PTZOptics USB Camera Quick Start Guide
Step 1: When you first receive your PTZOptics USB Camera, the first thing you should do is read the included manual.
Step 2: Inside your box you will find your camera, the manual, the power supply, a remote control, a USB 3.0 A to B cable, two AAA batteries and a serial connection cable used for joystick controllers.
Step 3: Once you have read the manual, it is helpful to select the video resolution and frame rate you would like to use with your camera. The camera’s resolution is set by a yellow dial on the back Interface board of the camera. You can reference the available frame rates in your manual or on a table printed on the bottom of your camera.
NOTE: The default dial setting is “0” which is 1080p60fps. This is ideal for sports but you may want to consider setting “6” for 1080p30fps for the classic natural video look depending your application.
Note: This camera supports simultaneous USB 3.0, HDMI and IP network streaming up to 1080p-60. The camera also supports non-simultaneous CVBS (composite video) output via 3.5mm connector when the camera resolution is set to 480i or 576i.
Step 4: Once you have set your resolution dial, you can plug in the included power supply and turn on your PTZOptics camera. If you would like to provide PoE (Power over Ethernet) power to this camera, PTZOptics has confirmed compatibility with the WiFiTexas WT-GAF-PTZOptics PoE splitter which provides power and ethernet to the camera.
Step 5: When you are first getting setup it is helpful to connect your camera to an HDMI monitor, but you can also use the USB output to view video from your camera as well.
Step 6: Once your camera is powered on and connected to the network you should determine whether you will use a dynamic or static IP address. We will go more in depth later on in this video. (Step 8)
Note: A dynamic IP address can change periodically making it difficult to manage in the longer term. We suggest setting up static ip addresses with sequential IP addresses for tidy management of multiple cameras. (more…)