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e-Book: Primer on PTZ Cameras

Today’s PTZ Cameras Offer High-Quality, Enterprise Class Video Capture with Crystal Clear Image Quality

PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras are robotic video cameras that move just as their name implies. With motorized capabilities, PTZ cameras move horizontally (pan) as well as vertically (tilt); and optics within the lens enable the view to move in and out on the target subject. Thus, a PTZ camera can move to show different areas of a space, as well as move to show close up or wide views of a subject.


While some of the first PTZ cameras were originally deployed in broadcasting studios and at sporting events, today’s PTZ cameras are used in a variety of spaces and offer high-quality, enterprise class video capture with crystal clear image quality. Since PTZ cameras have motorized movements, they can be mounted in a space – typically on a wall, ceiling or a horizontal surface like a table – and can be operated remotely over long distances.


While PTZ cameras were originally used in broadcasting studios, today’s PTZ cameras are used in many applications including recording and live streaming church services, lecture capture at colleges and universities, video calls at various companies and organizations, live streaming at events, online learning and training, and more.


This e-book contains all you need to know about PTZ cameras including:

• What are PTZ cameras?

• Benefits of PTZ cameras

• Understanding different capabilities of PTZ cameras

• Understanding what makes good video quality

• Signal types for PTZ cameras

• Helpful tips for choosing the right PTZ camera