Video lecture and meeting capture whether live streaming or recorded are hot topics these days and PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) cameras can help nearly any organization attain their goals when it comes to video. In years past, video was difficult for smaller organizations due to a large learning curve, the need for extra personnel to operate cameras, and the requirement of bulky, expensive equipment, but times have changed.
Today’s PTZ cameras are compact and many are affordable with little to no expertise required to operate them. They provide high-quality video and with most being a size that can fit in your hand, can be mounted nearly anywhere—be it a ceiling, wall, pole or conference table. They can be operated remotely or on-site via a joystick, desktop or laptop computer, or even a mobile device, with simple, easy-to-use controls or using pre-set automatic settings that don’t even require an operator. Some PTZ cameras can even track a presenter automatically as they move about a space, such as from a whiteboard to a podium. Multiple cameras can also be controlled and updated by just one person from one device.
These cameras can also make superior video quality virtually automatic. Most PTZ cameras offer Full HD or 4K video and some automatically adjust settings to accommodate for low or backlit situations providing viewers with a clear view despite less than ideal lighting. On most cameras, even if settings do need to be adjusted, most provide simple to use dashboards that make it easy for anyone to use.