NewTek releases world’s first NDI®|HX Ultra HD PTZ Camera

NDI-powered NewTek's PTZUHD Camera

NewTek, a manufacturer of IP-based video technology and part of the Vizrt Group, has announced PTZUHD, the first pan-tilt-zoom camera that transmits full 4K p60 video directly to NDI®-compatible receiving devices across a standard network. The NewTek PTZUHD camera allows content creators to capture and deliver UHD video with native support for resolutions up to 2160p 60 using a 30X optical zoom lens, and a high-quality Sony CMOS sensor.

“Right now, nothing is more important than the transmission of valuable information fast and effectively. With this 4K PTZ camera, one person with a TriCaster can produce an incredible live show,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president of R&D for the Vizrt Group. “This has never been more relevant than today, when both cutting costs, keeping fewer people on a set and getting a story out to the Internet is more important. PTZUHD is the first accessible broadcast quality PTZ camera that is ready for the future with IP that solves real problems and helps further our mission that matters more today than ever.”

The NewTek PTZUHD camera represents state-of-the-art NDI®|HX implementation. The result is reduced latency output at low bandwidth which puts less strain on the network. The 4K p60 camera is a “clear choice” to future-proof broadcast and sports workflows. Additionally, professional audio-visual producers will find it to be “the best quality and easiest solution for delivering critical stories and content”, according to the press release.

Requiring only a single Ethernet connection for setup, power, operation and signal flow, digital media producers and content creators can explore new ways to evolve their productions into 4K. The camera pairs with the TriCaster® Mini 4K and TriCaster TC1 for a configuration-free NDI experience with a better than broadcast feel.

NewTek PTZUHD cameras are available now.

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