Vizrt sharpens focus on BroadcastAV market with PTZ3 Plus camera range

Vizrt introduces the PTZ3 Plus and PTZ3 UHD Plus cameras, targeting the BroadcastAV market. These cameras promise HD/UHD quality, 20-30x zoom, AI tracking, and embedded FreeD camera tracking data via NDI®|HX, all packaged in a sleek, unobtrusive design, as the company signals.

The PTZ3 Plus series aims to bridge the gap between ProAV and Broadcast sectors, delivering high-quality video suitable for diverse live productions and presentations.

Featuring AI-driven talent tracking, enhanced microphone flexibility with phantom power, and seamless integration for augmented reality (AR), the PTZ3 Plus lineup offers advanced capabilities in a discreet form factor, blending effortlessly into any environment. The streamlined workflow is facilitated by a single Ethernet cable, ensuring efficient delivery of video, audio, power, control, tally, and FreeD camera tracking data over NDI|HX.

Liam Hayter, Product Manager at Vizrt, highlights the user-driven innovations: “Our customers have been requesting enhanced features in our PTZ camera range to elevate live streams, corporate town halls, visual radio, and live events. AI presenter tracking ensures talent remains in frame automatically, while phantom-powered audio simplifies remote setups. Moreover, our pioneering implementation of FreeD-over-NDI|HX embeds camera tracking metadata directly into each frame, revolutionizing AR and virtual reality setups like Viz Virtual Studio Go.”

According to the product specifications, the key features include:
– AI-driven presenter tracking for autonomous operation, ensuring continuous focus on presenters through face and posture detection.
– Embedded FreeD camera positioning metadata via NDI|HX stream, facilitating simplified setup for AR and XR systems without additional hardware.
– Professional phantom powered audio via mini XLR port, enabling direct connection of microphones without external amplification, enhancing AV deployments and remote production capabilities.

Existing owners of NewTek PTZ3 and PTZ3 UHD models can enjoy FreeD-over-NDI|HX capabilities through a free firmware upgrade on Vizrt.com.

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