JVC Professional Video Releases Firmware Update for KY-PZ510 and KY-PZ510N Connected Cam PTZ

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JVC Professional Video has released Firmware Version 3 for its KY-PZ510 and KY-PZ510N CONNECTED CAM PTZ Cameras. With this latest update, users now have access to five different settings of auto tracking, including standard, area, stage, wide area and fine adjustment options. The company says the new firmware will also make it possible for users to set presets for exposure, color and image, among others ― a feature that is being released across all NDI-enabled JVC PTZ cameras.

With these latest features, users will be able to use the ‘Standard’ setting to set the designated position of the tracking system, adjust the headroom or indicate subject framing options, such as upper body or above the chest. The ‘vertical’ alignment setting will also enable users to adjust the amount of space above the presenter. Additionally, the new ‘Area’ setting is intended for users to designate an area from within the field of view in which the camera will stay stationary unless the speaker has left that space. Multiple spaces can be set for this function.

The company says the ‘Stage’ setting establishes the left and right panning borders of the KY-PZ510 Series cameras, while ‘Wide Area’ sets stationary camera positioning concentrated towards the center of the stage. This provides minimal motion distraction while ‘Standard’ auto tracking is engaged, should the subject travel beyond the outer borders. The new firmware includes a ‘Fine Adjustment’ mode, in which the camera adjusts the framing of the subject to the preset position within a maximum six-second time span.

JVC Professional says a free firmware update is also available for the JVC RM-LP100 Remote Camera Controller and web interface, which can now be used to send auto-tracking commands for the cameras via WEB API. Additionally, while in auto tracking mode, the controller can be used to select an individual or set tracking ON/OFF, using the simple left/right lever on the device.

The features of the KY-PZ510 Series include a super-wide horizontal angle of view (80 degrees) and focal length of 21.8 to 261.8 millimeters, along with incorporated Vertical Interval Time Code (VITC) with Network Time Protocol (NTP) for multi-camera synchronization, according to JVC Professional. Using the latest HEVC technology, the cameras ensure higher quality video at lower bitrates for remote production over the internet (REMI). The company says theKY-PZ510N can also simultaneously output NDI, SRT and RTMPS for hybrid local/remote workflows to deliver high quality distribution to CDNs.