Hello Wirecast users!
In this video, Andy Chatfield, lead support technician at PTZOptics, review how to live stream ptzoptics cameras to Wirecast over the network using ONVIF. This give you the ability to connect PTZOptics cameras to Wirecast from anywhere on your network. ONVIF is a open industry standard protocol for IP streaming and camera control. ONVIF can be used for PTZ camera control of any PTZOptics camera plus it can be used as a searching tool on your network for cameras. Andy shows us how to look up these cameras on the network. Then enable the cameras for ONVIF. Once the PTZOptics cameras are enabled for ONVIF Andy brings them into Wirecast!
This is a great way to bring in multiple cameras from around your network without having to run hard wired connections from long distances. While network streaming is convenient it may introduce a second or two of latency depending on the quality of service available on your network. You can create VLAN to segment out space on a busy network to ensure QoS (Quality of Service) to improve latency for live camera streaming. Either way, streaming over the network will be tough to beat a hard wired HD-SDI or HDMI connection to live switcher.
Have fun! If you have any questions please let us know or check out our knowledge base available at http://help.ptzoptics.com