The live streaming software manufacture vMix has announced PTZ camera control will be supported in vMix 17. The software company has plans to release vMix 17 at this year’s North American Broadcast show along with support for the NewTek NDI. The North American Broadcast show or “NAB” is the world’s largest broadcast production tradeshow hosted at the Las Vegas convention center this year in April.
Along with PTZ camera control vMix has announce support for the NewTek NDI which is another hot topic for the broadcast industry. NewTek manufactures the notoriuosly popular TriCaster and PTZOptics is the industry’s most popular affordable PTZ camera manufacture. PTZOptics is on the vMix list for compatible cameras along with Panasonic and SONY. On the NewTek side over 20 companies have announced compatibility for the new open source streaming software called NDI or “Network Device Interface”. By adding support for both technologies vMix is making a major leap forward in the live streaming industry. Even leap-frogging current competitors who include: Telestream WireCast and Vidblaster.
By integrating PTZ camera control with a complete live production software vMix hopes to pave a path for live broadcasters from all walks of life. Live streaming is taking the world by storm from football in Europe to the democratic debates in the United States. As the market grows, vMix has responded to their growing customer base by continually hosting monthly webinars with live question and answer sessions. Pan tilt zoom cameras are a particular hot topic as they provide a single producers the ability to use multiple scenes remotely without camera operators.
“We are excited to see a live streaming software provider like vMix build in camera control for our cameras over IP” says Paul Richards Dir of Business Development at PTZOptics. “This is the ideal connection for the modern world… Now the NewTek NDI, that is something we are really excited about. It should spur growth in every major vertical for live streaming and broadcast.”