What is Remote Production?

Transforming the Broadcast Industry

Remote broadcast changes the way broadcasters, studios, and content creators deliver live video. With cloud-based and IP-based production, the ability to produce live content from remote studios allows for broadcast quality that rivals traditional setups.

  • Camera-to-Cloud Technology
  • PoE and Network Connectivity
  • Remote PTZ Control
  • 1080p & 4K Models
  • Auto-Tracking
  • Better Team Collaboration
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Local Area Network

Connect your LAN to the world with Hive. 

Remote Location

Easily control your cameras and produce your video from a remote location.

Connect all your cameras via USB or over the network.

Use Hive to output NDI video on your remote network.

vMix is running at the remote location.

Connect your cameras directly through the cloud without additional hardware

PTZOptics Cameras

The Next Evolution of Broadcast.

Remote production services seamlessly integrate multiple cameras and live feeds into a centralized production hub. This method not only increases the flexibility and efficiency of live productions but also enables broadcasters to produce thrilling live content for a global audience without the need for expensive on-site equipment and large crews.

  • Increased Flexibility

    Remote broadcast allows for the coverage of more events from various locations without the need for extensive on-site infrastructure.

  • Advancements in Technology

    The use of camera-to-cloud technologies enables direct transmission of footage to cloud-based platforms, facilitating real-time editing and broadcasting.

  • Future of Broadcasting

    Leverage the future by integrating more scalable, agile, and accessible production methods that can quickly adapt to changing demands and technologies.

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PTZOptics Cameras

Harness the Power of Robotic Cameras.

The concept of remote integration (REMI) plays a crucial role in modern broadcasting. It allows production teams to manage and mix live feeds from various locations, ensuring that all aspects of the live video are cohesive and professionally presented. By leveraging existing broadcast infrastructure, remote production not only supports high-quality live production but also enhances the ability of broadcasters to cover more events simultaneously. This approach not only meets the growing demand for live content but also reduces operational costs, making it a sustainable option for many broadcasters and production companies.

  • Move SE

    The PTZOptics Move SE is the definitive choice for productions requiring high-definition video. Delivering crystal-clear 1080p resolution, this camera combines quality with the convenience of remote operation.

  • Move 4K

    For productions where detail and precision are paramount, the PTZOptics Move 4K offers unparalleled 4K resolution. This camera is perfect for scenarios where ultra-high-definition video is a must, from professional broadcasts to high-profile live events.

  • Auto-Tracking

    Equipped with sophisticated auto-tracking technology, the Move SE and Move 4K keeps your subjects in sharp focus during any live action.

  • SDI, HDMI, USB and NDI

    Features multiple output options including SDI, HDMI, USB, NDI®, and IP to suit a wide range of production environments.

  • Hive-Linked

    The easiest way to deploy PTZ cameras in any scenario is to link them directly to Hive. Once connected your cameras will always be remotely controllable in the cloud

Software for Remote Production

Yes, you can connect other PTZ cameras to Hive. Hive supports over 400 PTZ cameras with unique drivers. These unique drivers allow for detailed control over PTZ, image settings and more. Hive also supports generic drivers with less capabilities but will support standards such as SONY Visca. You can connect non-PTZOptics cameras to Hive but you wlll need to use the free Hive software as shown in the diagram.

Depending on your plan Hive will support auto-tracking in the cloud. Hive auto-tracking features "Click to Track" technology which makes it very easy to choose your auto-tracking subject. PTZOptics cameras feature built-in auto-tracking which does not require the cloud and will reduce your overall cloud usage.

PTZOptics Hive supports most USB connected cameras which include HDMI and SDI cameras connected with a capture card, NDI, and ONVIF camera inputs, ensuring compatibility with a broad range of existing equipment. PTZOptics Move SE and Move 4K cameras are Hive-Linked capable and can be connected directly to the cloud.

Yes, PTZOptics Hive operates via the cloud, allowing remote production and management of live streams from anywhere in the world. You can use the Share button to share role-specific access with others via an email.

Remote broadcast can cost serval thousand dollars to put together the necessary audio and video equipment. PTZOptics Hive Studio starts at just $50/month. That being said, the ability to manage and produce broadcasts remotely is not only more cost-effective but also provides broadcasters with the flexibility to cover more events with fewer resources. This shift is driven by advancements in camera-to-cloud technologies, which enable footage to be sent directly from cameras to cloud-based production suites, where remote teams can manage and distribute the content.

Camera-to-cloud technology bridges the gap between on-site capture and remote management. This technology enables on-site crews to focus solely on capturing high-quality footage, while remote teams handle post-production, encoding, and streaming. This collaborative approach leverages the strengths of both on-site and remote teams, enhancing the overall production quality and efficiency.

With the democratization of broadcasting technology, freelancers and smaller media entities now have access to tools that were once exclusive to larger networks. This accessibility has opened up new opportunities across different sectors of the economy, allowing for live streaming services to expand into areas previously underserved by traditional media.

Linking a PTZOptics camera to the Hive is easy. You can log-in to the web-interface and select the tab for "Hive". Here you can Link your Device by logging into your Hive account and choosing the studio you would like the camera to be connected to.
Remote Production Software Example

Hive features a user-friendly interface that simplifies the streaming setup and requires minimal technical knowledge, making it accessible for users of all skill levels. Because Hive is a browser-based remote production software, anyone can access your Hive Studio with an internet connection.

Linking a PTZOptics camera to the Hive is easy. You can log-in to the web-interface and select the tab for "Hive". Here you can

PTZOptics offers a "Remote Production" book by Paul Richards and an accompanying online course covering both fundamental and advanced remote production techniques.

The Producer-SE bundle offers 1080p video quality with auto-tracking and versatile outputs, ideal for budget-conscious productions. The Producer-4K bundle provides ultra-high-definition 4K video, advanced auto-tracking features, and NDI®|HX integration, suited for high-end broadcasts and events.

Both cameras offer high-quality video and are equipped with advanced auto-tracking and multiple output options. The Move SE is ideal for 1080p productions, while the Move 4K is perfect for scenarios that require 4K resolution.
Remote Production Workflow Diagram
Remote PTZ Camera Control
Remote Production PTZ Camera

Built for Video Production

The Move 4K camera from PTZOptics is equipped with a variety of outputs including SDI, HDMI, USB, and IP, and comes with native NDI®|HX support, ensuring exceptional performance and adaptability. This camera features integrated auto-tracking technology, eliminating the need for additional software or a dedicated camera operator, thereby streamlining your production process. With options for 12x, 20x, and 30x optical zoom, the Move 4K adapts effortlessly to any production setting.

A new standard for Remote Production Cameras

The PTZOptics Move 4K is a state-of-the-art PTZ camera that incorporates advanced auto-tracking, enhancing the intelligence and efficiency of video production workflows. Capable of delivering 4K resolution at 60fps, and 1080p at 60fps via SDI, the Move 4K ensures your setup is future-ready while maintaining compatibility with HD and Full HD equipment. This camera excels in low-light conditions and features PoE+ support and an integrated tally light for high-performance across various production environments.

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Award-winning Support Team

When you reach out to PTZOptics for support, you won’t get an automated system — you’ll get a team of in-house, US-based experts ready to help. Connect with us via:

Starting at just $999

The PTZOptics Move SE, built on the renowned PTZOptics camera series, brings the beloved PTZ and auto-tracking features closer to your fingertips. This versatile camera integrates HDMI, SDI, USB, and IP outputs, now also including native NDI® functionality, all in one device. Designed for live streaming and video production, the Move SE delivers 1080p resolution at 60fps, ensuring high-quality video output. Equipped with SONY CMOS image sensors, it maintains excellent image quality even in low-light conditions.

Moreover, priced starting at just $999, the PTZOptics Move SE is perfectly suited for multi-camera setups and extensive production deployments.

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Video Kits

Check out our three camera PTZOptics Producer kits. They are perfect for remote productions.
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