Live StreamingMusic & Events

Live streaming music and other events has been revolutionized by remote production, enabling teams to manage venues globally. PTZ cameras have made it feasible to remotely produce music and performances from locations that lack on-site expertise. Similarly, remote audio production has advanced significantly, allowing teams to seamlessly integrate and manage both audio and video for complete, professional-grade productions.

  • Seamless Audio Integration
  • High-Quality Video
  • Remote Camera Control
  • Real-Time Collaboration
  • Color Correction
  • Network Optimization
  • Versatile Workflows
  • Professional Streaming
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To capture the band’s sound, we utilized 8 XLR audio inputs connected to a Presonus Studio Live III Audio Mixer. This mixer allowed us to manage multiple audio sources effectively and enabled remote audio mixing through Presonus Metro.

Live Band Case Study: Remote Production Audio & Video

This case study showcases the successful remote production of a live band performance, demonstrating the seamless integration of multiple audio and video sources to create a professional live stream. The setup involved a 4-person band and utilized advanced technologies to ensure high-quality audio and video, as well as remote control capabilities.

You will need a combination of audio and video equipment, including microphones, audio mixers (such as the Presonus Studio Live III), PTZ cameras (like those from PTZOptics), a reliable internet connection, and video mixing software (such as vMix). Additionally, remote control tools like Hive can enhance your production quality.

To ensure high-quality audio, use professional-grade microphones and an audio mixer. Capture audio using XLR inputs and consider remote audio mixing capabilities to fine-tune sound quality. Tools like Presonus Metro allow for remote audio mixing over the internet.

Using PTZOptics cameras connected via NDI HX to video mixing software like vMix allows for seamless management of multiple camera angles. These cameras can be remotely controlled, enabling dynamic and engaging live streams.

Remote camera control can be handled using tools like PTZOptics Hive, which allows operators to adjust camera angles, zoom, and focus from any location. This ensures flexible and responsive camera work during live performances.

PTZ cameras offer flexibility, remote control capabilities, and high-quality video output. They can be easily integrated into a production setup and controlled remotely, making them ideal for live streaming music and other performances.

PTZOptics Hive enables detailed analysis of training sessions and games by allowing coaches to review footage, highlight key moments, and provide targeted feedback. This helps athletes understand their performance, identify areas for improvement, and develop effective training strategies, ultimately enhancing their overall performance.

Audio Integration

To capture a band’s sound, utilize 8 XLR audio inputs connected to a Presonus Studio Live III Audio Mixer. This mixer allows for effective management of multiple audio sources and enables remote audio mixing through Presonus Metro. The setup process includes creating accounts at my.presonus.com and establishing secure peer-to-peer connections via Presonus Universal Control software.

Presonus Remote Audio Mixing

Presonus Studio Live Mixers are becoming an industry standard for remote audio mixing.

Automatically Track The Action

Experience the ease and precision of using PTZOptics Move cameras with built-in auto-tracking technology for tracking musicians or performers on stage. These cameras can automatically lock onto a specific performer, ensuring they remain in focus throughout their performance. Production teams have the flexibility to zoom in or out during auto-tracking, allowing for customized views based on the performance’s needs. Close-up video is ideal for capturing fine details of the performer’s expressions and techniques, while zoomed-out views provide a broader perspective of the entire stage setup. PTZOptics Move cameras make it effortless to capture every crucial moment with accuracy and clarity.

Live streaming a band remotely
Live streaming a band

PTZOptics Move SE and 4K cameras offer adjustments for auto-tracking that allows you to fine-tune the automated movements for your entertainment application.

REMOTE PRODUCTION SOFTWARE

Workflow

Hive Studio

Designed with remote production in mind, PTZOptics Hive represents the culmination of our expertise and passion for exceptional broadcasting solutions.

  • Centralized Control
  • Manage Multiple Studios
  • Team Collaboration

Hive-Linked PTZ Cameras

Hive is embedded in PTZOptics cameras, enabling instant cloud control with no hardware, plugins, or extra software needed.

  • Linked directly to your Hive Studio
  • No need for additional hardware
  • Remotely control from anywhere

Easy & Efficient

Start broadcasting with professional-level control and quality, managing everything remotely through the Hive interface.

  • Live stream anywhere
  • Record video in the cloud
  • Output NDI video on the far end
Getting Started

Straight-forward setup.

Setting up your studio with Hive is straightforward. Once installed, you can immediately start streaming with just a few clicks. Whether for webinars, live events, or regular broadcasts, Hive puts comprehensive control at your fingertips.

  • Customize for your Production

    Connect your cameras, and control them wherever you need to

  • Award-winning Support

    The award-winning PTZOptics Team is here to support your next project.

  • Manage Multiple Studios

    Connect as many studios as you need and manage all your locations in one dashboard.

  • Restreaming

    Stream to multple destinations with support for transcoding into the formats you need

PTZOptics Cameras for Entertainment.

PTZOptics cameras are designed to meet the demanding needs of live music and event production, offering options for 60 fps and up to 4K resolution. This high frame rate capability allows you to capture high-quality, fast-moving performances, perfect for live streaming and detailed replays. Additionally, PTZOptics cameras support multiple streams, enabling a high-quality video stream for streaming and recording while simultaneously providing a lower-bitrate stream for remote viewing and control. This flexibility ensures that every aspect of the performance is captured with exceptional clarity, from live broadcasts to detailed post-production reviews. With PTZOptics, you get the best of both worlds: top-tier video quality and versatile streaming options.

  • 1. Auto-Tracking Technology
  • 2. High Frame Rate
  • 3. 4K Resolution
  • 4. Multi-Stream Capability
  • 5. Remote Control
  • 6. PoE Power
  • 7. Real-Time Overlays
  • 8. Seamless Integration
  • 9. Low Latency
  • 10. Dynamic Zoom
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Outdoor Enclosures

Outdoor enclosures from Dotworkz are essential for protecting PTZ cameras in outdoor live streaming or indoor production environments. These enclosures provide a vandal-proof solution, making them ideal for use in public spaces and ensuring the longevity and safety of your equipment.

Applications:

  • Essential for outdoor events
  • Sports broadcasting
  • Any live production exposed to the elements
Linking a Camera to Hive for Remote Production
Remote Production Cloud Workflow Diagram

Hive is embedded in PTZOptics cameras, enabling instant cloud control with no hardware, plugins, or extra software needed. No extra hardware is required. Hive is built into the Move SE, Move 4K and Link 4K PTZOptics cameras, enabling instant connection to Hive without any additional hardware required. Just plug in your camera and you’re ready to go.

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.

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.

Power over Ethernet (PoE) and network connectivity ensure easy installation and reliable operation in any remote production setup. It's easy to get your cameras powered and connected to the network using a PoE-capable network switch.

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
PTZOptics Cameras

Harness the Power of Robotic Cameras.

- Hive-Linked Integration: Connect your PTZOptics cameras to your Hive Studio account just once, and they remain linked for remote operation anywhere in the world. - PoE and Network Connectivity: Power over Ethernet (PoE) and network connectivity ensure easy installation and reliable operation in any remote production setup. - Universal Remote PTZ Control: Share PTZ controls with any team member globally, enhancing collaboration and production flexibility.

  • 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

Remote Production PTZ Camera

Built for Video Production

The PTZOptics Move 4K is a cutting-edge PTZ camera that features advanced auto-tracking technology, optimizing the intelligence and efficiency of live music and event production workflows. Delivering stunning 4K resolution at 60fps and 1080p at 60fps via SDI, the Move 4K ensures your setup is ready for the future while remaining compatible with existing HD and Full HD equipment.

This camera performs exceptionally well in low-light conditions, making it perfect for indoor concerts and evening events. It also includes PoE+ support and an integrated tally light, ensuring high performance across various production environments. The PTZOptics Move 4K is engineered to meet the rigorous demands of live event broadcasting, providing crystal-clear video and seamless auto-tracking to capture every moment of the performance.

A new standard for Remote Production Cameras

The PTZOptics Move 4K is a state-of-the-art PTZ camera that incorporates advanced auto-tracking technology, enhancing the intelligence and efficiency of live music and event production workflows. Capable of delivering stunning 4K resolution at 60fps, and 1080p at 60fps via SDI, the Move 4K ensures your setup is future-ready while maintaining compatibility with existing HD and Full HD equipment.

This camera excels in low-light conditions, making it ideal for indoor concerts and evening events. Additionally, it features PoE+ support and an integrated tally light, ensuring high performance across various production environments. The PTZOptics Move 4K is designed to meet the rigorous demands of live event broadcasting, providing crystal-clear video and seamless auto-tracking to capture every moment of the performance.

Remote Production Camera
Hive Auto Tracking

Presenter Lock

Easily manage your live music and event production remotely or on your local area network with PTZOptics Move 4K cameras. The Move 4K camera features innovative Presenter Lock™ technology, enabling it to focus on a specific performer up to 300 feet away, regardless of other movements within the frame. This advanced auto-tracking capability ensures that the camera can seamlessly follow the action on stage, providing clear and consistent coverage.

Additionally, the Move 4K comes equipped with PTZOptics’ latest Web UI, designed to offer a more intuitive interface. Each feature within the Web UI includes a tutorial, making it ideal for producers, broadcasters, and beginner operators who are learning to navigate the settings efficiently. Whether you are capturing dynamic live performances or providing detailed production analysis, the Move 4K camera makes event production straightforward and effective.

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 to your fingertips. This versatile camera integrates HDMI, SDI, USB, and IP outputs, now including native NDI® functionality, all in one device. Designed for live streaming and video production, the Move SE delivers high-quality 1080p resolution at 60fps, making it ideal for capturing fast-paced sports action.

Equipped with SONY CMOS image sensors, the Move SE maintains excellent image quality even in low-light conditions, ensuring clear and vibrant footage. Priced starting at just $999, the PTZOptics Move SE is perfectly suited for multi-camera setups and extensive production deployments, offering exceptional value for sports broadcasters and production teams.

PTZ Camera Support

Cameras

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Software

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Hive

Video Kits

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

Get in Touch

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