Supported Cameras.

Camera drivers are crucial components in the world of remote production, especially when dealing with advanced camera functionalities. These drivers allow remote control software, like PTZOptics Hive, to fully access and manipulate camera settings—pan, tilt, zoom, iris, shutter speed, and even streaming parameters like bitrate. This capability is essential for producers looking to leverage the full technological prowess of their cameras during live broadcasts. Generic drivers are available for cameras that are not in our current list.

  • Full remote access to cameras
  • Image adjustments
  • Remote PTZ Control
  • Bit-rate adjustments
  • Presets and more
  • Generic Drivers

Hive-Linked Cameras

Remote Production - Add Source with Driver

When adding a source to Hive, be sure to choose the correct driver for your camera. If you camera is not supported, you can still use the Generic Driver option. 

What Are Camera Drivers? Simply put, camera drivers are software programs specifically designed to interact with the camera’s hardware. They translate the software commands into the language that the camera’s hardware understands, ensuring that every adjustment you make is executed flawlessly.

Benefits of Using Specific Drivers Over Generic Ones Choosing to use camera-specific drivers instead of generic ones has significant advantages:

  • Enhanced Compatibility: Specific drivers are tailored to unlock all the features of your camera, ensuring you have control over every function without compatibility issues.
  • Improved Performance: These drivers are optimized for specific models, providing smoother and more reliable performance.
  • Access to Advanced Features: Certain advanced features are only accessible through specific drivers, allowing for a richer remote production experience.



BirdDog P4K BirdDog A200 BirdDog A300 BirdDog P100 BirdDog P110 BirdDog P120 BirdDog P200 BirdDog P240 BirdDog P400 BirdDog X120

Bolin Technology BC-9 Bolin Technology 7 Series Bolin Technology B2-210 Bolin Technology B2-220 Bolin Technology B6-220 Bolin Technology B6-420 Bolin Technology B7-220 Bolin Technology B9-418 Bolin Technology BC-7 Bolin Technology D2-210H Bolin Technology D2-220H Bolin Technology D220 Bolin Technology D412 Bolin Technology EX 1030 Bolin Technology EX Ultra 230H Bolin Technology EX Ultra 248F Bolin Technology EX Ultra 420F Bolin Technology FEX30SHD-B-RSNP2 Bolin Technology R9 Bolin Technology SD530SHD-B-RSN2PW Bolin Technology VCC-2

Canon CR-N100 Canon CR-N700 Canon CR-N300 Canon CR-N500 Canon CR-X300

Datavideo BC-200 Datavideo BC-80 Datavideo PTC-140 Datavideo PTC-140NDI Datavideo PTC-140T Datavideo PTC-150 Datavideo PTC-150T Datavideo PTC-150TL Datavideo PTC-280 Datavideo PTC-280ndi Datavideo PTC-285 Datavideo PTC-285NDI Datavideo PTC-285T Datavideo PTC-300 Datavideo PTC-300NDI Datavideo PTC-305 Datavideo PTC-305NDI Datavideo PTC-305T Datavideo PTR-10


Lumens VC-A61P Lumens VC-A61PN Lumens VC-A71P Lumens VC-A71P-HN Lumens VC-A71PN Lumens VC-A71SN Lumens VC-A50P Lumens VC-A51P Lumens VC-A53P Lumens VC-B30U Lumens VC-BC301P Lumens VC-BC601P Lumens VC-BC701P Lumens VC-R30 Lumens VC-TR1 Lumens VC-TR40 Lumens VC-TR40N Lumens VC-TR50 Lumens VC-TR60 Lumens VC-A61P (no freeD)

Marshall CV-605 Marshall CV-620 Marshall CV-630 Marshall CV-730

Minrray UV510A Minrray UV950A


Panasonic AW-UE100 Panasonic AW-HE20 Panasonic AW-HE38H Panasonic AW-HE40h Panasonic AW-HE40S Panasonic AW-HE42 Panasonic AW-HE68 Panasonic AW-HE75 Panasonic AW-HN38H Panasonic AW-HN40H Panasonic AW-HR140 Panasonic AW-UE150 Panasonic AW-UE160 Panasonic AW-UE20 Panasonic AW-UE40 Panasonic AW-UE50 Panasonic AW-UE70 Panasonic AW-UE80 Panasonic AW-UN70

PTZOptics PT12X-Link 4K PTZOptics PT12X-Move 4K PTZOptics PT12X-Move SE PTZOptics PT20X-Link 4K PTZOptics PT20X-Move 4K PTZOptics PT20X-Move SE PTZOptics PT20X-NDI PTZOptics PT30X-Link 4K PTZOptics PT30X-Move 4K PTZOptics PT30X-Move SE PTZOptics PT-Studio Pro PTZOptics PT12X-NDI PTZOptics PT12X-NDI-ZCAM PTZOptics PT12X-SDI PTZOptics PT12X-USB PTZOptics PT12X-ZCAM PTZOptics PT20X-NDI-ZCAM PTZOptics PT20X-SDI PTZOptics PT20X-USB PTZOptics PT20X-ZCAM PTZOptics PT30X-NDI PTZOptics PT30X-SDI PTZOptics PTEPTZ-NDI-ZCAM PTZOptics PTEPTZ-ZCAM PTZOptics PTVL-NDI-ZCAM PTZOptics PTVL-ZCAM

SalrayWorks N-Bot

Sony BRC-H780 Sony BRC-H800 Sony BRC-H900 Sony BRC-X1000 Sony BRC-X400 Sony BRC-X401 Sony BRC-Z700 Sony ILME-FR7 Sony SRG-300H Sony SRG-X400

Telycam Drive+ 4KN Telycam Drive+ N 12X Telycam Drive+ N 20X Telycam Vision+ 4KN 12X Telycam Vision+ 4KN 30X Telycam Vision+ FN 10X Telycam Vision+ FN 20X Telycam Vision+ N3 20X Telycam Vision+ N3 30X

Vizrt PTZ UHD Vizrt PTZ1 NDI|HX Vizrt PTZ3 UHD Vizrt PTZ2 NDI|HX Vizrt PTZ3 NDI|HX

Winsafe LC4K-35W Winsafe UHV-450H-NDI-A

Hive-Linked Cameras

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.

Using the correct camera drivers is not just about making sure your camera works; it’s about maximizing its potential in your live production environment. With PTZOptics Hive, you have the support of numerous well-respected camera brands, ensuring that your production is as dynamic and high-quality as possible. Whether you’re managing a live concert, a sporting event, or a corporate presentation, the right drivers make all the difference in delivering a flawless visual experience.

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 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.

Remote Production Camera

Presenter Lock

Easily manage your production remotely or on your local area network. The Move 4K camera boasts the innovative Presenter Lock™ technology, enabling it to focus on a specific individual up to 300 feet away, regardless of other movements within the frame. This advanced auto-tracking capability also allows for effortless transitions between presenters at the click of a button.

Furthermore, the Move 4K comes equipped with PTZOptics’ latest Web UI, which has been revamped to offer a more intuitive interface. Each feature within the Web UI includes a tutorial, making it ideal for beginner producers who are learning to navigate the settings efficiently.

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.

PTZ Camera Support