Introducing our NDI® ZCams
NDI cameras offer numerous advantages, one of the main ones being their versatility and their ability to do several things at once. The ZCam NDI cameras made by PTZOptics offer three main types – 12x, 20x, and POV – so that you always get the perfect camera for your needs. In fact, if you need a video camera that you can use for both live-streaming and for filming high-end video productions, this is a great camera to choose from. With this camera, you get tons of advantages and perks, including:
Advanced white balance modes that allow for one-push and new Kelvin temperature scale.
Both 2D and 3D noise reduction thanks to its low-noise CMOS sensor.
Broadcast frame rates of 1080p59.94/29.97, 1080i59.94, and 720p59.94.
Full frame rates of 1080p-60/50/30/25, 1080-60/50, and 720p-60/50/30/25.
The wide dynamic range allows for excellent results even in low-lighting scenarios.
When it comes to high-tech features, in fact, this camera has it all, and with prices that start at around $900, you won’t have to break the bank just to get a reliable camera that you’ll soon wonder how you ever lived without.
All houses of worship deserve to have top-notch video cameras that don’t cost a fortune, and this camera definitely falls into that category. One of the biggest perks is that you likely won’t have to rush out and buy additional software because the camera works with most video-conferencing software on the market, including vMix, MimoLive, Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), Wirecast, Livestream Studio, and xSplit, among others. In fact, anytime you need video shots of classes, sermons, or anything else for that matter, this PTZOptics NDI camera is the one you’ll want.
For those of you who love statistics and numbers, there is even better news with this camera. It offers a frame rate of up to 60 FPS (frames per second) and 30 FPS with a live stream, aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9, video outputs that include both video over Ethernet and 3G-SDI, and an output resolution range of 720p30 to 1080p60.
But while these numbers are impressive, all you really have to know is that this is a high-quality, sturdy camera that allows for excellent images and sounds and that it is incredibly useful for all sorts of events. In fact, you get everything you need to ensure that all of your productions come out looking very professional even though you don’t need to be a tech wizard to make that happen, and even though the price you’ll pay for the camera is very reasonable.
ZCAM VL/12x/20x Technical Specifications
||(1) Video over Ethernet (1080p@60fps capable)1
(1) 3G-SDI (up to 1080P@60fps capable)
||(1) 3G-SDI (BNC – 75 Ohm, Female)
(1) 10/100/1000 RJ-45
(1) Non-powered 3.5mm Female Input
||PAL, PAL wide, NTSC, NTSC Wide
|Output Resolution Range
||720p30 to 1080p60
||Up to 60 fps (IP Stream limited to 30 fps)
||Video Bitrate Range: 32 – 20480 kbps
Maximum 1080p Frame Rate 60fps
Maximum 720p Frame Rate 120fps
Audio Bitrate Options: 96K, 129K, 256K
AAC Audio Encoding
Audio Sample Rate Options: 44.1K, 48K
|Recommended maximum Cable Length for SDI (based on standards)
|Recommended maximum Cable Length for Ethernet (based on standards)
|Camera and Lens
||Panasonic 1/2.7” CMOS, 2.07 Megapixels
||Full Frame Rates: 1080p-60/50/30/25, 1080-60/50, 720p-60/50/30/25
||VL – 4X Optical, F 2.8mm ~ 12mm, F1.4+
12x Optical, F3.5mm-42.3mm, F1.8-F2.8
20x Optical, F=4.42mm ~ 88.5mm, F1.8-F2.8 R
||4X, 12X and 20X Options
|Field of View
||VL Lens – 122°
12X Lens – 72.5°
20X Lens – 60.7°
||0.5 Lux at F1.8, AGC ON
||1/30s – 1/10000s
|Vertical Flip & Mirror
|Horizontal Angle of View
||VL Lens – 28° (tele) – 122° (wide)
12X Lens – 6.9° (tele) to 72.5° (wide)
20X Lens – 2.28° (tele) to 60.7° (wide)
|Vertical Angle of View
||VL Lens – 16° (tele) – 91° (wide)
12X Lens – 3.9° (tele) to 44.8°(wide)
20X Lens – 1.28° (tele) to 34.1°(wide)
|Wide Dynamic Range
||Auto, 3000K/Indoor, 4000K, 5000K/Outdoor, 6500K-1, 6500K-2, 6500K-3, One Push (ok), Manual
|Digital Noise Reduction
||2D & 3D Digital Noise Reduction
||Analog audio inputs
||Line In, 3.5mm (IP Stream Only)
|HTTP Port Number
Guest & Admin Logins
||VL & EPTZ: 6 Position Push In Terminal Block
12X & 20X: 3 Position Terminal Block
||PTZOptics VISCA over IP2
|Recommended maximum cable length for RS-485
||3,600 feet (1,200 meters)
||12V DC (10.8 – 13.0V DC) or PoE 802.3af
|Power over Ethernet
||Standard PoE supported
||VL – 2.8W x 2.4H x 5.94D (8.25 w/ incl. lens) (inches)
12X – 3.1W x 5.7D x 2.9H (inches)
20X – 3.1W x 5.7D x 2.9H
||VL – 142W x 164H x 169D (189H max w/ Tilt) (mm)
12X – 79W x 145D x 74H (mm)
20X – 79W x 145D x74H (mm)
||10W x 5D x 5H (inches)
254 x 127 x 127 (mm)
||1.4 lbs. (.63 kg)
||1.8 lbs. (2.45 kg)
||FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Subpart B – Class A:2011, ANSI C63.4-2014
||EN 55032:2015, EN 61000-3-2:2014, EN 61000-3-3:2013, EN 55035:2017
1H.264, H.265, MJPEG Encoding; RTSP; RTMP; NDI|HX® upgradeable
2TCP (5678); UDP (1259)
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