PTZ or Pan-Tilt-Zoom is a feature in most CCTV and network cameras available in the market. Cameras with PTZ feature facilitate zoom control and directional control while recording the images. This special feature in cameras also enables the detection of change in sound, motion and heat, thereby leading to camera activation. Furthermore, PTZ enabled Panasonic network cameras have better focus and capture the video field with superior clarity. The cameras having this feature integrated in them are mostly used in security and surveillance sector. Separate PTZ software are also available that are installed in the network cameras in order to enable this special feature.
PTZ software is upgraded for monitoring pixel changes generated by the video chip with the help of firmware programs. Whenever there is a pixel fluctuation in the video field, the PTZ feature helps the Panasonic network cameras in focusing on the image and thereby recording high quality videos. The optical lenses of the camera adjust in and out so as to stabilize the fluctuations in pixel. Such auto tracking functionality makes the cameras with PTZ feature much in demand. PTZ cameras also come with multi sensor camera heads that rotate completely per second.
With PTZ feature, position of the camera head can be repositioned and moved sideways, up and down. Furthermore, the focal lengths of the camera lenses can also be adjusted. PTZ enabled cameras are controlled from a DVR or a control unit. The degree of lens angle and the rotation of the camera head can be pre-programmed by users as per their requirements for their convenience. Cameras with advanced PTZ features can also be controlled with the help of joysticks.
PTZ feature offers high definition recording capabilities with detailed image recording. The PTZ enabled cameras are easy to install and can track moving objects from a distance. Due to these brilliant features, network cameras with PTZ features are extensively used by many, including law enforcement agencies, businesses and military sector.
This video shows a Panasonic PTZ camera being used with Auto tracking software.