NAB 2020: NewTek PTZUHD camera transmits full 4K 60p video

The brand new NewTek PTZUHD aims to allow creators to operate live shows on their own without needs a crew’s help.

The PTZUHD, is the first pan-tilt-zoom camera that can transmit full 4K 60p video directly to NDI-compatible receiving devices across a standard network. The camera supports resolutions up to 2160 at 60 fps using a 30X optical zoom lens. Additionally, according to NewTek, the camera sports a “high-quality” Sony CMOS sensor.

“Right now, nothing is more important than the transmission of valuable information fast and effectively. With this 4K PTZ camera, one person with a TriCaster can produce an incredible live show,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president of R&D for the Vizrt Group. PTZUHD is the first accessible broadcast quality PTZ camera that is ready for the future with IP that solves real problems and helps further our mission that matters more today than ever.”

PTZUHD allows for output at low bandwidth

The camera, according to NewTek, is capable of reducing latency output at low bandwidth. That should put less stress on the network overall. “The 4K p60 camera is a clear choice to future-proof broadcast and sports workflows, said NewTek. “Additionally, professional audio-visual producers will find it to be the best quality and easiest solution for delivering critical stories and content.”

All you need to use the camera is a single Ethernet cable for setup, power, operation and signal flow. The camera also pairs with the TriCaster Mini 4K and TriCaster TC1.

Pricing and availability

The NewTek PTZUHD camera is out now for $4,995.

Image courtesy: NewTek

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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