At its core, the Studio Pro is built for content creators and online streamers, however it’s right at home across many applications. This sleek, compact and high-quality camera is the perfect addition to any streaming studio. PTZ optics makes some amazing ptz and box cameras, and the Studio Pro only adds more to their lineup. This camera feels solid with high-quality materials with a convenient handle and just a cool form factor. This camera is perfect for the content creator who needs a compact, high-quality camera that can shoot both landscape AND Portrait! More on that in a later.
Give me the specs please
This camera comes out of the box ready to go. 1080p HD at up to 60 frames per second. 12x optical zoom, HDMI, USB2 and 3 as well as NDI-HX, SRT and RTMP for direct streaming to the web. Plus, it comes with a built-in noise-cancelling microphone array, and includes with a simple bi-color LED light. And we can’t forget Power over Ethernet, but it can also be powered via USB and 12v adapter. The flexibility is tremendous!
What about the camera
PTZ Optics really thought through this camera, and we’ve used it for virtual meetings, an overhead camera in our studio and have used it as a static camera for live streaming events.
But the one thing that really stands out is portrait mode. They included a separate ¼-20 mount on the side, which allows you to mount the camera at 90 degrees for vertical video applications. This has come in handy so many times as we get more and more requests for vertical video for social media. A quick flip of a switch on the back and you’re in portrait mode!
When I unboxed this camera and connected it, I was excited to see the beautiful image quality and color. It was natural and did not require any major color correction to please my eyes. As with other PTZ optics cameras, the web gui was easy to navigate and all settings were clear and where I expected them to be. I really like how PTZ optics includes profiles for fast and easy configuration changes. And you can easily download, and upload profiles too. Being that this camera is for creators, it was great to have two RTMP streams outputs always at the ready! And some pro features are the NDI and SRT capabilities to integrate with other video switching software and hardware.
What we love
There’s a lot to love about this camera. PTZ optics took the traditional box camera and transformed it into a perfect creator camera. This camera is perfectly at home in any streaming application, virtual meetings, video podcast studios, churches, corporate and much more, and perfect for social media with vertical video. Think of all of the possibilities for e-sports and gaming too!
To wrap it up, the PTZ Optics Studio Pro is a great camera built for content creation, offering high end features and image quality in a small, compact, sleek and affordable package. And you have to love the vertical Video.
If you’re interested in learning more about PTZ Optics, schedule your personalized demo today.