To give an advanced explanation of the different P/T/Z options (available in the camera web GUI > SYSTEM tab)


PTZ Speed : It is possible to increase the maximum pan and tilt speed, this can be useful in a conference system where quick action is necessary. The camera will produce slightly more noise when this setting is set to ‘high’. To give a rough example using the IR remote control, the camera will do a full pan during a bit more than 3 seconds approx. when the PTZ speed is set to HIGH but 5 seconds approx. when set to LOW (the same concept would apply with the tilt)

* Note that if your camera pan/tilt very slowly although its PTZ Speed is set to HIGH, maybe the 'Speed by zoom' option described below is enabled and the camera is zoomed in to its max

Speed by zoom : This mode affects PTZ speed when the camera is zoomed in to its max. If you move the stick of your

controller when this mode is disabled, it will move too fast to control it. Enabling reduces this speed in relation to the current zoom factor.

Image Freezing * : You can freeze the image when the camera moves from one preset to another preset by calling them from your IR remote controller or hardware controller. This is a very convenient option in some applicatrions where we don't want to see when the camera pans between the two presets.

* Note that if you are using audio during streaming, put it first OFF before freezing the image! Freezing the image could produce a paused audio output on the IP Stream. This leads to (audio) stuttering. The video stutters when it is re-engaged, but this is rather easily solvable by putting the iFrame value at 4 or 5 times per second, that is quick enough to counteract the video stutter

Low Power Mode: The Avonic CM70 series cameras are designed to consume very little power in stand-by mode. To achieve this, some features within the camera are completely shut-down by default, one of which is the LAN port. We've released the "Low Power Mode" feature/option for those requiring the camera to be powered on over IP but previously the Low Power Mode has to be disabled first (possible to disable it also by HTTP API command or by VISCA serial/IP command, see commands in the camera user manual)

* Note that if the camera cannot be booted up through Visca over IP because the Low Power mode is active, the camera can be turned back on only by using the physical switch on the back or by using the remote control or by powering on the camera via a command sent on a serial connection

Enable/ Disable Infrared Receiver: It is possible to enable/disable the Infrared Receiver. Note that, when you disable the Infrared Receiver and the Low Power Mode is enabled, it will NOT be possible to activate the camera again using the IR

Remote Control! (in that case you will need to power the camera by serial connection or enabling again the Infrared receiver before activating the camera with the remote control)

Zoom Speed : You can set the speed to which the camera will zoom in to the image. The higher the number, the faster

the camera will zoom in. This works only when the remote controller is used to control the camera

* Note that this feature won´t have any effect if you using our hardware controller CON300-IP, this latest has its own "PTZ Speed" to control the speed of the PTZ (with priority over what is configured in the camera web GUI)

Preset Pan, Tilt and Zoom Speed : This mode affects the speed to which the camera is switching from one preset to another when you use your (remote) controller. The higher the number, the faster it will switch. By default all values are set to their maximum level

Some of these above options are also available on the camera OSD menu:


* Note that the OSD Menu is visible only on the CM40 and CM7x HDMI and SDI outputs (not on USB or IP outputs)