An effective long-term video strategy for Houses of Worship, Higher Education, and Business includes the right PTZ camera for live streaming and video conferencing.
Whether you are presenting a worship service, online class, or all-hands meeting, your organization is adjusting to the fact that live streaming is now part of the new normal of how we communicate. Quality and functionality are some of the essential considerations for building a long-term video strategy that starts with the right PTZ live streaming camera.
Stream your sermons and services with popular video platforms such as Facebook Live, vMix, OBS, Vimeo and YouTube.
Houses of worship can reach their congregation through video streaming and establish a personal connection to wherever remote members are located. Consider a professional auto-tracking camera that will follow the speaker or presenter around the room or stage!
Present, train and collaborate with many popular video platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Skype, vMix and Zoom.
Use the power of video to engage customers, employees, partners, and shareholders with professional looking live stream productions. AVer’s robotic PTZ cameras allow a single operator to run the cameras remotely, and they can fit in tighter spaces.
Educational institutions need options to stream lectures and lessons with Echo360, Kaltura, OBS, Panopto, Skype, Zoom.
Whether it is for distance learning, guest lectures, campus news, staff meetings, or community engagement, having access to a quality live streaming solution with a professional camera will allow you to continue teaching, or just connect with students and parents when they are away from school.
Top Considerations When Selecting a New PTZ Camera
Live Streaming Readiness
The whole world is streaming video!
Connectivity for HD video streaming, recording, and broadcasting is an essential consideration for your PTZ camera which will be part of an environment that may require a variety of output options – from an HDMI connection, or a 3G SDI, and IP (RJ45) for an RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) or RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol) feed. Be sure your camera has an Audio line input for streaming, or some other device to mix the Video with Audio.
Features and Options
Is auto-tracking on your radar?
Whether you will be live streaming in a large auditorium or video conferencing in a smaller space, AVer has a PTZ camera to suite your needs. Consider your needs and budget, as well as the skill level of your operator(s). If you don’t have support staff to operate the camera, being able to setup the camera and walk away is a huge benefit.
Preset the PTZ310(N) or PTZ330(N) with up to 255 different locations. You can use the simplified IR remote to change your recording view, and choose 10 preset locations for easy manual control of the recording view. The TR320 and TR530 have wide area tracking to provide presenters with the flexibility to leave the stage or walk around the room to interact with people or objects.
Integration with Supporting AV Technology
Will it work in your set-up?
Check the required connection options, and the supported software platforms or streaming solutions. AVer PTZ and auto-tracking cameras are compatible with both the NewTek TriCaster and Telestream video production solutions, as well as the streaming platforms mentioned earlier (Zoom, Facebook, Echo360, etc.).
- The NewTek TriCaster is a TV studio in a box. It can switch, store, and stream, manage multiple cameras, add graphic overlays, and mix in effects to your production.
- Telestream Wirecast can be run from a laptop. Wirecast Gear is a ready-to-run production appliance. Switch, store, and stream, manage multiple cameras, add graphic overlays, and mix in effects.
Company Expertise and Longevity
Not just another New Kid on the Block
AVer Media has been around since 1990. AVer is an ISO9001 and ISO 14000 certified manufacturer with advanced production equipment, state-of-the-art testing facilities, and world-class R&D team providing abundant design experience in both digital and analog fields.
AVer is an award-winning provider of video and collaboration solutions that improve productivity and enrich lives. Their Pro AV product portfolio includes cutting-edge auto tracking cameras and PTZ cameras to serve any presentation, training or lecture environments. They strive to provide industry leading product quality, service and support that exceeds their customer’s expectations. They are also deeply committed to our community, the environment and employ stringent green processes in all they do. Learn more at https://www.averusa.com/pro-av/
Warranty and Support
Does the warranty program stand out?
AVer cameras provide at least three years of warranty, as well as quick replacement turnaround with localized support.
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Overview of AVer Pro AV Solutions | Professional PTZ & Auto-Tracking Cameras
TR320 | Auto-Tracking
- 22X Optical Zoom Options
- PTZ Camera + Panoramic Camera (120°)
- 3G-SDIx2, HDMIx1, IP(RJ45)
- Visca & ONVIF Control
Advanced Tracking Cameras | PiP Mode
AVer TR530 and TR320 have multiple output modes available, and a secondary, panoramic camera lens in the base of the unit for wide angle shots and tracking. With an HDMI output and 2 SDI outputs, you can select the wide angle view as a source for mixing, or use the 2nd lens view to create professional PiP (picture-in-picture) effects during your presentation – almost like having a 2nd camera in one.
Note: The auto-tracking PTZ camera used in the demo video is the AVer TR530.