“The PTZ cameras we are introducing are flexible solutions expanding Canon's video product range, meeting the changing demands of remote production and video streaming,” says Canon Europe product manager Matthew Koshy. "They can be used in simple standalone set-ups or in a large-scale production environment as agnostic cameras that can integrate into all types of existing and new systems."
The new PTZ cameras build on Canon's heritage of imaging and optical excellence. They feature advanced sensor, processor, optical and precision control technologies evolved over the decades Canon has been developing professional camcorders, lenses and acclaimed cinema systems.
They also include powerful practical features such as advanced autofocus technology and flexible control protocols and interfaces, enabling camera operators not only to adjust a PTZ camera’s orientation and zoom remotely, but also fine-tune picture quality and other camera settings. This means there is an incredibly broad range of potential applications for Canon's PTZ cameras – everything from broadcast, live production and live events to higher education and corporate use.
This solution is invaluable especially in today's world. It also complies with Covid-19 social distancing measures, because you don't need as many people to be present to create content. Indeed, a single operator can control multiple Canon PTZ cameras remotely from a single desk, making it possible to record an event or broadcast a multi-viewpoint live stream without having to be physically present.