PTZ

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Phoenix RSM supports all IP configurable cameras, and most of the functionality of those cameras. Check to ensure that you have the correct access Rights to control PTZ. These Rights are controlled in Camera Policies.

If your camera supports mechanical PTZ, a white target symbol and an M displays in the Title bar of the camera feed when it is displayed in a camera view frame of the Live Viewer Multi-Window. With all other cameras, you have the option of using digital PTZ (a D will display in the title bar, without a white target symbol). With the use of the Live Viewer Multi-Window, any camera can have PTZ functionality.

If you are running Windows, you can use any Windows-supported joystick to control the pan, tilt, and zoom of a camera. A joystick with  X-Y axis capabilities is able to control the pan and tilt; a joystick with X-Y-Z axis capabilities is able to control the pan, tilt, and zoom. Joystick control can be used for mechanical and digital PTZ.

Cisco ONVIF cameras: PTZ capabilities may fail if the camera is not properly set up as per ONVIF requirements. See Troubleshooting for more information.

PTZ

Click the Title bar of the camera port for the camera in the viewer. A blue border appears around the entire camera port to indicate the controls are active.

Blue Border indicates Active Controls for selected frame

Action

Key Combination

Zoom in

i

or

Scroll the thumb wheel forward

Zoom all the way in

I

Zoom out

o

or

Scroll the thumb wheel backward

Zoom all the way out

O

Digital PTZ control

d

Mechanical PTZ control

m

Only on supported cameras

Run wiper for 10 seconds

w

Only on supported cameras

Pan left

<left arrow>

or

Click inside the camera port, and move the cursor to the left

Pan right

<right arrow>

or

Click inside the camera port, and move the cursor to the right

Tilt up

<up arrow>

or

Click inside the camera port, and move the cursor to the up

Tilt down

<down arrow>

or

Click inside the camera port, and move the cursor to the down

For a complete list of key combinations, see Keyboard Navigation.

For more information see Live View Camera Feeds, View Camera Pool Feeds, and Live Viewer Multi-Window Viewer Layout.