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How To Mount a PTZ Camera-Datavideo

How To Mount a PTZ Camera

Jun 01 2021

After buying a PTZ camera, it’s time to mount it. Here are 4 different ways to complete the installation.:

  1. Place it on a tripod
  2. Put it on a stable table
  3. Mount it to a wall
  4. Mount it to a ceiling

 

How to install the PTZ camera on a tripod

If you need your video production setup to be mobile, tripod mounting is the most convenient way to mount your camera. The most important things to pay attention to are:

  • Choosing the correct tripod. PTZ camera requires a stable tripod that can bear heavyweight. This minimizes shaking and improves the stability of the camera when it is rotating.
  • Never choose a photography tripod. When the PTZ camera is running, excessive shaking will be seen in the video.
  • There is a special look back screen stand for the PTZ camera, which is very suitable for mounting the PTZ camera on the tripod. If you use the PTZ camera for interviews, this will also be a good choice for you.

 

How to place a PTZ camera on the table

When there is insufficient space for a tripod, wall mount, or ceiling mount, placing the PTZ camera on a table may be the best option.

  • When the shooting space is extremely limited, placing the PTZ camera on a table is your best choice, but you must make sure that the desk or table does not shake.
  • Because professional PTZ cameras bear a solid weight, gaffer’s tape may not be necessary to secure it.

 

 How to mount a PTZ camera on the wall

If your video production location is fixed, then using a wall mount for your PTZ camera is your best choice. What you need to pay attention to are:

  • When you choose a wall, you must choose a solid wall, not a light partition (calcium silicate board).
  • When installing on the wall, remember to plan in advance for the power supply required by the PTZ camera. You can provide a power cord to power the PTZ camera, or choose to use PoE to supply power.
  • In some countries, there are strict requirements for indoor wiring, for example, a wire conduit is required, and even the power supply and the network wiring are usually different construction units, and the construction of the power usually requires a license and a construction permit before starting.
  • If your wall does not allow too many holes to be drilled, or your country has strict requirements for wiring construction, you can also use an HDBaseT technology PTZ camera, a Cat6 cable, which can transmit power, video, audio, control signals, and even tally signals, which is very practical.
  • Many PTZ camera wall mounts also support upside-down mounting, allowing more options for video production.
  • When you use the wall mount for your PTZ camera, we strongly recommend that you use a safety wire to attach your PTZ camera to the wall. If the PTZ camera is unfortunately separated from the wall, the safety wire will protect you and the PTZ camera.

 

How to mount a PTZ camera on the ceiling

If you choose to install a PTZ camera on the ceiling, it would be a permanent installation, but you still have to pay some attention to the following:

  • When the PTZ camera is mounted to the ceiling, it could help you take nice shots of everything on the desktop, and even take a full image of the entire scene
  • Many PTZ cameras already come with a free ceiling mounting kit as an accessory. Before purchasing a ceiling mount for a PTZ camera, you should check if anything is missing in your PTZ camera package box.
  • The ceiling you choose must be stable.
  • When you choose to place the PTZ camera on the beam, be sure to consider whether there is any damage to the structure of the house before drilling the hole
  • When you install the PTZ camera on the ceiling, we strongly recommend that you add a safety wire. If the PTZ camera and the ceiling mount are unfortunately separated, the safety wire will protect you and the PTZ camera.
  • In some countries, there are strict requirements for indoor wiring, for example, a wire conduit is required, and even the power supply and the network wiring are usually different construction units, and the construction of the power usually requires a license and a construction permit before starting.
  • Wiring on celling is sometimes not easy, or your country has strict requirements for wiring construction. You can also choose HDBaseT technology PTZ camera, a Cat6 cable that can transmit power, video, sound, control signal, and even tally signal, very practical

 

 

Datavideo's solution

Datavideo provides many kinds of solutions. In addition to a series of PTZ cameras, Datavideo's product line also includes professional PTC camera mounts and a series of different grades of PTZ cameras, including cameras with HDBaseT technology. Different installation methods are suitable for different situations. If you need technical assistance, please contact us.

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