Panasonic PTZ Camera controll
Is there a way/actor with which I can control a Panasonic AW-UE70KEJ PTZ Camera? I have an Artist, who wants to show a slowly 360° panning Camera view. as the PTZ Camera does not have the possibility to rotate endless, I'm thinking of using two AW-UE70KEJ so that when one Camera reaches the rotation end the second Camera starts and continues the Rotation while the firs one is moving back to there default position and so on... Does anyone have experiences with this topic? Especially it is recommended for us to use the Panasonic cameras which does not use the VISCA Protocol! because we just have these Cameras.
Do I understand correctly that camera/s you want to use do not offer VISCA as an option for control?
Can you provide a link to the Cameras specs?
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We've mapped out the Panasonic HTTP protocol and built a template with the GET/POST URL Text Actor. Don't have it handy but if I can find it I'll share later today or this weekend.
Hi and thanks for your reply. I just found a Dokument about the Interface Specification. As I´m not realy knowing what they are talking about in this PDF I think it has someting to do with the protocoll they use for Pan/Tilt. Mabe you understand what to do with this?
Thanks so much for your interest and help
Hi and Thanks for helping! that would be wonderfull!!
Have you set up an IP address for the device?
Once you have an IP set, you should be able to send commands via URLS, like
You can use the Get/Post URL Text actor to do this. (the default get method should work, just enter the command URL in the url input and trigger go)
page 8 of the linked PDF gives this same example. (note: %23 became # when I pasted this code for the URL, I suspect either should work)
It appears the way this works in many cases, is that a command string is concatenated with a value string. So Command and Data become CommandData.
for example, page 11 outlines the commands for controlling power, the command is: #O while the data value can be 1 or 0 (for ON and Standby)
The command url then becomes: (to turn the power on)
Only the command after cmd= changes, being made of the command and value.
The camera already has there IP Adress and I will start working on this today.
thank so much for your help.