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    RS422 and Newtek NDIHX-PTZ1 camera

    RS422 and Newtek NDI PTZ camera

    Where can I find the pin out of the RS422 connector on the Newtek camera?
    I have a Sony RM-BR300 and wish to test its functionality with my Newtek PTZ camera.
    The pin out for the Sony is as follows:
    1-NC (no connection)
    2-NC
    3-NC
    4-NC
    5-Ground
    6- RXD IN-
    7- RXD IN+
    8- TXD IN-
    9- TXD IN+
    any information is helpful.

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    I have this in reference material, but I cannot say whether the RS-232 and RS-422 connectors on PTZ1 are actually functional or not.

    Pin NO. Function
    1 RXD OUT -
    2 RXD OUT +
    3 TXD OUT -
    4 TXD OUT +
    5 GND
    6 RXD IN -
    7 RXD IN +
    8 TXD IN -
    9 TXD IN +

    <Note> Please connect IN+ to OUT+ when connecting to SONY products
    For non-SONY products, it may be necessary to connect IN+ to OUT-
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    I just got it working. I had to make sure the RS422 DIP switch on the camera is set to "ON".
    Then had to set the Sony controller switch to "0" and it works.
    I had to match up the wiring as follows:
    controller > camera
    5>5
    6>8
    7>9
    8>6
    9>7
    disadvantage using RS422 is that i can only control one camera unless I daisy chain some wiring.
    To hook up additional cameras to this controller i would then use 1-4 out of 1st camera into 6-9 of 2nd camera.
    Once I try that I will post my findings.

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    I have successfully made the Sony RM-BR300 work with three Newtek NDIHX-PTZ1 cameras.
    I followed the Sony connection guide and had to set the cameras as 1, 2 and 3 on the rotary switch under the camera.
    I also had to make sure dip switch #1 was on (this turns on RS422 communications).
    The cameras showed up as 1, 2 and 3 on the controller which corresponded to the switch position on the camera.
    This will give me much smoother "live" control over trying to use the mouse to move the camera.

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    Thanks for reporting your results. So as not to confuse readers, I just want to mention that you can get similar live control using the physical joystick provided on most NewTek control surfaces for video mixers (and of course if the camera supports NDI, configuration is pretty much effortless).
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    Steve, thank you. The control surface with my Tricaster Mini Advanced Edition does not have a joy stick control. That is why the Sony I had on hand helps me out.
    Karl

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    Quote Originally Posted by KFontenot View Post
    Steve, thank you. The control surface with my Tricaster Mini Advanced Edition does not have a joy stick control. That is why the Sony I had on hand helps me out.
    Sure, I understand. I just wanted to make sure those who don't need to change the defaults didn't read this and imagine they needed to use the same configuration steps.
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