Visual presets with Panasonic PTZs

What to expect

Position presets is an amazing feature of Panasonic PTZ cameras; with a single click of a button you can make the camera point to a specific location with all settings restored. However, it's rarely intuitive since operators need to remember the positions by the number on a key.

Visual presets on MKA1 and MKA2 will make routines such as keeping a list of preset locations on paper an obsolete task. Operators can just look at the display and see what they will get.

MKA2 is a friendly stand alone controller with a high quality Hall Effect joystick and 8 color thumbnails above tactile four-way buttons. It will serve houses or worship, corporate and education uses perfectly where untrained operators will enjoy the ease of use. You can snap a MKA1 on the side of the MKA2 and with a click of your mouse you can change the combo into a seamlessly integrated professional PTZ controller with advanced settings control.

The thumbnails are still images captured automatically from the Panasonic camera via the IP based protocol when the preset gets stored via the SKAARHOJ controller.

Technical Notes

MKA1 and MKA2 exists in a Blue Pill Inside (BPI) version and a UniSketch version. At least one of them has to be a BPI version for this to work.

Alternatively, a stand alone Blue Pill can serve two UniSketch controllers. The controller that has BPI will be the master controller that runs Reactor and connects with the PTZ cameras to create the integrated experience.

Changing camera on the PTZ controllers will automatically update the displays on the Frame Shot.

Model Support
  • Panasonic AW-HE20, AW-HE40, AW-HE42, AW-HE130, AW-HR140, AW-UE20, AW-UE40, AW-UE50, AW-UE70, AW-UE80, AW-UE100, AW-UE150 supported
  • MKA2 (BPI) stand alone
  • MKA1+MKA2 combo (At least one is BPI)
Configurations and Alternatives
  • “MKA1...” - Default configuration
  • “MKA1+MKA2...” - Default configuration

Other Panasonic cameras then the mentioned models can also be integrated in this workflow but may require a frame grabber

Application Ideas

Let a church volunteer use Frame Shot to recall preset positions during a service.