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Help with PTZ
January 16, 2014
10:46 pm
Forum Posts: 5
Member Since:
January 16, 2014

Connected PTZ with IR lamps

PTZ controls work fine.

Picture is not viewable – just rolling at a high speed – need help with picture.

12 volts supply is rated at 5 amps

PTZ video is approx. 150 feet on RG59 – siamese twin

Power supply transformer 12v is mounted at the PTZ.

January 17, 2014
7:37 am
Brad Besner
Boca Raton, Florida
Forum Posts: 189
Member Since:
March 9, 2013

Hello, what model PTZ are you using? Could it be a different format. In Europe most DVRs are PAL format and in the USA all DVRs and cameras are NTSC format. when you connect a NTSC camera to a PAL DVR it will cause lines like that. 

January 17, 2014
8:00 am
Forum Posts: 5
Member Since:
January 16, 2014

I do not know if I have PAL or the other format on the PTZ or how to check and fix.

I have a NTSC system 16 channel working – just replaced one camera with a PTZ which I am having problems with.


Image sensor 1/3" CCD
Signal model PAL/NTSC
Horizontal resolution 650TVL
Effective pixel PAL:976(H) x 582(V) NTSC:976(H) x 494(V)
Minimum illumination 0LUX(with IR), Color to B/W, with IR-CUT function
S/N radio ≥60dB(Enhanced)
Backlight compensation On/Off
White balance Auto
Electronic shutter 1/50~1/12000 seconds
Focus length 3.2~115.2mm
Optical focus 360X OPTICAL ZOOM
Focus Auto/manual, take high-performance DSP to realize complete digit and ultra-high speed focus function
Presets 256
Patrol track 4groups, each can record 200 actions
Cruise track 8 groups, every group have 30 presets can join cruise, can setting the presets' residence time
Other scan 4 groups, Support Horizontal scan, deuce area scan, scan random
Rotation range Horizontal 360°unlimted rotation, Vertical 90°,auto reversal
Rotation speed Horizontal & Vertical Min 0.01°,Max 200°/S
Communications RS-485, PELCO D, PELCO P
OSD Whole screen Chinese / english menu
Special function AWB, MASK, DNR, Strong light Optimizer, MIRROR, DSS, Auto tracking, Motion detection
Intelligent IR lamps 200m
Power supply DC12V/4A
Material Aluminum shell,waterproof IP66
Work environment -20℃~+50℃, <95%RH
January 17, 2014
9:15 am
Daniel Ross
Forum Posts: 287
Member Since:
March 27, 2013

Is it possible to take a spare camera and connect it there to see if you get video? I also noticed in the specs that the camera is not auto switching for PAL/NTSC. 

January 17, 2014
11:06 am
Daniel Ross
Forum Posts: 287
Member Since:
March 27, 2013

This is the kicker, until you have video output you wont know. If the camera has dip switches you may be able to select that format, but I don't know for sure. Another option would be to use a 



that tool can use both formats and output the video on the monitor. 

January 19, 2014
10:49 pm
Forum Posts: 5
Member Since:
January 16, 2014

This PTZ has replaced a working SPECO camera on the same video line. Looks like the line is or was good before the replacement.

Let me know if I should try another switch – not easy to do up a lamp post. I have 3 lines/cameras on the post.

This camera does not have a PAL/NTSC switch. I am trying to get a NTSC chip from the manufacturer.

Not sure if the problem is PAL but picture keeps rolling very fast. RS485 works fine to move the camera.

January 20, 2014
12:03 pm
Daniel Ross
Forum Posts: 287
Member Since:
March 27, 2013

Since you have no dip switches that control the format type you are going to have to access the OSD of the camera using the tool, or something similar. That way you can see what you are doing to change the format.  

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