PTZ camera control

The "to-do" list for Virtual Radar Server is as long as my arm, but if you want to pile more work onto it then this is for you.
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k5ted
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PTZ camera control

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What about a common PTZ protocol such as Pelco D, Sony, maybe a Meade or Celestron telescope control, or all/similar, to output az/el info based on the az/alt data to a cam for us who live near airports?

There are several relatively low-cost USB PTZ conference cameras that could be incorporated even easier than the above mentioned industrials.

The control panel could feature options to follow the auto-select, aircraft follow, or manual select, and zoom level, both auto based on distance, and manual as well.

Calibration control as well, could be based on GPS location math or simple one time calibration using Moon location data from Google Earth.

Auto snapshot of new tails and add to a local database that could then be shared out. Maybe a 'last seen' directory that could ftp plane images to a website.
agw
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Re: PTZ camera control

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If I ever get one of those cameras then I'll take a look into it :)
Saturnus
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Re: PTZ camera control

Post by Saturnus »

Did anyone ever succeed with this? I am very interested.
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