JVC KY-PZ100 Robotic PTZ Network Video Production Camera



JVC KY-PZ100 | Robotic PTZ Network Video Production Camera

Advanced IP network communication and live HD streaming

The camcorder features JVC’s latest IP communications engine, giving you remote control and monitoring of vital camera and lens functions from a tablet, smartphone, or computer anywhere in the world. Live streaming is possible in HD or SD resolutions, depending on available bandwidth. Connect your camera to an optional Wi-Fi or 4G/LTE modem and share your programme with an audience anywhere in the world via content delivery networks such as YouTube, Facebook Live, and other cloud services.

It’s the first PTZ camera that features JVC’s unique IP communications engine providing network connection via WiFi, 4G-LTE, or cabled LAN. It’s designed to be used as a stand-alone remote camera or as part of a multi-camera system in both studio and field environments. In addition to its 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, it is also capable of reliably streaming 1080i/60, 1080p, 720p, and 360p video with 2-channel audio–all with minimal latency and forward error correction.

Camera control is possible from a web browser, or with the dedicated RM-LP100 remote control panel, or from a variety of remote units using standard protocol. The camera also includes on-board HD recording at up to 50Mbps to a micro SDHC/SDXC card with the ability to upload the recorded files to an external server.

When connected to a Wi-Fi adapter or LTE modem via USB or directly connected to a LAN, the KY-PZ100 streams up to 1080p video with two-channel audio using SMPTE 2022 forward error correction (FEC). The camera offers low latency streaming at various bit rates, and its integrated Zixi technology delivers reliable streaming performance with FEC and automatic repeat request (ARQ), as well as adaptive bit rate control.

Designed as a standalone remote camera or as part of a multi-camera system, the KY-PZ100 can also be used as a conventional PTZ camera. It includes a 1/2.8-inch CMOS sensor (2.1 million pixels) and a 30x optical zoom lens. Its f/1.6-4.7 maximum aperture delivers excellent low-light performance, and its high-sensitivity mode delivers images in darkness as low as 0.01 lux. The camera also supports on-board HD recording at up to 50Mbps to a Micro SDHC/SDXC media card, and recorded files can be uploaded to an external server.

  • 1/2.8″ CMOS Sensor, 1080i/p, 720p
  • Remote Pan, Tilt, and Zoom
  • 30x Optical Zoom
  • 01 Lux in LoLux Mode
  • 3G-SDI and HDMI Output
  • Wireless Streaming (Requires Adapter)
  • LAN Streaming and POE
  • Micro SDHC/SDXC memory card recording (H.264 50Mbps)
  • RS-232C, RS422, IP Control
  • 100+ Programmable Presets and Positions
  • Ceiling, Desktop, or Tripod Mount


Versatile IP Connectivity including Wi-Fi* and 4G/LTE*
The KY-PZ100 is the PTZ camera that features JVC’s unique IP communications engine providing network connection via Wi-Fi*, 4G/LTE*, or wired LAN (*Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE require optional network adapter).

Control from Remote Location with PC
Using a browser, video monitoring and remote camera control can be performed with a PC from all over the world.

RTMP for Direct Streaming to Content Delivery Network
RTMP protocol support enables direct streaming to JVC VIDEOCLOUD, Ustream, YouTube, Facebook, etc. Other various protocols and bitrates are supported for a variety of usages.

JVC KY-PZ100 Streaming options


0.02 lx of Minimum Illumination for Precise Color Reproduction
In High-Sensitivity mode, minimum illumination is 0.02 lx. Superior color reproduction is ensured even at low light. The Night Mode is also available for even darker environments (0.003 lx of minimum illumination).

JVC KY-PZ100 sensitivity-mode

Powerful 30x Optical Zoom
Equipped with 30x optical zoom, the KY-PZ100 is capable of capturing distant subjects. Even in a grand hall or auditorium, the speaker’s expressions and handwriting on a board will be clearly captured. 12x digital zoom is also available.

JVC KY-PZ100 optical zoom


Direct Drive Mechanism for Accurate and Quiet Pan/Tilt
The KY-PZ100 incorporates JVC’s Direct Drive Motor that offers precise, highly responsive pan/tilt and silent movement compare to the normal stepping motor mechanism.

  • Super Fast Pan/Tilt of max. 480°/sec*.
    With maximum 480°/sec (In case with AC adapter. 400°/sec. with PoE+) movement offers the scene transition sharply.
  • Super Slow Pan/Tilt of min. 0.1°/sec.
    Extremely slow movement of 0.1°/sec. offers a good look at the scene even at high zoom rates.
  • Extremely Silent Operation
    Operating noise of Direct Drive is approx. 20% lower than normal stepping motor system, which is especially suitable for the usage of classic concert, church and so on.
  • High Accuracy of +/-0.03° for Preset Positions
    Adjusts to preset positions with high accuracy, offset less than 0.03°. Maintains precise shooting positions even at high magnification with virtually no deviation.

Simultaneous Output of 3G-SDI and HDMI in addition to IP
Simultaneous digital output capability, with up to1920x1080/60p video through 3G-SDI/HDMI/IP, makes the KY-PZ100 ideal for webcasting as well as viewing and recording of conferences, lectures, and other live events.

PoE+ for Simple and Flexible Installation
You can reduce installation cost with the KY-PZ100 that supports PoE+ (Power-over-Ethernet), which is capable of carrying IP video, audio control and power over a single connection cable.

Wide Dynamic Range Mode
The Wide Dynamic Range mode provides clear natural foreground images even under challenging highlight conditions.

Full HD 1080/50p, 60p High Quality Video
The KY-PZ100 offers progressive video recording of 1920×1080/50p, 60p at 50Mbps and streaming of 1920×1080/50p, 60p at 20Mbps.

Audio Input Function
Input audio through a microphone or a mixer can be IP output and embedded on SDI or HDMI output.

microSDHC/microSDXC Card Recording and File Upload Capability
The KY-PZ100 features a built-in digital recorder that records HD from 5Mbps to 50Mbps directly to microSDHC/microSDXC card. Recordings can be uploaded from the camera to an external server.

100 Preset Positions and Settings
Up to 100 points of PTZ positons and other settings such as focus and white balance can be memorized on the camera.

Reliable and Stable Streaming with Zixi and SMPTE 2022-1
Thanks to SMPTE 2022-1 and Zixi (requires optional Zixi licensed decoder or server) support, reliable and stable streaming is assured with forward error correction. Especially with Zixi protocol, even more reliable streaming is ensured with adaptive bit rate and automatic repeat request.

JVC KY-PZ100 basic configurations


JVC KY-PZ100 system configurations

RM-LP100 Remote Controller (Optional)
This advanced controller connects to your network and provides complete IP control of cameras in your facility, or anywhere in the world through the internet. A 7-inch (diag.) touch screen panel gives you control of camera groups, presets, PTZ speed, and basic camera settings. A solid joystick and zoom rocker provide smooth and precise camera movements.



Power DC12V(AC adapter),  DC42V to 57V(PoE+ power supply)
Power Consumption 1.2A (AC adapter)  ,  0.4A  (PoE+ power supply)
Dimensions 148(W) x 199.5(H) x 172(D) mm
Weight approx.  1.9 kg
Operation temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 50°C ( 14°F to 122°F)
Operating humidity 30% to 80%
Storage humidity under 85%
Finish [ KY-PZ100B] Black
[ KY-PZ100W] White
Supported Remote controller RM-LP100
Image Sensor 1/2.8″  CMOS 2.13M pixel
Lens F1.6(wide) to F4.7(Tele) f=4.3mm to 129mm
30x Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom 12x
Horizontal FOV 63.7° ~ 2.3°
Shutter speed 1/60 ~ 1/10000 (U model) , 1/50 ~ 1/10000 (E model)
Gain 0, 3, , 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48 dB
Minimum Illumination High sensitive mode OFF :0.1 lx
High sensitive mode ON  :0.01 lx
White Balance FAW, OnePush, 3200K, 5600K, MANUAL
S/N ratio  50dB
Pan/Tilt Angle Pan: ±175°
Tilt -30°/ 90°
Preset Position 100 points
HD Video output SDI output (3G support :BNC x1) , HDMI output x1
Audio input φ3.5mm mini jack x1   ( Balanced Mono/Line / MIC with Power)
LAN terminal RJ-45
RS-422 Serial Control  ( RJ-45 )
RS-232C Mini DIN 8pin  (IN) , Mini DIN 8pin  (OUT)
USB HOST x1 (Network Connection)
Live streaming protocol MPEG-2-TS/UDP ,MPEG2-TS/TCP , RTSP/RTP , Zixi, RTMP
Recording media Micro SDHC/SDXC memory card  ( Class 6/10 )
Video recording Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
File format : Quick Time
NTSC setting:
1920×1080/59.94i,29297p(35Mbps) , 1280×720/59.94p(35Mbps)
1920×1080/59.94i,29.97p(18Mbps) , 1280×720/59.94p,29.97p(18Mbps)
1920×1080/59.94i(5Mbps) , 1280×720/29.97p(5Mbps)
PAL setting:
1920×1080/50i,25p(35Mbps) , 1280×720/50p(35Mbps)
1920×1080/50i,25p(18Mbps) , 1280×720/50p,25p(18Mbps)
1920×1080/50i(5Mbps) , 1280×720/25p(5Mbps)
Audio recording LPCM 2ch, 48kHz/16-bit(MOV),     μ-low 2ch(5Mbps)
Direct ceiling Mount bracket x1 ,  Screws , Wireless Remote Control x1 , AC Adapter x1, Instruction Manual