Quickstart: What's next?

Quickstart: What's next?

Next steps after completing the quickstart

If you’ve completed the Quickstart and you’ve connected the SDI/NDI feed to the Seervision Server, it’s now time to start looking at our Seervision Server setup and configuration page!

SDI/NDI® and Seervision

SDI/NDI® and Seervision

Let's talk a bit more about hooking up a video feed to the Seervision Server

Seervision uses Computer Vision to steer the PTU that it’s controlling. In order to do that, unsurprisingly, we need a video feed from the PTU that we’re controlling. Below, we’ll try to answer some of the most common questions we get.

SDI: The Basics

In its simplest form, you take an SDI out of the PTU and directly plug it into SDI port(s) of the Seervision server.

Can I first route my SDI signal somewhere else, before feeding it to the Seervision server?

Yes, that works fine for us (we use it ourselves actually!).

Do you provide a loop-through or copy of the input SDI signal?

Our previous hardware revisions did, but our newest (starting September 2022) no longer provide an SDI loop out.

3G (FullHD) or 12G (4k)?

That’s up to you. We can do both, but you’ll have to tell us up front – the capture card our servers use is different depending on whether we need to capture a 3G or 12G signal.

NDI® Support

Seervision currently supports high bandwidth NDI® as well as NDI®|HX (V1 as well as V2) as an alternative to SDI. You can select the NDI® stream in the interface (see our manual for more information).

Note that we currently do not support NDI|HX V2 on Panasonic PTZs due to an implementation limitation. We hope to be able to fix this soon!

We also support consuming feeds from an NDI® Discovery Server or NDI® Bridge. As of July 2022, that is currently a manual process that needs to be done once by Seervision support, but we’re working on a feature enabling the end-user to add an NDI® Discovery Server via our interface!


Disclaimer: NDI® is a registered trademark of Vizrt Group.

Seervision: Getting Started Guide

Seervision: Getting Started Guide

This article aims to be your starting point once you've received your Seervision Server.

If everything went according to plan, you’ve landed on this page because you just got your Seervision Server and you’re wanting to try it out. If that’s the case, you’re in the right place!

If you are using Seervision with a Q-SYS setup or NC Series PTZ camera, please follow the instructions on support.qsys.com or those provided by your Q-SYS rep.

1. Accessing the Seervision Suite interface

The HDMI ports on the Seervision server can not be used to access the interface. They will just show a terminal login prompt and nothing else. To access the Seervision Suite, visit its IP in your web browser.

The first thing you will probably want to do is take a look at our interface. The Seervision Suite is actually a website (more specifically, a web app), which you can access using Google’s Chrome browser. All you need to do is:

  1. Power up the Seervision server
  2. Connect it to your LAN
  3. Find the IP of the server (just consult your DHCP server for this)
  4. Access the IP using Google Chrome

That’s it! If you can’t find the IP of the Seervision server, try our Seervision discovery tool.

2. Connecting the video input

To be able to steer the camera, the Seervision server needs the video feed. Currently, we can take a direct 3G SDI signal in, or you can choose to use RTSP, full NDI® of NDI®|HX for a video over IP solution. We talk a bit more about this setup on our NDI®/SDI page.

3. Configuring control of the camera

We support a range of robotic heads and PTZs, and we’ve written some individual guides for them. To see how to configure them for Seervision control, consult these respective pages: