USB camera control software from Key Digital optimises camera control and preview

Key Digital has released a new version of the KD-CAM advanced USB camera control software, specifically engineered for use with KD-CAMUSB.

The KD-CAM application offers camera control and preview, and may be used on its own or while concurrently running video editing or conferencing software.

A new feature is the lower thirds feature which includes single or dual lined text with optional semi-transparent grey shape. Video professionals can choose a PNG image to be imported and positioned, to add company logos on the dynamic lower third of the image.

KD-CAM control options include up to nine camera pre-sets plus customisable home and privacy pre-sets, pan, tilt, zoom, resolution adjustment, left/right reverse, picture flip, and pan speed and the advanced properties controls include brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, gamma, white balance, backlight compensation, gain, exposure, low light compensation, and anti-flicker adjustments.

When KD-CAMUSB is in use alongside video conferencing or broadcast software, camera operators can open the KD-CAM software to access the same control options available via the KD-CAMUSB remote, RS-232 control, or the KD-App with the addition of advanced controls options. The built-in USB control reduces the necessity and hassle of additional wires. Operators may simultaneously control the camera via the KD-CAM software and KD-CAMUSB, RS-232 control, or KD-App control. KD-CAM automatically defers to newly opened software using the connected KD-CAMUSB. The software can be customised on screen for use with multiple windows and the on-screen control features may be minimised or expanded as needed.

The free KD-CAM PC software is now available for download from the Microsoft Store.

Since 1999, Key Digital has led the AV industry by designing products used in bar and restaurant, digital signage, educational, government buildings, and places of worship.

Key Digital products are designed and engineered in-house in Mount Vernon, New York.  The company says it designs its products for ease of installation and versatility as a result of strenuous research, development, and testing. The company has created a hardware-software suite for the consultants, designers, and installation firms of the AV industry.

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