Sony RM-IP500/1 PTZ Camera Remote Controller

Control up to 100 Sony PTZ cameras over IP network

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  • Sony RM-IP500 Professional Remote Controller for Select Sony PTZ Cameras
  • Power Supply
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty Parts
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty Labor


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Easy, ergonomic PTZ control of multiple remote cameras for live events production and contents creation Easy, ergonomic PTZ control of multiple remote cameras for live events production and contents creation

The Sony RM-IP500 compact remote controller features a high-quality joystick that allows effortless one-handed pan, tilt and zoom adjustments of compatible Sony PTZ remote cameras. Zoom can also be controlled via the joystick or a supplementary seesaw lever; dedicated knobs and control buttons simplify direct access to frequently-needed camera functions.

The RM-IP500 simplifies the building of cost-effective multi-camera content creation systems with a wide range of applications - houses of worship, broadcast studios and education institutes.

PTZ speed can be adjusted from slow to fast for more polished, professional-looking results. Up to 100*¹ combinations of camera angles and settings can be stored as presets. Trace Memory*¹ allows a sequence of camera moves to be stored and recalled whenever required.

Up to 100 compatible Sony BRC or SRG Series PTZ remote cameras can be controlled over a standard IP network. Set-up's simple: the controller automatically assigns IP addresses to connected Sony PTZ cameras on the network, also assigning a camera number to each.

Full compatibility is provided with these Sony PTZ remote camera models: BRC-X400 *3 , SRG-X400 *3 , SRG-X120 *3 , BRC-X401 *2,*3 , SRG-201M2 *2,*3 , SRG-HD1M2 *2,*3 , BRC-X1000, BRC-H900, BRC-H800, BRC-H780*², SRG-360SHE, SRG-280SHE*², SRG-300SE, SRG-300H, SRG-301H*², SRG-120DH, SRG-120DS, SRG-120DU, SRG-121DH*², SRG-HD1*².

The RM-IP500 is an ideal partner for the Sony MCX-500 Multi-Camera Live Producer, creating a complete IP streaming and SD recording solution for a wide range of content production applications.

The RM-IP500/1 is a US/Canada model which is bundled with the AC-UES1230MT AC power supply and cord. In all other regions the AC power supply and cord are sold separately.


  • High-quality control of PTZ functions: It's easy to achieve professional looking productions, with joystick adjustment of pan and tilt, plus zoom control either via joystick or a separate seesaw lever. Adjustable speed control of PTZ allows smooth, acurate camera movements.
  • Control up to 100 BRC or SRG cameras via IP: The remote controller allows control of pan, tilt, zoom and other functions of up to 100 Sony BRC or SRG Series PTZ cameras over an IP network.
  • Simple set-up: System set-up is quick and simple, with automatic IP address assignment of connected cameras and auto assignment of camera numbers. To change the group number, camera number, and IP address assigned to a camera or clear the camera registration auto assigned IP addresses manually from RM-IP500 without using PC will be also supported from Version 2.0.
  • Trace Memory *: A sequence of camera moves can be stored for instant recall whenever required. Simple store trace memory function without using Camera Menu will be also available from Version 2.0 for BRC-X1000/BRC-H800 Version 2.0.
  • Store and recall camera presets: Up to 100** presets (camera angles and settings) can be stored recalled instantly via the numeric keypad, saving time in multiple camera set-ups.
  • Up to 5 controllers can operate on a single network: Up to 5 RM-IP500 control panels can be used on a single network, allowing shared control and simultaneous multi-operator control of large camera systems. In case both RM-IP500 and RM-IP10 are used on a single network, total number of units of RM-IP500 and RM-IP10 available to be controlled is up to 5.
  • Tally indicator: Includes Normal Tally/On-Air Tally/Contact Modes.
  • Adjust camera paint functions:
  • Colour related settings - including black levels, white balance, flicker cancel, detail level, knee point, auto exposure level, iris, gain and shutter speed - can be adjusted directly without needing to use the camera menus.
  • Additional ability to use VISCA control: The RM-IP500 can also control up to seven*** compatible BRC or SRG Series cameras over a RS-422
  • Selectable ASSIGN items: ASSIGN item is selectable from version 2.0, and additional functions can be assigned to ASSIGN buttons. In addition to backlight/flicker/status display/detail level/knee point/AE level, clear image zoom/Tele Convertor/mode switch of Trace-Preset (mode1/mode2) /ND filter/Picture Profile settings can be assigned. The available function depends on camera specification.

*1 Depends on camera specification. Version up might be required.
*2 China models.
*3 Requires firmware V2.10

Specifications for the Sony RM-IP500/1

{ "Input/output connectors": { "Control input/output": "VISCA RS-422 OUT connector: RJ-45 x 1 LAN : RJ-45 x 1, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX automatically detected GPI I/O (Tally In/Contact Out): D-Sub 15-pin (female)", "Control signal format": "9,600 bps/38,400 bps (for RS-422 communication) VISCA over IP communication", "Power Connector": "JEITA type 4 (DC IN 12V)" }, "General": { "Input voltage": "12V DC (10.8 to 13.2V DC)", "Current consumption": "0.6A max. (All lamps lit), 7.2W (at 12V DC) / 0.2A typ.(2.4W)", "Operating temperature": "0℃ to 40 ℃ (32°F to 104°F )", "Storage temperature": "-20℃ to 60 ℃ (-4°F to 140°F )", "Dimensions (W x H x D)": "306 mm x 159.3 mm x 224.1 mm (12 1/8 x 6 3/8 inches x 8 7/8 inches) (excluding protrusions)", "Mass": "Approx. 2,400g (5 lb 4.7 oz)" }, "User Interface": { "Display": "Yes", "Speed Control": "Yes 3 dials (PT, Zoom and Focus separately)", "Zoom Seesaw Lever": "Yes", "Zoom Ring of Joystick": "Yes", "Zoom Control selectable": "Seesaw Lever or Ring of Joystick", "ASSIGN button": "6", "Kensington lock hole": "Yes" }, "Camera Control": { "Maximum IP Connections": "100", "Maximum Serial Connections": "7", "Control Protocol": "VISCA over IP/VISCA RS-422 switchable", "max Controller qty (/system)": "1 *1" }, "Direct Function of Buttons/Knobs": { "Exposure mode selection": "Yes", "One-push white balance auto adjustment": "Yes", "One-push black balance auto adjustment": "Yes", "Toggle color bars output on/off": "Yes", "Toggle backlight compensation on/off": "Yes", "Toggle flicker compensation on/off": "Yes", "Display the status of iris,gain,shutter speed and zoom position": "Yes", "R gain and B gain adjustment": "Yes", "R black and B black adjustment": "Yes", "Master black adjustment": "Yes", "Detail level display": "Yes", "Detail level adjustment": "Yes", "Knee point display": "Yes", "Knee point adjustment": "Yes", "AE level display": "Yes", "AE level adjustment": "Yes", "Iris setting display": "Yes", "Iris value adjustment": "Yes", "Gain setting display": "Yes", "Gain value adjustment": "Yes", "Shutter speed display": "Yes", "Shutter speed adjustment": "Yes" }, "Supplied Accessories": { "*": "Safety Regulations (1) Warranty (1) *2 Download Site Information (1)" }, "Notes": { "* 2": "Not included with models sold in China", "": "Available functions/specifications depend on camera specification" } }

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