Training: Megapixel / HD Basicsby John Honovich, IPVM posted on Aug 17, 2010 About John Contact John
This report provides a 95 minute video series that teaches the fundamentals of using, selecting and applying megapixel video surveillance in real world deployments. We cover 9 fundamental aspects:
- Megapixel terminology for the absolute beginner
- Demonstrating benefits of megapixel cameras for different applications
- Demonstrating video quality limitations of megapixel cameras
- Examining types of products currently available
- Explaining storage needs for various megapixel options
- Explaining bandwidth and network impacts
- Estimating cost increases for megapixel vs SD video
- Detailing 4 methods of justifying megapixel selection
- Examining the future of megapixel cameras
Megapixel simultaneously suffers from over-hype (replacing dozens of cameras) and fear mongering (breaking networks and storage costs). Our training report aims to provide an in-depth, balanced view of the key considerations behind using, selecting and applying megapixel.
This training provides an introduction to help our members better appreciate our advanced megapixel coverage including:
Pre-requisites for this training are:
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