IPVMU Certified | 06/14/16 10:32pm
Is there a way to export the camera plan just showing the camera locations and not the field of view? I sometimes need to show a client the camera locations only.
Right now I copy the project and then go through and edit all the distances to zero. But I'm wondering if there is an easier way to do this.
IPVMU Certified | 06/15/16 03:48am
Is there a way of displaying scale on the image for additional dimensioning e.g Infrastructure
Are there plans to add a list of "favorite" cameras? Rather than scrolling thru a list of hundreds of cameras I'd like to create a list of maybe the top 10 or 20 cameras that I use and have them in a list that I can quickly pick from.
John are there any plans to calculate bandwidth and storage figures into this awesome calculator? I know it's a grey area but incorporated into the tool seems like a good feature. I'm sure it's come up in past posts I may have missed.
John, are there any plans to update the Mobotix cameras/lenses available to choose from? It seems few new models and lenses are available. Many are similar fields of view but not the relevant model and therefore can cause confusion when presenting a solution based on the report.
Same view as in google street view. You can only view angles from the original height of where the shot was taken. So if you want to place the camera on a much higher elevation, you still get the same image.
IPVMU Certified | 07/04/16 05:00am
Are there plans to add a summary of cameras used in a plan so that reconciling the cameras planned with cameras quoted??
This may be a double post, if so sorry, but:
On the calculator, is there a way to adjust/correct the camera order in the export? It appears to default to the order in which you added them from the beginning.
I have renamed the cameras beginning with an integer (1,2,3) which fixes the Boolean issue (ex. Camera 1, Camera 11, Camera 2) and allows them to sort correctly in the drop down camera list but when you export them they are in a completely different order and it appears to be the order in which they were added.
Makes any editing of a project get the list out of whack.
How do I make the cameras stick to the map?
By request, we now export cameras by alphabetical order, rather than order created. Also, we now sort correctly for 'Camera 1, Camera 11, Camera 55', etc. where before 'Camera 11' came before 'Camera 2'.
This should make exporting better. Also, the Camera List also benefits from the improved sorting.
Up next, we are going to take a new Intersection default street shot. We will do it with traffic and people in the middle of the street to eliminate the blank concrete problem solved above. We had to buy a 12MP Hikvision fisheye camera because we also wanted to get a higher resolution shot so digital zooming is crisper. Originally, all the screen preview images were taken with 3MP resolution (this was ~3 years ago), so with the new camera, the images should be sharper / better.
Are there any terms and conditions for using the Camera Calculator? For example, may I directly export a project and supply it to vendors to bid on a project?
IPVMU Certified | 08/01/16 03:31pm
Feature Request: Trimming of the view (so it doesn't show past a boundary)
Example pic shows a barn where it would be nice to trim FOV to match the building.
Any plans to add Axis Q3708-PVE to the calculator?
I just added an Axis M3007-PV camera to a project; planning on using it ceiling mounted in 360 mode, rather than wall mounted and 180 degree mode.
I was thinking I'd get a field of view shown as a circle, which I could drag to a larger or smaller radius. Instead, it's stuck on a 180 field of view, and a huge width I cannot resize, either.
Am I missing a control to change this, or is this a bug?
IPVMU Certified | 08/02/16 10:57pm
It would be great for the export tool to export each all camera configuration table together with each cameras individual view and resolution images just like the pictures that come up when you select 1 camera. that way you could export the whole thing into a proposal
Any suggestions as to how I can add the Q6000-E on a drawing? I will be using in conjunction with the Q6045. Any thoughts would be welcome.
Thanks much John. Will check it out!
John, sorry, but another question for you. I was expecting the Q6000-E to show up as a 360 deg, but it is showing a max of 152 deg, I believe. Am I missing something?
Beautiful, Ethan. Thanks much for the quick response...
Looks like I have another question. When I type in "20" for PPF, the Q6000 shows a distance of 51'. However, when I manually drag the "little man" so that PPF shows 20, distance shows 100'. Am I misunderstanding the definitions of the settings in some way? I believe I have noticed this on other cameras as well so not sure if this is a misunderstanding on my part.
I think I may see a potential reason for the above. Even though i have the AoV set at 360 for the Q6000-E, the app still seems to be seeing it at 180. Here is the description that comes up below the drawing:
"The Axis Q6000-E is 8MP Multi-Imager resolution, has a fixed 180.00° AoV and delivers 20.0 PPF at E wide scene, 102ft from the camera."
I have another drawing with the exact same camera and settings, but description below drawing is as follows:
"The Axis Q6000-E is 8MP Multi-Imager resolution, has a fixed 360.00° AoV and delivers 20.2 PPF at E wide scene, 51ft - 6in from the camera."
Thanks Ethan. Will check it out
Still having a weird issue. See drawing Loc 2 Low Res if you have access. On the Q6000 when I type 20 in the PPF field the app puts the field distance at 51'. When I drag the field to adjust distance, it shows 40 PPF at 51'. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong?
I will add that the Axis Lens Calculator only shows 3ppf at distance of 51' (resolution set at 1280x720). Now I'm totally confused. I'm hoping my son can help me figure out the math:-).
Is there any chance a camera model tally can be added to the last page of an export? I keep finding myself making tick marks for camera models. Wonderful tool BTW!
Created a layout using an imported jpg but on exporting to PDF it shows the camera layout jpg as a smaller almost thumbnail size over a larger satellite view. How can I correct this?
CAN I ROTATE THE IMPORTED FLOOR PLAN IMAGE?
IPVMU Certified | 10/13/16 07:01pm
I'm missing something that is probably obvious. When I add generic camera, the info in the top bar includes the focal length as I manipulate the view. When I choose a particular brand (e.g. Axis Q6045), this info is no longer in the top bar. Is it elsewhere and I just can't see it?
How do you get NEW cameras listed in the camera selection list. Honeywell has proposed new cams that are not listed.
Can you add the Axis M3105-L, M3105-LVE, and M2025-LE to the data base?
how to change the location of google maps on camera tools.
I have consistently the same map even after entering a new location.
The Axis Q6000-E Mk II camera has the option to use a 6mm or 16mm lens instead of the base model lens.
Is there any chance the calculator will be updated to allow selecting these optional lenses also?
What does the dark and lighter part in the viewing angle of the camera mean?
Is the export feature having problems today? It worked fine Friday, but today I've tried to export a project on 2 different computers and 2 different browsers and it says Exporting 13 seconds at the top, and then preparing 0% at the bottom and it doesn't ever progress. Tried several different export formats.
IPVMU Certified | 12/07/16 08:47pm
The export is stuck at 0%. I tried both IE and Chrome.
Can we export to PPT/PDF with the Google map rather than satellite view?
Would it be possible to scale the camera icons down at certain zoom levels? I need to place 300+ cameras in a neighborhood, once I zoom out to the neighborhood extents, it's just chaos.
Sorry for my ignorance here, looking for a little help with the calculator. I noticed earlier in this thread, that you are able to add images to customize the "scene view". Can someone help me with this? I have used the calculator numerous times and was never aware that you are able to customize that view.
I am aware that you can add floor plans, but to add pictures for the custom view is awesome and I would love to know how to do that.
Can you rotate the Google Earth image so that the buildings are squared up to the page margins? The building I want to do is sitting at a 45 degree angle on the page and so has to be much smaller than I would like to show.
I have noticed when I use Google maps (satellite view) and compare to same area within the camera calculator, Google maps is much more recent. This is quite relevant to us being in Christchurch, New Zealand. With our earthquake in 2011, we had a lot of buildings destroyed. Your satellite image still shows some buildings under construction, where as Google maps shows these as completed. You can see the difference if you look at 'High Street Arcade, Christchurch, New Zealand'.
Can I import a screenshot from google maps (not as a floor plan)?
ChCh, New Zealand.
IPVMU Certified | 01/20/17 02:58am
Thanks for sharing the Camera Calculator, i will definitely try it out.
I used the IPVM calculator. I manually inserted all the Mobotix specs for the thermal camera I am using into the calculator. The resulting IPVM information showed that these cameras would "see" across a field for about 500ft distance. I sent it to Mobotix for confirmation and their response was:
"The calculator and your PoV’s are not taking into consideration the flat (single dimension plane) views of a camera lens. Elevations, usable pixels on target, temperature change at distance are all factors which are not being considered. The biggest mistake I see people do is the beyond reasonable expectations of what you can get from a single camera."
I used the camera height and scene height fields which gave me a default tilt angle based on all the other criteria I put in (I assume?). By these calculations, the IPVM tool shows my view at over 400ft but Mobotix is telling me I'll get less than 200ft with these parameters.
So I'm confused re: which is correct - what I came up with on IPVM or what Mobotix is telling me? It's a huge delta so did I use the tool wrong or is Mobotix missing something? Could it be that the IPVM tool doesn't work the same for thermal camera calculations? I wouldn't think that would be much difference but I'm new to thermal.
The rest of their response is as follows. If you have access to my project in IPVM I can give you the name of the specific file but it contains the customer name so I can't give it to you here. Let me know how I can private message it to you.
"I can tell you right now, with the 4 cameras on the building, they will not see most of the rows past the 1st one I depicted, and even if they do, it will be a sliver in the cameras perspective. Trying to determine temperature at those distances with just the slightest sliver of profile from the cameras perspective is not going to work."
"Again, those rows are very long when trying to see down the valleys. Yes, the image will technically see that far, but that is not from the perspective of that single camera lens. Unless, we can get the cameras up 60 to 100 feet. The view from a single camera at the height of one of your poles looking that far at a low angle, trying to see heat differential is impossible. That is why I had to half the distance by adding cameras at both ends."
Appreciate your help (anyone who can answer!)
How often are the camera models updated in this software?
IPVMU Certified | 02/07/17 11:29pm
I did a project and it keeps using an indoor picture on the exported pdf. I checked and camera 1 is showing in the project the correct picture but exported it shows a different one.
Hi, Geovision's refreshed their vandal dome line w. H.265 & looks like new lenses, combined super low lux & WDR Pro features into each one. Any chance you could add these to the calculator (and perhaps review one or more)?
GV-VD2712, GV-VD4711, GV-VD5711
Here are some updates that would be applicable to Avigilon cameras:
12.0-H4F-DO1-IR - Should be a fisheye 360 view by default. Shows as a wall mount (180 degree) currently.
Add the new H4SL series
Quad/Tri-head units - Not certain of a good way to show these but a single 90 degree 12MP camera is not what the unit is. Is there a way to show a 9 megapixel (3x3MP) unit as 270 and a 12 megapixel (4x3MP) imager as a 360? Won't cover circumstances where the imagers are tigher clustered FOVs or where one imager is facing down the Z axis, but I think this may cover most situations.
The CSV function returns an error when exporting a floor plan with 17 cameras
: Camera Calculator
I get an error when trying to export a CSV from the calculator. The floor plan has 17 camera's.
Is there a way to rotate the google earth image?
OK guys, long-time user (and big fan!) of the calculator here, but I'm having some items pop up that I'm hoping are either on the roadmap to be resolved or waiting on me to say something since maybe I'm the only one having the issue. :)
First, and probably most annoying, when I upload a floor plan and lock it, every time I click the floorplan and drag around to move around the drawing, I get this popup. Sometimes, it will pop up 30 times repeatedly, despite me only clicking once or twice. Sometimes I can click where the "Select Camera" button is and it will go away long enough for me to click the button -- other times it doesn't matter if I click, it stays there and I just have to wait for it to disappear before I can click "Select Camera". This occurs in Google Chrome, which I use almost exclusively. Current version is 56.0.2924.87.
Second, I'm wondering if there is any plan to update the multi-sensor/multi-imager support across multiple brands. Examples -
- I select Avigilon 12W-H3-4MH-DP1, and I get a single camera output despite this being an adjustable 4-sensor camera.
- I select Arecont AV12276DN-08, and I get a 180-degree camera output despite this being an adjustable 4-sensor camera.
- I select Arecont AV20175DN-28, and I get a 360-degree camera output despite this being an adjustable 4-sensor camera (the same concept as the AV12276DN, just in a 20MP version...).
- I select the Axis Q6000-E Mk II, and I get a single camera output despite this being an adjustable 4-sensor camera.
I use these cameras considerably, and I'm always having to select 4 independent cameras to make it work. Having the ability to actually configure these as they are designed would be a huge bonus for me.
MIZELA Corporation | IPVMU Certified | 02/21/17 03:04am
Hi John, I need help on a project I am working at. My client wanted PTZ camera vertical view underneath. I do not know how to adjust the camera calculator to show the picture.
Hello, first time using this tool and I'm having an issue.
When I export a project sometimes the google maps image is missing, sometimes its there? I've attached a screenshot.
Is there a way to make the floorplan is locked message stop popping up as the user pans around? Also, if there was a way to lock all cameras that would be great as well.
What does the blacked out area represent on the field of view of a particular camera?
I am pricing several projects using Dahua IPC-HDBW2421R-ZS. Could this be added to the list please? The client has seen my calculations using the 3MP equivalent and of course now wants to see them based on this 4MP model. Also, is there an easy way to replace the 3MP model with the 4MP model across my current calculations or will I have to them one by one?
Please advise why I cannot edit my labels? When i add it cannot be edited?
I'm having trouble with the floor plan feature. Everytime I try to add a floor plan I get an error message.
Also how often are the manufacturer camera models updated. There are Pelco models that are not included in the drop down menu.