Axis encoders do not recognize 960H, nor do any IP vendors that I can think of (like Bosch, ACTi, Vivotek, etc.).
However, 960H, from our tests, is nonsense or worse, as they take an NTSC / PAL signal and stretch it horizontally, like so:
However, the 960H, even at standard 4:3 aspect ratio, was better when connected to 960H recorder than a D1 one:
You could just take a 960H DVR, set it regular D1 (for the slightly better image quality but no stretching) and then use its RTSP output (if, like Hikvision DVRs, they have that) to connect to a VMS.
Btw, what 960H manufacturer are you using?
We aren't. It's an existing installation we have to encode.
It sounds like the big league manufacturers will be forced to support this on encoders. The lower end/more commonly installed analog manufacturers in our region are predominantly Speco/Pelco/Bosch. It looks like half of Speco's product line is now 960H.
ACTi has brought to my attention that they have new encoders that support 960H - a single channel V21 and a four channel V23. Pricing, respectively, is in $200s and $400s for each.
IPVMU Certified | 05/12/16 11:56pm
Did you ever get this to work? I have to replace a Samsung 960H DVR was going use hik-vision encoder. Came across your discussion. Curious what you ended up with.