Avigilon 32MP and 12MP H4 Multisensor Cameras Tested

By: Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Jun 11, 2019

Avigilon has released their H4 Multi-Sensor line of cameras claiming "broad scene coverage and high image detail"

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** ****** *** ****** the ******** ***-***-***-*** *** the ***-***-***-*** ** *** how **** *******, *********:

  • *** **** ** ******* in **** ***** (~*****), low ***** (~***), *** dark (~*.****) ******?
  • *** ** *.*** *** H.265 *** *** ***** bitrates *******?
  • *** ********/********* ** ****** positioning?
  • *** **** ** ******* in **** ** ***** Multi-sensor *******?
  • *** **** ** *** VMS *********** ** ********, Exacq, *******, ********* *** NxWitness? *** **** ******** does ** ***?
  • ** ** ******** ****? does ** ***** *** specs?

**** ** *** ****** in * ****** ** new ************** ***** ****** testing. ******* ****** **** see *** ***** ** the********* **-******,**** *****-***,******'* ***-******,********* ****** ****,*******'* ******-****,*****'* *****-**** *****. **** **** *** shootout ** *** ***** cameras ****** ****.

*******

***** ** *** ******* the ******** ***-***-***-*** *** the ***-***-***-*** *** ******* positives:

  • **** ***********/*********: *** ******* ** the ******** *****-****** ******* were ****** ********** **** 0-90 ****** (********* ******** down) *** ********** ** three ****, ************ *** cameras ******* * ******* mechanism **** *** ** used *** **** **********/******* of *******, ************ *** imagers ******* * ***** screw ** *******/****** *** imager ***** ********* ****.
  • ***** *** ***********:*** ******** ** *****-******* integrated **** ********, *****, Genetec, *********, *** ******* Optix *****, ***** **** a ****** ******* ** all *** ******* *****, and ********** *** ****** all *********.
  • ***** ******* ***** *******: **** ******* ******** solid ******* ****** **** no ************ ** **** of ******.

*** ******* *** **** some ********* ******:

  • **** *** *****/**** ***** Quality:*** ** ********* ******* noise ** **** ******* in *** ***** (~***) and **** (~*.****), ****** and ***** ******* **** lost.
  • **** ********* ** *** Light:*** ***** ********* (~*.****) spiked ** ******** ****** due ** *** ******* noise ******** ** *** cameras, ******** *** ******* setting ** *** **** caused **** ** ******* and ******** ** *** scene *** * ******* amount ** ********* *********.

*******

*** ******** ***-***-***-*** ***** for ~$*,*** *** *** the ***-***-***-*** ***** *** ~$1,500, **** ** *** including *** ***** ***** of *** ****** (*.*. IR ****, ****** ** dome).

Size **********

*** ******** *****-****** ******* are ***** ** ******** than *** **** *****-*** and *** ****** ***-******, it ** **** ****** than *** **** ****** but ******* **** *** Hanwha.

Size Comparison

Physical ********

*** ******** *****-****** ******* require **** ********, ******** the ** **** ** the **** ****** ******** the **** ** *** camera. *** ******* ******* allow *** ***** ********* of **** ****** *** the ****** ** ****** aimed ***** * ******* mechanism ** **** *** imagers ** ***** *** a ***** ***** ** tighten/loosen *** **** ** the ******. ** ****** these *************** *** ****** in *** ***** *****.

Strong *** ******* / ****** *** ***** *** **** *******

** *** *****, *** 12C-H4A-4MH-360 ******** ***** **** light (~**/~*****) ******, ********* easily ************ ****** ******* and **** ******* ***** on *** *****. ****** and ***** ******* **** lost ** *** ***** (~2lx) *** ** ***** produced ** *** ***** and ****** ************ ** the *****. *******, ** the **** ***** (~*.****) facial ******* *** ****** obscured.

12C-H4A-4MH-360 Image Detail Comparison

*** ***-***-***-*** ******** ***** facial ******* ** ***** range ** *** *** scene (~*****) ****** ****** details ************ *** *** to ***** ******* ***** on *** *****. ****** and ***** ******* *** lost ** *** ***** (~2lx) *** ** ********* noise ********* *** ******** face. *** **** ***** (~0.02lx) **** ******** ********* digital *****, ****** ****** details.

32C-H4A-4MH-360 Image Detail Comparison 20

*******, ** ********* ***** in **** ***** (~**'/~*****) the **** ****** ******** excellent ****** *** ***** details. **** ****** *** chart ******* *** ****** fully **** ** *** low ***** (~*.****) *** dark ***** (~*.****) *** to ********* ******* *****.

32C-H4A-4MH-360 Image Detail Comparison 20

WDR *******

** ****** *** ******'* WDR *********** ** ** overhead ********* **** **** an ******* *** ** ~3000 *** ** ****** lux ** ~**

WDR Test Field Of View

*** **** *****-****** ****** performed **** ** **** parts ** *** *****, producing ****** ******* ** both *** ****** *** the ******* *******. *** 32MP *****-****** ******** *** subjects **** ** *** indoor ******* ** *** scene, ******* *** ******* provided ***** ***** ******* with ** ************ ** facial ******* ****.

WDR Performance

Sample ******

** ****** **** *** Avigilon *****-****** ******* ** indoor *** ******* ****** to ******* ********* ************* issues.

*****, ** ** ****** warehouse, *** ****** *** set ** ** ***** areas ** ********, **** an ****** ******** *** entrance/exit ***** *** ****** racks, ******* ****** ******** a **** ****/*******, ******* covering ** ********/**** ***** and *******, *** ****** covering *** **** ** the ****.

**** ******* ******* *** whole ***** ******* ********** blindspots, ***** ** ** example ** *** ***-***-***-*** camera.

****, *** ******* **** set ** ** *** same ***** ** *** light (~*.***), **** *** room *********** **** ** the ********** ** ** the ******. *** ** covered *** ***** ** the **** ** **** cameras ******* ************ ** poorly *** *****.

*******, *** ******* **** setup ******* ** ***** the ******** ********, ******* area, ******** ** *** lot *** *** **** of *** ********. **** cameras ******* **** **** with ** **********, ***** is ** ******* ** the ***-***-***-***.

***********

**** *** ***-***-***-*** *** the ***-***-***-*** *** ***** integration ** ** *** major ***, **** ** Witness *** ********* **** not **** ** ****** in *.***.

Chart2

*******, **** ******** *****-****** cameras ******* *** ******** in ** ******* *** to *** *** ******* channel *** ******* ** its ****** ****.

NX Witness Two Channel Licenses Required

******* ***** ***** **** this ** * ******** issue *** *** *****-****** cameras ****** **** *** one *******. ** **** happens, * ******** *** contact ******* *** * patch ** *** *** issue *** ****** ******* the *****-****** ***** ****** only ******* *** *******.

*********

********* *** ********** *** in *** **** ***** (~300lx) *** **** ****** (~0.02lx) *** ****** ** our *** ***** (~***) scene *** **** *******, this *** *** ** a ******* *** **** setting ********** ******* ***** in *** ***** *******, reducing **** ******** ** a **** ** ******* in *** ***** *** ghosting ** ****** *******.

***** ************ **** ***** with ***** ****** *******, with ******** ****** ** the ***** (******** ******* at ***** *****).

Chart Bar2B

********* ******* **** ************ the **** *** *** 12C-H4A-4MH-360.

Chart Bar1B

Country ** ******

**** ******** ******* ***** with *** *** ***** ring **** **** ******* in *** **** **** manufactured ** ***, ***** the ********* *** *** dome **** ************ ** China:

Camera IR Ring made in USA Backplate Dome Made in China

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** **** used ****** *******:

  • ******** ***-***-***-***: *.**.*.**
  • ******** ***-***-***-***: *.**.*.**

Comments (13)

*** **** ****** *** no ******* ** *** analytics ** *** ** MH ***** ** *** a ***** ******* ** use ***** ******** *******. Do *** **** ** do * ***** *** of ********* ** *** other **********?

** ********* ***'* **** any ***** ** **** the ********* ** ***** multi-imager *******. **** *** other ****** *****-****** *******, this *** **** * test ** *** ******* imaging/bandwidth/coverage.

**** *****, * ** think ** ****** ** some ***** ********* ******* for *** *****-*******. ***** most *****-******* *** ****** going ** ** **** in *********, ** ********'* are ******, ** ** something ** ****** ********.

** ****, *** ********* performance ** *** *** feature ** **** ******.

*** *** ********* ********* than *** ****-******** ********* on ***** ***** *****? do ***** ********* ********* the ****** **** *** sensors?

**, ** ****** **** as ********** *******.

*** ******* *****, **** there ** ** ***** such ** * *****-*********** camera ****** * ******** for * *****, **** will *** **** ** a ***** ******. *** issue **** ***** ** be ******* ** ***** attention. **** **** ******* give *** **** ******** until *** ***** *** be ******** ** **** you *** ****** ******* needing ********** **** ********.

*** ** **** * stab ** ******** *** "undisclosed" **** ** **** "Undisclosed ************" **** ...... Could ** ** ******* Optix? ;-)

* ** ******* ** see ** *** ********* integration ***** ******* ** ACC.

**** ** ** *** works :)

*** **** ** *** street ** **** ******* and ********* **** ******* integrated *** *** ** in ** ***** ********** VMS ** *** ** the ******* ** ********** this *** **** ******* others ** ******.

* ******* **** *** confirmed ** * ****** driver **** *** *********? I ****** ****** ********* about **** * ***** back.

******:

** ********* ******* ***** about *** ******** ****** requiring *** ******** ** NX *******, **** ********* and **** ** *** a ******** ***** *** all *****-****** ******* ****** require *** *******. ** a ******** ***** ****** this *****, **** *** contact ******* *** * patch **** ** ******* to ****. ****** ******* the ***** **** ** supported **** **** *** license.

** ***** * ******* under *** ** ******* issue ********** ****.

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