Avigilon's camera of course can do better, it's using a huge sensor of DSLR if you have checked it in security show. It's also using a Canon DSLR lens of course. and Avigilon's software is much better than any DSLR can do for this industry.
This video may have integrity and artistic merit, but IMHO, it is doing a disservice to the camera, at least in terms of surveilance video capability.
Why? The dynamic range of some of these shots, while visually interesting are not worthy of a $1000 camera, let alone a $10,000 one.
I know that a lot of the footage is at dusk and dawn, with many buildings casting long gorgeous shadows everywhere, but is this the kind of image that someone would desire from this camera in real-life?
Are you suggesting that the camera is better in WDR than it shows it the video?
"The dynamic range of some of these shots, while visually interesting are not worthy of a $1000 camera, let alone a $10,000 one."
That's not surprising given it's not marketed as a WDR camera and the dynamic range spec'd is only 70dB.
As we have discussed in other areas, this is one of the challenges of super high resolution cameras - lots more pixels can deliver greater details during even lighting levels but often struggles with more challenging lighting conditions.
Marketing 101 - The message is we have a premier product, so buyers are to assume the same commitment to quality and innovation exists across the entire line. Luxury car makers have been using this same advertising for years, and it works. (true or not)
We've installed a number of 7K cameras, and 1 particular shot required a Canon Pro Lens costing over $5,000 wholesale online.... the alternative was costly directional boring, permits, fiber, poles, and $50k in labor.
Curious, when you use an advanced photographic lens with Avigilon, are you able to control the advanced features of the lens, like the zoom, auto-focus, anti-shake etc? Does the lens work as an auto-Iris lens?
The Avigilon 7K commercial is interesting in that they present it in time lapse. To an average viewer they may not understand that the camera really can't do a good "real time" live image. Their spec sheet says this camera does 5 or 6 fps. If you need a nice fluid flow in a real time application, this camera can't do it.
"they don't understand that the camera really can't do a good "real time" live image."
Are you kidding me?
On 4K monitors, it's like watching 35mm prints coming to life. Our clients are ecstatic with the image quality from live and recorded footage.
5/6ips isn't for table games....
We're capturing LP characters at 280' across large lots, and the activities of hundreds of people. I don't know anyone that can break a window, grab a purse or laptop, or slice a tire in less than .2 sec.....