Avigilon 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on May 03, 2018

12MP fisheye cameras have become mainstream, with nearly every major manufacturer offering their take on this segment. To see how these new higher resolution models compare, IPVM will be shooting out 6 models from popular manufacturers.

For this first report in a new IPVM series, we bought and tested Avigilon's 12MP H4 Fisheye camera and examine:

  • Dewarping performance in Avigilon Control Center
  • Third party dewarping support
  • Full light image quality
  • Low light/IR image quality
  • IR illumination range
  • Smart codec support
  • Bandwidth consumption

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*** **** ***** ****** ** * *** **** ******, ** bought *** **************'* **** ** ******* ********* *******:

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*** ******** **** ** ******* ******* ******* ********* ** *** testing:

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  • ****** ********* ** ***:****** **** ********* ******** ** *** **** **** ******, **** no **********, *********, ** ***** ****** ***** ** **** *********** clients *** ********* ****.
  • ***** ********* *** *********** ***:********* ** ***** ***** *** ********* ***** *** *********** *** worked ****, ****** *** ** ******** ** ********'* *********** ** Control ******.
  • *** ***** ***** ********:******** ***** ***** (**** **********) ******* ******** ** **-**% ** our ******, **** **** ********** (*********) ** *** ** ~*** Kb/s.

*******, *** ** ******* *** *** *** ***** **********:

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*** **.*-***-***-** *** ** ********* ****** ***** ** ~$*** ***. This ** ** *** ***** ** ***** **** ****** ******* models, **** ***********'* **-********-********* *****-****.

Avigilon ********* *******

**** ********** *** ** ******* ** ******** ******* ******, ** is ************* ********** *** ******** ** *******, ********* ** ***** configuration. ********* ** ******** ** ******, **** **** ****** ******* or ********* **** ** ***** ******-**** ********* ****.

*******, ****** **** ******, ***** *** ** ******* *** ********* or **** ******** *****, **** ******** ******* *** *******.

** ****** ******* ********* ** *** ** **** *****:

ImmerVision/Third ***** *** *********

** ***** *** *********, ** ** ******* ******** ***** *** ImmerVision *** ******* ****** (***** **** ****** ********).

******* **************/** ********/****** ****** *** *** **** ***, *** ***** *** ********* ********* configuration. *** ** ****** ******* ****** ***** **** ********* ***.

**** **** *** ****** *** *** ****** **** ******** ******, as ******* ******** * ******* "****** ****** *******" ** ******* Avigilon *******.

No ****** **** *********

*** ** ******* **** *** ***** *** ****** **** *********, such ** ******** *****, **** *****, *********, ***., ******* ********* from **** ******* ****** ** ****, ***** ********* ***** ******** or ******** *******. **** *** ** ** ***** *** ***** using ***** ***** ***** ***** ** *** ********* *** ****** using *** *********** ***. *******, *** ****** ** *** **** likely ** ** **** **** ******** ******* ******, ************* ******** the ****** ** **** **********.

Image *******

** ***** *****, ***** ******* ** ***** ****** *** ***, with ***** ****** ******* ** *** ******* *** ***** ****. At ***** **** ** ** (~*.***), ******* ********, ****** *** subject ** ***** ************. *******, ** *** ***** ***** ****, with ** ** ************, *** ******* ******* *** ********, **** much ****** ****** ** ******* *****.

** ~**' ********, ******* *** ***** ******* ****** ***** ****** the ***, ******* **** ~**% **** ** ***. *******, ** details **** *************, **** ** ************ ****** ** *** ******* and **** *** ***** **** ** *** ***** *******. ***** mode ******* *** ***** ******* *** **** ******* ** *' images, **** **** ****** ********* ** ******.

IR ************

** *** *****, ** ************ ** *** ** ******* ****** to **** *** *** **** *****. *** *******, ** *** image *****, *** ***** **** ~**'/** **** ** ****** ***********, with ******* ** *** *** **** ** *** **** (~**'/**) very ********* ** **** *** ** ***. ******* **** ******* when ******* ******** ** ** *** ***.

HDSM ***** ***** *******

*** ** ******* ******** ********'* **** **********, ***** *********** ******* compression ** ****** ******* ** *** *****, *** ***** *** and ********* **** ***** ** ** ****** ** *** *****, similar ****** ********* *.

**** **** ***** *******, ******** ********* ************* *** *** ***** (80-90%), ******** ** ** ****** ** ~*** **/* ** ***** scenes.

****: ** **** ** ******* ******* ** ***** ***** *********** in ***** ****** ** ********** ******* ********.

HDSM/Multistreaming *******

** ******** ******* ******, *** *** ******* **** *** ******* of *** ** *******'* ***** ********* ***** ****** ** **** resolution. ** ** * **** ***** **** * *******, *** example, **** *** ******* **** ****** ** **** **********, *** rest ** *** ***** ***** ******* ***** *** ******* **** is ***** (***** ** ******* *** * ****** **** ******, shown *****).

Third ***** *** ********* *******

** *** *****, *** **** ***** ***** *** *** ** Fisheye's ********* **** ****** **** *** ********* ********. ** *** resolution ****** *** ********* **** ***** ***** ** ******* *****.

*******, ******* ***** ******* *** **** ****** ** ** **** with ******** ******* ******, *** ****** ** **** ********** ** limited.

Made ** ******

*** ** ******* ** ************ ** ******, ****** **** ** Avigilon's ****, ***** ****** ** ***** ***** ******** *********.

*** **** ****** **** ******** ***************, **** ** *******, *********, and ***** **********, **** *** ******* ******-**.

*** *******, *** ******** ** *** *****, ***** *** ****, are ****** *********:

*******, ******, ********** ******, **** *** ******* ***** * ********** larger **** ********, *** **** ******/********* ***********:

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** **** **** ** *** *****:

  • ******** **.*-***-***-**: *.**.*.***
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Comments (20)

** *** ******** ****** **** ***********, *** ** **** **** it * *******? ******* ***** * ******* ***********'* ********* ** that ***** ****** *** ****** **** *******.

****'* * **** ********. ***********, **** ****** ** *** ** ImmerVision**** ** ********* *******, ***** *** **** ******* ** */**. *'** ***** **** for ********.

**** ***** ****, ** ******* ******* ****** ***** ** ******** VMSes. ******** ******* ******* ******** ** ***.

****, **'* ***** ****** *************** *** ******** **** *********** *** **** ******* ** ******* ******** ******* ******, ** contrast ** ***** ***** ******* **** **** **********. **** ***** their ******** *********** *** **** ****** ****** *** ***** ** view, ***** ******* ******** ***** ** ********* ** *** ****** or ****.

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* ***** **** ************ ****** **** **** ***** *************, ******. But ** ***** ***** ******, ** *** ******** ** *** improved ******* ** ****** *****, *** **** **** ****** *** light *** ** ************ ***********.

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**'** *** *** **** **** ******* ** ** *** * fairly **** ****** ****, ***** *******, ******* ***** ***.

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**'** **** *** **** **** **** **** **** ******* ** a *********. **** **** * **** ****** **** ** *** landings, ***** *** ****** ** *** **** **** * ************ camera ****.

**'** ****** **** *** ***** **** *** **** *** *****.

* ********. ** **** * *** ** ***** ******* ******* and ********* **** ****. *** **** ** ********** *** *** and ***** ***** ******* **** **** *** ***'* **** **** them.

* ***** **** *******. **** ** ** ******* ****, ******* love **** *** *** ** **** **** ************ *** ****. We ******** **** *** ****** ******** ** **** :)

******'* ***** ****. *** *** ***** ******* *********** ************ *** not *************. *** ****** ******** ** *** ***** **** ******** are ***** *** ******* *********, *** **** ****** **** ******* more **** **-** **** ****. **** **** ** **********, ********* love ****. **** *** ********, *** *** ******** **** ** IPVM *****, **** ***** *** ** ********.

* ***** **** ******* ****. ** **** **** **** **** of *** * ** ** ** ******** *** ** **** hardly *** *** ******* *** *** **********. ***** *** ******** cameras *** ****** ** **** ** ****- **** *** *** identification *******. ** *** ******** ******* ***** **** ** ****** then ** ****** ** ************.

* **** ******** ******* *****, “**’* *** ***** ******** ************”

*******, ****** **** ******, ***** *** ** ******* *** ********* or **** ******** *****, **** ******** ******* *** *******

**** ******** ** **** ********* **? **** *** **********, *** can ****** * ****** ****** ****** ** *** **** * tall ** * **** ****** *** **** **** ***** *** automatically **** *** ***** **** ****** ***** ** **** *****.

*** ********* ** **** ********* ********* ** **** *********** ***?

********/**** ******** *** **** ***** ******** ** *** ****** **** dewarping *** ** * ****** ** ***** *************, ** **** as ****** **** ********* ** ****.

***, *** *** **** *** ****** **** ******** ***** *** view ******** ***'* ****, *** *** ****** ** ****** ***** and **** * ******** ** *******, ********** *** ********** *****.

*** *******, ** *********** ****** ** ***** ***** ******, ********, and **** **** *******:

** *** ****** * **** (****** ***** ** *****-***** ** your ********* *****) *** **** *** ****, *** *** ****** drag *** **** **** ****** **** ** **** ****. *** sure **** ***** ** ******.

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******. *** * ***** * ***** ******* ** ****** ******* views ****** *** ****** ** ******* *** **** ***** ***** available ** *** ***** ** * ***** ** ************* ********** and **** *** ********* ** * ********* ** *** *****. Every **** ***** ** *** ** *** ******* **** **** as **** *** ****** ** ******** **** *** ***** ****** of ******. ****** ***** ** ***** *** **** ** **** screen ** ****** **** ***** *****, ****** ****, **** ***** (and **** *** ******* ** *** ***** ****) *** *** a ******* **** ** ********** ****** **** *** *** *** defined ******** ***** ** **** ******** ********/*****. *** * *** deal *** *'* **** ********... *** ** ** **** * want ** ** *** ****** ** ********.

“**** **** *** ****** *** *** ****** **** ******** ******, as ******* ******** * ******* "****** ****** *******" ** ******* Avigilon *******.”

**** **** **** ******* ***** **** ******* ******* **** ******* requires *** *** ** *** ******* *****-***** ****** *************? * know ****’** **** ********* ******* **** ********* ******* *** ***** security ********, *** **** ** ********** **** *** ******** *******? What’s **** ******** ** **** *** ******** **** ***** ** accept **. ********?

**** ********. ** ***** ******* *** ******* *** **** ****** when ** ******* ****. ** ** ******* ** ******** ** how **** ****** *********, ****** ***** **** ***** "**********" *******, while ******** ******** "******."

**’* * ******** *****, **? ** ********* ******’* **** ******** aboooot **.

*** **** ****** ***** ***+ ** *** ***** ******? *** data ***** **** **** *** ** ******** ** ********* ** 8m **** *** ** **** ****** **** ***+. ******* **** differences ** ***** ** *** ***** ***********.

****’* * **** ********! ***, ** *** ****** **** * POE+ ******. ** ******** ***’* **** *** **** *** ******** PoE ** **** *****. * *** *** ************ ***** ** see ** ** ********* ** ** *** ***** *******, *** it’s ********* ** *** *****.

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