Avigilon 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested

By: 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

**** ******* ******* **** become **********, **** ****** every ***** ************ ******** their **** ** **** segment. ** *** *** these *** ****** ********** models *******, **** **** be ******** *** * models **** ******* *************.

*** **** ***** ****** ** a *** **** ******, we ****** *** **************'* **** ** ******* camera *** *******:

  • ********* *********** ** ******** Control ******
  • ***** ***** ********* *******
  • **** ***** ***** *******
  • *** *****/** ***** *******
  • ** ************ *****
  • ***** ***** *******
  • ********* ***********

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*******

*** ******** **** ** Fisheye ******* ******* ********* in *** *******:

  • ** ************* ******** **** ACC:**** **** **** ********'* VMS, ** ************* ** required ** ****** ** calibrate *********. *** ****** simply ******* **** ********* zooming **** ** ******* setup.
  • ****** ********* ** ***:****** **** ********* ******** in *** **** **** smooth, **** ** **********, jumpiness, ** ***** ****** found ** **** *********** clients *** ********* ****.
  • ***** ********* *** *********** SDK:********* ** ***** ***** *** Milestone using *** *********** *** worked ****, ****** *** as ******** ** ********'* integration ** ******* ******.
  • *** ***** ***** ********:******** ***** ***** (**** SmartCodec) ******* ******** ** 80-90% ** *** ******, with **** ********** (*********) as *** ** ~*** Kb/s.

*******, *** ** ******* had *** *** ***** weaknesses:

  • **** ***** **** *** light:** * ~*.*** *****, in ***** ****, *** camera ******** *** *********** details ** ********, ******* their ********* ****** ** "*********** ***** ****** ** low ***** *****."
  • **** ** ************:** *** *****, ** illumination *** **** **** at ~**' ********, ***** of *** ******'* ********* 10m/~33' ** *****.

*******

*** **.*-***-***-** *** ** ********* street ***** ** ~$*** USD. **** ** ** the ***** ** ***** 12MP ****** ******* ******, such ***********'* **-********-********* *****-****

Avigilon Dewarping *******

**** ********** *** ** fisheye ** ******** ******* Center, ** ** ************* recognized *** ******** ** default, ********* ** ***** configuration. ********* ** ******** is ******, **** **** ****** stutter ** ********* **** in ***** ******-**** ********* SDKs.

*******, ****** **** ******, there *** ** ******* for ********* ** **** panorama *****, **** ******** virtual *** *******.

** ****** ******* ********* in *** ** **** video:

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

** ***** *** *********, he ** ******* ******** using *** *********** *** ******* issues (***** **** ****** RPLB4QQV). 

******* **************/** ********/****** ****** *** *** **** SDK, *** ***** *** universal ********* *************. *** H4 ****** ******* ****** using **** ********* ***.

**** **** *** ****** was *** ****** **** Security ******, ** ******* requires * ******* "****** camera *******" ** ******* Avigilon *******.

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

*** ** ******* **** not ***** *** ****** side *********, **** ** dewarped *****, **** *****, panoramas, ***., ******* ********* from **** ******* ****** in ****, ***** ********* offer ******** ** ******** streams. **** *** ** an ***** *** ***** using ***** ***** ***** which ** *** ********* the ****** ***** *** ImmerVision ***. *******, *** ****** is *** **** ****** to ** **** **** Avigilon ******* ******, ************* reducing *** ****** ** this **********.

Image *******

** ***** *****, ***** quality ** ***** ****** the ***, **** ***** facial ******* ** *** subject *** ***** ****. At ***** **** ** on (~*.***), ******* ********, though *** ******* ** still ************. *******, ** low ***** ***** ****, with ** ** ************, few ******* ******* *** provided, **** **** ****** levels ** ******* *****.

** ~**' ********, ******* and ***** ******* ****** clear ****** *** ***, despite **** ~**% **** in ***. *******, ** details **** *************, **** no ************ ****** ** the ******* *** **** the ***** **** ** the ***** *******. ***** mode ******* *** ***** details *** **** ******* to *' ******, **** only ****** ********* ** detail.

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

** *** *****, ** illumination ** *** ** fisheye ****** ** **** its *** **** *****. For *******, ** *** image *****, *** ***** only ~**'/** **** ** poorly ***********, **** ******* on *** *** **** of *** **** (~**'/**) very ********* ** **** out ** ***. ******* were ******* **** ******* adaptive ** ** *** off. 

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

*** ** ******* ******** Avigilon's **** **********, ***** *********** adjusts *********** ** ****** objects ** *** *****, and ***** *** *** framerate **** ***** ** no ****** ** *** scene, ******* ****** ********* *.

**** **** ***** *******, bitrates ********* ************* *** and ***** (**-**%), ******** to ** ****** ** ~100 **/* ** ***** scenes. 

****: ** **** ** include ******* ** ***** codec *********** ** ***** scenes ** ********** ******* ********.

HDSM/Multistreaming *******

** ******** ******* ******, the *** ******* **** the ******* ** *** H4 *******'* ***** ********* being ****** ** **** resolution. ** ** * user ***** **** * doorway, *** *******, **** the ******* **** ****** in **** **********, *** rest ** *** ***** lower ******* ***** *** virtual **** ** ***** (which ** ******* *** a ****** **** ******, shown *****). 

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

** *** *****, *** only ***** ***** *** the ** *******'* ********* only ****** **** *** Milestone ********. ** *** resolution ****** *** ********* when ***** ***** ** Network *****.

*******, ******* ***** ******* are **** ****** ** be **** **** ******** Control ******, *** ****** of **** ********** ** limited.

Made ** ******

*** ** ******* ** manufactured ** ******, ****** much ** ********'* ****, which ****** ** ***** ***** American *********.

*** **** ****** **** physical ***************, **** ** housing, *********, *** ***** components, **** *** ******* FE9391-EV.

*** *******, *** ******** of *** *****, ***** and ****, *** ****** identical:

*******, ******, ********** ******, with *** ******* ***** a ********** ****** **** assembly, *** **** ******/********* differences:

Versions **** 

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

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

Comments (20)

** *** ******** ****** uses ***********, *** ** they **** ** * fisheye? ******* ***** * thought ***********'* ********* ** that ***** ****** *** better **** *******.

****'* * **** ********. Technically, **** ****** ** not ** *************** ** ********* *******, ***** *** **** updated ** */**. *'** asked **** *** ********. 

**** ***** ****, ** dewarps ******* ****** ***** in ******** *****. ******** fisheye ******* ******** ** not.

****, **'* ***** ****** that*********** *** ******** **** designs**** *** **** ******* to ******* ******** ******* lenses, ** ******** ** their ***** ******* **** were **********. **** ***** ***** geometry distributes *** **** ****** ****** the ***** ** ****, where ******* ******** ***** be ********* ** *** center ** ****.

*** ******* ******* ********** disappoint *** *** *****. They *** * ***** budget ** ***** *******, and **** *** **** completely ************. *** ****. 

* ***** **** ************ things **** **** ***** underwhelming, ******. *** ** these ***** ******, ** are ******** ** *** improved ******* ** ****** range, *** **** **** better *** ***** *** IR ************ ***********. 

** **** ******** ***** fisheye ****** ***** *** a ******** ****** *** will ** ********* **** models ** ***** *** and *** ** ******* environments ** **** ***** differences. 

**'** *** *** **** when ******* ** ** see * ****** **** indoor ****, ***** *******, waiting ***** ***.

**'** *** **** **** with **** ****** ** fairly ******** ***** **** a ***** *****, ******* booth, ***.  

**'** **** *** **** luck **** **** **** mounted ** * *********.  They **** * **** better **** ** *** landings, ***** *** ****** up *** **** **** a ************ ****** ****.

**'** ****** **** *** M3007 **** *** **** few *****.

* ********.  ** **** a *** ** ***** fisheye ******* *** ********* love ****.  *** **** to ********** *** *** and ***** ***** ******* work **** *** ***'* over **** ****.  

* ***** **** *******. When ** ** ******* them, ******* **** **** and *** ** **** more ************ *** ****. We ******** **** *** client ******** ** **** :)

******'* ***** ****. *** all ***** ******* *********** expectations *** *** *************. Ive ****** ******** ** the ***** **** ******** are ***** *** ******* overviews, *** **** ****** fine ******* **** **** 10-20 **** ****. **** that ** **********, ********* love ****. **** *** rollouts, *** *** ******** slew ** **** *****, this ***** *** ** changing.  

* ***** **** ******* also. ** **** **** over **** ** *** 6 ** ** ** fisheyes *** ** **** hardly *** *** ******* nor *** **********. ***** are ******** ******* *** should ** **** ** such- **** *** *** identification *******. ** *** customer ******* ***** **** to ****** **** ** cannot ** ************.

* **** ******** ******* video, “**’* *** ***** managing ************”

*******, ****** **** ******, there *** ** ******* for ********* ** **** panorama *****, **** ******** virtual *** *******

**** ******** ** **** referring **? **** *** comparison, *** *** ****** a ****** ****** ****** in *** **** * tall ** * **** panels *** **** **** image *** ************* **** the ***** **** ****** ratio ** **** *****. 

*** ********* ** **** panoramas ********* ** **** significant ***?

********/**** ******** *** **** modes ******** ** *** client **** ********* *** of * ****** ** other *************, ** **** as ****** **** ********* on ****.

***, *** *** **** the ****** **** ******** tiles *** **** ******** you'd ****, *** *** option ** ****** ***** and **** * ******** is *******, ********** *** infrequent *****.

*** *******, ** *********** camera ** ***** ***** dewarp, ********, *** **** view *******:

** *** ****** * view (****** ***** ** multi-panel ** **** ********* views) *** **** *** view, *** *** ****** drag *** **** **** camera **** ** **** side. *** **** **** could ** ******.

* ***** *** *** save * ****, *** that ***** ****, *** I ***** ***** **** right ******** *** ******** to ****** ** **** a ******** ** ****** than ****** ** ****** and ******** * ***** view. * ***** **'* a ******* *** **** for * ******* ****** segment, ** *** * **** usability ***********, **** ******** out **** ****** **** this ******. 

******.  *** * ***** a ***** ******* ** create ******* ***** ****** any ****** ** ******* and **** ***** ***** available ** *** ***** of * ***** ** fundamentally ********** *** **** and ********* ** * multitude ** *** *****. Every **** ***** ** get ** *** ******* they **** ** **** and ****** ** ******** with *** ***** ****** of ******. ****** ***** or ***** *** **** to **** ****** ** easier **** ***** *****, scroll ****, **** ***** (and **** *** ******* at *** ***** ****) and *** * ******* that ** ********** ****** than *** *** *** defined ******** ***** ** your ******** ********/*****. *** a *** **** *** I'm **** ********... *** me ** **** * want ** ** *** clicks ** ********.

“**** **** *** ****** was *** ****** **** Security ******, ** ******* requires * ******* "****** camera *******" ** ******* Avigilon *******.”

**** **** **** ******* about **** ******* ******* that ******* ******** *** one ** *** ******* ONVIF-based ****** *************? * know ****’** **** ********* similar **** ********* ******* and ***** ******** ********, but **** ** ********** this *** ******** *******? What’s **** ******** ** that *** ******** **** seems ** ****** **. Thoughts?

**** ********. ** ***** Genetec *** ******* *** will ****** **** ** receive ****. ** ** similar ** ******** ** how **** ****** *********, though ***** **** ***** "restricted" *******, ***** ******** requires "******." 

**’* * ******** *****, eh? ** ********* ******’* know ******** ******* **. 

*** **** ****** ***** POE+ ** *** ***** source? *** **** ***** says **** *** ** distance ** ********* ** 8m **** *** ** used ****** **** ***+. Curious **** *********** ** makes ** *** ***** performance.

****’* * **** ********! Yes, ** *** ****** with * ***+ ******. We ******** ***’* **** any **** *** ******** PoE ** **** *****. I *** *** ************ check ** *** ** IR ********* ** ** was ***** *******, *** it’s ********* ** *** check. 

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