Axis Camera Down-Tilt Auto-Measurement

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 06, 2015

Tilting a camera too much can create problems.

Most commonly, it undermines getting clear shots of faces and license plates.

However, mounting angles are typically left up to guesswork, or trying to physically measure with plumb lines and protractors. Now, in their high end gyroscope-equipped models, Axis has added real-time tilt display to their cameras, allowing users to quickly measure and adjust their mounting angles.

In this note, we show how to use this feature and demonstrate its use on a camera in a video screencast.

******* * ****** *** **** *** ****** ********.

**** ********, ** ********** ******* ***** ***** ** ***** *** license ******.

*******, ******** ****** *** ********* **** ** ** *********, ** ****** to ********** ******* **** ***** ***** *** ***********. ***, ** their**** *** *********-******** ******,******* ***** ****-**** **** ******* ** ***** *******, ******** ***** to ******* ******* *** ****** ***** ******** ******.

** **** ****, ** **** *** ** *** **** ******* and *********** *** *** ** * ****** ** * ***** screencast.

[***************]

Enabling **** *******

********* ** ******** *.**.*.* **** *** ******** *********** *** ** overlayed ** *** ******'* ***** ****** ** ********, ****** ** *** ******** **** ** ****-*** ********.

** ******* **** ***********, ***** **** **** ** **** ******* in *** *** ********* ** *** ******, ***** *** **** "#**" for **** *** "#**" *** ********. **** **** **** ***** may ******* *** ****** ** ** ********* (****** ******** *** re-enabled) ** ***** *** **** ******* ** ******.

Finding ****

**** *******, *** ****** **** ******* *** ****-**** **** *** rotation, **** *****:

*** *** ** ** ********* *** ** *********. **** ******* for *** ***** ** ********, ****** ******** ****, **** ** being ***** **** *** *******. *** **** *********** ***** ** the *** ** ******* ******, *** ****. ** *** *******, ** ***** ** *** a ****** ** ** ******* ********, ** **** ** ******** 20 **** **, ** *** **** ****** ******* ** ** this ****.

**** ***** ******* **** *** ******** ******* ** **** ****, as **** ** *** ** ****** **** *******:

Practical ************

****** ** **** ********* ***** *** *** ******* ****** ** looking ** *** ***** ** **** ** ******, **** **** display *** ********* **** ** **** ************. **** ********* ******* **** as *** *** ****** *********** **** ****** ***** ** **** requirements. *******, ** **** ****** **************, *********** *** ******* ******** downtilt *******. ***** **** ** ****** ******* ** * ****** way ** ******** ***** ************ *** ***.

*******, ** ** ***** ** *** ****** ****** **. ***** ******* ****, ** **** ******* ****** *******, ******* ****** ** ****** no **** **** **° ***** **********. ***** ****' **** ******* is * ***** *** ** **** ***** ******** ******.

Limitations ** ****** ************

****** **** ** * **** ****, ** ** ******* ** Axis **** ********* ***** ****** ******. **** ***** ** * sign ** ****** ** **** *** ****** *******, *** *** most **** *** ** **** ** *** ****.

Comments (5)

*** *** *** **** ******* *** * ***** ***. **** saying...

* ** **** ********. ******* *** ********* ******* **** * have ****** **** *** ***** **** * **** ***** ******* as **** ** *** ***. **** *****'* **** **** ******** new.

*** ********** ***** **** *** ******* * *-****** **** *****.

** **** ****** *** *mechanical ***? In that case the camera should know the current orientation, since it controls the gimbal directly.

*** ***** ** * *** ******, *** ** *** ** control ** *** *** ***********, *** ********* **** *****. *** there **** ***-*** ******* **** ******* ** ********* **** **** the *** **** ******?

*****, ** **** ****, ** *** ******* ***** ***** / non-PTZ *******. *** ********* ** **** **** * ***, ** design, *** *** ****** ****** *** **** *** **** * fixed ******, ******** **** *** *** ** ** ** *** tilt *** ****.

******. **** ***** **** *****...

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports on Installation

Hikvision Door Station Tested on Nov 30, 2017
Hikvision has entered the video intercom market, aiming to bring the race to the bottom to a whole new audience. To see how it stacks up, we...
Amazon Key In-Home Package Delivery Examined on Nov 21, 2017
Interesting idea or invitation for criminals to rob you? Amazon's recent announcement of Key, a service that will help manage visitors, welcoming...
Milestone XProtect Essential+ Free VMS Tested on Nov 09, 2017
Milestone continues to expand its aggressive free and low-cost offerings, with this year, Milestone releasing XProtect Essential+, part of their...
ZoneMinder Open Source Profile on Nov 06, 2017
The first, oldest and probably the best known open source VMS is ZoneMinder. But where has it gone and is it still relevant today in a world of...
ONVIF Wire Free Camera Tested (Netgear FlexPower) on Oct 31, 2017
Totally wire-free cameras are a hot growth market. But they have had one major problem: Proprietary. IPVM has tested Netgear's Arlo and Arlo Go,...
Avigilon H4 IR Mini Dome Camera Tested on Oct 24, 2017
Avigilon has released their successor to the aging Micro Dome, the H4 Mini Dome, claiming easy install, a patent-pending surface/recessed...
Multipoint Lock Access Control Tutorial on Oct 17, 2017
Doors are notoriously weak at stopping entry, and money can be misspent on wrong locks that leave doors quite vulnerable. While closed and locked...
Access Control Job Walk Guide on Sep 26, 2017
Significant money can be saved and problems avoided with an access control job walk if you know what to look for and what to ask. By inviting...
September IP Networking Course on Sep 14, 2017
LAST Chance - Registration is ending. Register now. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals...
Geovision Doorstation Tested (CS1320) on Sep 12, 2017
Geovision has released the GV-CS1320 door station, priced at a fraction of others, with additional bells and whistles like a built in card reader,...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Hiring Camera Calculator Product Manager on Dec 12, 2017
We are working on making the Camera Calculator even better and hoping you can help us find the right person to join our team. IPVM is hiring a...
Testing $20 WyzeCam, The Money Losing Amazon Vet Startup on Dec 12, 2017
This startup is perfecting the old adage: We lose money on every sale, but make it up on volume But it is no joke. The company, Wyze Labs, is...
Xiongmai New Critical Vulnerability - Same Manufacturer Whose Products Drove Mirai Botnet Attacks on Dec 12, 2017
The Chinese manufacturer whose products were primarily responsible for the 2016 Mirai botnet attack has a new critical vulnerability, confirmed by...
Robot Vandalism on Dec 11, 2017
Vandalism of security systems is a common concern. It is so common that camera vandalism statistics show that designers routinely sacrifice camera...
Access Controller Software Guide on Dec 11, 2017
Properly configuring access controllers software is key to a professional access system. These devices have fundamental settings that must be...
2018 Video Surveillance Cameras Overview on Dec 11, 2017
This report concisely explains the developments for surveillance cameras offered in 2017 and the state of offerings going into 2018, including...
Imperial Capital Security Investor Conference Review on Dec 08, 2017
Investment bank Imperial Capital holds an annual Security Investor Conference where 60+ companies present, including this year: IPVM bought a...
Integrator GPS Vehicle Tracking Statistics and Success Examined on Dec 08, 2017
GPS vehicle tracking is a growing but somewhat controversial topic. On the plus side, tracking may increases productivity by providing greater...
Hikvision NA Biggest Sale of 2017 on Dec 07, 2017
Hikvision North America has been relatively disciplined the past 5 months, reducing the number of sales and the breadth of what is on sale. No...
Security Integrator IT Expertise Statistics on Dec 07, 2017
20 years ago, putting physical security systems on IP networks was just emerging. Today, almost every system is networked in some way, IP cameras...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact