Axis 12MP Stereographic Camera Tested (M3058-LVE)

By: Ethan Ace, Published on May 10, 2018

Axis has released the M3058-PLVE, a 12MP sensor, stereographic panoramic camera and Axis' first with integrated IR claiming images "sharp to the edges", "automatically adaptable" OptimizedIR, and more.

To see how these claims perform in the real world, we bought and tested the M3058-PLVE. Inside, we examine:

  • Edge of FOV details
  • Day, night, and low light performance
  • IR coverage
  • IR overexposure
  • Streaming modes
  • Dewarped streams
  • Client side dewarping
  • VMS integration
  • Smart codec support
  • Bandwidth consumption

Readers should also see our recent tests of the Vivotek FE9391-EV and Avigilon H4 Fisheye and look for our upcoming shootout.

**** *** ******** ********-****, * **** ******, stereographic ********* ****** *** ****' ***** with ********** ** ******** images "***** ** *** edges", "************* *********" ***********, and ****.

** *** *** ***** claims ******* ** *** real *****, ** ****** and ****** *** *****-****. Inside, ** *******:

  • **** ** *** *******
  • ***, *****, *** *** light ***********
  • ** ********
  • ** ************
  • ********* *****
  • ******** *******
  • ****** **** *********
  • *** ***********
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******* ****** **** *** our ****** ***** ** the******* ******-************* ** ******* *** **** *** *** upcoming ********.

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*** **** ***** *** several *** *********:

  • ****** **** ******* **** typical ******* ******:**** *******, ** **** claims, *** *****'* ************* lens ********* ******* ** the **** ** *** field ** **** ******** to ***** **** ****** fisheye ****** ** **** tested, **** **** **********. 
  • ***** ** ***********:********** ** ******** *** even, **** ** *** or **** ***** ** the ***** ** **** and ** ************ ** subjects ** **** ******.
  • ******** ******** *******:*** ***** ******** ** camera **** ******** ******* in ******** ** *** fisheye ********, ****** ** more ******** **** ***** models **** ******-**** ********* is *** ********* ** desired.
  • **** *** ********* ********:*******, ******** ** ***** scenes **** ********* ******* (dynamic ***/*** **) **** as *** ** ~** Kb/s *** *** **** 9 ********* ********, **** lower **** *******.

*******, ***** *** *** drawbacks ** ********:

  • ******* ****** *******:******* ** *** ****** of *** *** *** reduced ******** ** ******* fisheye ****** ** ****** appear ******* *** ******. However, ***** ******* *** offset ** *** ****** PPF ** ***** ****** (generally ~**-**'/~*-** *** ******).
  • ******* ******-**** *********:******-**** ********* *** *** M3058 ** **** ********** supported ** **** ****** Station *** ********* ******** using *** **** ********* plugin, **** ******* **** ImmerVision ** ******* ******* which *** ********* ** many *****.

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*** **** *****-**** ***** for~$*** *** ******, ******* ** *********** such ** *** ******** 12MP ** *******, *** moderately ***** **** ****** such ** *** ****** PNF-9010RV ** ***** ******, both ~$***-*,*** ******.

Physical ********

***** *** ***** ******* physical ******** ******** ** the *****:

  • ********** ******:****** **** ******* ******, *** imager ** *** ***** may ** ******* ** change ***** ***********, ** adjust ***** ********* ** "up" ** *** ******** image ** ** ***** the ****** **** **** mounted. **** ****** ***** for ******* ********** *** their ******** ***** ****.
  • ********** *** ********:**** ***** **** *****, the ***** **** * separate ******** ***** ***** may ** ******* ** various ********** ***** (****** and ****** ****, *" square, *******). 
  • **** ******:*** ***** ******** * mini **** ****** ***** may ** **** ** display * ******** **** on * ****** **** monitor ** ***** *******, not ***** ** ***** fisheye ****** ** **** tested.

** ****** ***** ******** and **** ** **** video:

*** ****** ** ******* in **** *** ****** to ***** ********* ****** *** IR ************ ****** * dark *****:

Better ****** ** ***** **** ******** *******

** *** *****, *** M3058 ******** **** ******* at *** ***** ** the ***** ** **** than **** ******* ******* we **** ******, **** better *********** *** **** distortion.

*** *******, ** ~**' distance, ******* *** *** edge ** *** ***** of ****, *** ***** better ********* ****** *********** of *******, ***** **** other ******* ******* ****** distort ******* *** ****** details, ***** ** *** right *****.

*******, ***** ******* ******** at *** ***** ** the ***, ******** **** the ****** ** *** FOV ******** ********** **** in *** *****. *** example, ** ~** *** in *** ***** *****, the *******'* **** ******* slightly ******* *** *** edges ** ******* ****** fuzzy. *******, ******* *** still ************ *** ** the ****** *** ****** at ***** ****** (~**' and ******).

**** **** ** **** provide **** ******* ** these ******* ** **** ranges *** ****** ***** cameras ** *** ******** 12MP ** ******* ********. 

Solid ** ************

** *** *****, *** M3058's ** ************ *** even *** ****** *********** the ****** **** (~**'***') without ******** ** **** spots.

******* ****** ** ~**' range, *** ******* *** background *** ******* ***********. However, ******* ******* *** unavailable *** **** * single **** ** **** is ********* *******, *** to *** *** *** at **** ***** (~**). Note **** **** ******* models ****** *** *** reach **** *****, **** illumination **** ** **-**' distance.

Streaming ***** 

*** ***** *** *** streaming *****, ********* ** how ******* ****** ** camera **** ********* ** needed:

  • ****** **** ******** *****, 12 ******** *******:** **** ****, *** camera ***** *** **** the ****** ******** ******, but ** ********* ******** dewarped *******, **** ** panoramas, **** ****, ******* PTZ *******, ***. ** discuss ***** ***** ** more ****** *****.
  • ****** ******** ****, ** FPS: ** ******** **** ****, the ****** ***** **** a ****** ********* ******, up ** * **** 30 ***. **** **** is  **** **** ***** client **** ********* ****, since ******** ******* *** unavailable.

Camera **** *********

*** ***** ******** ** different ******* ********* ** how *** ****** **** be ****, **** **** than **** ***** ****** on *** ****** (********* about * *******). ***** streams *******:

  • ****** ********:* ********* ******** ******* image **** ** ********* available.
  • **** **** *****:**** ***** *** ** repositioned ***** *** ******** from ***** ***** *****, zoomed ** *** *** and ***** ********** *** full ***.
  • *********:*** ***** ******** ******** panorama *****, ********* ****** and **** *********, "******" views, ******** *****, *** more. 

** ******** ******* ** ***** ***** in **** *****:

Corridor *** ****** *****

*** ***** **** ******** two ******** ****** ****** we **** *** **** on ***** *******.

  • ********: **** ****** ******** ******** ***** of *** ***** ** * hallway **** ** **** when ******* ** *** center, ******* ********** * fixed ****** ***** ** each ***. 

  • ****** ********: **** **** is ******** *** *** on ******** ******* ** L ****** *************, ********* a ***° ***** ** view. *******, ****** *** corridor ****, *** **** beneath *** ****** ** not *******, **** *** subject **** *** * few ******* ** ** moves *******.

**** ***** ***** ******* a **** ******** ** the **** **** *** intended ** *** ******* much ************* ** **** setup. *******, ***** *** be ****** ****** ** using ******** **** ***** to ***** ******** ***** of ******** ***** ***** ***** may ** ****** ******** to *** ******. 

Camera Dewarped ** ***********

****** *** *****, ** were **** ** ****** the ****** ***** *** ImmerVision *** ** *****, Genetec, *** ********* **** no ******. *******, ******* ImmerVision *** **** ***** that *** ****** ** part ** *** *********** Enables *******, ** **** dewarping *** *** ** accurate ** *** ****' geometry.

Milestone ****** 

**** ******** * ********* ******, available ***** [**** ** longer *********] ** ** part ** ******* ********* *** ********* XProtect, ***** ****** ***** to ****** *** ****** cameras ** *** ****** instead ** ***** ****** side ******* (** ***********). Note **** ******* **** Axis *** ********* ***** Canon *********, **** ****** requires ****** ******** *** installation *** ** *** simply ********* ** *******.

*** ****** ****** **** in *** *****, **** very ****** *** ********* dewarping, ** **** ** a ******** **** ******** mode ***** *** **** positioning ****** *** **** users.

** ****** ****** ***** and *** **** *** cons ** **** *****:

Other *** *******

*** ***** **** ** Avigilon ******* ***** ***** the **** ******, **** all **********. *******, ***** are *** *** *********** when **** **** ***:

  • ** ****** **** *********:*** *****'* ****** ******** stream ****** ** ******** in ******** ******* ******, unlike ***** ****** *****, which ***** ********* ***** the *********** ***.
  • ** *** ******* ** camera **** *****:****** **** ******** **** areas ****** ** ************ from *** *** ***** PTZ ********. ***** **** change ******** ** *** web ********* ** **** the ****.

*******, ** ******* *****' NxWitness, **** *** **** warped ******** ** *********, with ****** **** ********* using *********' ********* ********* driver. ** ********** ** camera **** ****** ***** are *********.

Overview **. ********* *********

***** ********* ****** ************* between *** **** ****** and ********** *** ** their ******* *********** *** fields ** ****. ************, Zipstream ******** *** ************ configurable *** **** ******, not ****** ******* *** streams.

** ** **** ***** of****' ********* *, ******** **** ******* GOP *** *** ******* were ********* *** ** still ******, **** ** Kb/s ** ***** ****** in ******* *** ****** scenes. **** **** ***** bitrates *** ********* *** due ** ****' ******* FPS, ***** ********* ********* to * ***** *** second **** *** ***** is *****.

View **** ****** *****: ******** ****** ***

****: **** ***** *** factory ******** (*.**.*), ** **** unable ** "****" **** area ******* ** **** zoomed **, ****** ******* the ***** ** *** FOV **********. 

**** *** **** ***** in *.**.*.*, *** *** camera ****** ** ** factory ********* ***** ********* to ***** **** ***/**** to *** ***** ** the ***.

Versions ****

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

  • **** *****-****: *.**.*.*

 

 

Comments (35)

*** ***** *** ***** to ******** *** ****** CPU/GPU ***** ******* *** different ******* ******* **** testing? 

* ****'* ******* ** but ** *** *** it ** *** ********. We'll **** ** ****** out *** ** **** measure ****, **** ***** to ***, ****** **. dewarped, ***.

**** ***** **** ******** H.264.  ** *** **** if **** ***** ** support *.*** ** **** model?

* ** *** ***** they **** *.*** ******* on **** ***** ** other ******** ******, *** I'll *****. **** ** have ******* ****** ****** with *.*** ********* ** various **** *******.

***** *.*** ** * significant *********** ** *********/*******/*** over *********?

***** *** *** ********* already **, * ***'* think *.*** **** ** all **** **********. *******, from * ********* ***********, it ** ************ ********* as *.*** ** ********* as ****** ***** ************* of***** ******** ***** *******.

****, **** *** *** tested *** ***** ******* between *.*** *** *.*** at *** **** *******? H.265 ********* ***** ****** the ***** **** *.*** offers ******** ******* **** H.264, *** **** *****. I've **** ** *** tests *** ****** ***** a ********** ** ********* of ******** *** ********** especially **** ********* ******* in **** ** **********. Like *** ****, **** you *** *** *********** codecs *** ****** *-***** and *** ******** ***********, H.265 *** *** ** needed ** ***** ********* but *** ** ********* in ******** ****** ********.  

**** *** *** ****** the ***** ******* ******* H.265 *** *.*** ** the **** *******? *.*** marketing ***** ****** *** point **** *.*** ****** superior ******* **** *.***, all **** *****. *'** done ** *** ***** and ****** ***** * difference ** ********* ** smearing *** ********** ********** when ********* ******* ** with ** **********.

*** *** ***** **** tests (******, ********, ***.)?

** *** **** ******* and **** **********/***/***., *.*** is ********* ***** ***** compression ****** **** *.***. To **** ***, ***** might ** **** ****** benefits *** ** ***** depend ** **** ************ levels **** ***** ****, at **** *** *****, etc. *** ** *** things ** **** ***** over *** ***** ** testing ** **** ***** is * *********** ******** ******* with ***** *********** ****** in ***** ** ******** image ******* *** **** depends ** *** *** starting **** * ************ level ** ** ** 30 ** **, ***. If *** *** ***** your test *******, ** *** review **** *** **** done *** ******* ********.

 

** ******

* **** ******** ***** Axis

*** *** ******* **, here ** ** * big *** ************ ***** in ******?

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**** * ********** ******* the * ****** ****** of ** **.

****, ******* *** ********.

****'* ****** ** * couple ** *****. ** have **** ****** ***** on *****, *** **** series **** *** **** an *+ ****** ********, with **** ***** ******* testing ** **** ****** scenes.

********* *****, *** * was ******* ** *** that *** **** *** testing ******* *****.
* ***** **'* *********** to **** **** ********** to *******, ********, ****** than ** ***** ** Hikvison *** *****.

** *** ***** **** is ***** **** *********** (Flir)? http://www.brickstream.com/ 

#*, **** ** **** look **** ******** **** Brickstream?

******* ** *********** ******** stereo ****** *******, **** connection ** *** *** between *** ***?

***** ** **** - which **** ******** ***** for ***** ******* *******.

**** ***** *** ***** that **** *** ******* from ****?

**,

**** ********* *** *** Smart ****** ******** *** used ** **** **** with **** ********* ******?

 

** **** *** ****** version ** *********, **** ** (**.**). 

** *** ***** ******** to ** ** **/* or **/*?  *,*** ***?  Just ** *******....

** ** *** *********** Dewarping.  ***** ******** * lot ** ******** **** this **** **, *** it ***** ***** ** well ** *** ******.  We *** * *** of ******** **** *** dewarping ** *** **** M3047 **** ***** *** the *********** *****.  **** they ******* *** ******** version ** ******* **, it ****** ***** *** bounds ******.

****** *** ******** **** out! *** * *******, good ***. * *** copied *** ***** **** another ******** **** **** Mb/s. 

*****, *** *** ** chance **** * ****** with ** ***** *** lack ** * *** stream? ** ** *** possible ** ***** * sub ****** ** *** warped ****, *** ****** VGA **********, ** *** camera *** *********?

** ****'* **** * ticket, *** *'** *** them ***** ** ***. It's * ********** ** the ******, * *******: the ********** *** *** used *** ******** ***** and ***'* ** ************ to ***** *****. *'** ******* that ** ***'* ** done ** *** ** FPS ****, ** ****, which ***** ** **** applicable ** **, ***** they ** ***** *** client **** *********. 

***** **** ** *** vs ********* **-*****, ****** compare.

** ******** **** *** X4171 ** *****. ** should ** **** ****, and **'** ***** ** an ********** ****, **** a ******** ******* ******.

*** **** ** **** camera (*** *** ********** fisheyes) ******* *** *******?

~*-**' ******. ** **** have ******* ***** ** the ******** ******** ******* higher.

******... *'* ***** ** these **** ***** **** in ** *********** ***** they *** ******* **** at ***** **'.  *** Axis ****** ********** *****'* even **** **** ****** yet.  *** ** * determine *** ******** ****** footage ** ***** *****?

** ********* ****** ******** you ****** **** * circle ****** *** ******. It **** ***** **** wall ** **** ***** it's ***º****º  ******* *****. Once *** **** *** actual ********, ******* *** square ******* *** ****** pixel ** ****, ***'** get **** ***** ******* (more ** ****, ***** it *** **** ****** on *** ***** **** in *** ****** *** to *** ********* ****)

** **** *** ********** below *** ******* ******** height, *** ** ********. Now, ** *** *** further **** *** ******, the ***** *** ***** density **** **. **** fisheye **** ******* **** cover ***** * **’ diameter **** ********** *******. Once *** *** ****** 10’ ****, ******* ***** very ****. **, ******** it **’ ***** **** subjects ***** ** * bad ****. *** **** need ** *** * pole **** ***** **’, if **** ** ********. 

** *** ****’* **** to **** ** **’ and ******** ** **’ is **** **** ******, I ***** ********* * non-fisheye ****** *******. 

** ***,

** ***** *****, *** sensor ** * **** sensor *** *** ******* resolution ** *.***.  **** is ***** ** * rectangular **** *** ********* a ****** (****** ******) image.  *** *** **** sensors *********** *** ********* all *** ******* ******** as **** ***** *.*** usable **********?  *** *** 12MP ******* * ****** chip, ******** *** ** all *** ******?  

 

 ******,

  **** 

 

 

*** ***** ****** ** ultra **** ** ** 12MP *** **** *** get ***** ***** ** a **** ********* *****.  (Note, **** ** * box ******, *** *********)

*** *** **** ******* a ****** ****, ******** use ** *** *** pixels?

** * ***/*** ****** camera? **.

**** ** *** ****** was ********* ******, *** best * ****** ***** lens ***** ***** ***** maintaining *** ****** ******** would ****.*%** *** ****** ****.

*** **** **********%,***** ** *** *** considering.

*** ***** **** ***** references ***** **** ******* 100%, ******* ** * box ****** **** * rectangular ***.

*******, *'** *** ***** comment ** ******* **** but *** ****** ****** ** ****** Resolution ***** ** **** ***** the ****** ***** **** fisheye ********* ******* **** the ****** ********** ** marketed *** *** ****** stream ********** ** ************* less.

****'* *** ******* * needed! *******. ****** ****! 

** *****,

*'* ***** **** * wasn't **** *****.  *'* specifically ******** ***** *** degree ******* ***** *** a ***** ******* ****.  For * *********** ****, I ***'* *** ** issue.  **** ******** ** meant ************ *** *** cameras.  ** * ****** correctly * ***** ***** of *** ******* *** an ****** **** (* think ****) *** **** use * ***** ****. 

****** *** *** ********! 

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