Great article Rob. I set one of these up in our office and the new positioning system and remote focus and zoom is really good and really quick. Much better than spending 30 minutes a camera hoping you get each image to stay in focus once you tighten down the thumb screw.
Apologies, I should have been more specific, I am shocked that the encoder chipset Axis is spec'ing on the cameras isn't capable of h.265. I was speculating that it is, and we would see firmware update to enable.
I am shocked that the encoder chipset Axis is spec'ing on the cameras isn't capable of h.265.
Nicholas, we have not seen Axis relative lack of H.265 (they do have H.265 on a few new models) being a competitive issue. For example, our recent integrator favorability study covering Axis had no complaints about that. I am sure some people see that as an objection but it seems to be limited.
Thanks for pointing this out. Our Nx Witness version (220.127.116.1139) and connected the camera to double check licensing requirements. It does require one license per channel, not one per unit. I've updated the summary and chart above.
We've added a short section to the test after noticing one thing:
Made In Mexico
The P3717-PLE lists its country of origin as Mexico, the first camera we have seen to do so, Axis or otherwise. Axis states that they now manufacture several products in Mexico, and that it is an "interesting manufacturing location going forward."
If anyone has seen other Axis models made in Mexico, or other brands, we'd be interested to hear it.
Added a section explaining VMD4 performance. VMD4 rejected false alarms from common sources such as blinking lights, shadows, drastic light changes, and did not miss any detections on people in the scene, although it did alert on swaying foliage in the scene even with the setting for swaying objects maxed out.
I'm actually not 100% sure on that. I just asked Axis. I suspect it has something to do with cooling or removing moisture from the camera, as I've seen similar ports on other cameras, but never quite like that. I'll reply here when they respond.