Axis HD Analog Encoder Tested

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 11, 2019

Two years after declaring "Everything is IP", Axis has released their first HD analog encoder, the P7304, with support for AHD, CVI, TVI, and SD cameras, Zipstream H.265, analytics support, and more.

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We bought and tested the P7304 to see how it performed testing:

  • How well do AHD, CVI, and TVI cameras, from Dahua, Hanwha and Hikvision work with the encoder?
  • How does camera connectivity work? What manual steps are involved?
  • How well do various resolutions (VGA, 1080p, 4MP, 8K) work?
  • How does up the coax control work?
  • How does smart codec bandwidth compare to others?
  • How does it compare to Dahua and Hikvision HD DVRs used as encoders?

*** ***** ************** "********** ** **", **** *** ******** their***** ** ****** *******, ********, **** ******* *** AHD, ***, ***, *** SD *******, ********* *.***, analytics *******, *** ****.

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** ****** *** ****** the ***** ** *** how ** ********* *******:

  • *** **** ** ***, CVI, *** *** *******, from *****, ****** *** Hikvision **** **** *** encoder?
  • *** **** ****** ************ work? **** ****** ***** are ********?
  • *** **** ** ******* resolutions (***, *****, ***, 8K) ****?
  • *** **** ** *** coax ******* ****?
  • *** **** ***** ***** bandwidth ******* ** ******?
  • *** **** ** ******* to ***** *** ********* HD ******** ** ********?

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*******

** *** *****, *** P7304 ******* *** ******* positives:

  • *** *** *** ********* connection ***** ****:** *** *****, *** P7304 ************* ******** **** and ***** *** *** TVI ******* **** ** manual ***** ********. ******* settings **** ************* ********** when ******* **** ******* in.
  • *** ********* *.*** ********:*.*** ********* ******** **** ~25% ***** **** ********* TVI ****.
  • ***** *** *******:*** ***** *** ***** integrated **** *****, *******, Milestone, *** ******* *****, including *.*** *********/*************, ******* VMD *** *********.

*******, ***** *** **** key ********:

  • *** ************* ******:** *** *****, *** cameras ********** ****** ** connect ********, ********** ***** bars ** ******* *****. These ****** **** **** both **** ************* ********** and **** ******** ******* the ******* ******* ** CVI *** *** ****** framerate.
  • *********** **** ***** *** supported:******* **** ***** *** not ********* ** *** P7304, ********* ** ***** or ******** ***** (***** bars, ***** ************, ******** sync ******, ***.). **** says ******* *** ****** resolutions **** ** ******** in ******** ********.
  • ** ** *** **** controls:*** ***** **** *** support ** *** **** controls, ****** ******* ***/***/*** DVRs. ***** **** ******* OSD ************* *** ***** means, **** ** ********** to ** *********** ***, and *** ******* ******* separate ******* *******. **** plans ** *** **** feature ** ******** ********, as ****.

Future ******** *****

***** ***** *********** *** significant, ********* ** ****, they **** ** ******* resolutions ** ** *** in ****** ******** *** are ********* ******* ** adding ** *** **** support (** ******* **** given ***). ******* *** issues *** ** ***** in ******** ** *******.

Compared ** ***** *** *********

*** **** ***** *** some ********** **** *********** HD ****** ******** *** DVRs (**** ** ********).

  • ****** *** *******:*** ******* *** **** is ******* **** **** manufacturers. ****** *** ******* analytics ** ***** ** analog **** ** ********, VMS ******* *** **** feature ** ****, ***** Axis ********* ** *** P7304 *** ********* ** Exacq, *******, *********, ******* Optix, *** ****.
  • ****** ***:****' ****, ******** *** of *** *** ** the *****, ** ******* more ******** **** ******* motion ********* ***** ** HD ****** ********, ********* many ***** ***** ******* such ** ******* *** animals ***** ******* ******* VMD.*** *** **** ** VMD4 *** **** *******.

*******, *** ***** ******* from **** *********** ******** to ***** ** ********* DVRs ** ********:

  • ************* ******:***** *** ********* **** we **** ****** **** properly ********* ** ***** supported *******, ****** *** P7304's ****** **** *** cameras. ********* **** ****** to ** **** ******* and ******* ***** *** error ** *** ***** at *****.
  • ** ******** ********:*** ***** ***** ******* for *********** ****** **** 1080p, ** *** **** control, *** ***** **** coax (***) ***** ** HD ****** ****.
  • ****** ******:*** ***** ***** *** $400 *** ******, *** Dahua *** ********* ********* may ** ****** ******** $***** **** ****** *** 4 ******** ***.

No ************* ****** **** ***/*** ** ** *****

** *** *****, *** P7304 ********* **** ** issues ** *** (******, Longse), *** (*****), *** TVI (*********) ******* ** 720p *** ***** **********. Like ***** ** ****** gear ** **** ******, users ****** **** *** camera ** *** ** is ************* ******** *** begins ********** *****, **** as *** ***** ********* shown ** *** ***** below.

Frequent *** ********** ******

*******, ******* **** ******** CVI *******, *** ***** frequently ****** ** ************* detect *** ******. *** example, ******* * ***** Dahua *** ****** ***** the "*********" *******, ** frequently *** ***** **** on *** ** **** sides ** *** *****:

Black Bars On CVI Image Even After Manual Selection

*** **** *** ******, video ******** *********:

1080p-CVI-Automatic-Connection-Fails-X

********* ** *** ******* resolution *** ***** **** manually ********* ***** ***** issues, *** ***** ***** black **** **********.

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

Connection ****** **** ****** ***********

** *** *******, *** P7304 *** ****** ** automatically ******* ** ** analog ****** **** *****, regardless ** ***** ******* (CVI/TVI). ** **** *****, the ******* ********* ** the ****** *** ******** an *****, *** *** correctly. *** *******, *** 8MP *** ****** ***** below ******* ******* ** and ** *** **** and ** ***** ** greyscale.

Cameras Over 1080p Not Supported x

** **** ** ***** issues ** **** *****:

***** ******* *** ******** to *** ********** ** 1080p ** *****, *** encoder ********* ******* ****** to *** ******* ******. Note **** ** *** tests ** *** *** 8MP ***/***, **** ********** higher ********** ******* ** DVRs ***** ******* **** 1080p ** *****,

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

*** ***** **** *** offer ** *** **** control ** *** ******* release. ********* ** ****, they **** ** ******* this ** ****** ********, with ******* *** ***, CVI, ***, *** ***** Coaxitron.

Broad *** *******

**** ***** **** ********, the ***** ** **** supported ** *** ***** tested, **** *.***, *.***, and **** ********* ********* by *****, *******, *********, and ******* *****. *****, Genetec, *** ********* **** used *** ******* *** all **** ********, ***** Nx ******* ******** *** for **** ******* (****** this ** ****** ** be ******* ** ***** next ****** **** *******).

VMS Integration Comparison

** **** ****** ** connect *** ***** ** Avigilon ** ***, ********* a ******* *****:

Avigilon Control Center Communication Error

ACAP ********** / **** ********

*** ***** ** ********** with ******** **** ****** applications *** ************** *** **** ******** out ** *** ***. The ******* ** **** compatible ********' ***** ***** *********, *** *** ************** ****************.

Axis VMD4 Supported On All Channels

Zipstream *.*** *********

*** ***** ** ******* of ******* ** *** channels ***** *.*** **** their ********* ***** *****. In *** *****, ******** were ***** **** ******* for ***** ******, ~*** Kb/s ****** *** *** and ~*.* **/* ** night (***** ********* ***** TVI), ***** **** *********'* 7208 *** *** ** both ******.

Form ****** ******* ** *** *** *******

*** **** ****** ** very *******, ** *** previous ********** **** *** encoder, ****** **** * more ********** **** **** on *** ***. *** ports, ******, *** */* are *******, **** * slightly ********* ******.

New HD Encoder P7304 Vs  Original P7214

Versions ****

***** ******** *.**.*.* *** used ** *******.

Comments (19)

******, *** **** ** my *****.

***** *** **** **** a ***-***** ** *** other ***/***/*** ********* ********** please? ******* *** ********** it *** ** **** remote *****.

**’* *** ********** **** any ****** ***** *****. There’s ** ****** *** up *** **** ******* at ***. *’** ***** with **** ** *** if **** **** * date **** **** ***** this ***** ** *****.

****, **** ********* ****. That ***** ** ****** be ** "** *** coax *******" ********.

*** ****** */*/** ******* encoders ******* ** *** coax *** ****** *****, etc...

*** *** ****** ******** support *** *** *** to ****.

*** ****** ***-*** *** SPE-1610 ******* ******* **** control ** **** ** 4MP *** ****** *** your ****** ****** *** mentioned.

** *** **** ***** VMS *** ***** ******* remove ***** ******* ***** own ********?

**** *** ***** ** Axis ** ***** ** release * ***** ** P7316 (* *** ** channel) ******* ** ****?

*/** ******* ***** ** nice.

"*** ***** ***** ********* "Everything ** **", **** has ******** ***** ***** HD ****** *******,"

** ** ***'* **, convert ** ** **... Sounds **** **** ** holding **** ** ***** words.

*****, **** *** ***** H.265 ** * ******* and **** ***** ** adopted ** * ********.

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

****, *** * ***** the ***** ** * bit ** * ******* even **** **** *** internal *******!

******* ***’* ********* ********* a *** ** ********* as ****. **********, **** has ********** ******* *** waters ** ******* ** h.265, ** **** ****** catch-up.

*.*** ********* **** ******** / *** *********

**** *** *** ********** to *** * ******* these ****? ****** *** can *** ** ****** NVR **** ******* **** technologies *** ***'** ****.

**** ***** **** ** separate *** ******** **** the *********, *.*., ** use ******** ***** **** do *** ***** ********** encoding / *********, *.*., Genetec ** *********.

** *** ** ***** is ****** **** * project, **** ***** ** another ******, ****** ***** are ***** ***** ***'*. I ***** *** ***** use ******. * ********** would **** ** *** an ******** **** **-****** NVR. **** ****** **** if ** ** *** of *** ** *****?

** **** * *** of ****** *** ***** products *** *** ***** or *********, ** ** knowledge.

******* -*** ***********'* **'* *******?

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