Brickcom Immervision Panomorph 360 Test

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 09, 2013

Immervision was one of the earliest providers of 180 / 360 imaging in the surveillance market. With their CS mount lenses, Immervision offered a different technology (panomorph) and approach to adding 180 / 360 imaging to conventional box cameras. However, the original lens was limited to 1.3MP while many new entrants offered 3MP and 5MP fisheye lens solutions.

Recently, Immervision started shipping smaller form factor, M mount, lenses that can fit inside minidomes, partnering with manufacturers to have them built into cameras.

Brickcom is one of the first to bring the new Immervision lens to market, with their MD-300Np minidome camera. In this report, we test it head to head against the Axis M3007 and Vivotek FE8172V fisheye panoramics and the Immervision CS mount 1.3MP lens.

We performed a series of test in full light like so:

As well as in low light and dark conditions, like so:

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** **** ** ** low ***** *** **** conditions, **** **:

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Key ********

**** *** *** *** findings **** **** ****:

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  • ******** *********** ******** ** other ******* ****** ** low ***** (~* ***). Produced ****** ******* **** at ***** ***** (*') but ****** ********* *** possible **** ** **'.
  • **** *********** ** **** conditions (detection **** ** ***** range.
  • ******* *** ******** ******** image ******* ** * scene **** ****** ***** variation. ***** ******** **** overexposure ** ****** ********** and *********** *********** ** object *****.
  • ***** ********* **** ******* for ***, **** *** inherent********* ******** ** ***.
  • ** **** *** ******** light, ********* *** ******** from * **/* ** 12 **/* ******** ******* compression ****** *** ***** quality.
  • ** *** ***** *** very **** **********, ************* / ***** break-up was ******* ** ***/* and **** ******* ***** when ****** ** ****/*.
  • ******** *********** ******** ** current ** ***** *.*** ImmerVision ****, **** ******* integration *** ************.

*******

*********** **-******* ****** ***~$*** *** ******. **** ***** ****** the **-***** ** *** bottom ** *** ***** list ** *** **** when ******** ** **** M3007 (~$***, ****** *********), ******* ******* (~$***, ****** *********) *** *********** ****-*/* + **** VB600B (~$*** *** *** ****+~$*** *** *** ******).

**************

******** **-***** ********* ****** showed * **** **** performance ** **** *** moderate ******** ********** **** a *** *****. *******, like ***** ********* ******* tested, ** *** **** poor *** ***** / dark ***** ***********. **** *** compact *** ******-********* ******, it ** * **** good *********** ** **** segment ** *** ******.

***** ********** *********** ****** strongly ******** *** ******** MD-300Np, ** ** ****** superior *********** ** *** 1.3MP *********** **** ** a **** ***** ***** (the ******** ****** *** lens ** ***** *** same ** **** *** 1.3MP ** *********** ****) plus **** *** ******* installation *********** ***** ******** to * ******** *** camera, *** ** ***** reduce *****. *** **** cases ** ***** *** CS ***** **** *** be *********** *** ****** WDR *** *** ***** scenes, ***** *** ******** may ** ************.

*******, ***** *** ****** only ****** *** *** with *****, ******* ************* should ** ***** ** determine *** ******* ******* setting ***** ** ***. We ********* ***** *** maximum ********* *** ***** for *** *****/**** ******. Lower ******** *** ** found **** ******** ** full *** ******** ***** conditions.

*********** ***: **** ** *** may ****** **** **** than * ***** ***, Immervision***-********* * ***** ***** ****. **** lens *** **** **** started ********. *******, *** one ****** ******* ** online ** ******** ****** $1,200 *** *** **. Given *** ******* *****, even ** ** *** moderately ****** **** *** Brickcom / *********** ***, the ***** ***** (~***% more *** **** *** camera) ***** ** **** to *******.

Physical ********

** **** *****, ** review *** ******** ******** of *** ******** **-*****.

*************

**** ********** ******* ************* and *********** ** *** MD-300Np. *** ******:

  • ***** ******** *** ******* separately **** ***** **** for ****** ************, ***** may ***** *********.
  • ***** ********* ****** *** CBR ****, ** ***.
  • *** *** ********* **** used ** **** ****** has * ****** *** number (*****), ********* **** ImmerVision ** ***** ****** (A0IFV), ***** ****** ** selected **** ****** *** camera ** ****, ** dewarping ****** *** ******.

Competitive ***********

** **** ****, ** are ********* *** ********* ****** ******** ******* **** ******** **-***** against ***** ********* *******, at ******* ***** ****** and ****** (*',**', *** 18'). ***** ** * brief **** ** ******* tested.

  • ******** **-*****: *** ********** ** 20 ***. 
  • *********** ****-*/* + **** *****: **** resolution, ** ****** ****-*/* ** ***** to *.*** ****.
  • **** *****: *** ******, 800x600 **************** **** **** ** the ****, ** ***.
  • ******* ******: * ** ******, cropped ** ********* ********, ** fps.

**** *****, ~*** ***

** ***** ***** (*'), Brickcom **-***** ******** ****** chart *********** *** ******* clarity **** ***********/**** ******, due ** ***** ********** of *** ****, *** Vivotek *******, ******** ** **** 4/5. ******** **-***** ******** **** behind **** ***** **** respect ** ******* *** noise *** ****** ****** sharpness.

** **' *****, *** cameras ****** **** ******* image ******* *** **-***** seems ** ** **** affected ******** ** ******, readable ** ** ** 3rd ****. ** ***** of ******* *******, *** MD ***** *** ***** perform *********, ******* *********** in ****** ***********.

** *** ***** (**'), Brickcom **-***** ****** * superior ***** **** ***** cameras ******* **** **** artifacts and ******* ***** *********** (**** to *** ****).

~** ***

** ***** ***** (*'), lowered ***** ***** ******* all ******* ******** *******. Similar ** **** ***** results, **-***** *** ***** yield ****** ******.

** **', **-***** ***** increased *********** *** ***** produces *** ******** *****, with ***** *********** ** ** 4th **** *** ****** facial *******.

** *** ***** (**'), image ******* *** ****** obscured **** *** **-*****, ******* it ******** ****** ***** this ****.

*** *****, ~****

** ***** ***** (*'), low ***** *********** ** Brickcom **-***** ** ******** better **** ***********/**** ****** and ******* ******* *** Axis ***** ******** **** better ****** *** ***** clarity **** **** *****.

** **' *****, *** MD-300Np ******** ** ***** that *** **** ** useful *** *********, ******* to *** ***** ***** cameras. ***** ******** *** most ******* ** **** case ***.

** **' *****, *** light *********** ** *** MD-300Np *** ******** ******* behind ***********/**** ***** *** Axis *****. 

****, < ****

** ***** ***** (*'), Brickom **-***** ********* ** detail ** ***, ***** ImmerVision/Sony ****** ****** *** most ********** *** ** the **** ***/***** ******** of *** ******. ***** line *** *** ***** of *** ***** *** be ************* **** **** M3007.

** **' *****, *** MD-300Np ****** ******* *** chart. **********/**** ****** ****** the **** ****** ***** for ********* ********.

** **' *****, **** of *** ******* ******* any ****** *****, ****** for * ******** ******* silhouette ** *** ***** and ****** **** ***********/**** VB600B.

***

** **** *** *** performance, *** ******* **** set ** ** * garage **** *** ******** door ****** ** *** against * ****** *********. Upper ****** **** ******* for **** *****. 

******** **-***** ** *** have **** *** *** a ******* ***. *** image **** *** ***** significant **** *********, ******-*** background *** ***** *********** only **** ** *** line. *** ******* *** performance *** **** ***** is ****** ** *** with ******* ******* *** much ***** **** **** M3007, ***** ******** *** most *******. 

***** ****** **** *** WDR *********** ** ******* when *** ******* ** moved ** *** **** area **** ** *** garage ****. *** ******* handled *** ******** ********** better*** ***** *** ******* produced ******** ****** ******** to ******** **-*****.

*** **-***

***** ****** ******* *** WDR ** *** *** settings ** ******** **-***** for *** ***** ***** above. *******, ***** ** some ****** *********** **** the ******* *** *** both ******** ********** *** not **** ***********.

Bandwidth **********

*** ***** ***** ******** a ********** ** *** average ********* ****** **** each ****** ** ********* light ******. ***** *** ONVIF ********* ** *** only *** ******** **-*****, the ********* ****** *** constant ** ****** ** Mb/s. ***** ******* **** VBR.

** **** *** ****** light **********, *** **** performance **** **** **-***** and **** *****, ***** had ******* ************ ****** (around **) *** ********* (~10-12 **/*). ***** *** MD-300Np **** *** ********* only, *********** ********* ** high ****** (**+) ** low *****. *** **** and **** ******* ******** bandwidth ************* ** ***** to ******** ***** *********** levels (**-**).

*** ****** ***** **** different ******* ******** *** full *****. *** ******** in ******* ******* ** not ******** *********** *********** in ***** *********** ** object *******/******* ** **** light. *** ************ ****** are ******* **-** *** the ******* ***** *****.

** *** ***** ****, bitrate *** * *********** effect ** *** ***** quality *** *** *** light *****. ** * Mb/s ** **** **** scene, ************ ********* ** 51, ********* ** ******** loss ** ******.

Test **********

******* **** ****** ***** default ********, *** ******** with ** *** (****** for **-***-** ***** *** no *** **** ***** encoding). *** ********* ******** versions **** **** ** this **** (*** **** current):

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