Brickcom Immervision Panomorph 360 Test

Author: 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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********,****************** ******** ******* **** ******, * *****, ****** **** *** fit ****** *********, ********** **** ************* ** **** **** ***** into *******.

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** **** ** ** *** ***** *** **** **********, **** so:

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

Key ********

**** *** *** *** ******** **** **** ****:

  • ******** *********** ** **** (~*** ***) *** ******** (~** ***) light ********** ** ****** ** *' ** **'.
  • ******** *********** ******** ** ***** ******* ****** ** *** ***** (~1 ***). ******** ****** ******* **** ** ***** ***** (*') but ****** ********* *** ******** **** ** **'.
  • **** *********** ** **** ********** (at ***** *****.
  • ******* *** ******** ******** ***** ******* ** * ***** **** strong ***** *********. ***** ******** **** ************ ** ****** ********** and *********** *********** ** ****** *****.
  • ***** ********* **** ******* *** ***, **** *** ***************** ******** ** ***.
  • ** **** *** ******** *****, ********* *** ******** **** * Mb/s ** ** **/* ******** ******* *********** ****** *** ***** quality.
  • ** *** ***** *** **** **** **********, ************* / ***** *****-** *** ******* at ***/* *** **** ******* ***** **** ****** ** ****/*.
  • ******** *********** ******** ** ******* ** ***** *.*** *********** ****, with ******* *********** *** ************.

*******

*********** **-******* ****** ***~$*** *** ******. **** ***** ****** *** **-***** ** *** ****** ** the ***** **** ** *** **** **** ******** ** **** M3007 (~$***, ****** *********), ******* ******* (~$***, ****** *********) *** *********** ****-*/* + **** ****** (~$*** *** *** ****+~$*** *** *** ******).

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

******** **-***** ********* ****** ****** * **** **** *********** ** full *** ******** ******** ********** **** * *** *****. *******, like ***** ********* ******* ******, ** *** **** **** *** light / **** ***** ***********. **** *** ******* *** ******-********* ******, it ** * **** **** *********** ** **** ******* ** the ******.

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*******, ***** *** ****** **** ****** *** *** **** *****, careful ************* ****** ** ***** ** ********* *** ******* ******* setting ***** ** ***. ** ********* ***** *** ******* ********* bit ***** *** *** *****/**** ******. ***** ******** *** ** found **** ******** ** **** *** ******** ***** **********.

*********** ***: **** ** *** *** ****** **** **** **** * years ***, **************-********* * ***** ***** ****. **** **** *** **** **** ******* ********. However, *** *** ****** ******* ** ****** ** ******** ****** $1,200 *** *** **. ***** *** ******* *****, **** ** it *** ********** ****** **** *** ******** / *********** ***, the ***** ***** (~***% **** *** **** *** ******) ***** be **** ** *******.

Physical ********

** **** *****, ** ****** *** ******** ******** ** *** Brickcom **-*****.

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

**** ********** ******* ************* *** *********** ** *** **-*****. *** points:

  • ***** ******** *** ******* ********** **** ***** **** *** ****** integrations, ***** *** ***** *********.
  • ***** ********* ****** *** *** ****, ** ***.
  • *** *** ********* **** **** ** **** ****** *** * unique *** ****** (*****), ********* **** *********** ** ***** ****** (A0IFV), ***** ****** ** ******** **** ****** *** ****** ** VMSs, ** ********* ****** *** ******.

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

** **** ****, ** *** ********* *** ********* ****** ******** ******* **** ******** **-***** ******* ***** ********* *******, ** ******* light ****** *** ****** (*',**', *** **'). ***** ** * brief **** ** ******* ******.

  • ******** **-*****: *** ********** ** ** ***. 
  • *********** ****-*/* + **** *****: **** **********, ** ****** ****-*/* ** ***** ** *.*** ****.
  • **** *****: *** ******, ******* **************** **** **** ** *** ****, ** ***.
  • ******* ******: * ** ******, ******* ** ********* ********, ** ***.

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

** ***** ***** (*'), ******** **-***** ******** ****** ***** *********** and ******* ******* **** ***********/**** ******, *** ** ***** ********** of *** ****, *** ******* *******, ******** ** **** */*. ******** **-***** slightly **** ****** **** ***** **** ******* ** ******* *** noise *** ****** ****** *********.

** **' *****, *** ******* ****** **** ******* ***** ******* but **-***** ***** ** ** **** ******** ******** ** ******, readable ** ** ** *** ****. ** ***** ** ******* clarity, *** ** ***** *** ***** ******* *********, ******* *********** in ****** ***********.

** *** ***** (**'), ******** **-***** ****** * ******** ***** than ***** ******* ******* **** **** ********* *** ******* ***** *********** (**** to *** ****).

~** ***

** ***** ***** (*'), ******* ***** ***** ******* *** ******* reducing *******. ******* ** **** ***** *******, **-***** *** ***** yield ****** ******.

** **', **-***** ***** ********* *********** *** ***** ******** *** clearest *****, **** ***** *********** ** ** *** **** *** ****** facial *******.

** *** ***** (**'), ***** ******* *** ****** ******** **** the MD-300Np, ******* ** ******** ****** ***** **** ****.

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

** ***** ***** (*'), *** ***** *********** ** ******** **-***** is ******** ****** **** ***********/**** ****** *** ******* ******* *** Axis ***** ******** **** ****** ****** *** ***** ******* **** less *****.

** **' *****, *** **-***** ******** ** ***** **** *** only ** ****** *** *********, ******* ** *** ***** ***** cameras. ***** ******** *** **** ******* ** **** **** ***.

** **' *****, *** ***** *********** ** *** **-***** *** slightly ******* ****** ***********/**** ***** *** **** *****. 

****, < ****

** ***** ***** (*'), ******* **-***** ********* ** ****** ** all, ***** ***********/**** ****** ****** *** **** ********** *** ** the **** ***/***** ******** ** *** ******. ***** **** *** the ***** ** *** ***** *** ** ************* **** **** M3007.

** **' *****, *** **-***** ****** ******* *** *****. **********/**** VB600B ****** *** **** ****** ***** *** ********* ********.

** **' *****, **** ** *** ******* ******* *** ****** image, ****** *** * ******** ******* ********** ** *** ***** and ****** **** ***********/**** ******.

***

** **** *** *** ***********, *** ******* **** *** ** in * ****** **** *** ******** **** ****** ** *** against * ****** *********. ***** ****** **** ******* *** **** scene. 

******** **-***** ** *** **** **** *** *** * ******* one. *** ***** **** *** ***** *********** **** *********, ******-*** background *** ***** *********** **** **** ** *** ****. *** overall *** *********** *** **** ***** ** ****** ** *** with ******* ******* *** **** ***** **** **** *****, ***** provides *** **** *******. 

***** ****** **** *** *** *********** ** ******* **** *** subject ** ***** ** *** **** **** **** ** *** garage ****. *** ******* ******* *** ******** ********** ********* ***** *** ******* ******** ******** ****** ******** ** ******** MD-300Np.

*** **-***

***** ****** ******* *** *** ** *** *** ******** ** Brickcom **-***** *** *** ***** ***** *****. *******, ***** ** some ****** *********** **** *** ******* *** *** **** ******** conditions *** *** **** ***********.

Bandwidth **********

*** ***** ***** ******** * ********** ** *** ******* ********* values **** **** ****** ** ********* ***** ******. ***** *** ONVIF ********* ** *** **** *** ******** **-*****, *** ********* values *** ******** ** ****** ** **/*. ***** ******* **** VBR.

** **** *** ****** ***** **********, *** **** *********** **** from **-***** *** **** *****, ***** *** ******* ************ ****** (around **) *** ********* (~**-** **/*). ***** *** **-***** **** CBR ********* ****, *********** ********* ** **** ****** (**+) ** low *****. *** **** *** **** ******* ******** ********* ************* in ***** ** ******** ***** *********** ****** (**-**).

*** ****** ***** **** ********* ******* ******** *** **** *****. The ******** ** ******* ******* ** *** ******** *********** *********** in ***** *********** ** ****** *******/******* ** **** *****. *** quantization ****** *** ******* **-** *** *** ******* ***** *****.

** *** ***** ****, ******* *** * *********** ****** ** the ***** ******* *** *** *** ***** *****. ** * Mb/s ** **** **** *****, ************ ********* ** **, ********* in ******** **** ** ******.

Test **********

******* **** ****** ***** ******* ********, *** ******** **** ** cap (****** *** **-***-** ***** *** ** *** **** ***** encoding). *** ********* ******** ******** **** **** ** **** **** (all **** *******):

  • ******** **-*****: **.*.*.*
  • **** ***-******: *.*.*
  • **** *****: *.**.**.*
  • ******* ******: ******-****-*****

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