The new IPVM Camera Calculator is a game changer that enables you to truly see and understand what image quality and coverage you will get from various combinations of lenses and resolutions.
[UPDATE April 2015: Version 2 of the Camera Calculator now supports Google Maps.]
Take a look at what it does first:
We let you dynamically try out different camera and lens settings, instantly showing how the FoV changes in real scenes and what the impact on PPF / potential quality is.
Experiment with different settings - resolution, angles, distance, width, PPF, etc. Select different scenes, pan and tilt within them.
You can learn more in our 12 minute in-depth video.
Let us know what you think!
[UPDATE: Metric Support, Customer Image Added]
Metric support and uploading your own images as scenes to the calculator has been added.
Try It Out
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Awesome! This tool is pretty sweet, makes it very straight-forward. Is it downloadable? What other tools are you guys considering? (Please pardon my ignorance, as I was very late to the tool webinar last week, appointment ran over...my loss and my apologies.)
Nice, very nice. Keep up the good work !! :)
IPVMU Certified | 08/04/14 01:10pm
I'm trying Firefox and IE and the PTZ function in the scenes isn't working. Also tried reloading the pages.
This is cool....Great job :)
it looks great, thank you guys! is it possible to add the meters option for those of us not custom to use feet? Tks
12 MP.. ? Is that it? LOL.
IPVMU Certified | 08/04/14 05:04pm
This is very helpful John. Thank you for providing this tool.
Wow guys you are amazing, great work. If metric system also included that would be awesome.
Great, thanks for this! You should create a permanent link to this tool somewhere I think.
Any chance of a version in metric?
[Yes, we metric support is now live.]
Missing scene for Warehouse with long and high shelfing with dim light conditions.
A very nice tool indeed, any plans to make it metric ? or is there a hidden option ?
[Yes, metric support is now live.]
It's pretty good done camera calculator. Thank you.
IPVMU Certified | 08/05/14 12:57pm
John, I am using the following IE version and the tool does not seem to respond at all. Any ideas?
WINDOWS IE VERSION - 8.0.7601.17514
Ciper - 256-bit
Finally, something that will actually help us and our customers make the best selection. I know its early, but I tried it on my iphone with chrome and it works, a little. I would gladly pay a few a bucks for this as an app that I can use with pics that I've taken while onsite. Great jobs guys and thank you!
Thanks for the tool!
A suggestion - it appears that the scene images are some fixed size and resolution. Would it be possible to to define a regular camera picture FOV or modifier such that it could be uploaded and used to determine the ideal security camera FOV to define and document FOVs for installations? The application is taking a regular camera or cell phone and hold it where...
How did you deteremine the angle of view for each mm setting? I have not seen an accurate lens calculator to determine horizontal fov in quite some time that was not made specifically by the camera manufacturer. For instance, you state that with a 1/2.7" imager, a 2.8mm lens should give you a 93 degree angle of view. But Axis for example uses a 1/2.7" imager in the M3005-V with a 2.8mm lens...
I have justed spent 10 minutes with this but it looks like an OUTSTANDING tool. I understand it is offered free at this point. Are you planning to keep it available as a free tool? If so, as a web-based tool, will you allow it to be linked on a member's website (of course, fully credited to IPVM)?
IPVMU Certified | 08/05/14 02:47pm
great tools, are you going to lunch one with the metric as unit system?
great stuff, how about doing it in metrics
Pretty nice, John. Good work.
Suggestion ... provide the ability to use our own image file.
Very nice tool and clean implementation. Maybe I'm missing something, but shouldn't "Horizontal FOV" be labeled "Width of Object" or "Width of Scene" and shouldn't "Angle of View" be labeled "Horizontal FOV"?
One other minor note. There are plenty of 5MP cameras with 2560 x 1920 resolution, but I don't recall seeing any cameras with 2560 x 2048 resolution, as listed in the Camera Resolution dropdown.
That looks great! Good work IPVM team! I look forward to the various improvements/changes others have already asked about.
Many thanks for adding the "Lens Selector" function. That is exactly what I was looking for.
Excelent tool. Is there any possibility to make a possibility to use it in meters as well ?
It will help a lot .
IPVMU Certified | 08/05/14 08:16pm
This IPVM Camera Calculator is cool and anig help, but I do not understand something. I thought that if everything else on the calculator remained constant (same Distance to Object, Focal Length, Horizontal FOV, Resolution, etc...) and all I changed was the sensor size, say going from a 1/2.7" sensor to a smaller 1/4" sensor, then I would have thought that the smaller 1/4" sensor would have...