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Like we made numerous improvements and expansions to the Calculator, we will certainly do the same here.
Pro Focus LLC | 11/03/14 01:39pm
I assume WDR is an upcoming option?
Thank you for this great tool!
Lens = varifocal option and a button to reset all fields
I see PoE, HPoE, Any, and None options under Power>PoE Support. PoE+ missing on purpose?
Cross referencing to tests: We have 290+ tests, with easily 100+ camera models. We are going to add a link / label on the results table for each model that has a test result. This should be up next week after we associate them all.
How reliable this data is?
How frequently is this updated?
How do you update it at all, can you share?( manually?)
What if I'm a camera manufacture and want to get into your list. How do I do it ?
Thank you for this. In those circumstances where we are brand agnostic this is a phenomenal utility.
A few known bugs that we are fixing today:
- PoE filtering is broken
- non ONVIF cameras are being displayed as 1.x in results
Also, there are a number of enhancements in queue, as described above.
[UPDATE: Both are solved.]
This is a great tool, but I can't seem to move past the first page? (next, last buttons don't seem to work or it's user error, which is always possible)
Great tool, very useful to quickly find a camera base on specification. The only thing I would like to see is a few selections for WDR.
Bravo guys!!! this is a huge time saver for me, keep up the great work!!
Very cool tool! This was also helpful when looking at different focal lengths, imager sizes, and other key specs we have discussed in class thur far. It makes choosing camera brands/types based on cost and needs essentially mindless.
IPVM team, I think this is a great start for many. There are so many camera options in the market place today with 1000's more coming from overseas manufacturers. Even with the slight bug fixes and updates to keep content fresh, I have not seen a tool that comes close in comparison to what you have provided here for the integrator community. Great job!
The ONVIF search doesn't seem to be working quite right. If you just select ACTi as an example because they have cameras categorized as both Profile S and 1.x, selecting 1.x returns Profile S cameras and selecting Profile S doesn't return anything. But overall you get results for both but all listed as 1.x
Oh God, this is simply awesome !
Excellent work IPVM Team, hats off !!!
IPVMU Certified | 11/05/14 10:25am
Just great! Thank you so much.
Still small ONVIF issue on dahua CVI Cameras
Analogue camera with ONVIF support ;)
BTW, in the camera list, it says "ONVIF - none", but not on product page.
Anyway, thanks again for this!
1. Auto-focus - means all continous or motored?
2. Will calculator feed itself off of finder, so can see from calc any rich detail?
3. We like camera thumb pictures, can you?
4. Swift and good job!
Added: now you can clear any criteria or all criteria just by clicking the clear all or x next to each individual criteria.
Note to manufacturers: if you are not included it is because we prioritized entry based on this list: Ranking 95 Surveillance Manufacturers Interest.
We will add more. Contact Derek email@example.com and he will show you how we enter in cameras.
Pro Focus LLC | 11/08/14 09:45pm
Another bit of info that would be helpful for those of us who have to install cameras is whether or not they have a whip or an onboard connection. Sometimes you are surface mounting a camera on brick and need to account for the whip. If it is easier to find a camera without a whip (or removable) then it could make our life easier as installers. I know that it's usually well covered in your articles, so maybe that data is already known for models you have reviewed.
WDR camera tracking has been added to the finder. Under the imaging tab, one can now filter only cameras that support multi-exposure WDR. Thanks for the input!
See: WDR Manufacturer Cheat Sheet and Camera Tracking
We added infinite scrolling to the Camera Finder Results display. Previously, it was paginated and required clicking 'next' and reloading the page, etc. Now, you can just keep on scrolling down and new cameras will appear. The usability is a lot better.
Here's an example of quickly scrolling through 89 cameras:
Just added: in addition to searching by varifocal or fixed focal, you can now search for specific AoVs and focal lengths. Check it out.
Pro Focus LLC | 01/09/15 07:39pm
We found a discrepency on a Hik camera today. The Hikvision DS-2CD2732F-I does not have an auto focus feature. We were searching for a model from Hik with auto focus under $500 and this model showed up in the results.
[This is fixed]
IPVMU Certified | 02/09/15 01:02pm
Suggestion: camera finder could use "Audio" as a search parameter, with maybe sub-parameters as "One way", "Bidirectional" and "Built in Mic" as options.
Love the camera finder! I agree that audio would be a great search feature. Doing this sort of attempted search on the internet is very time consuming.
The finder contains both Analog cameras and SD cameras, yet no Analog SD cameras. Intentionally I assume; since most Analog cameras are SD and most SD cameras are Analog, you would otherwise expect to see some.
Any thought to adding a few? Maybe a few old school 'reference' models or a couple 960H ones?
People transitioning from Analog SD might benefit from being able compare with models they're familiar with.
Assuming its just a matter of asking the manufacturers to include the data. Is the import process of model specification data from the manufacturers fairly automated or is there still a lot of massaging necessary?