Selecting Camera Models Added to IPVM CalculatorBy John Honovich, Published Sep 22, 2014, 12:00am EDT
Now, you can select your own camera models in the IPVM camera calculator.
IPVM members can see and compare what their preferred cameras will capture and deliver.
Choose from 1500 1700 [Update 2016: 3000] cameras. IPVM knows their FoV and resolution, automatically applying it to the calculation.
Check it out in this 1 minute video:
Most cameras deployed have integrated lenses with restricted FoVs and most users have specific camera models in mind when planning new deployments.
Picking the actual model allows you to see how well that camera will work.
Is the FoV too narrow for the scene? The calculator shows this to you immediately. You can even compare your camera to your own scene you upload.
Is the FoV so wide that the pixel density / quality will be poor? The calculator calculates the PPF / PPM given the camera's specific max resolution and FoV, revealing potential problems immediately.
Try It Out
Manufacturers Already Supported
We are adding more every day. Here are the manufacturers we have already:
Update: FLIR and Geovision were added.
Adding Your Preferred Manufacturer
It's simple and free. All we need is a list of (1) model name, (2) maximum resolution and (3) the camera's Angle of View (AoV).
We have a batch upload functionality that takes the list and automatically adds it to the calculator.
If you want to submit, here is the spreadsheet with instructions. When done, or if you need help, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
More Coming - Mobile App and Saving Projects
Under the hood, we have redesigned the calculator to make it easier for expansion.
Two big ones are coming up this fall:
- Saving / Projects: Soon, you will be able to save your calculations and group collections of calculations into projects that can be snapshot, printed out or exported. This will allow you to share them easily.
- Mobile Apps: By the end of the year, we will launch mobile app versions that improve using the calculator on the go and in the field.
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