Integrator Camera Optimization Preferences

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 27, 2017

How do integrators make cameras 'better'? What settings or optimizations do they change?

~150 integrators told IPVM what they do.

First, they answered:

How often do you optimize camera image quality settings? In what scenarios or applications?

And secondly, they replied with which settings and why:

What, if any, camera image quality settings do you typically optimize? Why?

Inside, we explain the most common optimizations do and share color commentary of their reasons for them.

*** ** *********** **** cameras '******'? **** ******** or ************* ** **** change?

~*** *********** **** **** what **** **.

*****, **** ********:

*** ***** ** *** optimize ****** ***** ******* settings? ** **** ********* or ************?

*** ********, **** ******* with ***** ******** *** why:

****, ** ***, ****** image ******* ******** ** you ********* ********? ***?

******, ** ******* *** most ****** ************* ** and ***** ***** ********** of ***** ******* *** them.

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

Most ****** *********

***** **** ***** ********* which **** ***** ******* optimization ********* ** ***********, including:

  • **** *******/***** ******** ******, lobbies, *****, ***.
  • ******* ***** ******* *** recognition
  • ******* ******* ******

************, ***** *** * large ******* ***** ******** that **** ***** ********* cameras.

common optimized application

Most ****** *************

*** **** ****** ************* were:

  • **** ******* *****/********* ************
  • ***********/*******
  • ********/******* *****/****
  • **********/********/*****

common settings optimized

Wide *******/***** ******** ****** **** ******

**** ******* *** ***** lighting ********** *** **** ******** cited ** *********** ** requiring ************. ************, *******, exit/entry *****, *** ******* areas **** *********.

  • "******* **** ********* * True *** ****** *** external *******"
  • "*** ********* ** ******* situations ***** *** ***** a *** **********."
  • "**** ******** *** **** door ****"
  • "****** *** **** ********* we **** ** ** it."
  • "***** ******** ************ **** weird ***** ***** ** WDR ******* **********."

*************, **** **** *****-******** WDR ******* **** ******* little ** *** *** of ********** ** *** past, ****** ** ** off. *******, **** ******* cameras,********** *** **** ******, ******* *********** ** increase/decrease ****** *** "****" WDR.

License ***** *******/*********** ************ ****

**** **** ****** *********** ***** ******* *** recognition************. **** **** ******* agree **** ***** ********, as ******** ******* *** often ** **** *** license ***** *******, *** substantial ************* *** ******** is ********. *** *** tests *** **** ***********:******* ***** ******* ******** 2014,*** **** ******* ***** Capture ********, ********** ***** ******* ** Test.

  • "** **** ** *** image ******* ******** **** cameras *** ****** ** difficult ******** **********, ********* outdoors. **'** **** **** to **** *** ******* plates ** ***** ** to **** ******** ***** and ****/***** ** **** at *****."
  • "********* **** ** ******* and ******** ****** ** analytics, ** ***** ******** vehicle ******* *** **********/******* plates *** *******."
  • "*** * ******** ******* such ** ******* ***** capture"
  • "**** *** ****** *** recognition *****"
  • "******* ******* **** ********* vehicles ******* ******."

Outdoor ****** *****

*******, ******* ***** ********* outdoor ******* ** ***** most ***********/****** *** ********* optimization. **** **** ***** responses **** ******** **** those ********** ******* *** scenes (******* *****).

  • "** ***** *** ******* defaults *** ******** ******* as ******* **** ***** conditions *** ******"
  • "******* ** *** ********* residential, ** *** **** are ********, *** ** controlled ********."
  • "** ****** ****** *** WDR ******** ******* ** deal **** * **** variety ** ******** ********** on ******** *******."
  • "****** *** *** ********* for *******"

Others: *** ********

**** ***** ************ **** mentioned, *** **** **** than * (*** ** 140+ *********), ********* **** handling *****, **** *******, schools, *************, *****, *** more.

Never/No *************

* ****** ** *********** answered **** **** ***** or **** ****** ********* cameras. ********* ******* ***** were **** ******** **** sufficient ** ****/*** ***** or **** ********* *** not ******* **.

  • "*****. ********* ** *** ask *** ** ** need **"
  • "*** ***** ** ***. I **** **** *** defaults *** ********* ********."
  • "** *** ********, ****** specifications *** **** ********** rather **** ******* **** camera ***** ********."
  • "******* ******** ** *** times. ******* ****** **** to ** ***** ** we ***'* **** ****** settings **** ****."

Wide ******* *****/********* ************

*** *** *** **** by *** *** **** mentioned ************ *********, **** most ****** ****** **** harsh ******** ******* ******** the ******** ** ** used.

*******, **** *********** **** mentioned **** **** **** careful ** **** ***/*** off **** *** ****** as ** ********* ********* with ******* *******. **** follows *** ******** ** our******** ****** ********* **** Results.

  • "** ****** ****** *** WDR ******** ******* ** deal **** * **** variety ** ******** ********** on ******** *******."
  • "***- *** ***** **** to *** ********* ***** back ****** ***- *** often ** **** ******* has ** **** ***, so, **** *******- ***** strong **** ***** ** see ** ****** **** more *******, **** ***** parketing ** * ****** day **** ***** ******** a *** ****** *** brings * ******* ** see * **** ** people, ** *** ** usually ** *** **** areas."
  • "*** & ********* ************. When ***** *** ***** in *** ***** ***** more ********** ********** ** the ************* *******"
  • "***/**** ******* ******* **/*** - ********* **** ****** to ** ***** *** increases ********* ***********. **** dynamic ******** (****) -- always **** **** ******* to **** ******* ** is ***."
  • "*** ** ******* ***** cameras *** ****** ** high ******** ********* ******** conditions"

***********/*******

******, *********** ********* ********* compression/quality ********. ********* ****** but **** ******* ****** split ******* ********** ***********/********** quality *** ******** ****** and ********** *********** ** save *******.

  • "**% ** *** **** we *** ***** *** default ** ******* ***** quality *******, ****** ** run **** * ********* or ******* *****."
  • "****** *******/*****/********** *** ****** settings... *** ***** *******/***/*** settings *** **** * night *** *** ********* in **** ******* ************, while ****** **** ******* change ** *** ******* quality"
  • "********* **** *** ******* quality ***/** *********** ******** are ********"
  • "** **** ** *** image ******* ** **** cameras **** ******* ** "medium *******" *** ***** 4096kbps *** *******."

**********/********/*****

*******, *********** ******** **********, contrast, *** *****. **** mentioned ***** *** * huge ****** ** ***** quality, ***** ****** ******* out ** *** ****** to ****** ****** ** be ** ***** ** actual ** ********.

  • "*** **** * ****** are ********* *** ********** and *** ********. ******** contrast ** ******** *** one * ****** *** most ** *** * better ***** ***** ** the ***** ** ****."
  • "***** ********* *** ********, it's **** ***'** ******* at * ********** ********* image **** ******."
  • "******** / **********. *** and ********** **** ****** get *******, *** **** wdr ***** **** **** cameras *** ***** ***'* a ****** ** ***** settings *****."
  • "******** *** ********** ** order ** *** ** close ** **** ***** as ******** ** ******* lighting **********."
  • "*****, ********** *** *** two **** ****** *********."
  • "***** ******* *** ********** mainly."

Exposure/Shutter *****/****

*******, ******* ***** *** gain **** ******** *********, for **** ********* ***, reducing ****, ** **** as ******* ***** *******.

  • "****** ******** ******** *** light *** ***** ** objects"
  • "******** - ** *** need ** ****** ***** but ***** *** ********* where **** ****** ******** is *** ** ******"
  • "**** (**) & ******** Time: *** **** *** image **** ****** *** less *****."
  • "*** ******* ***** *******, fast ******* *****, *** adjust ******* **** ******* to ******** ****** ***** at *****."
  • "******* ***** - *** the ***** ******* *** the **** ***** (*****, day, *** **** ** in *** ***** ** view)"
  • "******* **** ** *** most ******. ** *** non ******* ******** ***** image ** ********."

Comments (6)

*** ***** ** ********* that ** **** *****, the **** **** *** check **********. **** ************* out ** *** *** resolutions *** ***. ******* a *** ****** *** of *** *** ** 2MP. *** ***** * would ** ****** *** follow ** *** **** this ** ** *** case. ** *** **** time ** ******* ** to "*****" **** *** customer.

***********, **** ***** **** not * **** ** walk ****** ******* **** room **** *** ********* benefit **** * ******* of **** ****** **.

* **** ***** **** matching *** ***** ********** to *** **** ******* the ******** *** ******* to *** ********* ****** needs ****** *** ********* hype ******** ** ****** to **** *** ****. Pixels ****, ******* ***** prosecute.

*** ****** ***** ** in * ***** *****? Even *.***+ ***’* ****** the ******* ** **** as ******** *** ********** to **** ** ****’* all *** ******** *****.

**, ***** ***** ** a ****** *** ** in * *****, *** it ****** ** ***** and *** **** * default ******* ** *** to *******.

*** ********* ******* ** the ******* ********** *** frame **** ********* ** the ****** *** ********* by *** *** ** I ********** ******* *** you ***** ****** ** to *** **** *******.

* *** ***** **** it ** ** *** customer *** ****** ********** and ****** ** *** understood *** *****-***.

*****,

*** ***** * ******** about *** ***** (** not) ** *** ***** CODECs **** *** ******* in **********?

****, **, ** *** a ******** ****** ** that **** **** -***** ***** ***** ********** 2016*** ** **** ** another *** ***** **** year. ****, ***** *** generally ** ** ******* so **** *** **** integrator ************* **** ******* improvements.

****,

****, * ******** *** a *** *** **** cams ** ** *** that *** *********. *** default ******* *** **** it *** **...*** ** the *** *******. **** was *** ******* * had ** **** **** I ***** ****. *** benefit ********* **** **** setting ** ****** ** the ****** ****** (** views **** **** **** static ***** ** ******** in *** **** *******).

"******* ******** ** *** times. ******* ****** **** to ** ***** ** we ***'* **** ****** settings **** ****."

**** ** *****. ****, integrator ** *** ****** the ******* ****** **** to **********, (***** ***** ** bad ******), *** ****** they ****** **** ** be******* ******* ********...

**** *** *******, **** the ****?

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