360 / Panoramic Cameras Selection

By John Honovich, Published Oct 19, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

A number of important considerations should be factored in when selecting Panoramic / 360 degree cameras. Key ones include: (1) limited VMS support, (2) low light issues, (3) Wide Dynamic Range problems, (4) pixel density limitations and (5) mounting height. We examine each issue, considering the options and alternatives. For background, see our test results of 2 panoramic cameras - Mobotix and Grandeye.

VMS Support

*** ******* *** ********* ******* *** traditionally **** **** ******* ******* **** ******* ******* *********** to ****** *** ********* / ******* PTZ ********. ***** *** *** *** integrate ****** **** **** *** ***** stream, ** ** **** ** ******* what ****** ** *** *** ****** image *** ***** ** ******** ************ a *********** *** ******** ***. ******* that, *** **** ****** ******* *** panoramic ****** ****** **** ****** ** the *** ******* ********* ** *** panoramic ******.

** *** ******* **** ** *** committed ** * ******** ***, *** should ***** **** ********* ******* ** determining ****, ** ***, ********* ******* the *** ********. ****** * ****** of ********* ******* *** **** ***** supported ** *** ****** ************'* *** VMS (*.*., *******).

********, ***** ********* **** ********** ** downplayed *** **** ** ********* ********, favoring * ******** ****** **** ** easier *** ***** ** *********. *** example, **** ** *** **** ****** for****'* *** *******.

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

**** ********* ******* **** **** *** light *********** ******* **** **** ******** * ******* (*.*., */*.* ** ****** ** *******) and **** ********** *** *******. **** is ***** *** ** *** ***** form ******* ** *** **** **** housings ****** **** ********* ******* (******** include ********, ********* *** ******* - though ******* ****** * */* **** option). * *** ********* ******* ******* box ****** ****** **** ******* ********** cut ******* (*.*., ***** *********** ****** or ****** ***'* **** ***** ******). However ***** * *** **** ****** can **** ** **** ***** *** be ************* **** ********.

** ****** ****, ** ******* ***** potential *** ***** *********** ******.

*** ********

******* ********* ******* *** * ****** imager ** **** ** '***' **********, the ****** ** *********** ** ******** variations *** ****** **** ** *** image ****** ****** *** ** **** dark. *** ******* **** *** ******** setting ** ********* *** **** ***** is ******** *** *** **** ******** if *** ******** ********* ** *** wide. *******, **** *********** ******* ******** a ****** ***** ** ****, *** probability ** **** ********** ** ***** simply ******* ** *** ******* **** captured. ** *** *** ******** *********** cameras, **** *** *** *** *** exposure *** *** ***** ****** *** its ******* ** *** ***** (*.*., long ******** *** **** ********, ***** exposure *** ****** ***********). *******, **** panoramic, **** *** ******** *** ** selected.

** *** *****, ***** ******* ******** were ****** ** *** **** ** the ***** ********* ***** ******** ****** the *** ***** ******* *** ** a **** ****** ******** *****. ** you *** ** **** **** ** the ***** ***** ***** ** ***********, this *** ** ********* *** ** should ** ********** ** *****.

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

***** *** ****** ** ********* ******* is **** **** *** **** ** every *********, *** ******** ** **** the **** ****** ** ****** **** to ***** * **** **** ****** area. ******* ** ****, *** ***** does *** '****' ** **** ** traditional *******. ** *** *****, **** 3MP ********* ******* '****' **** *** resolution **** *** ***** ******* **** it ** '*** *******' ** ***** direction.

**** ******** ** ***********. ***'* *** a ********* ****** ****** *** ********** area ** * '*******' ******* (******** 60 ****** ********** *** *** ****). This ***** **** *** ********* ****** will **** */*** *** ***** ******* at *** ***** *****. ** *** expect ** *** ***** ****** ******* of * ****** ** **** **** the ****** **** * '*******' ******, you *** **** ** **** ** make * ***** ******* ** **** same ******** **** * ********* ******.

*****'* ** *** ****** ****. **** resolution **** **** ********** *** **** is ** *********** ****** ** *** technology. ***** *** / ** ********* cameras ****** *** **** **** ** overview ****** **** ***** ****** ** no **** *******. ** *** ***** hand, ********** ********** **** *** ** 3MP ** *** ** ****** ** provide **** ****** ***** ******* ******** as *** ********** ****** *** ****** out **** * **** **** ****.

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

*** **** *********** ************* *** ********* cameras ** ******** ******. *** **** the ********* ****** ** ** ** close ** ******** ** *** ****** / ******* ***** *********. **** *********** surveillance *******, ** * ****** ***** to ** ******* *** **** ** object, *** ****** ******** ** ***** a ****** ***** ****** (*.*., * 50mm **** ******* ** * ***). *******, panoramic ******* ** *** ***** ******* zoom *** ********* ********* ******. ** such, ** * ********* ****** ** mounted ** * ** **** *******, people *** ***** ** **** **** ants. ****** ***** **** **** ****** or *** * ********* ***** ** position *** ****** ****** (******* ** mind **** **** ****** *** ** aesthetically ***********).

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

** ****, **** * ******* ** companies **** *** / ********* *******:

****** ** *** ** ******* ** $1,000 *** ****** *** ***** *******.

*******, ** ****, **** **** ************* have ******** ********* *********, ********* ****, Panasonic *** **** ********* *************. *** with ***** *********, ******* *** ***** down ** *** $*** - $*** range.

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

*****-****** ******* ******* **** ** *** benefits ** ********* / *** ****** cameras **** * ***** **********. ** the **** ****, *****-****** ******* ***** cover *** ** *** *******, ********* a **** **** ******** ****. **** send *** '********' ***** ******* ** integration ** ****. **** **********, ***** each ****** *** *** *** *** exposure *******, ******** *** ***** ********* WDR ****. *** ***** ******** ** that **** ********* *** ********* / 360 ****** ********. ***** *** *** still *** ******* *** ******** **** any ***** ******, *** *** *** rotate ** '****' ********** *** *****.

***** *** **** * *** *****-****** camera ******* *********:

****** ** *** ** ******* ** $1,500 ** $*,*** *** ***** *******.

[****: ** ******* ******* ** **** note *** ********* ** ***** **** but *** **** ******* ** ******* 2012 ** ******* *** ************].

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