Universal HD Analog Encoder Tested (DW Compressor)

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Jul 06, 2017

Digital Watchdog has released the Compressor HD, a "universal" HD analog encoder, with support for AHD, CVI, TVI and SD analog cameras.

We tested the Compressor HD with over a dozen AHD, TVI, and CVI cameras from multiple manufacturers to see how it performed.

******* *********** ******** ************* **, * "*********"** *************, **** ******* *** AHD, ***, *** *** SD ****** *******.

** ****** *** ********** HD **** **** * dozen ***, ***, *** CVI ******* **** ******** manufacturers ** *** *** it *********.

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** *** *****, *** DW ********** *** ** issues ************* ********** ** AHD, ***, *** ** analog *******, **** ** manual ************* ********. ************, up *** **** ******* of **** *** *** menus ****** ******** *** AHD *** ***.

*******, *** ******* *** inconsistent, **** *** *** resolution *** ********* (*** not ****** ** *** documentation) *** **** ***** CVI ****** ****** *** working, ********** **** ********** images **** ***** **** to ****** ****. ************, up *** **** *** not *********.

*** ********** ** **** fully ********* ** ** Spectrum/Network *****, **** ** ONVIF *** ** ***** party ************. **** ********* is ********* *** ****** without ***** ** ***** and *********, *** ****** recording, *** *******, ********** configuration, ***., *** ***** features *** *** *********. DW *** ***** *** be ***** *****, *** has ** ******** *** this ********.

*******, **** ************* ******* required ***** ** ******** monitor / ***** ** the ******'* ***** ********* and *** *** ********* from *** *** *********. This ** ******* ********* from ****/**** ********, ***** often ** *** **** local ***** ******* ** all, *** *** *** an ***** **** ****** setup/troubleshooting.

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*** **-******* ********** *** an **** ** $*** USD. **** ***** ******* similar ** ** ******** lower **** ***** ** analog ********, **** ** Hikvision's **-*********-*********** **** (** ***/***) encoder (~$*** ******).

Physical ********

*** ********** ** ********** more ******* ** * typical *** **** *******, as ** ******** **** and *** ***** ******* not ********* ***** ** encoders. **** ** ******* a ******* *** ***** are ******** *** **** key ***** *********, **** as ********* ** ****** format, *********** ** *** coax ********, *** ***** settings *** ************ *** the *** ********* (******** below).

*** ***** ***** ***** the ***** *** **** of *** **********:

AHD/TVI/SD ****** ** ******

** *** *****, ***, TVI, *** ** ****** cameras ****** *************, ** full **********, **** ** manual ************* ********. ******* were ****** ******* **** the **********. *** **** configuration ****** *** ** The **** ******* ***** required.

CVI ************* ******

** ******** ** ***, we *** ******** ****** with **-*** *******. ***** of ***** ****** *** not ******* ********, ********* monochrome ****, **** ***** bars ** ****** **** of *** ***** **** left ** "*********" ************ selection. **** ******** *** to ***, ****** ***** up *******.

**** ****** *** ***** here:

** ******* ** **** Dahua's ********* *** ********** *** ********* ****** changed ** ***** **** prior ** **********. ************, they **** **** ****** with **** *** *******, as ****, *** ** not **** ******** *************** as ** ***** ****** do ** ** *** work.

Up *** **** *******

** *** **** ******* must ** ****** ** manually *** *** *******'* local *********, ******* ** the "******" ****. **** turned **, *** **** functions **** ** ******** on ***** ** ****** equipment, ***** *****:

**** **** ** *** coax ******* ** *** cameras ** *** *********. The ****** ** ****** greyed *** ** *****, unlike ***/***.

Limited ************* *** ***

****** **** ********, ***** most ****** **** ******* a ***** *** ******* to *** ********** *** initial *****. ********* **** as ***/***/*** *********, *** control, *** ****** *** not ********* ******* *** more ******* *** *********.

** **** ***** ** show ***** ******* ************* via *** ***** *********, including ****** *** *** selections.

** ********, *** **** uses *** *** *** interface *** ***** *** motion ********* *****, ***** naming/overlay *********, ***.

No *****/***** ***** *** *******

** **** ****** ******* for ** ******** (*** Nx *******), **** ** ONVIF ** ***** ***** party *************. *******, *** Compressor ** ********** ** VMSes *** ***** ** due ** * ******* ONVIF ********* **************. *** example, *** ** **** to **** ***** **** all ********:

***** ********* *** **** as "**********", *** ** cannot ** ***** *** their ***** ******.

** **** **** *** add ***** ******* ** the ******, *** **** not **** * ******** for **** ********. **** that ** ** ***********,******* ******** ** *** an ***** ******.

Comments (14)

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*** ***** **** * ****** ****** *** ** *******, *** out ** *** ***, ** *******.

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** ***** *********** *** ** $***-$***, *** *** *** * 16ch *** *******?

** ***** *** ** *** *** **** ********/** *******. *'** tried * *** ***/***/***/****** **** ******* **** ***********. ****'* *** this ** ********* ** **. *** ********* *** ***** ***** with ******** ** **** **** ****. * ******* *** ******* also ***** **** *** ******* ***** ** **** *** * channels. ** *** ** **'* ***** **.

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** ** ** ***** ** ***** *** ********* ***, ***** I ****'* ***** **.

*** *** ** * *** **** ******** ***** "*** ********" please? ** ** ******* ** *** ***** **** ** **** test?

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** *** ***** *** *** ****** *******, *** **** *** that **** ** ***** ******* ****** ** ** **** ******* to ** ******* ***...?

**'** **** **** **** ***** **********, *** ******** *** *** of *** *** *** ******* ** *** **** ********** *** had ** ****** ** *** *** *** *.* ******. **** unit *** *** ****** **** **** ***** ******* ** ***, and **** **** **** **** ****** ** ***** *** **** then ** ***** *** *** *** ** ********. * *** able ** *** * ** *** *.* **** ******** ** this ***, *** ************* ***** ** ****** ** ** *** 16 ******** ******* ** *** * ******* ******* *******. **** came ** ** *******, *** ***** *'* *** *** ** either ********* ** ** *** **** *********** **** ** *** disappointing. **** *** ****** ** ** ** *** ****** ********* clients, **** ** *** ******* ***** * *****.

** *******, * *** **** ** *** * ** ******* LTS *** ** **** **** ********.

* ******** ***** ** *** * ***** **** *** ** integrate **** ******** *** ***** **** *** *** ***** ******* to ****** **** *******. ** ** ***** ******* ******* *** ONVIF, ** ***** ****. *** ***** ** ****** ***** ******** in ****** ****** *** ****, ***** *** ** **** ****** until * *** ****** *** ******** **** *****. ********* **** latest ******** **** ** *** *****. ********* * **** ** forced ** ****** *** **** ****** ****** *** ** ******** continuously, ** **** ** *** ** *** **** ******, ***** kills ****** ***********.

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