Universal HD Analog Encoder Tested (DW Compressor)

Author: 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.

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