Hanwha / Samsung Wisestream H.265 Test

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 26, 2016

In our first test of H.265 cameras (including Samsung and Vivotek), H.265 benefits were essentially nil, both versus leading H.264 cameras and, worse, to emerging smart codec H.264 cameras.

Now, Hanwha is claiming improved H.265 performance combined with their Samsung Wisestream smart codec in their Wisenet P and Q lines, aiming to reduce bitrates to new lows.

We tested P and Q series cameras against smart codec equipped competitors from Axis, Hikvision, and Panasonic, both 1080p and 4K resolutions, to see how this new smart codec performed with H.265.

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** ****** * *** * ****** ******* ******* ***** ***** equipped *********** **** ****, *********, *** *********, **** ***** *** 4K ***********, ** *** *** **** *** ***** ***** ********* with *.***.

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** *** *****, *** ******* * *** * *****' *********** of *** *** ********** ***** ***** ******** ********** ***** ******** than *********** *.*** ***** ***** ******* ** **** ******, *** with **** ***** ***********:

  • **** ** *.*** *******:*****, *** **** ** ********** *.*** *** ******* ***** **** the **** ******** ** ***** **** *** *** *** **** benefits *** * *** * *****, **** ***** ***** ******* end-to-end *******. **** ** ******** ** ****** ** *** **** future ** *** ***** ******* *.*** *** ****** ******* **** be ******* ******* *.*** ******* ** *** ******* ***** ****.
  • *.*** ***********:*.*** **** ********** *** *********** **** ***** *************' ******** ***** smart ****** ** *** *****, *** *** *********** ****** ** any *****. *******, ** *** ********* ** *** ***** ****** (Avigilon, *******, *********, *****, *****) ** *** *****.
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  • ******** '****' ***** ******* ********: *** '****'******* ****** *********** *********** *** ******** ** ********** *******, ****** this ******* ****** ******** *** **** *****..

*******, ** ** **** *****, *.*** ***** ******** ****** ***** it *******, **-**%, **** ***** *** **% ************* **** *******.

Technical ********

**** *** *** ********* ******** **** **** ****:

  • ********** "******" *** ********** ***** ******* ******, ****** ******* ** other ***** ******, **** ** **** ********* (****), *** ********* H.264+.
  • ********** ****** ******* ******** ** **%+, **** ********** **** **% with ******* *** *******.
  • ******* *** ** *** *** *** *** ****** *********, ********* Wisestream ** ** ******* ** ********.
  • ** *** ** ******* * ******, *.*** **** ********** ****** and ******* *** ******** ***** ******** **** **** *** ********* cameras, *** ****** **** *** ********* ** ****** **** ***** Coding (****) ** ******* ***** *** **** ****** ******.
  • ** *** ***** ******* * ******, *.*** *** *** ****** bitrates ***** *********** *.*** ***** ***** ****** (**** *** *********).
  • ******* * *** * *.*** ******* **** *** ********* ** Axxon ****, ********* ******** *********, ** ******* ******** ****** (*** of ***** ******* *.*** *********).
  • ********** *** ******* *** ***** *.*** **** ******** ********* ** all ***** ******, ********* ********, *****, *****, *******, *** *********.

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*** *** **** ** ******** ******* * ****. ****** *** **** ** ******, ********* *** *** ******* Q *** ** ******* * ******.

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

*.*** ** ******** ** * ****** **** ** *** ******'* web *********, **** ** *.*** *** ***** *******. ************* ******* for *.*** *** ******* ** *.*** (*** ** "***" – see **** *****, ***** ****, ******* ***, ***.).

**** ******* ** **** **** *** ******* *** ******* ***. Dynamic *** ******** ** * ******* ** **, *** *** be ********* ** ***.

*******, ********** (******* ***********) ** *** ******* ** *** ***** profile ****, *** ******* ***** ****** ********. ***** *** ****** off/low/medium/high, ********* *****.

Wisestream ******* *******

** *** *****, ********** ***** ******* *** ******* ** ****** levels ** ********** (********** ****), ***** *** ** * ********* problem ********* ** *** ****'* ***. *** ******* ***** ***** the **** *** ***** ******** **** *** ******* ****, **** noticeable ******* ** *** *** ******, *** ******* ********** ** quality ** ****.

** *** **** ******, ** ***** **********'* "******" ******* ** be ******* ******* *** **** ********* "****" (**** ***** ** 1080p ********) *** *********'* *.***+. ******* ** ****, "******" *** used ** *** ***** ** **** *********** ** **** ******.

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

***** ********** ****** *** **** ** *** ** *** ***** cameras ** **** ****, ** *** *** ***-*****, **** ******* resulted ** ************* **** ********** *** ***** ***********. *** *******, in *** ********* *****, ****** ******* ** *** ******* ****** moderately ******* ***** ****** (*** ****), ***** *** *** ** issue ** ***** ******.

Wisestream ***********

** ******** ********* ***** ********** *** ** ******, ** * compromise ******* ***** ******* ********* (********* *****) *** ******* *********.

********** ****** ******* ******* ** ~**% ***** **** *.*** *** H.265, *** **** **% **** ******* *** *******. *******, ******* GOV ** *** *** *** ****** ******, **** ******** **** slightly ***** **** **** *** ******* ********. **** ** ******* to **** ********* ** ******* *********, ***** ******** ******* *** when ******* *********** ** ********.

** *****, ********** *** **** ********* **** *.***, ******** ******* by ~**% ******* ******* *** *** ** **** **% **** it *******. *.*** ********** **** *********** (**-**%), ****** *** ** great.

********** "****" ******* ******** ** ** ** ** ********** **% compared ** ********** ******, ****** **** *********** ***** ******* **********, as ***** *****.

Wisestream *.*** **. *.*** ***** ******

** ****** *.*** ***** ********** ** **** *** **** *** Wisenet * **** ** **** ** *** *** **** ******* Q. *********** ***** **** ***** ***** ********** ****** *** ******* GOV ***.

******* * / **

***** *.*** **** **********, *** ******* ** ****** *** *********** with ***** ** ****** ** **** ***** ** ******* ******, though ******* ****** **** *** ********* **** ** ******* **** motion. ** *****, *** *.*** ******* *** ************* ***** **** others, ~* **/* ***** *********, *** * **/* ***** **** Hikvision.

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

** *** ***** ******* * ******, ******-***** (*** *** ****), *.*** ******** ******** ***** **% ***** **** *.*** ** the *****.

*******, **** *** **** *** ********* *******' ******* ******** **** lower **** *** ******* *'* *.*** ******, ** ***** *** Kb/s. *******, ** *****, *** ******* * (*.*** *** *.***) was ************* *****.

H.265 **. *.***, ** ***** *****

** ****** *** ***** ****** ** *** ******* ** *** how *.*** ******** "***" ******* *.***. ** ******* ******, *** Wisenet * ******'* *.*** ******* *** *** ****** ** *** cameras ****** ** **%+. *******, *** *.*** ******* *** ************* (40-50%) ***** **** ***********, ** ****.

** *****, **** *** ********* *** ********* *******' *.*** ******* was ***** **** **** *** ******* *'* *.*** *** *.*** stream.

********* *.*** ** *.*** ** *** ******* *, *.*** *** ~18% ***** **** *.*** ****** *** ***, *** ~**% ** night, **** ***** **** *** **% ********* ********* ******* ** manufacturers.

H.265 *** *******

*** ******* * ****** ******* ****** **** *** ********** ********* by *** ***** ** *** **** ** *******. *.*** ********* via ***** ***/** ****** ******* ****** ******** ** ********, *****, Genetec, *** *********. *.*** ********* *** *** **** ** *** VMS ********** *.*** (***** ****, *******, ********* ********* **** **).

********** *.*** ******** *** **** *** ******* ****, **** ***** support *** ******** ***** ****. ******* ****** *** ****** *** **** ***** **** ******* *.********* *** **** *******.

Test **********

*** ********* ******** ******** **** ****:

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Comments (9)

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* **** **** ******* **** *.*** ******** **** ****** ** hardware ** ****** **** **** *** ******** ****** *** ***** cost *** ******** * *** ** ***** ** ******* ******** workstations ** **** *** **** ** *** ************ *** ******** required ** ****** *.*** ***** ** ****** **** ***** ******** hardware *** **** ********** *** ********* *******. ** **** **** or ***** ** ********* ** *******? ***** *** ****** ***** to **** ****** ** *.***?

***** *** **** ******* *** ************** ** *** ** **** you **** ** ****?

****** *****!

********* *.*** ** *.*** ** *** ******* *, *.*** *** ~18% ***** **** *.*** ****** *** ***, *** ~**% ** night, **** ***** **** *** **% ********* ********* ******* ** manufacturers.

** ***** * "***/**** ******" ** **** ****?

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

********, * **** ******** ******* *** ********* *** ********* ******** in ****** ******, ******* **** **** ***** ** **/* ****. That's *** * ****'* ******* **** ** *** ******. ***** they're **** ******* *** ***, ** *** ** ** *** as ******* *** **** **** ******** ************ ** ***** ******, but * *** *** *** **** ****.

** ** **** ** *********** **** **** ***** **** **** low, *********** *'** **** **** ** *** ** ******* **** out * **-** **/* ****** ** *****.

*'** **** *** ******* ******* *** ***** ****.

*****, *** *** **** **** *** *** ** ** **/*?

** *** ** *** *** *** ******* ** ****** **** events *** ***** **** **** ** ******, ** **** ******, in ******* ****** ** **** ******* *** *******.

***** ** ******** * ******* ********* ** ****** **** ******* cap?

** ***** **** ** *********** ** *** *** **** *** smart ******** ** ******** **** **** ****** (**** ****** *** camera ********), *** ******* *** ***** ******* *** ******* **** non-smart ********.

* **** **** ******* ******* ** **** ** *** *** WV-781L **** **** *** **** ***** ****** ** *** * series ** ******* **.

* **** **** **** ** **** ** ** *****(***-***** *** WV-781L). *** *** ** *** ** **** ****** ***** ** the ****. * ****** ******* ****** *** ************** *** *** new ********* **** ******* ******. *** ******* ****** *** ****** to ******* ******* **** **** $*** ** **** *** ***** cameras **** ** **** *** ***** ** ** *** **** secure ******* ** *** ****** *** **** **** **** *** licenses

*** *** ****** *** ***** ** *** *** ***-***** ** better **** *** ** **-****?

** ****** *** ***** ****** ** *** ******* ** *** how *.*** ******** "***" ******* *.***...

********* *.*** ** *.*** ** *** ******* *, *.*** *** ~18% ***** **** *.*** ****** *** ***, *** ~**% ** night, **** ***** **** *** **% ********* ********* ******* ** manufacturers.

****'* ****.

**** ***** ****** **** ** ******, *** ********** ******* *.*** vs *.*** *** **** ***********

***** ****** **% *** ***/***** *** **% *** ***/****** *** 70% *** *****.

****, ******* ********** ** ********* ******* ***** ******** **** ***** codecs ** ** ***** ****, ** * ***** **** ** an ********* ****** *** *.*** ** ** *.***.

**'* ******** **** ***** *.*** ****** ********** ***** *.*** ** a ***** ****** **** ***-*****/'***'. **** ** ****** *** ** that *.*** ********** *-****** **** *********** *** ** ****** ****** the * ****** **** ******** *** ******** **** (* *** B ****** **** ** *****). *.*** ******* *** **** ********* that '******' *** ***.

** ******** **** ***** ******** ** *** ******* *** ****, H.265 ******** ***** ****.

*****, * **** *.*** ******* ****** **** * **-**% ***** bitrate **** *.*** ** *** '***' ***** ** **** ** reference ********, ** ***** *** **** ******* ******. **** ******* has * ******* ********** *** ** *** ** *** ******* or ****** **********. *** ****** **** ** *******.

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