Hikvision 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested (DS-2CD63C2F-IV)

By Ethan Ace, Published Jun 14, 2018, 12:16pm EDT (Research)

*********'* **-********-** ** ***** ******** ********* ******, **** * 12MP ******, *** ********** **, ***** codec, *** ****. ** ****** *** 63C2 ** **** ***** *** *** light ******, **** ****** *****, ****** an **-***** **** **:

  • ****** **** ********* *******
  • ****** **** ********* *******
  • ********* ***********
  • **** ***** ***** *******
  • *** *****/** ***** *******
  • ** ************ *****
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  • ***** ***** *******
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*** **********, ******* ****** *** *** other **** ******* ***** ** **** series, *********:

*******

***** ** *** *****, *** ********* **** 12MP ******* *** ******* *********:

  • ***** ****** **** *********:****** **** ******** ******* **** ********* in ********, *****, *********, *** ********* in *** *****, * **** ******* as **** ******* **** ****** **** dewarping (*********************** **********).
  • ***** ******* **** ***** ******:******** ** **** ***** **** ******* models ** **** ******, *** **** produced ****** ****** ** **** *** ******, with ****** ** ******** ********* ** detail.
  • *** ***** ***** *.*** ********:**** *.***+ **, *** ****'* ******** were *** ******** ** **** ***** 12MP ****** ******, ***** * **/* for * **** ~*** ******** **** ******** motion. **** **** *.***+ ** ********* only **** ***** *** ****** ********, not ****** **** ******** *******.

*******, ** *** ******* ********* *** seen ** **** *********** **** ** models:

  • **** ** ********:*** ****'* ** ******* ** *** in *** ****** ** *** ******'* field ** ****, **** ***** ******* bright ******* (*** *** **** ***) and **** *****, **** ****** **** competitive ** ******* ****** ** *** tests.
  • ** ************/"****":** **** ***** (~**' *** ******), *** 63C2 *********** ******** **********, ******** *******, with *** ******** ** ******* ********* hazy.
  • ******* ****** **** *********: *** ****** **** ********* ************ ** limited ******** ** **** ** ************* using *********** ******, **** ***** *******/********* present ** ***** *** ******* ************* **** using *** ********* ******.

Retested/No *** ***** ** **** ******

**** **** ** ********* **** ********* Corporate **** *** **** ** *********'* latest **** ******* *****, **** ** plans *** *********** ** **** ****.*** *** *** ******* ****** *** **** ***** *********.

******* ** ****, ** ******* ** retest *** **** (********** ****** ** ****) **** ****** ******** *** *** versions **** ********** ************.

*******

*** **-********-** ***** *** ~$***-*** *** online, ********** ***** **** *********** **** as *** **** *****-**** (~$*** ******) or ******* ******-** (~$*** ******).

Physical ********

**** ******* ***** ** ******* ******, such ** *** ***** ******, *** 63C2 **** ***** ** ****, ******* on *** ***** ** *** ****. However, **** *********** ****** *** *** 4 ** * **** *** **** even ********, ********* *****. 

**** **** *** **** **** * more ******* ******** **** ****** **** the ***** ****** ******* ** ******, with * ******* ***** **** ** hide ******** ******. **** ***** *** be **** ****** ******* ** ****** by ******* **** ** ******** *******, though *** ****** ** **** *****.

** ****** *** ******** ******** ** ********* fisheye ****** ** **** *****:

Client **** *********

***** *** ******** **** ** *** 63C2, ****** **** ********* *** **** directly ********** ** **** ***** (******) and ********* (*** ******). ********* ******* the ****** ***** ***** ******* ********* configuration, ** ** *********** *****. ****** side ********* ** *** ********* ** Avigilon ******* ******.

Exacq ********* ********

***** ******** ********** *** **** ***** *********'* SDK, **** ***** ****** ********* "*********" as *** **** ****, *** *** default **** (******, ********, ** **** panorama).

********* ** ***** ******* **** ****** stutter/jumpiness, **** ******* *** ********* ********** delayed ** * ****** ** **** from *** **** *** ******* ** given. ***** ****** **** *** **** when ***** *** *********** ****** ** our *****.

Milestone *********

*** **** *** ** ******** ** Milestone ***** * ****** ********* ** Hikvision, ***** ****** ******* ***** ******* to *** *** ********* ** *** Hikvision ******* (********, ****, ********, ***.).

*******, **** ****** ** ** ******* **********, because ** ****** ** ****** **** a **** ** * ****** ** the ******** ***** ******, *** ******* appears ** *** *** ******** ******. Any ******* **** ** ******* **** revert ** * ****** ******* **** when **** ****** ** ******.

** ****** *** ********* ****** ** this *****:

Camera **** *********

*** **** ******* ******** ******* ****** side ********* *****, **** ** *********, PTZ *******, *** ************ ** ***** views, **** **** **** ****** ** an ********** ******.

***** ******* **** ********* *** ********, Exacq, *********, *** ********* (***** *****), but *** ******** **** *** *********. Instead, ***** **** ** *** ***** the ******'* *** *********.

Image *******

** ***** *****, *** **** ***** ***** details ** *** ******* ** **** light, *** ******* ********** ****** *** in **** ****** **** ** ** (~0.2lx). ** *** ***** ***** ******, rough ******* ******* *** ************, *** noise ** ********** ********* *** *** subject ********* ** ********.

******** ******** ** ~**', ******* ****** details ****** ***** *** *** *****/***** details ******** *******. ****/** ******* *** notably *****, **** *** *******'* **** ********* to *******.

**** **** ** **** ** ******* additional *** *** ***** ******* ** more ****** ******* *** *** ** upcoming *********.

IR ************

** *********, *** ********* ******* **** three ***** **** ****** ****** *** edges ** *** ******, ***** **** other ** ******** ****** *** *** 4 ** *. **** ******* ** gaps ** ** ******** *** ******* in ***** ******, **** **** *** clearly ******** ** *** ***** *****.

***** **** **** ** **** ******** at *** ***** ** *** ***** of ****, ******* *** ****** ****** a ********* ***/~**' ** *****. *** example, ******* *** **** **** ** the ****, ~**' ********, *** ******* is very ***** *********** *** ********* ** detect.

Smart ***** **** ********* **** ***** ****** **** *********

*** ********* **** ******** *.***+ ***** CODEC, *** ** ** **** ********* when ***** *** ****** ********/******* ******, not **** ***** ****** **** *********. This ** ****** ********, ** **** users ******* ****** **** *********, ****** it *** ** ** ***** *** some ***** *** **** ** "****" streams ** ******** ***** ** * scene. 

** *** *****, *.***+ ******* ******** by ~**% ** ****** **** ******** motion, ******* ** ***** ********* ***** CODEC **** ******* ** **** ****. 

Camera **** ********* ******** **** ******

*******, ******* *.***+ *** **** ** used **** *** ****** ******** ******, using ****** **** ******** ******* ******** in **** ****** ********. *** *******, using *** ****** ******** ****** ** the **** (**** ******* *******) ******* in * ******* ******** ** **** 4 **/*.

 

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** **** **** ** our *****:

  • **-********-**: *.*.* ***** ****** (********* ** latest **** ********* **** *******)

Comments (3)

The poor Exacq support is disappointing. Why release a half finished product? 

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Camera-side dewarping would seem to be a poor substitute for robust client side dewarping.

Without client-side dewarping, you would either have to forgo dewarping altogether, or record multiple streams, incurring the additional network and storage costs and possibly licensing costs.

 

 

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The Exacq dewarping video is less than two minutes long and the narrator goes "uhhh" twenty four times.

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