TVT / InVid White Light Camera Tested Vs Hikvision ColorVu

By: Derek Ward, Published on Mar 18, 2020

With mega China manufacturers Dahua and Hikvision facing both bans and human rights abuse sanctions, many budget buyers are turning to smaller China manufacturers such as TVT.

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But how well do TVT cameras work vs. Hikvision? We bought and tested the latest white light / face rec camera from one of their OEMs, Innovative Video Technologies (InVid), the InVid PAR-P2FACETX2812G1 (OEM of the TVT TD-9525A1) to better understand how it compares to the Hikvision DS-2CD2347G1-L, answering the following questions:

  • How does image quality compare in full light (~300 lux), low light (~2 lux), and dark (~0.02 lux) scenes?
  • How do low light image details compare with and without white light illumination?
  • How does it perform in WDR scenes?
  • How well does it integrate to common third-party VMSes?
  • How does bandwidth compare in day and night scenes?

Note: We will release a report on the facial recognition features of this camera and accompanying NVR separately, in the next week.

**** **** ***** ************* Dahua *** ********* ****** both **** *** ***** rights ***** *********, **** budget ****** *** ******* to ******* ***** ************* such ** ***.

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*** *** **** ** TVT ******* **** **. Hikvision? ** ****** *** tested *** ****** ***** light / **** *** camera **** *** ** their ****, ********** ***** Technologies (*****), ******** ***-**************(*** ** ****** **-******) ** ****** ********** how ** ******** ** the ***********-*********-*, ********* *** ********* questions:

  • *** **** ***** ******* compare ** **** ***** (~300 ***), *** ***** (~2 ***), *** **** (~0.02 ***) ******?
  • *** ** *** ***** image ******* ******* **** and ******* ***** ***** illumination?
  • *** **** ** ******* in *** ******?
  • *** **** **** ** integrate ** ****** *****-***** VMSes?
  • *** **** ********* ******* in *** *** ***** scenes?

****: ** **** ******* a ****** ** *** facial *********** ******** ** this ****** *** ************ NVR **********, ** *** next ****.

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*****'* ***** ***** ****** had ******* *** ***********, with **** ********* (~* lux **** ***** ***** on) ******* ** **** ~20' *** ** *********** digital ***** *** *********, uneven ************ *******, ************ at **** ******, *** poor ******* *** ***********.

*******, ******* (~***+ ***) and *** ***** (~* lux) ***** ******* *** solid, **** ******* ************ at ~**' ********.

*******, *** ****** ****** ONVIF ******* * ***********, but ** ** *** officially ****** ** *****'* website. *******, *** ****** integrated ** ********, *****, Milestone, *** ** ******* using *****, **** *.***, H.265, *** ****** **** VMD ******* ** *** these *****, *** *** Genetec ******** ******.

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*** ***** ***-************** *********** *** ~$*** ***. **** ****** ** slightly **** ********* **** the ********* *********-*********-*(~$*** *** ******), *******, *** ***** camera ******** ****** *********, while ******* ******** ********* ********* *********.

Vs. ********* *******

******** ** ********* *******, the ***** ***** ***** camera ******** ****** ******* due ** ************ *** increased ***** *** ********* with ***** ***** ** (~0 ***), ********** ********** at ~**' *****.

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************, *** ***** ****** caused ****** ****** **** as ******, ******, ****, etc. ** **** *** totally, ********* **** *****, while ******* ****** **** truer **** ***** ***** on.

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******* **** ******* ** subjects' ********, **** ** the ****** ***** ********* bright ****** *****.

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White ***** ***********

*** ***** ******'* ***** light ************ *** ******, notably ****** ** *** center ** *** ***** of ****, ***** *****.

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************, ************ *** ** issue **** ******** ***** to *** ******, **** features *********** ******** ** ~10', ***** *****.

*****'* ***** ***** ************ are ******** **** *** Hikvision *******, ****** **** even, ******* ******* ************ issues.

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**** **** ***** ***** controls *** ***** ***** face *********, *** ** typical ***** ******** ** in ***** ** ** white ***** *******. ** had ** ******* ***** to ****** ***** ********.

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Low ***** ******* *********** ** **** ***** / **** ** ****** *****

******* *** ***** ***** illuminators ***, *** ***** is **** ** ******* recognizable ****** ******* ** the ******* ** **-**', but ******* *** **** at **'+ *** ** dark ****** *** ********* noise/artifacts. ** ********, *** ColorVu ****** ******** ***** details ** **'.

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Full ***** ***** ******* *****

** ****, **** ********, ~200+ ***, *** ***** camera ******** ***** ******* with ** ******* ******.

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WDR ***********

** ****** *** ***** camera's *** *********** ** an ******** ******* *****, with ****** *********. ***** levels ****** **** ~*,*** lux ******* ** ~** lux ****** **** ** the ****.

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*** ***** ****** ******** digital *** ****, *** true *** **** *********'* ColorVu. **** ******* *** on, *** ******* ** washed *** ********** ******* backlight *** ***** ************, but ********* ** ******* in *** ****** ********.

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**** *** ******* ******* the **** *** ********, the ******** ** ****** out, *** *** ******** is ********, ******* *** frames ********** ***** ******* details.

No ****** ** ***** ** **********

*** ***** ******** **** Rec ****** ****** ***** conformance, *** ** ******* can ** ***** ** ONVIF's ******** ******* (******* example ******* *** ********* ***** copyright).

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************, *****/********** ***** ********** is *** ****** ** an***** ******. **** *** ******** by ***** ** ******* cameras **********. *******, ******** TVT ******* ********** ** listed.

Strong *** *************

******* *** **** ** official ***********, *** ***** camera *** **** ** stream *.*** *** *.*** via ***** ** ********, Exacqvision, ********* *** ******* Optix. ******* *** *** only *****-***** *** ****** that ***** *** ******* to *** ******.

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H.265/H.264 *********

********* ** *** ***** Paramont **** *** ****** was *********** ** **** light, ** ~*** **** using *.***, *** ******** higher ** ~*** **** using *.***. ********* ****** at *****, ** **** ~1 **** ***** **** H.264 *** *.***, ******** H.264 *** ~**% ****** than *.*** ** **** scenes. **** **** *** InVid ****** **** *** include ***** ******, **** for ******* ** ****.

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No ******* ** ****** *******

*** ***** ***-************** ****** does *** ******* * country ** ****** ** its ***** ** *********, but ***** ********* ** us **** ** *** made ** *****. ********,** ***, ******* * ******* of ****** *****.

**** **** *** ********* ONVIF ******* * **** on *** ******'* ***** below, ******* *** **** of ******** ***********, ********* above.

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****: ** *** ******** products ** ** ****** with *** ******* ** origin,**** ***** **, ****** States ****, ******* ****:

***** ******* ** ******* origin (** *** *********, as ******** ** ********** (b) ******) ******** **** the ****** ****** ***** bemarked ** * *********** ***** as legibly, indelibly, and permanently as the nature of the article (or container) will permit in such manner as to indicate to an ultimate purchaser in the United States the ******* **** ** *** ******* ** ****** ** *** *******. [emphasis added]

Firmware ****

*** ********* ******** *** used ** *** **** of *******:

  • ***** ***-**************: *.*
  • ********* *******: *.*.*

Test **********

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  • ************ ** ~**-** *** used ** * ******** similar *********** *****.
  • ******* *** *** ******* during *** ******* ****, but *** *** ******* noticeable ******* ** ***** scenes.

Comments (14)

***** *** *** ******* thorough ******.

*** ***** ***** ***** camera ******* ** **** very **** ***** *******.

******* ** **** *** test ** *** *** vs *** ***, **'* like ********* ***** ** oranges.

"*** ***** ***-************** ****** does ******* * ******* of ****** ** *** label ** *********, *** InVid ********* ** ** that ** *** **** in *****."

*** ******** ***** ** missing * "***".

* ***** ** ** made ** *****... *** quote ***** ******** **** it ** * ***** based ************

"***** ************* **** ** TVT."

**** ***** *** *** where **** **** **** because ***** **** ******** they **** **** ** Taiwan *** ********** *** China. *** **** **** had *** ******* **** especially *** ****.
***** ** *** ***

* ***** ***** ** a ******* ** **** test, *** *** ***** is *** *** *** Hikvision ** *** ***, comparing ****** *****'* **** sense * ***** ****** comparing *** **** ***** sensor ** **** *** comparison ****.

***** **#*,

* ********** ***** *** are ****** **** **** regards ** * *:* comparison **** **********. *******, do **** ** ** account *** **** **** the ********* ******* ****** stronger **** *** ***** here ** ******** ******, namely:

  • *** *****, ***** *** Hikvision ******* ** ******* brighter **** *** *****, producing ******* *******.
  • ****, **** **** ****/***** than *** *****, ********* clearer *******.
  • ***** ***** ************ ********.
  • ***, ** *** ***. ColorVu ** **** *** vs. *****'* ******* ***.
  • *****, ** *** ********* ColorVu ** ******* **** the ***** ****** ****** here.

**** *** **** *** other ****** *********, **** as ******** *** *****,***, ***** *********? ** **** * variety ** *********** ******* resolutions, **** ****** ********* cameras ******* ***** *** megapixel ******* *********. *** ColorVu *** (** ***) been *** ********* *****-***** LED ********* ** **** tested, ** ******'* *** prefer ****** *** * newly ****** *****-***** ******* compares? ****** ******* **** any ********** ********* *** may ****, *** *'* be ***** ** ******.

* ***** **** *** you **** ** **** the ****** ******* (******** OEM). **** ****** ** one ** ** *********...** has ***** ****, ** LEDs, * ***, *******, siren, *** * *** all ***** **...** ** truly * ***** "**** for *** ****"!

** ***** ** *********** if **** ****** ** and ** *******.

******: **** ******* *** been ***** ** *** own **********:** ***** ** *********** If **** ****** ** And ** *******.

*'*** ******* ********* ***** a *** *******?

* ***'* *** ******** in **** ****** ***** specific ***** ** ******* was ****, ** ***** are ******* ****** *** both ******* *** *******, 2MP *** ***.

******* | ********* ****** | *** *****’* ******* video ************ ************

***** **#*,

*** ********* *** ******* model ** ** *** intro, *** *'** **** added ** ** *** price **********. ****** *** the ***** **!

****** *****, * ****** that.

* ***** ***** **** UD#2 **** **** ****** is ******** ****** ** the ***** ***** ** resolution. ***** ***** ** a *** ******* ********* it ***** ** **** if *** **** **** re-run **** ** ** see ** *** ********* unit ** ** ******* at **** *** ***** count (* ******* ** is) *** ******* * bit **** ******** ********** to *** *****.

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**** **** ********.

*** *** **** **** when *** *** **** a ****** *** **** its ***** ** *****?

***** **#*,

***** *** *** *** feedback. *** ******* **** white ***** ************, ** usually **** *** *** camera ** ** *** the ********* ** *** room, *** ***** ** can **** ********, ********, color ******** *** ******** noise.

********* ** **** ** test ****, ** *** certainly *** ******* **** a ******* ******* * light **** ** *** cameras ** *** *** cameras ***** / *** well *** ********. *******, we **** *** **** so *** **** ****. Perhaps ** *** **** at ***** ***** **** the ******* ***** ******/****** rush ** ****** **.

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