Training: Megapixel / HD Basics

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 17, 2010

This report provides a 95 minute video series that teaches the fundamentals of using, selecting and applying megapixel video surveillance in real world deployments. We cover 9 fundamental aspects:

  1. Megapixel terminology for the absolute beginner
  2. Demonstrating benefits of megapixel cameras for different applications
  3. Demonstrating video quality limitations of megapixel cameras
  4. Examining types of products currently available
  5. Explaining storage needs for various megapixel options
  6. Explaining bandwidth and network impacts
  7. Estimating cost increases for megapixel vs SD video
  8. Detailing 4 methods of justifying megapixel selection
  9. Examining the future of megapixel cameras

Megapixel simultaneously suffers from over-hype (replacing dozens of cameras) and fear mongering (breaking networks and storage costs). Our training report aims to provide an in-depth, balanced view of the key considerations behind using, selecting and applying megapixel.

This training provides an introduction to help our members better appreciate our advanced megapixel coverage including:

Pre-requisites for this training are:

**** ****** ******** * ** ****** ***** ****** **** ******* the ************ ** *****, ********* *** ******** ********* ***** ************ in **** ***** ***********. ** ***** * *********** *******:

  1. ********* *********** *** *** ******** ********
  2. ************* ******** ** ********* ******* *** ********* ************
  3. ************* ***** ******* *********** ** ********* *******
  4. ********* ***** ** ******** ********* *********
  5. ********** ******* ***** *** ******* ********* *******
  6. ********** ********* *** ******* *******
  7. ********** **** ********* *** ********* ** ** *****
  8. ********* * ******* ** ********** ********* *********
  9. ********* *** ****** ** ********* *******

********* ************** ******* **** ****-**** (********* ****** ** *******) *** fear ********* (******** ******** *** ******* *****). *** ******** ****** aims ** ******* ** **-*****, ******** **** ** *** *** considerations ****** *****, ********* *** ******** *********.

**** ******** ******** ** ************ ** **** *** ******* ****** appreciate *** ******** ********* ******** *********:

***-********** *** **** ******** ***:

[***************]

******** ******* ****** **** ** ******** *-* ** *******, ********, cost *** ********* *************. *** ****** *** ****** ** ************* order.

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

[****: **** ***** ******* ** *********** **** *** ***** **** no ********* ****** **********.]

** **** *****, ** ******* ***** ********* ****** ***** **** as: **, **, ****, *****, *.***, ***, *** *** ***. HD ** * ******** **** ******** ********* *********** ********* **** *** 1080p at * **:* ****** *****. ************ ** ******* ***'* ****** to **** ******** *** ****** **** ****** ********* ********* ** ******* aspect ******, **** ** , *:* *** **:*.

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

** **** *****, ** ******* *** *** ******/********** ******** **** megapixel ******* *******. ** ***** ** ********* ********* ******'* ********** and ******** ********** *********. ** **** ******* *** *********** *** most ****** ******** *** *** ****** ************ - * ******** ahead ****** **** *** * ********/'***** *** ****'. *** ********** to **** *****, ****** ************* ************ *****. *** **** **-***** ******** ** ********, ****** ************ ******* ********.

*. ****** / ******** ** *********

** **** *****, ** ******* *********** ** ********* ****** ***** quality. *** ***** *********** ** ********, ****** ******** * *** 6 ***** ** ******* *** ********.

*** *** *********** ** ******* *** (*) ******/***** *** (*) low ***** **********. ** ********** **** ****** ** ******* *** understand ****** ********* ******* ************.

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

** **** *****, ** ****** ****** ******** *********** ********* *******: codec, **********, ****-****** *** *****-****. ** ******* *** ********* **** ***** megapixel ******* ******* *.***.  ****, ** ******* * ****** ********* ** *** various **** ******* ** *** **** ****** ********* ********* ****** *****, **** as *** ***, ******, ****, *** *********/****-*** **** *******.  *** more ******** *********** ** ******, ****** ****.*** **. ***** ******.

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

** **** *****, ** ******* ** *** ** ******* ************.  Using ****-**** ******* **********, ** ******** * ** ****** ********* ********* ******** ** **, HD *** ****** ** ***********.  ** **** *** ***** ******* ** ********* real ***** **** ************.

*. ********* / ******** *** *********

** **** *****, ** ******* ********* *********** ** **/** ******* at * ******* ** ********.  ** ******* ****** ******* ** minimize ****** ** ********.  *** **********, **** ************ ******** ******.

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

** **** *****, ** ******* *** **** ** ** ****** ** *******. We ******* ************* *** ******* *******, ******* *** ******* *****, VMS ********* *** ************. *** *** ******* ***********, ** ******* the *********** ***** ********** ******* ********, **, *** *** *** cameras. ** **** **** ******** **** ** ** ** ****** to ** ** ********* ****** ********* ***** ***** $*** ****. Upgrading **** ** ** *** ** *** *** **** $*** - $*** ****. ** **** ******** ******* **** ********* ***** on * ******* ** ****** *** *****.

*** ******* ***** ** *** ******, ** ****** ********* ******* to ********** *** ******** ******* ****** ********* ********* *******.

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

** **** *****, ** ******* * *********** ************** *** ********* to ********* *******. ** ******* *** *********** **** ** ***** megapixel *** ******** *** ************ *** ********* ******** *** ********** the ********** **** *********. *** * ************** ** ******* *******: (1) *********** ******** **** *****, (*) ********** ******* ** ******* FoV, (*) *********** **** *** (*) *********** ******** ***** *******.

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

** **** *****, ** ******* * ****** ******* ** ********* camera **********: (*) ********** *********, (*) ***** ******* *** (*) HDcctv.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Dahua 4K IR PTZ Tested on Aug 21, 2017
4K has made its way to IR PTZs. In this report, we examine the Dahua 6AE830VNI, a 4K PTZ with 30x optical zoom, 200m (~650') integrated IR, and...
Sony Next Gen HD Dome Camera Tested (SNC-EM642R) on Aug 18, 2017
Sony has released their latest generation, claiming improved WDR and low light, increased IR range, and more. We tested the SNC-EM642R outdoor IR...
IP Networking Course September 2017 on Aug 17, 2017
This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it includes live training, personal help and...
Cat 5e vs Cat 6 vs Cat 6a Network Cable Usage Statistics on Aug 16, 2017
Cat 5e? Cat 6? Cat 6a? What do integrators use in practice, today? 140+ integrators told IPVM. Here are the results: For those who want to...
IP Camera Specification / RFP Guide 2017 on Aug 14, 2017
RFPs are hard. Do them 'right' and it takes a lot of knowledge and time. Do them 'wrong' and you can be (a) unwittingly locked into a specific...
IR Surveillance Guide on Jul 31, 2017
Infrared (IR) has become an increasing core component to video surveillance systems. In particular, the expansion of integrated IR cameras that...
Nest Cam IQ Tested on Jul 10, 2017
Nest has released their latest entry in their camera line, the Nest Cam IQ, touting 4K "Supersight", facial recognition, "HD audio", invisible IR,...
H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial 2017 on Jun 30, 2017
For years, video surveillance professionals have talked about the potential for H.265. Now, in 2017, H.265 is starting to gain mainstream...
Hikvision H.265+ Tested on Jun 27, 2017
Hikvision, which in the past few years released H.264+ (see test results) has now released H.265+, that claims even greater bandwidth savings. We...
Covert Cloud Camera Service Launching (KJB) on Jun 22, 2017
Cloud IP cameras, for consumers, has become increasingly commonplace. However, covert cameras, lag there, with few options. Now, North America's...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Avigilon CEO Attacks Asian Companies Cyber Insecurity on Aug 18, 2017
Avigilon CEO is taking aim at their Asian competitors. And he is going directly after these company's cyber security issues. In this note, we...
Sony Next Gen HD Dome Camera Tested (SNC-EM642R) on Aug 18, 2017
Sony has released their latest generation, claiming improved WDR and low light, increased IR range, and more. We tested the SNC-EM642R outdoor IR...
IP Networking Course September 2017 on Aug 17, 2017
This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it includes live training, personal help and...
Knightscope Raises $10 Million With $3,320 Average Per Investor on Aug 17, 2017
Congrats to Knightscope. And condolences to their legion of little investors. Knightscope has disclosed they have raised $10+ million from their...
Axis and Arecont Legal Conflict Over Multi-Imager Cameras on Aug 17, 2017
Arecont threatened Axis. Axis has responded by moving to invalidate an Arecont patent. It is an important contest. Multi-imagers are Arecont's...
Directory Of Consumer Security Cameras on Aug 16, 2017
The consumer camera segment continues to grow, with new startups and models from existing players released seemingly every month. In this report we...
Cat 5e vs Cat 6 vs Cat 6a Network Cable Usage Statistics on Aug 16, 2017
Cat 5e? Cat 6? Cat 6a? What do integrators use in practice, today? 140+ integrators told IPVM. Here are the results: For those who want to...
Hikvision Responds To Cracked Security Codes on Aug 15, 2017
Hikvision has responded to IPVM's report on Hikvision's security code being cracked, both with a 2 page update to dealers and communication...
Stolen Video NVR / DVR Statistics on Aug 15, 2017
"But what happens if someone steals my recorder?" Anyone who has done more than a handful of jobs has probably heard this question several times....
Hikvision Europe Cutting Out Unauthorized End User Sales on Aug 15, 2017
The days of anyone buying Hikvision from anywhere off the Internet are numbered, at least in Europe, if Hikvision's plan comes to fruition. In...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact