Hikvision PanoVu Mini Tested (Multi-imager + PTZ For ~$500)

By Ethan Ace, Published Aug 07, 2018, 12:16pm EDT (Research)

********* *** ******** ***** ***** ****** Mini ***** ******, *** ****** **-*********-***, **** **** ***** *******, ********* a *** *** ********** ** *** ~$500 *** ******.

***** ************ *****-****** / *** *********** cameras **** **** **** ********* ($*,***+ commonplace), ********* *** ********* *** ****** with *** * ******** ** *** price. ******, **** *-****** ****** ** less ********* **** **** ****** ****** ******* panoramic *******, *.*., *** *** ********* ******* ****** ******** - ********, Axis, *****, ******, *********, ***** *** Vivotek. ******, *** ********* ****** *** has **** *** ****** **** **** it **** ******* ******** "*********".

** ****** *** ****** *** **** PanoVu **** ** *** *** ** performs ********** **** ****** ****** ******* ******* ********** *********** ******* * $*** *****-****** *** compete ** ****-***** ******.

*** ***** ***** ***** ********* *** camera:

******, ** *******:

  • **** ***** ***********
  • *** *****/** ***********
  • *** ***********
  • ******** ********* *** *******
  • *** ***********
  • ********
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  • ******** / ********* ** *** ******

*******

*** ****** **** ******** * **** cost-effective ******** *** ***** ** ******** sized ****** ***** **** **** ********* coverage. ** **********, ** ******** **** details, ** **** ***** *** ********, to ~**’ / * ******, **** an ******** *** **** *** **** out *** ******* ******* ** ~**’ / ** ******.

*** ********* ** ** *** ******** WDR ******* (*.*., *******, ******* ********), moderately ******* *** ***** ******* (******** to ******* ********** ** *******) *** notably ****** ********* *********** **** ********** resolution ******* ** ****** ****** ******* (due ** ** ***** ***** ** the ****** ****), ***** ******* *** cost-effectiveness ********.

Key ******** **. *******

***** ** *** *****, ******** ** ******* fisheye ******, ** ***** *** ********* key **********:

  • ****** ******* **** ******* ** lux **** **: *** **** ******** ****** ******* ** both *** *** *** ******** ******* than *********'* **** ******* ****** (****) in *** **** **** ** **.
  • ******* ** ****** ******* **** ******* ** **** light: ** ****-*** ******, *** ****'* ******** imagers ******** ******* ******* ** *** 63C2 *******. *** ******'* *** ****** produced ******* ****** **** *** ****** field ** **** (~***°), **** *** advantage ** ******** ******* **** ********* zoomed **.
  • **** **** ** ********:*** ****'* ************ **** ****** ******* the ***** **** *** **** *******, despite ***** ********* *** **** *** vs. ***.

*******, ***** *** *** ************* ** beware **:

  • **** ******** ******** ** **** *****: ***** ****** ******* *** ****** ** channel ******** ******** ** ***** ***/***, as *** **** ******** **** ******** in ******** *** ** *******, *** only *** ** ***** *** *********. This ********** ** ******* **** ***** offset ******* ** ******* *****.
  • ****** *******:*** ****'* ***** ******* (*** *** four ***** *******) *** **% ****** than *** **** ******* (*.***+) ****** the *** *** *-** ****** ** night *** ** *** **** ** *.***+ ***** codec.

************, ***** *** *** ** ******, it ** **** *** ***** ***** (radius ** ~**' / *** ** less) *** *** *** ****-**** ******** as *** *** ******* ** ********** slow **** ******** ** * ******** walking ******.

Key ******** **. ************ *******

******** ** *********'* *** *** **** Performance ****** ******* (********** ***** **** H.265) the ****** **** ******** ***** ****** in **** *****, **** (with **, *** *** ****** **** using ******* **** ****** ** ****.

************, *** ****'* ***** ********* ** 3-4x **** ** ***** ******** ****** imager *.***+ ****** (~*.* **/* **. ~400-500 **/*) *** ** *** **** of ***** *****.

*******, ** ********* *****, ***** ****** beware ** ******* ************, ** **** VMSes *** ******* *** ******* *** channel, requiring **** ******** *** *** ****.

*******

*** **-*********-*** ***** ***~$*** *** ******. ******** ** ************ ****** *******, **** ** ***** ***, **** pricing ********* ** *** $*,***-*,*** *****. ************, this ******* ** **** ********* **** many ******* ******, **** ***********'* *** **** **** *****, ~$***. *******, ********** ******** ******** for ***** *******, ** ******, *** offset **** ***** *******.

****, ** ******* ****** ****, *** **-*********-** ** listed ***********'* ***** ******** ******* ******* **** ** *************** ********, *** ** *** *** ******** in ***** *******.

Physical ********

*** **** ** **** ******* **** ******* multi ****** ******, ***** *** **** of * **** **** **** ******, shown *****. *** *** **** * series ***** **** **** ** ***** below *** *********, ** ****, **** smaller **** *** ****** ****.

** ****** *** ******'* ******** ******** in **** *****:

Better ******* **** ******* *** *** *****

*** ** *** ***** *** **** factor, *** ****** **** *** ** a ****** ******* ****** ***********. ** our *****, *** ******'* ******** ******* provided ****** ******* ** *** ******* at ~**' ***** **** *********'* **** fisheye, *** **-********-**, ****** ***** **** was ******** **** *****. *** *** imager ******** **** **** **** ******** and ****** *** *** ** *** zoom ****, ***** ***** ** **** its *** ********* ** **** ** widest **** *****.

** ***** **** ** **, *** of *** ****'* ******* ******** ****** details ** *** ******* **** *** 63C2 ******* *** ** ******** *** light ***********.

Drawbacks **. *******

*** ****** **** *** *** *** disadvantages ******** ** ******* ******:

  • ******* ** ***:******* ******** **** ** **** * single ******* **** ** * *** layout, **** ********* ********* *******/********* ** desired ******(*), **** *** ******* ** navigate *** ************* ***** *** *** find *** ****'* ***** ******** ******* used *** * ***° **** ************ or *********.
  • ****** *******:************, *** **** ***** **** *** channel ******** ** **** *****, ***** fisheye ******* ****** ******* **** **** one. **** ********* ******* **** *** offset ********** ** ***** ****, ****** low ***** ***********, *** ********** ******* gained. ** ******* ******* ************ ***** in **** ******.

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

*** **** ******** ****** ******* ** or ******** ***** **** ******* ***** lens ****** ** **** *****, ********* on ** *** ****** *** ****** or ******** ******* *** ****. *** example, ** ~**' ********/** ***, *** PTZ ****** ** *** ********* ~**° angle ** **** ******** ************* ****** details **** *** ******** ******* *** the ****** ****** ****, **** ****** roughly ******* ** *** ****** ****** model ** *** ****** *** (~***°).

*******, ** ***** (~*.* ***), *** single ******'* ******** ** ******** ****** details **** *** ****** ******, ********** of **** *****. 

Poor ******* *** ***********

*** **** ******** **** ******* ***, in ******** ** **** *** **** Hikvision ***********/***** ****** ****** ** ****. In **** ******** *********, **** ** the ******** ~*,*** *** *** ***** below, *** *******'* ******* *** **** weaker **** *** **** ****** ***** includes **** ***. 

Panorama *******

*** ***** ******* ********** *** ***° panorama ** *** **** ******* **** other *************, **** ******* ********** ** multiple *******. *** *******, *** ***** and ****** **** ** *** ****** imager ** *** ********** **** ***** below *** ** ******* **** ** adjacent *******, ** ****.

Slight ******** ***** ****

**** ***** *****-****** ***° ******, ***** is * ***** **** ******** ******* the ******, ****** ** ** ***** and *********** **** ***** ***** ** a ****** ******, *** ******** ** miss *** ********. ** *** **** ** mitigated ** ****** *** ****** ****** straight ****, ****** ******* ********* ***** the *** ** ***** ********* *** be ******.

 

VMS/NVR ***********

*** ******** ******** ********* *** *** number ** ******** ******** ** **** VMS ******, ********** ****: 

**** **** *** ********** *** ******* ** ******* ******* special *********, ** ** *** **** ******* from **** **********.

***** **** ********* ******** ********** ****** on *** ***** ******* (***) ****.

Hikvision *** ***********

** ***** ** *** *** **** with *********'* *** ****, *** ****** must ** ***** **** *****, ****** up **** ********. ***** *** *** same ******* ** *** *** **** times, ******** **** *** "******* **." for *** ******** ****** (*/*/*/*). 

VMS ******* ************

***** *** ********* ******** **** * single ****** ******* *** *** **** channels, ***** ******** *** ** ******* required ****, *** *** **** ******. By ********, *** ******** ** ***** imager ****** ** **** *** **** a ****** ******* ** **** ***** (see ********-****** ****** ***** *** ******* **********).

Camera **** ***/********* ***********

****** **** ****** ********* ** *** 3326 ********** **** *****, *********, *** Nx *******. *******, ** *** ***** with *********, *** **** ****** ** the ***** ******* (****** ***), *** the ***° *******, ***** *** ** a *********** ********** ** **** ************.

************, ***** *** ****** ******** ********* *** crossline *********, **** *** ********* **** on *** ***** *******, *** *** panorama *******. ************, ****** **** ***** analytics *** **** ********* ** *********, not ***** *****.

H.265 *******

*.*** *******: *.*** *** ********* ** *****, Milestone, *** *********, ***** ******** ******** only *.***. **** **** ****** **** Hikvision ******, ******.***+/*.***+ ***** ******* *** ********* ** *** ****, discussed *****.

Bitrate **********

*** **** **** *** ******* ****.***+/*.***+ ***** *********** ** **** ***** ******* ********* models, ********* ** **** ****** ******** than multiple ****** ****** ******, *** ****** ***** ******** **** *** **** ******* ****** (~2.8 **/* *** *** **** ***** imagers **. ~*.* **/* *** ******* during *** ***). ***** ************ **** taken **** ******** ******** ** *** scene, **** *** *** ****** ***** (not ***** *****).

Teardown: *** ********* ********** ****

** ****** * ****** **** ** disassemble *** ******* *** ******** **********. The ****** **** *** ********* **********, an*** ****** ** ******* ** ***** **********/**-********** [**** ** longer *********].

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** **** ****** ** *** **** imagers **** ** *** ******* *********** the ****** **** *** *****. ** other ********** ***** *** ** **** teardown, ****** ** ***** ***** **** any ********** ****** ** ********** **** in *** ***** *****, **** **** to ***.

 

Poll: *** ********** *** ***?

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Versions ****

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Comments (10)

Very nice. Are there any analytic or automated features that use the PTZ (call presets\tours on motion\line crossing then auto track, etc?)

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That's a good question, and a feature I was expecting. The specs vaguely mention PTZ linking, but there is no option to trigger a preset from any of the detection rules (motion or intrusion).

We'll double check with tech support, but it doesn't seem to be supported.

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The integration/license issues are typically due to the camera not yet being tested or hard coded to require only one license. Most VMSes operate under the one IP = one license rule.

Interesting to see that you can’t trigger a PTZ preset from an analytic.

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This is a very interesting model. I hope that the next generation will build on this platform and offer better WDR and codec support. 

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JD, good feedback. Question: what scenarios or applications do you see as being the best fit for this type of camera?

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I see it being a good fit for a client of ours that has a museum remodel going on. We are working with them soon on designing the layout of cameras for the new building. We had fisheye or multi-imagers in mind, but we will also have to evaluate this option as well. I haven’t studied the plans well enough to know if WDR is essential or not, so that could be a deal breaker. But having the integrated PTZ could be a huge bonus. 

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I know the DS-2CD6D54FWD-IZHS PanoVu camera counts as 4 cameras on Hikvision's NVRs. Does this model count as 4 cameras as well? 

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Yes, it has to be added four times, same IP address but changing the channel number to 1/2/3/4 depending on which imager you want.

Results in:

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That's what I thought. I recommend a post update reflecting the 4 channel spaces taken up on HIK's NVRs.  Thanks!

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I'm going to add in what I just posted to you, just getting the chart updated to go with it. Thanks for pointing it out!

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