Smart CODEC Usage Statistics 2019

By: IPVM Team, Published on Jun 03, 2019

Smart codecs are now nearly a standard feature in IP cameras, but our statistics show integrator adoption has not increased at the same rate.

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In this note, we examine adoption rates of smart codecs, and share integrators' feedback on why they do or do not use smart codecs in their deployments.

For technical background, see IPVM's Smart Codec Guide. This report is a successor to our 2017 Statistics.

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2019

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**** ** *** ***** percentages (**-**%, **-**%) **** shifted ******** ********, ***** 50-59% *** ******* **.

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Bandwidth/Storage *******

** ** ****, *** most ****** ****** *** using ***** ****** *** bandwidth *** ******* *******:

  • "***% ** *** ******* use ****** *.***+ *.***+ and *********. ***? ** use ***** ****** ** help **** *** ******* market ** ***** ******* and *****. **** ** also * ***** ****** upgrade **** ***** ** use *** *** ******** systems *** ***** *.***+."
  • "***% ***** ******* *** bandwidth *****. ******* ********** (not ******** **** ******) so ***’* **** ********* investing ** **** ****’* not *******."
  • "**%. ******* ** ********* and *******. ***** *** some *********** *** ** have ********* **** ****** when ******* ** ******* speedup ** ******, ***. But *******, *** **** installations **** ****** ****** settings, **** ** ** easy *** ** **** on ******* *** ***** the ****** ** ************* that ** **** ** the ********."
  • "***% **** ** * great *** ** ******** storage ******* *** ********** cost ******* **** *** client."
  • "**% ******* ** *** axis *** ********* ****** exclusively *** *** *** take ********* ** **"
  • "* **** **** *******, likely ******* **%. *** time ** *** ****** storage *** ********* ************ we'll **** *********."
  • "**% ** *** *** and ****** ******* ** its ****** *** *** network ********* *** *******."
  • "***% *** ******* ********* and *******."
  • "***%, ****** ***********, ****** retention."

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

******, *********** ********* ***** smart ****** ******* **** are *** ******** ** cameras **** ****. ** 2019, ** ** **** likely * ************ **** offer ***** ****** **** not, **** **** ******** the ******* ****** ****** their ****** ****, ********* low ****, **** ***, fixed, ***, ***** ******, fisheye, ***.

  • "***% *** *** *** to ** ******* **. It’s **** * ** facto ******** ***** ****."
  • "***%. ** ************* *** Axis ******* *** ***** tools *** ***** **."
  • "***% * **** ** only **** **** '******' installations. ** ********* ********** the **** *** *******, so * ***** **** reputable ************* *** **** all *** ***** ****** to **** ******."
  • "**%. *** ******* ************ we *** **** ****."
  • "**+% ** *** ****** installations *** **** *** Zipstream ** **** ** help ****** *** ******** storage ************ *** *** surveillance ********."
  • "* ***** *** **% of *** ******* ** install *** ***** ******. Most ** *** ******* we ******* **** ***** codecs ***** **. *** bad **** ** **** the *********** ***’* ****** adjust ** **** ** the ***** ******."
  • "**%+ ******* *** ****** we *** **** **** them *********."
  • "* ******* ****** ***. Majority ** ****** ****** we ******** **** ***** included."

Less ********* ** ****** ********

******** ***** ************ ********* shared ******* ******** ** one ** ***** ******* for ***** ***** ******:

  • "** **** **** ****/********* because ** ******* ** give *** ** ********** confidence **** ** ******* won't ***** ***** ******* which ***** * **** for **."
  • "******** *** ******* ********* eases ** ******** ** cameras ** ********"
  • "**% ** *** ******* use ***** ******. *** reason ***** **** ******* through ******* ********. ** strive ** ****** **** our *** ******* ********* at **** ****, ******* that ** *** ****** a ***********."
  • "**** **** ***% ** our ******* ********* *** Smart ******. ** **** stuck ******** ** *** Axis * ****** ******* and ******* * ******* so *** **** ****. The ******* ****** *** this ** **** *** work *** **** ********* with * ***** ****** of ********** ******* **** have **** ** *** bandwidth/server ******* ********* ** we **** ** *** production ******* **** ** the ****."
  • "**% ** ********* ******* we *** *** ***** codec *.*** *** ******** wise ****** ** *** Hanwha ******* *******. ***** on *** ********* *** less ********** ** ******* network"

Compatibility ******

*** **** ****** ******** from *********** *** **** they ****** ** ***** use ***** ****** *** lack ** *******, ****** on *** ****** ** VMS ****.

  • "****, ***** **** *** VMS **** *** ********* use ***** ** *** support ***** ******"
  • "*% - ** *** H.264 *** ********** - compatibility ****** *** ****."
  • "with ***** ******, *** networks (**** ** ****) so ** ********* ******."
  • "*** ******* **** ** utilize **** **** *.***+. Not **** ** * benefit ** ** ****** given **** *** *** does *** ******* ** (Luxriot)."
  • "**** ** *** **** new ****** ************* ** old *** **** **** not ******* **** ******* or *** ****** **** does *** ******* **** vendor's *************** (******** **** not ******* *********, ********* does *** ******* ******** Smart *****)."
  • "*% ** *** ************* as *** ******* ******* base ** ***** ******* which ** *** ******* them. ** *** ****** to ******* ** **** and ***** ***** **** codecs."
  • "**%. **** ** *** support."

**** **** ** ******* is ***********, ** *** vast ******** ** ******* produced ** **** ******* smart ******, *** *** compatibility *** **** ***** in *** *******. ****** such ** ***** ******** or **** ******* ******** are ***** ********, ****** uncommon.

Storage ********

******* *********** **** **** they *** *** *** smart ****** ******* ******* was "*****" ** *** much ** * *******. This *** ******** ***** in ********** ***** **** ***** Surveillance *********, ** ****.

  • "****** ****. ** **** stayed **** *.***. ** don't **** ****** ***** we *** ******* *** storage **** **** *** might *** **** ***** them. ******* ** ********** cheap."
  • "***** ****** ******* *********** installs ****** ** ********* turn **** *** ** storage ** *** **** a ******* *** **** seem ** ****** ******* smooth *********** ** *** standalone ********."
  • "*% *)******* ** (**********) inexpensive *** ******* *************. 2)Larger ************ ********* ***** have ******** ***** *** are ********* ** ***** CODECs."
  • "* *** ****. ** don't *** ****. ******* is **** *****."

******, ****** ** ******* have **** ******** ******** in ****** *****. *** example, *** ****** *** ******* ~$***-*** *****, ***** in **** ** **** ~$240, * **-**% ****.

Future ***** ** *********

*******, * *** *********** specified **** **** *** not ***** ***** ****** today, *** **** ***** to ** ** ** the ******, **** **** selling ***** ***** ******* cameras ******* (*** *** using *** *******) *** others ******* ** ***** which ******* ****.

  • "****, *** ** *** ready *** ** *** "future-proofing" *** ********* *****. It's *********, *** ***** is ***** * ******** of *** **** *** there **** ***'* ** it. * ****** **** number ** **** ************* by **** **** **** year."
  • "**** ***** *** **** will ** ********. ********* are ********** **** ******* to ** ***** ** existing ******* *** **** will ***** **** ******* bogging **** *** ******."
  • "** **** *** **** Smart ****** ***. ** are * ******* ********** but *** ******* ** different ***'* *** **** may ****** ** *** future"

Comments (15)

*** ***** **** ***** up **** ***** ****** is ***** ******* ********* with ***** ** ******** to ***** ***.

*** **** **** * shootout ** ********* *******, with ********* ****** *** compared *** **** *** playback ***** ******* **** smart ***** ****** *** inactive?

***** ** **, ********* is ********* *** ** issue ***** **** *** any *********** ** ***** quality (********* **********) ** quickly **********, ************ ** live ********** ************. 

***** ********** ***** *********** doesn't ****** ****** **** much ***********, ** ** still **********, ******* *** perceived ** * ********** by *****. 

************, *'* **** **** all ***** ****** *** not ******* *****, ** there *** ** ********* from ***** ** *****. 

**** ********** ** **** what *** *****!

*** *********** ** ***** quality (********* **********) ** quickly **********, ************ ** live ********** ************.

**, * *** ***, you ****** ******** **** *******...

** *** ***********, ***** are ******* * *********** number ** ****** *** do *** ****** ***** degradation.

*** ** **** ****** video ******* **** ***** codecs ** *** ***, I'll *** ***** *******.

**, ****'* ********** ***********! And ******* * ***** codec, *******?

*** **** **** * shootout ** ********* *******, with ********* ****** *** compared *** **** *** playback ***** ******* **** smart ***** ****** *** inactive?

***, **'** ****** ******** smart ****** ** ******** levels. ***** *** ********** variances **** ************ ** manufacturer, *** ********* ***** with *** ******* ** control ***** ** *** smart ***** ******* ******, as **** *** ** fine *****.

*** *******, ****** ********** tends ** ******* *** background *********** ** **** and ***** (*** ****):

********* ***** **** *********** in *** ********** ***** High, *** *** ****. When *** ****** ** "Extreme" ** ** ***** pronounced, ****** (*** ****).

*********'* *.***+/*.***+ ***'* ***** any ******** ********, ** there's ** **** ****** to ****** *** ********** the ********** **, *** we *** ****** ** smearing **** ******* **** it **, *** **** (*** ****). **** ********* ***** *.***+.

 

*******, ******. *** **** how * ****** **** one. 

*****,

**** ***** ***** ***********? smart ***** **** ***** details ** * ****** image ******* ****'* **** it's ******** ** **. What ***** ******* *********** when ***** ** ******, like *** ********* ** the ******* ****** **** to *** ******** ******? Is ***** *********** ******** to *** ****** **** is ******, ***.

** ** **********, *'** never **** *********** ***** into ****** *******. ** seems **** ****** **** to *** **** ** the **** ** *******. Keep ** **** **** this ** *** "******" as ** ***** ****** like ** **** *** VMD, *** ***** ******. So ******* **** ****** simply *********** **** **** not ******. **** **** to ** * ****** bit ******* *** **** keep **** **** ********** even ** **'* ** the **********, *** * haven't **** **** *** cheapest ***** ***** ****** compress * ***** ****** object.

*** *** *** **** out **** ****** *** clouds ***** ****** *** “H.264+ **” ****?

** ** *** ******* that *********** ** **** an ******** ** *** SC?

**** **** *** * couple ***** *** ** this *****, *** * believe *** ***** ***** was ****** ****** *** entire ****. *'* **** to ** **** ** the ***** ** **** point ** *******.

***** ** **, ********* is ********* *** ** issue ***** ****...

**** ** *** ***, or ******?

****, ********* ******* ** only **** ** *** equation, *** ***** **** is *********/*******.

****** ** ******* *****. I *** ******** ******** of ****** ** ****** bandwidth. * ***** ********* on ********* ** **** point. 

*** ***** *'* *** certain ** *** ***** use *******; **** ***** codec **** **** **** with *** *********** **** Axis ** ***** ** other ***** ******? **** smart ***** ***** ** secondary ****** ** ******* or ***** ****** ** WAN ** *******?

* ** ******** **** Avigilon's **** ***** ** not * ****** ***** but ****** * ****** to ******/*** ************ ********** and *** ********* ** do **** ** ********* on **** *****. 

* ** ******** **** Avigilon's **** ***** ** not * ****** ***** but ****** * ****** to ******/*** ************ ********** and *** ********* ** do **** ** ********* on **** *****.

******** **** **** ***** codecs ** *** ** the ** ****** ** cameras ** **** ***** in ****.  ** *** as * ** ***** all ********* ********* ******* now **** *** ** multi-imagers **** **** ************ support ***** ******, **** the ***** ******.

*** ***** *'* *** certain ** *** ***** use *******; **** ***** codec **** **** **** with *** *********** **** Axis ** ***** ** other ***** ******?

***, ** ******* ** the ****** ****** **** the ******.  *** **** is **** *** ********.

**** ***** ***** ***** to ********* ****** ** gateway ** ***** ****** to *** ** *******?

*'* *** ******* **** smart ***** ******* ** the ********* ******.  * would ****** ** *** cannot ****** ************.  * may **** ** **************** the ****** **** ** your ********.  *** ****** itself ** **** ** modified ** ***** ****** so *** ******* ** irrelevant.  ** **** ********** of ******* ** **** instance ** **** **** of ****** ****** ******/********** the ****** ** ****** dependent **** *** ***/***/*********** device.

*** *** ****** ** enable ** *** *** secondary ** ***** *******, as ****** ** **** cameras. 

**** *** ******* ********** bandwidth *** ******* *******, but *** ********* ****** is ******* ***** ********** so *** ******* *** not ** ***********. 

****** ****, ***** *** different ************* ********* ** the *** *** ***** respective *********** ** ***** codec *** ** *********. 

* **** ******** ******* have ***** ***** *** it ** ******** **** for ****** ** ****** connection. *** ****** *** mobile ***** ***** **** the ******, *** **** the ****** ** ***** codec ***** ******* *** client ***********. ****'* ***** HDSM ***** **.

*** ****** ******* **** Avigilon **** *** ******* ZipStream?  *'* ******* ***** to *** * ***** project *** ** *** and *** *********** **** and **** *******.   

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