Testing Time Compressor

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 31, 2014

Our VMS Search Shootout showed that performance varies greatly and is an important differentiator in product selection.

One uncommon but interesting feature is the ability to overlay people and vehicles from different times on a single video to quickly show who and what passed by in a scene. Axxon's VMS has this, calling it Time Compressor. Here's their very short demo:

 

It's free and built into their VMS, so we decided to test it to better understand how well it performed.

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Comments (4)

I've talked to the Briefcam people before - MSRP I think was around $300 per cam.

I never thought to ask if they had a patent. If so I'm sure they would go after Axxon for this

Briefcam shows 2 patents:

WO2007057893A2 (May 24, 2007) - Method and system for producing a video synopsis

WO2008093321A1 (Aug 7, 2008) - Method and system for video indexing and video synopsis

Interesting...I would have to trial the product myself in order to give a an accurate opinion

[IPVM Editor's Note: Poster is from Axxon.]

For indoor scene there is a possibility to adjust min and max size of object to get proper result similar to outdoor scene.

And AxxonSoft has patented this method because it is different from other existing technologies.

Also important to say, that we are doing it based on typical metadata, generated by our own analytics engine or received from camera. In v4.0 we'll support Bosch, Panasonic, Sony and ONVIF scene description metadata streams to implement TimeCompressor.

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