Uniview "ColorHunter" White Light Cameras Tested

By Derek Ward, Published Jul 22, 2021, 11:31am EDT (Research)

******* ****** ***** ****-********* *********** ******* "guarantee ***** **** ******** ******* **** you **** ****", **** ***** ***** illumination, ***** *** ***** ***********, *** AI *********.

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** ****** *** ****** *** *** ColorHunter ******* (*********-*****-**-**************-*******-**-**), *********:

  • *** ** **** ******* ** **** light (~*****), *** *****(~***), **** (~*.****), and *** ******?
  • *** ** **** ******* ** ********* and ***** ***** ***** *******?
  • *** **** *-**** ***** ***** *.*** bandwidth ******* *** *** *****?
  • *** **** **** ** ********* ** VMSes?
  • **** ***** ***** ****** ** ********/*******?
  • *** ** ****** ******* ** ***** competitive ***** ***** *******?

****: *** ******* *** **** ********* though **** ** *** *** *****.

***** ******* *** **** ******** ** our***** *** ***** ******** ************ ***** ****** ********.

Executive *******

** *** *****, *******'* *********** ******* suffered **** ****** ************ ** ***** range (~**-**' ********), *********** ****** **** and ***** ** *** *****, *** ghosting ** *** ******. *******, **** camera's *** *********** *** ***** ** static ****** *** ***** ***** ************ of *** ******** ****** *** ******** at ****** ****** **** ***** ******* tested.

********* ****** **** *******. *** ******'* built-in ** ********* *** *** **** humans ** ******** *** *** *** false ***** *******, *******, **** ********** classified ***** ******* ** ******** (******* dumpsters) ********. ************, ******** ***** *********** has ******** ************* ******** **** *****, *** ******* ** *****, *******, and *********, *** *** ******** ** NxWitness.

*******, ******** (******* **** ~*.*-* **/*) were ******* ****** ***** ** ******* 5MP *.*** ***** ****** ******* ** have ******.

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

******* *********** ******, *** *********** **** may ** ********** ** ***** ******* lower-cost (~$*** **. $***-***) ****-********* ************ to ***** *** ********* ***** ***** cameras.

*** *********** ****** ****** ******** ******** better ****** **** ***** *** ********* with ***** ***** *******, ***** *** turret (****) ******** **** ********** ****** images *** **** ********** *********/****, **** performance ******* ** ********* *** ******** worse **** *****.

**** ******* ******* ******** ******* ******* to *****/********* ** *** ***** (~*-* lux) **** ***** ***** *** *** better *********** ******* ****** *********, ****** Dahua *** ********* ** *** ****** from *** **** *** ******** *******.

White ***** *********** (~*.** ***)

** *** **** (~*.** ***) **** white ***** *******, *** ******* *********** cameras ******* ***** ***** *******, ****** the *******'* ****** ******* ****** ********* and ***** ** *** *********-*******, ******* to *********'* *** *******.

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**** *** ******* ~**' **** (**-** PPF), ****** *********** *** **** ****, though *** ********* ****** ***** ******** best, **** *** ******* ******, *****, and ********* ******* *** ******** ******* details.

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White ***** ************ ** **-**' *****

**** ***** ***** ******* ** *** ColorHunter *******, ************ *** ******* ********** of ******** ****. ***** *** ******* "Global" ****, *** ****** *********** ******** at ~**' ********. ********* ** "************ Restrain" *******, *** ******** *** ** seen ** ~**', *** ** ******* overexposed ** ****** ***** (~**-**').

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***** *** ****** *** ***** ***** illumination ******* **** ******* "******" (*******), "Overexposure ********" *** "******". "******" *** "Restrain" ************* ******* ************ *****, *** "Manual" **** ***** ****** *** ************ level ******* "* (***) ** **** (Max). ***** ** ** ****** **** the *** ***:

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***** ** *******'* **** ******, "****** Mode" (***** ** *** ******* ****) is "*********** ** ********* ***** *** image ********** ** ***** ********", ******* "Overexposure ********" ** "*********** ** ******* of *** ******* **** ** *** image ... *** ***** ********". ** excerpt **** *** ****** ** *****:

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

*** ******* *********-*****-**-** *********** ** *** brightest ***** ***** ****** ** **** tested, ********* **** * *** ** 20' ********, ******** ** *-* ** others. *******, *** ***** ** *** field ** **** *** *********** ******, only ~*.* ***, * ~*** ********** from ****** ** ****.

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**** ****** ***** ******* ******* ******-***** nighttime ***** ******* ** *** ******* of ********* ************ ***** ** *** camera.

Weak *** ***** *********** **** ***** ***** ***

*** ******* *********** ******* ********* *********** noise *** *********** ** ~* *** scenes **** ***** ***** ************ ********, reducing ******* ******* ******* ****** ******* to ***** *** *********, ****** *** chart ** *** ** ***********.

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Artifact ****** ** *** *****

******* ******* *** ~* *** *****, Uniview *********** ******* ****** ******* ** the *******, **** ** ******** ***** behind ***.

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**** **** *** *** ** ***, not ******* ***** (*** ** *** default */***). ** ***** ** ******* by ******** *** ********, *** ******* remained *********** ******* *** ** ********* visible *****.

White ***** ******* *********** ** ~* ***

******** ***** ***** ************ ** *** ~1 *** ***** ******** ******* ***********. Color ******** ******** ********, *** ****** details *** *******, **** ***** *** artifact ****** *******.

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Wide ******* *****

** ****** *** ******* ** **** man **** ** * ***** ***, ~22,000 *** ******* ******** ** ~** lux ******.

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**** ******* *********** ******* ******* ******** subject ******* **** *** ***** *** Hikvision ******, ****** *** ********** ** near ******* ****** ***. ******, *** cameras ****** ****** ***** ******* ** the ***** **** ** *** ******** face, ****** *** **** ***** ** well *********** **** **** ******* ******* down ** **** ~*.

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*** ******* *********** ******* *** ***** to ****** ******** ** *** ******, such ** *** *** *****. *******, harsh *********** *** **** *** ** seen ** *** ******* **** *** door ****** *** ** ***** **** the ******.

** ********* ******* ********* *** *** artifacting, *** **** *********:

*** *&* ********** ******* *** ************* as *******:

  • *** ***Exposure **** to custom;
  • ***** ***slow ******* ** */*** ** */***to reduce artifacting;
  • **** ******3D ***** ********* to 115, 2D ***** ********* to 140 to reduce noise.

** ****** *******'** *********** ***********, *** while ** *** *** ********* *** WDR *********** *** ****, ******* ****** details *** ******** **** ******* ** motion, ** **** *****.

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Full *****

** ****, **** ******** (~*** ***), subject *** ***** ******* ****** *****, with ** ***** ****** ********** **** image ******* ** *** ** *** camera ******.

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

*** *********** *******' ** ********* *** not ***** ***** ** ****** *******, such ** ***** ******* ** *** scene.

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** ******* ****** ** *** *** in *** ****:

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Mislabeling ** ********

*******, ********, *** *********** ****** ************ detected * ******** ** * *******.

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***** ******* *** ********** **** *** past ***** *********'* ** (*** *** ******).

Bandwidth **********

********* *** ****** **** **** ******* using *******'* *.*** ***** *** *-**** set ** "********". **** *********** ******* had **** ******** **** ******** ****** in *** *****, ******* ******* ~* Mb/s *** ***** ** ~***/*. *** IPC2225SE, ** *******, ******** ~**-**% **** bandwidth **** *** *********.

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

**** ******* *********** ******'* *.*** *** H.264 ******* ********* *** **** ************ in *** ***** ******. ****** **** motion *** ********* **** **** ********* in *****, ******* *** *********, *** not ** ******** ** ******* *****.

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Similar **** ** *********** ****** ***** & *******

*** ******* *********** ******* *** ******* in **** ** *********** ****** *** turret **** *******, ** **** *****, when ******** ** *** ***** ******* and ********* ** ******* ******.

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Made ** *****

**** ******* *********** ******* *** **** in *****.

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SigmaStar ***

******* *********** ******* *** **** ********* and *** *** ********* ***.

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*******

****** ***** *** **** *********** ******* is ~$***, ***** **** **** *** Dahua ******* **~$*** *** ********* *** ********* **-*********-** ** ~$*** USD.

Test **********

*** ****** *** ********* ***** ** testing **** * *** *********** ** standardize ******** **** **:

  • ******* ************ ***** *** **** *** the ******* ************.
  • ************ ******** *** **** *** ***** light ***********.
  • *.*** *** *******, **** *-**** ******** used
  • ************ *** *** ** ~** ***** to *-**** ***** ******* ***, **** smart ***** *******, **** ****** ****** depending ** ***** ********.

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** ******** **** **** for *******:

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

Comments (6)

*** *** *** *** *********** ****** or *********** *** **** ***** *** camera's *** *********? ** **** **** testing *** *** ** ****** ***** IPC2328SB-DZK-10. ** *** *** ******** ******** boxes *** ***** ** **** ** use *** ******* ****-**. **** ** use * ******** *******, ** *** see *** **** ****** *** *** the ********. *** *** ******* ****-** is ** ******** ********* **** ** are ****** ******* *** (**+) ******* and ********** ******* ** *** **** view, *** ** ** ******* *** processor ** *** * ***** ** our ***'*, ***** *** ***** ***** with ***-***** ***** ***** ***'*. ** have *** ** **** ****** **** the ****-*** ** ***** ******* ** have ****** (*****, *******, ******, ***.). All *** ****** **** *** **** well ****** *** *********** ******** ** our ***'*.

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***** *** *** *** ******** ** #1!

****** *** ******* ** *** ******* 4MP *********** *******, ** *** *** notice ********* ** ***** *********** ****** during *******.

**** ******** ******** **** *** ***** on *** ** ******? *'* ******* if **** *** ******** ** ** with **.

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***** *** *** *** ********. ** have ***** **** *.*** *** *.*** without *******. ***** ****** ** **** we **** ***** * * ****** lag *** * ****** ***. ***** IE *** *** ******* ****-** ** is ****** **** ********, **** *** times ********* ********* ** *******. ** are ******* ** ** ********** *** 10 ***. ** ******* **** **** we **** *** ********** **** ** 1080P. ** ****** * *** *** from *** ***** **** **** *** it *** * ******* ***** *** us - ** **** ****** **** and *********** ***** *** ******, *** it **** *** **** ** ** the ****.

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* ** *** ***** ***** ***** cameras ** *** ***... * ** not ****** ** **** **********...

* ****** **** ********* *** *** at ***** **** *** *** *** covering...

** * ****** ** ***** *** out...

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***** ** ******** ******** (* ********* sell ******* **** *** ***** ***** cameras ***** ****) * ********** ********. Indeed ***** (*** * **** ****’** unpopular ** ****) **** **** ***** the **** **** ******* **** ***** laser *** ***** ***** *******. ********* love *** ******* ********* ** *** white ***** *** *** **** **** even ****** ***** ******** ** ***********, it’s *** ***** *** *******. *** can ***** ***** **** ***** ****** on ******* **** ******.

**** ** *** ********* **** * visible *********. *** ***** ***** ******* are ***** *** ****.

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*'** ******* *** ****** ****** ** the *** ***** ****** ****** **** to **** * ********** ****** ***** at *****. ** ******, ***** *********, but *** *********** ****** **** ** the *** ******* ***** ***** **** them ********** ****** **** ***** *** counter *****. *** *** *** * 1.8" **** ****** ******** ** *** 5mp *.*"

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