The 3234 firmware looks a little out of date. Did you try to update the firmware at all or just use what came out of the box ? You should be able to cloud update to B5017P30D1607. I can see a newer version but will check when it will be released for cloud update.
If you get the latest EZTools software (1103-B0009) you can firmware upgrade the cameras via the cloud.
Will you be testing the IPC-2222 any time soon ?
Disclaimer - I work for CR Kennedy, the Australian Distributor for Uniview. My role is Technical and Sales Support.
Thanks, Ashley! I actually did run a cloud upgrade on all cameras before testing and the versions listed where what came up. If there are newer versions available that make substantial improvements, I'd like to check them.
We don't have any immediate plans to test other Uniview cameras, but I'm curious why you ask about the IPC-2222 specifically?
Hello Ashley. I realize this comment is 2 months old, but would you be willing to update your comment on the UNV Cameras? I had a sales rep contact me about these cameras in the US and a 3rd party option would be appreciated.
We have been using the Uniview 2MP starlight PTZ (IPC 62525R-X22U) and the Dahua SD 59225UN-HNI) for outdoor applications.
While $40-$50 more, the Uniview focuses better/faster and (due to the Sony Exmor sensor I believe) has noticeably better night color. We have primarily moved to Uniview. In our opinion all other things are about equal. We feel our customers simply get a better image overall, and that's what pay for.
In the U-Code comparison, we are comparing the camera to itself (in this case at night). It's simply showing the difference in bitrate with U-Code enabled versus disabled. On the left is H.265, on the right is H.264.
I can tell you the encoder settings, but it will take me a little time as this test was a month ago and we've used the cameras for other tests since. Typically when we test smart codecs, we adjust levels to whatever their reasonable maximum. Reasonable meaning those settings which don't have drastic negative impact in the scene. For some there is only an on/off (Dahua, Hikvision) but others have level settings which we select as appropriate.
No, we never test with CBR unless we clearly specify in the report, and there are only a few instances in which we would.
Axis claim 50% in marketing, but it's a very conservative claim. In our original test of Zipstream, we saw some reductions over 90%. In Zipstream 2 with dynamic FPS, we saw up to 99% reduction in still scenes.
The U-Code numbers above were in still day and night scenes. The H.265 vs. H.264 chart uses nighttime numbers, as it's a higher complexity/more difficult scene to encode. We have testing of other smart codecs in high motion scenes (roadways, intersections, etc.), but we have not done so with U-Code yet.