Panoramic (108)

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Vivotek 3MP 180 Wall Mount Camera Tested

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Purpose-built wall mount panoramics have become an attractive niche to cover entranceways. In 2013, we bought and tested Vivotek's 1MP version. Now, Vivotek has released a 3MP version, the CC8370-HV with IP66 and IK10 ratings, and "anti-ligature"...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 month ago

Axis 15MP Multi-Imager Tested (Q3708-PVE)

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Axis continues to expand in the multi imager market, adding to a segment started with the 33MP Q3709. We bought the Q3708-PVE and tested it against: Hikvision PanoVu DS-2CD6986F-H (Separate test report to be released later this week) Pelco O...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 months ago

Lux Rating / Minimum Illumination Guide 2017

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Lux ratings are one of the poorest specifications to use in selecting cameras. Now, with the rise of integrated IR, they are increasingly useless. You need to be able to understand why lux rating (aka minimum illumination specifications) are so p...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

The PPF / PPM Video Surveillance Guide

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Pixels per foot / Pixels per meter is the most fundamental and valuable, though imperfect, metric for specifying video surveillance image quality. In a single number, this metric (e.g., 10ppf, 40ppf, 100ppf) conveys important information about wh...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Pelco Optera 270° Camera Tested

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Multi-imager cameras are typically 180° or 360°. Pelco has released a fixed 270° versions of their Optera intended to cover exterior building corners, such as this typical view: In this report, we test this new model, compared to a repositiona...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

Panoramic Camera (Fisheye / Multi-Imager) Guide

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Panoramic cameras, including fisheyes and multi-imagers, have become increasingly widespread, with most manufacturers offering fisheyes and an increasing number offering multi-imagers. However, with many options, it can be confusing to understand...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

Pelco Optera 180° Camera Tested

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In our initial testing of Pelco's Optera multi-imager, the main issue was their ONVIF 'bowtie' video streaming which undermined third party integration.  Now, Pelco has released new firmware that they say fixes this problem with what they call 't...

By Ethan Ace - 8 months ago

Hikvision 12MP IR 360 Tested

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Hikvision has released their latest IR panoramic camera, the DS-2CD63C2F-IV, with a 12MP sensor.  To find out, we bought one of these new models and tested against Panasonic's 12MP entry, the WV-SFV481, one of the best performing panoramic camera...

By Ethan Ace - 8 months ago

Logipix 20MP, 140MP and 200MP Cameras Examined

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Looking for an Avigilon alternative? Logipix, based in Hungary, has created their own super high resolution end-to-end solution, featuring 20MP - 200MP cameras, video analytics, and claims to offer advanced solutions for critical customers. We s...

By Brian Karas - 8 months ago

Panoramic Cameras Wall vs Ceiling Mount

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Panoramic cameras are almost always ceiling mounted, looking down for a general overview of the scene, but is this really the best location, or can wall mounting provide similar or better details and overview? To find out, we shot out panoramic c...

By Ethan Ace - 9 months ago

Panoramic IR Illuminator Tested (Axton Nano)

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The Axton Nano is designed to illuminate large areas from above, aiming to cover much wider areas, up to 4,600 square feet, unlike typical illuminators or integrated IR cameras that provide spot illumination. We bought one of these compact ceilin...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Axis 33MP Camera Tested (Q3709)

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In 2012, Axis declared the megapixel race over. Now, Axis has released a 33MP camera, the Q3709-PVE, one of the highest resolution cameras in the entire industry. This release also is a major marker in the new race for multi-imager cameras, a hi...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

Axis 360 Panoramic Released

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Last year, Axis entered the multi-imager camera market but, unfortunately, the only way to get it was to mount it on top of an Axis PTZ. Now, 6 months after announcing a 180-degree 33MP multi-imager, Axis has rectified their initial multi-imager ...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

Beware Imager vs Stream Resolution

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Typically, a camera's sensor resolution and stream resolution are the same. So a camera with a 3MP imager supports a 3MP stream max. However, sometimes the actual stream resolution supported is significantly less than the imager resolution. Worse...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

SMB Market Video Surveillance Guide

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This 13-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the small-medium business surveillance market. A global group of 90 integrators responded, each offering insights in selling, implementing, and maintaining video surveilla...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Pelco Criticizes Arecont's Multi-Imager

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Pelco is rolling out their new multi-imager line and they are taking aim at Arecont. In their new promotion, here is the comparison they offer:

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Warehouse Camera Selection Guide

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Warehouses can contain many high-value items yet often do not have people inside them watching for issues. Expanding on our Camera Selection Guide, we tested a warehouse with different camera types, shown below: Inside, we show the results of ...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

The Not Next Big Thing: Virtual Reality Video Surveillance

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This company, according to the company, "wowed the industry-at-large, created a hunger amongst resellers." Best known as another Dahua OEM, IC Realtime (also now calling themselves IC Real Tech) is working hard to transform itself as a pioneer of...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

Product / Tech Roundup ISC West 2015

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IPVM visited dozens of booths at ISC West. Inside is a roundup of many, but not all, of our visits. We have already written numerous new product write ups. In addition, inside is a roundup of many, but not all, of our visits. Here are the highli...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

48MP Panoramic Camera (DW)

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Resolution and options are going up. DW is announcing a 48MP 180° panoramic camera. In this note, we examine the features, pricing and positioning of this camera compared to other offerings, most notably Arecont.

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

4K Panoramic Panasonic Tested

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Panasonic has released their first 4K cameras, and surprisingly, they are panoramic, which they tout include high sensitivity 1/2" image sensors, true WDR, auto back focus, and other features not common in competitive cameras. But will the combin...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

Testing Scallop Panoramic Cameras

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For years, Arecont Vision's SurroundVideo line has been practically the only multi-imager option, but with their poor reputation, multi-imager cameras are still not widely used. Scallop Imaging aimed to change that with their D7 line, a 5-imager,...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Mobotix Wedge Panoramic Camera

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Mobotix was one of the first manufacturers with panoramic cameras. Since then, everyone has gone 360, and panoramic cameras have become commonplace. Now, Mobotix has a new wedge style panoramic camera that is being offered at a steep discount to...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Calculating 180 and 360 Camera Coverage

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The key challenge in designing and using 180 and 360 cameras is to determine how far can they deliver meaningful details. Their upside is that they can see 'everywhere' or, at least, an incredibly wide area. But the downside is that, spread out s...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Hikvision Tribrid Recorder Tested

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HD over existing coax, IP and legacy analog cameras, all in a single recorder. A 16 camera 'tribrid' DVR that does all that for less than $400. This is what Hikvision is claiming with its 7200 series HDTVI tribrid DVRs. We bought one of them,...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

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