120 minutes
Camera Fundamentals Knowledge Test Exam

You have 120 minutes to complete and can only take this once. Any questions email us immediately - brian@ipvm.com

You may use the IPVM Camera Calculator or IPVM Camera Finder for any questions.

1 What is another common name for H.264 compression, DRF, or quality in camera settings?*
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What camera type maximizes performance of perimeter detection video analytics?

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3

To capture license plates ~300 feet (100 meters) away, which fixed camera form factor below is most appropriate?

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4

A lens length of 11mm on an 1/2.7" imager camera is closest to what horizontal FoV degrees?

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5 Opening the iris fully has the added benefit of increasing the camera's FoV. *
6

Which manufacturer is a major backer of the HD analog format HD-CVI?

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7 Which of the following statements is LEAST accurate?*
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Andy is standing 50' away from a camera with a 90° AoV. What is the width of the scene where Andy is standing? (answer in feet)

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9 What is the typical aspect ratio for corridor or hallway modes? (answer in 'x:y' aspect ratio format)*
10 A consultant recommends using camera A instead of B, because A has a lower minimum illumination rating (i.e., lux) than B. What should you do?*
11 What's the best camera type to capture facial details of a person walking through a doorway facing the sun?*
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What is the horizontal pixel count of 1080p (Horizontal x Vertical)?

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13 What common IR wavelength will produce the most visible red glow when looking directly at the IR source?*
14 Which of the following is a common negative side effect of using DNR?*
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What is the PPF of a 1080p camera when the Field of View is 14' wide? (IPVM Camera Calculator)

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16 You are told Camera A consumes 5 MB/s while Camera B consumes 12 Mb/s. Which of the following is correct?*
17 When used in 'Hallway Mode' or 'Corridor Mode', what is the horizontal pixel count of a 1080p camera? (Horizontal x Vertical)*
18

Which form factor below, without any additional equipment, is the most vulnerable to vandalism or tampering?

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19

Which is most likely to cause motion blur?

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20

Which streaming mode below fixes the quantization level?

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21

A VMS manufacturer's storage calculator most typically:

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22 Bill is configuring a camera and wants to allow the bit rate to change, but only up to a certain level. What bit rate mode should he use to achieve this?*
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An entrance 15 feet away requires 70ppf. What is the minimum resolution needed? (IPVM Camera Calculator)

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24 Which widely supported API provides a common interface for network devices like IP cameras and video storage?*
25 How much less vandal resistant is IK7 than the IK10?*
26

An IP camera has a default quantization level (or q level) of 27. What happens if you lower it to 13?

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27 Which ONVIF Profile applies to camera streaming? (Answer with single letter)*
28

What is the direct cause of bandwidth reduction when IR illuminators are used in low light scenes?

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29

Which common surveillance compression codec uses intraframe compression only?

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30

You disabled automatic gain control of a camera in a very low light scene. What will most likely happen?

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31

Which option is better when you want to record details happening in unpredictable locations near the camera?

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32

If everything else is equal, which option below offers the broadest focal length range?

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33

A doorway 25 feet away, with a 80°AoV requires 50ppf. Of the options provided, what is the minimum resolution needed? (IPVM Camera Calculator)

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34

A vehicle entrance 25 feet wide requires 70ppf. What is the minimum resolution needed? (IPVM Camera Calculator)

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35

What shutter speed below allows the least light exposure time for the image sensor?

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36

What is the horizontal pixel count of a 5MP camera? (IPVM Camera Calculator)

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37

What two drivers below determine F stop?

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38

In what way does the scene width (in feet / meters) change when a subject moves closer to a camera?

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39 Which of the following statements is LEAST accurate?*
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Which smart CODEC technique typically delivers the most significant bandwidth reduction?

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41 Which of the following is a problem when using integrated IR cameras?*
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Which answer below best describes digital zoom versus optical zoom?

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43

Which of the following best describes 'smart CODECs'?

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44

Which option below is typically more acceptable in simple scenes with little motion / moving objects?

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45

Of the options below, what is the strongest potential advantage of fisheye panoramics over multi-imager panoramics?

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46

What is the maximum number of real frames a camera can produce in one second when set to 0.033 shutter speed?

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47 How much does the FoV width increase for every foot away from a panoramic / 360° camera? (Approximate)*
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A box camera mounted on a building with a 9mm lens monitors a driveway entrance 75' away. To ensure a deep FoV, what should you do?

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49 What does IPVM consider to be 'true' WDR for MP cameras?*
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Which of the cameras below are true WDR, true Vandal, support Corridor Mode, and 1080p? Use: IPVM Camera Finder

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