Objective To further your curiosity into why we say that IQeye cameras are superior to the competition on the basis of: 1.Total Cost of Ownership 2.Image Optimization 3.Features and Benefits
Agenda 1000 – Introduction to IQinVision, the camera line and megapixel cameras 1030 – Lenses for MP cameras 1130 – TCO, project design tools Pro Line cameras image optimization 1200 – Lunch 1245 – Extras: FTP, Telnet, cronscript, 1445 – Break 1500 – Anything goes, Q&A
About IQinVision Incorporated in 1998 – growing fast, 10 th anniversary Privately held corporation based in San Juan Capistrano, CA Eastern office in Lancaster, PA European operations in Utrecht, Netherlands Active in 60+ countries Spun out of engineering firm which specialized in networking and imaging technology Pioneering megapixel IP cameras since 1999 Committed to innovation and service excellence 2 Frost & Sullivan awards: Customer Value Enhancement 2006 and Excellence in Technology 2007 Lancaster, PA
Leading with Innovation 1999 – First CMOS progressive scan 1999 – First Power-over-Ethernet 1999 – First digital pan/tilt/zoom 2000 – First megapixel IP camera 2003 – First HDTV images 2004 – First multi-megapixel IP cameras 2005 – First and only on-camera Digital Image Authentication 2007 – First all-weather multi-megapixel PoE network camera
Video Surveillance Goals General Surveillance - live viewing –High detail on recorded video not a priority Forensic – recognizable images –People, vehicle type, license plates, details for accurate “after the fact” analysis High Detail – “evidentiary quality video” –Currency, facial ID, license plates
Resolution Benefits Larger field-of-view More image detail Evidenciary quality in surveillance Fewer cameras needed Less installation and maintence costs (TCO) Replace mechanical PTZ – never miss a thing. Higher results with smart IP video (Video Analytics)
Why Megapixel? Why not Megapixel?
Megapixel Resolution = Greater Digital Zoom Image Detail What they have What they want If your video is unusable, why bother?
Digital Pan/Tilt/Zoom No moving parts Capture everything, all the time Multiple simultaneous control Lets you virtually move around a large image using a smaller viewing window
Digital Pan/Tilt/Zoom – how it works Digital Zoom Factor 1X source 8:1 view Digital Zoom Factor 2X source 4:1 view Digital Zoom Factor 4X source 2:1 view Digital Zoom Factor 8X source 1:1 view Digital Zoom Factor 16X source 1:2 view Digital Zoom Factor 32X source 1:4 view Quality zoom made possible by using Downsampling from multi- megapixel images
Digital cifDigital d1 IQeye Digital PTZ IQeye hdtvIQeye 2 MegapixelIQeye DPTZ 3.1 Megapixel How much zoom do you need?
The Megapixel Myths..... Megapixel cameras are using too much storage Megapixel cameras are bandwidth killers!!! Megapixel cameras are expensive 3 2 1
The Megapixel Myths... too much storage 40KB 57KB36KB 45KB Total 178KB with 4 Cameras
The Megapixel Myths One IQ Megapixel IP Camera 140KB
It’s the Frame, NOT the Frame Rate! Standard resolution - full motion video “its comfortable” 640 x 480 = YouTube!YouTube! Megapixel resolution - forensic Imaging for meaningful investigations 1600 x 1200 = Identify faces/license platesIdentify faces/license plates Time for a little Paradigm shift… Full Motion Video vs Hi Resolution Forensic imaging
Megapixel cameras… are bandwidth killers 640 x 20fps = 6.4 Mbit/sec 1600 x 5fps = 5.6 Mbit/Sec Full Motion Video vs Hi Resolution Forensic Imaging OR… using IQeye digital cropping 1600 x 5fps = 2.96 Mbit/Sec
Network & Storage Performance Speeds and feeds: Resolution 1.3M 1280 x M 1600 x M 2048 x M 2560 x 1920 Avg. file size (Kbits ) 100,000140,000225,000400,000 Bandwidth utilization (Kbits/sec) 1 FPS 800,0001,120,0001,800,0003,200,000 5 FPS 4,000,0005,600,0009,000,0008,000,000 MAX (IQ700) 24,000,000 (30 fps) 22,400,000 (20 fps) 21,600,000 (12 fps) 32,000,000 (10 fps) Images/Gigabyte 10,0007,0005, * All figures are approximates * File size can vary greatly with image complexity and compression settings
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CCTV Wasted Video CCTV Camera = 4:3 Aspect Ratios IQeye smart cameras can be custom tailored Same file size, twice the information Megapixel can actually save BW and storage!
Proper Camera & Lens Selection
The IQeye 4 Series VGA to 2 MP resolution Power-over-Ethernet Simple interface Simple installation Includes lens and mount Competitively priced
New IQeye 4 Mini Dome
The IQeye700/750 Series 1.3 to 5 MP including 720p and 1080p HD On-Camera recording options with IQrecorder Great low-light performance IQ vcam 64 up to independent streams Alarm I/Os, CF card, analog output PoE (<2.5W) input 12 – 24 VDC, 12V AC Image cropping Digital backlight compensation Video motion detection Privacy zones Analytics ready
The IQeye Sentinel TM Series IP66/NEMA 5 (-22°F/-30°C to +122°F/50°C) < 6 watts total power, 12-24V AC or DC IEEE 802.3af PoE compliant Installer-friendly Supports wall, ceiling or parapet mounting methods
The IQeye Alliance TM Series VGA to 5.0 MP resolution H.264 with audio option 3-axis gimbal Vandal-resistant Low-profile Industry-first pivoting hinged shroud
The IQeye510 Camera (EOL in 2010) Global shutter Wide dynamic range, up to 100dB Wide VGA resolution (752 x 480) Up to 60+ fps
The IQeye511 Camera 1.3 mp or 720p Competitively priced Low-profile package IQfocus utility Aux power
IQeye – Key Features Mature/stable network operating system Multi-megapixel resolution (1.3, 2.0,3.1,5.0) Powerful browser-based image management –Image cropping, exposure window, privacy mask, motion zones –LIGHTGRABBER TM – lowlight enhancement Snapshot and AVI maker - site survey tools Live digital PTZ CMOS progressive scan Analog-out – focus tool CF media slot On-camera recording/playback SW On-camera image authentication IEEE 802.3af PoE compliant NVR friendly
The IQeye700/750 Series 5 th & 6 th Generation IQeye Smart Cameras LIGHTGRABBER TM II enhanced low-light technology Simultaneous hi/low res streams Public View Port™ analog output CF slot for on-camera recording IP + analog alarm IO 1,2,3 & 5 megapixel color Real-time at full resolution Available on-camera recording/playback software Available on-camera digital authentication
IQeye750 Day/Night Series 6 th Generation IQeye Smart Camera All the features of the IQeye700 series with true day/night performance
IQ700 & 750 (day/night) Series High-performance multi-megapixel cameras up to 30 images/second up to 20 images/second up to 12 images/second up to 10 images/second Multi-user digital PTZ with Resolution-on-Demand™ Multi-stream low BW and + high resolution Image cropping, include/exclude exposure windows Available on-camera recording/playback software Available on-camera digital authentication
IQ700 & 750 Series – cont’d Public View Port™ Analog output Alarm I/O CF media slot V DC, 24V AC and/or PoE Lens format: 1/2” CS Lowlight sensitivity:.2 lux; < 0.09 (day/night) Power consumption: < 3 watts Operating temp: - 20 to 50C
7xx Series vs xx Series Hardware
7xx Series vs xx Series Hardware What’s the difference? Sensor Size –7x2, 7x3, 7x5 = ½” sensor –711 and 51x – 1/3” sensor Analog Output –7xx = Full Time –5xx = IQfocus Only I/O Port –7xx = Yes –5xx = No On-board Recording Options –7xx = Onboard Compact Flash (CF) Storage Option –5xx = No Onboard Storage Option Shutter –511, 7xx = Rolling Shutter –510 = Global Shutter Rolling vs Global Shutter
Stable, proven operating system Powerful image management/optimization controls Snapshot and AVI maker – site survey tools Digital image cropping, privacy zones Digital backlight compensation/spot metering Multi-zone motion detection Multi-user digital pan/tilt/zoom LIGHTGRABBER TM low-light performance Low power consumption + Power-over-Ethernet CMOS progressive scan sensors Industrial design, interchangeable lens Standard IQeye Features
IQeye Sentinel Series All-weather megapixel IP camera Too many cool things to remember Based on the popular 700 series line Super easy to install Redundant environmental protection Amazingly versatile Unique efficient glass de-fogging technology Robust. Attractive. Full-featured.
IQeye Sentinel Series Technical Specifications Available for entire IQ700/750 family up to 5Mpix IP66/NEMA 5 (-22°F/-30°C to +122°F/50°C) < 6 Watts total power, 12-24VDC, 24VAC IEEE 802.3af PoE compliant IQfocus utility, Alarm I/O Supports wall, ceiling or parapet mounting methods
Sentinel Series Easy Installation 1.Install Junction Box 2.Make Connections 3.Close Junction Box 4.Adjust Camera Position 5.Remove Lens Cover 6.Set FOV and Focus 7.Close Lens Cover 8.DONE! All major required tools for installation (3mm Allen Wrench, Punch Down Tool) are included!
Sentinel Series ease-of-installation STEP 1: INSTALL JUNCTION BOX Determine how you want the Junction Box mounted ( see photos ): 1.Ceiling Mount 2.Wall Mount 3.Parapet Mount a.Install the Junction Box using supplied 2” slotted hex screws (we even threw in a mounting hole template in the box) b.Hang the camera on either side hanger 1 2 3
Sentinel Series ease-of-installation Ethernet via RJ-45 or punch down Twin Heyco sealed connectors Installation Hangers on both sides INSTALL JUNCTION BOX (cont.) c.Feed PoE CAT 5 Cable through right side Heyco fitting d.Use supplied punch down tool to connect CAT 5 or crimp a CAT 5 connector onto the cable and plug it in
Sentinel Series ease-of-installation STEP 2: MAKE CONNECTIONS a.Connect the pre-wired CAT 5 connector from the camera to the labeled “camera side” connector b.Connect the 8 pin Aux/IO connector from the camera to the labeled “camera side” connector STEP 3: CLOSE JUNCTION BOX Close the box using the 3mm hex tool we include! Both hands free to work on camera through 90% of the installation
Sentinel Series ease-of-installation STEP 4: ADJUST CAMERA POSITION STEP 5: REMOVE LENS COVER a.Using the 3mm hex tool, loosen the two screws on the front of the lens cover b.Slide the lens cover out and let it drop on its captive leashes STEP 6: SET FOV AND FOCUS Using the IQfocus port and any analog test monitor, adjust field of view and focus
Sentinel Series ease-of-installation STEP 7: CLOSE LENS COVER STEP 8: DONE! Entire installation, including mounting the Junction Box, takes less than 20 minutes
Performance End Users Want Vandal-resistant Low-profile Surface mount TRUE 3-axis gimbal Pivoting shroud Concealed electronics Exclusive multi-megapixel rated lens
VGA, 1.3 MP and 2 MP models IQcameo-64 independent streams Available with H.264/audio IQfocus and full-time analog video CMOS, PoE Alarm I/O SD card storage for IQrecorder Simplicity Integrators Appreciate
Technical Specs Bubble diameter 4.6” Weight 27.5 oz (about 1.6 lbs) <2.5W power, 12-24V DC, 24V AC 0°- 40° C temperature range 5.7” 3.8”
IQeye Alliance Installation Demo Remove from box Unscrew dome bubble cover Un-snap camera from mounting plate Install mounting plate Make connections Snap camera back into mounting plate Make camera adjustments Re-install dome bubble cover About 25 minutes start-to-finish!!!
Video recording options Dedicated PC with NVR software – Robust enterprise-wide system DVR with IP video input - New models coming with megapixel support Network server - IQeye software with existing server or NAS On-Camera Recording- IQ300 & IQ7xx series or IQevent recording system
NVR Compatible with all the industry leaders
Lenses 101 The basics (and some advanced) Focal Length and Field-of-view width F-Stop – fast and slow lenses Megapixel rating and spot size Lens format vs Imager format “Day/Night” lenses – IR correction Manual Iris vs.... Auto-Iris vs Fixed Iris C-mount, CS-mount, board-mount
CS-mount & C-Mount lenses There are two mount standards They look the same and both have a 1” thread The difference is the distance from the lens to the sensor when installed on the camera –CS-Mount distance is 17.5mm –C-Mount distance is 12.5mm
Sensor Size and Lens Format IQeye cameras are available with a 1/3” or ½” sensor size Lenses are manufactured to match these sizes
Focus, Zoom and Iris adjustments Focus adjustment is marked with ‘Near’ and ‘Far’ or ‘N’ and Adjustment for the iris is marked with an ‘O’ and ‘C’ or ‘Open’ and ‘Closed’ Typical adjustment for the Field of view is marked with the mm ranges.
Sensor Size and Lens Format If the lens format is smaller than the sensor size then you will get dark corners or a “Port Hole” effect
Sensor Size and Lens Format Larger lens formats can be used on cameras with smaller sensor sizes. NOTE: The field-of-view will be smaller (more telephoto) because the images captured by the lens is outside the sensor.
What should be considered in a lens? Megapixel-rated lenses are recommended Manual or fixed iris supported CS mount C/CS adapter required for C-mount lenses 1/2-inch or 1/3-inch formats IR corrected for day/night cameras Low f-stop
Lenses 101 Focal Length and Field-of-view width All lenses have a focal length –Focal length is the distance between the imager and the forward optics of the lens –Focal length is either fixed or varifocal Fixed = never changes Varifocal = adjustable –Integrators prefer varifocal because they are adjustable in the field –Fixed focal lenses generally offer better performance than varifocal Fewer optics = better performance –The longer the focal length, the more telephoto the image will be and the higher the F-Stop will be and vise-versa Imager Focal Length
Lenses 101 Focal Length and Field-of-view width Shorter Focal Length – 4.5mm Shorter Focal Length = Wider Field of View and less zoom Imager
Lenses 101 Focal Length and Field-of-view width Longer Focal Length – 13mm Longer Focal Length = Narrower Field of View but more zoom Imager
Lenses 101 F-Stop, Fast and Slow Lenses The term “F-Stop” is also referred to as “lens speed” –Simply put, the lower the lens F-Stop, the more efficient it is at letting light in –Each of these steps is half the light of the previous step: f/1, f/1.4, f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22 –F-Stop rating on a varifocal lens is the rating for the widest setting. It’s F-Stop at the lens’s telephoto setting is usually much higher (slower)
Lenses 101 Focal Length and F-Stop Because telephoto by its nature is taking in a smaller field of view, it’s also taking in less light. –Telephoto lenses have a higher F-Stop rating than Wide angle lenses. –This is very important in low light applications i.e. a camera may have a “0.2” lux rating, but if it has a lens with a F2.8 rating, it’s only letting in 1/8 the available light, so it will be darker (more noisy)
Lenses 101 Megapixel Rating and Spot Size All lenses have some sort of resolution rating, even if the manufacturer doesn’t publish it. This rating is referred to interchangeably as: –TV Line Rating (old school) –Resolution (i.e. 1.3 Megapixel, 5 Megapixel, etc.) –Spot size (the smaller the better) Most of the time, that rating is the lens center rating –Lenses tend to lose resolution toward the edges Manufacturer ratings tend to be unreliable –Some lenses that aren’t even megapixel “rated” perform very well on megapixel cameras –Some lenses that have a megapixel rating don’t do as well as claimed
Lenses 101 Megapixel Rating and Spot Size Some things to keep in mind –Lens ratings are only a guideline i.e. our V7 is the best glass on the market but is only officially rated at 3 MP, but works great on our 5 MP cameras –Lens performance is subjective What you think looks great and vivid might look blurry to somebody else. In the end we can only guide customers to make the right lens choice –Great camera plus really cheap lens = bad image Some customers buy our cameras but then pair them with inexpensive standard resolution lenses, then complain to us about fuzzy images –IQinVision strenuously qualifies EVERY lens we sell and offer kits that best pair our lenses with the appropriate camera(s) –Learn your lenses – you should know automatically which lenses work best (and worst) with which cameras.
Lenses 101 Lens format vs Imager format Imagers come in different size formats –i.e. 1/2”, 1/3”, 1/4”, 1/6” etc. –Today, all IQinVision cameras are either 1/2” or 1/3” format So do lenses –i.e. 2/3”, 1/2”, 1/3”, etc. –Today, all IQinVision lenses are either 1/2” or 1/3” format Matchups –Matching the format of the lens with the imager is ideal –However you can put a bigger lens on a smaller imager: This uses more of the len’s “sweet spot” But it will make the images more telephoto Also since the lens is gathering more light than is actually hitting the imager, in effect this raises the F-Stop (slower lens) –Putting a smaller format lens on a larger format imager is bad You will get vignettes on the corners of the image.
Lenses 101 IR Corrected “Day/Night” lenses Infrared (IR) light bends more quickly than visible light –Lenses that have poor or no IR correction will show blurry images Imager Visible LightInfrared Light
Lenses 101 IR Corrected “Day/Night” lenses IR Corrected lenses correct the IR light bend so it focuses on the same point as visible light –NOTE: You can use IR corrected lenses on non-day/night cameras with no ill effects Imager Visible LightInfrared Light
Lenses 101 Manual Iris vs Auto iris vs Fixed Iris What is an iris? –A fixed or adjustable diaphragm that allows more or less light to hit the sensor. Three types –Manual – Has to be adjusted manually by the installer during setup –Auto iris – Powered, mechanical iris that adjusts as light conditions change –Fixed – Set by the lens manufacturer and is not adjustable Six-bladed camera iris
Lenses 101 Manual Iris vs Auto iris vs Fixed Iris Is Auto iris better? –Auto iris lenses were invented for three reasons: CCD sensors have poor dynamic range and one of the ways to counter this is to close the iris during bright conditions Bright sunlight can damage CCD sensors Older analog cameras that do not contain advanced digital signal processing like IQeye cameras could not compensate well for changing lighting conditions –Auto iris lenses have some weaknesses MUCH lower life expectancy than manual iris lenses (and when they break, they break closed) They can cause “strobing” or “hunting” Auto iris lens
Lenses 101 C, CS and Board Mount Most of our traditional cameras are “CS” mount –They will accept CS mount lenses –They will accept C mount lenses that have the appropriate C to CS mount adapter Some of our cameras are Board mount –All of our board cameras come with the appropriate lens already, there is no “no lens” option –Alliance is an example C mount lens with C to CS mount adapter Board Mount Lens
Cameras 101 Parts of a camera Analog –Imaging Sensor –Digital to Analog Converter –Digital Signal Processor –Power Board and Connectors –Coax Connector –I/O Connector(s) –Auto iris connector Video leaves camera in analog form, uncompressed and ready to serve Lens Imaging Sensor DA Converter Digital Signal Processor Power/IO Board with Coax Connector, I/O Connector, Power Connectors and Auto Iris Connector
Analog Cameras DVR Analog Monitor COAX Corporate Network or Internet CCTV/DVR
Analog vs Digital Simulated Analog Wave Form Time
CAT-5 IP Video/NVR IP Camera Local Viewing Station Network Storage Corporate Network or Internet
Analog vs Digital Zoom in - Simulated Analog Wave Form Time
Analog vs Digital Digital Sampling of Analog Wave Time
Analog vs Digital Raw Digital Sample Time
Compression Compressed vs Not compressed –Compression types MJPEG MPEG-4 H.264
Compression MJPEG (IQinVision) –Intraframe compression Oldest form of streaming compression Series of snapshots Each frame is individually compressed Considered superior image quality, particularly in applications with a lot of movement Most practical compression today for megapixel Relatively large file sizes compared to MPEG-4 and H.264
Compression MPEG-4 –Interframe compression “Temporal” compression I-Frame or “Key” frame is similar to MJPEG frame Next several frames measure changes to I-Frame, these are called reference or “R” frames I-Frames are same size as MJPEG frames, but R-frames can be MUCH smaller Supports audio synch (MJPEG does not) Inefficient and prone to errors in areas of high movement Very processor intensive, difficult to do effectively with Megapixel sensors
Compression H.264 –Interframe compression Also a form of “Temporal” compression, in fact it’s really the layer 10 standard of MPEG, or MPEG-10 Less prone to errors in high motion, more capable of compressing megapixel resolutions VERY processor intensive, both in compression and decompression Few or no NVRs support H.264 today, but it is considered the future of temporal compression There is no magic bullet compression. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses
CCD vs CMOS CMOS Sensors (what IQinVision uses) –CMOS = Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Cheaper to manufacturer in Megapixel resolution than CCD Natively higher Wide Dynamic Range (wait, what’s that?) Requires less power Most digital cameras and cell phone cameras use CMOS CCD (what most standard res cameras use) –CCD = Charge-Coupled Device Most Security cameras use CCD sensors Tend to over-saturate reds/greens, but then again, that’s what customers are used to Better low-light sensitivity More expensive to produce Consumes more power than CMOS Neither is better than the other. It depends on the application
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Cost to select Cost to acquire Cost to remove legacy system Cost to install new system Cost to make systems work together Cost to train employees on use of new system (both current and future ee’s) Cost to maintain system Cost to expand system Cost to remove and dispose of system
Typical Turnkey Project Profile Integral’s Technology 10 to 15% Profit 5 to 10% Warranty 3 to 5% Installation 25 to 40% Engineering and Commissioning 20 to 25% Peripherals 15 to 20% Technology is only 10% to 15% of the Project!
Image Optimization Selecting the correct camera Selecting the correct compression type Using Pro Line features: –Lightgrabber® –Telnet access
How IQeye LIGHTGRABBER TM Works
Old School Frame Integration On older analog cameras, the cameras had two take 2 or more frames of video, add them together and then send out a single frame Very hard to control blur Each frame was independently white balanced, so the combining of frames often made for odd coloring in changing scenes Very limited exposure control Effects of gain (graininess) combined as frames added together How IQeye LIGHTGRABBER TM Works
What do they do? Our LIGHTGRABBER feature deliver performance that rivals the best day/night cameras in the industry. How do they work? They dynamically adjust each IQeye in real-time for sensitivity and motion using advanced digital frame integration and signal processing to achieve optimal image quality in any lighting situation. Where are they found? Controls are either on the Image tab on firmware versions earlier firmware and on the Setup/Basic tab on firmware 2.9/2 and later. How IQeye LIGHTGRABBER TM Works
Earlier than 2.9/2 – “Image” tab2.9/2 and Later – “Setup” tab How IQeye LIGHTGRABBER TM Works
IQeye LIGHTGRABBER increases signal gain and exposure time to create brighter images in otherwise dark fields of view. Though IQeye LIGHTGRABBER can significantly increase the brightness of a dark field of view, there are tradeoffs: Increasing the gain also increases the noise or “graininess” of an image. Increasing the exposure time means objects that are moving in the image may be blurred. How IQeye LIGHTGRABBER TM Works
Glossary of Terms Gain – Amplifying the signal. This makes an image look brighter, but also amplifies the “noise” in the image Exposure – This is the amount of time that the pixels are allowed to gather light before they send out a reading to the processor. Just like a regular camera, the longer you leave the shutter open, the more light comes in. Exposure is normally measured in “Hertz” where 30hz means a full second (30 FPS), so 1hz = 1/30 th of a second, 15hz = 15/30 (1/2) a second, etc. Frame rate – This is the number of frames per second that a camera produces, such as 1 fps, 2 fps, 5 fps, etc. Frame Integration – Reference to an analog technology that took two or more frames and added them together before transmission. LIGHTGRABBER TM – IQinVision feature that uses a combination of Gain and Exposure to improve low light performance. How IQeye LIGHTGRABBER TM Works
IQeye LIGHTGRABBER has four different settings Disabled – IQ LIGHTGRABBER functionality disabled 1x - Only the gain function is increased. Images may look noisier and grainier*, but not blurrier than if it was disabled. 2x - Gain is increased, and exposure time is slowed to 15 Hz (.067 seconds). This will also slow the maximum frame rate to 15 fps. 4x - Gain is increased, and exposure time is slowed to 7.5 Hz (.133 seconds). This will also slow the maximum frame rate to 7.5 fps. *If conditions are bright enough, the gain will not increase and images won’t look grainy How IQeye LIGHTGRABBER TM Works
Other stuff you should know - When activated, IQeye LIGHTGRABBER TM will override the camera’s frame rate. Example 1: If the camera’s max frame rate is set to 30fps and IQeye LIGHTGRABBER is set to 2x, when it gets dark enough IQeye LIGHTGRABBER will reduce the frame rate to 15 fps. Example 2: If the camera’s max frame rate is set to 30fps and IQeye LIGHTGRABBER is set to 4x, when it gets dark enough IQeye LIGHTGRABBER will reduce the frame rate to 7.5 fps. How IQeye LIGHTGRABBER TM Works
IQeye LIGHTGRABBER Disabled Image is dark Moving objects are not blurry Image is slightly grainy because of normal gain adjustments No fps change
How IQeye LIGHTGRABBER TM Works Only Gain is affected, no exposure adjustment. Image is a little brighter Image is a little more grainy than usual Moving objects are only slightly blurred No fps change IQeye LIGHTGRABBER – 1X
How IQeye LIGHTGRABBER TM Works IQeye LIGHTGRABBER – 2X More Gain, and some Exposure increase Image is brighter Image is a quite grainy Moving objects are blurry 15 fps maximum
How IQeye LIGHTGRABBER TM Works Exposure time is doubled Image is much brighter Image is grainy, but not as much as 2X Moving objects are very blurry 7.5 fps maximum IQeye LIGHTGRABBER – 4X
How IQeye LIGHTGRABBER TM Works IQeye LIGHTGRABBER turns itself off in bright conditions. Gain and exposure settings are not modified by LIGHTGRABBER Moving objects show no blur No perceivable graininess No fps change IQeye LIGHTGRABBER – 4X – Bright Field of View
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Top 10 1.What is the default username & password for an IQeye camera? Username: root Password: system
Top How do I reset the IQ4, IQ3xx, IQ5xx, and IQ7xx Series cameras back to factory defaults? 1) Remove power from the camera. 2) Locate the NVR/Reset button on the back of the camera. IQ4 Series – Small hole left of the Ethernet port. IQ3xx -- Small hole between the Ethernet and trigger connectors. IQ5xx -- Small hole above the power connector. IQ7xx -- Small hole between the Ethernet and power connectors. 3) Using a straightened paper clip, push and hold the NVR/Reset button. You should be able to feel the button depress. 4) While continuing to hold the NVR/Reset button, apply power to the camera. Keep the reset button pressed for 10 seconds. 5) Release the button and give the camera extra time to re-boot.
Top How do I reset my IQeye Sentinel & IQeye Alliance Series cameras back to factory default? 1) Locate the “Factory” & Reboot” buttons in the power / data back box. 2) Press and hold the “Factory” button. 3) Press the “Reboot” button for 2-3 seconds and release. 4) Continue to hold the “Factory” button for 10 seconds. 5) Release the “Factory” button and give the camera extra time to re-boot.
Top What type of CF (Compact Flash) media does the IQeye 7xx series cameras support? The CF (Compact Flash) media slot on the IQeye 7xx series camera supports both Type I or Type II CF media. Type I media is typically flash memory, and Type II media is typically Microdrives.
Top What type of SD (Secure Digital) media does the IQeye Alliance Series dome cameras support? The SD media slot on the Alliance series cameras supports SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) media. This media is typically 4GB in capacity or higher.
Top How can I record an H.264 stream without an NVR? To record an H.264 stream with audio you must use a third party capture software solution, such as VideoLan Player. VLC allows you to request the RTSP stream. VideoLan can be downloaded for free at A technical tip walk-through is also available in the Tech Tips section on this page.http://www.videolan.org/
Top Can IQrecorder record H.264 stream? IQrecorder will not record the H.264 stream. IQrecorder will only record the MJPEG image stream from the IQeye cameras.
Top Why will the lens not focus? When a lens will not focus on an IQeye camera you want to check the type of lens being installed. There are two types of lens mounts, C-mount and CS-mount. All IQeye cameras use a CS lens mount, and can accommodate either a CS-mount of C-mount lens. If a C-mount lens is being installed it will require a C-to-CS adapter. A C-to- CS adapter is a 5mm spacer that threads onto the camera to provide the appropriate spacing between the lens and the camera so the lens can focus. Note: All C-mount lenses shipped from IQinVision include the C-to-CS adapter ring.
Top Are IQeye cameras sensitive to infrared light? IQeye cameras use color Megapixel, Wide VGA, or VGA image sensors. An infrared cut filter is placed in front of the image sensor for accurate color reproduction. Therefore IQeye cameras with a permanent infrared cut filer will not be sensitive to infrared light. IQeye cameras with a movable Infrared cut filter will be sensitive to Infrared light with a wavelength of nm. IQeye offers the IQ75x and Sentinel series cameras with true day/night functionality ensuring infrared sensitivity with black and white video at night.
Top How do I initiate a telnet session? 1) Open a command prompt. 2) Type 'telnet 3) At Username> root 4) At Local2_> su (short for Super User) 5) At Password> - default is 'system' 6) Local _2 >> Double carat indicates we are logged on with priveleges.
Camera & Lens Selection (Image Detail, Horizontal FOV, Distance) To select the proper camera/lense combination you must first decide what image detail you want. To recognize faces or read a license plate you need at least 40 pixels/foot (131 pixels/meter)
Pixels/foot How much is enough?
Pixels/foot How much is enough?
Telnet Telnet enables access to the advance functionality of the camera –To initiate a telnet session Open a command prompt Type: telnet At the Username prompt type: root At the Local_2> type: su (short for Super User) At the password prompt type the administrative password for the root username (the default is ‘system’). –Note: when typing in the password, the characters will not appear as you type. You will now see a Local_2>> (the double carat indicates that we are logged into the camera with privileges)
Troubleshooting with Telnet Netstat –Shows the current IP’s connected to the camera Handy for seeing what IP’s are accessing the camera. Great for checking if too many simultaneous connections to the camera are causing network bottlenecks
Telnet Initiate a telnet session Login to the camera via. telnet
Telnet Apropos –The Apropos command contains commands for the specified keyword –If the keyword cannot be found, the display will output will state ‘nothing appropriate’ –You can think of this command as asking ‘where do I start’?
Telnet Help –The Help command will display all of the commands that are currently available for that string. –A ? Can also be used to represent ‘help’ –You can think of the ‘help’ and ‘?’ as asking ‘what comes next’?
Telnet Set, Save, Define commands –Set This command changes the parameters value immediately, but not permanently. –This is a good command to use for experimentation, without changing any permanently stored parameters –Save This command is used after the ‘set’ command to save it into permanent memory. –This is used after you have determined that you want to keep the ‘set’ entry permanently –Define This command changes the parameter permanently, but not immediately. You will need to reboot to see the change. Note: not all ‘Set’ commands have a corresponding ‘Save’command. Define may need to be used to set certain parameters. To determine which parameters have been saved to permanent memory use the ‘List’ command. We will cover this next.
Telnet List vs Save commands –List This command will display the permanent settings in the camera (those made by the ‘Define’ command) –Show This command will display the current settings in the camera (those made by the ‘set’ command, but not permanently ‘saved’ or ‘defined’)
Troubleshooting with Telnet Show Version –Shows the current software/hardware versions of the camera Very handy for determining what version of firmware is running
Troubleshooting with Telnet Show Server Counters –Shows the counter values of the camera Handy for seeing camera uptime (since last reboot) and network failures. Also displays the cameras MAC address
Troubleshooting with Telnet Show IP –Shows Statistics about the network configuration of the camera Handy for seeing the IP, netmask and gateway Also shows time protocol characteristics
Troubleshooting with Telnet Netstat –Shows the current IP’s connected to the camera Handy for seeing what IP’s are accessing the camera. Great for checking if too many simultaneous connections to the camera are causing network bottlenecks
Troubleshooting with Telnet Show Image –Shows the image parameters Handy for checking settings like Shutter Speed, JPEG Quality, Max FPS setting, current light level
Cronscripts A cronscript configures the camera to perform tasks at specified times and dates. The commands are held in a file called ‘crontab’ (no file extension). This is stored locally on the cameras /Flash/ directory. The files holds the commands (based off of telnet commands), along with the time parameters on when to execute the given commands. Each task will contain time/date fields, along with corresponding command. You can use comma’s and dashes in the time/date field. You can use * as a wildcard to tell the camera to disregard that field You can use the # symbol in a line, to tell the script to ignore the entire line. –This is beneficial to add a description to the cronscript
Cronscripts Time fields (from left to right). –Minute (0-59) –Hour (0-23) –Day of the month (1-31) –Month of the year (1-12) –Day of the week (0-6 with 0=Sunday)
Cronscripts Example Script
Exposure Settings Explained The exposure settings will optimize only for the pixels inside of the exposure window Average will optimize for both the brightest and the darkest pixels inside of the exposure window ClipAverage will ignore the brightest and darkest pixels inside of the exposure window, and optimize for the median of the pixels. This is IQeye’s default exposure setting DarkDetect will optimize for the darkest pixels inside of the exposure window PeakDetect will optimize for the brightest pixels inside of the exposure window
Rolling Shutter versus Global Shutter Rolling ShutterGlobal Shutter IQ511 – IQ700 / 750 IQ800 / 850 (Sentinel) IQ510 IQeye510
vSMAC and IQCameo What is vSMAC and what are the features? –Video System Management And Control –Multi-Stream Low and High resolution motion video Independent frame rate and resolution per stream –Regions of interest (IQCameo) 64 virtual camera streams Odd aspect ratio support
vSMAC - Benefits Minimal CPU Utilization –Store Hi-resolution /show thumbnail –Have more cameras per CPU Bandwidth friendly –Transmit hi-resolution only on motion –Transmit metadata only –Recall from replay buffer only if motion Efficient for Analytics –Down-sampling of images –Y data only – no artifacts –Support more cameras per analytics server