High Definition Video

High Definition and Megapixel Video

Wider Angles With Better Quality Images! The increased image resolution in megapixel/HDTV network cameras offer a number of benefits compared to other solutions.

When every detail matters!

With a megapixel or HDTV network camera, the resolution is at least three times better than an analog CCTV camera.

It boils down to a simple truth: Megapixel and HDTV means higher resolution. Higher resolution means more detail. More detail means better possibilities for identification.

Same number of cameras more coverage

Another argument in favor of megapixel and HDTV network cameras is that they can cover larger scenes than non-megapixel network cameras at a given number of pixels per area.

For example, if four non-megapixel network cameras provide good coverage of your monitored scene, one 2.0 megapixel network camera will cover an even larger area, with no loss of image resolution.

Different aspect ratios for more efficient surveillance

Network video enables images to be delivered in different aspect ratios, which is especially advantageous in combination with the high resolution that megapixel network cameras offer. In a conventional TV monitor, an aspect ratio of 4:3 is provided. Network video can offer the same ratio, in addition to others, such as 16:9. For HDTV network cameras specifically, to comply with the SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) HDTV standards, the cameras are required to deliver 16:9 aspect ratio in full frame rate 30/25.

The advantage of a 16:9 aspect ratio is that unimportant details, usually located in the upper and lower part of a conventional-sized image, are not present and do not take up bandwidth and storage space.