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4K Video in Today’s Security Camera Systems

By Brian Merritt / January 8, 2015 / 1 Comment

Although 4K video offers surveillance applications several major advantages in terms of video resolution and frame rate, it has a few limitations that may slow down the roll out of the technology for security and surveillance applications. 4K offers four times the resolution of 1080p HDTV. This added resolution can drastically improve identifying an individual,…

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What is H.264, and Why is it Important in CCTV?

By Jonathan / April 4, 2012 / 2 Comments

On the subject of DVRs, I’ve often been asked what H.264 means and why it’s important.  Basically, H.264 is currently the best format for compressing video, and is used on a variety of popular technologies, from Blu-Ray to YouTube.  The ability of a security DVR to be able to compress video is not only important,…

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Choose HDMI on Standalone DVRs

By Kedric Walls / February 13, 2012 / 2 Comments

There are many benefits to having a surveillance system featuring a standalone (analog) DVR. For one, it gives you the power to remotely view your cameras from anywhere in the world via PCs or smartphone devices. And with the ability to add more hard drives, longer viewing times are easily accomplished. Plus, the normal way…

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Benefits of Progressive Scan vs Interlaced

By Will / November 4, 2011 / 2 Comments

As camera technology evolves, and better & greater features are accrued, the term Progressive Scan seems to pop up more and more. While some features are easy to identify by name, Progressive Scan remains a mystery to many. As modern consumers with much experience purchasing TVs, I think most people understand the basic way that…

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