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 HD Megapixel CCTV


The CCTV market is taking a evolutionary step forward with the inception of Megapixel cameras, perceived by many as the future of the CCTV market.


High-definition (HD) or multi-megapixel (MP) IP cameras are now available that offer a huge jump in image quality compared to conventional surveillance cameras. Available in resolutions up to 5 megapixels (5 megapixels, 2592×1920 pixels, )


Example of HD Surveillance

One of the most compelling advantages of high-definition surveillance systems is their ability to capture not only situation awareness the big picture of what is going on but also fine details that can be used for license plate reading and identifying people. The combination of situational awareness and detail allows security operators to react faster and reduce investigation time, all with a higher probability of prosecution and conviction. The images below illustrate how HD surveillance systems can capture full situation awareness as well as fine detail.


Awareness Image from an HD Surveillance Camera


 A standard camera would only be able to view this image and would then need to be zoomed to view the detail via a PTZ and thus loosing the rest of the picture that is out of view.


With Megapixel cameras this detail can be zoomed into whilst the still recording the whole picture.



Detail 1


Detail 2


Detail 3


The new HD cameras are only part of the equation they are only the up-front, image-capture portion of an end-to-end imaging pipeline.


HD surveillance systems need to be designed as a complete solution that leverages all of the recent technological advances. To take advantage of high-resolution images and preserve their quality, a back-end infrastructure capable of handling HD images is required so that the HD images do not degrade as they move through the system.


New HD surveillance solutions that preserve image quality are transforming the surveillance industry.