Storage Requirements Planner

Camera

Scenario settings

Camera settings

Power frequency

Recording type

Miscellaneous

The values for this planner have been determined using statistical methods.

Results of the storage requirements planner are only estimates and are not binding in any way.

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Example: Image complexity
Low complexity:

An image with low complexity shows only few details and consists mainly of one color (as shown in the example).

 

Image complexity low


Medium complexity:

Despite numerous details the image consists of many big monochrome areas.

 

Image complexity medium


High complexity:

Despite numerous details the image consists of many big monochrome areas.

 

Image complexity high

Example: Motion Rate in Images
Image with very low motion rate:

In this image, there is little or no movement.

 

Image motion rate low


Image with normal motion rate:

This scene shows a gas station. Considering more than 1,000 customers plus the employees, there is a lot of movement in the camera image. However, there are still a lot of static objects which do not move at all.

 

Image motion rate normal


Image with very high motion rate:

This scene has been recorded at the entrance of a soccer stadium. Showing a couple of thousands of supporters, the motion rate is very high.

 

Image motion rate high

Explanation: Number of Hours with Daylight or Illumination

Number of hours the scene is illuminated. (For outdoor use with regular change of day and night about 16 hours.) In a 24-hour illuminated production hall, 24 hours have to be entered.

Explanation: Dual Image Recording

With dual cameras of MOBOTIX it is possible to record both sensors in form of a double image.

Explanation: Display Mode

The storage requirement planner distinguishes three different display modes.

Full

"Full Image" mode with hemispheric cameras is only possible when using a hemispheric lens.

 

Display mode Full


Panorama

 

Display mode Panorama


Default

 

Display mode Default

Example: Video Codec of the Recording
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG)

Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) is a video codec in which every single image is compressed as a JPEG.

MxPEG

MxPEG is a procedure developed by MOBOTIX to compress and store video data with low network load and high image quality. MxPEG data can be displayed using the MOBOTIX applications MxEasy or MxControlCenter. The MxPEG ActiveX control allows video and audio data of MOBOTIX cameras to be displayed in other applications as well, such as e.g. Internet Explorer.

Explanation: Maximum Frame Rates for Continuous and Event Recording

Rates of all cameras, series 25/15 (e.g. M25, D25, Q25, T25, M15, S15)

M-JPEG:
Resolution VGA XGA MEGA QXGA 5MP 6MP
Max. frame rate* 25fps 18fps 12fps 6fps 4fps 4fps
MxPEG:
Resolution VGA XGA MEGA QXGA 5MP 6MP
Max. frame rate* 30fps 30fps 30fps 15fps 8fps 6fps

* The maximum frame rate of a thermal camera is approx. 9 B/s.


Rates of all cameras, series 24/14 (e.g. M24, D24, Q24, T24, S14)

M-JPEG:
Resolution VGA XGA MEGA QXGA
Max. frame rate 25fps 12fps 8fps 4fps
MxPEG:
Resolution VGA XGA MEGA QXGA
Max. frame rate 30fps 30fps 30fps 15fps

Rates of M12, V12, M22, D22, D12, Q22 cameras

M-JPEG:
Resolution VGA XGA MEGA QXGA
Max. frame rate 16fps 8fps 6fps 4fps
MxPEG:
Resolution VGA XGA MEGA QXGA
Max. frame rate 30fps 18fps 14fps 10fps
Explanation: Expected Events per Day

Here you have to enter the number of events you expect to occur per day.

Example: Monitoring of the entrance door.
The expected number of events would be determined by how often someone steps through that door per day.

Explanation: Maximum Data Rate (frame rate is adjusted)

Use the option "Maximum data rate" to define the bandwidth available for each camera’s recording. The camera’s recording frame rate is then estimated for the settings chosen accordingly.

Based on the above settings for a given scenario and the recording parameters, the actual average data rate can be higher than the maximum data rate selected. In this case, the frame rate used for recording is reduced in such a way that the resulting data rate is either lower or very close to the selected maximum data rate.