H.265/HEVC 3MP/4MP Network Cameras

Hisilicon H.265 IP Cameras Hi3516D/Hi3516A+OV4689

As IP in video surveillance has reached maturity, we will see fast adoption of new video compression format H.265. Many security camera manufacturers integrate H.265 video compression technology into their latest released 2MP/3MP/4MP/5MP network cameras.

Hisilicon and Ambarella, are the major HD video SoC solution providers, both of them released the HD media SoCs utilize H.265 video compression technology. S3 is the first H.265 SoC that supports maximum 4K@60fps video encoding capability. Hi3516A is the first H.265 SoC in Hisilicon H.265 product portfolio. Thereafter,In 2015, Ambarella unveils S3L SoC brings the low bit rate benefits of H.265 to cloud-based home monitoring and mainstream professional camera, Hisilicon developed Hi3516D which supports 4MP@15fps/3MP@30fps video encoding with H.265 compression technology, meanwhile the latest Hi3519 SoC can offer 4K@60fps H.265 video encoding.

Compared with H.264 traditional video compression technology, the latest H.265/HEVC can greatly reduce file size, meanwhile keep image quality, so utilizing H.265/HEVC video surveillance equipment, you can save max. 50% network bandwidth and video storage capacity. Based on the same network infrastructure, you can connect more network cameras to network. H.265 technology greatly helped to accelerate the popularity of 4K UHD network equipment.

Today, we are going to introduce you the H.265 network cameras that based on Hisilicon SoC. As we know, a network camera consists of CMOS image sensor and SoC two major parts. The video quality and reliability rely on these two core components.

NS4025V5-D is a professional network camera for indoor & outdoor video surveillance applications. This newly developed H.265 network camera utilizes OV4689 + Hi3516D solution to deliver 4MP@15fps/3MP@30fps high definition video. Equipped with 3 pieces Infrared Array LEDs, the camera can have up to 50 meters night vision range. It's equipped with a megapixel 2.8-12mm lens to provide flexible viewing angle. In addition to DWDR, BLC, HLC, smart video analytics, NS4025D-D can choose to add Power over Ethernet (PoE) and motorized lens (Auto-Focus).

3MP/4MP Bullet Type H.265 IP Camera
3MP/4MP Bullet Type H.265 IP Camera

EK4025D1-D is a vandal-proof dome network camera that comes with 2.8-12mm vari-focal lens, it adopts IP67 weatherproof design, offers 1K vandalism protection. Utilizing the Hi3516D+OV4689 IP camera module, this network camera also can deliver 4MP@15fps/3MP@30fps high definition video.

3MP/4MP Vandal-proof Dome H.265 IP Camera
3MP/4MP H.265 IP Dome Camera
  • 1/3”4.0 megapixels Progressive OV4689 CMOS Image Sensor
  • Hisilicon Hi3516D, Linux OS
  • Effective Pixels 2688(H)x1520(V)
  • Excellent Min. Illumination 0.001Lux/F1.2 (Color)
  • 3D digital noise reduction
  • Privacy Masking Up to 4 areas
  • H.264/MJPEG/H.265 video compression
  • Resolution 4MP(2688x1520)/3MP(2048x1536)/1080P(1920×1080)/720P(1280×720)
  • Main Stream  2688x1520(1 ~ 15fps)/2048x1536(1 ~ 25/30fps)
  • Sub Stream D1/VGA/QVGA(1 ~ 25/30fps)
  • Bit Rate 32KB ~16Mbps; support VBR; CBR
  • Data Storage Video record; Picture format
  • Trigger Manual; Automatic(motion detection; alarm; schedule; cycle )
  • Alarm data transmission FTP; E-mail; Browser; CMS
  • Max. User Access 10 users; IE; Google; Firefox
  • Smartphone App for Windows Mobile; iPhone; iPad; Android
  • Power Supply DC12V / PoE (802.3af)
  • Power Consumption <6W
  • Working Environment -20°C~+55°C; Less than 90% RH

If both network cameras adopt the Hi3516A + SONY IMX178 IP camera module, they can deliver 5MP@30fps ultra high definition H.265 compressed video. The camera also can have rich interface including Audio I/O, Alarm I/O, BNC Output, RS485, USB 2.0 etc.

Codec Max. Resolution Specification Interface Item
H.264/H.265 4MP Hi3516D+OV4689, 4MP
4MP@15fps, 3MP@25/30fps
Built-in PoE
Motorized 2.8-12mm/4Mp Lens
1CH Audio Input/Output
1CH Alarm Input/Output
1CH Analog Out
RS-485; Reset Button
USB (Support up to 64GB)
2MP Super WDR
HI3516A+Panasonic MN34229, 2Mp
Built-in PoE
Motorized 2.8-12mm/2Mp Lens
1CH Audio Input/Output
1CH Alarm Input/Output
1CH Analog Out
RS-485; Reset Button
USB (Support up to 64GB)
5MP Low illumination
HI3516A+ 1/1.8"Sony IMX178, 5MP
Built-in PoE
Motorized 2.8-12mm/5MP Lens
1CH Audio Input/Output
1CH Alarm Input/Output
1CH Analog Out
RS-485; Reset Button
USB (Support up to 64GB)

OmniVision OV4689 is a 1/3 inch color 4-megapixel (2688x1520) image sensor delivers native 16:9 video ratio images. According to OV4689 Datasheet, OV4689 can capture full-resolution 4-megapixel high definition (HD) video at 90 frames per second (fps), 1080p HD at 120 fps, and binned 720p HD at 180 fps. The sensor's high frame rates enable crisp, clean image and video capture of fast moving objects.

Hisilicon Hi3516D is A7@600MHz, high performance video SoC supports maximum 5 megapixel resolution H.264/H.265 video encoding. It supports 3D noise reduction, D-WDR and Frame/line base WDR, HLC, BLC, and lens distortion correction. This SoC supports auto-focus (AF) motorized lens, allows camera to deliver HD video with high clarity even when IP cameras work under challenge lighting conditions.

As confronting fierce competition in entry-level market, security camera manufacturers strive to catch the latest trend, so that they can keep market share and avoid being hit hard by price wars initiated by the Chinese. We expect that more and more security equipment manufacturers will released H.265 based HD network video surveillance equipment, and H.265 products will become popular in the upcoming 2016.

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