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  1. So THATS whats up with the DVMRE powersupplies. I always wondered and GE Tech support never would explain why they had two skus for DVMRE powersupplies.
  2. It can be. Then again, it might not be. Depends a lot on the manufacturer.
  3. Bean00

    Neighborhood CCTV

    Nope, exactly the same FOV.
  4. Bean00

    Neighborhood CCTV

    You get interlacing with d1, sure. That's why you de-interlace. The 18% calculation works for D1 but does it work for cif? At 320 pixels wide that means the plate is ~60 pixels wide. IS that enough detail to read a plate? I'm be aiming for 35-40% plate/screen ratio if I was forced to use CIF. But I wouldn't use CIF, I'd use D1 on a DVR that has a good de-interlace tha is tuned for motion. (aver's de-interlace #2 works great for my needs). It's not better. Bosch/Extreme recommends trying 2CIF if you have an issue with D1 because of possible deinterlacing issues. They absolutely do not recommend CIF. Matter of fact they state to record higher than CIF in those docs I linked to earlier in the post. And the 18% rule won't work in CIF as it would be too pixelized to read in that small of an image.
  5. Call GE Tech support, they'll probably be able to walk you through getting into the unit. Also, I do not recommend removing the HDD. From what I recall, those units autoformat when the drive is put back into the machine so if you can't get it off with the PC, your data is gone.
  6. Actually this has changed. Check out the new Pano chip, and the new Sony Effio series. Both have higher effective pixels. 976 (H) x 494 (V) But yes, 99% of those so called 600-700TVL cameras are scarcely different from the older 480TVL cameras. Heck, I've seen a few 420TVL cameras that people are claiming 600+ on.
  7. Bean00

    Neighborhood CCTV

    Hi Birdman Adam. standard lens calculations are for field of view. standard lens. the REG-X and the rest have a Black lens it cant see field of view its there to look for reflections from its IR reflecting back. if you stand infront of the camera it will not see you at all but it will pick-up reflection from your watch or belt buckle. Well it has an IR pass filter, so that it blocks light that it's not emitting. It helps with LPR tag rec on reflective plates, eliminating other light sources in the image such as headlights. But a 1/3" CCD with a 1/3" 16MM lens is the same field of view regardless of whether it has a IR pass filter or not.
  8. Mace bought Exxis, and yes that is designed for that camera. Sent you a PM regarding an email to send the pinout to.
  9. Bean00

    Neighborhood CCTV

    You know what? I think I'm done with discussion. Birdman Adam gets it, and thats the only reason why I posted this info. I don't need to debate whether 18% of an image at 5m is the same as 18% of an image at 20m. Scruit, I got to say. You have the sweetest mobile setup I've ever seen.
  10. The unit you have is known as a "linux embedded" unit. The OS is on a DOM(disk on module). Should be SATA HDD, I'd stick with SEAGATE SV35.5 Drives.
  11. Bean00

    Neighborhood CCTV

    Again, I'm not talking about the software itself. The Cameras are specified in order to provide the necessary amount of information for ALPR(or ANPR) to operate effectively. The camera isn't doing the work - but ALPR/ANPR software requires more detail than the human eye to identify plates and Bosch/Extreme spec their cameras to provide that level of detail. And again, I was only pointing out this fact to state that since he ISN'T doing ALPR, he has a little extra wiggle room on those distance numbers. More is always better. 18% is just the number Bosch uses. And since they tend to be conservative on LPR capture, I went with that number .
  12. Please put me in the manufacturers group. Thanks.
  13. Bean00

    Telus recently began a 3G+ network

    They have an app for that?
  14. Bean00

    Neighborhood CCTV

    Heres another good resource from them. http://stna.resource.bosch.com/documents/REG-XClose-rang_ApplicationReference_enUS_T6006569227.pdf Yeah, I don't recommend pushing the specified distance too much, but there is wiggle room. and tomcctv, Bosch specifies the distances on their LPR cameras to provide optimum resolution for ALPR(automated license plate recognition) applications. So that "used in conjuction with ALPR software" it works flawlessly. For standard plate capture, to be reviewed by a human eye, you don't need as high of a pixel density.
  15. Great! I am familar with that unit under a different name. That model does support USB attached storage - so you should be able to do exactly what you did with the Speco unit. And Rory is right, if you don't mind voiding your warranty you could always put in a new drive.
  16. Bean00

    Neighborhood CCTV

    Btw, Bosch(and Extreme before them) recommend that the DVR be set to 2CIF rather than D1 for LPR capture. However they changed the wording since it became Bosch, now stating "sometimes" 2CIF is better. http://stna.resource.bosch.com/documents/REGL1LicensePla_SolutionBrief_enUS_T6224639499.pdf Page 2, under DVR Settings Optimized for REG. The Bosch LPR range specs are for ALPR. Simple capture only needs about 18% of the image and can a bit further away. Human eye is still a bit better at reading numbers than a computer .
  17. What brand is it? Some DVRs simply do not support external storage.
  18. Bean00

    SONY Megapixel

    Sony's embedded NVR is a little limited. Their software will depend on the PC.
  19. Bean00

    PC screen recording

    True, but the company that does no one has ever heard of so I thought Vitek might be a better option.
  20. True enough... it depends on which "flavor" of H.264 it is and how you implement it. H.264 Main profile and High Profile should give you better video quality than MPEG-4 at similar bitrates. Most reputable manufacturers are using Main Profile it seems these days. Not sure what Geovision is using as they just call it "GEO H.264"(and was in no way am I saying they are not a reputable manufacturer.)
  21. Not really, in most cases that just means worst quality recordings, although longer recordings. To qualify this: MPEG-4 is a compression design to reduce the file size of video. You do lose some quality with this. H.264 is an improved version of MPEG-4 and should give you better video quality at the same bitrate compared to MPEG-4. MJPEG is a much larger file size however is superior in quality.
  22. Well my 3500mah battery hasn't blown up yet - for that matter neither has the hub lol. For anyone who has the HTC EVO - the seidio 3500mah is a must. 4G, Wifi, GPS all enabled and I'm still in the green when I go to bed. now I actually get to use my super phone lol. Yeah sucks that the iPhone wont let you change the battery - though I hear it gets pretty good battery life overall. Of course it doesn't have a 4G radio to suck the juice out of it.
  23. ^^^ What he said. There is a reason that the largest share of the US market is owned by manufacturers who OEM products. Most true manufacturers either don't understand our market or won't invest what they need to in order to provide the level of support and service to the integrator. It's not just about price - it's about value. Not to mention those true manufacturers who do decide to come into the US really irritate their largest customers - the Manufacturers who rebrand their products.
  24. You could try running parallels desktop and windows on your mac. Not the perfect solution but it's an option.