HD SDI DVR & Cam
HD SDI DVR & Cam Camera Security
HD-SDI CCTV cameras, also known as HD security cameras, are capable of capturing video surveillance footage at 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). These high definition surveillance cameras must be used with an HD-SDI surveillance DVR. HD-SDI stands for High Definition Serial Digital Interface, but most people call it by the abbreviation HD-SDI. In essence the main advantage over traditional analogue CCTV systems is HD-SDI sends video in a digital uncompressed format to deliver staggering picture quality. Compared with a CIF recorder, our HERO HD DVR will record 20X the image quality .
HD-SDI cameras and recorders allow you to transmit video over coax cable just like analog cameras. Cameras are powered separately using either 12vDC or 24vAC depending on the camera. Most HD-SDI cameras have a transmission distance limitation of 400-600 feet max depending on the technology and coax cable quality. These cameras come in various models such as bullets, domes, full size, and PTZ form factors just like any other camera technology. Camera adjustments have to be made at the camera itself and done manually. Cameras are offered in 1, 2, 3 and 5 Megapixel resolutions. This technology is great for customers that already have existing analog cameras installed using coax cables. Its a simple no fuss upgrade to HD technology.
The extra detail you can see on the video from an HD-SDI camera can often lead to a criminal conviction whereas the analogue camera would have not captured sufficient detail to convict.
Since many CCTV installations already have existing co-ax cable installed, the upgrade path to High Definition CCTV will be less expensive by utilising HD-SDI technology rather than IP. Plus there are other benefits including little set up or IT knowledge is required, basically it’s easy to fit!
You don’t need to upgrade every CCTV camera to HD-SDI at once on a site. By say upgrading 4 key areas like entrances, exits and tills with an HD-SDI DVR and four cameras you add massive value to a CCTV installation without changing it all. However please be aware because HD-SDI is a digital solution and traditional CCTV is analogue, you can not mix the two technologies. For example, an HD-SDI camera will not work on an existing analogue DVR and an HD-SDI DVR will not work with a traditional analogue CCTV camera.
Why use HD-SDI CCTV?
Aside from the obvious advantage of broadcast quality images to help with clearer identification on recorded CCTV footage, HD-SDI also has a number of advantages over IP alternatives.
HD-SDI works with standard RG59 co-ax cable allowing an easy upgrade path for installers to replace analogue CCTV equipment without re-cabling a premises or modifying the customer’s network configuration.
Using RG59 cabling means that an HD-SDI CCTV system isn’t reliant on the restrictions presented trying to transmit CCTV images over a network. It is a robust standalone solution that doesn’t suffer from network interruptions caused by bandwidth issues or latency in processing signals and data. This means smoother images with no unexpected lapses in recording.
HD-SDI is also a global standard whereas IP standards and solutions do vary across the market. Although “ONVIF” (Open Network Video Interface Forum) is trying to set IP standards in reality many IP CCTV products in the real world fail to work with each other correctly, where as HD-SDI has far few issues.
HD-SDI is an opportunity for users of CCTV equipment to get huge benefits in system performance and it’s a great opportunity for CCTV installers to win new business on the trade winds that the new technology generates.
Features of HD SDI include,
- ̇1080p(1920×1080)/ 720p(1280×720) resolution
- ̇Full HD live view and recording
- ̇Plug-and-play on the coaxial cable
- ̇Uncompressed image transmission, no delay
- ̇Progressive scan
- ̇ Picture of 6 times larger than the size of SD-CCTV’s