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Axis Cameras

by JPElectron » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:42 pm

I LOVE vitamin d Video ! (although I'm stressed to say which is better; the functionality or the price - both awesome)

FYI the AXIS 247S works, although since it was not specifically in your list I picked AXIS 241Q Video input 1

Is it safe to assume that the AXIS M1113 will work too, even though it is not specifically in your list: http://vitamindinc.com/cameras.html

Thanks - JP

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Re: Axis Cameras

by ryan » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:54 am

Hi JPElectron,

Thanks for the feedback! Glad to hear you're happy with the app and you've been having success!

I did a bit of googling and found people reporting that the Axis M1113 has a video stream URL similar to what we have listed as "Axis (other MPEG-4 - type A)" and "Axis (other MPEG-4 - type B)" in the setup wizard. As we don't have access to this model and have not tried it ourselves I can't tell you whether or not it will work. I would certainly hate for you to purchase a camera to find out that it isn't compatible. If you can get access to that model before you buy however, those are the two settings to test. And if you do have access to try those out it would be great to hear your results!
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Re: Axis Cameras

by JPElectron » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:08 pm

Just confirming that the Axis M3011, M1103, and P1344-E all work great with Vitamin D Video

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Re: Axis Cameras

by doug » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:30 pm

Thanks! Axis cameras appear to be pretty darn consistent about working, but we always appreciate confirmation that cameras work.

Which settings did you use for each of these cameras? Two of the cameras are listed in our current settings table, but one isn't:
  • M3011 - used Axis M3011 settings?
  • M1103 - ?
  • P1344-E - used Axis P1344 settings?

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Re: Axis Cameras

by JPElectron » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:41 pm

Actually, I didn't notice each specifically in the list (I bet you updated the list since that last time I checked) but I've been using "241Q - port 1" for all of them.

I realize the HTTP path to the video stream is the same across all these devices, which is why "241Q - port 1" works, but I post for the benefit of others who "need" to see their specific model listed.

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Re: Axis Cameras

by doug » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:21 pm

JP,

Actually, we have subtly different settings for various Axis cameras, though there certainly are a huge number that are the same (and generally any Axis setting will work for the most part).

For the 241Q settings, for instance, we don't specify the resolution to the camera in the stream path (I think that the many Axis encoders don't support the resolution= option, though I have a note that we didn't actually try it on the 241Q itself). Not specifying the resolution can have some impact on bandwidth used / quality provided. You might want to try one of the other settings to see if you like it better?

One other thing to try if you're adventurous: "Axis (other MPEG-4 - type A)" and "Axis (other MPEG-4 - type B)". The MPEG4 steam from the Axis cameras is quite nice (better quality and less bandwidth), but isn't the default because:
  • The image is a little darker (not sure why).
  • The MPEG4 is an RTSP stream, which means it doesn't traverse firewalls as well and isn't quite as robust to packet drops (it's optimized for real time, not recording).

Thanks!

-Doug

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Re: Axis Cameras

by JPElectron » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:34 pm

Thanks much, your right, selecting the correct camera reduced my NIC utilization by 1/3 of the original.

In the case of the M1103, which max resolution capability is 800x600, I picked the closet's looking camera chassis you had listed, so M1114 and set recording at 1024x768

I couldn't try the MPEG options on this network, likely due to firewall issues, which are beyond my control - but I will give that a try elsewhere.


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