Panorama Camera

See the World from a Wider Angle

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Dewarping technology plays a crucial in panorama camera’s final recording result. First of all, the users have to decide whether to adopt camera with edge-dewarping or client dewarping function.

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anorama camera is the most ideal surveillance option when an all-around monitoring is needed. Instead of deploying multiple surveillance cameras, it only takes one set of panorama camera to have the entire area covered, which helps the users reduce unnecessary cost on cabling, installation, power consumption, and storage.


Besides entrance, lobby, and reception areas, panorama camera can also capture a clear overview at the crossings of corridors effortlessly; it is perfect to be adopted in the open spaces such as shopping mall, airport, station, parking lot, and commercial building.


A decisive factor for remarkable panoramic recording result is the lens quality. “As image quality is typically degraded at the edge of the picture when ordinary fisheye lenses are used,” said Riki Nishimura, GM of Visual Security Solution, Sony Professional Solutions Asia Pacific Company (PSAP). “An advanced, high-quality lens is required to capture a true hemispherical view with no blind spots, with the video footage being crisp and clear right to the edge of the picture.”


Dewarping technology plays a crucial in panorama camera’s final recording result. First of all, the users have to decide whether to adopt camera with edge-dewarping or client dewarping function. “Edge dewarping function allows the panoramic camera to stream a portion of the 360º view into a dewarping image while client dewarping function streams a full circle image that needs the video management system (VMS) to dewarp,”said Eric Ho Kai Kwong, Product Marketing Manager of Bosch Security Systems. For the users deploying client dewarping surveillance solution, it is important to make sure that the chosen VMS is able to dewarp panoramic recording image. “It will not be possible to review the recording footage and extract evidence if the VMS does not support dewarping in playback mode,” Kwong continued.


As lobby area is one of the most popular locations to apply panorama camera, the camera has to be able to deliver exceptional image under any lighting environments. According to William Ku, VP of International Business Division at VIVOTEK, when it comes to deploying panorama camera, one of the key factors to considerate is that whether the camera comes with WDR enhancement and 3D noise reduction (3DNR) functions; even under high-contrast and low-light conditions, the camera can still capture polished video and maintain optimal image quality.


In order to make the most of your panorama camera and achieve the best of its coverage, it is important to bear in mind that the camera has to be mounted at least 3-metre high and with no obstruction in front of it, suggested Kevin Saldanha, Senior Product Manager of Pelco by Schneider Electric.


asmag.com here gives you five selected panorama cameras:

Bosch FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 7000 MP

Bosch Security Systems

Bosch FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 7000 MP

  • Intelligent Video Analysis –Alerting you when needed and helps you quickly retrieve video footage
  • Intelligent Tracking – Only track objects based on preset rules 
  • Intelligent Auto Exposure - Perfect exposure every time

The FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 7000 MP offers a 360º overview image of an area, while enabling users to simultaneously zoom in on an object of interest. Capturing an incredibly high resolution image with its 12MP sensor at 30fps, it provides superb clarity and enables easy capture of fast moving objects.
- By Eric Ho Kai Kwong, Product Marketing Manager of Bosch Security Systems

LILIN

LILIN FD2452v D&N 360° panorama
dome IP camera

  • Full HD 5.0 megapixel CMOS image sensor 
  • True H.264 AVC/MPEG-4 part 10 real-time video compression
  • H.264 and Motion JPEG multi-profile video streaming

LILIN Panoramic fisheye camera is capable of seeing everything in a scene with high resolution 5-megapixel CMOS sensor and able to cover a large area such as entrances,
exits and lobbies.

- By Chris Hsu, Global Marketing Director at LILIN

LILIN FD2452v D&N 360° panorama dome IP camera
Pelco Optera IMM Series with SureVision 2.0

Pelco by Schneider Electric

Pelco Optera IMM Series with SureVision 2.0

  • 180⁰ Panoramic IP Camera 
  • onstant, seamless situational awareness
  • Multiple immersive PTZ views at VMS 

Optera cameras use advanced SureVision 2.0 technology to optimize images from each of four sensors and then seamlessly stitch and blend them together at the boundaries to present you with a natural continuous panorama. No more worries about poor alignment between sensors, having to manually sequence images, or gaps in information.
- By Kevin Saldanha, Senior Product Manager of Pelco by Schneider Electric

Sony Electronics

Sony SNC-HM662 network mini dome camera

  • Maximum resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels with a 5-megapixel
    CMOS sensor
  • 360-degree hemispheric imaging technology with a panomorph lens
    from ImmerVision
  • Advanced dewarping technology with video management software (VMS) for immersive monitoring

The SNC-HM662 takes a radically different approach, using a unique panomorph lens by ImmerVision to capture a true hemispherical view with no blind spots. Video footage from the 5 megapixels sensor is crisp and clear right to the edge of the picture, with a frame-rate up to 13fps.
- By Riki Nishimura, GM of Visual Security Solution, Sony Professional Solutions Asia Pacific Company (PSAP).

Sony SNC-HM662 network mini dome camera
Pelco Optera IMM Series with SureVision 2.0

VIVOTEK

VIVOTEK FE8391-V fisheye network camera

  • 12-Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 12 fps @ 2944x2944
  • 1.5 mm Fisheye Lens for 180° Panoramic View and 360° Surround View

VIVOTEK FE8391-V is the latest Ultra-Megapixel fisheye fixed dome network cameras. It features a removable IR-cut filter, maintaining clear images 24 hours a day. The built-in IR LEDs in FE8391-V enable the camera to provide uniformly 360° surround illumination for clear viewing up to 10 meters, even in completely dark environments.
- By William Ku, VP of International Business Division at VIVOTEK