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Video streams

by nunuvyurbiz » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:05 pm

Hi -

If I understand this correctly after reading the FAQ and some other comments:

  • SH only analyzes 10 fps and stores 10 fps
  • SH will ignore anything more than 10 fps
  • But it really needs 10 fps
  • So if you can guarantee 10 fps, then don’t bother setting your camera for more
  • But you might set your camera to more, like 15 or 20 fps, so that SH will still get 10 fps if there are (brief!) network hiccups, CPU overload, etc.
  • Set the i-frames to your fps-1 (or less) (e.g., 19 for 20 fps, 9 for 10 fps)

I set my camera to 10 fps, and reduced the compression down to like 10 percent, but then started getting frame rate warnings, so I put it back to 20 fps. (Axis 1011-W)

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Re: Video streams

by tesla8er » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:00 pm

Setting your camera to higher rates than 10 fps ensures that there is never an under-run happening. Depending on network conditions and other circumstances it's hard to tell how many more fps are needed to never encounter a warning, but you should usually be save with 15-20 fps.

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