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Posted by (PeteCresswell) on February 14, 2012, 1:41 pm
Per j:

That sounds attractive.   Make/Model?
Pete Cresswell

Posted by j on February 14, 2012, 4:04 pm
On 2/14/2012 8:41 AM, (PeteCresswell) wrote:

I think this is what I have:


I've used it lightly so I can't give a good review on it. The video
quality just seems fair.

There are others that may be better. Note, Jim's post on game cameras. A
trip to a sporting goods store may be in your future.


Posted by (PeteCresswell) on February 14, 2012, 8:52 pm
 Per j:

Actually, I have a game camera - but want to go to an IP cam.

I'm testing a few: a couple of FosCam 640x480's with different
size lenses, an EdiMax 1280x1024, and a muy expensivo Sony
1920x1080.   If somebody is willing to put up with a little
foreplay, they can be viewed at PeteCress.DynDNS.org:8080

One mode involves using IE and letting the web page download an
ActiveX control, for the other you need to click something like
"JAVA/JPEG Viewer" up to the right of "Blue Iris Remote View".

Click on one of the camera names to get the full image for that
camera.  On my PC, at least, rolling the mouse wheel zooms.

ID/PW = guest/aardvark, but it won't be good forever.
Pete Cresswell

Posted by j on February 15, 2012, 2:09 am
 On 2/14/2012 3:52 PM, (PeteCresswell) wrote:


No static IP?

It looked to me that they are all useable and they are all a bit blown
out. I suppose that is normal for a contrasty night shot. One did not
look better than the others at the web resolution, to me. Although one
appeared to have less "color" depth, such that you could see steps in
the gray scale.

Which one are you favoring?

   Thanks for the look.


Posted by (PeteCresswell) on February 15, 2012, 1:41 pm
 Per j:

DynDns seems to do the job cheaper.

I think the same-ness is an artifact of the Blue Iris
presentation/bandwidth.   Locally there is a huge diff between
the Sony and the FosCam.  If you look again, zoom in on the
lettering of the Stop sign and it will show.

Right now I'm not thinking so much in terms of make/model camera
as in what resolutions work.

The Sony at 1920x1080 is, of course the hands-down favorite - but
it costs almost a thousand bucks.

The EdiMax - at 1290x1024 and less than a tenth of that price -
seems to me to have adequate resolution for most tasks, but it is
not weatherproof, does not seem to accept different lenses, and
does not do IR.

I think the 640x480 FosCams (at $0 each and with IR) could have
a role for small views - like the shot of the side of the car. I
have some alternate lenses coming and we'll see....  But for
other than small views like a doorway or the side of that car, it
seems to me like 640x480 just does not offer enough resolution
for facial recognition.

HD is awfully pricey.... 1280x1024 seems to me like the sweet
spot for my anticipated use.  

I've got an el-cheapo ($8) enclosure coming and then we'll see
about the EdiMax and maybe some motion-sensing floodlights to get
around the lack of IR.

I'm a little puzzled about the vast preponderance of 640x480
cams.   Unencumbered by any real knowledge, it seems to me like
the only diff between 640x480 and 1280x1024 would be the sensor
they put in the cam - and the $0 EdiMax would seem tb proof that
the more capable sensor doesn't have to add that much to the
Pete Cresswell

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