If you are looking for an outdoor security camera that protects image color and tone reproduction and sees through the dark like it’s daylight, then you want a camera with the Sony™ Effio™ video processor on the inside.
Sony Advanced Image Processing Brings the EFFIO Video Processor
The Effio video processor comes from Sony, home of premium quality consumer video, so it’s no surprise when they lend their expertise to CCTV products.
The Effio video processor sits at the analog front end (AFE) of the video image capture process (see simplified diagram at left). Here it intercepts signals prior to digital signal processing. This provides the DSP circuitry with clean and efficient signals that make its job easier, freeing up space for further enhancements to be added to the available real estate on the chipset at micro-component level. These enhancements create higher resolution and provide more options in the OSD.
When the camera picks up an image, electric signals originate in the video sensor and pass immediately to an analog-to-digital convertor (ADC) and other front-end signal processing circuitry. This is where the Effio video processor works, in the analog front-end (AFE). It intercepts and enhances raw video data and then passes it to the digital signal processor (DSP), where digitization and more enhancement and amplification occurs.
Many manufacturers are advertising Effio technology in their cameras. It is worth noting that Effio video processing depends on support circuitry and is not a standalone product. Our products maintain original Effio quality by using matched Sony components. Beware of similar products that may be advertised at far lower prices because they will likely contain off-the-shelf (unmatched) components.
Multilingual On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu
Out of necessity advanced camera designs such as this present a lot of options to the user. The multilingual OSD menu is the starting point for camera configuration. By using it you can reach all the features that tailor camera performance to your specific surveillance environment. The PrePro (Pre-Programmed) feature makes this step significantly faster.
Our engineers have already programmed default settings for optimum performance. This “pre-programming” by professional technicians often means the camera is good-to-go 99% of the time straight from the box. Sometimes only minimum configuration changes may be required to get a perfect picture. Reduced setup time and high quality imaging make this camera attractive for many large-scale installations.
A comprehensive list of all OSD features and options would make this page too long. We will be adding a dedicated page for this products OSD menu shortly. In the meantime we can list the highlights here:
- Dynamic Noise Reduction
- Adaptive Tone Reproduction
- Privacy Masking
- Motion Detection
- Shutter Control
- Day/Night Settings
- White Balance Controls
- Luminance Controls
- Backlight Compensation Controls
- Picture quality control
- 1/3″ color Sony™ Effio™ CCD
- Resolution greater than 700 TV lines
- Adaptive Tone Reproduction (ATR), an advanced form of Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) that provides superior luminance and contrast
- 2.8-12mm varifocal with external controls (no need to disassemble to adjust)
- Effective pixels:
- NTSC: 976 x 494 (482k)
- PAL: 976 x 582 (568k)
- 0.0 LUX with IR on
- 60 infrared LEDS, 850nm, range of 120′ or more
- All metal weatherproof, vandal resistant case
- Power: 12VDC and Overvoltage Tolerant to 20VDC
- Weatherproof: IP66
- Metal bracket, mounting kit, and attached video/power cable included.
- Colors: Gun Metal Grey
- Backlight compensation, high light compensation, ATW, AGC, enhanced intensity range, ACR and more in OSD Menu (see below).