I Can See Clearly Now: A 360° Dewarping Remix

Posted by Kyndall Pritchett on Mar 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

"I Can See Clearly Now"

I can see clearly now, the main is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way.
Gone is the round spot that had me blind.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
dewarped pane. 

The image produced by 360° cameras is round and distorted until dewarping algorithms are applied to make the image flat and clear. The first time I saw our CDI51360PV 360° camera in action, the song "I Can See Clearly Now", written and recorded by Johnny Nash in 1972, came to mind. Naturally, as the Marketing Manager, I felt the need to create a 360° dewarping remix of the song.

Now that we've had a little fun, let's get into the technology...

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Topics: Product Features, IP, 360°

What Is High Definition Over Coax?

Posted by Kyndall Pritchett on Mar 11, 2016 1:30:00 PM

 

WHAT IS HIGH DEFINITION OVER COAX?


High definition over coax is a new video standard that transmits high definition video over coaxial cable. This technology emerged in the video surveillance market in 2010 as an alternative to analog and IP video surveillance solutions. In recent years, HD over coax has grown in popularity with the development of new technologies. 

Available high definition over coax technologies include: 

  • AHD (Analog High Definition) 
  • HD-CVI (Composite Video Interface)
  • HD-SDI (Serial Digital Interface)
  • HD-TVI (Transport Video Interface) 
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Topics: HD-TVI

Why You Need Remote Focus...

Posted by Debbie Villars on Jan 25, 2016 8:55:15 AM

Have you ever had a hard to reach camera that is difficult to focus?  More than likely you have come across these scenarios in the field that make focusing a camera challenging:

  • No test monitor during installation
  • Cameras with hard to reach buttons
  • Cameras mounted on high ceilings 

Focusing a camera is a job that isn't always finished after installation. Sometimes the view of the camera will need to be changed requiring the focus to be adjusted. Outdoor elements such as extreme wind and rain or other vibrations that can cause the camera to shift out of focus. Whenever focus challenges and changes arise, having a remote focus camera is the answer!  

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Topics: HD-TVI, Product Features, IP

HD-TVI Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Michael McKee on Jan 15, 2016 7:00:00 AM



WHAT IS HD-TVI? 

HD-TVI, or High Definition Transport Video Interface, is a technology that converts digital signals to analog signals. This technology allows systems to achieve high definition video quality over coaxial cabling.  HD-TVI is backwards compatible with analog cameras and can support up to 960H analog cameras and up to 1080p HD-TVI cameras.

Here are some more frequently asked questions about HD-TVI:

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Topics: HD-TVI, FAQ, Technical Support

Top 5 Benefits of HD-TVI

Posted by Kyndall Pritchett on Jan 8, 2016 10:40:45 AM

WHAT IS HD-TVI?

HD-TVI, or High Definition Transport Video Interface, is a technology that converts digital signals to analog signals. This technology allows systems to achieve high definition video quality over coaxial cabling.  HD-TVI is backwards compatible with analog cameras and can support up to 960H analog cameras and up to 1080p HD-TVI cameras.

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Topics: HD-TVI

What Is HD-TVI?

Posted by Kyndall Pritchett on Jan 5, 2016 10:25:43 AM


WHAT IS HD-TVI?

HD-TVI, or High Definition Transport Video Interface, is a technology that converts digital signals to analog signals. This technology allows systems to achieve high definition video quality over coaxial cabling.  HD-TVI is backwards compatible with analog cameras and can support up to 960H analog cameras and up to 1080p HD-TVI cameras.

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Topics: HD-TVI

'Tis The Season For Giving

Posted by Kyndall Pritchett on Dec 30, 2015 3:05:24 PM

 

'Tis The Season For Giving...

Each year, Costar Video Systems takes time to celebrate the holiday season as a 'family' by hosting an annual Christmas Party for its employees and their significant others. This year we hosted our Christmas Party at Farina's Winery and Cafe in Grapevine, Texas. It was a wonderful evening filled with food, fun and family. In conjunction with this annual event, Costar Video Systems and its employees also give back. This year, we chose to partner with The Salvation Army of Lewisville to adopt angels from the Angel Tree program. 

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Topics: Costar Video Systems

Kicking Off 2016 With A Bang... And A New Blog!

Posted by Kyndall Pritchett on Dec 23, 2015 1:13:09 PM

 

Our favorite time of year is here... 

 2015 has been a great year for Costar Video Systems, filled with new challenges and achievements. We have enjoyed working with all of you this year and look forward to many more! On behalf of our Company, we would like to wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season.

As a reminder, Costar Video Systems will be following the holiday and inventory schedule below: 

Christmas Eve - December 24th 

Christmas Day - December 25th 

New Years Day - January 1st 

Inventory - January 4th - January 6th (No shipping during this time) 

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Topics: Costar Video Systems

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