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Supreme Night Visibility- IP8330

Contents

1. Introduction................................................................................................. 3
2. Night Vision ................................................................................................ 3
3. Sensor Technology.................................................................................... 5
4. Image Signal Processing ......................................................................... 6
1. Introduction

A security camera has to provide all-time video for different lighting


conditions of different environments. From outdoor midnight street to
indoor dark storage room, keeping good visibility is very important and
necessary. However, it is a challenge in these scenarios that the camera
with traditional CMOS has, and also its limitation in rare lighting
environments.

VIVOTEK has been seeking for a new CMOS and image signal
processing technology, supreme night visibility, which has been proved
in great progress of low light performance.

Fig.1 IP8330 is the first camera which applies supreme night visibility technology
to provide excellent video quality and night-time performance.

2. Night Vision

The video quality and night-time performance of a security camera


mainly depend on two attributes: the lux rating and the infrared (IR)
response. Under low light conditions with IR Illumination, the sensor
employed in the camera plays a crucial role in the video quality ultimately
seen by the viewer.

The low lux rating means the camera can capture more light even
under low light conditions. It is designed for cameras to improve image
clarity and reduces grain drastically. So the user can monitor in lower
lighting conditions with better results.
Fig. 2 Low lux rate camera can get clear night vision even without any external light

Infrared is used in night vision equipment when there is insufficient


visible light to see. Night vision devices operate through a process
involving the conversion of ambient light photons into electrons which are
then amplified by a chemical and electrical process and then converted
back into visible light. Infrared light sources can be used to augment the
available ambient light for conversion by night vision devices, increasing
in-the-dark visibility without actually using a visible light source.

Fig.3 Sensor’s good response in near IR environment can help camera work
perfectly in total darkness as well.
3. Sensor Technology

VIVOTEK is leading the pack in low lux performance by utilizing a


sensor from Aptina built with DigitalClarity technology to exploit amazing
image capability and powerful video performance. As the latest
high-quality IP camera for demanding security applications, the IP8330,
featuring Supreme Night Visibility, has excellent near IR response for
night vision and incorporates all features of the Aptina sensor as shown
in the datasheet.

IP8330 contains an Aptina sensor featuring DigitalClarity technology.

Fig.4 DigitalClarity offers exceptional low light performance exceeding


requirements expected from CCD sensors and provides excellent Near
Infra-Red (NIR) response for night vision.Aptina’s breakthrough
low-noise CMOS imaging technology achieves near-CCD image quality
(based on signal-to-noise ratio and low-light sensitivity) while maintaining
the inherent size, cost, low power, and integration advantages of Aptina's
advanced active pixel CMOS process technology.

The on-chip image flow processor performs important image


processing such as color recovery/correction, sharpening, gamma, lens
shading correction, on-the-fly defect correction, auto white balance, and
auto exposure.
This sensor performs sophisticated processing functions including
color recovery, color correction, sharpening, programmable gamma
correction, auto black reference clamping, auto exposure, 50Hz/60Hz
flicker avoidance, lens shading correction, auto white balance (AWB),
and on-the-fly defect identification and correction.

4. Image Signal Processing

The high quality video and images relay on not only a single sensor
but also the image signal processing (ISP) technology. With decades of
experience in image processing, VIVOTEK has great experience and
technology that make cameras perform better and better.

The color reproduction technology can compose vivid colors under


various lighting environment. The technology will give a magnificent color
image in response with the sensor as well as in a low light environment.

Providing the unparalleled image quality with noise reduction


technology, VIVOTEK has the expertise of operating noise deduction by
the progress of removing the noise from the signal splendidly. The
technology brings out the fine detail for each region, also improves the
overall image quality.

The effect of the enhanced IR feature is a well-made technique by


VIVOTEK which allows more IR light pass in low light with better color
filter, well-enhanced with VIVOTEK technique for the night vision

VIVOTEK is an IT company and a leading developer of enterprise


digital video surveillance product offering unparalleled image quality,
reliable integration technology, and professional video solutions, robust,
advanced, and easy-to-use system, and qualified services, by a group
of energetic professionals working together, made it all possible.
 Conventional CMOS  Conventional CCD

 IP8330

With decades of experience in image processing, VIVOTEK


continues to design and to provide comprehensive product lines of digital
surveillance. We focus on the employing innovative technology in digital
cameras to create an outstanding implement of image quality. To have
such excellent performance out of IP8330, VIVOTEK has put a lot of
effort on capturing the sufficient light with variable speeds to provide
illuminate effectively. The IP8330 presents a huge step forward in low
light technology. It offers techniques which enable better clarity due to the
hard work on the developing of innovative technology as well as
improved resilience to definition of low light. It provides the similar quality
video at normal light rating.

Fig.5 Low light performance --- IP8330 is capable of performing 0.1 lux rate at 10 IRE.