uncompressed frames from IP camera

asked 2015-06-15 08:02:35 -0500

mattroos gravatar image

I'm interested in getting uncompressed frames from an IP camera. I haven't bought a camera yet and am wondering if something is available that allows for this. Or do most IP camera only deliver compressed frames/video?

The reason I'm interested in this is because I'd like to perform my own processing on individual frames as quickly as possible and if I don't have to perform decompression on my machine that'd save a little time. I don't mind dropping frames and thus compression schemes that operate over multiple frames (e.g. H.264) aren't necessary and may actually be detrimental to overall speed.

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I suppose that the camera is sending the compressed frame, for less error propagation and more speed... But normally it is mentioned in the specifications what kind of data is it sending

thdrksdfthmn gravatar imagethdrksdfthmn ( 2015-06-15 08:08:05 -0500 )edit
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Most of cheap IP camera only deliver compressed frames/video, specially survelliance camera. All of industrial grade GigE camera give you total control over all grabbing and transmitting parameters.

pklab gravatar imagepklab ( 2015-06-15 13:25:13 -0500 )edit

Thanks, pklab. That's good to know. I can afford an industrial camera if need be.

mattroos gravatar imagemattroos ( 2015-06-15 15:37:41 -0500 )edit