Avermedia EB3004MD + 1/3 Sony CCD cameras .... very poor recorded pictures, certainly no...

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Hello,

Just purchased a 4 camera kit with 250gb HD. The picture is fine on
screen, certainly compared to B&W CMOS before. However the recorded
image is very poor, like CMOS quality and next to useless for
identification at anything above about 10ft.... might be able to
identify make of vehicle, but certainly not number plate or faces. Big
disappointment as I was assured by RFCONCEPTS.co.uk that this would be
perfect for what I wanted.

The camera is a1/3 Sony CCD 4mm lens and max of 420 lines...snapshot
taken in good bright daylight.... the result looks like an old 0.2mb
photo taken from a really old camera!

It doesn't seem to matter if I record at CIF 25fps each or D1 enhance
6fps....looks the same, rubbish

AM I missing something or are they really this poor?

Thanks

Re: Avermedia EB3004MD + 1/3 Sony CCD cameras .... very poor recorded pictures, certainly no good for ID!



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I don't know this particular recorder but I would guess it to be H264. I
have previously found the budget recorders in this format to be pants.

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420TVL is a budget / entry level resolution. because of this with a wide
angle 4mm lens you will only get a overview of what is happening as you have
described.

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Due to the low resolution of the camera, the recording quality will not make
any significant difference.

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I gathered as much now, in doing further research. Thanks for the
confirmation.

I'm just going to run some tests using a JVC digital video camera,
which is a known good tool, to see just how far out the system I have
is

What camera would you suggest would read a van signwriting at 40ft and
say a number plate at 30ft... I don;t mean on screen, but after the
image had been saved, and then zoomed in on? The picture I'm getting
presently is useless at that range, and just gets worse as you zoom
in. A complete waste of time and money (500+) compared to the 100
cmos system I was thinking of getting and used in the past..... I told
RFCONCEPTS.co.uk I wanted a system that could be used for evidence,
but this system seems useless any more than a few feet from the lens!



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I would recommend you use a name such as Panasonic, JVC, Samsung, etc, and
look to improve the resolution of the cameras to 550 - 600 TVL.
I will warn you though, you get what you pay for and there is no chance of
getting a good quality system with 4 camera's for anywhere near 500. In
some instances you could pay up to that much per camera.



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