Labs is a consulting company, run by Vlado Damjanovski, specialising in
Closed Circuit Television
(CCTV) and Digital Imaging.
|Some of the things we do:
- Provide high-level consultancy on IP CCTV and Video.
- Conduct training and presentation on various imaging and CCTV topics.
- Conduct national and international CCTV Seminars based on our four best-selling books.
- Perform testing and analysis of IP and CCTV products, and provide reports, as neccessary.
- Offer specialised test methods and tools to help evaluate analogue and digital imaging and CCTV systems quality.
- Assist Standards organisations and bodies in their developing of standards.
- Long experience and know-how in designing CCTV systems and preparing documentaion.
- Fluent with using professional drawing tools and 3D modelling for various documentation.
- Sound knowledge in graphic design and life-long experience in optics and Photography.
We use 3D rendering software to show scaled model of the precise coverage of cameras in a CCTV System design, including the calculated Pixel Density at all distances. This gives the customer very accurate representation of the proposed system coverage and its clarity. In these calculations we use our ViDiLabs calc app. To download and see a 3D rendered movie of a stadium coverage click here.
|CCTV products and
See a sample report here
|CCTV System design, analogue and/or digital, with drawings.|
|CCTV Control Room design to suit
Click here to see a low resolution sample movie.
conduct CCTV Seminars,
based on the latest CCTV book,
covering the complete CCTV technology.
Ask us for a specific in-house seminar for you.
There are four test chart snap-shots from four different lenses shown
on the left.
For obvious reasons there are no lens manufacturer's names mentioned.
All lenses are claimed to be mega-pixel lenses.
The same camera is used throughout and all camera settings are identical. The angle of view, compression settings and illumination are also identical.
All lenses are focused for best possible image.
Even though the exported images are reduced and cropped (for the purposes of displaying on the web site) the image quality is obviously different, the top one being the best, and lowest being the worst.
All lenses are vari-focal, mega-pixel and within a similar price range.
Lens quality may be one of the most important factors in obtaining the best possible image for your cameras.
The ViDi Labs test chart is one of the easiest and optimal methods for objective comparison and testing.
Details of a HD 720p camera with 1.3 Mb/s H264 compression setting.
Note the faces details (of the "720" image) and the non-continuous gray-scale.
Details of a HD 720p camera with 6.5 Mb/s H264 compression setting.
Note the faces details (of the "720" image) and the continuous gray-scale.
Faces details of a HD 1080 camera with 6.5 Mb/s H264 compression setting.
Pixel-bars and gray-scale details of a HD 1080 camera with 6.5 Mb/s H264 compression setting.
Faces details of a HD 1080 camera with 13 Mb/s H264 compression setting.
Pixel-bars and gray-scale details of a HD 1080 camera with 13 Mb/s H264 compression setting.
|Using the ViDi Labs SD/HD test
chart it is possible to test and measure the effect of fast moving
objects on the resulting recorded video.
With this new and unique method we have advised this process, and offered some formulas that will help in determining such pixel shifting, while taking into account all the possible variables.
We used the same formula to calculate pixel blurriness due to moving objects in the ViDiLabs Calc.
The test example on the left illustrates the appearance of movement (in this case oscillating test chart) and shows the accuracy of the developed formula above.
we work and do our testing with many different Surveillance and VMS
software, most of them are designed for Microsoft Windows.
In our work we use Mac OSX for all our designs, measurements, drawings and image analysis. When using Windows based software, we work in BootCamp mode of Mac OS X, which accesses all of the Mac designed hardware, including the Intel CPU, with native Windows OS.
Very rarely we come across surveillance software that is designed to work with Mac OS X.
One such software is the Security Spy by Ben Software, and here we would like to recommend it to all Mac users.
Vlado's "Poems with pixels" web site and
an autographed photograph from his web site