Surveillance System PC-based Digital Video &
Audio Recording Surveillance System for colour or monochrome Video
Cameras, Record and Display or Playback simultaneously.
Four Channel Video & single Channel Audio (Sound Card required) recording.
Video Recording: Timer - Time Lapse - Motion Detection with Multiple
Masking Zones and Adjustable Sensitivity.
Audio Recording: Level Detection with adjustable threshold.
Log: Time & Date stamped video clips (log for each channel, file for each
event) sorted by Year - Month - Day - Time.
Single click replay of any event, or from any event to the end of log.
Storage: On multiple HDDs & Folders in host PC or over LAN, oldest files
are automatically overwritten on a First-In First-Out (FIFO) basis to
avoid loss of current surveillance recordings.
Viewing: During recording and remotely via Modem or LAN. (via Internet
using Web Cam software)
Motion Detection or Function Key initiated Automatic Dial-Out to Pager or
Audible Warnings, custom Sound Files associated with each channel may be
configured to automatically play when image changes are detected.
Using Motion Detection mode, system may be configured to record Video only
when image changes are detected, Audio recording is initiated by an
increase in audio level.
Eliminates tedious and time consuming review of tape recordings, labelling
and storage of tapes.
Eliminates the high cost of a Time Lapse VCR, Maintenance and Cassettes.
Considerably Higher-Resolution, Lower-Noise, Deterioration-Free and
Consistent Image Quality than possible with a Quad and VHS or even
Operates continuously: no down-time while tape rewinds, is changed or
Single Chip Bt878 BrookTree IC Video Capture, PCI 2.1 compliant.
Compatible with W 98 / ME OS.
Compatible with CCIR/PAL (Australia) EIA/NTSC (Read this) (USA) & SECAM
(France) TV systems.
4 standard composite video (AV) 75 ohm inputs via RCA sockets.
No VGA connector or Video Frame Buffer required.
Capable of up to 768 x 576 x 32 bit Image Capture.
GoVideo Remote-View (View images remotely via Modem or LAN, IPX/SPX
GoVideo Back-Up (Files may be written to CD-R, MO and Zip media)..
GoVideo Web-Cam Stores variable quality (compression) JPEG images
to a Web Server, view with Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, etc.
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Limited support for
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KEY FEATURES: GoVideo-4 Surveillance Software
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Motion Detection Mode and a Secondary 3 level Movement Period control may
be used to initiate automatic Dial-Out of up to 6 stored telephone
numbers, custom Text / Audio may be sent to Pagers / Telephones, can also
be initiated via Keyboard Function keys for use as a "Duress" alarm to
Anywhere / Anytime Remote access to images on PC running GoVideo
Surveillance System via LAN, via Modem, TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, Internet /
Intranet, World Wide Web support for MSIE and Netscape Navigator browsers.
Video inputs can be configured with their own Brightness, Contrast,
Sensitivity, Video Quality, Alarm & Paging setting, Mask Areas and Title.
Motion Detection Mode with variable sensitivity, monitors image for
changes and records video clips.
Eliminates tedious and unproductive visual monitoring, system may be
configured to play a standard or custom audio file associated with each
camera when motion is detected. User's attention to activity in areas
under surveillance may be announced by PC Sound System ie: "Movement at
Rear of Building" - "Movement in Display Area" - etc - etc.
Zoom in / Zoom out on playback using mouse or function key.
Masking allows user to define areas that will be disregarded by Motion
Detection function, multiple masked regions may be defined anywhere on
image or the entire image masked and segments of importance unmasked.
View Log File, allows browsing of recorded video clips, these are sorted
by year - month - day - time, single click replay of any event, from any
event to the end of day or to the end of entire log.
Store the video clips, locally to HDD and/or remotely through a network.
Recyclable data storage, system automatically overwrites oldest files
(FIFO) to avoid loss of current surveillance recordings, user configurable
to overwrite when disk space is below 500 MB or 100 MB, eliminates the
need to regularly review and delete recordings.
Control system with Mouse or Keyboard.
Edit Images: Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness and Gray Scale may be altered
to enhance image, frames can be saved as a BMP or JPEG file.
AVI Video Clips, BMP and JPEG files may be easily copied and distributed
via Floppy Disc, CD ROM, Zip, Tape, e-mail, etc,.
AVI Video Clips, BMP and JPEG files may be easily and quickly distributed
(via e-mail) and viewed by Police, Security Personnel, etc.
AVI files can be viewed Full-Screen using standard Windows MS Media
Player, BMP and JPEG files can be viewed with MS Paint, Quick View, etc,
no special software required.
Sequential capture and analysis (in Motion Detection mode) of images from
4 inputs at up to 384 x 288 (CCIR/PAL & SECAM) 320 x 240 (Read this) (EIA/NTSC).
* HIGHER-RESOLUTION see comparison below
* CONSISTENT IMAGE QUALITY
Compared to conventional 4 Channel Quad / VCR recording systems that are
susceptible to fluctuating results depending on condition of Tape, VCR
Heads and Transport mechanisms.
GoVideo-4: CCIR/PAL recording 384 (H) x 288 (V) per camera = 110
Quad & VHS VCR: CCIR/PAL recording ~ 160 x ~ 288 per camera = 46 080
pixels, 58% less data.
Quad & SUPER-VHS VCR: CCIR/PAL recording ~ 265 x ~ 288 per camera = 76 320
pixels, 31% less data.
Above comparison is based on a VCR operating in Frame-Recording
mode, as most VCRs (in Time-Lapse mode) only record Fields, the
situation is considerably worse as only 144 (not 288) horizontal scan
lines are recorded per camera. In Field mode per camera pixels for
VHS are: 23 040, 79% less data, for Super-VHS 38 160, 65% less data.
SOFTWARE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
CPU: Pentium 200 or above, Pentium IV or better recommended, Celeron not
Motherboard: PCI 2.1 compliant.
OS: Microsoft Windows 98 / ME with latest updates.
One PCI Slot and IRQ (Interrupt Request).
Sound Card: (optional) for audio recording or automatic Dial-Out
notification to telephones.
Hard Disk space: Plenty of disk storage for recording, at least 1GB per
System RAM: 64 MB or above.
Display card: 16-bit high colour or 24-bit true colour, 800 x 600 or
above, Direct Draw compatible.
Parallel Port: for KEYPRO Hardware Key.
Printer can still be connected and used.
External Modem and Telephone line (optional) for remote viewing, Web Cam,
Dial-Out, etc. Recommended Modems: Rockwell, ZyXel or
Lucent ChipSet, other types may be unsuitable. (Some users have
reported success with following ChipSets - we include this for
informational purposes only and do not recommend or suggest that any of
these will function with GoVideo-4 System. DSI (Digicon
systems), D13635-1/5655 with Creative Win Modem, Connexant sold under name
of "Pine" no. FM-3711-11 V4.0 W03/01, Rockwell 6793 PCI Modem, Intel 815).
Video Cameras: Up to 4 with standard 75 ohm composite video output,
monochrome or colour, reliable recording is not possible with a mix of
monochrome & colour cameras.
Hard Disk Space requirements are impossible to specify, there are numerous
variables that will affect the size of each AVI Video Clip, they include:
Image Resolution - Compression - Capture Rate (Frames-per-Second) - PC
Speed/Performance - Image Content:- A
solitary person moving about (only a portion of image is changing)
- VERSUS - Numerous persons and/or vehicles moving
about (large portions of image are changing).
Below are examples from a system that operates continuously 24 hours per
day, PC hardware is: AMD K6-2/450 CPU (approximately equal to a 450 MHz
Pentium), Epox MVP3 Apollo AGP/PCI ChipSet Motherboard with 1 MB L2 cache,
128 MB 100 MHz DRAM, IDE 33 ATA HDD.
This data is for a single channel operating in Motion Detection Mode,
Camera is a 600 + H-Line Colour Day / Night /
IR unit with Automatic Iris Lens and Infra-Red illumination, the scene is
the driveway / entrance to our warehouse. Activity in this situation
includes: one to several persons moving about in the driveway, motor
vehicles coming and going and passing motor vehicles, a person moving
about in the driveway occupies 60% ~ 20% of the captured image frame
height, a Truck occupies up to ~ 40% of image area. Motion Detection
Sensitivity level is such that a Cat moving about at an ~ 6 metre wide
point in the scene triggers recording Day or Night (under InfraRed
illumination). GoVideo settings are: Resolution = 384 x 288, Compression =
5 (minimum compression, therefore highest image quality), Frame Rate is
set to maximum for this Computer, 62 per 10 seconds.
There are 5 levels of Compression, with a static scene and resolution =
384 x 288, frame file size varies between 1 kB ~ 7 kB as compression is
varied from 1 (maximum) to 5 (minimum). The minimum Frame Rate is 1 per 10
seconds, the maximum rate is dependent on PC Speed/Performance and
resolution. AVI file data (number of frames) was obtained using MS Media
Player with Indeo video 5.04 Decompression Filter - Video Renderer.
Over a 20 day period 3 547 events were captured, they occupied 467 MB of
Disk Space, the smallest AVI file was 12 kB (2 Frames), the maximum was 8
389 kB (896 Frames).
Examples of some files: 14 kB (2 frames), 56 kB (12 frames), 163 kB (38
frames), 294 kB (59 frames), 66 kB (104 frames), 722 kB (137 frames).
There is no direct relationship between the number of frames and file
size, this is variable and depends on frame to frame changes in the
Above data is from an actual operating system and is presented as a guide
only, actual results in each situation will vary considerably because of
the numerous variables involved.
port Capture Card.
Software on CD ROM: Four Channel GoVideo-4, Remote-View, Back-Up &
KEYPRO (Parallel Port, software protection device).