NightWolf eliminates hot spots common with IR cameras
Pixim DPS "Seawolf Home Security Surveillance Camera" + NEW NightWolf software that eliminates IR hot spots
Negligible Infrared Hot-Spots with near-field reflective objects in the scene - correctly exposes highlights as well as darker background details simultaneously

Latest generation Pixim "Seawolf Image Sensor" combined with "New Night-Wolf" software to optimise exposure with Infrared illumination, 25% higher effective resolution than the best traditional Cameras.

This Pixim DPS Nightwolf surveillance security Camera excels in difficult High Contrast / Back-Lit conditions & Darkness, suitable for Showrooms, Offices, Warehouses, Homes, Factories, sheltered outdoor use under eaves, etc.

PiximBall-IR $199
BULK BUY Price click on TRUCK for more information Bulk-Buy $159 (20+)

 
OPTIONS
 

Power Supply $15 Special Price with Camera

Cable $25 Special Price with Camera Video & Power 20 m

Microphones better than inbuilt microphones from $5

Nightwolf CCTV Camera for monitoring & recording, versatile variable focal length Lens for 1.2 m shots @ 3 m or wide 25+ m shots @ 15 m.

Robust Aluminium Housing, See-in-the-Dark Night-Vision IR illumination provided by inbuilt Infrared Illuminator

Use out-of-the-box or use the easy On-Screen Setup menu via push-button on Camera Cable to tailor parameters to cope with difficult situations.

Better than a Dome No IR-Lens leak-through that causes washed out low contrast images.

a lower cost Pixim Seawolf Security Camera

NightWolf eliminates IR hot spots
Seawolf Home Security Surveillance Camera
 Superior InfraRed exposure
correctly exposes highlights as well as darker background details simultaneously
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Indoor or sheltered Outdoor Nightwolf DPS Surveillance Camera, Pixim Imaging technology overcomes many of the shortcomings of
conventional CCD image sensors, 25% higher effective resolution than the best conventional CCD Security Camera. New Pixim 'Seawolf' DPS Imaging Device combined with new 'Nightwolf' software results in a Camera that excels in most difficult CCTV applications.

A typical IR-assisted CCD camera attempts to solve the hot spot problem by either closing down a mechanical iris or dimming the infrared LED lights. While either of these compromises can help avoid hot spot saturation, the resulting side effect is that the camera loses critical shadow detail greatly reducing the utility of the captured video. With innovative digital imaging technology, Pixim Nightwolf is able to capture both foreground and background details even in cases where very strong InfraRed lighting is deployed. In fact, Nightwolf Security capability is so effective, that use of expensive mechanical DC iris lenses or adjustable infrared LEDs is no longer necessary.

This Security Nightwolf Camera has an extraordinary 690 HTVL effective resolution, far better than conventional Security CCTV Cameras, HTVL Effective Specification.

Better than a Dome, separate Lens and LED glass stops harmful leak-through of Infra-Red from Light Emitting Diodes to Lens that is inherent with a one-piece Dome and leads to reduced contrast and a washed out image.

 

All values are approximate. @ 3 m @ 5 m @ 9 m @ 15 m
Width of Vision @ 2.8 mm setting 5.1 m 8.5 m 15.4 m 25.7 m
Width of Vision @ 12 mm setting 1.2 m 2 m 3.6 m 6 m
Additional Security Camera Lens information        

Nightwolf eliminates hot spots common to IR cameras with near-field reflective objects in the scene and correctly exposes highlights as well as darker background details simultaneously

more about Pixim DPS * image comparisons * video clips

"Pixim® technology" chosen for 500 Camera Port Security installation"

About Pixim: Pixim Inc. has developed unique imaging technology that revolutionizes the way security video cameras capture and process images. Unlike traditional image capture technologies, where each pixel cannot adjust to highlights and lowlights in the same scene, Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® technology empowers hundreds of thousands of pixels to act like individual cameras constantly self-adjusting. This all-digital system enables Pixim-powered cameras to efficiently capture the whole picture, regardless of lighting condition or application - thus securing the highest resolution, natural color and clarity, while automatically eliminating image-compromising visual noise (e.g., glare, reflections). The result is more than superb image quality; it is accurate, actionable information that gives users the strength of certainty. Seawolf D8800C Specifications. NEW: Nightwolf imaging solution specifically designed for IR-assisted Security CCTV Cameras. Nightwolf eliminates hot spots common with InfraRed cameras with near-field reflective objects in the scene and correctly exposes highlights as well as darker background details simultaneously an unprecedented capability in the large market for IR-assisted video security cameras more about NightWolf.

Lens: 2 Megapixel to maximise image sharpness, variable Focal Length 2.8 ~ 12 mm, Automatic-Iris, motorised-IR-CUT-Filter, external Focus & Focal Length adjusters, copes with High levels of illumination, passes more light and provides greater depth-of-field than a fixed Iris Lens. There are no optional Lenses for this Camera, surveillance camera lens information.

Image Device: Progressive-Scan Seawolf Solution 768 (H) 548 (V) 420 864 Pixels 758 (H) 540 (V) effective pixels ⅓" format 7 µm x 7 µm pixel size, CMY Colour Array PIXIM® Wide Dynamic Digital Pixel System® effective resolution (720x540) 388 800 pixels 25% higher than best traditional (720x576 interlaced CCD) Cameras

Software: NightWolf for superior exposure in Darkness using Infrared Illumination.

Sensor / DSP HTVL-effective Resolution: 690 HTVL-E better than Super-VHS near SDTV/DVD resolution. Pixim Whitepapers: HTVL Effective Specification & Camera Resolution Is Limited to 540 HTVL Maximum in CCTV Systems

Horizontal Resolution: 540 HTVL (720H), this value is provided for comparative purposes only.

Sensor Vertical Resolution: 540 VTVL, this value is provided for comparative purposes only, significantly better than conventional interlaced CCD sensors.

Sensitivity: ~ 0.1 Lux @ F1.2, 50 IRE, 25 FPS, CMY (this value is provided for comparative purposes only) Camera produces images in total darkness when Infrared LEDs are 'ON'.

Video System: 2:1 Interlace PAL 50 Hz vertical, 15 625 Hz horizontal. Compatible with TV Systems in Australia, NZ, UK, etc.

Video Output: Composite Video 75 ohms 1.14 V p-p, BNC socket on ~ 50 cm cable, suitable for most TV, DVR, VCR, AV & Video inputs.

Automatic Electronic Shutter (AES): 1/25 to 1/30 720 second.

Dynamic Range: 102 dB typically, 120 dB maximum, Dynamic Range is illustrated on this page.

Smear: Zero for most practical purposes, copes with highlights better than ordinary CCD cameras, Smear is illustrated on this page.

Spectral Response: ~ 400 to ~ 1100 nm with Infrared 'CUT' Filter 'out' of optical path.

Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): up to 50 dB, measured with AGC off.

Back Light Compensation (BLC): Automatic.

Noise Reduction: 3D, Motion Adaptive.

Gamma: 0.45.

Infrared Illuminator: 36 Light Emitting Diodes (LED), automatically switch On/Off depending on illumination level. Depending on Lens 'focal length' setting LEDs illuminate up to ~ 80% of the Width-of-Vision at up to ~ 20 m depending on the Infrared reflective characteristics of subject. Objects closer than 1 metre may be overexposed when illuminated by LEDs.

IR-CUT motorised movable Infrared Cut Filter: Yes, details below.

*Day/Night setting = Automatic:
Movable Infrared Cut Filter Day positionmoreMovable Infrared Cut Filter Night position
In Day mode (well lit, colour) mechanism automatically positions IR-CUT optical filter between Lens and Image Sensor to exclude Infrared radiation that would otherwise adversely affect colour reproduction, this ensures colour rendition not possible with ordinary non-filtered or notch-filter type Day/Night cameras.

In Night mode (low light, monochrome) mechanism automatically removes IR-CUT optical filter to allow Infrared radiation to pass boosting low light and Infrared sensitivity, the result is significantly better night images using inbuilt Infrared Illuminator or with Infrared rich light sources. Infrared Response without Infrared filter is ~ 700 to ~ 1100 nm better than a Security Camera notch IR Filter, additional Security Camera Infrared Night Vision information.

On-Screen-Display Setup: All menu functions and parameters are easily set via Up/Down/Left/Right/Enter push button moulded into Camera Cable.

Camera Setup: Due to ongoing product development all or some of the functions listed below may not be available with this Camera.

To Access Press & Hold Enter
"WDR Control" Low / Normal / Medium / High / Presets.
"BLC" Off / On.
"White Balance" ATW / AWB
"AGC" Low / Normal / High
"Lens Select" Manual / DC.
"Fluorescent" Off / CRR.
"D/N Control" Off / Auto / GPIO.
Save & Exit / Reset Camera to Default settings / Cancel changes.
 
We suggest using Default settings with small changes to WDR, BLC, White Balance, AGC & Fluorescent as/if required.

Advanced Menu 'for specialists': Not recommended for regular users & not supported.

To Access Press Left, Right, Left, Right & Down.
"Presets" Vivid / WD_Normal / Normal.
"Exposure" 50i, 25p.
"AGC" Custom Bias -18 to 18 / Limit 0 to 60.
"Range Ctrl" Low / Normal / Medium / High / Custom Bias -30 to 30 / Limit 0 to 36.
"Exposure Pref" Highlights / Shadows.
"Shutter Mode" Off / Auto / Manual Shutter Limit 2X -25FPS, 4X-12FPS, 8X-6FPS, 16X-3FPS, 32X-1FPS, 64X-1FPS.
"Meter Method" Median / Mean.
"Gain Mode: AGC / Manual -48 to 60.
"Range Mode" Auto / Manual 0 to 30.
"Transitions" Presets Slow / Norm / Fast. Exposure Transitions - Filter 0 to 4000, Hyst 0 to 4000, Trans 0 to 4000. Range Transitions - Filter 0 to 4000, Hyst 0 to 4000, Trans 0 to 4000.
"White Balance" Mode - ATW Xtnd / ATW Normal / ATW Desat / AWB / Manual Adj Mode Kelvin / R/B. Meter Method Mean / Median.
"Viewing" PTZ - Zoom 1 to 4, Pan -100 to 100, Tilt -100 to 100, Flip - Off / Horiz / Vert / Both. Render Intent - Movie / Info. Privacy Mask Setup - Off / Colour White-Black-Red. ID Display - On / Off. ID Position - Up-Left, Up-Center, Up-Right, Down-Left, Down Right.
"Setup" Most of the parameters except Video Standard PAL / NTSC & Video IRE Level may not be relevant to this camera.

Power Requirements: 12 Volts DC Regulated, ~ 150 milliamps LEDs Off, ~ 350 mA LEDs On, 2.1 x 5.5 mm DC socket, center pin = (+) on ~ 50 cm cable.

Dimensions (mm): ~ 120 (Dia) x 80.

Mass (grams): ~ 700.

Manufacturer: 18+ years experience. ISO 9001, CE, FCC, RoHS certification. OEM & ODM supplier.

Made in China.

Pixim Nightwolf DPS Security Camera

 

 
Home Security Surveillance Camera - every Pixel Tells A Story

Pixim-Powered cameras provide the surveillance market with something truly unique—the Digital Pixel System ® technology. Not only is Pixim’s technology the only all-digital image solution, but it is the only technology to employ hundreds of thousands of pixels each acting like individual cameras. These constantly self-adjusting pixels eliminate image-compromising visual noise and deliver high-resolution, natural colour and clarity. The result is simply unparalleled image quality regardless of lighting conditions or applications.

Pixim’s patented Digital Pixel System ® technology marks a fundamental breakthrough in imaging technology. Building upon technology developed at Stanford University in the 1990s, Pixim has created an image capture and processing system that provides high-quality pictures with enhanced dynamic range. Greater dynamic range significantly improves image quality in scenes consisting of both bright and dark areas.

Pixim Inside

Pixim DPS Image Sensor Camera
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The core invention in the Digital Pixel System technology is the inclusion of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) within each pixel of the image sensor. The ADC translates the light signal into a digital value at the immediate point of capture, thus minimizing signal degradation and cross-talk in the array and allowing for greater noise reduction methods. Once the data is captured in a digital format, a variety of digital signal processing techniques are used for optimal image reproduction.

Analog CCD Camera

Security Camera
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All pixels in the array have the exact same shutter speed
Result:

  • Bright areas overexposed
  • Dark areas underexposed

Because each pixel has its own analog-to-digital converter and the information generated is captured and processed independently, each pixel in effect acts as its own camera. The exposure time for each pixel is adjusted to handle the unique lighting conditions at that pixel location in the image sensor array. A product built with the Digital Pixel System platform essentially has hundreds of thousands of individual cameras, each of which produces the best image possible. These images are then combined to create a high quality video frame or picture.

Pixim-Powered Camera

CCTV Camera
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  • Pixels in bright areas automatically adjust to eliminate overexposure
  • Pixel in dark areas automatically adjust to eliminate underexposure
  • Only all-digital solution
  • Every pixel is a self-adjusting camera

In contrast, other technologies typically set one exposure time for the frame and sample each pixel at that time – resulting in images with some pixels that are underexposed (too dark) and some that are overexposed (too bright).

Pixim’s Video Imaging System, is comprised of a digital image sensor and a digital image processor. The digital image sensor and digital image processor function much like the eyes and brain in humans, with two-way real-time interactivity to capture the highest quality image possible. Just as the brain of a person walking into a dark room instructs the eyes to open the pupil to allow in more light, the digital image processor loads new code into the sensor to alter not only exposure times but the actual image capture algorithms. The result: the best possible picture given the specific image characteristics and lighting conditions.

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