Camera Best Practices

  • Ensure the camera is ONVIF Profile S or T compatible and set to H.264
  • Be sure the camera is on the latest released Firmware for the make/model
  • It is best to have the camera on Static IP, or a Reserved DHCP address
    • You can find the current camera IP by using the ONVIF Utility (or camera specific program)
  • Enable a High and Low/Med resolution stream within the cameras web interface and enable both in QxControl under the Camera section.  These must be the same aspect ratio to be detected properly by QxControl
  • Ensure that the GOP (Group of Pictures) for the ONVIF stream (this is sometimes a separate setting) is set to at least twice that of your frame rate.  Note that ONVIF measures the GOP in frames, not seconds. 
    • Ex:  If my camera is set to 15FPS, my GOP should be a minimum of 30
  • At least one motion window/zone should be setup within the camera
  • Configure any analytics in the camera desired
    • Ex: Line crossing, intrusion, loitering, enter, exit, appear, disappear, and face detection
  • Any constantly moving items such as trees should not be included in the motion zone if possible.