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Axis introduces Axis Corridor Format™

Axis announced a new feature last week called Axis Corridor Format™. It’s designed for areas where the traditional landscape-oriented setup of a camera is not ideal. Take, for instance, a staircase or a corridor – in a landscape setup, a sizeable percentage of the image is wasted recording the walls. This results in bandwidth and storage waste too, with a lot of network resources focussed on nothing much.

The Axis Corridor Format™ is designed for these situations. It allows for a vertically-oriented video, maximizing image quality and taking advantage of available resources. It is particularly suited to HD cameras, as the traditional 16:9 landscape ratio switches to a capable 9:16 ratio – ideal for avoiding walls and focussing on the desired area.

There are two ways to achieve this effect: either the camera can be installed sideways and the image rotated 90° utilising the camera’s configuration settings, or on certain cameras (such as the 3-axis lens found in an Axis fixed-dome camera) the lens itself can be turned 90° when mounted.

Most Axis fixed network cameras will support the corridor format, and third-party video management software including Milestone will be capable of achieving this effect. It will also be a feature of the next version of AXIS Camera Station, v3.40.

You can find more information at the Axis website, and we will be following the progress of the technology at Network Webcams.

Published on October 18th, 2010 by Kevin Bowyer

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