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Axis Communications Q7404 Video Encoder with H.264 (4 Channels)

B&H # AXQ7404 Mfr # 0291-004
You Pay: $899.00
Product Highlights
  • Integrates Analog Cameras to IP Network
  • PTZ Support
  • Full Frame Rate in Resolutions up to D1
  • H.264 / MJPEG Formats
  • Delivers Multiple H.264 Streams
  • IP Filtering / 2-Way Audio
  • Image Settings Adjustments
  • Intelligent Video Capabilities
  • Tamper Detection
  • Supports AVHS Software / API (VAPIX)

The Axis Communications Q7404 Video Encoder with H.264 (4 Channels) integrates up to 4 analog cameras into an IP-based video surveillance system, and supports a wide range of PTZ cameras. In addition to supporting a resolution up to D1 (720 x 480 in NTSC / 720 x 576 in PAL) at full frame rates, the encoder delivers multiple H.264 streams and individually configurable video streams. The H.264 video compression format offers optimized bandwidth and storage efficiency by reducing the bit rate without hampering the image quality. MJPEG format is also supported for enhanced flexibility.

Featuring 2-way audio support on 1 channel, the Q7404 Video Encoder allows communication with visitors or potential intruders from the operator’s base. With half duplex audio feature, voices can be transmitted in both directions, from the sender or the receiver, but only one direction at a time. With the image setting adjustments, you can improve the image quality before the image encoding takes place. Besides, the Q7404 Video Encoder includes features such as Privacy Masking, Text and Image Overlay, Aspect Ratio Correction, Enhanced De-interlace Filter and Mirroring of Images.

Intelligent video capabilities include video motion detection and audio detection where the Q7404 Video Encoder’s inputs and outputs connect to the sensors and devices, and enable the system to retort to alarms and activate lights. Tamper Detection allows the encoder to detect and respond when it is redirected, blocked, defocused, or spray-painted, hence it is suitable for tamper-prone places such as transportation stations and prisons. Password Protection restricts access to unauthorized persons and IP filtering restricts access to 1 or more user groups. User groups can be created with an IP address range being defined for each group. The encoder supports HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol over SSL), which protects streaming data transmission across the network.

Supporting the Axis Video Hosting System (AVHS) software with a 1-click camera connection, the Q7401 Video Encoder can create a service provider-specific portal for managing video monitoring over the network. The encoder can be connected to the video service portal via any internet based PC, laptops or mobile phones to watch live videos. VAPIX is an API (Application Programming Interface) created by Axis for cost efficiency, flexibility, scalability, and integration with other systems.

Integrates up to 4 analog cameras to an IP network-based video surveillance system
Supports a wide range of analog PTZ cameras, including software drivers for more than 25 analog cameras
Output resolutions up to D1 (720 x 480 in NTSC / 720 x 576 in PAL) at full frame rates
Multiple H.264 streams with individually configurable video streams
H.264 compression offers optimized bandwidth and storage efficiency by reducing the bit rate without hampering the image quality
MJPEG format is also supported for enhanced flexibility
With the image setting adjustments, you can improve the image quality before the image encoding takes place
Allows serial commands to be sent to legacy equipment used in a surveillance system using the RS-422/RS-485 serial port
Supports 2-way audio on 1 channel - communicates with visitors or potential intruders from the operator's base station
Half duplex - Voices can be transmitted in both directions, from the sender or the receiver, but only one direction at a time
Privacy Masking, Text and Image Overlay, Aspect Ratio Correction, Enhanced De-interlace Filter and Mirroring of Images
Intelligent video capabilities include video motion detection and audio detection where the encoder's inputs and outputs connect to the sensors and devices and enable the system to retort to alarms and activate lights
Tamper Detection- allows the encoder to detect and respond when it is redirected, blocked, defocused, or spray-painted; hence it is suitable for tamper-prone places such as transportation stations and prisons
Password protection - supports multi-level password protection and allows only those operators to access the camera who has a user name and user password
IP filtering - IP address filtering restricts system-access and system-control to selected users
User groups can be created with an IP address range being defined for each group
Supports HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol over SSL), which protects streaming data transmission across the network
Supports the Axis Video Hosting System (AVHS) software with a 1-click camera connection to create a service provider-specific portal for managing video monitoring over the network
Can be connected to the video service portal via any internet based PC, laptops or mobile phones to watch live videos
VAPIX is an API (Application Programming Interface) created by Axis for cost efficiency, flexibility, scalability, and integration with other systems
Video Encoder
Video Compression H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC)
Motion JPEG
Resolutions NTSC: 720 x 480 to 176 x 120
PAL: 720 x 576 to 176 x 144
Frame Rate H.264 30/25 (NTSC/PAL) fps in all resolutions
Frame Rate Motion JPEG 30/25 (NTSC/PAL) fps in all resolutions
Video Streaming Multiple, individually configurable streams per channel in H.264 and/or Motion JPEG: 3 simultaneous streams in max. resolution at 30/25 fps from each channel; more streams if identical or limited in frame rate/resolution
Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
VBR/CBR H.264
Image Settings Compression, color, brightness, contrast
Rotation: 90°, 180°, 270°
Aspect ratio correction
Mirroring of images
Text and image overlay
Privacy mask
Enhanced deinterlace filter
Audio
Audio Streaming Two way, half-duplex on Channel 1
Audio Compression AAC-LC 8 kHz 32 kbit/s, 16 kHz 64 kbit/s
G.711 PCM 8 kHz 64 kbit/s
G.726 ADPCM 8 kHz 32 or 24 kbit/s
Audio Input/Output External microphone input or line input
Line level output
Network
Security Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption, IEEE 802.1X network access control, digest authentication, user access log
Supported Protocols IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, IEEE 802.1X, QoS layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnP, SNMPv1/v2c/v3(MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS
System Integration
Application Programming Interface Open API for software integration, including VAPIX from Axis Communications
Intelligent Video Video motion detection, active tampering alarm, audio detection
Alarm Triggers Intelligent video, external inputs, video loss
Alarm Events File upload via FTP, HTTP and email
Notification via email, HTTP and TCP
External output activation
PTZ presets
Video Buffer 64 MB pre- and post-alarm per channel
Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wide range of analog PTZ cameras supported
100 presets, guard tour, PTZ control queue
Supports Windows compatible joysticks
General
Casing Metal casing. Standalone or wall mount
Processor & Memory 4x ARTPEC-3, 4x 128 MB RAM, 4x 128 MB Flash
Power 8-20 V DC, max. 16.1 W
Connectors 4 analog composite video BNC inputs, NTSC/PAL auto-sensing
RJ-45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
DC terminal block: power in 8-20 V DC, max. 16.1 W
4 I/O terminal blocks with 2 configurable inputs/outputs per channel
3.5 mm mic/line in, 3.5 mm line out 4 RS-485/RS-422 serial ports
Operating Conditions 32 to 113° F (0 to 45° C)
Humidity 20-80 % RH (non-condensing)
Approvals EN 55022 Class B, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 55024, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B, ICES-003 Class B, VCCI Class B, C-tick AS/NZS CISPR 22, EN 60950-1
Power supply PS-P: EN 60950-1, UL, CSA
Weight 1.75 lb (796 g)
Axis Communications Q7404 Video Encoder with H.264 (4 Channels)
  • Power Supply
  • Mounting and Connector Kits
  • Installation Guide
  • CD with Installation and Management Tools Software
  • User Manual
  • 4 x Windows Decoder User License
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    Axis CommunicationsQ7404 Video Encoder with H.264 (4 Channels)
     
    3.5

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    5.0

    Nice Quality product from B & H

    By Vipul

    from Cincinnati, OH

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    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Discreet
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Sensitive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording
      • Safety

      Comments about Axis Communications Q7404 Video Encoder with H.264 (4 Channels):

      I am writing Video Management System and using this encoder for my video feed. So far it is very nice and works great for my software. as well as it is having very goo API list to develop interface it with.

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      2.0

      Only RTP encapsulated multicast

      By Gunks Climber

      from Princeton NJ

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      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

      • Inflexible output stream

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        Comments about Axis Communications Q7404 Video Encoder with H.264 (4 Channels):

        A little disappointed with this product for my intended application (ABR streams for HLS, HDS, HSS...). The problem for me is that this unit does too much and there is no way to make the output multicast stream a simple UDP stream. The multicast stream has to be encapsulated within a RTP package. Thereby rendering a simple steaming video player like VLC useless when trying to do simple multicast joins (udp://@239.0.0.1:50000). You *have* to use the Axis built-in method (rtsp://encoder-src-ip:554/axis-media/media.amp). This creates a lot of inflexibility with this product. I flashed the firmware to the latest and greatest (5.20) with no better results. With that said, it seems like a pretty good device for specific applications. YMMV.

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