Axis Communications P7214 4-Channel Barebone Video Encoder

Axis Communications P7214 4-Channel Barebone Video Encoder

Axis Communications P7214 4-Channel Barebone Video Encoder

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Product Highlights

  • Full Frame Rate
  • Simultaneous H.264 & Motion JPEG
  • Edge Storage
  • High Resolution Quad-View
  • 2-Way Audio
  • PTZ Support
  • Power over Ethernet
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Axis Communications P7214 overview

  • 1Description

The Axis Communications P7214 4-Channel Barebone Video Encoder enables a cost-effective way to gain all the benefits of professional network video without discarding existing analog investments. This video encoder offers advanced network capabilities with great video performance and impressive audio quality. This 4-channel encoder offers 1 H.264 and 1 Motion JPEG stream per channel at full frame rate in all resolutions up to D1 (720 x 480 NTSC or 720 x 576 PAL).The support for H.264 offers a video compression format that drastically reduces bandwidth and storage requirements without compromising image quality. Moreover, this video encoder also offers powerful, full-featured, and efficient integration of analog cameras into an IP-based video surveillance system and is suitable for locations such as gas stations, convenience stores, and small offices.

The P7214 Encoder presents intelligent video capabilities such as video motion detection, active tampering alarm, and 2-way audio with audio detection. It also includes support for PoE (Power over Ethernet, IEEE 802.3af), which enables it to receive power through the network cable. Furthermore, the encoder provides pan, tilt, and zoom support, enabling control of analog PTZ cameras. This standalone encoder also has a 1 microSDHC memory card slot for edge storage.


  1. Memory card sold separately.
  2. Power supply sold separately.

High Performance, 4-Channel Solution with Impressive Audio Quality

This is a compact, 4-channel video encoder that has good video performance and impressive audio quality as it can simplify migration to network video without upgrading existing camera systems.

Powerful and Full-Featured

The encoder provides edge storage through a microSDHC memory card slot. It supports all types of analog cameras including PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) and PTZ domes. It also features both RS-422 and RS-485 for controlling analog PTZ cameras. Configurable inputs/outputs can be connected to external relays and sensors for activating lights, locking/unlocking doors, and more.

The Easy Way to a Smarter CCTV System

It is suitable for small and medium analog video installations, especially where an IP network infrastructure is already in place. Designed for installation close to the camera, this encoder is powered over Ethernet using the same cable as for data transmission, which simplifies installation.

Reduced Bandwidth and Storage

The encoder can deliver 2 simultaneous video streams, 1 in H.264, and another in motion JPEG, at full frame rate. The H.264 video compression format drastically reduces bandwidth and storage requirements without compromising image quality. Motion JPEG is supported for increased flexibility.

Additional Features

Full frame rate in all resolutions and all compression formats
Intelligent video capabilities such as video motion detection, active tampering alarm, and audio detection
Advanced security and network management features such as HTTPS encryption with preserved performance, IPv6 and Quality of Service
Open Application Programming Interface (API) for software integration, including VAPIX from Axis Communications


EN 55022 Class B, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 55024, EN61000-6-1, EN61000-6-2, EN 60950-1, C-tick AS/NZS CISPR 22, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B, ICES-003 Class B, VCCI Class B, KCC Class B, UL/IEC/EN 60950-1
In the Box
Axis Communications P7214 4-Channel Barebone Video Encoder
  • CD with Management Tools
  • Software
  • Windows Decoder User Licenses
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Axis Communications P7214 specs

    Video Encoder
    Channels 4-channel video encoder
    Video Compression H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Baseline and Main Profile
    Motion JPEG
    Resolutions 176 x 120 to 720 x 576,176 x 120 to 536 x 1152 for quad view
    Frame Rate H.264:
    30/25 (NTSC/PAL) fps
    15 fps in quad view in full resolution Motion JPEG:
    30/25 (NTSC/PAL) fps
    15 fps in quad view in full resolution
    Video Streaming 1 individually configured H.264 and 1 Motion JPEG stream per channel at full frame rate
    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, video termination, antialiasing, temporal noise filtering
    Audio Streaming 2-way, full duplex and half duplex (mic/line input 1/line output)
    2-way, full duplex and half duplex (mic/line input 2/line output)
    Audio I/O External microphone input or line input Line level output Audio streaming, record (AU) and play uploaded (WAV, AU) clips AU (G.711 μ-law 8-bit 8/16 kHz mono), WAV (PCM 16-bit 8/16 kHz mono)
    Audio Compression Method In:
    AAC-LC 8 or 16 kHz 8-64 kbit/s, G.711 μ-law PCM 8 kHz
    64 kbit/sG.726 ADPCM 8 kHz 32 kbit/s or 24 kbit/s
    G.711 μ-law PCM 8 kHz 64 kbit/s, μ-law PCM 16 kHz
    128 kbit/sG.726 ADPCM 8 kHz 32 kbit/s or 24 kbit/s
    Security Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption, IEEE 802.1X network access control, digest authentication, user access log

    This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL. Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit.

    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

    This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL. Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit.

    System Integration
    Application Programming Interface Open API for software integration, including VAPIX from Axis Communications (available at
    Intelligent Video Video motion detection, active tampering alarm, audio detection
    Alarm Triggers Intelligent video, external inputs, video loss
    Alarm Actions File upload via FTP, HTTP and email; notification via email, HTTP and TCP; external output activation; video and audio recording to edge storage; pre- and post-alarm video buffering, PTZ preset, play audio clip
    Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wide range of analog PTZ cameras supported
    Support for 1 PTZ driver
    100 presets/camera, guard tour, PTZ control queue
    Supports Windows compatible joysticks

    Drivers available for download at

    Casing Standalone, metal casing
    Wall mount
    Processor & Memory ARTPEC-4, 512 MB RAM, 128 MB Flash
    Connectors DC input terminal block
    4 x analog composite video BNC inputs RJ-45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE Terminal block for four configurable external inputs/outputs
    Terminal block for RS-485/422 (full duplex)
    2 x 3.5mm jacks for microphone or line input (mono)
    3.5mm jack for audio output (mono)
    Edge Storage MicroSD / microSDHC / microSDXC slot supporting memory card up to 64 GB
    1 x card slot

    Card sold separately. Support for recording to network share (network-attached storage or file server)

    Operating Conditions 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
    Humidity 20 to 80% RH (non-condensing)
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 6.8 x 4.3 x 1.5" 172.7 x 109.2 x 38.1 mm)
    Weight 1.26 lb (0.57 kg)

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