The Cameras

The following steps will help you get the best possible results from your cameras:

Step 1: Diagnostics

You or your Tech contact sends us 10-minute snippets from the camera feeds.

omniX validates the snippets and informs if any adjustments are required such as camera angle, resolution changes etc


Step 2: Set the camera’s frames per second (FPS) setting to 10

omniX requires a minimum number of frames per second to be effective.  An FPS rate of 10 or better provides omniX with sufficient visual data for analysis.  In rare cases, omniX can be used with a lower FPS - if required, please discuss this possibility with your omniX labs Onboarding Engineer.

Step 3: Tune the camera’s resolution to optimize bandwidth use

omniX requires a minimum amount of visual detail to be effective.  High-res cameras can be “scaled down” to optimize the bandwidth requirements.  A resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels per frame is sufficient in most use cases.

Step 4: Enable High-Efficiency Video Coding (H.265), if available

H.265 replaces the more common H.264 video compression standard and typically offers a 25-50% improvement over H.264’s video compression capabilities at similar bit rates.  If your video source supports it, enable this setting to further optimize the bandwidth requirements and operational efficiency.

Step 5: Disable the camera’s audio stream, if possible

Some cameras have built-in microphones that also capture audio data. The audio data is not required by omniX, so unless you’re using it for some other purpose, please disable it as it typically consumes too much bandwidth.