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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bolide Technology H.264 Compression Technology

Bolide Technology H.264 Compression Technology

Video compression as a subject matter may seem really dull, but the real-world benefits of using the latest technology can radically increase the flexibility of your IP network. Put simply, better compression means greater flexibility - the more efficiently data is handled, the more choices you have with your existing resources. An existing network can support more cameras, better audio-video quality or both.

Video compression standards - JPEG / M-JPEG / MPEG-4

For surveillance applications, the ‘industry-standard' image compression format is JPEG - which is perhaps best known for digital still photographs. In fact, using JPEG compression a network camera is acting rather like a digital camera - taking 25 (PAL) or 30 (NTSC) pictures per second.

Often referred to as Motion JPEG or M-JPEG, it has relatively low processor demands and has made possible the current generation of network cameras. It's also quite well suited to monitoring applications where it's not always essential to provide a TV-quality frame-rate. On the negative side, the M-JPEG format dates back to the early 90s and since then the technology of compression has advanced considerably...

The other standard form of compression, MPEG-4 is actually a series of standards, developed by ISO/IEC Motion Pictures Expert Group (MPEG), and MPEG-4 Part 2 is supported by most Sony network cameras. In 2006, however, Sony began introducing a more advanced MPEG-4 format known as H.264 (or MPEG-4 Part 10). Specifically developed to provide high-quality video at a much lower bit rate than MPEG-4, it uses a variety of different advanced techniques to achieve this aim - most notably block patterns used to predict movement across video frames.

MPEG-4 compression not only operates on each individual frame (intra-frame compression) but also across a series of frames (inter-frame compression). Since a large amount of data is frequently unchanged between frames, this enables a highly significant increase in compression.

Benefits of high-performance video compression technology

The graph shows just one example of comparing bit rates at which JPEG, MPEG-4, and H.264 images can be transmitted

Comparison of H.264, MPEG-4, and JPEG(picture quality vs. bit rate)*

H.264 was developed to provide high-quality video at a much lower bit rate than standard MPEG-4 or JPEG. As a result, H.264 compression represents a significant benefit to network security camera operations, offering enhanced images with reduced bandwidth.

The market uptake of this technology has been growing quickly due to its wide use within consumer products and its significant improvement over MPEG-4 in terms of compression ratio. For network cameras designed to work with H.264, less bandwidth is needed. The practical benefits of these varying compression formats can be illustrated quite simply. In the diagram you can see JPEG compression operating at 260Kb/s, while MPEG-4 transmits at 85Kb/s and H.264 transmits at 50K/bs. To put this into perspective, MPEG-4 requires approximately one-third of the bandwidth used by JPEG and H.264 requires just one-fifth. That's almost a 40% saving between standard MPEG-4 and H.264. With better compression, stored files will take up much less room on a server - hence potentially saving significantly sums in network storage requirements.

Bolide H.264 - coding standard of choice

A five-fold increase in the capacity of an IP-based network might seem science fiction, but in a networked digital world it should come as no surprise that there's a huge amount of investment in ensuring the highest possible video quality at the lowest possible bit rate. H.264 technology is currently used in Blu-ray Discs, HDTV broadcasting (including BBC HD and Euro 1080), AVCHD (an HD recording format for HDD and Solid State camcorders) and a wide variety of mobile devices, including Apple's iPhone and Sony's PSP. The format is also commonly used online for high-quality content, for example HD movie trailers and YouTube has also adopted it for its new high-quality mode. This also means most media players, such as QuickTime or VLC, support H.264 encoded content.

Demands in the Bolide's video surveillance world are increasing for more storage and bandwidth without compromising the high frame rates and high resolutions that are desired for improved security. More effective compression methods are therefore required and Bolide's H.264 DVR Technology is coming to the rescue.

Check out our H.264 DVR

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy ThanksGiving!

In 1620, after an arduous and hostile journey, William Bradford of England and a group of Pilgrims landed in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts in the New World.

To give thanks for their voyage, in 1621, they sat down with a tribe of Indians and broke bread with them.

In 1789, President George Washington declared the first official Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

In modern day society, we’ve turned this into a National Holiday to give blessings and thanks with our family and friends.

In that spirit of those who came before us, I would like to THANK YOU for all your support, encouragement, and love this past year.

May you be blessed with the brightest season ahead, and may you reap the bounty you and your family so richly deserve.

God Bless America and our Soldiers everywhere, and keep them safe.

Happy Thanks Giving...Goble Goble...

Committed to Securing America,

Nick Cardenas

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Compare Housings? I Think We May Have To!

Here are my results for the comparison between Bolide Tech and the competitor's Weather Proof Housings.


Bolide shows more bolts for tighter sealing.


Notice the gap between foam and plastic.


Bolide offers a thick Rubber seal while the competitor peddles foam. Also notice the yellow glue around the glass window...poor workman ship!

Bolide has the more durable hardware.


This is just a joke for weatherproof housings.

- I wouldn't put my name on this crap either!

Bolide offers quality products, and I wasted my money on the competitions housing.

The "I Can Get That Camera for Half the Price" Comparison

“I’m tired of guessing, as an installer… I just don’t have time. I received a tip that there were a lot of different “Non Brand Name” products out there with the same specs and quality as the big guys. Most of the items were being sold for ½ the cost of what the other big company sells... it was TRUE or so I thought…”

Specs for "Both" Cameras:
1/3" Sony High Res. CCD

550 TVL

36pcs, IR LEDs

115ft - 145ft


Have no Fear Nick is Here!! I finally made the sacrifice and wasted my own money in order to compare products from different companies. Here are my results...

**Please note that I would never mislead you in anyway. I will not disclose other companies business names either, I'm just trying to shed light on what can happen if your not careful.

(Bolide) Below

(Competitor) Below

Well first and Foremost, when we talk about about Fit and Finish, Bolide Tech Comes out as the winner. We DO NOT put stickers on Vandal/Weather Proof cameras.
(Bolide) Below

(Competitor) Below

-If you look at both cameras, you'll notice inspection stickers on Bolide Tech's circuit Boards. Bolide only uses Grade A circuit boards with Sony CCD Chipsets. As for the other camera,'s black?

(Bolide) Below

(Competitor) Below

- Here's a great comparison. This Bolide Camera offer a PTZ style Synthetic belt which offers smooth Vari Focal Operation in all weather conditions. As for the competitor... The teeth might break when it's cold.

Stay tuned, I will have a Video posted after the holidays, which will show you the True Difference in Color and Clarity between the 2 cameras.

Conclusion: Bolide Cameras are built for long term use.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Yellow Bird 3D Visual

For a great interactive experience check out the "Yellow Bird" cam below.

When will the Surveillance Industry bring this into the market?

I could definitely mount one of these to my roof!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Thought this was funny!

Hidden Camera Gags for Halloween!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ultimate Cam!!??!!

What is your Ultimate CCTV Camera?
OK I'll start off!
My Ultimate CCTV Camera would be a PTZ and consist of;
  • IR
  • AutoTracking
  • 10 MegaPixel/ IP
  • User Friendly/ Easy Snap In Design
  • Here's the Kicker - For UNDER $1,100.00
What is yours?? Let me know know below VVV

Crazy Montana Guy!

Got Guts? These guys are protecting us EVERYDAY!

What would you do?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

ASIS 2009

It was a great show this past week. Everyone did a great job on the floor. I believed everyone had a great time, we enjoyed a keg, new technology products and great people. Air Conditioning was our friend this past week, heat wave through Socal hit us raising the temps in the OC to 95 Degrees! I guess the Ice Cold Beer Bolide was serving soothed the soul for many clients.

So what did Bolide do besides get there customers feeling Nice? Well, we set up our state-of-the-art Video Monitoring Wall. With last years sales surging over $2.6 Million on this application we decided to set it up and "Own the Show." We displayed this achievement without a fret. Check out the possibilities associated with this application.
I want to thank everyone for their support and love when they came out. Please come see us in April at the ISC West in Las Vegas. Soon to come, HD Cams, IP Mega Pixel Cams and Video Analytics!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Imagine getting a call from one of your clients, they are devestated. Crying and sobbing to you, trying to tell you how they have just been robbed!

You make arrangments to head over to the site to review the tapes.

Your really hoping you captured some great face shots.

Then you pull this up.

GODSPEED - Nick Cardenas

Monday, September 14, 2009

IPhone DVR Security System

Have you ever messed around with someone's IPhone? Or maybe you have one? Check this out:






Whats great about this software is that it is actually an IPhone App, NOT a browser. There is a demo here

Watch how fast the app responds to it's command. Easly stream through all of your cameras, up to 16. PTZ control is a breeze as well allowing for total control, zoom in, out, pan & tilt. Let me know what you think!


ALOA Trade Show

I'm a little late on writing about the ALOA that happened last month in Vegas, but the show had a great turnout. We spoke with a lot of 3rd generation locksmith's that attended and they told us that they have inplemented surviellance into their services. I was pretty impressed with the sponsors booth, Intermountain Lock, they all seemed to have great spirits. I took a visit up to Utah a week later to see what they we're all about. I was very impressed and the building stuck out like a green hat with an orange bill. 3 stories and all glass, very nice.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Security Soldiers!

A-Ten-Hut! My Name is Nick Cardenas! My goal from here on out is to give you insightful, factual and Valuable information for your everyday lives as a Distributor, dealer or installer for the CCTV industry. I like to think of us as 'Security Soldiers' for the fact that we're producing a level of protection to the citizen's of the US! GodBless the soldiers for doing their part abroad. I challenge you to take pride in your work, choose the best solutions for each project, and honor those people trusting you with there safety and security!

Stay Tuned!