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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The New Sony Effio Chip Set!

Good morning! Thank you very much for checking out my Blog today!

Well I figured something had to give, because according to my calculations, analog security systems are much more popular than I.P. or Mega Pixel Systems. I would have to say that the Worst Mega Pixel camera is probably 10 X Better than the best analog camera on the market today....  Or could I be wrong? Sony is pulling out all the stops with their new release of the much anticipated EFFIO Chip SET!

I think Sony may be on to something here... a 610 TVL COLOR Camera?

Well it's true! 

The new Sony Effio Chip Set does it all. 

Bolide has partnered once again with Sony to bring you a solid line up of our most popular cameras. Due to arrive within the next month we can look forward to much better clarity and 'a whole lotta awesomeness.'

"Effio" is a Sony signal processor which realizes high resolution, high S/N ratio and high color reproduction for security camera.

"Effio" System Configuration

· Support sensor : 760H, New 960H CCD
· Compact design : 3-chip solution (AFE, DSP and LPDDR)

The main feature of the Effio Chip Set

High Resolution

  • Provide advanced Clear picture quality
  • Provide more recognizable picture after E-Zoom operation
High Picture Quality DSP image

Excellent Color Reproduction

Excellent Color Reproduction image

Noise Reduction

Noise Reduction image

Wide Dynamic Range

Wide Dynamic Range image

Confirmed maximum resolution to achieve the 700TVL. (refer to Fig.1)
  • Measurement conditions are as follows :
    ·Camera set : "Effio"'s Reference Design (refer to Fig.2)
    ·Parameter : "Effio"'s standard parameter
    ·Lens : Mega-pixel lens (TAMRON: M13VM550)
    ·Optical LPF : Designed for 960H CCD
  • Measurement method is refered to JEITA (TTR-4602B).
effio reference design output image
effio peference design image

Look Forward to Bolide Housing this 'awesomeness'

• Hyper Wide Dynamic Color Camera(Effio)
• 1/3” Super Hi-Resolution
• Color:610TVL; B/W:630TVL
• 0.1Lux@F1.0; Sense-up:0.001Lux@F1.0
• Multi-Language OSD Control/RS485 Control
• Powerful 256X WDR(53dB)
• 2D/3D Noise Reduction & Sense Up(512x) Functions
• High Contrast Images. Ideal for Backlight Environments
• Face Detection of up to 4 faces
• E-zoom Function(1~256x)
• Polygonal Mosaic Privacy Mask
• Advanced Motion Detection Function
If you have any questions pertaining to the specifications of the camera please let me know... Many new features like 3D noise Reduction and Face Detection make this camera truly remarkable!

I appreciate your time today!


  1. Your statement that MP is 10x better than analog is misleading. Ok - better resolution but what about the rest - MP has very poor:

    WDR - sensitive to bright light
    In Low light - way worse than IP, NTSC
    Movement artifacts: heavy distortion/blurring
    Bandwidth/compression: 6x worse than IP
    Rolling shutter: produces leaning buildings etc
    Florescent lighting: MP has extreme sensitivity

    I think you meant to say 10x more expensive.

  2. I appreciate the feedback, but the reality is your not up to date on your technology.

    Low Light? CMOS Yes, CCD No.. Bolide offers CCD and Mechanical IR Cut Filters for Supreme Night Quality on the Mega pixel line.

    Movement Artifacts?: maybe distorted in live video but not in Playback. JPEG2000 has the smoothest compression to playback resolution at the Camera

    Bandwith/Compression? H.264 Multi-stream. Bolide uses both JPEG2000 and H.264 Compression methods depending on what they it doing.

    Rolling Shutter?: Again CMOS garbage

    Florescent Lighting?: maybe CMOS again?

    WDR = CCD Bolide

    Try a demo to see what I'm talking about...

  3. Hi Nick - let's define what we have consensus on:

    1st - I was merely commenting on your above statement: "I would have to say that the Worst Mega Pixel camera is probably 10 X Better than the best analog camera on the market today"

    Therefore: of course CCD can have good low light, I was strictly talking MP in context with above.

    Movement Artifacts problems: MP,CCD (especially Sony Super HAD II)cannot be repaired in playback.MP because of it's garbage rolling shutter and Sony because of the opportunity cost created by the "double-shot" effect.

    Florescent lighting can have a tremendous effect on CCD, and especially IP - why else is "line-lock so important in heavy CCD / Florissant conditions?.

    You must love Bolide (in fact so do I) but your statement: WDR = CCD Bolide is completely misleading. Pixim is the answer for WDR - NOT CCD (BTW: Bolide has several Pixim technology cameras). Pixim has 500 TIMES more Dynamic Range than CCD - no contest. And as you know the accepted ways to measure WDR is by using Bits and DB

    • CCD 8 bits or 48-53 bits
    • Pixim 17 bits or 100-120db (500x more)

    Even with Sony's double shot (at the cost of motion artifacts and problems with color and resolution in the mid-range) still has severe smearing or blooming in variable lighting conditions. Pixim Zero with any these issues.

    I highly recommend you sample a Bolide Pixim camera.

  4. Craig, does Pixim use CMOS? In terms of the 2 chip sets, CMOS or CCD **without Wide Dynamic Range, which would be better...Overall?