H265 support
  • I use SecuritySpy to record activity in our nests boxes for swifts. A TV producer is interested in getting better videos of our swifts this season and is offering us two HIKVISION DS-2CD2085FWD-I cameras. These use H265 compression. I see from other threads that you are planning to support H265, but looking at recent release notes I did not see any indication that this has been done yet. Can you clarify please.

    Best regards,
    Mark Pearse
  • Hi Mark,

    H.265 won't give you better video exactly - it will simply give you smaller file sizes at the same visual quality, compared to H.264. All current H.265 cameras, including the model you reference, is capable of also supplying H.264, so there will be no compatibility problems with the current version of SecuritySpy.

    We will indeed be releasing an update with H.265 functionality in the near future, and it would be good to get you to test our upcoming H.265 features with your cameras if possible - please let me know if you would like to test this and I can send you a beta version.
  • Ben,
    I have a handful of trendnet cameras that have an option to encode to h265. I have this option set in the camera already. Does the current version of SS not capturing at h265?
    Will the beta version record and save the playback file as h265?
  • Ben, does beta 4.2.10b12 have H.265 for testing?

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!