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What is a video encoder?

A video encoder (or video server) is a system which integrates a CCTV camera in a network videosurveillance system


The coaxial cable of the CCTV camera is simply pluged on the coaxial port of the video encoder which digitizes, compresses and sends the video streaming on the local network (LAN) or on the Internet via its Ethernet port (RJ45)

Once on the network, the video streaming is the same as the streaming coming from a network camera


However the resolution of the video remains limited to the resolution of the CCTV camera connected to the video encoder (576 lines max in PAL)

A video encoder provides also some features like motion detection and alerts via email or SMS

We can say that a video encoder transforms a CCTV camera into a network camera



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