The Race is on for Better Video Compression


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As new technologies emerge, the tried-and-true methods remain at the top of the heap - for now, at least.

As the old adage says, "Necessity is the mother of invention," and there may be few areas where this is more applicable than in video surveillance. Camera manufacturers' constant and continuing "resolution race" is creating larger video file sizes that can place significant burdens on bandwidth and storage requirements. Transferring there larger files requires end users to make larger investments in solutions, which drives up overall video system costs --- often substantially.