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September 9th, 2011
SDI: What Video Synopsis Means to Integrators (editorial)

Tool for rapid video review adds value to surveillance deployments

Having hundreds or even thousands of cameras deployed in municipalities, school campuses, healthcare and other vertical markets is not uncommon. In fact, it’s becoming the norm and most people have become accustomed to having cameras in a host of public places.

But the reality of it, whether streams are coming into a central monitoring station or command center, is that little of the video recorded or live is ever viewed. And we all know about operator fatigue when it comes to watching banks of video monitors 24/7.

A unique and unprecedented enabling technology by BriefCam uses a software-based algorithm called Video Synopsis (VS) to allow users to “browse hours in minutes” by creating a summary of the original video to enable rapid review of the surveillance activities… [Click for full article…]