IP cameras

Notes and reviews for random IP cameras, usually in regard with their use with ZoneMinder DVR.

IP camera Techage TA-XM-608GP-AI-30 (3MP)

Specification

Worth mentioning

RTSP stream URL for ZoneMinder or VLC:

rtsp://192.168.1.150:554/user=admin_password=tlJwpbo6_channel=1_stream=0&protocol=unicast.sdp?real_stream

Random settings:

# In-camera setting: "H.265X" + "4MP"
Video: h264 (High), yuvj420p(pc, progressive), 2560x1440 [SAR 4:3 DAR 64:27], 25 fps, 10 tbr, 90k tbn

# In-camera setting:"H.265" + "4MP"
Video: hevc (Main), yuvj420p(pc), 2560x1440 [SAR 4:3 DAR 64:27], 25 fps, 10 tbr, 90k tbn

# In-camera setting: "H.265X" + "3MP"
Video: h264 (High), yuvj420p(pc, progressive), 2304x1296 [SAR 4:3 DAR 64:27], 25 fps, 10 tbr, 90k tbn

Fixing the wrong aspect ratio without re-encoding

Before I come up with better solution, this works well. It simply adjusts the display aspect ratio (DAR), so players know to play it back as 16:9.

ffmpeg -i in.mp4 -aspect 16:9 -c copy out.mp4

More resources: Correct aspect ratio without re-encoding video file

Sample footage

Will add at some point. Overall very nice image for $35.

IP camera Techage TA-XM-605GP-AI-50G (5MP)

Specification

Worth mentioning

RTSP stream URL for ZoneMinder or VLC:

rtsp://<IP-ADDRESS>:554/user=admin_password=tlJwpbo6_channel=1_stream=0&protocol=unicast.sdp?real_stream

Random settings:

# H265X + 5M + Best + SmartEncode: Closing
Video: h264 (Baseline), yuvj420p(pc, bt709, progressive), 2880x1616, 20 fps, 20 tbr, 90k tbn

# H265X + 5M + Best + SmartEncode: H265X
Video: h264 (Baseline), yuvj420p(pc, bt709, progressive), 2880x1616, 20 fps, 20 tbr, 90k tbn, 40 tbc

# H265 + 5M + Best + SmartEncode: H265+
Video: hevc (Main), yuvj420p(pc, bt709), 2880x1616, 20 fps, 20 tbr, 90k tbn, 20 tbc

# H265X + 4M + Best + SmartEncode: H265X
Video: h264 (Baseline), yuvj420p(pc, bt709, progressive), 2560x1440, 20 fps, 20 tbr, 90k tbn, 40 tbc

Sample footage

Will add at some point. Do not recommend, the resolution is high, but the image quality seems to be upscaled from 1080p at best. This is confirmed by one of the reviews at AliExpress: "In short, the quality of Techage has ended, I will not take anything else here. The module in this camera ivg-g5 marking gk7605v100. but the matrix here 2 MP and resolutions 5 and 4 MP interpolate from it. Hanged instead of the old one and immediately it became clear that something was wrong, the vertical coverage field decreased strongly, and the clarity of the details disappeared, the picture was soap."