The latency of a camera is important

Internal camera latency has been a widely debated topic in recent years, particularly with the rise of IP-based video streaming. The choice between expensive uncompressed solutions or lossy compressed solutions is mostly based on the conception of latency. While physical outputs like HDMI or SDI are much easier to define and measure, a common misconception is that they are without latency.

Avonic has developed a latency test

When measuring latency over IP, it becomes challenging because multiple variables in the signal chain need to be considered. Determining the latency introduced by the camera and the decoding computer is necessary, but it does not make sense to separate them since a decoder is always needed to view the camera output. Avonic has developed a testing procedure that can consistently measure latency on HDMI, SDI, and IP. This testing procedure is reproducible by knowledgeable individuals with the right equipment.

Avonic’s cameras are blistering fast over IP 

As you can read in the below-added PDF report Avonic’s cameras are blistering fast over IP. The IP latencies are one of the fastest in the current market and this is for many integrators a reason to choose Avonic for their project.

Mounting upside-down has no impact on the latency

One point of debate is whether mounting a camera upside-down introduces more latency. The argument here is that flipping the image requires additional image processing and buffering of frames, which can introduce more latency. While this may be true for other brands, this assumption is not accurate since our cameras have image processing capabilities that can handle upside-down flipping without latency.

Download the full latency report below

Download below the full latency report in PDF for all the latency numbers. You can use this report when using Avonic in a tender to prove our camera will fit in the tender specs.