Originally Posted by NetworkTV
Are those IP cameras or hard wired? The IP cams that don't require a conenction to an external device generall have pretty poor video quality due to the compression.
They are IP cameras. They're Power over Ethernet with a single CAT5 run to them. So they're wired, not wireless. The H.264 video compression is done on board the camera. They save video footage to a FTP server running on a PC on my network.
Mine run to a digital DVR which I can access remotely. I have it slimmed down to about 7FPS and limited to 780kb/s for remote viewing so I don't kill my connection and eat all my bandwidth.
Mine have a substream I can configure with lower resolution and a truncated frame rate for low bandwidth remote viewing.