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4K & HD Visible (Color) Long-Range Surveillance Imaging

Visible light is the electromagnetic radiation that we humans see every day. Infiniti uses high-resolution sensors that capture that information in sharp, clear RGB color images. We offer a range of sensors from 2 megapixel 1080p HD resolution to 8 megapixel 4K UHD resolution. If needed, we can even provide cameras with a higher resolution than 4K, but we have found that often 2MP sensors offer the best performance ratio, balancing light sensitivity, amount of detail, and far-reaching zoom.

Advantages

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Full Color Images

Color comes from differing wavelengths of visible light. The sensors we use detect those same wavelengths to provide a color image. Other imaging solutions use wavelengths outside of the visible spectrum, so true-to-life color imaging is not possible with those methods.

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Excellent Detail

Using not just high-resolution sensors, but also highly-tuned high-definition lenses is the key to our excellent detail. Many companies upgrade their sensors to HD resolution but continue to use the same lenses that were designed for standard definition sensors, which limits the level of detail to the lower lens resolution.

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Great Zoom Ranges

We offer a variety of telephoto zoom lenses that deliver extraordinary optical performance for extreme long-range surveillance, with zoom ratios up to 135X and focal lengths as long as 2075mm at HD resolution. These lenses allow for wide situational awareness while also providing excellent detail on long-distance targets.

Disadvantages of Visible Imaging

While there are obvious advantages to having surveillance images in the visible wavelength, there are other imaging wavelengths that offer better surveillance options under certain conditions.

Requires Good Lighting

The quality of any image is largely dependent on the quantity of light. Since the best light source is typically the sun, this creates poor and inconsistent performance at night for most visible light cameras. Our visible cameras can automatically switch to a black and white IR mode, which in addition to visible light also senses light in the NIR (Near Infrared) wavelength.

IR illuminators can also be added to increase the quality of the image, however these can are typically limited in range and longer-range options often create problems like hot spots and overexposure. Infiniti has developed a laser technology that focuses its NIR illumination as the user zooms, extending the possible illumination range to be as far as 5km. For more information, see our ZLID Illumination page.

Poor in Smoke & Fog

Visible light sensors are subject to the same optical obscurants that we see. This means that smoke, dust and fog will impede your view. Other imaging technologies are often able to see through these types of obstructions.

Every situation is unique, and we excel at designing camera systems that deliver the specific performance you need at the best competitive price. Whether your priority is top-of-the-line cutting edge technology or a precise and cost‑effective solution, we can design a custom surveillance system that is a perfect fit for your project.

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Tell us about your project requirements and we’ll work with you to design the ideal solution that best matches your budget and your project needs.