“The time is now to start moving to 4K,” said Willem Ryan, senior product marketing manager for video systems at Bosch in a press conference at ISC West.
4K imaging delivers 4,000 horizontal and 2,000 vertical pixels to produce 8-megapixel resolution.
“I think more pixels is better in general,” Ryan said. “4K gives you the ability to do a few things better.”
When asked if current surveillance infrastructure of most users could support a move to 4K Ultra HD technology, Ryan said that 4K consumes about twice the amount of data of a 1080P camera. Though he said that H.264 can currently handle 4K, Ryan indicated that as the industry transitions to H.265 technology beginning in 2014, that that will provide 50 per cent more compression, easing the burden that this new HD imaging technology will place on an organization’s surveillance backbone.
“4K will change some of the ways we approach security,” said Jeremy Hockham, president of sales, Americas, at Bosch. “We are at the start of something very interesting and very exciting.”
Ryan said the timeframe for the launch of an Ultra HD solution will be around the end of 2013.