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VQiPS: Video Requirements Tool Reference List

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[1] – Web document, link cited April 2011. CCTV Lab Test Charts Instruction for Setup and Usage, pp. 4, CCTV Labs Pty. Ltd. Castle Hill, Australia, 2006.

[2] – V. Damjanovski, CCTV Networking and Digital Technology, pp. 38–39 (cited for narrow/small-aperture in bright light), 160–172 (cited for camera specifications), pp. 260 (cited for analog television lines to digital resolution conversion), Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, Burlington, MA 01803, USA, 2005.

[3] – Web page, link cited April 2011. “How do I select a camera lens?” Webcam Corp. Specify scene object distance, the horizontal and vertical view you require, and the tool returns focal length in millimeters.

[4] – Web page, link cited April 2011. “Lens Field of View Comparison Tool,” ApexCCTV. Click tab for Inside or Outside, then position mouse over lens sizes to see examples for illustrative purposes.

[5] – Web page, link cited April 2011. J. Mesenbrink, “Seeing the Light with CCTV Cameras.” Security Magazine, January 4, 2002. Specifically, see the first five paragraphs under “Camera Improvements.”…

[6] – Web page, link cited April 2011. “Commercial Security Newsletter,” Altec Systems. Specifically, see the first four paragraphs under “Determining the Appropriate Camera.”

[7] – Web page, link cited April 2011. “FAQ,” Sentry Security Systems Inc. Specifically, see the fourth paragraph, “Why don’t I need 30 frames per second video recording on all security cameras?.”

[8] – Web page, link cited April 2011. “Selecting the Resolution of the Camera and the Lens,” Technology Notes, Kintronics.

[9] – Web document, link cited April 2011. U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, September 1999. “The Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools, A Guide for Schools and Law Enforcement Agencies,” Chapter 2, Video Surveillance.

[10] – Web document, link cited April 2011. ITU-R. 2011 March. Recommendation BT.601-7. Studio encoding parameters of digital television for standard 4:3 and wide-screen 16:9 aspect ratios. BT Series, Broadcasting service (television). Provides technical formulas concerning the conversion of analog television lines to digital resolution. See also [2] (pp. 260), [8, 9] above for less technical conversions.

[11] – Web page, link cited April 2011. “HDTV – Digital Television Formats”

[12] – Web document, link cited April 2011. Theia Technologies. 2009. “How to calculate image resolution.” Explains how to use pixel-per-foot values to calculate the view angle to use. pp. 1 (defines pixel per foot), pp. 2 (provides picture examples illustrating how pixel-per-foot values correlate to resolution quality).

Created October 17, 2016, Updated October 26, 2016