Modeling background scene
illuminantion, considering type and direction of
light source, separately for day and nighttime.
modeling considering lamp type and light efficiency,
including discharge lamps with complex spectrum of radiation.
Different wavelength Infrared
LED illuminators modeling.
box for creating luminaire models and calculating their parameters.
LENS AND DVR PARAMETERS
parameters modeling (spectral response; number of
pixels; resolution; minimum scene illumination at known signal-to-noise
ratio, IRE and aperture; maximum signal-to-noise ratio; electronic
shutter; AGC; Back Light Compensation; gamma correction).
Lens parameters modeling (focal length; aperture;
Auto Iris DC and Video Drive). Calculating and modeling Depth
of field based on calculated aperture.
switching into black and white mode in case of low illuminance:
day/night with removable IR filter and easy day/night
with permanent IR filter.
Enhanced modeling of DVR
parameters (vertical and horizontal digitization,
brightness, contrast, compression, vertical and horizontal sharpness).
Modeling specific distortions which are arisen as a result of
image size and number
of pixels on camera's video sensor.
Modeling images based on scene, lens, camera
and DVR models. Calculating
signal-to-noise ratio and contrast.
Image models at different illumination levels are tested
against real video cameras. Very high level of coincidence
has been achieved.
Image analyzer tool allows measuring signal-to-noise
ratio, brightness and brightness amplitude of an image,
size and contrast of an object relative to background, building
histogram, calculating image size at different compression
levels, analyzing certain lines of an image similarly to
oscilloscope, as well as modifying certain image parameters.
By analyzing saved images using this tool it's possible
to calculate sensitivity and resolution of a real camera
for precise modeling in VideoCAD.
Live video analyzer tool allows measuring
brightness, average brightness and noise in certain point,
as well as screen frame rate in window containing live video
created by any program.
Lamp spectrum analyzer tool allows to determine
the spectral efficiency of any light source for various
camera types based on spectral power distribution curve.
Determined value of spectral efficiency is used in VideoCAD
for precise modeling various types of light sources.
of camera models support (over 100 parameters for
each model), ability of assigning models for project cameras.
It's possible to adjust a view of model table by hiding unnecessary
columns. Table of models supports sorting and filtering. Automatic
calculation of sums of power consumption and prices. Ability of
printing tables and their parts, importing and exporting into
Excel, Word, *.txt, *.csv, *.htm.
Modern IP cameras support (16:9
Aspect Ratio, different image sensor sizes and aspect ratio,
high image resolution).
Criteria in Quality levels concerned with limiting
image resolution (maximum vertical field of view size, minimal
parts of screen occupied by a license plate and a face) are related
to the number of pixels for modeling and comparing digital
cameras with different resolution. These criteria are now known
vertical resolution (pixel/meter), Minimal
vertical size of face image (pixels) and Minimal
vertical size of license plate image (pixels).
Varifocal and ZOOM lens support. Adjusting
lens focal length by moving view area bound on a layout within
set limits using a mouse.
for internal, outdoor and PTZ cameras may be different.
For each camera icon various line
types can be set. Thus, the camera icons can vary
in color and line thickness.
length range has been widened to 1000mm.
22. A background
in *.dwg AutoCAD™ 2007 format support, AutoCAD™
PROXY records support, loading speed of complex *.dxf files is
improved. Bug fixed. All ANSI code pages support, and other improvements
concerned with *.dxf and *.dwg files import.
to*.dxf file is improved. It's possible to set camera
icons and illuminator size in AutoCAD™ units. Ability of exporting
large background files.
MODELS AND 3D WINDOW
24. Several new 3D
models were added, including dark-skinned person
for testing the ability of detecting dark-skinned people at low
3D models now can be scaled
in any direction.
3D models can be placed in vertical
projection. Models placed in vertical projection will not
be visible in 3D window.
model selection from the Tool bar.
images in the 3D window. Usual photos and pictures
in *.bmp or *.jpg format can be placed in 3D space. Raster images
can be transparent, and can replace difficult-to-make 3D models.
Raster images can be scaled, placed at any angle, used for modeling
variety of objects, from banknotes and plates to a complex background.
Background can be visible
in the 3D window.
3D image only by clicking mode is convenient in case
of complex scenes and\or slow computers, when image repainting
in 3D window takes much time.
Fixed fuzzy drawing PTZH
frame and titles in the 3D window when using certain video
parameter panel with View, Scene, Camera, Processing
tabs. Panel can be activated by right-click or double-click on
the 3D window.
Setting visibility of different objects in the 3D window on View
View, scene and equipment parameters are set individually
for each camera. Quality levels no longer include
3D image parameters.
level box contains corresponding quality level criteria.
and resolution box with camera and lens parameters.
Camera parameter box has been renamed to Camera
geometry. Inherited from older versions unnecessary
interface elements have been removed. Additionally, this box allows
to change aspect
sensor sizes and view angles.
format monitors. Switching day/night
illumination modes on the Monitor window.
Tab quantity in the Options
box has been increased.
Model column has been added to the table in the Camera
list box. Column width can be adjusted by the mouse.
Icon box and Table of camera models button have been added to
the Cameras list box.
Appropriate camera is loaded by double-clicking on the Camera
list box. To rename camera use appropriate pop-up
Camera type box has been added to the New
camera box. When creating new camera, line type can
be chosen for it's icon on the Line type panel.
AS A TABLE
adjustable table reports including any camera parameter
sets. Various types of tables can be formed by hiding unnecessary
columns. Tables support sorting and filtering. Automatic calculation
of sums of power consumption, cable lengths and prices. Ability
of printing tables and their parts, importing and exporting into
Excel, Word, *.txt, *.csv, *.htm. Convenient editing parameters
by double-clicking on any cell.
44. A New Tool for
automatic name generation and camera serial
numeration on layouts. Various numeration templates and rules.
A New Tool for counting
length sum of line segments of specified line type.
Thus any line type can be used as a cable.
A New tools for switching draw order of constructions
Cameras over constructions, Bring
to front, Send
to back. These tools simplify work with complex 3D models
of buildings, grass, etc., where another 3D models can be placed
above (or inside) them.
all tool considers not only cameras, but the background
and constructions as well.
line type tool can change icon line type of selected
In order to model windows and transparent objects, inclined
rectangle in the 3D window can be transparent
button will appear on the Current construction parameters
panel when drawing construction is complete. Click this button
to edit last drawn construction.
51. Assigning and editing keyboard
Shortcuts for items in Graphics window main menu.
cameras in both planes by moving view area bound
on the layout using the mouse.
lens focal length by moving view area bound on the
layout using the mouse.
Loading and saving directories are stored.
When recalling same operation stored directory is opened.
Horizontal and vertical scroll bars and
scaling by + - keys to simplify work on
tabs in the Graphics window for fast switching, creating
and deleting layouts. Layouts button has been
removed from the Tool bar.
combo box on the Tool bar for fast loading any camera.
Using pop-up menu of the combo box it is possible to search the
camera on the layout.
box on the Tool bar for fast assigning a model to
the loaded camera.
Enhanced selecting and loading cameras
on the layout using the mouse. Cursor snaps to a camera
icon with higher priority, and it's highlighted with red
of mouse selection of close objects is presetted: 1. Cameras;
2. Constructions; 3. Text; 4. 3D models.
A New algorithm of selecting constructions, located
over each other. In order to select another construction
it is necessary to click the same point again.
sensitivity can be adjusted for convenient work with different
screen resolutions and mouse accuracy. The snap to a camera has
Following info is displayed at the bottom of the Graphic window
on the Status
bar when moving cursor close to a camera icon: name,
model name and basic parameters of the camera.
of view size on the Status bar in loaded camera edit
mode now is displayed when moving the cursor over view area in
vertical projection, not only when clicking.
mode is set after creating
new camera. It's convenient to place new camera on the layout
ESC key stops current operation. If an operation
is not performed, Select/edit
mode is switched on.
type is stored before placing 3D models, cameras
and illuminators, and is restored after placing.
In case of editing
height values on the Current construction parameter
panel during drawing, new height value will be kept when drawing
is complete. Other parameters of construction located on the Current
construction parameters panel are kept as well.
Loaded camera icon's color is changed to red.
camera cables and View>Loaded
camera cables menu item states are not stored individually
for each camera; they are stored in common project settings.
71. Fast scaling mode by rotating pressed mouse-wheel
is disabled due to inconvenience of work with certain
Title button has been removed from the Tool bar.
It is possible to show/hide titles
using the main menu item.
Saving Resolution and Edit Image menu
items have been removed from the Main menu. Resolution can be
changed in the Options
box on Export
Measurement format by default box has been
removed from the Options box. When creating new project,
measurement format concurs with measurement format in the
Layout combo box has been removed from the New
camera box. The layout of creating camera always
concurs with the current layout.
Camera>Save as item has been removed from
the Main menu.
77. VideoCAD Help system is now in Html
Help format for compatibility with Windows
Help system has been redesigned taking into account user's
suggestions and new program features. Examples
have been renovated.
Many functions are improved, detected errors are corrected.
VideoCAD 6.0 can read projects, created
in VideoCAD 4.xx and VideoCAD 5.XX.
VideoCAD 6.0 has been tested on Windows Vista.
All incompatibilities found have been eliminated.
The regulations of upgrading previous VideoCAD versions
to VideoCAD 6.0: The cost of upgrading amounts
the difference between the costs of previous VideoCAD versions
(VideoCAD 3.02, VideoCAD 4.0 or VideoCAD 5.0) and VideoCAD
6.0. Considerable discounts are offered to the users, whose
valuable suggestions have found application in VideoCAD
6.0. At upgrading it is necessary to exchange Guardant dongle.