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Image Compression Specifications

General Specifications

This FAQ only applies to the following products:

  • IP110
  • IP3701
  • Spectra (IP, mini IP, TXB-IP)
  • NET530x encoder series

Pelco IP camera's image compression follows the ISO/IEC 14496-2 standard. The IP camera's stream is an Advanced Simple Profile Level 5 format. It can also be decompressed with a Simple Profile Decompressor. Currently, we have successfully decoded our video stream with the following codecs:

The IPP4 codec is used within our software.

Sarix IP Cameras

Pelco Sarix IP camera's image compression follows H.264 in addition to the above specification.

Spectra HD Cameras

Pelco Spectra HD camera's image compression follows H.264 in addition to the above specification.

Spectra IP H.264 Cameras

Pelco Spectra HD camera's image compression follows H.264 in addition to the above specification.