The MVC-9710-13-WI (MVC-9710) camera uses fisheye lens to output broad, hemispherical video, albeit with a distorted appearance. The fisheye lens is able to capture a 360-degree surround view of an area, thereby eliminating blind spots. The videos captured by the MVC-9710 camera give a complete picture of monitored areas, since they are output as 360-degree videos, which present a bird’s eye view. However, it might be difficult to make sense of a fisheye video. To illustrate this further, look at the image below:
The image above represents a sample 360-degree output from an MVC-9710 camera. As you can see, the image represents a bird’s eye view; however, narrowing down to a particular area within the image and observing details is not possible. That is why de-warping the image is essential.
The MVC-9710 only outputs a 360-degree video. De-warping this video is done from Evidence Manager.
Evidence Manager can de-warp images only if your MVC-9710 camera records to one of the 7000 series of recorders running Service Pack 3 or later of the firmware.
Evidence Manager only presents the 360-degree video in a view you choose. It does not actually convert the original video, but instead, de-warps it.
Evidence Manager supports the following views: