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CCTV Camera Recording Video Frame Rate Comparison

The following video provides a compares the recording frame rate captured by a CCTV camera. The goal is to compare the most popular frames per second (FPS) recording settings using in video surveillance systems. The following frame rates are compared 30 FPS vs 15 FPS vs 7.5 FPS vs 5 FPS vs 1 FPS. You may also be interested in this article on CCTV resolution.

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The purpose of this video is to compare various recording frame rates that can be used in closed circuit television and network IP based video surveillance systems.

This is a side-by-side comparison of video recorded at 30, 15, 7.5, 5, and 1 frames per second.

When planning a video surveillance system, the frame rate that the DVR and cameras support is one of many things to consider.

In our experience, recording between 7.5 and 15 frames per second is very common. This is because very little quality is lost as you can see here. Once you start going below 7.5 frames, the choppiness is much more noticeable to the human eye.

Something else to consider is that although the human eye does not pick up much difference between 15 and 30 frames per second, when an operator digitally plays back surveillance video footage on the DVR, you can capture and pause a much more specific frame in time with the higher frame rate.

For more information on selecting security cameras and DVR that support a recording frame rate that meets your requirements, please visit

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CCTV Camera Recording Frame Rate Comparison

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