Smart Coding Technology

Introducing Panasonic Smart Coding, an in-camera surveillance technology that reduces bandwidth usage up to 75% without sacrificing video quality. It delivers the resolution and frame rates you demand, while substantially lowering storage and networking costs. And it’s fully H.264 compliant.

  • Reduce bandwidth usage up to 75% 
  • No significant impact on image quality 
  • Reduces storage needs and networking 

What’s Smart Coding Technology?

Panasonic network cameras and network disk recorders are designed for seamless compatibility with your network and for reduced loads when connected to the network 

Panasonic Smart Coding Technology : GOP control for 4K camera, Day

Panasonic Smart Coding Technology : GOP control for 4K camera, Night

Encoding Load Reduction

- GoP (Group of pictures) control

H.264 codec is comprised of I-Frame, which records all video information, and other frames that depict the difference. Although information encoded at regular intervals with I-Frame is necessary, collecting all the data will increase the size of the data file. While maintaining smooth, high quality video, Smart Coding reduces the size of the file by cropping the motionless I-frame scenes. Reducing the size of the data file extends the recording duration and reduces the load on the network.

Auto-VIQS (Variable Image Quality on Specified Area)

Auto-VIQS finds moving area automatically and reduces image quality of less motion area to save bandwidth. Auto-VIQS learns and defines moving area then control as below; -Keep original image quality at the moving area. -Compress the stationary area (except the moving area), and reduce data size. Auto-VIQS always checks a moving area, and compress the stationary area automatically.

Noise Reduction

FDF (Frequency Divided Filter)

Removing fine noise generated under low illumination to achieve a low bit rate.

FDF (Frequency Divided Filter)

3D-MNR (3D-Multi-process Noise Reduction)

Removing grain noise generated under low illumination.

3D-MNR (3D-Multi-process Noise Reduction)

Smart coding technology reduces the bitrate of a video stream to achieve lower bandwidth consumption and smaller file sizes. The GOP function ensures that the I-flame of image data is not created in static areas. The VIQS feature of smart coding pairs with the GOP function to ensure that areas of movement are recorded normally, but any image of static areas is highly compressed to deliver a 70%* decrease in bandwidth. The FDF (Frequency divided filter) function works in conjunction with the 3D-MNR to greatly reduce noise in areas of low illumination, contributing to the low bitrate of a stream. Through Panasonic’s Smart Coding technology, you can also expect a reduction of data storage needs by up to 70%*. The extremely large reduction in both bandwidth and file size provided by Smart Coding promises to minimise the cost of operating a high spec security system whilst maintaining fantastic quality.