HD Security Camera Video Recording on a 1080p Surveillance DVR

A customer recently contacted me to see if CCTV Camera Pros had any recorded video surveillance footage captured using 1080p security cameras. He wanted to compare the video quality of an HD camera system to his current analog CCTV camera system. Specifically, he wanted to see the video quality when playing back recorded video on the DVR.

1080p Video Surveillance Recording

Watch this video to see what the quality of 1080p video surveillance captured using 2 AHD cameras and 2 HD-TVI cameras recording to an iDVR-PRO HD surveillance DVR. Please be sure to adjust the resolution of the video player to 1080p resolution.


It is worth noting that the video quality can vary greatly among DVRs even if their specifications match closely and say that they support 1080p video resolution. If you are considering the purchase of a new HD security camera system or you want to upgrade your existing analog CCTV system to HD, you should ask to see sample video captured using the cameras and DVR that you are looking at.

Surveillance Equipment & HD Photos

Here is the video surveillance equipment that I used to capture the footage in the above video. All cameras support 1080p video resolution and the DVR was set to record at 30 frames per second at 1080p resolution. With each of the cameras, there is a still photo that was captured from the video surveillance footage.  Please click on any of the images to see the full-sized 1080p resolution.

AHD Cameras

These are the two 1080p AHD security cameras that I used.

AHD-D32W 1080p Dome Security Camera VIdeo Surveillance Recording

This is the AHD-D32W indoor HD dome security camera. It has built-in infrared night-vision and a 2.8-12mm vari-focal lens.

AHD-AD24H Outdoor Dome Security Camera 1080p Video Surveillance

This is the AHD-AD24H weatherproof HD dome security camera with built-in infrared. This camera can be used indoor and outdoor.

HD-TVI Cameras

Here are the two 1080p TVI cameras that I used.

HD-TVI-BL180 180 Degree Lens Security Camera 1080p Video Surveillance Recording

This is the HD-TVI-BL180 HD bullet-style camera with 180-degree lens and built-in infrared night-vision. This camera can be installed indoors or outdoors (it has a weatherproof housing).

HD-TVI-D4V Indoor Dome Security Camera 1080p Video Surveillance

This the HD-TVI-D4V  indoor HD dome camera with built-in infrared night-vision and a 2.8-12mm vari-focal lens. This is one of the best pictures that I have seen captured by a 1080p security camera. Look at the clarity!

1080p HD Security Cameras - 4 Camera View on iDVR-PRO Surveillance DVR

Here is a screenshot of all 4 cameras on one screen.

HD Surveillance DVR

  • iDVR-PRO – this hybrid HD DVR supports AHD, TVI, and analog CCTV cameras. It is a great choice for customers that need to mix analog CCTV and HD cameras. It is also a great choice to go 100% 1080p HD for all cameras. The 4 cameras used in the above video were connected to a 16 channel iDVR-PRO to record the video surveillance footage.

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