We are written by Sebastian.
A year more – two back purchase of the video registrar meant acquisition of the device adapted only for video filming from salon of the car. Meanwhile in the 2013th more and more obvious there is a tendency of emergence of the registrars offering noteworthy additional abilities. In this field the brand of Highscreen, whose novelty of Black Box Connect in this time succeeded and fell into my hands.
Tiny (the size with match boxes) Highscreen Black Box Connect is urged to strike us absolutely with a functional unusual to the registrar. The matter is that this model, except specifically record of a road situation, is capable to act besides as the real wireless IP chamber. Such makary, the user receives rather usual in control and connection means of the organization of video surveillance of the house, at a dacha, in a car – anywhere. To be in concrete proximity from the chamber not by all means – thanks of function of Real-time-translation of video outright in the Web. The point of access of Wi-fi would be near. Brightly that Highscreen Black Box Connect costs 4 990 rubles while the most part of IP chambers with similar quality of record are more expensive approximately twice.
Perfectly, let Highscreen Black Box Connect – is absolutely exact the fascinating "hybrid" device but how it corresponds with our loved mobile devices on the basis of iOS? And here so: developers of Highscreen Black Box Connect prepared the client application for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch which allows to operate and create registrar control. The model is absolutely deprived of the screen therefore without remote "panel" to it was not to manage in any way.
Surprises in a fine wrapper
At a look on packing of Highscreen Black Box Connect Just5 CP10S phone tested by us was for some reason or other remembered not so long ago. Makes related two so various device that their packing is very presentable and even pulls on a rank of the gift. Inscriptions on Highscreen Black Box Connect box will not change the summary, but can give quite complete idea of novelty possibilities.
Highscreen Black Box Connect in packing
Inscriptions on packing say that with Highscreen Black Box Connect it is simply possible to organize video surveillance system from 4 chambers with uniform control center. In our case – in the form of the i-device. The five of pictograms visually broadcasts about ability of direct transfer of video signal on phone, translations to "cloud", development of aforementioned system from 4 chambers, device use as the chamber and, of course, the video registrar.
Side view of packing of Highscreen Black Box Connect
The back party provides guidance on to the scheme of the organization of online translation, and at the same time contains QR codes for a gallop of an aaplet of management about App Store and Play Google.
Back party of packing of Highscreen Black Box Connect
At first in a box we pay attention to "pieces of paper". Available detailed, executed on glossy paper and absolutely color summary, the warranty card and a leaf with certain details of warranty service. In the last Highscreen directly says – misters consumers if with the registrar something happened, have first a look the summary, then consult with technical support and only then send the device on repair or bear in the service center.
Summary, brochure and Highscreen Connect guarantee
At bolshenny number of the regional authorized services it is difficult to provide existence in each service center of a complete set of spare parts on each sold model. The consumer quite often hears: «Accessories for repair of your registrar are not present available. Ordered them in the central warehouse. We wait …». That repair can take few months. At the "European" system which in the Russian Federation uses Highscreen and, for example, NTS, the company will organize ONE service center and provides to clients possibility gratuitously to send devices on service by a courier service that provides the greatest quality of service, and all delays brings to naught. Delivery is carried out by a courier service of "Russian Post" – analog of the zabugorny FedEx and DHL express services. Such makary, at a brand, actually, 42 000 пт service reception across all Russian Federation – from Kaliningrad to Anadyr. Delivery period occupied пт usually makes of the majority 2-3 days (at most – 6 days).
But we will return to a complete set. Except the chamber we contemplate to a descent two cables of microUSB. It taking into account that actually all registrars are supplied with sockets and, as a result, miniUSB cables. And so, if except iOS-equipment of the house there will be other mobile devices, for them there will be pair of spare "laces". One complete cable is shorter – for connection to a computer, and the 2nd is longer – for connection to the lighter in the car.
microUSB cables for Highscreen Black Box Connect
Pleased that in Highscreen Black Box Connect same "counter", as in Highscreen Black Box Radar plus is used practically: in it the charging was equipped with a fixed wire, but offered the integrated USB socket – for parallel connection of devices such as the same phone or a tablet. In case of Highscreen Black Box Connect this feature evolved, and the respirator reminding full face the block of a charging received a demountable cable and the whole two USB sockets. Essence that if we on certain to the reason do not use the registrar, we receive "bonus" in the form of an "USB hub" car on two free ports – just for iPad and iPhone charging.
Charging from the lighter for Highscreen Black Box Connect
The lace available in a set allows to carry Highscreen Black Box Connect, say, on a neck. For fixing of a lace there is a special nozzle on the case.
Lace from Highscreen Black Box Connect set
Need of its presence causes in me questions in c communication by that appropriate cuts of fastening are directly on the left top corner of the registrar.
The holder for Highscreen Black Box Connect lace
Fascinatingly it is offered to establish Highscreen Black Box Connect for video surveillance. We were given out the magnetic platform holder clinging to iron surfaces. Both in the house, and in office and production rooms to find at least a metal strip for installation it is possible without special troubles.
Magnetic fastening of Highscreen Black Box Connect
Highscreen Black Box Connect with magnetic fastening on the refrigerator
Plastic mini-blocks for a registrar navinchivaniye on an arm – two pieces (one – – spare). Such care of trifles is laudatory.
Elements of connection of Highscreen Black Box Connect with an arm
Fastening on a windshield is deprived of sharnirny connection though it, apparently, is concrete absolutely would be suitable for an option of position of the registrar. The holder offers Zamesto of it only two freedoms for adjustment: we or turn the registrar on is left / on the right, or closer/further from myself. On the other hand, it not the most bad example of a spiral arm – certain copies own a massive design and 3 (and even 4) "sheaves". The most severe minus consists in lack of ability normally operatively to establish the chamber for lateral shooting (we will tell, at communication with the inspector). It is necessary to do a turn of the chamber round an axis, the case starts to dangle, and even absolutely can break from the screw. But the sucker "tightly" seizes glass.
Highscreen Black Box Connect and arm
Sockets and management elements
It was established it is time to understand, what buttons and sockets are placed on the case.
Highscreen Black Box Connect, forward look
To the left of the chamber there is a socket for microSD memory cards, and at the same time the microUSB socket. It is sensitive above as earlier it was told, cuts for a lace are placed.
Left end face of Highscreen Black Box Connect
On the right side two buttons are shown. the 1st – a food, for turning on/switching off of the device. the 2nd button, MODE, serves for change of an operating mode of the chamber.
Right end face of Highscreen Black Box Connect
Above there is only a flute for fastening.
Flute of fastening of Highscreen Black Box Connect
The bottom party contains the one and only button, for manual starts/stops of record or instant receiving a picture (in a photo mode).
The button at the bottom end face of Highscreen Black Box Connect
The back of the case "sheltered" four highlighted pictograms – they show, in what mode the device now works. It can be translation in "cloud", direct connection to iPhone or iPad, photographing or video filming (as the registrar).
Back party of Highscreen Black Box Connect
Let’s note that neither AV-, nor HDMI exits are not present, as well as cables for them. Probably it positively affected model cost. Well and the need for the designated sockets raises doubts, though on taste and color …
20, the work Scheme (from the summary)
Perhaps, before speaking about features of shooting as the registrar or a surveillance camera, it is necessary to study remote control and Highscreen Connect management. As program control center acts free (still!) the Unieye appendix which without efforts is found on App Store open spaces. Process of connection looks so: we include the registrar which does a point of Wi-fi of a type of R2-XXXX, we are connected to this point with iPad (in our case) or iPhone/iPod touch. Then to Unieye start-up also we choose point of a type of R2-XXXX. Potokovy transfer starts drawings from the registrar on a tablet, and we will be run meanwhile by buttons options.
The menu of an aaplet of Unieye in Highscreen Black Box Connect
To descent I will tell, what even the most sensible should glance in the summary for specification of "duties" of certain buttons. With the left pair everything is clear – here we far off operate a chamber zoom.
Farther in the top row at the left to the right – revolution drawings on 180 degrees, inclusion/switching off of a sound and a call of the menu of supervision over an abundance of chambers. The last is burning, when on Unieye there is a management to a descent three-four registrars (forming video surveillance system).
The overturned image of the Highscreen Black Box Connect chamber in Unieye aaplet
The menu of management of several Highscreen Black Box Connect chambers in Unieye aaplet
On the average at the left start buttons of repeating shooting (cutting for 3 minutes), receiving an instant photo and continuous video without splitting into separate files to the right are shown to a row.
The bottom row from the 3rd buttons – viewing of video arriving from the device in online; viewing/removal of the finished shooting photo video data; and call of detailed options.
The menu of viewing of a photo and video Highscreen Black Box Connect in Unieye aaplet
In detailed settings anything difficult is not present. On my look, the menu and as a whole management "kovyryaniye" in malekhanky screens of "usual" registrars skooperirovano are even more convenient. All points are described both it is simple, and it is clear. Therefore I doubt need of "text" transfer of all options. I can carp only at pair of moments. For example, duration of rollers is not regulated at repeating shooting, also there is no special night mode why – I will explain is sensitive below.
The menu of the options Highscreen Black Box Connect in Unieye aaplet
The menu of the options Highscreen Black Box Connect in Unieye aaplet
Features of shooting on the road
Let’s have a look, as Highscreen Black Box Connect specifically as the registrar works. Necessary "automatic equipment" is – as we get the car, shooting starts the machine gun. The indicator under a peephole of the chamber starts to flash greenish light if continuous record is conducted, and orange – at repeating process by "cutting" for 3 minutes. If who not in a course – repeating process means that when filling memory card new rollers remain over acquired earlier.
Video remains in the MP4 format against a standard H.264. Shooting permission – 1280 x 720 points at 30 shots in a second, speed of a stream – 6 Mbps. These are rather moderate characteristics, that there. But not everything is so simple, as it seems on the 1st look. The matter is that rules ball the Ambarella A7L microprocessor. If it about anything to you does not say, I specify – that "stone" is used in GoPro Hero3 Black Edition. If it is so not clear, I explain is the best model a professional action chamber approximately for 15 тыщ rubles.
Therefore the HD video Highscreen Black Box Connect writes down on the road with very worthy quality. For the sake of enthusiasm come on «Yandex. The market» – there is not present voobshchy the 1st registrar with Ambarella A7L, maximum А5. Therefore I on the one hand was prepared, and with another – is pleasantly surprised with result of shooting of Highscreen Black Box Connect. Shooting "pure", is not present a veil of a razmytost or frank "raspolzaniye" drawings on pixels. Differences of brightness and contrast are adequately fulfilled, numbers are shown at distance to 15 meters, is dependent on speed of movement. Difficulties appear only at solar patches of light on numbers – the chamber "grows blind" even from distance in meter. But it is "sin" of all registrars which I had to face. It is a pity only that our day arrivals in solar days were removed" with repeating shooting. The come cloudy and rainy period it is predicted it was reflected in record. Let’s try to add a video series as "will clear up".
Example of day shooting of Highscreen Black Box Connect:
Example of night shooting of Highscreen Black Box Connect:
Above I criticized Highscreen Black Box Connect for lack of ability of switching in a night mode. I a little played a cunning trick, because similar function here the voobshchy is not necessary: Ambarella A7L itself on for itself supports the advanced methods of automatic fine tuning under conditions of missing lighting. Naturally, visibility of objects and clearness of details will not be compared to day record – but it and not "medley" of flowers grayish which I contemplated in almost all registrars.
Video surveillance system
In fact, in this section to tell it will not turn out – thanks to a justifiable minimum of options and to nezamudreny process of connection much. About potokovy transfer drawings on my iPad I said – we are connected to Wi-Fi to Highscreen Black Box Connect point, we start Unieye and we behold the events. The defect is shown that automatic start of record at movement in a shot is inaccessible if Unieye is included. It is supposed that we are absent, and the chamber will just write down "most interesting" while we are not present.
For this purpose, to start translation in online, existence of a point of access at least is necessary. It can be a phone/tablet or ADSL (or another) the modem with Wi-Fi. Control of connection becomes in fields of the detailed option Unieye. We add an access point, and then or we enter the USTREAM service login/password, or here promptly we are registered. We press «To connect service» after that Unieye is locked – and we go on ustream.tv for video viewing. As option – for iOS on App Store well client application of service. It is necessary to enter only searching login and to choose from the list searched translation. The delay makes drawings about 20 seconds therefore we receive quicker "a little postponed" viewing.
Menu of options of online translation of video Highscreen Black Box Connect
The measured characteristics of work from built in аккума practically coincide with declared in properties. So, 100-110 minutes the registrar sustained on video stream transfer, and an hour and a half the device conducted shooting from the car.
Cost of 4 990 rubles not seems very much to the highest for, perhaps, most non-trivial registrar from seen by me for the last year. The it is more as analogs at Highscreen Black Box Connect (at least in the Russian Federation) it is not observed yet. The most important minus of model – very awkward, rash fastening. The quite good moment – that is the unique severe defect. Certain difficulties can appear in the course of the online translation organization, but in fact everything is available and is step by step stated in the summary.
Highscreen Black Box Connect and iPad
Most of all in Highscreen Black Box Connect I liked that function and the registrar, and IP chambers are realized without compromises on the relation to each other. I could grumble a little concerning lack of Full of HD shooting, but practice showed that HD video Highscreen Black Box Connect seriously advances on quality of a horde of 1080p-rival of a similar price range. Therefore, if you have a need for combination of the registrar and the video surveillance chamber for one device, precisely it is necessary to direct attention on Highscreen Black Box Connect. At least therefore that purchase comparable on abilities of separate devices will manage even more expensively: 3-4 тыщи for the quite good HD registrar, 5-6 тыщ rubles – for the IP chamber, total about 10 тыщ rubles, twice more expensively, than there is Highscreen Black Box Connect.
Video examples with Highscreen Black Box Connect as the chamber of security video surveillance: