The last thing anybody needs from an IP Camera is poor-quality, grainy, or pixelated footage.
Celona MicroSlicing™ gives you the power to create custom applications and priority for all your private mobile network traffic. This document will show you how to configure MicroSlicing for IP Cameras sending data to a centrally located network video recorder or video analysis ingest point.
To configure a microslice,
Create your logical device group
Assign devices to the group
Create the custom application definition
Create the MicroSlicing policy
Create Device Group & Assign Devices
Log in to Celona Orchestrator and select
Device Groups >
Create Device Group. Enter a name, then select devices that apply and click
Update to save. <link to device groups article>
Create CCTV Application
Applications from the side-nav menu and enter IP/port information.
Most IP Cameras in the market support the RTSP video protocol. RTSP uses
port 554 on the IP Camera, which is why we have entered the port range under
Device Start / End Port.
If you are using a centralized NVR with a static IP address, you will enter that in the
Remote Configuration section.
Create to save your application definition.
Creating the MicroSlicing policy
Select MicroSlices from the side-nav menu and click
For Bitrate configuration, you have two primary options,
Guaranteed Bit Rate (GBR) and
Non-GBR. You can choose
GBR here if your cameras are configured to send video at a specific frame rate and bitrate.
However, most cameras are now configured for "Variable Bit Rate with a cap", as it provides the most efficient video encoding. This article provides a deeper dive into IP camera bitrates and best practices. For a
Non-GBR configuration select
Streaming Video from the dropdown
QoS Priority list.
Our next step is to select the
Device Group and
Application that will be assigned to this MicroSlicing policy.