Video Encoders

There are video Encoders and decoders. The encoders convert analog video to a digital signal that connects to the network. It allows you to use an older analog camera with the latest IP camera system. The decoder converts digital video signals to an analog video signal. This allows you to convert a network attached IP camera signal so it can be displayed on an analog display monitor.

Connect any analog CCTV Camera to the network using these flexible Camera video encoders. These Video Encoders allow you to upgrade your analog CCTV cameras to the latest IP-based systems. Sometimes they are called video servers, but there is a difference between an encoder and a server. Take a look at our FAQ for more details. For more information, take a look at our technical article describing the Advantages of IP Based Systems Over the Analog CCTV Systems.

The latest Hanwha (Samsung) Video encoders have excellent performance as well as being more economical than the Axis line.

To learn more about video encoders take a look at our technical note.


Axis Video Encoders

Axis Q7411 (Replaced the Q7401)

Axis Q7411

A single-channel video encoder converts analog video to IP digital video used by IP Camera Systems.


  • Includes PTZ coax control
  • Uses PoE (Power over Ethernet).
  • Supports analog video resolution 176×120 to 720×576
  • Supports two-way audio

AXIS M7011

Axis M7011

Compact 1-channel encoder attaches one analog camera to the network.

  • Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af Class 2
  • Support for fixed analog cameras.
  • Resolutions 160×120 – 704×576
  • Video compression H.264, Motion JPEG
  • PTZ support
  • More details

Axis 4 and 6 Channel Video Encoders

AXIS Q7424-R Mk II

Axis Q7424-R Mk-II

Compact 4-channel encoder adds H.264 compression. Includes audio support and Power over Ethernet (PoE) making it very easy to install. This is a high-performance unit that includes the best compression available as well as local storage.

  • Supports 4 inputs / 4 outputs
  • Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af Class 2 8-28 VDC input, max 5.3 W
  • Support for PTZ and fixed cameras
  • Resolutions 160×120 – 704×576
  • Video compression H.264, Motion JPEG
  • Connects 1 analog camera + two-way audio support

Axis P7304 Replaced the P7214

Axis P7304

This 4-channel Video encoder supports up to 4 analog cameras at full frame rates in all resolutions. It provides both H.264 and H.265 compression.

  • The AXIS P7304 video encoders can control up to four analog cameras, including multiple pan/tilt/zoom cameras.
  • Delivering high quality, Motion-JPEG images at a rate of up to 30 frames per second.
  • Supports two-way audio
  • PoE support
  • Includes edge storage using a MicroSDHC memory card slot.
  • Available in a blade configuration

AXIS M7104 replaced the M7014

Axis M7104

Compact 4-channel encoder attaches 4 analog cameras to the network.

  • Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af Class 2
  • Support for fixed analog cameras
  • Resolutions 160×120 – 704×576
  • Video compression H.264, Motion JPEG)
  • Edge storage
  • PTZ support
  • Intelligent video capabilities such as video motion detection and active tampering alarm
  • Advanced security and network management features such as HTTPS encryption with preserved performance, IPv6 and Quality of Service

AXIS P7304 replaced the Q7404

Axis Q7404

The AXIS P7304 video server adds two-way audio and connects up to 4 analog cameras
Select the from a wide variety of cameras – from covert cameras to full function pan/tilt/zoom color cameras.

Software from ONSSI supports all the capabilities provided by these Video Servers.

AXIS Q7414 Blade

AXIS Q7414 Blade

This blade 4-channel type video server is used in a 19-inch rack cabinet and provides a compact equipment package that supports many analog cameras.

  • The video server can control up to six analog cameras, including multiple pan/tilt/zoom cameras.
  • Supports both MJPEG and H.264 compression
  • Blade units are mounted in 4U rack chassis (Axis Q7900).
  • Resolutions 704×576 to 160×120.
  • Power provided from Rack

Axis Blade Racks

AXIS 4U Rack

4U Blade rack can hold up to 12 4-channel blades.

  • Integrated power supply, for easy installation/expansion.

AXIS Q7920 Rack

AXIS Q7920 Rack

5U Blade rack can hold up to 14 hot-swap blades.

  • Integrated power supply, for easy installation/expansion
  • Four 100/1000 network connections
  • Two independent, Redundant power suppliesHot-swappable fan cassette
  • Supports PTZ and PTZ dome control through six RS-485 connectors at the back of each slot

Hanwha (Samsung) Video Camera Encoders and Servers

Hanwha Video Encoders



Single Input Synchronizing Video/Audio Server

  • 1CH BNC 1.0 Vp-p / 75Ω composite NTSC / PAL
  • Max. 4MP resolution
  • Input signal: CVBS, AHD (720p, 1080p, 4MP), CVI (720p, 2MP), TVI (720p, 2MP)
    – Auto / Manual detection
  • Motion detection, Video loss, Tampering
  • Max. 15fps@4MP, Max. 30fps@2MP
  •  H.264, MJPEG codec support
  • 1ea RS-485 / 422 (Protocols: SAMSUNG-T, PELCO-P / D)



Four-Channel encoder with audio and I/O support

  • Easy to use and high-quality remote video surveillance system on TCP/IP
  • Audio: 4 Line Input / 1 Line Output
  • Max. 15fps@4MP, 30fps/20fps@1080p
  • Motion detection, Alarm input, Video loss
  • 4 ea RS-485 (Half-duplex), Samsung-T/E, Pelco-P/D, Panasonic, Vicon, Honeywell, AD, GE, Bosch, Sungjin
  • Input 4 ea / Output 4 ea (Relay)



16-Channel Encoder

  • Max. 4MP resolution
  • Max. 15fps@4MP, 30fps@1080p
  • H.264, MJPEG codec support
  • Alarm I/O: 16 Input / 4 Output
  • Motion detection, Alarm input, Video loss
  • 1ea RS-485 (Half-duplex), Samsung-T/E, Pelco-P/D



This Decoder converts 49 individual IP camera signals so that the video can be displayed on 3 different types of monitors.

  • Video decoding up to 48 cameras on HDMI / VGA / CVBS
  • 1 camera decoding on BNC as well as HDMI and CVBS connections
  • Clone & Expand mode support (HDMI, VGA)
  • Max. 4K resolution@HDMI, Max. 1080p@VGA
  • Decode @12MP, 8MP, 5MP, 3MP, 1080p, 720p, 4CIF
  • H.265, H.264, MJPEG codec support
  • Various view mode, Hallway View
  • (HDMI) 1 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 13 / 16 / 25 / 36 (32) / 2V / 3V
  • (VGA) 1 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 13 / 16 / 2V / 3V
  • Up to 20 layouts and sequence
  • Managemnt using local UI
  • Configuration export / import. Upgrade using USB

If you would like help selecting the right video encoder or decoder please contact us at 800-431-1658 in the USA, or at 914-944-3425 everywhere else, or use our contact form.