VideoBOX was originally developed to meet the initial video enhancement directives from the UK Home Office. Since the early versions Vision Base has worked closely with several leading law enforcement agencies and Police forces worldwide to continually maintain and add new features to the extensive set of proven image enhancement functions.

When combined with DCR provides a comprehensive CCTV decoding and enhancement platform in a fully integrated system. A complete VideoBOX system provides support and processing for virtually and any type of image situation in an easy to use environment with an industry leading array of image processing and enhancement facilities including, noise removal, video stabilisation, moving object integration, object measurement, tracking and masking tools.

A common problem for users of enhancement software is that functions can often be complex to use and the user interface difficult to learn and remember.VideoBOX is designed with the user in mind and provides access to powerful functions such as colour equalization and image de-blur along with several others via a clear interface coupled with an easy to use layout. To achieve this the interface uses a Single Main Image Window with a slider bar for other images in a sequence that have been recorded or processed. This method keeps the screen clear from multiple windows and allows the user to focus on the current image.

IMAGE SEQUENCE MASKING & HIGHLIGHTING
PRECISE FRAME BY FRAME SCREEN CAPTURE
VIDEO STABILISATION AND INTEGRATION
SUPPORT HIGH CAPACITY RAID STORAGE
SEQUENCE AVERAGING & INTEGRATION
ANALOG CCTV LIVE DEMULTIPLEXING
UNCOMPRESSED IMAGE PROCESSING
PATTERN NOISE REMOVAL FILTERS
IMAGE HISTOGRAM EQUALIZATION
IMAGE COMPARISON OPERATIONS
INTUITIVE WINDOWS INTERFACE
MOVING OBJECT INTEGRATION
DIGITAL CCTV FILE IMPORT
RAID RECORDING
MOTION DEBLUR


VideoBOX Lite & Professional are full featured products with many integrated tools and processes. Some of the key enhancement tools and brief descriptions are listed below:

Screen Capture
Unique and highly accurate frame-by-frame image capture and export, designed specifically for working with time-lapse and real-time digital CCTV formats.

Averaging & Integration
This is a method of using multiple frames to eliminate random noise or other random factors, such as snowfall or rain, from the video sequence. It can be applied to live or recorded video, and results in static detail through a series of frames being greatly enhanced.

Brightness & Contrast
Improve the brightness and contrast of a single image or entire video sequence to improve the original dynamic range before further enhancement is applied.

Lighting Correction
Automatic histogram equalisation enhances under developed images, increasing the level of detail within an image or sequence, allowing the maximum amount of detail to be extracted.

Colour Correction
Automatic adjustment of colour balance restores an incorrect tint to the video, which, for example, can often be caused by coloured street lighting.

Motion Deblur (PRO ONLY)
Despite the complexity of most motion de-blur filters, VideoBOX provides a simple to use set of graphical tools to get fast results from very difficult and motion blurred images. Fine adjustment is possible with an immediate preview of the results.

Rotate & Zoom
Enables you to correct rotated video which may have been caused by footage from damaged camera mountings.
Rotate the position of detail with a sequence for enhancement, such as registration plates.
Zoom an area of the footage to maximise the viewing area or select an area of interest.

Field Alignment
Detail within moving objects when viewed as still images can often be difficult to read due to the slight time delay between fields of when the original video was captured. Field Alignment separates the image frame into 2 fields, odd and even and allows the user to move one or the other until the detail which is required is back in alignment.

Filters
VideoBOX Professional provides users with a list of powerful filters to apply to CCTV video.
The filters can be used to blur, sharpen, reduce noise or find edges of details. They can greatly improve the enhancement of CCTV video or enhance details not immediately noticeable.

Joining & Scripting
Quickly create a sequence of events or a storyboard by joining sections of recorded video into a single video sequence. Users may also join saved sequences from the systems hard drive or RAID storage into one complete sequence which may then be recorded to DVD or exported as digital files.

Masking & Tracking
Masks are overlays applied to an image or video sequence for the purposes of highlighting or blocking specific image data. VideoBOX possesses four types of masks, including a standard coloured shape for blocking detail, a pixelate function for a subtle disfiguration of detail, or a highlight function to increase the contrast to that section of the image and a text/object based mask to allow Titles, lines and arrows etc to be added as required.
All masks are rendered immediately for preview and can be exported to digital files or output as a video signal to be saved to a DVD recorder.
Mask Tracking is included and may also be used to follow or track targets across the screen though a video sequence.

Image comparison
Using 2 images VideoBOX Professional applies calculations to highlight subtle differences which may be missed with the naked eye. Using a selection of tools users can find differences between 2 seemingly identical images.

Image Stabilisation (PRO ONLY)
Video Sequences can be stabilised and movement reduced or cancelled allowing the observer to view the target in the image more easily. Image integration can also be subsequently applied to extract details of static targets from the image.

Moving Object Integration (PRO ONLY)
Using an automatic (draw box around target) method combining Object Recognition and sequence integration, moving targets in an image can be tracked and the relevant pixels integrated to greatly enhance detail. This is particularly useful in low-light or camera shake situations.

Sequence Import & Export
Subject to system codecs or the presence of DCR PRO, VideoBOX can import and export a wide number of digital formats.
Included is the facility to export as uncompressed AVI or DVD ready formats allowing fast DVD production or import to further editing programs if required.

Object Measurement & Calibration (PRO ONLY)
Various measurement capabilities are available including points, lines and angles with speed approximation (with more than one image) is available and exportable to spreadsheet for additional analysis.