Applies to: All Reolink Cameras
Note: If you find that the image quality of your Reolink camera is poor, you can set up the record encode to improve the image quality.
The encode settings apply to the following six functions of Reolink cameras:
- Live view
- Email attachment
- Download recordings
- Recordings uploading to the FTP
- Recordings uploading to the Cloud
There are five main options in the Record Encode page.
- Stream Type: You can change the stream type (Clear/Fluent) here to improve the image quality. Click here to check the differences between Clear and Fluent stream type.
- Resolution: Resolution refers to the number of pixels in an image. Resolution is sometimes identified by the width and height of the image as well as the total number of pixels in the image. The higher the resolution is, the better the image quality will be.
- Frame Rate(fps): (expressed in frames per second or fps) is the frequency (rate) at which consecutive images (frames) appear on a display. Frame rate describes the speed of recording. The more frames recorded per second, the more accurate the motions documented into the recording medium are.
- Maximum Bitrate (kbps): Video bitrate is the number of bits that are processed in a unit of time. The bitrate control corresponds to video quality and file size. In general, the higher the bitrate is, the better the image and audio quality will be, and the bigger the file size will be.
- H.264 Profile: Use the H.264 encoding standard, and it only needs to be changed when you meet troubles using other 3rd-party software.
You may refer to the following methods to set up the record encode.