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Benefits of Multi-Streaming

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Multi-streaming (sometimes called “dual streaming”) refers to a camera streaming multiple independent video streams to the video management software (VMS) or network video recorder (NVR). Each stream has different settings, which may include any combination of frame rate, image quality and codecs.

Using multiple streams enables organizations to choose optimal video quality settings based on different use cases. For example, introducing a lower quality video stream can increase scalability and efficiency by reducing CPU and storage requirements.

This article explains the basic concepts behind multi-streaming, when you should use it, and how it can maximize your investment in video processing, network, and storage hardware.