Both a Low Frame Rate (which causes motion blur) and the Low Resolution Make This Suspect Unidentifiable
Real-Time Recording is simply a security DVR that displays and records at 30 frames per second (FPS) per channel of security. The purpose of recording in real-time is to have the smoothest picture. With surveillance, you cannot afford to have glitchy, unclear, video. For 4 channel DVRs, you have 120 FPS total when recording four channels at 30 FPS. You can determine whether a DVR records in real-time by multiplying the number of cameras by a factor of thirty. If the outcome displayed is less than that number, then you are not looking at a real-time DVR.
Some less-scrupulous companies will say something intentionally unclear like "Frame rate is 30." This may sound like each channel will record at 30 FPS, but this may not be the case. It is important that you know the difference between Frame Rate per Camera and Total Frame Rate. Companies that manufacturer inferior products stay in business because of this confusion, since by saying "Frame Rate is 30" they legally can say that they are claiming that "The Total FPS of all the cameras combined is 30," rather than "each camera records at 30 FPS" which is what most people think they are saying. Because of this, many consumers have walked away with a 4 channel DVR that records at 7.5 FPS per channel rather than the 30 FPS per channel they thought they were getting.
Are all your DVRs real-time?
Yes. We don't provide any NVRs/DVRs that record at less than 30 frames per second because they do not meet our quality guidelines. There's no use in purchasing a security camera system if you cannot identify the culprit that it catches on video.
Some of our HD camera recorders can record up to 60 FPS per channel.