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  1. Any markings/numbers/logos on the camera/web interface that could shed any light on the manufacturer/model of the camera? Serial number is probably the only number you don't wanna reveal here, all others, such as firmware numbers, product numbers etc. should be fine and could help identify the camera.
  2. Automatic x seconds of video every x minutes doesn't sound a feature I've seen in any of the IP cameras I've fiddled with. Your best bet might be to put a cheap rasperrypi and a camera module and then develop a program on the raspi to capture and send the video. Google search for rasperry pi, camera module and programming should get you started. For example https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/usage/camera/raspicam/ and more specifically the raspivid section there for the recording, then some way to send it to your centralized server (ftp, or such?)
  3. Hey, We have had problems with their video servers/encoder in the past. Older models are still required to be on automatic reboot, or they get stuck after a while (could take days or weeks). Newer models do not seem to have this problem anymore, but i believe you just have to wait and see. I suggest you leave it off (no auto reboots) and if you have any problems with it, enable it. If you have to enable it, make sure you schedule it to reboot at night time so it will not do it during busy hours.
  4. It seems as if the RTP packets are getting mixed up. There might not be much you can do about it. Are you using TCP or UDP protocol? Have you tried maxing out your bitrate setting? Do you have identical settings on camera and blue iris (i have never used BI but i've read there are are some settings that should be matched to ones in camera, like bitrate and fps)?
  5. Ksenos (http://www.ksenos.com) runs also on Linux, CentOS 6. One time fee per, per camera license (1 camera with limited recording space without license for testing, demo license for full features and 16 cameras for 90 days just by asking). Runs as an NVR with GUI or as a headless machine with web UI or client access.
  6. You need to add the credentials to the url the way browser understands them: http://admin:password@
  7. The whole purpose of this post is just to tell you what i found out while testing this camera. Maybe someone's been wondering if/how it works. While testing this Axis M3007-PV (http://www.axis.com/products/cam_m3007pv/) I noticed how awesome they've made their ONVIF on it. It's rare that cameras actually work as you'd expect, this one does. Camera being a fisheye and our VMS having a built in fisheye support, I immediately used this feature, but it is not required for this camera. They actually made PTZ/Presets work like a charm via ONVIF. And that is what surprised me. You can select different streams for Panoramic/Double Panoramic views and single views. Single views can be controlled via ONVIF PTZ just like any other PTZ camera, each view remembers the state it is left at. For actual real-time monitoring, you can use custom presets which work fast. Their built-in dewarping quality is good.
  8. Quick look at the links tells me the Maplin one comes with 2TB drive, Costco only has 1TB. So they're not the exact same packages. Might have other differences, because 1TB extra shouldnt raise the price by £180. edit: Another quick look tells me the cheaper one is 4 channel recorder, the other one is 8 channel, so has 4 spare.
  9. Here is a link to my post with sample images from Axis M3007PV and DynaColor W-8 Fisheye, also another post bit more in depth of Axis M3007PV: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=45354#p269000 viewtopic.php?f=19&t=42450
  10. Thanks, not too bad either.
  11. Impressive, any low light samples?
  12. Good correction. However some of these non-working instances can be solved with a firmware update, as the firmware conformant is listed on the DoC. ONVIF actually updated their policies (I believe it was Sept 2014) and made their conformance process a bit better. Now the cameras actually must be tested on several devices and devices on several cameras, so cameras and devices tested after Sept 2014 will probably work together with higher possibility. The features are also a big questionmark on most cases, as most of the features are optional, and mostly only mandatory features are supported.
  13. Axis P1204 and P1214 have a super small lens so it's very concealed. No IR though. http://www.axis.com/us/en/products/axis-p12-series
  14. ONVIF (Profile S) is a standard protocol used on mainly on IP cameras and recorders. If a camera supports ONVIF Profile S and recorder supports ONVIF Profile S, they work together. Now when a product claims it supports ONVIF, make sure it really does from http://www.onvif.org/FindaProduct/ProfileProducts.aspx This official search will tell you if the camera actually supports ONVIF. There are many cameras on the market that give you a big shiny ONVIF logo and claim they support ONVIF, when in reality they don't.
  15. Based on the rtsp path, this would seem to be a Dahua camera. To get a snapshot via browser, try one of these: http://IP_ADDR:9988/onvif/media_service/snapshot http://IP_ADDR:9989/onvif/media_service/snapshot http://IP_ADDR:9989/onvif/media_service/snapshot?channel=1&subtype=0
  16. Do you have auto reboot from auto maintenance enabled? This would cause it to disconnect every 7 days.
  17. mkkoskin

    Manual DAHUA, HELP

    Only manual I could find is a Quickstart Guide, I hope this helps http://www.icrealtime.com/docs/quickstartPSS.pdf
  18. mkkoskin

    Axis M3007 and ISpy

    If you can use a custom RTSP path on ISpy: 2x 180 degrees panorama: onvif-media/media.amp?profile=profile_2_h264&sessiontimeout=60&streamtype=unicast 4x dewarped image: onvif-media/media.amp?profile=profile_3_h264&sessiontimeout=60&streamtype=unicast So the full address would be rtsp://ipaddr:port/onvif-media/media.amp?profile=profile_2_h264&sessiontimeout=60&streamtype=unicast
  19. Axis M3007 (http://www.axis.com/products/cam_m3007pv/index.htm) does have better image quality compared to cheaper 360 camera (DynaColor W-8 Fisheye, http://www.dynacolor.com.tw/prodDetail.asp?id=25). I have not tested Hikvision cameras, so I can't comment on that one. Axis M3007 does not have IR, and it's low light properties are not too good. DynaColor W-8 has IR but it seems to reflect from the dome so much that it makes the image un-usable (not properly tested, just something i noticed from overnight footage at our office). Here is a image comparison, zoomed dewarped image showing a picture at the wall, about 3 meters away from the cameras. Both streams are 5MP@8Mbps (H.264) and no compression/high profile/max quality. Images are not from identical angle because cameras are mounted side to side. Axis M3007PV DynaColor W-8 Fisheye And image comparison of fully zoomed out images, DynaColor has a bit wider FOV, but that's because the lens is physically mounted closer to camera bottom. Because of this, the edges of the image on DynaColor are sharper, as not as much dewarping is required. Axis M3007PV fully zoomed out DynaColor W-8 Fisheye fully zoomed out I'm not completely sure about the prices for these cameras, so i wont even try to guess anything.
  20. IPVM released a Camera Calculator a while back, handy tool: http://ipvm.com/calculator
  21. Our installers are now using/testing Metricu M-IPC-700A ( http://www.metricu.com/Products.php?cid=11&id=89 ). Supports most of the IP cameras we've tested, including Axis, Sony, Dahua, Hikvision and many others. More detailed specs can be read from the link, price is around $600 (google told me, from a romanian webstore). It's very handy when all you need up at the ladders is this one 7" monitor that weights 2650g.
  22. Thanks. I'm not clear on what an NVR does though? All I need is for the camera to write its files to a network share. Do IP cameras do that? Once the files are on the computer, I can view them with the web server. NVR (Network video recorder) usually means a dedicated hardware with some basic functions. In buellwinkles case "NVR software" means a software that can handle these basic functions and probably a bit more, since it runs on an actual PC with operating system. The last option would be whats usually called VMS (Video management system/Video monitoring system), which usually gives a lot of features to handle the recording from hundreds of cameras, digital I/O, license plate recognition, analytics, video walls etcetc. So in your case, NVR software (viewtopic.php?f=19&t=35868 Scroll to Video recording software) would be the best option. These software actually record the camera streams to a non-video format, which you can then playback within the software, and only export important parts as a videoclip. Most software also has web-server and mobile client support aswell. Since you only want to record single images now and then to a ftp server, you can probably do that without any software at all since most of the cameras have "Screenshot to ftp" functions.
  23. You can use 2 different programs/computers to view/control/record this camera, atleast it does support 2 streams, and probably more than 2 connections at once. Just make sure you get programs compatible with the camera or with a generic ONVIF support. If you only need to control the camera rarely, you could try ONVIF Device Manager (http://sourceforge.net/projects/onvifdm/), free opensource program that allows you to connect to and ptz control your ONVIF cameras.
  24. DH-HCVRxxxx is a HDCVI recorder, and probably requires a different firmware than normal analog DVR. http://www.dh-vision.com/main/firmware/Recorders/3.2%20Firmware/HCVR/ is the first HCVR link i found.
  25. The backblaze articles are actually a bit invalid for this forum, as it is a backup service, the usage is not anything like in recorders. They do give a nice overall picture of which manufacturer might be the "best", but there are no HDD's that are meant for recorder usage on their 2013 or 2014 setups. We have used Seagate Barracuda in the past (failure rate VERY high) and SV35 (recommended for surveillance video recorders) series recently (past 2-3 years) with very low failure rate. So my experience kinda fights against the backblaze statistics, but as i said, they've not used any HDDs meant for recorders, as their usage is completely different. No experience on any other manufacturer.