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  1. Hi All, I'm comfortable using TFP to upload the firmware, and have already downloaded the necessary tools and guides to make this work. I've also used wireshark to confirm that the camera looks for a remote server on at boot time, which is consistent with the published guides. Its a pity the reseller has little faith in the upgrade process, which doesn't provide me with great confidence. I would also try HikVision firmware, but it is difficult knowing which HikVision firmware to apply as there are so many. A guide on this would be helpful e.g. knowing which branch of HikVision firmware may be compatible would be great. Thanks SR
  2. Hi All, Is there a script or a program that is available to extract the firmware from a HikVision camera, that can be used to upload back into the camera if a new firmware fails? e.g. restore back to original firmware? I currently have an OEM HikVision camera with a firmware that does not appear to be generally available, and have received what appears to be a firmware update from the reseller, but even the reseller is not sure if it will work. I would like to extract/download from the camera the existing firmware and reuse it if the new firmware file fails.. I currently have the camera connected to a NAS and can transfer files to/from the camera quite easily. Can anyone help? Thanks. SR
  3. sue_ridgepipe

    HikVision Chinese knockoffs??

    Despite its manufacture and (almost) identical software characteristics to is HikVision counterparts, functionally, the camera seems to be doing its job, except for one little problem with daylight savings. (which I don't believe is a problem in China...) The DST (Daylight Savings Time) tab seems to be missing, in the firmware, which is quite annoying especially since this will be a fixed camera with months of capacity that I have no intention of looking at until I really need to. I was thinking of either applying new firmware to see if that would fix the problem, or hacking the existing one, in memory to apply the DST tab, and associated functionality to compensate. Can anyone offer any advice? Is there anyone there that could possibly offer any guiding direction? Thanks in advance.
  4. sue_ridgepipe

    HikVision Chinese knockoffs??

    Here is a URL containing pics, and info of the camera from trusty ebay... http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/301267529846?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 Further to the last post, the bottom of the actual camera contains the following model number, but also useless in search engines. DM-RGB216FIT-K20IA Thanks in advance. SR
  5. Can anyone shed light on cameras with the following model numbers ? CMR-HD200-20-K20141008CCCHddddddddd where d = digit, for serial number I'm guessing that the K-20141008 is the date of manufacture e.g. 2014-OCT-08, but the CMR-HD200-20 is really an unknown, and nothing on the search engines is really useful. The Firmware Version is : V5.1.6 build 140802 The Encoding Version is : V5.7 build 140701 I know the internal module is a K20IA, but I'm struggling to find any more information. The firmware of the camera seems to be an almost identical variant of hikvision, without the banners and model numbers, but the pages , tabs, options and features are all there. If this is indeed a hikvision knock off, is it possible to upload a later firmware? but which firmware do I use? I have since established that this is indeed a Chinese camera using the script in this topic http://www.cctvforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=39646&sid=12792378441035f5843a59f9a70f40d5&start=15 I have done prtHardInfo and this is what I get # prtHardInfo Start at 2014-11-01 21:07:11 Serial NO :CMR-HD200-20-K20141008CCCHddddddddd V5.1.6 build 140802 hardwareVersion = 0x0 hardWareExtVersion = 0x0 encodeChans = 1 decodeChans = 0 alarmInNums = 1 alarmOutNums = 1 ataCtrlNums = 0 flashChipNums = 0 ramSize = 0x4000000 networksNums = 1 language = 2 devType = 135170 SD status = 0 (1:noraml;0:none) I'm really keen on updating the firmware but without any more information I'm struggling to determine which is the one I should be using. Thanks in advance SR