Recent content by carteriii

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    IPC-HDW5231R-ZE Rhea V2.800.0000016.0.R.200605 Latest new firmware

    I highly HIGHLY recommend you reboot your device before running the update. I've seen many failures in updating when I forgot to first reboot, and never get a failure (with good firmware) when updating after a simple reboot. If you have your cameras set to reboot daily, this may not be such a...
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    Review - Dahua IPC-HFW7442H-Z 4MP Ultra AI Varifocal Bullet Camera

    @EMPIRETECANDY Is there another model like this, with the license plate recognition, that also has 12x or greater zoom like the IPC-HFW5231E-Z12E which I & others have purchased from you to do license plate recognition with external software? I’ve looked all over Dahua’s site and haven’t been...
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    Dahua SD card overwrite not working

    I've been using the Samsung PRO Endurance 128GB in 6 cameras, recording 24x7 for just under a year with no problems. There were issues with the initial firmware but about 6-9 months ago the firmware updates solved everything for me. If you're current on Andy's firmware, then try one of the...
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    Review - Dahua IPC-HFW7442H-Z 4MP Ultra AI Varifocal Bullet Camera

    @EMPIRETECANDY I don't see any mention of this supporting the "Enhanced PoE" (ePoE) either here or on your sales page, so I assume it's not supported. Are you aware of any other camera with ANPR that supports ePoE?
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    Review - Dahua IPC-HFW7442H-Z 4MP Ultra AI Varifocal Bullet Camera

    Do you know/Can you tell me, without using an AI NVR, is it possible for the camera to alert an outside system (such as an HTTP GET or POST) to alert some other system to the LPR event? It wouldn't have to contain any data other than, "Hey, something happened" and then let the external system...
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    how do you use PTZ auto-track/tour/scan/pattern/pan/time tasks?

    I have a DH-SD59225U-HNI and would like to hear how the rest of you use some of the various PTZ functions on any model of camera, whether it be at home just for fun or for more serious security. This forum has many posts with people setting up the auto-tracking, but how/when do people use the...
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    I also highly recommend a reboot shortly (or immediately) before updating firmware. I've never experienced a failure to update after rebooting, but have experienced many failures when I forgot to first reboot. Note that "failure" can take many forms. For example, several times the update process...
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    Dahua HFW-1831E in-depth review

    No, a lower FPS will not help. If you cannot get a fast enough shutter speed to eliminate the ghosting or "motion blur", then changing FPS will simple give you more or fewer blurry images. You say you "understand it relates to light exposure", but then you ask whether FPS will change and then...
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    SmartPSS zoom on playback timeline without a mouse scrollwheel

    @jack7 You're awesome! Thank you! I'm mad at myself for not thinking of the two-finger scroll, since that's (obviously, or should be obvious) the touchpad equivalent of the scroll wheel. I have a Thinkpad with that enabled and it worked perfectly. Thank you!
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    SmartPSS zoom on playback timeline without a mouse scrollwheel

    For those who don't already know this, SmartPSS allows you to zoom in on the playback timeline through the use of the scroll wheel on your mouse while hovering the mouse directly over the timeline (doesn't work unless mouse is over the timeline!). I do not believe this is in any documentation...
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    SD Card Recommendations

    Consider paying a bit more for an "endurance" card, depending upon your situation. See my post in this other thread for my explanation.
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    Dahua HFW-1831E in-depth review

    Ghosting has nothing to do with bitrate. Ghosting is really just blur which is a result of a slow shutter speed. The "ghost" image you're seeing is not the result of capturing fewer pixels (bitrate). It's because the object in motion has moved from one place to another faster than the shutter...
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    How does OSD "North" & "Coordinates" really work?

    I have a DH-SD59225U-HNI but I'm hopeful this setting exists on other PTZ models as well. How does the "North" setting work for the on screen display, and as it relates to the display of pan-tilt "coordinates"? See the image below for the settings. I'm particularly curious about the "N" button...
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    IPC-HDW4831EM-ASE stops recording every day, overwrite not working??

    I still haven't figured this out, but I thought a video/screen recording of what I'm seeing might be useful to others if they encounter something similar. At this point I should probably rename this thread to be "SmartPSS doesn't list all events", but I'm not sure if/how I can do that. If it is...
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