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    Help! Need to catch mice or rats on camera at night!

    I tried to do the same thing when I found rat droppings in the engine bay of both cars. With IR I didn't get the contrast difference needed to set off motion detect. It sucked to do this, but I found the most reliable way to see them was to scrub thru the video at an acceptable speed and I...
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    Low Quality with H264 Re-Encode

    According to the tech specs for the IP8M-2696EW, you have a third stream at 1080p, all you're doing by having Blue Iris do something different that what the camera stream is providing is asking for trouble and no video when you need it most, pull the third stream.
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    Blue Iris Alternatives

    Another indicator your setup may need attention is when you posted your CPU and memory usage. I don't know what your cameras are, but you have an i7 8700 CPU with 16GB of memory, and your CPU is 15-20% and memory is using 4GB. Is this a dedicated computer for NVR? I'm only noting this because...
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    Blue Iris Alternatives

    Currently using BIv4 and Geniusvision. I am testing to replace Geniusvision due to lack of active development, specifically H.265 support. I (mostly) follow best practices and have a dedicated PC for NVR. I run Win10Pro to use the group policies to dictate how the OS runs so my system runs...
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    Blue Iris Alternatives

    Agreed. BIv5 is actively being developed, some updates may be stable, others not. What you are experiencing may be a symptom and not the cause. You may be better served by diagnosing your current issue rather than finding a replacement. You may find yourself in the same situation with a...
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    Blue Iris Alternatives

    Hi Niel, I may be able to help. Are you using Blue Iris v4 or v5? Why are looking for a change? What features are you looking for in NVR software that you aren't getting now? I'd like more information on what your needs are rather than launching into a huge dissertation on why I don't like...
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    Spectrum raise internet prices again (2021)?

    It did go up $5/month for users with internet service only (no cable tv service/package discount). There is no cap according to the documentation on their site. I did see a notice, in very fine print, in the emailed bill.
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    Running Great Until Export

    Can you educate me on how this is done? Export to .avi, no re-encode, choose Blue Iris software as the playback program.
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    Running Great Until Export

    How do you digital zoom on an exported .mp4 clip?
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    Running Great Until Export

    bp2008, sidebar question but topic related: I have BI v4, and I'm pretty sure BI v5 doesn't have this (yet), but is there a way to clip video and export as BVR file to retain digital zoom on the saved clip when played back in BI? If no, how would one go about requesting to add a feature that...
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    Running Great Until Export

    So you mean to un-select the re-encode option on the export?
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    Running Great Until Export

    This seems to apply to your issue when exporting, I didn't see if you mentioned if you were running BI v4 or v5, but I would imagine they would be the same. Did you apply the inactive profile to turn off the live view when you are exporting video clips? If this is only during exporting, try...
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    Unable to eliminate video "traces" during movement

    Did you try defaulting the camera settings? Did this recently start or always done this? Made any changes recently to either the camera settings or recording software? Try a firmware update?
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    Custom home build must haves?

    Wow, wish I knew half of this when we built our house 15 years ago. If I may also take liberty in going a little off topic but someone may come up with something of interest worth following up on. There are some fantastic ideas here that I will investigate if we ever do another build or even...
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    How to configure Night/Day with different settings?

    Have you considered just changing the light fixture? I don't think you're going to find any camera settings that will compensate for an unshielded light source that close and that bright. If you like the camera where it is, then maybe switch the light source to something with more flexibility...
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    Mounting 5231 series inside the wall?

    Unless the lens face is flush with the outer surface, IR reflection? Possibly easier to attract insects?
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    30X Zoom HD Outdoor/Indoor PTZ IP Speed Dome Camera 5MP 1080P 80M IR ONVIF POE

    Did the software have any manufacturer information in the help or about file? Was there an iphone or android app that would show the manufacturer to help point to more information?
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    30X Zoom HD Outdoor/Indoor PTZ IP Speed Dome Camera 5MP 1080P 80M IR ONVIF POE

    As indicated by your avatar information, you would be a newer user to the forum. In a public forum, if you ask for help, then it is proper to return some information to help others. In this case, you could offer what information you know about the camera, such as information on any label that...
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    HFW-1831E - what really *is* the latest firmware (and do we care...)?

    Some further info just in case it's useful at a later point, at night, the cameras will run within the settings I choose. Today I test setting 8MP @ 8Mb/s, 30fps, 30 i-frame, and actual bitrate ran 14-16 Mb/s, with i-frame pulse. At night, same settings, camera bitrate showing normal at about...
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    Dahua 8MP Lite model cameras with 8MP 1/2.7" and 4MP 1/3" sensors labeled as "starlight" models. September 2020

    @bigredfish Would you recommend to shift focus from strictly sensor size to prioritize min illumination and apature size? When I started making the shift from my newbie level of consumer camera to what I have now, besides the info on this site, one method I used is to go to the Dahua...
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    Dahua 8MP Lite model cameras with 8MP 1/2.7" and 4MP 1/3" sensors labeled as "starlight" models. September 2020

    And moving up correspondingly in price bracket. Following the rule of trying to do too much with too few cameras, I would be in the group that could not justify a $400 price bracket per camera for as many cameras I have.
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    Dahua 8MP Lite model cameras with 8MP 1/2.7" and 4MP 1/3" sensors labeled as "starlight" models. September 2020

    The 5442 series is still shows the 1/1.8" sensor and is a current product. It just didn't make much sense for the 8MP cameras to move to a smaller sensor.
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    Firmware update issues

    OK, thanks, so the 190404 version. Just checking.
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    Dahua 8MP Lite model cameras with 8MP 1/2.7" and 4MP 1/3" sensors labeled as "starlight" models. September 2020

    So no more cameras with 1/1.8"? The sensor size was one of the key points of my decision making process on which cameras to purchase. The current camera selection has smaller sensors but somehow some claim better performance numbers??
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    Firmware update issues

    @Rmac1122 Just out of curiosity, which firmware did you receive for the 1831E?
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    HFW-1831E - what really *is* the latest firmware (and do we care...)?

    OK, thanks @Hazza06 and @pozzello I got it, all my 1831's show hardware version 1.00 and processor of DH7200 also. Since I didn't see any issues when at 2.6, I never bothered with H.265 at that time either.
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    HFW-1831E - what really *is* the latest firmware (and do we care...)?

    Can you teach me how to do this? I don't have any knowledge on this. My cameras are connected to a POE switch, with just standard 192.168.x.x static IP addresses.
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    HFW-1831E - what really *is* the latest firmware (and do we care...)?

    That's strange, mine are the opposite. If I have the settings on 8MP at H.264, at 2x fps I get the i-frame pulse bad. If I match fps and i-frame is even worse. The best I can get is to get the pulse tolerable is 6MP at 6MB/s, the fps doesn't matter. If I run 8MP, I get the pulse using...
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    HFW-1831E - what really *is* the latest firmware (and do we care...)?

    Interesting. Where did you disable motion detect? I may do this also. I have Blue Iris doing the motion detect (on the substream), not from the camera input. I have constant record of the main stream to other NVR software. Another interesting thing I figured out recently, ever since moving...
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    4K starlight Series Firmware Update 20190404

    Thanks for the info. I wasn't able to use any 2.6 series once going to 2.8, tried 20(2)00107 but saw no difference and also reverted back to 190404.
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