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  1. bigredfish

    Night Images Of An 8MP 4K Camera With A 1/2.5 Sensor And A 1/1.8 Sensor Compared

    Put a moving face in there and there may be.....
  2. bigredfish

    Kids tipping a porta potty

    What camera?
  3. bigredfish

    Review-OEM 4mp AI Cam IPC-T5442TM-AS Starlight+

    Sure it can.........
  4. bigredfish

    IPC-HFW5231E-Z12 LPR from 137 feet

    I dont use BI, but there is no setting in BI. It’s a separate script you run. Yes it’s in color, #1 and #2 are options. Pick one
  5. bigredfish

    IPC-HFW5231E-Z12 LPR from 137 feet

    No I dont use the sunrise/sunset utility. Two things work- use “Schedule” 1- keep the camera in B&W 24/7. Even with different exposure settings for day/night 2- set the change from day (Color) to night (B&W) 1 hour Before sunset and switch back to day 1 hour After sunrise.
  6. bigredfish

    IPC-T5442TM-AS Auto IR bug fixed firmware 20190930

    No you dont, trust me
  7. bigredfish

    More proof that Ring sucks.

    What? You mean that isnt good enough evidence to convict those guys?
  8. bigredfish

    IPC-T5442TM-AS Auto IR bug fixed firmware 20190930

    The one I have isnt official and as posted above, not ready.
  9. bigredfish

    IPC-T5442TM-AS Auto IR bug fixed firmware 20190930

    I installed 2 brand new 5442T-ASE fixed bullets this morning and updated to the 190930 firmware. One camera works fine, IVS quit working on the other one... I also get this message on the bad one
  10. bigredfish

    dahua nvr

    The 5xxx series are solid. The newer Pro AI series NVR5216-8P-I with the latest AI features https://www.dahuasecurity.com/products/productDetail/26817 The tried and true Pro series 52xx-xP-4KS2 series https://www.dahuasecurity.com/products/allProducts/100/465?tab=472
  11. bigredfish

    IPC-HFW5231E-Z12 LPR from 137 feet

    My settings on my most difficult camera. 120ft, 30+ degree angle, cars traveling 25+mph
  12. bigredfish

    IPC-HFW5231E-Z12 LPR from 137 feet

    Iris over about 40% caused me problems. Yes I would pull back to 85% zoom and find the spot where it maintains focus. Try CBR. With fast moving objects and a tight focal point VBR in my opinion doesn’t react fast enough, thus the dull or slightly blurred shots. Unless you have some storage or...
  13. bigredfish

    Birdhouse LPR with the HFW5241E-Z12E

    LoL! Good job @pinko
  14. bigredfish

    Covert night camera - recommendations

    Sad. Here’s a good read on the legalities of surveillance cameras https://www.upcounsel.com/video-surveillance-laws-by-state
  15. bigredfish

    Covert night camera - recommendations

    I'm also not a lawyer but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn once and I believe as long as you are covering a public area where persons have no expectation of privacy, you're fine. At least here in the US.
  16. bigredfish

    IPC-HFW5231E-Z12 LPR from 137 feet

    Anything after about 80-85% zoom and the camera wont hold focus very well. This may be why you noticed the cam zoom by itself. 1/1000 is pretty standard, even 1/2000 if the vehicles are moving fast, say over 25mph. Those images look kinda dull, not sharp. What bitrate are you running?
  17. bigredfish

    Covert night camera - recommendations

    Most all cameras, including $2000-$5000 models, use 850nm infrared leds. Yes they show small red dots, but unless you’re looking for them and right at them it’s hard to spot. Really I wouldn’t worry about it and it can act as a bit of extra deterrent. Other wavelengths like 940nm are all but...
  18. bigredfish

    EmpireTech's got Hikvision Cameras?! (IPC-T2347G-LU)

    Lets not forget thats a professionally produced Marketing video. There's some discussion on IPVM about the shadows and lighting in the background and foreground...
  19. bigredfish

    Need help with some Networking and choosing PTZs

    Thanks @pinko will watch for that.
  20. bigredfish

    Goat Cam

    Well when I get up there again I'll snap a shot for ya with and without WDR on, but pretty sure that's what you're seeing. Part of that may also be the mesh fence you're looking at through the stall door.. Its not exactly an expensive camera, and I have seen similar image changes on other Dahua...
  21. bigredfish

    SD49225XA-HNR Anyone have one?

    Nice!
  22. bigredfish

    Need help with some Networking and choosing PTZs

    Thanks @jmcu , exactly what i was hoping to get was some good experienced feedback. This guy is a Go Big or Go Home type and as long as he's under $2K he;s fine with price. On the the 2 NVR's, i think both being PoE there is not conflict as they can only see the cameras attached to them. To...
  23. bigredfish

    Goat Cam

    HA!
  24. bigredfish

    Goat Cam

    Ha! I’ll get ya some more ;)
  25. bigredfish

    Need help with some Networking and choosing PTZs

    So the buddy I helped install cameras for with the goats and Birdhouse LPR cams wants to install some more! PTZ's This time he wants to do (2) PTZ's with say 25-40X Starlights, and a couple more bullets, likely 5442 VF's.. He'd rather spend a few more $ and get good PTZ's. I'm a novice when it...
  26. bigredfish

    What are the best color low-light cameras? What should IPVM include in our test?

    Thanks for the feedback John. Makes sense
  27. bigredfish

    Dahua NVR Setup

    I have a Netgear Nighthawk router and use a Netgear WiFi extender connected to the NVR to manage it via my network laptops/PCs just fine
  28. bigredfish

    LPR Feasibility

    Yep I was In your shoes back in 2012 which made me Dive in. Layers is the best bet, inexpensive perimeter alarms (Guardline) overlapping cameras, good home alarm system and all the usual stuff like locking car doors and having good nosy neighbors! Ever consider a birdhouse...
  29. bigredfish

    LPR Feasibility

    I'll take a stab at some of those: worth what ya pay for it. 1- Angle is important. I have one at 30+ degrees and 16ft above the roadway @120ft and its tricky. More than 30 gets even harder. With the Z12 once you get past 140ft it gets iffy as to holding focus, unless your shooting dead...
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