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IPCT 2 MP Starlight IR Fixed Turret Network Camera, 2.8mm, Powered by Night Eye

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I got mine in and installed.
My past experience with cameras have been mostly with wireless Foscam. I had set them up at my previous home / barn and they worked ok, but being wireless there were always issues popping up.. We moved last year and I wanted a more reliable wired system and looked to this forum for recommendations. I eventually decided on Dahua cameras and began buying different ones to determine what worked best for our small farm. We use cameras most importantly for inside the barn during kidding season and less important for security on the outside.
In my sig you can see the Dahua cams I have and currently use, my favorite being the HDW5231RP-Z. I was about to order a couple of more of the 5231's when I saw the comparable IPCT HDW5231RE-I and decided to try it.
First, I love the setup utility. I didn't have to change my my pc's ip address to access the camera! Finally, a simple way to setup a camera and quick! Another thing, I don't have to install a plug in EVERY SINGLE TIME I want to access the camera in my browser! Wow, that is so aggravating with Dahua (probably other cameras too). Anyway, not knocking Dahua cameras, I just don't understand why they don't have smoother setup like this IPCT HDW5231RE-I.
The physical install of the IPCT HDW5231RE had no issues, hardest part was getting the plastic shroud back on right. I installed the camera outside on a 6X6 wood post under a metal roof in sort of a tight space, so twisting the shroud was a little difficult. I am very pleased with the image quality. It is as good or better than the Dahua. The area of the pasture it is pointing at is very dark so the amount of light in the photo is surprising. I haven't tried to adjust the image quality over default much yet, happy the way it is for now. In the middle of construction plus other things keeping us busy right now. Just wanted to post a quick "it works great!" post for the IPCT Camera.
One negative note for me, It needs a mic. We need mics on our indoor barn cameras, that's a must for our kidding season.


if you turn on WDR , i bet your night picture will be a lot better
 

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I woke up this morning and my image looks like this (thumbnail). Only setting I changed was the WDR last night so I went back and turned it off, but still have this green look. Any ideas?
 

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I woke up this morning and my image looks like this (thumbnail). Only setting I changed was the WDR last night so I went back and turned it off, but still have this green look. Any ideas?
Is this a screenshot from Blue Iris or from directly accessing the camera?
 

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I woke up this morning and my image looks like this (thumbnail). Only setting I changed was the WDR last night so I went back and turned it off, but still have this green look. Any ideas?
Try to make a hard reset/Factory reset on the camera and check.
 

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Mike & EMPIRETECANDY,
When I got home yesterday evening I saw the camera's image looked great at night again, but when I got up today I saw it was back to green. Made me think I had hit a setting somewhere other than the WDR even though I didn't remember doing it and I couldn't find anything out of default. So, I tried the camera's maintenance software reboot first (Reset all the parameters, except the IP parameters and user information, to the default settings) and that worked, back to normal now. Thanks for the help.
 

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Mike & EMPIRETECANDY,
When I got home yesterday evening I saw the camera's image looked great at night again, but when I got up today I saw it was back to green. Made me think I had hit a setting somewhere other than the WDR even though I didn't remember doing it and I couldn't find anything out of default. So, I tried the camera's maintenance software reboot first (Reset all the parameters, except the IP parameters and user information, to the default settings) and that worked, back to normal now. Thanks for the help.
Thank you, please just let me know if there are any other issues!
 

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all configs are done on browser (chrome), record events to sd card. how can i view recorded events on browser?
i have to use ivms4200 mac software, any other options?
also
how can i make/save default live view to be main stream (on browser) ? every time i click live view it goes on sub stream.

why does menu differs from browser to browser ?
chromeScreen Shot 2019-03-17 at 8.31.42 AM.png


safari
Screen Shot 2019-03-17 at 8.32.17 AM.png
 

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all configs are done on browser (chrome), record events to sd card. how can i view recorded events on browser?
i have to use ivms4200 mac software, any other options?
also
how can i make/save default live view to be main stream (on browser) ? every time i click live view it goes on sub stream.

why does menu differs from browser to browser ?
chromeView attachment 40529


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View attachment 40530
Looks like playback for whatever reason is not available in Chrome. I will contact Hikvision to see what the deal is and report back.

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