5231 video settings

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  1. 105437

    105437 Getting the hang of it

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    I have five 5231 cameras running and I'm using the attached video settings. Combining these 5231s with four additional 4231 wedge cameras, my CPU is pretty constant at 80%. Should I adjust the video settings? Thanks
     

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    Dramus Getting the hang of it

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    Is the CPU running at 80% a problem? Asking, because I really don't know.
     
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    105437 Getting the hang of it

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    When a camera triggers it goes over 90% and things get a little sluggish.
     
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    Dseg42 Getting the hang of it

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    What is your computer hardware?
    I have 12 Dahua cameras recording 24/7 and only get 30% usage.
    Make sure you follow the BI Hardware guideline posted on the forum.
     
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    SouthernYankee IPCT Contributor

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    If you are running blue iris on an Intel later generation processor you can not take advantage of hardware acceleration with h.265.
    If bi what is your system configuration ?
     
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    105437 Getting the hang of it

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    Here's my dedicated BI PC info...
     

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    aristobrat IPCT Contributor

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    X2 on @SouthernYankee’s thought about H.265. Takes extra processor power to decode that. H.264 shouldn’t, if you have the BI option to use hardware acceleration enabled.

    Do you have all of these cameras configured for direct-to-disk? If not, BI will be transcoding the signal which adds even more overhead.
     
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  8. Mike A.

    Mike A. Getting comfortable

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    Those settings are fine and not the source of your problem. You shouldn't be hitting 80%+ with the i5-3470. I run a Dell 7010 with one of the same, 12 cams some at higher resolutions/rates than yours, and about the most that machine ever hits is ~55% and that's with the console open and usually only while running backups or something else is happening in the background. Maybe a rare peak up to 60-65. Normal state it usually sits at ~37%.

    As above need to check your settings elsewhere. Turn off the H.265. Hardware acceleration on. Direct-to-disk.
     
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    105437 Getting the hang of it

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    Thanks guys. All cameras are direct to disk. I turned on H265 because when I selected H264, I was unable to see the Live View or any previews in the settings areas in the camera interface via Chrome.