Dahua Starlight Varifocal Turret (IPC-HDW5231R-Z)

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  1. ekaz

    ekaz Getting the hang of it

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    Weather here isn't bad, so you can send it to me. :)

    Can't wait for the review on that one.
     
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    i'm kinda hoping it works well for LPR, though I don't think I'd wanna shell out for another ultra z5 so hopefully the regular starlight z5 works well
     
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  3. ekaz

    ekaz Getting the hang of it

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    I'm trying to convince the woman that 2 cameras on each side of the garage won't be bad. :) I'd like to use a turrent for LPR but not sure if that will work.
     
  4. nayr

    nayr IPCT Contributor

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    Colorado is full; you can stay in Florida.. please :p

    I wanted my family to follow me out; but right after I got settled in property values freaking skyrocketed for some reason and now nobody can afford to buy anything here.. One of the reasons I just bought an SUV is because every friggin weekend all summer long every campsite is full; if you didnt reserve a site on a holiday weekend back in January your already fucked.. the only places left are the ones that are hard to get too and require you to bring everything cuz you wont be getting a toilet :p
     
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    yobigd20 Young grasshopper

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  6. Howling Hills

    Howling Hills n3wb

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    Property values skyrocket in Colorado.....really? They are doing the same in Washington.......wonder why?????
    Ahhh progress.

    We are growing in North Idaho but much slower.
     
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    wantafastz28 Getting comfortable

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    Recreational weed.... and it's already a beautiful state... why stay in CA when Colorado has everything? :) I wanted to buy a house out there, but missed the boat a few years back.
     
  8. aabs

    aabs Young grasshopper

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    Im trying to record to my NAS on alarm whilst waiting for my NVR to arrive.
    I can record the live video by selecting the video icon on the live feed but the record on alarm don't write to the same folder on my NAS.
    I think I got all set up good but a quick check list might help.
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    Many events triggered but nothing recorded.
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  9. nayr

    nayr IPCT Contributor

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    click on schedule under Storage and make sure you have that setup
     
  10. hmjgriffon

    hmjgriffon Known around here

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    12mm isn't going to do squat unless you mount the thing on a mailbox right next to the road, and then MAYBE.
     
  11. triumph202

    triumph202 Pulling my weight

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    I noticed last night if you have enabled WDR then the Manual Exposure option is limited to 0 to 40ms (0 to 1/25th second.) I'm guessing that is also the case if you leave it in "Auto". If you disable WDR you can then select 0 to 330ms (up to 1/3 second.) So that probably means Auto can also utilise that range.

    Hikvision do the same limitation with WDR enabled. I think it's due to the processing times with Wide Dynamic Range.
     
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  12. mat200

    mat200 IPCT Contributor

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    Hope you are feeling better soon. Looking forward to the news.
     
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  13. davw

    davw Getting the hang of it

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    Found my old Blackberry Playbook tablet - anyway this can be used as a monitor/display?
     
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  14. aabs

    aabs Young grasshopper

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    Yeah, I set that to
    Hi Nayr,
    Thanks for offering to help a Dahua newbie, my old cam are 5yr old Ycam or Ucam think they are called on your side of the pond.
    checked schedule as suggested and changed and saved as below. upload_2017-3-29_12-57-9.png
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    BUT when I go back into schedule see below, does that mean its not saving my changes ?
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    Hope its something im missing and not a bug as ive checked the firmware and its the latest
    Software Version2.460.0000.3.R, Build Date: 2017-01-05
    WEB Version3.2.1.413002
     
  15. davw

    davw Getting the hang of it

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    yay - mine has just arrived. have opened it up to insert microsd.
    Am i being thick - unable to put the mount/housing back to together. ( i have not lost the setscrew yet)
    any ideas
     
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    aristobrat IPCT Contributor

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    This is always fun 15ft up on a ladder. :) I haven't taken the time to figure it out, but usually 20-30 seconds with twisting stuff around, it pops back on for me.
     
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  17. Go3Team

    Go3Team Pulling my weight

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    Mine looks the same, but is recording properly.
     

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    general is the one that records constantly, I was not able to check off that box and have the green lines show up on the schedule until I put an SD card into the camera.
     
  19. nayr

    nayr IPCT Contributor

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    NAS Storage generally sucks
     
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  20. mat200

    mat200 IPCT Contributor

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    Wondering about this also.

    I see that it will give more standoff from the wall to allow a better angle of view options.

    Other than that, does using the PFB203W provide any additional advantages?

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