Dahua Starlight Varifocal Turret (IPC-HDW5231R-Z)

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  1. mordak

    mordak Young grasshopper

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    Ok I've got SmartPSS, but it's complex...how do I load my .dav file into there even? It's stored on my computer's hard drive now, not on the NVR anymore.
     
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    Step 1 on that link doesn't even work...It's a corrupted zip file if you try to unzip it.
     
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    It's been "Loading" for 5 minutes... it loads instantly in SmartPSS though. Sigh. Is there really no way to convert dav to avi? How am I going to show this file in court? I don't have a laptop. I planned on bringing a flash drive with the file.
     

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    I second this since the newest Smart PSS version got the export bug worked out

    Bill
     
  7. mordak

    mordak Young grasshopper

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    Can you tell or show me where the export button is in SmartPSS please? I don't see one
     

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    My last idea I have:
    There is another tool from dahua. Called Convert Tool.
    I think it can only install via the toolbox. tools - Dahua Technology
    The size of your 2.7 GB dav file takes longer to export. also depends on what you have for a computer or processor. Since you need patience accordingly.
     
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    I don't see the snippet icon on your next to the download icon. Is it Windows SmartPSS? What version?

    Bill
     
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    mordak Young grasshopper

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    Yes windows version 2.02.0, build date November 24, 2017.
     
  12. mordak

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    Installed toolbox, then I click "install" for Convert Tool and it keeps failing.

    I'm really starting to regret buying Dahua cameras and NVR. Their software is garbage and apparently there's no way to convert this DAV so a different computer can view it!
     
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    Ah your on local tab.

    I use search tab and search by the date then the snippet will appear at the bottom left.

    Bill
     
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    My DAV was deleted from the NVR since I only record 30 days of history. It's only on my computer hard drive now.
     
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    Have you tried VLC player?

    Download official VLC media player for Windows - VideoLAN

    I never save recording as DAV before but I will go try it now. I always export all my recording to mp4

    Bill
     
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    The Toolbox Convert Tool finally worked for me and I have a viewable .avi now! Thank you all.
     
  18. Roman G

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    What has been the roblem with it before? I saw you did not succeed.
     
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    Should I get more IPC-HDW5231R-Z or switch to the IPC-HDW5231R-ZE? I have one IPC-HDW5231R-Z camera that I bought earlier this year. It is my first security camera for my house and I have been using it to get familiar with IP cameras and Blue Iris. I like the Z and Blue Iris, so I am ready to order two more cameras from Andy. I am trying to decided if I should get more of the IPC-HDW5231R-Z or switch to the IPC-HDW5231R-ZE. I know the ZE has a different housing. I have also have seen on this forum that there may have been some initial quality issues with the ZE. Are there any other differences between the Z and ZE? What are people's thoughts on the Z v. ZE? Thank you.
     
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    Thank you, @loney2ns! I had tried searching the forums, but for some reason that thread did not come up. I think I will go with the ZE based on your review and since Andy has the ZE in stock.
     
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    For easily getting video clips off, I'm not a fan of Dahua's NVR... I ended up switching to Blue Iris. Love love love my Dahua Starlight cameras though. Zero regrets there!!!

    There was an incident in my neighborhood Saturday night. Police were able to use the Blue Iris app on my iPad (out in the street) to easily review recordings. They asked for a few minutes (from different cameras) to be emailed to them, which I was also able to do from my iPad (while out on the street with them). Blue Iris definitely had a learning curve for me, but once up and running, easily exporting video is definitely something it excels with (IMO).

    What surprised the heck out of me was how useful the police found the recordings from my two 5231s that were zoomed out for wide "overview" shots of the front/side yards. These two cameras couldn't give facial recognition if you're more than 5 feet away from them, and the police were looking at areas about 100 feet from the camera. They said they got enough info to easily make some arrests. I do have addition cameras zoomed much tighter on key areas around the yard, but they didn't catch any of the shenanigans happening that night.

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  23. TechBill

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    I believe most security camera systems uses DAV format so it not just Dahua system. SmartPSS if used correctly is a powerful tool in conjunction with Dahua NVR. Dahua products was not intended for home uses but commercial graded products where it is installed and trained by professional who does this everyday and know the system inside out.
     
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    Some shit dahua USA distributor make complaint to aliexpress, and kill the hot selling links of my shop. I will make some new list soon. Future better send me emails for making orders. I will also use Empire tech as the brand soon . Thanks buddy!
     
  25. Jinx

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    Hi Andy, that’s crap. I have a DHL notification from 'one village' is that you, my last orders have said empiretech but I’m not expecting much else by dhl?

    Will you have stock of the z12 soon? Edit, just seen a few in stock duh, should have waited.
     
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  26. EMPIRETECANDY

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    That is not be a problem. We have stock now. For the buying on aliexpress I will sort it out soon. And post the link here again. Just 3 models link offline now. Will put back
     
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  27. tibimakai

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    I will give a try to one of these, it looks very good. Andy, I have sent Email to you.
     
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    I just bought my first turret and Dahua at the same time, 5231R-Z. Andy was Johnny on the spot with emails. I hope shipping goes as well, one of my existing cameras bit the bullet the other day and I feel half blind now.
     
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  29. tibimakai

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    This will be, my 6th camera from Andy. The 4th this month. I also have, a Z12 as well, for licence plates.
     
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  30. EMPIRETECANDY

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    Yes, just contact me via email kingsecurity2014@163.com , i will send instruction for the buying.