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Has anyone had luck using Uniview cameras attached to a Uniview NVR, AND recording with Blue Iris as well? I've been trying to get this working for a long time. Uniview cameras work fine on BI if no NVR is involved, but as soon as you connect the stream to NVR frame rate goes way down to 1 on BI. I've been through many firmware upgrades on cameras but still no luck, tried stream 1 to NVR and stream 2 to BI, same thing. Hik cams work fine this way, even recording through virtual interface on NVR, but something drops the frame rate on these.

Just thought I'd see if anyone has tried this with same or better results. Thanks.
 

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Has anyone had luck using Uniview cameras attached to a Uniview NVR, AND recording with Blue Iris as well? I've been trying to get this working for a long time. Uniview cameras work fine on BI if no NVR is involved, but as soon as you connect the stream to NVR frame rate goes way down to 1 on BI. I've been through many firmware upgrades on cameras but still no luck, tried stream 1 to NVR and stream 2 to BI, same thing. Hik cams work fine this way, even recording through virtual interface on NVR, but something drops the frame rate on these.

Just thought I'd see if anyone has tried this with same or better results. Thanks.
If Your cams are connected to a POE NVR, they are sitting behind a different network(subnet) and will be invisible to blue iris. If you want to use both, get yourself a POE switch and use the same IP pool as your blue Iris server and management port on the NVR, you will have to re set the IP address of the cams to match your IP Pool.
 

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Yes, but these are on a separate switch, same subnet, I can get connection, just reduces the frame rate to 1fps on BI
 

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Yes, but these are on a separate switch, same subnet, I can get connection, just reduces the frame rate to 1fps on BI
I looked at my NVR (dahua) and my settings are limited to 5fps even tho the cam itself is set for 25 fps, never had any issues but that is strange for sure, I don't use BI but its pretty obvious that settings are limited on 3rd party devices with uniview. that being said, you might want to re post this issue in the BI form, you might get a better answer. What model cams do you have?
 

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IPC3614SR3-DPF28M and
IPC6322SR-X22P-C. I'm going to get a hold of Uniview tech support. You got me thinking though, seems like a limitation of the camera streaming rate. Maybe they can assist me in setting up Multicast, not sure if that'll help. I've tried using a different user name, disabling digest security, etc. All same result, between 1 and 2 fps. Weird.
 

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I have 6 Hikvision cameras, one is a mini PTZ 4mp (DS-2DE2A404IW-DE3). Also I recently got a Uniview mini ptz 2mp. Comparing the ptz ones, I have to say that Uniview is a decent option, however, It lacks a lot of features and ease of use. Price diference is not that much 2mp vs 2 mp versions. Regarding the Uniview experience so far:
cam model: IPC6412LR-X5P
Downsides
  • The PC software lacks intuitiveness
  • PTZ zoom is only optical and does not zooms digital, just if you right click, select digital...a bit of a pain...
  • recordings miss 2-3 seconds between clips, don't know the reason, messed around with settings but not clear why
  • from EZ station software, recording downloading from SD card is quite slow, and clips length may vary from 1 second to 40 mins, can't set a length.
  • not clear how to activate audio recording, no audio is present on the recordings
  • PTZ speed is not as fast as Hikvision mini ptz, can be increased from EZstation but resets to default value next time camera is accessed.
  • in EZ station PTZ interface and presets list is not so easy to use, can't overwrite presets or rename them...way nicer in ivms4200 or 4200 lite.
  • configuration is made only thru web page not from PC ezstation software
  • not sure about FW upgrades...

Pros:
  • a lot of easy to use image adjustments
  • night image quality is better then Hik, IR off on both
  • SDcard very easy to access on the side of the camera
  • IR moves along with the lens..
  • configuration page can be reached remotely if you install EZstation on another pc in remote location, it has a web link in the device management thru cloud
  • smartphone app is easy to use but ptz side is behind Hik-connect interface wise.

Conclusion: If you're used to Hikvision environment stick with it, you get a bit more for your money. Clips with missing seconds on Uniview is a bit of a deal breaker.
 

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. Regarding the Uniview experience so far:
cam model: IPC6412LR-X5P
I recently bought the same model. It has some good features but overall I am disappointed with this camera. Two items I'm not happy with -

1. White balance is poor, colours look bluish, quite harsh and no matter how much I adjust, image doesn't look quite right
2. No cross line detection. This is a pretty basic analytic and other Uniview cameras have it. Not sure why they left it out on this unit.

Im hoping a firmware update may fix these.

.not sure about FW upgrades...
If the camera is on an internet subnet and configured with DNS & GW, you can do a cloud upgrade by pressing the detect button. For me however, no new f/w has been detected over last 2 months.
 
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