I defiantly have a different view on this , for $300 what other camera can do what these do? nothing from Dahua. If you can find one, go get it haha. $300 is crazy cheap for camera with this much performance and feature set. I would love for them to be perfect but that's not realistic, there are too many variables. You may want to look into cameras from AXIS or similar higher end makers. IMO your stream quality is more than good enough, better then 99% of other cam streamers, should be proud of that. If you find a solution, please let me know.There is different settings for day vs night.
Day has DNR turned off.
Night has DNR on at 40% - without DNR and DNR at lower values gives a grainy picture
Managed to at least get rid of the flickering at night.
2 things help to get rid of flickering : I Frame = 5 & turn off any motion / smart detection.
The picture freezing also seems to be caused by motion / smart detection.
That is unacceptable - event recording should not affect live view.
Actually I do expect this and more from a HIKvision $300 cam.
They are supposed to be one of the best. If they produce and market a 8MP / 4K cam I expect it to perform as advertised - i.e. better than a Chinese knock-off.
If it costs more to produce a cam with acceptable 8MP/4K quality then produce the quality cam and sell it at that cost.
Don't purposefully make a bad performance quality cam simply to make it cheaper.
I have been using HIKvision 4 & 5MP cams for many years and never had any issues like this despite birds moving at whatever speed.
The blur from moving fast is not the same as what is happening on this cam. On the 4MP & 5MP cams all that occurs is there is not enough frames per second to get a clear picture.
The 4MP 5MP & 8MP cams are all maximum 25fps so there should not be any difference.
On this 8MP cam it appears that the processor is too slow and takes a while to catch up.