Review-Dahua IPC-HFW1831C-PIR 4k Mini Bullet

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  1. EMPIRETECANDY

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    karl1980 Young grasshopper

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    agree. What about the SD card playback on smartpss (no nvr)?See my above situation.
     
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    Ok I looked at the review again but I'm not seeing anything about the 2 way feature with any examples of quality or video/audio. Am I missing something?
     
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    I don't think anyone's posted examples of the 2-way audio. I'll see if I can do one tonight or tomorrow night. Examples of this camera's video quality are in post #2 of this thread.

    @looney2ns, do you have a SD card you can use to test reviewing SD recordings from this camera for @karl1980? If not, I can try to swing by the store and grab one and try it out.
     
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    thx for looping in @looney2ns . Im using 2x EVO microSDXC UHS-I card 128gb (yellow colour)
     
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    Thank you, that's what I'm looking for!
     
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    It works .. look for the fix by @fenderman

    I'll try to paste it in here later today if I remember
     
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    Yes, I do have, I'll give it a whirl.
     
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    Most any 4k cam will require lots of light at night.
     
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    No problems at all reviewing video or stills from SD card.
    The card I used was a Samsung Evo 64gb.
    Here is the firmware currently on this cam.
    I used the plugin from the cam in Chrome with IE tab.
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    Are you continuously recording or just alerts? And PIR enabled?
     
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    mine's firmware: 2.800.0000002.0.R Build: 2019-01-11.
    You must have sent your positive vibes @looney2ns because now it works (i did reboot them earlier today). But the playback is very slowmotion using the plugin from the cam. Is this because it's via PC (not using any NVR)?

    Any IR illuminator that goes with this model? Maybe via a splitter with the other cable?
     
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    Interesting - I have later firmware which I am wondering is causing these playback issues.

    Screen Shot 2019-07-02 at 08.31.58.png
     
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    I tried it all. All works.
    It very well could be a firmware issue.
    Have you reset the cam to factory defaults and tried it again?
    Cleared your browser cache and all of that?
     
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    i just figured out both of my cams are not recording any video, but taking several snapshots and that's creating this slowmotion 'look a like' playback. On the smartpss playback i can't find any records, but over 2000 images (jpeg) What did i do wrong this time. :)
     
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    Here is an audio example. This was recorded on my cell, so it does sound better in person, than it does here.
    It's not audiophile quality by any means, you can't expect it to be with such a small speaker.
    But it easily gets the job done.
     
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    Works fine for me, with latest version of SmartPSS 2.002.00007
     
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    @karl1980
    Smart PSS can be buggy at times, are you able to accomplish the actions your attempting in the cams own interface?
    I wouldn't depend on SmartPSS to do the cam setup correctly.

    Make sure that you have your record and snapshot schedules setup correctly, and set for auto, not continuous. If you get lost, set the cam back to defaults and start over.
     
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    Andy, would you check to see if there is new firmware available for the 1831C-PIR?
     
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