Review-Dahua Starlight IPC-HDW5231R-ZE 800 meter capable ePOE

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  1. Aajjoo

    Aajjoo Getting the hang of it

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    I’ve noticed this as well, it’s sometimes a little tricky get it there. Wiggle it back and forth and it’ll click right in.
    All you need is patience



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  2. looney2ns

    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Make sure the cable from the cam isn't interfering with the cam not seating all the way down, thus holding the collar up.
     
  3. holland53

    holland53 n3wb

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    Well - I think the key was to post here and then try it again, as for some reason when I came back down to the workbench, I must have worked it on juuust right. She's all set now, and ready for a quick test for orientation :headbang:
     
  4. EMPIRETECANDY

    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    Chinese new year holiday start soon, we will ship some stock to USA Amazon, US guys can buy from there. Holiday starts Jan.29th-Feb.12th. :)
     
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  5. NetHunter

    NetHunter n3wb

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    Maybe you can in the holiday spirit get dahua to fix focus issue or have in firmware embedded function to disable AutoFocus :) Enjoy your Holiday
     
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  6. EMPIRETECANDY

    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    Aha, the focus issue is a very small part. Hope new firmware can come out soon. Will work till 31st.Jan for me, but will leave office on 26th. My guys still can do shipping before 29th.Jan.
     
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    Iemand91 Getting the hang of it

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    So there's more in the new firmware? :D

    Hopefully Dahua will fix the constant switching between day and night mode during sunrise and sunset...
     
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    purpleshoes n3wb

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    has anyone tried to spray paint or alter the color of this camera?
    i need to darken the color to black
     
  9. looney2ns

    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Yes, several have. Search in upper right corner.
     
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    purpleshoes n3wb

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    it is ridiculous (awesome) how this camera uses light. I looked out my window and its pitch dark outside. My naked eye can't see my car in the parking lot. There is a tiny hint of a shiny object which turns out to be light from a distance reflecting off my headlight. If you didn't know my car was on the lot you couldnt tell what the light was reflecting off. Then I turn the camera on and VOILA!!! I can see the grass, foot path, mailbox, and all cars in the parking lot, the townhouses across from me, the windows, drapes, lights in the residences. I also see tiny creatures (cats) walking in the parking lot every once in a while. When people walk, they leave a shadow. how that happens leaves me gasping for answers. Without looking at the camera i can't tell if a person is walking to or from their vehicle. I tried looking...i can't see anything moving out there. The lighting conditions here are terrible, the light pole goes off around 9pm lately, and stays off. There is some residual light from afar which i guess the camera is using to illuminate the scene, i got no idea.

    Im extremely impressed with the low light capabilities. Because its SOOOO dark the stream is grainy, but i couldn't be happier with my purchase. There is also some motion blur (ghost-like) however i can't believe the camera can see in the dark as well as it does. still can't believe it.

    im still tweaking the settings during my free time, thanks looney for the recommendation on this camera. as you can tell im still blown away.
     
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    purpleshoes n3wb

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    i dont want to start a new thread..... but looking for a smaller version of this for outdoor use.
    im ready to buy my second outdoor camera but i need a smaller footprint.

    thanksss
     
  12. Iemand91

    Iemand91 Getting the hang of it

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    I found something interesting today.
    I was reviewing the footage from last night (we have problems with stone martens).
    Around 01:00 in the night; a recording of a cat; all looks normal.
    Next recording is just after 03:00 of a stone marten; however the footage is much darker than usual; I haven't seen that before; the IR is more spot-like in this recording.
    Next recording is around 6 when they deliver the newspaper; again dark image.

    I wonder what happens tonight; if the image is different/darker again.
    I checked the recent logs of the camera and it showed this:

    Code:
    12-02-2019 02:35:50 System Hot Swap
    12-02-2019 02:32:59 System Save Configuration
    12-02-2019 02:32:54 System Save Configuration
    12-02-2019 02:32:52 System Start up
    12-02-2019 02:32:52 System Auto Maintain
    12-02-2019 02:32:08 System Reboot
    
    So after that recording of the cat (with normale image) it did a reboot (and whatever that is that the camera did after the reboot) and since then the night footage looks different.

    Also; I know we had someone on our driveway (parking car, getting in and out of house and drive way) and it's not recorded. Next recording happened about 30 minutes later so it just completely missed it...
     
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    myipcam Getting the hang of it

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    Check to see if camera settings have changed. Any changes in lighting? Bulbs burned out?
    If someone was in and out of your house, is it a family member? Do you have an alarm system?

    Start with possible lighting changes in the location and, look at camera settings. Possible IR lights/camera failure? Possible but unlikely...
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    What time is the camera set to auto reboot? I'd turn that off. Is your cam isolated from the internet?
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    IPC-HDBW4231F-AS | Dahua Technology
    IPC-HDW4231EM-ASE
     
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    Iemand91 Getting the hang of it

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    I think WDR was turned off and I believe I had that one (although at the lowest setting).
    I turned it on and now the image looks about the same again.
    Stupid me, it's scheduled to reboot at that time.:facepalm:

    So, the night image is repared, just weird the camera some how changed it during reboot; it never happened before.

    Now figure out why the camera didn't film the car/people this morning. I can't think of an occurrence when the camera didn't record before; however there have been cases where the recording starts a bit to late
    (for example; the same people/car were already getting out of the care when the recording started, instead of the care just pulling in).

    While recording on SD worked fine for me for the last several years; I'm more and more inclined to get the NVR41**-4KS2 with a Purple drive, just so I can record 24/7.
     
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    myipcam Getting the hang of it

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    Perhaps a properly tuned setup will record every event but I prefer continuous recording with alerts on top of it. I noticed (using BI), that my car is already in driveway befor alert marker is placed even though the ROI is much larger and includes the road before the driveway. I am still playing with BI settings, and reducing "make" time does help... also there is that pre trigger buffer record... etc. option which I haven't played with.

    OTH, it is not so important anyway because after the alert trigger, I can always go back a few minutes since it is a continuous recording!

    Like I said, others may differ in opinion on this and I shared mine; but you find what's comfortable for you. :)
     
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    awsum140 Known around here

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    Set the pre-trigger buffer to a few seconds and you'll catch everything as it enters your driveway without having to set detection zones in the street.
     
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    myipcam Getting the hang of it

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    That's what I was thinking too. Haven't had a break to explore all the options in BI yet - recently bought full version from ipcamtalk store after demo..

    I need to play with it and go back to cliff notes etc., to tune it etc..
     
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    This occurs if you have very short pretrigger times AND also fail to match the iframe interval to the fps in the camera settings. When using direct to disk, blue iris begins recording only on a new iframe interval