May 4, 2013
I'm interested in getting an 8 channel system for the facility where I work. You guys are great with videos and I'm hopeful you'll do one on the local interface of these units, as well as both the bullet and dome actual camera footage in day and night to see how these cameras look, as well as how they can be adjusted via the ptz interface. It would be especially helpful to see how the cameras behave in total darkness with a person coming into frame. The specs say these have smart IR in them- I would like to see how it looks in true total darkness with no other ambient light source. Having these videos will help get the nod from my superiors for me to purchase and install a full CVI system in our warehouse.
- Please confirm the lenses on both the dome and bullets cameras are 3.6mm. The PDF docs on them contradict this spec within the same document.
- Do you or can you provide on request a 2.8 lens in some cameras? What would the approx wait time to receive a different lens size?
** Does this system provide main and substream, substream being used for remote viewing?
- I'm assuming the system can be remotely viewed in your typical android apps and PSS?
- Is the system capable of DDNS via no-ip, as with all your other units, with typical port forwarding routine?
- Would your 8 channel power box work well to power these cameras, providing enough power for 60' max runs and under?
- Because these are CVI cameras, does that negate any ground looping interference that sometimes happens with analog systems when using power boxes? If not, I would consider using separate power adapters for each camera.
- I assume 12v 1.5 adapters would be sufficient if powering cameras with separate supplies at typical 60- 100' runs?
As I mentioned, a video on the local interface would be very helpful. I look forward to it. Thank you! I'm hoping CVI will be a great fit fir this upcoming install!
May 4, 2013
Also just to confirm, the cameras OSD can be accessed via the dvr ptz software controller through the coax correct? No extra 485 line needed for that? Those two bare wires on the camera aren't for 485 control too? Thanks.
May 4, 2013
Both cameras have a 3.6mm Lens.
Unfortunately we cannot provide this camera with a 2.8mm lens. We can special order the camera for you when we make our stock order from the factory but the minimum quantity would be 100 units. That is the minimum we can order from the factory and we do not have many requests for this lens because of the distortion. The lead time would be around 45 days from the day we order.
Yes, all our DVRs and NVRs can be used with our video management software and our apps. This includes our HD-CVI DVRs.
The DDNS is exactly the same as all our other units. As a matter of fact the operation will be exactly the same for all features. We also offer a free DDNS service on request.
Our 8 channel power box will work fine. As for the distance, just like with any camera, that will depend on the gauge and quality of the cables used taking into consideration voltage drop, but 60 feet should be fine even with 24 Gauge cables.
While ground loop is typically not going to be an issue with an HD signal, there can be other issues like cross talk. Also, lower quality cable especially over longer distances can reduce the quality of the video just like with analog cameras. When we tested it with 1000 feet of CAT5 vs 500 of RG59, there was a degradation of quality on the 1000 ft run of CAT5. It wasn't terrible, but noticeable.
Yes, 12V 1.5amp adapters should have no problem for individual cameras.
I believe a video was produced today showing the local DVR interface. Please check here:
May 4, 2013
Yes, I just watched the video- awesome and thank you! Also thanks for answering my questions as well.
Now I'm considering an 8 channel cvi unit for home too. My problem with that is I have an 8 channel ultimate mini running an analog ptz that I love and I use a siren in the alarm output as well. Am I correct to assume a typical analog ptz will not work on a cvi dvr? And since the civ unit doesn't have alarm in/out either, this presents a problem for me to make a switch to cvi at home. I could have both the ultimate mini and the cvi unit in line to cover it all though. I'll have to think about that. But for our new warehouse install, the cvi system looks like a prefect way to get higher resolution and save quite a bit of money. 720p is actually a good step up in resolution quality from analog and if it's anything like an IP camera, even D1 looks better than analog D1 because it's a progressive lens. Hope to order a whole 8 channel system soon!
One two more questions-
- Will you stock CVI PTZ's any time soon?
- In the video you touched on the OSD menu for the cameras but didn't really show what is adjustable within each sub menu. It would be great to know what sub menu adjustments these cameras support.
Thanks a bunch. You have been very helpful.
You are correct, an analog PTZ will not work with a CVI DVR and we do not yet offer a CVI PTZ. I see no reason for you to replace the Ultimate Mini DVR. But, you can add a CVI DVR to it. Remember, you can connect to multiple DVRs as if they were one when using our PSS or any of our apps. Cameras from multiple recorders can be grouped any way you want. So keep what you have and then if you chose to expand you can use a CVI unit.
There will be CVI PTZs in the future but it may be a couple of months before we get them. I will ask Jesus to cover the OSD in more depth in a future video, but it works very similar to many of our other cameras.
March 26, 2014
An HD-CVI Recorder will only allow HD-CVI cameras this is the same with HD-SDI Recorder and HD-SDI Cameras.
April 1, 2014
Hi I am planning to sell HD-CVI from you exclusively in my market and have just setup a demo system partially but have several questions on some aspects of the configuration and options.
Where can I find a reference manual for the HD-CVI DVR's?
The YouTube videos are good but do you provide a training course on the HD-CVI technology?
On the DVR's page you can find it in the Downloads tab.
I have added the direct links for your convenience
If you have any further questions or concerns do not hesitate to give us a call.
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