Please consider registering


— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Display Order Of IP Camera's On 8 Channel NVR
sp_NewPost Add Reply sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Forum Posts: 46
Member Since:
January 22, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
July 3, 2016 - 8:06 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

We recently set up a building and used all 8 camera’s. We plugged them in as we added them, but in this case we want to use the NVR and 4 of the 8 camera’s as a monitor in an office.

In the “View” setting for the local monitor, we wish to set it on “View 4″… either 1-4 or 4-8 would be OK… but neither choice gives us the 4 camera’s we want to view (though 1-4 gives us 3 of the 4).

I read in one review where the reviewer said it didn’t seem possible to re-arrange the order of the camera’s once the NVR learned them for the first time… i.e. changing ports, deleting them  and re-installing them had no effect. The NVR seemed to remember them the way they were originally installed.

How can I move them around so that I can monitor the 4 camera’s I want to watch?

Please advise!



Forum Posts: 46
Member Since:
January 22, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
July 3, 2016 - 8:08 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

mbkerk said
“View 4″… either 1-4 or 4-8 would be OK… 


Of course I meant 1-4 or 5-8 ! Typo!

Forum Posts: 59
Member Since:
May 15, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
July 6, 2016 - 5:14 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

mbkerk – The 4K units are pretty particular when it comes to rearranging the cameras. Once they are installed – the order is permanent.

The only way to get them into the order you want –
1. Tag the camera leads where they plug in to the NVR – Pull a lead and see which camera goes offline – tag that lead with the camera name or number where you want it to be in the order. Do this until all cameras are disconnected. (Now you will know which camera lead is for which camera)
2. Now go to the NVR Main Menu>System on bottom row. Find ‘Default’ on the left side menu. Click the ‘Factory Default’ button.
(This will set the NVR back to factory state – any settings you have made will be lost)
3. Reset the NVR back to the settings you had before = Network / POE Switch / Users / etc.
4. Plug in the camera you want in position 1 and wait for it to come online (or manually install if Onvif camera)
Once that camera is installed – find camera 2 and install it.
Keep going until all cams are reinstalled in the correct order – this will lock them into that order permanently.
Just remember to have the 4 cams you want to view together installed as 1~4 or 5~8 so you can group them on the monitor.

It can take a while, but when you are done, you won’t have to mess with it again.
Let us know if that helps, and Thank You for doing business with Security Camera King!


Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 132

Currently Online:
40 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Dan Maresca: 460

Techpro Security: 404

shockwave199: 179

tubac: 166

Gilberto: 150

Jer7of9: 150

MrDeepFreeze: 136

javajeff: 132

Night Hawk: 100

West Coast Jones: 66

Newest Members:

write movie reviews online










Forum Stats:

Groups: 5

Forums: 28

Topics: 1312

Posts: 5577


Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 8198

Moderators: 13

Admins: 4

Administrators: Damon Delcoro, Brad Besner, Jose Malave, Gabe Garcia

Moderators: Ryan, Zeke Richey, Jorge Nava, Heath Phillips, Brian Lee, Eric Wilson, Michael, Tonya Haley, LittleBrad, Ted, Matthew Ernst, Ariel Millard, Ben Degraw