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  1. bob bear

    Hikvision cameras - scheduled day/night image settings remain when in "auto"?

    I agree it's a big omission not to have completely separate day and night image settings tables, ('scheduled settings' are no good IMHO). The Hikvision IP bullet cameras are great value for money, (I've got dozens in use - been using them for years - e.g. DS-2CD2055FWD-I). They do however have a...
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    DS-7616NI-I2-16P versions

    Understood, Phil - thanks for the feedback & information. That's exactly what I do at the moment and it works pretty well, (once you've got used to navigating the Hikvision NVR firmware!). I do appreciate your stocking problem.
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    DS-7616NI-I2-16P versions

    Thanks for the info. All my switches are gigabit POE switches to avoid any bottlenecks as far as possible. It was neater to terminate 16 cameras in a more convenient area away from the NVR which is located in a living area and bring a single gigabit network cable, (as short as possible), from...
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    DS-7616NI-I2-16P versions

    Hi, Please excuse me if this has been answered before, I searched for it but couldn't find anything. I'm looking for a 16 channel Hikvision NVR. I notice that the DS-7616NI-I2-16P comes in two versions, one with POE capability (-16P suffix) and 16 POE ports on the rear and one without POE...
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    Playing back Video files from Hikvision NVR

    The blue and green lines are showing the VCA/Motion detection on the displayed image - they can be turned off on the VS Player playback by right clicking in the playback image and selecting 'Image control' - 'VCA Info' and unticking the required option. It's just a function of VSPlayer as I...
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    Hikvision bullet M12 lens focussing

    Well, I took the bull by the horns, cut some 2mm thick by 6mm wide rubber strips for protection and by clamping the two halves of the lens in pipe grips, (remove the lens assembly completely from the aluminium chassis), with the rubber strips as buffers and by using gentle pressure & torque I...
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    Hikvision bullet M12 lens focussing

    Thanks for the reply, Phil. I originally found the info. for the old hot melt glue blob method of lens locking on You Tube but not this latest liquid glue method. I could just apply force and hope the glue shear strength is less than the sensor pcb strength, but it's a bit iffy. I was hoping...
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    Hikvision bullet M12 lens focussing

    I have about a couple of dozen Hikvision fixed-focus bullet cameras in service, mainly DS-2CD2032s and DS-2CD2042s and generally speaking they offer great performance for the money, but occasionally I get one that is not focussed too well and in the past I've opened them up, removed the blob of...
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