H,View HV-400G2 POE outdoor camera

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MrMagoo
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H,View HV-400G2 POE outdoor camera

Post by MrMagoo » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:42 pm

I have two HV-400G2 cameras working on my first ever install of Zoneminder 1.32
Well its my second install but only because I overestimated the ability of a quad core Intel Atom for the first run.

I used a retired Webserver with 16Gb and two quad core opterons to host Ubuntu 18.04.01-LTS and scratched my head for a couple of days but can confirm this H.View camera works for me.

The cameras are on an isolated network with no direct internet access.
I was not able to set a static IP address on this camera using the web interface but could switch them to DHCP and have followed this route instead as they have a dedicated wired network.

The settings I used for the Zone minder web interface to configure this camera are as follows (under add monitor)
Any values not listed are as default, this may not be optimum but I was aiming for working first

AddMonitor:General
Name : GardenShed1
Source Type: Ffmpeg
Function: Monitor

Addmonitor:Source
Source path: rtsp://admin:DiLlIgAFf@10.4.4.200:554/live/sub
Method: TCP
Capture Width: 704
Capture Height: 576

I was not able to make IP address changes take effect but setting the camera to DHCP mode put them on the right IP network.

To check the camera units were working I used ffmpeg from the Ubuntu command line to sample 10 seconds of video and audio.

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ffmpeg -i rtsp://admin:DiLlIgAFf@10.4.4.200:554/live/sub -t 10 camera1.mp4
This also confirmed the resolution for the sub feed in its output
Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (Main), yuvj420p(pc, progressive), 704x576, 12 tbr, 90k tbn, 180k tbc


A sample from the main feed confirmed the resolution in the same way

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ffmpeg -i rtsp://admin:DiLlIgAFf@10.4.4.200:554/live/main -t 10 camera1.mp4
Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (Main), yuvj420p(pc, progressive), 2688x1520, 12 tbr, 90k tbn, 180k tbc

MrMagoo
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Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:02 pm

Re: H,View HV-400G2 POE outdoor camera

Post by MrMagoo » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:30 pm

Just as an update I tried to load a firmware update to these cameras and could not get this to complete even using the suggested Windows/IE platform to connect to the camera.

Just for added entertainment the website is offline with an SSL certificate problem so I could not contact the vendor for support.

I think there may be four cameras on Ebay shortly.

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