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by ConcreteRooster
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Compatibility List
Topic: Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-I
Replies: 3
Views: 3311

Re: Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-I

I'm turning this into a mini-blog of sorts! Anyway, I just realized this camera also supports a secondary low resolution "sub stream". So, in Zoneminder, I set up a second monitor to do a constant record on this substream. Defaults for the substream are 352x240, 30 FPS. After ZM's conversion to JPEG...
by ConcreteRooster
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Script to convert all events to daily videos
Replies: 22
Views: 20237

Re: Script to convert all events to daily videos

Here's a slightly updated version of the script above. Tweaks:
  • --event-dir argument can be passed multiple times
  • --event-dir argument(s) is(are) interpreted as shell glob pattern(s)
  • --help output has been updated to indicate defaults (e.g. 50% scaling)
Enjoy!
by ConcreteRooster
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Script to convert all events to daily videos
Replies: 22
Views: 20237

Re: Script to convert all events to daily videos

Here's yet another variation on the same theme, this time in Python. This script works by taking in a top-level directory to search for JPG files; those files will be concatenated into a video file using ffmpeg. Additionally, if requested, each JPG can be run through the ImageMagick program "convert...
by ConcreteRooster
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Compatibility List
Topic: Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-I
Replies: 3
Views: 3311

Re: Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-I

Update: since the hardware I previously mentioned (X2 3600 / 2GB RAM) clearly couldn't handle two cameras with the settings I'm currently using (1280x720 / 15FPS), I went ahead and upgraded. Now I'm running a quad-core i5-6500 and 8GB RAM. Overkill for this application, but very high value based on ...
by ConcreteRooster
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Compatibility List
Topic: Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-I
Replies: 3
Views: 3311

Re: Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-I

Just to give a little more info on this setup: System is running CentOS 7.3. Running ZM 1.30.0, installed from zmrepo. I re-purposed an old PC that I'd been meaning to give away. AMD Athlon X2 3600+, 2 GB RAM. (This is an oldish CPU, before AMD started integrating video into their CPUs; DDR2 memory....
by ConcreteRooster
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Monitor Config - Source Tab - Remote Method?
Replies: 3
Views: 1429

Re: Monitor Config - Source Tab - Remote Method?

...the user is expected to know something about network protocols. [...] As always, Google is your friend If you could kindly point me to a link or two that discusses these protocols and and how they are used in Zoneminder , I would appreciate it. There is of course no shortage of pages discussing ...
by ConcreteRooster
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Monitor Config - Source Tab - Remote Method?
Replies: 3
Views: 1429

Monitor Config - Source Tab - Remote Method?

I'm using ZM v1.30.0 on CentOS 7.3 installed via zmrepo. So far so good, just wanted a little clarification on something... When adding a monitor, under the "Source" tab, the second field is "Remote Method". (This field is below "Source" and above "Options".) The Remote Method options are RTP/Unicas...
by ConcreteRooster
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Compatibility List
Topic: Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-I
Replies: 3
Views: 3311

Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-I

Hikvision seems to be pretty popular with Zoneminder. Seems like there are lots of people using these cameras with success. I haven't seen my specific model - DS-2CD2132F-I - mentioned in ZM context. However, it seems to more or less work right out of the box. I first referenced the Zoneminder Wiki ...
by ConcreteRooster
Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Suggestions for a 4-port analog capture device, USB or PCIe?
Replies: 0
Views: 659

Suggestions for a 4-port analog capture device, USB or PCIe?

I recently moved into a house which came with four analog cameras (not sure of the make/model). The cameras are currently connected to a Speco DVR4RS. It works, but it seems kinda klunky. Plus, I already have a Linux server and a decent amount of Linux experience. Zoneminder looks like it might be a...