Hawell dvr cards

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ludri
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Hawell dvr cards

Post by ludri » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:57 pm

Hi,
I am looking for 4 port dvr card that can do atleast 15fps per camera.
Are those dvr cards any good under linux/zoneminder:

HW-404M7
http://www.cctvhw.com/english/viewproducts.php?id=59

HW-404TI
http://www.cctvhw.com/english/viewproducts.php?id=19


I can also buy this usb thing:
http://www.velleman.be/nl/en/product/view/?id=369712


Or should I look for something else?

Thanks

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Post by Lee Sharp » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:34 pm

I have never seen those. So I guess you are gambling. If you have the money to risk, go for it. But I would say chances are against you. The second one I would say is extremely unlikely to work.

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Post by ludri » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:27 pm

I really don't like to risk with my money :)

But I have found another one that I might get:
http://www.minitv.ru/index.php?productID=124

It is 16 port and *should* have 4 x Conexant Fusion 878A chips (I have sent mail to confirm this)


What to think about this?

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Post by cordel » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:44 pm

ludri wrote:I really don't like to risk with my money :)

But I have found another one that I might get:
http://www.minitv.ru/index.php?productID=124

It is 16 port and *should* have 4 x Conexant Fusion 878A chips (I have sent mail to confirm this)
It's a Orig Kodicom card. I would not suggest this unless you are very comfortable with BTTV troubleshooting. This card does not behave like other cards which confuse most. It's a picky card to get working.Just search the forum and the wiki for the model number and you will see.

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Post by openman » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:58 am

I bought a Hawell card LX-808 with 8 input and 1 output AV from ebay (securitystar member). It was given with a closed "Hawell kernel 2.6" distro that I dislike from the beginning.

I confirm that it works with Ubuntu 8.04 using kernel module saa7134 with the option "card=100,100,100,100,100,100,100,100" and zoneMinder
It gives /dev/video0 to /dev/video7 for zoneMinder

Just create a file name saa7134 in /etc/modprobe.d with the following contents:
options saa7134 card=100,100,100,100,100,100,100,100

Also, the zoneminder from apt-get does not set the setuid to zmfix and you have to do the following:
chmod u=+s /usr/bin/zmfix

After that the correct permissions to /dev/videoX are set when starting zoneminder

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Post by marcelh » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:03 am

@openman:

is your card working properly with zoneminder? i've got a strange error by communication between zoneminder and the card (follow on this thread: http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewto ... 6113#56113 )

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Post by openman » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:12 pm

It works without any problem.
Try to give the commands as I wrote in the above post.
I am not sure it works declaring card with other number.
I have managed to see the bundled distro with the card by booting with an other linux cd and making chroot to the hard disk root partition and doing a change root password. The result was that they use a propretary driver as far as I remember, but i do not know if something since that.

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