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IP Camera Recording (For Dummies)


 
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jd.felstead
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:09 pm    Post subject: IP Camera Recording (For Dummies) Reply with quote

Hello all,

Could someone please explain:

-How do IP cameras wirelessly record onto recording devices such as H.264/NVRs

-Can all IP cameras record on a H.264/NVR?

Any feed back would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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buellwinkle
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cameras are attached to your network via TPC/IP, hence the name IP camera. On the NVR or PC running NVR software, you have to add each camera into the system, the brand, model, ip address, port number, name and such. The video from each camera is continually streamed to the NVR and you configure things like what to records, when to record, how long to keep recordings for.

So, no, the WiFi cameras do not connect directly to the NVR if that is what you are asking. The WiFi cameras typically get an IP address assigned when they connect to a WiFi router. Theoreticaly, you can have what is called an adhoc mode (or peer to peer) network where this is possible, but many cameras do not support adhoc, they have to connect to a router first, same is true for most NVR products.

Since the recording is done by the NVR or NVR software, the recording is usually done in a propriatory format that may or may not use H.264 to record.

The camera may have h.264 capabilities, but that may not mean anything to the NVR unless it supports h.264 codec that that camera uses. So they may advertise h.264, and your camera may support h.264, but they may not support it for that exact camera.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your kind reply, this does make a lot of sense Smile
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