Are you recording at 4096x2160 on the 4K cameras, or did you decrease the resolution?
If you need it right away, the 9632 is Hik's smallest NVR that currently supports 4K recording. If you wait a month or two, the DS-7608NI-I2/8P should be out and much more cost-effective. It has the added bonus of PoE on-board, which is nice depending on your setup.
Best of luck!
One thing I'm still not clear about is how to do the initial NVR setup.
- Will I have to get a VGA (or HDMI input) monitor and attach it to the DS-9632Ni-I8 for initial setup?
- Or can I do initial set up via a web interface after I hook up my network cable and turn the DS-9632Ni-I8 power on? I'm hoping the NVR will acquires a DHCP network address and I can then use a browser interface to configure the NVR.
Great. Got an open HDMI port on my dektop monitor and lots of USB mice so I should be all set for one time initial setup of the NVR.
IPVMU Certified | 06/01/16 03:04pm
Jumping on this a little late, but I did notice one limitation on playback when connecting to several different models of Hikvision NVRs (including the 9632 series) via the browser as you desire. The fast forward/reverse playback speed is limited to 4X which makes scanning through recordings quite tedious.
Viewing directly from the NVR you have access to up to 128X and even "Max Speed" speed-ups. I had to set up a monitor and mouse for this purpose for one of my clients. They had to scroll through some very high traffic footage (so motion detection was triggering all the time) and 4X did not cut it, took way too long.
Not sure what the limitation is with iVMS-4200 or if this can be increased via firmware upgrades, but I would guess the limitation is more browser plugin related.
Maybe someone with more experience can correct me if I'm wrong.
Something to keep in mind, other than that they have been working great.
The NVR I ended up purchasing was:
Hikvision DS-9632NI-I8-8TB 32Ch 4K Network Video Recorder, 8TB
I also purchased a new monitor for my desktop PC W10 workstation:
NEC 32"LCD MNTR 3840x2160 4K LED WIDESCRN
B&H# NEPA322UHDB2 : Mfr# PA322UHDBK2
The Win10 PC Workstation is connected to the NEC with a DisplayPort cable and operates at 3840x2160 @60Hz. The NVR is connected to an HDMI port on the NEC and the NVR outputs at 3840x2160 @30Hz (amazingly impressive on a 32" monitor).
When the PC desktop is off or the PC put the screen into sleep mode, I set up the NEC to auto switch to the NVR. Moving the mouse or touching the keyboard wakes the PC and the W10 display resumes.
The latest windows version of iVMS-4200 is V220.127.116.11:
It can be installed as a lite version or full version. I use the lite version since the NVR is storing my data.
I find I can play back video on iVMS-4200 at x16 which is the highest playback speed available in the software.
If I use the NVR for playback (I have a Logitech wireless USB mouse that is attached to the NVR) I can playback at one speed higher than x64 which is called xMax on the NVR(its faster than x64 but is it x128 or higher-it is very very quick). Quite impressive.
I now shut down the computer at night, turn off the display, and let the NVR do the work.
Solution worked quite well and I have sure learned a lot about how to use Hikvision cameras with the Hikvision NVR.
IPVMU Certified | 06/01/16 04:38pm
Thanks for sharing the details Jim! Good to see you can get a little higher playback with iVMS-4200.