Hikvision 4K Camera Tested

By Ethan Ace, Published Sep 09, 2016, 07:57am EDT (Research)

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Comments (7)

Ethan did you test this camera with any other VMS platforms besides Exacq?

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Ethan, great report. Did you have the same ghosting issues when directly connected to the camera via the web? Any chance you want to put this on your copy of NX/DW?

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No, it never occurred in the web interface. I can try NX in the course of some other testing this week. I'll report back.

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Ethan-

Thank you for the report, We have installed well over 100 of these with no issues at all. Customer loves the clarity too.

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Been testing the dome and bullet versions for awhile and have not had good luck with 3rd party VMS support.

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Wondering if you had enabled the Smart IR? It is off by default. We have been testing/installing the bullet version of the Smart 4K from Hikvision. Surprisingly good images in low light color mode. I am going to compare the 4MP vs 4K this week to compare night images.

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Yes, smart IR was enabled.

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