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How to set the System Time and DST on Uniview

Setting the System Time and DST on Uniview

Uniview System Time and DST settings.

 

Manually Setting or Synchronizing the System Time

1. Click Setup > Common > Time, and then click the Time tab.

2. Select a synchronization mode.

3. Set the correct time zone and system time. You may also click Sync with Computer Time to synchronize the time settings of your camera with that of your PC.

4. Click Save.

 

Synchronizing with the NTP Server

1. Click Setup > Common > Time, and then click the Time tab.

2. Set Sync Mode to Sync with NTP Server, and then set the IP address and port of the NTP server and update interval.

3. Click Save. The camera will periodically synchronize time with the NTP server.

 

Setting the DST

1. Click Setup > Common > Time, and then click the DST tab.

2. Select On for DST, set the start time, end time, and DST bias.

3. Click Save.

 

If you need further assistance, or have any questions about the process, feel free to give us a call!

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Backing Up Recordings and Images with Uniview NVR

How Do You Backup Recordings & Images with a Uniview NVR?

Backup Recordings with Uniview NVR

Note: This function, management page may vary with models. Please see actual Web interface for details.

 

Recording Backup

Backup, also known as recording backup, is the process of querying video stored on a hard disk of the NVR and then saving to a USB storage device or a DVD-R disc as a file. In this article, we will cover How to Backup Recordings with Uniview NVR.

 

Recording backup has the following conditions:

  • Back up using a USB storage device: format the partition in FAT32 or NTFS format; connect the storage device correctly to the NVR.
  • Back up using a disc: use a GP65NB60 DVD burner. Make sure the DVD-R disc is empty, and the burner is correctly connected to the NVR. Permission is required.

The recording to back up is stored on a hard disk of the NVR.

Note: The default file format is .mp4 when you back up recordings to a USB storage device.

Note: When backing up using a disc, recordings are saved as .TS files only.

 

Normal Backup

1. Click Backup > Recording. All cameras are selected by default.

2. Set search conditions and then click Search. Search results are displayed.

Note: You can lock/unlock and play recording files in this window.

3. Select the desired recording(s) and then click Backup.

4. Select a partition.

 

Back up to USB storage device

Set the destination in the USB storage device and then click Backup. The recording(s) will be saved to the specified directory.

Note: You may want to create a new folder for the recording(s) by clicking New Folder.

Note: If the connected storage device has a capacity that is greater than 2T, clicking Format will format the device to NTFS file system; if the capacity is 2T or less, the device will be formatted to

FAT32 or NTFS. Only certain devices can format a storage device that has a greater capacity than 2T.

Note: A progress bar (e.g., Exporting X/Y) is displayed to indicate the progress, where X indicates the current number being backed up, and Y indicates the total number of recordings. To cancel

the operation, click Cancel.

Note: A backup file is named in this format: camera name-recording start time file extension. For example, Ch9-20150630183546.mp4.

 

 

Back up to a DVD-R disc

Set the destination and then click Backup. The recording(s) will be saved to the specified directory.

Note: Before you start burning, check that the video to back up was not compressed using U-Code.

Note: Clicking Cancel before burning is finished will cause the disc unusable.

Note: When burning is finished, wait for the drive to eject itself. Do not eject the drive manually.

Note: The NVR does not support playback of recordings saved on a disc.

 

 

Video Clip Backup

A recording can be clipped and saved to a USB storage device.

1. Open the playback window.

  1. After playback starts, click on the playback toolbar to clip videos.
  2. Click   and then click 

4. Select the desired video clip(s) and then click Backup.

5. Select a destination in the USB storage device and then click Backup. The selected video clips are saved to the specified directory.

 

 

Image Backup

The default format of image backup is JPG.

1. Click Backup > Image.

2. Set search conditions and then click Search. Search results are displayed.

Note: The image resolution depends on the resolution from the output interface and the number

of windows displayed when the snapshot is taken.

3. Select the desired file(s) and then click Backup.

4. Select a destination in the USB storage device and then click Backup. The selected files are

saved to the specified directory.

 

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How to set Snapshot on Uniview IP Cameras and NVRs

Setting up Snapshot on Uniview IP Cameras and NVRs

:: set Snapshot on Uniview

Note: This function or management page may vary with models. Please see actual Web interface for details.
Note: Only some certain models support third stream.

To set snapshot on Uniview IP Cameras, please follow the instructions below. If you need additional information please contact us at 904-996-0061 or [email protected]

General Setting

1. Click Setup > Video & Audio > Snapshot.

UNV Snapshot

2. Select On, and then set resolution, most large and schedule as needed. Some parameters are described below.

Snap Shot Interval: Interval between two snapshots. For example, with Snapshot Interval set to 1 and Number of Snapshot set to 2, the camera will take 2 snapshots (take one first and then take another after 1 second).

Number to Snapshot: Currently 1, 2 and 3 Snapshots are allowed

Snapshot Mode:

-Schedule: You need to set a snapshot time, e.g., 19:12:00, which means the camera takes a snapshot at 19:12:00.
-Repeat: Allows you to set an interval (unit: sec). For example, according to the settings shown in the figure above, 60 seconds must elapse before the camera takes another two snapshots.
-Event: Snapshot is triggered by an event such as an alarm input and a motion detection alarm. Settings effective to event-triggered snapshot also apply to manual snapshot.

3. Click Save.

 

 

Advanced Settings – Set clarity of snapshot

Note: Please turn off the Face Detection before setting the photo parameter.

1. Click Setup > Intelligent > Advanced Settings. Click Photo parameters tab.

2. Set the thumbnail image clarity.
3. Click Save.

 

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The advantage of using an NVR with Dual NICs

NVR with Dual NICs

What’s a ‘Dual NIC’?

We have been asked about using an NVR with Dual NICs (Network Interface Cards) and why some NVRs have them. To understand the advantages of a NVR with a Dual NIC, we should first understand exactly what ‘Dual NIC’ means. Essentially, a Dual NIC means that an NVR has (2) Network Interfaces or Ethernet Ports. Most NVR recorders only have one ethernet port for connection to your network. So you may ask, “How do you use Dual Ethernet Ports on an NVR?”

Well, we will get into the advantages, but we want to mention that just because your NVR has a Dual NIC does not mean that you have to use both ports. You can use the NVR just as you would an NVR with one port, by plugging into Port #1. In addition, remember that if you do decide to use both ports (to accomplish one of the advantages below) both NIC ports can NOT be on the same gateway/subnet. This will result in neither port being able to work.

Dual NIC NVR

What are the advantages of using a Dual NIC on my NVR?

There are 3 main advantages to using the Dual NIC feature on your NVR. Essentially, they are:

  1. Multi Address
  2. Fault Tolerance
  3. Load Balance

We will explain the benefits below in order to bring some insight as to whether a Dual NIC NVR can be useful in your next application.

Multi Address

First, lets talk about the Multi Address and what that means. Multi Address allows for the implementation of two different gateways, or IPs on your NVR. This would allow your NVR to be on your main network, or port #1, while your IP Cameras are on a separate network, or port#2, using a switch or PoE switch. Let’s say that your IP Camera System consists of 30-40 cameras or more. Using the Multi Address would be especially beneficial since it would allow your cameras to be on a separate network so you don’t have 40 cameras bogging down your main network. Keep in mind, the cameras will be on a separate subnet or gateway, but can be accessed manually over the main network. The two networks must be configured using different gateways in order to work properly and avoid conflicts.

 

Fault Tolerance (Net Fault Tolerance)

A second advantage or benefit of using an NVR with Dual NICs is called Fault Tolerance. Fault Tolerance allows for your NVR’s NICs to be configured in a redundant state. In other words, your NVR can be connected to two different switches on your network, so if one fails, the NVR will automatically pop over to the secondary switch and remain operational. This creates a safeguard or redundancy for your data. Fault Tolerance can be a great benefit for applications that require more redundancy, or when the NVR must remain on the network at all times. In applications that require constant remote monitoring, this feature can offer a great benefit to your client.

Dual NIC NVR

Load Balance

That brings us to the third main advantage of using an NVR with Dual NICs, which is Load Balance. You can probably ascertain from the terminology, where we are going with this one. Again, this feature is especially beneficial in large applications with 50 or more IP Cameras. Load Balance allows for both NIC ports to ‘share’ the load of video data on your system. The result is that ‘lagging’ or ‘skipping’ on video from the cameras is greatly reduced. Large Security Camera installations can use a lot of bandwidth and Load Balance can help deal with the challenge. The are a few different options when using a Dual NIC for Load Balance with your IP System. Your specific application will determine the configuration that best meets your requirements.

Uniview NVR NIC

For information on HOW TO set up a Dual NIC on your NVR, please see our article HERE. This article will go past the benefits, and into the How To’s of setting up the Dual NIC functions. Of course, you are welcome to contact us for more information.

 

 

NVR with Dual NIC

Several of our Uniview NVR’s have Dual NIC ports. If you are not yet familiar with the advanced features of Uniview NVRs and IP Solutions, you owe it to yourself to give us a call. Our Dealers have installed many UNV IP Systems in a variety of business applications across the US, and one thing is evident. They love Uniview!

I have attached a Uniview NVR User manual below for additional information on setting up the Dual NIC. You can also view our selection of Uniview NVRs below.

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Universal Block Storage (UBS) incorporated in Uniview NVR’s

UBS Technology from Uniview (Universal Block Storage)

Uniview has been a leader in surveillance technology since IP Cameras were first introduced. Since then, the company has continued to dedicate large resources to developing new technology to serve the surveillance industry. One of UNV’s many innovations is their UBS Technology that is incorporated in their NVR Recorders. UBS, or Universal Block Storage was developed by Uniview to help solve some of the issues presented by modern video data recording requirements, as well as dealing with efficiency.

Uniview UBS

 

What is UBS?

A critical job/feature for video surveillance systems is to ensure the video data recordings keep all necessary information. The current trend in Video Surveillance is to increase the date range for recording and to have enhanced volume. Unfortunately, this can threaten the efficiency and reliability of the data.

To solve this problem, Uniview has developed an innovative technology—Universal Block Storage (UBS) which ensures the safety of data while enhancing efficiency.

Unlike traditional file recording methods (packing video data into common file systems like FAT or NTFS and then writing it to hard disk) the Uniview UBS solution directly divides and maps the video data into a hard disk data block, which forms the minimum data unit onto a hard disk.

Benefits of Universal Block Storage:

Higher I/O Efficiency:
By using UBS technology, a higher writing efficiency can be realized. This is because of the reduction of file packing and the rewriting process, plus the ability to directly write to a hard disk. All this reduces the virtualization as well as the data processing layer.

Secured Data:
In common file systems, data is not secure because the video is packed with a common file format. To remedy this, UBS technology has adopted a private algorithm to do all of the data mapping, thus assuring there is no way to directly view video data from the hard disk.

Data Anti-theft and Accurate Playback Retrieval:
Due to the minimum size of data block and higher I/O efficiency, UBS is able to retrieve recording data which contains less than 1 second of video. The playback retrieval can narrow down to a time scale of less than 1 second. This provides accuracy in finding the exact playback data required.

In a common file recording system, if there is a sudden power outage when the recording is not packed into one complete file, the data will be totally lost from the Flash (which may contain a few seconds of video). Using UBS technology, a sudden power outage will not affect the recording. This is because all the video data has already been mapped and written onto hard disk.


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All of our Uniview NVR’s use UBS Technology. If you are looking for a professional featured NVR that is user friendly and packed with features then you should try Uniview on your next application. Also, you can check out our Uniview NVR Line Up Here: Uniview NVR

 

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