Applies to: DT41Y/DT61Y/DT81Y/DN41R/DN61R/DN81R/DT41GB/DT81GB/DT61GB/DT41DB/DT81DB/DT61EQ/DW41JD/DW81KD/DW61LD/DT81DP
Before you start:
- Make sure that the HDD has already been installed. If not, please install an HDD and initialize it. (Menu>HDD>General)
- Click Advanced to check the storage mode of the HDD. Whether the HDD mode is Quota, please set the maximum record capacity. If the HDD mode is Group, you should set the HDD group.
- Enter the Record settings interface to configure the encoding parameters: Menu>Record>Parameters
- Set the parameters for recording.
- Select the Record tab to configure.
- Select a camera number in the Camera drop-down
- Configure the following parameters for the Main Stream (Continuous) and the Main Stream (Event):
Stream Type: Set the stream type to be Video or Video & Audio.
Resolution: Set recording at resolution.
Bitrate Type: Set the bitrate type to be Variable or Constant.
Video Quality: Set the video quality of the recording, with 6 levels configurable.
The Stream Type, Resolution, Bitrate Type and Video Quality are not configurable for the Main Stream (Event) of the IP Camera.
Frame Rate: Set the frame rate of recording.
Max. Bitrate Mode: Set the mode to General or Customize (32-3072Kbps).
Max Bitrate (Kbps): Select or customize the maximum bitrate for recording.
Max. Bitrate Range Recommended: A recommended max. bitrate range is provided for reference. Max. Average Bitrate (Kbps): Set the max. average bitrate which refers to the average amount of data transferred per unit of time.
- The resolution of 960*1080 (1080P Lite) is available when the 1080P Lite is enabled in the Record>Advanced settings interface (refer to Chapter5.11 Configuring 1080P Lite).
- Please refer to the Appendix-Specifications for the supported resolutions of different models.
- Check the checkbox of Enable H.264+to enable this function. Enabling it helps to ensure the high video quality with a lowered bitrate.
- After enabling the H.264+, the Max. Bitrate Mode, Max. Bitrate(Kbps) and Max. Bitrate Range Recommend is not configurable.
- The H.264+ cannot be used with the SVC at the same time.
- For the connected IP camera, the H.264+ should be supported by the camera and added to the DVR with the HIKVISION protocol.
- You should reboot the device to activate the new settings after enabling the H.264+.
- Click More Settings to configure more parameters.
- Pre-record: The time you set to record before the scheduled time or event. For example, when an alarm triggered the recording at 10:00, if you set the pre-record time as 5 seconds, the camera records it at 9:59:55.
- Post-record: The time you set to record after the event or the scheduled time. For example, when an alarm triggered the recording ends at 11:00, if you set the post-record time as 5 seconds, it records till 11:00:05.
- Expired Time: The time for keeping the record files in the HDDs, once exceeded, the files will be deleted. The files will be saved permanently if the value is set as 0. The actual keeping time for the files should be determined by the capacity of the HDDs
- Record Audio: Enable this feature to record the sound and disable it to record the video without sound.
- Video Stream: Mainstream and sub-stream are options for recording. When you select sub-stream, you can record for a longer time with the same storage space.
For network cameras, the parameters of Main Stream (Event) are not editable.
Click Apply to save the settings.
Optionally, you can click Copy to copy the settings to other analog channels if needed.
You can copy the same settings to the cameras with the same signal, e.g., the channel No. 1-3 connect to the TVI cameras, and the channel No.4 connects to an analog camera, and then the settings of channel No. 1 can be only copied to channel 2 and 3.