How to connect Hikvision camera to computer

How to install and configure the DVR

Customers who have bought cameras and a recorder often do not understand how to connect and configure them themselves. Although it is not at all difficult, and so you do not have to pay for a call to a specialist.

So, let’s try to tell you in a simple and accessible way how to set up the DVR.

Let’s look first at Turbo HD (TVI) cameras and DVRs. There will be two options:

1. Connecting the camera to the recorder, and then to the monitor (viewing video only from this monitor):

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2. Setting up for viewing from computers on the local network and Internet access. This means that you can watch the video from any place where there is a PC and the Internet, even from a mobile phone:

Before the whole procedure of connecting with the DVR, it must be unscrewed (at the bottom there are 4 screws on all models, and on some more 2-3 screws from each side at the attachment points of the rack corners) and place the hard disk there, connecting it with the wires included in the kit (also like a computer) and put it back together.

After unpacking the camera, we see three screws with dowels (it’s understandable why) and, in fact, the camera itself with two plugs. The first is connected to a 12 v power supply (unfortunately, it does not come with the camera). Second. to connect to the registrar. for this we need a coaxial cable and two BNC connectors (not included).

Using three dowels, we install the camera in a suitable place chosen for it and stretch the cable to the recorder.

The coaxial cable for each camera must be stripped on both sides. In a nutshell: there is a copper core inside the cable, we cut off everything that goes on top of this core (insulation, braid, second insulation) to expose it by 5-6 mm.

The most convenient way to do this is with the help of a special “clothespin knife” (a cutting tool for a coaxial cable), well, or an ordinary cutter (a clerical knife, just be careful).

We will mount BNC connectors to these cleaned places.

We use quite convenient BNC-spring connectors.

Next, we untwist the BNC connector and see a very simple picture there. there is one small screw, which is screwed perpendicularly into a copper tube, into which we insert our cable core.

We unscrew this screw a little, insert the core and clamp the screw back, some metal “ears” appeared on top of the cable insulation, we squeeze them with pliers so that the wire is securely held in the connector. The cord is ready.

We connect one side of it to the camera plug using the “insert and scroll” method. Turning the pommel of the connector, we securely fix the plug in it. We also connect the second side to the DVR in one of the 4/8/16/32 sockets, under which it says “video in”.

The situation is much simpler with network registrars. IP cameras are connected to the second connector with standard Ethernet patch cords with RJ.45 plugs on both sides to the switch, like the recorder itself. We will not describe how to make such patch cords, such information is very common on the Internet. If the switch has PoE (power over Ethernet) or such a switch is built into the recorder itself, then you do not need to connect power to the first connector of the camera.

However, with an NVR (network recorder), it is not enough just to connect the cameras to the switch or to the PoE interfaces of the recorder itself. they need to be registered in it, a link on how to do this will be given below in accordance with the procedure.

Next, we connect the 12 / 48v power supply unit (which is included in the kit) to the DVR into the socket labeled 12v or 48v, respectively. Connect the mouse (included) to the USB and connect the monitor to the DVR using a VGA cable or HDMI cable. You can also connect to the Turbo HD recorder using a coaxial cable, where on one side there is a BNC connector, and on the other RCA (tulip), a TV.

In order to understand. how to set up a DVR. you need to turn it on first. At this point, the DVR may start beeping (beeping). This can happen for a reason if you forgot to insert, for example, a hard disk into it. We will tell you a little later where to find the cause and how to turn off the annoying beeping.

So, we activate the device by entering the password for the admin user. Upon request, you will need to enter a password that you come up with. the harder the better.

The user must enter the administrator password. You need to come up with a password yourself and it must contain from 8 to 16 characters. The password should be carefully memorized or written down in a safe place, as the procedure for resetting it is extremely time-consuming and laborious!

After entering the password in many registrars, for ease of maintenance, it is suggested to enter a graphic password, but there, I think, you will figure it out.

then there will be a question whether to launch the assistant?

In this window, be sure to uncheck the box next to the “Run the assistant when you turn on the DVR” item, because we will definitely not do the setting every time. But you can use it for the first time. click “next.” and windows with basic settings will appear on your monitor in turn.

After that, there will be a window with network settings. For normal operation, not only the IP address and subnet mask must be registered, but also the gateway and DNS. What it is and how it is determined, we will not touch here either, because such information abounds on the Internet, the main thing is to understand that the registrar. it is the same computer as a regular PC or laptop in terms of network configuration.

It is enough to get automatic settings from the router (server) by ticking the “DHCP” box, but for this, the DHCP server must be set up in the local network (most often it is turned on either on the Internet access router or on the corporate channel server).

Next comes the cloud settings. Nowadays it is more often called Hik p 2 p Cloud. not EZVIZ.

Here you can leave the default settings, only enable if you plan to view cameras from the DVR from mobile devices.

Connection ports. In this section, the ports for network access and settings for access via DDNS are registered. We recommend leaving all settings unchanged.

Next is the turn of the hard drive, in this window it can be seen, identified and formatted.

Initially, hard drives are shipped unformatted. If you install a hard disk that has already been used, it is still recommended to format it. To do this, you need to click the “Initialize” button.

After that, there may be other windows or series of windows for setting depending on the model of the recorder, for example, the series “Enable RAID, Manage arrays Manage hard disks” (but then instead of the previous one)

or the series “Search and connect IP cameras from the online list, Camera recording settings, Copy recording settings”. For information on how to do this, see the article “ How to Add Camera to NVR “.

The next setting window. The recording mode will appear only if the series of IP cameras from the online list has not been provided. In this window, you can enable recording for all channels by motion or continuous. Most often, users choose motion recording to save hard disk space. In the basic settings, the archive includes a segment of video that starts 5 seconds before the start of movement in the frame, and ends 5 seconds after it ends.

This completes the initial setup of the registrar, and the assistant will be closed. The image will change to a quad screen, which may not have any cameras displayed if it is not a DVR.

Let’s go back to the sound signals of our DVR, right-click

go to “main menu” → “config. system” → “warnings” and see their options (causes of beeps). lack of HDD, etc., There are three types of alarm notifications in total: sound, SMS, email. Uncheck / put the checkboxes from the “sound signals” and click “apply”. Set up other notifications in the same way.

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If our NVR or we want to connect some number of supported IP cameras to the DVR. then you need to register these cameras manually in it. How to do this, see the article “ How to Add Camera to NVR

After completing the connection of cameras, click on the “Live View” button in the lower left corner of the screen and go to display.

How to set up and connect Hikvision IP camera?

Hikvision video surveillance cameras. equipment for the creation and modernization of surveillance systems at various facilities from the leader among manufacturers. It is the products of this brand that are distinguished by excellent technical capabilities, stylish design, as well as simple installation and configuration. Let’s consider with you how to connect a Hikvision CCTV camera. The process is carried out in several stages.

Software installation and registration

To view everything that happens at the facility using the Hikvision camera, you need to install the convenient and practical application IVMS4200. With the help of such equipment, you can not only view everything on the site, but also control recorders, cameras and other devices from the Chinese brand. You need:

  • download the IVMS4200 application on the official website;
  • create a super user and come up with a strong password during registration;
  • enable the checkbox “Automatic authorization”;
  • after the end of registration, you will be taken to the main menu of the program;
  • for remote access to cameras, you need to register an account in Hikvision Cloud, you need to select the cloud icon;
  • go through the registration procedure by entering your username, password, email, and then complete the registration.

When registration in the branded cloud service is completed, you need to enter all the data and log in, and then add the devices to the cloud service. To add devices to the program, you need:

  • go to the “Device Management” menu;
  • click on the button “Online devices”;
  • you will be presented with a list of all devices that are in the device.

If you are setting up the camera for the first time, then it is at the factory settings and needs to be activated and configured for network parameters.

We activate and configure the Hikvision IP network camera:

To activate the Hikvision IP camera, you need to

  • select the required camera from the provided devices, then click “Activate”;
  • come up with a password, enter it twice to confirm the correctness of the entry;
  • turn on the Hik-Connect service and enter the previously created password;
  • the camera goes into the “Active” status.

After that, configure the network settings of the equipment. click on the planet icon. Depending on your goals and preferences, you can:

  • enter all the data yourself, if you know them;
  • set automatic settings. DHCP.

In the password field, you need to enter the newly created password for the camera, and then click “Yes”. Click “Refresh” and you will see that the IP address of the equipment will change. After that, you can go to the network settings, where you can uncheck the DHCP box, and then fix the network address so that it changes during the camera reboot.

Connecting cameras to a local network

If you bought a Hikvision surveillance camera and want to watch everything that happens at the facility using a smartphone or computer, you need to connect to a local network through a switch or router. With the help of cables, the Internet and power supply for CCTV cameras are connected.

All IP-surveillance cameras have PoE technology, with the help of which you can connect to the Internet and supply power with one cable. Or just connect the CCTV camera using a power supply and a separate twisted pair cable for a local network.

We configure the camera for viewing in real time in the IVMS4200 program

To start viewing what is happening at the facility in real time, you need to add a camera directly to the application. You can do this in two ways:

  • adding by serial number to Cloud P2P. in this case, the video from the camera will be available from anywhere in the world;
  • by IP address. access to the camera will be provided directly, but exclusively in the local network.

When adding a device, you will need to select Cloud P2P, then click “Online devices”, select our camera. Enter the serial number that was set during the activation of the camera.

After that, the added camera with the “Online” status will appear in the list of devices, after which you will be able to view the video in real time. Just click on the required camera and select “Main view”, after which you will be taken to the camera view mode.

This completes the configuration of the Hikvision CCTV camera for live viewing. The intuitive interface ensures that you won’t have any problems during setup. With the help of this software, you can not only monitor what is happening at the facility, but also view the video archive, control cameras and make settings. For residents of Kiev and Dnipro, we offer targeted delivery of video surveillance equipment, as well as professional installation and configuration.

Adding and configuring a Hikvision camera for the promoter in real time via the Internet, directly to the IVMS4200 application.

Now we need to add our camera to the live view application.

Cloud P2P. adding a camera by its serial number. In this case, access to the camera will be available not only on the local network, but from any place where there is Internet. Since communication with the camera is carried out through the Hikvision Cloud.

By the IP address of the camera. we access the camera directly, but only on the local network.

First, let’s add a camera via Cloud P2P

Click. Online devices

Enter the verification code that was set when the camera was activated.

As you can see, our camera appeared in the list of added devices with a status. Online.

Now you can go to viewing the video in real time.

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Go to the main menu of the program. click on the icon in the upper left corner of the screen.

We choose. Main angle

Select our camera, double-click on it (or click on. Display), enter the Stream Key. the password that we entered when activating the camera and click. Yes

We see the picture from the camera in real time.

The program has an intuitive interface with tips and it is not difficult to understand the main features.

Activating and configuring the network parameters (IP address) of the Hikvision camera.

We mark our camera and click. Activation.

We come up with a password for our camera and enter it twice.

We also note. Enable the Hik-Connect service and enter the same password twice.

Click Yes and Yes again.

As you can see, the camera has changed its status to. Actively

Next, we need to configure the network settings of the camera, for this, in the Operation column, click on the planet icon

  • enter the data yourself, if you know them
  • set automatic settings. DHCP

For quick setup, you can select. DHCP,

In the Password field. enter our newly created password on the camera and click. Yes

Then we press. Refresh and see that our IP address has changed.

(Now you can go to the network settings again and uncheck the DHCP box. Thus, we will fix the IP address and it will not change after the camera is rebooted)

Overview of Basic Camera Control Capabilities.

Now let’s add our camera by IP address. This will open up the opportunity for us in great customization options.

Go to Device Management again, click on the top. Refresh.

At the bottom of the list, mark our camera and click. Add to.

Enter the name of the camera. e.g. Camera

Password for the camera. which was asked upon activation

Now we have our camera added by IP address in the list of added devices.

You can view it in the same way as a camera added using the Cloud P2P method in the Main view mode.

In addition to viewing, we can change some camera settings, which became available by the IP address of the camera.

By clicking on the more icon opposite the camera, a list of basic features will open.

You can change the Name of the camera, synchronize the time, change the stream, but we are most interested in it. Remote configuration. basic settings.

Here all the camera settings are opened to us, which are also available through the web interface.

A huge number of settings, video quality changes, user management, setting up motion detection zones and much more.

How to connect a Hikvision CCTV camera

In this article, we will tell you how to set up and connect a freshly purchased, brand new Hikvision camera to your computer, laptop and phone.

  • Connecting the Hikvision camera to the local network.
  • Installing IVMS4200 App and Registering to Hikvision Cloud.
  • Activating and configuring the network parameters (IP address) of the Hikvision camera.
  • Adding and configuring a Hikvision camera for the promoter in real time via the Internet, directly to the IVMS4200 application.
  • Overview of Basic Camera Control Capabilities.
  • Connecting the camera to a mobile phone and setting up PUSH notifications.

Installing IVMS4200 App and Registering to Hikvision Cloud.

Hikvision IVMS 4200. is a very practical and user-friendly software for viewing and managing cameras, DVR and other devices from Hikvision.

Download the application itself, install it, and immediately install the Russifier.

(At the time of this writing, the latest version is. V3.2.0.10)

After starting the application, select the Language. Russian, create a super user and come up with a strong password, which we enter twice.

It can also be noted. Automatic authorization

After logging in, we get to the Install security questions form. answers, for quick password recovery in case of loss.

Fill in, click. Login and get to the main menu of the program.

First of all, we need to register an account with Hikvision Cloud to be able to remotely access cameras.

To do this, click on the cloud icon at the top of the screen.

User Name. come up with a username

Password. come up with a password (at least 8 characters, numbers, letters and one capital letter)

Confirm Password. confirm password

Email Address. enter a work email address.

In response to the mail, a confirmation code will be sent, which we enter in the Verification Code field.

We celebrate. I have read and agree and click. Register.

After successful registration, enter your email address, password and click. Login.

Now all our added devices will be saved in the Hikvision Cloud.

Next, in the main window of the program, go to. Device management.

Click. Online devices.

As you can see below, a list of Hikvision devices that are in our local network is displayed.

In our case, this is only one DS-2CD1021-I camera with the Inactive status.

The Inactive status tells us that the camera has been reset to factory settings and requires Activation and network settings.

Connecting the Hikvision camera to the local network

And so you just purchased a new Hikvision IP camera and immediately want to contemplate it on your computer and phone, a little patience and everything will be.

First, we need to connect the camera to a local network, usually connected to an Internet router or switch.

My camera and router connection looks like this:

It is connected with a red patch cord, the Internet comes in blue, well, it’s unforgettable to supply power to the camera (from a power supply or PoE).

In my case, the Hikvision DS-2CD1021-I camera is connected to a 12V 2A power supply.

We connected the camera to the network, proceed to installing the software.

Connecting the camera to a mobile phone and setting up PUSH notifications.

After we have activated the camera, configured the network settings and linked the camera to the Hikvision Cloud, we can easily set up the view from the mobile phone.

To do this, you need to download and install the Hik-Connect program on your phone.

After starting the program, click. input.

We enter. Username and Password that we specified when registering an account in Hikvision Cloud and click. input.

As you can see, our camera is already in the list of added devices. Click on it to view.

Now we can enable PUSH notifications when a motion sensor is triggered.

To do this, click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select from the menu. Settings.

We turn on notifications. Now we will receive Push notifications on mobile phones in the background.

Also, all triggers of the motion sensor with pictures are stored in the tab. Message.

We hope this article was helpful. If you have any questions, write to the chat or call our technical support.

Connecting analog video surveillance to a computer

Analog cameras are connected in the same way as digital cameras. During the creation of such a surveillance system, you need to use an analog recorder, and there is also another connection method, which we will consider.

In the second version, the video camera must be directly connected to the PC. this can be done using special video capture cards. They need to be mounted in the system unit. Typically, such a block has 4 or 16 outputs for connecting cameras of an analog class. This method is suitable exclusively for a computer, but it is impossible to apply a similar method for a laptop.

Another great connection method is to use a USB converter. This method is the simplest in terms of implementation and is compatible with all PCs. They are quite compact and plug into USB ports. All data will be recorded on the hard disk of the computer, at this time viewing online is possible only if connected to the global network.

Diagram of connecting a digital video surveillance camera to a computer

The CCTV camera must first be connected to the DVR. You need to be careful, because the video camera must be fully compatible with the video recorder. Today there are recorder models that can function with equipment of various formats. At the same time, by connecting to the recorder, the user can connect a different number of cameras. from 1 to 32 models. Coaxial or LAN cables can be used during connection.

Each variety can guarantee a decent quality signal up to 100 meters away without the use of transmitters or amplifiers, and no interference is generated. At this time, the twisted pair can significantly reduce the cost of the surveillance system. In a single cable, 8 intertwining cores intersect. Similarly, you can connect up to 4 CCTV cameras using a single cable. For a distance of up to 50 meters, transmission is carried out without compromising quality. If the distance is over 100 meters, you need to use a dedicated transmitter when connecting to a PC.

The video recorder works through a remote connection, so it is possible to connect a computer, tablet or phone. There are two ways to connect a computer to a video surveillance recorder:

  • via LAN directly at the facility;
  • via the global Internet.

From a computer, the user will be able to view not only the online broadcast, but also view the archive in which the information is stored.

How to connect a security camera to a computer?

Sometimes there are situations when difficulties arise when connecting a CCTV camera to a computer. The need to connect to a computer is quite justified, since from it it is much easier to view everything that happens at the facility, as well as to configure the equipment. Let’s consider with you the basic rules on how to properly connect a video surveillance camera to a computer without disrupting the functioning of the video surveillance system.

Connecting IP Cameras to Computer

These security cameras are designed to connect to the Internet. Consider several types of connecting wired and wireless models. They can be combined with a computer in a convenient way. via a computer or wireless Internet. This method will be an excellent solution if the equipment is located at a great distance from each other.

Another popular way to connect is using a wireless Wi-Fi network. This method is convenient to use if there is no way to lay a cable for the purpose of transmitting video signals. If you use IP cameras and a network range of up to 100 meters, then twisted pair is used for connection. if you need to lay a longer distance, then a fiber-optic cable.

How to connect a security camera to a computer?

Modern video cameras can be connected to a PC, monitor (or TV) or to a server room. When accessing video from a PC, you can not only view video clips recorded during a video surveillance session, but also copy the necessary video clips to any of the media, be it an optical, hard disk or flash drive, as well as transfer it over a local network or upload it to the Internet. And these are far from all the possibilities that a video surveillance camera offers us, working both separately and under the control of a centralized video system.

CCTV cameras have long become not just a necessity in the office, but also an important component of the house or in the country, for example. The purpose of CCTV cameras, like any security system, is to reduce losses to the owner of the facility or completely prevent an act of offense.

How the camcorder connects and works?

The devices themselves transmit the captured media content over the local network. Ethernet cabling is coming in as a low-cost and versatile solution. It can be used outside the local network. with a high-speed Internet connection. The simplest solution that excludes the purchase of a separate DVR is a home PC or laptop. But for the launched video system to work, you cannot do without a dedicated IP address.

It is not enough to acquire an IP camera and a computer. to install a video line, you need at least a coaxial (if the video camera is analog) or Ethernet cable (also called twisted pair, category 5e), as well as a power supply from which the video camera will receive power, an additional outlet nearby. connectors (with their help the video signal cable is connected to the camera and PC).

To hide unnecessary devices and the line from prying eyes, it is necessary to use an existing installation box in which other engineering IT communications of the building / house pass, or lay a separate box (at least self-tapping screws and dowels for them are required). preferably at a height unattainable for unauthorized people, for example, behind a false ceiling or under the floor or in a baseboard.

If you own an IP camera that does not require a coaxial cable, you can, after installation, plug it into a free LAN port of a Hub device, router or a server patch panel located nearby.

For wireless cameras equipped with Wi-Fi, high-speed Bluetooth-module or modem (external or built-in) 3G / 4G, installation of a signal cable is not required.

The cable connection of an IP camera is outdated today. It is used only in special services or at other facilities where the regulations prohibit the use of local wireless or cellular networks. All private companies and most government offices have switched to Wi-Fi due to the low cost and ease of deployment. To connect cable video cameras, you may need an additional video capture card, a TV tuner, a USB-HDMI / VGA converter, or a full-fledged video recorder.

How to connect a camera to a computer

Connecting a webcam today can serve a variety of purposes, depending on the needs and imaginations of a person or company management. Speaking about the most common features of webcams, there are a few main points worth highlighting:

1) one of the settings allows you to use this device as a motion detector. Its task is to track the movement of certain persons in the field of view of the device;

2) no less often, the camera connection is used to transmit audio and video signals over computer networks. Such a function is needed in cases when there is a great desire to communicate “live” with friends and acquaintances in other cities or countries;

3) in some cases, the need to connect the camera to the computer is caused by the desire to restrict access. There are a lot of options to implement this function, ranging from ordinary monitoring of each person who comes and ending with systems that are fully automated.

In addition to the above functions, a webcam can serve completely different tasks, such as recording video images and then posting them on the Internet. We will tell you in more detail how to connect the camera to a computer. So, first of all, you need to install the device in the place you want. To do this, usually use a monitor or the area under it. This will make it possible to not turn your head towards the camera during online communication. Next, find the USB connector in the system unit. In modern models, it is located on the front panel. Now take the cable attached to the webcam and plug it into this connector.

Before connecting the camera to a computer, inspect it again: very often the device is equipped with an additional cable, which is designed to connect a microphone. This wire must be connected to an empty slot located in the computer‘s sound card. However, it should be remembered that in old models of sound cards there are no options for switching the channel operation mode. If it has a special port for connecting a microphone, then you need to use it.

The next step on how to connect the camera to your computer is to install the drivers and software. They are usually supplied with the device. If these files are missing, then you need to visit the official website of the manufacturer of your webcam. There you need to open the downloads section and download all the programs that will be needed. Thanks to such actions, your device will work stably, and you can always change its parameters.

After completing all the above operations, how to connect the camera to the computer, the latter needs to be rebooted. To check if the device is working, use any of the programs designed for two-way video communication, for example, Skype. Check the camera microphone separately. Its sensitivity can be configured using standard operating system tools or another program. Make active the function that removes external noise.

If you are interested in how to connect a video surveillance camera to a computer, then follow the same steps as with a webcam. However, some video systems can be connected using a switch and a regular network cable, so before purchasing a device, you should consult with a professional about the best connection method for you. After the device is connected, the computer, automatically detecting this, will ask you to install the drivers. This must be done by inserting the disc supplied with the device and double-clicking on the installation file. As soon as the program is installed, a shortcut will appear on your desktop, by clicking on which you can launch it and make all the necessary settings. Next, the program will ask you to specify the folder in which all videos will be saved in the future. It is better to install a separate local disk to store such files, since there is a lot of information, and if the system is infected with viruses or other errors, it can be encrypted.

Wireless connection

Thanks to the developers who complicated the question of how to connect the camera of the camera to the computer. Although, in reality, wireless connection only seems complicated. Everything can be done quickly, it is important to understand how it works.

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Most modern devices are equipped with a wireless network module, so they allow you to exchange files like a smartphone paired with a PC would. In this case, the user does not need any wires. Even drivers may not be needed.

How to connect the camera to a computer via Wi-Fi? First. you need to make sure you have a router or wireless network support for your device. The function of the same name is responsible for the wireless connection in the camera. It just needs to be found and turned on.

It usually works the same way as in smartphones. But in some cases you will have to customize it. To do this, go to the camera settings and find the inclusion of the wireless module.

Next, you need to go to the Wi-Fi menu and specify the name of the camera. This will make it easier to find it in the device list. Next, you can find the device to which we want to join. Best to use local area network.

Connecting the camera as a webcam

If you understand how to connect a Canon camera to a computer, you can use it as a webcam. Of course, there is no point in purposefully purchasing an expensive DSLR for this. But if you already have a camera, why not use it for Skype conversations?

Connecting the camera will enable the user to use it in a dimly lit room, as it has a high sensitivity to light. Picture quality will also improve with dynamic range and white balance.

By the way, manufacturers are also talking about using a DSLR as a webcam. Some have equipped their models with this function and use it as a marketing ploy. In this case, when connecting the camera, it is enough to select the appropriate mode.

For what?

Why do you need to know how to connect a camera to a computer? Taking pictures, every photographer or just a person who wants to capture interesting moments understands that memory on a flash card is not endless. Sooner or later, you will have to make room for new photos.

Photographers also transfer pictures to a PC for editing, after all, take a picture of the model. half the battle. A lot also depends on the processing.

If the user wants to print ready-made images, he also needs to transfer the files to a computer in order to transfer them to a USB flash drive and take them to a photo studio.

In addition, some owners of cameras prefer to use them as video surveillance or webcams. In the latter case, along with figuring out how to connect the camera to a computer, you will need to find the necessary software.

Determination of health

But whatever one may say, not all models are capable of working in webcam mode. Therefore, before dealing with the connection, you need to understand whether the device is capable of working as a video camera.

Many people use a cable for this that has a USB port on one end and a tulip on the other. By connecting to a TV, you can determine if it works with the camera. Images from the camera should appear on the screen.

Special card

Sometimes, in order to connect a Canon camera to a computer, you need to acquire a special card. It’s called Eye-Fi. This device should be placed in the compartment where the SD is usually located. Thus, it will be easy to connect the equipment and start transferring data wirelessly.

Such a card is a kind of microcomputer that can not only store data, but also work on a processor and act as a wireless module. The card does not need a separate power supply, a battery or camera batteries are enough.

How to connect a camera to a computer: step-by-step instructions, setup

Time goes forward, and technologies become more advanced every year. Manufacturers are trying to create devices that are not only of high quality, but also convenient to use. This is how a variety of ways to connect devices appear. And if earlier in the question of how to connect the camera to a computer, there were few options for the process itself, now there is an opportunity to choose from the proposed methods.

The easiest way

It is easy to figure out how to connect a camera to a computer. In this case, there is always an instruction that will tell the owner what to do with the device and how to establish a connection between it and the PC.

The easiest way is to connect using the appropriate cable:

Connecting the camera

In this case, it is enough to understand how to connect the camera to a computer via USB. Sometimes it will be enough to just connect the device to a PC, and sometimes you need software. For example, for the camera to work as a webcam, you need to download the Active WebCam or SplitCam program.

In this case, it is recommended to connect the device to an AC adapter, as the battery may not be sufficient to use this function, and the camera will run out faster than usual.

You need to install the “tulips” of the cable in the connectors that are not on the motherboard, but on the interface panel of the video card. After that, you need to select the composite mode, and then turn on the camera. Before that, the whole process must be carried out with the device disconnected.

Then it will be enough to open the installed program and continue the configuration in it. In this case, they usually adjust the image resolution, use the zoom, and also turn on the white balance.

Hikvision Connection

For the successful operation of Hikvision equipment, the following minimum system requirements are required:

  • Microsoft Windows XPSP1 or higher
  • 2.0 GHz processor or higher;
  • RAM 1GB or more;
  • Screen resolution 1024×768 or more.
  • Browsers: Safari at least 5.0.2., Mozilla Firefox0., Google Chrome version 18 and higher

To view and (or) change the settings of the video camera in the Lan network, you need to connect the camera to a subnet, like a computer, and install the SADP software, iVMS-4200, to find the device and change the IP address.

SADP (Search Active Devices Protocol) is a software tool that automatically searches for a network camera on a LAN.

iVmS-4200. software for managing the video surveillance process and devices: DVR, NVR, IP video cameras, decoders, encoders, VCA equipment, etc. The software has the following set of functions: live view, video recording, search and play video remotely, data backup, receive notifications, etc.

There are several ways to connect a Hikvision network video camera to a personal computer:

  • To a computer with a network cable;
  • Connecting to a LAN using a switch, router.

Hikvision camera setup

In the digital age, many multifunctional devices have been designed for easy use. One of these is the Hikvision camera, which can rightfully be called one of the best new generation software devices.

Hikvision web interface

Hikvision camera menu allows you to view video in real mode, as well as capture images, control and set video parameters.

To enter the display interface, you need to connect to the network camera and click on the “View” button in the top menu.

The menu bar contains the following sections:

  • Viewing;
  • Archive;
  • Picture;
  • Settings.

Display window shows video in reality.

Using the “Toolbar” you can adjust the size of the display window, as well as the type of stream, plugins. It also allows you to control the live viewing process (start / stop, image capture, recording, sound on / off, etc.).

“PTZ control” allows you to pan and tilt the camera, zoom, control the backlight and wipers. PTZ control of a camera connected to the network is possible if it supports PTZ functions, or is installed on an external PTZ module.

The recorded video files as well as the images captured by the browser are saved on the hard disk of the PC running the web browser. “Local configuration” (further in the text. LC) refers to display parameters, recorded files and captured images.

  • Enter the LC interface: “Local Settings”.
  • Set parameters.
  • set the protocol type and display performance (protocol type: TCP, UDP, MULTICAST, hTTP).

UDP: Real-time video and audio streaming.

HTTP: the quality is the same as when choosing TCP, there is no need to specify specific ports for streaming.

MULTICAST: Select MCAST type when using the MULTICAST function. See section 7.1.1 TCP / IP Settings for details. “Multicast” sends a stream to a group of addresses, allows multiple clients to receive a stream at the same time. Before using this function, the Multicast function in the router must be enabled.

  • Display quality (from the options offered in the menu).
  • Rules: can be turned on or off to display or not display colored markers when motion or intrusion is detected. If rules are enabled and face recognition is enabled, when a face is detected, it will be marked with a green rectangle when viewed in reality.

Recording file settings: you can specify the hard disk location (folder) to save the recorded videos.

Watching the video setting up the Hikvision IP camera

Connecting to an IP video camera

  • Open a browser;
  • In the line for the address, enter the factory IP video camera, press the “Enter” button;
  • Activate the camera as described above (at the first start);
  • Select the interface language in the upper right corner of the authorization menu;
  • Enter Login and Password, click Login;

IMPORTANT: The IP camera will be blocked if the administrator enters the wrong password 7 times in a row (or 5 attempts for the user / operator);

  • Install plugin for live view and camera control. To install the plugin, the browser must be closed, after the installation is complete, reopen the browser and go through authorization;

2nd method using client software (iVMS-4200). With iVMS-4200 software, you can view live video and control the camera. To connect, you need to follow the prompts of the software installer.

Hikvision ip camera activation and password setting

You can activate the ip-camera in the browser or through the SADP platform. To activate via the browser, you must turn on the camera and connect it to the network, then enter the serial number [] In the address bar of the browser. Note: For cameras with DHCP enabled by default, the IP address is automatically attached. It is necessary to activate the camera using SADP (see below).

Next, create a password and in the window that opens, enter in the appropriate password line (login is at least 8 characters, including numbers, lower and upper case letters). Then again we confirm the password and click on the “OK” button to save it. After that, you will enter the live view interface.

To activate the camera via SADP, you need to install the appropriate software located on the media included with the camera or download it from the official website. After installation, follow certain steps:

  • Launch SADP to search for devices;
  • Check for a device in the list of cameras and select an inactive one;
  • Enter login in the “new password” cell and confirm “confirm password”.
  • Click “OK”. You can check if the activation is completed correctly in a pop-up window. If an error occurs, you need to review the password for compliance with the requirements (see above) and try again;
  • Next, we change the IP address (manually or by checking the “Enable DHCP” checkbox) so that it connects in the same subnet as the computer.
  • Enter the password and click the “Modify” button, then the IP changes.

User account management and password reset

The administrator can add, remove and modify user accounts, and grant various permissions and restrictions.

To enter the user management interface, go to the menu using the following links: “Settings System Account Management Account Management”.

It is strongly recommended that you use a strong password of 8 characters, including numbers, upper and lower case letters, special characters. You should also update your password regularly so that you can use the product for free.

You can see in this window of the interface the current users who visit the device. User information (username, usage level, IP, uptime) will be visible in the user list.

To revoke a password on a Hikvision device, you need to follow a series of steps:

  • Download and install the sADP utility;
  • Take a photo of a sticker with a barcode on the device (this photo will need to be sent to the technical support mail);
  • Reboot the camera and then start SADP. After starting in the window that opens, you need to pay attention to the “Security” column. The value “Active” means that the specified login is active;
  • Then select the desired device, tick the box and click “Forgot Password”.
  • An instruction window will appear. Press the “Export” button, and then select the folder in which the exported file will be saved. IMPORTANT: Do not restart the device after export.
  • Next, in the previously selected folder and look for the “.xml” file. The file name contains the model, serial number, date and time of unloading.
  • The file must be sent to technical support with confirmation of the purchase of the device. In addition, you need to send a photo of the device sticker.
  • After the approval of the application, the response letter will include the file “date time.xml”, which must be saved to the computer. Again we perform the item and move to the second step.
  • It is necessary to specify the path to the received file, enter and confirm a new login, and then click on the “Confirm” button.
  • After correct installation, a window will appear and a new password will be set.

Taking into account the proposed recommendations, everyone can easily and quickly carry out a complete setup of the camcorder.