A few years back, I made a whole series about awesome 5MP IP Cameras. Over the years they have grown old and it was time to replace them. Technology has not stood still so I started a search for the best 4K (8MP) IP Camera. After testing a lot of no-name and name brands, my choice has fallen on Dahua cameras, check out this post to read about them and watch my video including lots of demo footage! Continue reading IPcam: Best 4K (8MP) IP camera of 2018 (Demo footage!)
A while back a new firmware (188.8.131.52) appeared for the Ti DaVinci DM365 and DM368 camera’s. Only recently a kind comment-er was able to find a link where to download this firmware.
Sadly, as always, there is no changelog. After testing it at least fixes 2 issues I was having with the previous versions have been fixed and who knows what else has improved! Since I’ve been running it without issues the last 2 weeks, it’s time to share it with everyone!
You can find the previous post about the firmware here, I suggest we do new replies about this firmware (and newer) in this topic.
!! A word of warning, if you are on ebay or aliexpress do not trust sellers with “Novate” in the name such as “Novate Intelligence System Company Limited” and “Novate Security World”. They are scammers and while they sell you the camera, if you have problems, they don’t respond anymore and let the shop die to open a new one with a slightly different name! Continue reading New Firmware Version 184.108.40.206 for DM365/DM368 DSP IP Camera
Since the first two sets of camera’s I ordered I placed a big order of new camera’s with AOTE last year. I ordered a lot of camera’s this time because I was able to combine some orders and have decided that these camera’s are worth the investment for my events. I will detail the new camera’s so you know what to expect when you buy them!
Over the last few years I’ve been gathering more and more equipment which supports Power over Ethernet such a access-points and the IP camera’s I’ve written about before.
I need something to power those POE devices! Most managable POE switches are quite expensive so I’ve been looking around for cheaper options and decided to order a “dumb” POE+ switch from China to test!
After creating a timelapse method using FFmpeg and after that using VLC a new method was discovered by one of my commentators. He dissected the firmware files and found that you can access an URL which then gives you a picture. This of course is the ideal way of generating pictures with a set time interval and I’ll walk you through the process in this post.
Someone made a comment on my original post about the 5Mpix TI DaVinci DM368 DSP camera that tpsee (the internal board manufacturer) has released firmware 220.127.116.11 for our cameras. I believe that to be worthy to open a new topic for!
If you have seen some demo clips I have recorded over the last few blog posts you would have seen I use my bunnies as ‘test subjects’. Today, they retaliated…
It’s been a while since my original posting about the IP Camera I had acquired with the TI DaVinci DM368 DSP. Since then, that article has been expanded quite a bit with more firmware levels, and I wrote some other articles on how to make a timelapse. I have since aquired 6 more camera’s with the same chipset, all in different forms and configurations, read more about those and where you can buy them in this article.
Having written the previous article on how to do this with FFMPEG I have become painfully aware of the limitations FFMPEG posses in the RTSP department. I was unable to reliably get a non-corrupted output from it. Thus I looked onward for another tool to do this for me, I ended up with VLC and I wrote a new script for it.
The IP cameras I own do not have the HTTP picture URL ability some do. But I still want to use them to create timelapse videos. So I devised a way to do this using a cameras RTSP stream with FFMPEG.
update– Since writing this I have determined this method will always produce corrupted JPG files with my 5Mpix IP camera. I have devised a new method using VLC which does not have these corruption problems. The described method below remains valid but please check your results and then decide which method to use.