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Geovision V8.7.3 User Manual (UMV873-A) (*Extremely large file: 38Mb)


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Q: I can log into my DVR's webview and view live video, but when I try to go to playback I get an error message and all the videos just show a black screen. How do I fix this issue?(This issue also applies to remote playback in email notifications)

    A: The most common cause of this problem is Anti-Virus software running on the specific computer. Either make an exception in your Anti-Virus software or disable it to be able to see playback.

  • Q: How do I set up a DDNS on my DVR so I do not have to keep checking to see if my IP changes?

    A: The DDNS can be located under the configuration settings on the webview. Click on DDNS and select EagleEyes. Create your own name and save.

  • Q: Can I plug an external HDD into my DVR and backup my video?

    A: No, you can only backup your video with USB flash drive or DVD.

  • Q: I am able to view my DVR on a computer remotely (not on the same network) but I cannot view the DVR on my phone?

    A: Make sure you download the latest version of EagleEyes. If you can't connect try changing the port of the DVR in your DVR settings and port forwarding rule. Some phone carriers do not work with EagleEyes on certain ports.

  • Q: When I try to backup video with a USB flash drive it fails and nothing gets written to the flash drive. How do I fix this?

    A: First make sure that your USB flash drive is formatted to be FAT32, and you have enough room on your flash drive. If that does not work you might have to update your firmware which can be found here.

  • Q: What is the mobile app for this dvr and where can I find it?

    A: You will have to go your app store / Google Play store and download the EagleEyes app.

  • Q: I lost the login information for my DVR, how do I get into it?

    A: If the default login was changed then you will have to do a hardware reset on your DVR. You can find the instructions here.

  • Q: Motion recording is not working properly; some channels do not record on motion. How can I get all channels to record on motion?

    A: Simplest solution would be to do a hardware reset and reconfigure the motion detection settings. Go to Menu > Maintenance > Default. After it has been defaulted go to menu > Settings > Camera Settings > Advanced Camera Settigns. Make sure motion detection is checked and click Copy to All. Then go to Settings > Record Settings > Schedule. Set up your schedule to be 24/7 event recording and click copy to all.

  • Q: What is the mobile app for this dvr and where can I find it?

    A: You will have to go your app store / google Play store and download the Watchbot iCMS app.

  • Q: What type of cable/Connector should I use for my DVR?

    A: You can use standard coaxial cable that is used with non HD DVRs

  • Q: Which Ports do I need to open In Geovision?

    A: 4550, 5550, 80, 5552, 8866, 5552, 6550

  • Q: I get an error "resolution must be at least 1024 x 768" in multiview, how do I fix this?

    A: This is an error in earlier versions, you must download version 8.54 or higher.

  • Q: I opened all the ports and I can view my dvr on a PC but I cannot view it from my smart Phone. What did I miss?

    A: Make sure under Webcam server options in Multicam that you have checked the white box under the mobile tab. If it is not checked smart phone viewing will not be enabled.

  • Q: What is the maximum amount of cameras I can have in Multicam? (IP or analog)

    A: You can have up to 32 cameras with any sort of combination of both.

  • Q: How far can I run an Ethernet cable for my IP camera?

    A: CAT5/CAT6 can go up to 300ft.

  • Q: What is WDR?

    A: WDR stands for Wide Dynamic Range. Whenever a subject is standing in front of a camera and most of the light is coming from the back sometimes you cannot see the front of the person. WDR will help illuminate the front of the person in this situation

  • Q: What do the different IP ratings mean?

    A: IP66 is weatherproof and can be put outside but generally should not be exposed directly to the elements IP67 is waterproof and can be immersed into water up to 1m. IP68 is also waterproof but can be immersed into water beyond 1m.

  • Q: What is the Resolution of CIF and D1?

    A: CIF is 352 x 240 and D1 is 704 x 480.

  • Q: Will HD cameras work on non-HD DVR and vice versa?

    A: No, the HD cameras will only work on HD DVR. The HD DVR will not work with non-HD cameras.

  • Q: What type of cable/connector should I use?

    A: You will need RJ-59 cables and connetors.