Digital Video Recorder User Manual

Digital Video Recorder User Manual

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Safety Instructions
 Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
 In the use of the product, you must be in strict compliance with the electrical safety
regulations of the nation and region. Please refer to technical specifications for detailed
 Input voltage should meet both the SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage) and the Limited Power
Source with 100 to 240 VAC or 12 VDC according to the IEC60950-1 standard. Please refer to
technical specifications for detailed information.
 Do not connect several devices to one power adapter as adapter overload may cause
over-heating or a fire hazard.
 Please make sure that the plug is firmly connected to the power socket.
 If smoke, odor or noise rise from the device, turn off the power at once and unplug the power
cable, and then please contact the service center.
Preventive and Cautionary Tips
Before connecting and operating your device, please be advised of the following tips:
 Ensure unit is installed in a well-ventilated, dust-free environment.
 Unit is designed for indoor use only.
 Keep all liquids away from the device.
 Ensure environmental conditions meet factory specifications.
 Ensure unit is properly secured to a rack or shelf. Major shocks or jolts to the unit as a result of
dropping it may cause damage to the sensitive electronics within the unit.
 Use the device in conjunction with an UPS if possible.
 Power down the unit before connecting and disconnecting accessories and peripherals.
 A factory recommended HDD should be used for this device.
 Improper use or replacement of the battery may result in hazard of explosion. Replace with
the same or equivalent type only. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions
provided by the battery manufacturer.
 Ensure to use the attached power adaptor only and not to change the adaptor randomly.
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1.1 Product Key Features
 Connectable to Turbo HD and analog cameras;
 Supports UTC protocol for connecting camera over coax;
 Connectable to AHD cameras (-F series DVR);
 Connectable to HDCVI cameras;
 Connectable to IP cameras;
The IP camera connection is not supported by DS-7100 series DVR.
 The analog signal inputs including Turbo HD, AHD, HDCVI, and CVBS can be automatically
recognized without configuration;
 Each channel supports dual-stream. And sub-stream supports up to WD1 resolution;
 The main stream of HGHI models support up to 720p resolution;
 The main stream of HQHI series support up to 3 MP resolution for the first channel of DVR
with 4-ch video inputs, the first 2 channels of DVR with 8-ch video inputs and the first 4
channels of DVR with 16-ch video inputs;
 For HQHI and DS-7200HUHI series DVR, if the 3 MP camera is connected to the channel which
supports up to 1080p signal input, it will switch to 1080p signal input. When the 3 MP signal is
switched to 1080p signal, the PAL will be switched to 1080p/25Hz, and the NTSC will be
switched to 1080p/30Hz;
 The main stream of DS-7200/7300/7600/8100/9000HUHI-F/N series supports up to 3 MP
resolution of all the channels;
 The main stream of DS-7200HUHI-F/S series supports up to 5 MP resolution of all the
 For DS-7200HUHI-F/S series DVR, 5 MP long distance transmission can be enabled for the
analog cameras;
 For HGHI-F series DVR, 1080p lite mode is applicable to all the channels;
 Independent configuration for each channel, including resolution, frame rate, bit rate, image
quality, etc.;
 Encoding for both video stream and video & audio stream; audio and video synchronization
during composite stream encoding;
 Supports enabling H.265+ (for DS-7300/8100/9000HUHI-F/N series)/H.264+ to ensure high
video quality with lowered bit rate;
 One-key enable or disable H.264+ for -F series DVR;
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 Defog level, night to day sensitivity, day to night sensitivity, and IR light brightness configurable
for the connected analog cameras supporting these parameters;
 4 MP/5 MP signal switch for the supported analog cameras;
 Watermark technology.
Local Monitoring
 HDMI output at up to 4K (3840 × 2160) resolution for DS-7116HQHI-F1/N, DS-7216HQHI-F1/N,
DS-7216HQHI-F2/N, DS-7208HUHI-F1/N, DS-7208HUHI-F2/N, DS-7216HUHI-F2/N,
DS-7608HUHI-F2/N, DS-7616HUHI-F2/N, DS-7208HUHI-F1/S, DS-7208HUHI-F2/S,
DS-7216HUHI-F2/S, DS-7300HQHI-F4/N and DS-8100HQHI-F8/N;
 For DS-7608/7616HUHI-F/N and DS-7300/8100HQHI-F/N series DVR, the HDMI and VGA
interfaces can be configured to be simultaneous or independent. Up to 1920 × 1080/60 Hz
resolution is supported for VGA output and up to 4K (3840 × 2160)/30 Hz resolution is
supported for HDMI output.
 For DS-7300/8100/9000HUHI-F/N series, there are two HDMI interfaces of which the HDMI1
and VGA interfaces share simultaneous output. For HDMI1/VGA output, up to 1920 × 1080
resolution is supported. For HDMI2 output, up to 4K (3840 × 2160) resolution is supported;
 1/4/6/8/9/16/25/36 screen live view is supported, and the display sequence of screens is
For DS-7300/8100/9000HUHI-F/N series DVR, if the sum of the analog and IP channels exceeds 25,
up to 32-window division mode is supported for the VGA/HDMI1 output.
 Live view screen can be switched in group and manual switch and automatic cycle live view are
also provided, the interval of automatic cycle can be adjusted;
 For –F series DVR, CVBS output only serves as the aux output or live view output.
 Quick setting menu is provided for live view;
 The selected live view channel can be shielded;
 VCA information overlay in live view for the supported analog cameras and in smart playback
for the supported analog and IP cameras;
 Motion detection, video-tampering detection, video exception alarm, video loss alarm and
VCA alarm functions;
 For DS-7300/8100/9000HUHI-F/N series DVR, 1-ch analog camera supports people counting
and heat map functions;
 DS-7200/7300/8100/9000HUHI series DVR support VCA (line crossing detection and intrusion
detection) of all channels. DS-7600HUHI-F/N series DVR support 2-ch VCA (line crossing
detection and intrusion detection). HQHI series DVR exluding 7100 series support 2-ch VCA
(line crossing detection and intrusion detection). For the analog channels, the line crossing
detection and intrusion detection conflict with other VCA detection such as sudden scene
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change detection, face detection and vehicle detection and heat map or people counting
functions. You can only enable one function;
 DS-7208/7216HUHI-F/N series DVR supports enhanced VCA mode to enable all-channel line
crossing detection and intrusion detection and disable 2K/4K output resolution. After you
enable it, you can also disable it and the line crossing detection and intrusion detection will be
supported by 2-ch only;
 For DS-7200HUHI-F/S series DVR, the enhanced VCA mode conflicts with the 2K/4K output
and 4 MP/5 MP signal input;
 Privacy mask;
 Several PTZ protocols (including Omnicast VMS of Genetec) supported; PTZ preset, patrol and
 Zooming in/out by clicking the mouse and PTZ tracing by dragging mouse.
HDD Management
 Each disk with a maximum of 8 TB storage capacity for DS-9000HUHI-F16/N series DVR and 6
TB for other models;
 8 network disks (8 NAS disks, 8 IP SAN disks or n NAS disks + m IP SAN disks (n+m ≤ 8)) can be
 Remaining recording time of the HDD can be viewed;
 Supports cloud storage;
Cloud storage is only applicable to HQHI-F/N and HUHI series DVR.
 S.M.A.R.T. and bad sector detection;
 HDD sleeping function;
 HDD property: redundancy, read-only, read/write (R/W);
 HDD group management;
 HDD quota management; different capacity can be assigned to different channels.
 For DS-7300/8100/9000HUHI-F/N series, hot-swappable HDD supporting RAID0, RAID1, RAID5,
RAID 6 and RAID10 storage scheme, and can be enabled and disabled on your demand. And 16
arrays can be configured.
Recording, Capture and Playback
Capture is supported by DS-7300/8100/9000HUHI-F/N series DVR only.
 Holiday recording schedule configuration;
 Cycle and non-cycle recording modes;
 Normal and event video encoding parameters;
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 Multiple recording types: manual, continuous, alarm, motion, motion | alarm, motion & alarm
and Event;
 Supports POS triggered recording for DS-7300/8100HQHI-F/N and
DS-7300/8100/9000HUHI-F/N series DVR;
 8 recording time periods with separated recording types;
 Supports Channel-Zero encoding;
 Main stream and sub-stream configurable for simultaneous recording;
 Pre-record and post-record for motion detection triggered recording, and pre-record time for
schedule and manual recording;
 Searching record files and captured pictures by events (alarm input/motion detection);
 Customization of tags, searching and playing back by tags;
 Locking and unlocking of record files;
 Local redundant recording and capture;
 For -F series DVR, when Turbo HD, AHD, or HDCVI input is connected, the information
including the resolution and frame rate will be overlaid on the bottom right corner of the live
view for 5 seconds. When CVBS input is connected, the information such as NTSC or PAL will
be overlaid on the bottom right corner of the live view for 5 seconds.
 Searching and playing back record files by camera number, recording type, start time, end time,
 Smart playback to go through less effective information;
 Main stream and sub-stream selectable for local/remote playback;
 Zooming in for any area when playback;
 Multi-channel reverse playback;
 Supports pause, fast forward, slow forward, skip forward, and skip backward when playback,
locating by dragging the mouse on the progress bar;
 4/8/16-ch synchronous playback;
 Manual capture, continuous capture of video images and playback of captured pictures.
 Exports data by a USB, and SATA device;
 Exports video clips when playback;
 Management and maintenance of backup devices.
Alarm and Exception
 Configurable arming time of alarm input/output;
 Alarms for video loss, motion detection, video tampering, abnormal signal, video
input/recording resolution mismatch, illegal login, network disconnected, IP confliction,
record/capture exception, HDD error, and HDD full, etc.;
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 Alarm triggers full screen monitoring, audio alarm, notifying surveillance center, sending email
and alarm output;
 One-key disarms the linkage actions of the alarm input;
 PTZ linking for the VCA alarm;
 VCA detection alarm is supported;
DS-7100 does not support VCA alarm.
 Supports POS triggered alarm;
 Supports coaxial alarm;
 System will automatically reboot when a problem is detected in an attempt to restore normal
Other Local Functions
 Manual and automatic video quality diagnostics;
 Operable by mouse and remote control;
 Three-level user management; admin user can create many operating account and define their
operating permission, which includes the permission to access any channel;
 Completeness of operation, alarm, exceptions and log writing and searching;
 Manually triggering and clearing alarms;
 Importing and exporting of configuration file of devices;
 Getting cameras type information automatically;
 Unlock pattern for device login for the admin;
 Clear-text password available;
 GUID file can be exported for password resetting;
 Multiple connected analog cameras supporting Turbo HD or AHD signal can be upgraded
simultaneously via DVR.
Network Functions
 2 self-adaptive 10M/100M/1000M network interfaces for DS-8100HQHI-F/N and
DS-7300/8100/9000HUHI-F/N series. For DS-8100HQHI-F/N series, three working modes are
configurable: multi-address, load balance and network fault tolerance. For
DS-7300/8100/9000HUHI-F/N series, only multi-address and network fault tolerance are
configurable. 1 self-adaptive 10M/100M/1000M network interface or 1 self-adaptive
10M/100Mbps network interface provided for other models;
 IPv6 is supported;
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 Supports access by Hik Cloud P2P;
 TCP, UDP and RTP for unicast;
 Auto/Manual port mapping by UPnPTM;
 Remote search, playback, download, locking and unlocking the record files, and downloading
files broken transfer resume;
 Remote parameters setup; remote import/export of device parameters;
 Remote viewing of the device status, system logs and alarm status;
 Remote keyboard operation;
 Remote HDD formatting and program upgrading;
 Remote system restart and shutdown;
 Supports upgrading via remote FTP server;
 RS-485 transparent channel transmission;
 Alarm and exception information can be sent to the remote host;
 Remotely start/stop recording;
 Remotely start/stop alarm output;
 Remote PTZ control;
 Remote JPEG capture;
 Two-way audio and voice broadcasting;
 Output bandwidth limit configurable for -F series DVR;
 Embedded WEB server;
 For -F series DVR, if DHCP is enabled, you can enable DNS DHCP or disable it and edit the
Preferred DNS Server and Alternate DNS Server.
Development Scalability
 SDK for Windows and Linux system;
 Source code of application software for demo;
 Development support and training for application system

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