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Video Servers

by ryan » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:39 pm

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Hi there,

I am looking to implement a solution based on Vitamin D, to record from 2 analogue cameras that currently run off a regular DVR.

Can anyone recommend any reasonably priced video servers that I can use to achieve this please? I have noticed that with video servers, there appear to be lots of "cheap" devices about that don't work very well, and I am trying to avoid that!

Ajoy Chundee

Here are a low end option for price sensitive folks:

Kworld DVD Maker, USB interface, $39:
- ... B000234SMQ

And a higher end option for those more quality-sensitive than price sensitive:

Axis 241Q video encoder

Both of these work with Vitamin D Video. There are a lot of lower end options, but I'd caution folks to test them out before assuming that they work.

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Re: Video Servers

by AnthonyZ » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:12 pm

Could someone elaborate on how to set up the Axis 241Q. I own one and in setting up VD, I was only able to access the first feed. I would like to know how to add the cameras attached to ports on the server to be accessed independently from one another via VD.


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Re: Video Servers

by us035976 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:00 pm

I assume you have a license that supports more than 1 camera.....
If so, during the setup, after selecting 'Axis' as the manufacturer, select 'Manually specify the address of a network camera', then under Camera type, there are 4 choices for the Axis 241Q, one for each port. Even though I have the older Axis 2400 video server, these selections let me select and access each of the 4 cameras I have attached to my Axis server.

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Re: Video Servers

by AnthonyZ » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:06 pm

I feel so foolish. That was so easy that I have to assume I was over thinking it. Thanks, Ryan. Great product. Great support.

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