CCTV Camera Pros is proud to announce that the Geovision GV-NVRs ending with 11 now support 4K resolution recording (3840 x 2160) on all channels. In addition, the HDMI output also supports 4K resolution and can be used in conjunction with a 4K TV or monitor without the camera images being stretched or distorted. When used with
Geovision IP cameras, the GV-NVRs automatically recognize and add them without the user having to locate and enter an IP address for each camera; which was previously a major drawback of using IP cameras. These 4K NVRs also feature a graphical user interface that is user-friendly and allows the user to adjust settings without having to log in to the NVR from a separate PC; another previous drawback of IP. The Geovision GV-NVRs can be accessed remotely using iPhone and Android mobile devices for live viewing and recorded video playback. CCTV Camera Pros offers custom camera packaging for all our DVR / NVR systems. Please contact CCTV Camera Pros with any questions or quote request for Geovision surveillance products.
Here are some frequently asked questions that we receive about network video recorders.
What is an NVR?
An NVR, also known as a Network Video Recorder, is essentially the IP equivalent to an Analog DVR, or Digital Video Recorder. Rather than the cameras connecting directly to the back of the recorder like they do with Analog systems, IP cameras connect over a LAN (Local Area Network) using an IP address assigned to the camera. This
IP address basically acts as a number in which the NVR can reach the IP camera and obtain the video feed.
What is required to use an NVR based camera system?
Previously, IP cameras would have to be connected to a
network switch or router on the same network as the NVR. Then, users would have to locate the IP address of each camera from a separate PC and manually add it to the NVR to view video. However, Geovision has taken away much of that hassle as the IP cameras can now connect directly to the Geovision NVRs (models ending in 11) and automatically populate within the NVR. This is possible as the new models have built-in POE / Ethernet ports. This makes Geovision’s new NVR lineup as plug and play as a traditional Analog DVR system but gives the user the ability to record in full 4K resolution, as opposed to only standard definition or 1080P like many Analog systems. Therefore, all that is required with these new NVRs is the NVR, Geovision IP cameras (or compatible third-party IP cameras), Cat-5E/ Ethernet cable, and a router (for remote access capabilities).
Do I need a PC to use an NVR?
Until recently, a PC on the same network as the NVR was required to set up the NVR, view live video, and adjust the settings of the NVR. Geovision’s NVRs now eliminate the need for an additional PC because their GUI (Graphical User Interface) allows users to connect the NVR directly to an
HDMI monitor and control the interface via USB mouse in a similar fashion to a PC. This makes setting up the NVR a much easier process for the end-user and eliminates many of the previous drawbacks of using an IP system.
The image above shows the easy to use GUI (Graphical User Interface) of a Geovision NVR adjusting the settings of a camera without the use of a separate PC.
What is required to record in 4K?
In order to record in 4K resolution, a 4K (8 megapixel) IP camera, such as the
GV-VD8700, will have to be used in conjunction with a 4K compliant Geovision NVR, such as the GV-SNVR0411. Please note that at this time, the only Geovision NVRs that will support 4K are the model numbers ending in 11. It is also recommended to use a 4K monitor / TV to take full advantage of the 4K live view and playback.
Watch the above demo video to view 4K video surveillance footage of a
Geovision GV-FER12203 fisheye camera. To view it in true 4K resolution, you will need to have a 4K monitor and then switch the YouTube video quality to 4K. When in 4K mode you can see every detail in the video, including the little objects on the employees’ desks.
This page, including all product information, images, videos, and FAQs, was created and maintained by
Mike Haldas, co-founder and managing partner of CCTV Camera Pros. If you have any questions related to this page or anything related to security cameras or video surveillance systems, please email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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