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    BEWARE: Issue with Deepstack 2022.01.01 and BlueIris

    It does seem DeepStack 2022.1 has had some big changes. Firstly, it uses almost twice the disk space as the 2021.9 version. The newest Blue Iris versions work with it through the internal integration, but older versions of Blue Iris will need 2021.9. If you use the old third party integration...
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    Deepstack running with coral usb instead of cpu?

    To answer the OP directly. Deepstack has no support for Coral TPU at this time. There was a discussion opened on DeepStack forum that ended in a "not likely" Is coral support likely? - DeepStack Forum That said, wouldn't hurt to look deeper on DeepStack github and see if anyone had opened a...
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    5.4.4.0 update - new triggered+continuous record setting

    You could setup a profile for night where it triggers on motion without needing AI confirmation. Blue Iris has several profile options. Or, if you are up to it, as @wittaj said, custom model in Deepstack. That said, I have a Dahua IPC-HDW3849 as an overview camera on roof line of the third...
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    US President Signs Bill Into Law Requiring FCC To Ban Further Authorizations of Dahua and Hikvision

    I am just reading all this now and basically say screw the politicians. I've just ordered 3 Dahua TiOC and a Dahua NVR2216-i to complement my surveillance, and I am going to enjoy the SMD, IVS and all the other stuff Dahua brings to the table.
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    Dahua Consumer - New IMOU Cell Pro

    Wireless cameras may have a place in home security in areas where cables cannot be laid easily, but wireless will always be pretty bad and if you are relying on battery, what is said above is very relevant. You will miss events and that pre-trigger and post trigger recording can be important...
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    Deconstruction of a dangerous misleading youtube review "Finding the BEST 4K Security Camera NVR Package (Reolink vs Amcrest vs Swann)"

    There are hundreds of them on YouTube. All home automation tinkerers that think they know about everything.......
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    Lets talk CBR vs VBR

    Yes, I agree the CBR does give better quality, consistant quality :)
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    Lets talk CBR vs VBR

    I know this is a pretty ancient thread, but if someone finds it now wanting more current information they may look like I have. Well. I havent found a definitive answer regarding the benefits of CBR vs VBR. IF you get everything working good with CBR, then switch to CBR and see if there is a...
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    5.4.4.0 update - new triggered+continuous record setting

    Does anyone know if, when using the Continuous+Alert or Continuous+Trigger, if there is a way to keep the alert pointer in the recorded file when deleting the alert from the Alerts tab? When recording Alert Only or Trigger only, the alert clip was kept on disc after the Alert was removed from...
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    Deconstruction of a dangerous misleading youtube review "Finding the BEST 4K Security Camera NVR Package (Reolink vs Amcrest vs Swann)"

    Agreed with this. My test was only one specific situation, and even then the Reolink failed badly. Unfortunately a lot get sucked into the still image quality, and I admit that I was one of them initially. That's why I have 3 Reolink cameras sitting in the cupboard. I don't even feel...
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    Deconstruction of a dangerous misleading youtube review "Finding the BEST 4K Security Camera NVR Package (Reolink vs Amcrest vs Swann)"

    The trouble with most YouTube reviews is they compare STILL images rather than full motion. Any cheap a** camera can do a reasonable still image. Finding those good reviews that actually use full motion for comparison is difficult. I guess when you compare someone holding a sign up at 25...
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    Deconstruction of a dangerous misleading youtube review "Finding the BEST 4K Security Camera NVR Package (Reolink vs Amcrest vs Swann)"

    I think it is a more English thing. To say something is pants is kind of like saying it's no f***ing good. :)
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    Deconstruction of a dangerous misleading youtube review "Finding the BEST 4K Security Camera NVR Package (Reolink vs Amcrest vs Swann)"

    Well for what it is worth, Rob may have a point about the iFrame interval. I set my DH-IPC-HDW3641TMP-AS and compared it directly to a Reolink RLC-820. Set both to 20FPS, set the Dahua to iFrame interval of 40, so both had keyframe of 0.50. Also set the data rate on both to be the same. The...
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    Deconstruction of a dangerous misleading youtube review "Finding the BEST 4K Security Camera NVR Package (Reolink vs Amcrest vs Swann)"

    Do try a better quality camera if you can. I use to have a few Reolinks. Made the mistake of believing several youtube videos that did not test properly. I have replaced my Reolinks with Dahua's. Not even expensive Dahua's. Difference is incredible. Reolink colour capture is decent. Not...
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    Deconstruction of a dangerous misleading youtube review "Finding the BEST 4K Security Camera NVR Package (Reolink vs Amcrest vs Swann)"

    If the Reolink cameras get plenty of external light they work okay. I wouldn't say more than okay. It's low light where they really fail badly and unfortunately that is generally when you need them. Most criminal activity is opportunistic and they tend to run if a light comes on. At least...
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    Deconstruction of a dangerous misleading youtube review "Finding the BEST 4K Security Camera NVR Package (Reolink vs Amcrest vs Swann)"

    That's interesting considering even the guy who did the 'dangerous' review has noted about the ghosting from Reolink cameras. Could you positively identify a person from say 20feet at night when they are walking around, not just standing still? I know I could not positively identify anyone at...
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    5.4.1 - April 3, 2021 - Support for DeepStack facial recognition

    The facial recognition appears hit and miss. Does it use the substream instead of high res jpgs? It would be nice to group multiple photos under one label so I didnt have to have 10 or more photos of myself just so it recognises me. The DS documentation is a bit vague, but seems to allow for...
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    Deconstruction of a dangerous misleading youtube review "Finding the BEST 4K Security Camera NVR Package (Reolink vs Amcrest vs Swann)"

    It's a shame Reolink's firmware and sensors are so crap, I have found their support to be pretty reasonable. They obviously know they have issues. I have been battling with 2 RLC-520's that refuse to play the game with RTSP, but will give a reasonable feed with RTMP. Now Reolink are directly...
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    ReoLink 820A Multistream Framrate Issues

    Another REOLINK lie. The hardware is capable of iFrame adjustment as the cameras actually auto adjust it. If you monitor the frame rate you will see the iFrame rate does change, never above 0.5 though. BTW: Reolink 4K cameras have the same freaking sensor as the 4/5MP cameras. They upscale...
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    ReoLink 820A Multistream Framrate Issues

    If you must use Reolink cameras, for the 4K cameras you need to enable Decoder Compatibility in the camera settings to get the 4K stream. This is because Reolink use a very outdated version of LIVE555 Media Server to stream RTSP and they have absolutely no intention of updating this...
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    [tool] [tutorial] Free AI Person Detection for Blue Iris

    Sorry, bad wording on my part. I do use a clone camera that I use for "sub streams" for image captures.
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    [tool] [tutorial] Free AI Person Detection for Blue Iris

    @spammenotinoz 100% agreed. Sending high res images to deepstack, especially if using the face recognition API, takes a fair chunk of CPU time, even if you use the GPU version of Deepstack. I don't send the full High Res image to Deepstack using AITools. My cameras all have three feeds...
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    [tool] [tutorial] Free AI Person Detection for Blue Iris

    It's not really built in. You still have to run Deepstack separately. (Just being picky with terminology :) ) That said, BI integration does meet most needs. If you have specific needs, the AI Tool is still very good. It's nothing to do with loyalty really. It's to do with what meets your...
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    [tool] [tutorial] Free AI Person Detection for Blue Iris

    If yo You can try the GPU version of DeepStack. Depends how many cameras you have and how much RAM you have. Which 4thGEN Intel is it? Is it a Core i5 or i7? If you have at least 16GB RAM in your system, then DeepStack on the same machine is worth a try, though if you have more than about 3...
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    [tool] [tutorial] Free AI Person Detection for Blue Iris

    You can use Deepstack on another machine using Blue Iris integration if you need to, or you can use it on same machine. You just put the IP address of the second machine in BI. BI does seem to use more CPU time at this stage than AITools, but I am sure that will improve over time. I run...
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    [tool] [tutorial] Free AI Person Detection for Blue Iris

    I still use AITool as there is a lot more granular control over things like percentage size of detected object, percentage of confidence per object (in the newer versions). I have cameras up on second story due to the way the place is laid out and AITools can be set to pick up objects that the...
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    Deconstruction of a dangerous misleading youtube review "Finding the BEST 4K Security Camera NVR Package (Reolink vs Amcrest vs Swann)"

    Unfortunately the YouTuber in question looking more at still images and how simple a system is to setup rather than the thing that really matters, which is motion images. All the good reviews about Reolink focus in still images at a distance and never do look at the motion. I guess the...
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    Deconstruction of a dangerous misleading youtube review "Finding the BEST 4K Security Camera NVR Package (Reolink vs Amcrest vs Swann)"

    I guess iFrame is something that a lot of cameras offer as a setting in firmware, where as Reolink is locked at 0.5 for main stream and 0.25 on sub stream and not adjustable (that is what support officially says). F-Stop and Focal length tend to be settings that are not adjustable in firmware...
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    Reolink?

    I know this is an older thread, and who knows if anyone will read to the end to see this anyway, but I want to put my experience with REOLINK in here and why I agree with all the negative reviews of REOLINK. I have used 3 REOLINK cameras. 2 RLC-520, 5MP and a RLC-822A 8MP (3x optical zoom)...
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    Hell Yeah! Direct Deepstack Integration - 5.4.0 - March 31, 2021

    That looks how it should for Object Detection, which is the API BI is using currently :)
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