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I have a stupid, possibly rudimentary question: I have a client that has a surveillance sytem at a dance studio, I think a total of 8 cameras. He wants to split the cameras on two different monitors/TVs. Simple, just use a good quality HDMI splitter. However, it’s not that simple, he wants to be able to see two different streams on both monitors. So, of the 8 cameras, he wants to see four on one monitor and the other four on another one. Is this even feasible? If so, what do I. Use?
 

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What recording device is currently in use?
PC with VMS or NVR?

PC with VMS would be the easiest to setup multiple views.
An NVR allowing a spot monitor highly depends on the series of the NVR. The cheap ones won't have the functionality.

Next is a decoder of sorts. Like a network to HDMI decoder.
Basically like a Chromecast but designed to load a specific RTSP stream.

Another goofy idea is a second NVR logging into the other one.
 
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What recording device is currently in use?
PC with VMS or NVR?

PC with VMS would be the easiest to setup multiple views.
An NVR allowing a spot monitor highly depends on the series of the NVR. The cheap ones won't have the functionality.

Next is a decoder of sorts. Like a network to HDMI decoder.
Basically like a Chromecast but designed to load a specific RTSP stream.

Another goofy idea is a second NVR logging into the other one.
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What recording device is currently in use?
PC with VMS or NVR?

PC with VMS would be the easiest to setup multiple views.
An NVR allowing a spot monitor highly depends on the series of the NVR. The cheap ones won't have the functionality.

Next is a decoder of sorts. Like a network to HDMI decoder.
Basically like a Chromecast but designed to load a specific RTSP stream.

Another goofy idea is a second NVR logging into the other one.

It’s an NVR. A cheap one too. LOREX.
 

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Hmmmm really? I’ll look into it.
It takes a PC to run the software.

I have an android tablets around for monitor by the bed, and I use
a couple old Raspberry pi connected to old monitors for bigger display.
 

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BI has a free trial, so download and give it a shot. You can pull the video feeds right from your NVR into it.

In BI, you select add camera and put the IP address of the NVR into the IP address location. Put in username and password and hit find/inspect and let BI do its thing.

Then about halfway down is a pull down for Camera number and pick camera 1 and then hit ok. The camera should show up. Then add camera and the select copy and copy this camera and then change the number 1 to a 2 and repeat for your cameras.
 

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I'm not opposed to a VMS solution.
But I'm thinking about the clients technical capabilities.

Ideally I'd just to a decoder because they cannot muck it up easily.
 
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BI has a free trial, so download and give it a shot. You can pull the video feeds right from your NVR into it.

In BI, you select add camera and put the IP address of the NVR into the IP address location. Put in username and password and hit find/inspect and let BI do its thing.

Then about halfway down is a pull down for Camera number and pick camera 1 and then hit ok. The camera should show up. Then add camera and the select copy and copy this camera and then change the number 1 to a 2 and repeat for your cameras.
Nice!!
 
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I'm not opposed to a VMS solution.
But I'm thinking about the clients technical capabilities.

Ideally I'd just to a decoder because they cannot muck it up easily.
That’s my concern as well. I don’t want to add a complicated software to their system and they call me two days later because they can’t remember the instructions. I wish there was a more similar solution.
 

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Well you set it up and then just have a desktop link or app tab for UI3 that either launches automatically or they login into, but give them an account for this that only allows them to pull the video feeds up and not able to change anything.
 
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Well you set it up and then just have a desktop link or app tab for UI3 that either launches automatically or they login into, but give them an account for this that only allows them to pull the video feeds up and not able to change anything.
Got it!
 

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I think the easiest solution is to just get a mini PC for the second monitor and load the Lorex Cloud software on it. Then you don't need to worry about setting up a completely different recorder. Minix has some pretty small and cheap PC's capable of running a continuous camera stream.
 
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