How to Build a DVR

Turn your PC into a Professional-Grade Security DVR with this amazing DVR Card and Software from Worldeyecam.

Every Geovision DVR Card that leaves our warehouse includes: newest hardware version of that particular card, newest Full Version software CD, newest manual, camera connection cables, and full retail box . In short, you get an authentic Geovision DVR Card with everything you need to build your DVR (other then your PC).

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It's easy to install. This card simply plugs into a PCI slot on the back of your computer. Then you can connect all of your cameras to it. Once your cameras are hooked up, just install the software and you are ready to record and view your cameras. Plus when you purchase your card from us you get FREE Lifetime Toll-Free Technical Support too!

Step 1: Unpack
In this example we show the GeoVision kit which is ideal for home or a small to large business which requires between 1 and 16 cameras.

A typical kit includes a GeoVision PCI DVR card, additional backplane adapters, security cameras, mounting brackets, cables, power supply units (if purchased) and the GeoVision software CD with the latest version available.

Step 2: Installing the GeoVision card
To install the GeoVision card, turn off your PC at the main socket and remove the outer casing. Find a free PCI slot and insert the GeoVision card.

There is a connector cable to plug-in to the reset switch on the motherboard. This is used by the WatchDog facility in the GeoVision software to automatically reboot your PC if it crashes or hangs due to any hardware fault.

Step 3: Connecting your cameras to Power adapters
and GeoVision card.

To connect your cameras to the Power supply and GeoVison card you will need to use BNC cables (Figure 3-1). *Note:You should have one bundle of BNC cables per camera.

Connect your camera to the BNC cable (Figure 3-2 & Figure 3-3)

Next, Connect the opposite ends of the BNC cable to the the Power adapter and the back of the GeoVision card (Figure 3-4 & Figure 3-5)

Step 4: Mounting the cameras
All of our cameras are supplied with mounting brackets. You just fix the bracket with the screws and raw plug supplied to a suitable location on a wall or ceiling. If you are mounting the camera externally make sure you protect any cable joins from the weather by covering them with a waterproof case or joining the cables inside the building.

Step 5: Where to install cameras
We offer a range of different security cameras for different requirements. The bullet camera illustrated opposite can used internally or externally and is completely weatherproof. Different lenses are available for these cameras, depending on the field of view you require.

Step 6: Installing the software
Insert the GeoVision CD into your CD drive and choose the main installation program. Follow the prompts to configure your cameras and setup the recording and monitoring options with internet remote view.

How do I choose the right card for a particular system?

Geovision breaks their product line down by two things.

Channels: This is how many cameras can be captured and recorded by the DVR card. Total frames per card divided by the number of channels/cameras that are installed.

Frames Per Second: This is the total number of frames per second that the card can capture.
Slow: 1-4 fps - Slower than Time Lapse Video
OK: 5-9 fps - Time Lapse Video
Good: 10-15 fps - Good Motion Video
Better: 16-29 fps - Near Full Motion Video
Best: 30 fps - Full Motion Video

Choose a card that has enough video inputs to cover the maximum number of cameras you need to use. Computer/Cameras not included.

For example: The GV-1240 card can record a total of 240 fps. That means that if you are use up to 8 cameras, then you will record 30 images per second per camera. If you use 16 cameras, then you record at 15 fps each (240 divided by 16).

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How to Add IP Cameras to GeoVision

1. Within the MultiCam software, navigate to Configure -> System Configure -> IP Camera Install.

2. Find the button labeled IP Device Utility to start the application.

3. IP Device Utility will search for IP cameras on the network. Then click on the General Settings tab to see a list of recognized cameras on your network. If you don't see the proper amount of cameras listed here, make sure all data and/or power cables are securely connected.

4. Under this tab, you will see the camera models, MAC addresses and firmware versions listed. You can see in the picture below that the cameras found all have the default IP address of We need to change/assign different IP addresses for each camera on the network in order for proper function of the software. The easiest way to do this is to click on the button labeled Auto Set IP Address (highlighted in red). This will automatically assign sequential IP addresses for each of the cameras, based on your current network setup.

5. After clicking the button, you should see the dialog box asking for User name and password. Use the default username/password of admin/admin. Click Configure and you should then see a dialogue box warning that it will assign IP addresses to all cameras. If you want to continue, press Yes and you should see then see a progress bar detailing what is happening.

6. If successful, you should see listed the same IP cameras, but with new sequential IP addresses. If not, repeat steps 4 and 5. After reviewing this window, close the window to return back to the IP Camera Install window.

7. From the IP Camera Install window, click on Scan Camera to open the utility to scan for cameras to add. In the new window that opens, start the scan by clicking on the button labeled Start Scan. You should then see a progress bar for the scanning process.

8. To add each camera listed in the window, you must double-click on the name of the camera to enter in a query mode where the program will ask the camera what resolution it supports.

9. Enter in the default user name and password (admin/admin) for the camera.

10. Within this window, the camera is automatically queried for available resolutions. As you can see in the window below, it has been detected under Codec Type and automatically filled in. Click Apply to add the camera into the main IP Camera Install window. Repeat steps 8-10 for each camera. Close the Scan Camera window when finished with all cameras.

11. Back in the main IP Camera Install window is the last step. For each camera, you can right click on the name of the camera and a menu should appear. From within this menu, you must choose the position/window you want the IP camera assigned to. It will be under the Display Position menu choice. Repeat this for each camera and when finished, click on OK and your IP cameras should be properly installed.

Geovision Software Downloads

V8.4 Remote View SOFTWARE is included with your purchase.
v8.4 Installation Guide v8.4 New Feature Guide
How to View Live Video on Mac OS X (Geovision)
v8.33 Compatible with Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 32bit & 64bit
GV600 Geovision DVR Card GV650 Geovision DVR Card GV800 Geovision DVR Card GV1120 Geovision DVR Card GV1240 Geovision DVR Card GV1480 Geovision DVR Card
Geovision DVR Card Model GV-600 GV-650 GV-800 GV-1120 GV-1240 GV-1480
Total Record & Display Speed: 30 fps 60 fps 120 fps 120/480fps 240/480fps 480/480 fps
Camera Inputs
(varies per card):
4,8,12 or 16 4,8,12 or 16 4,8,12 or 16 8,12 or 16 8 or 16 16 or 32
Audio Inputs: 1 2 4 8 or 16 8 or 16 16 or 32
Number of days a 200GB drive will last @ 8 hours per day recording 16 cameras. 60 Days 30 Days 16 Days 16 Days 8.3 Days 6.5 Days

FPS (Frames Per Second) Recorded and Displayed, per camera

32Ch: GV-1480-32ch NA NA NA NA NA 30
16Ch: 1.9 3.8 7.5 7.5 15 30
8 Ch: 3.8 7.5 15 15 30 30
4 Ch: 7.5 15 30 30 30 30
2 Ch: 15 30 30 30 30 30
Card Model: GV-600 GV-650 GV-800 GV-1120 GV-1240 GV-1480-16
2 Cards in 1 system:

Installation Guide for 2 Card installations

Installation Guide for 2 Card installations

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Need more video channels? You can install 2 Cards in 1 system: View Instructions Below

GV-600, GV-650, GV-800

GV-1120, GV-1240, GV-1480

DVR Cards turn your PC into a Pro-Grade Security DVR with the amazing DVR Card and Software from Geovision. Includes the latest Geovision Surveillance Software! All Geovision Cards are current, brand new , includes Software DVD, Remote Viewing Software, camera connections, user manual, and everything you need for smooth installation.

DVR card installation is a snap. Simply plug the DVR card into any available PCI based slot on your motherboard. Insert the disc that accompanies your DVR card, follow a few easy steps and you'll be up and running in no time. After you get your card installed you will soon see how easy it is to setup very in depth features and remote access capabilities. You can setup certain users to have different access than others, such as a manager being able to access all the cameras and an employee be able to access only a drive threw camera. The possibilities are endless! With nothing else to buy no matter how many users you decide you need to have accessing the system!

When you purchase your DVR cards from us you not only get a great product at an incredible price. You get great service and technical support that is 2nd to NONE!!

GV Mobile Phone Applications Download

GV-AView V1

for Android
(installation guide pdf)

GV-iView V2.11

for iPhone
and iPod Touch

GV-Remote View
for BlackBerry
- BlackBerry App World
- BlackBerry OS V4.x.x
- BlackBerry OS v5.0

GV-GView V2

for Win PDA
Win Mobile 5.0
and 2003 for Pocket PC Win Mobile 6 / 6.1 Classic and Professional

for Win Smartphone
- GV-MSView V2
(Win Mobile 5.0)

- GV-MSView V3
(Win Mobile 6 / 6.1)

SSView V3
for Symbian
Nokia S60 2nd
& 3rd Edition

Printable Version