In this guide, we will show you how to load up the web interface of your Uniview NVR and view all IP cameras connected in realtime.
Step 1: Open up either Internet Explorer or Firefox and type in the IP address of your NVR and hit “Enter”. (In this example, the IP address is “http://192.168.1.66:8080”)
Step 2: If this is the first time accessing your NVR with a web browser, you will be prompted to download a plugin. Please click on the “Download” link to start the download. If not, please skip to Step 4.
Step 3: If this is the first time accessing your NVR with a web browser and you have downloaded the plugin, you may receive a popup asking whether or not to Run/Open or Save the plugin. Just choose “Run/Open” and follow directions on the screen. After plugin has installed, restart your browser and type in the IP address of the NVR again and hit “Enter”.
Step 4: Type in your username and password and click on the “Login” button. The default username and password are:
Step 5: Once you have successfully logged in, you will see a grid layout with blank squares. On the left hand column, you will see the list of available and active cameras connected to your NVR. From here you can click on the camera you wish to display after you have chosen which blank square to display an image in.
Step 6: If you would like to display all cameras in the order they are connected, you can also click on the the small play button near the bottom left corner of the web interface. This will load all cameras at the same time in their default stream resolutions (Default: Sub Stream).
Step 7: Next to each of the cameras listed, you will find an icon with either the number “1” or “2” in a circle. By clicking on this icon, it will allow you to choose and change between viewing the camera in the full resolution or a lower resolution. Viewing a camera in the full resolution, Main Stream (1), will give you the best possible picture, but if your network speed does not support it the picture will end up choppy or skipping frames. If you are starting to notice this, change each of the cameras to use the Sub Stream (2) to produce a more fluid and constant picture.
Step 8: In the bottom left area of the preview grid area, there is a button that will allow you to change between grid layouts. You will have the option to cycle between 1, 4, 9 or 16 camera views. Also along this row you will find a button that will allow you to view the grid layout in Full Screen, which you can exit out of using the Esc key. You will also find a button that will allow you to toggle all cameras between the Main Stream and Sub Stream resolutions, similar to the option in Step 7 .
Step 9: You can also take advantage of the high resolution of each camera and use the Digital Zoom feature to zoom in on a certain area of the view of a camera. To use this feature, first either double-click on a certain channel square to bring it to full view or just click once in the a camera’s square to activate that channel and then click on the Digital Zoom button highlighted in the picture to the left.
Step 9: After the digital zoom is enabled, you can left-click and hold to draw a rectangle. Make sure the rectangle at least surrounds the area you want to focus in on. When satisfied, release the left mouse button and the channel window will now zoom into that area. The channel window will stay zoomed into this view until you either click on the digital zoom button or right-click within the channel window.