List Of Supported Cameras

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TrendNetJoe
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List Of Supported Cameras

Post by TrendNetJoe » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:22 pm

Does Blue Iris have a link, listing the cameras currently supported?
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Re: List Of Supported Cameras

Post by Matts1984 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:27 pm

That would be a very, very, very long list. Essentially any camera that supports ONVIF/RTSP should work just fine which with the foreign (ie Asia) market there are probably 100 different brands of the same Dahua or Hikvision camera. 80-90% (I'm not making that number up, I've read it) are either Hikvision or Dahua cameras - or a rebrand of them. It's possible to get others to work as well but expect frustration and continuing cat and mouse game with things like Nest, etc.

That said, I'm not really aware of an official "officially supported" list. So many of the cameras are really more or less the same that it comes down to more "what features are you looking for" and... which one has the best deal on Amazon/eBay. I've been very happy with my SV3C cameras. Documentation isn't the best but really, you don't need it once the camera is online.
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Re: List Of Supported Cameras

Post by TrendNetJoe » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:16 pm

Thanks Matt1984,

I currently have some old TrendNet cams TV-IP100 & TV-IP501, plus a newer one from Wansview Q3S; are any of these supported by Blue-Iris?

Joe
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Re: List Of Supported Cameras

Post by Matts1984 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:41 pm

The Wansview should absolutely work, no question. At first I started looking at the Trendnets and you're right, they are definitely older and I was going to say - I'd suspect so but won't guarantee it.... until I looked at the BI Import Wizard and the models you have are actually predefined in it's library so I'd very highly expect that they will - without trying myself though of course.
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Re: List Of Supported Cameras

Post by broachoski » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:15 am

I am using about 15 different Chinese odd ball cameras and a couple Dahua and BI detected all of them and categorized them as generic/ONVIF and assigned various Main and Sub stream inputs.
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Re: List Of Supported Cameras

Post by Matts1984 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:32 pm

Yeah mine are running generic/ONVIF too and work great. I think BI's capability of working with cameras is very flexible and configurable... there are some manufacturers however that just want you to use (ie pay) for their own system and limit/restrict the ability to use it openly.
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Re: List Of Supported Cameras

Post by TrendNetJoe » Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:38 pm

Thanks to everyone for the replies,

Joe
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