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MD4 - Updated List of tested, functional IP cameras

David Holcomb 9 years ago in Master modules / MD4 updated by Lars Bolduc 4 weeks ago 11
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Is there a running list of IP cameras that have been tested for operation with the MD4 that have worked successfully?
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I too would like to know if anyone has any further information?
We do not currently maintain a list of cameras. But I can give some hints on what is required from the camera in order to work with the MD4.

The MD4 supports MJPEG (Motion JPEG) video streams. The stream can be received using HTTP protocol or RTSP/RTP protocol. So the camera must support MJPEG over either HTTP or RTSP/RTP. Currently we do not support H.264 encoding.

One of the tricky parts when testing a new camera is to find the URL where the video stream is available. In the IQANdesign user manual there are examples that works with Axis cameras and video encoders:

HTTP URL: http://192.168.128.1/mjpg/video.mjpg?resolution=640x480

RTSP URL: rtsp://192.168.128.1/axis-media/media.amp?videocodec=jpeg&resolution=640x480

For other cameras the URL is sometimes stated in the user manual. Another source of information is the following web site which contains a database of IP cameras and the URL they are using: http://www.ispyconnect.com/sources.aspx.

More information on how to setup an Axis camera can be found here: http://forum.iqan.se/topic/513034-axis-camera-setup-with-iqan/. The process is similar with other cameras.

Is there any update with H.264 support?


Have someone tested another cameras than Parker SV?

Late reply, but that might help others.


I was able to connect with an IP surveillance CAM. (ex: Lorex or FLIR or other ONVIF cams). In your proprietary cam config page, just create a dedicated "substream" configured to output a MJPEG stream. Then, find the right RTSP URL format for your camera type (you will need to ensure it points to the low res MJPEG substream, not the main full resolution H.264 stream). IQAN display also needs this stream to match the resolution you choose while programming the display, so make sure everything is the same size. (even if the video widget is larger than your physical screen, it's ok. As long as the widget pixel size matches the MJPEG stream from the IP camera).

Have fun.

A reference to this old post popped up in another discussion. 

Worth commenting on here is that the original answer is 8 years old, and relates to IQANdesign version 3. 

Since version 4, IQANdesign supports two types of camera modules, the IQAN-SV camera and the generic camera for other brands of cameras. The generic camera module in IQANdesign support MJPEG over RTSP/RTP.



I have had difficulty with attempting to use generic IP cameras in IQANdesign 6.08.

The camera I am trying to use has a MJPEG substream over RTSP.

I have configured it to have a set IP address of 192.168.128.11 and subnet mask of 255.255.128.0 with a default gateway of 192.168.128.1 as detailed in the IQAN instructions.

I have set the resolution of the video widget to be the same as the stream resolution.

I have entered the username and password required to connect to the camera.

I have entered the URL of the camera's substream into the program.

On the MD4 screen the status text is cycling between 'Cam Connected', 'Cam Streaming...' and 'Cam lost connection' but the stream does not come through.

Are there any other requirements that I am unaware of such as the RTSP port number etc?

I have had difficulty with attempting to use generic IP cameras in IQANdesign 6.08.

The camera I am trying to use has a MJPEG substream over RTSP.

I have configured it to have a set IP address of 192.168.128.11 and subnet mask of 255.255.128.0 with a default gateway of 192.168.128.1 as detailed in the IQAN instructions.

I have set the resolution of the video widget to be the same as the stream resolution.

I have entered the username and password required to connect to the camera. 

I have entered the URL of the camera's substream into the program.

On the MD4 screen the status text is cycling between 'Cam Connected', 'Cam Streaming...' and 'Cam lost connection' but the stream does not come through.

Are there any other requirements that I am unaware of such as the RTSP port number etc?

I use my generic cams at 640x480 25FPS. Maybe bandwidth issues for you?

I know it was very particular about the format of the 'path' in IQAN.

Mine is /axis-media/media.amp?videocodec=jpeg

Try a few variations of your url path, and confirm you can navigate to it via a PC and see the video stream.

   

I also had to enable 'allow anonymous viewers' on the cams.

Hi Lars, 

The camera I am trying to use is set to the same settings (640x480 at 25FPS).

The path I am using is specified by the supplier as:

/stander/livestream/0/1

I have been able to navigate to the stream of the camera on my PC just fine.

What is the camera you are using so I can try to dig deeper on the differences?

Thanks for your response.