Ever get frustrated while trying to access a video feed? Or get stuck when playing back video clips? Most of the times the internet is to blame, but don’t you worry no more, some simple tricks might be helpful here. We will introduce five tips that will improve your remote connection experience and make things go much smoother.
TIP NUMBER 1: SET A SUITABLE BITRATE.
Because of the resolution limits, higher bitrate does not necessarily guarantee higher picture quality. Also, higher bitrates require more band width. This means it will take more time for computers and mobile devices to load a video. We recommend specifying bitrate settings for different resolutions and encoding types.
Setting a suitable bitrate will ensure good image quality and a fluid remote preview. For example, a bitrate of 4Mbps (4096Kbps) is the optimal value for a 2 MP / 25 FPS / H.265 configuration.
TIP NUMBER 2: SET THE SUITABLE FPS (FRAME RATE PER SECOND)
Frame Rate Per Second or FPS, is the number of individual video frames that your camera captures per second. Higher frame rates will make a video play more smoothly. We recommend setting a frame rate higher than 15fps to guarantee fluid video feeds. Meanwhile, a lower FPS for less important channels will liberate your band width significantly which is especially helpful when there are 9 or more channels.
TIP NUMBER 3: SWITCH BETWEEN THE MAIN STREAM AND SUB STREAM AT THE RIGHT TIME.
You can view your camera feed using the main stream or the sub stream which is an independent stream with lower resolution designed for remote viewing scenarios like mobile devices. The sub stream will significantly reduce data loss rates and delay to ensure smooth remote connections and control when previewing more than four channels in. for example something like a common 9 channel layout. Switching to a sub stream can reduce the decoding pressure from a computer and mobile phone. This will help to maintain a good remote preview.
TIP NUMBER 4: CONFIGURE PORT MAPPING AND DDNS
There are two ways Hikvision’s Hik-connect App can access video streams from your cameras or storage devices. The first is to forward a stream using the Hik-Connect cloud, the second is to send a stream via IP connection.
In slower network conditions, using an IP connection with a DDNS configuration is smoother than cloud forwarding
Simply map the HTTP and server port of the recording device on the router first, then set the DDNS on the Hik-Connect app or web page.
TIP NUMBER 5: CONFIGURE “SMOOTH STREAMING” FUNCTION
Smooth streaming technology improves video quality and the viewing experience. You may find this function on configuration page of 3, 5, 7 series cameras, deepinmind NVR and I series NVR.
It can automatically adjust the bitrates and resolutions according to real-time network conditions. With its self-correcting mechanism, smooth streaming technology resolves mosaics and delay problems caused by packet loss or error codes under complex network conditions.
There you have it, five tips to help make your video feed smoother we hope this blog has been helpful for you to improve your quality. Drop us a comment in the comment box on how you have been impacted. Thank you.
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