Reolink Year in Review 2023
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Reolink App v4.43 Released
Hi there!I just received a Reolink C1 Pro which should be used for baby monitoring.I have some other Reolink cams combined with Synology Surveillance Station which work great.But now I am searching for a way to trigger the "motion detection" by audio - so that I get a notification on my mobile device, when i am not in the same room.Is something like this possible?
Hi Bob,that's good to hear - but means that my RLC-423 must be defect.As soon as I set the shutter range to lower values (still possible on older firmware v220.127.116.119_17083008_v18.104.22.168), the actual used bitrate (System -> Performance -> BitRate) goes up to 20.000 kbps an more in the night - even with maximum bitrate (Encode -> Maximum Bitrate(Kbps)) set to 4096. At the same time the CPU load (System -> Performance -> CPU loading goes up to more than 90%) - even with only one user logged in (User -> Online User).A newly bought 5MP RLC-423 does not show this behaviour.
I alreaydy complained here that the new RLC-423 firmware makes the bitrade exceed all limits.As I was able to go back to the older firmware, the problem wasn't so big to me anymore.But as soon as I set the shutter speed to 83 (new max value) on the old firmware, the bitrate grows, too.I supect, that the reason is a much more grainy picture that consumes that bandwith and makes the picture stop.So, in dark environment a higher shutter speed is helpful - at least on "old" 4MP Reolink cameras.These values should be possible an newer firmware, too.
Hello!I had best night quality with shutter speed set to maximum (125ms).After the latest firmware update, this setting was still active - but I wasn't able to change any other thing, because the value was out-of-range.It is only possible to use values upt to 83ms.What was the reason for reducing this maximum value?I can see significant loss in night performance.
Hi Bob!Thanks for your reply - my other cams are RLC-422W. I am satisfied with their night performance.I found the old firmware for the RLC-422 (4MP) - RLC-423_889_17083008.zip and it was possible to downgrade.Night performance is still not as good as the 5MP cams. BUt at least it is usuable again.Hope you can keep up support for 4MP cams with new firmwares.
Hello,I am using three Reolink Cams - two 5MP and my first one - RLC423, 4MP.I already noticed, that the nigt performance of the 5MP cams is better than the 4MP.But with the latest firmware update, it is almost unusable.Default settings are extremyl dark in the night - almost nothing can be recognized anymore. It is getting better when zooming as the additional IR LEDs switch on. But I need the full view - so this doesn't help me.With older firmwares I always found a setting (Gain Range, Shutter, Backlight) wich made the picture acceptable - but with the latest firmware its just impossible.As soon as I increase the gain range or dynamic range the picture becomes very grainy. The same settings on 5MP cams are working fine there.But I could live with the grainy picture, as long as it could be used.I set the max bitrate to 4096kbps - but as soon as the picture gets grainy, the actuel bitrate goes up extremly (over 30.000kbps) and the CPU load is reacing almost 100% - even when only one user is logged in.Then the picture is almost completly froozen.Is it possible to bring back the old performance? Can I downgrade?I need a solution urgently!Thank youJohann
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