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Manual Network Camera Setup

Jan 18, 2017

If your camera does not appear in the list of automatically detected cameras, you need to manually input the camera settings.

This section walks you through the following:

  • Telling Sighthound Video the user name and password you use to access your camera
  • Testing your camera feed
  • Giving your camera location a name

1. Tell Sighthound Video how to access your camera

If you are reading this article, you should be on the Choose setup method screen displayed below. If not, you can click your browser's back button to return to the last screen you were viewing, or go back to the beginning of the setup instructions.

Select the option to Manually specify the address of a network camera.

select manual

Click the Camera type drop-down list and look for your camera model.

Enter the URL used to access your camera, and the user name and password you used to set up your camera.

camera type popup

The set up assistant now attempts to access your camera on the network using the user name and password you entered. This may take a few seconds, or it may take up to 30 seconds or more. The blue box in the middle of the screen should change from saying "Connecting..." to displaying an image of your camera's view.

test screen

2. Create a name for your camera location

Enter a Camera location name, which is used in various places by Sighthound Video. For example, when looking for video clips, it might be easier to choose between "Front yard" and "Backyard" than it would to choose between "Camera 1" and "Camera 2."

To edit a camera location name after quitting the setup assistant, select Tools > Edit Camera Location.

location name

3. Choose to finish or add another camera

finish

4. Mount your camera

If you have not yet mounted your camera, click the link below for some tips. Where you mount your cameras and how you position them can impact your results significantly.