How to View and Manage an R-Series NVR from a Computer

In this guide, we will show you how to view your R-Series camera from your computer using the CamViewer desktop application. 

Download and Launch the CamViewer Application

You can install the program from the software CD that came with your camera, or you can click here to download it from our QuickStart page.

Log Into Your Recorder

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Enter the following credentials and click the "Login" button.

1 IP Address/Product ID: Your recorder's Product ID can be found near the QR code, located on the product box or the bottom of the NVR. It can also be found on the system's information screen.
2 Client Port: 7050
3 Username: admin
4 Password admin789

The entire program is split into three main tabs: Main View, Remote Setting, and System Config.

Main View

On the Main View screen, you can view the live feed from your cameras. From here you can adjust the layout of your channels, switch pages, digitally zoom in on your footage, take a manual snapshot or recording, switch between your mainstream and substream, and more.

* PTZ functions are not currently available on any R-Series camera. However, you can still use the zoom features with your varifocal bullets and turrets. You can still use all PTZ functions if you have a PTZ camera connected to your R-Series NVR over the ONVIF protocol.

Remote Setting

All of your recorder's system menus and preferences are located within the Remote Setting tab. This screen is split into six tabs: Channel, RecordAlarmNetworkDevice, and System. To get an idea of what functions you can perform within each of the six tabs, reference the image below.

The CamViewer menu system

System Config

Within the System Configuration menu, you can set up how your computer works with the CamViewer program. Edit the file settings, file paths for your saved pictures and videos, and edit the sounds your computer makes during certain events. 

The system configuration menu, where you set up your computer settings.

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