Q: What is DVR?
A:DVR stands for Digital
Video Recorder. In a few words DVR is a simple and efficient software aiming at
recording digital video on a Linux computer. DVR runs on computers equipped with
one or more video capture cards. It can record and compress audio and video in
real time, using recent codecs like DivX or Indeo 5 for example.. DVR is a term
used to describe Digital Video Recording. Not Like analog equipment, Tape
recorder, VCR,r, DVR is pure digital, providing the highest quality surveillance
Q: -What is a PC based DVR ?
PC-based DVR is a DVR Cards built inside a computer . You have a case either a
tower or a rack mount. Inside you have your Motherboard and CPU, Network card, VGA
Card CPU, Hard Drive and memory. And inside is a PCI DVR Card. This board
capture the video from the cameras and working with the DVR software provides
all the necessary, video and recording functions: like, Video compression,
converting the video to a file, camera controls and display, record and playback
Q-What is a Stand-alone DVR?
Stand Alone DVR is an all in one VCR like unit, it has all the parts a computer
have but it mainly controlled by Bios software not a operation system like
Q: What is the difference between a PC based DVR and a
A:Because Stand Alone DVRs are built completely on just one circuit board. They
are very reliable and very easy to use. but usually have less upgradable and
resources then a PC base DVR. Their software is simple reliable and easy to use.
Basically there are no conflicts and all hardware and software are matched
exactly in this (all on one board) embedded style system. in a PC based DVR you
can add, DVD burners, CD-Burners and advanced internet and telephone access
Q:What kind of hardware do you need ?
A: DVR is able to cope
with a wide range of capture cards. Most common are CCTV cards. See links for
more sites on DVR Master.
What are the files produced by DVR ?
A: DVR produces files
in standard AVI format and uses a good number of video codecs (well known codecs
like MPEG-4, Mjpeg, The sound is stored in MP3 format or PCM.
Q-How do DVR's work with motion sensing and cameras?
A: DVR's detect motion
by looking at the video picture pixels. If the pixels change the DVR sees
motion. DVR's have a "Mask" or over lay for each camera. you can define any part
of the picture /video to trigger or not the recording. This allows a camera not
to view normally moving objects Like tress or fans. Each camera also has motion
sensitivity level setting this controls the amount of pixel change before the
systems triggers the recording of the DVR. All motion sensing is done in the DVR
software. the camera has nothing to do with motion sensing it just provides the
video to the DVR because of this.
Can DVR record from several video sources simultaneously ?
A: Yes. Our DVR card
support 4, 8, 16 Channels
Can I record audio on my DVR?
A:This depends if your
DVR Model has audio support. most of our DVR Systems Support at least one
channel audio recording. We have a 16 channel DVR which can record 16 channel of
Q: Who are our
A: Clients include Manufactures, Department stores,
Franchise Stores, Convenience stores, Retailers,
Warehouses, Restaurants and more.
Will the DVR work with my existing CCTV cameras?
A: Yes! In fact, the
"plug and play" DVRMaster DVRs makes the upgrade to digital video a snap. Simply
unplug the cameras from the back of your old DVR and plug them into the
DVRMaster System. All models come standard with everything you'll need to be up
and recording in minutes. If you currently have no cameras installed, DVRMaster.com
has a full line of cameras and accessories to fit virtually any CCTV
need or budget.
Q: How can I tell how long my DVR will
record before the hard drive is full?
A: There are several factors that determine how many days of
digital video a DVR will store. The Hardware configuration is engineered to
continue recording after the hard drive is full. Once full, the DVR simply
begins recording over the oldest video stored on the hard drive. The Frames per
second setting controls the rate of recording, and quality of the image. At 30
fps, thirty digital "snapshots" are recorded per second. Cameras attached to the
DVR will "share" the available frames per second. If you attach only one camera
to a 30fps system, that camera will record at 30fps. Add a second camera to the
DVR, and the two cameras share the 30fps and take 15fps apiece. Furthermore, a
30fps DVR with six cameras attached would allocate 5fps to each camera. The
30fps system will record 30 frames per second no matter how many cameras are
attached. The amount of "snapshots" being stored per second directly determines
how many days of video the DVR will store.
Motion Detection any camera
into a motion detector. Since the DVR can record the cameras only when there is
activity, the DVR saves storage space on the hard drive simply because there is
less data to store.
Compression techniques save
Hard Drive storage space. Video data takes up an enormous amount of hard drive
space, so it must be compressed in order to reduce the size of the files and
make it feasible to record and store large amounts of video data. JPEG
compression best preserves the integrity of the video while reducing the file
size slightly. H.263 compression decreases the file size exponentially, but it
decreases video quality. Setting the record quality to 70% H.263 compression
produces a fine video image and, at the same time, creates an acceptable file
size. Setting primary cameras on JPEG compression and secondary cameras on H.263
will allow favorable video quality and help to save hard drive space.
Frame Resolution refers to
the number of pixels in one frame of video. A standard frame resolution is
320x240, which produces roughly 76,800 parts of each snapshot. At 640x480
resolution, there are actually four times as many pixels being captured for each
video frame. It means that the cameras set at 640x480 will write four times as
much data to the hard drive as a camera that is set to 320x240
Q: What is the
difference between Economy and Professional DVR systems?
A: Two words: Performance
There are big
differences between economy and professional products. Differences include: the
way products are manufactured, how the DVR software is written, what components
are used and Features of the DVR Software Available.
DVr MAster Professional
products are high quality Systems. These are designed for average users.
Retrieving stored video from the playback area is effortless. If your security
application requires performance and reliability, then our Professional DVR
products are recommended.
Q: How do your DVR
Systems compare to other systems?
A. Our DVR System is using
High quality DVR Cards install in High quality Dell Systems which provide high
performance, full Dell warranty on the computer and quality support and
Our DVR systems are built
with Dell Systems computer hardware only. These provide quality and reliable
systems and on site support, with other high quality, name brand components. We
sell only professional grade DVR equipment for those who expect
performance and reliability from their security system.
Q: What is a main
reason between DVR Master products and competitive products?
A: The most important and
critical function of any DVR system is the Video Playback Area and
remote monitoring. This is 99% of your operation with the DVR system.
The majority of our competitor today share a similar weakness when it comes to
DVR Master products use a
more quality approach to video storage Solutions. Backing up has never been
easier, since all Our DVR's are equipped with a CD-RW or DVD-RW. We deliver only functional
solutions to meet your security needs.
Q: Can additional DVR
cards be used later to upgrade to support more cameras later?
A: Yes and No. DVR Master
products were developed to support additional cards as more cameras were needed.
This type of "upgradeable" product uses the computer system to process video and
not the strength of the card. This forces the computer to operate at higher
speeds and eventually run out of resources. The net result is instability and
system crashes. Most of our system is upgradable by changing the DVR Card only.
Professional DVR products use
the power of the card to process video and not the computer system. While
resource consumption is low, the net result is superior stability.
Q: What is the
difference between video compression solutions?
A: There are number of
elements when it comes to video compression. is picture quality,Fram Rate and
the second is file size.
Picture Quality Compression
2 - 3 KB
3 - 5 KB
5 - 7 KB
9 - 12 KB
1 - 2 KB
Q: Do you offer cash
register support or point of sale (POS) integration?
Yes. all our products that ends with GVD is using
geovision support An optional data interface is available to link our DVR
products to most cash registers. The feature provide the DVR Product the
ability to watch recorded video with actual register transactions from the DVR
Q: What are the
benefits of having a DVR system?
A: DVR can take the place of
a security monitor, motion sensors, time lapse recorder, quad processor, and
accessories. Digitally record all video, and login remotely to see your cameras.
A. Motion recording only. No
need of changing tapes. Record data to weeks or months.
Q: How can I become a
A: See the
for instructions or contact our sales office 1888-925-3235.
Q: Does it use
A: This is a digital system
and eliminates the use of videotapes. If you are currently spending $30 to $50 a
month on videotapes, for the same price you can lease a new DVR system.
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Q: What kind of video
cameras can I use?
A: We carry a large selection
of cameras. Call our toll free number and speak to a representative about what's
best for your installation.
Q: What is your
A: All purchases are
warranted up to 1 full year after the date of sale. our GVD System are dell base
comes with Dell 1 year warranty an d can be upgradable for up to 3 years. We
will gladly exchange any non-functional or non-working item for the same item
purchased. Contact our sales office at 1-888-925-3235 for assistance.
Q: Who's name will
appear on my credit card statement?
A: after purchase The name on
your credit card statement will show ATI Solutions INC.
Q: How fast do you
A: We Ship UPS Red Next Day,
UPS Blue 2nd Day, and UPS Ground approximately 3 days from purchase.
Q: What are your
A: We accept all major
Q: Do you ship
Q: Do you accept
international and foreign orders?
Yes. We accept bank wire transfers for all international
Q: Is technical
A: Yes. We offer free product
support with all purchases call our service department 888-925-3235.
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