Overview: The ClearView Panther-08HP DVR is an 8-channel DVR (digital
video recorder) with a built-in 1 TB HDD (hard disk drive). The DVR
lets you simultaneously record video from up to 8 connected cameras. This DVR
features "Tribrid" technology, which lets you connect three different types of
cameras: HD-AVS, IP, and Analog. Even if your existing system has older analog
cameras, you can upgrade your existing system while adding high-resolution HD
Note: The Panther-08HP-Tribrid does not include any
cameras in the box.
1 TB Capacity: The Panther-08HP DVR includes a built-in 1 TB HDD (hard disk
drive) that gives you thousands of hours of storage. You can expand the capacity
of the DVR by adding a second SATA HDD, if desired. The DVR can accept up to 8
TB of total storage.
Operating System: The Panther-08HP has an embedded LINUX operating system to
maintain stable operation.
DVR: The component-style DVR lets you monitor and
record video (at up to 30 fps) up to eight channels of video from the
remotely-mounted cameras. The unit also has four audio inputs for use with
optional microphones. The system
uses H.264 video compression and G.711 audio compression. You can set up the DVR
to perform motion detection recording, scheduled recording, alarm recording, and
manual recording. Each recording can be up to 120 minutes in length, with the
default set to 60 minutes.
Monitoring: You can monitor all eight cameras at the same
time, or any of the cameras individually. The DVR has an HDMI port for
outputting HD video to a TV, and a VGA output for sending a composite signal to
a PC or monitor.
Privacy Masking: If there are areas in the camera's view
that you do not wish to show, you can use privacy masking to obscure those
areas. Up to 4 zones per camera can be selected for privacy masking.
Pan Tilt Zoom: When PTZ-capable cameras are connected, you
can set up each camera to pan and tilt up/down/left/right in a constant pattern,
or when an alarm is triggered. You can also control the panning speed, zoom,
focus, and iris.
Network Operation: The Panther-08HP supports real-time monitoring
via a network connection. You will be able to monitor on a PC as a web viewer,
as part of a CMS (central management system), or on a smartphone app (iPhone,
iPad, Android, or Windows Phone). In addition, you can perform video recording
searches remotely, and control the pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) action on
Video Playback: When you are ready to play back recordings, you can
search by time, type, or channel. Videos can be played back at normal speed,
fast play, slow play, manual frame-by-frame playback, and reverse play. You can
switch to the previous or next file, or any file in the current play list. If
there are files from another channel recorded at the same time, you can
immediately switch to that file. All channel synchronous real time playback is
also available. In continuous play mode, the next file automatically plays when
the current file ends.
Backup: The Panther-08HP allows you to backup your HDD via the
provided USB ports. You can use a flash drive, portable HDD, or a disk burner.
You can also perform backup to the cloud via network download for off-site
Connections: The Panther-08HP DVR has the following connections:
- Front Panel: USB port (Type A) for connecting supplied
- Rear Panel:
- Video In: BNC x8
- Audio In: RCA x4
- Audio Out: RCA
- USB Port (Type A)
- Network Port: RJ-45
- HDMI (Type A)
- RS232 port (for connecting keyboard or to PC)
- Video VGA Output: Female DE-15
- PTZ Control: 2-pin RS485 port
- Power Socket: DC 12V (Tip +)
- Ground Screw
- Alarm Input/Output: Two 12-pin RS485 connectors
- Power Switch