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ClearView Panther Tribrid DVR

8-channel digital video recorder with 1TB storage

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Overview

Our take on the ClearView Panther Tribrid DVR

Many DVR units are compatible with only specific types of cameras. The ClearView Panther is known as a Tribrid DVR because it works with the three most common types of surveillance camera on the market — HD-AVS, Analog, and IP. That means you can use it with your older cameras, newer cameras, or a combination of both. And the functionality doesn't stop there. The unit includes multiple inputs and outputs that allow you to connect network devices, additional memory, remote controls and more.

A DVR with multi-camera compatibility

Many DVR units are compatible with only specific types of cameras. The ClearView Panther is known as a Tribrid DVR because it works with the three most common types of surveillance camera on the market — HD-AVS, Analog, and IP. That means you can use it with your older cameras, newer cameras, or a combination of both. And the functionality doesn't stop there. The unit includes multiple inputs and outputs that allow you to connect network devices, additional memory, remote controls and more.

No matter which cameras and devices you choose to connect, you'll get high-quality video surveillance from the DVR. The Panther supports full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) recording at 15 frames per second, and records to an internal 1TB (terabyte) hard drive. If you need more space, dual SATA slots support up to 8TB of additional storage. You can set the machine to record continuously, respond to triggers, or schedule specific times of day. Use networking functions to send alerts to your mobile device, so you always know what's happening.

Product Highlights:

  • digital video recorder with 8 HD channels and 1TB internal hard drive
  • compatible with analog, HD, and IP surveillance cameras
  • resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels (15 fps)
  • manual, continuous, and scheduled recording modes
  • receive alert notifications on your mobile device
  • privacy masking zones for cameras in sensitive areas
Connections and Interfaces:
  • simultaneous HDMI and VGA video output
  • eight-channel video input via BNC
  • four-channel audio input via BNC
  • dual SATA ports for up to 8TB of additional memory
  • dual USB 2.0 ports: one front, one back
  • RJ-45 Ethernet port
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What's in the Box:

  • Panther-08HP Tribrid 8-channel DVR
  • AC adapter with attached 48" DC output cord (DC output: 12V 5A)
  • 59" AC power cord (IEC 3-prong plug)
  • 79" Ethernet cable (RJ-45 plugs on both ends)
  • Wireless remote control
  • Mouse with attached 56" USB cable (Type A USB)
  • 10" SATA HDD cable
  • Two 12-pin plug-in RS-485 connectors
  • Ground screw (M3 x 5mm) with flat and split lock washers
  • 6 Hex/Phillips head screws (1/4" length)
  • User Manual and Quick Start Guide on CD-ROM

Looked to get a new CCTV DVR for my home surveillance cameras. The setup up was semi-difficult to set up but works great now. Couldn't be happier with my purchase. Just looking to add some more cameras now.

Justin, Coralville, IA

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ClearView Panther Tribrid DVR Reviews

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Great product

Justin from Coralville, IA on 9/24/2017

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Looked to get a new CCTV DVR for my home surveillance cameras. The setup up was semi-difficult to set up but works great now. Couldn't be happier with my purchase. Just looking to add some more cameras now.

Pros: Great options (continuous, motion, or snap photos) Perfect amount of camera slots Ample amount of space

Cons: Initial set up was slightly difficult Wish there were paper instructions

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Features

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 recording capability.

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 compatible cameras.

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 storage.

Connections: The Panther-08HP DVR has the following connections:

  • Front Panel: USB port (Type A) for connecting supplied optical mouse
  • 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

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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings/connections on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. You can also view/download the owner's manual directly from our website under the heading "What's in the Box". If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Kenny  Jun 02, 2017 ]  Staff
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