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Hikvision DS-2CD2742FWD-IS IP Camera

Introduction

The Hikvision DS-2CD2742FWD-IS IP camera is a high quality camera. With the last firmware update, the administration panel is no longer compatible with modern browsers like Chrome or FireFox. There is still a way to get the video stream from these browsers via the Hikvision proprietary protocol ISAPI.

In the following, we assume

Hikvision DS-2CD2742FWD-IS IP camera

Snapshot

The first command allows the user to get a snapshot. The camera sent a JPG image to the browser:

HTTP without authentification

http://<IP of the camera>:<HTTP port>/ISAPI/Streaming/channels/1/picture

HTTP with authentification

http://<username>:<password>@<IP of the camera>:<HTTP port>/ISAPI/Streaming/channels/1/picture

This command returns a 4 mega pixels image (resolution = 2688 x 1520 pixels). Here is an example of snapshoot:

Snapshot in browser of a Hikvision DS-2CD2742FWD-IS IP camera

Same snapshot by night:

Snapshot in browser of a Hikvision DS-2CD2742FWD-IS IP camera by night

Video stream

The second command is for getting live video stream. The camera sent a h.264 stream to the browser:

HTTP without authentification

http://<IP of the camera>:<HTTP port>/ISAPI/Streaming/channels/102/httpPreview

HTTP with authentification

http://<username>:<password>@<IP of the camera>:<HTTP port>/ISAPI/Streaming/channels/102/httpPreview

This command returns a 640x360 live stream. Unfortunatly, this is the maximum resolution I was able to get, and probably the best resolution we can get in a browser.

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Last update : 01/15/2021