Oncam Grandeye Evolution EVO-05 / EVO-12 360 record audio to a Digital Sentry recorder.

Issue

Record audio from a EVO 360 camera to a Digital Sentry NVR.

Product Line

Pelco Cameras, Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • Digital Sentry 7.10 or above.
  • DSSRV / DSSRV2
  • Oncam Grandeye
    • EVO-05 (full size) v1.9.6 or greater
    • EVO-12

Cause

Firmware update 1.9.4.145 adds audio support for Evolution EVO-05 360 to Digital Sentry recording.

Resolution

As of camera firmware version 1.9.4.145 and above on the EVO-05, audio recording is now supported in Digital Sentry.

Physical installation

Connect line level microphone to preamp to EVO. EVO will use a mono 3.5mm input for audio. To test audio, use the web page (IE or Firefox) of the camera. Depending on what the firmware Oncam is using, you will use VLC or QuickTime.
Also VLC player can be used to play the RTSP stream with audio EVO-05 rtsp://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:554/h264/video.sdp?camera=13, EVO-12 rtsp://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/video.sdp?name=FE1

 

  1. Download the firmware here 1.9.6

    Note: It is important to carefully follow the instructions in the release notes for this firmware upgrade, the release notes are included in the download.

     
  2. Use the Oncam Configuration Tool to update the firmware on the camera. 




    Allow 3 to 5 minutes for the camera to update, after the firmware update a factory default of the camera is required.

     
  3. Using the Oncam Configuration Tool, select Evolution-05 Camera for the Camera Type and then check the box for the camera once it is detected. Under the "Camera Configuration" tab click the drop down next to "Send command to camera".  Select "factoryreset.cgi" and then click the Send button.


    Note: Factory defaulting the camera will result in the IP address being reset.  Default is DHCP = ON and if no DHCP server is found the camera will assign itself an IP address of 192.168.0.200.





     
  4. Access the cameras web interface and navigate to the ADMIN > Audio menu, check the box for "Enabled Audio".  Verify audio is heard from the web interface after the feature is enabled.



     
  5. Use DS Quick Setup to add the camera or to edit the cameras settings, select "Enable Audio Recording" under the Audio tab and complete the configuration.




     

It is not recommended to have any more than one motion zone configured in the camera, In-camera motion detection with audio recording can cause high camera cpu usage which can result in choppy audio.