How to access the SD Card

The HD camera models allow you to record videos and snapshots to the internal SD card. The easiest way to access your alarm recordings is to use our smartphone apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8 / 10 or Blackberry.

SD Card Access

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The HD camera models use an internal (removable) SD card to record videos, alarm snapshots and whole photo series that can be used for later time lapse conversions. You can access the recorded files directly via the cameras web user interface or with an FTP client. The webUI is the quickest way to download files and screen them on your computer, tablet or smartphone from your default web browser. But FTP clients offer a few features that will be more convenient if you have to go through a large number of files from your SD card. Please be aware that the FTP client has to support the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) to access the SD card. Please be aware that you will only be able to download files - the FTP clients will not offer your WRITE rights on the SD storage! Below you can find a short selection of clients that will work with your INSTAR camera.

For indoor models you can always remove the SD card and use it with a card reader on your computer or mobile device for easy access.

Smartphone Apps

The HD camera models allow you to record videos and snapshots to the internal SD card. The easiest way to access your alarm recordings is to use our smartphone apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8 / 10 or Blackberry.

INSTAR Camera Tool

Windows

macOS

You can find our Camera Tool for Windows, macOS or LINUX here.

Web User Interface

The HD camera models allow you to record videos and snapshots to the internal SD card. To quickly access your recordings, click on the Features / SD Card link inside your cameras web user interface.

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The SD cards file directory will open in a new tab. Please type in your camera login to access your recorded files. If the link is not displayed the SD is no longer mounted by the cameras operating system - please remove the SD card and push it back in.

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The HD camera models allow you to record videos and snapshots to the internal SD card. To quickly access your recordings, click on the SD Card link inside your cameras web user interface.

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The SD cards file directory will open in a new tab. Please type in your camera login to access your recorded files. If the link is not displayed the SD is no longer mounted by the cameras operating system - please remove the SD card and push it back in.

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Your camera generates a new directory for each new day and a new recordXXX directory for every 200 recordings of that day. Every alarm event creates an *.avi file that starts with the capital letter A - planned recordings with the letter P and so on - followed by a timecode for the alarm trigger.

File System

The default behavior of most internet browsers is to download the video after you clicked on it. Browsers like the Mozilla Firefox off you support for the VLC plugin to display the video directly inside the browser window. Please make sure that you activate the Firefox plugin during the installation process of the VLC player and restart your browser after the installation. The VLC Web Plugin should now be listed inside the Addons window under Plugins.

Video Player Plugin

Windows Software

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