InstarVision 2 System
InstarVision 2.0 System

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InstarVision 2.0 Surveillance Center User Interface - System
  • Language

    Choose your system language. You have to restart the software after changing to another language. Please be aware that old log entries will remain in the language that they were originally written in.

  • Start View

    Define the amount of channels you want to be displayed, when you open the Surveillance Center and adjust if you want the software to be started normally, minimized, full screen or hidden to the tray area. Please activate the Multi-Monitor Support - if you have problems displaying your cameras video on your secondary monitor - and mute the audio to make sure that no audio stream from your server location is send to your cameras by mistake.

  • Display Next Page Every

    If you select a viewport layout that offers less ports than you have active channels, let InstarVision switch the displayed cameras automatically. E.g. you have 2 cameras but want to display only one at the time to maximize the viewport size. You can also use the arrow keys in the Layout Menu to switch between channels manually.

  • Web Server Port

    The software offers a Web Server to stream your cameras into your local network (or to the internet). The web server port is the HTTP port that you have to use to access the software´s web user interface. E.g. your servers IP address on the local network is and the Surveillance Center web port is set to 8081, simply type into your web browsers address bar to access the user interface. Remove the check-mark at Web Server Login if you want to be able to access the web user interface without being asked for a login.

  • RTSP Server Port

    The software can broadcast the camera´s video stream via the Real-time Streaming Protocol. Use a streaming software like the VLC Player to access the stream by the following command:

    rtsp://<Cuser>:<password>@<ServerAddress>:<RTSP Port>/live.sdp?CH=1

    Choose the camera channel you want to stream by changing the channel number at the end of the address (the example above - CH=1 will access the stream from the camera assigned to channel 1).

  • Password Protection

    The standard login (user: admin & password: instar) is deactivated by default. If you want to activate the login during start-up of the software, set the check-mark here and change the login in the User Menu.

  • Video Mode

    If you cannot see the live video of your camera - even though it is connected and you are able to make video recordings - please switch the YUY2 Video Encoding!

  How to use the Webserver Function?

InstarVision 2.0 :: Server

1 It is recommended to change the Webserver Port to a port higher than 8080. If you use your web server locally, you might want to deactivate the requirement for a login. It should be kept on if you plan to access the server from the internet.

InstarVision 2.0 :: Server

2 Open the Webserver Menu to check your local IP address and type it into your web browser, followed by the Webserver Port. The default login is admin / instar. Follow the link above for more details!

  How to use the RTSP Stream in VLC Player

InstarVision 2.0 :: Server

1 Make sure that InstarVision is running in the background, open the VLC Player - go to the Media Menu and choose to Open Network Stream. You can also just press Ctrl + N to open the network stream dialogue.

InstarVision 2.0 :: Server

2 Type in the RTSP stream path (see above) and change the IP/DDNS address, RTSP port and channel (CH=1-64) according to your setup. You can use the local IP address of your InstarVision server from all computer connected to your local network. To access the RTSP stream over the internet, use a DDNS address from your local camera instead and forward the RTSP port to your InstarVision server.

InstarVision 2.0 :: Server

3 The RTSP stream should start to run, once you pressed Play. You can also deactivate the requirement for a login - remember to remove the login from the RTSP stream path, if you do.