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Title: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on August 29, 2013, 08:37:42 AM
Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-933L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: diycam on August 30, 2013, 01:48:01 AM
I like some of he recent firmware  mods in DCS-942 ... for the DCS-933L and DCS-932L  as well.

1-->>  IR illuminator control features. --

I have same problem with window reflecting IR. With  enough background lighting the sensitive IR camera does not need the illuminator. Plus I can put a  more powerful IR illuminator in a separate place if needed

2-->>  IR filter control feature --
 
There is an electro mechanical  IR/Day filter slide in front of the camera sensor. That filter has two different sides that automatically shifts/clicks  when you select day/night mode -- It would be nice to have option to be able to control that apart from Day/Nght mode...  of course that should probably be on an Advanced tab with factory reset option.

3-->> Add finer Motion Detection block selection.

If the Motion detection blocks were all just quartered ( 1/4) then that would give much greater tuning of motion detection  area.

**IDEALLY** : I would like to either add and slide smaller blocks around in position or drop and  resize blocks rectangles or BEST.. free draw a line around the areas I want to detect motion (or block out). Define my own blocks/blobs. One area that I am detecting outside window has lots of foot traffic, objects,  bushes and trees and I would like to detect what is happening near side of the trees, bushes and objects but not beyond or other side. The camera field of view and large motion detection blocks prevents positioning camera optimally for this type of motion detection.

4-->> Auto camera light exposure settings ?

Like on the digital cameras that have auto exposure settings for {evaluative, spot, centered, etc..} because I am having trouble with bright areas in image causing overexposure and the dark area being under exposed. I have tried many different Bright / Contrast / Saturation combinations to no avail however going to Night mode seems to help more but IR illuminator issue) Is there a way to fix this ?

4.1>> More camera exposure settings options

Standard camera or Image style settings such as Color temp, Tint, Sharpness, etc ...

5-->> Magnification Image Panning ability ??
 
I assume magnification is digital ??? if so then would it be possible to have a pan image option while using the magnification buttons ? currently it magnifies just the center of image and you lose the outer edges that you may be more interested in. NOTE this is just image panning suggestion NOT a camera panning suggestion.

6-->> Add Automatic get time from a computer setting or use last known time ?

We get frequent power  fluctuations and the cameras reset their time dates to 1/1/2013 00:00:00. So the year is kept but month day and time all get reset to beginning and then I have to  go back and reset them. We have NO local NTP server setup and that port/service is  blocked by routers or firewalls

7-->> notification or  summary e-mail for accesses/attempts to camera

8-->> Display wireless signal strength on camera web  status page

9-->> Include more items on the status page (e.g. FTP, email, uptime, total uptime, etc.)

10-->> Motion detection indicator on the web interface to aid user in  adjusting the proper  sensitivity.

It is trial and error  currently  with frequent inundation with e-mail notifications

11-->> prevent motion detection just when camera switches from day to night mode

Thanks
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: stoneface on October 17, 2013, 12:31:41 AM
I would like a larger dead band for the IR switching, so it will not switch over so readily. My indoor cameras swap between day mode and night mode when a cloud passes by (changes room ambient light) and alert me twice. When motion detection is off and sound detection is on (even set to 90 dB) I often get an alert from the internal click. The pictures are not too dark or too light when it switches.

I have three just-arrived 933L cameras.
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on October 17, 2013, 06:34:24 AM
I would like a larger dead band for the IR switching, so it will not switch over so readily. My indoor cameras swap between day mode and night mode when a cloud passes by (changes room ambient light) and alert me twice. When motion detection is off and sound detection is on (even set to 90 dB) I often get an alert from the internal click. The pictures are not too dark or too light when it switches.

I have three just-arrived 933L cameras.

Recent firmware releases on other D-Link Cloud cameras contained a fix that improved the judgement logic used for the day/night transitions. Hopefully that improvement will soon work it's way into the DCS-933L as well.
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: HWAM on December 10, 2013, 03:33:16 AM
Please fix the false detections in night mode. One of the 6 photos is sometimes scrambled due to a strange bug. In the movie you can see a black frame. Sensitivity adjustment is no solution. I cannot make it work.
If only a few frames are different itís not a motion.  >:(

And please add the rotation of the cam. My cam is 90 degrees rotated.
 :)
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 10, 2013, 05:47:09 AM
I like some of he recent firmware  mods in DCS-942 ... for the DCS-933L and DCS-932L  as well.

1-->>  IR illuminator control features. --

I have same problem with window reflecting IR. With  enough background lighting the sensitive IR camera does not need the illuminator. Plus I can put a  more powerful IR illuminator in a separate place if needed

2-->>  IR filter control feature --
 
There is an electro mechanical  IR/Day filter slide in front of the camera sensor. That filter has two different sides that automatically shifts/clicks  when you select day/night mode -- It would be nice to have option to be able to control that apart from Day/Nght mode...  of course that should probably be on an Advanced tab with factory reset option.

3-->> Add finer Motion Detection block selection.

If the Motion detection blocks were all just quartered ( 1/4) then that would give much greater tuning of motion detection  area.

**IDEALLY** : I would like to either add and slide smaller blocks around in position or drop and  resize blocks rectangles or BEST.. free draw a line around the areas I want to detect motion (or block out). Define my own blocks/blobs. One area that I am detecting outside window has lots of foot traffic, objects,  bushes and trees and I would like to detect what is happening near side of the trees, bushes and objects but not beyond or other side. The camera field of view and large motion detection blocks prevents positioning camera optimally for this type of motion detection.

4-->> Auto camera light exposure settings ?

Like on the digital cameras that have auto exposure settings for {evaluative, spot, centered, etc..} because I am having trouble with bright areas in image causing overexposure and the dark area being under exposed. I have tried many different Bright / Contrast / Saturation combinations to no avail however going to Night mode seems to help more but IR illuminator issue) Is there a way to fix this ?

4.1>> More camera exposure settings options

Standard camera or Image style settings such as Color temp, Tint, Sharpness, etc ...

5-->> Magnification Image Panning ability ??
 
I assume magnification is digital ??? if so then would it be possible to have a pan image option while using the magnification buttons ? currently it magnifies just the center of image and you lose the outer edges that you may be more interested in. NOTE this is just image panning suggestion NOT a camera panning suggestion.

6-->> Add Automatic get time from a computer setting or use last known time ?

We get frequent power  fluctuations and the cameras reset their time dates to 1/1/2013 00:00:00. So the year is kept but month day and time all get reset to beginning and then I have to  go back and reset them. We have NO local NTP server setup and that port/service is  blocked by routers or firewalls

7-->> notification or  summary e-mail for accesses/attempts to camera

8-->> Display wireless signal strength on camera web  status page

9-->> Include more items on the status page (e.g. FTP, email, uptime, total uptime, etc.)

10-->> Motion detection indicator on the web interface to aid user in  adjusting the proper  sensitivity.

It is trial and error  currently  with frequent inundation with e-mail notifications

11-->> prevent motion detection just when camera switches from day to night mode

Thanks

Added...  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 10, 2013, 05:47:28 AM
I would like a larger dead band for the IR switching, so it will not switch over so readily. My indoor cameras swap between day mode and night mode when a cloud passes by (changes room ambient light) and alert me twice. When motion detection is off and sound detection is on (even set to 90 dB) I often get an alert from the internal click. The pictures are not too dark or too light when it switches.

I have three just-arrived 933L cameras.

Added...  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 10, 2013, 05:49:57 AM
. . . please add the rotation of the cam. My cam is 90 degrees rotated.


Added...  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 10, 2013, 05:52:15 AM
Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-933L Wishlist

Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: ddubbs on December 12, 2013, 10:38:41 AM
A VLC/FFMPEG option would be nice!  This H264 implementation in flv wrapper is choppy/unreliable/poorly executed via VLC or even flash player itself.  The FFMPEG w/ audio is supported on some D-Link models, why not this one?
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: AgnesStrump on December 12, 2013, 06:45:35 PM
I would love to see separate Image settings for day and night modes, for the Brightness, Contrast and Saturation settings.

In night mode, I set the contrast to +3 to get a clear image. But during day mode, this is a little washed out and requires setting back to contrast 0.
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 13, 2013, 06:11:55 AM
A VLC/FFMPEG option would be nice!  This H264 implementation in flv wrapper is choppy/unreliable/poorly executed via VLC or even flash player itself.  The FFMPEG w/ audio is supported on some D-Link models, why not this one?

Added to wishlist  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 13, 2013, 06:12:15 AM
I would love to see separate Image settings for day and night modes, for the Brightness, Contrast and Saturation settings.

In night mode, I set the contrast to +3 to get a clear image. But during day mode, this is a little washed out and requires setting back to contrast 0.

Added to wishlist  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 13, 2013, 06:12:48 AM
Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-933L Wishlist

Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: TheGuardian on January 30, 2014, 04:20:34 AM
I would really LOVE to see RTSP on this cam.
Since it is a cam and it does record, i think RTSP should be just an extra part of code.
Could really use it because i want to record to my NAS, which needs RTSP
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 30, 2014, 04:29:36 AM
I would really LOVE to see RTSP on this cam.
Since it is a cam and it does record, i think RTSP should be just an extra part of code.
Could really use it because i want to record to my NAS, which needs RTSP

Added to the firmware wishlist. . .  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 30, 2014, 04:30:36 AM
The following DNS-320 Firmware Wishlist contains the collective suggestions provided by the D-Link forum community, and may not reflect actual changes to current or future firmware releases. If you would like to contribute to this list, please post your suggestions as a reply to this thread.

Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-933L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: Sad User on February 15, 2014, 04:07:20 PM
I wish that D Link would fix the faulty motion detection issue that occurs for DCS-933L.  As I had commented in the other forum, this is resulting in close to 100 incorrect email notifications per day per camera.  This was not an issue earlier and also is not an issue for the DCS-932L models I have.  Without this fix, I have basically wasted my money and time going with dlink.

For others that are experiencing cases where you receive an email notification but where either the photos are showing no difference or where there is one photo out of the 6 that shows a static type image often with the left side of the screen showing on the right, this is an issue that has occurred for many.  I have tested this using two different DCS-933L units and both had the same problem.  I even got a new unit from best buy that also showed the same issue.  I had changed routers with still the same issue.  The case is where before I was able to us the units without this issue.  Also this issue does not occur when I use my DCS-932L units.

Note that I have reset, changed back to factory default, uploaded and reloaded firmware all with the same issue.  The DLink technical support line was also very much a waste of my time with after an hour of explaining the effort they gave me a case number and told me that they could not resolve but that it would get communicated within DLink.

I strongly recommend that people do not buy DCS-933L units until this issue is resolved.

 
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on February 20, 2014, 11:58:41 AM
I wish that D Link would fix the faulty motion detection issue that occurs for DCS-933L.  As I had commented in the other forum, this is resulting in close to 100 incorrect email notifications per day per camera.  This was not an issue earlier and also is not an issue for the DCS-932L models I have.  Without this fix, I have basically wasted my money and time going with dlink.

For others that are experiencing cases where you receive an email notification but where either the photos are showing no difference or where there is one photo out of the 6 that shows a static type image often with the left side of the screen showing on the right, this is an issue that has occurred for many.  I have tested this using two different DCS-933L units and both had the same problem.  I even got a new unit from best buy that also showed the same issue.  I had changed routers with still the same issue.  The case is where before I was able to us the units without this issue.  Also this issue does not occur when I use my DCS-932L units.

Note that I have reset, changed back to factory default, uploaded and reloaded firmware all with the same issue.  The DLink technical support line was also very much a waste of my time with after an hour of explaining the effort they gave me a case number and told me that they could not resolve but that it would get communicated within DLink.

I strongly recommend that people do not buy DCS-933L units until this issue is resolved.

 

Added to the firmware wishlist. . .   ;)

Related thread: DCS-931L - new 931L, old problem (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=57807.0)
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on February 20, 2014, 12:02:24 PM
The following DNS-320 Firmware Wishlist contains the collective suggestions provided by the D-Link forum community, and may not reflect actual changes to current or future firmware releases. If you would like to contribute to this list, please post your suggestions as a reply to this thread.

Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-933L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: flyflyflyfly on March 25, 2014, 06:00:09 AM
I wish to have the motion/sound detection schedule more differentiable. So that I can set the hours for each day differently. As we are having a camera in our office that should just be triggered when there is no one in the office, what is at different hours on weekdays than on the weekend.
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on March 25, 2014, 02:19:48 PM
I wish to have the motion/sound detection schedule more differentiable. So that I can set the hours for each day differently. As we are having a camera in our office that should just be triggered when there is no one in the office, what is at different hours on weekdays than on the weekend.

Added to the firmware wishlist...  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on March 25, 2014, 02:21:34 PM
The following DNS-320 Firmware Wishlist contains the collective suggestions provided by the D-Link forum community, and may not reflect actual changes to current or future firmware releases. If you would like to contribute to this list, please post your suggestions as a reply to this thread.

Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-933L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on March 31, 2014, 12:36:27 PM
Good news. At least one user of the new v1.03b08 firmware has reported that this latest firmware has corrected the image artifacts that caused false motion detection triggers in earlier firmware versions.

If you installed this latest firmware, please post your findings!  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on April 03, 2014, 10:23:56 AM
Issue resolved: [BUG] Motion Detection - Intermittent image artifacts trigger false motion detection events

Removing from Wishlist...   ;)
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on April 03, 2014, 10:24:30 AM
The following DNS-320 Firmware Wishlist contains the collective suggestions provided by the D-Link forum community, and may not reflect actual changes to current or future firmware releases. If you would like to contribute to this list, please post your suggestions as a reply to this thread.

Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-933L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on April 24, 2014, 06:52:05 AM
Please post a reply if you know of any items in this wishlist that were already addressed in recent firmware updates!
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: nitro980 on April 30, 2014, 04:16:18 PM
Like my experience (refer to this post (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=58706.msg234585#msg234585)) motion detection detect the dust grains when is on night mode...
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on May 15, 2014, 09:47:34 AM
Like my experience (refer to this post (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=58706.msg234585#msg234585)) motion detection detect the dust grains when is on night mode...

Added to the firmware wishlist...  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on May 15, 2014, 09:48:45 AM
The following DNS-320 Firmware Wishlist contains the collective suggestions provided by the D-Link forum community, and may not reflect actual changes to current or future firmware releases. If you would like to contribute to this list, please post your suggestions as a reply to this thread.

Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-933L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: francbad on July 23, 2014, 06:48:39 AM
Hello,

One big issue is the noise detection on switch from night/day mode.

The camera make noise when switching mode and this noise is detected by the noise detection system.

It would be nice that during a switching such noise detection would be pause until the end of the procedure.


in other word the camera is scarying it self .....
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on July 23, 2014, 07:37:52 AM
Hello,

One big issue is the noise detection on switch from night/day mode.

The camera make noise when switching mode and this noise is detected by the noise detection system.

It would be nice that during a switching such noise detection would be pause until the end of the procedure.


in other word the camera is scarying it self .....

Do you have motion detection on as well or just sound?  I'm asking b/c the switch between day/night for motion detection causes false events.
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on February 11, 2015, 10:28:50 AM
The following DCS-933L Firmware Wishlist contains the collective suggestions provided by the D-Link forum community, and may not reflect actual changes to current or future firmware releases. If you would like to contribute to this list, please post your suggestions as a reply to this thread.

Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in green.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-933L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: Gianca90 on February 12, 2015, 02:23:12 AM
Perfect whishlist... Only one thing to add; this happens to me, I don't know if It appens also to you!

When I set motion detection start manually at ex 9:00 AM I always receive an email of motion detection when it starts! Every day I will receive an email at 9:00
1) so this as bug to fix in the whish list

and

2) Option to have like an "Armed" or "Not Armed" status in the OSD of live view; to istantly know if motion detection is activate or not! This will reduce a lot of time to go in settings page and check it, expecially for slow connection!
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on February 25, 2015, 04:35:58 AM
Perfect whishlist... Only one thing to add; this happens to me, I don't know if It appens also to you!

When I set motion detection start manually at ex 9:00 AM I always receive an email of motion detection when it starts! Every day I will receive an email at 9:00
1) so this as bug to fix in the whish list

and

2) Option to have like an "Armed" or "Not Armed" status in the OSD of live view; to istantly know if motion detection is activate or not! This will reduce a lot of time to go in settings page and check it, expecially for slow connection!

Added to the firmware wishlist. . . ;)
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on February 25, 2015, 04:37:08 AM
The following DCS-933L Firmware Wishlist contains the collective suggestions provided by the D-Link forum community, and may not reflect actual changes to current or future firmware releases. If you would like to contribute to this list, please post your suggestions as a reply to this thread.

Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in green.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-933L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)