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Title: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on February 12, 2015, 09:12:10 AM
D-Link posted DCS-933L firmware version 1.07b01, which can be downloaded here: DCS-933L  - Firmware v1.07b01 Download (http://d2okd4tdjucp2n.cloudfront.net/DCS-933L_A1_FW_V1.07.b1.zip).

Please post your comments and observations as a reply to this thread.

 :)  ;)  :)
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on February 12, 2015, 09:12:37 AM
D-Link has not yet posted change notes for this latest firmware release.
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: HWAM on February 13, 2015, 07:08:38 AM
Anything fixed in relation with my FTP folder creation problem for motion video???

Unbelievable they don't give information!!  >:( >:(

Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on February 13, 2015, 08:11:33 AM
Firmware: 1.07b01 - Date: 2/4/2015

Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: HWAM on February 13, 2015, 08:40:12 AM
Still not able to create folders on my Netger R7000 USB stick running as FTP server. FileZilla client is able to do this. But they did change the FTP test button in version 1.07. Now it's only making a JPG file. Not an empty current date folder. The test was failing with previous firmwares because of failing to create a current date folder. Now the FTP test is successful because it only creates a test JPG file. It's not checking a current date folder anymore.

Please communicate this with D-Link. I have a call number: -> D-Link Case Number 1285825

 >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: HWAM on February 13, 2015, 08:54:46 AM
Sorry, they did not change the FTP test button. The "Create subfolder" at images to FTP server was switched off in my config. In that case the FTP test button is successful.
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on February 13, 2015, 09:57:35 AM
Sorry, they did not change the FTP test button. The "Create subfolder" at images to FTP server was switched off in my config. In that case the FTP test button is successful.

I think we're all guilty of user error in one form or another! ;)
The changes in this firmware were globally released in a bunch of other models over the past couple of days, including the DCS-5010L/5020L/931L/933L.
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: lnaicpse on February 24, 2015, 08:56:34 AM
In my camera disappeared the event notification function from mydlink portal (email alert still works).
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on February 25, 2015, 04:39:09 AM
In my camera disappeared the event notification function from mydlink portal (email alert still works).

Are other DCS-933L owners experiencing this same issue?
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: runner_bean on March 07, 2015, 02:24:10 PM
I have a brand new DCS933L which I upgraded to v1.07 before using.  Access using mydlink and the local interface is fine, and the camera delivers good live video to both my local PC and to phones and tablets.

BUT I cannot get motion detection to work properly.  The email 'Test' function delivers a snapshot every time, and setting email delivery to 'Always' consistently gives a snapshot or video every 5 minutes.  However selecting 'Motion Detect' for email delivery only gives an occasional video clip (no obvious pattern) and I have never been able to get it to deliver a photo or slide show.  I have changed sensitivity settings with no avail.  Is this function broken in v1.07?  Any assistance much appreciated as the product is useless without motion detect.

I am using a Windows 7 desktop with a BT Home Hub 2 router.
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: runner_bean on March 11, 2015, 03:34:12 AM
I have investigated this further and now think the problem is something to do with the sensitivity.  I am using 99% which I understand is very sensitive but normally get no Motion triggers.  However, this morning, a bright and sunny one, I got the camera to trigger with bright sunlight on my moving arm in front of  a dark background.  This was repeatable.  As was the failure (as before) to trigger with the sunlight blocked out and normal daylight on my moving arm.

I am in contact with D-Link Level 2 Support about this issue and have given them this information.
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on March 11, 2015, 05:52:30 AM
I have investigated this further and now think the problem is something to do with the sensitivity.  I am using 99% which I understand is very sensitive but normally get no Motion triggers.  However, this morning, a bright and sunny one, I got the camera to trigger with bright sunlight on my moving arm in front of  a dark background.  This was repeatable.  As was the failure (as before) to trigger with the sunlight blocked out and normal daylight on my moving arm.

I am in contact with D-Link Level 2 Support about this issue and have given them this information.

Log into the DCS-933L web UI and navigate to SETUP > Image Setup > Enable Anti Flicker and check "Enable Anti Flicker". If the image is washed-out from the bright sun, using this option should normalize the ambient light level.
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: runner_bean on March 11, 2015, 10:45:29 AM
Thanks for the suggestion which I will try (away from my camera just now).  But I don't think the image is washed out - it's just quite high contrast - in fact very good.  Testing in more normal indoor conditions gives zero motion detects which surely is not correct.  D-Link are still working on the case.
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: dcs933Luser on March 14, 2015, 10:33:00 AM
I have had the same problem with FW 1.04b1, 1.05, and now 1.07.  I have 3 cameras on same network.  One provides motion detection push notifications perfectly.  The other two do not.  I just tried increasing sensitivity to 100% on one of the cameras, but no change.  Below is my related post from a different thread on this forum...

Re: Motion detection not working with Firmware 1.05
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Update on this problem...  I now have 3 cameras working on the same network.  All were running 1.04_b1 firmware.  One of the three sends motion detection push notifications just fine.  Other two do not.  I have checked carefully to make sure all settings are identical for all three cameras.  I get live video for all three on iphone and PC.  All three also work fine with my DNR-202L video recorder.  I just upgraded one of the (non-working) cameras to 1.07_b1 firmware.  No difference.  Still having problems.  Anyone else having this problem?
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: runner_bean on March 15, 2015, 10:29:45 AM
Thanks dcs933luser for your note.  Your experience is very hard to explain.  Have you tried getting support from DLink?  They have asked me to try using a static ip address rather than dhcp but I have yet to try this.

My problem seems to be one of sensitivity as a drastic change of contrast triggers motion detection but if old firmware has the same problem it's hard to iknow what is going on.  Could it be an obscure hardware problem?

Please keep this forum posted with anything you find, as will I.
Title: Re: DCS-933L - Firmware v1.07b01 Comments & Observations
Post by: runner_bean on March 18, 2015, 12:22:45 PM
Having returned home after a week away and rebooted everything I now seem to be getting better results (or maybe I just have a clearer expectation!).  I have some questions that the manual and FAQs do not answer and would much appreciate clarification from any kind forum member.
1.  What is the camera response time to detect motion?  I had presumed that it was almost instantaneous but I now suspect that it is very slow, unless the image change is very large.
2.  Just what does 'Sensitivity' mean as a setting for the DCS933L?  I gather that higher means more sensitive, but just what does 90% represent?  90% of what?
3.  If I choose a larger active area does this in effect reduce Sensitivity, in the sense that any change in the image is then a smaller proportion of the active area and so less likely to be seen as motion?  This obviously relates to question 2 above.  I had hoped that controlling the active area was simply a means of eliminating false detections but I now wonder whether it isn't more complicated than that.
4.  What UPnP and UPnP Port Forwarding settings are normally used?  I am using a BT HomeHub2 router with an ADSL2+ feed and although this works it has just been trial and error and I dislike that.  Is port forwarding actually necessary with this camera or does it use some other trick to send video to the outside world?

Any guidance much appreciated (and if Mr D-Link is noticing perhaps he could add it to his manual!).