CameraFTP Support

Configure Wansview NCM620GA, MCM622GA, M625W, NCM751GA, K1 and other PTZ, Indoor / Outdoor Camera for Cloud Recording, Monitoring and Playback

Contents

Introduction

Step 1: Connect camera to the network and find IP address

1.1 Connect camera to the network

1.2 Find the Camera’s IP Address

Step 2: Configure the Camera Using the Web-based Configuration Tool

2.1 Setup or Re-configure Wi-Fi

Step 3. Configure the FTP settings

Step 4. Configure Video Profile and Image/Video Recording Options

4.1 Configure Video / Image Settings (Resolution, Frame Rate, Bit Rate)

4.2 Configure Video or Image Recording

4.3 Configure Motion Detection

5. CameraFTP Viewer


Introduction

Wansview HD 720P and Full HD 1080P cameras are compatible with CameraFTP cloud recording service. Wansview has indoor, outdoor and PTZ models, all of them support recording video clips in MP4 format. For CameraFTP video recording plans, Wansview is a recommended brand.

Wansview K1 1080P NCM622GA 1080P NCM622W 720P NCM625W 720P NCM751GA Wired/Wi-Fi 1080P

Its main features include:

  • - Superb HD 720P or Full HD 1080P video resolution with up to 30 fps.
  • - H.264 video compression
  • - Extreme reliable WiFi connection. Support IEEE802.11b/g/n 150Mbps
  • - Supports both wired and wireless connection
  • - Easy WiFi Configuration via WPS, mobile app or Ethernet cable
  • - Some models support Pan and Tilt control (PTZ)
  • - Some models (usually indoor models) support two-Way voice, built-in mic and speaker
  • - Motion/audio detection with cloud video recording to FTP server
  • - IR LEDs for Night Vision Up to 26 feet distance (indoor models) or 75-feet (outdoor models) for 24-hour surveillance

Basic camera information

Video / image resolution 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x360
Audio recording Supported
Image upload frequency 1 image/10s or lower
Video frame rate 1,2,3,...,30 fps
Night-vision Up to 26 feet
Image snapshot recording Supported
Video clip recording Supported.
Motion detection Supported for both image and video clip based recording
Continuous recording Supported for video recording when the motion sensitivity is set to 100.
Supported video format .MP4
Connection type Wi-Fi and Ethernet cable; supports WPS
PoE (Power on Ethernet) No
Indoor / outdoor Indoor
Lowest pricing (as of 7/1/2016) $39.99 to $119.99 dependent on models
CameraFTP Editor's Rating 8.8/10; strongly recommended

Note: This document is not designed to replace the product manual from the manufacturer. The information provided is based on our knowledge of the models Wansview NCM620GA, MCM622GA, M625W, NCM751GA and K1 Cameras. We have not fully tested all models; the configuration steps and the screenshots are not identical for all models; however, we believe they are very similar. The information provided may not be accurate or completely up-to-date. Users shall contact the manufacturer for all camera-related issues and contact us only for CameraFTP-related (cloud service / FTP) issues.

Most of the setup steps below are camera related and are very trivial. If you have finished these basic steps before, then you can skip Steps 1 and 2.


Step 1: Connect camera to the network and find IP address

1.1 Connect camera to the network

If you want to use wired connection, you just need to connect the Ethernet cable. Otherwise, there are several ways to connect the IP camera to your Wi-Fi network. Please read the product manual for detailed instructions.

(1) If your Wi-Fi router does not support WPS, then you can connect the camera with the router using an Ethernet cable first. You can configure the Wi-Fi settings in the camera's configuration pages later. For Wi-Fi only cameras, you must use manufacturer's mobile app to connect it to the network.

(2) If your Wi-Fi access point/router supports WPS, then it is very easy to connect your device to the network.

Turn on the camera and press the WPS button on your Wi-Fi access point (router) for 3 seconds; the WPS button will usually start flashing. Next, quickly press the WPS button on your camera. In about 1 minute, you will see the status light changes, indicating it is connected to the wireless router.


1.2 Find the Camera’s IP Address

Please refer to the manufacturer’s manual for more detailed information. Usually you will run the included IP Camera Search Tool to find the camera. If your computer does not have a DVD/CD drive, then you can download CameraFTP VSS software to find the camera's IP address. ( After you find the camera's IP address, you can stop / uninstall VSS. Note: This camera is compatible with VSS-based Cloud Recording. You can use VSS as a cloud-enabled NVR, which requires a PC. )


Step 2: Configure the Camera Using the Web-based Configuration Tool

Most IP cameras don't support Chrome, incl. this camera. So please download Firefox web browser if you don't have it already. Launch Firefox, and visit:

http://IP_ADDRESS/(e.g. http://192.168.1.2)

The default username is admin, and password is 123456. (It is recommended that you change the password.)

After you log on to the camera, please install the Plug-in:

Click "View Video Mode 1", it will display the live view screen:

Click Setup, you will see the Setup Main screen. Click Network and then click the FTP tab, you can enter the FTP information as shown in the screenshot below.

With CameraFTP's service, most regular setup steps are not required. (You can check these steps in the Camera Configuration screen to make sure everything is configured correctly).


2.1 Setup or Re-configure Wi-Fi

If you had already connected the camera with your wireless router, then skip this step.

Otherwise, click the Network tab, then click Wireless Setup, you will see the screen below.

Click Search to find all available Wi-Fi routers, then select a router to connect. You will be asked to enter the wireless password, after done, click Save.

If Wi-Fi is configured successfully, you can unplug your network cable later.


Step 3. Configure the FTP settings

Click Network à FTP, you can see the screen as follows. If you don't already have an account on CameraFTP, please visit www.cameraftp.com and sign up a free trial account. CameraFTP offers 3-day free trial. When the trial ends, you will need to order a subscription to continue using the service.

Assuming you already have a CameraFTP Account, then you need to enter the following info:

  • FTP Server: ftp.cameraftp.com
  • Port: 21
  • FTP Mode: PASV (This camera uses PASV by default. No configuration is needed)
  • FTP Path: You camera folder path.
  • Username / Password:
    FTP username is your CameraFTP username, FTP password is available in Configure IP Cameras page. (Your CameraFTP password may also work).

Note: In the above screenshot, WansviewPTZFullHD is the folder name, which is the same as the camera name that you created on www.CameraFTP.com website when you added a new camera.

Click Save to save the settings. After that, you need to configure the video / image resolution.


Step 4. Configure Video Profile and Image/Video Recording Options

Based on your subscription, you need to configure either video settings or image snapshot settings. You shall not configure both settings, otherwise, you need to order two separate camera licenses.

4.1 Configure Video / Image Profile (Resolution, Frame Rate, Bit Rate)

In the Video & Audio tab, click “Video”, see the screenshot below.


It seems you only need to configure the first stream, which supports two video sizes: 1920x1080 and 1280x720.

The resolution and frame rate should be based on the CameraFTP plan you subscribed to;

 

The Bit Rate is a little tricky; setting too high will overuse the bandwidth, thus dramatically slow down your network, causing failed uploads; setting too low will affect the video quality. You can use our bandwidth calculator to estimate the bandwidth. Visit www.cameraftp.com, click Pricing, and then customize a service plan. See the screenshot below.

Note for estimating the bandwidth, Number of Cameras should be set to 1.

For the video plan of 1920x1080, 3 frames/s, the estimated bandwidth is 770Kbps. You you can set it to a value smaller than 1024Kbps.

If you ordered an image plan, then you only need to select the correct video resolution. The resolution of the image snapshots will be the same as the First Stream video.

Click Save to save the video settings.


4.2 Configure Video or Image Recording

If you ordered an image recording plan, then you should configure Alarm Action to upload image "snapshots to FTP server". Otherwise, check "Recording to FTP server". Please don't check both checkboxes, or you need two separate camera licenses.

  • "Snapshot to FTP server" will record image snapshots to FTP server. Each motion will trigger 3 images to be uploaded in 3 seconds. Continuous events will trigger continuous recording at 3 images/30 seconds. Video recording is clearly a better option for this camera model.
  • "Recording to FTP server" will record video clips to FTP server. It can record a 30-second video clip for each motion event. Continuous events will trigger continuous video recording at 1 video clip per 30 seconds. The video format is .MP4, which is compatible with all browsers and platforms.

For the image recording plan, you can only order 1 image/10 seconds at 1920x1080 or 1280x720.

By default, you can only set motion-triggered recording. However, you can set the motion sensitivity to 100 for continuous recording.


4.3 Configure Motion Detection (required)

Click the Alarm tab à Motion Detection as shown below.

Just draw a rectangle and set the motion sensitivity. For motion-triggered recording plans, please leave it at 50; for continuos recording, set it to 100.


Click Save to save the change.

NOTE: Please do not configure both video recording and image recording. It will be considered as two camera licenses!


You are all done!


5. CameraFTP Viewer

You can disconnect the Ethernet cable if you want to use Wi-Fi. If you need to make changes, you can run the CameraFTP Virtual Security System program again to find the camera’s IP address (as it may change with DHCP), and then access the camera’s Configuration pages.

After your camera is setup, you can visit www.cameraftp.com to view or play back your recorded footage from anywhere. You can also download CameraFTP Viewer App for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Note: This camera is compatible with VSS-based Live View, Cloud Recording and Local Recording. You can use VSS as a cloud-enabled NVR, which requires a PC. If you want to use VSS with this camera, you will need to select the following video stream:



Cannot get it to work? Please read our Trouble-shooting Guide, or order a preconfigured solution.