How to set up a Hikvision IP Camera to save images to an SD card

In this article, you will learn to set up a Hikvision IP camera to save images on a MicroSD card. You can even set them up at regular intervals!

The information below is set for users who have the MicroSD formatted. If you have not done it yet, go into Storage Management and format it.

Additionally, always make sure you have high-level equipment, and that includes MicroSD cards. Make sure you buy them from reliable brands!

Insert the micro SD card in the Hikvision camera

You can use a good micro SD card for security cameras to ensure that the camera can record properly without losing data.

Just insert the SD card into the camera slot, and you are good to go.

Hikvision Micro SD card
Micro SD card in a Hikvision Camera

Don’t forget to format the SD card before using it.

To format a Hikvision micro SD card, go to Configuration > > Storage > Storage Management, select the card on the right side and click the “Format” button. Check the progress status and wait for it to finish.

Format a micro SD camera on Hikvision camera
Format a micro SD camera on Hikvision camera

Set up a process for Hikvision IP camera to save images on a MicroSD card.

First, you will need to log in to your camera using your user credentials which include your username and password. It is recommended to use Internet Explorer as the web browser or Microsoft Edge in compatibility mode.

Now navigate to the Configuration, select Schedule Settings and turn on the entire week to Continuous and Save before you close it. The Continuous mode is colored blue for reference.

Schedule recording on a Hikvision Camera
Schedule recording on a Hikvision Camera

Furthermore, you will have to go into Capture Parameters and enable the Timing Snapshot checkbox. You can then set intervals through the Interval Box to set how far apart the intervals for the snapshots captured will be.

Select the recording quality in a Hikvision camera
Select the recording quality in a Hikvision camera

In the example, the camera saves a JPEG format picture on the MicroSD card every second. These pictures can then be downloaded later by going into Pictures, selecting Continuous, and opening Search. Then pick the files you wish to download and click Download.

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Final Thoughts

You have now learned how to set up a Hikvision IP camera to save images on a MicroSD card. Moreover, the possibilities are endless, just remember that MicroSD cards have a set amount of space, so make sure the intervals work for you.

Lastly, remember to have extra MicroSD cards on hand for the future. If you need to buy some, click here.

If you need extra help, please contact the Hikvision Support Team.

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