HD-TVI DVR: DS-7208HUHI-K1/E(S) (8-ch, 8 MP, 8 fps, H.265, 4 x AcuSence, HDMI, VGA)



Hikvision DS-7208HUHI-K2/E is an 8-channel, multi-system DVR capable of recording video from cameras: HD-TVI, AHD, CVBS and IP.
The DVR for an analog system can record images with the following resolution and frame rate:
  • 8 MP at 8 fps (only for HD-TVI system),
  • 5 MP at 12 fps,
  • 4 MP at 15 fps,
  • 3 MP at 18 fps,
  • 2 MP (1080p) and below 25 fps.
In standard mode, 8 analog cameras can be connected to BNC inputs and 2 IP cameras (up to 8 MP). If an analog channel is unused, disabling it in the menu adds support for a new IP camera. When all analog channels are disabled, 10 IP cameras can be connected.
Enhanced IP mode
By activating the Enhanced IP mode, the number of supported IP channels is increased. 8 IP cameras up to 4 MP are supported (can be expanded to 16 when all analog channels are disabled).
The Enhanced IP mode disables Intelligent Event Support (IVS) on analog channels and limits the resolution on HDMI/VGA video outputs to 1080p. It can be started only while having a direct access to the DVR menu.
Intelligent image analysis
Each channel can independently set motion detection and VQD function (video quality diagnostic function, it can e.g. send e-mail or alarm message about focus distortion, brightness excess or discoloration).
On two selected analog channels, it is possible to run the virtual line crossing detection (together with line crossing direction determination) and intrusion detection in a quadrant area.
Also available is the enhanced VCA analysis mode (Enhanced VCA) which provides both trespass and intrusion detection on each channel. When enabled, this feature limits the maximum input resolution to 3 MP and the video output resolution to 1080p.
H.265 / H.265 video compression+
The DVR can record one or two video streams (primary and/or secondary) from each channel. The video can be compressed using the H.265 method. Compared with its predecessor (H.264), H.265 can reduce the data stream by half, which translates into proportional disk space savings and extended data retention time. H.265+ can further minimize the streams in typical video surveillance scenarios.
Sophisticated client software
The iVMS 4200 client software enables users to manage Hikvision devices in IP networks. The software enables the configuration and management of NVRs/DVRs, IP and analog cameras in hybrid systems. The iVMS 4200 utility can remotely manage up to 256 devices on up to 4 monitors. One monitor can display images from up to 64 cameras. Aside from system configuration and live monitoring, the utility can be used for remote playback, notifications, two-way audio transmission, and multi-level e-maps.
The control panel of the iVMS-4200 application
Hik-Connect is a mobile application designed for cell phones based on Android and iOS operating systems. It can be used to remotely view live video from DVRs, NVRs, network cameras using the Internet and also to view recordings stored on the DVR. The application supports connectivity over IP and a P2P cloud.
The start menu of the Hik-Connect app
with a live view thumbnail
The live view screen
Working in the cloud
Hik-Connect is also the name of a network service intended for Hikvison devices. The service relies on P2P cloud computing for remote viewing via smartphones and tablets, and provides extensive monitoring and basic configuration options: live viewing (multiple channels), PTZ control, digital zoom, acoustic monitoring, playback of archival video, and alarm notifications (intrusion, line crossing, etc.).
Main features of the Hik-Connect service:
  • only basic network configuration is required,
  • no external IP address or port forwarding are needed,
  • p2p connection via the cloud or smartphone client application Android, iOS,
  • image encryption.
Advanced applications for organizing and operating video surveillance systems
Our library provides an overview of applications dedicated for installers and users of monitoring systems based on Hikvision devices.
The main window of the SADP software
SADP (Search Active Device Protocol) is a free, easy-to-use utility designed to search for Hikvision IP cameras and DVRs/NVRs in the local network. The network device search tool can also be used to modify device network parameters, e.g. to change or recover default passwords. Detailed information on the software, its use and password recovery (par. 8) can be found in the following article: SADP application - LAN tool for organizing CCTV systems based on Hikvision devices.


Model DS-7208HUHI-K1/E(S)
Product type Analog HD DVR
Brand Hikvision
Series TurboHD 5.0
Analog video inputs number 8
Maximum resolution MP 5, 8
Signals supported multi-system (HD-TVI, HD-CVI, AHD, CVBS)
default signal HD-TVI
exchangeable for IP Yes 1:1
IP video inputs number in standard mode 4
quantity after switching off analog channels 12
number in Enhanced IP mode (4 MP limit) 8
Number after switching off analog channels in Enhanced IP mode (4 MP limit) 16
Maximum resolution MP 8
Operating band total (input and output) MBps 128
Input MBps 64 (4 in Enhanced IP mode)
Recording Video compression H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264/MPEG4
speed for default signal kl . /s 8 for 8 MP, 12 for 5 MP, 14 for 4 MP, 15 for 3 MP, 25 for 2 MP and below
speed of other HD signals kl . /s 12 for 5 MP, 14 for 4 MP, 15 for 3 MP, 25 for 1080p and below
bitrate of a single video channel 32 Kb/s – 10 MBps
Audio compression G.711U
audio channel bitrate 64 Kbps
Max. resolution of video outputs HDMI 1 px 3840 × 2160 (4K)
VGA 1 px 1920 × 1080
Video output modes Parallel HDMI1/VGA1
Decoding synchronous playback 8
HDD number of SATA II interfaces 1
max. capacity of each HDD TB 10
Image analysis (conventional algorithm)
Basic incidents Motion detection, Image tampering, Alarm input, Exception, Alarm output
Advanced incidents Line crossing detection, Area entry detection, Detection of exit from the area
Intelligent image analysis (Deep Learning algorithm)
Filter human, vehicle Line crossing detection, Area entry detection, Detection of exit from the area
USB 2.0 2
Two-way audio Yes
Audio Input 8, over a common video cable
Output 1, RCA (linear, 1 kOhm)
Ethernet 1 × 1RJ45 10/100
Applications Hik-Connect, iVMS-4200
Archiving USB, Remote
Network protocols TCP/IP, PPPoE, DHCP, Hik-Connect, DNS, DDNS, NTP, SADP, NFS, iSCSI, UPnP™, HTTPS, ONVIF
Power supply output DC V 12
DC A 1,8
Power consumption (without HDD) DC W 8
Operating temperature °C -10 ...+ 55
Humidity % 90 or less (non-condensing)
Dimensions (W × D × H) mm 265 × 225 × 48
Height U 1
Weight kg 1,6