How To Connect Your Camera To Blue Iris

Blue Iris

This video security desktop application is capable of connecting your Amcrest camera to your computer for capture and viewing. It can be used to capture motion detection, audio detection, or set a continuous capture overwriting old data to allocate space on your computer. Depending on the speeds of your network, it’s capable of capturing up to 64 cameras to a PC. Recorded video file format can be saved in MP4, AVI or advanced DVR and Windows Media file formats.

To get started, visit Blue Iris Software’s official website to download a 15-day trial or download a full copy available for purchase.

Initial Setup

First, connect your Amcrest camera to your local network. Steps for setting up your camera can be found below:

Adding an Amcrest Camera to Blue Iris

Open Blue Iris and ensure your Amcrest camera is configured to your network, click the plus ‘+’ button located on the top right hand corner of the “Camera’s” window.


This will open two windows. The top window will be Network IP Camera Configuration. Enter the address of your camera (IP Domain or DDNS as well as RTSP address) and click on the Find/Inspect… button on the right to confirm. Enter the username and password, select the make as Amcrest, select the model of your device (ProHD and HDseries cameras as “ProHD 1080p RTSP/HTTP”), and specify the RTSP and ONVIF ports.


After filling in the information required, click OK. The second window will appear titled New Camera. Here you can make many adjustments to the way you want Blue Iris to configure your camera.


The page is defaulted to the Video tab. The options available for adjustment are Image Format and Frame Rate, PTZ Controls, Recording through Blue Iris, Alerts through Blue Iris, and other features. If you have any questions or are interested in adjusting the camera on Blue Iris reach out to Blue Iris Support!

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