DVR Testing & Results
Benchmark tests aren’t applicable to a Linux-based digital video recorder, so our testing will include practical application tasks such as recording and playback. The Rosewill RSVA-12001 kit we received includes the same DVR that comes with the Rosewill RSVA-11001 kit, so demonstrations apply to either model.
In the video below each menu option is briefly inspected and functionality discussed. This is a full-featured DVR, so there’s a lot of ground to cover:
RSVA-12001 Digital Video Recorder Menu Options
DVR Test Results
In the video below, I demonstrate how to backup a previously recorded video file and export it to PC for playback or conversion:
RSVA-12001/RSVA-11001 Recording Transfer Process
The Rosewill RSVA-11001/12001 digital video recorder has the ability to select and play-back recorded video files from storage:
RSVA-12001/RSVA-11001 Recording Playback Process
Below is a clip containing raw camera sample footage, with daylight, artificial light, and dark/night vision examples:
Rosewill RSCM-12003 Sample Footage
As you can see from these examples the Rosewill DVR offers a well-rounded feature set, one that expands well beyond the included cameras. Of course, there are four remaining channels to add third-party cameras that feature pan, tilt, zoom, motion sensing, and/or audio functionality.
In the next section I summarize my final thoughts and offer my rating for the Rosewill RSVA-11001 and RSVA-12001 kits.