** In order to improve the security of camera communication, cameras will now connect to the controller using port 7442 instead of the web UI port (7443) **
Cameras running pre-3.8 firmware will be allowed to connect via port 7443 to be discovered and initiate software upgrade, but will only be allowed to fully connect over port 7442 (upgraded cameras should connect via 7442 after upgrade)
Any network configurations that define special rules for forwarding port 7443 for camera connections will need to be adjusted, adding port 7442 as allowed/forwarded to the server with UniFi Video installed.
The system property app.cam.https.port can be used to change the camera connection port. But app.cam.https.port and app.http.port (used to connect to the controller web UI) cannot be configured to use the same port number. The configured port cannot be a port already in use by UniFi Video or any other service running on the computer.
All Linux commands below are for the NVR appliance and Debian 7. Different Linux distributions will have slightly different commands.
Updating from a UniFi Video installation prior to 3.3.0 might take an hour or longer, depending on the amount of recordings in the database. To get up and running immediately, perform a clean install instead of upgrading.
Your Ubiquiti Account (SSO) is the same account you use to login to the community forum. If you want to use a different account for UniFi Video, first log out of the community before setting up UniFi Video for cloud access.
When adding a new camera, your camera password will be reset and configurable under NVR Settings. Username remains the same.
Systems that are not the hardware NVR (airVision-C or UVC-NVR) must have some form of an NTP daemoninstalled installed to prevent timestamp and time synchronization errors.
Email and push alert enable/disable settings are now per-user instead of being system-wide. Alert settings can be found under the "Alerts" tab of each configured user.
Although downgrading is not technically supported, if you do choose to downgrade from a version below 3.8.0, you'll need to factory default your cameras while on firmware less than 3.8.0in order for the cameras to be managed by controllers less than 3.8.0. i.e. Downgrade the controller, make sure the firmware on the camera has downgraded to something lower than 3.8.0 (3.7.0 for example), factory default the camera, manage the camera.
Windows: Run Installer as Administrator
Hardware NVR/Linux Install via apt:
apt-get update; apt-get upgrade; apt-get clean
Hardware NVR/Debian Install manual installation (other Linux files are linked at the bottom of this post, simply change the URL and filename to the appropriate operating system):
Visit https://video.ubnt.com using Chrome from a computer on the same network as yourUniFi Video installation.
Connect to your NVR locally (over HTTPS using the server's IP address on port 7443), then click 'Connect To My Ubiquiti Account' under NVR Settings.
Incorporated camera firmware 3.8.3
Enable adopting camera to UniFi Video mode, even after already booted to standalone
Low resolution channel limited to a max of 15 FPS
Eliminated "flicker/blink" when changing OSD area parameters
Fixed UniFi Video adoption and firmware update issues
Support file will now include network stats log
Added ability to adopt camera from camera web UI using management/adoption token
Changed default camera management port to 7442 (see red line above for further information)
Added ability to override controller host port number
Fixed camera web UI WiFi SSID list layout issue
Controller can change username and password without providing old username and password, due to the new token based mechanism
Controller can trigger credentials reset to defaults in unmanage request
Fixed memory leak in certificate management
Bumped EMS to v1.0.25 Bug Fixes:
X.509 certificates are now created with more unique serial numbers
Shortened the EMS banner in the STUN/TURN traffic
The file permissions for EMS-generated files are now more restrictive (no "other" permissions and limited group permissions)
A Windows access violation is fixed
Added support for new UVC-G3-Micro camera - including support for Bluetooth-based provisioning and management via mobile apps.
The internal camera management is revamped - with ssh-based management operations replaced with REST-based management interfaces.
Camera provisioning time is greatly reduced as password changes now keep the connection open with the controller
Improved support for unadoption of off-line cameras. An unadopted off-line camera will be reset and put into an unmanaged stated if/when it reconnects with the controller.
Interfaces can be excluded for camera management operations using the ufv.cam.ignoreinterfaces system property.
The controller is now more efficient in managing and timing out camera operations.
Camera LEDs can now be set to always-on. When LED is disabled, LED is only active if the camera is rebooting, updating firmware, or when the WiFi connection or controller connection is lost.
Cameras can now be adopted via a Camera Adoption Token provided by the controller. This allows direct camera adoption and controller management using the camera web ui – useful for cases where one or more cameras is indirectly connected to the controller (e.g. over a subnet or NAT)
Multiple name fields now accept UTF character sets
Improved camera connection loss detection once camera is managed
Added Windows Error Reporting File dumps. They are located in the logs folder after a crash of avService.exe
Cameras management and connections are now mutually authenticated
File system permissions and symbolic links are now more restrictive
Install scripts no longer follow symlinks
Temporary files are no longer created on-disk for camera snapshots
Logging of exception messages is now sanitized to prevent newline injections in log files
UniFi Video library files are now set to read-only and accessible by owner only
Temporary file and folder permissions are set to owner only read/write
The SCP protocol is no longer used for camera snapshot downloads
Snapshot requests are now limited to 3840 x 2160 resolution or below to prevent DoS
Improved support for controller IP/network changes. The controller will now attempt to remanage any disconnected cameras every minute - providing updated network address(es). This should help recapture any cameras which have lost controller connectivity
Fixed RTMP regression found in 3.7.1
Fixed motion recordings being smaller than expected after a camera disconnection
Corrected recording length issues when controller stream clock is adjusted or when A/V content timestamp has drifted
Set default free-space-to-keep at 40GB, instead of 10GB for new NVR installations. It can be lowered back to 10GB on custom servers but not on 2TB NVRs
Issues with configuring SMTP email alerts are now fixed
Added stream clock sync each time a motion recording is started. This should improve the duration accuracy of recordings
A file handle leak when dealing with repeated cloud connection failures is fixed
Added support for new UVC-G3-Micro camera
Bulk camera setting changes are greatly improved
Alert push/email settings can now be set per-user instead of being admin-only
The bitrate slider now snaps to increments of 100kb/s
Authentication errors when adopting cameras are now displayed immediately
Camera state changes now display a "reason" providing more detail about the current state
Added ability to delete User Groups
Only Super Admin users can delete logs
Improved recording path error feedback when path is invalid, does not exist or recording path/folder is not accessible
Added support for presenting and selecting user-specific alert schedules
Added a Google Maps API key field and include the key in map requests
The master camera password is now randomly generated during initial setup, can still be changed within Settings
The discovered camera page during the setup wizard is now removed. Instead, the UI transitions to camera list after initial controller setup is complete
Adoption Tokens can be generated using the "Camera Adoption Token" field in the Controller Settings
The "Controller Address" field for a camera can be examined and set under the "Advanced" section of the camera configuration dialog
Current Alert Type is now showing correctly when navigating directly to USER → ALERT tab
All network interface addresses and names are displayed on the Settings page
Alert settings are now shown properly for admin and non-admin users
Email Server Settings are now displayed when appropriate
Cloud adoption controls are now hidden when accessing via cloud. Eliminates possibility of accidentally disconnecting from the cloud
The Live Views video quality settings now persist properly
UniFi Video upgrade notices are only displayed to admin users
Now preventing the Upgrade Firmware alert toast alert from displaying on initial setup
Camera view map now allows camera to be moved without dragging the map
WiFi strength is only shown on connected cameras
Removing a camera from an advanced Live View no longer freezes frame
Toast alert notifications are now displayed consistently when accessed via video.ubnt.com
Can now delete a usergroup while creating a new user
Add "HTTPS" to google analytics URI to prevent Ad Block issues
The recordings modal dialog is now scrollable on low-res screens - 1024x768 is the lowest resolution possible
After restoring from a backup, email server settings need to be validated via Settings to ensure they're applied