A closer look at Digoo DG-MYQ - Gadget Victims

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A closer look at Digoo DG-MYQ

Despite my recent experience with Digoo cloud cameras, I found the DG-MYQ (also known as BakeeyV380) interesting as a discrete and compact security camera.

It's been out for a while so what follows is more a gathering of information found over time than a real review.

General information

The casing of the DG-MYQ is probably one of the most popular design (after the FI8908W), adopted by XiaomiSricam, and many others for various models with different hardware.

The camera is based on a Goke GK710X, so information related to that chipset can be useful for tweaking this device.

Unlike many predecessors, the DG-MYQ lacks a screw thread at the back but has a hang-tab instead.

That allows Digoo to sell the camera alone with no accessories whatsoever.






















Mount solutions for 3D Printer

While the embedded hook is a convenient way to put the DG-MYQ on the wall, a proper stand with a way to orient the camera can be useful.

For those with a 3D printer, there are many free mounting projects for this popular model.

Ways to access the camera...


ONVIF: yeah , if you say so!

Obviously there's little interest for Digoo to allow its camera to work in a closed LAN environment when they could make money selling their Cloud Storage plan.

By default, onvif/rtsp is not enabled on this camera. However, even after enabling it (explained in the hwcfg.ini section below), the camera consistently fails to deliver a video stream despite responding to ONVIF queries.

Video streaming

The default password for accessing to the RTSP video stream on the DG-MYQ is dg20160404 
The hwcfg.ini file again, can be used to change it.

Video stream only 1280x720, no audio:
RTSP://admin:gd20160404@192.168.1.88 

No suffix is required. If you add one (/onvif1/onvif2  or /gadgetvictims), it's simply ignored.

Video stream with audio:
rtsp://admin:gd20160404@192.168.1.88/0/av0  
rtsp://admin:gd20160404@192.168.1.88/0/av1   
...provide respectively 1280x720 and 640x360

The HD picture is very decent and the audio quite neat, free from statics, altough it could be a bit more sensitive. There's a bug with the automatic night vision mode, which I explain near the end of this page.


Cloud access:



Use any app from cloudcam publisher, like Digoo Cloud app, YCC365,

...or from a browser:

Storage plan cost 6.99$/month currently (was 6$ in their original manual). If you go that route, just remember these words of wisdom.


Telnet access:

With any terminal emulator, such as PuTTY, logon with the following login:
user: root 
password: cxlinux

Useful locations and files:
/run/closelicamera.log

/tmp/ folder

/home folder in general

wpa_supplicant
   Wi-Fi AP connection details including name and password

config.cfg
   camera setting, including cloud user and Wi-Fi access point

work.log 

hwcfg.ini

contains camera options and can be used in the root of an SD card to change some settings (like support_onvif, and camera password) without using the Digoo Cloud app or web site 

Example:
[config]
support_onvif = 1
passwd = dg20160404
support_mp4record = 1

All parameters for hwcfg.ini:
This was found on 4pda.ru and is for information only. I didn't test most of them.
auto_reboot
support_ptz
ptz_one_step
sensor_position
support_eth
main_bps
main_fps
sub_bps
sub_fps
support_fisheye
local_quality_auto
voice_prompt
sound_detect
sound_level
motion_level
support_twoway_speech
ir_detect_type
adc_chan
adc_setting_max
adc_setting_min
buzzer_time
cds_lvl_night
ircut_reverse
ircut1_lvl
ircut2_lvl
ir_light_lvl
white_light_lvl
smart_ai_mode
support_433
support_smartfeed
buzzer_mode
support_pir
support_onekeycall
show_logo
support_wifikit
support_ap_mode
ptz_mic_mode
support_mp4record
voice_volume
hisi_redCastGain
talk_volume
support_allid
support_autosaturation
fisheye_mode
support_breakpointrecord
night_smear
support_mdzone
agcnight_value
agcday_value
mic_value
power_freq
support_ymv
ptzAdjustCount
support_onvif
parallel_ptz_ircut
support_nomac
autotrackingoff
model
the passwd
wifikit_passwd
wifikit_ssid
ap_account
ap_passwd
gk_mirror_type
hswl_board_type

Problems

firmware: 3.2.8.0121, 3.3.0.0803

Problem #1: Onvif not enabled by default.
As discussed above. The videos below are the ones I sent to Digoo customer service...I must have had time to waste...



Problem #2: IR Cut Filter bug
the older DG-M1Q had an IR cut filter bug due to a design flaw where the speaker magnet was preventing the IR cut from working.
The problem with DG-MYQ came with the recent firmware where a bug ruin the purpose of the Automatic Night Vision.

The night vision itself works fine if you switch it manually. The problem is that the auto mode, sets the IR cut filter in night mode when there's light, and goes in day mode when it's dark.

As a result, the picture is always black and white during the day, and becomes completely black at night.




This is likely a software bug with the Automatic Night Vision mode, rather than a wrong wiring: in Digoo Cloud > settings > Turning off  night vision manually restores the "day view" as expected. If it was the wiring, it would turn on the night mode.





Problem #3: the field of view is quite narrow
Since it's not a PTZ camera, it's good to have a wider field of view to cover most of the room in one view. The prodided 2.1mm lens is okay but a bit narrow.
I replaced mine with a 1.8mm lens. Be aware that there's a drop of glue to remove carefully before unscrewing the original lens. The focus of the new one should must be set before closing the case of course.




To find out more:

The best source of information I found for this camera is in Russian (use page translator if needed). The guys there have done a terrific job gathering almost everything you could possibly know about this camera: https://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=933195

As always, the do-your-own-tech-support forum from Digoo is a good source of information:

See also: zsgx1hacks
Hacks for ZS-GX1 IP Camera and various Goke GK7102 based IP Camera





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