The File Extensions Database


.HKV File Extension

  • Developer by: EazzyDV Electric Ltd.
  • Category: Digital video and movie Files

What is an .HKV file?

.HKV is Eyesight IP Camera video

The hkv file extension is mainly associated with the security IP cameras produced by Chinese company called Eyesight.

HKV seems to be a proprietary variant of h.264 format used for video recordings.


How to open:

You can playback *.hkv recordings only with the SYSM Monitor app bundled together with the devices.

How to convert:

The default SYSM Monitor program can convert the recordings to AVI format, which seems to be most likely the only viable choices.

How to solve problems with HKV files

  • Associate the HKV file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any HKV file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.HKV files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the HKV file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .HKV is Eyesight IP Camera video. Because only the current version supports the latest HKV file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the EazzyDV Electric Ltd. manufacturer website after an available .HKV is Eyesight IP Camera video update.
  • To make sure that your HKV file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.