HKV File Type- The quick facts
What are HKV files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a HKV file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a HKV file?
The .hkv file extension is used for a digital video file format that was developed by Eyesight, a tech product manufacturer based in China. These HKV files are generated by Eyesight IP cameras, which are used as security cameras and surveillance tools. These .hkv files can be played by using the SYSM Monitor program, which is a digital video player for PCs.Depending on the Eyesight IP camera that was used to record and save these HKV video files, a .hkv file may contain recorded motion graphics in various resolutions and recorded digital audio clips. There are only a few digital multimedia players with support for opening and playing these HKV files, and some Eyesight IP cameras do not have features for recording audio clips.The SYSM Monitor application can also be used to export these .hkv files to the AVI file format. This software is recommended for playing and exporting these HKV video files.
How to open HKV files
Important: Different programs may use files with the HKV file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your HKV file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single HKV opener which you will find listed below.
Last updated: September 3, 2012
Suggest another file format using extension HKV
While we know of one file format using the .HKV file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .HKV file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of HKV files. Remember, different programs may use HKV files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.