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QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual
QSDF8204
DVR User Manual
For H.264-4-channel Digital Video Recorder
All rights reserved
Rev 102208B
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Summary of Contents

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual QSDF8204 DVR User Manual For H.264-4-channel Digital Video Recorder All rights reserved Rev 102208B...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual CHAPTER 1 Introduction ... 4 1.1 DVR Introduction ... 4 1.2 Main Features and Functions ... 4 CHAPTER 2 Panel Functions ... 6 2.1 Check Accessories ... 6 2.2 Front Panel & Interface Terminals ... 6 2.3 Rear Panel ...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    6.1 By Smart Phone with WinCE Operating System ... 50 6.2 By Smart Phone with Symbian Operating System ... 52 CHAPTER 7 Frequently Asked Questions ... 55 Appendix A Standard & Specifications ... 58 Appendix B Record Capacity ... 59 Appendix C Abbreviation ... 59 Q-See Product Warranty ……………………………………………………………..60...

  • Page 4: Chapter 1 Introduction, Dvr Introduction, Main Features And Functions

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1.1 DVR Introduction This DVR uses Dual Stream technology, and standard H.264 algorithm, combined with a fashionable outline design and the latest advanced video compression format, with a main processor that can process recorded video and internet transmission simultaneously at different bit rates and has a distinct independent LCD monitor embedded on the front panel.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual PTZ CONTROL • Supports various PTZ protocols • Supports 16 PTZ presets • Supports remote PTZ control COMMUNICATION PORT FOR PTZ CAMERAS • RS 485 communication port NETWORK • Supports TCP/IP protocol • Supports remote DVR configuration •...

  • Page 6: Chapter 2 Panel Functions, Check Accessories, Front Panel & Interface Terminals

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual CHAPTER 2 Panel Functions Warning: Please power off the DVR before you connect other devices to it. 2.1 Check Accessories When you receive the unit, please check the accessories and make sure you have all of the parts. Normally, accessories will include one mouse, a power cable, manual, and some screws for installing HDD.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual Item Name Digital buttons +/Menu button -/Backup RECORD PLAY SEARCH FF/PTZ STOP/ESC USB port Indicator lights Direction/Multi-screen button Enter button IR Receiver Fig2.1 Front Panel Function Input numbers or choose cameras 1. Increase the value in setup 2.

  • Page 8: Rear Panel

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 2.3 Rear Panel Layout subject to change, may be slightly different from your model. The rear panel sketch and interface buttons are shown below: Items Names ALARM IN ALARM OUT +5 V and GND COM port RS485 RJ45 PORT...

  • Page 9: Remote Control Introduction, Remote Control

    Are signals transmitted by other devices interfering with the Remote Control? Notice : If none of the above problems apply, please contact Q-See to replace the remote control. 2.4.2 Remote Control The layout of the remote control is shown below.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual The functions of the buttons on the Remote Control are described in the table below: Items Names Power Button INFO Button REC Button Number and Letter Buttons Multi-Screen Button SEARCH Button MENU Button ENTER Button Direction Button +/- Button Playback Control...

  • Page 11: Chapter 3 Basic Operation Guide, How To Start Dvr

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual CHAPTER 3 Basic Operation Guide 3.1 How to Start DVR Notice : Before powering on the unit, please make sure the power input matches the local power voltage. To start the DVR: STEP1 Connect the DVR to AC adaptor and plug in. STEP2 Turn on the DVR.

  • Page 12: Main Menu Setting

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 3.2 Main Menu Setting There is an administrator setup in the DVR. The administrator has control over all settings. The username is "Admin", and default password is "123456". Steps of entering the Main Menu are: Notice : The instructions in the examples are the steps using the Remote Control.

  • Page 13: Basic Configuration

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 3.2.1 Basic Configuration Basic Configuration menu is shown as Fig. 3.4. 1. VIDEO FORMAT There are two video formats: NTSC and PAL. Please select according to your area, NTSC is used in the USA. 2.

  • Page 14: Live Configuration

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 5. DVR ID DVR ID consists of three numbers. STEP1 Move the cursor to the item. STEP2 Press "Enter" key to modify numbers. STEP3 Enter three numbers, and then press "Enter" key to confirm the modified entry.

  • Page 15: Record Configuration

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual STEP2 Enter channel name. STEP3 Press "Enter" key to confirm the operation. 3. SHOW NAME If selecting "SHOW NAME", the camera name will be displayed in live view. If unselecting "SHOW NAME", the camera name will not be displayed. 4.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 3. PRERECORD TIME Prerecord time refers to the amount of time recorded from memory before the alarm was triggered. There are two options: 5 seconds and 10 seconds. 4. TIME STAMP If selected, record time will be displayed on the bottom of the screen at playback 5.

  • Page 17: Alarm Configuration

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual STEP7 Press "Enter" key to confirm the setup. On weekday and holiday, you can select whole day or set four periods in a day to record. 9. FRAME RATE SETUP Frame rate is the number of pictures recorded each second. If choosing 15, the picture-recording rate is 15 frames per second.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 1. HOLD TIME This sets the continued recording time after an alarm is triggered. There are two options: 1 minute and 2 minutes. It also determines the interval between motion detection events. If the HOLD TIME is 1 minute, if new motion is detected within this period it will be considered part of the previous event instead of the start of a new event.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual Sub-steps for manually selecting the detection area are described below: In the Area Setup submenu, choose "CUSTOM" option. Press "Enter" key to confirm the operation. Press "Up", "Down", "L eft" and "R ight" buttons to choose the area which needs to be detected Press "Enter"...

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 1. HOLD TIME This sets the continued recording time after an alarm is triggered. There are two options: 1 minute and 2 minutes. It also determines the interval between motion detection events. If the HOLD TIME is 1 minute, if new motion is detected within this period it will be considered part of the previous event instead of the start of a new event.

  • Page 21: Ptz Configuration

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual OTHER ALARM Other Alarm submenu is shown in Fig. 3.13. Other alarm includes video loss, disk full and so on. There are two options of alarm output: ALARMOUT1 and BUZZER. Their functions are same with that in sensor alarm. 3.2.5 PTZ Configuration PTZ Configuration menu is shown in Fig.

  • Page 22: User Configuration

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual STEP2 In Preset submenu, press "Enter" button to switch the preset point needing to be reset. STEP3 Press "ADJUST" button to enter PTZ mode. STEP4 On the front panel, press "ZOOM", "FOCUS", "SPEED", "IRIS", "+" (MENU) and "-"...

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 1. AUTHORIZATION CHECK If you put a checkmark in "AUTHORIZATION CHECK", all users need to input the password before entering the Main Menu. If you do not check "AUTHORIZATION CHECK", users can enter the system directly without password.

  • Page 24: Network Configuration

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 6. DELETE USER STEP1 Move the cursor to the "DEL" button on the screen. STEP2 Press "Enter" key to confirm the operation. When a user is deleted, the username and password will no longer exist in the system. 3.2.7 Network Configuration Network Configuration menu is shown as Fig.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual Fig 3.21 System Information This is the DVR’s IP configuration. There are three options: STATIC, DHCP and PPPoE. If you use the Static IP address option you will need to access the router the DVR is attached and get the setup information.

  • Page 26: Manager Tools

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual DDNS CONFIGURATION DDNS Configuration submenu is shown as Fig. 3.22. The DVR does not currently support any DDNS servers in the USA, support may be added in future firmware updates. 3.2.8 Manager Tools The Manager Tools menu is shown as Fig. 3.27. SHUTDOWN SYSTEM This option is used to shut down the system.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual There are two options: FORMAT and CANCEL. 1. QUICK FORMAT If you check this item, you can format the hard drive quickly. 2. FORMAT STEP1 Select "FORMAT" button. STEP2 Press "Enter" key, a warning will pop up: ‘Format will erase all data on this hdd! Format now? ’...

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual SYSTEM INFORMATION System information submenu is shown as Fig. 3.30. It displays the information about the system, such as firmware version, device name, DVR IP ADDRESS, Client information and so on. Press the "INFO" button on the front panel and it will display the system information on the screen.

  • Page 29: Shortcut Menu

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual IMPORT CONFIGURATION & EXPORT CONFIGURATION This function is used to help users manage multiple DVRs conveniently. When users need to set up the same parameters in more than one DVR, they can copy one DVR’s setting to all others without setting them up one by one. EXPORT CONFIGURATION can copy one DVR’s parameter settings to a USB flash drive;...

  • Page 30: Search

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual ZOOM STEP4 In PTZ mode, press "ZOOM" button. STEP5 Press "+" and "-" buttons to zoom in and zoom out. FOCUS STEP1 In PTZ mode, press "FOCUS" button. STEP2 Press "+" and "-" buttons to control focus. IRIS STEP1 In PTZ mode, press "IRIS"...

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 2. Search by Time All records can be searched through this option. Steps of searching by time are below: STEP1 In Calendar submenu, select date. STEP2 Press "Enter" key to enter the Playback submenu, refer to Fig. 3.38.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual STEP6 Choose an event record. STEP7 Press "Enter" key to play back the record STEP8 Press "Stop" button to get back to live display mode. Notice : If event list is over one page, use "PREV" and "NEXT" buttons to view next page. BACKUP &...

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual (7) BACKUP Before to backup, users should select BACKUP MEDIA, BACKUP FILE, CHANNEL, START TIME, END TIME and EVENTS. STEP1 Press "BACKUP" button, the backup information of DVR will display on the screen (refer to Fig. 3.40). STEP2 Press "START"...

  • Page 34: Information, Other

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual LOCK/UNLOCK Lock submenu is shown as Fig. 3.43. Its function is to lock or unlock the record. Use "Enter" key to change the state. If a record event is locked, it cannot be deleted or covered. 3.3.3 Information Press "INFO"...

  • Page 35: Chapter 4 Remote Surveillance, Accessing Dvr, Accessing Dvr Over A Network

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual CHAPTER 4 Remote Surveillance 4.1 Accessing DVR The system supports remote surveillance through a network or Internet. This DVR supports five users logging in at the same time. First, the DVR needs to be connected with a router so that it can be accessed over the network or Internet.

  • Page 36: Accessing Dvr Over The Internet

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 4.1.2 Accessing DVR Over the Internet When accessing the DVR over the Internet, in addition to the above steps, you would then need to forward port 80 on the router the DVR is attached to, to the IP address of the DVR.

  • Page 37: Main Interface, Login, Snap Picture, Parameter Settings

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual Fig 4.1.3 4.2 Main Interface The function buttons of the remote surveillance display are shown in Fig.4.4. Large Picture Quad Picture Next Video Channel Fig 4.4 Main Interface 4.2.1 Login The operation of the network client is the same as the DVR. Default username is ‘Admin’...

  • Page 38: Record, Camera Audio, Dvr Status Panel, Remote Playback And Search, Remote Playback

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 4.2.4 Record STEP1 Click "DVR Record" button. STEP2 Select "Start Record" in drop down list to record. STEP3 Select "Stop Record" in drop down list to stop recording. 4.2.5 Camera Audio (for cameras that have microphones) There are two options: close camera audio and open camera audio.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual Meanings of the function buttons in Remote Playback window are shown below: : Play /Pause. : Stop. : Next frame. This button will be valid when playback is paused. 4. You can adjust the speed for playing record in the area shown as Fig 4.6 Speed.

  • Page 40: Other Functions

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 4.3.2 Other Functions BACKUP Click button to enter the Backup window shown as Fig 4.8 Backup. There are two methods of backup: by time and by event. 1. TIME BACKUP STEP1 Select time and record type. STEP2 Select camera.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual Choose event and press ">>" button to go to backup list, Click ">>>>" to choose all events. Choose event list and press"<<" button to clear selected event; click "<<<<" button to clear all events. STEP7 Click "OK"...

  • Page 42: Remote Dvr Configuration, Basic Configuration

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 4.4 Remote DVR Configuration Click button in Main Interface to enter the DVR Configuration interface shown as Fig 4.12 Remote DVR Configuration. Definitions of buttons in Fig 4.12 are below: System Configuration Record Configuration PTZ Configuration Management Tools Through the Remote Configuration interface, users can set all configurations...

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 1. Video Format Select video format in the drop down list. There are two video formats: PAL and NTSC. 2. Time Position Select time position on the DVR display in the drop down list. 3.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual LIVE CONFIGURATION 1. Channel Select the option in the drop down list to change the channel of the camera. 2. Channel Hide Select the check box to hide the picture in the live display mode. 3.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 1. Parameter Setting This setting is the same as ‘3.2.3 Record Configuration’ of the DVR. If you change it on Network Client, the DVR will change along with it. 2. Schedule Record The default value of Schedule Record is not active. STEP1 Click the check box of the Schedule Record, and it will be active.

  • Page 46: Remote Ptz

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual DISK MANAGEMENT Displays the information of the hard disk. FIRMWARE UPDATE DVR firmware can be updated remotely through Network Client software. STEP1 Select the path to the updating file. STEP2 Click "Start" button, the updating progress bar will appear. The Update dialog box is shown as Fig 4.18 Firmware Update.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual 1. Channel Select the channel used by the PTZ camera. 2. Baud Rate Select the Baud Rate of the PTZ camera. The default value is 9600. 3. Protocol The communication protocol of PTZ camera. 4.

  • Page 48: Enter Menu List, Search, Configuration, Ptz Control

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual CHAPTER 5 Operation with a Mouse 5.1 Switching Display Channels can be selected and altered using a Mouse. If the display is in multi-screen mode, clicking on a picture it will switch it to full screen; and if in full screen, clicking on an image it will change it to multi-screen mode.

  • Page 49: Stop Record/start Record, Fast Reverse And Fast Forward

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual FOCUS Click "FOCUS+" button to focus the Speed Dome further away. Click "FOCUS-" button to focus the Speed Dome closer. ZOOM Click "ZOOM+" and "ZOOM-" buttons to control the Speed Dome zooming in and zooming out. IRIS Click "IRIS+"...

  • Page 50: Chapter 6 Mobile Surveillance, By Smart Phone With Wince Operating System

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual CHAPTER 6 Mobile Surveillance This DVR supports mobile surveillance by smart phones and PDAs with WinCE or Symbian operating systems that are on 3G networks. Among them, Dopod D600 (WM5) and Dopod S1(WM6) have been tested and fully certified that they worked well with the DVR.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual STEP4 Click “Yes” to download and install. STEP5 PCam will be opened after installed. STEP6 Input the server’s address, ID, and password respectively in the columns of “Server”, “User”, and “Password”. Then click “Go” to login to the DVR.

  • Page 52: By Smart Phone With Symbian Operating System

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual STEP7 Camera 1 is the default display after login. Change the camera in the drop down menu of “Channel”. Notice : User name and password here are the same as that used on the DVR. The defaults are user name “admin”...

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual STEP4 The security window will pop up after downloaded and ask if you want to install the package. Click YES to install. STEP5 A Scam shortcut icon appears on the system menu after finished. STEP6 Run Scam program.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual STEP7 Click Options--->Settings to enter login interface. STEP8 Input the server’s address, ID and password respectively. Then click OK to login to the DVR. (See 4.1.2 Accessing the DVR over the Internet) STEP9 It will show the camera after accessing successfully. Notice : User name and password here are the same with that used on the DVR.

  • Page 55: Chapter 7 Frequently Asked Questions

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual CHAPTER 7 Frequently Asked Questions Q1. Why is the DVR not starting after connecting the power? a. The adapter has been damaged. Please change the adapter b. The adapter is not producing enough power. Please remove the HDD to see if the DVR will start without it.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual Q6. Mouse does not work, what could be wrong? a. Wait for 5 seconds after mouse connected then try. b. Not being identified. Plug/unplug several times. c. The mouse is incompatible. Please try a different mouse. Q7.

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual ③ Enable all the sub options under “ActiveX controls and plug-ins” ④ Then click OK to finish setup. b. Other plug-ins, firewalls, or anti-virus programs may block ActiveX. Please uninstall or close them. Notice: When the Network Client is running on VISTA operation system, you also need set relational ActiveX parameters.

  • Page 58: Appendix A Standard & Specifications

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual Appendix A Standards & Specifications Model VIDEO Input Level Video Standard Video Output Screen Split Control Display Resolution Speed AUDIO Compression Audio In/ Out Input Level RECORDING Compression Compression bit rate Resolution NTSC Speed NTSC Mode Motion detection...

  • Page 59: Appendix B Record Capacity, Appendix C Abbreviation

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual Control Device PTZ control Appendix B Record Capacity The following table shows the record capacity of gross four channels recorded in one hour. Picture Resolution( Total frame Quality CIF) Highest 352*288 100F/S Medium 352*288 100F/S Lowest 352*288...

  • Page 60: Q-see Product Warranty

    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual Q-SEE Product Warranty Thank you for choosing our products. All of our products have a conditional free warranty repair service for hardware within 12 months starting from purchase date, and a free exchange service within one month (valid for manufacturing defects).

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    QSDF8204 Digital Video Recorder User Manual Customer Information Card User’s Name Company Address Postal code Phone Number E-mail Model Number Serial Number Purchase Date Distributor...

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