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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1 ─ Overview... 1 1.1 In This Manual ... 1 1.2 DX-PC For View Features ... 1 1.3 Product Information ... 1 Chapter 2 ─ Installation ... 3 Chapter 3 ─ Configuration ... 9 3.1 Screen ... 9 3.2 Panel ...
  • Page 4 User’s Manual...
  • Page 5: Chapter 1 ─ Overview

    1.2 DX-PC For View Features DX-PC For View program is an integrated software program that controls system management, video monitoring, video recording and image playback of multiple remote sites. DX-PC For View offers the following features:  Checks and reports status of remote DVRs ...
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  • Page 7: Chapter 2 ─ Installation

    For View to operate properly. This installation step will be skipped if they are already installed on your computer. 4. Designate the folder path to install DX-PC For View and select the user(s) who can use DX-PC For View. Then click Next.
  • Page 8 User’s Manual 5. When the following dialog box appears, click Next. 6. Click Next. 7. Select whether or not to run DX-PC For View automatically when logging onto Windows, and then click Next.
  • Page 9 8. Set the language option by selecting either Select language when starting DX-PC For View or Always start DX-PC For View using the language below. If you select Always start DX-PC For View using the language below, select the desired startup language from the list of available languages and then click OK.
  • Page 10 User’s Manual 10. Click Next. 11. Select I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and click Next. 12. Enter User Name and Organization, and click Next.
  • Page 11 Remote Operation Software (DX-PC For View) 13. Select Install Now. 14. Click Finish to complete the MSXML installation.
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  • Page 13: Chapter 3 ─ Configuration

    After installing the DX-PC For View software, you will find the DX-PC For View shortcut icon desktop. Run the DX-PC For View program by double clicking the icon. The DX-PC For View program consists of the screen, 12 docking panels, menu and toolbar.
  • Page 14: Panel

    3.2 Panel DX-PC For View has many powerful tools that can be used to streamline your work. Most of the tools are located on 12 docking panels that can be placed on the screen where they are most convenient. You can keep your screen free of clutter by displaying only the panels you use most frequently.
  • Page 15 Map Panel The Remote Sites Panel displays a list of remote sites registered during DX-PC For View System setup and a list of installed cameras at the remote sites. Entering the site name in the query box and clicking the allows you to find the remote site easily in the Remote Sites list.
  • Page 16 User’s Manual The Map panel pops up another screen when alarm-in, motion or video loss events are detected or when you click the device icon according to the Map Editor settings. Change the popup screen location by clicking the left mouse button on the screen and dragging it to where you want it located.
  • Page 17 NOTE: Refer to 4.2 Playback and Search for more details. Watch Event View Panel The Watch Event View panel displays events detected at individual remote sites while DX-PC For View is in the live monitoring mode. The description of event icons is as follows:...
  • Page 18 NOTE: The Emergency Event View function is available only for the remote sites that were set to notify the DX-PC For View system when configuring each event setup. Report View Panel Alarm-In Off...
  • Page 19 The Report View panel displays the system status information of remote sites. DX-PC For View checks the remote site and reports system status. Clicking the icon prints the report out. Report Setup must be configured during DX-PC For View System setup for this feature to function.
  • Page 20: Menu

    User’s Manual 3.3 Menu System Menu  Setup: Allows setting up the system operation and remote site configuration. System 1: Set up the date/time format for DX-PC For View, display option, and panic recording function.
  • Page 21 NOTE: If the image cannot be displayed properly because of your PC’s specifications, lower the drawing mode level. NOTE: While in the Fast Drawing mode, the drawing speed might decrease when the DX-PC For View screen is not located on the primary monitor.
  • Page 22 (On or Off). When using the panic recording function and overwriting option, DX-PC For View continues recording when the hard disk drive is full by overwriting the oldest video. Designate a recording folder path and set the recording folder size from 640MB to 2,048MB. Capacity shows the remaining space of the recording folder.
  • Page 23  Report Setup: Set up the Use (On or Off) and check intervals (from 1 to 24 hours) of the report function. When using the report function, DX-PC For View checks on the remote site based on the user-defined interval and reports system status.
  • Page 24 User’s Manual Remote Site: Configures the connection list for remote access.  Add: Click the Add button and enter the information about the remote site you want to add. – Reference Group: The site should be assigned to a Reference Group for effective management of multiple remote sites.
  • Page 25 Favorites map. Up to 64 cameras can be monitored at a time when each camera is assigned to its own position on the Favorites map. Remote Operation Software (DX-PC For View)
  • Page 26 – Remove: Select the Favorite site to remove from the Site Name list and click the Remove button.  Connect Favorite Site at startup: Select whether or not your favorite site is automatically connected when DX-PC For View starts.  Remove Selected Camera: Removes selected cameras from the Favorites map. Cameras can also be removed by clicking the right mouse button after selecting the camera.
  • Page 27  Load Setup File: Allows applying the settings of the System – Setup menu saved as a .xml file format to the DX-PC For View system. Loading the setup file can also be performed by clicking the on the toolbar.
  • Page 28 User’s Manual  Save Setup File: Allows saving the current settings of the System – Setup menu as a .xml file format. Saving the setup file can also be performed by clicking the  Batch Job Setup: Allows upgrading or setting up multiple remote DVRs using the Batch Job Setup screen.
  • Page 29  View Log: Displays log information saved in the DX-PC For View system. NOTE: You can also display the Log Viewer screen by selecting Log Viewer from the DX-PC For View options under the Start menu in Windows.
  • Page 30 User’s Manual View Log: Displays the type of log and the number of log entries of DX-PC For View. Selecting a log type from the list displays all entries of the selected log type, and you can search for the desired log by setting up a search filter.
  • Page 31  Exit: Disconnects all current connections and exits DX-PC For View program. View Menu Displays or closes the toolbar and panels. Remote Menu NOTE: The Remote menu can also be activated by clicking the right mouse button after selecting the remote site on the Remote Sites panel.
  • Page 32 User’s Manual  From: Adjust the search starting date and time. When First is selected, it will search from the first logged item.  To: Adjust the search ending date and time. When Last is selected, it will search to the last log. ...
  • Page 33: Image Menu

    Remote Operation Software (DX-PC For View) Record Menu NOTE: The Record menu can also be accessed using the toolbar controls. Starts or ends panic recording. Selecting Record Play initiates the RecordPlayer program and plays recorded video. Refer to 4.4 Panic Recording for more details.
  • Page 34  Hide Layout: Hides all panels and displays only the screen.  User Defined Layout: Displays the user-defined layout.  Always Load Layout at DX-PC For View Startup: Select whether or not the selected frame layout loads automatically when DX-PC For View starts.
  • Page 35: Toolbar

    When in one of the multi-view formats, clicking the Clicking (Layout Load) will apply the selected frame layout to DX-PC For View, and clicking Setup) allows you to set up the user-defined frame layout. DX-PC For View Setup Print button will move to the previous or next page.
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  • Page 37: Chapter 4 ─ Operation

    In addition, when events are detected at a remote site while in the live monitoring mode, DX-PC For View displays the event information on the Watch Event View panel. In order to perform live monitoring, the display option must be set to Watch Screen or Watch and Search Screen during System setup.
  • Page 38 NOTE: It is important that cameras are properly adjusted. These adjustments cannot make up for improperly adjusted cameras when the images are recorded. NOTE: Not all DVRs support the color control at DX-PC For View. Refer to the user manual of the DVR.
  • Page 39: Playback And Search

    Use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. NOTE: Not all DVRs support the PTZ control at DX-PC For View. Refer to the user manual of the DVR. Alarm Out Control Control alarm out devices on the remote DVRs by clicking the ON or OFF buttons.
  • Page 40 NOTE: Zoom in/out and brightness control work only while in the pause mode. Search Mode DX-PC For View supports two search modes: time-lapse mode and event mode. The time-lapse search mode searches for recorded data by time and then plays back images found within the time parameters.
  • Page 41 Search View panel to enter the event search mode. First, click the and set up the search condition in the following Event Search dialog box. Remote Operation Software (DX-PC For View) (Go To) button and set up the date and time to search.
  • Page 42: Additional Functions

    When searching video recorded on a PC-based DVR, you can adjust the event dwell time from 1 second to 10 minutes. If you adjust the event dwell time, DX-PC For View will display the images of first queried event and ignore remaining events occurring during the preset period.
  • Page 43: Image Processing

     Playing Recorded Audio DX-PC For View will play audio when it is in the single-screen layout while playing back recorded video that has recorded audio. Audio playback can be On or Off by selecting Enable Audio from the menu displayed by clicking the right mouse button on the screen.
  • Page 44 User’s Manual Save As Self-Player can be performed by using the desired time on the timetable and clicking the button sets the starting date (From), and selecting another time and clicking the button again sets the ending time (To).  Save As Video…: Saves any video clip of recorded data in an AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) file format. Set up the save parameters in the following dialog box.
  • Page 45: Additional Functions

    JPEG file. By placing a checkmark in the box beside Include Image Info, text information about the site will be included when saving the image. Remote Operation Software (DX-PC For View)
  • Page 46: Panic Recording

    User’s Manual Print Clicking the button on the toolbar prints the image currently displayed on the screen on a printer connected to your computer. By placing a checkmark in the box beside Include Image Info, text information about the site will be included when printing the image. Screen Menu Selecting a camera on the Watch or Search screen and clicking the right mouse button display the popup menu.
  • Page 47: Status View

    If you want to play back video saved in another recording folder, run the Record Player program first. Move to the Start menu in Windows. Then, select RecordPlayer from the DX-PC For View options and select the recoding folder path you want.
  • Page 48 User’s Manual NOTE: Refer to the manual for each applicable remote DVR for more details on system setup. Remote System Log: Displays the system log information of the remote DVR connected to the Status View panel. Remote Event Log: Displays the event log information of the remote DVR connected to the Status panel.
  • Page 49: Appendix A ─ Reviewing Video Clips

    Remote Operation Software (DX-PC For View) Appendix A ─ Reviewing Video Clips You do not need to install any special software on you personal computer to review video saved as Self-Player files. The file contains a Player program. Double-clicking the target file starts the Player program.
  • Page 50 User’s Manual Click to go forward one frame of the video clip. Click to play the video clip in fast forward. Click to go to the end of the video clip. Click to show the previous camera group if there is recorded video in the previous camera group in the current screen mode.
  • Page 51 Remote Operation Software (DX-PC For View) NOTE: If the VGA card or monitor does not support 800x600 video resolution, Full Screen might not display properly. If this happens, press the ESC key on your PC keyboard to return to the normal screen mode.
  • Page 52: Appendix B ─ Dvr Name Service (dvrns)

    STEP 3 (DVRNS Server  DX-PC For View): The DVRNS server notifies DX-PC For View of the requested IP address. STEP 4 (DX-PC For View  DVR): Connect to the target DVR using the IP address returned from the DVRNS server.
  • Page 53: Appendix C ─ Map Editor

    The Map Editor program allows you to create maps of remote sites. With the drag-and-drop and link function, you can create and edit the map easily and efficiently. Run the program by selecting MapEditor from the DX-PC For View options under the Start menu in Windows. Background Image Setting First, prepare the image in a bitmap or JPEG file format.
  • Page 54: Option Menu

    User’s Manual Option Menu Click the Option menu to set up the remote site information, device status display and remote site name to display. Site Information Setting: Select the Site Information Setting… in the Option menu to set the information about the remote site connections, and the following Site Information setup window appears.
  • Page 55 Click the Display Name field of each IP address and enter the name of the DVR to display on the popup screen. Remote Operation Software (DX-PC For View)
  • Page 56: Link Setting

    User’s Manual Equipment IP Address/User/Password/Port: Each field is filled in automatically with the information (user ID, password,  and port number) set in Site Information Setting…, or you can enter it manually. Device No.: Set the device number (1 ~ 32) for each device. If the selected device is a camera, Device No. ...
  • Page 57 Text Show: Select Yes to display the name of the link box on the selected image.  Clicking the (Save) button on the toolbar saves the map. You can monitor remote sites by using the map. Refer to 3.2 Panel – Map Panel section for details. V1.7 Remote Operation Software (DX-PC For View)

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