Network Camera Recording and Monitoring System Network Video Recorder VK-64/VK-16 Setting Manual Ver. 1.3 Ver. 1.4 In addition to Viewer Manual and Setting Manual, Administrator’s Manual is also available in CD-ROM.
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Network Video Recorder VK-64 v1.4 5 Viewers 5 licenses * The Storage Server for VK-16 can register up to 16 camera servers. VK-16 and VK-64 uses the same Viewers. * Licenses to the VK-64/VK-16 v1.1, v1.2 and v1.3 can be used for v1.4.
VK-64 / VK-16 provides video viewing and recording from Camera Servers via an IP network such as a LAN. Since VK-64 / VK-16 makes use of IP networks, installations of cameras can be performed easily. In addition, it is possible to flexibly install new cameras and change installation locations of cameras.
System Configuration ■ Application Types and Functions Application Function Storage Server Stores recorded information. Lets users view recorded information, monitor live video and Viewer acknowledge/search events. Lets Administrators configure recording and viewing settings. Record Playback Record video to the Storage Server #1 Receives and Storage Server records video.
Overview of Setup This section explains how to install and configure the Storage Server and Viewer. Set up the Camera Servers VC-C50i The first step is to set up your cameras and/or Camera Servers. Refer to your camera and Camera Server manuals for connection details.
Overview of Setup Create and save Viewer Layouts Monitor live video and play back recorded events in the Viewer application. From the Viewer you can customize the Viewing Area and save Layouts. Recorded video from Storage Server Configure Recording Settings Live video from Camera Servers Register Camera Servers and Storage Servers...
Supported Camera Servers The table below lists the Camera Servers that are supported by VK-64 / VK-16. This information is correct as of November 2007. For the latest information, please refer to Canon Web site. Camera Server Firmware Version VB-C300 Ver.
Camera Servers, setting of recording frame rate etc.). It is also dependent on pre-event recording settings. Please contact dealers that handle Canon products for further information. If using Windows XP Professional SP2 or Windows Server 2003, follow the procedures as described in “Administrator’s Manual”...
Before Starting Operations with VK-64/VK-16 <Important> It is recommended that you perform tests under actual conditions before starting operations. ● Recording and display of live videos may not be provided as configured because many factors (such as network environment Note and PC performance) affect the actual performance of VK- 64 / VK-16.
PC depending on the number of Camera Servers or recording schedule. If you use VK-64 / VK-16 with many Camera Servers, install each application on separate PCs. Viewing with a low capacity PC may take longer, the specified frame rate may not be achieved, recording frame rate may be lower or recording may be interrupted.
Storage Server Storage Server. ● You can operate VK-64/VK-16 with up to ten Storage Servers using any combination of VK-64 Storage Server and VK-16 Note Storage Server. Up to 192 Camera Servers can be operated.
Before you begin installation... Check to ensure the Camera Server has been correctly installed and that the initial settings (network settings) have been made. Then connect to the network. For procedures on installing and setting up Camera Servers and cameras, please see the User’s Manual supplied with the Camera Servers and cameras.
Installation Procedures Types and number of licenses you can install vary according to the product you have purchased. If additional Storage Server Note and Viewer installations are required, you will need to purchase the necessary software for each PC (➝ P.7). Starting up the Installer Insert the Network Video Recorder instal- lation disc into your CD drive.
You can set a custom install here. ● Click Space to view the amount of disk space required in order to install VK-64/VK-16. A list of drives is shown. In either dialog, click OK to return to the installation steps.
Installation Procedures Upgrading from Version 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 When installing over an earlier version, VK-64 / VK-16 will attempt to use settings from your previous installation. It is important to verify your settings after installation. ● If you are using VK-64/VK-16 with NAS server, you need to set up log-on settings again after upgrading VK from v1.3 to v1.4.
Chapter Configuring the Storage Server This chapter shows Administrators how to start and stop the Storage Server as required. It also explains how to configure the Camera Server proxy for the Storage Server, set disk space used, set event notifications and configure users. If you are using the Viewer only, you can skip this chapter.
Configuring the Storage Server Double-click the Storage Server Configuration desktop icon. Alternatively, from the Windows Start menu select: Programs > WebView Livescope > Network Video Recorder VK Series v1.4 > Storage Server Configuration. If User Account Control is enabled on Windows Vista, the User Account Control screen will be displayed.
Configuring the Storage Server Configuring the Storage Server The Storage Server Configuration dialog, Settings tab allows you to configure: ● Storage Server name ● Proxy Servers ● Recording options Click the icon of the toolbar or right-click the title bar to display the About box. Enter a name for your Storage Server.
Configuring the Storage Server ● Enter the Storage Server Proxy Address If the Storage Server needs to access Camera Servers outside the LAN, you may need to configure proxy settings. * See “When using a proxy server” (→ P. 14). In the Storage Server Proxy field, tick the Enable the following proxy server box.
Configuring the Storage Server ● Select Disk Drive Settings In the Disk drive settings field, set: Drive - Select the disk drive to configure, from the drop-down menu. Maximum disk space used - Tick the box and enter a value in Megabytes (MB) or Gigabytes (GB), for example, “50 GB”.
Select a network drive and click OK to delete the selected drive from the Storage Server. About Network Drive VK-64/VK-16 can record videos on a drive on the network. The Note drive type is shown at the head of the Drive drop-down menu...
Configuring the Storage Server About Video Recording If disk space is not enough to cover the specified value Note configured with Maximum disk space used, the retained duration of recorded video may be shorter than the specified period or the recording may be temporarily stopped. Please be sure to perform sufficient tests before starting operations.
Password. Click OK. Click Start Storage Server to start the Storage Server with the specified account. If you are using VK-64/VK-16 with NAS server, you need to set up log-on settings again after upgrading VK from v1.3 to v1.4. Note Message ●...
Configuring the Storage Server Logon As Service Privilege When you want to add the Logon As Service privilege to an existing Windows account so that you may be able to configure network drive settings, perform the following steps before configuring the logon settings. Select Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, Administration Tool, and Local Security Policy from the Windows’...
Setting up Event Notifications Set up a user to receive Event Notification emails The Storage Server Configuration dialog, Events and Event Notification tabs allow you to set up event priorities and email notification to a particular user. ● Adjust settings for the “Events” tab and “Event Notification” tab. Select a suitable event priority from the drop-down menu for each event type listed.
Setting up Event Notifications Example event notification email An event of priority 3 occurred on 12/05/2006 at 15:15:17 PM +1000. Parking Lot 1: Sensor on...
Setting up Users Adding and Editing Users The Storage Server Configuration dialog, User Management tab allows you to set up users and their privileges. Administrators have access to the Viewer including Camera Server setup, recording schedules and Viewer setup. Operators only have access to live video and recorded video on Storage Servers they have permission to access.
In the user list under Administrator, tick the box to give the user full access to Network Video Recorder Configuration function, otherwise leave unchanged. Click Apply to save changes. The VK-64/VK-16 Administrator status is independent of the Windows Administrator status. Note...
Setting up Users User Management tab - Edit Users Use the Edit Users dialog to edit the password for an existing user. To edit a user: ● Step 1: Click Edit Click a user entry in the user list to select it. Click Edit below the user list to bring up the Edit User dialog.
Chapter Starting the Viewer This chapter describes how to start and login to the Viewer and connect to the Storage Server.
Starting the Viewer Launching Procedure Double-click the VK Viewer desktop icon. Alternatively, from the Windows Start menu select: Programs > WebView Livescope > Network Video Recorder VK Series v1.4 > VK Viewer. The connect option menu (Start-up Screen) is displayed. Select Master Storage Server option and click Connect.
Starting the Viewer Connect to the localhost If you want to use the local PC where Viewer is installed as the Master Storage Server, select localhost to start the Viewer. Select localhost from the drop-down menu. Click Connect. Enter your User Name and Password, and click Login.
Starting the Viewer Specify the IP address of Storage Server to connect Viewer If you installed the Viewer and Storage Server on separate PCs, specify an IP address of Storage Server and connect Viewer to the Storage Server. If you are unsure of the address to use, ask your System Administrator. Select Use IP address from the drop-down menu.
Starting the Viewer The dialog for entering the IP address will also be shown even when connection to the Storage Server failed. Use Viewer only without connecting to Storage Server (Viewer Only Mode) You can use the Viewer only without connecting to a Storage Server. When Storage Server is not used, some functions such as video recording, sensor events, motion detection, and event search are not available.
Starting the Viewer Functions not Available during Viewer Only Mode (Not Use Storage Server) When you launch the Viewer with Viewer Only Mode, the following functions are not available. ● Viewing Screen ● Timeline is not displayed. Timeline under the View menu cannot be used. ●...
After the Viewer has launched... When the Viewer accesses a Master Storage Server which has not been set up with camera information, the entire Viewing Screen is initially blank. You will need to configure the Viewer using the Configuration and Preferences screen. It is recommended that only one Administrator perform configuration on a network at a time.
After the Viewer has launched... Accessing the Configuration and Preferences screen To open the Configuration and Preferences screen: ● In the Menu Bar, select View → Configuration The menu bar is located at the top left of the Viewing Screen. In the Menu Bar, select View →...
System Configuration Process After configuring the Storage Server and launching the Viewer, you are now ready to configure the Viewer for monitoring, recording and playing back video. The flow diagram below shows the Viewer configuration process via the Configuration and Preferences Screen.
System Configuration Process Create and Save Viewer Layouts Monitor live video and play back recorded events in the Viewer. From here you can customize the Viewing Area and save Layouts. Recorded video from Storage Server Live video from Set up Viewer Settings (optional) Camera Servers In the Viewer Settings window, you can adjust live viewing frame rate, identify an individual Viewer’s Master Storage...
There are three windows in the Configuration and Preferences screen used for connecting and configuring VK-64/VK-16 settings: ● Camera Summary - add a new Camera Server to a zone and search for existing Camera Servers on the network.
Configuration and Preferences screen Storage Camera Summary windows Recording Schedules window Viewer Settings window...
Chapter Register Storage Servers and Camera Servers This chapter outlines how to register Storage Servers and Camera Servers and to manage Locations and Zones.
Camera Summary Window About Storage and Camera Server Summary Window Clicking the Camera Summary tab opens the Storage and Camera Server Summary window. The window consists of two sub-windows which are opened by their respective tabs, Storage Servers and Locations / Zones. When the →...
Camera Summary Window Click and drag divider line to the right to reveal full values. Storage Servers and Locations / Zones options The following options are available via the Storage Servers tab: Add Storage Server - Allows you to register a Storage Server with the system (up to ten Servers are recommended).
The diagram below illustrates an example of physical Locations and Zones on a VK- 64 / VK-16 network. Viewer access is via the Location and Zone drop-down menus. Zone 1 Zone 2 Zones are different areas of the one Location.
Location and Zone When a Location is selected from the drop-down menu at left, all of the Zones associated with the Location will appear to the right as camera thumbnail images. This tab containing four thumbnail images indicates that there are four cameras in the Zone. This tab containing six thumbnail images indicates that there are six cameras in the Zone.
Configure Camera Summaries Camera Summary - Add, Edit and Delete a Storage Server If you are using multiple Storage Servers, add each Storage Server as directed below. You need not perform these steps if you are using only one Storage Server and that Storage Server has already been added.
Configure Camera Summaries ● Edit the Storage Server Double-click the Storage Server in the list. Alternatively, select the Storage Server and click Edit. This will bring up the Edit Storage Server dialog. Modify the entry and click OK to close and save changes. ●...
Configure Camera Summaries Camera Summary - Add, Edit or Delete a Location/Zone You can easily add a new location to your system, then add zones to the new location folder. For example, a location could be a supermarket and zones inside that location can include cash register areas, supermarket aisles and entrances.
Configure Camera Summaries ● If you want to add a Zone to another location not listed, you must first create the Location before you add the Zone. Note ● Each Location name must be unique and each Zone name within a Location must be unique. ●...
Configure Camera Summaries Camera Summary - Find Camera Servers You can easily locate and register Camera Servers via Find Camera Servers. When you initiate the Find Camera Servers function, your computer searches the Viewer’s local subnet for all Camera Servers connected Note to it.
Configure Camera Summaries ● Step 2: Select a new Camera Server In the Search Results dialog, click a Camera Server in the search results list to select it. Click Add Camera Server..This will bring up the Add Camera Server dialog where you can configure settings for the Camera Server.
Using the Add Camera Server Dialog About the Add Camera Server Dialog The Add Camera Server dialog’s appearance will depend on the type of Camera Server connected. Set up camera position and saved video The Add Camera Server dialog allows you to set a camera thumbnail image for the Viewer and to choose a Storage Server for recorded video.
Using the Add Camera Server Dialog Add a Camera Server - Set connection details To add a Camera Server, you must specify how VK-64/VK-16 can connect to the camera server as follows: ● Step 1: Enter Host Name, User Name and Password...
● There is a maximum number of 64 Camera Servers that can be registered on one Storage Server with VK-64 (or 16 cameras with Network Video Recorder VK-16). ● If you have changed the Camera Server’s IP address, you also need to change the host names in the Connection Settings and Storage Server Settings dialogs.
Using the Add Camera Server Dialog Camera Summary - Edit Camera Server Settings The right-hand side of the Add Camera Server dialog may show one or more enabled cameras (depending on the type of Camera Server you are using). To edit settings: ●...
Using the Add Camera Server Dialog ● Step 3: Update and setup camera thumbnail for Viewer In the Preview area, a camera view is given. Click Update to grab a current frame from the camera. Captured image is shown in the thumbnail area, and is used as the thumbnail image of the Viewer screen.
Using the Add Camera Server Dialog ● Step 4: Select a hard drive for saving video In the Drive menu, select a hard disk drive on the Storage Server. Click OK when finished. The Camera Summary screen reappears. Network drives registered via Storage Server Configuration are also shown on the Drive drop-down menu.
Edit and Remove Camera Servers Camera Summary - Edit Camera Server The right-hand portion of the Camera Summary window features Edit Camera Server for editing the Camera Server(s) on your system, regardless of which tab you have selected (Storage Servers or Locations / Zones). The same dialog as Add Camera Server (→...
A confirmation dialog will appear. Click Yes. Click No to cancel. If a Camera Server is deleted, all the settings for VK-64/VK-16 associated with this Camera Server will be lost. Make sure to Note change the settings.
Saving Configuration Changes Camera Summary - When you have finished configuration The bottom right-hand corner of the Camera Summary window consists of two buttons, Save Changes and Discard Changes. ● Click Save Changes to keep all your settings. ● Click Discard Changes to cancel any modifications you have made. If you want to return to the Viewer dialog, select View >...
Chapter Configuring Recording Schedules This chapter details how to configure recording schedules for cameras on the network. Recording schedules are configured for recording videos by motion detection and by sensors. If you are using the Viewer only, you can skip this chapter. After setting the recording schedule, make sure to perform tests under actual conditions.
Recording Setting Flow Basic Recording Setting First you must specify “when” the camera should shoot “what” video. Just by configuring these two settings, you can start recording video with other default settings. “When” - Select one from the following: Specific day of the week (Normal schedule) Specific day (Special Day schedule) “What”...
Recording Setting Flow Basic Recording Setting Flow Select “When” Screen The setting window depends on how to set “when” recording video. If you want to record video on a day of the week, specify the day of the week and time on the Add/Edit Schedule Item dialog under the Normal Schedule dialog.
Recording Setting Flow Select “What” Screen Select an option in the Recording Mode area on the Add/Edit Schedule Item dialog under the Normal Schedule or Special Day Schedule dialog, depending on what to record. For Special Day For Normal schedule schedule What Continuous...
Configure Normal Recording About the Recording Schedules window - Normal Recording The Recording Schedules window is used for configuring recording settings for each known Camera Server on the network. In the Configuration and Preferences screen, click the Recording Schedules tab and ensure the Normal Schedule is selected.
Configure Normal Recording Time Scale for schedules Zone representing camera areas in the Location Zone Camera schedule time bars Location Click and drag the Click and drag the horizontal scroll-bar vertical scroll-bar to the right to view downward to view other schedule days.
Configure Normal Recording Create, Edit and Delete Recording Schedule Items To add or edit a schedule for a camera in a zone, you need to launch the Add Schedule Item or Edit Schedule Item dialog respectively. ● Step 1: Change Storage Server if necessary If you wish to display another Storage Server’s schedule, click the Storage Server menu, otherwise proceed to Step 2.
Configure Normal Recording ● The minimum duration for a schedule item is 15 minutes. ● You cannot create overlapping schedule items. Note To edit the time only, simply click an existing schedule item and drag the right or left boundary to lengthen or shorten the time respectively.
● Times are given in 24 hours, for example 18:00 is 6:00 pm. ● If a Camera Server has been configured with Restrict Service Time, VK-64/VK-16 will not be able to record from the Camera Server during restricted times. ● The time zone used for the recording schedule will be the time of PC where the Storage Server is running.
Configure Normal Recording Add / Edit Schedule Item dialog - Recording Settings field To configure the Camera Server for recording: ● Step 1: Set the recording mode Click the Continuously at Max. box if you want to set continuous recording for the duration of the time period.
Configure Normal Recording ● Step 2: Choose a preset angle and adjust backlight compensation In the Preview field a live preview is given of the selected camera view when connected. Select a Preset camera position from the drop-down menu of available camera angles, to retain a live preview from that angle.
Configure Normal Recording ● The On motion detection, Backlight compensation, and additional options are not available, if you use the preset tour Note function. ● Preset used for the preset tour are created on the Camera Server. Please refer to the Camera Server User’s Manual for details on making camera presets.
If settings are Note enabled on the Camera Server, they take precedence over any settings made in VK-64/VK-16. This may cause some confusion if your VK-64/VK-16 recording schedules fail to record with the correct camera preset. You should disable such Camera Server...
Configure Motion and Sensor Settings Recording Schedule dialog - Motion and Sensor Settings The Motion Detection recording starts recording video when a motion has been detected, while the Sensor Event recording starts recording video when a sensor input has occurred. In the Add / Edit Schedule Item dialog, there are two options available for setting recording parameters.
If settings are enabled on the Camera Server, they take precedence over any settings made in VK-64/VK-16, and your VK-64/VK-16 recording schedules fail to record with the correct camera preset. You should disable such Camera Server features when...
Configure Motion and Sensor Settings ● Step 2: Set the active region for recording In the Active Region field, adjust the region where motion detection is triggered. By default, the Active Region is the full area. You cannot use pan, tilt, and zoom operations in this window.
Configure Motion and Sensor Settings The Motion Detection Options field also allows you to set the sensitivity for motion detection within the Active Region. There are three controls, Sensitivity, Area Ratio and Duration. Motion detection status can be checked by the Detection Indicator. Area Ratio slide bar.
Configure Motion and Sensor Settings ● Set the Sensitivity Sensitivity is the degree of change detected as motion. Select Low-Med or Med-High. The available sensitivity settings range from 1 to 256. You can specify 1 through 128 as Sensitivity by clicking Low-Med and 129 through 256 by clicking Med-High.
Configure Motion and Sensor Settings ● Step 4: Set the event priority status In the Priority field, select the priority for the event to be generated for this motion from a menu of five options, ranging from 1. Highest to 5. Lowest. Priorities are color-coded as events in the Timeline in the Viewing Screen.
If settings are enabled on such a Camera Server, they take precedence over any settings made in VK-64/VK-16. This may cause some confusion if your VK-64/VK-16 recording schedules fail to record with the correct camera preset. You should disable such Camera Server features when using VK-64/VK-16 to record images.
Configure Motion and Sensor Settings Recording Schedule - Edit Sensor Events Settings You can specify recording settings based on the occurrence of a sensor event. A number of tabs in the Sensor Event Settings dialog are shown to reflect the number of sensors on each camera.
Configure Motion and Sensor Settings ● Step 2: Set the recording and an event priority Tick Record on this sensor to enable recording when a sensor is triggered. In the Priority field: Priority - select the priority for the event to be generated for this motion from a menu of five options, ranging from 1.
Configure Motion and Sensor Settings ● Step 4: Set the Night Mode (VB-C300, VB-C50i/VB-C50iR, VB- C50FSi, and VB-C50Fi) Select the Night Mode (→ P. 91) from the drop-down menu. You can select from Disabled, Enabled, or Not specified. ● Step 5: Set Additional Options (VB-C300) To use the exposure, white balance, and/or focus settings on the Camera Control Panel, tick the corresponding...
Configure Motion and Sensor Settings Record for before event - enter a number of seconds for the amount of recording time before the event occurs (up to 30 seconds). ● If Continuous Recording is also set, Record for before event is not available.
Camera Server, they take precedence over any settings made in VK-64/VK-16. This may cause some confusion if your VK-64/VK-16 recording schedules fail to record with the correct camera preset. You should disable such Camera Server features if you wish VK-64/VK-16 settings to take precedence.
Setting the Preset Tour Recording Schedule - Preset Tour Settings Use the preset tour function to move among multiple preset positions sequentially. In the Add / Edit Schedule Item dialog, there are two options available for setting the preset tour function. To set the preset tour function: ●...
Setting the Preset Tour ● Add a Preset Click Add on the Preset Tour Settings dialog. The Preset Tour (Add) dialog appears. Select a preset to add from the Preset drop-down menu. For the selected preset, configure the Speed (PT), Speed (Z), and Pause (sec) settings.
Setting the Preset Tour ● Change the Preset Order Select a preset to change the order from the list, and click Move Up or Move Down. ● Delete a Preset Select a preset to delete from the list and click Remove. Click OK.
Setting the Preset Tour If the following warning appears, please consider changing the settings according to the tables below. Note Warning example * The tour time shown depends on the settings. Click Cancel to return to the setting screen. Click OK to save the current settings. (If you are using the Preset Setting Tool, click Save on the setting page of the tool) Endurance of the pan/tilt mechanism is approximately 100,000...
Saving Normal Recording Changes When you have finished Normal Recording configuration... The bottom right-hand Recording corner of the Schedule window consists of two buttons, Save Schedule Discard Changes ● Click Save Schedule to keep all your settings. The settings are then saved to the Storage Server.
Saving Normal Recording Changes Display the Recording Setting Summary Display the summary information of the set recording schedule. Display Record Setup Summary is located at the center- bottom of the Normal Schedule window. Click Display Record Setup Summary to display the Record Setup Summary dialog.
Saving Normal Recording Changes If the load is too high, adjust the recording schedule again. Note Click Copy to copy the contents of the Recording Setting Summary dialog to the Clipboard.
Configure Special Day Recording About Special Day Recording The Special Day Schedule window is used for configuring particular days such as public holidays. When Special Day Schedules are set, Normal Schedules that conflict with the Special Day Schedules are disabled. In the Configuration and Preferences Screen, click the Recording Schedules tab and ensure the Special Day Schedule is selected.
Configure Special Day Recording Storage Server selector Single day schedule area (24 hours) Zone representing camera Location areas in the Location Schedule Type selector Day selector Click and drag the scroll-bar(s) to view more schedules if necessary. ● The scheduling area functions the same as the Normal Recording Schedule but only covers a single day (from 00:00 Note hrs.
Configure Special Day Recording Add, Edit and Delete a Schedule Type The Add Schedule Type dialog allows you to create a name for a new schedule type, for example, a public holiday. You must create a schedule type first before you can associate days with it.
Configure Special Day Recording ● Edit a Schedule Type In the Special Day Schedule window, click a schedule type in the Schedule Type list to select it. Click Edit..This will bring up the Edit Schedule Type dialog. Overwrite the existing name. For example, you may wish to change the name “Company Holidays”...
Configure Special Day Recording Add and Delete a Day The Select Date calendar allows you to select a day that can be used for the schedule type. To add a day: ● Add a Day In the Special Day Schedule window, click a schedule type in the Schedule Type list, for example, ‘Company Holidays’...
Configure Special Day Recording Alternatively, click the current month and a month selector will appear. To select another year, click the current year and scroll down or back up, using the up/down arrows. ● Delete a Day In the Special Day schedule window, click a schedule type in the Schedule Type list, for example, “Company Holidays”...
Saving Special Day Changes When you have finished Special Day configuration... The bottom right-hand corner of the Recording Schedule window consists of two buttons, Save Schedule and Discard Changes. ● Click Save Schedule to keep all your settings. The settings are then saved to the Storage Server. ●...
Saving Special Day Changes Display the Recording Setting Summary Display the summary information of the set recording schedule. Display Record Setup Summary is located at the center- bottom of the Special Day Schedule window. Click Display Record Setup Summary to display the Record Setup Summary dialog.
Saving Special Day Changes If the load is too high, adjust the recording schedule again. Note Click Copy to copy the contents of the Recording Setting Summary dialog to the Clipboard.
Checking Recording Status Check the Recording Status If you save the Normal or Special Day schedule settings, the Camera Server starts or prepares for recording. The recording status can be checked on the Edit Camera Server dialog in the Storage and Camera Server Summary screen.
Checking Recording Status ● Check the Edit Camera Server Dialog Select the desired Camera Server from the Camera Server list, and click Edit. The Edit Camera Server dialog appears. Click Connect. This establishes connection with the Camera Server. Select the desired camera from the Camera Settings tab in the right-hand area of the screen.
Chapter Configure Viewer Settings This chapter outlines how to configure settings that are specific to the Viewer. After configuring the Viewer, make sure to perform tests under actual conditions. Note...
Configure Viewer Settings About the Viewer Settings window The Viewer Settings window is used for configuring settings such as notification priorities and the live video viewing frame rate. Settings are stored on the Viewer PC, not on the Master Storage Server. Click the Viewer Settings tab to display the Viewer Settings window.
Configure Viewer Settings Select a frame rate from the drop-down list. Adjust frame rates automatically. Refer to “Administrator’s Manual” for details. Enable larger Video Window captions in the Viewer. The current Master Storage Server is indicated here. You can select the Master Storage Server when launching the Viewer (→...
Configure Viewer Settings Viewer Settings window - Use large captions for Video Windows Tick Use large captions for Video Windows to enable easier-to-read Video Window captions in the Viewer. Standard caption in Video Window. Large caption in Video Window. Viewer Settings window - Identify the Master Storage Server A Master Storage Server maintains settings for Camera Servers and Layouts.
Configure Viewer Settings Viewer Settings window - Configure Audio Transmission Settings The camera which is sending or receiving audio to a Viewer cannot interact with other Admin or NC Viewers. You can automatically terminate audio transmission after a specified period of time even if you forget to terminate it.
Configure Viewer Settings Viewer Settings window - Edit Event Notifications When an event occurs, it is indicated in the Live Events Log in the Viewer. In the Viewer Settings window, Event Notification Settings area, you can set up actions based on events according to the priority of the event.
Saving Viewer Settings When you have finished configuring Viewer settings... The bottom right-hand corner of the Viewer Settings window consists of two buttons, Save Changes and Discard Changes. ● Click Save Changes to keep all your settings. The Viewer settings are then saved to the local disk.
Chapter Arranging and Saving Layout This chapter details how to create and save Video Window Layouts and Layout Sequences.
Managing Video Layouts About the Layout menu The Layout menu allows you to save particular Video Window layouts for easy monitoring. The name of the currently-displayed layout can be found in the top-left corner of the Viewing Area, next to the Layout button.
Managing Video Layouts ● To create a new layout (a previously-saved layout is displayed): Click the Layout button to open the menu, and then select New Layout. The Viewing Area will become blank and the default layout name “Untitled” will be displayed.
Managing Video Layouts Organizing Layouts and Layout Sequences The Organize Layouts & Layout Sequences dialog allows you to create folders and sub- folders in which to save item (layouts and layout sequences) (➝ P. 128). To display the dialog: ● Open the Layout menu and select Organize...
Managing Video Layouts ● Move or Copy a layout or layout Sequence to another folder... In the Organize Layouts & Layout Sequences dialog, click an item to highlight it, then click Move to Folder..The Select destination folder dialog opens showing a list of created folders. Click to select the target folder in the list and click OK.
Managing Video Layouts Saving a Layout or Layout Sequence Administrators and Operators can save layouts and layout sequences to an existing folder or a new folder via the Save Layout dialog. ● Step 1: Open the Layout menu and select Save or Save As... The Save Layout dialog opens.
Managing Video Layouts ● Opening a previously-saved layout... Click the Layout button to open the menu and then click a layout or layout sequence in the list. The item will be loaded onto the Viewing Area. If you select another item without saving the current item, a dialog will appear prompting you to save the current layout or layout sequence (if the Layout setting (➝...
Managing Video Layouts Enter a new name. Select a layout sequence type. Click Add Layout to add a selected layout from the left-hand column. Select or enter the time. Click on a You can set the time layout to within the range from select it.
Working with Layout Grids You can customize your layouts by applying one of the following grids: None - You can arrange Video Windows freely. Alignment Grid - creates a grid of dots in the Viewing Area. You can re-size Video Windows using the grid. Small Grid, Medium Grid and Large Grid - creates a small (160x120), medium (320x240) or large (640x480) grid where you can place Video Windows in a tile-like manner.
Working with Layout Grids Working with the Alignment Grid Select the Alignment Grid from the Layout Grids sub-menu. The Viewing Area displays a grid of dots. When you place a Video Window, it “snaps” to the grid boundaries. ● Drag, drop and re-size a Video Window In the Camera Selection Area, click a thumbnail image and drag its selection boundary onto the Viewing Area grid.
Working with Layout Grids ● Working with Small, Medium and Large Grids When you select Small Grid, Medium Grid or Large Grid from the Layout Grids sub- menu, the Viewing Area displays “cells” for Video Windows. These are boundaries indicating a uniform size which is used to display Video Windows in a tile-like manner. ●...
Working with Layout Grids The Viewing Area with a Small Grid could look like this: The Viewing Area with a Medium Grid could look like this: Although you can add more, the number of Video Windows you can display simultaneously will depend on your video card, the Note speed of your computer, the maximum frame rate (➝P.
Working with Layout Grids The Viewing Area with a Large Grid could look like this: In this example, the Camera Selection Area and Timeline are hidden.
Working with Layout Grids Working with the Custom Grid The Custom Grid feature allows you to set a custom-size for displaying Video Windows. ● Set a custom grid Select Custom Grid from the Layout Grids sub-menu. The Custom Grid dialog appears.
Hiding and Showing Task Areas The View menu allows you to show/hide task areas and other display elements in the Viewer. When you unselect Camera Selector and Timeline and then select Fullscreen, the result is a large area in the Viewer for displaying more Video Windows as shown below in the Large Grid example.
Index Add Camera Server.......61 Find Camera Servers ......60 Firmware ..........12 Add Camera Server dialog ......62 Add Camera Server Dialog ....62 Upgrade.............12 Edit Camera Server Settings.....65 Set connection details .......63 Add Users..........35 Install .............15 Add/Edit Schedule Item dialog ....78 Before you begin installation .....16 Camera Angle ...........92 Installation Procedures......19 Configure Motion and Sensor...
Index Viewer Settings window ......116 Viewer Settings window ......116 Configure Audio Transmission Settings ..119 Preset Tour..........96 Configure Focus Settings ......119 Test ............97 Configure layout in the Viewing Screen ..118 Configure the proxy server ......118 Edit Event Notifications ......120 Recording Schedule ......71 Identify the Master Storage Server..118 Normal schedule ........72 Saving Settings ........121...
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