Reviewing video clips
Siemens Building Technologies
Fire Safety & Security Products
You do not need to install any special software on your personal computer to
review the video clips. The copied video clip contains the ClipPlayer program.
If you used a USB device, disconnect either the external USB-IDE hard disk drive
or USB flash drive from the DVR, and connect it to your PC. If you used a
recordable CD or DVD, insert the CD or DVD in your computer's CD drive. Double-
clicking the target clip file starts the ClipPlayer program.
It is suggested that the computer used for the ClipPlayer program has at least an 800MHz Pentium III.
If your CPU is slower than this, video clips recorded at maximum speed with very high image quality
will be played back slowly. Also DirectX 8.0 or higher is required to run Clip Player, and a VGA card
with 16 MB or more video RAM is recommended for proper operation.
Fig. 120 ClipPlayer screen
The ClipPlayer screen displays the clip images.
Proper image display depends on the display settings of your PC. If you are experiencing display
problems, click the right mouse button on the background screen and select Properties
then set the colour quality to "32 bit". Then select Advanced
Acceleration to "Full". Please make sure that DirectX version 8.0 or higher has been installed if the
display problem continues to occur. To check the version of DirectX, click Start
"dxdiag" and press the enter key. The DirectX Diagnostic Tool dialog box will display. Then move to
the Display tab and make sure DirectDraw Acceleration is set to "Enabled". Test the DirectDraw by
selecting the DirectDraw Test button. After changing the settings, update the driver version of the VGA
card. If you still have display problems after changing all display settings as described above, try
replacing the video card. Video cards with an ATI chipset are recommended.
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