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This chapter assumes your DVR has been installed and configured. If it has not, please refer to
Sections 7: Installation and 8: Configuration.
The DVR's controls are similar to a VCR. As with a VCR, the main functions are
recording and playing back video. However, you have much greater control over
recording and playing back video. You can establish recording schedules based on
time of day and day of the week. The DVR allows you to search through the
recorded video using much more sophisticated tools than those available with
VCRs. Additional DVR features that are not available with VCRs are remote control
and viewing, and recording video at the same time you are watching previously
The front panel controls are described in Section 8: Configuration.
Once you have installed the DVR following the instructions in Section 7:
Installation, it is ready to record.
As soon as the DVR completes its initialization process, it will begin showing live
video on the attached monitor and playing live audio through the attached speaker.
The default mode is to display all cameras at once. Pressing any camera button
will cause that camera to display full screen. It displays live video and plays live
audio until the user enters another mode.
Pressing the Display button cycles the DVR through the different display formats.
The DVR can be set to display full-screen video for a preset dwell time when an
Event occurs. Video from the lowest camera number associated with the event
sensor will be displayed, the DVR will return to the previous screen format after
event monitoring dwell time expires. While the event monitoring is activated, the
monitoring for all other subsequent events will be ignored. Pressing individual
camera buttons or the Display button during event monitoring releases the current
event monitoring and displays the selected camera or returns to the previous
Pressing the Sequence button causes the cameras to display sequentially. When
in one of the multi-view formats, pressing this button will cause the DVR to go
through predefined screen layouts (Full Sequence). Or, the bottom, right screen
will display live cameras sequentially (Cameo Sequence). Selecting another
display mode, or pressing the Sequence button again exits the Sequence mode.
When in one of the multi-view formats, pressing the Left or Right arrow buttons will
cause the DVR to go to the previous or the next page. For example, if you press
the Right arrow button in the 2x2 format, the DVR changes pages as follows: