NETWORK CAMERA User’s Manual VB-C50i Please read this User’s Manual carefully before operation. Be sure to read the “a Safe Use of Equipment” section before using this equipment. Store this manual in a readily accessible location for future reference. VB-C50iR...
Thank you for purchasing the Canon Network Camera VB-C50i/VB-C50iR (referred to hereafter as the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR). This User’s Manual describes how to set up and use the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. Read this manual carefully before using the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR to ensure effective operation. In particular make sure that you read the “a Safe Use of Equipment”...
●When videos are taken of specific buildings, interiors and the like, we install the camera only after receiving approval from the administrator. Please note that the operator of the camera site and not Canon has full responsibility regarding the disclosure of live videos and audio.
Package Contents The VB-C50i/VB-C50iR package contains the following items. If any of these items is missing, please contact the retailer from which you purchased the product. 1. VB-C50i main unit (or VB-C50iR main unit) 3. AC cable (1 meter/3 ft.)
Package Contents ... iv How to Read This Manual... ix a Safe Use of Equipment... x Maintenance ... xv Chapter 1 Before Using the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR Features of the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR ... 1-2 Hardware and Software Requirements ... 1-4 Viewer Software ... 1-4 VB Initial Setup Tool ...
Contents Setting Up the HTTP, Camera and Audio Servers (Server) ... 3-16 Setting User Access Privileges (Access Control) ... 3-21 Setting the Date and Time (Date and Time) ... 3-24 Setting Up Name Server Address and Mail etc. (Miscellaneous) ... 3-26 Using the Administration Tools (Administration Tools) ...
Log Viewer ... 4-62 Viewing the Log ... 4-63 Admin Viewer ... 4-65 Starting Up Admin Viewer ... 4-66 Operating External Devices and Motion Detection ... 4-66 Enabling/Disabling View Restrictions ... 4-68 Operating a Camera ... 4-68 Camera-Specific Functions ... 4-70 Sending and Receiving Audio ...
Setting Retention Period and Disk Space ... 6-36 Chapter 7 Appendix Troubleshooting ... 7-2 Log Messages ... 7-4 The VB-C50i/VB-C50iR Log Messages ... 7-4 The VBCollector Log Messages ... 7-12 Specifications ... 7-16 External Device I/O Terminals ... 7-17 System Configuration ... 7-18 Example of Basic System Configuration - Viewing Videos Using a Viewer ...
How to Read This Manual For information about setting up the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR Read this manual carefully before using the VB-C50i/ VB-C50iR. User’s Manual (This document) For information about using the Viewer This manual describes how to use the Viewer for Java and the Viewer for PC.
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The serial number of this equipment may be found on the bottom of the VB-C50i/ VB-C50iR. No others have the same serial number as yours. You should record the number and other vital information here and retain this book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.
If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516) 328-5600 Canadian Radio Interference Regulations This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Safe Use of Equipment a IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions, the word “equipment” refers to the Canon Network Camera VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and all its accessories. 1. Read Instructions - All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the equipment is operated.
19. Replacement Parts - When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts that are specified by Canon or that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
22. When any of the following occurs, immediately switch OFF the equipment, unplug it from the main power supply and contact your nearest Canon supplier. Do not continue to use the equipment as this can cause a fire or electric shock.
P.6-11) are not suited to applications where high levels of reliability are required. Therefore, we recommend that you not use these functions for monitoring or other purposes if consistently high levels of reliability are required. Canon accepts no liability whatsoever for faults resulting from the use of the Motion Detection, Automatic Tracking and VBCollector.
Features of the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR The VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is a system that distributes live videos via the Internet or an intranet. It can be used in a wide range of applications, such as distributing live videos from a Web site or monitoring. The system is configured for the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and viewer software. Please use...
Using the built-in infrared light (effective lighting range: approx. 3m [9.8ft.]), you can take pictures even in darkness. * When using a dome housing with the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR, the infrared light cannot be used. Motion detection function and automatic tracking function You can perform external device control, video and audio recording* by detecting changes in the image caused by motion of people or objects.
WebView Product web page:http://www.canon.com/ webview Viewer Software (→ d Viewer Software User’s Manual) The viewer software that is supplied with the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR lets you view the video captured by the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and control the camera. Viewer for Java Ver. 3.6 Operating System/ Windows 2000 (SP4)/Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1), Netscape 7.1 or 7.2...
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (SP1)/Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1) VB Administration Tools Ver. 2.2 (→ P.4-2) This tool lets you create panorama pictures from the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and then easily use them to visually set view restrictions and presets. You can also set schedules with this tool.
Hardware and Software Requirements Using the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR with Windows XP SP2... Note If you use the VB Initial Setup Tool or VBCollector with Windows XP SP2, you will need to change your Windows firewall settings on your PC. VB Initial Setup Tool If you installed the VB Initial Setup Tool on a PC with Windows XP SP2 and try to launch the tool, you may encounter a “Windows Security Alert”...
2. Click the [Add] button. The dialog box for adding Trusted sites then appears. 3. Enter the IP address of the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR in the “Add this Web site to the zone” box and then click the [Add] button to register the camera as a trusted site.
20 GB HDD or greater, SCSI or IDE, NTFS formatted The requirements for Storage Server will vary according to the environment you will use (number of Camera Servers, setting of recording frame rate etc.). Please contact dealers that handle Canon products for further information.
You can also set the LED not to light up (→ P.3-28). 100/10 BT Ethernet connector (100Base-TX, 10Base-T Auto-Negotiation) Multi-connector You can connect the Multi-Terminal Module VB-EX50 to the VB-C50i/VB- C50iR via the connector (→ P.1-12). Power connection socket...
Base Infrared light * Cannot be used inside Camera head Power connection socket Multi-connector You can connect the Multi-Terminal Module VB-EX50 to the VB-C50i/VB- C50iR via the connector (→ P.1-12). 100/10 BT Ethernet connector (100Base-TX, 10Base-T Auto-Negotiation) a dome housing.
Bottom On the bottom of the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR there are the MAC address required for network settings, a Reset switch that returns the factory default settings and the serial number. Screw hole for tripod mounting Reset switch You can revert all settings of...
Multi-Terminal Module VB-EX50 (Sold Separately) Using the Multi-Terminal Module VB-EX50, you can connect external devices such as different kinds of sensors, a microphone* and speaker to the unit, and you can store image by sensor response, or send and receive* audio (→ P.7-17). Please note that the Multi-Terminal Module VB-EX50 is an optional product and is therefore sold separately.
Se t up the camera Set up the device. Make sure the device is set up properly (→ P.2-4). VB-C50i Connect the camera and your PC via the hub (→ P.2-6). LAN cable P e rfo r m initial settings for th e ca me ra...
C h e c k operati on of the c a me ra Access the device with your PC, then display to check the image from the top page of the camera server (→ P.2-10). Instal l the so ftware Install the required software in advance for operating the camera (→...
VB-C50i/VB-C50iR (→ P.1-11). Please make a note of it before installing this unit. Using a Tripod (VB-C50i) The screw for mounting a tripod is on the bottom of the VB-C50i toward the front. ● Do not overtighten the mounting screw.
3 times before stopping. Wide Converter a WARNING: The Wide Converter WL-37 is designed specifically for the VB-C50i and cannot be used on the VB-C50iR. ● The camera may not operate correctly if a wide converter other than the WL-37 is used.
The VB-C50i/VB-C50iR itself does not have a power switch. You can switch the VB-C50i/VB- C50iR on by plugging the AC adapter into a wall outlet. The LED flashes when the VB-C50i/VB- C50iR is communicating. When the power supply is turned ON, the LED momentarily flashes.
Do not turn on the camera at this stage. Note 2. Insert the CD-ROM provided into your PC and from Explorer etc. double-click “VBSetup.exe” to start the VB Initial Setup Tool. Turn on the VB-C50i. Supplied CD-ROM ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○...
Window Server 2003 Standard Edition (SP1). ● The password for both the VB-C50i and the VB-C50iR is “VB-C50i”. ● The MAC address for this unit is shown on the bottom of the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR (→ P.1-11). ● The IP address 192.168.100.1 is used as the factory default setting. Please set an IP address that suits the environment in which the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is to be used.
● Please consult with your network administrator for the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway address settings. ● If 20 minutes or more have passed since the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR was turned on, the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR stops sending requests for IP addresses allocation and they cannot be detected using this tool.
4. Check Operation of the Camera When you have completed the initial setup, check that the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR works normally. Use the sample page to simplify checking. 1. Select the MAC address you want to check operation of and then click the “Open Test Page”.
5. Install the Software You must install software to display images from the camera and to manage the camera. There are 3 types of software you can install. • VB Administration Tools: Software for managing the camera (→ P.4-2). • Viewer for PC: Software for displaying images from the camera (→ P.2-12). •...
Viewer Software Overview By using the Viewer software, you can view images sent from the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR on a PC, as well as control the camera. Below is an outline of the Viewer software. For details, please refer to “Viewer Overview” (→ P.5-4) or to the Viewer Software User’s Manual (Viewer-E.pdf) on the CD- ROM.
Chapter Basic Settings This chapter describes the basic settings for the VB-C50i/ VB-C50iR such as network connection, camera control, date and time setting and mail. Be sure to perform these settings after setting up. * The VB Administration Tools (→ P.4-2) described in Chapter 4 provide a convenient way to set view restrictions as well as presets.
Proceed to each of the settings pages from the Settings Title Page where you can perform various settings for the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. The settings you can perform on each of the pages are shown below. For more details, see the reference pages.
Accessing the Settings Title Page The various settings on the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR are specified by using a browser to access Web pages on the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. To begin with, access the Settings Title Page. This manual uses the IP address 192.168.100.1 (the factory default setting) below as an example to describe the detail settings.
Make changes on any of the pages, click the “OK” button and return to the Settings Title Page. At this stage, however, changes to the settings have not yet been sent to the VB-C50i/ VB-C50iR. Click the “Save Setting” button and the changes are confirmed and sent to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR.
Root Account 1 “Password” Set the password. Up to 8 ASCII characters can be used (spaces or printable characters). The default setting is “VB-C50i”. 2 “Confirm Password” Confirm the password in the field above. ● For reasons of system security, you must change the root account password.
If errors are found in any of these items, you may be completely unable to access the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR via Ethernet and it may only be possible to recover the problem by using the Initial Setup Tool (→ P.2-7) to correct the error.
Select an image size for “Video Transmission”, “Motion Detection” and “Picture Recording”. For “Motion Detection”, select either “Medium Size” or “Small Size” as the image size. *Please refer to P.1-11 to confirm whether your VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is PAL model or NTSC model. Large Size: 640 × 480 (NTSC), 768 × 576 (PAL) Medium Size: 320 ×...
Setting Camera Control, Image Size and Quality (Camera and Video) if the subjects move quickly and sharply, you may encounter comb-shaped blurs in the video. “Bob” is more effective for quickly moving subjects. 4 “Use External Video Input” You can use an external video input connected to the Multi-Terminal Module VB-EX50 with the switching method (→...
Setting Camera Control, Image Size and Quality (Camera and Video) ● The camera may have difficulty focusing automatically on subjects of the type shown below. Note Subjects with little or no contrast (a white wall, for example) Subjects that consist entirely of oblique or horizontal lines or stripes Quickly moving subjects ●...
• initialize the camera head position (→ P.7-23). • restart the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR by turning the power supply OFF then ON again. The operating range of the camera heads on the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is shown below. +100° 4 “Apply View Restriction” If you check the “Apply View Restriction” option, the settings below are enabled. Use this setting to prevent clients from seeing certain camera angles.
1:1.6-4.0 f:3.5-91mm CAMERA NETWORK VB-C50i Zoom out (wide-angle) ● If the visible range is restricted, the zooming range may also be restricted. ● When a view restriction is set, areas outside the restrictions may be captured momentarily if the camera is controlled close to the restriction limits.
Setting Camera Control, Image Size and Quality (Camera and Video) Camera Names 1 “Camera Name” Used in the camera selection box on the viewers. This setting is required. 3-12...
Presetting Best Shot (Preset) You can perform the following settings with Preset. ●Common Settings: For setting the tour schedule of present position. ●Preset 1-20: Register as many as 20 best shot angles as preset positions. When you have made changes to the settings, click the “OK” button to return to the Settings Title Page.
Viewer, Auto Preset Tour cannot guarantee its accuracy the whole time. Be sure to perform one of the following to correct the alignment; • initialize the camera head position (→ P.7-23). • restart the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR by turning the power supply OFF then ON again. 3-14...
Preset 1-20 1 “Application” Use these options to specify whether this preset can be used only for picture recording or is also made available in the viewers. If it is also provided in the viewers, always specify the preset name. 2 “Preset Name”...
50. 2 “Maximum Connection Time (sec.)” Set the length of time for each client can connect to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR, in units of seconds. 3 “Restrict Service Time” Select to set the length of time for which a user can connect to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR.
80. 2 “Global Address for Web Pages” If a private address has been set in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and you want to use the router’s NAT functions to have a fixed global address for the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR (→ P.5-26), enter a global address here, and this will let you view sample pages (→...
Set the maximum number of frames captured per second. The maximum frame rate is 30.0 fps (NTSC)/25.0 fps (PAL) and enter a number between 0.1 and 30.0 (NTSC)/25.0 (PAL). *Please refer to P.1-11 to confirm whether your VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is PAL model or NTSC model. 4 “Maximum Transmission Rate (Mbps)”...
Audio Server 1-5, 8 are only displayed with two particular models (→ P.iii). 1 “Audio Transmission” Set “Audio Transmission” to “Used” to send audio to the Viewer for PC or Admin Viewer, that is input into the microphone connected to the Multi-Terminal Module (→ P.1-12). 2 “Input Volume”...
● Setting “Noise Canceller”, “Slope Filter”, and “Echo Canceller” to “ON” may have an effect on the audio volume and quality. Set “ON” or “OFF” according to the environment where you install and how you use the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR.* ● When sending or receiving audio*, please read carefully “Usage Notice of Audio”...
Settings Title Page. If you do not make any changes, click the “Cancel” button. Authorized User Account 1 “User List” Only users registered in this list are permitted to connect to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. You can register a maximum of 50 users in addition to the user name (root). “Delete”...
3 “Apply this list to Video Transmission” Select to apply the Host List to a host who may have access to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. Use “Apply this list to Video Transmission” if you want to restrict access from the Viewer for Java and the Viewer for PC.
The Host Restriction function applies to hosts running client applications such as viewer. Access restrictions are imposed using a list made up of one or more entries written using the format described below. Listing Format [!] addr [-addr2] ● “addr” is written in standard IP address format. ●...
You can perform the following settings with Date and Time. ●Current Camera Time: Displays the time set up for the camera. ●New Camera Time: For setting up the time on the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. ●Time Zone: Select the appropriate time zone from the list.
New Camera Time 1 “Synchronize with computer time” Set to the date and time of the PC currently accessing the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR via a Web browser. 2 “Set manually” Select this item when the date and time are to be manually entered. In the Date field, enter the year, month and day in yyyy-mm-dd format;...
●External Device Names: For setting up the names for the external devices to be used with VK-64 etc. ●LED: For setting the LED on the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR to turn on or off. When you have made changes to the settings, click the “OK” button to return to the Settings Title Page.
Setting Up Name Server Address and Mail etc. (Miscellaneous) Mail 1 “Mail Server Host” Specify the SMTP server. 2 “Sender’s (From) Mail Address” Specify the mail sender. 3 “Recipient (To) Mail Address” Specify the mail recipient. 4 “POP before SMTP” Select if the mail host server requires POP user authentication.
Setting Up Name Server Address and Mail etc. (Miscellaneous) External Device Names 1 “External Input Device 1-2” “Device Name” To distinguish between the different external devices connected to the Multi-Terminal Module, be sure to enter a device name. Enter a device name consisting of up to 15 alphanumeric characters.
The On-board File System displays the used space, free space and capacity (used space + free space) of VB-C50i/VB-C50iR’s memory in bytes. ● Since the work area for the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is included in the free space on the on-board file system, files may not be created when the free space becomes approximately 100KB (→...
Setting Up the Administration Tools (Administration Tools) Miscellaneous 1 “View Log Events” Click the “View” button to see the historical log files of the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR’s operation, such as connection with viewers, etc. 2 “View Current Settings” Display a list of current settings.
Chapter VB Administration Tools Chapter 4 describes practical ways of operating the VB-C50i/ VB-C50iR using the VB Administration Tools to create panoramas, set view restrictions, set presets and schedules, view logs and use the Admin Viewer. Review the necessary basic settings in Chapter 3 before proceeding to Chapter 4.
VB Administration Tools comprises “VBAdmin Startup Panel”, “Panorama Creation Tool”, “View Restriction Tool”, “Preset Setting Tool”, “Schedule Setting Tool”, “Log Viewer” and “Admin Viewer” applications. Operations such as setting the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR or viewing pictures from a remote location with special privileges, checking operating status or obtaining logs are easily performed through the Internet or an intranet.
Panorama Creation Tool (→ P.4-7) This tool is used to take and create panorama pictures displaying the full view of the area photographed by the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. When making settings for view restriction and presets, you can see at a glance what part of the total area the set area occupies.
With the Schedule Setting Tool you can set up the following services to perform automatically on a specified day or time. ● Timer: Records pictures and audio* into the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and performs Audio Playback at specified times. ● Motion Detection: Detects variations between images and automatically triggers picture and audio recording*.
“VB Admin Tools” from the “Start” menu. 2. The Server Setting dialog box appears. To use VB Administration Tools, it must first be connected to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. Enter the required information in the fields and click the “OK” button. q Host Name (→ P.3-6) Specify the IP address or host name of the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR.
FTP To use the Panorama Creation Tool and the Log Viewer of the VB Administration Tools, it is necessary to connect to the VB-C50i using FTP to perform various settings. Select either “PASV mode” or “PORT mode”. • “Use PASV mode”...
Panorama Creation Tool The Panorama Creation Tool is used to take and create panorama pictures from the VB-C50i/ VB-C50iR. Once created, the panorama pictures can be viewed when accessed from the viewer. The Panorama Creation Tool is used to take and create panorama pictures and save them in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR.
VB-C50i panorama picture Capturing Panorama Pictures The entire panorama picture area is displayed during capturing. If the VB-C50i/ VB-C50iR is accessed from the viewer and pictures are viewed, even when view Note restrictions (→ P.3-10, 4-12) have been set, there is a possibility that third parties that were originally not intended to see the pictures may see them.
Updating/Deleting Panorama Pictures When capturing ends, the panorama picture is reflected when it is sent to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and loaded. Update is also necessary when a panorama picture is deleted. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○...
Reconnecting Reconnections are made when a connection with the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR has been cut. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Reconnect... 1. Choose “Reconnect” from the “File” menu bar. Opening a Panorama Picture from a Picture File/Saving a Panorama Picture as a Picture File You can open a picture file as a panorama image as well as save a panorama picture you have taken as a picture file.
View Restriction Tool The View Restriction Setting Tool enables you more visually and easily to set limits on the video which can be seen by users. A View Restriction is set up with the mouse while referring to a panoramic preview. The View Restriction Tool lets you easily set view restrictions in cases where you want to set restrictions on...
Loads the view restriction settings set in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. w “Save Settings” button The View Restriction setting value set and applied with this tool is saved to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. After setting the view restrictions, be sure to click the “Save Settings” button to save the settings to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR.
“Apply” button Applies the current view restriction settings to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. At this stage, the edited settings are not yet saved to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. Be sure to click the “Save Setting” button to save the settings to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR.
Setting View Restrictions You can set up a view restriction by either entering a value in the view restriction setting input box or by using the following 2 methods. Select the way which suits your environment or according to your preference. ■...
View Restriction Value Input boxes. 5. Click the “Apply” button. Check the Status List to be sure the values were sent correctly. Then when the “Save Settings” button is clicked, the values will be saved to the VB-C50i/ VB-C50iR. 4-16...
The Panorama Preview may be slightly different from the actual picture. After the view restrictions have been set, please check to be sure that the view restrictions are Note correctly reflected in the Viewer. When checking from the Admin Viewer, choose “View Restriction”...
Preset Setting Tool The Preset Setting Tool enables you more visually and easily to set Presets and home position. Presets are set by operating the mouse while referring to a panoramic preview. You can also enter settings for a Preset Tour with which you can tour and monitor two or more Presets within a specified start and end time.
Loads the Preset and Preset Tour settings currently set in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. w “Save Settings” button Saves the set and applied Preset and Preset Tour settings made with this tool to the VB-C50i/ VB-C50iR. Be sure to save Preset and Preset Tour settings with the “Save Settings” button.
Settings for current Presets and Tour Schedules are applied to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR, and you can proceed to the next Preset setting. At this stage, the edited settings are not yet saved to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. Be sure to click the Save Settings button to save the settings to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR.
3. Click the “Apply” button. Check the Status List to be sure the values were applied correctly. Then when the “Save Settings” button is clicked, the values will be saved to the VB-C50i/ VB-C50iR. Preset Setting Tool 4-21...
At this point, you can also enter and set values in the camera parameters. 5. Click the “Apply” button. Check the Status List to be sure the values were applied correctly. Then when the Save Settings button is clicked, the values will be saved to the VB-C50i/ VB-C50iR. 4-22...
● You can set a maximum of 20 presets. ● Changes in the preset settings are not reflected to the viewer while it is connected. ● If view restrictions are to be used, be sure that the Preset Preview Frame (yellow) does not protrude outside the View Restriction Frame (blue).
Preset Setting Tool Preset Tour A Preset Tour can tour and monitor two or more specified Presets. You can also set Preset Tour with “Presetting Best Shot” in Chapter 3, “Basic Settings” (→ P.3-13). Preset Tour Settings Area Display Screen q Tour Schedule list Displays a list of the presets which have Preset Tour settings.
o Speed (Z) Sets the speed at which the camera moves when zooming, within a range of 1-8. By moving the slide bar from left to right, the numeric value becomes larger and the speed increases. !0 Pause (sec) Sets the time for which the camera pauses in the preset position, within a range of 0-120 seconds in units of five seconds.
Preset Setting Tool Setting Preset Tour ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Make Settings... 1. Select an option from Auto Preset Tour. Select either “For Viewers” or “Always”. 2. Select the preset number you want to add to the Tour Schedule from the Preset setting area and click the “Add”...
Enter settings for a schedule of one week from Sunday to Saturday. 2. Enter settings for the Services (→ P.4-38). ● Timer: Records pictures and audio* into the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and performs Audio Playback at specified times (→ P.4-39). Only available with two particular models (→ P.iii) ●...
Loads the schedule settings currently set in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. w “Save Settings” button Saves the schedule setting edited using the Schedule Setting Tool to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. After setting the schedule function, be sure to click the “Save Settings” button to save the settings.
Normal Schedule With Normal Schedule, you can set up a schedule of one week from Sunday to Saturday. For example, during the weekend when there is nobody in the office from 6:00pm on Friday to 9:00am on Monday, the Motion Detection service will operate each week during the period of time you have specified and automatically monitor the office.
Schedule Setting Tool Setting Up a Normal Schedule ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Make Settings... 1. With the Normal Schedule displayed, select an optional schedule number. The schedule track for the number you have selected is displayed in the weekly calendar. At this stage, the correct start and end time and services are not set up in the schedule track.
● On Weekly setting, if you specify the same time and the same day in start and end time, end time will be the same time in the following week, and the schedule is applied to all time periods. ● On Weekly setting, if you specify the same start and end time, the end time will be on the following day at the same time.
Schedule Setting Tool 6. When you have completed setting the sub- schedule tracks, click “OK” button. If you want to set two or more schedule tracks, select another number in the schedule selection checkbox, and make settings in the same way. ●...
Special Schedule With Special Schedule, you can set up a schedule on one specific day of the week. For example, on a public holiday when there is nobody in the office, set up a service to automatically monitor the office. Special Schedule Display Screen q Set Special Day selection box Select the special day you want to register from special days A-D or select “Erase Special...
Schedule Setting Tool Setting Up a Special Schedule ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Make Settings... 1. With the Special Schedule displayed, select from the Special Day selection box the Special Day you want to register in the Schedule. Click the date on which you want to register a Schedule and the Special Day you have selected is registered.
3. Double-click the sub-schedule track. The Special Schedule Settings dialog box appears. Enter settings for the schedule. 4. Enter the name of the Special Day Schedule. You can enter a maximum of 15 characters for the Special Day Schedule. The schedule name you enter here is the name for the Special Day schedule (A–D), which is different from the Sub-schedule name.
Schedule Setting Tool 7. When you have completed setting the sub- schedule tracks, click “OK” button. If you want to set two or more special days, select another special day from the Special Day selection box, and make settings in the same way. ●...
8. Once all the schedules have been set, click the “Save Settings” button in the Schedule Setting screen to save the schedules. ● If you have set up a Normal Schedule (→ P.4-29) and a Special Schedule with the same start and end time, the Special Schedule will have priority over the Normal Schedule.
“Detail”. There are 5 types of services you can set up. ● Timer: Records pictures and audio* into the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and performs Audio Playback at specified times (→ P.4-39). * Only available with two particular models (→ P.iii) ●...
Timer Setting Tool The section below describes the “Picture Recording” function that takes still images and records audio* at specified times and records them in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. It also describes the “Audio Playback” function that plays back audio. Only available with two particular models (→ P.iii) Timer Setting Tool Display Screen q “Load Settings”...
Schedule Setting Tool i Repetition Interval Sets the interval between repeated image recording. Repetition Interval can be set to a maximum of 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds. If you set Repetition Interval to 0, a still image is only recorded once at the start of the scheduled time.
Setting Up Picture Recording ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Make Settings... 1. With the Schedule Setting Tool, open the Timer Setting Tool. In the Service tab of the Schedule Setting screen for a Normal or Special Schedule, check “Timer”, select a setting number and click the “Detail”...
Loads the motion detection settings currently set in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. w “Save Settings” button Saves the current motion detection settings edited using this tool to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. After setting the motion detection function, be sure to click the “Save Settings” button to save the settings to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR.
t Camera Selection box For selecting a camera. y Viewer For picture display and camera control in the same way as a normal viewer. u Motion detection area frame Displays with a dotted frame the area within which motion is to be detected. The frame can be reshaped and moved by dragging the mouse.
To check the detection level, actually perform the motion detection function. • Quickly moving objects and objects under dark conditions may not be detected. • If changes appear in the video by strong light or wind, the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR may incorrectly detect motion. Setting Up Motion Detection ○...
The frame rate specified in the “Maximum Frame Rate” (→ P.3-18) must be higher than the one specified using this tool. Note ● When the network traffic is high, the specified frame rate may not be achieved. ● When a slow frame rate is set, motion detection is applied to images sampled from the captured video.
The “Auto” button sets sensitivity automatically. For several seconds after clicking the “Auto” button, the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR assumes that there is no motion in the image in the motion detection area and, based on this information, sets the camera at optimum sensitivity. Set when there is no motion.
“Enable audio recording concurrently with picture”* Check to record audio for the time set for picture recording. If you enter a value of 0 both for the Pre- event Recording time and Post-event Recording time, the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR performs audio recording with the following configuration:...
Schedule Setting Tool 6. Enter the settings for output to an external device when the device detects motion (Output tab). * The settings in this step are optional. Set output to an external device when the device has detected motion (ON event) or when the device has finished detecting motion (OFF event).
(→ P.3-7) is poor. ● When the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR Motion Detection Function is enabled, the processing load on the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is high. Consequently, the video distribution frame rate may be lowered than when the function is disabled.
When the situation where the motion has exceeded the area ratio continues for longer than the time set in “Duration”, the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR detects motion and a peak block appears. When there is motion detection and the peak block has appeared, only Duration will maintain motion detection status, even if less than the specified Area Ratio.
Setting the motion detection level while checking recorded images To set the level of motion detection at motion detection is activated, it is useful to make adjustments to settings while checking actual actions in the Viewer. Because with the device you can set the level of motion detection by checking in Video Mode the pictures recorded in Live Mode (→...
After setting the Night Mode function, be sure to click the “Save Settings” button to save the settings. e “Stop Communication” button This button can be clicked during communication with the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR to abort the connection. r Setting number selection box Select the number of the setting you want to use.
● When the Wide Converter has been set for use in “Camera and Video” (→ P. 3-7), the infrared light cannot be used. ● When using a dome housing with the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR, the infrared light cannot be used. ● The effective lighting range of the infrared light is approx. 3m (9.8ft).
After setting the External Device Input function, be sure to click the “Save Settings” button to save the settings. e “Stop Communication” button This button can be clicked during communication with the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR to abort the connection. r Input Name Settings Select an External Device Input 1 or 2 and enter an External Device Input Name.
!1 Enable audio recording concurrently with picture* Check to record audio for the time set for picture recording. If you enter a value of 0 both for the Pre-event Recording time and Post-event Recording time, the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR performs audio recording with the following configuration:...
Schedule Setting Tool 3. Specify the Audio Playback operation settings. Check “Playback at ON event” or “Playback at OFF event” and select the playback sound clip name and volume. For registering and deleting audio files, see “Audio Playback Settings dialog box” (→...
After setting the External Device Output function, be sure to click the “Save Settings” button to save the settings. e “Stop Communication” button This button can be clicked during communication with the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR to abort the connection. r Output Name Settings Select an External Device Output 1-3 and enter an External Device Output Name.
Schedule Setting Tool Setting Up External Device Output ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Make Settings... 1. With the Schedule Setting Tool, open the External Device Output Setting Tool. In the Service tab of the Schedule Setting screen for a Normal or Special Schedule, check Output1-3 in External Device Output, select a setting number and click the “Detail”...
Relationship between ON and OFF events and picture/audio recording* * Only available with two particular models (→ P.iii) Picture Recording Audio recording The figures below show the methods (A-D) of picture and audio recording that use motion detection and external device input based on the timing of ON and OFF events. A: Pre-event recording for an ON event Pictures: For 0-10 seconds at intervals of 0.1-1.0 seconds Audio: For 0-10 seconds...
(“External Device Input 1/2” if omitted), Motion detection No. of horizontal pixels No. of vertical pixels 10-100 “Camera Name” setting -179.99 to 180.00 -179.99 to 180.00 0.1 ~ 300 VB-C50i 2000-2038 1-12 1-31 0-6 (correspond to Sun. to Sat.) 00-23 00-59 00-59...
Audio Playback Settings dialog box To play back audio, you have to register the audio file you want to play back. Settings for registering or deleting audio files are performed in the Audio Playback Setting dialog box. Select “Audio Playback Settings” from Tools in the menu bar in the Timer Settings screen, Motion Detection Setting screen or External Device Input Setting screen and the dialog box appears.
Log Viewer The Log Viewer is a tool for downloading log files, and viewing and managing the operating status of the device. The Log Viewer provides monitoring of illegal access and a way of dealing with errors etc. ● The Log Viewer is only for viewing logs and cannot be used to delete logs. ●...
Viewing the Log The following content is displayed in the log. ● Code The log displays error codes. For error codes, refer to Log Messages (→ P.7-4). Error codes are displayed with one of 4 types of icons according to level. Information level Warning level ●...
Logs generated before the specified date and time can be displayed by selecting this item and entering a date and time. ● There is no log message related to the driver in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. ● “Application” and “System” correspond to the log messages list (→ P.7-4).
Admin Viewer Admin Viewer is a viewer which has functions for managing the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. It has special privilege functions that the Viewer for PC and Viewer for Java do not have, such as exclusive access to camera control functions, and external device and motion detection operation. This viewer is used when setting view restrictions and presets.
When the Admin Livescope window appears, click the File then the Connect. The “Camera server address setting” dialog box appears. Enter the following items: ● Host Name (The IP address set on the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR, → P.3-6) ● User Name (root) Then click the “OK”...
Displaying and Saving the External Device Input and Motion Detection Status The external device input and motion detection status can be displayed and, when required, saved as a log. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Make Settings... 1. Choose External Device Input from the Privilege menu bar.
Lets you zoom in or zoom out. Zoom occurs when the button is held down and stops when it is released. When you set the “Focus Mode” to the “Fixed at Infinity”, the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR zooms in and zooms back to adjust the focus automatically.
Clicking the Screen to Control the Camera You can control the pan, tilt and zoom operations by clicking and holding the mouse in the viewer to start and releasing the mouse to stop. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ How to Operate and Set Up 1.
Click to turn on the infrared light built into the device and pictures taken in the dark become brighter. Click again to turn off the light. * When using a dome housing with the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR, the infrared light cannot be used.
Sending and Receiving* Audio You can send and receive* audio with the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR through the speakers and microphone* installed on the optional Multi-Terminal Module on the camera. Below are settings for sending and receiving audio* by the administrator. Only available with two particular models (→ P.iii) Sending Audio Perform settings for an administrator to send audio to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR.
● If you activate another application with the “Microphone” button on, the task bar icon flashes. Playing Received Audio* Specify the settings when the administrator receives/plays audio from the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ How to Operate and Set Up 1.
Auto Reconnection Function When the Auto Reconnection function is enabled, the connection is automatically reestablished when the connection to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is aborted due to network difficulties or because the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is rebooted. If reconnection fails, another reconnection attempt is made 30 seconds later.
Admin Viewer Restoring the Default Exposure and Focus Settings When Closing the Admin Viewer When you use manual exposure in the camera-specific functions (→ P.4-70) or manual focusing in the advanced camera controls (→ P.4-68), you can specify that the exposure and focus settings revert to their defaults (Auto exposure and Auto focus) when you close the Admin Viewer.
Chapter Creating Web Pages for Video Distribution This chapter describes how to use the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR to webcast information. Picture data can be distributed in various ways, including displaying video or still pictures and displaying multiple images on a Web page.
If you select a link requesting video in step 1, a file that includes the IP address information for the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is sent from the Web server in step 2. If you are using the Viewer for Java, the applet is downloaded to the viewer PC from the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR in response to the request in step 3 and the video is distributed.
Web Pages for Video Distribution The VB-C50i/VB-C50iR includes a built-in Web server. If the content of the Web pages used for distributing videos is stored onto the flash memory in the VB-C50i/ Note VB-C50iR, the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR can be used by itself for distributing Web pages and videos over the Web.
Viewer Overview There are 2 types of viewers: the Viewer for Java and the Viewer for PC. For a detailed explanation of the Viewers, please refer to “Viewer Software Overview” (→ P.2-12) or to the Viewer Software User’s Manual (Viewer-E.pdf) on the CD-ROM. Viewer for Java The Viewer for Java provides 2 types of viewers: LiveApplet containing video display and camera control functions, and Glimpse containing a video display function.
Viewer for PC The Viewer for PC provides video display and camera control functions. In addition to WebView- HTTP, the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR also supports Canon’s WebView-TCP transfer protocol. Panorama picture ● Viewer Software User’s Manual is provided on the CD-ROM supplied with the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR (Viewer-E.pdf).
Viewing the Pages 1. Launch your Web browser and enter the following URL: http://192.168.100.1/sample/ * The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR (→ P.3-6). 2. The following pages appear. Click the sample pages you wish to view.
Enter the attributes of the applet between the <applet> and </applet> tags. Enter the Applet parameters using the <param> tag. * The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR (→ P.3-6).
Using the Viewer for Java to Distribute Videos Saving Web Page Data The VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is equipped with a Flash memory where Web page data can be saved. Data is saved by transferring the data files using FTP. The data is placed as a file under /usr/html/ local.
Embed the Viewer for Java, and Display a Text in a Separate Frame Writing IP Addresses Using the Web server functions built into the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR, IP addresses can be expressed as <_I_P_A_D_D_R_> (all upper-case characters, including the angle brackets) or as <_W_E_B_S_E_R_V_E_R_> (html-compatible only, all in upper-case characters, including the angle brackets) in the 3 file types (html, wvh and wvp) used by the Web server in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR.
Using Glimpse and LiveApplet Together This section describes how to create a Web page that allows clients to use Glimpse to download quickly and view live video at a low frame rate, and then use LiveApplet to view video at a high frame rate and control the camera when they find videos they are particularly interested in.
Providing “LiveApplet” with Camera Control Restricted to Presets This section describes how to create a Web page that only displays preset operations and does not show the camera control GUI. <applet ... width=320 height=240> <param name=controller_style value="preset_only"> ... 1 1 specifies the camera control user interface. “normal”: The usual style.
Note ● At startup, the default character string that is displayed while a connection to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is being established is “now connecting”, but there is also a parameter called “connect_msg” for changing this character string. For additional parameters for changing display character strings, see page 5-17.
Displaying the Host Name, Frame Count and Other Information on the Video Screen <param name=show_fps value="on"> <param name=show_counter value="on"> <param name=hostname value="CANON"> <param name=show_hostname value="on"> <param name=comment value="VB-C50i site"> <param name=show_comment value="on"> 1 specifies whether the frame rate is displayed on the screen. “on”: Displayed. “off”: Not displayed.
Using the Viewer for Java to Distribute Videos Displaying Bitmap Images on the Video Screen <param name=superimpose value="/local/logos/newlogo.gif,0,0"> * The underlined portion “x,y” specifies the display position. When x,y = 0,0, the image is displayed in the top left corner. If “x,y” is omitted, the image is displayed in the center of the frame. Specifying the Background Color <html>...
Viewer for Java Parameters You can specify applet parameters to provide an applet tailored to modify the behavior or appearance of applets. Refer to the table below to ensure that you thoroughly understand the parameters. LiveApplet Parameter Name Omissible Specifies whether or not connection to the camera server should be established at the same time that the applet starts up.
Using the Viewer for Java to Distribute Videos Parameter Name Omissible gui_type hostname image_offset no_connect_msg open_image open_image_time overlay_font_color show_capture show_comment show_counter show_fps show_hostname show_logo show_panobutton show_toolbar superimpose too_many_msg video_width 5-18 Description Specifies whether the panorama window should be pop-up displayed or embedded in the page.
Glimpse Parameter Name Omissible Specifies whether or not connection to the camera server should be established simultaneously with applet startup. Specify either “on” or “off”. When “on”, a connection is established simultaneously with applet startup; auto_connect when “off”, no connection is established when the applet starts up and the character string specified for no_connect_msg is displayed.
Using the Viewer for Java to Distribute Videos Applet Tag Descriptions Attribute Name Omissible archive code codebase height width When specifying an address included in the codebase attribute of the applet tag and a URL parameter of the LiveApplet, specify one that can be accessed from the client’s PC.
If a client is using the Viewer for PC to receive videos, the video sender must set up the Web server and create the necessary wvh files. ● The settings below are not required if the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR’s built-in Web server is used.
●The third line gives the setting for the Viewer for PC to use HTTP protocol. After “wvhttp:”, type in the IP address of the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and “80” as the HTTP port number. As a result of this, you will be able to view video from the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR through firewalls.
Include the tags that link to the wvh file in the text or images in the Web page. 1 <A HREF="WebView.wvh">Let's view the image</A> To use the sample page template in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR to supply videos, specify <A HREF=http://IPaddress/top/default.wvh>. Using the Viewer for PC to Distribute Videos...
<IMG SRC=http://192.168.100.1/-wvhttp-01-/GetStillImage> (or) <IMG SRC=http://192.168.100.1/-wvhttp-01-/GetOneShot> * The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR (→ P.3-6). Displaying a Specified Number Of Live Video Frames As a Video at Access The Server Push format provided as an extended function by Netscape Communications Corp.
The example below displays a still picture shot with the camera panned right by 40° and tilted down 10°. <IMG SRC=http://192.168.100.1/-wvhttp-01-/GetStillImage?p=40&t=-10> * The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR (→ P.3-6). GetStillImage Parameters Parameter Specifies the camera pan angle.
Add support for private address 192.168.100.2 (router NAT function). A sample page of the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is automatically generated based on the IP address that was actually assigned (192.168.100.2 in this case). In this case, this page cannot be viewed in the Viewer for Java or the Viewer for PC when “http://192.168.100.2/sample/”...
● You can control the camera only when other users do not have control privileges. ● The sample screen above is for when the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is being used. If you are using an external camera, the camera control link does not appear.
If you use the sample pages contained on the CD-ROM, you will be able to control the camera with the same absolute position specifications as Presets. To use the sample pages on the CD-ROM, send the files to the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR as described below.
Example of Creating a Screen for Distribution of a Still Image to a Mobile Phone still.jpg parameters Command Specifies the camera when you switch between cameras. 1 is this camera, and camera_id 2 is an external camera. When there is no specification, you are deemed to have specified the current camera.
Using the Picture Recording Function This chapter describes a couple of specific examples of the Picture Recording function using the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. Still images and audio files can be automatically recorded using input from an external device, motion detection or schedule...
By combining various sensors and switches to operate according to External Device Input settings, it is possible to construct a monitoring system that responds to external events. Still pictures are recorded in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR’s memory (→ P.3-29). Sample Application Combining a Door-opening Sensor This is a monitoring system in which the VB-C50iR installed in the ceiling records pictures every second for 3 seconds before the doors opens and 7 seconds after the door opens between 5 p.m.
Using the Still Picture Recording Function Linked to an External Device ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Sample Still Picture Recording Settings Settings specified on the “Camera and Video” page (→ P.3-7) Specify the appropriate settings for the VB-C50iR being used. Settings specified on the “Preset”...
Photographed still images and recorded audio files* are stored in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR’s memory (→ P.3-29). Sample Application Combining a Speaker, Microphone and Door-opening Sensor Each day between 5 pm.
Using the Audio Playback/Recording Function Linked to an External Device ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Sample Settings Settings specified on the “Camera and Video” page (→ P.3-7) Specify the appropriate settings for the VB-C50iR being used. Settings specified on the “Preset” page (→ P.3-13) Set a camera angle that shoots the open doorway as Preset 1.
Using the Still Picture Recording Function with a Predetermined Schedule By using the “Schedule” setting, you can construct a monitoring system that records pictures according to a predetermined schedule. Recorded still pictures are stored in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR’s memory (→ P.3-29).
● The number of still pictures that can be recorded depends on size of the pictures. Check the average file size per still picture in advance (→ P.3-7 and 3-29). Note ● Still pictures beyond VB-C50i/VB-C50iR’s capacity can be recorded if VBCollector is used to download still pictures recorded by the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR (→ P.6-11).
The recorded pictures are stored in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR’s memory (→ P.3-29). Sample application in combination with a warning device In this monitoring system, a warning tone is emitted when someone enters through the door and the VB-C50iR camera mounted on the ceiling captures a still picture.
Using the Motion Detection Function with a Predetermined Schedule ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Sample Still Picture Recording Settings Settings specified on the “Camera and Video” page (→ P.3-7) Specify the appropriate settings for the VB-C50iR being used. Settings specified on the “Preset”...
Using the Motion Detection Function with a Predetermined Schedule ● Next, set the sensitivity, area ratio and duration. To ensure that the event is not triggered by unrelated lighting changes or small movements, set the “Duration” parameter so that picture changes lasting a second or less are ignored and then set the “Area Ratio”...
Using VBCollector Installing VBCollector As described in “Install the Software” in Chapter 2 “Setting up” (→ P.2-11), select Custom Installation to install VBCollector. Select “Programs” from the Start menu, then “WebView Livescope” and a shortcut will be created. When Using Older Versions of VBCollector Note ●...
● To uninstall VBCollector 3.0, use the VBCollector 3.0 Installer to uninstall the currently installed copy of VBCollector 3.0 and then cancel the subsequent installation process. If you use the Windows “Add or Remove Programs” feature to uninstall VBCollector 3.0, you will no longer be able to install VBCollector version 2.1 or earlier.
Enter an administrator account registered in the server (root). “Administrator Password” (→ P.3-5) Enter the administrator password registered in the server (The default setting is VB-C50i). “Settings Page URL” Enter the “Path” to the setting title page set in the server (admin).
* Set the folder access privileges so that read and write operations can be performed from the download execution account to the folder in which VBCollector is installed (the default setting is C:\Program Files\Canon\WebView\VB\VBCollector\3.0). * Only users who have Administrator privileges can be registered.
Using VBCollector Registering Tasks Adding a Task Add a new task for downloading images and audio. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Add a New Task... 1. To add a task, choose “New Task” from the “Task” menu bar. 2.
“Monthly” Select if the task is to be executed every month on a certain day of the month. Set this day between 1 and 31. Or a day of the week for a certain week of the month can also be specified.
Using VBCollector Editing Tasks The details of a registered task can be edited. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Edit a Task... 1. In the Task View, select the task to be edited by clicking on its name, then choose “Edit Task”...
Check Task Status During the execution of any task, the download status can be checked. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Check Task Status... 1. During the execution of a task, choose “Status” from the “Task” menu bar. Alternatively, select and right-click the task for which you want to display the status and select “Status”...
Using VBCollector Details Displayed on the Task View The execution status can be checked on the Task View. ●Task Name The names that were specified at Task Settings are displayed here. The status of each task is displayed as an icon at the left of the name. Running Waiting Disabled...
You will not be able to record image and audio data if there is insufficient space on the server. The VB-C50i/VB-C50iR can receive a low server capacity notification sent from the server when available space on the server falls below the value set, and automatically downloads the data to a specified PC, thereby increasing the available space on the server.
VB-C50i(R) which support the low server capacity notification function. ● If “Host” is not “(other)” or “Port” is not “Reception Port No.” in the selected server, a message asking you to confirm whether it is okay to change the setting values will be displayed.
Viewing Recorded Images and Playing Back Recorded Audio Playing back of recorded audio can only be used with two particular models of the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR (→ P.iii). Note Data downloaded according to the task schedule is saved in the folders specified in the “Server Information”.
Using VBCollector r “Toggle folder tree” button Switches between displaying and hiding the folder tree display area (!2 ) . t “Toggle data list” button Switches between displaying and hiding the list display area (!4 ) . y “Toggle thumbnail image” button Switches between displaying and hiding the thumbnail image display area (!3 ) .
being recorded are indicated by yellow and white highlighting alternately. !2 Folder tree display area Displays the data managed in the VBCollector Image Viewer in a folder tree format. !3 Thumbnail display area Shows the thumbnail images contained in the folder selected in the folder tree area or the thumbnail images associated with the data selected in the list display area.
Using VBCollector Viewing Detailed Data Information You can view the data information, enlarge and reduce images, and play back audio. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To View Data Information... 1. Double-click a thumbnail or data in the list display area.
● Animation Images can be consecutively displayed. [Top] button [Prev] button [Play/Pause] button [Next] button [Last] button [Audio] button When you use the “Audio” button to play an animation with sound, the animation is played according to the audio playback speed, but they are not synchronized. Also, Note you cannot use the “Playback speed”...
Using VBCollector ● Change window size As window size, large or normal size is available and is automatically selected depending on the initial image size. However, you can also change it manually. [Large size] button [Normal size] button Finding Data You can search for data on the camera server by date/time, camera or trigger.
3. A list of search results is displayed. A folder with the name you entered is created in the “Search Results” folder and the search results appear as a list in the folder. ● Filtered searches To filter the search results using yet another search criteria, select the “Search Name” folder to be searched and click the “Search data”...
Using VBCollector Extracting Files Downloaded images and audio are collected and saved in the proprietary format used for file management by the VBCollector Image Viewer and cannot be used by other applications. To make the data accessible by other applications, extract the files and then recover the downloaded data in the file format used for storing data on the server.
2. Specify the folder containing the files to be managed. 3. A folder with the specified name is created inside “Folder” in the folder tree display area and the files in the folder can then be managed. You can hide a folder selected from the folder tree by right-clicking the folder and choosing “Hide Folder”...
Using VBCollector Viewing Logs VBCollector outputs logs concerning the execution of tasks. To view a log, choose “Display Log” from the “Tools” menu bar. The following information about logs is displayed: q Code Identification codes are displayed here. 4 types of icons representing the level are also displayed with these codes.
Displaying Logs According to Selection Criteria Logs can be filtered according to error type, code, or date and time etc. so that only the required information is displayed. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Make Settings... 1. Choose “Filter” from the “View” menu bar. 2.
Using VBCollector Search Logs Logs can be searched using character strings. This function is convenient in case of searching any target log from among numbers of logs. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Search Logs... 1. Choose “Search” from the “Edit” menu bar. 2.
Selecting Log Files The initial log file of VBCollector is saved as “vbrpd.log” file in the “SYSTEM” folder within the VBCollector-installed directory. When the file exceeds the size of 10 MB, it will be renamed as “vbrpd01.log”, creating a new “vbrpd.log” file within the same folder to save the log. Log files can be created up to 11 (with names from “vbrpd.log”...
Using VBCollector Setting Retention Period and Disk Space You can set the file retention period and specify the action to be taken if the specified data capacity on the drive used for saving downloaded data is exceeded. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Make Settings...
● When there is no more free space on the drive on which the files are saved, Log S023 “Execution failure: Available space on the server gets low.” or D029 “Download Note is aborted because of insufficient free space.” is output. ●...
● Check to see if the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and the PC running VBSetup.exe are connected to the same network segment. ● VB setup.exe may not run on Windows XP SP2. In that case, see “Using the VB-C50i/VB- C50iR with Windows XP SP2” (→ P.1-6). This Note holds true for users who have turned on Windows Firewall with Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (SP1).
●All factory defaults settings can be restored by using the Reset switch (→ P.7-22). The default administration password is “VB-C50i”. The VB-C50i/VB-C50iR’s settings will need to be made again, since all network settings such as the IP addresses and subnet masks are also restored to the factory defaults.
Log Messages The VB-C50i/VB-C50iR Log Messages The Syslog log messages are classified into the following 5 categories. Classification details are dealt with in the UNIX syslog. Classification Level crit Error Error warning Warning notice Warning info Information ■ Camera Server-related Log Messages ●A001 Camera server startup failure (crit)
Error (read | write | timeout | ...) Camera control device I/O error. Explanation Response There is a malfunction if it occurs repeatedly. Contact an authorized Canon service representative. ●A012 WebView Livescope client start and stop (info) %1@%2 %3 Message...
Log Messages ●A015 WebView Administrator Viewer start (info) %1@%2 privilege granted Message Type of clients (LS/C | LS/D) Client host IP address Explanation The WebView Administrator Viewer has started operation. ●A016 Amount of transmitted video data (info) %1@%2 %3 frames / %4 bytes in %5 seconds Message Client type (LS/D | LS/H) Client host IP address...
Detection of motion (err) motion %1 Message Motion (detected | appeared | disappeared | stopped) Detection of motion started or stopped. Explanation ●A050 Access permission when restricting user access (info) user %1 access granted Message User name Explanation During user access restriction, access has been granted to a specified user. This message is output for both TCP version clients and HTTP version clients.
Log Messages ●B011 Audio client connected (info) [%1] %2 connected n=%3 Message Client type (send | recv) Client host IP address Total number of clients Explanation The audio client has connected. ●B012 Audio client disconnected (info) [%1] %2 closed [%3] Message Client type (send | recv) Client host IP address...
●B103 Client access forced disconnection (notice) %1 access denied[%2] Message Client host IP address Denial type (41 | 42 | ...) There was a forced disconnection because access was forbidden since Explanation settings have been changed, although the access had been permitted at first (the same denial type as B102).
Error number Explanation An error in the audio device has been detected. Only the audio server will restart. Response If not restored automatically, contact an authorized Canon service representative. ●B302 Reception audio device error (err) cannot use audio device for rx[%1:%2]...
Renewal of the setting values has failed. The audio server will shut down. Response If rebooting does not solve this problem, there is a malfunction. Contact an authorized Canon service representative. ■ System-related Log Messages ●S004 System start and stop (info)
Log Messages The VBCollector Log Messages The VBCollector log messages are classified into the following 3 categories. Fault Severity Level Error Fault which affects task execution Fault which does not affect task execution Warning Information on correct operation Information ■ Log messages output by Task Scheduler Service ●S100 (info) Message VBCollector Task Scheduler Service has started.
●S011 (err) Message Execution failure: Access to the data directory was denied. Explanation The drive for storing files does not exist or the service could not log on to the remote host specified as Data Directory. ●S015 (warning) Message The task was running longer than the execution interval. Explanation The specified task did not end before the start time of the next task.
Log Messages ■ Log messages while downloading ●D001 (info) Message Download has started. ●D002 (info) Message Download is completed: image=%1audio=%2 [delete:image=%3 audio=%4] No. of downloaded images No. of downloaded audio files No. of deleted images No. of deleted audio files ●D003 (warning) Message Download has aborted.
●D025 (err) Message Could not perform data deletion and audio file download because login as Administrator failed. ●D029 (err) Message Download is aborted because of insufficient free space. ●D035 (info) Message The number of downloaded data has reached to the limit. Explanation Output when the download limit for a single download has been reached.
2 output terminals to disconnected or connected condition. The output terminals use photo couplers and are separate from the internal circuit in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. * External input status can be checked and external output status can be controlled using Admin Viewer (→...
Java, you need to install Java VM beforehand. Viewer Software Functions Viewer Software • Videos from the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR can be displayed by a Web browser that can run Java applet. To use the Viewer for Java, you need to install Java VM beforehand.
Viewer PC This example shows the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR connected to a LAN by Ethernet. In this configuration, videos can be seen by viewers in the same Ethernet segment as the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and by viewers with access to that segment. Sample Configuration in an ISP Environment...
9. Log out of the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and close command prompt. Enter: ftp> bye C:\Documents and Settings\xxxx\My Documents> exit ● Do not turn the power off until you have confirmed that the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR has restarted. Turning the power off before completion may prevent it from starting up Note properly.
Restoring the Factory Default Settings Since the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR supports a wide variety of functions, we recommend that you make a note of the settings for each function (→ P.7-23). If you want to redo the settings from the beginning because you have forgotten them or for some other reason, first restore the factory default settings.
Reset switch. All settings in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR will be returned to the factory default settings. If the Reset switch is pressed and all factory default settings are restored, the VB-C50i/ VB-C50iR’s network-related settings such as IP address, subnet mask, and default...
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Make Settings... 1. Launch the Web browser and enter the following URL: http://192.168.100.1/support/ The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C50i/VB- → C50iR( P.3-6).
w Auto The camera head position is periodically initialized by selecting a specified time or intervals. • Do not initialize automatically Does not initialize periodically. • Initialize the camera head position at specified time Initializes on the days of week you have selected. You can check more than one day at a time, and set the time by one minute at minimum.
Auto Preset Tour Tour Schedule Restrict Preset Tour Time ● Preset(Preset1-20) Application Preset Name Camera Parameter Tilt Zoom Brightness Setting Item Setting 1 root VB-C50i admin Manual Setting 192.168.100.1 255.255.255.0 1500 Medium Size Small Size Medium Size Weave(Interlace) Auto Auto Standard...
Factory Default Settings Item ● Server(Common Settings) Maximum Number of Clients Maximum Connection Time (sec.) Restrict Service Time ● HTTP Server HTTP Port Global Address for Web Pages IP Address Port Name ● Camera Server Video Transmission Port Camera Control Port Maximum Frame Rate (fps) Maximum Transmission Rate (Mbps) Control Queue Length...
This section provides information that may help you in specifying and configuring various settings using the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR. The VB-C50i/VB-C50iR can be used in a wide range of applications with its feature to temporarily store recorded pictures and audio data* in the memory. You can download these recorded pictures and audio data* on a PC using VBCollector (→...
Data Capacity of Recorded Pictures & Audio ● If you set the Video Quality to 100, the amount of data becomes enormously large. ● The recorded pictures are saved in the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR memory in units of Note 8KB. For example, an image data of 5KB takes the memory of 8KB, and an image data of 10KB consumes the memory of 16KB.
Index AC adapter ... iv, 2-6 AC cable ... iv, 2-6 Access Control ... 3-21 Account ... 4-5, 6-14 Adding a Server ... 6-13 Admin Viewer ... 4-65 Special Privilege ... 4-65 Starting Up ... 4-66 Operating a Camera ... 4-68 Camera-Specific Functions ...
Index Home Position ... 3-10 Host List ... 3-22 Host Name ... 4-5 Host Specification ... 3-22 HTTP Port ... 3-17, 4-5 HTTP Server ... 3-17 Hub ... 2-2, 2-6, 2-7 Infrared Cut Filter ... 4-52 Infrared light ... 1-9, 1-10, 4-70 Initial Setup Tool ...
Recording between ON event and OFF event ... 4-47 Recording interval between events ... 4-47 Recording tab ... 4-47 Repetition Interval ... 4-40, 4-57 Reset switch ... 1-11, 7-22 Restore Settings ... 3-30 Restore to the previous Setting button ... 3-4 Root Account ...
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