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User's Manual
Ver. 3.6

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  • Page 1: Viewer Software

    Viewer Software User’s Manual Ver. 3.6...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction Important ..................4 Copyright Information ..............4 Usage Notice of Audio ..............4 Trademark Information ..............4 Conventions .................. 4 WebView Livescope Overview ..........Viewer Overview ............... Viewer for Java ................6 Viewer for PC ................7 Operating Environment ............. Viewer for Java ................

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    Using the Viewer for PC ............“Viewer for PC” Screen .............. 31 Panorama Window ................Starting Camera Control ............. 33 Controlling the Camera .............. 34 Changing the Camera Angle ..............Changing the Camera Zoom Ratio ............Selecting the Camera ................Using Presets ..................

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Important 1 Copyright © 2005 by Canon, Inc. All rights reserved. The unauthorized transfer of all or any part of the contents of this manual is forbidden. 2 The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.

  • Page 5: Webview Livescope Overview

    WebView Livescope Overview ■ WebView Livescope is the system that allows camera control and live video distribution from a remote location. ■ The system is configured for a camera server and viewer software. The camera server distributes live video taken by the video camera to the Internet or an Intranet. The viewer software can display the video and remotely control the camera.

  • Page 6: Viewer Overview

    ● To use the Viewer for Java, you need to install Java VM beforehand. See the web site for more details. Note WebView Product web site http://www.canon.com/webview ● Panorama pictures must be registered in advance at the camera server. * Panorama pictures are not available with the VB-C50FSi/VB-C50Fi.

  • Page 7: Viewer For Pc

    VB-C50Fi packages. The viewer can also be downloaded free of charge from the following web site. URL : http://www.canon.com/webview ● The Viewer for PC needs to be pre-installed on your computer. (→ p.26) ● Panorama pictures must be registered in advance at the camera server.

  • Page 8: Operating Environment

    Operating Environment For the latest information, please refer to our WebView Product web page: http://www.canon.com/webview Viewer for Java Ver. 3.6 Windows 2000 (SP4)/Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1), Netscape 7.1, 7.2 Operating System/ Windows XP (SP1a)/Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1), Netscape 7.1, 7.2 Web Browser Windows XP (SP2)/Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1), Netscape 7.1, 7.2...

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    Chapter 1 Viewer for Java This chapter describes the preparations required for using the Viewer for Java and explains how to use the viewer.

  • Page 10: Preparations For Using The Viewer For Java

    In Windows XP, Java VM may not be installed. If this is the case, please install it. See the web site for more details. WebView Product web site http://www.canon.com/webview Detailed settings below similar to the ones are displayed after settings. * For Internet Explorer 6.0...

  • Page 11: Using Netscape

    Using Netscape Netscape also has a setting that specifies whether the use of Java is permitted. Select “Preferences” from the “Edit” menu, click “Advanced” and then click in the “Enable Java” checkbox. * For Netscape 7.1 The settings for the Web browser vary depending on the version used. Refer to the settings given here and check your browser version.

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    When You are Connected to a LAN If the camera server is used via an Intranet and you specify the Web browser proxy setting manually, videos are distributed via the proxy. This can result in a slower frame rate and proxy server overload. Use the procedure shown below to set up a “No proxy”...

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    Preparations for Using the Viewer for Java ● Use a proxy server for your LAN 1 From the “Tools” menu, select “Internet Options” and click the “Connections” tab. 2 Click “LAN settings” to open the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings dialog box. 3 Tick “Use a proxy server for your LAN”...

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    Preparations for Using the Viewer for Java ● Manual proxy configuration 1 From the “Edit” menu, select “Preferences”. 2 Select “Proxies” in “Advanced” and select “Manual proxy configuration”. 3 In the “No Proxy for” field, enter “Camera server IP address:HTTP conversion server service port”.

  • Page 15: Starting Up The Viewer For Java

    Starting Up the Viewer for Java The Viewer for Java is started up from the Web browser that displayed the Web page for distributing videos. To create a Web page for distributing videos, refer to the user’s manual of the camera server you are using.

  • Page 16: Using The Viewer For Java

    Using the Viewer for Java “LiveApplet” Screen There are two types of Viewer for Java (→ p.6). The following is a description of “LiveApplet”. “LiveApplet” is a viewer with a GUI that allows the user to change the camera angle, zoom ratio and backlight adjustment settings. The functions of the GUI displayed on the Web browser are briefly described below.

  • Page 17: Panorama Window

    Camera Control Status Window Used to display camera control information (“Camera controllable”, “Camera not controllable”, “Awaiting turn”, “Remaining camera control time”). Start Control Button Used to acquire camera control privileges. Backlight Adjustment Button Compensates for backlighting. Useful when the video appears dark due to backlighting.

  • Page 18: Starting Camera Control

    Starting Camera Control Although multiple clients can simultaneously connect to the camera server, multiple clients cannot simultaneously control the camera. Consequently, “control privileges” has been introduced by which only the client who currently holds the control privileges can control the camera.

  • Page 19: Controlling The Camera

    Using the Viewer for Java Controlling the Camera Once you have been granted camera control privileges, you have complete control over the camera angle, the zoom ratio and the backlight adjustment setting. Changing the Camera Angle * Not available with the VB-C50FSi/VB-C50Fi. Procedure Move the button on the Pan Scroll Bar or Tilt Scroll Bar.

  • Page 20: Changing The Camera Zoom Ratio

    Changing the Camera Zoom Ratio Procedure Move the Zoom Scroll Bar button up or down. The camera zooms in or out to match the position of the zoom bar button. Zoom Scroll Bar Move the button up to zoom in (telephoto).

  • Page 21: Selecting The Camera

    Using the Viewer for Java Selecting the Camera Procedure When multiple cameras are connected to the camera server, you can switch between cameras. Click on the Camera Selection Box to view the list of cameras. When you select a camera from the list of names, the display changes to show the video from that camera. Camera Selection Box Using Presets Procedure...

  • Page 22: Adjusting Backlight

    Adjusting Backlight Procedure Backlight adjustment is useful when the video is dark due to backlighting. When you click the [Backlight Adjustment] button, video darkened by backlighting becomes brighter. Click the button again to cancel. Backlight Adjustment Button...

  • Page 23: Taking A Snapshot Of The Video

    Using the Viewer for Java Taking a Snapshot of the Video Procedure This function allows you to take a snapshot (still picture) of a particular live video. When you take a snapshot, it appears in a new browser window. When you click on the camera icon, the still picture at the time you took the snapshot appears in a new window.

  • Page 24: Glimpse" Screen

    Using the Viewer for Java “Glimpse” Screen There are two types of Viewer for Java (→ p.6). The following is a description of “Glimpse”. The “Glimpse” viewer is a light-weight Viewer for Java. It has a short download time as it has no camera control functions and only displays video images.

  • Page 25: Chapter 2 Viewer For Pc

    Chapter 2 Viewer for PC This chapter describes the preparations required for using the Viewer for PC and explains how to use the viewer.

  • Page 26: Preparations For Using The Viewer For Pc

    Preparations for Using the Viewer for PC Installing the Viewer for PC The Viewer for PC must be pre-installed on your PC. For details on installing, please refer to the user’s manual of the camera server you are using. ● Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 must be installed to run the Viewer for PC. Check that it is already installed before installing the Viewer for PC (→...

  • Page 27: Using Browsers Other Than The Recommended Products

    Web browser and register the application. For information on registering application, refer to the documentation provided with your browser. MIME type x-webview-h Extension Application MonView.exe The application “VBToolsInstall.exe” is installed into the folder specified for the installation. C:\Program Files\Canon\WebView\Viewer\3.6 (default installation folder)

  • Page 28: Starting Up The Viewer For Pc

    Starting Up the Viewer for PC The Viewer for PC can be started up in two ways: From the Web browser that displayed the Web site for distributing videos, or starting it up independently. Normally it is started up from the Web browser. To create a Web page for distributing videos, refer to the User’s Manual provided on the CD-ROM enclosed with the camera server package.

  • Page 29: Connecting To The Camera Server

    Connecting to the Camera Server When you use the Viewer for PC to connect to the camera server and monitor, if the Viewer for PC was started up from the Web browser, it automatically connects to the camera server. But if the Viewer for PC was started up independently, you need to specify the camera server or select a registered camera server.

  • Page 30: Selecting A Registered Camera Server And Connecting

    Connecting to the Camera Server ■ Add to camera site list When this is ticked, camera server information that was entered is registered in the viewer, and you can view video by simply selecting it from the selection box. Once ticked, in the “Nickname”...

  • Page 31: Using The Viewer For Pc

    Using the Viewer for PC The Viewer for PC provides a GUI that allows you to change the camera angle, zoom ratio and backlight adjustment settings. “Viewer for PC” Screen The functions of the GUI displayed when the Viewer for PC starts up are briefly described below. Video Source Size Change Button The right-hand button makes the displayed video source one level smoother, while the left-hand button makes it one level coarser.

  • Page 32: Panorama Window

    Zoom Scroll Bar Used to change the zoom ratio. Moving the button up zooms in (telephoto) and moving it down zooms out (wide- angle). Panorama View Button Displays the pop-up panorama window. Panorama pictures must be saved at the camera server. Panorama pictures will not be displayed if not saved. * Not displayed on the VB-C50FSi/VB-C50Fi.

  • Page 33: Starting Camera Control

    Using the Viewer for PC Starting Camera Control Although multiple clients can simultaneously connect to the camera server, multiple clients cannot simultaneously control the camera. Consequently, “control privileges” has been introduced by which only the client who currently holds the control privileges can control the camera.

  • Page 34: Controlling The Camera

    Controlling the Camera Once you have been granted camera control privileges, you have complete control over the camera angle, the zoom ratio and the backlight adjustment setting. Changing the Camera Angle * Not available with the VB-C50FSi/VB-C50Fi. Procedure Move the button on the Pan Scroll Bar or Tilt Scroll Bar. The camera angle changes to match the position of the scroll bar buttons.

  • Page 35: Changing The Camera Zoom Ratio

    Using the Viewer for PC Changing the Camera Zoom Ratio Procedure Move the Zoom Scroll Bar button up or down. The camera zooms in or out to match the position of the zoom bar button. Zoom Scroll Bar Move the button up to zoom in (telephoto). Move the button down to zoom out (wide- angle).

  • Page 36: Selecting The Camera

    Selecting the Camera Procedure When multiple cameras are connected to the camera server, you can switch between cameras. Click on the Camera Selection Box to view the list of cameras. When you select a camera from the list of names, the display changes to show the video from that camera. Camera Selection Box Using Presets Procedure...

  • Page 37: Changing The Video Source Size

    Using the Viewer for PC Changing the Video Source Size Procedure If multiple video source sizes are specified on the camera server, these buttons can be used to select the size used for display. Changing the video source size does not change the size of the video displayed.

  • Page 38: Adjusting Backlight

    Adjusting Backlight Procedure Backlight adjustment is useful when the video is dark due to backlighting. When you click the [Backlight Adjustment] button, video darkened by backlighting becomes brighter. Click the button again to cancel. Backlight Adjustment Button Pausing and Restarting Video Display Procedure Video can be paused or restarted.

  • Page 39: Registering A Camera Site During Connection

    Using the Viewer for PC Registering a camera site during connection Procedure By registering a camera site during connection, subsequent connections to that site become easy. The camera site currently connected can be registered by clicking the [Register Connected Site] button (up to 100 camera sites).

  • Page 40: Playing Back Audio

    Playing back audio * This function cannot be used if the camera is connected to a camera Procedure server that does not support audio. Click [Audio settings] and configure the audio data sent from the camera server (For cameras which have an audio function). Play back the audio data: If this setting is ticked, and audio has been transmitted, the audio is played back.

  • Page 41: Printing Still Pictures

    Using the Viewer for PC Printing Still Pictures Procedure When the video you want to print appears, click the [Pause/Resume] button. The video is displayed as a still picture. Select “Print” from the “File” menu. Specify the print settings. To change the printer settings, click the [Setup] button.

  • Page 42: Connection Information

    Using the Viewer for PC Connection Information ● Protocol WebView-TCP or WebView-HTTP ● Video [WV-TCP] IP address of camera server:port number ● Camera control [WV-TCP] IP address of camera server:port number ● Video/Camera [WV-HTTP] IP address of camera server:port number ●...

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    Chapter 3 Viewer for PC Settings This chapter describes how to specify the software environment settings for the Viewer for PC.

  • Page 44: Viewer For Pc Settings

    Viewer for PC Settings From the “Setup Properties” window, you can specify a range of settings governing the operation of the Viewer for PC. Normally, there is no need to alter these settings. “Starting protocol” Setting Specify whether connection to the camera server is to be made using the WebView-TCP protocol or the WebView-HTTP protocol.

  • Page 45: Http Protocol" Setting

    “HTTP protocol” Setting Specify these settings when you are connecting using the WebView-HTTP protocol. Procedure Select “Setup Properties” from the “View” menu and then select the “HTTP protocol” tab. Enter each item. To automatically import Internet Explorer HTTP proxy settings, click “Acquire IE proxy settings”.

  • Page 46: Display Option" Setting

    Viewer for PC Settings “Display option” Setting Use this setting to specify the size of the video displayed at startup. Note that the opening screen shown at startup is displayed at an image size of 320 × 240. Procedure Select “Setup Properties” from the “View” menu and then select “Display option”. Select “Set video display size used at startup”.

  • Page 47: Registering And Changing The Server

    Registering and Changing the Server The camera server can be registered beforehand and thereafter you can access the server simply by selecting it from the registered servers. The procedures for registering and changing camera server are described below. Registering in a Camera Site List Adding to a list The camera server can be registered during connection by clicking the “Register connected site”...

  • Page 48: Changing Or Deleting Registration Details In The List

    ■ Video connection settings [Auto] [WV-TCP] [WV-HTTP] Select whether to connect to the camera server using auto selection, or to connect using the WebView-TCP or WebView-HTTP protocol. When connecting with auto selection, the viewer automatically selects the optimum protocol and connects to the camera server.

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    Registering and Changing the Server While a camera site is selected, you can move it to a different position in the list by clicking the Up or Down button. This order is reflected in the list displayed in the Site Selection dialog box.

  • Page 50: Appendix

    Appendix Messages displayed in the viewers are explained in this section.

  • Page 51: Error Messages

    Error Messages Viewer for Java Error Messages At connection Situation too many clients Message Details The limit on the number of video server connections has been exceeded. Access to the camera server is apparently overcrowded. Solution Wait some time and then reconnect. Situation At connection can’t connect...

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    Situation At connection camera is off-line or abnormal Message Details The connected camera is switched off or the RS cable is not connected. Solution There is a problem with the camera server (with the camera power supply or the RS cable connection). Check with the administrator of the camera server. Situation At disconnection disconnected...

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    Error Messages At connection Situation Couldn’t get camera control privileges. Message Details The limit on the number of people queuing for camera control privileges has been exceeded. Access to the camera server is apparently overcrowded. Solution Wait some time and then reconnect. At connection Situation You do not have video server access privileges.

  • Page 54: Index

    Index Panorama window 19,20,34,35 Pausing and restarting video display 38 Allowing Java to be used 10 Preset selection box 17,21,32,36 Proxy 13,44 Backlight adjustment 17,22,32,38 Saving and printing still pictures 40 Setup properties 44 Camera angle 19,34 Snapshot (still pictures) 23 Start control button 17,18,32,33 Camera control 18,33 Starting protocol setting 44...

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