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Safety Precautions

I N S I D E . R E F E R S E R V I C I N G T O
The lightning flash with arrowhead
symbol, within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous
voltage" within the product's enclo-
sure that may be of sufficient magni-
tude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equi-
lateral triangle is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important op-
erating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accom-
panying the appliance.
Information for USA
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Changes or modifications not approved by
JVC could void the user's authority to operate the
Due to design modifications, data
given in this instruction book are
s u b j e c t t o p o s s i b l e c h a n g e
without prior notice.
This Class A digital apparatus
complies with Canadian ICES-
Cet appareil numérique de la
Class A est conforme à la
norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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  • Page 1: Safety Precautions

    This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Cet appareil numérique de la Rules. Changes or modifications not approved by Class A est conforme à la JVC could void the user’s authority to operate the norme NMB-003 du Canada. equipment. 00.4.7, 5:34 PM...
  • Page 2 WARNING Keep away from moisture Fire or electrical shock can result from the presence of mois- ture. Spillage can occur from objects containing water (flower vases, flower pots, cups, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, etc.) and should not be placed on top of this device. Do not touch Do not touch lines (antenna wires, phone lines, etc.) con- nected to this device or power plugs during a thunder storm...
  • Page 3 PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE AND PROPER USE To ensure safety Always observe the following to ensure correct and safe usage of this device. Read Safety Precautions thoroughly before using this device. The safety precautions contain important information and should always be observed. After reading, store in a readily available location for future reference.
  • Page 4 Cautions Do not install this device in locations such as the following. To avoid the possibility of fire or electrical shock, do not install this device in locations such as the following. • Where there is excessive humidity or dust. Do not install where there is excessive humidity or dust.
  • Page 5 Cautions • This instruction manual may not be reproduced in part or in its entirety. • Use caution to avoid infringing the copyrights of others during use. • Please note that this company does not assume any responsibility in the case of any possible errors that may be found in this instruction manual.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety Precautions ..................... 2 About New Versions ....................8 Package Contents and Operating Environment ............8 VN-C3U Installation and Setup ................10 Before starting installation and setup ..............10 Names of VN-C3U parts ..................10 Installation and setup ..................11 Alarm IN/OUT connection ...................
  • Page 7: About New Versions

    New versions of the software (VN-C3U) can be acquired via Internet. Download the software from the following. (under construction as of Feb. 29. 2000) Home page: Package Contents This product includes all of the following items. If any item should be missing, please contact your local dealer.
  • Page 8: To Ensure Correct Usage

    To ensure correct usage When installing, avoid the following. • Locations subject to rain and water. • Locations where the ambient temperature exceeds the range of 0 - 40 (recommended) degrees C. • Locations with vibration. • Locations with excessive dust, oil or gas. When this product is used with AGC on (Auto on), the sensitivity will be increased automatically in dark places, so the screen may flicker in some cases.
  • Page 9: Vn-C3U Installation And Setup

    VN-C3U Installation and Setup Before starting installation and setup It is necessary to set an IP address for each VN-C3U unit. Use the following procedure for the setup of each unit. (If the power is not turned on, the installation of multiple VN-C3U can be performed at one time.) 1.
  • Page 10: Installation And Setup

    Installation and setup 1. Installation Use the optional bracket (Model VN-BK30) for installation. Make the power and network connections after completion of the installa- tion work. Caution Install in a location with sufficient strength to prevent falling. VN-C3U units can only be installed as shown in the diagram below, or inverted.
  • Page 11 2. Connecting to a network Turn on the power of only one VN-C3U unit. When network connection is completed and the power is turned on, the VN-C3U unit will be connected to the network at the following IP address. Factory set (Default) IP address 192.
  • Page 12: Alarm In/Out Connection

    Alarm IN/OUT connection Connect external devices to the alarm IN/OUT as shown below. Sensor insert button External External External device device device OUT 1 OUT 2 Cable connection and disconnection Press the sensor insert button when connecting and disconnecting cables. After connecting or disconnecting, make sure the sensor insert button returns to its original position.
  • Page 13: Setting The Vn-C3U Ip Address

    3. Setting the VN-C3U IP address Changing the IP address of the PC Display the network settings panel by selecting Settings from the Start button, then selecting Control Panel and Network, in that order. Select the TCP/IP item, then click on Properties.
  • Page 14: Iastalling The Software

    Installing the software Load the VN-C3U Controller CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The setup program is in the ¥JVC folder on the CD-ROM. Execute ¥JVC¥Setup.exe and follow the displayed instructions to setup the software. 00.4.7, 5:34 PM...
  • Page 15: Setting The Vn-C3U Ip Address

    Setting the VN-C3U IP address The V.NETWORKS setup tool is in the ¥Victor folder on the CD-ROM. Execute ¥Victor¥setup¥vsetup.exe directly from the CD-ROM. Enter the VN-C3U IP address. F a c t o r y s e t ( D e f a u l t ) I P address 192.
  • Page 16: Password Function

    Password function An access protection using a password is provided to regulate connecting PCs (users). Password setting and cancellation is performed by the V.NETWORKS setup tool. Caution Never forget the current password because the current password setting cannot be changed unless it matches the password setting. The screen shown below will be displayed when the password button of the V.NETWORKS setup tool is clicked.
  • Page 17: Alarm Function

    Alarm function This function is to receive or send an alarm signal from/to alarm input/ output over network. Use the V.NETWORKS setup tool for the fundamental settings. When the Alarm button of the V.NETWORKS setup tool is clicked, the screen shown below will be displayed. The procedure for the alarm settings is explained on the following page.
  • Page 18 The Alarm 1 and Alarm 2 settings determine whether or not the alarm function on Alarm 1 and Alarm 2 are effective (ON or OFF). When ON is selected, “Alarm Output” (to send a signal to Alarm out) and “Go to a preset position” (one of the 10 preset positions) are available.
  • Page 19 Out port setting includes the following settings: OFF/ON: Determine whether or not an alarm is to be output. Output value: Determine whether the High or Low signal will be output when an alarm occurs. Enter the time for continuous signal output of selected output value (High or Low) in the text box below.
  • Page 20 The list of alarm broadcast client (IP address and port number) currently registered in the camera can be displayed by pressing Client List. The PCs that satisfy the following conditions are displayed. • The VN-C3U controller has been started and is connected to the VN-C3U subject to setup.
  • Page 21: 3-4 Restoring A Work Pc Ip Address

    Caution The V.NETWORKS setup tool can only be run on PCs which Setup.exe was executed on page 17. The V.NETWORKS setup tool does not function properly with PCs which Setup.exe has not been executed. With PCs which Setup.exe has been executed, operation is possible from not only the CD- ROM but also the hard disk, etc.
  • Page 22: Registering Connection Point

    5. Registering connection points Start the VN-C3U controller (VN-C3U.exe). Select New from the File item in the menu and then specify the connection point. Enter the IP address and name of the V N - C 3 U c o n n e c t i o n p o i n t . (
  • Page 23: Controller Software Operation

    Controller Software Operation Starting connection and changing connection points Refer to Software Installation on page 17 for the installation procedure. When the VN-C3U controller (VN-C3U.exe) is executed, a logo will be displayed and then the following screen will appear. Connection points can be selected from this pulldown menu.
  • Page 24: Connecting From The Settings File

    Connecting from the Settings file Connection is possible by linking the VN-C3U.exe and vnet*.data files and then double clicking the *.dat file. Preparation 1. Start Explorer, then click on Folder Options... from the View menu. 2. Click on New type... of the File Types tab. Enter an explanation in the Description of type box.
  • Page 25: Controller 1

    Controller 1 After a connection point is selected, you will find the names of currently connected VN-C3U, the pan/tilt operation angle step and the current Pan/Tilt position. Pan/Tilt operation Current Pan/Tilt angle step position Names of currently connected VN-C3U Pan/tilt, Zoom-in/ Zoom-out operation buttons The Pan/Tilt operation angle step of connected VN-C3U can be changed by...
  • Page 26 On-screen Pan/Tilt Function Without using Pan/Tilt operation buttons, Pan/Tilt is manageable by double- clicking on screen. The double-clicking point becomes around the center or screen. Caution It is not possible to move beyond the Pan/Tilt limits but this is not a malfunction. Caution During the Pan/Tilt operation, the images may pause for a few seconds.
  • Page 27: Controller 2

    Controller 2 The VN-C3U controller has the position memory function (up to 10 positions). By pressing this button, the current position is c h a n g e d t o t h e a l r e a d y memorized position.
  • Page 28: Controller 3

    Controller 3 The VN-C3U controller has Pan/Tilt operation angle step can the record and playback be set by clicking the value and function. directly enter any value. After For details, refer to "Record entering (changing) the value, and playback function" on press the Enter key.
  • Page 29: Deleting Connection Points

    Deleting connection points Select File from the menu and then select Delete. Select a connection point to be deleted and then click on OK. Make sure the desired point is being deleted, and then press Caution The connection point cannot be recovered once it is deleted. 00.4.7, 5:35 PM...
  • Page 30: Changing Resolution And Inverting The Image

    Changing resolution and inverting the image Select View from the menu. The resolution can now be selected from 160 120, 320 240 or 640 480. Depending on the installation, select Normal or Upside Down. On-screen resolution change The resolution can also be changed on the screen with the following procedure.
  • Page 31: Image Quality Adjustment

    Image quality adjustment Select Settings from the menu and then select Quality. The compression rate is in inverse proportion to the image quality. The frame rate is in direct proportion to the compression rate. Compression rate Low — Medium — High Image quality High —...
  • Page 32 Image quality settings Image quality can be adjusted by changing each of the following settings. Item Effect Adjustment of the color saturation. Saturation (The larger the number, the greater the color saturation.) Move the slide bar to the right to emphasize blue Color balance or to the left to emphasize red.
  • Page 33: Transmission Frames

    Transmission frames Select Settings from the menu and then select Frame Rate. This is to set the upper limit or frame rate transmitted from VN- C3U. Caution The actual frame rate depends on the operational environment (PC, LAN, phone line, etc.) and may be different from the transmission frame rate. In practice, the higher transmission frame rate is set up, the more bandwidth is required.
  • Page 34: Changing Position Memory

    Changing position memory Select Setting from the menu and then select Position Memory. P r o c e d u r e f o r P o s i t i o n memory change Use the position memory buttons, Pan/Tilt/Zoom setting and lens setting to set the status in position memory.
  • Page 35: Lens Setting

    Lens setting Select Setting from the menu and then select Lens settings. Caution This function is not available for VN-C1U and VN-C2U. The current setting status is displayed in the window. After the setting is completed, press OK to close this window. •...
  • Page 36: Alarm Setting

    Alarm setting The alarm settings determines the actions to be performed when an alarm signal is received from Alarm 1 or Alarm 2 input of VN-C3U. Make sure to select "ON" in Alarm 1/Alarm 2 setting of V.NETWORKS setup tool (refer to page 21) to enable all the Alarm settings in this page.
  • Page 37 Relay alarm setting The Relay Alarm Setting determines the actions to be performed when an alarm signal is received from Alarm 1 and Alarm 2 input of VN-C3U. There are two functions; Play a wave file and execute a program file. (Refer to page 39) Make sure to select "ON"...
  • Page 38: Time Stamp Setting

    Time stamp setting Select Setting from the menu and then select Time Stamp. This setting determines whether or not the time stamp is displayed on the screen. The color of text and background are adjustable. Select transparency if the background is not necessary. The size of font in preview window does not change.
  • Page 39 Any of the following 7 display styles can be selected. YYYY/MM/DD (year/month/date hour: minute: second. millisecond) YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM:SS (year/month/date hour: minute: second) DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM:SS (date/month/year hour: minute: second) MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS (month/date/year hour: minute: second) MM/DD HH:MM:SS (month/date hour: minute: second) HH:MM:SS (hour: minute: second) HH:MM...
  • Page 40: Recording Function

    Recording function This function is to continuously record the images of connected VN-C3U onto automatically created folder with "VN-C3U Name." (refer to page 25) Press the "REC" button. "REC" appears in the upper right corner on the screen and recording starts.
  • Page 41: Playback Function

    Playback function Press the Play button. When connecting VN-C3U, press Yes to quit current connection and start playback. This message does not appear if no VN-C3U is connected. Select the folder where the recorded images have been saved. The recorded time is indicated in the unit of one minute. Select the time for playback and press OK.
  • Page 42 Indicate which file is being play back. Press PLAY to start playback. Once playback is started, this button is changed to PAUSE. Press STOP to stop playback. Double-click to return to the playback time selection window. 00.4.7, 5:35 PM...
  • Page 43: Snapshot Function

    Snapshot function This function is to capture still images or save them onto hard disk. Press Snapshot button. Up to 16 images can be captured. After the 16th image is captured, snapshot button disappears. Select Save As on the captured image to opened Save AS window.
  • Page 44: Networks Property

    V.NETWORKS property Display the property of connected VN-C3U. Click the right button of the mouse on the screen and select Property. MAC address The MAC address of connected VN-C3U. IP Address The IP address of connected VN-C3U. V.NETWORKS type The camera model (VN-C1U, VN-C2U or VN-C3U) Program version The version of VN-C3U unit.
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting An IP address changed The Search button of the V.NETWORKS with the V.NETWORKS setup tool can be used to acquire the IP setup tool has been addresses of V.NETWORKS cameras forgotten. connected to the network. The change history file vsetup in the root directory is used to save contents that have been changed with the V.NETWORKS setup tool in the following formats.
  • Page 46 The colors are not • Check the color adjustments of the display satisfactory. or video card. The colors displayed by different PC display monitors and video cards will differ to some degree. Improvement is sometime possible by adjusting the color settings of the display monitor.
  • Page 47 Out of focus. The autofocus sometimes does not operate correctly in dark places and when blank surfaces such as walls are photographed. In such cases, focus manually. The focus may be off slightly when manual focus is used at the TELE position, but this is not a malfunction.
  • Page 48: Specifications

    Specifications LAN standard IEEE 802.3 Communication protocol UDP/IP Video element 1/3-inch, 300,000-pixel CMOS image sensor. Minimum focusing distance 1.0m Pan/tilt operation angle Pan: 320 Tilt: 90 Output image format 480, 320 240, 160 120 Power supply voltage DC 12 V Power consumption 2.0 A (max.) Operating temperature...
  • Page 49 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED Printed in Japan SS961510-001 is a registered trademark owned by VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. is a registered trademark in Japan, the U.S.A., the U.K. and many other countries. 00.4.7, 5:35 PM...
  • Page 50 V.NETWORKS VN-C3U INSTRUCTIONS For Customer Use: Enter below the Serial No. which is located on the body. Retain this information for future reference. This instruction book is made from 100% Model No. VN-C3U recycled paper. SS961510-001 Serial No. 00.4.7, 5:35 PM...