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NETWORK CAMERA SERVER
VB150
Picture Recording User's Guide
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ENGLISH

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    NETWORK CAMERA SERVER VB150 Picture Recording User’s Guide ENGLISH...

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    Exclusion of Liability If the Product is connected to a recording device (for example a VCR), Canon Inc. accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any financial losses that may be incurred as a result of the loss of recorded information or images, regardless of the internal or external cause of the loss.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Using the Still Picture Recording Function Linked to an External Device ....1 Sample application in combination with a door-opening sensor and lighting unit ......1 Using the Still Picture Recording Function with a Predetermined Schedule ......3 Sample application in combination with a lighting unit .................

  • Page 4: Using The Still Picture Recording Function Linked To An External Device

    Using the Still Picture Recording Function Linked to an External Device By using the “External Device Input 1/2” setting and connecting devices such as sensors and switches to the VB150, you can construct a monitoring system that operates in response to external events. The still pictures captured in this way are stored on a flash memory card inserted into the VB150.

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    Sample Still Picture Recording Settings Settings specified on the “Camera and Video” page (→ VB150 User’s Manual P.42) Specify the appropriate settings for the Camera 1 being used. Settings specified on the “Preset” page (→ VB150 User’s Manual P.47, 77) Set a camera angle that records the open doorway as Preset 1.

  • Page 6: Using The Still Picture Recording Function With A Predetermined Schedule

    Using the Still Picture Recording Function with a Predetermined Schedule By using the “Schedule 1-4” setting, you can construct a monitoring system that records pictures according to a predetermined schedule. The still pictures captured in this way are stored on a flash memory card inserted into the VB150.

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    Sample Still Picture Recording Settings Settings specified on the “Camera and Video” page (→ VB150 User’s Manual P.42) Specify the appropriate settings for the Camera 1 being used. Settings specified on the “Preset” page (→ VB150 User’s Manual P.47, 77) Set a camera angle that records the exhibit as Preset 1.

  • Page 8: Using The Motion Detection Function With A Predetermined Schedule

    Using the Motion Detection Function with a Predetermined Schedule By running the motion detection function according to a schedule, you can construct a monitoring system that records pictures in accordance with a preset schedule and that operates in response to variations in the video image from the area covered by the camera.

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    Sample Still Picture Recording Settings Settings specified on the “Camera and Video” page (→ VB150 User’s Manual P.42) Specify the appropriate settings for the Camera 1 being used. 5Settings specified on the “Preset” page (→ VB150 User’s Manual P.47, 77) Set the camera angle for the area just inside the door as Preset 1.

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    Operation of the Motion Detection Function Using a Schedule ● Once the red rectangle in the viewer reliably captures the intruder, check that the peak display in the detection indicator gives a “Motion detected” result. If there is no “Motion detected”, adjust the sensitivity, area ratio and duration settings.

  • Page 11: Viewing And Distributing Recorded Pictures

    Viewing and Distributing Recorded Pictures You can search and view recorded pictures by accessing the “Sample Page for the Retrieval of Recorded Pictures”. You can search by trigger, by camera or by time interval from your browser and view pictures as images or as a pseudo-animation. You can also distribute recorded pictures directly to users so that they can search and view the pictures in the same way.

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    If you select “Specify capture period with menu”, the Conditions for Image Retrieval screen appears in window 1 at left. ● Select either “External Device Input”, “Schedule” or “Motion Detection” as the “Trigger”. “External Device Input1 and 2 correspond to the “External Device Input 1/2” parameter on page 48 of the VB150 User’s Manual, schedule 1-4 corresponds to the “Schedule 1-4”...

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    Viewing and Distributing Recorded Pictures Pictures Search CGI The pictures search CGI includes the “enum” command to generate a list of recorded pictures that satisfy the search criteria, the “desc” command to generate the video data display page, and the “data”...

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    desc Command The “desc” command is used to generate a video display page. The video display page uses HTML text for the video display area and attribute display area, and uses the “data” command described below to retrieve the video data. ■desc Command Parameters Parameter Name Details...

  • Page 15: Distributing Recorded Pictures

    Viewing and Distributing Recorded Pictures Distributing Recorded Pictures Distributing pictures that have been recorded If you forward a picture (JPEG) recorded with the Schedule recording function using FTP and copy it, or remove the flash memory card, download the picture to a PC and embed the picture in a Web page, you can create a still-picture distribution page.

  • Page 16: Using Vbcollector

    Using VBCollector VBCollector is used to view pictures recorded by the VB150. With VBCollector, you can collect and display still pictures recorded by the VB150 based on inputs from an external device, motion detection or schedules. VBCollector accesses the VB150 at specific times expressed in units such as dates, weeks, or months, and then downloads the recorded pictures.

  • Page 17: Installing Vbcollector

    Installing VBCollector ● Check the operating environment (→ VB150 User’s Manual P.20) before starting installation. Note ● VBCollector cannot be installed on a PC where MV Ver. 2.0 or later version is already installed. To Install... If any other applications are running, please exit them before installation.

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    Check the settings and items you have selected thus far, and click Next to confirm. The installation will proceed by copying files and making registry settings, etc. Click Finish to complete the installation. When installation is complete, “VBCollector Task View” is added to the Start menu.

  • Page 19: Starting Up Vbcollector

    Using VBCollector Starting Up VBCollector VBCollector is started up by choosing it from Start menu. To Start Up VBCollector... Choose [Program]-[WebView Livescope]-[VBCollector Task View] from the Start menu to start up VBCollector. Registering a Server To use VBCollector, the network camera server (hereafter referred to as “server”) from which the VBCollector downloads pictures must be registered.

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    Enter the various fields and click OK. ■ Server Name Assign a name for recognizing the Server. ■ Image Directory Enter the name of the directory where downloaded images are to be saved, or click Browse to select a directory folder. Refer to the next page for how to download images to a shared folder on the network. Delete images on the server When this check box is selected, pictures that VBCollector downloaded from the server will also be deleted from the server.

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    * Specify an account from which you can log on to the download destination machine. * 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 (C:\ProgramFiles\Canon\WebView\VB\VBCollector\ 1.1).

  • Page 22: Registering Tasks

    Editing Server Information Content of the registered server information can be edited. To Edit Server Information... Choose Edit from the Server menu, and when the Server List dialog box appears, select the server name to be edited and click the Edit button. To delete a registered server, click the Delete button.

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    Using VBCollector Enter the various items and click OK. ■ Task Name Assign the task a name. [Enable this setting] Select “Enable this setting” if the task is to be performed according to the schedule. If not selected, the added task will not be executed. ■...

  • Page 24: Executing And Canceling Tasks

    ● Up to 16 tasks can be executed by VBCollector simultaneously. Please be sure not to load a schedule with 17 or more tasks to be executed. Note VBCollector is also not able to execute multiple tasks simultaneously to the same server.

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    Using VBCollector Canceling a task To disable a registered task, clear “Enable this setting” at Task Settings. To abort the execution of a task, in the Task View, click on the task to be aborted, and choose Abort in the Task menu. Display task status During the execution of any task, the download status can be checked.

  • Page 26: Details Displayed On The Task View

    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 This task is currently being executed.

  • Page 27: Starting/stopping The Service

    Using VBCollector Starting/Stopping the Service The task scheduler service can be started and stopped. To Make Settings... Choose Start Service or Stop Service from the Tools menu. If the service has started, Stop Service is enabled in the menu; if the service is stopped, Start Service is enabled.

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    When the confirmation dialog box appears, click OK. HTML for displaying the images is generated, the Web browser starts up, and thumbnail images of the selected date are displayed in 100-image units on the page. Click on the image to be viewed; it is displayed in the original saved dimensions.

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    Using VBCollector Image List dialog will be displayed. Select the name of the server where you want to browse and click- select the date of any image to be animated. Then, click “Animation” button. Animation dialog will be displayed. As dialog size, large or normal size is available and is automatically selected depending on the original image size.

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    ● Zoom in/out Images can be zoomed in/out. [Magnification] Shows the current magnification (10~500%). [Zoom in] button Enlarges images by 10%. [Zoom out] button Reduces images by 10%. [Move] button If any image size is greater than the display area, you can move the image display position.

  • Page 31: Viewing Logs

    Using VBCollector Viewing Logs VBCollector outputs logs concerning the execution of tasks. To view a log, choose Display Log from the Tools menu. The following information about logs is displayed: ● Code Identification codes are displayed here. Four types of icons representing the level are also displayed with these codes.

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    The Filter dialog box appears. To display only the logs that match the specified criteria, enter the criteria below and click OK. If no changes are required, click Cancel. [Specify Task.] Select if filtering by task name, then enter the task name. [Specify Server] Select if filtering by server name, then enter the server name.

  • Page 33: Setting The Download Capacity

    Using VBCollector Search dialog will be displayed. Entering the character string you want to search in “The Character search” and clicking “Search” button starts searching from the initial log. If you select any log, searching will be started from the selected log. Clicking “Cancel”...

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    Option dialog will be displayed. Enter the required items to click “OK” button. ■ Disk Space on Image Directory Min. amount of free space required on image directory Set the ratio of minimum free space to 1~50% for a drive containing the folder where you want to save any image (→...

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