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PC VIEWING/COMMUNICATION SOFTWARE OPTION FOR DIGITAL RECORDER MODEL DX-PC55E Ver.2.2 DX-PC55U Ver.2.2 OPERATION MANUAL – For Windows 2000 – ® – For Windows XP – ® This operation manual is important to you. Please read this before using the software.
End User Software License Agreement Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and the third party as original development company reserve all the intellectual property rights to this Software for DX-PC55E/DX-PC55U (“Software”) and its associated operation manual (“Operation Manual”). Mitsubishi Electric Corporation grants user (“User”) a limited non-exclusive license and right under this Agreement (“Agreement”) to use this Software.
Editing the registered data ..................17 4.3.3 Deleting the registered recorder ................18 4.3.4 Importing the recorder data registered by other DX-PC55E/DX-PC55U user ..18 4.3.5 Using the camera titles registered in the recorder ..........18 4.3.6 Extension to operate the IP alarm notification function correctly in an NAPT configuration .............
Checking the recorder’s operation status and executing instant operations ......20 Loading live images and audio ..................... 20 4.6.1 Loading live images ....................20 4.6.2 Loading live audio ....................20 Searching for an recorded image ..................21 4.7.1 Time search .....................
1 Introduction DX-PC55E/DX-PC55U is application software to replay video data recorded by Mitsubishi’s digital recorder on Windows 2000 or Windows XP. In combination with DX-TL5000E/DX-TL5000U series, DX-TL4516E/DX-TL4516U, DX-TL4509E/DX-TL4509U, DX-TL2500E/DX-TL2500U, DX-TL950E, DX-TL910U, or DX-NT400E series digital recorder, you can set and operate the recorder and load recorded images and the latest live image from the recorder using the network function.
Start and exit Upon completion of the setup procedure, the icon of DX-PC55E/DX-PC55U is added to the Start menu. Select this icon to start this software. When this software is started, the main screen will appear. To exit this software, click [X] in the upper right corner of the main window.
When this software is started, the application login screen shown below is displayed. This screen is for logging in as a DX-PC55E/DX-PC55U user, not as a recorder user. You can make various settings including grouping under the user ID entered on this screen.
Main window This window shows the list of the registered recorders. Recorders’ operation statuses are also displayed on this window during communication. Click a column heading to sort the list. You can adjust the width of a column by dragging the borders of the column. When this window is hidden behind other window, press the Ctrl and W keys on the keyboard together to bring it to the front.
Camera list window [All Display] ....All the networked recorders and their respective registered cameras are shown in a tree structure. Camera names are shown in gray color when their camera windows are not being displayed on the screen. Channel numbers and names of the registered cameras are displayed. Names of the cameras of which camera windows are not on the screen are displayed in gray color.
Recorder panel When you click the recorder panel switch ( column) on the main window, the recorder panel is displayed. You can control the recorder using this panel. Panels of the recorders not being accessed are unavailable. For other information, see section 4 on page 14.
Camera window panel When you click the Camera Window Panel button on the camera window, the camera window panel is displayed. You can select to hide the Camera Window Panel button using the Option window ( see 4.18.1 on page 37). While this button is hidden, clicking on the image display area brings up the camera window panel.
Grouping panel This floating panel contains the buttons to call the default layouts and user-registered grouping layouts. When the grouping panel is displayed, the color of the Grouping Panel button changes. Default window layouts See 4.9.3 on page User-registered window layouts See 4.9.5 on page 3.10 FSM Player panel...
4 Operation via network Connecting hardware For network operation using this software, prepare a network environment where general TCP/IP communication is possible. The simplest network system consists of a PC having this software and a recorder, both linked by a LAN cross cable.
Setting for communication between the recorder and PC Following settings are required for communication between the recorder and PC. This section describes an example of networking using a switching hub as illustrated in 4.1.2. 4.2.1 Setting the IP address of the recorder For communication between the PC and each recorder, their network addresses must be identical.
When you start DX-PC55E/DX-PC55U from the start menu, the following screen is displayed. Enter your user ID and password and click [Network]. DX-PC55E/DX-PC55U manages the data of the registered recorders and screen layouts based on the user IDs entered on this screen.
4.3.1 Registering the recorder Click the Recorder button on the main window to display the following menu. Recorder button Click [Recorder Regist...] to display the dialog box shown below. Set the following items. [Recorder Type] ..Select the model name of the recorder to be registered. If you don’t select the correct model name, you can’t access the recorder.
4.3.4 Importing the recorder data registered by other DX-PC55E/DX-PC55U user When the recorder you want to register has been already registered by other DX-PC55E/DX-PC55U user, you can import the data of the recorder. Click the [Import...] button on the Recorder Regist (or Recorder Edit) dialog box.
4.3.6 Extension to operate the IP alarm notification function correctly in an NAPT configuration When recorders are networked in an NAPT configuration, it is necessary to extend the setting of the registered recorders data in order to receive IP alarm notification from the recorders and then access those recorders ( see section 5 on page 40).
Checking the recorder’s operation status and executing instant operations You can check the recorder’s operation status with the recorder status indicators on the main window ( see 3.3 on page 9). Indication of the recorder’s operation status is automatically updated every 3 minutes by default. You can change the update interval ( see 4.18.1 on page 37) and update the indication manually ( see 3.5 on...
Searching for an recorded image Use the Search window to search for an image recorded by the recorder. You can search by the following methods: • Time search • Alarm list search • Bookmark search (This function is different from the bookmark function of DX-TL5000 series or other series recorders.) •...
Then, execute the alarm list search. To execute the alarm list search, use any of three methods as follows: • Select a row in the list and click the [Search] button. • Select a row in the list and double-click on it. •...
Playing back recorded images To play back recorded images, use any of four methods as follows: • Use the playback-related buttons on the camera window panel ( see 3.7 on page 12). • Use the [Operation] menu on the camera window panel ( see 3.7 on page 12).
4.9.2 Changing the contents of the camera window To change the contents of the camera window, use either of two methods as follows: • Select items you want to display on the title bar using the [View] menu on the camera window panel ( 3.7 on page 12).
Data contained in a “grouping” are the screen layout of the camera window, main window, and camera list window, and the user ID and password to log in to the recorder. Hence, the grouping registration data are saved for each user of this software. (Even with the same PC, you can’t use groupings registered by other DX-PC55E/DX-PC55U users.) Further, you can allocate the registered groupings to the buttons on the grouping panel ( see 3.9 on page 13).
[Calling a registered grouping] To call a grouping, use any of four methods as follows: When a grouping is called, the name of the grouping is displayed on the title bar of the main window. Further, the contents of the drop-down list and the camera name tree on the camera list window are changed at the same time. •...
4.9.7 Allocating groupings to the user grouping buttons on the grouping panel You can allocate groupings to eight user grouping buttons on the lower tier of the grouping panel ( see 3.9 on page 13). When you click a user grouping button not having a grouping yet, the [Grouping Select] dialog box appears. The drop-down list shows already registered groupings.
4.10.2 Capturing the currently displayed image <Scene capture function> When an important scene appears on the camera window, you can capture the scene by clicking the button at the right of the window. The captured image is saved in the [cap_img] folder in the My Document folder by default. You can specify other folder for saving the captured image using the Camera Window tab on the Option window ( see 4.18.3 on page 38).
4.10.7 Adjusting the picture quality To adjust the picture quality, use either of two methods as follows: • Adjust the picture quality of the transferred image on the recorder side. • Adjust the picture quality of the received image to be displayed on the PC side. [Picture Quality] To adjust the picture quality of the transferred image, use the slide bar of [Picture Quality] on the camera window panel (...
4.12 Remote-controlling the recorder <Recorder control function> You can remotely control the recorder via the network using the recorder control panel. To display the recorder control panel, click the Recorder Control button on the recorder panel ( see 3.5 on page 11) or that on the Rec Panel Lite window ( see 3.8 on page 12).
There are seven types of authority as follows: • Live ......Authority to view live images. This authority is given to all users. • Playback ....Authority to play back recorded images of the recorder. (Users having this authority are allowed to perform search and section download.) •...
4.14 Editing the recorder’s settings <Recorder menu edit function> To edit the menu settings of the recorder, use the menu setting panel. To display the menu setting panel, click the Menu Settings button on the recorder panel ( see 3.5 on page 11) or that on the Rec Panel Lite window ( see 3.8 on page 12).
You can edit the menu settings of the recorder using the menu setting panel. Displayed setting items depend on the type of recorder. For setting items, see the operation manual of each recorder. Following items are set in a unique way to DX-PC55E/DX-PC55U. [Multiplexer] In the multiplexer setting of DX-TL2500 series, left-click the mouse, and the camera channel number will increase by one.
4.15 Displaying the system log list of the recorder To display the System log list dialog box, click the System Loglist button on the recorder panel ( see 3.5 on page 11). System Loglist button When you click the [Load] button, the system loglist is loaded from the recorder and displayed on the screen. Click a column heading to sort the list.
4.16 Controlling PTZ camera <PTZ control function> Click the PTZ Camera Control button on the camera window panel ( see 3.7 on page 12) to display the PTZ Cam Control window. PTZ Camera Control button The function of each button is described below. Some functions are unavailable with certain models of camera.
4.17 Remote-controlling externally connected devices <MODE OUT control function> Use this function to remote-control externally connected devices. Click the MODE OUT button on the camera window panel ( see 3.7 on page 12) to display the following Mode Out Control panel. MODE OUT button When the MODE OUT setting of the recorder is set to LAN, the buttons at the right become usable.
4.18 Option settings Click the Option button on the main window. Option button 4.18.1 General tab [To display descriptions of buttons] Click the checkbox next to [Display the control description] to put a checkmark. When you place the pointer on a button, the description of the button is displayed.
4.18.3 Camera Window tab [To display/hide the control buttons on the camera window] Click the checkbox of each button to display or hide the buttons on the camera window. [To change the image saving format of the scene capture function] When you click the [Setting] button of [Scene capture setting], the following screen is displayed.
4.18.5 Alarm Notification Setting tab [To select events informed by the alarm notification message] Select a port number of the PC to receive alarm notification. (The default port number is .) Set this number to the same as [TARGET] or [TRANSMISSION PORT] of the recorder. Use the default port numbers on both the recorder and PC sides in normal use.
5 Receiving IP alarm notification An IP alarm notification is issued by the recorder when a trigger signal is input to any rear terminal, recording is started, or any warning occurs. You can receive this notification by a pop-up window displayed on the networked PC monitor.
Accessing the recorder from the pop-up window When the PC receives IP alarm notification from the recorder, the following pop-up window appears. Pop-up windows to be displayed vary depending on the type of recorder used. When the PC receives notifications from the same recorder successively, those notifications are listed on the same pop-up window.
The [Folder] command can play back only the data supporting FSM1, FSM2, and FSM3, which are a special copy format for Mitsubishi digital recorders. FSM2 and FSM3 use the following file structure basically. When this structure isn’t ensured, your recorder’s functions and performance aren’t guaranteed.
6.1.1 Playing back audio data You can play back audio data contained in the copied data using the following procedure. [Not Synchro. playback] Put a checkmark to [Output] on the FSMPlayer panel and select a playback channel from the drop-down menu. Then select [Not Synchro.] in the [Playback] field.
6.1.5 Displaying the recording date and alarm on the copied data playback window To select items you want to display on the window, use the [Title Bar] command in the [View] menu. 6.1.6 Searching for an image Click [Search...] in the [Search] menu on the FSMPlayer window. The following search window appears.
When you click the [Setting] buttons on the right of the pattern buttons, the grouping setting dialog box appears. Using this dialog box, you can change the cameras displayed on respective windows. Click a window position to select a camera you want to display in that position. 6.1.10 Option settings Click [Option] in the [View] menu.
The Media Selection dialog box appears. When more than one SCSI device has been connected, more than one option is displayed. Select the device containing the copied data and click [OK]. Loading of the copied data starts. For later procedures, see 6.1 on page 41. Playing back data downloaded by the section download function Click [Folder] on the application login screen of this software ( see 3.1 on page 7) to start FSMPlayer (...
Printing the currently displayed image You can print the currently displayed image using the following procedure. When you select to print, the following window appears. Set [Margins] and [Printer settings] and then click [Print]. • [Preview] ....Print preview is displayed. •...
Converting the format of the copied video data collectively You can convert the formats of the copied video data into general formats such as JPEG and AVI collectively. Click [Convert] in the [File] menu of FSMPlayer. Specify the range of data you want to convert collectively by date and time and camera number, then click the [JPEG] or [AVI] button.
“Compatible digital recorders” in this manual. • If an operation problem should occur and you can’t locate the cause of such problem in Mitsubishi digital recorder or this software, other component equipment, cables, application software, or operation system, then...