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Network Camera Recording and Monitoring System
Network Video Recorder
VK- K K 64/ 4 4 VK- K K 16
Viewer Manual
Ver. 1.3
Ver. 1.3
In addition to Viewer Manual and Setting Manual, Administrator's Manual is also available in CD-ROM.

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  • Page 1 Network Camera Recording and Monitoring System Network Video Recorder VK- K K 64/ 4 4 VK- K K 16 Viewer Manual Ver. 1.3 Ver. 1.3 In addition to Viewer Manual and Setting Manual, Administrator’s Manual is also available in CD-ROM.
  • Page 2 Request to Customers (1) Canon owns the copyright of this manual. The content of this manual may not be reproduced in its entirety or in part without prior permission. (2) The content of this manual is subject to change without notice.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction Overview ..........5 Chapter 1 Using the Viewer - Operator Login Viewing Screen Example .
  • Page 4 Contents Viewing and Searching Events ......45 Displaying the Live Events Log List .......46 Overview of Alert Parameters .
  • Page 5: Overview

    Overview ● VK-64/VK-16 is a network video recording and monitoring software and consists of the Storage Server and Viewer. The Storage Server can record videos and events (sensor input and motion detection) data from multiple camera servers. The Viewer can display videos from multiple camera servers in real time and play back videos recorded on the Storage Server.
  • Page 7 Chapter Using the Viewer - Operator Login This chapter outlines how to start the Viewer and gives a brief overview of the Viewing Screen.
  • Page 8: Viewing Screen Example

    Viewing Screen Example Location selector (➝ P. 18) Menu bar (➝ P. 15) Drop-down menu indicating Access common menus locations available in the from here. system. Zone selector (➝ P. 18) Drop-down menu indicating zones within a location. Camera Control Panel (➝...
  • Page 9 Viewing Screen Example Video Window menu icon Camera Selection Area (➝ P. 18) (➝ P. 31) Thumbnail representations of cameras added to each zone are displayed here. Select preset camera angles, These can be dragged onto the Viewing Area for viewing. custom pan, tilt and zoom, and select a Video Window size.
  • Page 10: Starting The Viewing Screen

    Starting the Viewing Screen Before you use the Viewing Screen, make sure you have the user name and password. Ask your System Administrator for the user Note name and password. Launching Procedure Before you launch the Viewer, make sure your monitor resolution is set to a minimum of 1024 x 768 pixels.
  • Page 11: Connect To The Localhost

    Step 2: Login Enter your User Name and Password, and click Login. The user name and password for the VK-64/VK-16 entered in this step are defined by your System Administrator on the he Storage Note Server Configuration dialog. They can be different from the user...
  • Page 12: Specify The Ip Address Of Storage Server To Connect Viewer

    Starting the Viewing Screen Specify the IP address of Storage Server to connect Viewer If you installed the Viewer and Storage Server on separate PCs, specify an IP address of Storage Server and connect Viewer to the Storage Server. If you are unsure of the address to use, ask your System Administrator. Select Use IP address from the drop-down menu.
  • Page 13: Use Viewer Only Without Connecting To Storage Server (Viewer Only Mode)

    Starting the Viewing Screen The dialog for entering the IP address will also be shown even when connection to the Storage Server failed. Use Viewer only without connecting to Storage Server (Viewer Only Mode) You can use the Viewer only without connecting to a Storage Server. When Storage Server is not used, some functions such as video recording, sensor events, motion detection, and event search are not available.
  • Page 14: Viewer Start-Up Window

    Starting the Viewing Screen Viewer Start-up Window When you start the VK-64/VK-16 for the first time and/or no Layouts have been configured, you will notice that the Viewing Area is blank as shown below. Previously- configured cameras on the network will appear as thumbnail images in the Camera Selection Area on the top of the screen.
  • Page 15: Viewing Screen Menu Bar

    Viewing Screen Menu bar Menu Bar Functions The following table lists the Viewing Screen menus. Menu Menu sub-item Function File Switch Master Storage Server Switches among Master Storages Servers. The connect option menu for Storage Server is displayed. Exit Closes the application. Edit In the Viewing Screen, this removes selected Video Windows from the current layout and places to the Clipboard.
  • Page 16 Viewing Screen Menu bar View Audio panel Displays the Audio panel to transmit or receive audio. Status bar Shows or hides the captions of the status bar. The status bar displays load information for the Viewer (i.e., total frame rate, CPU %, number of displayed events, number of Video Windows).
  • Page 17: Chapter 2 Working With Video Windows

    Chapter Working with Video Windows This chapter shows you how to create Video Windows for viewing in the Viewing Area and how to adjust camera angles.
  • Page 18: Selecting Cameras For Viewing

    Selecting Cameras for Viewing About the Camera Selection Area The Camera Selection Area is used to display thumbnails of all the camera servers. You can select another set of thumbnails of currently-available cameras via the Location and Zone drop-down menus. ●...
  • Page 19: Selecting Locations And Their Zones

    Selecting Cameras for Viewing Selecting Locations and their Zones Selection is performed in the following order: Click and drag Select a Select a Zone in thumbnails to Location that Location view live video ● Step 1: Select a Location from the drop-down menu Click the Location drop-down menu or on the down arrow.
  • Page 20: Basic Video Window Functions

    Basic Video Window Functions Creating, scaling and moving Video Windows Once you have chosen a location and a zone, you are ready to view one or more cameras in that zone. Camera thumbnail images are used to create Video Windows in the Viewing Area.
  • Page 21 Basic Video Window Functions ● Re-size a Video Window Click a Video Window to highlight it. An arrow icon will appear in the lower right corner. Click the arrow icon and drag outwards. You can also click on the other corners and drag to re-size the window.
  • Page 22: Arranging Video Windows

    Basic Video Window Functions ● Add more Video Windows Click and drag other camera thumbnails onto the Viewing Area to create Video Windows for monitoring. Your Viewing Screen could look like this. Arranging Video Windows There are various ways you can manage the layout of Video Windows in the Viewing Area.
  • Page 23: Selecting Multiple Video Windows

    Basic Video Window Functions Selecting Multiple Video Windows You can select multiple video windows easily. You can also move, cut, or copy multiple windows simultaneously. ● Selecting Multiple Video Windows There are three ways to select multiple windows: On your keyboard, hold down the Ctrl key and click each Video Window to select them.
  • Page 24: Video Window States

    Video Window States Video Window Properties include: Title bar - indicates name of camera, live or recorded viewing. Video display - displays live or recorded information. Pre-recorded video indicator - displays a time/date stamp in the title bar for recorded footage.
  • Page 25 Video Window States Each Video Window displays video from an individual camera. Video Windows can be re-sized, repositioned or closed. Title bar The title bar consists of menu, camera name and live or recorded status. Video display conditions Live video Recorded video Playback The lightning symbol in the lower...
  • Page 26: Adjust Pan, Tilt And Zoom

    Adjust Pan, Tilt and Zoom Viewing Live Video - Adjusting Pan, Tilt and Zoom This is done in one of three ways: Directly from within the Video Window Using the Camera Control Panel Selecting a Preset For a VB-C50FSi and VB-C50Fi, only zoom is available. If a fixed camera or an external camera such as VC-C50i is Note connected to VB-C50i, you cannot use pan, tilt, and zoom...
  • Page 27 Adjust Pan, Tilt and Zoom If you have camera control, you can only drag the window by clicking and holding the title bar. When you have control, the camera can be controlled either by clicking or moving the mouse while holding the left button down.
  • Page 28 Adjust Pan, Tilt and Zoom When using the VB-C300, you cannot use Night Mode in the following cases: Note When Day&Night is set to Auto on the Camera and Video Settings page When the Night Mode is set to Auto with a recording schedule Exposure Control Items (when the Exposure Mode is Auto) Set the Exposure Mode to Auto (VB- C300 only).
  • Page 29 Adjust Pan, Tilt and Zoom White Balance Control Items Select the White Balance mode from the drop-down menu. The following modes are available (VB-C300 only). Auto: Automatically adjusts the white balance. Fluorescent: Select this option when using the camera under neutral white or cool white fluorescent lighting.
  • Page 30 Adjust Pan, Tilt and Zoom When you have finished, select Release Camera Control from the active Video Window menu. Note Panorama image needs to be set on the Camera Server in advance. VB-C50FSi/VB-C50Fi cannot display panorama image. Exposure can be adjusted for VB-C300 only. White balance can be adjusted for VB-C300 only.
  • Page 31: Other Video Window Functions

    Other Video Window Functions Changing the size of a Video Window Apart from manually clicking on the corner and dragging out the Video Window to a new size, you can also select a set size from the Video Window menu. To change the display size of a Video Window via the menu: ●...
  • Page 32: Enabling Backlight Compensation

    Other Video Window Functions Enabling Backlight Compensation Backlight compensation is a camera feature used to compensate for camera views with strong backlighting, i.e., viewing a dark image against a strong backlight. It can be enabled from the Video Window menu. It is not to be confused with Shade Correction. To enable backlight compensation: ●...
  • Page 33: Other Menu Options

    Other Video Window Functions Other Menu Options Other functions available from the Video Window menu include: Click Night mode and select Disabled, Enabled, IR light off, or Enabled, IR light on from the sub- menu. Selecting Enabled, IR light on will remove the IR cut filter and turn the built-in IR light on.
  • Page 34: About Shade Correction

    Other Video Window Functions It is recommended to install the Admin Viewer and/or NC Viewer in advance. Note The camera server which is sending or receiving audio cannot interact with other viewer or Admin Viewers. Shade Correction cannot be applied to multiple Video Windows.
  • Page 35 Other Video Window Functions When ticked, silent intervals are detected while transmitting audio. For a silent interval, network load can be mitigated by reducing data to transmit. Tick this option to Tick this option to detect silent intervals manually adjust the with predefined detection sensitivity.
  • Page 37: If You Are Using The Viewer

    Chapter Using the Timeline and Viewing Events This chapter shows you how to use the Timeline for live and pre-recorded viewing as well as view and search events. If you are using the Viewer only, you can skip this chapter.
  • Page 38: Using The Timeline

    Using the Timeline Timeline Overview On the Viewing Screen, a timeline of past events associated with displayed cameras is shown in the Timeline Area (➝ P. 8) at the bottom of the Viewer as colored bars. Selecting a colored bar moves the Playhead to the event and the associated Video Window is switched to playback mode.
  • Page 39: Monitoring Live Video In Relation To The Timeline

    Using the Timeline Monitoring Live Video in relation to the Timeline When a Video Window is created from a camera thumbnail, video is seen live. The Playhead (shown below) will be in a “live” position. The “live” position represents the present time.
  • Page 40: Using The Timeline To Check, Play And Extract Video

    Using the Timeline Using the Timeline to check, play and extract video You can view pre-recorded video by moving the Playhead control in the Timeline or entering a timecode and jumping to it. Methods include: ● Use the Playback Controls You can control to play, rewind, fast forward or jump to previous and next events (➝...
  • Page 41 Using the Timeline ● Click and drag the time bar to move through the Timeline Move your mouse pointer over the time bar and it becomes a hand. Click and drag to the left or right to move back or forward in time. You can only scroll right to the current time, or “live”...
  • Page 42: Initiating A Manual Recording With Duration Of One Minute

    Using the Timeline Initiating a manual recording with duration of one minute A manual recording with duration of one minute can be initiated at the maximum frame rate. The manual recording is displayed on the Timeline and Live Events Log as “Manual recording (username)”.
  • Page 43: Daylight Savings Indicator

    Using the Timeline ● Zooming In and Out of the Timeline Click Zoom In to zoom into a time period in the Event Display Area. Click Zoom Out to zoom out a time period in the Event Display Area. ● Click event to select it When you click an event to select it, the associated...
  • Page 44: Extracting Video To Save To Another Location

    Using the Timeline Extracting video to save to another location A portion of video can be saved to another location if required. Files are automatically saved as QuickTime .mov format and can be viewed in a QuickTime player or any other player that supports .mov files.
  • Page 45: Viewing And Searching Events

    Viewer has been launched. Events are color coded according to priority. The Live Events Log opens automatically when you launch the Viewer, if left open in a previous session of VK-64/VK-16. To maximize, double-click title bar Click and drag scroll bar to view events.
  • Page 46: Displaying The Live Events Log List

    Viewing and Searching Events Displaying the Live Events Log List To display the Live Events Log List, if it is not displayed: ● Selecting Live Events from View Menu Select Live Events from the View menu bar. Live Events Log list opens. Once selected, the menu item will be ticked next time you display it.
  • Page 47: Searching Events

    Viewing and Searching Events Searching Events If you have multiple events, you can initiate a search for a particular event via the Event Search dialog. To launch the Event Search Dialog: ● Click Event Search On the Timeline, click Event Search. The Event Search dialog opens.
  • Page 48: Selecting Criteria For Searching

    Viewing and Searching Events Selecting Criteria for Searching When you initiate a search, certain criteria can be specified such as Priority, Location and Zone on the network, a date range when the event may have occurred and a time period. To initiate a search: ●...
  • Page 49: Viewing Found Events

    Viewing and Searching Events ● Step 4: Select a type of Event Select a type of Event from the drop-down list. ● Step 5: Select a State Select a State for the event, whether it was On or Off during the period.
  • Page 51: Index

    Index...
  • Page 52 Index Audio Panel ...........34 Searching Events ........47 Criteria for Searching ........48 Date and Time Range .......48 Event Search..........47 Camera Control Panel......27 View Event in Camera.......49 Exposure Mode .........28 Viewing found events ........49 Focus............29 Selecting a Preset Camera Angle.....30 Pan, Tilt and Zoom ........29 Shade Correction ........34 Cameras for Viewing ......18 Starting Viewing ........10...
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