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NETWORK CAMERA
User's Manual
Please read this User's Manual carefully before operation.
Be sure to read the "a Safe Use of Equipment" section before using
this equipment. Store this manual in a readily accessible location for
future reference.
VB-C50Fi
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ENGLISH

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    NETWORK CAMERA User’s Manual VB-C50Fi ´ Please read this User’s Manual carefully before operation. Be sure to read the “a Safe Use of Equipment” section before using this equipment. Store this manual in a readily accessible location for ENGLISH future reference.

  • Page 2: Introduction

    Thank you for purchasing the Canon Network Camera VB-C50Fi (referred to hereafter as the VB- C50Fi). This User’s Manual describes how to set up and use the VB-C50Fi. Read this manual carefully before using the VB-C50Fi to ensure effective operation. In particular make sure that you read the “a Safe Use of Equipment”...

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    ●When videos are taken of specific buildings, interiors and the like, we install the camera only after receiving approval from the administrator. Please note that the operator of the camera site and not Canon has full responsibility regarding the disclosure of live videos.

  • Page 4: Package Contents

    Package Contents The VB-C50Fi package contains the following items. If any of these items is missing, please contact the retailer from which you purchased the product. 1. VB-C50Fi main unit 2. AC adapter PA-V16 (NTSC model only) 3. AC cable (1 meter/3 ft.) 4.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Package Contents ..............iv How to Read This Manual............ix a Safe Use of Equipment............x Maintenance ......................xv Chapter 1 Before Using the VB-C50Fi Features of the VB-C50Fi ................1-2 Hardware and Software Requirements ............1-4 Viewer Software ....................... 1-4 VB Initial Setup Tool ....................

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    Contents Presetting Best Shot (Preset) ..............3-11 Setting Up the HTTP and Camera Servers (Server) ......... 3-14 Setting User Access Privileges (Access Control) ........3-17 Setting the Date and Time (Date and Time) ..........3-20 Setting Up Name Server Address and Mail etc. (Miscellaneous) ... 3-22 Setting Up the Administration Tools (Administration Tools) ....

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    Contents Enabling/Disabling View Restrictions ..............4-62 Operating a Camera ....................4-63 Camera-Specific Functions ..................4-65 Shade Correction ....................4-66 Chapter 5 Creating Web Pages for Video Distribution Web Pages for Video Distribution ............... 5-2 Viewer Overview ................... 5-4 Viewer for Java ......................5-4 Viewer for PC ......................

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    Setting Download Capacity ..................6-30 Chapter 7 Appendix Troubleshooting .................... 7-2 Log Messages ....................7-4 The VB-C50Fi Log Messages .................. 7-4 The VBCollector Log Messages ................7-9 Specifications ..................... 7-15 External Device I/O Terminals ................7-16 System Configuration ................7-17 Example of Basic System Configuration –...

  • Page 9: How To Read This Manual

    How to Read This Manual For information about For information about setting using the Viewer up the VB-C50Fi Read this manual This manual describes carefully before how to use the Viewer using the VB-C50Fi. for Java and the Viewer for PC.

  • Page 10: Safe Use Of Equipment

    BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The serial number of this equipment may be found on the bottom of the VB-C50Fi. No others have the same serial number as yours. You should record the number and other vital information here and retain this book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.

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    If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516) 328-5600 Canadian Radio Interference Regulations This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

  • Page 12: A Important Safety Instructions

    “equipment” refers to the Canon Network equipment and cart combination to overturn. Camera VB-C50Fi and all its accessories. 9. Power Sources - The PA-V16 AC adapter 1. Read Instructions - All the safety and...

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    Canon or that have the same be fatal. characteristics as the original part. 15. Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets and...

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    22. When any of the following occurs, immediately switch OFF the equipment, unplug it from the main power supply and contact your nearest Canon supplier. Do not continue to use the equipment as this can cause a fire or electric shock.

  • Page 15: Maintenance

    a Safe Use of Equipment Maintenance Cleaning the Equipment 1. Unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet. 2. Carefully wipe the equipment with a soft cloth that has been moistened with water or a mild detergent. a WARNING: Do not use flammable solvents such as alcohol, benzene or thinners. The use of such substances can cause a fire or electric shock.

  • Page 17: Chapter 1 Before Using The Vb-c50fi

    Chapter Before Using the VB-C50Fi This chapter describes the features of the VB-C50Fi, the hardware and software requirements, and the name and functions of the system components.

  • Page 18: Features Of The Vb-c50fi

    Features of the VB-C50Fi The VB-C50Fi is a system that distributes live videos via the Internet or an Intranet. It can be used in a wide range of applications, such as distributing live videos from a Web site or monitoring. The system is configured for the VB-C50Fi and viewer software.

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    By accessing a Settings page provided on the Web, you can use the Web browser on your PC to set up and manage the VB-C50Fi from a remote location without ever visiting the place where the VB-C50Fi is actually installed.

  • Page 20: Hardware And Software Requirements

    For the latest information (firmware, software, manual, etc.), please refer to our WebView Product web page:http://www.canon.com/webview Viewer Software (→ d Viewer Software User’s Manual) The viewer software that is supplied with the VB-C50Fi lets you view the video captured by the VB-C50Fi and control the camera. Viewer for Java Ver. 3.6...

  • Page 21: Vb Initial Setup Tool

    Hardware and Software Requirements VBCollector Ver. 2.1 (→ P.6-9) This tool is for collecting and viewing still pictures recorded by the VB-C50Fi on a PC. Operating System Windows 2000 (SP4)/Windows XP (SP1a or SP2) Web Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1 or SP2), Netscape 7.1 or 7.2...

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    If you finish setting the VB Initial Setup Tool (initial settings) or wish to stop the Automatic Download by Notification function using VBCollector, we recommend you to restore your Windows firewall settings on your PC. 1. Launch the Windows Firewall dialog box and then select the “Exception” tab (Refer to 1, 2 and 3 processes of the “VBCollector”...

  • Page 23: Multipoint Recording Software For Monitoring Use (sold Separately)

    Hardware and Software Requirements Multipoint Recording Software for Monitoring Use (Sold separately) Videos distributed from the VB-C50Fi can be recorded, and recorded video can be displayed with the software. Network Video Recorder VK-64/VK-16 v1.1 (Viewer System Requirements) Minimum Recommended Pentium III, 700 MHz or greater Pentium 4 2.2 GHz or greater...

  • Page 24: System Components And Their Operation

    System Components and Their Operation Front Screw hole for arm mounting LAN status LED The LED blinks during communication. 100Base-TX ......Green 10Base-T ....... Orange * You can set the LED to always light up even during communication. In this case, you can select from a green, orange or red light color.

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    System Components and Their Operation Rear On the rear of the VB-C50Fi there are the MAC address required for network settings, a Reset switch that returns the factory default settings and the serial number. MAC address The MAC address is required...

  • Page 26: Multi-terminal Module (vb-ex50) (sold Separately)

    (VB-EX50) Ethernet ● The door open-close sensor responds when the door is opened and with the VB-C50Fi installed on the ceiling, you can photograph an image and monitor the scene every second for 3 seconds before the door opens and for 7 seconds after the door is opened (→ P.6-2).

  • Page 27: Chapter 2 Setting Up

    Chapter Setting Up This chapter explains how to set up the VB-C50Fi, run initial checks, and confirm that the camera’s images are displayed correctly.

  • Page 28: Setup Workflow

    Set up the device. Make sure the device is set up properly (→ P.2-4). Connect the camera to the network VB-C50Fi Connect the camera and your PC via the hub (→ P.2-6). LAN cable Perform initial settings for the camera...

  • Page 29: Install The Software

    Setup Workflow Install the software Install the required software in advance for operating the camera (→ P.2-11). Check operation of the camera Access the device with your PC, then display to check the image from the top page of the camera server (→ P.2-10).

  • Page 30: Set Up The Camera

    ● When installing the VB-C50Fi on the ceiling or a wall, contact your Canon dealer. ● When installing the VB-C50Fi on the ceiling or a wall, check that it is strong enough to bear the weight of the VB-C50Fi including the mounting arm. Installation in a weak location could result in the VB-C50Fi falling and causing serious injury.

  • Page 31: Using The Wide Converter

    Note ● Be sure to install the VB-C50Fi firmly because the weight of the camera increases when the optional Wide Converter WL-37 is attached. ● If you use the optional Wide Converter WL-37, set the zoom lens to the wide-angle end.

  • Page 32: Connect The Camera To The Network

    LAN cable Turning the Power ON and OFF The VB-C50Fi itself does not have a power switch. You can switch the VB-C50Fi on by plugging the AC adapter into a wall outlet. The LED flashes when the VB-C50Fi is communicating. When the power supply is turned ON, the LED momentarily flashes.

  • Page 33: Perform Initial Settings For The Camera

    Do not turn on the camera at this stage. Note 2. Insert the CD-ROM provided into your PC and from Explorer etc. double-click “VBSetup.exe” to start the VB Initial Setup Tool. Turn on the VB-C50Fi. Ver. 1.0 J/E D70-0066-01 Supplied CD-ROM ○...

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    ● The password for the VB-C50Fi is “VB-C50i”. ● The MAC address for this unit is shown on the rear of the VB-C50Fi (→ P.1-9). ● The IP address 192.168.100.1 is used as the factory default setting. Please set an...

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    ● Please consult with your network administrator for the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway address settings. ● If 20 minutes or more passes after the VB-C50Fi is turned on, the VB-C50Fi stops sending requests for IP addresses allocation and they cannot be detected using this tool.

  • Page 36: Check Operation Of The Camera

    4. Check Operation of the Camera When you have completed the initial setup, check that the VB-C50Fi works normally. Use the sample page to simplify checking. 1. Select the MAC address you want to check operation of and then click the “Open Test Page”.

  • Page 37: Install The Software

    5. Install the Software You must install software to display images from the camera and to manage the camera. There are 3 types of software you can install. • VB Administration Tools: Software for managing the camera (→ P.4-2). • Viewer for PC: Software for displaying images from the camera (→ P.2-12). •...

  • Page 38: Viewer Software Overview

    Viewer Software Overview By using the Viewer software, you can view images sent from the VB-C50Fi on a PC, as well as control the camera. Below is an outline of the Viewer software. For details, please refer to “Viewer Overview” (→ P.5-4) or to the Viewer Software User’s Manual (Viewer-E.pdf) on the CD-ROM.

  • Page 39: Chapter 3 Basic Settings

    Chapter Basic Settings This chapter describes the basic settings for the VB-C50Fi such as network connection, camera control, date and time setting and mail. Be sure to perform these settings after setting up. * The VB Administration Tools (→ P.4-2) described in Chapter 4 provide a convenient way to set view restrictions as well as presets.

  • Page 40: What Can I Do On Each Of The Settings Pages

    Proceed to each of the settings pages from the Settings Title Page where you can perform various settings for the VB-C50Fi. The settings you can perform on each of the pages are shown below. For more details, see the reference pages.

  • Page 41: Accessing The Settings Title Page

    Accessing the Settings Title Page The various settings on the VB-C50Fi are specified by using a browser to access Web pages on the VB-C50Fi. To begin with, access the Settings Title Page. This manual uses the IP address 192.168.100.1 (the factory default setting) below as an example to describe the detail settings.

  • Page 42: Settings Title Page

    Make changes on any of the pages, click the “OK” button and return to the Settings Title Page. At this stage, however, changes to the settings have not yet been sent to the VB-C50Fi. Click the “Save Setting” button and the changes are confirmed and sent to the VB-C50Fi.

  • Page 43: Setting Up The Administrator Password And Ethernet Etc

    Setting Up the Administrator Password and Ethernet etc. (System and Network) You can perform the following settings with System and Network. ●Root Account: For setting up passwords. ●Ethernet: For setting up IP addresses and other settings necessary for connection to the network. ●Connection Keeping: For setting up the function whereby packets are periodically transmitted and there is automatic dial-up by the router so that the connection with the network is not broken.

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    If errors are found in any of these items, you may be completely unable to access the VB-C50Fi via Ethernet and it may only be possible to recover the problem by using the Initial Setup Tool (→ P.2-7) to correct the error.

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    Setting Up the Administrator Password and Ethernet etc. (System and Network) Connection Keeping 1 “Send packet regularly” Check to enable this function. 2 “Target IP Address” Specify where the packet should be sent. 3 “Interval (min.)” Specify the interval at which a packet should be sent from 1 to 60 (min.).

  • Page 46: Setting Camera Control, Image Size And Quality (camera And Video)

    Select an image size for “Video Transmission”, “Motion Detection” and “Picture Recording”. For “Motion Detection”, select either “Medium Size” or “Small Size” as the image size. *Please refer to P.1-9 to confirm whether your VB-C50Fi is PAL model or NTSC model. Large Size: 640 × 480 (NTSC), 768 × 576 (PAL) Medium Size: 320 ×...

  • Page 47: Camera Control

    Setting Camera Control, Image Size and Quality (Camera and Video) 3 “Interlace Mode” Select either “Weave (Interlace)” (for subjects which move a little) or “Bob (Non-Interlace)” (for subjects which move a lot), according to the range of the movement. You can obtain high-resolution video if you set “Video Capture Size” to “Large Size”. However if the subjects move quickly and sharply, you may encounter comb-shaped blurs in the video.

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    Setting Camera Control, Image Size and Quality (Camera and Video) ● Subjects Not Suitable for Auto Focus The camera may have difficulty focusing automatically on subjects shown below. Note • Highly reflective subjects such as glasses or light-reflecting goods • Insubstantial subjects such as flames or smoke •...

  • Page 49: Presetting Best Shot (preset)

    Presetting Best Shot (Preset) You can perform the following settings with Preset. ● Common Settings: For setting the tour schedule of present position. ● Preset 1-10: You can register up to 10 specified zoom magnifications as preset positions. When you have made changes to the settings, click the “OK” button to return to the Settings Title Page.

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    Presetting Best Shot (Preset) 1 “Restrict Camera Control to Presets” Camera control by using the Viewer for PC and the Viewer for Java can be restricted to the preset zoom positions specified in Preset 1-10. “Auto Preset Tour” Select a Preset Tour setting from the following options. “Not used”...

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    Presetting Best Shot (Preset) Preset 1-10 1 “Application” Use these options to specify whether this preset can be used only for picture recording or is also made available in the viewers. If it is also provided in the viewers, always specify the preset name.

  • Page 52: Setting Up The Http And Camera Servers (server)

    Set the length of time for each client can connect to the VB-C50Fi, in units of seconds. 3 “Restrict Service Time” Select to set the length of time for which a user can connect to the VB-C50Fi by entering the start time and end time.

  • Page 53: Http Server

    2 “Global Address for Web Pages” If a private address has been set in the VB-C50Fi and you want to use the router’s NAT functions to have a fixed global address for the VB-C50Fi (→ P.5-26), enter a global address here, and this will let you view sample pages (→...

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    Sets the maximum number of frames captured per second. The maximum frame rate is 30.0 fps (NTSC)/25.0 fps (PAL) and enter a number between 0.1 and 30.0 (NTSC)/25.0 (PAL). *Please refer to P.1-9 to confirm whether your VB-C50Fi is PAL model or NTSC model. 4 “Maximum Transmission Rate (Mbps)”...

  • Page 55: Setting User Access Privileges (access Control)

    Authorized User Account 1 “User List” Only users registered in this list are permitted to connect to the VB-C50Fi. You can register a maximum of 50 users in addition to the user name (root) set as the factory default setting.

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    Setting User Access Privileges (Access Control) Authorized/Restricted Host Specification 1 “Host List” In this Host List, you can in detail whether of how access from the hosts is permitted or denied. See the next page for the description format. 2 “Apply this list to HTTP server” When this is selected, the Host List is applied to the host that can access the HTTP server.

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    Setting User Access Privileges (Access Control) The Host Restriction function applies to hosts running client applications such as viewer. Access restrictions are imposed using a list made up of one or more entries written using the format described below. Listing Format [!] addr [-addr2] ●...

  • Page 58: Setting The Date And Time (date And Time)

    You can perform the following settings with Date and Time. ● Current Camera Time: Displays the time set up for the camera. ● New Camera Time: For setting up the time on the VB-C50Fi. ● Time Zone: Select the appropriate time zone from the list.

  • Page 59: Time Zone

    New Camera Time 1 “Synchronize with computer time” Sets to the date and time of the PC currently accessing the VB-C50Fi via a Web browser. 2 “Set manually” Select this item when the date and time are to be manually entered. In the Date field, enter the year, month and day in yyyy-mm-dd format;...

  • Page 60: Setting Up Name Server Address And Mail Etc. (miscellaneous)

    Select and enter the host name you want to register. You can register a host name in “Name Server Address 1-2”. If you are operating the VB-C50Fi with “Auto Setting (DHCP)” (→ P.3-6), it is useful to register the “Register Host Name” setting. Settings are required before being able to register in the DNS server.

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    Setting Up Name Server Address and Mail etc. (Miscellaneous) Mail 1 “Mail Server Host” Specifies the SMTP server. 2 “Sender’s (From) Mail Address” Specifies the mail sender. 3 “Recipient (To) Mail Address” Specifies the mail recipient. 4 “POP before SMTP” Set up if the mail host server requires POP user authentication.

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    Setting Up Name Server Address and Mail etc. (Miscellaneous) External Device Names 1 “External Input Device 1-2” “Device Name” To distinguish between the different external devices connected to the Multi-Terminal Module, be sure to enter a device name. Enter a device name consisting of up to 15 alphanumeric characters.

  • Page 63: Setting Up The Administration Tools (administration Tools)

    The On-board File System displays the used space, free space and capacity (used space + free space) of VB-C50Fi’s memory in bytes. ● Since the work area for the VB-C50Fi is included in the free space on the on-board file system, files may not be created when the free space becomes approximately 100KB (→...

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    Setting Up the Administration Tools (Administration Tools) Miscellaneous 1 “View Log Events” Click the “View” button to see the historical log files of the VB-C50Fi’s operation, such as connection with viewers, etc. 2 “View Current Settings” Displays a list of current settings.

  • Page 65: Chapter 4 Vb Administration Tools

    Chapter VB Administration Tools Chapter 4 describes practical ways of operating the VB- C50Fi using the VB Administration Tools to set view restrictions, set presets and schedules, view logs and use the Admin Viewer. Review the necessary basic settings in Chapter 3 before proceeding to Chapter 4.

  • Page 66: Overview Of Vb Administration Tools

    Setting Tool”, “Schedule Setting Tool”, “Log Viewer” and “Admin Viewer” applications. Operations such as setting the VB-C50Fi or viewing pictures from a remote location with special privileges, checking operating status or obtaining logs are easily performed through the Internet or Intranet.

  • Page 67: Vbadmin Startup Panel

    Install VB Administration Tools first from the supplied CD-ROM. Panorama Creation Tool * Not available with the VB-C50Fi. View Restriction Tool (→ P.4-7) This tool enables easier, more visual setting of view restrictions. Restrictions can be set by operating the mouse.

  • Page 68: Log Viewer

    This tool enables viewing of operation status logs that are output to the VB-C50Fi. Admin Viewer (→ P.4-59) This viewer is aimed at administrators of the VB-C50Fi. It has special privilege functions not available in the Viewer for PC or Viewer for Java, such as exclusive rights of camera control, operation of external devices and motion detection.

  • Page 69: Starting Up Vb Administration Tools

    Enter the administrator password that has been set in the VB-C50Fi. (The default setting is “VB-C50i”) r HTTP Port (→ P.3-15) Enter the HTTP port number that has been set in the VB-C50Fi. (The default setting is 80.) t URL for settings Enter “admin” as the administrator URL. (This cannot be changed.) y Proxy *Please consult with the network administrator for proxy settings.

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    Log Viewer and Admin Viewer can be started up at the same time. ● If the connection to the VB-C50Fi is made through a proxy server, the Log Viewer and Admin Viewer cannot be used. ● If you have connected to network camera servers excluding the VB-C50Fi, some parts of the display of the VB Administration Tools start panel are different from the above example.

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    View Restriction Tool The View Restriction Setting Tool is a tool that allows you to set the zoom range easily with the mouse. The View Restriction Tool lets you easily set view restrictions in cases where you want to set restrictions on zoom when videos are distributed live or in other such instances.

  • Page 72: View Restriction Tool

    Loads the view restriction settings set in the VB-C50Fi. w “Save Settings” button The View Restriction setting value set and applied with this tool is saved to the VB-C50Fi. After setting the view restrictions, be sure to click the “Save Settings” button to save the settings to the VB-C50Fi.

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    “Apply” button Applies the current view restriction settings to the VB-C50Fi. At this stage, the edited settings are not yet saved to the VB-C50Fi. Be sure to click the “Save Setting” button to save the settings to the VB-C50Fi.

  • Page 74: Setting View Restrictions

    View Restriction Tool Setting View Restrictions You can set up a view restriction by either entering a value in the view restriction setting input box or by using the following 2 methods. Select the way which suits your environment or according to your preference.

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    At this point, you can also enter and set values in the View Restriction Value Input boxes. 5. Click the “Apply” button. Check the Status List to be sure the values were sent correctly. Then when the “Save Settings” button is clicked, the values will be saved to the VB-C50Fi. 4-11...

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    View Restriction Tool After the view restrictions have been set, please check to be sure the viewer is correctly reflecting the view restrictions. When checking from the Admin Viewer, choose “View Note Restriction” - “ON” from the “Privilege” menu bar (→ P.4-62). ●...

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    Preset Setting Tool The Preset Setting Tool enables you more visually and easily to set Presets and home position. Presets are set by operating the mouse. You can also enter settings for a Preset Tour with which you can tour and monitor two or more Presets within a specified start and end time. After setting presets, set the preset tour.

  • Page 78: Preset Setting Tool

    Be sure to save Preset and Preset Tour settings with the “Save Settings” button. e “Stop Communication” button This button can be clicked during communication with the VB-C50Fi to cut the connection. r Panorama Preview A yellow Preset Preview frame is displayed in which the Preset settings are redisplayed. You can, by dragging the mouse, change the shape of the frame which will then be reflected in the Preset settings.

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    Settings for current Presets and Tour Schedules are applied to the VB-C50Fi, and you can proceed to the next Preset setting. At this stage, the edited settings are not yet saved to the VB-C50Fi. Be sure to click the Save Settings button to save the settings to the VB-C50Fi. !2 “Preview” button The settings for camera parameters are reflected in the Preset Preview frame.

  • Page 80: Setting Presets

    You can also enter and set values in the camera parameters. 3. Click the “Apply” button. Check the Status List to be sure the values were applied correctly. Then when the “Save Settings” button is clicked, the values will be saved to the VB-C50Fi. 4-16...

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    At this point, you can also enter and set values in the camera parameters. 5. Click the “Apply” button. Check the Status List to be sure the values were applied correctly. Then when the Save Settings button is clicked, the values will be saved to the VB-C50Fi. 4-17...

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    Preset Setting Tool ● You can set a maximum of 10 presets. ● Changes in the preset settings are not reflected to the viewer while it is connected. ● After the presets have been set, please check to be sure the viewer is correctly reflecting the presets.

  • Page 83: Preset Tour

    “Restrict preset tour time” Click to set the start time and end time of the Preset Tour. i Speed (PT) * Not available with the VB-C50Fi. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Continued on the following page. a...

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    Preset Setting Tool o Speed (Z) Sets the speed at which the camera moves when zooming, within a range of 1-8. By moving the slide bar from left to right, the numeric value becomes larger and the speed increases. !0 Pause (sec) Sets the time for which the camera pauses in the preset position, within a range of 0-120 seconds in units of five seconds.

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    Preset Setting Tool Setting Preset Tour ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Setting up 1. Select an option from Auto Preset Tour. Select either “For Viewers” or “Always”. 2. Select the preset number you want to add to the Tour Schedule from the Preset setting area and click the “Add”...

  • Page 86

    2. Enter settings for the Services (→ P.4-34). ● Timer: Performs picture recording at the times specified and records them in the VB-C50Fi (→ P.4-35). ● Motion Detection: Where there is a variation in part of a picture caused by the movement of an object, the VB-C50Fi performs picture recording (→...

  • Page 87: Schedule Setting Tool

    Loads the schedule settings currently set in the VB-C50Fi. w “Save Settings” button Saves the schedule setting edited using the Schedule Setting Tool to the VB-C50Fi. After setting the schedule function, be sure to click the “Save Settings” button to save the settings.

  • Page 88: Normal Schedule

    Schedule Setting Tool Normal Schedule With Normal Schedule, you can set up a schedule of one week from Sunday to Saturday. For example, during the weekend when there is nobody in the office from 6:00pm on Friday to 9:00am on Monday, the Motion Detection service will operate each week during the period of time you have specified and automatically monitor the office.

  • Page 89

    Schedule Setting Tool Setting Up a Normal Schedule ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Make Settings... 1. With the Normal Schedule displayed, select an optional schedule number. The schedule track for the number you have selected is displayed in the weekly calendar. At this stage, the correct start and end time and services are not set up in the schedule track.

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    Schedule Setting Tool ● On Weekly setting, if you specify the same time and the same day in start and end time, end time will be the same time in the following week, and the schedule is applied to all time periods. ●...

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    Schedule Setting Tool 6. When you have completed setting the sub- schedule tracks, click “OK” button. If you want to set two or more schedule tracks, select another number in the schedule selection checkbox, and make settings in the same way. ●...

  • Page 92: Special Schedule

    Schedule Setting Tool Special Schedule With Special Schedule, you can set up a schedule on one specific day of the week. For example, on a public holiday when there is nobody in the office, set up a service to automatically monitor the office.

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    Schedule Setting Tool Setting Up a Special Schedule ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Make Settings... 1. With the Special Schedule displayed, select from the Special Day selection box the Special Day you want to register in the Schedule. Click the date on which you want to register a Schedule and the Special Day you have selected is registered.

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    Schedule Setting Tool 3. Double-click the sub-schedule track. The Special Schedule Settings dialog box appears. Enter settings for the schedule. 4. Enter the name of the Special Day Schedule. You can enter a maximum of 15 characters for the Special Day Schedule. The schedule name you enter here is the name for the Special Day schedule (A–D), which is different from the Sub-schedule name.

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    Schedule Setting Tool 6. Display the Service tab and enter settings for the services. For more information about the services you can set, please see page 4-31. ● The Service Setting screen can also be displayed by clicking a button on the toolbar for each service.

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    Schedule Setting Tool ● An icon for the service you have set up appears in the schedule track in the calendar. However, where the schedule track is short, it may be that not all of icons are displayed. The icons displayed for each service are as follows: “Timer”...

  • Page 97: Resetting Schedule Settings

    Schedule Setting Tool Resetting Schedule Settings Resets schedules you have set. 1. In the Normal or Special Schedule Setting screen, select “Initialize normal (special) schedules” from Edit in the menu bar. If you want to reset normal and special schedules at the same time, select "Initialize all schedules and service settings"...

  • Page 98: Setting Up Service

    Schedule Setting Tool Setting Up Service Set up the services to be performed in the schedules. “Service tab” in the Schedule Setting screen To open the settings screen for each service, in the “Service” tab in the Schedule Setting screen, select the service you want to set up, select a setting number and click “Detail”.

  • Page 99: Timer Setting Tool

    Select the setting number you want to use. t Capture still images Check to capture images at the set repetitive intervals and record to the VB-C50Fi. y Camera Preset Select a zoom position while recording picture. Select from “Does not specify” or from preset names already set.

  • Page 100

    You can only enter a tick if a preset is specified in “Camera Preset” and “Repetition Interval” is set to more than 30 seconds. !0 Audio playback * Not available with the VB-C50Fi. !1 Sound Clip and Volume * Not available with the VB-C50Fi.

  • Page 101: Motion Detection Setting Tool

    Therefore, we recommend that you not use these functions for monitoring or other purposes if consistently high levels of reliability are required. Canon accepts no liability whatsoever for faults resulting from the use of the Motion Detection Function.

  • Page 102

    For setting output of data to an external device (→ P.4-44). • Audio/Tracking tab * Not available with the VB-C50Fi. !1 Display motion detection status of the server Check to display the results of motion detection by the server. You can check whether or not the settings are activated in the device (→...

  • Page 103

    Schedule Setting Tool Flow of Motion Detection Settings A summary of the procedures for motion detection is given below. Please refer to each reference page for information about detailed setting content. 1. Open the Motion Detection Tool. The Motion Detection Tool Setting screen appears (→ P.4-37“Motion Detection Setting Tool Display Screen”).

  • Page 104

    Check to set the frame rate for camera shooting. Enter a value within a range of 0.5-30.0 fps (NTSC)/25.0 fps (PAL). * Please refer to P.1-9 to confirm whether your VB-C50Fi is PAL model or NTSC model. w “Enable preset selection”...

  • Page 105

    The “Auto” button sets sensitivity automatically. For several seconds after clicking the “Auto” button, the VB-C50Fi assumes that there is no motion in the image in the motion detection area and, based on this information, sets the camera at optimum sensitivity. Set when there is no motion.

  • Page 106

    Schedule Setting Tool y Area Ratio When the proportion of the area in which the device has detected motion (displayed in a red or yellow rectangle) has exceeded the specified value for the area of the selected detection area frame (blue frame), the device detects motion and performs the specified picture recording etc.

  • Page 107

    Schedule Setting Tool 5. Enter the settings for Recording when the device detects motion (Recording tab). Enter the settings for picture recording time and recording interval when the device detects motion (ON event) or when the device no longer detects motion (OFF event).

  • Page 108

    When there is output to an external device, and it is necessary to continue with output ON after input is OFF, sets the time, within a range of 0-20 seconds. The Audio/Tracking tab cannot be used with the VB-C50Fi. 4-44...

  • Page 109

    (→ P.3-8) is poor. ● When the VB-C50Fi Motion Detection Function is enabled, the processing load on the VB-C50Fi is high. Consequently, the video distribution frame rate may be slower than when the function is disabled.

  • Page 110

    When the situation where the motion has exceeded the area ratio continues for longer than the time set in “Duration”, the VB-C50Fi detects motion and a peak block appears. When there is motion detection and the peak block has appeared, only Duration will maintain motion detection status, even if less than the specified Area Ratio.

  • Page 111

    Schedule Setting Tool Setting the motion detection level while checking recorded images To set the level of motion detection at motion detection is activated, it is useful to make adjustments to settings while checking actual actions in the Viewer. Because with the device you can set the level of motion detection by checking in Video Mode the pictures recorded in Live Mode (→...

  • Page 112: Night Mode Setting Tool

    After setting the Night Mode function, be sure to click the “Save Settings” button to save the settings. e “Stop Communication” button This button can be clicked during communication with the VB-C50Fi to cut the connection. r Setting number selection box Select the number of the setting you want to use.

  • Page 113

    Schedule Setting Tool Setting Up Night Mode ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Make Settings... 1. With the Schedule Setting Tool, open the Night Mode Setting Tool. In the Service tab of the Schedule Setting screen for a Normal or Special Schedule, check Night Mode, select a setting number and click the “Detail”...

  • Page 114: External Device Input Setting Tool

    After setting the External Device Input function, be sure to click the “Save Settings” button to save the settings. e “Stop Communication” button This button can be clicked during communication with the VB-C50Fi to cut the connection. r Input Name Settings Select an External Device Input 1 or 2 and enter an External Device Input Name.

  • Page 115

    !1 E-mail notification on recording Check to send an e-mail of the recorded picture. !2 Sound Clip and Volume * Not available with the VB-C50Fi. !3 Playback at ON event * Not available with the VB-C50Fi. !4 Playback at OFF event * Not available with the VB-C50Fi.

  • Page 116: External Device Output Setting Tool

    After setting the External Device Output function, be sure to click the “Save Settings” button to save the settings. e “Stop Communication” button This button can be clicked during communication with the VB-C50Fi to cut the connection. r Output Name Settings Select an External Device Output 1-3 and enter an External Device Output Name.

  • Page 117

    Schedule Setting Tool Setting Up External Device Output ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Make Settings... 1. With the Schedule Setting Tool, open the External Device Output Setting Tool. In the Service tab of the Schedule Setting screen for a Normal or Special Schedule, check Output1-3 in External Device Output, select a setting number and click the “Detail”...

  • Page 118

    Schedule Setting Tool Relationship between ON and OFF events and picture recording Picture Recording A Below are methods (A-D) for picture recording with motion detection and external device input based on the timing of ON and OFF events. A: Pre-event recording for an ON event B: Post-event recording for an ON event (for 0-10 seconds at intervals of 0.1-1.0 seconds) (for 0-10 seconds at intervals of 0.1-1.0 seconds)

  • Page 119

    * With the exception of %t, %q and %%, you cannot use the same parameter multiple times on the same line. (The parameter including '%' is ignored from the second instance onwards.) * “Pan position” and “Tilt position” are not available with the VB-C50Fi. 4-55...

  • Page 120: Log Viewer

    Log Viewer The Log Viewer is a tool for downloading log files, and viewing and managing the operating status of the device. The Log Viewer provides monitoring of illegal access and a way of dealing with errors etc. The Log Viewer is only for viewing logs. You cannot delete logs or download logs in file formats such as CSV with the Log Viewer.

  • Page 121: Viewing The Log

    Log Viewer Viewing the Log The following content is displayed in the log. ● Code The log displays error codes. For error codes, refer to Log Messages (→ P.7-4). Error codes are displayed with one of 4 types of icons according to level. Information level Error level Warning level...

  • Page 122

    Logs generated before the specified date and time can be displayed by selecting this item and entering a date and time. ● There is no log message related to the driver in the VB-C50Fi. ● “Application” and “System” correspond to the log messages list (→ P.7-4).

  • Page 123

    Admin Viewer Admin Viewer is a viewer which has functions for managing the VB-C50Fi. It has special privilege functions that the Viewer for PC and Viewer for Java do not have, such as exclusive access to camera control functions, and external device and motion detection operation. This viewer is used when setting view restrictions and presets.

  • Page 124: Admin Viewer

    When the Admin Livescope window appears, click the File then the Connect. The “Camera server address setting” dialog box appears. Enter the following items: ● Host Name (The IP address set on the VB-C50Fi, → P.3-6) ● User Name (root) ●...

  • Page 125

    Admin Viewer A message appears in the event a change occurs in the external device input status or when motion is detected. If the Admin Viewer window is minimized or in full-screen mode, the notification message for external device input appears after the normal display is restored. Also, Note this message is not displayed when the External Device Input &...

  • Page 126: Enabling/disabling View Restrictions

    Admin Viewer Operating External Device Output The ON/OFF status of external device output can be changed. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Set External Device Input... 1. Click the “Start Control” button to get camera control privileges, then choose External Device Output from the Privilege menu.

  • Page 127: Operating A Camera

    Lets you zoom in or zoom out. Zoom occurs when the button is held down and stops when it is released. When you set the “Focus Mode” to the “Fixed at Infinity”, the VB-C50Fi zooms in and zooms back to adjust the focus automatically.

  • Page 128

    Camera Control tab. Check to be sure the “Use the arrow buttons to control the camera when connected to a VB-C50Fi or newer model” check box is selected, then click “OK”. 3. If the message “Try new property settings. OK?” appears, click “OK”, and click the “Start Control”...

  • Page 129: Camera-specific Functions

    Admin Viewer Camera-Specific Functions You can set up camera-specific features such as settings for exposure, digital zoom and night mode. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ How to operate and set up 1. Click the “Camera-specific features” button on the toolbar. 2.

  • Page 130: Shade Correction

    Admin Viewer Shade Correction If the background of an image is bright, making the subject difficult to see, you can adjust the contrast of the darker areas to make it easier to see. Unlike backlight compensation, the shade correction feature allows image processing without adversely affecting the existing lighter regions. ○...

  • Page 131: Chapter 5 Creating Web Pages For Video Distribution

    Chapter Creating Web Pages for Video Distribution This chapter describes how to use the VB-C50Fi to webcast information. Picture data can be distributed in various ways, including displaying video or still pictures and displaying multiple images on a Web page.

  • Page 132: Web Pages For Video Distribution

    If you select a link requesting video in step 1, a file that includes the IP address information for the VB-C50Fi is sent from the Web server in step 2. If you are using the Viewer for Java, the applet is downloaded to the viewer PC from the VB-C50Fi in response to the request in step 3 and the video is distributed.

  • Page 133

    Web Pages for Video Distribution The VB-C50Fi includes a built-in Web server. If the content of the Web pages used for distributing videos is stored onto the flash memory in the VB-C50Fi, the VB- Note C50Fi can be used by itself for distributing Web pages and videos over the Web.

  • Page 134: Viewer Overview

    WebView-HTTP transfer protocol, data can pass through firewalls with no need for special settings. LiveApplet Glimpse Video display Video display function function Camera control function * To use the Viewer for Java, you need to install Java VM beforehand. See the web site for more details. WebView Product web site http://www.canon.com/webview...

  • Page 135: Viewer For Pc

    Viewer Overview Viewer for PC The Viewer for PC provides video display and camera control functions. In addition to WebView- HTTP, the VB-C50Fi also supports Canon’s WebView-TCP transfer protocol. Video display function Camera control function * You need to install the Viewer for PC from the “VBToolsInstall.exe”...

  • Page 136: Viewing Sample Pages

    1. Launch your Web browser and enter the following URL: http://192.168.100.1/sample/ * The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C50Fi (→ P.3- 2. The following pages appear. Click the sample pages you wish to view.

  • Page 137: Using The Viewer For Java To Distribute Videos

    Enter the attributes of the applet between the <applet> and </applet> tags. Enter the Applet parameters using the <param> tag. * The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C50Fi (→ P.3-6).

  • Page 138: Saving Web Page Data

    Using the Viewer for Java to Distribute Videos Saving Web Page Data The VB-C50Fi is equipped with a Flash memory where Web page data can be saved. Data is saved by transferring the data files using FTP. The data is placed as a file under /usr/html/local.

  • Page 139: Example Of Using The Viewer For Java To Create A Web Page

    VB-C50Fi. Since <_I_P_A_D_D_R_> or <_W_E_B_S_E_R_V_E_R_> is replaced with the actual address when the VB-C50Fi is accessed, the Web page does not need to be changed even when the VB-C50Fi’s IP address is changed. NAT can also be supported...

  • Page 140

    Using the Viewer for Java to Distribute Videos 1 sample.htm <html> <head> <title>SampleSite LiveApplet</title> </head> <frameset rows="70,*"> <frame src="header.htm"> <frame src="lvappl.htm"> </frameset> </html> 2 header.htm <html> <head> <title>LiveApplet comment</title> </head> <body> <center><h1>LiveApplet</h1></center> </body> </html> 3 lvappl.htm <html> <head> <title>LiveApplet</title> </head> <body>...

  • Page 141

    Using the Viewer for Java to Distribute Videos Using Glimpse and LiveApplet Together This section describes how to create a Web page that allows clients to use Glimpse to download quickly and view live video at a low frame rate, and then use LiveApplet to view video at a high frame rate and control the camera when they find videos they are particularly interested in.

  • Page 142

    Using the Viewer for Java to Distribute Videos 1 glimps.htm <html> <head> <script language="JavaScript"> <!-- function clicked(btn) { url = btn.name window.open(url,"LiveApplet","width=490,height=400") // --> </script> <title>Glimpse</title> </head> <body> <table> <form name="form"> <tr><td><center> <applet codebase="http://<_W_E_B_S_E_R_V_E_R_>/-wvdoc-01-/Glimpse/" code="Glimpse.class" archive="Glimpse.zip" width=160 height=120> <param name=cabbase value="Glimpse.cab"> <param name=url value="http://<_W_E_B_S_E_R_V_E_R_>/">...

  • Page 143

    Using the Viewer for Java to Distribute Videos Providing “LiveApplet” without Camera Control This section describes how to create a Web page that only displays live video and has no camera control GUI for situations where you want to prohibit camera control. <applet ..

  • Page 144

    Note ● At startup, the default character string that is displayed while a connection to the VB-C50Fi is being established is “now connecting”, but there is also a parameter called “connect_msg” for changing this character string. For additional parameters for changing display character strings, see page 5-17.

  • Page 145

    Displaying the Host Name, Frame Count and Other Information on the Video Screen <param name=show_fps value="on"> <param name=show_counter value="on"> <param name=hostname value="CANON"> <param name=show_hostname value="on"> <param name=comment value="VB-C50Fi site"> <param name=show_comment value="on"> 1 specifies whether the frame rate is displayed on the screen. “on”: Displayed. “off”: Not displayed.

  • Page 146

    Using the Viewer for Java to Distribute Videos Displaying Bitmap Images on the Video Screen Sample transparent GIF <param name=superimpose value="/local/logos/newlogo.gif,0,0"> * The underlined portion “x,y” specifies the display position. When x,y = 0,0, the image is displayed in the top left corner.

  • Page 147: Viewer For Java Parameters

    GUI will not be displayed. With “preset_only”, only the Start Control button, the Camera Control Status window, the Preset Selection Box, and the Snapshot button are displayed. “no_pantilt” displays the UI for the VB-C50Fi. Specifies the character string that is displayed when the connection to the disconnect_msg camera server is cut.

  • Page 148

    Using the Viewer for Java to Distribute Videos Parameter Name Omissible Description Specifies whether the panorama window should be pop-up displayed or embedded in the page. Specify “embed” for making it an embedded display. gui-type When specifying “embed”, the Width and Height of the applet tags must be specified a little larger (Eg.

  • Page 149

    Using the Viewer for Java to Distribute Videos Glimpse Parameter Name Omissible Description Specifies whether or not connection to the camera server should be established simultaneously with applet startup. Specify either “on” or “off”. When “on”, a connection is established simultaneously with applet startup; auto_connect when “off”, no connection is established when the applet starts up and the character string specified for no_connect_msg is displayed.

  • Page 150

    Using the Viewer for Java to Distribute Videos Applet Tag Descriptions Attribute Name Omissible Description archive Specify LiveApplet.zip or Glimpse.zip. This parameter specifies the applet file name. Enter “LiveApplet.class” or code “Glimpse.class”. If this parameter is not specified correctly, the applet (LiveApplet or Glimpse) is not downloaded.

  • Page 151: Using The Viewer For Pc To Distribute Videos

    If a client is using the Viewer for PC to receive videos, the video sender must set up the Web server and create the necessary wvh files. ● The settings below are not required if the VB-C50Fi’s built-in Web server is used. ● See page 5-8 for saving Web page data.

  • Page 152: Creating Wvh Files

    ●The third line gives the setting for the Viewer for PC to use HTTP protocol. After “wvhttp:”, type in the IP address of the VB-C50Fi and “80” as the HTTP port number. As a result of this, you will be able to view video from the VB-C50Fi through firewalls.

  • Page 153: Example Of A Web Page Using The Viewer For Pc

    Include the tags that link to the wvh file in the text or images in the Web page. 1 <A HREF="WebView.wvh">Let's view the image</A> To use the sample page template in the VB-C50Fi to supply videos, specify <A HREF=http://IPaddress/top/default.wvh>. 5-23...

  • Page 154: Distributing Videos Using A Browser Only

    <IMG SRC=http://192.168.100.1/-wvhttp-01-/GetStillImage> (or) <IMG SRC=http://192.168.100.1/-wvhttp-01-/GetOneShot> * The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C50Fi (→ P.3-6). Displaying a Specified Number Of Live Video Frames As a Video at Access The Server Push format provided as an extended function by Netscape Communications Corp.

  • Page 155: Displaying Live Video From A Specified Zoom Magnification As Still Pictures

    The example below displays a still picture shot with the camera zoom at 10x. <IMG SRC=http://192.168.100.1/-wvhttp-01-/GetStillImage?z=100> * The underlined portion is a sample IP address. Enter the actual IP address set for the VB-C50Fi (→ P.3-6). GetStillImage Parameters...

  • Page 156: Example Of Video Distribution Using One Global Address

    Example of Video Distribution Using One Global Address One fixed global address is required if the VB-C50Fi is being used to distribute live videos on the Internet. An Internet service provider (ISP) that offers a single-address fixed global address service can be used.

  • Page 157: Distributing Still Images To A Mobile Phone

    ● You can control the camera only when other users do not have control privileges. ● The sample screen above is for when the VB-C50Fi is being used. If you are using an external camera, the camera control link does not appear.

  • Page 158: Overwriting Sample Pages

    ● If you are going to overwrite the sample pages, please do so after you have copied the “mobile” folder to your PC. Note ● Please delete the “mobile” folder beforehand if it is already saved in the VB-C50Fi. 5-28...

  • Page 159

    Example of Creating a Screen for Distribution of a Still Image to a Mobile Phone still.jpg parameters Command Description Specifies the camera when you switch between cameras. 1 is this camera, and camera_id 2 is an external camera. When there is no specification, you are deemed to have specified the current camera.

  • Page 160

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  • Page 161: Chapter 6 Using The Picture Recording Function

    Using the Picture Recording Function This chapter describes a couple of specific examples of the Picture Recording function using the VB-C50Fi. Still images are automatically recorded by input from an external device, motion detection and schedule settings and can be...

  • Page 162: Using The Still Picture Recording Function Linked To An External Device

    Sample Application Combining a Door-opening Sensor This is a monitoring system in which the VB-C50Fi installed in the ceiling records pictures every second for 3 seconds before the doors opens and 7 seconds after the door opens between 5 p.m.

  • Page 163

    Sample Still Picture Recording Settings Settings specified on the “Camera and Video” page (→ P.3-8) Specify the appropriate settings for the VB-C50Fi being used. Settings specified on the “Preset” page (→ P.3-11) Set a camera zoom position that shoots the open doorway as Preset 1.

  • Page 164: Using The Still Picture Recording Function With A Predetermined Schedule

    Sample Application Using Sequential Mode This is a monitoring system used in art galleries and similar facilities in which the exhibits are monitored. Still pictures are captured at 10-minute intervals by a VB-C50Fi mounted on the ceiling. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○...

  • Page 165

    ● The number of still pictures that can be recorded depends on size of the pictures. Check the average file size per still picture in advance (→ P.3-8 and 3-25). Note ● Still pictures beyond VB-C50Fi’s capacity can be recorded if VBCollector is used to download still pictures recorded by the VB-C50Fi (→ P.6-9).

  • Page 166: Using The Motion Detection Function With A Predetermined Schedule

    In this monitoring system, a warning tone is emitted when someone enters through the door and the VB-C50Fi camera mounted on the ceiling captures a still picture. Connect the devices below to each connector of the Multi-Terminal Module and set up.

  • Page 167

    Sample Still Picture Recording Settings Settings specified on the “Camera and Video” page (→ P.3-8) Specify the appropriate settings for the VB-C50Fi being used. Settings specified on the “Preset” page (→ P.3-11) Set the camera zoom position for the area just inside the door as Preset 1.

  • Page 168

    Using the Motion Detection Function with a Predetermined Schedule ● Next, set the sensitivity, area ratio and duration. To ensure that the event is not triggered by unrelated lighting changes or small movements, set the “Duration” parameter so that picture changes lasting a second or less are ignored and then set the “Area Ratio”...

  • Page 169: Using Vbcollector

    PC on which VBCollector is installed, pictures can still be securely saved when the allowable limit on the number of pictures that the VB-C50Fi can record and save has been exceeded. Downloaded images can also be easily viewed in the Web browser.

  • Page 170: Installing Vbcollector

    [VBCollector Task View] from the Start menu to start up VBCollector. Registering a Server To use VBCollector for downloading pictures from the VB-C50Fi (hereafter referred to as “server”), the server must first be registered. Adding a Server Add a new server to which VBCollector will download pictures.

  • Page 171

    Using VBCollector 2. Enter each item in the various fields and click the “OK” button. q Server Name Assign a name for recognizing the Server (optional). w Image Directory Enter the name of the directory where downloaded images are to be saved, or click the “Browse” button to select a directory folder.

  • Page 172

    * 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 (the default setting is C:\ProgramFiles\Canon\WebView\VB\VBCollector\2.1). 6-12...

  • Page 173

    Using VBCollector Editing Server Information Content of the registered server information can be edited. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Edit Server Information... 1. Choose “Edit” from the “Server” menu bar, and when the Server List dialog box appears, select the server name to be edited and click the “Edit”...

  • Page 174: Registering Tasks

    Using VBCollector Registering Tasks Adding a Task Add a new task for downloading images. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Add a New Task... 1. To add a task, choose “New Task” from the “Task” menu bar. 2. Enter each item in the various items and click the “OK”...

  • Page 175

    Using VBCollector “Weekly” Select if the task is to be executed every certain number of weeks on a certain day of the week. Set the number of weeks between 1 and 53, and specify the day of the week. “Monthly” Select if the task is to be executed every month on a certain day of the month.

  • Page 176: Executing And Canceling Tasks

    Using VBCollector Editing Tasks The details of a registered task can be edited. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Edit a Task... 1. In the Task View, select the task to be edited by clicking on its name, then choose “Edit Task”...

  • Page 177

    Using VBCollector Display Task Status During the execution of any task, the download status can be checked. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To View Task Status... 1. During the execution of a task, choose “Status” from the “Task” menu bar. Alternatively, select and right-click the task for which you want to display the status and select “Status”...

  • Page 178: Details Displayed On The Task View

    Using VBCollector 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 179: Automatic Downloading By Notification

    Using VBCollector Automatic Downloading by Notification You will not be able to record images if there is insufficient space on the server. The VB-C50Fi can receive a low server capacity notification sent from the server when available space on the server falls below the value set, and automatically downloads images to a specified PC, thereby increasing the available space on the server.

  • Page 180

    VB-C50Fi which support the low server capacity notification function. ● If “Host” is not “(Other)” or “Port” is not “Reception Port No.” in the selected server, a message asking you to confirm whether it is okay to change the setting values will be displayed.

  • Page 181: Viewing Recorded Images

    Using VBCollector Viewing Recorded Images The images that were downloaded according to the task schedule are saved in the folder specified at “Server Information”. You can view images easily by outputting these recorded images to a Web browser. Displaying Images Downloaded images are selected by server name and date, and displayed in a Web browser.

  • Page 182

    Using VBCollector 4. 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 an image to be viewed; it is displayed in the original saved dimensions.

  • Page 183

    Using VBCollector Animate Images Downloaded images can be selected using the server name and date to be animated (consecutive display). The images can also be shown in detail or zoomed in/out. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To View Animation... 1.

  • Page 184

    Using VBCollector ● Animation Images can be consecutively displayed. [Top] button Shows the original image. [Prev] button Shows the previous image. [Play/Pause] button Plays/pauses the animation. [Next] button Shows the next image. [Last] button Shows the final image. [Speed] bar Adjust the speed for animation play- back.

  • Page 185

    Using VBCollector ● Change dialog size As dialog size, large or normal size is available and is automatically selected depending on the initial image size. However, you can also change it manually. [Large size] button When it is clicked, the dialog will be displayed in large size.

  • Page 186: 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 bar. The following information about logs is displayed: q Code Identification codes are displayed here. 4 types of icons representing the level are also displayed with these codes.

  • Page 187

    Using VBCollector Displaying Logs According to Selection Criteria Logs can be filtered according to error type, code, or date and time etc. so that only the required information is displayed. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Make Settings... 1. Choose “Filter” from the “View” menu bar. 2.

  • Page 188

    Using VBCollector Search Logs Logs can be searched using character strings. This function is convenient in case of searching any target log from among numbers of logs. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ To Search Logs... 1. Choose “Search” from the “Edit” menu bar. 2.

  • Page 189

    Using VBCollector Selecting Log Files The initial log file of VBCollector is saved as “vbrpd.log” file in the “SYSTEM” folder within the VBCollector-installed directory. When the file exceeds the size of 10 MB, it will be renamed as “vbrpd01.log”, creating a new “vbrpd.log” file within the same folder to save the log. Log files can be created up to 11 (with names from “vbrpd.log”...

  • Page 190: Setting Download Capacity

    Using VBCollector Setting Download Capacity In order to perform downloads based on a task schedule, you can set the upper limit on the number of pictures or specify the response to be made in the event the specified percentage on available space on the drive where pictures are to be saved is exceeded.

  • Page 191: Chapter 7 Appendix

    Chapter Appendix...

  • Page 192: Troubleshooting

    ●Check that the LAN cable used for setup is connected correctly. ●Try turning off the power to the VB-C50Fi, then turning it on again (→ P.2-6). There will no longer be any effect on VBSetup.exe 20 minutes or more after power is turned on.

  • Page 193

    ● All factory defaults settings can be restored by using the Reset switch (→ P.7-21). The default administration password is “VB-C50i”. The VB-C50Fi’s settings will need to be made again, since all network settings such as the IP addresses and subnet masks are also restored to the factory defaults.

  • Page 194: Log Messages

    Log Messages The VB-C50Fi Log Messages The Syslog log messages are classified into the following 5 categories. Classification details are dealt with in the UNIX syslog. Fault Severity Classification Level crit Error Critical fault at the software level (stops task operation)

  • Page 195

    Error (read | write | timeout | ...) Camera control device I/O error. Explanation Response There is a malfunction if it occurs repeatedly. Contact an authorized Canon service representative. ●A012 WebView Livescope client start and stop (info) %1@%2 %3 Message...

  • Page 196

    Log Messages ●A015 WebView Administrator Viewer start (info) %1@%2 privilege granted Message Type of clients (LS/C | LS/D) Client host IP address The WebView Administrator Viewer has started operation. Explanation ●A016 Amount of transmitted video data (info) %1@%2 %3 frames / %4 bytes in %5 seconds Message Client type (LS/D | LS/H) Client host IP address...

  • Page 197

    Log Messages Detection of motion (err) motion %1 Message Motion (detected | appeared | disappeared | stopped) Explanation Detection of motion started or stopped. ●A050 Access permission when restricting user access (info) user %1 access granted Message User name Explanation During user access restriction, access has been granted to a specified user.

  • Page 198

    Log Messages ■ System-related Log Messages ●S004 System start and stop (info) %1 webview Message starting and stopping Starting and stopping of the video server (webview). Explanation ●S005 System settings changed (info) System settings updated Message Explanation The VB software settings were modified without a reboot. ●S028 POP authentication failure (warning) POP Authentication failed Message...

  • Page 199: The Vbcollector Log Messages

    Log Messages The VBCollector Log Messages The VBCollector log messages are classified into the following 3 categories. Fault Severity Level Error Fault which affects task execution Fault which does not affect task execution Warning Information on correct operation Information ■ Log messages output by Task Scheduler Service ●S100 (info) Message VBCollector Task Scheduler Service has started.

  • Page 200

    Log Messages ●S007 (err) Message Execution failure: Invalid server information ●S008 (err) Message Download is completed, but failed to get task information. ●S010 (warning) Message Failed to start the task set at '%1'. Task name ●S011 (err) Message Execution failure: Access to the image directory was denied. Explanation There is no image directories or failed to logon to the remote host specified as destination of the images.

  • Page 201

    Log Messages ●S016 (info) Message Logs generated at the previous task will be merged. Explanation If logs generated while task operation are not output to the main log, the remained ones will be sent to the main log when the next service starts. ■...

  • Page 202

    Log Messages ●D012 (err) Message Failed to get the server information. ●D013 (err) Message Cannot create a new directory. ●D018 (err) Message Work file I/O error ●D020 (err) Message Cannot start because the server is recreating the list of the recorded pictures.

  • Page 203

    Log Messages ●D029 (err) Message Download was aborted due to insufficient disk space.[%1 remaining, %2 required] Disk space currently available [MB|KB|byte] Disk space required for downloading [MB|KB|byte] ●D030 (info) Message Old image was deleted due to insufficient disk space: %1 image(s) Number of deleted image(s) ●D031 (warning) Message...

  • Page 204

    Log Messages ●D038 (warning) Message Downloading of old images is not available. [Images captured before %1] The oldest captured date of a downloaded image on the PC when download started. Explanation If there is an image left on the server which has been captured earlier than the oldest downloaded image on the PC, the image will not be downloaded.

  • Page 205: Specifications

    Approx. 480 g (Approx. 1.05 lb) Operating environment Temperature 0–40˚C, humidity 20–85% RH (condensation free) Power AC adapter, power consumption 25W or less *Please refer to P.1-9 to confirm whether your VB-C50Fi is PAL model or NTSC model. AC Adapter Model PA-V16 Input 100–240 V AC 50/60 Hz...

  • Page 206: External Device I/o Terminals

    2 output terminals to disconnected or connected condition. The output terminals use photo couplers and are separate from the internal circuit in the VB-C50Fi. * External input status can be checked and external output status can be controlled using Admin Viewer (→...

  • Page 207: System Configuration

    Viewer Software Functions Viewer Software Functions • Videos from the VB-C50Fi can be displayed by a Web browser that can run Java applet. To use the Viewer for Java, you need to install Java VM beforehand. • Because the Viewer for Java is automatically downloaded and does not need to be...

  • Page 208: Sample Network Configurations

    Viewer PC This example shows the VB-C50Fi connected to a LAN by Ethernet. In this configuration, videos can be seen by viewers in the same Ethernet segment as the VB-C50Fi and by viewers with access to that segment. Sample Configuration in an ISP Environment...

  • Page 209: Upgrading The Firmware Remotely

    9. Log out of the VB-C50Fi and close command prompt. Enter: ftp> bye C:\Documents and Settings\xxxx\My Documents> exit Do not turn the power off until you have confirmed that the VB-C50Fi has restarted. Turning the power off before completion may prevent it from starting up properly. Note ●...

  • Page 210: Restoring The Factory Default Settings

    Restoring the Factory Default Settings Since the VB-C50Fi supports a wide variety of functions, we recommend that you make a note of the settings for each function (→ P.7-22). If you want to redo the settings from the beginning because you have forgotten them or for some other reason, first restore the factory default settings.

  • Page 211: Restoring The Factory Default Settings From The Reset Switch

    Restoring the Factory Default Settings from the Reset Switch If the VB-C50Fi’s IP address or administration password are not known or have been forgotten, the VB-C50Fi cannot be operated over a network. In this case, press the Reset switch at the rear of the unit.

  • Page 212: Factory Default Setting

    Factory Default Settings Item Setting Item Setting 1 Item setting 2 ● Administrator ID root ● Administrator password VB-C50i ● Settings page path admin ● Ethernet Address Setting Method Manual Setting IP Address 192.168.100.1 Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway Address Maximum Transmission Unit 1500 ●...

  • Page 213: Factory Default Settings

    Factory Default Settings Item Setting Item Setting 1 Item setting 2 ● Server(Common Settings) Maximum Number of Clients Maximum Connection Time (sec.) Restrict Service Time ● HTTP Server HTTP Port Global Address for Web Pages IP Address IP Address Port Name ●...

  • Page 214: Index

    Index DNS ................3-22 Download Capacity ..........6-30 AC adapter ............iv, 2-6 Duration ..............4-42 AC cable ............... iv, 2-6 Account ............. 4-5, 6-11 Adding a Server ............6-10 Easy Installation ............2-11 Admin Viewer ............4-59 E-mail Notifications ..........4-55 Special Privilege ..........

  • Page 215

    Index Install ................ 2-11 NU-700 ..............4-65 Interlace Mode ............3-9 IP address ............2-8, 3-6 OFF event ..........4-43, 4-51, 4-54 ON event ..........4-43, 4-50, 4-54 LAN cable ..............2-6 On-board File System Information ......3-25 LED ..............1-8, 3-24 Output tab ..............

  • Page 216

    Index Save Setting button ............ 3-4 Schedule name ............4-25 VB Administration Tools ..........4-2 Schedule Setting ............4-23 Hardware and Software Requirements ....1-4 Schedule tab ..........4-25, 4-30 Installing ..............4-2 Schedule track ............4-24 Starting Up ............. 4-5 Screw hole for arm mounting ......

  • Page 217

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