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  • Page 1 LDV-S500_ENG DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER OWNERʼS MANUAL MODEL: LDV-S504 LDV-S503 Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read this ownerʼs manual carefully and completely.
  • Page 2 Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC. European representative : FCC WARNING: This equipment may generate or use LG Electronics Service Europe B.V. radio frequency energy. Changes or modifications to Veluwezoom 15, 1327 AE Almere, this equipment may cause harmful interference unless...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION: PLEASE READ AND OBSERVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS OWNERʼS MANUAL. AND THOSE MARKED ON THE PRODUCT. RETAIN THIS BOOKLET FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. This product has been designed and manufactured to assure personal safety. Improper use can result in elec- tric shock or fire hazard.
  • Page 4 Ask for an engineerʼs system. assistance for HDD replacement from your dealer. This may cause fire, electric shock, or serious LG Electronics is not responsible for deleted injury. data caused by user mishandling. • Check for any danger signs such as a moist floor, a loosened or damaged power cable, or an unstable surface.
  • Page 5 • Placing the system near electronic devices such as a radio or a TV may cause the product to breakdown. • Do not disassemble the product without seeking assistance from LG Electronics. • Do not place any heavy object on the system.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents SEARCH AND PLAYBACK ....44 PLAYBACK ............44 SEARCH .............45 INTRODUCTION ........7 Functions Available During Playback ....48 EXPORT ............49 Features ..............7 Front Panel ............8 CLIENT PROGRAM ......50 Accessories ............9 Rear Panel ............10 PC Requirements ..........50 Remote Control ...........11 Client Program Installation .........50 Main Screen of DVR Client Program ....52 HOOKUP AND SETTINGS ....
  • Page 7: Introduction

    Easy system S/W update with USB memory stick - Up to 400IPS@352 X 288: LDV-S504 PAL or network. - Up to 240IPS@352 X 240: LDV-S503 NTSC • Clients S/W can manage max 100 DVR servers. - Up to 200IPS@352 X 288: LDV-S503 PAL •...
  • Page 8: Front Panel

    Front Panel x LDV-S504 x LDV-S503 SHIFT LAN Indicator If you use the Sub-function of the channel but- Lights when the network is connected. ton, the button is activated. HDD Indicator Channel Buttons Blinks when the HDD is accessed. You can input a number with channel buttons.
  • Page 9: Accessories

    (6) INFO JOG Dial Displays or removes system information. Allows a forward or reverse frame search. In pause mode, plays recorded images (7) IRIS - / (8) IRIS + frame by frame through rotation. Increases or Adjust iris position. decreases the options value. (9) ALM.OFF Shuttle Ring Cancels alarm activation and returns the system...
  • Page 10: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel x LDV-S504 SENSOR-IN f g h j k l x LDV-S503 SENSOR-IN f g h j k l VIDEO INPUT LAN Port Connect the cameraʼs video output to these Connect the ethernet 10/100Mbps network BNC connectors. cable for controlling this unit via a PC network.
  • Page 11: Remote Control

    Remote Control MAIN M/C/> Forward searches the recorded Displays the MAIN menu to set images or skips the recorded the screen mode to full, 4, 6, 8, 9 images. or 16 screens. Number Buttons (0,1-9) SPOT To select the PTZ preset number, Enter SPOT mode to allow spot ID, or channel.
  • Page 12: Hookup And Settings

    HOOKUP AND SETTINGS Precautions • Depending on the camera and other equipment there are various ways to connect the unit. Please refer to the camera manual or manuals for other devices as necessary for additional connection information. • Be sure to switch off the camera before installation and connection. Basic Connection Overview Connect the coaxial-type cameras Connect the Monitor, DVR, VCR, or others.
  • Page 13: Connecting The Rs-422/485 Device

    Use this port to connect PTZ cameras, DVRs or key- pads (optional). Sensor Input Rear of the DVR You can connect up to 16 alarm sensors (LDV-S503: 8 alarm sensors). Each alarm sensor should be connected with G (GND). The signal state is adjustable to N/O (Normal Open) or N/C (Normal Close) through the setup menu.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Usb Device

    Alarm Output Connecting the USB Device Connect up to 8 separate alarms (LDV-S503: 4 sepa- USB Memory Device rate alarms) to the alarm output. Alarm signal output at an event occurrence. Insert the memory device into the USB port. The sys- tem automatically recognizes the device.
  • Page 15: Concerning The Internal Hard Disk Drive

    Concerning the Internal Hard Installing or Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Disk Drive The internal hard disk drive (HDD) is a fragile piece of equipment. Please follow the guidelines below Installing the Hard Disk Drive when using the DVR to protect against possible HDD failure.
  • Page 16 4. Remove the screws and detach the hard disk • When installing 3 HDDs. mounting brackets from the unit. A Attach the first HDD onto the upper side of the primary HDD mounting bracket and set the primary master HDD. B Attach the second HDD onto the lower side of the primary HDD mounting bracket and set the primary slave HDD.
  • Page 17 6. Connect the HDD power cable extension. • When installing 3 HDDs. Connect the IDE cable to the IDE terminal of HDD using the Primary and Secondary IDE cables. To Primary Primary IDE cable Master HDD To Primary Slave HDD To Secondary Master HDD 7.
  • Page 18 8. Attach the hard disk mounting brackets with the Replacing the Hard Disk Drive screws. Turn the power of the unit off and detach the power 9. Connect the power cable. plug from the outlet. 1. Follow steps 1-3 described in “Installing the Hard Disk Drive”.
  • Page 19: Recommended Hdd

    5. Remove the HDD from the hard disk mounting Recommended HDD bracket. The following HDD has been tested and compatibility is ensured. When you attach multiple HDDs use the recommended HDDs. Maker Capacity Interface Model No. 7,200 80 GB HDS728080PLAT20 7,200 160 GB HDT722516DLAT80...
  • Page 20: System Operation

    User User sounds to turn on the unit. System booting will View commence. The LG logo image will be displayed Live Video on the main monitor during the system booting. Alarm Off 2. When the booting is completed the login window will be displayed.
  • Page 21: Selecting The Main Monitor Type

    Selecting the main monitor type Note: You can select the monitor type by using the MAIN or You can select the main monitor type to display the SPOT button at anytime. If you change the monitor main screen on the power on condition. type, the system will be rebooted automatically.
  • Page 22: General Explanation Of The Livescreen On The Main Monitor

    General Explanation of the Live System Control Bar Screen on the Main Monitor - N (Normal partition): Used size/total size. - E (Event partition): Main Monitor Screen Used size/total size. Displays the current date and time. Display/hide playback control bar. Displays the setup menu.
  • Page 23: Selecting Live Screen Mode

    Selecting Live Screen Mode Spot Monitor You can select the live screen mode to full or 4-split Main Monitor screens on the spot monitor. You can select the live screen mode to display a full, 1. Press SPOT or Click the SPOT icon in the system 4-split, 6-split, 8-split, 9-split or 16-split screens on control bar.
  • Page 24: Ptz Camera Control

    PTZ Camera Control Exit Remove the PTZ virtual remote control. You can control the cameras connected via the data v/V/b/B port of RS-422/485 terminal. You must set the con- Use to pan/tilt the camera. figuration between the PTZ camera and the DVR. §...
  • Page 25 Preset Settings To Tour The Preset Positions Preset position is the function to register camera You can tour all preset positions. monitoring positions (preset positions) associated 1. Press the TOUR button or Click the [TOUR] icon. with position numbers. All registered preset positions in the camera will By entering the position numbers, you can move be selected and the camera position image will be cameras to the preset positions.
  • Page 26: Viewing System Information

    Viewing System Information Note: The system log list. To view system information: Log Message 1. Press INFO or click the INFO icon in the system Power On control bar. The system information window is displayed on Power Off the main monitor. Power Recovery Admin Login (Remote) Admin Logout (Remote)
  • Page 27: Menu Configuration

    Menu Configuration Setting the Menu Using the Front Panel Buttons or Remote Control Buttons The features and options of the DVR are configured through the menu. The operations of this unit can be set via a menu Arrow Buttons: displayed on the main monitor. You can select and Use these buttons to select the menu options or set the operational conditions by using the buttons on adjust the options value.
  • Page 28: Camera Settings

    DVR via DATA 2 port, you prevent operation by other users. If the covert should set the DVR ID number(1~16) on the sys- option is set to ON, “LG logo” is displayed on the tem setup menu. live window with POWER or NORMAL user.
  • Page 29 Recording Sensor Recording Settings concerning normal recording. Settings concerning sensor recording. Ch: Displays the channel number. Ch: Displays the channel number. Resolution: Selects the recording resolution. Resolution: Selects the recording resolution. Quality: Selects the recording picture quality Quality: Selects the recording picture quality (LOWEST, LOW, STANDARD, HIGH or (LOWEST, LOW, STANDARD, HIGH or HIGHEST).
  • Page 30: Schedule Settings

    Quality: Selects the recording picture quality Schedule Settings (LOWEST, LOW, STANDARD, HIGH or The DVR can record according to a schedule set HIGHEST). by the user. It can also record manually regard- Frame Rate: Selects the frame rate. The frame less of date and time.
  • Page 31 3. Select the time cell block for the start time. 5. Select the next time cell block of schedule time cell blocks to confirm the schedule time. 4. Press ENTER or click the left mouse button to select a recording mode. The color of the cell 6.
  • Page 32 6. Enter the name of the special day. Use v/V/b/B To Set a Recording to select a character then press ENTER to con- Schedule for a Special Day firm your selection. In addition to the weekly schedule, up to 10 specific 7.
  • Page 33: Display Settings

    Copying the Recording Schedule Display Settings Copying from the Scheduled Data of the Channel You can copy the schedule data of the channel to the other channel(s) within the selected day of the week. 1. Select the day of the week and press ENTER. 2.
  • Page 34: Event Settings

    Spot Monitor Motion Dwell Time: You can set the channel sequence Channel: Select the channel to set motion detec- time to 2 SEC, 5 SEC, 10 SEC, 20 SEC, 30 SEC, tion. 40 SEC, 50 SEC, 60 SEC, 70 SEC, 80 SEC or 90 Sensitivity: Set the level of sensitivity for the cre- SEC.
  • Page 35: Network Settings

    Output Secondary DNS: Enter the Sub DNS server address using the virtual keyboard. TCP/IP Port: Enter the TCP/IP Port number using the virtual keyboard. You can watch the live surveil- lance image over the network with the PC Client program. The factory default port for transmission of video and audio data is 9001.
  • Page 36 How to register the No-IP Web site for 5. Click the URL and the account confirmed mes- sage is displayed. DDNS function 1. Open the No-IP web site. 2. Click the [Sin-up Now!] in the No-IP web site. 6. Enter the E-mail ID and Password to login the No- IP web site.
  • Page 37 9. Press SETUP/ESC and select the DDNS setup Mail menu. 10. Enter the User Name that is the same as E-mail address of the No-Ip web site and Password that is the same as one of the No-Ip web site in the DDNS option of the Network setup menu.
  • Page 38: System Settings

    Emergency Time Zone: Select your Time Zone. (For more details refer to Timezone table on page Daylight Saving: Set to ON to you use the daylight saving function. Daylight Saving Start: Select the Daylight Saving start time. Daylight Saving End: Select the Daylight Saving end time.
  • Page 39 Buzzer Password: Enter or change the password for the user using the virtual keyboard. You can use the password with number, special character or charac- ters. (Minimum 4 length, Maximum 8 length). Note: Remember the password. If you forget the password please contact an authorized service center or the store where you purchased the system.
  • Page 40 Configuration Overwrite: - ALL: Overwrite recording is possible when the normal partition and event partition of HDD have fully recorded. - NORMAL PARTITION: Overwrite recording is possible for normal partition of HDD when the normal partition of HDD has fully recorded. - EVENT PARTITION: Overwrite recording is possible for event partition of HDD when the event partition of HDD has fully recorded.
  • Page 41 Schedule Start: Set the schedule start date (A day Instant Backup of the week and time). 1. Connect the backup USB device or insert a Time Range Date: Enter the backup time range. recordable disk to the disc driver for backup. Enter the date you want to backup.
  • Page 42 Daily/Weekly backup System 1. Connect the USB device for backup. You cannot use the CD or DVD writer for daily or weekly backup. 2. Select WEEKLY or DAILY on the schedule options. 3. Select the backup device. 4. Enter the date and/or time to start backup on the schedule start option.
  • Page 43: Recording

    RECORDING Notes: • You can record instantly with the left mouse button. 1. Move the cursor to the desired channel screen Images from a camera will be recorded on the built-in on the main monitor. hard disk. 2. Click the recording type indicator with the left Note: mouse button and recording starts.
  • Page 44: Search And Playback

    SEARCH AND Instant Playback in POP (Picture over Picture) PLAYBACK Use the ZOOM +/- buttons to enlarge or reduce the PIP window as below. x1 size y x4 size y x9 size y Full screen size. PLAYBACK Instant Playback in PIP (Picture in Picture) It is possible to play a recorded image without stop- ping recording.
  • Page 45: Search

    SEARCH Date and Time Search Use to search recorded pictures by specifying date, The various search functions of this unit can be used hour and minute. to go to the beginning of the desired picture. This unit is equipped with 4 search functions. When the SEARCH button is pressed the search menu is displayed.
  • Page 46 Notes: Event Search • Recorded data shown on the time graph will be dis- Search a recorded picture by date and type of event. played in different colors depending on the record- ing type. - Green: Continuous recording. - Red: Sensor recording. - Blue: Motion-detection recording.
  • Page 47 Smart Search 7. Select the recording data on the motion detect list then press PLAY, click [Play] or double click the Pictures recorded via motion detection can be selected data to start playback. searched by specifying the motion detection condi- The picture is displayed in the POP window of the tions.
  • Page 48: Functions Available During Playback

    Functions Available During Playback Button System Remote Function Front panel Control Bar Control Stop playback. Pause playback. Jump to the beginning of the current data that was recorded on the same date. (press the button for more than 2 seconds.) Jump to the last 1 minute of the current data that was recorded on the same date.
  • Page 49: Export

    You can also use the COPY button on the front panel for export function. LDV-S504: Press SHIFT and then COPY but- ton. LDV-S503: Press COPY button only. • You can export the recorded data only in the live mode. •...
  • Page 50: Client Program

    Register the Site Name Client Program is the network program of the LDV- You should register a site name to control DVR by S504 and LDV-S503. This manual is written based the Client Program. on LDV-S504 (16 channels). 1. Double-Click the [LE3100 Network Client] icon The description pictures may differ from your OS to start the Client Program.
  • Page 51 Note: In case of entering the server name instead of the IP Address. You should set up the DDNS configura- tion properly in the server. Please refer to the server manual to set up the DDNS function. How to find the IP Address In case of using the Static IP Address 4.
  • Page 52: Main Screen Of Dvr Client Program

    Main Screen of DVR Client 2. Mode Selection Icons Program • Live Mode - Camera View: You can see the surveillance camera's images in the window(s) and the camera information. - Pan/Tilt/Zoom: You can control the PTZ cameras. - Log View: Displays system log list. •...
  • Page 53: Live Mode

    6. Information Display Window Note: Configuration of camera view is set the first time only. This configuration setup is memorized for the next time and displayed as it is. Displays current date and time, user information, and the remaining HDD status of the selected site Using the live window name.
  • Page 54 Using the Pan/Tilt/Zoom Function Displays Selected Preset Numbers You can control the PTZ cameras via the network. Number Buttons To input the preset number. To register preset positions. MOVE To move the camera to the preset position. CLEAR To delete a memorized preset position. TOUR To start a preset tour.
  • Page 55 To Clear the Preset Position Using the Log View Function You can delete a memorized preset position. You can see the system log list of selected site names in the remote setup tab via the network. 1. Click the [CLEAR] icon. 2.
  • Page 56: Search Mode

    Search Mode Using the Event Search function Search a recorded picture by date and event type. You can search the data of a selected site name in the remote setup tab via the network. Using the Date/Time Search function Use to search a recorded picture by specifying date, hour and minute.
  • Page 57: Remote Setup Mode

    Using the Smart Search function 7. Click the search icon. The smart search data is displayed. Picture recorded via motion detection can be searched by specifying the motion detection condi- tions. 1. Select the Smart Search tab. 8. Select the channel from the list. 2.
  • Page 58 1. Select a channel for settings. If you want to block a channel from other users, mark up the convert option. The marked up chan- nels are displayed “LG logo” on the live windows for POWER or NORMAL user. 2. Enter the new channel name.
  • Page 59 Motion Recording Settings • Continuous: Recording starts automatically at the preset time. 1. Click the [Motion Recording] button. • Sensor: Recording starts automatically when The motion recording setting window appears. sensor occurs within a designated time. • Motion: Recording starts automatically when motion is detected within a designated time.
  • Page 60 Special day Settings Event setup 1. Set the event options. • Sensor: Displays the number of the SENSOR-IN terminal. • Sensor Type: The alarm state can be set to 1. Mark up the special day option. either N.O. (Normally Open) or N.C. (Normally 2.
  • Page 61: Network Setup

    Network setup Notification Set the notification options. • Sensor On: Sends an E-mail when a sensor has been detected. • Video Loss: Sends an E-mail when a video sig- nal from the camera has stopped because of a cable disconnection or malfunction of a camera. •...
  • Page 62 System setup Log Out Auto User Logout: Setting the logout time. You can set the auto logout time to off, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes or 60 minutes. Buzzer Settings Select the buzzer options. Button: Makes a sound when using the buttons. Sensor: Makes a sound when an sensor occurs.
  • Page 63: Remote Export Settings

    If the export data size is larger than setting size of on the computer to save the exported data. the Save limit option, the warrning message will The initial save folder is "C:\Program Files\LG be displayed and you can not export the data. Electronics\Export Viewer". If you want to change •...
  • Page 64: Additional Programs

    ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS Emergency Agent Program Main Screen of Emergency Agent If you set the notification in the emergency option to ON, the system sends a message according to the settings of the notification options in the setup menu. (See page 37). 1.
  • Page 65: Export Viewer Program

    Port Setting Delete the Message from the List 1. Select the message(s) you want to delete. 2. Click the DELETE button. The confirmation window is displayed. 1. Click the PORT button. The option window is displayed. 3. Click [Yes] to delete the message. 2.
  • Page 66: Web Viewer Program

    • Control Icons 4. Click the [Open] button. .: Jumps to the beginning of the file. The selected data is played back automatically. ``: Pauses playback. N: Starts playback. x: Stops playback. >: Jumps to the end of the file. •...
  • Page 67 4. Enter the User Type and Password. Live screen control • Left mouse button: Select the channel. If you want to set the 1 split mode, double click the selected channel. To return to the normal screen double click again. •...
  • Page 68: Reference

    Check the monitor power cable is connected properly. Make sure the monitor is turned on. The system power is turned on but no Check the video output cable of the LDV-S504/LDV-S503 DVR is prop- video data is dis- erly connected to the monitor. played on the moni- tor.
  • Page 69 Symptoms Resolutions Check the audio recording option is correctly set for the camera you wish to record audio. Audio data recorded with video data is Check the speaker and audio (line input) on the rear of system are con- not playing. nected correctly.
  • Page 70 Symptoms Resolutions E-mail reception failed without SMTP server setting. • Make sure the network is correctly set. • Make sure the mail address is input correctly. • Check the spam mail setting of the inputted mail address. (If you set the spam mail, some mails are deleted automatically or classified in the spam mail box) •...
  • Page 71: Recommended Devices

    Recommended Devices • Supported USB Memory list Maker Model Name Capacity USB Version Sandisk Cruzer Micro 256MB/512MB/1GB Ver 2.0 Sony Ultra Mini USM 256MB/512MB/1GB Ver 2.0 Transcend JF 120 2.0 256MB/512MB/1GB Ver 2.0 Imation Mini Drive 256MB/512MB/1GB Ver 2.0 • Supported CD/DVD writing device list Maker Model Name...
  • Page 72: Time Zones

    Time zones Timezone Timezone name Timezone Abbreviation Eniwetok, Kwajalein -12:00 Midway Island, Samoa -11:00 Hawaii -10:00 Alaska -09:00 -08:00 Pacifi c Time (US and Canada); Tajuana -08:00 -07:00 Mountain Time (US and Canada), Chihuahua, La Paz, -07:00 -06:00 Mazatlan, Arizona Central Time (US and Canada), Saskatchewan, Guadalajara, -06:00 -05:00...
  • Page 73: Factory Default Configuration Settings

    Factory Default Configuration Settings Classification Detailed Items Default Setting 1st level 2nd level 3rd level LDV-S504 LDV-S503 Name CH 01~CH 16 CH 01~CH 09 Camera Covert Audio NONE, 01 ~ 08 NONE, 01~04 Channel 01 : Name Brightness Video Adjustment...
  • Page 74 Classifi cation Detailed Items Default Setting 1st level 2nd level 3rd level LDV-S504 LDV-S503 Sensor Type N.O. Sensor Camera 01~16 01~09 Alarm Out NONE, 01~08 None, 01~04 Event Channel 01 : Name Sensitivity Motion Alarm Out NONE Area All selected...
  • Page 75 Classifi cation Detailed Items Default Setting 1st level 2nd level 3rd level LDV-S504 LDV-S503 Date (2007.01.01) Time (None) Date Format (YYYY/MM/DD) Time Format 24 Hr (12 Hr) Date/Time Time Zone (GMT) Daylight Saving Daylight Saving Current Time Start Daylight Saving End...
  • Page 76: Recording Time Table (250Gb Hdd)

    Recording Time Table (250GB HDD) Recording Time (Hr) Resolution FPS (NTSC/ Quality Video (NTSC/PAL) Video+Audio (NTSC/PAL) PAL) 9 ch 16 ch 9 ch 16 ch 30/25 245 / 196 138 / 110 223 / 178 125 / 100 20/20 254 / 203 143 / 114 230 / 184 130 / 104...
  • Page 77 Recording Time (Hr) Resolution FPS (NTSC/ Quality Video (NTSC/PAL) Video+Audio (NTSC/PAL) PAL) 9 ch 16 ch 9 ch 16 ch 15/12.5 285 / 228 160 / 128 256 / 205 144 / 115 7.5/6 403 / 322 227 / 181 347 / 278 195 / 156 Lowest...
  • Page 78 Recording Time (Hr) Resolution FPS (NTSC/ Quality Video (NTSC/PAL) Video+Audio (NTSC/PAL) PAL) 9 ch 16 ch 9 ch 16 ch 7.5/6 190 / 152 107 / 86 177 / 141 99 / 80 245 / 196 138 / 110 224 / 179 126 / 101 Lowest 285 / 228...
  • Page 79: Specifications

    Specifications Model LDV-S503 LDV-S504 Input Loop Through Composite Video Output S-VIDEO Spot Input Audio Output Input Alarm Output Pre-Alarm Recording Up to 60 sec Up to 60 sec Up to 240 IPS @ 352x240 Up to 480 IPS @ 352x240...
  • Page 80 P/NO: MFL40426656 0712 (V2.0)

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