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LIVE STREAMING CAMERA
Detailed User Guide
GV-LS1
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LYT2498-002A

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  • Page 1 LIVE STREAMING CAMERA Detailed User Guide GV-LS1 LYT2498-002A...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Verifying the Accessories ......4 Flow of Connection/Setup ....10 Component Names and Functions ..5 Starting shooting ..........10 Camera ............. 5 Connecting the Camera to Your About drip-proof performance ....7 Computer ..........11 Before use ............7 Connecting the AC Adapter ....12 Configuring the Camera Settings After use ............
  • Page 3 ..............36 Resetting to the factory settings ....53 Using "JVC CAM Control" ....37 Deleting (Resetting) the connection information Installing "JVC CAM Control" ......37 ..............53 Streaming images .......... 37 Updating the firmware ........54 Using the Mobile Terminal ....38 Battery Pack (optional) ........
  • Page 4: Verifying The Accessories

    Use it to connect the unit, computer, and access point (router). Also used when you configure the initial settings. Software CD-ROM Use it to install the supplied software "JVC CAM Control". ( ➭ page Basic User Guide Describes the basic operations, "Safety Precautions" and "Cautions".
  • Page 5: Component Names And Functions

    Component Names and Functions Camera Front Back 1 Internal mic (stereo) 1 Reset button Transmits/Records sounds coming through this mic Resets the network settings when you press and when no external mic is connected. hold this button with the tip of a paper clip or the like for 3 seconds or longer while the AC adapter is 2 Lens Be careful not to touch directly or let anything come...
  • Page 6 Bottom 1 Hot shoe 1 Tripod mounting hole Mount camera accessories. Mount a separately purchased tripod. 2 Record button Starts recording. To stop, press this button again. The lamp indicates the current status. Off: Recording not in progress Blinking: Recording in progress Blinking quickly (for 2 seconds): Recording error 3 WPS button Press and hold to connect wirelessly (Wi-Fi) in WPS...
  • Page 7: About Drip-proof Performance

    Cautions while wet. • Do not remove the rear cover while wet. • Note that JVC KENWOOD Corporation bears no • The drip-proof mechanism works only when the rear responsibility for any loss of data by inundation. cover is attached.
  • Page 8: Appropriate For Your Needs

    Configuring the Camera Settings Appropriate for Your Needs The unit can be used for various purposes. See the following examples for how to set up and use appropriately: Power? Recorded data? • AC adapter ( ➭ page 12) • Save to an SD card. ( ➭ page 17) •...
  • Page 9: The Balcony

    Example 2: Record birds coming to a feeder on the balcony. Setup • Use the battery as the camera is set on a high shelf by the window. ( ➭ page 27) • Insert an SD card to save recorded data. ( ➭ page Setting •...
  • Page 10: Flow Of Connection/setup

    Flow of Connection/Setup Connect the unit to the computer, and configure the appropriate settings on a browser. Starting shooting Connect the camera to your computer via the supplied LAN cable. ( ➭ page 11) To set up the camera, first connect it to your computer. Connect the AC adapter.
  • Page 11: Computer

    Connecting the Camera to Your Computer To set up the camera, first connect it to your computer. Required operating environment Browser: Internet Explorer 9 or later Attach the LAN cable to the unit. Connect the camera to your computer via the LAN cable. Set the network mode switch to "LAN(OFF)".
  • Page 12: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    Connecting the AC Adapter Connect the supplied AC adapter to the DC connector of the camera. CAUTION • Be sure to use the supplied AC adapter. Use of another AC adapter may cause a malfunction. • Turn off the power before connecting/disconnecting the AC adapter. AC adapter (supplied)
  • Page 13: Configuring The Camera Settings Appropriate For Your Needs

    Configuring the Camera Settings Appropriate for Your Needs Access the unit from your computer to set the network, streaming, etc. Required operating environment Browser: Internet Explorer 9 or later Configuring the initial settings To configure the settings for the first time after purchase, connect the camera directly to your computer via a LAN cable.
  • Page 14: Changing The Settings After Changing The

    Changing the settings after changing the connection destination To change the settings after changing the connection destination ( ➭ page 20), visit the following address. If a wired connection ( ➭ page 20) is established to the access point http://(condigured IP address):8000 If a wireless (Wi-Fi) connection ( ➭...
  • Page 15: Configuring The Camera Settings

    Configuring the Camera Settings This section describes the settings necessary to use the unit. For the "MANAGE" settings not mentioned on these pages, refer to page 44 . Adjusting the clock Click the "SET" button. Adjust the internal clock. The time can be displayed when videos are transmitted.
  • Page 16: Setting The User Name And Password

    Setting the user name and Click the "SAVE" button. password The user name and password set at the time of purchase are common across all the units of this model. They should be changed as soon as possible for security reasons. Select "COMMON SETTINGS"...
  • Page 17: Selecting The Format Of Images To Be Streamed/saved

    Selecting the Format of Images to be Streamed/Saved This unit can output up to two lines of images. Set the output method and image quality appropriate for your needs. For the "NETWORK" settings not mentioned on these pages, refer to page 39 . Select "STREAM SETTINGS"...
  • Page 18: Allowing You To Connect From Outside (monitoring Setting)

    Allowing You to Connect from Outside (Monitoring Setting) To view images from outside, you normally need to obtain a global IP address or URL to access from a browser. Entering the account of our DDNS service allows you to set these easily. Obtaining a DDNS account Setting up the DDNS account Access our website from a computer or smartphone for...
  • Page 19: Adding A Camera Driver's User

    Click the "SAVE" button. Click the "ADD" button. The user has been registered. • Select a user from "USER (JVC CAM driver)" and click the "UPDATE" button to change the user name and password of the user. • Select a user from "USER (JVC CAM driver)" and...
  • Page 20: Changing The Connection Destination

    Changing the Connection Destination If necessary, change the connection destination to the access point (wireless LAN router). Establishing a wired connection to CAUTION • For how to set the access point, refer to the the access point instruction manual, etc. of the access point. Select "WIRED NETWORK"...
  • Page 21: Connecting To The Access Point Wirelessly (wi-fi)

    Connecting to the access point Searching and connecting to the wirelessly (Wi-Fi) access point Using the WPS function Select "WIRELESS NETWORK" in "NETWORK". Connect to the access point equipped with the WPS function easily. Press and hold the power button to power off. Disconnect the LAN cable that connects the camera to your computer.
  • Page 22 Connecting manually Enter "PASSWORD". Select "WIRELESS NETWORK" in "NETWORK". Click the "SAVE" button. If the sub settings are not displayed, click "+" on the left of "NETWORK". Click the "MANUAL" button. The settings to be configured on a browser have been complete.
  • Page 23: Connecting To A Computer Directly (wi-fi Direct)

    Connecting to a computer directly Connecting manually (Wi-Fi Direct) Press and hold the power button to power off. Using the WPS function Disconnect the LAN cable that connects the Press and hold the power button to power off. camera to your computer. Disconnect the LAN cable that connects the Set the network mode switch to "DIRECT".
  • Page 24: Connecting Multiple Cameras

    Connecting Multiple Cameras To connect multiple cameras, configure the following settings. Select "MONITORING SETTINGS" in Select "COMMON SETTINGS" in "MANAGE". "NETWORK". If the sub settings are not displayed, click "+" on the If the sub settings are not displayed, click "+" on the left of "MANAGE".
  • Page 25: Establishing A Wired Connection

    Establishing a wired connection When establishing a wired connection to the computer or access point, attach the supplied LAN cable as follows. Set the network mode switch to "LAN(OFF)". • If the network mode switch is set to [DIRECT] or [WLAN], the LAN terminal cannot be used. •...
  • Page 26: Inserting/removing An Sd Card

    Inserting/Removing an SD Card Insert a separately purchased SD card to save recorded data to the card. The saved data can be deleted/ downloaded from a browser. • Turn off the power before inserting/removing the SD card. • The saved data can be played back by Windows Media Player 12 ( ➭ page 35). Inserting Compatible SD cards Insert the card straight with the terminal side facing...
  • Page 27: Attaching/removing The Battery

    Attaching/Removing the Battery The camera can run with the battery power only. When the battery (BN-VG139U) (sold separately) is attached, videos can be transmitted/recorded even in places where the AC adapter cannot be used. • Turn off the power before attaching/removing the battery. •...
  • Page 28: Connecting An External Mic

    Connecting an External Mic Connect an external mic to record external sounds. • Use the plug-in power type. • Turn off the power before connecting/disconnecting the mic. • Without an external mic, the internal mic can record ambient sounds. • When the sounds are too loud or too low, change the "MIC LEVEL SETTING". ( ➭ page 43) Connecting to the camera Mic (commercially available) f3.5 mm stereo mic jack...
  • Page 29: Connecting The Av Cord

    Connecting the AV Cord Connecting to a TV or the like via an AV cord (sold separately) allows you to view images being recorded/ transmitted even without a computer or mobile terminal. • Turn off the power before connecting/disconnecting the AV cord. •...
  • Page 30: Using The Unit Alone

    Using the Unit Alone Insert an SD card and attach the battery, so you can carry and use the unit as a normal video camera. Set whether to save recorded videos to the SD card or stream them wirelessly. ( ➭ page 39) Turning on/off the power Starting/Stopping recording Turning on the power...
  • Page 31: Controlling From A Web Browser

    Controlling from a Web Browser You can control the unit from a web browser without installing additional software. To watch a video via a network, "MONITORING SETTINGS" ( ➭ page 18) must be set. Required operating environment OS: Windows 7 Browser: Internet Explorer 9 or later Logging in Use "USERNAME"...
  • Page 32: Controlling The Camera ("monitor" Tab)

    Controlling the camera ("MONITOR" tab) Control the camera and view images on the "MONITOR" tab. 1 Tab 2 Electrical pantilter Switch the display. While zooming is activated, Pan/Tilt the camera "MONITOR" in the direction you clicked. Control the camera and view streamed images. 3 "PRESET"...
  • Page 33 2 Recording status Indicates the camera status. STANDBY: Recording not in progress REC: Recording in progress 3 Recording mode Recording mode: UXP, XP, SP, EP 4 SD card Indicates that an SD card can be used. 5 Remaining recording time Indicates the remaining recording time.
  • Page 34: Configuring The Camera Settings

    Configuring the camera settings Change the camera settings. 1 "AUTO REC" "MWB" for the control that adjusts the camera's Turn on/off the "AUTO REC" function that records color sensitivity to best suit the ambient only when the scene is changed. environment.
  • Page 35: Managing Files Stored On The Sd Card

    (Video files with defective management information) MOV_0003.MTS PRIVATE] [AVCHD] [BDMV] [STREAM] [XXXXX.MTS] (Video File) . . . (Management Information) [JVC] [BACKUP] [CLIPINF] [PLAYLIST] [INDEX.BDM] [MOVIEOBJ.BDM] • Do not delete/move/rename folders and files. • The saved data can be played back by Windows Media Player 12.
  • Page 36: Checking The Message History ("status" Tab)

    Checking the message history ("STATUS" tab) Use the "STATUS" tab to check error messages or currently connected users. The "STATUS" tab is categorized into "CAMERA", "NETWORK", and "LOG IN USER". "CAMERA" "LOG IN USER" 1 Tab 1 "LOGGED IN USERS" Switch the display.
  • Page 37: Using "jvc Cam Control

    Using "JVC CAM Control" The supplied "JVC CAM Control" allows you to control multiple cameras. Required operating environment ® Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit/64-bit, Pre-install, with SP1) ® ® CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz or higher (Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHz or higher when using MPEG-2 TS(HD))
  • Page 38: Using The Mobile Terminal

    (Android OS), for Android tablet, and for environment. iOS. Download the appropriate App. • Smartphone (Android OS 2.3 or later) Download "JVC CAM Control Single" from Google For smartphone (Android OS) Play Store. "JVC CAM Control Single" • Android tablet (Android OS 2.3 or later, Required operating environment: Android OS 2.3 or...
  • Page 39: Setting Item List

    Setting Item List If you log in as an administrator on a browser of your computer, you can change the settings. The settings are categorized into "NETWORK", "CAMERA", and "MANAGE". To display the setting item list, "Configuring the Camera Settings Appropriate for Your Needs" (page 13). "NETWORK"...
  • Page 40 Setting for connecting to an access point (wireless "MANUAL" button LAN router) wirelessly (Wi-Fi). Displays the "ADD (MANUAL)" screen to enter "REGISTERED ACCESS POINT" the connection information manually. Lists up to eight access points that were connected before. "SELECT" button Select an access point from "REGISTERED ACCESS POINT"...
  • Page 41 "MONITORING SETTINGS" Change the settings for connecting via a network. 1 "USER (JVC CAM driver)" Lists the registered users. For details, refer to page 18 . "ADD" button Up to four camera driver's users can be added. "UPDATE" button Update the user name and password of the registered user.
  • Page 42 "STREAM SETTINGS" Format for transmitting/recording. 1 "STREAM 1 / STREAM 2" Select the quality of images to be streamed from the following: "MotionJPEG(640x360)/NONE" "MPEG-2 TS (720x480)/MotionJPEG (640x360)" "MPEG-2 TS (1920x1080)/MotionJPEG (640x360)" 2 "MAX FRAME RATE (MotionJPEG)" Select "15fps" or "7.5fps" for the maximum frame rate of MotionJPEG.
  • Page 43: Camera

    "CAMERA" Configure the settings for the camera on "CAMERA". "CAMERA SETTINGS" Change the camera settings. 1 AUTO ZOOM RESET Select "OFF" or "ON" for the function that resets the zoom ratio automatically if no operation is performed for 5 minutes. 2 WIND CUT Select "OFF"...
  • Page 44: Manage

    "MANAGE" Configure the settings for the administrator and hardware on "MANAGE". Categorized into "COMMON SETTINGS", "MEDIA MANAGEMENT" and "TURN OFF CAMERA". "COMMON SETTINGS" "MEDIA MANAGEMENT" Change the settings of the administrator and camera. Format the SD card. 1 "CAMERA NAME" Enter 1 to 15 characters for the camera name displayed during viewing.
  • Page 45 "TURN OFF CAMERA" Click the "EXEC" button to turn off the camera's power remotely. CAUTION * The power cannot be turned on remotely.
  • Page 46: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Connection Problem Check Refer to • Check the remaining battery. The battery is no longer The battery cannot be charged. page 33 charged if already full. • Charge the battery. The power does not turn on when • Check if the connector is dirty. If it is dirty, clean it page 27 the battery is used.
  • Page 47: Setup

    Setup Problem Check Refer to • Check if the wireless (Wi-Fi) connection is complete. You cannot connect to the unit even • Check if the connection destination of a computer or when you are at home. mobile terminal is set to the camera. page 20 (You are requested to enter the •...
  • Page 48 Problem Check Refer to • Retry to connect in a better reception environment. If there is a long distance or interference or if there is a microwave or another wireless device nearby, the communication speed may slow down or the The access point (wireless LAN connection may not be established.
  • Page 49: Use

    Problem Check Refer to • Shooting stops automatically as it cannot be performed for 12 or more consecutive hours. Shooting stopped automatically. • The unit stops automatically to protect the circuit – when the temperature rises. Turn off the unit, wait for a while, and turn it on again.
  • Page 50: Error Messages

    Error messages Message Check Refer to PLEASE INSERT MEMORY CARD! • To record, insert an SD card into the camera. page 26 • If a card is used for the first time after purchase or NEED TO FORMAT MEMORY has been used with other devices, it may need to be page 44 CARD.
  • Page 51 Message Check Refer to • The two passwords entered on the change password INCORRECT PASSWORD screen are different. Enter the same password in the – two fields. USE AC ADAPTER • When updating the firmware, connect the AC adapter. page 12 •...
  • Page 52: Lamp Status List

    Lamp Status List Status POWER (Camera) Record Power off Turns off – – Power off (Charging) Blinks slowly – – Power on (Activating) Lights Blinks – Power on (Activation completed) Lights – – Wireless/Wired disabled * – – Turns off Attempting connection * –...
  • Page 53: Resetting To The Factory Settings

    Resetting to the factory settings Deleting (Resetting) the connection information Reset all the unit settings to factory default. Select "COMMON SETTINGS" in "MANAGE". Delete the connection information stored in the unit. If the sub settings are not displayed, click "+" on the Press and hold the reset button of the camera for left of "MANAGE".
  • Page 54: Updating The Firmware

    Updating the firmware CAUTION • While updating the firmware, do not turn off the The firmware updater is sometimes uploaded to our power or remove the SD card. If the update fails, the website for operational improvement. unit may no longer be usable, e.g. the power can no (There is no notice on our website until the firmware longer be turned on.
  • Page 55: Specifications

    Specifications Camera Power supply Using the AC adapter: DC 5 V, Using a battery pack: DC 3.6 V Power consumption 4.2 W, Rated current consumption: 2 A Dimensions (mm) 73 x 48 x 90 (2 7/8'' x 1 15/16'' x 3 9/16'') (W × H × D) Mass Approx.
  • Page 56 Stream output format Stream 1 Stream 2 Video JPEG (640x360) Format 1 None Audio LPCM 16 kHz 16 bit 1 ch System MPEG-2 TS — Format 2 Video H.264 Main Profile (720x480) JPEG (640x360) Audio AAC 48 kHz 16 bit 2 ch LPCM 16 kHz 16 bit 1 ch System MPEG-2 TS...
  • Page 57 ©2012 JVC KENWOOD Corporation 1012HO-MW-VM...

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