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Preface This is the GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual for models GEC-DV-16FN, GEC-DV-16FP, GEC-DV-16SN, and GEC-DV-16SP. This document includes an overview of the product and detailed instructions explaining: • How to configure the camera through the camera menus. •...
User Manual Product overview The GE 16X PTZ cameras are designed for installation in an indoor/outdoor video surveillance system.The camera incorporates the digital signal processor, pan/tilt mechanism, a X16 zoom lens and an RS-485 communication interface in a compact enclosure.
Safety precautions Do not disassemble the camera. To prevent electric shock, do not remove the cover. The unit contains no user-serviceable parts. If the camera isn’t working properly, have it repaired at a qualified service center. Avoid placing the camera in direct sunlight. Do not aim the camera at bright objects. Whether the camera is in use or not, do not face it towards direct sunlight or other extremely bright objects.
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual Camera setup menu Table 1 shows the camera setup menu. Table 1. GE 16X PTZ Camera menu structure Camera Tour Clear all Tour1 shadow tour New tour Play tour Exposure Delete tour Auto Tour2 preset tour...
Menu navigation You can use the KTD-405/KTD-405A controller to setup and operate the GE 16X PTZ series cameras. You can use the setup menus to restore factory default settings, and to adjust the camera and system settings. Figure 1. KTD-405/KTD-405A Controller...
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual Accessing programming menus To access the programming menus using the keys on a KTD-405/KTD-405A keypad, do the following: 1. Switch the keypad to the camera site you want to program. 2. Press and hold the set button until Enter programming code displays.
Select YES to delete the current settings and reload the factory default settings. If you do this all tours, presets, and autopan are cleared. Exposure setting The exposure control for a GE 16X PTZ camera is controlled through three different settings that each affects the image exposure. To set the Exposure mode, do the following: 1.
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual 3. From EXPOSURE, select an Exposure mode Figure 4. EXPOSURE menu (Figure 4). The three Exposure mode settings are: AUTO. Use to compensate the exposure automatically with shutter, iris and AGC together. PARTIAL AUTO. If you fix the one of these settings manually, the other settings are automatically set to Auto mode.
Shutter setting To set the shutter speed manually, do the following: 1. From MAIN MENU, select CAMERA Figure 5. CAMERA MENU 1 MENU. 2. From CAMERA MENU 1, select EXPOSURE (Figure 5). 3. From EXPOSURE, select PARTIAL AUTO Figure 6. EXPOSURE menu (Figure 6).
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual IRIS setting To set the IRIS manually, do the following: 1. From MAIN MENU, select CAMERA Figure 8. CAMERA MENU 1 menu MENU. 2. From CAMERA MENU 1, select EXPOSURE (Figure 8). 3. From EXPOSURE, select MANUAL Figure 9.
AGC (automatic gain control) setting To set the AGC manually, do the following: 1. From MAIN MENU, select CAMERA Figure 11. CAMERA MENU 1 MENU. 2. From CAMERA MENU 1, select EXPOSURE (Figure 11). 3. From EXPOSURE, select MANUAL Figure 12. EXPOSURE menu (Figure 12).
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual Automatic white balance To set the white balance and monitor the color temperature automatically, do the following: 1. From the MAIN MENU, select CAMERA Figure 14. CAMERA MENU 1 menu MENU. 2. From CAMERA MENU 1, select WHITE BALANCE (Figure 14).
3. From WHITE BALANCE, select MANUAL Figure 17. WHITE BALANCE menu to manually adjust the hue value for white balance control (Figure 17). 4. From WBAL MANUAL, select RED GAIN Figure 18. WBAL MANUAL menu or BLUE GAIN to set the hue (0-60) for white balance control (Figure 18).
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual 3. From WHITE BALANCE, select INDOOR Figure 20. WHITE BALANCE menu to adjust the color temperature range. The proper white balance is approximately 3,200°K (Figure 20). Outdoor white balance To adjust the white balance for an outdoor setting, do the following: 1.
Special white balance You can select one preset white balance from a group of preset settings (0-99). Do the following: 1. From MAIN MENU, select CAMERA Figure 23. CAMERA MENU 1 MENU. 2. From CAMERA MENU 1, select WHITE BALANCE (Figure 23). 3.
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual Sharpness setting To adjust the sharpness of the image outline, do the following: 1. From MAIN MENU, select CAMERA Figure 26. CAMERA MENU 1 MENU. 2. From CAMERA MENU 1, select SHARPNESS (Figure 26).
3. From the BRIGHTNESS menu, select a value Figure 29. BRIGHTNESS menu from 0 to 99 (Figure 29). If you increase the brightness value, the image becomes brighter. If you decrease the brightness value, the image becomes darker. Note: The brightness setting can not be changed if the exposure setting is in Manual mode. Note: For Pelco P/D, use the joystick to increase or decrease the value.
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual Backlight setting You may improve the visibility of a dark image by adjusting the backlight setting. The backlight setting compensates for bright background lighting such as a spotlight. To adjust the backlight setting of an image, do the following: 1.
3. From NEGATIVE, select ON to view the Figure 35. NEGATIVE menu picture with reversed color and luminance. Select OFF to turn off the negative image feature (Figure 35). Zoom start position setting You may set the zoom start position of the camera. When you use the zoom feature, the zoom will always start at the selected zoom start position.
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual Zoom end position setting You may set the zoom end position of the camera. When you use the zoom feature, the zoom will always end at the selected zoom end position. To set a zoom end position, do the following 1.
3. From FLICKERLESS, select ON to remove Figure 41. FLICKERLESS menu the flicker, or select OFF to turn off the flicker function (Figure 41).
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual Shadow tours A shadow tour is a tour that the camera “learns” by recording your manual pan, tilt, and zoom operations. When programming a new shadow tour, you use a keypad to direct the camera through the desired PTZ movements.
2. To start recording a shadow tour, press the + side of the zoom, focus, or iris key. 3. Quickly move to the next step after the keypad beeps and the END SHADOW TOUR PROGRAMMING display appears. Note: You can press the , , or - keys to return to the normal operating display. 4.
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual Deleting a shadow tour To delete a shadow tour, do the following: 1. From MAIN MENU, select TOUR MENU. Figure 46. TOUR MENU 2. From TOUR MENU, select TOUR1 SHADOW TOUR (Figure 44). TOUR1 SHADOW TOUR...
Preset tours A preset tour is composed of a group of preset positions that the operator can link together in a sequence. Programming a preset tour To program a preset tour, do the following: 1. From MAIN MENU, select TOUR MENU. Figure 48.
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual 4. From EDIT PRESET TOUR1, navigate Figure 50. EDIT PRESET TOUR1 through and use the arrow buttons or joystick to set the POS (preset number), DW (dwell time) and SPD (speed) options (Figure 50).
3. From PRESET TOUR1, PRESET TOUR2, Figure 52. PRESET TOUR 1 menu PRESET TOUR3, or PRESET TOUR4 menu, select PLAY TOUR to play the tour (Figure 52). 4. Press the esc key to end the tour. Deleting a preset tour To delete a preset tour, do the following: 1.
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual Alarm menus The GE 16X PTZ camera has a terminal that can sense the alarm signals. The camera can be programmed to go to a preset with a signal from any connected alarm device. Setting alarms To set an alarm, do the following: 1.
Onscreen display Some onscreen items display every time the camera is operated, and then disappear after 5 seconds. Figure 58. Onscreen items Wide Optical zoom range Digital + optical zoom range Tele Current zoom level Table 2. Onscreen display Function OSD Format Description Current zoom...
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual Table 3. Zoom settings (continued) Zoom Optical zoom Digital zoom Zoom Optical zoom Digital zoom 2.625 2.688 2.75 2.813 2.875 2.938 1.063 1.125 3.063 1.188 3.125 1.25 3.188 1.313 3.25 1.375 3.313 1.438 3.375 3.438...
GE 16X PTZ Camera User Manual Specifications Table 4. GE 16X PTZ camera specifications Signal format NTSC, PAL Pickup device 1/4 in. Super HAD CCD Total pixels NTSC: 410K PAL: 470K Pickup device 1/4 in. Super HAD CCD S/N ratio...
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