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Chapter 3
Operating instructions
Summary
This chapter describes the how to control and navigate through the TVR 30's menus
and options.
Content
Control interfaces 10
Controlling the TVR 30 10
Front panel overview 11
Status LEDs 12
Using the mouse 12
Mouse toolbar 13
Using the IR remote control 16
Controlling multiple DVRs with one remote control 17
Operating modes 17
Main menu overview 18
Main menu commands 18
Using the main menu 19
Navigating through dialog screens 19
Using the virtual keyboard 20
Exiting the main menu 21
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  • Page 1 Controlling multiple DVRs with one remote control 17 Operating modes 17 Main menu overview 18 Main menu commands 18 Using the main menu 19 Navigating through dialog screens 19 Using the virtual keyboard 20 Exiting the main menu 21 TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 2: Control Interfaces

    Use the OK button to confirm a selection. Use the Esc button to cancel a selection. Mouse. Move the pointer to a command, option, or button on a screen. Click (with the left mouse button) to confirm a selection. Right-click to save and exit a screen. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 3: Front Panel Overview

    Use the Up or Down Arrow keys to change the value of a selected field. Press Enter to confirm the selection or display additional screens. USB ports Connect USB devices. CD/DVD drive Insert media for archiving. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 4: Status Leds

    Click the left mouse button to enter or confirm a selection. This is similar to pressing Enter button on the front panel. Click the right mouse button to the exit setup menus and save the settings. Use the scroll wheel to change values. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 5: Mouse Toolbar

    The device is recording an alarm event. The device is in sequence mode. The device’s front panel is locked. The device is in archive mode. Indicates the starting point of a video segment for archive while in playback mode. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 6 Toggles through the available multiscreen displays including full screen, four-screen, nine-screen, and 16-screen. Monitor Toggles between main and spot monitor. M indicates the main monitor is currently selected. S indicates the spot monitor is currently selected. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 7 Lets you archive video. Archives the video being played back while in playback mode. Launches PTZ mode. Play Plays back video instantly starting at one minute from the current date and time. Hides the function commands. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 8: Using The Ir Remote Control

    While in a setup menu, use the Left or Right Arrow keys to navigate through fields. Use the Up or Down Arrow keys to change the value of a selected field. Exit a screen or cancel a selection. DVR ID Switch control between different TVR 30 units. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 9: Controlling Multiple Dvrs With One Remote Control

    Table 7 below describes the various operating modes for the TVR 30. Table 7: TVR 30 operating modes Mode Description Live Displays live video from a specific camera. Sequence Displays live video in a programmed sequence of cameras. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 10: Main Menu Overview

    Table 8 below describes the commands available for each menu items. Table 8: Main menu commands Command Description Cameras Configures camera settings including motion detection, PTZ, video image adjustments, camera title, and copy settings to other cameras. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 11: Using The Main Menu

    Closing a screen, either by clicking the X button at the top right corner or by right- clicking, automatically saves and applies your changes. You cannot cancel or undo any changes you have entered in a dialog screen. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 12: Using The Virtual Keyboard

    Figure 8 on page 21. The virtual keyboard automatically displays when entering values in an edit box field. You can use the front panel, IR remote control, or USB mouse to enter characters with the virtual keyboard. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 13: Exiting The Main Menu

    4. When finished, click OK on the virtual keyboard to close the keyboard. Exiting the main menu Click Esc on the mouse toolbar (or right-click) or press Esc on the front panel or remote control to exit the main menu and return to live mode. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 14 Chapter 3: Operating instructions TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

    Using Quick Archive in live mode 34 Using the Archive screen in live mode 35 Archiving a video segment in playback mode 36 Using the DVR player 37 Logging off 38 Turning off the TVR 30 38 TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 16: Turning On The Tvr 30

    TVR 30 displays live video from cameras. The TVR 30 on-screen display presents information such as the camera title, the current operating mode, and the date and time information as shown in Figure 9 below. Figure 9: On screen display Camera title Mouse toolbar TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 17: Viewing In Full Screen

    2. While in live mode, press and hold a numeric key for two seconds on the front panel or remote control. 3. The spot monitor displays the corresponding camera in full screen. The spot monitor only supports full screen mode. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 18: Controlling The Spot Monitor

    “admin” as a user name with a password of 1234. You can modify the admin password but not the admin user name. GE Security recommends that you change the admin password once you have completed the installation and setup to protect against unauthorized access.
  • Page 19: Controlling A Ptz Camera

    PTZ control icons on the mouse toolbar. To enter PTZ mode, you must have PTZ control access privileges. The TVR 30’s support for Digiplex (GE RS-422) is limited. As a result, you may not Note: be able to control Digiplex domes with a multiplexer unless the camera’s output...
  • Page 20: Calling Up A Preset Ptz Point

    3. Click the Preset icon (or press 1 on the front panel or remote control) to access the Set/Go Preset function as shown in the figure below. 4. Enter a preset number. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 21: Exiting The Ptz Control Mode

    • Date and time • Events • Text (if a POS machine is connected) While in live or playback mode, click Search to display the Search menu as shown in Figure 13 on page 30. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 22 To search for recorded video using the Calendar Mode: 1. Click Search to display the Search screen. 2. Click Calendar Mode. The Calendar Mode screen displays as shown in the figure below. 3. Select a date from the Calendar. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 23 Alternatively, you can specify only one word string. Value. When searching by value, you can enter two numeric values to specify a range. You can search for videos with data containing values within or outside the TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 24 4. Click POS Search Result to display your search results. 5. Click a search result to play back the resulting video. Make sure the Transaction Overlay (POS) box in the Display screen is set to Note: include playback. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 25: Playback Controls

    When video is paused, use the left or right button to jump back to the previous frame or forward to the next frame. Exiting playback mode To exit playback mode, press Live or click the Live button on the mouse toolbar. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 26: Archiving Recorded Files

    TVR 30, the USB device takes precedence over the DVD. 2. Press the Archive button on the front panel or the remote control. The Quick Archive hint screen displays as shown in the figure below. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 27: Using The Archive Screen In Live Mode

    Use the Data Type option to select one of the following: Normal. Archive normal video only. Event. Archive event video only. Both. Archive both normal and event video types. 7. Select the events you want to archive, if required. a. Select the Choose Events option. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 28: Archiving A Video Segment In Playback Mode

    2. Press Archive to mark the start time of the video segment you want to archive. 3. Press Archive again to mark the end time of the video segment you want to archive. This segment is then archived to the media. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 29: Using The Dvr Player

    Good Signature, then the video has not been altered. To play back a local file previously saved from the DVR, click Local Playback in the Playback screen, and then click Open to browse for the local file. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...
  • Page 30: Logging Off

    To turn off or restart the unit: 1. Display the main menu. 2. Select System to display the System screen. 3. Select Shutdown. The Shutdown screen displays. 4. Select Restart to restart the unit or Shutdown to turn off the unit. TruVision DVR 30 User Manual...