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MatriVideo Command Center Lite User’s Guide Version 5.0.x

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Installation Steps........................................................................................................................ 1 Minimum System Requirements................................................................... 1 Install Command Center Lite ........................................................................ 1 Chapter 1

Understanding the Operational Environment ............................................... 1-1

1-1

Prepare for Running Command Center Lite Program .................................. 1-1

1-2

Run the Application....................................................................................... 1-2

1-3

Main Screen Overview ................................................................................. 1-3

1-4

Main Screen Introduction.............................................................................. 1-4 1-4-1

Working with the System Console Panel............................................. 1-4

1-4-1-1

Menu Buttons .............................................................................. 1-5

1-4-1-2

Camera Patterns and Tours ........................................................ 1-7

Changing the Camera Patterns ................................................................. 1-7 Activating the Camera Tour ....................................................................... 1-9 1-4-1-3

Volume Control.......................................................................... 1-10

Control the volume and Mute the sound ................................................. 1-10 1-4-1-4 1-4-2

System Date/Time..................................................................... 1-11 The Camera Tree Panel Overview .................................................... 1-12

1-4-2-1

Viewing the Camera Tree.......................................................... 1-13

Understanding the Video Recorder icon & Camera icon status .............. 1-13 Default Camera Tree (By Video Recorder).............................................. 1-14 1-4-2-2

Drag and Drop the Camera....................................................... 1-15

1-4-2-3

View Map from Camera / Group Icon........................................ 1-16

1-4-3

Viewing the Alarm Panel & Map Window........................................... 1-17

1-4-3-1

Active Alarm .............................................................................. 1-18

Viewing an Active Alarm .......................................................................... 1-18 Playing an Active Alarm Video ................................................................. 1-20 1-4-3-2

Alarm History............................................................................. 1-21

Searching a Historical Alarm ................................................................... 1-21 Playing a Historical Alarm ........................................................................ 1-23 1-4-3-3

Viewing the Log List .................................................................. 1-24

1-4-3-4

Viewing Local Events ................................................................ 1-25

1-5

Watching Video Clips.................................................................................. 1-26 1-5-1

Display Panel Introduction ................................................................. 1-26

1-5-2

Understanding the Display Panel ...................................................... 1-26

1-5-2-1

Understanding the Control Bar of the Display Panel ................ 1-27

1-5-2-2

Understanding the Floating Playback Panel ............................. 1-29

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Searching and Playing a Historical Video Clip .......................... 1-31

1-5-3

Understanding the Timeline Control Bar............................................ 1-32

1-5-4

Smart Search ..................................................................................... 1-34

1-5-5

Conducting the Advanced Smart Search........................................... 1-36

1-5-5-1

Quick Motion Detection Mode ................................................... 1-37

1-5-5-2

Intrusion Detection Mode .......................................................... 1-42

1-5-5-3

Crowd Density Measurement Mode.......................................... 1-48

1-5-5-4

Object Left/Removal Detection Mode ....................................... 1-52

1-5-6

Trigger Manual Recording ................................................................. 1-57

1-5-7

Snapshot an Image and Print Snapshot ............................................ 1-58

1-5-8

Downloading a Video to a File ........................................................... 1-59

1-5-9

Playing a Video from a File ................................................................ 1-62

1-5-10

Switch to Live Video........................................................................... 1-65

1-5-11

Digital PTZ ......................................................................................... 1-66

1-5-11-1

Pan & Tilt .......................................................................... 1-68

1-5-11-2

Zoom in / Zoom out .......................................................... 1-69

1-5-11-3

Close Digital PTZ.............................................................. 1-70

1-5-12

Disconnect the Video ......................................................................... 1-71

1-5-13

Two-Way Audio Support .................................................................... 1-72

1-5-14

Controlling the On-Screen Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) Camera.......... 1-74

1-5-14-1

Zoom In & Zoom Out ........................................................ 1-75

1-5-14-2

Pan & Tilt .......................................................................... 1-76

1-5-14-3

Controlling the PTZ Auto Pan........................................... 1-78

1-5-14-4

Controlling the PTZ Presets ............................................. 1-80

Activating a Preset................................................................................... 1-80 Programming a Preset:............................................................................ 1-82 1-5-14-5

Preset Tour ....................................................................... 1-83

1-5-14-6

Controlling the PTZ Focus................................................ 1-84

1-5-14-7

Controlling the PTZ DO Auxiliary Output Points............... 1-86

1-5-14-8

Controlling the PTZ Menu ................................................ 1-87

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nCCTV ........................................................................................................ 1-89 1-6-1

Understanding the nCCTV Control Window ...................................... 1-89

1-6-2

Show the Camera Image ................................................................... 1-90

1-6-3

Change the Layout............................................................................. 1-91

1-6-4

nCCTV Selection ............................................................................... 1-92

1-6-5

Run the nCCTV Pattern & Tour.......................................................... 1-93

1-6-5-1

Run the Patterns ....................................................................... 1-93

1-6-5-2

Run the Tours ............................................................................ 1-94

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Use the nCCTV function buttons ....................................................... 1-95

1-6-7

Set the DSP Display on the nCCTV .................................................. 1-96

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Command Center Lite System Setup ........................................................... 2-1

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Command Center Lite System Setup ........................................................... 2-2 2-1-1

Setting the Alarm Sound ...................................................................... 2-2

2-1-2

Time Synchronization .......................................................................... 2-3

2-1-3

Video Display Setting........................................................................... 2-4

2-1-3-1

Hide Control Buttons for Live Display ......................................... 2-4

2-1-3-2

Preserve the Original Video Aspect Ratio ................................... 2-5

2-1-3-3

Hide No Access Camera ............................................................. 2-6

2-1-3-4

Save Snapshot ............................................................................ 2-7

2-1-4

Set the DSP Video Display on Screen................................................. 2-8

2-1-5

Configure a User Defined Program ..................................................... 2-9

2-1-6

Authentication .................................................................................... 2-10

2-2

Subscribe a Video Recorder....................................................................... 2-11 2-2-1

Add a Video Recorder........................................................................ 2-11

2-2-2

Delete a Video Recorder.................................................................... 2-13

2-3

Camera Patterns ........................................................................................ 2-14 2-3-1

Add a Camera Pattern ....................................................................... 2-14

2-3-2

Delete a Camera Pattern ................................................................... 2-16

2-3-3

Modify a Camera Pattern ................................................................... 2-17

2-4

Camera Tours ............................................................................................. 2-19 2-4-1

Add a Camera Tour............................................................................ 2-19

2-4-2

Delete a Camera Tour........................................................................ 2-21

2-4-3

Modify a Camera Tour........................................................................ 2-22

2-5

Camera Tree Builder .................................................................................. 2-24 2-5-1

Add Location Group Node ................................................................. 2-24

2-5-2

Delete Location Group & Camera Node ............................................ 2-27

2-5-3

Link a Map ......................................................................................... 2-29

2-5-4

Rename Group Node......................................................................... 2-31

2-5-5

Set the Node Order............................................................................ 2-33

2-6

Map Builder................................................................................................. 2-35 2-6-1

Add a Map.......................................................................................... 2-35

2-6-2

Delete a Map...................................................................................... 2-41

2-6-3

Modify a Map ..................................................................................... 2-42

2-7

Subscribe Monitor....................................................................................... 2-44 2-7-1

Add an nCCTV Monitor...................................................................... 2-44

2-7-2

Delete an nCCTV Monitor.................................................................. 2-46

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Remote Video Recorder Setup..................................................................... 3-1

3-1

Video Recorder System Setup ..................................................................... 3-1 3-1-1

Change the Name and the Video Format of the Video Recorder........ 3-1

3-1-2

Change the On Screen Display ........................................................... 3-2

3-1-3

Enable Hardware Watchdog ................................................................ 3-3

3-1-4

Set the Log & Alarm Data .................................................................... 3-4

3-1-5

Remotely Control the Video Recorder ................................................. 3-5

3-1-5-1

Shutdown the Video Recorder .................................................... 3-5

3-1-5-2

Reboot the Video Recorder......................................................... 3-6

3-1-5-3

Restart the Video Recorder Service............................................ 3-7

3-2

Camera Setup............................................................................................... 3-8 3-2-1

Set a Camera....................................................................................... 3-8

3-2-1-1

Analog Camera ........................................................................... 3-8

3-2-1-2

IP Camera ................................................................................. 3-10

3-2-1-3

PTZ Camera.............................................................................. 3-12

3-2-2

Adjust the Image ................................................................................ 3-16

3-2-3

Adjust the Motion ............................................................................... 3-17

3-2-4

Set the Video Stream ......................................................................... 3-21

3-3

Set the I/O Device Module.......................................................................... 3-23 3-3-1

Add A Remote I/O Module ................................................................. 3-23

3-3-2

Add an Internal I/O Module (Optional) ............................................... 3-27

3-3-3

Delete an I/O Module ......................................................................... 3-31

3-3-4

Modify a Remote I/O Module ............................................................. 3-32

3-3-5

Modify an Internal I/O Module (Optional)........................................... 3-33

3-4

Recording Setup ......................................................................................... 3-34 3-4-1

Configure a Scheduled Recording..................................................... 3-34

3-4-2

Delete a Schedule Recording ............................................................ 3-37

3-4-3

Modify a Schedule Recording............................................................ 3-38

3-4-4

Apply the Current Setting to All Cameras .......................................... 3-40

3-4-5

Advanced Setup................................................................................. 3-41

3-5

Set Up an Alarm or Event ........................................................................... 3-45 3-5-1

Set Up the Alarm................................................................................ 3-45

3-5-1-1

Trigger a Camera Alarm ............................................................ 3-45

3-5-1-2

Action Configuration of a Camera Alarm................................... 3-47

Set the Alarm Instructions:....................................................................... 3-47 Set an E-mail Notification. ....................................................................... 3-48 Set a D/O control: .................................................................................... 3-50 3-5-1-3

Trigger a D/I Alarm .................................................................... 3-51

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Action Configuration of a D/I Alarm ........................................... 3-52

Trigger a D/O Control .............................................................................. 3-53 Send an e-Mail Notification:..................................................................... 3-54 Control a PTZ Preset ............................................................................... 3-55 3-5-2

Set the Event ..................................................................................... 3-56

3-5-2-1

Trigger a Camera Event ............................................................ 3-56

3-5-2-2

Action Configuration of a Camera Event................................... 3-57

Launch a Recording................................................................................. 3-57 Trigger a D/O Control .............................................................................. 3-57 Send an e-Mail Notification...................................................................... 3-59 Control a PTZ Preset ............................................................................... 3-60 3-5-2-3

Trigger a D/I Event .................................................................... 3-61

3-5-2-4

Action Configuration of a D/I Event ........................................... 3-62

Launch a Recording................................................................................. 3-62 Trigger a D/O Control .............................................................................. 3-63 Send an e-mail notification ...................................................................... 3-64 Control a PTZ Preset ............................................................................... 3-65 Chapter 4

Archive Server Setup.................................................................................... 4-1

4-1

Archive Server System Setup....................................................................... 4-1 4-1-1

Change the name and the video type of the video recorder................ 4-1

4-1-2

Change the On Screen Display ........................................................... 4-3

4-1-3

Enable Hardware Watchdog ................................................................ 4-4

4-1-4

Log Settings & Alarm Data................................................................... 4-5

4-1-5

Remotely Control the Archive Server................................................... 4-6

4-1-5-1

Shutdown Video Recorder .......................................................... 4-6

4-1-5-2

Reboot the Archive Server .......................................................... 4-7

4-1-5-3

Restart the Archive Server Service ............................................. 4-8

4-2

Camera Setup............................................................................................... 4-9 4-2-1 4-2-1-1

Setup a Camera................................................................................... 4-9 Camera Setup ............................................................................. 4-9

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Installation Steps Minimum System Requirements Thank you for purchasing MatriVideo products. To install Command Center Lite, the computer must have the minimum system requirements for basic performance:

CPU

Intel Pentium 4 or Above

Memory

1 GB or Above

Operation System

Supported Resolution

Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista 1024x768, 1280x800, 1280x1024,

1400x1050,

1600x1200, 1680x1050 DirectX 9.0c

Others

Speakers (Optional for Alarm Sound) Microphone (Optional for Two-way Audio Feature)

Install Command Center Lite To install Command Center Lite, please follow the steps outlines below: 1. You can run the Setup program from the CD or download it from the website. Double click the program setup icon to launch the installation process.

2. An installation wizard will guide you through the installation process. You can click ‘Cancel’ to terminate the installation process at any time. 3. On the welcome screen, click ‘Next’ to continue, or click ‘Cancel’ to stop. 4. Click ‘Next’. 5. Change the default installation directory if necessary. Click ‘Next >’ to continue. 6. Click ‘Install’ to begin the installation. 7. The installation wizard displays the progress bar. Wait until the installation process is complete. Instek Digital Copyright @ 2009

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8. The installation process is completed. Click ‘Finish’ to close the installation wizard. a.

Run the Command Center Lite software. During the first run, you will be asked to subscribe (or add) the video recorder (DVR, NVR or Archive Server) to the video recorder subscription list.

b.

Enter the IP address, Command Port, Live Port and the Playback Port of the video recorder(DVR, NVR or Archive Server). Command Port: 80 Live Port: 3514 Playback Port: 60006

NOTE: Do not change these port numbers when connecting the video recorder to a LAN network. Also ensure that these port numbers are not blocked on your router.

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Chapter 1

Understanding the Operational Environment

MatriVideo™ Command Center Lite is designed for the users who do not require the full operation features with triple monitors of Command Center, or for those who do not have enough desk space to hold triple monitors. And most of all, it is designed for the remote users who are away from Commend Center, either traveling on the road, maintaining the system off hours, or simply viewing the view occasionally.

1-1 Prepare for Running Command Center Lite Program Adjust the Windows OS time and time zone. From the Start menu of Windows, navigate to the Control Panel > Region and Language > Regional Options > Customization > Modify the format of ‘Date’ and ‘Time’ > Remember to press ‘Apply’. The changes make the OSD (On Screen Display) of live and play-back video stream identical with the computer.

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1-2 Run the Application To start Command Center Lite application, follow the steps outlined below:

1. Double click the Command Center Lite icon on the desktop.

Figure 1-1 Login Screen 2. When the login dialogue appears, input the account name and the password. The default username is: admin and the default password is: id. (Fig. 1-1) 3. Click ‘Login’. If the account name and the password are both correct, the application will continue to load. (Or click ‘Cancel’ to exit the application.)

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1-3 Main Screen Overview The Command Center Lite application shares a similar user interface as Command Center and Command Center Lite. The application can easily be installed and run from a user laptop or desktop. Once the user is logged into the application, the main screen will appear below:

Figure 1-2 Main Screen The main screen consists of 4 parts: 1

System Console Panel

2

Camera Tree Panel

3

Alarm, History, Log list and Local Event

4

Display Panel NOTE: Due to version modifications, some screenshots in this manual may be different.

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1-4 Main Screen Introduction The main screen is composed of three panels: System Console Panel, Camera Tree Panel, and the Operation Panel (Including the Map Window).

1-4-1

Working with the System Console Panel

The system Console panel provides tools for setting up and operating Command Center Lite.

Figure 1-3 System Console Panel The system console panel consists of 4 parts: (1) Menu Buttons (2) Camera Patterns and Tours Panel (3) Volume Control and the (4) System Date and Time. (Fig 1-3)

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Menu Buttons

There are five menu buttons: Command Center Setup, Remote Video Recorder Setup, Switch to Playback Mode, Run External Program(s), and Exit.

For additional information about each button, refer to the instructions below:

Figure 1-4 Main Buttons

1. Command Center Lite Setup Click on the Command Center Lite Setup button (

) and enter the configuration panel of

Command Center Lite. There are seven functional tabs: Command Center System, Subscribe Video Recorder, Camera Pattern, Camera Tour, Tree Builder, Map Builder and Subscribe Monitor. For more details, please refer to Chapter 2 – ‘Command Center Lite Setup’.

2. User Account Setup Click User Account Setup (

)to create the user accounts, and set up the authentication

rights for accessing video recorders, cameras, PTZ Control and IO devices. For more detail, please contact Instek Digital.

3. Switch to Playback Mode

Click ‘Switch to Playback Player” (

). Four display panels with advanced operational

buttons appear on the working panel (Refer to Figure 1-5). For a more detailed explanation on the extended buttons, refer to the Section 1-4-2-2 ‘Understanding the Floating Playback Panel

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Figure 1-5 Switch to the ‘Playback Player’ Button

4. Run External Program Users can run selected programs on top of the Command Center Lite application. Follow the steps outlined below: a. Click the ‘Run External Program’ button (

), and a sub-menu will appear.

b. Select the program from the sub-menu to run that particular application. NOTE: Prior to running external programs, the users need to pre-define the external programs and their executable path under Command Center Lite setup. 5. Exit Click the Exit button (

1-6

) to exit the Command Center Lite Application.

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Camera Patterns and Tours

The camera pattern icons and tours panel provide users with the option to change the camera layouts and activate the camera tours functionality. Changing the Camera Patterns A camera pattern defines the cameras that will display on the working panel. To change a camera pattern, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-6 Changing the Camera Patterns 1

Select one of the four default camera patterns. The camera pattern will change accordingly.

2

You may also select the customized camera pattern from the drop down menu.

3

Double click on the active display panel to switch back to the 1Ă—1 pattern. Click on the panel again to switch back to the original pattern.

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Chapter 1 Understanding the Operation Environment NOTE: Command Center Lite has four available camera patterns:

1x1 Layout: display 1x1 layout

2x2 Layout: display 2x2 layout

3x3 Layout: display 3x3 layout

3x3 Layout: display 3x3 layout

For more detailed information about the setting up the camera patterns, please refer to the Section – ‘Camera Patterns’.

TIP: Click the

icon and the Command Center Lite

application will switch to full screen mode. Press the ESC key to exit the full screen mode.

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Chapter 1 Understanding the Operation Environment Activating the Camera Tour A camera tour is a continuous view of pre-defined cameras, grouped by selected patterns. Refer to the following illustration:

Figure 1-7 Camera Tour Illustration When a camera tour is set, the display panels show the configured patterns in order. (Fig. 1-7) To activate a camera tour, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-8 Selecting a camera tour 1

Click on the camera tour drop-down menu.

2

Select the pre-defined camera tour from the drop down menu.

3

Click on the toggle tour button

4

The working panel changes the display patterns periodically based on the selected

to start the tour.

camera tour. 5

Click the toggle tour button

again to stop the tour. The working panel preserves the

camera layout when the camera tour is stopped.

NOTE: For more information on the camera tour set up, please refer to section ‘Camera Tours’.

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Volume Control

To control the Command Center Lite application volume, locate the speaker volume control on the System Console Panel. (Fig. 1-9)

Figure 1-9 Volume Control in the Main Screen

Control the volume and Mute the sound If the video has an audio input, Command Center Lite (only in 1x1 or 2x2 pattern) can play the sound from the speaker. To control the speaker volume, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-10 Maximizing the Volume 1

Drag the triangle pointer to control the speaker volume. Move the pointer to the right side to increase the volume. Move the pointer to the left side to decrease the volume. (Fig. 1-10)

2

Click the Mute Toggle button to turn off the sound. The button grays out. (Fig. 1-11)

Figure 1-11 Mute the sound 3

Click the Mute Toggle button

1-10

again to turn on the sound.

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System Date/Time

The system date/time panel is located in the lower right corner of the system console panel. The system time corresponds with the time of the Synchronous Time Server. (Fig. 1-12)

Figure 1-12 System Time Display Tip: The time format corresponds with default time format of Windows. To change the format, click Start -> Setting -> control panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Regional Options and change the time format.

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The Camera Tree Panel Overview

The camera tree panel displays the subscribed remote video recorders and the cameras that are linked to the video recorder. By making use of the camera tree, users can monitor the status of the video recorders and the cameras. Users may also drag and drop a camera icon from the camera tree to the display panel to view live video. (Fig. 1-13)

Figure 1-13 Camera Tree Panel

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Viewing the Camera Tree

Understanding the Video Recorder icon & Camera icon status The status of the Video Recorder and the Camera can easily be observed on the basis of their icons: Video Recorder icon status

Online

Connecting

Offline

Video Recorder (hDVR, NVR) Archive Server Table 1-A. Icon status of the Video Recorder Camera icon status

General Camera

PTZ Camera

(Analog & IP)

Camera of Archive Server

Normal Alarm

X

Recording Recording & Alarm

X

Video Loss No access rights Table 1-B. Icon status of the Analog and PTZ cameras NOTE: Cameras without authorization will be hidden in the camera tree if the ‘Hide No Access Camera’ functionality is set. (See section ‘Hide No Access Camera’.)

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Chapter 1 Understanding the Operation Environment Default Camera Tree (By Video Recorder) The default camera tree displays all the subscribed remote video recorder(s), the archive server(s), and their respective cameras. When a subscribed remote video recorder (hDVR) or an archive server is connected, the camera tree displays the online icon, the IP address, and the name of the video recorder/archive server. If (hDVR or archive server) is not connected, the camera tree displays the offline icon. If Command Center Lite cannot establish a successful connection with the video recorder or the archive server, the application will retry the connection until the connection is successful. During this time, the camera tree will display the connecting icon. If the connection of the subscribed remote video recorder (hDVR) or archive server is unsuccessful after repeated attempts, the camera tree will display disconnected icon. Right click on the offline icon to reconnect the video recorder or the archive server.

To check the camera status, use the plus sign [+] to expand the camera tree, and use the minus sign [-] to shrink the camera tree.

Figure 1-14 Default Camera Tree and the Status Icon of the Video Recorder NOTE: The video recorder with an external address is connected by WAN. To add an hDVR in a WAN environment, refer to the Section ‘Subscribe Video Recorder’.

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Drag and Drop the Camera

To drag and drop the camera is an important feature of Command Center Lite. To view live video from the camera, the users can refer to the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-15 1

Drag & Drop the camera

Select a camera from the camera tree by a single click of your mouse. The camera name is highlighted.

2

Hold down your mouse button and drag the camera (icon or name) to a display panel.

3

Release your mouse button over the display panel to drop the camera.

4

The display panel will play the live video automatically.

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View Map from Camera / Group Icon

When a camera or group is linked to a map, it displays the map in the map window. To view the map linked to a camera/group, follow the steps outlined below:

1

Right click the target camera and click ‘View Map’. (Or simply click the group icon.)

2

The map window shows the corresponding map. NOTE: To view live video from the camera, double click on the camera icon on the map.

NOTE: For more details about setting up the map, refer to the Section 2-6 ’Map Builder’.

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Viewing the Alarm Panel & Map Window

The alarm panel and map window are on the right side of the Main Screen. The alarm panel shows the active alarm list. The map window shows the full map for any specific cameras. See the following topics for illustration.

Figure 1-17 The Alarm panel and Map Window 1. The Map Window 2. The Alarm Panel

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Active Alarm

Viewing an Active Alarm The alarm panel shows a list of all the active alarms. To view an active alarm, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-18 View an Active Alarm 1

Click on the ‘Active Alarm’ tab.

2

Select an active alarm from the alarm list. Double click to open the alarm. NOTE: Refer to the table below for attribute descriptions of the active alarm list.

NOTE: The alarm list will display 6 active alarms simultaneously.

Attribute

Description

Date/Time

The date and time the alarm was generated.

Recorder

The name and the IP address of the video recorder that generates

(Name/IP)

the alarm.

Source

The camera name or I/O device name that generates alarm.

Type

The alarm type, including: Motion – generated from a moving image DI – generated from the DI/DO module API – generated from an associated device VLoss – generated from a video loss

Pri

Alarm priority, 1(High) ~ 99(Low)

Status

Alarm status with two conditions: New: The alarm is new. No one has reviewed the details. In-Progress: The alarm detail has been noticed. A personnel is reviewing the alarm. Table 1-C. Attribute Descriptions of the Active Alarm List.

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Figure 1-19 Active Alarm Detail Message 3

An active alarm detail window pops up. The items in the active alarm detail window are: (1) Date/Time: The date and time that the alarm is generated (2) Priority: Alarm priority level, from 1(the highest) to 99(the lowest) (3) Video Recorder: The name of the video recorder that generates the alarm. (4) Source: The camera that generates the alarm. (5) Alarm Type: The alarm type. (6) Status: The alarm status. (7) Ack date/time: The date and time that the alarm was acknowledged. (8) Owner: The user that acknowledges the alarm. (9) Description: Detailed description about the cause of the alarm. (10)Alarm instruction: Brief instruction(s) for post-alarm actions.

4. Alarm reference column for additional notes/feedback. 5. Double-click the associated video to watch the video associated with the alarm. 6. Click ‘Alarm Ack’ to acknowledge the alarm, or click ‘Ack All’ to acknowledge all alarms. The alarms will move to the historical alarm list. Or click ‘Close’ to close the detail window. In this case, the alarm is still listed in the active alarm list 7. Click ‘’ or ‘’ buttons to view the detail of the previous alarm or the next alarm. NOTE: For more information about setting up the alarm description and instruction, refer to the Section ‘Set Up An Alarm & Event’. IMPORTANT: Press the alarm [Ack] button when the alarm has been completely cleared; otherwise, press [Close] to allow the next personnel to continue with the alarm operations. Instek Digital Copyright @ 2009

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Chapter 1 Understanding the Operation Environment Playing an Active Alarm Video To play an active alarm video, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-20 Play an Active Alarm Video 1

Click the ‘Active Alarm’ tab. (Fig. 1-20)

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Select an active alarm entry from the active alarm list, and double click the alarm to view the alarm detail.

Figure 1-21 Active Alarm Detail Window 3

An active alarm detail window will appear. Click on the video clip in the associated video list.

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Drag the alarm text and drop the text on the video display panel to facilitate playback. Alternatively, the user can also double click the alarm text for playback. (Fig. 1-21) TIP: Before playing the video, check the duration. If the duration value is ‘N/A’, it means that the recording is not complete.

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Alarm History

When an alarm is acknowledged, it becomes a historical alarm and is saved in the historical alarm database. By clicking on the alarm history tab, users may search and review a historical alarm, and play the recorded video associated with the alarm. Searching a Historical Alarm To search and review a historical alarm, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-22 Search a Historical Alarm 1

Click on the ‘Alarm History’ tab in the operation panel.

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Select the video recorder and the start date/time from the video search panel at the bottom.

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Set the duration of the search. The application will search for all alarms during the specified duration. The duration drop-down menu presents you with three options: Day(s), Hour(s), and Minute(s).

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Press the search button to start the search process

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Once the search is complete, the system will prompt the user with a message. If alarms were found, the system will prompt with the message ‘Search Completed’. If no alarms were found, then the system will prompt with the message: ‘No alarm entry is found’.

Press ‘OK’ to close the message window.

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Double click a historical alarm entry to review the alarm details.

Figure 1-23 Historical Alarm Detail Window

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Figure 1-24 Play a Historical Alarm Video 1

Open the historical alarm detail window.

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Check the duration field and ensure that the value is not ‘N/A’.

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Drag and drop the highlighted text field to the display panel, to play the video.

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Viewing the Log List

The log list shows all recorded actions on system operations and configurations as well as the users that undertook those actions. To view a log list, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-25 View the Log List 1

Click on the ‘Log List’ Tab in the operational panel.

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In the search bar located at the bottom of the operation panel, select the video recorder and the start date/time.

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Set the duration to limit the range of the search

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Press the search button to start the search process.

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After the search is complete, a ‘Search Completed’ message will be displayed. Press OK to review the log list.

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The log list will appear.

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Viewing Local Events

The local event list shows all the events of the system, such as login errors, etc. To view the local events, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-26 View Local Event 1

Click the ‘Local Event’ Tab in the operational panel.

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The ‘Local Event’ shows all the system events. TIP: To delete all events on the list, click the ‘Delete All’ button.

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Display Panel Introduction

The display panel is an interface that plays both live and historical video. Display panels offer the functionality to display both live and historical video clips simultaneously without changing the mode.

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Understanding the Display Panel

There are four display panels within the working panel. The panel with the blue banner is the active panel that provides user with advanced control functionality as well as the PTZ control functionality.

Figure 1-27 Icons on the Active Panel: (1) Speaker (2) PTZ Camera Control in Live View Mode

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Understanding the Control Bar of the Display Panel

The control bar is located at the bottom of every display panel. There are 12 buttons on the control bar: play, reverse play, fast forward & backward, play by frames, slow motion play, pause, stop, image snapshot, live mode switch and extended buttons switch.

Figure 1-28 Control Bar on Video Player Window 1. Rewind 2. Reverse Play (Frame by Frame) 3. Reverse 4. Pause 5. Stop 6. Play 7. Play (Frame by Frame) 8. Fast Forward 9. Live Video 10. Image Snapshot 11. Print Snapshot 12. Slow Motion Switch 13. Extended Buttons Switch NOTE: When the slow motion switch is active, the playback speed is in slow mode. There are four rates: 1x, 1/2x, 1/4x, and 1/8x.Click the button again to set a slower speed. Click the

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NOTE: Buttons with the red border indicates that the mode is enabled.

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Understanding the Floating Playback Panel

Move the mouse towards an active display panel with the “Extended Buttons Switch” enabled. The floating playback buttons will appear. The floating playback buttons provide the user with advanced playback functionality. There are a total of 13 extended buttons. Refer to the description below. (Fig. 1-29)

Figure 1-29

Extended Buttons

1. Play a video from a saved file 2. Reverse the video clip by 10 minutes 3. Reverse the video clip by 5 minutes 4. Reverse the video clip by 1 minute 5. Reverse the video clip by 30 seconds 6. Forward the video clip by 30 seconds 7. Forward the video clip by 1 minute 8. Forward the video clip by 5 minutes 9. Forward the video clip by 10 minutes 10. Search the video clip. (Refer to Section ‘Searching and playing a historical video clip’.) 11. Threshold setting for Smart Search. 12. Searching jump setting for Smart Search. Instek Digital Copyright @ 2009

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Chapter 1 Understanding the Operation Environment 13. Smart Search button (Refer to Section 1-4-4 ‘Smart Search’ for detailed information.) TIP: Press the ‘PgUp’ key in an active display panel to zoom into the image, or press the ‘PgDn’ key to zoom out of the image. Use the arrow keys to move the focus if the image is enlarged.

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Searching and Playing a Historical Video Clip

To search and play a historical video clip, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-30 Video Search Panel 1

From the drop down menu, select the start date.

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Set the start time of the search.

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Click on the ‘Search’ button.(Button resembles a magnifying glass)

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If the video clip exists, the display panel will play the clip automatically.

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Understanding the Timeline Control Bar

The timeline Control Bar is located at the bottom of the working panel. The Control Bar provides users with recording information of the video clips. The information includes recording status, alarms and events, and manual recording. See the following descriptions:

Figure 1-31 Timeline Control Bar 1. Recording Status (indicated with a green bar) 2. Alarms / Events (indicated with a red block) 3. Video Loss (indicated with a blank block) 4. Manual recording (indicated with an orange block) 5. Indicator (indicated with a grey-triangle icon) 6. Status Bar 7. Time Axis

When users are unsure about the start position of the video clip, the four buttons indicated on the right of the timeline control bar are useful. Utilizing the four buttons, users can easily locate the target video clip. Refer to the description outlined below:

Figure 1-32 Four buttons to adjust the timeline 1. Zoom-in button: increase the interval of the time axis to show more detailed information of the video clip. 2. Zoom-out button: decrease the interval of the time axis to show the overall information of the video clip. 3. Backward button: shift the starting point of the time axis to a previous duration. 4. Forward button: shift the starting point of the time axis to the next duration. TIP: After clicking the Control Bar, a user may use the mouse scroll wheel to either increase or decrease the interval.

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TIP: Drag and drop the Control Bar indicator to change the playing position. Double click on any position on the time line that indicates recording. The display panel starts playback from that position.

Figure 1-33 Control Bar Status and Indicator

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Smart Search

Smart search is an intelligent functionality for post event search. The functionality, also commonly referred to as museum search, focuses on a specific area of the recorded video and identifies the time that the object moved. It helps the users track down an unpredictable event which was not marked as an alarm/ event during the video recording.

To trigger smart search, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-34 Set the Smart Search 1. Right click on the display panel. 2. A menu pops up. Select the option ‘Set SmartSearch area’. The mouse cursor becomes a cross. 3. Draw a rectangular area on the image. 4. Click on the Smart Search button (

) to start.

5. When a difference in the image is located, a ‘Search hit…’ message will appear and the display panel will be frozen. Click the ‘Smart Search’ button again to find the next difference in the image. TIP: To step up the search speed, click the ‘Fast Forward’ button first and then click the ‘SmartSearch’ button. The system will perform the searches more quickly. Click the ‘Fast Forward’ button again to change the search speed. Click the ‘Reverse’ button to search the video in reverse. Click the ‘Rewind’ button to search the video in reverse, in a faster speed.

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Figure 1-35 Cancel Smart Search NOTE: To fine tune the smart search functionality, set the two optional fields on the left-hand side of the ‘Smart Search’ buttons. Threshold: specify the image difference ratio. Specifying a lower value stops the search when the engine finds minor difference in the image and vice versa. For example, if the object in question sticks out more in comparison with background, the set the value at a higher level. Otherwise, set the value at a lower level. Jump: Specify the searching interval (by second). With a higher value, the system searches fewer images recorded on the hDVR, and vice versa. For example, if the movement is faster, like the act of stealing a necklace, set the value lower. Otherwise, set the value higher.

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Conducting the Advanced Smart Search

The advanced smart search functionality helps the user search for specific events in a historical video clip. The search algorithm helps the user find the image changes in a specific area and marks the changes on the timeline control bar.

There are four modes of advanced smart search. They are: 1. Quick Motion Detection (by Regions) 2. Intrusion Detection (by Tripwires / Regions) 3. Crowd Density Measurement (by Regions) 4. Object Left/Removal Detection (by Regions)

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Quick Motion Detection Mode

The quick motion detection mode searches for quick motion events in the specific area(s) of a historical movie clip. The video must be in playback mode before attempting to use this functionality. Refer to the illustration below:

Figure 1-36 Quick Motion Detection Mode 1. Switch to the playback mode. A single click on the display panel will set the panel as the active panel. In the video search panel, set the start time and click the ‘Search’ button. (Refer to the section 1-4-2-3 ‘Searching and playing a historical video clip’.)

2. Right click on the active display panel and select ‘Start Advanced SmartSearch’.

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4. In the scenario dialogue, choose ‘Quick Motion Detection (by Regions)’ from the list and press ‘OK’.

5. From the dialogue box ‘Creating region(s) for quick motion detection’, choose either the rectangular or irregular dragging tool on left-hand side. If the rectangular tool is chosen, draw a rectangular area on the image.

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If the irregular tool is chosen, hold down your mouse button and draw a closed area on the image.

6. A dialogue box will appear: ‘Maximal and Minimal Object Size Settings’. The minimal object size constraint can be selected by checking the box ‘min size’. A red colored rectangle appears on the image. Drag the bottom right hand corner of the red rectangle to set the size.

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8. The search region and the object size filters will appear on the image. Repeat steps 5-7 if multiple regions of search are required.

9. Click ‘OK’ to continue.

10. The search process starts and a progress message is shown on the display panel.

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12. Move the control bar indicator to display the results.

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Intrusion Detection Mode

The intrusion detection mode searches for an intrusion event in the specific area(s) of a historical video clip. The video must be in playback mode before attempting to use this functionality. Refer to the illustration below:

Figure 1-37 Intrusion Detection Mode 1. Switch to the playback mode. A single click on the display panel will set the panel as the active panel. From the video search panel, set the start time and click the ‘Search’ button. (Refer to the section 1-4-2-3 ‘Searching and playing a historical video clip’.)

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2. Right click on the active display panel and select the option ‘Start Advanced SmartSearch’.

3. Set the search duration in the ‘Search duration’ dialogue box and click ‘OK’.

4. From the scenario selection, choose the option ‘Intrusion Detection (by Tripwires/Regions)’ from the list and press ‘OK’.

5. From the dialogue box ‘Creating Line(s) and Region(s) for Intrusion Detection’, select one of the three dragging tools – tripwire, rectangle or irregular. If the rectangular tool is chosen, draw a rectangular area of interest on the image. If the irregular tool is chosen, hold down Instek Digital Copyright @ 2009

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If the tripwire tool is chosen, draw a line of interest on the image. The ‘Choosing Directions’ dialogue box will appear. Check the box to select the specified direction of search and click ‘OK’ to continue.

6. Next, the ‘Specifying Alarm Parameter’ dialogue box will appear. Set the trigger time of the intrusive object in the detection region and press ‘OK’.

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8. The maximum object size constraint can be selected by checking the box ‘Max size’. A blue colored rectangle appears on the image. Drag the bottom right hand corner of the blue rectangle to set the size. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialogue box.

9. The search region and the object size filters will appear on the image. Repeat steps 5-8 if multiple regions of search are required.

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Click ‘OK’ to continue.

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Note: To terminate the search process, right click on the active display panel and select the option ‘Stop Advanced SmartSearch’. 12. When the search process is complete, a ‘Search Complete’ message will appear on the display panel. All search results are marked on the timeline control bar.

13. Move the control bar indicator to review the results.

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Crowd Density Measurement Mode

The Crowd Density Measurement mode searches the Crowd Density in a specific area of a historical video clip. The video must be in playback mode before attempting this operation. Refer to the illustration below:

Figure 1-38 Crowd Density Measurement Mode 1. Switch to the playback mode. Click on the display panel to set it as an active panel. In the video search panel, set the start time and click the ‘Search’ button. (Refer to the section 1-4-2-3 ‘Searching and playing a historical video clip’.)

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4. From the scenarios, choose ‘Crowd Density Measurement (by Regions)’ from the list and press ‘OK’.

5. From the dialogue box ‘Creating region(s) for Crowd Density Measurement’, choose either the rectangle or irregular dragging tool from the left side. If the rectangular tool is chosen, drag a rectangular area of interest on the image. If the irregular tool is chosen, hold down the mouse button and draw a closed area of interest on the image.

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7. The specified region of search appears on the image. Repeat steps 5-8 if multiple searching regions are required. 8. Click ‘OK’ to continue.

9. The search process starts and a search progress message is shown on the display panel.

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10. When the search process is complete, a ‘Search Complete’ message appears on the display panel. All search results are marked on the timeline control bar.

11. To display the results, move the control bar timeline indicator.

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Object Left/Removal Detection Mode

The Object Left/Removal Detection mode searches for an object that was either left at or removed from a specified area(s) of interest from a historical video clip. The video must be in playback mode before using this scenario. Refer to the illustration below:

Figure 1-39 Object Left/Removal Detection Mode 1. Switch to the playback mode. Click on the display panel to set the panel as an active panel. From the video search panel, set the start time and click the ‘Search’ button. (Refer to section 1-4-2-3 ‘Searching and playing a historical video clip’.)

2. Right click on the display panel and select the option ‘Start Advanced SmartSearch’.

3. Set the search duration in the ‘Advanced SmartSearch’ dialogue box and click ‘OK’.

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4. From the scenario selection, choose ‘Object Left/Removal Detection (by Regions)’ from the list and press ‘OK’.

5. From the dialogue box ‘Creating region(s) for Object Left/Removal Detection’, choose either the rectangle or irregular dragging tool on the left. If the rectangular tool is chosen, drag a rectangular area of interest on the image. If the irregular tool is chosen, hold down the mouse button to draw a closed area on the image.

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6. Set the stay time in parameter dialogue box. When an object is removed from the specified area of interest for the time period specified, the system will trigger an alarm.

7. The dialogue box ‘Maximal and Minimal Object Size Settings’ will then appear. The minimal object size constraint can be selected by checking the box ‘min size’. A red colored rectangle appears on the image. Drag the bottom right hand corner of the red rectangle to set the size.

8. The maximum object size constraint can be selected by checking the box ‘Max size’. A blue colored rectangle appears on the image. Drag the bottom right hand corner of the blue rectangle to set the size. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialogue.

9. The specified area of interest and the object size filters appear on the image. Repeat steps 4-7 if multiple areas of interest need to be defined.

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10. Click ‘OK’ to continue.

11. The search process starts and a search progress message is shown on the display panel.

Note: To terminate the search process, the user can right click on the active display panel and select the option ‘Stop Advanced SmartSearch’.

12. When the search is complete, the display panel shows the search results. All search results are marked on the timeline control bar.

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13. Move the timeline control bar indicator to review the results.

Tip: Four hot keys can also be used to review the results. Z: move to the first result X: move to the previous result C: move to the next result V: move to the last result

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Trigger Manual Recording

To trigger manual recording on a camera, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-40 Triggering a Manual Recording 1

On the display panel, right click on the camera view.

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A menu pops up. Click on ‘Manual recording’.

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The application will kick off recording on that camera for a period of 5 minutes. The camera icon on the camera tree switches to the recording icon to indicate recording.

NOTE: Once manual recording is enabled, it cannot be stopped, for a period of 5 minutes. Manual recording is an intuitive way to bookmark a video clip.

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Snapshot an Image and Print Snapshot

Press the Snapshot button (

) to capture an image from a video clip. To capture a snapshot

image, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-41 Snapshot an Image 1

Play a historical video clip on the display panel. When the video of interest comes into sight, press the Snapshot button. TIP: Alternatively, you may also right click on the video display panel and select the option ‘Capture Snapshot’. (Fig 1-41)

To print a snapshot, simply click the print snapshot button on the display panel. The default printer will print the image directly.

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Downloading a Video to a File

A video clip can be archived (or downloaded) to a built-in storage device or removable media, such as a Compact Flash Disk. To download a historical video clip, follow the steps below outlined below:

Figure 1-42 Download a Video Clip 1

On the display panel, right click on the video and select ‘Archive’ from the pop-up menu. (Fig 1-42)

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Figure 1-43 Download Options for the Video Clip 2

A dialogue box will appear. Initially, select the ‘Source’ of the video clip, including: the camera, start time, end time, and the time zone.

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The next selection will determine the ‘Output’ information of the video clip, including the download format, the output folder, and the size of the video files. Command Center Lite supports two video formats: IVF and AVI. If the IVF output format is selected, the user needs to check the box ‘Download MatriVideo Player’, in order to have the capability to review the downloaded video clips. Note: MatriVideo Player is a proprietary player for playing the .ivf video format and offers some extended functionality such as reverse, fast forward, rewind, etc. The MatriVideo Player must be installed on your PC before attempting to play the ivf files.

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If the AVI format is selected, click the ‘Advanced’ button and an ‘AVI Settings’ dialog box will appear. Change the values of the video stream such as resolution, frame-rate, and bitrate, and then click ‘OK’ to confirm the changes.

NOTE: Currently, the AVI format does not support audio, only video. This functionality will be available in the near future. 5

Press the ‘Download’ button to continue.

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During download, the progress bar at the bottom will indicate the download progress. Users may click the ‘Stop’ button to terminate the download process at any time. NOTE: Refer to the appendix for the download speed comparison table between the AVI and the IVF file format.

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Playing a Video from a File

The ‘MatriVideo player’ allows the users to play a downloaded video clip. (Fig. 1-44)

Figure 1-44 Play a Downloaded Video Right click on the display panel and select ‘MatriVideo Player’ from the pop-up menu. The ‘MatriVideo Player’ application will appear. (Fig. 1-44)

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Click File > Open, and the ‘Open’ dialog box appears.

Figure 1-45 MatriVideo Player Window 2

Locate the target file.

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Click ‘Open’. (Fig. 1-46)

Figure 1-46 Open File Dialogue

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The player will play the video file automatically.

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The player uses the same buttons as the video display panel. Refer to the section ‘Understanding the Display Panel’ for additional information. In addition to the buttons, the player program also provides a simple pop-up menu. Right click on the display panel and a pop-up menu will appear with 4 options. Refer to the figure below:

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Figure 1-47 Show Digital Signature (1). Set the SmartSearch Area: To define an area within the camera view on which “SmartSearch” can be applied. (2). Capture Snapshot: Take an image snapshot of the video that is currently being played. Right click on the video and select ‘Capture Snapshot’. (3). Digital Signature: Command Center Lite has the capability to apply watermark technology to a downloaded video file to prevent tampering. This functionality allows the player application to either display or hide the digital watermark. From the pop-up menu, click on ‘Digital Signature’ and then click on ‘Show’ from the sub-menu, and the digital signature will be displayed on the bottom right corner of the screen. To hide the digital signature, click ‘Hide’ on the sub-menu. (4). Disconnect: Refer to the Section ‘Disconnect the Video’

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Switch to Live Video

During playback, to switch back to live video, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-48 Switch to Live Video On the display panel, right click on the video and select ‘Switch to live video’. The display panel will immediately switch to live video. (Fig. 1-48) TIP: Alternatively, you may also click on the ‘live image’ button at the bottom of the display panel to initiate live video playback.

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Digital PTZ

‘Digital PTZ’ offers PTZ simulation functionality to all cameras (including PTZ cameras and regular analog cameras). The function allows the user to imitate the pan, tilt, and zoom functionality of a camera.

Figure 1-49 Start Digital PTZ

Figure 1-50 Enable Bird’s-Eye View Window

Please follow the steps outlined below to enable Digital PTZ: 1.

Right-click on the active panel window, select ‘Digital PTZ’ and then ‘Start Digital PTZ’.

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Figure 1-51 Specify the Rectangle Area to Zoom

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A bird’s-eye view window will appear on the bottom left corner of the display panel. Right click on the video panel window again and while holding down the mouse button, drag the mouse to specify a rectangular area of interest for zoom-in.

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The rest area shows the zoomed image surrounded by a rectangular frame in the bird’s-eye view window. See the following about the operations of the ‘Digital PTZ’ function.

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Pan & Tilt

To pan and tilt the image in the ‘Digital PTZ’ function, use the steps outlined below: 1. Right-click on the active display panel, select 'Digital PTZ' then 'Start Digital PTZ'. 2. Right-click on the panel and select 'Bird's-Eye View Window'. 3. A bird’s-eye view window will appear on the bottom left corner of the display panel. Right-click on the video panel window again and while holding down the mouse button, drag the mouse to specify a rectangle area for pan and tilt. 4. The panel displays the panned image surrounded by a rectangular frame in the bird’s-eye view window. 5. Drag and drop the rectangular frame in the bird’s-eye view panel. The display panel shows the panned image.

TIP: To quickly start the digital PTZ function, the user can move the mouse to an active display panel and press ‘End’. The bird’s-eye view will appear immediately.

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Zoom in / Zoom out

To zoom in or zoom out of the image in ‘Digital PTZ’, use the steps outlined below: 1. Right-click on the panel, select 'Digital PTZ' and then 'Start Digital PTZ'. 2. Right-click on the panel and select 'Bird's-Eye View Window'. 3. A bird’s-eye view window will appear on the bottom left corner of the display panel. Right-click on the video panel window again and while holding down the mouse button, drag the mouse to specify a rectangular area for zoom-in. 4. The rest area shows the zoomed image surrounded by a rectangular frame in the bird’s-eye view window.

Zoom in on the image

Zoom out of the image

5. Press [Pgup] or use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in the image, or press [PgDn] or use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom out of the image.

TIP: Simply press ‘Home’ in the ‘Digital PTZ’ mode to trigger maximum zoom on the image.

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Close Digital PTZ

To turn off the ‘Digital PTZ’ functionality, use the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-52 Turn off the ‘Digital PTZ’ Function 1. Right click on the display panel. 2. When the popup menu appears, select the option ‘Digital PTZ’ and then select ‘Cancel Digital PTZ’ from the submenu. 3. The display panel returns back to the live view mode.

Tip: When toggling the Digital PTZ function, cameras with higher resolutions will have a better image quality.

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Disconnect the Video

To disconnect the video, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-53 Disconnect the Video 1. Right click on the video display panel and select ‘Disconnect’ from the pop-up menu. 2. The video stops, and the display panel shows the message: ‘Video Idle’.

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Two-Way Audio Support

When an ACTi IP Camera or ID Video Server is connected to a video recorder (NVR), Command Center Lite has the capability to play the sound from the remote camera/video server as well as deliver the sound to the remote camera/video server. In the current version, Command Center Lite only supports 1-1 broadcasting, that is, the sound can be delivered between the Command Center Lite and a remote device. In the next software version, Command Center Lite will support 1-N broadcasting, that is, Command Center Lite can deliver audio to multiple remote devices. The function consists of two processes: downstream and upstream. When the sound from the microphone on the IP camera or video server is delivered to Command Center Lite through the video recorder, it is referred to as the down-stream process. When the sound from the microphone of Command Center Lite is transmitted to the speaker on the IP camera or video server directly, it is referred to as the up-stream process. Refer to the illustration below. (Fig. 1-54)

Figure 1-54 Illustration of Two-Way Audio

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Chapter 1 Understanding the Operation Environment To trigger the audio support function, use the steps outlined below:

1. Right click on the video display panel and select the option ‘Enable Speaker’ from the pop-up menu. 2. A ‘Speaker is on’ message is seen on the display panel. 3. The sound from the IP camera or the video server will play on the display panel. If the user talks on the microphone in Command Center Lite, the voice can also be heard on the remote device simultaneously. 4. To disable this function, right click on the video display panel and select the option ‘Disable Speaker’ from the pop-up menu. (image below)

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Controlling the On-Screen Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) Camera

The PTZ camera is a special camera with the pan, tilt, and zoom control functionality. The display panel that supports the PTZ camera will display the PTZ icon.

To manipulate the PTZ camera, use the mouse or the joystick to control the cursor in the display panel. When you move the cursor, the video recorder drives the connected PTZ camera motion accordingly. Figure 1-55 shows the relationship between the PTZ camera movement and the cursor direction in the display panel.

The following illustration (Fig. 1-55) also displays the relationship between the true movement speeds of the PTZ camera in comparison with the cursor speeds. The PTZ camera could support multiple speeds; however the display panel will always show three different speeds – slow, moderate, and fast. The number of overlapping triangles dictate the speeds of the PTZ camera; more triangles = faster speed. By changing the direction and the position of the cursor, the user can control the direction and the speed of the PTZ camera.

Figure 1-55 PTZ Camera Movement Illustration

NOTE: The MatriVideo System supports Honeywell and Tyco PTZ keyboards. Please refer to the ‘Guide for Installing the Tyco PTZ keyboard’ or the ‘Guide for Installing the Honeywell PTZ keyboard’ for additional information.

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Zoom In & Zoom Out

To zoom in on an image from the PTZ camera:

Figure 1-56 Zoom In 1

Move the cursor to the center of the PTZ display panel.

2

Roll the mouse wheel backward to zoom in on the image.

3

Roll the mouse wheel forward to zoom out of the image.

Figure 1-57 Zoom Out TIP: Command Center allows the user to zoom in or out simultaneously during pan or tilt operations of the PTZ camera.

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Pan & Tilt

The users can use the mouse or the joystick to pan or tilt the lens of a PTZ camera to monitor different locations. PTZ camera control supports three different speeds: slow, moderate, and fast (

).

To pan and tilt a PTZ camera, move the cursor to a different area of the display panel to drive the PTZ camera. Refer to the following table for cursor descriptions: Cursors

Cursor Description

Move the camera upward in slow, moderate, and fast speeds. Move the camera leftward in slow, moderate, and fast speeds. Move the camera rightward in slow, moderate, and fast speeds. Move the camera downward in slow, moderate, and fast speeds. Move the camera up-leftward in slow, moderate, and fast speeds. Move the camera up-rightward in slow, moderate, and fast speeds. Move the camera down-leftward in slow, moderate, and fast speeds. Move the camera down-rightward in slow, moderate, and fast speeds. Table 1-D Cursor Functions

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Controlling the PTZ Auto Pan

The Auto Pan function of a PTZ camera will trigger the PTZ Camera to move back and forth between two configured points. To trigger the Auto Pan feature, use the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-59 Start Auto-Pan 1

Click on the display panel with the PTZ icon and set this panel as the active panel.

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Right click on the PTZ video panel and select ‘Start Auto Pan’ from the pop-up menu.

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The PTZ camera will start auto-pan.

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Figure 1-60 Stop Auto-Pan 1

Click on the panel with the PTZ icon and set this panel as the active panel.

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Right click on the PTZ video panel and select ‘Stop Auto-Pan’ from the pop-up menu.

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The PTZ camera will stop auto-pan.

NOTE: Ensure that your PTZ camera supports the Auto Pan functionality, before you attempt to use it. If you would like to preset the direction of Auto-Pan, use the special keyboard designed for the PTZ camera. Additionally, you can also contact your PTZ Camera vendor for supplementary information.

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Controlling the PTZ Presets

A preset is a functionality reserved only for the PTZ camera. Making use of the ‘Preset’ functionality, the user can automatically move the camera to a predefined position instead of using the pan, tilt, zoom and focus commands separately. Activating a Preset To activate a preset, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-61 Activate a Preset 1

Click on the panel with the PTZ icon and set this panel as the active panel.

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Right click on the PTZ panel and a pop-up menu will appear.

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Select a preset item (such as “Go to Front Door”) from the menu. The PTZ camera will automatically move to that position.

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4

Click on the panel with the PTZ icon and set this panel as the active panel.

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Right click on the PTZ panel and a pop-up menu will appear.

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Select ‘Goto Preset …’.

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Input the Preset number in the PTZ preset number dialog box and click ‘OK’. (Or click ‘Cancel’ to stop.)

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The display panel shows the new Preset image.

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Chapter 1 Understanding the Operation Environment Programming a Preset: To program a preset, refer to the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-62 Program a Preset 1

Click on the PTZ display panel. Use the mouse to move the lens of the PTZ camera.

2

Right click on the PTZ panel and a pop-up menu will appear. In the pop-up menu, select the item ‘Define PTZ Preset’. A sub-menu with a preset list will appear.

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Select a preset item from the preset list. The camera will move to the preset direction automatically.

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Preset Tour

The preset tour functionality allows the users to add specific preset points to the preset tour list, and the PTZ camera will move to the pre-defined preset point in sequential order. To trigger the preset tour function, use the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-63 Preset Tour 1. Right click on the PTZ display panel. In the pop-up menu, select the option ‘Preset Tour’.

2. In the preset tour dialog, input the pre-selected preset numbers; every number must be separated by comma. Input the duration value of the preset.

3. Click ‘OK’ and the PTZ camera will move in sequential order. 4. To cancel the preset tour function, simply run any PTZ functional command (Such as Pan or Tilt the camera).

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Controlling the PTZ Focus

Some PTZ cameras support the functionality of controlling the lens focus manually. The focus control functions provide the user with the ability to either blur the image or bring the image into focus. To control the focus, follows the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-64 Controlling the focus of the PTZ camera 1

Click the display panel with the PTZ icon. Set this panel as the active panel.

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Right click on the panel. From the pop-up menu, select the option ‘Advanced PTZ’ and a submenu will appear. Select ‘IRIS and Focus Control’ from the pop-up menu.

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The display panel shows the IRIS and FOCUS control panel on the bottom right hand corner of the window.

Focused Image 4

Blurred Image

Select ‘Near’ under the ‘IRIS and FOCUS’ control panel to focus the image. Click ‘Far’ to blur the image. To focus the image even further, the user can click on ‘Open’ several times, and vice versa. Select ‘Auto’ to switch to the auto focus mode.

5

Certain PTZ cameras support both manual and automatic focus controls, and the user can take advantage of this functionality by selecting ‘auto’ to set the automatic focus mode.

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To cancel this functionality, right click on the panel. From the pop-up menu, select the option ‘Advanced PTZ’ and then select ‘None’ from the sub-menu.

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Controlling the PTZ DO Auxiliary Output Points

Some PTZ cameras can control the auxiliary output points manually. The functionality allows the user to either set the auxiliary output points on or off. Refer to the steps outlined below to control auxiliary points:

Figure 1-65 Controlling the auxiliary output points of the PTZ camera 1

Click on the display panel with the PTZ icon. Set this panel as the active panel.

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Right click on the panel. From the pop-up menu, move the mouse to ‘Advanced PTZ’ and a submenu will appear. Select ‘Aux Control’ from the pop-up menu.

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The display panel shows the ‘aux control’ panel on the bottom right hand corner.

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Choose the desired point. Click ‘ON’ or ‘OFF to set the state. Note: Refer to the section 3-2-1-3 ‘PTZ Camera’ to change the name of the auxiliary output points.

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To cancel, right click on the panel. From the pop-up menu, move the mouse to ‘Advanced PTZ’ and select ‘None’ from the sub-menu.

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Controlling the PTZ Menu

(For Mikami Analogue PTZ camera only) Most PTZ cameras require the use of a PTZ keyboard or joystick to modify the camera settings such as auto-pan or preset movement. Command Center Lite allows the user to change the configuration of the Mikami PTZ camera without the PTZ keyboard or joystick. Refer to the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-66 Controlling the PTZ menu of the PTZ camera 1. From the Mitami PTZ display panel, right click on the panel to toggle the pop-up menu. 2. Select the option ‘Advanced PTZ’ and then select ‘PTZ menu’ from the submenu. 3. Move the mouse to the bottom right corner of the display panel and an operation grid will appear. Click the ‘Menu’ button to display the Mikami PTZ configuration menu. Here is a description of the menu: Menu

: show the camera configuration

Up

: highlight the last item.

Down

: highlight to the next item.

Left

: highlight the left item (if any).

Right

: highlight the right item (if any).

Enter

: enter the submenu or change the item value

Esc

: cancel the change.

4. To exit the configuration menu, click ‘End’ and then click ‘Enter’ from the operational grid. To close the ‘PTZ menu’, toggle the popup menu, move the mouse to ‘Advanced PTZ’, and select ‘None’ in the submenu.

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Understanding the nCCTV Control Window

nCCTV is an application for controlling the TV wall. Before starting the application, Command Center Lite needs to subscribe (or add) the nCCTV. Refer to the Section 2-7 ‘Subscribe Monitor’ for additional information. When an nCCTV is added, the nCCTV control window appears on the bottom left corner of the Command Center Lite application. The control window has four main functions: show the camera image, change the layout, use the functional buttons, and select the appropriate nCCTV. Refer to the following illustration:

Figure 1-67 nCCTV Control Window 1. Display grid 2. Layout buttons 3. Active nCCTV box 4. Camera pattern button 5. Camera tour button 6. Function Buttons

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Show the Camera Image

To view the camera image, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-68 View the camera Image 1. Drag the camera icon from the camera tree and drop it on a cell on the display grid. 2. The corresponding display panel on the TV wall immediately shows the camera image.

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Change the Layout

To change the nCCTV layout, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-69 Change the Layout 1. Select a layout from the layout panel of the nCCTV control window. 2. Click the target layout icon and the layout will change on the TV monitor. NOTE: The ‘2×2’ and ‘3×3’ layout buttons are optional. If these two buttons are hidden, enter the Subscribe Monitor’ tab of Command Center Lite Setup to show them. (Refer to Section 2-7 ‘Subscribe Monitor’ for detailed information.)

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nCCTV Selection

When an nCCTV is equipped with 1~3 VGA ports, follow the steps outlined below to change the active nCCTV.

Figure 1-70 Change the active nCCTV 1. From the drop down menu of the active nCCTV box, select the target nCCTV or use the directional arrow keys to make the selection. 2. The active nCCTV will change.

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Run the nCCTV Pattern & Tour

The camera patterns and tours selection provide users with the option to run customized patterns and tours from the Command Center on the nCCTV monitor. To use this functionality, refer to the steps outlined below: 1-6-5-1

Run the Patterns

Figure 1-71 Run the patterns on the nCCTV monitor 1. Open the patterns drop down menu 2. Select a pattern from the list. 3. The nCCTV monitor displays the corresponding pattern simultaneously.

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Run the Tours

Figure 1-72 Run the tours on the nCCTV monitor 1. Open the tour drop down menu. 2. Select the desired tour from the list. 3. The nCCTV monitor displays the corresponding tour simultaneously.

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Use the nCCTV function buttons

The function buttons on the bottom of the control window can be used to play the video clips. Refer to the illustration:

Figure 1-73 nCCTV Function Buttons 1. Rewind 2. Reverse 3. Pause 4. Stop 5. Play 6. Fast Forward 7. Live view 8. Extended Button Area (Refer to the Section 1-4-2-2 ‘Understanding the Floating Playback Panel’ for the additional details.

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Set the DSP Display on the nCCTV

When the user finds that the video clip is lagging, the DSP functionality allows the user to improve the display panel quality of the nCCTV by dropping the B frame of the image compression algorithm, for every display pattern. To use this functionality, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 1-74 Set DSP Display on the nCCTV 1. Click the DSP button on the nCCTV control window.

Figure 1-75 DSP Window of the nCCTV 2. When the DSP setting window appears, select one of the 4 default patterns and select an algorithm. 3. Repeat step2 for each pattern, if desired. 4. Click ‘OK’.

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Chapter 2

Command Center Lite System Setup

Command Center Lite Setup provides the following functional configurations:

Figure 2-1 Command Center Lite Setup

MatriVideo Command Center – Layout Setup, Time Synchronization, Alarm Sound Setup, Auto Popup Setup- Live Video & Map, and User Defined Program(s) Setup. Subscribe Video Recorder – Adding or Deleting a Video Recorder. Camera Patterns – Add, Modify and Delete Camera Patterns. Camera Tours – Add, Modify and Delete Camera Tours. Tree Builder – Adding or Deleting a Location Group Node, Linking a Map, and Deleting a Camera Node. Map Builder - Adding, Deleting, or Modifying a Map. Subscribe Monitor – Adding, Deleting, or Modifying the nCCTV Monitor. NOTE: Due to version modifications, some screenshots in this manual may be different.

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Setting the Alarm Sound

To choose an alarm sound, use the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-2 Alarm Sound Setup 1. Click on the button: (

).

2. Click on the ‘MatriVideo Command Center Lite’ tab. 3. Check the box ‘Alarm Sound’. 4. Use the browse button to select an alarm sound file. 5. Click ‘Close’ to complete the setup process.

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Time Synchronization

This function allows the user to synchronize the data and time of Command Center Lite with a Video Recorder (or an NTP Time Server).

Figure 2-3 Time Synchronization 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Click on the ‘MatriVideo Command Center Lite’ tab. 3. Enter the IP address of the time server(DVR or an NTP Time Server) 4. Click ‘Close’. NOTE: This function will synchronize the time, but not the time zone. For example, let’s assume that the server is located in New York (Time – 21:03:53 EST), and the Command Center Lite is located in California (18:02:33 PST). After time synchronization, the time in Command Center Lite will be: 18:03:53 PST.

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Video Display Setting

The video display setting has three subsidiary functions: – ‘Hide Control Buttons for Live Display”, “Hide No Access Camera”, “Preserve Original Video Aspect Ratio”, and “Save Snapshot to:” 2-1-3-1

Hide Control Buttons for Live Display

The functionality gives the user the option to either hide or display the control buttons.

Figure 2-4 Control Buttons Hide/Show Settings

Display the Control Buttons 1. Click on the button (

Hide the Control Buttons

).

2. Click on the ‘MatriVideo Command Center Lite’ tab. 3. Check the box ‘Hide Control Buttons for Live Display’ to hide the control buttons on the display panel or vice versa. 4. Click ‘Close’.

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Preserve the Original Video Aspect Ratio

This functionality sets the video aspect ratio of the display panel. If this box is checked, the image in the display panel will preserve the original display ratio from the camera. Otherwise, the image will be stretched to fit the display panel.

Figure 2-5 Preserve Original Video Aspect Ratio 1. Click on the button(

).

2. Click the ‘MatriVideo Command Center Lite’ tab. 3. Check the box ‘Preserve Original Video Aspect Ratio’ to maintain the original video aspect ratio from the cameras. Refer to the illustration below:

Original Video Aspect Ratio

Command Center Default Ratio

4. Click ‘Close’.

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Hide No Access Camera

This functionality hides the ‘No Access’ cameras on the camera tree. If the ‘Hide No Access Camera’ box is checked, all cameras not pre-authorized for a selective user will not be displayed on the camera tree. Additionally, the user will have no access rights to the Camera Patterns/Camera Tours for the unauthorized cameras. If the ‘Hide No Access Camera’ box is unchecked, then the unauthorized cameras will be displayed with the icon ‘No Access’.

Figure 2-6 ‘No Access’ Camera Settings 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Click the ‘MatriVideo Command Center Lite’ tab. 3. Check the box ‘Hide No Access Camera’ to conceal the unauthorized cameras in the camera tree. 4. Click ‘Close’.

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Save Snapshot

This function sets the default directory of the snapshot images. Refer to the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-7 Saving Snapshots 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Click the ‘MatriVideo Command Center Lite’ tab. 3. Input the directory path of your preferred location or click the ‘Browse’ button to select the location. (All snapshot images will be saved to this location). 4. Click ‘Close’.

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Set the DSP Video Display on Screen

If the user notices video latency, this functionality will allow the user to improve the on-screen display quality by choosing the appropriate image compression algorithm for each pattern. Refer to the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-8 Set the DSP Video Display on Screen 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Click the ‘MatriVideo Command Center Lite’ tab. 3. Select one of 4 default patterns and select one of the designated algorithms (100%, 90% or 80%). 4. Repeat the previous step for the rest of the patterns. 5. Click ‘Close’.

NOTE: The feature is only useful for analog cameras.

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Configure a User Defined Program

This functionality allows the user to run external programs on top of the Command Center Lite application. To configure a user-defined program, refer to the illustration:

Figure 2-9 User Defined Program 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Click the ‘MatriVideo Command Center Lite’ tab. 3. Check the box with the numbers. Each number corresponds to a different program. Enter the name or title of the program and select the location of the program. 4. Input the argument, if necessary. 5. Check the box ‘Single Instance’, if necessary. NOTE: ‘Single Instance’ feature is for programs that run only once. 6. Click ‘Close’.

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Authentication

This functionality restricts access to the Command Center Lite Setup. To set a password, refer to the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-10 Authentication Setup 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Click the ‘MatriVideo Command Center Lite’ tab. 3. Check the box ‘Need password to modify Command Center’s configuration’. To change the password, click on the button ‘Change Password’.

TIP: The default password is ‘id’. Instek Digital strongly recommends setting a stronger password for enhanced security. 4. Click ‘OK’.

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Add a Video Recorder

Command Center Lite can manage up to 128 remote video recorders. To add a subscribed remote video recorder, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-11 Add a Video Recorder 1. Click the button (

).

2. Click the ‘Subscribe Video Recorder’ tab. 3. Enter the IP address, Command Port, Live Port, and Playback Port of the video recorder.

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Chapter 2 Command Center Setup NOTE: In a LAN or VPN environment, do not change the default port numbers of the DVR. In a WAN environment, Command Center Lite needs to adopt the “Network Address Translation” mechanism to re-map the DVR’s IP and port numbers. Each DVR must occupy three ports to communicate with Command Center Lite. Please re-map the IP and port numbers accordingly. Please consult with your network administrator to obtain the required port numbers. For example: IP: 192.168.1.10 Command Port: 8000 Live Port: 8001 Playback Port: 8002 IP: 192.168.1.11 Command Port: 8003 Live Port: 8004 Playback Port: 8005 IMPORTANT: In a WAN environment, map the IP and port numbers in advance. Set the port values in the IP router before setting the connecting ports. Ask your network administrator for the values, in order to set the IP address, the Command Port, the Live Port, and the Playback Port. 4. Click ‘Add’. (Repeat step 3-4 to add additional video recorder(s).) 5. The order of the Video Recorders can be changed by using the ‘UP’ or ‘DOWN’ buttons. 6. Click ‘Close’. 7. Restart the Command Center Lite application in order to activate these settings. Refer to the following screenshot:

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Delete a Video Recorder

To delete a subscribed remote video recorder, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-12 Delete a Video Recorder 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Click the ‘Subscribe Video Recorder’ tab. 3. Click on the target video recorder from the list. The video recorder will be highlighted. 4. Click ‘Delete’. (Repeat step 3-4 to delete other video recorders.) 5. Click ‘Close’. 6. Restart the Command Center Lite application.

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Add a Camera Pattern

To add a camera pattern, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-13 Camera Patterns Setup Window 1. Click (

).

2. Select the ‘Camera Patterns’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Add’ button at the bottom of the window.

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Figure 2-14 Adding Camera Patterns 4. To setup a pattern, enter the pattern name and description. 5. Select 1 x 1, 2 x 2 or 3 x 3 from the ‘Mode’ option. The layout will change accordingly. 6. Drag a camera from the camera tree and drop it in the pattern layout. The camera list at the bottom of the panel shows the assigned camera names. NOTE: Cameras without authorization will be hidden in the camera tree if the ‘Hide No Access Camera’ option in the Command Center Setup is set. 7. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialogue. (Or click ‘Cancel’ to undo.) 8. The pattern name shows in the pattern list. Click ‘Close’. NOTE: Up to 256 camera patterns can be assigned to the MatriVideo system and shared by all operators, simultaneously.

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Delete a Camera Pattern

To delete a camera pattern, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-15 Delete a Camera Pattern 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Select the ‘Camera Patterns’ tab. 3. Select the pattern name from the pattern list. 4. Click ‘Delete’. 5. The user will see the message, “Are you sure that you want to delete?” Click ‘OK’ to continue (or click ‘Cancel’ to undo.)

6. Click ‘Close’. NOTE: Patterns used by an existing camera tour cannot be deleted. (The delete button grays out.) To delete a used pattern, modify the camera tour first (refer to the Section Modify A Camera Tour.)

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Modify a Camera Pattern

To modify a camera pattern:

Figure 2-16 Modify a Camera Pattern 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Select the ‘Camera Patterns’ tab. 3. Select the target pattern name from the pattern list. 4. Click ‘Modify’.

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5. A dialogue box will appear: ‘Camera Pattern – Modify’. After changing the pattern setup, click ‘OK’ to close the dialogue. 6. Click ‘Close’ to complete the modification.

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Add a Camera Tour

To add a camera tour:

Figure 2-17 Add a Camera Tour 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Select the ‘Camera Tours’ tab. 3. Under the ‘Camera Tour List’ dialogue, click ‘Add’.

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Figure 2-18 Adding Camera Tours 4. To define a tour, input the tour name and the description. IMPORTANT: Do not use the same tour name twice. The system will reject a duplicate tour name. 5. Select a ‘Timer’ value for the tour interval. 6. Select a pattern from the existing camera patterns list. Click the

button to add an

existing pattern to the tour. 7. Repeat step 6 to add all patterns to the tour. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialogue. (Or click ‘Cancel’ to undo.). The tour will recycle through all the patterns based on the specified time interval. 8. The tour name is visible on the ‘Camera Tour List’. Click ‘Close’ to complete the process. NOTE: Each camera tour accepts a maximum of 128 patterns.

TIP: The MatriVideo system can play up to 255 camera tours simultaneously. Each tour can be shared by all operators.

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Delete a Camera Tour

To delete a camera tour, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-19 Delete a Camera Tour. 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Select the ‘Camera Tours’ tab. 3. In the ‘Camera Tour List’ dialogue, select a target tour from the camera tour list. 4. Click ‘Delete’. 5. The system prompts with the message, ‘Are you sure that you want to delete?’ Click ‘OK’ to continue (or click cancel to restore).

6. The camera tour will be deleted. Click ‘Close’.

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Modify a Camera Tour

To modify a camera tour, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-20 Modify a Camera Tour 1. Click (

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2. Click the ‘Camera Tours’ tab. 3. In the Camera Tour List dialogue, select a target tour from the camera tour list. 4. Click ‘Modify’.

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5. Refer to Step 6-7 in Section Add A Camera Tour to change the tour. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialogue. 6. Click ‘Close’.

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2-5 Camera Tree Builder To group cameras by physical locations, use the camera tree builder for customization. 2-5-1

Add Location Group Node

To add a location group node, follow the steps below:

Figure 2-21 Add a Location Group Node 1. Click (

).

2. Click on the ‘Tree Builder’ tab. 3. From the camera tree list window, click ‘Edit Camera Tree’ to open the ‘Camera Tree – Edit’ dialogue.

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Figure 2-22 Dialogue of ‘Camera Tree – Add Group’ 4. Click ‘Add Group’. In the ‘Camera Tree – Add Group’ dialog, input the Group name. Click ‘OK’ to continue (or click ‘Cancel’ to undo.)

Figure 2-23 Detailed Dialogue of the Camera Tree Setup 5. The added node appears on the target camera tree. 6. Drag a camera node from the source camera tree to the target group node. A camera node is added below the group node. NOTE: Cameras without authorization will be hidden in the camera tree if the ‘Hide No Access Camera’ option in the Command Center Setup is selected.

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Delete Location Group & Camera Node

See the following illustration to delete a location group node.

Figure 2-24 Delete a Node 1. Click (

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2. Click the ‘Tree Builder’ tab. 3. From the camera tree list window, click ‘Edit Camera Tree’ to open the ‘Camera Tree – Edit’ dialogue.

Figure 2-25 Deleting a Node 4. Click a location group node or a camera node from the target camera tree, and press ‘Delete’.

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5. If the group node includes other camera nodes, the system prompts the user with a message, “This tree node has some sub nodes. Do you want to delete all?” Click ‘Yes’ to continue (or click ‘No’ to cancel.) 6. The target camera tree shows the result. Click ‘OK’ to confirm. 7. Click ‘Close’.

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Link a Map

The ‘Link Map’ functionality allows the users to view a map associated with a camera, using the right click button on the mouse. To set up the link, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-26 Link a Map 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Click the ‘Tree Builder’ tab. 3. From the camera tree list window, click ‘Edit Camera Tree’ to open a ‘Camera Tree – Edit’ dialogue.

Figure 2-27 Dialogue to Link a Map

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5. In the ‘Camera Tree – Link Map to Location Group Node’ dialog, select a target map name from ‘Select Map’ drop-down menu. The corresponding map appears automatically. 6. Click ‘OK’ to continue (or click cancel to get back.) 7. The name of the location group node adds the map name behind. 8. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialogue. 9. Click ‘Close’.

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Rename Group Node

To rename a node (both location group and camera nodes), use the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-28 Rename a Node 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Click on the ‘Tree Builder’ tab. 3. From the camera tree list window, click ‘Edit Camera Tree’ to open the ‘Camera Tree – Edit’ dialogue.

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Set the Node Order

To set the node order of the customized tree follows the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-30 Set the Node Order 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Click the ‘Tree Builder’ tab. 3. From the camera tree list window, select ‘Edit Camera Tree’ to open the ‘Camera Tree – Edit’ dialogue box.

Figure 2-31 Set a Node Order

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2-6 Map Builder 2-6-1

Add a Map

Security professionals can accelerate their response to an emergency if they know where the events occur within their guarding facilities. Associating cameras with maps provides immediate information to the security guards about where, when, who, what or how the assistance can be provided.

To add a map, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-32 Add a Map 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Click the ‘Map Builder’ tab. 3. In the map list window, click ‘Add’.

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Figure 2-33 Add a Map 4. Input the map description and the name of the map. You may also use the ‘browse…’ button to browse the map image file. NOTE: The system accepts two image formats: .JPEG and .BMP. 5. While a map is added, drag the camera from the camera tree and drop it on the desired place on the map, for association. NOTE: Cameras without authorization will be hidden on the camera tree if the ‘Hide No Access Camera’ option is selected on the Command Center Setup.

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6. Next, the ‘Camera Icon Property dialogue’ will appear. You may say the direction for only the active cameras. Select one of the 8 pre-defined directions for an analog camera, or take no action for a PTZ camera. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialogue. A camera icon appears on the map. 7. Repeat steps 5-6 to add all cameras to the map. NOTE: The system allows up to 64 camera objects and 64 text objects on a map. 8. Click ‘OK’ to close the window (or click cancel to abort the change.) 9. The map shows on the map list. Click ‘Close’.

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Chapter 2 Command Center Setup Adding a text object to a map: 1. Open the dialogue box: ‘Map – Add’ or ‘Map – Edit’. 2. Drag the text icon (

) and drop it on the associated camera icon.

3. A ‘Text Label Property’ dialog box will appear. Input the camera description. 4. Click 'Font…' to change the text font style, if necessary. 5. Click 'OK' to continue (or click cancel to undo.) 6. Click 'OK' to save the setting.

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1. Open the ‘Map – Add’ or ‘Map – Edit’ dialogue. 2. Drag the DIO point icon (

) and drop it on the specific position.

3. In the ‘DIO Point Property – Add’ dialog, select the Video Recorder, the Module Name and the Point Name from the drop down menu. The default icon of the D/I point is different from the the D/O point. To change the On / Off icon, click ‘modify’ and select a new icon.

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Delete a Map

To delete a map, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 2-34 Delete a Map 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Click the ‘Map Builder’ tab. 3. From the map list window, select the target map. 4. Click ‘Delete’. 5. The map is deleted from the map list. Click ‘Close’.

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Modify a Map

To modify a map, follow the steps below:

Figure 2-35 Modify a Map 1. Click on the button (

).

2. Click on the ‘Map Builder’ tab. 3. From the map list window, select the target map. 4. Click ‘Modify’.

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Figure 2-36 Modifying a Map 5. From the ‘Map – Modify’ window, edit the map setup (refer to step 5-6 in Section 2-6-1 Add A Map.) After making a change, click ‘OK’ to close the window (or click cancel to restore.) 6. Click ‘Close’ to complete the process.

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2-7 Subscribe Monitor To trigger the nCCTV monitor control panel on the Command Center Lite application the user can use the ‘Subscribe Monitor’ tab to manage the nCCTV monitor(s).

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Add an nCCTV Monitor

Follow the steps outlined below to add an nCCTV monitor:

Figure 2-37 Add an nCCTV Monitor 1

Input the nCCTV monitor name, IP address, and the VGA Port in the fields under the nCCTV list.

2

Check the ‘2x2 Layout’ and ‘3x3 Layout’ to show the ‘2x2’ and ‘3x3’ layout buttons on the control panel of the nCCTV monitor.

3

Check the ‘Enable Playback Control Button’ to show the Playback Control Button on the control panel of the nCCTV monitor.

4

Click ‘Add’ to append a new nCCTV monitor. The monitor name is showed in the nCCTV Monitor List.

5

Click ‘Close’ to complete the process.

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NOTE: In case the nCCTV is connected to a firewall, ask your network administrator to open the following TCP ports: Port 5401 : for the first monitor Port 5402: for the second monitor

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Delete an nCCTV Monitor

To delete an nCCTV Monitor, follow the steps below:

Figure 2-38 Delete an nCCTV Monitor 1

Click the target nCCTV monitor name from the nCCTV monitor list.

2

Click ‘Delete’ to delete the nCCTV monitor. The target monitor name is removed from the list.

Click ‘Close’ to complete

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3-1 Video Recorder System Setup 3-1-1

Change the Name and the Video Format of the Video Recorder

The MatriVideo system supports two video formats– NTSC and PAL. To change the video format of the video recorder, follow the steps outlined below: 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Use the account name and password to log into the DVR. The default username is: admin and the default password is: id.

Figure 3-1 System Setup Tab

IMPORTANT:

Only users who belong to the Admin or

manager groups are allowed to login to the recorder. 3. Click on the ‘System Setup’ tab. 4. Change the ‘System Name’ and the ‘Video Type’. 5. Click ‘Close’. TIP: You need to reboot the video recorder if any changes were made to the ‘Video Type’.

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Change the On Screen Display

‘On Screen Display’ includes information about the camera and the time. This functionality allows the user to change the positioning of the message: ‘Top’ or ‘Down’

Figure 3-2 Change On Screen Display 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

. 2. Click on the ‘System Setup’ tab. 3. Check the box ‘On Screen Display’ to display the message. Click one of the selected radio buttons (Top or Down) to change the positioning. 4. Click ‘OK’.

On Screen Display on Top

On Screen Display on Down

NOTE: Refer to the section Set a camera for instructions on setting up the camera name.

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Enable Hardware Watchdog

If the user enables the Hardware Watchdog, the video recorder will automatically reboot after 5 minutes, if the unit experiences a failure. It is highly recommended to disable the hardware watchdog before upgrading the system or performing any maintenance on the system. The default value is ON. To enable the hardware watchdog, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 3-3 Enable/Disable the Hardware Watchdog 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click on the ‘System Setup’ tab. 3. Check the box ‘Enable hardware watchdog’. 4. Click ‘Close’.

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Set the Log & Alarm Data

The “Log and Alarm Data Settings” dictates the preservation time span of the historical alarms and log entries.

Figure 3-4 Log & Alarm Entry Settings 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click on the ‘System Setup’ tab. 3. Check the box ‘Keep log file’ and/or ‘Keep alarm history’. Input the number of days to store the log files and the alarm history. 4. Click ‘Close’.

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Remotely Control the Video Recorder

There are three buttons to control the subscribed video recorder: Shutdown Video Recorder, Reboot Video Recorder, and Restart Video Recorder Service. 3-1-5-1

Shutdown the Video Recorder

This button will shut down the video recorder remotely:

Figure 3-5 Remotely Shutdown the Video Recorder 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click on the ‘System Setup’ tab. 3. Click ‘Shutdown Video Recorder’. 4. Click ‘Close’. The system prompts with a message, “The Video Recorder has been shutdown and the configuration window will be closed”.

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Reboot the Video Recorder

This button will reboot the video recorder, including the Linux platform and the system application.

Figure 3-6 Remotely Reboot the Video Recorder 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click on the ‘System Setup’ tab. 3. Click on the button ‘Reboot Video Recorder’. 4. Click ‘Close’.

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Restart the Video Recorder Service

This button will restart the Video Recorder application (services).

Figure 3-7 Remotely Restart the Video Recorder Service 1. From the camera tree, right click on the video recorder IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’. A video recorder can manage a maximum of either 4 or 9 cameras on the network (depends on the model name).

. 2. Click the ‘System Setup’ tab. 3. Click ‘Restart Video Recorder Service’. 4. Click ‘Close’.

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3-2 Camera Setup 3-2-1 3-2-1-1

Set a Camera Analog Camera

The Camera ID numbers 1-16 (video recorder dependent) are reserved for analog cameras. Refer to the following illustration:

Figure 3-8 Set an Analog Camera 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘Camera Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Camera Setup Basic’ tab. 4. In the Analog Camera table, set the corresponding values for the cameras: a. Active – Set the camera as active or inactive b. Camera name – Assign a name to the camera c.

Card Type – The default Compression Card built into the video recorder

d. Card No – The Compression Card number that the camera connects to. (This is a system default value, and it cannot be modified.) e. Port No – The ports in compression card that the camera connects to. (This is a system default value, and it cannot be modified.) f.

Audio – Enable the audio feature of the camera. (May support up to 8 cameras.)

g. Resolution – The frame size of the camera. (This value is default. It varies depending on the model of video recorder)

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NOTE: The frame size of 4CIF is 704×480 pixels in the NTSC format, and 704×576 pixels in the PAL format. The frame size of CIF is 352×240 pixels in the NTSC format, and 352×288 pixels in the PAL format. h. De-Interlacing – Set the De-interlacing parameter to sharpen the edges of the captured image. If the value is higher (max. 10), then the image has a sharper edge. 5. Click ‘Close’ to complete the process.

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IP Camera

The Camera ID numbers 17-32 are reserved for IP Camera. To set an IP Camera, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 3-9 Set an IP Camera 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘Camera Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Camera Setup Basic’ tab. 4. In the IP Camera table, set the corresponding values for the IP camera: a. Active – Set the camera active or inactive. b. Camera name – Give a new name to replace the default name. c.

Camera Type – Indicate the IP Camera Type. The system default type is Axis-2400. Be sure that your IP camera is in the camera list. Select your camera type from ‘Camera Type” drop-down menu. NOTE: Selecting the correct camera type is highly recommended

d. DN/IP Address – Indicate the IP Address or the DN (Domain Name) of the IP Camera. e. CH – Indicate the channel of the IP Camera. f.

Port – Indicate the IP Camera Port.

g. Login – Set the user authorization for the IP camera. h. Audio – Enable the audio function for the IP camera

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Resolution - The frame size of the camera. (The value is default. It depends on the models of the hDVR.) Note: Some IP cameras provide a customized resolution. For those cameras, the system provides different options in the drop-down list. For example, the options of a Sony IP cam are VGA (640×480 pixels) and QVGA (320×240 pixels). The mega pixel IP cam has two options: Full and Half.

NOTE: For all Acti IP cameras, the video recorder provides four resolution options: 1280×1024, 1280×720, D1, and CIF. If the camera does not support the mega pixel options, the real resolution will automatically defer to D1 even though the option is set to 1280×1024 or 1280×720. 5. Click ‘Close’ to complete the process. NOTE: MatriVideo supports the following IP Camera servers: Sony IP CAM (MPEG4) Arecont Mega Pixel IP CAM (M-JPEG) Arecont Mega Pixel IP CAM (H.264) Acti IP cameras and video servers (MPEG4) Instek Digital Vdeo Server (H.264) Instek Digital IP Camera (H.264) Axis IP Camera (H.264)

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PTZ Camera

To add a PTZ Camera, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 3-10 Add a PTZ Camera - 1 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click ‘Camera Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Camera PTZ’ tab.

Figure 3-11 Add a PTZ Camera - 2 4. Click ‘Add…’

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Figure 3-12 Add a PTZ Camera -3 5. From the ‘PTZ Module – Add’ dialog box, select the PTZ camera from the drop down menu.

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NOTE: Some characteristics may vary by different video recorder types. Check the PTZ camera specifications for more information.

6. To change the COM port value, select the COM port from the drop down menu. For detailed setup, click the ‘Setup’ button. The ‘COM Port Setup’ dialog box will appear. 6a. Change the value of baud rate, Data length, Stop bits, Parity, and Flow control if necessary. Click ‘OK’ to set the change or click ‘Cancel’ to undo. 7. Change the Preset descriptions from Preset 1-8 if necessary. 8. If the PTZ camera is capable of controlling the auxiliary output points, set the Aux description separately for every active auxiliary output points. The description must be no more than 10 characters. Refer to the Section 1-4-14 for operating the auxiliary output points of the PTZ camera. 9. Click ‘OK’. 10. Click ‘Close’. 3-14

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NOTE: The DVR supports a PTZ camera with up to 8 auxiliary output points. Refer to the Section 1-4-14 ‘Controlling the On-screen Pan Tilt, and Zoom (PTZ) Camera’ for controlling the auxiliary output points of the PTZ camera.

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Adjust the Image

(For analog camera only) To adjust the video image:

Figure 3-13 Adjust the Image 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select 'Video Recorder Setup'.

2. Click the ‘Camera Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Motion and Image Adjustment’ tab. 4. Select a camera from the drop down menu. 5. In the Image Adjustment panel, move the pointers to adjust the brightness, the contract, the hue, and the saturation to achieve the desired image quality. 6. Click the ‘Copy to All’ button to apply the settings to all cameras. Alternatively, click the ‘Default’ button to use the factory setting. 7. Click ‘Close’.

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Adjust the Motion

This functionality allows the users to adjust the motion alarm or camera event settings for a particular camera. The configuration procedure is identical for all analog cameras. MatriVideo also supports several brands/models of IP camera in the Command Center series.

Configure Motion for an Analog Camera:

Figure 3-14 Adjust the Motion – Analog Camera 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select 'Video Recorder Setup'.

2. Click the ‘Camera Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Motion & Image Adjustment’ tab. 4. Select a camera from the drop down menu. Check the box ‘Enable Motion Detection’. Move the pointer to adjust the level of sensitivity. 5. Specify the motion detection area: 

Click ‘Select All’ to enable motion detection for the entire viewable area.

Click ‘Clear All’ to disable motion detection for the entire viewable area.

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Hold down the left mouse button and drag a selected area. (Or single click the grid repeatedly.)

Hold down the left mouse button and drag the same area again to disable motion detection. (Or single click the selected grid repeatedly.)

6. Click ‘Close’ to end the process. Configure Motion for the Instek Digital MC Series IP Cameras:

Figure 3-15 Adjust the Motion - For Instek MC-Series IP Camera. 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select 'Video Recorder Setup'.

2. Click the ‘Camera Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Motion & Image Adjustment’ tab. 4. From the drop-down menu, select a working camera. Check the box ‘Enable Motion Detection’. Move the pointer to adjust the level of sensitivity. 5. Define the area for motion detection:  3-18

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Click ‘Clear All’ to disable motion detection for the entire viewable area.

Hold down the left mouse button and drag a selected area. (Or single click the grid repeatedly.)

Hold down the left mouse button and drag the same area again to disable motion detection. (Or single click the selected grid repeatedly.)

6. Click ‘Close’ to end the process. NOTE: “Copy to all” function is not applicable for IP cameras.

Configure Motion for an ACTi or Axis IP camera:

Figure 3-16 Adjust the Motion – ACTi or Axis. 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select 'Video Recorder Setup'.

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NOTE: For other IP cameras not discussed in this section, please refer to their corresponding manuals for setting up motion detection.

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Set the Video Stream

The functionality allows the users to apply the video stream configurations from one camera to the rest. To set the video stream, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 3-17 Set the Video Stream 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘Camera Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Video Stream’ tab. 4. Change the following parameters for the desired playback settings: a. ID – the camera number (This value cannot be modified) b. Camera Name – the camera name (This value cannot be modified.) c.

Frame Rate – the frames the hDVR generates per seconds. The frame rate decides the smoothness of the video. Select the appropriate frame rate from the drop down menu.

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Chapter 3 Remote Video Recorder Setup d. Quality – the video quality the hDVR generates from the camera. Videos with a higher quality keeps store more image detail and hence require more storage and vice versa. NOTE: The quality options of analog cameras are different from IP cameras. e. Scene – Set the main image recording frequency. If the value is set to a higher level (Level 1), then hDVR records more images with a smoother quality and hence requires more storage. The value is not available for IP cameras. f.

Current Bitrate – show the bit rate requirement. This value will be blank if the camera uses the motion jpeg compression.

g. Copy to all – the button will apply the current settings to the rest of the cameras in the group.

h. Preview – the button provides a preview of the camera. Click the button and a preview window with the current bit rate information will appear. Tip: The preview window allows the user to view the image from the camera, in advance. If the image quality is poor, set the ‘Quality’ to a higher parameter to improve the image quality. 5. Click ‘Update’ to update the Bitrate value. 6. Click ‘Close’ to complete the process.

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3-3 Set the I/O Device Module The MatriVideo system is capable of controlling and monitoring external devices, such as lights, fire alarm, etc., via an I/O device module. The system supports 2 types of I/O modules – the remote I/O module and the internal I/O module.

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To add an I/O module to a video recorder, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 3-18 Add A Remote I/O Module - 1 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup'.

2. Click the ‘I/O Device Setup’ tab. 3. Click ‘I/O Module Basic’. 4. Click ‘Add’ to add an I/O device module. An ‘I/O Module – Add’ dialog box will appear.

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Figure 3-19 Add A Remote I/O Module - 2 5. Input the module name. IMPORTANT: Do not leave the module name empty. A warning message will appear if the module name is empty. 6. Select the module type from the drop-down menu. Select the right module from the list and input the module address NOTE: The system supports three types of I/O modules: 8 D/I and 8 D/O, 16 D/I, and 8 D/O.

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Figure 3-20 Add A Remote I/O Module - 3 7. If necessary, click on the ‘Set’ button, for advanced Com Port Setup. 8. Click ‘OK’ to close the ‘I/O Module – Add’ dialog box. 9. The module name is automatically added to the module list. 10. Click the ‘Digital Input’ tab if the module is connected. The connection points are automatically added to the list.

Figure 3-21 Add A Remote I/O Module - 4 11. The list displays information about the connection points, including:

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Column

Description

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Check the box to either enable /disable the point.

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Point Name

Enter a name to define the point

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Module Name

Indicate the Module name. This value cannot be edited.

4

Address

The module address set for the point. This value cannot be edited.

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Signal Type

Change the signal type (N/O – normally open or N/C – normally closed) from the drop down menu.

12. Click the ‘Digital Output’ tab if the module is connected. The connection points are automatically added to the list.

Figure 3-22 Add A Remote I/O Module -5 13. This list outlines the connection point details, including: No.

Column

Description

1

ID

Check the box to either enable /disable the point.

2

Point Name

Enter a name to define the point

3

Module Name

Indicate the module name. The value cannot be edited.

4

Address

Indicate the Module address for the point. The value cannot be edited.

TIP: To control the output point for an alarm, refer to the Section 3-5-1-2 Action Configuration of A Camera Alarm. 14. Click ‘Close’.

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Add an Internal I/O Module (Optional)

To add an internal I/O module to a video recorder:

Figure 3-23 Add an Internal I/O Module - 1 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address and select ‘Video Recorder Setup'.

2. Click the ‘I/O Device Setup’ tab. 3. Click ‘I/O Module Basic’. 4. Click ‘Add’ to add an I/O device module. An ‘I/O Module – Add’ dialog box will appear.

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Figure 3-24 Add an Internal I/O Module - 2 5. Input the module name. IMPORTANT: Do not leave the module name empty. A warning message will appear if the field is empty. 6. Click on the Internal I/O Module Card radio button. 7. From the drop down menu, select the Module type, the I/O type, and DO Initial Value. NOTE: The I/O type drop down list has 16 items, that determine the point values of the 3 ports - Port A, B, and C. Every port has 8 points. The points in either Port A or B must be the same value (all in or out). Points in Port C are divided into 2 groups – the up group and the down group. Every group has 4 points and can be set separately. For additional information, please refer to the Internal I/O User manual. 8. Click ‘OK’ to close of ‘I/O Module – Add’ dialog box. 9. The module name is automatically added to the module list. 10. Click the ‘Digital Input’ tab if the module is connected. The connection points are automatically added to the list.

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Figure 3-25 Add an Internal I/O Module - 4 11. The list outlines the details of the connection points, including: No.

Column

Description

1

ID

Check the box to enable /disable the point.

2

Point Name

Enter a name to define the point

3

Module Name

Indicate the module name. The value cannot be edited.

4

Address

The module address set for the point. The value cannot be edited.

5

Signal Type

Change the signal type (N/O – normally open or N/C – normally closed) from the drop down menu.

12. Click the ‘Digital Output’ tab if the module is connected. The connection points are automatically added to the list.

Figure 3-26 Add an Internal I/O Module -5

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No.

Column

Description

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ID

Check the box to enable /disable the point.

2

Point Name

Enter a name to define the point

3

Module Name

Indicate the Module name. This value cannot be edited.

4

Address

The module address set for the point. The value is cannot be edited.

TIP: To control the output point for an alarm, refer to the Section 3-5-1-2 Action Configuration of A Camera Alarm. 14. Click ‘Close’.

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Delete an I/O Module

To delete an I/O module:

Figure 3-27 Delete an I/O Module 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup'.

2. Click the ‘I/O Device Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘I/O Module Basic’ tab. 4. Select the target module name from the I/O Module list. The module name is marked. 5. Click ‘Delete’.

6. The system prompts the user with a confirmation message. Click ‘OK’ to continue. 7. Click ‘Close’.

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Modify a Remote I/O Module

To modify an I/O module:

Figure 3-28 Modify a I/O Module - 1 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup'.

2. Click the ‘I/O Device Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘I/O Module Basic’ tab. 4. Select the target module name from the I/O Module list. The module name is marked. 5. Click ‘Modify’.

Figure 3-29 Modify an I/O Module - 2 6. From the ‘I/O Module – Modify’ dialog box, change the value of the Module Name and the Module address. Click the ‘Set’ button to change the Com Port settings, if necessary. 7. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialog box. 8. Click ‘Close’. 3-32

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Modify an Internal I/O Module (Optional)

To modify an internal I/O module:

Figure 3-30 Modify an I/O Module - 1 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup'.

2. Click the ‘I/O Device Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘I/O Module Basic’ tab. 4. Click the target module name from the I/O Module list. The module name is marked. 5. Click ‘Modify’.

Figure 3-31 Modify an I/O Module - 2 6. In the ‘I/O module – modify’ dialog box, change the value of the Module Name, the IP address, and the DO Initial value, if necessary. 7. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialog box. Click ‘Close’ Instek Digital Copyright @ 2009

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3-4 Recording Setup The recording setup allows the user to set up both general recording and scheduled recording. The ‘Recording Setup’ tab has two sub-sections: ‘Basic Setup’ and ‘Advanced Setup’. Basic Setup allows the user to set the recording time and mode for cameras. Advanced setup determines the recording quality and the file size.

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Configure a Scheduled Recording

To configure a schedule recording, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 3-32 Configure a Schedule Recording - 1 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘Recording Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Basic Setup’ tab. 4. Select a working camera from the ‘Camera List’. 3-34

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Chapter 3 Remote Video Recorder Setup 5. Click ‘Scheduled’ in the mode panel. NOTE: Click the ‘24×7’ mode to record 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. The default recording mode is Disabled. 6. Click ‘Add’ and a ‘Schedule Configuration’ dialog box will appear.

Figure 3-33 Add A Schedule Recording – 2

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Chapter 3 Remote Video Recorder Setup 7. Click ‘Once’ to record only during the specified duration, or click ‘Weekly’ to record on a weekly basis. 8. Select the Start Date/Time and the End Date/Time. 9. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialog box. 10. ‘Video retention day(s)’ specifies the amount of days that a recorded video can be stored on the video recorder if the video recorder has the storage required to meet this specification. If “Delete Video Data Exceeding Retention Limit” is checked, then the recorded video will only be stored for the pre-specified retention days. Even if additional storage capacity exists, video will not be stored any longer than the time specified for retention. The schedule list shows the result. Click ‘Close’ to continue. Tip: To initiate recording during off-business hours, follow the steps outlined below: 1. Add a scheduled recording between ‘PM: 05:00’ and ‘PM 11:59’ from Monday to Sunday. 2. Add a scheduled recording ‘AM 12:00’ and ‘AM 08:00’ from Monday to Sunday. 3. Add a scheduled recording between ‘AM 08:00’ and ‘PM 05:00’ from Saturday to Sunday. When an alarm/event occurs, the schedule recording will be interrupted temporally and the alarm/event will be recorded instead. Once the alarm/event has been recorded, the scheduled recording will resume.

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Delete a Schedule Recording

To delete a schedule recording:

Figure 3-34 Delete a Schedule Recording 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘Recording Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Basic Setup’ tab. 4. Select a working camera from the ‘Camera List’. 5. Select a scheduled recording from the ‘Schedule List’. Click ‘Delete’. 6. The schedule list shows the result. Click ‘Close’.

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Modify a Schedule Recording

To modify a schedule recording:

Figure 3-35 Modify A Schedule Recording 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘Recording Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Basic Setup’ tab. 4. Select a working camera from the Camera List. 5. Select a scheduled recording from the schedule list. Click ‘Modify’ and a ‘Schedule Configuration’ dialog box will appear.

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6. Change the recording mode, the start date/time, or the end date/time if necessary. 7. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialog box. 8. The schedule list shows the result. Click ‘Close’.

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Apply the Current Setting to All Cameras

To apply the current settings to rest of the cameras, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 3-36 Apply the Current Setting to Additional Cameras 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select the Video Recorder Setup.

2. Click the ‘Recording Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Basic Setup’ tab. 4. Select a working camera from the ‘Camera List’. 5. From the drop-down menu on the lower right hand corner, click the button “Copy To All” to apply the settings to all the cameras. 6. For IP cameras, only the frame rate can be copied to other IP cameras. 7. Click ‘Close’.

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Advanced Setup

To set the recording details, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 3-37 Advanced Setup Option under the Camera Recording Setup 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’. A video recorder can manage a maximum of either 4 or 9 cameras on the network (depends on the model name). 2. Click the ‘Advanced Setup’ tab. 3. Change the following parameters: a. ID – the camera number (This value cannot be modified) b. Camera Name – the camera name (This value cannot be modified) c. Enable – allows the video stream from the camera to propagate d. Resolution (Schedule Recording) – set the recording resolution in scheduled recording mode. e. FrameRate (Schedule Recording) – set the recording frame rate in scheduled recording mode. f.

Quality (Schedule Recording) – set the recording quality in scheduled recording mode. Refer to Section for more details.

g. Bitrate (Schedule Recording) – the recording file size, determined by the combination of resolution, frame rate, and quality. h. Resolution (Alarm/Event Recording) – set the recording resolution in Alarm/Event mode. i.

FrameRate (Alarm/Event Recording) – set the recording frame rate in Alarm/Event mode.

j.

Quality (Alarm/Event Recording) – set the recording quality in Alarm/Event mode.

k. Bitrate (Alarm/Event Recording) – the recording file size, determined by the combination of resolution, frame rate, and quality. l.

PreAlmBuf – the pre alarm buffer is a pre-recorded video clip before an alarm is

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Chapter 3 Remote Video Recorder Setup generated. The parameter decides the size of the recording clip. The maximum buffer is up to 60 seconds. m. PostAlmBuf – the post alarm buffer is a post-recorded video clip after an alarm is generated. The parameter decides the size of the recording clip. The maximum buffer is up to 60 seconds. NOTE: When an alarm or an event is detected, the video clip is recorded as follow: 1、 Motion alarm/event = pre-alarm buffer + duration of the motion + post-alarm buffer 2、 Video loss alarm = pre-alarm buffer 3、 DI alarm/event = pre-alarm buffer + post-alarm buffer 4、 Manual recording = pre-alarm buffer + 5 min. video recording + post-alarm buffer n. Copy to All – copies the recording configuration from one camera to all the cameras. 5. Click ‘Close’ to complete the process.

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NOTE: The system provides 3 recording modes: Live Play, Schedule Recording, and Alarm/Event/Manual Recording. Scheduled Recording and Alarm/Event/Manual Recording are used for Dynamic Recording. Each recording mode can be independently configured for Resolution, Frame Rate, and Quality. The system defines the priority of the three modes as follows: Alarm/Event/Manual Recording > Schedule Recording > Live play (configured by ‘Video Stream’) When two recording modes run together, the system defaults to the higher priority recording mode. For example, let’s set the resolution of live play mode on Camera A to CIF, and the resolution of schedule recording mode on Camera A to 4CIF. The default resolution for Camera A will be set to 4CIF, since schedule recording has a higher priority than live play. The following tabular data demonstrates how the system utilizes the three modes, depending on the status of dynamic recording. Dynamic Recording is disabled:

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If the ‘enable’ option of the camera’s dynamic recording stream is unchecked, the system uses the video stream setting of the Live play mode as the default recording mode. Exception: If the resolution of the mode with higher priority is QCIF and the resolution of the mode with lower priority is CIF or 4CIF, then the resolution of the camera is changed to CIF or 4CIF.

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3-5 Set Up an Alarm or Event 3-5-1

Set Up the Alarm

When an alarm is detected, the alarms will pop-up in the ‘Active Alarm’ list. There are two kinds of alarms: Camera Event and D/I Event.

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Trigger a Camera Alarm

To trigger an alarm from a linked camera source, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 3-38 Trigger A Camera Alarm - 1 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Refer to the Section ‘Adjust the Motion’ for setting up motion. 3. Click the ‘Alarm & Event Setup’ tab. 4. Click the ‘Camera Alarm’ tab. 5. Under the camera list, from the alarm priority drop down menu, select a value to set the alarm priority.

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Chapter 3 Remote Video Recorder Setup TIP: Higher priority has a smaller number. For example, Priority 1 means that it has the highest priority. 6. Check the motion or/and V.Loss checkbox to activate alarm detection on the camera. NOTE: If you would like to set up a motion alarm, you have to pre-define the area of motion and “Enable Motion Detection”. Refer to the Section ‘Adjust the Motion’ 7. Click on the ‘Set’ button under the Control Schedule column. (Fig. 3-37)

Figure 3-39 Trigger a Camera Alarm - 2 8. In the ‘Camera Alarm – Control Schedule’ dialog box; click ‘Scheduled’ in the ‘Mode’ panel to set a schedule. (If you select ‘24×7’, the camera will detect alarms during that period of time. In this case, ‘Scheduled Configuration’ will be grayed out. Click ‘Close’. 9. Click ‘Add’, ‘Delete’, ‘Modify’, and ‘Copy to’ buttons to edit and manage the schedule. Refer to the Section Schedule a Recording Setup, for additional information. 10. Click ‘Close’ to continue. 11. Click ‘Close’ to complete the process.

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Action Configuration of a Camera Alarm

When a camera alarm is detected, the MatriVideo System allows users to take three actions – trigger a D/O control, send an email notification, or control a PTZ preset. Set the Alarm Instructions:

Figure 3-40 Set the Alarm Instructions - 1 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click on the ‘Alarm & Event Setup’ tab. 3. Click on the ‘Camera Alarm’ tab. 4. From the camera list, click the ‘Set’ button in the ‘Alarm Inst’ column. ‘Camera Alarm – Instruction & Description Setup’ dialog box will appear.

Figure 3-41 Set the Alarm Instructions - 2 5. Input the notification messages in the ‘Alarm Instruction’ and the ‘Alarm Description’ panels. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialog box. 6. Click ‘Close’. Instek Digital Copyright @ 2009

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Figure 3-42 Send an E-Mail Notification - 1 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘Alarm & Event Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Camera Alarm’ tab. 4. Check the box titled ‘E-mail’ under the column ‘Alarm Notification’. 5. Click on the ‘E-mail Setup’ button.

Figure 3-43 Send an E-Mail Notification - 2 6. Input the outgoing mail server and the TCP port. (Ask your system administrator for the TCP port number.) 7. Input the email addresses of the sender and the receiver. 8. Insert the subject line.

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Chapter 3 Remote Video Recorder Setup 9. If necessary, check the option ‘Mail Server Authentication’ to pre-load the login information for the mailbox. 10. Click ‘OK’. 11. Click ‘Close’.

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Figure 3-44 Set an D/O Control – 1 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘Alarm & Event Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Camera Alarm’ tab. 4. Check the D/O control box and click on the ‘Set’ button under the D/O Control column.

Figure 3-45 Set an D/O Control – 2 5. The ‘Camera Alarm – D/O Selection’ dialog box will appear. Click the target output point from the D/O list. From the drop-down menu, select the signal type to set the output status. 6. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialog box. 7. Click ‘Close.

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Trigger a D/I Alarm

To set a D/I alarm:

Figure 3-46 Trigger a D/I Alarm 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘Alarm & Event Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘D/I Alarm’ tab. 4. Click the ‘Active’ checkbox to activate the desired point. 5. From the ‘Alarm Priority’ drop down menu, set the alarm priority. The highest priority has the smallest value. 6. Click on the ‘Set’ button under the ‘Alarm Inst’ column to define the alarm content and the post-alarm operation. 7. Change the Trigger value if necessary. 8. Click on the ‘Set’ button under the column ‘Control Schedule’, to set a scheduled control. Refer to Steps 6-9 in the Section Trigger A Camera Alarm for detailed description. 9. Click ‘Close’ to complete the process.

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Action Configuration of a D/I Alarm

When a D/I alarm is detected, the MatriVideo System provides users with four alarm actions – launch a recording, trigger a D/O control, send an e-mail notification, and control a PTZ preset.

To launch a recording:

Figure 3-47 Launch a Recording - 1 1. From the D/I alarm list, select an active point and check the box under the ‘REC’ column. (Refer to the previous section to understand how to enter the D/I alarm list.) 2. Click the ‘Set’ button under the ‘REC’ column. The pop-up window ‘D/I Alarm – Camera Recording Selection’ will appear.

Figure 3-48 Launch a recording - 2 3. Check the box of for all the cameras which are connected to the system. The selected cameras will trigger the recording function when a D/I alarm is detected. 4. Click ‘OK’ to continue. 3-52

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Figure 3-49 Trigger a D/O Control - 1 1. From the D/I alarm list, select an active point and check the corresponding box under the column, ‘D/O Control’. 2. Click on the ‘Set’ button to open the ‘D/I Alarm – D/O Selection’ pop-up window.

Figure 3-50 Trigger a D/O Control - 2 3. From the D/O list, select the output point by checking the box next to it and set a signal type (ON or PULSE, OFF is the default value.) 4. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialog box. 5. Click ‘Close’.

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Figure 3-51 Send an e-mail notification 1. From the D/I alarm list, select an active point and check the box under the column ‘E-mail’. 2. Click on ‘Email setup’. 3. Refer to the Section Set an E-mail for Notification for further instructions. 4. Click ‘Close’.

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Figure 3-52 Control a PTZ Preset - 1 1. From the D/I alarm list, select an active point and check the box under the column ‘PTZ Preset’. 2. Click on the ‘Set’ button to open the 'D/I Alarm – PTZ Preset Selection’ pop-up window.

Figure 3-53 Control a PTZ Preset - 2 3. From the ‘Camera Preset Selection’, select the appropriate camera from the ‘Camera’ drop-down menu.

TIP: Only PTZ cameras will appear in the list 4. From the ‘Preset’ drop-down menu, select a pre-defined preset. The PTZ camera will automatically move to the preset direction when a D/I alarm is detected. 5. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialog box. 6. Click ‘Close’.

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Set the Event

When an event is detected, the event is marked in the Timeline Control Bar located on T2. There are two events: Camera Event and D/I event. 3-5-2-1

Trigger a Camera Event

Figure 3-54 Trigger a Camera Event - 1

1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Refer to the Section ‘Adjust the Motion’. 3. Check the ‘Active’ box next to the camera. 4. Check the box ‘Trigger Source Motion’, if unchecked. 5. Click on the ‘Set’ button under the column ‘Control Schedule’, to control the schedule. (Refer to 3-5-1-1 Trigger a camera alarm, for more details.) 6. Click ‘Close’. NOTE: The ‘Motion Detection’ functionality of the MatriVideo System only supports analog cameras.

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Action Configuration of a Camera Event

When a camera event is detected, the MatriVideo System provides the user with four actions – launch a recording, trigger a D/O control, send an e-mail notification, and control a PTZ preset. Launch a Recording Recording is enabled by default. If recording is not enabled, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 3-55 Launch a Recording 1. From the ‘Camera Event’ tab select a linked camera by clicking the ‘Active’ checkbox. 2. Check the box under the ‘REC’ column, if unchecked. (Refer to Section ‘Set the event’ for displaying the camera event list.) 3. Click ‘Close’. Trigger a D/O Control

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Figure 3-57 Trigger a D/O Control - 2 4. From the D/O list, select an output point by checking the box next to it and set the signal type (ON or PULSE, OFF is the default value.) 5. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialog box. 6. Click ‘Close’.

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Figure 3-58 Send an E-mail Notification 1. From the ‘Camera Event’ tab, select a linked camera, by clicking the ‘Active’ checkbox. 2. Check the box under the ‘E-mail’ column. 3. Click ‘Email setup’ and refer to the Section ‘Set an E-mail Notification’ to complete the setup. 4. Click ‘Close’.

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Figure 3-59 Control a PTZ Preset - 1 1. From the ‘Camera Event’ tab select a linked camera by clicking the ‘Active’ checkbox and then check the corresponding box under the column, ‘PTZ Preset’. 2. Click ‘Set’ and the ‘Camera Alarm – PTZ Preset Selection’ pop-up menu will appear.

Figure 3-60 Control a PTZ Preset - 2 3. From the ‘Camera’ selection drop-down menu, select the linked camera

TIP: The camera list will only display the PTZ cameras 4. Select the defined preset from the drop-down ‘Preset’ menu. The PTZ camera will automatically move to the preset direction when a camera event is detected. 5. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialog box. 6. Click ‘Close’.

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Trigger a D/I Event

Figure 3-61 Trigger a D/I Event 1. From the camera tree, right click on the DVR IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘Alarm & Event Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘D/I Event’ tab. 4. Select a point by checking the box next to the ‘Point Name’ 5. Change the ‘Trigger Value’, if necessary. 6. Click on the ‘Set’ button under the column ‘Control Schedule’, to set a control schedule. Refer to Step 6-9 in Section Trigger A Camera Alarm for additional information. 7. Click ‘Close’ to complete the process.

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Action Configuration of a D/I Event

When a D/I event is detected, the MatriVideo System allows users to take four separate actions on the alarms – launch a recording, trigger a D/O control, send an e-mail notification, and control a PTZ preset. Launch a Recording

Figure 3-62 Launch a Recording - 1 1. From the D/I event list, select an active point and check the corresponding box under the ‘REC’ column. 2. Click on the ‘Set’ button to open the ‘D/I Event – Camera Recording Selection’ pop-up menu.

Figure 3-63 Launch a Recording - 2 3. Select the linked camera from the ‘Camera list’. The selected camera will trigger the recording function when a D/I event is detected. 4. Click ‘OK’ to continue. 5. Click ‘Close’. 3-62

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Figure 3-64 Trigger a D/O Control - 1 1. From the D/I event list, select an active point. 2. Check the corresponding box under the column ‘D/O Control’. 3. Click on the ‘Set’ button to open the ‘D/I Event – D/O Selection’ pop-up menu.

Figure 3-65 Trigger a D/O Control - 2 4. From the D/O list, select an output point and from the pop-up menu, set the signal type (ON or PULSE, OFF is the default value.) 5. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialog box. 6. Click ‘Close’.

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Chapter 3 Remote Video Recorder Setup Send an e-mail notification

Figure 3-66 Send an e-mail notification 1. From the D/I event list, select an active point and check the corresponding box under the column ‘E-mail’. 2. Click on ‘Email setup’ and refer to the Section Set an E-mail Notification to complete the setup process. 3. Click ‘Close’.

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Chapter 3 Remote Video Recorder Setup Control a PTZ Preset

Figure 3-67 Control a PTZ Preset - 1 1. From the D/I event list, select an active point. 2. Check the corresponding box under the column ‘PTZ Preset’. 3. Click on the ‘Set’ button to open the 'D/I event – PTZ Preset Selection’ pop-up menu.

Figure 3-68 Control a PTZ Preset - 2 4. Select the camera from the ‘Camera’ drop-down menu. TIP: The camera list will only display the PTZ cameras.

5. Select a pre-defined preset from the 'Preset' drop-down menu. The PTZ camera will automatically move to the preset direction when a D/I event is detected. 6. Click 'OK' to close the dialog box. 7. Click 'Close'’.

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Chapter 4

Archive Server Setup

4-1 Archive Server System Setup 4-1-1

Change the name and the video type of the video recorder

The MatriVideo system supports two video formats– NTSC and PAL. To change the video type of a video recorder, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 4-1 ‘Login into the Video Recorder’

Figure 4-2 The System Setup tab 1. From the camera tree, right click on the Archive Server’s IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Select the linked archive server from the ‘Video Recorder’ drop-down menu. 3. Use the account name and password to log into the archive server. 4. Click ‘Connect’ to enter the setup or ‘Cancel’ to cancel the connection.

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Chapter 4 Archive Server Setup NOTE: Check the connection status of the archive server before processing the configuration. In the following illustration, steps 2-4 will be replaced by the text of ‘Log into the archive server’.

IMPORTANT: Only users who belong to the Admin or Manager groups are allowed to log into the archive server. 5. Click the System Setup tab. 6. Change the system name and the video type. 7. Click ‘Close’. TIP: You need to reboot the archive server if the video type is changed.

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Change the On Screen Display

The On Screen Display message includes information about the camera and the time. This functionality allows users to change the display position of the message.

Figure 4-3 Change the On Screen Display 1. From the camera tree, right click on the Archive Server’s IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘System Setup’ tab. 3. Check the box ‘On screen display’ to show the message. Select the directional orientation of the message by either selecting the ‘Top’ or ‘Down’ radio button. 4. Click ‘OK’.

The On Screen Display on ‘Top’

The On Screen Display on ‘Down’

NOTE: Refer to the Section 3-2-1 ‘Set a camera’ for description about setting up a camera name.

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Enable Hardware Watchdog

The hardware watchdog indicates the status of hardware watchdog for the archive server. Hardware watchdog will restart the system if the Archive Server experiences a problem for more than 5 minutes. It is highly recommended to disable the hardware watchdog before system maintenance or upgrades . To enable the hardware watchdog, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 4-4 Enable/Disable the Hardware Watchdog 1. From the camera tree, right click on the Archive Server’s IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘System Setup’ tab. 3. Check the box ‘Enable hardware watchdog’. 4. Click ‘Close’.

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Log Settings & Alarm Data

Figure 4-5 Log Settings & Alarm Data 1. From the camera tree, right click on the Archive Server’s IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘System Setup’ tab. 3. Select the option ‘Keep log file’ and/or ‘Keep alarm history’ by checking the corresponding boxes. Input the number of the days to store the log (or historical alarm) files. 4. Click ‘Close’.

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Remotely Control the Archive Server

There are three buttons to control the subscribed archive server: Shutdown Video Recorder, Reboot Video Recorder, and Restart Video Recorder Service. 4-1-5-1

Shutdown Video Recorder

This button will shut down the archive server remotely:

Figure 4-6 Remotely Shutdown the Video Recorder 1. From the camera tree, right click on the Archive Server’s IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘System Setup’ tab. 3. Click ‘Shutdown Video Recorder’. 4. Click ‘Close’. The system prompts the user with the message, “The Video Recorder has been shutdown and the Configuration window will be closed”.

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Reboot the Archive Server

This button will reboot the archive server, including the Linux platform and the system application.

Figure 4-7 Remotely Reboot the Archive Server 1. From the camera tree, right click on the Archive Server’s IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘System Setup tab’. 3. Click ‘Reboot Video Recorder’. 4. Click ‘Close’.

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Restart the Archive Server Service

This button will restart the archive server application (services).

Figure 4-8 Remotely Restart the Archive Server Service 1. From the camera tree, right click on the Archive Server’s IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘System Setup’ tab. 3. Click ‘Restart Video Recorder Service’. 4. Click ‘Close’.

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4-2 Camera Setup 4-2-1 4-2-1-1

Setup a Camera Camera Setup

An archive server can manage a maximum of 4 DVRs and 64 analog cameras on the network. An archive server regards all analog cameras as IP cameras. The camera numbers are from 1 to 64. To setup the camera, follow the steps outlined below:

Figure 4-9 Camera Setup 1. From the camera tree, right click on the Archive Server’s IP address. Select ‘Video Recorder Setup’.

2. Click the ‘Camera Setup’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Camera Setup Basic’ tab. 4. Set the values of the IP camera: a. Active – Set the camera active or inactive. b. Camera name – Assign a new name to the camera. c. Camera Type – Indicate the camera type. The default and the only type is ID-Archive. d. IP Address – Indicate the IP Address of the DVR that the camera connects to. e. CH – Indicate the channel of the DVR that the camera connects to. f.

Port – Indicate the command port of the camera.

g. Login – Set the user authorization for the IP camera. h. Audio – Enable the audio function for the IP camera i.

Resolution - The frame size of the camera. (The value is default. It varies by different

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PTZ – Set the camera as a PTZ IP camera. (Refer to Section 3-2-1-3 ‘PTZ Camera’ for the detailed configuration.)

6. Click ‘Close’ to complete the process.

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