Quick Reference Guide
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Main Menu / System Settings â€“ click on HD Witness logo in the upper left corner.
ESC key minimizes/maximizes application.
Create New Layout: Simply open a new tab at the top of the screen • Right Click on Server for Context Menu and Server Settings • Drag and Drop Server into Layout to view Server Health Status Monitoring • Right Click on Camera for Camera Settings ∙ Settings can be applied to multiple licensed cameras at once • Drag and Drop Cameras between servers to re-assign them ∙ All camera and record settings will remain and timeline will track archive seamlessly • Configure Recording Drives in Server Settings (Context Menu) • Right Click on Server for Manually Discovering and Adding new cameras not already auto-discovered
USERS - (administrator only)
• Add a New User – Right Click on Main Users Icon for context button Change User Settings • Change User Settings – Right Click on specific User for Context Menu • Add a Layout – Right Click on specific User for Context Menu
Drag and Drop a Layout from one User to another to copy that layout to their authorized views
LOCAL – Local Video Clips stored in Indexed Drives
Index New Folders – Accessible in Systems Settings of Main Control (under General Settings tab)
NOTE: Client needs to be re-started for newly indexed ﬁles to display in Local Tree
Multi Selection within MANAGEMENT TREE: • Select multiple items – SHIFT+ click • Add an item to selection – CTRL + click
Search Results Type – Default is 'Any Type'. Use drop down selector to narrow Type Search (cameras, video ﬁles or still images)
Search Terms: • Enter search terms into 'Search' box • It is possible to search cameras by Name, MAC address or IP address • Results are displayed in real time as terms are entered (at least 3 characters) ∙ To show results for less than 3 chars use Enter • Search results are automatically added to the current Layout • Use '+' between terms to add a search criteria • Use '\' between terms to remove a search criteria
Scene Controls Custom layouts can be easily created, saved and assigned to Users Create New Layout: Simply open a new tab at the top of the screen Save Current Layout: CTRL + S Save Current Layout As: CTRL + ALT + S Open Saved Layout: Layouts are listed under their respective User in the Management Tree • Select layout in Tree and press Enter • Use layout's Context Menu in Tree • Drag and drop layout on Scene • Drag and drop layout on Tab Navigator to open It in new tab or in new window • A layout can be opened In new tab or in new window
Add Item(s) to Scene/Layout: • Select item(s) in Tree and drag into Scene • Double-click on an item in Tree (single) • Select item(s) in Tree and use Context Menu (Right Click) • Item(s) can be opened In new tab or in new window • Open sever on scene to see its status graphs
Scene Context Menu: Right click anywhere on blank space of scene
Fit Videos in View – Double click on background (use Context Menu on background) Toggle Show/Hide Side Panels – F11 (or ESC to show panels back) Move the Whole Scene – Right click and drag (ALT + Arrows) Zoom the Whole Scene – Mouse wheel on empty scene space or (+/- keys ) Video Spacing – CTRL + mouse wheel (also Context Menu) Cell Spacing (16x9 aspect ratio by default or 4x3 choice) – Scene Context Menu above
Video Controls Select Item – Single Left Click (blue frame indicates the selected one)
Change Selection – Arrow keys (also works in Full Screen)
Multi Item Select – Left Click Mouse Drag (or CTRL + Left Click individually)
Move/Swap Selected Item(s) – drag and drop Move/Swap Items Item Zoom – Mouse Wheel (also +/- keys )
Item Resize – Click and pull an Item’s corner to stretch it larger within the grid (grid squares will highlight green if space available and red if conflicting with existing items)
Duplicate Item(s) – CTRL + Drag and Drop (can be done to multiple items at once) Toggle Full Screen for Item – Double click (Enter)
Rotate Item: Fine – use
Icon on item or (ALT + Left Click and Drag/Rotate)
Coarse – hold CTRL while performing fine rotation
Video Playback Controls Fast Forward and Rewind – use Speed Slider above Play Buttons (or mouse wheel on Speed Slider) Adjust Volume – Volume Slider (CTRL + up/down arrows or mouse wheel on Volume Slider)
Navigation Displaying Archive • Recorded Time – green • No recording from lack of Motion Detection – red • When several items are selected then recorded chunks are combined on the bottom line, selected item’s chunks are on the upper line
Go to Position – click on that point in Timeline or click and drag Slider on Timeline
to toggle show/hide thumbnails (or resize thumbnails by pulling/dragging its upper edge)
*Last partial minute of an archive is not allowed for navigation and Thumbnails while data is writing
Zoom Time Scale: • Mouse wheel on Timeline • Double click on bottom scroll bar to zoom out to full Timeline • Switch to live – • Toggle cameras sync'd to same time – select an item and press
Calendar Search • Use
to toggle open/close Calendar Search
• Green cells indicate dates with recorded content • Blue frame indicates displayed dates • Click on a cell to zoom to zoom Timeline to selected date
Export Videos Select (click) on an item from which to export video Select ranges: • Set start/end range for export –right click and drag or use Time Line Context Menu ("[" and "]" shortcuts) • Resize the selected region by dragging edges • Clear the selected region using Context Menu (right click anywhere on selected range)
Use Context Menu for Export Selection.
Export Tips: • Export the same time video from another camera – click on another item • The video exported will be displayed in Local Folder in the Management Tree • Videos exported from cameras are signed by Digital Signature Watermark • Right-Click on any video clip to check for Digital Watermark • Local video clips can be edited (trimmed) for length and re-exported as well • Note: Digital Watermark will only authenticate with clips rendered from camera archives
Advanced Search Features MOTION SEARCH
Select Region to Search Motion on: • Use
on an item and draw the region
• Hold SHIFT and draw a region of interest to search • Hold SHIFT+CTRL to add multiple search regions
Smart Motion Search Tips • Timeline will instantly show Red where motion occurred will be applied to motion chunks only (in red) • Use
again to switch off Smart Motion Search
Select (click) a single item to search Select range – Right Click and Drag to highlight range (same as Video Export) Right Click the selected range for Context Menu and select Thumbnail Search
Select any single item from the thumbnail selection and its time span will auto-highlight in the timeline. Select Thumbnail Search (Context Menu) again to further narrow (zoom) the time search on that speciﬁc time frame.
Thumbnail Search Tips: • Thumbnail Search is displayed on another layout • It is possible to play back any item on Thumbnail Search layout • Items cannot be removed from Thumbnail Search layout • Thumbnail Search is allowed for local ﬁles as well
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How To Use the Web Client (Local Network) You will need to know a few things to connect to your system using the web client. a) IP address of server running ECS (Enterprise Control System) b) Port number used by ECS Both of these items can be determined during install of the system. They are same values used by the installed client to connect to the system. The port is shown in the opening ‘Connect to Enterprise Controller’ dialog as ‘Port’. The default value is 7001.
Once you have these values open your browser and input the following address: https://<<ipaddress>>:<<port>>/web/
Example, if the server IP address is 192.168.1.100 and the port is 7001 then the URL is: https://192.168.1.100:7001/web/
Please note the ‘S’ after HTTP. This is a required part of the address and you will not connect without it.
Once you do
connect your web browser may present a warning that you are connecting to a secure site that cannot be confirmed. This is expected, press continue or allow. This warning is because you are setting up a secure tunnel to protect the data but the other end is not known to your web browser.
To Connect from the Internet To connect from outside your LAN you will need to setup port forwarding on your firewall/router. If you do not know how to do this please ask your network admin or refer to your router manual.
In order to connect you need to forward the port mentioned above to the server running ECS and allow traffic on this port through your firewall. Once this is setup you can access the system with a web browser by putting in the public address of your router. To find the public address you can use the web site whatismyip.com or type ‘ip’ into a Google search. Either will tell you your public IP address.
With the port forwarded and with your public IP address you are ready to connect from anywhere on the internet. You use the same format into your web browser, but replace the local IP address with your public address.
Example, from the example above set port 7001 to forward from router to machine 192.168.1.100.
Open traffic on port
7001 in your firewall. Find public IP (i.e. 126.96.36.199), then put this into your web browser: https://188.8.131.52/web/
PTZ Controls Click (insert PTZ Image button) to show/hide PTZ Controls
Basic PTZ: • Hold the mouse on the center and move to rotate camera • Use + - to zoom in/out
Advanced PTZ (must be supported on the camera): • Click on desired place to point there • Select a region to zoom into it • Double click to fully zoom out
Events & Actions Click on CTRL + E to open Events and Actions
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