EtroVISION Video Server User`s manual

Users Manual
EV8280U-MD
Speed Dome Camera
Firmware Version 1.1.2
Document Revision A
About This Guide
The User’s Manual provides functionality and instructions for the 1080p/5M series
which includes the following model series:
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EV8180
EV8280
EV8580
EV8780
EV8781
EV8582
EV8383
EV8581
EV8782
Before Using the IP Camera/Video Server
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Check the PC requirements
Review the OS platform requirements
Read an special and import precautionary information
Having basic knowledge of network setup and configuration will be helpful
Disclaimer
© 2010 Etrovision Technology. All rights reserved.
EtroLink™ & AnyUSB™ are trademarks of Etrovision Technology; other product or
service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Information contained in this document may be superseded by updates. No
representation or warranty is given and no liability is assumed by Etrovision
Technology with respect to the accuracy or use of the information, or infringement of
patents or other intellectual property rights. No licenses are conveyed, implicitly or
otherwise, under any intellectual property rights.
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INTRODUCTION ...............................................................................1
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THE LIVE VIEW .................................................................................2
2.1
Live View, Setup & Client Setup .................................................................. 3
Client Setup ................................................................................................. 3
2.2
Controls and Status ..................................................................................... 4
EV8280 ....................................................................................................... 4
2.3
Digital Zoom ................................................................................................ 5
2.4
Information .................................................................................................. 5
2.5
Streaming .................................................................................................... 5
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Audio ........................................................................................................... 6
2.7
Control (PTZ Control) .................................................................................. 6
EV8280 Control ........................................................................................... 6
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SETUP ...............................................................................................8
3.1
System – Information .................................................................................. 9
3.2
System – Generic Setting............................................................................ 9
Camera Name ............................................................................................. 9
System Time ............................................................................................. 10
Camera Lens (for EV8180 models only) ................................................... 10
Digital Input ............................................................................................... 10
LED ........................................................................................................... 10
HTTP Port ................................................................................................. 11
Language .................................................................................................. 11
3.3
System – User Account Management ....................................................... 11
3.4
System – Maintenance .............................................................................. 12
Firmware Update ....................................................................................... 12
Export/Import Camera Configuration ......................................................... 15
Restore Factory Default ............................................................................ 16
Reboot Device ........................................................................................... 16
3.5
System – Local Storage ............................................................................ 16
3.6
System – Record Setting........................................................................... 16
Event-Triggered Recording ....................................................................... 17
Continuous Recording ............................................................................... 17
3.7
Network – IP Setting.................................................................................. 18
IP Setting................................................................................................... 18
WLAN Setting ............................................................................................ 18
3.8
Network – Streaming ................................................................................. 19
3.9
Network – DDNS ....................................................................................... 21
3.10
Video/Audio – Video Setting ...................................................................... 21
TV Output .................................................................................................. 22
Resolution Mode (EV8x80F Models Only) ................................................ 22
Time Stamp & Camera Name ................................................................... 22
Profile Setting ............................................................................................ 23
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Video/Audio – Audio Setting ...................................................................... 24
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Video/Audio – Color Setting ...................................................................... 25
Day/Night Setting ...................................................................................... 25
Color & Sensor Settings ............................................................................ 26
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Video/Audio – Text Overlay ....................................................................... 27
3.14
Video/Audio – Privacy Mask ...................................................................... 27
3.15
Event Handle – Event Rule ....................................................................... 28
3.16
Event Handle – Event Server .................................................................... 29
Email Setting ............................................................................................. 29
Network Storage ....................................................................................... 30
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Event Handle – Motion Detection .............................................................. 30
3.18
PTZ Control – Serial Setting ...................................................................... 30
3.19
System Log – View Log ............................................................................. 31
3.20
System Log – Remote Log Setting ............................................................ 31
STREAMING VIDEO .......................................................................32
4.1
RTSP Streaming........................................................................................ 32
Authentication ........................................................................................... 32
4.2
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Image Snapshot in a Browser ................................................................... 33
ROUTER/FIREWALL CONFIGURATION ........................................34
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Streaming Router Configuration ................................................................ 34
Camera Router/Firewall ............................................................................ 35
Client Router/Firewall ................................................................................ 36
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MOTION JPEG IN A BROWSER .....................................................38
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EV8280 PTZ CONTROL SETTINGS ...............................................39
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PTZ Control – General Setting .................................................................. 39
Home Function .......................................................................................... 39
Zoom Setting ............................................................................................. 39
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7.2
PTZ Control – Patrol Setting ..................................................................... 40
7.3
PTZ Control – Auto Scan Setting .............................................................. 41
7.4
PTZ Control – Privacy Mask Setting.......................................................... 42
ADDING A CAMERA TO AN NVR ...................................................45
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8.1
RTSP URL................................................................................................. 45
8.2
Administrator User & Password ................................................................ 46
FIREFOX .........................................................................................47
10 DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT ...............................................................48
10.1
Digital Input ............................................................................................... 48
10.2
Digital Output ............................................................................................ 49
11 DOCUMENT CHANGE LOG ...........................................................50
11.1
Document Version A .................................................................................. 50
1 INTRODUCTION
This guide is for the use with the 1080p/5MP series using firmware version 1.1.2.002.
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2 THE LIVE VIEW
The IP camera web interface is made up of two main pages: the Live View page and
the Setup page. The Live View provides the current display from the IP camera
along with selected settings, configuration and functionality.
A login is required to access the web UI. The administrator username is “root”, and
the password by default is “pass”.
After logging into the IP camera via the browser, the user is first presented with the
Live View interface.
Below is an example of the Live View page. Following the screenshot is a discussion
of the different areas within the Live View page.
The right hand panel (Information, Streaming, Audio, Control) can be hidden by
clicking the small arrow bordering the video and Streaming pane.
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Click the arrow (highlighted in green) to hide/display the right side panel.
2.1 Live View, Setup & Client Setup
In the top right corner of the screen are three links.
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Live View: the main viewing screen with various controls.
Setup: provides the interface for most of the camera configuration.
Client Setup: configuration for PC client settings such as storage directory,
and web UI streaming preferences.
Client Setup
The Client Setup provides options to modify the recording path, streaming
protocol and buffering time. Streaming protocol and buffering time relate to
streaming settings for the web UI on the client PC. These settings are only
applied for the browser session, and don’t persist after the browser is closed.
Settings apply to a specific PC; they are not universal.
Recording Path
Recording Path is used to define the directory where snapshot images and video
will be stored.
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Streaming Protocol
RTP/RTSP over HTTP is the default. This is the most flexible setting in that it
streams using port 80 which should likely require no client router configuration.
RTP over UDP may use less bandwidth than the other options, but it may also
result in inferior video quality since packets may be lost in transmission (more
common over WAN) and may require additional router client configuration for
UDP traffic.
See section 5 Router/Firewall Configuration for more information on network
configuration considerations.
Buffering Time
Buffering Time can be increased if video appears to lag due to network latency.
However, an increased buffer will result in increased lag between real time.
2.2 Controls and Status
The View Size controls adjust the viewable screen size in Live View. The Zoom
feature can be used, and
Record and Snapshot will capture video/snapshots to the local hard drive.
Digital Out will trigger a digital output signal (e.g. to an alarm).
Full Screen will display video in full screen mode. Click the Esc key to exit Full
Screen mode.
SD Card shows the status of the SD card.
Digital In Alert will display when a digital in alert has been triggered.
Motion Detection Alert will display when motion detection has been triggered.
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The EV8280 speed dome camera has 6 digital input connections. Therefore, the
Live View Digital IN alert displays 6 separate signals labeled 1-6.
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2.3 Digital Zoom
The Digital Zoom feature allows zooming in on a specific area. When using the
View Size controls, a magnifying glass icon will replace the mouse pointer icon.
To magnify a specific area, place the magnifying glass icon over the desired area
and left click the mouse. Additional left mouse clicks will continue to magnify
wherever the mouse is placed.
To zoom out, right click the mouse.
If the mouse is moved to the edge of the image window, the mouse icon will
change to a white, triangular icon.
This icon allows moving the view using electronic PTZ if the functionality is
available and enabled.
2.4 Information
Resolution and frame rate will be displayed in the Information pane.
2.5 Streaming
To toggle between different video streams, use the Stream drop down list.
The number of ROI which are enabled in the Video Setting – Profile Setting will
determine the number of streams available for viewing. See the “Video Control –
Video Setting” section for more information.
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2.6 Audio
Audio volume controls for speaker and microphone. Clicking on the icon will
mute or enable.
2.7 Control (PTZ Control)
The PTZ control panel will not be present in those models where PTZ will not be
used (e.g. EV8580). Use the Set Preset button to mark a preset, and the Go to
Preset button to use a preset.
EV8280 Control
The EV8280 speed dome camera has some additional PTZ controls displayed in
the Control panel. For more information about the EV8280’s PTZ functionality,
see the section EV8280 PTZ Control Settings.
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3 SETUP
The web interface is made up of two main pages: the Live View page and the Setup
page. The Live View page interface was introduced in the previous section.
The Setup interface is primarily used for viewing and configuring the IP camera’s
settings.
From the Live View page, click the Setup link at the top right side:
Below is a screenshot of the Setup page. The initial page displayed is the “System
Information” page.
The left hand panel lists the configuration nodes which can be viewed and modified.
Clicking on an item will reveal sub menus which are available.
To return to the Live View page, click the Live View link in the right hand corner.
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NOTE: Configuration changes in the Setup interface require clicking the SAVE
button. Otherwise, changes will not be applied.
The following discusses the different basic configuration options within the Settings
page.
3.1 System – Information
The Information page is always the initial page displayed when switching to the
Setup view. Basic information related to the IP camera is displayed here.
The page only displays information; no changes can be made here.
3.2 System – Generic Setting
Camera Name
Enter a camera name if a specific name is desired.
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System Time
3 options are available:
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Manual: insert time manually
PC Time: set to the current PC time
Network Time Server: periodically synchronizes with a time server
For Network Time Server two standard options are provided. If another time
server is preferred, then choose others from the list and add the address of the
time server which will be used.
Renew Period specifies the synchronization schedule.
Camera Lens (for EV8180 models only)
Select the appropriate lens type for the camera. A mismatch between the Camera
Lens setting and the actual lens type may result in color deviation.
Digital Input
This defines the method by which the digital in sensor operates. If the normal
condition is open (N.O.), then the alarm will be triggered when the circuit is
closed. The opposite applies for N.C.
LED
The camera LED lights can be enabled or disabled.
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The EV8781 has an additional setting which controls operation of an external IR
LED source.
The External IR Output Level controls the circuit voltage which is used to turn
on/off the external IR LED.
NOTE: Refer to the external IR LED manufacturer’s recommendation to properly
set the External IR Output Level.
Low = Active Low: no voltage turns on the external IR LED; voltage turns off the
IR LED
High = Active High: voltage turns on the external IR LED; no voltage turns off
the IR LED
HTTP Port
To use a non-default port, change the HTTP Port value. This port is used by the
camera’s web server and HTTP streaming.
Language
Currently English, Simplified Chinese, Czech, French, German, Russian and
Italian are available.
3.3 System – User Account Management
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User accounts can be added, edited or deleted via the controls in the left corner.
Users are assigned to a group (admin, operator or viewer).
To edit or delete an account, highlight the account in the User List window and
click the edit/delete button.
After making changes, click SAVE to apply changes.
3.4 System – Maintenance
Firmware Update
The firmware can be upgraded using the web UI or an SD card. After upgrading,
the ActiveX controls and browser cache should be cleaned to prevent old controls
& pages from being used.
Web UI Firmware Upgrade
IP and User Account settings can be preserved by checking the appropriate boxes.
After selecting the new firmware file, click Update to proceed. Messages that the
camera is upgrading and rebooting will follow during the upgrade.
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Perform the steps in “Clean the ActiveX and IE Cache & History” below, using
Etroscan change the network settings (if applicable), then check the System
Information page to verify the upgrade has been completed successfully.
Upgrade using SD Card
The SD card should be empty of any existing files before proceeding.
1. Rename the firmware file to ev-fw.bin, and copy the file to the SD card.
2. Insert the card into the camera’s SD card slot.
3. Power on the camera, and wait about 1 minute.
The green power LED will flash quickly during the upgrade, become stable
briefly and slowly blink while performing a reboot.
4. Check EtroScan to verify the camera is available (IP address may have
changed to factory default, 192.168.1.2).
5. Remove the SD card.
6. After web UI access is once again available, review the System Information
page to verify the upgrade has completed successfully.
Clean the ActiveX and IE Cache & History
After upgrading, the ActiveX controls and IE cache & history should be cleared
to prevent old pages and controls from being used.
Close all instances of IE and open 1 IE window. In the right corner, select Tools>Manage Add-ons
In the Manage Add-ons window, select “All add-ons”
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Scroll down and find Etrovision Technology, highlight one of the ActiveX
controls, and click the More Information link.
In the More Information window, click Remove to clear the ActiveX control from
IE.
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Repeat this for the remaining Etrovision Technology ActiveX components.
To clear the cache and browsing history, in the IE menu select Tools->Internet
Options. Click the Delete button in Browsing History.
Export/Import Camera Configuration
Export will save the camera’s configuration settings to the PC in an archive file.
To import, first use Browse to select a camera’s exported configuration file. Next
click Import to proceed with replacing the current camera settings with the
settings in the configuration file.
NOTE: Configuration settings can only be imported from a camera of the
same model and using the same firmware version. Otherwise, the import will
apply the factory default settings.
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Restore Factory Default
Replaces factory default settings via the web UI. Network and/or user account
settings can be saved if the corresponding check boxes are selected.
Reboot Device
3.5 System – Local Storage
Format will format the card. Note: contents of the SD card will be lost.
Double click on folders to go up/down a directory level.
3.6 System – Record Setting
There are 2 methods of recording: Event-Triggered and Continuous Recording.
Both can be used simultaneously.
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Event-Triggered Recording
When recording is done via event triggers, Record Setting will define how the
recording is performed. Stream Source will only display currently enabled video
profile streams.
The pre-alarm and post-alarm buffer are defined in terms of size (MB). The
min/max for the settings are based on the stream’s resolution & bit rate. So, if the
stream source is a small resolution size, then the pre-alarm and post-alarm
min/max settings will be less than min/max values for a high resolution stream.
Continuous Recording
Currently continuous recording only records to SD card. Checking Recording
Schedule will display the scheduling settings which can be used to define when
continuous recording should occur.
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3.7 Network – IP Setting
IP Setting
In the IP Setting tab, select DHCP or Static IP for the camera. If using static, then
enter the appropriate settings for your environment.
Please confirm all network related settings with the network administrator prior
to making any changes.
WLAN Setting
Currently only the EV8180 model has wireless functionality, and only wireless
dongle from Etrovision is supported. Other manufacturers’ wireless dongles are
not guaranteed to work.
The EV8x8x models use a wireless dongle which is different from the EVxx5x
models. Verify the appropriate wireless dongle (e.g. AC-WD3110, AC-WD3111)
is being used.
In the WLAN setting tab, click the Enable Wi-Fi option to enable WiFi.
Any WiFi changes will only be applied after clicking the Save button in the IP
Setting tab.
Auto Scan can be used to scan available networks. An available network can be
selected by clicking the option and entering a password if required.
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Manual can be used to directly configure WiFi settings.
In the IP Setting tab, set the appropriate IP settings for the wireless network.
After clicking Save, the camera will reboot with the new wireless settings.
The camera will no longer be accessible via the wired network. Disabling WiFi or
removing the WiFi USB antennae will enable the wired network port.
3.8 Network – Streaming
The camera can stream using UDP, TCP or HTTP. The client application
connecting to a camera can direct which protocol to use. The method of
streaming will likely determine the need and extent of any router configuration
that may be required.
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The port settings all relate to camera ports. If streaming outside of a LAN (e.g. to
the internet), then routers on both the camera and client side need to provide
necessary access for these ports.
The camera will stream via HTTP by default, which will use the HTTP port as
defined in the System – Generic Settings (80 by default). Streaming via HTTP
often requires little or no router configuration.
If the client application uses RTP over RTSP/TCP, then the camera will stream
using the RTSP Port, 554 by default.
RTP over UDP will stream using the RTP Video Port, starting at 6002 and can
increment
Video and audio server ports only need be changed if a network has security or
operational restrictions using these ports. In most cases, the RTP/RTCP video
and audio should use the default values.
While the RTP/RTCP audio/video ports by default are 6002-6005, this represents
the starting point for client connections. If 1 client is connected, then this
connection would use 6002-6005, but a 2nd connection would then use 6006-6009.
This may require proper router configuration if using the web UI outside of a
LAN.
Maximum Viewers refers to concurrent uses. Connections beyond this value will
receive an error upon connection.
Multicasting allows sending a message or data to a group via a single message.
The multicasting parameters are only for configuring a camera to use
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multicasting. A networking environment that supports multicasting must be
setup which is beyond the scope of this document.
3.9 Network – DDNS
DDNS is used to map a dynamically assigned IP address (a device using DHCP)
with a hostname.
NOTE: Certain network configuration will likely be required (i.e. mapping the IP
address recognized by the DDNS service to the IP camera) to implement DDNS.
Therefore, the network administrator will likely need to be consulted.
If the IP camera uses DHCP, a DDNS service can provide a hostname for use
with the IP camera.
Registration with one of the DDNS service providers (ddns.nu, dyndns.org) is
required for use of this feature.
3.10 Video/Audio – Video Setting
Deflicker can be adjusted if flickering is present due to artificial lighting. This
setting should be set to match the utility frequency for a given country.
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TV Output
TV Output can be enabled with SDTV or HDTV options available.
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SDTV = CVBS output
HDTV = YPbPr output
When TV Output has been enabled, 2 video profiles will be enabled. Profile 2
will change to settings which will be used for the video out display (e.g. D1
resolution).
Profile 1 settings will not be modified.
Resolution Mode (EV8x80F Models Only)
For the F model series, Resolution Mode provides a variety of resolution formats.
5M will change Stream 1 to 5M (2592x1920) with a maximum 10fps for both
Stream 1 and 2.
The 5M option limits ROI to 2, and recording via the camera (e.g. SD card) is
disabled.
Minilux mode uses noise cancelation technology to provide clearer image quality
in low lux conditions.
Time Stamp & Camera Name
When enabled:
The video will also display the time stamp and camera name.
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Profile Setting
The Video Profile Settings control the ROI (Region of Interest) characteristics. The
ROI video is streamed via RTSP protocol. See the “Streaming ROI” section for
more on viewing ROI video.
The number of available ROI profiles for viewing can be set by selecting the
appropriate option button.
4 Profile defines each stream with a VGA resolution (640x480), while 1 Profile
and 2 Profile settings provide some options for resolution.
Setting for specific ROI profiles can be found in the Video Quality Setting section.
ROI profile 1 & 2 are preconfigured profiles which have some settings that are
configurable (e.g. FPS).
All profiles offer Constant Bit Rate (CBR) or Variable Bit Rate (VBR) mode.
The GOP (Group Of Pictures) can also be adjusted. The GOP is based on the FPS
setting. For example, if the FPS is 20 and the GOP setting is 2, then the GOP is 40
frames. A GOP is comprised of one I frame and the remainder are P frames.
4 Profile defines each stream with a VGA resolution (640x480).
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In the Region Size settings, the image has a mask covering area that will not be
displayed; the lighter shaded area will be what is displayed for the ROI.
To adjust the ROI, click & drag the window or click within the masked area to
reposition.
3.11 Video/Audio – Audio Setting
Select the desired audio codec. The Bitrate is configurable for some codecs.
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3.12 Video/Audio – Color Setting
Day/Night Setting
Day & Night setting configuration options are available.
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IR-Cut Filter: controls IR filter operation
B/W in night mode: deselect if black & white not desired in night mode
IR-Cut Filter
The IR-Cut Filter has a several settings, and most are self explanatory.
The Auto Mode (AE) allows adjusting the light sensor’s sensitivity to day/night
conditions to fine tune the IR cut filter operation when the Auto Mode (Light
Sensor) isn’t optimal for a specific environment.
In Transfer Threshold are 2 settings: From Day to Night and Back to Day.
From Day to Night has a range (+10 Bright to -10 Dark) which can be used to
adjust the sensitivity of switching from day to night. A larger From Day to Night
value will result in a switching to Night mode in lighter conditions, a lower value
requires darker conditions to switch.
Back to Day also provides a range (+2-+12) which adjusts the sensitivity of the
switch from night to day. This value relates to the From Day to Night; the switch
to day mode is based on the From Day to Night + Back to Day values.
NOTE: Auto Mode (AE) doesn’t differentiate between IR light and visible light.
Subsequently, IR light can cause the IR-Cut filter to switch back to Day mode.
While in night mode, if an object is close the image will appear bright from the IR
light and result in the Luminance Metering to register a high value which can
switch the camera back to Day mode. This is due to Auto Mode (AE) using image
brightness.
So, the camera shouldn’t use this setting in environments where objects are close
creating a “bright” image. Alternatively, set the Back to Day to a high value to
counteract this behavior.
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Color & Sensor Settings
Image settings for both day and night are available via the Day & Night Time
Profile tabs. The relevant settings will be applied to the camera based on the
camera’s present mode of operation (e.g. day or night).
Color and sensor settings are as follows:
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Brightness
Contrast
Saturation
Sharpness
Flip: flip horizontally (top to bottom)
Mirror: flip vertically (right to left)
AE Range Limit: enabling exposes an upper/lower limit list of exposure
values for configuration
Enabling also disables AEC & AGC settings and hides the setting controls
AEC: Automatic Exposure Control; disabling enables Manual Exposure
Max Exposure: maximum possible exposure time
Manual Exposure: sets specific exposure time
AGC: Automatic Gain Control; disabling enables Manual Gain
Max Gain: maximum possible gain
Manual Gain: sets specific gain setting
AWB: Auto White Balance
Location: indoor/outdoor setting to provide more accurate exposure for an
indoor or outdoor environment
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BLC: Back Light Compensation; image EV (Exposure Value) can be increased
to compensate for background lighting
WDR: Wide Dynamic Range; used for high contrast lighting; some camera
models only have Medium and High setting
Noise Reduction: image noise compensation; manual allows user to define
level of noise reduction (0 none; 255 max).
While noise reduction will smooth pixilation (usually in dark areas), too much
may result in blurring.
3.13 Video/Audio – Text Overlay
The video display format can be changed by selecting one of the available
timestamp formats and enabling display of the camera name.
3.14 Video/Audio – Privacy Mask
Privacy mask can be used to block out areas from view and triggering motion
detection. Up to 5 privacy masks can be applied; each mask can be 80 x 45 in size.
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Check the box to the left to enable, then click Draw to set the mask area. The area
handles can be used to adjust the size or move the mouse over the area and
click/drag to move the mask.
The masked area will be blocked from the image (and motion detection) with the
color set in Color of Mask (black by default).
3.15 Event Handle – Event Rule
The Event Rule page is used to define actions (e.g. record to SD card) in response
to the triggering of an event (e.g. motion detection).
The Add/Update rule screens contain the same fields.
Rule Name is a user defined name for a user defined trigger/action. A trigger or
action may require additional settings (e.g. motion detection area).
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Period Time is a time interval during which an event can not be triggered. For
example, if Period Time is set to 60, then after a specific event is triggered (e.g.
motion detection), that event can only be triggered after 60 seconds.
This applies only to a user-defined event. If 2 motion detection events have been
configured (e.g. MD1 and MD2), then if MD1 is triggered, MD2 can still be
triggered regardless of MD1’s Period Time setting.
Be sure to click SAVE in the main Event Rule screen to save any changes.
3.16 Event Handle – Event Server
The Event Server page has configuration options for event notification via email
and event driven video/images to network storage.
Email Setting
Enter the SMTP server for Server Address and all additional relevant details.
The username may only contain alphanumeric characters and the underscore
character, “_”.
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Network Storage
NFS and Samba are supported; if enabled then input relevant details.
3.17 Event Handle – Motion Detection
To use motion detection, motion detection should be enabled and at least one
motion detection area enabled. Checking the box for an Area (e.g. Area 1) enables
it.
To modify a Detect Area, select “Draw” and click & drag to resize the detection
area (light area) . X=horizontal, Y=vertical, W=width, H=height.
3.18 PTZ Control – Serial Setting
PTZ settings can be applied if the camera will interact with a PTZ device.
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Pelco P and D and transparent protocols are supported as well as RS-485 and RS422 communication modes.
Please refer to the PTZ device’s required settings to configure the web UI PTZ
settings.
3.19 System Log – View Log
The System Log displays system and event details.
The System Log has information specifically related to basic system messages (e.g.
startup, shutdown) while the Event Log contains information related to events
triggered.
3.20 System Log – Remote Log Setting
The System and/or Event log data can also be remotely logged. Check the box to
enable and provide the corresponding log server address.
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4 STREAMING VIDEO
4.1 RTSP Streaming
Video can be streamed to a video player (e.g. VLC) via RTSP protocol using the
standard RTSP port number 554.
The URL is in the following format:
rtsp://[IP ADDRESS]/rtpvideo[1-4].sdp
Replace with the appropriate IP address.
rtpvideo1-4 represent video profiles with different characteristics. For more
information on video profiles, see Video/Audio – Video Setting”.
Using VLC for example, select Media from the menu bar and Open Network
Stream.
Next specify IP address of the camera and stream profile.
Click Play and video will begin streaming in the video player.
WARNING: firewalls and other network security may prevent video streaming.
Authentication
If Streaming authentication has been enabled in Network -> Streaming
Then a username/password must be supplied with the RTSP URL
rtsp://USERNAME:PASSWORD@[IP ADDRESS]/rtpvideo[1-4].sdp
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4.2 Image Snapshot in a Browser
To view an image snapshot in a browser, the jpeg.cgi call will provide a snapshot
based on video profile 1.
http://<IP ADDRESS>/config/jpeg.cgi
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5 ROUTER/FIREWALL CONFIGURATION
NOTE: Router/Firewall functionality and operation depends on the make/model,
firmware, etc. The following screen shots related to router/firewall configuration are
only for reference; functionality and operation may differ from your equipment.
Please refer to your router/firewall documentation for additional information on
functionality and operation.
The following assumes the use of the camera’s default Network/Streaming settings.
If any changes were made to the default settings (e.g. RTSP Port), then please
account for these in the router/firewall configuration.
For more information on the streaming port settings, refer to section 3.8 Network –
Streaming and 3.2 System – Generic Setting for the HTTP port.
5.1 Streaming Router Configuration
If a PC will access the web UI or stream camera video from the WAN/Internet,
then additional configuration is required on the client router/firewall.
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Camera Router/Firewall
The camera’s router/firewall may require opening (assuming default camera
settings). The following highlights those ports that require configuration for a
specific streaming method.
Clients only requiring streaming via HTTP
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Web port 80/TCP – Also required if camera web UI access needed
Clients only streaming RTP over RTSP/TCP
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RTSP port 554/TCP
Clients only streaming using RTP over UDP
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RTSP ports 6000+ (port usage starts in low 6000 and depends on number of
connections – 6000-7000 could be specified)
Sample router screenshots enabling port 80 and 554 for streaming. This would be
used if clients stream either via HTTP or RTP over RTSP/TCP.
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The firewall/DoS settings may also require some modification. The following
shows a change made to facilitate streaming.
Client Router/Firewall
A client PC or application may require router configuration as well. Although
this usually isn’t required for HTTP or RTP over TCP, this will often be required
when streaming via UDP.
There are 2 ways to handle this situation:
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Open UDP traffic for port 1-65535
DMZ
An example of the DMZ host setup.
Open UDP Port
Opening ports 1-65535 allows full web UI access.
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Firewall/Security Settings
The router firewall/security settings may need adjusting to permit access. PC
firewall or virus scan software may also affect streaming.
Below is an example of DoS settings; note some access is provided for permitting
access.
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6 MOTION JPEG IN A BROWSER
Basic streaming from the camera to a browser can be done using the mjpg.cgi call.
Microsoft IE is not support for this function. IE doesn’t support the server-push
implementation, so Firefox is recommended for use with mjpg.cgi. Other browsers
(e.g. Chrome) may also work.
First, configure the target video stream profile to use MJPEG encoding type. If
multiple video profiles use MJPEG, then the profile parameter should also be
included; this is discussed below.
In the browser enter the mjpg.cgi call. Substitute the camera IP/URL for <IP
ADDRESS>:
http://<IP ADDRESS>/stream/mjpg.cgi
The user will be challenged for a username and password; this is required and can’t
be disabled.
The username/password can be included with the URL avoiding the
username/password pop-up window. Use the following format (substitute root:pass
with appropriate username:password):
http://root:pass@<IP ADDRESS>/stream/mjpg.cgi
If multiple profiles are using MJPEG codec, then the profile=n parameter should be
included to specify which video stream profile to use. Substitute the stream profile
number (e.g. profile=2 for camera video profile 2) for n:
http://<IP ADDRESS>/stream/mjpg.cgi?profile=n
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7 EV8280 PTZ CONTROL SETTINGS
The EV8280 is a speed dome camera with built-in PTZ functionality. The PTZ
Control settings in the EV8280 cater to the specific functionality available in this
model.
7.1 PTZ Control – General Setting
Home Function
Home Function can define a PTZ function to be executed when the Home button
in the Live View’s PTZ Control panel is clicked.
Patrol, Auto Scan and Go Preset Point can all be configured to start upon
clicking the Home button.
In addition, the defined Home Function can also be configured to run
automatically if no user interaction has occurred for a specified amount of time.
To enable click the check box and change the idle time if desired.
Zoom Setting
Currently only the Optical Zoom Only option is available.
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7.2 PTZ Control – Patrol Setting
Patrol can be used to automatically move from point to point. Up to 24 patrol
paths can be configured.
A preview window and PTZ Control panel are present in the top portion of the
page. The PTZ Control panel has the same functionality as in the Live View.
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A patrol path is comprised of several preset points. Enter a predefined preset
point and the dwell time (duration at the specified point), then click Add.
To Delete or Update a preset point, first highlight the preset point in the Preset
in the path pane.
7.3 PTZ Control – Auto Scan Setting
Auto Scan will pan along an axis. The scan can rotate 360° or pan between 2
points.
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The top of the page includes a preview window as well as Tilt and Zoom
controls. The arrows at the bottom of the preview window can be used for
viewing or setting left/right boundaries.
If the 360-degree Circular Scan is checked, then the remaining settings related to
the boundary scan will be disabled. Scan speed can be adjusted as needed.
To configure the angle scan, move the camera to the desired left/right boundary.
This can be done using the directional arrows in the preview window or using
the Go Preset button for a predefined point. Click the Set Left/Right Boundary
button to define the left/right boundary.
The Go to Left/Right Boundary will move the camera to the left/right boundary
if defined.
The
button will swap the left & right boundary. The left boundary becomes
the right boundary, and vice versa.
The Run button can be used to preview the Auto Scan.
7.4 PTZ Control – Privacy Mask Setting
A privacy mask can be applied to regions to hide areas from viewing and
triggering motion detection.
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A preview window and PTZ Control panel are present in the top portion of the
page. The PTZ Control panel has the same functionality as in the Live View.
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Up to 24 Mask Windows can be configured. Each can be given a name (default is
MaskXX), and a Width and Height are required.
Set Mask is used to save the mask window; the mask will automatically be
centered in the preview window. There currently is no way to move the mask
within the preview window, so the area to mask should be centered in the
preview window.
Clean Mask will remove the mask that is currently selected. Mask Color is
applied to all mask windows.
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8 ADDING A CAMERA TO AN NVR
The following gives some basic guidance for adding EV8x8x cameras to an NVR
system that supports RTSP streaming. Please refer to the NVR instructions for
specific details on how to add and administer cameras for the NVR system.
When adding a camera to an NVR, the NVR will likely require 3 configuration
parameters from the camera:
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An RTSP URL
An HTTP Port Number
The administrator username and password
8.1 RTSP URL
The RTSP URL will likely be the Profile 1 stream from the camera which by
default will be in the following format:
rtsp://[IP ADDRESS]/rtpvideo1.sdp
This assumes that the default port, 554, is being used, the “rtpvideo” access name
is defined, and camera profile stream 1 is being used.
Below is the Stream Setting page which defines the RTSP port and the Access
Name.
If the Access Name and/or RTSP Port have been changed, then specify the RTSP
URL in the following format:
rtsp://[IP ADDRESS]:[PORT#]/[ACESSNAME]1.sdp
If “rtpvideo” was changed to “ev”: rtsp://10.1.21.138:555/ev1.sdp
The camera can be configured with multiple independent streams. The Video
Settings page lists information related to the different profile streams.
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To assign a specific profile stream to the NVR, then append the appropriate
profile number to the access name:
rtsp://[IP ADDRESS]/[ACCESSNAME][PROFILE#].sdp
example: rtsp://10.1.21.38/rtpvideo3.sdp
8.2 Administrator User & Password
The administrator username is “root” and the default password is “pass”.
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9 FIREFOX
While there is support for Firefox, the Live View interface will not have many of the
controls available in IE. These controls are implemented using ActiveX which is only
supported by IE.
QuickTime player also is required to view video in Firefox. Installing QuickTime on
a PC will provide the necessary plugin for Firefox.
Using Firefox/QuickTime plugin will result in a lag of a few seconds. This is due to
QuickTime, and not a problem with the camera’s streaming capability.
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10 DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT
The following provides additional electrical schema and specification information.
10.1 Digital Input
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Ambient Temperature: 25º C
TTL signal only
External voltage source: 3-5Vdc ±10%
TTL signal high/low level: 3.3V
Max. current: 20mA
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10.2 Digital Output
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Ambient temperature: 25º C
External power input: ≤ 12Vdc
Continuous load current: 100mA
Peak load current: 240mA (100ms / 1 shot)
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11 DOCUMENT CHANGE LOG
The following highlight modifications since the previous document version.
11.1 Document Version A
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Modified: 2 Live View
Changed Live View image
Modified: 2.2 Controls & Status
Added EV8280 DI alert
Modified: 2.7 Control (PTZ Control)
Changed PTZ control panel image
Added EV8280 PTZ Control layout
Modified: 3 Setup
Added new System Information screen shots for latest firmware version
Modified: 3.12 Video/Audio – Color Setting
Changed for new layout based on Day & Night profiles
Added: 3.14 Video/Audio – Privacy Mask
Added new section; subsequent section numbering changes as a result
Added: 7 EV8280 PTZ Control Settings
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