EverFocus PowerVideo Plus User`s manual

PowerVideo Plus
EverFocus Central Management Software
for Networked Video Devices Management
User’s Manual
Copyright © EverFocus Electronics Corp.
Release Date: January, 2013
Copyright  2012 EverFocus Electronics Corp.
All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in
any form or by any means without written permission of the Everfocus Electronics Corporation.
EverFocus
12F, No.79, Sec. 1, Shin-Tai Wu Road,
Hsi-Chih, Taipei, Taiwan
TEL: +886 2 2698 2334
FAX: +886 2 2698 2380
www.everfocus.com.tw
January, 2013
Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction ................................................................................................... 1
1.1 System Requirements ..................................................................................... 1
1.2 Installation ...................................................................................................... 2
1.3 Activation ........................................................................................................ 2
Chapter 2
Getting Started............................................................................................... 4
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
Chapter 3
Accessing the PowerVideo Plus ...................................................................... 4
Main Screen .................................................................................................... 5
Adding an IP Device ........................................................................................ 6
Device List ....................................................................................................... 9
Configuring the User Account....................................................................... 12
Live View ......................................................................................................14
3.1 Matrix View................................................................................................... 15
3.2 Floating Matrix.............................................................................................. 17
3.2.1 Activating Multiple Monitors ......................................................... 17
3.2.2 Configuring the Floating Matrix ..................................................... 18
3.3 Digital Zoom .................................................................................................. 20
3.4 Default Stream Settings ................................................................................ 20
3.5 OSD Settings ................................................................................................. 21
Chapter 4
Recording ......................................................................................................22
4.1 Changing the Recording Path ....................................................................... 22
Chapter 5
Local Playback ...............................................................................................24
5.1
5.2
Remote Archive............................................................................................ 25
Playing Back IP Camera Recordings ............................................................. 28
Chapter 6
Remote Playback ...........................................................................................29
Chapter 7
Dynamic E-Maps ...........................................................................................30
7.1
7.2
7.3
Activating the Dynamic E-Maps ................................................................... 31
Creating a Group .......................................................................................... 31
Configuring the Dynamic E-Maps ................................................................ 32
Chapter 8
Recording Schedule (IP Camera) ....................................................................36
Chapter 9
Archiving Schedule (DVR) ..............................................................................38
9.1
Changing the Recording Path of the Auto Archiving Server ........................ 40
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Chapter 10 Alarm Settings .............................................................................................41
10.1
10.2
Activating the Alarm Function ................................................................... 42
Configuring the Notification Settings ........................................................ 45
10.2.1 Motion Detection........................................................................................ 45
10.2.2 Alarm Input ................................................................................................... 47
10.2.3 Video Loss ..................................................................................................... 49
10.2.4 Fan Failure / HD Temperature / HD Full / HD Off .............................. 51
10.2.5 E-Mail Server Settings................................................................................ 53
10.3 Enabling the Alarm Function on the Main Screen ..................................... 54
Chapter 11
PTZ Control .................................................................................................55
11.1
11.2
11.3
11.4
11.5
11.6
PTZ Control................................................................................................. 55
Auto Pan..................................................................................................... 58
Set Preset ................................................................................................... 60
Set Pattern ................................................................................................. 61
Set Tour ...................................................................................................... 62
Auto Mode Settings ................................................................................... 64
Chapter 12 GPS Tracking................................................................................................66
12.1
12.2
12.3
Activating GPS Tracking Function .............................................................. 67
Playing Back GPS Tracks ............................................................................. 69
Configuring the GPS Fences ....................................................................... 70
Chapter 13
Backup Utility ..............................................................................................71
Chapter 14
Bandwidth Monitor .....................................................................................73
Chapter 15 Other Functions ..........................................................................................74
15.1
15.2
Applying DVR Settings to Multiple DVRs ................................................... 74
Temporarily Disconnecting (Mobile) DVR Live Streams ............................ 75
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Chapter 1
Introduction
The PowerVideo Plus is a central management system (CMS) that allows you to remotely
manage EverFocus’ DVR, Mobile DVR, NVR and IP cameras connected on the LAN or WAN.
Supported Models:
All EverFocus branded products (few products are still in the integration process).
Key Features:
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Simultaneously access any combination of IP, analog and mobile devices
Up to 10 pages of 8 x 8 Live View Matrix screens with automatic timer based page
flipping (see 3.1 Matrix View)
Supports unlimited number of monitors up to Microsoft Windows minimum limit (see 3.2
Floating Matrix)
Manual, scheduled and event based recording
Supports multiple recording folders and round-robin over-write schema
PTZ controls and digital zooming
Bandwidth monitor
Time / Event / Smart search
User access management
GPS tracking
Dynamic E-Maps
1.1 System Requirements
Minimum
Recommended
OS (32 / 64-bit)
Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
Windows 7
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Core i3 or later
RAM
2 GB
4 GB
Graphic Card
Intel onboard graphic cards
AMD / NVIDIA DirectX 10 compliant
graphic cards
Ethernet
10 / 100 Base-T Ethernet
1000 Base-T Ethernet
Hard Disk
50 MB for program install
500 GB or more recommended for video storage
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1.2 Installation
You have to download the PowerVideo Plus software and then install it in your computer. To
download the PowerVideo Plus software, go to EverFocus’s website (www.everfocus.com.tw)
and follow the steps below.
1. Click Download, select Software and then click PowerVideo Plus.
2. Extract the zip file to your computer.
3. Double-click Setup.exe, and follow the on-screen instructions.
1.3 Activation
The PowerVideo CMS software comes with three versions: Free, Basic and Plus. The Basic
and Plus versions are licensed and require the users to register using a valid key. The table
below shows the supported functions of each PowerVideo version.
Versions and Respective Functions of the PowerVideo
Version
MAC
DVR Live
DVR Auto
IP Live
Addresses
View
Archive
View
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No
8
Free
IP Record
Floating
Google
Device FW
Matrix
E-Map
Upgrade
No
1
No
No
Basic
3
Unlimited
Yes
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Yes
3
No
Yes
Plus
3
Unlimited
Yes
Unlimited
Yes
Unlimited
Yes
Yes
Please be noted that on the expiration date, the PowerVideo software reverts back to Free
version spec. Each license can activate up to 3 computers, users can deactivate and transfer
the license to another computer. Existing Basic version users can upgrade to Plus version and
get a credit for the remaining months left in Basic version.
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To activate the license:
1. On the Main Screen, click About and click License Activation. The following window
appears.
Figure 1-1
2. Type a name in the Registration Name field. Copy your license key and paste it in the
License Key field.
3. Click the Activate button, the PowerVideo software will automatically display the
Activation Key in the Activation Key field. And the below message pops up.
Figure 1-2
4. Click Yes to exit and then restart the PowerVideo software.
5. In Figure 1-1, click the Activated Licenses tab, you will see the added License Key listed in
the Activated License Key field.
Figure 1-3
6. If you want to deactivate the current license key, in Figure 1-1, enter the license key in
the License Key field and then click the Deactivate button.
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Chapter 2
Getting Started
2.1 Accessing the PowerVideo Plus
Start the PowerVideo Plus software, the following login dialog box appears. Please type your
user name, password and then click the Login button to enter the system. The default user
name and password are admin.
Figure 2-1
Note:
1. To change the language of the user interface, click Option (No.7, Figure 2-2) and click
Select Language.
2. To change the username or password, click Option (No.7, Figure 2-2) and select User
Management. See 2.4 Configuring the User Account.
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2.2 Main Screen
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2
3
4
5
6
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8
9
10
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Figure 2-2
The controls on the Main Screen:
No.
Name
Description
1
Application
Click to log out or exit the system.
2
Live View
Click to modify the display of the Live View Matrixes. By default,
the live view matrix is in single camera view. See 3.1 Matrix
View.
3
Devices
Includes the functions related to Device Management, Remote
Archive, Playback, Snapshot List Search and PTZ Control.
4
GPS
Click to start GPS tracking or playing back GPS data.
5
Report
Click to print out the alarm report.
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Dynamic E-Maps
Click to start the Dynamic E-Maps function. See Chapter 7.
Dynamic E-Maps.
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Option
Click to set up the Storage Path, Recording Schedule, Archiving
Schedule, User’s Privileges Management, and the Language of
the user interface. You may also start the Alarm Server, Event
Action Server, Auto Archive Schedule Server, Record Schedule
Server, Backup Utility and Bandwidth Monitor.
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About
Click to view the version of the PowerVideo Plus and its list of
supported devices.
9
Full Screen Icon
Click to view / exit full screen.
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Device List
Displays the list of connected IP devices. You can also Group the
connected IP Devices. See 2.4 Device List.
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Display Window
Displays the live view matrix.
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2.3 Adding an IP Device
You need to add a DVR, Mobile DVR, NVR or an IP camera before start using the device
related features. You can automatically search for EverFocus’ devices on the network and
then add them to the Device List or add EverFocus’ devices manually.
To automatically search for EverFocus’ devices on the network:
1. Click the Devices button (No.3, Figure 2-2) and click Device Management. The following
dialog box appears.
Figure 2-3
2. Click the Auto Discover Devices button
. The connected devices will be listed.
Figure 2-4
3. Check a box to select a desired device. Click the Login button
and click OK to
login to the device. The system will detect the selected device automatically.
Figure 2-5
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Note:
1. You can login to multiple devices having the same User / Password combination at
the same time by selecting multiple devices.
2. Currently the NVR devices can only be added manually.
4. Type a meaningful name in the Machine Name field to help you identify the device and
then click
to save the settings.
Once all of your devices are added, click
to close the Find Devices window. The
device list should now contain the list of the devices just added.
To manually add an EverFocus’ device:
1. Click the Add Device Wizard button
in Figure 2-3. The following dialog box appears.
Figure 2-6
2. Type the Device Name, IP Address, User Name and the Password of the IP device. Modify
the default port if necessary.
3. Select the device type of the IP device from the Device Type drop-down list.
4. Optionally select a Group from the Select Group drop-down list to apply the device to the
selected group. To use this function, you have to edit a group first (see 2.4 Device List).
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5. Click Next. The wizard will verify the IP device automatically. Click Finish.
Figure 2-7
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2.4 Device List
The connected IP devices will be listed in the Device List. You can optionally display the
added devices in Device View or Group View.
Device View
Group View
Figure 2-8
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1. To add a Group:
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In the Device View List: Right-click an IP Device and click Create Sub Group.
Figure 2-9
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In the Group View List: Right-click PowerVideo Plus and click Create Sub Group.
Figure 2-10
2. After clicking Create Sub Group, the following window appears.
Figure 2-11
3. Type a meaningful name in the Sub Group Name field and click OK. The group name will
be listed.
Figure 2-12
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4. To add IP devices to the created Sub Group, right-click the created Sub Group and click
Add Device, the Add Device Wizard appears (Figure 2-5).
Figure 2-13
5. To delete or rename an added Sub Group, click Delete Sub Group / Rename Sub Group in
the above image.
6. Follow Step 1 to Step 4 to optionally add multiple groups.
7. To move an IP advice from one group to another, right-click an IP device, click Move To
and then select a Sub Group.
Figure 2-14
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2.5 Configuring the User Account
You can create multiple user accounts with different privileges. Click Option (No.7, Figure 2-2)
and select User Management. The User Privileges dialog box appears.
Figure 2-15
1. To create a group, click the Groups tab and click the Add New Group button
.
2. Type a name for the new group and select the privileges for the new group.
3. Click the Save Group button
to save the settings.
4. To create a new user, click the Users tab and click the Add New User button
.
5. Select the Group the user belongs to and enter the User name and the password in the
Password and Confirm Password fields.
6. Click the Save User button
to save the settings.
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To change the password:
1. Click the Users tab, select a group and then type the user name and password.
2. Type a new password in the Password and Confirm Password fields.
3. Click the Save User button
to save the settings.
To block specific cameras from a Group:
1. Click the Device Privilege tab, select a group and select a device. The related cameras will
be displayed in the Allowed list.
2. Select a camera and use the
3. Click the Save button
buttons to add / remove the camera to the Blocked list.
to save the settings.
Figure 2-16
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Chapter 3
Live View
You can manage the live video on the display window. Drag a camera from the Device List
and drop it on the display window. Right-click the Live View window, the tool bar appears on
the upper right corner.
Live View Tool Bar
Figure 3-1
The Live View Tool Bar
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Tool Bar on DVR / Mobile DVR
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Tool Bar on NVR
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Tool Bar on IP camera
Figure 3-2
No.
1
Pause
2
Unpin
3
Audio
Description
Click to temporarily disconnect the live stream. Please
refer to 15.2 Temporarily Disconnecting (Mobile) DVR Live
Streams.
Unpin the live view from the Display Window. Click the
button again to pin back.
Click to enable / disable the audio function.
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Take a Snapshot
Click to take a snapshot to print out.
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Configure Settings
Click to access the Web interface of the IP device for
configuration.
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Quick Playback
Play back the videos from the predefined interval.
Channels: Switch between channels from the DVR.
Sub-stream: Click to enable / disable sub-stream. By
default, the live view is displayed in sub-stream.
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Name
Channel
8
Close Stream
Click to close the live view window.
9
Full Screen
Click to display the live view in full screen.
10
Start Record
Click to start / stop recording (IP camera only).
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Stream
Select a stream to display the live view (IP camera only).
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3.1 Matrix View
The Matrix View allows you to monitor up to 64 cameras from EverFocus’ DVR, Mobile DVR,
NVR or IP cameras on the same screen. You can edit up to 10 pages of Matrix View in
different matrix sizes.
1. On the Main Screen, click Live View, click Go To Page and select a page and then click to
check the selected page. You can optionally edit the name of this page by typing in the
name in the column above Add to Favorites.
Figure 3-3
2. Click Live View, click Matrix and click (check) a matrix size.
Figure 3-4
3. Drag and drop the cameras from the Device List to the desired squares on the Display
Window.
4. Click Live View and click Save Current Page to save the settings.
5. Repeat Step 1 to Step 4 to edit another page.
6. To add a certain page to the Favorites Page, on Figure 3-3, select Add to Favorites. The
page will be added to the Favorites Page.
Figure 3-5
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7. To edit the name or the interval time of a page in order to activate the Sequencing
function, click Live View and click Adjust Page Timer. Click on the page name to type a
name or click on the time interval to set up an interval in second. The minimum interval
is 30 seconds. Click the Save Page button
to save the settings.
Figure 3-6
To use the Sequencing function, on the Main Screen, click Live View and click Enable
Sequencing. The edited Matrix View pages will be displayed in sequence based on the time
interval.
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3.2 Floating Matrix
You can use the Floating Matrix function to create more screen space to display multiple
channels on multiple monitors. The number of monitor is unlimited up to Microsoft
Windows minimum limit. This function is useful for TV wall control.
Figure 3-7
3.2.1 Activating Multiple Monitors
Use Windows Display Properties to activate multiple monitors. Here we use Windows XP for
example to illustrate the steps.
1. Right-click the desktop, click Properties and click the Settings tab. The Display Properties
dialog box appears.
Figure 3-8
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2. Click the Display list. If you do not see multiple monitors listed, check if your additional
monitors are connected with the computer properly.
3. Select the primary monitor from the list, and select Use This Device as the Primary
Monitor.
4. Select additional monitors from the list, and select Extend my Windows desktop onto
this monitor for each monitor.
5. Click Identify. Windows XP displays a large number to identify your monitors. Drag and
drop the monitor icons to match the physical arrangement of your monitors.
6. Click OK.
3.2.2 Configuring the Floating Matrix
You can set up multiple Floating Matrix windows to display the matrix live view on additional
monitors. Each Floating Matrix window can be set up with up to 64 channels from Everfocus’
supported IP devices. You can edit up to 10 pages of Matrix View in different matrix sizes for
each Floating Matrix window.
Figure 3-9
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1. On the Main Screen, click Live View, click Floating Matrix Window and click Add New
Floating Window. The above window appears.
2. Type a name for the Floating Matrix window in the name field
3. Click
.
to select a page.
4. Click
to select a matrix size for the selected page.
5. Drag and drop the cameras from the Device List on the Main Screen to the desired
squares on the Floating Matrix Window.
6. Click
to save the current page.
7. Repeat Step 3 to Step 6 to edit another page.
8. To edit the interval time of a page for the Sequencing function, click the Settings button
and select Adjust Page Timer. Click on the page name to type a name or click on the
time interval to set up an interval in second. The minimum interval is 30 seconds. Click
the Save Page button
to save the settings.
Figure 3-10
To use the Sequencing function, click the Settings button and click Enable Sequencing.
The edited Matrix View pages will be displayed in sequence based on the time interval.
9. Drag and drop the Floating Matrix on the desired Monitor.
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3.3 Digital Zoom
You can zoom in / out the camera live view through the PowerVideo Plus. On the camera live
view, click the Unpin button
(No.1, Figure 3-2) to unpin the camera live view from the
Display window. Click the Show Digital Zoom button
on the right edge of the camera live
view, a separate live view window with Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons appears. Click the
Zoom In / Zoom Out button to zoom in / out the camera live view. Click and hold the mouse,
and drag the image in the direction you want to view.
Figure 3-11
3.4 Default Stream Settings
You can select Main Stream or Sub Stream for the default Live View Stream. Note that you
have to pre-configure the stream settings on the IP device.
On the Main Screen, click Live View, and then click Default Stream Settings, the following
window appears. Select Main Stream or Sub Stream for the Live View and then click the Save
button
to save the settings.
Figure 3-12
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3.5 OSD Settings
In the OSD Settings, you can choose to display or hide the connected device Title, Date Time
and Alarm Information on the live view window.
To configure the settings, please follow the steps below:
1. Click Devices and click OSD Settings, the following window appears.
Figure 3-13
2. Check / uncheck the desired options to enable / disable displaying the information on the
live view window.
3. Click the Save button
to save the settings and then close the OSD Settings window.
4. Drag and drop the devices from the Device List to the desired squares on the Display
Window. The selected item should be displayed on the Live View.
If you have already drag and drop the devices on the Display Window before configuring the
settings, close the live view windows and re-drag and drop the devices on the Display
Window. And then you will see the selected items displayed on the Live View.
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Chapter 4
Recording
You can record live videos from the connected IP cameras to the computer. Click the Start
Record button
on the Live View Tool Bar to start / stop recording the camera live view.
The recordings can be played back using the internal built-in player. Please refer to Chapter 6,
Remote Playback.
Live View Tool Bar
for IP camera
Figure 4-1
4.1 Changing the Recording Path
By default, the live view recordings of the IP cameras are saved at C:\Program
Files\Everfocus\PowerVideo Plus\Everfocus\Recordings. Follow the steps below to change
the recording path.
1. On the Main Screen, click Option and click Configure Record Storage Path.
Figure 4-2
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2. Click the Record Storage Path tab, click the Add New Path button
and select a
storage location. The new path will be listed in the storage path list.
Figure 4-3
3. Double click on the added path to enable it as the default path. The color of the wordings
will change from black to red to indicate the path has set up as the default path.
Figure 4-4
4. You can optionally enable Recording file (s) overwrite, if disk drive is full.
5. Click the Save button to save the settings.
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Chapter 5
Local Playback
You can play back the recordings stored in your computer using EverFocus’ EFPlayer with
enhanced features. The EFPlayer is designed for playing back the recordings from the DVR /
Mobile DVR / NVR. You will have to archive the recordings to your computer before using the
EFPlayer. For playing back the recordings from the IP cameras, please refer to 5.2 Playing
Back IP Camera Recordings. For remote playback from the DVR / Mobile DVR / NVR, please
refer to Chapter 6, Remote Playback.
Click Start < Programs < Everfocus < Power Video Plus <
EFPlayer, click the Load Files
button to load the recording file and then click the Play button to play back the recording.
Screen
Division
Save in JPG
Save in AVI
Channel
Load Files
Play
Pause
Fit
Screen
Step
Fast
Reverse Reverse
Stop
Step
Fast
Forward Forward
Figure 5-1
To turn on / off the camera view for playing back, click the number of channel button.
To display the camera view to fit the screen size on the Screen Division, enable Fit Screen.
To save a video image in JPG format, click the JPG button.
To save a video file in AVI format, click the AVI button.
To display the next / previous frame, click the Step Forward / Step Reverse button.
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5.1 Remote Archive
You can remotely archive the recordings from the (Mobile) DVR / NVR to the computer, or
remotely copy the recordings to the USB storage device or DVD burner of the (Mobile) DVR /
NVR. There are two ways for remote archiving: Automatically and Manually. For
automatically remote archiving, please refer to Chapter 9, Archiving Schedule for (Mobile)
DVR.
To start manually remote archiving, on the Main Screen, click Devices, click Archive and
select DVR, Mobile DVR or NVR. The archiving setup window appears.
For DVR:
Figure 5-2
Camera: Check the boxes to select the desired cameras or check Select All to select all
cameras.
From Date…To Date: Select the desired time period. You can simply set up the date and time
period by clicking on the number and type the desired date and time.
Stream Type: Select Main or Sub stream. This option is only available for DVRs.
Copy Type: Select Remote to archive the recordings to the computer or select Copy at DVR
to remotely copy the recordings to the DVR. Select Copy at DVR will display the Copy To
option below.
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Copy To: After selecting Copy at DVR, select USB or CD/DVD for the DVR to copy the
recordings to. Note that you have to insert a USB storage device or placing a CD/DVD disc to
the DVR before start using this function.
Download Player: Check the box to include the ePlayer program in the copy. You can then
use the ePlayer to play back the recordings.
Archive: Click and then select a storage path for the recordings. The recordings will be saved
in .avr format.
Close: Click to close the window.
For Mobile DVR:
Figure 5-3
Camera: Check the boxes to select the desired cameras or check Select All to select all
cameras.
From Date…To Date: Select the desired time period. You can simply set up the date and time
period by clicking on the number and type the desired date and time.
Archive: Click and then select a storage path for the recordings. The recordings will be saved
in .avr format.
Close: Click to close the window.
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For NVR:
1. Select a device, select the desired channel, select the time period and the audio or OSD
for the archived recordings. You can simply set up the date and time period by clicking on
them and type the desired date and time. Select an export video format from the
drop-down list. If you select ASF format, you can choose the Windows Media Video
codec from the Profile drop-down list.
Figure 5-4
2. Click Archive and then select a storage path for the recordings.
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5.2 Playing Back IP Camera Recordings
You can play back the IP camera recordings stored in the local computer using the internal
built-in player.
On the Main Page, click Devices, click Playback and select IP Camera. Select the desired
device, date and time, recording type and file type. Click the Search button and the desired
recordings will be listed. Select a desired recording and click the Play button.
Figure 5-5
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Chapter 6
Remote Playback
You can remotely play back recordings from the DVRs / Mobile DVRs / NVR using the
internal built-in player.
1. On the Main Page, click Devices, click Playback and select DVR, Mobile DVR or NVR.
Figure 6-1
2. Select a device and select a search type to search for the desired recordings.
Time Search: Search the recordings with a specific date, time and stream type.
Event Search: Search the recordings with the selected event type: Alarm, Video Lost,
Motion, Power On or Network Lost (Multiple selections). This feature is not available for
NVR devices.
Smart Search: This feature is only available for DVR devices. Smart Search allows you to
search the recordings with unattended or missing objects in a period of time. Click the
Show Grid button to specify multiple regions for unattended or missing objects.
3. Click the Play button to play back the desired recording. The Playback window appears.
Figure 6-2
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Chapter 7
Dynamic E-Maps
You can configure a dynamic E-Map alert to lay out the locations of triggered cameras and
alarms within a floor plan. When a motion, video loss or input trigger is detected, the color
of the camera icon will turn red or yellow for alert (red for video loss and yellow for triggered
cameras and alarms). You can also right-click the camera icon and select View Camera to see
its live view. By doing so, the camera icon will turn green.
Figure 7-1
You have to enable the Alarm Server for using the Dynamic E-Maps function. On the Main
Screen, click Option and click Start Alarm Server. The Alarm Server
the system tray.
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7.1 Activating the Dynamic E-Maps
You have to configure the settings on the Web interfaces of the DVR / Mobile DVR / NVR or
IP cameras, and then configure the protocol and port settings for the Alarm Server on the
PowerVideo Plus. For details, please refer to 10.1 Activating the Alarm Function.
7.2 Creating a Group
You need to create a group before start using the dynamic E-Maps.
1. On the Main Screen, click the Dynamic E-Maps button, the E-Map window appears.
Figure 7-2
2. To create a group to include multiple E-Maps, click the Map Set tab and click New Map
Set. By default, the Map Set 1 group is created.
3. To create an E-Map in the Map Set 1 group, right-click on the Map Set 1 and then click
Add Google Map / Add JPEG Map, an E-Map (New Map 1) is created under the Map Set
1. You can repeat this step to create multiple E-Maps.
4. To rename the created E-Maps, right-click on the E-Map and select Rename.
5. To locate the E-Map image, drag and drop the E-Map image on the right-side of the
E-Map window. Or right-click on a created E-Map and click Load Image File.
6. To locate the cameras on the E-Map, drag and drop the cameras from the Device List
(No.10, Figure 2-2) to the created E-Map. You can change the direction of the camera
icon by right-clicking on the camera icon and click Rotate Right / Rotate Left.
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7.3 Configuring the Dynamic E-Maps
You can further configure the Dynamic E-Maps. When an event occurs or an alarm is
triggered, the Dynamic E-Maps will pop up a window for live view, SOP panel or camera list
(contains the triggered cameras / alarms). Click the Options button on Figure 7-1 and click
Alarm Option, the Alarm Option dialog box appears.
Figure 7-3
To pop up the live view windows:
Enable the Automatically Open Video Panel, the following live view window will pop up
when an event occurs or an alarm is triggered.
Figure 7-4
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To pop up an SOP panel:
The SOP panel is designed to inform the operators for what procedures to take when an
event occurs or an alarm is triggered.
1. Enable Automatically Display SOP Panel.
2. Click the SOP Config tab and select an alarm type from the Alarm Type drop-down list.
3. Type the procedures in the New Procedure field and click Add.
4. Click Save.
When an event occurs or an alarm is triggered, the following SOP Panel will pop up. You can
check the procedures to take and enter what actions you have done in the Actions Taken
field and then click the Enter Action button. You can also click the Previous Event or the Next
Event buttons to check the previous or next events.
Figure 7-5
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To pop up a related camera list:
You can configure the Dynamic E-Maps to pop up a related camera list which includes the
triggered cameras or alarms when an event occurs or an alarm is triggered.
Figure 7-6
1. Enable Automatically Display Related Camera List and click the Related List Config tab.
2. Type a name in the New List field and click the Add button. The created list name will be
added to the List Name.
3. Select an alarm type from the Alarm Type drop-down list.
4. Drag and drop the cameras from the Device List (No.10, Figure 2-2) to the Device Name
box.
5. Click Save.
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When any of the cameras / alarms included in the created list has been triggered, the
created camera list will pop up. Select a model or select all, and click the View Selected
button, the live view windows of the selected models will pop up. Click the Record Selected /
Stop Recording buttons, the live view of the selected IP cameras will be recorded to the
setup recording path.
Figure 7-7
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Chapter 8
Recording Schedule (IP Camera)
You can set up a weekly recording schedule for the connected IP devices. On the Main Screen,
click Option and click Record Scheduler (IP Camera), the following window appears.
Figure 8-1
To set up the recording schedule, please follow the steps below:
1. Select the desired devices in the Installed Devices field.
2. Click
or
to select a record stream.
3. Move the cursor on a desired time square, click and drag the cursor to set up the time
period for Stream 1 / Stream 2 recordings on each day. The squares will be displayed in
blue / green to indicate which stream is applied to the time period.
4. You can also quickly apply the Stream1 / Stream2 settings to the working hours / non
working hours for the Normal Recording schedule. Following is an example of applying
Stream1 setting to each Normal Recording schedule during working hours.
a. Click the
button.
b. Click the
button, the working hours (between 8 and 17) of each
Normal Recording type will be applied with Stream1 setting (blue color).
5. To clear the selected squares, click the
button. Move the cursor on the desired
square, click and drag the cursor to clear the settings.
6. Click the
button to save the settings.
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Creating Holidays
You can optionally create the holidays and apply the recording schedule settings for the
created holidays. On the right side of the Figure 8-1, check the Enable Holidays box, select a
country from the Country Specific Holidays drop-down list, select a date from the New
Holiday drop-down list and then click the
button. The created holiday will
be listed in the white box. After creating the holidays, you can set up the holiday recording
schedule on the timeline.
To enable the Recording Schedule, complete the above settings and then click Option and
Start Schedule Record Server on the Main Screen. The Recording Schedule Server
be minimized to the system tray.
will
By default, the recordings are saved at C:\Program Files\Everfocus\PowerVideo
Plus\Everfocus. To change the recording path, please refer to 4.1 Changing the Recording
Path.
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Chapter 9
Archiving Schedule (DVR)
You can set up a weekly archiving schedule to automatically archive the recordings from the
DVR / Mobile DVRs. On the Main Screen, click Option and click Archive Scheduler (DVR), the
following dialog box appears. For details on manually archiving recordings, see 5.1 Remote
Archive.
Figure 9-1
1. Select the desired devices in the Installed Devices field and select the desired channels by
clicking on the channel numbers in the Channels field.
2. Click
or
to select a stream.
3. Move the cursor on a desired time square, click and drag the cursor to set up the time
period for Stream1 / Stream2 recording on each day. The squares will be displayed in
blue / green to indicate which stream is applied to the time period.
4. You can also quickly apply the Stream1 / Stream2 settings to the working hours / non
working hours. Following is an example of applying Stream 1 setting to the working
hours.
a. Click the
button.
b. Click the
button, the working hours (between 8 and 17) will be
applied with Stream 1 setting (blue color).
5. To clear the selected squares, click the
button. Move the cursor on the desired
square, click and drag the cursor to clear the settings.
6. Click the
button to save the settings.
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Creating Holidays
You can optionally create the holidays and apply the archiving schedule settings for the
created holidays. On the right side of the Figure 9-1, check the Enable Holidays box, select a
country from the Country Specific Holidays drop-down list, select a date from the New
Holiday drop-down list and then click the
button. The created holiday will
be listed in the white box. After creating the holidays, you can set up the holiday recording
schedule on the timeline.
To enable the auto Archiving Schedule, on the Main Screen, click Option and click Start Auto
Archive Server. The Auto Archive Schedule Server
will be minimized to the system tray.
Right-click the Archive Schedule Server icon and click Show Archive Progress, the Archive
Progress window appears.
Figure 9-3
By default, the recordings are saved at C:\Program Files\Everfocus\PowerVideo
Plus\Everfocus. To change the recording path, please refer to 4.1 Changing the Recording
Path.
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9.1 Changing the Recording Path of the Auto Archiving Server
By default, the automatically archived recordings are saved at C:\Program
Files\Everfocus\PowerVideo Plus\Everfocus. Follow the steps below to change the
recording path.
1. On the Main Screen, click Option and click Configure Record Storage Path.
Figure 9-4
2. Click the Archive Storage Path tab, click the Add New Path button
and select a
storage location. The new path will be listed in the storage path list.
3. Double click on the added path to enable it as the default path. The color of the wordings
will change to red to indicate the path has been set up as the default path.
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Chapter 10
Alarm Settings
You can configure the alarm settings for the connected cameras. When an event occurs or
the alarm is triggered, on the Main Screen, the color of the camera icon will change for alert.
Or you can set up to pop up a notification window in text or video format. You can also
enable the alert sound or E-mail alert when a notification occurs.
You have to enable the Alarm Server for using the Alarm function. On the Main Screen,
click Option and click Start Alarm Server. The Alarm Server
system tray.
Text Format
will be minimized to the
Video Format
Figure 10-1
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10.1 Activating the Alarm Function
You have to configure the settings on the Web interfaces of the DVR / Mobile DVR / NVR or
IP cameras, and then configure the protocol and port settings of the Alarm Server to activate
the alarm function.
•
On the Web interface of the DVR:
a. Check the Enable box and enable the Network Alarm function on the Motion, Video
Loss or Alarm / Event settings page.
Figure 10-2
b. On the Network settings page, click Alarm Server, type the IP address of the local
computer, select a Protocol and enter 1600 in the Port field. Type a 10-digit network
ID for network identification.
Figure 10-3
Note: All devices connected to the PowerVideo Plus have to be set up with a 10-digit
network ID for the Alarm Server to work.
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On the Web interface of the IP Camera:
a. Enable the Network Alarm notification for the desired events (Event < Event
Settings).
Figure 10-4
b. Select a Protocol and enter 1600 in the Port No field. Type a 10-digit network ID for
network identification (Network < Network Alarm). Enter the Alarm Server’s IP
address in the Server 1 field.
Figure 10-5
Note: All devices connected to the PowerVideo Plus have to be set up with a
10-digit network ID for the Alarm Server to work.
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On the Alarm Server:
a. Right-click the Alarm Server icon, click the Notification Settings, the Login dialog box
appears.
Figure 10-6
b. Type the User Name, Password and then click the Login button. The Notification
Settings window appears.
c. Click the Option tab, select a protocol type and type the Alarm Server Port matching
the ones you’ve set up on the IP device.
Figure 10-7
d. Click the Network Alarm Settings Check tab, the following window appears.
Figure 10-8
e. Click the Get Network Alarm Settings button, the connected devices will be
automatically detected and listed.
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10.2 Configuring the Notification Settings
Left-click the Alarm Server , select Notification Settings and type the ID and password. The
Notification Settings dialog box appears. You can configure the alarm settings for each
device.
10.2.1 Motion Detection
Figure 10-9
Device: Select a device from the drop-down list and select the desired channels.
Save Settings: Click the button to save the settings.
【Pop-up Notification Window】
Check the box to enable a notification pop-up window in text format when an event occurs.
Auto close after xxx seconds: Check the box to close the pop-up window based on the
set-up time.
Use same window for all notifications: Check the box to display all the text notifications on
the same window. Uncheck the box will display each text notification on an individual
window.
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Notifications on the individual windows
Notifications on the same window
Select Text Color: Click to set up the text color.
【Pop-up Video Window】
Check the box to enable a notification pop-up window in video format when an event occurs.
Auto close after xxx seconds: Check the box to close the pop-up window based on the
set-up time.
Auto Record: Check the box to record the live view when an event occurs. Note this function
is only available for IP cameras.
Turn on audio: Check the box to enable the audio function.
【Play Audio File】
Check the box to set up an alert sound. Click the Select Audio File button to import an audio
file in WAV, WMA, MP3 or MID formats to alert the operator when an event occurs.
【Send E-Mail】
When an event occurs, the PowerVideo Plus will send a text notification to the setup E-mail
address. Check the Send E-Mail box, type the E-mail addresses, subject and text content.
You can add multiple E-Mail address by adding a comma between two addresses. To enable
the E-Main function, you have to configure the E-Mail settings (see 10.2.5 E-Mail Server
Settings).
Send Alarm to Main Application: Check the box to enable the alarm function on the Main
Screen. For details, please refer to 10.3 Enabling the Alarm Function on the Main Screen.
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10.2.2
Alarm Input
Figure 10-10
Device: Select a device from the drop-down list and select the desired channels.
Save Settings: Click the button to save the settings.
【Pop-up Notification Window】
Check the box to enable a notification pop-up window in text format when an event occurs.
Auto close after xxx seconds: Check the box to close the pop-up window based on the
set-up time.
Use same window for all notifications: Check the box to display all the text notifications on
the same window. Uncheck the box will display each text notification on an individual
window.
Notifications on the individual windows
Notifications on the same window
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Select Text Color: Click to set up the text color.
【Pop-up Video Window】
Check the box to enable a notification pop-up window in video format when an event occurs.
Auto close after xxx seconds: Check the box to close the pop-up window based on the
set-up time.
Auto Record: Check the box to record the live view when an event occurs. Note this function
is only available for IP cameras.
Turn on audio: Check the box to enable the audio function.
【Play Audio File】
Check the box to set up an alert sound. Click the Select Audio File button to import an audio
file in WAV, WMA, MP3 or MID formats to alert the operator when an event occurs.
【Send E-Mail】
When an event occurs, the PowerVideo Plus will send a text notification to the setup E-mail
address. Check the Send E-Mail box, type the E-mail addresses, subject and text content.
You can add multiple E-Mail address by adding a comma between two addresses. To enable
the E-Main function, you have to configure the E-Mail settings (see 10.2.5 E-Mail Server
Settings).
Send Alarm to Main Application: Check the box to enable the alarm function on the Main
Screen. For details, please refer to 10.3 Enabling the Alarm Function on the Main Screen.
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10.2.3
Video Loss
This function is not available for IP Cameras.
Figure 10-11
Device: Select a device from the drop-down list and select the desired channels.
Save Settings: Click the button to save the settings.
【Pop-up Notification Window】
Check the box to enable a notification pop-up window in text format when an event occurs.
Auto close after xxx seconds: Check the box to close the pop-up window based on the
set-up time.
Use same window for all notifications: Check the box to display all the text notifications on
the same window. Uncheck the box will display each text notification on an individual
window.
Notifications on the individual windows
Notifications on the same window
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Select Text Color: Click to set up the text color.
【Play Audio File】
Check the box to set up an alert sound. Click the Select Audio File button to import an audio
file in WAV, WMA, MP3 or MID formats to alert the operator when an event occurs.
【Send E-Mail】
When an event occurs, the PowerVideo Plus will send a text notification to the setup E-mail
address. Check the Send E-Mail box, type the E-mail addresses, subject and text content.
You can add multiple E-Mail address by adding a comma between two addresses. To enable
the E-Main function, you have to configure the E-Mail settings (see 10.2.5 E-Mail Server
Settings).
Send Alarm to Main Application: Check the box to enable the alarm function on the Main
Screen. For details, please refer to 10.3 Enabling the Alarm Function on the Main Screen.
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10.2.4
Fan Failure / HD Temperature / HD Full / HD Off
This function is not available for IP Cameras.
Figure 10-12
Device: Select a device from the drop-down list.
Save Settings: Click the button to save the settings.
【Pop-up Notification Window】
Check the box to enable a notification pop-up window in text format when an event occurs.
Auto close after xxx seconds: Check the box to close the pop-up window based on the
set-up time.
Use same window for all notifications: Check the box to display all the text notifications on
the same window. Uncheck the box will display each text notification on an individual
window.
Notifications on the individual windows
Notifications on the same window
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Select Text Color: Click to set up the text color.
【Play Audio File】
Check the box to set up an alert sound. Click the Select Audio File button to import an audio
file in WAV, WMA, MP3 or MID formats to alert the operator when an event occurs.
【Send E-Mail】
When an event occurs, the PowerVideo Plus will send a text notification to the setup E-mail
address. Check the Send E-Mail box, type the E-mail addresses, subject and text content.
You can add multiple E-Mail address by adding a comma between two addresses. To enable
the E-Main function, you have to configure the E-Mail settings (see 10.2.5 E-Mail Server
Settings).
Send Alarm to Main Application: Check the box to enable the alarm function on the Main
Screen. For details, please refer to 10.3 Enabling the Alarm Function on the Main Screen.
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10.2.5
E-Mail Server Settings
Figure 10-13
SMTP Server Address: Type the outgoing server address.
SMTP Port: Keep 25 for the SMTP port.
From: Type the e-mail address that the notifications sent from.
User Name: Type the user name of the e-mail address entered in the From field.
Password: Type the password of the e-mail address entered in the From field.
User SSL: If your e-mail server requires an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) authentication for
connection, check the User SSL box.
Save Settings: Click to save the settings.
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10.3 Enabling the Alarm Function on the Main Screen
When an event occurs or the alarm is triggered, on the Main Screen, the color of the camera
icon will change for alert. To enable this function, on Figure 10-2, select the desired devices,
configure the event / alarm settings, enable Send alarm to Main Application and click the
Save button. Note that if you enable this function, the automatically pop-up live view /
notification windows functions will be disabled.
Figure 10-14
Green: Indicates the camera is working normally.
Red: Indicates video loss on the camera.
Yellow: Indicates the event occurs or the alarm is triggered.
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Chapter 11
PTZ Control
You can remotely control the PTZ cameras or configure the PTZ settings through the
PowerVideo Plus. By setting up the Preset Position, Auto Pan, Tour and Pattern functions, you
can force the camera to move to a certain position or to move in a setup sequence.
11.1
PTZ Control
The PTZ Control is designed to control the PTZ cameras through the PowerVideo Plus. On the
Main Screen, click Devices and click PTZ Control, the following PTZ Settings panel appears.
After configuring the PTZ settings, you can activate the functions in the Actions Control
Buttons field. To configure the PTZ settings, please refer to the following sections.
Click the direction buttons to force the
camera to turn into that direction
Click to Zoom In / Zoom Out
Click to Focus Near / Focus Far
Click to stop the current action, such
as Auto Pan, Tour or Pattern
Click to widen / narrow down the IRIS opening
Select a speed for Pan and Tilt
Actions Control Buttons
Figure 11-1
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Actions Control Buttons
Navigation
Speed
Select a navigation speed for the setup actions.
To force the camera to turn to the preconfigured preset position, click the
Preset button, select a Preset number and then click the Go button.
Note: To use this function, you have to set a preset position (see 11.3 Set
Preset).
To force the camera to pan automatically, click the Auto Pan button, select
1 or 2 (1 for the preconfigured point-to-point pan; 2 for endless 360°pan)
and then click the Go button. Only one preset Auto Pan can be configured.
The endless pan will rotate horizontally around the currently selected
vertical camera axis. Simply change the current vertical camera axis, if
required, before clicking the Go button.
Note: To use this function, you have to set up an auto pan sequence or
endless pan speed (see 11.2 Auto Pan).
To move the camera in a preconfigured sequence movement, click the
Pattern button, select a pattern number and then click the Go button. Click
the Live View Window once can stop running the pattern. A preset Pattern
is where you get up to 90 seconds to move the camera (via the PTZ
buttons) to your choice of sequential positions at a preset speed. After
which you can save that sequence of movements. Up to 4 Patterns can be
configured.
Note: To use this function, you have to set up a pattern (see 11.4 Set
Pattern).
To move the camera in a preconfigured sequence consists of a selection of
Patterns and Preset Positions, click the Tour button, select a tour number
and then click the Go button.
Note: To use this function, you have to set up at least one tour (see 11.5
Set Tour).
Numeric
Buttons
Click to enter the number for the selected action.
Range
Displays the selected number.
Go
Click this button to activate the selected action number.
Clear
Click this button to clear the entered number.
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To bring up the PTZ Settings panel, follow the steps below:
1. On the Main Screen, drag and drop a PTZ camera in the Live View window.
2. Click on a live view window to select the camera which you want to set the PTZ controls.
The selected camera will be highlighted with a red frame.
Figure 11-2
3. Click Devices and click PTZ Control.
Figure 11-3
4. The PTZ Settings panel pops up.
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11.2 Auto Pan
To configure the Auto Pan settings to force the camera to pan automatically, click the Auto
Pan tab, the following panel appears.
Figure 11-4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Using the direction buttons to adjust the camera view to a desired position where you
want to set up the position as the Left Position. You can select the pan / tilt speed from
the PT Speed drop-down list for controlling the direction buttons. Adjust zoom, focus
and Iris if necessary.
Click the Set button next to Set Left Pos to save the current position as the Left Position.
Follow Step 2 to set up the Right Position and then click the Set button next to Set Right
Pos.
Check the Endless Mode check box if you want the camera to pan endlessly.
Enter a speed at which the camera will move during the Auto Pan sequence.
Enter a dwell time for the Left and Right positions (the time that the camera will pause
at each position).
Click Apply to apply the settings.
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To activate the configured Auto Pan function on the Live View window, on the PTZ Controls
panel, click the Auto Pan button, click “1” on the numeric buttons and then click the Go
button. The camera will continuously move to the left and right positions which you have
configured. Click “2” on the numeric buttons and then click the Go button will force the
camera to pan 360° endlessly. Only one preset Auto Pan can be configured.
Figure 11-5
Note: The endless pan will rotate horizontally around the currently selected vertical
camera axis. Simply change the current vertical camera axis, if required, before clicking the
Go button.
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11.3
Set Preset
You can configure up to 192 preset positions in this field. Click the Set Preset tab, the
following panel appears.
Figure 11-6
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Adjust the camera view to a desired position using the direction button. You can select
the pan / tilt speed from the PT Speed drop-down list for controlling the direction
buttons. Adjust zoom, focus and Iris if necessary.
To set up the current camera view as a preset position, select a page number and a
preset number from the Page and Preset No drop-down list for the current camera view.
Click Set to save the current position as the Preset Number you have selected.
Optionally set up a title, focus mode and white balance for this preset position view.
Follow Step 2 to 5 to set up another preset position. You can click the Next button to go
to the next page and then click the Preset No drop-down list to select a number. Or click
on the number in the Page field to select a preset number.
To activate the Preset function on the Live View window, click the PTZ Controls to display the
PTZ Control panel. Click the Preset button, click on the numeric buttons to select a preset
number and then click the Go button. The selected preset position should be displayed on
the camera view.
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11.4
Set Pattern
You are given 90 seconds to move the camera (via the PTZ buttons) to different positions
(and different zoom / focus / Iris positions). The camera then saves that sequence under the
Pattern No. you’ve selected. Up to 4 Patterns can be configured. Click the Set Preset tab, the
following panel appears.
Figure 11-7
To set up a Pattern Sequence:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select a pan and tilt speed from the PTZ Speed drop-down list for the camera to move
to the directions when you use the direction buttons during the configuration period.
Enter a pattern number in the Pattern No field.
Click the Set button to start the 90-second configuration period. Use the direction /
zoom / focus / Iris buttons to move the camera in the desired sequence.
Click the Complete button to end the configuration.
Click Clear can void the configuration for the entered Pattern No. Click Go to view/test the
configured Pattern sequence.
To activate the configured Pattern function on the Live View window, click the PTZ Controls
to display the PTZ Control panel. Click the Pattern button, click on the numeric buttons to
select a Pattern number and then click the Go button. The camera will move to the positions
in the Pattern sequence you have configured.
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11.5
Set Tour
You can combine up to 16 preconfigured camera positions and patterns into one long
sequence. Up to 16 Tour sequences can be set up.
To set up a Tour Sequence:
1. Click the Set Tour, the following Tour panel appears.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Figure 11-8
Select a number from the Tour No drop-down list.
To set up the first position for Tour No.1, select OFF, Preset or Pattern in the Mode field.
Figure 11-9
Enter a Preset No. or Pattern No. in the Value field.
Enter a dwell time that the Tour will pause at a Preset position or after a Pattern
sequence.
Enter a speed at which the camera will move to the Preset position or first point of the
Pattern sequence.
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7.
8.
9.
Follow Step 3 to 6 to configure up to 16 positions for Tour No.1.
To configure another Tour sequences, select a number from the Tour No drop-down list
and follow Step Step 3 to 6 to configure up to 16 positions for the selected Tour number.
Click Apply to apply the settings.
To activate the configured Tour function on the Live View window, click the PTZ Controls to
display the PTZ Control panel. Click the Tour button, click on the numeric buttons to select a
Tour number and then click the Go button. The camera will move to the positions in a long
sequence you have configured.
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11.6
Auto Mode Settings
Click the Auto Mode Settings, and the following panel displays.
Figure 11-10
Freeze Picture: This function can be used in conjunction with the Preset function. If you
select On, the camera will directly jump to the selected position without moving. If you
select Off, the camera will move to the selected position.
Auto Resume: Activate this setting to return the camera to the previous mode, if no action
has occurred for a selectable period of time. Available options include After 0.5 M (minute),
Afetr 1 M, After 5 M, After 10 M, After 30 M, After 60 M, and OFF (deactivate this function).
After the selected period, the camera will revert to the mode you set in the “Resume To”
field below.
Resume To: Select the mode that the camera will return to, if you have configured the Auto
Resume field above. Available options are POS.1 (H) (the Preset position “1”), TOUR1, PAT.1
(Pattern “1”), AUTO PAN and PREV.MODE (the previous mode the camera was in).
Power Up Func.: Select the mode that the system will revert to when a power failure occurs.
Available options of this field are OFF, POS.1 (H) (the Preset position “1”), TOUR.1, PAT.1
(Pattern “1”), AUTO PAN and PREV.MODE.
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Auto Flip: Select ON to tilt the camera by 180° using the direction controls on the PTZ
Control window. Owing to the mechanical design, the camera will tilt 90° first, and then the
camera will flip by 180 degrees, after that, go down to 180° (see image below). Select OFF to
disable the Auto Flip function and the camera will be tilted by 90°.
0°
180°
180°
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Chapter 12
GPS Tracking
You can send the GPS data from the mobile DVR to the PoverVideo Plus through Meta Server,
and display multiple GPS tracks on single window. The number of GPS tracks is unlimited. You
can also play back the GPS tracks or set up GPS fences on the E-Map.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Figure 12-1
No. Name
Description
1
Reset Map
Click to refresh the E-map.
2
Live View
Click to display the live view window of the selected device.
For more details on the live view window, please refer to
Chapter 3 Live View.
3
Trigger Alarm
Click to trigger the alarms of the selected device.
4
Device List
Select a device from the drop-down list.
5
Hide Event
Click to hide / display the Event List.
6
Event List
Display the events and time of the devices.
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12.1 Activating GPS Tracking Function
You have to configure the Meta Server port on the PowerVideo Plus and then configure the
Meta Server settings on the Web interface of the Mobile DVR.
•
On the Power Video Plus:
On the Main Screen, click the Option button and click Configure Meta Server Port. The
default Meta Server port is 1602. If you want to set up a new port, type the new port,
click the Save button and then restart the PowerVideo Plus.
Figure 12-2
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On the Web interface of the Mobile DVR: Click the Network button and click Meta
Server in the left-side menu.
Figure 12-3
1. Select GPS Data from the Data Type drop-down list.
2. Enable Send GPS Data to Remote Server and Keep Connection Alive.
3. Type the IP address of your local computer and select a protocol type.
4. Type the Meta Server port in the Port field. This port should match the Meta Server
port set up on the PowerVideo Plus.
5. Set up a time interval to send GPS data to PowerVideo Plus.
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6. You can click the Test Connection button to check out the connection.
7. Click Apply.
After setting up the above settings, on the Main Screen, click GPS, click GPS Tracking and
select All Devices or a desired mobile DVR, the GPS Tracking window appears (Figure 13-1).
To set up the color for each track, on the Main Screen, click GPS and click GPS Configuration,
the following window appears. Click the Set Color button and select a color. Click the Save
button to save the settings.
Figure 12-4
You can also set up the speed limit. Once the vehicles exceed the speed limit, a “Speed limit
crossed” event will be listed in the Event List (No.6, Figure 13-1).
Figure 12-5
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12.2 Playing Back GPS Tracks
You can play back the GPS tracks recorded on the mobile DVR through the PowerVideo Plus.
Figure 12-6
To play back the GPS tracks:
1. Start the GPS Tracking function. Please refer to 12.1 Activating GPS Tracking Function.
Note: To play back the GPS tracks, you have to start the GPS tracking function and let
the GPS Tracking window remain open for 10 minutes at least as the mobile DVR
stores GPS data every 10 minutes.
2. On the Main Screen, click GPS and click GPS Tracking Playback, the GPS Tracking Playback
window appears (Figure 12-6).
3. Select a mobile DVR, select a playback time and then click the Show GPS Tracking
Playback button
, the GPS track starts playing back.
4. You can optionally play back the camera recordings by clicking on the device circle and
the playback window appears.
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12.3 Configuring the GPS Fences
You can display the GPS fences predefined on the Mobile DVR on the E-map.
To display the GPS Fence:
1. On the Web interface of the Mobile DVR, click the Alarm/Event button and click GPS in
the left-side menu. Select GPS Fencing from the drop-down list and configure the
settings below. Click the Apply button to apply the settings.
Figure 12-7
2. On the Main Screen of the PowerVideo Plus, click GPS and click GPS Fencing, the
following window appears.
Figure 12-8
3. Select a device from the Vehicle Name drop-down list and click the Show Fencing button,
the GPS Fence displays on the E-map. Click the Set Fencing button to save the settings.
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Chapter 13
Backup Utility
You can back up the configurations in the PowerVideo Plus. The backup settings can be
restored to the current computer or imported to another computer.
To export the configurations:
1. On the Main Screen, click Option and select Backup Utility, the following window
appears.
Figure 13-1
2. Click Next, the Backup Utility wizard appears. Click Next, the following window appears.
Figure 13-2
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3. Select Export Settings and click Next, the following window appears.
Figure 13-3
4. Click Browse to browse a backup path.
5. Click Export, the configuration file (.bak) will be saved to the selected path.
To import the configurations:
1. Follow Step 1 and 2 in the Export Configurations section above.
2. Select Import Settings (Figure 12-1) and click Next, the following window appears.
Figure 13-4
3. Click the Overwrite All Records button to overwrite all the configurations. The system
will display a confirm message. Click the Overwrite All Records button again to start
overwriting the configurations.
If you want to overwrite the current configuration displayed in the Backup Utility
window, click the Overwrite Current Record button.
If you want to skip the current configuration displayed in the Backup Utility window,
click the Skip Current Record button.
If you want to skip all the configurations, click the Skip All Records button.
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Chapter 14
Bandwidth Monitor
The Bandwidth Monitor displays the bandwidth usage status for the PowerVideo Plus, which
provides an instant visibility of the bandwidth used by the PowerVideo Plus. On the Main
Screen, click Option and select Bandwidth Monitor, the Bandwidth Monitor icon
minimized to the system tray and the following window appears.
will be
Figure 14-1
Right-click the Bandwidth Monitor icon to bring up the following setup list, and then you can
configure the settings. To close / exit the Bandwidth Monitor, click Exit PowerVideo Plus
Bandwidth Monitor.
Figure 14-2
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Chapter 15
Other Functions
15.1 Applying DVR Settings to Multiple DVRs
You can remotely apply the DVR settings to multiple DVRs connected to the PowerVideo Plus.
Note that you can only apply the settings of the selected DVR to the same DVR models.
To start the Clone DVR Settings function:
1. On the Main Page, click Devices and then click Clone DVR Settings. The following
window appears.
Figure 15-1
2. From the Copy Configuration File From drop-down list, select a DVR to copy the
settings, the same DVR model connected to the PowerVideo Plus will be automatically
detected and listed in the Device Name field.
3. Check the boxes to select the desired DVRs for applying the same settings from the
selected DVR in the Copy Configuration File From field.
4. Click the Upload button, the selected DVRs will run an automatic process of applying
the settings.
5. Once the process is complete, the Status on the bottom of the Clone DVR Settings
window will display “Configuration uploaded successfully”.
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15.2 Temporarily Disconnecting (Mobile) DVR Live Streams
You can temporarily disconnect (black screen) each single or multiple live streams of the
(Mobile) DVRs.
To temporarily disconnect a single (Mobile) DVR live stream:
Right-click a (Mobile) DVR live stream, the Live View Tool Bar appears. Click the Pause
button , the live view displays a black screen and the Pause button turns to a Play button
. To reconnect the (Mobile) DVR live stream, click the Play button.
Figure 15-2
To temporarily disconnect multiple (Mobile) DVR live streams:
In the Device List, right-click a (Mobile) DVR and then click Stop All Livestreams. All the
live views of the (Mobile) DVR will display black screens and the
turns to
. To reconnect all the (Mobile) DVR live streams,
click
.
Figure 15-3
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