M-JPEG
Wireless IP Camera
Software User Guide
Version 1.0
Contents
Introduction..........................................................................2
Installation ...........................................................................3
Using Ultra View ..................................................................6
To launch the program.....................................................6
Item features....................................................................7
To add a camera............................................................12
To remove a camera......................................................15
To link to the Web page of the camera..........................15
To record video..............................................................16
To configure the recording settings ...............................18
To playback the recorded video.....................................20
To set up motion detection options................................21
Information.....................................................................23
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I NTRODUCTION
This Software User Guide provides detailed instructions on
operating Ultra View, a customized software application with a
user-friendly interface allowing you to access and control your
camera(s). You can connect up to 16 cameras to monitor different
places and record events for each camera. With Ultra View, you
can also change some basic settings of the camera, such as
schedule profiles and motion detecting. In addition, if your camera
supports advanced features, such as audio or pan/tilt function,
you can use these functions through the control panels of Ultra
View.
To use Ultra View, you have to install it in your computer. It is
recommended to use a high performance computer if you want to
connect multiple cameras simultaneously. The following provides
the system requirements:
Platform: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista.
Hardware Requirement:
1 camera connected: Intel Pentium III 800MHz; 512MB RAM
2 ~ 4 cameras connected: Intel Pentium 4 1.3GHz; 512MB
RAM
5 ~ 8 cameras connected: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz; 1GB RAM
9 ~ 16 cameras connected: Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz; 2GB
RAM
Resolution: 1024x768 or above
NOTE When you use Ultra View to record video clips, store the
recorded files to an exclusive hard disk drive in your
computer to ensure that there will be enough storage
space.
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I NSTALLATION
Firstly, insert the Installation CD-ROM into the CD drive of your
computer to initiate the Auto-Run program. The Auto-Run screen
provides the following buttons:
z Quick Guide
z Advanced Guide
z Software Manual
z IP Finder
z Install Software
z Browse
z Exit
To start installing:
1. Click Install Software and then select Ultra View. The setup
wizard appears to help you complete the installation step-bystep.
NOTE To use Ultra View, you must have Microsoft .NET
Framework 2.0 installed in the computer. The setup wizard
will detect it and, if the program is not installed yet, ask you
to install it during the process of installing Ultra View.
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2. On the welcome screen, click Next.
3. Click Browse to select the destination location to install the
software; otherwise, leave the default setting and click Next.
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4. Click Next again to confirm installation. The setup wizard
starts to install the software and the progress bar indicates
the installation is proceeding.
5. Installation is completed. Click Close.
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U SING U LTRA V IEW
To launch the program
This section describes the user interface and operating
instructions of Ultra View. To launch the program, click Start >
Programs > UltraView > UltraView, and the main screen will
appear as below:
NOTE Please set the resolution to 1024x768 or above on your
computer while using Ultra View; otherwise, the displayed
main screen may be distorted.
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Item features
The following describes the function of each item on the main
screen:
„
CONTROLS Panel
- SETTING: Click to enter the Setting screen of Ultra View.
Click again to return to the main screen of Ultra View.
- PLAY: Click to play the recorded video file using the media
player on the computer (for example, Windows Media
Player by default).
- LOCK: Click to lock the camera controls. Click again to
resume controls for the camera. If you have set ID and
Password in SETTING > Account, you will be asked to
enter the required information to unlock.
- ALL RECORD: Click to start recording video clips using all
connected cameras. Click again to stop recording and save
the files in the computer. When you connect only one
camera, this button’s function is the same as the RECORD
button.
TIP
By default, the ID and Password boxes are “blank.” Click
SETTING > Account to change the ID and password of
lock/unlock function.
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VIEW SELECTION Panel
- View mode buttons: Ultra View provides multiple view
modes, including 1/4/9/16 windows and Full screen mode.
- SCAN: When you connect multiple cameras, click this
button to display the video views as the main window in
turn.
- PREV: When you connect multiple cameras, click this
button to switch the video view to the previous camera.
- NEXT: When you connect multiple cameras, click this
button to switch the video view to the next camera.
TIP
To set the time interval of scanning, click SETTING >
Other and then adjust the time from 1 to 10 seconds in the
Time interval of scan option.
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„
CAMERA Panel
- TRIGGER OUT: Click to turn on the trigger out connector of
the camera. This button is available only when the
connected camera supports the trigger out connector,
which is used to control the external device connected to
the camera, such as a light.
- SNAPSHOT: Click to capture a still image using the
selected camera and save the file in the computer.
- RECORD: Click to start recording a video clip using the
selected camera. Click again to stop recording and save
the file in the computer.
- TALK: Click to speak out through the camera. This button
is available only when the connected camera supports 2way audio function.
- LISTEN: Click to receive the on-site sound and voice from
the camera.
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„
SYSTEM Panel
This panel displays the current date and time.
„
PAN-TILT CONTROL Panel (optional)
When you connect a pan/tilt camera, the system will detect
the camera’s function automatically and the PAN-TILT
CONTROL buttons will become functional. Otherwise, these
buttons are displayed as gray out buttons.
- Direction/Home buttons: Click these buttons to adjust the
) / Down (
) / Left
camera’s viewing angle to Up (
) / Left-Up (
) / Right (
) / Left-Down (
)/
(
) / Right-Down (
).
Right-Up (
Click the Home button (
default position.
) to return the camera to the
- SWING: If you have saved two or more positions for the
selected camera, click this button to control the camera
swinging from one position to another position.
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„
Video View Window and Camera List
Video View Window
Camera List
- Video View Window: This window displays the video view
of the selected camera, which can be divided into 4/9/16
windows according to your selection in VIEW SELECTION
panel.
- Camera List: This list displays the information of the
connected camera(s).
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To add a camera
1. Click SETTING in the CONTROLS panel to display the
Setting screen.
2. Click Add New Camera.
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3. In the pop-up Add New Camera dialog window, you can:
z Select the Search tab if you are not sure of the camera’s
IP address. Click Search camera to search the available
camera within the network. Once the camera is found and
is shown in the list, select it and click Add Camera.
z Select the Input tab to add a camera by entering its IP
address directly. Enter the camera’s IP address (default:
192.168.0.30) and Port (default: 80), and then click Add
Camera.
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4. Enter the User name and Password for the camera, and then
click OK. The connected camera will be displayed in the
Camera List.
5. Click SETTING to return to the Video View Window. The
video view of the selected camera will be displayed now.
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To remove a camera
1. Click SETTING in the CONTROLS panel to display the
Setting screen.
2. Select a camera from the list and click Delete Camera.
Select a camera
To link to the Web page of the camera
Click SETTING > Camera List > Camera Configuration and
then Link web page to launch the Web browser that displays live
view image and Web Configuration of the selected camera.
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To record video
Ultra View provides three methods to record video clips: one is to
click the RECORD/ALL RECORD button to record manually; the
second is to record by motion detection; the third is to set the
recording schedule in Setting > Recording Configuration >
Schedule Recording Configuration.
z
Manually recording
Click RECORD/ALL RECORD and it starts recording. Click
the button again to stop.
z
Trigger recording by motion detection
When the motion detection function of the selected camera
is enabled, you can configure the camera to start recording
triggered by the motion detected. Click SETTING > Motion
Configuration, and then select the Recording option to
enable the selected camera to record by motion detection.
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z
Schedule recording
This recording method will work after you have completed
the required settings in Schedule Recording
Configuration. The recording schedule can be defined by
Dates or Days.
- Dates: First, select the camera from the pull-down list.
Then, click Add to set the Start/Stop date and time and
then click OK to add the recording schedule to the list.
Click Apply to save the settings.
Select a camera
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- Days: First, select the camera from the pull-down list and
select Days tab. Then, select the weekday from the day
buttons and then set the time period. Click Apply to save
the settings.
Select a camera
To configure the recording settings
To configure the recording settings, including the storage folder
and storage options, click SETTING > Recording Configuration.
z
Recording File Path: To change the destination folder to
save the recorded video file, click Browse under the
Recording File Path box to assign a new folder.
z
Each Recording File Size: This option allows you to select
from 20 to 200 MB so that the video will be recorded as
another file automatically when the recording file reaches
the specified size limit.
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z
Reserved HDD space for each camera: This option
allows you to set to reserve the storage space on the hard
disk drive for the recording of each camera. Before setting
the reserve space on the hard disk drive, you can check the
available storage space that is displayed in the HDD Free
space field.
z
Enable Recycle Recording: Click on the camera number
to clear the files when the unreserved space of the hard
disk drive is full.
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To playback the recorded video
The recorded video clips are saved in your computer, and can be
played using the media player on the computer, such as Windows
Media Player. To start playback, simply click the PLAY button on
the CONTROLS panel, and the following dialog screen will
appear, allowing you to select the file to playback.
Select the recorded video file under the [camera] path and then
click Open to launch the media player to playback.
NOTE If your player on the computer don’t have video codec to
playback the recorded video. You can download video
codec from http://www.xvid.org/downloads.15.0.html to
support.
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To set up motion detection options
When the motion detection function of the selected camera is
enabled, you can set the Motion Options by selecting Alarm,
Recording, Send e-Mail, and Trigger Out under SETTING >
Motion Configuration.
z
Alarm: Select Beep or Music to alert you for the motion
detected. When you select Music, you can customize the
sound by clicking Browse and then selecting your favorite
music (*.wav or *.mp3 file) in the computer.
z
Recording: Select this option to enable the camera to
record by motion detected.
z
Send e-Mail: Select this option so that the system will be
able to send an email to the specified receiver. Once the
option is selected, you have to complete the required
information in SETTING > Motion Configuration > EMail
Configuration.
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- Mail Server: Enter the mail server address. For example,
mymail.com.
- Mail From: Enter the email address of the user who will
send the email. For example, John@mymail.com.
- Mail To: Enter the email address of the user who will
receive the email.
- User Name: Enter the user name to login the mail server.
- Password: Enter the password to login the mail server.
- Subject: Enter a subject for the notification email.
z
Trigger Out: If the selected camera supports Trigger Out
connector, select this option to enable the Trigger Out
function.
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Information
Click SETTING > About to display the information of the software
application.
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