Mitsubishi DX-TL2500U Instruction manual

Instruction Manual
DX-PC25U (Ver. 1.0)
For Windows® 98SE
For Windows® ME
For Windows® 2000
For Windows® XP
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Contents
1. Introduction
1.1 Product Features
1.2 System Requirement
1.3 Compatible Digital Recorder
2. Installation
2.1 DX-PC25U Installation
2.2 Uninstalling
3. Viewing Live Pictures
3.1 How to connect
3.1.1 Starting DX-PC25U Setting up connection
3.1.2 Connecting
3.2 Viewing Live Video
3.3 Zooming Live Pictures
3.4 Assigning Camera Position
3.5 Changing Picture Quality
3.6 Controlling Telemetry Cameras
4. Search and Viewing Recorded Video
4.1 Playback
4.2 Time Date Search
4.3 Alarm List Search
4.4 Zooming Picture
5. Copying Video to a local PC
5.1 Copying Single Picture to a local PC
5.2 Exporting Picture File to a local PC
6. Alarm Notification to a connected PC
6.1 Setting up
7. Alarm Notification by e-mail
7.1 Setting up
8. Administrator Functions
8.1 Setting up a new User, Password and Access Rights
8.2 Changing the unit name or adding sites
9. Setting up menu of the unit over network
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10. Convenient Functions
10.1 Bookmarks
10.2 Help Menu
10.3 Renew Info
10.4 Front Switch Operation of TL2500U
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1. Introduction
Mitsubishi DX-PC25U is viewing software designed for the Digital Video Recorder (DVR) DX-TL2500U. This
software enables you to connect and communicated via a network with the DVR and also to playback saved
images (saved on CFC or CD from DVR) on your PC
► View live or playback video of all cameras connected to the recorder.
► Search for a specific video Date&Time, Alarm or Recording Index.
► Save a still picture as a bitmap or JPEG format. It is also possible to convert the still pictures into
AVI format.
► Control functions of the recorder and PTZ camera remotely.
► Change the setting of the recorder via network.
1.1 Product Features
▪ View live images across a network in full or split screen mode.
▪ Control PTZ cameras
▪ View recorded images across a network with split screen modes, Search via Fast Forward, Rewind,
Time and Date or Alarm List.
▪ Copy images to the user’s PC.
▪ Receive alarms notice
▪ Control and SETUP menu of DX-TL2500U from a network.
1.2 System requirements
- IBM PC/AT-compatible with Intel Pentium series or Intel Celeron series CPU (500MHz or faster)
- Microsoft Windows 98SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows XP
- RAM: 256MB or more
- Display resolution: 1024 pixels x 768 lines (XGA) or more (recommended). Use a video card and
monitor capable of displaying 32,000 or more colors.
- Free HD space: 200MB or more
- SCSI adapter : Adaptec AHA-2940 Series, SlimSCSI etc. compatible with
WINASPI32 and SCSI-2 (when SCSI-connected peripheral devices are used) Under
Windows 2000, WinASPI must be installed in advance for the playback of SCSI-connected devices.
Please read the instruction manual for Adaptec SCSI board for the installation of WinASPI.
- Sound adapter : Windows-compatible type; SoundBlaster etc.
- Installed browser: MS Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2 or later
- Network interface (10Base-T) card compatible with the environment described above
Note: Operations are not guaranteed for all environments confirming to the above description.
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1.3 Compatible Digital Recorders
-
DX-TL2500U
- DX-TL900U Series
(Playback of copied data on digital storage media only. Some of the functions
may not work properly.)
2. Installation
2.1 DX-PC25U Installation
To install the DX-PC25U, first start up SETUP.EXE on the provided CD. Follow the series of instructions that
appear on-screen, and then the software will be installed automatically.
The default directory for the installation is C:/Program Files/DX-PC25U.
2.2 Uninstalling
To uninstall DX-PC25U, open the Install/Remove Applications dialog box in the Operation Panel and select
DX-PC25U for deleting or select the Uninstall DX-PC25U command from the Start menu, and follow the series
of instructions that appear on-screen to complete the procedure.
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3. Connecting to a DX-TL2500U and Viewing live Video
3.1 How to connect
3.1.1 Starting DX-PC25U
After the program installation, go to Start Menu of Windows and choose DX-PC25U from the menu.
Then the DX-PC25U starts and opens control panel.
Control panel
Menu bar
Media information window
Image information window
Video window
Picture size
Time & Date search
Playback position slider
Alarm list search
Index search buttons
Play device
Display format buttons
Playback control buttons
Camera select buttons
Playback speed control slider
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Live button
Renew information button
Layout save button
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Commands in menu bar
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Commands in video window
3.1.2 Setting up connection
When you start the DX-PC25U, you see the Network box..
To view all the settings of the listed recorder or to register a
new recorder, click the check box of Details.
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default setting is IP address; 192.168.0.100, and Info Port; 53705, which are same as DX-TL2500U’s default
setting.
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To register new recorder, click Add button.
To change the setting of registered recorder, choose the recorder name you wish to change, then click
Edit button.
To delete the registered recorder, choose the recorder name you wish to delete, then click Delete button.
DVR Name
: To name the registering DVR your favorite.
Camera Name : To name a camera connected to a recorder onto the list.
IP Address
: Input the recorders IP address.
Recorder Ch : You can choose either specific camera channel or saved layout. The default is 4x4 multi
picture format.
Info Port No : Input the recorder’s port number into this box.
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3.1.3 Connecting
Select your desired recorder and click on the Connect button to display
Login box. Enter your User Name and Password as required and click OK
button.
Note. The default user name is root and password is admin000.
User name and password can be changed for each user.
When Login failed, Error message appears “Input Error”
When the specified recorder can’t be found, Error message appears
“ Recorder not found”.
When you logged in successfully, the following message appeares, and DX-PC25U
DX-PC25U connected to the recorder successfully, the following
dialog box appears and tells you what kind of qualification you logged
in.
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3.2 Viewing Live Video
Live pictures can be viewed in a single or multi picture format.
Note: Selecting multi picture format may slow down the refresh rate on the display.
Example of 16-Split Format
In the Multi Picture Format, the camera number changes from green to yellow to indicate just updated picture.
By clicking the primary mouse button (“left clicking” in the standard setting) on a picture displayed in the video
window, the Multi Picture Format can be changed to a Single Picture Format. By clicking the secondary
mouse button (“right clicking” in the standard setting) on any part of the video window, the following menu can
be opened.
3.3 Zooming Live Picture
Place a cursor on image and right click to zoom live picture in a full
screen mode. Select Zoom and check a desired zooming rate. Back to
the original, right click again to display Zoom command and check Fit to
the window.
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3.4 Assigning Camera Position
By selecting camera number from the Assign list, any cameras can be
assigned to the position you have selected. The assigned camera
number gets saved in the registry, and will appear in that position at the
start of the next session.
3.5 Changing Picture Quality
The initial pictures are transmitted at Middle quality to speed up the
picture refresh rate. Place a cursor on the video window and right click to
change image quality. Select Quality and choose a desired image quality.
Note:
If the same camera number is assigned onto the several positions in the
video window, these pictures will be updated at the same time.
3.6 Controlling PTZ Camera
PTZ Cameras can be controlled by using DX-PC25EU Stop
viewing live pictures by clicking LIVE button before open the
camera control window.
To control PTZ Camera;
(1) From the Network Menu, choose CONTROL.
(2) Choose PTZ Cam Control.
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Name and IP address of connected recorder is showed.
Camera Number
Tilt Up button
Zoom control buttons
Focus control buttons
Pan left button
Iris control buttons
Video Window
Preset position controls
Pan Right button
Interval Time (ms)
Tilt Down button
Camera Number
Panning
Tilting
Panning + Tilting
:
:
:
:
Choose the camera you want to control.
Click
or
button to change the camera angle in horizontal direction.
Click
or
button to move camera to vertical direction.
Click
or
or
or
button to move camera to horizontal + vertical
directions (PAN & Tilt). When you find any problem at the one of the direction,
please change the interval time between PAN command and Tilt command.
(1) Zoom control
- Wide button
- Tele button
- Stop button
: To start zooming out, press this button.
: To start zooming in, press this button.
: To stop zooming, press this button.
(2) Focus control
- Near button : To focus the lens on one step near side, press this button.
- Far button
: To focus the lens on one step far side, press this button.
- Auto button : To activate Auto-Focus function of the lens, press this button.
(3) Iris control
- ( - ) button
: To close the iris, press this button. Then the iris level becomes 1 step lower.
- ( + ) button
: To open the iris, press this button. Then the iris level becomes 1 step higher.
- AUTO button : To activate auto iris control, press this button. Then iris level is controlled automatically.
(4) Preset position control
- To register a new preset position, choose a position number and press Resister button.
- To point the camera toward the desired preset position, choose a position number and press Jump button.
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4 Search and viewing recorded Video
Playing back recorded video
Video can be played back from the Digital Recorder by using DX-PC25U.
Playback buttons are at the bottom portion of Main Window. Each of the buttons has a different function as
described below.
Operation Panel
Playback position slider
Control Icons
Icons
Functions Descriptions
Top Search Jumps to the beginning of the recording.
Reverse
Search
Plays the video toward the beginning of the recording with a higher
speed than normal playback. The search speed is changed from X1 > X2
> X4 > X8 to X1 again every pressing.
Reverse
Playback
Plays the video toward the beginning.
Field
Reverse
Shift
Plays a still picture one field before.
Stop
Field
advance
Shift
Play
Search
Stops to playback, and start to playback audio data, if it is recorded
with the picture, when audio command is activated in the menu.
Plays a still picture one field after.
Plays the video.
Plays the video toward the latest recording with a higher speed than
normal playback. The search speed is changed from X1 > X2 > X4 > X8
to X1 again every pressing
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Device
Bookmark
Live
Allows you to select playback device.
Resisters the picture displayed in the video window onto the bookmark
list.
Shows Live pictures. Audio is not played in Live Mode.
Renew
Renews the information.
Information
Position
slider
Icons
to
Shows position of the picture in the video sequence.
Function Descriptions
Changes the camera displayed in the video window. If more than two
cameras are selected in a single picture format, those camera pictures
Camera are switched sequentially. To select several cameras in single picture
number format, press the your favorite camera number with pressing Ctrl key
on your keyboard. You can select the only available cameras in live
mode.
Changes the display format in the video window to 4-Multi. The display
is changed from 4a > 4b > 4c > 4d > 4a again every pressing. In default
4-Multi
setting 4a contents from 1 to 4 channel, 4b (5 to 8ch), 4c (9-12ch) and 4d
(13 –16ch).
Changes the display format in the video window to 9-Multi. The display
9-Multi is changed from 9a > 9b > 9a again every pressing. In default setting 9a
contents from 1 to 9 channel, and 9b from 10 to 16ch, 1ch and 2 ch.
16-Multi Changes the display format in the video window to 16-Multi.
Playback
Allows you to adjust playback speed or to adjust request rate in Live
Speed
Mode.
Slider
Save
Layout
Allows you to save your favorite display format in the video window.
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Media Information box
Media information box displays recording period on the selected
device. If a SCSI device is selected, the name of this device is also
displayed in this box.
Image Information Box
The recording data such as recording date, time and camera
number and comment (if it is written.) are displayed in this Image
information box.
If an alarm picture is played in the video window, a red dot will
appear
Picture Size
To change the size of video window, input the size in %.
The size can be changed from 25 – 800%.
4.5 Time and Date Search
This function is to search for a specific scene according to its recorded date
and time information. To search the scene, just input the date and time you
want to see and then click the Search button. PC25U displays a picture
recorded exactly at the required time or if nothing available for the provided
time, it will display the nearest recorded time.
To open time search box,
- Choose Time from Search Command in the menu
bar.
- Choose Date and Time you want to see, and
press Search button to search the picture.
- To close this box, press Close button.
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4.6 Alarm List Search
- To search for a specific Alarm, press the Alarm List button and choose the Alarm number you want to see,
and then press Search button.
- To close the Alarm list box, press the Close button.
- To save the alarm list as a text file press the Save button.
- To update the list press the Reload button.
4.4 Zooming Image during play back (Same operation as Live image zooming)
Place a cursor on image and right click to zoom live image in a full screen mode. Select Zoom and check a
desired zooming rate (25 – 800%). Back to the original, right click again to display Zoom command and check
Fit to the window.
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5 Copying images to a local PC
5.1 Copying Single Image to a local PC
Single live or playback image can be copied to a user’s computer in JPEG format.
Go to Edit menu or right click on the video window and open copy command.
5.2 Exporting Image File to a local PC
Live or Playback images can be saved to a user’s
computer in AVI format. Go to Network menu and select
control, Section Download. Then the following display
appears:
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Input the period that should be transferred from the recorder to your PC.
Choose the desired cameras you want to download.
To start downloading, press Download.
If you want to continue downloading other data, press Continue.
To cancel the downloading, press Cancel.
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6 Alarm notification to a local PC
Alarm notification software, AN25, always runs with Windows and receives alarms from recorders anytime the
PC is running. When AN25 receives an alarm, POP UP box appears on the screen automatically.
Change to “Warning”
6.1 Setting up
6.1.1 Setting up the recorder
See ETHERNET ALARM NOTIFICATION SETTING in Operation Manual (page 56 and 57)
6.1.2 Setting up DX-PC25U
Go to Network menu and select ALM Notification.
Then the following setting box is displayed. Check each box of any items that need to generate an Alarm
Warning. After specifying all required alarms, click OK to start receiving alarms.
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7 Alarm notification by e-mail
DX-TL2500U can send Alarm Notification by e-mail through
SMTP server. DX-PC25U sets up all necessary items of the
recorder.
7.5 Setting up
From Network menu, choose Config, choose E-mail
Notification.
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Then the following input box appears.
Target Address (Receiver’s address)
Input e-mail addresses of the users who will receive the notifications from the recorder.
SMTP Sever, POP Server and DNS Server shall be determined after contracting with Internet Service
Provider or you may need to ask the IT department for detail of setting up the e-mail feature.
e-mail sends the same kinds of alarms as what you set up in Alarm Notification.
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SMTP Server
: Input the address of SMTP server used by the recorder.
POP Server
: Input the address of POP server used by the recorder.
Account
: Input the account name to log in the above servers.
Password
: Input the password to log in the above servers.
Own e-mail address: This mail address is used as the sender’s address of alarm mail.
Time Zone
: Input the GMT.
DVR ID
: To informed the receivers which DVR sent the alarm email.
8 Administrator functions
8.1 Setting up a new user and password
New users and passwords can be added to the user list by the administrator and given access rights to certain
features. Go to Network menu and Select config and User maintenance.
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When added or modified, click Regist box of DVR.
8.2 Changing the unit name or Adding Sites
Go to Network menu and select Recorder List to display the following box:
Select either Add or Edit box, and the following box appears:
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Change or add DVR Name, Camera Name, IP Address, and
9 Setting up menu of the unit via a local PC
You can adjust the calendar and clock setting of the recorder through a network.
Daylight Saving Function
Daylight Setting
Date Time
: If you set this function ON, clock setting is automatically adjusted at the day
when summertime is started or finished.
: Set the begin date&time and finish date&time of summer time.
: To set the new date for the recorder, press Apply Date.
To set the new time for the recorder, press Apply Time.
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To adjust the Calendar position, choose Clock, and set the position by Up/Down/Right/Left keys.
It is also possible to adjust the horizontal position of Clock and Camera numbers/Titles/Comments.
To adjust this position, choose Display, and set the position by Up/Down/Right/Left keys.
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You can edit the camera titles from the following box. Only the characters supported by the recorder should be
used. To set the camera title, input title and then press apply button.
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You can set the positions of cameras in multi picture formats on the analog monitor connected to the recorder
from the following box. To place the desired camera onto desired position, click the position number until
desired camera number is displayed.
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You can edit the Motion Detection Mask from the following box.
To activate the sensing area, press Ctrl Key and right click button of the mouse and go over the sensor marks
in the video window. To deactivate the sensing area, press Shift Key and right click button of the mouse and
go over the sensor marks in the video window.
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You can set up the alarm setting of the recorder from the following box.
Choose the alarm camera and Trigger, then press apply button.
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10 Useful functions
10.1
Bookmarks
The current playback position can be registered on the bookmark list by saving with bookmark command. Up
to 30 bookmarks can be registered. When this limit is exceeded, bookmarks will be erased starting with the
oldest bookmark. All the book marks are cancelled when DX-PC25E session is closed.
10.2
Help Menu
Help can be displayed by selecting the Help command in the Help menu.
10.3
Renew Info and Recorder status
To show the above Status box, put a check mark on Recorder Status.
To get the latest status press Renew Info. button.
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10.4
Front Switch Operation of DX-TL2500U
You can control the front panel of the recorder from the following box.
Change to “SPLIT”
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