Canon WEBVIEW LIVESCOPE 3.2 User`s manual

High-performance Monitoring Software
User’s Manual
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing WebView Livescope MV Ver. 2.1. Please read this manual
prior to use to ensure that you will be able to use this software effectively.
When you finish reading this manual, please store it in a safe place.
The latest product information is available at the following Web site.
http://www.canon.com/webview/
Requests to Customers
(1) The content of this manual may not be reproduced in its entirety or in part without prior
permission.
(2) The content of this manual is subject to change without notice.
(3) All possible measures have been taken to ensure that the content of this manual is accurate. If
you happen to notice errors, omissions or other faults, please contact Canon.
(4) Irrespective of items above, Canon cannot bear responsibility for any effects that results from
operation.
Copyright Information
Please note that copyright laws prohibit the customer from using recorded videos and still pictures for any purpose
other than personal enjoyment without permission from the copyright holder.
Trademarks
● Canon and Canon logo are registered trademarks of Canon Inc.
● Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and
other countries.
● Windows is legally recognized as Microsoft Windows Operating System.
● All other company or product names used in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
holders.
Icons Used in This Manual
c
Indicates notes of caution or limitations that must be kept in mind concerning operation. Be sure to
read these notes.
Note
e
Indicates supplemental explanations or references that are useful for operation.
Tip
Indicates functions and specifications that are only available to VB150 users.
VB150
2
Contents
Introduction
Introduction ............................................................................ 2
Overview ................................................................................. 5
System Configuration ........................................................... 6
Tasks To Perform Prior To Monitoring ................................. 8
Operating Environment ......................................................... 10
Chapter 1 Installing
12
12
14
14
15
15
16
17
Introduction
Prior to Installation ................................................................
Check the System Configuration ..................................
Preparing the Computers ..............................................
Installing the Camera Servers .......................................
Installation Procedures .........................................................
Starting Up the Installer .................................................
Installing MV Manager ..................................................
Installing MV Station .....................................................
Chapter 2 Registering Camera Servers
Registering Camera Servers ................................................ 20
Camera Server Registration Wizards .................................. 22
Registering a Camera Server ........................................ 22
Step
Step
Step
Step
1:
2:
3:
4:
Start up the Register Camera Server Wizard ............................
Enter a network address for the camera server ........................
Enter a name and comment for the camera server ...................
Complete the settings. ................................................................
22
22
23
23
Searching/Registering Camera Servers ....................... 25
Step 1: Start up the Serch/Register Camera Server Wizard .................
Step 2: Search for and register the camera server ................................
Step 3: Complete the settings .................................................................
25
25
26
Chapter 3 Creating Monitoring Screens
Creating Monitoring Screens ............................................... 28
Create Monitoring Screen Wizard ....................................... 30
Step
Step
Step
Step
Step
1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
Start up the Create Monitoring Screen Wizard ..........................
Select a monitoring screen .........................................................
Select cameras ...........................................................................
Enter monitoring screen name and comments ..........................
Complete the settings .................................................................
30
30
31
31
32
Editing Maps ..........................................................................
Starting up Map Editor ..................................................
Loading and Changing Background Bitmaps................
Allocating Icons .............................................................
Saving the Edited Screen ..............................................
40
40
41
42
44
Chapter 4 Exporting MV Data
Exporting ................................................................................ 46
Operation Restriction ............................................................ 48
3
Chapter 5 Monitoring
Starting up MV Station ..........................................................
Operating the Monitoring Screen ........................................
Opening the Monitoring Screen ....................................
Allocating a Camera ......................................................
Deleting an Image .........................................................
Reloading MV Data Again .............................................
Switching Camera Source Windows .............................
Displaying and Switching the Camera Control Panel ...
Operating a Camera ......................................................
Full Screen Display .......................................................
Video Pause/Resume ....................................................
Taking a Snapshot .........................................................
To Reconnect ................................................................
Viewing Network Information ........................................
50
54
54
55
55
56
56
57
58
61
61
61
62
62
Chapter 6 Managing the Camera Servers
Setting and Managing Camera Servers .............................. 64
Upgrading the Firmware ....................................................... 65
Chapter 7 Advanced Operations
Automatic Operation Functions of MV Station ..................
Auto Preset Tour ............................................................
Auto Switch ...................................................................
Video Relay ...................................................................
Examples of Using Automatic Operation ......................
External Devices Input/Output .............................................
Notification of External Device Input .............................
External Device Output Control ....................................
Motion Detection ...................................................................
Notification of Motion Detection ....................................
Recording and Viewing Pictures ..........................................
Picture Recording Settings ............................................
Using VBImageBrowser ................................................
68
68
70
73
75
78
78
79
80
80
84
84
85
Downloading All Recorded Pictures .......................................................
Comparing Images ..................................................................................
Sorting Images in Order of Similarity ......................................................
88
92
93
External Device Input/Motion Detection
and Picture Recording ..................................................
Other Advanced Settings ......................................................
MV Manager and its Other Functions and Settings ......
MV Station and its Other Functions and Settings .........
98
99
99
107
Appendix
Troubleshooting .....................................................................
Error Messages ......................................................................
MV Manager Error Messages .......................................
MV Station Error Messages ..........................................
4
112
113
113
116
Overview
WebView Livescope MV Ver. 2.1 is software that allows you to use an Intranet or the Internet to
monitor images distributed from the Network Camera Server VB150/VB101 or the Network Camera
VB-C10/VB-C10R (hereafter referred to in this manual as "camera server").
This software consists of two packages: WebView Livescope MV Manager, that lets you create
monitoring screens or have centralized control of several camera servers; and WebView Livescope
MV Station, that lets you monitor images from cameras in multiple locations and easily download,
view, save, and manage pictures recorded in the camera server.
Since MV Manager uses the wizard format for registering camera servers or creating monitoring
Introduction
screens, there is no need to learn complex operations. You can also have centralized control
(changing settings or confirming operating conditions) of camera servers installed in multiple
locations.
Monitoring screens can be created by selecting from a rich variety of screen styles to best suit the
size of the monitor, the number of camera servers and cameras, and monitoring objectives. It is
also possible to perform such tasks as editing maps, changing the allocation of camera servers on
the maps, or making settings for automatic operation based on schedules.
MV Station lets you access MV data created in MV Manager, freely remote control cameras, and
simultaneously view images from camera servers installed in multiple locations (up to 16 locations),
providing an efficient monitoring environment.
In MV Station, you can easily view and manage still pictures recorded by the camera server’s
picture recording function and automatically download them. Smoother and more accurate
monitoring is possible due to functions that simplify access procedures for downloading recorded
pictures or that display only the images that have been changed.
* When using VB101, upgrade the firmware to version 3.0.
e
Tip
Changes from MV Ver. 2.0 to Ver. 2.1 are as follows:
Added support for the Network Camera Server VB150
Canon Remote Control Pan-tilt Head NU-700 (see p. 59)
The VB150 with the Video Input set to Multiple (see p. 77)
Motion detection function (see p. 80)
5
System Configuration
MV Manager and MV Station connect to camera servers via TCP/IP. Connections can also
be made over the Internet or an Intranet.
Video Sender
Records pictures
according to
schedules
VC-C4
VC-C4R
Video Sender
VB101
Distributes video and
picture data.
VB-C10
Router
ISDN Line
Monitoring via ISDN line
Router
Transmits settings
data such as camera
direction, zoom, etc.
Monitoring via Internet
is also possible
INTERNET
Video Sender
Monitoring
MV Station
VC-C4
NU-700
VB150
6
LAN
ET
Transmits camera
server settings and changes
Introduction
E
TH
N
ER
Creating monitoring screens/
Remote maintenance
MV Manager
Transmits settings data such
as camera direction, zoom, etc.
Monitoring
MV Station
■ Application Types and Functions
Application
Function
WebView Livescope
MV Manager
Lets users create and edit monitoring screens (MV data) to be used in MV
Station. Remote centralized control of several camera servers is also possible.
WebView Livescope
MV Station
Lets users monitor images from several cameras from monitoring screens
created in MV Manager. Downloading, viewing and saving of pictures recorded
in the camera servers are also possible.
7
Tasks To Perform Prior To Monitoring
Before you can start monitoring, you need to perform the required settings as described in "Registering
Camera Servers" (Chapter 2), "Creating Monitoring Screens" (Chapter 3), and "Exporting MV Data"
(Chapter 4).
1 Registering Camera Servers
The first step is to register the camera servers.
The procedures in the wizard-style format
make the registration process very easy.
MV Manager
2 Creating Monitoring Screens
The wizard-style format is also used for creating
monitoring screens. Creating screens that suit your
application is very easy.
MV Manager
8
4 Monitoring
Introduction
MV Station
MV Data
folder
3 Exporting MV Data
You must create an MV Data folder and
perform a task known as Exporting in order to
view images on the monitoring screen.
Monitoring is possible by accessing this MV
Data folder.
MV Manager
9
Operating Environment
WebView Livescope MV Manager
CPU
Operating System
Web Browser
Memory
Hard Disk
Monitor
Pentium III 600 MHz or better
Windows Me/ Windows 2000 (Service Pack 1 or later)/ Windows XP
Internet Explorer 5.0 or later required
128 MB or better
Available space of 50 MB or better
XGA (1024 × 768) or better with high-resolution 16-bit color display or better
WebView Livescope MV Station
CPU
Operating System
Web Browser
Memory
Hard Disk
Monitor
c
Pentium III 600 MHz or better
Windows Me/ Windows 2000 (Service Pack 1 or later)/ Windows XP
Internet Explorer 5.0 or later required
128 MB or better
Available space of 50 MB or better
SVGA (800 × 600) or better with high-resolution 16-bit color display or better
When using VB101, upgrade the firmware to version 3.0. The firmware is
available for free at the following Web site:
Note
http://www.canon.com/webview/
10
Chapter
1
Installing
First, you need to install WebView Livescope MV Manager and WebView
Livescope MV Station.
Prior to Installation...
Check the System Configuration
When Monitoring with One PC
C re a t i n g mo n i t o ri n g s c re e n s /
R e mo t e ma i n t e n a n c e
MV Manager
M o n i t o ri n g
MV Station
VB150/VB101
Install MV Manager. MV Station will also be installed automatically (see p. 15).
When Using Several MV Stations
Camera server
settings and changes
Creating monitoring screens/
Remote maintenance
MV Manager
VB150/VB101
MV Data folder
Receives videos
and controls
camera
Monitoring
MV Station
File sharing
Refers to camera server information
and monitoring screen settings
VB-C10
Monitoring
MV Station
Install MV Manager in one PC and MV Station in several PCs. MV Manager exports information
for monitoring into the MV Data folder for MV Station to access. MV Station accesses the files
exported to this MV Data folder in order to display images from the cameras on the monitoring
screens.
12
If several MV Stations are used and MV Data folders are placed in
locations other than the PC where MV Manager is installed
Camera server
settings and changes
Creating monitoring
screens/Remote
maintenance
MV Manager
1
File server
VB150/VB101
Receives videos
and controls
camera
MV Data folder
Installing
Exports camera server information
and monitoring screen settings
File sharing
Refers to camera server information
and monitoring screen settings
Monitoring
MV Station
If you want to access the MV Data folder from an environment (outside the same LAN) in which
it cannot be shared, place it and make it available in a file server where it can be accessed. In
this case, before starting installation, the PC in which the MV Data folder is to be placed must
be set so that the folder can be shared. Prepare a folder and set it to Share so that it can be
accessed over the network from the PC where MV Station is installed.
13
Prior to Installation...
Preparing the Computers
• At the PC where MV Manager is to be installed, set the
screen resolution to XGA (1024 × 768) or higher.
• At the PC where MV Station is to be installed, set the
screen resolution to SVGA (800 × 600) or higher. Be
sure the resolution that you set is the same or higher
than the optimum resolution of the monitoring screens
created in MV Manager (see p. 30).
Display Properties
Installing the Camera Servers
First, you need to check your camera server. If the VB-C10/VB-C10R or VB150 is being used, there
is no need to upgrade the firmware. However, if the VB101 is being used, check that the firmware
version is 3.0 or later. See page 10 for details about the firmware upgrade.
Check to be sure the camera server has been correctly installed and that the initial settings
(network settings) have been made. Then connect to the network. You can perform detailed
settings or view tests from MV Manager. For procedures on installing and setting up the camera
server, please see the manual supplied with the camera server.
c
Note
● "Maximum Number of Clients" must be set to five or more for the VB150 (or
VB101) and to two or more for the VB-C10/VB-C10R. To make settings for
the VB101, use the "Application Settings Page", and for the VB150 or VBC10/VB-C10R, use the "WebView Livescope Settings Page". While default
settings meet the above requirements, the settings must be checked if any
changes have been made.
● If a connection was made from MV Station via a proxy server, notification of
external device input (see p. 78), external device output control (see p. 79),
notification of motion detection (see p. 80) as well as the External Device
Input Log Viewer (see p. 98) will not work.
14
Installation Procedures
Starting Up the Installer
When you place the mouse
cursor on these buttons,
explanations about them appear
below the cursor.
1
Installing
When you load the WebView Livescope MV Ver. 2.1 installer CD-ROM into the PC, the main
panel of the installer automatically appears. If it does not appear, in Explorer, double-click
"\mv2setup.exe" on the CD-ROM.
Click the buttons to start up the installer and proceed with installation.
● Install MV Manager
This button installs both MV Manager and MV Station. This setup is for administrators who manage the
camera servers and create monitoring screens.
● Install MV Station
This button installs MV Station only. This setup is for operators who view monitoring screens.
c
Note
This product consists of MV Manager and MV Station for one client. If
additional MV Station installations are required, please purchase separate MV
Station licenses.
15
Installing MV Manager
When you click the Install MV Manager button on
1
the main panel, the installer starts up and the
process of installing MV Manager begins. Click Next
to continue the installation.
c
Note
If you are installing WebView Livescope MV Ver. 2.1 into a PC in which Ver. 1.0
is already installed, information such as the camera servers and monitoring
screens that were registered and set with Ver. 1.0 cannot be used with Ver.
2.1. However, if Ver. 2.0 is installed, the information registered and set with
Ver. 2.0 can be used with Ver. 2.1.
2
Enter the Serial number and click Next. The Serial
number is indicated on the seal attached outside the
software package.
3
A screen appears where you can specify a folder in
which MV Manager is to be installed.
To specify a folder other than the one indicated, click
Browse and select the folder you want.
When the folder has been specified, click Next.
4
Specify a name to be registered in the Program
menu under the Start menu, then click Next.
16
Installation Procedures
Check the items you have specified and selected
5
thus far, then click Next. The installation will be
performed by copying files and setting the registry.
When installation is complete, click Finish to exit the
6
installer.
1
Installing
Installing MV Station
When you click the Install MV Station button on the
1
main panel, the installer starts up and the process of
installing MV Station begins. Click Next to continue
the installation.
c
Note
If you are installing WebView Livescope MV Ver. 2.1 into a PC in which Ver.
1.0 is already installed, information such as the work folders that were set
with Ver. 1.0 cannot be used with Ver. 2.1. However, if Ver. 2.0 is installed, the
information registered and set with Ver. 2.0 can be used with Ver. 2.1.
2
Enter the Serial number and click Next. The Serial
number is indicated on the seal attached outside the
software package.
17
Installation Procedures
3
A screen appears where you can specify a folder in
which MV Station is to be installed.
To specify a folder other than the one indicated, click
Browse and select the folder you want.
When the folder has been specified, click Next.
4
Specify a name to be registered in the Program
menu under the Start menu, then click Next.
5
Check the items you have specified and selected
thus far, then click Next. The installation will be
performed by copying files and setting the registry.
6
When installation is complete, click Finish to exit the
installer.
c
Note
●After MV Manager and MV Station have been installed, make the following
settings if connections are to be made via a proxy server.
To make proxy settings, in MV Manager, choose
Option from the Tools menu and click the "HTTP
proxy" button, and in MV Station, choose
Network from the Option menu and click the
HTTP Proxy button.
●If you have changed the HTTP port number (normally it is 80) at the camera
server, select that camera server on MV Manager, click the Properties button
on the Toolbar and be sure to change the HTTP port number on the Network
tab (see p. 99). Since MV establishes an HTTP connection when it starts up,
you need to specify the HTTP port even when Auto-select or WV-TCP is
selected as the connection protocol.
18
Chapter
2
Registering Camera Servers
Next, WebView Livescope MV Manager is used to register and set camera
servers.
Registering Camera Servers
To register a camera server, first start up MV Manager. To start up MV Manager, double-click the desktop
icon or click the Start button and choose MV Manager from the Programs menu.
Starting up from the desktop icon
Starting up from the Start menu
Screen Configuration
Camera Server
This screen is used to add a camera server to be monitored or set a camera server.
"Menu"
"Toolbar"
"Camera Server"
An icon represents the
camera server that has been
created.
"Navigation bar"
Main window switches
between Camera Servers and
Monitoring Screens.
Menu
Camera Server
"Register Camera Server"
Starts up the wizard for registering a camera server.
"Search/Register Camera Server"
Auto searches camera servers and starts the wizard for registering a
camera server.
"Open Setup Page"
Opens the selected camera server’s settings page in the Web browser.
"Properties"
Displays the properties of the selected camera server.
"Export"
Exports MV data.
"Delete"
20
Deletes the selected camera server.
"Rename"
Changes the name of the camera server.
"Exit"
Exits MV Manager.
Edit
"Select All"
Selects all camera servers.
"Invert Selection"
Changes selection from selected camera servers to ones that are not
selected.
View
"Toolbar/Status Bar"
Shows or hides the Toolbar/Status Bar.
"Camera Servers/Monitoring Screens"
Switches between the camera server list and the monitoring screen
list.
2
"Large Icons/Details"
Registering Camera Servers
Changes icon display
Tools
"View Test"
Conducts video tests.
"Upgrade Firmware"
Upgrades camera server firmware. (for VB101 only)
"Refresh"
Updates displayed information to the latest information.
"Option"
Changes the selected camera server connection settings and the
export data settings.
Toolbar
"Register Camera Server"
Starts up the wizard for registering a camera server.
"Search/Register Camera Server"
Auto searches camera servers and starts the wizard for registering a
camera server.
"Export"
Exports MV data.
"Open Setup Page"
Opens the selected camera server’s settings page in the Web browser.
"Properties"
Displays the properties of the selected camera server.
"View Test"
Conducts video tests.
21
Camera Server Registration Wizards
The first task to perform in MV Manager is to register camera servers that are to be monitored. To add a
camera server, simply follow the easy instructions in the wizard-style screens. There are two wizards: the
Register Camera Server wizard, which is used to enter the network address for the camera server; and the
Search/Register Camera Server wizard, for auto detecting camera servers connected to the network.
Registering a Camera Server
Camera servers are registered in the following 4 steps:
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Start up the
Register Camera
Server Wizard
Enter a network
address for the
camera server
Enter a name
and comment
for the camera
server
Complete the
settings
Step 1: Start up the Register Camera Server Wizard
Select Camera Servers on the Navigation bar, and
click Register Camera Server on the Toolbar. When
the wizard startup screen appears, click Next.
Step 2: Enter a network address for the camera server
1
In the "Network address" field, enter an IP address
or host name for the camera server being added.
The HTTP port number set as a property (see p. 99)
of the camera server appears as a default in the
HTTP port field. Although the HTTP port number is
usually 80, if another value is preferred, enter that in
the HTTP port field and click Next.
2
Camera server information is retrieved at the
entered network address. Enter the Administrator ID
and Password in the window that appears, and click
OK.
22
e
Tip
When OK is clicked in Step 2, an error message appears in the following
cases (see p. 113 for details):
● MV Manager cannot connect to the camera server, because the camera
server is not correctly connected to the network, the power switch on the
camera server is not turned on, etc.
● The network address was not entered correctly (entry error).
● The camera server setting does not permit MV Manager to access it.
● The VB101 firmware has not been upgraded to Ver. 3.0.
Step 3: Enter a name and comment for the camera server
You can give the camera server any name you wish.
Enter the name in the "Camera server name" field.
This field cannot be left blank. It is also not possible to
give the same name to more than one camera server.
You can type any comment you wish for the camera
server in the Comment field. This comment is reflected in
"Comment" found in MV Manager, the monitoring screen
and other areas, and can be used for making
confirmations, etc. Several lines can be entered. It can also
be left blank. When finished with this screen, click Finish.
Tip
Registering Camera Servers
e
2
● The device name that was entered and set in the camera server’s settings page is
reflected in the "Camera server name" field as a default. If this setting was not
made, the network address that was entered in part 1 of Step 2 is reflected as a
default instead. In the case of VB-C10/VB-C10R, the network address is reflected
from the beginning.
● Comments such as the
installation conditions of the
camera server, the position of
cameras connected to the
camera server, or the objects
being monitored are convenient
when several camera servers
and cameras are being
operated.
Step 4: Complete the settings
The camera server is registered.
23
e
Tip
● Please conduct a view test (see p. 64) to check to be sure that the camera
server has been correctly set.
Adding more than one camera server
Up to 100 camera servers can be registered. To add more than one camera
server, repeat steps 1 through 4.
Deleting a camera server
To delete the registered camera server, select the camera server by clicking
on it, then choose Delete from the Camera Server menu. When the camera
server that was being used in the created monitoring screen is deleted, it is
also deleted from the monitoring screen at the same time, and there is a
possibility that displays will not appear correctly in the monitoring screen.
24
Camera Server Registration Wizards
Searching/Registering Camera Servers
Camera servers are searched and registered in the following 3 steps:
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Start up the
Serch/Register
Camera Server
Wizard
Search for and
register the
camera server
Complete the
settings
Step 1: Start up the Serch/Register Camera Server Wizard
Click Search/Register Camera Server on the
Toolbar. When the wizard startup screen appears,
click Next.
2
Registering Camera Servers
Step 2: Search for and register the camera server
1
Camera servers connected to the network are
automatically searched.
* If HTTP port other than 80 is used, the Search/
Register Camera Server feature will only be
available with the VB150. For other camera
servers, please use the Register Camera Server
registration procedure described on page 22.
2
From the list of detected camera servers, select the
one you want to register by clicking on it, then click
the Register button. Enter the Administrator ID and
Password in the window that appears, then click OK.
25
Camera Server Registration Wizards
The camera server to be registered appears in the
space below. To register more than one camera
server, repeat the process of selecting a camera
server, clicking Register, and entering the
Administrator ID and Password for each camera
server you want to register. Camera servers with the
same Administrator ID and Password can be
selected in multiples and registered at one time.
When finished, click OK.
3
c
Note
Camera server search and registration is not possible in the following cases
in Step 2 or later:
● The camera server is not on the same LAN. (In this case, register the
camera server from "Register Camera Server". see p. 112.)
● MV Manager cannot connect to the camera server, because the camera
server is not correctly connected to the network, the power switch on the
camera server is not turned on, etc.
● The camera server setting does not permit MV Manager to access it.
● The VB101 firmware has not been upgraded to Ver. 3.0.
Step 3: Complete the settings
A dialog box for confirming camera servers to be
1
registered appears. If you are satisfied with the list,
click Finish to complete registration. If you click
"Detected Camera Servers", the screen returns to
Step 2.
The camera servers are automatically given names.
2
If you want to change a name, click the camera
server icon to select it, then right click on the
selection. When the pop-up menu appears, choose
"Rename". Alternatively, you can double-click on the
camera server icon to display the camera server’s
properties. Click the General tab and change the
name there.
e
Tip
● Please conduct a view test (see p. 64) to check to be sure that the camera
server has been correctly set.
● Up to 100 camera servers can be registered.
26
Chapter
3
Creating Monitoring Screens
Using WebView Livescope MV Manager to create monitoring screens
appropriate to your application.
Creating Monitoring Screens
Screen Configuration
Monitoring Screen
This screen is used to create and edit monitoring screens.
"Menu"
"Toolbar"
"Monitoring Screen"
An icon represents the
monitoring screen that has
been created.
"Navigation Bar"
Main window can be switched
between Camera Servers and
Monitoring Screens.
Menu
Monitoring Screen
"Create Monitoring Screen"
Starts up the wizard to create a monitoring screen.
"Properties"
Displays the properties of the selected monitoring screen.
"Export"
Exports MV Data.
"Delete"
Deletes the selected monitoring screen.
"Rename"
Changes the name of the monitoring screen.
"Exit"
Exits MV Manager.
Edit
"Select All"
Selects all monitoring screens.
"Invert Selection"
Changes selection from a selected monitoring screen to ones that are
not selected.
28
View
"Toolbar/Status Bar"
Shows or hides Toolbar/Status Bar.
"Camera Servers/Monitoring Screens"
Switches between the camera server list and the monitoring screen list.
"Large Icons/Details"
Changes icons display.
Tools
"Edit Map"
Lets you edit the map.
"Option"
Changes camera server connection settings and proxy settings.
Toolbar
"Create Monitoring Screen"
Starts up the wizard to create a monitoring screen.
"Export"
Exports MV Data.
"Properties"
Displays the properties of the selected monitoring screen.
"Edit Map"
Lets you edit the map.
3
Creating Monitoring Screens
29
Create Monitoring Screen Wizard
When you have finished registering the camera servers, the next task is to create monitoring screens.
Various monitoring screens can also be created easily by operating in accordance with directions from a
wizard screen. The five steps required are as follows:
Step 1:
Step 2:
Step 3:
Step 4:
Step 5:
Start up the
Create
Monitoring
Screen Wizard
Select a
monitoring
screen
Select cameras
Enter monitoring screen
name and
comments
Complete the
settings
Step 1: Start up the Create Monitoring Screen Wizard
Select Monitoring Screens on the Navigation bar
and click Create Monitoring Screen on the Toolbar.
When the wizard startup screen appears, click Next.
Step 2: Select a monitoring screen
Select "Type of monitoring screen"
and "Display Size of MV Station"
Select a monitoring screen.
1
(1) Select one of the four types of monitoring screen
with the buttons at the top left (see p. 33).
(2) Select one of the four types of display sizes with
the radio buttons at the top right.
(3) Different combinations of monitoring screen type
and display size will cause the details shown in
the Viewer Arrangement box at the bottom left to
be changed. (For viewer arrangements, refer to
Display "Monitoring screen preview" by
"Viewer Arrangements" on p. 34)
selecting "Viewer Arrangement"
2
When you click a viewer arrangement, a sample
screen will appear in the "Monitoring screen
preview" window at the bottom right.
Here, we shall try creating a monitoring screen by
selecting "United Window A", "XGA(1024 × 768)",
"Preview Type L1 + P5A(320 × 240,160 × 120)".
Having made the selection, click Next to continue.
30
e
Tip
If Create Map is selected in Step 2, Map Editor will start after the settings are
completed in Step 5 and you can make a map. Even if it is not selected, you
can still make a map by starting Map Editor after this wizard is finished (see p.
40).
Step 3: Select cameras
Select the camera server and camera you wish to
display in the monitoring screen.
Make your selection by checking the name of the
camera server and the name of the camera on the
list of camera servers and cameras available for use
(the camera servers registered in Chapter 2 and
connected cameras) that is displayed. (All cameras
are selected by default.) When you select a camera
server, all cameras connected to that camera server
will be selected.
3
For Camera Control Right, select "MV level" (Refer
to p. 105 for details).
Creating Monitoring Screens
Having made the selection, click Next to continue.
Step 4: Enter monitoring screen name and comments
1
You can choose any name you wish for the
monitoring screen. Enter the name in the
"Monitoring screen name" field. It must not be left
blank. You may not use the same name for more
than one monitoring screen.
You can use the Comment field to write any
comment you wish about the monitoring screen.
Comment will be reflected in the monitoring screen’s
"Comment" section and can be used for
confirmation. Several lines are available, or the
2
comment may be omitted.
Clicking the Settings button of "Main video pattern"
will enable you to make settings for the cameras that
are to be allocated on the viewer window when the
MV Station was started up. Select by clicking the
cameras you wish to allocate, then click the Assign
button.
31
The allocated cameras will be arranged in the order
3
in which they are allocated and given a number in
the viewer window. If you wish to alter the sequence,
select an allocated camera by clicking its name and
shift the sequence by clicking the Up or Down
button.
When the allocation is completed, click OK.
Step 5: Complete the settings
When you click Finish, the monitoring screen will be
created.
c
Note
● Even when the monitoring screen has been created and the settings are
completed, the settings are only stored by MV Manager and cannot be
viewed by MV Station. To view them on MV Station they must be exported
(see p. 46).
● Up to 100 monitoring screens can be registered.
32
Create Monitoring Screen Wizard
e
Monitoring Screen List
Tip
By means of viewer arrangements that can be selected in each of four types of
screens, 437 types of monitoring screens are available.
● Type of monitoring screen
United Window B
A pattern in which the camera source
A pattern in which the camera source
window, viewer and camera control panel
window and viewer are united and the
are all united.
camera control panel is separated.
Separated Window A
Separated Window B
A pattern in which the viewer and camera
A pattern in which the camera source
control panel are united and the camera
window, viewer and camera control panel
source window is separated.
are all separated.
3
Creating Monitoring Screens
United Window A
■ Screen configuration
Camera source window
Viewer
Camera control panel
33
● Viewer Arrangements
Different types of viewer arrangements can be selected according to the types and sizes
of screens.
Name of
Arrangement
Matrix Type
1×1
Matrix Type
1×2
Matrix Type
1×3
Matrix Type
2×1
Matrix Type
2×2
Sketch of Arrangement
Display size SVGA
800
Type of
×
monitoring
600
screen
United
c
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
XGA
1024
×
768
SXGA
1280
×
1024
UXGA
1600
×
1200
d
d,e
e
e
e
e
d
d,e
e
d,e
d,e
e
b
c
d
d
e
e
b,c
c,d
d
e
d
b
c
d
b
c
d
e
d
b
b
b
c
d
d,e
b
c
d
c
d
e
b
c
d
c
d
d,e
● Viewer Sizes
a: 160 × 120
b: 240 × 180
c: 320 × 240
d: 480 × 360
e: 640 × 480
34
Create Monitoring Screen Wizard
Name of
Arrangement
Matrix Type
2×3
Matrix Type
2×4
Matrix Type
3×1
Matrix Type
3×3
Matrix Type
3×4
Matrix Type
4×1
Display size SVGA
800
Type of
×
monitoring
600
screen
United
a
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
XGA
1024
×
768
SXGA
1280
×
1024
a,b
c
a
b
c
b
c
UXGA
1600
×
1200
d
d
a
a
b
c
a
b
c
3
b
a
b
a
a
a
c
c
b
a
Creating Monitoring Screens
Matrix Type
3×2
Sketch of Arrangement
c
b
c
a
b
b
c
a
b
b
c
a
b
c
a
b
c
a
a,b
a,b
a
b
b,c
c
c
b
35
Name of
Arrangement
Matrix Type
4×2
Matrix Type
4×3
Matrix Type
4×4
Preview Type
L1+P2A
Preview Type
L1+P2B
Preview Type
L1+P4A
Sketch of Arrangement
Display size SVGA
800
Type of
×
monitoring
600
screen
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
XGA
1024
×
768
SXGA
1280
×
1024
UXGA
1600
×
1200
b
a
a,b
a,b
b
a
b
b,c
a
a,b
a,b
a,b
a
a,b
b
b,c
a
a,b
a,b
a,b
a
a,b
a
b
b,c
a
a,b
c
a
a,b
c
b
c
c
a
a
a
a
a
b
b
b
c
c
c
b
c
c
b
a
a,b
b,c
b
a
b
b,c
● Viewer Sizes
a: 160 × 120
b: 240 × 180
c: 320 × 240
d: 480 × 360
e: 640 × 480
36
Create Monitoring Screen Wizard
Name of
Arrangement
Preview Type
L1+P4B
Preview Type
L1+P5A
Preview Type
L1+P5B
Preview Type
L1+P5D
Preview Type
L1+P8A
Preview Type
L1+P8B
Display size SVGA
800
Type of
×
monitoring
600
screen
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
XGA
1024
×
768
SXGA
1280
×
1024
UXGA
1600
×
1200
b
a
a,b
b,c
b
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
b
b
a
b
c
b
c
a
b
b
c
a
b
b
c
a
b
b
c
a
b
b
c
a
b
c
b
c
d
a
b
c
b
c
a
b
c
b
c
d
a
b
c
a
b
c
a
a,b
a,b
b,c
a
a,b
b
b,c
c
c
3
c
Creating Monitoring Screens
Preview Type
L1+P5C
Sketch of Arrangement
c
a
a
a
37
Name of
Arrangement
Preview Type
L2+P4A
Preview Type
L2+P4B
Preview Type
L2+P8A
Preview Type
L2+P8B
Preview Type
L2+P8C
Preview Type
L2+P8D
38
Sketch of Arrangement
Display size SVGA
800
Type of
×
monitoring
600
screen
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
a
XGA
1024
×
768
SXGA
1280
×
1024
UXGA
1600
×
1200
a
b
c
a
b
c
a
a,b
a,b
b,c
a
a,b
b
b,c
a
a,b
a,b
b,c
a
a,b
b
b,c
a
a,b
a,b
b,c
a
a,b
b
b,c
a
a,b
a,b
b,c
a
a,b
b
b,c
a
a,b
a,b
b,c
a
a,b
b
b,c
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
Create Monitoring Screen Wizard
Name of
Arrangement
Preview Type
SL1+P3A
Preview Type
SL1+P3B
Preview Type
SL1+P7A
Preview Type
SL1+P7C
Preview Type
SL1+P7D
Display size SVGA
800
Type of
×
monitoring
600
screen
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
United
Window A
United
Window B
Separated
Window A
Separated
Window B
a
XGA
1024
×
768
SXGA
1280
×
1024
UXGA
1600
×
1200
a
b
c
a
b
c
a
a,b
a,b
b,c
a
a,b
b
b,c
a
a,b
a,b
b,c
a
a,b
b
b,c
a
a,b
a,b
b,c
a
a,b
b
b,c
a
a,b
a,b
b,c
a
a,b
b
b,c
a
a,b
a,b
b,c
a
a,b
b
b,c
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
3
Creating Monitoring Screens
Preview Type
SL1+P7B
Sketch of Arrangement
● Viewer Sizes
a: 160 × 120
b: 240 × 180
c: 320 × 240
d: 480 × 360
e: 640 × 480
39
Editing Maps
The map that is displayed on the monitoring screen enables the allocation of camera server, camera, external
device and motion detection (for VB150 only) icons and the background picture to be edited. These can be edited
with Map Editor. Map editing is not something that needs to be done when the monitoring screen is created; it can
be done when necessary.
Starting up Map Editor
Select the Monitoring Screens on the
Navigation bar and click the monitoring
screen icon to select it. Then, click the Edit
Map on the Toolbar.
Also, if you select Create Map in Step 2 of
the Create Monitoring Screen Wizard and
continue with the wizard, the Map Editor will
start up automatically when the creation is
completed.
Configuration of the Map Editor Screen
"Menu"
"Background Bitmap"
It is possible to make changes
to the supplied sample bitmap
files and user-created images.
"Icons"
40
Enables camera server, camera, external
device input/output and motion detection (for
VB150 only) icons to be dragged and dropped.
Also lets you switch and control the camera
server and camera. Bitmap icons can be
selected from the list on page 43.
Save
Saves changes to
file
Load Background Bitmap
Reads map background
bitmap file
Save and Close
Saves changes to
file and closes Map
Editor
Clear Background Bitmap
Clears background bitmap
(so that nothing is written)
Close
Close Map Editor
without saving
changes
Change Icon
Changes the image of the
selected icon
Delete Icon
Deletes the selected icon
Loading and Changing Background Bitmaps
The Open dialog box will appear when you
select Load Background Bitmap from the
Tools menu.
The folder containing previously prepared
sample bitmap files is in the folder with MV
Manager installed. (Default is C:\Program
Files\Canon\WebView\Mv\2.0\Bmp).
3
Select by clicking the bitmap file you wish to
Creating Monitoring Screens
use, click Open and the bitmap will be
loaded into background. The bitmap will be
displayed inside a dotted frame. You can
alter the size of the frame by dragging the
square on the right edge, right bottom edge
and bottom edge.
c
Note
Background bitmaps can be loaded from user-created bitmap files. The
following file types can be used as background bitmaps.
● Bitmap files (extension .bmp)
● JPEG files (extension .jpeg/jpg)
41
Allocating Icons
You can freely allocate the icons shown in
the tree in the left window by dragging and
dropping them onto the map.
There are five types of icons (see p.43),
"Camera Server", "Camera", "Input",
"Output" and "Motion Detection" and camera
server names, camera names and input/
output/ motion detection descriptions applied
by the MV Manager camera server
properties are displayed. The camera server
icon and the camera icons of the camera
connected to its camera server cannot be
allocated on the map at the same time.
* Motion detection is only available with the
VB150.
When an icon is to be dropped, Select Icon
dialog box will appear to enable the type of
icon to be selected. Icons will be allocated
when you have selected them and clicked
OK.
Once an icon has been allocated, it can be
freely repositioned by dragging and
dropping. Also, if the type of icon is to be
altered, select Change Icon from the Tools
menu. When an icon is to be deleted, select
Delete Icon from the Tools menu.
42
Editing Maps
e
Tip
List of Bitmap Icons
There are 90 bitmap icons.
Camera Icons
VC-C4 Camera
VC-C4R Camera
VC-C3 Camera
VC-C1 Camera
NU-700 Camera
Other cameras
Other than cameras
Camera Server Icons
VB150/VB101
Camera Server
VB-C10
Camera Server
VB-C10R
Camera Server
3
External Device Icons
Creating Monitoring Screens
Input Icons
Motion Detection
Icons
(VB150)
Output Icons
43
Editing Maps
e
Allocating Camera Icons with Scopes
Tip
A camera icon with a scope attached is one that
has "Icon rotates" indicated in the "Description"
column under "Select Icon". The icon and scope
will move in accordance with the horizontal
orientation and zoom of the actual camera.
When these icons are allocated on a map, a
guide is displayed for determining which of four
directions is to be the initial orientation. The
home direction of the camera can be specified
by dragging this guide.
Rotation is in the direction of the drag operation
Saving the Edited Screen
On the File menu, choose Save to save changes. If you choose Save and Close, the changes are
saved and Map Editor quits. Choose Close if you do not want to save the changes.
Since this save operation occurs in MV Manager, to
reflect the changes on the monitoring screen for
viewing in MV Station, you need to "Export" the
changes.
44
Chapter
4
Exporting MV Data
Exports data of registered camera servers and created monitoring
screens.
Exporting
Monitoring screens cannot be viewed in MV Station simply by creating them and saving the settings in MV
Manager. To view monitoring screens in MV Station, you need to specify an MV Data folder that MV
Station can access and to export the created monitoring screens.
Exporting
To export, click Export on the Toolbar. When
1
the window for making export settings
appears, first, among all the created
monitoring screens, place a check at
"Monitoring screens to export" to select the
monitoring screens to be exported.
When MV Station starts up, the first
monitoring screen that opens is called the
Start Screen. To set the Start Screen, from
among the monitoring screens that have
been checked, select the monitoring screen
you want to be the Start Screen by clicking
on that monitoring screen’s name, then click
on the "Selected monitoring screen" button.
To change a setting after it has been made,
click the Clear button and redo the setting.
Next, specify the folder to which MV Data is to be
2
exported. Click the Browse button on the "Folder to
export", select the MV Data folder, and click OK.
Please note that the MV Data folder to be specified
cannot be created in this dialog box; the folder must
be created beforehand.
c
Note
● Only a folder can be specified for the MV Data folder; a drive cannot be
specified.
● If MV Manager and MV Station are installed in separate PCs, a folder that
can be accessed by MV Station must be specified as the MV Data folder.
● If the MV Data folder being specified is in a different PC from the one where
MV Manager is installed, a folder that can be accessed by both the PC
where MV Manager is installed and the PC where MV Station is installed
must be specified as the MV Data folder.
46
3
Click Export to complete the export process. MV
Station will now be able to access the MV Data
folder so that you can view the created monitoring
screens.
4
Exporting MV Data
47
Operation Restriction
Operation restriction is a function that places restrictions on the operation of MV Station (such as switching
the start screen to another monitoring screen, camera control, camera Drag & Drop). Operation restrictions
are set by setting a password for MV Data to be exported. When MV Station reads MV Data, the operation
restrictions are automatically enabled if a password has been set for that MV Data. To cancel operation
restrictions, in MV Station re-enter the password that was set in MV Manager.
Only the items below are enabled in the MV Station menus:
• File menu:
"Specify MV Data Folder", "Reload MV Data" "Exit"
• View menu: All items
• Tools menu: "Option ([Operation restriction] tab only)"
• Help menu
Setting Operation Restrictions
First make sure a main video pattern has
been set for the monitoring screen being
specified as the "Start screen". (Check this
by clicking the Settings button under the
Video Pattern tab on p. 106.)
In the window where export settings are
made, select the monitoring screen and
specify the start screen by clicking "Selected
monitoring screen".
When "Enable operation restriction" is
selected, the "Password setting" dialog box
appears. Enter a password and click OK.
Canceling Operation Restrictions
From the MV Station Tools menu, choose
Option, then in the window that appears,
click on the "Operation restriction" tab. When
operation restriction is enabled, click the
Disable button, then enter the password to
cancel the restriction. If the operation
restriction is disabled, they can be enabled
by clicking Enable.
48
Chapter
5
Monitoring
Displaying and monitoring images with the WebView Livescope MV
Station.
Starting up MV Station
MV Station will display registered monitoring screens. To start up MV Station, double-click the desktop icon
or click the Start button and choose MV Station from the Programs menu.
Starting up from the desktop icon
Starting up from the Start menu
Screen Configuration
"Menu"
"Toolbar"
"Viewer"
A camera image is displayed.
"Camera Control Panel"
Cameras can be controlled using panorama pictures and buttons.
"Camera Source Window"
Shows camera servers, cameras, extarnal device input/output and motion detection (for
VB150 only). Dragging and
dropping enables cameras to
be allocated to the viewer window and cameras to be
switched.
Menu
File
"Open Monitoring Screen"
Opens monitoring screens that have been exported to a MV Data folder.
"Specify MV Data Folder"
Specifies MV Data folder.
"Reload MV Data"
Reloads the MV Data to reflect the latest data.
"Properties"
Displays properties of the selected monitoring screen.
"Exit"
Exits MV Station.
50
View
"Toolbar"
Shows or hides the Toolbar.
"Hide Camera Source Window"
Hides the camera source window if it is displayed when the type of
monitoring screen is Separated Window A or B.
"Camera List"
Switches the camera source window to show camera list.
"Camera Tree"
Switches the camera source window to show camera tree.
"Camera Map"
Switches the camera source window to show camera map.
"Camera Control Panel"
Switches the camera control panel display type (see p. 57).
Viewer
"Camera Control Right"
Acquires right of control over the selected viewer.
"Reconnect"
Reconnects the selected viewer.
"Release Selection"
Cancels the viewer selection.
"Delete"
Deletes the image on the selected viewer.
"Delete (All Viewers)"
Deletes images displayed on all active viewers.
"Snapshot"
Takes a snapshot of the selected viewer.
"Pause"
Pauses the image on the selected viewer and displays a still picture.
"Resume"
Restarts a paused image.
"Full Screen"
Displays the image on the selected viewer on full screen.
"Network Information"
Displays network information on the selected viewer.
"Auto Preset Tour"
Toggles Auto Preset Tour on/off on cameras of the selected viewer.
5
Monitoring
51
Tools
"Auto Switch"
Toggles Auto Switch on/off.
"Auto Preset Tour (All Viewers)"
Toggles Auto Preset Tour on/off on cameras of all viewers that are
displaying.
"Ext-Device Output Control"
Controls external device output.
"View Ext-Device Input Log"
Shows external device input history log.
"View Recorded Pictures"
Starts up the VBImageBrowser.
"Option"
Displays MV Station information and makes network settings.
Toolbar
"Auto Switch"
Toggles Auto Switch on/off.
"Auto Preset Tour (All Viewers)"
Toggles Auto Preset Tour on/off on cameras of all viewers that are
displaying.
"View Ext-Device Input Log"
Shows external device input history log.
"View Recorded Pictures"
Starts up VBImageBrowser.
"Camera Control Right"
Acquires right of control over the selected viewer.
"Reconnect"
Reconnects the selected viewer.
"Delete"
Deletes the image on the selected viewer.
"Delete (All Viewers)"
Deletes images displayed on all active viewers.
"Snapshot"
Takes a snapshot of the selected viewer.
"Pause/Resume"
Pauses and restarts the image on the selected viewer.
"Full Screen"
Displays the image on the selected viewer on full screen.
"Network Information"
Displays network information on the selected viewer.
"Ext-Device Output Control"
Controls external device output.
"Camera Control Panel"
Switches the camera control panel display type.
"Auto Preset Tour"
Toggles Auto Preset Tour on/off on cameras of the selected viewer.
52
Starting up MV Station
Type of Screen
Monitoring screens are available with the camera source window, viewer and camera control panel
united or separated. The method of operation is the same in each case.
Example of united type
5
Example of a type with camera source window separated
Monitoring
Example of all separated type
53
Operating the Monitoring Screen
Opening the Monitoring Screen
1
For monitoring with MV Station, open the
monitoring screen by accessing a MV Data
folder that has been exported by MV
Manager.
When MV Station is started up, first a dialog
box will open for specifying a MV Data folder.
Once a MV Data folder is accessed and the
monitoring screen has been opened, for
access to another MV Data folder, select
Specify MV Data Folder from the File menu.
Enter the MV Data folder path directly or
click the Browse button, specify a folder and
click OK to open the monitoring screen.
2
If the monitoring screen has been specified
beforehand as the Start Screen, the
specified screen will be displayed
automatically. Otherwise, select the screen
you wish to see from the Select Monitorting
Screen dialog box.
Click to select and click OK. With the screen
selected, click the Properties button to
enable the monitoring screen properties to
be referenced.
While a certain monitoring screen is being
displayed, to switch to another monitoring
screen that is in the same MV Data, open it
in the same way from Open Monitoring
Screen.
54
Allocating a Camera
Cameras can be freely allocated to viewers.
From the cameras shown on the camera
source window, drag the icon of the camera
you wish to allocate and drop it on the viewer
where you wish it to be shown. If you drop it
on a viewer that is already displaying an
image, the image will be switched to that of
the dropped camera.
If the camera source window has a camera
server icon on the camera map, you can
click the icon to display the names of the
cameras connected to that camera server
and then drag and drop the camera name.
5
Deleting an Image
Monitoring
To delete the image of a camera that has
been allocated to a viewer, select by clicking
the viewer to be deleted, click Delete on the
Toolbar or select Delete from the Viewer
menu.
To delete the camera images of all viewers,
click "Delete (All Viewers)" on the Toolbar or
select "Delete (All Viewers)" from the Viewer
menu.
55
e
Tip
To change the viewer allocation, you can drag and drop from viewer to
viewer. The cameras of the dragged viewer will be allocated to the dropped
viewer and the cameras that had been allocated to the dropped viewer will be
allocated to the dragged viewer.
Also, when dragging and dropping from a viewer to the camera source
window, the cameras that had been allocated to the viewer can be deleted.
Note that you must first release the viewer selection before you change the
viewer allocation.
Reloading MV Data Again
If the monitoring screen was changed in MV
Manager while the monitoring screen was
open, the change can be reflected on the
screen by reloading the monitoring screen
data.
Select Reload MV Data from the File menu.
If you wish to update the currently selected
monitoring screen with the latest information,
open the monitoring screen again from Open
Monitoring Screen.
Switching Camera Source Windows
Camera source window display details can
be switched to show camera list, camera tree
and camera map.
Select Camera List, Camera Tree and
Camera Map from the View menu.
If the monitoring screen is a Separated
Window A or B, and the camera source
window is being displayed, you can hide it by
selecting Hide Camera Source Window from
the View menu. If the camera source window
is hidden and you wish to show it, you can
show it by selecting any one of Camera List,
Camera Tree and Camera Map.
"Camera List"
56
"Camera Tree"
"Camera Map"
Operating the Monitoring Screen
Displaying and Switching the Camera Control Panel
If the monitoring screen is a Separated
Window A or B, the camera control panel
display content can be switched between
Full Size (Horizontal), Full Size (Vertical),
Panorama Only and Control Buttons Only.
Select any one of Full Size (Horizontal), Full
Size (Vertical), Panorama Only or Control
Buttons Only from Camera Control Panel on
the View menu.
Also, when the camera control panel is being
displayed, you can hide it by selecting Hide
from Camera Control Panel on the View
menu. If the camera control panel is hidden
and you wish to show it, you can show it by
selecting any one of Full Size (Horizontal),
Full Size (Vertical), Panorama Only or
Control Buttons Only.
5
Monitoring
"Full Size (Horizontal)"
"Full Size (Vertical)"
"Panorama Only"
"Control Buttons Only"
57
Operating a Camera
Select a Camera to be Operated
To operate a camera, the camera to be
operated must have first been selected. To
select a camera, click the icon of the camera
you wish to operate in the camera source
window or click the viewer that is showing the
image from the camera you wish to operate.
Camera that can be operated include
camera whose icon in the camera source
window has a yellow background, and the
viewer showing image from the camera that
can be operated has a yellow frame.
However, if an icon showing camera-withscope (see p.44) is allocated in the camera
source window, the scope turns yellow.
e
Note
Viewers have a Video Indicator. The indicator
flashes green when a video is being displayed
and illuminates light blue when a still picture is
being displayed.
Operating a Camera with Control Buttons
The camera can be controlled freely with pan, tilt and zoom button operations. Backlight compensation
works when the Backlight Compensation button is on. Click the button again to turn off this feature.
AF/MF button
Displays a dialog box for switching between Auto Focus and Manual Focus.
Speed button
Displays a dialog box for camera operation speed.
Backlight Compensation button
Turns backlight compensation on and off. Backlight compensation is
effective when an image is dark due to backlight.
Preset Selection box
Lets you move a camera by selecting a registered presets.
Zoom button
Lets you zoom in or zoom out. Zoom occurs when the button is held
down and stops when it is released.
58
Pan & Tilt/Home buttons
Pan and Tilt movements occur in the direction of the arrows on the
buttons. Operation occurs when the button is held down and stops when
it is released. The center button is the Home button which, when clicked,
returns the camera to its home position.
Operating the Monitoring Screen
The Focus dialog box appears when the AF/MF
button is clicked.
"Auto" is auto focus, "Auto (for domes)" is for the
camera used in combination with a camera dome so
that auto focus does not focus on the camera dome
wall surface, and "Fixed at infinity" enables focusing
on infinity. Under Manual focus, the focus can be
adjusted by holding down the Far or Near buttons.
The Speed dialog box appears when the Speed
button is clicked.
For the camera’s "Pan/Tilt Speed", select pan and
tilt speeds as Fast, Normal or Slow.
For the camera’s "Zoom Speed", select camera
zoom speed as Fast or Slow.
If the NU-700 with WV-TCP connection (see p. 99)
is being used, you can set the manual focus speed
to Fast or Slow for the camera's "Focus Speed".
"Pan/Tilt Speed" and "Zoom Speed" settings are
only effective for pan, tilt and zoom operations with
control buttons and for the arrow button operations
on the viewer (see p. 60 "Tip")
c
Note
If you are using the NU-700 (outdoor camera), use the Admin Viewer supplied with
the VB150 to specify the wiper, exposure and ND filter settings.
5
Monitoring
Operating the Camera with Panorama
The pan, tilt, and zoom of a camera can be freely controlled from the Panorama window. The
frame displayed on the panorama indicates the portion that displays the image. You can change
the pan and tilt by dragging this frame, and you can zoom in or out by dragging any side of the
frame to make it smaller or larger. Also, by clicking on the Panorama, the camera can be oriented
to make that position the center of the image, and you can create a new frame by dragging on the
Panorama outside the existing frame.
Drag the side of the frame for zoom.
Drag the frame for pan and tilt.
Click on Panorama to make that position the center,
drag to create a frame.
c
Note
A panorama picture must first be created using the Panorama Creation Tool
supplied with the camera server before you use this feature.
59
Operating the Camera with the Viewer
Camera pan and tilt can also be freely controlled with the viewer. By clicking the viewer image,
the camera can be oriented to make that position the center of the image.
Click on the viewer to make that position the center
e
Tip
There are another settings to enable pan, tilt and zoom operations with the viewer.
With the viewer selected, choose Properties from the File menu and check the
"Control a camera with arrow buttons" radio button under Camera Control. Set
the mouse cursor over the viewer. There are eight arrows, such as the up arrow at
the top of the screen and the down arrow at the bottom of the screen, for making
changes with the mouse cursor. There are also two central buttons, plus on the
left and minus on the right, for making changes with the mouse cursor. In each
case click and hold to enable pan, tilt and zoom operations.
c
Note
If there is an icon showing camera-with-scope in the camera source window, the
scope will change to match the variations in camera pan and zoom as the camera
is operated.
Orientation of the icon changes
to match pan changes
Scope length vary in accordance
with zoom changes
60
Operating the Monitoring Screen
Full Screen Display
With the viewer selected, click Full Screen
on the Toolbar to enlarge the viewer display
to fill the screen.
Press "ESC" to return to the original display.
Video Pause/Resume
With the viewer selected, click Pause/
Resume on the Toolbar to pause a video and
enable a still picture to be displayed.
Click Pause/Resume again to return from the
still picture to the video display.
Taking a Snapshot
5
Monitoring
With the viewer selected, click Snapshot on
the Toolbar to enable the video being
displayed at the time of the click to be saved
to a file as a still picture.
Snapshots can be saved in a JPEG format
file. When the snapshot is taken a dialog box
will appear to enable the location of the file to
be specified. Enter the file name then press
Save.
61
Operating the Monitoring Screen
To Reconnect
If the camera server connection has been
cut, you can try to reconnect by clicking the
Reconnect button on the Toolbar.
Viewing Network Information
You can view various items of network
information. To display them, click Network
Information on the Toolbar.
● Frame rate
Shows the frame rate for the viewer.
● Image size
Shows the size of the image being displayed.
● Video capture size
Shows the size of the video being captured by
the camera server.
● Compression type
Shows the image compression type being used.
● Video [WV-TCP]
Shows the IP address and Port No. of the camera
server if WV-TCP is being used for the video
transmission protocol.
● Camera control [WV-TCP]
Shows the IP address and Port No. of the camera
server if WV-TCP is being used for the camera
control protocol.
● Video/Camera control [WV-HTTP]
Shows the IP address and Port No. of the camera
server if WV-HTTP is being used for the protocol.
● HTTP proxy
Shows whether a HTTP proxy in being used
(ON) or not used (OFF).
● Local time
Shows the current time at the camera server.
62
Chapter
6
Managing the Camera Servers
This chapter describes how to use WebView Livescope MV Manager to
manage the camera servers such as making camera server settings or
upgrading the firmware.
Setting and Managing Camera Servers
Comprehensive management of registered camera servers is possible with MV Manager. Operations such
as changing camera server settings, confirming images, and upgrading the firmware in all cameras at once
can be performed remotely.
In MV Manager, select a registered camera
1
server icon by clicking on it. When you click
on the Open Setup Page button on the
Toolbar, the browser starts up and accesses
the camera server.
The settings title page appears.
2
From the browser you can make detailed
settings for the camera server, settings for
recording still pictures, and other settings.
For details on making camera server
settings, see Chapter 3 of the camera server
manual.
This example shows the VB150 settings page.
e
Tip
Testing Camera Server Images
Select a registered camera server icon
by clicking on it. When you click on the
View Test button on the Toolbar, the
window appears where you can check
and confirm camera operation and
images.
64
Upgrading the Firmware
c
Note
●When upgrading the VB101, be sure to use FTP and back up the camera
server file system first.
●The VB-C10/VB-C10R and VB150 cannot be upgraded from MV Manager.
In MV Manager, select a registered camera
server icon by clicking on it. You can
remotely upgrade the selected camera
server to the latest version by choosing
Upgrade Firmware from the Tools menu.
The firmware for multiple camera servers
can be upgraded simultaneously by selecting
multiple camera server icons.
To upgrade the firmware, you first need to obtain the new firmware. For the latest information on
the new firmware, see the Web site below:
http://www.canon.com/webview/
1
When you choose Upgrade Firmware, a
dialog box appears where you select the
firmware file to be transferred to the camera
server. Either enter the path directly or click
Browse to select the file.
File transfer starts when you click Next.
6
Managing the Camera Servers
2
The firmware file is transferred and stored in
the Flash ROM. The results are then
displayed. Click Close to complete.
65
66
Chapter
7
Advanced Operations
This section explains advanced operations of WebView Livescope MV
Ver. 2.1, such as viewing recorded pictures and automatic operations.
Automatic Operation Functions of MV Station
Automatic camera operations are possible with MV Station. The three types of automatic camera
operations are: Auto Preset Tour, Auto Switch and Video Relay, each of which can be operated
independently or in combination. With appropriate settings, automatic camera operation can enable
effective monitoring.
Auto Preset Tour
Viewer 1
Moving the preset
position of the camera
(Camera 1)
Preset 1
Auto Preset Tour is a sequential tour of a
previously established preset position by one
camera. At the established preset position it
can be stopped only at a specified time. This
saves the work of operating a camera
periodically at a monitoring point.
MV Manager makes Auto Preset Tour
settings for each camera. By switching Auto
Preset Tour on, MV Manager implements the
tour in accordance with those settings.
Viewer 1
(Camera 1)
Preset 2
Viewer 1
(Camera 1)
Preset 3
c
Note
Auto Preset Tour can be implemented only by viewers with MV Level or MV
Level 2 control privilege. It is not available at Free Viewer Level (see p. 105).
Setting an Auto Preset Tour
1
68
For Auto Preset Tour, the positions that are
to be toured, the sequence in which they will
be toured, and the pausing span at each
position, may be set freely. On the MV
Manager’s Camera Servers screen, select by
clicking the camera server icon of the
camera for which you wish to set Auto Preset
Tour, then click the Properties button on the
Toolbar.
Click the Setup Auto Preset Tour button on
the Camera tab of the camera you wish to
set on the window that was displayed.
c
Note
The preset settings need to be made before using the Auto Preset Tour
function. Note that the preset used in Auto Preset Tour is specified on MV
Manager and that it is different from the preset on the camera server side
(see p. 100).
The Auto Preset Tour Settings dialog box
shows a list of presets registered in the
Presets. Select by clicking the preset name
you wish to use for Auto Preset Tour, then
click "Add to Schedule" and it will be added
to the Tour Schedule field. If you wish to
delete an added preset name, select by
clicking the preset name in the Tour
Schedule field, then click Delete. To delete
all names, click Delete All.
2
When the preset names you wish to use for
Auto Preset Tour have been added to the
Tour Schedule, select by clicking a preset
name in the Tour Schedule field and use the
Up and Down buttons to switch the
sequence for making the tours. Tours will be
made in sequence from the preset that
appears at the top.
Having selected by clicking preset names in
the Tour Schedule field, you can change the
numbers in the Pause Span box. Pausing
span can be set in five-second increments
between 5 and 120 seconds.
3
When the setting is completed, click the
Export button on the Toolbar to export the
MV Data and reload it in MV station.
Tip
Advanced Operations
e
7
Viewers have an "Auto Preset Tour Indicator" that indicates the status of
Auto Preset Tour.
No Auto Preset Tour has been set
Auto Preset Tour is set but is not in
progress (gray display)
Auto Preset Tour in progress (colored
display)
69
Starting/Stopping Auto Preset Tour
● Starting up Auto Preset Tour
To start up Auto Preset Tour, select by
clicking the viewer that is displaying the
image of the camera you wish to use for
touring and then click the Auto Preset Tour
button on the Toolbar.
● Stopping Auto Preset Tour
If you wish to stop Auto Preset Tour, select
by clicking the viewer that is displaying the
image of the camera you wish to stop
touring and then again click the Auto
Preset Tour button on the Toolbar.
● Auto Preset Tour for Several Cameras
Auto Preset Tours with several cameras
can also be conducted at the same time.
Moreover, when you click the Auto Preset
Tour (All Viewers) button on the Toolbar,
Auto Preset Tour can be applied to
displayed images of all cameras set with
Auto Preset Tour.
c
Note
A slight time difference may occur between the actual pause span and the
time that was set.
Auto Switch
Auto Switch is used for switching the
sequence for displaying images from the
Viewer 1
Viewer 2
cameras of the viewer previously specified in
(Camera Server 1)
(Camera Server 2)
the monitoring screen properties. Setting
Preset 1
Preset 2
Auto Switch switches the connections to the
specified camera server’s cameras and
Changing camera and preset that are displayed
displays images in the registered video
pattern. At that time, the operations at the
preset positions can proceed at the specified
switching intervals. If there are more
cameras than monitoring screens, several
Viewer 1
Viewer 2
(Camera Server 3)
(Camera Server 4)
Preset 3
Preset 4
camera servers can be monitored efficiently.
MV Manager makes Auto Switch settings for
each monitoring screen. By turning Auto
70
Switch on, MV Station implements
operations in accordance with those settings.
Automatic Operation Functions of MV Station
Auto Switch Settings
1
The assignment of cameras to a viewer, their
switching sequence, preset display positions
and switching intervals, can each be set
freely with Auto Switch. With MV Manager’s
Monitoring Screens, select by clicking the
icon of the monitoring screen that you wish
to use for setting Auto Switch, then click
Properties on the Toolbar.
Click New button in the Auto Switch field on
the Video Pattern tab of the window that is
displayed.
2
The Auto Switch dialog box shows a list of
registered cameras that are assignable in
Assignable Cameras. Select by clicking the
names of the cameras you wish to assign
then click Assign and they will be added to
the "Assignment to viewers".
If the names of the cameras you wish to
assign have all been assigned, select by
clicking camera names in the "Assignment to
viewers" and use the Up and Down buttons
to arrange them in the viewer where you
wish to display them. The viewer for the
7
number shown in "Viewer arrangement
preview" corresponds to the number in the
Advanced Operations
"Assignment to viewers" field.
71
When switching to assigned camera display,
3
cameras can be moved to previously
registered preset positions. Select by clicking
camera names in the "Assignment to
viewers" field and select the names of the
presets you wish to display from the Preset
box.
Assign a name to the assigned video pattern.
Enter the name in the "Video pattern name"
box and click OK.
If you are switching a sequence of multiple
video patterns, repeat the above procedures.
Select by clicking video pattern names
shown in the "Order of Auto Switch" field and
use the Up and Down buttons to switch the
sequence of operations. Tour starts from the
top.
The switching interval can be varied freely by changing the numerical value in the Interval box.
Settings can be made in one-second intervals between 10 and 180 seconds.
When the setting is completed, click the Export button on the Toolbar to export the MV Data
and reload it in MV station.
c
Note
The preset settings need to be made before using the Auto Switch function.
Note that the preset used in Auto Switch is specified on MV Manager and that
it is different from the preset on the camera server side (see p. 100).
Starting/Stopping Auto Switch
● Starting up Auto Switch
To operate Auto Switch, click the Auto
Switch button on the Toolbar.
● Stopping Auto Switch
If you wish to stop Auto Switch, click the
Auto Switch button on the Toolbar again.
72
Automatic Operation Functions of MV Station
Video Relay
c
Note
● Video Relay cannot be used with the VB-C10/VB-C10R and the VB150 with
the Video Input set to Multiple.
● Some of the features of the Video Relay may be unavailable if the motion
detection is enabled on the VB150 (see p. 105).
Viewer 1
Viewer 2
(Camera 1)
(Camera 2)
Viewer 3
Viewer 4
(Camera 3)
(Camera 4)
Video Relay is used for sequentially
switching the video displays from several
cameras connected to one camera server.
For viewer display, since only one of several
viewers can be displayed in video, automatic
sequential switching saves the monitoring
work involved in switching the video displays
by clicking the viewers one by one.
Video display sequentially switched
Setting Video Relay Intervals
1
Video Relay lets you freely set intervals for
switching video displays.
Select Properties from File in MV Station.
7
Alter the number in Interval under Video
2
Relay on the General tab in the window that
Advanced Operations
is displayed. You can set an interval between
5 and 30 seconds in increments of one
second.
After you have made the setting, click OK or
Apply.
73
Starting/Stopping Video Relay
● Starting up Video Relay
Video Relay works automatically in a
situation where several cameras
connected to one camera server are being
shown on viewers. The switching
sequence for the video display is viewer ID
order.
● Stop/Resume Video Relay
If you wish to stop Video Relay, select one
of the viewers connected to the camera
server by clicking. To replay the Video
Relay, click a location outside the viewers
in the viewer display area or cancel the
selection by selecting Release Selection
on the Viewer menu.
74
Automatic Operation Functions of MV Station
Examples of Using Automatic Operation
Auto Preset Tour Combined with Video Relay
By operating Auto Preset Tour in combination with Video Relay, the preset tour set for several
cameras can be effectively displayed in video.
Let us look at an example of monitoring by four
cameras connected to one camera server.
Since there are a number of places that you
wish to check, Cameras A and B are set up for
an Auto Preset Tour. Cameras C and D are
periodically observing fixed points with Video
Relay.
● Camera A is set for a 20-second Auto
Preset Tour for 10-second cycles for each of
two places.
● Camera B is set for a 40-second Auto
Preset Tour for 10-second cycles for each of
four places.
● The Video Relay interval is set at 30
seconds and the sequence is A, B, C, D.
START
Monitors two
places for 10
seconds each
with video
display
A
VC-C4
VC-C4
20
30
seconds seconds
B
VC-C4
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
VC-C4
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
Monitors a
fixed location
for 30 seconds
with video
display
Monitors
four places for
10 seconds each
with video
display
D
C
Monitors a
fixed location for
30 seconds
with video
display
60
70
seconds seconds
100
seconds
130
seconds
VC-C4
COMUNIATER
VC-4
COMMUNICATION
f:4-64mm
1:1.4-2.8CAMERA
f:4-6m1.28
Auto Preset Tour set
for 20-second cycles
VC-C4
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
Auto Preset Tour
(video display)
A
VC-C4
COMUNIATER
VC-4
COMMUNICATION
f:4-64mm
1:1.4-2.8CAMERA
f:4-6m1.28
Auto Preset Tour set
for 40-second cycles
VC-C4
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
B
VC-C4
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
C
Even if the Auto
Preset Tour's 20second cycle is
exceeded, since the
Video Relay interval
is 30 seconds, the
Auto Preset Tour
continues
undisturbed.
VC-C4
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
Auto Preset Tour
(video display)
Video Relay
7
Advanced Operations
Even if the Video
Relay's 30-second
interval is exceeded,
the Auto Preset Tour
continues until its
40-second cycle
ends.
Video Relay
D
First, A starts an Auto Preset Tour. The Auto Preset Tour continues until the Video Relay is switched
to B after 30 seconds and, at the time it is switched, the Auto Preset Tour (the second tour) is
stopped.
Next, B starts an Auto Preset Tour. Since B’s Auto Preset Tour cycle is 40 seconds, 30 seconds of
Video Relay is ignored while the Auto Preset Tour continues for 40 seconds.
When B ends one cycle of Auto Preset Tour, C is displayed in video by Video Relay. C’s 30-second
video display start from the time when this is switched. Then switches to D and 30 seconds later, it
returns to the initial cycle.
● If the Auto Preset Tour cycle is longer than the Video Relay interval, the Auto Preset Tour cycle
will be continued until it has made one cycle.
75
Auto Switch Combined with Video Relay
By Operating Auto Switch in combination with Video Relay, you can effectively switch cameras
assigned to viewers that are set on several camera servers and display video.
Let us look at an example of two camera servers, each of which has four cameras connected for
monitoring by Video Relay while cameras assigned to viewers are being switched. Camera Server
1 has Cameras A, B, C and D, while Camera Server 2 has Cameras E, F, G and H, each
assigned to four viewers switched by Auto Switch.
Video Relay is set up for A to F to sequentially display video but G and H may monitor with still
pictures.
● The Video Relay interval for Camera Server 1 is set to five seconds and the sequence is A, B,
C, D.
● The Video Relay interval for Camera Server 2 is set to ten seconds and the sequence is E, F,
G, H.
● The Auto Switch intervals are set to 30 seconds for A to D and to 20 seconds for E to H.
Monitors a
fixed location
for 5 seconds with
video display
VC-C4
VC-C4
VC-C4
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
Monitors a
fixed location for
10 seconds with
video display
B
VC-C4
VC-C4
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
Monitors a
fixed location
for 5 seconds
with video
display
A
Monitors a
fixed location for
5 seconds with
video display
C
Monitors a
fixed location
for 5 seconds
with video
display
Camera
Server 1
Monitors a
fixed location
with video
display
VC-C4
VC-C4
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
F
VC-C4
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
COMMUNICATIO
f:4-64mm
N CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
D
E
Monitors a
fixed location for
10 seconds with
video display
H
G
Monitors a
fixed location with
video display
Camera
Server 2
START
30 seconds
50 seconds
First, Video Relay is
Video Relay
repeated in the
Video Relay
sequence A to D during
the 30-second interval.
After 30 seconds, it
A
B
E
F
switches to the E to H
video pattern but since
the interval is 20
D
C
H
G
seconds, G and H do
not display video.
However, G and H are Camera Server 1
Camera Server 2
updated to the latest
Since Auto Switch
Video Relay is repeated
image when the video
occurs at 20 seconds,
each 5 seconds until
Video Relay is up to E
switched by Auto Switch
pattern is switched.
and F but the still
after 30 seconds
● The still pictures of
pictures of G and H are
Video Relay cameras
updated with the latest
are all updated when
image when Auto
Switch occurs.
the video pattern is
switched.
c
Note
76
Auto Preset Tour and Auto Switch cannot be operated at the same time.
Automatic Operation Functions of MV Station
e
Tip
If the VB150 is being used, you can either select Single or Multiple for the
Video Input setting.
VB150
VB150 Settings Page
If Single is selected when more than one camera is connected to the VB150,
only the controllable camera's image can be displayed in video on MV
Station. If Multiple is selected, multiple camera video images can be
displayed at the same time on MV Station. However, multiple cameras
cannot be controlled at the same time.
In Multiple mode, the video indicators of all viewers
displaying images flash green, which indicates that
the video is being displayed.
Single or Multiple can be selected on the VB150 settings page (VB150 User's
Manual p.40).
7
Advanced Operations
77
External Devices Input/Output
Notification of External Device Input
OFF
ON
Actions such as the following can be specified to notify you on a screen being monitored by MV
Station that input from an external device has occurred:
Select Camera 1 as the camera shooting the image
when notification of an event is received.
Camera1
Camera2
The settings are made in Camera Server
Properties of MV Manager (see p.101).
Camera3
Camera4
Title flashes
Camera 1 image is
being displayed
Camera 1 image is
not being displayed
Camera 1 image is
allocated and the
title flashes
78
• When input from the camera
server has been notified while
image is being displayed, the
title of the viewer can be
caused to flash when the
corresponding camera image is
being displayed.
• When the corresponding
camera image is not being
displayed, the viewer can
automatically display the
camera image and the viewer
title can be flashed.
• When input from the camera
server that is not displaying
image has been notified, the
corresponding camera image
can be allocated and displayed.
• If an input notification occurs to
one of the viewers relaying
videos, Video Relay will stop
and the viewer that was notified
will show video.
• External device input icon
displayed on the camera tree,
camera list or camera map
changes when an input
notification is received.
• A sound can be generated
when external device input has
been notified (see p. 107).
External device input notification settings are made in Camera Server Properties of MV Manager
(see p. 101) and Monitoring Screen Properties of MV Station (see p. 107).
c
Note
If a camera registered on the screen was restarted while monitoring in MV Station was
in progress, the screen needs to be selected again. If this is not done, the notification of
input events from external devices will no longer occur.
External Device Output Control
Clicking Ext-Device Output Control on the MV Station Toolbar will let you directly control external
device output.
• You can switch the direct external device
output terminals on/off with the Output ON
and Output OFF buttons.
7
Advanced Operations
79
Motion Detection
VB150
Notification of Motion Detection
If the VB150 is being used, actions such as the following can be specified to notify you on a screen
being monitored by MV Station that motion has detected.
Use the Motion Detection
Setting Tool provided with
the VB150 to set the motion
detection function of the
VB150 and specify on the MV
Station to receive motion detection events.
The settings are made in Camera
Server Properties of MV Manager
Motion Detection Setting Tool Screen
● Notification of motion detection in the Camera 1 image
(see p.102).
• When motion detection event
from the camera server has
been notified while image is
being displayed, the title of the
Camera 1 image is
viewer can be caused to flash
being displayed
when the corresponding
camera image is being
displayed.
Title flashes
● Notification of motion detection in the Camera 1 image
• When the corresponding
camera image is not being
displayed, the viewer can
automatically display the
Camera 1 image is
camera image and the viewer
not being displayed
title can be flashed.
• When motion detection event
from the camera server that is
not displaying image has been
notified, the corresponding
camera image can be allocated
and displayed.
Camera 1 image is
allocated and the
title flashes
80
• Motion detection icon displayed
on the camera tree or camera
list changes when motion
detection notification is
received.
• A sound can be generated
when motion detection has
been notified (see p. 108).
Motion detection notification settings are made in Camera Server Properties of MV Manager (see p.
102) and Monitoring Screen Properties of MV Station (see. p. 108).
c
Note
If a camera registered on the screen was restarted while monitoring in MV Station was
in progress, the screen needs to be selected again. If this is not done, the notification of
motion detection event will no longer occur.
Notification of motion detection while Video Relay is in progress
If you receive notification of motion detection while Video Relay is in progress,
actions vary depending on the Camera Control Right settings.
● Notification of motion detection in the
Camera 1 image
If the "Display the corresponding video
when motion detection is enabled" box
is not selected (see p. 104), the camera
in which the motion was detected
displays the video. As other viewers
cannot obtain the camera control
privileges, the display either stays as a
still picture, or nothing is displayed.
This is because the motion detection
obtains the camera control privileges
at a higher priority level than MV Level
(see p. 105).
7
Advanced Operations
Camera 1 image becomes video display
and the title flashes
Camera control
privileges cannot be
obtained with other
viewers
81
If the "Display the corresponding video
when motion detection is enabled" box
is selected, all viewers display the
video from the camera that detected
the motion.
● Notification of motion detection in the
Camera 1 image
Camera 1 image becomes video display
and the title flashes
Other viewer also
displays the Camera
1 image in video
82
Motion Detection
Notification of Motion Detection and Camera Control
As the motion detection obtains the camera control privileges at a higher priority level than MV
Level (see p. 105), if motion is detected and video is displayed in the viewer from the camera that
detected the motion, you cannot control the camera (only while motion is detected). If you want to
control the camera while motion is detected, changing the level control right to MV Level 2 allows
you to obtain the camera control privileges.
To switch the camera control level to MV
Level 2, right-click on the viewer and select
"MV Level 2 Control Right" from the menu.
Motion detection cannot be notified while
camera control privileges are being obtained
with MV Level 2 because motion detection
cannot obtain camera control privileges. To
receive motion detection notification again,
select "Revert to MV Level Control Right" to
return the control level to MV Level.
The Free Viewer Level selected in the
monitoring screen cannot be changed to MV
Level or MV Level 2 in the MV station.
[Notes on Using This Function]
Caution
The Motion Detection Function is not suited to applications where high levels of
reliability are demanded. Therefore, we recommend that you not use this function for
monitoring or other purposes if consistently high levels of reliability are required. Canon
accepts no liability whatsoever for faults, etc. resulting from the use of the Motion
Detection Function.
Note
Advanced Operations
c
7
Use the Motion Detection Setting Tool provided in the VB Administration Tools to
specify the motion detection schedule, area ratio, sensitivity, etc (see VB150 User's
Manual p. 80).
83
Recording and Viewing Pictures
Camera servers have functions for recording pictures (still pictures) that are switched on/off by input/output
from external devices and are based on motion detection and previously established schedules. The
recorded pictures can be managed and automatically downloaded or downloaded, searched and displayed
by MV Station.
c
Picture recording functions are camera server functions. For details of
functions and settings, see "Using the Picture Recording Function" in the
Note
Camera Server Manual or if the VB150 is being used, see Picture Recording
User's Guide contained in the supplied CD-ROM.
Picture Recording Settings
Select by clicking a registered camera server
1
icon in MV Manager and click Open Setup
Page on the Toolbar to startup the browser
and access the camera server.
The Settings Title Page will be displayed.
2
Settings for recording schedules and
recording pictures in respose to external
device (such as sensors) are to be made on
the "Picture Recording and External Device
I/O" Settings Page.
The example is the VB150 settings page.
3
Log settings are to be made on the
"Miscellaneous" Settings Page in order to
write the external devices input and motion
detection logs to the log file.
84
Using VBImageBrowser
VBImageBrowser is used as the tool for
managing images and searching and
displaying downloaded recorded pictures.
To start up VBImageBrowser, click the View
Recorded Pictures button on the MV Station
Toolbar.
Screen Configuration
"Camera server tree"
Image files downloaded from the camera server are displayed in a tree
according to the camera server and recorded conditions.
"Menu"
"Toolbar"
"Thumbnail display area"
Condensed images contained
in the folder selected in the
image folder tree are displayed
here.
"List display area"
7
Detailed information about the
image contained in the folder
Advanced Operations
selected in the image folder
tree is listed here.
"Date-setting frame"
This lets you specify the date (of picture recorded) and
limit the range of images to be displayed by the camera
server tree.
"Image folder tree"
Files of images to be managed are classified according to
server and recorded condition and displayed as a tree.
85
Menu
Camera Server
"Preview"
Previews the recorded pictures in the server before downloading.
"Download"
Downloads recorded pictures from the selected camera server.
"Display Log"
Downloads the log file from the selected camera server and displays the log.
"Recording Schedule"
Opens the "Picture Recording and External Device I/O" Settings Page by
accessing the selected camera server.
"Exit"
Quits VBImageBrowser.
Image
"Delete"
Deletes selected images.
"Backup"
Lets you take a backup of selected images.
"Import VB image"
A VB image saved in the PC is imported as a camera server image.
"Exif Conversion"
Converts images to Exif format.
"Select All"
Selects all images in a selected folder.
View
"Add Folder"
Adds a folder to Image Folder and Backup on the image folder tree.
"Delete Folder"
Deletes an Image Folder, Backup and Preview folder from the image folder
tree.
"Toolbars/Status Bar"
Shows or hides Toolbar and/or Status Bar.
"Image Folder Tree/Thumbnail Image/Image List"
Shows or hides image folder tree, thumbnail image and/or image list.
"Properties"
Displays detailed information about a selected camera server or images.
"Refresh"
Updates contents of display to the latest information.
Tools
"Search"
Searches the camera server tree for images with specified attributes.
"Sort by Similarity"
86
Sorts images according to their similarity with a selected image.
Recording and Viewing Pictures
"Image Comparison"
Detects a different image in a series of images.
"VBCollector Task View"
Displays VBCollector Task View.
"Options"
Makes environmental settings.
Window
"Close All"
Closes all windows when detail display windows are displayed.
Toolbar
"Search image"
Searches the camera server tree for images with specified attributes.
"Delete image"
Deletes the selected images.
"Download recorded picture"
Downloads recorded pictures from the selected camera server.
"Sort by similarity"
Sorts images according to their similarity with a selected image.
"Compare 2 continuous images"
Detects a different image in a series of images.
"Refresh"
Updates contents of display to the latest information.
"Toggle image folder tree"
Shows or hides image folder tree.
"Toggle image list"
Shows or hides image list.
"Toggle thumbnail image"
Shows or hides thumbnail images.
"Close all detail display windows"
Closes all windows when detail display windows are displayed.
"Confirm or set picture recording schedule"
Opens the Picture Recording and External Device I/O Settings Page by
accessing the selected camera server.
"Task settings"
7
Advanced Operations
Displays VBCollector Task View.
87
Downloading All Recorded Pictures
Select by clicking the camera server you
1
wish to download from the camera server
tree, then click "Download recorded picture"
on the Toolbar.
The Download dialog box will appear and
2
downloading will start when you click OK. If you
choose "Delete images on the server", the
pictures you have downloaded will be deleted
from the camera server.
Downloaded images will be added to the
recorded conditions folder that correspords to
the camera server tree.
Automatic Downloading of Recorded Pictures
Click "Task settings" on the Toolbar to start
up the VBCollector Task View.
Using VBCollector lets you download
recorded pictures periodically and
automatically. Please refer to "Using
VBCollector" in your camera server manual
for methods of making VBCollector settings.
If you click Refresh on the Toolbar,
VBImageBrowser will reflect the images
downloaded automatically by VBCollector.
e
Tip
A PC with this software (WebView Livescope MV Ver.2.1) installed will be
different from one with only VBCollector installed in the following ways:
● There is no Server menu. MV Manager handles Server "Add" and "Edit".
● There is no "Display Images" or "Delete Image" in the Tools menu.
VBImageBrowser handles these items.
● Task display is limited to selected camera server in the VBImageBrowser
camera server tree.
88
Recording and Viewing Pictures
Preview (Select recorded pictures and download)
Recorded pictures in the camera server can
1
be directly viewed (previewed) before
downloading them to the PC. In Preview, it is
also possible to select pictures in a list and
download only those pictures.
Select by clicking the camera server you
wish to download from the camera server
tree then choose Preview from the Camera
Server menu. In the dialog box that appears,
set "Camera", "Trigger" and "Date & Time"
for the recorded pictures you wish to
preview.
Recorded pictures that match these
2
conditions will be listed when you click OK.
Click the pictures you wish to download from
the list. The selected pictures will start to be
downloaded when you click "Download
recorded picture" in the Toolbar. If several
pictures are to be downloaded, for a series of
pictures hold down the [Shift] key while you
click, or for separate selections hold down
the [Ctrl] key while you click.
e
Tip
Note
recorded pictures selected from the list.
Advanced Operations
c
7
In Preview, it is possible only to delete, download, or display details of
The recorded pictures you select here are in the camera server and are
directly deleted from the server when Delete Recorded Picture is selected on
the list in Preview. Please keep in mind that it is different from the "Delete
image" on the Toolbar which deletes the images that have been downloaded
from the camera server to the PC.
89
Displaying Images
When "Trigger" or "Date & Time", whichever
is the lowest level folder in the camera server
tree under Camera Servers, is opened,
image files contained in that folder will
appear as thumbnails and listings. Also,
when "Search Results/Search Name",
"Image Folder/Folder Name", "Backup/Date",
"VB Card/Time" folders are opened, the
image files contained in those folders will
appear as thumbnails and listings. Double
clicking the thumbnail or listing of an image
file will open as detailed display window,
where you can view the images and detailed
information such as the recording conditions.
"Image display area"
"Image information display area"
Image is displayed.
Detailed information about the image is displayed.
"Resize button"
For varying the window size.
"Animation control"
Image file is displayed serially.
Show first image
"Enlargement/Reduction
control"
Enlargement ratio display
Show previous image
Enlarge by 10%
Replay/Pause
Reduce by 10%
Show next image
If the image is larger than
the image display area, it
Show final image
Speed adjust bar
90
can be moved by dragging
Recording and Viewing Pictures
e Specify Display Range
Tip
When downloading is performed over a long
period, many "Recorded Date" folders will be
created and the display becomes difficult to see. It
will then be helpful to use "Date-setting frame" to
limit the recorded dates to be shown in the camera
server tree. First, click the Edit button and set the
"between" and "and". Click the Apply button and
then select the "Display all dates" so that the only
images corresponding to the specified range are
displayed in the camera server tree.
Image Searching
1
Select by clicking the folder in the camera
server tree you wish to search, and then click
"Search image" on the Toolbar. Folders to be
searched are folders under Camera Servers
or Search Results.
The Search dialog box will appear when you
click "Search image".
The Search Name you enter will be the
name of the folder to be created and can be
used for management. After you have
specified "Date & Time", "Camera" and
7
"Trigger", click OK.
When the search is performed, a folder
Advanced Operations
named for the Search Name will be created
under Search Results in the image folder
tree.
2
Image files that match the
search conditions will be
collected in the search name
folder that has been created
under the Search Results
folder in the image folder tree.
91
Comparing Images
1
In cases where there seem to be many similar
images, you can check the recorded content
easily by inspecting to search for points where
the image contents have changed.
Select by clicking the folder on the image
folder tree containing the images you wish to
compare and select by clicking the image you
want to compare on the list or in the
thumbnails. The Image Comparison dialog
box appears when you click "Compare 2
continuous images" on the Toolbar. The
image is shown divided into 12 × 9 blocks and
you will select the area to be compared by
dragging on the screen. The selected blocks
are shown in a red frame.
"Comparison Condition" judges whether the
color layout of images are similar or not. Try both
Type A and Type B methods and use the one
that give good results.
"Sensibility of difference" sets levels for
judging different images. The sensitivity
becomes higher as you move the slider
towards "HIGH" and even small differences
are detected.
After setting, click OK.
2
"Image comparison control bar" is displayed
on the Toolbar.
Comparison from the selected images
proceeds in the order in which they are
displayed in the list or thumbnails. When
different images are detected, the series of
two images with points of difference become
selected and the comparison stops. If you
wish to make further comparisons, click
Resume on the "image comparison control
bar". Click Stop to stop image comparison
during execution; click Finish to quit image
comparison.
92
Recording and Viewing Pictures
"Image comparison control bar"
"Resume/Stop" executes or stops comparison
"Finish" quits image comparison
"Sensibility of difference" sets detection sensibility for different
images
"Use Default" restores "Sensibility of diffrence" setting to default
value.
Sorting Images in Order of Similarity
1
Based on a certain image, the list or
thumbnails can be rearranged in the order of
their similarity to that image.
Select by clicking the folder on the image
folder tree containing the images you wish to
compare and select by clicking the image
you want to compare on the list or in the
thumbnails. The "Sort by Similarity" dialog
box appears when you click "Sort by
similarity" on the Toolbar. The image is
shown divided into 12 × 9 blocks and you will
select the area to be compared by dragging
on the screen. The selected blocks are
shown in a red frame.
"Comparison Condition" judges whether the
color layout of images are similar or not.
Try both Type A and Type B methods and
7
use the one that give good results.
2
Advanced Operations
After setting, click OK.
Image shown on the list and
by thumbnails will be sorted by
similarity.
93
Adding a Folder
JPEG image files saved in the PC can be
added to the image folder tree by folder units
and viewed.
Choose [Add Folder]-[Image Folder] from the
View menu. Enter the path of a folder to be
added to the image folder tree, or click
Browse to select a folder you wish to add,
then click OK.
When it is executed, the folder will be added
to the image folder tree under Image Folder.
Browse the VB Card Folder
Recorded pictures can be imported by
inserting the flash memory card into a PC
card drive. Choose Options from the Tools
menu and set PC Card Drive to the letter
indicating the card drive of your personal
computer. Insert the flash memory card into
the PC card drive, right click VB Card on the
image folder tree and choose Reload from the
pop-up menu. The VB Card folder can be
accessed when Reload is selected.
From the image folder tree, select by clicking a
folder or image file under VB Card then choose
[Import VB image] - [Name of camera server to
be imported] from the Image menu.
When import is executed, they will be added
to the camera server tree as camera server
images that have been imported.
94
Recording and Viewing Pictures
VB Images Backing Up
You can make backups of images. Images to
be backed up are images contained in
folders under Camera Servers or Search
Results.
To make backups, first select by clicking the
folders in the camera server tree that you
wish to back up, or select by clicking the
images from the list or thumbnails that you
wish to back up. Next, choose Backup from
the Image menu. Enter the path of the
backup destination folder or select a backup
folder by clicking Browse and then click OK.
When backup is executed, a folder will be
added under Backup in the image folder tree.
A removable media drive can also be
specified as the backup destination.
Import VB Images (Backup)
VB images and backup images saved in the
PC can be imported as camera server
images.
7
First add a importing folder under Image
Folder or Backup in the image folder tree
Advanced Operations
(see p. 94 for details on Adding a Folder.).
To import VB images, select by clicking the
folder added to the image folder tree, or
select by clicking the images you wish to
import from the list or thumbnail display.
Then, choose [Import VB images] - [Name of
camera server to be imported] from the
Image menu.
When importing is executed, they will be
added to the camera server tree as camera
server images that have been imported.
95
Displaying Camera Server Information
Camera server information can be displayed.
Select by clicking the camera server in the
camera server tree. Then choose Properties
from the View menu to open the Server
Information dialog box.
Viewing the Log
The camera server log can be downloaded
1
and viewed.
Select by clicking the camera server on the
camera server tree whose log you wish to
view, and then choose Display Log from the
Camera Server menu.
The Log Viewer will start up. For information
2
about the contents displayed by the Log
Viewer, please refer to the item on "Log
Viewer" in your Camera Server Manual.
e
Tip
96
For the log to be viewed, the camera server settings must include a setting
for writing the log (see p. 84).
Recording and Viewing Pictures
Converts VB images to Exif Format.
An image files can be output as an Exif file
by adding an Exif tag.
Select by clicking the folder on the camera
server tree that contains the images you
wish to convert, or select by clicking the
images you wish to convert from the list or
thumbnail display. Choose Exif Conversion
from the Image menu. Enter the path of a
folder to output Exif files, or click Browse to
select an output destination folder, then click
OK.
Information to be added to Exif tags
"Image resolution in width direction", "Image resolution in height direction", "Unit of X and Y resolution",
"Subsampling ratio of Y to C", "Exif tag", "Exif version", "Meaning of each component", "Supported
FlashPix version", "Color space information", "Valid image width", "Valid image height", "Manufacturer
of image input equipment", "Model of image input equipment", "Date and time of original data generation",
"Date and time of digital data generation", "Magic Number (identity of recorded picture file)", "Trigger",
"Camera Number", "Pan Angle", "Tilt Angle", "Zoom Value", "Brightness", "Recorded Time", "External
Device Input Conditions", "External Device Output Conditions", "Video Quality"
e
Tip
Exif is an image file format based on TIFF and JPEG, intended for storing
various items of information for use with digital cameras etc.
7
Advanced Operations
97
Recording and Viewing Pictures
External Device Input/Motion Detection and Picture Recording
You can start up the "External Device Input Log Viewer" from MV Station to display only the logs of
external device input (see p. 78) events and motion detection (see p. 80) events that have
occurred. You can view the recorded pictures for one minute before and after the time the event
occurred.
Examining the External Device Log
The External Device Input Log Viewer will
start up when you click "View Ex-Device
Input Log" on the MV Station Toolbar.
Whereas the Log Viewer (see p. 96) shows
all contents of the log, the External Device
Input Log Viewer shows only the logs of
external device input events and motion
detection events. For information about the
contents displayed by the Log Viewer,
please refer to the item on "Log Viewer" in
your Camera Server Manual.
Displaying Images Before and After an Event
From the log list, double click the log of the
event for which you wish to show the
recorded pictures, or select by clicking the
log, and then choose View Images from the
View menu to have VBImageBrowser show
the recorded pictures for one minute before
and after the event.
e
Tip
98
For the log to be viewed, the camera server settings must include a setting
for writing the log (see p. 84).
Other Advanced Settings
MV Manager and its Other Functions and Settings
Camera Server Properties
Select a camera server and click the Properties button on the Toolbar to display the Properties
dialog box. Properties lets you make detailed camera server settings.
● General Tab
• Lets you edit "Cameras server name" and
"Comment".
• Lets you confirm the type of camera server
and firmware version.
• View Test lets you confirm the images
from the cameras connected to the
camera server.
• Upgrade Firmware enables a remote
firmware upgrade to be performed (for
VB101 only).
• A list of monitoring screens in wich camera
servers are registered can be displayed for
confirmation.
● Network Tab
• Lets you confirm camera server address,
HTTP port (can be edited) and settings
page URL.
• Settings page can be opened with the
Open Setup Page button.
• The Administration Account button
7
produces a
display for
Advanced Operations
Administrator ID
and password.
These items can
be changed if there is a change in the
administration account.
• You can select and alter the connection protocol from WV-TCP, WV-HTTP and Auto-Select.
Auto-Select is initially connects by WV-TCP and connects by WV-HTTP if there is a failure. The usual
setting is Auto-Select but WV-HTTP is set if the connection passes through a firewall (see p. 18).
• The timeout value when the camera server is connected by MV Station can be set with the "Connection
timeout" slide bar between 2 and 60 seconds in one second intervals.
• The upper limit for frame rate when the camera server is connected by MV Station can be set to a value
selected from the "Upper limit of framerate" box.
99
● Camera Tab
For the VB150 (or the VB101), tabs will be
created for all cameras for which "Use this
Camera" is selected in the settings page. For
the VB-C10/VB-C10R, tab will be created for
Camera 1.
• Camera name can be edited. The camera
name entered in the camera server’s
settings page will be set by default.
• You can confirm the type of camera,
whether controlled or not, video capture
size, video quality, and whether a
wide-angle converter is used or not.
• Preset settings can be made with the
Setup Presets button.
• Auto Preset Tour settings can be made
with the Setup Auto Preset Tour button.
Preset Settings
1
Preset angles can be set in the Presets Settings
dialog box by the following three methods:
(1) Click Display Viewer and specify angles by
operating the viewer that is displayed. Use the
Add button to capture that position as a preset.
(2) Click the New button and a yellow frame will
appear in the Preview window. Move pan and tilt
positions by dragging the yellow frame and
change the zoom value by dragging the edge of
the frame.
(3) Click the New button and change the values in
the "Pan", "Tilt" and "Zoom" boxes.
2
Registered presets will appear in the Presets. Select
by clicking a preset name and you can then alter the
angles by the three methods shown above. If you
wish to compensate for backlighting, select the
"Backlight Compensation" box.
100
Other Advanced Settings
● External Device Input Tab
If the "Receive notification from external
device input" box is selected, the following
settings will be available.
• External device input icon allocated on the
camera tree, camera list or camera map
changes when an event notification is
received.
• You can select which camera to display
the image when notification of an event
was received.
• "Description" is text that is shown in the
MV Station external device input icon
captions and tool hints. The "External
Device Input Name" entered in the camera
server's settings page is set by default.
• You can specify the method of flashing the
viewer title of the camera that corresponds
to the input notification. When "Specify the
span" is selected, flashing will occur only
for the period set in the box. This can be
set between 0 and 99 seconds in onesecond increments. When set to "0",
flashing will continue until you click on the
viewer to select it. When "Blink during ON
event" is selected, flashing will continue
while it is on.
7
Advanced Operations
101
● External Device Output Tab
"Description" is text that is shown in the MV
Station external device output icon captions,
tool hints and in the "External Device Output
Control" dialog box. The "External Device
Input Name" entered in the camera server's
settings page is set by default.
● Motion Detection Tab
VB150
If the "Receive notification when motion is
detected" box is selected, the following
settings will be available.
• Motion detection icon allocated on the
camera tree, camera list or camera map
changes when an event notification is
received.
• If the "Display the corresponding video"
box is selected, and an event is received,
the image from the camera that detected
motion is allocated to the viewer and
displayed. If video relay is in progress, all
viewers display the video image from the
camera that detected the motion. Viewers
that are unable to allocate and display the
image either display a still picture or no
image at all (see p. 80).
• "Description" is text that is shown in the
MV Station motion detection icon captions
and tool hints.
102
Other Advanced Settings
• You can specify the method of
flashing the viewer title of the
camera that corresponds to the
motion detection notification.
When "Specify the span" is
selected, flashing will occur only
for the period set in the box. This
can be set between 0 and 99
seconds
in
one-second
increments. When set to "0",
flashing will continue until you
click on the viewer to select it.
When "Blink during ON event" is
selected, flashing will continue
while it is on.
c
Note
If properties settings have been changed, they must be exported in order for
the settings to be reflected in monitoring screens (see p. 46).
Monitoring Screen Properties
Select monitoring screen and click the Properties button on the Toolbar to display Properties dialog
box. You can set monitoring screen details in properties.
● General Tab
• You can edit "Monitoring screen name"
and "Comment".
• You can confirm screen type, optimum
7
resolution and date-time of update.
• You can view and confirm viewer
Advanced Operations
arrangements.
103
● Details Tab
• You can select the cameras to be used.
Select by checking the boxes. Also, when
a camera server is selected directly, all
cameras connected to that camera server
will be selected. Deselect any cameras
that are not to be used.
• You can select from "MV Level", "MV
Level 2" or "Free viewer level" as the
camera control right level (see p. 105).
• If the motion detection is enabled on the
VB150, be sure to select the "Display the
corresponding video when motion
detection is enabled" check box.
• You can start up Map Editor with the "Edit
map" button to edit maps. You can also
delete saved maps with the "Delete map"
button.
c
Note
In the MV Station, you can temporarily switch the control right level from MV
Level to MV Level 2 on the monitoring screen.
To switch the camera control rights
level to MV Level 2, right-click on the
viewer and select "MV Level2 Control
Right" from the menu. To revert to MV
Level, select "Revert to MV Level
Control Right".
The Free Viewer Level selected in the
monitoring screen cannot be changed
to MV Level or MV Level 2 in the MV
station.
104
Other Advanced Settings
e
Camera Control Right Levels
Tip
The three types of camera control right level are MV Level, MV Level 2 and Free
Viewer Level. The choice between them should be made in accordance with your
purpose. Free Viewer is the viewer provided with the camera server product such as
the Viewer for Java (previous name: Java Viewer), Viewer for PC (previous name:
Helper Viewer), etc.
Besides these three types, there is also the Admin Viewer Level. The Admin Viewer
Level is the camera control right level that is applied if the camera server is accessed
from the Admin Viewer (the viewer provided with the camera server product) and has
priority over the MV Level, MV Level 2 and Free Viewer Level. For more information
about the Admin Viewer, see the manual supplied with the camera server.
MV Level
• If you wish to use all MV functions, choose MV Level.
• So long as there is no other client using Admin Viewer Level and MV Level, the
control right can be maintained for an unlimited period. If another client is connected
to the same camera server, the control right will move to the one connected later.
The control right cannot be obtained, however, if there is a client connected at the
Admin Viewer Level or MV Level 2.
• Some of the features of the Video Relay may be unavailable or camera control may
be limited while motion detection is being notified from the VB150 (see p. 80).
MV Level 2
• MV Level 2 is the camera control right level that has priority over MV Level and the
camera can be controlled irrespective of motion detection. If MV Level is being used
and motion detection is notified from the camera server, MV Level cannot take the
camera control right from motion detection since motion detection has priority over
MV Level. In this event, use MV Level 2 to temporarily obtain camera control right.
High priority
Admin Viewer
7
MV Level 2
Motion Detection
• The motion detection function will be limited in MV Station (see p. 83).
Free Viewer Level
• The period for maintaining the control right is limited to the period that is set in the
camera server.
• Control right at Free Viewer Level cannot be obtained if there is a user connected at
Admin Viewer Level or MV Level.
• Auto Preset Tour cannot be operated.
• External device input/output control cannot be operated.
• VBImageBrowser cannot be started up.
Advanced Operations
MV Level
Free Viewer Level
105
● Video Pattern Tab
• The Settings button lets you set the video
pattern of the camera that is displayed in
the monitoring screen as a default.
• Lets you make Auto Switch settings (see
p. 70).
• Lets you specify whether to execute the
above settings when monitoring screen
has been selected in "Operation settings".
By selecting "Display main video pattern",
"Start Auto Preset Tour" and "Start Auto
Switch", they can be displayed and
started.
Main video pattern settings
1
The Main Video Pattern dialog box lets you allocate
cameras to viewers and freely specify positions for
presets to be displayed.
It shows a list of camera registered in Assignable
Cameras. Select by clicking the names of the
cameras you wish to allocate and it will be added to
the "Assignment to viewers" field when you click the
Assign button.
2
Once the names of the cameras you wish to allocate
have all been allocated, select by clicking camera
names in the "Assignment to viewers" field and use
the Up and Down buttons to arrange them in the
viewer where you wish to display them. The viewer
for the number shown in "Viewer arrangement
preview" corresponds to the number in the
"Assignment to viewers" field.
Presets registered in the Preset box will be
displayed. Select the names of those you wish to
have displayed.
Click OK.
106
Other Advanced Settings
Option
Select Option from the Tools menu to display the Option dialog box. You can make timeout and
HTTP settings under Option. You can make a connection passes through a firewall by using the
HTTP proxy.
• Timeout lets you set a timeout for the
connection with the camera server.
Settings may be between 5 and 60
seconds in one-second increments.
• With HTTP you can set HTTP port number
for communication with the camera server.
You can also make proxy settings with the
"HTTP proxy" button.
MV Station and its Other Functions and Settings
Monitoring Screen Properties
Select Properties on the File menu to display the Properties dialog box. Properties lets you set
monitoring screen details.
● General Tab
• With Camera Control, you can select the
method of camera control on the viewer
screen (see p. 60).
• You can set the video relay interval.
Settings may be between 5 and 30
seconds in one-second increments.
7
• If "Display the video" is selected, when
notification of external device input comes
from the camera server that is not
displaying the image, the image will be
displayed automatically.
• If "Play sound when the external device
input is notified" is selected, by specifying
with "Sound file" a sound file that can be
Advanced Operations
● External Device Input Tab
played back, a sound will be generated
when there is notification of external
device input.
107
● Motion Detection Tab
VB150
• If "Display the video" is selected, when
notification of motion detection comes from
the camera server that is not displaying
the image, the image will be displayed
automatically.
• If "Play sound when detection of motion is
notified" is selected, by specifying with
"Sound file" a sound file that can be played
back, a sound will be generated when
there is notification of motion detection.
Option
Select Option from the Tools menu to display the Option dialog box. Under Option, you can specify
image recording folder and make HTTP proxy setting.
● General Tab
• MV Data folder and Start Screen can each
be verified.
• The "Image redording folder" is a folder for
images downloaded by VBImageBrowser.
You can change the image recording
folder by clicking the Change Folder button
and specifying a folder.
● Network Tab
• All MV Station traffic can be controlled in
Traffic with the slider.
• You can set a proxy with the HTTP Proxy
button.
108
Other Advanced Settings
● Operation Restriction Tab
• In MV Station you can make operation
restrictions enabled or disabled. When
enabled, the restrictions are cancelled by
entering a password. When the restrictions
are disabled, the operations restrictions
can be enabled by clicking Enable button.
7
Advanced Operations
109
110
Appendix
Troubleshooting
■ Cannot install
● If Windows 2000 or Windows XP is being used, check to be sure log-in has been made with the administrator.
● MV Manager cannot be installed in a PC where MV Station has already been installed. First uninstall MV
Station before installing MV Manager.
● MV Station cannot be installed in a PC where MV Manager has already been installed. First uninstall MV
Manager before installing MV Station.
● MV Manager/Station cannot be installed in a PC where VBCollector has already been installed. First uninstall
VBCollector before installing MV Manager/Station.
■ Cannot register camera server
● Refer to error messages (1) -(7).
● If the camera server is being accessed via a proxy, be sure to set the proxy in Option from the Tools menu of
MV Manager.
■ Failed to search camera servers
● Camera server searches are performed by transmitting broadcast packets. Camera servers on networks
that cannot be reached by broadcast packets cannot be detected. Redo the camera server registration from
"Register Camera Server".
■ MV Station does not start up
● There is a possibility that the location of the MV Data folder was not correctly specified. Specify it correctly
and try starting up MV Station again.
■ Images are not displayed
● Refer to error messages (16) - (22).
● If connection to the camera server is being made via a proxy, be sure to set the proxy in Option from the
Tools menu of MV Station.
■ Cannot control the camera
● Make sure the RS-232C cable linking the camera server and the camera is correctly connected and power
to the camera is on.
● See if the camera server has been set not to control the camera.
● See if extreme view restrictions have been set for the camera server.
■ Created monitoring screen does not fit into display size
● The Display Size that was specified in the Create Monitoring Screen Wizard of MV Manager is larger than
the display size of the PC running MV Station. Specify a Display Size that is smaller than the display size of
the PC running MV Station.
■ The camera source window does not appear
● If Separated Window A or Separated Window B has been specified in the Create Monitoring Screen Wizard
of MV Manager, the camera source window does not appear as a default. Please select from the View
menu.
■ The camera control panel does not appear
● If United Window B or Separated Window B has been specified in the Create Monitoring Screen Wizard of
MV Manager, the camera control panel does not appear as a default. Please select from the View menu.
112
Error Messages
MV Manager Error Messages
(1) Network connection errors (DNS errors): Camera server registration error [01]
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Could not find the camera server. Make sure:
• the network address is correct.
• DNS setting is correct.
The specified network address could not be found.
• Enter the network address correctly.
• Set the DNS correctly.
(2) Network connection error (time out): camera server registration error [02]
Message
Could not find the camera server. Make sure:
• the network address is correct.
• the camera server is turned on.
• the camera server is connected properly to your network.
Cause
The connection to the specified network address timed out.
Action to
be taken
•
•
•
•
Enter the network address correctly.
Turn on power to the camera server.
Connect the camera server to the network correctly.
Extend the timeout time set in the Option.
(3) Failed to retrieve camera server description: Camera server registration error [03]
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Could not find the camera server. Make sure:
• the camera server is compatible with WebView Livescope MV Ver.2.1.
• the network address is correct.
• the camera server is connected properly to your network.
Camera server description could not be retrieved for reasons such as the connection
target was not a camera server.
• Connect to the camera server that is compatible with WebView Livescope MV Ver. 2.1.
• Enter the network address correctly.
• Connect the camera server to the network correctly.
(4) Connected to a camera server with old version of firmware:
camera server registration error [04]
Cause
Action to
be taken
Could not retrieve a description from the camera server. Make sure:
• the camera server is compatible with the WebView Livescope MV Ver.2.1.
• Firmware of VB101 is version 3.0 or later.
The version of the firmware in the camera server is old.
Appendix
Message
• Connect to a camera server that is compatible with WebView Livescope MV Ver. 2.1.
• Upgrade the VB101 firmware to 3.0 or later.
113
(5) VIEW-Windows mode: Camera server registration error [05]
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
The camera server is not set up properly. Make sure:
• [Target Application] of [Basic Settings] is set to [WebView Livescope].
The camera server application mode is set to VIEW-Windows mode.
Set the camera server application mode to WebView Livescope mode.
(6) Access restrictions at the camera server: Camera server registration error [06]
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Could not retrieve a description from the camera server. Make sure:
• your computer is authorized to access the camera server.
• the network address is correct.
Access restrictions have been set at the camera server.
Make sure access to the camera server is authorized and that the network address
has been correctly entered.
(7) Other connector error: Camera registration error [07]
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Could not retrieve a description from the camera server.
A camera registration error other than errors [1] - [6]. A malfunction may have
occurred on the network.
Consult the network administrator.
(8) Administrator account authentication failed
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Administrator ID or password is invalid.
Authentication failed due to invalid administrator ID or password.
Enter the correct administrator ID or password.
(9) If offline
Message
Failed to retrieve the description of ***. Properties will be displayed offline.
(*** = camera server name)
Cause
Camera server description could not be retrieved, because connection to
the network was cut or power to the camera server was off.
Action to
be taken
114
• Reconnect to the network.
• Turn on power to the camera server.
Error Messages
(10) If the saved administrator ID or password is invalid
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Administrator authentication for ***s failed. Click Administrator Account in Network
tab, then re-enter the correct administrator ID and the password.
(*** = camera server name)
Administrator authentication while connecting to the camera server failed when
the properties were being opened.
Click the Administration Account button in the Network tab and re-enter the correct
administrator ID and password.
(11) When camera information cannot be retrieved due to power cut, etc.
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Camera information could not be retrieved. Preset-setting is now unavailable.
Camera information could not be retrieved, because power to the camera was
turned off or other reason.
Turn on power to the camera.
(12) When camera information cannot be retrieved due to power cut, etc.
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Camera information could not be retrieved. Auto Preset Tour setting is now unavailable.
Camera information could not be retrieved, because power to the camera was
turned off or other reason.
Turn on power to the camera.
(13) Failed to write onto export target
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Failed to export MV data.
When the data was exported, the disk was write-protected or full.
• Release write protection on the disk.
• Secure sufficient space on the disk.
(14) Background image failed to load
Cause
Action to
be taken
Cannot read this file. Its format is not supported.
The specified background image is in a format other than BMP or JPG.
Specify a BMP or JPG file for the background image.
Appendix
Message
115
(15) When the background image view size has reached the maximum
Message
This file exceeds the maximum view size (1280 × 1024). Specify another file.
Cause
The specified background image size is larger than the maximum view size of 1280 x 1024.
Action to
be taken
For the background image, specify a file with a view size smaller than 1280 x 1024.
MV Station Error Messages
(16) Could not get in camera control right queue
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Could not get in camera control right queue.
Another client with camera control privileges of a higher level than yourself is
connected to the camera server.
Ask the other client to release the camera control privileges.
(17) When switching to appropriate camera failed during assignment
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Could not switch camera.
An attempt was made to assigned a camera that is different from the camera
being viewed by a client with control rights of a higher level than yourself.
Ask the other client to release the camera control privileges.
(18) Power to the camera is turned off or there is a malfunction
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Camera is switched off or faulty.
Power to the camera is off, or a cable is not properly connected.
• Turn on power to the camera.
• Connect the cable.
(19) Incorrect address
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
116
Could not connect to the camera server.
Network connection was cut, power to the camera server was cut, or the proxy
settings are not correct.
• Re-connect to the network.
• Turn on power to the camera server.
• Redo the proxy settings.
Error Messages
(20) Access restrictions at the camera server
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Your computer is not authorized to access the camera server.
Access restrictions have been set at the camera server.
Release the access restrictions.
(21) Maximum allowed number of camera server connections has been exceeded
Messeage
Cause
Action to
be taken
Number of accesses to the camera server has reached to the maximum.
The number of access to the camera server has been reached.
Wait until the number of access decreases.
(22) Incorrect administrator ID or password (MV level only)
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Administrator ID or password of the camera server is invalid.
The administrator ID or password at the camera server has been changed.
Change the administrator ID or password at the camera server or at MV Manager.
(23) Connection cut at camera server
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
Disconnected.
Connection with the network was cut, or power to the camera server was cut.
• Re-connect to the network.
• Turn on power to the camera server.
(24) If browse target is not valid
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
MV Data cannot be found.
MV data has not been placed in the specified folder.
Specify the correct folder, or export the data.
Message
Cause
Action to
be taken
The password is invalid.
Appendix
(25) Incorrect password
The wrong password was entered.
Enter the correct password.
117
Index
A
F
Administrator ID 22,25,99,114,117
Frame rate 62,99
Admin Viewer Level 105
Free Viewer Level 68,83,104,105
Animation Control 90
Full Screen 51,61
Auto Preset Tour 51,68,70,75,76,100,105,106,
115
H
Auto Switch 52,70,72,76,106
HTTP port 22,99,107
B
I
Background image 40,115,116
Backup 65,86,90,95
Image Comparison 87,92
Interval 70,72,75,76,107
C
M
Camera Control Right 31,51,81,82,104,116
Camera Control Panel 33,50,53,57,112
Maximum Number of Clients 14
Camera Icon 42,44,55,58,60
Menu 20,28,40,50,85
Camera List 51,56,79,81,102
Motion Detection 5,40,42,73,80,83,84,98,102,108
Camera Server Icon 26,42,55,64,68,84
MV Data folder 9,12,13,46,48,50,54,108
Camera Server Name 23,26,31,42,94,99,114
MV Level/ MV Level 2 31,68,81,83,104,105,117
Camera Source Window 33,50,53,55,56,58,60,
112
N
Camera Tree 51,56,79,81,102
Comment 23,31,99,103
Navigation bar 20,28
Connection Timeout 99
Network address 22,113,114
Network Information 51,62
D
NU-700 5,43,59
Display Size 30,112
O
E
Operation Restriction 48,109
Error Message 23,113
P
Exif 86,97
Export 9,12,20,28,32,44,46,48,50,54,69,72,103,115
Panorama 50,57,59
External Device Icon 43
Password 22,25,48,99,109,114,117
External Device Input 14,52,78,83,84,97,98,101,
Preset 58,68,100,106,115
105,107
External Device Output 14,52,79,97,102
Preview 86,89
Property 20,28,50,86,99,103,107
Proxy 14,18,29,62,107,108,112,116
118
S
Schedule 69,83,84,86
Scope 44,58,60
Screen Configuration 20,28,40,50,85
Separated Window 33,34,53,57,112
Snapshot 51,61
Sort by Similarity 86,93
Start Screen 46,48,54,108
T
Task View 87,88
Toolbar 20,28,50,85
U
United Window 33,34,53,57,112
V
VB101 5,10,14,21,23,26,43,65,100
VB150 5,14,43,59,73,77,80,100,104
VB-C10/R 5,14,23,43,73,100
VBCollector 87,88,112
VBImageBrowser 85,86,88,98,105,108
Video Indicator 58,77
Video Input Setting (Single/ Multiple) 5,73,77
Video Pattern 48,70,72,76,106
Video Relay 73,74,76,78,81,102,105,107
Viewer Arrangement 30,33,71,103,106
View Test 21,24,26,64,99
W
WV-HTTP 62,99
WV-TCP 18,59,62,99
Appendix
Work folder 17
119
CANON INC.
30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan
U.S.A.
CANON U.S.A.,INC. NEW JERSEY OFFICE
100 Jamesburg Road, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 USA
CANON U.S.A.,INC. CHICAGO OFFICE
100 Park Blvd., Itasca, IL 60143 USA
CANON U.S.A.,INC. LOS ANGELES OFFICE
15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 USA
CANON U.S.A.,INC. HONOLULU OFFICE
210 Ward Avenue, Suite 200 Honolulu, HI 96814 USA
● If you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. Information
Center toll-free at 1-800-OK-CANON (652-2666) (U.S.A.only)
CANADA
CANON CANADA INC.NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7
CANON CANADA INC. CALGARY
2828, 16th Street, N.E, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7K7
CANON CANADA INC. MONTRÉAL
5990 Côte-de-Liesse, Montréal, Québec H4T 1V7
● If you have any questions, call the CANON CANADA Customer Information
Centre toll-free at 1-800-OK-CANON (652-2666) (Canada only)
MEXICO
CENTROY
SURAMERICA
ASIA
CANON MEXICANA, S. DE R.L.DE C.V.
Periferco Sur No. 4124, Col. Ex-Rancho de Anzaldo, C.P. 01900
México, D.F.,México
CANON LATIN AMERICA, INC.
6505 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 325, Miami, FL 33126, USA
CANON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
79 Anson Road, #09-01/06, Singapore 079906 Republic of Singapore
CANON HONGKONG CO., LTD.
9/F., The Hong Kong Club Building, 3A, Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
OCEANIA
CANON AUSTRALIA PTY.LTD.
1 Thomas Holt Drive, North Ryde, Sydney, N.S.W. 2113, Australia
EUROPE
CANON EUROPA N.V.
P.O.Box 2262, 1180 EG Amstelveen, The Netherlands
CANON EUROPE LTD.
6 Roundwood Avenue, Stockley Park, Uxbridge Middlesex,
UB11 1JA, United Kingdom
PUB.VB-030312
© CANON INC. 2003
PRINTED IN JAPAN