Maxtor HVR-04E User`s manual

Premium H.264 DVR
User’s Manual
Version 1.3
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Caution and Preventive Tips
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Switch the 115/230V selector to your local voltage standard
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Handle with care, do not drop the unit
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Mount the unit in an equipment rack or place it on a solid, stable surface.
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Indoor use only. Do not place the unit in a humid, dusty, oily, or smoky site.
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Do not place it in an area with poor ventilation or in an area close to fire or other sources of
heat. Doing so may damage the unit as well as cause fire or an electric shock.
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When cleaning is necessary, shut down the system and unplug the unit from the outlet
before uncovering the top cover. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use only a
damp cloth for cleaning.
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Always shut down the system prior connecting or disconnecting accessories, with the
exception of USB devices.
This symbol intends to alert the user to the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the
appliance.
This symbol intends to alert the user to the presence of unprotected “Dangerous
Voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be strong enough to cause a
risk of electric shock.
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Important Information
Before proceeding, please read and observe all instructions and warnings in this manual.
Retain this manual with the original bill of sale for future reference and, if necessary, warranty
service. When unpacking your unit, check for missing or damaged items. If any item is missing,
or if damage is evident, DO NOT INSTALL OR OPERATE THIS PRODUCT. Contact your
dealer for assistance.
Rack Mounting
Consult with the supplier or manufacturer of your equipment rack for the proper hardware and
procedure of mounting this product in a safe fashion. Avoid uneven loading or mechanical
instability when rack-mounting units. Make sure that units are installed to get enough airflow
for safe operation. The maximum temperature for rack-mounted units is 40 °C. Check product
label for power supply requirements to assure that no overloading of supply circuits or over
current protection occurs. Mains grounding must be reliable and uncompromised by any
connections.
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Table of Contents
1. Overview .......................................................................................................................7
2. System Setup................................................................................................................8
2.1 Position the Unit .....................................................................................................8
2.2 Select Video Format ...............................................................................................8
2.3 Connect Devices to the Unit ...................................................................................8
2.4 Rear Panel Connectors ..........................................................................................9
3. General System Setup ............................................................................................... 11
3.1 Front Panel Introduction ....................................................................................... 11
3.1.1 LED Definition............................................................................................ 11
3.1.2 Functional Keys .........................................................................................12
3.2 Enter OSD Setup Menu........................................................................................15
3.2.1 User Management .....................................................................................16
3.3 Power On / Shutdown the Unit .............................................................................17
3.4 System Date / Time Setting ..................................................................................18
3.4.1 Set Date / Time ..........................................................................................18
3.4.2 Daylight Saving Time .................................................................................19
3.4.3 Network Time Protocol Setup ....................................................................20
3.5 IP Camera Setting ................................................................................................21
3.5.1 IP Camera Information...............................................................................21
3.5.2 Connection Setup ......................................................................................22
3.5.3 Device Setup .............................................................................................23
3.5.4 Activated....................................................................................................23
3.5.5 Status.........................................................................................................23
3.6 Record Schedule / Quality Setting........................................................................24
3.6.1 Schedule Setup .........................................................................................24
3.6.2 Preset Record Configuration .....................................................................25
3.6.3 Per Camera Configuration .........................................................................25
3.6.4 Record Event Video Only ..........................................................................26
3.6.5 ezRecord Setup .........................................................................................26
3.6.6 Data Lifetime..............................................................................................27
3.6.7 Pre-Alarm Recording .................................................................................27
3.6.8 Circular Recording .....................................................................................28
3.6.9 Audio Recording ........................................................................................28
3.6.10 Purge Data.................................................................................................28
3.7 POS Setup ...........................................................................................................29
3.7.1 POS Function ............................................................................................29
3.7.2 POS Overlay..............................................................................................29
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3.7.3 Exception POS Setup ................................................................................30
3.7.4 Input Setup ................................................................................................31
4. Basic Operation ..........................................................................................................33
4.1 View Live / Playback Video ..................................................................................33
4.1.1 Viewing Modes ..........................................................................................33
4.1.2 Digital Zoom...............................................................................................34
4.1.3 View Live Cameras....................................................................................34
4.1.4 View Recorded Video ................................................................................34
4.2 Sequence Setup...................................................................................................36
4.2.1 Sequence with Main Monitor (1st and 2nd) ...............................................36
4.2.2 Sequence with Call Monitor .......................................................................36
4.3 Search Recorded Video .......................................................................................37
4.3.1 Search by Time..........................................................................................37
4.3.2 Calendar Search........................................................................................38
4.3.3 Smart Search.............................................................................................39
4.3.4 Search by Event ........................................................................................40
4.3.5 Search by Text ...........................................................................................41
4.4 Video Export.........................................................................................................42
4.4.1 Export from OSD Setup Menu ...................................................................42
4.4.1.1 Select the External Device ...........................................................42
4.4.1.2 Select Video for Exporting ............................................................43
4.4.1.3 Digital Signature ...........................................................................44
4.4.1.4 Erase Disc ....................................................................................44
4.4.2 Quick Video Export through Front Panel ...................................................44
4.4.2.1 ezBurn Introduction ......................................................................45
4.4.2.2 Export Normal Video ....................................................................45
4.4.2.3 Export Event Video.......................................................................46
4.5 Dome Control .......................................................................................................47
4.5.1 Dome Connection ......................................................................................47
4.5.2 Dome Protocol Setup.................................................................................47
4.5.3 RS485 Setup .............................................................................................48
4.5.4 Dome Controlling Key................................................................................48
4.5.5 Set Preset Points .......................................................................................50
4.5.6 Call Preset Points ......................................................................................51
4.6 Intercom Function.................................................................................................52
4.7 UPnP Function .....................................................................................................53
4.7.1 Setting Up the DVR and the PC.................................................................53
4.7.2 UPnP NAT Traversal Function ...................................................................54
4.8 System Log Exportation .......................................................................................54
5. Remote Monitoring Software.....................................................................................55
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5.1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements ...........................................................55
5.2 Software Installation .............................................................................................56
5.2.1 Change Internet Settings ...........................................................................56
5.2.2 Install Remote Monitoring Software ...........................................................58
5.2.2.1 Log in / Log off..............................................................................59
5.2.2.2 Software Upgrades.......................................................................60
5.3 Basic Operation for Monitoring Remotely .............................................................60
5.3.1 View Live Video .........................................................................................60
5.3.1.1 Select Display Mode.....................................................................61
5.3.1.2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control ..........................................61
5.3.2 Instant Recording.......................................................................................62
5.3.2.1 Record Video Instantly .................................................................62
5.3.2.2 Playback Instant Recorded Video ................................................62
5.3.3 Playback Video ..........................................................................................63
5.3.3.1 Playback Remote Video ...............................................................63
5.3.3.2 Playback Local *.drv Files ............................................................64
5.3.3.3 Playback Controls ........................................................................64
5.3.4 Verify Digital Signature ..............................................................................65
5.3.5 Search from Event List ..............................................................................65
5.3.6 Take a Snapshot ........................................................................................65
5.3.7 Health Status of HDD.................................................................................66
5.3.8 Normal and Dual Streams..........................................................................66
5.3.9 Remote Monitoring Software Trouble Shooting Guide...............................67
Appendix A: Recommended HDDs ................................................................................68
Appendix B: Remote Controller .....................................................................................69
Appendix C: USB Mouse Operation ...............................................................................71
Special Operations .......................................................................................................71
Appendix D: Keyboard Access Sketch ..........................................................................73
Appendix E: Simultaneous Output Options ..................................................................74
Appendix F: Jog / Shuttle Control ..................................................................................75
Appendix G: IP Camera Installation ...............................................................................76
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1.
Overview
The Premium H.264 DVR is an integrated digital video recorder that
combines the features of a time-lapse audio / video recorder, a multiplexer,
and a video server to create a single security solution.
Its outstanding pentaplex operation enables users to view live video, search
and playback any recorded video by date/time or event, remotely monitor the
unit via internet on PCs or mobile devices, and backup the configuration and
video data, MEANWHILE the recording of the DVR is ongoing simultaneously.
In addition to the new compression mode H.264, some of the Premium H.264
DVR is enhanced to provide MPEG-4 and MJPEG compression modes.
Moreover, its distinctive hybrid solution supports the coexistence of network
compatible IP devices and convenient analog connections. In addition to
these sophisticated functions, another marvelous implementation is the
brand-new experience of Graphical User Interface (GUI) that optimizes the
monitoring controls of the unit.
The Premium H.264 DVR is pre-installed with remote viewing and
configuration software, which is a Web-browser plug-in allowing users to view
live or recorded video images, and enables remote configuration. The remote
software is stored in the Premium H.264 DVR and deployed over a LAN,
WAN or Internet connection to remote Windows-based computers. This
simplifies the installation and maintenance of the software components so all
remote users are using the same software coming from the unit.
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2.
System Setup
The notices and introduction on system installation will be described
particularly in this chapter. Please follow the description to operate the unit.
In order to prevent the unit from data loss and system damage that caused by
a sudden power fluctuation, use of an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is
highly recommended.
2.1
Position the Unit
Firstly, note to position / mount the DVR in a proper place and be sure to
power off the unit before making any connections. The placed location should
avoid hindering or blocking the unit from airflow. Enough airflow is needed to
protect the unit from overheating. The maximum allowable temperature of
operating environment is 40°C.
The unit utilizes heat-conducting techniques to transfer internal heat to the
case, especially to the bottom side of the unit.
NOTE: Be sure the rubber feet are not removed, and always leave a
space for air ventilation on the unit’s bottom side.
2.2
Select Video Format
The DVR is designed to operate under either NTSC or PAL video formats.
The switch is positioned on the rear panel.
2.3
Connect Devices to the Unit
This section lists some notices that should be given before making any
connections to the DVR.
Connecting Required Devices
Before powering on the unit, cameras and a main monitor should be
connected to the unit for basic operation. If needed, connect a call monitor for
displaying full screen video of all installed cameras in sequence.
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Connecting Short-term Device
If any short-term devices shall be installed to the DVR as parts of the unit
system, such as USB ThumbDrive® or any USB devices, etc., make sure
those devices are connected only after the unit is powered on. The reason is
because the DVR can recognize the external devices only after the power-on
process is done completely.
2.4
Rear Panel Connectors
There are various connectors on the rear panel for the DVR installations. The
connectors are described as the followings.
Main Monitor (S-Video / BNC)
Both S-Video and BNC output connectors are
offered for connection to a main monitor. The main
monitor displays live image and playback recorded
video in full-screen or split-window format.
Call Monitor (BNC)
The call monitor is used to display full screen video of all installed cameras in
sequence. The BNC call monitor connector allows user to connect the DVR
with a call monitor.
VGA Output
VGA output connectors are offered for connecting
to VGA main monitors. Some models provide one
while other models provide two VGA connectors.
Digital Output
A digital output connector is provided for
connection to a displaying device that transfers
data digitally to show the best video quality.
NOTE: Refer to Appendix E: Simultaneous Output Options for
detailed information about monitor functionality.
Video Input
A group of BNC connectors is offered for video
input streams from installed cameras. The number
of connectors is equal to the number of channels.
Video Out
Plenty of BNC connectors are positioned on the rear panel for looping out the
video input.
RS-232C
The unit provides a RS-232C communication port
for sending and receiving signals.
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Alarm I/O & RS485
The unit provides alarm I/O and RS-485 ports that
offer users the flexibility required to connect the
unit to the other device. The definition for pins
varies when the DVRs have different channels.
Refer to Setup Guide for detailed pin definitions.
NAS
The NAS connector allows users to connect a
Network Attached Storage (NAS) device to expend
HDD capacity of the DVR.
LAN 10/100/1000M (RJ-45)
The DVR is capable of networking and it allows the
videos to be viewed over the LAN network or the
Internet by using the Internet Explorer.
USB Connector (x2)
There are two USB2.0 ports on the rear panel for
users to connect external USB devices to the unit,
such as ThumbDrive®, DVD+RW, or a USB mouse.
Audio Out (Optional)
The DVR provides two types of connectors for
connection to audio output devices, such as
amplified speakers. One is a RCA connector to
output audio associated with the main monitor. The
other is an optional terminal block providing
connections with all channels for the purpose of
two-way audio talk function. Refer to Setup Guide
for detailed pin definitions.
Audio In
A terminal block titled “AUDIO IN” provides
connections to audio source devices of all
channels for the purposes of audio recording and
two-way audio talk function as well. Refer to Setup
Guide for detailed pin definitions.
Power Switch
Use this switch to power on or shutdown the DVR.
Power Jack
Connect the power supply cord shipped with the
DVR.
NOTE: Use of other power supply cords may cause overloading.
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3.
General System Setup
Before operating the DVR, some general configuration should be setup first.
The following subsections will introduce function keys on the front panel and
general configuration of the DVR.
The regular displayed OSD information and its displayed positions are shown
as following figure. Title of the channel will be displayed on the top-left corner
of the window, either in full screen mode or in multiple channel mode. The
current operating mode, including Call mode, Dome Control mode, Playback
mode, Freeze mode and Sequence mode, will be displayed on the bottom-left
corner of the screen. The date/ time information will be display on the
bottom-right corner of the screen.
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Front Panel Introduction
The front panel controls enable users to control the unit and preset the
programmable functions.
3.1.1
LED Definition
The LEDs on the front panel of the DVR are described as follows.
Power LED
The LED lights up when the correct power is connected to the unit.
Network LED
The LED lights up when the DVR is connected to a network and
blinks when data is being transferred.
REC LED
The LED blinks while the DVR is recording.
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Alarm LED
The LED lights up when an alarm is triggered.
HDD LED
The LED lights up while the HDD is processing data to or from the
connected HDD.
3.1.2
Functional Keys
This section describes the functional keys, which are for normal operation, on
the front panel of the DVR.
Please refer to the Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of functional
keys.
CHANNEL
• In both Live and Playback modes, press the CHANNEL key to view the
corresponding video in full screen. The number of the CHANNEL keys
corresponds to the number of cameras supported by the unit.
• In Dome Control mode, the key “1” is used to access the Set/Go preset
menu; the key “2” is used to hide or display the dome camera setting
parameters.
COPY
In Playback mode, press COPY to select the start and end time of the export
video. Refer to section Video Export for detailed information.
CALL
• In Live mode, press this key once to control the call monitor. Alternatively,
press and hold this key for 3 seconds to control the 2nd main monitor.
• In Dome Control mode, press CALL in association with ENTER to enter
the OSD setup menu of the dome camera.
DOME
Press the key to enter Dome Control mode. Please refer to Section Dome
Control for detailed controlling operation.
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MODE
Press repeatedly to select desired main monitor display format. There are
four available view modes: full screen, 4-window (2×2), 9-windows (3x3) and
16-window (4×4). Refer to section Viewing Modes for detailed information.
PLAY
Press this key to switch between live image and playback video.
NOTE: The video of latest 5 ~ 10 minutes cannot be played back
because the video is still saved in the buffer.
FREEZE
• Press FREEZE while viewing live image, the live video will be frozen. The
date / time information shown on the monitor will continue updating, as
well as the recording of video. Press FREEZE again to return to live mode.
• Press FREEZE while playing the recorded video, the playback video will
be paused. Press LEFT / RIGHT to move the recorded video reverse /
forward by single step. Press FREEZE again to continue playing video.
SEQ (Sequence)
Press to start automatic sequence display of video from all installed cameras.
MENU
Press this key to enter the OSD setup menu.
SEARCH
In both Playback and Live mode, press SEARCH to enter the Search menu
for searching and playing back recorded video by date / time, event, or text.
Direction Keys
• In Zoom mode, these keys function as Direction keys.
• In the OSD setup menu, the LEFT / RIGHT keys are used to move the
cursor to previous or next fields. To change the value in the selected field,
press UP / DOWN keys.
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ENTER / ZOOM
• In OSD setup menu or selection interface, press this key to make the
selection or save settings.
• In live full screen viewing mode, press this key to view a 2× zoom image;
press it again to return.
ESC
• Press to cancel or exit from certain mode or OSD setup menu without
changing the settings made previously.
• If the password protection has been enabled, press ESC for five seconds
to lock up the function of certain keys, including PLAY, MENU, SEARCH,
and DOME. Once users lock up the function of these keys, correct
password must be entered before accessing the functions of these keys.
NOTE: Please go to the <Password> menu to enable or disable the
password protection.
JOG / SHUTTLE (for specified models)
The jog/shuttle knob, shown as the figure on
the right, is a combination of a shuttle ring with
an embedded jog disk. It provides wide latitude
in playback control. Note that the jog/shuttle
knob is active only when the DVR is in
Playback mode.
Please refer to Appendix F: Jog / Shuttle
Control for further information.
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3.2
Enter OSD Setup Menu
The configuration of the DVR can be customized through the intuitive
Graphical User Interface (GUI) OSD setup menu. Collaborating with a USB
mouse, setting up the DVR can be easy as operating on a PC. Press MENU
and select an account to login.
The next step is to enter a corresponding password. The preset password for
the administrator account “admin” is “1234”.
NOTE: It is strongly suggested to change the preset password to
prevent unauthorized access to the unit.
An icon displayed at the status bar will show the authority level of the account.
Under logout condition, the icon will show “N”. When an account is logged in,
its authority level number (1~8) will be shown.
Before completely logout, other functions can also be accessed without
having to login again. There are two ways to logout: manually logout by
pressing ESC key at Live mode, or auto logout when keys are not pressed for
5 minutes at Live/ Menu mode.
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3.2.1
User Management
The DVR provides the option to create up to seven sets of usernames and
passwords with customized authority, excluding the preset “admin” account.
From the Main Menu, select <System Setup> Æ <User Management> and
the menu is as the following:
User Management
Password Protection
Account Setup
Authority Setup
Load Default Setting
On
No
Password Protection
Select <ON> to request for username and password for accessing functions
listed in Authority Setup menu, or select <OFF> to allow free access.
Account Setup
Setup customized username, password, and authority level in this menu. The
username is case sensitive. The authority level rank from level 1~8, and level
8 has highest authority. Alternatively, select <Disable> to stop using the
account.
NOTE: The username and authority level of the preset administrator
account “admin” cannot be changed.
Authority Setup
Setup the allowed authority level for accessing the functions listed in this
menu. The functions include: Playback/Search, Dome Control, Call Control,
Export Data, Menu Access, System Setup, Monitor Setup, Camera Setup,
Record Setup, Sequence Setup, Event Setup, Database Setup, Configuration,
POS Setup, and Shutdown. The authority level rank from level 1~8, and level
8 has highest authority. Alternatively, select <Disable> to allow free access.
NOTE: The “Menu Access” cannot be set to <Disable>.
When the account does not have authority to access certain functions, an
error message will be displayed on the screen.
Load Default Setting
Select <Yes> to load the default setting.
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3.3
Power On / Shutdown the Unit
If the DVR must be shutdown for any reason, please use the proper shutdown
and power on procedures to avoid damaging the DVR.
To Power On the Unit:
Check the type of power source before plug in the power cord to the DVR (the
acceptable power input is between AC110V ~ AC240V), and power on the
unit using the power switch on the rear panel.
The color bar and system checking information will be shown on the monitor
and then disappear when the unit has been completely powered up.
To Restart / Shutdown the Unit:
Press MENU and input the username and password that has sufficient
authority to access the OSD setup menu. Select <Shutdown> in Main Menu
and press ENTER to enter the Shutdown menu, which displays as follows.
Shutdown
Power Off
Reboot
Power Off
Select this item to shut down the unit. Do not remove the power during shut
down until the message “You can safely turn off DVR now!” displays.
Reboot
Select this item to reboot the unit. The color bar and system checking
information are displayed on the monitor until the unit is completely restarted.
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3.4
System Date / Time Setting
Users can set the current date, time and other OSD parameters in Date/Time
menu (under System Setup menu). The login account should have authority
to access the System Setup menu. In OSD setup menu, select <System
Setup> and press ENTER, then select <Date/Time> to access the Date/Time
menu; the menu displays as follows.
Date/Time
Date
Time
Time Zone
Date/Time Display
Date Display Mode
Time Display Mode
Daylight Saving Time Setup
Network Time Protocol Setup
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Y/M/D
24 HR
Set Date / Time
Set Date / Time
Select <Date>, or <Time> and press ENTER for adjusting the settings. LEFT /
RIGHT keys are used to move the cursor to previous or next field, ENTER is
for selecting, and UP / DOWN are used to change the value in the selected
field.
NOTE: The new date / time setting applies to record new video. The
date and time of previously recorded video will not be changed.
NOTE: If time settings have to be changed in any case, it is strongly
recommended to format the HDDs to avoid database corruption.
Date / Time Display
Users are allowed to set the time OSD displays in 1 row or 2 rows. Use the
UP / DOWN keys to change the setting.
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Date Display Mode
This function allows user to set the OSD display type of the date. There are
three options to select from: <Y/M/D>, <M/D/Y> or <D/M/Y>. “Y” represents
“Year”, “M” represents “Month” and “D” represents “Day”.
Move to the item and press ENTER, the option starts blinking. Use UP /
DOWN keys to change the setting.
Time Display Mode
User can set the time format to <12 hour> or <24 hour>. Use the UP / DOWN
keys to change the format.
3.4.2
Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time
The item is for people who live in certain regions to observe Daylight Saving
Time. Select <ON> to enable, or <OFF> to disable the function.
If the function is disabled, the DST Start / End time and DST Bias will be
grayed out and cannot be accessed.
NOTE: If this function is enabled, the date/time information will be
shown on the screen with a DST icon when playing back recorded
video or searching video in the event list. “S” indicates summer time
and “W” indicates wintertime.
DST Start / End
The items are used to program the daylight saving duration. Use LEFT /
RIGHT keys to move the cursor to the next or previous field, UP / DOWN to
change the settings in the selected field.
DST Bias
The item allows user to set the amount of time to move forward from the
standard time for daylight saving time. The available options are in minutes.
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3.4.3
Network Time Protocol Setup
Time Zone
Select <Time Zone> to enter the time zone. To find out the correct local time
zone, please visit www.greenwichmeantime.com or refer to the following
figure.
NOTE: The <Time Zone> must be set to the correct local time zone or
the <Network Time Protocol Setup> will not be accessible.
Network Time Protocol Setup
After entering the time zone, the <Network Time Protocol Setup> option will
appear. Select the <Network Time Protocol Setup> to set the NTP server.
The default NTP server is time.nist.gov, but the user can change it to other
NTP servers when desired. A list of IP addresses of the NTP servers is listed
below.
129.6.15.28
132.163.4.102
192.43.244.18
206.246.118.250
207.200.81.113
129.6.15.29
132.163.4.103
131.107.1.10
208.184.49.9
64.236.96.53
132.163.4.101
128.138.140.44
69.25.96.13
64.125.78.85
68.216.79.113
After the time server is set, select <Manually Time Sync> to sync the time.
The time sync can also be updated periodically. Select <Automatically Time
Sync>, and the time will be automatically synced once an hour.
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3.5
IP Camera Setting
The distinctive hybrid solution of the DVR enables users to connect IP
camera(s) while others are analog cameras. First enter the OSD setup menu
with a proper account and access <System Setup> Æ <IP Camera Support>
to select the number of IP cameras to be connected. The supported channels
of IP cameras will be from the largest numbers, for example CH16 for 16ch
models.
NOTE: The DVR must be rebooted in order to apply the change of IP
Camera Support option.
To configure setting of an IP camera, access <Camera Setup> and select the
channel with the largest number. The menu will be shown as follows.
IP Camera
IP Camera Select
IP Camera Title
Search Via UPnP
Hostname/IP
Model
Connection Setup
Device Setup
Activated
Status
CH16
CH16
X.X.X.X
NH Series
No
NOTE: If the IP camera is already activated, menu items 3 to 6 will be
grayed out and cannot be accessed.
3.5.1
IP Camera Information
IP Camera Title
Access this item to enter the name of the IP camera to be shown on the
monitor.
Search Via UPnP
If the IP camera is UPnP compatible and is in the local area network, select
this item and press ENTER to automatically search for the IP camera
attached to the DVR.
Hostname/IP
Access this item to enter the hostname or IP address of the IP camera, for
example 192.168.1.123.
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Model
Access this item to select the model of the connected IP camera.
3.5.2
Connection Setup
Enter <Connection Setup> to configure the connection and data transmission
setting of the connected IP Camera. The menu will be shown as below.
Connection Setup
Account
Password
Management Port
Streaming Format
Advance Streaming Option
Streaming Port
Streaming Protocol
IP Dome Protocol
****
****
80
MPEG4
OFF
554
RTP+RTSP
NONE
Account / Password
Access these two items to enter a valid account name and password of the
connected IP camera.
Management Port
Access this item to enter the default port of the IP camera.
Streaming Format
Access this item to select the streaming format, <MPEG4>, <MJPEG> or
<H264>, of the IP camera.
Advance Streaming Option
Select <OFF> and the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol will be set
automatically according to the camera model selected. Alternatively, select
<ON> to manually set the Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol.
Streaming Port
Access this item to enter the streaming port, for transmitting video and related
commands, of the IP camera.
Streaming Protocol
Access this item to select the streaming protocol of the IP camera. The option
includes <RTP+RTSP>, <RTP/RTSP>, <RTP/RTSP/HTTP>, and <HTTP>.
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NOTE: Please contact manufacturer of the IP camera for assistance if
the IP camera’s Management Port / Streaming Port / Streaming Format
/ Streaming Protocol are unknown.
IP Dome Protocol
If the connected device is an IP Dome Camera, then select an appropriate IP
Dome Protocol from the provided options.
3.5.3
Device Setup
Enter <Device Setup> to configure the basic settings of the IP camera. The
basic settings include the IP camera’s product name, image quality, image
adjustment, etc. Set the item <Apply> to <Yes> to apply the changes.
NOTE: The <Device Setup> menu may have fewer or more menu
items according to different IP camera models.
3.5.4
Activated
Access this item and select <Yes> to activate the connection to the IP camera.
To deactivate the connection, select <No>.
NOTE: Once the connection to the IP camera is activated, menu items
<Hostname/IP>, <Model>, and <Connection Setup> will be grayed out
and cannot be accessed.
3.5.5
Status
After the connection to the IP camera is activated, users can check the
connection status. The menu will be shown as below.
Status
Model
Streaming Format
Resolution
PPS
Bandwidth
Pkg. lost rate
****
MPEG4
640x480
10
20 KB/Sec
0.1%
The information shown on the monitor is “read only”.
NOTE: For an example of step-by-step IP camera setup, please refer
to Appendix G: IP Camera Installation.
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3.6
Record Schedule / Quality Setting
The Record Setup menu allows users to set recording quality, recording
schedules, and other recording parameters. Login with a proper account to
access Record Setup menu. In the Main menu, move the cursor to <Record
Setup> and press ENTER; the following menu is displayed.
Record Setup
Record Mode Setup
Schedule Setup
Preset Config
Per Camera Config
ezRecord Setup
Data Lifetime
Pre-Alarm Recording
Circular Recording
Audio Recording
Purge Data
3.6.1
Best Quality
0 Days
15 Sec
On
On
Schedule Setup
The Schedule Setup is used to set the day and night time, or weekend
recording schedule. Select <Schedule Setup> from the Record Setup menu
and press ENTER; the following menu is displayed.
Schedule Setup
Day Time Start
Day Time End
Night Time Start
Night Time End
Weekend Schedule
Weekend Start
Weekend End
06:00
18:00
18:00
06:00
On
Fri 18:00
Mon 06:00
• Make appropriate changes of the start time of Day and Night Time using
Direction keys.
• Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to cancel.
• If a weekend record is required, select <ON> to enable the Weekend
Schedule in advance and then set the Weekend Start/End time.
• Press ESC to return to previous page.
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3.6.2
Preset Record Configuration
The <Preset Config> is used to select the preset recording quality and frame
rate. In normal circumstances, it is strongly recommended to set the preset
configuration as <Best Quality>. Below table shows the PPS and picture size
under <Best Quality> in Half-D1 mode. Please refer to OSD Setup Manual,
Section Preset Record Configuration for further information.
Half-D1 mode (NTSC: 720x240@240PPS; PAL: 720x288@200PPS)
Normal PPS
Normal Size
Event PPS
Event Size
15 NTSC
(12.5 PAL)
3.6.3
30 NTSC
(25 PAL)
12 KB / Pic
12 KB / Pic
Per Camera Configuration
This function is used to set the Day / Night / Weekend PPS (Picture per
Second) and Quality for each channel. The Preset Configuration must be set
to <OFF> for accessing these schedules. The menu is displayed as below
(Record Mode: 720×240@240PPS in NTSC / 720×288@200PPS in PAL).
Per Camera Config
Cameral Select
Normal PPS
Normal Qlty
Event Max PPS
Event Qlty
Event Act
Day
15
Mid
30
Best
Both
Night
15
Mid
30
Best
Both
CH1
Weekend
15
Mid
30
Best
Both
• First, select a Camera for setting its record configuration. The image and
recording settings from the selected camera will be displayed on the
screen.
•
•
•
•
Move the cursor using Direction keys and press ENTER to select an item.
Change the value using UP / DOWN keys.
Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort.
Press ESC to return to Record Setup menu.
Please note that the total normal PPS for all channels cannot exceed 240
NTSC (720×240@240PPS) / 200 PAL (720×288@200PPS). To increase one
channel’s PPS, others’ may have to be reduced first. Event PPS is not
restricted to this rule, since a smart event scheduler will handle the total PPS
with a correct weighting.
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3.6.4
Record Event Video Only
If the DVR shall start recording only when alarms are triggered, follow the
steps below:
• Enter the OSD setup menu with correct password.
• In the OSD setup menu, select <Record Setup> menu. Move the cursor to
the item <Preset Config>, and select <Event only>.
Refer to OSD Setup Manual, Section Preset Record Configuration for
further information.
3.6.5
ezRecord Setup
This item aims to ease the complicated record settings, and to make the
setup much easier. Note that the item can be reached only when <ezRecord>
is selected as the option for <Preset Config>.
Select <ezRecord Setup> from <Record Setup> and press ENTER, the
sub-menu appears as below figure:
ezRecord Setup
How Many Days To Record
Daytime Record
Night Record
Weekend Record
Record Info
Average Normal PPS
Average Normal Quality
11 Days
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Best
Follow these steps to Setup ezRecord:
• Select <How Many Days To Record> and press ENTER, then press
UP/DOWN to choose an option. The average normal PPS & Quality will
be adjusted automatically. The maximum of days depends of the size of
the installed HDD(s). In other words, the larger the size of the HDD
installed, the more days the unit can record.
• Move to <Daytime Record> and press ENTER. This item will determine
whether the DVR will record during daytime. If yes, use UP/DOWN to
select <Yes> as to enable daytime recording; or select <No> to disable.
• Repeat the same procedures through the 3rd and 4th item, respectively.
Note that <Weekend Record> will be inaccessible if <Weekend Schedule>
in <Schedule Setup> is set to <No>.
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• Select <Average Normal PPS> and press ENTER, then press UP/DOWN
to make a choice. The <How Many Days To Record> will be computed
automatically.
• Select <Average Normal Quality> and press ENTER, then press
UP/DOWN to make a choice. The <How Many Days To Record> will be
computed automatically.
NOTE: The current number of connected cameras will affect the
recording quality automatically calculated through the <ezRecord
Setup>. Therefore, once the number of connected cameras is
changed, the <ezRecord Setup> should be reset.
3.6.6
Data Lifetime
Data Lifetime indicates the duration that a video is saved and recallable in the
HDD. Only those video recorded within Data Lifetime can be displayed on the
screen and played back. The video exceeded Data Lifetime will be hidden
and cannot be retrieved for playback.
Press ENTER to select this item in Record Setup menu, and then use UP /
DOWN keys to set the data lifetime. The value ranges from <1> to <365>
days, or select <0> to disable the function.
NOTE: To play back a video exceeding the data lifetime, please extend
the duration until the recording data / time of the video is included.
3.6.7
Pre-Alarm Recording
This item is used to set the recording duration of pre-alarm video. The
pre-alarm recording function aims to allow the user to view a complete event
video. What user can view is not only the video recorded after the alarm is
triggered, but also the video recorded few seconds before the alarm is
triggered.
When an event is triggered while normal recording is in effect, the unit will
start copying the pre-alarm and the post-alarm video to the event video. The
pre-alarm duration can be set from 0~30 seconds.
The quality of the pre-alarm video is the same as the quality setting for normal
record video; and the quality of the post-alarm video is the same as the
quality setting for event record video.
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3.6.8
Circular Recording
Users can choose to record video in circular mode or in linear mode. If
circular mode is selected, the DVR will stores new video into the HDD spaces
while overwrite the oldest recorded video. Alternatively, if linear mode is
selected, the DVR will stop recording when the HDD is full. In the meantime,
the internal buzzer will start beeping and a message will be shown on the
screen informing users that the disk is full.
From the Record Setup menu, move the cursor to <Circular Recording> and
press ENTER, then select <ON> / <OFF> using UP / DOWN keys.
3.6.9
Audio Recording
This item allows user to enable / disable Audio recording function of the unit.
When it’s set to <ON>, audio input is recorded and saved with the video.
When it’s set to <OFF>, audio is ignored.
3.6.10
Purge Data
This item is used to delete the Normal or Event recording video. In Record
Setup menu, move the cursor to <Purge Data> and press ENTER; the Purge
Data menu is displayed.
Purge Data
Purge All Data
Purge All Event Data
Purge Event Before
Start To Purge
No
No
1 Jan 2009
No
Purge All Data
The item is used to delete all recorded video from the database. Set this item
to <Yes using UP / DOWN keys, and start the deletion by setting <Start To
Purge> to <Yes>.
Purge All Event Data
The item is used to delete all event video from database(s). Using UP /
DOWN keys to select <Yes> and start the deletion by setting <Start To Purge>
to <Yes>.
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Purge Event Before
The item is used to delete event video before a specific date. Use LEFT /
RIGHT keys to move the cursor to next or previous field, ENTER to select the
item and UP / DOWN to adjust the value.
Start To Purge
After the video or data to be deleted are selected, set this item to <Yes> to
start the deletion or choose <No> to cancel.
3.7
POS Setup
The <POS Setup> function provides a connection between the DVR and a
Point-of-Sale (POS) device, such as a cash register. With this function, the
financial transaction data can be linked to specific camera images and
recorded to the DVR. To enable this function, enter OSD setup menu with
proper account, and select <POS Setup>. Press Enter and the following OSD
setup menu will show up.
POS Setup
POS Function
POS Overlay
Exception POS Setup
Input Setup
3.7.1
On
Live & PB
POS Function
This item is used to enable/ disable this function. Select <On>, the text
database will be created on the hard disk.
3.7.2
POS Overlay
Users can decide when the POS overlay should be displayed on the monitor.
Select <Only Live> to display the POS overlay in Live mode; select <Only
PB> to display the POS overlay in Playback mode; or select <Live & PB> to
display in both modes.
NOTE: POS overlay will only be displayed in full screen mode.
NOTE: PB overlay is available only under x1 PB speed.
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3.7.3
Exception POS Setup
This sub-menu is used to define the conditions that are to be treated as an
“Exception” and thus trigger an action (the function will be implemented later).
Exception POS Setup
Exception No.
Trigger
Exception String
By Numerals
Value
Value (Upper Limit)
1
On
NO SALE
OFF
Exception No.
Select a number to set the exception parameters. The total is 16 exceptions.
Trigger
Select <On> to monitor if transactions satisfy exception parameters. Once an
exceptions is found, alarm will be triggered.
Exception String
Users can define Exception String. The “Exception String” is case-sensitive.
Only exactly matched ones will be marked as exceptions.
By Numerals
“Exception String” must be defined before “By Numerals” takes effect. If “By
Numerals” is enabled, only transactions which meet both “Exception String”
and “By Numerals” creteria will be marked as exceptions.
The selections are as the following:
<OFF>: The function is disabled.
<Specific>: When the value of a transaction meets a specific value, it will be
marked as an exception. That specific value need to be defined
in the following sub-setting <Value>.
<Greater Equal Than>: When the value of a transaction is greater then or
equal to a certain value, it will be marked as an
exception. That specific value need to be defined in
the following sub-setting <Value>.
<Less Equal Than>: When the value of a transaction is less than or equal to
a certain value, it will be marked as an exception. That
specific value need to be defined in the following
sub-setting <Value>.
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<Inside The Range>: When the value of a transaction is within a certain
range, it will be marked as an exception. The range
need to be defined in the following sub-setting
<Value> and <Value (Upper Limit)>.
<Outside the Range>: When the value of a transaction is beyond a certain
range, it will be marked as an exception. The range
need to be defined in the following sub-setting
<Value> and <Value (Upper Limit)>.
NOTE: Transactions will be marked as exceptions in text database
only when: (1) “Exception Strings” and “By Numerals” are set and (2)
“Trigger” is <ON>. The data stored before hand will not be marked as
exceptions.
3.7.4
Input Setup
This item is used to configure the connection settings of the POS device.
Input Setup
Port Selection
Input Source
Camera Selection
Text Filter
Manual Filter Setup
Input Process
Text Baud Rate
Text Bits
Text Stop
Text Parity
Serial Port
Direct Connected
1
ASCII
Canonical
9600
8
1
None
Port Selection
It is essential to select a correct port for the POS device. Meanwhile, make
sure the POS device is connected to the port selected.
Input Source
Select the input source of the POS device, either direct connected or
connected with the Data Converter.
Camera Selection
Select a camera to display the text overlay.
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Text Filter
This item is used to choose the text filter. The supported models for pole
display and printer are listed as below.
Pole Display
Cache Technology VFD-202T
Citizen C2202
Digipos CD5220
Emax Pole Display
Epson DM-D Series
Logic Controls LD9000
Logic Controls PD3000
Logic Controls PD6000
Logic Controls TD3000
Magellan
Partnertech CD5220
Posiflex ICD-2002
Posiflex PD 302
Posiflex PD 303
Posiflex PD-2100
Posiflex PD-2200
POS-X Xp8000
Scales
Sibnet
STAR SCD400-PD
Soteke VFD2025
Soteke VFD2029
TEC
Toledo 8217
TYSSO VFD Series
Ultimate Technology PD1100XL
Wedderburn DS-770
Printer
Citizen CBM-1000 II
Citizen CT-S300
Dell T200
Epson TM-T88II/TM-T88III/TM-T88IV
Epson TM-T90
Epson TM-930 II
Epson RP-U420
IBM SureMark TF6
IBM SureMark TM6
Ithaca iTherm 280
Ithaca POSJet 1000
POS-X Xr500
Samsung SRP350
Sensor TP-288
Star TSP100 futurePRNT
Star TSP600
Star TSP700
Star TSP800
TPG (Axiohm) A794
WP-520(ESC/POS)
POS Machine
Acula AQ-812
IBM SurePOS 700
Samsung ER-380M
Samsung ER-655
Senor POS
Manual Filter Setup
Once enter the Manual Filter Setup menu, users should key in hexadecimal
digits. The menu of the item is shown as follows.
Manual Filter Setup
Header 1
Header 2
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Input Process
If a pole display from a PC based POS device will be used, select
<Canonical>. <Non-Canonical> is to be selected when using a Pole Display
from a Standalone POS device.
Text Baud Rate, Bit, Stop, Parity
To setup the baud rate, bit, stop, and parity of RS232 which connects the POS
device and DVR.
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4.
Basic Operation
The DVR allows user to access some general operations through the front
panel easily. The following sections introduce the general operations of the
unit.
4.1
View Live / Playback Video
The general functions in live and playback mode are described in the
following sections.
4.1.1
Viewing Modes
The DVR provides versatile ways of viewing both live and recorded video.
Following presents these view formats.
Viewing in Full Screen
Press any CHANNEL key directly to view the corresponding camera image in
full screen format.
Viewing in Multi-window
Various multi-window view formats are offered for selection. To switch
between available viewing formats, press MODE repeatedly.
The available view formats are illustrated as the following figure.
NOTE: 3x3 viewing mode is only available in 8-ch and 16-ch models,
whereas 4x4 viewing mode is only available in 16-ch models.
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4.1.2
Digital Zoom
Users are able to view a 2× full screen in live mode. To view the 2× full screen,
follow the steps.
• Press any CHANNEL key to view the corresponding camera in full screen.
• Press ENTER to view 2× zoomed screen of the selected camera.
• To view a specific area in 2× zoomed screen, use Direction keys to pan /
tilt the zoomed screen.
• Either press ENTER again or press ESC to leave the Zoom mode.
4.1.3
View Live Cameras
Users are allowed to view live camera in versatile viewing modes, including
full-screen, 2×2, 3×3 and 4×4. The general operation under live mode is
described as follows.
Freeze Live Image
Press FREEZE while viewing live image, the image pauses but the date / time
information does not, and the system clock continues running.
Press FREEZE to pause the live image; press FREEZE again to resume the
live camera view.
4.1.4
View Recorded Video
To view recorded video, user can press PLAY key directly. After pressing the
PLAY key, the unit starts to continue playing back the recorded video from the
suspended point of record. If it is the first time to use the PLAY key, the unit
will playback from the very beginning of the record. Alternatively, user can
select records from the Search menu to play specific video. Refer to section
Search Recorded Video for further information.
The Forward or Reverse speed indicator will be shown on the bottom-left of
the screen, when in the playback mode.
The general operations in playback mode are described as follows.
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Key Usage in Playback
The key usage is slightly different in playback mode. Following is the key
usage found in playback mode.
z
LEFT (Reverse Playback)
The key is used to reverse the recorded video while the unit is playing
back. Press the key repeatedly to increase the speed of reverse
playback by 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×, or 32×.
z
RIGHT (Forward Playback)
The key is used to play the recorded video fast forward. Press the key
repeatedly to increase the speed of forward playback by 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×,
16×, or 32×.
z
FREEZE
Press FREEZE to pause the playback video. When the recorded video is
paused, press LEFT / RIGHT to resume playback video single step
reverse / forward, respectively. Press FREEZE again to continue playing
video.
z
PLAY
Press it to start playing back video, exit current mode, or stop playing
back video and return to live mode.
Pause Playback and Single Step Forward
To pause and resume recorded video, follow these steps.
• Press any CHANNEL key to view the corresponding camera in full screen.
• Press FREEZE to pause the current playback image.
• Press RIGHT / LEFT Direction keys to move the video single step reverse
/ forward. Press and hold RIGHT / LEFT keys to repeatedly reverse /
forward the video single step.
• Press FREEZE again to resume the playback operation.
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4.2
Sequence Setup
This section introduces the way to view sequence mode with both Main
Monitor and Call Monitor, if connected. Sequence function can avoid manual
backtracking and provides more flexibility while monitoring surveillance.
4.2.1
Sequence with Main Monitor (1st and 2nd)
Automatic sequence function can be observed in any view mode. Select
certain view format and press SEQ to toggle the automatic sequence; press
ESC to stop sequencing. The figure below displays the 4-camera and
9-camera sequencing view modes.
4-camera:
9-camera:
(for 16ch models only)
4.2.2
Sequence with Call Monitor
Users are allowed to use the front panel of the DVR to control a call monitor
display without having to access the Main menu. Two viewing modes can be
displayed on call monitor: Sequence display and Single camera display. To
program the call monitor sequence, see OSD Setup Manual, Section
Sequence Setup.
Follow the steps to control the call monitor.
• Press the CALL key on the front panel to enter call monitor control mode.
The message “Call Mode” will be shown on the bottom-left of the screen.
Press 1-16 Key To Select Channel
Press SEQ To Enable Sequence
• Press CHANNEL key to display the associated camera on call monitor.
• Alternatively, press SEQ repeatedly to display the sequence of cameras
previously programmed in Call Monitor Schedule menu.
• Press ESC to return the front panel to Main monitor control mode.
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4.3
Search Recorded Video
The DVR is capable of searching and playing back recorded video by date /
time, events, or text. To search by time, select a specific date and time of the
wanted video or enter Calendar Search. To search by event, select channels
to display the event list.
In live or playback mode, press SEARCH to enter the Search menu, which is
shown as follows.
Search
---------------------------Search By Time--------------------------1 Nov 2009 16:45:36
From:
11 Nov 2009 08:15:12
End:
10 Nov 2009 04:19:03
Select:
Begin Playback
Calendar Search
Smart Search
--------------------------Search By Event-------------------------Select Channel:
CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4 All
Event List
None
---------------------------Search By Text--------------------------Text Query Page
NOTE: “Search By Text” only functions when a POS machine is
connected and text data is stored.
4.3.1
Search by Time
Follow the steps to search video by date and time.
• Press SEARCH to enter the Search menu.
• Move the cursor to “From” and press ENTER will start playing recorded
video from the specified “From” time.
• Move the cursor to “End” and press ENTER will start playing recorded
video from the specified “End” time.
• Move the cursor to “Select” and press LEFT/RIGHT keys to choose date/
time. Press ENTER and adjust the values by UP/DOWN keys.
• Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort.
• Move the cursor to <Begin Playback> and press ENTER to start playing
back the selected video.
• Press PLAY again to return to live video.
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NOTE: If there is no available recorded video that matches the
specified time and date, the unit starts to playback from the next
available video.
NOTE: The date/time information will be shown on the screen with
a DST icon if the Daylight Saving Time function is enabled. “S”
indicates summer time and “W” indicates winter time.
4.3.2
Calendar Search
Follow the steps below to search recorded video via Calendar Search.
• Press SEARCH button to enter the Search menu.
• Move the cursor to <Calendar Search> and press ENTER. A calendar will
be shown as below.
Calendar Search
------------------------------ Date/Time -----------------------------←
November 2009
→
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
Fri
Sat
44
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
6
7
45
2
3
4
5
1
46
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
47
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
48
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
49
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
-------------------------- Search By Time --------------------------From/End
From End
Select
4 Nov 2009 06:19:45
Begin Playback
• Move the cursor to year/ month and press ENTER. Then press UP/DOWN
keys to adjust the value and press ENTER again to confirm.
• Move the cursor and press ENTER to select any date shown in bold and
underlined font. The bar below the calendar will change according to the
recorded data of the selected date.
• Then select preferred time from the time bar. Alternatively, move the
cursor to the time shown at the bottom. Press ENTER and adjust the
values of hour/ minute/ second via UP/DOWN keys.
• The <From> and <End> buttons allows users to playback video from the
beginning or end of the database.
• Note that the time blocks highlighted in red represent events occurred.
• Select <Begin Playback> and press ENTER to start playing back selected
video.
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4.3.3
Smart Search
Smart Search allows users to search for recorded videos according to specific
date/time, channel, and monitoring area. Follow the steps below to search
recorded video via Smart Search.
• Press SEARCH button to enter the Search menu.
• Move the cursor to <Smart Search> and press ENTER. The Smart Search
menu will be displayed as below.
Smart Search
From:
End:
Select Channel
Select Search Area
Search Sensitivity
Search Threshold
Interval
Smart Search List
11/04/09 3:40 AM
11/04/09 3:55 AM
CH01
77%
50%
60 Sec
• Specify the From/End time to search for recorded video within the period.
• Choose a channel for smart search.
• Setup the monitoring area followiing the special operation described in
Appendix C: USB Mouse Operation.
• Specify detection sensitivity and threshold according to environment and
required application.
• The time interval specified here will be time segment of smart search. That
means, if the total time period is 10 minutes, and the time interval is 60
seconds, then there will be 10 time segments. Therefore, if video satisfied
the smart search criteria is found in the 4th segment, only the 4th segment
video will be reported on the Smart Search List.
• When the criteria are all set, select <Smart Search List> and press
ENTER to start the smart search.
When the Smart Search List is displayed, use Direction keys to scan through
the list. Press ENTER to playback any desired item, or press ESC to exit the
list.
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4.3.4
Search by Event
“Event List” allows users to search wanted video by event. The Event List is
displayed as below:
Date Time
2008/03/17 11:26:50
2008/03/17 09:53:03
2008/03/16 16:14:42
2008/03/15 03:45:31
2008/03/12 22:27:56
2008/03/12 10:09:29
2008/03/11 12:18:20
2008/03/10 05:16:00
2008/03/08 17:11:37
2008/03/08 16:29:10
2008/03/08 03:22:17
Event List
Ch
2
5
3
1
1
7
6
4
2
8
2
Type
Motion
Alarm
Alarm
Motion
Alarm
Motion
Motion
Alarm
Motion
Motion
Alarm
The list displays events by date, time, triggered camera and alarm type. As
some events are deleted, others are displayed. The latest recorded event
video will be listed on the top.
Follow these steps to search event video through Event List:
• Press SEARCH to enter the Search menu.
• To search event video that has been recorded on a specific camera, use
LEFT / RIGHT to move the cursor and press ENTER to select or de-select
a channel.
• Move the cursor to <Event List> and press ENTER to list the event video
of the selected channels. The Event List displays.
• To exit the event list, press ESC.
Follow the steps to playback video from Event List.
• Press and hold UP / DOWN to scroll through the Event List.
• Press ENTER to play back the selected event record.
• Press PLAY to return to live mode.
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4.3.5
Search by Text
When a POS device is connected to the DVR, users can search for videos
with text data. The “Text Query Page” is displayed as below:
Text Query Page
OFF
By Text
Item
Item
OFF
By Numerals
Value
Value (Upper Limit)
OFF
By Date/Time
2008/01/01 AM00:00:00
From:
2008/05/01 AM00:00:00
To:
OFF
By Channel
Text Query List
There are three ways to search: by text, by numerals, or by text and numerals.
In the mean time, date/time and/or channel can be specified to narrow down
range, thus the search will be faster. Refer to below for search options.
By Text:
• Exception: Search for video with data containing the exception string set
in the OSD setup menu.
• OR: Enter two sets of word strings. Search for videos with data containing
EITHER ONE of the word strings.
• AND: Enter two sets of word strings. Search for videos with data
containing BOTH of the word strings.
• Specific: Specify one set of word string. Search for videos with data
containing the specific word string.
By Numerals:
• Outside The Range: Enter two numbers to specify a range. Search for
videos with data containing number(s) out of the range.
• Inside The Range: Enter two numbers to specify a range. Search for
videos with data containing number(s) within the range.
• Less Equal Than: Enter one number. Search for videos with data
containing number(s) less than or equal to the specific number.
• Greater Equal Than: Enter one number. Search for videos with data
containing number(s) greater than or equal to the specific number.
• Specific: Specify a number. Search for videos with data containing the
specific number.
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4.4
Video Export
The following sections will show how to export video through the OSD setup
menu and through the hot keys positioned on the front panel, respectively.
Note that the system log will keep records of all video exportations, including
duration, start time, and end time.
4.4.1
Export from OSD Setup Menu
The Video Export menu enables only the accounts with proper authority to
export recorded video with digital signature to a USB ThumbDrive® or a
DVD+RW drive. Login with a proper account to export video.
The exported video will be named by the exporting date and time, and
classified by event type. Each recorded video will be exported into four files if
digital signature is required, including *.gpg, *.avi (or *.drv), *.sig and
readme.txt.
Make sure an external storage device is available and connected to the
appropriate port for video export. From the Main menu, select <Video Export>
and press ENTER. The menu is displayed as below.
Video Export
Select Device
Select Ch:
Ch1 Ch2 Ch3 Ch4
All
None
1 Nov 2009 07:50:05
11 Nov 2009 03:09:18
From:
To:
Select Events
Data Type
Export Format
Digital Signature
Erase Disc
Begin Export
4.4.1.1
Normal
DRV
No
No
No
Select the External Device
The available external devices for exporting video will be listed by name and
free size in Select Device menu. The Select Device menu displays as follows.
Select Device
Device Name
xxx-xxx-x-x-xx
xx-xxx-xx-xxxx
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The DVR only supports EXT3 file system. If an external HDD will be
connected to the unit, ensure the format of HDD is EXT3.
Device Name
The item shows the name of the available device.
Available
The item shows the free space of the available device.
Select
Set the item to <Yes> to set it as an exporting destination, or <No> to cancel.
4.4.1.2
Select Video for Exporting
Select video from desired channel(s) with specific date / time and/or event(s),
and set the item <Begin Export> to <Yes> to start exporting. Following are the
items for selecting video.
Select Channel
Select the channel to export. Move the cursor to the desired channel using
LEFT / RIGHT keys, select or de-select a channel by pressing ENTER.
From / To Time
The items are used to set the time which data export begins and ends. Move
the cursor using LEFT / RIGHT keys, and press ENTER to select the date /
time items; adjust the selected date and time value by UP / DOWN keys.
Select Events
Select this item to display the event list. Move the cursor to scroll through the
event list and press ENTER to select event(s) to be exported.
Data Type
The item is used to select exporting video type. The options are <Normal>
(export normal video only), <Event> (export event video only) and <Both>
(export both normal and event video).
Export Format
This item is for selecting exporting video format. The options are <DRV> and
<AVI>.
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The *.drv file can only be played back with the remote software and playback
software, and multiple camera video can be played from one file. The *.avi file
can be played back with media players. Note that if multiple channels are
exported, each channel is exported to a separate file.
4.4.1.3
Digital Signature
The user can export video clip with or without a digital signature. Set the item
to <Yes> to export with the signature file, or <No> to export without it.
Each recorded video with digital signature will be exported into four files,
including *.gpg, *.avi (or *.drv), *.sig and readme.txt. The *.gpg file name is as
the last eight MAC (Media Access Control) address of the unit.
Make sure that an external storage device, such as a USB Hard Drive or USB
ThumbDrive®, is available and connected to the appropriate port for export.
For more information on verifying digital signature, see appendix Verify
Digital Signature in the OSD Setup Manual.
4.4.1.4
Erase Disc
This function is used to remove data found on a DVD+RW disk prior to export
new information to the drive. Select <Yes> and press ENTER to start deleting
data.
4.4.2
Quick Video Export through Front Panel
Through front panel control, the DVR allows users to easily export wanted
video as *.drv file with the built-in DVD+RW or to an external device, such as
a USB ThumbDrive®. To export video to an external device, make sure the
device is connected to the DVR.
NOTE: Once an external device has been connected to the DVR, the
device has priority over the built-in DVD+RW. That means the video
will be exported to the external device instead of the built-in DVD+RW.
According to the size of video, the exporting process may take about 10
minutes to 1 hour.
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4.4.2.1
ezBurn Introduction
Built with the ezBurn technology, ezBurn function provides users the easier
way to export desired video with built-in DVD+RW or to an external device,
such as an USB ThumbDrive®.
TWO keys (SEARCH and COPY) and THREE touches are all what’s needed
for completing the export. The entire exporting process will be done through
the front panel, without needing to enter the OSD setup menu.
The ezBurn exporting process is illustrated as below figure:
The entire process is described step by step in the following sections.
NOTE: The file exported using ezBurn will be in .drv file format, which
can only be played using the remote player software.
4.4.2.2
Export Normal Video
To Export normal video to external device, follow these step:
• Press SEARCH and play wanted normal video by entering date and time.
Note if the screen is showing in multiple channel mode, please make sure
there is no window displaying in Live mode, or the export will not work.
• After entering playback mode, play the video and press COPY once to
mark the starting point of the export video. The playback continues.
• Press COPY again to mark the ending point of the export video. Then the
“ezBurn” window will display as below figure. The information shown on
the window is “read only”.
ezBurn confirmation
Selected Device: Built-in DVD+RW
All data on the disc will be erased.
Exported Required Size = 11 MB
Real Export Range:
From: 2008/05/07 AM10:41:13
To: 2008/05/07 AM10:41:21
Enter: Yes
ESC: No
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• Press ENTER to start the export; or, press ESC to abort.
• If there is no exportable device connected to the DVR, then a warning
message will be shown on the screen, as below figure:
No exportable device detected.
Please install the target device/media
to the DVR.
Enter: Retry
ESC: Exit
4.4.2.3
Export Event Video
To export event video, follow these steps:
• Press SEARCH and play wanted event video. To play event video, refer to
OSD Setup Manual Section Search Recorded Video.
• After entering the playback mode, press COPY. The “ezBurn” window will
display as below figure. The information shown on it is read only.
• Press ENTER to start the export the whole event video to the connected
device; or, press ESC to abort.
ezBurn confirmation
Selected Device: Built-in DVD+RW
All data on the disc will be erased.
Exported Required Size = 11 MB
Export Event Info:
Data
Time
Ch
Type
2008/05/07
AM10:42:35
13
Motion
Enter: Yes
ESC: No
• If there is no exportable device connected to the DVR, then a warning
message will be shown on the screen.
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4.5
Dome Control
The DVR allows user to control a dome camera by the front panel. In Live
mode, user can press CHANNEL key to display the desired dome camera in
full screen. To enter dome control mode, press the DOME key and press
channel key 2 to display the hint screen. To exit the dome control mode and
return to live mode, press ESC or DOME.
In dome control mode, press CALL + ENTER to open the OSD setup menu of
the dome camera. To traverse the menu, press CALL + UP/DOWN keys to
move up/down, CALL + RIGHT/LEFT to change value or to move left/right,
and CALL + ENTER to select or enter submenu.
4.5.1
Dome Connection
Follow the steps to install dome camera.
• See Setup Guide for RS-485 port pin definition.
• Connect the R+, R- terminals on the dome camera to the D+, D− terminals
on the RS-485 port by RS-485 cable respectively. Refer to the connection
figure illustrated in Setup Guide.
4.5.2
Dome Protocol Setup
The Dome Protocol item lists the available dome protocols for communicating
with dome cameras connected to the DVR. From the Main menu, select
<Camera Setup> and press ENTER. The following menu is displayed.
Analog Camera
Analog Camera Select
Dome Protocol
Dome ID
Camera Title
Covert/Privacy Mask
Termination
Brightness
Contrast
Saturation
Hue
Audio Association
CH01
None
0
Ch1
On
0
0
0
0
Yes
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To configure dome protocol, select a camera first and set the communications
protocol associated with dome camera using the Direction keys and ENTER.
NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and
exiting from the menu.
4.5.3
RS485 Setup
The DVR controls the dome cameras via RS-485 communication protocol.
The RS-485 parameters of the DVR must be set to the same as the
parameters set in dome camera.
Users are allowed to change the RS-485 settings of the DVR. Select <System
Setup> in Main menu, then select <RS485 Setup> from the System Setup
menu and press ENTER. The following menu is displayed.
RS485 Setup
Unit ID
Baud Rate
Bits
Stop
Parity
224
9600
8
1
None
The ID number must match the ID address set by the dome. The Unit ID is in
the range of 1 to 255. Note that there cannot be any two devices on the same
bus given the same ID address, or a conflict may occur.
NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and
exiting from the menu.
4.5.4
Dome Controlling Key
The functions of some keys in dome control mode are totally different from
normal status function. Please refer to Setup Guide for the graphical
illustration of functional keys.
Set / Go Preset
This key is used to enter the Dome Preset menu to set up certain position as
a preset and go to the predetermined preset positions for viewing.
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Toggle Hint Screen
This function is used to avoid viewing the dome parameter information while
controlling dome camera. Press this key to hide the screen. Press it again to
redisplay the screen.
Iris Open
Use to open the Iris on the dome camera.
Focus Near
Use to focus the dome camera near.
Zoom In
Use to zoom in the dome camera. This function enables the user to enlarge a
certain area.
ESC
Use to leave dome control mode and return to live and full screen viewing
mode.
Auto / Enter
• In OSD setup mode, the key is used to make selection.
• In dome control mode, this key is used to activate automatic focus and iris
function.
Iris Close
Use to close the Iris on the dome camera.
Focus Far
Use to focus the selected dome camera far.
Zoom Out
Use to zoom out the dome camera. This function enables the user to shrink
the current image and view a larger area.
Pan / Tilt
Use to pan and tilt dome camera.
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4.5.5
Set Preset Points
The DVR allows user to set preset positions. The amount of preset points
depends on the dome manufacturer.
Follow the steps to set preset points.
• Press a Channel key to view the corresponding camera in full screen.
• Then press DOME to enter dome control mode. Then a Hint Screen,
shown as below figure, will display on the screen.
• Press 2 to hide the dome control Hint Screen; press 2 again to toggle the
Hint Screen.
• Use Direction keys to position the dome camera to desired position.
Hint Screen
DOME / ESC: Exit
MODE / PLAY: Iris Open / Close
SEQ / FREEZE: Focus Near / Far
MENU / SEARCH: Zoom In / Out
ENTER: Auto Focus / Iris
DIRECTION KEYS: Pan / Tilt
CH1: Set / Go Preset
CH2: Hint Screen On / Off
• Press 1 to access the Set/Go Preset function. A numeral keyboard will be
displayed as below.
1
4
7
2
5
8
0
3
6
9
Clear
BS
Set Preset
Go Preset
Exit
• Input a desired preset number.
• Click on the <Set Preset> button to save the position. Now the preset
position is set and ready to be called.
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4.5.6
Call Preset Points
Follow the steps to call preset points.
• Press a Channel key to view the corresponding camera in full screen.
• Then press DOME to enter dome control mode. Then a Hint Screen,
shown as blow figure, will display on the screen.
• Press 2 to hide the dome control Hint Screen; press 2 again to toggle the
Hint Screen.
• Press 1 to access the Set/Go Preset function.
1
4
7
2
5
8
0
3
6
9
Clear
BS
Set Preset
Go Preset
Exit
• Input a desired preset number.
• Click on the <Go Preset> button to call the preset point.
• Now the selected dome camera will rotate to the preset position
automatically.
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4.6
Intercom Function
Intercom function enables the DVR site to communicate with the camera site.
This function will be available when the optional Audio Out connectors are
installed and the audio output devices are connected.
To initiate communication, press and hold any channel key for 2 seconds.
When the communication starts, below message will be shown on the screen:
INTERCOM
YOU ARE NOW COMMUNICATING WITH CHANNEL
02
At this time, users will be able to hear audio from the camera site, even if the
audio output setting is disabled in the OSD setup menu. To start speaking to
the camera site, press and hold the DOME key. Once the DOME key is
released, the audio from the camera site will be heard again.
To terminate intercom, press the same channel key or press ESC.
NOTE: Intercom function is not available for channel 1.
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4.7
UPnP Function
UPnP is the abbreviation for Universal Plug and Play, which is a relatively
new technology that integrates a universal protocol for widespread
plug-and-play devices to ease the network implementation. When a PC and a
DVR both installed the UPnP function, the PC can automatically recognize
the DVR in the same local area network.
The advantage of this function is that PCs can connect to the DVR via the
remote control software by directly clicking on the icon representing the DVR
in <My Network Places> folder.
4.7.1
Setting Up the DVR and the PC
Enable the UPnP function in the DVR:
Enter the OSD setup menu with proper account and access <System Setup>
Æ <Network Setup> Æ <UPnP Setup>. The menu is as the following:
UPnP Setup
UPnP
UPnP NAT Traversal
On
No
Set the first item UPnP to <ON> and the DVR is ready.
Install the UPnP interface components in a PC:
• Click <Start> Æ <Control Panel> Æ <Add or Remove Programs>.
• Then click <Add/Remove Windows Components> on the left.
• In Windows Components Wizard, double click on <Networking
Services>, then check the box in front of <Universal Plug and Play>.
• Click <OK>, then <Next> and the installation process will begin.
• When the installation is completed, the icon representing the DVR can be
found in <My Network Places> folder.
• Double click on the icon will open an internet browser that connects to the
DVR via the remote control software.
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4.7.2
UPnP NAT Traversal Function
The UPnP NAT traversal function will help to automatically setup a router if
the DVR connects to the internet via a router.
When a PC connects to a DVR not in the same local area network, a real IP
address and corresponding port number is required. However if the DVR is
behind a router, the communication between the PC and the DVR will be
transmitted back and forth by the router. The router will need to setup port
mapping (forwarding) before images from the DVR can be remotely viewed
on the PC. For each individual DVR, the setting needs to be done individually.
Imagine if there is tens or hundreds of DVRs. The setting will take a long time.
Fortunately, if the DVR has UPnP NAT traversal function, the setting of the
router will be done automatically when it is enabled. Just select <Yes> for the
menu item UPnP NAT Traversal in the UPnP setup menu and it will take care
of everything.
4.8
System Log Exportation
The DVR will keep records of most operations in system log. Press ESC and
ENTER and DOWN keys at the same time, then the system log will be
displayed on the monitor. Connect a USB storage device and press COPY
can export the system log file to the storage device. In the mean time, a digital
signature file will also be exported.
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5.
Remote Monitoring Software
The remote monitoring software is a remote browser-based software
application designed to operate with the DVR products. Using the software,
users are allowed to view live and recorded video, and to configure the DVRs
remotely via a LAN, WAN or Internet on a personal computer.
The connected PC will automatically download the remote monitoring
software plug-ins from the DVR when the DVR is connected by entering its IP
address in the address bar on the browser.
Due to the setting items are similar to those listed in the DVR’s OSD setup
menu, please refer to the sections above for setting configuration of the
remote monitoring software.
The tasks can be performed with the remote monitoring software are listed
below:
•
•
•
•
•
5.1
Remote viewing of live/ recorded video
Remote setup of the DVR
Remote control of dome cameras
Alarm notification from the DVR
Up to five connections to one DVR using the remote monitoring software,
including the preset “admin” and four other accounts
Remote Monitoring System Requirements
Items
Personal Computer
Hard Disk Drive
Operating System
Web Browser
Monitor Resolution
Network Card
Requirements
Minimum:
Intel® Pentium® M CPU 1.40GHz
RAM 512 MB
Recommended:
Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4GHZ
RAM 2 GB
Requires 20 MB for software installation
Windows XP, Windows Vista
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 or above
Minimum 1024 x 768 with 16-bit color
10Base-T (10 Mbps) or 100Base-TX (100 Mbps)
operation; must match the network configuration
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5.2
Software Installation
Refer to the following description to install the remote monitoring software.
5.2.1
Change Internet Settings
The PC operating with the remote monitoring software should be set to
accept ActiveX plug-ins. Please follow the steps to set the Internet security
settings appropriately.
• Before operating the remote monitoring software, please check the IP
address of the DVR. To check the IP address, press MENU key on the unit
and enter username and password to access OSD setup menu. Select
<System Setup>, <Network Setup>, then <LAN Setup> to check the IP.
• Start the IE; it can be started either by clicking on the desktop icon, or by
using the Start menu to access it.
NOTE: Windows IE provides the ActiveX component that is
required when using the remote monitoring software.
• Select <Tools> from the main menu of the browser, then <Internet
Options>, and then click the <Security> tab.
• Select <Trusted sites> and click <Sites> to specify its security setting.
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• Uncheck “Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone”. Type
the IP address of the unit in field and click <Add> to add this web site to
the zone.
• Click <OK> to confirm the setting and close Trusted sites dialog.
• In the Security Level area, click <Custom Level>. The Security Settings
screen is displayed.
• Under <ActiveX controls and plug-ins>, set all items to <Enable> or
<Prompt>.
• Click <OK> to apply the setting and close the <Security Settings> screen.
• Click <OK> to close Internet Options dialog.
Now the installation can continue to the next step.
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5.2.2
Install Remote Monitoring Software
Start the browser to initiate the installation of the remote monitoring software
on the PC. The IP address of the DVR can be saved as a Favorites item in the
web browser to enable easy access in the future.
• Start the IE; it can be started either by clicking on the desktop icon, or by
using the Start menu to access it.
• Enter the IP address of the DVR in the address bar at the top of the
browser.
• The ActiveX controls and plug-ins dialog will show twice for confirmation;
click <Yes> to accept ActiveX plug-ins. The remote monitoring software
plug-ins will be downloaded and installed on the PC automatically when
the connection is successfully made.
NOTE: Do not enter any leading “0” characters in the address, for
example, “192.068.080.006” should be entered as “192.68.80.6”. If
the default trigger port 80 is changed into another one, take port 81
for example, the IP address should be entered as “192.68.80.6:81”.
• A version check starts to verify whether the remote monitoring software
was installed already, and also check if the version is the same as that
stored in that particular DVR. This process may take up to 30 seconds.
• When the software is completely downloaded and installed, the Login
Screen is now displayed.
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5.2.2.1
Log in / Log off
Login using the same accounts setup in the DVR. The authority is also the
same as setup in the DVR.
One preset account “admin” and up to four other accounts can access a DVR
at the same time. Nevertheless, if the “admin” account is currently accessing
the unit’s OSD setup menu via front panel of the unit, then the “admin”
account at the remote monitoring site cannot change the settings at the same
time. The “admin” account of the DVR has priority.
The following steps demonstrate procedures to view video from remote unit:
• Start the remote monitoring software by entering the IP Address of the
DVR in the Address bar of the browser. Alternatively, click on the Favorite
entry for the unit (if the IP address of the unit has been set).
• Enter the Username and password. The login username and password
can be saved to ease future login. The default username and password is
admin / 1234.
• Click <OK> to log in to the DVR. The process may take a few seconds.
• If the connection is made successfully, the main window will display live
video of the attached cameras.
If the IE browser is closed, the remote system is logout and disconnected
from the DVR at the same time.
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5.2.2.2
Software Upgrades
If a new version of the remote monitoring software is available on the DVR,
upgrade will be prompted while accessing the unit. Follow the steps to
upgrade the software.
• The message as the above figure will be prompted. Click <Yes> to accept
version upgrade.
• Start the IE again and enter the IP address of the DVR in the Address bar
of the browser; or if the unit address is set as a Favorite site, click the
Favorites entry for the unit.
• When the software is completely downloaded and installed, the Login
Screen will be displayed.
5.3
Basic Operation for Monitoring Remotely
When a DVR is successfully connected, the main window of the remote
monitoring software will be displayed. Please refer to the Setup Guide for the
graphical illustration of functional items.
The functions on the remote monitoring software will be described in the
following sections.
5.3.1
View Live Video
View live video from the cameras attached to the DVR by clicking <Live>
button on the main window toolbar. Choose desired display mode –
full-screen, 2x2 windows, 3x3 windows, and 4x4 windows – after the live
images of the DVR are displayed on the main window. When a dome camera
is connected and viewed in single channel full-screen mode, the dome
camera control operation can be accessed. To choose desired display mode
and to operate dome camera control, refer to the following sections.
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5.3.1.1
Select Display Mode
Choose the number of windows to be displayed on the main window. Click
one of the display buttons in MODE section. Available selections are 4, 9 and
16 camera displays. To view certain window in full screen, either double-click
on the wanted window, or click on the corresponding CAMERA button.
5.3.1.2
Operate Cameras with Dome Control
The remote monitoring software allows users to control and configure a dome
camera remotely.
Click on any CAMERA button displayed with a dome icon to view the camera
in full screen. The Dome Control Panel will be displayed on the main window.
The items on the Dome Control Panel are described as follows.
Set Preset (•)
Set Preset is used to set up preset positions. The remote monitoring software
allows its users to set up to 255 preset positions according to the allowance of
the supported dome cameras.
Use Direction buttons to move dome camera to an appropriate position, and
then click the button and choose wanted number from the pull-down list. The
preset position is named as the selected number.
Go Preset (•)
Go Preset is used to call the camera preset point, which was set up with the
set preset point function. Click and choose a number to call the preset point
for viewing.
Auto Focus (A.F.)
Click on it and the focus of the camera will be automatically adjusted to show
a clearer image.
Dome ID (ID)
Click for changing the dome ID and protocol. Proper authority is required to
access this function.
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Focus +/−
Use to adjust the camera lens to focus on objects for a clear view. Click on
<Focus +> to focus near or <Focus −> to focus far.
Iris +/−
This item is used to open and close the iris to let more or less light into the
camera. Click on <Iris +> to open iris or <Iris −> to close iris.
Zoom +/−
Users are allowed to zoom-in or zoom-out using the adjusting buttons.
Zoom-in to enlarge a certain area and zoom-out to view more area.
Direction Button
This button is used to pan and/or tilt the dome camera. Click the arrows in the
directions to be viewed.
5.3.2
Instant Recording
The Instant Recording function allows users to record video quickly to the PC.
NOTE: The Audio function is set to OFF as the default setting.
5.3.2.1
Record Video Instantly
Follow the steps to start recording instantly:
• Click on the <Instant Recording> button.
• Select the destination folder to save the video.
• Click on the button again to stop recording.
NOTE: The instant recording video will be saved as *.drv file.
5.3.2.2
Playback Instant Recorded Video
Follow the steps to playback a video recorded by “Instant Recording”.
• Click <Play> on main window toolbar and click <Local Playback> tab.
• Click <Open> to choose a recorded file.
• Click <OK> to start playing the recorded video.
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5.3.3
Playback Video
The remote monitoring software allows users to either view recorded video
from the DVR, or from the hard disk drive of the PC.
To access the Playback screen, click <Play> button on the main window
toolbar. There are three tabs in the Playback screen: <Remote Playback>,
<Local Playback>, and <Verify> tabs. <Remote Playback> allows users to
play back from the DVR. <Local Playback> enables users to playback a
recorded video file stored on the hard disk drive of the PC. <Verify> is
provided for users to authenticate if the exported video is altered.
The DVR continues recording while playing back recorded video on the PC,
either remote playback or local playback.
5.3.3.1
Playback Remote Video
To view remote video, click <Play> on the main window toolbar, and then
<Remote Playback> tab. The <Remote Playback> screen will be displayed.
The <From> and <To> in the <Available Record Video> display the date and
time from which recorded video is available for playback.
To playback remote video segments, follow these steps:
• Choose <Playback> in <Select> field for playback recorded video.
• In <Start> field, users can change the date and time either by typing
desired numbers directly or by using the arrow buttons.
To type directly:
Click on day, month and year of date field respectively, and type the desired
numbers directly. Follow above steps to adjust the hour, minute and second
of time field.
To use the arrow buttons:
Click on the arrow button next to the date field to display the calendar; then
click the left and right arrow at the top of the calendar to change the date. Use
up and down arrow next to the time field to change to the wanted time.
• The other way to select date and time is by moving the blue sliding bar.
• Click <OK> to start the playback, or click <Close> to abort.
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• The other option <Download (.DRV)> in <Select> field enables users to
download the video segment of selected date and time to the PC. The
selection of time duration is the same as described above. Files
downloaded will be in *.drv format.
5.3.3.2
Playback Local *.drv Files
The <Local Playback> tab allows users to playback *.drv video files stored in
the PC's hard drive.
Follow below steps to playback a downloaded *.drv file with the remote
monitoring software.
• Click <Open> and the file selection screen is displayed.
• Select the *.drv video file for playback and click <OK>.
• Click <OK> in the <Local Playback> Screen to start the playback, or click
<Cancel> to abort.
• View the video playback using the Playback controls.
• To end the playback, click <Live> to return to live video.
5.3.3.3
Playback Controls
When the local or remote video is being played, the remote monitoring
software is in Playback Mode. The playback controls toolbar will emerge on
the main window toolbar. The Playback controls and indicators are described
as below.
Icon
Name
Description
1. Click to play the recorded video in backward
direction. Click repeatedly to select the
backward playback speed: 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×,
Fast Backward /
◄◄
or 32×.
Step Backward
2. When playback is paused, click repeatedly to
move backward step-by-step.
►/▐ ▌
►►
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Play / Pause
Fast Forward /
Step Forward
1. While playing, click to pause the playback.
2. When paused, click to resume the playback.
1. Click to play the recorded video in forward
direction. Click repeatedly to select the forward
playback speed: 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×, or 32×.
2. When playback is paused, click repeatedly to
move forward step-by-step.
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5.3.4
Verify Digital Signature
The digital signature aims to authenticate a video file exported from the unit.
Follow the description to verify the digital signature.
• Click <Play> on the main window toolbar.
• Click <Verify> tab to display the Verify window.
• Click <Browse> to select the *.gpg, *.avi, *.sig files respectively, which
belong to the exported video to be authenticated.
• Click <Verify> to start verifying digital signature.
• The result of verify shows in the <Status Log> field. It returns a GOOD or
BAD signature result. A GOOD signature indicates the exported clip has
not been altered.
5.3.5
Search from Event List
Click SEARCH, the Event List appears. The List contains information about
the alarm events that the unit recorded and saved. Up to 1024 events can be
listed in the Event List.
The Event List displays each event by its number, the date and time of the
event, the type of the event (including Alarm In, Motion Detection, and Video
Loss), and the camera channel where the event occurred.
To view an event video, follow these steps:
• Click SEARCH button positioned in the main window toolbar. The Event
List appears.
• Scroll through the Event List and highlight the interested events.
• Double-click on the desired event to view the event video.
5.3.6
Take a Snapshot
Snapshot is a simple screen capture tool. When users click on the
SNAPSHOT button, it will capture the screenshot of the window that is
currently showing on the screen. Each click captures one screenshot to be
saved as a JPEG file on the desktop. The snapshot file will be named as
“Snapshot-*”.
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5.3.7
Health Status of HDD
This function verifies HDD status of the DVR. The information items shown in
the chart are described as below:
Device Name
This item shows the model name of the HDD.
Int./Ext.
This item indicates whether the HDD is an internal or external device.
Total Size
This item indicates the total size of the HDD.
State
This item indicates whether the HDD is active or non-active.
Temperature
This item indicates the current temperature of the HDD in Celsius degree.
5.3.8
Normal and Dual Streams
For different networks with different bandwidths, two streaming options are
provided – normal stream and dual stream. The preset is normal stream.
Users who are using high-speed networks, normal stream will be a
recommended choice. Depending on the HDD capacity and network usage,
set the remote monitoring software to occupy high or low bandwidths.
For networks with limited bandwidth, dual stream will be a better choice. It
enables coexistence of high quality streaming at local DVR site and lower
quality streaming but faster transmission for the remote monitoring site. To
select dual stream, click on the bandwidth icon and the icon will change color.
Then users can furthermore choose different bit rates to adjust for the best
displaying quality.
NOTE: Only models installed the PPS upgrade modules support dual
stream function.
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5.3.9
Remote Monitoring Software Trouble Shooting Guide
What happened if the server requests to upgrade the software every time the
DVR is connected? If the following screen displays repeatedly, please follow
the steps to delete the temporary internet files.
• Select <Tools> from the main menu of the web browser, then <Internet
Options>, and then click the <General> tab.
• Click the <Delete Files> button in the <Temporary Internet Files> field; the
<Delete Files> screen displays as below.
• Check the <Delete all offline content> box and click <OK>.
• Now, enter the IP address of the DVR to make the connection again.
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Appendix A: Recommended HDDs
The following is a list of recommended SATA HDDs.
Brand
Model Number
Size
Barracuda 7200.11
ST31000340AS
1000G
Barracuda 7200.11
ST31500341AS
1500G
Barracuda 7200.12
ST3500418AS
500G
Barracuda 7200.12
ST3750528AS
750G
Barracuda 7200.12
ST31000528AS
1000G
Barracuda ES.2
ST3500320NS
500G
Pipeline HD.2
ST3500312CS
500G
SV35
ST31000525SV
1000G
DeskStar
HDP725032GLA360
320G
CinemaStar
HCS721010KLA330
1000G
CinemaStar
HCP725050GLA380
500G
DiamondMax 22
STM3500320AS
500G
WD AV
WD1600AVJS
160G
WD AV
WD2500AVJS
250G
WD AV
WD3200AVJS
320G
Western Digital WD AV
WD5000AVJS
500G
WD AV
WD7500AVVS
750G
WD AV
WD10EVVS
1000G
WD AV
WD20EADS
2.0TB
Seagate
Hitachi
Maxtor
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Appendix B: Remote Controller
A remote control is provided for the DVR. The operational function keys (on the left) and
dome camera control keys (on the right) on the remote control are listed as below figure:
DVR Control mode
Dome Camera Control mode
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The keys of the remote control function as the keys of the front panel of the DVR. The only
difference between the remote control and the front panel is the “DVR SEL” key. The DVR
Selection key is used to switch control between different DVRs.
The remote control can be used to control up to 16 DVRs. To setup the remote control, the
first thing is to assign a unique DVR Unit ID to different DVRs.
Use the front panel of the DVR, and follow this path to change the DVR Unit ID: <Main
Menu> Æ <System Setup> Æ <RS485 Setup> Æ <Unit ID>. Change the DVR Unit ID to
any number between 224 and 239, and exit the menu.
The ID Table is listed below for reference.
DVR Unit ID
Remote Control #
DVR Unit ID
Remote Control #
224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
After the DVR Unit ID is changed, setup the “DVR SEL” of the remote control. Press “DVR
SEL”, and then press the Remote Control # immediately to select the DVR. For example,
assuming that the DVR Unit ID is set to 225, press “DVR SEL” and press “2” immediately.
Now, the remote control will only be able to control the specified DVR. Press “DVR SEL”,
and then press the Remote control # to switch between DVRs.
To exit the single DVR control mode, press “DVR SEL”, and then press “ESC” to do so.
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Appendix C: USB Mouse Operation
Users can use an USB mouse to operate the DVR. To use the USB mouse, please read
through the following descriptions.
Plug in an USB mouse to any USB port of the DVR. Move
the USB mouse, and the cursor should appear. Move the
cursor to the right side of the screen and a Live Panel will
be displayed. The icons on the Live Panel are the same as
the functional keys on the front panel of the DVR.
Clicking the left button functions the same as pressing the
“ENTER” key. Clicking the right button functions the same
as pressing the “ESC” key. The scroll wheel is used to
change values.
For example, if users want to change dome camera ID, enter the OSD setup menu and go
to the following path: <Main Menu> Æ <Camera Setup> Æ <Dome ID>.
Left click on <Dome ID> and scroll the wheel up or down, the ID number will change as the
scroll wheel moves. Stop moving the scroll wheel when the preferred ID number appears,
then left click on the <Dome ID> and the ID number will be changed.
Special Operations
There are two special operations provided when an USB mouse is connected. One is
camera title alignment and the other is motion detection area setup.
Camera Title Alignment
Users are allowed to change the display position of camera
titles of all channels. To change the camera title position of any
single channel, left click on the camera title and drag to any
preferred position. If users want to set all of the camera titles
to the same position that is set for a specific channel, right
click on the specific camera title and select <ALIGH HERE>
from the pull-down menu. The other options allow users to
quickly set all camera titles to the preset positions at once.
ALIGN HERE
TOP-LEFT
TOP-MIDDLE
TOP-RIGHT
MIDDLE-LEFT
CENTER
MIDDLE-RIGHT
BOTTOM-LEFT
BOTTOM-MIDDLE
BOTTOM-RIGHT
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Motion Detection Area Setup
When users are setting the motion detection area, an USB mouse can help to speedily
complete the setup. Enter the OSD setup menu and go to the following path: <Main Menu>
Æ <Event Setup> Æ <Per Channel Config> Æ <Detection Config> Æ <Detected Area
Setup>. The screen is split into 16x12 grids, where the grids can be selected or deselected
as motion detection area.
Left click once on any grid to select or deselect the specific grid. Moreover, left click and
drag to choose multiple grids, then a pull-down menu will be displayed when the mouse
button is released. Choose <BLOCK SELECT> to set the grids as motion detection area, or
choose <BLOCK DESELECT> to deactivate the grids. Otherwise, choose <CANCEL> to
do nothing.
Right clicking the USB mouse will display a different pull-down menu, which includes:
<Select All>, <Deselect All>, and <Confirm>. Choose <Select All> to set all grids as motion
detection area, or choose <Deselect All> deactivate all grids. When the setup is completed,
choose <Confirm> to save the setting and return to the previous page.
NOTE: This special USB mouse operation is also available to the privacy mask
setup and smart search area setup.
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Appendix D: Keyboard Access Sketch
The following sketch shows the keys used to access and control the connected DVR.
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Appendix E: Simultaneous Output Options
When simultaneous output is enabled, dual main monitor function is not available.
Alternative when simultaneous output is disabled, users can connect two main monitor at
the same time. However, the hybrid display function and playback function on the VGA
monitor are going to be unavailable. Refer to the following table to see which monitors are
functional under the two different situations.
Simultaneous
Output
Digital
Output
VGA
BNC
Main
60 Hz 75 Hz 60 Hz 75 Hz 60 Hz 75 Hz
BNC
Call
Enabled
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
-
Disabled
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
-
-
O
*O represents the monitor is functional.
**- represents the monitor is not functional.
Refer to the OSD Setup Manual for detailed settings.
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Hybrid
Playback Dual
Display
on VGA Main
60 Hz 75 Hz on VGA
S-Video
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Appendix F: Jog / Shuttle Control
The jog/shuttle knob is used to provide wide latitude in playback control. Note that the
jog/shuttle knob is active only when the DVR has been in Playback mode.
While playing back video, users can rotate the shuttle ring to select different speed of
forward and backward playback. Rotating the shuttle ring clockwise/ counterclockwise
causes the unit to playback faster forward/ backward. According to the rotating angle the
shuttle ring, users can choose the playing speed from 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×, and 32×, in both
forward and reverse directions, shown as below figure:
Inside the shuttle ring is the jog disk, shown as below figure. It can turn in either direction.
Once the video is paused, users can use the jog disk to playback by single-step. Clockwise
rotation causes a forward one-step playback; and counterclockwise rotation causes a
backward one-step playback.
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Appendix G: IP Camera Installation
The following is an example of the installation of a NH Series IP camera.
Step 1. Enter the IP address (for example: 192.168.1.242) of the NH Series IP camera to
access its web management page. Login using the administrator’s username and
password (for example: Admin & 1234).
Step 2. Access the System menu and click on the “Network” tab to find the management
port and the RTSP port. The management port is 80 and the RTSP port is 554.
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Step 3. Next click on the “View parameters” tab to look for current camera image settings:
Brightness=25, Sharpness=128, and Contrast=128.
Step 4. Access the Streaming menu to look resolution setting: MJPEG=1280x960,
MPEG-4=VGA, and the maximum frame rate is 15fps.
Step 5. Access the OSD setup menu of the DVR to select the number of IP cameras to be
connected: <System Setup> Æ <IP Camera Support>. The DVR will reboot in
order to apply the change.
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Step 6. Access the <Camera Setup> menu of the DVR to setup the IP camera. Select the
channel that is reserved for IP camera. The menu should look like the following:
IP Camera
CH16
CH16
IP Camera Select
IP Camera Title
Search Via UPnP
Hostname/IP
Model
Connection Setup
Device Setup
Activated
Status
192.168.1.242
NH Series
No
Step 7. If the IP camera is UPnP compatible and is in the local area network, select
<Search Via UPnP> and press ENTER to automatically search for the IP camera.
Alternatively, manually enter the Hostname/IP as 192.168.1.242. Then select
<Model> as NH Series.
Step 8. Access the <Connection Setup> menu to enter connection setting parameters:
Account=Admin, Password=1234, Management Port=80, and Streaming
Format=MPEG4 or MJPEG. If Advance Streaming Option is set to <OFF>, the
Streaming Port and Streaming Protocol will be setup automatically. If the
parameters are different, set Advance Streaming Option to <ON> and the values
can be modified manually.
Connection Setup
Account
Password
Management Port
Streaming Format
Advance Streaming Option
Streaming Port
Streaming Protocol
IP Dome Protocol
Admin
****
80
MPEG4
OFF
554
RTP+RTSP
NONE
Step 9. Access the <Device Setup> menu to enter device setting parameters: Image
Resolution=quadvga, Sharpness=128, Brightness=25, and Compression=128.
Device Setup
Product ID
Image Resolution
Sharpness
Brightness
Contrast
Apply
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128
25
128
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Step 10. Set <Apply> to <Yes> and the device setting parameters will be applied.
Step 11. Set <IP Camera> Æ <Activated> to <Yes> and the video from the IP camera
should be displaying on the screen after a few seconds.
Step 12. Access <IP Camera> Æ <Status> and the current status of the IP camera will be
displayed as shown below. The information is “read only”.
Status
Model
Streaming Format
Resolution
PPS
Bandwidth
Pkg. lost rate
NH Series
MPEG4
640x480
15.00
62.53 KB/Sec
0.00%
Troubleshooting:
If the video does not show on the screen, perform the following checks:
1. Check if the target IP device is supported by the DVR. Make sure that <Model>,
<Streaming Port>, <Streaming Protocol>, and <Streaming Format> are set correctly.
2. Check the menu item <Hostname/IP>. Try to connect the IP camera via the browser
directly and see if the video shows correctly.
3. Make sure the settings of the items <Account>, <Password>, and <Management Port>
in <Connection Setup> are correct. If the <Model> selected is supported by the DVR,
confirm items in <Device Setup> menu and see if the settings are correct. Try to
connect the IP camera via the browser directly and see if the video shows correctly.
4. If everything seems to be correct, the problem might be bandwidth and performance.
‹ Reduce the resolution, quality, or FPS of the IP camera.
‹ Reduce the GOV/GOP setting.
Limitation:
The following functions are not supported for IP cameras.
1. Audio
2. Alarm I/O
3. Motion Detection
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