DynaColor Lite H.264 DVR Setup guide

Lite H.264 DVR
Setup Guide
Package Content
Inspect the packaging carton. Make sure the Lite H.264 DVR is properly delivered. Remove all
items from the box and make sure the box contains the following items.
Lite H.264 DVR
SATA Cable
Power
Adaptor
Power Cord
User’s
Manual
Front Panel
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Channels
2
Power LED
1. In Live and Playback modes, press any key to view the corresponding
video in full-screen.
2. In input interface, the keys can be used for direct input of numbers.
3. In Dome Camera Control mode, press 1 to enter the Set/ Go preset
menu.
It lights up when power source is connected.
3
Record LED
It blinks when videos are being recorded.
4
Alarm LED
5
Network LED
6
DOME
It lights up when an alarm is triggered.
It lights up when network is connected. In addition, it blinks when data is
being transmitted via the network.
Press this key to enter Dome Camera Control mode.
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MODE
8
USB 2.0 Port
9
SEQ
Press this key to view in full-screen or multiple window modes.
The USB 2.0 port allows users to connect an external USB device to the
unit, such as a USB ThumbDrive or a USB mouse.
Press this key to start automatic sequence display of cameras.
10
MENU
Press this key to enter the OSD setup menu.
11
ESC
Press this key to cancel or exit from certain control mode.
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12
ENTER
13
COPY
1. In OSD menu or selection interface, press these key to make the
selection or save settings.
2. In live full-screen viewing mode, press this key to view a 2× zoom
image; press it again to return.
This key is used for marking time in quick video export function.
14
PLAY/STOP
Press once to start the playback of recorded video. Press again to exit.
15
FREEZE
Press this key to freeze the current viewing screen.
16
SEARCH
17
Press this key to search recorded video by date/time or event.
1. In Zoom mode, these keys function as normal direction keys.
2. In the OSD setup menu, the direction keys are used to move the
Direction Keys
cursor to previous or next fields. To change the value in the selected
field, press UP / DOWN keys.
Rear Panel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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The DVR is capable of networking. Once the unit is connected to the
LAN 10/100/1000M
LAN network, users can remotely access the DVR through the remote
(RJ-45)
software on a PC.
Alarm I/O, RS-485 The D-Sub connector provides alarm I/O, RS-485 & Audio In ports that
& Audio In
offer users the flexibility to connect required devices to the DVR.
Main Monitor –
The DVR can connect to a BNC monitor via the BNC connector.
BNC
A group of BNC connectors is provided for video input streams from
Video In
installed cameras. The DVR will detect video source of CH1 and
(BNC)
automatically adjust the system to NTSC or PAL video system.
This USB port allows users to connect a USB mouse with PS/2
USB Port
protocol.
Main Monitor –
The DVR can connect a VGA monitor via the VGA connector.
VGA
Main Monitor
Main Monitor Audio Out RCA connectors are provided for the DVR to
Audio Out
connect audio output devices (e.g. amplified speakers).
The DVR has a free voltage DC power connection jack. Please
Power Jack
connect the power supply adapter shipped with the unit.
Pin Definition of Alarm I/O & RS-485, and Audio In:
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Definition
Alarm Out Open
Alarm Out COM
RS485 D+
Alarm In 1
Alarm In 3
Reserved
Reserved
Pin
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Definition
Audio In 1
Audio In 3
Reserved
Reserved
GND
GND
Alarm Out Close
Pin
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Definition
RS485 D−
Alarm In 2
Alarm In 4
Reserved
Reserved
Audio In 2
Audio In 4
Pin
22
23
24
25
Definition
Reserved
Reserved
GND
GND
Power On the DVR
Please follow the proper power on procedures to avoid damaging the DVR.
 Connect all necessary components, e.g. monitor and cameras, before power on the DVR.
 Check the type of power source before connecting the power adaptor to the DVR. The
acceptable power input is between AC110V ~ AC240V.
Select Viewing Mode:
 Press MODE repeatedly to select the wanted display mode. The available viewing modes are
full-screen and 2×2 split-window.
 Press FREEZE to pause the current viewing image.
Basic Setup
Enter the OSD main menu and setup some basic configuration of the DVR. The basic configuration
can be set via either the DVR or DVRRemote, the remote software.
Enter OSD Main Menu:
 Press MENU to enter the OSD main menu.
 Select the administrator account “admin” to login. Enter the preset password “1234”.
 It is strongly suggested to change the password to prevent unauthorized access.
Date / Time Setting:
Follow steps below to setup date/time before the recording starts. Refer to the User’s Manual for
advanced setup of Time Sync function.
 Select <Date/Time> in System Setup menu.
 Select the date and time using LEFT/RIGHT keys; then adjust the value using UP/DOWN keys.
 The new date and time settings take effect after the changes are confirmed.
Language Setting:
If users wish to change language of the DVR system, follow the steps below.
 Select <Language> in System Setup menu and press ENTER.
 Press the UP/DOWN keys to select the desired language.
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Network Setup
Configure the LAN setup for the DVR to properly function with Ethernet connection.
 From OSD main menu, select <System Setup>  <Network Setup>, set the <LAN Select>
item to <LAN> or <PPPoE> according to the network application, and enter <LAN Setup>.
 For DHCP user, set the DHCP to <ON>. The IP address, Netmask, Gateway and DNS settings
are retrieved from network servers. DHCP is dynamic that the settings change from time to time.
 For Non-DHCP user, set the DHCP to <OFF>. Enter an IP address, Netmask, Gateway, and
DNS settings. Please obtain the information from the network service provider.
 To change the IP address, Netmask, Gateway and DNS value, press UP/DOWN keys to move
the cursor to the item. Use LEFT/RIGHT keys to access each section of the value and press
ENTER, then change the value using UP/DOWN keys.
 PPPoE users must set the <PPPoE Account>, <PPPoE Password> and <PPPoE Max Idle>
as well.
 When the settings are complete, press ENTER to confirm and save the settings; or ESC to
abort.
Dome Camera Control
Dome Camera Connection & Settings:
 See section Pin Definition of Alarm I/O & RS-485, and Audio In for RS-485 port pin definition.
 Refer to the following figure. Connect the R+, R- terminals on the dome camera to the D+, Dterminals on the RS-485 port by RS-485 cable respectively.
 To set up dome camera’s protocol and ID, press MENU to access the OSD main menu, and
select <Camera Setup>. Then select <Dome Protocol> and choose the corresponding
protocol. Next select <Dome ID> and choose a preferred ID number. Note that the ID number
must match the ID address defined by the dome camera.
 To configure the RS-485 parameters, select <System Setup> from OSD main menu, and then
select <RS485 Setup>. The default RS-485 settings are 9600 Baud, 8 Data Bits, 1 Stop Bit and
No Parity.
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Control Buttons in Dome Camera Control Mode:
1
2
3
4
Set / Go Preset
Enter Dome Camera
Control Mode
Iris Open
Focus Near
5
Zoom In
9
Focus Far
6
ESC
10
Zoom Out
7
8
Enter / Auto
Iris Close
11
Pan / Tilt
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Basic Playback Operation
Search by 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 to choose date/ time. Press ENTER and
adjust the values by UP/DOWN keys. Press ENTER again to confirm or press ESC to abort.
 Move the cursor to <Begin Playback> and press ENTER to start playing back recorded video of
the selected time. Press PLAY/STOP again to return to live video.
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.
Search by Event:
 Press SEARCH to enter the Search menu.
 To search event video that was recorded on a specific camera, use LEFT/RIGHT keys 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 list displays each event by date, time, triggered camera and alarm type. The latest recorded
event video will be listed on the top. To exit the event list, press ESC.
 Use UP/DOWN keys to scroll through the Event List. Press ENTER to play back the selected
event record.
NOTE: The event list displays only the first 1024 events; as some events are deleted,
others are displayed.
Playback Controls:
Button
LEFT
RIGHT
Description
The button is for rewinding the recorded video while playing back. Press the button
repeatedly to increase the speed of reverse playback by 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×, or 32×.
The button is used to play the recorded video fast forward. Press the button
repeatedly to increase the speed of forward playback by 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×, or 32×.
Press FREEZE to pause the playback video. When the recorded video is paused,
FREEZE
press LEFT / RIGHT to resume playback video single step reverse / forward
respectively. Press FREEZE again to continue playing back video.
Play/Stop
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Press to start the playback or to stop playing back video and return to live mode.
DVR Status Bar Icons
Icons that will be displayed in the status bar are listed in the following table with their descriptions.
Item
Icon
Description
Item
Icon
Description
1
Main Monitor
14
Quick Export
2
Call Monitor
15
Stamp A
3
Monitor Active / Inactive
16
Stamp B
4
Sequence
17
Lock
5
Record
18
Disk Error
6
Event Record
19
Disk Full
7
Freeze @ Live Mode
20
Disk Overheat
8
Dome Camera Control
21
No Disk
9
Zoom
22
Disk Almost Full
10
Forward Playback Speed:
1x, 2x,
4x, 8x,
16x, 32x
23
HDD Usage
11
Pause @ Playback mode
24
Guest
12
Backward Playback Speed:
1x, 2x,
4x, 8x,
16x, 32x
25
User’s Authority Level
13
End of Video
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Connect the DVR via the Remote Software
Setup Requirements:
 Make sure the PC is connected to the Internet.
 Obtain IP address of the Lite H.264 DVR. To check the DVR’s IP address, press MENU on the
front panel and select <System Setup>  <Network Setup>  <LAN Setup>  <IP> to
check the IP.
Changing Internet Setting:
 Start the IE; 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.
 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 website to the zone.
 In the Security Level area, click <Custom Level>. Under <ActiveX controls and plug-ins>, set
all items to <Enable> or <Prompt>.
 Click <OK> to accept the settings and close the <Security Settings> screen.
Using the Remote Software:
 Start the IE and enter the IP address of the Lite H.264 DVR in the address bar.
 The ActiveX controls and plug-ins dialog will show twice for confirmation; click <YES> to accept
ActiveX plug-ins. The DVRRemote 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 “192.68.80.6”.
NOTE: If the default trigger port 80 is changed into another one, port 81 for example,
then the IP address should be entered as “192.68.80.6:81”.
 Version verification starts automatically to verify whether DVRRemote was installed. This
process may take up to 30 seconds.
 When the software is completely downloaded and installed, the Login Screen is displayed.
 Enter the username and password. The default usernames and passwords are admin / 1234
and user / 4321.
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The following picture shows the display window of the DVRRemote:
Refer to the table below for brief description of functional items:
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Description
Instant Recording
Deflicker On/Off at Playback
Smoothen the Image
Audio On/Off
Select Camera
Display Mode
View Live Camera
Playback Video
Setup Menu
Item
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Description
Search Event List
Capture Snapshot
4:3 Viewing Aspect
HDD Status
Playback Control
Select Picture Size
Bandwidth
Download DVRPlayer
For more information on DVRRemote, see User’s Manual.
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DVRRemote Playback
Playback Remote Video:
 Click <Play> on the main window toolbar, and then <Remote Playback> tab.
 The <From> and <To> on top of the screen display the date and time from which recorded video
is available for playback.
 Choose <Playback> in <Select> field for playback recorded video.
 Select the date and time of the segment to play back from the <Start> field. The date and time
can be changed either by typing desired numbers directly or using the arrow buttons.
 Click <OK> to start the playback, or click <Close> to abort.
Playback Local *.drv File:
 Click <Play> on the main window toolbar, and then <Local Playback> tab.
 Click <Open> and the file selection screen is displayed. Select the *.drv video file to playback
and click <OK>.
 Click <OK> 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.
Playback Local *.avi Files:
 Start the windows media player or other media player from <Start> menu (or any other possible
access).
 Select <File> and then <Open>.
 Select the wanted *.avi file, and click <Open>.
NOTE: The *.avi files for each channel are stored separately. Therefore the video can be
played back in single channel, full screen mode only.
Playback Event Video:
 Click SEARCH on 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.
Playback Controls:
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