Bosch Divar Instruction manual

Divar - Control Center
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Operation Manual
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Digital Versatile Recorder
Divar Control Center
Operation manual
Contents
Getting started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Introducing the main window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Viewing live images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Finding recordings for playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Handling recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conventions used in the application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Log in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Overview tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Search tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Smart Motion Search tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ATM/POS tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protected tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Handling recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Introducing the main window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
System settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Live button for multiple Divars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playback button for single Divar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Config button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Help button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Logout button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking status information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting Divars, cameras, groups and views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Viewing live images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Assigning cameras to cameos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camera views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capturing a still image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instant playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controlling cameras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Finding recordings for playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Selecting a camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The playback viewing window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the playback controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capturing a still image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Protecting recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking authenticity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Archive recordings to a PC hard disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exporting video clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unprotect a protected recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Getting started
The Control Center gives you full remote control of a Divar using a PC. Any
Divar connected to the network can be controlled and multiple-user access is
available for up to six people. Multiple Divars can be controlled simultaneously.
Remote live viewing, search, playback and system configuration are provided.
Remote control functions include pan, tilt and zoom control of cameras
(including full AutoDome™ control) and video archiving. An on-line status
overview of the connected Divar is also provided.
Access to the Configuration Tool to set up a Divar is restricted to the system
administrator and can be password protected. The configuration can restrict the
functions available to each remote user, for example, the ability to archive or
export video. See the Divar Instruction manual for more information.
Search and playback functions can also be blocked by the administrator, so it is
possible they are not directly available. All possible operator facilities are
described in this manual but some of these may not be available to you.
An Archive Player is provided so that archived video recordings can be viewed
outside the Control Center application without requiring any installation. All
recordings have an code embedded in them. This makes it possible to check
their authenticity to ensure that they have not been tampered with.
You can view, record and search ATM/POS transaction data of a selected Divar
if it has an ATM/POS bridge unit and a license.
For more information please visit:
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System requirements
Operating platform:
A PC running Windows 98, Windows Millennium,
Windows NT 4.0 (SP4), Windows 2000 or Windows
XP (Windows 2000 or higher recommended) with
IE4.0 or higher.
For the Control Center, the minimum PC requirements are:
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Processor:
RAM memory:
Free hard disk space:
Video system:
• Network interface:
450 MHz Pentium II (or equivalent)
128 MB*
50 MB
8 MB video memory, 800x600 with16-bit color. A
1024x768 display with 24-bit color or more is desirable.
10-BaseT (100-BaseT desirable)
For the Archive Player, the minimum PC requirements are:
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Processor:
RAM memory:
Free hard disk space:
Video system:
450 MHz Pentium II (or equivalent)
64 MB*
10 MB
800x600 with 16-bit color
For the Configuration Tool, the minimum PC requirements are:
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Processor:
RAM memory:
Hard disk space:
Video system:
Connectivity:
200 MHz Pentium with MMX (or equivalent)
32 MB*
15 MB free
800x600 with 16-bit color
A free RS232 port or a 10/100-BaseT network
interface.
depends on operating system.
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Software installation
1. Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive on your PC.
> The installation program should start automatically.
2. If installation does not start automatically, locate the Setup.exe file on the CD
and double click it.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Starting the program
When installation is complete, double click the Divar Control Center icon on
your desktop window to start the program. Alternatively, select the Divar
Control Center program via the Start button on the task bar and the Programs
menu item.
Conventions used in the application
Interpreting icon colors
• Disabled functions are shaded.
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Progress bar
• A progress bar is displayed when a task that takes some time to complete is
running.
• Click Cancel to stop the task.
Confirmation window
A confirmation window is displayed when an irreversible operation is selected.
• Click Yes to proceed with the operation.
• Click Cancel to abandon the operation.
Error window
An error window is displayed whenever an error occurs.
• Click OK to dismiss the error notification.
Refresh
Status indications are updated regularly. The earliest and latest recording times
are updated following deletion of video. Disk space usage is updated following
deletion of video or after protection of video against overwriting.
• Active selections are colored yellow.
Expand/collapse lists
Calendar window
In the System Management window, the tree structure shows a + or a - next to
an icon. Click the + to expand the list; click the - to collapse the list.
The calendar window is displayed after clicking the calendar icon in windows
where a date must be filled in.
• Click the arrow keys to change months.
• Click a date to return to the date box with the selected value filled-in.
Lists
• In lists, click a column header to sort the list according to that column item.
• Click a second time to sort the list in reverse order.
• Use the scroll bars to scroll through long lists.
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How to Log in
When the Control Center application is started for the first time, the user name
and password boxes are blank. The Divar list is also empty. You must first add
one or more Divars to the list.
To automatically detect all enabled Divars on the network:
1. Click Detect.
> To detect a Divar, Discovery must be enabled on that Divar.
2. Select the Divar(s) to be added.
3. Click OK to add the selected Divar(s) to the list.
To add a Divar to the list click Edit >>.
To modify the Divar list
The Edit Divar list window allows you to add Divars to the list or delete Divars
from the list. It also allows you to change the name and IP address of a selected
Divar.
To manually add a Divar to the list:
1. Click Add.
2. Enter the IP address or nickname of the new Divar.
> The IP address to be filled-in is set in the System settings/Connectivity/Network
setup menu of the Divar itself. Check with your administrator if you do not have
access to the unit.
3. Type a name in the Name box or retrieve it from the Divar by checking the
Retrieve from Divar box.
4. Click OK.
To delete a Divar from the list:
1. In the list, select the Divar you wish to delete.
2. Click Delete.
> The selected Divar is removed from the list.
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Login
Maximum number of users
When you start the Control Center application, the Login window appears.
(Click Cancel to discontinue login and exit the application.)
The administrator can force off a user if the maximum number of users on a
single Divar is reached. A list shows all users that are currently logged in.
To disconnect a user:
1. Select a user in the list.
2. Click Yes.
The software included with the product allows up to six users to log in at a time.
If you are unable to log in, consult your administrator.
To log in to a particular Divar:
1. Select the Divars you want to log in to by placing check marks next to them.
> Click
to either select all or none of the Divars listed.
> If a login group has been defined, you can select this group to log in to the Divars
listed in the group.
2. Type your user name and password.
> The user name and password to be filled-in are set in the System settings/
Connectivity/Network access menu of the Divar itself. Check with your
administrator if you do not have access to the unit.
> To let the system remember your name and password on subsequent uses of the
Control Center, place a check mark in the Save login information box.
Administrator passwords are not saved.
3. Click Login.
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Introducing the main window
The live video window is shown when you log in. This is the main window. The
top of the window has five buttons that are always available.
2. Place a check mark next to those items you want to activate.
> The computer beeps on the specified alarms or maximizes the application
window.
3. Select a sequence dwell time between 5 and 60 seconds to determine how
long a sequenced view remains displayed.
4. Click OK to finish or Cancel to close the window without change.
Live button for multiple Divars
The live video window is shown when you click Live
can:
System settings
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The Control Center icon
in the top left corner of the window allows you to
manipulate window size, close the application or select system settings.
Playback button for single Divar
To change the system settings:
1. Click the system button and select the Settings item.
> The system settings menu opens.
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. On this screen you
view live video
select different multiscreen displays
assign cameras to cameos
open an instant playback window
control cameras
monitor unit status and alarm conditions
log in to other Divars on the network
set up logical groups and views
The playback window is shown when you click Playback
. In the playback
window you can get a graphical overview of all recordings. You can also search
for recordings based on events, motion or ATM/POS data and play them back,
and manage protected recordings.
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Config button
Checking alarms
Click Config
to start the configuration tool program. This allows you to
set up all configuration settings for the unit. You must have administrator rights
to access this program.
An alarm condition causes the computer to beep or the Control Center window
to pop-up when minimized if these features are set in the systems settings menu.
Inspect the relevant video before acknowledging an alarm. A Divar can be set
up to auto-acknowledge an alarm so that you do not have to respond to it.
Help button
If an alarm condition is not acknowledged after a pre-determined time, the
alarm icon
Click Help
appears.
no longer flashes, but continues to be shown.
at any time to get help on any topic. A pop-up help window
Acknowledging an input or video loss alarm
1. The alarm icon
flashes when an alarm occurs.
2. Double-click the alarm message in the status message area or the Divar or
camera icon in the System Management tree to acknowledge the alarm.
Logout button
> All alarms associated with that Divar are acknowledged.
To disconnect from all conected units, click Logout
. The login screen
appears. Now you can choose to connect to a different unit or to exit the
program completely by clicking Cancel.
The status window at the bottom of the screen provides status messages from all
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Acknowledging a motion alarm
> All alarms associated with that Divar are acknowledged.
Status area
to collapse the status message area.
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1. The motion icon
flashes when motion is detected.
2. Double-click the alarm message in the status message area or the Divar or
camera icon in the System Management tree to acknowledge the alarm.
Checking status information
connected Divars including input and motion alarms. Click
3. The alarm icon goes back to its inactive state
to enlarge or
3. The motion icon goes back to its inactive state
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Locating an alarm
A small alarm icon is placed in front of a Divar, a camera or a status message to
help identify where the alarm is occuring.
Selecting Divars, cameras, groups and views
In the live mode, use the System Management window to select a Divar and
open a list of connected cameras, or to set up groups of cameras and views and
to recall them. These items are presented in a tree structure. In the tree
structure, click + to expand a list; click - to collaspe a list.
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• Log in to or log off from a connected Divar or an entire group of Divars.
• Acknowledge alarms on a particualar Divar.
• View the properties of the selected Dviar, camera or camera view.
Drop-down menu
To jump directly to a top level group use the drop-down selection box to select a
group from the list (ensure that Show Logical Groups is selected in the task
menu).
System Management icons
Available Divars
- Contains a list of all Divars defined on the
network.
Individual Divars
- Shown in bold if you are logged in.
Available cameras
- Shows camera inputs available on a Divar.
Connected cameras are displayed in bold.
Controllable cameras - Shows controllable cameras connected to the
Divar.
Task menu
Right click an item in the tree to open a task menu:
• Place a check mark next to Show Login Groups or Show Logical Groups
to see these items in the tree structure.
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Save the tree structure you have made to a file (Save).
Load a tree structure that you have already saved to disk (Open).
Make new groups and views, rename them or delete them.
Copy logical groups (Save as . . . ).
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Groups
- Identifies a group.
Views
- Identifies a view.
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Viewing live images
2. Click on a Divar.
> Log in if necessary.
3. Click on the + beside the Divar name.
> A list of connected cameras appears.
4. Click on the cameo where you want that camera picture to be shown.
> A yelow border appears around the cameo.
5. Double click on a camera.
> The camera picture appears in the cameo.
You can also drag and drop cameras into cameo positions.
To undo a cameo assignment:
1. Click on a cameo.
2. Click Remove
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> The cameo is blank when the camera assignment is removed.
Making groups
A group is used to make a logical set of Divars, cameras or views that can easily
be recalled. For example, all Divars at a specific building, or all cameras on one
floor of a building. Groups can be nested and arranged so that you can
immediately recall a logically named set. Views are placed under groups.
Assigning cameras to cameos
A cameo is a single camera picture in a multiscreen display. A camera picture
can only be shown in one cameo at a time.
To assign a camera to a cameo:
1. Click one of the camera view icons
multiscreen view.
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to select a
To make a new group:
1. Select the position in the tree where you want the new group to appear.
> Select the root icon to create a top level group.
> A new group can also be nested under an existing group.
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Right click the tree item and select Add Group.
Enter a name for the new group.
Repeat this procedure to add more groups.
Drag and drop the Divars, cameras and views you want in that group.
Camera views
To delete a group:
1. Select the group you want to delete.
2. Right click the group and select Delete.
To switch the display mode:
> All subgroups and views under this group are also deleted.
Click one of camera view icons
display configuration.
To copy a group:
1. Select the group you want to copy.
2. Right click the group and select Save as. . .
To select the sequence mode:
Click the sequence icon
Making views
A view is a collection of camera to cameo assignments that can be recalled for
instant live viewing. A view is always located under a group. Views should be
groupped logically, for example, all cameras showing the entrances to a
building.
To make view:
to select a
> The cameras can be connected to different Divars.
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to change the cameo
> Single, Quad, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5 and 6x6 multi-image display modes are available.
> Enter a new name for the group.
1. Click one of the camera view icons
multiscreen view.
2. Assign cameras to the cameos.
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Select the group where you want the new view to be stored.
Right click a group and select Add View.
Enter a name for the new view.
To recall a particular cameo display, click on the view name.
to start sequencing through a list of cameras.
> If a group is selected in the System Management window, the Control Center
sequences through all direct members of that group (but not subgroups).
> If a view or camera is selected in the System Management window, the
Control Center sequences through all direct members of that item’s parent group.
> If a Divar is selected in the System Management window, the Control Center
sequences through all cameras on that Divar in single mode.
> If a single Divar or a Divar node is selected in the System Management
window, the Control Center uses the dwell time set in the Divar being displayed. If
a user-defined group is selected in the System Management window, the
Control Center uses the dwell time set in the Control Center System Settings.
To freeze the video stream
1. Click the freeze icon
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> All displayed cameos are paused
2. Click the icon again to return to live viewing.
Multiple quad views
Four quad views are available. The current quad view is indicated by a number
in the quad icon
assignments.
. Each quad view can have unique camera-to-cameo
1. To manually cycle through the available views, click the quad icon
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Capturing a still image
Controlling cameras
You can capture still images from the fullscreen display of a camera and save
them to the PC hard disk in a bitmap format.
A user can control controllable cameras by using the mouse on the cameo of the
camera or by using the icons displayed under Camera Controls.
To save an image from the active cameo to the PC hard disk:
1. Click the single icon
2. Click the snapshot icon
to view the images from one camera.
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Using the mouse to pan and tilt
1. Click the cameo of the camera you want to control to make it active.
> It must be a controllable camera.
> The Snapshot pop-up page appears.
2. Place the pointer on the active cameo (not in the center).
3. To change the default location, type the location in the PC file system where
you want to store the image file.
4. To change the file name, type a new name for the file.
5. Click Save.
> The pointer arrow indicates the direction in which the camera will move.
3. Click and hold the left mouse button.
> The camera moves in the direction indicated.
> Release the button when the camera is positioned.
4. Alternatively, drag the pointer in the direction you wish to move the camera.
The snapshot has a resolution of 720x484 pixels in NTSC and 720x576 pixels in
PAL. Authentication information is shown under the image.
> Move the pointer horizontally to pan the camera and vertically to tilt the camera.
Instant playback
Pan and tilt speed depends on the position of the pointer on the cameo. The
closer to the edge of the cameo you click, the faster the speed; the closer to the
center, the slower the speed.
To view the recorded video of a particular camera from one minute earlier:
Using the mouse to zoom in or out
1. Click the cameo of the camera you want to play back to make it active.
1. To zoom in, place the pointer slightly above the center of the active cameo.
2. Click the Instant Playback icon
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> A new window opens which playbacks the recorded video of this camera from
one minute earlier.
> Use the buttons at the bottom of the instant playback window to control playback
or take a snapshot.
> Click the x button in the top right corner of the instant playback window to close
it.
An alternative method of opening the instant playback window is to right click a
camera in the System Management window and select Instant Playback.
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> The pointer changes to a magnifying glass with a plus sign.
2. Click the left mouse button to zoom in.
3. To zoom out, place the pointer slightly below the center of the active cameo.
> The pointer changes to a magnifying glass with a minus sign.
4. Click the left mouse button to zoom out.
Zoom speed also depends on the position of the pointer with respect to the
center of the cameo.
An alternative method of zooming in and out is to use the scroll wheel of your
mouse.
Pan and tilt
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Select the cameo of the camera you want to control.
Click and hold the up and down arrows for tilt.
Click and hold the left and right arrows to pan.
Click the lock-out icon to request exclusive control for PTZ, pre-position and
aux commands of the active camera.
5. Click the lock-out icon again or select another active camera to unlock it.
> When a user with higher priority requests exclusive privileges, the lower priority
user loses control of the locked-out camera.
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3. Click the left focus button for near focus; click the right focus button for far
focus.
4. Click the left iris button to close the iris; click the right iris button to open the
iris.
Moving a camera to a pre-position
To move the active camera to a pre-position:
1. Enter a pre-position number.
2. Click Shot (or press enter).
Click buttons one to five for immediate positioning to one of the first five prepositions.
PTZ speed
Drag or click the slider to adjust the speed of the PTZ controls.
> There are eight discrete speed levels.
To store the current position of the camera in a pre-position:
1. Enter a pre-position number.
2. Click Set.
Aux functions
Zoom, Focus, and Iris
Aux commands are special commands for controlling AutoDome™ cameras.
Zoom
Focus
Iris
1. Select the cameo of the camera you want to control.
2. Click the left zoom button to zoom out; click the right zoom button to zoom in.
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To switch on the Aux command:
1. Enter an Aux number
2. Click Aux On (or press enter).
3. To switch off the Aux command, click Off.
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Activating output relays
There are eight numbered positions that can be assigned to the output relays of
the connected Divars. Place the pointer over one of these eight buttons to
discover which Divar and relay it controls.
To assign a numbered button to a relay:
1. Right click one of the numbered Outputs buttons
> The configuration window opens.
2. Select a Divar from the list.
> Only the output relays that are not assigned a specific function on that unit can be
selected.
3. Select a relay for that Divar.
To activate a relay:
1. Click one of the numbered Outputs buttons to activate or deactivate the
output relay.
> The buttons appear yellow for an active output and blue for an inactive output.
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Finding recordings for playback
The playback window is shown when you click Playback. The playback window
has five tabs:
• The Overview tab gives you a graphical overview of the video stored on the
unit.
• The Search tab allows you to search for recordings based on alarm and
motion events.
• The Smart Motion Search tab allows you to search for recordings based on
motion in designated areas of a particular camera picture.
• The ATM/POS tab allows you to search for recordings of transactions based
on a text string.
• The Protected tab allows you to manage protected recordings.
The playback viewing window
Selecting the playback viewing window size
The playback viewing window has two sizes, normal and enlarged. Normal size
contains the search criteria and results with the video in the upper left quadrant
of the screen. With the enlarged size, the video occupies all of the center screen.
Click the playback window size icon
sizes.
to switch between normal and enlarged
Selecting single or multiscreen views
In a normal sized playback window:
Selecting a camera
1. Click the single icon
Select a Divar from the Playback Divar drop-down menu at the top right of the
screen. (If you select a Divar without an icon
, the Login window appears.)
Double-click a numbered camera icon to select it.
Camera icons are shown in the top right of the screen in playback mode only.
The camera icons show the number of the camera connection. The status and
type of camera is indicated by the type of icon used.
2. Click the quad icon
to view the images from one camera.
to view the images of four cameras.
> The 3x3 and 4x4 modes are not selectable.
In an enlarged playback window:
1. Click one of the camera view icons
display configuration.
to change the multiscreen
> Single, quad, 3x3 and 4x4 multi-image display modes are available.
2. To manually cycle through the available quad views, click the quad icon.
Camera selected
- Indicates the active camera (yellow icon).
Camera not selected - Shows camera is available for selection.
Camera not available - The camera is not physically connected or a user
is blocked from using this camera by the
administrator.
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ATM/POS transactions
Using the playback controls
To view ATM/POS transaction data from a Divar it must have an ATM/POS
bridge unit and a license installed.
To view recorded transactions:
1. Click a cameo to select a particular camera.
2. Click the transaction icon
.
> The transacton viewer window opens.
> The data associated with the selected camera is displayed in the viewer window.
Cameo information
The information line at the bottom of a normal-sized playback window shows
the date and time of the playback video.
The information line above the playback window shows the camera name and
contains an information icon if paused.
To see authenticity information about the current still image, click the
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in the cameo.
Play
Click Play
to play forward streaming video in the playback window.
> The playback speed depends on the setting of the speed slider.
> Some frames may be dropped depending on the bandwidth of the connection
and the playback speed.
Play Reverse
Click Play rev
to play streaming video in reverse in the playback window.
> The playback speed depends on the setting of the speed slider.
> Some frames may be dropped depending on the bandwidth of the connection
and the playback speed.
> When the beginning of a selection is reached, playback pauses. Click Play rev at
this position to continue playback in reverse outside the selection.
Playback Speed
The slider controls the speed of the continuous reverse and continuous forward
play. The All value means that no images are dropped at the fastest rate
provided by the system.
Still
Click Still
to freeze the image.
> The last streamed image is shown as a still in the playback window.
Step forward
The step icon is only enabled in the still mode.
1. Click Step forward
to advance the image one frame.
2. Hold it down to continue stepping.
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Overview tab
The step icon is only enabled in the still mode.
1. Click Step backward
to move the image one frame back in time.
2. Hold it down to continue stepping.
The overview tab window provides a graphical representation of the video
recorded on the Divar storage system. You can playback this video or make a
selection for protection, authenticity checking, archiving, export or deletion.
Capturing a still image
You can capture still images from the fullscreen display of a camera and save
them to the PC hard disk in a bitmap format.
To save an image from the active cameo to the PC hard disk:
1. Click the single icon
2. Click the snapshot icon
to view the images from one camera.
.
> The Snapshot pop-up window appears.
3. To change the default location, browse to the location in the PC file system
where you want to store the image file.
4. To change the file name, type a new name for the file.
5. Click Save.
The snapshot has a resolution of 720x484 pixels in NTSC and 720x576 pixels in
PAL. Authentication information is shown under the image.
Using the overview tab
Earliest and latest recording times
• The Earliest box indicates the date and time of the oldest recording on disk.
• The Latest box indicates the date and time of the most recent recording on
disk.
Disk space used
A usage bar indicates the percentage space of the Divar storage system that has
been used. Dark blue indicates the percentage space used in total. Light blue
indicates the portion that is protected against overwriting. When in linear
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recording mode, the bar changes to red if the disk usage is above the disk-full
threshold defined in the configuration.
Click the question mark icon beside the usage bar to get detailled information
about the storage system.
Date and time of selected image area
The contents of the From and To boxes show the positions in time of the start
and end vertical hairline in the time line display.
Camera selection
Click in a camera selection box to place a check mark under those cameras you
want to see in the time line display. Click
to select all or none.
Time line scale
Adjust the time line by selecting one of the following time scales:
• 15 minutes, 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month or All.
All shows all recordings from earliest to latest.
To zoom in on a smaller section of the time line, select a smaller time period.
Time line display
Initially, the time line display shows all the camera recordings on the Divar
storage system. The camera line shows the periods of recording, and the alarms
and events registered. The colors on the camera lines symbolize the following:
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Dotted: No recordings have been made
Light blue: The camera images are recorded
Yellow:A motion alarm was triggered
Black:Video loss occurred
Red:External alarm event occurred
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If more than one event has occurred, they are shown with the following priority:
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Video loss
External alarm events
Motion alarms
Recordings
No recordings
Date/time axis
The upper part of the date/time axis shows the date markers, the lower part the
time markers. Protected recordings are indicated in green on the date/time axis.
Selecting recordings
1. Click a position on the time line to place a hairline.
> A vertical hairline with a triangle pointing to the right indicates the start of a
selected recording.
2. Select a different time scale to zoom in or out from this position.
3. Drag the hairline for fine positioning.
> The hairline snaps to the beginning of an event
> The playback image window shows a still image of the selected camera at the
hairline position.
4. Click on the triangle at the bottom of the hairline.
> The end hairline appears.
5. Drag the end hairline to a later time.
> The end hairline has a triangle pointing to the left.
> The area between the two hairlines is shaded.
6. Drag the end hairline for fine positioning.
> The hairline snaps to the end of an event
7. Use the playback controls to initiate the playback of the selection.
The position of the mouse pointer determines if the start or end hairline is used
to display the still image. The detailed date and time of the hairlines is shown in
the From and To boxes.
Search tab
On the Search tab of the playback window you can set up a search filter for
events. You can select recorded video for playback, protection, authenticity
checking, archiving or export from the search results list.
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Setting the search period
Enter the date and time in the From and To boxes to define the period you
want to search.
> The To box shows the time and date of the latest recording and the From box
the earliest recording by default.
Goto function
If you enter a date and time in the From box and then click a playback control,
playback starts at the time and date entered.
Camera selection
Click in a camera selection box to place a check mark under those cameras
to select all or none.
you want to include in the search. Click
Event filter
Specify the type of event that you wish to search for:
None: All recorded video for the selected cameras is searched for
within the defined period (including alarm and motion events).
Alarm events: All recorded alarm video for the selected cameras is
searched for within the defined period.
Searching by event
Earliest and latest recording times
• The Earliest box indicates the date and time of the oldest recording on disk.
• The Latest box indicates the date and time of the most recent recording on
disk.
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Alarm and motion events: All recorded alarm and motion alarm video
for the selected cameras is searched for within the defined period.
Motion events: All recorded motion alarm video for the selected
cameras is searched for within the defined period.
Start search
Click Start search to start the search.
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Search results
When the search is completed, a list of video clips that fulfill the filter criteria is
displayed. This list shows the most recent event recordings at the top, the oldest
at the bottom.
1. Click on a column header to sort the list according to that column item. Click a
second time to sort the list in reverse order.
2. Use the scroll bar to examine the full list.
3. Click on an entry in the list to select it.
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Smart Motion Search tab
On the Smart Motion Search tab of the playback window you can set up a
search filter for motion in designated areas of a camera picture. You select the
zones where you want to detect motion by clicking in the picture grid. From the
results of the search, you can select recorded video for playback, protection,
authenticity checking, archiving or exporting from the search results list.
> Playback of the selected item starts in the playback window.
4. Use the playback controls to start the playback of the selection.
Searching for motion
Earliest and latest recording times
• The Earliest box indicates the date and time of the oldest recording on disk.
• The Latest box indicates the date and time of the most recent recording on
disk.
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Setting the search period
Enter the date and time in the From and To boxes to define the period you
want to search.
> The To box shows the time and date of the latest recording and the From box
the earliest recording by default.
> Click one of the video synchronization icons
picture to the time entered.
or
to set the displayed
Goto function
If you enter a date and time in the From box and then click a playback control,
playback starts at the time and date entered.
Camera selection
Click a camera selection button to select the camera you want to search.
Search direction
Select Forward to search from start time to end time or Backward to search
from end time to start time.
Sensitivity
Adjust the Sensitivity slider to set the level of motion that will be detected.
The highest value detects even the slightest motion.
Area
Select either Add, Remove or Toggle to determine how an area on the
screen reacts when you click it. You can also select all areas or clear all areas.
Show motion
Select Show motion to draw attention to any motion that occurs in the
designated zones.
Show grid
Select Show grid to outline zones on the picture.
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Start search
Click Start search to start the search.
Search results
When the search is completed, a list of video clips that fulfill the filter criteria is
displayed. This list shows the most recent event recordings at the top, the oldest
at the bottom.
1. Click on a column header to sort the list according to that column item. Click a
second time to sort the list in reverse order.
2. Use the scroll bar to examine the full list.
3. Click on an entry in the list to select it.
> Playback of the selected item starts in the playback window.
4. Use the playback controls to start the playback of the selection.
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ATM/POS tab
On the ATM/POS (Automatic Teller Machine/ Point-of-Sale) tab of the playback
window you can set up a search filter to search for recordings of transactions
based on a text string. The Divar must be connected to an ATM or POS via an
ATM/POS bridge unit and set up to record transactional data. From the results
of the search, you can select recorded video for playback, protection,
authenticity checking, archiving or export from the search results list.
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Setting the search period
Enter the date and time in the From and To boxes to define the period you
want to search.
> The To box shows the time and date of the latest recording and the From box
the earliest recording by default.
Goto function
If you enter a date and time in the From box and then click a playback control,
playback starts at the time and date entered.
Camera selection
Click a camera selection button to select the camera associated with the
terminal whose data you want to search. You can select multiple cameras.
Free text data search
Enter the text string you want to search for (for example, this can be a name or
a credit card number).
Case sensitive search
Select if you want the search to be case sensitive or not.
Search results
When the search is completed, a list of video clips that fulfill the filter criteria is
displayed. This list shows the most recent event recordings at the top, the oldest
at the bottom.
Searching for text
Earliest and latest recording times
• The Earliest box indicates the date and time of the oldest recording on disk.
• The Latest box indicates the date and time of the most recent recording on
disk.
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1. Click on a column header to sort the list according to that column item. Click a
second time to sort the list in reverse order.
2. Use the scroll bar to examine the full list.
3. Click on an entry in the list to select it.
> Playback of the selected item starts in the playback window.
4. Use the playback controls to start the playback of the selection.
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Protected tab
indicates the portion that is protected against overwriting. The bar changes to
red if the disk usage is above the disk-full threshold defined in the configuration.
The Protected tab of the playback window provides an overview of the
protected recordings on the Divar. You can select protected video for playback.
You can also unprotect, check authenticity, archive or export protected
recordings.
Click the question mark icon beside the usage bar to get detailled information
about the storage system.
Setting the search period
Enter the date and time in the From and To boxes to define the period you
want to search.
> The To box shows the time and date of the latest recording by default.
Searching for protected recordings
Start search
Click Start search to start the search.
Search results
When the search is completed, a list of protected recordings that fulfill the filter
criteria is displayed. This list shows the oldest protected recordings at the top,
the most recent at the bottom.
1. Click on a column header to sort the list according to that column item. Click a
second time to sort the list in reverse order.
2. Use the scroll bar to examine the full list.
3. Click on an entry in the list to select it.
Managing protected video
Earliest and latest recording times
• The Earliest box indicates the date and time of the oldest recording on disk.
• The Latest box indicates the date and time of the most recent recording on
disk.
Disk space used
A usage bar indicates the percentage space of the Divar storage system that has
been used. Dark blue indicates the percentage space used in total. Light blue
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> Playback of the selected item starts in the playback window.
4. Use the playback controls to initiate the playback of the selection.
5. Auto-protected clips in the list are indicated by Auto !
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Handling recordings
Protecting recordings
Archive recordings to a PC hard disk
Click the Protect button to prevent the selected recording in the Overview or
Search tab from deletion or from being overwritten.
Recordings that are archived to the local PC hard disk are in a special Divar file
format. The Archive Player required to playback the archive is copied
automatically from the Control Center to the location where the archive is
stored. The video is archived in its native format, keeping its proof of
authenticity.
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Type a name for the protected recordings in the window that appears.
The default name is the start date and time, for example, 20021114 173125.
A maximum of 1000 protected recordings can be set.
If you choose to protect a search result item, a default time range is initially
displayed. The start time defaults to 30 seconds prior to the event. The end
time defaults to 1 minute after the start time.
• The disk space indicator shows the estimated percentage of the protected
region on the disk after this protect operation is completed.
Checking authenticity
1. Select a video recording.
2. Click Check to verify the authenticity of the selected video.
> An information window indicates the authenticity of the selected video.
For authenticity verification of individual frames, click in the respective cameo.
This opens the Authenticity information window. This window shows the details
of the video frame in the respective cameo at the time the icon was clicked.
Click OK to close the window.
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To store recordings from a selected period on a PC hard disk:
1. Select a recording period in the Overview, Search or Protected tab screens.
2. Click Archive.
> The Archive pop-up window appears.
3. To change the default location, browse to the location in the PC file system
where you want to store the archive file.
4. To change the file name, type a new name for the file.
5. Select which cameras you wish to archive in the confirmation window that
appears.
> All cameras are included by default.
6. To change the selection start and end date/time, enter new values in the From
and To boxes.
> The approximate size of the archive file is shown. Ensure that you have sufficient
space to store this file.
7. Click Archive to start saving the archive file.
During archiving, a progress bar monitors the archiving process. All controls are
unavailable during the archiving process.
Exporting video clips
The export function stores selected recordings on the local PC hard disk in a
generic file format (.AVI).
To store recordings of the active cameo on the local PC hard disk:
1. Select a recording period in the Overview, Search or Protected tab screens.
2. Click Export.
> The Export pop-up window appears.
3. To change the default location, browse to the location in the PC file system
where you want to store the export file.
4. To change the file name, type a new name for the file.
5. To change the selection start and end date/time, enter new values in the From
and To boxes.
6. To select a different camera to export, click a numbered button. Only one
camera can be selected.
> The approximate size of the file to be exported is shown. Ensure that you have
sufficient space to store this file.
7. Click Export to start saving the export file.
During export, a progress bar monitors the progress. All controls are
unavailable during the export process. You cannot be assured of the authenticity
of an exported video clip. Exported video clips can be edited by any available
graphic software application.
Unprotect a protected recording
The Unprotect button is only available in the Protected tab window.
1. Make a selection in the protected recordings list.
2. Click the Unprotect button to remove protection from the selected item.
3. Confirm or cancel the unprotect action in the confirmation window that
appears.
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Once video is unprotected it can be overwritten immediately if it is the oldest
video on disk. The unprotect function is only available to the system
administrator.
Deleting recordings
The Delete button is available in the Overview tab window.
The video to be deleted depends on the position of the hairline marker.
1. Click the Delete button to delete all unprotected images older than the
current start hairline position.
2. Confirm or cancel the deletion in the confirmation window.
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