Seagate ST2500418AS User`s manual

Ness H.264 HD-SDI DVR
User’s Manual
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DVR User’s Manual
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........................................................................................14
3.2.1 User Management .....................................................................................15
3.3 Power On / Shutdown the Unit .............................................................................16
3.3.1 HDD Auto Scan..........................................................................................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 Record Schedule / Quality Setting........................................................................21
3.5.1 Schedule Setup .........................................................................................21
3.5.2 Preset Record Configuration .....................................................................22
3.5.3 Record Event Video Only ..........................................................................22
3.5.4 Data Lifetime Setup ...................................................................................22
3.5.5 Pre-Alarm Recording .................................................................................23
3.5.6 Circular Recording .....................................................................................24
3.5.7 Audio Recording ........................................................................................24
3.5.8 Purge Data.................................................................................................24
3.6 POS Setup ...........................................................................................................25
3.6.1 POS Function ............................................................................................25
3.6.2 POS Overlay..............................................................................................25
3.6.3 Exception POS Setup ................................................................................26
3.6.4 Input Setup ................................................................................................27
4. Basic Operation ..........................................................................................................29
4.1 View Live / Playback Video ..................................................................................29
4.1.1 Viewing Modes ..........................................................................................29
4.1.2 Digital Zoom...............................................................................................29
4.1.3 View Live Cameras....................................................................................30
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4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.1.4 View Recorded Video ................................................................................30
4.1.5 Taking Snapshots ......................................................................................31
Sequence Setup...................................................................................................31
Search Recorded Video .......................................................................................32
4.3.1 Search by Time..........................................................................................32
4.3.2 Calendar Search........................................................................................33
4.3.3 Search by Event ........................................................................................34
4.3.4 Search by Text ...........................................................................................35
Video Export.........................................................................................................36
4.4.1 Export from OSD Setup Menu ...................................................................36
4.4.1.1 Select the External Device ...........................................................36
4.4.1.2 Select Video for Exporting ............................................................37
4.4.1.3 Digital Signature ...........................................................................38
4.4.1.4 Erase Disc ....................................................................................38
4.4.2 Quick Video Export through Front Panel ...................................................38
4.4.2.1 ezBurn Introduction ......................................................................39
4.4.2.2 Export Normal Video ....................................................................39
4.4.2.3 Export Event Video.......................................................................40
Dome Control .......................................................................................................40
4.5.1 Dome Connection ......................................................................................40
4.5.2 Dome Protocol Setup.................................................................................41
4.5.3 RS485 Setup .............................................................................................41
4.5.4 Dome Controlling Key................................................................................42
4.5.5 Set Preset Points .......................................................................................43
4.5.6 Call Preset Points ......................................................................................43
4.5.7 Run Dome Camera Tour ............................................................................44
UPnP Function .....................................................................................................44
4.6.1 Setting Up the DVR and the PC.................................................................44
4.6.2 UPnP NAT Traversal Function ...................................................................45
System Log Exportation .......................................................................................45
5. Remote Monitoring Software.....................................................................................46
5.1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements ...........................................................46
5.2 Software Installation .............................................................................................47
5.2.1 Change Internet Settings ...........................................................................47
5.2.2 Install Remote Monitoring Software ...........................................................49
5.2.2.1 Log in / Log off..............................................................................50
5.2.2.2 Software Upgrades.......................................................................51
5.3 Basic Operation for Monitoring Remotely .............................................................51
5.3.1 View Live Video .........................................................................................51
5.3.1.1 Select Display Mode.....................................................................52
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5.3.2
5.3.3
5.3.4
5.3.5
5.3.6
5.3.7
5.3.8
5.3.9
5.3.1.2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control ..........................................52
5.3.1.3 Digital Zoom of Camera Display...................................................53
5.3.1.4 Manually Trigger Relay Output Devices .......................................53
Instant Recording.......................................................................................54
5.3.2.1 Record Video Instantly .................................................................54
5.3.2.2 Playback Instant Recorded Video ................................................54
Playback Video ..........................................................................................54
5.3.3.1 Playback Remote Video ...............................................................55
5.3.3.2 Playback Local *.drv Files ............................................................56
5.3.3.3 Playback Controls ........................................................................56
Verify Digital Signature ..............................................................................57
Search from Event List ..............................................................................57
Take a Snapshot ........................................................................................58
Health Status of HDD.................................................................................58
Remote Software Upgrade/ Reboot of Connected DVR ............................59
Remote Monitoring Software Troubleshooting ...........................................60
Appendix A: Recommended HDDs ................................................................................61
Appendix B: Remote Controller .....................................................................................62
Appendix C: USB Mouse Operation ...............................................................................64
Special Operations .......................................................................................................64
Appendix D: Keyboard Access Sketch ..........................................................................66
Appendix E: Jog / Shuttle Control..................................................................................67
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1.
Overview
The H.264 HD-SDI 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, WHILE the recording of the DVR is ongoing simultaneously.
In addition to the new compression mode H.264, the H.264 HD-SDI DVR
is enhanced to provide MJPEG compression modes. Moreover, its
distinctive hybrid solution supports the coexistence of HD-SDI and traditional
analog camera connections. In addition, the H.264 HD-SDI DVR will auto
detect video resolution of the connected cameras, supporting Full HD
(1080P), HD (720P), and SD (D1). Corresponding to the excellent input video
resolution, the output via a VGA/Digital Output monitor supports true 1080P
resolution. Furthermore, the Graphical User Interface (GUI) that optimizes the
monitoring controls of the unit.
The H.264 HD-SDI 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 H.264 HD-SDI 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 VGA/Digital Ouput monitor
should be connected to the unit for basic operation.
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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.
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.
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.
Main Audio Out
The DVR provides a main audio out connectors for
connection to an audio output devices, such as an
amplified speaker.
Audio In & RS-485 & Alarm I/O
A terminal block provides ports to connect
audio input, alarm input/output and RS-485
devices. Refer to Setup Guide for detailed pin
definitions.
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NAS (Reserved)
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
There is a USB2.0 port on the rear panel for users to
connect external USB devices to the unit, such as
ThumbDrive®, DVD+RW, or a USB mouse.
e-SATA (Reserved)
Users can connect an e-SATA storage device via this
port to expend HDD capacity of the DVR.
RS-232C
The unit provides a RS-232C communication port for
sending and receiving signals.
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-center of
the gird, either in full-screen mode or in multiple channel mode. The current
operation status and date/time information will be displayed in the status bar
at the bottom of the screen. Move the cursor to any status bar icon and its
description will be displayed. Refer to the Setup Guide for a list of status bar
icons and their descriptions.
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3.1
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.
Alarm LED
The LED lights up when an alarm is triggered.
REC LED
The LED blinks while the DVR is recording.
Network LED
The LED lights up when the DVR is connected to a
network and blinks when data is being transferred.
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3.1.2
Function Keys
This section describes the function keys, which are for normal operation, on
the front panel of the DVR.
Please refer to the Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of function
keys.
POWER Key
• After power cord is correctly connected, press this key to switch power on.
• Press and hold this key to quick shutdown the DVR.
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.
PTZ
Press the key to enter Dome Control mode. Please refer to Section Dome
Control for detailed controlling operation.
COPY
In Playback mode, press this key to select the start and end time of the export
video. Refer to section Video Export for detailed information.
SEQ (Sequence)
Press to start automatic sequence display of video from all installed cameras.
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.
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MODE
Press repeatedly to select desired main monitor display format. According to
the monitor displaying type, there are several available viewing modes:
full-screen and 4-window. 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.
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.
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.
• When password protection is switched off, press ESC for five seconds to
lock up the system. Press ESC for five seconds again to unlock.
NOTE: Enter the OSD menu and go to <System> Æ <User
Management> to enable or disable the password protection.
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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.
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 be a guest icon. When an account is
logged in, its authority level number (1~8) will be shown.
Before completely logJLQJout, other functions can also be accessed
withouthaving to login again. There are two ways to logout: manually
logout bypressing 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> 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 account, password, and privilege level in this menu. The
account is case sensitive. The privilege level rank from level 1~8, and level 8
has highest privilege. Alternatively, select <Disable> to stop using the account.
A second password can also be specified, if required.
NOTE: The username and privilege 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, Covert Camera, Dome
Control, Live Operation, 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 key on the front panel.
The color bar 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
Auto Rebooting
Rebooting Time
Off
AM 12:00
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.
NOTE: Press and hold the POWER key can also quick shutdown the
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Reboot
Select this item to reboot the unit. The color bar will be displayed on the
monitor until the unit is completely restarted.
Auto Rebooting
The H.264 HD-SDI DVR series unit can be set to reboot automatically once a
day/week at predetermined time in order to keep the DVR system more stable.
Select <Off> to disable the auto rebooting function.
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Rebooting Time
If the auto rebooting function is enabled, select a desired time to perform the
auto rebooting function.
3.3.1
HDD Auto Scan
When the DVR KDVfound file system error while recording, the DVR will
rebootand HDD auto scan will be initiated. If by any chance auto scan
failed, theHDD will need to be formatted.
NOTE: If users wish to initiate HDD auto scan function for abnormal
power loss as well, enter the OSD setup menu via an authorized
account and access <Database> to set <Repair On Power Loss> to
<On>. HDD auto scan will be initiated every time the DVR powers on if
it previously loss power abnormally or if there is file system error.
Read the following troubleshooting to finish the auto scanning process.
• Skip Auto Scan: During the scanning process, users can press any key
to skip the process.
• Time Expired: When the scanning process took more than predetermined
time (3hrs for 1TB HDD, 6hrs for 2TB HDD, etc), the scanning process is
treated as failed and will be automatically terminated. The DVR will reboot.
• Format HDD: If the scanning process KDV failed, users will be prompted
WR confirm format of the HDD with error. When users confirmed to format
theHDD with error, login of an authorized account is required if
password protection is enabled. If users select cancel or do not respond
within 5 minutes, the HDD with error will be marked as a NG HDD. A NG
HDD will not be counted as a part of the DVR’s database. It will just stay
unused.
• Recover NG HDD: Enter the OSD setup menu via an authorized account
and access <Database>. Then select <Internal Disks> and find the NG
HDD from the list. Under <Action> column, first select <Format> to format
the NG HDD. Then select <Add> to add the formatted HDD to the DVR’s
database.
NOTE: The above actions will be recorded in the system log data.
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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> 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
12 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 HR> or <24 HR>. 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 <Yes> for <Manually Time Sync> to sync
the time immediately. The time sync can also be updated periodically. Select
<On> for <Automatically Time Sync>, and the time will be automatically
synced once an hour.
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3.5
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>
and press ENTER; the following menu is displayed.
Record
Record Mode Setup
Schedule Setup
Preset Config
Data Lifetime Setup
Pre-Alarm Recording
Circular Recording
Audio Recording
Purge Data
3.5.1
Best Quality
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
AM
PM
PM
AM
06:00
06:00
06:00
06:00
On
Fri PM 06:00
Mon AM 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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3.5.2
Preset Record Configuration
The <Preset Config> is used to select the preset recording quality and frame
rate. In normal circumst ances, it is strongly recommended to set the preset
configuration as <Best Quality>. Below table shows the PPS and picture size
under <Best Quality> in MJPEG comp ression mode. Please refer to OSD
Setup Manual, Section Preset Record Configuration for further information.
MJPEG Mode (NTSC: 1080P@60PPS; PAL: 1080P@50PPS)
Normal Recording
Event Recording
PPS
Size
PPS
Size
15 NTSC
30 NTSC
100 KB / Pic
100 KB / Pic
(12.5 PAL)
(25 PAL)
3.5.3
Record Event Video Only
If the DVR shall st art recording only when alarms are tr iggered, follow the
steps below:
• Enter the OSD setup menu with an account with appropriate authority.
• In the OSD setup menu, select <Rec ord> menu. Move the cursor to the
item <Preset Config>, and select <Event only>.
Refer to OSD Setup Manual, Section
further information.
3.5.4
Preset Record Configuration for
Data Lifetime Setup
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 ba ck. The video exce eded Data Lifetime will be hidde n
and cannot be retrieved for playback.
Data Lifetime Setup
Data Lifetime Mode
Data Lifetime
Data Lifetime By Day
Data Lifetime By Channel
General
0 Days
NOTE: To play back a video exceeding the data lifetime, please extend
the duration until the recording data / time of the video is included.
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Data Lifetime Mode
This item allows the user to choose preferred data lifetime mode. There are
three types of data lifetime mode: General, By Day, and By Channel. When a
specific mode is selected, further settings of the other two items below will be
grayed out and cannot be accessed.
Data Lifetime
When data lifetime mode is set as <General>, this item will be accessible.
Press ENTER to select this item and press UP / DOWN keys to set the data
lifetime. The value ranges from <1> to <365> days. Alternatively, select <0>
to disable this function.
Data Lifetime By Day
When data lifetime mode is set as <By Day>, this item will be accessible.
Enter this menu and users can setup data lifetime of each weekday
independently. The value ranges from <1> to <365> days. Alternatively, select
<0> to disable this function.
Data Lifetime By Channel
When data lifetime mode is set as <By Channel>, this item will be accessible.
Enter this menu and users can setup data lifetime of each channel
independently. The value ranges from <1> to <365> days. Alternatively, select
<0> to disable this function.
3.5.5
Pre-Alarm Recording
This item is for setting recording duration of pre-alarm video. The pre-alarm
recording function aims to allow users to playback a complete event video.
Users can playback 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 0~70 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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3.5.6
Circular Recording
Users can choose to record video in circular mode or in linear mode. If
circular mode is selected, the DVR stores new video into the HDD spaces
while overwriting 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 an alert icon will be shown at the
status bar to inform 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.
3.5.7
Audio Recording
This item allows user to enable / disable Audio recording function of the unit.
When this is set to <On>, audio input is recorded and saved with the video.
When this is set to <Off>, audio is ignored.
3.5.8
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
2010/12/01
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.
3.6
POS Setup
The <POS> 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>. Press Enter and the following OSD setup
menu will show up.
POS
POS Function
POS Overlay
Exception POS Setup
Input Setup
3.6.1
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.
3.6.2
POS Overlay
Users can decide when the POS overlay should be displayed on the monitor.
Select <Live> to display the POS overlay in Live mode; select <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 ×1 PB speed.
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3.6.3
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” criteria 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.
3.6.4
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
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
These are used 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 users to access some general operations through the front
panel easily. The following sections introduce the general operations.
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.
The following presents these viewing modes.
Viewing in Full-Screen
Press any CHANNEL key directly to view the corresponding camera image in
full-screen mode.
Viewing in Multi-Windows
In addition to the full-screen mode, 2x2 multi-windows viewing mode is also
available. Press MODE repeatedly to switch among available viewing modes.
4.1.2
Digital Zoom
Users are able to view a 2× full-screen in live and playback 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.
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4.1.3
View Live Cameras
Users are allowed to view live camera in versatile viewing modes. 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, users can press PLAY key. After pressing the
PLAY key, the DVR starts to resume playback the recorded video from the
suspended point of record. If it is the first time to use the PLAY key, the DVR
will playback from the very beginning of the record. Alternatively, users can
select records from the Search menu to playback specific video. Refer to
section Search Recorded Video for further information.
The Forward or Reverse playback speed indicator will be shown in the status
bar during Playback mode.
The general operations in playback mode are described as follows.
Key Usage in Playback
The key usage is slightly different in Playback mode. Following is the key
usage found in playback mode.
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z
LEFT (Reverse Playback)
Press this key to reverse playback the recorded video. Press the key
repeatedly to increase the speed of reverse playback by 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×,
16×, or 32×.
z
RIGHT (Forward Playback)
Press this key to playback the recorded video fast forward. Press the key
repeatedly to increase the speed of forward playback by 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×,
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FREEZE
Press FREEZE to pause the playback video. When the recorded video is
paused, press LEFT / RIGHT to move playback video single step reverse
/ forward respectively. Press FREEZE again to resume playback video.
z
PLAY
Press it to start playing back video 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.
4.1.5
Taking Snapshots
When a playback video of a single channel display is paused, users can press
ENTER key to capture and export snapshots to an external storage device,
excluding optical drives. Note that the system log will keep a record of any
snapshot exportation.
4.2
Sequence Setup
This section introduces the way to view sequence mode with the Main Monitor.
Sequence function can avoid manual backtracking and provides more
flexibility while monitoring surveillance.
Automatic sequence function can be observed in any viewing modes, except
the viewing mode that already displayed all channels. Select certain viewing
mode and press SEQ to toggle the automatic sequence. Press SEQ again or
press ESC to stop.
To setup sequence schedule, see OSD Setup Manual, Section Sequence
Setup.
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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.
Search
Search By Time-----------------------------------------------------2010/12/07 PM 04:45:36
From:
2010/12/08 AM 08:15:12
End:
2010/12/08 PM 04:45:36
Select:
Begin Playback
Calendar Search
Search By Event----------------------------------------------------Select Channel:
☒CH1 ☒CH2 ☒CH3 ☒CH4 ☒All
Event List
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.
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.
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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 ------------------------------------------------------------←
December 2010
→
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
Fri
Sat
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28
29
30
1
2
3
4
49
6
7
8
9
10
11
5
13
14
15
16
17
18
50
12
51
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
52
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Search By Time ----------------------------------------------------From/End
From End
Select
2010/12/07 PM 10:34:18
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
Search by Event
“Event List” allows users to search wanted video by event. The Event List is
displayed as below:
Event List
Date Time
2010/12/07 AM 11:26:50
2010/12/07 AM 11:53:03
2010/12/17 PM 12:14:42
2010/12/07 PM 12:45:31
2010/12/07 PM 12:55:56
First Page
<<<
<<
<
Type
Motion
Alarm
Alarm
Motion
Alarm
Ch
2
4
3
1
1
>
>>
>>>
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.
•
•
•
•
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Press and hold UP / DOWN to select from the Event List.
Press ENTER to play back the selected event record.
Press the buttons at below to go to previous/next pages.
Press PLAY to return to Live mode.
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4.3.4
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
2010/12/07 AM 00:00:00
From:
2010/12/09 AM 00:00:00
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 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 an authorized 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:
From:
To:
Select Events
Data Type
Export Format
Digital Signature
Erase Disc
Begin Export
4.4.1.1
☒Ch1 ☒Ch2 ☒Ch3 ☒Ch4 ☒All
2010/12/07 AM 11:50:05
2010/12/09 PM 03:09:18
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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256 MB
1.5 GB
Sel
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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 the 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>,
<AVI>, and <Original>. The DRV and AVI files are compressed video files
while the original files are raw data of the unit’s recorded video.
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The DRV and original files can only be played back with the remote
monitoring software and DVRPlayer, and multiple cameras video can be
played back from one file. The AVI files can be played back with Windows
Media Player. Note that if multiple channels are exported for AVI files, each
channel is exported to a separate file.
4.4.1.3
Digital Signature
Users can export video clip with or without a digital signature. Set this 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
exporting 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.
Depending on 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 playback wanted normal video by entering date/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, playback 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: 2010/12/07 AM 10:41:13
To: 2010/12/07 AM 10:41:21
Enter: Yes
ESC: No
Retry
Esc
• Press ENTER to start the export; or, press ESC to abort.
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• 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
Retry
Esc
4.4.2.3
Export Event Video
To export event video, follow these steps:
• Press SEARCH and playback wanted event video. To playback event
video, refer to OSD Setup Manual Section Search Recorded Video.
• After entering Playback mode, press COPY. The “ezBurn” window will
display as below figure. The information shown on it is read only.
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
2010/12/07
AM 10:42:35
13
Motion
Enter: Yes
ESC: No
• Press ENTER to start the export the whole event video to the connected
device; 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.
4.5
Dome Control
The DVR allows users to control a dome camera via the function keys on the
front panel. In Live mode, users can press any CHANNEL key to display the
desired dome camera in full-screen. To enter Dome Control mode, press the
DOME key and a dome control panel will be displayed. To exit the Dome
Control mode and return to Live mode, press ESC or DOME.
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.
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4.5.2
Dome Protocol Setup
The Dome Protocol lists the supported dome protocols for communicating
with dome cameras connected to the DVR. From the Main menu, select
<Camera> and press ENTER. To configure dome protocol, select a camera
first and set the communication protocol associated with dome camera using
the Direction keys and ENTER.
Analog Camera
Analog Camera Select
Dome Protocol
Dome ID
Camera Title
Covert
Termination
Brightness
Contrast
Saturation
Hue
Audio Association
Copy Settings
CH01
None
0
Ch1
On
0
0
0
0
Yes
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> 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
Unit ID number must match the ID address set by the dome camera. 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.
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NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and
exiting from the menu.
4.5.4
Dome Controlling Key
After pressing DOME to enter Dome Control mode, a dome control panel will
be displayed. The controlling buttons are: Iris Close/Open, Focus Far/Near,
Zoom Out/In, Preset, Live, Pan/Tilt Speed, Direction buttons, and Auto Focus.
The functions are described as below.
Iris Close
Click on it to close the Iris on the dome camera.
Iris Open
Click on it to open the Iris on the dome camera.
Focus Far
Click on it to focus the lens of selected dome camera at a farther point.
Focus Near
Click on it to focus the lens of selected dome camera at a nearer point.
Zoom Out
Click on it to zoom out the lens of selected dome camera. This function
enables users to shrink the current image and a larger viewing area can be
displayed.
Zoom In
Click on it to zoom in the lens of selected dome camera. This function enables
users to enlarge a certain area.
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.
Live
Click on it to exit Dome Control mode and return to live full-screen viewing
mode.
Pan/Tilt Speed
Users can select preferred pan/tilt speed.
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Direction Buttons
Click on the buttons to pan and tilt the lens of selected dome camera.
Auto Focus
Click on this button to automatically adjust focus of the dome camera.
The front panel keys can also perform the functions listed above. Please refer
to Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of functional keys.
4.5.5
Set Preset Points
The DVR allows users 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. The dome control panel
will be displayed.
• Use Direction keys to pan/tilt the dome camera to desired position.
• Click <Preset> on the dome control panel or press CH1 key to access the
Set/Go Preset function. A numeral keyboard will be displayed as below.
1
4
7
Exit
2
5
8
0
3
6
9
Clear
BS
Set Preset
Go Preset
Run Tour
• 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.
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. The dome control panel
will be displayed.
• Click <Preset> on the dome control panel or press CH1 key to access the
Set/Go Preset function. A numeral keyboard will be displayed.
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• Input a desired preset number.
• Click on the <Go Preset> button to call the preset point. Then the selected
dome camera will rotate to the preset position automatically.
4.5.7
Run Dome Camera Tour
Users can also display dome camera tour setup at the dome camera side.
Follow the steps to run display of dome camera tour.
• Press a Channel key to view the corresponding camera in full-screen.
• Then press DOME to enter Dome Control mode. The dome control panel
will be displayed.
• Click <Preset> on the dome control panel or press CH1 key to access the
Set/Go Preset function. A numeral keyboard will be displayed.
• Click on the <Run Tour> button to run display of dome camera tour.
• Press any Direction keys to end the display of dome camera tour.
4.6
UPnP Function
UPnP is the abbreviation for Universal Plug and Play, which is a 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.
4.6.1
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> Æ
<Network Setup> Æ <UPnP Setup>. The menu is as the following:
UPnP Setup
UPnP
UPnP NAT Traversal
Set the first item UPnP to <On> and the DVR is ready.
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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.
4.6.2
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 and it will take care of everything.
4.7
System Log Exportation
In the Configuration setup menu, select <System Log> and a list of system
logs will be displayed on the screen. Users can export the system log as a
data file to an external storage device. Connect a USB storage device and
click on <Export> (or press COPY key) to export the system log file to the
USB storage device. Note that in the mean time, a digital signature file will
also be exported.
Also under the Configuration setup menu, set <Operation Log> to <On> and
operation logs will begin to be recorded in the system log. Alternatively, set to
<Off> and operation logs will not be part of the system log.
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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.
The tasks that can be performed with the remote monitoring software are
listed below:
•
•
•
•
•
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 simultaneously, including the preset
“admin” and four other accounts
NOTE: The Menu function allows users to remotely access the DVR’s
OSD setup menu, with some limitations. Refer to the above sections or
the OSD Setup Manual for setting configuration of the DVR.
5.1
Remote Monitoring System Requirements
Items
Personal Computer
Hard Disk Drive
Operating System
Web Browser
Monitor Resolution
Network Card
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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, Windows 7
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 or above
Minimum 1024×768 with 16-bit color
10Base-T (10 Mbps) or 100Base-TX (100 Mbps)
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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>, <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 level 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 DVR’s OSD setup menu via front panel of the DVR, then the “admin”
account at the remote monitoring site cannot change the settings at the same
time. The “admin” account at the DVR side has priority.
The following steps demonstrate procedures to connect and login to the DVR.
• 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 a desired display mode –
full-screen and 4-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 on
the display button in MODE section. The available selections is 4 camera
display. To view certain window in full-screen, either double-click on the
preferred grid, 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.
Auto Focus (A.F.)
Click on it and the focus of the camera will be automatically adjusted to show
a clearer image.
Set/Go Preset & Run Tour (•)
The remote monitoring software allows its users to store up to 255 preset
points according to the allowance of the supported dome cameras.
Use Direction buttons to pan/tilt dome camera to an appropriate position.
Then click this button, select <Set Preset> and choose a preferred number
from the pull-down list. The preset point is named as the selected number.
Click this button, select <Go Preset> and choose a preferred number from the
pull-down list to call the preset point for viewing.
Click this button, select <Run Tour> and the dome camera will start the tour
set previously at the dome camera side.
Dome ID (ID)
Click for changing the dome ID and protocol. Proper authority is required to
access this function.
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.
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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.
5.3.1.3
Digital Zoom of Camera Display
Users can view the camera zoom-in images via the digital zoom function.
Right click on any preferred camera grid, in any kind of display mode, and
select the digital zoom item to switch on the function. Users then can easily
control zoom in/out via mouse scroll wheel.
Move the scroll wheel away from users to zoom in and move toward the users
to zoom out. On the upper left-hand corner will show zoom-in magnification.
The maximum magnification is X7. Also on the lower right-hand corner will
display the position of current viewing area (shown as an inner white
rectangle) comparing with the original screen (shown as an outer rectangle
frame).
In addition, the viewing area can be dragged and moved by left clicking and
holding the mouse while moving.
NOTE: This function will use up a lot of CPU resources. It is
recommended not to open too many programs at the same time to
avoid crash of CPU.
5.3.1.4
Manually Trigger Relay Output Devices
The remote monitoring software allows users to manually trigger relay output
devices while monitoring at the remote site. Right click on any camera grid
and select relay out A, B, or C to manually trigger any of them. This is
especially convenient when users wishes to trigger any relay output devices
while monitoring at the remote site.
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5.3.2
Instant Recording
Instant Recording function allows users to record video to the PC by one click.
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.
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
playback from the DVR. <Local Playback> enables users to playback a
recorded video file stored in 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.
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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.
• 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.
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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 DVR.
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 will be shown 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.
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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-*”.
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.
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5.3.8
Remote Software Upgrade/ Reboot of Connected DVR
Users can remotely perform software upgrade or reboot the connected DVR.
Remote Software Upgrade
Click MENU button in the main window toolbar. A Configuration window will
be displayed. Go to <System Setup> Æ <System/Version Info> and the menu
is as shown below. Then click on the Execute button and locate the upgrade
file “*.tar” or files “*.tgz & *.md5” to start remote software upgrade.
Remotely Reboot
Also from the Configuration window, access the Shutdown menu as shown
below. Then click on the Execute button to remotely reboot the DVR.
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5.3.9
Remote Monitoring Software Troubleshooting
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
Seagate
WD
Model Name
Model Number
Size
Barracuda 7200.12
ST2500418AS
500GB
SV35
ST3500411SV
500GB
SV35
ST31000526SV
Barracuda Green
ST1500DL003
1.5TB
Barracuda Green
ST2000DL003
2TB
AV-GP
WD5000AVDS
500G
AV-GP
WD10EURS
1.0T
AV-GP
WD20EURS
2.0T
1TB
NOTE: After a HDD is successfully installed, users will see a number shown in front
of the device name when retrieving internal disks information in the OSD setup menu
via <Database> Æ <Internal Disks>. The number represents the SATA port that the
HDD is connected to.
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Appendix B: Remote Controller
A remote control is provided for the DVR. The operational function keys (on the lef t) 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. In order to control more than one
DVR via the same remote control, users have to assign a unique DVR Unit ID to each DVR.
Use the front panel of the DVR, and follow this path to change the DVR Unit ID: <Main
Menu> Æ <System> 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 listed below shows the association of DVR Unit ID and the remote control
number.
DVR Unit ID
Remote Control #
(Channel key)
DVR Unit ID
Remote Control #
(Channel key)
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 of all DVRs are changed, users can use the “DVR SEL” key on the
remote control to switch control of different DVRs. Press “DVR SEL”, and then press any
Channel key immediately to select the associating DVR. For example, assuming that the
DVR Unit ID of DVR A is set to 225, press “DVR SEL” and press “2” immediately. Now, the
remote control will only be able to control DVR A. Press “DVR SEL”, and then press any
Channel key to switch control of different DVRs.
NOTE: If there are two different DVRs set to the same Unit ID, then the operations
on the remote control will apply to the two DVRs at the same time.
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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 with an
authorized account and go to the following path: <Camera> 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.
NOTE: Users can access the OSD menu with an authorized account and go to
<Monitor> Æ <Mouse Sensitivity> to setup preferred sensitivity level of USB mouse.
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 <Align Here> from
the pull-down menu. Users can also change the monitor type as BNC or VGA. The other
options allow users to quickly set all camera titles to the preset positions at once.
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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: <Event> Æ
<Per Channel Config> Æ <Detection Config> Æ <Detected Area Setup>. The screen is
split into 16×12 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: 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 recorded 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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