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Vi-X05 Series Digital Recorders
(DVR) Quick Reference Guide
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Including how to connect a Vi-K1 to a DVR
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This is a quick help guide, for more information
regarding the use of this product please refer to the full
user manual supplied with the unit or download it from
www.videoswitch.co.uk (click on Manuals)
Videoswitch
Ocean House
Telephone
01252-851510
Redfields Industrial Park
Fax
01252-851296
Redfields Lane
Email
sales@videoswitch.co.uk
Church Crookham
Web
www.videoswitch.co.uk
Hants GU52 0RD
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Connecting a Vi-K1 Remote Keyboard
to a DVR
To control the main monitor
Using a CAT5 cable, connect the socket marked “OUT” on the Vi-K1 to the keyboard input on the
DVR marked “MAIN”.
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To control a spot monitor
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Using a CAT5 cable, connect the socket marked “OUT” on the Vi-K1 to the keyboard input on the
DVR marked “SPOT1”, “SPOT2” or “SPOT3”.
To address multiple DVRs
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Refer to application note Vsd605a.pdf which is available on the Videoswitch web site.
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Notes:
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1. Use the CAT5 cable provided or any standard (i.e. non cross-over) CAT5 cable.
2. Make sure you use the “OUT” connector on the Vi-K1 to connect to the DVR.
3. The “IN” connectoron the Vi-K1 may be uconnected to the “OUT” connector of a second
Vi-K1 if multiple control points are required.
LIVE VIEWING
This DVR will normally be recording live images all the time irrespective of whether
images are being played back or written to CD (unless specifically setup to use timers).
Password
If a password is required, press the password key followed by your six digit password.
Then press the OK button to log you into the system. For example:
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Viewing Full Screen Images
Press the live key to view live images on the main monitor.This key may be pressed at
any time to exit from any other screen.
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Select full screen views of different cameras on the main monitor by entering the camera
number using the NUMBER keys:
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LIVE
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To step forwards or backwards through the cameras, press one of these keys:
Multi Screen Displays
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Press the Quad key to view 4 cameras on the monitor at once. Press the key again to
see the next 4 cameras.
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Press the Multi-screen key to view 9 cameras on the monitor at once. Press it again to
view 16 cameras at once (maximum number of cameras depends on model of DVR)
Spot Monitor
Press the MON key to select a spot monitor (displayed on bottom right of screen prior to the
camera number).
Press MON again to step through the monitor options. Note that the main monitor is the default,
and only the camera number is displayed.
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Cameras may be selected as described above using number keys.
FINDING INFORMATION
If there is a CD in the CD drive with previously stored images on it, the DVR will replay
from the CD. Otherwise, it will replay from the built-in hard drive.
FIND Date/Time
Note: Sometimes it is useful to
press the DEF key when in search
mode, to call up the latest available
recorded images
This mode finds images by date and time.
Press this key to enter the Date/Time search
mode:
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Use the NUMBER keys to enter any date
and time for which there is still video
available.
Note: The format for the date and
time is DD/MM/YY HH:MM:SS
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Find by entering date and time
Find by Active Search
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Scroll through dates and times using the left and right ARROW keys: then increase or
decrease your specified variable using the up and down ARROW keys.
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Play
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When you have found what you want, use
the play keys to view the video:
Note: As any digit of the date and
time is changed, the corresponding
image is immediately found on the
hard drive and displayed.
This is our “active search” facility.
NOTE: Press the Play forwards or
Play backwards keys multiple times to
increase the viewing speed of the
recorded images.
Key functions are: Step backwards, Play backwards, Pause, Play forwards, Step forward.
BURNING INCIDENTS
To burn a section of video recording to CD, go to the middle section of the video or to the
particular image that you wish to backup using the FIND and PLAY facilities as described
in the FIND INFORMATION section. Then do the following:
Call up the BURN-1 screen by pressing this key.
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BURN
Create an “incident” by pressing this key.
Note: The time and Date
selected on the find screen will be
in the middle of this incident.
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Start writing to a blank CD by pressing this key:
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Press the “Open CD drawer” button on the CD
drive and place a new CD-R in the CD drive.
Press the “Open CD drawer” button again to
close the drawer.
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Note: The start and end times
can also be individually set and
multiple incidents may be burned
onto a single CD. Please refer to
the main manual for details.
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Change the duration of the incident as required
using the left/right keys:
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Note: If there is a CD in the CD
drive that is not blank, the BURN
screen will not be displayed.
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IMPORTANT NOTE:
When an important incident has
been written to a CD, always check
that the CD plays back correctly,
either by playing it on the DVR or
on a PC.