FCS-1141 H.264 1.3-Megapixel PoE Network Camera User Manual

FCS-1141
H.264 1.3-Megapixel PoE Network Camera
User Manual
Ver1.3
Table of Contents
1.
2.
3.
Overview ................................................................................................................................ 3
1.1
Features ...................................................................................................................... 3
1.2
Package Contents ....................................................................................................... 4
Introduction of IP Camera .................................................................................................... 5
2.1
Camera Dimensions .................................................................................................... 5
2.2
Connectors on the Rear Board .................................................................................... 6
Preparations for IP Camera Setup ....................................................................................... 8
3.1
System Requirements ................................................................................................. 8
3.2
Installation ................................................................................................................... 8
3.3
Accessing IP Camera ................................................................................................ 10
Using recording software....................................................................................................... 14
Installing DC Viewer Software Online.................................................................................... 15
4.
Configuration & Operation ................................................................................................. 17
4.1
Browser-based Viewer Introduction ........................................................................... 17
4.2
Home Page................................................................................................................ 18
4.3
System Related Settings............................................................................................ 20
4.4
4.3.1
Host Name and System Time Setting......................................................... 21
4.3.2
Security ...................................................................................................... 22
4.3.3
Network...................................................................................................... 25
4.3.4
DDNS......................................................................................................... 30
4.3.5
Mail ............................................................................................................ 31
4.3.6
FTP ............................................................................................................ 32
4.3.7
Application (Excluding Compact IP Dome) ................................................. 33
4.3.8
Motion Detection ........................................................................................ 39
4.3.9
Storage Management................................................................................. 43
4.3.10
Recording................................................................................................... 45
4.3.11
File Location............................................................................................... 46
4.3.12
Iris Adjustment (Excluding Compact IP Dome) ........................................... 47
4.3.13
View Log File.............................................................................................. 48
4.3.14
View User Information ................................................................................ 49
4.3.15
View Parameters........................................................................................ 51
4.3.16
Factory Default........................................................................................... 52
4.3.17
Software Version........................................................................................ 53
4.3.18
Software Upgrade ...................................................................................... 54
4.3.19
Maintenance............................................................................................... 57
Video and Audio Streaming Settings ......................................................................... 58
4.4.1
Video Resolution and Rotate Type ............................................................. 58
4.4.2
Video Compression .................................................................................... 61
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4.5
4.6
4.4.3
Video OCX Protocol ................................................................................... 63
4.4.4
Video Frame Skip....................................................................................... 64
4.4.5
Video Mask ................................................................................................ 65
4.4.6
Audio Mode and Bit Rate Settings.............................................................. 66
Camera Settings........................................................................................................ 68
4.5.1
Exposure Setting ........................................................................................ 69
4.5.2
White Balance Setting ................................................................................ 70
4.5.3
Backlight Setting ........................................................................................ 71
4.5.4
Brightness Setting ...................................................................................... 71
4.5.5
Sharpness Setting ...................................................................................... 72
4.5.6
Contrast Setting ......................................................................................... 72
4.5.7
Saturation Setting....................................................................................... 72
4.5.8
Digital Zoom Setting ................................................................................... 72
4.5.9
IR Function................................................................................................. 72
4.5.10
WDR Function............................................................................................ 73
4.5.11
3DNR Function........................................................................................... 73
4.5.12
TV System Setup ....................................................................................... 73
Logout ....................................................................................................................... 74
Appendix A: Technical Specifications ...................................................................................... 75
Appendix B: Internet Security Settings..................................................................................... 77
Appendix C: DC Viewer Download Procedure .......................................................................... 80
Appendix D: Install UPnP Components..................................................................................... 82
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1.
Overview
Following high standard of Megapixel IP Camera, the HD WDR IP Camera
holds pioneer image setting functions to provide the best image quality.
Adopting superior Sony image sensor, the IP Camera is highly sensitive and
has good low-light performance.
In addition to MPEG-4 and MJPEG real time streaming, the HD WDR IP
Camera develops superior H.264 codec to smoothly transfer High Definition
surveillance data through Internet without distortion. The built-in Wide Dynamic
Range (WDR) function allows getting crystal images even in extreme condition;
this feature enhances the camera’s performance in installations include shops,
banks, parking lots, factories and building surveillance.
1.1
Features
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Sony Progressive Scan CCD sensor
HD 720p real-time at dual streaming
H.264, MJPEG and MPEG-4 compression
Integrated real-time WDR
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2D / 3D Noise Reduction
Motion Detection
Privacy Masks
Day/Night (ICR)
• Micro SD support
• BNC analog output
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1.2
Package Contents
The HD WDR IP Camera’s standard package contains the items as shown
below. Contents will vary among different models. Please check the list as
follows for details.
HD WDR IP Camera
Back focus adjuster
CD
Quick Guide
(bundled software and
documentation)
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Power terminal block
2.
Introduction of IP Camera
This chapter will provide the camera dimensions for reference before installation.
Definition of each connector on the camera’s rear board will also be specified.
2.1
Camera Dimensions
The IP Camera’s dimensions are as shown below:
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2.2
Connectors on the Rear Board
The diagram below shows the IP Camera’s rear board. Definition for each
connector will be given as follows.
Network LEDs
NETWORK
LINE
OUT
VIDEO
LINE IN
MIC IN
Reset Button
PoE
Power LED
AUTO
IRIS
I/O 1 2 3 4
SD
Power Connector
DC 12V/AC 24V
Line Out & Line In / Mic In ports
For two-way audio transmission
Power LED
Green light indicates good power connection.
Reset Button
Press and hold the button for 5 seconds, and then the camera will reset to
factory defaults. After around 30 seconds, reconnect the camera by entering its
default IP address: 192.168.0.250, in the URL bar.
Auto Iris Lens Connector
For use with auto iris lens
Network (with PoE) Connector
RJ45 connector for LAN connection
Network LEDs
Green Link Light indicates good network connection.
Orange Activity Light flashes for network activity indication.
NETWORK
I/O Terminal Connector
For alarm connection (see section 3.2 Installation—Alarm Application)
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BNC Connector
For video output
Micro SD Card Slot
For video and snapshots storage
AC 24V/DC 12V Connector
Please refer to the table below for wiring of AC 24V and DC 12V camera with
the supplied power cable.
AC 24V
+
-
AC 24V: Power-1
DC 12V: Power
AC 24V: Earth GND
DC 12V: Reserved
AC 24V: Power-2
DC 12V: GND
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3.
Preparations for IP Camera Setup
This chapter outlines information about system requirements for IP Camera
operation, procedures of camera connection, and login to the camera.
3.1
System Requirements
To perform the IP Camera via web browser, please ensure your PC is in good
network connection, and meet system requirement as described below.
Items
System Requirement
1. Intel○R Pentium○R M, 2.16 GHz or Intel○R CoreTM2 Duo,
Personal Computer
2.0 GHz
2. 2 GB RAM or more
3.2
Operating System
Windows VISTA or Windows XP
Web Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
Network Card
10Base-T (10 Mbps) or 100Base-TX (100 Mbps) operation
Viewer
ActiveX control plug-in for Microsoft IE
Installation
Please follow the instructions below to complete IP Camera installation.
Lens Mounting: CS Mount Lens
Power Connection
Please refer to section 2.2 Connectors on the Rear Board for power wiring.
Additionally, if using PoE, make sure Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) is in
use in the network.
Ethernet Cable Connection
Use of Category 5 Ethernet cable is recommended for network connection; to
have best transmission quality, cable length shall not exceed 100 meters.
Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the RJ-45 connector of the IP Camera,
and the other end of the cable to the network switch or PC.
NOTE: In some cases, you may need use an Ethernet crossover cable
when connecting the IP Camera directly to the PC.
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Check the status of the link indicator and activity indicator LEDs; if the LEDs are
unlit, please check LAN connection.
Green Link Light indicates good network connection.
Orange Activity Light flashes for network activity indication.
NETWORK
Alarm Application
The camera equips one alarm input and one relay output for alarm application.
Refer to alarm pin definition below to connect alarm devices to the IP Camera if
needed.
1.
Output+
2.
Output-
3.
Input+
4.
Input-
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3.3
Accessing IP Camera
For initial access to the IP Camera, users can search the camera through the
installer program: DeviceSearch.exe, which can be found in “DeviceSearch”
folder in the supplied CD.
Device Search Software Setup
Step 1: Double click on the program Device Search.exe (see the icon below);
its window will appear as shown below. Then click the “Device Search”
button.
Step 2: The security alert window will pop up. Click “Unblock” to continue.
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Device Search
Step 3: Click “Device Search” again, and all the finding IP devices will be listed
in the page, as shown in the figure below. The IP Camera’s default IP
address is: 192.168.0.250.
Step 4: Double click or right click and select “Browse” to access the camera
directly via web browser.
Step 5: Then the prompt window of request for entering default username
and password (as shown below) will appear for login to the IP Camera.
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The default login ID and password for the Administrator are:
Login ID
Password
root
NOTE: ID and password are case sensitive.
NOTE: It is strongly advised that administrator’s password be
altered for the security concerns. Refer to section 4.3.2
Security for further details.
Additionally, users can change the IP Camera’s network property, either DHCP
or Static IP directly in the device finding list. Refer to the following section for
changing the IP Camera’s network property.
Example of Changing IP Camera’s Network Property
Users can directly change an IP Camera’s network property, ex. from static IP
to DHCP, in the finding device list. The way to change the IP Camera’s network
property is specified below:
Step 1: In the finding device list, click on the IP Camera that you would like to
change its network property. On the selected item, right click and select
“Network Setup.” Meanwhile, record the IP Camera’s MAC address, for
future identification.
Step 2: The “Network Setup” page will come out. Select “DHCP,” and press
“Apply” button down the page.
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Step 3: Click “OK” on the Note of setting change. Wait for one minute to
re-search the IP Camera.
Step 4: Click the “Device Search” button to re-search all the devices. Then
select the IP Camera with the correct MAC address. Double click on the
IP Camera, and the login window will come out.
Step 5: Enter User name and Password to access the IP Camera
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Using recording software
The product software CD also contains recording software-IP CamSecure, allowing
simultaneous monitoring and video recording for multiple Network Cameras. Please install
the recording software; then launch the program to add the Network Camera to the
Channel list. For detailed information about how to use IP CamSecure, please refer to the
user’s manual of the software or download it at http://global.level1.com.
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Installing DC Viewer Software Online
For the initial access to the IP Camera, a client program, DC Viewer, will be
automatically installed to your PC when connecting to the IP Camera.
If the Web browser doesn’t allow DC Viewer installation, please check the
Internet security settings or ActiveX controls and plug-ins settings (see
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Appendix B: Internet Security Settings) to continue the process.
The Information Bar (just below the URL bar) may come out and ask for
permission to install the ActiveX Control for displaying video in browser (see the
figure below). Right click on the Information Bar and select “Install ActiveX
Control…” to allow the installation.
Then the security warning window will pop up. Click “Install” to carry on software
installation.
Click “Finish” to close the DC Viewer window when download is finished. For
the detailed software download procedure, please refer to Appendix C: DC
Viewer Download Procedure.
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Once login to the IP Camera, users will see the Home page as shown below:
NOTE: Please note that the function buttons will vary depending on the
camera model.
Administrator/User Privileges
“Administrator” represents the person who can configure the IP Camera and
authorize users access to the camera; “User” refers to whoever has access to
the camera with limited authority, i.e. entering Home and Camera setting pages.
Image and Focus Adjustment
The image displays on the Home page when successfully accessing to the IP
Camera. Adjust zoom and focus as necessary to produce a clear image.
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4.
Configuration & Operation
The IP Camera is provided with a user-friendly browser-based configuration
interface, and a free bundled IP CamSecure Lite for record and playback video.
In this chapter, information about main page introduction, system related
settings and camera settings will be described in detail.
For further information about IP CamSecure, please refer to IP CamSecure user
manual.
4.1
Browser-based Viewer Introduction
The figure below shows the main page of the IP Camera user interface.
Time Display
Live Video Panel
Video Format Selection
Recording Button
Display Mode
Video Compression Info
Video Stream Pause Button
Snapshot Button
Speaker Button
Talk Button
NOTE: Please note that the function buttons will vary depending on the
camera model.
There are five tabs: Home, System, Streaming, Camera and Logout on the top
of the viewer.
Home
Users can monitor live video of the targeted area.
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System setting
Administrator can set host name, system time, root password, network related
settings, etc. Further details will be interpreted in section 4.3 System Related
Settings .
Streaming setting
Administrator can modify video resolution and rotate type and select audio
compression mode in this page.
Camera setting
Users can adjust various camera parameters, including <Exposure>, <White
Balance>, <Brightness>, <Sharpness>, <Contrast> and <Digital Zoom>.
Logout
Click on the tab to re-login the IP Camera with another username and
password.
4.2
Home Page
In the Home page, there are several function buttons right down the displayed
image.
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NOTE: Please note that the function buttons will vary depending on the
camera model.
Screen Size Adjustment
Image display size can be adjusted to x1/2 and full screen.
Digital Zoom Control
In the full screen mode, users can implement digital zoom by rotating the mouse
wheel (for zoom in/out) and dragging the mouse into any direction.
(on/off)
Talk button
Talk function allows the local site to talk to the remote site. Click on the button to
switch it to on/off. Please refer to section 4.3.2 Security: Add user >>
Talk/Listen for further details. This function is only open to “User” who has been
granted this privilege by the Administrator.
NOTE: This function is only available for the Box Camera and Vandal
Proof IP Dome.
(on/off)
Speaker button
Press the Speaker button to mute/activate the audio.
NOTE: This function is only available for the Box Camera and Vandal
Proof IP Dome.
Snapshot button
Press the button, and the JPEG snapshots will automatically be saved in the
appointed place. The default place of saving snapshots is: C:\. To change the
storage location, please refer to section 4.3.11 File Location for further details.
(pause/restart)
Video Streaming Pause/Restart button
Press the pause button to disable video streaming, the live video will be
displayed as black. Press the restart button to show the live video again.
(on/off)
Recording button
Press the button and the recordings from the Live View will be saved to the
location specified in the “File Location” (snapshot) page; see section 4.3.11
File Location for further details.
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4.3
System Related Settings
The figure below shows all categories under the “System” tab. Each category in
the left column will be explained in the following sections.
NOTE: The “System” configuration page is only accessible by
Administrator.
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4.3.1
Host Name and System Time Setting
Press the first category: <System> in the left column; the page is shown as
below.
Host Name
The name is for camera identification. If alarm function (see section 4.3.7
Application) is enabled and is set to send alarm message by Mail/FTP, the host
name entered here will display in the alarm message.
Time Zone
Select the time zone you are in from the drop-down menu.
Enable Daylight Saving Time (DST)
To enable DST, please check the item and then specify time offset and DST
duration. The format for time offset is [hh:mm:ss]; for instance, if the amount of
time offset is one hour, please enter “01:00:00” into the field.
Sync With Computer Time
Select the item, and video date and time display will synchronize with the PC’s.
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Manual
The Administrator can set video date, time and day manually. Entry format
should be identical with that shown next to the enter field.
Sync with NTP Server
Network Time Protocol (NTP) is an alternate way to synchronize your camera’s
clock with a NTP server. Please specify the server you wish to synchronize in
the enter field. Then select an update interval from the drop-down menu. For
further information about NTP, please see the web site: www.ntp.org.
4.3.2
Security
Click the category: <Security>, and the page is shown as the figure below.
Root password
Change the administrator’s password by inputting the new password in both text
boxes. The input characters/numbers will be displayed as dots for security
purposes. After clicking <Save>, the web browser will ask the Administrator for
the new password for access. The maximum length of the password is 14 digits.
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NOTE: The following characters are valid: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, !#$%&’-.@^_~.
Add user
Type the new user's name and password and click <Add> to add the new user.
Both user name and password can be up to 16 characters. The new user will be
displayed in the user name list. There is a maximum of twenty user accounts.
Each user can be assigned the privileges of “Camera control”, “Talk” and
“Listen”.
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I/O access
This item supports fundamental functions that enable users to view
video when accessing to the camera.
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Camera control
This item allows the appointed User to change camera parameters on
the Camera Setting page.
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Talk/Listen
Talk and Listen functions allow the appointed user in the local site (PC
site) communicating with, for instance, the administrator in the remote
site.
NOTE: The Compact IP Dome does not have Talk function.
Manage User
Delete user
To delete a user, pull down the user list, and select the user name you wish to
delete. Then click <Delete> to remove it.
Edit user
Pull down the user list and select a user name. Click <Edit> to edit the user’s
password and privilege.
NOTE: It is required to enter the User password as well as select the
function open to the user. When finished, click <Save> to modify the
account authority.
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4.3.3
Network
Click <Network> in the left column, and the page will display as shown below.
Users can choose to connect to the IP Camera with fixed or dynamic (DHCP) IP
address. The IP Camera also provides PPPoE support for users who connect to
the network via PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE).
Get IP address automatically (DHCP)
The camera’s default setting is “Use fixed IP address”. Please refer to the
previous section
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3.3
Accessing IP Camera for login with the default IP address.
If select “Get IP address automatically”, after the IP Camera restarts, users
can search it through the installer program: DeviceSearch.exe, which can be
found in “DeviceSearch” folder in the supplied CD.
NOTE: Please make the record of the IP Camera’s MAC address, which
can be found in the label of the camera, for identification in the future.
Use fixed IP address
To setup static IP address, select “Use fixed IP address” and move the cursor
to the IP address blank (as indicated below) and insert the new IP address, ex.
192.168.7.123; then go to the Default gateway (explained latter) blank and
change the setting, ex. 192.168.7.254. Press “Save” to confirm the new setting.
When using static IP address to login to the IP Camera, users can access it
either through “DeviceSearch” software (see 3.3 Accessing IP Camera) or input
the IP address in the URL bar and press “Enter”.
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IP address
This is necessary for network identification.
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Subnet mask
It is used to determine if the destination is in the same subnet. The
default value is “255.255.255.0”.
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Default gateway
This is the gateway used to forward frames to destinations in different
subnet. Invalid gateway setting will fail the transmission to destinations
in different subnet.
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Primary DNS
Primary DNS is the primary domain name server that translates
hostnames into IP addresses.
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Secondary DNS
Secondary DNS is a secondary domain name server that backups the
primary DNS.
Use PPPoE
For the PPPoE users, please enter the PPPoE Username and Password into
the fields, and click on the “Save” button to complete the setting.
Advanced
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Web Server port
The default web server port is 80. Once the port is changed, the user
must be notified the change for the connection to be successful. For
instance, when the Administrator changes the HTTP port of the IP
Camera whose IP address is 192.168.0.100 from 80 to 8080, the user
must type in the web browser “http://192.168.0.100:8080” instead of
“http://192.168.0.100”.
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RTSP port
RTSP port could be set from 1 to 65535. (Normal Setting Port: 554,
1024 ~65535)
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MJPEG over HTTP port
The default setting of HTTP Port is 8008; setting range: 1024 ~65535.
NOTE: Be aware to choose the different port from the one set for the
web server port.
UPnP Setting
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Enable UPnP
When the UPnP is enabled, whenever the IP Camera is presented to
the LAN, the icon of the connected IP Camera will appear in My
Network Places to allow for direct access as shown below.
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FCS-1131
FCS-1131
FCS-1141
FCS-3071
NOTE: To enable this function, please make sure the UPnP
component is installed on your computer. Please refer to
Appendix E: Install UPnP Components for UPnP component
installation procedure.
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Enable UPnP port forwarding
When the UPnP port forwarding is enabled, the IP Camera is allowed to
open the web server port on the router automatically.
NOTE: To enable this function, please make sure that your
router supports UPnP and it is activated.
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Friendly name
Set the name for the IP Camera for identity.
4.3.4
DDNS
Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) allows a host name to be constantly
synchronized with a dynamic IP address. In other words, it allows those using a
dynamic IP address to be associated to a static domain name so others can
connect to it by name.
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Enable DDNS
Check the item to enable DDNS.
Provider
Select one DDNS host from the provider list.
Host name
Enter the registered domain name in the field.
Username/E-mail
Enter the username or e-mail required by the DDNS provider for authentication.
Password/Key
Enter the password or key required by the DDNS provider for authentication.
4.3.5
Mail
The Administrator can send an e-mail via Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
when an alarm is triggered. SMTP is a protocol for sending e-mail messages
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between servers. SMTP is a relatively simple, text-based protocol, where one or
more recipients of a message are specified and the message text is transferred.
The configuration page is shown as follows:
Two sets of SMTP can be configured. Each set includes SMTP Server, Account
Name, Password and E-mail Address settings. For SMTP server, contact your
network service provider for more specific information.
4.3.6
FTP
The Administrator can set as sending alarm message to a specific File Transfer
Protocol (FTP) site when an alarm is triggered. Users can assign alarm
message to up to two FTP sites. The FTP setting page is shown below. Enter
the FTP details, which include server, server port, user name, password and
remote folder, in the fields. Press “Save” when finished.
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4.3.7
Application (Excluding Compact IP Dome)
The IP Camera (Box Camera and Vandal Proof Dome) equips one alarm input
and one relay output for cooperating with alarm system to catch events’ images.
Refer to alarm pin definition below to connect alarm devices to the IP Camera if
needed. The alarm configuration page is also shown below.
Alarm Pin Definition
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1.
2.
Output+
Output-
3.
4.
Input+
Input-
Alarm Switch
The Administrator can enable or disable the alarm function.
Alarm Type
Select an alarm type, “Normal close” or “Normal open,” that corresponds with
the alarm application.
Alarm Output
Define alarm output signal “high” or “low” as the normal alarm output status
according to the current alarm application.
Triggered Action (Multi-option)
The Administrator can specify alarm actions that will take when the alarm is
triggered. All options are listed as follows:
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• Enable Alarm Output
Select the item to enable alarm relay output.
• Send Alarm Message by FTP/E-Mail
The Administrator can select whether to send an alarm message by FTP
and/or E-Mail when an alarm is triggered.
• Upload Image by FTP
Select this item, and the Administrator can assign a FTP site and
configure various parameters as shown in the figure below. When the
alarm is triggered, event images will be uploaded to the appointed FTP
site.
• Record Stream to SD Card
Select the item, and the alarm-triggered recording will be saved into your
Micro SD card.
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NOTE: Please make sure the local recording (with Micro SD/
SDHC card) is activated so that this function can be implemented.
See section 4.3.10 Recording for further details.
• Upload Image by E-Mail
Select this item, and the Administrator can assign an e-mail address and
configure various parameters as shown in the figure below. When the
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alarm is triggered, event images will be sent to the appointed e-mail
address.
NOTE: Make sure SMTP or FTP configuration has been completed. See
section 4.3.5 Mail and 4.3.6 FTP for further details.
File Name
Enter a file name in the blank, ex. image.jpg. The uploaded image’s file name
format can be set in this section. Please select the one that meets your
requirements.
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Add date/time suffix
File name: imageYYMMDD_HHNNSS_XX.jpg
Y: Year, M: Month, D: Day
H: Hour, N: Minute, S: Second
X: Sequence Number
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Add sequence number suffix (no maximum value)
File name: imageXXXXXXX.jpg
X: Sequence Number
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Add sequence number suffix (limited value)
File Name: imageXX.jpg
X: Sequence Number
The file name suffix will end at the number being set. For example, if the
setting is up to “10,” the file name will start from 00, end at 10, and then
start all over again.
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Overwrite
The original image in the FTP site will be overwritten by the new
uploaded file with a static filename.
Save
After complete all the settings mentions above, please click on the Save button
to save all the settings in this page.
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4.3.8
Motion Detection
Motion Detection function allows detecting suspicious motion and triggering
alarms when motion volume in the detected area reaches/exceeds the
determined sensitivity threshold value.
In the Motion Detection setting page, there is a frame (Motion Detection
Window) displayed on the Live Video Pane. The Motion Detection Window is
for defining the motion detection area. To change the size of the Motion
Detection Window, move the mouse cursor to the edge of the frame and draw it
outward/inward. Moving the mouse to the center of the frame can shift the frame
to the intended location.
Up 10 Motion Detection Windows can be set. Press the “add” button under the
Live Video Pane to add a Motion Detection Window. To cancel a Motion
Detection Window, move the mouse cursor to the selected Window, and click
on the “delete” button.
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If Motion Detection function is activated, the pop-off window (Motion) with
indication of motion will be shown.
When motion is detected, the signals will be displayed on the Motion window as
shown below.
Detailed settings of Motion Detection are described as follows:
Motion Detection
You will be able to turn on/off Motion Detection in System section. Default
setting is Off.
Motion Detection Setting
Users could adjust various parameters of Motion Detection in this section.
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Sampling pixel interval [1-100]:
The default value is 10, which means system will take one sampling
pixel for every 10 pixel.
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Detection level [1-100]:
The default level is 10. The item is to set detection level for each
sampling pixel; the smaller the value, the more sensitive it is.
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Sensitivity level [1-100]:
The default level is 80, which means if 20% or more sampling pixels are
detected differently, system will detect motion. The bigger the value, the
more sensitive it is. Meanwhile, when the value is bigger, the red
horizontal line in the motion indication window will be lower accordingly.
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Time interval (sec) [0-7200]:
The default interval is 10. The value is the interval between each
detected motion.
Triggered Action (Multi-option)
The Administrator can specify alarm actions that will take when motion is
detected. All options are listed as follows:
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Enable Alarm Output
Check the item and select the predefined type of alarm output to enable
alarm relay output when motion is detected.
NOTE: This option is excluded in the Compact IP Dome
Camera.
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Record stream to SD Card
Select this item, and the Motion Detection recording will be stored in
Micro SD/ SDHC card when motion is detected.
NOTE: Please make sure the local recording (with Micro SD/
SDHC card) is activated so that this function can be implemplemented. See section 4.3.10 Recording for further details.
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Send Alarm Message by FTP/E-Mail
The Administrator can select whether to send an alarm message by
FTP and/or E-Mail when motion is detected.
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Upload Image by FTP
Select this item, and the Administrator can assign a FTP site and
configure various parameters as shown in the figure below. When
motion is detected, event images will be uploaded to the appointed FTP
site.
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Upload Image by E-Mail
Select this item, and the Administrator can assign an e-mail address
and configure various parameters as shown in the figure below. When
motion is detected, event images will be sent to the appointed e-mail
address.
NOTE: Make sure SMTP or FTP configuration has been
completed. See section 4.3.5 Mail and 4.3.6 FTP for further
details.
File Name
The uploaded image’s filename format can be set in this section. Please select
the one that meets your requirements.
Save
Click the Save button to save all the Motion Detection settings mentioned
above.
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4.3.9
Storage Management
Users can implement local recording to the Micro SD/SDHC card.
NOTE: Please format the Micro SD/SDHC card first before recording
starts.
Device information
If a Micro SD/SDHC card is installed, the card information such as the memory
capacity and status will be shown at Device Information section.
Device setting
Press the “Format” button to format the memory card.
Disk cleanup setting
Users can enable automatic recordings cleanup by specifying the time and
storage limits
Recording List
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Each video file on the Micro SD/SDHC card will be listed in the Recording list as
shown below.
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Remove
To remove a file, select the file first, and then press the “Remove”
button.
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Sort:
Press the “Sort” button, and the files in the Recording list will be listed in
name and date order.
NOTE: The capital letter A/M/R appears in the very beginning of
a file name denotes the sort of the recording: A stands for Alarm,
M stands for Motion, and R stands for regular recording.
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Download:
To open/download a video clip, select the file first, and then press the
“download” button below the Recording list field. The selected file
window will pop up as shown below. Click on the AVI file to directly play
the video in the player or download it to a specified location.
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4.3.10 Recording
In the Recording setting page, users can specify the recording schedule that fits
the present surveillance requirement.
Activating Micro SD/SDHC Card Recording
Two types of schedule mode are offered: Always and Time Frame setting.
Users can setup the time frame to fit the recording schedule or choose “Always”
to activate Micro SD/SDHC Card Recording all the time.
Please click on the “Save” button for confirming the schedule mode.
Terminating Micro SD/SDHC Card Recording
Select “Disable” to terminate the recording function.
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4.3.11 File Location
Users can specify a storage location for the snapshots and recording. The
default setting is: C:\. Once confirm the setting, press “Save,” and all the
snapshots and recording will be saved in the designate location.
NOTE: Please make sure the selected file path contains valid characters
such as letters and numbers.
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4.3.12 Iris Adjustment (Excluding Compact IP Dome)
For users who use Auto-iris lens, when it is required to implement iris
adjustment, please refer to the Iris adjustment procedure in the setting page to
adjust iris.
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4.3.13 View Log File
Click on the link to view the system log file. The content of the file provides
useful information about configuration and connections after system boot-up.
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4.3.14 View User Information
The Administrator can view each added user’s login information and privileges
(see 4.3.2 Security).
View User Login Information
All the users in the network will be listed in the “User information” zone, as
shown below. As the figure below shows:
root:
It indicates that one user’s login username is: root, and password is blank
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View User Privilege
Press “get user privacy” down the page, and the Administrator can view each
user’s privileges.
As the figure above shows:
User: 1:1:0:1
1:1:0:1= I/O access: Camera control: Talk: Listen (see 4.3.2 Security)
Therefore, it denotes the user is granted privileges of I/O access, Camera
control and Listen.
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4.3.15 View Parameters
Click on this item to view the entire system’s parameter setting.
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4.3.16 Factory Default
The factory default setting page is as shown below. Follow the instructions to
reset the IP camera to factory default setting if needed.
Set Default
Click on the “Set Default” button to recall the factory default settings. Then the
system will restart in 30 seconds.
NOTE: The IP address will be restored to default.
Reboot
Click on the “Reboot” button, and the system will restart without changing the
current settings.
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4.3.17 Software Version
The software version of the IP Camera is displayed in the software version page,
which is shown below.
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4.3.18 Software Upgrade
Software upgrade can be carried out in the “Software Upgrade” page as shown
below.
NOTE: Make sure the upgrade software file is available before carrying
out software upgrade.
The procedure of software upgrade is like the following:
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Step 1: Click “Browse” and select the binary file to be uploaded, ex.
Userland.jffs2.
NOTE: Do not change the upgrade file name, or the system will fail to
find the file.
Step 2: Pull down the upgrade binary file list and select the file you want to
upgrade; in this case, select “userland.jffs2.”
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Step 3: Press “Upgrade”. The system will first check whether the upgrade file
exists or not, and then begin to upload the upgrade file. Subsequently,
the upgrade status bar will display on the page. When it runs to 100%,
the upgrade process is finished.
After the upgrade process is finished, the viewer will return to Home page.
Step 4: Close the video browser.
Step 5: Click “Control Panel”, and then double click “Add or Remove
Programs.” In the “Currently install programs” list, select “DCViewer”
and click the button “Remove” to uninstall the existing DC Viewer.
Step 6: Open a new web browser, re-login the IP Camera, and then allow the
automatic download of DC Viewer.
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4.3.19 Maintenance
Users can export configuration files to a specified location and retrieve data by
uploading an existing configuration file to the IP Camera.
Export
Users can save the system settings by exporting the configuration file (.bin) to a
specified location for future use. Press the “Export” button, and the popup File
Download window will come out as shown below. Click “Save” and specify a
desired location for saving the configuration file.
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Upload
To copy an existing configuration file to the IP Camera, please first click on
“Browse” to select the configuration file, and then press the “Upload” button for
uploading.
4.4
Video and Audio Streaming Settings
Press the tab ”Streaming” in the top of the page, and the configurable video and
audio items will display in the left column. In Streaming, the Administrator can
configure specific video resolution, video compression mode, video protocol,
audio transmission mode, etc. Further details of these settings will be specified
in the following sections.
4.4.1
Video Resolution and Rotate Type
The video setting page is shown below:
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Video Format
The IP Camera provides various video dual streaming formats like the following:
• MJPEG + H.264
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•
•
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MJPEG + MPEG-4
MJPEG + BNC
H.264 + H.264
H264 + BNC
Resolution for MJPEG & H.264 format includes:
• 1280 x 960 (CCD) / 1280 x 1024 (CMOS) (12.5/15fps)
• HD 720p: 1280 × 720 (25/30fps)
• D1: 720 × 480 (25/30fps)
• VGA: 640 × 480 (25/30fps)
• QVGA: 320 × 240 (25/30fps)
• CIF: 352 × 240 (25/30fps)
• QCIF: 176 × 144 (25/30fps)
Click “Save” to confirm the Video Format setting.
Text Overlay Settings
Users can select the items to display data including date/time/text on the live
video pane. The maximum length of the string is 20 alphanumeric characters
Click “Save” to confirm the Text Overlay setting.
Video Rotate Type
Users can change video display type if necessary. Selectable video rotate types
include Normal, Flip, Mirror and 180 degree. Differences among these types are
illustrated as below.
Suppose the displayed image of IP camera is shown as the figure below.
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To rotate the image, users can select “Flip”, for instance. Then the displayed
image will be reversed as shown below.
The following is descriptions for different video rotate type.
• Flip
If select <Flip>, the image will be rotated vertically.
• Mirror
If select <Mirror>, the image will be rotated horizontally.
• 180 Degree
Selecting <180 Degree> will make the image 180° counter-/clockwise
inversed.
Click “Save” to confirm the setting.
GOV Settings
Users can set the GOV length to determine the frame contracture (I-frames and
P-frames) in a video stream for saving bandwidth. Longer GOV means
decreasing the frequency of I-frames.
Click “Save” to confirm the GOV setting.
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4.4.2
Video Compression
Users can select a proper MJPEG/H.264/MPEG-4 compression mode in the
video compression page (see the figure below), depending on the surveillance
applications.
Users can also decide whether to display compression information on the Home
page.
Click “Save” to confirm the video compression settings.
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CBR Mode Setting
The CBR (Constant Bit Rate) mode could be the preferred bit rate mode if the
bandwidth available is limited. It is important to take account of image quality
while choosing to use the CBR mode.
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4.4.3
Video OCX Protocol
In the Video OCX protocol setting page, users can select RTP over UDP, RTP
over TCP, RTSP over HTTP or MJPEG over HTTP, for streaming media over
the network. In the case of multicast networking, users can select the Multicast
mode. The page is shown as follows.
Video OCX protocol setting options include:
•
RTP over UDP / RTP over RTSP(TCP) / RTSP over HTTP / MJPEG
over HTTP
Select a mode according to your data delivery requirements.
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Multicast Mode
Enter all required data, including multicast IP address, MPEG-4 video
port, H.264 video port, MJPEG video port, audio port and TTL into each
blank.
Click “Save” to confirm the setting.
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4.4.4
Video Frame Skip
Video frame skipping is for saving bandwidth, if necessary. The setting page is
shown below.
MJPEG/H.264/MPEG-4 Frame Skip options include:
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No skipping, default
Frame skipping at 2 frame internal
Frame skipping at 5 frame internal
Frame skipping to 1 frame (highest frame loss rate)
NOTE: Higher frame skipping rate will decrease video smoothness.
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4.4.5
Video Mask
There are up to five video masks can be set by users.
Active Mask Function
• Add A Mask
Check a Video Mask checkbox, and a red frame will come out in the Live
Video pane at the right side. Use the mouse to drag and drop to adjust the
mask’s size and place it on the target zone.
NOTE: It is suggested to set the Video Mask twice bigger than the
object.
• Cancel a mask
Uncheck the checkbox of the Video Mask meant to be deleted, and the
selected mask will disappear from the Live Video pane instantly.
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Mask Setting
• Mask color
The selections of Mask color include red, black, white, yellow, green, blue,
cyan, and magenta.
• Type
Select to change the mask type as solid or transparent.
4.4.6
Audio Mode and Bit Rate Settings
The audio setting page is shown below. In the Audio page, the Administrator
can select one transmission mode and audio bit rate.
Transmission Mode
• Full-duplex (Talk and Listen simultaneously)
In the Full-duplex mode, the local and remote sites can communicate with
each other simultaneously, i.e. both sites can speak and be heard at the
same time.
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NOTE: This option is only available in Box Camera and Vandal
Proof Dome.
• Half-duplex (Talk or Listen, not at the same time)
In the Half-duplex mode, the local/remote site can only talk or listen to the
other site at a time.
NOTE: This option is only available in Box Camera and Vandal
Proof Dome.
• Simplex (Talk only)
In the Talk only Simplex mode, the local/remote site can only talk to the
other site.
NOTE: This option is only available in Box Camera and Vandal
Proof Dome.
• Simplex (Listen only)
In the Listen only Simplex mode, the local/remote site can only listen to the
other site.
• Disable
Select the item to turn off the audio transmission function.
Server Gain Setting
Set the audio input/output gain levels for sound amplification. The audio gain
values are adjustable from 1 to 6. The sound will be turned off if the audio gain
is set to “Mute”.
Bit Rate
Selectable audio transmission bit rate include 16 kbps (G.726), 24 kbps (G.726),
32 kbps (G.726), 40 kbps (G.726), uLAW (G.711) and ALAW (G.711). Both
uLAW and ALAW signify 64 kbps but in different compression formats. Higher
bit rate will let higher audio quality and require bigger bandwidth.
Click “Save” to confirm the setting.
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4.5
Camera Settings
The figure below is the camera configuration page. Details of each parameter
setting are described in the following subsections.
NOTE: Camera settings and function buttons will vary depending on the
camera model.
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4.5.1
Exposure Setting
The Exposure pull-down menu is shown as follows:
The exposure is the amount of light received by the image sensor and is
determined by the width of lens diaphragm opening (iris adjustment), the
amount of exposure by the sensor (shutter speed) and other exposure
parameters. With this item, users can define how the Auto Exposure function
works.
Each exposure mode is specified as follows:
Full Auto Mode
In this mode, the camera’s Shutter Speed, IRIS and AGC (Auto Gain Control)
control circuits work together automatically to get consistent video output level.
The minimum shutter speed range is from 1 to 1/30 sec. (NTSC) and from 1 to
1/25 sec. (PAL) with 6 options. Users could select suitable shutter speed
according to the environmental illumination.
NOTE: The minimum shutter speed set in the Full Auto Mode will be
applied to Full Auto Flickerless Mode and Auto Iris Mode.
Full Auto Flickerless Mode
Television scanning (PAL & NTSC) and power supply systems (AC 50 & 60 Hz)
are not the same in different countries and regions. Users might find flickering
situation displayed on the screens because the devices are working under
different frequency systems. With Auto Flickerless function, users could reduce
the symptom.
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NOTE: The minimum shutter speed will vary depending on the setting in
Full Auto Mode.
Auto Iris
In this mode, the exposure gives priority to the auto iris. Shutter speed and AGC
circuit will function automatically in cooperating with IRIS to get consistent
exposure output.
NOTE: The minimum shutter speed will vary depending on the setting in
Full Auto Mode.
Manual Mode
In this mode, users can select a number between 1 and 15; bigger number
means slower shutter. Once change the value, please press <SET> to confirm
the new setting.
Fixed Shutter Mode
In this mode, fixed shutter speed could be selected from the dropdown menu.
The shutter speed range is from 1 to 1/10000 sec. with 16 options. Users could
select suitable shutter speed according to the environmental illumination.
4.5.2
White Balance Setting
The White Balance pull-down menu is shown as follows:
A camera needs to find reference color temperature, which is a way of
measuring the quality of a light source, for calculating all the other colors. The
unit for measuring this ratio is in degree Kelvin (K). Users can select one of the
White Balance Control modes according to the operating environment. The
following table shows the color temperature of some light sources for reference.
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Light Sources
Color Temperature in K
Cloudy Sky
Noon Sun and Clear Sky
Household Lighting
75-watt Bulb
Candle Flame
6,000 to 8,000
6,500
2,500 to 3,000
2,820
1,200 to 1,500
Auto Mode
The Auto Balance White mode is suitable for environment with light source
having color temperature ranging from 3200 ~ 7600K.
Indoor/outdoor Mode
Select for indoor or outdoor mode.
Manual Mode
In this mode, users can change the White Balance value manually. Users can
select a number between 1 ~ 11, and press <SET> to confirm the new setting.
4.5.3
Backlight Setting
Based on various lighting situations, users could select to turn on or off the
function of backlight compensation to optimize the video quality. The default
value of Backlight is Off.
4.5.4
Brightness Setting
Users can adjust the image’s brightness by adjusting the item. To increase
video brightness, select a bigger number. Press <SET> to confirm the new
setting.
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4.5.5
Sharpness Setting
Increasing the sharpness level can make the image looked sharper; especially
enhance the object’s edge. Press <SET> to confirm the new setting.
4.5.6
Contrast Setting
Camera image contrast level is adjustable, ranging from 1 to 11.
4.5.7
Saturation Setting
Camera image saturation level is adjustable; please select ranging from 1 to 11.
4.5.8
Digital Zoom Setting
The camera’s digital zoom is adjustable from x1 to x16. Press <SET> to confirm
the new setting.
4.5.9
IR Function
With the IR cut filter, the IP Camera can still catch clear image at night time or in
low light conditions. Press <SET> to confirm the new setting.
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4.5.10 WDR Function
The Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) function is for solving high contrast or
changing light issues so that enhances better video display. The WDR is
adjustable from level 1 to 4. Higher level of WDR represents wider dynamic
range, so that he IP Camera can catch a greater scale of brightness.
Press <SET> to confirm the new setting.
4.5.11 3DNR Function
With 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) function, the IP Camera can deliver more
clear images in low-light conditions.
4.5.12 TV System Setup
Select the video format that matches the present TV system.
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4.6
Logout
Press the tab “Logout” in the top of the page, and the login window will pop up.
This enables login with another user name.
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Appendix A: Technical Specifications
Camera
Image Sensor
1/3" Sony Progressive CCD
Picture Elements
Minimum Illumination
1280(H) x 960 (V)
Color
0.03 lux @ F1.2
B/W
0.001 lux @ F1.2
Shutter Speed
1~ 1/10000 sec.
White Balance
Manual / ATW (1500 ~ 15000K)
Lens
Lens Mount
CS mount Lens
Operation
Video Compression
H.264 Baseline / MJPEG / MPEG-4
Simultaneously, H.264 + MJPEG
Simultaneously, MPEG-4 + MJPEG
Video Streaming
Simultaneously, MJPEG + BNC
Simultaneously, H.264 + H.264
Simultaneously, H.264 + BNC
Resolution
H.264
1280 x 960 / HD 720p / D1 / VGA / QVGA / CIF / QCIF
MJPEG
1280 x 960 / HD 720p / D1 / VGA / QVGA / CIF / QCIF
MPEG-4
1280 x 960 / HD 720p / D1 / VGA / QVGA / CIF / QCIF
Frame Rate
1280 x 960 @ 12.5/15 fps,
Brightness
Manual
Exposure
Auto / Manual / Fixed Shutter
Backlight
On / Off
Sharpness
Manual
Contrast
Manual
White Balance
Image Setting
Digital Zoom
Image Rotation
WDR
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1x ~ 16x
Flip, Mirror, and 180∘Rotate
Off / 4 Level Adjustment
On / Off
Privacy Mask
On / Off
Mosaic, Transparent, Color
ICR (Optional)
Auto / On / Off
Two-way Audio
Line out, Line in / Mic in
Compression
Alarm
Auto / Manual / Indoor / Outdoor
3D Noise Reduction
Privacy Mask Type
Audio
720p @ 25/30 fps
Input
G.711 / G.726
5V 10kΩ pull up
Output
Photo relay output 300VDC/AC
Network
Interface
10/100 Mb Ethernet (RJ-45)
TCP/IP, UDP, RTP, RTSP, HTTP, ICMP, FTP, SMTP, DHCP
Protocol
and IGMP
Password Levels
User and Administrator
Internet Browser
Internet Explorer (6.0+)
User Account
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Mechanical
Power
Connectors
Ethernet
RJ-45
Micro SD
SDHC support
Audio
Stereo phone jack, ∅3.5mm
Alarm
4 pins terminal block
Auto Iris
Analog Video
LED Indicator
3 pins terminal block
DC drive
1.0 Vp-p / 75 Ω, BNC
Power, Link, ACT
General
Operating Temperature
Power Source
Power Consumption
0°C ~ 50°C
Humidity: 10% to 90%, no condensation
DC12V/AC24V/PoE
6W
Certificate
CE, FCC, RoHS Compliant
Dimension
125 x 82 x 52 mm (L x W x H) (w/o lens)
Weight
360 g (0.80 lbs)
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Appendix B: Internet Security Settings
If ActiveX control installation is blocked, please either set Internet security level to default or
change ActiveX controls and plug-ins settings.
Internet Security Level: Default
Step 1: Start the Internet Explorer (IE).
Step 2: Select <Tools> from the main menu of the browser. Then Click <Internet Options>.
Step 3: Click the <Security> tab, and select <Internet>.
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Step 4: Down the page, press “Default Level” (see the figure above) and click “OK” to
confirm the setting. Close the browser window, and open a new one later when
accessing the IP Camera.
ActiveX Controls and Plug-ins Settings
Step 1~3: Refer to the previous section above.
Step 4: Down the page, press “Custom Level” (see the figure below) to change ActiveX
controls and plug-ins settings.
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The Security Settings screen is displayed as below:
Step 5: Under “ActiveX controls and plug-ins”, set ALL items (as listed below) to <Enable>
or <Prompt>.
ActiveX controls and plug-ins settings:
1. Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls
2. Binary and scrip behaviors
3. Download signed ActiveX controls
4. Download using ActiveX controls
5. Initialize and script ActiveX not marked
as safe
6. Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins
7. Script ActiveX controls marked safe for
scripting
Step 6: Click <OK> to accept the settings and close the <Security> screen.
Step 7: Click <OK> to close the Internet Options screen.
Step 8: Close the browser window, and restart a new one later for accessing the IP
Camera.
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Appendix C: DC Viewer Download Procedure
The procedure of DC Viewer software download is specified as follows.
Step 1: In the DC Viewer installation page, click “Next” for starting installing.
Step 2: Setup starts. Please wait for a while until the loading bar runs out.
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Step 3: Click “Finish” to close the DC Viewer installation page.
Then, the IP Camera’s Home page will display as follows:
NOTE: Please note that the function buttons will vary depending on the
camera model.
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Appendix D: Install UPnP Components
Please follow the instructions below to install UPnP components.
Step 1: Go to “Start”, click on “Control Panel”, and then double click “Add or Remove
Programs”.
Step 2: Click on “Add/Remove Windows Components” in the Add or Remove Programs
page.
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Step 3: Select “Networking Services” from the Components list in the Windows
Components Wizard window, and then click “Details”.
Step 4: Select “UPnP User Interface” in the Networking Services’ subcomponents list and
then click “OK”.
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Step 5: Click “Next” in the Windows Components Wizard page.
Step 6: Click “Finish” to complete installation.
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