DVRN960 Series
Real Time 960H Video Recorders
H.264, Real Time, Full Mobile Apps, HDMI, VGA, BNC, CMS
DVRN960 User’s Manual
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Caution and Preventive Tips
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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, shutdown 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 shutdown 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 Content
1. Overview ....................................................................................................................... 7
2. System Setup ................................................................................................................ 8
2.1 Position the Unit ................................................................................................... 8
2.2
Connect Devices to the Unit ................................................................................ 8
2.3
Rear Panel Connections ...................................................................................... 9
3. General System Setup ............................................................................................... 11
3.1 USB Mouse Operation ....................................................................................... 11
3.1.1
Functional Icons ................................................................................... 12
3.2
Enter OSD Setup Menu ..................................................................................... 13
3.2.1
User Management ................................................................................ 14
3.3
Power On / Shutdown / Reboot ......................................................................... 15
3.3.1
HDD Auto Scan .................................................................................... 17
System Date / Time Setting ............................................................................... 18
3.4.1
Set Date / Time ..................................................................................... 18
3.4.2
Daylight Saving Time ............................................................................ 19
3.4
3.5
3.6
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3.4.3
Network Time Protocol Setup ............................................................... 19
Record Schedule / Quality Setting ..................................................................... 20
3.5.1
Record Mode Setup ............................................................................. 21
3.5.2
Schedule Setup .................................................................................... 22
3.5.3
Preset Record Configuration ................................................................ 22
3.5.4
ezRecord Setup.................................................................................... 23
3.5.5
Advance Schedule Setup ..................................................................... 24
3.5.5.1 Schedule Table ...................................................................... 24
3.5.5.2 Recording Profile Setup ........................................................ 25
3.5.5.3 Holiday Setup ........................................................................ 25
3.5.6
Data Lifetime Setup .............................................................................. 26
3.5.7
Circular Recording ................................................................................ 27
3.5.8
Audio Recording ................................................................................... 27
3.5.9
Purge Data ........................................................................................... 27
Event Setting ..................................................................................................... 28
3.6.1
Internal Buzzer ..................................................................................... 28
3.6.2
Event Icon ............................................................................................ 28
3.6.3
Alert Notification Setup ......................................................................... 29
3.6.3.1 Alert Configuration Set .......................................................... 29
3.6.3.2 Alert Notification .................................................................... 29
3.6.3.3 Alert IP .................................................................................. 29
3.6.3.4 Alert Port ............................................................................... 29
3.6.3.5 Alert Interval .......................................................................... 29
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3.6.4
Event Full Screen ................................................................................. 30
3.6.5
3.6.6
Event Duration...................................................................................... 30
Per Channel Config .............................................................................. 30
3.6.7
3.6.6.1
3.6.6.2
Channel Select ...................................................................... 30
Video Loss Detect ................................................................. 30
3.6.6.3
Motion Detect ........................................................................ 31
3.6.6.4
3.6.6.5
Detection Configuration ......................................................... 31
Alarm In ................................................................................. 32
3.6.6.6
3.6.6.7
Alarm Out .............................................................................. 32
Copy Event Settings .............................................................. 32
E-mail Management ............................................................................. 33
4. Basic Operation .......................................................................................................... 34
4.1 View Live / Playback Video ................................................................................ 34
4.1.1
Viewing Modes ..................................................................................... 34
4.1.2
Digital Zoom ......................................................................................... 34
4.1.3
Camera Info.......................................................................................... 35
4.1.4
View Live Cameras .............................................................................. 35
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.1.5
Playback Recorded Videos .................................................................. 35
4.1.6
Capture Snapshots ............................................................................... 38
Sequence........................................................................................................... 38
4.2.1
Sequence with Main Monitor ................................................................ 38
4.2.2
Sequence with Call Monitor .................................................................. 38
Search Recorded Video ..................................................................................... 39
4.3.1
Search by Time .................................................................................... 39
4.3.2
Calendar Search .................................................................................. 40
4.3.3
Search by Event ................................................................................... 41
Video Export ...................................................................................................... 42
4.4.1
OSD Export Menu ................................................................................ 42
4.4.1.1 Select the External Device ...................................................... 43
4.4.1.2 Select Video for Exporting....................................................... 43
4.4.1.3 Digital Signature ...................................................................... 44
4.4.1.4 Begin Export ........................................................................... 45
4.4.2
Quick Video Export ............................................................................... 45
4.4.2.1 ezBurn Introduction ................................................................. 45
4.4.3
Export Normal Video ............................................................................ 46
4.4.4
Export Event Video ............................................................................... 47
Dome Control..................................................................................................... 47
4.5.1
Dome Connection................................................................................. 47
4.5.2
Dome Protocol Setup ........................................................................... 48
4.5.3
RS485 Setup ........................................................................................ 48
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4.6
4.5.4
Dome Control Buttons .......................................................................... 49
4.5.5
4.5.6
Set Preset Points .................................................................................. 50
Call Preset Points ................................................................................. 50
4.5.7
Run Dome Camera Tour....................................................................... 51
System Log Exportation ..................................................................................... 51
5. Remote Monitoring Software ..................................................................................... 52
5.1 Remote Monitoring System Requirements ........................................................ 52
5.2 Software Installation........................................................................................... 53
5.2.1
5.2.2
Change Internet Settings ...................................................................... 53
Install the Remote Monitoring Software ................................................ 55
5.2.2.1 Login / Logout ......................................................................... 56
5.2.2.2 Software Upgrades ................................................................. 57
5.3
Basic Operation ................................................................................................. 57
5.3.1
View Live Video .................................................................................... 57
5.3.1.1 Select Display Mode ............................................................... 58
5.3.1.2 Operate Cameras with Dome Control ..................................... 58
5.3.1.3 Digital Zoom of Camera Display ............................................. 59
5.3.2
Instant Recording ................................................................................. 60
5.3.2.1 Record Video Instantly ............................................................ 60
5.3.2.2 Playback Instant Recorded Video ........................................... 60
5.3.3
Playback Video ..................................................................................... 60
5.3.3.1 Playback Remote Video .......................................................... 61
5.3.3.2 Playback Local *.drv Files ....................................................... 62
5.3.3.3 Playback Controls ................................................................... 62
5.3.4
Verify Digital Signature ......................................................................... 63
5.3.5
Search from Event List ......................................................................... 63
5.3.6
Take a Snapshot ................................................................................... 64
5.3.7
Health Status ........................................................................................ 64
5.3.8
Normal and Dual Streaming ................................................................. 65
5.3.9
Upgrade Remote Software / Reboot of Connected DVR ...................... 65
5.3.10 Remote Monitoring Software Troubleshooting ...................................... 66
Appendix A: Keyboard Access Sketch .......................................................................... 68
Appendix B: Remote Controller ..................................................................................... 69
Appendix C: Setup a DVR Behind a Router ................................................................... 71
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1.
Overview
DVRN960 H.264 WD1 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 quadplex operation enables users to view live video, search and playback
any recorded video by date / time or event, and remotely monitor the unit via
internet on PC, all while the DVRN is recording simultaneously.
DVRN960 H.264 WD1 DVR provides the latest H.264 compression mode.
Moreover, the implementation of the Graphical User Interface (GUI)
optimizes the monitoring controls of the unit. The DVRN960 H.264 WD1 DVR
is enhanced to support Full HD 1080p output.
DVRN960 H.264 WD1 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 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 in this
chapter. Please follow these descriptions 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
First, 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 bottom side of the unit.
2.2
Connect Devices to the Unit
This section lists some important notices that should be read before making
any connection to the DVR.
Connecting Required Devices
Before powering up the unit, a USB mouse, cameras, and a main monitor
should be connected to the unit for basic operation. If needed, connect a call
monitor for displaying full-screen video of all installed cameras in sequence.
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 DVR is powered up. The reason is
the DVR can recognize the external devices only after the power-up process
is done completely.
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2.3
Rear Panel Connections
There are various connectors on the rear panel for the DVR installations. The
following shows the detailed description of each connector.
Main Monitor (BNC / VGA / HDMI)
The DVR supports three different types of main monitor:
BNC, VGA, and HDMI. The main monitor displays Live
image and playback recorded videos in full-screen or
multiple-window mode.
Call Monitor
The BNC call monitor connector allows users to connect
the DVR with a call monitor. The call monitor is to display
full-screen video of all installed cameras in sequence.
Video Input
A group of BNC connectors is provided for video input from the installed
cameras. The number of connectors equals the number of channels.
Video Output
The same amount of BNC connectors beneath Video In (BNC) are provided
for looping out the specific video input.
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Audio In/Out (16CH Models Only)
16CH models provide audio in/out connection
via a D-Sub connector. Users can connect
audio source devices for each channel and an
audio output device for Main monitor. Refer to
Setup Guide for detailed pin definitions for
different models.
Alarm I/O & RS-485
A D-Sub connector offers users the flexibility to
connect the DVR to Alarm I/O and RS-485
devices. Refer to Setup Guide for detailed pin
definitions for different models.
LAN 10/100/1000M (RJ-45)
The DVR is capable of networking, and it allows the
recorded videos to be viewed over the LAN network or
the Internet via the Internet Explorer.
Power Jack
Connect the power supply cord and the power adaptor
shipped with the DVR.
NOTE: Use of other power supply cords or power adaptors may cause
overloading.
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3.
General System Setup
Before operating the DVR, some general configurations should be setup first.
The following subsections will introduce general configurations of the DVR.
The regular displayed OSD information and its displayed position are shown
in the following figure. The title of the channel is displayed on the top-center
of the grid, either in full-screen mode or in multiple-window mode. The current
operation status and date / time information will be displayed in the status bar
at the bottom-left corner of the screen. Move the mouse cursor to any status
icon and its description will be displayed. Refer to Setup Guide for a list of
status bar icons and their descriptions.
CH1
CH2
CH3
CH4
CH5
CH6
CH7
CH8
CH9
CH10
CH11
CH12
CH13
CH14
CH15
CH16
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3.1
USB Mouse Operation
A USB mouse must be connected in order to
operate the DVR. As shown in the figure on
the right, click the left button to select or
“ENTER”. Conversely, click the right button to
exit or “ESC”. The scroll wheel is for adjusting
values.
NOTE: Users can setup preferred
mouse sensitivity level by accessing
the OSD menu <Monitor> <Mouse
Sensitivity>.
In addition, users can also connect a USB keyboard to help operating the
DVR. Refer to the appendix for key definition of the USB keyboard.
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3.1.1
Functional Icons
Move the cursor to the right side of the screen and a Live Panel will be
displayed. This section describes the functional icons in the Live Panel.
Please refer to Setup Guide for the graphical illustration of the functional
icons.
Enter/Zoom
In Live and Playback full-screen mode, click on this icon to view a 2x zoom
image. Click on this icon again to return to the Live or Playback full-screen
mode.
Esc
Click on this icon to logout.
Mode
Click on this icon repeatedly to change the display mode among full-screen,
4-window, 9-window, and 16-window. Refer to section Viewing Modes for
more information.
Freeze
Click on this icon while viewing Live images, the Live video will be frozen.
The date / time information shown on the monitor will continue updating, as
well as the recording of video. Click on this icon again to return to Live video
of the current moment.
Search
In Live mode, click on this icon to enter the Search menu to search and
playback the recorded video by date / time or event.
Play
Click on this icon to playback recorded video from the last suspended time.
NOTE: The video of the latest 5 to 10 minutes of recording cannot be
played back because the video is still saved in the buffer.
Seq (Sequence)
This icon is for automatic sequence display of predetermined camera orders.
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Menu
Click on this icon to enter the OSD setup menu.
Dome
Click on this icon to enter Dome Camera Control mode. Please refer to
section Dome Control for detailed control operation.
Channel
In Live mode, click on any Channel icon to view the corresponding video in
full-screen.
NOTE: Users can also right click the mouse, and the pop-up list
provides some similar functions, such as Mode List, Mode, Freeze,
Search, Fast PB, Sequence, Menu, Call, and Dome.
3.2
Enter OSD Setup Menu
The configuration of the DVR can be customized by entering the intuitive
Graphical User Interface (GUI) OSD setup menu. When a USB mouse is
used for control, setting up the DVR can be easy as operating a PC. Click on
the Menu icon in the Live Panel 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 you 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 “Guest” icon will be displayed. When an account
is logged in, its authority level number (1~8) will be shown.
Before an account is logged out, other functions can also be accessed
without having to login again. There are two ways to logout: manually logout
by clicking on the Esc icon in the Live Panel, or auto logout when users are
not using the DVR for a preset period of time (default 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 OSD setup menu, select <System> <User Management>. The
menu is as the following.
User Management
Password Protection
Auto Logout
Account Setup
Permissions Setup
Load Default Setting
On
300 Sec
No
Password Protection
Select <On> to request for username and password for accessing functions
listed in Permissions Setup menu, or select <Off> to allow free access.
Auto Logout
Select the duration of time to auto logout after no operation is performed.
Account Setup
Setup the customized account, password, and privilege level in this menu.
The account is case sensitive. The privilege level ranks from levels 1~8.
Level 8 is the highest authority. Alternatively, select <Disable> to stop using
the account.
NOTE: The username and authority level of the preset “admin”
account cannot be changed.
Permissions Setup
Setup the allowed authority level for accessing the functions listed in this
menu. In accordance with users’ privilege level defined in <Account Setup>,
the authority level here also ranks from level 1~8, and level 8 is the highest
level. Users can access any function that is equivalent to or lower than their
privilege level. Alternatively, select <DISABLE> to allow free access.
NOTE: The “Menu Access” item 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.
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Load Default Setting
Select <Yes> to load the default setting.
3.3
Power On / Shutdown / Reboot
If the DVR must be rebooted or shutdown for any reason, please follow the
proper shutdown procedures to avoid damaging the DVR.
Power On the Unit
After all required devices are connected, plug the power adaptor with the
power supply cord in the DVR. Make sure the power source is between AC
110V to AC 240V. After the power key on the front panel starts blinking, press
it to power on the DVR.
The power LED will be fully lit, and the color bar and booting logo will be
shown on the monitor, and then disappear when the unit is completely
powered on.
Shutdown / Reboot the Unit
Click on the Menu icon. Select <Shutdown> in the OSD setup menu to enter
the Shutdown menu, which displays as follows.
Shutdown
Power Off
Reboot
Power Key Privilege
Auth
<Power Off>
Select this item to shutdown the unit. Do not remove the power during the
shutdown procedure until the monitor turns black.
<Reboot>
Select this item to reboot the unit. The message “System rebooting…” will be
displayed on the monitor which indicates the DVR is rebooting.
<Power Key Privilege>
According to the setting of this item, users are able to quick shutdown the
DVR by long pressing the Power Key. This item defines the action of the
Power Key. The options are <Auth>, <Confirm>, <Direct>, and <Disable>.
The following explains each option.
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• Auth: This will ask users to login with an authorized account, when
Password Protection function is enabled. If Password Protection function
is disabled, the action will be the same as the next option <Confirm>.
• Confirm: When this option is selected, a confirmation message will be
shown after the Power Key is long pressed. Users can confirm or cancel
the quick shutdown function.
• Direct: For users who wish to enable the quick shutdown function without
any confirmation or login process, select this option and the DVR will
automatically shutdown after the Power Key is long pressed.
• Disable: Select this option to disable the quick shutdown function.
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3.3.1
HDD Auto Scan
When the DVR is powering on, HDD auto scan will be initiated if there was
previously an unusual power loss or file system error. If by any chance auto
scan failed, the HDD will need to be formatted.
NOTE: If users wish to disable the auto scan function, enter the OSD
setup menu via an authorized account and access <Database> to set
<Repair On Power Loss> to <Off>.
Read the following troubleshooting to finish the auto scanning process.
• Skip Auto Scan: During the scanning process, users can click on <Esc>
to skip the process.
• Time Expired: When the scanning process takes 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 fails, users will be prompted to
confirm format of the HDD with error. When users confirm to format the
HDD 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 there
doing nothing.
• 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 menu). The login account should have authority to
access the System menu. In the OSD setup menu, select <System>, and
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
3.4.1
2014/02/17
PM 03:39:26
OFF
1 Row
Y/M/D
12 HR
Set Date / Time
Set Date / Time
Select <Date> / <Time> to adjust the settings. Click at the target position and
click on the UP / DOWN buttons to change the value in the selected field.
NOTE: The new date / time setting applies to videos recorded after the
change. The date and time of previously recorded videos will not be
altered.
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 in the status bar to display in <1 Row>,
<2 Rows>, or <OFF>.
Date Display Mode
This function allows users to set the OSD display type of the date. There are
three options to select: <Y/M/D>, <M/D/Y> or <D/M/Y>. “Y” represents “Year”,
“M” represents “Month” and “D” represents “Day”.
Time Display Mode
Users can set the time format to <12 HR> or <24 HR>.
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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
These items are used to program the daylight saving duration. Click at the
target position and click on the UP / DOWN buttons to change the value.
DST Bias
The item allows users to set the amount of time to move forward from the
standard time for daylight saving time. The available options are in minutes.
3.4.3
Network Time Protocol Setup
Time Zone
Select <Time Zone> to setup the time zone. To find out the correct local time
zone, please visit www.greenwichmeantime.com or refer to the figure below.
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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 the time zone is setup, <Network Time Protocol Setup> will be
accessible. Select <NTP Server> to setup the time server. The default time
server is time.nist.gov, but the users can change to any other time server if
preferred. A list of IP addresses of the time 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, set <Manually Time Sync> to <Yes> to sync the
time. The time sync can also be updated periodically. Set <Automatically
Time Sync> to <On>, and the time will be automatically synced once an
hour.
3.5
Record Schedule / Quality Setting
The Record menu allows users to set recording quality, recording schedules,
and other recording parameters. Login with a proper account to access the
Record menu. In the OSD setup menu, select <Record>; the following menu
is displayed.
Record
Record Mode Setup
Schedule Setup
Preset Config
ezRecord Setup
Advance Schedule Setup
Data Lifetime Setup
Circular Recording
Audio Recording
Purge Data
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3.5.1
Record Mode Setup
The Record Mode Setup menu allows users to setup record resolution, etc.
The related record settings, such as preset configuration, will follow the
record mode setting. The menu is displayed as the following.
Record Mode Setup
Record Resolution
Record Format
Max Rec. PPS
CBR/VBR
WD1
H264
480
CBR
• Select record resolution of the video from WD1, D1, and HD1.
• Record Format of the video is H.264. This item is “read-only”.
• Set the recording bit rate as CBR (Constant Bit Rate) or VBR (Variable Bit
Rate).
It is strongly suggested to use CBR encoding when reliable video quality is
the top priority.
NOTE: Since a VBR file does not have a fixed size, the HDD space
usage cannot be calculated; thus, ezRecord function is not supported
for VBR mode. Therefore, if ezRecord is selected as the preset record
configuration, the option of this item will be automatically set as
<CBR>.
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3.5.2
Schedule Setup
The Schedule Setup is used to set the day and night time, or weekend
recording schedule. Select <Schedule Setup> from the Record menu; 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 06:00
PM 06:00
PM 06:00
AM 06:00
On
Fri PM 06:00
Mon AM 06:00
• Make appropriate changes of the start time of Day and Night Time.
• If a weekend record is required, select <On> to enable the Weekend
Schedule in advance, and then configure the Weekend Start / End time.
• Right click the mouse to return to previous page.
3.5.3
Preset Record Configuration
<Preset Config> is for users to select the preset recording quality. Different
preset recording quality levels are provided for users to choose: <Best
Quality>, <Standard>, <Extended Record>, <Event Only>, <ezRecord>,
<512Kbps DSL>, <256Kbps DSL>, <128Kbps DSL>, and <Adv. Schedule>.
The default setting is <Best Quality>. Please refer to OSD Setup Manual,
section Preset Record Configuration for more details about recording
picture sizes of each recording quality.
NOTE: If <ezRecord> or <Adv. Schedule> is selected, users need to
further setup its related configurations.
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3.5.4
ezRecord Setup
This item aims to ease the complicated record settings, and to make the
setup much easier. Note that this item is only accessible when <ezRecord> is
selected as the option for <Preset Config>.
Select <ezRecord Setup> from <Record>, the sub-menu appears as below.
ezRecord Setup
How Many Days To Record
Daytime Record
Night Record
Weekend Record
Average Normal PPS
Average Normal Quality
7 Days
Yes
Yes
Yes
30
Best
Follow these steps to Setup ezRecord:
• Click on the box next to <How Many Days To Record>, and then click on
the UP / DOWN buttons or scroll the mouse wheel to choose an option.
The average normal PPS and Quality will be adjusted automatically. The
maximum of days depends on the size of the installed HDD. In other
words, the larger the size of the HDD installed, the more days the unit can
record.
• Click the box next to <Daytime Record>, which determines whether the
DVR will record during daytime. Select <Yes> to enable daytime recording,
or <No> to disable.
• Repeat the same procedures through the 3rd and 4th item, respectively.
Note that <Weekend Record> will be inaccessible if <Weekend
Schedule> in <Schedule Setup> is set to <No>.
• Click the box next to <Average Normal PPS>, and select a value from the
pull-down list. The <How Many Days To Record> will be computed
automatically.
• Select a preferred quality under <Average Normal Quality>. <How Many
Days To Record> will be computed automatically.
NOTE: The current number of the connected cameras will affect
the recording quality automatically calculated through <ezRecord
Setup>. Therefore, once the number of the connected cameras is
changed, users should re-access the <ezRecord Setup> menu for
the DVR to reset the values.
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3.5.5
Advance Schedule Setup
When <Adv. Schedule> is selected as the option for <Preset Config>, users
need to further configure the schedule and recording setting under this menu.
The Advance Schedule setup menu is shown as below.
Advance Schedule Setup
Schedule Table
Recording Profile Setup
Holiday Setup
NOTE: The <Advance Schedule Setup> menu can only be accessed
when <Preset Config> is set to <Adv. Schedule>.
3.5.5.1
Schedule Table
In this menu, users can assign recording type for days in a week by hour.
Moreover, the recording type for pre-defined holidays can also be specified
here. Refer to the steps below to setup the schedule table.
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Click on a preferred recording type at the bottom.
Click at any grid of time to assign the selected recording type.
Click on any hour on the top to fill up the column.
Click on any day on the left to fill up the roll.
Click on the top left grid to always record with the selected recording type.
Click on the <Confirm> button to save the setting.
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Recording Profile Setup
Enter this menu to setup normal and event recording options for Profile 1,
Profile 2 and Profile 3 for each channel. Follow the steps below to complete
the setting.
Recording Profile Setup
Cameral Select
Normal PPS
Normal Qlty
Normal Resolution
Event Max PPS
Event Qlty
Copy Settings
Profile 1
30
Best
D1
30
Best
Profile 2
30
Best
D1
30
Best
CH01
Profile 3
30
Best
D1
30
Best
• Setup PPS (Picture per Second), quality and resolution for normal videos.
• Setup maximum PPS and quality for event videos.
• The <Copy Settings> item is for users to copy the settings of the currently
selected camera to any other connected cameras. After the selection,
click <Confirm> to apply the settings
3.5.5.3
Holiday Setup
The DVR also allows users to define holidays that require special monitoring
and recording settings. The Holiday Setup menu is as below.
Holiday Setup
Holiday List
Add Holiday
01/01
• Select a date for <Add Holiday> and the date will be added to the holiday
list.
• Select <Holiday List> to see all added holidays.
• Users can also remove holidays in the <Holiday List> menu.
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3.5.6
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 searched for
playback. The video exceeds Data Lifetime will be hidden 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 playback a video exceeding the data lifetime, please extend
the duration until the recording data / time of the video is included.
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.
Click on the UP / DOWN buttons 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.
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3.5.7
Circular Recording
Users can choose to record video in circular mode or in linear mode. If
circular mode is selected, the DVR will store new videos into the HDD spaces
while overwriting the oldest recorded videos. Alternatively, if linear mode is
selected, the DVR will stop recording when the HDD is full. The percentage of
HDD usage will be displayed as an icon in the status bar. Moreover, an alert
icon will be displayed in the status bar when HDD usage reaches 98%. In the
mean time, an internal buzzer will start beeping.
From the Record menu, set <Circular Recording> to <On> or <Off> to enable
or disable the circular recording mode.
3.5.8
Audio Recording
This item allows user to enable / disable audio recording function of the unit.
When it is set to <On>, audio input is recorded and saved with the video.
When it is set to <Off>, audio is ignored.
3.5.9
Purge Data
This item is used to delete the Normal or Event recording video. In Record
menu, select <Purge Data>; the Purge Data menu is displayed.
Purge Data
Purge All Data
Purge All Event Data
Purge Event Before
Start To Purge
No
No
2000/01/01
No
Purge All Data
The item is used to delete all recorded video from the database. Set this item
to <Yes>, 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). Select <Yes> and
start the deletion by setting <Start to Purge> to <Yes>.
Purge Event Before
The item is used to delete event video before a specific date. Select a
preferred date and start the deletion by setting <Start to Purge> to <Yes>.
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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
Event Setting
This menu allows users to determine the behaviors of the DVR in response to
alarm events. In the OSD setup menu, select <Event>, and the following
menu is displayed. Items in the Event menu are described in the following
subsections.
Event
Internal Buzzer
Event Icon
Alert Notification Setup
Event Full Screen
Event Duration
Per Channel Config
E-mail Management
3.6.1
On
On
None
20 Sec
Internal Buzzer
This item allows users to enable / disable internal buzzer of the DVR. If <On>
is selected, the buzzer is activated in response to alarm events. If <Off> is
selected, the buzzer is not activated.
3.6.2
Event Icon
This item enables (On) / disables (Off) the display of event icons on the
monitor when alarm events occur. The event icons are represented by a
character according to the event types respectively. Refer to the following
table for association of event icons and event types.
Event Icon
A
M
L
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Event Type
Alarm in event
Motion detection event
Video loss event
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3.6.3
Alert Notification Setup
This function allows users to send alert notifications to the CMS software
which had been installed to users’ computer. For further setup instruction at
the CMS side, please refer to the CMS user’s manual.
Alert Notification Setup
Alert Configuration Set
Alert Notification
Alert IP
Alert Port
Alive Interval
3.6.3.1
1
OFF
0.0.0.0
9999
120 Sec
Alert Configuration Set
<Alert Configuration Set> provides 3 combinations of Alert Notification, IP,
Port, and Interval.
3.6.3.2
Alert Notification
4 options are included in this item: <OFF>, <Event>, <Alive>, and <Both>.
<OFF>: The Alert Notification is turned off.
<Event>: When the alarm is triggered, the DVR will send an alert message to
the CMS.
<Alive>: The DVR will send an alive message to the CMS every N second
just to show that the connection between the DVR and CMS is
active. The time interval N can be adjusted in <Alive Interval>.
<Both>: This enables the DVR to send both Event and Alive alert messages
to the CMS.
3.6.3.3
Alert IP
The Alert IP must match the IP address of the computer installed the CMS.
3.6.3.4
Alert Port
The ports for DVR and the CMS Alert MUST be the same.
3.6.3.5
Alert Interval
Users can define the time interval (1 to 255 seconds) between each alive
message. This item will not be available if <Alert Notification> is set to <OFF>
or <Event>.
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3.6.4
Event Full Screen
This function allows the DVR to display the alarm channel in full-screen size
when an alarm is triggered. Select <None> to disable this function; select
<Main> to display the alarm channel on Main Monitor when an alarm is
triggered; select <Call> to display the alarm channel on Call Monitor; and
select <Both> to display the alarm channel on both Main Monitor and Call
Monitor.
3.6.5
Event Duration
This item determines the duration of the buzzer and Alarm Out relay function
after an alarm is triggered. The available event duration range is from 5
seconds to 999 seconds.
3.6.6
Per Channel Config
This menu is used to configure the <Video Loss Detect>, <Motion Detect>,
<Alarm In> and <Alarm Out> settings for each channel. The menu is
displayed as below.
Per Channel Config
Channel Select
Video Loss Detect
Motion Detect
Detection Config
Alarm In
Alarm Out
Copy Event Setting
3.6.6.1
CH01
Off
Off
OFF
OFF
Channel Select
The item is used to select a desired channel for setting the parameters. Click
on the box next to <Channel Select> to select a channel.
3.6.6.2
Video Loss Detect
This item allows users to enable or disable Video Loss as an alarm event.
Select <On> to enable Video Loss alarm events, or <Off> to disable.
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3.6.6.3
Motion Detect
This item allows users to enable / disable the motion detection function of the
DVR. Select <On> to enable Motion Detect alarm events, or <Off> to disable.
If motion detection function is enabled, it is required to define motion
detection parameters, such as detection area and sensitivity settings in
<Detection Config>.
3.6.6.4
Detection Configuration
If motion detection function is enabled, the motion detection parameters
should be setup. Select a channel in <Channel Select>, and then click
<Detection Config>. The Detection Configuration menu displays as follows.
Detection Config
Detected Area Setup
Sensitivity
Area Threshold
88%
4
Detected Area Setup
The Detected Area is displayed as follows. The detection area consists of
192 (16×12) detection grids.
Click and drag the mouse to select or de-select a detection area. A pull-down
list will be displayed after the mouse is released. Select <Block Select> to set
the grid(s) as a motion detection area, or select <Cancel> to abort. After the
setting is completed, right click and select <Confirm> to save the setting.
Sensitivity
This item is used to set the sensitivity of detection grids. A greater value
indicates more sensitive motion detection. A motion alarm will be triggered
once the amount of motion detected exceeds the Threshold value.
Adjust the value by clicking UP / DOWN buttons next to <Sensitivity>. The
value is increased by 4% increment.
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Area Threshold
<Area Threshold> indicates the motion trigger level. If the percentage of the
triggered grids from the total detection area is greater than the set value, the
motion alarm will be triggered.
For example, if 10 girds are selected and the <Area Threshold> value is 70%,
the motion alarm will be triggered when 7 grids are motion-detected.
Adjust the percentage by clicking UP / DOWN buttons next to <Area
Threshold>. The value is increased by 1% increment.
3.6.6.5
Alarm In
This item allows users to enable / disable alarm input detection. According to
users’ application, select <N/O> (Normal Open) or <N/C> (Normal Close) to
enable the alarm input detection, or select <OFF> to disable the detection.
If <Alarm In> is set to <N/C>, but no device is installed, an alarm will be
triggered and the Event Icon <A> will always be displayed on the screen until
this item is changed to <N/O>, <OFF>, or when a device is installed to the
unit.
3.6.6.6
Alarm Out
This item allows users to enable / disable the alarm output on the selected
channel to activate the relay. The signal can be a light or siren to caution an
alarm event. Select <ON> to enable the alarm output, or <OFF> to disable.
3.6.6.7
Copy Event Settings
This item allows users to copy the event settings of the currently-selected
camera to any other connected cameras. Enter this menu and select one or
more target cameras. Then select <Confirm> to apply the settings.
Copy Event Settings
Copy To:
01
02
09
10
Select All
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04
05
06
07
08
11
12
13
14
15
16
Deselect All
Confirm
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E-mail Management
Users can setup three sets of e-mails for receiving event/alarm notices.
Follow the brief steps below to setup the e-mail management setting.
NOTE: In order to successfully send a notification e-mail, be sure that
the DVR is connecting to the internet.
E-mail Management
E-mail Select
E-mail Activate
E-mail Address
E-mail Video Attachment
E-mail Video Attachment Size
Event/Alarm Selection
SMTP Server Setup
•
•
•
•
•
1
Off
Off
100 KB
First, select a number next to <E-mail Select>.
Set <E-mail Activate> to <On>.
Input the target e-mail address.
Select whether or not to attach video clips with the e-mail.
If <E-mail Video Attachment> is <On>, set <E-mail Video Attachment
Size> according to users’ needs. The maximum size is 500 KB.
• Enter the <Event/Alarm Selection> menu to select if the DVR should send
e-mails regarding the listed events and alarms.
• If users are going to send e-mails via an SMTP server, enter the <SMTP
Server Setup> menu to edit the related settings.
Users can select a different number for <E-mail Select> and follow the same
steps above to add a new set of e-mail to receive events and alarm
notifications. For more details about e-mail management setting, please refer
to OSD Setup Manual.
NOTE: If a notification e-mail cannot be sent, the DVR will retry
sending the e-mail automatically. It will stop the attempt after 5
minutes if the e-mail still cannot be sent.
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4.
Basic Operation
This chapter will introduce the general operations of the DVR.
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 users several display modes. Click on any CHANNEL
directly to view the corresponding camera in full-screen mode. In addition,
click on the Mode icon in the Live Panel to view in multiple-window mode.
The following figures show the available multiple-window modes. Click on the
Mode icon repeatedly to switch to the next available viewing mode.
NOTE: 9-window mode is only available in 8CH and 16CH models,
whereas 16-window mode is only available in 16CH models.
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.
• Click on a channel to display the full-screen image and scroll up the
mouse wheel or click on the Enter icon in the Live Panel to zoom in.
• Click at any position to set the position as the center of the display screen.
• Scroll down the mouse wheel or click on the Enter icon again to zoom out.
NOTE: In Playback mode, the Digital Zoom function can only be
accessed by clicking on the Enter icon. Scrolling the mouse wheel in
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Playback mode is to rewind / fast-forward the playback.
4.1.3
Camera Info
When users move the cursor to the camera title at the top center of each
channel, the camera information will be displayed. The information includes
the type of camera, FPS, quality, resolution, and video format of the camera.
4.1.4
View Live Cameras
Users are allowed to view live camera in versatile viewing modes, including
full-screen, 4-window, 9-window, and 16-window. The general operation
under Live mode is described as follows.
Freeze Live Image
Click on the Freeze icon in the Live Panel while viewing Live image, the
image is paused but the date / time information is not, and the system clock
continues running.
Click on the Freeze icon to pause the Live image; click on the Freeze icon
again to resume the Live camera view.
4.1.5
Playback Recorded Videos
Users can click on the Play icon directly to instantly playback the recorded
videos. The DVR will start to resume playing back the recorded video from
last suspended point. If it is the first time to initiate instant playback, the DVR
will playback from the very beginning of the recorded videos.
In addition, users can right click the mouse at Live mode and select <Fast
PB> to quick playback the recorded video of listed times.
Alternatively, users can select records from the Search menu to playback a
specific video. Refer to section Search Recorded Video for more details.
NOTE: When playing back videos with mass motion recorded in D1
mode (resolution=720x480), click on the Seq icon to switch on
“deflicker function” to avoid gleaming of images. Click on the Seq icon
again to switch “deflicker off” and the image will return to real D1
resolution.
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Playback Control Panel
The Playback Control Panel will be displayed during the playback. Refer to
the following description for each control item.
Time Bar: The time bar will show available normal videos in yellow, while
the event videos will be displayed in red. Users can directly click on the
time bar to select the preferred playback time.
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Previous Time Step: Click on this icon to change the displayed time bar
to the previous time frame.
Rewind: Click on this icon to reversely playback the recorded video. Click
on this icon repeatedly to increase the speed of reverse playback by 1×,
2×, 4×, 8×, 16×, or 32×. When the video is paused, click on this icon
repeatedly to move the video a single step backward.
Pause: Click on it to pause the playback. When the playback is paused,
click on the Rewind / Fast Forward icons to single step backward / forward
the video. Click on it again to resume the playback.
Fast Forward: Click on this icon to fast-forward the playback in 1×, 2×, 4×,
8×, 16×, or 32× speed. Click on this icon repeatedly to increase the speed
of forward playback. When the video is paused, this icon is used for single
step forward.
Next Time Step: Click on this icon to change the displayed time bar to the
next time frame.
Channel Select: Click to select a channel to display it in full-screen.
Mode: Click on this icon to change display mode. This will not function
when the playback is paused.
Search: Click on this icon to enter the Search menu.
Copy: Click on this icon to mark start / end time of quick video export.
Live: Click on this icon to return to Live mode.
24hr: Click on this icon to scale the time bar by 24 hours.
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12hr: Click on this icon to scale the time bar by 12 hours.
4hr: Click on this icon to scale the time bar by 4 hours.
NOTE: Users can also click and drag the time slider bar to select a
preferred playback video time.
For more information about the Search menu and quick video export, please
refer to sections Search Recorded Video and Quick Video Export.
Key Usage of Remote Controller
Refer to the following for key usage of the remote controller in Playback
mode.
LEFT (Reverse Playback): The key is used to reverse the recorded video
while the unit is playing back. Press the key repeatedly to increase the
speed of reverse playback by 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×, or 32×.
RIGHT (Forward Playback): The key is used to play the recorded video
fast forward. Press the key repeatedly to increase the speed of forward
playback by 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16×, or 32×.
FREEZE: Press FREEZE to pause the playback video. When the
recorded video is paused, press LEFT / RIGHT to resume playback video
single step reverse / forward, respectively. Press FREEZE again to
continue playing video.
PLAY: Press it to start playing back video, exit current mode, or stop
playing back video and return to Live mode.
Pause Playback and Single Step Forward
To pause and resume recorded videos, follow these steps.
• Press any CHANNEL button to view the corresponding camera in
full-screen.
• Press FREEZE to pause the current playback image.
• Press LEFT / RIGHT Direction buttons to move the video single step
reverse / forward. Press and hold LEFT / RIGHT to repeatedly reverse /
forward the video single step.
• Press FREEZE again to resume the playback operation.
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4.1.6
Capture Snapshots
When the Playback video of a single channel display is paused, users can
click on the Enter icon in the Live Panel 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
This section introduces how to view Sequence mode with both Main Monitor
and Call Monitor, if connected. Sequence function can avoid manual
backtracking and provides more flexibility while monitoring surveillance.
4.2.1
Sequence with Main Monitor
Automatic sequence function can be observed in any viewing mode,
excluding 16-window mode. Select certain viewing mode and click on the
Seq icon to toggle the automatic sequence; click on the Esc icon to stop.
4.2.2
Sequence with Call Monitor
Two viewing modes can be displayed on Call monitor: Sequence display and
Single camera display. To setup sequence schedule of the call monitor, refer
to OSD Setup Manual, section Sequence Setup.
Follow the steps to control the display of the call monitor.
• Click on the Call icon in the Live Panel to enter Call Monitor Control mode.
The “Call Mode” icon will be shown in the status bar.
Press 1-16 Key To Select Channel
Press SEQ To Enable Sequence
• Click on a Channel icon to display the selected camera on call monitor.
• Alternatively, click on the Seq icon repeatedly to display the sequence of
cameras previously programmed in Call Monitor Schedule menu.
• Click Esc / Call to return to Main Monitor Control mode.
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4.3
Search Recorded Video
The DVR is capable of searching and playing back the recorded videos by
date / time or events. To search by time, select a specific date and time of the
wanted video. To search by event, select the event type and channels to
display the event list.
In Live or Playback mode, click on the Search icon in the Live Panel to enter
the Search menu, shown as below.
Search Menu
Search By Time
2014/02/01 AM 00:00:00
2014/02/18 AM 00:00:00
2014/02/17 AM 00:00:00
From:
End:
Select:
Begin Playback
Calendar Search
Search By Event-------------------------------------------------------From:
2014/02/01 AM 00:00:00
End:
2014/02/18 AM 00:00:00
Select Event:
AlmIn Mot VLoss Others All
Select Channel:
Ch1 Ch2 Ch3 Ch4 All
Event List
NOTE: Please refer to section Playback Recorded Videos for
playback controls.
4.3.1
Search by Time
Follow the steps to search video by date and time.
• Click on “From” to start the playback from the beginning of the database.
• Click on “End”, and the playback will start from the end of the database.
• Click at the target position next to “Select” and click on UP / DOWN
buttons to adjust the values in the selected field.
• Click on <Begin Playback> to start playing back the selected video.
NOTE: If no available recorded video matches the specified time
and date, the unit will start playing back from the next available
video.
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.
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4.3.2
Calendar Search
Follow the steps below to search recorded video via Calendar Search.
• Select <Calendar Search>, and the following menu will be displayed.
• Select any date shown in underlined font, which indicates the recording
data are available. The table shown on the left will display available
videos of each channel within the selected date.
• The videos are classified into four categories: Normal, Motion, Alarm In
and Video Loss, shown as four different tabs on the top.
• Then, select a preferred time from the time bar. Alternatively, specify the
values of date / hour / minute / second under <Select> on the right.
• The <From> and <End> buttons allow users to playback video from the
beginning or end of the database.
• Select <Begin Playback> or <START> to start playing back the selected
video.
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4.3.3
Search by Event
Follow the steps below to search event video through Event List.
• Adjust date / time next to <From> and <End> under <Search By Event> to
specify time range of the event search.
• Next to <Select Event>, choose which event types to be included in the
event search.
• Select the channels to be added to the event search.
• Click on <Event List> to list event videos that meet the above searching
criteria.
The Event List will be shown as below. The list displays by date, time,
triggered camera, and alarm type. As some events are deleted, others will be
displayed. The latest recorded event video will be listed on the top of the list.
Event List
Date Time
2014/02/08 PM 01:56:50
2014/02/08 PM 01:53:03
2014/02/18 PM 01:44:42
2014/02/08 PM 01:35:31
2014/02/08 PM 01:25:56
2014/02/08 PM 01:15:56
First Page
<<<
<<
<
Ch
2
4
3
1
1
2
Type
Loss
Alarm
Alarm
Motion
Alarm
Motion
>
>>
>>>
Follow the steps to playback videos from the Event List.
• Click on the buttons below to go to previous / next pages.
• Click on a preferred event, and the event preview will be displayed in
full-screen. In the meantime, a pop-up window will be shown.
• Click on <Play> to begin the playback.
• Click on <Replay> to replay the preview video from the beginning.
• Click on <Back To List> to return to the Event List.
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4.4
Video Export
The following sections will show how to export video through the OSD setup
menu and via the quick export function. Note that the system log will keep
records of all video exportations, including duration, start time, and end time.
NOTE: Make sure an external storage device is available and
connected to the appropriate port for video export.
NOTE: The exported videos will be in Main stream.
4.4.1
OSD Export Menu
The Export menu enables only the accounts with proper authority to export
recorded videos to USB storage devices. The Export menu is displayed as
below.
Export
Select Device
Select Ch:
From:
To:
Select Events
Data Type
Export Format
Digital Signature
Erase Disc
Begin Export
Ch1 Ch2 Ch3 Ch4 Ch5 Ch6 Ch7 Ch8 All
2014/02/07 AM 11:50:05
2014/02/09 PM 03:09:18
Normal
Original
No
No
No
The exported videos 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.
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4.4.1.1
Select the External Device
The available external devices for exporting video will be listed by name and
free size in the Select Device menu, which is displayed as follows.
Select Device
Device Name
xxx-xxx-x-x-xx
xx-xxx-xx-xxxx
Available
256 MB
1.5 GB
Sel
No
No
NOTE: The DVR only exports files to external USB drives with FAT32
format. Please format the external device (<Database> <External
Device>, select the device to format), or make sure the USB drive is in
FAT32 format before it is connected to the DVR.
NOTE: The volume of the FAT32 file system can only be up to 2TB.
Therefore, it is not recommended to format any HDD with capacity
greater than 2TB to FAT32 file system, otherwise the volume beyond
2TB will be wasted.
Device Name
The item shows the name of the available device.
Available
The item shows the free space of the available device.
Sel
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 videos from desired channel(s) with specific date / time and/or
event(s), and set the item <Begin Export> to <Yes> to start exporting. The
following items are for selecting videos.
Select Channel
Select the channel to export the recorded videos.
NOTE: This item is only available when <Export Format> is set to
<DRV> or <AVI>. If <Export Format> is set to <Original>, all channels
will be selected.
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From / To Time
The items are used to set the time which data export begins and ends. Click
to choose date / time and scroll the mouse wheel to adjust the values.
Select Events
Click on this item to display the event list. Set <Sel> column of the exporting
event(s) to <YES>.
NOTE: This is only available when <Data Type> is set to <Event> or
<Both>.
Data Type
The item is used to select exporting video type. The options are <Normal>
(export normal videos only), <Event> (export event videos only) and <Both>
(export both normal and event videos).
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 DVR’s recorded videos.
The DRV and original files can only be played back with the remote
monitoring software and DVRPlayer. Multiple-camera video can be played
back from one DRV or original file. The AVI files can be played back with
Windows Media Player. Note that if multiple channels are exported to 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.
For more information on verifying digital signature, see appendix DVR Player
in OSD Setup Manual.
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4.4.1.4
Begin Export
Set this item to <Yes> and the DVR will prepare to export the select recorded
video. The Backup Confirmation window will be displayed for users to double
confirm data of the exporting video. Click <Yes> to begin the exportation.
4.4.2
Quick Video Export
In the Playback Control Panel, the Copy icon allows users to easily export the
wanted video as *.drv file to an external device, such as a USB ThumbDrive.
If the video is to be exported to an external device, make sure the device is
connected to the DVR and the port has been set appropriately for video
export.
Depending on the size of video, the exporting process may take about 10
minutes to 1 hour.
4.4.2.1
ezBurn Introduction
Built with the ezBurn technology, ezBurn function provides the easier way to
export the desired video to an external device, e.g. a USB ThumbDrive.
TWO icons (Playback and Copy) and THREE clicks are all what is needed for
completing the exportation. The entire exporting process will be done through
the Live Panel and Playback Control 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 via ezBurn will be in .drv file format, and the
video can only be played via the remote player software.
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4.4.3
Export Normal Video
To export normal video to external devices, follow these steps:
• Click on the Search icon in the Live Panel, and playback the preferred
normal video. Refer to section Search by Time or Calendar Search for
information about normal video playback.
• In Playback mode, the Playback Control Panel will be displayed. Click on
the Copy icon once to mark the starting point of the export video. The
playback continues.
• Click on the Copy icon again to mark the ending point of the export video.
Then, the “ezBurn” window will be displayed as the figure below. The
shown information is “read-only”.
ezBurn Confirmation
Selected Device: USB Storage Device
Exported Required Size = 11 MB
Real Export Range:
From: 2014/02/17 AM10:41:13
To: 2014/02/17 AM10:41:21
ENTER: YES ESC: NO
Yes
No
• Click on <Yes> to start the exportation, or click on <No> to abort.
• If no exportable device is connected to the DVR, a warning message will
be shown as below.
No exportable device detected.
Please install the target device/media to the DVR.
Enter: Retry ESC: Exit
Retry
Esc
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4.4.4
Export Event Video
To export event video, follow these steps:
• Click on the Search icon in the Live Panel, and playback the preferred
event video. Refer to section Searching by Event for information about
event playback.
• In Playback mode, click on the Copy icon. The confirmation message will
be displayed as the figure below. The shown information is “read-only”.
ezBurn confirmation
Selected Device: USB Storage Device
Exported Required Size = 11 MB
Export Event Info:
Data
Time
Ch
2014/02/17
AM10:42:35
13
ENTER: YES
ESC: NO
Yes
No
Type
Motion
• If no exportable device is connected to the DVR, a warning message will
be shown on the screen.
• Click on <Yes> to start exporting the whole event video to the connected
device, or click on <No> to abort.
4.5
Dome Control
The DVR allows users to control a dome camera by the Dome Control
function. In Live mode, users can click on a dome camera channel to display
it in full-screen. Then click on the Dome Camera Control icon and the Dome
Control Panel will be displayed. Please refer to Setup Guide for the graphical
illustration of the control buttons.
4.5.1
Dome Connection
Follow the steps to install dome cameras.
• 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 item lists the available dome protocols for communicating
with dome cameras connected to the DVR. From the OSD setup menu,
select <Camera> and the following menu is displayed.
Camera
Analog Camera Select
Dome Protocol
Dome ID
Camera Name
Covert
Termination
Adjust Video
Audio Association
Copy Setting
CH01
None
0
CH1
No
Yes
Yes
To configure dome protocol, select a camera first and set the communications
protocol associated with dome camera.
NOTE: The changed settings take effect after users exit the setup
menu.
4.5.3
RS485 Setup
The DVR controls the dome cameras via RS-485 communication protocol.
The RS-485 parameters in the DVR must be set to the same parameters set
in dome camera.
Users are allowed to change the RS-485 settings of the DVR. Select
<System> in the OSD setup menu, then select <RS485 Setup> from the
System menu. The following menu is displayed.
RS485 Setup
Unit ID
Baud Rate
Bits
Stop
Parity
224
9600
8
1
None
The ID number must match the ID address set by the dome camera. The Unit
ID ranges from 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 changed settings take effect after users exit the setup
menu.
4.5.4
Dome Control Buttons
After the DVR is in Dome Control mode, a Dome Control Panel will be
displayed. The control 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.
NOTE: There will be no reaction when users click on the control
functions that are not supported by the dome cameras.
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 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 button 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.
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Pan/Tilt Speed
Users can select preferred pan/tilt speed.
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.
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.
• Click on a dome camera channel to display it in full-screen.
• Then, click on the Dome Control icon, and the Dome Control Panel will be
displayed.
• Click on the Direction buttons to pan / tilt the dome camera to the desired
position.
• Click on the Preset button on the Dome Control Panel 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
←
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.
• Click on a dome camera channel to display it in full-screen.
• Then, click on the Dome Control icon, and the Dome Control Panel will be
displayed.
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• Click on the Preset button on the Dome Control Panel to access the
Set/Go Preset function. A numeral keyboard will be displayed.
• 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.
• Click on a dome camera channel to display it in full-screen .
• Then click on the Dome Control icon to enter Dome Control mode. The
Dome Control Panel will be displayed.
• Click on the Preset button on the Dome Control Panel to access the
Set/Go Preset function. A numeral keyboard will be displayed.
• Input a number of the preset tour line.
• Click on the <Run Tour> button to run display of dome camera tour.
• Click on any Direction button to end the display of dome camera tour.
4.6
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> to export the system log file to the USB storage device.
Note that a digital signature file will also be exported in the mean time.
Configuration
Load Factory Default
Import Config
Export Config
System Log
Operation Log
No
Off
Also, under the Configuration setup menu, set <Operation Log> to <On> and
operation logs will start 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
designed to operate with the DVR products. By using the software, users are
allowed to view live and recorded video, and 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 of the browser.
The tasks 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 three connections to one DVR using the remote monitoring software,
including the preset “admin” and two other accounts
NOTE: The Menu function allows users to remotely access the DVR’s
OSD setup menu, with some limitations. Refer to the sections above
or 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® Core™ 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz
RAM 1 GB
Recommended:
Intel® Core™ i7-2600, 3.4 GHz
RAM 4 GB
Requires 20 MB for software installation
Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
32bit, Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8.0 or
above
Minimum 1024 x 768 with 16-bit color
Minimum:
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5.2
Software Installation
Before operating the remote monitoring software, please first find out the IP
address of the DVR. To find the IP address, enter the OSD setup menu and
select <System> <Network Setup> <LAN Setup> <IP>. 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.
• Start the IE; it can be started either by clicking on the desktop icon, or by
using the Start menu to access it.
NOTE: If users wish to use the function “Snapshot” in the remote
monitoring software, users must run IE as administrator. To run IE
as administrator, right click on the IE browser icon on the desktop
and select “Run As Administrator” to launch IE.
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 the Remote Monitoring Software
With the IP address of the DVR, the next step is to install the remote
monitoring software via connecting to the DVR. Follow the steps below.
• Enter the IP address of the DVR in the address bar of the web browser.
The IP address of the DVR can be saved as a Favorites item in the web
browser to enable easy access in the future.
• The ActiveX controls and plug-ins dialog will show twice for confirmation.
Click <Yes> to accept the installation of ActiveX plug-ins. The remote
monitoring software plug-ins will be downloaded and installed on the PC
automatically.
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 what is
stored in the connecting 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
Login / Logout
Login with the same accounts setup in the DVR. The authority level of the
accounts is also the same as what was setup in the DVR.
One preset account “admin” and up to two other accounts can access a DVR
at the same time. However, if the “admin” account is currently accessing the
OSD setup menu of the DVR at the DVR side, then the “admin” account at
the remote monitoring site cannot change the settings at the same time. The
“admin” account of the DVR 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 of the account. The login username
and password can be saved to ease future login. The default username
and password is admin / 1234.
• Click <OK> to login 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 connected 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
When a DVR is successfully connected, the main window of the remote
monitoring software will be displayed. Please refer to 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, 4-window, 9-window, and 16-window – 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 PTZ Control
operation can be accessed. To choose a preferred 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
one of the display buttons in MODE section. Available selections are 4, 9 and
16 camera displays. To view certain window in full-screen, either double-click
on the wanted window, 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 PTZ Control Panel will be displayed on the main window.
The items on the PTZ 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 user to set up to 255 preset
positions according to the allowance of the supported dome cameras.
Use Direction buttons to move dome camera to an appropriate position. Then,
click the button, select <Set Preset>, and choose a wanted number from the
pull-down list. The preset position 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 these buttons 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 by 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.
Zoom in/out can be easily controlled via the mouse scroll wheel.
Scroll up the mouse wheel to zoom in and down to zoom out. On the
upper-left corner will show zoom-in magnification. The maximum
magnification is X7. Also, on the lower-right corner will display the position of
the 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 changed by left clicking and dragging the
mouse.
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 CPU crash.
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5.3.2
Instant Recording
The Instant Recording function allows users to record video quickly to the PC.
NOTE: The Audio function is set to OFF by default.
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 view recorded video either
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
play back from the DVR. <Local Playback> enables users to playback a
recorded video file stored on 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. The calendar on the
right indicates dates with available videos. The time slider bar is shown for
different channels with classified event videos.
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 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 video playback begins, 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
◄◄
Fast Backward /
Step Backward
backward playback speed: 1×, 2×, 4×, 8×, 16
×
, or 32×.
2. When playback is paused, click repeatedly to
move backward step-by-step.
► / ▌▌
Play / Pause
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
►►
Fast Forward /
Step Forward
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 unit.
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 shows 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 took place.
To view an event video, follow these steps:
• Click SEARCH button in the main window toolbar. The Event List
appears.
• Scroll through the Event List and highlight the interested events.
• The event list can be filtered by date / time, channel, or event type via the
search option on the right.
• 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-*”.
NOTE: To ensure that the snapshot files can be saved on the desktop,
users must run IE as administrator. To run IE as administrator, right
click on the IE browser icon on the desktop and select “Run As
Administrator” to launch IE.
5.3.7
Health Status
This function verifies the HDD status of the DVR. The information items in the
status 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
Normal and Dual Streaming
For different networks with different bandwidths, two streaming options are
provided – normal and dual streaming. The preset is normal streaming.
Users who are using high-speed networks, normal streaming will be a
recommended choice. According to the HDD capacity and network usage, set
the remote monitoring software to occupy high or low bandwidths.
For networks with limited bandwidth, dual streaming will be a better choice. It
enables coexistence of high quality streaming at the local DVR site and lower
quality streaming but faster transmission for the remote monitoring site. To
select dual streaming, click on the bandwidth icon and the icon will change
color. Then, users can further choose different bit rates to adjust for the best
displaying quality.
5.3.9
Upgrade Remote Software / 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> <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.
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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.
5.3.10
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.
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• Click the <Delete Files> button in the <Temporary Internet Files> field; the
<Delete Files> window 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: Keyboard Access Sketch
The following sketch shows the keys used to access and control the connected DVR.
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Appendix B: Remote Controller
The operational function keys on the remote control are listed as below figure:
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The keys of the remote control function as the icons of the Live Panel of the DVR. The only
difference between the two is the “DVR SEL” key. The DVR Selection key is used to switch
control between each DVR.
The remote control can be used to control up to 16 DVRs. To setup the remote control, the
first thing is to assign a unique DVR Unit ID to each DVR.
Use the Live Panel of the DVR, and follow this path to change the DVR Unit ID, <Main
Menu> <System> <RS485 Setup> <Unit ID>. Change the DVR Unit ID to any
number between 224 and 239, and exit the menu.
The ID Table is listed below for reference.
DVR Unit ID
Remote Control #
DVR Unit ID
Remote Control #
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 is changed, setup the “DVR SEL” of the remote control. Press “DVR
SEL”, and then press the Remote Control # immediately to select the DVR. For example,
assuming the DVR Unit ID is set to 225, press “DVR SEL” and then press “2” immediately.
Now, the remote control will only be able to control the specified DVR. Press “DVR SEL”,
and then press the Remote control # to switch between DVRs.
To exit the single DVR Control mode, press “DVR SEL”, and then press “ESC” to do so.
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Appendix: Setup a DVR Behind a Router
This appendix describes how to set up a router if the DVR connects to the internet via a
router.
To properly operate a web server, e.g. a DVR, users have to set up both the IP and port of
the DVR, which are essential for data and command transmission. The port setting is
adjustable in OSD setup menu of the DVR and only one port is needed to do remote
operation. Typically and by the default, the DVR operates on port 80, which is well known
as the http port. Please make sure that port 80 is not blocked by the ISP. Otherwise, a
different available port shall be reset and the setting of the DVR shall be changed.
In case a router or sometimes a DSL modem is in place, the real IP is now assigned to the
router instead of the DVR. The DVR is located behind the wall (router) and operates on
virtual IP. In most cases, virtual IP starts with 192.168.x.x. The router has two IP: one is real
IP (WAN IP); the other is virtual IP (LAN IP). The virtual IP would be 192.168.x.1. When the
remote users want to operate the DVR, they will have to send command to the real IP, i.e.
the router. Then the router has to map (forward) the command to the DVR. Thus, it is
required to set up the router for port mapping (forwarding) before images from the DVR can
be remotely viewed on a PC.
See the router manufacturer's websites for more instructions on port mapping.
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Following is an example of how the router should be set.
Router
(D-Link DI-724P+)
WAN IP: 218.160.54.13
LAN IP: 192.168.0.1
PC
IP: 192.168.0.100
DVR 1
IP: 192.168.0.167
Trigger port: 80
DVR 2
IP: 192.168.0.200
Trigger port: 81
• To change the setting of the router, a PC with web browser is required.
• Connect to D-Link DI-724P+ from PC via IE. The setup screen will be shown after
entering the correct username and password.
• Click the <Advanced> tab and follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 1.
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A. Select <Enabled> to set up the service.
B. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 1.
C. Enter Private IP: 167
D. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type.
E. Enter Private Port: 80.
F. Enter Public Port: 80.
G. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting.
H. Click <Apply>.
• Click <Continue> to go on when the following screen displays.
• Follow the steps to set up web port forward to DVR 2.
A. Click <Enabled> to set up the service.
B. Enter the name of the setting in the Name field: DVR 2.
C. Enter Private IP: 200
D. Choose <TCP> as the Protocol Type.
E. Enter Private Port: 81.
F. Enter Public Port: 81.
G. Click <Always> for the Schedule setting.
H. Click <Apply>.
• Now DVR 1 can be connected via http://218.160.54.13:80 and DVR 2 can be connected
via http://218.160.54.13:81.
• If there are more than one DVR behind the router, repeat the steps for port mapping
setting.
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