QSDT8DP DVR User’s Manual
QSDT8DP
DVR User’s Manual
For H.264-240 FPS /8-channel digital video recorder
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CAUTION
 Please read this user manual carefully to ensure that you can use the
device correctly and safely
 The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice
 This device should be operated only with the power source supplied
with the unit. The power supply voltage must be verified before using. If
not going to be used for a long time, unplug the unit from the outlet
 Do not install this device near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves or other devices that produce heat
 Do not install this device near water. Clean only with a dry cloth
 Do not block any ventilation openings, and make sure the area around
the machine is well ventilated
 This machine is designed for indoor use. Do not expose the machine to
water or a moist environment. If any solid or liquid gets into the machine’s
case, please cut off the power supply immediately, and have the unit
checked be a qualified technician before restart
 Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. There are no parts in
the unit you can service yourself.
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CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 Introduction ..................................................................................... 1
1.1 DVR Introduction ............................................................................................ 1
1.2 Main Features ................................................................................................ 1
1.3 DVR Introduction ............................................................................................ 1
1.4 Main Features ................................................................................................ 2
CHAPTER 2 Hardware Installation ...................................................................... 4
2.1 Installing Hard Drive ....................................................................................... 4
2.2 Front Panel Layout ......................................................................................... 5
2.3 Rear Panel Layout ......................................................................................... 6
2.3.1 Installing Sensors & Alarms (optional) ........................................................................... 6
2.4 Remote Control .............................................................................................. 8
2.5 Controlling with a Mouse ................................................................................ 9
2.5.1 Connecting Mouse ........................................................................................................ 9
2.5.2 Using Mouse................................................................................................................. 9
CHAPTER 3 Basic Function Instructions ............................................................ 10
3.1 Power On/Off ............................................................................................... 10
3.2 Login & User Management........................................................................... 11
3.3 Recording ..................................................................................................... 14
3.3.1 Record Setup.............................................................................................................. 14
3.3.2 Manual Recording....................................................................................................... 15
3.3.3 Scheduled Recording .................................................................................................. 15
3.3.4 Motion Detection Recording ........................................................................................ 16
3.3.5 Alarm Recording ......................................................................................................... 17
3.4 Playback....................................................................................................... 18
3.5 Backup & View ............................................................................................. 20
3.6 PTZ Control .................................................................................................. 26
CHAPTER 4 Menu Setup Guide.......................................................................... 28
4.1 Menu Navigation .......................................................................................... 28
4.2 Main Menu Setup ......................................................................................... 29
4.2.1 Basic Configuration ..................................................................................................... 30
4.2.2 Live Configuration ....................................................................................................... 31
4.2.3 Record Configuration .................................................................................................. 32
4.2.4 Schedule Configuration ............................................................................................... 33
4.2.5 Alarm Configuration .................................................................................................... 33
4.2.6 Motion Configuration ................................................................................................... 35
4.2.7 Network Configuration................................................................................................. 36
4.2.8 P.T.Z Configuration...................................................................................................... 38
4.2.9 User Configuration ...................................................................................................... 39
4.2.10 Tools Configuration ................................................................................................... 39
CHAPTER 5 Managing the DVR ....................................................................... 40
5.1 Formatting the Hard Disk ............................................................................. 40
5.2 Updating Firmware ....................................................................................... 40
5.3 Load Default Setup ...................................................................................... 41
5.4 Check System Information ........................................................................... 41
5.5 Check System Log ....................................................................................... 43
5.6 Check On-line Network Users ...................................................................... 44
5.7 Lock & Delete Files ...................................................................................... 45
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CHAPTER 6 Remote Surveillance ................................................................... 46
6.1 Accessing the DVR ...................................................................................... 46
6.1.1 On LAN....................................................................................................................... 46
6.1.2 On WAN ..................................................................................................................... 47
6.2 Remote Viewing ........................................................................................... 48
6.3 Remote Playback &Backup .......................................................................... 52
6.3.1 Remote Playback ........................................................................................................ 52
6.3.2 Remote Backup .......................................................................................................... 54
6.4 Remote Menu Configuration ........................................................................ 55
6.5 Remote DVR Management .......................................................................... 56
6.5.1 Check System Log Remotely ...................................................................................... 56
6.5.2 Lock & Delete Files Remotely ..................................................................................... 57
CHAPTER 7 Mobile Surveillance ........................................................................ 58
7.1 Accessing From Phones with WinCE ........................................................... 58
7.2 Accessing From Phones with Symbian ........................................................ 60
7.3 Accessing From iPhones .............................................................................. 62
Appendix A FAQs ............................................................................................. 67
Appendix B Calculating Recording Capacity................................................. 71
Appendix C Compatible Devices .................................................................... 72
Appendix D DVR Specifications...................................................................... 73
Q-SEE Product Warranty ………………………………………………………………75
Customer Information Card .................................................................................... 75
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CHAPTER 1 Introduction
1.1 DVR Introduction
This DVR uses high performance video processing chips and an embedded
Linux system. It utilizes many advanced technologies, such as standard
H.264 with low bit rate, Dual Stream, SATA interface, VGA output, supports
access by mouse, IE browser supported with full remote control, mobile
viewing by cell phones, etc. it has very powerful functions and high stability. It
is widely used in banking, telecommunication, transportation, factories,
warehouses, irrigation, etc.
1.2 Main Features
COMPRESSION FORMAT
•
Standard H.264 compression with low bit rate. Backup file can be played
by normal player, without any software or codec installed.
LIVE SURVEILLANCE
•
Supports VGA output
•
Supports channel security by hiding live display
•
Displays the local record state and basic information
•
Supports full control with USB mouse
•
Supports system locking and unlocking
RECORDING MEDIA
•
Supports 2 SATA HDDs to record for long time periods
1.3 DVR Introduction
This DVR uses high performance video processing chips and an embedded
Linux system. It utilizes many advanced technologies, such as standard
H.264 with low bit rate, Dual Stream, SATA interface, VGA output, supports
access by mouse, IE browser supported with full remote control, mobile
viewing by cell phones, etc. it has very powerful functions and high stability. It
is widely used in banking, telecommunication, transportation, factories,
warehouses, irrigation, etc.
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1.4 Main Features
COMPRESSION FORMAT
•
Standard H.264 compression with low bit rate. Backup file can be played
by normal player, without any software or codec installed.
LIVE SURVEILLANCE
•
Supports VGA output
•
Supports channel security by hiding live display
•
Displays the local record state and basic information
•
Supports full control with USB mouse
•
Supports system locking and unlocking
RECORDING MEDIA
•
Supports 2 SATA HDDs to record for long time periods
BACKUP
•
•
Supports USB flash drive for backup
Supports saving recorded files to a remote computer through internet
RECORD & PLAYBACK
•
Record modes: Manual, Schedule, Motion detection and Sensor alarm
recording
•
Supports recycling after HDD is full
•
Resolution, frame rate and picture quality adjustable for each channel
separately
•
64MB for every video file packaging
•
4 audio channels available
•
Two record search modes: time search and event search
•
Supports single and 4 screen playback
•
Supports deleting and locking the recorded files individually
•
Supports remote playback in Internet Explorer through LAN or internet
ALARM
•
•
•
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16 channel alarm input and 4 channel alarm output available
Supports schedule for motion detection and sensor alarm
Supports pre-recording and post recording
Supports linked channel recording once a motion or sensor alarm is
triggered on certain channels
•
Supports linked PTZ presets and auto cruise on the corresponding
channel
PTZ CONTROL
•
Supports various PTZ protocols
PelcoP, PelcoD, LILIN, MINKING, NEON, STAR, VIDO, DSCP, VISCA,
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and RANGE
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Supports various PTZ presets and 16 auto cruise tracks
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Supports remote PTZ control through internet
SECURITY
•
Two level user group management: advance and normal, rights
authorized by administrator
•
Support one administrator and 15 users.
•
Support event log recording and checking, unlimited events
NETWORK
•
Supports TCP/IP, DHCP, PPPoE, DDNS protocol
•
Supports IE browser to do remote viewing
•
Supports a maximum of 5 connections simultaneously
•
Supports dual stream. Network stream adjustable independently to fit
the network bandwidth and environment.
•
Supports picture snap and color adjustment in remote live view
•
Supports remote time and event search, mouse drag search, single
channel playback with picture snap
•
Supports remote PTZ control with preset and auto cruise
•
Supports remote full menu setup, changing all the DVR parameters
remotely
•
Supports mobile surveillance by smart phones or PDA with Symbian or
WinCE OS and iphones on 3G networks.
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Supports CMS to manage multiple devices on internet.
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CHAPTER 2 Hardware Installation
Note: Check the unit and the accessories before using the DVR.
Please disconnect the power before connecting to other devices. Don't hot plug
in/out
2.1 Installing Hard Drive
Note: 1. Supports two SATA hard drives.
2. Please calculate HDD capacity needed according to the recording setting.
Please refer to “Appendix B Calculate Recording
Capacity”.
STEP1
Unscrew and open the top cover
STEP2
Connect the power and data cables. Place the HDD onto the
bottom case as below.
Fig 2.1 Connect HDD
STEP3
Screw in the HDD as shown below.
Note: For easier installation, please connect the power and data cables
first, and then screw HDD to base.
Fig 2.2 Screw in HDD
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2.2 Front Panel Layout
Fig 2.6 Front Panel
Item
Name
1
REC/Focus
2
Search/Zoom
3
Play/Iris
4
REW/Speed
5
FF/PTZ
6
STOP/ESC
7
8
9
Digital buttons
IR Receiver
Enter button
10
Direction/Multi-screen
button
11
Indicator
12
Info/10+
13
+/Menu button
14
-/Backup
Description
1. Record manually
2. FOCUS function enables at PTZ. mode
1. Enter search mode
2. ZOOM function enables at PTZ mode
1. Enter play menu
2. IRIS function enables at PTZ mode
1. Rewind
2. SPEED function enables at PTZ mode
1. Fast forward
2. Enter PTZ mode from live view
1. Quit play mode
2. Exit the current menu or status
Input numbers or choose camera
For remote control
To confirm the choice or setup
1. Direction buttons. Move cursor in setup or pan/tilt
PTZ
2. Change screen display like single, 4, 9 and 16
screens
Working indicators of power, HDD, network, etc
1. System Information
2.Double-click is 10; choose channel 10 above with
other digitals 0-9
1. Increase the value in setup
2. Enter menu from live view
1. Decrease the value in setup
2. Enter backup mode from live view
Table 2.1 Functions of Front Panel Buttons
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2.3 Rear Panel Layout
Fig 2.7 Rear Panel
Item
Name
1
SPOT OUT
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
AUDIO IN
AUDIO OUT
USB MOUSE port
LAN
ALARM IN
RS485
POWER INPUT
FAN
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
VGA port
ALARM OUT
+5V and GND
Description
Connect to monitor as an AUX output channel for one
channel. only displays video, not menu
4-channels audio input
Audio output, connect to speakers
Only for USB mouse
Connect to internet
Connect to external sensor 1-8.
Connect to speed domes
DC 12V
For cooling the device
Connect to monitor
8 Video inputs for cameras
VGA output, connect to monitor
Relay output 1-4. Connect to external alarm.
+5 Voltage and Grounding
Tab 2.2 Ports on Rear Panel
Note: The resolution of VGA output is 800*600/60Hz. If connected through VGA port,
please assure your display supports this display mode. (Most LCD screens can
adapt to it automatically without manual adjustment)
2.3.1 Installing Sensors & Alarms (optional)
The DVR has 8 channel alarm input and 1 channel alarm output.
Alarm Input:
The alarm input is triggered by electric level (High: 5V, Low: 0V). Users
can connect external sensors, like gas detectors, smoke detectors and
infrared detectors. Once the DVR detects that the electric level meets the
user’s settings it will trigger the DVR recording or alarm out.
For example, a sensor is connected to alarm input1 as Fig 2.8 Cable A
and B will be connected once the sensor detects an event. Users set
Device type as NC (Normal Close), refer to Fig 2.8 It will input +5V (high
level) to input1 when triggered, DVR will start recording.
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Fig 2.8 Sensor Connection
Alarm output:
The DVR has 1 channel relay alarm output, which just gives on/off
signal to external alarm. The status of these pin are illustrated as 8.
After alarm
Before alarm
N. O.
COM
N. C.
N. O .
COM
N. C.
Fig 2.9 Relay Output Status
Users need connect their alarm according to the NO or NC type of
the alarm. One connection example is shown as Fig 2.9
Fig 2.9 Alarm Output Connection
Note: The power in series must be 277VAC/10A or 30VDC/10A or below
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2.4 Remote Control
The remote control uses two AAA batteries, instructions for loading:
STEP1
Open the battery cover of the Remote Control
STEP2
Insert batteries with the poles (+ and -) correctly aligned
STEP3
Replace the battery cover
Note: If remote does not function check the following:
1. Check polarity of batteries
2. Check the remaining charge in the batteries
3. Check to see if remote control sensor is blocked
If it doesn't still work, exchange for a new remote control or contact your dealer.
The interface of the remote control is shown in Fig 2.10
Fig 2.10 Remote Control
Item
1
Name
Function
Power Button
2
INFO Button
3
4
REC Button
Number Buttons
Multi
Screen
Button
SEARCH Button
MENU Button
ENTER Button
Direction Button
+/- Button
Playback
Control Button
AUDIO Button
Auto
Dwell
Button
BACKUP Button
PTZ
Control
Button
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Push button softly to stop firmware running before pushing harder to
power off.
Get information about the DVR such as firmware version, HDD
information
To record manually
Input numbers or choose camera
To choose multiple screen display mode
To enter search mode
To enter menu
To confirm the choice or setup
Move cursor in setup or control PTZ camera
To increase or decrease the value in setup
To control playback. Fast forward/rewind/stop/single frame play
To enable audio output in live mode
To enter auto dwell mode
To enter backup mode
To control PTZ camera. Move camera/ZOOM/FOCUS/IRIS/SPEED
control
Table 2.3 Functions of Remote Control Buttons
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2.5 Controlling with a Mouse
2.5.1 Connecting Mouse
DVR supports USB mouse through the ports on the rear panel, please
refer to Fig 2.10 Remote Control
Note: If mouse is not detected or doesn't work, check below:
1. Unplug/re-plug several times
2. Power off/on several times
3. Try another mouse
2.5.2 Using Mouse
In live view:
Click left mouse button on one camera to display full screen. Click again
to return to the previous screen display.
Click right button to show the control bar at the bottom of the screen as
in Fig 2.10 Remote Control. Here are all the controls and setup. Click right
mouse button again to hide the control bar.
In setup:
Click left button to enter. Click right button to cancel setup, or return to
the previous screen.
If want to input the value, move cursor to the button and click. An
input window will appear as in Fig 2.11 Input Window. It supports
numbers, letters and symbols.
Fig 2.11 Input Window
Users can change some values by using the mouse wheel, such as time.
Move cursor onto the value, and roll the wheel when the value blinks click
it.
It supports mouse dragging, i.e. set motion detection area: click
customized, hold left button and drag to set motion detection area. Set
schedule: hold left button and drag to set schedule time
In playback: Click left button to choose the options. Click right button to
return to search mode.
In backup: Click left button to choose the options. Click right button to
return to live view.
In PTZ control: Click left button to choose the buttons to control the PTZ.
Click right button to return to searching mode.
Note: Mouse is the default tool in all the operations below unless stated otherwise.
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CHAPTER 3 Basic Function Instructions
3.1 Power On/Off
Note: Before you power on the unit, please make sure all the connections are good.
Connect the power, the system will show the screen in Fig 3.1 System
Loading
Fig 3.1 System Loading
After that it will enter live in 16 screen mode. The meaning of letters or
symbols on screen are shown in the table below.
Fig 3.2 Preview
Symbol
Meaning
Symbol
Meaning
Live audio enabled
Live audio disabled
HDD
Manual recording
Motion detection recording
Current working HDD
Scheduled recording
Alarm recording
Size of current HDD
Free
Free space of current HDD
Space
USB devices connected
HDD full
Table 3.1 Meaning of Symbols in Live View
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To power off safely follow the steps below. Users can close the unit by
remote control, front panel and mouse.
By remote control:
STEP1
Press POWER button, the screen below will appear:
Fig 3.3 Shut down
STEP2 Choose OK. The unit will power off automatically after shutting
down software.
STEP3 Disconnect the power
By front panel or mouse:
STEP1
Press ENTER button or click right mouse to show menu bar, refer
to Fig 4.1 Control Bar.
STEP2
Click Shut down button, refer to Fig 3.3 Shut down
STEP3
Click OK on the pop-up window. The unit will power off
automatically after shutting down software
STEP4
Disconnect the power
3.2 Login & User Management
Users can log in and out of the DVR system. Users cannot do any other
operations except changing the multi screen display once logged out.
Login:
If logged out press right mouse button to show the control bar. Press Login,
Search or System etc. A login window will appear, asking for ID and password
shown as Fig 3.4 Login.
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Fig 3.4 Login
Note: The default password is admin and 123456.
Change password:
Every user can change his own password.
STEP1 While logged in, click Log in/out on the control bar. A window will
appear with two options. One is for logout, another for password modification.
Click Password, the window will appear as in Fig 3.5 Change Password.
STEP2
STEP3
Fig 3.5 Change Password
Input the old password. Then input new password 2 times.
Press OK button to change.
Add & Delete users:
This unit has a default administrator and two user groups, advance user
and normal user. It supports one administrator and 15 users total.
Administrator can add or delete other users, and change their group level.
Administrator cannot be added or deleted.
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Press right mouse button to show the control bar. Enter Menu---->System.
STEP1 Enter USER configuration. Click Add button, see Fig 3.6 Add User.
Fig 3.6 Add User
STEP2 Input user name and password. Choose the user group.
STEP3 Click OK button to add a new user
STEP4 Choose a user, a symbol
will display at the end of the user
information. Click Authority button to change the group level.
STEP5 Press Delete button to delete the user. A security window will
appear as shown below.
STEP6
Click OK button to delete the user
Note: Defining users’ rights
Administrator: can to do everything.
Advance: all functions except entering USER to manage users
Normal: all functions except entering SYSTEM to change the settings.
The user name and password is a combination of numbers, letters or symbols.
The number of characters must be 1 or more.
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3.3 Recording
3.3.1 Record Setup
Users need to install and format a HDD, and set all the recording
parameters before recording.
Note: Some vendors sell the DVR with a hard drive already installed, if this is the case
you just need to set the recording parameters.
There are four recording modes. Users can enable them simultaneously,
but only one recording mode works at a time. They have different priorities,
the priority order is below:
Motion detection recording > Sensor recording > Manual recording > Timer
recording
Press right mouse button to show the control bar, refer to Fig 4.1 Control
Bar. Enter Menu---->System.
STEP1 Enter RECORD configuration, refer to
Fig 3.7 Record Setup, Select cameras.
Fig 3.7 Record Setup
STEP2 Set Video quality, Frame rate and Resolution.
STEP3 Have Audio checked if you input audio and want to record. Check
Time stamp to record
STEP4 Enable recording function for cameras in Record option.
Note: If you have a camera uncheck here, it will not record in any recording mode.
STEP5 Set Alarm record hold time. It is for post alarm recording.
STEP6 Enable Recycle. It replaces old video with new files after HDD is
full. If you have it unchecked, it will stop recording automatically once HDD is
full
STEP7 Click OK to finish
Note: The higher the Video quality, Frame rate and Resolution, the more storage space
is used every hour.
This Unit supports pre-alarm recording. But there is no option to set the
pre-alarm recording time, the default is 10 seconds
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3.3.2 Manual Recording
Just press REC button on the front panel after quitting system setup. Press
Stop button to stop recording.
Or press REC button on remote control, click again to stop.
Or click REC button on the control bar with mouse, click again to stop.
3.3.3 Scheduled Recording
Users can set different schedule times for every day of the week. If you want
a special schedule for one day, you can use the Holiday function.
STEP1 Enter SCHEDULE configuration. Select cameras and Record, see
Fig 3.8 Schedule Setup.
Fig 3.8 Schedule Setup
STEP2 The first column lists the 7 days of the week. The rows show 24
hours. Set the schedule time.
Green means checked. Transparent means unchecked.
STEP3 Press Add button to select the date if you want a special schedule
for a certain day. A window will appear as Fig 3.9 Calendar.
Fig 3.9 Calendar
STEP4 Select the date and set the schedule time. If you want to delete this
special schedule, click Delete button
STEP5 Click OK button to finish
The DVR will record automatically once it goes to the time you set.
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3.3.4 Motion Detection Recording
This unit supports recording channels and PTZ linking. This means it will
record any cameras, or trigger any speed dome to preset or do auto cruise
once motion is detected on the camera’s channel.
STEP1 Enter MOTION configuration, see Fig 3.10 Motion Detection Setup.
Select cameras
Fig 3.10 Motion Detection Setup
STEP2 Enable Detection first. Enter Area to set Sensitivity and detection
Area. In detection area, red means not active, transparent means active, see
Fig 3.11 Motion Detection Area Setup.
STEP3
Fig 3.11 Motion Detection Area Setup
Enter Trigger configuration, see Fig 3.12 Alarm Out Setup
Fig 3.12 Alarm Out Setup
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STEP4 Select alarm out and recording channels. It can trigger any alarm
out and cameras to record once motion is detected.
STEP5 Enable or disable Buzzer on board. Select speed dome (PTZ) and
enable preset or auto cruise. Press OK to save
STEP6 Set Hold time. It is the interval time between two consecutive
motion events. If a second motion event is detected during the Hold time, it is
recognized as a continuation of the first motion event. If a second motion is
detected after Hold time, this motion and the previous are recognized as two
different motion events.
STEP7 Click OK to save settings
STEP8 Enter SCHEDULE configuration. Select Motion and relative
cameras to set, refer to 3.3.3 Schedule recording.
Note: About preset and auto cruise, users can only select one or the other.
The actual post alarm record time equals Hold time in RECORD and Hold time in MOTION
3.3.5 Alarm Recording
This unit supports recording channels and PTZ linking after alarm.
STEP1 Enter ALARM configuration, see Fig 3.13 Sensor Alarm Setup.
Select cameras
Fig 3.13 Sensor Alarm Setup
STEP2 Enable Detection first. Set Device type.
STEP3 Enter Trigger configuration. Set alarm out, recording cameras and
linked PTZ, referring to 3.3.4 Motion Detection Recording STEP4-5
STEP4 Set Alarm in hold time. It is the interval time between the two
adjacent efficient alarms. This is similar with Hold time in MOTION
configuration.
STEP5 Set Alarm out hold time and Buzzer hold time. Click OK to save
settings
STEP6 Enter SCHEDULE configuration. Select Sensor and relative
cameras to set, referring to 3.8 Schedule Setup.
Note: About preset and auto cruise, users can only select one at same time.
The actual post alarm record time equals Hold time in RECORD and Hold time in MOTION
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3.4 Playback
This unit supports time search and event search. It displays full or 4
screens in playback. Click right mouse button to show the control bar, refer to
Fig 4.1 Control Bar. Click Search, the window below will appear on the
screen.
Fig 3.14 Search Menu
Time search:
STEP1 Enter Search configuration, select Time search. A window will
appear as Fig 3.15 Calendar Search. If there are recordings during a day, the
date will be highlighted.
STEP2
Fig 3.15 Calendar Search
Choose a day to do a time search, as in Fig 3.16 Time Search.
Fig 3.16 Time Search
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STEP3 This unit has full and 4 screen playback. Select the screen display
mode (the boxes under the channels) and the channels.
STEP4 If want to change the date, press Date button. Set hour and
minutes of start time. If there is a recording at that time, the boxes will show
green.
STEP5 Click Play button. It will play from the time point you set.
STEP6 Click the function buttons on the screen to do fast
forward/backward, pause, stop, and change the screen mode and re-search,
See Fig 3.17 Playback.
Fig 3.17 Playback
Event search:
STEP1 Enter Search---->Event search. The calendar window will appear
like that of time search
STEP2 Choose a day to find events for, as Fig 3.18 Event Search
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STEP3
STEP4
Fig 3.18 Event Search
Choose camera and event type, motion or sensor.
Double click one video file to play.
3.5 Backup & View
STEP1 This unit supports backup to USB Flash through the USB port on
the front panel. Users can also make backup to PC by IE browser via internet,
refer to 6.3.1 STEP2Select the date, channel and event type. Then click
Search. All the files found will be listed in left area.
STEP2 Select a file, and click Play button to do remote playback. The
following steps are the same as STEP5-6 of time search above.
Take USB flash backup as an example. You can push the Backup button on
the front of the DVR or press right mouse button to show the control bar, refer
to Fig 4.1 Control Bar.
At DVR location:
STEP3
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Enter Backup interface, shown as Fig 3.19 Backup Setup
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Fig 3.19 Backup Setup
STEP4 Choose the camera. And set the start and end time. Click Date
button to change the date.
STEP5 Click the Backup button. A window will appear as shown in Fig 3.20
Backup Information.
Fig 3.20 Backup Information
STEP6 Press OK button. It will begin to write the video files you selected to
the backup device, and display a process bar as shown below:
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STEP7
It will show “Backup complete” after finished, as shown below:
Check & View:
Users can view the backup with third party software like Real Player or
Windows Media Player directly. Users can also view with the special software
attached with the files during backup. Below are the steps to view the backup
with the special software.
STEP1 Move the backup device to a computer. Enter the backup folder and
open the viewer.
Fig 3.21 Backup Player
① Search area
② video display area
③ Video data area
④ Control area
⑤ AVI converting
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STEP2 Click Browse to choose the folder which contains the video backup,
as in Fig 3.22 Choose Backup Folder.
Fig 3.22 Choose Backup Folder
STEP3 Set the date and channels. It will show the recorded video in area③
with green at the top as in Fig 3.23 Backup Data Search.
Fig 3.23 Backup Data Search
If using event search, it will list event files at the bottom of area①
STEP4 Drag the slide bar to the start time point, click play button to view. It
supports multi screen display. Users can do fast forward/backward, record,
play audio etc, as shown below.
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Fig 3.24 Play Backup Files
Index
Definition
Play
①
⑤
Forward/Rewi
nd
Index
Index
②
Definition
Pause
Index
③
Definition
Stop
⑥
Record
⑦
Volume
⑧
④
Definition
Snap only in pause.
Refer to Fig 6.3
Screen mode
Tab 3.2 Backup View Control
STEP5 Program supports AVI converter. Click “Change File to AVI”. The
converter will appear.
STEP6 Click Browse to choose the folder which contains the video backup.
Set the start/end time, select the channels, and then Click search button. It
will show backup files in the file display area as shown in Fig 3.25 AVI
Converter.
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Fig 3.25 AVI Converter
STEP8 Select the files. Click Change button, it will start converting the files
and show the progress at the bottom.
STEP9 When the progress bar shows 100% it is finished. Users can play
the AVI files with a third party player directly.
STEP10 For more information about network backup, please refer to 6.3.1
STEP2Select the date, channel and event type. Then click Search. All the
files found will be listed in left area.
STEP11 Select a file, and click Play button to do remote playback. The
following steps are the same as STEP5-6 of time search above.
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3.6 PTZ Control
Please connect speed domes to the DVR via RS485 first, refer to 2.3.1
Rear Panel. Make sure the speed dome has a protocol this DVR supports and
set the parameters according to its manual.
STEP1 Press right mouse button to show the control bar. Enter
Menu---->System--->P.T.Z, see Fig 3.26.
Fig 3.26 PTZ Setup
STEP2 Set protocol, baud rate, and address according to the parameters
of the speed dome.
STEP3 Click Set button at right of Preset. Here users can set presets,
shown as Fig 3.27 Set Presets. Adjust the speed dome. Select a preset and
click to save. Users can set 16 presets total.
Fig 3.27 Set Presets
STEP4 Click Set button at right of Cruise. Here users can set cruise track,
shown as Fig 3.28 Set Cruise. Choose the preset, set stay time of every
preset. Click + button to add the preset to the left preset for cruise track.
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Fig 3.28 Set Cruise
STEP5 Select a preset in left preset list, click – button to delete the preset.
Click ↑,↓,↑,↓ to adjust the sequence of the presets in the auto cruise setup.
Click Save to save and return to the previous interface.
STEP6 Click OK button to save and exit. Press right mouse button to show
the control bar. Click PTZ to enter PTZ control, shown as Fig 3.29 PTZ
Control.
Fig 3.29 PTZ Control
STEP7 Select the speed dome. Click the direction buttons to move the
camera. Click the relative + and – buttons to adjust zoom, focus, IRIS and
speed. Click □ button to stop the change.
STEP8 Select the preset, the speed dome will go to that point directly.
Select Cruise, it will do auto cruise.
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CHAPTER 4 Menu Setup Guide
4.1 Menu Navigation
Menu
Option
Menu
Option
Basic
Device name & ID
Video format
Language
Date &time setup
Live audio switch
Authorization check
switch
Live
Camera name
Camera mask
Name & time switch
SPOT out switch
Color adjustment
Record
Video quality
Frame rate
Record switch
Resolution
Recycle switch
Post alarm record time
Schedule
Recording schedule
Motion schedule
Sensor schedule
Motion
Motion switch
Sensitivity & detection
area setup
Alarm out & out time
setup
Recorded cameras and
PTZ linking
Network
HTTP & server ports
IP address setup
PPPoE
Network video setup
DDNS
PTZ
Protocol, baud rate and
address
Speed setup
Presets setup
Cruise setup
User
Add users
Delete users
Change authorization
Tools
Disk manager
Update
Load default
Alarm
Alarm Switch
Sensor type
Alarm out &out time
setup
Recorded cameras and
PTZ linking
Tab 4.1 Menu Navigation
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4.2 Main Menu Setup
Click right mouse button, or press ENTER button on the front panel,
the control bar will show on the bottom of the screen as in Fig 4.1
Control Bar.
Fig 4.1 Control Bar
Move the cursor to Menu and click, the pop up menu will show as Fig 4.2
Pop up Menu
Fig 4.2 Pop up Menu
Select System. A graphic user interface will show as Fig 4.3 System Setup.
Fig 4.3 System Setup
Press MENU button on the front panel or remote control. The interface
above will appear.
Note: Default admin password is 123456. Only administrator and advance user can
enter system setup and do setup.
DVR needs to reboot after some parameters are changed, like video format.
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4.2.1 Basic Configuration
Click BASIC to enter basic configuration shown as Fig 4.4 Basic .
Fig 4.4 Basic Configuration
Here users can set video system, menu language, audio, time and
authorization check. The following are the definitions of each option.
Device name: The name of the unit. It may display on the client end or
CMS, which helps users to recognize the unit remotely.
Device ID: It is used to identify multiple devices at the same place. Users
can manage them by remote control.
Video format: Options are PAL and NTSC. Users make the choice
according to format of the cameras.
Language: Set the menu language.
Authorization check: If enabled DVR needs user name and password
when user wants to enter system setup, playback, backup etc.
Audio: Enables audio in live view. Users can choose a channel for audio.
Date format: Three format options, YY-MM-DD, DD-MM-YY, MM-DD-YY.
System time: Set the time. While the unit is recording users cannot change
the time. When recording, click Adjust button, a security window will appear.
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4.2.2 Live Configuration
Click LIVE to enter live configuration shown as Fig 4.5 Live Configuration
Fig 4.5 Live Configuration
Here users can set name/time display, picture color and hide cameras. The
following are the definitions of each option.
Camera name: Set camera name. It can be a combination of numbers,
letters and symbols.
Show name: Display camera name in live view.
Hide: Hide the picture in live. Unauthorized users cannot view the camera.
But it still works in the background recording.
Show time: Display time in live view.
Dwell time: Is available for both Sequence and SPOT simultaneously. This
unit has 2 channels of video output, refer to 2.3.1 Rear Panel. One is the main
output; the other is a spot output. Users can set the display time of cameras in
auto dwell and spot out.
SPOT enable: Enable spot video output.
Click Set button, a window will appear as shown in Fig 4.6 Color
Adjustment.
Fig 4.6 Color Adjustment
Adjust Brightness, Hue, Saturation, and Contrast in live view here.
Default: Set the color to the default value.
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4.2.3 Record Configuration
Click RECORD to enter record configuration shown as Fig 4.7 Record
Configuration.
Fig 4.7 Record Configuration
Here users can set record quality, frame rate, resolution and recycle. The
following are the definitions of each option.
Video quality: There are 5 options from lowest to highest. The higher the
value is, the clearer the recorded picture is.
Frame rate: Set recording frame rate.
Audio: Enable audio recording.
Time stamp: Record the current time to video file if checked.
Record: Switch on/off recording function for every camera. DVR records
the camera only if the camera’s option is checked here. Then you can use
manual, schedule, motion detection and sensor alarm recording options for
the camera.
Resolution: DVR supports CIF and D1. D1 option is not currently
available.
Alarm record hold time(S): Set the length of time DVR records after alarm
finishes. It has 4 options, 30, 60, 120 and 180 seconds.
Recycle: Enable HDD recycle. If checked hard drive will overwrite older
files once it is full. If unchecked it will stop recording when HDD is full.
Note: Video quality, frame rate and resolution are closely related to used storage space.
The higher the value is, the higher the bit rate and more space recordings take up on the hard
drive.
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4.2.4 Schedule Configuration
Click SCHEDULE to enter schedule configuration shown as Fig 4.8
Schedule Configuration.
Fig 4.8 Schedule Configuration
Here users can set schedule for timed recording, motion detection and
sensor alarm respectively. The following are the definitions of each option:
Always, Motion and Sensor: refer to record schedule, motion schedule
and alarm schedule respectively.
The first column shows the 7 days of the week from Sunday to Saturday.
The rows refer to 24 hours. Click the boxes or hold mouse to drag to set the
schedule time. Green means checked. Transparent means unchecked.
Add: Users can set the schedule for a certain day by date. Click Add to add
date as shown in Fig 3.9 Calendar.
Delete: Delete holiday schedule.
4.2.5 Alarm Configuration
Click ALARM to enter alarm configuration as in Fig 4.9 Alarm Configuration.
Fig 4.9 Alarm Configuration
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Here users can set sensor type, alarm trigger and alarm time. The following
are the definitions of each option.
Device type: NC and NO (Normal Close and Normal Open). Set the value
according to the alarm signal level of the sensors.
Enable: Enable sensor alarm.
Trigger: Set alarm output, recording channel and speed dome linking. Click
Set button, a window will appear shown as Fig 4.10 Alarm Out Configuration.
Fig 4.10 Alarm Out Configuration
Alarm out: Set relay alarm out channel. You can select any alarm
channels.
To record: Set recording channels. You can select any record channels. It
will record on the cameras you choose here when alarm triggered.
Buzzer: Enable on board buzzer for alarm.
To P.T.Z CH: Set linked preset and cruise for alarm. You can select any
channel and multi channels as linked channels.
Alarm in hold time(S): The interval time between two consecutive sensor
alarm events. If a second alarm is detected within Hold time, it is recognized
as a continuous alarm. If a second alarm is detected after hold time, the
second alarm and the previous one are recognized as two different alarm
events.
Alarm out hold time(S): Set relay alarm out time after alarm is triggered.
Buzzer hold time(S): set on board buzzer time after alarm is triggered.
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4.2.6 Motion Configuration
Click MOTION to enter motion configuration shown as Fig 4.11 Motion
Configuration.
Fig 4.11 Motion Configuration
Here users can set motion sensitivity, detection area and alarm out. The
following are the definitions of each option:
Enable: Enable motion detection.
Trigger: Setup similar with that of sensor alarm, but linked speed domes
need to use different channels, i.e. if users enable motion detection on
camera 1, the linked speed domes must be cameras 2-16.
Area: Set sensitivity and motion detection area. DVR supports multiple
detection areas as shown in Fig 4.12 Detection Area Configuration. Click the
blocks or drag mouse to enable or disable. Red means unavailable,
transparent means available. Click Save to save and exit.
Fig 4.12 Detection Area Configuration
Sensitivity: Set detection sensitivity from 1-8, 8 is most sensitive. The
default is 4.
Exit: Quit without saving
Hold time(S): The interval time between two consecutive motion events,
similar to that of sensor alarm.
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4.2.7 Network Configuration
Click NETWORK to enter network configuration as shown in Fig 4.13
Network Configuration.
Fig 4.13 Network Configuration
This unit supports DHCP, PPPoE, DDNS. Users enable network function,
and configure IP address, DDNS, transmission video parameters here. The
following are the definitions of each option:
HTTP port: The default is 80. If users change the value, they need add the
port number when typing the IP address in IE address blank, i.e. set HTTP
port to 82, IP address to 192.168.0.25. Users need input
http://192.168.0.25:82 in IE browser.
Server port: Communication port, 2000 by default
DHCP: Enable DHCP. For this feature to work you need to enable DHCP in
the router or virtual server. When enabled the unit will get IP address
information automatically from the router instead of inputting IP, Subnet, and
Gateway manually. After you allow the router to assign the addresses you
should go to the info button on the DVR or remote and see what addresses
where assigned, and then go back to the Network Configuration, remove the
checkmark from DHCP and manually enter the IP addresses assigned by the
router into the spaces. This way your addresses will not change if the system
is rebooted.
IP, Subnet, Gateway, DNS1 and 2: IP address information. If users don’t
enable DHCP it is necessary to input the IPs manually here.
PPPoE: Enable PPPoE. If users connect the DVR to internet directly by
ADSL, not through a router or a virtual server, enable this option.
User name, Password: Account information of PPPoE. Input information
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DDNS: Click DDNS, a window will appear as shown in Fig 4.14 DDNS
Configuration. DVR supports DYNDNS and MYQ-SEE. Users need register
at www.dyndns.com or myq-see.com. Then input registered ID and password
here. Click OK button. The unit will connect Through DYNDNS or MYQ-SEE.
Fig 4.14 DDNS Configuration
Server: Select DDNS server.
User name and Password: Input registered information from DDNS
provider.
This unit supports dual stream. Users can set picture quality, frame rate and
resolution separately for network, according to the network bandwidth. Click
Video to enter the configuration interface shown as Fig 4.15 Network Video
Configuration.
Fig 4.15 Network Video Configuration
Video quality: Network picture quality.
Frame rate: There are two options, 1 and 3 fps.
Resolution: Currently only has CIF available.
Time stamp: Display time in remote preview.
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4.2.8 P.T.Z Configuration
Click P.T.Z to enter PTZ configuration shown as Fig 4.16 PTZ
Configuration.
Fig 4.16 PTZ Configuration
Here users can set protocol, baud rate, address, presets and auto cruise
track. The following are the definitions of each option:
Protocol, Baud rate, Address: Set the value according to the settings of
the speed dome.
Speed: Set the speed of the speed dome.
Preset, Name: Select a preset and name it. Click Set, a window will appear
shown as Fig 4.17. Select a preset, adjust the speed dome. Click Save button
to save it and exit.
Fig 4.17 Set Presets
Cruise, Name: select a cruise track and rename it. Click Set in Cruise row. A
window will appear as 3.5 PTZ control.
Note: DVR has 16 presets and 16 cruise tracks total
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4.2.9 User Configuration
Click USER to enter user management interface shown as Fig 4.18 User
Configuration.
Fig 4.18 User Configuration
Administrator can add, delete users, and change their authorization..
.
Note: DVR supports one administrator and maximum of 15 users.
4.2.10 Tools Configuration
Click TOOLS to enter tools configuration shown as Fig 4.19 Tools
Manager.
Fig 4.19 Tools Manager
Disk manager: Please refer to 5.1 Formatting the Hard Disk.
Update: Please refer to 5.2 Updating Firmware.
Load default: Please refer to 5.3 Load Default Setup.
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CHAPTER 5 Managing the DVR
5.1 Formatting the Hard Disk
If you want to record, it is necessary to format the hard disk at first. If not
being formatted, it will show the position of the disk, free space and total
space show 0M at the bottom of screen.
STEP1
Enter USER configuration, referring to 4.2.10 Tools Configuration.
Press Disk manager, a window will pop up as Fig 5.1 Disk Manager.
Fig 5.1 Disk Manager
STEP2
If a disk has never been formatted, Status will show “new”. Select
hard disks, press Format button to begin.
STEP3
A security window will remind user that this will delete all data on
HDD. Press OK to continue. A process will display on the screen as below.
STEP4
It will return to the previous automatically after finished. And
status will show “normal” after formatted.
Note: All recorded files will be lost after formatting.
5.2 Updating Firmware
The DVR currently only supports updates through USB. Get the firmware
from manufacture’s tech support, and make sure the firmware is the correct
one for the DVR. Users can check USB information in disk manager, please
refer to Fig 5.1 Disk Manager.
STEP1
Plug a USB flash drive into the computer. Copy the firmware to
the flash. The extension of firmware is tar.
STEP2
Move the USB flash to the DVR. Enter TOOLS configuration, refer
to 4.2.10 Tools Configuration.
STEP3
Click Update. A window will appear, which reminds users that it
will automatically load default settings after update.
STEP4
Press OK to begin. The progress bar will display on the screen
during update.
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STEP5
After finishing, the unit needs to be restarted.
Note: If a “no device or no file” error appears, it is possible that the USB device is
incompatible. Please try a different USB flash drive.
Please be patient. It will take 2-3 minutes to update.
5.3 Load Default Setup
The DVR has different setup blocks, like Basic, Record, Schedule, Motion
etc. Users can choose any block to do default, as shown in Fig 5.2 Reset
Blocks.
Fig 5.2 Reset Blocks
STEP1
Enter TOOLS configuration, referring to 4.2.10 Tools
Configuration.
STEP2
Click Load default. Select setup blocks; please refer to Fig 5.2
Reset Blocks.
STEP3
Press OK to do default. It will return to TOOLS interface after
finished.
5.4 Check System Information
Users can check system information like firmware version, IP address and
etc.
STEP1
Press right mouse button to show the control bar. Click Menu;
refer to Fig 4.2 Pop up Menu.
STEP2
Click Info, the window below will appear.
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Fig 5.3 Status Interface
STEP3
Click System, the window below will display. Check firmware
version, recording parameters here.
Fig 5.4 System Information.
STEP4
Return to the previous menu, click Network. The window below
will display. Check IP address, DVR Mac address, network video quality.
Fig 5.5 Network Information.
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5.5 Check System Log
This unit logs system events. It records its working state and operation
automatically, and it divides the record to two groups, events and operation.
The form below is the details of the two groups.
Group
Events
Operation
Details
Motion, Video Loss, Alarm
Delete File, Lock File, Search, Login, Enable check, Boot, Shutdown,
Reset, Start Record, Stop Record, Setup Basic, Setup Live, Setup
Record, Setup Schedule, Setup Alarm, Setup Network, Setup P.T.Z
Tab 5.1 Details of System Log
STEP1
Press right mouse button to show the control bar. Click
Menu---->Status---->Events, the window below will appear.
Fig 5.6 Events LOG
STEP2
Click Date to change date by a calendar. Click Type to select the
event type. Then click Search button. It will refresh the event list.
STEP3
Click ←, ←, →, → to do page down or page up
STEP4
Click right mouse button to return to the previous menu. Click
Operation to search operation Log
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STEP5
Fig 5.7 Operation Log
The operation is similar to searching events log.
Note: The log files are saved to the HDD inside. If HDD is not installed, it won’t record any
thing. The number of log files is unlimited.
5.6 Check On-line Network Users
Press right mouse button to show the control bar. Click Menu---->Online users.
It will show the details of the current connections as shown below:
Fig 5.8 Details of Current Network Connections
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5.7 Lock & Delete Files
Users can control every video file, locking and deleting them. Once users
lock an important file, it cannot be covered or deleted. But the locked files can
still be cleared by formatting.
STEP1
Press right mouse button to show the control bar. Click Menu,
refer to Fig 4.2 Pop up Menu.
STEP2
Click Search----->File manager, the window below will appear.
Fig 5.9 File Manager
STEP3
Click Date to change date by a calendar, click Search to refresh
the list. The files found will be listed in the file area of file manager at bottom.
It shows the details of every file, like start/end time, lock state.
STEP4
Select the files and click Lock, it will lock the selected files. At this
time, a letter “L” will be displayed at the end of the file rows as in Fig 5.9 File
Manager.
STEP5
Select any files which are unlocked, click Delete. A dialog window
will display. Click Ok to delete them.
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CHAPTER 6 Remote Surveillance
6.1 Accessing the DVR
If you want to view the DVR remotely it must be connect to a LAN or internet,
and network server must be enabled in the unit. Please refer to 4.2.7 Network
Configuration.
This unit supports Internet Explorer browser without any client software
installed, it supports XP and Vista operating systems.
6.1.1 On LAN
STEP1 Input IP address, Subnet, Gateway. If using DHCP, please enable
DHCP in both the DVR and router.
STEP2 Enter Video to set network video parameters like resolution, frame
rate etc.
STEP3 Open IE browser on a computer on the same LAN. Input the IP
address of the DVR in IE address blank and enter.
STEP4 IE will download ActiveX automatically. Then a window pops up
and asks for user name and password.
STEP5 Input name and password correctly, and enter. It will show the
picture below:
Fig 6.1 View with IE browser
Note: If HTTP port is not 80, but is another number instead, you need to add the port
number after IP address. For example, if you set HTTP port as 82, you need to input IP
address as 192.168.0.25:82.
User name and password here are the same as that used on the DVR. The
defaults are admin and 123456.
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6.1.2 On WAN
There are two ways that the DVR can be connected to the internet.
1. Connect the DVR to internet through a router or virtual server.
STEP1 Input IP address, Subnet, Gateway. You can get the Subnet and
Gateway by going to the run option on a computer that is attached to the
same router as the DVR and typing “cmd” or in the run box and clicking ok.
This will open a dialog box. At the command prompt type “ipconfig”. This will
show you the Gateway, which is the network IP address of the router, and the
Subnet. Enter these numbers into the network settings of the DVR. The IP
address of the DVR needs to have the same first 3 sets of numbers as the
th
Gateway, but a 4 set of numbers that is different then any other device
attached to the router. If using DHCP, please enable DHCP in both the DVR
and router.
STEP2 Enter Video to set network video parameters like resolution, frame
rate etc.
STEP3 Forward port numbers 80 and 2000 in Virtual Server setup of the
router or virtual server to the IP address of the DVR.
Note: The procedure to forward ports is different in different routers and servers please
check your router manual. You can also find instructions on forwarding ports on most popular
routers at www.portforward.com.
STEP4 If you want to utilize dynamic domain name, you need to apply for a
domain name in a DNS server supported by the DVR or router. Then add to
the DVR or router. Currently this unit only supports www.dyndns.com
or myq-see.com.
To set up the router, please check the router manual.
STEP5 Open IE browser, input IP address or dynamic domain name and
enter. If HTTP port is not 80, add the port number after IP address or domain
name.
Note: If you are accessing the DVR from a computer that is attached to the same router as
the DVR you need to enter the IP address of the DVR, if you are accessing the DVR from a
remote computer you need to enter the internet IP of the router. You can get this address by
going to a website such as www.myipaddress.com from a computer that is attached to the
same router as the DVR.
STEP6 IE will download ActiveX automatically. Then a window pops up
and asks for user name and password.
STEP7 Input name and password correctly, and enter to view.
Note: If you cannot download and install ActiveX, please refer to Appendix A FAQ Q7.
2. Connect the DVR to internet directly.
STEP1 Input IP address, Subnet, Gateway gotten from your ISP. If using
ADSL, please input user name and password, and click OK. The DVR will
connect to the server and show “connection succeeds”.
STEP2 The following steps are the same as STEP4-7 of the connection
way above.
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6.2 Remote Viewing
When you enter remote preview you will see the interface shown below:
Fig 6.2 Remote Preview Interface
① Full screen, 4/8 screens display mode.
② Camera status:
There are four rows of indicators, which refer to recording, video loss,
motion and alarm respectively. When the indicator displays red, it means the
relative event. If it shows grey, means the relative event doesn't exist. For
example, the indicator of camera1 in video loss row will show red if there is
video loss. If it shows grey, channel1 is normal.
Below is the definition of the indicators in the record row:
Symbol
Meaning
Manual recording
Motion detection recording
No recording
Symbol
Meaning
Schedule recording
Alarm recording
Tab 6.1 Recording Indicator
③ Picture snapshot
④ Remote preview: Adjust the color of cameras, control PTZ.
⑤ Remote playback and backup: Make remote playback and backup, check
system log. Please refer to 6.3 Remote Playback &Backup.
⑥ Remote menu setup: Set the parameters remotely.
Note: the backup file is AVI format. Users can play with a third party player directly.
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④, ⑤ and ⑥ are the function blocks. When one is active, the button will
show orange.
Snap pictures:
STEP1 Click on a channel to choose. Click the button, a window will
appear as in Fig 6.3 Preview Snap.
Fig 6.3 Preview Snap
STEP2 Select frames captured one time. Enable Title and Time, it will
capture title and time simultaneously.
STEP3 Click Snap to capture pictures.
STEP4 Click Browse to set saving path. Click Save to save pictures to
HDD on the computer and the saving folder window will pop up.
STEP5 Click Exit to return to live preview interface.
Color adjustment:
Click on a channel to adjust. Drag the slide bar to adjust Brightness, Contrast,
Hue, and Saturation. Click Default to reset them to original value.
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PTZ control:
Click P.T.Z to enter the interface shown below. Click on a channel to select
the speed dome.
Fig 6.4 Remote PTZ control
① Move the speed dome.
② Stop adjustment.
③ Adjust zoom, focus, Iris, Speed.
④ Go to the preset. Click
to rename the preset.
⑤ Select and do auto cruise.
Click right mouse, a pull-down menu will appear as shown below.
Fig 6.5 Preview Control Menu
Audio: Enable remote audio transmission. Users can hear the audio from the
DVR.
Full screen: The picture will fill the screen, without tools bar display. Double
click or click right mouse button to return to the previous interface.
Set cruise: Select this function to set, the window below will appear:
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Fig 6.6 Set Cruise
Double click Add to add presets for the selected cruise. Click the preset, a
down list menu will pop up. Users can select presets to add. Double click
Time to set display time in auto cruise. Click Delete or Clear all to delete the
presets. Click OK to save and exit.
Fast stream: Enable the master stream. This DVR supports dual stream, sub
stream and master stream. Sub stream has low frame rate, max 3fps for
every channel, refer to 4.2.7 Network Configuration. You can use this option
to view the cameras on connections with low network bandwidth.
Master stream has higher frame rate, max 30fps for every channel. But it
needs higher network bandwidth to display the higher frame rate. So users
can select the stream according to their bandwidth.
Refresh: Update the picture on the channel. Sometime the picture on one
channel will freeze due to network block or bandwidth. If this occurs, users
can refresh the pictures.
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6.3 Remote Playback &Backup
6.3.1 Remote Playback
Click Search to enter the playback and backup block as below, where users
can make remote playback, remote backup and remote video file
management.
Fig 6.7Remote Playback &Backup Interface
This DVR supports remote time search, event search and one channel
playback. The above is the default interface after entering Playback &Backup
block.
Search by time:
STEP1
Select the date in calendar area①; select the channel in channel
area②.
STEP2 Click Search button to update the search result. All the recorded
files found will display in video data area③.
STEP3 In area③, the top bar refers to hours and minutes in a day. The left
column refers to cameras. Drag the slide bar to a time point.
Click right mouse button on
of the slide bar. It will zoom in 10
times, which is helpful for users to select the start time of playback
accurately.
STEP4 Click Play button to do remote playback, refer to Fig 6.8 Remote
Playback.
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Fig 6.8 Remote Playback
STEP5 Users can select fast forward/backward, pause, stop playback and
snap pictures. About snap feature, it is the same as in remote preview; refer
to Fig 6.3 Preview Snap.
Click
to return to search interface.
By event search:
STEP1
Click Event search, the window below will display:
Fig 6.9 Remote Event Search
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STEP2 Select the date, channel and event type. Then click Search. All the
files found will be listed in left area.
STEP3 Select a file, and click Play button to do remote playback. The
following steps are the same as STEP5-6 of time search above.
6.3.2 Remote Backup
Users can download the recorded files from the DVR through a network.
Click Backup to enter the interface shown below:
Fig 6.10 Remote Backup Interface
STEP1 Select the date and channel. Then click Search button. It will list all
the files recorded in the day in left area.
STEP2 Click Browse button. Set the saving path.
STEP3 Select files in left file area. Holding shift button, you can select
multiple files with the mouse simultaneously.
STEP4 Click Backup to do remote backup. It will show the progress on the
bottom of the screen as below:
Note: the backup file is AVI format. Users can play with a third party player directly.
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6.4 Remote Menu Configuration
Except network parameters, users can set all the parameters like resolution
and schedule remotely through network, not going to the DVR. Click Setup to
enter the interface as below:
Fig 6.11 Remote Menu Setup
The sub menu lists, and the options in every sub menu are similar with
those on the DVR. Please refer to 4.2 Main Menu Setup to do setup.
Click Save to save the changes. Some changes may pop up a dialog box
as below and need a restart.
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6.5 Remote DVR Management
6.5.1 Check System Log Remotely
Users can check system log remotely. For the details of system log, please
refer to Tab 5.1 Details of System Log.
STEP1
Click Search---->Log, the window below will appear. Event log
search is the default interface.
STEP2
STEP3
STEP4
Fig 6.12 Remote System LOG Search
Select the date, channel and event type. Then click Search.
The entire log found will be listed in left area.
Click Operation to enter operation Log search interface
Fig 6.13 Remote Operation Log Search
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STEP5
Select the date and click Search. It will list all the log files in the
day in left area.
6.5.2 Lock & Delete Files Remotely
Users can lock and delete video files through network.
STEP1
Click Search---->Playback---->File manager, the window below
will appear:
Fig 6.14 Remote File manager
STEP2
Select the date and channels, click Search. All the files found will
be listed in the day in left area.
STEP3
The relative status will show “Lock” if the file is locked. “Writing”
means the file is still in being written.
STEP4
Select the files which is unlocked, click Delete. A security window
will display to remind users. Click Ok to delete them.
Notice: In all calendar search areas above, the date will be highlighted if there is data
recorded.
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CHAPTER 7 Mobile Surveillance
This DVR supports mobile surveillance by PDA or smart phones with
WinCE and Symbian OS. It also supports 3G network. We tested Dopod
D600 (WM5) and Dopod S1(WM6), which work fine with the DVR.
To use mobile surveillance, you first need to enable network service on the
DVR, refer to 4.2.7 Network Configuration. Below are the instructions for use
on the mobile client end for the two operating systems.
Note: DVR only supports live view by mobile devices on one channel at a time.
7.1 Accessing From Phones with WinCE
Please use smart phones or PDAs with WinCE version supported by this unit.
STEP1 First, activate the network access on the mobile phone, and then
run “Internet Explorer”.
STEP2 Input the public IP address you need to use to connect as shown
below (see 6.1.2 On WAN):
STEP3
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STEP4
Click “Yes” to download and install.
STEP5
PCam will be opened after installed.
STEP6 Input the server’s address, ID, and password respectively in the
columns of “Server”, “User”, and “Password”. Then click “Go” to login to the
DVR. It will show the picture if accessed successfully.
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STEP7 Camera 1 is the default display after login. Change the camera in
the drop down menu of “Channel”.
Notice: User name and password here are the same as that used on the DVR. The
defaults are user name “admin” and password “123456”.
7.2 Accessing From Phones with Symbian
Please use the smart phones with Symbian version supported by this unit.
STEP1 First enable the network access on the mobile phone. And then run
Web browser.
STEP2 Input the DVR server’s IP address in a new-built bookmark. Click
this bookmark to connect to the DVR. (see 6.1.2 On WAN):
STEP3 A welcome window will pop up and requires a package. Click
“install package” to download.
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STEP4 The security windows will pop up after downloading and ask if OK
to install the package. Click YES to install.
STEP5
A Scam shortcut icon appears on the system menu after finish.
STEP6
Run Scam program.
STEP7
Click Options--->Settings to enter login interface.
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STEP8 Input the server’s address, ID and password respectively. And click
OK to login the DVR.
STEP9
Screen will show the camera after accessing successfully.
Note: User name and password here are the same with that used on the DVR. The
defaults are admin and 123456.
7.3 Accessing From iPhones
At present, the software only supports iPhone os2.2 and above, if phone
firmware is lower than this version please upgrade it.
Step1:Go to the App Store function of iPhone
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Step 2: Enable “search”
function to search for “SuperCam”, the
available programs will be displayed on the top of search box
Step 3: Click SuperCam, enter into “introduce” interface and click FREE”, it
will change into “INSTALL”
Step 4: Enter into iTunes Store password, click “OK” the below interface will
display.
Note: if this is the first time the user is using this feature you will need to enter
user ID; if there is no Store account, user need to apply for one.
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Step 5: Download and install. After installed, SuperCam icon will display. Click
this icon, a function interface will appear as shown below.
Step 6: Click “System setting”, to enter into login interface. Enter server’s IP
address (or domain name), user’s ID and password. Click Back to save.
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Step 7: Click Live View, the default Cam1 picture will be displayed. Click
to capture picture. Click
to enter PTZ mode.
Step 8: On function interface, click Image View to view the captured picture.
or
to switch to next or previous picture. Click
Click
current picture.
to delete the
Iphone help
Pic1
Pic2
Pic3
Pic4
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Live View
After successfully installing SuperCam software, Click on System Setting (Pic
1), and then enter Server IP address or Domain, User name and password to
log in (Pic 2). If you connect successfully, it will go to Live View of CH1 as
default (Pic 3), You can choose other desired channels from channel button
underneath. Other functions are:
1.
: switch channels
2.
: picture snap.
3.
: ptz control (if server camera is PTZ Camera only) (pic 4)
PTZ Control buttons:
1
: pan
2
: Zoom
3
: Focus.
4
: IRIS
5
Zoom in
Zoom out
Long Focus
Lighter
Short Focus
Darker
: return to live
Image View
Pic 5
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Pic 6
1.
: Previous picture
2.
: Next Picture
3.
: The first Picture
4.
: The last picture
5.
: Delete
6.
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Appendix A FAQs
Q1. The DVR does not start after connecting the power, what is
wrong?
a. The power adapter may have been damaged, or is not providing enough power.
Please change the adapter
b. The DVR may not be getting enough power from the outlet or surge protector it is
attached to.
c. There could be a problem with the system board on the DVR
Q2. The indicator lights of the DVR are on, but no output.
Why?
a. The power adapter may have been damaged, or is not providing enough power.
Please change the adapter
b. The video format of the DVR is different from that of the monitor.
c. Connection problem. Please check the cable and the ports of the monitor and
DVR.
Q3. Why are no images displayed on some or all of the
channels of the DVR?
a. Connection problem. Please check the cables and the ports of camera and DVR.
b. Camera problem. Please check the cameras by attaching them directly to TV or
working port on DVR.
c. The video format (NTSC/PAL) of the DVR is different from that of the cameras.
Please change DVR video format.
Q4. Cannot find HDD
a. The power adapter is not providing enough power, or the adapter is not getting
enough power from the outlet
b. Connection problem. Please check the power and data cables on the HDD.
c. The HDD is damaged. Try a new one.
Q5. I can not record, what could be the problem?
a. HDD is not formatted. Please format it manually first.
b. The record function is not enabled or setup correctly. Please refer to 3.3
Recording.
c. HDD is full and recycle function is not enabled. Please refer to 4.2.3 Record
Configuration.
d. The HDD is damaged. Try a new one.
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Q6. I can not use the mouse, what could be the problem?
a. Wait 5 minutes after mouse connected and then try.
b. Mouse is not securely connected. Plug/unplug several times.
c. The mouse is incompatible with the system. Please try another mouse.
Q7. My computer will not download ActiveX control for remote
viewing, what can I do?
a. IE browser may be blocking ActiveX controls. Try the following steps:
① Open IE browser. Click Tools-----Internet Options….
② select Security------Custom Level….
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③ Enable all the sub options under “ActiveX controls and plug-ins”
④ Then click ok to finish setup.
b. Other plug-ins or anti-virus programs may be blocking ActiveX. Please uninstall or
close them
NOTE: On many systems you many have another option. You can go
into internet options in Internet Explorer, enter the IP address you use
to access the DVR as a trusted site, then go to the default level button
and set move the bar down to the low setting, click apply and ok. Do
not select the option to enable protected mode or require server
verification. On Vista you may get an “unknown publisher or publisher
can’t be verified” error message. If you get one of these messages you
need to go to the advanced tab, down to the security settings, put
checkmarks in the options to allow active content to run on my
computer, and allow software to run or install even if the signature is
invalid, and remove the check for the option to check for signatures on
downloaded programs.
.
Q8: What can I do when the DVR starts and displays “please wait……”all
the time?
First possible reason: hard drive power cable and/or data cable are not
securely connected.
Solution: Please check the cable connections and make sure they are
secure; if still not working, please unplug them and then plug them in
again.
Second possible reason: The system is having problems reading the hard
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drive.
Solution: Try reformatting the current drive or re-placing it.
Q9: Why isn’t the mouse I have plugged into the front USB port working?
The front USB port is only for backup to USB flash drive, and does not
support a USB mouse. Please use the USB port on the rear panel if using
a mouse.
Q10: How do I input password and digital numbers?
To input password and digital numbers click the box behind password or
items where you need to input numbers, and then a small keyboard will
appear. Please select number or letter to input (the default password is
123456), or you can use the digital keys on the front panel, or the digital
keys on the remote control.
Q11: How do I upgrade the firmware on the DVR?
After you download the new firmware from the Q-See website at
www.q-see.com, copy it onto a USB flash drive, and then select “upgrade”
in the menu. If upgrading the kernel procedure, please refer to the
following method: firstly insert U disk into DVR, and then input “adwsws” in
the password of system login and the system will upgrade kernel
procedure automatically. After finished, please restart DVR to achieve.
Notice: Do not power off the system during the upgrade process!
Otherwise, it may damage the chipset and prevent the DVR from
starting.
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Appendix B Calculating Recording Capacity
Users can calculate the size of hard drive needed based on DVR recording
settings. The DVR uses fixed video bit rate. Below is the space used at
different settings.
Video
Format
PAL
Resolution
CIF
NTSC
CIF
Frame
Rate
Total
(FPS)
25
30
Video Quality
Bit Rate
(kbps)
Storage
Used
(MB/h)
Highest
640
281
Higher
512
225
Medium
384
168.7
Lower
256
112.5
Lowest
128
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Highest
640
281
Higher
512
225
Medium
384
168.7
Lower
256
112.5
Lowest
128
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For example, if a customer uses NTSC cameras, sets resolution to CIF,
video quality to Lower, frame rate to 240fps for 8ch total, and he wants the
unit to continuously record for a month, below is the calculation:
Storage used in a day: 112.5X24(h)X(240fps/30fps)≈21GB
Storage used in 30 days: 21X30≈630GB
So the customer must install SATA HDDs with 630GB capacity for it to
record a month.
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Appendix C Compatible Devices
1. Compatible USB drives (that we have tested):
Brand
Capacity
SSK
512MB, 1G, 2GB
Netac
4GB
Kingston
2GB
Aigo
2GB
Smatter vider
1GB
Sandisk
4GB
Tab C.1 Compatible USB drives
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Appendix D DVR Specifications
Compression format
Standard H.264 Baseline
Video output
Composite:1.0V p-p/75Ω,BNC×2
VGAX1
Video input
Composite:1.0V p-p/75Ω,BNC×8
Display Resolution
720*576 (PAL),
Record Resolution
352*288 (PAL)
352*240 (NTSC)
Display Frame Rate
200FPS (PAL),
Record Frame Rate
200FPS (PAL)
240FPS (NTSC)
Audio input
-8dB~ 22k, RCA X4
Audio output
-8Db~92dB, RCA X1
Alarm input
NO or NC 8CH
720*480
(NTSC)
240FPS (NTSC)
Alarm output:
1CH
Record Mode
Manual / Sensor /Timer / Motion
detection
Simplex/Duplex/Triplex
Pentaplex
Network Interface
RJ45 (LAN, INTERNET)
PTZ control
YES
Communication ports
RS485, USB2.0 x 2(one for backup,
another for USB mouse)
Drives supported
SATA x 2
Remote control
YES
Power supply
12V 4A
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Q-SEE Product Warranty
Thank you for choosing our products.
All of our products users have a conditional free warranty
repair service for hardware within 12 months starting from
purchase date, and a free exchange service within one month
(valid for manufacturing defects). Permanent upgrading service
is provided for the software.
Liability Exclusions:
Any product malfunction, abnormalities in operation or
damage caused by following reasons are not within the free
service scope of our company. Please select payable service.
(1) Equipment damage caused by improper operation
(2) Improper environment and conditions in/on which the
equipment operates, e.g., improper power, environment
temperature, humidity and lightening strike etc. that cause
equipment damage.
(3) Damage caused by acts of nature: earthquake and fire etc.
(4) Equipment damage caused by the maintenance of
personnel not authorized by our company.
(5) Product sold over 12 months ago.
In order to provide various services to you, please
complete registration procedure after you purchase the product.
Cut off or copy User’s Information Card and fax or mail it to us
after the card is filled in. You can also register the product by
going to the www.q-see.com website and clicking on the
Register link.
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Customer Information Card
User’s
Name
Mr./Mr
s.
Company
Name
Postal
Address
Postal
code
Phone
Number
E-mail
Model
Number of
Product
Serial
Number of
Product
Purchase
Date
Distributor
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