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DRT16 / DRT8 Digital Video Recorder
User’s Manual
00P379100ASEA3
Version 1.3
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User’s Manual
Caution and Preventive Tips
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Switch the 115/230V selector to your local voltage standard
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Handle with care, do not drop the unit
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Mount the unit in an equipment rack or place it on a solid, stable surface.
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Indoor use only. Do not place the unit in a humid, dusty, oily, or smoky site.
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Do not place it in an area with poor ventilation or in an area close to fire or other sources of
heat. Doing so may damage the unit as well as cause fire or an electric shock.
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When cleaning is necessary, shut down the system and unplug the unit from the outlet
before uncovering the top cover. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use only
a damp cloth for cleaning.
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Always shut down the system prior connecting or disconnecting accessories, with the
exception of USB devices.
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Lithium battery: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace with the
same or equivalent type of batteries recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose used
batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
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 .......................................................................................................................6
1.1 Product Key Features ..........................................................................................6
1.2 Product Application Diagram................................................................................7
2. System Setup................................................................................................................8
2.1 Position the Unit...................................................................................................8
2.2 Selecting Video Format........................................................................................8
2.3 Connecting Devices to the Unit............................................................................8
2.4 Rear Panel Connections......................................................................................9
3. General System Setup ............................................................................................... 11
3.1 Front Panel Introduction ....................................................................................12
3.1.1
LED Definition ......................................................................................12
3.1.2
Function Keys.......................................................................................13
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
Power Up / Down the Unit .................................................................................15
Entering OSD Setup Menu ................................................................................16
System Date / Time Setting ...............................................................................17
3.4.1
Set Date / Time.....................................................................................17
3.4.2
Daylight Saving Time............................................................................18
Record Schedule / Quality Setting .....................................................................19
3.5.1
Record Mode........................................................................................19
3.5.2
Schedule Setup ....................................................................................20
3.5.3
Preset Record Configuration ................................................................20
4. Basic Operation ..........................................................................................................21
4.1 Viewing Live / Playback Video ...........................................................................21
4.1.1
Viewing Modes .....................................................................................21
4.1.2
Digital Zoom .........................................................................................21
4.1.3
Viewing Live Cameras..........................................................................22
4.1.4
Viewing Recorded Video ......................................................................22
4.2 Sequence Setup ................................................................................................24
4.2.1
Sequence with Main Monitor ................................................................24
4.2.2
Sequence with Call Monitor.................................................................24
4.3 Searching Recorded Video ................................................................................25
4.3.1
Searching by Time................................................................................25
4.3.2
Searching by Event ..............................................................................26
4.4
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Video Export ......................................................................................................27
4.4.1
ezBurn Introduction ..............................................................................27
4.4.2
To Export Normal Video........................................................................28
4.4.3
To Export Event Video ..........................................................................29
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4.5
4.6
Deleting Recorded Video ...................................................................................29
Dome Control.....................................................................................................30
4.6.1
Dome Connection.................................................................................30
4.6.2
Dome Protocol Setup ...........................................................................31
4.6.3
RS485 Setup ........................................................................................31
4.6.4
Dome Controlling Keys.........................................................................32
4.6.5
Setting Preset Points ............................................................................34
4.6.6
Calling Preset Points ............................................................................35
Appendix A: Technical Specifications ...........................................................................36
Appendix B: Record Duration.........................................................................................38
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1.
Overview
The DRT16 / DRT8 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 CCTV solution.
Its outstanding triplex operation enables users to view live or playback
recorded video, and remote access through network simultaneously, while
recording other video, and to view wanted recorded video instantly by
entering the time and date or selecting recorded video from the event list.
DRT16 / DRT8 DVR includes DVRRemote, the remote viewing software that
is a Web-browser plug-in, allows user to view live or recorded video images.
The remote software is stored in DRT16 / DRT8 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 kept up to date.
1.1
Product Key Features
The DRT16 / DRT8 DVR offers advanced features not typically found in
standard multiplexers; it integrates the full features of a DVR, multiplexer and
video server (by using the software DVRRemote). The key features of
DRT16 / DRT8 DVR are listed as follows.
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MPEG-4 high quality compression, 5~10 times smaller than MJPEG
Triplex operation (recording, playback and network access)
Remote monitoring, instant recording and dome camera control via
Ethernet
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Support VGA main output (optional)
Live display: 480pps (NTSC)/ 400pps (PAL)
1 Channels, in & out, for audio recording
Support up to internal 1 Optical drive + 2 HDD
USB2.0 port for video clip exporting, support USB ThumbDrive®
Easy software upgrade via USB ThumbDrive®, or CD-RW
Export DVR file which can be played via DVRPlayer
DVRPlayer application software will be attached with exported disks
Multiple built-in dome camera protocol: DynaColor, Pelco D, Pelco P,
AD422 and Fastrax 2.
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Digital Zoom 2X2, available in live mode
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Programmable call-monitor switching sequence
Pre-Alarm recording
IR Remote controller (Optional)
Multiple language on-screen menus
Network software supports static IP and DHCP
Support RS-485 remote control keyboard (Optional)
Product Application Diagram
Connect the unit with other devices as shown in the system diagram to
complete a video surveillance solution. The figure shows also the
expandability and flexibility of this digital recording system.
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2.
System Setup
The notices and introduction on system installation will be described
particularly in this chapter. Please follow the description to operate the unit.
In order to prevent the unit from data loss and system damage that caused by
a sudden power fluctuation, use of an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is
highly recommended
2.1
Position the Unit
Position / mount the DRT16 / DRT8 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 not to remove the rubber feet, and always leave
a space for air ventilation on the unit’s bottom side.
2.2
Selecting Video Format
The DRT16 / DRT8 DVR is designed to operate under either NTSC or PAL
video formats. The switch is positioned on the rear panel.
2.3
Connecting Devices to the Unit
This section lists some important notices that should be read before
making any connections to the DRT16 / DRT8 DVR.
NOTE: Connect short-term devices, such as USB ThumbDrive®,
USB CD-ROM, USB Hard Disk Drive, etc., only after the unit is
successfully powered up.
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Connecting Required Devices
Before power up the unit, you should connect cameras and a main monitor 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 you plan to install any short-term devices to the DRT16 / DRT8 DVR and
use them as part of the unit system, such as USB CD-ROM, USB Hard Disk
Drive, etc, make sure those devices are connected only after the unit is
powered up. Because DRT16 / DRT8 DVR can recognize the external
devices only after the power-up process is done completely.
2.4
Rear Panel Connections
There are various connectors on the rear panel used for DRT16 / DRT8 DVR
installations. The following figure shows the connectors by name; and
followed by the detailed description of each connector.
Main Monitor (BNC/ VGA)
BNC and VGA output connectors are offered for connecting to a main monitor.
The main monitor displays live image and playback recorded video in either
full-screen or split-window format. VGA output connector is optional.
Call Monitor (BNC)
The call monitor is used to display full screen video of all installed cameras in
sequence. The BNC call monitor connector allows users to connect the
DRT16 / DRT8 DVR with an optional call monitor.
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Video Input
A group of BNC connectors are available for video input streams from
installed cameras. The number of connectors is equal to the number of
channels; the DRT16 / DRT8 DVR has 8/ 16 BNC connectors on the rear
panel, respectively.
Video Looping
Plenty of BNC connectors are positioned on the real panel for looping out the
video input.
Alarm I/O & RS485
The unit provides an alarm I/O and RS485 port that offers user the flexibility
required to connect the unit to the other device. The definitions of pins are
listed in the below table:
Pin
Definition
Pin
Definition
1
RS485 D+
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Alarm In 1
2
RS485 D-
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Alarm In 2
3
Ground
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Alarm In 3
4
Normal Close 1
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Alarm In 4
5
Common Node 1
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Alarm In 5
6
Normal Open 1
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Alarm In 6
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Ground
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Alarm In 7
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Normal Close 2
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Alarm In 8
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Common Node 2
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Alarm In 9 (for 16ch Model)
10 Normal Open 2
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Alarm In 10 (for 16ch Model)
11 Ground
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Alarm In 11 (for 16ch Model)
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N/A
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Alarm In 12 (for 16ch Model)
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N/A
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Alarm In 13 (for 16ch Model)
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N/A
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Alarm In 14 (for 16ch Model)
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Ground
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Alarm In 15 (for 16ch Model)
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Ground
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Alarm In 16 (for 16ch Model)
Audio In / Out
The DRT16 / DRT8 DVR provides two channels of audio recording and
playback. Audio In RCA connector is offered for connecting an audio source
device (e.g. external amplified microphone) to the unit; Audio Out RCA
connector is offered for connecting an audio output device (e.g. amplified
speakers) to the unit.
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LAN Connector (RJ-45)
The DRT16 / DRT8 DVR is capable of networking. The LAN port opens the
door of DRT16 / DRT8 DVR to Ethernet.
USB Connector (x2)
There are two USB 2.0 ports on the rear panel for users to connect external
USB devices to the unit, such as ThumbDrive® or CD-ROM.
Power Jack
The DRT16 / DRT8 DVR has a free voltage AC power connection jack.
Please connect the power supply that ships with the unit.
NOTE: Use of other power supply may cause overloading.
Power Switch
Used to power up and shut down the unit.
3.
General System Setup
The DRT16 / DRT8 DVR allows user to access some general operations
through the front panel easily. The following subsections introduce the
general operations of the unit.
The regular displayed OSD information and its displayed positions are shown
as following figure. The channel title will be displayed on the top-left side of
the window, either in full screen mode or in multiple channel mode. The
current operating mode, including Call mode, Dome-Control mode, Playback
mode. Freeze mode and Sequence mode, will be displayed on the
bottom-left side of the screen. And the date/ time information will be display
on the bottom-right side.
Ch4
Playback
2005/11/09
PM04:31:22
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3.1
Front Panel Introduction
The front panel controls enable user to control the unit and preset the
programmable functions.
3.1.1
LED Definition
The DRT16 / DRT8 DVR LEDs on the front panel are described as follows.
Power LED (Green)
The LED lit during the period when the correct power is connected.
Network LED (Green)
The LED should be lit when DRT16 / DRT8 DVR is connected to a network
and blink when the data is being transferred.
Alarm LED (Red)
The LED should be lit during an alarm is triggered.
REC LED (Green)
The LED should blink while the DRT16 / DRT8 DVR is recording.
HDD LED (Yellow)
The LED should be lit while the HDD is processing data to or from the HDD.
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3.1.2
Function Keys
The DRT16 / DRT8 DVR functional keys on the front panel for normal
operation are described as follows.
NOTE: The left HDD should be set to “Master” and the right one
should be set to “Slave”.
CHANNEL
• When in both Live and Playback modes, press the CHANNEL
key to view the corresponding video in full screen. The number
of the CHANNEL keys corresponds to the number of cameras
supported by the unit.
• When in dome control mode, the key named “1” is used to
access the Set/Go preset menu; the key named “2” is used to
hide or display the dome setting parameters.
MENU
Press the key to call the OSD setup menu.
Fast Rewind
Under Playback mode, press this key to playback the video
backward. Press repeatedly to choose the speed from: 1×, 2×, 4×,
8×, 16×, and 32×,
PLAY/STOP
Press this key to switch between live image and playback video.
NOTE: The video of the latest 5 ~ 10 minutes cannot be
played back, because the video is still saved in the buffer.
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FREEZE
• Press FREEZE while viewing live image, the live video will be
frozen. The date / time information shown on the monitor will
continue updating. Press FREEZE again to return to live mode.
• Press FREEZE while playing the recorded video, the playback
video will be paused. Press LEFT / RIGHT to move the
recorded video reverse/ forward by single step. Press FREEZE
again to continue playing video.
Fast Forward
Under Playback mode, press this key to playback the video
backward. Press repeatedly to choose the speed from: 1×, 2×, 4×,
8×, 16×, and 32×,
ESC
Press to cancel or exit from certain mode or OSD menu without
changing the settings made previously.
SEARCH
In both Playback and Live mode, user can press SEARCH to call
the Search menu for searching and playing recorded video by date
and time or events.
DOME
Press the key to enter dome control mode.
Instant Record
Press to start instant recording, press again to stop recording and
return to previous status.
MODE
Press repeatedly to select for wanted main monitor display format.
There are three available view modes: full screen, 4-window (2×2)
and 16-window (4×4). Refer to Section 4.1.1 Viewing Modes for
detailed information.
SEQ (Sequence)
Press to start automatic sequencing of the video coming from the
installed cameras.
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CALL/ COPY
• In Live mode, press to enter call monitor control mode; press
ESC to exit.
• In Playback mode, press CALL to select the start and end point
of the video you want to export. More detailed information refer
to Section 4.4 Video Export.
Direction Keys
• In Zoom mode, these keys function as Direction keys.
• In the OSD menu, the Direction keys are used to move the
cursor to previous or next fields. To change the value in the
selected field, press UP/ DOWN.
ZOOM/ENTER
• In OSD menu or selection interface, press the key to make the
selection or save settings.
• In live full screen view mode, press to view a 2× zoom image;
press it again to exit zoom mode.
3.2
Power Up / Down the Unit
If you must shut down the DRT16 / DRT8 DVR for any reason, please use the
proper shut down and power up procedures to avoid damaging your DVR unit.
To Power Up the Unit
Check the used type of power source before plug in your DVR first (the unit
accepts the power input between AC110V to AC240V), and turn on the unit
using the power switch on the rear panel.
The color bar and system checking information will be shown on the monitor
and disappear when the unit has been completely powered up.
To Restart / Shutdown the Unit
Press MENU and input the administrator password to access the OSD Main
menu. Select <Shutdown> in Main Menu and press ENTER to enter the
Shutdown menu, which displays as follows.
Shutdown
1. Power Off
2. Reboot
Execute
Execute
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<Power Off>
Select this item to shut down the unit. Do not remove the power during shut
down until the message “You can safely turn off DVR now!” displays.
<Reboot>
Select this item to reboot the unit. The color bar and system checking
information are displayed on the monitor until the unit is completely restarted.
3.3
Entering OSD Setup Menu
The OSD Main menu contains a list of items that are used to configure the
DRT16 / DRT8 DVR. To enter the Main menu, press MENU and then enter
Administrator or User password. The Password Verification screen displays
as follows.
Password Verification
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Press Channel Keys To Enter Password
(4-8 Digits)
Press ◄ Key To Delete
The default passwords are shown in the following table. The same passwords
are used for entering the remote viewing software DVRRemote.
Administrator Password
User Password
1234
4321
NOTE: It is strongly suggested to change the passwords to prevent
unauthorized access to the unit.
After entering the correct password, the Main menu is displayed.
Main Menu
1. System Setup
2. Monitor Setup
3. Camera Setup
4. Record Setup
5. Sequence Setup
6. Event Setup
7. Database Setup
8. Configuration
9. Shutdown
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Move the cursor up / down over the OSD items using the Direction keys and
press ENTER to enter the selected sub-menu.
3.4
System Date / Time Setting
User can set the current date, time and other OSD parameters in Date/Time
menu. The administrator’s privileges are required for entering the submenu.
In OSD Main menu, select <System Setup> and press ENTER, then select
<Date/Time> to access the Date/Time menu; the menu displays as follows.
Date/Time
1. Date
2. Time
3. Date/Time Display
4. Date Display Mode
5. Time Display Mode
6. Date/Time Order
7. Daylight Saving Time
8. DST Start
9. DST End
10. DST Bias
3.4.1
2005/02/21
PM10:39:26
1 Row
Y/M/D
24 HR
Date First
OFF
Apr, 1 st Sun, 02:00
Apr, Last Sun, 02:00
60 Min
Set Date / Time
Set Date / Time
Select <Date> / <Time> and press ENTER for adjusting the settings. LEFT /
RIGHT keys are used to move the cursor to previous or next field, ENTER is
for selecting, and UP / DOWN are used to change the value in the selected
field.
NOTE: The reset date / time setting applies to record new video, the
date and time of previously recorded video will not be changed.
NOTE: To avoid record database corruption, after changing the date
/ time setting, it is recommended to clear the database.
Date / Time Display
Users are allowed to choose to set the date / time OSD displays in 1 or 2
rows. Use the UP / DOWN keys to change the setting. The default is to
display the date / time OSD in one row.
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Date Display Mode
This function allows user to set the OSD display type of the date / time. There
are three options to select from: <Y/M/D>, <M/D/Y> or <D/M/Y>. “Y”
represents “Year”, “M” represents “Month” and “D” represents “Day”.
Move to the item and press ENTER, the option starts blinking. Use UP /
DOWN keys to change the setting. The default setting is <Y/M/D> in both
NTSC / PAL formats.
Time Display Mode
User can choose to set the time format to <12 hour> or <24 hour>. Use the
UP / DOWN keys to change the format. The default setting is <24 hour>.
Date / Time Order
The item is used to set the order of date / time display to <Date First> or
<Time First>. Use UP / DOWN keys to change the setting.
3.4.2
Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time
The item is for those people who live in certain regions to observe Daylight
Saving Time. Select <ON> to enable, or <OFF> to disable the function.
If the function is disabled, the DST Start / End time and DST Bias will be
grayed out and cannot be accessed.
NOTE: If this function is enabled, the date/time information will be
shown on the screen with a DST icon when playing back recorded
video or searching video in the event list. “S” indicates summer time
and “W” indicates wintertime.
DST Start / End
The items are used to program the daylight saving duration. Use Direction
keys to move the cursor to the next or previous field, UP / DOWN to change
the settings in the selected field.
DST Bias
The item allows user to set the amount of time to move forward from the
standard time for daylight saving time. The available options are <30>, <60>,
<90> and <120> minutes.
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3.5
Record Schedule / Quality Setting
The Record Setup menu allows user to set recording quality, recording
schedules, and other recording parameters. To setup the recording quality
and schedules, you have to enter the OSD Setup Menu with correct
Administrator's password. In the Main menu, move the cursor to <Record
Setup> and press ENTER; the following menu is displayed.
Record Setup
1. Record Mode
2. Schedule Setup
3. Preset Config
4. ezRecord Setup
5. Circular Recording
6. Purge Data
3.5.1
720×240@60PPS
Standard
ON
Record Mode
The Record Mode is for selecting resolution and recording rate. The relative
record settings, such as preset configuration, will follow the record mode
setting. In normal circumstance, we recommend you to select
<720x240@60PPS>, the default, for this item.
Move the cursor to <Record Mode> and press ENTER, then select a Record
mode using UP / DOWN keys.
NOTE: After changing the Record Mode setting, the warning
message “This will FORMAT ALL HARDDISKS and LOAD THE
FACTORY DEFAULT CONFIG!” will be shown on the screen. Press
ENTER to confirm the selection, then the unit starts to format the
hard disks and load the factory default settings, or press ESC to
abort.
We strongly recommend to backup your programmed configuration
before making any changes on Record Mode settings.
NOTE: The total PPS is shared by 16 viewing windows, which
means, even one window hasn’t connected with a camera and
displays no video, that window still wastes pps. But if you select
<ezRecord> for setting the unit, those windows with no cameras
connected to them will not be recorded, in other words, the pps will
not be wasted.
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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 Setup menu
and press ENTER; the following menu is displayed.
Schedule Setup
AM
PM
PM
AM
06:00
06:00
06:00
06:00
YES
Fri 18:00
Mon 06:00
1. Day Time Start
2. Day Time End
3. Night Time Start
4. Night Time End
5. Weekend Schedule
6. Weekend Start
7. Weekend End
• Make appropriate changes of the start time of Day and Night Time using
Direction keys.
• Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to cancel.
• If you want to have a weekend record, choose <YES> to enable the
Weekend Schedule in advance and then set the Weekend Start/End time.
• Press ESC to back to previous page.
3.5.3
Preset Record Configuration
The <Preset Config> is used to select the preset recording quality and frame
rate. In normal circumstances, we strongly suggest you set the item to
<Standard>, the default.
Halfl-D1 mode (NTSC: 720x240@60PPS; PAL: 720x288@50PPS)
Normal PPS
3.75 NTSC
(3.125 PAL)
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Event PPS
Event Size
11 KB
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4.
Basic Operation
The DRT16 / DRT8 DVR allows user to access some general operations
through the front panel easily. The following sections introduce the general
operations of the unit.
4.1
Viewing Live / Playback Video
The general functions in live and playback mode are described in the
following sections.
4.1.1
Viewing Modes
The DRT16 / DRT8 DVR supplies user versatile ways of viewing both live
and recorded video. Following presents these view formats.
Viewing in Full Screen
Press any CHANNEL key directly to view the corresponding camera image in
full view format.
Viewing in Multi-window
Various multi-window view formats are offered for selecting. To switch
between available viewing formats, press MODE repeatedly.
The available view formats are illustrated as the following figure.
4.1.2
Digital Zoom
Users are able to view a 2× full screen in live mode. To view the 2× full
screen, follow the steps.
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• Press a CHANNEL key to view the corresponding camera in full screen.
• Press ZOOM to enter a 2× full screen zoom mode of the selected camera.
• If you need to view specific area of the 2× zoomed screen, use Direction
keys to pan / tilt the zoomed area around the original image.
• Either press ZOOM again or ESC to leave the zoom mode.
4.1.3
Viewing Live Cameras
Users are allowed to view live camera in versatile view modes, including
full-screen, 2×2 and 4×4. The general operation under live mode is described
as follows.
To Freeze Live Image
Press FREEZE while viewing live image, the image pauses but the date /
time information does not, and the system clock continues running.
Press FREEZE to pause the live image; press FREEZE again to resume the
live camera view.
4.1.4
Viewing Recorded Video
To view recorded video, user can press PLAY/STOP key directly. When press
the PLAY/STOP key, the unit starts to continue playing back the recorded
video from the suspended point of record. If it is the first time to use the
PLAY/STOP key, the unit will playback from the very beginning of the record.
Alternatively, user can select records from the Search menu to play specific
video. Refer to Section 4.3 Searching Recorded Video for more information.
The Forward or Reverse speed indicator will be shown on the bottom-left of
the screen, when in the playback mode.
The general operations in playback mode are described as follows.
Key Usage in Playback
The key usage is slightly changed in playback mode. Following is the key
usage found 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×,
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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/STOP
Press to start playing back video, or to exit current mode or stop playing back
video and back to live mode.
Pause Playback and Single Step Forward
To pause and resume recorded video, follow these steps.
• Press one of the CHANNEL keys to display the corresponding camera in
full screen.
• Press FREEZE to pause the current playback image.
• Press RIGHT / LEFT Direction keys to move the video single step reverse
/ forward. Press and hold RIGHT/ LEFT keys to reverse / forward the
video single step continuously.
• Press FREEZE again to resume the playback operation.
Viewing Live Image in Playback Mode
Press the MODE key repeatedly in playback mode, a 16-window viewing
mode contains both live and playback image appears. This view mode is
illustrated as the following figure.
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The eight windows on the top side of the screen are used to view the Live
video from channel 1 to channel 8 respectively, and the other windows allow
user to view Playback image from channel 1 to channel 8.
4.2
Sequence Setup
This section introduce you how to view in sequence mode with both Main
Monitor and Call Monitor, if connected. Sequence function can avoid
manually backtracking and give more flexibility while surveillance.
4.2.1
Sequence with Main Monitor
Automatic sequence function can be used in any view mode with the Main
Monitor. Select certain view format and press SEQ to toggle the automatic
sequential sequence, press ESC to stop sequencing. The figure below
displays sequence via 4-camera window.
4.2.2
Sequence with Call Monitor
Users are allowed to use the DRT16 / DRT8 DVR front panel to control a call
monitor display without having to access the Main menu. Two viewing modes
can be displayed on call monitor: Sequence display and Single camera
display.
Follow the steps to control the call monitor.
• Press the CALL key on the front panel to enter call monitor control mode,
the message “Call Mode” will be shown on the bottom-left of the screen.
Press 1-8 Key To Select Channel
Press SEQ To Enable Sequence
Call Mode
• Press CHANNEL key to display the associated camera on call monitor.
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• Alternatively, press SEQ repeatedly to display the sequence of cameras
previously programmed in Call Monitor Schedule menu.
• Press ESC to return the front panel to Main monitor control mode.
4.3
Searching Recorded Video
The DRT16 / DRT8 DVR is capable of searching and playing back recorded
video by date and time or events. Entering the specific date and time of the
wanted video, the unit will then search for the matched video and play it on
the monitor. Alternatively, user can search event video by selecting channel
as well.
In live or playback mode, press SEARCH to enter the Search menu, which is
shown as follows.
Search
----------Search By Time---------From:
2005/01/01 00:00:00
End:
2005/05/01 00:00:00
Start Time:
2005/01/01 00:00:00
Begin Playback
----------Search By Event---------Select Channel: CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4
Event List
4.3.1
Searching by Time
Follow the steps to search video by date and time.
• Press SEARCH key to enter the Search menu; the From Time and End
Time of the available video is listed on top of the screen. The value is
unchangeable.
• Use Direction keys to move the cursor for setting the Start Time; adjusting
the date and time values by UP / DOWN keys.
• Press ENTER to confirm the settings or ESC to abort.
• Move the cursor to <Begin Playback> and press ENTER to start playing
back the selected video.
• Either press PLAY/STOP again to return to live video.
NOTE: If there is no available recorded video that matches your
specified time and date, the unit starts playback from the next
available video.
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NOTE: The date/time information will be shown on the screen with a
DST icon if the Daylight Saving Time function is enabled. “S”
indicates summer time and “W” indicates wintertime.
4.3.2
Searching by Event
“Event List” allows you to search wanted video by event. The Event List is
displayed as below figure:
Event List
Date
2005/03/17
2005/03/17
2005/03/16
2005/03/15
2005/03/12
2005/03/12
2005/03/11
2005/03/10
2005/03/08
2005/03/08
2005/03/08
Time
11:26:50
09:53:03
16:14:42
03:45:31
22:27:56
10:09:29
12:18:20
05:16:00
17:11:37
16:29:10
03:22:17
Ch.
2
5
3
1
1
7
6
4
2
8
2
Type
Motion
Alarm
Alarm
Motion
Alarm
Motion
Motion
Alarm
Motion
Motion
Alarm
The list displays each event by date, time, triggered camera and alarm type.
As some events are deleted, others are displayed. The latest recorded event
video will be listed on the top.
Follow these steps to search event video through Event List:
• Press SEARCH to enter the Search menu.
• To search event video that has been recorded on a specific camera, use
LEFT / RIGHT to move the cursor and press ENTER to select or de-select
a channel.
• Move the cursor to <Event List> and press ENTER to list the event video
of the selected channels. The Event List displays.
•
To exit the event list, press ESC.
Follow the steps to playback video from Event List.
• Press and hold UP / DOWN to scroll through the Event List.
• Press ENTER to play back the selected event record.
• Press PLAY/STOP to return to live mode.
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4.4
Video Export
The unit allows you to export wanted video to the built-in CD-RW/DVD+RW
or an external device, such as a USB ThumbDrive®, and save the video to
*.drv file.
If you want to export video to an external device, make sure the external
storage has been connected to the DVR unit and the port has been set
appropriately for video export.
NOTE: Once an external device has been connected to the DVR
unit, the device has priority over the built-in CD-RW/DVD+RW;
which means that the wanted video will be exported to the external
device instead of the built-in CD-RW/DVD+RW.
According to the size of video, the export may take you about 10 minutes to 1
hour.
4.4.1
ezBurn Introduction
Built with the ezBurn technology, ezBurn function provides users the easier
way to export desired video with CD-RW/DVD+RW built in or to an external
device connected, such as an USB ThumbDrive®.
TWO keys (SEARCH and CALL) and THREE touches are all you need for
completing the export. The whole exporting process will be done through the
front panel, but no need to enter the OSD setup menu.
The ezBurn export process is illustrated as the figure below:
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The whole process is described step by step in the following sections.
4.4.2
To Export Normal Video
To Export normal video to external device, follow these step:
• Press SEARCH and play wanted normal video by entering date and time.
Note if you are viewing in multiple channel mode, please make sure there
is no window displaying in Live mode. Otherwise, the export won’t work.
• After entering playback mode, plays the video and press CALL on the
point that you want to start the export. The playback continues.
• Press CALL again on the point that you want to end the export. Now, the
“ezBurn” window displays as below figure. The information shown on the
window is for read only.
ezBurn confirmation
Selected Device: Built-in-CD-RW
All data on the disc will be erased.
Exported Required Size = 11 MB
Real Export Range:
From: 2005/11/07 AM10:41:13
To: 2005/11/07 AM10:41:21
Enter: YES
ESC: NO
• If there is no any exportable external device connected to the DVR unit,
then a warning message will be shown on the screen, as below figure:
No exportable device detected.
Please install the target device/media
to the DVR.
Enter: Retry
ESC: Exit
• Press ENTER to start the export; or, press ESC to abort.
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4.4.3
To Export Event Video
To export event video, follow these steps:
• Press SEARCH and play wanted event video. To play event video, refer to
Section 4.3 Searching Recorded Video.
• After entering the playback mode, press CALL. The “ezBurn” window
displays as below figure. The information shown on it is for read only.
Data
205/11/07
ezBurn confirmation
Selected Device: Built-in-CD-RW
All data on the disc will be erased.
Exported Required Size = 11 MB
Export Event Info:
Time
Ch
AM10:42:35
13
Enter: YES
ESC: NO
Type
Motion
• If there is no any exportable external device connected to the DVR unit, a
warning message will be shown on the screen
• Press ENTER to start the export the whole event video to the connected
device; or, press ESC to abort.
4.5
Deleting Recorded Video
User can delete the Normal and Event recorded video in Purge Data menu.
The administrator password is required to access the function. Select
<Record Setup> from Main menu, and then in Record Setup menu, move the
cursor to <Purge Data> and press ENTER; the Purge Data menu is
displayed.
Purge Data
1. Purge All Data
2. Purge All Event Data
3. Purge Event Before
4. Start to Purge
NO
NO
2000/01/01
NO
The first four items are used to select the data that should be purged. The
items are described as follows. After select the data you want to purge, set
the fifth item <Start to Purge> to <YES> and press ENTER to start the
deleting process.
Purge All Data
Select the item to delete all recorded video from database.
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Purge All Event Data
Select the item to delete all event video from database.
Purge Event Before
The item is used to delete event video that recorded before a specific date.
The default of this item is <2000/01/01>.
4.6
Dome Control
DRT16 / DRT8 DVR allows user to control a dome camera by the front panel.
In Live mode, user can press CHANNEL key to display the desired dome
camera in full view. To enter Dome Control mode, press the DOME key and
press channel key 2 to display the hint screen; to exit the Dome Control mode
and back to live mode, press ESC or DOME.
To configure the dome controls settings, see the following sections.
4.6.1
Dome Connection
Follow the steps to install dome camera.
• See section 2.4 Rear Panel Connections for RS-485 port pin definition.
• Refer to the following figure. Connect the R+, R- terminals on the dome
camera to the D+, D- terminals on the RS-485 port by RS-485 cable
respectively.
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4.6.2
Dome Protocol Setup
The Dome Protocol item lists the available dome protocols for communicating
with dome cameras connected to the DRT16 / DRT8 DVR. From the Main
menu, select <Camera Setup> and press ENTER. The following menu is
displayed.
Camera Setup
CH1
None
0
1. Camera Select
2. Dome Protocol
3. Dome ID
4. Camera Title
5. Covert
6. Termination
7. Brightness
8. Contrast
9. Saturation
10. Hue
NO
NO
0
0
0
0
To configure dome protocol, select a camera first and set the communications
protocol associated with dome camera using the Direction keys and ENTER.
The available protocol includes <DynaColor>, <Pelco D>, <Pelco P>,
<AD422>, <Fastrax 2> and <None> (default).
NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and
exiting from the menu.
4.6.3
RS485 Setup
DRT16 / DRT8 DVR controls the domes via RS-485 communication protocol.
The RS-485 parameters in DRT16 / DRT8 DVR must be set to the same
parameters as the protocol for RS-422 setup of the dome.
Users are allowed to change the RS-485 settings of the DRT16 / DRT8 DVR.
Select <System Setup> in Main menu, then select <RS485 Setup> from the
System Setup menu and press ENTER. The following menu is displayed.
RS485 Setup
1 Unit ID
2 Baud Rate
3 Bits
4 Stop
5 Parity
224
9600
8
1
None
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The ID number must match the ID address set by the dome. The Unit ID is in
the range of 1 to 255. The default ID is 224. Note that no two devices on the
same bus should be given the same ID address, or a conflict may occur.
The default DRT16 / DRT8 DVR RS-485 settings are 9600 Baud, 8 Data Bits,
1 Stop Bit and No Parity.
NOTE: The settings become effective after saving the changes and
exiting from the menu.
4.6.4
Dome Controlling Keys
The function keys used in Dome Control are described as follows.
Set / Go Preset
This key is used to enter the Dome Preset menu to set up certain
position as a preset and go to the predetermined preset positions
for viewing.
Toggle Hint Screen
This function is used to avoid viewing the dome parameter
information while controlling dome camera. Press this key to hide
the screen. Press it again to redisplay the screen.
Go Preset Point 1~8
Channel 1~8 are hot keys for viewing preset points. Under Dome
Control Mode, press Channel 1 key to go to preset point 1,
Channel 2 key to go to preset point 2, etc.
Iris Open
Use to open the Iris on the dome camera.
Focus Near
Use to focus the dome camera near.
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Zoom In
Use to zoom the dome camera in. This function is for user to
choose the viewing area, more or less of it.
ESC
Use to leave dome control mode and return to live and full screen
viewing mode.
Auto / Enter
•
•
In OSD Menu mode, the key is used to make selection.
In dome control mode, this key is used to activate automatic
focus and iris function.
Iris Close
Use to close the Iris on the dome camera.
Focus Far
Use to focus the selected dome camera far.
Zoom Out
Use to zoom the dome camera out. This function is for user to
choose the viewing area, more or less of it.
Pan / Tilt
Use to pan and tilt dome camera.
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4.6.5
Setting Preset Points
The DRT16 / DRT8 DVR allows user to set preset positions; the amount of
preset points depends on the dome manufacturer.
Follow the steps to set preset points.
•
•
•
•
Press a Channel key to view the corresponding camera in full screen.
Then press DOME to enter dome control mode.
Use Direction keys to position the dome camera to desired position.
Press 2 to view the dome control Hint Screen; press 2 again to toggle the
Hint Screen.
Hint Screen
DOME / ESC: Exit
MODE / PLAY: Iris Open / Close
SEQ / FREEZE: Focus Near / Far
MENU / SEARCH: Zoom In / Out
ENTER: Auto Focus / Iris
◄▲▼►: Pan / Tilt
CH1: Set / Go Preset
CH2: Hint Screen On / Off
Dome Control
• Press 1 to access the Set/Go Preset function. The Dome Preset menu is
displayed.
Index
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Dome Preset
Set Preset
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
Go Preset
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
• Use UP / DOWN keys to select the desired preset number from the menu.
• Set the <Set Preset> of the selected preset number to <YES>, and press
ENTER to save the position. Now the preset is set and ready to call.
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4.6.6 Calling Preset Points
Follow the steps to call preset points.
• Press a Channel key to view the corresponding camera in full screen.
• Then press DOME to enter dome control mode.
• Press 2 to view the dome control Hint Screen; press 2 again to toggle the
Hint Screen.
• Press 1 to access the Set/Go Preset function.
Index
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Dome Preset
Set Preset
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
Go Preset
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
• Use UP / DOWN keys to select the desired preset number from the menu.
• Set the <Go Preset> of the selected preset number to <YES>, and press
ENTER to call the preset point.
• Now the selected dome camera rotates to the preset position
automatically.
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Appendix A: Technical Specifications
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Specifications
8ch Triplex MPEG-4 DVR
16ch Triplex MPEG-4 DVR
Video
Operation System
Video Stand
Video Operation
Resolution- Live Video
Embedded (Linux)
NTSC/PAL switch selectable
Triplex+ (Live, Record, Playback, Remote, and Internet access)
NTSC: 720x480 pixels; PAL: 720x576 pixels
BNCx16, 1.0Vp-p/75 ohm
Input
Main Monitor
Outputs Call Monitor
Loop
VGA Output
Picture Refresh Rate
Digital Zoom
Camera Installation
BNCx1, S-Videox1, 1.0Vp-p/75 ohm
BNCx1, 1.0Vp-p/75 ohm
BNCx8, 1.0Vp-p/75 ohm
BNCx16, 1.0Vp-p/75 ohm
800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024 pixels @ 60Hz (Optional)
NTSC: 480PPS (16 CH); PAL: 400PPS (16CH)
2x2
Plug & Play
Audio
Input
Output
Recording Mode
Compression Method
File Size
RCAx1, Line-In
RCAx1, Line-Out
Always Real Time Record, Synchronized w/ Video
ADPCM, G.726
8KB/Sec
Operation
Remote + VCR mode
Playback
Only for Video Original Speed
Recording
Compression Method
MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile
Recording Mode
Schedule, Alarm, Motion Detection
NTSC: 30PPS@720x480 pixels; PAL: 25PPS@720x576 pixels
Resolution & Rate
NTSC: 60PPS@720x240 pixels; PAL: 50PPS@720x288 pixels
NTSC: 120PPS@360x240 pixels; PAL: 100PPS@360x288 pixels
Recording Quality
Image Size
Storage Mode
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5 levels presets, adjustable
2K to 20K Byte/Picture
Linear/Circular
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Playback
Playback
Playback Speed
Adjustment
Retrieve
Play, Stop, Pause, Rewind, Forward, Search
Yes (1x, 2x, …32x)
Date/Time, Event
Storage
Build-in Storage
Built-in HDD
Export
X2 ATA 133/ UDMA 133 IDE, HDD/CD-RW
Up to 2 built-in HDDs
X3 USB2.0 ports, support ThumbDrive® and CD-RW
Alarm
Alarm Input
Alarm Detection
Auditory Alert
Motion Detection
Video Loss Detection
Alarm Relay Output
X16, Terminal Block
N.C./N.O., Programmable
Built-in Buzzer
21x13 (NTSC), 21x16 (PAL) Grid Array,
Sensitivity, Trig Level Adjustable
Programmable
X2, Terminal Block, 1.0A/24V (Programmable)
Communication
Network Connectivity
Remote Control
Software
Access Control
Remote Operation
RS485
Dome Control Protocol
Ethernet RJ-45 connector, 10/100Mbps, supports DHCP
DVRRemote
2 Level Password
Monitoring, Instant Recording, Dome Camera Control
Terminal Block
DynaColor, Pelco P, Pelco D, AD422, Fastrax 2
General
Operation Temperature
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Relative Humidity
5% - 85% Non-condensing
Power Consumption &
Input
AC 100 ~ 240V, 50-60Hx, 80W
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Appendix B: Record Duration
The record duration relates to recording rate, image quality and HDD capacity. Refer to the
following table.
NOTE: Record duration times are based on actual tests and represent average
file sizes. Performance may vary depending on specific installations and use.
Audio recording requires 8 KB per second (or 0.7 GB per day) for data storage.
Number of Days of Recording @30PPS (without Audio)
Recording Rate
Total
Recording Picture Quality Mode
Total
Images Per Images Per
Second
Second
NTSC
PAL
Low
NTSC
(8 KB)
Fair
PAL
NTSC
Mid
PAL
NTSC
High
PAL
NTSC
Best
PAL
NTSC
PAL
(8 KB) (11 KB) (11 KB) (14 KB) (14 KB) (17 KB) (17 KB) (20 KB) (20 KB)
160 GB Internal Storage
30
25
7.5
9.0
5.5
6.6
4.3
5.2
3.6
4.3
3.0
3.7
15
12.5
15.0
18.0
11.0
13.2
8.7
10.4
7.2
8.6
6.1
7.3
7.5
6.25
29.9
35.9
21.9
26.3
17.3
20.8
14.3
17.2
12.2
14.6
300 GB Internal Storage
30
25
14.0
16.8
10.3
12.3
8.1
9.7
6.7
8.1
5.7
6.9
15
12.5
28.1
33.7
20.6
24.7
16.2
19.5
13.4
16.1
11.4
13.7
7.5
6.25
56.1
67.3
41.2
49.4
32.5
39.0
26.8
32.2
22.9
27.4
600 GB Internal Storage
38
30
25
28.1
33.7
20.6
24.7
16.2
19.5
13.4
16.1
11.4
13.7
15
12.5
56.1
67.3
41.2
49.4
32.5
39.0
26.8
32.2
22.9
27.4
7.5
6.25
112.2
134.7
82.3
98.8
65.0
78.0
53.7
64.4
45.7
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Number of Days of Recording @60PPS (without Audio)
Recording Rate
Total
Recording Picture Quality Mode
Total
Images Per Images Per
Second
Second
NTSC
PAL
Low
Fair
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
(5 KB)
(5 KB)
(8 KB)
Mid
PAL
NTSC
High
PAL
NTSC
Best
PAL
NTSC
PAL
(8 KB) (11 KB) (11 KB) (14 KB) (14 KB) (17 KB) (17 KB)
160 GB Internal Storage
60
50
5.9
7.1
3.7
4.5
2.7
3.3
2.2
2.6
1.8
2.1
30
25
11.8
14.1
7.5
9.0
5.5
6.6
4.3
5.2
3.6
4.3
15
12.5
23.5
28.2
15.0
18.0
11.0
13.2
8.7
10.4
7.2
8.6
7.5
6.25
47.0
56.4
29.9
35.9
21.9
26.3
17.3
20.8
14.3
17.2
300 GB Internal Storage
60
50
11.0
13.2
7.0
8.4
5.1
6.2
4.1
4.9
3.4
4.0
30
25
22.0
26.5
14.0
16.8
10.3
12.3
8.1
9.7
6.7
8.1
15
12.5
44.1
52.9
28.1
33.7
20.6
24.7
16.2
19.5
13.4
16.1
7.5
6.25
88.2
105.8
56.1
67.3
41.2
49.4
32.5
39.0
26.8
32.2
600 GB Internal Storage
60
50
22.0
26.5
14.0
16.8
10.3
12.3
8.1
9.7
6.7
8.1
30
25
44.1
52.9
28.1
33.7
20.6
24.7
16.2
19.5
13.4
16.1
15
12.5
88.2
105.8
56.1
67.3
41.2
49.4
32.5
39.0
26.8
32.2
7.5
6.25
176.4
211.6
112.2
134.7
82.3
98.8
65.0
78.0
53.7
64.4
Number of Days of Recording @120PPS (without Audio)
Recording Rate
Total
Recording Picture Quality Mode
Total
Images Per Images Per
Second
Second
NTSC
PAL
Low
Fair
Mid
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
(2 KB)
(2 KB)
(5 KB)
(5 KB)
(8 KB)
High
PAL
NTSC
Best
PAL
NTSC
PAL
(8 KB) (11 KB) (11 KB) (14 KB) (14 KB)
160 GB Internal Storage
60
50
13.7
16.5
5.9
7.1
3.7
4.5
2.7
3.3
2.2
2.6
30
25
27.4
32.9
11.8
14.1
7.5
9.0
5.5
6.6
4.3
5.2
15
12.5
54.9
65.8
23.5
28.2
15.0
18.0
11.0
13.2
8.7
10.4
7.5
6.25
109.7
131.7
47.0
56.4
29.9
35.9
21.9
26.3
17.3
20.8
300 GB Internal Storage
60
50
25.7
30.9
11.0
13.2
7.0
8.4
5.1
6.2
4.1
4.9
30
25
51.4
61.7
22.0
26.5
14.0
16.8
10.3
12.3
8.1
9.7
15
12.5
102.9
123.5
44.1
52.9
28.1
33.7
20.6
24.7
16.2
19.5
7.5
6.25
205.8
246.9
88.2
105.8
56.1
67.3
41.2
49.4
32.5
39.0
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40
60
50
51.4
61.7
22.0
26.5
14.0
16.8
10.3
12.3
8.1
9.7
30
25
102.9
123.5
44.1
52.9
28.1
33.7
20.6
24.7
16.2
19.5
15
12.5
205.8
246.9
88.2
105.8
56.1
67.3
41.2
49.4
32.5
39.0
7.5
6.25
411.5
493.8
176.4
211.6
112.2
134.7
82.3
98.8
65.0
78.0
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