ACTi KCM-5311 Firmware User Manual - Use-IP

ACTi KCM-5311 Firmware User Manual - Use-IP
Encoder Firmware V4.06.09 User’s Manual
Firmware User’s Manual
A1D-311-V5.01.07-AC
2011/6/15
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Table of Contents
1.
Recommended PC Specification
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2.
Preparation before setup
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Connect to device and setup IP ...................................................... 5
Sample screenshots to setup IP of your PC (Win XP) ...................... 7
3.
Configuring the IP device
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Login ............................................................................................. 11
Live view ....................................................................................... 12
Zoom Lens Control Panel .............................................................. 14
Setup Menu .................................................................................. 15
Host .............................................................................................. 16
Date & Time .................................................................................. 17
Network Section ........................................................................... 19
IP Address Filtering ...................................................................... 19
Port Mapping ................................................................................ 21
ToS ............................................................................................... 23
UPnPTM......................................................................................... 24
Bonjour......................................................................................... 24
SNMP Setting .............................................................................. 25
RTP .............................................................................................. 26
Speed & Duplex ........................................................................... 27
IP Settings ..................................................................................... 28
Connection Type .......................................................................... 28
DNS ............................................................................................. 29
DDNS ........................................................................................... 30
Video & Audio .............................................................................. 31
Video ............................................................................................ 31
Compression ................................................................................ 34
System........................................................................................... 46
User Account................................................................................ 46
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System Info .................................................................................. 47
Factory Default ............................................................................. 48
Firmware Upload.......................................................................... 49
Save & Reboot ............................................................................. 50
Logout .......................................................................................... 50
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1.
Recommended PC Specification
CPU
Core2Duo 2.13GHz and above
Memory
2 GB or above
Windows XP with SP2 or above. Windows Vista / Windows
2003 / Windows 7 / Windows 2008
Operating System
Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 / Internet Explorer 7.0 / Internet
Explorer 8.0
Video Resolution
SVGA or XGA with 1024x768 resolution
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2.
Preparation before setup
Connect to device and setup IP
Our IP device provides access through Internet Explorer. The IP address for your PC must be
within the same subnet as the IP device. You need to match the TCP/IP settings between PC and
IP device before you can access it via IE.
There are two ways to add devices to the network.
With DHCP server / router:
DHCP server assigns IP addresses to devices automatically. You can find them on the network
with our IP Utility. It is available on NVR CD and our website:
http://www.acti.com/IP_Utility
Run IP Utility to start auto device search. Click on the underlined IP links to access your IP
devices. You do not need to change IP.
Without DHCP server / router:
Please assign a static IP for each device and add them one by one. Connect to the first device by
following steps 1 to 5 below.
Before adding more devices into the network, you need to change the current device to a new IP
address so no two devices have IP conflict. (Steps 6 to 9).
For adding devices without DHCP, please see following steps.
1. Connect the PC to the Network Switch with the CAT5 cable, and change your PC‟s IP to
192.168.0.99 / Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 (101 is just a sample, it may be any number from
1 to 254 except 100.)
2. Connect the device to your Network Switch. If it is a PoE enabled Switch, then the device is
powered on. If it is NOT a PoE enabled Switch, please also plug in the Power Adapter.
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3. Open Internet Explorer, and type in Default IP:
http://192.168.0.100
4. When you see the login window, please input default user and password:
Default Username: Admin
Password: 123456
5. After you log in, you will see the video from IP device. To go to the main menu, click the
“Setup” button on the top left.
6. Please go to IP settings -> Connection Type. Change the IP mode to Static and the IP
address to 192.168.0.101 or any other unused IP (Avoid 192.168.0.100, the IPs of your PCs
and other devices already in network.). Click “Apply” then click System -> Save & Reboot.
7. Internet Explorer will close after a few seconds. This is normal.
8. Wait for 30 seconds and open IE again by typing in the new IP. (In this example,
192.168.0.101). For later device you add into the network, please choose an IP that does not
is not used by any existing device.
9. If you have more than one device, continue again from step 2. Assign different new IP to each
camera (for instance -> 192.168.0.102, 192.168.0.103 …). You do not need to unplug the
existing devices from the switch because there is no IP conflict.
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Sample screenshots to setup IP of your PC (Win XP)
The procedures below show how to setup your IP on Windows XP. If you use operating system
other than Windows XP, please refer to OS manuals for proper setup procedures.
STEP1
Start up your PC.
STEP2
Click the [Start] and select the "Control Panel"
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STEP3
Double-click the "Network and Internet connections" icon.
STEP4
Double-click the "Network connections" icon
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STEP5
Click “Local Area Connections”, and then click “Change settings of this connection” in the
Network Task menu.
STEP6
Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”, and then click [Properties]
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STEP7
Click the “Use the following IP address” radio button and enter the IP address and the subnet
mask.
Please set the settings as below.
IP address: 192.168. 0.xxx
Subnet mask: 255.255.255. 0
(NOTE: xxx should be a number
from 1 to 254 except 100, which is
used by the IP device. Please also
make sure that no two equipments
use the same IP address in the
same network.)
STEP8
Click the [OK] button and the window dialog box will close.
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3.
Configuring the IP device
This section describes how to configure the IP device. The administrator has unlimited access to
all settings, while the normal user can only view live video. The IP device is configured under a
standard browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 / 7.0 / 8.0).
Login
STEP1
Open Internet Explorer 6.0 / 7.0 / 8.0. You may download the latest version from:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx
STEP2
Enter the IP address of the IP device and press enter to go to Login Page.
The default IP address is “192.168.0.100”
STEP3
Enter the Account name and the Password
(Default Account: Admin / Password: 123456).
STEP4
Select the language of the IP device user interface.
You can select between English, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, German,
Portuguese, Greek, Russia, Turkey, Indonesia and Swedish. This user interface setting will
disappear once you log out, if you want to change the default user interface language, please go
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to [Host] in the ”Host” section under the setup tab.
STEP5
Click the
button to login or click the
button to re-enter
again. Once you‟ve logged in, the “Live page” will be displayed as below.
Live view
Click the
[Live] tab to show [Live page]. Refer to the table below for how to configure each
setting.
Function List
Function
Full Screen
Description
Click the icon
to stretch the preview to full screen. You can
click “Esc” button on the keyboard to return to previous display.
Snapshot
Click the icon “
” to take a snapshot. The snapshot picture
will be saved to the default folder
“C:\Users\”account name”\Picture”, in the format of
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YYYYMMDD_HH_mm_ss.jpg.
Audio out
Click the icon
to enable the audio out from PC to IP camera
or video server. When it is enabled, your voice will be transferred to
the audio out of the IP camera or video server.
NOTE: you will need to have a microphone connected to your PC to
send out audio.
If dual stream mode is enabled, click
Media
to select which stream to
display (Media 1 or 2). The default is single stream only. To change
to dual stream mode, please refer to “Media 1” section under
“Setup” tab
Click
Encoder Type
to select the compression codec used in video encoding.
The Encoder type option includes MPEG-4, MJPEG and H.264.
Once selected, the video server/IP camera will start to send video
in new stream type.
Display size
Click
or
to adjust display screen size
Audio in
Click the speaker icon to toggle mute / audio in. Click and drag to
decide volume below. You must first enable audio in setting to
change here.
PTZ Panel
Click on the PTZ button to pop up the Zoom Lens Control panel,
and enable Mouse PTZ at the same time. Panning and Tilting via
PT platform will only be activated by mouse PT command.
*Note: This is not available in 4 cropped VGA mode.
DO Settings
Click
to set DO output level to High. Click
to set DO
output level to Low. If your device has more than one DO available,
each DO is controlled separately.
Network status
Indicates the network state. If the light on the right is green, it
means the network is ok. If the light is gray, it means the network is
broken. The light on the left is not used
Live view from Camera is displayed here. The title bar shows the
Live View
time and date.
If you want to setup this IP camera/video server, please click the
[Setup] tab to switch to
“Setup Page”
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Zoom Lens Control Panel
If you are using Zoom / Auto Focus camera, this screen
is available by clicking on PTZ button in the live view
screen.
You can change the current zoom ratio by clicking on
either the continued Zooming buttons, or the Stepped
zooming buttons. Step size will determine how much
each click on stepped zooming changes the zoom ratio.
Speed determines how fast will zoom control operate
under continued zoom.
There are three Focus Control Modes. Zoom_AF means
that the camera will readjust focus after every zooming
operation. Camera using Auto mode will continuously
calculate the overall focus in view, and modify focus
position once ISP considers current view to be blurred.
This will generate a lot of focus position movements if
something is moving in and out of the view. Please be
sure to use this function on more robust Box type
cameras. Manual focus control will allow you to manually
select the focus distance, so that if the automatically determined focus position is not what you
have in mind, you can easily adjust it to your liking.
You can configure up to 32 Zoom presets below. Just click Set, enter the name and move the
zoom/focus position to what you desire, then click set again. You can instantly ask the camera to
go to that zoom and focus position by clicking on the Goto button.
Click Delete to remove this zoom preset point from camera memory.
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Setup Menu
In Setup Page, the left side is devoted to the menu.
There are many sections in the menu, most of them
hidden for ease of navigation. The fully expanded
menu is shown here to the right.
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Host
Click the [Host] to enter Host settings page. Refer to the table below for how to configure each
setting.
Parameters
Host name
Language
Description
Enter a host name, and this host name will be shown when you
use the IP utility or the SDK to search for the IP device.
Select the language of default user-interface. Each user login will
see the default user-interface first.
Camera name The camera name is reserved for customer use.
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the
parameters.
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Date & Time
Click the [Date & Time] item under Setup to see Date Setting Page. Refer to the table below for
how to configure each setting. The default method is to set manually.
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Date Setting
Parameters
Description
Click this to enable IP device‟s SNTP/NTP function. This enables this IP
device to synchronize its time settings with a SNTP/NTP server. You can
use this function to make sure all your IP devices‟ time is the same.
Additionally, with our embedded digital-time-code in the streaming, you
SNTP/NTP
can tell the event sequence accurately.
server
IP address: Enter the IP address of the SNTP/NTP server.
Sync time: Select the time interval for this IP device to synchronize
its time.
Set manually Click this to manually setup the date & time.
Date : Select the date
Time: Select the time
Select the time zone offset for local settings
Time zone
Select Type 1
month; select Type 2 to specify daylight saving time by date.
Day Light
Start Time: Select the daylight savings start time.
Saving
Click the
to specify daylight saving time by week number in a
End Time: Select the daylight savings end time.
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
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Network Section
Click the
[Network] item on the “Setup Page”.
IP Address Filtering
WARNING: Please be very careful when using this function, as you may lose access
to your camera if you make mistakes in setup. You may either accidentally deny
yourself access, or forgot to include your own IP address in the allowed address list.
You will need to perform hard reset to be able to access the device again.
Click the [IP Address Filter] item to display the “IP Address Filtering Page”. Refer to the table
below for how to configure each setting.
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Parameters
IP address
filter enable
Description
Check this box to enable IP Address Filtering.
The filter can be set in either “Allow” mode or “Block” mode.
1. “Allow” mode will refuse access to all IP addresses except the ones
Filter Method
listed below.
2. “Block” mode will accept all incoming access except the IP
addresses listed below.
Make sure you include the Netmask in your consideration.
IP Address
The IP address you wish to allow or block. Please note that the actual
range is modified by the Netmask.
Using Netmask allows you to set filtering for a whole range of IP address
at once, without the need to enter all of them individually. If you are not
Netmask
sure about the function of netmask, then you should use
255.255.255.255, and it will affect only a single IP address per line of
entry, or use 255.255.255.0 to use the same setting for all IP addresses
starting with the same three numbers. .
For each entry, you must check this box for it to be effective. For an entry
that you no longer need but does not wish to delete, you can uncheck it,
Enable
and the system will remember it for future use. If a new entry that has
never been used before does not have Enable checked, then it will not be
stored in memory.
Click this to use the current displayed info to do IP Address filtering. If you
setup correctly, it will change into a grayed out “Success” in a few
Apply
seconds.
Reset
Click the
Click this button to re-enter the parameters.
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the
parameters.
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Port Mapping
Click the [Port Mapping] item to display the “Port Mapping Page”. Refer to the table below for how
to configure each setting.
Parameters
Description
HTTP port
Select the port assigned for HTTP protocol access
HTTPS
Select the port assigned for HTTPS protocol access
Search server port1
Search server port2
Select the first port used by server search applications to detect
this IP device. (e.g. IP utlity)
Select the first port used by server search applications to detect
this IP device. (e.g. IP utlity)
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Video control port
Video streaming port
(TCP Only)
application programs. (e.g. NVR)
Select the port used by this IP device for Video Streaming.
Video Multicast Port
Enable/disable multicast audio streaming
RTSP port
Select the port assigned for RTSP protocol access
RTP Multicast Video
Select the port for the multicast video streaming of media1 via
Port for Media1
RTP protocol
RTP Multicast Audio
Select the port for the multicast audio streaming of media1 via
Port for Media1
RTP protocol
RTP Multicast Video
Select the port for the multicast video streaming of media2 via
Port for Media2
RTP protocol
RTP Multicast Audio
Select the port for the multicast audio streaming of media2 via
Port for Media2
RTP protocol
Multicast IP
Select the multicast IP. Default settings is 228.5.6.1
Multicast TTL
Select the multicast TTL. Default setting is 255.
IGMP
Click the
Select the port used to support video control function by
Select video type connected to the video-in of this IP device. If
you use an incorrect video type, some images might be lost.
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the
parameters.
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ToS
Click the [ToS] (Type of Service) item to display the “ToS Page”. Refer to the table below for how
to configure each setting.
Parameters
TOS (type of
service)
Description
Select whether to add the TOS tag onto the streaming data.
Streaming data with a higher priority TOS tag will be transmitted
first when compared with other data.
Select the TOS tag‟s priority to be added onto the streaming. You
can select between
TOS priority
1.Minimize-Delay
2.Maximize-throughout
3.Maximize-Reliability
4.Normal-Service
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the
parameters.
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UPnPTM
Click the [UPnPTM] item to display the “UPnPTM Setting Page”.
Click checkbox
to enable or disable the UPnPTM function. Edit the UPnP Friendly Name in
text field.
Click the [Apply] button
to confirm the settings or click the [Reset] button
to re-enter the
parameters.
Bonjour
Bonjour is a protocol developed by Apple.Inc. This protocol allows for easy searching of devices
on network. You may enable Bonjour and search for this device via its Friendly Name.
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SNMP Setting
Click the SNMP Setting item to display the SNMP setting Page
Click
Select
to enable SNMP function.
to use SNMP V1/V2 or
Check the check box
to use SNMP V3
to enable traps
Enter the Destination IP address in
Enter the Trap Community used in
Select the Available trap in
Click the [Apply] button
to confirm the settings or click the [Reset] button
to re-enter
the parameters.
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RTP
Click RTP Item to configure RTP Settings
RTSP Authen Enable
RTP B2 Frame
Enable
Click the [Apply] button
Check box to enable RTP streaming‟s Account/Password
authentication.
Check box to enable the B2 frame in RTP streaming
to confirm the settings or click the [Reset] button
to re-enter
the parameters.
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Speed & Duplex
Click the [Speed & Duplex] item in the network section to display the ”Speed and Duplex” Page.
Refer to the table below for how to configure each setting.
Parameters
Description
This item lets you select the network transmission speed. You
can select from
Network
speed
1. Auto detect (default setting)
2. 100Mbps / Full duplex
3. 100Mbps / Half duplex
4. 10Mbps / Full duplex
5. 10Mbps / Half duplex
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the
parameters.
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IP Settings
Connection Type
Click the [Connection Type] item to display the “Connection Type Page”. Refer to the table below
for how to configure each setting.
Parameters
Description
Click this to enable IP device‟s DHCP function.
Dynamic IP
It will acquire its WAN port IP address from a DHCP server within the
address
same network. (You must have a DHCP server in order to enable this
function.)
Click this to manually enter the IP address.
Static IP
address
IP address: Enter the WAN port IP address.
Subnet mask: Enter the subnet mask of WAN port. If IP address
is changed, adjust the subnet mask accordingly.
ISP gateway: Enter the IP address of the gateway (the router).
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Click this when you connect IP device directly to the xDSL modem.
User name: Enter the user name of your xDSL account.
PPPoE
Password: Enter the password of your xDSL account.
Note: You have to click the [Save Reboot] after you click the [Apply
button] to let this IP device start xDSL connections.
IPV6
Click the
Click the check box to support IPV6 protocol
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
DNS
Click the [DNS] item to display the “DNS Server Settings Page”. Refer to the table below for how
to configure each setting.
Parameters
Primary DNS server
Secondary DNS server
Click the
Description
Defines the IP address of the primary DNS server. This is used for
identifying this computer by name instead of IP address.
The IP address of the secondary DNS server. It will be used once
the primary DNS server fails.
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the
parameters.
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DDNS
Click the [DDNS] item to display the “DDNS Server Setting Page”. Refer to the table below for
how to configure each setting.
Parameters
Description
Click this to enable IP device‟s DDNS function.
DDNS type
DDNS function enables user to connect to this IP device by domain name
even if its IP address is not static.
Protocol /
Click one of the DDNS service providers.
Service
You can visit their website to get a DDNS service account for this IP
Reference
device.
Host name
Enter the host name of your DDNS service account. (ex: xxxx.dyndns.org)
User name
Enter the user name to login your DDNS service account.
Password
Enter the password to login your DDNS service account.
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the
parameters.
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Video & Audio
Click the
[Video & Audio] item on the “Setup Page”.
Please note that some elements may not appear on all models.
Video
Click the [Video] item to display the “Video Page”. The functions here are grouped under different
screens.
Stream Mode
This section determines how many streams are available from this device. There are three modes:
Single, Dual or 4 Stream. “4 Stream” mode is available only to 4 Megapixel models.
In single stream mode, resolutions available include 4 Megapixel 2032 x 1920 (for some models),
Full HD 1920 x 1080, HD720 1280 x 720 and VGA 640 x 480.
In 4 Stream mode, there is a Standard View and a Positioning View. This image below shows the
Standard View. This display shows where each crop window located is but does not allow you to
change move it. To reposition the crop windows, click “Setup”.
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4 Stream Mode – Standard View
In Standard View you can see where the window for each channel is located. To edit cropping
location, click “Setup”.
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4 Stream Mode – 4 VGA Window Positioning View
In 4 VGA Window Positioning View, you may position each window to where you desire to view.
The current view is the 4M view area to allow you the most flexibility in positioning. Click and drag
the top bar of each window to activate it and drag to place. The currently active window is
highlighted in yellow, while the other windows are shown in red.
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Compression
Single Stream Mode:
Parameters
Encoder Type
Resolution
Frame rate
Description
Select the encoder‟s compression type.
MPEG-4 / MJPEG / H.264
Select the video resolution of the camera between 4M (2032 x 1920),
2M 1080p (1920 x 1080), 1M 720p (1280 x 720) and VGA (640 x 480)
Select the available frame rate from the drop down menu.
Constant Bit Rate: The bit rate remains constant at all conditions,
Video Bit Rate
Mode
Video quality will be better when image is still. Large amount of motion
or complex scene will degrade quality slightly.
Variable Bit Rate: The video bit rate will vary based upon scene
complexity and amount of movement. The quality will remain the same.
Quality
(Variable Bit
Rate Only)
GOP Length
(Variable Bit
Rate Only)
When encoder type is MPEG4 or H.264, and video bitrate mode is
“Variable Bit Rate” Select the quality value from High / Middle / Low
When encoder type is MPEG4 or H.264. and video bitrate mode is
“Variable Bit Rate”. Select the Interval between two I-frames. This is also
called GOP Length. (Group of Picture). Default value is one I frame per
second. The maximum length of GOP is limited to 60.
Video Max
This puts a hard cap on the maximum bit rate allowed in any given
Bitrate
second of video streaming. Assigning a limited bit rate may result in a
(Constant
few dropped frames rate when the stream data overflows the allowed
Bitrate only)
bit rate. Doing so will also disable Bit Rate setting below.
Video Bitrate
This is the target bitrate that the camera will attempt to provide when
(Constant
using Constant Bitrate mode. The actual value will fluctuate slightly
Bitrate only)
based on scene changes.
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Dual Steam Mode:
Parameters
Encoder Type
Resolution
Frame rate
Description
Select the encoder‟s compression type.
MPEG-4 / MJPEG / H.264
Select the video resolution of the camera between 4M (2032 x 1920),
2M 1080p (1920 x 1080), 1M 720p (1280 x 720) and VGA (640 x 480)
Select the available frame rate from the drop down menu.
Constant Bit Rate: The bit rate remains constant at all conditions,
Video Bit Rate
Mode
Video quality will be better when image is still. Large amount of motion
or complex scene will degrade quality slightly.
Variable Bit Rate: The video bit rate will vary based upon scene
complexity and amount of movement. The quality will remain the same.
Quality
When encoder type is MPEG4 or H.264, and video bitrate mode is
“Variable Bit Rate” Select the quality value from High / Middle / Low
When encoder type is MPEG4 or H.264. and video bitrate mode is
GOP Length
“Variable Bit Rate”. Select the Interval between two I-frames. This is also
called GOP Length. (Group of Picture) . Default value is one I frame per
second. The maximum length of GOP is limited to 60.
Frame rate
Select the available frame rate from the drop down menu.
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Constant Bit Rate: The bit rate remains constant at all conditions,
Video Bit Rate
Mode
Video quality will be better when image is still. Large amount of motion
or complex scene will degrade quality slightly.
Variable Bit Rate: The video bit rate will vary based upon scene
complexity and amount of movement. The quality will remain the same.
This puts a hard cap on the maximum bit rate allowed in any given
Video Max
second of video streaming. Assigning a limited bit rate may result in a
Bitrate
few dropped frames rate when the stream data overflows the allowed
bit rate. Doing so will also disable Bit Rate setting below.
This is the target bitrate that the camera will attempt to provide when
Video Bitrate
using Constant Bitrate mode. The actual value will fluctuate slightly
based on scene changes.
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the
parameters.
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4 Stream Mode:
Configuring compression settings in 4 stream mode is basically the same as configuring
compression settings in other modes. The setting is the same across all 4 channels, but you may
switch view of the individual channels by selecting the channel on top.
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Motion Detection
Adjust Column
Adjust Square
Click the
[Motion Setup] button to edit the settings. Before clicking Motion Setup, you will be in
passive observer mode. You will see activity status and whether each motion window has motion
activity, but will not be able to change settings.
Motion Setup mode
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Video Motion Detection:
STEP1: Click the Plus sign
to expand the Motion Detection settings then Click the Motion
Enable checkbox to enable motion detection.
STEP2: Click the
checkbox to enable motion detection for each individual region.
STEP3: Click one region to start to edit its size and location. You can click the “Adjust Column” to
drag motion region to your desired location. You can click the “Adjust Square” and drag to adjust
motion region size. You can click the upper right button to cancel this motion region. Repeat above
procedure to adjust the motion region.
STEP4: Set the
sensitivity of motion detection region.
STEP5: Set the
interval time of motion detection. After a motion event is triggered, no more
events will be triggered within this time in the same region
STEP6: Set the
trigger threshold of motion detection region. The larger this value, the larger
the object size needed to trigger motion detection.
STEP7: In motion activity
window, the bar shows the motion activity status. You can also see
the trigger threshold (Red line). When the motion activity exceeds the trigger threshold, the bar
would become red to indicate that a motion event has been triggered.
While viewing the motion activity window, you can adjust the motion sensitivity (the higher, the
easier camera considers video change to be an activity) and the threshold (the higher, the larger
the activity needed to trigger a motion event). If the default settings are not satisfactory for your
scene, you may try our alternative recommendations of:
Sensitivity: 80, Threshold: 2~5 (for normal environment)
Sensitivity: 80, Threshold: 5~10 (for very noisy environment)
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Day / Night
This section concerns the day and night switch timing for your camera.
1. Day / Night Mode: The camera will change between day and night modes by default. You
may command camera to stay in day or night mode here, or allow it to change automatically.
2. Day to Night Threshold: This value controls the level of light where camera switches into
night mode. Increasing it will make camera switch to night mode at a darker illumination level.
Click the [Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the [Reset] button to re-enter the
parameters.
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Image
This section concerns the general video settings.
1. Video Flipping: Check this box to flip the video up-down
2. Video Mirror: Check this box to mirror the video left-right
3. Brightness: Select the Brightness value. The higher the value, the brighter the image.
4. Contrast: Select the Contrast value. The higher the value, the sharper the contrast.
Click the [Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the [Reset] button to re-enter the
parameters.
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Exposure / White balance
Configure Exposure and White Balance and Digital Noise Reduction for best image quality here.
Some options will only appear under certain exposure / White balance modes. We will describe
each in detail below.
Exposure Mode - Auto
In Auto Exposure Mode, you control the image brightness by configuring the AE Reference Target
and Slowest Auto Shutter.
AE Reference Target means the Auto Exposure reference target, which can be considered as
the “Target Brightness on Sensor”. The camera will use several internal parameters to achieve
best quality with reference to this. The higher this value, the brighter the overall scene, and
the more noise at night.
Slowest Auto Shutter means the longest allowed exposure time for each frame. In extreme low
light conditions, the exposure time is automatically increased to get more light into one image. If it
extends beyond the interval between frames, (i.e. 1/30 second), then the frame rate will be
automatically reduced. Longer time in this value gives clearer images at night for slow
moving objects, but more motion blur for fast moving objects.
White balance weights the proportion of color in scene and recreates the most realistic color.
Usually this function is performed seamlessly in the background in auto mode. In some cases you
may want to fix the color proortions of your view. Wait until you like the color on screen. You can
hold a piece of white paper in front of camera for reference, then wait until you like the current
value to click on the “Hold” button to the right. This will lock the current value and enter the manual
white balance mode.
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Before Hold
Entering Manual mode with Hold White Balance
Line Frequency is the power supply frequency. Select the right frequency to avoid image
flickering.
DNR means Digital Noise Reduction. Enable this for smooth and clear image. Disable this if your
scene contains many extreme details that may be smoothed over with DNR.
Exposure Mode – Shutter Priority
In Shutter Priority Mode, the shutter speed is locked at the user defined value. Camera will
compensate for different brightness with Iris size or signal enhancements. This is useful when the
target moves very fast and has to be viewed with short exposure shutter time.
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Exposure Mode – Iris Priority
In Iris Priority Mode, Iris size is fixed to ensure sufficient depth of view. Camera varies exposure
time shutter to compensate for brightenss change.
Exposure Mode - Manual
In Manual Exposure mode, you may configure the shutter speed and exposure image gain
yourself for optimum performance.
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Audio
Audio In - Enable or disable Audio In via the check box.
Audio Out Volume – Control the output volume of Audio Out here.
Click the [Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the [Reset] button to re-enter the
parameters.
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System
Click the
[System] item on the “Setup Page”.
User Account
Click the [User Account Setting] item to display the “User Account Setting Page”.
Setup the account names and their passwords. There are 1 root
10 common user accounts
(administrator) account and
Administrator account allows the user to watch the live view and
setup everything; but common user account allows user only to watch the live image.
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the
parameters.
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System Info
Click the [System Info] item to show details about this IP device including system information,
WAN status and system log. Refer to the table below for how to configure each setting.
View the information at the 3 textboxes. This information is very useful to understand the IP device
status and to resolve any problem that might occur.
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Column
System info
WAN status
Description
It shows the firmware version, MAC address, production ID, and factory
default type of IP device.
It shows the WAN port‟s IP address, netmask, gateway, DNS server,
DDNS host and connection status.
It shows the system event. This column is very useful to as a diagnostic
System log
tool. At the bottom of this area is the ISP firmware version, which is an
useful diagnostic parameter.
Click [Parameter List] to see all configurations of the IP device.
Click [Server Report] to export related information while reporting to your support channel.
Factory Default
Click the [Factory Default] item to display the “Factory Default Page”.
If you want to keep network settings and restore other settings to factory default, please select the
first option. If you select the second one instead, all the settings would be removed during factory
default. You will have to use factory default IP setting to connect to this camera. Please refer to
previous login section.
Click the [Apply] button to show a warning dialog that reminds you again before restoring the
device to factory default.
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Firmware Upload
Click the [Firmware Upload] item to display the “Firmware Upgrade Page”. Upgrade the IP
device‟s firmware through this page with the following instructions. You may upgrade firmware for
individual cameras with this function. To upgrade camera firmware in batches, please use IP utility,
which can be freely downloaded from website. The firmware file you download from website will
contain one .upg file, and one .md5 file. Uploading firmware through Web Configurator uses only
the .upg file. You will need both files if you are doing multiple upgrades with IP Utility.
Click the [Apply] button. The „‟Firmware Upgrade Page-2” will be displayed as below.
Click [Browse] to select the upgrade image file and MD5 file. You can always get the latest version
at our website. Click the [Apply] button to start upgrade.
The upgrade process window will show a progress bar indicating upgrade status.
Once the process is finished, you will get an “OK” message and system will reboot itself.
NOTE: If you cancel the firmware upgrade during upgrade process, the browser window
will be closed
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Save & Reboot
This section tells you how to save all the settings and reboot this IP device. This is critical
because some settings might not take effect before save and reboot. Click the [Save & Reboot]
item to display the “Reboot Page”.
The Action LED indicator will go dark to indicate that the IP device is rebooting. After around 30
seconds, the Action LED will light up again to indicate that the reboot is completed.
Logout
Clicking this item allows you to log out of the IP device. Be sure to logout this IP device once your
setting is completed.
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