Specifications | Asus 8400GSSL1GD3L Computer Hardware User Manual

Graphics Card
Software Reference
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Second Edition
July 2007
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Contents
Notices.................................................................................................. v
Safety information............................................................................... vi
About this guide...................................................................................vii
1.
2.
3.
ASUS Splendid...........................................................................1
1.1
System Requirements..................................................1
1.2
Introduction.................................................................1
1.3
Launching ASUS Splendid.............................................2
1.4
Limitation.....................................................................4
ASUS GamerOSD........................................................................5
2.1
System Requirements..................................................5
2.2
Enabling ASUS GamerOSD............................................5
2.3
User Interface..............................................................6
2.3.1 3D Display Setting.............................................6
2.3.2 Video Captureing................................................8
2.3.3 Screeshots.........................................................9
2.4
Using ASUS GamerOSD .............................................10
2.4.1 Using 3D Display Setting functions..................10
2.4.2 Using Video Capturing functions......................11
2.4.3 Using Screenshots functions............................15
ASUS SmartDoctor..................................................................17
3.1
System Requirements................................................17
3.2
Features.....................................................................17
3.3 Launching ASUS SmartDoctor...................................18
3.4
Voltage status...........................................................18
3.5
Temperature status...................................................19
3.6
Fan speed status.......................................................19
3.7
Engine and memory clock settings............................20
3.8
Advanced setup features...........................................21
3.8.1 Settings............................................................21
3.8.2 Monitor.............................................................25
3.8.3 Fan Control.......................................................26
3.8.4 HyperDrive........................................................29
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4.
3.9
Abnormal Events........................................................33
3.10
Information................................................................34
3.11
Terminology...............................................................34
ASUS VideoSecurity Online......................................................37
4.1
System Requirements................................................37
4.2
What’s New................................................................37
4.3
Launching ASUS VideoSecurity..................................38
4.4
Setup.........................................................................40
4.4.1 Main..................................................................40
4.4.2 Mode................................................................43
4.4.3 Email setting....................................................45
4.4.4 Record setting..................................................49
4.4.5 Device..............................................................50
4.4.6 Skype Setting...................................................52
4.5
Video Source..............................................................55
4.6
Set Detect region......................................................56
4.7
Limitations.................................................................59
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
•
This device must accept any interference received including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics
card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes
or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communication Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
•
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure
that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the
signal cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables
from the existing system before you add a device.
•
Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in
your area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical
outlet you are using, contact your local power company.
•
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself.
Contact a qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
•
Before installing devices on your motherboard, carefully read all the
manuals that came with the package.
•
Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly
connected and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any
damage, contact your dealer immediately.
•
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away
from connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
•
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
•
Place the product on a stable surface.
•
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Macrovision Corporation Product Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is
protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual
property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights
owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized
by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited
viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation.
Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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About this guide
Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task. IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a
task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1.
ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. The ASUS websites are listed in the
ASUS Contact Information on the inside front cover of this installation
guide.
2.
Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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1. ASUS Splendid
1.1 System Requirements
•
For PCI-Express system with PCI-Express graphic card installed:
Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz processor or equivalent AMD processor or
above
•
For AGP system with AGP graphic card installed:
Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz processor or equivalent AMD processor or
above
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256MB system memory or above
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Windows 2000 Professional Edition with SP4 or Windows XP
Professional/Home Edition with SP2
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DirectX 9.0 or above
•
After ASUS NVIDIA series or ATI series latest display driver installed,
users should install ASUS Enhanced Display Driver version 1.16 or
above.
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An LCD or CRT monitor with 60 Hz refresh rate.
1.2 Introduction
The ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement Technology significantly improves
the display quality of your system. Use this option to adjust the contrast,
mode, or enhance display region.
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1.3 Launching ASUS Splendid
To launch ASUS Splendid:
1.
Click the Start > Control Panel, and then find Display option. From
the Display Properties dialog box, select the Settings tab then click
Advanced. The following window appears (see the figure on the next
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2.
Select ASUS tab > ASUS Splendid to display the following.
Click for help
Click to enable
or disable ASUS
Splendid
Click to adjust
Dynamic Contrast*
Click to set region*
Click to select mode
(see table below for
details)
Preview screen
* Set Region
The options of Set Region are: All, Left only and Right only
* Dynamic Contrast
With the Dynamic Contrast feature, ASUS Splendid is able to intelligently
adjust the contrast according to the content on the screen. Whether it is
the dark objects in the dark background or the light objects in the light
background, ASUS Splendid is able to process without losing the detail.
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Splendid Mode Table
MODE
Description
Enriched
Recommended for home entertainment systems.
Vivid Colors Enhances saturation and contrast for a more
saturated color.
Theater Softer contrast for a theater-like effect.
Crystal Clear Detailed enhancement with a bright effect.
3.
Click OK to effect changes.
1.4 Limitation
1.
The ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement Technology works only when
the video has the overlay surface feature.
2.
ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement Technology support video of the
following pixel formats:
YUY2
UYVY
YV12
YVU9
NV12
3.
In PCI-E system, the maximum resolution of the video which ASUS
Splendid Video Enhancement Technology can support is 1280x720.
4.
In AGP system, the maximum resolution of the video which ASUS
Splendid Video Enhancement Technology can support is 720x480.
5.
The QuickTime player won’t have ASUS Splendid effect because it
does not use the overlay surface to play video.
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2. ASUS GamerOSD
ASUS GamerOSD allows you to share real-time gaming experience while
playing full-screen games. Users can remotely monitor a live broadcast
using the Internet Explorer browser. With the GamerOSD, you can also
adjust GPU clock and image quality without exiting games.
2.1 System Requirements
•
Intel® Pentium™ III CPU or above
•
ASUS graphic card (Users who use graphic card of other brands can
only use GamerOSD for 30 days)
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60MB avialble hard disk space or above
•
256MB system memory or above
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DirectX 9.0a or above
•
Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2, Vista
2.2 Enabling ASUS GamerOSD
After installing ASUS GamerOSD from the software CD, you must enable
this utility for first time usage.
To launch ASUS GamerOSD:
1.
Right click on the empty space of Windows® desktop and select
Properties. From the Display Properties dialog box, select the Settings
tab then click Advanced.
2.
Select the ASUS tab then ASUS OSD to display the options (see the
figure on the next page).
3.
Click the Enable ASUS OSD check box.
4.
Click on the Hotkey textbox then press desired keys. The Ctrl and Alt
keys are default keys.
5.
Click OK to apply settings and exit or click Apply. Click Cancel if you
want to discard settings and exit.
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2.3 User Interface
2.3.1
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3D Display Setting
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O. C. Mode
When the current overclocking function is controlled by GamerOSD,
the item shows Manual. If the HyperDrive feature in ASUS SmartDoctor
is enabled, this item shows HyperDrive to suggest that the
overclocking function is controlled by SmartDoctor.
Show FPS
Sets to show/hide FPS on your monitor and choose where to display.
Configuration options: OFF, L/T (left top), R/T (right top), R/B (right
bottom), L/B (left bottom).
FPS Text Color
Changes the text color of the FPS.
Configuration options: R (red), G (green), B (blue), Y (yellow), W
(white).
GPU Speed
Allows you to adjust the GPU speed.
Enable Display Adjustment
Press the right arrow key to enable and the left arrow key to disable
this function. The following three items become configurable when
you enable Display Adjustment.
Gamma
Adjust the current Gamma value of the game.
Brightness
Adjust the current brightness of the game.
Contrast
Adjust the current contrast of the game.
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2.3.2
Video Capturing
Capture Mode
Shows Movie if you select Movie in the GamerOSD setup menu. This
item shows Broadcast if you previously select Broadcast.
Start/Stop
When the Movie mode is selected, this item shows the hotkeys for
starting/stopping recording games. In Broadcast mode, this item
shows N/A.
Current Client(s)
Shows 0 in Movie mode. In Broadcast mode, this item shows the
number of connected viewers watching your broadcast.
Capture Size
Shows the resolution of the captured videos. This item is set in
Advanced Setting in the GamerOSD setup menu.
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Capture Rate
Shows the frame rate of the captured videos. This item is set in
Advanced Setting in the GamerOSD setup menu.
Start Capturing
In Movie mode, press the right/left arrow key or
the set hotkeys to start/stop recording games. A
red blinking dot appears on the bottom left corner
of your screen whe recording. The recorded
videos are automatically saved to the Movie folder
and named by date.
In Broadcast mode, press the right/left arrow key to start/stop
broadcasting games.
2.3.3
Screenshots
Screenshot Mode
Allows you to shift the image capturing mode between Single and
Multiple.
Files Format
Allows you to select the image files format.
Configuration options: bmp, gif, jpg.
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The following two items are enabled when you select Multiple screenshot
mode.
Capture Numbers
Allows you to set the number of screenshots captured consecutively.
Configuration options: 3, 4, ~ 9, 10.
Capture Interval (sec)
Allows you to set the capture interval by second.
Configuration options: 1, 2, ~ 5.
Hot Key
Shows the hotkeys for capturing screens. Press the set hotkeys
to capture screens. The images are automatically saved to the
ScreenShot folder and named by date.
2.4 Using GamerOSD
2.4.1
Using 3D Display Function
To benchmark the graphic card performance while playing games:
1.
Start a full-screen DirectX or OpenGL game.
2.
Launch GamerOSD (Ctrl+Alt+O)
3.
Select Show FPS from the 3D Display Setting.
4.
Choose where on the screen to display the FPS, the options include
L/T (Left/Top), R/T (Right/Top), L/B (Left/Bottom) and R/B (Right/
bottom).
5.
Choose the text colour for FPS, the options include R (Red), G (Green),
B (Blue) and Y (Yellow).
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To overclock while playing games:
1.
Start a full-screen DirectX or OpenGL game.
2.
Launch GamerOSD (Ctrl+Alt+O)
3.
Select GPU Speed from the 3D Display Setting.
4.
Use the Left/Right keys on your keyboard to decrease/increase GPU
speed.
5.
Check the FPS information to see if the current GPU speed is set
properly.
2.4.2
Using Video Capturing Function
To capture the video of your playing games:
1.
Start a full-screen DirectX or OpenGL game.
2.
Launch GamerOSD (Ctrl+Alt+O)
3.
Using the Left/Right keys on your keyboard to adjust the Capture Size
and Capture Rate. The available Capture Size are 320x240, 640x480
and 720x480, the available Capture Rate are 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30
fps.
4.
Using hot keys or select Start Capturing to start record.
5.
The default format of the video is WMA, if you want to change
to other format, click the GamerOSD icon from your desktop task
bar. From the menu appears, click Advanced Setting to display the
Advanced Setting menu, find the Movie Format bar, then choose WMA
or XviD MPEG-4 from the drop down list.
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5.
The default format of the video is WMA, if you want to change to
other format, click the GamerOSD (figure 1) icon from your desktop
task bar. From the menu appears (figure 2), click Advanced Setting to
display the Advanced Setting menu (figure 3), find the Movie Format
bar, then choose WMA or XviD MPEG-4 from the drop down list.
figure 2
figure 1
figure 3
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6.
Set the Sound Capture Device. Normally, GamerOSD automatically find
your sound capture device. Configure this item only when GamerOSD
cannot find a sound capture device or the recorded video has no
sound.
C-Media Device
7.
To set hotkeys, click
Screen Shot bars.
To view the saved movie and screen shot, click Movie or Screen Shot
bar.
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behind GamerOSD, Record Movie and
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To broadcast games with GamerOSD:
1.
Choose Broadcast and then click Start Broadcast bar.
An icon appears in the desktop task bar showing that Broadcast is
enabled.
2.
Choose Broadcast and then click Start Broadcast bar.
An icon appears in the desktop task bar showing that Broadcast is
enabled.
3.
Start a full-screen DirectX or OpenGL game.
4.
Launch GamerOSD (Ctrl+Alt+O).
5.
Select Start Capturing from the Video Capturing screen.
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6.
If you want to adjust the Capture Size and Capture Rate while playing
games, click the GamerOSD icon on the right bottom of the screen in
the windows task bar, then click Advanced Settings.
To let your friends watch your game on broadcast simultaneously
Find your IP address on the top of the GamerOSD screen (see figure below)
and tell your friend the IP address.
To watch your game playing broadcasting, you friend needs to complete
the following steps:
1.
Launch Internet Explorer.
2.
Go to Tools > Internet Options.
3.
From the Internet Options dialog box, select the Security tab then
click the Trusted Sites icon.
4.
Click Sites to display the Trusted sites window.
5.
Key in the Internet Protocol (IP) of the broadcast host on the text box
then click Add.
6.
Click OK when done or Cancel to discard changes.
7.
Click Custom Level to display the Security Settings window.
8.
Enable all items then click OK.
9.
Click OK to exit the Internet Options dialog box.
10. Open the IE explorer again and enter your IP address in the address
bar and your friend can start to watch your game on broadcast.
2.4.3
Using Screenshots Function
To use the Screenshots function:
1.
Start a full-screen DirectX or OpenGL game.
2.
Launch GamerOSD (Ctrl+Alt+O).
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3.
Select the Screenshot Mode, File Format, Capture Numbers and
Capture Interval (see the figure below).
4.
Press the hotkeys to start capturing game playing screen.
5.
Users can change the hotkeys and view the screen captures using the
interface below.
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3.
ASUS SmartDoctor
ASUS SmartDoctor is a powerful utility designed to perform three major
functions including: overclocking, monitoring, and cooling.
3.1
System Requirements
•
Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/XP64/Vista32
•
Minimum Hard Disk Space: 20MB
•
Hardware: ASUS ATI Series Graphics Cards, ASUS NVIDIA Series
Graphics Cards
•
Software: ASUS GamerOSD
Some functions metioned in this manual are only available when ASUS
GamerOSD is installed.
ASUS SmartDoctor does not support ATI RADEON LE and SE graphics
cards.
ASUS SmartDocotor provides only the overclocking feature if your
graphics card does not have a monitor IC.
3.2
Features
•
Monitors graphic chip temperature, fan speed, and voltage.
•
Notifies user about irregular hardware events, such as temperature
overheat, fan malfunction, and out-of-safe-range voltage.
•
Smartly cools down the graphic chip when the graphics chip
temperature is over the threshold temperature.
•
Automatically adjusts the fan speed according to the GPU
temperature.
•
Allows adjustment of monitor values to fit the system requirement.
•
Allows manual adjustment of GPU core and memory clock.
Some functions mentioned in this manual are available only when
ASUS GamerOSD is installed. If the ASUS GamerOSD is not installed,
SmartDoctor will display a warning message after starting SmartDoctor.
SmartDoctor warning message when system does not install ASUS GamerOSD
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3.3
Launching ASUS SmartDoctor
The ASUS SmartDoctor utility is a memory resident program that is
launched everytime you start Windows and remain in the computer memory
to check the graphics card status. To access the ASUS SmartDoctor menu
and its functions, double-click on the SmartDoctor icon found on the
Windows taskbar, or from Start > program list.
Voltage status tab
VGA status
Temperature
status tab
Fan speed tab
GPU clock slider
Memory clock slider
Setup
Default
clock
Set clock
• For graphics cards with a monitor IC that only supports GPU
temperature monitoring, ASUS SmartDoctor provides the
overclocking and fan control functions only. For graphics cards
without a monitor IC, ASUS SmartDoctor provides the overclocking
function only
3.4
Voltage status
Click the Voltage status tab to display the voltage status of your graphics
card.
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• The AGP bus VDDQ voltage and AGP bus 3.3 voltage should be supplied steadily by your motherboard. Otherwise, your system will crash.
• The FB VDDQ voltage item is grayed or disabled if your graphics card does not support voltage monitoring for this item.
3.5
Temperature status
Click the Temperature status tab to display the GPU and RAM temperature
status of your graphics card.
If your graphics card does not support RAM temperature monitoring, the
item is grayed or disabled.
3.6
Fan speed status
Click the Fan speed tab to display the current fan speed of your graphics
card.
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3.7
Engine and memory clock settings
You can manually adjust the graphics card engine (GPU) and memory clock
to enhance your graphics card performance.
To adjust the engine and memory clock:
1.
Move the Engine clock slider to adjust the engine clock.
2.
Move the Memory clock slider to adjust the memory clock.
Engine clock slider
Memory clock slider
3.
Press Set/Test button.
4.
SmartDoctor displays a warning message. Click OK.
5.
The engine clock you set appears on a dialog box. Click OK.
6. A 2D test program is launched to test the clock settings. The settings
will be saved only if it passes the testing.
Right click the main dialog box and check Use clock settings after
reboot to apply the GPU and memory clock settings.
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• The overclocking function does not work with the A9200SE/LE and
A9600SE graphics cards.
• ASUS do not provide any warranty or support for any damage
caused by improper use of this utility. Use this feature carefully.
Before using this feature, carefully read the instructions.
3.8
Advanced setup features
To launch the SmartDoctor Settings dialog box, click
SmartDoctor menu.
3.8.1
on the
Settings
To change the settings, click the Settings tab from the SmartDoctor
Settings dialog box.
Monitor Settings
To change monitor settings:
1.
Set Monitor polling time interval.
2.
Click the check box to enable or disable any of the monitor setting
features.
3.
Click Apply or OK to save settings.
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Monitor polling time interval
ASUS SmartDoctor constantly monitors your graphics card hardware
status. You can determine how often the SmartDoctor detects the monitor
values by selecting the time interval from the dropdown list of Monitor
polling time interval. For example, if you set the monitor polling time
interval to 5 seconds, SmartDoctor will detect the monitor values every 5
seconds.
Enable Overheat Protection
When enabled, ASUS SmartDoctor automatically decreases your GPU
clock whenever an abnormal event is detected to prevent further GPU
temperature increase.
Click the check box to enable or disable overheat protection feature.
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Disable Warning when running 3D games
SmartDoctor provides an option to disable warning when running 3D games.
When enabled, ASUS SmartDoctor will not prompt a warning message until
you exit playing 3D games.
Click the checkbox to enable or disable Disable warning when running 3D
games.
The Disable warning when running 3D games option is only available when
the ASUS enhanced driver is installed in your system.
Minimize SmartDoctor after running 3D games
SmartDoctor provides an option to Minimize SmartDoctor after running 3D
games. When enabled, ASUS SmartDoctor will minimize after you play 3D
games.
Click the checkbox to enable or disable Minimize SmartDoctor after running
3D games. SmartDoctor sets this option default value is enable.
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The Minimize SmartDoctor after running 3D games option is only available
when the ASUS enhanced driver is installed in your system.
Minimize SmartDoctor at next reboot
SmartDoctor provides an option of Minimize SmartDoctor at next reboot.
When enabled, ASUS SmartDoctor will minimize after next reboot.
Click the checkbox to enable or disable Minimize SmartDoctor at next
reboot feature.
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3.8.2
Monitor
To change voltage, temperature, and fan monitor settings:
1.
Click the Monitor tab from the SmartDoctor Settings dialog box.
Voltage Alarm Settings
•
Click the check box to enable or disable the alarm for AGPVDDQ (for
AGP cards) or PCIE 12V (for PCIe cards), VCC, FBVDDQ or VCORE
voltages.
•
Move the slider to adjust the Voltage Error Bound percentage. For
example, if you set the error bound to 15%, SmartDoctor will set the
safe range of AGPVDDQ from 1.28(1.5 - 0.22) to 1.72(1.5 + 0.22).
When SmartDoctor detects the AGPVDDQ value is above 1.72 or
below 1.28, it displays an abnormal event message.
Temperature Alarm Settings
•
Click the check box to enable or disable the alarm for the GPU and
Video RAM temperature.
•
When enabled, you can move the slider to adjust the GPU or Video
RAM alarm temperature.
Fan Alarm Settings
•
Click the check box to enable or disable the Fan speed alarm.
•
When enabled, you can move the slider to adjust the fan speed.
Click the Default button to load optimum values for stable performance.
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2.
Click Apply to apply settings or click OK to save settings and exit.
Click Cancel to discard changes and exit.
For graphics cards with a monitor IC supporting GPU temperature
monitoring only, ASUS SmartDoctor only provides the overclocking and
fan control functions.
3.8.3
Fan Control
To change the fan control settings:
1.
Click the Fan Control tab from the SmartDoctor Settings dialog box.
2.
Click the option buttons to select fan control feature. The fan control
has three features: Manual mode, SmartCooling, and Auto Fan Control.
Manual mode - To manually change the fan speed by adjusting the
slider of each temperature mode.
Enable Smartcooling - SmartDoctor will automatically adjust the fan
speed according to the GPU temperature. For example, if the GPU
temperature rises over 60 degrees Celsius, SmartDoctor will raise
the fan speed to the fastest level to cool the GPU. Move the slider
to adjust the temperature for fan speeds or click Default to load
optimum settings.
Auto Fan Control - SmartDoctor automatically adjusts the fan speeds
for optimum performance.
The Fan Control tab is not displayed if your graphics card does not
support the Fan Speed Control feature.
4.
Click Apply to apply settings or click OK to save settings and exit.
Click Cancel to exit and discard changes.
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Manual mode
In manual mode, you can set the fan speed at a fixed rate. Using the fan
power level slider to adjust the fan speed. Setting the power level to 100%
means that the fan will run at full speed, while 0% will stop the fan.
Only V9180 series or newer models support this feature. .
Enable Smartcooling
SmartCooling adjusts the fan speed according to the GPU temperature.
When SmartCooling is enabled, you have to define the temperature
boundaries for SmartCooling.
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There are five fan speed levels and four temperature boundaries (see the
figure below). When the GPU temperature goes beyond 40 degrees Celsius,
ASUS SmartCooling will cool down the GPU with the full fan speed (Fastest
level). When the temperature falls between 40 and 35 degrees Celsius, the
fan speed will be set at fast level.
Click the Default button to restore default temperature boundary settings.
Auto Fan Control
When you enable Auto Fan Control feature, the fan speed will adjust
automatically according to GPU Clock.
There are different fan speed levels (eg. medium, fast and fastest). The
default value of the fan speed is medium. The fan speed automatically rises
when GPU clock speed rises (see the figure on the next page), and also
adjust to the fastest level while playing 3D games.
This feature is only available when the ASUS GamerOSD driver is
installed.
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3.8.4
HyperDrive
ASUS HyperDrive is a dynamic overclocking mechanism that allows
overclocking manually. When this feature is enabled, the GPU and video
memory will work at the speed you set. Under some circumstanceshowever, you may want your graphics card to work at different clock
speeds to get the best possible performance. If you enable ASUS
HyperDrive, the slider in the main page for manual overclock will be
disabled.
ASUS do not provide any warranty or support for the damages caused
by improper using of this utility. Read the relevant instructions carefully.
To change the ASUS HyperDrive settings:
1.
Click the HyperDrive tab from the SmartDoctor Settings dialog box.
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ASUS HyperDrive
To activate HyperDrive:
1.
Click the Enable HyperDrive check box to enable or disable the
HyperDrive feature.
2.
Click the option buttons to select the HyperDrive Mode.
This page just only shows in version 4.54 and later.
HyperDrive Modes
A. 3D Game mode - In 3D Game mode, ASUS SmartDoctor
automatically sets the GPU clock to its highest possible value when
playing 3D games for better 3D performance. It reverts to its
normal GPU core clock after playing 3D games. Make sure to install
the ASUS Enhanced driver when using the HyperDrive 3D mode.
B. CPU usage mode - When set to this mode, ASUS SmartDoctor
dynamically adjusts the GPU core clock depending on the Central
Processing Unit (CPU) work load. ASUS SmartDoctor increases the
GPU core clock when the CPU is busy and decreases it when your
CPU is idle.
C. GPU Temperature mode - In Temperature mode, ASUS
SmartDoctor smartly adjusts the GPU clock according to its
temperature. If the GPU temperature increases, ASUS SmartDoctor
automatically decreases the GPU core clock, and vice versa.
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GPU temperature mode
With the ASUS SmartCooling feature, the four temperature boundaries in
the Fan Control page also defines the SmartDoctor thresholds for the GPU
clock. In this mode, the lower the temperature, the better performance you
can have.
3.
When the HyperDrive is enabled, you can enable the Manual
HyperDrive Clock Rate and move the slider to adjust the frequency.
4.
Click Default to load optimum settings.
5.
Click Apply to apply settings or click OK to save settings and exit.
Click Cancel discard changes and exit.
Manual Overclocking rate for HyperDrive
Follow the steps below to set the engine Overclocking rate for HyperDrive:
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ASUS do not provide any warranty or support for the damages caused
by improper using of this feature.
1.
Click to enable “Enable Manual HyperDrive Clock Rate”, then
SmartDoctor displays “Manual OverClocking Rate for HyperDrive”
warning message.
2.
Click OK button on the warning message.
3.
Adjust “Manual HyperDrive Clock Rate” slider to obtain desired clock
value.
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4.
Click OK button.
If you disable “enable Manual HyperDrive Clock Rate” box, the engine
Overclocking rate for HyperDrive is set to the default value.
The default value for each ASUS graphics cards is different.
3.9
Abnormal Events
There are three type of abnormal events : unstable voltages, temperature
overheat, and fan malfunction. When ASUS SmartDoctor detects an
abnormal event, it will display a warning message on the upper-left side of
the dialog box.
If you want ASUS SmartDoctor to inform you of abnormal events, enable
the alarm settings in the monitor page.
You can check the Enable Overheat protection or Disable Warning When
Running 3D games in the setting page to facilitate abnormal event
notification.
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3.10
Information
The information tab displays the Model name, Chip Name, Memory Size,
BIOS etc. information of your graphics.
The information page can not be displayed with some graphic cards.
3.11
Terminology
Overheat Protection
Overheat protection is an emergency mechanism that protect your
graphics cards whenever an overheat or fan malfunction is detected. Also,
ASUS SmartDoctor smartly cools down the graphic chip by decreasing the
core clock to prevent further temperature increase.
SmartCooling
SmartCooling automatically adjusts the fan speed according to the
GPU temperature. With this feature, you can define the SmartDoctor
temperature threshold. With the Smart cooling enabled, the fan will not
always run at full speed thus greatly reducing fan noise and extending its
lifetime.
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HyperDrive
ASUS SmartDoctor allows you to set the GPU and memory clocks manually.
With the HyperDrive function enabled, ASUS SmartDoctor takes over the
overclocking job. It will fine tune the GPU clock according to the HyperDrive
mode. For example, when 3D mode is set, ASUS SmartDoctor will
automatically increase the GPU clock when running 3D graphics for better
performance.
NOTE: For some models do not support HyperDrive.
ASUS GamerOSD
The ASUS GamerOSD is for better 2D/3D graphics performance. It also
provides some features necessary for various ASUS utilities, including
SmartDoctor, GameFace and OSD(On Screen Display). Refer to your manual
for details.
GPU
A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a microprocessor that has been
designed for processing 3D graphics. The processor is capable of handling
millions of math-intensive processes per second. The GPU is the heart of
modern graphics cards, relieving the CPU much of the graphics processing
load.
VCC
The supply voltage on a graphics card from AGP or PCIE bus. The standard
voltage value should be around 3.3V.
VCore
The supply voltage for the GPU on a graphics card. The standard VCore
voltage value is slightly different from model to model.
FBVDDQ
The working voltage of the memory on a graphics card. The standard
FBVDDQ voltage value is memory-dependent.
NOTE: For some models do not monitor FBVDDQ value, ASUS SmartDoctor
will disable the FBVDDQ item on the voltage page
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AGPVDDQ
The working voltage of the AGP bus on the motherboard. The standard
VDDQ voltage value depends on the AGP speed running on your system.
NOTE: For some models do not monitor AGPVDDQ value, ASUS
SmartDoctor will disable the AGPVDDQ item on the voltage page. ex:
V9520 Video Suite and V9560 Video Suite
PCIE 12V
The working voltage of the PCIE bus on the motherboard. The standard
voltage value should be around 12V.
NOTE: For some models do not monitor PCIE 12V value, ASUS SmartDoctor
will disable the PCIE 12V item on the voltage page. ex EN5900
The information tab displays the Model name, Chip Name, Memory Size,
BIOS etc. information of your graphics.
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4.
ASUS VideoSecurity Online
4.1
System Requirements
Software:
• Microsoft WINDOWS 2000/XP/Vista with DirectX 9.0a or above.
• WDM Capture Driver for your capture devices.
• Internet Connection with Microsoft IE 6 SP1 or above.
• Microsoft Media Player 9.0 or above.
Hardware:
• Video capture devices, like Webcams, CCD, V8 or Hi-8, which
support UYVY video format.
• A sound card or chip on-board is necessary if you want to use play
the warning wave file.
Please also see ReadMe.txt for more details.
4.2
What’s New
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•
VideoSecurity Online now works with all kinds of video capture
devices, which support UYVY video format. It can also handles many
different video connectors or interfaces such as USB, IEEE1394.
•
When VideoSecurity Online detects something abnormal, it starts
tracing the object and record its movement.
•
A more user friendly History Logging interface gives you a clear idea
of what’s going on.
•
Remote monitoring. Using web browser and ASUS WebRTP ActiveX
control, you will be able to receive the streaming video data that has
been transmitted from your local system through the Internet.
•
New VideoSecurity Online supports dual devices with the functionality
of preview, motion detection, tracing, snapshot, video recording
and remote surveillance. It displays the History, Screen, Main panel
windows in one screen, makes operating more convenient.
•
VideoSecurity supports SkypeOut through Skype and brings users
convenience.
4.3
Launching ASUS VideoSecurity
To launch ASUS VideoSecurity:
From the Windows taskbar, click the Start button then select All Programs
-> ASUS -> ASUS Video Security ‑> ASUS Video Security to display the
following menu.
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Setup: opens the Setup dialog. You can’t change settings while
VideoSecurity Online is executing watchdog or tracing function.
Video source: changes the Video connector type.
Set detect region: use mouse to drag a rectangular region you want to
detect.
ASUS VideoSecurity Online supports two video sizes, 320x240 and
640x480. Click to change the size.
History: When VideoSecurity Online detects any abnormal event, it records
the date, time and other information.
VideoSecurity Online working modes includes Standby, Watchdog and
Tracing.
•
StandBy: in this mode, VideoSecurity Online does nothing but
broadcast the video. You can only change settings in this mode.
•
WatchDog: press Start to start detecting. You can press the Stop
button to switch to the Standby mode.
•
Tracing: When the tracing option is enabled, VideoSecurity Online
starts trying catch the motion object(s), which cause any unusual
situation. Users can manually stop tracing. VideoSecurity Online also
stops tracing when the object is too small.
•
Streaming: When Enable HTTP server option is enabled, ASUS
VideoSecurity Online starts streaming if any remote client is
connected to your local system. The streaming will be stopped while
there’s no client connection to your local system. To manually stop
streaming, press the Stop button.
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4.4
Setup
To display the ASUS VideoSecurity setup window, click
from the ASUS VideoSecurity menu.
4.4.1
Main
The main settings section allows you to adjust the detecting sensibility,
detecting interval and working directory. This section also contains the
check boxes to enable various features including the alarm, autorun, use of
multi-devices, and setting of detecting delay. You can also set the detect
region and windows style in this section.
To modify the Main setup options, click Main Setting from the Video
Security setup dialog box. The following submenu appears:
Adjusting the detecting sensibility parameter
To adjust the detecting sensibility:
Move the slider to adjust the Detecting sensibility parameter. This item
sets the receptibility of VideoSecurity to environment changes.
- OR Press Default to set pre-assigned values based on normal light and
temperature conditions.
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• Temperature and lighting may affect monitoring. • The quality of the video capture device is also very important in setting the sensibility. • Test different values to fine-tune this parameter for optimum
performance.
Setting the detecting interval parameter
To set the detecting interval parameter:
Move the Detecting interval slider. The interval (times/sec) or scan rate
has four configuration options: 1 times/sec, 2 times/sec, 3 times/sec and
4 times/sec.
- OR Click Default to set the recommended scan rate.
The default value of Detecting interval is 2 frames/sec. The higher the scan
rate is, the more accuracy the detection could be, the more CPU usage you
need. If you want VideoSecurity Online and other applications (like Office,
network) to run simultaneously, choose a lower scan rate to release CPU
usage to other applications.
Set to a higher scan rate for a more accurate detection. Setting the working directory
To set the working directory:
Key in the working directory on the textbox or click Browse to locate and
set the working directory.
The default working directory is C:\VideoSec, if Windows roots in disk
C. Everytime you launch ASUS VideoSecurity, a new folder is created.
The folder filename indicates the current time and date the application
was launched. For example, “2005.06.16_04.20.10” means that ASUS
VideoSecurity was launched on June 06, 2005 at 4:20:10 AM.
Do not change the working directory name while ASUS VideoSecurity is
running. Doing so will cause a runtime error!
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Setting other features
To enable or disable the autorun feature, alarm, use of multi-devices and/or
set the detecting delay:
•
Click the Autorun detect when program run check box to
enable or disable the autorun feature of ASUS VideoSecurity.
When this item is enabled, VideoSecurity Online will auto-run
when system boots. This option is helpful when you use remote
control over your computer.
•
Click the Enable alarm check box to enable or disable the alarm
feature. When this item is enabled, VideoSecurity Online can alert
user when VideoSecurity Online detects any unusual condition.
Before use this option, make sure your PC has properly installed
a sound card.
•
Click the Delay detecting for XXX seconds check box to
enable or disable the delay feature when a motion is detected.
Key in or click the arrows to set the delay (in seconds).
•
Click the Enable multi-devices check box to enable or disable the
alarm feature. This option allows you to switch to single device
mode or double devices mode for VideoSecurity Online.
Setting the detection region
To set the detect region, click the Detect Region option buttons.
If you select Full Window, VideoSecurity Online will monitor the whole
visible area. If you select User Defined Region, VideoSecurity Online
will only detect changes within the specific region you set. The default
value is Full window.
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Setting the Windows display style
To set the Windows display style, click the Window Style option buttons.
Make sure to click OK after making changes.
4.4.2
Mode
The Mode section allows you to configure the Detecting and Tracing
method. To modify the mode settings, click the Mode item from the ASUS
VideoSecurity setup dialog box. The following submenu appears:
Setting the detecting mode
To set the detecting mode:
Click the option button of your desired mode. The following describes the
available configuration options:
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•
Stay in the detecting mode until users press “Stop” - when a condition
is detected, VideoSecurity will continue detecting the region until you
press the Stop button on the main menu.
•
Leave the detecting mode whenever the number of conditions reaches
n times - this option allows you to set the maximum number of
conditions n before VideoSecurity stops detecting a region. To set
n, key in your desired number in the text box or click the arrows to
adjust the desired maximum number.
•
Leave the detecting mode immediately - This is the default option.
If any unusual condition is detected, VideoSecurity Online stops
watchdog function immediately.
Setting the tracing method
To set the tracing method:
Click the Start tracing whenever a condition is detected check box to have
VideoSecurity Online not only detects conditions, but also can trace the
motion object. The tracing modes are:
•
•
Stop tracing when user’s press “Stop” - When there is an event,
VideoSecurity online starts to trace the motion object(s) and prompt
a Tracing Box to provide you with more options.
Stop tracing when the target stays still for
x seconds - automatically
x seconds. To
stops tracing when the detect region remains still for
set x, key in the number in the text box or click the arrows keys to
adjust value.
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Make sure to click OK after making changes.
When Tracing Box prompts, users can snapshot or capture
by themselves, all the recorded files are saved at the current
working directory you specified.
4.4.3
Email setting
The Email setting section contains the email parameters necessary to
send an email when the email alarm feature is enabled. To modify the
email settings, click the Email Setting item from the setup dialog box. The
following submenu appears:
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Using the email warning feature
To use the email warning feature:
1. From the Main Setting section, click to check Enable alarm.
2.
Click the Email Setting item from the setup dialog box then click to
enable Send out an email as warning.
3.
Key in the email address(es) of the recipient(s), the subject, and body
content. The following describes these email parameters:
• To
• CC
• BCC
• Subject
• Body
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4.
Click Sending Mail Settings to configure the email parameters. The
following window appears:
If necessary,
consult your system
administrator for
authorization and
other server parameter
settings.
Server
Contains the parameters and protocols necessary to send your
email. Key in the host name/address, port number, mail address,
authentication method, username, and password. The following
describes the server parameters:
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Host Name/Address - refers to the simple mail transfer protocol
(SMTP) server address that is used to transfer mail over the Internet.
Example: exchange.companyname.com or 149.112.144.153.
Port Number - the number identifying the type of connection
requested by a remote computer on the Internet. The default value is
25.
Mail Address - refers to the sender’s email address.
Authentication method - refers to preferred server authentication
method when checking the user name and password.
Username - refers to your user account name.
Password - secret set of characters and/or numbers required to
access a computer system. In this case, to allow you to send and
receive emails.
Misc
The Misc group contains miscellaneous parameters and server
settings. Refer to the following parameter descriptions:
Auto Connect to the Internet - when enabled, the utility will check
if an Internet connection already exists. If the connection between
the IP you bind and the destination mail server can’t be established,
the utility will automatically dial-up. Click the check box to enable or
disable this feature.
Bind to - selects your local IP to bind for Internet connection. Click the
list box to select IP.
Encoding - sets the encoding method for the character set of email
sent. Click the list box to select encoding method.
Send All messages MIME encoded - allows support for
multipurpose Internet mail extensions (MIME) character sets. Click the
check box to enable or disable this feature.
Send All messages as HTML - allows you to send your messages in
hypertext markup language (HTML) format. Click the check box to
enable or disable this feature.
Message Priority - sets the email message priority level. Click the
check box to enable or disable this feature.
5.
Click OK to save the configuration or Cancel to abort.
6.
Click Test Mail to test your email configuration.
7.
When finished, click OK to save settings and exit.
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4.4.4
Record setting
The Record setting section contains parameters that allows you to
configure the recording duration whenever condition is detected. To set
the recording parameters, click the Record setting item from the setup
dialog box. The following submenu appears:
To set the recording parameters:
1.
Click to enable Start recording whenever there’s an unusual condition
occurs.
2.
When enabled, key in or use the arrows to set the recording duration
in seconds. The default value is 2 seconds.
3.
Click OK to save settings and exit.
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4.4.5
Device
The Device section allows you to set the video capture devices and color
settings. To select a video capture device or adjust color settings, click the
Device Setting item from the ASUS VideoSecurity setup dialog box. The
following sub-menu appears:
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Configuring capture device
To configure device:
1.
Click the Devices list box to select video capture device.
2.
Click the Video Standard list box to set the video standard in your
area.The default video standard is chosen based on your system
location.
3.
Move the slider to adjust the brightness, saturation, contrast or color
hue. Click on the Default button to restore the default settings.
- OR -
Click Default to load recommended values.
4.
Click OK to save settings and exit.
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4.4.6
Skype Setting
Enable Skype: When enabled, ASUS VideoSecurity will work with Skype. If
detects something wrong, users could be notified by Skype.
Before using this function, users need to install Skype in their system and
configure well.
When enabling Skype function in the first time, a dialog box pops up as the
following. Please select “Allow this program to use Skype”, and then click
OK. If you select “Do not allow this program to use Skype”, VideoSecurity
will be blocked from hosting Skype.
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Video settings of Skype need to be
configured, and please check the steps
as followings:
1.
Launch Skype.
2.
Click [Tools] tab and select
[Options…].
3.
Click “Video” in the left part.
4.
Select “Select webcam:” and choose “ASUSTek Video Capture Filter”.
5.
Click “Enable Skype Video” and “Start my video automatically”.
6.
Click Save.
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The operation of remote surveillance from Skype looks like as followings
(figure 1, 2 and 3).
If we have two webcams enabled in the server, we could use chat command
“change source” (see figure 3) to switch the webcam you want to see.
figure 1: home PC
figure 2: remote side PC
figure 3: remote side PC
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4.5
Video Source
The Video Source lists available video devices installed to your system.
When available, you can exchange the different video source types.
Video source setting
To set the video source:
1.
Click Video Source from the VideoSecurity main menu.
2.
From the pop-up menu, select from the available video sources. The
selected video source output is displayed on the upper screen.
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4.6
Set detect region
The Detect Region is a user-defined area or areas that VideoSecurity will
monitor for condition changes.
To configure the detect region properties, click Set detect region from the
VideoSecurity main menu. The following dialog box appears.
To set detect region:
1.
From the Main Setting section, select User Defined of the Detect
Region group.
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2.
Click Set detect region from the VideoSecurity main menu to display
Shape Properties dialog box.
3.
Click the option buttons to select the region type.
4.
Click option buttons to select shape type.
5.
Click option buttons to select the draw mode.
6.
Click OK to apply settings.
7.
Click and drag the mouse on an area to set detect region.
Detect region
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You can set up to a maximum of ten (10) detect regions.
8.
Click
to begin surveillance.
History
Contains the list of recorded conditions in the detect region. The following
labels the history section from the main menu.
Click to select previously recorded
conditions
Click to delete all history files
Click to view image or video
Click to delete condition
1.
To select other recorded conditions, click the list box labeled with the
date and time of recording.
2.
To delete a recorded condition stored in another folder, select the
folder from the list box and click
.
3. To preview image or video, click
4.
To delete a recorded condition, click
from a listed condition.
.
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4.7
Limitations
Before using VideoSecurity Online, there are some limitations you have to
understand so that you can appropriately use this application.
•
While using Webcams or CCDs, the high temperature and luminance
sensibility often cause distorted CCDs of the images, which might
result in erroneous detection.
•
If the features (e.g. color, luminance) of the object are much similar
with that of the background, the object might not be detected.
•
The Webcams or CCD cannot successfully capture the object if the
object moves too fast.
•
VideoSecurity Online can only process UYVY, YUY2 and I420 video
format.
•
Due to the limitation of Video Mixing Renderer in Win2000,
VideoSecurity3500 doesn’t support User Defined Motion Detection
and Tracing features in Win2000.
•
VideoSecurity doesn’t support 256 color, we suggest that users run
the program under 16-bit color environment or above.
Known Issues
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If you want to connect two USB devices to the system, we
recommend that you connect them to USB ports of different USB port
modules. Do not use two USB ports in the same USB port module, for
example, using port 1 and 2 at the same time.
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