Chapter 21 NetViewer Software
Chapter 21 NetViewer Software
Use this software to access your DVR remotely over the Internet or within
your local area network. Ensure that you have completed Chapter 18
Remote Access of this manual before trying to access the DVR using this
software.
This software can be downloaded from www.NightOwlSP.com or from the
installation CD that came included with your DVR system. This software is
also used when accessing the DVR through an Internet browser.
If using the Internet, you will have to configure the ActiveX Controls. Follow
the below steps for configuration.
1. Open an internet browser.
2. Go to Tools and select Internet Options.
3. Go to the Security Tab.
4. Select the Custom Level button.
5. Scroll down until you see ActiveX controls and plug-ins.
6. Set every setting to either Enable or Prompt.
7. Now type in http://youripaddress:webport to access your DVR
through the Internet browser.
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NetViewer Login
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IP Address: Using the software on the same network as the DVR,
you will enter the internal IP Address that you assigned to the DVR
in the Chapter 18 Remote Access. Using the software remotely,
you will enter the public IP address.
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Media Port: This will need to be set to 9000.
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User Name: Type in the user name that you created in the
Password menu of the DVR.
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Password: Enter the password that was assigned to the User.
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Network: This indicates if you are using same network (LAN) or
external networks (Internet).
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Login: Select this to Login to the DVR.
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Reset: Select this to reset all information.
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Open all Channels: This will open viewing on all DVR channels.
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NetViewer Interface
Channel Information
The channel names, date and time will be indicated on every channel in
real time.
Menu Bar
This will allow you access to the Live Viewing, Playback screen, Remote
Setting, Local Setting, Firmware Update and Log Out of the software.
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Play Control
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This will stop and play the live video feed.
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This will take a snapshot of the video.
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This will start and stop recording on all channels.
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This will show the different viewing options.
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This will adjust the volume of any audio-enabled
channels.
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PTZ Control
These control settings can only be used for cameras that have the Pan, Tilt,
and Zoom features. A PTZ camera is not included.
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Arrows: These will move the camera manually in the direction of the
arrow.
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Zoom: The + and – zooms the camera in and out.
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Focus: The + and – focuses the camera to have a clear image.
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Iris: The + and – allow you to adjust the type of lens of the camera
to get the best picture in different lighting conditions.
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Speed: This changes the speed of the camera when rotating.
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Pan&Tilt Pos: This is the position that the camera is at before it
moves during the rotation.
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Set PTZ preset positions.
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Go to the selected preset spot.
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Load a previous setting you have configured.
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Save the current preset settings.
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Start PTZ cruise.
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Stop PTZ cruise.
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Playback
This screen will allow you to search, playback, and backup recorded
videos.
To access this menu select the Playback button from the Menu Bar.
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Calendar (Upper right corner): This will show the days with
recordings in bold numbers, select a date to view a file list.
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Refresh: This will refresh the file list when a day has been selected.
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All Channel Drop-Down Menu: This will allow you to sort the file list
by a certain channel.
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All Type Drop-Down Menu: This will allow you to sort the file list by
a certain type of recording such as alarm (motion detection) and
common (continuous).
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Search: This will search the file list for the indicated channel and
recording type.
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File List: This will list all recordings for the selected day. Recordings
will be listed by time with the channel number and size of the file.
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Download: This will download the selected file to the current
computer.
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Play: This will play the selected file.
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Playback
Use the bottom control panel for various video controls.
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The circle indicator on the bottom bar will show the current location
of the video during playback.
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This button will allow you to play the video.
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This button will pause the video.
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This button will stop the video.
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This button will speed up the video.
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This button will slow down the video.
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This button will show each frame during playback.
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This will adjust the volume on channels with audio.
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Remote Setting
This screen will allow you to access all of the DVR setting menus. The
menus will include the Record, Network, Camera, and System Menus.
To access this menu select the Remote Setting button from the Menu Bar.
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Record Menu: This will allow you to make changes to the record,
motion and alarm settings. Refer to Chapter 13 for details.
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Network Menu: This will allow you to configure Internet, DDNS,
email and mobile settings. Refer to Chapter 17 for details.
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Camera Menu: This will allow you to configure the camera and PTZ
settings. Refer to Chapter 16 for details.
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System Menu: This will allow you to configure the DST, password,
advanced, hard drive, system settings and the info menus. Refer to
Chapter 12 for details.
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Local Setting
This screen will allow you to choose where recordings, snapshots, and file
downloads are saved on the remote computer.
To access this menu select the Local Setting button from the Menu Bar.
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Record Save Path: This will indicate the location on the computer
that the recordings will be saved.
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Snapshot Save Path: This will indicate the location on the computer
that the snapshots will be saved.
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File Save Path: This will indicate the location on the computer that
the downloads will be saved.
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Firmware Update
This screen will allow you to perform a firmware update to the DVR
remotely.
To access this menu select Firmware Update from the Menu Bar.
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Firmware File Path: This will allow you to choose the firmware file
that was saved to the computer that will be uploaded.
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The Progress of Data Transmission: This will show you how long
the update will take.
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