ClearVIEW™ HD-USB PTZ
Installation and User Guide
ClearVIEW™ HD-USB PTZ
USB, H.264 and Analog HD Pan/Tilt/Zoom Conferencing Camera
Part Numbers:
999-6990-000 - North America
999-6990-001 - International
© 2013 Vaddio - All Rights Reserved. ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Conferencing Camera - Document Number 342-0437 Rev D
Camera Software Revision 2.1.0
ClearVIEW HD-USB Conferencing Camera
Table of Contents
ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Conferencing Camera ...................................................................................................... 4 Diagram: Front View with Feature Call-outs: .................................................................................................... 4 Diagram: Rear View Connectors with Feature Call-outs: ................................................................................. 5 First Time Set-up with the ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Camera .................................................................................. 6 Getting Started: ...................................................................................................................................................... 7 Compatibility .............................................................................................................................................................. 8 Table: Supported UVC Resolutions .................................................................................................................. 9 Keyboard Hot Keys for PTZ functions: .................................................................................................................. 9 Table: Keyboard Hotkeys .................................................................................................................................. 9 Internal Web Pages and Control: ............................................................................................................................ 10 DHCP Set-up (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol):........................................................................................ 10 Static IP Set-up: ................................................................................................................................................... 11 Screen Shot Tour:.................................................................................................................................................... 12 System Connectivity ................................................................................................................................................ 20 Diagram: Basic Connectivity Example 1 ......................................................................................................... 20 Diagram: Connectivity Example 2: .................................................................................................................. 21 Diagram: H.264 Streaming Connectivity (for Release 2.0.0 and later): .......................................................... 21 Diagram: Connection Diagram Example using A CDN (for release 2.0 when IP is enabled): ........................ 22 Connecting the Camera to the PC and Program of Choice: ................................................................................... 22 Skype Example: ................................................................................................................................................... 22 VLC Media Player Example: ................................................................................................................................ 23 Technical Specifications: ......................................................................................................................................... 23 Compliance and CE Declaration of Conformity: ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Camera ............................................. 24 Warranty Information: .............................................................................................................................................. 25 Appendix 1: RS-232 Communication Specification ................................................................................................ 26 Firmware Version 2.1.0 Release Notes: .................................................................................................................. 27 Firmware Version 2.0.0 Previous Release Notes:................................................................................................... 27 Table: HD-USB PTZ Camera and UC Client Software Interoperability Testing ............................................. 28 Previous Release Notes: ......................................................................................................................................... 29 Appendix 2 - Telnet Serial Command API ............................................................................................................... 30 Telnet Command List ........................................................................................................................................... 30 ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Conferencing Camera Document Number 342-0437 Rev. D
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ClearVIEW HD-USB Conferencing Camera
OVERVIEW:
The extraordinary Vaddio™ ClearVIEW™ HD-USB PTZ Conferencing
Camera system includes many of the features that you would expect out
of a professional PTZ camera, plus much more! The ClearVIEW HDUSB is the world’s first broadcast-quality HD PTZ camera with USB 2.0
output, Ethernet streaming and analog component (YPbPr) outputs built
right into the camera. Simply plug the HD-USB camera directly into your
PC and there is no need for a separate capture device. The ClearVIEW
HD-USB uses standard USB 2.0 UVC drivers and no special USB
drivers require installation. As a result the HD-USB camera works
seamlessly with any software application running on any OS that
supports USB 2.0 devices. All this, and the ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ
cameras are made in the USA.
The ClearVIEW HD-USB combines impressive performance with an
equally impressive feature set. Using the Un i vers al V id eo C lass
( UVC) standard drivers for USB 2.0 video, the HD-USB camera is a
plug and play PTZ camera for Unified Communications soft client
conferencing systems such as Skype®, Google+, Jabber® and Lync®,
which offers a vast improvement over the “inexpensive webcam”
ClearVIEW HD-USB Conferencing Camera
systems available today.
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The HD-USB is a high definition conferencing camera suitable for the small, medium or even the largest
conferencing space available. The HD Zoom lens allows HD-USB to capture a wide angle of view (58.1°) to view
everyone at a conference room table, as well as capture an individual from a long distance (3.2°) in a larger room.
The HD-USB PTZ Camera was released with two (2) major software releases with several intermediate releases.
Release 1.0 allowed USB 2.0 streaming now with the 2.0 software, the ClearVIEW HD-USB will also support
H.264 video streaming. It has a built in Ethernet network interface where both IP control with a built-in web server
and IP streaming can be initiated directly from the camera. It supports either RTSP or HLS streaming protocols.
The software is easily upgradeable in the field.
The motorized zoom lens offers 19X optical zoom and is built around a 1/3-Type Sony® Exmor, progressive scan,
high-speed, low noise CMOS image sensor with a total of 1.3 Megapixels for precise and vibrant HD color video
images. The HD-USB achieves improved picture quality even in low light environments requiring a minimum
illumination rated at an amazingly low 0.7 LUX (F1.6 - 50IRE).
Intended Use:
Before operating the device, please read the entire manual thoroughly. The system was designed, built and
tested for use indoors, and with the provided power supply and cabling. The use of a power supply other than the
one provided or outdoor operation has not been tested and could damage the device and/or create a potentially
unsafe operating condition.
Important Safeguards:
Read and understand all instructions before using. Do not operate any device if it has been dropped or damaged.
In this case, a Vaddio technician must examine the product before operating. To reduce the risk of electric shock,
do not immerse in water or other liquids and avoid extremely humid conditions. Do not connect Ethernet or
Power over Ethernet (POE) cables directly to the RJ-45 ports on the device as damage may result.
Use only the power supply provided with the system. Use of any unauthorized
power supply will void any and all warranties.
Please do not use “pass-thru” type RJ-45 connectors. These pass-thru type connectors do not work
well for professional installations and can be the cause of intermittent connections which can result in
the RS-232 control line failing and/or locking up. For best results please use standard RJ-45
connectors and test all cables for proper pin-outs prior to use.
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Save These Instructions:
The information contained herein, will help you install and operate the product. If these instructions are
misplaced, Vaddio keeps copies of Specifications, Installation and User Guides and most pertinent product
drawings for the Vaddio product line on the Vaddio website. These documents can be downloaded from
www.vaddio.com free of charge.
UNPACKING
North American Version 999-6990-000
Carefully remove the device and all of the parts from the packaging.
Unpack and identify the following parts in 999-6990-000.
 One (1) ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Camera (998-6990-000)
 One (1) Vaddio IR Remote Commander
 One (1) EZCamera™ Control Adapter (RJ-45 to DB-9)
 One (1) Vaddio PowerRite™ 12 VDC, 3.0 Amp Power Supply
 One (1) AC Cord Set for North America
 One (1) 10’ (3.05m) USB 2.0 Type A-male, to USB B-male Cable
 Documentation
International Version 999-6990-001
 One (1) ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Camera (998-6990-000)
 One (1) Vaddio IR Remote Commander
 One (1) EZCamera Control Adapter (RJ-45 to DB-9)
 One (1) Vaddio PowerRite 12 VDC, 3.0 Amp Power Supply
 One (1) Euro Power Cable
 One (1) UK Power Cable
 One (1) 10’ (3.05m) USB 2.0 Type A-male, to USB B-male Cable
 Documentation
CLEARVIEW HD-USB PTZ CONFERENCING CAMERA
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Diagram: Front View with Feature Call-outs:
1) Zoom Lens and Image Sensor:
The 19X optical zoom lens is built around a 1/3-Type, highspeed, progressive scan CMOS image sensor with a total of 1.3
Megapixels for precise HD color video image acquisition.
2) Blue Power Light:
A Vaddio blue power light is illuminated when the camera is
turned on.
3) IR Sensors:
IR sensors are built into the front of the HD-USB to receive IR
signals from the IR remote control supplied with the camera.
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4) Red Tally Light:
The red tally light is not used with the HD-USB Camera
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Diagram: Rear View Connectors with Feature Call-outs:
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⑤
③
⑥
②
①
⑦
⑧
⑨
⑩
⑪
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Connectors and Functions:
1) 12 VDC Input:
Power input on EIAJ-04 connector for local power.
2) HD Video Select:
A rotary switch that allows the user to choose the component HD output video resolution and format. All USB 2.0
UVC resolutions are derived from 720p/59.94. The USB 2.0 processor can accept rotary positions 0 through 6.
Please see the sections on available resolutions and concurrent resolutions when using USB 2.0 and analog
component outputs.
3) Camera Settings (Dip Switch Settings):
Settings for IR remote frequency, baud rate, SD output format, and image flip, test bars can be configured on
these switches.
4) RS-232 IN & IR Out:
The upper RS-232 Port is not implemented on the HD-USB Camera. Use the RS-232 Port on the lower card.
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Connectors and Functions (continued)
5) YPbPr Output:
Component HD video is fed through the DE-15 connector (HD-15 for the shell sized challenged). YPbPr and
Composite signals are simultaneous. Note: This is an HD camera and the SD signals are down converted and
are really not the sweet spot of this camera. This is a courtesy feature only.
6) Composite Video (CVBS) Output:
The CVBS output feeds out SD video signals and is configurable with the dip switches to choose between
480i/NTSC or 576i/PAL in 4:3 formats. Squeeze and letterbox modes are also available (see dip switches).
7) EZ Power/Video Port:
This RJ-45 connector is only used with the Quick-Connect SR Interface and the Quick-Connect DVI-D/HDMI SR
Interface to supply power and return HSDS (high speed differential signaling) video from the camera.
8) 5 VDC Output:
The 5 VDC output is on an EIAJ-03 connector was added to supply power to the active Extreme USB Extender
transmitter side. The receiver side is powered by the computer’s USB port or powered USB Hub.
9) USB 2.0 Connector:
The USB 2.0 is on a Type-B female and attaches to a PC running a soft-client UC video conferencing system or
video capture software that uses UVC (USB Video Class) standard drivers. No other drivers are required to plug
the HD-USB into a computer and have it actually work. The UVC drivers will auto negotiate the highest
resolution that the PC and HD-USB Camera can accomplish together and auto implements it, and bob’s your
uncle.
10) Settings Rotary Switch:
The Settings rotary switch is essentially for future applications. Leave this switch on position “0” for normal
operation. Position “C” is used for a reset to factory defaults. To reset the camera and erase all the stored
internal data, place this switch on “C” and power cycle the camera. Move the switch to “0” again for normal
operation.
11) Ethernet 10/100 Port (H.264 Streaming Active with Firmware Release 2.0.x):
The network port has green and yellow LEDs that indicate ready and usage states. The port allows for access to
the internal web pages for camera set-up and control (nice). The network port will stream (unicast) H.264 video
(from CIF up to and including 1080p/30). IP Streaming supports RTSP and HLS formats.
12) RS-232 Port:
The RS-232 Port allows external control systems to engage a rudimentary API. Basic functions include pan, tilt
zoom, on/off etc. The functions on the Vaddio IR Remote Commander are mirrored in the API. Most control is
expected to come from the internal web page via Ethernet, Telnet or over USB 2.0. See the Telnet command list
at the end of this manual for more information.
13) Permanent USB/IP Resource Slot Card:
The lower row of connectors and the brains of the HD-USB Camera are located on this permanent slot card. The
card is not removable and is not compatible with any other Vaddio camera (really). Please do not try to remove
this card at any time (please note the adverb “please”).
FIRST TIME SET-UP WITH THE CLEARVIEW HD-USB PTZ CAMERA
The ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Camera was designed to be exceptionally
easy to use and operate. There is documentation at the back of the
manual for pin-outs. These pin-outs are also available, along with
application TechNotes, from the Vaddio website www.vaddio.com.
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Getting Started:
Step 1: Using the HD Video Select Rotary Switch and Camera Settings Dip Switch on the back of the camera, set up
the camera’s output resolution and functional preferences. A reference label is on the bottom of the camera.
HD Video
Select Switch
Camera Settings 10-Position Dip Switches
HD-USB
Rear Panel
Switch Setting Label on Bottom of the HD-USB Camera:
DIP SWITCH SETTINGS
IR 1
1 & 2 UP
IR 2
ON
1
IR 3
ON
2
IR
OUT
OFF
9600
bps
SD
NTSC
ON
38400
bps
SD
PAL
3
4
5
SD 4:3
6 & 7 UP
SD
SQ
6
SD
LB
7
HD VIDEO AND USB 2.0 SELECT
IMAGE TEST
FLIP BARS
OFF
OFF
10
OFF
ON
ON
ON
8
9
10
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
720p/59.94 - USB
1080i/59.94
1080p/59.94
1080p/60
720p/50
1080i/50
1080p/50
480i/29.97
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
576i/25
1080p/30
1080p/25
USE ROTARY SETTINGS 0 through 6 FOR USB 2.0 OUT
Step 2: For the best USB 2.0 video, set the HD VIDEO SELECT rotary switch to “0” (720p/59.94) on the HD-USB
Camera. All USB 2.0 UVC resolutions are derived from 720p/59.94. The USB 2.0 processor can accept rotary
positions 0 through 6, but please be aware that if 1080p/30 is scaled down to 320 x 180, well let’s just say…the
image will look much better if the PC scales from 720p than from 1080p (see note below).
SCALER
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Important Note: When using 1080p as the input, very low USB 2.0 resolutions such as 352 x 240 and 320 x 180 will either not
look so good, won’t work or the user may wish they didn’t work, due to how far the signal is scaled (squeezed/smashed/crushed)
down by the PC from the original input. Please use 720p or position “0” for the lower resolutions. Always start from a HD
resolution closest to what the UC client wants to use, send and display. In some cases the sharpness control can clean up the
image (both sharpen or smooth out the jaggies) if the native resolution of the application is too low.
For concurrent USB 2.0 and Analog Component (YPbPr), switch settings 0 through 6 are the resolutions that
can be both digital (USB 2.0 or H.264) and Analog (YPbPr). These resolutions are the most used resolutions
for HD video in both HD videoconferencing and broadcast.
For Analog (YPbPr) output, all of the HD VIDEO SELECT switch settings will operate.
The Composite output on the BNC connector is independent from the USB 2.0 / IP resolutions. The SD
settings and are formatted by dip switches 5, 6 and 7.
Step 3: Choose the IR frequency (1, 2 or 3) on the camera for use with the IR Remote Commander. Since only
one USB camera can be plugged into a PC at a time, recommended default is Freq. 1 (dip switches 1 & 2 up).
Step 4: Leave the IR out OFF (up) as default.
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Step 5: Use 9600bps for control speed as default.
 If the camera is mounted inverted, then set the Image Flip to ON, otherwise leave it off.
 The test bars are really, really, totally non-standard (horizontal - just to mess with the old-timers) and will
override the video output. These test bars are 75% IRE. Use the test bars for…testing.
The H.264 stream is available and shipping with Release 2.0.0. Position “0” on the HD video select, will give the
camera the ability to auto-negotiate with the host PC and automatically decide the highest resolution (MJPEG
video up to and including 720p/30) that the computer and UC client/application can accept, display and process
within the application software (not provided). The operating systems will be able to process 1080p/30 using
H.264 and MJPEG video at 720p/30 is the limit of USB 2.0.
The HD-USB camera uses UVC drivers and does not require the loading of any other drivers to run on the PC.
As long as the operating systems and soft-client software support UVC drivers, no additional software, other than
the application, is required.
COMPATIBILITY
The HD-USB Camera will work with the following web browsers, soft codecs,
computer operating systems and media players:
Compatibility - Web Browsers:
1) Internet Explorer (IE 8 and above)
2) Safari (Rev 4 and 5)
3) Safari/iOS (Rev 4 and 5)
4) Chrome (the latest and current release - auto updating)
5) Firefox (the latest and current release - auto updating)
Compatibility - Soft Clients: HD-USB Camera is compatible with the following soft codecs or applications, in no
particular order:
Release 2.0.x (See Release notes for versions tested):
1) Skype
Win 7 & Mac OS X
2) Web Ex (WBS 28.7 and up)
Win 7 & Mac OS X
3) Microsoft Lync
Win7
4) Cisco Jabber
Win 7 & Mac OS X
5) Vidyo Desktop
Win 7 & Mac OS X
6) Google Plus
Win 7
7) Adobe Connect 8
Win 7 & Mac OS X
8) LifeSize ClearSea
Win 7
9) GoToMeeting (Citrix)
Win 7 & Mac OS X
10) Polycom M100
Win7
11) Panaopto (lecture capture)
Win 7
Compatibility - Media Players:
The UVC with MJPEG and IP with H.264 video are compatible with the industry leading PC media players.
1) Quick-Time 10.2
2) VLC Media Player 2.0.4
3) Real Player 16.0
Compatibility - Operating Systems
1) Apple OS X (10.7 and above)
2) Windows XP w/Service Pack 3 with known issues and errata
3) Windows 7
4) Linux
Evolving Compatibilities:
As more UC soft-client and lecture capture programs are released and gain popularity, Vaddio will provide a
continuing research and development effort to ensure the camera’s viability and compatibility with other
manufacturer’s products.
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Compatibility (continued)
The USB 2.0 UVC (Universal Video Class) video driver resolution table is basically an internal list of resolutions
available for the Host PC and the Camera to negotiate and use for the application. Typically, the highest
resolution possible between both the PC and camera is used. However, not all OS and application combinations
are typical. Some applications are assigned to a lower value, or the lowest resolution to purposely minimize the
bandwidth requirement. In order to avoid selection of the smallest resolution possible, the resolutions of 160 x
120 and 160 x 90 were removed from the camera due to the selection of the lowest resolution by some UC
Clients and because it looked sort of wicked awful (in some respects).
Table: Supported UVC Resolutions
Format
Resolution
1280 x 720
MJPEG
960 x 544
704 x 576
640 x 480
640 x 360
424 x 240
352 x 240
320 x 240
320 x 180
640 x 480
640 x 360
424 x 240
352 x 240
320 x 240
320 x 180
YUY2
Frame Rate
15/30
15/30
15/30
15/30
15/30
15/30
15/30
15/30
15/30
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
4:3
4:3
16:9
4:3
4:3
4:3
16:9
10
10
15/30
15/30
15/30
15/30
4:3
16:9
4:3
4:3
4:3
16:9
Keyboard Hot Keys for PTZ functions:
The keyboard hot keys can control the Pan/Tilt/Zoom functions of the HD-USB Camera when using the Camera Control
Web Page (shown in the next section). The table below explains operation.
Table: Keyboard Hotkeys
Function
Hot Key
Function
Hot Key
Zoom IN
Zoom OUT
Tilt Up
Tilt Down
Pan Right
Pan Left
+ (plus)
- (minus)
Num. Pad Key 8, Up Arrow
Num. Pad Key 2, Down Arrow
Num. Pad Key 6, Right Arrow
Num. Pad Key 4, Left Arrow
Tilt Up & Pan Right
Tilt Down & Pan Right
Tilt Up & Pan Left
Tilt Down & Pan Left
Num. Pad Key 9, PgUp
Num. Pad Key 3, PgDn
Num. Pad Key 1, End
Num. Pad Key 7, Home
NOTE: Shift key not required for + and - keys on number row. Caps Lock can be ON or OFF. Num Lock must
be off to use the Numeric Keypad for pan and tilt.
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INTERNAL WEB PAGES AND CONTROL:
The internal web pages will allow control of the HD-USB and allow the user to control the
camera via an internet connection. These web pages will allow the user or administrator to
set security passwords, change the IP address if not dynamic, view diagnostics, access the
firmware upgrade page and more.
To access the HD-USB’s web pages, first talk to your Network Administrator about the network on which the
camera will be placed. Access to the internal web pages can be achieved three ways in order to set-up the HDUSB’s IP address and other administrative functions.
DHCP Set-up (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol):
DHCP Set-up (skip this section if Static IP).
If the LAN has a DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) server,
then the IP address, gateway and routing information will
automatically be assigned. The HD-USB software is defaulted to
DHCP.
The HD-USB will attempt to dynamically obtain an IP address using
DHCP, but it will fall back to the default address of 169.254.1.1 if no
DHCP server can be found.
To display the HD-USB’s IP Address:
1) Plug in the camera and let it go through the boot up procedure.
The IP Address will be displayed at the top and middle of the
screen for 15 seconds and then automatically turns off.
Connect to the Local Area
Network or to a computer
with a Cross-over cable
To see the IP address for longer than 15 seconds at boot up:
2) Pick up the Vaddio IR Remote Commander and locate the Data Screen button.
3) Press and hold the Data Screen button on the remote for 4 seconds.
4) The IP Address will appear on the display. The system is capable of
displaying and address up to 15 characters arranged in the format:
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx. The default static IP address for the HD-USB camera is
169.254.1.1.
5) To turn off the IP Address display, press and hold the Data Screen button
for 4 more seconds or until the IP Address turns off.
Data
Screen
Button
Displaying the IP address for the network administrator is advantageous especially in
a network that is DHCP. It makes it easier to find the camera on the network and
assign addresses permanently within the DHCP protocol. Whatever protocols are
used, always have the network guys available when attaching the Vaddio HD-USB
camera to the network.
Notes:
The Data screen button is also used for the Camera’s on-screen display
where many of the camera’s parameters can be set. It is easy to tell the
difference between these modes as one quick touch enters the OSD for
the camera and a “four (4) second press and hold” displays the web
address and turns off the web address display.
The IP Address will be displayed on screen out of the composite video,
analog component video (YPbPr) and the USB output. It will display at the
top, middle of the screen to ensure that ancient 4:3 displays can show the
address as well as the prevalent 16:9 monitors.
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IP Address
169.254.1.1
Simulated IP Address On-Screen Display
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Static IP Set-up:
It is highly recommended that the Network Administrator and/or network personnel are involved
on the Static IP set-up of the HD-USB camera. Please do not try to set the Static IP of the
camera without help from network personnel…please?
The static IP address can be assigned either through the network or directly to a computer using a cross-over
cable. Depending on the age of the computer, you may not need a cross-over cable. Either way the steps are
the same for network or direct connect to a computer.
The default address of the HD-USB camera is 169.254.1.1 and the Subnet mask is 255.255.0.0. Different
computer OS types all have their own way of doing things (without question), but they are essentially doing the
same stuff, changing the IP address so the web pages of the HD-USB are accessible.
Examples (directly connected to a computer for set-up):
For Windows XP Pro, the routine to get to the network settings is fairly simple. Click on the Start button > Control
Panels > Network Connections > Right Click Local Area Connection > click on Properties > click on Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) > click on Properties and IP Address and Subnet Mask numbers are displayed. It is best to
record the addresses that are in the computer so they can be re-assigned when the operation is finished. Enter
169.254.1.2 (which is the default address 169.254.1.1 plus 1) and Subnet mask is 255.255.0.0 and click OK > and
then OK again. Bring up one of the approved web browsers (like Chrome) and enter http://169.254.1.1 and the
Log-in page will appear.
With Apple OS X (10.7 and above), the steps are a bit different but essentially the same…Go to > System
Preferences > Network > Ethernet > Configure IPv4: Manually > Enter in 169.254.1.2 and Subnet mask of
255.255.0.0 and click Apply. Bring up one of the approved web browsers (like Safari) and enter http://169.254.1.1
and the Log-in page will appear.
Windows 7 has its own set-up that is a bit different from Windows XP Pro, but similar in that the whole purpose of
the Static IP first time set up is to give the HD-USB PTZ Camera an address that can be used over and over
again by users or administrators to control the camera.
LOGIN Page:
The Login Page will appear if there
is a user name assigned by the
administrator.
Assigning a user name can limit
access to the admin menus by a
general user.
By default, the password for the
User account is: password.
User name is blank
(Assigned by Admin)
Password is: password
Admin name is: admin
Password is: password
The Administrator can set the name
and password for the User account.
If no user name is assigned, the
web page will automatically open to
the camera control page.
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SCREEN SHOT TOUR:
The Camera Control page (functions called out below).
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Store Preset pop-up menu dramatization
1) Pan, Tilt and Home Controls: These intuitive controls use the up/down arrows for camera tilt, the left/right
arrows for camera pan and the center button to move the camera to the home position.
2) Zoom Control: The camera’s zoom lens can be controlled with the “+” to zoom-in and the “-“to zoom out.
3) Pan/Tilt and Zoom Speed Controls: The speed for both the Pan/Tilt and Zoom controls can be adjusted for
with the two (2) buttons in this section. For tighter shots, it is recommended that the slower speed is used.
4) Store Preset Button: Clicking the Store button opens up a Store Preset pop-up dialog box. To set presets,
set up the camera shot, click on choice of preset number (1 through 6). The preset is stored and the dialog
box closes.
5) Camera Presets: Six (6) presets can be recalled simply by clicking a preset number.
6) Administration Menu: Clicking on the Administration menu bar, the Admin Log-in screen will appear. The
default Admin password is: password.
7) Vertical: The vertical button will reduce the size of the window for the user controls and remove the menu
tabs on the left side of the screen. The vertical sizing works well when using it with a soft-client codec.
Examples of the vertical box are at the end of the tour.
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Admin Pages: Clicking on the Admin link button will open the Log-in window. Enter the default password
(password) on this line and click on Log-in.
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Password is:
password
(Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy)
After Login, the Admin link buttons are exposed and include Streaming, Labels, Networking, Security,
Diagnostics, System, Help and Logout Admin.
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Streaming: The Streaming Menu allows an administrator to set up the type of streaming, color depth, video
speed and quality, protocol and path.
➊
➋
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➌
➍
➎
The Streaming Menu:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
The Streaming mode is set for either USB 2.0 streaming (MJPEG) or IP streaming (H.264); however the HD-USB
cannot do both at the same time. It can stream USB and accept IP control, or it can IP stream with IP control.
Choose the streaming mode here.
USB Image Settings allows the admin to set a “friendly” name allowing each system to have its own identity. This is
handy for a user that uses several rooms. It also allows the admin to reduce the color depth to 4:2:0, which is used
with the older/cheaper webcams and applications, where image quality is not as critical. The 4:2:2 color is used by
many applications that take advantage of the performance of the camera where the colors are more vivid.
The IP Streaming - Video Settings allow the selection of the target performance for the IP Streaming. The HD-USB
camera is set up for a variable bit rate, which is much simpler to use. The user can select the resolution and the
quality, such as High Quality (Best), Standard Quality (Better) and Low Bandwidth (Good). Every effort to eliminate
bad combinations with the 5 or 6 parameters that make up the image size, quality, rate etc… has been made, so
you can’t pick 1080p at a bit rate of 128Kbps, which would look totally wicked awful - and probably wouldn’t work
anyway.
The IP Streaming Protocol also allows the admin to choose the streaming type and the port number for RTSP. The
HLS port is always on 80. The supported protocols are RTSP and HLS (Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming). RTSP is
best for live applications, where HLS serves the Apple iOS devices and is better for playback due to the amount of
buffering the HLS has built-in. The Streaming URL auto populates and that path can be changed.
When finished setting up the streaming parameters, click on save to put the changes into effect or cancel
to……cancel it.
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Room Labels: The Room Labels menu allows the administrator to label the company name, room name, room
phone and help phone on a per camera basis. The labels appear on every page at the top/middle of the page.
Simply enter the room information and click Save.
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By clicking on the Networking link button, the Network Configuration and Network Interfaces are displayed. This
is where the Network administrator assigns either DHCP or a Static address and the associated parameters.
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If Static IP is chosen, a new menu “pops up" where the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway are entered.
Click on Save to keep the Static IP information.
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By clicking on the Security link button, the UPDATE “user” PASSWORD and UPDATE “admin” PASSWORD
control sections are displayed. The default “user” password is: password. The default “admin” password is also:
password. The Network administrator can reassign the user name and password as well as the Admin
password. There is only one “user” password and one “admin” password at any given time.
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By clicking the Diagnostics link button, a set of self-diagnostics will be displayed. These diagnostics may help
the Vaddio technical support team diagnose a problem with the HD-USB camera.
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The System link button is where the Firmware Updates will be loaded. There will be several firmware updates
and upgrades over the life of the camera. Click “Show more” for detail about the current software. A Reboot
button and a Restore Factory Settings control rounds out the System Page.
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By clicking on “Show more…” the software versions are displayed. To update the firmware files, chose the
appropriate file and click on Begin Firmware Update. When in doubt, call Vaddio Tech Support for assistance.
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After clicking on “Begin Firmware Update…” a confirmation pop-up and warning will be displayed. Please contact
Vaddio Tech support for directions or assistance. Please read and completely understand the pop-up warnings
as it is easy to lose patience waiting for updates. If the update is interrupted, it is never really ever a good thing.
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After the firmware load has been started, a pop-up screen will advise patience and notify, in terms of a
percentage completed, the progress of the firmware load. Please do not interrupt the firmware load.
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Service/Help information can be found under the Help tab. Support phone numbers and e-mail, manuals, FAQ’s
and System information is listed on this page. Have this page open when calling Vaddio Tech Support.
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for “Vertical”
button function.
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT NOTE:
Please work with your Network Administrator prior to calling Vaddio for technical support. Please
have on-site network personnel initiate tech support calls with Vaddio only.
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Finally, the Vertical button at the top right of the camera control page reduces the size of the camera control
window and drops the menu bars to allow the controls to be open and on screen along with any soft-codec
application without taking up too much space. This control page can be sized with the mouse, moved around the
screen and minimized to not block any part of the screen. The Full button returns the web page to normal size.
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Click on full to go
back to full sized
web pages
SYSTEM CONNECTIVITY
Diagram: Basic Connectivity Example 1:
HD-USB Camera and a Soft-client videoconferencing system (audio is not included in this example).
HD-USB
Conferencing
Camera
USB 2.0
Port
USB 2.0 Video
using only UVC
Drivers
USB 2.0
Port
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Diagram: Connectivity Example 2:
This example uses the HD-USB PTZ Camera and Vaddio’s EasyUSB™ Mixer/Amp, two (2) Echo Cancelling
EasyMic™ MicPODs and Two (2) Bose® Ceiling Speakers to create a complete room system using programs
such as Skype®, Jabber®, Google+®, Microsoft Lync® and others, with Vaddio’s USB 2.0 video and acoustic
echo cancelled (AEC) audio.
PC Video Monitor - HD
Large Screen Format
Bose FS-16F Ceiling Speakers
Optimized for Voice
ClearVIEW HD-USB
Conferencing
Camera
8 Ohm
Speaker
Cable
PC HD
Video
8 Ohm
Speaker
Cable
EasyUSB
Mixer/AMP
USB 2.0 Cable
USB 2.0 Cable
USB 2.0 Video using
USB Video Class
(UVC) Drivers
USB 2.0 Audio using
USB Audio Class
(UAC) Drivers
Tower PC with Host
Application
Cat-5e
Cable
Cat-5e
Cable
Two (2) EasyMic MicPODs with
three (3) integrated mic elements
and three (3) Acoustic Echo
Cancellers per mic
Diagram: H.264 Streaming Connectivity (for Release 2.0.0 and later):
The HD-USB Camera has a Unicast streaming output suitable for up to four (4) concurrent users (at lower
resolutions and lower quality). This configuration shows four (4) concurrent users.
Cessna 172
Not Included
ClearVIEW HD-USB
Conferencing
Camera
H.264 STREAMING
VIDEO
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LAN/WAN
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Diagram: Connection Diagram Example using A CDN (for release 2.0 when IP is enabled):
For a Large Number of Viewers, use a CDN (Content Distribution Network) such as WOWZA, Amazon or iCloud
and more…
CONNECTING THE CAMERA TO THE PC AND PROGRAM OF CHOICE:
The HD-USB PTZ Camera is compatible with many programs and media players. The following is an attempt to
generally describe the steps to plug in the HD-USB camera and get an image.
Skype Example:
1) First, with a quality USB 2.0 cable, plug the USB-B port of the camera to the
USB-A port of the computer. A pop up window on the computer monitor will
display the following:
a. Found ClearVIEW HD-USB
b. Found USB Composite Device
c. Found USB Video Device
2) Open Skype and perform the following steps:
a. Open the Tools Menu and drop down to Options
b. Click on Video Settings and under Webcam choose USB Video Device
The systems will negotiate the highest resolutions possible, depending on the computer speed, network quality,
cabling etc..., and display the video signal of the camera. The camera can be controlled with the supplied Vaddio
IR Remote Commander or through IP as described earlier through the cameras web pages. Make a test call to
ensure the system is working properly.
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VLC Media Player Example:
1) Same first step as above.
2) Open VLC Media Player and perform the following steps:
a. Click on the Media menu and drop down to Open Capture Device and click it.
b. Under Device Name, go to the Video Device Name drop down and choose USB Video Device.
c. Under Options, enter the Video Size as 1280x720
d. Click on Play
e. From there, VLC needs some instruction on the aspect ratio, so click on Tools and drop down to
Aspect Ratio and drop down again to 16:9 for 720p (1280x720).
VLC is a powerful record/playback system will buffer the images creating some delay in the way VLC displays the
image. This expected and normal.
With all the compatible software available, in general terms, the video device, aspect ratio, and resolution may
need to be set manually the first time through initial set-up. Some systems are easier than others (like Skype)
and others are more technical in nature and tend to do more stuff.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Part Numbers
999-6990-000 North America, 999-6990-001 International
Video Outputs

USB Interface
Network Interface
H.264 Resolutions
(Release 2.0.0)
User Control
Supported Media Players
Supported Browsers
Image Sensor
Minimum Illumination
Lens/ Focal Length
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Pan Range
Preset Positions
General Information
Operating Temperature
Dimensions / Weight
Software Release
Information (Highlights)
USB 2.0 (MJPEG)
o
Resolution up to 720p/30 USB 2.0 (MJPEG)
o
Color Space 4.2.2 or 4.2.0
o
Use “HD VIDEO AND USB 2.0 VIDEO SELECT” rotary positions ‘0’ for USB.2.0 Video

H.264 (IP) - Release 2.0.x
o
Resolution up to 1080p/30 (H.264)

Analog Component (YPbPr),
o
Analog resolutions up to and including 1080p/60 (YPbPr)

CVBS - Analog only
o
480i and 576i (4:3, LB and SQ)
Connector: Type-B, USB 2.0 Compliant Drivers: Standard UVC device (no pesky custom drivers)
Connector: RJ-45, 10/100 Base-T, Supported Protocols: RTSP Streaming, HLS Streaming (apple’s variant
of HTTP streaming) - Release 2
CIF, 640x480 (VGA), 576p, 720p/30 1080p/30
Vaddio IR Remote Commander, On Screen Display for camera set-up, RS-232, Ethernet (web pages)
Apple Quick-Time, VLC Media Player and Real Player
Internet Explorer 8 & 9, Safari 4 &5, Safari/iOS, Chrome, Firefox
1/3-Type Exmor High-speed,
Progressive Scan CMOS Sensor with 1.3 Megapixels
0.7 LUX (F1.6, 50IRE)
19X Optical Zoom, F=4.5mm wide to 85mm tele (F1.6-F2.9),
Min. Focus Distance 1.0m
58.1° Wide End to 3.2°
Tele End - 16:9 Format
Pan: +170 degrees to -170 degrees, Tilt: +90 degrees to -30 degrees,
Invertible for Ceiling Mount
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16 (0-15 internal) accessible through RS-232,

6 (0-5) recalled via Vaddio IR Remote Commander
32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C) / 20% to 80% Relative Humidity
7.81” (198.37mm) H x 6.67” (169.42mm) W x 7.057” (179.25. mm) D / 6.04 lbs. (2.7397kg.)
Release 1.0.0: Includes USB 2.0 Outputs and Analog Outputs simultaneously on and ready to use. Ethernet
control via an internal web page and upgrading software capability is active.
Release 1.2.0: Improvements, additions to functionality, Telnet control, UC client compatibility and UVC
resolutions.
Release 2.0.0: H.264 activated for IP Streaming
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COMPLIANCE AND CE DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY: CLEARVIEW HD-USB PTZ CAMERA
Compliance testing was performed to the following regulations:
 FCC Part15, Sections 15.107, 15.109 Subpart B
 ICES-003 ISSUE 4, 2004
 EN55022 A1 2007
 EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
 IEC 60950-1:2005 (2nd Edition); Am 1:2009
 EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011
Class A
Class A
Class A
Class A
Class A
Class A
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FCC Part 15 Compliance
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part
15, Subpart B, of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his/her own
expense.
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 Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause interference, and (2) This
device must accept any interference including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
 Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Vaddio can affect emission compliance and could void
the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
ICES-003 Compliance
ICES-003, Issue 4: 2004
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out
in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n’emet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux
appareils numeriques de la classe B préscrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicte par le
ministère des Communications du Canada.
European Compliance
This product has been evaluated for Electromagnetic Compatibility under the EMC Directive for Emissions and
Immunity and meets the requirements for a Class A digital device. In a domestic environment this product may
cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Standard(s) To Which Conformity Is Declared:
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
EN55024/A2:2003 Information Technology Equipment
Immunity Characteristics Limits and Methods of Measurement
 EN 61000-4-2: 1995 + Amendments A1: 1998 + A2: 2001
 EN 61000-4-3: 2006 + A1: 2008
 EN 61000-4-4: 2004 + Corrigendum 2006
 EN 61000-4-5: 2006
 EN 61000-4-6: 2009
 EN 61000-4-8: 2010
 EN 61000-4-11: Second Edition: 2004
 IEC 60950-1:2005 (2nd Edition); Am 1:2009
 EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011
Electrostatic Discharge
Radiated Immunity
Electrical Fast Transients
Surge Immunity
Conducted Immunity
Power Frequency Magnetic Field
Voltage Dips, Interrupts and Fluctuations
Information technology equipment - Safety
Information technology equipment - Safety
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WARRANTY INFORMATION: (See Vaddio Warranty, Service and Return Policies posted on vaddio.com for complete details):
Hardware* Warranty: Two (2) year limited warranty on all parts and labor for Vaddio manufactured products. Vaddio
warrants its manufactured products against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the
day of purchase, to the original purchaser, if Vaddio receives notice of such defects during the warranty. Vaddio, at its
option, will repair or replace products that prove to be defective. Vaddio manufactures its hardware products from parts
and components that are new or equivalent to new in accordance with industry standard practices.
Exclusions: The above warranty shall not apply to defects resulting from improper or inadequate maintenance by the
customer, customers applied software or interfacing, unauthorized modifications or misuse, mishandling, operation
outside the normal environmental specifications for the product, use of the incorrect power supply, modified power
supply or improper site operation and maintenance. OEM products and products manufactured by other companies
are excluded and are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
Vaddio Customer Service: Vaddio will test, repair, or replace the product or products without charge if the unit is
under warranty. If the product is out of warranty, Vaddio will test then repair the product or products. The cost of parts
and labor charge will be estimated by a technician and confirmed by the customer prior to repair. All components must
be returned for testing as a complete unit. Vaddio will not accept responsibility for shipment after it has left the
premises.
Vaddio Technical Support: Vaddio technicians will determine and discuss with the customer the criteria for repair
costs and/or replacement. Vaddio Technical Support can be contacted through one of the following resources: e-mail
support at support@vaddio.com or online at vaddio.com.
Return Material Authorization (RMA) Number: Before returning a product for repair or replacement request an RMA
from Vaddio’s technical support. Provide the technician with a return phone number, e-mail address, shipping address,
product serial numbers and original purchase order number. Describe the reason for repairs or returns as well as the
date of purchase. See the General RMA Terms and Procedures section for more information. RMA’s are valid for 30
days and will be issued to Vaddio dealers only. End users must return products through Vaddio dealers. Include the
assigned RMA number in all correspondence with Vaddio. Write the assigned RMA number clearly on the shipping
label of the box when returning the product. All products returned for credit are subject to a restocking charge without
exception.
Voided Warranty: The warranty does not apply if the original serial number has been removed or if the product has
been disassembled or damaged through misuse, accident, modifications, use of incorrect power supply, use of a
modified power supply or unauthorized repair.
Shipping and Handling: Vaddio will not pay for inbound shipping transportation or insurance charges or accept any
responsibility for laws and ordinances from inbound transit. Vaddio will pay for outbound shipping, transportation, and
insurance charges for all items under warranty but will not assume responsibility for loss and/or damage by the
outbound freight carrier. If the return shipment appears damaged, retain the original boxes and packing material for
inspection by the carrier. Contact your carrier immediately.
Products not under Warranty: Payment arrangements are required before outbound shipment for all out of warranty
products.
*Vaddio manufactures its hardware products from parts and components that are new or equivalent to new in accordance with industry standard practices.
Other General Information:
Care and Cleaning
Do not attempt to take this product apart at any time. There are no user-serviceable components inside.

Do not spill liquids in the product

Keep this device away from food and liquid, especially caviar.

For smears or smudges on the product, wipe with a clean, soft cloth

Use a lens cleaner on the lens

Do not use any abrasive chemicals.
Operating and Storage Conditions:
Do not store or operate the device under the following conditions:

Temperatures above 40°C (104°F) or temperatures below 0°C (32°F)

High humidity, condensing or wet environments

In lawn mower bags or trailers

In inclement weather

Dry environments with an excess of static discharge
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In or on hybrid grain silos

Under severe vibration
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APPENDIX 1: RS-232 COMMUNICATION SPECIFICATION
Communication Speed: 9600 bps (default)
Start bit: 1
Stop bit: 1
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
No Flow control
12345678
Pin #
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
RJ-45 RS-232 and IR Out Pins
Unused
Unused
Unused
Unused
Unused
GND (GND of IR Short Range - Pin 3)
RXD (from TXD of control source)
TXD (to RXD of control source)
NOTE: The Vaddio ClearVIEW HD-USB Control Protocol is similar, but not identical to the Sony® VISCA™ command set and is not
compatible with Vaddio Joysticks. This is an abbreviated Command set intended to give external control systems basic control over the
camera. This list is not the same list as found in the other ClearVIEW (HD-18, HD-19, HD-20 and HD-22) cameras.
HD-USB Command List
Command Set
Command
Command Packet
Comments
Address Set
IF_Clear
Command Cancel
CAM_Power
Broadcast
Broadcast
88 30 01 FF
88 01 00 01 FF
8x 2p FF
8x 01 04 00 02 FF
8x 01 04 00 03 FF
8x 01 04 07 00 FF
8x 01 04 07 02 FF
8x 01 04 07 03 FF
8x 01 04 07 2p FF
8x 01 04 07 3p FF
8x 01 04 47 0p 0q 0r 0s FF
8x 01 7E 01 4A 0v 0p 0q 0r 0s FF
8x 01 04 08 00 FF
8x 01 04 08 02 FF
8x 01 04 08 03 FF
8x 01 04 08 2p FF
8x 01 04 08 3p FF
8x 01 04 38 02 FF
8x 01 04 38 03 FF
8x 01 04 38 10 FF
8x 01 04 48 0p 0q 0r 0s FF
8x 01 04 33 02 FF
8x 01 04 33 03 FF
8x 01 04 3F 00 0p FF
8x 01 04 3F 01 0p FF
8x01 04 3F 02 0p FF
8x 01 06 01 VV WW 03 01 FF
8x 01 06 01 VV WW 03 02 FF
8x 01 06 01 VV WW 01 03 FF
8x 01 06 01 VV WW 02 03 FF
8x 01 06 01 VV WW 01 01 FF
8x 01 06 01 VV WW 02 01 FF
8x 01 06 01 VV WW 01 02 FF
8x 01 06 01 VV WW 02 02 FF
8x 01 06 01 VV WW 03 03 FF
81 01 06 02 VV WW
0Y 0Y 0Y 0Y 0Z 0Z 0Z 0Z FF
0Y 0Y 0Y 0Y 0Z 0Z 0Z 0Z FF
8x 01 06 04 FF
81 01 06 05 FF
8x 01 7E 01 0A 00 02 FF
8x 01 7E 01 0A 00 03 FF
81 01 7E 01 0B WW SS ZZ FF
Address Set (Daisy chain)
IF Clear
p:socket number(1,2)
Power On/Off
CAM_Zoom
CAM_Focus
CAM_Backlight
CAM_Memory
Pan-tiltDrive
Tally
Preset Pan Speed
On
Off(Standby)
Stop
Tele(Standard)
Wide(Standard)
Tele(Variable)
Wide(Variable)
Direct
Direct(Variable)
Stop
Far(Standard)
Near(Standard)
Far(Variable)
Near(Variable)
AutoFocus
ManualFocus
Auto/Manual
Direct
On
Off
Reset
Set
Recall
Up
Down
Left
Right
UpLeft
UpRight
DownLeft
DownRight
Stop
Absolute Position
Home
Reset
On
Off
Pan/Tilt/Zoom Speed
pqrs: Zoom Position*
v:(Speed) 0-7
pqrs: Focus position*
p:Memory No(=0-0xe)
WW: Pan Speed (0x01-0x18)
VV:Tilt Speed(0x01-0x14)
YYYY: Pan Position**
ZZZZ: Tilt Position**
WW: Pan Speed (0x01-0x18)
SS:Tilt Speed(0x01-0x14)
ZZ:Zoom Speed(0-7);
*Zoom and Focus Data:
CAM_Zoom:
Range(0x000–0x6B3)
CAM_Focus:
Range (0x000-0xC000) dependent on Zoom Position
**Additional Information:
Pan Range: 8044 – 7FBC (-32,700 to +32,700)
Tilt Range: E891 – 4C2B (-5,999 to +19,499)
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HD-USB Inquiry List
Inquiry Command
Command
Response Packet
Comments
CAM_PowerInq
8x 09 04 00 FF
CAM_ZoomPosInq
CAM_FocusPosInq
CAM_BacklightModeInq
8x 09 04 47 FF
8x 09 04 48 FF
8x 09 04 33 FF
CAM_MemoryInq
Pan-TiltMaxSpeedInq
8x 09 04 3F FF
8x 09 06 11 FF
y0 50 02 FF
y0 50 03 FF
y0 50 0p 0q 0r 0s FF
y0 50 0p 0q 0r 0s FF
y0 50 02 FF
y0 50 03 FF
y0 50 0p FF
y0 50 pp qq FF
Pan-tiltPositionInq
8x 09 06 12 FF
FF y0 50 0p 0p 0p 0p 0q 0q 0q 0q FF
TallyInq
8x 09 7E 01 0A FF
PresetSpeedInq
8x 09 7E 01 0B FF
y0 50 02 FF
y0 50 03 FF
y0 50 pp qq rr FF
Motor Config
8x 09 7E 01 70 FF
On
Off(Standby)
pqr: 0-0x6B3
pqrs: Focus Position
On
Off
p:Preset 0-0xf
pp:Pan 0x01-0x18
qq:Tilt
0x01-0x14
pppp: Pan 0x8044-0x7FB2
qqqq: Tilt 0xE890-0x4C2C
On
Off
pp:Pan 0x01-0x18
qq:Tilt
0x01-0x14
rr:Zoom 0x00-0x07
Hard Motor Stops
Soft Motor Stops
y0 50 00 FF
y0 50 01 FF
FIRMWARE VERSION 2.1.0 RELEASE NOTES:
Component
Database
Middleware
Version
2.1.0
2.0.0
New Features and Functions
 Under the USB Streaming section the USB Device Name was added, which allows the admin to use a friendly
name for the camera. The camera will be listed as a UVC Camera in the device manager without this function
and moving from room to room in the enterprise with multiple systems or controlling two cameras in a single
room, is not exactly easy. The friendly name is preferred over a generic term for firms with more than one
camera.
 The camera’s scaler for lower resolutions has been improved. The HD-USB camera is optimized for HD
video, and some applications scale the video down significantly from 720p to 360p and even as low as 180p.
Some improvements were made to accommodate these lower resolutions.
 A system reboot function and a return to factory defaults were added to the webpages for additional
convenience especially when managing the camera over the internet.
Fixed Issues
 Mac OS 10.8.X and 10.9 Compatibility: This release fixed an USB video streaming compatibly issue with
Mac’s Mountain Lion and Maverick operating system. In release 2.0.0, the USB video stream could stop or
freeze when a software application requested video resolution changes on Mac’s running Mountain Lion or
Maverick operating systems. Release 2.1.0 fixes the interoperability problem and will no longer freeze or
stop.
FIRMWARE VERSION 2.0.0 PREVIOUS RELEASE NOTES:
Component
Database
Middleware
Version
2.0.0
2.0.0
New Features & Functions
RTSP or HLS IP Streaming: Release 2.0 includes the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) or HLS (Apple’s
variant on HTTP streaming) for IP Streaming of the camera’s video signal. The IP streaming is configurable
within the camera’s internal web server. The camera can be configured as either USB or IP streaming device,
however not simultaneously.
Improved USB Colors: The ClearVIEW USB has an expanded color space range for USB 2.0 streaming
creating a vivid HD image with blacker black and whiter whites.
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Serial Command API Updates: Added new serial commands for setting streaming functions from Telnet client.
Fixed Issues: N/A
Known Issues:
IP Streaming: Video quality of IP stream will degrade with more than one media player directly connected to the
camera’s IP stream. This is a processor limitation on the streaming engine within the camera and is normal. For
many participants, please use a CDN.
Sharpness Setting on Camera: Sharpness setting on HD-USB Camera can create scaling artifacts with UC
clients using low resolution video (lower than 480p). The root cause of image artifacts are related to the MJPEG
decoder in some UC soft-clients. The sharpness can be disabled on the camera from the IR remote. Press Data
Screen and navigate to Special >Image Adj > Sharpness, then disable sharpness. This should reduce scaling
artifacts (“the jaggies”) with some software clients using low resolution video.
RTSP Port: The RTSP port can be assigned on the internal web pages as 554, or between the ranges of 1024
to 65535. Other ports are reserved for internal purposes.
Interoperability Testing & Findings
The following interoperability testing was performed for this release. A detailed list of all interoperability findings
can be found in the EasyUSB Tools Interoperability FAQ document.
Table: HD-USB PTZ Camera and UC Client Software Interoperability Testing
Software Client
Cisco Jabber
Web Ex
Skype
Adobe Connect
Microsoft Lync
Gotomeeting (Citrix)
Vidyo Desktop
Polycom M100
LifeSize ClearSea
Google Plus
Panopto
Quick Time Media
Player
VLC Media Player
Real Player
Media Player
QuickTime Media
Play
Tested Version
4.4
WBS 28.7
6.0
9.0.1
4.0.7
5.4
2.2.1
1.0.4
8.2.0
N/A
4.2.5602
10.2
2.0.4
16.0
Major Findings
None
None
Comment
720p only supported on
Skype Certified Camera
UVC Conflict with some builtin Laptop Cameras
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Must have WebEx client version 28.7 to
work with Vaddio USB Video Products.
AV Bridge color space should be set to
4:2:0
Workaround for HD by downloading
shareware to force HD.
MAC version of Connect squeezes to 4:3
aspect ratio.
No Comment (N/C)
N/C
Certified with VidyoRoom 2.2.2.x
N/C
N/C
N/C
N/C
N/C
None
None
N/C
N/C
HD-USB IP Streaming Interoperability Testing
Test Version
Major Findings
10.2 (MAC)
7.7 (Win 7)
Real Player
16.0
VLC Media Player
WOWZA Media
Server
2.0.x
5.4
Direct X plugins may need to be disabled
on Windows in order to accept the RTSP
stream.
Note: QuickTime does not support PCM
audio.
Real Player uses QuickTime for a decoder
and launches a small video window.
None
None
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Comment
N/C
N/C
N/C
Tested as push-stream to
WOWZA via RTSP
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Windows Media Player Note: Windows Media Player is not compatible with standard RTSP streams. It will not
play IP streams originating from the HD-USB camera, AV Bridge encoder or any other RTSP streaming device.
NO RUG
PULLING
Backward Compatibility:
The Rev 2.1.0 and up software will not allow device to
be downgraded to previous versions.
PREVIOUS RELEASE NOTES:
Firmware Version 1.2.0 Release Notes: ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Camera
Component
Database
Middleware
Version
1.2.0
1.2.0
Note: Most of the version 1.2.0 Release notes have been added to the body of the manual as the
data is important to the operation of the HD-USB camera. The notes listed below are the highlights
of the Firmware Release 1.2.0.
 New Features and Functions:
WebEx Compatibility: The video compatibility problem between HD-USB and WebEx has been resolved with a
new software release of the WebEx client. Version WBS 28.7 and above is compatible with Vaddio USB
devices.
 Improved Interoperability with Various UC software Clients: Additional USB video resolution support was
added to the UVC endpoint to improve video quality for some UC soft clients that only use standard definition
video resolution.
 Keyboard Hot Keys: Keyboard hot keys were added for the Pan/Tilt/Zoom functions on the Camera Control
Web Page. The Shift key not required for + and - keys on number row. Caps Lock can be ON or OFF. Num
Lock must be off to use the Numeric Keypad for pan and tilt.
 USB Color Space Option: A user configurable option for setting the video color space to 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 was
added to the Web Pages. It was noted that using the 4:2:0 color space will reduce USB bandwidth by up to
25.763413125463% and may improve video quality with some UC soft clients.
 Telnet Command API: A Telnet Client to the HD-USB Camera was added for control via the network. This
includes the Pan/Tilt/Zoom function. The telnet format is not a VISCA command protocol. A modified VISCA
command protocol is only supported on the RS-232 port.
 Additional UVC resolutions added: See table on page 10.
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APPENDIX 2 - TELNET SERIAL COMMAND API
The Vaddio Serial Command protocol is a high level text based command line interface supported via telnet
session on the ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Camera. The Vaddio Serial Command protocol is not supported on the
RS-232 port. The RS-232 port is dedicated for VISCA commands only. The command application protocol
interface is intended to allow external device such as AMX and Crestron to control the camera. The protocol is
based upon ASCII format following the VT100 terminal emulation standard and uses an intuitive textual
command nomenclature for ease of use. The API is accessed by a telnet client on the Ethernet port. All ASCII
characters will be echoed to terminal program and appended with VT100 string -ESC[J (HEX- 1B 5B 4A).
Vaddio Command lines are terminated on carriage return. After the carriage return, the VT100 appends with –
ESC[J. (Note: Most terminal programs automatically strip the VT100 string.) General format usage follows a
get/set structure. Usage examples for each type are:
Set Example
COMMAND: > camera pan right
RESPONSE: > OK
Get Example
COMMAND: > stream mode get
RESPONSE: > streaming mode usb
Syntax Error Example
COMMAND: > camera pan right
RESPONSE: > ERROR
Additional programming controls associated with the terminal protocol includes:
 CTRL 5 - Clears the current serial buffer on the device.
Telnet sessions will require access verification and uses the same username and password associated with the
Administrator account on the embedded web server. The default Telnet Port is 23. Command lines are
terminated with carriage return.
Telnet Command List
CameraHome

NAME
camera home - Move the camera to the home position

SYNOPSIS
camera home

DESCRIPTION
Method used to move the camera to the home position

EXAMPLES
camera home
Move the camera back to the home position
CameraPan

NAME
camera pan - Pans the camera left or right

SYNOPSIS
camera pan {left|right|stop} [1-24]

DESCRIPTION
Method used to pan the camera

OPTIONS
left Move the camera left
right Move the camera right
stop Stop the camera movement
speed Optional integer from 1-24 that represents the speed (Default: 12)

EXAMPLES
camera pan left
Pans the camera left at the default speed
camera pan right 20
Pans the camera right using a speed of 20
camera pan stop
Stops the pan movement of the camera
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CameraPreset

NAME
camera preset - Recall and set camera presets

SYNOPSIS
camera preset {recall|store} [1-6]

DESCRIPTION
Method used to recall and store camera presets

OPTIONS
recall Recall preset
store Store preset
preset Required value from 1-6 used to indicate the preset number

EXAMPLES
camera recall 3
Move camera to preset position 3
camera store 1
Store current camera position as preset 1
CameraTilt

NAME
camera tilt - Tilts the camera up or down

SYNOPSIS
camera tilt {up|down|stop} [1-20]

DESCRIPTION
Method used to tilt the camera

OPTIONS
up Move the camera up
down Move the camera down
stop Stop the camera movement
speed Optional integer from 1-20 that represents the speed (Default: 10)

EXAMPLES
camera tilt up
Tilts the camera up at the default speed
camera tilt down 20
Tilts the camera up using a speed of 20
camera tilt stop
Stops the tilt movement of the camera
CameraZoom

NAME
camera zoom - Zoom the camera in or out

SYNOPSIS
camera zoom {in|out|stop} [1-7]

DESCRIPTION
Method used to zoom the camera

OPTIONS
in Zoom in
out Zoom out
stop Stop the camera movement
speed Optional integer from 1-7 that represents the speed (Default: 3)

EXAMPLES
camera zoom in
Zooms the camera in at the default speed
camera zoom out 7
Zooms the camera out using a speed of 7
camera zoom stop
Stops the zoom movement of the camera
Camera

NAME
camera - Base command for camera control functionality. Used in conjunction with control arguments to
include home, pan, tilt, zoom, and preset.
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Exit

NAME
exit - ends the current API command session

SYNOPSIS
exit

DESCRIPTION
Exit ends the current API command session. If the session is over telnet, the session is ended and the socket is closed. If the session
is over serial, a new session is started.
Help

NAME
help - display an overview of the CLI syntax

SYNOPSIS
help

DESCRIPTION
Display an overview of the command line syntax
History

NAME
history - command history

SYNOPSIS
history [limit]

DESCRIPTION
Since many of the programs read user input a line at a time, the command history is used to keep track of these lines and also recall
historic information

HISTORY NAVIGATION
The command history can be navigated using the up and down arrow keys. The up arrow will move up a single entry in the
command history while the down arrow moves down in the command history.

HISTORY EXPANSION
The command history supports the expansion functionality from which previous commands can be recalled from within a single
session. History expansion is performed immediately after a complete line is read.
Listed below are examples of history expansion:
* !! Substitute the last command line.
* !N Substitute the Nth command line (absolute as per ’history’ command)
* !-N Substitute the command line entered N lines before (relative)

EXAMPLES
history
Displays the current command buffer
history 5
Sets the history command buffer to remember the last 5 unique entries
NetworkPing

NAME
network ping - send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts

SYNOPSIS
network ping [count <count>] [size <size>] <destination-ip>

DESCRIPTION
Use the ICMP protocol’s mandatory ECHO_REQUEST datagram to elicit an ICMP ECHO_RESPONSE
from a host or gateway. ECHO_REQUEST datagrams have an IP and ICMP header, followed by a struct
timeval and then an arbitrary number of pad bytes used to fill out the packet.

OPTIONS
count Stop after sending count ECHO_REQUEST packets. With deadline option, ping waits for count
ECHO_REPLY packets, until the timeout expires. The default is 5.
destination
The destination IP address where the ECHO_REQUESTS are sent
size The data size of the ICMP packet to send. The default is 56 bytes

EXAMPLES
network ping 192.168.1.1
Attempt to send 5 ICMP ECHO_REQUESTs with data size 56 to the host at 192.168.1.1
network ping count 10 size 100 192.168.1.1
Attempt to send 10 ICMP ECHO_REQUESTs with data size of 100 to the host at 192.168.1.1
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NetworkSettings

NAME
network settings - get current network settings

SYNOPSIS
network settings {get}

DESCRIPTION
Method used to get the current network settings of the device

OPTIONS
get Get the current network settings for the machine

EXAMPLES
network settings get
MAC Address:
00:04:a3:85:0a:ee
IP Address:
10.10.8.116
Netmask:
255.255.255.0
Gateway:
10.10.8.100
Returns the current network settings for mac addres, ip address, netmask, and gateway
Network

NAME
network - Gets the current network settings or pings an IP address

SYNOPSIS
network {settings get | ping [count <count>] [size <size>] <destination-ip>}

DESCRIPTION
Method used to get the current network settings or check network

OPTIONS
settings
Get the current network settings
ping Send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network host

EXAMPLES
network settings get
Gets the current network settings
---network ping count 1 10.10.10.100
Pings 10.10.10.100 once and displays results
StreamingMode

NAME
streaming mode - Gets or sets the current streaming mode

SYNOPSIS
streaming mode {get|usb|network}

DESCRIPTION
Method used to get or set the current streaming settings

OPTIONS
get Get the current streaming mode
usb
Set the current streaming mode to USB
ethernet
Set the current streaming mode to Ethernet

EXAMPLES
streaming mode get
mode: usb
Returns the current streaming mode
streaming mode usb
---streaming mode ethernet
OK
Sets the streaming mode to Ethernet
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StreamingQuality

NAME
streaming quality - Gets or sets the current streaming quality

SYNOPSIS
streaming quality {get|low|standard|high}

DESCRIPTION
Method used to get or set the current streaming quality

OPTIONS
get Get the current streaming quality
low Set video quality to low
standard Set video quality to standard
high Set video quality to high

EXAMPLES
streaming quality get
quality:low
Returns the current streaming quality
---streaming quality standard
OK
Sets the streaming quality to standard
StreamingResolution

NAME
streaming resolution - Gets or sets the current streaming quality

SYNOPSIS
streaming resolution {get|1080p|720p|4cif|480p|cif}

DESCRIPTION
Method used to get or set the current streaming resolution

OPTIONS
get Get the current streaming resolution
1080p Set video resolution to 1080p
720p Set video resolution to 720p
4cif Set video resolution to 4cif
480p Set video resolution to 480p
cif Set video resolution to cif

EXAMPLES
streaming resolution get
resolution:720p
Returns the current streaming resolution
---streaming resolution 720p
OK
Sets the streaming resolution to 720p
Streaming

NAME
streaming - Gets or sets the current streaming settings

SYNOPSIS
streaming {mode {get|usb|ethernet}} | resolution {get|1080p|720p|4cif|480p|cif} |quality {get|low|standard|high}}

DESCRIPTION
Method used to get or set the current streaming settings

OPTIONS
mode Get or set the current streaming mode
resolution Get or set the current streaming video resolution
quality Get or set the current streaming video frame rate and bit rate

EXAMPLES
streaming mode get
mode: usb
Returns the current streaming mode
---streaming mode ethernet
Sets the streaming mode to Ethernet
---streaming quality standard
Sets the streaming quality to standard
---streaming resolution 720p
Sets the streaming resolution to 720p
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SystemFactory‐Reset

NAME
system factory-reset - Gets or sets factory reset status

SYNOPSIS
system factory-reset {get|on|off}

DESCRIPTION
Method used to get or set the factory reset status

OPTIONS
get Get the current factory reset status
on Enable factory reset on reboot
off Disable factory reset on reboot

EXAMPLES
system factory-reset get
factory-reset (software):
off
factory-reset (hardware): [Hardware reset is designated by rear panel dip switches in down position]
off
Returns the factory reset status
---system factory-reset on
factory-reset (software): on
factory-reset (hardware): off
Enables factory reset upon reboot
SystemReboot

NAME
system reboot - Reboots system

SYNOPSIS
system reboot [<seconds>]

DESCRIPTION
Method used to reboot system

OPTIONS
seconds
The number of seconds to delay the reboot

EXAMPLES
reboot
Reboot system immediately
reboot 30
Reboot the system in 30 seconds
Version

NAME
version - display the system version information

SYNOPSIS
version

DESCRIPTION
Display an overview of the command line syntax

EXAMPLES
Version
Returns the current software version
version

DESCRIPTION
Display an overview of the command line syntax

EXAMPLES
Version
Returns the current software version
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