Canon VK-64 v2.2 software Guide

Canon VK-64 v2.2 software Guide
Network Video Recorder
VK-64/VK-16 v2.2
Launching VK Viewer
Viewer Operation Guide
This guide explains a basic operation of VK Viewer. For more detailed explanations, refer to the Administrator's
Manual and Setup Guide.
* This guide also applies to VK-Lite Viewer (simplified version of VK Viewer).
VK Viewing Screen
1 Double-click the [VK Viewer v2.2] desktop icon.
The connect option menu (Startup Screen) for the Storage Server is
* Different icon is displayed for VK-Lite.
2 Select [Master Storage
Groups of zones.
Areas in which
cameras are located.
Camera Selection Area
Server] and click
Thumbnails from all the
cameras located in each zone
are displayed. The number
of thumbnails represents the
number of cameras in the zone.
If you select [localhost] or [Use
IP address], the [Login] dialog
box appears.
Viewing Area
Enter your [User Name]
and [Password] and click
VK Viewer starts up.
Make a note of your user
name and password here.
User Name
 Note that the login information is case-sensitive.
 Check with the system administrator for your user name and
 If you note down your user name and password in this guide,
take particular care to ensure that this does not lead to unwanted
disclosure of your login details.
Video Window
Live or recorded video from
a camera is displayed in this
Recording information and
events that have occurred are
The time of the video currently
being played is displayed.
Video Window
Video display
Live or recorded video is displayed.
Exiting VK Viewer
4 Select [File] → [Exit] in
Video Windows are displayed
Live video
The video currently being shot.
Recorded video
Video recorded on the storage server.
the menu bar.
Title bar
VK Viewer shuts down.
The camera name and the video status are displayed.
The title bar color changes according to the displayed video content, as shown below.
 If you are using a screensaver on your PC, the screen saver may
start up after VK Viewer shuts down. To restore the viewing window,
simply move the mouse.
Title bar color
Video status
During live video display
During recorded video
Recording time
 For information on operations such as changing the video window display position, size or layout, see "Chapter 5 Viewer Reference" in the
Administrator's Manual.
 The camera selection area, timeline and video window title bars can all be hidden using options in the [View] menu in the menu bar.
Controlling A Camera
Playing Recorded Video
1 Click a video window for the camera you want to control.
Using the timeline to play video
Playing video of a specified time
1 Click a video window of the camera you want to play.
1 Click a video window of the camera you want to play.
2 Select [View] → [Camera Control] in the
menu bar.
The [Camera Control] panel appears.
2 Click and drag the time bar to the left or right to change the
2 Click [Jump to Time].
playback time.
The [Jump To Time] dialog box
3 Select a date and time and
click [OK].
The recorded video appears in the
selected video window.
Click [Get Control] in the [Camera Control]
3 Click the time you want to play.
The recorded video appears in the selected video window.
Once you have the camera control, all the buttons in
the [Camera Control] panel become active.
 If a message appears saying "Can't get
camera control", system administration
privileges of other Viewers of tools may
be controlling the camera. Contact the
 Depending on your camera, some
functions may be unavailable. For more
details, see Administrator's Manual.
Adjusting/Saving Played Video
Controlling playback
Pan/Tilt/Zoom Control
Pan (left/right) and Tilt (up/down)
These controls move the PT camera in the
direction of the arrows.
Pan and tilt either by briefly clicking an arrow, or
by clicking and holding the arrow.
Click and drag the zoom slider to zoom in or out.
Jump to previous event
Fast forward
This button switches the video display from recorded video back to live
Nudge back Nudge forward
Jump to next event
You can use these controls to play, pause, rewind, fast forward, nudge
forward or back and jump to the previous or next event. You can also
change the rewind and fast forward speeds sequentially from 1x → 2x
→ 5x → 10x.
Zooming in and out on the timeline
Choose one of preset positions from a list.
Pan/Tilt/Zoom speed
Set the camera pan/tilt, and zoom speed.
 For details, see "Chapter 5 Viewer Reference" in the Administrator's Manual.
 If you have the camera control and do not make any changes for 30
seconds, a message appears saying "Control will be lost in 10 seconds".
You will then lose the control if it is left for another 10 seconds.
 To control a camera while it is recording, check with the administrator and
review the procedure beforehand.
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These controls change the level of detail shown in the timeline.
[Zoom In]
To view the timeline in more detail.
[Zoom Out]
To view the entire timeline at once.
Returning to Live Video
Saving a specified video
You can save recorded videos to any location in .mov format.
The saved videos can then be viewed in QuickTime Player or any other
player that supports the .mov format.
File-Saving format
QuickTime (file extension: mov)
Recording duration
Max. 1 hour
 Rewind and nudge back cannot be used when viewing recorded MPEG-4 video. *MPEG-4 video cannot be recorded with VK-Lite.
 QuickTime version 6.5.1 or later is recommended.
 On Windows Vista, videos cannot be saved into the Program Files folder or Windows folder on the system drive.
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