PAL/NTSC H.264 Video Encoder Composite Video To IP Encoded

PAL/NTSC H.264 Video Encoder Composite Video To IP Encoded
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December 2016
PAL/NTSC H.264
Video Encoder
User Manual v1.1
Composite Video To
IP Encoded Video Converter
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������2
Change History��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������3
About the User Manual������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4
• User Manual Part Number����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
Warranty and Support��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4
Introduction to the Video Encoder������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5
• Encoder Body Types��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
• Part Numbers��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
The Video Encoder Kit��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7
• Support Documentation and Software ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
Encoder Connections����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������9
• Front Connection��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
• Camera Connections������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10
• Rear Connection ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
• Cable Connections����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
• PC Connection����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
• Camera Login������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
• Default IP Address����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
Web Browser Control��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������13
• User Menu ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
• Update Menu������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
• Video Menu����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
• View Menu ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 16
• Ethernet Menu����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17
• WiFi Menu������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18
• Recording Menu��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 20
Recovering Recordings ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������22
• Using FileZilla������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 23
Using VLC to Play Streams ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������24
The VE Camera Viewer������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������26
• Using the VE Camera Viewer Software������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 26
• Video Panels��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 27
• Video Panel Modes ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 27
• Video Panel Coloured Borders�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 28
• Video Panel Status Icons������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 28
• Pan, Tilt & Zoom Operation������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 29
• Example of VE Camera Viewer in Operation��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 30
• Recording Retrieval��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 31
Connector Interfaces��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������32
Specifications ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������33
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Change History
Version
Date
Change Summary
Author
v1.0
25/7/2016
Initial Draft
RE
v1.1
8/12/2016
WiFi & Recording Sections Added
RE
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About the User Manual
This user manual describes the operation of the PAL/NTSC H.264 video encoder module.
Initially, the user manual introduces the reader to the module’s operation. This includes a
description of the various components in the kit and a guide to their use.
As part of this, hardware interfacing, connections, viewing video and configuration of the module’s
functions are all described in detail.
Additionally the use of software control tools to view video are explained.
The guide follows a step by step approach, describing the simple initialisation sequence to get the
user up and running in the shortest possible time.
This is followed up with a description of technical specifications, connector interfaces and
component dimensions.
User Manual Part Number
The VE part number for this manual is 110-3143
Warranty and Support
All Visual Engineering products are supplied as standard with a 12 month ‘Return to Base’ warranty.
In the event of a suspected product failure, users should contact the Visual Engineering support
team on the telephone number +44 (0) 1206 211842 or please email us at:
support@visualengineering.co.uk
Should the fault persist or if the support team are unable to resolve the fault, it may be necessary
to return the equipment.
Equipment should only be returned using the RMA (Returns Management Authorisation) process.
Users should contact the support team on the above number and request an RMA form and RMA
number.
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Introduction to the Video Encoder
The encoder is a simple to use rugged in-line module that accepts PAL or NTSC composite video
and outputs an ONVIF compliant H.264 IP stream. Together with the built-in microphone it provides
a complete hardware solution to digitise SD video & audio and broadcast it as encoded H.264.
Customers can tailor their requirements to fit the application through recording, Power over
Ethernet (PoE) and WiFi add-on options.
Through the optional WiFi add-on, its integrated access point offers many possible ways in which
the user can view the video via any WiFi enabled device whether that be phone, tablet or PC
platform.
The recording option features secure micro SD card storage. Access to the stored movie files can
be either by physically removing the SD card, a direct Ethernet connection or WiFi (if this option has
been included) simply browse to the files and download.
Dependant on configuration, the unit can be powered either by the DC power supply included in
the kit or Class 0 Power over Ethernet.
It is housed in a CNC machined aluminium IP67 case to produce a unit that is very robust, reliable
and suitable for professional use.
The simple in-line design allows users to easily connect to the module with the cables supplied with
the kit.
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Encoder Body Types
The encoder is available in two different body shapes. A Power over Ethernet type and a type that
accepts DC power on the 8 way connector on the rear of the module. The two different body styles
are shown below.
8 way Connector Body
Part No: 110-8928
Power Over Ethernet
RJ45 Connector Body
Part No: 110-8944
Part Numbers
Each encoder is fitted with a part number label. The label details the encoder’s default IP address
and its unique serial number. The part number of each encoder is explained in the table below.
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Option
8 Way Connector Body
PoE Body
Standard
110-8928
110-8944
SD
110-8941
110-8945
WiFi
110-8942
110-8946
SD and WiFi
110-8943
110-8947
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The Video Encoder Kit
Kit Contents with Part Numbers
The kit comes complete in a foam lined carry case, as shown above.
The full kit for the 8 way connector body includes the following parts:
•
•
•
•
•
Cat5e RJ45 to Binder Cable
110-8658
Encoder Breakout Cable110-8932
Passive PoE Injector Cable
110-8301
Mains to DC Power Supply with Adaptors
110-8661
USB Memory Stick 2GB110-8679
The full kit for the PoE connector body includes the following parts:
• 1M Cat 5e RJ45 Cable
110-8644
• Encoder Breakout Cable110-8932
• USB Memory Stick 2GB110-8679
Support Documentation and Software
The kit includes a USB memory stick. This contains software applications and documentation to
support the video encoder.
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Encoder Kit Contents
• PAL/NTSC H.264 Encoder
•
Encoder Breakout Cable
• 1m ethernet camera cable, not included with PoE model
• DC insertion cable, not included with PoE model
• Power supply with adaptors, not included with PoE model
• USB memory stick, containing software applications and
supporting documentation.
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Encoder Connections
The encoder has connections on both the front and rear. The rear connections differ dependant
upon the body type. The front connector is the same for both body types, the encoder breakout
cable should be connected at this point.
The image below shows an 8 way connector body type with connections made on the front and
rear.
DC Insertion Cable
Encoder Breakout Cable
Front Connection
The encoder breakout cable connection on the front includes power for the connected camera,
composite video input and control interface connections.
The 9 way D-type control connector is designed to interface with a PTZ camera such as the VE SWZ
or the VE ATM. Any PTZ message generated at the control will be passed through in a transparent
connection to the connected camera via the D-type connector.
PAL or NTSC CVBS composite video should be connected to the RCA input video connector.
The power supplied to the camera is passed directly through the module, as such the volts applied
into the rear connector will also be present on the power pin of the front connector.
Careful to only connect a camera that has the same input as the power supply!
Power to Connected
Camera
WARNING!
ONLY CONNECT TO A
CAMERA WHICH HAS THE
SAME INPUT VOLTAGE
AS THE SUPPLIED
VOLTAGE TO THE
ENCODER
Encoder Connection
CVBS Video
Input
Control Connector
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Camera Connections
The encoder is capable of decoding PAL or NTSC analogue video and encoding this together with
audio from the integral microphone into an IP stream. As such the encoder is compatible with
many different cameras.
For a PTZ camera solution a recommended pairing would be to use either the Visual Engineering’s
SWZ or ATM camera modules. More information on these camera modules via our website:
www.visualengineering.co.uk
The encoder will seamlessly interface power, video and PTZ camera control with both of these
camera modules.
Encoder connected to
the VE SWZ camera
ATM Camera Module
Direct cable interface between
encoder and ATM module.
Cable part number 110-3139
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Rear Connection
The encoder decodes composite analogue video and audio and streams this as IP data. Users
therefore need access to a PC or similar networked enabled device to view the video from the
connected encoder/camera combination.
Viewing the video and camera control can be accessed through the web browser interface, users
will therefore need either Firefox, Internet Explorer or Chrome installed on their PC.
To view the streaming video from the camera users should have a video player installed onto their
PC.
Visual Engineering strongly recommends that users have VLC installed. This is essential if Internet
Explorer is used as the browser.
VLC is a free media player and can be downloaded from:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.en_GB.html
It is advised that users download and enable the latest version of VLC Media Player before
attempting to use the encoder module.
Cable Connections
The 8 way connector type encoder should be connected to a PC and power supply using the
Ethernet and DC insertion cables as shown below. The DC adaptor should be connected to a mains
supply.
DC Power Supply
PoE Power
Injector Cable
8 Way Binder
RJ45 Cable
Connect composite
video camera here
The DC adaptor supplies the encoder and camera power plug with 12V DC. Alternatively, it can be
operated with DC supplies from 6V to 18V. Take careful note of the camera power requirements!
The Power over Ethernet model must be connected to a network via a switch capable of Power over
Ethernet type 0.
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PC Connection
Now that the encoder is powered and has an IP connection to a PC, users can web browse to view
the video and control its functions.
Video from the connected camera can be viewed on a web browser. The web browser also allows
control of encoder’s parameters such as resolution, bit-rate, and network settings.
All parameters are non-volatile, meaning they will be remembered after re-powering the module.
It should be noted that Internet Explorer users should ensure VLC is loaded onto their machine,
without this the video viewing pages of the web browser will not work.
Users can web browse to the encoder using any of the standard web browsers; Firefox, Internet
Explorer or Chrome - note that Chrome may require some additional settings to view video.
Simply type the encoder’s IP address into the browser address bar, using the encoder default IP
address of 192.168.1.195
Camera Login
On trying to establish a connection the user will be prompted for the User Name and Password,
enter the following details:
Default User Name is:
root
Default Password is:
1234
Default IP Address
Encoders are, by default, set with a fixed IP address of 192.168.1.195, this is detailed on the
encoder’s part number label.
If the encoder is not responding on this address it is possible that the IP address has been changed.
If the new IP address is unknown, the user can use the VE Camera Viewer software application to
locate the IP address. This method is explained in the The VE Camera Viewer section of this user
guide.
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Web Browser Control
The primary mechanism for controlling the encoder is its web browser interface.
The example screen below shows what is to be expected once a valid connection between the PC
and encoder/camera has been established by typing the encoder’s IP address into the web browser
address bar. In this example it is the default address of 192.168.1.195
The video can be seen in the Video Panel window. If no image is seen ensure the video plug-in for
the web browser is enabled and refresh the web page.
On the left side of the screen are the Control Menus which allow the user to configure various
setting in the encoder. The functions of these menus are described in the following sections of this
user guide.
The encoder’s IP address is typed in here.
In this example the IP address is
192.168.1.195
Control Menus
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Video Panel Window.
If no image is seen, enable the video
plug-in and refresh the web page.
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User Menu
The user menu page
allows users to reset the
password.
It also selects various user
options such as audio on/
off and OSD (On Screen
Display) on/off.
Changes are only enabled
when the submit button is
pressed.
Update Menu
It is possible to update the firmware of the encoder. There are three steps to updating the
firmware.
Only update the encoder with files that have been approved by Visual Engineering.
Use of other files will render the encoder inoperable.
3. Submit the file
1. Select the
Update tab
2. Browse to the file
Following a submit the encoder will update the firmware. Wait until the encoder finishes updating
before trying to move away from the current web page or powering off. Updates typically take
under one minute to complete.
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Video Menu
The Video Page is where all the
IP encoder parameters are
controlled.
The encoder supports two
encoding formats, H.264 and
MJPEG. The choice of the format
is initiated by the user when the
stream is enabled.
For example, to initiate a H.264
stream from an encoder with an IP
address of 192.168.1.195 the URL
is:
rtsp://192.168.1.195/h264
For example, to initiate an MJPEG
stream from an encoder with an IP
address of 192.168.1.195 the URL
is:
rtsp://192.168.1.195/jpeg
The Video page contains parameters for each encoder type.
The encoder has two fundamental modes of operation.
•
Constant Bitrate. This is the normal mode of operation, it will output a constant bit-rate for its
compressed video stream.
• Constant Quality. In this mode the bit-rate is varied in a effort to maintain a constant quality.
The target quality is set using an arbitrary number between 1 and 50, the lower the number the
higher the quality. This is set in the quality field.
Other encoder parameters are:
H.264 resolution
The maximum resolution is 1920x1080, but users can select lower resolutions and may wish to do
so if there is restricted bandwidth available.
H.264 FPS (frames Per Second)
The maximum frame rate is 30 fps, but users may choose to select lower frame rates, thereby
reducing the bandwidth required.
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Recommended Settings
Bit-rate Available
Resolution
Frame Rate
5-10MB/s
1920x1080
30
4-5Mb/s
1920x1080
15
3-4Mb/s
1280x720
30
2-3Mb/s
800x600
30
1-2Mb/s
800x600
15
512kb/s-1Mb/s
640x480
15
256-512kb/s
320x240
15
Video Flip and Reverse
The image can be flipped vertically by selecting Video Flip ‘Flipped’. This can be useful when the
connected camera is installed upside down or hanging from a ceiling.
The image can be reversed (mirror imaged) by selecting Video Reverse ‘Reversed’. This can be
useful when viewing the image via a mirror.
View Menu
Full screen viewing of the video is possible from the web browser by selecting the view button.
Users can return to the main menu by selecting the Back button.
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Ethernet Menu
Network parameters can be set by selecting the Ethernet menu.
The encoder can operate with a fixed IP address, or can be allocated an IP address from the
network, these modes are controlled using the DHCP button enable/disable.
Users should press the submit button to enable changes.
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WiFi Menu
For WiFi capability to be available the encoder must
have the WiFi option included.
The WiFi module requires the WiFi antenna to be
connected to the SMA connector on the top of the
encoder as shown in the image on the right.
AP Mode Menu
The encoder has an integrated WiFi Adaptor which supports it own WiFi access point. Using any
WiFi enabled device it is possible to connect to the encoder in order to monitor its video and audio.
The WiFi user configurable settings can be found in the WiFi Setup menu. The AP Mode WiFi
sub-menu allows the user to configure the WiFi access point settings, this is shown in the web page
below along with a short description of the key parameters.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Enable or disable the WiFi Access Point
User configurable network name
WiFi channel, select one of 13 channels
Max number of stations (devices) allowed on the network
Encryption standard, choose either open or WPA2-PSK
User configurable network password
User configurable IP address of the WiFi access point *
* Whilst connected to the encoder via WiFi the “Server IP” Address should be used in the client
browser to view the video. If a direct ethernet cable connection is made to the encoder then the
encoder’s default IP address should be used in the browser to view the video.
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STA Mode Menu
The STA Mode WiFi sub-menu allows the user to configure the WiFi adaptor in station mode. This
can be achieved by following the four steps as described on the right of the STA Mode web page
shown below.
1. Set the switch to ON
2. Click Scan & select the network
from the populated drop down list
3. Enter login details
4. Select Connect
If required, a static IP address
may be used by setting “Use
DHCP Client” to OFF.
Following any changes made the user must press the submit button. The encoder will then save
the changed parameter. Wait until the encoder finishes Re-configuring before trying to move away
from the current web page or powering off the encoder.
Note: If there is a break in the WiFi link between the encoder and the client browser it may be
necessary to refresh the browser page to re-establish audio.
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Recording Menu
For recording to be available the encoder must have the recording option included. If this option is
included the encoder will be fitted with a 32GByte SD card recorder. The SD card is located beneath
a cover plate. For access to the SD card, remove the two T5 screws, cover plate and gasket.
Press down to release
the SD card
SD card cover plate
The SD Card capacity is 32GBytes, this offers 17 hours of continuous recording at 4Mb/s, or 34
hours at 2Mb/s etc.
If recording capacity is achieved there is a user option to either stop recording or overwrite.
The recording web page menu is shown below.
Timed Recordings
Trigger Recordings
OSD & Tone Alerts
SD Card Full
Management Options
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Recordings can be activated in two ways:
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Timed recordings
Trigger recordings
Timed Recordings
There are 4 options for timed recordings, these are; Off, Continuous, Once and Daily.
Off = No recording takes place
Continuous = Recording Continuously
Once = Record once when the start time is reached and record for the set duration.
Daily = Record daily starting when the start time is reached and record for the set duration.
Trigger Recordings
Trigger Recordings can be triggered by either motion or light level change.
Trigger recordings are disabled by default, if enabled a recording will be made.
The duration of the recording will be the duration of the motion event plus the time set in seconds
in the trigger duration.
OSD and Tone Alerts
Additionally motion and light level triggers can be used to trigger an OSD (On Screen Display) event
and an audible tone in the stream. If users require this they should set the OSD and Tone Trigger
mask to Enabled, the default setting is Masked.
The level of motion required to invoke a trigger can be set using the Motion trigger sensitivity, on a
scale from low sensitivity of 0 to a high sensitivity of 100, the default value is 90.
SD Card Full Management
In the event of the SD card becoming full, there are two user settings in the Overwrite Enable
option. If this is disabled, then all recording will simply stop when the SD card is full. If this is
enabled, then the recorder will start to over write the oldest material.
Save the Changes
Following any changes made in the menu the user must press the submit button .The encoder will
then save the changed parameter. Wait until the encoder finishes Re-configuring before trying to
move away from the current web page or powering off the encoder.
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Recovering Recordings
Recordings are stored on the SD Card as individual 10 second duration files.
The file size is proportional to the video bit-rate selected by the user.
The files follow the a naming convention of:
YYMMDDHHNNSS_Ref for example 160308124611_0040 would have the meaning:
YY = Year e.g. 16
MM = Month e.g. 03 is March
DD = Day is 08
HH = Hour is 12
NN = Minutes is 46
SS = Seconds is 11
Ref = unique incrementing file reference eg: 0040
Recordings are stored in a file structure on the SD card and can be accessed using the FTP (File
Transfer Protocol).
Visual Engineering recommends applications such as FileZilla for accessing and downloading these
recordings.
Once downloaded recordings can be played in players such as VLC either individually by selecting
Play stored File or in groups by creating a play list.
FileZilla is a free application and can be downloaded from
http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/
WARNING
The current software release of the H.264 Encoder does not support simultaneous
recording whilst downloading recordings over FTP.
The recording mode should be set to ‘Off’ before attempting to download files.
Once the required files have been downloaded the recording mode can be reenabled.
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Using FileZilla
With FileZilla downloaded, installed and running it will appear as shown below.
FileZilla will NOT operate if recording is active, records must be deactivated before a download can
take place.
Set the Host = IP Address of encoder, default IP Address of 192.168.1.195 is shown here
Username = Encoder Username, the default is root
Password = Encoder Password, the default is 1234
Then press ‘Quickconnect’
Files can be dragged across to the location selected on
the local computer
File structure on the remote
SD card of the encoder
Recordings on the encoder will be stored in SD/CONT as shown above.
Individual files can then be selected and dragged across to the storage location selected on the
users local computer.
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Using VLC to Play Streams
Users wishing to access streaming video from the encoder will need a video player application.
The encoder is compatible with many players, a simple freeware player is VLC Media Player.
Users should download VLC Media Player and run the application.
VLC is a free media player and can be downloaded from:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.en_GB.html
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Enable the VLC Media Player application.
From the Media menu select the ‘Open Network Stream’ as shown below.
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Enter the encoder URL and stream type, eg: rtsp://192.168.1.199/h264
The URL depends upon the IP address of the encoder and the stream type,
eg: h264 or jpeg. This is shown below
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Press play and wait for a few seconds, the video stream will appear.
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The VE Camera Viewer
The VE Camera Viewer is a software application used to display the video from all video streams in
the system. It will auto detect any sources that are on the network and populate each one into a
Video Panel.
Once a camera instance has been detected the encoder’s IP address can be viewed by placing the
mouse over the encoder’s name in the Video Panel.
The VE Camera Viewer software can be downloaded from the VE website support page or from the
memory stick provided in the kit.
www.visualengineering.co.uk/support
Using the VE Camera Viewer Software
The VE Camera Viewer has two principle components:
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Video Panels – These display live video and audio alarms from the cameras
Pan Tilt Zoom Panel – This is used for the control of the PTZ enabled cameras
Pan Tilt Zoom
Panel
Video Panels
Encoder name, hover the mouse
here to find out the IP address of the
encoder
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Video Panels
Each Video Panel is associated with one video source and has the following three key areas.
Video Panel Mode
Selection
Video Panel
Status Icon
Video Panel
Window
Video Panel Modes
The Video Panel can be set into one of three modes
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Live Stream – live video is displayed in the video panel window
Playback – recorded video from the encoder can be played back in the video panel
Settings – this mode gives access to encoder settings
Different modes are selected by clicking on the Live Stream, Playback or Settings text at the top left
of the video panel. The Video Panel shown above is in Live Stream mode.
The video panel on the right shows the Playback mode
instance.
For encoders enabled with recording, users can select
a segment of recorded video to be played back from
memory. Options are from 30 seconds to 10 minutes.
The full range of download periods is only available in
advanced mode.
In normal mode only 30 second downloads are
available.
To access the advanced mode the user needs to
hold keyboard keys “A”, “D”, and “V” then click on the
padlock icon, which can be found just underneath the
Pan Tilt Zoom Panel.
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An example of a Video Panel in Settings mode is
shown on the right.
Mirror Video: Causes the video image to flip as if
observed in a mirror.
Flip Video: Inverts the video vertically.
Motion Sensitivity: Allows the user to select sensitivity
to motion, the default is 95.
Trigger Duration: Sets the duration of the audible
trigger tone and Video Panel red edged border. The
default is 5 seconds
Video Panel Coloured Borders
The Video panel is edged in a colour, the meaning of which is described in the following table
Video Panel edge colour in priority order
Meaning
Red
A trigger alarm has occurred. The duration is set in the settings mode
Blue
This panel is selected for Pan Tilt Zoom Control
No Colour
No trigger alarms & not selected for Pan Tilt Zoom Control
Video Panel Status Icons
There are a number of status icons that can
be displayed on the video panel.
The power icon displays whether the
encoder is powered from battery or DC
cable. In the image to the left the camera
node is battery powered.
If triggers occur, these icons will be displayed
in red alongside the power status.
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The Status Icons have a symbol code. These are described in the following table:
Status Icon Symbol (in
priority order)
Meaning
A trigger alarm has occurred in the last 30 seconds. The source of the
trigger is a low light level to high light level transition. The battery power
level is still shown below.
A trigger alarm has occurred in the last 30 seconds.
The source of the trigger is motion detected in the video.
A trigger alarm has occurred in the last 30 seconds. The source of the
trigger is external alarm input 1.
A trigger alarm has occurred in the last 30 seconds. The source of the
trigger is external alarm input 2.
The power source is battery. The battery level can be seen by placing the
mouse over the battery status icon.
The power source is DC input i.e. not running from battery.
Pan, Tilt & Zoom Operation
Only for connected cameras that support remote control of
Pan, Tilt and Zoom.
The camera that is connected to the encoder that the user
wishes to control remotely should have its corresponding
status icon clicked. This will result in it being coloured blue
and the video panel being edged in blue.
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Pan Control: left & right arrows
Tilt Control: up & down arrows
Zoom in: + symbol
Zoom out: - symbol
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Example of VE Camera Viewer in Operation
In the example shown above the following can be inferred:
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There are five cameras sources, since five video panels have loaded
The camera sources are ‘Base Station’, ‘PTZ Node 1’, ‘CCTV Nodes 2, 3 and 4’
Base Station node is showing black video indicating no external video is connected
Base Station node is using a DC input, the other nodes are running on battery
CCTV Node 3 is selected for PTZ control
PTZ Node 1 and CCTV Nodes 3 and 4 are showing live streams
CCTV Node 2 is in Playback mode showing recorded streams
Note: The IP address of any source can be viewed by placing the mouse over the source’s name.
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Recording Retrieval
Recordings can be retrieved from cameras when in Advanced Mode.
To access the advanced mode the user needs to hold keyboard keys “A”, “D”, and “V” then click on
the padlock icon, which can be found just underneath the Pan Tilt Zoom Panel.
First select the date of the required recording:
Now select the time and period of the required recording:
The recording will then be downloaded and played out on the player.
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Connector Interfaces
8 Way Connector Body
PoE Connector Body
8 Way Binder Male on Rear
Mating half is Binder 99-9226-00-08.
RJ45 Female on Rear
Mating half is male RJ45.
PoE is auto between Modes A & B, hence power
can appear on different pins dependant upon
which mode the power injector supports.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
+12v
GND
Eth TX+
Eth TXEth RX+
Eth RXTXD (from unit, debug path)
RXD (to unit, debug path)
Mode AMode B
1. Eth TX+ PoE+
2. Eth TX- PoE+
3. Eth RX+ PoE4. NCPoE+
5. NCPoE+
6. Eth RX- PoE7. NCPoE8. NCPoE-
Both Body Types
8 Way Binder Female on Front
Mating half is Binder 99-9225-00-08
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
+12v
GND
CVBS
Video GND
RS232 RX (Data into Encoder)
RS232 TX (Data from Encoder)
GPIO1
GPIO2
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Specifications
Specifications
Input Video
PAL or NTSC
Optional WiFi
2.4GHz
Video Encoding
H.264 Compression
BP @ Level 4.1
MJPEG Dual Streaming
VMS Compliance
ONVIF Compliant.
VLC, Genetec, Milestone,
View Commander
Audio Encoding
G711, G726
Power
5 to 16V DC, 1.4W
Microphone
Voice band silicon omni
Temperature
-20 to +50ºC
Max Bit Rate
10Mb/s
Environmental
IP67
Protocol
TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS
RTSP/RTP over TCP
Weight
52g
Optional Storage
32GB micro SD Card
Dimensions
82.5 x 25 x 20mm
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