Video Management Software User Manual-V1.11

Video Management Software User Manual-V1.11

Video Management Software

User Manual

Manual Version: V1.11

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Contents

Conventions ··············································································································································· 2

Document Conventions ······················································································································ 2

Symbols ·············································································································································· 3

1 Introduction ····································································································································· 1

2 Installation, Upgrade, and Uninstall ································································································ 1

System Requirements ································································································································ 1

Installation ················································································································································· 3

Upgrade ····················································································································································· 3

Uninstall ····················································································································································· 3

3 Starting Components ······················································································································· 4

Video Management Software ···················································································································· 4

Video Storage Software ····························································································································· 5

Media Switch Software ······························································································································ 5

4 Live View ·········································································································································· 6

Encoding Device Management ·················································································································· 6

Add an Encoding Device ····················································································································· 6

Modify an Encoding Device ················································································································ 8

Delete an Encoding Device ················································································································· 9

Remotely Perform Operations on an Encoding Device ······································································ 9

Check Device Operation Status ·········································································································· 9

Group Management································································································································· 10

Add a Group ····································································································································· 10

Delete a Group ································································································································· 10

Import Cameras ································································································································ 11

Play Live Videos ········································································································································ 12

Play Live Video in a Window ············································································································ 12

Live View Toolbar ····························································································································· 13

Shortcut Menu of Live View ············································································································· 14

Play Live Videos by View ·················································································································· 14

PTZ Control ··············································································································································· 16

Sequence Display ····································································································································· 18

Enable Sequence Display by Camera Group ···················································································· 18

Enable Sequence Display by Default View ······················································································· 19

Enable Sequence Display by Custom View ······················································································· 20

5 Recording and Playback ················································································································· 20

Storage Device Management ··················································································································· 20

Add a Storage Device ······················································································································· 20

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Modify a Storage Device ·················································································································· 21

Delete a Storage Device ··················································································································· 21

Configure a Storage Device ·············································································································· 21

Restart the Storage Service ·············································································································· 23

Recording Configuration ·························································································································· 23

Configure Recording Schedule ········································································································· 23

Manually Record Videos ··················································································································· 25

Alarm-Triggered Video Recording ···································································································· 26

Playback ··················································································································································· 26

Play Back Remote Recordings ·········································································································· 27

Play Back Local Recordings ··············································································································· 30

View Local Snapshots ······················································································································· 30

Download ················································································································································· 31

Smart Search ············································································································································ 32

6 Stream Media Server ····················································································································· 34

Stream Media Server Management ········································································································· 34

Add a Stream Media Server ············································································································· 34

Modify a Stream Media Server ········································································································ 34

Delete a Stream Media Server ········································································································· 35

Configure a Stream Media Server ············································································································ 35

7 Decoding and Displaying Videos on the Video Wall ······································································ 36

Decoding Device Management ················································································································ 36

Add a Decoding Device ····················································································································· 36

Modify a Decoding Device ················································································································ 37

Delete a Decoding Device ················································································································ 37

Remotely Configure a Decoding Device ··························································································· 37

Video Wall Management ························································································································· 37

Add a Video Wall ······························································································································ 37

Modify a Video Wall ························································································································· 38

Delete a Video Wall ·························································································································· 38

Configure a Video Wall ····················································································································· 38

Video Wall Operations ····························································································································· 40

Display Live Video on Video Wall ····································································································· 40

Close Live Video on a Video Wall ····································································································· 41

Split Screen for a Decoding Output Channel ···················································································· 41

Enable Sequence Display on a Video Wall ······················································································· 42

Play Back Recordings on Video Wall ································································································ 43

Alarm-Triggered Live Video to Video Wall ······················································································· 44

8 E-map ············································································································································· 44

E-map Management ································································································································ 44

Add an E-map ··································································································································· 44

Modify an E-map ······························································································································ 45

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Delete an E-map ······························································································································· 45

Add a Hot Spot ································································································································· 46

Modify a Hot Spot ···························································································································· 46

Delete a Hot Spot ····························································································································· 47

Add a Hot Region ······························································································································ 47

Modify a Hot Region ························································································································· 47

Delete a Hot Region ························································································································· 47

E-map Operations ···································································································································· 48

View a Hot Spot ································································································································ 48

View a Hot Region ···························································································································· 48

View Hot Spot/Hot Region Alarms ··································································································· 49

Clear Hot Spot/Hot Region Alarms ··································································································· 49

9 Voice Communication ···················································································································· 49

Video Associated Audio ··························································································································· 50

Two-Way Audio ········································································································································ 50

Voice Broadcast ······································································································································· 51

10 Alarm Management ····················································································································· 52

Configure Alarm-Triggered Action ··········································································································· 52

Alarm Records ·········································································································································· 54

Acknowledge Live Alarms ················································································································· 54

Query History Alarms ······················································································································· 55

Acknowledge History Alarms ··········································································································· 56

Export Alarm Records ······················································································································· 56

11 Operation Logs ····························································································································· 56

Query Operation Logs ······························································································································ 56

Export Operation Logs ····························································································································· 57

12 Other Functions···························································································································· 57

Auxiliary-Monitor Preview ······················································································································· 57

Multi-Window Display ····························································································································· 58

Cloud Device Management ······················································································································ 58

Log in to the cloud ···························································································································· 58

Configure a cloud device ·················································································································· 59

13 Other Configurations ··················································································································· 60

System Configuration ······························································································································· 60

User Management ··································································································································· 63

Add a User ········································································································································ 63

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Introduction

The Video Management Software is a device management software suite for small video surveillance solutions. It is easy to deploy and operate and suitable for scenarios with relatively small number of video channels, such as super markets, park areas, and residential communities.

The Video Management Software implements various video surveillance services, such as live view, playback, camera management, recording storage management, alarms, sequence display, video wall and e-map. The Video Management Software also integrates various storage functions, such as NVR storage, DVR storage, and the Video Storage Software. It is applicable for medium- and small-sized video surveillance applications.

Figure 1-1 Typical Application

Video Management Software

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Monitor

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IPC

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DC NVR

Monitor

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Switch

IPC

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Installation, Upgrade, and Uninstall

System Requirements

The Video Management Software components shall be installed on PCs that meet the performance requirements. They can be installed on a single PC or on separated PCs.

System requirements for Video Management Software

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Item

Operating

System

CPU

Memory

Network card

Requirements

Microsoft Windows 7/Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit).

Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHZ or higher.

1 GB or higher.

Gigabit Ethernet network card (or higher) are recommended.

Display definition

1280*720 or higher.

System requirements for Video Storage Software

Item Requirements

Operating

System

CPU

Memory

Microsoft Windows 7/Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit).

Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHZ or higher.

1 GB or higher.

HDD

Network card

1 TB or higher.

Note:

The capacity of hard disk depends on the volume of data to be stored. You can figure out the capacity by the formula provided in the note below.

Gigabit Ethernet network card (or higher) are recommended.

System requirements for Media Switch Software

Item Requirements

Operating

System

CPU

Memory

Microsoft Windows 7/Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit).

Intel Pentium IV 3.0 GHZ or higher.

1 GB or higher.

Network card Gigabit Ethernet network card (or higher) are recommended.

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NOTE!

Previewing multi-channel videos simultaneously or videos of higher resolution requires higher hardware configuration.

The software operates on a 32-bit operating system, or on a 64-bit operating system that can host 32-bit software programs.

The recommended hard disk space for Video Storage Software should be able to store

1080P (6 Mbps bit rate) video for one week. To store more channels of videos with longer time, use hard disks with larger capacities. To figure out the hard disk space required, please use the formula: capacity (GB) ≈ stream (Mbps) x 60 x 60 x 24 x days x channel numbers/8/1024. For example, the capacity required for a 6 Mbps video to be stored for seven days is about 443 GB and that for 25 channels of CIF (1 Mbps stream) is about 1.8 TB.

Installation

To install the Video Management Software:

1. Double-click the setup file. Follow the instructions to proceed.

2. All components will be installed by default. To customize the installation, click to choose whether to install the component.

3. The Video Management Software is installed on the system disk by default, for example,

C:\Program Files\Video Management Software. After the installation is completed, the and icons are displayed on desktop.

Upgrade

To upgrade the Video Management Software, please use the installation package of the new version

to reinstall. For detailed steps, see Installation .

Uninstall

You can uninstall the Video Management Software by the uninstall shortcut or using the uninstall option of the installer.

Quickly Uninstall

1. Select Start > All Programs and go to the program folder.

2. Click Uninstall.

3. Click Yes to uninstall the software.

Uninstall Using the Setup File

1. Double-click the setup file. The installation wizard appears. Click Next.

2. Select Remove and click Next to uninstall.

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Starting Components

Video Management Software

As a centralized management platform for video surveillance devices, the Video Management

Software allows you to configure parameters, maintain the system, and query video recordings and perform other basic surveillance service operations.

1. Double-click and enter the login interface.

2. Use the default username admin and password 123456 for your first login.

CAUTION!

Upgrading or reinstalling the software will not change the previous password (admin, 123456 or any other custom password) for the admin user.

After successful login, the control panel appears. The following table describes the icons on the panel.

Icon Description

System Menu

Lock

Switch User

User Manual

Latest Alarms

Historical Info

Task Management

Current User

NOTE!

Before performing operations on the interface, make sure that you have related operation

permissions. For details, see User Management .

It is recommended that you change your password after your first login. For details, see Modify User

Account Information .

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Video Storage Software

As a storage server, the Video Storage Software receives and stores data from the edge devices and provides VOD (video on demand) services.

1. After the installation is completed, double-click to run the software. The icon that appears in the lower right corner of the task bar indicates the software is running.

2. Right-click in the task bar and choose Auto Run.

If you select Auto Run, the PC will automatically run the software upon startup.

If you select Auto Login to Windows and then enter the username and password for the

Windows, you will automatically log in to the Windows after the PC is started.

Media Switch Software

As a stream media server, the Media Switch Software forwards live preview data on a camera if video streams on the camera reach the limit or the network bandwidth is insufficient.

1. After the installation is completed, click on the start menu to enter the software interface.

NOTE!

After the software is started, the media switch service is started by default. Click Stop to stop the service if required.

2. In the dialog box that appears, click Config.

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3. To run the service automatically upon PC startup, select Auto Run. To automatically log in to

Windows, select Auto Login to Windows, enter the username and password.

4. Click OK to complete the configuration.

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Live View

You need to add an encoding device before using the Video Management Software to view live video on the encoding device.

Encoding Device Management

Add an Encoding Device

CAUTION!

It is recommended that you add an IP camera only in one Video Management Software to ensure proper management.

You can add an IP camera to the Video Management Software directly or by adding its connected

NVR or DVR. The setting parameters displayed for IP cameras may vary, depending on the way of adding. For the actual parameters, see the display on your device. The following uses the way of direct adding as an example.

Search for and add an online device

On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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The list displays the added encoding devices

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3

Select the desired device

NOTE!

By default, the system automatically searches for all online devices on the LAN and updates the list periodically. If you want to search by the network segment, click and select the IP Segment check box.

You can also click . Then the system searches for all online devices on the same network and automatically adds them to the device list.

By clicking , you can select Add to add the encoding device to the default group or select Add to

Group to add the device to a specified group. The devices that are added after search are named in format of device type_IP address.

You can right-click an online device in the list to configure the auxiliary parameters. The following table describes the parameters.

Parameter Description

Edit Network Address

Change the device IP into the specified IP.

Note: You need to be the administrator to access this function.

Browse Web Page Opens the login page for the device in Internet Explorer.

Manually add one device

To manually add one device:

On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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1

2

3

Select the adding mode

The list displays the added encoding devices

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5

Enter device information

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In the Device Info dialog box, you can click Add to add the encoding device to the default group or click Add to Group to add the device to a specified group.

Manually add devices in batches

To manually add device in batches:

On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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2

3

The list displays the added encoding devices

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Select the adding mode

5

Enter the network segment to search

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In the Device Info dialog box, you can click Add to add the encoding devices to the default group or click Add to Group to add the devices to a specified group.

Modify an Encoding Device

To modify an encoding device:

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

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2. Select Device > Encoding Device.

3. Select the desired device and click Edit.

4. In the Device Info dialog box (as shown in Manually add one device ) that appears, modify

parameters.

Delete an Encoding Device

To remove a device with storage resource configuration, you need to delete storage resource first

(see Configure a Storage Device ).

To delete an encoding device:

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

2. Select Device > Encoding Device.

3. Select the device(s) to be deleted and click Delete.

4. In the Info dialog box, click Yes.

Remotely Perform Operations on an Encoding Device

CAUTION!

Ensure that an encoding device is online before configuring detailed parameters for the device.

To remotely perform operations on a device:

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

2. Follow steps in the following figure to perform operations on the device.

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2

3

Select the desired device

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Select the desired operation

Configure: You need to log in to the corresponding Web interface before configuration.

Restart: Perform this operation with caution because this operation may affect the ongoing services.

Check Device Operation Status

To check the operation status of the devices:

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

2. Follow steps in the following figure to check device operation status.

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Group Management

The system manages device channels by group.

Add a Group

To add a group:

On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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2

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The added group is displayed in the group list on the left.

Delete a Group

To delete a group:

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

2. Click the Group tab.

3. In the group list on the left, select the desired group and click .

4. In the Info dialog box, click Yes.

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Import Cameras

To import cameras to a group:

On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below to import the desired camera(s) to a specified group.

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2

3

5

Select the desired cameras

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Select a group to import the cameras

You can click Import All to import all cameras to a specified group.

Click to add a group.

Click to delete a camera from the group.

Click to modify the name of the camera.

As shown in the following figure, the imported cameras are displayed in the list on the right. You can edit, delete, or configure a camera.

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Play Live Videos

You can play live audio/video of a camera in a window.

After a camera is imported to a group, you can play live video in a window, manipulate the live video by clicking the buttons on the Live View toolbar.

Play Live Video in a Window

To play a live video in a window:

On the control panel, select Live View, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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Double-click the camera to play live video in the current idle window

Or drag the camera to a window to play the live video

NOTE!

If you click a camera and then click on the right, you can choose to play live video from the camera with the main, sub or third stream.

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Live View Toolbar

The live view toolbar is under the panes. The following table describes the buttons on the toolbar.

Button Description

Switches screen layout.

Saves the current view.

Saves the current view as another name.

Closes all windows playing videos.

Plays the live video of the previous camera or view.

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Pauses/Resumes sequence display.

Adjusts the sequence display interval.

Plays the live video of the next camera or view.

Adjusts the MIC volume or mutes the MIC for the PC in two-way audio.

Full screen.

The following table describes the buttons on the floating toolbar.

Button Description

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Takes snapshots.

Note:

You can set the path to store screenshots in System Configuration .

Records and locally stores the live video played in current pane. Click this button again to stop recording.

Note:

You can set the path to store video records in System Configuration .

,

Opens PTZ control.

Note:

This function is available only for cameras with PTZ configured.

Starts/Stops digital zooming.

Note:

Zooms in a region of the live video played in the current pane. Click this button again to stop.

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Adjusts the speaker volume or mute it for the PC.

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Button Description

Starts instant playback.

Note:

Plays back the live video playing in the current window for the last 5 minutes and 30 seconds (the time cannot be changed). The playback pauses at the end.

Bit rate and resolution of the current video.

Shortcut Menu of Live View

The following table describes key parameters on the shortcut menu.

Parameter

Digital Zoom

Stream Type

Manual Alarm

Camera Info

Description

Zooms in a region of the live video playing in the current pane. Click this button again to stop.

Selects a stream type for the current window: Auto-adaptive, main, sub and third stream.

Note:

The option of sub and third stream will be available only when the device supports this feature.

This feature is unavailable in sequence display.

Triggers manual alarm.

Tip:

It is recommended that you configure triggered actions for manual alarms first

(see Configure Alarm-Triggered Action ). Each time you click this button, an

alarm is generated and reported and the corresponding action is taken.

Displays information about the camera corresponding to the current window, including the frame rate, bit rate, encoding format, and packet loss rate.

System Configure

Shortcut to enter the system parameter configuration interface. For details,

see System Configuration .

Play Live Videos by View

By default view

To play live videos by default view:

On the control panel, select Live View, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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Select the desired view and click the Play button

After you click an x-split view, the live videos of the cameras in the camera list are played in x windows.

For example, a four-split default view is displayed with four windows. Window 1 plays the live video of the first camera in the camera list, and window 2 plays the second and so on.

By custom view

You need to save a custom view before playing it.

To save the current view as a custom view:

On the control panel, select Live View, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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2

3

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The Custom View list on the left displays the view that is successfully added.

To add or modify a custom view, follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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Live videos are played according to the layout

Select the desired layout

Click to save the current view. Click to save the current view as another view.

In the Custom View list, double-click a view or select the view and click the button to play the live video according to the specified surveillance layout.

PTZ Control

Through PTZ control, you can remotely control PTZ, zooming, focus distance, wiper, and so on. The system also allows you to set preset positions for a PTZ, select camera patrol route, and so on. With

PTZ positions preset, you can set a preset position as a guarding position. You can also accessing the auxiliary functions such as 3D positioning, shortcut PTZ, and so on.

After finishing the preparation tasks, you can perform PTZ control through PTZ panel.

NOTE!

PTZ control is only available to cameras with PTZ configured. Whether or not a PTZ control operation can take effect is determined by the functions and PTZ protocols that the PTZ camera supports. For example, some preset positions of certain PTZ cameras are assigned to special functions (such as wiper, menu, and so on). So you need to refer to PTZ camera specification before performing PTZ control.

1. On the control panel, select Live View.

2.

Play Live Video in a Window .

3. Click the window and then click on the toolbar to open the PTZ control panel.

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4. See the following table to perform PTZ control.

Parameter Description

Controls the PTZ rotation direction.

Note:

When the PTZ control panel is displayed (3D positioning must be disabled first), put the mouse on the corresponding window, and when the mouse cursor changes into a triangle (like ), you can click and hold the left button and then move the mouse to adjust the viewing direction of the

PTZ camera.

Adjusts camera focal length and zoom.

Enables/Disable the light.

Enables/Disables the wiper.

Enables/Disables the IR.

Enables/Disables the heater.

Enables/Disables snow removal function.

Adjusts the PTZ rotation speed.

With the 3D positioning function enabled, click a point in the window and the PTZ will rotate to the direction of the point. You can zoom in on a region by holding the left button of the mouse and dragging from upper left to lower right or zoom out a region by holding the left button of the mouse and dragging from lower right to upper left.

When 3D positioning is disabled, you can use the mouse to control the rotating direction of the PTZ. For example, when you move the mouse point to the upper-right corner of the window, the point changes to

. You can click the mouse to have the PTZ rotate to the upper-right direction.

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Parameter Description

List of preset positions for setting and selecting.

: Moves PTZ camera to the selected preset position.

: Adds the current PTZ position to the preset position list. Ensure that the serial number for the newly added preset position is unique.

Otherwise, the new preset position will overwrite an existing preset if they have the same serial number.

: Deletes a preset position.

: Sets a preset as a PTZ home position and set the corresponding time (Return to Home After), after which the PTZ camera goes back to the home position when it is released and no operation is performed to it.

Patrol route list.

: Starts a patrol route manually.

: Deletes a patrol route.

: Records a patrol route. After you click Record, you can specify the rotation direction and zoom value. The system records each motion trail parameter and automatically adds it to the action list.

Click Stop to complete action recording.

: Patrol configuration. You can configure patrol routes and plans.

In Patrol Route Info, specify the number and name for the route. Click

Add to add an action. Use Up, Down, Set Top and Set Bottom to change the order of the actions.

Actions include:

Go to a certain preset with a specified duration of pause;

PTZ movement with specified direction, zoom, speed, duration and pause. Check Keep Rotating to make the camera rotate constantly.

In Patrol Plan, configure your daily patrol plan.

Sequence Display

Enable Sequence Display by Camera Group

To enable sequence display by camera group:

On the control panel, select Live View, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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3

4

2

Select the desired window. By default, the first idle window is used for a sequence

After sequence display is enabled for a camera group, the live videos of cameras in the group are played by turns in the specified window.

Click or to pause or resume sequence display. Click or to play live video of the previous or next camera. Click to adjust the sequence display interval.

Enable Sequence Display by Default View

To enable sequence display by default view:

On the control panel, select Live View, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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2

After sequence display is enabled for a default x-split view, the live videos of cameras in the camera list are played by turns in x windows.

For example, a four-split default view is displayed with four windows. Window 1 plays the live video of the first camera in the camera list, and window 2 plays the second and so on. After a sequence display interval (assume 20s), window 1 plays the live video of the fifth camera, and window 2 plays the sixth and so on.

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Click

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3

or

2 5 6

4

20s

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to pause or resume the sequence display. Click or to play live video of the previous or next camera, or play live video of the previous or next group of cameras. Click to adjust the sequence display interval.

Enable Sequence Display by Custom View

To enable sequence display by custom view:

On the control panel, select Live View, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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2

After sequence display is enabled for the custom view group, each custom view is played by turns.

Click or to pause or resume sequence display. Click or to play the previous or next custom view. Click to adjust the sequence display interval.

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Recording and Playback

After recording videos, you can obtain the video records by searching. Then you can play or download the video records. Before that, you need to prepare a storage device and run the Video

Storage Software.

Storage Device Management

Add a Storage Device

To add a storage device:

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On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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3

2

The list displays the added storage devices

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4

Enter device information

(IP/Domain indicates the IP address or domain name of the PC on which EZRecorder resides)

Use a username and password with the permission for logging in to the Video Storage Software.

Modify a Storage Device

To modify a storage device:

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

2. Select Device > Storage Device.

3. Select the desired device and click Edit.

4. In the Device Info dialog box (see the figure in Add a Storage Device ), modify the parameters.

Delete a Storage Device

To delete a storage device:

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

2. Select Device > Storage Device.

3. Select the desired device(s) and click Delete.

4. In the Info dialog box, click Yes.

CAUTION!

Deleting a storage device using the Video Management Software does not stop the execution of the existing plans on the storage device. To stop all the storage operations on the device, you need to

stop Video Storage Software first.

Configure a Storage Device

You can allocate storage resources for cameras as required by customers; you can also have cameras operate in different storage modes.

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CAUTION!

Make sure that you have the corresponding Video Storage Software operation permission before parameter configuration.

To configure a storage device:

On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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4

2

3

Select the desired storage device

The following table describes key parameters.

System

Parameter

Time

User

Network Port

Disk

Description

Enables or disables time synchronization with the NTP server at fixed time.

Note:

To enable this function, you need to set a valid NTP server address.

Select the user account to be modified and change the password.

Note:

The administrator can modify configurations of all users, and the operator can only modify their own configuration.

Service Port: Communications port for the Video Storage Software.

Download Port: Video downloading port for the Video Storage

Software.

VOD Port: Communications port for VOD media services.

Allocate or delete storage space.

To view storage stream, storage space, and HDD strategy of the channel for a camera:

Storage

Channel

Select a storage channel and click to delete the storage resources configured for the channel.

To configure the storage stream, space and strategies, see For cameras directly connected to the Video Management Software .

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Parameter Description

Restart the Storage Service

Note: Configure disk storage space and recording schedules before you proceed to any other operations.

CAUTION!

Restarting the storage service may affect other ongoing services.

To restart the storage service for a storage device:

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

2. Select Device > Storage Device.

3. Right-click the storage device and then select Configure.

4. Click Restart Service in the pop-up dialog box.

Recording Configuration

Configure Recording Schedule

After you configure storage resources for a camera, the specified storage server will automatically start recording and storing according to the plan. It will stop automatically after the end time.

For cameras directly connected to the Video Management Software

NOTE!

The following configuration is applicable only to the cameras that the Video Management Software directly manages.

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On the control panel, select Recording Schedule, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below to configure a recording schedule for a camera directly connected to the Video Management

Software.

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2

Select a storage device

1

Select the desired camera

3

Draw a recording schedule

The following table describes the key parameters.

Parameter

Edit Template

Add Holiday

Storage Capacity

Description

Deleting tool: delete all recording schedules.

Edit a drawn template.

To apply the recording schedule to other cameras:

1)

2)

3)

Click Copy To.

Select the desired cameras in the dialog box that appears.

Click OK.

Perform exception recording on holidays.

On the set holidays, the system only performs recording at the time that is configured according to the holiday configuration and performs normal recording in other days.

Click Storage Capacity. You can self-define the storage capacity by configuring Storage Stream, HDD Full, and Add More (GB).

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Parameter Description

For cameras directly connected to NVR/DVR

NOTE!

The following configuration is applicable only to the cameras that the Video Management Software manages through a third-party NVR or DVR.

On the control panel, select Recording Schedule, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below to configure a recording schedule for a camera directly connected to an NVR or a DVR.

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2

1

Select the desired camera

3

Draw a recording schedule

For description of the key parameters, see For cameras directly connected to the Video Management

Software .

Manually Record Videos

You can record and save the video playing in a window to your client PC as local recordings.

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NOTE!

You can set the default path and file format under System Configuration > Audio & Video >

Recording.

You can view the content of a local recording file by dragging it to a live view window.

1. On the control panel, select Live View.

2. Select the window where the desired video is being played.

3. Click on the toolbar to start local recording.

4. To stop local recording, click on the toolbar.

Alarm-Triggered Video Recording

When an alarm occurs, the Video Management Software triggers an action of storing recordings automatically.

Before the Video Management Software begins to record, make sure that you have added a storage device (see

Add a Storage Device ) to the system and configured storage resources and

alarm-triggered actions for the associated camera.

NOTE!

You can set the duration for storing alarm-triggered recordings in system configuration.

Playback

You can play stored video recordings of a camera in a window. First search for recordings, and then click an area in color (indicating a time range with video recorded) to play the recording. While the recording is playing, you can control it by using the buttons on the recording control toolbar and playing floating toolbar.

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NOTE!

During synchronous playback, frequent operations, such as pausing, resuming, and setting playback speed, degrade the synchronizing effect.

Play Back Remote Recordings

You can query and play back the desired remote recordings by following the steps below:

1. On the control panel, select Playback.

2. Click the Device tab in the upper-left corner and choose to query remote recordings by Camera or View.

By view: You can query recordings from the cameras saved to a custom view. Before the query, make sure that a recording schedule has been configured for the cameras in the view.

By camera: You can query recordings from a camera. Before the query, make sure that the associated storage device is communicating properly.

3. In the Search Time area, select the recording type and date.

NOTE!

Currently, you can query recordings from a maximum of 16 cameras at a time. If you select more than 16 cameras, excessive ones will be ignored.

4. In the lower-right pane, select Timeline or File.

Timeline: You can drag the timeline bar when watching recordings.

File: You can view recordings by file.

5. Click to play the recordings, as shown in the following figure.

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Recording Control Toolbar

The following figure shows the recording control toolbar in timeline mode.

The following figure shows the recording control toolbar in file mode.

The following table describes the buttons on the toolbar.

Button Description

Plays recordings by timeline or file.

,

Plays/Pauses recordings.

Closes all windows playing recordings.

Controls the recording playing speed.

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Button

,

Description

Normal playback.

Synchronous playback.

Plays recordings in full-screen mode.

Timeline. You can drag the timeline bar when watching recordings.

An area in color indicates a time range with video recorded. You can click a colored area to view the recording.

Moves the timeline leftward and rightward.

Zooms out/in on the timeline.

Playing Floating Toolbar

Button

Downloads files.

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Description

Takes snapshots.

Note: You can set the path to store screenshots in System Configuration .

Starts/Stops digital zoom.

Note: Zooms in a region of the live video playing in the current window.

Click this button again to stop.

Clip the video. Specify the start and end times in the current recording to download the clipped period.

Note: For details, see Download .

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Adjusts the speaker volume or mutes it for the PC.

Bit rate and resolution of the current video.

NOTE!

Before playing a recording, you can set the video transmission protocol based on the network environment to improve the image quality.

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Play Back Local Recordings

You can query and play back the desired local recordings by following the steps below:

1. On the control panel, select Playback.

2. Click the Local tab in the upper-left corner and select the desired camera.

3. In the Search Time area, select Record, set the start and end time, and click Query.

4. Select the desired recording and click , as shown in the following figure.

NOTE!

For details about the toolbar, see Recording Control Toolbar

and Playing Floating Toolbar .

View Local Snapshots

You can query and view the desired local snapshots by following the steps below:

1. On the control panel, select Playback.

2. Click the Local tab in the upper-left corner and select the desired camera.

3. In the Search Time area, select Picture, set start and end times, and click Query.

4. Select the desired snapshot to view in the window, as shown in the following figure.

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Download

To download a recording file:

1. On the control panel, select Playback.

2. Click the Device tab in the upper-left corner.

3. Create a download task.

Clip and download

In the playback tool bar, click at the beginning of desired period, and click again at the end of the period.

In file mode

Select the desired recording file and click .

In camera mode

Select the desired camera and click , or select Download from the shortcut menu in the playback window. Specify the start and end time, and download the recording.

4. Click in the lower-left corner. In the Task Management dialog box, you can manage the download task on the Recording Downloading tab.

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NOTE!

You can set the default path and file format for downloaded recordings under System

Configuration > Audio & Video > Recording.

Before playing a downloaded recording, make sure your media player supports the format of the recording. VLC player is recommended.

Smart Search

While recording, your NVR device will record the amount of movement in each section of the image.

When playing back the recording, you can query desired periods of the recording by specifying time, area and sensitivity. Follow the steps below:

1. On the control panel, select Playback.

2. Click the Device tab in the upper-left corner. Select the desired camera under the NVR, select the desired date and click Timeline.

3. Select a desired window or a timeline. Click search.

to enter the configuration page of smart

4. Specify the search area and modify sensitivity. Click the following figure.

again to start smart search, as shown in

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1

Specify search area

Modify sensitivity

2 3

5. The result is shown on the timeline, and will be played from the very beginning.

NOTE!

After specifying the area and sensitivity, change the date for another query.

Uncheck the camera or click to quit smart search.

The control bar is shown below:

,

Button Description

Plays/Pauses recordings

Closes the window

Configures smart search, including search area and sensitivity

Quits smart search

Full screen

Timeline. Drag to examine different periods of the recording.

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Button Description

Green sections indicate the periods of detected motion, and will be played at normal speed.

Other sections do not match any search conditions, and will be played at higher speed.

Zooms in/out on timeline.

Moves the timeline leftward and rightward.

,

,

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Stream Media Server

You can configure a stream media server to forward live preview data on a camera if video streams on the camera reach the limit or the network bandwidth is insufficient.

Stream Media Server Management

Add a Stream Media Server

To add a media server:

On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

1

3

2

The list displays the added storage device

4

Enter device information

5

Modify a Stream Media Server

To modify a stream media server:

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

2. Select Device > Stream Media Server.

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IP/Domain indicates the IP address or domain name of the

PC where the stream media server resides

3. In the stream media server list, select the desired server and click Edit.

4. In the Device Info dialog box (see the figure in Add a Stream Media Server ), modify parameters.

Delete a Stream Media Server

To delete a stream media server:

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

2. Select Device > Stream Media Server.

3. In the stream media server list, select the desired server(s) and click Delete.

4. In the Info dialog box, click Yes.

Configure a Stream Media Server

To configure a stream media server:

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

2. Select Device > Stream Media Server.

3. In the stream media server list, select the desired server, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

1

2

Select the camera(s) from which the stream media server will receive streams

3

The stream media server will receive streams from the specified cameras and display the stream receiving records.

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Decoding and Displaying Videos on the Video

Wall

Decoding Device Management

Add a Decoding Device

Search for and add an online device

On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

1

2

The added decoding device is displayed

Select the desired device

3

NOTE!

By default, the system automatically searches for all online devices on the LAN and updates the list periodically. If you want to search by the network segment, click and select the IP Segment check box.

You can also click . Then the system searches for all online devices on the same network and automatically adds them to the device list.

Manually add one device

To add a decoding device:

On the control panel, select Device Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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1

3

2

The list displays the added decoding devices

4

Enter device information

5

Modify a Decoding Device

To modify a decoding device:

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

2. Select Device > Decoding Device.

3. In the decoding device list, select the desired device and click Edit.

4. In the Device Info dialog box (see the figure in Add a Decoding Device ), modify parameters.

Delete a Decoding Device

To delete a decoding device:

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

2. Select Device > Decoding Device.

3. In the decoding device list, select the desired device and click Delete.

4. In the Info dialog box, click Yes.

Remotely Configure a Decoding Device

To remotely configure a decoding device:

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

2. Select Device > Decoding Device.

3. In the decoding device list, select the desired device and click Configure.

4. On the Web interface, configure parameters.

Video Wall Management

Add a Video Wall

To add a video wall:

On the control panel, select Video Wall, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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1

2

Enter basic video wall information

Here displays the added video wall

3

4

Modify a Video Wall

To modify a video wall:

1. On the control panel, select Video Wall.

2. Select Configure > Decoding Device.

3. On the right, select the desired video wall and click Edit.

4. In the Video Wall Info dialog box (see the figure in Add a Video Wall ), modify parameters.

Delete a Video Wall

To delete a video wall:

1. On the control panel, select Video Wall.

2. Select Configure > Decoding Device.

3. On the right, select the desired video wall and click Delete.

4. In the Info dialog box, click Yes.

Configure a Video Wall

Bind a decoding output channel to the specified screen

On the control panel, select Video Wall, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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1

2

Drag the decoding output channel to the specified screen

Splice Screens

You can splice multiple screens into a larger one to play videos from one camera. Before splicing, make sure that the decoding device supports the splicing function.

1. On the control panel, select Video Wall > Configure.

2. Hold Ctrl and select the decoding output channels for screen splicing.

3. Click Splice. The selected screens are spliced into one.

To cancel the splicing, select the spliced screen and click Restore.

NOTE!

The splicing function is applicable only to the screens bound to channels of the same decoder.

Configure an Alarm-linked Channel

You can link a channel with an alarm. When the alarm is triggered, the live video of the linked camera will be displayed through the linked channel on the video wall.

To set an alarm-linked channel:

1. On the control panel, select Video Wall.

2. Follow steps in the following figure to set an alarm-linked channel.

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1

2

Select a channel

3

When a channel is successfully linked with an alarm, the icon will be shown at the upper-left corner of the channel.

To cancel or modify an alarm-linked channel, click .

Video Wall Operations

Display Live Video on Video Wall

To display live video on a video wall:

On the control panel, select Video Wall, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below to display live video of a camera on a window.

1

2

Select a channel

3

4

Select a stream type to play live video

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Preview Window

Alternatively you can drag a camera to the channel to display its live video.

After encoding is enabled for a specified channel, the corresponding video wall will display live video from the channel.

NOTE!

When viewing live video, you can right-click on the window to change the stream type.

Close Live Video on a Video Wall

To close the live video on a video wall:

1. On the control panel, select Video Wall.

2. Click the Operate tab.

3. In the video wall list, select the desired decoding channel and click .

The decoding is disabled for the channel and the live video is closed.

Split Screen for a Decoding Output Channel

NOTE!

You need to stop the live video in a decoding output channel before splitting the screen.

To split screen for a decoding output channel:

On the control panel, select Video Wall, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

1

2

Select the desired decoding output channel

3

Select the desired layout

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You can drag multiple cameras to a decoding output channel for which the screen is split. This implements the display of multiple live videos in a single decoding output channel.

Enable Sequence Display on a Video Wall

You can enable sequence display for a camera group on a video wall. Before enabling sequence display, make sure that cameras have been imported to the group. For details about how to import

cameras to a group, see Group Management .

1. On the control panel, select Video Wall > Operate.

2. Select a window.

3. Click the menu on the right of the group and select Sequence Display in Window to enable sequence display.

Sequence Display in Single Window: Displays live videos from all cameras of the group in a single window in sequence.

4. Click to stop the sequence display.

The following table describes the sequence display toolbar.

Parameter Description

Switches the window layout.

Stops the sequence display

Skips to the previous camera or camera group to start the sequence display.

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Parameter Description

Pauses the sequence display, and starts playing the live video of the sequenced cameras.

Clicks the play button to resume the sequence display.

Adjusts the time interval of the sequence display.

Skips to the next camera or camera group to start the sequence display.

NOTE!

When in a sequence display, right-click a window to change the stream type. If the current camera does not support the selected stream type, the system will automatically switch to an available one.

Play Back Recordings on Video Wall

This operation plays recordings from NVR devices in a specified window on video wall.

Perform the following steps to play a recording on video wall:

1. On the control panel, select Video Wall > Operate.

2. Click and drag a camera to the window to view its live video, and then click to query recordings in the pop-up window. Alternatively, click the menu on the right of the camera and select Playback.

The query window is shown below.

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Parameter Description

Timeline. You can drag the timeline when watching the video.

An area in color indicates a time range with video recorded. You can click a colored area to view the recording.

Moves the timeline leftward/rightward.

Zooms in/out on the timeline.

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3. The system displays the recording of the current day by default, you can modify the date to update the timeline. Click on the blue-colored recording bar or modify the start time and then click Go to start playing the recording.

You can use the toolbar to control the playing. The following table describes the parameters on the toolbar.

Parameter Description

Switches the window layout.

Stops, pauses, and resumes the playing of a video.

Controls the playing speed.

Query recordings.

Goes back to live view.

Alarm-Triggered Live Video to Video Wall

When an alarm is triggered, the alarm icon will be flashing in the alarm-linked channel which will display the live video of the linked camera. After the alarm is acknowledged, the alarm icon will stop flashing and the live view will be stopped.

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E-map

You can manage surveillance for intended areas in accordance with the scene.

E-map Management

Add an E-map

To add an e-map:

On the control panel, select E-map, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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2

Select a local map and enter a map name

The following figure displays the successfully added e-map.

1

Modify an E-map

To modify an e-map:

1. On the control panel, select E-map.

2. Click the Edit tab.

3. Click Modify Map.

4. In the E-map Info dialog box (see Add an E-map ), modify the map name or switch to another

map as required.

Delete an E-map

To delete an e-map:

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1. On the control panel, select E-map.

2. Click the Edit tab.

3. Click Delete Map.

4. In the Info dialog box, click Yes.

NOTE!

Deleting a map also deletes all the hot spots and hot regions on the map.

For a map that has a parent map, the parent map is displayed after the map is deleted. Otherwise,

Add Map is displayed.

Add a Hot Spot

To add a hot spot:

On the control panel, select E-map, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

1

2

Drag the desired camera or group to the map

Alternatively, you can drag a camera within the same group as the e-map to the right pane to add it as a hot spot.

After a hot spot is successfully added, drag the hot spot to the actual surveillance area.

Modify a Hot Spot

To modify a hot spot:

1. On the control panel, select E-map.

2. Click the Edit tab, right-click the hot spot you want to modify, and then select the desired color for the hot spot.

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Delete a Hot Spot

To delete a hot spot:

1. On the control panel, select E-map.

2. Click the Edit tab.

3. Select the hot spot you want to delete, click Delete Hot Spot, and then click Yes in the Info dialog box.

4. You may also right-click the hot spot you want to delete, choose Delete from the shortcut menu, and then click Yes in the Info dialog box.

Add a Hot Region

To add a hot region:

On the control panel, select E-map, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

1

2

3

Enter the hot region name and select a local map as the hot region map

4

The hot region is successfully added

Modify a Hot Region

To modify a hot region:

1. On the control panel, select E-map.

2. Click the Edit tab.

3. Select the hot region you want to modify and then click Modify Hot Region.

4. In the dialog box that appears (see Add a Hot Region ), modify the map name or switch to

another map as required.

Delete a Hot Region

To delete a hot region:

1. On the control panel, select E-map.

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2. Click Edit.

3. Select the hot region you want to delete, click Delete Hot Region, and then click Yes in the Info dialog box.

4. You may also right-click the hot region you want to delete, choose Delete from the shortcut menu, and then click Yes in the Info dialog box.

E-map Operations

View a Hot Spot

To view a hot spot:

On the control panel, select E-map, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

1

2

Double-click the desired camera to locate the hot spot on the map and view live video from the camera

NOTE!

You can also select a hot spot on the map and double-click to view live video from the hot spot.

View a Hot Region

To view a hot region:

1. On the control panel, select E-map.

2. Click the Preview tab.

3. Under the parent map, double-click a hot region to see information.

4. To go back to the parent map, click Back to Parent Map in the upper right corner.

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View Hot Spot/Hot Region Alarms

If a hot spot or a hot spot device in a hot region generates alarms (for example, device online and offline alarms), the hot spot or hot region sends blinking red signals for alarming.

To view hot spot or hot region alarms:

1. On the control panel, select E-map.

2. Click the Preview tab, and then follow the instruction shown in the figure below.

1

Right-click the hot spot and choose Display Alarm

Info.

To view hot region alarms,

2

double-click to enter the hot region map first.

Clear Hot Spot/Hot Region Alarms

To clear hot spot alarms:

1. On the control panel, select E-map.

2. Click the Preview tab.

3. Select the desired alarming hot spot, click Remove Alarm. To clear hot region alarms, double-click the hot region, select the alarming hot spot in the hot region, and then click

Remove Alarm.

After alarms are cleared, the hot spot or hot region restores to the normal state.

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Voice Communication

CAUTION!

The video associated audio, two-way audio, and voice broadcast services are mutually exclusive. If one of the services is ongoing, starting another will stop the ongoing service.

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Video Associated Audio

Video associated audio refers to audio that is transmitted with live video simultaneously. Video associated audio is sent one way from a camera to users and stops when live video stops.

1

2

Select the desired camera and start live video

4

Unmute the camera

3

CAUTION!

You can listen to the video associated audio from one camera at a time. Starting video associated audio for another camera will stop that from the existing camera.

Two-Way Audio

Two-way audio refers to a bidirectional voice session between the Video Management Software and a camera.

NOTE!

Two-way audio requires that the camera is online, audio input and output devices are connected to ports supporting two-way audio on the camera, and audio input and output devices are connected to the PC that runs the Video Management Software. In addition, you need to start live view for two-way audio.

To start two-way audio:

On the control panel, select Live View, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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1

2

Select the desired camera and start live video

3

To stop two-way audio, perform steps 1 and 2 in the figure above and then deselect Intercom.

CAUTION!

If you close the live view of the camera with ongoing two-way audio, the intercom with the camera then stops.

You can start a two-way audio with only one camera at a time. Starting another one stops the existing session.

Voice Broadcast

Broadcast here refers to a one-way voice broadcast from the Video Management Software to multiple cameras.

NOTE!

Broadcast requires that the cameras are online, audio output devices are connected to the Audio

Out ports on the cameras, and audio input devices are connected to the PC that runs the Video

Management Software.

On the control panel, follow the steps shown in the figure below to start voice broadcast.

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1

4

3

2

To stop voice broadcast, perform steps in the figure above and then deselect the cameras from the voice broadcast list.

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Alarm Management

You can set actions to be triggered by an alarm so that the alarm can be handled in time.

Configure Alarm-Triggered Action

CAUTION!

Before the configuration, make sure that alarm-related parameters listed in the following table are configured.

On the control panel, select Alarm Configuration, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below to add an alarm device.

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2

Select an alarm device

1

Select the type of alarm devices

8

3

Select the alarm type

5

triggered

The list displays the added alarm device

6

Configure desired alarm-related actions according to the following table.

Action

Select one or multiple cameras to link

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Store Alarm

Recording

Go to Preset

Procedure

Records and stores the video of the camera when a specific alarm occurs for later reference.

Before configuring this action, you need to configure storage resource for the camera first.

To configure storage for alarm-triggered recording:

Select Store Alarm Recording.

Click Add in the Storage Resource list.

In the Storage Configure dialog box, select the storage device to store the resource from this camera and configure related parameters.

Click OK to complete the configuration.

Note:

To delete an added camera, select the camera and then click .

For a camera with storage resource configuration, you can click the storage resource to modify the settings.

Moves a PTZ camera to the preset position when a specific alarm occurs, so that users can capture images of the position as needed.

Note:

This alarm-triggered action will preempt the PTZ when a specific alarm occurs.

To configure this action, you need to set a preset position for the camera first.

Only cameras with PTZ are supported.

To configure this action, select a preset position for the camera in the list.

Note:

To delete an added camera, select the camera and then click .

Live view

Plays the live video of a specified camera on a pop-up window when a linked alarm

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Action

Alarm Output

To Video Wall

Procedure

occurs.

Note:

If multiple cameras are linked to the alarm-triggered live videos, the CPU usage of the PC will become very high once the alarm is triggered. As a result, some services may be affected. Therefore, configure this alarm-triggered action properly.

To configure live video playing action:

In the Live View list, select the desired duration.

Note:

To delete an added camera, select the camera and then click .

Click in the lower-left corner to see latest alarms. You can check Display Link

Video to see alarm-triggered video in a pop-up window.

Outputs an alarm when a specific alarm occurs, so as to trigger third-party devices.

To configure output Boolean alarm triggering:

Configure the alarm output of the camera in the list.

Note:

To delete an added camera, select the camera and then click .

When an alarm occurred, the alarm-linked channel on video wall will display the

live video of the linked camera. For related video wall operations, see Configure an

Alarm-linked Channel

and Alarm-Triggered Live Video to Video Wall .

Note:

Please select only one camera to be linked with the channel.

Alarm Records

You can view and acknowledge live and history alarms to know about camera exceptions and locate system problems.

When an alarm occurs, the system reports the alarm automatically. The system also sounds an alert

if you have configured an alarm alert. For details, see System Configuration .

Acknowledge Live Alarms

The live alarm list displays the latest alarms since the latest login. An alarm report includes alarm type, camera name, alarm level, alarm time, and descriptive information.

To acknowledge live alarms:

On the control panel, select Alarm Records, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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1

3

2

Select the desired alarm records

4

Enter a comment in the dialog box

5

NOTE!

Acknowledged alarms are not displayed in the alarm list.

Query History Alarms

You can search for history alarms and perform operations on the History page.

To query history alarms:

On the control panel, select Alarm Records, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

1

3

2

Enter the query criteria

The list displays the query results

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In the query results list, select an alarm record and click Details to view details of the alarm.

Acknowledge History Alarms

To acknowledge history alarms:

On the control panel, select Alarm Records, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

1

3

2

Select the desired alarm records

4

Enter a comment in the dialog box

5

Export Alarm Records

To export alarm records to your local PC:

1. On the control panel, select Alarm Records.

2. Click the History tab.

3. In the history alarm list, select the desired records and click Export.

You can export alarm information to an Excel file and save it to your local PC.

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Operation Logs

You can view or export operation logs.

Query Operation Logs

To query operation logs:

On the control panel, select Operation Log, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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1

Enter the query criteria

2

The list displays the query results

In the query results list, select an operation log record and click Details to view details of the log.

Export Operation Logs

To export operation logs to your local PC:

1. On the control panel, select Operation Log.

2. In the operation log list, click Export.

You can export the operation logs to an Excel file and save it to your local PC.

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Other Functions

Auxiliary-Monitor Preview

You can use the auxiliary-monitor function on a PC with multiple monitors connected. In this case, you can use multiple monitors in addition to the main monitor to view live videos, recordings, and alarms without frequent switching. This helps comprehensive and convenient surveillance. You can only preview live videos but cannot configure parameters on the auxiliary monitors.

Option 1: Click Live View on the control panel. Each time you click Live View, a live view window is displayed.

Option 2: Follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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1

2

Multi-Window Display

The software supports multi-window display. You can drag a tab out of the original window into a new separate window, or drag and move it to other windows.

Click and drag the tab you want to display in single window

Cloud Device Management

Log in to the cloud

1. On the control panel, select Device Management.

2. Click Device > Cloud Device > Login. Then follow the steps in the figures below.

NOTE!

For your first login, you should register first.

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1

3

2

4

5

Configure a cloud device

Select Device Management on the control panel and then select the Device tab.

After you have logged in to the cloud, you can add, edit, share and delete a cloud device and view the sharing history, as shown in the following figure.

Configure cloud devices

List of added cloud devices

Configure shared cloud devices

List of shared cloud devices

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NOTE!

When you add a device, the registration code can be obtained from the web of the device. For the detailed information, see the user document.

Click Sharing Records to see detailed sharing information or cancel existing sharings.

Before deleting a device, you need to delete the storage resources first if the device has been configured with storage resources.

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Other Configurations

System Configuration

You can set PC parameters through system parameter configuration to implement specific functions.

To configure system parameters, select System Configuration and configure parameters in the

System Configuration dialog box.

The following table describes the key parameters.

Parameter Description

Audio/Video

Video

Picture

Processing

Mode

In proper network transmission, the Short Delay mode is recommended. When network transmission has delay, the Fluent mode is recommended.

Display Mode Change the mode according to the display capability of the computer.

Stream

Transmission

Protocol

Snapshot

Format

A transmission protocol for a camera to send video data to the display window.

Note:

TCP is recommended in poor network conditions. If you change the stream transmission protocol, the change will take effect after you restart Live View.

If you select UDP, make sure the Video Management

Software is not disabled by the firewall.

Format of snapshot images, which can be:

BMP: non-compressed images and require more space.

JPEG: compressed images and require less space.

Note: The default format is JPEG. To get better image quality, select BMP.

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System

Operation

Parameter

Startup Auto Login

Description

With this function enabled, the Video Management

Software is automatically started after Windows is started and you can log in to the Video Management

Software without entering the username and password.

Serial

Port

Log

Maintenance

Alarm

Auto Login to

Windows

Port

You need to enter the username and password for

Windows in order to use this function. You can automatically log in to Windows after the computer is restarted.

Port for external devices to communicate with the PC.

Note: To connect external devices (such as specialized keyboard or control handler) to the PC, you need to set the serial port parameters of the PC to match the devices.

Baud Rate Baud rate of the serial port.

Note: The baud rate of the serial port must be consistent with that of the device connected to the serial port.

Data bits for serial port communication. Data Bits

Keyboard

Protocol

Keyboard protocol supported by an external device.

Operation

Log Retention

Time

Length of time operation logs will be stored.

Alarm Log

Retention

Time

Length of time alarm logs will be stored.

Import

Configuration

Files

Imports existing configurations to save time.

Export

Configuration

Files

Exports current configuration files for future import.

Enable Alarm

Sound

Enables/disables alarm sound. If enabled, you need to set the alarm sound duration. You can set unique alarm sound for different alarm types. Currently the software provides six options for alarm sound selection.

Post-record

Duration of video recording triggered by alarms.

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Parameter

Service

Email

Auto Time

Sync

Description

With this function enabled, the Video Management

Software synchronizes the time of its managed cameras with the system time, that is, the time of the PC where it runs.

Automatic time synchronization interval: the time period between two successive time synchronizations.

Enable DHCP With this function enabled, the PC where the program runs acts as a DHCP server. In inter-connected networks, cameras with DHCP enabled will send an application for

IP addresses to the DHCP server automatically.

You can set the following DHCP parameters:

Start Address: the beginning IP address.

End Address: the end IP address.

Subnet Mask: specifies a subnet mask.

Default Gateway: specifies the default gateway.

For detailed steps, see the following.

Save File

To

Local path for saving files. You can change it as needed.

Import Imports files to the path.

File

Management

Export Exports files in the path to another location.

Default Restores the default path.

After the Email is configured, the system sends an email to the specified receiver address when an alarm is triggered.

Select System Configuration on the control panel and then set as follows.

NOTE!

After configuration is completed, you can enter a valid email address in the Receiver1 text box and then click Send Test Mail to verify that emails can be received.

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2

1

3

User Management

A user who is assigned role permissions can perform operations to manage the system after logging in to the system.

In the user management interface, you can add, edit, and delete user accounts.

The default username is admin, and the password is 123456. Admin is the super administrator of the system and has the full permissions. You cannot modify or delete Admin but can change the password.

NOTE!

The menu being grayed out or invisible may mean that you do not have the permission to operate.

You can view user rights by checking the user role. And you can ask the administrator to modify user rights if required.

Add a User

You can add a user (except admin) and assign permissions to the user.

To add a user:

On the control panel, select User Management, and then follow the steps shown in the figure below.

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1

The list displays the added user

2

Set the username and password

Configure permissions for the user

3

4

Administrator: can be added by super administrator (admin) only. By default, administrator has all permissions in the system, and the permissions can be modified as required. After being assigned the user management permission, administrator can add operators.

Operator: added by super administrator (admin) or administrator who has the user management permission. By default, an operator has no permission when added, and you need to assign permissions to the operator as required.

Modify User Account Information

To modify user account information:

1. On the control panel, select User Management.

2. Select the desired user account and click Edit.

3. In the User Info dialog box, modify parameters.

NOTE!

You can also edit a user account by double-clicking the line where the user account lies in the user account list.

Delete a User Account

CAUTION!

The admin user account cannot be deleted.

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To delete a user account:

1. On the control panel, select User Management.

2. Select the desired user account and click Delete.

NOTE!

You can delete multiple user accounts at a time by selecting them and then clicking Delete.

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