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Ocularis-X™
User Guide
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Ocularis-X 1.0
000091912-1220-OCX1.0(1.0.0.27)
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Ocularis-X User Guide
Contents
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................................................................2
OCULARIS-X COMPONENTS............................................................................................................................................2
SPECIFICATIONS............................................................................................................................................................2
Ocularis-X Client....................................................................................................................................................2
GETTING STARTED .....................................................................................................................................................4
LAUNCHING OCULARIS-X CLIENT ....................................................................................................................................4
LOGGING IN TO OCULARIS-X ..........................................................................................................................................4
OCULARIS-X CLIENT INTERFACE..............................................................................................................................5
MENU BAR ...................................................................................................................................................................5
APPLICATION CONTROLS................................................................................................................................................6
CONFIGURING OCULARIS-X ......................................................................................................................................7
To Create an Ocularis-X View.......................................................................................................................................... 7
To Modify an Ocularis-X View ........................................................................................................................................ 8
To Delete an Ocularis-X View.......................................................................................................................................... 8
VIEWING LIVE VIDEO ..................................................................................................................................................9
To Display a View ............................................................................................................................................................ 9
Changing View Panes ....................................................................................................................................................... 9
THE VIEW (LIVE) .........................................................................................................................................................10
Image Bar ............................................................................................................................................................10
Full Screen ..........................................................................................................................................................10
Digital Zoom ........................................................................................................................................................11
VIEWING RECORDED VIDEO ....................................................................................................................................12
Browse Mode.......................................................................................................................................................12
THE VIEW (BROWSE)...................................................................................................................................................12
To Browse Recorded Video............................................................................................................................................ 13
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Introduction
Ocularis-X User Guide
Introduction
Ocularis-X provides full framerate video from multiple megapixel cameras over limited bandwidth connections.
Ocularis-X brings the experience of desktop video surveillance to browsers and mobile video clients. With the
increasing popularity of bandwidth intensive megapixel cameras, web and mobile users face the need to compromise
either on the number of cameras viewed (often limited to a single camera), the quality of the video or the smoothness
of the video delivered. This can result in choppy, low framerate live viewing and playback.
Ocularis-X, an add-on to Ocularis, delivers up to nine HD video streams simultaneously using OnSSI’s HDIS (High
Definition Interactive Streaming) technology. Frame rates up to 30 frames per second can be delivered over limited
bandwidth networks such as 3G, 4G and broadband.
Ocularis-X extends the look and feel of OnSSI’s award winning Ocularis Client to web browsers and mobile devices. It
allows security personnel in the field to perform live monitoring and synchronized playback of multiple megapixel
cameras through a standard web browser.
Ocularis-X Components
There are two components to Ocularis-X. One is the Ocularis-X Server, which typically resides on a stand alone
server and is used to communicate with an installation of Ocularis Base. The second is the Ocularis-X Client. This
client is used to view the video delivered by Ocularis-X and can be used on any number of devices or platforms.
Ocularis-X works with Ocularis Base versions 3.0 or later.
The Ocularis-X Client works with a standard web browser. It is run by logging into a website on the Ocularis-X Server
which subsequently logs into Ocularis Base. Ocularis Base authenticates user credentials and permissions and
passes the appropriate video streams from the recorder(s) to the Ocularis-X Server to be transcoded and sent to the
requesting Ocularis-X Client. The device using Ocularis-X Client may be inside or outside the local area network.
Specifications
Ocularis-X Client
The Ocularis-X Client, used to view live and recorded video, is displayed using a web browser. The following web
browsers are supported:

Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7 and higher

Mozilla Firefox version 14.0 and higher

Google Chrome version 21.0 and higher

Opera version 12.1 and higher

Apple Safari version 5.1.7 and higher
Note:
Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash is required as a separate installation in some browsers.
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Chrome
Certain versions of Google’s Chrome browser have a documented known issue with its Flash plug-in. In these
cases, you will see an "Attention" screen with instructions directing you to disable the browser’s PPAPI plug-in
Internet Explorer
When using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9, the hardware acceleration must be turned off if you want to run
Ocularis-X Client in windowed mode (as opposed to full screen/maximized). To disable graphics acceleration in
IE9:
1.
Open Internet Explorer.
2.
Select the Internet Options item in the Tools menu.
3.
In the Advanced tab, ensure that the box is checked under Accelerated graphics: Use software
rendering instead of GPU rendering
4.
Click Apply and then OK.
5.
Close Internet Explorer and then restart it for changes to take effect.
See Microsoft’s instructions on turning off hardware acceleration for more details.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2528233)
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Getting Started
Use any of the supported web browsers to access video with Ocularis-X.
Launching Ocularis-X Client
1.
Open a web browser.
2.
In the URL, enter the following:
http://Ocularis-X_Server_IP_Address/ocularis-x/client
Where:
Ocularis-X_Server_IP_Address is the IP Address where Ocularis Server installation files are
located.
Note: Certain versions of Google’s Chrome browser have a documented known issue with its
Flash plug-in. In these cases, you will see an “Attention” screen with instructions directing you to
disable the browser’s PPAPI plug-in
Logging In to Ocularis-X
1.
2.
Prior to accessing Ocularis-X, you are presented with a log in screen. Enter your login information as follows:
User Name
A user account is required to gain access to system video. This
account is your Ocularis account and may be used to access video
via Ocularis-X Client or Ocularis Client.
Password
Enter the password corresponding to the user account above
Server
Enter the IP Address for the Ocularis Base
When complete, click the Login button.
Ocularis Base authenticates the user credentials entered and provides Ocularis-X with the information authorized
to this user account. This currently includes which cameras streams are accessible to this user. After
authentication is complete, the video stream travels from the recorder to the Ocularis-X Server and then to the
Ocularis-X Client.
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Ocularis-X Client Interface
When you successfully log in to Ocularis-X for the first time, the screen presented is a blank slate:
Application
Controls
Menu Bar
View Area
Figure 1 Ocularis-X Client Window
In the top part of the screen there is a menu bar on the left and application controls in the upper right portion of the
page. The general view area takes up largely the rest of the screen.
Menu Bar
The upper left portion of the screen includes a menu bar with the following items:
Menu
Debug Console Overlay
Cameras
Views
Browse
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The icon
may be used to toggle the Debug Console
on and off as needed for troubleshooting purposes.
Lists all cameras to which the user account has privileges as
defined on the Ocularis Base
Lists all Ocularis-X views created by the user. See To
Create an Ocularis-X view on page 7 for more informaiton.
Click this menu option to toggle between Browse mode
(recorded video) and Live mode.
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Application Controls
The upper right portion of the Menu Bar contains functions known as ‘Application Controls’. These functions are
defined as follows:
Control
Graphic/Icon
Log off - click this icon to log Ocularis-X.
Logging off will stop the current session.
Help – click this icon to open the OcualrisX Client documentation.
About - click this icon to view the
Ocularis-X version number.
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Configuring Ocularis-X
Configuring Ocularis-X includes the creation of views. A View is the fundamental display when observing video from a
client application such as Ocularis-X. The screen is divided into one or more panes, each of which may display a
different camera stream. Ocularis-X supports up to nine HD video streams simultaneously at their original frame rate
(up to 30 FPS).
Views in Ocularis-X are configured by the user and are stored on the computer which is used to create the view.
When you configure a view of cameras, the browser on the local machine saves the configuration information for your
user account. Therefore, if you were to go to another computer and log in to Ocularis-X, that local computer would
need to be reconfigured. Similarly, if you stayed on the same PC but launched a different browser and logged in to
Ocularis-X, configuration will also need to be redone. Lastly, if you clear the browser’s cache, configuration changes
are lost and must be redone upon next login.
TO CREATE AN OCULARIS-X VIEW
1.
In the Ocularis-X Client, select the Views menu and choose Configure Views.
Layout Tabs
Configure
Tabs
Figure 2 Configure Views
The Configure Views screen allows you to create different views populated by the cameras you choose in
the layout selected.
2.
Select the desired layout from the Layout Tabs. Available selections include: 1 x 1 View, 2 x 2 View and 3
x 3 View. The screen will adjust accordingly based upon the view selected.
3.
Each section or rectangle making up the view is called a pane. To populate each pane, simply drag and drop
a camera displayed in the list on the Cameras tab to the desired pane.
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Figure 3 Drag and drop to populate a pane with a camera stream
4.
Continue to drag and drop cameras for each available pane. If you change your mind about which camera
should populate which pane, simply drag a new camera and drop it on top of the existing camera in the
pane.
5.
When complete, enter a name for the view in the View name field. The name is displayed in the Views menu
for you to access later. View names should be created so that you can easily identify the cameras it includes.
View names are not case sensitive and may include spaces.
6.
Click Save.
7.
You may continue to create additional views. When finished, click Close.
Note: Remember that views are saved with the browser settings on the local machine. If you
open another manufacturer’s browser, move to another PC, or clear the browser’s cache, you
will need to reconfigure views from scratch.
TO MODIFY AN OCULARIS-X VIEW
1.
In the Ocularis-X Client, select the Views menu and choose Configure Views.
2.
Click the Edit Views tab.
Existing views are listed.
3.
Select the view you wish to modify and then click Edit View.
The configured view is displayed.
4.
Make the changes you desire.
5.
Click Save.
6.
If you wish to edit another view, repeat steps 2 through 6. Otherwise, click Close.
TO DELETE AN OCULARIS-X VIEW
1.
In the Ocularis-X Client, select the Views menu and choose Configure Views.
2.
Click the Edit Views tab.
Existing views are listed.
3.
Select the view you wish to modify and then click Delete View.
The configured view is deleted.
4.
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If you wish to delete another view, repeat step 3 for each view. Otherwise, click Close.
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Viewing Live Video
Ocularis-X video is displayed through the use of a view. Each user creates his or her own views. Once views are
created, they may be accessed by the user each time they use Ocularis-X. The last view displayed will be presented
to the user upon the next log in.
TO DISPLAY A VIEW
1.
Display a preconfigured view by selecting the Views menu.
Views are listed in the order in which they were created.
2.
Click the view name you would like to display.
CHANGING VIEW PANES
There are occasions where you may want to see video from a different camera not displayed in the current view. You
can display another view containing the desired camera or you can simply replace one of the panes displayed with
video from the alternate camera.
1.
Select the Cameras menu.
2.
From the list of cameras, drag and drop the desired camera from the list displayed onto the desired pane.
Note: Changes made using this method are only temporary. If you re-load the view or logout
and log in, the view will return to displaying the original cameras.
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The View (Live)
The following is a sample 2 x 2 view shown in Live mode.
View Title
Area
Live
indicator
Image
Bar
Figure 4 Sample View in Live mode
Image Bar
Each pane in a view has a top section called the Image Bar. On the left of the Image Bar is the name of the camera
as it is defined in Ocularis Base. On the right of the Image Bar is an indicator showing that the camera stream is Live.
The name of the view will dynamically appear in the View Title Area when the mouse rolls over the top of the screen.
Full Screen
You can switch the pane of a view to full screen by clicking the Image Bar.
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Figure 5 Full Screen Video
Click the Image Bar again to return to the original view.
Digital Zoom
You may use digital zoom on any camera image. Draw a rectangle over the zoom area by drawing a diagonal line.
Release the mouse to perform the zoom.
Figure 6 Digital Zoom
A PIP (Picture in Picture) appears in the upper right corner of the view pane. To return to the original, zoomed out
image, click the PIP.
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Viewing Recorded Video
When an incident occurs, viewing recorded video is easily done by switching the screen to Browse mode. Settings
related to recorded video (such as when to record) are configured on the camera’s corresponding recording
component.
Browse Mode
Click Browse in the main menu to switch to Browse mode. Once in Browse mode, the menu item will change to Live
for returning to Live monitoring.
The View (Browse)
Playback
Controls
Figure 7 A Sample View in Browse mode
The Live indicator no longer appears in the image bar of each pane. At the bottom of the screen, a set of Playback
Controls appears along with the date and timestamp of the displayed video.
Browse mode in Ocularis-X displays all cameras synchronously. Actions performed with the playback controls apply
to all visible video panes. For instance, playing video from 6:00 a.m. will result in all panes playing video from 6:00
a.m. (assuming it was recorded in the first place).
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The following defines the function for each playback control:
Date & Time
of video
Go to
specific
time/date
Move back
one second
Move back
one frame /
Pause
Timeline
slider handle
Timeline
Speed
indicator
Move
forward one
Move forward second
Move to
newest
frame
one frame /
Pause
TO BROWSE RECORDED VIDEO
There are many different ways to view recorded video.

Click on the timeline to the left of the Timeline slider handle. This will play the video backwards.

Click on the timeline to the right of the Timeline slider handle. This will play the video forwards.

Drag the Timeline slider handle to the left or the right to play video backwards or forwards.
o
The Speed indicator let’s you know the speed of the playback. A negative number (e.g. -25X)
indicates that the video is traveling backwards.

Click the Move back one second / Move forward one second icons to move video accordingly.

Click the Go to specific time/date to advance directly to another date or time.
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