Mirasys VMS 7.0 User Guide - En.pdf - Mirasys Support Site

Mirasys VMS 7.0 User Guide - En.pdf - Mirasys Support Site
Mirasys VMS
User’s Guide
 CONTENTS Contents ......................................................................................... 2 Before you start .............................................................................. 3 Introduction ................................................................................... 6 Logging in ....................................................................................... 9 User interface ............................................................................... 13 Navigator ...................................................................................... 16 Cameras ....................................................................................... 25 Video outputs ............................................................................... 41 Digital outputs .............................................................................. 46 Digital inputs ................................................................................ 49 Audio ............................................................................................ 51 Text channels ............................................................................... 57 Playback ....................................................................................... 60 Searching for recorded data ......................................................... 63 Image tools ................................................................................... 75 Exporting media and alarm data .................................................. 77 Alarms .......................................................................................... 85 Map Tool ...................................................................................... 93 Archives ....................................................................................... 97 Configuring external devices ...................................................... 100 Appendix A: Customizing Workstation ....................................... 102 Copyrights .................................................................................. 109 MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 2  BEFORE YOU START HELP DOCUMENTATION This guide is intended for those who use the Workstation program for
monitoring video, searching for recorded data, exporting video and audio, and
managing alarms.
For information on configuring the system, please refer to Mirasys NVR
Administrator’s Guide and Mirasys NVR Installation Guide.
The PDF help documentation is on the DVMS Installation CD.
TECHNICALВ SUPPORTВ For technical support, please contact the supplier of the system.
WHAT’S NEW IN 6.1 New features discussed in this manual:
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Mirasys Spotter: Mirasys NVR 6.1 includes a new end client
application for viewing real-time and playback video and exporting
video feed and images. Mirasys Spotter is intended to provide an
easy-to-use, light interface for video viewing, providing an all-new
GUI and usability scheme. Please see Mirasys Spotter Quick Guide
for further information.
WHAT’S NEW IN 5.12 New features discussed in this manual:
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Two-way IP audio: The system supports two-way audio
communication between an IP camera based microphone and a
Workstation client. Two-way IP audio requires a Mirasys Carbon
license. Please see Two-way IP audio for further information.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 3  WHAT’S NEW IN 5.10 New features discussed in this manual:
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Media Exporter: The NVR has a completely revamped Media
Exporter, which speeds up media exporting and supports AVI and
Matroska (MKV) in addition to the ASF (WMV) format. Please see
Media formats for further information.
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Processing speed: The NVR has been optimized for new Intel Core
i3 and i7 processors, increase the computing power by 30-50%
compared to previous processors.
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Windows 7: Mirasys NVR Workstation is now compatible with both
32 and 64 bit Microsoft Windows 7. Note: Mirasys NVR is
compatible with Windows XP and Windows 7. However, it is
strongly recommended that the Mirasys NVR recorder software
should not be installed on Windows Vista.
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NVR Pro user count: Mirasys NVR Pro now supports 5
simultaneous users. NVR Enterprise continues to support 20
simultaneous users.
WHAT’S NEW IN 5.9 New features discussed in this manual:
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New Languages: Mirasys NVR user interface now supports
Russian and Thai.
WHAT’S NEW IN 5.4 New features discussed in this manual:
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Changing the Master DVR: Once configured through System
Manager, multiple systems (multiple Master DVR’s) can be
accessed through Workstation by selecting the Master DVR from
the System pull-down menu. Please see Changing the Master DVR
for further information.
In addition, you can now select the master DVR on the login screen.
Please see Login and Logoff for further information.
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Privacy Zones: The system now supports camera based privacy
zones for Axis, IQEye, and Sony IP cameras. Privacy zones are areas
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 4  that are not recorded or displayed in the camera view: image data
from the areas is not transmitted by the camera to the recorder.
Workstation users will see configured privacy zone areas as
mono-colored areas in real-time and playback views.
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Archive searches: In addition to activity searches, users can now
perform motion searches for video archives and textual searches for
text data archives.
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USB joystick support: The system now supports the use of any
DirectX compatible USB joystick. Joysticks can be added and
configured through Workstation. Please see Configuring external
devices for further information.
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Intuitive dome control: The dome (PTZ) camera controls have
been redesigned for better usability. In addition, some newer dome
cameras support additional control mechanisms. Please see Moving
dome cameras for further information.
WHAT’S NEW IN 5.0 New features discussed in this manual:
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LICENSE UPGRADE: The Mirasys NVR 5.0 software is NOT
compatible with previous Mirasys NVR (or V/N) licenses. When
upgrading an older system to Mirasys NVR 5.0, it is important to
update the license key to version 5.0 BEFORE installing the 5.0
software. If the software is upgraded before the license key is updated,
all recorder specific information (including profiles and stored
material) will be lost. Please see Mirasys NVR Installation Guide for
information on updating the license key.
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Name change: Mirasys V/N series is now Mirasys NVR. The old
Mirasys V and N user interface skins have been replaced by a new
green skin.
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H.264 support: Mirasys NVR 5.0 supports the H.264 video
compression method, enabling cameras with H.264 support to
transfer the video data in the highly compressed format. Please see
Mirasys NVR System Administrator’s Guide for information on
using H.264.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 5  INTRODUCTION WHAT IS MIRASYS NVR SOFTWARE? Mirasys NVR software is a distributed, digital video management system
(VMS or DVMS) for video and audio surveillance applications.
The software can be used for monitoring real-time and recorded video, audio
and text data, and to control dome (PTZ) cameras, I/O devices and IP
cameras.
The software supports systems consisting of both analog and/or digital
surveillance cameras, supporting the creation of analog (DVR), digital (NVR)
or hybrid (consisting of both analog and digital) surveillance systems.
A centralized surveillance system can consist of up to 100 local or remote
recorders.
Mirasys NVR software is sold both separately and as part of Mirasys video
management systems consisting of both the software and the recorder
hardware. Please contact your Mirasys supplier for information on Mirasys
software or Mirasys N series and V series hardware.
WHATВ DOESВ AВ SYSTEMВ CONTAIN?В Mirasys NVR system consists of these components:
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1-100 video recorders (NVR or DVR)
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Master recorder (one of the recorders)
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Slave recorder or recorders (if the system consists of multiple
recorders)
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Client programs:
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System Manager
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Workstation
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WebClient (Optional)
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 6  RECORDERS The DVRs or NVRs record video from analog or IP cameras and write the
video on hard disks. The system is accessed either locally or remotely by using
the client programs: System Manager, Workstation, and WebClient.
System Manager is used to manage and administrate the system, while
Workstation and WebClient are used to operate the system; i.e. to view
and export real-time and recorded media, and to operate devices such as PTZ
cameras and I/O devices.
If a system contains more than one recorder, one recorder acts as the master
recorder, while the rest are slave recorders. All client applications access
the master recorder directly, and communication between the client
applications and the slave recorders pass through the master recorder. Thus,
the end user will directly access only one recorder in the system.
FEATURESВ This manual discusses the functionality of the Workstation application,
which is used to access cameras and other surveillance devices, and to watch
and export surveillance recordings.
The Workstation program has these features:
Real-time and recorded video and audio – View real-time and recorded
video, and listen to real-time and recorded audio from one or more recorders.
Text data – The recorders can record text stream data from devices like cash
registers or filling station pumps. You can view real-time text data in
synchronization with video and audio data. In addition, you can search text
data by specifying different search criteria. Text data can be printed through
the real-time and playback views.
Audio communication – With two-way audio, you can speak with people
over a network. A microphone and a loudspeaker are connected to the
recorder, and voice is transmitted over an IP network.
Dome camera control – Pan, tilt, and zoom dome cameras and start preset
dome camera tours.
Maps – With the help of the Map tool, you can quickly access cameras and
other devices while having a visual overview of the target site. Using maps and
floor plans provides an excellent overview of the target site and device
placement.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 7  Search tools – Find recorded video, audio, and text by using one of the
search tools. You can save the images you find, for example, on the local hard
drive or a USB memory stick. You can also print out images.
Export media clips – Export video, audio and text data clips as Windows
Media files. The files can be played back on any computer using Mirasys
Media Player or Windows Media Player.
Archives – Create archives containing data from as many video, audio and
text data sources as necessary. The archive files can be quickly exported and
opened in any Mirasys NVR Workstation client.
Video outputs – Show video on video monitors, select the cameras that are
shown, and run camera tours.
Digital inputs and outputs – Control different external devices that are
connected to the recorders, for example doors and gates. You can also monitor
external devices through digital inputs.
Alarms – Receive alarm notifications and alarm video and audio from the
recorders.
MIRASYSВ NVRВ LICENSEВ TYPESВ The Mirasys NVR software has three license types: Mirasys Carbon, NVR
Enterprise, and NVR Pro.
For the end user, the main difference between the license types is in the
supported features:
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Mirasys Carbon includes all the basic recorder functionalities for
high-end multi-recorder installations plus additional features such as
VCA, two-way IP audio and LDAP integration.
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NVR Enterprise includes all the basic recorder functionalities for
multi-recorder installations, with a maximum of 20 simultaneous
users.
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NVR Pro is meant for single-recorder installations, and has a
limited set of features.
Not all license types have all features discussed in this manual. Some of the
features that require a Carbon license (such as two-way IP audio and LDAP
integration) are not visible in a NVR Enterprise license, and some of the
features included in NVR Enterprise (including, but not limited to Map Tool,
archiving, audio channels or text data channels) are greyed out in the NVR Pro
user interface.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 8  LOGGING IN LOGIN AND LOGOFF To login to Workstation:
1.
Do one of the following:
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Double-click the shortcut icon DVMS Workstation on the
desktop.
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Open the Windows Start Menu, select Programs and
then DVMS. Click DVMS Workstation.
2.
The login screen is shown. Select the Master DVR to which you want
to connect to from the System address pull-down menu.
3.
Type your user name in the User name box, and your password in
the Password box. NOTE: The user name and password are case
sensitive.
4.
If the End User License Agreement is shown, you can accept it by
clicking Accept Terms.
5.
Click login. A progress bar is shown on the screen while the program
starts.
To log off from Workstation:
1.
2.
3.
Do one of the following:
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On the menu bar, click File and then Exit.
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On the menu bar, click User and then Log off.
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On the status bar, click the Exit Workstation button
(lower right corner of the screen).
In the Logoff dialog box, click one of the option buttons:
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To let a different user login, click Log off current user.
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To quit Workstation, click Exit Workstation.
Click OK.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 9  DEFAULT USERNAME Default username and password:
Username:
Admin
Password:
0308
NOTE: After the system has been set up, the administrator will provide you
with a customized username and password.
LOCKINGВ WORKSTATIONВ You can manually lock the program to protect it, for example, when you go
away from your desk.
To lock the program, do one of the following:
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On the menu bar, click User and then Lock Program.
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On the status bar, click the Lock Program button.
To unlock the program:
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After locking the program, the logon screen is shown with the user’s
name pre-filled the User name box. Type the password in the
Password box.
NOTE: The password is case sensitive.
NOTE: You can also use the automatic lock function to protect Workstation.
For more information, please see Protecting Workstation.
USERВ SETTINGSВ You can change the user interface language, the security settings, and your
password through User Settings in the User menu.
USERВ INTERFACEВ LANGUAGEВ To change user interface language:
1.
On the menu bar, click User and then User Settings. The User
Settings dialog box is shown.
2.
In the Language list, click the language that you want to use.
3.
Click OK. The language is changed.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 10  PROTECTING WORKSTATION You can protect Workstation so that it is automatically locked, or you are
automatically logged off if you do not use the program for a set time.
To use automatic protection:
1.
On the menu bar, click User and then User Settings. The User
Settings dialog box is shown.
2.
Under Protection, select one of the following:
3.
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If you want the program to be locked when you are not using
it, select Automatic lock.
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If you want the program to log you off, select Automatic
logoff.
Use the slider to set the wait time.
NOTE: These settings protect only the Workstation program, not the
operating system.
CHANGINGВ THEВ LOGONВ PASSWORDВ To change the logon password:
1.
On the menu bar, click User and choose User Settings. The User
Settings dialog box is shown.
2.
Click Change Password.
3.
Type the current password in the Current password box.
4.
Type the new password in the New password box and again in the
Confirm new password box.
5.
Click OK.
AUTOMATICВ LOGONВ To log automatically into Workstation when the application is
started:
1.
On the menu bar, click User and choose User Settings. The User
Settings dialog box is shown.
2.
Mark the Use automatic logon checkbox.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 11  3.
Type the current password in the Password box.
4.
Click OK.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 12  USER INTERFACE The user interface contains these elements:
A. Title bar. Shows the name of the program and the Workstation
Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons.
B. Menu bar. The menu bar gives access to, for example, user settings. You
can hide the menu bar from the View menu.
C. Profile selection. You can change to any available profile (or switch to
any opened archive files) through the Profile pull-down menu. After selecting
a profile, you can access the devices, for example, cameras, shown in the
navigator tree (F). If your system has multiple master recorders, you can
switch to a new master recorder through a pull-down menu above the Profile
pull-down menu.
D. Toolbar. Click the buttons on the toolbar to show or hide user interface
windows and elements. The buttons are described below.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 13  E. Device Window. Shows video, audio and other device views as well as the
device group specific Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons. NOTE: You
can also maximize the device window by double-clicking the device window
title bar.
F. Navigator. The Navigator contains the devices included in the selected
profile (C). For more information, see About the Navigator.
G. Map Tool. Shows a map of floor plan of the selected target site. By
clicking the device icons you can access the devices. For example, you can
open video views directly from the map.
H. Status bar. Shows the date and time (or only time), buttons for logging
off from the program and for locking the program, a button for showing the
help, and the name of the user. You can hide the status bar from the View
menu.
I. Work space. This is the screen area where video views and other device
views are shown.
CUSTOMIZINGВ THEВ USERВ INTERFACEВ Please see Appendix A: Customizing Workstation for information on
customizing the user interface and layouts.
TOOLBARВ The toolbar contains these buttons
Button
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  Name
Description
Show/Hide
Navigator
Shows or hides the Navigator.
Show/Hide Map
Shows or hides the Map Tool.
Menu Bar
If the menu bar is hidden, you can access
all menu bar commands by clicking this
button.
Show/Hide
Connections
Shows the connection status to recorders.
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Bookmark List
Shows or hides the bookmark list.
Show/Hide
Alarm List
Shows or hides the alarm list.
Show/Hide
Properties
Shows or hides the properties of a selected
device. For more information, see Device
properties.
View Mode
Sets the View Mode for the currently
activate components. See View mode for
more information.
Saved Layouts
Shows saved layouts that you can use. For
more information, see Creating layouts.
Save Layout
Adds a new layout.
Delete Layout
Deletes the selected layout.
HELPВ To access online help:
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Click Help and then Help to use Help.
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Click Help and then About to view information about the program
version.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 15  NAVIGATOR ABOUT THE NAVIGATOR The Navigator contains profiles and devices. A profile specifies the devices
that you have access to. Select the profile that you want to use from the
drop-down menu. After selecting the profile, you can access the devices, for
example, cameras, shown in the profile tree.
CUSTOMIZINGВ THEВ NAVIGATORВ Please see Modifying the Navigator for information on customizing the
Navigator.
CHANGINGВ THEВ MASTERВ DVRВ A Master DRV is the central recorder of a surveillance system. All other
recorders connect to it, and all client applications communicate through the
Master DVR. In essence, the Master DVR controls the surveillance system.
If multiple Master DVR’s have been defined by the system administrator, the
Workstation users can select the Master DVR they connect to.
You can set the Master DVR to which Workstation connects by clicking on
the System pull-down menu and selecting a new Master DVR from the list. If
only one Master DVR has been defined by the administrator, only that
selection is available on the list.
ABOUTВ PROFILESВ A profile specifies the devices (for example, cameras) that you have access to
and your usage rights. You can have as many as five profiles, but you can use
only one profile at a time. Select the profile that you want to use from the
drop-down list.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 16  A sample profile on the Navigator pane. A. Profile selection, B. Device
groups, C. Devices
NOTE: When an alarm occurs, the device that has triggered the alarm is
highlighted on the profile’s Navigator tree.
ABOUTВ DEVICEВ GROUPSВ The system administrators can put devices into groups, for example, based on
their physical location. Alternatively, they can put the same type of devices, for
example, all digital inputs, into the same group.
To see the contents of a device group:
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Double-click the group icon or click the plus sign (+) adjacent to the
group icon.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 17  ABOUT DEVICES A profile can contain some or all of these devices:
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Cameras (including Dome cameras)
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Audio
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Video outputs
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Digital outputs
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Digital inputs
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Text channels
In addition, each profile can be attached to different alarms. For more
information about alarms, see Alarms.
For more information about devices, see Using device groups and devices.
FINDINGВ DEVICESВ You can search for devices and device groups by their name. This is useful if a
profile contains lots of groups and devices.
To search for groups and devices:
1.
Select the profile.
2.
At the bottom of the Navigator, click the text box and type part or
all of the name of the device or device group. While you type, the
program automatically finds the first device or device group that
matches the search string.
3.
To find the next device or device group that matches the name that
you typed, click the Search Down button. To search upwards, click
the Search Up button.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 18  USING DEVICE GROUPS AND DEVICES DEVICE ICONS AND DEVICE VIEWS Different icons are used to indicate device type. In addition, each device on the
Navigator has a device view that you can show in the work space:
Icon
Device
Device View
Camera
A video view.
Audio channel
An oscilloscope.
Video output
A list for selecting the camera that is
shown on the monitor and a different list
for starting camera tours on the monitor.
Digital input
An icon that shows the state of the input.
Digital output
An icon that you can click to open or
close the output.
Audio
communication
channel
A picture of a telephone with animation
and a button for opening the
communication channel.
Text channel
A view that shows text stream data and
text events.
NOTE: Other icons than those shown in the table can be used for the devices.
NOTE: When an alarm occurs, the device that has triggered the alarm is
highlighted on the Navigator.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 19  To show a device view, do one of the following:
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Right-click a device on the Navigator and then choose Show View
(or Show Real-Time View or Show Playback View).
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Drag a device from the Navigator to the work space.
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Select a device, click the Show Menu button
of the Navigator, and choose Show View.
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Double-click a device on the Navigator. This works only if the
primary action of the device is Real-time View or Playback View.
For more information, see Primary action.
at the bottom
To open a device view (B), you can drag a device from the Navigator (A) to
the work space (C).
To show all the devices of a device group in the same device window,
do one of the following:
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Drag the device group to the work space.
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Right-click a device group icon and then choose Show Real-Time
View.
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Select the device group, click the Show Menu button
at the
bottom of the Navigator, and choose Show Real-Time View.
For more information about device windows, see Device windows.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 20  To show all the devices of a device group in a device window (B), you can
drag the device group (A) from the Navigator to the work space.
DEVICEВ STATEВ These symbols show the state of a device:
Icon
Description
The device is connected.
The device is not in use, or it has not been loaded
correctly.
No signal.
There is no connection to the recorder.
Connecting to the recorder.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 21  NOTE: When an alarm occurs, the device that has triggered the alarm is
highlighted on the Navigator.
PRIMARYВ ACTIONВ Each device has a primary action, which can be activated by double-clicking
the device.
The primary action is device specific and can be set or changed by the system
administrator.
The following primary actions are available:
Real-Time View. Shows the real-time device view. This option is available
for all devices.
Playback View. Shows the playback view. This option is available for
cameras, audio channels, and text channels.
No Action. The system does not do anything. This option is available for all
devices.
Change State (Switch On/Off). The state of a digital output is changed.
This option is available for digital outputs.
Pulse. The system sends a pulse to a digital output. This option is available
for digital outputs.
SHORTCUTВ MENUSВ You can operate devices using commands that are in shortcut menus.
To show a shortcut menu:
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Right-click a device on the Navigator or right-click a device view.
The commands are explained in the sections that describe each device type.
DEVICEВ PROPERTIESВ See information about devices, adjust their properties, and access some
commands through the Properties window. For example, you can capture
and print images on the Clipboard tab of the Properties window.
To show the Properties window, do one of the following:
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Select a device and click the Properties button
toolbar.
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Right-click on a device view and choose one of the tabs of the
Properties window, for example, Description or Device
Information.
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Right-click a device on the Navigator, and choose one of the tabs of
the Properties window, for example, Description or Device
Information.
When the Properties window is shown, its contents change according to the
selected device.
Different devices have different tabs in the Properties window. For more
information about the tabs, see the sections that describe each device type.
NOTE: You can dock the Properties window by dragging it to the left or
right side of the screen.
DEVICEВ WINDOWSВ You can show more than one device view in a device window. The device views
can be from different devices, for example, video views and digital output
views. Furthermore, the views can be from different device groups. However,
they cannot be from different profiles.
A window with two video views, a digital output view, and an audio view.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 23  The maximum number of device views in a device window in real-time mode
is 16, and in a playback mode 8. The maximum number of all views in the
work space is 50.
For information about how to customize device windows, see Modifying
device window views.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 24  CAMERAS ABOUT CAMERAS There are two types of cameras:
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Fixed cameras
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Dome (PTZ) cameras
You can operate cameras as follows if you have the usage rights:
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See real-time video.
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Play back recorded video.
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Export images and video clips.
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Control dome cameras
In addition, when Workstation is used locally, on the same computer as the
recorder, you can monitor video directly from local analog cameras. For more
information, see Analog local video.
MONITORING REAL‐TIME VIDEO To monitor real-time video from one camera, do one of the
following:
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Drag the camera from the Navigator to the work space.
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Right-click the camera and choose Show Real-Time View from the
menu.
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Select the camera, click the Show Menu button
at the
bottom of the Navigator, and choose Show Real-Time View.
In addition, if real-time video has been set as the primary action for the
camera, you can also double-click the camera on the Navigator or on a map to
show real-time video.
A small symbol in the upper right corner of the video view shows what the
camera is currently doing. For more information about the symbols, see
Camera properties.
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Right-click a device group icon and choose Show Real-Time View.
This opens a device window that contains a real-time window from
all the cameras in that device group. See also Device windows.
NOTE: If the group contains more than 16 devices, only the first 16
are shown.
VIDEOВ PLAYBACKВ To play back video from one camera, do one of the following:
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Right-click a camera on the Navigator or on a map and choose
Show Playback View.
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Right-click a camera view and choose Show Playback View.
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Select a camera from the Navigator, click the Show Menu button
at the bottom of the Navigator and choose Show Playback View.
Playback features are described in more detail in Video playback.
CAMERAВ MENUВ Use the camera menu to access camera properties and functions, for example,
to play back recorded video. Different options are available in playback and
real-time mode. In addition, some options are only available if the camera
view is open.
To show the camera menu, do one of the following:
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Right-click on a video view.
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Right-click a camera on the Navigator or on a map.
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Select the camera from the Navigator and click the Show Menu
button in the lower right corner of the Navigator.
The camera menu can contain these commands:
Move Apart. Moves the video view from a device window to a device window
of its own. This command is shown only if there is more than one device view
in a device window.
Close. Closes the video view.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 26  Dome Control. Activates dome control. This command is available for only
supported dome cameras that have been correctly installed and configured.
Description. Shows the Description tab of the Properties window.
Displayed Device Information. Shows the Displayed Device
Information tab of the Properties window, where you can select what data
are shown in the video view.
Update Rate. Shows the Update rate tab of the Properties window,
where you can set the update interval of the video view.
Dome Properties. Shows the Dome Control tab of the Properties
window, where you can start preset camera tours and select preset positions.
From the tab, you can also access camera tour settings. This command is
available only for dome cameras and only in real-time mode.
Capture. Opens the Clipboard tab of the Properties window, where you
can capture, export and print images.
Reference Image. Shows an image that you can compare to the current view.
By comparing views you can, for example, make sure that the camera is
pointed at the right direction.
Image Tools. Shows image tools. With the image tools, you can enhance
images, for example, adjust brightness or contrast.
Show Playback View. Opens a playback view from the same camera. This
command is available only in real-time mode.
Show Real-time View. Opens a real-time view from the same camera. This
command is available only in playback mode and if the real-time view is not
already shown on the screen.
Show on Map. Shows where the camera is located on a map. This command
is shown on the Navigator.
Show on Navigator. Shows where the camera is located on the Navigator.
This command is shown on the Map Tool.
Activity Search. Shows the Activity Search tool. This command is
available only in playback mode.
Motion Search. Shows the Motion Search tool. This command is available
only in playback mode.
Add to Bookmarks. Adds the image or audio sample to the Bookmarks
list. This command is available only in playback mode.
Camera Tour. Starts a camera tour where video is shown in sequence from
each camera that belongs to the same device group. This command is shown
only if there is more than one video view in a device window.
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Camera properties are shown in the Properties window. Some of the tabs in
the Properties window are shown only if the device view is currently shown
in the work space. Dome cameras have an additional Dome Control tab. For
more information about how to open the Properties window, see Device
properties.
The Properties window can contain these tabs:
Description
The description tab contains a general description of the camera and an
administrative description, which is shown to system administrators only.
System administrators can add descriptions in the System Manager
program.
Displayed Device Information
From this tab, you can select what data are shown in the video view. These
data are available:
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Name. The name of the camera is shown.
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Group. The name of the device group is shown.
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Status. The status of the camera is shown with a symbol in the upper
right corner of the video view:
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Description
(no symbol) Real-time
Playback
Recording
Playing back alarm
Camera tour is running
Dome camera
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Time. The time of the video.
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Date. The date of the video.
Image Update Rate
From this tab, you can select how often the video view is updated.
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Update on motion only. Select this option to update the real-time
video view only when motion is detected.
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Update interval. Select this option to update the real-time view at
regular intervals even when no motion is. Set also the update rate.
For example, if you set the interval to 4 s, the video view is updated
every four seconds if no motion is detected; if motion is detected, the
real-time view is updated automatically.
Clipboard
You can update the image that is shown on this tab by clicking the Capture
button. You can then save or print the image by clicking the Save or Print
button.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 29  The Clipboard in the Properties window. A. Capture B. Save
C. Print D. Captured image
Reference image
To make sure that the camera shows and records the right images, you can
compare the video view to a reference image that is shown on this tab. For
example, you can make sure that the camera is pointed at the right direction.
CAMERAВ TOURSВ In a camera tour, video is shown in sequence from each camera that belongs to
the same device group. Alternatively, you can start a camera tour from a
customized device window.
To start a camera tour, do one of the following:
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Right-click a device group icon on the Navigator and choose
Camera Tour.
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Right-click on a camera view in real-time mode and choose Camera
Tour. This command is available only if there is more than one
camera view in the same device window.
If the device window contains other types of devices in addition to cameras,
only the cameras are shown in a camera tour view. The other devices are
shown in their own views.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 30  Camera tour window. A. The camera tour symbol shows that a tour is
running B. Slider for changing the dwell time C. In seconds, the remaining
time this camera will be shown and the time that each camera view is shown
(dwell time) E. Buttons for manual control of the tour
To control a camera tour:
In camera tour mode, the window has three buttons and a slider that you can
use to manually control the tour.
Button
Description
Previous camera
Pauses or continues the tour
Next camera
Sets the dwell time
To stop a camera tour:
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Right-click the camera tour view and click Camera Tour to remove
the check mark.
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the Navigator or on a map.
To activate dome camera control, do one of the following:
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Right-click the dome camera on the Navigator or on a map, and
choose Dome Control from the menu.
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Click the dome camera symbol on the upper right corner of the
camera view.
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Right-click on a video view, and choose Dome Control from the
menu.
A controlled dome camera. A. Dome camera symbol B. The zoom, iris, focus
and preset controls
When dome control is active, the zoom, iris, focus and dome preset controls
are shown in the view.
It should be noted, that in some installations, the dome camera controls may
have a customized release period. In these cases, the dome camera controls
are released if they are idle for more than a specified time. If the camera
controls are released, they need to be reactivated to control the dome camera.
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displaying the time until release will be shown in the upper right corner of
the camera view after the controls have been idle for a time.
Dome control features are described in these sections:
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Zoom, iris and focus
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Moving dome cameras
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Preset positions and tours
ZOOM,В IRISВ ANDВ FOCUSВ When dome control is active, the controls are shown in the video view.
Button
Description
Zoom in
Zoom out
Unzoom
Adjust iris: make the image brighter
Adjust iris: make the image darker
Adjust focus: focus on the far distance
Adjust focus: focus on the near distance
NOTE: Zoom in and out by using the mouse scroll button.
MOVINGВ DOMEВ CAMERASВ To move the dome camera:
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The center of the dome camera image has a control icon. To move the
camera, click on the icon and drag it to the direction towards which
you want to move the dome camera.
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If the camera supports center click, you can click on any part of the
image, and the camera centers on the clicked spot.
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If the camera supports area zoom, you can draw a box over a part of
the camera view, and the dome camera zooms automatically to the
area.
PRESETВ POSITIONSВ ANDВ TOURSВ You can save dome camera positions for easy access, as well create dome
camera tours, in which the camera moves automatically from one position to
another. Dome camera positions and tours can be created, edited, deleted and
viewed in the Dome Control tab in the Properties window. The positions
and tours can also be viewed directly through the dome controls as described
below.
The Dome Control tab of the Properties window. A. Camera tours B. Edit
camera tours C. Buttons for controlling camera tours D. Preset positions E.
Buttons for adding and deleting preset positions
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Right-click the dome camera in the Navigator and choose Dome
Properties.
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Right-click the dome camera view and choose Dome Properties.
NOTE: Dome camera control must be active. For more information about
the Properties window, see Device properties.
MOVINGВ THEВ DOMEВ CAMERAВ TOВ AВ PRESETВ POSITIONВ To move a camera to a preset position, do one of the following:
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Right-click the dome camera on the Navigator or on a map, point to
Select Position and select the position that you want to move the
camera to.
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On the Dome Control tab in the Properties window, select the
position from the Saved Positions list.
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Activate dome camera control. Click the camera icon on the lower
right side of the control tools and select the position that you want to
move the camera to.
STARTINGВ AВ CAMERAВ TOURВ To start a camera tour, do one of the following:
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Right-click the dome camera on the Navigator or on a map, point to
Run Tour and select the tour that you want to start.
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On the Dome Control tab in the Properties window, select the
tour from the Camera Tours menu and click the Start/Stop Tour
button.
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Activate dome camera control. Click the camera icon on the lower
right side of the control tools and select the position that you want to
move the camera to.
NOTE: In the Dome Control tab in the Properties window, the current
position is always shown in the Preset Positions list while a tour is
running.
You can use the Next and Previous buttons to manually move to the
subsequent or previous position without stopping the tour.
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If you have started the tour through the Dome Control tab, you can
stop the tour by releasing the Start/Stop Tour button.
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If you have started the tour by selecting the tour through the camera
control tools or through the navigator pane or map tool, you can stop
the tour by turning the camera manually or selecting a preset
position from the Presets list.
ADDINGВ ANDВ DELETINGВ PRESETВ POSITIONSВ NOTE: You must activate dome control before you can add or delete
positions.
To add a preset position:
1.
Turn the camera to the position that you want to save. You can also
adjust zoom, focus and iris.
2.
On the Dome Control tab of the Properties window, click the
Add Preset Position button below the Saved Positions menu,
and choose Save Position from the menu.
3.
Type a name for the position, and click OK.
To delete a preset position:
1.
On the Dome Control tab of the Properties window, select the
position that you want to delete.
2.
Click the Delete button adjacent to the Presets menu and choose
Delete Position.
3.
Click OK.
ADDINGВ ANDВ DELETINGВ CAMERAВ TOURSВ NOTE: You must activate dome control before you can add or delete camera
tours.
To add a camera tour:
1.
On the Dome Control tab of the Properties window, click Edit
Camera Tours.
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Click the Add Camera Tour button adjacent to the Camera
Tours list.
3.
Type a name for the tour and click OK.
4.
From the Preset positions list, select the position that you want to
add to the tour, and click Add.
TIP: To select more than one camera, keep the SHIFT key pressed
and click the first and last camera that you want to select. To add or
remove individual cameras, keep the CTRL key pressed and click the
cameras that you want to add or remove.
NOTE: To change the order of the presets, drag a preset to a new
position. To remove a preset from the tour, select the position and
click Remove.
5.
In the Tour Positions list, click the position you added and then set
the time that the camera will stay in that position (Dwell Time) and
the speed at which the camera will move to the subsequent position
(Move Time).
6.
Click OK to save the tour.
NOTE: When preset positions are saved on the recorder, their number is not
limited. However, in some camera models, preset positions are saved on the
camera, which means that their number is usually limited. Tours are always
saved on the recorder, and their number is not limited.
To delete a tour:
1.
In Edit Camera Tours, select the tour that you want to delete.
2.
Click Delete Tour.
3.
Click OK.
HOMEВ POSITIONВ You can set a preset position or a camera tour as a home position for a dome
camera. If the camera is not operated for a set time, it is automatically moved
to the home position.
To set a home position:
1.
In Edit Camera Tours, select the preset position or camera tour
that you want to set as a home position.
2.
Set the delay time after which the camera is moved to the home
position.
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To force the camera to the home position from a preset position,
select the Move to home position form a preset position check
box.
4.
To force the camera to the home position after the set time even if a
tour is running, select Move to home position from a running
camera tour.
5.
Click OK.
ALARMВ FUNCTIONSВ A dome camera can move to a preset position or start a pre-programmed
dome camera tour when an alarm occurs. System administrators can set this
alarm function in System Manager.
CAMERAВ RESERVATIONВ Only one user can control a dome camera at a time. However, you can take
over dome camera control from another user if you have been given the right
to do so.
ANALOGВ LOCALВ VIDEOВ Local monitoring means that video is streamed directly from the capture card
to the display adapter. It is available only when the Workstation program
and the recorder are on the same computer. In addition, the cameras must be
in your profile, and you must have the right to monitor local video from them.
Local monitoring is only available on analog cameras.
Unlike standard real-time viewing, local monitoring does not cause processor
load for the recorder. Thus, when applicable, local monitoring should be used
instead of real-time viewing.
To monitor video from local cameras, do one of the following:
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On the menu bar, click Windows and choose Local Cameras.
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On the tool bar, click the Local Cameras button.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 38  Local monitoring. A. Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons B. Shows the
alarm list C. Click to hide the control panel D. Click one of these buttons to
change how many video views are shown E. Available cameras F. Control
panel G. Image area
To change how many video views are shown:
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Click one of the screen format buttons (D).
To select cameras:
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Drag the camera from the camera list on the right to the image area.
To change the order of cameras:
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Drag a camera to a new position in the image area.
To maximize the camera display size, do one of the following:
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Double click on the local view title bar.
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Click on Maximize button on the upper right corner of the local
view title bar.
To maximize the view from a single camera:
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When viewing multiple local cameras, you can double click on a
single camera view to display the view from that camera in the device
window. You can restore the original layout by double clicking on the
camera view.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 40  VIDEO OUTPUTS You can show video on video monitors that have been connected to the video
outputs of the recorder.
Video outputs are not available on Mirasys N series NVRs.
SELECTINGВ CAMERASВ To select the camera that is shown on a monitor, do one of the
following:
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Right-click the video output (monitor)
on the Navigator or
on a map, point to Select Camera and click the camera that you
want to show on the monitor.
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Open the video output view, for example, by dragging the video
output (monitor) to the work space. Then, in the camera list, click the
camera that you want to show.
RUNNINGВ CAMERAВ TOURSВ To start a camera tour, do one of the following:
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Right-click the video output (monitor)
on the Navigator or
on a map, point to Run Tour and click the tour that you want to
run on the monitor.
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Open the video output view, for example, by dragging the video
output (monitor) to the work space. Then, in the Camera Tours list,
click the tour that you want to start. Then click Play.
VIDEOВ OUTPUTВ VIEWВ Use the video output view for selecting the camera that you want shown on a
monitor and for controlling camera tours (camera sequences).
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 41  A video output view. A. Saved camera tours B. Camera tour controls C.
Shows the selected camera on the monitor
To show the monitor view, do one of the following:
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Drag the monitor from the Navigator to the work space.
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Right-click the video output on the Navigator or on a map and
choose Show View.
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Select the monitor from the Navigator, click the Show Menu button
at the bottom of the Navigator, and choose Show View.
To select the camera that is shown on the monitor:
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Right-click the video output on the Navigator or on a map, point to
Select Camera, and then select the camera from the list.
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Select the camera from the camera list in the video output view.
To start a camera tour, do one of the following:
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Right-click the video output on the Navigator or on a map, point to
Run Tour, and select the tour from the list.
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Select the tour from the Camera Tours list on the video output view
and click Play.
To stop a camera tour:
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Release the Play button.
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To move to the next or previous camera manually:
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Click the Previous Camera or Next Camera button. Note that
manual control stops a running camera tour.
VIDEOВ OUTPUTВ PROPERTIESВ The Properties window contains two tabs for video outputs:
Description. Contains an optional description of the output and possibly
also a description that is shown only to system administrators.
Displayed Device Information. From this tab, you can select what data
are shown in the video output view (monitor name, date, time).
To show the Properties window, do one of the following:
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Make sure that the video output view is shown in the work space and
then click the Show/Hide Properties button on the toolbar.
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Right-click on the video output view and choose one of the tabs of the
Properties window (Description or Device Information).
MODIFYINGВ ANDВ ADDINGВ CAMERAВ TOURSВ FORВ MONITORSВ You can modify and add camera tours if you have been given the right to do
so.
To add a camera tour:
1.
Right-click a monitor on the Navigator or on a map and choose Edit
Camera Tour. The Edit Camera Tours dialog box is shown.
2.
Click the Add Camera Tour button adjacent to the Camera
Tours list, and type a name for the tour.
3.
From the left pane, select the cameras that you want to add to the
tour and click Add. Alternatively, select the cameras and drag them
to the right pane.
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To change the order of the cameras, drag a camera to a new
position.
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To remove a camera from the tour, select the camera and
click the Remove button.
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To change the dwell time for a camera, select the camera and
then drag the slider below the list.
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To select more than one camera, keep the SHIFT key pressed
and click the first and last camera that you want to select. To
add or remove individual cameras, keep the CTRL key
pressed and click the cameras that you want to add or
remove.
To save the tour, click OK.
Modifying a camera tour. A. Available cameras B. List of camera tours C.
Add, modify and delete camera tours D. Cameras included in the camera
tour and their dwell times. E. Delete the selected camera from the tour F. Set
the dwell time for the selected camera.
To modify a camera tour:
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From the tours list, select the tour that you want to modify. Then you
can modify these settings:
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MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  To change the name of the tour, click the Change Tour
Name button and then type a new name for the tour.
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To change the order of the cameras, drag a camera to a new
position in the list.
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To remove a camera from the tour, select the camera, and
then click the Remove Camera button.
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To add a camera to the tour, select the camera from the left
pane, and click Add.
To delete a camera tour:
1.
From the Camera Tours list, select the tour that you want to delete.
2.
Click the Delete Tour button adjacent to the list.
3.
To save the changes, click OK.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 45  DIGITAL OUTPUTS Digital outputs are used to control external devices such as doors, gates or
lights.
DIGITALВ OUTPUTВ VIEWВ The digital output view shows the state of an output (open/closed). You can
also control outputs from the view.
Two digital output views. The first output is open, the second closed. Other
icons than these are possible for digital outputs.
To show the digital output view, do one of the following:
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Drag the digital output from the Navigator to the work space.
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Right-click the digital output on the Navigator or on a map, and
choose Show View.
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Select the digital output from the Navigator, click the Show Menu
button
View.
at the bottom of the Navigator, and choose Show
To change the state of a digital output:
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Click the icon in the digital output view. The state of the output is
changed or a pulse is sent to the output, depending on what is the
primary function of the output. The primary function is set in
System Manager.
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To access both commands (Change State (Switch On/Off) and
Pulse), open the Properties window and click the Output
Control tab. For more information about the tab, see Digital output
properties.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 46  DIGITAL OUTPUT MENU The digital output menu contains these commands:
Show View. Shows the digital output view that you can use to control the
output.
Show on Map. Shows where the camera is located on a map. This command
is shown on the Navigator.
Show on Navigator. Shows where the camera is located on the Navigator.
This command is shown on the Map Tool.
Change State (Switch On/Off). This command changes the state of the
output. If the output is closed, it is opened. If it is open, it is closed. The output
stays in the changed state until it is changed again manually or as a result of
an alarm.
Pulse. The state is changed only for a specified time, and then the output is
returned back to the state it was in. Specify the duration of the pulse on the
Digital Output tab of the Properties window.
Description. Shows the Description tab of the Properties window.
Displayed Device Information. Shows the Displayed Device
Information tab of the Properties window, where you can select what data
are shown in the digital output view.
Output Control. Shows the Output Control tab of the Properties window,
where you can control the output.
To show the menu, do one of the following:
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Right-click the digital output on the Navigator or on a map.
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Select the digital output from the Navigator and then click the
Show Menu in the lower right corner of the Navigator.
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Right-click on the digital output view.
DIGITALВ OUTPUTВ PROPERTIESВ Digital outputs have these tabs in the Properties window:
Description
The description tab contains a general description of the digital output and an
administrative description, which is shown only to system administrators.
Only system administrators can add descriptions in System Manager.
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From this tab, you can select what data are shown in the view.
Name. The name of the output is shown.
Device group. The name of the device group is shown.
Output control. The Output control tab contains these commands:
Icon
Name
Description
Change State
(Switch On/Off)
Click to change the state of the output.
Pulse
Click to change the state of the output
only for a short moment.
Pulse Duration
Drag the slider to set the duration of the
pulse.
Refresh
Refreshes the icon to show the status of
the output.
To show the Properties window, do one of the following:
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Make sure that the digital output view is shown in the work space
and then click the Show/Hide Properties button on the toolbar.
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Right-click on the digital output view and choose one of the tabs of
the Properties window (Description or Device Information).
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 48  DIGITAL INPUTS External devices, for example, door or window sensors, can be connected to
the digital inputs of the recorder. The state of the inputs are shown with icons
in Workstation. There are two states: inactive and active. The icons are
selected by the system administrator.
DIGITALВ INPUTВ VIEWВ The digital input view shows the state of a digital input, inactive or active.
Three digital input views.
To show the digital input view, do one of the following:
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Drag the digital input from the Navigator to the work space.
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Right-click a digital input on the Navigator or on a map and then
choose Show View.
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Select the digital input, click the Show Menu button
bottom of the Navigator, and choose Show View.
at the
To refresh the digital input icon:
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Click the icon.
DIGITALВ INPUTВ MENUВ The menu contains these commands:
Description: Shows the Description tab of the Properties window.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 49  Displayed Device Information: Shows the Displayed Device
Information tab of the Properties window, where you can select what data
are shown in the digital output view.
To show the digital input menu, do one of the following:
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Right-click a digital input on the Navigator or on a map.
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Right-click on the digital input view.
DIGITALВ INPUTВ PROPERTIESВ Digital inputs have these tabs in the Properties window:
Description
The description tab contains a general description of the digital input and an
administrative description, which is shown only to system administrators.
Only system administrators can add descriptions in System Manager.
Displayed Device Information
From this tab, you can select what data are shown in the view.
Name. The name of the input is shown.
Device group. The name of the device group is shown.
To show the Properties window, do one of the following:
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Make sure that the digital input view is shown in the work space and
then click the Show/Hide Properties button on the toolbar.
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Right-click on the digital input view and choose one of the tabs of the
Properties window (Description or Device Information).
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 50  AUDIO The recorders have three audio components:
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One-way analog and IP audio channels
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Two-way IP audio channels
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Audio communication
ONE‐WAY ANALOG AND IP AUDIO CHANNELS Each recorder in the DVMS system can have a number of audio input channels.
The audio channels can include separate and camera-based analog and IP
microphones.
You can listen to real-time and recorded audio if you have been given the right
to do so.
Audio view. A. Date, time and name of the channel B. Recording status. C.
Mute D. Volume slider E. Volume F. Oscilloscope
OPENING ONE‐WAY AUDIO CHANNELS To open an audio channel, do one of the following:
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Drag the channel from the Navigator to the work space.
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Right-click the channel on the Navigator or on a map and choose
Show Real-Time View.
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Select the channel from the Navigator, click the Show Menu
button
at the bottom of the Navigator, and choose Show
Real-time View.
See also Device windows.
AUDIOВ VIEWВ An audio view has these parts:
Name, date, time, status: As in the camera view.
Oscilloscope: Visualizes the frequencies of the audio signals.
Mute: Click to mute audio and click again (release the button) to listen to
audio.
Volume: Adjusts the level of audio output.
You can operate an audio view like other device views. For more information,
see Using device groups and devices.
AUDIOВ PLAYBACKВ You can play back audio only forward and at normal speed. In fast playback,
audio is not played, but the current position is shown in the graph.
To play back recorded audio, do one of the following:
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Right-click an audio channel on the Navigator or on a map and
choose Show Playback View.
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Right-click an audio view and choose Show Playback View.
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Select an audio channel from the Navigator, click the Show Menu
button at the bottom of the Navigator and choose Show Playback
View.
AUDIOВ SEARCHВ To examine recorded audio, click the Activity Search button on the playback
panel. For more information, see Activity search.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 52  AUDIO PROPERTIES Audio channels have these tabs in the Properties window:
Description: Contains a description of the audio channel.
Displayed Device Information: From this tab, you can choose what data
are shown in the audio view.
Update Rate: From this tab, you can select if a channel is updated
continuously or only when the system detects audio.
To show the Properties window, do one of the following:
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Make sure that the audio view is shown in the work space and then
click the Show/Hide Properties button on the toolbar.
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Right-click on the audio view and choose one of the tabs of the
Properties window (Description, Device Information or
Update Rate).
TWO‐WAY IP AUDIO Two-way IP audio channels are linked input and output channels that use two
linked IP microphones (typically a camera-based microphone and one linked
to a Workstation client).
Two-way IP audio can be accessed, opened and closed through the linked
camera’s camera view.
OPENING TWO‐WAY IP AUDIO CHANNELS You can open a two-way audio channel for listening in the same way as a
regular audio channel (see Opening one-way audio channels), or for
communication by clicking the audio icon in the
linked camera’s camera view.
To open a two-way IP audio channel for
communication:
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Click the audio icon in the linked camera’s
camera view (crossed out in the adjancent
image).
See also Device windows.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 53  TWO‐WAY IP AUDIO STATES Two-way IP audio has three base states. The states are visible in the linked
camera’s camera view:
Two-way audio is closed.
It can be opened by clicking the audio
icon on the left side of the camera view.
Two-way audio is open.
You can communicate with the recipient.
Two-way audio can be closed by clicking
the audio icon on the left side of the
camera view.
You are listening to two-way audio.
Only two people can communicate over
two-way audio at any time. In the
listening state you can hear both
participants’ communication but cannot
speak yourself.
You can force the session into open state
for communication by clicking the audio
icon on the left side of the camera view.
AUDIOВ VIEW,В PLAYBACK,В SEARCHВ ANDВ PROPERTIESВ The audio view, playback, search and properties of two-way IP audio channels
function identically with one-way audio channels. Please see One-way analog
and IP audio channels for further information.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 54  AUDIO COMMUNICATION Each recorder has one audio communication channel. Through this channel,
you can speak with people over a network.
AUDIOВ COMMUNICATIONВ ICONSВ These icons are used on the Navigator or on a map to show the state of the
audio communication channel:
Icon
Description
The communication channel is closed.
The call button is pressed on the other
end.
The communication channel is open.
AUDIOВ COMMUNICATIONВ VIEWВ When someone on the other end presses a call button, an animated telephone
icon is shown on the Navigator or on a map and in the audio communication
view. In addition, a buzzer rings.
The audio communication view is also automatically shown when the call
button is pressed (if it is not already shown in the work space). In addition, all
the device views from the same device group are also shown in the same
window.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 55  Audio communication view A. The audio communication button shows the
state of the connection B. Volume C. Connection timer.
To open or close the audio connection:
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Click the Open/Close Connection button in the audio
communication view.
AUDIOВ COMMUNICATIONВ MENUВ The audio communication menu can contain these commands:
Show View. Shows the audio communication view.
Connect. Click to open the audio communication channel.
Description: Shows the Description tab of the Properties window.
Displayed Device Information: Shows the Displayed Device
Information tab of the Properties window, where you can select what data
are shown in the audio communication view.
To show the audio communication menu, do one of the following:
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Right-click the audio communication icon on the Navigator or on a
map.
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Right-click on the audio communication view.
AUDIOВ COMMUNICATIONВ PROPERTIESВ A communication channel has these tabs in the Properties window:
Description
The description tab contains a general description of the channel and an
administrative description, which is shown only to system administrators.
System administrators can add descriptions in System Manager.
Device Information
From this tab, you can select if the name of the channel is shown in the view.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 56  TEXT CHANNELS The recorders can receive text stream data from devices like cash registers or
filling station pumps. You can view real-time text data in synchronization with
video and audio data. In addition, you can search recorded text data using
Activity Search or Text Search.
Use of text data channels requires a software license that supports text
channels and also a text data capture driver. The driver specifies the data that
are sent from the device to the DVMS system.
TEXTВ CHANNELВ VIEWВ The top of the text channel view shows the date and time of the selected event,
the name of the channel and the site and the state of the text channel view
(recording or playback). Below that are the header, the text data list, and the
custom event list. The text data list is always shown. The header and the
custom event list are optional.
Three text channel views in a device window. A. Date, time and name of the
channel B. Header C. Text data list D. Custom event list.
Header. The header shows identification data that are specified by the
capture driver.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 57  Text data list. This list shows unspecified text stream data (text events) and
text that is related to custom events. The data that are shown are specified by
the text data capture driver.
Custom event list. This list shows custom events that are specified by the
text data capture driver. Custom events can optionally be shown in the text
data list instead of the custom event list.
To show a real-time text channel view, do one of the following:
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Drag the text channel from the Navigator to the work space.
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Right-click a text channel on the Navigator or on a map and choose
Show View.
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Select the text channel, click the Show Menu button
at the
bottom of the Navigator, and choose Show Real-Time View.
TEXTВ CHANNELВ MENUВ The text channel menu can contain these commands:
Move Apart. This command is shown only if there is more than one device
view in a device window. It moves the selected text channel view to a device
window of its own.
Description. Shows the Description tab of the Properties window, where
system administrators can add information about each channel.
Displayed Device Information. Shows the Displayed Device
Information tab of the Properties window, where you can select what
identification data are shown at the top of the text channel view.
Activity Search. Shows a graphical activity search tool that you can use to
find recorded text data.
Text Search. Shows the Text Search tool that you can use to find recorded
text data.
Show Real-Time View. Shows a real-time text channel view.
Show Playback View. Shows a playback view from the channel.
To show the text channel menu, do one of the following:
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Right-click the text channel icon on the Navigator or on a map.
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Right-click on the text channel view.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 58  TEXT CHANNEL PROPERTIES A text channel has these tabs in the Properties window:
Description
The description tab contains a general description of the channel and an
administrative description, which is shown only to system administrators.
System administrators can add descriptions in System Manager.
Displayed Device Information
From this tab, you can select what data are shown in the text channel view (the
name of the channel, the name of the group, the status of the channel, the date,
and the time).
SEARCHINGВ ANDВ PLAYINGВ BACKВ TEXTВ DATAВ You can search and play back recorded text stream data. To find text data
using a bar chart that shows the amount of recorded data, use Activity
Search. For more information, see Activity search. You can also find text
data by specifying certain search criteria, for example, the exact text string to
search for. For more information, see Text Search.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 59  PLAYBACK For information about how to examine recorded events, see Searching for
recorded data.
SHOWINGВ THEВ PLAYBACKВ VIEWВ To show the playback view, do one of the following:
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Right-click a camera or audio channel on the Navigator or on a map
and choose Show Playback View.
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Select a camera or audio channel from the Navigator, click the
Show Menu button
at the bottom of the Navigator, and
choose Show Playback View from the menu.
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Right-click on a real-time video view and choose Show Playback
View.
NOTE: If the system administrator has set playback as the primary action
for a camera, you can also play back files by double-clicking the camera icon
or by dragging the camera to the work space. Usually, however,
double-clicking will show the real-time view.
MULTIVIEWВ PLAYBACKВ You can play back synchronized data from as many as eight channels. The
channels can be video, audio, or text channels or a combination of them. For
more information about using the device window, see Device windows.
To play back video from multiple channels, do one of the following:
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Right-click on a device group icon on the Navigator or on a map and
choose Show Playback View.
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Right-click on a camera on the Navigator or on a map or right-click
on a real-time video view and choose Show Playback View. Then
drag other cameras to the playback view from the Navigator or from
the work space.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 60  PLAYBACK CONTROLS The playback controls are shown at the bottom of the playback window. Use
the controls for playing, pausing, rewinding, and fast-forwarding recorded
data. Five speeds are available (1Г—, 2Г—, 4Г—, 8Г—, 16Г—).
Playback window A. Click the Export button to save an image or a media
clips. You can also print images. B. Shows the previous / next image. C.
Starts or pauses play. D. Changes playback direction or speed. E. Accesses
the search tools that you can use to find recorded data.
To play forward:
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Click Play.
To pause play:
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Re-click the Play button.
To play fast forward:
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Drag the slider to the right. The more you drag the slider to the right,
the faster data is played back. The speed is shown in the small box
next to the slider.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 61  To play in reverse:
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Drag the slider to the left. The more you drag the slider to the left, the
faster the data is played back. The speed is shown in the small box
next to the slider.
To move to the next or previous image:
Click the Next or Previous button.
NOTE: When MPEG-4 or WMC9 compression is used, clicking the Previous
button shows the previous intraframe.
VIDEOВ ANDВ AUDIOВ AUTHENTICATIONВ The system discovers if images or audio samples are inserted, deleted,
replaced, or manipulated. When manipulated video or audio files are played
back, the message The data is not authentic is shown in red on the video or
audio view.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 62  SEARCHING FOR RECORDED DATA MOTION SEARCH Use Motion Search to find images with movement in a specified area of the
camera scene.
To show Motion Search, do one of the following in playback mode:
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Click the Search button and choose Motion Search.
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Right-click the video view in playback mode and choose Motion
Search.
To close Motion Search, do one of the following:
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Click the Close button
Search window.
in the upper right corner of the Motion
USINGВ MOTIONВ SEARCHВ To use Motion Search:
1.
In the Motion Search window, paint the area of interest by using the
pen tool or the other drawing tools. The selected area is shown in red.
See Drawing tools.
2.
Set the sensitivity of the motion detection and the required quantity
of motion. See Sensitivity and Quantity.
3.
Set the start and end time of the search. See Start and end time.
4.
Set other search options. See Other search options.
5.
Click the Search button. A progress bar is shown together with the
Bookmarks list. Images that are in line with the search conditions
are added to the list. For more information about Bookmarks, see
Bookmarks.
6.
You can stop the search by clicking the Stop Search button in the
progress bar. Otherwise, the system searches to the end of the
recordings or to the specified end point.
7.
The search results are listed in the Bookmarks list. To play back an
event, select the bookmark from the list and click the Go to
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 63  Bookmark button. Then use the playback controls below the video
view to play back video.
DRAWINGВ TOOLSВ To use the drawing tools:
Use the drawing tools to select the target area in the video view. The system
searches for movement in the areas that have been painted red and ignores
movement in areas that have not been painted.
Tool
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  Name
Description
Pencil
Use to paint the area that you want to examine.
Set the pencil size by clicking one of the tool size
buttons (large, medium, small).
Eraser
Use to erase selected areas that you do not want
to examine. Set the eraser size by clicking one of
the tool size buttons (big, medium, small).
Lasso
Use to select areas using straight lines. If the
pen tool is selected, using this tool adds to the
selected areas. If the eraser tool is selected, this
tool removes from the selection. Click the image
where you want to start the selection. Click
again where you want to anchor the line and
change direction. To complete the selection,
click the starting point. The area is selected or
cleared.
Fill/Clear
If the pen tool is selected, clicking this button
selects all of the image. If the eraser tool is
selected, clicking this button removes all
selections.
Invert
Reverses selected and unselected areas.
Sometimes it is easier to select the area that you
do not want to examine and then invert the
selection.
Tool Size
Click one of the buttons to set the size of the
pencil or eraser (big, medium, small).
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order for the system to interpret the change as movement.
To set the sensitivity:
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Drag the slider to the left to decrease sensitivity or to the right to
increase sensitivity.
QUANTITYВ The system finds images where the moving object is larger than the minimum
size and ignores smaller objects. However, if there is more than one moving
object, the system treats them as one.
To set the required quantity of movement:
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Drag the slider to the left to decrease required quantity of movement
and to the right to increase required quantity.
STARTВ ANDВ ENDВ TIMEВ By default, Motion Search starts from the time that is shown in the playback
view. It stops at the end of the recorded images. You can, however, change the
start and end time.
To set the start time:
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On the Date and Time tab below the sliders, do one of the
following:
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To start the search from the oldest files, select Search from
the start.
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To select the start date and time, clear the check box Search
from the start, click the Set Start Time button
and then select the start date and time.
,
To set the end time:
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On the Date and Time tab, do one of the following:
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To end the search to the oldest files, select Search to the end.
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To select the end date and time, clear the check box Search to the
end, click the Set End Time button
date and time.
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PAGEВ 65В В OTHERВ SEARCHВ OPTIONSВ To set other search options:
1.
Click the Search Options tab.
2.
Select or clear these options:
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Show found images in the playback window. When selected,
each image that is found is shown in the playback window during the
search.
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Stop the search when the first image is found. When selected,
the search stops when the first image is found.
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Delete unsaved bookmarks before starting a new search.
When selected, unsaved bookmarks are deleted from the bookmarks
list before each search.
ACTIVITYВ SEARCHВ Use Activity Search to quickly find recorded data.
To show Activity Search, do one of the following in playback mode:
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Click the Search button and choose Activity Search.
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Right-click on a video or audio view and choose Activity Search.
To close Activity Search, do one of the following:
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Click the Close button
Search window.
in the upper right corner of the Activity
ABOUTВ ACTIVITYВ SEARCHВ The Activity Search window shows recorded data as a bar graph. The
horizontal axis shows the time, and the vertical axis shows the quantity of
recorded data. By looking at the height of the bars, you can immediately see if
there has been activity in the scene. This requires that recording is based on
motion detection or audio detection.
If video or audio is recorded continuously, the bars are all of the same height.
To find events from continuous recordings, try using Motion Search. For
more information, see Motion Search.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 66  A. Time tabs. Change the time scale by clicking these tabs.
B. Date and time display. Shows the date and time for the active time
point. The recording from that time is shown in the video or audio view.
C. Time Search button. Shows a calendar, where you can select the date
and time that you want to show in the graph. For more information about
Time Search, see Time Search.
D. Quantity display. In time mode, this display shows how much recorded
video or audio the selected bar contains (in seconds, minutes, etc.). In data
mode, it shows the number of images or audio samples.
E. Time mode symbol. The clock symbol in the upper right corner shows
that the graphs is in time mode. If no symbol is shown, the graph is in data
mode.
F. Options. Shows a menu with these options:
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MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  Time Mode. When time mode is selected, the quantity of
recorded data is shown in time units, for example, as 60
seconds of recorded data in the selected minute. When time
mode is not selected, the quantity of recorded video is shown
as the number of images. The quantity of audio is shown as
COPYRIGHTВ MIRASYSВ LTD.В 2014В WWW.MIRASYS.COMВ PAGEВ 67В В the number of audio samples. The quantity of text data is
shown as the number of text events.
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Detail View > Show Detail. Select Show Detail to show
a smaller graph below the primary graph. The smaller graph
shows a smaller time scale view of the selected time. For
example, if the Hours tab is selected, the detail view shows
the recorded material for each second of the selected minute.
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Scale. If the scale of the graph is not appropriate for the
quantity of the recorded data, you can change the scale here.
The option is available only in data mode.
G. Scroll box. By dragging the scroll box, you can quickly move forward or
backward in the recordings. While you drag, a ToolTip shows the date and
time you are at to let you know when to release the scroll box.
H. Bars. Each bar shows the quantity of recorded data during the selected
time unit. When you point on the graph with the mouse, the start time of the
bar is shown in a ToolTip. The currently selected bar is shown in a different
color, and data from that time is shown in the playback window. NOTE: Click
the Play button below the view to start playback.
I. Previous Bar and Next Bar buttons. By clicking these buttons, you can
move to the subsequent or previous bar.
J. Fit Graph to Window. If the bars do not fit in the screen, an arrow at the
top of a bar shows that there is more. To change the scale, click the Fit Graph
to Window button. The command is available only in data mode.
Alternatively, click Options, point to Scale, and then choose the scale.
K. Refresh. The graph is not automatically updated to show video or audio
that is recorded after Activity Search was opened. Click this button to update
the graph.
MOVINGВ INВ THEВ GRAPHВ You can navigate the graph as follows:
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Time tabs. Click the time tabs to navigate in the recordings.
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Forward and backward buttons. To move forward and
backward one bar at a time, click the Next Bar and Previous Bar
buttons.
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Select a bar. Click a bar to see the first image of the bar. The
selected bar is always moved to the center of the graph.
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Scroll bar. Click and drag the scroll box to move forward or
backward in the material.
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Time Search. Click the Time Search button to show a calendar,
where you can select the date and time that you want to move to.
USINGВ ACTIVITYВ SEARCHВ To use Activity Search:
1.
Click the Months tab and then click the month (vertical bar) that
you want to examine. Then click the Days tab to choose the day, and
then the Hours and Minutes tabs (if necessary) to select the hour
and the minute.
2.
The selected bar is shown in yellow, and the first image of the bar is
shown in the video view.
3.
To play back video or audio, use the playback controls in the Device
Window. For more information, see Playback controls.
NOTE: To find the right image, you can move from image to image using
the Previous and Next buttons.
MULTIVIEWВ SEARCHВ You can have as many as eight video or audio views open in Activity Search at
the same time.
To add a camera, audio channel, or text channel to the search
window:
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Drag the camera or audio channel from the Navigator to the search
window.
To remove a camera, audio channel, text channel from the search
window:
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Drag the view away from the search window or right-click on the
view and choose Close.
TIMEВ SEARCHВ Use Time Search to find the nearest recorded image from the specified time
point.
To use Time Search:
1.
In Activity Search, click the Time Search button. Time Search
is shown.
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Select the year and month from the menus. Then select the date from
the calendar by clicking on a date. Select the time from the menus.
3.
Click OK. The program finds the nearest recorded image from the
selected time forward or back. The image is shown in the video view,
and the graph is also updated.
See also Activity search.
TEXTВ SEARCHВ Use Text Search to find recorded text data (see Text channels).
ABOUTВ TEXTВ SEARCHВ Text Search has these options:
The search logic used in
Text Search.
The search finds events
that belong to one of the
selected event types
(upper menu) and that
match all of the
specified text criteria
(middle menu).
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Always select at least one event type. The option Text event is the only fixed
option. You can use this option to find text strings from unspecified text
stream data. The other options are custom event types that are specified by the
data capture driver.
Text criteria
The data capture driver can specify search tags for each event type, and you
can use these tags to find events. For example, if the total sum of a purchase is
used as a search tag, you can find events where the total sum falls within the
specified range.
There are two types of search tags: text tags and numerical tags. When using
text tags, specify the exact alphanumeric string to find. When using numerical
tags, you can either specify the exact value to find or a range of values. Use
only integers as search criteria.
The only fixed search option is Text contains, which finds text strings from
unspecified text stream data (text events) that are shown in the text data list.
Boolean search logic
If you select more than one event type, the program finds events that belong to
any one of the selected event types (Boolean OR).
If you select more than one text criterion, the program finds events that
contain all of the specified criteria (Boolean AND).
If you specify more than one event type and more than one text criterion, the
program finds those events that belong to one of the selected event types and
that contain all of the specified attributes (Boolean AND).
USINGВ TEXTВ SEARCHВ To find events that contain text strings:
1.
2.
Under Event types, select one of the following:
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Select Text event to find the string from unspecified text
stream data.
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Select a custom event type that is related to text strings.
Under Text criteria, select Text contains or another criterion that
accepts text strings.
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Double-click the applicable cell in the Value column and type the
text to search for.
4.
Set the start and end date and time and specify other search options.
5.
Click Search.
To find events that contain numbers:
1.
Under Event types, select an event type that is related to numbers.
2.
Under Text criteria, select a search option that accepts numerical
values.
3.
Do one of the following:
п‚·
To specify the exact value to find, double-click the Value
column and type the number to find.
п‚·
To specify a range of values, type the lowest value in the
Value column and the highest value in Max Value column.
NOTE: Use only integers.
4.
Set the start and end date and time and specify other search options.
5.
Click Search.
To find custom events:
1.
Under Event type, select the event type.
2.
If necessary, specify other search criteria under Text criteria.
3.
Set the start and end date and time and specify other search options.
4.
Click Search.
To set the start time:
п‚·
To start the search from the oldest files, select Search from the
start.
п‚·
To select the start date and time, clear the check box Search from
the start, click the Set Start Time button
the start date and time.
, and then select
To set the end time:
п‚·
To end the search to the oldest files, select Search to the end.
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To select the end date and time, clear the check box Search to the
end, click the Set End Time button
date and time.
, and then select the end
To set other search options:
п‚·
Show found text data in the playback window. When selected,
the playback window shows all matches during the search.
п‚·
Stop when the first match is found. When selected, the search
stops when the first match is found.
п‚·
Delete unsaved bookmarks before starting a new search.
When selected, unsaved bookmarks are deleted from the bookmarks
list before each search.
The found events are added to the Bookmarks list. For more information,
see Bookmarks.
BOOKMARKSВ When you use Motion Search or Text Search, the program adds found
events to the Bookmarks list. In addition, you can manually add images or
audio samples to the list for easy retrieval.
The list can contain saved and unsaved bookmarks. When bookmarks are
added to the list they are unsaved. Unsaved bookmarks are deleted if you
switch profiles or log off from Workstation.
To keep a bookmark in the list even if you switch profiles or log off, you must
save it. Saved bookmarks are kept in the list until you manually remove them.
Bookmarks list. A. Shows the bookmarked sample B. Saves the bookmark C.
Deletes the selected bookmark or bookmarks D. Deletes all unsaved
bookmarks
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Source. The name of the camera or audio channel.
Date and Time. The start date and time of the event.
Description. The name of the event or the description typed when the
bookmark was saved manually.
To play back an event from the Bookmarks list, do one of the
following:
п‚·
Double-click the event.
п‚·
Click the event that you want to play back and click the Go to
Bookmark button.
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Right-click the event and choose Go to Bookmark.
Playback starts automatically.
To bookmark an event:
п‚·
Right-click on a video view in playback mode and choose Add to
Bookmarks.
To save a bookmark:
1.
2.
Click the bookmark that you want to save and do one of the
following:
п‚·
Click the Save Bookmark button.
п‚·
Right-click the event and choose Save Bookmark.
Type a description of the bookmark and click OK.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 74  IMAGE TOOLS The program has a number of image tools that you can use to enhance details
and make images clearer. You can use the image tools on real-time and
recorded video.
To use the image tools:
1.
Right-click on the video view that you want to enhance and choose
Image Tools.
2.
Click the filter or filters you want to apply. The modified image is
shown in the Image Tools window.
3.
Click OK. If you applied the filters to real-time video, the filters will
be used in real-time mode, but playback video is not affected. If you
applied the filters to playback video, only playback video is affected.
The filters will be used until you change or reset them.
To reset the filters:
1.
Right-click on the video view and choose Image Tools.
2.
Click Reset.
These tools are available:
Tool
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Description
Sharpen
Increases the contrast near edges.
Reduce
noise
Noise refers to random pixels that make an
image look grainy. This filter removes unwanted
pixels and makes the image smooth without
blurring edge details.
Find edges
This filter enhances the edges of objects, so that
objects become clearer.
Greyscale
Removes color from an image.
Equalize
This filter distributes the lightness values more
evenly across the light spectrum from black to
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black and the lightest pixel as close to white as
possible. It then distributes the remaining pixels
evenly between these two values.
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A 4CIF frame contains two interlaced fields,
which can cause a comb effect in fast moving
objects. This filter removes the comb effect.
Mirror
Reverses an image along its horizontal axis.
Flip
Reverses an image along its vertical axis.
Zoom
Zooms to a specific area of the image. You can
resize the area by dragging rectangle by a
corner.
Brightness
Darken or lightens the image.
Contrast
Adjusts the difference between light and dark
areas in the image.
COPYRIGHTВ MIRASYSВ LTD.В 2014В WWW.MIRASYS.COMВ PAGEВ 76В В EXPORTINGВ MEDIAВ ANDВ ALARMВ DATAВ PRINTINGВ ORВ SAVINGВ IMAGESВ You can print and save images directly from a device view.
To save or print an image:
1.
Open the camera view in either real-time or playback mode.
2.
After finding the image you want to save or print, right-click on the
image.
3.
Select Save Image or Print Image from the menu.
п‚·
If you selected Print Image, the image will be sent to the
default printer.
п‚·
If you selected Save Image, select the path and filename for
the image. The default filename contains the date and time
information for the image.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 77  EXPORTING VIDEO, AUDIO AND TEXT DATA You can export a media clip containing data from one or more cameras, audio
channels or text data devices.
You can have the system automatically export media clips with default settings
or have the program show a dialog box in which you can change the settings
before a clip is exported. For information on setting default settings for
exporting media, please see Exporting video, audio and text data.
You can save clips on CD or DVD disc, removable devices and the local hard
disk. Clips can be played back using the Mirasys Media Player program, which
is automatically saved with clips, or Windows Media Player. For more
information, please see Playing video, audio and text data clips.
To export a media clip:
1.
Open a playback view from the devices that you want to export a clip
from. If you want to export a synchronized clip from more than one
channel, the playback views must be in the same device window.
2.
Use Motion Search or Activity Search to find the image that you
want to start the media clip from, or select the alarm you want to
export from the Alarm list. For more information, see Searching
for recorded data or Alarms.
3.
Right-click on the image and select Save Clip.
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In the Media Clip Settings window, enter the settings for the clip:
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Export to: The drive and folder to which the clip will be
exported.
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File name: Name of the media clip.
п‚·
Max. video size: the maximum dimensions of the exported
images.
п‚·
Format: Format in which he video will be exported. The
available formats are ASF, AVI, and Matroska. For more
information on the formats, please see Media formats.
п‚·
Start, End, and Timer slider: You can set the start and
end times through the calendar buttons, or alternatively set
the length of the clip through the slider.
п‚·
If you are writing the clip on a CD or DVD disc, you can
select Format the CD/DVD before writing files on it
to format the disc, or Allow files to be added later to
enable further clips to be written on the disc.
п‚·
Mark Do not show this dialogue again to set the
selection as default.
DEFAULTВ SETTINGSВ To set default settings for the media exporter, select Media clip settings from
Settings on the toolbar, and edit the information as instructed in Exporting
video, audio and text data.
MEDIAВ FORMATSВ You can export media clips in three formats:
п‚·
ASF (default): ASF is the default format for all media exports. ASF
is the only format that supports data streams and watermarks. The
minus side of ASF is in that if the exported video was not captured in
WMC9 format, ASF can be extremely slow, as the video is de- and
recompressed during the export phase. ASF is the only format that
can be played and authenticated with Mirasys Media Player. ASF
files include device names and timestamps for the footage.
п‚·
AVI: When using AVI, the video is packed into an AVI file and
exported in its original format. Due to this, exporting files as AVI can
be many times faster than exporting to ASF. However, AVI files do
not support watermarks or data streams, and they cannot be played
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device names or timestamps for the footage.
п‚·
Matroska: When using Matroska (MKV), the video is packed into
an MKV file and exported in its original format. Due to this,
exporting files as MKV can be many times faster than exporting to
ASF. However, MKV files do not support watermarks or data
streams, and they cannot be played or authenticated with Mirasys
Media Player. MKV files include device names and timestamps for
the footage.
Test type
ASF (s) AVI (s)
MKV (s)
1 ch. 1 min JPEG video (2048x1536), 2FPS
15,47
3,95
1,90
6 ch. 1 min JPEG video (2048x1536), 2FPS
40,10
5,47
4,53
1 ch. 10 min MPEG4 video (720x480), 25FPS
232.85
14,90
13,10
6 ch. 10 min MPEG4 video (720x480), 25FPS
1449,80
49,19
46,02
1 ch. 1 min MPEG4 video (720x480), 25FPS w/
compressed audio
32,91
4,74
4,72
1 ch. 1 min MPEG4 video (720x480), 25FPS w/
uncompressed audio
31,06
5,09
4,81
1 ch. 5 min uncompressed audio
6,02
5,27
5,26
1 ch. 5 min compressed audio
5,48
4,73
4,78
872,68
9,71
9,67
8,62
9,15
9,59
96,89
94,74
111,93
1 ch. 10 min H264 video (2048x1536), 14FPS
1 ch. 1 min WMC9 video (High), analog, 25FPS
6 ch. 10 min WMC9 video (Max.), analog, 25FPS
PLAYINGВ VIDEO,В AUDIOВ ANDВ TEXTВ DATAВ CLIPSВ Video, audio and text data clips are exported by default in ASF format. ASF
clips can be played using Mirasys Media Player or Windows Media Player.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 80  If media clips have been exported in AVI or Matroska format, you will need
an external video player to view the clips. Please see AVI and Matroska files
for further information.
USINGВ MIRASYSВ MEDIAВ PLAYERВ You can use Mirasys Media Player to play video, audio and text data clips
(media clips) that have been exported from Mirasys Workstation. In
addition, the player verifies the authenticity of the media clips. If images,
audio samples or text data are manipulated, the player shows that the clip is
not authentic.
The player is automatically exported with media clips and saved to the same
folder as the clip.
SYSTEMВ REQUIREMENTSВ Mirasys Media Player requires the following system configuration:
п‚·
Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 operating system
п‚·
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
п‚·
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
п‚·
Microsoft DirectX for Managed Code
п‚·
16- or 32-bit colors
п‚·
Sound card for playing audio
To play a media clip from a CD or DVD:
п‚·
Put the CD or DVD into the CD/DVD drive. The player starts
automatically and starts to play the clip.
To start Mirasys Media Player from the hard disk or CD:
п‚·
Double-click the file MediaPlayer.exe.
To play a media clip from the hard disk:
п‚·
On the menu bar of the Mirasys Media Player, click File and then
Open. Select the WMV file that you want to play back and click
Open. The media clip starts to play.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 81  A synchronized media clip from two cameras. A. Click File and then Open
to play a different media clip B. The green circle and the text Authentic
show that this clip is authentic. C. Playback buttons Information about an
audio channel D. Playback slider E. Mute F. Volume
It is important to note that if the clip contains data from multiple video or
audio sources, only one of the video and audio sources is played through
Windows Media Player. In addition, text data clips cannot be played through
Windows Media Player. Please use Mirasys Media Player to play media clips
containing multiple synchronized video and/or audio clips or any text data.
Exported clips can be played with Windows Media Player version 7 or newer.
To play a media clip using Windows Media Player:
п‚·
Right-click the media clip file (WMV file), choose Open With and
then Windows Media Player. The clip starts to play automatically.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 82  USING WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER You can play back exported ASF media clips using Windows Media Player. It
is important to note that Windows Media Player cannot verify the authenticity
of the data. Nor can it be used to play clips with exported text data channels.
AVIВ ANDВ MATROSKAВ FILESВ Both AVI and Matroska require an external player such as VLC or MPlayer
to play exported media clips.
Information on MPlayer can be found in: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/
Information on VLC can be found in: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
PRINTINGВ TEXTВ DATAВ You can print text data through the real-time and playback modes in
Worskstation or by printing exported text data clips through Mirasys Media
Player.
To print a real-time text data clip through Workstation:
1.
Open a real-time view for the text channel you want to print data
from.
2.
After the data channel has opened in the workspace, right-click on
the device window.
3.
Select Print Text Data.
4.
The data is sent to the default printer.
To print a playbacked text data clip through Workstation:
1.
Open a playback view for the text channel you want to print data
from.
2.
After the data channel has opened in the workspace, use the Activity
Search or Text Search tools or the playback slider to find the
desired text segment.
3.
Right-click on the device window.
4.
Select Print Text Data.
5.
The data is sent to the default printer.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 83  To print a text data clip using Mirasys Media Player:
1.
Open a text data clip with Mirasys Media Player as instructed in
Using Mirasys Media Player.
2.
Find the desired text segment.
3.
Click Pause or Stop to freeze the playback.
4.
From the File menu, select Print.
5.
The data is sent to the default printer.
NOTE: Whether printed through the playback or real-time views or through
Mirasys Media Player, the text data is printed with its original formatting.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 84  ALARMS ABOUT ALARMS Different types of events can cause alarms and different actions.
For example these events can cause an alarm:
п‚·
Movement in image.
п‚·
The camera signal disappears, for example, because the camera cable
is removed or cut.
п‚·
A digital input from an external device.
п‚·
The measured level of audio exceeds the audio limit high.
п‚·
The measured level of audio drops below the audio limit low.
The above events can cause for example these actions:
п‚·
Alarm video is recorded. In addition, you can have alarm video
shown automatically.
п‚·
Alarm audio is recorded. In addition, you can have the alarm audio
view shown on the screen automatically.
п‚·
A signal is sent to one of the digital outputs of the recorder. The
output can activate an external device.
п‚·
A dome camera is moved to a preset position.
п‚·
A dome camera starts a pre-programmed camera tour.
п‚·
Alarm video is sent to a video monitor.
ALARMВ VIEWSВ When an alarm occurs, the device that has triggered the alarm is highlighted
in the Navigator and the Map Tool. In addition, a feed from a camera or
microphone can be set to automatically open in a pop-up window on the
screen. These feeds are called alarm views.
For alarm views to be enabled, the system administrator has to have enabled
pop-up windows for the user profile. Additionally, pop-up alarm windows
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 85  need to be enabled through the Alarm Settings in the Workstation
application. For further information, please see Alarm settings.
There are two types of alarm pop-up views: video views and audio views.
An alarm video view shows video from the alarm camera.
An alarm audio view shows an oscilloscope, which shows the frequencies of
the audio signal in graphical form.
This figure shows a sample alarm pop-up window with two alarm views:
An alarm window with one alarm video view and one alarm audio view. The
name of the alarm and the time it was activated are shown in the title bars.
The alarm pop-up window can contain up to 16 alarm views. If the window is
full, subsequent alarms can not be shown.
The alarm pop-up window can be set to automatically close after the alarm is
over. Alternatively, the alarm pop-up window can be set to be closed manually.
In this case, the alarm pop-up window can be manually closed by clicking the
Close button at the upper right corner of the pop-up view.
In some configurations, an ongoing alarm can be closed by acknowledging the
alarm. To acknowledge an alarm, select the alarm and click the
Acknowledge button at the lower right corner of the New tab in the
Alarms window.
To close an alarm view:
п‚·
Click the Close button in the upper right corner of the view.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 86  To close an alarm pop-up window:
п‚·
Click the Close button in the upper right corner of the pop-up
window.
To acknowledge an alarm:
п‚·
Select the active alarm on the alarm list, and click the Acknowledge
button at the lower right corner of the alarm list.
To show alarm views automatically:
п‚·
Click User and then Alarm Settings. Select Display pop-up
window when the alarm occurs.
To disable automatic alarm views:
п‚·
Click User and then Alarm Settings. Clear the check-box Show
alarm view when alarm occurs.
To close alarm views automatically when alarms are over:
п‚·
Click User and then Alarm Settings. Select Close pop-up
window when the alarm is over.
ALARMВ SETTINGSВ In alarm settings, you can edit the alarm pop-up window and alarm list
settings.
To show alarm settings:
п‚·
Click User and choose Alarm Settings.
The following options can be set:
п‚·
Display pop-up window when the alarm occurs. When
selected, each new alarm will be shown in the alarm pop-up window.
п‚·
Close pop-up window when the alarm is over. When selected,
the alarm pop-up window is automatically closed when the active
alarms are over.
п‚·
Show alarm list at startup. When selected, the Alarms window
will be shown after logon.
п‚·
Show alarm list when alarm occurs. When selected, the
Alarms window will be shown when an alarm takes place.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 87  ALARMS WINDOW Only alarms that belong to your currently selected profile are shown in the
Alarms window.
To show or hide the Alarms window:
п‚·
Click the Show/Hide button on the
toolbar.
The list has two tabs:
New. This tab shows the 100 most recent alarms. For more information, see
New.
Search. Click this tab to examine older alarms. For more information, see
Search.
NEWВ The New tab in the Alarms window contains up to 100 most recent alarms.
NOTE: The list is cleared automatically when you change profiles or log off
Workstation.
The list contains these columns:
п‚·
Time. The date and time of the alarm.
п‚·
Name. The name of the alarm.
п‚·
Priority. Alarms with high priority are identified with 1, medium
priority with 2, and low priority with 3.
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Trigger. The source of the alarm. For example a camera, a digital
input or an audio channel.
п‚·
Actions. Lists the actions performed as the result of the alarm. For
example video or audio recording, camera mask change, or I/O
device activation.
ARRANGINGВ ALARMSВ By default, the alarms are arranged according to their date and time. You can
arrange the alarms according to their time, name, priority, trigger or
actions by clicking on the column heading in the alarm list.
The alarms can be arranged in an ascending or descending order by
re-clicking the column heading. The small arrow head on the heading shows
whether the alarms are arranged in an ascending or descending order.
To arrange alarms:
п‚·
Click on a column heading.
EXAMININGВ ALARMSВ To examine an alarm:
п‚·
Select the alarm and click on the arrow sign on the left side of the
name of the alarm. The alarm details are displayed. To close the
details, re-click on the arrow sign.
To play back an alarm, do one of the following:
п‚·
Select the alarm, click the menu button
in the lower right
corner of the list, and choose Recorded Material.
п‚·
Right-click the alarm and choose Recorded Material.
п‚·
Open the alarm details as instructed above. Click Recorded
Material at the right side of a device in the alarm details.
To show a real-time view from an alarm, do one of the following:
п‚·
Select the alarm, click the menu button
below the list, and choose Live.
п‚·
Right-click the alarm and choose Live.
п‚·
Open the alarm details as instructed above. Click Live at the right
side of a device in the alarm details.
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PAGEВ 89В В ACKNOWLEDGINGВ ALARMSВ When you acknowledge an alarm, the alarm view is closed and alarm
recording stops. However, the alarm stays on the Recent Alarms list. You
can acknowledge only active alarms (alarms that are currently taking place).
NOTE: You can acknowledge alarms only if the administrator has set the
alarm as acknowledgeable and if you have been given the required user
rights for acknowledging alarms.
To acknowledge an alarm, do one of the following:
п‚·
Select the alarm and then click the Acknowledge button at the
bottom of the alarm list.
п‚·
Right-click the alarm and choose Acknowledge.
ALARMВ DESCRIPTIONВ System administrators can add descriptions or procedural instructions to
alarms. The descriptions are shown in the Properties window.
To show an alarm description:
1.
Make sure that the Properties window is shown on the screen. If it
is not, click the Show/Hide Properties button
bar.
2.
on the menu
Click the alarm that you want to see a description of.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 90  SEARCH On the Search tab of the Alarms window, you can examine older alarms and
play back alarm video and audio. You can find alarms by name and time. For
example, you can retrieve alarms that have been caused by motion detection
on Camera 1 during a specified time.
Alarm Search. A. List of alarm names B. The graph shows the number of
alarm events. The selected bar is shown in yellow in the graph. C. Refreshes
the graph and the list to show the most recent alarms D. Alarms generated
during the selected time.
To search alarms in the Search tab:
1.
Make sure that the correct profile is selected in the Navigator.
2.
Use the drop-down list at the upper left corner of the tab to select the
name of the alarm that you want to examine. The system then shows
the alarm events as a graph.
3.
Select the desired date and time and then click one of the bars.
Alarms that are in line with the conditions are listed in the lower part
of the window.
NOTE: You can also click Time Search
and time.
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PAGEВ 91В В For information on examining the alarms in the search list, please see
Examining alarms.
For information about how to export media clips, see Exporting media and
alarm data.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 92  MAP TOOL To make it easier to access cameras and other devices, the system can contain
maps and floor plans. Maps and floor plans give a visual overview of a target
site, showing where cameras, I/O devices, and microphones are located.
Furthermore, you can double-click the device icons to access the devices, for
example, to open video views.
When an alarm occurs, the device that has triggered the alarm is highlighted
on the map.
System administrators can add maps in the System Manager program.
Map Tool. By clicking the icons you can access the devices.
To show or hide the Map Tool:
п‚·
Click the Show Maps button on the toolbar.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 93  SYNCHRONIZING THE NAVIGATOR AND THE MAP TOOL By default, the Navigator and the Map Tool are synchronized. This means that
when you click a device or device group on the Navigator, the corresponding
map is automatically shown in the Map Tool.
To turn synchronization on or off:
1.
Click User and then Map Tool Settings.
2.
Select one of the three options:
п‚·
Don’t synchronize. Select to turn synchronization off. To
show the corresponding map when synchronization is off,
you can right-click a device on the Navigator and choose
Show on Map. And to show a device on the Navigator,
right-click the device icon on the map and choose Show on
Navigator.
п‚·
Active device groups only. If you click a device group on
the Navigator, the corresponding map is shown. However,
clicking a device in another group than the current will not
open the corresponding map.
п‚·
Active devices and device groups. This is the default
option. If you click a device group or a device on the
Navigator, the corresponding map is shown. In addition, the
selected device is shown on the map. Similarly, if you click a
device or device group on a map, the same device or device
group is shown on the Navigator.
NOTE: The Map Tool must be open in the work area for synchronization to
work.
NAVIGATINGВ THROUGHВ MAPSВ The Map Tool allows user to navigate through a freely defined multi-level map
structure. The system can be configured, for example, to present a country
map in which the user can select a city, and continue to select a building from
the city map and a device from the building floor plan.
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B
C
D
Map Tool. A. The current map level B. Click to show a different map C. Click
the Up arrow to move to a higher level D. Double-click a group icon to move
to a map on a lower level
To move to a lower level map, do one of the following:
п‚·
Select the level from the Level list.
п‚·
Double-click a device group icon on the map.
To move to a higher level map, do one of the following:
п‚·
Select the level from the Level list.
п‚·
Click the Up arrow.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 95  USING DEVICES ON MAPS You can access the same functions on a map as on the Navigator. For example,
double-click a camera icon to view real-time video from it (default setting). By
right-clicking a device you can see what functions are available.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 96  ARCHIVES The Archive functionality enables the users to create and open data archives
containing recorder specific material from cameras, audio devices and other
data sources.
Archive files are password protected and can only be opened on any
Workstation application.
Archive files are meant to be used as a convenient way of transferring large
amounts of recorded data easily in situations in which exporting the data
would be too slow or limiting.
It should be noted that when an archive file is opened for viewing in a
Workstation, all other Workstation specific functions are disabled while
viewing the archive file. This includes features such as alarms and monitoring
functions. Recorder specific functions - such as recording new data - are not
affected, only the functions of the specific Workstation client. All typical
Workstation functions can be accessed by clicking selecting Service from
the drop-down menu at the top side of the Navigator.
In practice, this means that archived files should be opened mainly on a
Workstation client that is not used for active surveillance purposes. As
archive files can be opened on any Workstation client, the files can be
opened on a client not connected to the system on which they have been
created.
CREATINGВ ARCHIVESВ To create an archive:
1.
On the menu bar, click File.
2.
Click Create Archive for Recorder and select the recorder for
which you want to create the archive file.
3.
Set the password for the archive file by clicking the Set password
for the archive button.
4.
Type the password into the New password field.
5.
Confirm the password by typing it into the Confirm new
password field.
6.
If you want to change the name of the archive, type the new name
into the Name field.
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Select, whether to create the archive on a local drive (on the recorder)
or on a network drive by selecting Archive to a local drive on the
recorder or Archive to network drive.
8.
Click the Change directory button
which the archive will be saved.
9.
Click the Change the start time of the archive file button
to set the start date and time for the archive.
to set the directory in
10. Use the Change the length of the archive slidebar to set the
duration of the archive.
11. Select the devices you want to include in the archive from the
Components to be archived list.
12. Click OK to create the archive.
OPENINGВ ARCHIVESВ To open an archive:
1.
On the menu bar, click File.
2.
Select Open Archive.
3.
Use the data source drop-down menu and directory list to locate and
select the archive file.
4.
Mark the Close previous archives checkbox to close previously
opened archive files, or leave the checkbox empty to keep previously
opened archive files open.
5.
The archive file is opened. You can access the devices contained in
the archive file through the navigation bar. Please see Video, Audio
playback and Searching and playing back text data for information
on accessing device specific data in the archive file.
NOTE: You can switch between viewing archives and accessing the default
Workstation functionalities by selecting Service (for accessing the recorder
functionalities) or Backups (for viewing archive files) from the drop-down
menu at the top side of the Navigator.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 98  CLOSING OR DELETING ARCHIVES To close an archive:
1.
In the Navigator, right-click on the name of the archive file.
2.
Select Close archive to close the archive file.
To delete an archive:
1.
In the Navigator, right-click on the name of the archive file.
2.
Select Delete archive to delete the archive file.
3.
Click OK to confirm deleting the archive.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 99  CONFIGURING EXTERNAL DEVICES External devices - such as joystick controllers for dome cameras - can be
configured through Workstation.
NOTE: The driver for the external device has to be installed in the system.
The drivers for Pelco KBD300A keyboard and DirectX compatible control
devices (such as DirectX joysticks) are included in the installation.
To configure an external device:
1.
On the menu bar, click File.
2.
Select Configure External Device.
3.
Select the device you want to configure from the Model drop-down
menu.
4.
Select the port into which the device is connected from the
Available ports drop-down menu.
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In case there are device specific options and configuration
parameters such as configurable keys or buttons, fill the parameters
by using the Designations list.
6.
Click OK to save the device configuration.
CONFIGURINGВ PELCOВ KBD300AВ KEYBOARDВ The system supports the Pelco KBD300A keyboard, which can be used to
control dome cameras through the Workstation application. The keyboard
has a joystick, a numerical keypad, and keys for different functions. You can
use the keyboard to pan, tilt, and zoom a dome camera. In addition, you can
move a dome camera to a preset position or start a camera tour.
You can connect the keyboard to any computer with the Workstation
application.
NOTE: The KBD300A keyboard must have the firmware version 5.0 or later.
The version number is shown in the LED display when you turn on the
keyboard. Use the DIP switches on the rear of the keyboard to select the
operational mode CM6700 ASCII.
To install a Pelco KBD300A keyboard:
1.
Configure the keyboard driver as instructed in Configuring external
devices.
2.
On the menu bar, click User.
3.
Select Dome keyboard settings.
4.
Select a camera on the list, and click the Up and Down buttons to
associate a key for the camera. Repeat the process for all dome
cameras.
NOTE: If the system contains only one dome camera, the Up and
Down buttons are not in use.
5.
Click OK to save the settings.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 101  APPENDIX A: CUSTOMIZING WORKSTATION  SHOWING OR HIDING USER INTERFACE ELEMENTS To show or hide toolbars or windows, do one of the following:
п‚·
On the menu bar, click View and then select the element you want to
hide or show.
п‚·
On the menu bar, click Windows and then select the element or
window that you want to show or hide.
п‚·
On the toolbar, click the button for the element that you want to
show or hide.
To access menu bar commands if the menu bar is hidden:
п‚·
Click the Menu Bar button
on the toolbar.
To show the menu bar if it is hidden:
п‚·
Click the Menu Bar button
Menu Bar.
, point to View, and choose
CREATINGВ LAYOUTSВ You can save user interface layouts for different purposes. For example, you
can have one layout for the day and another for the night.
The Saved Layouts list and the Save Layout and Delete Layout
buttons.
A layout specifies the following:
п‚·
The windows and views that are shown.
п‚·
The dimensions and the positions of the windows and views.
п‚·
The profile that was used to create the layout.
п‚·
Image filters. For more information about image filters, see Image
tools.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 102  To save a layout:
1.
Put the windows and views how you want them in the layout.
2.
Do one of the following:
п‚·
On the menu bar, click Layouts and then Save Layout.
п‚·
On the toolbar, click Save Layout.
3.
Type a name for the layout.
4.
Click OK.
To delete a layout:
1.
Select the layout that you want to delete.
2.
Do one of the following:
3.
п‚·
On the menu bar, click Layouts and then Delete Layout.
п‚·
On the toolbar, click the Delete Layout button.
Click OK to confirm.
To apply a layout:
п‚·
In the Saved Layouts list, click the layout that you want to use. The
selected layout is applied. The profile that was used to create the
layout also becomes active.
TIP: On logoff, the application will automatically save the currently used
layout and will automatically restart it on the next logon.
MODIFYINGВ THEВ NAVIGATORВ You can attach the Navigator to either side of the program window, or you
can put it in any position within the program window. You can also change the
size of the Navigator. If you need more room for other windows, you can hide
the Navigator.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 103  Examples of how you can position the Navigator.
To move the Navigator:
п‚·
Drag the Navigator by its title bar to where you want to put it on the
screen.
To attach the Navigator to the left or right edge:
п‚·
Drag the Navigator by its title bar to the left or right edge of the
program window. The mouse pointer must touch the edge of the
program window for the Navigator to attach to the edge.
To hide or show the Navigator:
п‚·
Click the Show/Hide Navigator button
on the toolbar.
To change the size of the Navigator:
п‚·
To change the Navigator’s height or width, put the mouse pointer on
any one of the four edges of the Navigator. When the mouse pointer
changes to a double arrow, drag the edge to the direction you want.
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To make the Navigator proportionally smaller or
larger, put the mouse pointer on any corner of the
Navigator. When the mouse pointer changes to a
double arrow, drag the corner to the direction you
want.
MODIFYINGВ DEVICEВ WINDOWВ VIEWSВ You can change the shape and the dimensions of a device window, remove
views from it and add views to it, and also change the order of the views. This
applies to real-time and playback mode.
VIEWВ MODEВ You can use automatic view layouts to quickly organize the contents of the
device window.
To use automatic layouts:
1.
Right-click on the device window and select View Mode, or click on
the View Mode button on the toolbar (please see Toolbar for further
information).
2.
Select the layout from the layout list, or select Dynamic to disable
automatic layouts.
NOTE: If you use automatic layouts, you cannot change the shape or
dimensions of the device window. To change the shape or dimensions of the
device window, select Dynamic from the layout list.
MAXIMIZINGВ ANDВ MINIMIZINGВ To maximize the device window size, do one of the following:
п‚·
Double click on the device window title bar.
п‚·
Click on Maximize button on the upper right corner of the device
window.
To minimize the device window size:
п‚·
Click on Minimize button on the upper right corner of the device
window.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 105  To restore a maximized or minimized device:
п‚·
Click on Restore button on the upper right corner of the device
window.
To maximize the view from a single camera:
When viewing multiple cameras in the device window, you can double click on
a single camera view to display the view from that camera in the device
window. You can restore the original layout by double clicking on the camera
view.
SHAPEВ To change the shape of the device window:
п‚·
Put the mouse pointer on the edge of the device window, and when
the pointer changes to a double-arrow, drag the edge to the direction
you want.
The device views in a device windows are put in sequence from left to right,
starting from the top left corner.
DIMENSIONSВ To change the dimensions of a device window:
п‚·
Drag the device window from one corner or from one edge. Each
device view is scaled accordingly.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 106  MOVE APART To move a device view away from a device window, do one of the
following:
п‚·
Drag the device view from the device window to the work space. The
removed device view is shown as the only device view in a new device
window.
п‚·
Right-click the device view and choose Move Apart.
Moving device views apart from a device window.
CLOSEВ To close a view from a device window:
п‚·
Right-click on the device view and choose Close.
CHANGEВ ORDERВ To change the order of the devices views:
п‚·
Drag a view to a new position.
Changing the order of device views in a device window.
MIRASYS VMS 7.0 − USER’S GUIDE  COPYRIGHT MIRASYS LTD. 2014 WWW.MIRASYS.COM PAGE 107  ADD DEVICE VIEWS You can always add new device views to a device window, even if there are no
empty spaces in it.
To add a device view:
п‚·
Drag the device view from the Navigator or from the work space to
the device window.
Adding a device view to a device window
To add a group of device views:
Drag a device group from the Navigator to the device window.
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