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DVR4C remote software
Operation Manual
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DVR4C Remote Software
DVR4C Remote Viewer | Operation Manual | Table of Contents
1.
OVERVIEW .....................................................................................................................................................................................5
1.1
MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................................5
2.
INSTALLING THE PROGRAM ...............................................................................................................................................5
3.
LIVE VIEWER .................................................................................................................................................................................6
3.1
DVR LIST AND LOG-IN .................................................................................................................................6
3.1.1 Editing DVR information ....................................................................................................................6
3.1.2 DVR status ............................................................................................................................................6
3.1.3 Deleting a DVR ....................................................................................................................................6
3.1.4 Folders ...................................................................................................................................................7
3.1.5 Viewing live images ............................................................................................................................7
3.2
GROUP MODE ................................................................................................................................................7
3.2.1 Registering a group ............................................................................................................................7
3.2.2 Deleting a group ..................................................................................................................................7
3.2.3 Viewing group images .......................................................................................................................7
3.3
ASSIGNING CAMEOS ..................................................................................................................................7
3.4
CAMERA VIEWS .............................................................................................................................................7
3.5
SEQUENCING .................................................................................................................................................7
3.6
INSTANT RECORDING .................................................................................................................................8
3.7
EVENT LOG ......................................................................................................................................................8
3.7.1 Viewing an event log ..........................................................................................................................8
3.7.2 Viewing live event log images ..........................................................................................................8
3.7.3 Viewing the recorded event log images ........................................................................................8
3.8
OPTIONS ..........................................................................................................................................................8
3.9
AUDIO ................................................................................................................................................................8
3.10 RELAY OUT ......................................................................................................................................................8
4.
PLAYBACK VIEWER ..................................................................................................................................................................9
4.1
SEARCH ............................................................................................................................................................9
4.1.1 Timeline overview ................................................................................................................................9
4.1.2 Selecting a channel for full-screen ..................................................................................................9
4.1.3 Time line scale .....................................................................................................................................9
4.1.4 Calendar search ..................................................................................................................................9
4.1.5 Event search .........................................................................................................................................9
4.1.6 Text search ...........................................................................................................................................9
4.2
PLAYING VIDEO .......................................................................................................................................... 10
4.2.1 Play control buttons ......................................................................................................................... 10
4.2.2 Playing Audio .................................................................................................................................... 10
4.3
CONTROLLING ZOOM ............................................................................................................................. 10
4.4
SAVING A STILL IMAGE ............................................................................................................................ 10
4.4.1 Printing an image ............................................................................................................................. 10
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6.
4.5
ARCHIVING VIDEO ..................................................................................................................................... 10
4.6
AUTHENTICATION FUNCTION ............................................................................................................... 10
4.7
HARD DISK INFORMATION ..................................................................................................................... 10
CONFIGURATION TOOL ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
5.1
REGISTERING A DVR ................................................................................................................................ 11
5.2
LOGIN AND CONFIGURATION .............................................................................................................. 11
5.2.1 Information tab .................................................................................................................................. 12
5.2.2 Camera ............................................................................................................................................... 12
5.2.3 Recording .......................................................................................................................................... 12
5.2.4 Event setup ........................................................................................................................................ 12
5.2.5 Profiles ................................................................................................................................................ 12
5.2.6 System Settings ............................................................................................................................... 12
5.2.7 Connectivity ....................................................................................................................................... 12
5.2.8 Disk manager .................................................................................................................................... 12
5.2.9 Security tab ....................................................................................................................................... 12
ARCHIVE PLAYER ................................................................................................................................................................... 13
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DVR4C Remote Viewer | Operation Manual | Overview
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Overview
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The remote software gives you full control of multiple
Bosch Security Systems DVR4C digital video recorders via
a PC. Remote live viewing, search, playback and system
configuration are available. The software consists of three
programs: Live Viewer, Playback Viewer, and
Configuration Tool. By installing the DVR4C remote
software on a Windows PC you can monitor real-time and
recorded images via a LAN, a WAN, a telephone line (with
limited functionality*) or the Internet. To manage multiple
DVR4Cs easily, the DVR4C remote software supports
camera lists and group modes. An Archive Player is also
provided so that archived video recordings can be viewed
without requiring the remote software to be installed.
1.1
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Installing the program
1. Click the Setup.exe file on the remote software setup
CD.
2. Choose a language and click I Agree to accept the
license.
3. Click Next and then select the program modules you
wish to install.
Minimum PC requirements
CPU
Memory
VGA
Resolution
Disk space
OS
Network
Others
Minimum
Recommended
Intel Pentium III
600Mhz
128MB
16MB
1024x768
10MB
Windows 2000
Professional, XP
10/100 BaseT
Intel Pentium IV
2Ghz
256MB
64MB
1024x768
10MB
Windows 2000
Professional, XP
10/100 BaseT
DirectX 8.1 or
higher
Before installing the programs, check the PC specifications.
The DVR4C remote software may not perform correctly if
the PC does not meet the minimum requirements. Other
programs running on the PC may affect the performance of
the remote software.
* PSTN telephone lines have limited bandwidth, so to improve
overall performance the following features are changed:
• Only one DVR4C can be connected
• Only one channel can be viewed at a time
• Image update rate is very low
• Audio streaming is not available
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4. Click Install. The default directory is:
C:\Program Files\BoschSecuritySystems\DVR4C
To choose a different directory, click browse and choose
a different location.
5. When installation is complete, click Close.
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Live Viewer
When installation is complete, double-click the Live Viewer
icon on your desktop to start the program. Alternatively,
select the Live Viewer program via the Start button on the
Task bar and the Programs menu item.
3.1
DVR list and log-in
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4. Enter an IP Address and a Port number or click Autodetect and select an IP address from the list.
5. Click OK.
You can log in to multiple DVRs if you wish.
3.1.1
Click
or right click the mouse and select Add New
Playback Viewer, and the Configuration Tool screens.
3.1.2
2. Enter a DVR name for local use, a User name and a
Password.
> To have the system remember the password for subsquent
log-ins, place a check mark in the Save Password box.
3. Select either a Ethernet or dial-in connection for the
DVR you want to register.
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DVR status
Connected normally
> The Add New DVR screen appears.
> The name can be up to 30 characters long.
or right click the mouse and select Edit DVR.
> DVR information is applicable for the Live Viewer, the
The DVR list is shown on the right side of the window. To
register a DVR:
1. Click
DVR.
Editing DVR information
Fail to connect
3.1.3
Deleting a DVR
1. Select a DVR, then click
clicking the mouse.
2. Click Yes to confirm.
or select Delete by right
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3.3 Assigning cameos
Folders
You can use folders and subfolders to organize your list of
DVRs. To create a folder:
1. Right click the mouse in the DVR list window and select
New Folder.
> The New Folder screen appears.
> To create a subfolder right click on an existing folder in the
list.
A cameo is a single camera picture in a multiscreen display.
To assign a camera to a cameo:
1. Click one of the camera view icons
to select a multiscreen view.
2. Click on a DVR.
3. Click on the + beside the DVR name.
> A list of connected cameras appears.
2. Enter a name for the folder and click OK.
3. Drag and drop DVRs from the list into the folders and
subfolders you have created.
4. Click on the cameo where you want that camera picture
to be shown.
3.1.5
5. Click on a camera.
Viewing live images
> A border appears around the cameo.
> The camera picture appears in the cameo.
To see a live image, click a DVR to open it. If required, fillin a user name and password. If not shown, click on a
camera to view.
You can change the position of a cameo by dragging and
dropping it around the viewing area.
3.2 Group mode
3.4 Camera views
Click the arrow next to the DVR box on the upper right of the
screen and select Group from the drop-down menu.
To switch the display mode, click one of the camera view
icons
configuration.
to change the cameo display
> Single, Quad, 3x3, 12+1 and 4x4 multi-image display
modes are available.
> 3x3, 12+1 and 4x4 multi-image display modes are used
for viewing images from multiple DVR4Cs.
3.2.1
Registering a group
1. Click
or move the mouse to the group list, right
click and select Add Group.
2. Enter a group name and select the cameras to include in
the group.
> The selected cameras are grouped and shown in the group
Click
or press Alt+Enter for full-screen viewing. To go
back to the previous mode, press Esc or Alt+Enter.
> Double-click an image within any multi-image display to
see it in full-screen mode. To go back to the previous
mode, double-click again.
list.
3.5 Sequencing
> Each group is limited to sixteen cameras.
Edit group information by selecting a group. Click
select Edit by right clicking the mouse.
3.2.2
or
Deleting a group
1. Select a group, then click
clicking the mouse.
2. Click OK to confirm.
1. Set dwell time by clicking
2. Click the sequence icon
.
3. To stop the sequence mode, click
or select Delete by right
Viewing group images
Click the group icon to monitor images. The cameo display
mode is automatically selected according to the number of
cameras within the group.
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again.
> In sequence mode, the time duration can be set between 5
and 60 seconds. Default value is 5 seconds.
> In full-screen mode, cameras are sequenced; in Quad
mode, DVRs are sequenced.
3.2.3
.
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3.6 Instant Recording
3.8 Options
To quickly record a live image to a local or network disk,
place the mouse cursor on the image and right click. Click
Rec Start for instant recording. REC 00:03 appears in the
upper right of the image. To stop recording, click REC Stop.
If you do not stop recording manually, it stops automatically
after ten minutes. The recording is stored on the disk and in
the directory set in the options menu.
Click
to open the option window with
Display and Instant Recording menu tabs.
In the Display tab, set whether DirectX is to be used for
viewing images and set the caption information for the
images. Select the time and date format to be used for the
caption display.
> DirectX must already be installed on your PC before you
3.7 Event Log
The log screen displays changes in status for each DVR
registered in the list of DVRs. If a DVR is deleted from the
list, the corresponding log will no longer be displayed.
can select it for use.
> Using DirectX improves performance by 30%.
> If the screen flickers when using DirectX, disable it.
In the Instant Recording tab, select the drive and directory
for storing quick recordings. Select the format type for the
recording file.
3.9 AUDIO
Use the drop-down list to select the audio input channel.
If a new event is received, it is added at the bottom of the list
which scrolls down automatically. To stop scrolling, click
.
The icon
is normally blue but flashes when audio is
received. Click the icon to mute the audio. Use the volume
control
3.7.1 Viewing an event log
1. To view an event log for a specific DVR, select the DVR
in the DVR drop-down list.
2. To view a specific type of event, select the appropriate
filter in the Filter drop-down list.
to set the audio level.
> Audio video synchronization is typically <0.5 second offset.
3.10 Relay Out
Use the drop-down list to select a DVR.
> Logs can be viewed as ALL, MOTION, INPUT ALARM,
ERROR, STATUS and TEXT.
3.7.2
Viewing live event log images
Double-click an event on the event log list to view live
images associated with that event.
3.7.3
Viewing the recorded event log images
Select an event from the event log list and click
. The
Playback Viewer program opens and the images are played
back.
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An output relay can be turned on or off by clicking
.
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Playback Viewer
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4.1.3
Time line scale
Adjust the time line scale by clicking one of the following
To open the Playback Viewer program, double-click the
Playback Viewer icon on your desktop. Alternatively, click
the
icon in the Live Viewer program. The Playback
Viewer program can only work with one DVR at a time.
Click
to log into the DVR.
To open the Live Viewer program from the Playback
Viewer program click the Live Viewer program icon
at the bottom of the screen.
To guarantee performance, Playback Viewer access is
limited to two remote users.
4.1
Search
4.1.1
Timeline overview
icons
overview.
4.1.4
. This sets the scale of the time-line
Calendar search
Click
to open the calandar pop-up window.
Select a date and time. Click GO to display recorded video
from that date and time.
4.1.5
Event search
1. Click
.
> The event list shows all events.
2. To see specific types of event, select the type in the dropdown list.
> Event types are ALL, MOTION, INPUT ALARM and TEXT.
3. Double-click an event.
The bottom of the screen shows a timeline with information
on the playback video. Blue indicates that there are
recordings. Red indicates Input Alarm recording and yellow
indicates Motion Alarm recording. Light blue indicates no
recordings.
4.1.2
Selecting a channel for full-screen
Select a channel for full-screen viewing by clicking one of
the following icons
the image itself.
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, or double-clicking
> Playback of the event starts.
4.1.6
Text search
1. Click the text button
to open a window which
displays the text from a text device.
2. Click the Save button.
> Text is saved to the designated directory as a .txt file.
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4.2 Playing video
4.4.1
4.2.1
Click
to print the selected image; a note can be attached
to the image.
Play control buttons
Backward Step
Backwards replay of images frame by
frame.
Backward Play
Backwards replay.
Pause
Freezes playback.
Play forward.
Play
Forward Step
Speed
4.2.2
Replay frame by frame.
Select playback speed (0.5x, 1x, 2x, 4x,
8x, 16x, 32x, ALL). ALL plays back every
image one-by-one regardless of actual
time duration. Playback speed can be
affected by network bandwidth.
Playing Audio
Audio can be played back only at 1X speed in full screen. If
audio is being received,
flashes. Use
to control the
volume. Click the audio button to mute the audio.
4.3 Controlling zoom
1. Select a cameo.
> The image appears in the upper right portion of the
playback screen.
2. Click on the image in the upper right of the playback
screen and drag the mouse.
> Digital zoom of the image appears on the screen.
3. To control image zoom, use the + (expansion) or (reduction) button on the keyboard.
4.4 Saving a still image
You can capture a still image from the full-screen or cameo
display of a camera and save it to the PC hard disk in a
bitmap format. To save an image from the active cameo to
the PC hard disk:
1. Select the images from one camera.
2. Click the pause button to freeze the image.
3. Click
to save the selected image as a bitmap file.
4. If required, you can add additional comments to the
image being stored.
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Printing an image
> Default printing is for A4 size paper.
> The note can be a maximum of 5 lines; each line limited to
45 characters.
> All text two seconds before and after the image appears
on the print-out with the image.
4.5 Archiving video
1. Click
to archive video from the DVR to a PC drive.
2. Enter the archive period (date and time), channel, file
split and file name.
> Keep file split size <2 GB.
3. If required, select a different directory.
4. Select the copy file format either .DV4 or .AVI.
> The .DV4 format is the proprietary file format of Bosch and
can only be played back with the supplied viewer software
(Archive Player). To play the Bosch .AVI format you can
use a normal Windows compatible MPEG-4 player such as
Media Player with anXVID codec.
5. Click Start.
> The file split divides up data for easy storage. For example,
if you want to burn the images onto a CD, the file can be
split to fit onto two or more CDs.
> Audio video synchronization is typically <0.5 second offset.
4.6 Authentication function
1. Click
to authenticate recorded video.
2. Enter a period to check (date and time) and select a
channel.
3. Click Start.
> A bar indicates the progress of the authentication process.
> If corrupt images are found, they are shown in the result
box.
4.7 Hard disk information
The disk usage bar shows the percentage of the hard disk
that has been used for recordings on the DVR. The window
below shows the disk size and the remaining free space. The
date and time of the earliest (From) and latest (To)
recordings on the disk are also shown in this window.
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Configuration Tool
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password is set in the Connectivity menu of the
DVR4C.
The Configuration Tool allows an administrator to
configure the DVRs connected to the network and their
associated cameras.
5.1
Registering a DVR
1. Click the Add button in the left bottom corner.
2. Enter a DVR Name for local use, a User name, and a
Password.
> The name can be up to 30 characters long.
> The default values of User name/Password are admin/
admin.
3. Select either a Ethernet or dial-in connection for the
DVR you want to register.
> If a DVR's configuration menu is activated or remote setup
is configured as Disable, login is blocked.
When you log in, nine tabs are shown:
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Information
Camera
Recording
Event setup
Profiles
System settings
Connectivity
Disk manager
Security
4. Enter an IP Address and a Port number or click Autodetect and select an IP address from the list.
5. Click OK.
Each of these tab pages allows you to configure different
functions of the selected DVR. When you change the value
of an item in any of the tabs, click the Apply button to
confirm the change. Click the Cancel button to discard
changes.
5.2 Login and configuration
For more information on the settings that can be changed,
refer to the DVR4C Installation Manual.
> A phone number is required for a dial-in connection.
1. Select a DVR in the list of DVRs.
2. Enter the password and click Login.
> The Configuration Tool requires administrator rights to log
on to a DVR. The administrator ID is always admin. The
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5.2.1
Information tab
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Disk manager
Disk setup
• When the Recording mode is set to Continuous (default),
the DVR overwrites older images when the hard disk is
full. When set to Linear, the DVR stops recording when
the hard disk is full and the administrator has to delete
video manually.
• Set a disk full warning percentage from 1 to 100%
(default 95%). A warning message is generated when the
used disk space exceeds the percentage set.
The Information tab shows basic information about the
DVR.
5.2.2
Camera
Use this tab to set the video gain, brightness, and contrast
for the cameras connected to the DVR.
5.2.3
Recording
Use this tab to set the Normal Recording and Event
Recording parameters.
5.2.4
Event setup
Set the configuration of alarm inputs and the motion
detection in this tab.
5.2.5
Profiles
Use this tab to set the applicable periods for Weekday /
Weekend and day / night. Up to 30 exception days can be
configured.
5.2.6
System Settings
Use this tab to configure the various system settings.
5.2.7
Connectivity
Use this tab to set the DVR's network information; Ethernet
IP address, xDSL, PSTN and port settings.
> For more information, refer to the Network settings menu
of the DVR4C manual.
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Block playback
• To block the playback of video that is older than a
certain time, select a period from the drop-down list.
This function is disabled by default.
5.2.9
Security tab
Use this tab to control access to the DVR. If you select IP
filtering, you can set up to ten IP address ranges that are
allowed or denied access to the DVR. The values you set
will normally depend on your network setup.
The IP address can be within a range from 000.000.000.000
to 255.255.255.255.
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Archive Player
When you archive stored data from the DVR, the Archive
Player software program is copied together with the data.
This program allows you to playback the copied images
without having to install the remote software.
The Archive Player does not need to be installed on the PC.
Just run the program and retrieve the copied data for
playback. To enhance the image quality, you can use
DirectX. To enable or disable DirectX, right click the image
and select DirectX.
To run the Archive Player, double-click the icon from the
location where the data was stored. Click the Open file
button
of the Archive Player, select a file for playback
and click OK. The start and end time of the file are shown on
the status bar at the bottom of the window.
If the archived file is in .dv4 format, there can be upto four
video streams in the file. The first channel is displayed by
default. To select a different channel, right click the image
and move the cursor onto Channel. You can now choose one
of the available channels from the list.
Click the audio icon
to turn the sound on and off.
Adjust the volume
as required.
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The remaining function buttons are Play, Reverse Play,
Pause, Backward Step, Forward Step, Save, Print,
Athentication check.
•
Play:
Replay the copied file.
•
Reverse Play:
•
Pause:
•
Backward Step:
Play Reverse
Pause the playback
Backwards replay of images frame
by frame
•
Forward Step:
•
Save:
•
Print:
•
Authentication check:
Replay frame by frame
Store the currently displayed image as a still
image. Before the capture, you can add a comment to the
image.
Print the currently displayed image as a still
image. Before printing, you can add a comment to the
image.
Click to authenticate the
recorded video. If corrupt images are found, they are
shown in the result box.
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P.O. Box 80002
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