Network Video Recording Software / / / This guide describes the basic operation of RM Viewer. For a more detailed description of the operation, see the “Administrator Manual” on the supplied CD-ROM. Viewer Operation Guide Viewer Features Starting/Exiting the Viewer 1 Toolbar The toolbar has buttons for accessing commonly used functions. Double-click the [RM Viewer] icon on the desktop. The RM-Lite icon has a different appearance. Tabs Enter the [Host Name], [User Name] and [Password] and click [Connect]. 2 Tabs allow different layouts to be open at the same time for quick access. (RM-Lite does not support the tabs function.) The Viewer starts. Record the user name and password here: Audio Panel User name Lets you send/receive live audio for a camera or play back recorded audio. Password Camera Selector If you record your user name and password here, be sure to handle this document carefully, so as not to reveal them to an unauthorized person. Displays a list of cameras. Select the camera you want to view from the list. [Search for:] searches for cameras in the list that meet the search criteria, such as the camera name or tag. Note 3 Select [File] > [Exit]. The Viewer exits. Viewing Area Place and arrange video windows in this area. Camera Control Searching Controls the settings on the camera. See “Controlling a Camera” on the other side of this guide. Searching for a Camera and Viewing Video Search for a camera to view using various search criteria. 1 Click the search button ( ) on the Camera Selector and select the type of search criteria. 2 Type the search criteria to search for the camera. 3 Double-click a camera in the search results list to open a video window for the camera. Selecting an Event and Viewing the Video You can search for events and play back video from an event in the search results. 1 Click [Search] on the Toolbar to display the [Event Search] dialog box. 2 Specify the search criteria and click [Search] to start searching. 3 Select the event you want to view and click [Play Back Video]. Timeline Live Events Log Displays events that occurred within the last hour when the log is first opened after starting the Viewer. Video Window Displays recording information and past events. Playhead Points to the time code being played. Drag the playhead to change the time code of the video in the video window. Displays a live or a recorded video from a camera. Toolbar buttons [Back] [Record Now] Click t to return to the previously displayed layout. Click u to display the next layout. Starts recording video. [Capture] [Layouts] Captures a still frame of the displayed video. The still frame can be saved. Selects and switches to a different video window layout. [Viewer PTZ] [Grids] Displays a grid in the background of the viewing area. You can zoom a region of the camera video in the video window using Viewer PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom). [Zoom] [Search] Zooms in and out of the viewing area. [Control] Displays the Camera Control dialog box, used for controlling a camera. Searches for events. Video can be played back from an event in the search results. Controlling a Camera Playing Back Recordings Click the video window of the camera you want to control. 1 Playback Using the Timeline Click the video window of the camera you want to use for playback. 1 Click [Control] on the toolbar to display the [Camera Control] dialog box. 2 Playback from a Specified Time Drag to move the time display on the timeline. 2 Pan (Right/Left) / Tilt (Up/Down) Use the arrow buttons to pan or tilt a camera that has the pan/tilt feature. Zoom Drag the slider to change the zoom. Select Preset Select from a list of camera angles that you preset on the camera. Hint Events for the selected camera Recorded video Events for non-selected cameras Control the Camera Directly Using the Live Video zz Use “Playback Using the Timeline” to start playback at any point, such as at events. Use “Playback from a Specified Time” to start playback at a specific time. zz You can play back video from multiple cameras simultaneously, or play back video recorded at different times with the same camera. Controlling/Saving the Playback Video Controlling the Playback Video Click to display a menu. • To change the size of the video window, change [Video Display Size]. • To make dark areas of the video lighter, adjust the level of [Viewer Shade Control]. Select a date and time, and click [OK]. Playback starts in the video window. All buttons on the [Camera Control] dialog box become active. 3 Click the time or event that you want to play back. Control/Release Zoom the video in/out with the slider Click [Jump] to display the [Jump to Time] dialog box. Scroll Backwards Scroll Forwards Back 1 Day Forward 1 Day Back 1 Week Forward 1 Week Drag this area to the left or right to change the time display Adjust the camera image quality using the exposure or smart shade control. Center the video at a point by clicking the [+] cursor there 2 Playback starts in the video window. 3 Advanced Click the video window of the camera you want to use for playback. 1 Fast Reverse Play/Pause Zooming In/Out on the Timeline Fast Forward Zoom in on the timeline to display more detail and zoom out to display the entire timeline. Previous Event Previous Frame Next Frame Next Event Fast reverse (each click changes the speed in sequence: 1x, 2x, 5x, 10x) Fast forward (each click changes the speed in sequence: 2x, 5x, 10x) Saving a Specific Video (to External Media) Returning to the Live Video Note zz The [Cannot get camera control] message is displayed when another Viewer with higher camera control privileges is controlling the camera. Please contact your administrator. zz Depending on the type of camera, some functions might not be available. For details, see the “Administrator Manual”. zz Ask your administrator in advance about how to operate a camera while it is recording. BIE-7016-000 Switch from the recorded video to the live video. Saves a specific recorded video in Quicktime format (*.mov) to a desired location. You cannot use [Fast Reverse], [Previous Frame], and [Next Frame] for recordings in MPEG-4 or H.264 format. Note RM-Lite does not support MPEG-4 or H.264 recording. © CANON INC. 2013 The contents of this guide are subject to change without any prior notice.
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