VGA Recorder Install Guide
VGA Recorder Install Guide
VGA Recorder Lite
VGA Recorder Standard
Lecture Recorder
VGA Recorder Pro
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8 April 2010
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1. Installation and Getting Started
1. Installation and Getting Started
This section describes the basics of how to connect a VGA
Recorder device to a VGA source and to an Ethernet network.
This section also describes how to install the Epiphan Network
Discovery Utility on a workstation running Windows and use the
Utility to find VGA Recorder devices on the network.
Finally, this section describes how to connect to and use the VGA
Recorder Web admin interface to save recordings to the VGA
Recorder internal hard disk and to provide viewer access to these
recordings.
You can also archive recordings to an FTP, CIFS (Windows
network share), or rsync server on your network. You can also
save recordings an external USB storage device such as a USB
hard disk or flash drive. See the VGA Recorder User Guide for more
information.
With the VGA Recorder Standard and Pro you can also save
recordings to a recordable CD or DVD using the optional DVD
writer.
This chapter contains the following sections:
• VGA Recorder Hardware Features
• VGA Recorder Software Features
• Connect and Power on a VGA Recorder Lite Device
• Connect and Power on a Lecture Recorder Device
• Connect and Power on a VGA Recorder Standard Device
• Connect and Power on a VGA Recorder Pro Device
• Using the Network Discovery Utility to Find the IP Address of
the VGA Recorder Device
• Connecting to the VGA Recorder Web admin interface
• Using the Web admin interface
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VGA Recorder Hardware Features
VGA Recorder Hardware Features
This section provides an overview of VGA Recorder Lite,
Standard, and Pro and Lecture Recorder hardware features.
Power
Connect the AC adapter to the VGA Recorder
power connector and to a power outlet.
ETH 1
Primary 10/100/1000 Base-T RJ-45 auto-sensing
Ethernet network port to connect the VGA
Recorder device to the Ethernet network. The VGA
Recorder device ethernet ports are auto-sensing.
ETH 2
Secondary 10/100/1000 Base-T RJ-45 auto-sensing
Ethernet network port. This port is useful for some
configurations. See the VGA Recorder User Guide for
more information.
VGA IN
To connect a VESA-compatible VGA source to the
VGA Recorder device. See the VGA Recorder
technical specifications on the Epiphan web site for
information about the video input supported by the
VGA Recorder.
VGA OUT
Optionally connect a monitor to view captured
images.
VGA Recorder Lite: draft-quality preview for
monitoring image output for troubleshooting.
VGA Recorder Standard and Pro: high quality
preview that can be used to verify the
configuration of the VGA source and VGA
Recorder device. You can also enable On-Screen
mode, connect a monitor to VGA Out and connect
a keyboard and mouse to the device and access the
Web admin interface. See “Using On-Screen Mode
to Access the Web admin interface (VGA Recorder
Standard and Pro)” on page 27.
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INPUT
VGA Recorder Hardware Features
To connect a DVI, VGA, composite video and
optionally audio to the Lecture Recorder device. To
connect a VGA source you require a VGA to DVI
converter. To connect a composite video source
you require a composite video to DVI converter.
See the Lecture Recorder technical specifications
for information about the VGA signaling, VGA
modes, and video modes supported by VGA
Recorder devices.
INPUT also includes an audio port for recording
line in audio.
OUTPUT
Connect a DVI or VGA monitor or projector and an
audio amplifier to a Lecture Recorder device to
view the video and hear audio received by the
INPUT port. To connect a VGA monitor you
require a DVI to VGA converter.
USB ports All VGA Recorder devices have multiple USB 2.0
connectors (that also support USB 1.1).
You can send commands to and receive status
reports from the VGA Recorder device by
connecting the VGA Recorder USB port to an
RS-232 control system (using a USB to RS-232
connector). See the VGA Recorder User Guide for
more information.
LED
startup
sequence
Green and blue LEDs. When the VGA Recorder
device first starts up, the blue LED lights up. A few
seconds later the green LED lights up. After about
another 20 seconds the blue LED turns off, leaving
the green LED on indicating that the VGA Recorder
has started up and can start recording images.
During operation the blue LED blinks during VGA
signal test operation and when the system tunes
VGA parameters.
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Red LED
During operation the red LED blinks each time the
VGA Recorder records an image. You can use the
red LED as an indicator that the VGA Recorder is
recording images.
Reset
Button
Reset the VGA Recorder Lite or Lecture Recorder
device to factory default settings. To use this
button, disconnect power to the device, press and
hold the Reset button as you reconnect the power.
The blue LED lights up. Keep pressing the Reset
button until the blue LED turns off and the Green
LED lights up. Release the Reset button. The device
starts normally but with all settings returned to
factory defaults.
Note: You may have to re-configure the device’s
network settings to reconnect the device to the
network. See the VGA Recorder User Guide for more
information.
Solid
State
Drive
Recordings made by the VGA Recorder Lite and
Lecture Recorder devices are saved to an internal
32 gigabyte solid state drive. The solid state drive
functions in the same way as the VGA Recorder
Standard and Pro internal hard disk. For simplicity
this document uses the term “hard disk” for the
internal storage available on all VGA Recorder
models.
VGA Recorder Lite Hardware Features
The VGA Recorder Lite device is a 202mm × 105mm × 35mm
(7.95” × 4.13” × 1.38”) desktop unit. The left side panel includes 2
USB connectors, a power connector, and two Ethernet connectors.
The right side includes a reset button, LEDs, a USB connector, and
VGA out and VGA in connectors.
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Figure 1: VGA Recorder Lite connectors and LEDs
Power
Not Eth 1 Eth 2 USB USB
Used
Left Side
Reset LEDs
Button
Not
Used
USB
VGA
OUT
VGA
IN
Right Side
Lecture Recorder Hardware Features
The Lecture Recorder device is a 202mm × 105mm × 35mm (7.95”
× 4.13” × 1.38”) desktop unit. The left side panel includes 2 USB
connectors, a power connector, and two Ethernet connectors. The
right side includes a reset button, LEDs, a USB connector, and
OUTPUT and INPUT DVI and audio connectors.
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Figure 2: Lecture Recorder connectors and LEDs
Power
Not Eth 1 Eth 2 USB USB
Used
Left Side
Reset LEDs
Button
Not
Used
OUTPUT
INPUT
Right Side
VGA Recorder Standard Hardware Features
The VGA Recorder Standard device is a 254 mm x 148 mm x
71 mm (10.0" x 5.8" x 2.8") standalone small form factor unit or 4U
rack-mount chassis. The front panel includes a USB connector,
power and hard disk activity LEDs, power and reset buttons, a
standard 3.5 mm microphone port, and a 3.5 mm headphone port.
The back panel includes Ethernet, VGA in, 3.5 mm unbalanced
stereo audio line in and power connectors.
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Figure 3: VGA Recorder Standard front panel
VGA Recorder Pro Hardware Features
The VGA Recorder Pro device is a standalone 4U rack-mount
chassis. The front panel includes two USB connectors, power and
hard disk activity LEDs and power and reset buttons.
Figure 4: VGA Recorder Pro front panel
The back panel includes Ethernet, VGA in, 1/4-inch high quality
balanced audio line in, 3.5mm unbalanced stereo audio line in,
and power connectors.
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VGA Recorder Software Features
VGA Recorder Software Features
Use the following software features, common to all VGA
Recorder models to install the VGA Recorder device on the
network.
IP: 192.168.255.250
Default IP
address and Netmask: 255.255.255.252
network
User Name: admin (no password)
mask
IP address
from a
DHCP
server
The VGA Recorder device can get an IP address
on the network from a DHCP server if the
network has one. If the VGA Recorder gets an IP
address from a DHCP server, you can see the IP
address by running the Epiphan Network
Discovery Utility to find the VGA Recorder
device on the network. See “Using the Network
Discovery Utility to Find the IP Address of the
VGA Recorder Device” on page 22.
If the network does not have a DHCP server, see
the VGA Recorder User Guide.
Viewing and
working
with
recordings
Use the Web admin interface to start and stop
recording videos, and to view, rename,
download, and delete recorded videos. You can
log into the Web admin interface by selecting
Web config from the Epiphan Network
Discovery Utility or by opening a web browser
and browsing to:
http://<VGA Recorder_IP_Address>/admin/
User Name: admin (no password)
Using the Web admin interface to view and work
with recordings is described in the VGA Recorder
User Guide.
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Web admin
interface
Connect and Power on a VGA Recorder Lite Device
Use the Web admin interface for changing the
VGA Recorder IP address, for configuring video
codec and Frame Grabber settings, to automate
uploading video files to a video repository, and
for other VGA Recorder configuration settings.
You can access the VGA Recorder configuration
settings by selecting Change Configuration from
the Web admin interface.
Using the Web admin interface to change the
VGA Recorder configuration is described in the
VGA Recorder User Guide.
Connect and Power on a VGA Recorder
Lite Device
To connect a VGA Recorder Lite device you need:
• A VGA video source.
• An Ethernet connection between the VGA Recorder Lite
device and a network.
Figure 5: Connecting a VGA Recorder Lite device to an Ethernet
network and to other components
External USB
Storage Device
Web Admin
Interface
USB
Ethernet
Cable
VGA
Cable
VGA source
Ethernet
Network
Viewer or Administrator
VGA Recorder
Lite
Video Repository
(CIFS, rsync, FTP)
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Connect and Power on a VGA Recorder Lite Device
To connect and turn on the VGA Recorder Lite device
1 Use a VGA cable to connect the VGA source to the VGA
Recorder Lite VGA IN port.
You can use an active VGA splitter to split the VGA signal
between a monitor and the VGA Recorder Lite device.
Note: Passive splitters reduce the quality of the VGA signal. Good
quality active splitters, (available from Epiphan) do not usually
affect signal quality. You should use a splitter with the highest
available bandwidth.
Figure 6: Connecting to a VGA source
LEDs
VGA IN
2 Use a RJ-45 Ethernet cable to connect the VGA Recorder Lite
Eth 1 port to your 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet network.
For best performance, connect the VGA Recorder Lite device
to a 1000 Base-T Ethernet. The network must be running the
TCP/IP protocol. Ideally the VGA Recorder Lite device should
be able to connect to the Internet.
3 Connect the power adapter to the VGA Recorder Lite device.
Figure 7: Connecting to the Ethernet network and power
Power Input
Eth 1
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Connect and Power on a VGA Recorder Lite Device
The VGA Recorder Lite device powers on and the LEDs go
through their power on sequence:
• When power is first connected the blue LED lights up.
• A few seconds later the green LED lights up.
• After about 20 seconds the blue LED turns off, leaving the
green LED on to indicate that VGA Recorder device has
started up and can start recording images.
4 Start up the VGA source.
The Red LED should start flashing indicating that the VGA
Recorder Lite device is recording images.
To confirm that the VGA Recorder Lite device is receiving
images from the VGA source:
• Check to see if the VGA Recorder Lite red LED is blinking
indicating that device is recording images.
If the red LED does not start flashing check the VGA source to
make sure it is transmitting a VGA image. Also check the cable
between the VGA Recorder Lite device and the VGA source to
make sure it is connected correctly. You can also connect a
monitor to VGA OUT to check for the presence of a signal.
5 Log into the VGA Recorder Web admin interface
See “Connecting to the VGA Recorder Web admin interface”
on page 25.
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Connect and Power on a Lecture Recorder Device
Connect and Power on a Lecture
Recorder Device
To connect a Lecture Recorder device you require:
• A VGA, DVI, or composite video source.
• An analog audio source (optional).
• An Ethernet connection between the Lecture Recorder Lite
device and a network.
Figure 8: Connecting a Lecture Recorder device to an Ethernet
network and to other components
Composite
video
source
External USB
Storage Device
RCA composite
video cable
USB
and adapter
VGA or DVI
Cable
Web Admin
Interface
Ethernet
Cable
Lecture Recorder
VGA or DVI source
Ethernet
Network
Viewer or Administrator
Audio source
Video Repository
(CIFS, rsync, FTP)
To connect and turn on the Lecture Recorder device
1 Connect the VGA, DVI, or composites video source to the
Lecture Recorder INPUT port using a VGA or DVI cable.
If you are connecting a VGA source, you require a VGA to
DVI converter. You can also use an active splitter to split the
VGA or DVI signal.
If you are connecting a composite video source, you require a
composite video to DVI adapter.
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Connect and Power on a Lecture Recorder Device
Note: Passive VGA or DVI splitters reduce the quality of the
video signal. Good quality active splitters, (available from
Epiphan) do not usually affect signal quality. You should use a
splitter with the highest available bandwidth.
Figure 9: Location of Lecture Recorder INPUT and OUTPUT
ports
OUTPUT
INPUT
2 You can also optionally connect a VGA or DVI monitor or
projector to the Lecture Recorder OUTPUT port to monitor
video as it is recorded.
If you are connecting a VGA monitor, you require a DVI to
VGA converter. You can also use an active splitter to split this
VGA or DVI signal.
3 If you plan to record audio, connect an analog audio source to
the Lecture Recorder INPUT audio port.
You can also monitor the audio input by connecting an audio
amplifier to the OUTPUT audio port.
4 Use a RJ-45 Ethernet cable to connect the Lecture Recorder
Eth 1 port to your 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet network.
For best performance, connect the Lecture Recorder device to
a 1000 Base-T Ethernet. The network must be running the
TCP/IP protocol. Ideally the Lecture Recorder device should
be able to connect to the Internet.
5 Connect the power adapter to the Lecture Recorder device.
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Figure 10:Connecting to the Ethernet network and connecting
power
Power Input
Eth 1
The Lecture Recorder device powers on and the LEDs go
through their power on sequence:
• When power is first connected the blue LED lights up.
• A few seconds later the green LED lights up.
• After about 20 seconds the blue LED turns off, leaving the
green LED on to indicate that Lecture Recorder device has
started up and can start recording images.
6 Start up the video source.
To confirm that the Lecture Recorder Lite device is receiving
images from the video source:
• Log into the VGA Recorder Web admin interface (see
“Connecting to the VGA Recorder Web admin interface”
on page 25) and confirm that a file is shown as recording.
• Under System Status select Start. If you cannot select Start,
the VGA Recorder is already recording.
• Select Preview to view the recorded image.
• Check to see if the Lecture Recorder red LED is blinking
indicating that device is recording images.
• If you connected a monitor to the OUTPUT port, check to
see if it displaying video.
If the red LED does not start flashing, and the monitor
connected to the OUTPUT port does not show an image, check
the video source to make sure it is transmitting a video image.
Also check the cable between the Lecture Recorder device and
the video source to make sure it is connected correctly.
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Connect and Power on a VGA Recorder Standard Device
Connect and Power on a VGA Recorder
Standard Device
To connect a VGA Recorder Standard device you need:
• A VGA video source.
• An Ethernet connection between the VGA Recorder Standard
device and a network.
You can also connect:
• A 3.5 mm line in or microphone audio source
• Standard headphones to monitor audio.
Figure 11:Connecting a VGA Recorder Standard device to an
Ethernet network and to other components
External USB
Storage Device
Web Admin
Interface
USB
VGA
Cable
VGA or DVI-I
source
3.5 mm
Unbalanced
Audio
Ethernet
Cable
VGA Recorder
Standard
Ethernet
Network
Viewer or Administrator
Audio source
(Microphone or
Line in)
Video Repository
(CIFS, rsync, FTP)
To connect and turn on the VGA Recorder Standard device
1 Use a VGA cable to connect the VGA source to the VGA
Recorder Standard VGA IN port on the back of the VGA
Recorder Standard device.
You can use an active VGA splitter to split the VGA signal
between a monitor and the VGA Recorder Standard device.
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Connect and Power on a VGA Recorder Standard Device
Note: Passive splitters reduce the quality of the VGA signal. Good
quality active splitters, (available from Epiphan) do not usually
affect signal quality. You should use a splitter with the highest
available bandwidth.
2 Use a RJ-45 Ethernet cable to connect the VGA Recorder
Standard Ethernet port on the back of the device to a
10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet network.
For best performance, connect the VGA Recorder Standard
device to a 1000 Base-T Ethernet.
The network must be running the TCP/IP protocol. Ideally the
VGA Recorder Standard device should be able to connect to
the Internet.
3 Connect the following optional components if you have them:
• Connect a 3.5 mm audio source to the Line in port on the
back of the VGA Recorder Standard device or connect a
microphone to the microphone port on the front of the
VGA Recorder Standard device. If you connect an audio
source you may have to change VGA Recorder Standard
audio settings. For example, if you connect a microphone
you must set the audio input source to Mic. See the VGA
Recorder User Guide for more information.
• Connect headphones to the headphone port on the front of
the VGA Recorder Standard device.
4 Connect the power cable to the VGA Recorder Standard
device.
5 Press the Power button on the VGA Recorder Standard front
panel to turn on the device.
The VGA Recorder Standard device powers on and the power
and hard disk activity LEDs light up as the device starts up:
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6 Start up the VGA source.
To confirm that the VGA Recorder Standard device is
receiving images from the VGA source connect a monitor to
VGA OUT to check for the presence of a signal.
If the monitor does not show an image, check the VGA source
to make sure it is transmitting a VGA image. Also check the
cable between the VGA Recorder Standard device and the
VGA source to make sure it is connected correctly.
7 Log into the Web admin interface.
See “Connecting to the VGA Recorder Web admin interface”
on page 25.
Connect and Power on a VGA Recorder
Pro Device
To connect a VGA Recorder Pro device you need:
• A VGA video source.
• An Ethernet connection between the VGA Recorder Pro
device and a network.
You can also connect:
• A 1/4-inch high quality balanced audio source (line in) or a 3.5
mm line in audio source
• Standard headphones to monitor audio.
• A composite video source
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Figure 12:Connecting a VGA Recorder Pro device to an Ethernet
network and to other components
Composite
video
source
RCA composite
video cable
External USB
Storage Device
Ethernet
Cable
VGA
Cable
VGA or DVI -I
source
Balanced or
Unbalanced
Audio
Web Admin
Interface
USB
Ethernet
Network
Viewer or Administrator
VGA Recorder
Pro
Audio source
(Line in)
Video Repository
(CIFS, rsync, FTP)
To connect and turn on the VGA Recorder Pro device
1 Use a VGA cable to connect the VGA source to the VGA
Recorder Pro VGA IN port on the back of the VGA Recorder
Pro device.
You can use an active VGA splitter to split the VGA signal
between a monitor and the VGA Recorder Pro device.
Note: Passive splitters reduce the quality of the VGA signal. Good
quality active splitters, (available from Epiphan) do not usually
affect signal quality. You should use a splitter with the highest
available bandwidth.
2 Use a RJ-45 Ethernet cable to connect the VGA Recorder Pro
Ethernet port on the back of the device to a 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet network.
For best performance, connect the VGA Recorder Pro device to
a 1000 Base-T Ethernet.
The network must be running the TCP/IP protocol. Ideally the
VGA Recorder Pro device should be able to connect to the
Internet.
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3 Connect the following optional components if you have them:
• Connect a composite video source to the RCA composite
video connector on the back of the VGA Recorder Pro
device. If you connect a composite video source you may
have to change VGA Recorder Pro video overlay settings.
See the VGA Recorder User Guide for more information.
• Connect a 1/4-inch high quality balanced audio source to
the line in port on the back of the VGA Recorder Pro
device. If you connect an audio source you may have to
change VGA Recorder Pro audio settings. See the VGA
Recorder User Guide for more information.
• Or connect a 3.5 mm audio source to the line in port on the
back of the VGA Recorder Pro device. If you connect an
audio source you may have to change VGA Recorder Pro
audio settings. See the VGA Recorder User Guide for more
information.
4 Connect the power cable to the VGA Recorder Pro device.
5 Press the Power button on the VGA Recorder Pro front panel
to turn on the device.
The VGA Recorder Pro device powers on and the power and
hard disk activity LEDs light up as the device starts up:
6 Start up the VGA source.
To confirm that the VGA Recorder Pro device is receiving
images from the VGA source connect a monitor to VGA OUT
to check for the presence of a signal.
If the monitor does not show an image, check the VGA source
to make sure it is transmitting a VGA image. Also check the
cable between the VGA Recorder Pro device and the VGA
source to make sure it is connected correctly.
7 Log into the Web admin interface.
See “Connecting to the VGA Recorder Web admin interface”
on page 25.
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1. Installation and Getting StartedUsing the Network Discovery Utility to Find the IP Address of
Using the Network Discovery Utility to
Find the IP Address of the VGA
Recorder Device
You can use the Network Discovery Utility on a Windows PC to
find any VGA Recorder device and its IP address on the network.
You can also use the Network Discovery Utility to connect to the
VGA Recorder Web admin interface.
The VGA Recorder device must be assigned an IP address on the
network so that you can connect to the Web admin interface. The
VGA Recorder can get an IP address from a DHCP server if there
is one on the network. If the network does not have a DHCP
server, see the VGA Recorder User Guide.
This section assumes that the network has a DHCP server and
that the DHCP server gives the VGA Recorder device an IP
address on the network.
To install the Network Discovery Utility to display the VGA
Recorder IP address
1 Find the latest Network Discovery Utility on a VGA Recorder
download page:
VGA Recorder Lite download page:
http://www.epiphan.com/products/recording/vgarecorder-lite/download/
Lecture Recorder download page:
http://www.epiphan.com/products/recording/lecturerecorder/download/
VGA Recorder Standard download page:
http://www.epiphan.com/products/recording/vga-recstandard/download/
VGA Recorder Pro download page:
http://www.epiphan.com/products/recording/vgarecorder-pro/download/
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2 Select Download NetworkDiscovery Utility.
Make sure you note the download destination folder.
3 Run NetworkDiscovery.exe.
4 Select Search to find Epiphan devices such as any VGA
Recorder on your network.
Note: The Network Discovery Utility can only find the Epiphan
devices on the same network as your Windows PC.
If the VGA Recorder device is operating, has received an IP
address from a DHCP server, and is connected to the network,
the Network Discovery Utility should find it and it should appear
on the Network Discovery Utility display. The Network
Discovery Utility also displays the IP address of the VGA
Recorder device.
You can use this IP address to connect to the VGA Recorder Web
admin interface. You can also select Web config from the
Network Discovery utility to display the VGA Recorder Web
admin interface.
Figure 13 shows the Network Discovery Utility connected to a
VGA Recorder Lite device at IP address 192.168.20.102.
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Figure 13:Example network discovery utility display
Note: When you restart the Network Discovery Utility and if it
has already found an Epiphan device, it will show the status as
Detecting and the indicator will be amber. The DHCP server may
have assigned the device a new IP address; therefore, always
select Search after starting the Network Discovery Utility.
If the Network Discovery Utility cannot find the VGA Recorder
device, make sure the device is turned on and check the network
connections. If you find and correct the problem, select Search to
refresh the list of devices.
If you still cannot see the VGA Recorder device, it may not have
gotten an IP address from the DHCP server. Use the information
in the VGA Recorder User Guide to log into the VGA Recorder Web
admin interface and manually change the VGA Recorder IP
address.
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Connecting to the VGA Recorder Web admin interface
Connecting to the VGA Recorder Web
admin interface
Now that you have the VGA Recorder IP address (from the
Network Discovery Utility), users can use this IP address to view
or work with the files recorded by the device. Users on the
internal Local Area Network (LAN) can use the following steps to
view the VGA Recorder Web admin interface. Users can connect
to the Web admin interface as an administrator or as a viewer.
Note: You can always log into the VGA Recorder Web admin
interface by browsing to the default VGA Recorder IP address,
which is http://192.168.255.250. To log into the VGA Recorder
using this IP address, you must set your PC to use the static IP
address 192.168.255.249 and netmask 255.255.255.252. Then open
a Web browser and browse to http://192.168.255.250.
To log into the Web admin interface as an administrator
1 Start any web browser.
2 Browse to the IP address of the VGA Recorder device.
For example, if the IP address of the device is 192.168.23.45
then browse to:
http://192.168.23.45/admin
3 Enter the following:
User Name: admin
Password: (no password required)
The Web admin interface opens displaying the Video Archive.
Figure 14 shows the Web admin interface. When
administrators first login they will see a similar page.
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Figure 14:Example Web admin interface
Note: Figure 14 shows an example VGA Recorder Lite
administrator’s Web admin interface. The VGA Recorder
Standard and Pro administrator’s Web admin interface is the
same except for the amount of hard disk space.
To log into the Web admin interface as a viewer
For viewers to log into the Web admin interface, administrators
must add a viewer password. After the password is entered,
viewers must do the following to log into the Web admin
interface:
1 Start any web browser.
2 Browse to the IP address of the VGA Recorder device.
For example, if the IP address of the device is 192.168.23.45
then browse to:
http://192.168.23.45/
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3 Enter the following:
User Name: viewer
Password: (enter the viewer password)
The Web admin interface opens displaying the Video Archive.
Figure 14 on page 26 shows an example viewer’s Web admin
interface.
See the VGA Recorder User Guide for more information about
adding a viewer password.
Note: Remote participants can also view the Web admin interface
over the Internet. See the VGA Recorder User Guide for details.
Using On-Screen Mode to Access the Web admin
interface (VGA Recorder Standard and Pro)
For the VGA Recorder Standard and Pro devices you can access
the Web admin interface using on-screen mode by connecting a
VGA monitor to the VGA OUT port and connecting a mouse and
keyboard to available VGA Recorder PS/2 or USB ports. The Web
admin interface appears in a basic web browser on the VGA
monitor. Using on-screen mode you have access to most Web
admin interface features. Some features are not available. For
example, you can view video files but you cannot download
them.
To enable on-screen mode you must connect to the Web admin
interface as an administrator as described in “To log into the Web
admin interface as an administrator” on page 25 and select OnScreen On under Actions.
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Using the Web admin interface
From the Web admin interface, administrators and viewers can
view the video files recorded by the VGA Recorder device,
download files to view, and download a codec to install on a
Windows PC to view the downloaded files. Administrators and
viewers can also view the system status and hard disk status.
Administrators can start and stop recording, delete and rename
files, and shutdown or restart the VGA Recorder device.
Administrators can also select Change Configuration to change
the VGA Recorder configuration and view recorder information.
To start a recording
1 Log into the Web admin interface as an administrator.
2 Under System Status select Start.
If you cannot select Start, the VGA Recorder is already
recording.
To stop recording
1 Log into the Web admin interface as an administrator.
2 Under System Status select Stop.
If you cannot select Stop, the VGA Recorder has already
stopped recording.
Video Archive and Snapshot Archive
File Name
The name of the video or snapshot file. For
example VGA_Feb24_09-36-41.avi.
Download All Select the download all icon to download all of
the video or snapshot files that have not been
downloaded.
Download
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Select the download icon beside a file to
download the file. If the file has not been
downloaded, the icon shows the word New.
Once you have downloaded the file the icon is
displayed without the word New.
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Delete all
Delete all of the files.
Delete
Select the delete icon beside a file to delete that
file.
Rename
Select the rename icon beside a file to rename
that file.
Currently
Recording
The file that is in the process of being recorded
will show currently recording instead of the
download, delete, and rename icons.
Start
The date and time the file started recording. For
example Feb 24, 09:36:41.
End
The date and time the file finished recording.
For example Feb 24, 10:06:42.
Duration
How long the file was recording. For example,
30m 1s.
File Size
The size of the file in MB. For example 9.50 MB.
Older #
Select Older to page back through the file list.
Select Newer to page forward through the file
list. The number of files is the same as the
number of files set to display on the first page
of the Video and Snapshot Archives.
Newer #
Jump Back #
Select Jump Back to move back the indicated
number of files up to a maximum of 10 pages.
Bottom of the Select Bottom of the list to jump to the oldest
list
file in the list. Select Top of the list to return to
the most recent file in the list.
Top of the list
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System Status
Recording
VGA
For the video that is currently recording,
Recording VGA shows how long it has been
recording in minutes and seconds.
Preview
Select Preview to see the video that the VGA
Recorder device is currently recording.
Stop
Stop the VGA Recorder device recording video
from the VGA source. Select Start to resume
recording.
Start
VGA Reset
Close the currently recording file and start a
new one.
Actions
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Delete
Selected
Delete the selected files. Select files by selecting
the checkbox beside the file you want to delete.
You can select multiple files to be deleted.
Download
Selected
Download multiple files. Select the checkbox
beside the files you want to download, then
select Download Selected.
Record to
CD/DVD
If the VGA Recorder Standard or Pro device
includes a factory installed DVD writer, you
can save or record files to a CD or DVD.
Delete
Downloaded
Delete all the files that have been downloaded.
You can tell a file has been downloaded
because it will not have the word New showing
on the download icon.
Download
New
Download all the files marked as New on their
download icon.
CD/DVD
Status
View the progress of files as they are recording
on a CD or DVD.
Shutdown
Shutdown the VGA Recorder device.
Reboot
Restart the VGA Recorder device.
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On-Screen
Off/On
Enable or disable on-screen mode for the VGA
Recorder Standard and Pro. See “Using OnScreen Mode to Access the Web admin
interface (VGA Recorder Standard and Pro)”
on page 27.
Install
Codecs
Usually the codecs available by default on your
Windows PC will be all that you need to view
the video files downloaded from the VGA
Recorder device. However, if you do not have
the correct codec on your Windows PC, you
can select Install Codecs to download a codec
from the VGA Recorder device and install it.
See the VGA Recorder User Guide for
information about how to install codecs.
Change
Change the VGA Recorder configuration. See
Configuration the VGA Recorder User Guide for information
about VGA Recorder configuration settings.
Recorder
Information
Select View Recorder Information to see the
VGA Recorder Firmware Version information
and information about the VGA Recorder CPU,
Frame Grabber, and VGA Mode. Recording
must be stopped to view the VGA Mode
information.
Hard-Disk
Status
Shows the total hard disk space in GB. Shows
the used and available hard disk space in GB,
and also the amount used as a percentage of the
total space.
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