VMS-A1 Client Software User Manual

VMS-A1 Client Software User Manual
VMS-A1 Client Software
User Manual
Contents
Contents ........................................................................................................................................... 2
Chapter1. Overview .............................................................................................................. 4
1.1 Description .................................................................................................................... 4
1.2 Features & Functions ................................................................................................. 4
Chapter2. Update Info......................................................................................................... 6
Chapter3. Starting VMS-A1 .............................................................................................. 7
3.1 Installing the Software ............................................................................................. 7
3.3 User Registration ........................................................................................................ 8
3.4 Import Camera Wizard ............................................................................................. 9
3.5 User Login ................................................................................................................... 12
3.6 Control Panel Introduction .................................................................................... 13
3.7 Account Management.............................................................................................. 16
Chapter4. Adding Devices ............................................................................................... 18
4.1 Adding Device ............................................................................................................ 18
4.1.1 Adding Device ................................................................................................ 18
4.1.2 Device Configuration ................................................................................... 20
4.2 Adding a Stream Media Server ........................................................................... 21
4.3 Adding a Camera Group......................................................................................... 22
Chapter5. Live View & Control ..................................................................................... 24
5.1 Main View Interface ................................................................................................. 24
5.2 Starting Live View .................................................................................................... 26
5.3 Capture in Live View................................................................................................ 28
5.4 PTZ Control ................................................................................................................. 28
5.4.1 Preset ................................................................................................................ 29
5.4.2 Pattern .............................................................................................................. 30
5.4.3 Patrol ................................................................................................................. 31
5.5 Alarm / Event View .................................................................................................. 32
5.5.1 View Alarm /Event Information ............................................................... 32
5.5.2 Alarm Log Linkage........................................................................................ 33
Chapter6. Recording ........................................................................................................... 35
6.1 Local Recording ......................................................................................................... 35
6.2 Storage Server Recording ..................................................................................... 35
6.2.1 Adding Storage Server ............................................................................... 35
6.2.2 Setting Storage Server Recording Schedule ...................................... 37
6.3 Remote Recording .................................................................................................... 40
Chapter7. Playback ............................................................................................................. 42
7.1 Playback of Local Stored Files ............................................................................. 42
7.2 Instant Playback ....................................................................................................... 43
7.3 Event Playback .......................................................................................................... 44
7.4 Remote Playback ...................................................................................................... 46
Chapter8. Backup ................................................................................................................. 50
8.1 Backup Captured Pictures ..................................................................................... 50
8.2 Record Files Backup ................................................................................................. 51
Chapter 9. Camera & Device Configuration .......................................................... 53
9.1 Camera Settings ....................................................................................................... 53
9.1.1 Image Quality ................................................................................................ 54
9.1.2 Video Quality .................................................................................................. 56
9.1.3 Schedule........................................................................................................... 57
9.1.4 Video Display .................................................................................................. 58
9.1.5 Motion Detection ........................................................................................... 60
9.1.6 Tampering Alarm........................................................................................... 61
9.1.7 Video Loss ....................................................................................................... 63
9.1.8 PTZ Control ..................................................................................................... 64
9.1.9 Network Connection .................................................................................... 64
9.2 Device Configuration ............................................................................................... 66
9.2.1 Information ..................................................................................................... 67
9.2.2 General ............................................................................................................. 68
9.2.3 Network ............................................................................................................ 69
9.2.4 Alarmf................................................................................................................ 71
9.2.5 User.................................................................................................................... 72
9.2.6 HDD.................................................................................................................... 73
9.2.7 Exception ......................................................................................................... 74
9.2.8 File ...................................................................................................................... 75
9.2.9 Log...................................................................................................................... 76
9.2.10 Holiday ........................................................................................................... 76
9.2.11 Others ............................................................................................................. 77
9.2.12 Channel-Zero ............................................................................................... 78
Chapter10. E-Map................................................................................................................. 80
10.1 Adding a E-map ...................................................................................................... 81
10.2 Editing the E-map .................................................................................................. 82
Chapter11. Decoding Device Management ........................................................... 84
11.1 Adding Decoding Device ...................................................................................... 84
11.2 Editing TV Wall ........................................................................................................ 85
11.3 Adding Cameras to TV Wall ................................................................................ 88
Chapter12. Log ...................................................................................................................... 90
12.1 Log Query.................................................................................................................. 90
12.2 Log Backup ............................................................................................................... 90
12.3 Opening Log File ..................................................................................................... 91
Chapter13. System Configuration .............................................................................. 92
13.1 General....................................................................................................................... 92
13.2 File ............................................................................................................................... 93
13.3 Alarm Sound ............................................................................................................ 93
13.4 Email ........................................................................................................................... 94
Chapter14. FAQ ..................................................................................................................... 96
Live View .............................................................................................................................. 96
Playback ............................................................................................................................... 96
Configuration ...................................................................................................................... 96
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Chapter1. Overview
1.1 Description
VMS-A1 Intelligent Video Management System is a colligation software which
includes not only NVR, DVR, and IP camera management functions but also
compression card, decoder connection and setup functions. This user manual
describes the function, configuration and operation steps of VMS-A1 software. To
ensure the properness and stability of the software, please refer to the contents
below and read the manual carefully before installation and operation.
1.2 Features & Functions
V1.01.00
1.
The software contains 5 subsystems: User Client, PC Storage Server, Stream
Media Server, Decoding Sever, and Encoding Server.
2.
Main View: View live video and instant video playback; and various video
operations such as capture, recording, PTZ control, etc. are supported.
3.
E-Map: Manage and display E-Map and hot spots; operate map zoom in/out,
view hot spot, display alarm, and other E-Map operations are supported.
4.
Event Search: Search and playback of the event record files.
5.
TV Wall View: Configure and operate TV wall for video decoders.
6.
Camera Import: Add, modify and delete groups and all kinds of camera from
devices.
7.
Local Log Search: Search, view and backup different sorts of local logs such as
alarm, operation, system logs, etc.
8.
User Management: Add, modify and delete the user of VMS-A1; assign
operating permissions to each user.
9.
Device Management: Add, delete, and configure device parameters, network
settings, alarm in/out, hard disk management and upgrade, etc.
10. NVR Management: Add, modify and delete the storage server; configure
parameters (e.g., record schedule, network, HDD, etc.) for the added storage
server.
11. Stream Media Servers: Add, modify and delete the stream media server;
configure parameters (e.g., RTSP port, port upper/lower limit, etc.) for the
added stream media server.
12. Decoder Server: Add, modify and delete the decoder; configure parameters
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(e.g., network, alarm input/output, exception, etc.) for the added decoder.
13. Camera Configuration: Configure camera parameters (e.g., image quality,
record schedule, motion detection, etc.).
14. System Configuration: Configure the general settings of VMS-A1, such as the
saving path of captured images, recordings, alarm sound settings and email
settings.
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Chapter2. Update Info
* This is the first edition.
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Chapter3. Starting VMS-A1
3.1 Installing the Software
Insert the DX4500/DX4600 resource disc into the remote computer CD/DVD drive,
and wait for the window to open.
Follow the installation prompts to install the software.
Steps:
1. Double click the program file
to enter the following
InstallShield Wizard as shown below:
Figure 3.1 Welcome to InstallShield Wizard
2. Click “Continue” to start to install the InstallShield Wizard. Select
the language (English) for installation, and then click “Install” to
continue the installation.
Figure 3.2 Select Language
3. After the installing progress is completed successfully, click “Close”
to finish the installation.
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Figure 3.3 Finish the Installation
3.3 User Registration
For the first time to use the VMS-A1 software, you need to register a super user for
login.
Note:
The VMS-A1 can only be run by the administrator level users of the MAC OS. And the
password of the user is needed when running the application for the first time and
when you have to change the user password.
After the successful running of the software application the following message box
pops out to ask you to register a super user.
Figure 3.4 Register Super User
Input the super user name, password and confirm the password in the dialog box
and click Register. Then, you can log in as the super user.
Note:
Enter, Space, and TAB keys are invalid for the user name and password. The
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password cannot be empty, and it should not be less than six characters and can’t be
copied and pasted.
3.4 Import Camera Wizard
After registration and login, the following message box pops up:
Figure 3.5 Import Camera Wizard
Click OK to start the wizard and add the device, or click Cancel to exit the wizard.
Steps:
1. According to the hint, click Import Camera icon to enter the Camera Import
control interface.
Figure 3.6 Enter Camera Import Interface
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Figure 3.7 Device Management Interface
2.
Add DVR
Click Add Device and then input the device information and then click Add to enter
the device information in the dialog box of Add DVR interface.
Figure 3.8 Add DVR
3.
After adding the device according to the above steps, you will see the toolbar
after the device name.
click
Click
to enter the Device Parameters configuration interface (Figure 3.19).
to edit the connected device settings.
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Click
to delete the added group.
Click
to refresh the page.
Click
to import all the monitoring point to the group named by the name of
the device.
4.
Add Group
After adding DVR, please click the Add on Group dialog box. Edit the name of group
and then click OK to save your settings.. The added group will be displayed in the
list.
Figure 3.9 Add Group
5.
Import Channel to Group
In the left area on the Camera Import interface, click to select the channels and then
click Import button to import the selected channels to the Group on the right.
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Figure 3.10 Import Channel
Note:
You can hold the Ctrl key on PC to select multiple channels or click Import All
button to select all channels for import.
The devices to be added must be online currently.
Each channel can be added to one group only once, while the same channel can be
added to different groups.
Up to 64 channels can be added to each group, with a maximum of 1024 channels
for all the groups totally.
6.
After importing the selected channels to the group, you can return to the control
panel and then enter the Main View interface to get a live view of the added
channels.
3.5 User Login
When you open the VMS-A1 software after registration, the login dialog box pops up,
shown as follows:
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Figure 3.11 User Login
Input the user name and password, and then click Login. You can also enable the
auto-login by checking the Enable Auto-login checkbox.
3.6 Control Panel Introduction
The main control panel of the VMS-A1 is shown as follows:
Figure 3.12 Control Panel
Menu Bar:
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Open Captured
Picture:
File
Enter the Capture interface to select the folder
location of the exported captured picture file (s).
Enter the video player and select the folder
Open Video File:
location of the exported video file (s), You can
also capture pictures during the playing of the
video file.
Open Log File:
Exit:
Lock:
Switch User:
System
System
Enter the Log File interface to select the folder
location of the exported log file (s)
Exit the VMS-A1 remote client.
Lock the screen operation. User must log in after
locking the system.
Switch login user.
Enter the System Configuration interface.
Configuration:
Import Configuration
Import client configuration from your computer.
File:
Export Configuration
Export client configuration to your computer.
File:
1024*768:
1280*1024:
Display window at 1280*1024.
Full Screen:
Display window in full screen.
Control Panel:
View
Display window at 1024*768.
Main View:
E-map:
Enter Control Panel.
Enter Main View interface.
Enter E-map interface.
Event Search:
Enter Event Search interface.
TV Wall:
Enter TV Wall View interface.
Import Camera
Enter Import Camera interface.
Camera Settings
Enter Camera Setting interface.
Account
Enter User Account Management interface.
Management
Tools
Device Management
Storage Server
Enter Device Management interface.
Enter Storage Server Management interface.
Management
Stream Media Server
Management
Decoding Device
Enter Stream Media Server Management
interface.
Enter Decoding Device Management interface.
Management
Help
Broadcast
Select device to start broadcasting.
Open Wizard
Open the guide for camera import.
About
Help
View information of the client software, including
company, software name, version, etc.
To get help about the FAQs.
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User Manual (F1)
Click to open the User Manual; you can also open
the User Manual by pressing FI on your keyboard.
There are 14 icons on the control panel, and their functions are described in the
following table:
Main View
View live and playback video; realize
video operation (e.g., picture
capture, recording, PTZ control,
etc.).
E-map
Manage and display E-Map and hot spots;
realize E-Map operation (e.g., operate
map zoom in/out, view hot spot, display
Operating
Options
alarm, etc.)
Event Search
Search and playback of the event record
files; realize playback operation.
Remote Playback
Playback the recorded video and/or audio
files in the remote client.
TV Wall
Import Camera
Configure and operate TV wall.
Add, modify or remove the groups;
import/export of cameras.
Local Log Search
Search, view and backup of local logs
(alarm, operation, system logs).
Account
Add, modify or remove the user account
Management
parameters; assign operating permission
to each user.
Device
Management
Add, modify or remove the DVR device;
configure parameters (e.g., network,
alarm input/output, HDD, etc.) for the
added DVR.
Management
Storage Server
Add, modify or remove the storage
Management
server; configure parameters (e.g.,
Options
record schedule, network, HDD, etc.) for
the added storage server.
Stream Media
Add, modify or remove the stream media
Server
server; configure parameters (e.g., RTSP
port, port upper/lower limit, etc.) for the
added stream media server.
Add, modify or remove the decoder;
Decoding Device
configure parameters (e.g., network,
alarm input/output, exception, etc.) for
the added decoder.
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Camera Settings
Configuration
Options
System
Configuration
Configure camera parameters (e.g.,
image quality, record schedule, motion
detection, etc.).
Configure the general parameters (e.g.,
saving path of files, alarm sound, Email,
etc.).
3.7 Account Management
Click
to enter the following account management interface:
Figure 3.13 User Management
Click Add to enter the popup Add User dialog box as follows:
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Figure 3.14 Add User
There are two parts of the dialog box of Add User: Basic Information and User
Permissions.
User Information—you can select in the dropdown list the two kinds of user
types (Administrator and Operator) to support the users with different
permissions.
User Permissions—there are 26 optional permissions and provide manual
selected permission function for the different users.
Note:
The Admin user has all the permissions as default and operator user’s
permission should be selected from list. All selected permissions immediately
take effect.
Input user name and password, and then click Save to add a new user. Click
Modify to change the settings.
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Chapter4. Adding Devices
Before any operation, you need to add a device and import cameras. Please refer to
Section 3.2 Import Camera Wizard.
Click
to enter the device management interface.
4.1 Adding Device
4.1.1 Adding Device
To add DVR device to the remote client, you click Add in the Device Management
interface.
Figure 4.1 Add Device
Create a nickname for the device and then input it with other information, the User
Name and Password are admin and 12345 respectively by default.
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Figure 4.2 Add Device-pop-out
If you check the Private Domain Mode checkbox, you should input the DNS address
and Device Mark (the device identifier) as well.
Figure 4.2 Add Device-Private Domain
Click the Show Online Devices icon to search the online devices. All the online
devices will show in the list. Click to select the online device you want to add, and
then click Select Device to add the device.
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Figure 4.3 Add Online Device-Private Domain
4.1.2 Device Configuration
After adding the device, you can follow the procedure in this chapter to configure the
device.
Click to select the device in the Device Management interface.
Figure 4.4 Configure Device
You can click Modify to edit the device basic information as device name and
address.
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Figure 4.5 Modify Device
Click Delete icon to delete this device and you can also configure the settings of the
device by clicking
. For the detailed procedures of remote
configuration, please refer to
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9.2 Device
Configuration
4.2 Adding a Stream Media Server
Click
to enter the Stream Media Server configuration interface.
Figure 4.6 Manage Stream Server
And then click Add, the configure dialog box will pop up as below.
Figure 4.7 Add Stream Media Server
Input the Nike Name, IP address and Port (the Port 554 is the default RTSP number),
and then click Add to save it.
Click Modify to change the Nick Name and IP address.
Click Delete to delete the Stream Media Server.
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Click Remote Configuration to configure the SMS with RTSP Listen port, Port pool
upper limit and Port pool lower limit.
Figure 4.8 Configure Stream Media Server
4.3 Adding a Camera Group
After adding the target device, please return to the control panel interface and click
Import Camera to enter camera group configuration interface (Figure 4.7).And
then click Add to create a group in the right area (Figure 4.7, Figure 4.8). Select the
camera in the left area, and then click import or import all to add the cameras to
the group. User can also hold the Ctrl key and select multiple channels each time.
Figure 4.9 Camera Import - Add a Group
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Figure 4.10 Camera Import –Completed
Click Delete to delete the added group or camera.
Click Modify to modify the group No. and camera’s information in the group.
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Chapter5. Live View & Control
Note:
A camera group is required to be defined before live view. For the grouping
operation, please kindly refer to chapter 4.3 Add a Group.
5.1 Main View Interface
Please click the icon “Main View” of the control panel, or click View -> Main View on
the toolbar to start live view.
Figure 5.1 Main View Interface
Icons in the camera list:
Icon
Description
Camera
is
connected
properly.
Camera is not connected.
Camera is in preview.
Camera is recording.
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Main View Toolbar:
Button
Name
Description
Layout
Select different layout mode.
Close All
Stop the display of all cameras.
Manual Record
Start manual record for the corresponding
cameras, click again to stop.
Previous and
Click to view previous and next camera.
Next
Auto Switch
Start auto switching the screen by cameras
or by groups.
Volume
Adjust the volume for live audio.
Live Audio
Enable/disable live audio.
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5.2 Starting Live View
To view the live video, drag the camera from the list to the displaying window, or
double click the camera name after you select one screen (Figure 5.2).
Figure 5.2 Start Live View
You can also get the live view for the whole group to display the live view of the
cameras in the group in the screen. Click on the group name, and then click the
Play button at the bottom of the screen, see the following figure.
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Figure 5.3 Live View for the Group
Right click on the live view window, you can select different options from the menu
to realize the functions listed in the table.
Button
Description
Capture
Start manual record, click again to stop
PTZ control, 8 direction icons will be displayed on the video.
Realize digital zoom in live view mode
Check the camera status
Go to the camera setting interface
Audio button, click to open and close
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Stop live view
Remote playback about 7 minutes record of current camera
5.3 Capture in Live View
Right click on the live view window, and select “Capture” from the menu to capture
a picture.
A small window of the captured picture will be displayed to notify you if the capture
is done or not.
If the capture is successful, there will be a link to the staving path of the pictures,
and if the capture failed, there will be error messages accordingly.
To view the captured pictures:

Click on the small window of the pictures showed on the right bottom after
capture.

Click the Picture icon on the left toolbar, all the pictures captured on the remote
client are stored here.
Figure 5.4 Capture in Live View
5.4 PTZ Control
Select “PTZ Control” from the right-click menu on the live view window, and the PTZ
control panel will be displayed on the left side of the Main View.
Figure 5.5 Soft Directional Control
There will be 8 directional buttons (up, down, left, right, upper left, upper right,
bottom left, bottom right) on the display window when the mouse is located in the
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relative positions. Click on those directional buttons to control the PTZ function, or
click the directional buttons on the PTZ control panel. You can also control the PTZ
direction by the directional buttons on your keyboard.
You can control PTZ by dragging and clicking the mouse on the play window.
Use the mouse to click on the video image, and then drag the mouse to different
directions by following the arrows displayed on the video:  Upper Left;  Up; 
Upper Right;  Left;  Right;  Lower Right;  Down;  Lower Right. The PTZ will
move to the direction as the arrow goes.
Description of buttons on PTZ Control Panel:
Button
Description
Zoom
Focus
Iris
3D Positioning
Light
Wiper
Directional buttons, click
to start/stop auto-scan.
Speed adjustment for PT function
Preset configuration
Pattern configuration
Patrol configuration
Call preset
Add preset
Delete preset
5.4.1 Preset
To add a preset for the PTZ:
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1.
Click the directional buttons to move the PTZ to a desired location,
2. Select a PTZ preset number from the preset list, and then click
to add the
preset and name this PTZ preset (Figure 5.6).
To delete a preset, select the PTZ preset from the preset list, and then click
to
remove it.
Figure 5.6 PTZ Preset
5.4.2 Pattern
To add a pattern for the PTZ,
1.
Click the
button to enter the PTZ pattern path setup panel (Figure 5.7).
2.
Select a PTZ pattern path number from the pattern list, click
to enter edit
mode.
3.
4.
Click
to start recording of this pattern path.
Use the directional buttons to control the PTZ movement.
5.
Click
to stop pattern recording. Click
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Figure 5.7 PTZ Pattern
5.4.3 Patrol
After adding two or more presets for one channel, you can set a patrol with presets
for PTZ.
To add a patrol path for the PTZ,
1.
Click the
button to enter the PTZ patrol path setup panel (Figure 5.8).
2.
Select a track number from the list,
3.
Click
to add a preset (including the dwell time and PTZ speed for the preset)
for this patrol path (Figure 5.8).
4.
Click
5. Click
to call the patrol path or click
to stop calling.
to edit a preset in the patrol path.
Note:
1. Up to 16 patrols can be configured.
2. The patrol time can be set to 1~255 sec, and the patrol speed to level 1~40.
Figure 5.8 Add preset to patrol path
Repeat the above operation to add other presets to the patrol.
After configuration, you can choose the patrol from the
list
, and then call or stop them by clicking
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5.5 Alarm / Event View
5.5.1 View Alarm /Event Information
The Main View interface provides the
and
buttons at the left
bottom. Click the button to view the alarm or event information as shown in the
panel. You can click
icon to show the alarm/event log list or click
to hide
the list. Refer to Figure 5.7.
Figure 5.9 Alarm Log
Click
icon to maximize the alarm/event log display panel and enable it to be
shown in a new tab page.
Click the
button at the top to close tab page. Refer to Figure 5.8:
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Figure 5.10 Alarm Log Tab Page
As shown above, in the alarm log display panel, there are 4 different alarm types:
“Motion”, “Video Abnormal”, “Alarm Input” and “Device Abnormal”.
You can select a log and right click it to remove it from the list by right clicking the
mouse and then click
.
Figure 5.11 Clear Alarm Log
5.5.2 Alarm Log Linkage
Each alarm log has shown the related alarm information, including alarm time,
alarm source and alarm type.
You can click the
,
or
button to preview, send email or shown in TV wall of
the selected log video.
Preview: View the live video of the selected alarm source camera. Refer to Figure
5.10.
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Send Email: Send the alarm information by Email.
Note: User needs to configure Email
settings in Control
PanelSystem
ConfigurationEmail before using this function.
Shown In TV Wall: Enable the video from the alarm source camera be decoded
and displayed on TV wall.
Figure 5.12 Alarm Log Linkage
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Chapter6. Recording
VMS-A1 software provides the local recording, and remote recording modes
6.1 Local Recording
Local Recording (also known as Manual Recording) function allows you to record the
live video in the Main View mode. Please follow the steps to start local recording:
1. Select a channel in the group and double click it to view the live
video.
2. Then click
button at the bottom of main view panel to
start to record the live video.
3. When you wish to stop recording, please re-click
button
to finish recording. A prompt box will pop up if all the operations
succeed, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 6.1 Local Recording Succeed
6.2 Storage Server Recording
Through VMS-A1, you can configure the recording schedule for any added channels
and store the recorded files in the NVR storage server.
6.2.1 Adding Storage Server
1. While installing VMS-A1 software, please select PC NVR Server as well to
enable NVR software, as shown in the following figure below.
Note:
NVR Server and the client software can be installed on different PC.
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Figure 6.2 Install PC NVR Server
2.
Click
button in the Control Panel then click
button to
add the storage server.
3.
Create a nickname for the storage device and input with other information.
Figure 6.3 Add NVR
4.
After adding the device, click
button and go to
HDD sub-menu and select a local HDD in the server for storing recorded files,
then click
button to format the HDD, shown as figure below:
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Figure 6.4 Format HDD
6.2.2 Setting Storage Server Recording Schedule
Steps:
1.
Add Recording Channels: Go to Camera sub menu of the Remote Configuration.
2. Click
button and select a channel from the group, shown as figure below.
You may also remove or get the channel information by clicking Delete buttons.
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Figure 6.5 Add Channels
3.
Set Recording Schedule: click Schedule on the left to enter schedule
configuration interface.
Figure 6.6 Configure Recording Schedule
4.
Select the camera from the dropdown list, then click Edit Schedule Template
icon and configure the schedule template shown as below:
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Figure 6.7 Schedule Templates

All-day Template for all-day continuous recording,

Weekday Template for working-hours continuous recording from 8:00 AM to
8:00 PM;

Alarm Template for all-day event recording) and 8 customized templates.
Toolbar Description:
means normal scheduled recording. The schedule time bar
shows blue.
means schedule recording for events. The schedule time bar
shows yellow
means schedule recording triggered by command. The
schedule time bar shows green.
Note:
1.
If you want to change recording resolution, bit rate or other recording
parameters, please click Image Quality button in the Camera Settings panel and
modify the main stream quality as needed.
2.
To ensure that event recording works properly, please set motion detection
&video tampering area, schedule/alarm schedule first and then enable trigger
camera recording. More details in Camera Settings Chapter.
3.
Command recording function is only available when VMS-A1 added ATM DVR
while the ATM transactions are taking place.
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6.3 Remote Recording
When the video storage devices are HDDs, NetHDDs or SD/SDHC cards installed in
the DVR or IP cameras, you may adopt remote recording mode as well.
1.
Format the HDD or SD/SDHC card: After adding the devices into VMS-A1, enter
the Device Management interface and then HDD sub-menu to format the storage
devices first, shown in the figure below.
Figure 6.8 Format the HDD
2.
Enable Local Recording: Go to Camera Settings Panel and tick Local Recording
of the Schedule tab.
Note:
Here the Local Recording refers to the recording on the DVR or IP Camera.
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Figure 6.9 Enable Local Recording
5.
Recording Schedule Setup: After enabling the Use DVR option, please click Edit
Schedule Template and select a recording schedule from the templates shown as
below, please refer to previous chapter for schedule setting procedure.
Figure 6.10 Recording Templates
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Chapter7. Playback
Based on the different recording modes, the playback function consists of three
playback modes: Local playback and Event Playback.
7.1 Playback of Local Stored Files
Play back the video files created in local recording mode.
1.
Go to Main View panel and click the All Files icon to enter the Local Record Files
interface. Select a camera and specify the start time and the stop time, and then
click Search button to search the video clips. The matched video found will be listed
in the display panel below. Refer to Figure 7.1:
Figure 7.1 Search Local Record Files
2.
You can click
button to save the selected video clip. You can also click
to delete the clip from the panel, or click the
button to send the
selected video clip by Email (size of video clip must be less than 5M).
3.
Select a video clip and double click it, and then a player will pop up (refer to
Figure 7.2).
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Figure 7.2 Playback Player
You can click
icon to view the video, click
play the video. Click
and
icons to fast or slow
to pause the playing. You can also capture in the playing
video.
7.2 Instant Playback
1. Go to Main View panel, right click on a live view window, and select “Playback”
from the menu to start instant playback.
Figure 7.3 Instant Playback
2.
In the instant playback mode, you can select different options from the
drop-down menu to realize the functions listed in the following table:
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Button
Description
Pause/Resume playing
Start/Stop playing
Speed up
Speed down
Play by single frame
Capture picture
Start/Stop video recording
Download the video file with flow control
Switch live view/playback mode
Open/close audio
3.
You may also use the timeline at the bottom of the Main View panel to adjust the
playback progress. Also
and
buttons are used to expand and narrow
down the time bar so user can choose a more accurate playback time.
Figure 7.4 Time Bar
7.3 Event Playback
Playback the record files of event type.
1.
Go to Event Search interface and select an event type: motion or alarm input.
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Figure 7.5 Event Search
2.
Select a camera in the group and specify a start time, then click Search button.
3.
Select a window, and double-click a video file from the search results list to play.
4.
During playing back the video, you may right click the mouse in the image to get
a drop-down menu as shown in Figure 7.6. Please refer to the table below for more
details on this menu. You may also change playback speed by clicking on the
bar.
Figure 7.6 Event Playback
Button
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Capture picture
Start/Stop the video cutting
Download the video file
Audio button, click to open and close audio
Select a recording-triggered channel for playback
Full screen
Note:
1. Event playback function is only available for NVR/DVR which support event
recording.
2. Make sure to import all the channels that you wish to play back in Import
Camera panel.
3. It
is
also
required
to
enable
continuous
recording
on
all
the
alarm/motion-triggered channels before event playback.
7.4 Remote Playback
The remote client can search the record files on the Storage Server and the DVR,
and it can also do the dynamic analysis for the record files.
Click
on the control panel to enter the Remote Playback Interface.
Figure 7.7 Remote Playback
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Icon
Name
Description
Screen Split
1/4/9/16 screen-mode
Stop
Stop all the playback
Volume
Adjust volume
Full-screen
Full-screen Live View
Search the record files:
1.
By date and camera:
Check the checkbox on the camera list, and then on the calendar below, select the
day you want to search. Then click Search.
Note:
If there are record files for that camera in that day. In the calendar, the icon for that
day is displayed as
. Otherwise it is displayed as
.
The timeline indicates the time duration for the record file.
Figure 7.8 Playback Timeline
2.
By card number:
This function is only applied to the ATM DVR, you can search the record files by the
DVR card number.
Figure 7.9 Search by Card Number
Note: You still need to choose the date and camera to search the files.
3.
By File Type:
You can select the file type to restrict the searching condition and search for only the
record files for certain types.
Figure 7.10 Search by File Type
Playback Management:
After finding the record files, you can see the files displayed on the screen playing
automatically.
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Figure 7.11 Playback Menu
During playing back the video, you may right click the mouse in the image to get a
drop-down menu as shown in Figure 7.11. Please refer to the table below for more
details on this menu.
Button
Description
Start remote playback
Pause/Resume playing
Start/Stop playing
Play fast
Play slow
Play by single frame
Digital Zoom
Dynamic Analysis
Capture picture
Start/Stop video recording
Download the video file with flow control
Open/close audio
Dynamic Analysis Management:
Click
on the toolbar, the dynamic analysis toolbar is showed up.
Figure 7.12 Dynamic Analysis
Note: The dynamic analysis function is applied to 9000 or 9100 series or upper
version DVR.
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Icons
Description
Icons
Description
Draw Area
All Area
Delete Area
Sensitivity of Event
Start Searching
Last Event
Next Event
Close
If there are eligible record files for dynamic analysis, there are red areas on the time
line.
Figure 7.13 Dynamic Analysis Time Line
Download Record Files:
Click
to download the files you selected.
Figure 7.14 Download Recorded Files
Note: The saving path for the downloaded files can be set in the System
Configuration interface. See chapter 13.2.
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Chapter8. Backup
8.1 Backup Captured Pictures
1. After configuring all settings, click
to enter the Main View interface
(Figure 8.1). To view the live video, drag the camera from the left list to the right
display window.
Figure 8.1 Main View
2. Right click on the live view window and select “Capture” from the menu to
capture video picture in preview mode and a snapshot window will pop up at
the lower right corner as shown in Figure 8.2.
Figure 8.2 Captured Pictures
3. Double click the popup picture window to maximize it (Figure 8.3), on which it
shows the default saving path of the captured pictures.
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Figure 8.3 Maximize Captured Picture
4. You can also save the picture by clicking the Picture icon on the left bar, select the
picture you want to save and then click
button in the Picture interface.
8.2 Record Files Backup
Steps:
1. Go to Main View interface and click the All Files icon. Select a camera and
specify the start time and the stop time, and then click Search button to search the
recorded files. The files found will be listed in the display panel below. Refer to
Figure 8.4:
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Figure 8.4 Search Local Record Files
2.
Click the
button to back up the selected files.
Figure 8.5 Save Local Record Files
You can also click
to delete the clip from the panel, or click the
button to send the selected video clip by Email (size of video clip must be less than
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Chapter 9. Camera & Device
Configuration
9.1 Camera Settings
1.
Click the “Camera Configuration” icon
on the control panel to enter the
camera configuration interface (Figure 9.1).
Figure 9.1 Camera Configuration
2.
Select the camera on the dropdown list on left side of the interface, and the
video image of that camera will be displayed in the screen below.
3.
Click on icons in the lower left area to enter different configuration pages, such
as the image settings interface, the video quality setting interface and so on.
4.
Click on the Device Settings icon and the parameters of that device will be
displayed.
Button
Description
Video picture parameters configuration
Video encoding quality configuration
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Recording schedule configuration
Configure information to be displayed on the video
Motion detect configuration
View tampering alarm configuration
Video loss alarm configuration
PTZ Configuration
Network parameter configuration for the camera
9.1.1 Image Quality
In the image quality configuration interface, you can adjust the brightness, contrast,
saturation and hue of the video image (Figure 9.2).
1. Click
to enter the image quality modifying interface.
2. Drag the round icon to adjust the level from lowest to highest.
There are several modes to be selected, including Standard, Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode
3 and Customize.
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Figure 9.2 Image Configuration
You can click the Advanced Settings icon to enter advanced setting interface.
3. Click the Default icon to restore default settings.
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9.1.2 Video Quality
Figure 9.3 Video Quality Configuration
You can set video resolution and video quality for main stream and sub stream
separately.
You can click the Advanced Settings icon to enter advanced setting interface.
Figure 9.4 Advanced Video Parameters
Click Copy to icon to copy the settings to other cameras in the group.
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9.1.3 Schedule
You can set different recording schedules in this interface. “Record” indicates that
the recording schedule will be configured to the device, and “Storage Server
Recording” indicates that the recording schedule will be configured to a Storage
Server. To assign an Storage Server for the recording schedule, please click Storage
Server icon to add at least one server and then select the storage server from the
list.
Figure 9.6 Schedule Settings
1. Click
to enter Schedule Template setting page
(Figure 9.6).
2. Click on Schedule Recording, Event Recording or Command Triggered
Recording to select different recording type to schedule a record,
3. Use the mouse to drag on each day’s time bar to configure the recording
schedule.
4. Double click the colored (configured) time bar to get this time period and
displays the scheduled time.
You can click
Click
Click
to delete the selected schedule.
to clear all the record schedules.
to copy the selected schedule section to other day (s)
Click Confirm to save the changes.
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means normal scheduled recording. The schedule time bar
shows blue.
means schedule recording for events. The schedule time bar
shows yellow
means schedule recording triggered by command. The
schedule time bar shows blue.
Figure 9.7 Edit Schedule Template
You can also copy the settings to other camera by clicking Copy to.
The schedule configuring procedure for the Capture Picture Schedule is the same as
configuring record schedule.
9.1.4 Video Display
The Display menu allows user to configure the display settings for the camera,
including:
Display Name: the camera name displayed on the live video.
Display Date: the date displayed on the live video.
Display Week: Display the week on the live video.
Enable Privacy Mask: Enable privacy mask function on the live video.
Text Overlay: Edit user-defined text to be displayed on the live video.
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Figure 9.8 Video Display Settings
To configure the user-defined text content, check the checkbox in the text box below
and then input the characters.
You can configure the OSD/text location and the privacy mask location & size on the
video image.
a. Select Draw OSD/Camera Name/text option from the drop-down list and
then use the mouse the move the OSD to the desired location on the video
image. Refer to Figure 9.9:
Figure 9.9 Configure OSD Location
b. After having enabled the privacy zones function, select Draw Tampering Area
option from the drop-down list to start drawing the privacy mask on the video
image, and then use the mouse to move the privacy mask to the desired
location or change the size. Please refer to Figure 9.10:
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Figure 9.10 Configure Privacy Zone
c. You can click the
button to remove the selected privacy zone, or click
to clear all privacy zones on the live video.
Note: No more than 4 privacy zones can be configured.
After all the display settings are completed, click
to save the settings.
9.1.5 Motion Detection
You can configure Motion Detection related parameters by clicking the Motion
Detection icon on the Camera Settings interface.
Figure 9.11 Motion Detection
Check the Enable Motion Detection checkbox.
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Draw the motion detection area on the video image by dragging the mouse and set
the sensitivity by moving the round icon on the sliding bar.
Click the
icon to select the whole video area for motion detection.
Click the
icon to delete the selected motion detection area
Click the
icon to delete all the motion detection areas.
Schedule: configure the motion detection record schedule.
Linkage Method Description:
Audible Warning: trigger audible warning on the device when motion detection is
triggered.
Notify Surveillance Center: upload alarm information to the CMS software when
motion detection is triggered.
Trigger Alarm Output: activate 1 or multiple channels of alarm output when
motion detection is triggered. Users need to specify the corresponding alarm output
channel (s) in the alarm output channel list.
Upload Captured Picture to FTP: when motion alarm is triggered, several
pictures will be captured and uploaded to FTP server.
Email Linkage: send an Email when motion detection is triggered. The email
account
settings
are
configured
under
the
Device
ManagementConfigNetworkEmail Settings.
Full Screen Monitoring: switch to full screen to monitor the motion detection
video..
Triggered Camera: trigger motion detection recording on the camera. Please
select the camera (s) that required to be recorded on the motion detection of
current camera in the camera input list.
After all the motion detection settings are completed, click
to save the
changes.
9.1.6 Tampering Alarm
Steps:
1.
Check Enable Tampering Detection in the Tampering configuration interface
(Figure 9.12).
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Figure 9.12 Tampering Alarm
2.
Configure time schedule for the tampering detection to take effect. The
schedule template can also be edited in the Schedule configuration interface.
3.
Draw the video tampering area on the video image and set the sensitivity by
moving the sliding bar. User can click the
button to select the whole area for
video tampering detection, or click the
button to delete the selected
tampering area.
Linkage Method Description
Audible Warning: trigger audio warning on the device when tampering detection
is triggered.
Notify Surveillance Center: upload alarm information to the CMS software when
tampering detection is triggered.
Trigger Alarm Output: activate 1 or multiple channels of alarm output when
tampering detection is triggered. Users need to specify the corresponding alarm
output channel (s) in the alarm output channel list.
Email Linkage: send an Email when tampering detection is triggered. The email
account
settings
are
configured
under
the
Device
ManagementConfigNetworkEmail Settings.
Full Screen Monitoring: switch to full screen to monitor the motion detection
video.
After all the tampering settings are done, click
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9.1.7 Video Loss
To configure the video loss detection function of the camera, please check Enable
Video Loss checkbox in the Video Loss configuration interface (Figure 9.13), and
select a time schedule for the video loss detection to take effect. The schedule
template can be edited in the Schedule configuration interface.
Figure 9.13 Video Loss Detection
Linkage Method Description:
Audible Warning: trigger audible warning on the device when video loss is
detected
Notify Surveillance Center: upload alarm information to the CMS software when
video loss is detected.
Trigger Alarm Output: activate 1 or multiple channels of alarm output when video
loss detection is triggered. Users need to specify the corresponding alarm output
channel (s) in the alarm output channel list.
Email Linkage: send an Email when video loss detection is triggered. The email
account
settings
are
configured
under
the
Device
ManagementConfigNetworkEmail Settings.
Full Screen Monitoring: switch to full screen to monitor on the video loss camera.
After all the video loss detection settings are done, click
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9.1.8 PTZ Control
In the PTZ Control configuration page, you can specific the PTZ connection
parameters, such as baud rate, data bits, stop bits, parity, flow control, PTZ protocol
and PTZ address (Figure 9.14).
Figure 9.14 PTZ
Please note that all these PTZ parameters should be consistent with the local
settings on the PTZ to ensure valid PTZ control.
Click
to copy all the PTZ settings to another camera. After all the PTZ
settings are done, click
to save the changes.
9.1.9 Network Connection
In the Network Connection configuration page, you can specify the protocol, choose
the stream type of the camera, and configure stream media server (Figure 9.15).
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Figure 9.15 Network Connection
If Obtain Video Stream via Stream Media Server is enabled, please
click
, click Add in the popup dialog box and input the
stream media server information to assign a stream media server for the stream.
Click
to copy all the Connection settings to another stream. After all
the Connection settings are done, click
to save the changes.
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9.2 Device Configuration
Click on the “Device Management” icon
in the control panel.
Figure 9.16 Device Configuration
Select the device you want to configure, and click
to enter the device configuration interface (Figure 9.16).
You can also enter the device configuration interface by
clicking
button in the Camera Import interface.
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Figure 9.17 Device Configuration- General
9.2.1 Information
In this status page (Figure 9.18), you can check the basic information of the device,
including device type, total channel number, HDD number, physical Alarm I/O
number, Device Serial Number, version information and so on.
Figure 9.18 Device Configuration- Information
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9.2.2 General
In the general configuration page (Figure 9.19), you can configure some general
properties of the device.
Figure 9.19 Device Configuration-General
Device Name: you can define the name of the device, which will be displayed on
the device list of the software.
Device No.: device number for the remote controller.
Record Replace: overwrite HDDs when HDDs are full.
Main BNC Scaling: scale image display on the main BNC output.
Spot BNC Scaling: scale image display on the spot BNC output.
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9.2.3 Network
In the network configuration interface (Figure 9.20), you can configure network
parameters for the device.
Figure 9.20 Device Configuration- Network
General Settings:
NIC Type: NIC type of the device.
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Device IP Address: IP address of the device.
Device Port: network port of the device, the default port number is 8000.
Subnet Mask: sub net mask IP for the device.
Gateway: default gateway IP for the device.
MAC Address: Mac address of the device, this is a read-only field.
Multicast Address: multicast address of the device, please leave this field empty if
multicast is not required.
MTU: the maximum transport unit, the default value is 1500.
Device Port: the port number of the device, the default value is 8000.
HTTP Port: Web servicer port, the default port number is 80.
Advanced Settings:
Figure 9.21 Device Configuration- Network Advanced Settings
NTP: NTP time synchronization. Click the Set button to configure NTP server and
the time zone.
Email: Email account settings for the device. Click the Sett button to configure
SMTP server parameters.
PPPOE: click the Set button to configure PPPOE parameters.
DDNS: click the Set button to configure DDNS parameters.
Advanced Settings: click the Set button to configure DNS Server Address, Alarm
Host IP and Alarm Host Port.
FTP: click Set button to configure FTP-related parameters for picture upload.
SNMP: click Set button to configure SNMP parameters if necessary.
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9.2.4 Alarm
In the alarm configuration page (Figure 9.20), you can configure Alarm I/O and
linkage actions for the device.
Figure 9.22 Device Configuration– Alarm
Alarm Settings:
Alarm Input: select an alarm input channel for configuration.
IP Address: IP address of the digital alarm input. “Local” stands for the hard-wired
alarm input interface on the device. This is a read-only field.
Alarm Name: define a name for the alarm input channel.
Alarm Status: Normal Open stands for normally open status and Normal Closed
stands for normally closed status.
You should check the Handling checkbox to activate alarm linked action settings.
Arming Schedule: set the time schedule to handle the alarm triggered actions. The
schedule template is configured in “Schedule” settings page of camera Settings.
Please refer to Section 9.1.3 for detailed description of operation steps.
Linkage: click Set to enter alarm linked action settings (Figure 9.21). Check the
alarm action(s) which are required to be activated after the alarm input has been
triggered, and select corresponding channel number if required.
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Figure 9.23 Alarm Handling Method
Alarm output settings:
Alarm Output: select an alarm output channel for configuration.
IP Address: IP address for the digital alarm output. “Local” stands for the
hard-wired alarm output interface on the device. This is a read-only field.
Output Delay: select the delayed time duration for the alarm output.
Arming Schedule: set the time schedule to activate the alarm output. The
schedule template is configured in “Schedule” settings page of camera configuration.
Please refer to Section 9.1.3 for detailed information.
9.2.5 User
In the user configuration page (Figure 9.24), you can create users accounts and
assign different permission for each account.
Click “Add”, “Modify” or ”Delete” to create/edit/delete a user account. The created
user account(s) with basic information will be listed in the area below.
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Figure 9.24 Device Configuration- User
To add a user, you can click Add, and then input the user’s basic information in the
pop-out interface below.
Figure 9.25 User Configuration
9.2.6 HDD
In the HDD configuration page (Figure 9.26), all the HDD installed on the device will
be listed with basic information, and you can configure HDD groups by HDD Group
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Settings, or format the HDD by Format button on the HDD configuration interface.
Figure 9.26 Device Configuration- HDD
9.2.7 Exception
You can select the exception type, and check the linkage actions accordingly under
“Alarm Triggering Mode” (also select the channel number in “Alarm Output”).
Different linkage actions can be configured for different exception type.
Figure 9.27 Device Configuration- Exception
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9.2.8 File
Select the Channel Number, select different file property (i.e. All, locked,
unlocked), define the start and end time of the record log files, and then click
Search. The matched record files will be listed accordingly.
Figure 9.28 Device Configuration- File
If the device supports remote backup function, user can also select files and click
Backup to back up all the selected record files.
Figure 9.29 Device Configuration- File Backup
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Similarly, captured pictures stored on local device can also be searched, played back
and backed up. Picture types include Normal, Motion, Alarm, Continuous Capture,
etc.
9.2.9 Log
Log file query on the local device (Figure 9.30). Select the Search Mode, select
different Major Type and Minor Type of the log file, define the start and end time of
the log files, and then click Search. The log will be listed accordingly.
Figure 9.30 Device Configuration- Log
9.2.10 Holiday
In the holiday setting interface for the device, you can check the holiday settings
and edit the holiday schedule.
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Figure 9.31 Device Configuration- Holiday
To edit the holiday schedule you click the edit icon on the right. Then you can set the
start and end time for the holiday.
Figure 9.32 Device Configuration- Holiday Modification
9.2.11 Others
In this interface, you can set the RS232 information and remote upgrade
information.
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Figure 9.33 Device Configuration- Other
For the remote upgrading function, click […] to browse and select the upgrade file,
and then click Upgrade to start upgrading. The upgrading process will be displayed
and reboot is required when the upgrading process is finished.
9.2.12 Channel-Zero
Channel Zero is a feature to decrease the required bandwidth, when you remotely
view many channels at the same time using web browser or remote client software.
Channel Zero is specially used for encoding the spot output port. You could set the
spot output (zero-channel) encoding parameters, window divisions and the cycle
mode. By this function, user could preview the video of the spot output, and it could
save the bandwidth for user.
If the device supports Channel Zero feature and the channel number is set to be
more than the analog channel number, the last channel of the device will be the
Channel Zero. The priority of the Channel Zero is higher than IP camera channel. If
you want to use the IP channel of the DVR, you need to set the channel number to
be more than the summation of the analog and IP channel number, and
zero-channel need this one channel to display.
You can enter the settings interface to configure the zero channel settings, e.g.,
enable/disable zero-channel coding, Max. bitrate, frame rate, screen layout, dwell
time, and camera order.
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Figure 9.34 Device Configuration- Zero Channel
The camera order is to set the camera order for displaying.
Click Set to enter the Channel Sequence Settings interface. Select the screen split
mode and then adjust the camera order as required. Refer to Figure 9.30.
Figure 9.35 Zero Channel- Camera Order Settings
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Chapter10. E-Map
Click
on the Control Panel to enter the interface of E-map operation.
Figure 10.1 E-map
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10.1 Adding a E-map
For the first time to use E-map, you are required to add a map first. Click Add Map
icon to add a new map.
Note: For one camera group, only one e-map can be added.
Figure 10.2 Add E-map
Enter a name of Map, and select the map from your local PC.
Figure 10.3 Enter E-map Information
Note: Map picture format should be *png, *jpg or *bmp.
After adding the map, it is displayed on the screen and name of map also shows on
the list of group.
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Figure 10.4 E-map Display
Toolbar buttons description:
Button
Description
Modify map, change map name or path.
Delete map.
Add hot spot on the map
Modify hot spot name and link certain camera to the
host spot on the map.
Remove selected hot spot from the map.
Clear alarm display on E-Map manually. This icon
only shows in Map Preview mode.
10.2 Editing the E-map
Click
to show the editing toolbar, click
or double click the
map name on the left bar of the interface to show the map editing interface. You can
modify map name and change another map here.
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Figure 10.5 Edit E-map Information
To show the location of the camera on the map:
1.
Click
and select the camera you want to add on the map as a hot spot,
and then drag it to the correct position.
2.
You can also just drag camera from the list on the left bar to the correct position.
If there is alarm triggered in the camera you linked as a hot spot, icon
appear near the camera icon.
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Chapter11. Decoding Device
Management
VMS-A1 client software allows the access of Decoder for decoding and outputting
the network video signal from DVR, DVS, network Camera, network speed dome
and encoder card and display the video on TV wall.
11.1 Adding Decoding Device
Before controlling the decoder, you need to add the decoder.
There are two ways to add a decoder.
1.
Click
to enter decoding device setting interface. And the click Add to
add the decoding device.
Figure 11.1 Decoding Device Management Interface
2. Enter the information for the decoding device.
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Figure 11.2 Add Decoding Device
11.2 Editing TV Wall
After adding the decoding device, and enter the TV Wall interface from the control
panel, the device name will be displayed in the device list on the left.
Figure 11.3 Edit TV Wall
1.
Click
to select output mode.
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Figure 11.4 Select Video Wall Model
2.
Click and drag one or more output (VGA or BNC) from the output list (Area 1) to
the blank area (Area 2).
Figure 11.5 TV Wall Configuration
You can select 1/4/9/16 window-splitting layout by clicking
in
area 3.
Bottom Toolbar Description:
Button
Description
Button
Description
Align Right
Align Left
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Align Bottom
Align Top
Center and
Center and
Vertical
Horizontal
Distribute
Distribute Vertical
Horizontal Space
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11.3 Adding Cameras to TV Wall
You can also directly display the image from a camera to the TV-Wall.
Steps:
1.
Click the camera number on the left bar, and then add it to the TV Wall.
There are three modes to show the view of cameras into TV wall: Live view,
Alarm and Cycle decoding.
2.
Click
or
to switch between Live view mode and Alarm mode.
In Live view mode, drag channel from left list to window, then it start decoding and
show the live view on the TV wall.
Figure 11.6 TV Wall Configuration
In Alarm mode, click
in “Alarm Events” to start decoding the signal from the
channel and show it on the TV Wall when alarm occurrs.
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In Cycle Decoding mode: Drag the whole group into window and it start cycle
decoding.
Pause / Recover cycle decoding
Right click window to pop up a dialog box and select Pause or Recover cycle decoding.
User may also directly click
/
on the bottom.
Buttons
Description
Preview mode
Alarm mode
PTZ mode
Start decoding
Stop decoding
Start cycle decoding
Stop cycle decoding
3.
Click
to save settings or
settings of current edit mode interface.
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Chapter12. Log
12.1 Log Query
Click
on the Control Panel to enter the Local Log Search interface. User is
allowed to search logs by log type, minor log type, user, group, camera and
start/end time. Select search criteria of log, and click Search to start searching. The
matched logs will be listed on the display pane. Refer to Figure 12.1.
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Figure 12.1 Log Search
12.2 Log Backup
Select the logs from the list and then click
pops out.
, the Backup Log dialog box
Select saving path of log files and then click Backup icon. The log will be
exported as .XML file.
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Figure 12.2 Log Backup to Device
12.3 Opening Log File
For the log files that have been backed up to local PC, you can open them by clicking
FileOpen Log File from the menu bar to enter the Log File interface.
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Figure 12.3 Open Log File
Click the
button to browse the folders where the log files are located.
After selecting the log file, click
to open the log file. Refer to Figure 12.4.
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Chapter13. System Configuration
Click on the
interface.
icon on the control panel to enter the system configuration
13.1 General
In the General system configuration interface (Figure 13.1), you can set general
configuration for the local system.
Figure 13.1 System Configuration-General
Interval of Screen Switching: time duration to switch the TV wall display. Unit:
second.
Log Keeping Time: the expired time for the logs to be kept.
Picture Quality: the general image quality setting. It can be set as low, middle and
high according on your demands.
Network Performance: can be set as low, middle, and high.
CPU Performance: can be set as low, middle, and high.
Enable auto-logon: automatically login the software without user account
validation.
Prioritize the playback of the record files on the storage server: Enable NVR
playback priority during playback operation if required.
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You can click
to save the new settings, or click
to restore
the default settings.
13.2 File
In the File configuration interface (Figure 13.2), you can set the storage path to
store video files, picture files and configuration file.
1.
Click the
2.
Click
button to browse the file and select the file directory accordingly.
to save the new settings, or click
to restore
default setting.
Figure 13.2 System Configuration- File
13.3 Alarm Sound
In the Alarm Sound configuration interface (Figure 13.4), you can select different
audio file for different types of alarm.
1.
Click
button to open the file browser.
2.
Select an audio file for the alarm type.
You may also click the
button to listen to the selected audio file.
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3.
Click
to save the current configuration, or click
to
restore the default settings.
Figure 13.3 System Configuration-Alarm Sound
13.4 Email
In the email configuration interface (Figure 13.4), you can set the SMTP account
information for sending the alarm event action of the local software to the dedicated
email address.
Steps:
1.
Input correct SMTP information about the mail server and click
to
check if the test message can be send to the email address successfully.
2.
You can click
to save the new settings, or click
restore default settings
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Chapter14. FAQ
Live View
Question:
How to get the live view for the channels in the remote client?
Answer:
Step 1: Add the device into the software device list; please refer to 4.1 Adding
Device for more details.
Step 2: Add a channel from the device from the device list into a group. Please
refer to 4.3 Adding a Camera Group for detailed information.
Step 3: Open the Main View interface from the Control Panel, and drag the
camera from the group list on the left side to the display window, see 5.2
Starting Live View.
Playback
Question: How to search for video files recorded of certain event mode?
Answer:
Step 1: Go to Event Search interface and select an event type: motion or alarm
(i.e. alarm input).
Step 2: Choose a camera in the group and specify a start time, then click Search
button.
Step 3: Select a window, and double-click a video file from the search results list
to play the video of that channel.
Configuration
Question: How to set encoding parameters in the device configuration?
Answer:
The encoding parameters should be set separately for each camera, and it is
configured in “Camera Configuration” setup page. Click on the “Camera
Configuration” icon
in the control panel to enter the Camera Configuration
interface.
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