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Professional Digital Video Recording and Surveillance Solution Chapter
Server and Client
The VisionHQ DVR package consists of (2) two
VisionHQ Server & VisionHQ Client. ∙ The DVR Server is a behind‐
the‐scene application that captures, processes and records video and then servesit to local or remote DVR Client software. ∙The DVR Client is the application that shows live and recorded video streams from a single DVR Server or multiple DVR Servers; it also allows users to configure and control DVR Server(s). Chapter
Installation, Activation and
Initial Setup
Note: There is only one installation package for both the VisionHQ Server and the Client. During the installation process you will be presented with a choice to install either both of the available applications or just one of them.
The VisionHQ Server requires activation with the Activation Key provided to you when you purchased the product. The VisionHQ Server can only be activated on one computer. Once the activation Key has been used; it will no longer be valid and unable to activate the software on any other computer. However, you can skip the activation process if you would like to try our product first. The VisionHQ Client software does NOT
require activation and can be installed on as many computers as you wish.
The VisionHQ Server Setup Wizard will walk you through all steps in order to help you setup your server. It will help you with tasks such as: entering unique server name, administrating login setup, enabling access from remote Clients and TCP/IP port selection, application running mode. You can always come back to this Wizard later to change your settings though the Windows Start Menu.
Note: The VisionHQ Server could run as a Windows Service (this means the software will be fully operational even if nobody has logged into Windows) or as an Application. However, if you are evaluating this product, this option will not be available to you.
Adding a Server
Note: When you start the DVR Client for the first time the Add Server Wizard will automatically open.
SERVER: To add a server you will need to know the servers’ IP address. If you are running the VisionHQ Client on the same system as the Server put localhost as the IP. IP Port: if you leave this blank, the default port 60554 will be used.
User and Password: Enter a user name and password. Later you can add, remove or modify the server connection information from the Server menu. The name you want to give to your server.
Note: The Server connection information can be saved into the DVR Client file (.lxd) through the File menu. These files could be used to group servers, to share connections with others, etc.
Adding Cameras to The Server
Note: If you have installed any VisionHQ supported multi‐channel video server or any IP cameras on the computer with the DVR Server, than those devices will automatically appear on the Structure Pane under Server‐>Video. However, you will need to go through the Camera Setup Wizard anyway to initially configure those cameras. You may start this operation from: Server‐>Selected Server‐>Task‐>Camera Setup Wizard.
Network Devices:
There are two ways to add Network (IP) cameras or video servers: you can run the VisionHQ Automatic Discovery Wizard (you can start it from Server‐
>Selected Server‐>Task‐
>Automatically discover network video devices), which will help you to find and add them to a Server or You can add them manually from the Camera Setup Wizard. Remember that each Network Camera and Server has to be configured to your network settings using the manufacturer’s software prior to adding it to a VisionHQ Server.
Configuring Cameras
Cameras: Each camera has to be configured via the Camera Setup Wizard in order to record video from this camera and to analyze video stream for motion detection. The Camera Setup Wizard will help you assign names for each camera, adjust the cameras properties (like frame size, etc), select the compression type (it is recommended to always select Enable Server Side Compression if available), setup motion detector and recording settings. Chapter
Viewing Live Video
Note: You can select any screen arrangement from the menu View‐>Screen Arrangement. However, the most useful configurations are pre‐configured and available on the toolbar. To select a video stream into a particular window right click on that window. The Video Stream submenu will open and it will have all available video streams from all currently connected servers to choose from (In order to have a selection in this menu, you must have previously added Servers). Dragging and dropping cameras from the Structure Pane or from any another window into a preferred window of your choice, will also change the selected video stream in that window.
Any screen arrangement and video stream selections could be saved into the layout by selecting View‐>Save Current Layout. Later you can activate, delete and set up start‐up layouts from the View‐>Manage Layouts menu.
Frame rates and video quality will depend on the video capturing device, the available network bandwidth between the client and the server, number of cameras, selected frame sizes, and the compression quality.
Note: Playback is accessible only if you have something recorded on the server.
To playback recorded video streams select from the menu Server‐>Selected Server‐
>Tasks‐>Open Archive. You can select a stream in the Structure pane. All of the video navigation controls are available from the menu Navigation in addition to the Playback control buttons and the Jog Dial style controls at the bottom of the window.
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