TruVision DVR 41 User Manual
TruVision DVR 41 User
Manual
P/N 1072566A-EN • REV 1.0 • ISS 25SEP12
Copyright
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© 2012 UTC Fire & Security. All rights reserved.
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UTC Fire & Security.
Other trade names used in this document may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of the manufacturers or vendors of the
respective products.
Manufacturer
UTC Fire & Security Americas Corporation, Inc.
2955 Red Hill Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5923, USA
Authorized EU manufacturing representative:
UTC Fire & Security B.V.
Kelvinstraat 7, 6003 DH Weert, The Netherlands
Certification
FCC compliance
N4131
Class B: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
There is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
European Union
directives
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
12004/108/EC (EMC directive): Hereby, UTC Fire & Security
declares that this device is in compliance or with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
2004/108/EC.
2002/96/EC (WEEE directive): Products marked with this symbol
cannot be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste in the European
Union. For proper recycling, return this product to your local supplier
upon the purchase of equivalent new equipment, or dispose of it at
designated collection points. For more information see:
www.recyclethis.info.
2006/66/EC (battery directive): This product contains a battery that
cannot be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste in the European
Union. See the product documentation for specific battery
information. The battery is marked with this symbol, which may
include lettering to indicate cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), or mercury
(Hg). For proper recycling, return the battery to your supplier or to a
designated collection point. For more information see:
www.recyclethis.info.
Contact information
For contact information, see www.utcfireandsecurity.com or
www.utcfssecurityproducts.eu
Content
Chapter 1
Product introduction 1
Product overview 1
Chapter 2
Installation 3
Installation environment 3
Unpacking the TVR 41 and its accessories 3
Back panel 4
PTZ dome camera set up 5
Wiring the keypad 10
RS-485 ports 12
RS-232 port 13
Monitor connections 13
Loop through 13
Audio inputs and output 13
Brackets 14
Chapter 3
Getting started 15
Turning on and off the DVR 15
Using the setup wizard 16
Chapter 4
Operating instructions 19
Controlling the TVR 41 19
Using the front panel 19
Using the mouse 21
Using the IR remote control 22
Menu overview 25
Chapter 5
Live view 29
Description of live view 29
Switching monitors 30
Controlling live view mode 30
Multiview format 32
Sequencing cameras 33
Accessing frequently used commands 33
Configuring live view 35
V-stream encoding 37
Chapter 6
Controlling a PTZ camera 39
Configuring PTZ settings 39
Calling up presets, tours and shadow tours 40
Setting and calling up presets 41
Setting and calling up preset tours 43
Setting and calling up a shadow tour 44
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Playing back a recording 47
Overview of the playback window 47
Instant playback 49
All-day playback 50
Searching recorded video 51
Playing back recordings by time and video type 52
Playing back recordings by event 53
Creating and playing back bookmarked recordings 54
Slideshow of snapshots 55
Playing back recordings from the system log 55
Motion search 56
Playing back frame-by-frame 57
Digital zoom in playback 58
Chapter 8
Archiving recorded files 59
Archiving files 59
Creating and archiving video clips 61
Archiving snapshots 62
Managing backup devices 63
Playing back archived files on a PC 63
Chapter 9
Using the web browser 65
Windows Vista and 7 users 65
Accessing the web browser 66
Web browser overview 66
Using the web browser to configure the device 68
Searching and playing back recorded video 69
Searching for event logs 71
Controlling a PTZ dome camera in the web browser 71
Chapter 10
Recording 73
Initializing recording settings 73
Defining a recording schedule 75
Daily schedules 76
Holiday schedules 77
Motion detection schedules 77
External alarm schedules 78
Protecting recorded files 78
Configuring redundant recording 79
Chapter 11
Alarm settings 81
Description of alarm notification types 81
Setting up motion detection 82
Setting up external alarms 84
Triggering or clearing alarm outputs manually 86
Setting up system notifications 86
Detecting video loss 87
Detecting video tampering 87
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Network settings 89
Configuring general network settings 89
Configuring PPPoE 90
Configuring DDNS 91
Configuring an NTP server 91
Configuring e-mail 92
Configuring SNMP 93
Configuring the FTP server 93
Configuring a remote alarm host 93
Configuring multicast 94
Configuring the server and HTTP ports 94
Configuring the RTSP service port 94
Checking network status 95
Exporting network packet data 96
Chapter 13
HDD management 97
Initializing HDDs 97
Setting the HDD quota 97
Setting HDD groups 98
Setting the HDD property 98
Checking HDD status 99
Configuring HDD alarms 99
Managing eSATA 100
Checking the S.M.A.R.T. information 100
Chapter 14
Camera settings 103
Configuring the OSD settings 103
Setting up privacy masking 104
Adjusting video image settings 105
Chapter 15
DVR management 107
General settings 107
Updating system firmware 109
Restoring default settings 110
Viewing system information 111
Searching system logs for events 112
Chapter 16
User management 113
Adding a new user 113
Customizing a user’s access privileges 114
Deleting a user 116
Modifying a user 116
Changing the Admin password 116
Chapter 17
iTVRmobile 117
Setup and login 117
Live view 118
Controlling a PTZ camera 119
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Device management 120
Favorites 121
Local configuration 122
Change passwords 122
Snapshots 122
Appendix A
Specifications 123
Appendix B
PTZ protocols 125
Appendix C
TVK-505U keypad 127
Using a TVK-505U keypad 127
Appendix D
KTD-405 keypad 129
Supported firmware 129
Wiring the keypad 129
Setting up the keypad to work with the TVR 41 130
Operating the keypad 132
Appendix E
Maximum pre-recording times 137
Appendix F
Supported PTZ commands 139
Appendix G
Default menu settings 141
Glossary 149
Index 151
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Chapter 1
Product introduction
Product overview
This is the TruVision DVR 41(TVR 41) User Manual for models:
Table 1: Product codes
Americas
EMEA
TVR-4108-2T
TVR-4104-1TEA
TVR-4108-4T
TVR-4104-2TEA
TVR-4116-2T
TVR-4108-2TEA
TVR-4116-4T
TVR-4108-4TEA
TVR-4116-8T
TVR-4116-2TEA
TVR-4116-12T
TVR-4116-4TEA
TVR-4116-8TEA
TVR-4116-12TEA
Note: Models are shipped with the power chords for their region.
For regions not listed in Table 1 above, please contact your local supplier.
The TruVision™ DVR 41 (TVR 41) is a versatile, user-friendly embedded digital
video recorder (DVR) allowing end-users to record 4, 8, or 16 analog cameras at
4 CIF in real time (25/30 fps), while providing integration with the UTC portfolio of
security solutions, and offering a seamless product experience within the
TruVision brand.
Its dual streaming functionality allows the user to set up different settings for
recording and streaming video in live view mode.
TruVision DVR 41 can fully integrate with the license-free TruVision Navigator
software, which is ideal for the most commercial applications. TVR 41’s easy and
intuitive-to-use web browser interface enables remote configuration and secure
viewing, searching, and playing back of video from computers connected via the
Internet.
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Chapter 2
Installation
This section describes how to install the TVR 41 unit.
Installation environment
When installing your product, consider these factors:
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Ventilation
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Temperature
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Moisture
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Chassis load
Ventilation: Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions. Ensure that the location planned for the installation
of the unit is well ventilated.
Temperature: Consider the unit’s operating temperature (-10 to +55 ºC, 14 to
131 °F) and noncondensing humidity specifications (10 to 90%) before choosing
an installation location. Extremes of heat or cold beyond the specified operating
temperature limits may reduce the life expectancy of the DVR. Do not install the
unit on top of other hot equipment. Leave 44 mm (1.75 in.) of space between
rack-mounted TruVision DVR 41 units.
Moisture: Do not use the unit near water. Moisture can damage the internal
components. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this unit to
rain or moisture.
Chassis: Equipment weighing less than 15.9 kg (35 lb.) may be placed on top of
the unit.
Unpacking the TVR 41 and its accessories
When you receive the product, check the package and contents for damage, and
verify that all items are included. There is an item list included in the package. If
any of the items are damaged or missing, please contact your local supplier.
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Items shipped with the product include:
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IR (infrared) remote control
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Two AAA batteries for the remote control
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AC power cords
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USB mouse
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DVR
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Video loop through cable
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CD with software and manuals
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TruVision DVR 41 Quick Start Guide
•
TruVision DVR 41 User Manual (on CD)
Back panel
Figure 1 on page 5 shows the back panel connections and describes each
connector on a typical TVR 41 digital video recorder. Details may vary for specific
models.
Before powering up the DVR, connect the cameras and a main monitor for basic
operation.
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Figure 1: Back panel connections
1. Connect up to 16 analog cameras to BNC
connectors.
10. Connect to an optional USB device such as
a mouse, CD/DVD burner or HDD.
2. Connect audio inputs (available for each
camera) to RCA connectors.
11. Connect to a network.
3. Connect up to two CCTV monitors (BNCtype connectors):
- Spot monitor
- Main monitor
4. Connect to speakers for audio output.
5. Connect RCA connector to a microphone.
6. Connect to a RS-232 device.
7. Connect to a VGA monitor.
8. Connect to an optional eSATA device such
as SATA HDD, CD/DVD-RM.
9. Connect to a HDTV. The HDMI connection
supports both digital audio and video.
12. Terminate the line to the dome cameras
using this RS-485 switch. Default is Off.
13. Connect to a PTZ control.
14. Connect to a keyboard (KTD-405 shown)
15. Connect up to 16 alarm input cables to
relay outputs.
16. Connect up to four alarm relay outputs.
17. Connect to ground.
18. Connect to a power cord.
19. Loop through for up to 16 analog cameras
(see item 1).
PTZ dome camera set up
Use the USB mouse provided or the optional keypad for local telemetry control. If
using the TVR 41 over a network, use the web browser to control the PTZ dome
cameras or TruVision Navigator.
See Appendix B on page125 for the supported protocols and Appendix F on
page 139 for the PTZ commands supported by each protocol.
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Each PTZ camera must be set up individually. For information on configuring
PTZ dome camera settings, see Chapter 6, “Controlling a PTZ camera” on page
39.
Connecting a TVR 41 to a PTZ dome camera and a
keypad
Use the input/output box that is supplied with the keypad to connect a keypad to
the TVR 41. The keypad can be connected to a PTZ camera for local control or
for control over the network.
See Figure 2 below for the preferred setup. Any PTZ dome camera can be
controlled as the DVR is doing the PTZ protocol translation. However, this setup
provides only limited dome configuration.
Figure 2: Connecting a keypad to the TVR 41 for control of a PTZ dome camera over the
network
Configuring the PTZ protocols for Interlogix cameras
Before the PTZ dome cameras are assembled in their housings, set their
protocol and address DIP switches for the TVR 41. See Table 2 on page 7 for
different Interlogix PTZ dome camera settings.
If you are using PTZ dome cameras from another company, please refer to their
configuration instructions.
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Table 2: PTZ protocols for Interlogix cameras
Camera
Switch setting
TruVision Mini PTZ Protocol DIP
12X: Indoor Dome switches:
000000
RS-485
communication DIP
switches:
0000000000
Camera ID DIP
switches:
Select the
camera ID
DIP switch
address as
required
1. Protocol DIP switches
2. RS-485 communication DIP switches
3. Camera ID DIP switches
RS-485 data connector:
TruVision Mini PTZ Protocol DIP
12X: Outdoor
switches:
Dome
000000
RS-485
communication DIP
switches:
0000000000
Camera ID DIP
switches:
Select the
camera ID
DIP switch
address as
required.
1. Protocol DIP switches
2. RS-485 communication DIP switches
3. Camera ID DIP switches
RS-485 data connector:
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Camera
Switch setting
TruVision Dome
16X PTZ
Protocol switches:
0111
Address switches:
Select the
camera ID
DIP switch
address as
required.
Baud rate:
0000
1. Address switches; 2. Baud switches;
3. Protocol switches
RS-485 data connector:
CyberDome
Protocol switches:
NA
Address switches:
Select the
camera ID
DIP switch
address as
required.
RS-485 data connector:
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Camera
Switch setting
UltraView PTZ
Protocol switches:
01000
Address switches:
Select the
switch
address as
required.
1. Protocol switches;
2. Address switches
RS-485 data connector:
Legend
Protocol switches:
1
Address switches:
Select the
camera ID
DIP switch
address as
required.
RS-485 data connector:
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Wiring the keypad
The keypad uses RS-485 simplex wiring. The signal is transferred by a single
twisted pair line. A shielded STP CAT5 network cable is recommended. Ground
one end of the cable, either the first or last device on the RS-485 line.
The maximum number of devices that can be installed in one bus is 255, with a
maximum cable length of 1200 m. The cable length can be expanded using a
signal distributor.
Both the first and the last device in series should be terminated with 120 Ohm
resistance to minimize line reflections. See Figure 3 below.
Figure 3: RS-485 bus serial wiring (KTD-405 keypad shown)
1. Keypad
2. I/O box
3. See section “RS-485 ports” on page 12
Use an RS-485 signal distributor for a star wiring configuration. See Figure 4 on
page 11.
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Figure 4: Star wiring with RS-485 signal distributor
Correct:
1. Keypad
2. I/O box
3. RS-485/KTD-83 distributor
4. See section “RS-485 ports” on page 12
Incorrect:
1. Keypad
2. I/O box
3. See section “RS-485 ports” on page 12
Use an RS-485/KTD-83 signal distributor to increase the maximum number of
devices on the bus as well as the total range. Each distributor output provides
another RS-485 bus, extending the output an additional 1200 m. Up to 31
TVR 41s can be connected to each output. See Figure 5 on page 12.
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Figure 5: Expanding the system with an RS-485 signal distributor
1. Keypad
2. I/O box
3. RS-485/KTD-83 distributor
4. See section “RS-485 ports” below
Caution: Most signal distributors are unidirectional. This means that the signal
only flows from the input towards the outputs. Consequently it is not possible to
connect several keypads.
See section “RS-485 ports” below to configure the RS-485 port communication
settings.
RS-485 ports
There are two RS-485 ports on the rear panel of the DVR. See Figure 6 on page
13 for the serial pin outs.
•
Dome RS-485:
A and B: Connect pan, tilt, zoom control of PTZ dome cameras. A = +, B = C and D: Not used
G: Ground of dome camera
G: Ground of keypad
•
12
Keyb: Connect the keypad.
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Figure 6: RS-485 pins
RS-232 port
Use the RS-232 port to connect CBR-PB3-POS (point-of-sale) and ATM devices
to the DVR.
Monitor connections
Connect the unit to the monitors via 75-ohm video coaxial cables with BNC
connectors. The unit provides a 1 Vp-p CVBS signal. See Figure 1 on page 5 for
connecting a monitor to a TVR 41.
The TVR 41 supports up to 1280 × 1024 / 60 Hz resolution in VGA. The monitor
resolution should be at least 800 × 600. Adjust your monitor accordingly to this
resolution.
Loop through
You can loop through the analog cameras to equipment such as a matrix,
monitors or a second DVR. There are 16 numbered loop-through BNC outputs.
See Figure 1 on page 5.
Audio inputs and output
The unit is equipped with 16 audio inputs and two audio outputs. Both the audio
output and the audio inputs are line-level. Each 16 audio input is associated with
one of the 16 cameras.
Audio input
RCA jack, 315 mV, 40 kohms. Unbalanced
Audio output
RCA jack, 315mV, 600 ohms. Unbalanced
Note: Line-level audio requires amplification.
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Brackets
The DVR is easily rack-mountable with the purchase of the TVR-RK-1 rackmount kit. See Figure 7 below. Contact your local supplier to order it.
Figure 7: Rack-mount installation
Attach the small front rack ears to the unit
(screws supplied)
Attach the DVR to the front rails
(screws not included)
To install the racks:
1. Attach the two small front-rack mount ears to the DVR (screws supplied).
2. Attach the two large rear support brackets (not supplied) to the rear rails.
3. Attach the DVR to the front rails (screws not supplied).
Caution:
Do not rack-mount the TVR 41 without the rear rails installed. Failure to install
the rear rails can damage the DVR.
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Chapter 3
Getting started
Turning on and off the DVR
Before starting the power up process, connect at least one monitor to the video
out or the VGA interface. Otherwise, you will not be able to see the user interface
and operate the device. Also connect at least one camera.
The TVR 41 auto-detects the video mode (PAL or NTSC) on startup.
It is equipped with a universal power supply that will auto-sense 110/240 V,
60/50 Hz.
Note: It is recommended that an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is used in
conjunction with the device.
To turn on the DVR:
Turn on the DVR using the power switch on the back panel. The power LED
turns blue. A splash screen appears on screen showing the status of the HDD.
Once the TVR 41 is powered up, the indicator bar on the front panel will light up
green. All connected cameras are displayed on-screen. The TVR 41
automatically begins recording.
To turn off the DVR:
1. In live view mode, right-click the mouse and click Menu. The main menu
screen appears.
2. Select the Power Manager icon.
3. In the Shutdown popup menu, select Shutdown. Click Yes to confirm
shutdown.
To reboot the DVR:
1. In live view mode, right-click the mouse and click Menu. The main menu
screen appears.
2. Select the Power Manager icon.
3. In the Shutdown popup menu, select Reboot. Click Yes to confirm shutdown.
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Using the setup wizard
The TVR 41 has an express installation wizard that lets you easily configure
basic DVR settings when first used. It configures all cameras simultaneously.
The configuration can then be customized as required.
By default the setup wizard will start once the DVR has loaded. It will walk you
through some of the more important settings of your DVR.
Any changes you make to a setup configuration page are saved when you exit
the page and return to the main wizard page.
To quickly set up the TVR 41:
1. Connect all the devices required to the back panel of the DVR. See Figure 1
on page 5.
2. Turn on the unit using the power switch on the front panel. After the boot up
screen, the DVR displays video images on screen.
3. Select the preferred language for the system from the dropdown list and then
click Next.
4. Enable or disable the option to start the wizard automatically when the DVR is
turned on. Click Next.
5. Administrator configuration:
Navigate to the Admin Password edit box and click the edit box with the
mouse, or press Enter on the front panel or remote control, to display the
virtual keyboard. Enter the default admin password, 1234.
Note: You must enter an admin password. To change the Admin password,
check New Admin password and enter the new password and confirm it.
Caution: It is strongly recommended that you change the password of the
administrator. Do not leave 1234 as the default password. Write it down in a
safe place so that you do not forget it.
If you should forget the password to your DVR, contact your supplier with the
serial number of your DVR to obtain a secure code to reset your DVR.
Click Next.
6. Time and date configuration:
Select the desired time zone, date format, system time and system date.
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Note: The system time and date are visible on screen. However, they do not
appear in recordings.
Click Next to move to the next page, or Previous to return to the previous
page.
7. Network configuration:
Configure your network settings such as the NIC type, IP address, subnet
mask and default gateway. Enter the preferred DNS server address as well
as the alternate one to use.
Click Next to move to the next page, or Previous to return to the previous
page.
8. HDD management:
Configure your HDD settings as required.
You can group HDDs and assign cameras to a group. See “Setting HDD
groups” on page 98 for further information. You can also set up a drive for
redundant recording. See “Configuring redundant recording” on page 79.
After configuring your HDD settings, click Initialize and Next to move to the
next page, or Previous to return to the previous page.
9. Recording configuration:
Configure your recording settings as required. The settings apply to all
cameras connected to the DVR.
Check the Constant Recording checkbox for the DVR to record continuously
all day. If left unchecked, the DVR will not record.
Check the TL-Hi check box and select its image resolution and frame rate.
Check the TL-Lo check box and select its image resolution and frame rate.
To record motion detection events, check Event (Motion) and select the
image resolution and frame rate.
To record alarm events, check Alarm and select the image resolution and
frame rate.
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Under Camera name enter the camera name. A soft keyboard will appear to
enter the characters.
10. When all the required changes have been entered, a page appears showing
all the settings.
Click Finish to exit the Wizard. The TVR 41 is now ready to use.
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Chapter 4
Operating instructions
Controlling the TVR 41
There are several ways to control the DVR:
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Front panel control
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Mouse control
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IR remote control
•
KTD-405 / TVK-505U keypad control (see Appendix)
•
Web browser control
You can use your preferred control method for any procedure, but in most cases
we describe procedures using mouse terminology. Optional control methods are
given only when they differ substantially from mouse control methods.
Using the front panel
The function buttons on the front panel control can be used to operate many, but
not all, of the main functions of the DVR. The LED indicators light up or flash to
alert you of various conditions. The functions available can be limited by setting
passwords. See Figure 8 on page 20 for more information.
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Figure 8: Front panel
11
12
13
Menu
10
9
8
Zoom
DVR 41
Alarm
Live
Search
A
Display
Replay
Preset Tour
1
F1
3
2
4
5
6
7
HDD
8
Network
Internal
Eject
1
2
Archive
3
Seq
B
F2
4
9
10
11
12
5
13
14
15
Alarm
16
6
7
The controls on the front panel include:
Item
Name
Description
1.
USB port
Universal serial bus (USB) port for additional devices
such as USB mouse and USB hard disk drive (HDD).
2.
Eject button
Ejects CD/DVD disc.
3.
Archive button
Press once to enter quick archive mode. Press twice to
start archiving.
4.
Display buttons
Display: Toggles through the various multiviews: full,
quad, 1+5, 1+7, 9, and 16.
Sequence: Starts/stops sequencing in live view mode.
A: Selects monitor VGA/A in live view mode
B: Selects monitor A/B in live view mode
F1: In all-day playback, click to start and stop video
clipping.
F2:In live view mode, click to display/hide the time bar.
In all-day playback, click to hide/display the playback
control toolbar.
5.
IR receiver
Receiver for IR remote.
6.
Numeric buttons
Switch between different cameras in live, PTZ control or
playback modes.
7.
Status LEDs
HDD: Green indicates the DVR is working correctly. Red
indicates a fault.
Network: Green indicates the network is working
correctly. Red indicates a fault or no network
connection.
Internal: Green indicates the Watchdog is working
correctly. Red indicates that the Watchdog is reporting a
fault.
Alarm: Green indicates no external alarm. Red indicates
an external alarm status or motion.
8.
Alarm button
Use to manually acknowledge an alarm.
9.
Alarm indicator bar
Blinking red indicates that there is an alarm.
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Item
Name
Description
10.
Joystick
Use to select options in a menu and to control playback.
Press for Enter. Press LED arrows are lit when the jog is
active.
Live view mode: Press Enter to enter/exit PTZ mode.
Menu mode: Move the joystick left/right and up/down to
position cursor in menu screen. Press for Enter.
Playback mode: Move the joystick left/right to slow
down or speed up playback. Move it up/down to jump
forwards or backwards by 30 seconds. Press Enter to
stop/start playback.
PTZ mode:
Rotate the joystick to control the movement of the PTZ
dome camera. Move the joystick left/right to slow down
or speed up PTZ. Move it up/down to jump forwards or
backwards by 30 seconds.
11.
PTZ buttons
Zoom: Use + and – for digital zoom.
Preset: Call up preprogrammed preset positions.
Tour: Call up preprogrammed shadow tours.
12.
Playback buttons
: Jump back to the oldest available video and starts
the playback.
: Pause playback.
: Instantly playback the currently selected file.
Default time is 1 minute.
Live: Switch to live view mode.
Replay: Replay the current file in playback Starts at the
beginning of the file.
13.
Menu and Search buttons Menu: Enter/exit the main menu.
Search: Enter the advanced search menu.
Using the mouse
The USB mouse provided with the TVR 41 can be used to operate all the
functions of the DVR, unlike the front panel which has limited functionality. The
USB mouse lets you navigate and make changes to settings in the user
interface.
Connect the mouse to the TVR 41 by plugging the mouse USB connector into
the USB port on the back panel. The mouse is immediately operational and the
pointer should appear.
Note: Use a USB 1.1 or higher mouse.
Move the pointer to a command, option, or button on a screen. Click the left
mouse button to enter or confirm a selection.
You can purchase a spare mouse by ordering part number TVR-MOUSE-1
TruVision™ DVR Model 40/41/60 Mouse.
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See Table 3 below for a description of the mouse buttons.
Table 3: Mouse buttons
Item
Description
Left button
Single-Click
Live view: Select a camera to display the quick
access toolbar (see “Accessing frequently used
commands” on page 33).
Menu: Select a component of a menu, such as a
button or an input field. This is similar to pressing the
Enter button on the remote/front panel controls.
Double-Click
Live view: Switch between single screen and multiscreen mode in live/ playback mode.
Click and Drag
Live view: Drag channel/time bar.
PTZ control: Adjust pan, tilt and zoom.
Tamperproof, privacy masking and motion
detection functions: Select the target area.
Digital zoom-in: Drag and select target area.
Right button
Single-Click
Live view: Display menu.
Menu: Exit the current menu and return to higher
level.
Scroll-wheel
Scroll Up
Live view: Return to the previous screen.
Menu: Move the selection to the previous item.
Scroll Down
Live view: Move to the next screen.
Menu: Move the selection to the next item.
Using the IR remote control
The TVR 41 is supplied with an infra red (IR) remote control unit. Like the mouse,
it can be used to operate all of the main functions of the TVR 41.
The IR remote control can be programmed with a unique device ID address so
that the controller will only be able to communicate with DVRs with that address.
No programming is necessary if using a single TVR 41.
The device ID address only applies when using a remote control and not when
using a keypad.
You can purchase a remote control by ordering part number TVR-REMOTE-1
TruVision™ DVR Model 40/41/60 IR Remote Control.
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Figure 9: IR remote control
Item
Description
1. Alarm
Acknowledge an alarm.
2. Device
Enable/disable the IR remote control to control the TVR 41.
3. Numeric buttons Select a camera, and enter a number in a menu option.
4. Display
Switch between the different multiviews.
5. Mon A and Mon B Switch between monitors A and B.
6. Live
Return to live view mode.
7. Menu
Activate the main menu.
8. Seq
Start /stop sequencing.
9.
,
,
,
In Menu mode: Use left or right arrow buttons to select and up or down
arrow buttons to edit entry.
In PTZ mode: Use to control PTZ.
In Playback mode: Use to control playback speed.
10. OK
Confirm selection.
11. Zoom + and -
Use to control zoom of camera lens.
12. Preset
Enter preprogrammed three-digit code to call up a preset.
13. Tour
Enter preprogrammed three-digit code to call up shadow tour.
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Item
Description
14. Focus + and -
Use to control focus of camera lens.
15. Playback control Use to control playback (Rewind, Pause, Play, and Fast Forward).
16. Search
Open the Search menu.
17. Replay
Replay the selected file from the beginning.
18. Eject
Eject the CD or DVD disk.
19. Archive
Press once to enter quick archive mode. Press twice to start archiving.
Aim the remote control at the IR receiver located at the front of the unit to test
operation.
To connect the remote control to the TVR 41:
1. Press the Menu button on the front panel or right-click the mouse and select
the Menu button. The main menu screen appears.
2. Click Display Mode Settings > Monitor.
3. Check the device address value. The default value is 255. This device
address is valid for all IR controls.
Note: The device address applies to both IR remote controls and keypads.
4. On the remote control press the Device button.
5. Enter the device address value. It must be the same as that on the TVR 41.
6. Press the Enter button on the remote or front panel.
To place batteries into the IR remote control:
1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Insert the batteries. Make sure that the positive (+) and negative (−) poles are
correctly placed.
3. Replace the battery cover.
Troubleshooting the remote control:
If the IR remote control is not functioning properly, perform the following tests:
•
Check the battery polarity.
•
Check the remaining charge in the batteries.
•
Check that the IR remote control sensor is not masked.
If the problem still exists, please contact your administrator.
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Menu overview
The TVR 41 has an icon-driven menu structure that allows you to configure the
unit’s parameters. Each command icon displays a screen that lets you edit a
group of settings. Most menus are available only to system administrators.
The screen is divided into three sections. The currently selected command icon
and submenu item are highlighted in green. See Figure 10 below.
You must be in live view mode to access the main menu.
Figure 10: Menu structure
1. Menu toolbar: Setup options available for the selected menu function. Move the mouse over
a command icon and click to select it. See Table 4 below for a description of the icons.
2. Submenu panel: Submenus for the selected menu function are displayed. Click an item to
select it.
3. Setup menu: All the details for the selected submenu are displayed. Click a field to make
changes.
Table 4: Description of the menu toolbar icons
Icon
Name
Description
Display mode settings
Configures display settings including dwell time, schedule,
language and display formats. See “Configuring live view”
on page 35 and “Holiday schedules” on page 77.
Camera management
Configures camera settings including motion detection,
video image adjustments, camera title, and copy settings to
other cameras. See Chapter 14 “Camera settings” on page
103.
Video schedule
Configures recording settings including recording
schedules, record quality, auto delete mode, and recording
mode. See Chapter 10 “Recording” on page 73.
Network settings
Configures standard network settings including IP address,
e-mail notifications, DDNS setup, and advanced network
settings. See Chapter 12 “Network settings” on page 89.
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Icon
Name
Description
Alarm settings
Configures alarm settings including alarm input, relay
output, video loss, remote alert, pre-alarm and post-alarm
seconds. See Chapter 11 “Alarm settings” on page 81.
PTZ settings
Configures PTZ settings. See Chapter 6 “Controlling a PTZ
camera” on page 39.
User management
Configures users, passwords, and access privileges. See
Chapter 16 “User management” on page 113.
System settings
Configures system settings including system date and time,
audio output, device name, RS-485 settings, RS-232
settings, firmware upgrade, hard drive settings, boot log,
and shutdown. See Chapter 13 “HDD management” on
page 97 and Chapter 15 “DVR management” on page 107.
Help information
Provides reference information to the various toolbars,
menus, and keys within the interface.
Power manager
Provides access to logout, reboot and shutdown options.
See “Turning on and off the DVR” on page 15.
To access the main menu:
1. In live view press the Menu button on the remote control or front panel.
- Or Right-click the mouse and select Menu from the pop-up menu.
The main menu screen appears. The Display screen appears by default.
2. Click the required menu icon to display its submenu options. Modify the
configuration parameters as required.
3. Click Apply to save the settings.
4. Click Back to return to live view.
Using the soft keyboard
A keyboard will appear on-screen when you need to enter characters in a screen
option. Click a key to input that character.
Figure 11: The soft keyboard
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Description of the keys in the virtual keyboard:
Switch to lowercase/uppercase
Space
Exit the soft keyboard
Alphanumeric characters
Backspace
Symbols
Confirm selection
Exiting the main menu
Press the Menu button on the front panel to exit the current menu screen and
return to live view or click Back in a main menu.
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Live view
Description of live view
Live view mode is the normal operating mode of the unit where you watch live
images from the cameras. The TVR 41 automatically enters into live view mode
once powered up. On the viewer, you can see the current date and time, camera
name, and whether a recording is in progress.
Status information
Information on the system and camera status is displayed as icons on the main
and spot monitors. The camera status icons are shown for each camera. Each
icon represents information on a specific item. These icons include:
Table 5: Description of the on-screen status icons
Icon
Description
Indicates a sensor alarm.
Indicates recording (such as manual recording, motion detection or alarmtriggered recording).
Indicates a motion detection event.
Indicates a video loss event.
Indicates alarm and system notifications. Clicking the icon opens a screen that
lists the alarms and notifications.
More than one icon can be displayed at the same time.
The system status is displayed on the front panel by the status LEDs.
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Switching monitors
The TVR 41 can be connected to up to two monitors. However, only one monitor
can be controlled at a time. You can select from which monitor to display the
cameras in live view.
The DVR automatically checks the monitor outputs used. If more than one
monitor is connected, it then defines which monitor is the main one and which is
the auxiliary. The priority level for main and spot outputs is HDMI > VGA >
CVBS. See Table 6 below.
Table 6: Monitor output priority level
Monitor output in use
HDMI
VGA
X
X
Priority level
CVBS
Main monitor
Spot monitor
X
HDMI
CVBS
X
VGA
CVBS
X
CVBS
To select a monitor:
On the front panel press button A to select the main monitor. Press button B
to select the spot monitor.
Controlling live view mode
Many features of the live view mode can be quickly accessed by placing the
cursor on a live image and clicking the right-button of the mouse. The mouse
menu appears (see Figure 12 on page 31).
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Figure 12: The mouse menu for the main monitor
The list of commands available depends on which monitor is active; main or spot
(monitor B). See Table 7 below. The default settings of these commands are
provided in Appendix G, “Default menu settings” on page 139.
Table 7: Mouse menu for monitor A (main monitor)
Item
Name
Description
1.
Menu
Enter the Main menu.
This option is not available from monitor B.
2.
Single camera
Switch to a full-screen view for the selected camera from
the dropdown list.
3.
Multi camera
Switch between the different multiview options from the
dropdown list.
4.
Previous screen
Displays the previous camera.
5.
Next screen
Displays the next camera.
6.
Start auto-switch
Turn on sequence mode. The screen automatically
sequences between cameras. See “Viewing in multiview”
on page 32.
Go to Menu > Display Mode Settings > Layout > Dwell Time
to set up.
7.
All-day playback
Playback the recorded video of the selected day from the
selected camera. The current day is selected by default.
See “All-day playback” on page 50 for more information.
8.
Monitor B
Switch between monitors A (main) and B (spot).
9.
Advanced search
Enter the advanced video search menu. See “Searching
recorded video” on page 51 for more information.
10.
Close timebar
Open/close the time bar.
Note: When the monitor B is active, the main monitor commands are
unavailable.
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Table 8: Mouse menu for monitor B (spot monitor)
Item
Name
Description
1.
Single camera
Switch to a full-screen view for the selected camera from
the dropdown list.
2.
Multi camera
Switch between the different multiview options from the
dropdown list.
3.
Previous screen
Displays the previous camera.
4.
Next Screen
Displays the next camera.
5.
All-day playback
Playback the recorded video of the selected day from
selected cameras. See “All-day playback” on page 50 for
more information.
6.
Monitor A
Switch between monitors A (main) and B (spot).
Multiview format
The DVR has full screen display format as well as five multiview formats.
Viewing in full screen
Press the numeric button on the front panel to switch to the corresponding
camera display. For example, press button 10 to view camera 10.
Right-click the mouse and select Single Camera from the menu. Select the
camera required from the list.
Viewing in multiview
A video tile is any cell in a multiview display. A camera image can only be shown
in one video tile at a time. The TVR 41 has five multiview display formats
available as well as full screen. See Figure 13 below.
To change the multiview display that appears by default, go to the Display menu.
See “Changing the camera sequence” on page 36 for more information.
Figure 13: Multiview display formats
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To select a multiview format:
1. Press the Display button on the front panel to cycle through different display
formats.
You can also right-click the mouse and select Multi Camera from the menu.
Select the desired multiview display layout.
Sequencing cameras
The sequencing feature allows a camera to be displayed briefly on screen,
before advancing to the next camera in the sequence list. Sequencing can only
be done in full screen mode.
The default sequence displays each camera in numerical order. However, each
camera on the main and spot monitors can have a pre-programmed dwell time
and sequence order. See “Changing the camera sequence” on page 36 for more
information.
Note: Dwell time must not be set to zero for sequencing to function.
Sequencing live view mode using the front panel:
1. Select the camera where you want to start sequencing.
2. Press the Seq button on the front panel to start sequencing.
3. Press the Seq button again to stop the sequencing.
Sequencing live view mode using the mouse:
1. Select the camera where you want to start sequencing.
2. Right-click the mouse and select Start auto-switch to start the sequencing.
3. Right-click the mouse and select Stop auto-switch to stop the sequencing.
Accessing frequently used commands
The quick access toolbar in live view lets you quickly access regularly used
commands. Position the cursor over a video image and left- click the mouse. The
toolbar appears (see Figure 14 on page 34).
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Figure 14: Quick access toolbar
Table 9: Description of the quick access toolbar icons
Icon
Description
Freeze: Freeze the live image of the selected camera. Although the image
pauses, time and date information does not. The system clock continues to run.
Instant playback: Playback the recorded video from the last five minutes. If no
recording is found, then there was no recording made in the last five minutes.
Click the icon and select the desired camera. Click OK.
Audio: Enable/Disable audio output. The audio option must already have been
setup in the Display menu.
Quick snapshot: Capture a snapshot of a video image. The image is saved on
the unit.
PTZ control: Enter PTZ control mode.
Digital zoom: Enter digital zoom. See “Digital zoom” below for further
information.
Image settings: Enter the image settings menu to modify the image lighting
levels. There are two options:
Preset Mode: These are preconfigured image lighting levels. Select one of the
four options depending on current lighting conditions:
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Standard: Use in standard lighting situations.
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Indoor: Use indoors.
-
Dim Light: Use when the light level is low.
-
Outdoor: Use when outdoors. The contrast and saturation values are
high.
Customize: Modify brightness, contrast, saturation, and hue values.
Restore: Restore image settings to previous values.
These settings can also be modified from the Camera>Image menu (see page
“Adjusting video image settings” on page 105.
Close toolbar: Close the shortcut toolbar.
Digital zoom
You can easily zoom in or out of a camera image in live view mode and playback
using the digital zoom command. The zoom command magnifies the camera
image four times. See Figure 15 on page 35.
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Figure 15: Digital zoom screen
To quickly zoom in/out on a camera image:
1. Select the camera you wish to use.
2. Left-click the mouse and select the digital zoom icon, or on the front panel
press the Zoom+ button. The digital view screen appears.
3. Left-click the mouse and drag the red square to the area of interest, or move
the joystick on the front panel to position the red square. The selected area is
magnified.
4. To exit digital zoom right-click the mouse or press the Zoom— button on the
front panel.
Configuring live view
The setup of live view can be modified from the main menu to suit different
needs, such as the different monitors, multiview layout, and dwell time options.
You can also enable audio output.
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Figure 16: Layout screen
Table 10: Description of the layout screen
Submenu name
Description
General tab
Video output interface
Select which monitor will be the main monitor: HDMI (depends on
DVR model), VGA, main CVBS and spot output.
Default is VGA, if connected.
Live view mode
Select which multiview layout will be default in live view mode. Default
is 4x4 multiview layout.
Dwell time
Set the length of time for which a camera image is displayed on the
selected monitor before moving to the next camera during
sequencing. Default is off (“No switch”).
Enable audio out
You can hear audio from cameras in both live and playback mode.
However, in order to be able to hear audio in playback you must
enable the audio output setting.
Check the box to enable/disable audio output.
Even output
Select which monitor will be the spot monitor. Default is B monitor.
Full screen monitoring
dwell time
Set the length of time for which an alarm event appears on the spot
(B) monitor before moving to the next camera during sequencing.
Default is 10 seconds.
To set up the display options:
1. Click the Display Mode Settings icon in the menu toolbar.
2. Select Layout > General.
3. Specify the desired settings for each of the menu options.
4. Click Apply to save the settings.
5. Click Back to return to live view.
Changing the camera sequence
The cameras are sequenced in numeric order by default. You can change the
sequence order of the cameras for all monitors.
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You can switch the channel of a camera with that of another camera in the
system. This lets you, for example, have the images of camera 1 appear on
channel 10, and the images of camera 10 appear on channel 1. This feature is
useful when you want to watch the sequence of images from specific cameras so
that they are next to each other on-screen.
See Figure 17 below. Each video tile displays both the order of the camera in the
sequence and the camera number.
Figure 17: Camera layout and sequence screen
Multiview layout selection bar
Camera order in the
sequence
Camera number selection
To set the camera sequencing:
1. Click the Display Mode Settings icon in the menu toolbar.
2. Select Layout > View.
3. From Video Output Interface, select the desired monitor from the drop-down
list.
4. From the multiview layout selection bar, select the desired multiview layout.
5. Select the video tile of the camera whose order you want to change. The
selected tile is highlighted green.
6. In the selected tile, select the new camera sequence order by scrolling the
through the list of available camera numbers.
Note: “X” means that the camera is not displayed.
7. Click Apply to save the settings.
8. Click Back to return to live view.
V-stream encoding
If the available bandwidth is limited, you can remotely view several channels in
real time over the web browser or CMS (Client Management System) using the
V-stream encoding option (“V” stands for “virtual”). When enabled, you can see
all the channels in one screen.
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Note: It is recommended to only use a HDMI or VGA monitor as main monitor
when using this function. If a BNC monitor is used as main monitor, only the
image seen on the main monitor will be seen and not that of the V-stream.
To enable v-streaming:
1. Click the Video Schedule icon in the menu toolbar.
2. Select Encoding > V-stream Encoding.
3. Check Enable V-stream Encoding.
4. Select the desired settings for frame rate, maximum bit rate mode, and
maximum bit rate.
5. Click Apply to save the settings.
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Controlling a PTZ camera
You can control PTZ dome cameras using the buttons on the front panel, the
keypad, and IR remote control as well as using the PTZ control panel accessed
with the mouse. Access to PTZ commands may require a password.
A detailed list of the PTZ commands available for many different camera
protocols is available in Appendix F on page 139.
Configuring PTZ settings
Use the PTZ Settings menu to configure the PTZ dome cameras. Each camera
must be set up individually. Cameras must be configured before they can be
used.
Ensure that the PTZ dome cameras are correctly connected to the RS-485 port
on the back panel.
Note: If a camera does not work correctly after configuring the DVR, check the
parameters entered.
To configure PTZ dome camera settings:
1. Click the PTZ Settings icon in the menu toolbar.
2. Click General and select the PTZ dome camera to be configured from the
drop-down camera list.
3. Select the baud rate, data bit, stop bit, parity, flow control, PTZ protocol and
address for the camera. See Appendix G, “Default menu settings”, on page
139 for the default values.
Note: It is important to ensure that the settings correspond with those used in
the PTZ camera.
4. Click Copy to copy the settings to another camera, if required.
5. Click Apply to save the settings.
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Calling up presets, tours and shadow tours
When in live view you can quickly call up the list of existing presets, preset tours
and shadow tours by using the front panel, remote control, mouse and keypad.
Front panel
Press the joystick to Enter. PTZ control panel appears.
Mouse
Right-click the mouse on the desired camera image. The quick access
toolbar appears. Click the PTZ control icon to enter PTZ mode. The PTZ
control panel appears.
Remote control
Press the OK button. The PTZ control panel appears.
Keypad
Press the Enter
button on the keypad. For further information, see
Appendix C “TVK-505U keypad” on page 127 and Appendix D “KTD-405
keypad” on page 129.
If the display was in multiview format, it changes to full screen format for the
selected camera. See Figure 18 below for a description of the PTZ control panel.
Figure 18: PTZ control panel
Table 11: Description of the PTZ control panel
Item
Name
Description
1.
Directional pad/autoscan buttons
Controls the movements and directions of the PTZ. Center button
is used to start auto-pan by the PTZ dome camera.
2.
Zoom, focus and iris
Adjusts zoom, focus and iris.
3.
PTZ movement
Adjusts the speed of PTZ movement.
4.
Toolbar
Turns on/off camera light.
Turns on/off camera wiper.
Zoom area.
Centers the PTZ dome camera image. This command is
not supported on all PTZ dome cameras.
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Item
Name
Description
Jumps to the home position.
5.
Select PTZ command
Displays the desired function from the scroll bar: camera, preset,
preset tour or shadow tour.
6.
Open/close menu
Opens/closes the PTZ command section of the PTZ control
panel.
7.
Exit
Exits the PTZ control panel.
Setting and calling up presets
Presets are previously defined locations of a PTZ dome camera. It allows you to
quickly move the PTZ dome camera to a desired position. They are configured
and modified from the PTZ configuration window (see Figure 19 below).
Note: The PTZ dome camera used must be able to support a preset command.
See Appendix F on page 139 for the complete list of PTZ commands available by
camera protocol.
Figure 19: PTZ configuration window
Table 12: Description of the PTZ configuration window
Item
Name
Description
1.
Save preset
Saves preset.
2.
Call preset
Calls up pre-existing preset.
3.
Shadow tour toolbar
Starts recording the shadow tour.
Saves the shadow tour.
Starts the selected shadow tour.
Deletes the selected shadow tour.
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Item
Name
4.
Preset tour toolbar
Description
Adds a step to a selected preset tour.
Starts the selected preset tour.
Stops the selected preset tour.
Deletes all the preset tour steps.
Scroll up the list.
Scroll down the list.
To set up a preset:
1. Click the PTZ Settings icon on the menu toolbar and select More Settings.
2. Use the directional, zoom, focus and iris buttons to position the camera in the
desired preset location.
3. Check Save Preset and enter a preset number. The preset is enabled and
stored in the camera.
If the desired preset number is larger than the 17 numbers listed, click […].
The Preset screen appears. Select a preset number from the dropdown list
and click the OK button to save changes.
Note: Presets can be overwritten.
4. Click Back to return to live view.
To call up a preset:
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PTZ control panel:
1. In live view left-click the mouse and select the PTZ control icon in the quick
access toolbar. The PTZ control panel appears. Select the desired camera
from the toolbar.
– Or –
On the front panel, select the desired camera and press Enter on the joystick
to call up the quick access toolbar. The PTZ control panel appears.
2. Scroll the toolbar to Preset and double-click the desired preset from the list.
The camera immediately jumps to the preset position.
•
Menu toolbar:
1. Click the PTZ Settings icon on the menu toolbar and select More Settings.
The PTZ configuration window appears.
2. Check Call Preset and enter the preset number to call up. The camera
immediately moves to that preset position.
3. Click Back to return to live view.
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Setting and calling up preset tours
Preset tours move a PTZ dome camera to different steps (called “Keypoint” in the
interface). The camera stays at a step for a set dwell time before moving on to
the next step. The steps are defined by presets (see “Setting and calling up
presets” on page 41.)
Each preset tour consists of steps. A step consists of a step number, a dwell
time, and a speed.
The step number is the order the camera will follow while cycling through the
preset tour. The dwell time is the length of time for which a camera stays at a
step before moving to the next one. The speed is the rate at which the camera
will move from one key point to the next.
Note: The PTZ dome camera used must be able to support a preset tour
command. See Appendix F on page 139 for the complete list of PTZ commands
available by camera protocol.
To set up a preset tour:
1. Click the PTZ Settings icon on the menu toolbar and select More Settings.
2. Select the preset tour number.
3. In the preset tour toolbar, click
to add a step to the preset tour. The
Keypoint window appears. Select the preset number, dwell time and speed of
the step. Click OK to save the settings.
Note: A preset tour should have at least two presets.
4. Repeat step 3 to configure other steps (“Keypoints”) in the preset tour.
5. In the preset tour toolbar, click
to call up the preset tour.
6. Click Back to return to live view.
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To delete a preset tour:
1. Click the PTZ Settings icon on the menu toolbar and select More Settings.
2. From the preset list, select a tour number and click
the preset tour.
to delete the selected
– Or –
In the preset tour toolbar, click
to delete all the preset tours.
3. Click Back to return to live view.
To call up a preset tour:
•
PTZ control panel:
1. In live view left-click the mouse and select the PTZ control icon in the quick
access toolbar. The PTZ control panel appears. Select the desired camera
from the toolbar.
– Or –
On the front panel, select the desired camera and press Enter on the joystick
to call up the quick access toolbar. The PTZ control panel appears.
2. Scroll the toolbar to Tour and double-click the desired preset tour from the
list. The camera immediately carries out the preset tour movement.
•
Menu toolbar:
1. Click the PTZ Settings icon on the menu toolbar and select More Settings.
2. Select the desired preset tour from the list and click
to stop the preset tour.
to start the tour. Click
3. Click Back to return to live view.
Setting and calling up a shadow tour
The shadow tour command remembers the manually-controlled PTZ dome
camera movement track. One shadow tour can be set up.
Note: The PTZ dome camera used must be able to support a shadow tour
command. See Appendix F on page 139 for the complete list of PTZ commands
available by camera protocol.
To set up a shadow tour:
1. Click the PTZ Settings icon on the menu toolbar and select More Settings.
2. Select the shadow tour from the list.
3. To record a new shadow tour, click
and use the directional buttons on the
PTZ control panel to move the camera along the desired path.
4. Click
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Note: The shadow tour can be overwritten.
5. Click Back to return to live view.
To call up a shadow tour:
•
PTZ control panel:
1. In live view left-click the mouse and select the PTZ Control icon in the quick
access toolbar. The PTZ control panel appears. Select the desired camera
from the toolbar.
– Or –
On the front panel, select the desired camera and press Enter on the joystick
to call up the quick access toolbar. The PTZ control panel appears.
2. Scroll the toolbar to Shadow Tour and double-click the shadow tour from the
list. The camera immediately carries out the shadow tour movement.
•
Menu toolbar:
1. Click the PTZ Settings icon on the menu toolbar and select More Settings.
2. Select the shadow tour from the list and click
to stop the shadow tour.
to start the tour. Click
3. Click Back to return to live view.
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Playing back a recording
The TVR 41 lets you to quickly locate and play back recorded video. There are
four ways to play back video:

Instant playback of the most recently recorded video

All-day playback of the day’s recorded video

Search the video archives by specific time, date, bookmark, snapshot or
event

Search the system log
The DVR continues to record the live view from a camera while simultaneously
playing back video on that camera display. You must have the access privilege to
play back recordings (see “Customizing a user’s access privileges” on page 114
for more information).
Cameras in multiview mode play back simultaneously. This means, for example,
that it is easy to follow the path of an intruder who has passed in front of several
cameras.
You must be in live view mode to play back video.
Overview of the playback window
It is easy to manage playback from the playback window.
The playback video has a time/date stamp on it for evidentiary purposes.
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Figure 20: Playback window
1. Playback viewer with time/date stamp.
2. Camera panel. Select the cameras for
playback. Move the mouse over the area to
display the list of cameras available.
3. Calendar panel.
Blue: Current date
Yellow: Recordings available on the DVR.
4. Playback control toolbar. See Figure 21.
The playback control toolbar
It is easy to manually control playback using the playback control toolbar. See
Figure 21 below.
Note: The control toolbar does not appear for instant playback.
Figure 21: Playback control toolbar (all-day playback example shown)
Item
Description
1.
Audio and video control toolbar:
/
Audio on/off.
/
Start/stop a video clip during playback. Sections of a recording can be
saved to an external storage device.
Add default bookmark
Add customized bookmark
Bookmark management.
Click to see the list of bookmarks and their times.
Archive files
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Item
Description
2.
Zoom control: Zoom in and out of the timeline to show the progress bar in greater or
lesser detail.
3.
Playback control toolbar:
Reverse play the recording. Click again to pause.
Stop playback. Timeline jumps back to 00:00 time (midnight).
Play recording.
Fast forward playback by 30 seconds.
Reverse playback by 30 seconds.
Decrease playback speed: Options available are: single frame, 1/8 speed,
¼ speed, ½ speed, normal, X2 speed, X4 speed, X8 speed, maximum
speed.
Increase playback speed. Options available are: single frame, 1/8 speed, ¼
speed, ½ speed, normal, X2 speed, X4 speed, X8 speed, maximum speed.
Previous file/day/event recording.
Play next file/day recording in the search result.
4.
Timeline: Allows you to jump forwards or backwards in time. The timeline moves left
(oldest video) to right (newest video). Click a location on it for where you want
playback to start.
In all-day playback the cursor shows the actual time. In search playback, the cursor
is a ball.
5.
Time bar: Time of actual playback. This is only displayed in all-day playback.
6.
Playback progress bar: This bar displays how far playback of the recording has
progressed. It also indicates the type of recording.
7.
Recording type: Description of the color coding of recording types that appear in the
playback progress bar. Green indicates continuous recording. Red indicates
alarm/event recording. Yellow indicates motion recording.
8.
Hide the playback control toolbar.
9.
For all-day playback mode, quit playback and return to live view.
For playback from search mode, quit playback and return to the search screen.
Instant playback
Use the quick access toolbar to quickly replay recorded video from the last five
minutes. This can be useful to review an event that has just happened. Only one
camera at a time can be selected. The default playback period of 5 minutes
cannot be changed.
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To instantly replay recorded video:
1. In live view mode left-click the mouse on the desired camera image. The
quick access toolbar appears. Click Instant Playback
.
2. Select the desired camera from the drop-down list and click OK.
Playback starts immediately. The Instant Playback scroll bar appears under
the selected camera.
3. Click Pause
Click Play
Click Stop
on the toolbar to pause playback.
to restart playback.
to stop playback and return to live view.
All-day playback
Use this option to play back recorded video from the last day. Playback starts at
midnight and runs for the 24-hour period. All-day playback is shown in full screen
view. See Figure 21 on page 48 for a description of the playback control toolbar.
• Using the mouse:
1. In live view mode right-click the mouse on the desired camera image. In the
mouse toolbar click All-day Playback.
The playback screen appears. By default, the camera is in full-screen mode.
2. To select more than one camera for multiview playback or to select playback
from a different day, move the mouse to the right edge of the screen. The
camera list and calendar appear. Check the desired cameras and/or another
day. Up to 16 cameras can be selected.
Playback starts immediately.
Note: A message appears if there are no recordings found during this period.
3. Use the playback control toolbar to manually control playback.
4. Click Exit
to return to live view.
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Right-click the mouse and click Exit from the mouse menu to return to the
previous screen.
• Using the front panel:
1. Select the camera for playback and press the Replay button. Playback from
the selected camera starts immediately.
Note: Multiview playback is only available using the mouse. If live view was
showing multiview, only the camera in the top-left channel on screen will be
played back.
2. To select a different camera for playback, press the numerical button of the
desired camera.
3. Click Live to return to live view.
Searching recorded video
You can easily search and play back recorded videos by time, events,
bookmarks, and video clips.
The Search window has four submenus that allow you to carry out different
searches by theme:
Search type
Description
Normal
Search all recorded video by cameras, recording type, type of file
protection (locked or unlocked) and time period.
Event
Search only event recorded files. Files can be searched by alarm inputs,
motion detection, or POS/ATM text insertion.
Note: Only motion detection and POS/ATM text insertion that have been
recorded as events will be listed in this search. Motion and text insertion
that is recorded as a non-event can be searched under the Normal
menu.
Bookmark
Search only recorded files with bookmarks.
Snapshot
Search only recorded files with snapshots.
Search results
A search will usually produce a list of files, which may extend to several pages.
The files are listed by camera, and then for each camera by date and time. The
oldest file is listed first. See Figure 22 on page 52 for an example of a search.
Only one file can be played back at a time.
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Figure 22: Example of a search result list
Playing back recordings by time and video
type
You can search recorded video by time and video type, such as continuous
recordings, motion, text insertion, alarm and all recordings. Video can be played
back simultaneously across several cameras.
To play back search results:
1. In live view mode right-click the mouse and in the mouse menu select
Advanced Search > Normal.
2. Select the desired cameras, record type, file type as well as start and end
time of the recording.
3. Click Search. The list of search results appears.
4. Play back the search results:
If there is only one camera in the search result, click its playback
Playback starts.
button.
If there is more than one camera listed, click the playback
button of one of
the cameras. In the window that appears, select the cameras you want to play
back simultaneously and click OK. Playback starts.
5. To hide the playback control toolbar during play back, right-click the mouse
and select the Control Panel button in the playback control toolbar. Click
again for the panel to reappear.
6. Use the playback control toolbar to manually control playback.
7. To play back another camera, move the cursor to the right edge of the screen
to display the list of cameras and select the desired camera.
8. To do another search:
Click Exit
screen.
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- Or Right-click the mouse and select Exit from the list to return to the search
results screen.
- Or Right-click the mouse and select Video Search from the list to return to the
search screen.
Playing back recordings by event
You can search recorded video by event type: motion, alarm input and POS/ATM
text insertion. Video can be played back simultaneously across several cameras.
To play back search results:
1. In live view mode right-click the mouse and in the mouse menu select
Advanced Search > Event.
2. Select the desired event type as well as start and end time of the recording.
3. Select the desired alarm inputs.
4. Click Search. The list of search results appears.
5. Play back the search results:
If there is only one camera in the search result, click its playback
Playback starts.
button.
If there is more than one camera listed, click the playback
button of one of
the cameras. In the window that appears, select the cameras you want to play
back simultaneously and click OK. Playback starts.
6. To hide the playback control toolbar during playback, right-click the mouse
and select the Control Panel button in the playback control toolbar. Click
again for the panel to reappear.
7. Use the playback control toolbar to manually control playback.
8. To play back another camera, move the cursor to the right edge of the screen
to display the list of cameras and select the desired camera.
9. To do another search:
Click Exit
screen.
in the playback control toolbar to return to the search results
- Or Right-click the mouse and select Exit from the list to return to the search
results screen.
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Right-click the mouse and select Video Search from the list to return to the
search screen.
Creating and playing back bookmarked
recordings
You can bookmark the important scenes in a recorded file for later reference.
Bookmarks flag the start of a scene. Up to 64 bookmarks can be saved in a video
file. There are two types of bookmarks:
•
Default bookmark
“Bookmark”.
•
Customized bookmark
: The bookmark is given a name for easy
identification. The same name can be used for several bookmarks.
: All default bookmarks have the same generic name,
Both types can be searched.
To create a bookmark:
1. Open an all-day playback screen or the playback screen from a search result.
2. In the all-day playback recording, click the timeline bar where you want the
bookmark to be. The green time line jumps to this position. Click the button
for the type of bookmark you want, and enter the bookmark name if required.
In the playback recording from a search, click the scroll bar where you want
the bookmark to be. The scroll bar ball jumps to this position. Click the button
for the type of bookmark you want, and enter the bookmark name if required.
The bookmark is saved.
3. Click the bookmark management
button to see the list of bookmarks
saved. The name of a bookmark can be edited. The bookmark can also be
deleted.
To play back a bookmark:
1. In live view mode right-click the mouse and select Advanced Search >
Bookmark in the mouse menu.
2. Select the desired cameras as well as start and end time of the recording to
be searched. Also select the type of bookmark to be searched.
If searching for customized bookmarks, enter a keyword from the bookmark
name.
Click Search. The list of bookmarks appears.
3. Select a bookmark and do one of the following:
Click the Edit button to edit a bookmark’s name.
Click the Delete button to delete a bookmark.
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- Or Click the Play button to play back a bookmark.
4. When finished, click Exit.
Slideshow of snapshots
You can search recorded for video snapshots. See “Accessing frequently used
commands” on page 33 on how to create snapshots.
To play back search results:
1. In live view mode right-click the mouse and in the pop-up menu select
Advanced Search > Snapshot.
2. Select the desired cameras as well as start and end time of the recording to
be searched.
3. Click Search. The list of snapshots appears.
4. Select a snapshot to see it in the thumbnail window. Click its Play
to see it in full-screen mode.
button
5. When in full-screen mode, move the cursor to the right edge of the screen to
see the complete list of snapshot s found in the search. Click their Play
buttons to see them in full-screen mode.
6. To see a slideshow of all the snapshots found, click the  or  buttons on
the snapshot toolbar to sequence forwards or backwards through the shots.
7. To do another search:
Click Exit
in the snapshot toolbar to return to the search results screen.
- Or Right-click the mouse and select Exit from the list to return to the search
results screen.
- Or Right-click the mouse and select Snapshot Search from the list to return to
the search screen.
Playing back recordings from the system log
You can also playback recordings from the system log. The system log provides
a much wider range of options for playback than Advanced Search, which deals
with video detection and alarms only.
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Figure 23: View log screen
To play back video from the system log:
1. Click System Settings > Log Search in the menu toolbar.
2. Select the search start and end times.
3. Under Major Type and Minor Type, select an option from the drop-down list.
The minor type list of options available depends on the option selected under
major type.
4. Click the Search button. A list of results appears.
5. Select a file and click:
- Details: Displays information on the log or recording. For a recording, it lists
such information as start time, type of information, camera number, and gives
a description on the types of events recorded and when record time was
stopped.
- Play: Click to start playback of the selected recording.
- Export: Click to archive the selected file to a USB device. The export screen
appears.
- Back: Click to return to the previous screen.
Motion search
You can quickly and easily search playback recording for incidents of motion
detection. Motion can be searched over the whole playback screen or just for
specific areas on it. This allows you to search, for example, whether any motion
was detected a few days ago near a particular door.
The option is not available in instant playback.
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Figure 24: Motion search toolbar
1. Full screen detection: The motion-sensitive red grid automatically appears over the whole
screen.
2. Delete all: Delete the motion grid.
3. Search: Search the playback recording for motion detection.
4. Exit: Quit motion search mode and return to play back.
To search for motion in playback:
1. In playback mode right-click the mouse and click Motion Search on the
mouse menu. The motion search toolbar appears and the playback control
toolbar disappears.
2. Select an area of the screen to be searched:
Drag the mouse over the desired area. A red grid appears. More than one
area can be selected.
- Or Click the full-screen detection icon in the toolbar. The whole screen is
covered in the red grid.
3. Click the Search icon to see the results.
Motion appears as bleu lines below the green playback progress bar. If
motion had been recorded as an event, it appears as yellow on the progress
bar.
Click the zoom-in button to see the progress bar in closer detail.
Playing back frame-by-frame
You can easily play back a selected video at different speeds. This allows you to
carefully examine an event frame-by-frame as it happens.
The current frame rate is shown on the right of the playback control toolbar.
To play back frame-by-frame:
• Using a mouse:
1. In playback mode click the Speed Down
and Speed up
buttons in the
playback control toolbar until the speed changes to single frame.
2. Click the Pause button to advance the video frame by frame.
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• Using the front panel:
1. In playback mode move the joystick to left and right to scroll down and up
through the speed changes until single frame.
2. Press Enter with the joystick to advance the video frame by frame.
3. Press the Playback button to continue playback at normal speed.
Digital zoom in playback
You can easily zoom in on an image during playback to see it in greater detail.
To digitally zoom-in during playback:
1. In playback mode right-click the mouse and click Digital Zoom in the pop-up
menu. The playback control toolbar disappears.
2. Click the screen with the cursor.
The image zooms in and the digital view screen appears.
3. Left-click the mouse and drag the red square to the area of interest, or move
the joystick on the front panel to position the red square. The selected area is
magnified.
4. Right-click the mouse to quit the digital zoom mode and to return to fullscreen playback mode. The playback control toolbar reappears.
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Archiving recorded files
Archive recorded files on an external device such as a USB flash drives, USB
HDDs, eSATA HDD or a DVD writer. You must be in live view mode to archive
video. Access to archive commands may require a password.
Before starting to archive files, ensure that you have the backup device
connected to the DVR. It can be detected automatically by the DVR.
Note: The USB port on the rear panel does not support USB CD/DVD burners or
USB HDDs.
Archiving files
There are two ways to archive files:
Quick Archive: Quick archive lets you archive recorded files quickly by using the
Archive button on the front panel. The TVR 41 then downloads all the recorded
files on the unit to fill the available memory space on the media. This option is not
available via the mouse.
Advanced Search screen: Use the Export command in the Advanced Search
screen to specify archiving settings such as a specific time and date period as
well as cameras.
Using Quick Archive
To archive recorded video using Quick Archive:
1. Insert the backup device into the TVR 41.
If using a USB memory drive, insert the device into the USB port on the front
panel. If using a digital video disk (DVD) or eSATA drive, insert the disc into
the DVD drive. If more than one media type is found in the TVR 41, the USB
device takes precedence over the others.
2. Press Archive on the front panel or remote control to open the quick archive
screen.
3. Click Start. The unit starts to download all the files listed.
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Note: If there is a capacity limitation on the backup device, only the most
recent files will be backed up.
A message will appear to confirm when the download is complete.
Exporting recorded files to a backup device
You can insert a mini-USB hub to the USB port to attach a mouse for navigation
or a USB drive for archiving. However, the unit may not support all types of USB
hubs.
The Archive options available may depend on the type of backup device
selected.
Figure 25: Example of an archive
Item
Function
Description
1.
Device name
Select one of the storage media for archiving. If the backup
device is not recognized:
• Click the Refresh button
• Reconnect device
• Check for compatibility from vendor
2.
Refresh
Refresh the search results if any parameters have been
modified.
3.
Name
Files found on the backup device are listed.
4.
Delete
Click to delete a selected file from the backup device.
5.
Play
Click to play selected file.
6.
Free space
Free space available on the backup device is displayed.
7.
Seal disc
Select to prevent other files being recorded onto the disc.
8.
Include Player
Select to automatically include the Player tool when archiving
files.
9.
New folder
Create a new folder on the backup device. Files from the DVR
can be archived to a specific folder.
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Item
Function
Description
10.
Format
Format the USB/eSATA drive.
11.
Archive
Start downloading selected files onto the backup device.
12.
Cancel
Cancel search and return to previous menu.
To export recorded files to a backup device:
1. Connect the backup device to the DVR.
If using a USB memory drive, insert the device into the USB port on the front
panel. If using a digital video disk (DVD) or eSATA drive, insert the disc into
the DVD drive. If both media are found in the TVR 41, the USB device takes
precedence over the DVD.
2. In live view mode press the Search button on the front panel or remote
control.
- Or Right-click the mouse and select Advanced Search.
The Advanced Search screen appears.
3. Select the cameras and search parameters required.
4. Click Search. The list of results appears.
5. Select the files to export.
Note: You can click the Play button to verify that the selected files are the
files to export.
6. Click Archive. The Archive screen appears.
7. Select the storage medium to export to from the drop-down list.
8. Click Archive to begin the backup process.
Creating and archiving video clips
You can save important scenes in a recorded file for later reference by creating
video clips of selected portions of the file during playback. When an intruder, for
example, crosses in front of several cameras you can save the video clip of the
intruder’s path across these cameras in a single file.
Up to 30 video clips can be made from a recording.
Note: This feature is only available using the mouse.
To export video clips during playback:
1. Connect the backup device to the DVR.
2. Search for the required files to play back. See “Searching recorded video” on
page 51.
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3. Select the file or files to play back and click Play. Playback starts
immediately.
4. Click the playback timeline where you want the video clip to start and click the
Start Clip
button.
5. Click the playback timeline where you want the video clip to stop and click the
End Clip
button.
6. Repeat for additional clips.
7. Exit playback mode. A message appears asking if you want to save the video
clips.
8. Click Yes to archive the clips. The Export screen appears.
Click No to exit and return to the search results screen. The clips are not
saved.
9. In the Export screen select from the drop-down list the backup device to be
used.
10. Click Start. File downloading starts.
Note: You can create a new folder for the video clips. Press the New Folder
button and enter the folder name.
Archiving snapshots
You can save all the video snapshots recorded to a backup device.
To archive snapshots:
1. Connect the backup device to the DVR.
2. Search for the required snapshot files to play back. See “Slideshow of
snapshots” on page 55. The list of snapshots appears.
3. Select the snapshots to backup.
4. Click Archive. Select the archiving device, if different from that listed.
5. Click Archive. Export starts immediately.
6. When completed, click OK. Click Cancel to return to the previous screen.
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Managing backup devices
You can manage backup devices from the Export screen (see Figure 25 on page
60.)
The Export screen allows you to:
• Create New Folder: Create a new folder on the backup device.
• Delete: Delete a file or folder from the backup device.
• Play: Play the selected video file from the backup device.
• Format: Format the backup device.
• Erase: Erase files from a re-writable CD/DVD.
Playing back archived files on a PC
Use the standard file player software to play back the archived video on your PC.
It is downloaded automatically from the TVR 41 when archiving files onto a
backup device.
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Chapter 9
Using the web browser
This chapter describes how you can use the web browser interface to configure
the device, play back recorded video, search through event logs, and control a
PTZ dome camera. You can also specify settings on the web browser interface to
optimize video playback and recording performance when operating in a low or
limited bandwidth environment.
Windows Vista and 7 users
Internet Explorer for Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems have
increased security measures to protect your PC from any malicious software
being installed. When using the TVR 41 web browser interface, you can install
ActiveX controls to connect and view video using Internet Explorer.
To have complete functionality of the web browser interface and the DVR player
with Windows Vista and Windows 7, do the following:
•
Run the Browser interface and the DVR player application as an administrator
in your workstation
•
Add the DVR’s IP address to your browser’s list of trusted sites
To add the DVR’s IP address to Internet Explorer’s list of trusted sites:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.
3. Click the Security tab, and then select the Trusted Sites icon.
4. Click Sites.
5. Clear the “Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone” box.
6. Enter the IP address or DDNS name in the “Add this website to the zone”
field.
7. Click Add, and then click Close.
8. Click OK in the Internet Options dialog screen.
9. Connect to the TVR 41 for full browser functionality.
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Accessing the web browser
To access the TVR 41, open a web browser and enter the IP address assigned
to the TVR 41, as a web address. On the logon screen, enter the default user ID
and password.
Note: Only one DVR can be viewed per browser.
User ID: admin
Password: 1234
The default values for TVR 41 network settings are:
•
IP address - 192.168.1.82
•
Subnet mask - 255.255.255.0
•
Gateway address - 192.168.1.1
•
Server Port: 8000
•
HTTP Port: 80
Web browser overview
The TVR 41 web browser lets you view, record, and play back videos as well as
manage all aspects of the DVR from any PC with Internet access. The browser’s
easy-to-use controls give you quick access to all TVR 41 functions. See
Figure 26 below.
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Figure 26: Live view in the web browser interface
Table 13: Description of live view in the web browser
Item
Name
Description
1.
Camera
View video and record video from the selected camera.
2.
Menu toolbar
Lets you do the following:
•
View live video
•
Play back video
•
Search for event logs
•
Configure settings
•
Log out of the interface
3.
Viewer
View live or playback video.
4.
Display format
Define how you want video to be displayed in the viewer:
Multiview or full screen.
5.
Video function toolbar Lets you do the following in live view:
Switch between mainstream and substream.
Start/stop all streaming from selected cameras.
Start recording from selected cameras.
Turn POS/ATM text insertion on/off.
Take a video snapshot.
View previous and next camera respectively.
If viewing in multiview format, live view moves to the
next group of cameras for the selected number of video
tiles.
Turn audio on/off
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Item
Name
Description
Turn microphone on/off
6.
PTZ panel
Hide/display the PTZ panel.
Using the web browser to configure the
device
Click Config on the menu bar to display the configuration screen. There are two
ways to configure the DVR: Local and Remote.
Local configuration
Local configuration lets you define communication and network parameters such
as protocol type, maximum file size, stream type and network transmission
settings. You can also specify the directory locations for saving recorded and
playback video, captured images, and downloaded files.
Remote configuration
Remote configuration lets you remotely configure the following DVR settings:
•
DVR information including device name, number, and overwrite option as well
as time and holiday settings.
•
Camera settings including motion detection, privacy masking, video loss,
video tampering, video image display settings, and text overlay
•
Recording settings including recording schedule and recording quality
•
Network settings including, e-mail, DDNS, and NTP setup
•
Serial port settings including RS-485 and RS-232 parameters
•
Alarm settings including alert notifications, audio alerts, pre-alarm, and postalarm seconds, and notification parameters
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System settings including, user management, date and time, audio, RS-485,
RS-232, language, alarm notification, and hard drive setup
See Figure 27 below. Please refer to the specific chapters on this manual for
detailed information on configuring the different functions.
Note: The configuration settings defined remotely are different from those that
can be defined locally.
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Figure 27: Remote browser configuration screen (Display Settings window shown)
Searching and playing back recorded video
To search and play back recorded video, click Playback on the menu bar to
display the Playback page shown in Figure 28 below.
Figure 28: Browser playback page
Item
Description
1.
Selected camera.
2.
Calendar: Selected day is highlighted.
3.
Search: Click to start searching recorded files for the selected camera.
4.
Display format: Click to change the display format: full screen or multiview display.
5.
Timeline: The timeline moves left (oldest video) to right (newest video). Click a
location on the timeline to move the cursor to where you want playback to start.
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Item
Description
6.
Playback control toolbar:
Reverse: Click to reverse playback.
Start/stop: Start or stop playback.
Stop playback. Timeline jumps back to 00:00:00 time (midnight) of the
previous day.
Playback slow forward: Click to scroll through the different speeds
available: single frame, 1/8 speed, ¼ speed, ½ speed, normal, X2 speed,
X4 speed, X8 speed, maximum speed. Current speed is displayed under
the camera name on top right of window.
Playback fast forward: Click to scroll through the different speeds
available: single frame, 1/8 speed, ¼ speed, ½ speed, normal, X2 speed,
X4 speed, X8 speed, maximum speed. Current speed is displayed under
the camera name on top right of window.
Single frame: Click to play back one frame at a time.
7.
8.
Stop streaming: Stop streaming from all cameras.
Audio and video control toolbar:
Text insertion: Click to enable/disable POS/ATM text display in playback.
Snapshot: Capture a snapshot of the video.
Video clips: Start/stop video clip during playback. Sections of a recording
can be saved to an external storage device.
Download: Download video clips.
Backup: Click to make back up of recorded files to save locally on the
DVR. A list of the recorded files appears
Audio: Click to enable/disable audio.
9.
Type of recording:
Green: Indicates video recorded based on the recording schedule defined.
Red: Indicates video recorded triggered by an alarm event.
Yellow: Indicates video recorded triggered by motion detection.
Blue: Indicates video recorded triggered by a POS/ATM text recording.
10.
Jump start: Enter a precise time in the box and click the Go To button to jump start
the playback at this selected time.
Select a camera and a day to search from on the calendar displayed, and then
click Search. The timeline below the page indicates video recorded for the
specified day. The timeline also classifies by color the type of recording with each
type.
Click and drag the marker across the timeline on where you want video playback
to begin, and then click Play on the playback control toolbar. You can capture a
snapshot of a video image, save the video playback, or download the recorded
video.
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Searching for event logs
The DVR compiles a log of events, such as the start or end of video recording,
DVR notifications, and alarms, through which you can easily search. Logs are
categorized by the following types:
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Alarm: Includes motion detection, tamper detection, video tampering, and
other alarm events
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Notifications: Includes system notifications such as video loss, HDD failures,
and other system-related events
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Operations: Includes users access to the web interfaces and other
operational events
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Information: Includes general information on the DVR actions, such as the
start and end of video recording, etc.
To search for logs, click Log on the menu bar, select a log type, specify a date
and time range, and then click Search.
Controlling a PTZ dome camera in the web
browser
The web browser interface lets you control the PTZ functions of a dome camera.
Click a PTZ dome camera and use the PTZ controls on the interface to control
the PTZ functions.
Figure 29: PTZ controls
1. Directional pad/auto-scan buttons: Controls the movements and directions of the PTZ. Center
button is used to start auto-pan by the PTZ dome camera.
2. Adjust zoom, focus, and iris.
3. Adjust speed of PTZ dome camera.
4. Start selected preset.
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Chapter 10
Recording
This chapter provides instructions on how to define the recording settings of your
DVR. This chapter covers how you can configure your initial recording settings,
schedule recordings, protect your recorded files, and set up your HDD for
redundancy.
Initializing recording settings
Before you can set up your DVR to begin recording, you must first configure
general recording settings for the analog cameras.
Ensure that the HDD has been installed and initialized before configuring the
recording settings. See Chapter 13 “HDD management” on page 97 for more
information.
To configure recording settings:
1. Click the Video Schedule icon in the menu toolbar.
2. Select Encoding > Record.
3. Select the camera you want to configure.
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4. Configure the following recording settings:
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Encoding parameters: Select one of the stream types: Mainstream (TLHi, Mainstream (TL-Lo), Mainstream (Event), Mainstream (Alarm), or
Substream.
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Stream type: Select the type of stream to record, either video or video
and audio.
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Resolution: Select the resolution of the recording. Options include: 4CIF,
2CIF, CIF, and QCIF.
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Bit rate type: Select Constant or Variable.
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Video quality: Select the quality at which to record. If “Variable” was
selected as the bit rate type, this option is unavailable.
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Frame rate: Select the recording frame rate. 25 PAL (30 NTSC), 20, 18,
16, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6 (default), 4, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16. Default is 25 (30).
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Max bit rate mode: Select the general default or customized option.
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Max bit rate (kbps): If the customized maximum bit rate mode was
selected, enter the value here. It must be between 32 and 8192 kbps. It is
calculated from the frame rate and time required.
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Pre-record: This is the time the camera starts recording before the
scheduled time or event. Select the time in seconds to start pre-recording
before the scheduled time or event.
The maximum pre-recording times available depend on the constant bit
rate. See “Maximum pre-recording times” on page 137 for more
information.
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Post-record: This is the time the camera continues to record after the
scheduled time or event. Select the time in seconds to stop post-recording
after the scheduled time or event.
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Auto-delete (day): Select the number of days after which recorded video
from the specified camera is permanently deleted from the HDD. A “day”
is defined as the 24-hour period from when the auto delete mode (ADM)
was set.
The maximum number of days that can be set is 60. However, the actual
number of days permitted depends on the HDD capacity. If the value is set
to ‘0’, the option is disabled.
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Record audio: Select Yes to record sound with the images.
5. Click Apply to save the settings.
6. If you want to save these parameters to another camera, click Copy and
select the camera in the pop-up screen that appears. Click OK and return to
the main screen.
7. Click the Capture tab and configure the settings for captured video, such as
snapshots. Click Apply to save the settings.
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8. Click Back to return to live view.
Defining a recording schedule
Defining a recording schedule lets you specify when the DVR records video and
under what circumstances. Each camera can be configured to have its own
recording schedule.
The schedules are visually presented on a map for easy reference. See
Figure 30 below for an example.
Figure 30: Description of the Schedule screen
1. Camera. Select a camera.
2. Schedule time. Represents the 24-hour cycle during which a schedule is selected.
3. Schedule day. There are seven days to select: Sunday (Sun), Monday (Mon), Tuesday
(Tue), Wednesday (Wed), Thursday, (Thu), Friday (Fri), and Saturday (Sat).
4. Recording type. There are five recording types to select, which are color-coded:
 TL Time lapse (Green squares): Record of a specific day. Each green square in the timeline
represents an hour in the 24-hour period.
 TL-Hi (Dark green): High quality time lapse. Records high quality video.
 TL-Lo (Bright green): Low quality time lapse. Records low quality video. This could be used,
for example, for night recordings when few events or alarms are expected. Saving the
video in low quality helps save resources on the HDD.
 Event (Yellow): Records only events, such as motion detection and POS/ATM text insertion.
 Alarm (Red): Records only alarms.
 None (Grey): No recording during this period.
5. Timeline (TL). There is a 24-hour time line for each day. Up to eight recording periods can
be scheduled during the 24-hour period.
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Daily schedules
To set up a daily recording schedule:
1. Click the Video Schedule icon in the menu toolbar and select Schedule.
2. Select a camera.
3. Check the Enable Schedule box.
4. Click Edit. The following screen is displayed:
5. Select the day of the week for which you want to set up the schedule.
You can define a schedule for each day of the week.
6. Set the start and end time for recording.
Define a time period by entering a start (left column) and end (right column)
time. You can schedule up to eight time periods. Click All Day to record all
day.
Note: Time periods defined cannot overlap.
7. Select a recording type.
This setting instructs the DVR to begin recording when an alarm is triggered.
The recording type can be based on time and triggered by motion detection
and/or an alarm. If set to TimeLapse (TL-Hi or TL-Lo), the DVR records
continuously.
8. Click Apply to save settings
9. Repeat steps 3 to 8 for other days of the week or to copy the schedule
settings to another day.
To copy the current schedule settings to another day of the week, click Copy.
Select the number of the day of the week to which to copy the schedule and
click OK to save changes and return to the Edit screen.
10. Repeat steps 3 to 9 for other cameras.
11. Click Apply to save the settings and then OK to return to the schedule
screen.
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Holiday schedules
As well as being able to schedule when recordings occur during the week, you
can also schedule them for specific holidays in the year such as the first of
January, or the second Wednesday of every month. You can schedule up to 32
holiday periods.
A holiday period can be scheduled for a particular day or as a block of days.
To set up a holiday recording schedule:
1. Click the Display Mode Settings icon in the menu toolbar and select
Holidays.
2. Select a holiday period from the list and click Edit to modify the settings. The
Edit screen appears.
3. Enter the name of the holiday period and click Enable.
4. Select whether the holiday period will be categorized by date, week or month
and then enter the start and end dates.
5. Click Apply to save the settings and then OK to return to the Edit screen.
6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 for other holiday periods.
7. Click Back to return to live view.
Motion detection schedules
For analog cameras you can set up both the schedule and areas sensitive to
motion detection for each camera individually or easily copy the settings of one
camera to other cameras.
For IP cameras you can configure from the DVR the schedule when the camera
can be triggered by motion. However, you need to configure the area of the video
display sensitive to motion from the camera itself.
For information on scheduling motion detections, see “Motion detection set up”
on page 82.
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External alarm schedules
The DVR can be scheduled to record when an alarm is triggered by an external
alarm device such as a PIR detector or dry contacts. For information on
scheduling external alarms, see “Triggering or clearing alarm outputs manually”
on page 86.
Protecting recorded files
There are two methods to prevent recorded files from being inadvertently
overwritten or deleted off the HDD. We highly recommend that important
recorded events be protected from deletion. Recorded files can either be locked
or the HDD that the files reside on can be set to read only.
Locking and unlocking recorded files
Lock files to protect them against being overwritten or deleted.
To lock or unlock a recorded file:
1. In live view enter the video search screen by pressing the Search button on
the front panel or remote control, and then enter Advanced Search.
— Or —
In live view right-click the mouse to display the pop-up menu and select
Advanced Search.
The Search screen appears.
2. Search for the desired recording by entering the search parameters, which
include the camera number, record type, file type, and start time and end
time.
3. Click Search.
A list of recordings, similar to the figure below, matching the search
parameters is displayed.
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4. Select the file you want to lock/unlock.
5. Click
to lock a file. Click again to unlock.
The Locked column indicates whether a file is locked or not. Closed lock
icons indicate locked files while opened lock icons indicate unlocked files. The
Lock button toggles between Lock and Unlock, depending on the file.
6. Click Cancel to return to live view.
Setting the HDD to read-only
When you set an HDD to read-only, recorded video files cannot be written to the
HDD. If multiple HDDs are used, the DVR automatically records to the next HDD
not set to read-only
To set a HDD to read-only:
1. Click the System Setting icon in the menu toolbar.
2. Click Hard Disk to set up the HDD parameters.
3. Select the HDD you want to set to read-only.
4. Check Read only.
5. Click Apply to save the settings. The HDD is now read-only.
Note: In order to enable recordings on that particular HDD again, you must
set the HDD status back to R/W (Read/ Write).
Configuring redundant recording
Setting up HDD redundancy lets your DVR redundantly record a copy of the
videos onto multiple drives as a safeguard against losing all your files in case of
disk failures. This process is also known as mirroring. You must have more than
one HDD in your DVR to set up HDD redundancy.
Redundancy significantly reduces the storage capability of the HDDs. As a result
you need to double your capacity to record video over a given time.
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Note: You must set the storage mode of the HDD to Group before configuring
the redundancy. See “Setting HDD groups” on page 98 for more information.
To set up HDD redundancy:
1. Click the System Setting icon in the menu toolbar and select Hard Disk.
2. Click the HDD Information tab and select the HDD to be used for
redundancy and click Edit.
3. In the Local HDD Settings window, select Redundancy.
Verify at least one other HDD is set to R/W (read/write).
4. Click Apply to save the settings and then OK return to the previous screen.
5. In the menu toolbar, click the Video Schedule > Encoding.
6. Select the camera to be used for redundancy.
7. Check Redundant Record/Capture.
8. Click Apply to save the settings.
9. Repeat steps 7 to 9 for other cameras whose files you would like to be
redundantly recorded.
10. Click Back to return to live view.
Note: The HDD set to redundancy stores an extra copy of the recording.
When an HDD is set to redundancy, at least one other HDD must be set to
the R/W status.
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Alarm settings
This chapter describes setting up how the system will respond when an alarm is
triggered.
Description of alarm notification types
When setting up the rules for alarm detection, you can specify how you want the
DVR to notify you about an alarm. You can select more than one notification
type. Not all notifications types are available for all types of alarms.
The alarm notification types are:
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Audible warning: Triggers an audible beep when a notification or alarm is
detected.
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Notify surveillance center: Sends a signal to TruVision Navigator or other
software applications when an alarm or notification is detected.
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Trigger alarm output: Triggers an alarm output when a notification is
detected for an external alarm. See “Setting up external alarms” on page 84
for information on configuring an alarm output.
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Send e-mail: Sends an e-mail when an alarm or notification is detected. See
“Configuring e-mail” on page 92 for information on how to configure the DVR
to send an e-mail.
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Full screen monitoring: When an alarm is triggered, the local spot monitor
(VGA or BNC monitor) displays an image in live view mode. For alarms that
are triggered simultaneously, images display one at a time every 10 seconds
(default dwell time). You can set a different dwell time using the Dwell Time
setting under the Display Settings>Layout screen. When the alarm stops,
cycling of the images stops and you return to live view mode. This alarm
option must be selected for each channel where it is required..
This alarm notification is not available for system alarms.
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Front panel LED alarm: Triggers the alarm indicator bar on the front panel to
flash on and off when a motion detection alarm is detected.
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Setting up motion detection
Motion detection is one of the most important features of a DVR. With it there is
no need to manually search through hours of video recordings to find an event.
The TVR 41 can be set up to trigger an alarm if it detects motion and to record it.
You can then search these recorded motion activities for specific incidents. If
enabled, motion detection recording can help increase the number of days your
DVR can record.
You can mask out any areas of motion on an analog camera display that you do
not want to trigger a recording such as a flag on a pole or a moving tree.
Select the level of sensitivity to motion as well the target size so that only objects
that could be of interest can trigger a motion recording. For example, recording
is triggered by the movement of a person but not that of a cat.
For analog cameras you can set up both the schedule and areas sensitive to
motion detection for each camera individually or easily copy the settings of one
camera to other cameras.
For IP cameras you can set up the schedule from the DVR when the camera can
be triggered by motion. However, you need to configure the area of the video
display sensitive to motion from the IP camera itself.
Motion detection set up
To set up motion detection:
1. Click the Camera Management icon in the menu toolbar and select Motion.
2. Select the analog camera to detect motion. Each camera must be set up
individually.
3. Check Enable Motion Detection.
Note: This option is only available for analog cameras. The button is inactive
for IP cameras.
4. Select the areas sensitive to motion.
Click and drag the mouse cursor across the screen. The area selected
appears as a red grid. Areas covered by the red grid are sensitive to motion
detection.
Click Full screen to activate the whole screen or Clear to clear the screen.
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5. Set the sensitivity level.
Drag the Sensitivity scroll bar to the desired sensitivity level. The highest
value is on the right of the bar.
6. Specify the target size.
In the Target size option, specify how many grid squares must be activated
before motion is detected. Enter a value between 0 and 255 squares.
7. Select the cameras that will record the motion detected.
Click Rule. The Rule screen appears. Click the Trigger Channel tab and
select the cameras that will record when a motion alarm is triggered. Click
Apply to save the settings.
8. Select the recording schedules for motion detection.
Click the Arming schedule tab and select the day of the week and the time
periods during the day when motion can be recorded. You can schedule up to
eight time periods in a day. Default is 24 hours.
Click Apply to save the settings. Click Copy to copy the settings to other
days of the week.
Note: Time periods defined cannot overlap.
9. Select the response method to motion detection.
Click the Rule tab to define the method by which you want the DVR to notify
you of the alarm. Click Apply to save settings.
10. Click OK to return to the motion detection settings screen.
11. Click Back to return to live view.
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To trigger the front panel alarm LED:
1. Click the Display Settings icon in the menu toolbar and select
Monitor>More Settings.
2. Check both the Other Notification: Panel Alarm LED and Motion Alarm
boxes.
Setting up external alarms
The DVR can be configured to record when an alarm is triggered by an external
alarm device (for example, PIR detector, dry contacts…).
To set up external alarms:
1. Click the Alarm settings icon in the menu toolbar and select Alarm Input.
2. Select the alarm input number of a camera and enter the name of the input, if
required.
3. Select the alarm input type, NO or NC.
4. Check the Setting box to enable the function and click Rule to set up the rules
for the cameras to be triggered, their alarm schedules, method of alarm
notification and PTZ function.
5. Select the cameras to be triggered when an external alarm is detected.
In the Rule window, click Trigger channel and select the cameras to be
triggered for recording when an alarm is detected. Only analog cameras can
be selected. Click Apply to save the settings.
6. Select the recording schedules for the external alarm.
Click the Arming schedule tab and select the day of the week and the time
periods during the day when motion can be recorded. You can schedule up to
eight time periods in a day. Default is 24 hours.
Click Apply to save the settings. Click Copy to copy the settings to other
days of the week and holiday period.
Note: The time periods defined cannot overlap.
7. Select the response method to an external alarm.
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Click the Rule tab to define the method by which you want the DVR to notify
you of the alarm. Click Apply to save settings.
8. Select the PTZ camera function required in response to an external alarm.
Select the PTZ camera and the preset, preset tour or shadow tour that is
triggered when the alarm is detected.
Click Apply to save the settings. Click Copy to copy the settings to other
cameras, if required.
9. Click OK to return to the alarm input screen.
10. Click Back to return to live view.
To set up an alarm output:
Note: Not all IP cameras can be triggered by an alarm output.
1. Click the Alarm Settings icon in the menu toolbar and select Alarm Output.
2. Select the alarm output.
3. Select a timeout option.
The timeout setting lets you define how long a signal remains active after the
alarm has ended. If you select Manually Clear, the signal remains active until
it is manually acknowledged by pressing the alarm button on the front panel
or remote control (see “Triggering or clearing alarm outputs manually” on
page 86).
4. Select the recording schedules for the alarm output.
Click Rule and select the day of the week and the time periods during the day
when motion can be recorded. You can schedule up to eight time periods in a
day. Default is 24 hours.
Click Apply to save the settings. Click Copy to copy the settings to other
days of the week and holiday period.
Note: The time periods defined cannot overlap.
5. Click OK to return to the alarm output screen.
6. Click Back to return to live view.
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Triggering or clearing alarm outputs
manually
When an alarm is activated, the DVR can be set up so that the alarm must be
manually acknowledged in order to be silenced. See “Setting up external alarms”
on page 84 for information on setting up an alarm to be manually cleared.
All user levels (administrator, manager and operator) can manually acknowledge
an alarm.
To trigger or clear alarm outputs manually:
1. Click the Alarm settings icon in the menu toolbar and select Alarm Output.
2. Click the Manual Alarm tab.
3. Select the desired alarm output and click one of the following buttons:
•
•
•
Clear: Clear to stop alarm output.
Trigger All: Trigger all alarm outputs at once. This action could be done,
for example, when you need to test them.
Clear All: Stop all alarm outputs at once.
4. Click Back to return to live view. The alarm is silenced.
- Or 1. Press the Alarm button on the front panel or remote control. The alarm is
silenced.
Setting up system notifications
Setting up system notifications instructs the DVR to alert you when irregular
events occur and how to alert you to the event.
You can quickly check the system status by looking at the status LEDs on the
front panel. When there is an irregular event with the system, an icon appears on
screen to also alert you. See “Status information” on page 29 for further
information.
The system notifications include:
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HDD Full: All installed HDDs are full.
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HDD Error: Errors occurred while files were being written to the HDD, no
HDD installed or HDD had failed to initialize.
•
Network Disconnected: Disconnected network cable.
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IP Conflicted: Conflict in IP address setting.
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Illegal Login: Wrong user ID or password used.
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Abnormal Video Signal: Unstable video signal or video loss detected.
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Input/output Video Standards Mismatch: I/O video standards do not
match.
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Abnormal Record: No space on HDD to save recorded files.
See “Description of alarm notification types” on page 81 for information on the
different alarm notification types available.
To set up system notifications:
1. Click the Alarm settings icon in the menu toolbar and select Notification.
2. Select a notification type. See “Description of alarm notification types” on
page 81 for more information.
3. Check one or more response options: Audible warning, notify surveillance
center, send e-mail, trigger alarm output.
4. Click Apply to save the settings.
Detecting video loss
Video may be lost if the video cable or camera develop a fault or are damaged.
You can set up the DVR to detect video loss and trigger a system notification.
To setup video loss detection:
1. Click the Camera management icon in the menu toolbar and select Video
Loss.
2. Select a camera to configure for video loss detection.
3. Check the Enable Video Loss Alarm box to enable the feature.
4. Click Rules next to the Video Loss Detection box to enter the Rules screen.
5. Click the Rule tab and select how you want the DVR to notify you of video
loss. Click Apply to save the settings and then clock OK to return to the
previous screen.
6. Click the Arming Schedule tab and select the schedule of when you want
video loss detection to be enabled. Schedule can be set for all week or any
day of the week with up to 8 time periods per day.
7. Click the Apply button to save settings.
8. Click Copy to copy these settings to other cameras.
9. Click Back to return to live view.
Detecting video tampering
Video tampering, such as moving a camera to a different position, can also be
detected and set to trigger an action on the DVR.
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Both analog and IP cameras can be selected. However, not all IP cameras may
support this feature.
Note: It is strongly recommended not to configure for video tampering when
using PTZ dome cameras.
To set up video tampering detection:
1. Click the Camera management icon in the menu toolbar and select TamperProof to display the tamper-proof settings screen.
2. Select a camera to configure for video loss detection.
3. Check the Enable Tamper-proof box to enable the feature.
4. Define a tampering area.
The tamper detection area setup interface lets you define an area on screen
where you want camera tampering to be detected. Click and drag the mouse
across an area to mark that area for video tampering. You can only set one
tampering area with the full screen being the maximum area. Click Clear to
clear the screen.
5. Select the tamper detection sensitivity level by clicking the sensitivity scroll
bar. Higher sensitivity is to the right of the bar.
6. Select the recording schedules for the tamper.
Click Rule and then select the Arming schedule tab to select the day of the
week and the time periods during the day when motion can be recorded. You
can schedule up to eight time periods in a day. Default is 24 hours.
Click Apply to save the settings. Click Copy to copy the settings to other
days of the week and holiday period.
Note: The time periods defined cannot overlap.
7. Select the response method to an external alarm.
Click Rule and then select the Rule tab to select the method by which you
want the DVR to notify you of the alarm. Click Apply to save settings and
then OK to return to the previous screen.
8. Click Back to return to live view.
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Network settings
You must configure your DVR’s network settings before using it over the network.
The DVR must have access to the internet when configuring the network
settings.
Note: As every network configuration may differ, please contact your Network
Administrator or ISP to see if your DVR requires specific IP addresses or port
numbers.
Configuring general network settings
To configure general network settings:
1. Click the Network settings icon in the menu toolbar to display its screen.
2. Click General and enter the required settings:
Option
Description
NIC type
Network interface card (NIC) is a device used to connect the
DVR to a network. Select the NIC type used from the drop-down
list.
Default value is 10/100/1000M self-adaptive.
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Enable DHCP
Check this box if you have a DHCP server running and want
your DVR to automatically obtain an IP address and other
network settings from that server.
Default value is Enable.
IPv4 address
Enter the IP address for the DVR.
Default value is 192.168.1.82.
IPv4 subnet mask
Enter the subnet mask for your network so the DVR will be
recognized within the network.
Default value is 255.255.255.0
IPv4 default gateway
Enter the IP address of your network gateway so the DVR will
be recognized within the network. This is typically the IP address
of your router.
Default value is 192.168.1.1
IPv6 address 1
Enter the IPv6 address for the DVR.
Default value is fe80::240:3dff:fe7e:926f/64.
IPv6 address 2
Enter the IPv6 address for the DVR.
IPv6 default gateway
Enter the IPv6 address of your network gateway so the DVR will
be recognized within the network. This is typically the IP address
of your router.
MAC address
Enter the MC address.
MTU (bytes)
Enter a value between 500 and 9676. Default is 1500.
Preferred DNS server
Enter the preferred domain name server to use with the DVR.
Alternate DNS server
Enter the alternate domain name server to use with the DVR.
3. Click Apply to save the settings.
Configuring PPPoE
You can connect the DVR directly to a DSL modem. To do this, you need to
select the PPPoE option in the network settings. Contact your ISP to get the user
name and password.
To configure general network settings:
1. Click the Network settings icon in the menu toolbar to display its screen.
2. Click PPPoE and check the enable PPPoE box.
3. Enter your user name and password and confirm the password.
4. Click Apply to save the settings.
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Configuring DDNS
If your DVR is set up to use PPPoE as its default network connection, you can
set up Dynamic DNS (DDNS) to be used in conjunction. You need to register
with your ISP before configuring your system for use with DDNS.
To set up DDNS:
1. Click the Network settings icon in the menu toolbar.
2. Click DDNS to display its screen.
3. Check the DDNS box to enable feature.
4. Select one of the DDNS types listed:
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ezDDNS: Click the Get URL button. The URL address to access the unit
is then displayed. If no host name is specified, the DDNS will allocate one
automatically. Check the NAT box to enable this option and enter the NAT
server port and NAT HTTP port values.
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DynDNS: Enter the server address for DynDNS (i.e.
members.dyndns.org). In the DVR domain name field, enter the domain
obtained from the DynDNS web site. Then enter the user name and
password registered in the DynDNS network.
5. Click Apply to save the settings.
Configuring an NTP server
A Network Time Protocol (NTP) server can also be configured on your DVR to
keep the date and time current and accurate.
Note: If the device is connected to a public network, you should use a NTP
server that has a time synchronization function, such as the server at the
National Time Center (IP Address: 210.72.145.44) or europe.ntp.pool.org. If the
device is setup in a more customized network, NTP software can be used to
establish a NTP server used for time synchronization
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To set up an NTP server:
1. Click the Network settings icon in the menu toolbar.
2. Click NTP to display its screen.
3. Check the NTP box to enable feature. It is enabled by default.
4. Enter the NTP settings:
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Interval: Time in minutes to synchronize with the NTP server. The value
can be between 1 and 10080 minutes. Default is 60 minutes.
NTP server: IP address of the NTP server.
NTP port: Port of the NTP server.
5. Click Apply to save the settings.
Configuring e-mail
Your DVR can send e-mail notifications of alarms or notifications through the
network.
Note: Ensure that the DNS address has been set up correctly beforehand.
To configure e-mail settings:
1. Click the Network Settings icon in the menu toolbar.
2. Click E-mail and enter the required settings.
Option
Description
Enable server
authentication
Check the box if your mail server requires authentication and
enter the login user name and password.
SMTP server
Enter the SMTP server’s IP address.
SMTP port
Enter the SMTP port. The default TCP/IP port for SMTP is 25.
Enable SSL
Check the box to enable SSL if it is required by the SMTP
server. This feature is optional.
Sender
Enter the name of the sender of the e-mail.
Sender’s address
Enter the sender’s e-mail address.
Select receivers
Select an e-mail recipient. Up to three receivers can be selected.
Receiver
Enter the name of the receiver of the e-mail.
Receiver’s address
Enter the e-mail address of the receiver.
Enable attached snapshot Check the Attach JPEG File box if you want to send an e-mail
with attached alarm images.
Interval
Select an interval range in the Interval box.
The interval range represents the time range in between the
alarm images being sent. For example, if you set the interval
range at two seconds, the second alarm image will be sent two
seconds after the first alarm image
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3. Click Test to the test e-mail settings.
Note: We recommend that you test the e-mail settings after entering values in
the e-mail window.
4. Click Apply to save the settings.
Note: We recommend that you test the e-mail settings after entering values in
the E-mail screen.
Configuring SNMP
The SNMP is a protocol used to manage local networks. You can define the
SNMP traps that allow information on the DVR status as well as event and alarm
notifications to be sent to a surveillance center.
Before configuring this function, you must first install the SNMP software
To configure SNMP protocol settings:
1. Click the Network settings icon in the menu toolbar.
2. Click SNMP and enter the required settings.
Configuring the FTP server
This function is currently unavailable.
Configuring a remote alarm host
If a remote alarm host set, the DVR sends a signal to the host when an alarm is
triggered. The remote alarm host must have the TruVision Navigator server
software installed.
To set up a remote alarm host:
1. Click the Network Settings icon in the menu toolbar.
2. Click More Settings.
3. Enter Alarm Host IP and Alarm Host Port.
Alarm host IP represents the IP of the remote PC where the Network Video
Surveillance software installed. The alarm host port value must be the same
as software’s alarm monitor port. Default port is 7200.
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Configuring multicast
Setting up multicasting resolves limitation issues when streaming videos through
a network access device. A multicast address spans the Class-D IP range of
224.0.0.0 to 239.255.255.255. We recommend that the IP address range of
239.252.0.0 to 239.255.255.255 be used.
To set up multicasting:
1. Click Network Settings icon in the menu toolbar and then click More
Settings.
2. Enter a Multicast IP address.
Note: When adding a device to the Network Video Surveillance software, the
multicast address must be the same as the DVR’s multicast IP.
3. Click Apply to save the settings.
Configuring the server and HTTP ports
You can change the server and HTTP ports from the default settings in the
Network Settings screen. The default server port is 8000 while that of the default
HTTP port is 80.
Note: The server port has a port range of 2000 to 65535 and is used for remote
client software access. The HTTP port is used for remote internet browser
access.
To change the default ports:
1. Click the Network Settings icon in the menu toolbar and then click More
Settings.
2. Enter the new Com Port and HTTP Port values.
Configuring the RTSP service port
The RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) is a network control protocol
designed for use in entertainment and communications systems to control
streaming media servers.
To configure RTSP service port:
1. Click the Network Settings icon in the menu toolbar and then click More
Settings.
2. Enter the RSTP ort value. The default value 554.
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Checking network status
You can easily check network traffic in order to obtain information about the DVR
such as its linking status, MTU, sending/receiving rate, MAC address, and NIC
type.
You can also check the network connection status by testing its delay and packet
loss.
To check network traffic:
1. Click the System Settings icon in the menu toolbar and then click Net detect
to display the Traffic screen. The information displayed is refreshed once a
second.
To check network delay and packet loss:
1. Click the System Settings icon in the menu toolbar and then click Net
detect.
2. Select the Network Detection Status tab.
3. Under the section “Network delay, Packet loss test”, enter the destination
address and click Test.
The test result appears in a pop-up screen.
4. If you need to check the current network parameters, click the Network
button to get an overview.
To check network statistics:
1. Click the System settings icon in the menu toolbar and then click Net
detect.
2. Select the Network Stat. tab.
3. The latest information is displayed on the bandwidth used by remote live and
playback as well by Net Receive Idle and Net Send Idle. Click Refresh to
update the information.
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Exporting network packet data
When the DVR is connected to a network, you can export the captured data
packet to a, USB-flash disk, SATA/eSATA CD-RW and other local backup
devices.
To export network packet data:
1. Click the System Settings icon in the menu toolbar and then click Net
detect.
2. Select the Network Detection Status tab.
3. Under the section “Network packet export”, click Refresh to get a list of the
local backup devices available. Select one from the list.
4. Click Export. Up to 1M of data can be exported at a time.
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Initializing HDDs
The in-built HDD must be initialized before it can be used. You can also reinitialize the HDD. However, all data on the HDD will be destroyed.
To initialize a HDD:
1. Click the System Settings icon in the menu toolbar and then click Hard Disk
to display its screen.
2. Select the HDD to be initialized.
3. Click the Initialize button to begin initialization.
After the HDD has been initialized, the status of the HDD changes from
Abnormal to Normal.
Setting the HDD quota
You can allocate on a HDD the maximum permitted storage and snapshot picture
capacities from each camera.
1. Click the System Settings icon in the menu toolbar and then click Hard Disk.
2. Click the Storage mode tab.
3. Under the Mode option, select Quota.
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4. Select a camera whose storage capacity you want to change and enter the
values in GB for maximum record capacity and maximum picture capacity.
The maximum storage capacity of the HDD is listed.
5. Click Apply to save the settings.
6. If you want to copy these values to other cameras, click Copy and select the
cameras. Click OK. Click Apply to save the settings.
Setting HDD groups
Your DVR can organize multiple HDDs into groups. Videos from specified
channels can be set to be recorded onto a particular HDD group.
To set up a HDD group:
1. Click the System Settings icon in the menu toolbar and then click Hard Disk.
2. Select the Storage Mode tab.
3. Under Mode, select Group.
4. Under Record on HDD Group, select the HDD group number.
5. Check the channels to be added to this group.
Note: By default, all channels belong to HDD group 1.
6. Click Apply to save the settings.
Setting the HDD property
You can change the behavior of your HDD by changing its property. It can be set
to redundancy, read-only or read/write (R/W).
A HDD can be set to read-only to avoid important recorded files from being
overwritten when the HDD becomes full.
Before changing the HDD property to “Redundancy”, there must be at least two
HDDs installed in the DVR, you need to set the storage mode to “Group” and one
of the other HDDs must be set to R/W. See “Setting HDD groups” above for more
information.
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To change a HDD status property:
1. Click the System Settings icon in the menu toolbar and then click Hard Disk.
2. Click the HDD Information tab.
3. Select the HDD whose property you want to change.
4. Click the Edit icon
. The Local HDD Settings screen appears.
5. Click the desired HDD property for the selected HDD.
6. Click the group number for this HDD.
7. Click Apply to save and exit the screen.
Note: Once set to read-only, the HDD cannot be used to save recorded files
until it is set back to read/write (R/W). If the HDD that is currently being
written to is set to read-only, the data is then recorded to the next HDD. If
there is only one HDD present, setting it to read-only means the DVR cannot
record.
Checking HDD status
You can check the status of any of the installed HDDs on the DVR at anytime.
To check the status of a HDD:
1. Click the System Settings icon in the menu toolbar and then click Hard Disk.
2. Note the status of the HDDs listed under the Status column.
If the status is listed as Normal or Sleeping, the HDD is in working order. If it
is listed as Abnormal and has already been initialized, the HDD needs to be
replaced. If the HDD is Uninitialized, you need to initialize it before it can be
used in the DVR. Refer to “Initializing HDDs” on page 97 for more information.
Note: This information is also available under System Settings > System
Information > HDD screen.
Configuring HDD alarms
HDD alarms can be set to trigger when an HDD is uninitialized or in an abnormal
state.
To set HDD alarms:
1. Click the Alarm settings icon in the menu toolbar and select Notification.
2. Select the notification event to configure under Notification Type box.
3. Select HDD Full and check the desired notification method. See “Description
of alarm notification types” on page 81 for more information.
Select HDD Error and check the desired notification method.
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4. Click Apply to save the settings.
Managing eSATA
If you are using an external e-SATA device connected to the DVR, you can
configure the e-SATA to record/capture or export video.
Select the Export option when using the eSATA as a backup. See “Using Quick
Archive” on page 59 for further information.
Select the Record/Capture option to record and capture video. Information on the
eSATA for this purpose can be seen under System settings > Hard Drive >
HDD Information.
To set up the e-SATA device:
1. Click the Video Schedule icon in the menu toolbar and select More
Settings.
2. Under eSATA, select the desired option: Record/Capture or Export.
3. Click Apply to save the settings.
Checking the S.M.A.R.T. information
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) reports on a
variety of hard drive attributes. It helps ensure that the HDD is functioning
properly at all times while protecting video stored on the hard drive.
To view the S.M.A.R.T. information of a HDD:
1. Click the System Settings icon in the menu toolbar and then click Hard Disk.
2. Select the S.M.A.R.T. tab to display its screen.
3. Select the HDD whose data you want to see. A detail listing of S.M.A.R.T.
information is displayed.
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4. If you want to continue to use a HDD when the S.M.A.R.T. test has failed,
check the box Use when the disk has failed to self-evaluate. Click Apply
to save the settings.
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Camera settings
The TVR 41 can support up to 16 analog cameras.
Configuring the OSD settings
The DVR lets you configure which information is displayed on-screen for analog
cameras only.
The on-screen display (OSD) settings appear in live view mode and include the
camera name, time and date. They also are included in recordings.
You can also adjust the transparency of the OSD relative to the background so
that it is easier to read or is less prominent on screen.
To configure the OSD settings:
1. Click the Camera Management settings icon in the menu toolbar and select
OSD.
2. Enter a name for the camera, if required.
Note: Although you can enter a camera title for an IP camera, it will not be
displayed on-screen. The other OSD menu options are not available for IP
cameras.
3. Check the Display Name, Display Date, and Display Week boxes to display
the camera name, date, and week.
4. Select a date format and a time format.
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5. Select how you want the camera information displayed.
Select one of the options from the drop-down list. Default is nontransparent/non-flashing.
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Transparent & flashing
Transparent & not flashing
Non-transparent & flashing
Non-transparent & non-flashing
6. There are two red text boxes in the camera view screen; one for the camera
name and the other for the date/time. Using the mouse, click and drag a text
box to the desired position.
7. To copy the settings to other cameras, click Copy and select the desired
cameras. Click OK.
8. Click Apply to save the settings and then Back to return to live view.
Setting up privacy masking
You can define an area on screen to remain hidden from view. For example, you
can choose to block the view of a camera when overlooking residential premises.
This hidden area is referred to as privacy masking. Privacy masking cannot be
viewed in live view or recorded mode, and appears as a blank area on the video
image.
However, although you can select the privacy masking option for IP cameras,
you cannot set up an area where it applies on-screen. Areas are selected from
the IP camera itself. Refer to the IP camera user manual for information on doing
this.
To setup a privacy mask:
1. Click the Camera Management icon in the menu toolbar and select Privacy
mask.
2. Select the camera for which to set up privacy masking.
3. Check the Enable Privacy Mask box to enable the feature.
4. Set up the mask area. Up to four areas can be set.
Using the mouse, click and drag a privacy-mask box in the camera view
screen over the desired area. You can set up to four areas for privacy
masking. Masked areas are dimmed and outlined in four different colors. Click
Apply to save settings.
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To delete a mask, check the desired mask and click Clear for that color mask.
5. To copy the settings to other cameras, click Copy and select the desired
cameras. Click OK.
6. Click Apply to save the settings and then click Back to return to live view.
Adjusting video image settings
You may need to adjust the camera image depending on the location
background in order to get the best image quality.
The system has four preset mode settings for frequently encountered lighting
conditions; Standard, Indoor, Low light and Outdoor. However, you can also
manually adjust the brightness, saturation, contrast, and hue values using the
Customize option. Adjustments to the settings affect both live view and recorded
images.
Note: These options can also be modified from the image settings button on the
live view quick access toolbar (see “Accessing frequently used commands” on
page 33.)
To adjust display settings:
1. Click the Camera Management icon in the menu toolbar and select Privacy
mask.
2. Select the camera for which to adjust the video image settings.
3. Select the desired mode value. Changes are seen immediately on screen.
If “Customize” is selected, adjust the brightness, saturation, contrast, and hue
values by dragging each scroll bar.
4. Click Apply to save the settings and then click Back to return to live view.
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DVR management
This chapter describes:
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Configuring general settings
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Managing users
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Updating system firmware
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Restoring default settings
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Viewing system information
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Viewing system logs
General settings
Use this screen to configure the monitor image, GUI language, login password
requirement, monitor resolution as well as to configure the DVR name and
address. See Figure 31 on page 107.
The TVR 41 can support NTSC or PAL video output. The video format is auto
detected.
The changes are immediately implemented once Apply is clicked to save the
settings.
Figure 31: Monitor setup screen: General Settings
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Table 14: Description of the Monitor setup screen: General Settings
Option
Description
Language
Change the language of the system.
Select the desired language from the drop-down list and click
Apply. The language displayed changes immediately.
Device name
Define the DVR name. The default name is TVR41.
Click the edit box and enter the new name from the soft keyboard.
Device address
The device number to use for the DVR when programming the
remote control or keypad. The default value is 255.
Zone ID
Each DVR in a daisy chain must have a unique zone ID so that it
can be controlled by a KTD-405.
The default value is 1.
VGA resolution
Define the VGA resolution.
Select one of the options from the drop-down list and click Apply.
The selected resolution must be the same as that of the monitor.
HDMI resolution
Define the HDMI resolution.
Select one of the options from the drop-down list and click Apply.
The selected resolution must be the same as that of the monitor.
Password required
Define whether a login password is required.
Check the box to enable/disable and click Apply.
Scaling output video
Enable/disable the monitor display of the main and spot monitor
size to accommodate for differently sized monitors.
Check the box to enable/disable and click Apply.
Enable wizard
Define whether the wizard tool starts when the DVR is turned on.
Check the box to enable/disable and click Apply.
Figure 32: Monitor setup screen: More Settings
Table 15: Description of the Monitor setup screen: More Settings
Option
Description
Monitor standard
The video standard used is auto detected but can be manually
changed.
Modify the video standard used to PAL or NTSC and click Apply.
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Option
Description
Output mode
Define the desired output mode.
Select one of the options from the drop-down list: Standard, Bright,
Gentle, or Vivid.
Monitor brightness
Modify the video output brightness.
Adjust the scroll bar point to the desired level and click Apply.
Event hint
Define whether the status icons appear on screen. See “Status
information” on page 29 for more information.
Timebar transparent
Modify the transparency of the menus on-screen relative to the
background to make the menu screens easier to read or less
prominent on-screen. Default is non-transparent.
Select one of the options from the drop-down list.
Menu timeout
Define the time in minutes after which the menu screen reverts to
live view mode.
Select a time from the drop-down list and click Apply.
Mouse pointer speed
Modify the speed of the mouse pointer.
Adjust the scroll bar point to the desired level and click Apply.
Other notification: Panel
alarm LED
Check to enable the Motion alarm option.
Motion alarm
Define whether the status LEDs on the front panel start flashing
when motion is detected.
Check the box to enable/disable and click Apply.
Updating system firmware
The firmware on the DVR can be updated using four methods:
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Via an USB device
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Over the network via an FTP server
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Via the DVR web browser
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Using TruVision Navigator. For further information, refer to the TruVision
Navigator user manual.
The firmware upgrade file is labeled TVR41.dav.
To update the system firmware using a USB device:
1. Download on to a USB the latest firmware from our web site at:
www.gesecurityproducts.eu/videoupgrades
- Or www.utcfssecurityproductspages.eu/videoupgrades
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2. Connect the USB device to the DVR.
3. Click the System Settings icon in the menu toolbar.
4. Select Upgrade > Local Upgrade. The list of files on the USB is displayed.
5. Select the file and click Upgrade. Click Yes to begin the upgrade process.
6. When the upgrade process is completed, reboot the DVR.
To update the system firmware via a FTP server:
For engineering purposes only.
Restoring default settings
To restore the default factory settings of the DVR:
1. Click the System Settings icon in the menu toolbar and select
Configuration.
2. Click the Default tab. Click OK to confirm you want to restore default settings.
Note: Network information such as IP address, subnet mask, gateway, MTU,
NIC working mode, server port and default route are not restored to factory
default settings.
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Viewing system information
To view system information:
1. Click the System Settings icon in the menu toolbar and select System
Information.
2. To view device information, click the Device Info tab.
3. To view camera information, click the camera tab.
4. To view record information, click the Record tab.
5. To view alarm information, click the Alarm tab.
6. To view network information, click the Network tab.
7. To view HDD information, click the HDD tab.
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8. Click Back to return to live view.
Searching system logs for events
Many events of the DVR, such as operation, alarm and notification, are logged
into the system logs. They can be viewed and exported at any time.
Up to 2000 log files can be viewed at once.
Log files can also be exported onto a USB device. The exported file is named
according to the time it was exported. For example: 20120729124841logBack.txt.
Note: Connect the backup device, such as a USB stick, to the DVR before
commencing the log search.
To search and export log files:
1. Click the System Settings icon in the menu toolbar and select Log search.
2. Enter the search parameters and click Search to begin the search. The logs
matching the search criteria are displayed.
3. To view more detail information about a particular log entry, select the entry
and click
or double-click the log entry.
5. If available, you can also view the associated video to the selected log entry
by clicking its play button
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5. To export a log entry, select a log and click Export.
4. Click Back to return to live view.
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User management
By default the DVR comes with three user accounts: an Administrator account,
an Operator account and a Guest account. These accounts provide multiple
levels of access and functionality. See Table 16 below for a description of the
different user accounts.
Table 16: User accounts
User
Description
Administrator
The administrator account includes extended menu with full access to
all settings. The Administrator has the authority to add, delete or
configure parameters for many of the system functions.
There can only be one administrator.
The user name is admin. The name cannot be modified.
The default password is 1234.
Operator
The operator account includes reduced menu access to Video
settings (inaccessible features are not visible).
The default user name is “operator”.
The default password is 2222.
Guest
The guest account includes menu access with no programming
possibilities (inaccessible features are not visible).
The default user name is “guest”.
The default password is 3333.
Note: The default passwords should be changed for security reasons.
Adding a new user
Only a system administrator can create a user. You can add up to 31 new users.
The access privileges of Operator and Guest users are predefined and cannot be
modified
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To add new users:
1. Click the User Management icon in the menu toolbar to display its screen.
2. Click Add to enter the Add User screen.
3. Enter the new user’s name and password. Both the user name and password
can have up to 16 alphanumeric characters.
4. Select the new user’s access level: Operator or Guest.
5. Enter the user’s MAC address to let the user access the DVR from a remote
computer with this MAC address.
6. Click Apply to save the settings and OK to return to the previous screen.
7. Define the user’s permissions.
Click the Permission button
for the new user. In the Permissions pop-up
screen check the required access privileges for local, remote and camera
configuration. See “Customizing a user’s access privileges” below for the
permission descriptions for each group.
Click Apply to save the settings and OK to return to the previous screen.
8. Click Back to return to live view.
Customizing a user’s access privileges
Only an administrator can allocate access privileges to Operator and Guest
users. The access privileges can be customized for each user’s needs. The
administrator’s access privileges cannot be changed.
There are three types of privilege settings: Local Configuration, Remote
Configuration, and Camera Configuration.
Note: Only the administrator can restore factory default settings.
Local configuration settings:
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Local Log Search: Search and view logs of the DVR.
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Local Parameter Settings: Configure parameters and restore factory
defaults. You can also import/export the configuration from the DVR.
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Local Advanced Operation: Access HDD management (including the
initialization and modification of disk properties). Update system firmware as
well as stop the I/O alarm output.
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Local Shutdown/Reboot: Shutdown or reboot the DVR.
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Remote configuration settings:
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Remote Log Search: Remotely view logs that are saved on the DVR.
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Remote Parameter Settings: Remotely configure parameters, restore
factory defaults parameters and import/export configuration.
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Remote Camera Management: Remotely enable and disable channels.
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Remote Serial Port Control: Configure settings for the RS-232 port.
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Remote Video Output Control: Configure settings for video output.
•
Two-Way Audio: Use two-way radio between the remote client and the DVR.
•
Remote Alarm Control: Remotely alert or control the relay output of the
DVR. Alarm and notification settings must be configured properly to upload to
host.
•
Remote Advanced Operation: Remotely manage HDDs (initializing and
setting properties for HDDs) as well as remotely update system firmware and
clear the I/O alarm output.
•
Remote Shutdown/Reboot: Remotely shutdown or reboot the DVR.
Camera configuration settings:
By default, all analog cameras are enabled for operators for each of these
settings and none for guests.
•
Remote Live View: Select and view live video over the network.
•
Local Manual Operation: Locally start/stop manual recording on any of the
channels, snapshots and video clips.
•
Local Playback: Locally play recorded files that are on the DVR.
•
Remote Playback: Remotely play and download recorded files that are on
the DVR.
•
Remote PTZ Control: Remotely control PTZ dome cameras.
•
Local Backup: Locally back up recorded files from any of the channels.
To customize a user’s access privileges:
1. Click the User Management icon in the menu toolbar to display its screen.
2. Click the Permission button
for the user whose access privileges need to
be changed. The Permissions pop-up screen appears.
3. Click Apply to save the settings.
4. Click the OK button to return to the previous screen.
8. Click Back to return to live view.
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Deleting a user
Only a system administrator can delete a user.
To delete a user from the DVR:
1. Click the User Management icon in the menu toolbar to display its screen.
2. Click the Delete button
for the user to be deleted.
3. Click Yes in the pop-up screen to confirm deletion. The user is immediately
deleted.
4. Click Back to return to live view.
Modifying a user
A user’s name, password, access level and MAC address can be changed. Only
a system administrator can modify a user.
To modify a user:
1. Click the User Management icon in the menu toolbar to display its screen.
2. Click the Edit button
for the user whose access privileges need to be
changed. The Edit User pop-up screen appears.
3. Edit the user information and click Apply to save the settings. .
4. Click the OK button to return to the previous screen.
5. Click Back to return to live view.
Changing the Admin password
The administrator’s password can be changed in the User Management menu.
Click the Change Password tab and enter the new information. The
administrator’s MAC address can be changed here too. Once completed, click
Apply to save the settings.
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Chapter 17
iTVRmobile
You can easily log on to the TVR 41 using the TruVision iTVRmobile application.
Once installed on your iPhone, it can be used over a wireless network to
remotely view live video from DVRs, IP cameras, PTZ cameras and DVSs. It can
also be used to control PTZ cameras.
For detailed information on setting up and using the iTVRmobile application,
please refer to the iTVRmobile user manual.
Setup and login
Download the TruVision TVRmobile application from the iTunes Store to your
iPhone. The iTVRmobile appears on the iPhone home page:
Figure 33: iTVRmobile application icon
You need to register an administrator when using this application for the first
time. Enter the user name and password in the register interface and click
Register to complete user registration.
The next time the application is used, the user name of the last user is displayed
by default. When logging in, you also can enable Auto Login so that the
application will automatically login next time.
Once logged in, the iTVRmobile main menu appears. See Figure 34 below for
further information.
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Figure 34: Main menu description
Live
Live view mode and PTZ control.
Devices
Manage devices such as add a new device,
delete a device, display information about the
device.
Favorites
Define specific cameras as your favorites so
that you can quickly jump to them.
Local Config
Configure the speed of PTZ control and auto
login setup.
Account
Setting
Password modification.
Help
Help information.
About
Software version.
Live view
Tap the iTVRmobile icon on the iPhone home page to open the application. Enter
your user password, if requested. See Figure 35 for a description of the live view
interface.
Figure 35: Live view and toolbar icons
The selected video tile is
highlighted by a green
frame
Button
Description
Tap to return to the main menu.
Note: This option is only available when in the iPhone is held in portrait orientation.
This icon appears when there is no camera connected. Tap the cross to obtain the
Select Channel screen and select a camera for live view from the list of devices.
Tap to change the camera in the selected video tile. If there are already four video tiles
open in multiview, the next camera selected will replace the camera that was first
opened.
Stop: Tap to stop live streaming of video from the selected camera.
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Bookmark: Tap to create bookmarks. Bookmarks are groups of cameras that can be
accessed together.
Snapshot: Tap to take a snapshot of the live view images.
PTZ control: Tap to call up the PTZ control arrows on-screen for PTZ control.
To access live view:
1. In the main menu, tap Live to access live view. Live view is in 2X2 multiview
mode by default. The selected video tile has a green frame.
2. Double-tap
or
to open the list of devices, bookmarks and favorites
available and select the desired camera.
3. Tap the desired device, such as a DVR. All cameras listed under this device
are shown.
4. Tap the desired camera in the list. The live view immediately appears onscreen. By default it occupies one of the four video tiles.
5. To display another camera in live view, double-tap
or
again and
select the desired camera from the list. Repeat for the other two video tiles, if
required.
6. To stop live view for a selected camera, select a camera. The selected
camera has a green frame. Tap . A green cross appears in the video tile.
7. To return to the main menu, tap iTVRmobile.
Live view from the camera is not disconnected. You can, for example, change
configuration settings and then return to live view by tapping
again. The
application returns to the live view of the selected camera.
Controlling a PTZ camera
The application supports main and substream in live view. Substream is default.
When selecting the main stream option in live view, please refer to the table
below for the recommended parameter settings:
Table 17: Main stream recommended parameters
Resolution
Frame rate
Bit rate
XVGA
1 fps
320 Kbps
HD900
1 fps
320 Kbps
720P
1 fps
320 Kbps
UXGA
1 fps
320 Kbps
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Resolution
Frame rate
Bit rate
1080P
1 fps
320 Kbps
SVGA
4 fps
320 Kbps
VGA
4 fps
320 Kbps
4CIF
6 fps
512 Kbps
CIF
Max.
320 Kbps
DCIF
15 fps
512 Kbps
2CIF
Max.
512 Kbps
QCIF
Max.
320 Kbps
To control a PTZ camera:
1. In the main menu, tap Live to access live view.
2. Tap
to call up the PTZ toolbar and on-screen arrows.
3. Drag your finger across the on-screen arrows to carefully position the camera
in the desired preset location.
PTZ up
PTZ down
PTZ left
PTZ right
4. To call up a preset position, tap
to bring up the Call/Set screen. Enter a
preset number and tap Call. The camera moves to the preprogrammed
position. Tap
again to exit the preset configuration screen.
5. To zoom in and out of the selected camera image, pinch the screen to zoom
in or out. This option is only available for PTZ cameras.
6. To adjust the brightness of the camera image, tap the iris icon
to open
the iris scrubber bar. Drag the playhead along the scrubber bar to adjust the
image brightness.
Device management
The device list is empty by default. You must first add the required devices to the
iTVRmobile device list before you can access them.
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Note: Up to 16 devices can be added to the application.
To add a new device:
1. In the main menu, tap Devices. The Devices page appears. All devices
already added to the app are listed.
2. Tap Add. The New Device page appears.
3. Enter the following information:
Device name: Enter the name of the device to be linked, such as a TruVision
DVR or TruVision IP cameras. The name can have up to 16 alphanumeric
characters.
Register mode: Select either IP or DDNS. Use DDNS when there is no fixed
IP address available.
Address: Enter the IP or dynamic name address of the device.
Port: Enter the com port address of the device. For example, 8000 (default).
User name: Enter the device’s user name. It can have up to 16 alphanumeric
characters.
Password: Enter the device’s password.
Chan. no.: Enter the number of cameras to be linked.
4. Tap Save to save the settings. The device is added to the device list.
5. In the Device page, tap Add again to add another device to the application or
tap iTVRmobile to exit and return to the main menu.
To modify or delete a device:
1. In the main menu, tap Devices. The Devices page appears. All devices
already added to the app are listed.
2. To modify the parameters of a device: Tap
next to the selected device to
be modified. The list of parameters that can be modified appears. Tap Edit.
Tap the parameter to be modified and enter the new value using the keypad.
Tap Done and then Save to save the changes or Cancel to abort and return
to the Devices Detail screen.
3. To delete a device: Swipe your finger across the device to be deleted in the
list. The Delete button appears. Tap Delete.
4. Tap iTVRmobile to exit and return to the main menu.
Favorites
Use the Favorites menu to manage frequently used cameras and bookmarks in
live view.
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Tap and navigate to 'Channels'->'MENU'->'ADD' to go to the Favorites interface.
Tap the device to display the cameras list. Select any camera to add to your
favorites list by selecting it.
To delete an item in Favorites, in the main menu tap and navigate to 'Bookmarks'
or 'Channels'. The list of cameras or bookmarks appears. Tap the "Delete" button
to delete it.
Local configuration
Use the Local Config menu to modify the speed of the pan and tilt movement of
PTZ cameras as well as to enable/disable automatic login using the current user
next time the applicatoin is used.
Change passwords
Use the Account Setting menu to modify your current password. Enter the old
password, the new password and then confirm new password to complete the
change.
Snapshots
The snapshot pictures are automatically saved in the Photos application.
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Appendix A
Specifications
TVR 4104
TVR 4108
TVR 4116
Video & audio input
Video compression
Analog video input
H.264
4-ch,
8-ch,
16-ch,
BNC
BNC
BNC
(1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω),
(1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω),
(1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω),
PAL /NTSC selfadaptive
PAL /NTSC selfadaptive
PAL /NTSC selfadaptive
Audio compression
Audio input
OggVorbis
4-ch,
8-ch,
16-ch,
BNC
BNC
BNC
(2.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω)
(2.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω)
(2.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω)
1-ch, BNC (2.0 Vp-p, 1 kΩ)
Two-way audio
Video & audio output
HDMI output
1-ch,
Resolution: 1920 × 1080P / 60 Hz, 1920 × 1080P /
50 Hz,1600 × 1200 / 60 Hz, 1280 × 1024 / 60 Hz, 1280 × 720
/ 60 Hz, 1024 × 768 / 60 Hz
VGA output
1-ch,
Resolution: 1920 × 1080P / 60 Hz, 1600 × 1200 / 60 Hz,
1280 × 1024 / 60 Hz, 1280 × 720 / 60 Hz, 1024 × 768 / 60 Hz
1-ch, BNC (1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω),
CVBS output
Resolution: PAL: 704 × 576; NTSC: 704 × 480
1-ch, BNC (1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω),
Video spot output
Resolution: PAL: 704 × 576; NTSC: 704 × 480
Video loop output
Encoding resolution
Frame rate
4-ch
8-ch
16-ch
4CIF / 2CIF / CIF / QCIF
25 fps (PAL) / 30 fps (NTSC)
Video bit rate
32 to 4096 Kbps, or user defined (max. 4096 Kbps)
Audio output
2-ch, BNC (Linear, 600 Ω)
Audio bit rate
16 Kbps
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TVR 4104
TVR 4108
TVR 4116
Dual-stream
Support | (Sub-stream at CIF/QCIF: 25 fps (PAL) /
30 fps (NTSC))
Stream type
Video, Video & Audio
Playback resolution
Synchronous playback
4CIF / 2CIF / CIF / QCIF
4-ch
8-ch
16-ch
Hard disk
SATA
8 SATA interfaces
e-SATA
1 e-SATA interface
Capacity
Up to 4TB capacity for each disk
External interface
Network interface
Serial interface
1 RJ45 10M / 100M / 1000M Ethernet interface
1 RS-232 interface (for ProBridge, Challenger, Technical
Support);
1 RS-485 interface (for PTZ control);
1 RS-485 keyboard interface (for KTD405 keyboard control)
USB interface
2, USB 2.0
Alarm in
16
16
16
Alarm out
4
4
4
Miscellaneous
Power supply
Power consumption (without HDD
or DVD-R/W)
Operating temperature
Relative humidity
Chassis
100 to 240 VAC, 6.3 A, 50 to 60 Hz
≤ 35 W
≤ 40 W
≤ 45 W
-10 to +55 ºC (14 to 131 °F)
10 to 90%
19-inch rack-mounted 2U chassis
Dimensions (W x H x D)
445 × 470 × 90 mm (17.5 × 18.5 × 3.54 in.)
Weight
≤ 8 kg (17.6 lb.) (without HDD or DVD-R/W)
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PTZ protocols
Interlogix-485
PHILIPS
Interlogix-422
PHILIPS-3
Kalatel
SAE
DSCP
Samsung
HIKVISION
Siemens
Honeywell
SONY-EVI-D30/31
INFINOVA
SONY-EVI-D70
KTD-348
SONY-EVI-D100/P
LG MULTIX
TECHWIN
LILIN
VICON
PANASONIC_CS850
YOULI
PELCO-D
PELCO-P
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Appendix C
TVK-505U keypad
Using a TVK-505U keypad
Use the keypad to carry out functions similar to the front panel buttons. For
detailed keypad instructions, refer to the TVK-505U controller keypad user
manual.
Setting up a TVK-505U keypad to work with the TVR 41
To set up a TVK-505U keypad:
1. In the keypad live view menu, press the Ⓔ or Ⓒ button to select the DVR tab
required.
2. Press the option DVR.
3. Enter the number of the DVR. The value must be between 0 and 255.
4. Press the Ⓔ button to confirm.
The message, MASTER ENABLED, momentarily appears.
To access the programming menus of a PTZ dome camera using a TVK505U keypad:
1. In the keypad live view menu press the PTZ button.
Keypad enters PTZ mode.
Note: For information on programming a PTZ dome camera, please refer to
the PTZ camera user manual.
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Navigating the menus with the TVK-505U keypad
You can use the keypad joystick and keys to navigate through the menu system.
See Figure 36 below. Please refer to the user manual for further information on
their use.
Figure 36: Description of the TVK-505U keypad
Multifunction keys
Left column
LCD display
Multifunction keys
Right column
Navigation keys
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KTD-405 keypad
Supported firmware
TVR 4116-XXX firmware
4.0j or higher
KTD-405U (-2DU) keypad firmware:
1.4.00
Note: XXX is represents the DVR storage configuration such as 500 = 500 GB,
1T = 1 TB, etc.
Wiring the keypad
Connect the RS-485 bus of the KTD-405 I/O box to the TVR 41 Keypb A/B screw
terminal port.
Table 18: Keypad and DVR connections
KTD-405 I/O box
TVR 41 connection
RS-485 A
Keyb A
RS-485 B
Keyb B
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Figure 37: Keypad and DVR connections
I/O box
Rear panel of
TVR 41
Setting up the keypad to work with the
TVR 41
The keypad must be in zone mode to connect correctly with the TVR 41.
Further information on connecting and programming the KTD-405 keypad can be
found in the user manual.
To set the keypad in zone mode:
1. Log into the keypad using the Admin password. Hold down the Enter button (
) until a beep sounds and then enter the following code: 1 4 7 6. Push the
seq button to confirm.
2. Scroll through the menus with the
button until this menu appears:
3. Change Operating Mode to Zone by moving the joystick down.
4. Quit the menu by pressing the seq button. The display will show, for example:
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5. To connect it to the DVR, press the zone button and enter the ID number of
the TVR 41. The default value is “1”.
6. To configure the DVR zone ID number, at the DVR enter the System View
screen by selecting System in the main menu. Under Zone ID, enter the zone
ID value. The default value is “1”.
Note: The zone ID value must be identical for the DVR and keypad.
The TVR 41 is now connected to the KTD-405 keypad.
To configure the TVR 41 device address:
1. Click the Display Mode Settings icon in the menu toolbar and select
Monitor.
2. Under the Device address edit box enter a numeric value. The default
address for the keypad is “255”. Click Apply
TVR 41 and keypad functions
The KTD-405U acts as a DVR control keypad when connected to the TVR 41.
The keypad mimics many of the functions available from the front panel of the
TVR 41.
Unavailable TVR 41 functions
The following TVR 41 functions are unavailable when using the keypad to control
the TVR 41:

Export video

Eject CD/DVD

Preset and shadow tour

Select motion detection or tampering zones

Archive records

Capture video
If these functions are required, it is recommended to use a mouse in conjunction
with the keypad as all TVR 41 functions will then be available.
Unavailable keypad functions
The following keypad buttons are unavailable when using the keypad to control
the TVR 41:
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Figure 38: Unavailable keypad buttons
DSC/VCR
Autofocus
(Record mode)
Aux 1
Alarm
Aux 2
Iris +/-
Fast forward
Aux 3
Focus +/-
Fast backward
Store
(Magnification)
Ist
Operating the keypad
You can navigate the TVR 41 menus using the keypad buttons and joystick.
However, not all maneuvers are available using the joystick.
See Table 19 on page 133 for the description of the DVR keypad mapping when
using the KTD-405 keypad series. See Figure 38 above for a list of the keypad
functions that are unavailable when connected to the TVR 41
Example 1: To enter your password in the login screen using the keypad
1. In live view mode, press esc to activate the Login screen.
2. Press and hold esc and then press the arrow buttons (
down,
up,
left,
right) to move the cursor to the Password edit box. Once in the
password box, release esc.
3. Press Enter (
) to activate the virtual keyboard.
4. Press and hold esc and then press the arrow buttons to reach the first digit of
the password. Release esc and press Enter ( ) to select the digit.
5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 for each digit of the password.
6. Move the cursor to the Enter button on the virtual keyboard and press esc on
the KTD-405 keypad to enter the password.
7. Press and hold esc and then press the arrow buttons to navigate the cursor
to activate OK button on the Login screen.
8. Press
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Example 2: To modify a menu option using the keypad
1. In the main menu press and hold esc and then press the arrow buttons to
navigate to the desired menu icon (for example, Display Mode Settings).
2. Press
to enter Display Mode Settings menu.
3. Press
or
to scroll to the menu tab, Layout.
4. When in the desired menu screen, press and hold esc and then press the
arrow buttons (
up,
down) to navigate the cursor to the option,
Layout.
5. Press
to activate the dropdown menu.
6. Press and hold esc and then press the up/down arrow buttons to navigate to
the desired option.
7. Press
to select the option.
8. Press and hold esc and then press the up/down arrow buttons to navigate to
Apply. Press
to select it. Then navigate to Back to return to live view.
TVR 41 mapping to the KTD-405 keypad
Table 19: TVR 41 mapping to the KTD-405 keypad
Task
Keypad action
Further information
 Menu mode
Call up or exit menu
In live view, press esc.
Move through the menus
Press and hold esc and
then press the arrow
buttons.
Move between menu tabs
Press
or
to switch
between menu tabs.
Navigate to a menu option
Press and hold esc and
then press the arrow
buttons.
Select a character or menu
option
Press Enter (
Select the zone ID
Press zone to connect the
keypad to the DVR.
).
Down,
Right
Up,
Left,
Down,
Right
Up,
Left,
Note. If you press esc before
pressing Enter, you quit the
menu without saving any
changes. It is the same as
cancel.
 Live view mode
Call up a single camera
Press 0 to 9 and then press
Enter ( ).
Call up multiview screens
Press view and then
continue to press button 5
to scroll through the options
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enter the number of the camera
and then press Enter ( ).
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Task
Keypad action
Sequence through cameras
Press the seq button to
scroll through the cameras
in full screen.
Sequence through multiview
screens
Press and hold esc and
then press the left/right
arrow buttons
Switch between monitor A
and monitor B
Press the mon button and
button 1 to switch to
monitor A.
Press the mon button and
button 2 to switch to
monitor B.
Further information
To return to the previously
selected monitor, you must
deselect the current monitor by
re-entering the combination
again. So to return to monitor B,
press mon 1 to return to monitor
B, or press mon 2 to return to
monitor A,
Note: The keypad display will
always indicate monitor A even
when monitor B is selected.
Manually acknowledge an
alarm
Press Alarm.
 PTZ functions
Enter PTZ mode
In live view mode, press
Enter ( ).
PTZ functions (Up, Down,
Left, Right, Zoom in, Zoom
out)
Move the joystick to move
the dome up, down, left and
right
KTD-405U: Turn the knob on the
joystick to zoom in/zoom out.
KTD-405-2DU: Press the zoom+
and zoom- buttons.
Press zoom+ and zoom-.
Leave PTZ mode
Press esc.
 Playback functions
Search for recorded video
Press
Instant playback
Press
screen.
.
when in full
Once password is entered, the
Advanced Search menu
appears.
Instant playback of the currently
selected camera. Default time is
5 minutes.
Other cameras listed on-screen
can only be accessed using the
mouse.
Stop playback
Press
to stop playback
and return to live view
mode.
Pause playback
Press
to pause
playback. Press
to
restart.
Replay the current file.
Press aux4 to replay the
current file.
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Task
Keypad action
Change playback speed
Press and hold esc and
then press the left/right
arrow buttons
Jump 30 seconds forwards or
backwards during playback
Press and hold esc and
then press the up/down
arrow buttons
Further information
Selecting an IP camera using the keypad
The TVR 41 can support up to 16 analog cameras. To be able to control up to 16
cameras using the keypad, you may need to change the number of TVR 41
camera inputs controlled by the keypad. The default number of TVR 41 camera
inputs controlled by the keypad is 16.
To change the number of TVR 41 camera inputs controlled by the keypad:
1. Hold down the Enter button ( ) until a beep sounds and then enter the
following code: 1 4 7 6. Push the seq button to confirm.
2. Scroll through the menus with the
button until this menu appears:
3. Enter the DVR address to be configured and press
4. Scroll through the menus with the
.
button until this menu appears:
5. Press the up/down arrow buttons to navigate to SYM DVR.
6. Scroll through the menus with the
button until this menu appears:
7. Press the up/down arrow buttons to navigate to 32.
8. Repeat steps 3 to 7 for each DVR address in the keypad.
Controlling a camera
When setting up and controlling your cameras in zone mode, refer to Table 20 on
page 136 for the list of default PTZ addresses associated with a zone ID. This
value is automatically populated in the system. You can modify the PTZ address
in the PTZ menu to meet customer requirements (see “Configuring PTZ settings”
on page 39).
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Table 20: Default PTZ camera addresses by zone ID
Camera
input
Zone ID of TVR 41
1
2
3
4
5
1
0
32
64
96
128 160 192 224 256 288 320 352 384 416 448 480
2
1
33
65
97
129 161 193 225 257 289 321 353 385 417 449 481
3
2
34
66
98
130 162 194 226 258 290 322 354 386 418 450 482
4
3
35
67
99
131 163 195 227 259 291 323 355 387 419 451 483
5
4
36
68
100 132 164 196 228 260 292 324 356 388 420 452 484
6
5
37
69
101 133 165 197 229 261 293 325 357 389 421 453 485
7
6
38
70
102 134 166 198 230 262 294 326 358 390 422 454 486
8
7
39
71
103 135 167 199 231 263 295 327 359 391 423 455 487
9
8
40
72
104 136 168 200 232 264 296 328 360 392 424 456 488
10
9
41
73
105 137 169 201 233 265 297 329 361 393 425 457 489
11
10
42
74
106 138 170 202 234 266 298 330 362 394 426 458 490
12
11
43
75
107 139 171 203 235 267 299 331 363 395 427 459 491
13
12
44
76
108 140 172 204 236 268 300 332 364 396 428 460 492
14
13
45
77
109 141 173 205 237 269 301 333 365 397 429 461 493
15
14
46
78
110 142 174 206 238 270 302 334 366 398 430 462 494
16
15
447 79
111 143 175 207 239 271 303 335 367 399 431 463 495
17
16
48
80
112 144 176 208 240 272 304 336 368 400 432 464 496
18
17
49
81
113 145 177 209 241 273 305 337 369 401 433 465 497
19
18
50
82
114 146 178 210 242 274 306 338 370 402 434 466 498
20
19
51
83
115 147 179 211 243 275 307 339 371 403 435 467 499
21
20
52
84
116 148 180 212 244 276 308 340 372 404 436 468 500
22
21
53
85
117 149 181 213 245 277 309 341 373 405 437 469 501
23
22
54
86
118 150 182 214 246 278 310 342 374 406 438 470 502
24
23
55
87
119 151 183 215 247 279 311 343 375 407 439 471 503
25
24
56
88
120 152 184 216 248 280 312 344 376 408 440 472 504
26
25
57
89
121 153 185 217 249 281 313 345 377 409 441 473 505
27
26
58
90
122 154 186 218 250 282 314 346 378 410 442 474 506
28
27
59
91
123 155 187 219 251 283 315 347 379 411 443 475 507
29
28
60
92
124 156 188 220 252 284 316 348 380 412 444 476 508
30
29
61
93
125 157 189 221 253 285 317 349 381 413 445 477 509
31
30
62
94
126 158 190 222 254 286 318 350 382 414 446 478 510
32
31
63
95
127 159 191 223 255 287 319 351 383 415 447 479 511
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7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
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Appendix E
Maximum pre-recording
times
The maximum pre-recording time that can be selected depends on the bit rate.
Frame rate, resolution and image quality do not impact time.
Note: This information only applies when the bit rate is set to Constant (see
“Initializing recording settings” on page 73 for more information).
Constant bit rate
Maximum pre-recording time
(seconds)
32
30
48
30
64
30
80
30
96
30
128
30
160
30
192
30
224
30
256
30
320
30
384
30
448
30
512
30
640
30
768
30
896
30
1024
30
1280
25
1536
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Constant bit rate
Maximum pre-recording time
(seconds)
1792
15
2048
15
3072
10
4096
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Appendix F
Supported PTZ commands
Table 21: Supported PTZ commands by camera protocols (Part 1)
PTZ command
Protocol
Tilt up
Tilt
down
Pan
left
Pan
right
Left
up
Left
down
Right
up
Right
down
Auto
pan
Zoom
+
Zoom
-
Interlogix-485
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Interlogix-422
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
KALATEL
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
DSCP
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
HIKVISION
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Honeywell
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
INFINOVA
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
KTD-348
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
LG MULTIX
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
LILIN
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
PANASONIC_
CS850
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
PELCO-D
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y*
Y*
Y*
Y*
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
PELCO-P
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y*
Y*
Y*
Y*
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
PHILIPS
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
PHILPS-3
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
SAE
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Samsung
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Siemens
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
SONY-EVID30/31
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
SONY-EVI-D70
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
SONY-EVID100/P
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
TECHWIN
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
VICON
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
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+
-
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PTZ command
Protocol
YOULI
Tilt up
Tilt
down
Pan
left
Pan
right
Left
up
Left
down
Right
up
Right
down
Auto
pan
Zoom
+
Zoom
-
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Focus Focus
+
Y
Y
*: Hikvision only.
Table 22: Supported PTZ commands by camera protocols (Part 2)
PTZ command
Protocol
Iris+
Iris-
Light
Wiper
Zoom
area
Center
Menu
Preset
Tour
Shadow
tour
Interlogix-485
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
Interlogix-422
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
KALATEL
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
DSCP
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
HIKVISION
Y
Y
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Honeywell
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
INFINOVA
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
KTD-348
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
LG MULTIX
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
LILIN
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
PANASONIC_
CS850
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
PELCO-D
Y
Y
Y**
Y#
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
PELCO-P
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
PHILIPS
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
PHILPS-3
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
SAE
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Samsung
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
Siemens
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Y
SONY-EVID30/31
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
SONY-EVI-D70
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
SONY-EVID100/P
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
TECHWIN
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
VICON
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
YOULI
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
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Appendix G
Default menu settings
Display mode setting
Monitor
General
Language: English
Device name: Embedded Net DVR
Device address: 255
Zone ID: 1
VGA resolution: 1280*1024/60HZ
HDMI resolution:1920*1080/60HZ(1080P)
Password required : Yes
Scale output video: Yes
Enable wizard: Yes
More setting
Monitor standard: NTSC/PAL. Auto detect at booting.
Output mode: Standard
Monitor brightness: 5
Event hint: Yes
Time bar transparent: Yes
Menu timeout: 5 min
Mouse pointer speed: Lower
Layout
General
Video output interface: VGA
Live view mode: 4*4
Dwell time: No swicth
Enable audio output: No
Event output: HDMI
Full screen monitoring dwell time: 10 s
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View
Video output interface: VGA
16 chan: 4*4 -A1 to A16
8 chan: 3*3 - A1 to A8+1black screen
4 chan: 2*2 - A1 to A4 (Different with PRD-5.1-138)
Time
Time setting
Time Zone: GMT -8
Date Format: MM-DD-YYYY
System date: Current system date
System time: Current system time
Auto DST Adjustment: No
Enable DST: No
From: Apr 1st Sun 2:00
To: Oct last Sun 2:00
DST bias: 60 min
Holiday
Holiday setting
Status: All disable; Start date: 1st. Jan; End date: 1st
Jan
Camera Management
OSD
OSD setting
Camera: Analog 1
Camera name: Camera 01
Display name: Yes
Display date: Yes
Display week: Yes
Date format: MM-DD-YYYY
Time format: 12-hour
Display mode: Not transparent & not flashing
Image
Image setting
Camera: Analog 1
Mode: Standard
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Motion
Motion detection setting
Camera: All
Enable motion detection: No
Rule: Trigger channel [camera-self]; Alarm schedule:
All day for whole week; Rule: (Null)
Sensitivity: Middle
Target size: 1
Zone: Full screen
Privacy mask
Privacy mask setting
Camera: All
Enable privacy mask: No
Zone: (Null)
Tamper proof
Tamper-proof setting
Camera: All
Enable tamper proof: No
Rule: Alarm schedule all day for whole week; Rule:
(Null)
Sencitivity: Low
Zone: (Null)
Video loss
Video loss setting
Camera: All
Enable video loss Alarm: Disable
Rule: Alarm schedule all day for whole week; Rule:
(Null)
Video Schedule
Schedule
Record
Camera: All
Enable Schedule: Enable
Schedule: All day for whole week TL-Hi
Encoding
Record
Camera: All
Encoding parameters: ->
Stream type ->
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Resolution ->
Bit rate type ->
Video quality ->
Frame rate ->
Max. Bit rate mode ->
Max. Bit rate ->
Pre-record: 5 s
Post-record: 5 s
Auto delete: 0
Record audio: Yes
Capture
Camera: All
Resolution: 4 CIF
Picture quality: Medium
V-stream
Enable V-stream: No
Frame rate : 25 fps
Max. bit rate mode: General
Max. bit rate: 1792
More settings
More settings
Event priority: Text In < Motion
Overwrite: yes
eSATE: Record/Capture
Net working setting
General
General
NIC Type: 10/100/1000M self-adaptive
Enable DHCP: Enable
IPv4 address: 192.168.1.82
IPv4 subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
IPv4 default gateway: 192.168.1.1
IPv6 address1: fe80::240:3dff:fe7e:926f/64
IPv6 address2: (Null)
IPv6 address gateday: (Null)
Mac address: (It depends)
MTU: 1500
Preferred DNS server: (Null)
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Alternate DNS server: (Null)
PPPoE
PPPoE
Enable PPPoE: Disable
User name: (Null)
Password: (Null)
Confirm: (Null)
DDNS
DDNS
DDNS: Disable
DDNS type: ezDDNS
Server address: www.tvr-ddns.net
Host Name: (Null)
NAT: Disable
Nat server port: 8000->0
Nat HTTP port: 80->0
NTP
NTP
Enable NTP: Disable
Interval:60min
NTP server: time.nist.gov
NTP Port:123
Email
Email
(Null)
FTP
FTP
(Null)
SNMP
SNMP
(Null)
More settings
More settings
Alarm host IP: (Null)
Alarm host port: 0
Server port: 8000
HTTP port: 80
Multicast IP: (Null)
RTSP server port: 554
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Alarm setting
Alarm list
Alarm Inputs
(Null)
Alarm Outputs
(Null)
Alarm Input
Alarm Input
Alarm input no.: All
Alarm name: (Null)
type: No
Setting: Disable
Rule: Trigger No channel, all day for whole week; Rule
(Null); PTZ link: (Null)
Alarm Output
Alarm Output
Alarm output no.: All
Alarm name: (Null)
Time out: 5 s
Rule: All day for whole week
Manual Alarm
Trigger none
Notification
Notification
HDD full: (Null)
HDD error: Audio warning
Network disconnected: (Null)
IP conflicted: (Null)
Illegal login: (Null)
Abnormal video signal: (Null)
Input/output video standard mismatch: Audio
Abnormal record/capture: Audio
PTZ setting
General
General
Camera: All
Baud rate: 9600
Date bit: 8
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Stop bit: 1
Parity: None
Flow ctrl: None
PTZ protocol: Interlogix 485
Address: 0 to 15 for camera 1 to 16
More settings
(Null)
User setting
User
User management
admin:1234
operate: 4321
guest: (Null)
Change password
(Null)
System setting
RS-232
RS-232 setting
Baud rate: 115200
Date bit: 8
Stop bit: 1
Parity: None
Flow ctrl: None
Usage: ProBridge
HDD
(NULL)
Text iInsertion
Text intertion
Enable text intertion: Disable
(Null)
Upgrade
(Null)
Configuation (Null)
Log search
Log search
Current whole day, all day, all type
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Glossary
Term
Definition
Data redundancy
Writing data to two or more locations for backup and data recovery. For
example, data can be stored on two or more HDDs.
DDNS
Dynamic DNS is a method, protocol, or network service that provides
the capability for a networked device, such as a router or computer
system using the Internet Protocol Suite, to notify a domain name server
to change, in real time (ad-hoc) the active DNS configuration of its
configured hostnames, addresses or other information stored in DNS
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network application
protocol used by devices (DHCP clients) to obtain configuration
information for operation in an Internet Protocol network
Dual stream
Dual stream is a technology used to record high resolution video locally
while transmitting a lower resolution stream over the network. The two
streams are generated by the DVR, with the main stream having a
maximum resolution of 4CIF and the substream having a maximum
resolution of CIF.
DVR
Acronym for Digital Video Recorder. A DVR is device that is able to
accept video signals from analog cameras, compress the signal and
store it on its hard drives
HDD
Acronym for Hard Disk Drive. A storage medium which stores digitally
encoded data on platters with magnetic surfaces
HTTP
Acronym for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. A protocol to transfer
hypertext request and information between servers and browsers over a
network
Hybrid DVR
A hybrid DVR is a combination of a DVR and NVR.
NTP
Acronym for Network Time Protocol. A protocol designed to synchronize
the clocks of computers over a network.
NTSC
Acronym for National Television System Committee. NTSC is an analog
television standard used in such countries as the United States and
Japan. Each frame of an NTSC signal contains 525 scan lines at 60Hz
NVR
Acronym for Network Video Recorder. An NVR can be a PC-based or
embedded system used for centralized management and storage for IP
cameras, IP Domes and other DVRs.
PAL
Acronym for Phase Alternating Line. PAL is also another video standard
used in broadcast televisions systems in large parts of the world. PAL
signal contains 625 scan lines at 50Hz.
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Glossary
Term
Definition
PPPoE
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet is a network protocol for
encapsulating Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) frames inside Ethernet
frames. It is used mainly with ADSL services where individual users
connect to the ADSL transceiver (modem) over Ethernet and in plain
Metro Ethernet network.
PTZ
Acronym for Pan, Tilt, Zoom. PTZ dome cameras are motor driven
systems that allow the camera to pan left and right, tilt up and down and
zoom in and out
USB
Acronym for Universal Serial Bus. USB is a plug-and-play serial bus
standard to interface devices to a host computer.
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Index
A
Active X, 65
Alarm notifications
external alarms, 84
types, 81
video loss, 87
video tampering, 87
Alarm outputs
manually acknowledging, 86
Archiving
exporting files to a backup device, 60
quick archive, 59
snapshots, 62
video clips, 61
Audio
connecting audio inputs and outputs, 13
B
Back panel description, 4
Backup devices
managing, 63
Bookmarks
playback, 54
saving, 54
types, 54
Brightness, contrast and saturation
modifying, 105
C
Cameras
configuring PTZ dome cameras, 39
connecting analog cameras using loopthrough, 13
privacy masking, 104
setting up sequencing, 36
Digital zoom
description, 34
Digital zoom in playback, 58
E
E-mail notifications
set up, 92
eSATA, 100
Event logs
searching remotely, 71
Export files, 63
External alarm
setting up to record when triggered, 84
External alarm schedules
recording, 78
F
Factory default settings
restore, 110
Firmware
updating, 109
Frame-by-frame playback, 57
Front panel description, 20
Full screen viewing, 32
H
HDD
checking status, 99
grouping, 98
initializing, 97
properties, 98
redundancy, 79
set to read only, 79
setting up HDD alarms, 99
Holiday schedules
recording, 77
HTTP port settings, 94
D
Daily schedules
recording, 76
DDNS settings, 91
Default menu settings, 141
Default settings
restore, 110
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Instant playback, 49
IP devices supported, 124
iTVRmobile
device management, 120
favorites, 121
151
Index
live view, 118
login, 117
PTZ camera control, 119
K
Keypad
connecting dome cameras to the DVR, 6
connecting to RS-485 port, 12
wiring to DVR, 10
KTD-405
changing the camera inputs controlled by
the keypad, 135
KTD-405 keypad
accessing DVR functions, 132
controlling a camera, 135
firmware supported, 129
set up in zone mode, 130
set up TVR 41 device address, 130
wiring, 129
L
Live view mode
digital zoom, 34
full screen view, 32
multiview, 32
sequencing cameras, 33
switch monitors, 30
Lock/unlock recorded files, 78
Logs
view system log, 112
M
Main menu
accessing, 25
description, 25
icon descriptions, 25
Monitors
connecting, 13
priority, 30
switch monitors, 30
Motion detection, 82
defining motion detection area, 82
setting the sensitivity level, 82
setting the target size, 82
Motion search
playback, 56
Mouse pop-up menu, 30
Multicast settings, 94
Multiview, 32
N
Network packet data
exporting, 96
Network settings
general set up, 89
Network status, 95
152
Network traffic
checking, 95
Notifications
alarm types, 81
external alarms, 84
system event types, 86
NTP server, 92
O
OSD settings, 103
Overwriting
Protecting recorded files, 78
P
Password
changing user password, 116
default user passwords, 113
Playback
bookmarks, 54
changing playback speed, 57
instant playback, 49
interface overview, 47
motion search, 56
playing back archived files, 63
search by event, 53
search by time, 52
search by video type, 52
search results, 51
snapshots, 55
system log, 55
using digital zoom, 58
using the web browser, 69
Playback control panel
description, 48
Player
using for playback, 63
Power up and down DVR, 15
PPPoE settings, 90
Pre-recording times
maximum times, 137
Preset tour
calling up, 44
Preset tours
quick access, 40
Presets
calling up, 42
quick access, 40
selecting, setting up and deleting, 41
Privacy masking, 104
Protecting recorded files, 78
PTZ control panel
description, 40
PTZ dome cameras
assigning protocols, 39
configuring, 39
connecting dome cameras to the DVR, 6
connecting to RS-485 port, 12
controlling remotely, 71
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set up, 5
PTZ protocols, 125
assigning, 39
configuring Interlogix cameras, 6
PTZ commands supported, 139
R
Recorded files
lock/unlock, 78
Protect HDD, 79
Recording
configuring settings, 73
protecting against overwriting, 78
recording schedules, 75
setting up HDD redundancy, 79
Recording schedules
daily, 76, 77
defining, 75
external alarms, 78
Remote alarm host settings, 93
Remote control
connect to the DVR, 24
description, 22
RTSP service port, 94
S
S.M.A.R.T. information on a HDD, 100
Sequencing cameras, 33, 36
Setup wizard
using, 16
Shadow tours
quick access, 40
setting up, 44
Snapshots
archiving, 62
capture remotely, 69
playback, 55
SNMP protocol settings, 93
Soft keyboard, 26
System information
view, 111
System logs
playback, 55
view, 112
System notifications
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T
TVK-505U keypad
access PTZ dome camera menus, 127
navigating TVR 41 menus, 128
set up with TVR 41, 127
U
User privileges
camera configuration, 115
descriptions, 114
local configuration, 114
remote configuration, 115
Users
adding a new user, 113
customizing user privileges, 114
deleting a user, 116
managing, 113
modifying user information, 116
user levels, 113
V
Video format
PAL/NTSC, 15
Video loss
setting up detection, 87
Video tampering
setting up to detect, 87
View system log, 112
V-stream encoding, 37
W
Web browser
accessing, 66
installing Active X, 65
local configuration of DVR, 68
remote configuration of DVR, 68
searching and playing back recorded video,
69
searching for event logs, 71
video snapshot, 69
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