TruVision Megapixel IP Dome Camera User Manual

TruVision Megapixel IP Dome Camera User Manual
TruVision Megapixel IP
Dome Camera User
Manual
P/N 1070296-EN • REV B • ISS 25JAN11
Copyright
© 2011 UTC Fire & Security. All rights reserved.
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Springs Road, Farmington, CT 06034-4065, USA
Other trade names used in this document may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of the manufacturers or vendors of the
respective products.
Manufacturer
Certification
FCC compliance
European Union
directives
Authorized EU manufacturing representative:
UTC Fire & Security B.V.
Kelvinstraat 7, 6003 DH Weert, The Netherlands
N4131
Class A: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in
a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which
case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own
expense.
12004/108/EC (EMC directive): Hereby, UTC Fire & Security
declares that this device is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
2004/108/EC.
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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
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Contact information
For contact information, see www.utcfireandsecurity.com.
Content
Chapter 1
Introduction 1
Product overview 1
Features 1
Chapter 2
Installation 3
Installation environment 3
Package contents 3
Cable requirements 4
Camera dimensions 5
Setting up the dome cameras 6
Connections 6
Accessing the SD card 9
Mounting the dome camera on a ceiling or wall 10
Mounting the vandal-proof dome camera on a ceiling or wall 11
Using the camera with TVR 60 13
Using the camera with GE Nav 13
Chapter 3
Network and streaming configuration 15
Checking your Web browser security level 15
Accessing the camera over the internet 17
Overview of the camera Web browser 18
Configuring the camera over the network 20
Device parameters 21
Camera parameters 22
Network parameters 38
RS-485 serial port settings 40
Alarm parameters 41
Notification parameters 45
User management 45
Formatting the HDD 49
Upgrading the firmware 49
Chapter 4
1.3 megapixel IP dome camera configuration 51
Main menu overview 51
Language 52
Resolution 53
Frame rate 53
Lens type 53
Shutter speed 53
Auto gain 54
Day/Night 54
White balance 55
Backlight compensation 56
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Mirror mode 57
Chapter 5
2.0 megapixel IP dome camera configuration 59
Main menu overview 59
Language 60
Flicker control 61
Resolution 61
Frame rate 61
Shutter speed 62
Auto gain 62
Day/Night 62
White balance 63
Special effects mode 64
Mirror mode 64
ePTZ mode 64
Chapter 6
Camera operation 67
Logging on and off 67
Live mode 67
Searching recorded video for playback 68
Playing back recorded files 70
Viewing logs 70
Searching for logs 71
Archiving recorded files 73
Controlling a PTZ camera 73
Appendix A Specifications 75
1.3 megapixel IP dome camera 75
2 megapixel IP dome camera 76
Appendix B Pin definitions 79
Appendix C Warranty and contact information 81
Warranty information 81
Contacting support 81
Index 83
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Product overview
This is the user manual for TruVision megapixel IP dome camera models:
1.3 megapixel IP dome cameras:

TVD-M1120-3-N 1.3 megapixel vandal-proof dome

TVD-M1120-3-P 1.3 megapixel vandal-proof dome
2.0 megapixel IP dome cameras:

TVD-M2110-2-N 2.0 megapixel dome

TVD-M2110-2-P 2.0 megapixel dome

TVD-M2110V-3-N 2.0 megapixel vandal-proof dome

TVD-M2110V-3-P 2.0 megapixel vandal-proof dome
Features
This section describes the TruVision megapixel IP dome camera features.

Supports TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, RTP/RTCP and PPPoE protocols

Programming and setup through a browser interface

Live viewing over the network

50/60 Hz selectable flicker control

Mono and bi-directional audio

Digital pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) (2.0 megapixel IP box camera only)

Supports remote upgrades and maintenance

H.264 video compression with dual capability

Supports 4CIF, 2CIF, CIF and QCIF
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SDHC card for local storage
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Chapter 2
Installation
This chapter provides information on how to install the TruVision megapixel IP
dome camera.
Installation environment
When installing your product, consider these factors:
•
Electrical: Install electrical wiring carefully. It should be done by qualified
service personnel. Always use a proper PoE switch or a 12 VDC or 24 VAC
UL listed Class 2 or CE certified power supply to power the camera. Do not
overload the power cord or adapter.
•
Ventilation: Ensure that the location planned for the installation of the
camera is well ventilated.
•
Temperature: Do not operate the camera beyond the specified temperature,
humidity or power source ratings. The operating temperature of the camera is
between -10 to 60°C (14°F to 140°F). Humidity is below 90%.
•
Moisture: Do not expose the camera to rain or moisture, or try to operate it in
wet areas. Turn the power off immediately if the camera is wet and ask a
qualified service person for servicing. Moisture can damage the camera and
also create the danger of electric shock.
•
Servicing: Do not attempt to service this camera yourself. Any attempt to
dismantle or remove the covers from this product will invalidate the warranty
and may also result in serious injury. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
Package contents
Check the package and contents for visible damage. If any components are
damaged or missing, do not attempt to use the unit; contact the supplier
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immediately. If the unit is returned, it must be shipped back in its original
packaging.
Package contents:

Camera

Multilingual Installation Sheet

CD with User Manual in several languages
CAUTION: Use direct plug-in UL listed power supplies marked Class 2 or LPS
(limited power source) of the required output rating as listed on the unit.
Cable requirements
For proper operation, adhere to the following cable and power requirements for
the cameras. Category 5 cabling or better is recommended. All network cabling
must be installed according to applicable codes and regulations.
Table 1 below lists the requirements for the cables that connect to the camera.
Table 1: Recommended cable requirements
Cable type
Requirements
Data
For RS-485: 22 gauge (0.64 mm) shielded, two-conductor, twisted-pair
(STP) cable
Video
75 ohm RS-59 coaxial cable with BNC ends
Power
24 VAC cable
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Camera dimensions
Figure 1: Megapixel IP dome camera
1. SDHC card slot
Figure 2: Vandal-proof megapixel IP dome camera
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Setting up the dome cameras
Note: If the light source where the camera is installed experiences rapid, widevariations in lighting, the camera may not operate as intended.
To quickly put the dome camera into operation:
1. Prepare the mounting surface.
2. Set the DIP switches to the desired positions and connect the power cable,
alarm I/O cables, RS-485 cable, audio cables and network cable to the
camera. See “Megapixel IP dome camera connections” below.
3. Mount the camera to the wall/ceiling using the appropriate fasteners. See
“Mounting the dome camera on a ceiling or wall” on page 11.
4. Set up the camera’s network and streaming parameters so that the camera
can be controlled over the network. See Chapter 3 “Network and streaming
configuration” on page 15.
5. Program the camera to suit its location. See Chapter 4 “1.3 megapixel IP
dome camera configuration” on page 51 and Chapter 5 “2.0 megapixel IP
dome camera configuration” on page 59.
To quickly put the vandal-proof dome camera into operation:
1. Prepare the mounting surface.
2. Mount the camera to the wall/ceiling using the appropriate fasteners. See
“Mounting the dome camera on a ceiling or wall” on page 11.
3. Connect the cabling to the devices. See “Vandal-proof megapixel IP dome
camera connections” on page 9.
4. Set up the camera’s network and streaming parameters so that the camera
can be controlled over the network. See Chapter 3 “Network and streaming
configuration” on page 15.
5. Program the camera to suit its location. See Chapter 4 “1.3 megapixel IP
dome camera configuration” on page 51 and Chapter 5 “2.0 megapixel IP
dome camera configuration” on page 59.
Connections
A qualified service person, complying with all applicable codes, should perform
all required hardware installation.
Megapixel IP dome camera connections
Note: Do not attempt to extend the power/data cable connection using RJ45
couplers and Cat5 cable. Only use the data cable connection provided.
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Note: Use 24 VAC / 12 VDC or PoE.
Figure 3: Megapixel IP dome camera connections
1. Power supply LED.
2. Video output.
Connect to a CCTV monitor.
3. DIP switches
Set the DIP switch addresses.
4. Ethernet RJ45 PoE port
Connect to network devices.
5. RS-485 A+, BConnect to an RS-485 device such as a
PTZ dome camera.
6. Alarm output
Connect to an alarm output device.
7. Alarm input
Connect to an alarm input device.
8. Ground
Connect to ground.
9. Audio output
Connect to an audio output.
Line level, 600 Ω
10. Audio input
Connect to an audio input.
2.0 to 2.4Vp-p, 1 kΩ
11. Power supply
Connect +12 VDC or +24 VAC power
supply.
Note: The alarm output can be used to turn on and off an external alarm device.
Connect a 12 VDC/30 mA external power supply to the alarm output. See
Figure 4 on page 8.
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Figure 4: External alarm output
Setting DIP switch addresses
Switches 6 to 10 are not used at this time, so it does not matter whether they are
set to on or off.
Figure 5: DIP switches (grayed area is not used)
Table 2: DIP switch addresses
Function
DIP
switch
8
ON
Description
OFF
1
Sharp image
Soft image
Use this to obtain sharper or softer edges
for images.
2
Automatic exposure
(AES)
Auto iris (AI)
Use this setting to select the method the
camera uses to adjust to different light
levels.
3
BLC
Off
The backlight compensation (BLC)
function improves image quality when the
background illumination is high. It
prevents the object in the center from
appearing too dark.
4
Flickerless control
Off
Flickerless control eliminates the flicker
caused by the differences between the
frequencies (60 Hz) of the ionization of
the gas in a fluorescent light bulb with
that of the vertical frequency (59.95 Hz)
in the camera. Flickless control helps
reduce the file size and transfer bit rates
of compressed video images.
5
Normal automatic gain
control (NAGC)
Super automatic gain
control (SAGC)
AGC automatically adjusts the camera’s
sensitivity in low light conditions. SAGC
has higher sensitivity.
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Vandal-proof megapixel IP dome camera connections
Figure 6: Vandal-proof megapixel IP dome camera connections
1. Ethernet RJ45 PoE connector.
Connect to the network devices.
2. Power supply cord.
Connect +12 VDC or +24 VAC power
supply.
3. Audio input jack.
Connect to an audio input.
2.0 to 2.4Vp-p, 1 kΩ
4. Audio output jack
Connect to an audio output.
Line level, 600 Ω
5. Alarm I/O cable
Connect alarm input (IN, G) and output
(1A, 1B) devices.
6. RS-485 A+, BConnect to an RS-485 device such as a
PTZ dome camera.
Accessing the SD card
Insert an 8GB or 16GB SDHC card for local storage as a backup in case the
network fails, for example. The card is not supplied with the camera.
Video and log files stored on the SDHC card can only be accessed via the Web
browser. You cannot access the card using GE Nav or TVR 60.
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Figure 7: SDHC card location
Megapixel IP dome camera
Vandal-proof megapixel IP dome camera
1. SDHC card slot.
Mounting the dome camera on a ceiling or
wall
You can mount the dome camera on a ceiling or wall. The instructions below are
for fixing the dome camera directly to a ceiling.
If mounting the dome camera onto a wooden wall, use self-tapping screws to fix
the mounting plate to the wall.
To mount the dome camera to a ceiling:
1. Place the supplied template sticker on the ceiling where the dome camera is
to be installed.
2. Place the dome’s mounting bracket on the sticker and align the holes of the
bracket to those of the sticker.
3. Securely fasten the mount to the mounting surface with the three supplied
screws.
4. In the middle of the mounting plate make a hole in the ceiling to access the
cabling.
5. If needed, seal all mounting holes so that no moisture can leak into the
mounting surface.
6. Insert the fixation pins of the dome camera enclosure into the fixation slots in
the mounting bracket.
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Mounting bracket
Fixation slot
1. Mounting bracket
4. Plastic enclosure
2. Fixation pins
5. Bubble
3. Locking nut
7. Rotate the camera enclosure so that the pins are held in place in the fixation
slots.
8. Tighten the locking screw to ensure that the camera is firmly attached to the
bracket.
9. Connect a 75 ohm coaxial video cable to the video cable, and connect a 12
VDC power supply to the power cable.
Mounting the vandal-proof dome camera on
a ceiling or wall
You can mount the camera on a ceiling or wall. The instructions below are for
fixing the camera directly to a ceiling.
If mounting the dome camera onto a wooden wall, use self-tapping screws to fix
the mounting plate to the wall.
To mount the dome camera to a ceiling:
1. Using the supplied hex key, remove the dome camera cover from the
mounting bracket.
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2. Make a hole in the ceiling for the cabling. Fix the mounting bracket to the
ceiling using the supplied screws.
3. Pull the camera’s cabling through the ceiling hole and connect to the devices.
4. If needed, seal all mounting holes so that no moisture can leak into the
mounting surface.
5. Adjust the camera’s angle of view while watching the image on a monitor.
Loosen the fixed screws in the camera, and adjust horizontally and vertically
the camera pan and tilt. Adjust the lens focus to get optimal video effect.
6. Tighten the fixed screws and reattach the camera cover. Ensure that the
camera is firmly attached to the bracket.
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Using the camera with TVR 60
Please refer to the TVR 60 user manual for instructions on connecting and
operating the camera with the TVR 60.
Using the camera with GE Nav
A camera must be connected to a TVR 60 in order to be operated by GE Nav.
Please refer to the GE Nav user manual for instructions on operating the camera
with the GE Nav.
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Chapter 3
Network and streaming
configuration
This chapter explains how to configure the camera through a Web browser.
The camera can be configured and controlled using an internet browser such as
Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). The procedures described use Microsoft Internet
Explorer (IE) web browser. The steps are similar with other browsers.
You must have administrator rights on your PC in order to configure the cameras
over the internet.
Checking your Web browser security level
When using the Web browser interface, you can install ActiveX controls to
connect and view video using Internet Explorer. However, you cannot download
data, such as video and images due to the increased security measure.
Consequently you should check the security level of your PC so that you are able
to interact with the cameras over the Web and, if necessary, modify the Active X
settings.
Configuring IE Active X controls
You should confirm the ActiveX settings of your Web browser.
To change the Web browser’s security level:
1. In Internet Explorer click Internet Options on the Tools menu.
2. On the Security tab, click the zone to which you want to assign a Web site
under “Select a Web content zone to specify its security settings”.
3. Click Custom Level.
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4. Change the ActiveX controls and plug-ins options to Enable and click OK.
- or Under Reset Custom Settings, click the security level for the whole zone in
the Reset To box, and select Low. Click Reset. Then click OK to the Internet
Options Security tab screen.
5. Click Apply in the Internet Options Security tab screen.
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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.
To have complete functionality of the Web browser interface 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 camera’s IP address to your browser’s list of trusted sites
To add the camera’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 the Sites button.
5. Clear the “Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone” box.
6. Enter the IP address 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 camera for full browser functionality.
Accessing the camera over the internet
Use the Web browser to access the camera over the internet.
Only one camera is accessible from a single Web browser window. If there is
more than one camera connected over the network, open a separate Web
browser window for each individual camera.
Note: Any changes made to the camera’s configuration only apply to this
camera. The configuration of other devices, such as cameras or DVRs that may
also be connected to the system is not changed.
It is recommended that you change the administrator password once the set up
is complete. Only authorized users should be able to modify camera settings.
See “User management” on page 45 for information on changing passwords.
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To access the camera online:
1. In the Web browser enter the camera’s IP address (default is 192.0.0.64).
Use the tool, IP Finder, enclosed on the CD to find the IP address of the
camera.
The Login dialog box appears.
2. Enter your user name and password.
User name: admin
Password: 1234
Click OK. The Web browser screen appears in live mode.
Note: The live screen is initially blank. You must click the Start Live View
button
on the bottom of the screen for the live mode images to appear onscreen.
Overview of the camera Web browser
The camera Web browser lets you view, record, and play back recorded videos
as well as manage the camera from any PC with Internet access. The browser’s
easy-to-use controls give you quick access to all camera functions. See Figure 8
on page 19.
Only one camera is accessible from a single Web browser window. If there is
more than one camera connected over the network, open a separate Web
browser window for each individual camera.
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Note: Any changes made to the camera’s configuration only apply to this
camera. The configuration of other devices that may be connected to the
camera, such as cameras or DVRs, is not changed.
Figure 8: Web browser interface
Item
Name
Description
1.
Menu toolbar
Lets you do the following:
Log on and log off the system. This can only be done
in live mode.
View live video
Play back video
Search for event logs. There are four main
information types: All, Alarm, Notification and
Operation
Configure settings
Note: The Playback and Log functions can only be used
when an SDHC card is inserted in the camera.
2.
Viewer
View live or playback video.
3.
PTZ controls
Lets you control a PTZ camera when connected using
RS-485 port. Also used to access main menu via
“Preset 95”.
4.
Video image settings
Adjust video image settings such as brightness, contrast,
saturation, and hue.
5.
Audio setting
Turn bi-directional audio on or off.
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Item
Name
Description
6.
Video function
Lets you do the following:
Record live video
Take a snapshot of the video
Start live view
7.
Camera
View video and record video from this camera.
Configuring the camera over the network
Once the camera hardware has been installed, the camera can then be
configured over the network.
The camera Web browser lets you configure the camera remotely using your PC.
In the camera browser screen click the Config button
in the menu toolbar to
get the configuration screens. There are 10 folders running down the left side of
the screen and each folder has a list of subfolders which display the different
configuration screens. See Figure 9 below and Table 3 on page 21 for
descriptions of the different folders.
Figure 9: Accessing the configuration screen
These tabs let you configure the server, network, cameras, alarms, users,
transactions and other parameters such as upgrading the firmware. See Table 3
on page 21.
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Table 3: Overview of the configuration parameter folders
Configuration folders
Description
Device information
Defines the device name and number as well as enables file
overwrite and video scaler options. See “Device parameters”
below.
Channel parameters
Defines the OSD properties of camera information, recording
schedule, recording settings for alarm events, alarm
response, and overlay text. See “Camera parameters” on
page 22.
Network parameters
Defines the network parameters required to access the
camera over the internet. See “Network parameters” on page
38.
Serial port settings
Defines the RS485 communication settings. See “RS-485
serial port settings” on page 40.
Alarm parameters
Defines how the camera handles alarms such as input type,
notification of alarms, and response schedules and duration.
See “Alarm parameters” on page 41.
Notification parameters
Defines the methods to be used to alert for internal errors in
the system. See “Notification parameters” on page 45.
Account management
Defines who can use the camera, their passwords and access
privileges. See “User management” on page 45.
HDD configuration
Defines how to format the SDD card used in the camera. See
“Formatting the HDD” on page 49”.
Upgrade remotely
Defines how to upgrade the camera’s firmware. See
“Upgrading the firmware” on page 51”.
Restoring options to factory defaults
Use the Default button at the bottom of the screen to restore the camera to the
factory default settings apart from IP values.
Device parameters
Use this folder to display information about the camera. There are two
subfolders:

Device information: Displays the camera name and RS-485 bus ID, which
can both be changed. Several parameters are also prepopulated and cannot
be changed manually such as the channel number, HDD number, alarm input
and output. These will always be “1”. The device type and serial number are
also shown.

Version information: Displays the camera, encoder, panel and hardware
versions. None of these values can be changed manually.
See Figure 10 on page 22 for more information.
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Figure 10: Device information screen
Option
Description
Device name
This is the camera name. The default name is “TruVision MPX Camera”,
which you can change.
Device No.
Specifies the RS-485 bus ID. Default is 88.
Record replace
Specifies how the camera responds when the SDHC card becomes full. If
enabled, the camera will overwrite the earliest written recorded files and
continue recording. If disabled, when the SDHC card becomes full the
camera will handle the event as a “Hard Disk Full” condition and respond
according to how this condition has been programmed under the Notification
menu. See “Notification” on page 45.
Enable scaler
This option allows the video signal to be converted from one size or
resolution to another.
Camera parameters
This section describes how to configure the camera settings from the Channel
Parameter screen. There are eight subfolders which are described below:
•
22
Display settings: Defines the camera name and how the name and
date/time are displayed on screen. By default the name appears in the lower
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right corner of the screen and the date/time on the top. See “Defining how
information is displayed on screen” on page 24 for more information.
•
Video parameters: Defines how the camera records an event. The stream
mode, stream type, resolution, image quality, bit rate, frame rate, and video
compression can all be modified. See “Defining video recording parameters”
on page 25 for more information.
•
Schedule recordings: Defines the schedule when the camera records. See
“Defining a recording schedule” on page 27.
•
Motion detection: Defines the on-screen area to trigger a response, the
detection schedule and method of response. See “Motion detection alarm” on
page 29.
•
Video lost: Defines the detection schedule and method of response. See
“Video loss” on page 33.
•
Video tampering: Defines the on-screen area to trigger a response, the
detection schedule and method of response. See “Camera tamper alarm” on
page 34.
•
Video mask: Defines the on-screen area to trigger a response, the detection
schedule and method of response. See “Privacy masking” on page 37.
•
Text overlay: Defines up to four lines of extra text on-screen. They can be
positioned anywhere. See “Adding extra on-screen text” on page 38.
All changes made apply only to the camera being configured. Parameters cannot
be copied to another camera.
Note: When schedule parameters are modified, the camera will prompt you to
reboot after the changes are saved.
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Figure 11: Display settings screen of the Channel parameters folder
Defining how information is displayed on screen
In addition to the camera name, the camera also displays the system date and
time on screen. You can modify the on-screen display position (also referred to
as OSD) of the camera name and define how the text appears on screen.
Note: The system date and time are defined from the DVR or GE Nav.
To position the camera name and date/time on screen:
1. In the Channel Parameters folder click the Display Settings subfolder to
open its screen.
2. Name the camera.
Enter the camera name into the Camera name edit box. The camera can
have up to 12 alphanumeric characters in its name.
3. Position the on-screen camera name.
Check the Show Camera Name box to display the camera name on screen.
Adjust the X and Y position co-ordinates of the name until satisfied. The onscreen position changes when you click Save.
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4. Check the Show OSD box to display the date/time on screen.
5. Select the time format from the OSD Type list box. There are two formats to
choose: 24-hour format or 12-hour format (24-hour is default). The date and
time appear in the bottom right corner of the screen.
6. Select a display mode for the camera from the Show Status list box. Display
modes include:
•
Transparent & Non-Flashing. The screen image appears through the
text. This is default.
•
Transparent & Flashing. The screen image appears through the text.
The text flashes on and off.
•
Non-Transparent & Non-Flashing. The screen image is behind the text.
•
Non-Transparent & Flashing. The screen image is behind the text. The
text flashes on and off.
7. Check the Display Week box to include the day of the week in the on-screen
display.
8. Select the date format from the Show Type list box. Formats include:
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YYYY-MM-DD
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MM-DD-YYYY (Default)
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DD-MM-YYYY
Time is automatically included in all date displays. It has the 24-hour format.
9. Click Save to save the positions and return to live mode.
Defining video recording parameters
You can adjust the video recording parameters to obtain the image quality and
file size best suited to your needs. Figure 12 on page 26 lists the recording
options you can configure for the camera.
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Figure 12: Video parameters screen
Option
Description
Stream mode
Specifies the dual streaming method used.
Options include: Main stream and sub stream. Default is Main.
Stream type
Specifies the stream type you wish to record.
Select Video to record video stream only. Select Video&Audio to record both
video and audio streams. Default value is Video&Audio.
Resolution
Specifies the recording resolution. A higher image resolution provides a
higher image quality but also requires a higher bit rate. The resolution
options listed depend on the type of camera and on whether main or sub
stream is being used. If you make changes to this option, you must reboot
the camera to implement the changes. The options are:
2.0 megapixel IP dome camera:
Main stream: DCIF, CIF, QCIF, 4CIF, 2CIF, VGA, UXGA, SVGA, HD720p
and HD900p. Default is 4CIF
Sub stream: CIF, QCIF
1.3 megapixel IP dome camera:
Main stream: VGA, HD720p and XVGA.
Sub stream: CIF, QCIF
Video quality
Specifies the quality level of the image.
Options include: Highest, Higher, High, Average, Low, Lowest. Default is
High.
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Option
Description
Bit rate
Specifies whether variable or fixed bit rate is used. Variable produces higher
quality results suitable for video downloads and streaming. Default is
Variable.
Max bit rate
Specifies the maximum allowed bit rate. A high image resolution requires
that a high bit rate must also be selected.
Options include: 32 bps, 48, 64, 80, 96, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320, 384,
448, 512, 640, 768, 896, 1024, 1536, 1792, 2048, Custom (enter a value
manually) Default is 2048.
Frame rate
Specifies the frame rate for the selected resolution.
Options include: Full frame, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 6. Default is Full
frame.
Frame type
A video compression method. It is strongly recommended not to change the
default value displayed: Only P.
I frame interval
A video compression method. It is strongly recommended not to change the
default value displayed: 25.
Defining a recording schedule
You can define a recording schedule for the camera in the Schedule Recordings
screen. The recording is saved on to the SDHC card in the camera. Although all
recordings are saved on the DVR, the camera’s SDHC card provides a backup in
case of network failure, for example.
The selected recording schedule applies to all alarm types.
You will be prompted to reboot the camera after making any schedule
modifications.
Pre and post-event recording times
The pre-event record time (PreRec) is used if you have the motion detection
and/or external alarms enabled. Pre-event time refers to the time recorded before
a motion or external alarm is triggered and includes the alarm data. If a motion or
external alarm occurs and you have set the pre-event time to 5 seconds, the
camera will record and save up to 5 seconds prior to the alarm event. Pre-event
time options include: No Prerecord, 5 (default), 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 seconds, and
Max Prerecord. Max Prerecord lets you save all data in the Prerecord buffer.
The post-event record time (PosRec) is used if you have the motion detection
and/or external alarms enabled. When an external or motion alarm is cleared, the
camera will continue recording based on the value specified in this option.
Options include: 5 (default), 10, 30 seconds, 1, 2, 5, and 10 minutes.
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To define a recording schedule:
1. In the Channel Parameters folder click the Schedule Recordings subfolder to
open its screen.
Note: There is only one channel number listed.
2. Click the Enable Recording box to enable recording.
Note: Deselect the option to disable recording.
3. Select the pre and post event record times from the drop-down lists.
4. Enter the auto delete mode (ADM) period in days.
5. Set the recording times.
In the Recording Time section, click the Settings button to display the
Recording Time screen.
6. Select the day of the week and type of recording period for which you want to
set the recording schedule. If you want to record all day, check the All Day
Recording box.
7. Set the start and end time for recording.
Check the Schedule 1 box and enter the times you want the camera to begin
and end recording. From the drop-down list box select one of the alarm types
to record:
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Schedule recording. This is continuous recording.
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Motion detection
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Alarm record
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Motion or alarm
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Motion and alarm
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8. Repeat step 5 for additional periods. Up to eight time schedules can be
selected.
Note: The eight time schedules cannot overlap.
9. Set the schedule periods for the other days of the week as required.
Use the Copy option to copy the scheduled periods to another day of the
week.
10. Save your changes.
Click OK to return to the Recording Time screen. Click Save to save your
changes and return to live mode.
Notes
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The camera will prompt you to reboot in order for the schedule to take effect.
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If you set your record type to “Motion detection” or other related alarm types,
you must define the motion detection alarm in order to trigger motion
recording. See “Motion detection alarm” below for more information.
Motion detection alarm
You can define motion detection alarms. A motion detection alarm refers to an
alarm triggered when the camera detects a motion. However, the motion alarm is
only triggered if it occurs during a programmed time schedule.
Select the level of sensitivity to motion as well as the target size so that only
objects that could be of interest can trigger a motion recording. For example, the
motion recording is triggered by the movement of a person but not that of a cat.
You can define the area on screen where the motion is detected, the level of
sensitivity to motion, the schedule when the camera is sensitive to detecting
motion as well as which methods are used to alert you to a motion detection
alarm.
Use the Motion Detection screen in the Channel Parameters folder to change the
motion detection settings.
Defining a motion detection alarm requires the following tasks:
1. Settings areas: Define the on-screen area that can trigger a motion detection
alarm and the detection sensitivity level.
2. Schedule: Define the motion detection schedule.
3. Linkage: Specify the method of response to the alarm.
Note: Deselect the “Enable Motion Detection” option to disable the motion
detection alarm.
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Figure 13: Motion detection screen
To define motion detection areas:
1. In the Channel Parameters folder click the Motion Detection subfolder to open
its screen.
2. Check the Enable Motion Detection box. The three Settings buttons are
activated.
3. Define the motion detection area or areas.
In the “Setting Areas” section, click the Settings button. The “Areas Settings”
screen appears.
Check the Start Draw box. Place your mouse pointer at a point on the screen
from where you want to start marking the motion detection area. While
pressing the Ctrl button on your keyboard, move the mouse pointer to mark
the area sensitive to motion.
Several areas can be defined. If you want to mark more than one area, keep
pressing the Ctrl button on your keyboard and move the mouse over another
area.
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Note: You cannot adjust an area already drawn. Click Clear All to delete all
areas marked and restart drawing.
4. Set the motion detection sensitivity level.
Move the Sensitivity scroll bar to the desired sensitivity level. All areas will
have the same sensitivity level.
5. Click OK to save all changes and return to the Motion Detection screen.
6. Define the motion detection schedule and response method if not already
done.
7. Click Save to save all changes and return to live mode.
To define the motion detection schedule:
1. In the Channel Parameters folder click the Motion Detection subfolder to open
its screen.
2. Check the Enable Motion Detection box. The three Settings buttons are
activated.
3. Set the motion detection alarm schedule.
In the Schedule section, click the Settings button. The Schedule screen
appears.
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The system’s handling of a motion detection alarm depends on the alarm
schedule. Select a day of the week using the Week day list box to define
specific periods for recording during that day.
4. Set the start and end time for motion detection.
Check the Schedule 1 box and enter the times you want the camera to begin
and end motion detection.
5. Repeat step eight for additional periods. Up to eight time schedules can be
selected.
Note: The eight time schedules cannot overlap.
6. Set the schedule periods for the other days of the week as required.
Use the Copy option to copy the scheduled periods to another day of the
week.
7. Click OK to return to the Motion Detection screen.
8. Define the motion detection areas and response method if not already done.
9. Click Save to save all changes and return to live mode.
Note: When saving the changes, the camera will prompt you to reboot in
order for the schedule to take effect.
To define the response methods to a motion detection alarm:
1. In the Channel Parameters folder click the Motion Detection subfolder to open
its screen.
2. Check the Enable Motion Detection box. The three Settings buttons are
activated.
3. In the Linkage section, click the Settings button. The Linkage screen
appears.
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4. Select the Alarm Trigger Mode tab and check a response method for the
system when a motion detection alarm is triggered. You can check one or
both response methods:
Upload to center
Sends the alarm response to the DVR.
Trigger alarm output
Triggers the camera’s alarm output.
Also check Output Channel to
5. Select the Trigger Recording tab and check the input option “A1” to select
from which video channel to start recording. Click OK to return to the Motion
Detection screen.
6. Define the motion detection schedule and areas if not already done.
7. Click Save to save all changes and return to live mode.
Video loss
You can define video loss alarms. A video loss alarm refers to an alarm triggered
when a video signal is lost or corrupt due to power failure, video cable failure,
bad connection, and more. The video loss alarm triggers only if the video loss
occurs during a programmed time schedule.
Use the Video Loss screen in the Channel Parameters folder to change the video
loss settings.
Defining a video loss alarm requires the following tasks:
1. Schedule: Define the motion detection schedule.
2. Linkage: Specify the method of response to the alarm.
To define a video loss alarm:
1. In the Channel Parameters folder click the Video Loss subfolder to open its
screen.
2. Check the Enable Video Loss box. The Schedule and Linkage Settings
buttons are activated.
Note: Deselect the “Enable Video Loss” option to disable the video loss
alarm.
3. Set the video loss alarm schedule.
In the Schedule section, click the Settings button. The Schedule screen
appears.
The system’s handling of a video loss alarm depends on the alarm schedule.
Select a day of the week using the Weekday list box to define specific periods
for recording during that day.
4. Set the start and end time for video loss.
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Check the Segment 1 box and enter the times you want the camera to begin
and end motion detection.
5. Repeat step 4 for additional periods. Up to eight time segments can be
selected.
Note: The eight time periods cannot overlap.
6. Set the schedule periods for the other days of the week as required.
Use the Copy To option to copy the scheduled periods to another day of the
week.
7. Click OK to save the changes and return to the Video Loss screen.
8. Select a response method.
In the Linkage section, click the Schedule button. The Linkage screen
appears.
Check a response method for the system when a video loss alarm is
triggered. You can check one or both response methods:
Upload to center
Sends the alarm response to the DVR.
Trigger alarm output
Triggers the camera’s alarm output.
9. Click OK to return to the Channel Configuration screen.
Note: When saving the changes, the camera will prompt you to reboot in
order for the schedule to take effect.
10. Click Save to save all changes and return to live mode.
Camera tamper alarm
You can define camera tamper alarms. A camera tamper alarm refers to an
alarm triggered when a camera view is blocked (either deliberately or
accidentally). For example, the system can trigger an alarm if someone spray
paints the camera lens.
You can also define the tampering sensitivity level. This can be useful to
accommodate for accidental blocking of the camera view. An example is in a
delivery dock when a truck delays in front of a camera during deliveries.
Use the Video Tampering screen in the Channel Parameters folder to change the
video tampering settings.
Defining a camera tamper alarm requires the following tasks:
1. Settings areas: Define the on-screen area that can trigger a camera tamper
alarm and the tampering sensitivity level.
2. Schedule: Define the camera tamper schedule.
3. Linkage: Specify the method of response to the alarm.
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Note: Deselect the “Enable Video Tampering” option to disable the video
tampering alarm.
Figure 14: Video tampering screen
To define the on screen area that can trigger a tamper alarm:
1. In the Channel Parameters folder click the Video Tampering subfolder to
open its screen.
2. Check the Enable Video Tampering Alarm box. The three Settings buttons
are activated.
3. Define the area for camera tampering.
In the “Setting Areas” section, click the Settings button. The “Areas Settings”
screen appears.
Check the Start Draw box. Place your mouse pointer at a point on the screen
from where you want to start marking the motion detection area. While
pressing the Ctrl button on your keyboard, move the mouse pointer to mark
the area sensitive to motion. Only one area can be drawn.
Click Clear All to delete the area and redraw it.
4. Set the tampering sensitivity level.
Move the Sensitivity scroll bar to the desired sensitivity level.
5. Click OK to return to the Video Tampering screen.
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6. Define the video tampering schedule and response methods if not already
done.
7. Click Save to save all changes and return to live mode.
To define the tamper alarm schedule:
1. In the Channel Parameters folder click the Video Tampering subfolder to
open its screen.
2. Check the Enable Video Tampering Alarm box. The three Settings buttons
are activated.
3. Set the camera tamper alarm schedule.
In the Schedule section, click the Settings button. The Schedule screen
appears.
The system’s handling of a tamper alarm depends on the alarm schedule.
Select a day of the week using the Week day list box to define specific
periods for recording during that day.
4. Set the start and end time for tamper detection.
Check the Segment 1 box and enter the times you want the camera to begin
and end tamper detection.
5. Repeat step eight for additional periods. Up to eight time segments can be
selected.
Note: The eight time periods cannot overlap.
6. Set the schedule periods for the other days of the week as required.
Use the Copy To option to copy the scheduled periods to another day of the
week.
7. Define the tamper detection area and response method if not already done.
8. Click OK to return to the Video Tampering screen.
9. Click Save to save all changes and return to live mode.
Note: When saving the changes, the camera will prompt you to reboot in
order for the schedule to take effect.
To define the tamper alarm response:
1. In the Channel Parameters folder click the Video Tampering subfolder to
open its screen.
2. Check the alarm type box and select the Video tamper option from the list.
The three buttons alongside it become activated. Click the Linkage button.
The “Video tamper link” screen appears.
3. Check a response method for the system when a video tamper alarm is
triggered. You can check one or both response methods:
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Upload to center
Sends the alarm response to the DVR.
Trigger alarm output
Triggers the camera’s alarm output.
4. Click OK to return to the Channel Configuration screen.
5. Define the video tampering schedule and areas if not already done.
6. Click Save to save all changes and return to live mode.
Privacy masking
You can define an area on screen that can 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 live or recorded, and appears as a blank screen on
display.
To define privacy masking:
1. In the Channel Parameters folder click the Video Mask subfolder to open its
screen.
2. Check the Enable Video Mask box. Only the “Settings Area” settings button
is activated.
3. Click the Settings button. The “Area settings” screen appears.
Check the Start Draw option. Place your mouse pointer at a point on the
screen from where you want to start marking the privacy mask area. While
pressing the Ctrl button on your keyboard, move the mouse pointer to mark
the area to be hidden.
Several areas can be defined. To mark more than one area, keep pressing
the Ctrl button on your keyboard and move the mouse around another area.
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Note: You cannot adjust an area already drawn. Click Clear All to delete all
drawn areas and redraw.
4. Click OK to return to the Video Mask screen.
Note: To cancel privacy masking, deselect the Enable Video Mask option on
the Video Mask screen.
5. Click Save to save all changes and return to live mode.
Adding extra on-screen text
You can add up to eight lines of text on screen. This option can be used, for
example, to display emergency contact details. By default these lines of text are
positioned along the top of the screen. The strings follow each other
consecutively.
To add on-screen text:
1. In the Channel Parameters folder open the Text Overlay screen.
2. Check the Strings 1 box for the first line of text.
3. Enter the text for string 1 in the column alongside. Up to 22 alphanumeric
characters can be used.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each extra line of text, selecting the next string
number.
5. Click Save to save the position and return to live mode.
Network parameters
Accessing the camera through a network requires that you define certain network
settings.
Use the Network Parameters folder to define the network settings.
Note: When a network parameter is modified, the camera will prompt you to save
and reboot.
Network settings
Use this screen to define network settings. The current network settings are
displayed. You can change all except the MAC value. Click the Advanced button
to display network settings for DNS settings as well as the alarm host and IP
ports. See Figure 15 on page 39.
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Figure 15: Network subfolder screen
Table 4: Network parameters
Option
Description
NIC type
Specifies the NIC type. Default is 10M/100M Auto. Other options include:
10M half-dup, 10M full-dup, 100M half-dup and 100M full-dup and
10M/100M auto. Default is 10M/100M.
Device IP
Use this option if the camera uses the PPPoE function, and retrieves one
dynamic IP address. If you define the DNS IP with one fixed Internet IP
address, the camera sends information such as camera name, serial
number, and current IP address to that fixed IP address. The fixed IP
address is referred to as the DNS IP. The DNS server with that fixed
Internet IP address can receive the camera information and be used to
resolve the camera dynamic IP address. This IP server is a unique software
and does not fall into the normal domain name server.
Device port
Specifies the port used for the Internet Explorer (IE) browser. The default
value is 80. This value can be modified.
Subnet mask
Specifies the subnet mask. Default value is 255.255.255.0.
Default Gateway
Specifies the gateway IP address. The gateway IP is used to communicate
in different network segments. The default value is 192.168.222.1
MAC
Specifies the physical address of the device. This value can not be
overwritten.
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Option
Description
Multicast IP
Specifies a D-class IP address between 224.0.0.0 to 239.255.255.255. You
do not need to specify this option if you are not using the multicast function.
Some routers prohibit the use of multicast function in case of a network
storm.
HTTP port
Specifies the port used for the Internet Explorer (IE) browser. The default
value is 80. This value can be modified.
RTSP port
Specifies the RSTP port. The default value is 554.
Table 5: Advanced network parameters
Option
Description
DNS server 1
Specified the DNS server for your network.
DNS server 2
Specified the DNS backup server for your network.
Alarm host IP
Specifies the alarm address to which alarms are sent over the internet.
Alarm host port
If an alarm and notification occur, the camera sends information to the host
IP you specify in this option. The site that has this IP can remotely receive
the alarm and exception information from the camera. Default value is 0.
RS-485 serial port settings
Use this menu to define the RS-485 communication settings.
Note: When a parameter is modified, the camera will prompt you to save and
reboot.
If a PTZ camera is connected to the megapixel camera these settings must be
the same as the PTZ protocol used.
Table 6: RS-485 settings
Item
Description
Bits per secods
Default value is 9600.
Data bits
Default value is 8.
Stop bits
Default value is 1.
Parity
Default value is None.
Flow count
Default value is None.
Decoder type
The decoder converts the RS-485 signal to control a PTZ camera.
The value must match that used by the PTZ camera.
Decoder address
Default value is 0.
Note: The “Copy to” option is unavailable.
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Alarm parameters
This section describes how to change alarm settings from the Alarm Parameters
screen. You can select how the alarm settings should be handled for:
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An external alarm input
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An alarm output
Figure 16: Alarm screen
To set up an external alarm input:
1. In the Alarm Parameters folder open the Alarm Input Settings screen.
Note: The camera has only one alarm input.
2. Enter the alarm name. This is optional.
3. Select an input type in the Alarm status box.
Alarm input type refers to the sensor type. You can select Normal Open or
Normal Close according to the sensor type.
Note: In order for a camera to record an alarm, the recording option and type
must be enabled on the Schedule screen. See “Defining a recording
schedule” on page 27 for more information.
4. Define the schedule for handling an external alarm input.
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Check the Enable Alarm box to activate the Settings buttons. In the
Schedule section, click the Settings button. The Schedule screen appears.
Define a schedule for when the camera will respond to an external alarm.
Select the day of the week and under Schedule 1 enter the start and end
time periods for the selected day. Each day can have up to eight time periods.
Repeat for each day of the week.
5. Set the schedule periods for the other days of the week as required.
If required, select another day of the week to which to copy the scheduled
periods. Select “Whole week” if the same schedule is used all week. Click
Copy to copy the settings to the selected day.
6. Click OK to save all changes and return to the Alarm Input Setting screen.
7. Specify your response method.
Check the Enable Alarm box to activate the Settings buttons, if not already
activated. In the Linkage Method section, click the Settings button. The
Alarm Trigger Mode screen appears.
Select how you want to be notified of an external alarm. Check one or both of
the response methods:
Upload to center
Upload data to GE Nav
Trigger an alarm output
Triggers an alarm output
8. Select the Trigger Recording tab and check the input option “A1” to select
from which video channel to start recording.
9. If a PTZ dome is connected to the camera, click the PTZ Linkage tab to set
a PTZ link to the alarm.
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In the Alarm Trigger Mode screen, click the tab for PTZ Linkage. For preset,
preset tour and shadow tour check Enable and enter the number for each of
them for the dome camera to be used.
See “Controlling a PTZ camera” on page 73 for more information on using
PTZ dome cameras with this camera.
10. Click OK to save your settings and return to the Alarm Input Setting screen.
11. Click Save on the Alarm Input Setting screen to save your changes and
return to live mode.
Note: The camera will prompt you to reboot in order for the schedule changes to
take effect.
To set up an alarm relay output:
1. In the Alarm Parameters folder click the Alarm Output Settings subfolder to
open its screen.
Note: The camera has only one alarm output.
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2. Select the alarm output delay time.
The alarm output delay is the length of time that an alarm output displays
before stopping. Select a Delay option: 5, 10, and 30 seconds, 1, 2, 5, and 10
minutes, and Manual stop. If “Manual stop” is selected the alarm output will
stop only when the alarm input stops.
Note: The IP address setting cannot be changed.
3. Define an alarm output schedule.
Click the Schedule Settings button. The Schedule screen appears. Select the
day of the week and under Schedule 1 and enter the start and end time
periods for the selected day. Each day can have up to eight time periods.
Repeat for each day of the week. If the desired times for this alarm output are
identical to those for other days, in the “Copy To” section specify the day of
the week to which you want to copy this schedule. Select “Whole week” if the
same schedule is used all week. Click Copy.
4. Click OK to save your settings and return to the Alarm Output Settings
screen.
5. Click Save on the Alarm Output Setting screen to save your alarm output
settings and return to live mode.
Note: The camera will prompt you to reboot in order for the schedule changes
to take effect.
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Notification parameters
Notifications refer to internal errors that occur within the system. See Table 7
below for a list of the notification conditions. In the Notification Parameters
screen define how you want to be notified of these internal errors.
Table 7: List of notification types
Condition
When alarm occurs
HDD full
The camera SDHC card is full. Notification only occurs if you disable
overwrite. See “Device ” on page 21.
HDD error
An error occurred in the camera SDHC card.
Network error
Network connection was lost.
IP address conflict
Two devices on the network have the same IP address.
Illegal access
Log on failed on the unit.
NTSC/PAL mismatch
The input and output have a different video format.
Video signal exception
The video signal is weak or there is external interference
From the Enable Alarm Method list box to select one or both of the following
notification methods:
Upload to center
Upload data to GE Nav
Trigger an alarm output
Triggers an alarm output
When finished, click Save to save your settings and return to the main screen.
User management
This section describes how to manage users from the Account Management
screen. You can:
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Add or delete users

Modify passwords

Assign access privileges to users
Only the administrator can manage users. The administrator can create up to 15
additional individual users and allocate privileges to each of them. When new
users are added to the list, the administrator can define individual passwords or
each user can use a default password. See Figure 17 on page 46.
Passwords limit access to the camera and the same password can be used by
several users. When creating a new user, you must give the user a password.
There is no default password provided for all users. Users can modify their
password. However, only an administrator can create a password for a user.
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Admin passwords can have up to four digits, ranging from 1 to 4, to allow you
access to the camera.
Note: Keep the admin password in a safe place. If you should forget it, contact
technical support.
You can control who can connect to a camera by the user IP and physical (MAC)
addresses entered for a user. Setting up a user with a MAC address from the
user’s computer prohibits access to the camera from other computers. All users
can connect to a camera when IP and MAC addresses are set to zero.
The user access rights must be set up for each camera individually.
Figure 17: Account management screen
Adding and deleting users
You can create up to 15 users. Only the system administrator can create or
delete users.
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To add a user:
1. Click the Account Management folder to open its screen.
2. Select the Add button. The User Information screen appears.
3. In the User name edit box enter a new user name using alphanumeric
characters.
4. Assign the user a password. Use numeric buttons to enter the new password.
Passwords can be up to 16 alphanumeric characters.
Note: The “Priority” option is unavailable.
5. Enter the IP address and physical address (MAC address) of the user’s
computer.
6. Click OK to accept the change and return to the Account Management
screen.
7. Click Save to accept the change and return to live mode.
To delete a user:
1. Click the Account Management folder to open the Account Management
screen.
2. Click the desired user in the list and right-click the mouse. Select Delete.
Confirm that you want to delete the user.
3. Click Save to accept the change and return to live mode.
Modifying user information
You can easily change the information about a user such as their name,
password or computer ID.
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To modify user information:
1. Click the Account Management folder to open its screen.
2. Select a user whose information you want to change.
3. Click the Modify button The User Information screen appears.
4. Change the information required.
5. Click OK to accept the change and return to the Account Management
screen.
6. Click Save to accept the changes and return to live mode.
Assigning access privileges
All new users must be granted access privileges as privileges are not
automatically defined by the system. Access privileges define what areas in the
camera system a user can access. See Table 8 below.
Table 8: User access privileges
Option
Description
Remote PTZ control
Remotely control PTZ
Remote playback
Remotely control playback
Remote parameter settings
Remotely setup the camera’s parameters
Remote log query
Remotely view the camera’s log
Remote advanced
management
Remotely upgrade firmware and format the HDD (SDHC card).
Bi-directional audio
Using remote software, remotely talk via the camera with the
computer
Remote live view
Remotely view live video
Enable remote alarm, control
alarm output
Remotely control the camera’s alarm output
Control local output remotely
Remotely control the camera’s relay output
Control serial port remotely
Remotely modify the camera’s RS-485 settings
To assign access privileges:
1. Click the Account Management folder to open the Account Management
screen.
2. Select a user from the user list.
3. For each privilege to be selected check the Allow box.
To deselect a privilege, uncheck the Allow box for a privilege.
4. Click Save to save the changes and return to live mode.
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Formatting the HDD
Use the HDD Configuration screen to display the capacity and free space
available on the SDHC card in the camera as well as to format the card.
Before formatting the HDD (the SDHC card), stop all recording. Once formatting
is completed, reboot the camera. Otherwise, the device will not function properly.
To format the HDD:
1. Click the HDD Configuration folder to open its screen.
2. Select HDD 01 in the HDD Number column. Only one HDD option is listed.
3. Click Format. A screen appears showing the formatting status.
4. When formatting is completed, click Save to save and return to live mode.
Upgrading the firmware
The camera firmware is stored in the flash memory. Use the upgrade function to
write the firmware file (digicap.DAV) into the flash memory.
You need to upgrade firmware when it has become outdated. When you upgrade
the firmware, all existing settings are unchanged. Only the new features are
added with their default settings.
To upgrade the firmware through the Web browser:
1. Download on to your computer the latest firmware from our web site at:
www.gesecurityproducts.eu/videoupgrades
2. Click the Update Remotely folder to open its screen.
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3. Click the Browse button to locate the latest digicap.DAV file on your
computer.
4. Click Upgrade. You will receive a prompt asking you to reboot the camera.
5. Click Reboot to reboot the camera.
Note: The camera’s on-screen display will not provide any status indication
prior to rebooting.
6. Click Save to return to live mode.
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1.3 megapixel IP dome
camera configuration
This chapter describes how to modify the image quality settings of the TruVision
1.3 megapixel IP dome cameras.
Main menu overview
The camera is programmed through an on-screen (OSD) menu. This main menu
lets you set up the image quality to suit your installation. See Figure 18 below.
Figure 18: Main menu
Nearly all setup options can be modified from this main screen. Once you have
made your setup changes, select Save to save them, or select Exit to quit
without saving.
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To access the main menu:
1. Open the browser and enter the camera IP address to connect to the camera
(default is 192.0.0.64). Use the tool, IP Finder, enclosed on the CD to find the
IP address of the camera.
2. Enter your user name and password in the Login box and click OK. The Web
browser screen appears in live mode.
3. From the preset drop-down list in the PTZ control section of the Web browser
screen select preset number 95.
The main menu appears.
To select menu options and settings:
1. Using the mouse select a camera menu option and setting:
Click  or  arrows to move the cursor up or down the menu
option list.
When the cursor is beside the desired menu option, click  or
 arrows to select it and scroll through its menu settings.
When the desired menu setting is displayed, click the Iris+
button to select it.
2. Move the cursor to Save and press Iris+ to save it and return to the live mode
screen.
To return all menu options to default move the cursor to the Save button and
press the  or  arrows to scroll through the options. Select Default and
press Iris+.
Language
The camera is shipped with on-screen display (OSD) menus in English only.
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Resolution
High resolution produces higher quality images but also increases the file size of
the video images.
The current resolution of the camera is displayed in the main menu. However, it
cannot be changed from the main menu screen.
Click the Config tab in the menu toolbar and then click the Channel
configuration tab. Under Resolution, select one of the three resolution options in
the drop-down list: VGA, HD720p and XVGA. Click Save.
See “Defining video recording ” on page 25 for more information.
Frame rate
The frame rate is the number of video frames that are shown or sent per second.
In live mode the frame rate is 25 fps for PAL and 30 fps for NTSC.
The current frame rate of the camera is displayed in the main menu. However, it
cannot be changed from the main menu screen.
Click the Config tab in the menu toolbar and then click the Channel
configuration tab. Under Frame Rate, select the desired rate in the drop-down
list. Click Save.
See “Defining video recording ” on page 25 for more information.
Lens type
Use this option to select the type of lens used with the camera. The camera does
not autodetect the type of lens used. There are two settings available, AI (autoiris) and AES (auto electronic shutter). Default is AI.
Shutter speed
The shutter speed controls the length of time that the aperture is open to let light
into the camera through the lens.
The 10 settings available are (in seconds):
AI camera:
PAL - 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000,
1/100000 sec.
NTSC - 1/30, 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000K, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000,
1/100000 sec.
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AES camera: Auto setting only.
Auto gain
This option is unavailable.
Day/Night
This function controls when the camera switches to day or night mode. The
camera produces high-quality color video during the day or when light levels are
high. It then switches monochrome and removes the infrared filter to improve IR
sensitivity at night or when light levels are low.
By manually selecting day or night mode, you can force the camera to stay in the
selected mode and not to change mode when the light level changes.
Figure 19: Examples of day and night mode
Day mode
Night mode
See Table 9 below for a description of the three settings available.
Table 9: Day/night menu description
Setting
Description
Auto
Select this option for day/night mode to be automatically activated.
The internal circuit will automatically decide the threshold to remove
the IR cut filter according to the value of light condition calculated by
internal light algorithms. Auto is the default setting.
When this setting is selected, the Auto IR-Cut Setting pop-up screen
appears. You can set the parameters of the auto setting.
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Setting
Description
There are two settings that you can change:
Value: Low, Middle and High. Middle is default.
Time: 5, 10, 15 and 20 seconds. 10 is default.
Back: Return to the main menu.
Day
Select to manually activate day mode.
Night
Select to manually activate night mode.
White balance
White balance (WB) tells the camera what the color white looks like. Based on
this information, the camera will then continue to display all colors correctly even
when the color temperature of the scene changes such as from daylight to
fluorescent lighting, for example.
The unit for measuring this ratio is in degree Kelvin (K). The following table
shows the color temperature of some light sources.
Table 10: Examples of the color temperatures of different light sources
Light sources
Color temperature in °K
Cloudy sky
6,000 to 8,000
Noon sun and clear sky
6,500
Household lighting
2,500 to 3,000
75-watt bulb
2,820
Candle flame
1,200 to 1,500
See Table 11 below for a description of the functions available.
Table 11: White balance settings
Setting
Description
ATW1
Auto Tracking White Balance.
Select to enable or disable auto tracking white balance.
ATW2
Auto Tracking White Balance.
Select to enable or disable auto tracking white balance.
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Setting
Description
ATC
Automatic Temperature Calibration.
Select for a static outdoor setting. Optimizes the WB for typical
outdoor conditions. It is set at 5800°K base mode.
The Automatic Temperature Calibration (ATC) Circuit samples the
sensor color temperature at different temperature points and
adjusts the camera’s images to eliminate Fixed Pattern Noise
(FPN).
Manual
Select to make manual adjustments to the white balance (MWB).
When this option is selected, the MWB menu pop-up screen
appears.
There is one setting that you can change. It increases (Add) or
decreases (Sub) the WB temperature:
Temp.: Add and Sub. Default is Add.
Back: Return to the main menu.
Note: The WB function is disabled when the Day/Night function is set to Night or
it is set to Auto and the image is black and white.
Backlight compensation
The backlight compensation function improves image quality when the
background illumination is high. It prevents the object in the center from
appearing too dark.
You can manually define the location and size of the backlight compensation
area on-screen. See Table 12 on page 57 for a description of the settings
available.
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Table 12: Backlight compensation settings
Setting
Description
Off
Backlight compensation is disabled. Default is Off.
Manual
Select this setting to define the location and size of the backlight
compensation area on-screen.
The Backlight Compensation sub-menu appears on-screen (see
below). Use the BLA settings (Back Light Area) to position the white
box on-screen. There are six settings to select: Manual, Up, Down,
Left, Right and Center.
If the Manual setting is selected, another sub-menu screen appears
with the options Position and Size to change the position and size of
the backlight compensation area.
The Back menu option returns you to the previous menu.
Mirror mode
Use this function to flip the original image into a mirror image. This could be
used, for example, when the camera needs to be installed upside down. The
image can be flipped up/down, right/left or centered. Default is off.
Figure 20: Examples of mirror mode settings
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2.0 megapixel IP dome
camera configuration
This chapter describes how to modify the image quality settings of the TruVision
2.0 megapixel IP dome cameras.
Main menu overview
The camera is programmed through an on-screen (OSD) menu. This main menu
lets you set up the camera image to suit your installation. See below.
Figure 21: Main menu
Nearly all setup options can be modified from this main screen. Once you have
made your setup changes, select Save to save them, or select Exit to quit
without saving.
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To access the main menu:
1. Open the browser and enter the camera IP address to connect to the camera
(default is 192.0.0.64). Use the tool, IP Finder, enclosed on the CD to find the
IP address of the camera.
2. Enter your user name and password in the Login box and click OK. The Web
browser screen appears in live mode.
3. From the preset drop-down list in the PTZ control section of the Web browser
screen select preset number 95.
The main menu appears.
To select menu options and settings:
1. Using the mouse select a camera menu option and setting:
Click  or  arrows to move the cursor up or down the menu
option list.
When the cursor is beside the desired menu option, click  or
 arrows to select it and scroll through its menu settings.
When the desired menu setting is displayed, click the Iris+
button to select it.
2. Move the cursor to Save and press Iris+ to save it and return to the live mode
screen.
To return all menu options to default move the cursor to the Save button and
press the  or  arrows to scroll through the options. Select Default and
press Iris+.
Language
The camera is shipped with on-screen display (OSD) menus in English only.
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Flicker control
When the camera is installed in an indoor location lit by fluorescent lighting, the
camera images may appear to flicker. This occurs when the frequency of the
video frames is significantly different from that of the AC power supply frequency.
The mains frequency of commercial electrical power at which fluorescent lights
operate, is standardized at either 50 Hz or 60 Hz (frequency at which alternating
current is transmitted from power plant to end user) depending on geographical
region. For example, the commercial mains frequency in Europe is 50Hz, so
fluorescent lights in Europe flicker at 100 times per second. The mains frequency
in the USA is 60Hz, so fluorescent lights in the USA flicker at 120 times per
second.
The flickering problem is solved by setting the flicker control of the camera to be
either 50 Hz or 60 Hz.
The two settings available are 50 and 60. Default setting is 50 Hz.
Resolution
High resolution produces higher quality images but also increases the file size of
the video images. The current resolution of the camera is displayed in the main
menu. However, it cannot be changed from the main menu screen. It is changed
from the Channel configuration screen.
The current resolution of the camera is displayed in the main menu. However, it
cannot be changed from the main menu screen.
In live mode click the Config button in the menu toolbar and then click the
Channel configuration tab. Under Resolution, select one desired resolution in the
drop-down list. Click Save.
See “Defining video recording ” on page 25 for more information.
Frame rate
The frame rate is the number of video frames that are shown or sent per second.
In live mode the frame rate is 25 fps for PAL and 30 fps for NTSC.
The current frame rate of the camera is displayed in the main menu. However, it
cannot be changed from the main menu screen.
In live mode click the Config button in the menu toolbar and then click the
Channel configuration tab. Under Frame Rate, select the desired rate in the
drop-down list.
See “Defining video recording ” on page 25 for more information.
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Shutter speed
Shutter speed refers to how long the camera's sensor is exposed to light. Faster
shutter speeds produce sharper images. Adjusting the shutter speed helps
control motion blur in the camera images.
The settings available are: Off, AutoX2 and AutoX5.
Default is Off.
Auto gain
Automatic gain control adjusts the electronic amplification of the video signal to
compensate for varying levels of scene illumination.
The settings available are: Off, Low, Middle and High. Default is Low.
Day/Night
This function controls when the camera switches to day or night mode. The
camera produces high-quality color video during the day or when light levels are
high. It then switches monochrome and removes the infrared filter to improve IR
sensitivity at night or when light levels are low.
By manually selecting day or night mode, you can force the camera to stay in the
selected mode and not to change mode when the light level changes.
Figure 22: Examples of day and night mode
Day mode
Night mode
See Table 9 on page 54 for a description of the three options available.
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Table 13: Day/night settings description
Setting
Description
Auto
Select this option for day/night mode to be automatically activated.
The internal circuit will automatically decide the threshold to remove
the IR cutting filter according to the value of light condition calculated
by internal light algorithms.
When this setting is selected, the Auto IR-Cut Setting pop-up screen
appears. You can set the parameters of the auto setting.
There are two settings that you can change:
Value: Low, Middle and High. Default is Middle.
Time: 5, 10, 15 and 20 seconds. Default is 10 seconds.
Day
Select to manually activate day mode.
Night
Select to manually activate night mode.
White balance
White balance (WB) tells the camera what the color white looks like. Based on
this information, the camera will then continue to display all colors correctly even
when the color temperature of the scene changes such as from daylight to
fluorescent lighting, for example.
The unit for measuring this ratio is in degree Kelvin (K). The following table
shows the color temperature of some light sources.
Table 14: Examples of the color temperatures of different light sources
Light sources
Color temperature in °K
Cloudy sky
6,000 to 8,000
Noon sun and clear sky
6,500
Household lighting
2,500 to 3,000
75-watt bulb
2,820
Candle flame
1,200 to 1,500
There are two settings: Auto and Off.
When the WB is set to Auto, the white balance is automatically adjusted. Default
is Auto.
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Note: The WB function is disabled when the Day/Night option is set to Night or it
is set to Auto and the image is black and white.
Special effects mode
It is recommended not to use this option.
Mirror mode
Use this function to flip the original image into a mirror image. This could be
used, for example, when the camera needs to be installed upside down.
There are four settings: Off, Left/Right (horizontal), Up/Down (vertical),Center.
Default is Off.
Figure 23: Examples of mirror mode settings
Off
Left/Right
Up/Down
Center
ePTZ mode
Use electronic PTZ (ePTZ) to quickly zoom into a target area.
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Camera operation
This chapter describes how to use the camera once it is installed and configured.
The camera is accessed through a Web browser.
Logging on and off
You can easily login and out of the camera browser screen by clicking the Login
button ( ) on the menu toolbar. You will be asked each time to enter your user
name and password when logging in.
Figure 24: Login dialog box
Only one camera is accessible from a Web browser screen. If there is more than
one camera connected to the network, open a separate Web browser screen for
each individual camera.
Live mode
Open the camera’s Web browser screen and click the View Live Video button to
view live mode. However, the live screen is initially blank. You must then click the
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Start Live View button on the bottom of the screen for the live view to appear onscreen.
Manual recording
You can manually record live video and store the images on your computer’s
desk top. In the Web browser screen, click the Record button at the bottom of
the screen. To stop recording, click the button again.
A folder with the recording automatically opens on your computer desktop when
recording stops.
Note: You must have manual recording rights to manually recorded images. See
““Modifying user information” on page 47” for more information.
Taking a snapshot
When in live mode you can take a snapshot of a scene. Simply click the
snapshot button to save an image, which is in jpeg format. Snapshots are saved
on the hard drive.
Searching recorded video for playback
To search recorded video stored on the camera’s SDHC card for playback, click
the Playback button on the menu toolbar in live view. The Search screen
displays. Select a play type and a file type in the appropriate boxes and specify a
time range. Click the Search button to start the search.
Note: There must be an SDHC card inserted in the camera to be able to use the
playback functions.
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Figure 25: Playback interface
Item
Name
Description
1.
Playback button
Opens the Playback screen.
2.
Search For options
Specify the criteria to conduct a search of the
recorded files:

Play type. Playback by file or time

Search for. Options include: All, All time, Motion,
Detect, Alarm, and Manual

Start and end date/time
3.
Card number
Not supported.
4.
Search button
Start the search.
5.
Search results
Results of the search are listed in the File List box.
They are arranged by start of time.
6.
Audio control
7.
Archive functions
Adjusts the audio volume.
Click these buttons for the following archive actions:
Capture a screen image of the playback video.
Archive the selected file onto your desktop.
Download the selected video onto your
desktop.
8.
Playback control bar
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Play/pause, stop, reverse, fast forward, and play the
next file in the search result.
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Playing back recorded files
Once you have found the video files using the Play Back screen, double-click a
video file in the File List box to start playback. Only the selected file is played.
Note: You must have playback rights to playback recorded images. See
“Modifying user information” on page 47 for more information.
While playing back a video, an information bar displays the following information:
•
Volume
•
Play progress
•
Play speed
•
Played time
•
File total time
See item 8 in Figure 25 on page 69.
When completed, click the Live View button on the menu toolbar to return to live
mode.
Viewing logs
The number of logs that can be stored on a SDHC card depends on the capacity
of the card. When this capacity is reached, the system starts deleting older logs.
To view logs stored on the camera’s SDHC card, click the Log button
on the
menu toolbar in live mode. The Log screen appears. See Figure 26 on page 71.
Note: You must have view log access rights to search and view logs. See
“Assigning access privileges” on page 48 for more information.
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Figure 26: Log screen
1. Query type
5. Stop time
2. Major type
6. Start search
3. Minor type
7. Archive button. Save selected logs to
your computer desktop.
4. Start time
Searching for logs
You can also search for recorded logs by the following:
Query type. There are four log options: All, Category and Time, Time, and
Category.
Main information types. There are four main information types: All, Alarm,
Notification, and Operation.
Sub information types. There are several different types of sub information
depending on the main type selected. See Table 15 on page 72 for more
information.
Date and time. Logs can be search by date as well as start and end recording
times.
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Table 15: Sub information type by main type
Main information type
Sub information type by main information type
All
All
Alarm
External Alarm In, External Alarm Out, Motion Detect Start,
Motion Detect Stop, View Tamper Start, and View Tamper Stop
Notification
Video Signal Loss, Illegal Access, Hard Disk Error, Hard Disk Full,
IP Conflict, and DCD Lost
Operation
Power On, Shut Down, Abnormal Shut, Panel Login, Panel
Logout, Panel Config, Panel File Play, Panel Time Play, Local
Start Record, Local Stop Record, Panel PTZ, Panel Preview,
Panel Set Time, Local Upgrade, Net Login, Net Logout, Net Start
Record, Net Stop Record, Net Start Transparent Channel, Net
Stop Transparent Channel, Net Get Parameter, Net Config, Net
get Status, Net Alert On, Net Alert Off, Net Reboot, BiComStart
(Start Voice Talk), BiComStop (Stop Voice Talk), Net Upgrade,
Net File Play, Net Time Play, Net PTZ
To search logs by type:
1. In live mode click the Log button in the menu toolbar to display the Log
screen.
2. Select one of the four search criteria in the Query Type box: All, Category and
Time, Time, and Category.
If the All or Time criteria is selected, the main and sub type options are not
available.
3. Select one of the types listed in the Main Type list box.
4. Select one of the types listed in the Sub Type list box.
5. Click Search button to start your search.
6. Click Live View button in the menu toolbar to the return to the main menu.
To search logs by date and time:
1. Display the View Log screen.
2. Enter a start time using the Start Time edit box.
3. Enter an end time using the End Time edit box.
4. Click Search Log to start your search.
5. If you want further information on the logs, click More Info.
6. Click Return to the return to the live mode screen.
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Archiving recorded files
Archive recorded files onto your computer desktop. You can also archive specific
incidents in a file.
Note: You must have playback privileges to play back recorded files. Avoid
moving the external recording device when backing up information onto it.
To download video to your desktop:
1. Search for recorded files.
For more information on searching for recorded files, see “Searching
recorded video for playback” on page 68.
2. Select the file that you want to back up.
3. Click the Archive button to start archiving the file to your computer desktop.
Click again to stop archiving.
To archive a video segment:
1. While playing back a recorded file click the Capture button to start recording
and click it again to stop recording. A video segment is created.
2. You can repeat step 1 to create additional segments. You can generate up to
30 additional segments. The video segments are saved onto your computer
desktop.
Playing back the archived files
Use the standard file player software to play back the videos on your PC.
Controlling a PTZ camera
You can control a PTZ dome camera from this camera by connecting the PTZ
dome camera through the RS-485 port. This situation could be required in order
to avoid doing extensive cabling for the PTZ dome camera.
Supported PTZ protocols
GE RS-485 ASCII
Philips 3
DennardDome
GE RS-485 (default)
Philips 2
DeltaDome
VideoTec
Philips
BBV
VCL SpeedDome
Panasonic
Tyco AD
Techwin
LG
AD
EVI-D30
Infinova
Pelco D
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HIKVISION
Siemens
DM DynaColor
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Appendix A
Specifications
1.3 megapixel IP dome camera
Camera
Image sensor
1/3 inch progressive scan CCD
Effective pixels
1280 (H) × 960 (V), 1.3 MPX
Sensitivity
0.13 Lux @ F1.4
Auto exposure
1/4s to 1/100,000 s
Day & night
ICR
Lens
3.3 to 12 mm @ F1.4/Auto iris lens
S/N ratio
Greater than 50 dB
Lens mount
C / CS mount
Composite output
1 Vp-p Composite Output @ 75 Ω
Video
Video compression
TruVision H.264
Video bit rate
32 Kbits/s to 8 Mbits/s, adjustable
Frame Rate
12.5 fps(1280 × 960), 25 fps (1280 × 720), 25 fps (640 × 480)
Audio
Audio Compression
OggVorbis, 16 Kbits
Audio input
1 channel 3.5 mm audio interface (2.0 to 2.4Vp-p, 1 kΩ)
Audio output
1 channel 3.5 mm audio interface (Line level, 600 Ω)
Intellegence
Motion detection
Supported
Dual stream
Supported
SDHC card local recording
Supported
Health check
Supported
Password protection
Supported
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Network
Type
1 RJ45 10M / 100M self-adaptive Ethernet port
Protocols
TCP / IP, HTTP, DHCP, DNS, RTP / RTCP, PPPoE (FTP,
SMTP, NTP, SNMP, addible)
Alarm handling
Alarm input
1 channel signal input
Alarm output
1 channel signal relay output
Miscellaneous
Operating temperature
-10 to +60℃ (14 to 140 °F)
Power supply
24 VAC ±10% / 12VDC ±10%, PoE (Power over Ethernet)
Power consumption
4 W max. (10 W max. with ICR working)
Dimensions (mm)
68 × 63 × 158 (2.71 x 2.48 x 6.25 inches)
Weight
600 g (1.32 lbs)
RS-485 PTZ port
Screw-less terminal strip
Remote software requirements
Intel-based PC
1 GHz or faster
Operating system
Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
2 megapixel IP dome camera
Camera
Image sensor
1/3 inch CMOS
Effective pixels
1600 (H) × 1200 (V), 2 MPX
Sensitivity
0.68 Lux @ F1.4
0.13 Lux @ F1.4, w/sense up × 5
Auto exposure
1/4s to 1/100,000 s
Day and night
Digital
Lens
Manual
S/N ratio
Greater than 50 dB
Composite output
1 Vp-p Composite Output @ 75 Ω
Audio
Audio input
1 channel 3.5 mm audio interface (2.0 to 2.4Vp-p, 1 kΩ)
Audio output
1 channel 3.5 mm audio interface (Line level, 600 Ω)
Audio compression
OggVorbis, 16 Kbits
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Video
Video compression
TruVision H.264
Video bit rate
32 Kbits/s to 8 Mbits/s, adjustable
Frame rate
12.5 fps (1600 × 1200), 25 fps (1280 × 720), 25 fps (704 × 576),
30 fps (704 × 480)
Intellegence
e-PTZ
Supported
Motion detection
Supported
Health check
Supported
Dual stream
Supported
Password protection
Supported
Network
Communication
1 RJ45 10M / 100M self-adaptive Ethernet port
Protocols
TCP / IP, HTTP, DHCP, DNS, RTP / RTCP, PPPoE (FTP,
SMTP, NTP, SNMP, addible)
Alarm handling
Alarm input
1 channel signal input
Alarm output
1 form C alarm relay
Miscellaneous
Operating temperature
-10 to +60 °C (14 to 140 °F)
Power supply
24 VAC ±10% / 12VDC ±10%, PoE (Power over Ethernet)
Power consumption
4 W max.
Dimensions (D × H)
160 × 134 mm (6.30 × 5.27 inches)
Weight
1400 g (3.08 lbs)
Remote software requirements
Intel-based PC
1 GHz or faster
Operating system
Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
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Appendix B
Pin definitions
There are eight wires on a standard UTP/STP cable and each wire is colorcoded. The following shows the pin allocation and color of straight and crossover
cable connection:
Figure 27: Straight-through cable
1
White/Orange
2
Orange
3
White-Green
4
Blue
5
White/Blue
6
Green
7
White/Brown
8
Brown
White/Orange
1
Orange
2
White-Green
3
Blue
4
White/Blue
5
Green
6
White/Brown
7
Brown
8
White/Orange
1
Orange
2
White-Green
3
Blue
4
White/Blue
5
Green
6
White/Brown
7
Brown
8
Figure 28: Cross-over cable
1
White/Orange
2
Orange
3
White-Green
4
Blue
5
White/Blue
6
Green
7
White/Brown
8
Brown
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7BAppendix B: Pin definitions
Please make sure your connected cables have the same pin assignment and
color as above before deploying the cables in your network.
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Appendix C
Warranty and contact
information
Warranty information
The warranty period for the TruVision Megapixel IP Dome Camera is three years
from the date of delivery.
Contacting support
For help installing, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting this product, refer
to this document and any other documentation provided. If you still have
questions, contact us during business hours (Monday through Friday, excluding
holidays).
Table 16: Technical support
North America
T
888 GE Security (888.437.3287) Toll-free in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
503.885.5700 outside of the toll-free area.
F
888.329.0332 (Tualatin tech support)
561.998.6232 (Boca Raton tech support)
E
[email protected]
[email protected]
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
W
Select Customer Support at www.gesecurity.eu
Australia
E
[email protected]
W
Go to www.utcfs.com.au and select SUPPORT > Technical Support
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Latin America
F
1 305.593.4300
E
[email protected]
[email protected]
China, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Southeast Asia
E
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Index
A
Alarm inputs, 41
Alarm outputs, 41
Alarm parameters, 41
notification conditions, 45
Alarm settings
alarm relay output, 43
Alarm types
motion detection, 29
tamper alarms, 34
video loss, 33
Archived files
playing back, 73
Archiving recorded files, 73
Automatic gain, 62
Display information on screen
set up, 24
F
Factory defaults
restoring, 21
Firmware upgrade, 49
Flicker control settings, 61
Frame rate
1.3 megapixel IP dome camera, 53
2.0 megapixel IP dome camera, 61
configuring, 25, 53, 61
G
GE Nav, 13
B
H
Backlight compensation settings, 56
Hard drive
capacity, 49
formatting, 49
free space, 49
C
Cabling requirements, 4
Camera configuration, 22
1.3 megapixel IP dome cameras, 52
2.0 megapixel IP dome camera, 60
Camera dimensions, 5
Camera name
changing, 21
display, 24
Camera recording schedule, 28
Ceiling mounting
dome camera, 10
vandal-proof dome camera, 11
Channel configuration, 22
Configuration parameters overview, 21
D
Date set up, 24
Day/night settings
1.3 megapixel IP dome camera, 54
2.0 megapixel IP dome camera, 62
Device information
display, 21
DIP switch addresses, 8
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Installing the cameras, 6
Internal errors
notification conditions, 45
IP address
configuring, 38
L
Language
1.3 megapixel IP dome camera, 52
2.0 megapixel IP dome camera, 60
Lenses
defining type, 53
Live mode
starting, 67
Logging on and off, 67
Logs
information type, 71
searching for logs, 71
viewing logs, 70
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Index
M
Manual recording, 68
Mirror mode settings
1.3 IP megapixel IP dome camera, 57
1.3 megapixel IP dome camera, 64
Motion detection, 29
defining the schedule, 31
detection areas, 30
response methods, 32
N
Network parameters, 38
Notification conditions for alarms, 45
O
Overwrite recorded files, 22
P
Passwords
modifying, 47
Playback
playing back recorded files, 70
searching recorded video, 68
Playback interface, 68
Pre and post-event recording times
description, 27
Privacy masking, 37
PTZ cameras
controlling, 73
protocols, 73
RS-485 port settings, 40
PTZ settings, 64
R
Recording parameters, 26
Recording schedule, 27
Resolution
1.3 megapixel IP dome camera, 53
2.0 megapixel IP dome camera, 61
configuring, 25
RS-485 port settings, 40
Tamper alarms, 34
Text
adding extra lines of text on screen, 38
Text display on-screen
appearence, 24
Time set up, 24
TVR 60, 13
U
User settings, 45
Users
access privileges, 48
adding new users, 46
deleting a user, 47
modifying computer ID, 47
modifying password, 47
V
Video loss, 33
Video quality, 25
Video scaler option, 22
W
Web browser
accessing camera, 17
overview of the interface, 18
Web browser security level
add camera to Windows Vista and
Windows 7 trusted sites, 17
checking, 15
configuring Active X controls, 15
White balance settings
1.3 megapixel IP dome camera, 55
2.0 megapixel IP dome camera, 63
Wiring the dome camera, 6
Wiring the vandal-proof dome camera, 9
S
SDHC capacity, 49
SDHC card
formatting, 49
SDHC free space, 49
Shutter speed settings, 53, 62
Snapshots, 68
Stream mode, 25
T
Tamper alarm
defining the schedule, 36
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