iVMS-4200 Client Software
User Manual of iVMS-4200
iVMS-4200 Client Software
User Manual
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User Manual of iVMS-4200
User Manual
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Contents
Chapter 1
Overview.......................................................................................................................... 4
1.1
Description ...................................................................................................................... 4
1.2
Running Environment ...................................................................................................... 4
1.3
Function Modules ............................................................................................................ 4
1.4
Updates Instruction ......................................................................................................... 6
Chapter 2
User Registration and Login ............................................................................................. 7
Chapter 3
Device Management........................................................................................................ 9
3.1
Adding the Device............................................................................................................ 9
3.1.1
Activating Device ..................................................................................................... 9
3.1.2
Adding Online Devices .......................................................................................... 11
3.1.3
Adding Devices by IP or Domain Name ................................................................. 13
3.1.4
Adding Devices by Hik-Connect............................................................................. 14
3.1.5
Adding Devices by IP Server .................................................................................. 15
3.1.6
Adding Devices by HiDDNS .................................................................................... 16
3.2
Group Management ...................................................................................................... 17
Chapter 4
Camera Settings ............................................................................................................. 21
4.1
Picture Settings .............................................................................................................. 22
4.2
Video Settings ................................................................................................................ 22
4.3
Schedule ........................................................................................................................ 23
4.3.1
Storing on the DVR, NVR, or Network Camera ...................................................... 24
4.3.2
Storing on Storage Server ...................................................................................... 26
4.4
Video Display ................................................................................................................. 29
4.5
Motion Detection .......................................................................................................... 31
4.6
Tampering Alarm ........................................................................................................... 33
4.7
Video Loss ...................................................................................................................... 34
4.8
PTZ Control .................................................................................................................... 36
4.9
Network Connection...................................................................................................... 36
4.9.1
Network Parameter Settings ................................................................................. 36
4.9.2
Stream Media Server Management ...................................................................... 37
Chapter 5
Live View ........................................................................................................................ 40
5.1
Starting and Stopping the Live View .............................................................................. 42
5.2
Auto-switch in Live View................................................................................................ 42
5.3
PTZ Control in Live View ................................................................................................ 43
5.3.1
Configuring the Preset........................................................................................... 44
5.3.2
Configuring the Pattern ......................................................................................... 44
5.3.3
Configuring the Patrol ........................................................................................... 45
5.4
5.5
Local Recording and Capture ......................................................................................... 46
5.4.1
Manual Recording in Live View ............................................................................. 46
5.4.2
Viewing Local Video Files ...................................................................................... 46
5.4.3
Capturing Picture in Live View............................................................................... 48
5.4.4
Viewing Captured Pictures .................................................................................... 48
Instant Playback ............................................................................................................. 49
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5.6
Custom Window Division............................................................................................... 50
5.7
Live View in Fisheye Mode ............................................................................................ 51
5.8
Other Functions in Live View ......................................................................................... 53
Chapter 6
Remote Playback ........................................................................................................... 54
6.1
Normal Playback ............................................................................................................ 54
6.1.1
Searching Video Files............................................................................................. 54
6.1.2
Playing Video Files ................................................................................................. 55
6.1.3
Downloading Video Files ....................................................................................... 56
6.2
Event Playback ............................................................................................................... 58
6.3
ATM Playback................................................................................................................. 60
6.3.1
Searching Video Files for ATM Playback ................................................................ 60
6.3.2
Playing Video Files for ATM Playback .................................................................... 61
6.4
Synchronous Playback ................................................................................................... 61
6.5
VCA Playback ................................................................................................................. 62
6.6
Fisheye Playback ............................................................................................................ 62
Chapter 7
Event and Alarm Center ................................................................................................. 64
7.1
Viewing Alarms Information .......................................................................................... 65
7.2
Viewing Events Information ........................................................................................... 65
7.3
Viewing Pop-up Alarm Information ............................................................................... 66
Chapter 8
E-map Management ...................................................................................................... 67
8.1
Adding an E-map ........................................................................................................... 67
8.2
The Hot Spot Function ................................................................................................... 69
8.2.1
Adding Hot Spots................................................................................................... 69
8.2.2
Modifying Hot Spots.............................................................................................. 70
8.2.3
Previewing Hot Spots ............................................................................................ 70
8.3
The Hot Region Function ............................................................................................... 71
8.3.1
Adding Hot Regions ............................................................................................... 71
8.3.2
Modifying Hot Regions .......................................................................................... 72
8.3.3
Chapter 9
Previewing Hot Regions......................................................................................... 72
Log Search ..................................................................................................................... 73
9.1
Searching Log Files......................................................................................................... 73
9.2
Backing up Log Files ....................................................................................................... 74
Chapter 10
10.1
10.2
Account Management and System Configuration ......................................................... 75
Account Management ................................................................................................... 75
10.1.1
Adding the User..................................................................................................... 75
10.1.2
Managing the User ................................................................................................ 76
System Configuration..................................................................................................... 76
10.2.1
General Settings .................................................................................................... 77
10.2.2
Image Settings ....................................................................................................... 78
10.2.3
File Saving Path Settings ........................................................................................ 78
10.2.4
Alarm Sound Settings ............................................................................................ 79
10.2.5
Email Settings ........................................................................................................ 79
Appendix................................................................................................................................................. 81
System Requirements ..................................................................................................................... 81
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Specifications .................................................................................................................................. 81
FAQ ................................................................................................................................................. 82
Live View ................................................................................................................................. 82
Playback .................................................................................................................................. 82
Configuration .......................................................................................................................... 82
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Chapter 1 Overview
1.1 Description
iVMS-4200 is a versatile video management software for the DVRs, NVRs, IP cameras, encoders, etc.
It provides multiple functionalities, including real-time live view, video recording, remote search and
playback, alarm receiving, etc., for the connected devices to meet the needs of monitoring task. With
the flexible distributed structure and easy-to-use operations, the client software is widely applied to
the surveillance projects of medium or small scale.
This user manual describes the function, configuration and operation steps of iVMS-4200 software.
To ensure the properness of usage and stability of the software, please refer to the contents below
and read the manual carefully before installation and operation.
1.2 Running Environment
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.9 to 10.12
CPU: 3.00 Ghz Intel Dual-Core or above
Memory: 1G or above
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce 9400 or above
GPU: 256 MB or above
1.3 Function Modules
Control Panel of iVMS-4200:
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Menu Bar:
Client
About Client
Quit Client
Open Captured Picture
Click to view the client version and view the
manageable device quantity.
Click to exit the client.
Enter the Capture page to select the folder location of
the exported captured picture file (s).
Enter the video player and select the folder location of
File
Open Video File
the exported video file (s), You can also capture
pictures during the playing of the video file.
Open Log File
Lock
System
Switch User
System Configuration
unlock.
Switch the login user.
Open the System Configuration page.
Export Configuration File
Export client configuration file to your computer.
1024*768
Display the window at size of 1024*768 pixels.
1280*1024
Display the window at size of 1280*1024 pixels.
Control Panel
Main View
Event Search
Remote Playback
Group Management
Camera Settings
Account Management
Device Management
Storage Server
Management
Stream Media Server
Management
Device Arming Control
Open Wizard
Help
Lock screen operations. Log in the client again to
Import client configuration file from your computer.
E-map
Tool
the exported log file (s)
Import Configuration File
Most Adaptive Screen
View
Enter the Log File page to select the folder location of
User Manual
Display the window in most adaptive mode.
Enter Control Panel page.
Open Main View page.
Open E-map page.
Open Event Search page.
Open Remote Playback page.
Open the Group Management page.
Open the Camera Setting page.
Open the Account Management page.
Open the Device Management page.
Open the Storage Server Management page.
Open the Stream Media Server Management page.
Set the arming status of devices.
Open the guide for the client configuration.
Click to open the User Manual; you can also open the
User Manual by pressing F1 on your keyboard.
The iVMS-4200 client software is composed of the following function modules:
The Main View module provides live view of network cameras and video encoders, and
supports some basic operations, such as picture capturing, recording, PTZ control, etc.
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The E-map module provides the displaying and management of E-maps, hot regions and
hot spots.
The Event Search module provides searching and playing back the alarm video file of
motion detection and alarm input.
The Remote Playback module provides the search, playback, export of video files.
The Group Management module provides adding, modifying, or deleting the camera
groups, and importing/exporting cameras to the groups.
The Log Search module provides the query of system log files and the log files can be
filtered by different types.
The Account Management module provides the adding, modifying, and deleting of user
accounts and different permissions can be assigned for different users.
The Device Management module provides the adding, modifying and deleting of
different devices.
The Storage Server Management module provides adding, modifying, or deleting the
storage server.
The Stream Media Server Management module provides adding, modifying, or deleting
the stream media server.
The Camera Settings module provides configuring camera parameters (e.g., image
quality, recording schedule, motion detection, etc.).
The System Configuration module provides the configuration of the general parameters
(e.g., saving path of files, alarm sound, Email, etc.).
The function modules are easily accessed by clicking the navigation buttons on the control panel or by
selecting the function module from the View or Tool menu.
1.4 Updates Instruction
Multiple newly-designed functions are offered in the latest iVMS-4200 client software. You can get a
brief view of the updates instruction from the following contents.

Add Device via Hik-Connect Domain
Support adding device via Hik-Connect Domain.

View Online Status after Adding Device
Support viewing the online status after adding devices.

Perform Live View and Playback in Full Screen Mode
Support viewing live video and playing video files in full screen mode.

Customize Window Division for Live View and Playback
Support setting a custom window division for live view and playback.

Auto-change Stream Type
Support switching stream type automatically.

Encrypt for Email
Support setting encryption for email.

Improve Security
Encrypt the database sensitive information.
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Chapter 2 User Registration and Login
For the first time to use iVMS-4200 client software, you need to register a super user for login.
Steps:
1.
Input the super user name and password.
We highly recommend you to use a strong password to ensure your data security.
2.
Confirm the password.
3.
(Optional) Check Enable Auto-login checkbox to log in to the software automatically.
4.
Click Register.
Then, you can log in to the software as the super user.

A user name cannot contain any of the following characters: / \ : * ? “ < > |. And the length
of the password cannot be less than 6 characters.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
When opening iVMS-4200 after registration, you can log in to the client software with the registered
user name and password.
Steps:
1.
Input the user name and password you registered.
2.
Optionally, check Enable Auto-login checkbox to log in to the software automatically.
3.
Click Login.
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After running the client software, a wizard will open to guide you to add the device and do some
basic settings.
Click Enter Wizard to start the wizard and add the device, or click Cancel to exit the wizard.
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Chapter 3 Device Management
3.1 Adding the Device
Purpose:
After running the iVMS-4200, you can add the devices, including network cameras, DVRs, NVRs, etc.,
to the client for the remote configuration and management, such as live view, playback, alarm
settings, etc.
Perform the following steps to enter the Device Management page.
Click
on the control panel, or click Tools->Device Management to open the Device
Management page.
3.1.1 Activating Device
Purpose:
For some devices, you are required to create the password to activate them before they can be
added to the software and work properly.
Note: This function should be supported by the device.
Steps:
1.
Enter the Device Management page.
2.
In the device list, check the device status (shown on Security column) and select an inactive
device.
Or you can click Show Online Devices button to open the following page.
All the online devices are displayed in the device list.
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3.
Select the inactive device.
4.
Click Activate to open the Activation page.
5.
Create a password in the password field, and confirm the password.
STRONG PASSWORD RECOMMENDED– We highly recommend you create a strong password of
your own choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case
letters, numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product. And
we recommend you reset your password regularly, especially in the high security system,
resetting the password monthly or weekly can better protect your product.
6.
Click OK to create the password for the device.
A “The device is activated.” window pops up when the password is set successfully.
After activating the device, the Safe Status of the device will turn to Active.
In the Show Online Devices page, select the activated device and you can edit its network
parameters.
Note: This function is only available on the Show Online Devices window. You can change the device
IP address to the same subnet with your computer if you need to add the device to the software.
Steps:
1.
Change the device IP address to the same subnet with your computer by modifying the IP
address manually.
2.
Edit the subnet mask and port No. according to the actual needs.
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3.
Input the password set in step 4 and click Modify to complete the network settings.
3.1.2 Adding Online Devices
Purpose:
The active online devices in the same local subnet with the client software will be displayed in the
Show Online Devices page. You can click the Refresh every 15s button to refresh the information of
the online devices.
Add Single Device
Steps:
1.
Click Show Online Devices button to open Show Online Devices window.
All the active online devices in the same local subnet with the client software will be displayed.
2.
Select one device.
Note: For the inactive device, you need to create the password for it before you can add the
device properly. For details, please refer to Chapter 3.1.1 Activating Device.
3.
Click Select Device, and click OK in the pop-up window to open Add Device window.
4.
Input the required information.
Nickname: Edit a name for the device as you want.
Address: Input the device’s IP address. The IP address of the device is obtained automatically in
this adding mode.
Port: Input the device port No.. The default value is 8000.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password.
The password strength of the device can be checked by the software. For your privacy, we
strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own choosing (using a
minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special
characters) in order to increase the security of your product. And we recommend you reset your
password regularly, especially in the high security system, resetting the password monthly or
weekly can better protect your product.
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5.
(Optional) Check Export to Group checkbox to create a group by the device name.
All the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
6.
Click Add to add the device.
Add Multiple Devices
Steps:
1.
Click Show Online Devices button to open Show Online Devices window.
All the active online devices in the same local subnet with the client software will be displayed.
2.
Select devices you want to add.
Note: For the inactive device, you need to create the password for it before you can add the
device properly. For details, please refer to Chapter 3.1.1 Activating Device.
3.
Click Select Device, and click OK in the pop-up window to open Add Device window.
4.
Input the required information.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password.
The password strength of the device can be checked by the software. For your privacy, we
strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own choosing (using a
minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special
characters) in order to increase the security of your product. And we recommend you reset your
password regularly, especially in the high security system, resetting the password monthly or
weekly can better protect your product.
5.
(Optional) Check Export to Group checkbox to create a group by the device name.
All the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
6.
Click Add to add the devices.
Modify Network Information
In the Show Online Devices page, select the activated device and you can edit its network
parameters in the Network Info area.
Steps:
1.
Change the device IP address, subnet mask, and port No. according to the actual needs.
2.
Input the administrator password of the device.
3.
Click Modify to complete the network settings.
Reset Device Password
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You can reset the device password in the Show Online Devices page.
According to the different devices, the software provides two different methods for restoring the
default password or resetting the password.
Select the device from the list, click Restore.
Option 1:
If the window with security code field pops up, input the security code, and then you can restore the
default password of the selected device.
Note: The security code is returned after you send the serial No. of the device to the manufacturer.
Option 2:
If the window with import file and export file buttons, password and confirm password field pops up,
follow the steps below to reset the password:
1.
Click Export to save the device file on your PC.
2.
Send the file to our technical engineers.
3.
Our technical engineer will send you a file to you.
Click Import button and select the file sent by the technical engineer and import it.
4.
Input new password in text fields of Password and Confirm Password.
5.
Click OK to reset the password.
The password strength of the device can be checked by the software. For your privacy, we
strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own choosing (using a
minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special
characters) in order to increase the security of your product. And we recommend you reset your
password regularly, especially in the high security system, resetting the password monthly or
weekly can better protect your product.
3.1.3 Adding Devices by IP or Domain Name
Steps:
1.
In the Device Management page, click Add to open Add Device window.
2.
Select IP/Domain as the adding mode.
3.
Input the required information.
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Nickname: Edit a name for the device as you want.
Address: Input the device’s IP address or domain name.
Port: Input the device port No.. The default value is 8000.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password.
The password strength of the device can be checked by the software. For your privacy, we
strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own choosing (using a
minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special
characters) in order to increase the security of your product. And we recommend you reset your
password regularly, especially in the high security system, resetting the password monthly or
weekly can better protect your product.
4.
(Optional) Check Export to Group checkbox to create a group by the device name.
All the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
5.
Click Add to add the device.
3.1.4 Adding Devices by Hik-Connect
Purpose:
You can add the devices which have been added to the Hik-Connect account to the client.
Before you start: Add the devices to Hik-Connect account via Hik-Connect first. See the User Manual
of Hik-Connect Mobile Client for details.
Steps:
1.
In the Device Management page, click Add to open Add Device window.
2.
Select Hik-Connect as the adding mode.
3.
Select the country or region.
4.
Click Login to enter the Login page.
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5.
Input the Hik-Connect account and password.
6.
Click Login to log in to your account.
All the devices added in this account will display.
Note: The account information will keep 7 days. After 7 days, you are required to log in to the
account again.
7.
Check the checkbox(es) to select the device(s).
8.
Input the user name and password of the selected device(s).
9.
(Optional) Check Export to Group checkbox to create a group by the device name.
All the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
10. Click Add to add the device(s).
3.1.5 Adding Devices by IP Server
Steps:
1.
In the Device Management page, click Add to open Add Device window.
2.
Select IP Server as the adding mode.
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3.
Input the required information.
Nickname: Edit a name for the device as you want.
Server Address: Input the IP address of the PC that installs the IP Server.
Device ID: Input the device ID registered on the IP Server.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password.
The password strength of the device can be checked by the software. For your privacy, we
strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own choosing (using a
minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special
characters) in order to increase the security of your product. And we recommend you reset your
password regularly, especially in the high security system, resetting the password monthly or
weekly can better protect your product.
4.
(Optional) Check Export to Group checkbox to create a group by the device name.
All the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
5.
Click Add to add the device.
3.1.6 Adding Devices by HiDDNS
Steps:
1.
In the Device Management page, click Add to open Add Device window.
2.
Select HiDDNS as the adding mode.
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3.
Input the required information.
Nickname: Edit a name for the device as you want.
Server Address: www.hik-online.com.
Device Domain Name: Input the device domain name registered on HiDDNS server.
User Name: Input the device user name. By default, the user name is admin.
Password: Input the device password.
The password strength of the device can be checked by the software. For your privacy, we
strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own choosing (using a
minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special
characters) in order to increase the security of your product. And we recommend you reset your
password regularly, especially in the high security system, resetting the password monthly or
weekly can better protect your product.
4.
(Optional) Check Export to Group checkbox to create a group by the device name.
All the channels of the device will be imported to the corresponding group by default.
5.
Click Add to add the device.
3.2 Group Management
Purpose:
The encoding devices added should be organized into groups for a convenient management. You can
get the live view, play the video files, and do some other operations of the device through the group.
Before you start:
Encoding devices need to be added to the client software for group management.
Click
on the Control Panel, or you can click Tool -> Group Management to enter the Camera
Group page as follows.
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Adding Group
Steps:
1.
Click Add on the Group List on the right to open the Add Group window.
2.
Input a group name as you want.
3.
Click OK to add the new group to the group list.
Importing Camera to Group
Steps:
1.
In the Select Device panel on the left, click to select the device and the thumbnails of the
cameras of the device will be displayed below.
Note: You can click Add Device to add a new device. For details, refer to Chapter 3.1 Adding the
Device
2.
Select the thumbnails of the cameras.
You can double-click the thumbnail of the camera to view the live video of the camera.
3.
Select a group from the group list.
4.
Click Import to import the selected cameras to the group.
You can also click Import All to import all the cameras to the selected group.
Note: Up to 64 cameras can be added to one group, and up to 1024 cameras for all the groups
are allowed in total.
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The following buttons are available on the Select Device panel:
Modify
Modify the connection parameters of the device.
Delete
Delete the device.
Refresh
Refresh the latest information of added cameras.
Export to Group
Create a group named as device name and import the
device to group.
Remote Configuration
Open the Remote Configuration window of the device.
Fold All/Expand All
Collapse/Expand all the thumbnails of cameras.
Fold/Expand
Collapse/Expand the thumbnails of camera.
Modifying the Group/Camera
After adding the group and importing the camera to the group, you can edit the group name and the
imported camera name as desired.
Steps:
1.
Select the group/camera from the group list on the right, and click Modify,
or double-click the group/camera name to open Modify Group/Camera window.
2.
Edit the group/camera information, including the group/camera name, the stream type, etc.
3.
Click OK to save the new settings.
Removing Cameras from the Group
Steps:
1.
Click to select the imported camera from the group list.
2.
Click Delete to remove the camera from the group.
Deleting the Group
Steps:
1.
Select the group in the Group list on the right.
2.
Click Delete, and click OK in the pop-up window to confirm the deleting.
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The selected group and the cameras under it will be deleted.
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Chapter 4 Camera Settings
Purpose:
Before remote playback, you should set the schedule first.
You can also configure the event (including motion detection alarm, tampering alarm, video loss) of
the device.
You can also configure the parameter for the image and video to get different performance for actual
needs.
Meanwhile, you can set the PTZ parameters and network connection parameters in this section.
Click
on the control panel to enter the Camera Settings page.
Select the camera on the dropdown list on left side of the page, and the video image of that camera
will be displayed below.
Click on icons in the lower left area to enter different configuration pages, such as the image settings
page, the video quality setting page and so on.
Video picture parameters configuration
Video encoding quality configuration
Recording schedule configuration
Video display parameters configuration
Motion detection configuration
View tampering alarm configuration
Video loss alarm configuration
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PTZ configuration
Network parameter configuration for the camera
Note: You can click Device Settings to enter the Remote Configuration page of the device. For details,
please refer to the user manual of the device.
4.1 Picture Settings
In Picture Settings page, you can adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation, and hue of the video
image.
Note: The available parameters may be different from the camera types.
Drag the slider to adjust the level from lowest to highest.
You can click Default to restore default settings.
4.2 Video Settings
Purpose:
You can set video parameters, such as video quality, resolution, and other parameter settings.
Steps:
1.
Click Video Settings to enter the Video Settings page.
2.
Set video parameters, including video resolution and video quality for main stream and sub
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stream separately.
You can click Advanced Settings to open Advanced Settings window and set the related
parameters, such as stream type, bitrate type, and so on.
3.
Set the event parameters.
1) Check Enable Event Parameters checkbox.
2) Set the video quality and resolution for event video.
3) (Optional) Click Advanced Settings to open Advanced Settings window and set the related
parameters, such as stream type, bitrate type, and so on.
4) Click OK to save the settings.
4.
Click Copy to to copy the settings to other cameras in the group.
5.
Click Save to save the settings.
4.3 Schedule
Purpose:
When the video storage devices are the HDDs, Net HDDs, SD/SDHC cards on the local device, or the
remote storage server connected, you can set the recording schedule for the cameras for the
continuous, alarm triggered, or command triggered recording. And the video files can be searched
for the remote playback.
Click Schedule to enter the recording schedule page.
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4.3.1 Storing on the DVR, NVR, or Network Camera
Purpose:
Some local devices, including the DVRs, NVRs, and Network Cameras, provide storage devices such
as the HDDs, Net HDDs and SD/SDHC cards for video files. You can set a recording schedule or
capture schedule for the channels of the local devices.
Before you start:
The newly installed storage devices need to be formatted. Go to the remote configuration page of
the device, click Storage->General, select the HDD or SD/SDHC card, and click Format to initialize the
selected storage device.
Steps:
1.
Open the Schedule page in Camera Settings.
2.
Select the camera in the Camera Group dropdown list.
3.
Check Local Recording or Capture checkbox to enable device local recording or capture.
4.
Select the recording or capture schedule template from the drop-down list.

All-day Template: for all-day continuous recording.

Weekday Template: for working-hours continuous recording from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Alarm Template: for the alarm triggered recording.

Template 01 to 08: fixed templates for specific schedules. You can edit the templates if
needed.

Customized: can be customized as desired.
If you need to edit or customize the template, refer to Configuring Recording Schedule
Template
5.
Click Advanced Settings to set the recording parameters.
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Note: The displayed items vary with the devices.
Parameters
Descriptions
Normally used for the event triggered record, when you want to record before
Pre-record
the event happens
Post-record
After the event finished, the video can also be recorded for a certain time.
Video Expired Time
Redundant Record
Record Audio
The time for keeping the video files in the storage device, once exceeded, the
files will be deleted. The files will be saved permanently if the value is set as 0.
Save the video files not only in the R/W HDD but also in the redundant HDD.
Record the video files with audio or not.
6.
(Optional) Click Copy to… to copy the recording schedule settings to other channels.
7.
Click Save to save the settings.
Configuring Recording Schedule Template
Perform the following steps to configure the recording schedule template:
If Template 01 to 08 is selected from the drop-down list, start from step 1;
If Customized is selected from the drop-down list, start from step 2.
1.
Click Edit to edit the template and select the template to be set.
You can edit the template name.
2.
Set the time schedule for the selected template.
refers to normal schedule record. The schedule time bar is marked with
.
refers to the schedule record for the event. The schedule time bar is marked with
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marked with
refers to the schedule record triggered by command. The schedule time bar is
.
Note: Recording triggered by command is only available for the ATM transactions when the ATM
DVR is added to iVMS-4200.
3.
(Optional) After setting the time schedule, you can perform the following operations to adjust
the time period.
4.
5.

When the cursor turns to

When the cursor turns to
, you can move the selected time bar you just edited. You can
also edit the displayed time point to set the accurate time period.

When the cursor turns to
, you can set the time period.
, you can lengthen or shorten the selected time bar.
(Optional) Delete or copy the time schedule.
Select the schedule time bar and click
to delete the selected time bar.
Select the schedule time bar and click
to delete all the time bars.
Select the schedule time bar and click
Click Save to save the settings.
to copy the time bar settings to the other dates.
Note: Up to 8 time periods can be set for each day in the recording schedule.
4.3.2 Storing on Storage Server
Purpose:
You can add storage device to the client for storing the video files of the added encoding devices and
you can search the files for remote playback. The storage device can be storage server, CVR (Center
Video Recorder) or other NVR. Here we take the settings of storage server as an example.
Before you start:
The storage server application software needs to be installed on other PC running Windows OS.
When installing the iVMS-4200, check Storage Server checkbox to enable the installation of storage
server.
Adding the Storage Server
To assign a Storage Server for the recording schedule, add at least one storage server to the client.
Steps:
1.
Click
Notes:

on the desktop to run the storage server.
The Storage Server can only be installed on the PC running Windows OS.
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
If the storage server port (value: 8000) is occupied by other service, a window will open.
You should change the port No. to other value to ensure the proper running of the storage
server.
2.
On the iVMS-4200 Client, click
Management page.
on the control panel to enter the Storage Server
You can also click Storage Server Management in Schedule page of Camera Settings to enter the
Storage Server Management page.
3.
Click Add to add the storage server.
You can add the storage server in the following ways:

By detecting the online storage server, refer to Chapter 3.1.2 Adding Online Devices.

By specifying the storage server IP address, refer to Chapter 3.1.3 Adding Devices by IP or
Domain Name.

4.
By IP Server, refer to Chapter 3.1.5 Adding Devices by IP Server.
(Optional) Select the added server and click Modify to edit its information.
You can click Delete to delete it.
Formatting the HDDs
Purpose:
The HDDs of the storage server need to be formatted for the video file.
Steps:
1.
Select the added storage server from the list and click Remote Configuration.
2.
Click HDD tab to enter the HDD Formatting page.
3.
Select the HDD from the list and click Format.
You can check the formatting process from the process bar and the status of the formatted HDD
changes from Unformatted to Normal Status.
Note: Formatting the HDDs is to pre-allocate the disk space for storage and the original data of the
formatted HDDs will not be deleted.
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Configuring Storage Schedule
Before you start:
The storage server needs to be added to the client software and the HDDs need to be formatted for
the video file storage.
Steps:
1.
Add the camera to the storage server first.
(1) In the Storage Server Management page, select the added storage server and click Remote
Configuration.
(2) Click Camera tab to enter the following page.
(3) Click Add and select a camera from the group to add the camera to the storage server.
(4) (Optional) Select the added camera and click Delete to delete the camera from the storage
server.
(5) Click Save to save the settings.
2.
Configure the recording schedule for the added cameras.
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(1) In the Remote Configuration page, click Schedule tab to enter the following page.
(2) Select the added camera from the dropdown list.
(3) Select one recording schedule.

All-day Template: for all-day continuous recording.

Weekday Template: for working-hours continuous recording from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Alarm Template: for the alarm triggered recording.

Template 01 to 08: fixed templates for specific schedules. You can edit the templates if
needed.

Customized: can be customized as desired.
If you need to edit or customize the template, refer to Configuring Recording
Schedule Template
After adding the camera to the storage server and setting the recording schedule, the recording
schedule on storage server function will be enabled.
Notes:

To change the recording resolution, bit rate or other recording parameters, please refer to
Chapter 4.1 Picture Settings.

To ensure that event recording works properly, please set motion detection and video
tampering area and arming schedule first. For details, refer to Chapter 4.5 Motion Detection and
Chapter 4.6 Tampering Alarm.
4.4 Video Display
The Display menu allows you to configure the display settings for the camera, including:

Display Name: the camera name displayed on the live video.

Display Date: the date displayed on the live video.

Display Week: Display the week on the live video.

Enable Privacy Mask: Enable privacy mask function on the live video.

Text Overlay: Edit user-defined text to be displayed on the live video.
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Steps:
1.
Click Video Display to enter the video display settings page.
2.
Check the checkboxes to display the name, date, or week to the video image.
3.
Set the OSD Attribute.
4.
(Optional) Click Copy to… and select other cameras to copy the video display settings to other
cameras.
5.
Display privacy mask on the video image.
1) Check Enable Privacy Mask checkbox.
2) Select Draw Privacy Mask Area option from the drop-down list.
3) Drag your cursor to draw a rectangle as privacy mask.
You can click
to remove the selected privacy mask area, or click
mask areas on the live video.
to clear all privacy
Note: Up to four privacy mask areas can be configured.
6.
Set the text overlay.
1) Check the checkbox in the Text Overlay.
2) Input the text content.
7.
Configure the OSD location and the privacy mask location & size on the video image.
1) Select Insert OSD/Camera Name/Text option from the drop-down list.
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2) Move the OSD to the desired location on the video image.
8.
Click Save to save the settings.
4.5 Motion Detection
Purpose:
A motion detection alarm is triggered when the client software detects motion within its defined
area. The linkage actions, including alarm output, channel record and client action can be set.
Note: The configuration varies according to different devices. For details, please refer to the user
manual of the devices.
Steps:
1.
Click Motion Detection to enter the motion detection alarm settings page.
2.
Check Enable Motion Detection checkbox.
3.
Select the arming schedule template from the drop-down list.

All-day Template: For all-day continuous arming.

Weekday Template: For working-hours continuous arming from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Template 01 to 09: Fixed templates for special schedules. You can edit the templates if
needed.

Customized: Can be customized as desired.
If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Arming Schedule
Template
4.
Drag the mouse on the live video image to draw a defined area for the arming region.
You can click
detection area.
5.
to set the whole video area as detection area, or click
to clear all the
Drag the slider on the sensitivity bar to adjust the motion detection sensitivity. The larger the
value is, the more sensitive the detection is.
6.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions.
Linkage Actions
Descriptions
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered. You can
Audible Warning
select the alarm sound for audible warning. For setting the alarm sound,
please refer to Chapter 10.2.4 Alarm Sound Settings.
Email Linkage
Send an email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
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For setting the email parameters, refer to Chapter 10.2.5 Email Settings.
Notify Surveillance
Center
triggered.
Full Screen
Switch to full screen to monitor the motion detection video.
Monitoring
Upload Captured
Picture to FTP
Tigger Alarm Output
Triggered Camera
7.
Upload alarm information to the client software when motion detection is
When motion alarm is triggered, pictures will be captured and uploaded to
FTP server.
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
Start the recording of the selected cameras when alarm is triggered.
Click Save to save the settings.
Configuring Arming Schedule Template
Perform the following steps to configure the arming schedule template:
If Template 01 to 09 is selected in the drop-down list, start from step 1;
If Custom is selected in the drop-down list, start from step 2.
Steps:
1.
Click Edit to enter the Templates Management page. Select the template to be set and you can
edit the template name.
2.
Set the time schedule for the selected template.
When the cursor turns to
When the cursor turns to
, you can set the time period.
, you can move the selected time bar you just edited. You can
also edit the displayed time point to set the accurate time period.
When the cursor turns to
3.
Optionally, you can select the schedule time bar,
and then click
or click
4.
, you can lengthen or shorten the selected time bar.
to delete the selected time bar,
to delete all the time bars,
or click
to copy the time bar settings to the other dates.
Click OK to save the settings.
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Note: Up to 8 time periods can be set for each day in the arming schedule template.
4.6 Tampering Alarm
Purpose:
A video tampering alarm is triggered when the camera is covered and the monitoring area cannot be
viewed. The linkage actions, including alarm output and client action can be set.
Steps:
1.
Click Tampering Alarm to enter the tempering alarm settings page.
2.
Check Enable Tampering Alarm checkbox.
3.
Select the arming schedule template from the drop-down list.

All-day Template: For all-day continuous arming.

Weekday Template: For working-hours continuous arming from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Template 01 to 09: Fixed templates for special schedules. You can edit the templates if
needed.

Customized: Can be customized as desired.
If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Arming Schedule
Template
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4.
Drag the mouse on the live video image to draw a defined area for the arming region.
You can click
detection area.
5.
to set the whole video area as detection area, or click
to clear all the
Drag the slider on the sensitivity bar to adjust the tampering alarm sensitivity. The larger the
value is, the more sensitive the detection is.
6.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions.
Linkage Actions
Descriptions
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered. You can
Audible Warning
select the alarm sound for audible warning. For setting the alarm sound,
please refer to Chapter 10.2.4 Alarm Sound Settings.
Email Linkage
Notify Surveillance
Center
Full Screen
Monitoring
Tigger Alarm Output
7.
Send an email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
For setting the email parameters, refer to Chapter 10.2.5 Email Settings.
Upload alarm information to the client software when motion detection is
triggered.
Switch to full screen to monitor the motion detection video.
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
Click Save to save the settings.
4.7 Video Loss
Purpose:
When the client software cannot receive video signal from the front-end devices, the video loss
alarm will be triggered. The linkage actions, including alarm output and client action can be set.
Steps:
1.
Click Video Loss to enter the video loss alarm settings page.
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2.
Check Enable Video Loss Detection checkbox.
3.
Click the arming schedule and select the arming schedule template.

All-day Template: For all-day continuous arming.

Weekday Template: For working-hours continuous arming from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Template 01 to 09: Fixed templates for special schedules. You can edit the templates if
needed.

Customized: Can be customized as desired.
If you need to edit or customize the template, see Configuring Arming Schedule
Template
4.
Check the checkboxes to activate the linkage actions.
Linkage Actions
Descriptions
The client software gives an audible warning when alarm is triggered. You can
Audible Warning
select the alarm sound for audible warning. For setting the alarm sound,
please refer to Chapter 10.2.4 Alarm Sound Settings.
Email Linkage
Notify Surveillance
Center
Full Screen
Monitoring
Tigger Alarm Output
5.
Send an email notification of the alarm information to one or more receivers.
For setting the email parameters, refer to Chapter 10.2.5 Email Settings.
Upload alarm information to the client software when motion detection is
triggered.
Switch to full screen to monitor the motion detection video.
Enable the alarm output function. Select the alarm output port and the
external device connected to the port can be controlled.
Click Save to save the settings.
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4.8 PTZ Control
Purpose:
In the PTZ Control configuration page, you can specific the PTZ connection parameters, such as baud
rate, data bits, stop bits, parity, and so on.
Steps:
1.
Click PTZ Control to enter the PTZ control configuration page.
2.
Set the PTZ parameters, such as baud rate, data bits, stop bits, parity, flow control, PTZ protocol,
and PTZ address.
Note: All these PTZ parameters should be consistent with the local settings on the PTZ to ensure
valid PTZ control.
3.
(Optional) Click Copy to… to copy all the PTZ settings to other cameras.
4.
Click Save to save the settings.
4.9 Network Connection
In the Network Connection configuration page, you can specify the protocol and select the stream
type of the camera. You can also configure stream media server.
4.9.1 Network Parameter Settings
Steps:
1.
Click Network Connection to enter the Network Connection configuration page.
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2.
Set the protocol as TCP, UDP, MCAST, or RTP.
3.
Select Main Stream or Sub-Stream as the stream type of the camera.
Note: The stream type settings will take effect after start live view again. You can also set the
stream type in Main View module. For details, refer to Chapter 5 Live View.
4.
Check Get Video Stream via Stream Media Server checkbox to enable the stream media server.
Note: You should add the stream media server first. For details, refer to Chapter 4.9.1 Network
Parameter Settings.
5.
Select the stream media server.
6.
(Optional) Click Copy to… to copy all the network connection settings to other cameras.
7.
Click Save to save the settings.
4.9.2 Stream Media Server Management
Purpose:
There is always a limit of the device remote access number. When there are many users wanting to
get remote access to the device to get the live view, you can add the stream media server and get
the video data stream from the stream media server, thus to lower the load of the device.
Adding the Stream Media Server
Before you start:
The stream media server application software needs to be installed on other PC running Windows OS.
When installing the iVMS-4200, check Stream Media Server checkbox to enable the installation of
stream media server.
Steps:
1.
Click
Notes:
on the desktop to run the stream media server.

The Stream Media Server can only be installed on the PC running Windows OS.

If the stream media server port (value: 554) is occupied by other service, a dialog will open.
You should change the port No. to other value to ensure the proper running of the stream
media server.
2.
On the iVMS-4200 Client, click
to open the Stream Media Server Management page.
Or you can click Stream Media Server on Network Connection page of Camera Settings to enter
the Stream Media Server Management page.
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3.
Click Add to open the following page.
4.
Input the required information, including nickname, IP address, and port.
Note: The default port value is 554.
5.
Click Add to add the stream media server to the client software.
Note: For one client, up to 16 stream media servers can be added.
After adding the stream media server, you can perform the following operations.

Select the stream media server and click Modify to edit its information.

Select the stream server and click Delete to delete it.
Adding Cameras to Stream Media Server to Forward Video Stream
Purpose:
To get the video stream of a camera via stream media server, you need to connect the camera to the
stream media server.
Steps:
1.
Select the stream media server from the list.
2.
Click Remote Configuration to enter the Stream Media Server Settings page.
3.
Click Channel Configuration tab.
4.
Select the camera group and select cameras of which the video stream is to be forwarded via
the stream media server.
5.
Click OK to save the new settings.
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6.
Go the Main View page and start the live view of the cameras again. You can check the channel
number of the video stream forwarded through or sent from the stream media server.
Notes:

For one stream media server, up to 64 channels of video stream can be forwarded through it
and up to 200 channels of video stream can be sent to clients from it.

If the camera is offline, the client can still get the live video via the stream media server.
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Chapter 5 Live View
Purpose:
For the surveillance task, you can view the live video of the added network cameras, video encoders
and video intercom device on the Main View page. And some basic operations are supported,
including picture capturing, manual recording, PTZ control, etc.
Before you start:
A camera group is required to be defined for live view.
Click
on the control panel, or click View->Main View to open the Main View page.
Main View Page
1
Camera List
2
Display Window of Live View
3
Live View Toolbar
Camera Status:
The camera is online and works properly.
The camera is in live view.
The camera is in recording status.
The camera is offline.
Live View Toolbar:
On the Main View page, the following toolbar buttons are available:
Full Screen
Display the live view in full screen mode. Press ESC to exit.
Window Division
Set the window division.
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Start/Stop
Start or stop the live view of all cameras.
Capture
Capture the current image of the camera.
Start Recording
Start manual recording for the corresponding cameras, click again to
stop.
Previous
Go for live view of the previous page.
Next
Go for live view of the next page.
Start/Stop
Auto-switch
Click to resume/pause the auto-switch in live view.
Show/Hide Menu
Show/Hide the configuration menu of auto-switch. Click again to hide.
Volume
Turn off/on the audio in live view and you can adjust the volume.
Right-click on the display window in live view to open the Live View Management Menu:
The following buttons are available on the right-click Live View Management Menu:
Capture
Capture the picture in the live view process.
Start/Stop Recording
Start/Stop the manual recording. The video file is stored in the PC.
PTZ Control
Enable PTZ control function on the display window.
Digital Zoom
Camera Status
Camera Settings
Synchronization
Enable the digital zoom function. Click again to disable the
function.
Display the status of the camera in live view, including the
recording status, signal status, connection number, etc.
Open the Camera Settings page of the camera. Refer to Chapter 4
Camera Settings.
Sync the camera in live view with the PC running the client
software.
Audio On/Mute
Click to enable/disable the audio in live view.
Stop Live View
Stop the live view in the display window.
Fisheye Expansion
Switch to Instant
Playback
Full Screen
Enter the fisheye expansion mode. Only available when the device
is fisheye camera.
Switch to Instant playback mode.
Display the live view in full screen mode. Press ESC to exit.
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5.1 Starting and Stopping the Live View
Starting Live View for One Camera
Steps:
1.
Open the Main View page.
2.
3.
(Optional) Click
in live view toolbar to select the window division mode for live view.
Drag the camera to the display window,
or double-click the camera name after selecting the display window to start the live view.
Note: You can drag the video of the camera in live view to another display window if needed.
4.
(Optional) In the device list on the left, you can right-click on the camera group name, or on the
camera name to open the right-click menu.
For camera group, you can check to expand or fold all the cameras display in the group. And you
can also switch the stream between main stream and sub stream for all the cameras in the
group.
For camera, you can click to view the camera status, to enter the camera settings page to
configure the camera, and sync the camera time with the PC. And you can also switch the
stream between main stream and sub stream.
Note: The stream settings will take effect after starting live view again.
Starting Live View for Camera Group
Steps:
1.
Open the Main View page.
2.
Drag the group to the display window,
or double-click the group name to start the live view.
Note: The display window number is self-adaptive to the camera number of the group.
Stopping the Live View
Steps:
1.
Select the display window.
2.
Click Stop Live View on the right-click menu to stop the live view of the display window.
You can also click
in live view toolbar to stop all the live view.
5.2 Auto-switch in Live View
Purpose:
The video stream of the cameras from the same group will switch automatically in a selected display
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window in camera auto-switch.
Steps:
1.
Open the Main View page.
2.
Select a display window for camera auto-switch.
3.
Click
in the toolbar and select the auto-switch in single screen or multiple screens.
Set the switching interval for the auto-switch.
4.
Select a group, and select the window for auto switch.
5.
Click
on the toolbar to start the camera auto-switch.
6.
Click
or
to view the live video of previous or next camera.
5.3 PTZ Control in Live View
The software provides PTZ control for cameras with pan/tilt/zoom functionality. You can set the
preset, patrol and pattern for the cameras on the PTZ Control panel. And you can also open window
PTZ control for the operations of PTZ cameras.
Note: The PTZ Control function should be supported by the device.
Right-click on the live view window, and click PTZ Control to open the PTZ Control panel.
The following buttons are available on the PTZ Control panel:
Zoom
Focus
Iris
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3D Positioning
Light
Wiper
Directional buttons, click
to start/stop auto-scan.
Speed adjustment for PTZ function
5.3.1 Configuring the Preset
Purpose:
A preset is a predefined image position which contains information of pan, tilt, focus and other
parameters.
Steps:
1.
Click Preset tab to enter the PTZ preset configuration panel.
2.
Click the direction buttons and other buttons on the PTZ control panel to steer the camera to
the desired view.
3.
Select a PTZ preset number from the preset list and click
4.
Input the name of the preset in the pop-up window.
5.
Click OK to save the settings.
.
To call a configured preset, double-click the preset, or select the preset and click
You also perform the following steps to call the preset.
.
Steps:
1.
Click to select a live view window.
2.
For preset 1 to 9, click the corresponding number key (e.g., 4) to call the preset.
For other presets, click “[”, number keys (e.g., 124), and “]” to call the preset.
To modify a configured preset, select the preset from the list and click
To delete a configured preset, select the preset from the list and click
.
.
5.3.2 Configuring the Pattern
Purpose:
A pattern is a memorized, repeating series of pan, tilt, zoom, and preset functions.
Steps:
1.
Click Pattern tab to enter the PTZ pattern configuration panel.
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2.
3.
Click
to start recording of this pattern path.
Use the direction buttons to control the PTZ movement.
4.
Click
to stop and save the pattern recording.
5.
Click
to call the pattern.
To stop calling the pattern, click
.
5.3.3 Configuring the Patrol
Purpose:
A patrol is a scanning track specified by a group of user-defined presets, with the scanning speed
between two presets and the dwell time at the preset separately programmable.
Before you start:
Two or more presets for one PTZ camera need to be added.
Steps:
1.
Click Patrol tab to enter the PTZ patrol configuration panel.
2.
Select a path number from the drop-down list.
3.
Click
4.
Repeat the above operation to add other presets to the patrol.
to add a preset, and set the dwell time and patrol speed for the preset.
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5.
Optionally, you can click
6.
Click
or
to edit or delete a preset in the patrol path.
to call the patrol.
To stop calling the patrol, click
.
Note: The preset dwell time can be set to 1 to 30 sec, and the patrol speed can be set to level 1 to
40.
5.4 Local Recording and Capture
5.4.1 Manual Recording in Live View
Purpose:
Manual Recording function allows you to record the live video on the Main View page manually and
the video files are stored in the local PC.
Steps:
1.
Select the live view window, and click
on the toolbar,
or right-click on the live view window and select Start Recording to start the manual recording.
The icon
2.
on the right-click menu turns to
.
Click
on the toolbar again,
or click Stop Recording on the right-click menu to stop the manual recording.
A prompt with the saving path of the video files you just recorded will open if all the operations
succeed.
Note: The saving path of video files can be set on the System Configuration page. For details, refer to
Chapter 10.2.3 File Saving Path Settings.
5.4.2 Viewing Local Video Files
Steps:
1.
In the Main View page, click All Files(s) under the device to view all the recorded video files of
the device.
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2.
Select the camera to be searched from the Camera list.
3.
4.
Click
to specify the start time and end time for search.
Click Search.
The video files recorded locally between the start time and end time will display.
The following buttons are available at the bottom of the page for each video file.
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Select the video file, and click Delete. You can delete the video file.

Select the video file, and click Email Linkage. You can send an Email notification with the
selected video file attached.
Note: To send an Email notification, you should set the Email settings before proceeding. For
details, refer to Chapter 10.2.5 Email Settings.
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Select the video file, and click Save as. You can save a new copy of the video file.
Double-click the video file and the video file can be played locally.
The following buttons are available on the local playback page:
CIF/4CIF
Display the video in cif/4cif resolution.
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Close
Close the local playback page of the video files.
Pause/Play
Pause/start the playback of the video files.
Stop
Stop the playback of the video files.
Speed Down/Up
Set the playback speed.
Single Frame
Play back the video files frame by frame.
Digital Zoom
Enable the digital zoom function. Click again to disable.
Audio On/Mute
Click to enable/disable the audio in the local playback.
Capture
Capture the picture in the playback process.
5.4.3 Capturing Picture in Live View
Select the live view window, and click
in the toolbar, or right-click on the live view window and
select Capture to capture the current image of the live view window.
A small window of the captured picture will display to notify whether the capturing operation is
done or not.
Note: The saving path of the captured pictures can be set on the System Configuration page. For
details, refer to Chapter 10.2.3 File Saving Path Settings.
5.4.4 Viewing Captured Pictures
Purpose:
The pictures captured in live view are stored in the PC running the software. You can view the
captured pictures if needed.
Steps:
1.
In the Main View page, click Picture under the device to view all the captured pictures of the
device.
2.
Select the camera to be searched from the Camera list.
3.
4.
Click
to specify the start time and end time for the search.
Click Search.
The pictures captured between the start time and end time will be displayed.
5.
Double-click the captured picture to enlarge it for a better view.
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The following three buttons are available at the bottom of the page for each picture.

Select the captured picture, and click Delete. You can delete the selected picture.

Select the captured picture, and click Email Linkage. You can send an Email notification with the
selected picture attached.

Select the captured picture, and click Save as. You can save a new copy of the selected picture.
5.5 Instant Playback
Purpose:
The video files can be played instantly on the Main View page. Instant playback shows a piece of the
video which was remarkable, or which was unclear on the first sight. Thus, you can get an immediate
review if needed.
Note: You can set the pre-play time for instant playback in System Configuration. By default, it is 3
minutes. For configuring the pre-play time, refer to Chapter 10.2.1 General Settings.
Before you start:
The video files need to be recorded on the storage devices, such as the SD/SDHC cards and HDDs on
the DVRs, NVRs, Network Cameras, etc., or on the storage servers.
Steps:
1.
Start the live view.
2.
Right-click on the window to show the Live View Management menu.
3.
Click Switch to Instant Playback to switch to instant playback mode.
A simple timeline will appear near the live view toolbar. Move the mouse to the simple timeline
and a complete timeline will appear as follows:
4.
Drag the timeline at the bottom to adjust the playback progress. You can also click
to scale up or down the time bar to choose a more accurate playback time.
or
5.
Right-click on the playback window and click Live View to stop the instant playback and go back
for the live view.
During instant playback, right-click on the display window to open the Instant Playback Management
Menu:
The following buttons are available on the right-click Instant Playback Management Menu:
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Pause/Resume
Pause/start the instant playback in the display window.
Stop
Stop the instant playback and return to the live view mode.
Fast Forward/Slow
Forward
Increase/decrease the play speed of the instant playback.
Single Frame
Play back the video file frame by frame.
Add Default Tag
Add a default tag to the current timeline of the video file.
Add a custom tag to the current timeline of the video file and you
Add Custom Tag
can set the tag name.
Tag Download
Download the files by added tags.
Capture
Capture the picture in the instant playback process.
Start/Stop Recording
Start/Stop clipping the video files.
Audio On/Mute
Click to turn on/off the audio in instant playback.
Switch to Live View
Switch to live view mode.
5.6 Custom Window Division
Purpose:
The client software provides multiple kinds of pre-defined window division. You can also set custom
window division as desired.
Steps:
1.
Click
on the live view toolbar and select Edit to open Edit Custom Window Division
window.
2.
Click Add to open Add Custom Window Division window.
Note: Up to 5 custom window divisions can be added.
3.
Set a name for the new window division as desired.
4.
Click OK to save the settings.
5.
Drag your mouse to select the adjacent windows, and click Joint to joint them as a whole
window. You can also click Cancel to cancel the jointing.
6.
Click Save to confirm the settings.
7.
Click
to back to the Main View page.
Then you can click
and select the custom window division for playing live video.
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Notes:

You can also enter the Remote Playback page and perform the steps above to configure
the custom window division.

For remote playback, up to 16 windows can be played at the same time. The custom
window division with more than 16 windows is invalid for playback.
5.7 Live View in Fisheye Mode
Purpose:
You can play the live video of the camera in fisheye expansion mode.
Note: The Fisheye Expansion is suitable for the fisheye camera. If you enable Fisheye Expansion for
other cameras, the image may be distorted.
Steps:
1.
Start the live view (refer to Chapter 5.1 Starting and Stopping the Live View).
2.
Right-click on the video and select Fisheye Expansion to enter the Fisheye Expansion window.
3.
Select the mounting type of the fisheye camera according to the actual mounting position.
4.
You can select the expanding mode for live view as desired.
Note: For some devices, you can select the mounting type of the device and the related
expanding mode will be listed.

Fisheye: In the Fisheye view mode, the whole wide-angle view of the camera is displayed.
This view mode is called Fisheye because it approximates the vision of a fish’s convex eye.
The lens produces curvilinear images of a large area, while distorting the perspective and
angles of objects in the image.

o
o
Panorama/Dual-180 Panorama/360 Panorama: In the Panorama view mode, the
distorted fisheye image is transformed to normal perspective image by some calibration
methods.
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PTZ: The PTZ view is the close-up view of some defined area in the Fisheye view or
Panorama view, and it supports the electronic PTZ function, which is also called e-PTZ.
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Each PTZ view is marked on the Fisheye view and Panorama view with a specific
navigation. You can drag the navigation on the Fisheye view or Panorama view to
adjust the PTZ view, or drag the PTZ view to adjust the view to the desired angle.

The navigation will be hidden after 5 seconds of inactivity.
PTZ Control
In PTZ mode, you can use the PTZ control to adjust the PTZ window.
Note: The PTZ panel varies according to different devices.

Select a PTZ window, and click one of the direction buttons to adjust the view angle.
Note: Click-and-drag the No. label in the fisheye or panorama window will change the view
angle of the PTZ window as well.



Select a PTZ window, and click
to start auto-scan, and click it again to stop auto-scan.
: Drag the slider to adjust the speed for PTZ movement.
: Zoom in or zoom out the selected PTZ window by clicking
scroll the mouse wheel to zoom in or zoom out.
or
. Or you can
Preset
Note: The preset is only supported by specific fisheye camera.
Purpose:
A preset is a user-defined monitor position/point. You can simply call the preset No. to change the
monitor scene to the defined position.
Steps:
1.
Click Preset tab to enter the preset configuration page.
2.
Select a PTZ window, and adjust the scene to the place you want to mark as a preset.
3.
4.
Click
, input the preset name, and click OK to save a preset.
(Optional) Click
to call the configured preset.
5. (Optional) Click
to delete the configured preset.
Note: Up to 256 presets can be configured.
Patrol
Note: The patrol is only supported by specific fisheye camera.
Purpose:
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A patrol is a scanning track specified by a group of user-defined presets, with the scanning speed
between two presets and the dwell time at the preset separately programmable.
Before you start:
At least 2 presets have to be configured before you configure the patrol.
Steps:
1.
Click Patrol tab to enter the patrol configuration page.
2.
Select a patrol No. from the drop-down list.
3.
Click
to add the configured presets, and set the dwell time and patrol speed for the preset.
Notes:

The dwell time ranges from 1 to 30s.

The patrol speed ranges from 1 to 40.
4.
Repeat the above operation to add other presets to the patrol.
5.
Click
to start the patrol, and click
6. Optionally, you can click
or
Note: Up to 32 patrols can be set.
to stop patrol.
to edit or delete a preset in the patrol path.
5.8 Other Functions in Live View
There are some other functions supported in the live view, including digital zoom, camera status and
synchronization.
Digital Zoom
Use the left key of mouse to drag a rectangle area in the lower-right/upper-left direction, and then
the rectangle area will zoom in/out. You can also use the mouse wheel for zooming in or restoring of
the video in digital zoom mode.
Camera Status
The camera status, such as recording status, signal status, connection number, etc., can be detected
and displayed for check. The status information refreshes every 10 seconds.
Synchronization
The synchronization function provides a way to synchronize the device clock with the PC which runs
the client software.
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Chapter 6 Remote Playback
Purpose:
The video files stored on the local device or the storage server can be searched by camera or
triggering event, and then can be played remotely.
Before you start:
You should set the recording schedule first so that the videos will be recorded and can be played. For
setting the recording schedule, refer to Chapter 4.3 Schedule.
6.1 Normal Playback
Purpose:
The video files can be searched by camera or group name for the Normal Playback.
Click
on the control panel, or click View->Remote Playback to open the Remote Playback page.
Remote Playback Page
1
Camera List
2
Search Condition
3
Calendars
4
Display Window of Playback
5
Playback Control Buttons
6
Timeline
6.1.1 Searching Video Files
Steps:
1.
Open the Remote Playback page.
2.
In the camera list, check to select the cameras for playback.
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Note: Up to 16 cameras can be searched simultaneously.
3.
In the File Type dropdown list, you can select the file type to narrow down the search scope and
search for only the video files for certain types.
4.
In the calendar panel, select the date you want to search.
Note: If there are video files for that camera in that day, the date which has video files will be
marked with
5.
.
Click Search to search the video files and the playback will start.
Or you can select the date in the calendar panel and drag the camera to the display window to
play the video files of the single camera.
6.1.2 Playing Video Files
After searching the video files for the normal playback, the playback will start in the display window.
The timeline indicates the time duration for the video file.
Click on the timeline to play back the video of the specific time.
You can click
or
to scale up or scale down the timeline bar.
You can click
or
on the timeline bar to go to the previous or the next time period.
You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in or zoom out on the timeline.
Normal Playback Toolbar:
On the Normal Playback page, the following toolbar buttons are available:
Pause/Play
Stop
Slow Forward/Fast
Forward
Single Frame
Pause/start the playback of the video files of the selected
camera.
Stop the playback of the selected camera.
Decrease/Increase the play speed of the playback.
Play back the video files frame by frame. You can also scroll
down the mouse wheel to play the video file frame by frame.
Window Division
Set the window division.
Stop All
Stop playback of all cameras.
Full Screen
Volume
Display the video playback in full-screen mode. Press ESC to
exit.
Click to turn on/off the audio and adjust the audio volume.
Right-click on the display window in playback to open the Playback Management Menu:
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The following items are available on the right-click Playback Management Menu:
Play
Start the playback.
Pause
Pause the playback.
Stop
Stop the playback.
Slow Forward
Play the video file at a slower speed.
Fast Forward
Play the video file at a faster speed.
Digital Zoom
Enable the digital zoom function. Click again to disable the
function.
You can add tag for the video file to mark the important video
point.
Add Default Tag: Add tag and the default tag name is TAG.
Tag Control
Add Custom Tag: Add the tag and you can customize the tag
name.
Edit Tag: You can view all the added tags, edit the tag name as
desired, delete the added tag, and play back the video from the
tag.
VCA Search
Search the VCA event during playback. For details, refer to
Chapter 6.5 VCA Playback
Capture
Capture the picture in the playback process.
Start/Stop Recording
Start/Stop the manual recording. The video file is stored in the PC.
Download
Enable/Disable Audio
Fisheye Expansion
Full Screen
Download the video files of the camera and the video files are
stored in the PC. You can select to download by file or by date.
Click to enable/disable the audio in playback.
Enter the fisheye playback mode. For details, please refer to
Chapter 6.6 Fisheye Playback.
Display the playback in full-screen mode. Press Esc key to exit.
6.1.3 Downloading Video Files
During playback, you can click Download on the right-click menu to download the video files of the
camera to the local PC. You can select to download by file, by date, or by tag.
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Download by Files
Steps:
1.
Click Download by Files tab in the File Download page. You can view the video files information
of selected camera.
2.
Check the checkbox of the video file and the total size of the selected files will be shown below.
3.
Click Download to start downloading the file to the local PC.
You can input the flow (0 to 32768 kbps) and click Set to control the downloading speed.
4.
Optionally, you can click Stop to stop downloading manually.
Download by Date
Steps:
1.
Click Download by Date tab in the File Download page.
2.
3.
Check the checkbox of the time duration to enable it, and click
to set the start and end time.
Click Download to start downloading the file to the local PC. The progress bar shows the
downloading process.
You can input the flow (0 to 32768 kbps) and click Set to control the downloading speed.
4.
Optionally, you can click Stop to stop downloading manually.
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Download by Tag
Steps:
1.
Click Download by Tag tab in the File Download page. The added tags will be displayed.
2.
Check the checkbox of the tag and the total size of the selected files will be shown below.
3.
Click Download to start downloading the selected file (30 seconds before the selected tag to 30
seconds after the tag) to the local PC. You can input the flow (0 to 32768 kbps) and click Set to
control the downloading speed.
4.
Optionally, you can click Stop to stop downloading manually.
6.2 Event Playback
Purpose:
The recordings triggered by event, such as motion detection and alarm input, can be searched for
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Event Playback and this function requires the support of the connected device.
Notes:

Event playback function is only available for NVR/DVR which support event recording.

Please import all the cameras to the group in Group Management page before search.

It is also required to enable continuous recording on all the alarm/motion-triggered channels
before event playback.
Click
on the control panel,
or click View -> Event Search to enter the Event Search page.
Steps:
1.
Select an event type: Motion Detection or Alarm Input.
2.
Select a camera group and select the camera or alarm input in the group to search.
3.
4.
Click
to set the start time and end time for the search.
Click Search to start search.
All the video files that matching the search conditions will display in the Search Results panel.
5.
Click to select a display window and then double-click the video file in the Search Result panel to
start playing the file.
A simple timeline will appear near the playback toolbar. Move the mouse to the simple timeline
and a complete timeline will appear as follows:
6.
Drag the timeline at the bottom to adjust the playback progress. You can also click
to scale up or scale down the timeline bar to choose a more accurate playback time.
The following icons are available on the playback toolbar in the Event Search page.
Play
Start playing the video file.
Pause
Pause playing the video file.
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Stop
Stop playing all the video files.
Single Frame Play
Play the video file frame by frame.
Playback Speed
Change playback speed
Turn off/on the audio in live view and you can adjust the
Volume
volume.
During playback, you can right-click to get the Event Playback Management menu as below.
Capture
Capture the picture in the playback process.
Start/Stop Recording
Start/Stop the manual recording. The video file is stored in the PC.
Download
Download the video files of the camera and the video files are
stored in the PC. You can select to download by file or by date.
Audio On/Mute
Click to enable/disable the audio in playback.
Select Camera
Select a recording-triggered channel for playback
6.3 ATM Playback
Purpose:
Search the video files for ATM DVR.
Note: This function should be supported by the device and the device should be configured with
transaction rules. For details, please refer to the user manual of the device.
Click
on the control panel, or click View->Remote Playback to open the Remote Playback page.
6.3.1 Searching Video Files for ATM Playback
Steps:
1.
Open the Remote Playback page.
2.
Select the camera of the ATM DVR.
3.
Check By Card Number checkbox and input the card number that is contained in the ATM
information.
4.
In the File Type dropdown list, you can select the file type to narrow down the search scope and
search for only the video files for certain types.
5.
In the calendar panel, click to select date you want to search.
Note: If there are video files for that camera in that day, the date which has video files will be
marked with
6.
.
Click Search to search the video files and the playback will start.
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6.3.2 Playing Video Files for ATM Playback
After searching the video files for the normal playback, the playback will start in the display window.
The timeline indicates the time duration for the video file.
Click on the timeline to play back the video of the specific time.
You can click
or
to scale up or scale down the timeline bar.
You can click
or
on the timeline bar to go to the previous or the next time period.
You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in or zoom out on the timeline.
Please refer to Chapter 6.1 Normal Playback for the description of the playback control toolbar and
right-click menu. Some icons may not available for ATM playback.
6.4 Synchronous Playback
Purpose:
In synchronous playback, the video files can be played in synchronization.
Note: Video files from up to 16 cameras can be played simultaneously.
Steps:
1.
Open the Remote Playback page.
2.
In the camera list, check to select the cameras for playback.
Note: At least two cameras are during playback.
3.
In the File Type dropdown list, you can select the file type to narrow down the search scope and
search for only the video files for certain types.
4.
Check Synchronous Playback checkbox to enable playing the video files synchronously.
Note: Set the window division in multi-window division so that you can enable this function.
5.
In the calendar panel, click to select date you want to search.
6.
Click Search to search the video files and the camera under playback will start synchronous
playback.
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6.5 VCA Playback
Purpose:
You can set VCA rule to the searched video files and find the video that motion detection occurs. This
function helps to search out the video that you may be more concerned and mark it with red color.
VCA Search: Get all the related motion detection events that occurred in the pre-defined region.
Steps:
1.
Open the Remote Playback page.
2.
Select the camera and start the normal playback. Refer to Chapter 6.1 Normal Playback.
3.
Right-click on the display window and click VCA Search to open the VCA Search sub menu.
4.
Draw the detection region.
1) Click Draw Area.
2) Click and move on the playback window to set the grid rectangle as the detection region.
Or you can click All Regions to set all the area shot by the camera as the detection region.
5.
In the VCA Search sub menu, set the sensitivity as 1, 2, or 3.
6.
(Optional) To delete the drawn region or line, click Delete Area to remove it.
7.
Click Search.
The VCA events occurred in the defined area will be red marked on the timeline.
8.
(Optional) Click Previous Event or Next Event or view the previous and next event.
6.6 Fisheye Playback
Purpose:
You can play the video files in fisheye expansion mode.
Steps:
1.
Open the Remote Playback page.
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2.
Select the camera and start the normal playback. Refer to Chapter 6.1 Normal Playback.
3.
Right-click on the video and select Fisheye Expansion to enter Fisheye Expansion Mode.
Note: The mounting type of fisheye expansion in playback is set according to the mounting type
in live view.
You can select the expanding mode for playback as desired.

Fisheye: In the Fisheye view mode, the whole wide-angle view of the camera is displayed.
This view mode is called Fisheye because it approximates the vision of a fish’s convex eye.
The lens produces curvilinear images of a large area, while distorting the perspective and
angles of objects in the image.

o
o
Panorama/Dual-180 Panorama/360 Panorama: In the Panorama view mode, the
distorted fisheye image is transformed to normal perspective image by some calibration
methods.

PTZ: The PTZ view is the close-up view of some defined area in the Fisheye view or
Panorama view, and it supports the electronic PTZ function, which is also called e-PTZ.
Note: Each PTZ view is marked on the Fisheye view and Panorama view with a specific
navigation. You can drag the navigation on the Fisheye view or Panorama view to adjust the
PTZ view, or drag the PTZ view to adjust the view to the desired angle.
Please refer to Chapter 6.1 Normal Playback for the description of the playback control toolbar and
right-click menu.
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Chapter 7 Event and Alarm Center
The information of recent alarms and events can display in the Event and Alarm Center.
Click
in Alarms and Events Toolbar to show the Alarms and Events panel.
You can click
to display the Alarm Event page.
Note: Before you can receive the alarm information from the device, you need to click Tool->Device
Arming Control and arm the device by checking the corresponding checkbox.
On the Alarms and Events panel, the following toolbar buttons are available:
Clear Info
Clear the information of alarms and events displayed on the list.
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Enable/Disable Alarm
Triggered Pop-up Image
Click to enable/disable image pop-up when alarms occur.
Audio On/Mute
Click to enable/disable the audio warning for the alarm.
Auto Hide/Lock
Click to hide automatically/lock the Alarms and Events panel.
Maximize
Maximize the Alarms and Events panel in a new tab page.
Show/Hide
Click to show/hide the Alarms and Events panel.
7.1 Viewing Alarms Information
Purpose:
Different alarm types can display on the panel: Motion Detection, Video Exception, Alarm Input, and
Device Exception. You can check the checkbox to enable the displaying of that type alarm.
Before you start:
To display the alarms, the event parameters need to be configured.
Steps:
1.
Click Alarm tab.
2.
Check the checkboxes of different alarm types in the bottom of the page.
When an alarm occurs, the alarm information, including the time, source, details and content
will display.
3.
Click
to get a live view of the alarm triggered camera.
You can view the live video of the triggered camera. You can click Previous or Next to view the
previous or next alarm information.
4.
Click
to send an email notification of the alarm to one or more receivers if the email
settings are properly configured (refer to Chapter 10.2.5 Email Settings).
5.
Click under the Note column to input the description for the alarm.
6.
(Optional) To clear the alarm information, click
, or right-click on an alarm log and click Clear.
7.2 Viewing Events Information
Purpose:
The abnormal events of the client software, such as the live view failure, device disconnection, can
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also display.
Steps:
1.
Click Event tab.
2.
Check the checkboxes of different alarm types in the bottom of the page.
The event information, including the time and details will display.
3.
(Optional) To clear the event information, click
Clear.
, or right-click on the event log and click
7.3 Viewing Pop-up Alarm Information
After enabling the linkage action of Notify Surveillance Center in Camera Settings, and enabling the
Enable Alarm Triggered Pop-up Image function in Alarm Event page, the alarm image will open
when the corresponding event/alarm is triggered.
You can view the live video of the triggered camera.
You can click Previous or Next to view the previous or next alarm information.
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Chapter 8 E-map Management
Purpose:
The E-map function gives a visual overview of the locations and distributions of the installed cameras.
You can get the live view of the cameras on the map, and you will get a notification message from
the map when alarm is triggered.
Click
on the control panel, or click View->E-map to open the E-map page.
E-map Page
1
Group List
2
Map Display Area
3
E-map Toolbar
8.1 Adding an E-map
Purpose:
An E-map needs to be added as the parent map for the hot spots and hot regions.
Steps:
1.
Open the E-map page.
2.
Select a group for which you want to add a map.
3.
Click Add Map in the Map Display Area to open the map adding window.
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4.
Input a descriptive name of the added map as desired.
5.
6.
Click
and select a map file from the local path.
Click OK to save the settings.
Notes:

The picture format of the map can only be *.png, *.jpg or *.bmp.

Only one map can be added to a group.
The added map displays in the Map Display Area. Use the mouse wheel or click
or
, to zoom
in or zoom out on the map. You can drag the yellow window in the lower-right corner or use the
direction buttons and zoom bar to adjust the map area for view.
Click the button Edit Map or Map Preview in the E-map toolbar to enter the map editing mode or
map preview mode.
E-map Toolbar in Map Editing Mode:
E-map Toolbar in Map Preview Mode:
On the E-map page, the following toolbar buttons are available:
Modify Map
Modify the map information, including the map name and file path.
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Delete Map
Delete the current map.
Add Hot Spot
Add a camera as the hot spot on the map.
Modify Hot Spot
Modify the information of the selected hot spot.
Delete Hot Spot
Delete the selected hot spot.
Add Hot Region
Add a map as the hot region on the current map.
Modify Hot Region
Modify the information of the selected hot region.
Delete Hot Region
Delete the selected hot region.
Clear Alarm Info
Clear the alarm information displayed on the map.
Back to Parent Map
Go back to the parent map.
8.2 The Hot Spot Function
Purpose:
You can add the cameras as hot spots on the map. The hot spots show the locations of the cameras,
and you can also get the live view and alarm information of the surveillance scenarios through the
hot spots.
8.2.1 Adding Hot Spots
Adding Cameras as Hot Spots
Steps:
1.
Click Edit Map in the E-map toolbar to enter the map editing mode.
2.
Click
3.
Check the checkboxes to select the cameras to be added.
4.
(Optional) Click the Hot Spot Name or Hot Spot Color field to edit the name and color.
5.
Click OK to save the settings.
in the toolbar to open the Add Hot Spot window.
The camera icons are added on the map as hot spots and the icons of added cameras changes
from
to
in the group list. You can drag the camera icons to move the hot spots to the
desired locations.
You can also drag the camera icons from the group list to the map directly to add the hot spots.
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8.2.2 Modifying Hot Spots
Purpose:
You can modify the information of the added hot spots on the map, including the name and the
color.
Steps:
1.
Click Edit Map in the E-map toolbar to enter the map editing mode.
2.
Select the hot spot icon on the map and click
in the toolbar, or right-click the hot spot icon
and select Modify, or double-click the hot spot icon on the map to open the Modify Hot Spot
window.
3.
Edit the hot spot name in the text field and select the color, and the linked camera.
4.
Click OK to save the new settings.
To delete the hot spot, select the hot spot icon and click
spot icon and select Delete.
in the toolbar, or right-click the hot
8.2.3 Previewing Hot Spots
Steps:
1.
Click Map Preview in the E-map toolbar to enter the map preview mode.
2.
Double-click the camera hot spots, or right-click it and select Live View to start live view of the
cameras.
3.
If there is any alarm triggered, an icon
will appear and twinkle near the hot spot. Click the
alarm icon, and you can check the alarm information, including alarm type and triggering time.
Note: To display the alarm information on the map, the Notify Surveillance Center action needs to be
set as the alarm linkage action for the camera. For details, refer to Chapter 4 Camera Settings.
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8.3 The Hot Region Function
Purpose:
The hot region function links a map to another map. When you add a map to another map as a hot
region, an icon of the link to the added map is shown on the main map. The added map is called child
map while the map to which you add the hot region is the parent map.
Note: A map can only be added as the hot region for one time.
8.3.1 Adding Hot Regions
Before you start:
Add a map to another group.
Steps:
1.
Click Edit Map in the E-map toolbar to enter the map editing mode.
2.
Select an added map as the parent map.
3.
Click
in the toolbar to open the Add Hot Region window.
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4.
Check the checkbox to select the child map to be linked.
5.
(Optional) Click the Hot Spot Name or Hot Spot Color field to edit the name and color.
6.
Click OK to save the settings.
The child map icons are added on the parent map as the hot regions. You can drag the child map
icons to move the hot regions to desired locations.
8.3.2 Modifying Hot Regions
Purpose:
You can modify the information of the hot regions on the parent map, including name, color, icon,
etc.
Steps:
1.
Click Edit Map in the E-map toolbar to enter the map editing mode.
2.
Select the hot region icon on the parent map and click
in the toolbar, or right-click the hot
spot icon and select Modify, or double-click the hot region icon to open the Modify Hot Region
window.
3.
Edit the hot region name in the text field and select color, icon and linked child map.
4.
Click OK to save the new settings.
To delete the hot region, select the hot region icon and click
the hot spot icon and select Delete.
in the toolbar, or right-click
8.3.3 Previewing Hot Regions
Steps:
1.
Click Map Preview in the E-map toolbar to enter the map preview mode.
2.
Click the hot region icon to go to the linked child map.
The hot spots can also be added on the hot regions.
3.
Click
in the toolbar to go back to the parent map.
4.
Click
in the toolbar to clear the alarm information.
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Chapter 9 Log Search
Purpose:
You can search and check the log files of the client software stored on the local PC. Three types of log
files are provided: alarm log, operation log, and system log.

Operation Log: The log files of the operations of iVMS-4200 Client Software, such as starting
live view, starting playback, etc.

System Log: The log files of user login and logout.

Alarm Log: The log files of all the alarms received by the client.
Click
on the control panel to open the Log Search page.
9.1 Searching Log Files
Steps:
1.
Open the Local Log Search page.
2.
Select the log type as Operation Log, System Log, or Alarm Log.
3.
According the log type, select the minor type for the log.
4.
Set the user, camera group, and camera for the logs to search.
5.
Specify the start time and end time for search
6.
Click Search.
The log files between the start time and end time will display on the list.
You can check the operation time, content and other information of the logs.
Note: Please narrow the time range or filter the log type for search if there are too many log files.
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9.2 Backing up Log Files
Purpose:
You can export the log files for backup.
Steps:
1.
Set the condition and search the log file.
2.
Click Backup to open the Log Backup window.
3.
4.
Click
and select a local saving path and set a name for the file.
Click Backup to export the selected log file for backup.
You can click FileOpen Log File to check the information of the backup log files on local PC.
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Chapter 10 Account Management and
System Configuration
10.1 Account Management
Purpose:
You can add multiple user accounts to the client software, and assign different permissions for
different users if needed.
Click
on the control panel, or click Tool->Account Management to open the Account
Management page.
Note: The user account you registered to log in to the software is set as the super user.
10.1.1 Adding the User
Steps:
1.
Open the Account Management page.
2.
Click Add to open the Add User window.
3.
Select the user type from the drop-down list.
Two types of user accounts are selectable:
Administrator: The administrator account has all permissions by default, and can modify the
passwords and permissions of all operators and its own account.
Operator: The operator account has no permission by default and you can assign the
permissions manually. An operator can only modify the password of its own account.
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4.
Input the user name, password and confirm password as desired.
We highly recommend you to use a strong password to ensure your data security.
5.
Check the checkboxes to assign the permissions for the created user.
6.
(Optional) Click Default to restore the default permissions of this user.
7.
Click Save to save the settings.

A user name cannot contain any of the following characters: / \ : * ? “ < > |. And the length
of the password cannot be less than 6 characters.

For your privacy, we strongly recommend changing the password to something of your own
choosing (using a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and special characters) in order to increase the security of your product.

Proper configuration of all passwords and other security settings is the responsibility of the
installer and/or end-user.
Note: Up to 50 user accounts can be added for the client software.
10.1.2 Managing the User
Purpose:
After created successfully, the user account is added to the user list on the Account Management
page. You can edit or delete the information of the user accounts.
To edit the information of the user, select the user from the list, and click Modify, or double-click the
user name to enter the Modify User window.
To delete the information of the user, select the user from the list, and click Delete.
Note: The super user cannot be deleted and only the password of the super user can be edited.
10.2 System Configuration
Purpose:
The general parameters, live view and playback parameters, image parameters, file saving paths, icon
of live view and playback toolbar settings, keyboard and joystick shortcuts, alarm sounds, email
settings and video intercom parameters can be configured.
Click
on the control panel,
or click System->System Configuration to open the System Configuration page.
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Note: You can click Default to restore the defaults of all the system configurations.
10.2.1 General Settings
Purpose:
You can set the frequently-used parameters, including the log expiry time, network performance, etc.
Steps:
1.
Open the System Configuration page.
2.
Click General tab to enter the General Settings page.
3.
Configure the general parameters.
Parameters
Descriptions
Log Expiry Date
The time for keeping the log files, once exceeded, the files will be deleted.
Maximum Mode
The maximum mode of the video in live view or playback. It can be set as
Full Screen, 4:3, or 16:9.
Pre-Play for
Set the pre-play time for instant playback. By default, it is 3 minutes.
Network Performance
The current network conditions. It can be set as Low, Middle, or High.
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CPU Performance
The CPU performance. It can be set as Low, Middle, or High.
Enable Auto-login
Log into the client software automatically.
Prioritize Playback of
Video Files on Storage
Server
Resume Latest Live View
Status after Restart
Auto Time Adjustment
4.
Play back the video files recorded on the storage server preferentially.
Otherwise, play back the video files recorded on the local device.
Resume the latest live view status after you log into the client again.
Adjust the time automatically at a specified time point.
Click Save to save the settings.
10.2.2 Image Settings
Purpose:
You can set the image parameters for live view and playback, such as highlight, VCA rule, etc.
Steps:
1.
Open the System Configuration page.
2.
Click Image tab to enter the Image Settings page.
3.
Configure the image parameters.
Parameters
Enable Highlight
VCA Rule
Descriptions
Mark the detected objects with green rectangles in live view and
playback.
Display the VCA rule in the live view.
Change the video stream (main stream or sub-stream) automatically in
Auto-change Stream Type
live view according to the window division. When the window division
is larger than 9, it will switch to sub-stream automatically. Or it remains
main stream.
4.
Click Save to save the settings.
10.2.3 File Saving Path Settings
Purpose:
The video files from manual recording, the captured pictures and the system configuration files are
stored on the local PC. You can set the saving paths of these files.
Steps:
1.
Open the System Configuration page.
2.
Click File tab to enter the File Saving Path Settings page.
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3.
4.
Click
and select a local path for the files.
Click Save to save the settings.
10.2.4 Alarm Sound Settings
Purpose:
When the alarm, such as motion detection alarm, video exception alarm, etc., is triggered, the client
can be set to give an audible warning and the sound of the audible warning can be configured.
Steps:
1.
Open the System Configuration page.
2.
Click Alarm Sound tab to enter the Alarm Sound Settings page.
3.
Select the alarm sound.
There are four pre-defined alarm sound type in the list. You can click
files from the local path for different alarms.
4.
5.
and select the audio
(Optional) Click
for a testing of the audio file.
Click Save to save the settings.
Note: The format of the audio file can only be *wav.
10.2.5 Email Settings
Purpose:
An email notification can be sent when a system alarm occurs. To send the email to some specified
receivers, the settings of the email need to be configured before proceeding.
Steps:
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1.
Open the System Configuration page.
2.
Click Email tab to enter the Email Settings page.
3.
Input the required information.
SMTP Server: Input the SMTP Server address.
Encryption Type: Select the encryption type.
Port: Input the communication port of email service. The port is 25 by default.
User Name: Input the user name of the sender email address if Server Authentication is
checked.
Password: Input the password of the sender Email address if Server Authentication is checked.
Sender’s Address: Input the email address of the sender.
Receiver’s Address: Input the email address of the receiver.
4.
(Optional) Check Enable SSL checkbox to increase the security of email sending.
5.
(Optional) Click Send Test Email to send an email to the receiver for test.
6.
Click Save to save the settings.
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Appendix
System Requirements

Client Requirements
Recommended
High Performance

Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 3GHz
Memory
4 GB of RAM
Video Card
AMD Radeon HD 6470M 256M
Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 2GHz
Memory
4 GB of RAM
Video Card
AMD Radeon HD 6490M 256M
Maximum Number of Cameras Viewed per Client under Different System Requirements
Encoding
Format
H.264
H.264+
H.265
H.265+
Resolution
Frame
Bit Rate
Maximum Number of Cameras Viewed Simultaneously
Rate
(Mbps)
(fps)
Recommended
High Performance
720P
1
25
13
18
1080p
4
25
4
5
8 MP
16
25
1
2
720p
1
25
11
19
1080p
3
25
5
6
3 MP
4
25
3
6
720p
1
25
3
7
1080p
3
25
1
3
3 MP
4
25
1
3
720p
0.5
25
7
15
1080p
1
25
3
6
3 MP
2
25
1
3
Note: The above parameters are estimated and for reference only. Under the same resolution and frame rate,
the bitrate of different camera manufacturers may be different. Moreover, the decoding performance may also
be different for different manufacturers.
Specifications
Model
iVMS-4200
Database
SQLite
User
Client
General
Support up to 50 users and one super user
E-map
Support up to 256 maps
Encoding Device
Support up to 256 encoding devices
Decoding Device
Support up to 64 decoding devices
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Support up to 256 groups
Group
Support up to 64 channels for each group
Channel
Support up to 1024 channels for all groups
Storage Server
Video
Support up to 16 Storage Servers
Stream Media Server
Support up to 16 Stream Media Servers
Live View
Support up to 64-ch live view at a time
Playback
Support up to 16-ch playback at a time
Synchronous Playback
Support up to 16-ch synchronous playback
FAQ
Live View
Question:
How to get the live view for the channels in the remote client?
Answer:
Steps:
1.
Add the device into the software device list; please refer to Chapter 3.1 Adding the Device for
more details.
2.
Add cameras into a group. Please refer to Chapter 3.2 Group Management for detailed
information.
3.
Open the Main View page from the Control Panel, and drag the camera from the group list on
the left side to the display window. Refer to Chapter 5.1 Starting and Stopping the Live View.
Playback
Question: How to search for video files recorded of certain event mode?
Answer:
Steps:
1.
Go to Event Search page and select an event type: motion or alarm (i.e. alarm input).
2.
Choose a camera in the group and specify a start time, then click Search.
3.
Select a window, and double-click a video file from the search results list to play the video of
that channel.
Configuration
Question: How to set encoding parameters in the device configuration?
Answer:
The encoding parameters should be set separately for each camera, and it is configured in Camera
Settings setup page. Click
on the control panel to enter the Camera Settings page.
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