4/8/16CH DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
DVR304/308/316
MERIT LILIN ENT. CO., LTD
http://www.meritlilin.com
66-DVR304CSE
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Summary
DVR series are designed to meet the demands for full 4/8/16-channel real-time recording
systems. Frame rate, video quality, and resolution can be adjusted for each channel to
meet recording requirement. VGA engines are built-in 3D intellectual motion adoptive
refinement with vivid image enhancement algorithm to provide best video quality.
DVR series provide various backup features include USB DVD/RW, USB flash disk, HTTP
download, and Backup Manager FTP for multiple DVRs' files download. Mobile phone
device remote monitoring is also supported. Browser based remote live monitoring and
video playback features are provided.
The DVR can provide D1 real-time for 4-channel and CIF real-time for 8/16-channel
recording and playback. Full features web-based user interface, multiple DVR system
monitoring features, various backup features, and easy of cabling, the DVR is ideal solution
for DVR applications.
Major Features
Full D1 real-time for 4-ch and CIF real-time for 8/16-channel H.264 recording and
playback.
VGA outputs at 1920x1080i, built-in 3D intellectual motion adoptive refinement and vivid
image enhancement engines.
Concurrect multiple-channel playback for 4/8/16-channel.
Audio recording and playback.
Full features of remote controller controlling.
HTTP web-based interface including DVR configuration, PTZ control, playback, and live
monitoring.
3G mobile phone solutions provided.
Resolution, frame rate, and video quality configurable for each channel.
LCD Power saving design.
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Other names of companies and their products mentioned in this manual may be trademarks
or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Caution
Do not drop or strike this equipment.
Do not install the equipment near any naked flames or heat sources.
Do not expose this unit to rain, moisture, smoke or dust environment.
Do not cover the opening of the cabinet with cloth and plastic or to install this unit in poor
ventilated places. Allow 10cm between this unit and its surroundings.
Do not continue to operate the unit under abnormal conditions such as detection of
smoke, strange smell or no display on screen while power is turned on.
Do not damage the power cord or leave it under pressure.
Do not operate this unit near magnet, speaker system, etc., To avoid unnecessary
magnetic interference.
Connection cables should be grounded properly.
CAUTION
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED
BY AN INCORRECT TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING
TO THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Front Panel
[DVR304]
1
2
BACKUP
1
2
3
3
SEQ
POWER
4
4
5
EJECT
ESC
6
7
8
9
HDD
DVR304
NET
REC
RECORD BACKUP MENU
ALARM
20
19
18
17
16
1. LED status panel
Please see system LED status panel.
2. Split-display/camera buttons
a. 4 split-display.
b. Camera selection mode.
3. SEQ button
4. EJECT button
5. ESC button
6. Left button
a. Move cursor left at menu setup.
b. Pan left at PTZ control mode.
c. Decrease a value.
7. Enter button
a. Enter operation in menu setup.
b. Instant PTZ camera selection at
live mode.
c. Camera active mode.
8. Up button
a. Move cursor up in menu.
b. Tilt up at PTZ control mode.
9. Remote control IR receiver
10. USB 2.0 connector
a. USB flash disk.
b. USB DVD/RW.
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14
13
12
11
10
11. Right button
a. Move cursor right in menu.
b. Pan right at PTZ control mode.
c. Increase a value.
12. Down button
a. Move cursor down at menu mode.
b. Title down at PTZ control mode.
13. Menu button
14. Backup button
15. REC button
Start recording operation or stop the
recording task.
16. Fast forward button
a. Video fast forward.
b. Next event page.
17. Play button
a. Invoke playback selection menu.
b. Replay after FF, FR, Pause, stepping
when playing video.
18. Pause button
19. Stop video playback button
Live: freeze video, Playback: pause video.
20. Fast reverse button
a. Video fast reverse.
b. Previous event page.
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[DVR308]
1
2
1
DVR308
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
POWER
ALARM
REC
HDD
20
19
18
1. LED status panel
Please see system LED status panel.
2. Camera buttons
Camera selection mode.
3. SEQ button
4. PTZ button
a. At PTZ control mode.
b. At Split-display mode.
5. ESC button
6. Left button/Split-display
a. Move cursor left at menu setup.
b. Pan left at PTZ control mode.
c. Decrease a value.
d. 4 split-display.
7. Enter button
a. Enter operation in menu setup.
b. Instant PTZ camera selection at
live mode.
c. Camera active mode.
8. Up button
a. Move cursor up in menu.
b. Tilt up at PTZ control mode.
9. Remote control IR receiver
10. USB 2.0 connector
a. USB flash disk.
b. USB DVD/RW.
c. USB Mouse.
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16
3
4
5
SEQ
PTZ
ESC
REC
BACKUP
MENU
15
14
13
6
7
12
8
9
11
10
11. Right button/Split-display
a. Move cursor right in menu.
b. Pan right at PTZ control mode.
c. Increase a value.
d. 9 split-display.
12. Down button
a. Move cursor down at menu mode.
b. Title down at PTZ control mode.
13. Menu button
14. Backup button
15. REC button
Start recording operation or stop the
recording task.
16. Fast forward button
a. Video fast forward.
b. Next event page.
17. Play button
a. Invoke playback selection menu.
b. Replay after FF, FR, Pause, stepping
when playing video.
18. Pause button
19. Stop video playback button
Live: freeze video, Playback: pause video.
20. Fast reverse button
a. Video fast reverse.
b. Previous event page.
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[DVR316]
1
2
1-2
DVR316
3-4
5-6
7-8
9-10
11-12
13-14
15-16
POWER
ALARM
REC
HDD
20
19
18
1. LED status panel
Please see system LED status panel.
2. Camera buttons
Camera selection mode.
3. SEQ button
4. PTZ button
a. At PTZ control mode.
b. At Split-display mode.
5. ESC button
6. Left button/Split-display
a. Move cursor left at menu setup.
b. Pan left at PTZ control mode.
c. Decrease a value.
d. 13 split-display.
7. Enter button
a. Enter operation in menu setup.
b. Instant PTZ camera selection at
live mode.
c. Camera active mode.
8. Up button
a. Move cursor up in menu.
b. Tilt up at PTZ control mode.
c. 9 split-display.
9. Remote control IR receiver
10. USB 2.0 connector
a. USB flash disk.
b. USB DVD/RW.
c. USB Mouse.
17
16
3
4
5
SEQ
PTZ
ESC
REC
BACKUP
MENU
15
14
13
6
7
12
8
9
11
10
11. Right button/Split-display
a. Move cursor right in menu.
b. Pan right at PTZ control mode.
c. Increase a value.
d. 16 split-display.
12. Down button
a. Move cursor down at menu mode.
b. Title down at PTZ control mode.
c. 4 split-display.
13. Menu button
14. Backup button
15. REC button
Start recording operation or stop the
recording task.
16. Fast forward button
a. Video fast forward.
b. Next event page.
17. Play button
a. Invoke playback selection menu.
b. Replay after FF, FR, Pause, stepping
when playing video.
18. Pause button
19. Stop video playback button
Live: freeze video, Playback: pause video.
20. Fast reverse button
a. Video fast reverse.
b. Previous event page.
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Rear Panel
[DVR304]
1
2
3
4
5
6
1. Main monitor
2. Camera inputs
Analog camera BNC inputs.
3. Audio inputs
Four RCA audio connectors.
4. Audio output
5. USB button
For mouse connection.
6. VGA output
7
8
9
10
11
7. Network RJ-45 connector
8. RS-485
For PTZ connection.
9. Alarm I/Os
Alarm input switches, 1 N/O alarm output,
and 1 N/C alarm output.
10. DC12V input
11. Fan
[DVR308]
1
6
2
7
3
8
9
1. Main monitor
2. Camera inputs
Analog camera BNC inputs.
3. Audio inputs
Four RCA audio connectors.
4. External IR receiver(RCA)
5. Audio output
6. Spot monitor
a. Spot monitor accessible by
keyboard.
b. Each spot output can be
programmable for alarmed camera
display and sequence display.
7. VGA output
10
4 5
11 12 13
15
8. Network RJ-45 connector
9. RS-485
For PTZ connection.
10. Alarm I/Os
Alarm input switches, 1 N/O alarm output,
and 1 N/C alarm output.
11. RJ-45 Keyboard-in
Connected from previous DVR's keyboard
output in daisy chain.
12. RJ-45 keyboard-out
Conncet to the next DVR's input.
RJ-45 connector.
13. DC12V input
15. Power switch
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[DVR316]
1
2
6
3
7
8
9
1. Main monitor
2. Camera inputs
Analog camera BNC inputs.
3. Audio inputs
Four RCA audio connectors.
4. External IR receiver(RCA)
5. Audio output
6. Spot monitor
a. Spot monitor accessible by
keyboard.
b. Each spot output can be
programmable for alarmed camera
display and sequence display.
7. VGA output
10
4 5
11 12 13
15
8. Network RJ-45 connector
9. RS-485
For PTZ connection.
10. Alarm I/Os
Alarm input switches, 1 N/O alarm output,
and 1 N/C alarm output.
11. RJ-45 Keyboard-in
Connected from previous DVR's keyboard
output in daisy chain.
12. RJ-45 keyboard-out
Conncet to the next DVR's input.
RJ-45 connector.
13. DC12V input
15. Power switch
LED Status Panel
System LEDs are meaningful while operating the DVR. The status of each LED is decribed
as in the following table:
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2
3
2
4
5
3
[DVR308]
[DVR316]
[DVR304]
4
Item
1
2
3
LED
BACKUP
POWER
HDD
4
ALARM
5
6
REC
NET
5
6
Description
Backup LED indicator
DVR power on/off indicator
Master HDD recording indicator
External alarm switches indicators
when motioned or alarmed
Recording indicator
Network indicator
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Color
Green (blinking)
Yellow
Green (blinking)
Red
Yellow
Green
Remote Controller
The button arrangement of the remote controller is designed for easy-to-use purposes.
Buttons are separated in regions based on their features including DVR operational keys,
pan, tilt, and zoom camera device(PTZ) keys, numerical keys, and PTZ buttons.
DVR operational keys:
MENU : Setup menu.
: Escape/exit/stop buzzer
ESC
ZOOM : Digital video 5X or 9X zooming.
: Record/stop recording.
REC
FREEZE : Live video freeze.
: Pause.
: Playback.
: Stop.
: Fast forward.
: Fast rewind.
: Next single channel.
CH+
: Previous single channel.
CH: 4 split display.
: 9 split display.
: 16 split display.
: Sequential display.
SEQ
AUDIO : Audio/mute.
BACKUP : Video backup.
: Addressable DVR control.
DVR
PTZ operational keys:
Auto Pan : Perform auto pan feature.
Zoom in : Zoom in of a fast dome camera.
Zoom out : Zoom out of a fast dome camera.
Preset : Call preset of a fast dome camera.
: Move up/tilt up.
: Move down/tilt down.
: Move left/pan left.
: Move right/pan right.
: Enter/set.
0 to 9: Numerical keys.
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HDD Information
HDD INFO shows the following information:
1. Size The capacity of the hard disk drive.
2. Approximate recording hour recording hours based on the HDD(s).
3. Approximate recording days recording days based on the HDD(s).
4. Average frame size Average picture size.
HDD INFO
PRI
MASTER
SIZE
SLAVE
SIZE
SEC MASTER
SIZE
SLAVE
SIZE
HDD FORMAT
APPROX REC HOURS
APPROX REC DAYS
RESET COUNTER
250 GB
250 GB
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HDD Format
To format HDDs, please select HDD Format menu item. Password is required for
preventing unauthorized access. A warning message also gets prompted for formatting
verification. Please be alerted to this operation. It may erase not only event list data but
also recorded video data. Press [Enter] button at HDD Format menu to format the hard
disk drives.
Formatting hard disk drives may take several seconds based on the number of lists
recorded.
Password/Access
The DVR has three sets of password protection(accounts) preventing unauthorized access.
To activate password function, please turn Enable Password on or off at
System -> Password.
The password consists of four to eight digits for entering the DVR. The default passwords
are admin, "1111", operator, "2222", and guest, "3333". The acceptable characters are 1 to
10(0) and A to Z. To change the password setting, please press [Enter] at System ->
Password -> Change Password.
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PASSWORD/ACCESS
USER
OLD PASSWORD
NEW PASSWORD
CONFIRM PASSWORD
PROPERTY
ENABLE PASSWORD
ADMIN
****
****
****
OFF
NOTE
In case, forgetting your password, please contact your sales agent for master
password.
Firmware Update
Firmware update allows one to upgrade the DVR's firmware for improving system
performance. To perform firmware update, press [Enter] on Setup -> System -> Firmware
Update. There are two ways to perform firmware update via (1) USB flash disk at DVR site
and (2) HTML interface via network.
To Perform firmware update using USB flash disk, please follow the instructions:
(1) Plug in a portable USB disk at the DVR's USB port.
(2) Press [Enter] button at Start Update Firmware.
(3) After finishing transferring, remove the USB device and reboot the DVR.
Prepare Firmware
To prepare firmware update, please create a directory, firmware, in the USB flash disk. The
USB flash disk should contain file system FAT-16 or FAT-32. Please visit the web site at
www.meritlilin.com to download the latest firmware and save the file in the directory
mentioned above.
DDNS
To use domain name provided by DDNS server ddnsipcam.com or www.dyndns.org ,
please first visit ddnsipcam.com to register an account. After registration, please enter
"host name", "username", and "password" in DDNS menu item at DVR side.
NOTE
Please use lower case for "host name", "username", and "password" for both DynDNS
registration and DVR settings.
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Logon
To logon the DVR, please type in the IP address in the HTTP address box via Internet
browser. By default, type "192.168.0.111" in the HTTP address box to access the logon
page. Use default password "1111" for Administrator, password "2222" for Operator, and
password "3333" for Guest.
NOTE
Each user can be assigned for different access level at System -> Password/Access.
Remote Firmware Update
This DVR is allowed to perform firmware upgrade via network. After DVR receives the
firmware, it starts to perform firmware upgrade automatically. After finishing the firmware
update, HTML page gets reload. The user can then start to operator the DVR.
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APPENDIX
Appendix A. 4-ch DVR Alarm I/Os and RS-485 for PTZ
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 4
Pin 5
Pin 6
Pin 7
Pin 8
Pin 9
Pin 10
Alarm input 1
Alarm input 2
Alarm input 3
Alarm input 4
GND
ALARM NO (normal open)
ALARM NC (normal close)
COM
RS485
RS485
Appendix B. 8/16-ch DVR Alarm I/Os and RS-485 for PTZ
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 4
Pin 5
Pin 6
Pin 7
Pin 8
Pin 9
Pin 10
Pin 11
Pin 12
Pin 13
Pin 14
Alarm input 1
Alarm input 2
Alarm input 3
Alarm input 4
Alarm input 5
Alarm input 6
Alarm input 7
Alarm input 8
GND
ALARM NO (normal open)
ALARM NC (normal close)
COM
RS485
RS485
Appendix C. RS-485 Input and Output Pin Assignment
Terminal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Name
----RS-485 Out Link Keyboard
RS-485 Out Link Keyboard
GND
DC+12V input
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Appendix D. Hard Disk Drive Support List
Model
WD5000AVDS
WD5000AVVS
WD10EVDS
WD3200AVVS
WD2500AVVS
WD20EVDS
ST3500418AS
HDD size
500GB
500GB
1TB
320GB
250GB
2TB
500GB
Appendix E. Supported USB-DVD/RW and Disk
Manufacturer
SONY
Lite-On
Lite-On
Lite-On
Brand
Melody
RiTEK
Sony
OEM disk
Model
DRX-S30U-W
eSAU108
eTAU108
eHAU424-01
Specification
DVD-RW
DVD-RW
DVD+R
DVD-R
Capacity
4.7GB
4.7GB
4.7GB
4.7GB
Appendix F. Supported USB Flash Disk
Transcend 8G, 16G
Kingston 4G, 8G, 16G
Sanddisk 8G, 16G
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Max Speed
4x
8x
8x
8x
Manufacturer
Rewritable
Rewritable
Burn once
Burn once
Appendix G. Hard Disk Recording Table
Approximate recording days and hours can also be found at Menu -> System -> HDD Info.
Recording Quality
Picture size
HDD
GB
120
GB
250
GB
400
GB
500
GB
750
1000 GB
2000 GB
4000 GB
Very high
High
Normal
Low
8.2
KB/Pic
6.4
KB/Pic
4.2
KB/Pic
2.1
KB/Pic
1.5
17.1
2.4
21.4
3.7
28.5
7.3
56.9
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
2.3
4.7
7.6
9.5
14.2
19.0
37.9
75.9
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
4.2
3.5
7.2
11.6
14.4
13.0
28.9
57.8
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
6.9
14.4
23.1
28.9
43.3
57.8
115.6
231.2
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
Days
NOTE
1. Recording frame rate is 30FPS*4-ch at CIF resolution.
2. Above information may be inaccurate due to the installation environment.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Models
Recording
Recording mode
Video source
Resolution
Recording NTSC
Recording PAL
Schedule
Backup
DVD/RW
Playback
Speed
Compression
Video Input
Camera Name
Live video
Video Output
VGA output
Backlight saving
Multiplexer
Digital zoom
Split screen
Spot monitor
Matrix
Matrix
Management
Reports
Authentication
Recording day
Alarm/event
Motion
Event
Email
Accessories
P/T/Z protocol
Keyboards
IR receiver
Mouse
Audio
Audio In/out
Remote control
Network
Protocols
Web
DVR status
IPScan
Software
BackupManager
Mobile phone
Others
WDT
DST
Multilanguage
CPU/OS
Power
Working Env.
Dimension
Weight
DVR308
DVR304
DVR316
SATA HDD: internal*1
SATA HDD: internal*2
External alarm / motion detection / schedule / manual
Analog*4
Analog*8
Analog*16
Full D1: 720*576(PAL) 720*480(NTSC) / CIF: 320*288(PAL) 320*240(NTSC)
D1 120 / CIF 120 FPS
D1 120 / CIF 240 FPS
D1 120 / CIF 480 FPS
D1 100 / CIF 100 FPS
D1 100 / CIF 200 FPS
D1 100 / CIF 400 FPS
7 day*24 hrs time table, recording mode configurable
USB2.0 flash disk / HTTP file download / Audio supported
External USB DVD/RW
H.264 AVC video
FR: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 64x, / FF: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 64x
H.264 AVC and JPEG
Analog cameras
12 characters
PAL: 100 FPS/Sec
PAL: 200 FPS/Sec
PAL: 400 FPS/Sec
NTSC: 120 FPS/Sec
NTSC: 240 FPS/Sec
NTSC: 480 FPS/Sec
BNC*1
BNC*1 + Spot monitor
3D intellectual motion adoptive refinement with vivid image enhancement VGA engine up to 1920*1080i
LCD backlight saving mode
Sequence / digital zoom / freeze
ROI for 5X and 9X with PIP
4, PIP
4, 9
4, 9, 13, 16
No
Yes
Yes
No
Control DVR and IP Fast Dome via TCP/IP by multiple keyboards
Full alarm, configuration, and operation reports exporting over HTTP or USB
User authentication with feature configurable
Dynamic recording day calculation
DI*4 and DO*2 (NO/NC)
DI*8 and DO*2 (NO/NC)
Motion grid 30*24 each channel, 8 sensitivities
External alarm, video loss, stop recording, power recovering, motion detection, schedule, logon, HDD format
Alarm notification with JPEG attachments
Remote controller addressable up to 255 DVRs
LILIN MLP2 and Pelco RS-485
None
PIH-931 keyboard
None
Extra IR extension connector, up to 200m
USB / PS-2, drag-n-drop, right-mouse-click, mouse wheel
G.711 audio, 0.7Vp-p, 16KHz
RCA 1 in, 1 output
RCA 4 in, 1 output
Yes
Direct Internet browser access / multiple users access
ARP / TCP/IP / UDP / HTTP / SMTP / FTP / DDNS / PPPoE / DynDNS / NTP
Live / event log & time search playback / AVI / snapshot
HTML DVR status
IPScan supported, easy-to-setup for IP address
Multiple DVRs FTP file download and multi-channel playback
iPhone, and Android mobile phone supported
Hardware watchdog timer
Daylight saving time
English, Chinese, Spanish, Danish, Swiss, Norwegian, Arabic, Japanese, Germany,
French, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnam, Italian
32-bit RISC Processor, ARM926 SoC 336 Mhz, Linux 2.6 kernel
DC12V, 4.2A, 48W
DC12V, 5.0A, 60W
Temp: 0 C ~ +50 C / Humidity: 0% ~ 80%
290mm*52mm*260mm
360mm*60mm*308mm
1.5Kg
3.0Kg
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66-DVR304CSE-2
4/8/16CH DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
DVR304/308/316
MERIT LILIN ENT. CO., LTD
http://www.meritlilin.com
66-DVR304CSE
INSTRUCTION MANUAL