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Everfocus EF-Reader Owner Manual
EF-Reader
Enhanced HDD Reader for Local / Remote Users with Privileges
User’s Manual
Copyright © EverFocus Electronics Corp.
Release Date: January, 2017
EVERFOCUS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
EF-Reader
User’s Manual
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www.everfocus.com.tw
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
Introduction ................................................................................................................... 1
1.1
1.2
2.
Minimum System Requirement ...............................................................................................1
Features ...................................................................................................................................2
Getting Started............................................................................................................... 3
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
3.
Installing EF-Reader .................................................................................................................3
Uninstalling EF-Reader .............................................................................................................5
Pre-Operation ..........................................................................................................................5
Login / Logout ..........................................................................................................................6
General Operation Steps..........................................................................................................8
Main Page .................................................................................................................... 10
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
Video Source ..........................................................................................................................12
3.1.1 Add Sources..............................................................................................................13
3.1.1.1 Local HDDs Connection ......................................................................................................... 13
3.1.1.2 Remote HDDs Connection ................................................................................................... 15
3.1.1.3 Add Local AVR Files ................................................................................................................. 17
3.1.2 Right Menu Bar ........................................................................................................18
3.1.2.1 Video Source Info ..................................................................................................................... 18
3.1.2.2 Calendar ........................................................................................................................................ 19
3.1.2.3 Video Segments......................................................................................................................... 20
3.1.2.4 Mask & Mark .............................................................................................................................. 21
3.1.2.5 OSD Display ................................................................................................................................. 23
Layout Window ......................................................................................................................25
3.2.1 Channel Tool Bar ......................................................................................................26
3.2.1.1 Switch Display Type .....................................................................................27
3.2.2 Layout Switch ...........................................................................................................30
Playback .................................................................................................................................31
3.3.1 Playback Panel..........................................................................................................31
3.3.2 AB Repeat Playback ..................................................................................................32
Search Function .....................................................................................................................33
3.4.1 Time Search ..............................................................................................................33
3.4.2 Search Event .............................................................................................................33
Archive Recordings ................................................................................................................35
3.5.1 Multi-Channel Archive .............................................................................................35
3.5.1.1 Advanced Archive Setting ............................................................................36
3.5.2 Single-Channel Quick Archiving ...............................................................................37
Settings...................................................................................................................................38
3.6.1 General Setting.........................................................................................................38
3.6.2 Event Setting ............................................................................................................39
3.6.3 Group Setting ...........................................................................................................40
3.6.4 Account Setting ........................................................................................................41
3.6.5 Verification ...............................................................................................................43
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Chapter
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1. Introduction
EverFocus EF-Reader is an enhanced HDD reader enabling users to access HDD / SSD / SD Card /
USB devices / DVD and further play back the recordings or data. Users granted with privileges are
allowed to log in the reader and operate the specific functions. The EF-Reader supports AVR / AVI /
MP4 file formats. Users are able to convert the AVR file into MP4 and AVI file formats through the
EF-Reader. Moreover, the meta data or the GPS data from the source recordings can also be played
back graphically. The EF-Reader supports various functions including Event Search, Archive, AB
Repeat Playback, Format Convert, Mask, Watermark and etc..
1.1 Minimum System Requirement
Please ensure the systems you are using meet the minimum system requirements.
Operating System
CPU
RAM
VGA
LAN Transmission Speed
Win7 (32 and 64-bit) and later
Intel Core I3-2100
4 GB
Intel HD 2000
10/100/1000 Mbps (RJ45)
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1.2 Features
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Supports sources from HDD / SSD / SD Card / USB device / DVD*
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Supports AVR / AVI / MP4 file formats
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Supports AVR files converting to AVI or MP4 formats
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User right management for accessing between local and remote computers
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AB repeat playback
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Multi-channel archiving and archive video merging
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File encryption
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Privacy mask on archived recordings
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Graph analytics of vehicle data including GPS, G-sensor and meta data
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Event search
* The HDDs / SSDs / SD Cards / USB devices / DVDs should be those from EverFocus IP Cameras,
DVRs, MDVRs and NVRs (except Commander 2 and Elite 2 series)
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Chapter
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2. Getting Started
2.1 Installing EF-Reader
1.
Double-click the EF-Reader.exe
EF-Reader.
and follow the on-screen instructions to install the
2.
Optionally check the Launch EF-Reader, click the Finish button, the EF-Reader login window
appears and the EF-Reader Service icon will be minimized to the system tray.
3.
You can optionally right-click the EF-Reader Service icon in the system tray to Start, Stop or
Exit the program. If you have exited the service and want to restart it again, go to
C:\Program Files\EF-Reader and double-click HDD_Reader.exe.
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If the below message window pops up during the installation process, that means you have
not restarted your computer after the removal of previous EF-Reader program. Restart your
computer and then install the EF-Reader again.
When you connect a hard disk or an SD card to the local computer, the below message
window may pop up to ask if you need to format the disk / SD card. Click Cancel to skip
formatting.
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2.2 Uninstalling EF-Reader
1.
To uninstall the EF-Reader, go to the Control Panel < Programs < Uninstall a program of
your computer.
2.
Find the EF-Reader program. Click to select EF-Reader and then click the Unstall button.
3.
Restart your computer to complete the uninstallation process.
2.3 Pre-Operation
The EF-Reader is a software allowing users to play back recordings from various sources locally
or remotely; or view live streams from the connected devices. Before you start using the
EF-Reader program, please ensure:
 The remote source computers have also installed the EF-Reader program and the EF-Reader
Service is activated.
 The HDDs are properly connected to the source computers, which can be checked via Disk
Management.
 The network connection between the local computer and the remote computers / devices is
working properly.
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2.4 Login / Logout
To login or logout EF-Reader, please follow the steps below.
To log in the EF-Reader:
1.
Double-click the EF-Reader program
and the login window appears.
2.
Type the user name and password to log in. By default, the user name is admin and
password is 11111111
Note: You can optionally change the password for security reasons. To change the
password, go to Settings < Account (see 3.6.4 Account Setting).
3.
Click the Login button, the EF-Reader Main Page appears. For detailed operations about
playback, please refer to 3.3 Playback.
Note that for the first time login users, it is required to select Video Record / Snapshot / Log
storage paths and also select a time zone before using EF-Reader. After clicking the Login
button, the below Settings window pops up. Click Browse to select each path and then
select a time zone, click Save to save the settings and click Cancel to leave this window.
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To log out the EF-Reader:
Simply click the Logout button on the upper-right window.
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2.5 General Operation Steps
To start using EF-Reader:
1.
Connect a source (see 3.1 Video Source for more details).
a. Local HDDs.
Directly click the HDD under the Local HDD Service tree in the Video Source menu and
the EF-Reader will start playing back.
b. Local Files.
Click the Open AVR File button on the left-side Video Source menu to open the File
Explorer window. Then you can select the file you wish to play back.
You can also open the File Explorer window by clicking the Source Manager button on the
upper-left corner of the EF-Reader and then click the Open AVR File button.
c. Remote HDDs.
Click the Source Manager button on the upper-left corner of the EF-Reader to open the
Source Manager window; and then click the Add Host button to establish the connection
between the EF-Reader and the remote host (computer). Once the connection is done,
the HDDs connected to the remote computer will be listed under the added host tree in
the Video Source menu. Directly click the HDD and the EF-Reader will start playing back.
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2.
To control the playback operations, use the Playback Panel on the bottom side of the
EF-Reader. (see 3.3.1 Playback Panel for more details).
3.
To search for recordings on a specific date:
a. Use the Calendar. (see 3.1.2.2 Calendar for more details)
Click a date on the calendar, the video segments of the date will be displayed in the Video
Segments field. Single-click on a segment and the segment will be played back.
b. Use the Time Search function. (see 3.4.1 Time Search for more details)
Under the Calendar, select a time and then click the Search button to search for a specific
time. Click the Play button to start playing back.
c. Use the Search Event function. (see 3.4.2 Search Event for more details)
Click the Search Event button on the upper-left side of the EF-Reader to bring up the
Search Event window.
4.
To archive multi-channel recordings, click the Archive Setting button. (see 3.5 Archive
Recordings for more details.)
5.
To display vehicle data graphically: (see 3.2.1.1 Switch Display Type for more details.)
Use the Channel Tool Bar. (Click the drop-down list on the upper-left corner of a channel
and then select GPS Graphs or Map to display the graphical data on this channel.)
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Chapter
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3. Main Page
You can play back recordings from your source computers no matter locally or remotely.
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No
Name
Description
Settings
You can configure general settings including language, user
account, date format, storage path and etc. in this field. Please
refer to 3.6 Settings for more details.
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Source Manager
Click to open the Source Manager window. You can manage the
source list including adding / deleting hosts or AVR files here.
Please refer to 3.1.1 Add Sources for more details.
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Theater Mode
Click to toggle the Layout window into theater mode (full screen).
Press the ESC key to return.
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About EF-Reader
Click to open the About Reader window for Reader information.
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Archive Setting
Click to open the Archive Setting window for multi-channel
archiving. You can archive the desired recordings into AVR, AVI or
MP4 formats. You can also apply the Watermark or Encryption
function to the archiving files. Please refer to 3.5.1 Multi-Channel
Archive for more details.
Search Event
Click to open the Search Event window. You can search various
event recordings including Motion, Video Loss and Alarm. For
more details, please refer to 3.4.2 Search Event.
Channel Tool Bar
You can perform various functions including changing channels,
displaying vehicle data graphs, taking snapshot or quick archiving
on the selected view through the Channel Tool Bar. For more
details, please refer to 3.2.1 Channel Tool Bar.
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Layout Window
Once a source recording is connected, the recording will be
displayed on the Layout Window. To change different layouts,
selected the desired layouts in the Layout menu. Please refer to
3.2 Layout Window for more details.
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Login Account
The login user account will be displayed here.
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Logout
Click to logout the EF-Reader.
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Firmware Version
The version of EF-Reader is displayed here.
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Video Source
You can add sources locally or remotely here in the Video Source
menu. Please refer to 3.1.1 Add Sources for more details.
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Operating Task
Operating functions in progress, such as archiving status, will be
displayed here.
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Layout
You can select the desired layout in the Layout menu. Please refer
to 3.2.2 Layout Switch for more details.
Playback Panel
Once a source is connected, you can use the Playback Panel to
play back the recording. You can even perform the AB repeat
playback using the Playback Panel. The Time Bar may be displayed
with yellow and blue colors, which represent different recording
type in the source recording. Blue represents normal recording
(no event); while Yellow represents event recording. Please refer
to 3.3 Playback for more details.
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The Right Menu Bar contains Video Source Info., Calendar, Video
Segments, Mask & Mark and OSD Display menus. Please refer to
3.1.2 Right Menu Bar for more details.
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Once a source on the Source List in the Source menu is clicked
(selected), the source information will be displayed in the
Video Source Info menu.
When a source HDD or source file is clicked (selected), the
EF-Reader will start playing back the source, and the
corresponding recording date and video segments will be
displayed in the Calendar menu and Video Segments menu.
You can search for the desired recordings for playing back.
On the Layout window, single click on a channel, the channel is
selected and will be highlighted with a red frame. At the same
time, the Mask & Mark and OSD Display menus will be
displayed in the Right Menu Bar under the Video Segments
menu.
Once a source is connected and being playing back, the info
window will automatically display the meta data or GPS, G-Sensor
data from the source recording.
Info Window
3.1 Video Source
In this chapter, we will introduce you how to add sources from local or remote computers; and
the usage of the Video Source menu (as below) and Right Menu Bar (see 3.1.2 Right Menu Bar).
Click to open
Source Manager
window to edit
Source List
Source List
Click to open
File Explorer
window to
search AVR file
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3.1.1 Add Sources
Before using the EF-Reader to play back recordings, you have to add a video source to the
EF-Reader. The source can be HDDs from the local or remote computers; or AVR files in local
computer.
3.1.1.1 Local HDDs Connection
After connecting the HDDs to the local computer, the EF-Reader will automatically detect the
HDDs connected to the computer. Click Local HDD Service in the Video Source menu, the
connected HDDs will be listed under the Local HDD Service tree.
Note: The number appended to the HDD (ex. HDD_2) represents the Disk number assigned by
your computer, which can be checked via Disk Management of your computer.
Select an HDD and click on it, the EF-Reader will start playing back the recordings in the selected
HDD. You can also see the corresponding date and video segments of the source HDD in the
Calendar (3.1.2.2 Calendar) and Video Segments (3.1.2.3 Video Segments) menus. To operate
the playback function, please refer to 3.3.1 Playback Panel.
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Once a source is clicked (selected), the selected
source name will be displayed here
Click to temporarily disconnect the selected source
Click the HDD to start playing back
Channels recorded in the source HDD will be displayed
(no function, display only)
If the HDDs are not properly connected to the computer, when clicking Local HDD Service,
the HDDs will not be listed under the Local HDD Service tree and a message would appear
to indicate there is no source in the Local HDD Service.
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3.1.1.2 Remote HDDs Connection
You can add remote HDDs by adding new hosts to the EF-Reader using Source Manager.
Note: Before you start establishing the connection, please ensure:
1.
The remote source computers have also installed the EF-Reader program and the
EF-Reader Service is running.
2.
The HDDs are properly connected to the remote source computers, which can be checked
via Disk Management.
3.
The network connection between the local computer and the remote computers is
working properly.
To add a new host:
1.
Open the Source Manager window. There are two ways: 1) by clicking the Source Manager
on the upper-left side of the EF-Reader. 2) by clicking the Source Manger button
button
in the Video Source Menu.
2.
Click the Add Host button, a New Hdd Service is added to the list.
3.
Click the newly added host on the tree list, input a Name, IP Address and Port number (keep
999 port) for the remote source computer, and click the Save button.
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Name: Input a name for the created host. The name will be displayed in the Video
Source menu.
IP Address: Input the IP address of the remote source computer where the HDDs are
connected to.
Port: Keep the port number 999.
4. Close the Source Manger window, and the new host is added to the Source List.
Note: The number appended to the HDD (ex. HDD_1) represents the Disk number
assigned by the remote computer, which can be checked via Disk Management of the
remote computer.
5. Select an HDD and click on it, the EF-Reader will start playing back the recordings in the
selected HDD.
You can also see the corresponding date and video segments of the source HDD in the
Calendar (3.1.2.2 Calendar) and Video Segments (3.1.2.3 Video Segments) menus. To
operate the playback function, please refer to 3.3.1 Playback Panel.
Once a source is clicked (selected), the selected
source name will be displayed here
Click to temporarily disconnect the selected source
Click the HDD to start playing back
Channels recorded in the source HDD will be displayed
(no function, display only)
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3.1.1.3 Add Local AVR Files
You can add AVR files in the local computer by using the File Explorer window.
To add an AVR file:
1.
Open the File Explorer window. There are two ways: 1) by clicking the Source Manager
button
on the upper-left side of the EF-Reader to bring up the Source Manager window
and then click the Open AVR File button. 2) by clicking the Open AVR File button
in the Video Source Menu.
2.
Search for the file in your computer. Double-click on the file and the file will be added to the
Source List.
3.
Click on the file directly, the EF-Reader will start playing back the recording file.
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3.1.2 Right Menu Bar
Users can utilize the Right Menu Bar to search for the recording by date/time for playing back, or
apply functions such as Mask or OSD Display to the selected channel on the Layout.
3.1.2.1 Video Source Info
In the Video Source Info menu, you can see the information corresponding to the source you
click on the Source List. Depending on the source types you click, such as a host, an HDD, a
Channel or an AVR file, the information of the clicked source will be displayed in the Video
Source Info menu.
Host
HDD
Channel
AVR File
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3.1.2.2 Calendar
The Calendar helps users to quickly select a date and then play back the recordings on the
selected date. Click on a date and the corresponding recording video segments will be displayed
in the Video Segments menu (3.1.2.3 Video Segments). You can then operate the playback
functions using the Playback Panel (3.3.1 Playback Panel).
After clicking on a source HDD or File on the Source List, the calendar will display the dates
contain recordings with a Yellow or a Blue background.
The Yellow background represents the recordings contain Event recordings on the date; while
the Blue background represents there are only Normal recordings on the date.
Switch Month / Year.
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Blue Background: There are only Normal
Recordings (no Event Recordings) on this date.
Blue Circle: The Date users selected (clicked).
Yellow Background: The recordings contain
Event Recordings on this date.
To select a certain year, click the Year button (highlighted with an orange frame) to switch to
different year format and then use the left or right buttons to switch different year or directly
click the desired year displayed below.
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3.1.2.3 Video Segments
After clicking on a source HDD or source file on the Source List, the EF-Reader will automatically
play back the recording and the video segments marked with date and time will be automatically
displayed in the Video Segments menu.
Initially, the video segments are colored with a light yellow background, which indicates the
video segments have not been loaded yet (see No.1 in the image below). Single-click on the light
yellow video segments and the background color will change from light yellow to yellow, which
indicates the video segments have been successfully loaded (see No.2 in the image below).
The video segments contain the normal recordings and event recordings in blocks. Single-click on
a loaded video segment (yellow background), and the recording blocks marked with time range
will be expanded.
Total number of video segments on this date.
Video Segments that have been loaded. Click to expand the
2 segment and the recording blocks will be listed below.
4 Blue Background: Normal Recording, click to start playing back.
Recording
Blocks
3 The number indicates the number of event recordings
contained in this block. Click to expand the block and
the event recording will be listed below.
Yellow Background: Event Recording, click to start playing back.
1 Video Segments that have not been loaded. Click to start loading.
1. Video Segments with Light Yellow Background: Initially, the video segments are colored with
a light yellow background, which indicates the segments have not been loaded yet. You can
single-click to start loading the recordings. Once the loading process is complete, the
background color will change from light yellow to yellow.
2. Video Segments with Yellow Background: Video Segments with yellow background indicates
the segments have been successfully loaded. You can single-click to expand the segment,
and the recording blocks with yellow or blue background will be listed below.
3. Recording Blocks with Yellow Background: Indicates there are Event Recordings contained in
the blocks. The number appended to the block indicates the number of event recordings
contained in this block. Click to expand the block and the event recordings will be listed
below. Click on the event recordings to start playing back.
4. Recording Blocks with Blue Background: Indicates there are only Normal Recordings (no
Event Recording) contained in the blocks. Click to start playing back.
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3.1.2.4 Mask & Mark
In order to cover certain areas you do not want others to see; or to emphasize certain areas for
certain purpose, you can utilize the Mask & Mark menu to draw multiple masks or marks on a
channel.
Mask Mark
Select Color
Remove
Transparency
Created Mask &
Mark List
To open the Mask & Mark menu, select a channel on the Layout window by single-clicking on a
channel, the selected channel will be highlighted with a red frame and the Mask & Mark menu
will be displayed on the Right Menu Bar.
To draw a Mask or a Mark:
1. Optionally select a color by clicking the Select Color button, the color picker will display.
Select a color and adjust the Transparency if necessary.
2. Select a Mask or Mark by clicking on the Mask or Mark icons.
3. Move your mouse cursor over the channel to draw the selected Mask or Mark. The created
mask or mark will be listed in the Created Mask & Mark List.
4. To rename a mask or mark, click the Edit button
button again to confirm.
and then edit the name. Click the Edit
5. To remove a mask or mark from the channel, click on the mask or mark on the channel and
then click the Remove button. You can also click the created mask or mark on the Created
Mask & Mark List and then click the Remove button.
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If you want to archive the recordings with Mask & Mark, you have to enable the Mask & Mark
function in the Archive Setting window. Click the Archive Setting button and the Archive Setting
window appears. Check the Mask & Mark checkbox to enable the function.
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3.1.2.5 OSD Display
You can overlay a Title, Date/Time or FPS on a selected channel using the OSD Display menu.
To open the OSD Display menu, select a channel on the Layout window by single-clicking on a
channel, the selected channel will be highlighted with a red frame and the OSD Display menu will
be displayed on the Right Menu Bar.
There are three panes in the OSD Display menu, which are Title Name, Date/Time and FPS.
Please refer to the below instructions to operate the functions.
To overlay a Title Name:
In the Title Name pane, check the Enable checkbox to enable the function. Select a position and
optionally input a title. The title name will be overlayed on the video. To hide the title name,
uncheck the Enable checkbox. Note that when this function is enabled, the archived recordings
will be applied with the function as well.
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To overlay the Date/Time:
In the Date/Time pane, check the Enable checkbox to enable the function. Select a position and
date format. Optionally check the 12-Hour Clock checkbox. The Date/Time will be overlayed on
the video. To hide the Date/Time, uncheck the Enable checkbox. Note that when this function is
enabled, the archived recordings will be applied with the function as well.
To overlay the FPS info:
In the FPS pane, check the Enable checkbox to enable the function and then select a position.
The FPS will be overlayed on the video. To hide the FPS, uncheck the Enable checkbox. Note that
when this function is enabled, the archived recordings will be applied with the function as well.
Note: If you check the Enable checkbox in the Title Name, Date/Time or FPS panes, the archive
recordings will also be applied with the function.
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3.2 Layout Window
You can use the Layout window on the right side of EF-Reader to display video recordings or
vehicle data graphs. You can also perform the following functions:
Layout Window
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Full Screen:
a. Layout Window Full Screen: Click the Theater Mode button
on the upper-left window
of EF-Reader. Press the ESC key on your keyboard to exit full screen. In Theater Mode,
you can also double-click on a channel to switch to single-channel view; double-click again
to return to the Theater Mode.
b. Single-Channel Full Screen: Click the Full Screen button
on the Channel Tool Bar
(3.2.1 Channel Tool Bar). Press the ESC key on your keyboard to exit full screen. In Theater
Mode, you can also double-click on a channel to switch to single-channel view;
double-click again to return to the Theater Mode.
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Switch to Single-Channel:
On the Layout Window, double-click on a channel to switch to single-channel view;
double-click again to return to the Layout Window. You can also perform this function in
Theater Mode. Double-click on a channel In Theater Mode to switch to single-channel view;
double-click again to return to the Theater Mode.
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Expand/Collapse Menu:
There are 3 Expand/Collapse Menu buttons on the Layout Window, which are highlighted
with green frames on the image above. You can click the buttons to expand/collapse the
Right Menu Bar, Left Menu Bar or the Bottom Playback Panel.
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3.2.1 Channel Tool Bar
You can use the Channel Tool Bar to perform the following functions. The Channel Tool Bar will
be automatically displayed on the top of each channel every time when you move your mouse
over a channel; and will be hidden when you move your mouse away from a channel.
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No. Name
Description
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Display Type
Click to select a display type from the drop-down list to be displayed
on the channel. The display types include Video, GPS Graphs and Map.
Please refer to 3.2.1.1 Switch Display Type for more details.
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Full Screen
Click to expand the channel to full screen on the monitor display.
Press the ESC key on your keyboard to exit full screen.
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Clear
Click to close the video on the channel. To display the video again,
select the channel number from the Change Channel drop-down list.
Single-View
Click the Single-View button to switch to single-view. Click the button
again to return to the Layout Window. You can also perform the
Single-View function by double-clicking on a channel; double-click on
the channel again to return to the Layout Window.
Change Channel
The channel drop-down list only appears when you select Video from
the Display Type drop-down list. Click to select a channel to be
displayed on this channel. The channel numbers displayed on the
drop-down list depend on the channel number of the source
recordings.
Snapshot
Click to take a snapshot of this channel in JPEG format. The snapshot
images will be saved at the user defined storage path. To change the
storage path, click the Settings button and in the General category,
define a storage path in the Snapshot Path field.
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Video Record
The Video Record function allows users to easily and quickly archive a
single channel video in MP4 format. Click the button to start the
function and click the button again to stop. The Video Record
recordings will be saved at the user defined storage path. To change
the storage path, click the Settings button and in the General
category, define a storage path in the Video Record Path field. Please
refer to 3.5.2 Single-Channel Quick Archiving for more details.
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Digital Zoom
Click the button and then move the mouse cursor on the video. Scroll
the mouse to zoom in or zoom out the video view.
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Playback
Indicating the video is in Playback mode.
GPS Drop-Down
The GPS drop-down list only appears when you select GPS Graphs
from the Display Type drop-down list. Click to select from G-Sensor or
GPS Speed to display the GPS data graphically. Please refer to 3.2.1.1
Switch Display Type for more details.
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3.2.1.1 Switch Display Type
You can display Video, GPS Graphs or Map on the Layout Window. To switch to different display
types, on the Channel Tool Bar, click the Display Type drop-down list and then select Video, GPS
Graphs or Map.
Video: Click to display recording video. You can also switch channels by using the Change
Channel drop-down list on the Channel Tool Bar.
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GPS Graphs: If the video source is from a mobile DVR, you can click GPS Graphs to display
G-Sensor or GPS Speed (including Speed / RPM / Coordinates) graphs on the channel. To switch
between G-Sensor and GPS Speed graphs, click the drop-down list on the upper right corner to
select G-Sensor or GPS Speed.
G-Sensor: Select G-Sensor to display G-Sensor graph on the channel. Move the mouse cursor
over the peaks on the graph will display the G-Sensor info. You can also use the Full Screen,
Close, Single-View buttons on the Channel Tool Bar.
GPS Speed: Select GPS Speed to display GPS info including RPM and Speed graph on the channel.
Move the mouse cursor over the peaks on the graph will display the GPS info. You can also use
the Full Screen, Close, Single-View buttons on the Channel Tool Bar.
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Map: If the video source is from a mobile DVR, you can click Map to display GPS tracks in black
color on the map. The vehicle icon will always be centralized to the map. To zoom in or zoom out
the map, scroll the mouse or use the Zoom In / Zoom Out buttons on the upper-left corner of
the map.
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3.2.2 Layout Switch
You can select a desired layout to display the source video files. On the left-side Layout menu of
EF-Reader Main Page, directly click on the desired layout, and the layout will be displayed on the
Layout window.
For Mobile DVRs that record GPS track, G-Sensor data or meta data, you can also use the layouts
with graphs to display the GPS Graphs and Map on the Layout window.
The displaying order of the graphs is Map, G-Sensor, GPS Speed. That means, if you select a
layout with 1 graph, the graph will be Map; if you select a layout with 2 graphs, the first graph
will be Map and the second graph will be G-Sensor; if you select a layout with 3 graphs, the first
graph will be Map, the second graph will be G-Sensor, and the third graph will be GPS Speed.
You can also use the Display Type drop-down list to change the graph displayed on a certain
channel.
Click to switch layout types, which include:
1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 1+5, 1+7, 1+12, 2+8
Layout types for MDVR requiring for
displaying graphical vehicle data and
video channels.
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3.3 Playback
After clicking on a source HDD or a file on the Source List, the EF-Reader will start playing back.
You can then use the Playback Panel to control the playback operations. You can also perform
AB repeat playback (see 3.3.2 AB Repeat Playback) through the Playback Panel.
3.3.1 Playback Panel
After clicking on a source HDD or a file on the Source List to start playing back, the Playback
Panel appears at the bottom of the EF-Reader.
Player Indicator
Timeline
Set AB Time
Color Info
Volume
Step Forward
Play / Pause
Rewind
Speed
Step Backward
Turn On / Off
AB Repeat Playback Mode
Time Scale
Info Window
Timeline: Two timelines are displayed. The upper timeline shows the selected camera’s
recordings and the lower timeline shows all cameras’ recordings including the selected camera.
Player Indicator: Indicates the current playback time on the time bar. The current playback date
and time are displayed on the left and right side of the Player Indicator.
Color Info: Move your mouse cursor over the Color Info icon, a color info window will display.
The colors displayed on the time bar represent: Blue for normal recordings (no event recordings),
Yellow for event recordings, and Light Yellow for recordings have not been loaded.
Turn On/Off AB Repeat Playback Mode: Click to turn on or turn off the AB Playback Mode.
Set AB Time: Click to bring up the Set AB Time window for setting up the AB time range and then
performing the AB Repeat Playback function. To disable the function, click the Turn On/Off AB
Playback Mode button. Please refer to 3.3.2 AB Repeat Playback for more details.
Speed: Click on + or – button or slide the bar to adjust the speed. Click the 1x button can quickly
adjust the speed to 1x.
Step Backward: Click to step backward frame by frame.
Rewind: Click to start backward playing back.
Play / Pause: Click to start playing back or pause playing back.
Step Forward: Click to step forward frame by frame.
Volume: Click to turn on/off the volume.
Time Scale: Click on + or – button or slide the bar to adjust the time scale. You can directly click
on the timeline and slide it to the left or right.
Info Window: Displays the HDD information including GPS coordinates, GPS speed, G-Sensor and
meta data.
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3.3.2 AB Repeat Playback
You can set up a AB time range for the EF-Reader to repeat playing back the AB time recordings.
A Time
B Time
Set AB Time
Turn On/Off AB Repeat Playback Mode
1.
To set up the AB time range, click the Set AB Time button, the Set AB Time window appears.
2.
Set up the Start Time (A Time) and End Time (B Time) and then click the Confirm button. The
AB time range indicator will display on the timeline; and the EF-Reader will automatically
start the AB Repeat Playback function.
3.
You can also drag the A Time and B Time indicators to the desired time location for
adjusting the AB time range.
4.
To turn off the function, click the Turn On/Off AB Repeat Playback Mode button.
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3.4 Search Function
You can search the desired recordings for playing back based on time or event attributes.
3.4.1 Time Search
Below the Calendar window, select a desired time and then click the Search button. The Player
Indicator will point to the selected time. Click the Play button to start playing back.
3.4.2 Search Event
In the Search Event field, you can search various event recordings including Alarm, Motion,
Video Loss.
To Search the event recordings from the source file:
1.
On the Main Page, click the Search Event button, the Search Event window appears.
Select a start/end time. You can also click the Time Extension button
to quickly set up
the end time. For example, if the start time is 13:22:00 PM, input 5 (Mins) in the extension
time column and then click the Time Extension button, the End Time will be automatically
adjust to 13:27:00 PM.
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2.
Select the event types to be searched by checking the checkboxes.
Alarm: Alarm recordings.
Motion: Motion event recordings.
Video Loss: Video loss recordings.
3.
Click the Search button, the searched event recordings will be listed.
4.
Double-click on an event can start playing back.
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3.5 Archive Recordings
EF-Reader supports Multi-Channel Archive and Single-Channel quick archiving (Video Record)
functions. Please read chapters below for more details.
3.5.1 Multi-Channel Archive
To start multi-channel archiving, follow the steps below:
, the Archive Setting window appears.
1.
On the Main Page, click the Archive Setting button
2.
Select the start/end time, optionally input a file name, select an archive path and select
channels.
For selecting a start/end time, you can also click the Time Extension button
to quickly
set up the end time. For example, if the start time is 13:22:00 PM, input 5 (Mins) in the
extension time column and then click the Time Extension button, the End Time will be
automatically adjust to 13:27:00 PM.
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3.
If you want to archive the recordings with the original format (AVR), keep the avi option in
the Convert to drop-down list.
Note: If the source recording is a 4CH multi-view, the archive recordings will be four
single-view recordings corresponding to 1CH, 2CH, 3CH and 4CH.
4.
You can optionally archive the recordings with advanced functions including Watermark,
Timestamp, Mask, File Encryption or convert the archiving file into AVI / MP4 formats. To
configure the advanced settings, please refer to 3.5.1.1 Advanced Archive Setting.
5.
Click Archive, the archiving process begins. You can see the status in the Operating Task
menu. The files will be archived to the user defined archive path.
3.5.1.1 Advanced Archive Setting
If you want to archive the recordings with advanced functions including Watermark, Timestamp,
Mask, File Encryption or you want to convert the file into AVI / MP4 formats, after configuring
the settings described in the content above, you can further configure the following settings in
the Archive Setting window.
Convert to: Select AVI or MP4 to convert the source recording files to AVI or MP4 format. Note
that only when AVI or MP4 is selected will the below function settings be configurable.
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Channel Merge: Enable this function to archive the multi-channel recordings into a single
recording file with multi-channel layout. If this function is not enabled, each selected channel
will be archived into a single file. After enabling the function, select a resolution from the
Resolution drop-down list for the merged recording.
Audio: Select a channel which you want to archive the audio in the archiving file.
Resolution: Select a resolution for the merged recording.
Display Meta Data: Enable this function to overlay the meta data on the stream of the archived
recordings.
Mask & Mark: Enable this function to archive the recordings with user defined mask. To apply a
mask on a channel, please refer to 3.1.2.4 Mask & Mark.
Timestamp: Enable this function to overlay the time info on the stream of the archived
recordings. You can place the time info on a desired position by selecting a position from the
Position drop-down list. You can also specify a font size or color of the time info.
Watermark: Enable this function to apply watermark on the stream of the archived recordings.
Select a self-prepared image (PNG) by clicking the Browse button and then specify a location for
the watermark by inputting a value in the X and Y field.
File Encryption: Enable this function to encrypt the archived recordings in a zip file. Input
alphabetic or numeric characters in the field. The number of characters is limited by 32-bit. Note
that if this function is enabled, the files will be archived into a zip file. You can then enter the
password to extract the archived recordings. To verify whether the files are original encrypted
files, use the Verification function (see 3.6.5 Verification).
3.5.2 Single-Channel Quick Archiving
The Single-Channel quick archiving function allows users to easily and quickly archive a single
channel video in MP4 format.
On the Layout Window, click the Video Record button
to start the function and click the
button again to stop. The recordings will be saved at the user defined storage path. To change
the storage path, click the Settings button and in the General category, define a storage path in
the Video Record Path field.
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3.6 Settings
You can configure some settings on this window. Click the Settings button on the top-left corner
of the EF-Reader to bring up the Settings window.
3.6.1 General Setting
To enter the General Setting page, click Settings < General.
Language: Click the drop-down list to select a language. Click Save to save the setting.
Video Record Path: Click the Browse button to select a Video Record Path. Click Save to save the
setting.
Snapshot Path: Click the Browse button to select a Snapshot Path. Click Save to save the setting.
Log Path: Click the Browse button to select a Log Path. Click Save to save the setting.
Show Timestamp: Enable the function to display timestamp on the Layout channel. Select a date
format and position. Click Save to save the setting.
Time Zone: Select a time zone for the EF-Reader.
Set Default: Click to return to the default setting.
Save: Click to save the settings.
Cancel: Click to cancel the settings and leave this window.
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3.6.2 Event Setting
You can change the color of event indicators displayed in the Video Segments menu.
To enter the Event Setting page, click Settings < Event. Simply click on the color box and select a
color for the event indicator. Click Save to save the setting.
Set Default: Click to return to the default setting.
Save: Click to save the settings.
Cancel: Click to cancel the settings and leave this window.
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3.6.3 Group Setting
You can create multiple Groups and grant the specific privileges to each group. To enter the
Group Setting page, click Settings < Group.
By default, three access level groups have been created, including Administrator, Manager and
Operator. The Administrator has the top access level, which cannot be deleted, however, you
can still change the Group name for Administrator group.
, the Edit Permission Group window
To modify a group: Directly click on the Edit button
appears. Input a Group name and then check the permissions which you want to grant to this
group. Click the Save button to save the settings.
To delete a group: Directly click on the Delete button
, the group will be deleted.
To add a new group:
1.
Input a Group Name in the Group Name column and then click the Create button
new group will be listed in the group list below.
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2.
Click the Edit button
, the Edit Group window appears. Optionally change the Group
name and then check the permissions which you want to grant to this group.
3.
Click the Save button to save the settings.
3.6.4 Account Setting
You can create multiple user accounts with individual user privilege by applying the specific
group to the accounts. To enter the Account Setting page, click Settings < Account.
By default, the admin account is created. The admin account has the top access level, which
cannot be deleted, however, you can still change the username and password for Administrator
account.
To modify an account: Directly click on the Edit button
, the Edit Account window appears.
Modify the Username, Password, Group and Status. Click the Save button to save the settings.
To delete an account: Directly click on the Delete button
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To create a new user account:
1.
Click the Create button
, a new account is added to the account list.
2.
Click the Edit button
, the Edit Account window appears. Input a Username and
Password. Select a group from the Group drop-down list. Select Enable or Disable in the
Status drop-down list to enable or disable this account.
3.
Click the Save button to save the settings.
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3.6.5 Verification
You can use the Verification function to verify whether the archived files are original encrypted
files. To encrypt archiving files, see 3.5.1 Multi-Channel Archive.
To enter the Verification page, click Settings < Verification.
To verify a single file:
Click the Open AVR File button on the right side of Select File to select a file you want to verify,
double-click the file, the system will automatically start verifying the file. Once the verification
process is done, a message window will appear to indicate whether the archived file is original
encrypted or not. The message “CheckSum Succeed.” means the file is an original encrypted file;
while the message “CheckSum Error.” means the file is not an original encrypted file.
To verify multi-files at the same time:
1.
Click the Open AVR Folder button on the right side of Select Folder to select a folder with
multiple encrypted files you want to verify at a time.
2.
Click the Open button, the system will automatically start verifying the files. Once the
verification process is done, a message window will appear to indicate whether the files in
the selected folder are original encrypted or not.
The message “CheckSum Success for xxxxxx.” means the file is an original encrypted file; the
message “CheckSum Error for xxxxxx.” means the file is not an original encrypted file.
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