GV-VMS-Pro Quick Installation Guide

Quick Start Guide
GV-VMS
Thank you for purchasing GV-VMS. This guide is designed to assist the new user
in getting immediate results from the GV-VMS. For advanced information on how
to use the GV-VMS, please refer to GV-VMS User's Manual online.
© 2014 GeoVision Inc. All rights reserved.
2014/12
English
VMSV1410-QG-A-EN
© 2014 GeoVision, Inc. All rights reserved.
Under the copyright laws, this manual may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the
written consent of GeoVision.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this manual is accurate.
GeoVision, Inc. makes no expressed or implied warranty of any kind and assumes no
responsibility for errors or omissions. No liability is assumed for incidental or consequential
damages arising from the use of the information or products contained herein. Features and
specifications are subject to change without notice.
GeoVision, Inc.
9F, No. 246, Sec. 1, Neihu Rd.,
Neihu District, Taipei, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-8797-8377
Fax: +886-2-8797-8335
http://www.geovision.com.tw
Trademarks used in this manual: GeoVision, the GeoVision logo and GV series products are
trademarks of GeoVision, Inc. Windows and Windows XP are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation.
December 2014
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction.........................................................................1
1.1 License.................................................................................................................... 1
1.2 Options.................................................................................................................... 2
1.3 Minimum System Requirements .............................................................................. 3
1.4 Minimum Network Requirements............................................................................. 3
1.5 Installing GV-VMS ................................................................................................... 4
1.6 Uninstalling and Upgrading GV-VMS....................................................................... 6
1.7 Running GV-VMS .................................................................................................... 7
Chapter 2 Getting Started....................................................................9
2.1 Adding IP Cameras to GV-VMS .............................................................................. 9
2.2 Accessing Camera Live View .................................................................................11
2.3 Start Monitoring ......................................................................................................12
Chapter 3 Camera Setup.................................................................... 13
3.1 Configuring Recording Settings ..............................................................................13
3.2 Configuring Camera Settings..................................................................................15
Chapter 4 Live View ........................................................................... 19
4.1 Arranging Live View Layouts ..................................................................................19
4.2 Functions on the Live View.....................................................................................21
4.2.1 Zoom Window ..............................................................................................23
4.2.2 Scan Window ...............................................................................................25
4.2.3 Focus View and PIP .....................................................................................27
4.3 Setting Up Fisheye Cameras..................................................................................29
4.4 Setting Up PTZ Cameras .......................................................................................31
Chapter 5 Video Processing............................................................. 32
Chapter 6 Video Playback and Backup ........................................... 34
6.1 Playing Back Recorded Videos ..............................................................................34
6.2 Backing Up Recorded Videos.................................................................................36
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Chapter 7 Other Important Features ................................................ 37
7.1 Setting Up I/O Functions ........................................................................................37
7.2 Setting Up Schedules .............................................................................................39
7.3 Setting Up E-mail Alert Notifications .......................................................................41
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Introduction
Chapter 1 Introduction
Welcome to the GV-VMS Quick Start Guide. In this quick guide, you will learn about the
basic settings of GeoVision Video Management System. For complete instructions, refer to
GV-VMS User’s Manual.
1.1 License
GV-VMS supports connection with up to 64 IP devices. You can connect up to 32 channels
of GV-IP Devices for free. If you need to connect more than 32 channels of GV-IP Devices or
connect with third-party IP devices, license is required.
Supported Devices
GV IP Devices Only
GV + 3rd-Party IP
Devices
Channels License
32 ch
No license required.
64 ch
GV-VMS Pro license required, 32 ch per license.
32 ch
3rd-Party license required, in increments of 1 ch.
2 licenses required:
64 ch
•
GV-VMS Pro license, 32 ch per license.
•
3rd-Party license, in increments of 1 ch.
Note: GV-USB Dongle comes in internal and external dongles. It is recommended to use
the internal GV-USB Dongle to have the Hardware Watchdog function, which restarts the
PC when Windows crashes or freezes.
For the list of supported third-party IP camera models, please visit GeoVision’s website:
http://www.geovision.com.tw/english/4_21.asp
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1.2 Options
The following optional devices are available to expand your GV-VMS’s capabilities and
versatility. Contact your dealer for more information.
Optional Devices
Description
Internal USB Dongle
The USB dongle can provide the Hardware Watchdog function
to the GV-VMS by restarting the computer when Windows
crashes. You need to connect the dongle internally on the
motherboard.
GV-Hub V2
An easy way for serial port extension, this hub can add 4 RS232 / RS-485 serial ports through the GV-VMS’s USB port.
GV-COM V2
GV-COM V2 can add 1 RS-232 / RS-485 serial port through the
GV-VMS’s USB port.
GV-IO Box (4 Ports)
GV-IO Box 4 Ports provides 4 inputs and 4 relay outputs, and
supports both DC and AC output voltages. A USB port is also
provided for PC connection.
GV-IO Box (8 Ports)
GV-IO Box 8 Ports provides 8 inputs and 8 relay outputs, and
supports both DC and AC output voltages. You can connect the
unit to the PC either by using its USB port or through network by
using its Ethernet module.
GV-IO Box (16 Ports)
GV-IO Box 16 Ports provides 16 inputs and 16 relay outputs,
and supports both DC and AC output voltages. You can connect
the unit to the PC either by using its USB port or through
network by using its Ethernet module.
GV-Joystick V2
GV-Joystick V2 allows you to easily control PTZ cameras. It can
be either plugged into the GV-VMS for independent use or
connected to GV-Keyboard.
GV-Keyboard V3
GV-Keyboard V3 is used to program and operate GV-VMS and
PTZ cameras. Through RS-485 configuration, it can control up to
36 GV-VMS. In addition, you can connect PTZ cameras directly
to the keyboard for PTZ control.
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1.3 Minimum System Requirements
Below are the minimum PC requirements needed to connect GV-VMS with 32 and 64
channels of GV and 3rd party IP cameras (dual streams).
GV-VMS (Up to 32 Channels)
GV-VMS Pro (Up to 64 Channels)
OS
64-bit Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / Server 2008 R2 / Server 2012 R2
CPU
4th Generation i3-4130, 3.4 GHz
4th Generation i7-4770, 3.4 GHz
Memory
4 GB RAM
8 GB RAM
1.4 Minimum Network Requirements
The data transmitting capacity of GV-VMS depends on the number of Gigabit connections
available. The numbers of Gigabit network cards required to connect 64 channels are listed
below according to the resolution and codec of the source video.
Codec
H.264
MJPEG
Resolution
Bitrate
Used
(Mbps)
Total
FPS
for 64 ch
Gigabit Network
Cards Required
Max. Channels
Supported per
Network Card
1.3 MP
5.05
1920
1
Max. 64 ch / card
2 MP
7.01
1920
1
Max. 64 ch / card
3 MP
10.48
1280
1
Max. 64 ch / card
4 MP
11.65
960
2
Max. 50 ch / card
5 MP
16.48
640
2
Max. 38 ch / card
1.3 MP
32.36
1920
3
Max. 22 ch / card
2 MP
44.96
1920
4
Max. 16 ch / card
3 MP
38.73
1280
4
Max. 18 ch / card
4 MP
40.35
960
4
Max. 17 ch / card
5 MP
30.48
640
3
Max. 22 ch / card
Note: The network requirements may vary depending on the bit rate of the streams.
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1.5 Installing GV-VMS
Before You Start
For optimal performance of your system, it is important to follow these recommendations
before installing the GV-VMS:
•
It is strongly recommended to use separate hard disks. One is for installing Windows
OS and GV-VMS software, and the other is for storing recorded files and system logs.
•
When formatting the hard disks, select NTFS as the file system.
•
GV-VMS is a multi-channel video recording system. With normal use of the system, the
drive containing video files will become fragmented. This is because GV-VMS
constantly stores video files of multi channels simultaneously, and video files will be
scattered all over the drive. It is not necessary to regularly perform disk defragmentation.
Since GV-VMS software and video files are stored on separated hard disks, the
performance of GV-VMS will not be affected.
•
Since the size of transmitted data from IP cameras may be quite large and reach
beyond the transfer rate of a hard disk, you should note the total of recording frame
rates that you can assign to a single hard disk, as listed below:
Frame rate limit in a single hard disk
Video Resolution
H.264
MJPEG
Frame Rate
Bit Rate
Frame Rate
Bit Rate
1.3 MP (1280 x 1024)
660 fps
5.05 Mbit/s
300 fps
32.26 Mbit/s
2 MP (1920 x 1080)
660 fps
7.01 Mbit/s
210 fps
44.93 Mbit/s
3 MP (2048 x 1536)
440 fps
10.48 Mbit/s
140 fps
38.67 Mbit/s
4 MP (2048 x 1944)
330 fps
11.65 Mbit/s
105 fps
40.53 Mbit/s
5 MP (2560 x 1920)
220 fps
16.48 Mbit/s
80 fps
30.4 Mbit/s
Note: The data above was determined using the bit rate listed above and hard disks with
average R/W speed above 110 MB/s.
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Introduction
The frame rate limit is based on the resolution of video sources. The higher video
resolutions, the lower frame rates you can assign to a single hard disk. In other words,
the higher frame rates you wish to record, the more hard disks you need to install. For
the information of recording frame rates, you may consult the user’s manual of the IP
camera that you wish to connect to.
Installing GV-VMS
1. To download GV-VMS, go to the Software Download and Upgrading page of GeoVision
Website: http://www.geovision.com.tw/english/5_8_VMS.asp.
2. To install GV-VMS, find the Primary Applications section under the Video Management
Software tab and click the Download icon
of GV-VMS.
3. Double-click GVVMSInstaller.exe and follow the instructions in the wizard to complete
installation.
4. If you are using a USB dongle, insert the dongle to your computer. The GV-USB dongle is
needed if you want to connect to more than 32 channels of IP devices or to third-party IP
devices.
5. To install USB driver, find the Driver section under the Video Management Software tab,
and click the Download icon
of GV-USB Devices Driver.
Figure 1-1
If you are using the GV-USB dongle, verify that the driver is installed correctly after the steps
above. Go to Windows Device Manager and expand DVR-Devices. You should see the GVSeries USB Protector.
Figure 1-2
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1.6 Uninstalling and Upgrading GV-VMS
GeoVision will periodically release software updates on our website. Before installing
software upgrade, be sure to uninstall GeoVision Software first. By default, GeoVision
software and log files are stored on one drive, while video files are stored on a different drive.
Uninstalling GV-VMS will not remove the video, log, and setting files previously saved in the
computer.
To uninstall the GV-VMS, follow these steps:
1.
Close any open programs because your computer will restart during the uninstalling
process.
2.
Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Uninstall a Program under
Programs.
3.
In the list of currently installed programs, select GV-VMS, and then click
Uninstall/Change.
Figure 1-3
4.
When you are prompted to confirm the program removal, click Yes.
To upgrade, download the newest GV-VMS from GeoVision’s website and re-install on your
computer: http://www.geovision.com.tw/english/5_8_VMS.asp. For details, see [Installing
GV-VMS], 1.4 Installing GV-VMS in this Quick Start Guide.
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1.7 Running GV-VMS
1.
To start the system, double-click the GV-VMS
icon on desktop or in the folder where
you have installed it.
2.
Type your login information.
Figure 1-4
3.
Click E-Mail List to set up an e-mail address so that you can recover a forgotten
password when needed.
4.
Click OK. The main screen of GV-VMS and a dialog box appears.
5.
To choose how to save your system database, select Microsoft Office Access
Database or select Microsoft SQL Server and fill out the required fields.
Figure 1-5
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In the main screen of GV-VMS, the main setting buttons are located in the top-right corner.
When logging in for the first time, the Automatic Setup dialog box will appear to help you
quickly add cameras to the GV-VMS. Refer to the next section for details.
Figure 1-6
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2 Getting Started
Chapter 2 Getting Started
2.1 Adding IP Cameras to GV-VMS
When logging in for the first time after GV-VMS is installed, the Automatic Setup dialog box
appears automatically. Follow the steps below to add IP cameras.
1. Click Automatic Setup to see the list of IP cameras detected on the LAN.
Figure 2-1
2. The default login information for cameras is admin / admin. Double-click the camera to
type different ID and password in the dialog box below if needed.
Figure 2-2
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3. Make sure the cameras you want to add are selected and click Apply. The cameras
added are now listed in the IP Device List.
Figure 2-3
Status icons available:
Connected
The camera is connected.
Connecting
GV-VMS is trying to connect to the camera.
Connection Failed
Unable to connect to the camera. Place the cursor on the red
icon to see the error message.
Inactive Camera
The camera is inactive. Click the checkbox to connect.
Started Monitoring
The camera is under monitoring.
Pre-Rec Enabled
Pre-recording is enabled.
4. To adjust camera settings, click the Setup button
of a camera. Refer to 3.2
Configuring Camera Settings for details.
5. Close the dialog box by clicking X on top-left corner. When adding camera for the first
time, the cameras will be automatically assigned to the live view grid.
Note:
1.
You can also access the IP Device Setup dialog box by clicking Home
Toolbar
2.
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, clicking Configure
, selecting
, selecting Camera Install.
If your camera was not detected during the scan in Automatic Setup, you can click the
Manual Setup button
to type the camera connection information manually.
2 Getting Started
2.2 Accessing Camera Live View
After adding cameras, you can access camera live view by dragging the camera in the
Content List to the live view grid.
1.
Click Home
appears.
2.
Click Camera in the content list to see the list of cameras added.
3.
Drag the cameras to the live view grid.
, select Toolbar
, and select Content List
. The Content List
Figure 2-4
For details, see Chapter 4 Live View in this Quick Start Guide.
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2.3 Start Monitoring
After setting up cameras and the live view, be sure to start monitoring the cameras to
activate the following functions.
•
Recording (See Section 3.1)
•
Video Analysis (See Chapter 5)
•
I/O Applications (See Section 7.1)
To start monitoring on connected cameras, click Toolbar
Start All Monitoring or select individual cameras.
, select Monitor
, and select
Figure 2-5
To see how to access recorded videos, refer to Chapter 6 Video Playback and Backup in this
Quick Start Guide.
Note: If you have set a schedule, you can select Start Schedule Monitoring. The
schedule takes precedence and the functions above will enable and disable accordingly.
See 6.2 Setting Schedules in this Quick Start Guide on how to set a schedule.
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Camera Setup
Chapter 3 Camera Setup
3.1 Configuring Recording Settings
After the cameras are added, you can configure the recording settings. Under Home
, click Configure
select Toolbar
Setting. This dialog box appears.
,
, select System Configure and click Record
Figure 3-1
1. Enable the Recycle function. The oldest events will be deleted when the free space of
the storage drive falls below the recycle threshold specified in step 4 below. This setting
will be applied to all cameras.
2. Select the camera you want to configure. Hold the Shift key to select multiple cameras if
needed.
3. Under Record Type, select Round-the-clock or Motion Detect.
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4. Click the Arrow button
next to Storage to specify where to store the recorded videos
and adjust the recycle threshold.
5. You can set different recording frame rates for motion and non-motion recordings. In
Round-the-Clock mode, the camera will use the frame rate setting in 5a for non-motion
events and 5b for motion events.
a. Define non-motion events as General or Urgent Event under Video Record Frame
Rate.
b. For motion events, click the arrow button
next to Record Type and define motion
events as General or Urgent Event under Video record frame rate.
The frame rate for General Event and Urgent Event can be defined in the camera’s
General Setting dialog box (Figure 3-4). Normally, you would set a higher frame rate for
Urgent Events (Ex: full frame) and a lower frame rate for General Events (Ex: key frame
only).
Note:
1.
Refer to [General Setting], Section 3.2 of this Quick Start Guide for setting the frame
rate for General Event and Urgent Event.
2.
By default, the recording mode is set to Motion Detection and the Recycle function is
enabled with the Recycle Threshold set to 32 GB.
For details on Motion Detection settings, see Setting Up Motion Detection, Chapter 1, GVVMS User’s Manual.
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Camera Setup
3.2 Configuring Camera Settings
To configure camera settings such as codec and frame rates, click the Setup button
of an
> Toolbar
> Configure
> Camera
active camera in the IP Device List (Home
Install). The settings available vary depending on the camera’s firmware and whether the
camera is connected.
There are three setup dialog boxes in the left menu of the camera’s setting dialog box: Video
Setting, Audio Setting, and General Setting. Clicking the Finger button
will apply the
setting to all the cameras.
[Video Setting]
In Video Setting, you can configure the camera name, codec, frame rate, GOP, bitrate,
resolution and video attributes of the camera. Note that changes made to the Video Setting
dialog box will change the settings on the IP camera.
Set camera name
Set video attributes
Set codec
and FPS
Figure 3-2
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[Audio Setting]
In Audio Setting, you can enable audio functions for live view and recording, which are
disabled by default.
Figure 3-3
1. To enable audio in camera live view, select Wave Out.
2. To enable audio recording, select Rec Audio and then select By Sensitivity or Roundthe-Clock.
Note: After Wave Out is enabled here, you can enable audio on the live view of the camera
and select Set to Wave Out.
by clicking the Tools icon
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Camera Setup
[General Setting]
In General Setting, you can configure Network timeout setting, on-demand display, live view
frame rate, and recording frame rate settings.
Set live view frame rate
Set recording frame rate
Figure 3-4
1.
Under Live view frame rate control (Main / Sub Stream), you can set the live view frame
rate.
•
When using MJPEG, every frame is a key frame, so you can specify the number of
key frames to decode for live view.
•
When using H.264, only 1 key frame is transmitted per Group of Pictures (GOP),
so you can decode Key frames only to omit all intermediate frames or Max. frame
to include key frames and all intermediate frames.
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Note:
1.
The GOP setting can be configured in the Video Setting dialog box (Figure 3-2). A
GOP of 30 means that there is 1 key frame for every 30 frames, so an IP device with a
frame rate of 30 fps will have 1 key frame per second.
2.
You can change the camera’s main stream and sub stream to H.264 or MJPEG in the
Video Setting dialog box (Figure 3-2). After changing codec, you need to click OK to
apply the change before switching to the General Setting. Note that changing the
camera’s main stream and sub stream to H.264 or MJPEG will affect the frame rate
setting options under General Setting.
2.
Under Recording frame rate control, define the recording frame rates for Urgent event
and General event. Refer to the step above for details on the options.
For example, if you are using H.264, you can select Max. frame for Urgent events and
select Key frames only for General events. Make sure the related settings are
configured accordingly in the Recording Settings dialog box as described in step 5 of 3.1
Configuring Recording Settings in this Quick Start Guide.
For more details on Video Setting, Audio Setting, and General Setting, see Configuring
Individual IP Cameras, Chapter 2, GV-VMS User’s Manual.
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4 Live View
Chapter 4 Live View
4.1 Arranging Live View Layouts
Follow the steps below to create new live view layouts.
1.
In the Content List (Home
>Toolbar
> Content List
), click Layout.
Figure 4-1
2.
To add a layout, click the Add button
and click Add Layout. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-2
3.
Name the new layout.
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4.
You can select an existing layout under Layout Setup or specify the number of live
views in each row and column of the grid.
5.
To create your own layout,
a.
Select Customize and click OK.
b.
Click the Reset button to select a dimension for the grid.
Figure 4-3
c.
Select multiple squares and click the Merge button to create a larger square.
Figure 4-4
6.
Click OK when you are done.
A message appears. Click Yes if you want to automatically assign the cameras to the new
layout. Alternatively, you can click Camera in the content list and drag the cameras to the
live view.
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4 Live View
4.2 Functions on the Live View
Place the mouse cursor on the camera live view to see the icons below.
Figure 4-5
Icons
Functions
Instant Play
Plays back the video recorded in the last 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute,
or 5 minutes.
Snapshot
Captures a snapshot of the current live view.
Tools
Includes the following options:
•
Monitor: Starts monitoring the camera.
•
Talk Back Toggle: Talks to the surveillance site from the PC. Only one
camera can be enabled at a time.
•
Properties:
•
-
Show Caption: Shows camera name on live view using the
specified font size.
-
Keep Image Ratio: Locks aspect ratio of the camera image.
Close: Removes the camera from the layout grid.
The following options are available when related function is enabled:
Zoom
•
Set to Wave Out: Enables live view audio. (See [Audio Setting] in
Section 2.3)
•
PTZ Control: Enables PTZ functions. (See Section 3.5)
Switches the live view to full screen. If there is a designated Zoom window,
clicking the Zoom button will replace the live view in the zoom window
instead.
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The live view screen can be controlled using the actions below.
Actions
Functions
Mouse scroll
Zooms in or out on the live view.
Double-click
Displays the live view in full screen.
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4 Live View
4.2.1 Zoom Window
You can designate a Zoom Window to quickly see a close-up view of the camera image
without changing the live view layout.
1.
In the Content List, select Layout, click Windows and drag Zoom Window to a live
view grid.
Figure 4-6
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2.
Move the mouse cursor to a camera live view and click the Zoom button
right corner. The camera live view is displayed in the Zoom Window.
in the top-
Zoom
Figure 4-7
3.
To remove the camera from the Zoom window, place the cursor on the live view, click
the Tools icon
and select Close. To change the live view grid back to a normal
window, repeat this step again to close the Zoom Window.
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4 Live View
4.2.2 Scan Window
You can assign multiple cameras to a Scan Window, and each camera will be shown in
sequence for the Scan Interval specified.
1.
In the Content List, select Layout and drag Scan Window to a live view square.
2.
Drag multiple cameras into the Scan Window.
Figure 4-8
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3.
Move the cursor to the Scan Window, click the Tools icon
, and select Properties.
Figure 4-9
4.
To adjust the order of a camera, click the Up and Down arrows.
5.
To specify how many seconds to show the live view, click and adjust the Scan Interval
of each camera. In the figure above, each camera will be shown for 5 seconds.
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4 Live View
4.2.3 Focus View and PIP
Focus View
You can create up to 7 close-up views per camera and place these created close-up views
inside live view grid. This function is not supported for Fisheye Cameras and PTZ Cameras.
1.
In the Content List, right-click a camera and select Focus View Setup. A dialog box
appears.
Figure 4-10
2.
Click Enable and draw a box on the camera view to create a focus view. You can create
multiple focus views if needed.
3.
You can click the Color drop-down list to change the color of the box if needed.
4.
Click OK. The created focus views are listed under the camera.
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5.
You can now drag the focus views to live view grids.
Figure 4-11
PIP View (Picture-in-picture)
1.
You can zoom in on a camera by placing mouse cursor on its live view and scrolling the
mouse. An inset window appears in the camera view with a navigation box inside.
Figure 4-12
2.
Move the navigation box around in the inset window to have a close-up view of the
selected area.
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4 Live View
4.3 Setting Up Fisheye Cameras
If you have added a fisheye camera, follow the steps below to access fisheye functions.
1.
In the Content List, drag the entire fisheye camera (ex: Camera5) to the live view grid to
see the circular source image or expand the camera and drag one of the dewarped
fisheye images (ex: Quad View) to the live view grid.
Circular source image
Dewarped fisheye image
Individual views of the
dewarped fisheye image
Figure 4-13
2.
To change the fisheye mode or access other fisheye settings, right-click the fisheye
camera (ex: Camera5) and select Fisheye Settings. A dialog box appears.
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3.
Right-click the camera view and select Fisheye Option to access the fisheye
functions.
Figure 4-14
For details on the fisheye functions, see Fisheye View, Chapter 3, GV-VMS User Manual.
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4 Live View
4.4 Setting Up PTZ Cameras
If you have added a PTZ camera, follow the steps below to enable PTZ functions.
1.
Move the cursor to the camera live view and click the Tools button
2.
Click PTZ Control to enable PTZ function.
3.
Move the cursor to the live view to see the PTZ control panel.
.
Figure 4-15
Note: The PTZ control panel is hidden when live view resolution is less than 240 x 180.
4.
In the PTZ control panel, you can click the Home button
functions such as Preset Go, Cruise, Sequence and Tour.
5.
In the Content List, right-click a PTZ camera and select PTZ Setup to configure PTZ
to access advanced PTZ
speed and PTZ Idle Protection functions.
For details on the PTZ functions, see PTZ Camera, Chapter 1, GV-VMS User Manual.
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Chapter 5 Video Processing
GV-VMS offers a number of video processing functions. To configure video processing
functions, follow the steps below.
1.
Click Home
, select Toolbar
, click Configure
Process. This dialog box appears.
and then select Video
Figure 5-1
2.
Select a function under Video Analysis.
3.
In the Camera List, select the camera(s) you want to configure.
4.
Click the Setting button to access the configuration page.
5.
To send e-mail notification upon video analysis events, click the Arrow button
Send Event Alerts.
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next to
5
Video Processing
The following Video Processing functions will only be enabled when you start monitoring on
the cameras.
•
Object Index/Monitor Setup
•
Counter / Intruder Alarm Setting
•
Crowd Detection
•
Advanced Unattended Object Detection
•
Advanced Scene Change Detection
•
Advanced Missing Object Detection
•
Face Count
•
Text Overlay Setting
If you have set an AVP schedule, Video Processing functions will be enabled and disabled
according to the schedule whether the camera has started monitoring or not. See 6.2 Setting
Schedules in this Quick Start Guide on how to set a schedule.
For details on video processing functions, see Chapter 3 Video Analysis, GV-VMS User’s
Manual.
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Chapter 6 Video Playback and Backup
6.1 Playing Back Recorded Videos
1.
To access recorded videos, click the ViewLog icon
2.
Open the Content List by clicking Toolbar
3.
Click Layout in the Content List, click the Add button
in the top-right corner.
and selecting Content List
.
, and select Add Layout to
create a new layout or select Import from Live to import existing layouts from live view.
4.
You can also drag camera you want to play back onto the playback screen from the
Content List if needed.
Figure 6-1
5.
On the left of the timeline, select a date.
Figure 6-2
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6.
Video Playback and Backup
Click on the timeline to select a time with video recordings. You can scroll the mouse to
zoom in and out on the timeline.
•
Blue areas represent videos recorded in round-the-clock mode.
•
Orange areas represent motion and other alarm events.
Figure 6-3
7.
Use the playback control buttons to play back recordings. Place the cursor on the
buttons to see the name of the function.
Figure 6-4
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6.2 Backing Up Recorded Videos
1.
In ViewLog, click Toolbar
, select Tools
and select Backup. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 6-5
2.
Click Add time frame to select the time period and the cameras you want to back up
and click OK.
3.
Select a media to back up the recorded files using Hard Disk, CD / DVD/ BD or OSBurning. The supported software for burning to CD / DVD / BD is Nero Burning Rom
version 9 or before.
4.
To include the ViewLog player to the backed up files, select Include Player at the
bottom-right of the dialog box. If no player is selected, you can only play the recordings
using computer installed with GV-VMS or GeoVision video codec.
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7 Other Important Features
Chapter 7 Other Important Features
7.1 Setting Up I/O Functions
Follow the steps below to set up I/O devices on GV-VMS:
1.
Click Home
, select Toolbar
, click Configure
, click Accessories (if
available), click I/O Device (if available) and then select I/O Device Setup. This dialog
box appears.
Figure 7-1
Note: The Accessories option only appears when GV-Keyboard or GV-Joystick has been
set up on the GV-VMS. The I/O Device option only appears after at least one I/O device
has been added.
2.
Click the Add button.
3.
Select the type of device you want to add and configure its connection settings.
4.
For I/O devices connected through USB, you can configure Signal Type and Latch
Trigger on GV-VMS.
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5.
After the I/O devices are added, select Toolbar
, click Configure
, click
Accessories (if available), click I/O Device and select I/O Application Setup. This
dialog box appears.
Figure 7-2
6.
Select an input and specify the actions to take when the input is triggered.
7.
Click OK to apply the settings.
8.
To activate I/O functions, click Home
, select Toolbar
then click I/O Monitoring or Start All Monitoring.
, select Monitor
For details on I/O setup, see Chapter 6 I/O Applications, GV-VMS User’s Manual.
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7 Other Important Features
7.2 Setting Up Schedules
You can create a schedule to enable and disable recording, video analysis, I/O monitoring,
connection with Center V2 / VSM and PTZ object tracking at specific times each day.
1.
Click Home
, select Toolbar
Edit. This dialog box appears.
, click Configure
and then select Schedule
Figure 7-3
2.
Click Schedule and select Setup Wizard. The Setup Wizard dialog box appears.
3.
Select the days you want to apply the schedule and click Next.
4.
Name the schedule plan and click Next.
5.
Select a button on the left (Camera, AVP, I/O Monitoring, Server or PTZ Object
Tracking) and drag across the timeline to enable it during that time.
Figure 7-4
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To set a recording schedule, click the Camera button and select a camera. Using the
figure below as an example, 8 am to 5 pm are set to round-the-clock recording. The
remaining hours are set to motion detection recording with a sensitivity level of 9.
Figure 7-5
6.
Click Next and Finish when you are done. The plan created appears on the calendar.
Figure 7-6
Tips:
1.
You can add multiple plans to the calendar.
2.
You can also add a plan to the calendar by dragging an existing plan and dropping it
on a date in the calendar.
7.
Click Home
Monitoring.
, select Toolbar
, select Monitor
, and then click Start Schedule
For details on setting schedule, see Schedule, Chapter 1, GV-VMS User’s Manual.
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7 Other Important Features
7.3 Setting Up E-mail Alert Notifications
You can set up e-mail notification to receive alert upon motion, I/O trigger and video analysis
events.
1.
Click Home
, select Toolbar
, click Configure
, select System Configure,
and then select Send Alerts Approach Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-7
2.
Select Send Email. The E-mail Setup dialog box appears.
Figure 7-8
3.
Set up your mail server and then send a test e-mail to make sure the setup is correct.
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