Encoder Firmware
Encoder Firmware V4.06.09 User’s Manual
Encoder Firmware
A1D-310-V4.07.15-AC
User’s Manual
2010/8/12
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Table of Contents
1.
Recommended PC Specification
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2.
Preparation before setup
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Connect to device and setup IP ........................................................ 5
Sample screenshots to setup IP of your PC (Win XP) ...................... 7
3.
Configuring the IP device
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Login ................................................................................................ 11
Date & Time ..................................................................................... 16
Network Section.............................................................................. 18
Host ............................................................................................. 19
IP Address Filtering ...................................................................... 20
Port Mapping ................................................................................ 22
ToS ............................................................................................... 24
UPnPTM......................................................................................... 25
SNMP Setting .............................................................................. 26
RTP .............................................................................................. 27
Speed & Duplex ........................................................................... 28
IP Settings ........................................................................................ 29
Connection Type .......................................................................... 29
DNS ............................................................................................. 31
DDNS ........................................................................................... 32
Video & Audio ................................................................................. 33
Video ............................................................................................ 33
System ............................................................................................. 51
User Account................................................................................ 51
System Info .................................................................................. 52
Factory Default ............................................................................. 53
Firmware Upload.......................................................................... 54
Profile Upload .............................................................................. 55
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Save & Reboot ............................................................................. 56
Logout .......................................................................................... 56
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1.
Recommended PC Specification
CPU
Core2Duo 2.13GHz and above
Memory
2 GB or above
Windows XP with SP2 or above. Windows Vista / Windows
Operating System
2003 / Windows 7
Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 and above.
Video Resolution
SVGA or XGA with 1024x768 resolution
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2.
Preparation before setup
Connect to device and setup IP
Our IP device provides access through Internet Explorer. The IP address for your PC must be
within the same subnet as the IP device. You need to match the TCP/IP settings between PC
and IP device before you can access it via IE.
There are two ways to add devices to the network.
With DHCP server / router:
DHCP server assigns IP addresses to devices automatically. You can find them on the network
with our IP Utility. It is available on NVR CD and our website:
http://www.acti.com/IP_Utility
Run IP Utility to start auto device search. Click on the underlined IP links to access your IP
devices. You do not need to change IP.
Without DHCP server / router:
Please assign a static IP for each device and add them one by one. Connect to the first device
by following steps 1 to 5 below.
Before adding more devices into the network, you need to change the current device to a new
IP address so no two devices have IP conflict. (Steps 6 to 9).
For adding devices without DHCP, please see following steps.
1. Connect the PC to the Network Switch with the CAT5 cable, and change your PC‟s IP to
192.168.0.99 / Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 (101 is just a sample, it may be any number
from 1 to 254 except 100.)
2. Connect the device to your Network Switch. If it is a PoE enabled Switch, then the device is
powered on. If it is NOT a PoE enabled Switch, please also plug in the Power Adapter.
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3. Open Internet Explorer (Version 6.0 or above) , and type in Default IP:
http://192.168.0.100
4. When you see the login window, please input default user and password:
Default Username: Admin
Password: 123456
5. After you log in, you will see the video from IP device. To go to the main menu, click the
“Setup” button on the top left.
6. Please go to IP settings -> Connection Type. Change the IP mode to Static and the IP
address to 192.168.0.101 or any other unused IP (Avoid 192.168.0.100, the IPs of your
PCs and other devices already in network.). Click “Apply” then click System -> Save &
Reboot.
7. Internet Explorer will close after a few seconds. This is normal.
8. Wait for 30 seconds and open IE again by typing in the new IP. (In this example,
192.168.0.101). For later device you add into the network, please choose an IP that does
not is not used by any existing device.
9. If you have more than one device, continue again from step 2. Assign different new IP to
each camera (for instance -> 192.168.0.102, 192.168.0.103 …). You do not need to unplug
the existing devices from the switch because there is no IP conflict.
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Sample screenshots to setup IP of your PC (Win XP)
The procedures below show how to setup your IP on Windows XP. If you use operating system
other than Windows XP, please refer to OS manuals for proper setup procedures.
STEP1
Start up your PC.
STEP2
Click the [Start] and select the "Control Panel"
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STEP3
Double-click the "Network and Internet connections" icon.
STEP4
Double-click the "Network connections" icon
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STEP5
Click “Local Area Connections”, and then click “Change settings of this connection” in the
Network Task menu.
STEP6
Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”, and then click [Properties]
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STEP7
Click the “Use the following IP address” radio button and enter the IP address and the subnet
mask.
Please set the settings as below.
IP address: 192.168. 0.xxx
Subnet mask: 255.255.255. 0
(NOTE: xxx should be a number
from 1 to 254 except 100, which is
used by the IP device. Please also
make sure that no two equipments
use the same IP address in the
same network.)
STEP8
Click the [OK] button and the window dialog box will close.
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Configuring the IP device
This section describes how to configure the IP device. The administrator has unlimited access
to all settings, while the normal user can only view live video. The IP device is configured under
a standard browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or above).
Login
STEP1
Open Internet Explorer 6.0 or above. You may download the latest version from:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx
STEP2
Enter the IP address of the IP device and press enter to go to Login Page.
The default IP address is “192.168.0.100”
STEP3
Enter the Account name and the Password
(Default Account: Admin / Password: 123456).
STEP4
Select the language of the IP device user interface.
You can select between English, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, German,
Portuguese, Greek, Russia, Turkey, Indonesia and Swedish. This user interface setting will
disappear once you log out, if you want to change the default user interface language, please
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go to [Host] in the ”Host” section under the setup tab.
STEP5
Click the
button to login or click the
button to re-enter
again. Once you‟ve logged in, the “Live page” will be displayed as below.
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Live view
Click the
[Live] tab to show [Live page]. Refer to the table below for how to configure each
setting.
Function List
Function
Full Screen
Description
Click the icon
to stretch the preview to full screen. You can
click “Esc” button on the keyboard to return to previous display.
Snapshot
Click the icon “
” to take a snapshot. The snapshot picture
will be saved to the default folder
“C:\Users\”account name”\Picture”, in the format of
YYYYMMDD_HH_mm_ss.jpg.
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Audio out
Click the icon
to enable the audio out from PC to IP camera
or video server. When it is enabled, your voice will be transferred to
the audio out of the IP camera or video server.
NOTE: you will need to have a microphone connected to your PC to
do that.
If dual stream mode is enabled, click
Media
to select which stream to
display (Media 1 or 2). The default is single stream only. To change
to dual stream mode, please refer to “Media 1” section under
“Setup” tab
Click
Encoder Type
to select the compression codec used in video
encoding. The Encoder type option includes MPEG-4, MJPEG and
H.264. Once selected, the video server/IP camera will start to send
video in new stream type.
Display size
Click
or
Audio in
Click the icon
of
to adjust
display screen size
to mute or the icon
to receive audio
in from the video server/IP camera. Drag the volume bar
to adjust the volume.
Digital Zoom
Digital zoom enables you to zoom into the image. You can click
to zoom in and click
the
to zoom out. You can click
“no zoom” button to cancel all zoom-in and go
back to original status (no zoom status).
When you digitally zoom in the video, you can click
to
pan/tilt the video up, down, left and right. NOTE: This pan/tilt
function does not work if the video is not zoomed-in (no zoom
status).
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Indicates the network state. If the light on the right is green, it
Network status
means the network is ok. If the light is gray, it means the network is
broken.
The light on the left is not used
DO Setting
Click
to set DO output level to High. Click
to set DO output level to Low. If your device has more
than one DO available, each DO is controlled separately.
If you want to setup this IP camera/video server, please click the
[Setup] tab to switch to
“Setup Page”
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Date & Time
Click the [Date & Time] item under Setup to see Date Setting Page. Refer to the table below for
how to configure each setting. The default method is to set manually.
Date Setting
Parameters
Description
Click this to enable IP device‟s SNTP/NTP function. This enables this IP
device to synchronize its time settings with a SNTP/NTP server. You can
use this function to make sure all your IP devices‟ time is the same.
SNTP/NTP
server
Additionally, with our embedded digital-time-code in the streaming, you
can tell the event sequence accurately.
IP address: Enter the IP address of the SNTP/NTP server.
Sync time: Select the time interval for this IP device to synchronize
its time.
Set manually Click this to manually setup the date & time.
Date : Select the date
Time: Select the time
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Select the time zone offset for local settings
Time zone
Select Type 1
month; select Type 2 to specify daylight saving time by date.
Day Light
Start Time: Select the daylight savings start time.
Saving
Click the
to specify daylight saving time by week number in a
End Time: Select the daylight savings end time.
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
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Network Section
Click the
[Network] item on the “Setup Page”.
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Host
Click the [Host] to enter Host settings page. Refer to the table below for how to configure each
setting.
Parameters
Host name
Description
Enter a host name, and this host name will be shown when you
use the IP utility or the SDK to search for the IP device.
Select the language of default user-interface. Each user login will
Language
see the default user-interface first.
Camera name The camera name is reserved for customer use.
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
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IP Address Filtering
WARNING: Please be very careful when using this function, as you may lose access
to your camera if you make mistakes in setup. You may either accidentally deny
yourself access, or forgot to include your own IP address in the allowed address list.
You will need to perform hard reset to be able to access the device again.
Click the [IP Address Filter] item to display the “IP Address Filtering Page”. Refer to the table
below for how to configure each setting.
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Parameters
IP address
filter enable
Description
Check this box to enable IP Address Filtering.
The filter can be set in either “Allow” mode or “Block” mode.
1. “Allow” mode will refuse access to all IP addresses except the ones
Filter Method
listed below.
2. “Block” mode will accept all incoming access except the IP
addresses listed below.
Make sure you include the Netmask in your consideration.
IP Address
The IP address you wish to allow or block. Please note that the actual
range is modified by the Netmask.
Using Netmask allows you to set filtering for a whole range of IP address
at once, without the need to enter all of them individually. If you are not
Netmask
sure about the function of netmask, then you should use
255.255.255.255, and it will affect only a single IP address per line of
entry, or use 255.255.255.0 to use the same setting for all IP addresses
starting with the same three numbers. .
For each entry, you must check this box for it to be effective. For an entry
that you no longer need but does not wish to delete, you can uncheck it,
Enable
and the system will remember it for future use. If a new entry that has
never been used before does not have Enable checked, then it will not be
stored in memory.
Click this to use the current displayed info to do IP Address filtering. If you
setup correctly, it will change into a grayed out “Success” in a few
Apply
seconds.
Reset
Click the
Click this button to re-enter the parameters.
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
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Port Mapping
Click the [Port Mapping] item to display the “Port Mapping Page”. Refer to the table below for
how to configure each setting.
Parameters
Description
HTTP port
Select the port assigned for HTTP protocol access
HTTPS
Select the port assigned for HTTPS protocol access
Search server port1
Search server port2
Select the first port used by server search applications to detect
this IP device. (e.g. IP utlity)
Select the first port used by server search applications to detect
this IP device. (e.g. IP utlity)
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Video control port
Video streaming port
(TCP Only)
application programs. (e.g. NVR)
Select the port used by this IP device for Video Streaming.
Video Multicast Port
Enable/disable multicast audio streaming
RTSP port
Select the port assigned for RTSP protocol access
RTP Multicast Video
Select the port for the multicast video streaming of media1 via
Port for Media1
RTP protocol
RTP Multicast Audio
Select the port for the multicast audio streaming of media1 via
Port for Media1
RTP protocol
RTP Multicast Video
Select the port for the multicast video streaming of media2 via
Port for Media2
RTP protocol
RTP Multicast Audio
Select the port for the multicast audio streaming of media2 via
Port for Media2
RTP protocol
Multicast IP
Select the multicast IP. Default settings is 228.5.6.1
Multicast TTL
Select the multicast TTL. Default setting is 255.
IGMP
Click the
Select the port used to support video control function by
Select video type connected to the video-in of this IP device. If
you use an incorrect video type, some images might be lost.
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter the
parameters.
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ToS
Click the [ToS] (Type of Service) item to display the “ToS Page”. Refer to the table below for
how to configure each setting.
Parameters
TOS (type of
service)
Description
Select whether to add the TOS tag onto the streaming data.
Streaming data with a higher priority TOS tag will be transmitted
first when compared with other data.
Select the TOS tag‟s priority to be added onto the streaming. You
can select between
TOS priority
1.Minimize-Delay
2.Maximize-throughout
3.Maximize-Reliability
4.Normal-Service
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
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UPnPTM
Click the [UPnPTM] item to display the “UPnPTM Setting Page”.
Click checkbox
to enable or disable the UPnPTM function. Edit the UPnP Friendly Name in
text field.
Click the [Apply] button
to confirm the settings or click the [Reset] button
to re-enter the
parameters.
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SNMP Setting
Click the SNMP Setting item to display the SNMP setting Page
Click
Select
to enable SNMP function.
to use SNMP V1/V2 or
Check the check box
to use SNMP V3
to enable traps
Enter the Destination IP address in
Enter the Trap Community used in
Select the Available trap in
Click the [Apply] button
to confirm the settings or click the [Reset] button
to
re-enter the parameters.
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RTP
Click RTP Item to configure RTP Settings
RTSP Authen Enable
RTP B2 Frame
Enable
Click the [Apply] button
Check box to enable RTP streaming‟s Account/Password
authentication.
Check box to enable the B2 frame in RTP streaming
to confirm the settings or click the [Reset] button
to re-enter
the parameters.
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Speed & Duplex
Click the [Speed & Duplex] item in the network section to display the ”Speed and Duplex” Page.
Refer to the table below for how to configure each setting.
Parameters
Description
This item lets you select the network transmission speed. You
can select from
Network
speed
1. Auto detect (default setting)
2. 100Mbps / Full duplex
3. 100Mbps / Half duplex
4. 10Mbps / Full duplex
5. 10Mbps / Half duplex
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
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IP Settings
Connection Type
Click the [Connection Type] item to display the “Connection Type Page”. Refer to the table
below for how to configure each setting.
Parameters
Description
Click this to enable IP device‟s DHCP function.
Dynamic IP
It will acquire its WAN port IP address from a DHCP server within the
address
same network. (You must have a DHCP server in order to enable this
function.)
Click this to manually enter the IP address.
Static IP
address
IP address: Enter the WAN port IP address.
Subnet mask: Enter the subnet mask of WAN port. If IP address
is changed, adjust the subnet mask accordingly.
ISP gateway: Enter the IP address of the gateway (the router).
Click this when you connect IP device directly to the xDSL modem.
User name: Enter the user name of your xDSL account.
PPPoE
Password: Enter the password of your xDSL account.
Note: You have to click the [Save Reboot] after you click the [Apply
button] to let this IP device start xDSL connections.
IPV6
Click the check box to support IPV6 protocol
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Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
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DNS
Click the [DNS] item to display the “DNS Server Settings Page”. Refer to the table below for
how to configure each setting.
Parameters
Primary DNS server
Secondary DNS server
Click the
Description
Defines the IP address of the primary DNS server. This is used for
identifying this computer by name instead of IP address.
The IP address of the secondary DNS server. It will be used once
the primary DNS server fails.
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
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DDNS
Click the [DDNS] item to display the “DDNS Server Setting Page”. Refer to the table below for
how to configure each setting.
Parameters
Description
Click this to enable IP device‟s DDNS function.
DDNS type
DDNS function enables user to connect to this IP device by domain name
even if its IP address is not static.
Protocol /
Click one of the DDNS service providers.
Service
You can visit their website to get a DDNS service account for this IP
Reference
device.
Host name
Enter the host name of your DDNS service account. (ex: xxxx.dyndns.org)
User name
Enter the user name to login your DDNS service account.
Password
Enter the password to login your DDNS service account.
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
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Video & Audio
Click the
[Video & Audio] item on the “Setup Page”.
Please note that some elements may not appear on all models.
Video
Click the [Video] item to display the “Video Page”. The functions here are grouped under
different tabs. Starting from firmware version 4.07, there are two sets of all settings in the Video
section, one for day time and one for nighttime. The camera will automatically load different
profile based upon the current Day/Night status. This function allows for tailored configuration
so that the camera may perform optimally under all lighting conditions.
Image (CMOS Models)
This tab concerns the general video settings. Please refer to the table below for functions.
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Parameters
Description
Live View
Live view of the camera
Activity
Motion activity status
Video Flipping
Check this box to flip the video up-down
Video Mirror
Check this box to mirror the video left-right
Lens Compensation
Check this box to use best pre-set settings for bundled lens
Brightness
(Day Profile)
Saturation
(Day Profile)
Contrast
(Day Profile)
Brightness
(Night Profile)
Saturation
(Night Profile)
Contrast
(Night Profile)
Sharpness
(Day Profile))
Sharpness
(Night Profile)
Click the
Select the brightness value
Select the saturation value
Select the contrast value
Select the brightness value
Select the saturation value
Select the contrast value
Select the sharpness value
Select the sharpness value
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
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Image (CCD Models)
This tab concerns the general video settings. Please refer to the table below for functions.
Parameters
Description
Live View
Live view of the camera
Activity
Motion activity status
Video Flipping
Check this box to flip the video up-down
Video Mirror
Check this box to mirror the video left-right
Brightness
(Day Profile)
Brightness
(Night Profile)
Click the
Select the daytime brightness value
Select the nighttime brightness value
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
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Day/Night (CMOS Non-D/N Models)
This tab concerns the day and night switch timing for your camera. Please refer to the table
below.
Parameters
Switch from Day
mode to Night mode
Description
This value controls the level of light where camera switches into
night mode. Increasing it will make camera switch to night mode
at a darker illumination level.
The camera will only switch day/night status if the illumination
Switch if lasts more
level stays either above or below the boundary for this much
than X seconds
time. This is to prevent a temporary brightness change from
triggering unnecessary day/night changes.
Brightness Meter Bar
This bar shows the illumination level at which cameras go to
night or day mode (Blue bars), and shows the current detected
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illumination level (Green bars). Use this bar to fine tune the
day/Night switch timing.
Get Current
Exposure Level
Click the
Clicking this button will refresh the illumination level reading from
the camera sensor. The larger the number, the darker the
environment.
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
Day/Night (CMOS D/N Models)
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Parameters
Description
Select the day/night mode.
Auto: The camera would switch between day and night mode
Day/Night Mode
automatically. It will follow Day to Night and Night to Day
threshold defined by user below.
Day: The camera will stay in day (Color) mode.
Night: The camera will stay in night (black & white) mode.
Select the method used by Camera to determine illumination
Day/Night Type
level. It can be either CDS light sensor or through image analysis
by DSP. Not every model will allow selection for this.
Switch from Day
mode to Night mode
This value controls the level of light where camera switches from
Day mode into Night mode. Increasing it will make camera
switch to Night mode at a darker illumination level.
The camera will only switch day/night status if the illumination
Switch if lasts more
level stays either above or below the boundary for this much
than X seconds
time. This is to prevent a temporary brightness change from
triggering unnecessary day/night changes.
Switch from Night
mode into Day Mode
This value controls the level of light where camera switches into
Day mode. Increasing it will make camera switch to Day mode at
a darker illumination level.
The camera will only switch day/night status if the illumination
Switch if lasts more
level stays either above or below the boundary for this much
than X seconds
time. This is to prevent a temporary brightness change from
triggering unnecessary day/night changes.
IR LED may be configured as AUTO or Disabled here. If it is set
Day/Night IR LED
as AUTO, LED will turn on in night mode and turn off in day
mode. If set to Disabled, LED will stay off when camera switches
into night mode.
This bar shows the illumination level at which cameras go to
Brightness Meter Bar
night or day mode (Blue / Red bars), and shows the current
detected illumination level (Green bars). Use this bar to fine tune
the day/Night switch timing.
Get Current
Exposure Level
Click the
Clicking this button will refresh the illumination level reading from
the camera sensor. The larger the number, the darker the
environment.
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
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the parameters.
Day/Night (CCD D/N Models)
This tab concerns the day and night switch timing for your camera. Please refer to the table
below.
Parameters
Description
Select the day/night mode.
Auto: The camera would switch between day and night mode
Day/Night Mode
automatically. It will follow Day to Night and Night to Day
threshold defined by user below.
Day: The camera will stay in day (Color) mode.
Night: The camera will stay in night (black & white) mode.
Switch from Day
This value controls the level of light where camera switches into
mode to Night mode night mode. Increasing it will make camera switch to night mode
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at a darker illumination level.
Switch from Night
mode into Day Mode
This value controls the level of light where camera switches into
Day mode. Increasing it will make camera switch to Day mode at
a darker illumination level.
This bar shows the illumination level at which cameras go to
Brightness Meter Bar
night or day mode (Blue / Red bars), and shows the current
detected illumination level (Green bars). Use this bar to fine tune
the day/Night switch timing.
Get Current
Exposure Level
Click the
Clicking this button will refresh the illumination level reading from
the camera sensor. The larger the number, the darker the
environment.
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
How it works
An important feature in this screen is that user may now customize the illumination level to
perform day/night mode switches.
On the horizontal brightness meter shown here, there are three colored bars. The bar
represents light amplifying levels 0 to 100, where 0 is Brightest and 100 is darkest. 0 means no
digital amplification of incoming light signals, which means that the environment is bright
enough for the camera to get good quality images.
When the environment gets darker, as when the sun is setting over the horizon, the
environmental gets darker. To maintain proper image brightness level, the camera will attempt
to digitally amplify the light signals received by the sensor. The Blue one is the level at which
camera will go into night mode, and remove Mechanical IR cut filter and open IR LED if
available. The red one indicates the illumination level at which the camera will consider bright
enough to go back to day (Color) mode.
The Red bar should always be to the left of the blue bar. As camera go from day to night mode,
more lights are allowed inside (the IR filter is removed), so the detected light signal level will
increase. If the night-to-day illumination level is too close to the day-to-night level, the camera
will immediately consider it bright enough to go back to day mode, which will result in
continuous day/night switching.
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Motion Detection
Adjust Column
Adjust Square
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to
re-enter the parameters.
Video Motion Detection:
STEP1: Click the Plus sign
to expand the Motion Detection settings then Click the
Motion Enable checkbox to enable motion detection.
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STEP2: Click the
checkbox to enable motion detection for each individual region.
STEP3: Click one region to start to edit its size and location. You can click the “Adjust Column”
to drag motion region to your desired location. You can click the “Adjust Square” and drag to
adjust motion region size. You can click the upper right button to cancel this motion region.
Repeat above procedure to adjust the motion region.
STEP4: Set the
sensitivity of motion detection region.
STEP5: Set the
interval time of motion detection. After a motion event is triggered, no
more events will be triggered within this time in the same region
STEP6: Set the
trigger threshold of motion detection region. The larger this value, the
larger the object size needed to trigger motion detection.
STEP7: In motion activity
window, the bar shows the motion activity status. You can also
see the trigger threshold (Red line). When the motion activity exceeds the trigger threshold, the
bar would become red to indicate that a motion event has been triggered.
While viewing the motion activity window, you can adjust the motion sensitivity (the higher, the
easier camera considers video change to be an activity) and the threshold (the higher, the
larger the activity needed to trigger a motion event). If the default settings are not satisfactory
for your scene, you may try our alternative recommendations of:
Sensitivity: 80, Threshold: 2~5 (for normal environment)
Sensitivity: 80, Threshold: 5~10 (for very noisy environment)
PIR (Passive Infra Red motion sensors) (Not available to all models)
PIR sensors are available for some models. For the models with PIR, there will be a PIR
Motion Sensor section below the video motion detection.
You may enable PIR sensors by the checkbox
and modify the sensitivity/ trigger interval.
When motion is detected via PIR sensor, a red border will show around the whole view area.
Please note that PIR sensors have a shorter range of detection than Video motion
detection.
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Compression
There are two streams output available for this network device. Click the [Stream 1] or [Stream
2] item to display the content page, Contents for both stream are identical. Refer to the table
below for how to configure each setting.
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Parameters
Encoder Type
Resolution
Frame rate
Description
Select the encoder‟s compression type.
MPEG-4 / MJPEG / H.264
Select the video resolution of the IP device.
Select the available frame rate from the drop down menu.
Select the video bit rate mode.
Video Bit Rate
Mode
Constant Bit Rate: The bit rate remains constant at all conditions.
Variable Bit Rate: The video bit rate will vary based upon scene
complexity and amount of movement. The quality will remain the same.
Quality
When encoder type is MPEG4 or H.264, and video bitrate mode is
“Variable Bit Rate” Select the quality value from High / Medium / Low
When encoder type is MPEG4 or H.264. and video bitrate mode is
GOP Length
“Variable Bit Rate”. Select the Interval between two I-frames. This is also
called GOP Length. (Group of Picture) . Default value is one I frame per
second. The maximum length of GOP is limited to 60.
Select the available frame rate from the drop down menu.
This puts a hard cap on the maximum bit rate allowed in any given
Frame rate
second of video streaming. Assigning a limited bit rate may result in a
few dropped frames rate when the stream data overflows the allowed bit
rate. Doing so will also disable Bit Rate setting below.
Select the video bit rate mode.
Video Bit Rate
Mode
Constant Bit Rate: The video bit rate remains constant at all
conditions.
Variable Bit Rate: The video bit rate will vary based upon scene
complexity and amount of movement. The quality will remain the same.
This puts a hard cap on the maximum bit rate allowed in any given
Video Max
second of video streaming. Assigning a limited bit rate may result in a
Bitrate
few dropped frames rate when the stream data overflows the allowed
bit rate. Doing so will also disable Bit Rate setting below.
This is the target bitrate that the camera will attempt to provide when
Video Bitrate
using Constant Bitrate mode. The actual value will fluctuate slightly
based on scene changes.
Frame rate
(Stream2)
Quality
Select the frame rate for each profile by choosing from the drop down
list. Frame rates available for stream 2 may be less than stream 1,
depending upon the setting.
When encoder type is MJPEG:
Select the quality value of MJPEG encoder type from 1 to 100.
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Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
Exposure / White balance
Line Frequency
Change settings between 60Hz or 50Hz, depending on
the AC power type of your region..
This determines if the WDR processing is turned on or
WDR Mode
off. Turn this on only when you have very large
brightness differences in a single scene. Otherwise
leave it off.
The strength of image modification by WDR algorithm.
WDR Level
Increasing this will increase the effect of WDR
processor.
Select exposure mode to auto or manual.
1. Auto: The IP camera will adjust the exposure
automatically.
Exposure Mode
2. Manual: Manually select the
Gain and
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night mode change will not operate as normal
under manual Exposure.
Select the white balance mode. After you set the
parameter, you need to wait for 5~10seconds to see the
final result.
1. AUTO : Auto white balance (default)
2. INDOOR1: Select the indoor white balance
profile 1.
3. INDOOR2: Select the indoor white balance
profile 2.
4. OUTDOOR1: Select the outdoor white balance
profile 1.
5. OUTDOOR2: Select the outdoor white balance
White Balance
profile 2
6. HOLD: Select this to let the IP camera
automatically obtain a best white balance
setting according to current environment. The
IP camera will use this setting to adjust color.
NOTE: This setting will be lost after you
reboot the camera.
7. MANUAL: Select this to enable manual setting
of the white balance. You will need to enter the
R Gain and
R Gain
(Manual
B Gain setting below.
Add or decrease redness to the video when under
White
balance
Manual White Balance mode. (This function is only
mode only)
available in Manual White balance mode.)
B Gain
Add or decrease blueness to the video when under
(Manual
White
balance
Manual White Balance mode. (This function is only
mode only)
available in Manual White balance mode.)
Exposure Gain (In Manual
Select the exposure Gain of the IP camera. The higher
Exposure Mode only)
the value = brighter images. (1 ~ 255)
Shutter Speed
Increase or decrease the shutter speed. The closer the
(In manually shutter mode
number is to 1, the better nighttime performance is,
only)
although this also causes motion blur to the video.
Select exposure mode to auto or manual.
Exposure Mode
1. Auto: The IP camera will adjust the exposure
automatically.
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Manual: Manually select the
Exposure Gain and
Shutter Speed below..
Select the white balance mode. After you set the
parameter, you need to wait for 5~10seconds to see the
final result.
1. AUTO : Auto white balance (default)
2. INDOOR1: Select the indoor white balance
profile 1.
3. INDOOR2: Select the indoor white balance
profile 2.
4. OUTDOOR1: Select the outdoor white balance
profile 1.
White Balance
5. OUTDOOR2: Select the outdoor white balance
profile 2
(In
Indoor/Outdoor/Auto/Hold
6. HOLD: Select this to let the IP camera
automatically obtain a best white balance
profiles only)
setting according to current environment. The
IP camera will use this setting to adjust color.
NOTE: This setting will be lost after you
reboot the camera.
For all the settings above, you will need to setup
the value for
AE Reference Target and
Maximum auto shutter speed.
7. MANUAL: Select this to enable manual setting
of the white balance. You will need to enter the
R Gain and
AE Reference Target
B Gain setting below.
This is the desired image brightness output level. The
camera will attempt to change the exposure levels or
digital amplification levels to achieve this level of
brightness. Increasing this may provide a brighter
image, but if there are extremely dark areas, this may
also create slightly more noise in the underexposed
areas.
Maximum auto shutter
The maximum allowed time for the camera to take a
speed
single image.
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
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Audio
Audio In
Select to enable or disable the audio in function.
Audio In sensitivity
Select the sensitivity of audio microphone.
Audio Out Volume
Adjust the Audio Out volume.
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
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OSD/Privacy Mask
OSD (On Screen Display) and Privacy masks are configured in this section. There are four
regions available. Each may be used either as a Privacy mask or an OSD text.
Privacy Mask is not available in Dual Stream mode. Please disable Stream 2 if you wish to use
Privacy mask / OSD. Please go to Video & Audio -> Video -> Compression tab to configure
Stream 2.
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Parameters
Enable
Description
Check this box to enable each OSD / Privacy mask region
OSD / Privacy Each region can be in one of two types. OSD (On Screen Display) or
mask
Privacy mask
Color (Privacy This determines the color of the Privacy Mask Area. You may choose
mask)
between Black, Green, Red and Blue.
Click this checkbox to enable Privacy mask area setup. Click and drag
the adjust square at the lower right to change dimensions, click and
Setup
drag the adjust column at the top to move. (Similar to Motion Detection
Region)
Color(OSD)
This determines the color of the OSD Text. You may choose between
Black, Green, Red and Blue.
This number determines the level of transparency for this OSD Text. 1
Transparent
means that the background between the texts will not be visible, while
100 means the background will show through the OSD text.
Position
Select the location where the text will appear in the image.
This is where you enter the user defined string (%U) as described in the
String
next section
This controls what is shown in the OSD text. You can click the Format
Format
Notice to the corner for a full list of available parameters. The OSD text
is primarily based upon this field.
Format Notice Click here to see the syntax list of how to configure the OSD text.
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
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System
Click the
[System] item on the “Setup Page”.
User Account
Click the [User Account Setting] item to display the “User Account Setting Page”.
Setup the account names and their respective passwords. There are 1 root (administrator)
account and 10 common user accounts
. Administrator account allows the user to watch
the live view and setup everything; but common user account allows user only to watch the live
image.
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Click the check box
to enable “Anonymous preview”. When it is enabled, user can login
this camera to view video without input account and password. But user will be required to
input account and password if they want to change any setting
Click the
[Apply] button to confirm the settings or click the
[Reset] button to re-enter
the parameters.
System Info
Click the [System Info] item to display the “System Information Page”. This shows details about
this IP device including system information, WAN status and system log. Refer to the table
below for how to configure each setting.
View the information at the 3 textboxes. This information is very useful to understand the IP
device status and to resolve any problem that might occur.
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Column
System info
WAN status
System log
Description
It shows the firmware version, MAC address, production ID, and factory
default type of IP device.
It shows the WAN port‟s IP address, netmask, gateway, DNS server,
DDNS host and connection status.
It shows the system event. This column is very useful to as a diagnostic
tool.
Click
[Parameter List] where you may see all configurations of the IP device.
Click
[Server Report] to export related information of the IP device while reporting a
support to your support channel.
Factory Default
Click the [Factory Default] item to display the “Factory Default Page”.
If you want to keep network settings and restore other settings to factory default, please click
radio box
. If you click
instead , all the settings would be lost. You will have to use
factory default IP setting to connect to this camera. Please refer to previous login section.
If you want to reset all setting to default, click to select this radio box
.
Click the [Apply] button to show a warning dialog that reminds you again before restoring the
device to factory default.
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Firmware Upload
Click the [Firmware Upload] item to display the “Firmware Upgrade Page”. Upgrade the IP
device‟s firmware through this page with the following instructions. You may upgrade firmware
for individual cameras with this function. To upgrade camera firmware in batches, please use
IP utility, which can be freely downloaded from website.The firmware file you download from
website will contain one .upg file, and one .md5 file. Uploading firmware through Web
Configurator uses only the .upg file. You will need both files if you are doing multiple upgrades
with IP Utility.
Click
Click the
[Apply] button. The „‟Firmware Upgrade Page-2” will be displayed as below.
[Browse] to select the upgrade image file and click the [enter]. You can always
get the latest version at our website.
Click the
[Apply] button to start upgrading
The upgrade process window will show a progress bar indicating upgrade status.
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Once the process is finished, the progress bar will show the upgrading as OK, and reboot the
IP device system.
NOTE: If you cancel the firmware upgrade during upgrade process, the browser
window will be closed
Profile Upload
Profiles are sets of parameters that control how the image sensor behaves. Sometimes profiles
are fine-tuned again to suit a specific environment, or for generally better image. They are not
updated as frequently as firmware, and a good profile can stay in use for a very long time.
Occasionally, you may wish to load a new profile pack into your camera. This section tells you
how to upgrade IP Camera‟s Profile Pack.
Click the [Profile Upload] item to display the “Profile Upload Page”.
STEP1: Click
[Apply] button. The „‟Profile Pack Page-2” will be displayed as below.
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STEP2: Click the
[Browse] to select the new profile pack and click [enter]. You can always
get the latest version at our website.
STEP3: Click the
[Apply] button to start upgrading
STEP5: The upgrade process window shows a progress bar indicating upgrade status.
STEP6: The system will reboot after profile upload.
Save & Reboot
This section tells you how to save all the settings and reboot this IP device. This is critical
because some settings might not take effect before save and reboot. Click the [Save & Reboot]
item to display the “Reboot Page”.
The Action LED indicator will go dark to indicate that the IP device is rebooting. After around 30
seconds, the Action LED will light up again to indicate that the reboot is completed.
Logout
Clicking this item allows you to log out of the IP device. Be sure to logout this IP device once
your setting is completed.
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