Video Recorder 400 Series
Video Recorder 400 Series
Four Channel Digital Video Recorder
Quick install
400 Series
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Quick install
Figure 0.1
Advanced model
Figure 0.2
Basic model
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Video Recorder 400 Series
Video Recorder 400 Series
Quick install
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First-time use
Quick install menu
To get the unit quickly operational, make the connections
described below and then enter the relevant data in the Quick
install menu. The Quick install menu appears the first time the
unit is started.
The Quick install menu opens the first time the unit is used. Fill
in the basic settings in the three tabs to get the unit
operational. The unit begins recording automatically when the
Quick install menu is closed.
To open the Quick install menu at any other time:
The Quick install menu contains three tabs: International,
Continuous Recording, and Network. Click the Exit button to
exit the Quick install menu. Changing Quick install settings
overwrites customized settings.
Press the menu
Press the menu
key again to enter the main menu.
The main menu appears on monitor A.
Select System, then the Configuration submenu, and
finally Quick install.
Primary connections
Connect the cameras to the VIDEO IN BNC connectors
(automatically terminated).
Connect monitor A to the VGA MON A output
(supporting 800x600, 1024x768, or 1280x1024).
Connect USB mouse to a USB port.
key to bring up the System Control
Optional connections
Use the supplied USB mouse. Alternatively, use the following
front panel keys:
Use the enter
Use the arrow
move through a menu or list.
Use the exit
Connect monitor B to the MON B BNC connector.
Connect up to 4 audio signals to the AUDIO IN RCA
(CINCH) inputs.
Connect the AUDIO OUT RCA (CINCH) output to the
monitor or an audio amplifier.
Connect up to 4 ALARM IN inputs (via the supplied
terminal blocks).
Connect up to 4 ALARM OUT outputs (via the supplied
terminal blocks).
Connect a pan/tilt/zoom control unit to the RS-485 port
(via the supplied screw terminal block).
Connect to your network via the RJ-45 Ethernet port.
Connect a “Bosch RS232 to Bi-phase converter” to the
RS-232 port if required.
Powering up
Select the language for the menu from the
Select a time zone from the list.
Select either a 12 or a 24 hour clock format.
Fill in the current time.
Select from three date formats which show
either the month (MM), the day (DD), or the
year (YYYY) first.
Fill in the current date.
key to select a submenu or item.
keys to
key to go back or to switch off the
After bootup, the unit presents the log in screen over a quad
display. The default User ID is ADMINISTRATOR, the default
password is 000000 (six zeros).
Continuous Recording
Set the Continuous Recording Resolution, Quality, Frame rate,
Covert, and Audio for each profile in the table.
DVR name
Enter a DVR name to be used in the
Enable DHCP to have IP address, subnet
mask, and default gateway assigned
automatically by the network server.
The actual values are displayed.
IP address,
Subnet mask,
and Gateway
Fill in the IP, subnet mask, and gateway
addresses when DHCP is disabled.
Switch on all connected equipment.
Connect the power cord to the unit.
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Operating instructions
Front panel controls
The keys on the front panel control all functions. Symbols on
the keys show the functions. Inactive keys emit an audible
beep when pressed.
Arrow keys:
move around through menu items or values when
in menu mode
in PTZ mode, the arrow keys can be used to
control the pan or tilt functions of the selected
moves the visible area of the selected image in
digital zoom mode
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Exit key
press to return to previous level or to exit the
menu system
Acknowledge key
press to acknowledge an alarm event; an indicator
light is located on the key
Camera keys (1-4)
press to see a full-screen display of the video
the LED will be illuminated when the camera is
the LED will flash during an alarm on the camera
Quad key
press to go to quad mode
in quad mode, press to toggle to full screen
Enter key
selects a submenu or menu item, or confirms
selections made in menus
brings up the cameo submenu in full screen or
quad modes
Sequence key
view cameras in sequence on full-screen or quad
Menu key
opens the system menu
Search key
press to open the date/time search menu to look
for recorded images
Export key
press to open the export menu
PTZ key
enables or disables the PTZ mode
Zoom out key
PTZ zoom out key
Zoom in key
PTZ zoom in key
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Digital zoom key
zooms in on the active full screen camera display
Fast forward key
in live mode, press to start playback from one
minute earlier
in playback mode, press to speed up the forward
playback rate
in reverse playback mode, press to start forward
in pause mode, press to step forward one frame
Stop key
while in playback mode, press to return to live
The indicators on the front panel display light or flash to alert
you of various operating conditions.
Power - lights green when the unit is powered
Network - lights green when a remote user is
connected to the unit
Alarm - flashes red when an alarm is detected
Record - lights red when the unit is recording video
OSD key
press to view date/time and camera information,
date/time only, or none
Pause key
press to freeze the picture
Reverse key
in live mode, press to start reverse playback of
recordings for the displayed cameras
in playback mode, press to start or speed up
reverse playback
in pause mode, press to step back one frame
Play key
in live mode, press to resume playback from the
last selected playback position
in pause or fast forward/reverse modes, press to
resume playback
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