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ALIBI Vigilant NVR User Manual

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ALIBI Vigilant NVR User Manual, This manual describes how to use your NVR locally and on the Web .
In this manual, the terms “IP camera” and “IPC” both refer to “network camera”, which requires a connection to the network. The IP device mentioned in this manual refers to either an IP camera (also known as network camera) or a Digital Video Server

Preface

This manual describes how to use your NVR locally and on the Web interface.

In this manual, the terms “IP camera” and “IPC” both refer to “network camera”, which requires a connection to the network. The IP device mentioned in this manual refers to either an IP camera (also known as network camera) or a Digital Video Server (DVS).

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Part I Local Operations

An NVR supports two types of operations: local operations and web-based remote operations. With local operations you connect a monitor and a mouse to the NVR and use the mouse to operate the system. If your NVR has buttons on the front panel or is delivered with a remote control, you may also control your NVR by pressing the front panel buttons or using the remote control.

The NVR has an embedded web server that allows web-based operations. To do this, you need a PC that has a network connection to the NVR and is installed with a web browser. You just need to navigate to the NVR's IP address and log in to the Web interface like you log in to the system locally.

This section describes local operations.

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1 before you begin

Please be aware that the parameters that are grayed out on the system user interface (UI) cannot be modified. The parameters and values displayed may vary with device. Figures in this manual are for illustration purposes only.

User Login

Use the default username admin and password 123456 for your first login.

j^ CAUTION!

The default password is intended only for the first login only. It should be immediately changed to a strong password. Strong Passwords contain at least nine characters that include letters, numbers and special characters.

1.Right-click anywhere in the window and then choose Menu. The login dialog box is displayed.
2.Select the username from the drop-down list, enter your password, and then click Login.

Local Operations

You can refer to Initial Configuration and complete a quick configuration.

NOTE!

Unless otherwise specified, all operations described in this manual are performed with a mouse by the right hand. See Mouse Operations for details.

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Mouse Operations

Table 1–1 Mouse Operations

Name

Action

Description

Left button

Click

Select or confirm an item.
Select to edit digits, symbols, upper-case or lower-case letters in a field.

Double-click

Enter or exit full screen mode in live view.

Drag

Draw or move a rectangle on the screen, for example, a area.

Right button

Click

Show the shortcut menu.
Exit zoom.
Exit the current window when Cancel or Exit is displayed.

Wheel

Scroll up or down

Scroll up or down a list or a window; or zoom in or out on a playback progress bar.

Long press

Restore to lowest resolution

Front Panel Buttons

The front panel buttons may vary with NVR model.

Table 1–2 Front Panel Buttons 1

Button

Description

©

Display the main menu.

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Switch to the next tab on the screen or switch the input method.

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Auxiliary function button.

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Exit the current window.

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Button

Description

©

, V, 0, “Cl: Switch windows or menu items; or control rotation directions of a PTZ camera when the PTZ toolbar is closed. PTZ stands for pan, tilt, and zoom.
IKKI, KM: Rewind or forward 30 seconds in full screen.
N^, “CKO: Variable-speed forward or rewind in full screen.

©

Confirm an operation, or start/pause the playback.

©

Press this button to start up or shut down the NVR.

To shut down, press this button and hold until a message appears on the monitor (about 3 seconds). Click Yes.

Note:

This shutdown operation can be performed only when you are logged in to the system.

Table 1–3 Front Panel Buttons 2

Button

Description

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Press this button to start up or shut down the NVR. To shut down, press this button and hold until a message appears on your monitor (about 3 seconds). Click Yes.

Note:

This shutdown operation can be performed only when you are logged in to the system.

0

Enter 1; or display the main menu.

0

Enter 2, A, B, or C; or start instant playback.

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Enter 3, D, E, or F; or start manual recording.

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Button

Description

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Enter 4, G, H, or I; or enter the PTZ control interface.

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Enter 5, J, K, or L; or switch the screen layout in live view or playback mode.

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Enter 6, M, N, or O; or enable or disable arming.

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Enter 7, P, Q, R, or S; or take a snapshot.

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Enter 8, T, U, or V.

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Enter 9, W, X, Y, or Z.

Q

Enter 0 or a space.

0

Delete

Q

Switch the input method.

01

Auxiliary function button.

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Exit the current window.

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Switch to the next tab.

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Button

Description

“0 JL 0W

, V, 0, ^ Switch windows or menu items; or control rotation directions of a PTZ camera when the PTZ toolbar is closed
IKKI, ^: Rewind or forward 30 seconds in full screen.
M^, : Variable-speed forward or rewind in full screen.

OK

^ : Confirm an operation; or start or pause

playback.

Remote Control

Table 1–4 Functions of the Buttons on the Remote Control

Button

Function

Power

Press this button to start up or shut down the NVR.

To shut down, press this button and hold until a message appears on your monitor (about 3 seconds).

Click Yes.

Note:

This shutdown operation can be performed only when you are logged in to the system.

DEV

This button is for reserved functions.

Toolbar

In live view mode, press this button to show the toolbar for the currently selected window.
In playback mode, press this button to display windows according to the configured screen layout.

Menu

Press this button to display the main menu.

Iris+/Iris-

Focus+/Focus-

Zoom+/Zoom-

Adjust the iris, focus and zoom of the PTZ camera in PTZ control mode.

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Button

Function

UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, ENTER

Press UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT to navigate between menu items or shift focus.
In PTZ control mode, press UP, DOWN, LEFT, and RIGHT buttons to select the corresponding buttons on the screen, and then press ENTER to activate the selection.
In live view mode, press UP to start sequence in full screen. Pressing UP again starts sequence with three windows on the screen. Press DOWN to open the playback window.
Press ENTER to confirm an operation or to display a selected drop-down list. In playback mode, press ENTER to play or pause in full screen mode.
UP and DOWN: Variable speed forward or rewind in full screen.
LEFT and RIGHT: Rewind or forward 30 seconds in full screen.

Fn

Press to navigate to the next window when multiple windows are displayed.

Esc

Exit.

Alphanumeric buttons

Switch to the corresponding channel in live view mode.
Input numbers and characters in edit mode.

Shift

Switch menu items.

Del

Remove characters or spaces on the left of the cursor.

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2 initial configuration

Preparation

Make sure that at least one monitor is correctly connected to the VGA or HDMI interface on the rear panel of the NVR.
Verify that the hard disk(s) are correctly installed. For detailed steps to install a hard disk, please refer to the quick guide shipped with your NVR.

Device Login

The login page appears after the NVR starts up.

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1.Enter the default admin password 123456, click Login, and then click Yes to change the password.

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Login

Please change the default password. Change now?

No

2.Change the password into a strong one, then click OK.

Change Password

Username  admin

Old Password

Password  Weak

Confirm

OK  Cancel

3.Set the unlock pattern.

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Note:

To disable unlock pattern, click System > User. See User
Configuration for details.

Wizard

The wizard can guide you to complete the most basic . The following page appears after your login:

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1.Enable or disable the wizard as needed and then click Next. You may also click O.
2.Select the time zone, date and time format, set the system time, and then click Next.
3.Complete network configuration, and then click Next.
4.Select the devices to add in the discovered device list, click Add, and then click Yes to complete configuration.

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Note:

To add devices through PoE ports, see Option 3 in Adding an
IP Device for details.
The devices added can get online and start live view only if the device password is default; if not, you need to modify the device password.
If the desired device is not in the device list, you may add it in a preview window or under Camera > Camera > Camera (see Adding an IP Device).

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3 live view

Live View Status

The following icons are used to indicate alarms, recording status, and audio status in a live view window.

Table 3–1 Live View Window Icons

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Window Toolbar

Icon

Description

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Available for PTZ cameras only. Click to display the PTZ control window.

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Set mount mode and display mode for fisheye camera.

This icon appears only for fisheye cameras.

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Record live video in the window to the hard disk.

Clicking stops recording.

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Click to play video recorded during the past 5 minutes and 30 seconds.

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Zoom in on an area of interest.

Q

Click to edit image settings.

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OSD

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Click to set OSD.

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Click to take a snapshot. The window borders will flash white.

You may view and back up snapshots under Backup > Image.

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Icon

Description

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Rest your mouse pointer on the icon to view bitrate info; click this button to view the camera ID and IP address or to change the username and password used to connect the camera.

Q

Start two-way audio with the camera. Click  to stop.

The sound volume is adjustable.

Note: Correct audio input and output connections are required.

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Click to turn on audio. Clicking turns off audio. The sound volume is adjustable.

Note: When you turn on audio in the current window, audio of the previous window is turned off.

Screen Toolbar

Icon

Description

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Click to access the main menu.

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Select the screen layout.

JI

Previous or next screen.

o/0

Start or stop sequence.

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Playback.

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Rest the mouse pointer on this icon to view encoding information including frame rate, bit rate, and resolution; or click to view camera status.

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Click to view device alarm status and camera status.

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Rest the mouse pointer on it to view NIC card information. Or click this icon to edit basic network settings.

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Rest the mouse pointer on it to view the date. Or click this icon to edit time settings.

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Available to certain NVR models.

Click to display the cloud service window. You may scan the QR code and download an app to manage your NVR.

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Click to automatically hide the toolbar, or click m to lock.

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Shortcut Menu

A shortcut menu as shown below appears when you right-click in a window. Some menu items are described in Shortcut Menu Description.

Table 3–2 Shortcut Menu

Menu

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Common Menu  >

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Single Window  >

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Multi-Window  >

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Playback

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Output Mode

Manual

Table 3–3 Shortcut Menu Description

Menu

Description

Menu

Access the main menu.

Most of operations described in this manual are performed start from the main menu; for example, click Camera > Camera (with Menu > omitted).

Common Menu

Quick access to Camera, Net Config, and Backup.

Corridor

Choose a corridor mode. Corridor mode can also be set in the Preview Windows drop-down list under System > Preview.

To display images in corridor mode, the camera must be installed correctly (rotated 90° clockwise or counterclockwise), and then use the Image Rotation parameter under Camera > Image to rotate images accordingly.

Main/Aux Monitor

Switch live video from different video output.

Preview Mode

Switch between Normal and Smart.

The default is Normal mode.

Playback

Play the current day's recording for the camera linked to the current window.

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Menu

Description

Output Mode

Choose a video output mode, including standard, soft, bright, and vivid.

Manual

Manual settings include manual recording, manual snapshot, and manual alarm.

Sequence Operation

The sequence operation requires you to configure the screen layout, windows, linked cameras, and the sequence interval.

This example describes how to configure sequence for five cameras based on a 4-window screen layout.

1.Click 4 Windows on the screen toolbar.

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NOTE!

The number of windows that can be displayed may vary with NVR
model.

2.Click Start Sequence on the screen toolbar. Sequence starts by displaying four windows on the first screen and then the fifth on the second at the set interval.

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The default sequence interval is eight seconds and can be set under System > Preview.
You may drag video to the desired window on the screen.

Zoom

Zoom in on an area of images in a window for details.

1.Click the window and then click on the window toolbar.

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2.Move your mouse to the area you want to zoom in, then use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out.

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3.Right click to exit zoom.

Image Configuration

Adjust image settings to get optimal images from a camera.

1.Click the window and then click on the window toolbar.
2.Select a mode from the drop-down list according to the surveillance scenario, and then adjust contrast, hue, saturation and brightness as needed. The settings available may vary with device model.
3.Click OK to save the settings and exit.

Preview Configuration

Normally, live view (video) is available after you complete the basic setup by following the wizard. You can click System > Preview and edit preview setting as needed, including video output, image resolution, default layout, and sequence interval. The video output and the number of windows supported may vary with NVR model.

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NOTE!

Pressing and holding the scroll wheel for at least 3 seconds will
restore the default resolution.

Preview Configuration

Each preview window (window for short) links to a camera. By default, window 1 links to camera D1, window 2 links to camera D2, and so on. You may want to change the link to display live video from a camera in another specified window. The following example describes how to link window 1 to camera D2 and link window 2 to camera D1.

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Step 1: Click window 1 on the right, and then click D2 under Camera on the left. Now D2 appears in window 1, and None appears in window 2. Meanwhile, o is cleared for camera D1, meaning D1 is not linked to any window.

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Step 2: Click window 2 on the right, and then click D1 under

Camera on the left. Now D1 appears in window 2. Click Apply to

save the settings.

Video Output

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Preview Windows

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Advanced Configuration

Click the Advanced tab and then select Sub Stream First so the NVR uses the sub stream to establish live video from multiple cameras simultaneously. This function is disabled by default.

 

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4 channel configuration

Channel Management

This chapter describes how to add and manage IP devices in your NVR. The IP devices mentioned in this manual mainly refer to IP camera (or network camera); sometimes they can also be Digital Video Server (DVS). Before you start, make sure the IP devices are connected to your NVR via network.

CAUTION!

An IP device should be connected to one NVR only. An IP device managed by multiple NVRs may cause unwanted issues.

Adding an IP Device

This section provides multiple options to add an IP device. Some options are only applicable to certain NVR models. Choose one as appropriate.

Option 1

1.Click Camera > Camera > Camera. The system automatically searches for IP devices and lists the discovered.
2.(Optional) To search a specified network segment, click Search Segment and then set the address range.
3.You may choose one of the following ways to add an IP device:
Click Add All to add all the discovered IP devices allowed (depending on channels supported by the NVR).
Click Custom Add. In the window displayed, enter the IP

address and complete other settings, and then click Add. You may also click Search Segment and add discovered cameras in the list.

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NOTE!

For a Digital Video Server (DVS), a window appears when you click
Add, and you need to select channels to add the connected
cameras.

Option 2

This option is not applicable to NVRs with PoE ports or switching ports.

1.Click in a window.
2.Select the desired IP device and then click Add.

Option 3

This option is only applicable to NVRs with PoE ports or switching ports. Connect an IP camera to a PoE port or a switching port with a network cable. The connected camera will be added to the NVR

automatically. Check status under Camera > Camera > Camera.

0 means live video from the camera is available. Click © to view

live video.

If the camera is connected via a network switch, click ışı under

Cam Config in the window displayed, set Add Mode to Manual

and then complete the settings correctly.

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NOTE!

» appears under Status if the power output from a PoE port is
below or above the rated power of the connected camera.

Option 4

Use this option to add an IP device that is connected to a different router, for example, when the NVR and the IP device are connected across the Internet.

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NOTE!

First you need to enable port mapping at Setup > Port > Port
Mapping
on the IP device's Web interface.

1.Click Camera > Camera, click Custom Add.
2.Choose an option:

By IP

a.On the IP device's Web interface, go to Setup > Port > Port Mapping, find the external IP (public IP) and external port number.
b.On the NVR: Select a protocol, enter the abovementioned IP address and port number, enter the username and password.
c.Click OK.

By MyDDNS

a. On the IP device's Web interface, go to Setup > Network > DDNS, enable DDNS, select MyDDNS, set a domain name and get the server address.

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NOTE!

After setting the domain name, check that you can use the device address to access the IP device's Web interface.
Make sure the MyDDNS server and the NVR are connected (ping the MyDDNS server from the NVR).
b.On the NVR: Select a protocol, enter the abovementioned server address, domain name, username and password.
c.Click OK.

By a domain name

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a.On the IP device's Web interface, go to Setup > Network > DDNS, enable DDNS, select DynDNS or NO-IP, enter the domain name that you set up on the DNS website, enter the username and password, and then click Save.
b.On the NVR: Select a protocol, enter the domain name mentioned above, and then enter the username and password. The port is the external port of the IP device.
c.Click OK.

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NOTE!

If Custom is selected for Protocol, the port is the mapped
external RTSP port of the IP device.
Do not add an IP device to an NVR using different methods (e.g., IP and MyDDNS) at the same time.
When an IP device is added by MyDDNS, domain name (NOIP or DynDNS), or IP (public IP+public port) and it is not connected to the same router as the NVR, alarm is configurable, but alarm push is not available.

Option 5

Use this option only when the IP device to add supports the standard RTSP, and all you need from the IP device are just view live and playback. IP devices added in this way cannot be configured from the NVR.

1.Click Camera > Camera.
2.Click Custom Add.
3.Click to select a camera in the list, select Custom from the Protocol drop-down list, and then click the Protocol button.
4.In the Protocol window, name the protocol, enter the RTSP port number, select a transmission protocol, input the resource paths, and then click Apply.

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NOTE!

Contact the camera manufacturer for resource paths.

5.Edit settings in the Add/Modify window as needed, including the IP address, username and password, and then click Add. Check status in the camera list.

Managing an IP Device

Manage IP devices under Camera > Camera > Camera.

Click @ to edit settings including the protocol, IP address,

port number, username and password. The Camera IP field displays the IP address that the current channel links to, and you may change the address so the channel links to another device. The username and password must be consistent with that of the IP camera.

Click Ei to delete an IP device, or select multiple IP devices

and then click Delete. Channels corresponding to PoE ports or switching ports cannot be deleted.

Click to change the IP address of an IP camera and the default gateway. A DVS' IP address cannot be editted from the NVR. means this function is not available.

Sort Cameras

Sort cameras to display in the desired order.

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NOTE!

This function is unavailable to NVRs with PoE ports or switching ports.
This chapter describes how to sort cameras on an NVR with more than 32 channels. For NVRs with 32 channels or less, you can sort cameras by dragging the mouse.

For example, to switch channel 1 with channel 4, click Sort Camera, and then follow the steps below:

1.In the left list, select the check box for channel 1, and then

click . Channel 1 now appears in the right list. Perform the same operations to channel 4.

2.In the right list, select channel 4 and then click . Now channel 4 appears at the previous line of channel 1 in the list. Perform the same operations to channel 1, so channel 1 appears at the previous line of channel 4 in the list.
3.Click Apply to save the setting, and then click Yes.

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NOTE!

To move a channel left or right, select the check box first; otherwise, the buttons are grayed.
To move a channel up or down, click the channel first; otherwise, the buttons are grayed.
A channel will be inserted to the first blank line in the left list unless you specified another line in the list by selecting the corresponding check box.
Save cannot be clicked when the right list is not empty. You need to clear the list first.

Fisheye Configuration

Only certain NVR models can dewarp images from fisheye cameras.

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NOTE!

Fisheye configuration is supported only by certain fisheye
cameras.

Configuration

1.Click Camera > Camera > Fisheye.

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2.Click under Edit. The Fisheye window appears.
3.Select a correct mounting mode and complete other settings accordingly.
4.Click OK.

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Dewarping

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NOTE!

Dewarping is available in live view and playback (in normal and
corridor playback modes). The operations are similar. The
following describes dewarping in live view.

Click Fisheye Mode on the window toolbar. The figure below appears. Set mounting mode and display mode.

Fisheye Mode x

Mount

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Display Mode

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Three mounting modes are available: ceiling, wall, desktop. Ceiling and desktop mounting modes use the same dewarping

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Operations Example: Ceiling Mount and Fisheye+3PTZ camera

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On a PTZ image, drag the mouse to rotate the image or use the scroll wheel to zoom in or out. A box appears on the fisheye image as the image rotates, and as you drag the box or move the scroll wheel on the fisheye image, the corresponding PTZ image rotates or zooms in or out as well.

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Advanced Functions

Upgrade connected IP cameras or restore default settings for cameras under Camera > Camera > Advanced.

Click Check to see if the version of the connected IP camera is up to date. You may upgrade cameras by cloud ( ) or by disk ( ) one by one, or select multiple cameras and then click Upgrade by Cloud or By Disk to upgrade cameras in batches.

OSD Configuration

On Screen Display (OSD) are characters displayed with video images, for example, camera name, date and time, and people counting statistics.

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Click Camera > OSD; or click

on the preview window toolbar.

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1.Select the desired camera.
2.Set camera name to display. Enable Show Name first, and set OSD camera name as needed:
3.If camera name is less than 20 characters, and camera name and OSD Camera Name (i.e., the camera name you want to overlay on video image) are same:

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a.Select Sync OSD Camera Name, then the OSD name will be synchronized with the camera name. This function is enabled by default.
b.Enter the camera name in the Name field. The name will

be displayed on video image.

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NOTE!

If camera name exceeds 20 characters, only the first 20 characters
will be used as the OSD camera name.

If camera name exceeds 20 characters, and you want to overlay a different camera name on video image:

a.Deselect Sync OSD Camera Name.
b.Enter the camera name in Name field.
c.Enter the OSD camera name.
3.Set time to display. Select Show Time, and select date and

time formats.

4.Set people counting statistics to display. Select Count People. You need to configure people counting function first. See People Counting for details.
5.Set font size and color as needed.

NOTE!

You may click Copy to apply the same settings to other cameras.

6.Click Apply to save the settings.

Image Configuration

1.Click Camera > Image.
2.Select the desired camera and scene.

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3.Adjust settings on the tabs as needed to achieve optimal images. See the following sections for detailed information.

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NOTE!

A scene can be selected only when supported by the IP
camera.
To restore default image settings, click Default in the lower
right corner. This function is available only when the camera
is connected to the NVR via the private protocol.
Image settings apply to both live and recorded videos.

Image enhancement

1.Click the Image Enhancement tab.
2.Adjust the settings as needed. Some important parameters

are described in the table below.

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Parameter

Description

Brightness

The greater the value, the brighter the images appear.

Saturation

The amount of color in a specified hue.

Contrast

The degree of difference between the lightest (white) and darkest (black) parts of an image. Setting a greater value increases contrast.

Hue

Purity of colors in an image.

Sharpness

Contrast of boundaries of objects in an image.

Noise

Reduction

Reduce noises in images to improve image quality.

Parameter

Description

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Normal: Displays images without rotation.
Flip Vertical: Displays images flipped vertically.
Flip Horizontal: Displays images flipped horizontally.

Image Rotation

180°: Displays images flipped vertically and horizontally.
90° CW and 90° CCW: Display images in corridor format. The camera must be installed correctly (rotated 90° clockwise or counterclockwise).

Exposure

1. Click the Exposure tab.

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2.Adjust the settings as needed. Some important parameters are described in the table below.

Parameter

Description

Exposure Mode

Select the correct exposure mode to achieve the desired exposure effect.

Shutter(s)

Shutter is used to control the light that comes into the lens. A fast shutter speed is ideal for scenes in quick motion. A slow shutter speed is ideal for scenes that change slowly.

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Parameter

Description

Gain(dB)

Control image signals so that the camera can output standard video signals in different light conditions.

Iris

Adjust iris opening of the lens to control the amount of incoming light.

Slow Shutter

Improves image brightness in low light conditions.

Slowest Shutter

Set the slowest shutter speed for the camera during exposure.

Compensation

Adjust the compensation value as required to achieve the desired image effects.

Day/Night Mode

Automatic: In this mode, the camera can automatically switch between night mode and day mode according to the ambient lighting condition to output optimum images.
Night: The camera outputs high-quality black and white images according to the ambient lighting condition.
Day: The camera outputs high-quality color images according to the ambient lighting condition.

Day/Night Sensitivity

Light threshold for switching between day mode and night mode. A higher sensitivity value means that the camera is more sensitive to the change of light and is therefore more easily to switch between day mode and night mode.

Day/Night

Switching(s)

Set the length of time before the camera switches between day mode and night mode after the switching conditions are met.

WDR

Enable WDR to ensure clear images in high contrast conditions.

WDR Level

After enabling WDR, you can improve image quality by adjusting the WDR level.

White balance

1.Click the White Balance tab.

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2. Adjust the settings on this tab. Some important parameters

are described in the table below.

Parameter

Description

White Balance

Adjust the red or blue offset of the image:

Auto: The camera adjusts the red or blue offset automatically according to the lighting condition (the color tends to be blue).
Finetune: Allow you to adjust the red or blue offset manually.

Red Offset

Adjust the red offset manually.

Blue Offset

Adjust the blue offset manually.

Advanced settings

2.Click the Advanced tab.
3.Use defog to improve image quality in foggy days.

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Privacy Mask Configuration

A privacy mask is an area of solid color covering certain parts of the monitored area. Privacy mask protects specified areas of

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images from being viewed and recorded. Multiple mask areas are allowed.

1.Click Camera > Privacy Mask.
2.Select the desired camera, select Enable Privacy Mask, click Add Area and then use the mouse to specify areas to mask. Up to eight areas are allowed. The areas are differentiated by different colors.

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3.

(Optional) To clear a mask area, click

4.Click Apply to save the settings.

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PTZ (pan, tilt and zoom) control is applicable to PTZ cameras only and may vary depending on the functions and protocols supported by the PTZ cameras. Refer to PTZ camera specifications for more details.

PTZ Control Window and PTZ Management Window

1.Click on the window toolbar. The PTZ Control window

appears. See PTZ Control Window Buttons for detailed descriptions.

2.Click the Set button. The PTZ Management window appears (can also be opened by clicking Camera > PTZ).

Table 5–1 PTZ Control Window Buttons

Button

Description

Control the rotation direction of the PTZ camera or stop rotation.

Adjust the zoom, focus, and iris of the PTZ camera.

Note: You can also zoom in or out using the scroll wheel on your mouse.

Control the rotation speed of the camera. 1 means the slowest, and 9 means the fastest.

Click to display the PTZ Management window.

Turn on/off the light.

Turn on/off the wiper.

Use 3D positioning.

Turn on/off the heater.

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Button

Description

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Turn on/off the function to remove snow.
Turn on/off PTZ shortcut operations.

Note:

Check that the 3D positioning, heater and snow removal functions are supported by the camera before using.
Use 3D positioning to zoom in or out. Dragging from top down zooms in. Dragging the other way zooms out.

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Preset button.

MO

Call a preset so the PTZ camera goes to the preset position.
Delete a preset

Note:  and are displayed for saved

presets only.

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Preset patrol, recorded patrol and auto guard. For detailed information, see Setting a Preset Patrol, Setting a Recorded Patrol, and Setting Auto Guard.

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Start or stop.

Setting and Calling a Preset

A preset position (preset for short), is a saved view used to quickly steer the PTZ camera to a specific position. A preset consists of the following settings: pan and tilt positions, zoom, focus, and iris. 1. Access the PTZ Management window. For the detailed steps, see PTZ Control Window and PTZ Management Window.

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2. Add presets.

a.Click the directional buttons to steer the PTZ camera to

the desired position.

b.Adjust the zoom, focus, and iris as needed.

c.

Select a preset number not in use, and then click

under Edit.

d.Repeat the above steps to add all the presets.

3. To call a preset, click for the corresponding number. The camera rotates to the preset position.

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NOTE!

Presets can also be triggered by alarms. See Alarm-Triggered
Actions for details.

Setting a Preset Patrol

Set the PTZ camera to patrol by presets (go from one preset to the next in specified order). Set presets first and then select some as keypoints.

Up to four patrol routes (Preset Patrol 1, 2, 3 and 4) are allowed for each PTZ camera. Each patrol route can have up to eight presets (keypoints).

After setting presets, follow the steps to set a preset patrol. The following uses preset patrol 1 as an example.

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1.In the PTZ Management window, click U . A window is

displayed as follows.

2.Select a preset from the drop-down list, set the duration (time the camera stays at the preset, unit: second), and then set the rotation speed (1: slowest, 9: fastest). Click OK to save the settings. The preset is added as a keypoint.
3.Repeat the above steps to add all presets (keypoints), and adjust the sequence of these presets by clicking

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or

4- Move Down

. Modify or delete a

preset by clicking or

Uli . Clicking

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will

delete all the added keypoints.

4.After completing the configuration, click Apply to save the

settings. Now keypoints for preset patrol 1 is complete.

5.

Click 13

right to the drop-down list to start preset patrol 1.

To stop, click

D.

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The duration ranges from 0 to 1800 seconds (default: 10). The rotation speed ranges from 1 to 9 levels (default: 5).

Setting a Recorded Patrol

This function requires the camera's support. The drop-down list and the buttons on the right are hidden if this function is not supported by the camera. Currently only one recorded patrol route is allowed.

Record a patrol, including the patrol route, the time that the camera stays at a certain direction, rotation speed, zoom, focus and focus.

1.Click to start recording. Steer the camera to the desired directions, adjust the zoom, focus, iris as needed during the process.

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2.

Click

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to stop recording. All the patrol actions have been

recorded.

3.

To start the recorded patrol, click

Q|. Click D

to stop.

Setting Auto Guard

The auto guard function instructs the PTZ camera to automatically perform a pre-configured operation after some period of inactivity.

This function is available in some cameras. The Auto Guard tab is hidden if it is not supported.

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Preset Configuration

Preset

OOl(PresetOOl)

Duration(s}

10

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Speed

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OK

Cancel

2.Click Auto Guard and then select Enable.
3.Select the desired mode from the drop-down list and then complete other settings accordingly. Click Apply to save the settings.

Enable

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Video recording has different levels of priority, which from high to low is: event recording, manual recording, and scheduled recording.

Encoding Settings

Recording

The parameters and options displayed may vary with camera model and version. Some functions may be unavailable if the camera version is too low. In this case, you need to upgrade the camera first.

1.Click Camera > Encoding.

Select the camera and then edit settings as needed. Some parameters are described in the table below.

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2.(Optional) Click Copy to apply some current settings such as bit rate and frame rate to other cameras.
3.Click Apply to save the settings.

Select Camera

Dl(Camera 04)

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Main Stream

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Capture Mode

1080P@25

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Stream Type

Normal

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Sub Stream

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Video Compression

H265

H265

Resolution

1920‘10BO(1080P)

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72O'576(D1)

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Bitrate Type

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CBR

*

Bit Rate(Kbps)

1024

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512

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Range

128-16384(Kbps)

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128-16384(Kbps)

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Frame Rate(fps)

25

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Image Quality

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Audio Stream

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Smart Encoding

Advanced Mode

V

Off

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Parameter

Description

Storage Mode

Five storage modes are available: Main Stream, Sub Stream, Main and Sub Stream, Main and Third Stream, Sub and Third Stream.

Note:

Only certain models support all the five modes.

Capture Mode

Combinations of resolutions and frame rates.

Note:

This parameter is effective only when the camera is connected to the NVR via the private protocol.

Stream Type

Normal: main stream is intended for scheduled recording.
Event: main stream is intended for recording triggered by events such as alarm inputs or motion detection alarms.
Sub Stream: low resolution video is intended for local or remote real-time monitoring.

Video Compression

Video compression standard, for example, H.264, H.265.

The listed options depend on the standards supported by the camera.

Resolution

Image resolution.

Bitrate Type

CBR: Constant Bit Rate (CBR) is used to maintain a specific bit rate by varying the quality of video streams. CBR is preferred when limited bandwidth is available. The disadvantage is that video quality will vary and may decrease significantly with increased motion in the scene.
VBR: When using Variable Bit Rate (VBR), video quality is kept as constant as possible, at the cost of a varying bit rate, regardless of whether or not there is motion in the image. VBR is ideal when

Parameter

Description

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high quality is a requirement, especially when there is motion in the picture.

Bit Rate(Kbps)

Number of bits transferred per second.

Select a value or select Custom and then set a value as needed.

Range

Bit rate range. Currently the range is fixed.

Frame Rate(fps)

Number of frames per second.

Image Quality

This parameter is effective only when Bitrate Type is set to VBR. 9 levels are provided.

I Frame Interval

Number of frames between two adjacent I frames.

I Frame Range

Range of I frames. Currently the range is fixed.

Smoothing

Use the slider to control the sudden increase of bit rate.

Audio Stream

Enable or disable audio stream.

Smart Encoding

The advanced mode achieves higher compression ratios.

Snapshot

Set resolution, image quality and snapshot interval for snapshots taken according to schedule or triggered by an event.

1.Click Camera > Snapshot.
2.Set the parameters as needed.

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Scheduled snapshot uses the Normal type of schedule.

Event-triggered snapshot is triggered by an event such as an and a motion detection alarm. Settings effective to event-triggered snapshot also apply to manual snapshot.

Snapshot interval is the length of time between two snapshots.
3.Click Apply to save the settings.

Draw or Edit a Schedule

Make a recording or snapshot schedule by drawing (pressing and dragging) or by editing (using the Edit button). The operations for recording and snapshot are similar, so this section only describes how to make a recording schedule.

1.Click Storage > Recording.
2.Select the camera from the list. Schedule is enabled by default. If it is disabled, select to enable it.
3.Set Pre-Record and Post-Record as needed.
4.(Applicable to some NVR models) To save a redundant copy of recordings, select Enable Redundant Recording and configure a redundant hard disk (see Disk Management for details).

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5.Click a color icon on the right under the Edit button and then draw a schedule on the left. You may also click Edit and set schedule details in the Edit Schedule window.

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NOTE!

When editing a schedule, you may clear the All Day check box and
set up to eight different periods for each day. To apply the settings
to other day(s), select the day(s) right to
Copy To.

6.Click Apply.
7.(Optional) Click Copy to apply the same settings to other cameras.

Scheduled Recording and Snapshot

Scheduled Recording

Scheduled recording records video according to the set schedule. It is different from manual recording and alarm-triggered recording. A 24×7 recording schedule is enabled by default and may be edited as needed to record video in specified periods only. See Draw or Edit a Schedule for the detailed steps. Make sure the schedule type is Normal. The set schedule appears in blue, which stands for scheduled recording.

Scheduled Snapshot

Configure scheduled snapshot under Storage > Snapshot. Scheduled snapshot is similar to scheduled recording (see Scheduled Recording for details). Make sure the schedule type is Normal.

Motion Detection Recording and Snapshot

When enabled, a motion detection alarm occurs if an object inside the detection area moves to a certain extent (see Motion Detection for more details). Motion detection alarms can trigger actions including recording and snapshot.

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Motion Detection Recording

1.Click Alarm > Motion.
2.Select the camera from the list, and then select the check box to enable motion detection.

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NOTE!

Motion detection is enabled on the NVR by default. Unless
modified, the detection area covers the full screen, and
recording is triggered only for the current camera. The
settings remain if you disable motion detection and then
enable it.
An alarm icon appears in the upper right corner when motion is detected.
3.In the preview window on the left side, click and drag your mouse to specify a motion detection area (red grid). Use the slider to adjust detection sensitivity.

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4.Configure motion detection recording: click right to

Trigger Actions, click the Recording tab, select the desired camera, and then click OK.

5.(Optional) Configure an arming schedule (time when actions

will be triggered): click right to Arming Schedule and then set time periods as needed.

6.Set a recording schedule under Storage > Recording. For the detailed steps, see Draw or Edit a Schedule. Make sure the schedule type is Motion. The set schedule appears in green,

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which stands for motion detection recording. The following figure shows an example.

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Motion Detection Snapshot

Motion detection snapshot is similar to motion detection recording. Enable and configure motion detection alarm first (see steps 1 to 3 in Motion Detection Recording for details), and then proceed with the following steps.

1.Set motion detection snapshot under Alarm > Motion: click

right to Trigger Actions. In the window displayed, click

the Snapshot tab, select the desired camera, and then click OK.

2.Set a snapshot schedule under Storage > Snapshot. For the detailed steps, see Draw or Edit a Schedule. Make sure the schedule type is Motion.

Alarm Triggered Recording and Snapshot

Set input alarms to trigger recording and snapshot. See Alarm Input and Output for more details.

Alarm Triggered Recording

1.Click Alarm > Input/Output > Alarm Input.
2.Set alarm input: click for the desired camera. In the

window displayed, select Enable, select N.O. (normally open) or N.C. (normally closed) trigger mode, and then click OK.

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NOTE!

To apply the same settings to other camera(s), click Copy and then select the desired camera(s).

3.

Set alarm triggered recording: click

under Trigger

Actions. In the window displayed, click the Recording tab, select the desired camera, and then click OK.

4.Set a schedule under Storage > Recording. For the detailed

steps, see Draw or Edit a Schedule. Make sure the schedule type is Alarm. The set schedule appears in red, which stands for alarm-triggered recording. The following shows an example.

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Alarm Triggered Snapshot

Alarm triggered snapshot is similar to alarm triggered recording. Enable and configure alarm input first (see steps 1 to 2 in Alarm Triggered Recording for details), and then proceed with the following steps.

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1.Set alarm triggered snapshot: Click under Trigger Actions.

In the window displayed, click the Snapshot tab, select the desired camera, and then click OK.

2.Set a snapshot schedule under Storage > Snapshot. For the detailed steps, see Draw or Edit a Schedule. Make sure the schedule type is Alarm.

Manual Recording and Snapshot

Manual Recording

Right click on the preview window, select Manual in the shortcut menu. Click the Manual Recording tab, select the desired camera and then click Start. To stop manual recording, select the camera and then click Stop.

Manual Recording

Manual

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Manual Snapshot

Manual snapshot is similar to manual recording. Right click and select Manual > Manual Snapshot, select the desired camera, and then click Start. Click Stop to stop.

Holiday Recording and Snapshot

Holiday recording and snapshot allows you to specify certain time periods as holidays for scheduled recording and snapshot. Specify

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certain date(s) as holidays first, and then configure recording or snapshot schedules for these days.

Holiday Recording

1.Click System > Time > Holiday.
2.Click the Add button in the lower right corner. The Holiday window is displayed. Complete the settings including the holiday name, start and end dates. By default a holiday is enabled when added and does not repeat.

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3.Click OK. The holiday appears in the list.
4.Click Storage > Recording and then set a recording schedule as described in Draw or Edit a Schedule. Make sure Holiday is selected in the Select Day drop-down list. In the following example, motion detection recording is enabled on the set holiday.

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Holiday Snapshot

Holiday snapshot is similar to holiday recording. First you set holidays under System > Time > Holiday, and then configure a snapshot schedule under Storage > Snapshot. Set a snapshot schedule as described in Scheduled Recording. Make sure Holiday is selected from the Select Day drop-down list.

Other Recording and Snapshot Types

Other recording and snapshot types:

Event: Including the types below and VCA. Any of these types

will trigger event recording/snapshot.

Motion detection and alarm triggered (M and A for short): recording or snapshot is triggered only when a motion detection alarm AND an input alarm occur simultaneously.
Motion detection or alarm triggered (M or A for short): recording or snapshot is triggered when a motion detection alarm OR an input alarm occurs.

When you choose an Event type of recording or snapshot, enable the corresponding alarm function and configured alarm-triggered recording/snapshot. The configuration steps are similar. See Motion Detection Recording and Snapshot for more details.

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Instant Playback

Instant playback plays the video recorded during the last 5 minutes and 30 seconds. If no recording is found, there is no recording during this period.

1.

Click the desired window, and then click

on the toolbar

to start instant playback.

2.You may drag the slider to control the progress. Pause and resume as needed.

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Playback Toolbar

Table 7–1 Playback Toolbar Buttons

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Playback by Camera and Date

Use this method to search and play recordings by camera and date.

1.Click on the preview window, then right click and choose Playback to start playback.

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NOTE!

In playback window, you can select multiple cameras for synchronous playback. Clicking Max. Camera selects the maximum number of cameras allowed, and clicking Close All stops playback for all cameras. The performance varies with NVR model.

2.

Select the desired date on the calendar and then click

to

start playback. Double-clicking the date will start playback directly.

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The calendar uses different flags to indicate different
recording types. No flag means no recording. The blue flag
means normal recording. The red flag means event-triggered
recording.
In the drop-down list right to playback mode: HD means video
recorded with the main or sub stream;
SD means video
recorded with the third stream.

Playback in Corridor Mode

Play recordings in corridor mode in multiple windows.

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1.In the playback window, select Corridor above the progress bar.
2.Select cameras and then double-click the desired date to start playback.

Playback by Tag

Add tags named with keywords such as event name and location to a recording and use tags to quickly locate the part of the video you need during playback.

Button

Description

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Show playback progress.

Note:

A small window displaying video of the selected window is displayed as you drag the slider, helping locate the part

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of the video you want to view.

The first progress bar indicates playback progress of the video playing in the highlighted window. The second indicates the overall playback progress for all the selected cameras.

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Timeline.

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Zoom in or out on the timeline.

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Note: Alternatively, scroll your

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mouse wheel.

///

Play, pause, stop, and reverse.

/

Rewind or forward 30 seconds.

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Slow down or speed up.

/

Note: Click to restore the normal playback speed after clicking , and vice versa.

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Forward by frame.

/

Start or stop clipping video.

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Take a snapshot. The window borders will flash white.

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H

Lock.

a

Manage files (clips, snapshots, locked files, tags).

Button

Description

s

Zoom in on images. For more details, see Zoom.

.

Set fisheye mounting mode and display mode.

.

Enable/disable POS (available to certain NVR models).

When enabled, POS OSD appears on the screen, and some toolbar buttons are deactivated.

These buttons only appear in two playback modes: playback by camera and data and playback by POS.

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POS OSD duration (how long POS OSD appears on screen) varies with playback mode. For playback by camera and date, the duration is fixed to 5 seconds. For playback by POS, the duration is configurable. See Playback by Camera and Date and Playback by POS for more details.

/ S3

Turn off/on audio.

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Adjust sound volume for the current window.

Adding a Tag

1.Right-click and then click choose Playback.
2.Click i on the window toolbar, and then set the tag name.
3.To manage the added tags, click B on the screen toolbar, and then rename or delete tags as needed.

Playback by Tag

1.In the playback window, click Video Retrieval, select Tag Search from the drop-down list in the upper left corner.
2.Select cameras, set the time period, and then click Search.

Search results, if there are any, are displayed with names of cameras and tags.

3.Click © for the desired tag to start playback. You may use

the Start Before and Stop After drop-down lists to set when the tagged video starts and ends.

Playback by Motion Detection

Search for and play recordings triggered by motion detection during a specified time period.

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NOTE!

Make sure motion detection is enabled and alarm-triggered
recording has been configured before you use this function. See
Motion Detection and Alarm-Triggered Actions for details.

1.In the playback window, click Video Retrieval, select Motion from the drop-down list in the upper left corner.
2.Select the desired camera, set the time period, and then click Search.
3.Click for the desired recording to start playback.

Playback by Video Loss

Search for and play recordings triggered by video loss during a specified time period.

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NOTE!

Make sure video loss alarm is enabled and alarm-triggered
recording has been configured before you use this function. See
Video Loss and Alarm-Triggered Actions for details.

1.In the playback window, click Video Retrieval, select Video Loss from the drop-down list in the upper left corner.
2.Select the desired camera, set the time period, and then click Search.
3.Click for the desired recording to start playback.

Playback by Smart Search

This function provides an efficient way to review recordings containing smart search results such as detected motions. In smart playback mode, the system analyzes recordings for smart

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search results. If such results are detected, the progress bar is highlighted in green, and the video plays at the normal speed, allowing you enough time to catch details; otherwise, the video plays at 16x speed to save time.

1.In the playback window, select Smart above the progress bar.
2.Click © for the desired camera to start smart playback.
3.Click . The smart search window is displayed. By default,

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the full screen is the smart search area. To clear all, click

to restore the full-screen search area, click

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4.Set smart search rules, including detection area and

sensitivity.

5.Click to start search. To quit, click @.

Playback by External File

Use this function to play recordings stored in an external storage device, for example, a USB drive or a portable USB hard drive.

1.In the playback window, click [13 on the screen toolbar.
2.Click Refresh and then wait for the NVR to read the external

storage device.

3.Select the desired recording file and then click to start

playback.

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Playback by Image

Specify an image type (for example, Normal or Motion) to search for and play images from one or more cameras during a specified time period.

1.In the playback window, click Video Retrieval, select Picture Search from the drop-down list in the upper left corner.
2.Select a type from the Type drop-down list in the upper right corner.
3.Select the desired camera(s), set the desired time period, and then click Search.
4.Click the desired file to start playback.

Playback by POS

Use this function to play recordings of a POS machine.

1.In the playback window, click Video Retrieval, select POS Search from the drop-down list in the upper left corner.
2.Select the desired camera, set the time period, enter keywords and then click Search.

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NOTE!

Keywords allow special characters & (means AND) and | (means
OR).

3.

Click s to display overlay content.

4.

Click

to start playback.

File Management

File management allows you to manage video clips, tags, snapshots taken during playback, and lock or unlock files.

1.Take snapshot during playback.

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In playback page, play the recording until the desired
image appears.

b.

Click

in the playback window to take a snapshot.

c.

Click and then click the Playback Image tab to view

the snapshot.

d. Select the desired image file(s) and then click Backup to save them to the storage device.

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NOTE!

The image resolution depends on the resolution from the output interface and the number of windows displayed when the snapshot is taken.

2.Lock files. Use this function to lock a recording file so it will

not be overwritten. To lock a recording file will prevent all the files stored in the same disk partition (254.4MB in size) from being overwritten.

a.Play the recording you want to lock.
b.Click El in the playback window.
c.Click El and then click the Locked File tab to view the

locked file. To unlock a file, click

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and the icon

changes to

To back up a file, select the file and then

click Backup.

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Recording Backup

Backup, also known as recording backup, is the process of querying video stored on a hard disk of the NVR and then saving to a USB storage device or a DVD-R disc as a file.

Recording backup has the following conditions:

Back up using a USB storage device: format the partition in

FAT32 or NTFS format; connect the storage device correctly to the NVR.

Back up using a disc: use a GP65NB60 DVD burner. Make sure

the DVD-R disc is empty, and the burner is correctly connected to the NVR.

Permission is required.
The recording to back up is stored on a hard disk of the NVR.

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NOTE!

The default file format is .mp4 when you back up recordings
to a USB storage device.
When backing up using a disc, recordings are saved as .TS

files only.

Normal Backup

1.Click Backup > Recording. All cameras are selected by default.
2.Set search conditions and then click Search. Search results

are displayed.

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NOTE!

You can lock/unlock and play recording files in this window.

3.Select the desired recording(s) and then click Backup.

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4.Select a partition.

Back up to USB storage device. Set the destination in the USB storage device and then click Backup. The recording(s) will be saved to the specified directory.

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NOTE!

You may want to create a new folder for the recording(s) by
clicking
New Folder.
If the connected storage device has a capacity that is greater
than 2T, clicking
Format will format the device to NTFS file
system; if the capacity is 2T or less, the device will be
formatted to FAT32 or NTFS. Only certain devices can format
a storage device that has a greater capacity than 2T.
A progress bar (e.g., Exporting X/Y) is displayed to indicate
the progress, where
X indicates the current number being
backed up, and
Y indicates the total number of recordings. To
cancel the operation, click
Cancel.
A backup file is named in this format:

camera name-recording start time.file extension.

For example, Ch9-20150630183546.mp4.

Back up to a DVD-R disc: Set the destination and then click

Backup. The recording(s) will be saved to the specified directory.

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NOTE!

Before you start burning, check that the video to back up was
not compressed using smart encoding.
Clicking Cancel before burning is finished will cause the disc
unusable.
When burning is finished, wait for the drive to eject itself. Do

not eject the drive manually.

The NVR does not support playback of recordings saved on a disc.

Video Clip Backup

A recording can be clipped and saved to a USB storage device.

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1.Open the playback window. For the detailed steps, see

Playback.

2.After playback starts, click  on the playback toolbar to clip

videos.

3.Click g| and then click the Video Clip tab to view video clips.
4.Select the desired video clip(s) and then click Backup.
5.Select a destination in the USB storage device and then click

Backup. The selected video clips are saved to the specified directory.

Image Backup

The default format of image backup is JPG.

1.Click Backup > Image.
2.Set search conditions and then click Search. Search results

are displayed.

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NOTE!

The image resolution depends on the resolution from the output
interface and the number of windows displayed when the
snapshot is taken.

3.Select the desired file(s) and then click Backup.
4.Select a destination in the USB storage device and then click

Backup. The selected files are saved to the specified directory.

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Alarm Input and Output

Alarm Input

1.Click Alarm > Input/Output > Alarm Input.
2.Click for the desired camera. In the Alarm Input window,

select Enable to enable alarm input.

3.Select the normally open (N.O.) or normally closed (N.C.)

trigger mode, and then click OK.

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under Trigger Actions and then set action(s) to

4. Click

trigger. For more details, see Alarm-Triggered Actions.

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NOTE!

4.The number of cameras that can be connected may vary with
NVR model.
5.Actions that can be triggered may vary with alarm type.

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5.Click under Arming Schedule and then set the time

when actions will be triggered.

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The default schedule is 24×7. You may change it as needed
and set up to eight different periods for each day. Time
periods cannot overlap.
To apply the same arming schedule to other days, select the intended days and then click Copy To.
To apply the same settings to other cameras, click Copy, select cameras, and then click OK.

Alarm Output

1.Click Alarm > Input/Output > Alarm Output.
2.Click under Edit for the desired camera, and then set the default status and duration. After you have completed the settings, click OK.

3.

Click

under Arming Schedule and then set the time

when actions will be triggered.

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To apply the same settings to other cameras, click Copy, select
cameras, and then click
OK.

Motion Detection

When enabled, a motion detection alarm occurs if an object inside the detection area moves to certain extent, and an alarm icon appears in the upper right corner.

Motion detection is enabled on the NVR by default. Unless modified, the detection area covers the full screen, and recording is triggered only for the current camera. The settings remain if you disable motion detection and then enable it.

1.Click Alarm > Motion.
2.Select the desired camera and then select Enable to enable motion detection.
3.Use the mouse to draw a detection area, and drag the slider to set detection sensitivity, target object size, and duration. The higher the sensitivity, the more likely a moving object will be detected.

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Click ^

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right to Trigger Actions and set action(s) to trigger.

For more details, see Alarm-Triggered Actions.

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NOTE!

The number of cameras that can be connected may vary with
NVR model.
Actions that can be triggered may vary with alarm type.
5.(Optional) Click right to Arming Schedule and then set

the time when actions will be triggered.

NOTE!

The default schedule is 24×7. You may change it as needed
and set up to eight different periods for each day. Time
periods cannot overlap.
To apply the same arming schedule to other days, select the
intended days and then click
Copy To.
6.Click Apply to save the settings.
7.(Optional) Click Copy to apply the same settings to other cameras.

Tampering Detection

A tampering detection alarm occurs when the camera lens is covered.

1.Click Alarm > Tampering.
2.Select the desired camera and then select Enable to enable

tampering detection.

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3.Click ta right to Trigger Actions and set action(s) to trigger. For more details, see Alarm-Triggered Actions.
4.(Optional) Click ^ right to Arming Schedule and then set the time when actions will be triggered.
5.(Optional) Click Copy to apply the same settings to other cameras.
6.Click Apply to save the settings.

Human Body Detection

Human body detection alarms occur when the presence of human beings is detected in the specified area.

1. Click Alarm > Human Body Detection.

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2.Enable human body detection by selecting the check box

3.

Click U, and then draw detection area.

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Note:

Only one detection area is allowed for each camera.

4.Set detection sensitivity. The higher the sensitivity, the more likely a human body will be detected.

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5.Click right to Trigger Actions and set action(s) to trigger. For more details, see Alarm-Triggered Actions.
6.(Optional) Click right to Arming Schedule and then set the time when actions will be triggered.
7.Click Apply to save the settings.

Video Loss

A video loss alarm occurs when the NVR loses video signals from a camera. Video loss alarm is enabled by default.

1.Click Alarm > Video Loss. To disable video loss alarm for a channel, click , which then changes to .
2.Click under Trigger Actions and set action(s) to trigger.

For more details, see Alarm-Triggered Actions.

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NOTE!

Video loss alarm cannot trigger recording, preset, preview (live
view) and snapshot actions for the current camera.

3.Click under Arming Schedule and then set the time

when actions will be triggered.

4.(Optional) Click Copy to apply the same settings to other

cameras.

Alert

The NVR reports an alert when an event occurs in the system. The following are some alerts and their definitions in the system.

Running Out of Space: Less than 10% of disk space remains.

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Space Used Up: No disk space.
Disk Offline: A disk is not properly connected or is damaged.
Disk Abnormal: A disk can be detected but cannot be

accessed.

Illegal Access: A failed login attempt for a username that does not exist or a password that is incorrect.
Network Disconnected: Network connection is lost.
IP Conflict: Devices on the network use the same IP address.
Recording/Snapshot Abnormal: Storage resource cannot be found, for example, when all hard disks are removed, or when there is no disk in disk group 1 (see Disk Group for more information).

Perform the following steps to configure an alert:

1.Click Alarm > Alert.
2.Select an alert type, select the desired actions, and then select the camera(s) for which you want to enable alarm output.

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3.Click Apply to save the settings.

Buzzer

The buzzer can be triggered by alarms to alert the user. Follow the steps to set how long the buzzer will buzz after it is triggered.

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1. Click Alarm > Buzzer.

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2.Set the duration as needed. The range is from 1 to 600 seconds.
3.Click Apply to save the settings.

Alarm-Triggered Actions

An alarm can trigger actions, for example, buzzer, recording, and preview. The supported actions may vary with NVR model.

Alarm-Triggered Buzzer

The NVR makes a buzzing sound when an alarm occurs.

Alarm-Triggered E-mail

The NVR e-mails an alarm message to a specified email address when an alarm occurs.

Alarm-Triggered Pop-up Window

A window pops up when an alarm occurs.

Alarm-Triggered Recording

The NVR records video from a specified camera when an alarm occurs.

Alarm-Triggered Snapshot

The NVR takes a snapshot when an alarm occurs.

Alarm-Triggered Preset

A PTZ camera rotates to a preset position when an alarm occurs.

Alarm-Triggered Preview

The NVR plays live video in full screen when an alarm occurs.

Alarm-Triggered Alarm Output

The NVR outputs an alarm to trigger actions by a third-party device when an alarm occurs.

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Manual Alarm

Manual Alarm Output

Follow the steps to trigger or clear an alarm output manually.

1.Right click and select Manual > Manual Alarm.
2.To trigger an alarm output manually, select the desired channel and then click Trigger. To clear an alarm output manually, select the desired channel and then click Clear.

Manual Buzzer

Follow the steps to stop the buzzer manually.

1.Right click and select Manual > Buzzer.
2.Select the buzzer (in Started status) and then click Stop.

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VCA Configuration

Basic Configuration

Click VCA > VCA Config. The Basic page is displayed. Select the camera and then select Save VCA Images if you want to use the VCA search function.

Face Detection

Face detection is used to detect human faces in a specified surveillance area.

1. Click VCA > VCA Config > Face Detection.

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3.Select the camera and then select Enable Face Snapshot.
4.Select the detection area. You may choose full screen or specify an area to detect. If you select Specify Area, click Draw Area and then draw a detection area using the mouse.
5.Set face detection sensitivity. The higher the sensitivity, the

more likely a face will be detected.

Note:

The lower the sensitivity, the less likely a side face or blurring face will be detected. Adjust detection sensitivity as needed to achieve optimal effects.

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Configure trigger actions. Click right to Trigger Actions

and set action(s) to trigger. For more details, see Alarm-

Triggered Actions.

6.Configure an arming schedule. Click right to Arming

Schedule and then set the time when actions will be triggered.

7.Click right to Advanced, and complete the settings.
Set the total number of snapshots to take for a face during the detection. Up to 30 snapshots are allowed.
Set the maximum and minimum face width. Face width in the picture within this range will be detected. The larger the range, the more likely a face will be detected. Adjust the width as needed to achieve optimal effects.

Intrusion detection is used to detect objects entering specified area(s) and trigger actions as needed.

1.Click VCA > VCA Config > Intrusion Detection.

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2.Select the camera and then select Enable to enable intrusion detection.
3.Draw detection areas on the screen and set detection rules including sensitivity, threshold and percentage. Up to four areas are allowed. The threshold means the minimum length of time an object stays in the detection area(s). The percentage means the proportion of target object size to the size of the detection area. An alarm occurs when the threshold or the percentage is exceeded.
4.Click ^ right to Trigger Actions and set action(s) to trigger.

For more details, see Alarm-Triggered Actions.

5.(Optional) Click ^ right to Arming Schedule and then set the time when actions will be triggered.
6.Click Apply to save the settings.

Cross Line Detection

Cross line detection is used to detect whether any object crosses a virtual line on the screen and trigger alarms as needed.

1. Click VCA > VCA Config > Cross Line Detection.

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2. Select the camera and then select Enable to enable cross line

detection.

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3.Draw detection line(s). Up to four are allowed. Set detection rules, including entrance direction, sensitivity.
4.Click right to Trigger Actions and set action(s) to trigger.

For more details, see Alarm-Triggered Actions.

5.(Optional) Click right to Arming Schedule and then set the time when actions will be triggered.
6.Click Apply to save the settings.

Audio Detection

An audio detection alarm occurs when a camera detects a sudden change in sound volume.

1.Click VCA > VCA Config > Audio Detection.
2.Select the camera and then select Enable to enable audio detection.

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3.Click right to Trigger Actions and set action(s) to trigger.

For more details, see Alarm-Triggered Actions.

4.(Optional) Click  right to Arming Schedule and then set

the time when actions will be triggered.

5. Select a detection type and adjust the settings as needed.

Detection Type

Description

Sudden Rise

An alarm occurs when the rise of volume exceeds the set value.

Sudden Fall

An alarm occurs when the fall of volume exceeds the set value.

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Detection Type

Description

Sudden Change

An alarm occurs when the rise or fall of volume exceeds the set value.

Threshold

An alarm occurs when the volume exceeds the set value.

6. Click Apply to save the settings.

People Counting

People counting is used to count people entering or leaving an area. Only certain NVR models support this function. This function cannot be used at the same time with other VCA functions (face detection, intrusion detection, cross line detection, defocus detection and scene change detection).

1. Click VCA > VCA Config > People Counting.

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2.Select the camera and then select Enable Shoulder Demarcation. Draw a virtual line on the screen to set the minimum width of detection. People narrower than the set width will be ignored.
3.Click the Draw button and then draw rules on the left. Set entrance direction and sensitivity as needed.
4.By selecting Enable Clear by Schedule, you can have people

counting OSD reset at a specified time every day. You may also click Clear Counting Result to clear the OSD immediately. Resetting people counting OSD only changes the OSD. It does not change report statistics.

5.Click Apply to save the settings.

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Defocus Detection

Use defocus detection to check whether the camera focuses properly.

1.Click VCA > VCA Config > Defocus Detection.
2.Select the desired camera and then select Enable to enable defocus detection.

3.Click right to Trigger Actions and set action(s) to trigger.

For more details, see Alarm-Triggered Actions.

4.(Optional) Click  right to Arming Schedule and then set

the time when actions will be triggered.

5.Set detection sensitivity and then click Apply to save the settings.

Scene Change Detection

Use scene change detection to detect the change of surveillance environment caused by external factors such as intentional rotation of the camera.

1.Click VCA > VCA Config > Scene Change Detection.
2.Select the desired camera and then select Enable to enable scene change detection.

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3. Click

right to Trigger Actions and set action(s) to trigger.

For more details, see Alarm-Triggered Actions.

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(Optional) Click ^

right to Arming Schedule and then set

the time when actions will be triggered.

5. Set detection sensitivity and then click Apply to save the settings.

Auto Tracking

Auto tracking detects moving objects in the scene and automatically tracks the first object detected.

1.Click VCA > VCA Config > Auto Tracking.
2.Select the desired camera and then select Enable to enable auto tracking.

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Click right to Trigger Actions and set action(s) to trigger.

For more details, see Alarm-Triggered Actions.

4.(Optional) Click ^ right to Arming Schedule and then set the time when actions will be triggered.
5.Set tracking mode (currently only Panoramic). Set tracking timeout and zoom ratio.

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Tracking Timeout(s) means the maximum length of time the camera tracks an object automatically. The range is 1-300 seconds and the default is 30 seconds. When the tracking timeout is over, the camera stops tracking and restores the original scene and status.
Zoom means zoom ratio and includes Auto (default) and

Current Zoom. Auto means the camera automatically adjusts the zoom ratio according to the tracking distance and thus captures more details on the tracking object; Current Zoom means the camera maintains the original zoom ratio during tracking and thus attends to the whole scene.

6.Click Apply to save the settings.

Object Left Behind

Detect object left behind in specified areas and trigger an alarm.

1. Click VCA > VCA Config > Object Left Behind.

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2. Select the camera and select Enable to enable detection of

objects left behind.

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to draw detection areas.

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NOTE!

When drawing a detection area, you can use up to 6 points to
specify the area. Up to 4 detection areas area allowed.

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4.Set sensitivity and time threshold:
Sensitivity: The higher the sensitivity, the more likely

an object left behind will be detected.

Time Threshold: An alarm will be triggered when the length of time an object is left behind in a detection area exceeds this value.
5.Click right to Trigger Actions and set action(s) to trigger.

For more details, see Alarm-Triggered Actions.

6.(Optional) Click right to Arming Schedule and then set the time when actions will be triggered.
7.Click Apply to save the settings.

Detect object removed from specified areas and trigger an alarm.

1.Click VCA > VCA Config > Object Removed.

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2. Select the camera and select Enable to enable detection of

objects removed.

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NOTE!

When drawing a detection area, you can use up to 6 points to
specify the area. Up to 4 detection areas area allowed.

4.Set sensitivity and time threshold:
Sensitivity: The higher the sensitivity, the more likely

an object will be detected.

Time Threshold: An alarm will be triggered when the length of time an object is missing in specified areas exceeds this value.
5.Click right to Trigger Actions and set action(s) to trigger.

For more details, see Alarm-Triggered Actions.

6.(Optional) Click right to Arming Schedule and then set

the time when actions will be triggered.

7.Click Apply to save the settings.

VCA Search

VCA means Video Content Analysis. VCA search searches VCA data including behavior, human face, and people counting. Only certain NVR models support this function. You need to select Save VCA Images under VCA > VCA Config > Basic before using behavior search and face search functions.

Face Search

Use face search to search for recordings triggered by detected faces.

1.Click VCA > VCA Search > Face.
2.Select cameras, set a search period, and then click Search. Search results are displayed.

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3.View search results in a chart or table. Back up search results (including images and recordings) as needed. To view videos recorded when the face was detected (around 10 seconds before and after), click the play button. The following shows an example.

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Vehicle Search

Search vehicle snapshots based on vehicle control events.

1.Click VCA > VCA Search > Vehicle.

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2.Select the camera, set the time range, license plate number, vehicle color, and plate number.
3.Click Search.

Note:

Double click to zoom in on the snapshot.

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Behavior Search

Use behavior search to search for recordings triggered by detected behaviors including cross line and intrusion.

1.Click VCA > VCA Search > Behavior.
2.Select camera(s), set a search period, select a search type, and then click Search. Search results are displayed.
3.View search results in a chart or table. Back up search results (including images and recordings) as needed. To view videos recorded when the behavior was detected (around 10 seconds before and after), click the play button.

People Counting

Use people counting to count people entering and/or leaving an area during a specified period (day, week or year).

1.Click VCA > VCA Search > Counting.
2.Select the camera, counting type (people entered or left), report type (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly), set a time period, and then click Count. Search results are displayed. You may choose to display search results in a chart or table. When you click a bar, statistics of the selected camera(s) are displayed
3.(Optional) To save the counting statistics to a connected USB storage device, click Backup.

Heat Map

Heat map is used to monitor passenger flow in specified area and to display the data in the form of an image by using warm-to-cool color spectrums. The warmer the color, the higher the density of the passenger flow.

1.Click VCA > VCA Search > Heat Map.
2.Select the camera and the report type, then click Count.

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Click Backup to export the counting statistics to a storage
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Network configuration is required if your NVR operates in a network shared by other devices.

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NOTE!

The default IP address is 192.168.1.30 for NIC 1 and 192.168.2.30
for NIC 2.

Basic Configuration

TCP/IP

1.Click Network > Basic.
2.Set the network parameters as needed. DHCP is enabled by default.

You can choose a working mode if the NVR has two NICs:

Multi-address mode: The two NICs work independently

and can be configured separately. Either NIC can be chosen as the default route; data will be forwarded through this NIC when the NVR connects to the extranet.

Load balance mode: The two NICs are bound to the same IP address and work together to share network traffic.
Net fault-tolerance mode: The two NICs are bound to the same IP address. In cases where one NIC fails, the other takes over service seamlessly from the faulty one to ensure network connectivity.

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3. Click Apply to save the settings.

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NOTE!

For an NVR with multiple NICs, you can configure the NICs and choose a default route (currently NIC1).
If your NVR has a PoE port or a switching port, you can configure an internal NIC IPv4 address.

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CAUTION!

If you switch the working mode, the enabled 802.1x and ARP protection will be disabled automatically.
The valid MTU ranges from 576 to 1500 (1280-1500 for IPv6). To use IPv6, make sure the NVR and PC can connect to each other using IPv6 addresses. To view live or recorded videos, make sure the IPv4 addresses are also connectable.

P2P

The NVR allows access from the cloud website or from the mobile

surveillance app. You need to sign up for a cloud account at www.star4live.com first.

1.Click Network > Basic > P2P.
2.P2P is enabled by default.
3.To add the NVR to cloud at the cloud website: Log in to your account at www.star4live.com and then add the NVR by entering the register code and device name.
4.To add the NVR to cloud using the app: Scan the QR code with the app. You need to download and install the app on your mobile first. Contact your dealer for details.

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You may access the NVR through cloud if the device status is Online. The username is your cloud account name, and the device name is the name you entered at the cloud website.
If the device is offline, the possible causes will be displayed for your reference.
To delete the NVR from cloud, click Delete.
5.Click Apply to save the settings.

DDNS

If your NVR is connected to the Internet through PPPoE, the IP address of the network changes every time it connects to the ISP server without your awareness. This is inconvenient when you remotely access your NVR with an IP address. To avoid this issue, you can register with an DDNS server to obtain a domain name for your NVR and then access your NVR by visiting the domain name instead of an IP address (http://DDNS server address/NVR's domain name) using a web browser.

1.Click System > Network > DDNS.
2.Enable DDNS, select a DDNS type, and then complete other settings.
If the DDNS type is DynDNS or No-IP, enter the domain name, username and password. The domain name is the one that you successfully registered at a domain name registration website (e.g., DynDNS). The username and password are those of the account you registered at the domain name registration website (e.g., DynDNS).

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DDNS Type

Server Address

Port

Domain Name

Username

Password

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3.Click Apply to save the settings.

Port Mapping

Two port mapping methods are available:

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
Internal and external mapping

UPnP

UPnP enables the NVR to discover other devices on the network and establish network services such as data sharing and communication.

To use UPnP in your NVR, enable UPnP in the connected router. With UPnP enabled for Network Address Translation (NAT), the ports on the NVR can be mapped automatically to the router, and computers can access your NVR from outside the LAN.

1.Click Network > Basic.
2.UPnP is enabled by default. Select the desired mapping type from the drop-down list. To map ports manually, select Manual and then set external ports for the router.

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NOTE!

Automatic mapping (Auto) is recommended. Ports will
conflict if not configured properly.
For an NVR with multiple NICs, port mapping should be configured based on the NIC specified as the default route.

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3. Click Refresh and check that Active is displayed for these

ports under UPnP Status.

4. Click Apply to save the settings.

Manual Port Mapping

If your router does not support UPnP, configure the internal and external ports manually.

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NOTE!

The principle of port mapping is that the internal and
external ports of the NVR are consistent with that of the
router.
Some routers may require the same internal and external ports for the NVR and the router.
1.Click Network > Basic.
2.Select Manual for Mapping Mode, and then set external

ports manually.

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3.Click Apply to save the settings.

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NOTE!

After port mapping is completed, you can access the Web client of your NVR by entering the following information in the address bar of your web browser: router's WAN port IP address: external HTTP port. For example, if 10.2.2.10 is the IP address and 82 is the HTTP port, then you enter http://10.2.2.10:82.

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Platform Configuration

SNMP

Use SNMP to connect to a platform and obtain system time.

1. Click Network > Platform. Select Enable SNMP.

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2. Select an SNMP type.

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Snmp V2: Set Read Community Name and Write Community Name, which are used by the platform to read data on NVR.
Snmp V3: Set authentication password (for the platform to access the NVR) and encryption password (for encrypting data sent from the NVR to the platform).

3. Click Apply.

Alarm Service

Use this function to send alarm signals to an external alarm device (for example, alarm control panel) when an alarm or an alert occurs on the NVR.

1.Click Network > Platform > Alarm Service.

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Server Address

SIP Server Port

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2.Select Enable Alarm Service, and set the server address and SIP server port.

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NOTE!

The NVR only sends alarm signals when an alarm or alert occurs;
users need to implement alarm receiving and reporting for the
external alarm device separately.

Video&Image Database

1. Click Network > Platform > Video&Image Database.

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Use the default database ID and port. Click

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ID.

Video&lmage Database Camera

Camera  D4

Camera ID  |34020000001210000059

OK  Cancel

3.Click OK.
4.Log in to the camera's Web interface and complete settings on Setup > Config Management > Photo Server. The settings may vary depending on the platform communication type you choose. Some settings are described below.
TMS Server: IP address of the NVR
TMS Server Port: Database port configured on the NVR.
Platform Communication Type: Choose the correct type.
LPR ID: Database ID configured on the NVR.
Device ID: Camera ID configured on the NVR.
Platform Access Code: Use the default setting.
Username: Use the default setting.

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5.Click Save. Check management server status in the page's lower left corner. A green icon means the camera is connected to the Video&Image database. Now configuration on the camera is complete.

Vehicle Control

Vehicle control allows you to view license plate recognition results. To use this function, you need to configure in Video&Image Database, add plate list, and set vehicle monitoring task.

Video&Image Database

See Video&Image Database for details.

Add Plate List

1.Click VCA > Vehicle Control > Plate List.

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to add a plate list.

DefaultList is created by default. Click

to modify the list name.

3. Add plate number(s) to plate list.

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To add a single plate, click Add, and then enter the plate number in the window displayed.

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To batch add plates, click Export Template to export the template to a USB storage device first. Then edit the list, and click Batch Import to import the edited file.

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After importing is completed, click Cancel to return to Plate List.

Note:

The import failures and the causes are displayed in Import Status
window. No result in the window means all plate numbers are
exported successfully.

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1.Click VCA > Vehicle Control > Vehicle Alarm Control.
2.Click Add to add a monitoring task.

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3. View license plate recognition results.

In preview window, click

on the screen toolbar.

Right click and select Preview Mode > Smart.

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Note:

In smart mode, click © in the upper right corner to set the

display content.

To exit smart mode, right click and select Preview Mode > Normal.

Video&Image Database Server

Video&Image database server is used to connect to an upper platform for unified management of face and plate data.

1.Click Network > Platform > Video&Image Database Server.

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Server Address  .

Server Port  5073

Username  admin

Password  I •♦••••

2.Select Enable Video&Image Database Server, and complete the settings.

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Note:

The server address, port number, username and password
should be consistent with those configured on the platform.

Advanced Configuration

PPPoE

The NVR allows access through Point-to-Point over Ethernet (PPPoE).

1.Click Network > Advanced > PPPoE.
2.Enable PPPoE by selecting the check box.
3.Enter the username and password provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Network information including IP address appears when dial-up succeeds.

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NOTE!

If your NVR has multiple NICs, PPPoE dial-up will be implemented
through the NIC specified as the default route.

4.Click Apply to save the settings.

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Port

Normally the default port numbers need no modification. This function is mainly used together with the port mapping function. See Port Mapping for more details.

1.Click Network > Advanced > Port.
2.Configure ports as planned. Each port number must be unique.

HTTP Port  80

RTSP Pori  554

HTTPS Port  443

RTSP URL Formal

«channel number*: 1-n

«stream type*: 0(main stream) or l(sub stream)

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NOTE!

A valid port number ranges from 1 to 65535, among which
21, 23, 2000, 3702 and 60000 are reserved.
An RTSP URL can be used to view live video of a channel of
the current NVR from another NVR. See
Option 5 in Adding
an IP Device for more information.
3.Click Apply to save the settings.

Email

After Email is enabled as a triggered action (in Trigger Actions windows) and configured properly, the NVR sends an email notification to specified email address(es) if an alarm occurs within the time period(s) set in the arming schedule. The email contains basic alarm information such as alarm type, alarm time, camera ID, and camera name, etc.

Before using this function, make sure the NVR has a functional connection to an SMTP server with which you have a valid email

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account. Depending on the intended recipients, a connection to the Internet may be required.

Only certain NVR models support this function.

1.Click Network > Advanced > Email.
2.Configure the related parameters. If server authentication is required, you need to enter the correct username and

password. Click Test to send a test email.

O Enable Server Authentication

Username

Password

SMTP Server

SMTP Port  25

if TLS/SSL is enabled, use 25 first, and 587/465 as an alternative.

Sender Name

Sender Address

Select Recipient  Recipient 1  '

Recipient Name

Recipient Address

Arming Schedule

Attach Image

Snapshot Interval  2s

NOTE!

Enter a valid SMTP server address and port number, and then select Enable TLS/SSL if required.
Select Attach Image if you want snapshots to be sent via email. Make sure Email and snapshot have been enabled in the Trigger Actions window.
Only certain NVR models support image attachment. You may click Test to check whether the email can be sent successfully.

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3.Click Apply to save the settings.

FTP

Use this function to automatically upload images to a preconfigured FTP server. Only certain NVR models support this function.

1.Click Network > Advanced > FTP.
2.Select the check box to enable FTP.
3.Enter the IP address of the FTP server, username and password, remote directory, and upload interval.

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NOTE!

Click Test to verify whether an FTP connection can be established.
If the remote directory is not specified, the system will create different folders directly by IP, time and camera. You may also specify a remote directly, for example, FTPtest/xxx/xxx, then the system will create the directory first and then create folders by IP, time and camera.
4.Select the desired camera and then click right to Upload Schedule. In the Upload Schedule window, select the desired image type and set time periods.

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NOTE!

If you select Event, Motion, Alarm or Video Loss, you also need to configure the corresponding alarm-triggered snapshot. For example, if you select Motion, you need to configure alarm-triggered snapshot (select Motion in the Edit Schedule window).
To apply the same settings to other days in a week, select the days on the Copy To line.
5.(Optional) Apply the same settings to other cameras by

clicking right to Copy and then selecting desired cameras.

6.Click Apply to save the settings.

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NOTE!

To apply the same settings to other cameras, click

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Copy, select cameras and then click OK.

Multicast

Multicast can be used to realize live view when the number of

connecting Web clients exceeds the limit the NVR can accommodate.

1.Click Network > Advanced > Multicast.

2. Select the check box to enable multicast, and then enter the multicast IP and port number.

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3. Click Apply to save the settings.

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4.Log in to the Web client and set Live View Protocol to Multicast under Setup > Client.