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    							Setting Page
    Installation Conditions
    Configure settings for camera use suitable for the location the camera will be installed.
    [LED Setting] 
    Select whether to turn on the LED indicating the camera operation status.
    Even if you set [Turn Off], the LED will  light for several seconds during startup.
    [Image Flip]
    Select whether to vertically flip the video.
    Select the setting suited to the camera installation  method, such as ceiling mounting or placing on a desk.
    Camera Position Control
    Settings for camera use when there are no camera control rest rictions for users or requests for camera control privileges.
    [Restricted to Presets] 
    Restricts camera control of the camera angle, such as with Ca mera Viewer, to presets, including the home position, for 
    users other than administrators.
    [Camera Position without Control]
    Select the camera operation when there ar e no users with camera control privileges.
    If [Return to Home Position] has been selected, the home posi tion of the camera must be set in advance with [Camera] > 
    [Preset] > [Preset Registration] (P. 131).
    External Input Device 1, 2
    Enter each device name in order to identify the  corresponding external input device being connected.
    There are two external input device terminals on the camera.
    [Device Name]
    Enter the name of the device connected to the external input device terminal.
    External Output Device 1, 2
    Enter each device name in order to identify the  corresponding external output device being connected.
    There are two external output  device terminals on the camera.
    [Device Name]
    Enter the name of the device connected to  the external output device terminal.
    Sets initial settings, such as video quality compensation, at camera start up. If you change settings, the changes are 
    immediately reflected in the vid eo display area and Viewer, even if you do not click [Apply].
    A message confirms whether you want to display the current  camera status as the initial settings if the current camera 
    status differs from the settings registered as th e initial settings when you access [Initial Setting].
    If you click [OK], the current camera status is displayed as  the initial settings. If you click [Cancel], the current camera 
    status is ignored and the se ttings registered as the initial settings are displayed.
    Camera Position
    Sets the camera position at camera start up.
    You can operate the frame on the panorama screen or the vid eo display area to perform pan, tilt, and zoom operations.
    [Pan/Tilt/Zoom position] 
    Register the present pan, tilt, and zoom po sitions as the initial setting. If you select [Unregister], the camera will return t o the 
    pan, tilt, and zoom positions as when the camer a was turned off the next time it is booted.
    When [Digital PTZ Position] is set to [Unregister], you can perf orm pan, tilt, and zoom operations on the video display area us ing Area 
    Zoom (P. 69).
    [Digital PTZ Position]
    Register the current digital PTZ position as the initial setting.
    If you select [Register], a yellow frame is displayed in the video display area. Operate the fr ame to specify the Digital PTZ 
    trim position during startup.
    [Camera] > [Initial Setting]
    Setting Initial Video Settings
    If you change the zoom after configuring the intelligent function,  privacy mask, preset, and ADSR, those settings must be configured 
    The following settings can be configured here.
     Camera position
     Camera Settings
    							Setting Page
    The Digital PTZ trim frame (yellow) displayed during startup can be set to incremental sizes. The sizes that can be set are the same as the 
    Digital PTZ of the Viewer (P. 77).
    Camera Settings
    Sets the camera settings  at camera start up.
    [Simple Camera Settings]
    Recommended settings for [Camera Settings] are displayed  according to the selected type. You can also change the 
    recommended settings as required and click [Apply].
    Selects the focus.
    Automatically adjusts the focus.
    You can click and hold the [Near] and [Far] buttons in [Adjust  Focus] to adjust the focus in the near and far directions.
    When you click [Exec] in [One-shot AF],  the camera will focus once using autofocus and then switch to manual mode.
    The following procedure enables you  to adjust the focus appropriately.
    1. Select [Auto (Aperture-priority AE)] in  [Exposure], and move the aperture slider  to the right limit to fully open the 
    aperture. The depth of field becomes shallow,  and you can adjust the focus appropriately.
    2. To adjust the focus, click and hold the [Far] or [Near] butt on in [Adjust Focus], or click [Exec] in [One-shot AF].
    3. When you have finished adjusting the focus,  change [Exposure] to an appropriate setting.
    When using [Adjust Focus], it is recommended that you use [A djust Focus] in [Camera Angle] > [Camera Settings] (P. 49).
    TypeMotion PriorityDepth PriorityLow Light VisibilityData Size 
    ReductionStandard Setting
    Usage scenario Reduces 
    vibrations for 
    moving subjects.Focuses within a 
    wide range, from 
    near to far.Brightens by 
    raising the 
    sensitivity for dark 
    subjects.Reduces the data 
    size in low-light 
    conditions.Cancels the 
    scenario settings 
    and restores the 
    factory default 
    [Exposure] Auto (Shutter-
    priority AE)Auto (Aperture-
    priority AE)
    Auto Auto Auto
    [ A G C L im it ]66646
    [Shutter Speed] 1/1000 (sec.) ----
    [Slow Shutter] - Disable1/8 (sec.) 1/8 (sec.) Disable
    [Smart Shade 
    Control] Disable
    [Noise Reduction] Mild Standard Strong Strong Standard
    [ S harp ness]36333
    [ C olo r S atu ra tio n] 44424
    Compensation] Disable
    Note the following regarding [Simple Camera Settings].
    – [Motion Priority]: The range in which the appropri ate exposure can be maintained becomes narrower.
    Flickering may occur due to fluorescent lighting, etc.
    – [Depth Priority]: The range in which the appropriat e exposure can be maintained may become narrower.
    – [Low Light Visibility]: Residual images may ap pear for moving subjects in dark situations.
    – [Data Size Reduction]: Residual images may ap pear for moving subjects in dark situations.
    [Fixed at infinity]
    You can set the focus so that it is fixed near infinity.
     Focusing may be difficult for the following types of subjects when using [Auto].
    Difficult to Focus Subjects
     It is recommended that you check that the cam era is focused whenever you reboot the camera.
     The estimated focus ranges depending on the [Day/Night] setting are shown in the following table.
    * Using infrared illumination from an external device may throw the camera out of focus.You can use [Camera] > [Day/Night Mode Focus] > [Compensate fo r light source] to focus according to the wavelength of an 
    infrared light (P. 120). 
    [One-shot AF]
    Use when [Focus] is set to [Manual]. When you click [Exec],  the camera will focus once using autofocus and then switch to 
    [Adjust Focus]
    If the [Focus] is set to [Manual], you can click and hold the [N ear] and [Far] buttons to adjust the focus in the near and far 
     The focus you set is also applied to other users.
     Depending on the lighting used, focus may not be maintained when switching between [Day Mode] and [Night Mode]. Focus when  switching between Day/Night Mode can be set in [Camera] > [Day/Night Mode Focus].
     If you select [Manual] in [Exposure] and set  the shutter speed to [1/1 sec], the camera will be out of focus if [Auto] is set. In this 
    case, adjust the focus with [Manual].
     If you set the focus [Manual], it will remain fixed.
     In conditions where an outdoor scene is cap tured from an indoor location through a glass window, the camera may focus on the 
    glass if there is dust or water on the surface. Install the  camera at the shortest possible distance from the glass surface.
    Day/Night Settings
    Day modeNight mode
    Max. Wide-AngleMax. TelephotoMax. Wide-AngleMax. Telephoto
    Auto/Manual  0.3 m (12 in.) – infinity 2.0 m (6.6 ft.) – infinity 1.0 m (3.3 ft.) – infinity 2.0 m (6.6 ft.) – infinity
    Auto/Manual  3.0 m (9.8 ft.) – infinity 5.0m (16.4 ft.) – infini ty 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) – infinity 5.0m (16.4 ft.) – infinity
    Auto/Manual  0.3 m (12 in.) – infinity 0.3 m (12 in.) – infinity
    Fixed at Infinity Fixed near infinity*
    A white wall or other subject 
    lacking bright/dark contrastA slanting 
    subject A subject reflecting 
    strong light
    A subject consisting of only 
    slant lines or horizontal stripesA subject having no form, 
    such as flame or smokeA subject seen 
    through glass
    A fast moving 
    subject A dark area or 
    night viewSubjects both 
    near and far
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    Selects an exposure mode.
    If [Auto] is selected in [Day/Night], select either [Auto], [Auto (Flickerless)], [Auto (Shutter-priority AE)] or [Auto (Aperture-priority AE)] for 
    Automatically controls the exposure.
    [Auto (Flickerless)]
    Automatically adjusts the shutter speed according to the brig htness of the usage environment. Video flickering caused 
    by fluorescent lights, etc., is reduced.
    [Auto (Shutter-priority AE)]
    Automatically adjusts the apertu re and gain according to the specified [Shutter Speed].
    [Auto (Aperture-priority AE)]
    Automatically adjusts the gain  and shutter speed according  to the specified [Aperture].
    Manually set [Shutter Speed ], [Aperture], and [Gain].
    Cannot be set when [Smart Shad e Control] is set to [Auto].
    [AGC Limit]
    Select the Auto Gain Control (AGC) limit value for incr easing gain to brighten video in low light conditions.
    The greater the value, the higher the sensitivity will become, but video noise will increase.
    [Slow Shutter]
    If [Exposure] is set to [Auto], [Auto (F lickerless)], or [Auto (Aperture-priority  AE)], a minimum shutter speed from can be 
    selected. If you select [Disable], the  minimum shutter speed is [1/30] seconds.
    Slower shutter speeds generate afterimages in video when capturing a moving subject.
    [Shutter Speed]
    When [Auto (Shutter-priority AE)] or [M anual] is selected for [Exposure], you can select the shutter speed.
    If [Auto (Shutter-priority AE)] is set, a speed  from [1/2] to [1/16000] seconds can be selected.
    If [Manual] is set, a speed from [1/1] to [1/16000] seconds can be selected.
    When capturing a moving subject, selecting a higher  shutter speed can reduce blurry video capture.
    If [Auto (Aperture-priority AE)] or [Manual] is  selected for [Exposure], set a desired aperture.
    Moving the slider to the left closes the  aperture and darkens the image. Moving the slider to the right opens the aperture 
    and brightens the image.
    If [Manual] is selected for [Exposure], se t the sensitivity to affect brightness.
    Moving the slider to the left darkens the video,  and moving it to the right brightens video.
    [Exposure Compensation]
    When [Exposure] is set other than [Man ual], you can adjust the brightness of the video by  selecting the [Exposure 
     [AGC Limit] will not function  if [Exposure] is set to [Manual] or [Auto (Flickerless)].
     Minimum subject illumination ma y change when [AGC Limit] is set.
     If a traffic signal, electronic scoreboard, etc. is captured the video may flicker. In this case, try changing [Exposure] to [ Auto (Shutter-
    priority AE)] and then select a shutter speed lower than 1/100 seconds so that the condition improves.
     Setting a slow shutter speed may prevent the intelligent functi on from working correctly. Select a shutter speed that suits the capture 
    conditions and purpose. 
    [Metering Mode]
    When [Exposure] is set a value other than [Manual], you can selects a metering mode.[Center-Weighted]
    Performs photometry with the  entire screen center-weighted.
    Even if there is a slight difference in lig ht and dark around the screen, subjects near the center  will have the appropriate 
    Use this when the subject is near the center of the screen.
    Performs photometry with the  average of the entire screen.
    This enables stable exposure to be obtai ned even in environments with large diffe rences in light and dark on the screen.
    Use this to stabilize the exposure for scenes when ca rs are passing or people are entering and exiting.
    Performs photometry with  the center of the screen.
    This enables the appropriate expo sure to be obtained for subjects in the cen ter of the screen, regardless of differences 
    in light and dark around the screen.
    Use this to match the exposure with the center of the  screen when the subject is hit by spotlights or backlit.
    [Smart Shade Control]
    If the background is bright and the subject is hard to see, this  function brightens dark areas without affecting bright areas to 
    make the subject easier to see.
    This is different from Backlight Co mpensation (P. 73). This function suppre sses over-exposure of highlights while 
    compensating for under-exposure  in dark areas of the video.
    Set the level of compensation in  [Smart Shade Control Level].
    Performs automatic control with both smart shade contro l function and exposure compensation functions to prevent 
    blocked up under-exposure and over-exposure.
    [Smart Shade Control Level]
    When Smart Shade Control is set to [Manual], set a compensation level.
     The video data size increases if you set  [Auto] or [Manual] for smart shade control.
     Screen noise may increase if you set smar t shade control to [Manual] and the control level to strong. Set the control level to  mild to 
    reduce the noise.
    [White Balance]
    Select the white balance according to the light  source to achieve natural color in the video.
    The setting is not available if [Smart Shade Control] is set to [Auto].
     [Auto] cannot be selected for [Smart Shade Control] if [Exposure] is set to [Manual].
     [Smart Shade Control] is not available if [Haze Compensation] is set to [Auto] or [Manual].
     When the subject has only one color, is under low light conditions , or when sodium lamps, mercury lamps or certain other fluorescent 
    lighting is used, [Auto] may not  adjust colors appropriately.
     If [Auto] is set, and the subject appears greenish under mercury lamps, select [Mercury Lamp]. If the colors of the screen are  not 
    appropriate under a mercury lamp even when  you select [Mercury Lamp], use [One-shot WB].
     Since the light source selecti on options are based on representative characteristics, appropriate colors may not be achieved 
    depending on the available light source. If th is occurs, use the [One-shot WB] function. 
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    Automatically adjusts the white balance.
    Operate [One-shot WB], [R Gain], and [B Gain] to manually set the white balance.
    [Daylight Fluorescent]
    Select this when capturing under a daylight fluorescent lamp.
    [White Fluorescent]
    Select this when capturing under a daylight fluorescent lamp or white fluorescent lamp.
    [Warm Fluorescent]
    Select this when capturing under a warm fluorescent lamp.
    [Mercury Lamp]
    Select this when capturing under a mercury lamp.
    [Sodium Lamp]
    Select this when capturing under an orange sodium lamp.
    [Halogen Lamp]
    Select this when capturing under a halogen lamp or incandescent lamp.
    [One-shot WB]
    If you set white balance to [Manual], this will force the wh ite balance to match the light source and lock the setting.
    Setting Method Example:
    Illuminate a white subject (white paper, etc.) using the light so urce, making sure the subject fills the entire screen, and then 
    click [Exec].
    [R Gain]
    If you set white balance to [Manual], set the Red gain values.
    [B Gain]
    If you set white balance to [Manual], set the Blue gain values.
    [Noise Reduction]
    Select a noise reduction level. This setting is  generally more effective in low-light conditions.
    When set to [Strong], the noise reducti on effect is increased, but residual images are more likely to appear.
    When set to [Mild], the noise reduction effect is decreased and  resolution is increased, but the video file size becomes 
    Select a sharpness level.
    When set toward [Strong] the video becomes sharper, an d when set toward [Mild] the video becomes softer.
    When set toward [Strong] the video file size becomes larger.
    [Color Saturation]
    Select a color saturation level.
    [Haze Compensation]
    If the subject is obscured by haze, this adjusts c ontrast in the video to improve subject visibility.
    Set the level of compensation in [Haze Compensation Level].
    Automatically performs haze compensation. Select the comp ensation strength in [Haze Compensation Strength (Auto)] 
    (P. 109).
     When [Clear IR Mode] is set to [Enable], the setting of [White Balance] cannot be changed.
     When [Day/Night] is set to [Night Mode] (including when it is se t to [Auto] and Night Mode is judged to be applicable), the white 
    balance function cannot be used.
     If a subject that seldom changes is captured in a location w here the light source changes gradually, such as when capturing a subject 
    continuously day and night, appropriate colors may not be achieved.  In this case, appropriate colors can be achieved by changing the 
    captured video with settings such as [One shot WB].M50 
     When [Auto] or [Manual] is selected for [Haze Compensation], the video data size may increase.
     If using [Haze Compensation] causes a strong difference in video brightness, set [Haze Compensation] to [Manual] and set a wea ker 
    compensation level.
    [Haze Compensation Level]
    When Haze Compensation is set to [Manual], set the compensation level.
    [Clear IR Mode] 
    Uses infrared light to reduce shade and heat shimme r in far backgrounds to make the video clearer.
    If you select [Enable], the video becomes black and white.
    Select a capture mode according to the brightness of the installation environment.
    The camera automatically determines ambient brig htness and switches to Day Mode or Night Mode.
    [Day Mode]
    Captures normal color video.
    [Night Mode]
    Removes the infrared filter to increase  sensitivity. Video turns to monochrome.
    [Use Infrared]
    Select whether to use infrared illum ination operated with [Day/Night].
    [Day/Night Operation]
    Linked to Day/Night. Turns on infrared illumination in Night Mode.
    Infrared illumination is not used.
    [Haze Compensation] cannot be used if [Smart S hade Control] is set to [Auto] or [Manual].
     Since video is captured using infrared light, the video may be affected in the following ways. Confirm the effectiveness befor e use.
    – Red colors may appear white.
    – Leaves of plants may appear white.
    – Water surfaces may appear black.
     The effect may differ depending on the weather.
     Since performance decreases in  low-light conditions, use Night Mode in dark situations.
     [Day/Night] cannot be set if [Clear IR Mode] is set to [Enable].
     If you use [Auto], conduct a thorough operation test be forehand to check the effectiveness of the setting.
     When [Auto] is selected, set [Exposure]  to [Auto], [Auto (Flickerless)], [Auto (Shutter-priority AE)], or [Auto (Aperture-prio rity AE)]. 
    However even if you set [Day/Night] to [Auto], the night mode  may not be enabled, depending on the shutter speed when [Auto 
    (Shutter-priority AE)] is set or depending on the aperture when [Auto (Apertur e-priority AE)] is set.
     If you exit the Viewer while [Day Mode] or  [Night Mode] is set, these will remain in effect, even if [Day/Night] is set to [Auto].
    To enable [Auto] Day/Night Mode, set [Day/Night] to [Auto] before exiting the Viewer.
     If you use [Auto], the infrared filter ma y move several times while the mode is switching between Day Mode and Night Mode. You  will 
    not be able to use pan, tilt, zoom and manual focus during this period.
     If you use infrared illumination from an ex ternal device in Night Mode, turn on the infrared illumination before switching to  Night Mode.
    							Setting Page
     If all or part of the image appears to have a white glow, there is a possibility that a wall (even a wall not in the image) is reflecting the 
    infrared lighting. If this occurs, please adjust the camera angle.
     If you use the Sunshade Cover (sold separately) in conjunction wi th infrared illumination, switching between day/night using [Day/Night] 
    > [Auto] may not be possible due to the angle of the lens. In th is case, adjust the angle of the lens (please refer to Installation Guide), or 
    configure [Switch Day/Night] using [Timer] (P. 168).
    [Infrared Light Level]
    Sets the infrared illumination strength when [Day/N ight Operation] is selected in [Use Infrared].
    [Infrared Light Level] can only be set when [Exposure] is set to [Manual].
    Set the focus position when switching day/night. It is necessary to change the focus position since the wavelengths of
    regular lighting such as fluorescent lamps and infrared lighting differ.
    You can set [Day/Night Mode Focus] if the following conditions have been met.
    – When [Focus] (P. 113) is set to [Manual]
    – When [Clear IR Mode] (P. 118) is set to [Disable]
    Day/Night Mode Focus
    [Day/Night Mode Focus Control]
    Set the focus control method when switching day/night.
    [Use One-shot AF]
    Select this to use One-shot AF when switching Day/Night Mode.
    [Move to registered focus position]
    When switching Day/Night Mode, the focus positions preregis tered for Day Mode or Night Mode in [Register focus 
    position] will be used. For more information, please refer to “Registering a Focus Position”.
    When switching Day/Night Mode, the camera automatically focu ses on each of the fluorescent lighting focus positions 
    set beforehand for Day Mode and Night Mode.
    [Compensate for light source]
    Adjust the focus position to suit the li ght source when switching to Night Mode.
    [Camera] > [Day/Night Mode Focus]
    Day/Night Mode Focus
    Even if you use [Day/Night Mode Focus] with the night mode, the cam era may be out of focus due to changes in the light source (when
    sunlight mixes with infrared lighting, etc.).
    When using [Use One-shot AF] and switching between Day/Night Mode, it may not be possible to focus on the intended subject if 
    another subject, such as a person, passes in front of the camera.
    The following settings can be configured here.
     Day/Night Mode Focus
     Camera Control
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