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    							[Memory Card] Memory Card Operations and Settings
    Setting PageNote
    For accessing files saved to the memory card, see “Memory Card 
    Access” (p. 142). 
    Information recorded to the memory card may be regarded as 
    “personal information”. Take sufficient precautions for handling 
    this information when releasing to third parties for disposal, 
    transfer or repair.  
    (1) [LAN] 
    LAN interface, maximum packet size settings (p. 37)
    (2) [IPv4] 
    IP address, IPv4 settings, etc. (p. 37) 
    (3) [IPv6] 
    Settings regarding IPv6 (p. 38) 
    (4) [HTTP Server] 
    Authentication method, HTTP, and HTTPS port 
    settings (p. 55) 
    [Reboot Item] Setting Items Requiring Rebooting 
    The following settings that require rebooting before 
    changes take effect can be found on a single page. 
     LAN, IPv4, IPv6, HTTP Server
    These settings relate to network connectivity. If any setting is 
    changed to a value that may disable camera connection from 
    the active web browser, a dialog box appears and alerts the 
    Click [OK] to apply the new setting. 
    Depending on the new setting, it may not be possible to 
    connect to the camera again after rebooting. If this happens, a 
    candidate URI for reconnecting the camera will appear if 
    Try the URI displayed to reconnect the camera. 
    If you cannot connect to the camera through the displayed URI, 
    contact your System Administrator.
    * Settings related to network connectivity in the [Reboot Item] menu 
    are [LAN Interface], [Maximum Packet Size], [IPv4 Address 
    Setting Method], [IPv4 Address], [Subnet Mask], [IPv6], [Auto 
    (RA)], [Auto (DHCPv6)], [IPv6 Address (Manual)], [Prefix Length], 
    [HTTP Port] and [HTTPS Port].  
    Setting Page
    Device Information
    [Model Name], [Firmware Version], [Serial Number], [Build 
    Number], [MAC address] 
    Displays information about the currently connected 
    (1) [View Logs] 
    Display a history of camera operations and 
    connections to each viewer, etc. 
    (2) [View Current Settings] 
    Display a list of current settings. 
    (3) [Reboot] 
    The camera is rebooted.
    The camera angle will return to the home position. If a 
    home position has not been registered, the camera 
    will return to the factory default home position setting. 
    See p. 92 for details on registering a home position.
    (4) [Restore Default Settings] 
    Except for the following items, all user-defined 
    settings will be discarded and restored to factory 
    default settings after the camera is rebooted.
    – Network administrator password, LAN, IPv4, IPv6
    – Date and time
    – Host access restrictions for access control
    (5) [Back Up Settings]
    Back up all settings, other than the date and time, to a 
    memory card.The IP address, SSL or 802.1X certificates, and 
    private key files are also backed up.
    (6) [Restore Settings]
    Restore all settings, other than the date and time, from 
    a backup file on a memory card.
    The IP address, SSL or 802.1X certificates, and 
    private key files are also restored.
    The camera reboots after settings are restored.
     It is recommended that you write down all current setting 
    values before restoring factory default settings in [Restore 
    Default Settings] (p. 161). 
     The camera can be restored to factory default settings using 
    the reset switch as well. Note, however, that this will reset all 
    camera settings to factory default settings except for date and 
    time (p. 160). 
    Viewing Current Settings, Event Logs and Performing Maintenance
    The following items can be used here. 
     Device Information
    Display information about the current device.
    Display or Initialize Camera Settings
     You must not turn off the camera while it is 
    performing the [Restore Default Settings], [Back 
    Up Settings] or [Restore Settings] operation. 
    Turning off the camera at this stage may result in 
    making it unable to boot correctly. 
    If the restored settings were backed up from a different camera, 
    note that an address conflict on the network may occur. 
    (1) Video Display Area
    Displays video currently captured by the camera.
    (2) [Resize] button
    Each time this button is clicked, the screen size of the 
    video display area switches between “480 x 270” and 
    “960 x 540”.
    (3) [Reconnect] button
    The camera is reconnected.
    (4) [Zoom] slider, [Zoom] buttons
    These control the digital zoom ratio. 
    The [Zoom] slider zooms in (telephoto) by moving the 
    knob upwards or zooms out (wide-angle) by moving 
    the knob downwards. 
    The [Zoom] buttons zoom in or out continuously while 
    pressed, and stop when released. 
    (5) [Control for Admin] button
    This button displays the [Exposure Compensation] 
    (6) [Image Flip] selection box
    Select the orientation of the camera video. If [Enable] 
    is selected, the video is displayed rotated by 180 
    (7) [Save settings]
    Save the current zoom and [Image Flip] settings in the 
    camera. If the zoom or [Image Flip] settings have been 
    changed, be sure to save the settings in the camera 
    using the [Save settings] button. 
    (8) [Restore settings]
    Discard the settings you have specified and restore 
    the settings saved in the camera.
     [Camera Angle] can be operated from the Setting menu only 
    on the VB-S800D/VB-S900F. It cannot be operated from Admin 
    Viewer or VB Viewer. 
     Connecting to the camera from the [Camera Angle] menu will 
    disconnect connections from each type of viewer and 
    recording software that are not connected via RTP.
     The higher the digital zoom ratio, the lower the video quality 
     Revise the following settings after saving the [Camera Angle] 
    - Privacy mask settings
    -Preset settings
    - Intelligent function settings
     [Camera Angle] supports connection to a single camera for up 
    to 30 minutes. 
    „Setting the Exposure Compensation
    You can set any of nine levels of video brightness.
    To darken the video, drag the slider toward [Dark]. To 
    brighten the video, drag the slider toward [Bright].
     The exposure compensation value set by [Camera Angle] is 
    not reflected under [Camera] > [Initial Camera Settings] > 
    [Exposure Compensation] (p. 42). 
     After [Exposure] is set to [Manual] and adjusted in Admin 
    Viewer (p. 135), [Exposure] is automatically reset to [Auto]. 
    [Camera Angle] Digital Zoom Settings 
    The following can be set here.
     Zoom operations
    Operate the digital zoom function.
     Image Flip
    Flip the video image vertically.
     Control for Admin
    Set the exposure compensation.
    							Chapter 5
    Admin Tools
    ❏Privacy Mask Setting
    ❏Panorama Image Registration 
    ❏View Restriction Setting  
    ❏Camera Preset Setting
    ❏Intelligent Function Setting
    ❏Viewing Logs
    ❏Managing Memory Card Video 
    Admin Tools consists of applications for remotely making camera settings, checking operating conditions, and acquiring logs.
    Admin Tools
    This is the top page of Admin Tools. All tools can be 
    launched from this page. 
    Privacy Mask Setting Tool
    A tool that lets you hide areas you do not want to be seen 
    by setting privacy masks. Up to eight areas can be 
    masked, allowing thorough protection of privacy. 
    Panorama Creation Tool 
    A panorama image creation tool that shows the entire 
    area that can be captured by this camera. Once a 
    panorama image is captured and registered, it is shown in 
    the panorama display panel of the viewer. As the 
    panorama image is also shown when view restrictions and 
    presets are set, you can see at a glance which part of the 
    entire area the set area is occupying.
    View Restriction Setting Tool
    The View Restriction Tool restricts the viewable capture 
    range in the VB Viewer. You can set the desired range 
    with the mouse by referring to the preview in panorama 
    Admin Tools Overview
    (p. 78)
    (p. 79)
    (p. 83)
    (p. 86) 
    							Admin Tools Overview
    Admin Tools
    Preset Setting Tool
    A tool that lets you set presets and the home position 
    visually. You can make the desired settings with the 
    mouse by referring to the preview in panorama or full 
    video mode.
    Intelligent Function Setting Tool
    This tool is used to set intelligent functions that perform 
    uploads, notify the viewer, record a log, etc., if a change 
    has occurred in the captured video due to movement of a 
    subject. By setting the conditions, you can let the camera 
    detect events such as “moving object”, “abandoned 
    object”, “removed object”, “camera tampering”, 
    “passing”. You can view the video on the camera while 
    setting the position and size of the detection area and line, 
    detection conditions, etc. 
    Log Viewer
    This viewer shows the logs of operating conditions of the 
    On the control panel of Windows, the decimal point in a value is 
    always indicated by “.” regardless of the settings of [Region and 
    Language]. Also, the date is shown in the “yyyy/mm/dd” or “mm/
    dd” format, while the time is shown in the “hh:mm:ss” format. (y, 
    m, d, h, m, and s indicate year, month, day, hour, minute, and 
    second, respectively)
    Recorded Video Utility
    This is a utility for browsing and managing video recorded 
    on memory cards inserted in the camera. You can display 
    a list of recorded video, play it back, delete it and 
    download it.
    (p. 90)
    (p. 97)
    (p. 109)
    (p. 112) 
    Launching the Admin Tools
    The Admin Tools can be launched from the top page of 
    the camera.
    A user authentication window appears.
    The Admin Tools top page will appear.
    (1) [Admin Viewer] 
    Click to launch Admin Viewer.
    (2) [Setting Page] 
    Click to launch Setting Menu.
    (3) [Back to top] 
    Click this button to navigate to the top page. 
    (4) [Admin Tools] 
    Click the buttons of any tool to launch Admin Tools.
     The first time you launch any of the Admin Tools, wait about 5 
    to 10 seconds until the software is downloaded to your 
    computer. From then on, launching will be quicker. Also, when 
    accessing via SSL encrypted communication, download time 
    will take longer (about 20 to 30 seconds). 
     None of the following tools can be launched concurrently: 
    Privacy Mask Setting Tool, Panorama Creation Tool, View 
    Restriction Setting Tool, Preset Setting Tool and Intelligent 
    Function Setting Tool. In environments without a proxy server, select [Internet 
    options] > [Connections] tab > [LAN settings] and clear the 
    [Automatically detect settings] checkbox in Internet Explorer. 
    Accessing the Admin Tools
    1Start the top page of the camera (p. 32).
    2Click [Admin Tools].
    3Enter a user name and password and click [OK] 
    (p. 32).
    The Admin Tools Certificate must be installed on any computers 
    using [Admin Tools]. (p. 26)
    (1) (2)(3)
    Admin Tools
    A tool that lets you cover certain areas on the camera video with privacy masks.
    When the camera is panned, tilted, or zoomed, the privacy mask area responds to the camera video. 
    Display Screen of Privacy Mask Setting Tool
    (1) Video Display Area
    The video currently captured by the camera is shown. 
    Privacy masks can be resized/moved in the video 
    display area. 
    Pan, tilt, and zoom operations are the same as in the 
    Admin Viewer. For details, see “How to Operate the 
    Viewer” (p. 124).
    (2) [Switch Mouse Operation] button
    Each time this button is clicked, the button switches 
    between   and  , and the mouse operation in the 
    video display area changes.
    When the button is set to  , privacy masks can be 
    resized/moved. While in this mode, the camera 
    orientation will not change.When the button is set to  , pan/tilt operations can 
    be performed.
    (3) [Switch Screen Size] button
    Each time this button is clicked, the screen size of the 
    video display area switches between “480 x 270” and 
    “960 x 540”.
    (4) [BLC] (Back Light Compensation) button
    This button turns on/off backlight compensation. This 
    control is effective when the video is dark due to 
    (5) [Obtain/Release Camera Control] button
    This button is used to obtain/release the camera 
    control privileges. For details, see “Obtaining Camera 
    Control Privileges” (p. 126). If camera control 
    privileges have not yet been obtained elsewhere, 
    Privacy Mask Setting Tool
    You can set privacy masks 
    for up to eight areas while 
    checking the video on the 
    (5) (6) (15) (16)(4)(14)-1
    (14)-5 (14) (13)(12) (3) (2) (7)
    (11) (8)
    such as in the Admin Viewer, the control privileges will 
    be obtained the moment the Privacy Mask Setting 
    Tool is launched.
    (6) [Control for Admin] button
    Displays the Control for Admin Panel (p. 117).
    (7) Registered Privacy Mask Display Area (Capture area)
    You can check the settings for the area where the 
    camera can physically capture privacy masks.
    Even if a panorama image is saved in the camera, it 
    will not be displayed here. 
    (8) [Registered Privacy Masks] 
    Show the number of registered privacy masks. You 
    can set up to eight privacy masks. 
    (9) [Next] 
    When multiple privacy masks are set, clicking this 
    button switches to the privacy mask selected. 
    Choose the color for the privacy mask area. All 
    privacy mask areas are set to the selected color.
    (11)[Quick add] 
    Add a privacy mask area and save it in the camera. 
    (12)[Quick change] 
    Change a privacy mask area and save it in the 
    Delete the privacy mask area selected from the 
    (14)[Detailed Settings] 
    Show the detailed settings. 
    (14)-1 [Enable privacy mask] checkbox
    Select the checkbox if you want to enable the 
    selected privacy mask area settings.
     (14)-2 [Pan], [Tilt], [Zoom]  
    You can specify values for each camera angle.
     (14)-3  [Get camera position]
    Load the current camera angle. Load the pan, tilt, 
    and zoom settings of the camera and show them in 
    (14)-4 [Privacy Mask Position and Size]
    Set left and upper edge, width, and height of the 
    privacy mask. 
    (14)-5 [Preview settings] 
    The settings will be reflected in the video display 
    area and in the registered privacy mask display 
    area (capture area).
    (15)[Restore settings] 
    Clear the settings you have specified on the screen of 
    the tool and restore the settings saved in the camera. (16)[Save settings] 
    Save the privacy mask settings specified under 
    [Detailed Settings] in the camera.
    Setting the Privacy Mask Area
    Set the privacy mask area while checking the video on the 
    A preview frame showing the privacy mask area is 
    shown in the video display area. 
    If you want to change the size, drag the square 
    markers (■) positioned at the four sides of the preview 
    frame. Drag from inside the frame to move the privacy 
    mask area. 
    If you want to cancel the changes and restore the 
    settings saved in the camera, click [Restore settings].
    The set privacy mask area is saved in the camera. 
    You can set up to eight privacy masks. Repeat the 
    setting operations to set multiple privacy mask areas. 
    Saved privacy mask areas are shown in the video 
    display area and registered privacy mask display 
    area (capture area).
    1If you have not yet obtained the camera control 
    privileges, click the [Obtain/Release Camera Control] 
    button and obtain the control privileges. 
    2Set the position and size of the privacy mask area. 
    3Click [Quick add] to save the privacy mask area.
    4Confirm privacy mask areas.  
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