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    							How to Operate the Viewer
    Admin Viewer/VB Viewer
     When the viewer is launched, the display screen size opens at 
    [Actual Pixels].
    „Displaying in Full Screen Mode
    You can show video over the entire display. Clicking this 
    button will switch the viewer to full screen mode. 
    To close the full screen window, select [Exit Full Screen 
    Mode] in the following menu. 
    You can display the necessary panels for controlling the 
    camera in the full screen mode. Right-click on the screen 
    and select the necessary panel from the menu that 
    [Start/Stop Control] Obtain and release the camera 
    control privileges.
    [Preset] Select a preset.
    [Home Position] Move the camera angle to the 
    home position.
    Displays the panorama display 
    [Start/Exit Viewer PTZ]
    The viewer PTZ panel is 
    (Admin Viewer only)
    [Start/Exit Digital PTZ]
    The Digital PTZ panel is 
    [Control] Displays the camera control 
    [Pan/Tilt Slider] Displays the pan/tilt slider.
    [Control for Admin] Displays the Control for Admin 
    Panel (Admin Viewer only).
    [Video Capture Size] Switch video capture size.
    [Snapshot] Get a snapshot.
    [Audio Reception] Displays the Receive Audio 
    [Event Display] Displays the event display panel 
    (Admin Viewer only). 
    [Start/Stop Memory Card Recording]
    Start and stop video recording to 
    a memory card (Admin Viewer 
    [Exit Full Screen Mode] Exit full screen mode.You can move any panel by clicking the title bar and 
    dragging it to the desired position. 
    „Getting a Snapshot
    Captures a still image from live video and displays it in a 
    new window.
    You can also save still images. 
    Click [Get a Snapshot] button at the moment you want to 
    capture a still image. 
    A snapshot panel will open showing a still image from the 
    moment you clicked it. When the snapshot panel is open, 
    click the [Get a Snapshot] button to update the image 
    displayed in the snapshot panel.
    To save a still image, right-click on it and select the save 
    option from the menu that appears. 
    Enter the file name desired and save the image.
    To reconnect the camera, click this button. 
    If you reconnect, audio reception will stop and camera control 
    privileges will be lost. 
    „Receiving Audio
    You can receive audio through the microphone attached 
    to the camera. 
    Click this button to receive audio. 
    Admin ViewerVB Viewer 
    Select the [Receive audio] checkbox in the Receive Audio 
    panel that appears and use the slider to set an 
    appropriate volume.
     To receive audio, set [Server] > [Audio Server] > [Audio 
    Transmission from the Camera] to [Enable] in the setting pages 
    beforehand (p. 54). 
     The first time the Receive Audio panel is launched from the VB 
    Viewer, a message to install the “Canon Network Camera Audio 
    Receiver” add-on will be displayed in the information bar of the web 
    browser. Install the add-on.
     Regardless whether or not the Receive Audio panel is open, audio 
    will always be received if the [Receive audio] checkbox is selected 
    in the Receive Audio panel.
    Checking Information
    The following icons will appear depending on the content 
    of the information displayed.
    For details on the messages, see “List of Viewer Messages” 
    (p. 157). 
    Receiving audio
    Not receiving audio
    Icon (color)MeaningDescription
    (Blue) InformationAppears when a camera 
    operation has been successful. 
    The following information 
     Help messages, such for each 
    button and pull down menu
     Frame rate information
     Pan, tilt, zoom 
    camera information
     Pan, tilt, and 
    zoom information for Digital 
    (Yellow) WarningA message will appear notifying 
    the user when camera control 
    privileges cannot be obtained, 
    audio reception stops, etc.
    (Orange) ErrorAppears when a system error 
    Admin Viewer/VB Viewer
    The operations and settings that can be performed only in the Admin Viewer are explained. 
    Magnifying Part of the Video (Viewer PTZ)
    You can use the Viewer PTZ panel to magnify part of the 
    camera’s video in the video display area. 
    „Viewer PTZ
    Viewer PTZ uses the digital zoom function to enlarge part 
    of a video without using the camera pan, tilt or zoom 
    This function allows you to enlarge part of a video when 
    using the camera in a locked position, for example, during 
    use of an intelligent function.
     Video cropped with Viewer PTZ will not be videos recorded 
    manually, or by event or timer.
     The cropped position in the video display area will be reflected 
    in full screen mode as well.
    „Opening the Viewer PTZ Panel
    Click the [Viewer PTZ] button to display the viewer PTZ 
    panel.The initial status of the Viewer PTZ panel shows the 
    preview frame (yellow) occupying the entire video.
    „Adjusting the Preview Frame Size
    Drag the preview frame line to make the frame smaller, 
    and a magnified view of the video in the frame will be 
    shown in the video display area.
    The preview frame turns blue when you drag it. 
    The Viewer PTZ uses digital zoom, so the higher the digital zoom 
    ratio, the lower the quality of the video becomes.
    „Moving the Preview Frame
    You can move the preview frame to the desired position.
    Move by dragging
    Click within the preview frame and drag it over the subject 
    that you want to see magnified.
    The preview frame turns blue when you drag it. 
    Move by clicking
    Click a position outside of the preview frame and the 
    preview frame will move to that position. Click the subject 
    that you want to see magnified.
    Move using sliders   
    You can pan, tilt and zoom the displayed video using 
    Performing Operations and Settings in the Admin Viewer
    When the Viewer PTZ function is used, you cannot operate the 
    camera by clicking the video display area.
    Preview Frame
    (Magnified display area)
    Center of preview 
    After changing the preview frame, the video display area will 
    continue to display the cropped video corresponding to the 
    preview frame even after the Viewer PTZ panel is closed. 
    However, when you reconnect to Admin Viewer, the initial status 
    will be restored.
    „Exiting Viewer PTZ
    Click the [Viewer PTZ] button again. The Viewer PTZ 
    panel closes and Viewer PTZ is exited. 
    „Differences Between Viewer PTZ and Digital 
    Viewer PTZ and Digital PTZ are both simple pan, tilt, and 
    zoom functions that use the digital zoom function, but they 
    have the following differences because they employ 
    different operating principles.
    Using Control for Admin
    When you have obtained control privileges, click the 
    [Control for Admin] button to display the Control for Admin 
    Panel and perform camera operation and video settings.
    „Opening/Closing and Moving Control Items
    Clicking the title of a control item will open or close it.
    You can open the various control items even without 
    obtaining the camera control privileges, but all items other 
    than [Video Reception] are not available.
    You can also reorder control items using the up/down 
    „Performing Operations and Settings
    Click the camera control buttons to set the pan, tilt and 
    zoom operations as well as the speed. 
    (1) [Pan/Tilt] button
    Move pan and tilt in the direction of the arrows. 
    Operation will continue as long as you are holding 
    down the button and will stop when you release it. 
    Clicking the center button will make the camera face 
    straight forwards. 
    (2) [Zoom] buttons
    Zooms in or out. Operation will continue as long as 
    you are holding down the button and will stop when 
    you release it. 
    (3) [Pan/Tilt] Speed
    Select a speed from [Fast], [Normal] and [Slow]. 
    (4) [Zoom] Speed
    Set the speed to [Fast] or [Slow]. 
    Viewer PTZDigital PTZ 
    Enlarges the specified part of 
    the video transmitted from the 
    camera and then displays it in 
    the viewer.Transmits only the trimmed 
    part of the entire area that can 
    be captured by the camera.
    The size of the received data 
    is large.The size of the received data 
    is small.
    Can be used only in Admin 
    Viewer.Can be used in both Admin 
    Viewer and VB Viewer.
    PTZ operation can be 
    performed independently for 
    each viewer.Independent operation cannot 
    be performed for each viewer 
    (if multiple viewers are 
    connected, the same display 
    is applied in the other 
    							Performing Operations and Settings in the Admin Viewer
    Admin Viewer/VB Viewer
    Changing the [Pan/Tilt] speed or [Zoom] speed will not change 
    the speed of the slider, or of the pan, tilt or zoom in panorama. 
    „Setting the Smart Shade Control
    The smart shade control function differs from backlight 
    compensation in that only dark areas are brightened while 
    bright areas are kept intact. 
    (1) [Smart Shade Control]
    Select [Auto], [Manual], or [Disable].
    (2) Adjusting the Smart Shade Control
    When smart shade control is [Manual], set one of the 7 
    levels from [1] (Mild) to [7] (Strong).
    Example: If the background is bright and the subject 
    is hard to see, this function brightens dark areas to 
    make the subject clearer. 
    In comparison to backlight compensation, smart 
    shade control can reduce overexposure of bright 
     When [Auto] or [Manual] is selected for smart shade control, 
    the video data size increases. 
     When [Manual] is selected for smart shade control, setting a 
    high compensation strength may increase screen noise. If 
    noise is noticeable, lower the control level.
    „Setting the Focus
    [Auto]  : Automatically focuses on the 
    [Manual] : You can adjust the focus manually 
    by pushing the  (far) and 
    (near) buttons. 
    Clicking [One-shot AF] will use 
    autofocus to focus on a subject and 
    then stop in manual focus.
    [Fixed at Infinity] : You can set the focus so that it is 
    fixed near infinity. 
    „Setting the Exposure
     [Auto] cannot be selected for [Smart Shade Control] if 
    [Exposure] is set to [Manual].
     The [BLC] button is not available if [Smart Shade Control] is 
    set to [Auto]. 
    OFFSmart Shade 
    ControlBLC (Back Light 
     If it is set in the Admin Viewer, the same focus mode will 
    occur in the viewers of other users also. 
     Setting the shutter speed at [1/1 sec] in manual exposure 
    (p. 135) will disable the [Auto] and [One-shot AF] focus 
    modes in Control for Admin. Switch the focus to [Manual] and 
    adjust it to your subject. 
     Refer to the notes on p. 43 for focus ranges.
     Changes to focus mode in the Admin Viewer will not be 
    reflected in the settings on the setting page. 
     Note that if you set the focus manually it will remain fixed.
    (1) Exposure Mode
    Select from [Auto], [Manual], [Auto (Flickerless)] or 
    [Auto (Shutter-priority AE)]. 
    If [Auto] is selected for [Day/Night] under [Camera] in 
    the Setting page (p. 43), select [Auto ], [Auto 
    (Flickerless)] or [Auto (Shutter-priority AE)]. 
    The exposure is controlled automatically.
    The exposure is set by adjusting the shutter speed 
    and gain values manually.
    [Auto (Flickerless)]
    In this mode, video flickering caused by fluorescent 
    lights, etc., can be reduced. The shutter speed is 
    automatically adjusted according to the brightness 
    of the environment in which the camera is used.
    [Auto (Shutter-priority AE)]
    In this mode, the desired shutter speed can be 
    (2) [Exposure Compensation]
    When [Auto], [Auto (Flickerless)] or [Auto (Shutter-
    priority AE)] is selected for [Exposure], the exposure 
    compensation value desired can be selected from 
    nine levels (-4 to +4) using the slider. 
    To darken the video, select a negative value. To 
    brighten the video, select a positive value. 
    (3) [Metering Mode]
    When [Auto], [Auto (Flickerless)] or [Auto (Shutter-
    priority AE)] is selected for [Exposure], the metering 
    mode can be selected from [Center-Weighted], 
    [Average] or [Spot]. 
    For an explanation on each item set in [Metering 
    Mode], see [Metering Mode] in the Setting page 
    (p. 42).
    (4) [Shutter Speed] 
    When [Manual] or [Auto (Shutter-priority AE)] is 
    selected for [Exposure], select the shutter speed 
    desired. If [Manual] is selected, set the shutter speed 
    in the range of [1/1 sec] to [1/16000 sec] from a pull-
    down menu. If [Auto (Shutter-priority AE)] is selected, 
    set the shutter speed in the range of [1/2 sec] to [1/
    16000 sec] from a pull-down menu.
    When capturing a moving subject, selecting a higher 
    shutter speed can reduce blurry video capture.
    (5) [Slow Shutter]
    You can set slow shutter if [Exposure] is set to [Auto] 
    or [Auto (Flickerless)]. Select a value in the range of 
    [1/2 sec] to [1/30 sec] from the pull-down menu.
    As slower shutter speeds generate afterimages when 
    capturing a moving subject, select an appropriate 
    time according to the capture conditions. (6) [Gain] 
    If [Manual] is selected for [Exposure], set a desired 
    gain value. 
    Moving the slider to the left decreases the gain 
    (sensitivity to brightness) and darkens the video. 
    Moving the slider to the right increases the gain and 
    brightens the video.
    „Setting White Balance
    (1) [Auto] 
    The white balance is adjusted automatically. 
    (2) [Light Source] 
    Select the light source from the pull-down menu below 
    according to the condition in which the camera is 
    For an explanation on each item set in [Light Source], 
    see [White Balance] in the Setting page (p. 43).
    (3) [Manual] 
    The white balance is adjusted manually.
    [One-shot WB]
    This is used for forcibly locking the white balance to 
    match the light source.
     If the subject is a traffic signal or electronic scoreboard, etc., 
    the captured 
    video may flicker. 
    In this case, try changing [Exposure] to [Auto (Shutter-priority 
    AE)] and then select a shutter speed lower than 1/100, to see 
    if the situation improves. 
     [Exposure Compensation] and [Manual] for [Exposure] 
    cannot be selected if [Smart Shade Control] is set to [Auto].
     The [BLC] button is not available if [Exposure] is set to 
     Even if  [Exposure] is set to [Auto (Flickerless)], some screen 
    flicker may still occur under unstable light source conditions. 
     When [Camera] > [Camera Control] > [AGC Limit] is set to 
    [OFF] and [Exposure] is set to [Auto (Shutter-priority AE)], 
    exposure compensation and backlight compensation will not 
    be performed.
    							Performing Operations and Settings in the Admin Viewer
    Admin Viewer/VB Viewer
    Example of setting method:
    Illuminate a white subject (white paper, etc.) using 
    the light source, making sure the subject fills the 
    entire screen, and then execute [One-shot WB].
    [R Gain], [B Gain]
    When setting the white balance manually, set the 
    values of red and blue gain in the range 0 to 1023 to 
    match the light source.
    „Setting the Day/Night Mode
    (1) [Auto]
    The camera automatically switches to day mode or 
    night mode depending on ambient brightness.(2) [Day Mode] 
    Color video can be viewed in the normal mode. 
    (3) [Night Mode] 
    Video is shown in black and white.
    Though the camera has an infrared filter, there is no effect on 
    lighting due to infrared light as the camera does not have an 
    insertion/removal mechanism for the filter.
    „Selecting the External Device Output
    You can control external device output and display the 
    current output status using an icon. Output can be 
    activated and deactivated by clicking this icon.
    „Registering Custom Settings
    By registering settings for camera position, exposure, 
    white balance, etc. beforehand, you can load settings 
    using manual or automatic control.
     In custom settings, the setting values for the following items in 
    the Control for Admin menu can be saved.
    [Smart Shade Control], [Exposure], [White Balance], [Image 
    Quality Adjustment], [Day/Night]
     Since the light source selection options are based on 
    representative characteristics, proper colors may not be 
    achieved depending on the applicable light source. In this 
    case, use the [One-shot WB] function.
     If the subject looks greenish under mercury lamps in the 
    [Auto] mode, select the [Mercury Lamp] mode under light 
    source. If the video is still not shown in appropriate colors 
    under mercury lamps when the [Mercury Lamp] mode is 
    selected under light source, use [One-shot WB].
     When the subject has only one color, illumination is low, or 
    when sodium lamps, mercury lamps and certain other 
    fluorescent lighting are used, colors may not be adjusted 
     When [Day/Night] is set to [Night Mode] (including when it is 
    set to [Auto] and night mode is judged to be applicable), the 
    white balance function cannot be used.
     Notes on capturing video continuously day and night
    If a subject that seldom changes is captured in a location 
    where the light source changes gradually, such as when 
    capturing a subject continuously day and night, appropriate 
    colors may not be achieved. 
    In the above case, applying changes to the video to capture 
    will achieve the appropriate colors.
    If the viewer is exited in [Day Mode] or [Night Mode], auto day/
    night stays disabled even if [Auto] is set in the setting page. To 
    set auto day/night to enable, be sure to exit the viewer after 
    setting [Auto].
    Output inactive state
    Output active state 
     Click [Register] after completing the above settings to register 
    the custom settings. 
    (1) Custom setting button
    Select the numbered button with the registered 
    custom settings to load the settings.
    (2) [Register Custom Settings]
    The [Register Custom Settings] panel is displayed.
    (3) [Register to]
    Select the number for the custom setting you want to 
    register from the selection box.
    (4) [Include Current PTZ Position] checkbox 
    Select the checkbox to register the current pan, tilt, 
    and zoom settings.
    (5) [Register]
    Register the current camera settings in the custom 
    setting number selected in [Register to].
    (6) [Auto Control Settings]
    Displays the [Auto Control Settings] panel.
    (7) [Verify registered contents of custom settings]
    Displays the settings registered for the custom setting 
    number selected in [Register to].Setting automatic control
    Click the [Auto Control Settings] button to display the 
    [Auto Control Settings] panel, and set the [Day/Night 
    Mode Switching] and [Timer].
    (1) [Auto Control]
    Select [Not used], [Day/Night Mode Switching], or 
    [Timer] for the auto control setting.
    (2) [In Day Mode], [In Night Mode]
    When [Day/Night Mode Switching] is selected in [Auto 
    Control], select the custom setting number used when 
    switching day mode and night mode or select [None] 
    for each item. 
    (3) [Timer 1] to [Timer 4]
    When [Timer] is selected in [Auto Control], set the 
    time for switching the custom setting in [Time] in 24-
    hour format and select the custom setting number in 
    [Custom Setting], or select [None].
    (4) [Register]
    Register the auto control settings.
    If the same time is specified multiple times for [Timer 1] to 
    [Timer 4], [Register] will be disabled and the settings will not be 
    							Performing Operations and Settings in the Admin Viewer
    Admin Viewer/VB Viewer
    „Adjusting Image Quality
    (1) [Noise Reduction]
    Select [Mild], [Standard], or [Strong] for the noise 
    reduction setting. 
    Principally, this setting is more effective in low-light 
    conditions. When set to [Strong], the noise reduction 
    effect is increased, but the afterimage of moving 
    subjects becomes easier to see. When set to [Mild], 
    the noise reduction effect is decreased and resolution 
    is increased, but the video file size becomes larger. 
    (2) [Sharpness]
    Select a level from [1] (Mild) to [7] (Strong) for the 
    sharpness setting.
    When set to [Strong] the video becomes sharper, and 
    when set to [Mild] the video becomes softer. Also, 
    when set to [Strong] the video file size becomes 
    (3) [Color Saturation]
    Select a level from [1] (Light) to [7] (Dark) for the color 
    saturation setting.
    „Enabling Video Reception
    (1) [Max. Frame Rate (JPEG)]
    You can select the maximum frame rate for JPEG 
    displayed video from one of twelve levels between [30 
    fps] to [0.2 fps]. The setting is not available when 
    displaying H.264 video in the video display area.
    (2) [Enable H.264 reception] checkbox
    Select to receive H.264 video. The Software Product 
    License Agreement dialog box appears. Click [Yes] to 
    accept the terms of the license agreement. The 
    decoder is downloaded from the camera, enabling 
    H.264 video reception. 
    Displaying Event Status
    Clicking the [Event Display] button will show the event 
    display panel, which shows the input status of external 
    devices, as well as the status of video and volume 
    detection by the intelligent function. 
    (1) [External Device Input]
    When a contact input signal is received from an 
    external device, input will be activated and an icon will 
    be displayed. 
    (2) [Intelligent Function (Image Detection)] 
    The status of intelligent function (image detection) will 
    be displayed. When the detection settings 
    configured in intelligent functions (Moving Object 
    Detection, Abandoned Object Detection, Removed 
    Object Detection, Camera Tampering Detection or 
    Passing Detection) enter Detected mode, the 
    corresponding icon will turn green (p. 103). 
    If names are entered in [Detection Setting Name] in 
    Intelligent Function Setting Tools (p. 103), [Setting 1] 
    to [Setting 15] will be displayed with the 
    corresponding name.
    Setting 1: Image Detection status ON
    Other settings: Image Detection status OFF
    The icon signifying Detection mode will be displayed for a 
    maximum of five minutes (except for Moving Object Detection).
    Input inactive state
    Input active state
    (3) [Intelligent Function (Volume detection)]
    The volume detection status is displayed. When 
    sound that meets the criteria selected under [Event] > 
    [Volume Detection] in the Setting Page is detected, 
    the icon turns green (p. 56). 
    Volume Detection status ON
    Recording to a Memory Card Manually
    Video displayed in the Admin Viewer can be manually 
    recorded to a memory card.
     To record on a memory card, a memory card must be inserted 
    in the camera (p. 125) and [Save Logs and Videos] must be 
    selected in the setting page > [Memory Card] > [Operation 
     The format and size of the video recorded on a memory card 
    depends on the settings made on the Setting page. 
    Video format:  [Memory Card] > [Video Format]
    Video size:  JPEG  [Video] > [JPEG] > [Video Size: Upload / 
    Memory card]
    H.264  [Video] > [H.264(1)] > [Video Size]
    „Recording Videos Manually
    The [Start/Stop Memory Card Recording] button 
    appearance changes as shown below depending on 
    recording status.
    „Confirming Manually Recorded Video
    Use the Recorded Video Utility (p. 112) to confirm video 
    manually recorded to a memory card.
    Click the [Recorded Video Utility] button to start the 
    Recorded Video Utility from the Admin Viewer.
    1If you have not yet obtained the camera control 
    privileges, click the [Obtain/Release Camera Control] 
    button and obtain the control privileges.
    2Click the [Start/Stop Memory Card Recording] button.
    Not recording
    3To stop video recording, click the [Start/Stop Memory 
    Card Recording] button again.
    Recording to the memory card will be terminated when the 
    length of manually recorded videos exceeds 300 seconds from 
    the time recording started. 
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