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    							Configure the Camera
    Viewer Settings
    Compensate for the exposure manually by using the 
    following settings.
    [Iris]: Specify the iris setting. Drag the slider to the left 
    to close down the iris and make the image 
    darker or to the right to open up the iris and 
    make the image brighter.
    [Shutter]: Specify the shutter speed using 15 levels, 
    from 1/1 to 1/8000 seconds.
    [Gain]: Specify the gain (sensitivity to brightness). Drag 
    the slider to the left to decrease the gain and 
    make the image darker or to the right to 
    increase the gain and make the image brighter.
    ➁[Smart Shade Control]
    Specify a value to use for the camera’s smart shade 
    control feature for live image. Select one of seven 
    levels, from 1 (weakest) to 7 (strongest), or [Off]. If [Off] 
    is selected, the camera’s smart shade control setting is 
    used for live image.
    ➂[Aperture Mode]
    Specify the camera aperture mode.
    [Night Mode]
    Disable the night mode function.
    Displays live image in night mode.
    The camera automatically switches to night mode.
    ➃[White Balance]
    Specify the appropriate white balance by selecting one 
    of the camera’s light source settings displayed in the 
    If [Manual] is selected, use one of the following two 
    methods to adjust the white balance.
     [R Gain] and [B Gain]
    Specify the white balance parameters by dragging 
    the sliders. Drag to the right to increase the gain (the 
    sensitivity to brightness).
    Shot WB]
    Force white balance adjustment to a light source. 
    Using a white object (such as piece of white paper) 
    as a standard, fill the shot with the object and click 
    this button.[Compensation] can be specified using seven levels, from 
    -3 to +3. To disable exposure compensation, specify [0].
    When [Night Mode] is enabled in [Aperture Mode], the screen 
    image and the recorded image are in black & white. 
    „Adjust the Focus and Speed
    You can use the [Focus and Speed] tab in the [Advanced 
    Camera Settings] dialog box to adjust the focus and the 
    pan/tilt/zoom speeds.
    [Focus and Speed] tab
    ➀[Auto], [Auto (for domes)]
    Automatically focus the image.
    Use [Auto (for domes)] for cameras equipped with an 
    indoor dome housing. The setting prevents the camera 
    from focusing onto the dome surface.
    ➁[Fixed at infinity]
    Fix the focal point at infinity.
    Adjust the focus manually by clicking the [Far] or 
    [Near] button.
    Click [One Shot AF] to focus once on the current 
    subject and then return to manual focus.
    Specify the pan/tilt speed ([Slow], [Normal] or [Fast]).
    Specify the zoom speed ([Slow] or [Fast]).
    The pan/tilt speed is unavailable. When the digital zoom 
    on the camera is set to [Not Specified], the zoom speed is 
    „Configure External Outputs
    Use the [External Outputs] tab on the [Advanced Camera 
    Settings] dialog box to configure output to external 
    devices connected to the camera.
    Disable the external output.
    Enable the external output.
    The settings may be different for different camera models. For 
    details, see to the camera manual.
    Viewer Settings
    You can save the size and position of a video window in 
    the Viewer as a layout.
    Configure a layout using the following procedure:
    When the Viewer starts, it displays the layout that was being 
    displayed when the program last ended. A new layout with the 
    name “Untitled1” is opened the first time the Viewer is started. 
    You can save the layout with a name after you place a video 
    Create a Layout
    Specify the layout name, layout background and the video 
    window display conditions and open it as a new layout.
    ➀[Layout Name]
    Enter the name of the layout.
    This cannot be used with RM-Lite.
    ➂[Playback Options]
    This cannot be used with RM-Lite.➃[OK] and [Cancel]
    Close the dialog box.
    Place a Video Window
    You can place a video window anywhere in the viewing 
    You can arrange video windows according to a grid.
    „Display a Grid
    Do not display a grid.
    Display a dotted grid.
     [160x120] / [320x240] / [640x480]
    Display a solid grid with one of three sizes.
    This cannot be used with RM-Lite.
    Configure the Video Window Layout
    1. Create a layout
    2. Place a video window 
    3. Save the layout
    1Click [Layouts] > [New Layout] to display the [New 
    Layout] dialog box.
    2Configure each item.
    3Click [OK] to close the dialog box.
    Following the above steps does not automatically save the 
    layout. Be sure to enter a name and save the new layout after 
    configuring it.
    1Click [Grids] on the toolbar.
    2Select the type of grid. 
    „Move a Video Window
    You can drag a video window to any position.
    When the grid is set to [None], the video window remains 
    in the position to which it is dragged.
    For options other than [None], the video window snaps to 
    the grid position that is nearest to where the window is 
    You can enlarge the video window in multiples of the grid frame 
    size (2 x 2, 3 x 3, etc.).
    Save the Layout
    After configuring the display and position of the video 
    windows, follow these steps to save the layout.
    Switch Between Layouts
    The menu is separated into two sub-menus:
    Shared layouts
    Displays shared layouts under the name of the 
    currently connected Storage Server Group. The 
    [Layouts] menu shows the currently connected Storage 
    Server Groups.
    All users have access to the layouts, however, only the 
    administrator can make changes to them.
     User layouts
    Displays layouts created by the currently logged in 
    user. These layouts are not available to other users.
    Organize Layouts
    You can change the display order of menus, classify and 
    organize layouts in folders, and edit the layouts.
    ➀Layout tree
    Displays a list of created layouts.
    The layout tree uses the following icons:
    ➁[New Folder]
    Create a new folder.
    ➂[Move to Folder]
    Move the selected layout to a folder.
    ➃[Move Up] and [Move Down]
    Move the selected layout up or down in the list.
    Delete the selected layout from the list.
    Change the name of the selected layout.
    Displays the properties of the selected layout.
    The properties displayed are the same as those 
    displayed in step 2 on P. 4-11.
    ➇[Copy to Folder]
    Copy the selected layout to a folder.
    Close the dialog box.
    The number of video windows that can be displayed in the 
    Viewer depends on factors such as the video card, CPU 
    performance, video frame rate, camera video size, and the 
    video quality.
    1Click [File] > [Save Layout].
    2Change the layout name as required, and click [OK].
    1Click [Layouts] on the toolbar to display a menu for 
    selecting existing layouts.
    2Select a layout.
    1Click [Layouts] > [Organize Layouts] to display the 
    [Organize Layouts and Layout Sequences] dialog box.
    Custom layout
     You cannot change the name of the [Shared Layouts] and 
    [User Layouts] folders.
     Only the administrator (or a user with the required 
    permissions) can manage shared folders (P. 3-12).
    							Configure the Video Window Layout
    Viewer Settings
    The settings in the [Organize Layouts and Layout Sequences] 
    dialog box, such as the order of the layout sequence and the 
    folder types are also displayed when you click the [Layouts] 
    menu, or when you click the [Layouts] button on the toolbar. 
    							Chapter 5
    Setting a Recording 
    ❏How to set a schedule for recording images on particular days of the week or 
    at the particular times
    ❏Settings for different recording modes 
    Flow of Recording Schedule Settings
    Display the [Recording Schedules] window (P. 5-3)
    Set a Weekly schedule
    Display the [Recording Schedules] window (P. 5-3)
    Set a recording schedule (P. 5-3)
    Configure the recording conditions
    Continuous recording settings (P. 5-4)
    Save or edit a recording schedule
    Save a recording schedule (P. 5-5)
    Edit, delete or copy from a recording schedule (P. 5-6)
    Be sure to test recording schedules before using them. 
    Setting a Recording Schedule
    Display the [Recording Schedules] window
    ➀[Add Schedule Item], [Edit], [Delete]
    Add, edit or delete a schedule item.
    ➁[Zoom] slider
    Zoom in and zoom out the time line of the schedule 
    ➂Camera search box
    This cannot be used with RM-Lite.
    ➃Schedule area
    Displays the currently registered cameras and their 
    corresponding weekly schedules, arranged by day of 
    the week.
    Closes this window.
    Set a Weekly Schedule
    You can select more than one camera by holding down the Shift 
    key or Ctrl key and clicking the cameras.
    ➀Recording time settings area
    Specify the day of the week and the start and end time 
    of the recording period.
    ➁Recording mode list
    Select the recording mode.
    Only continuous recording can be selected.
    ➂Recording settings area
    Configure the settings for the recording mode.
    ➃[OK] and [Cancel]
    Close the dialog box.
    Record on a Regular Basis (Repeating Weekly Schedules)
    1Click [Window] > [Recording Schedules] to display the 
    [Recording Schedules] window.
    ➂➃ ➄
    1In the schedule area, click the camera that you want to 
    add the schedule to.
    2Click [Add Schedule Item] to display the [Edit Schedule 
    Item] dialog box.
    Specify the Recording Period and Day of the 
     To record for the entire day without specifying a 
    starting and ending time, click [All Day].
     To specify a recording period, enter the start time 
    in [Start Time] and the end time in [End Time]. Use 
    these items when you want to specify a recording 
    time that goes past midnight, such as when 
    recording late into the night. Alternately, select a 
    duration for the recording (minimum of 15 min.) in 
    the [Duration] field.
     You cannot specify overlapping recording schedules on the 
    same camera.
     The time of the recording schedules is based on the Storage 
    Server clock. We recommend that you synchronize the clocks 
    on all the Storage Server you are using.
     If you set the operating system to automatically handle daylight 
    saving time, the time will be automatically adjusted on the first 
    and last days of the daylight saving time period.
    Configure the Recording Mode
    ➀[Aspect Ratio]
    Specify the aspect ratio ([4:3]).
    If you select [Not specified], the camera’s aspect ratio 
    setting is used for recording.
    Set the [Aspect Ratio] to [4:3] to make this setting 
    available and specify the resolution ([160x120], 
    [320x240], [640x480] or [1280x960]).
    If you select [Not Specified] for the [Resolution], the 
    camera’s resolution setting is used for recording.
    ➂[Video Format]
    Fixed at [JPEG].
    ➃[Maximum Frame Rate]
    Specify the maximum frame rate (number of frames 
    recorded in one second) in the range from 0.1 to 
    5 frames per second (fps).
    1Specify the recording period.
    2Select the check boxes for the days of the week on 
    which to repeat the recording in [Repeat On].
    1Click [Continuous Recording] in the recording mode 
    list and select the check box.
    2Configure the video format of the recorded image.
    The size of the recording file increases as the resolution 
    becomes higher. Make sure there is sufficient hard disk space 
    available before specifying a higher resolution.
    The size of the recording file increases as the frame rate 
    becomes higher. Make sure there is sufficient hard disk space 
    available before specifying a higher frame rate.
    ➅ ➁
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