Live Monitor

Table of Contents

Overview
Execute the Live Monitor
Map the Camera
Page
Automatic Page Switching
Display Ratio
Audio
Recording
PTZ Available
Save Still Images
Remote DVR Control
Search
Remocon
Connect / Disconnect
Camera OSD

Overview

It displays the camera's live video image from multiple hosts at the same time. You can manage camera up to 1024(32x32) in the Live Monitor window and manage multiple windows simultaneously.

Execute the Live Monitor

Live Monitor can be executed from other tools including Toolbox, Quick Connect, Host Manager and Host Monitor.

If you execute Live Monitor from Toolbox, it will create a new Live Monitor window with default size, which has no camera mapping. (Figure 2.38) It displays background images in case of no camera mapping, connection closed or signal loss. When the camera is connected, information is displayed in the camera OSD area.

Live Monitor with no camera mapping

Figure 2.38. Live Monitor with no camera mapping


In case that you execute Quick Connect or Live Monitor, all camera of the host will be mapped automatically.

Multiple Live Monitor windows can be launched without limitation as the memory and CPU of the system where CMS is running. When the host connection is broken, the camera image of that host of all windows is initialized with the background. When the host connection is established again, the camera image is restored automatically.

If you click the camera area or move arrow keys, it marks the camera as selected by drawing blue border. Selected camera is used for Remocon as a target.

Map the Camera

Live Monitor can display the camera image of the multiple host at the same time. There are two ways for users to map the camera into the area. The first is choosing the camera directly using popup menu, the other is mouse drag & drop from Host Manager to the Live Monitor window.

When you select Map selected camera on the popup menu, the menu list of hosts and cameras will appear. If you choose the camera in this menu, selected camera will be mapped into the area and image will be displayed. If you choose the camera which is not connected to the host yet, it will try to connect automatically.

"Map selected camera" menu item

Figure 2.39. "Map selected camera" menu item


If you drag the host, the group or the camera from Host Manager and drop it to the camera area of Live Monitor, selected camera will be mapped. If there are already mapped camera, they will be moved forward.

Page

The page means the group of camera which can be displayed on one screen. It manages camera in the form of matrix by specifying `columns x rows'.

If the page size is less than the number of cameras, they are separated by using multiple pages. You can move to pages by pressing PgUP / PgDn keys, or clicking Page Up / Page Down on the toolbar or popup menu. You can use size buttons in the toolbar in order to adjust the size of the current page.

For example, following figures describe two pages for 12 camera of the host with `3x3' page size.

The first page of Live Monitor

Figure 2.40. The first page of Live Monitor


The second page of Live Monitor

Figure 2.41. The second page of Live Monitor


There are predefined list of favorite page sizes(1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4) in the toolbar and popup menu. If you want to add custom page size to the favorite list, adjust page sizes by using size buttons in the toolbar and click Add current page size on the toolbar or popup menu. Conversely, if you want to remove from the favorite list, select the favorite one and click Remove current page size on the toolbar or popup menu.

Double-clicking the camera area switches page size to 1x1 displaying only one camera. Double-clicking it again goes back to previous page size.

Automatic Page Switching

It switches the page to the next one in the specific interval automatically. You can start or stop automatic page switching by clicking Start automatic page switching from the toolbar or popup menu. By clicking Increase page switching interval / Decrease page switching interval, you can adjust page switching interval.

`Start/Stop automatic page switching' in the toolbar

Figure 2.42. `Start/Stop automatic page switching' in the toolbar


`Start/Stop automatic page switching' menu item

Figure 2.43. `Start/Stop automatic page switching' menu item


Display Ratio

You can choose one of the ratio types from the followings in the toolbar and popup menu:

  • Normal Ratio : The image which is displayed fills the camera area.

  • 4:3 Ratio : The image which is displayed fills the camera area in 4:3 ratio.

  • Original Ratio : The original image is displayed in the camera area.

Audio

Live Monitor not also displays the camera image but play audio sound together. Because it plays sound only when the camera which has audio is displayed, it stops playing when the page is moved or Live Monitor window is closed. Playing audio sound in CMS works by each audio channel, it may be influenced by other tools.

If the camera has the audio channel, audio volume level is displayed in the camera OSD area.

Audio volume leve of Live Monitor

Figure 2.44. Audio volume leve of Live Monitor


If you click the audio volume level, volume control slidebar appears. Adjusting volume applied to the audio channel which is unique in CMS, so it is applied to the camera with the same audio channel. In other way, you can adjust audio volume by controlling mouse scroll wheel.

You can mute the audio of each camera or all camera of Live Monitor window at once. If you enable Listen to only selected camera's audio in live monitor option in Audio Preference, the mute for each camera can't used.

You can click Mute selected camera on the popup menu to mute the selected camera.

Mute the camera

Figure 2.45. Mute the camera


You must click Mute all cameras on the toolbar or popup menu to mute all camera of the Live Monitor window.

Mute all camera

Figure 2.46. Mute all camera


In order to speak to the audio output devices of camera, you should click Speak on the toolbar or popup menu. For more informaion about bidirectional audio communication, refer to Audio.

Recording

Live Monitor supports for recording live video and audio streams to the system where CMS is running. You can click Record selected camera on the popup menu to record the selected camera. You should click Record all cameras on the toolbar or popup menu to record all camera in the Live Monitor window. If you click the menu items again, recording will be stopped. When Live Monitor window is closed, all recoding will be stopped.

Recording menu item

Figure 2.47. Recording menu item


the icon for camera recording status in the camera OSD area becomes red in recording. Recorded files are saved to the directories which are configured in Disk Preference.

PTZ Available

If the camera supports PTZ(Pan/Tilt/Zoom) control, the icon for PTZ in the camera OSD area becomes light.

PTZ icon

Figure 2.48. PTZ icon


Save Still Images

You can save still images for all camera displayed by clicking Save image(s) on the toolbar or popup menu. the setting about still image saving can be configured in Save Image Preference.

Remote DVR Control

By clicking Remote DVR Control on the popup menu the section called “Remote DVR / NVR Control” for the selected camera will be launched.

Search

By clicking Search on the toolbar or popup menu, the remote search((Search and Replay) for the selected camera will be launched.

Remocon

By clicking Remocon on the toolbar or popup menu, Remocon will be launched to control PTZ or relays.

Connect / Disconnect

If you click Connect to all hosts on the toolbar or popup menu, it will try to connect to all hosts which the Live Monitor window contains. Conversely, if you click Disconnect from all hosts, it disconnects from all hosts.

Camera OSD

By clicking Show camera OSD on the popup menu, you can show or hide the camera OSD in the camera area.