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Copyright 2011 by Volicon, Inc.

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Volicon, Inc.
Burlington , Massachusetts
support@volicon.com
Tel: +1-781-221-7400



INTRODUCTION
SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE


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Turnkey Digital video archiving and streaming solution
offering 24/7 video Monitoring and Logging: Search,
Retrieve, View, Analyze, Store and Export content anytime
anywhere in the world

GETTING STARTED
PC CLIENT MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS


To access the Observer from a client machine you will need:

Windows 7, 64 bit OS 3.5GB RAM or above
Sound card
Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 8 browser
Windows Media Player 11 or greater installed
Pentium 4 3.0 GHz or equivalent processor recommended
Minimum NVIDIA or ATI video adapter
User with local administrative privileges to install signed ActiveX control
Minimum 10 Mbps network connection bandwidth: 1.2-1.5 times the sum of viewed stream's
bandwidth, i.e., to display two 512 Kbps streams smoothly, 1.2-1.5 Mbps of bandwidth is
needed
URL or IP address to the Web server placed in the browser Trusted Sites zone
Silverlight support if used for clients other than IE
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Logging In
Start Internet Explorer
Enter Observer server URL

At first time access from a client PC
machine, you will be presented with a
warning strip towards the top of the
screen

Accept and proceed

Install Volicon Player accepting all
defaults (Check if prompts hidden
behind other forms to continue
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DOWNLOAD VOLICON MEDIA PLAYER

Specify the first page after login (Home page is the default)

Clips
Search
User Preferences
(Maintenance) Settings

After Media Player has been successfully installed, enter
Username
Password

Change default values for security
see Preferences in the manual



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Home Page - Favorites
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Select favorite channels::
1. Access: Home Favorites icon
2. Check Streams of Interest
3. Add to Favorites
4. Remove from Favorites



1. Favorites
3. Add to Favorites
2. Check Streams of Interest



4. Remove from Favorites
Home Page
Main monitoring interface - View live broadcasts

Select various players - In Dashboard

View in Player Display Area

Left Menu For different functions

Press <Live> button for live video


Player Display Area
Control-bar


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Player stream-bar
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Access additional Observer functions :

Home
Clip
Bookmarks list
Fault clips
Statistics
Search
Programs
Producer, CMM (optional modules)
Central Config
Encoders
Software upgrade
Maintenance
Settings
User Management
Event Viewer
Alerts
User Preferences

Note: Capabilities may be restricted to some user groups

Left Menu
Control-bar

This DVD type bar controls the active video channel display




1. Rewind
2. Reverse play
3. Slow reverse
4. Step back
5. Pause
6. Step forward
7. Slow play
8. Play
9. Fast forward

Slow play /reverse work at the normal speed
Multiple clicks on Rewind and Fast-forward accelerate these operations


























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Control-bar
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Navigate to Start-time click <Mark Start>, button changes to <Mark End>
Click <Mark End> at end-section A dialog will appear
o Save Clip in Bookmarks or Export to PC

Mute/un-mute adjust audio volume using the Volume slide bar icons

Seek-bar scale

Full screen
Split full-screen
Picture-in-picture
Ratings

Play Live




Stream-bar and Seek-bar

Allows quick review of the video history

Seek-bar length one hour - configurable in Preferences
Date/Time is displayed by tooltip when cursor hovering over it


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Stream-bar
Seek-bar
Popup Menu; CC Enable; Synch to Me Date Time Selector Input Stream Name Close Player
Popup menu Right Click Display or click this icon
CC Display Enable/Disables Closed Captions
Sync to me Sync all players to the active player

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DISPLAY METADATA
Off - Disable caption and subtitles
First language subtitles
Second language subtitles
XDS - Items as time of day, captions, program information
Video and audio (parameters)
Audio loudness Standardized audio measurements
AFD (display)
Select from available audio tracks:
o Stereo Mono Dolby audio configuration
o Configurable with Audio Profile Manager
CAPTIONS AND LANGUAGE
AUDIO TRACKS
Popup Menu
Right click on a player to display the popup menu
LOUDNESS METER
left / right
ALIGN METADATA
Wide screen display mode
WIDE SCREEN
STATUS LINE - AL, SS AND BS
Video and Audio measurements recorded for
every channel, therefore can be examined
through playback at a later time


BS - BLACK SCREEN AMOUNT
Percentage of black in the display

SS - STATIC SCREEN
Percentage of static scenery in the display



























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Black Screen Audio Level
AL - AUDIO LEVEL
Audio level of the received signal measured in dB. The default for Low Audio is -40 dB
Bookmarks

Select from the Left menu

Clips Bookmarks to access Clip List or
Clips Fault Clips
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Edit Clips Click on one of the Edit icons
FAULT CLIPS
Faults in media
Stored in Clips for extended periods
Search for a Clip Name or Description
Optional filtering
Time range, Video, Audio, CC

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Export Data - Report Fault Clips in ASCII

Fault clips <Report> button generates Text or CSV report previous slide

System will prompt for a folder on your PC to download report
Excel spreadsheet will display clip parameters in separate columns:
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Export Clips from Video
Clip live or recorded video with Mark Start / Mark End
Click Export Video or Closed Captions icons









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Bookmarks, Fault clips
Double click on a clip
Click on the Export Icon to export


Export Existing Clips
Export Video
Provide File name, type directory on PC client
Press the <Save> button


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Press <Export> or <Export CC> buttons
Optionally select Advanced Options
Export With Advanced Options
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Closed Captions (burned into exported video)
Timestamp (burned into exported video)
Banner (burned into exported video)
Resolution (selection)
Target bitrate (selection)
Quality (selection)
Maximum time accuracy for frame accurate export
Advanced Options
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Email alerts, Alert on:
Video
Audio
CC/TT
Edit email
Delete email
Maintenance Alerts
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Revision Change History
112211 6.0 release, display metadata, popup menu, formatting