Live Viewing Using Remote View

Remote View………………………………………………………………………1 Setting Up Remote View…………………………………………………………1 Setting Up the Connection……………………………………………………….1 Working with My Favorite………………………………………………………...4 Camera Zoom Function…………………………………………………………..5 Playing with Screen View Window Functions………………………………….6 Playing Back Video Files in Q-View…………………………………………….7 Preference Settings……………………………………………………………….7 Remote PTZ and I/O Functions….………………………………………………9 Full Screen View…………………………………………………………………10

Working with Remote Playback Client at the Client PC………………………………..11
Connecting to a FocusMicro Video Server with FM-RPB Client……………12 Disconnecting from the FocusMicro VideoBank Server……………………..12 Searching for Files to Load……………………………………………………..13 Play Local Video…………………………………………………………………14 View List…………………………………………………………………………..14 Connection to Record…………………………………………………………...15 Address Book…………………………………………………………………….15 Preference Settings……………………………………………………………..16 RPB Client Playback Control Buttons…………………………………………17

VideoBank 7.0 – 8.0 Remote View

Live Viewing Using Remote View
Remote View
Remote View is used to remotely monitor live videos from the VideoBank system, through modem dial-up or TCP/IP connection. Each Remote View connection is limited by the VideoBank Server to one login at a time. However, you may open multiple RemoteView sessions on one workstation and log each into a different VideoBank system.

Setting Up Remote View
The Remote View software included is available from your FocusMicro account representative via CD-ROM or download. The application is to be installed at client PC with modem dial-up or TCP/IP network access. Following is the minimum PC specification for this application: OS CPU Memory Hard Disk VGA Network Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server Pentium 500 (minimum) 128MB RAM 20GB (minimum) NVIDIA GeForce II 32MB, 800x600 screen resolution (minimum) TCP/IP, Modem Dial-up

Setting Up the Connection
Remote View allows two connection methods and each are set up as follows: To set up modem connection: 1. Make sure the modems on the client PC and at the VideoBank Server are already setup. 2. Start the modem server by clicking the Network button on the VideoBank Server and enabling the Modem Server. 3. Click Preference and then select Configure Modem. Select the modem to use from dropdown list.

Figure 1: Choose the modem to connect to 4. Click the Connect button from menu bar of Remote View, and then select Dial-Modem from menu to bring up the Connect dialog box, as shown in figure 2:

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Figure 2: Making connection to VideoBank system through dial-up connection. 5. In the Phone Dial field, type the telephone number you wish to use. 6. Enter a valid user ID and password, and then click the Make Call button. Messages should appear in the Connect Status window when connection successful. To set up TCP/IP (network) connection: 1. Make sure both your client PC and the VideoBank Server have access to TCP/IP network. 2. If the server is not running the TCP/IP service, click the Network button on main screen of the VideoBank Server and enable the TCP/IP Server. 3. Click the Connect button from menu bar of Remote View on the client PC and select Internet/Intranet TCP/IP to bring up following dialog box:

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4. In the IP Address field, type the IP address or domain name of the system you wish to connect to. The field will memorize the 10 most recently used addresses. 5. Type in port number in Port field. Use default value of 3550 if you are not sure what to enter for this field. 6. Enter a valid user ID and password and then click the Login button. Video should appear when the connection is successful, as shown:

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Functions of toolbar buttons are listed in following table: Button Connect My Favorite Stop Zoom In Zoom Out Lock Preferences Description Click to select modem dial-up or TCP/IP connection Click to add connections to My Favorite Lists Click to terminate network connection Click to enlarge video Click to shrink video Click to lock a particular camera Click to bring up the preferences setting window

Working with My Favorite
My Favorite (or quick connect) provides for fast access to pre-set connections to VideoBank Servers. Several settings are available for this feature. To add a connection to My Favorite (Quick Connect): 1. Click Quick Connect on the menu bar. 2. Select Add to Quick Connect from the menu to bring up Quick Connect dialog box, shown as follows.

3. Enter the proper information and provide a title name for the new connection, and then click OK. To edit Quick Connect: 1. To change information in the Quick Connect Table, click on Quick Connect on the menu bar. 2. Select Edit Quick Connect from the menu. 3. Select a connection you wish to edit to delete, edit IP address or port.

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Make A Quick Connection: Once a connection is added, it is listed in the Quick Connect menu and the My Favorites Button. Click on My Favorites and choose the desired connection to login to that FocusMicro VideoBank Server:

Camera Zoom Function
Click the Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons in the toolbar to enlarge and shrink a particular camera view, here are the steps: 1. Click on the channel you wish to zoom. 2. Click the Lock button from the toolbar to lock the camera. 3. Click either the Zoom In or the Zoom Out buttons, and then click on the locked camera.

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Playing with Screen View Window Functions
All live video is displayed in the channel as shown:

Icons appear in the channel to represent: Name Description Time Indicates current date and time. Color of the text and the background can be Indicator changed in Preferences. Rec Play/Save Camera Lock Click to start, stop, pause, and resume recording Plays and saves recorded video files Locks the image to apply zoom in, zoom out function

Note: The Rec button saves the video files to a temporary buffer file. Once you stop recording by pressing the Rec button again, the file has not been saved. If you wish to save the files permanently, Click on the Play/Save button on each channel’s video you wish to save. The video clip will be saved in AVI format.

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Playing Back Video Files in Q-View
Click the Play/Save button in the channel view. This brings up the program Q-View, which provides instant playback of video files from the temporary buffer. These files are created when the Rec button is pressed.

Preference Settings
Click on Preferences button from the toolbar to bring up the corresponding dialog box as shown:

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VideoBank 7.0 – 8.0 Remote View The following options are available on the Connection tab of the Preference Setting: [Login Setup] Specify user name and password for RemoteView. [Image Quality] Specify the compression ratio of the video. A lower number provides higher compression and smaller file size, but a lower quality image. There are also options available on the General tab:

[Text Display] Sets the channel description’s text color and background color. Three options are available to present the camera description: Transparent (text only no background), Opaque (text and background), and Invisible (no text and no background). [Temporary Record Buffer] Location of the temporary folder that holds videos as they are being recorded. Click on the Browse button to change the location.

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Remote PTZ and I/O Function
If you have installed PTZ or I/O devices on the FocusMicro VideoBank Server, then you will be able to control these devices through TCP/IP or dial-up network if you have the appropriate permission levels as assigned by the VideoBank Server Administrator. To use the remote PTZ control: Select View, PTZ Device, from the menu bar to bring up the PTZ control panel. Use the PTZ select buttons to choose address (0-15) of the camera you wish to control. The control panel may look slightly different depending on your camera model.

To use Remote I/O control: Select View, I/O Module, from the menu bar to bring up the I/O control panel. Remote View allows you to control only the output devices. Click on the Output signal buttons to send signal to the output device of your choice. (Outputs can be configured to operate any type of switch, lock, light, siren, strobe or any other powered device you wish to trigger remotely. Often lighting will be connected to outputs to allow the remote user to turn on a light and see the area better.)

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Full Screen View
Click the Connect button and select Full Screen Mode from the menu. The full screen mode provides a larger viewing area for the cameras. There are four functional buttons located at the right hand side that allow you to access to some of the basic functions.

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FM-Remote Playback Client

Working with Remote Playback Client at the Client PC
The FM-RPB Client software is installed in the client PC. Camera views from different FocusMicro VideoBank servers may be displayed in a single 16-channel screen view. Clicking the Page Select button changes the screen view to the next page. A maximum of two pages (total 32 channels) may be displayed in one FM-RPB Client.

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Name Monitoring Window Camera Name Connection Disconnect Search Play Local Video List View Connection Record Address Book

Description Displays the playback video The name that is given to the camera at the server. Sets connection to FocusMicro VideoBank Server Disconnects all or selected connections to the FocusMicro VideoBank Server Searches for video files to load Plays back video files that have been saved on the client PC using FM-RPB Client Keeps record of connection activity Maintains a log of the connections Create a quick connection to a FocusMicro VideoBank Server or access one

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FM-Remote Playback Client 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Preference Setting Save As AVI Save As Snapshot Exit Scroll Bar Playback Panel Page Select Screen Division Used for customizing the FM-RPB Client Same function as in ViewLog, refer to Saving Files to Play Back at Third Party Viewers in your Advanced user manual. Saves the current frame as still image on client Click this button to close the FM-RPB software Use to move forward and backward while playing back video. Contains typical playback buttons Use to select between channels 1~16 and 17~32. Select to choose screen division mode.

Connecting to a FocusMicro Video Server with FM-RPB Client
Click the Connection button on the FM-RPB Function Panel to bring up the Connect to dialog box shown here:

Enter appropriate information in the fields. You may enter actual IP or the domain name for IP Address ie: “demo.focusmicro.com”. Alternatively, you may click the drop-down selection field to find the most recently visited servers, or click the browse button to select a FocusMicro VideoBank Server in your address book.

Disconnecting from the FocusMicro VideoBank Server
Click the Disconnect button and choose to close all connections, or close only selected connections by choosing Select Disconnection, highlight the connection to close in the following dialog box and click on disconnect.

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Searching for Files to Load
There are two options to search for video files on the targeted VideoBank Server, Normal Search and Advanced Search: [Normal Search] Select the Normal Search to bring up Search & Download panel shown as:

Follow these steps to select the appropriate files: 1. Select the desired FocusMicro VideoBank Server from list of active connections in the drop-down selection field. 2. Select the desired camera number from the Channel Select tab. 3. Choose the year, month and day from tree folder by clicking on the (+) to expand each selection and clicking on the date. 4. Select the video files you wish to view or download from the Event List Window. 5. Click the Download button to download by the four available options: • Download & Play: Play the selected files while downloading into RPB Client. • Just Download: Download files only. • Just Play: Play files without loading them into the FM-RPB Client system. • Download & Play (Period): Download files by frames. Select only one file at a time to apply this function.

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FM-Remote Playback Client [Advance Search] The files can be searched by time and date, and by camera. Follow these steps to download or view video from specified times and cameras:

1. Select the desired VideoBank Server from list of active connections in the drop-down selection field. 2. Select the desired camera from Select Camera(s) window, or choose the “Select All Cameras button” to select all cameras. 3. Specify the search range by date and time. 4. Click OK to download by the four available options: • Download & Play: Play the selected files while downloading into RPB Client. • Just Download: Download files only. • Just Play: Play files without loading them into FM-RPB Client system. • Download & Play (Period): Download files by frames. Select only one file at a time to apply this function. Note: A warning message may appear if the downloaded file size is greater than the designated storage space.

Play Local Video
After downloading the video files from VideoBank Server to a client PC, choose the “Play Local Video button” to play back the files on the client PC with the FM-RPB Client.

View List
The list keeps a record of connection activity, and is available in four listing options: [Channel List] Lists all actively connected FocusMicro VideoBank Servers and their respective cameras. Use the Up and Down buttons to select which camera sequence is displayed when in full-screen view. The close button terminates the connection to the selected camera. The exit button closes the list while the connections remain active. [Connection List] Indicates the number of files currently engaged to the connecting activity. The numbers shown in the Total Works field will decrease as the tasks complete. Click on the task to highlight it, then click on the Work List button to break out the detail of the activity being processed. Click the Back button to go back to the Connection List. Click the Close button to end the connection. Click the Exit button to leave the list.

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FM-Remote Playback Client [Download List] Displays a list of files that is currently being downloaded to the FM-RPB client. The Ratio field shows you each file’s download progress and the Save Path field shows you the location where files are being downloaded to. [Download History] Displays a list of downloaded file history. Double clicking on a listing will playback the related file in the selected FM-RPB monitoring window.

Connection Record
Keeps track of the connections, which makes your next connection easier. [Save Connective Status] Saves current connection list to a path. When opening the FM-RPB Client the next time, you can click on the Connection Record, select the Load Connective Status (see descriptions below) to open a browser and load saved connections. [Load Connective Status] Loads the saved connection status from a file into the FM-RPB Client. [Load Resume File] If connections were ended the with the Disconnect button during a download, select this option to continue the downloading process.

Address Book
The Address Book not only keeps connection information about the FM-RPB Sever, but also allows for quick connection and auto login to the FocusMicro VideoBank Server. Follow these steps to create an entry in the Address Book: Click the Address Book button to bring up the dialog box, shown as:

Click New Server button and enter the following information to the fields: • • Server Name: Any name you want to use for this VideoBank Server. Server Address: Enter IP Address or a domain name (ie: demo.focusmicro.com).

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FM-Remote Playback Client • • • ID: Enter a Login ID that will be accepted by the VideoBank Server. This Login ID must have permission to access Remote Playback Client Connections. Password: Enter the password associated with the ID. Port: Use the default port 5066, unless otherwise necessary.

You may create New Groups (click New Group button) before adding any servers. After creating a new group you may then add a new server to the group by clicking on any group and then clicking the New Server button to add a VideoBank Server to that group. Click Close button to finish the setup; Highlighting any entry and clicking the Delete Button removes the entry from Address Book; Connect connects the FM-RPB Client to the VideoBank Server instantly.

Preference Settings
Three settings available here:

[Download] These options allow you to specify whether you want to overwrite existing files and whether you want a pop-up notification for each and every file that finishes downloading. [Channel Text] The selections on this function determine how your text appears on the active and playback channels. [Panel Resolution] This option allows you to select an 800x600 screen or a 1024x768 screen (recommended) for the FM-RPB Client. Any changes made will not take effect until the application is restarted.

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RPB Client Playback Control Buttons

The buttons, from left to right, represent: Play, Stop, Pause, First Frame, Previous Frame, Next Frame, and Last Frame. The two arrow buttons are used to increase or decrease the playback speed. Move the slider in Playback Meter back and forth to navigate through the video frames.

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