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CompleteView Video Client User's Manual Version 3.8 Table Of Contents Introduction... 1 System Requirements... 1 End User License Agreement... 2 Operation... 3 Getting Started... 3 Starting the CompleteView
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CompleteView Video Client User's Manual Version 3.8 Table Of Contents Introduction... 1 System Requirements... 1 End User License Agreement... 2 Operation... 3 Getting Started... 3 Starting the CompleteView Client... 3 Logging In to the CompleteView Client... 4 The Login Dialog... 4 Client Application Update... 5 Contacting Video Servers... 5 Application Overview... 6 Keyboard Shortcuts... 7 Enlarging a Live Video Source... 7 File Menu... 7 View Menu... 7 Live View... 9 Live View Controls... 9 Toolbar... 9 Automatic Switching Between View Layouts... 9 Title Bar... 9 Tree View Zones/Sites Views Custom Views Maps Servers Pan Tilt & Zoom Control PTZ Control Bar Immervision Panomorph Lens Support Camera Status Quick Review Map View Map Icons & Controls Map Control Panel Playback Event Review ii Table Of Contents Overview Search Panel Playback Panel Date Search Event Review Filtering Results Smart Search First Steps Smart Search Wizard Event Playback Digital PTZ controls Video Event Export Single Event Export Export Destination Export Video to File on Disk Export Video to CD/DVD Now Add Video to Queue for CD/DVD Burning Later Clip Length Export Entire Clip Export Part of the Clip Multiple Event Export Export Queue Exporting to CD/DVD Exporting Still Images Multi Playback Multi-channel Event Review Overview Event Playback Quad Video Panel Event Timeline View Multi Playback Control Toolbar Appendices Appendix A. Multiple Client Operation Parameters for MainClient.exe Example iii Introduction System Requirements Operating Systems: Windows XP Professional, Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, or Windows Vista Core 2 Duo 2.0 Ghz or higher 2 GB RAM or higher Video Card w/ 256 MB RAM or higher 10/100/1000 Ethernet Controller 1 CompleteView Video Client User s Manual End User License Agreement Salient CompleteView SOFTWARE LICENSE 1. GRANT OF LICENSE. Salient grants to you the right to use one (1) copy of the Salient CompleteView Server SOFTWARE on one (1) computer. Salient grants to you the right to use one (1) copy of the Salient CompleteView Client SOFTWARE on any numbers of computers, provided that the Salient CompleteView Client is solely used to connect to a Salient CompleteView Server. The SOFTWARE is in use on a computer when it is loaded into temporary memory (i.e. RAM) or installed into permanent memory (e.g. hard disk, CD-ROM or other storage device) of that computer. 2. COPYRIGHT. The SOFTWARE is owned by Salient and/or its licensor(s), if any, and is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Therefore you must treat the SOFTWARE like any other copyrighted material (e.g. a book or a musical recording) except that you may either (a) make a copy of the SOFTWARE solely for backup or archival purposes or (b) transfer the SOFTWARE to a single hard disk provided you keep the original solely for backup purposes. 3. OTHER RESTRICTIONS. You may not rent, lease or sublicense the SOFTWARE but you may transfer SOFTWARE and accompanying written materials on a permanent basis provided that you retain no copies and the recipient agrees to the terms of this agreement. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE. If the SOFTWARE is an update or has been updated, any transfer must include the most recent update and all previous versions. 4. THIRD PARTY Software. The SOFTWARE may contain third party software, which requires notices and/or additional terms and conditions. Such required third party software notices and/or additional terms and conditions are located in the readme file or other product documentation. By accepting this license agreement, you are also accepting the additional terms and conditions, if any, set forth therein. 5. TERMINATION. This License is effective until terminated. Your rights under this License will terminate automatically without notice from Salient if you fail to comply with any term(s) of this License. Upon the termination of this License, you shall cease all use of the SOFTWARE and destroy all copies, full or partial, of the SOFTWARE. 6. GOVERNING LAW. This agreement shall be deemed performed in and shall be construed by the laws of United States, Texas. 7. DISCLAIMER THE SOFTWARE IS DELIVERED AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE RESULTS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS ASSUMED BY THE PURCHASER/THE USER/YOU. Salient Systems Corporation DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR ANY WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF ANY PROPOSAL, SPECIFICATION OR SAMPLE WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE. Salient AND/OR ITS LICENSOR(S) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PRODUCTION, LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF CONTRACTS OR FOR ANY OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, ECONOMIC OR INDIRECT LOSS WHATSOEVER IN RESPECT OF SALE, PURCHASE, DELIVERY, USE OR DISPOSITION OF THE SOFTWARE. Salient TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SALE, PURCHASE, DELIVERY AND USE OF THE SOFTWARE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PRICE PAID FOR THE SOFTWARE. 2 Operation Getting Started Starting the CompleteView Client You may launch the CompleteView Client application by double-clicking on the icon labeled Client, as shown below: Start» All Programs» CompleteView» Video Client You may also find the Video Client icon located on your desktop, depending on the following factors: 1. The item Create Desktop Icon was selected during the installation of the application. 2. Windows has been configured to show desktop icons. 3 CompleteView Video Client User s Manual Logging In to the CompleteView Client The Login Dialog To log in to the CompleteView Client application, you must enter the user name and password that has been assigned to you by an administrator of the Video Management System. Note: The user name and password are case-sensitive. 1. Username Enter your user name. 2. Password Enter your password. 3. Auto-logon Check this box if you wish to bypass the login dialog whenever you launch the client application. The next time that you launch the client, it will automatically login using the user name and password that were present when you selected the auto-logon feature. Note: To turn off auto-logon, click the task button labeled logoff from the main application screen. This will return you to the login dialog, where you may un-check the auto-logon box. 4. Use Configuration Server If your administrator has supplied you with the IP address or hostname of a configuration server, enter it here. The configuration server is a centralized database containing your personalized camera view layouts. 5. Check for New Client Version If you are using a configuration server, check this box to automatically check for program updates whenever you login. Note: CompleteView ONE client software is updated manually. When you click on the button named OK , the Client application will contact the configuration server (if selected) in order to download your camera viewing layouts and check for program updates. After it has 4 Operation retrieved your layouts, the application will prompt you if an updated version of the client application has been found. Lastly, the client application attempts to contact each video server in order to obtain the latest camera names. Client Application Update If a program update was found, select Yes when prompted to download the updated version of the client application. The entire update process may take from as little as a few moments to as long as several minutes, depending on the network bandwidth that is available to you at the time you begin the update process. Once the client application update has finished, you will be returned to the login dialog. Contacting Video Servers Prior to showing the main application screen, the client attempts to contact each video server, as shown below: The colored dot to the left of each video server indicates the connection status for that server. You may cancel the connection process at any time by clicking on the application exit (X) icon in the upper righthand corner of the connection dialog. Green indicates a successful connection. Yellow indicates a connection in progress. Red indicates a failed connection. 5 CompleteView Video Client User s Manual Application Overview Once you have successfully logged into the CompleteView Client application, you will be presented with the primary graphical user interface. From this screen, you will be able to perform the following functions: Switch among live camera view layouts that have been configured by an administrator for your use. Create custom live camera view layouts. Enable/disable automatic switching of live camera view layouts. Monitor the recording status of each camera on a live camera view layout. Move pan-tilt-zoom capable cameras that you have the permission to control. Listen to a live audio feed that is associated with a particular camera. Search for recorded video events. Search for motion within recorded video events (SmartSearch). Easily export video events to a standard.avi file format on a variety of media, including: Export to file. Export to recordable CD or DVD data discs. Export still images taken from recorded video events as standard.bmp or.jpg files. Print annotated still images taken from recorded video events. Perform time-synchronized playback of recorded video events on up to four simultaneous video sources. Main Screen 6 Operation Keyboard Shortcuts Full-screen mode causes the view layout to be scaled to fit your monitor. The graphical user interface ('GUI') will be hidden from view. Use the following keyboard shortcuts to control the Client application. F11 Enables / Disables full-screen mode. ESC Exits full-screen mode. (alternative to F11) TAB Selects the next video source. SHIFT+TAB Selects the previous video source. Selects the previous view layout. Selects the next view layout. ENTER Causes the currently selected video source to fill the screen. Press again to return to the original view layout. Enlarging a Live Video Source You may easily enlarge a live camera to VGA resolution by double-clicking on the video source. Doubleclick on the live camera view a second time to return to the original size. File Menu The File Menu contains two items: 1. Log out Logs the current user out of the Client application. 2. Exit Exits the Client application. View Menu The View Menu consists of the following items: 7 CompleteView Video Client User s Manual 1. Toolbar Enables/disables the horizontal toolbar. 2. Status Bar Enables/disables the status bar located at the bottom of the Client window. 3. Navigation Pane Enables/disables the Tree View. 4. Live View Mode Selects Live View. 5. Playback Mode Selects Playback. 6. Multi Playback Mode Selects Multi Playback. 7. Sequence Views Enables/disables view layout sequencing. 8 Operation Live View Live View Controls Toolbar The toolbar is used for changing view layouts, enabling and disabling view layout sequencing, entering into playback and multi-channel playback modes, and for opening the pan-tilt-zoom control panel. In addition, you may logout of or exit the CompleteView Client application. Toolbar 1. Tree View Enables/disables the tree view. 2. View Name Allows you to select a live view layout. The icon to the left of the name of the view layout indicates the number, size and position of video sources on the view layout. 3. Sequence Enables automatic switching between live view layouts. Note: In order to utilize sequencing, your administrator must first enable this function for each view layout to be included in the sequence. The administrator must also configure the length of time to pause on each view layout in the sequence. 4. Title Bar - Enables/Disables overlay of title bars on video windows. 5. Live View Enables viewing of live video. 6. Playback Enables viewing of archived video. 7. Multi Playback Enables viewing of archived video for multiple video sources. Automatic Switching Between View Layouts Automatic switching between live video view layouts is also referred to as sequencing. To enable sequencing, find and click on the button labeled Sequence that is located on the toolbar. View layout sequencing is enabled. View layout sequencing is disabled. Title Bar The Title Bar contains camera name and status information. Titled Bars are enabled. Titled Bars are disabled. Camera status is shown as a border around the viewing window. 9 CompleteView Video Client User s Manual Tree View The tree view is used for selecting view layouts, creating custom view layouts and selecting individual cameras. Tree View Zones/Sites Select the Site or Zone containing the view layouts and maps you wish to use. Sites and Zones allow the administrator to organize view layouts and maps. Note: Sites and Zones is a feature of CompleteView Enterprise. If you do not have CompleteView Enterprise contact your Salient reseller for upgrade details. 10 Operation Views Select the view layout you wish to use from Views or Custom Views lists. You may also select view layouts from the toolbar. To select a view layout, find the down-arrow located on the left side of the toolbar. When you click on the down-arrow, a list of available live view layouts will appear. Click on the name of the view layout that you wish to select. Custom Views Lists view layouts that have been created by you. Creating a Custom View 1. Right-click on the tree item named Custom Views . The following context menu will appear: 2. Click on the item named Create . The following dialog window will appear: 3. Enter a name that is meaningful to you in the field titled View Name . 4. Select a view layout template. 5. Click 'OK'. 6. A custom view layout will now be available under the Custom Views tree item, using the name that you provided in step 3. 11 CompleteView Video Client User s Manual Populating a Custom View with Live Video Adding live video to your custom view layout is a simple process. 1. Expand a server in the Servers tree item. 2. Click on a camera in the list. 3. Without releasing the mouse button, drag the camera onto the view layout in the position that you wish it to appear. 4. Release the mouse button when the camera is in the desired position. Maps Lists all maps that you have access to. Click on a map under the 'Maps' object to access that map. You may also select maps from the toolbar. To select a map, find the down-arrow located on the left side of the toolbar. When you click on the down-arrow, a list of available live view layouts and maps will appear. Click on the name of the maps that you wish to select. Servers Lists all servers to which you have access. When you expand the node for a specific server, a list is displayed of every camera on that server to which you have access. Note: When connected to a CompleteView ONE multiple server can be connected in a single client session, however cameras from multiple servers cannot be viewed simultaneously in a single view layout. 12 Operation Quick Selection of Cameras To select a single camera for display, click on the camera name in the tree view. The currently selected view layout will change to a single-camera view layout populated with the camera that you selected. 13 CompleteView Video Client User s Manual Pan Tilt & Zoom Control Certain camera models are capable of being controlled on one or more axes. The most prevalent of these are more commonly referred to as 'PTZ' cameras. The term PTZ refers to the three axes that are capable of being controlled pan, tilt and zoom. In addition to being able to control the field of view, these cameras often offer additional control mechanisms, such as opening and closing of the camera iris, changing the focal length (focus in and out), and the ability to store one or more 'preset' locations. Presets allow you to store the current position settings within the camera itself for easy recall at a later time. Additionally, CompleteView includes the ability to digitally control fixed cameras. Fixed cameras can only be controlled when the administrator has configured the camera as a PTZ camera. If a video source is configured as a controllable camera, you will see the following icon in the video source information bar: Indicates that a video source is a controllable camera Note: In order to control a camera, your administrator must first have granted you the appropriate access. PTZ Control Bar PTZ Control Buttons: Each button will move the camera incrementally in the direction clicked. Virtual Joystick: When selected the PTZ Contol Buttons will be changed to the Virtual Joystick Control (see below) Virtual Joystick Control: This control will simulate a real joystick. Left click and drag the center circle in the direction you wish to move the camera. The further from the center the center circle is move the faster the camera will move in that direction. Auto Focus: enables automatic focus function on the selected camera. This function does not apply to fixed cameras configured as digital PTZ cameras. Auto Iris: Enables automatic iris control on the selected camera. This function does not apply to fixed cameras 14 Operation configured as digital PTZ cameras. Zoom: Incrementally changes the zoom level of the camera. Focus: Manually adjusts the focus of the selected camera incrementally. This function does not apply to fixed cameras configured as digital PTZ cameras. Iris: Manually adjusts the iris of the selected camera incrementally. This function does not apply to fixed cameras configured as digital PTZ cameras. Preset: Changes the preset number to be controlled. Use the Show and Set buttons to control the preset number selected. Show: Moves the camera to the selected preset number. Set: Sets the current camera position to the selected preset number. Tour: Enables an administrator-configured preset tour (if configured). Monitor: When a PTZ camera is controlled through a Pelco ACSII compatible matrix switch this sets the monitor associated with the camera. This function does not apply to fixed cameras configured as digital PTZ cameras. PTZ Speed: Sets the speed of the camera movement. Note: In order to control a digital PTZ camera, you must first use the zoom control to zoom into the image. The Pan and Tilt controls will allow you to move to the edges of the camera's field of view. USB Joystick Control Any USB joystick can be used to control a PTZ capable camera using Video Client. Immervision Panomorph Lens Support 15 CompleteView Video Client User s Manual Immervision lens functionality can be accessed by right-clicking on a video window of a camera configured for Immervision support (see Administrators Manual for setup details). PTZ View PTZ View is the default viewing mode for an Immervision configured camera. Left click and drag will rotate the image in the direction the mouse is dragged. Right click and drag left will zoom in digitally. Right click and drag right will zoom out. Quad View Choosing Quad View from the right-click menu will split the camera display window into four sections which can be independently panned and zoomed to different areas of the camera's field of view. Each quadrant is independently movable and is controlled in the same way as PTZ View is controlled. Left click and drag will rotate the image in the direction the mouse is dragged. Right click and drag left will zoom in digitally. Right click and drag right will zoom out. Perimeter View 16 Operation Choosing Perimeter View will split the video windows into a top and bottom section corresponding to the top and bottom of the field of view. Left click and drag right or left to move the perimeter view to the right and left. 17 CompleteView Video Client User s Manual Camera Status Information regarding camera status is shown within the title bar for each individual video source. Live Video Source At the top of each video source is an t
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