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NETWORK CAMERA

Operation Guide

Before using the product, be sure to read the Start Guide and this Operation Guide.

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the Canon Network Camera VB-C300(hereafter referred to as theVB-C300).

This User’s Manual describes how to set up and use the VB-C300.Read this manual carefully before using theVB-C300to ensure effective operation. Make sure that you read the ReadMe file on the SetupCD-ROM.

For the latest information, please refer to Canon Web site.

On Copyrights

Videos, images or sounds taken or recorded with your VB-C300may not be utilized or published, without consent of copyright holders, under relevant copyright law.

Notes

1.The unauthorized transfer of all or any part of the contents of this Manual is forbidden.

2.The contents of this Manual are subject to change without notice.

3.Every effort has been made to ensure that this Manual is flawless. However, if you find any oversights, please let us know.

4.Notwithstanding the above, Canon accepts no responsibility for any effects resulting from the use of this Manual.

Trademark Notice

Canon and Canon logo are registered trademarks of Canon Inc.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Windows is legally recognized as Microsoft Windows Operating System.

Other brand or product names in this Manual may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Request concerning disclosure of videos and audio

With respect to the disclosure of videos and audio, we request that sufficient consideration be given to matters of privacy and rights not to be photographed.

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We locate camera so that people cannot make special specifications.

When videos are taken of specific buildings, interiors and the like, we install the camera only after receiving approval from the administrator.

Please note that the operator of the camera site and not Canon has full responsibility regarding the disclosure of videos and audio.

Legal Notice

In some countries or regions, monitoring via a camera is banned by the law or regulation, and the law or regulation depends on the country or region.

Before using the VB-C300,check the law or regulation of the country or region where the camera is used.

Usage Notice of Audio

The audio and video may be out of sync.

The audio stream may be interrupted according to the performance of your PC and the network environment.

You can send audio and video to up to 15 clients. However, if there are a large number of clients, the audio stream may be interrupted.

The audio stream may be interrupted if you use anti-virussoftware.

Disconnecting the LAN cable also disconnects audio. Reconnect to the camera from the NC Viewer.

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Contents

Introduction ......................................................................................................

ii

Contents ..........................................................................................................

iii

How to Read Manuals ......................................................................................

v

About User’s Manuals ..................................................................................................

v

Icons Used in this Manual ............................................................................................

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Chapter 1 Detailed Settings

What Can I Do on Each of the Settings Pages? .........................................

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Accessing the Settings Title Page ...............................................................

1-3

Settings Title Page ...................................................................................................

1-5

Setting Up the Administrator Password and Network

 

(System and Network) ..................................................................................

1-6

Setting Image Size, Quality and Camera Control

 

(Video and Camera) ......................................................................................

1-8

Setting HTTP Server, Video Server, and Audio Server

 

(Server) ........................................................................................................

1-12

Setting User Access Privileges (Access Control) ...................................

1-15

Setting the Date and Time (Date and Time) ..............................................

1-16

Setting Up DNS and LED, etc. (Miscellaneous) ........................................

1-18

Using the Administration Tools (Administration Tools) ..........................

1-20

Chapter 2 VBAdminTools

Starting the VBAdmin Tools .........................................................................

2-2

 

Panorama Creation Tool ...............................................................................

2-4

 

Panorama Creation Tool Display Screen .................................................................

2-5

 

Capturing Panorama Image .....................................................................................

2-6

 

Registering/Deleting Panorama Image ....................................................................

2-7

 

Reconnecting ...........................................................................................................

2-8

 

Opening/Saving Panorama Image from/to Image File .............................................

2-8

 

Preset Setting Tool ........................................................................................

2-9

 

Preset Setting Tool Display Screen ........................................................................

2-10

 

Setting Presets .......................................................................................................

2-12

 

Log Viewer ...................................................................................................

2-15

 

Downloading Log Files ...........................................................................................

2-15

 

Viewing Logs ..........................................................................................................

2-16

 

NC Viewer ....................................................................................................

2-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chapter 3 NC Viewer and Viewer Switcher

Overview of the NC Viewer ...........................................................................

3-2

Administrator and Authorized User ..........................................................................

3-3

Starting NC Viewer ........................................................................................

3-4

Starting the NC Viewer ............................................................................................

3-4

Terminating the NC Viewer ......................................................................................

3-4

Connecting to Camera .................................................................................

3-5

Connecting to a Specified Camera ..........................................................................

3-5

Connecting to Registered Camera ...........................................................................

3-6

Disconnecting ..........................................................................................................

3-6

NC Viewer Operation ....................................................................................

3-7

NC Viewer’s Display Screen .....................................................................................

3-7

Starting Camera Control ..........................................................................................

3-9

Controlling Camera ................................................................................................

3-10

Saving, Printing, and Copying still image ...............................................................

3-17

Displaying Information and Video ..........................................................................

3-18

Adding and Changing Camera List ........................................................................

3-22

Operating and Setting Camera as Administrator ....................................

3-25

Setting White Balance ............................................................................................

3-25

Displaying External Device Input ...........................................................................

3-27

Operating External Device Output .........................................................................

3-27

Setting Administrator Control .................................................................................

3-28

Shade Correction ...................................................................................................

3-29

Transmitting Audio ..................................................................................................

3-29

Setup Properties ....................................................................................................

3-31

Using Viewer Switcher ................................................................................

3-34

Chapter 4 Appendix

Troubleshooting ............................................................................................

4-2

Log Messages ...............................................................................................

4-4

The VB-C300Log Messages ...................................................................................

4-4

Restoring the Factory Default Settings ......................................................

4-8

Restoring the Factory Default Settings via the Administration Tools Page using

 

Web Browser ...........................................................................................................

4-8

Initializing the Camera from the Reset Switch .........................................................

4-9

Initializing the Camera Head Position .......................................................

4-10

Factory Default Settings ............................................................................

4-12

Index ............................................................................................................

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How to Read Manuals

About User’s Manuals

The VB-C300is provided with two documents; Start Guide and Operation Guide (this manual)

stored on the supplied Setup CD-ROM.

For information about

installation and initial set up

of the VB-C300

This document explains the safety precautions, operating environment, configuration and options,

Start Guide

initialization, software installa-

(VBC300SG-E.pdf) tion, mounting, and specifications of theVB-C300.

Start Guide is supplied with the camera.

For detailed information

about how to use the VB-C300

Operation Guide

(VBC300OG-E.pdf)

(this document)

This document explains how to configure the basic settings of the camera, how to use the VBAdmin Tools and NC Viewer, how to troubleshoot the VB-C300,specifications and detailed operation method of the VB-

C300.

Operation Guide is stored on the supplied Setup CDROM.

Icons Used in this Manual

This guide uses the following icons to attract the reader’s attention to text which is particularly

important.

Icon

Explanation

This icon indicates important information that must be observed or actions that are

prohibited during an operation. These notes must be read to prevent possible faults

Note

or damage to the equipment.

This icon indicates supplementary information or a reference to an operation. Users

are advised to read these memos.

Tip

dRefer to the Start Guide on the supplied Setup CD-ROM.

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Chapter

Detailed Settings

This chapter describes the detailed settings for the VB-C300such as network connection, camera control, date, time, access control, etc.

What Can I Do on Each of the Settings Pages?

Proceed to each of the settings pages from the Settings Title Page where you can perform various settings for the VB-C300.The settings you can perform on each of the pages are shown below. For more details, see the reference pages.

Settings Title Page

System and Network

Set up the Administrator password, network and connectivity (P.1-6).

Video and Camera

Set up the video (Capture size, quality), camera (shutter speed, focus, Day & Night mode, digital zoom, installation, etc.) and camera name (P.1-8).

Server

Set up the HTTP Server, Video Server and Audio Server (P.1-12).

Access Control

Specify Authorized user accounts (P.1-15).

Date and Time

Display and set up the current time of the camera and set up the time zone (P.1-16).

Miscellaneous

Set up the DNS, external device names and LED (P.1-18).

Administration Tools

Display and execute the Administration Tools (display Log Events, display the current settings, reboot the camera, and restore the factory default settings) (P.1-20).

Note on Windows XP SP2

Note ● If the Windows Security Alert dialog appears, click “Unblock”.

Once you click “Unblock”, the dialog box will not be displayed again.

If a dialog appears and blocks popup display when you click the “help” on each settings page or “View Log Events”, “View Current Settings” on Administration Tools settings page, follow the instruction displayed on the information bar to allow popup display.

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Accessing the Settings Title Page

Configure various settings of the VB-C300by accessing the Settings Pages of the camera from a Web browser.

In this manual, the IP address “192.168.100.1” (factory default setting) is used to

Note explain how to set up the camera. Please use the actual IP address that is set in yourVB-C300.

1.Start your Web browser and access to http://192.168.100.1/admin/.

2.Enter the user name and password.

The factory default settings are as follows:

User name: root

Password: VB-C300(case sensitive)

(P.4-12)

User name “root” is the Administrator account of the Camera.

* The default password is “VB-C300”.Be sure to change the password on the System and Network Page (

P.1-6).

The Settings Title Page appears.

Settings Title Page

Settings Detailed

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Accessing the Settings Title Page

● For security reasons, be sure to close the browser after you finish settings on the

Note settings page.

The Settings Title Page cannot login with an authorized user account. Please enter with root account.

You can also click “Settings” from the VB Initial Setup Tool to display the top page of

Tip the camera, and then click “Settings“ to move to the Setting Title Page (→dStart GuideP.2-10).

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