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MODEL QC40198

MODEL QC40196

H.264 NETWORK DVR

Variable CIF and D1 Recording Options

Thank You for Choosing a Q-SeeProduct!

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written approval.

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Disclaimer: The information in this document is subject to change without notice. The manufacturer makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, of any kind with respect to completeness of its contents.

Manufacturer shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever from misuse of this product.

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About this Manual

This manual is written for the QC40198 and QC40196 DVRs and was accurate at the time it was completed. However, because of our ongoing effort to constantly improve our products, and the different capabilities of the two models additional features and functions may have been added since that time and on-screendisplays may change. We encourage you to visit our website atwww.Q-see.comto check for the latest firmware updates and product announcements.

This manual covers the setup and local operation of the DVR. Instructions for configuring the DVR for remote access, along with instructions for monitoring the DVR using a computer or mobile device, are contained within the Remote Monitoring Guide which is included on the CD that accompanied your DVR and which can also be found onwww.Q-See.com.

Throughout the manual we have highlighted warnings and other important information that will assist you in operating your new system in a safe and trouble-freemanner. Please take the time to read and follow all instructions and pay attention to alerts as shown below:

IMPORTANT! Red boxes with this icon indicate warnings. To prevent possible injury or damage to the product, read all warnings before use.

NOTE! Text in blue boxes with the Information icon offer additional guidance and explanations about how to make the most out of your system.

Version 1.2 5/20/11

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION

7

2. INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION

10

2.1

DVR Installation

10

2.2

Connections

11

3. CONTROLS

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3.1

Mouse Control

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Virtual Keyboard

15

3.2

Remote Control

16

3.3

Front and Side Panel Buttons

18

4. BASIC OPERATION

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4.1

Operation

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4.2

Live View

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4.3 Login, Logout and Main Menu

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Login

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Main Menu

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Shortcut Menu

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Logout

22

Auto Resume

22

4.4

Recording

22

Manual Recording

22

4.5 Search and Playback

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Search

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Playback

25

4.6

Schedule

28

4.7

Motion, Video Loss and Camera Masking Detection

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Motion Detection

29

Video Loss

30

Camera Masking

30

Event Response

30

4.8 Backup

32

5. MENUS

34

5.1 Main Menu

35

5.2 Info Menu

35

HDD Information

35

BPS

36

Log

36

Version

37

Online Users

37

5.3 Setting Menu

38

General

38

Encode

40

Snapshot

42

Schedule

43

RS232

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Network

43

Default

45

5.4 Advanced

46

HDD Manage

46

Abnormality

47

Record

48

Account

48

Auto Maintain

48

TV Adjust

49

5.5 Backup

49

5.6 Shutdown

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6. PAN/TILT/ZOOM CAMERAS

50

6.1 Connecting a PTZ Camera

50

6.2 PTZ Control and Setup

51

Setup

51

Control

52

Setting Preset/Patrol/Pattern/Scan

52

Running PTZ Functions

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7. ALARMS

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7.1

Alarm Input

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7.2

Alarm Output

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7.3

Alarm Setup and Activation

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8. HARD DISK DRIVE

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8.1

Installation/Removal

60

8.2

Calculating the Recording Capacity of a Hard Disk Drive

63

APPENDIX

64

A.1

Troubleshooting

64

A.2

Minimum Computer Configuration

67

Q-SEEPRODUCT WARRANTY

68

Questions or Comments? Contact Us

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INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1

To prevent damage to your Q-Seeproduct or injury to yourself or to others, read and understand the following safety precautions in their entirety before installing or using this equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them.

WARNING! ELECTRIC SHOCK RISK!

nCheck the unit and any accessories included in the package immediately after opening. If items are missing or damaged, repackage and return to the point of purchase.

nUse the proper power source. Only use the power adapter supplied with your system. Do not use this product with a power source that applies more than the specified voltage (100240V AC).

nNever insert anything metallic into the DVR. Inserting anything into the DVR or its case can be a source of dangerous electric shock.

nDo not operate in dusty areas. Avoid placing the DVR in places that are dusty.

nDo not expose this product to rain or use near water. If this product accidentally gets wet, unplug it and contact an authorized dealer immediately.

nKeep product surfaces clean and dry. To clean the outside case of the DVR, gently wipe using a lightly dampened cloth (only use water, do not use solvents).

nDo not operate this DVR without the cover securely in place. Do not attempt to do any repairs to the DVR yourself. If there are unusual sounds or smells coming from the DVR, unplug it immediately and contact Q-Seetechnical support. Under no circumstances should the cover be removed while the device is connected to a power source. You should only remove the cover to install/replace the hard disk drive (See Chapter 8) or replace the standard 3v lithium cell battery on the motherboard. These are the only user serviceable parts. You may need to replace the battery if the internal clock resets itself after a power outage

nHandle DVR box carefully. If you accidentally drop your DVR on any hard surface, it may cause a malfunction. If the DVR doesn’t work properly due to physical damage, contact an authorized dealer for repair or exchange.

nMake sure there is proper air circulation around the unit. This DVR system uses a hard drive for video storage which generates heat during operation. Do not block air holes located on the bottom, top, sides and back of the DVR as they are designed to keep the system cool while running. Install or place this product in an area where there is ample air circulation.

nProvide proper ventilation. This DVR has a built-infan that properly ventilates the system. Do not cover or impede this fan.

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FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS

This combo DVR integrates a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) and LCD screen together. It is an excellent digital monitor with a sleek appearance and innovative capabilities which are functional and reliable.

It uses an embedded Linux OS to maintain stable operation and a popular H.264 compression algorithm to produce high quality low bit stream footage that is easy to manage and efficient to transfer over the internet. It can use various functions such as record, playback, and monitoring at the same time and produces audio and video synchronization. This product has advanced technology and strong network data transmission functions.

This combo DVR utilizes a high quality LCD capable of producing rich and vivid images. It’s convenient 19-inchscreen enables maximized viewing capabilities. This is an ideal system that can be used in anin-homeenvironment and a variety of business environments that require enhanced monitoring capabilities such as: super markets, convenience stores, transportation, etc.

This product offers the following features:

Smartphone Compatible

Access live footage directly from your iPhone, or other Smartphone. Your DVR can also be set to e-mailyour handheld-devicewhenever specific activity occurs, such as motion detection.

View Your Video Feed Online with No Service Fees

View your DVR’s live or recorded video footage on any Internet accessible computer with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome (using IE plug-in).

Stay Notified with Customizable Email Alerts

Set your system up to notify you when an event has occurred at the location you are monitoring. Notification alerts can easily be adjusted to your specifications.

Advanced Motion Detection Activated Recording

Advanced motion detection settings ensure that false alarms are not triggered. The easy to use motion detect set up screen allows you to mask out certain areas which experience heavy movement in order to avoid false alarms and avoid unnecessary record triggering.

Multiple Backup Options

A built-inUSB port gives you the option of backing up and transferring your video footage using a flash drive or external USB hard drive. You can also connect to an external CD/ DVD writer to burn your file footage right onto a compact disc or DVD disc. Files can also be accessed from your DVR system to a remote computer location by logging on remotely.

Connect to a TV or PC Monitor Easily

This system comes with a HDMI and BNC out port to allow you to connect to a TV or computer monitor for viewing purposes. You can utilize both outputs simultaneously.

User-FriendlyLCD Control Functions

Front panel button control allows instant booting up and system shut down at the press of a button. LCD monitor can be set to go into energy efficient stand-bymode.

Included Mouse and Remote Control

In addition to front panel button controls, system can also be booted up and shut down using the included remote control or mouse. Mouse operation function supports intelligent operation by enabling copy and paste functions.

Storage Function

Encrypted file format to ensure data security and avoid vicious data modification.

Compression Format

Supports multiple-channelaudio and video. Independent hardware decodes the audio and video signal from each channel to maintain video and audio synchronization.

24/7 Scheduled Recording

Choose which days of the week and hours of the day you want to set your DVR to record or not record.

Multiple Playback Options and Advanced Search Functions

Supports real-timerecording on each channel independently. Search through recorded files while you are playing live footage, monitoring through a remote location using a supported internet browsing application and backing up system files. A variety of playback modes include: slow play, fast play, backward play and frame by frame play.

Network Monitoring

Supports network remote real-timemonitoring (available bandwidth permitting), remote record search and remote PTZ control.

Alarm Activation Function

Several relay alarm outputs enable you to pair your system with an on-sitealarm system.

Communication Ports

sRS485 port can be used for PTZ camera control.

sRS232 port can connect to a keyboard for central control, and can also connect to PC COM to upgrade system and maintain system settings.

sStandard Ethernet port allows you to access the DVR from a network or the Internet.

PTZ camera control

sSupports PTZ decoder via RS485.

sSupports a variety of protocols to allow the DVR to control the PTZ speed dome: AD1641M, Admatrix, Banknote, DH-CC440,DH-Matrix,DH-SDI,Dh-SD2,Eptz, General, Haiyu, Hy, Lilin,Mercer-1,Panasonic, PE5051K,Pelco-9750,PelcoASCII, PelcoD,Pelcod-DON,PelcoD-S,Pelco-SI,Pelco-T,PelcoD1,PelcoD1-T,PelcoP,PelcoP-HK,PelcoP1, PelcoP5, Philips,Pih-717,QT-2XXD,Rm110a, Sae, Samsung, Sanli, Santachi, Sharp, Sony,WV-CS850I,WV-CS850II,WV-CS950,Yaan

NOTE! Depending on your point of purchase, your DVR may have the hard disk drive already installed. If your drive was packaged separately, or if you wish to upgrade your installed drive up to a 2TB drive, please see Chapter 8 at the back of this manual which covers installing the drive.

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INSTALLATION AND

CHAPTER 2

CONNECTION

 

Please note that it is important to keep in mind common safety guidelines when installing your DVR or connecting additional devices – including turning off and unplugging your DVR before installing internal components.

2.1 DVR INSTALLATION

This DVR can be mounted on the included stand or it can be wall-mountedusing a separately available mounting kit.

To attach the circular base to the DVR, use the five included screws.

PICTURE 2-1

2.2 CONNECTIONS

As part of its compact design, the connection ports on this DVR are concentrated on a panel on the back of the device located above the stand. These ports allow you to connect the mouse, cameras and network cable along with additional input and output components such as alarms, pan-tilt-zoom(PTZ) cameras, additional monitors and so on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Number

Function

1Power button

2Power input port

3Alarm input/alarm output/RS485 port

4Network port

5RS232 port

6VGA input port

7Video and audio input, video and audio output

8USB Port

9HDMI Video Port

The connection, configuration and operation of PTZ cameras will be covered in Chapter 6 PTZ Cameras while the connection and configuration of alarms – both incoming and outgoing – will be covered inChapter 7.

Power

The DVR’s power supply plugs into the socket marked DC 19V next to power switch (Item number 2 in Picture 2-2).It is absolutely essential that you only use the power supply that came with the DVR to ensure proper operation and to avoid damage.

We also recommend that you use an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) so that the system will continue to operate in the event of a power loss. In addition, you should connect the DVR into a UL-1449rated surge protector. It should have a joule rating of at least 400, a response time of 10 nanoseconds or less and a clamping voltage of no more than 330 volts.

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Mouse

The included USB mouse will only operate if connected to the DVR through the USB port on the rear of the DVR (Item number 8 in Picture 2-2).The USB port on the side of the DVR’s screen is only for external USB storage devices.

Cameras

Conventional CCD or CMOS cameras are connected to the DVR through the Audio/ Video port (Item number 7 in Picture 2-2)via the A/V dongle included with the system. The dongle shown inPicture 2-3 has eight Video In plugs (black) for cameras and four audio input plugs (yellow). The extra black and yellow plugs are Video Out and Audio Out respectively. The dongle that comes with your DVR may differ in the number of plugs depending on your DVR’s features.

The cameras and the dongle use BNC connectors.

PICTURE 2-3

Each lead is identified with its channel number.

 

The cameras will also need to be connected to a power supply – whether the power supply included with the cameras or a power distribution panel. For best results, both the DVR and the camera power supply(ies) should share the same electrical grounding.

For cable runs longer than 200 feet, cable runs within walls, or in areas where there is electromagnetic interference, you should use high-qualityshielded RG59 cable. RG6 cable should be used for runs exceeding 800 feet and fiber optic cable should be used when distances exceed 1,800 feet. In circumstances requiring cameras to be positioned over 200 feet from the DVR, the camera’s power supply should be located closer to the camera.

Video Output

This DVR supports video output to two external monitors simultaneously through the HDMI port (Item number 9 in Picture 2-2)along with the Video Out cable on the dongle. Use of the HDMI output requires an HDMI cable (not included) along with a monitor or television capable of processing 720ihigh-definitionsignals. The BNC Video Out lead on the dongle is labeled as such. For output through the dongle, you will need to use a signal converter box to connect to a VGA monitor or a television with VGA inputs.

Audio Input, Output and Bidirectional

Audio input and output is also handled through the BNC dongle. Each channel, including the output channel, is labeled on the lead itself. To receive audio signals, you must have a camera with built-inmicrophone or a separate microphone located near the camera.

Normal output through the BNC audio out channel is usually over 200mv 1KΩ. It can directly connect to an active sound box or amplified speaker. There is also an earphone jack on the right side of the unit above the USB port which allows you to listen to any audio feeds without additional equipment.

Headphone/

Speaker Port

Microphone

Port

USB Port for Back-Up

PICTURE 2-4

The audio out lead can alternately be used to allow you to communicate with someone near one of your cameras. This will require placing a powered speaker in the same location as that camera. There also needs to be a microphone co-locatedwith that camera if not built into the camera itself. You will also need to connect a microphone to the microphone port on the side of the DVR and use the headphone/speaker port to hear the audio feed.

Using the DVR as a Computer Monitor

The DVR’s LCD screen can be used as a computer monitor by plugging in a VGA monitor cable from a computer into the VGA In port (Item number 6 in Picture 2-2)on the back of the system as you would with any regular computer monitor. This can be useful in the short term when setting up network access of the DVR, or it can be along-termsolution such as saving space or to hide the purpose of the DVR. You will not be able to use the screen to view input from the computer and the cameras at the same time. External video input from a computer will override the DVR’s video. You will need to install a monitor switch box between the computer and the DVR to manually “turn off” the computer’s video feed, allowing the system to display normally.

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CONTROLS

CHAPTER 3

This DVR can be controlled through the USB mouse, the remote control or by using the buttons on the right side of the device. We have found that the majority of our customers prefer to operate their DVRs using the USB mouse because of its ease of use and flexibility and our manual is set up with this in mind. The remote control allows you to perform most of the day-to-dayfunctions from a convenient distance. It functions as a typical remote control with additional buttons allowing you to navigate through menus and control functions. We recommend that you configure your DVR using the mouse controls, reserving the remote control for operations such as live viewing, file search and playback.

3.1 MOUSE CONTROL

The mouse operates in a manner similar to how it is used on a conventional computer; point- and-click,right-click,double click and so on. How these functions are used is based on the context of where they are used. Some examples are:

LEFT CLICK:

Selecting an item

 

Opening a menu

 

Checking a box or motion detection status

 

Selecting letters, numbers or symbols on the virtual keyboard.

DOUBLE CLICK:

Selecting an event for

 

playback

 

Selecting a screen to

 

zoom into from multi-

 

screen mode

RIGHT CLICK

Exits any window. Exits

 

any menu or reopens

 

previous menu.

 

Opens Pop-Up

 

Shortcut Menu

MOUSE WHEEL

Page up or page down

 

Switch items in check box

View 1

View 4

View 9

View 16

Pan/Tilt/Zoom

Color Setting

Search

Record

Alarm Output

Alarm Input

Main Menu

PICTURE 3-1

Increase or decrease numerical value in numerical input box

CLICK-AND-DRAGSelect motion detection zone

Select privacy mask zone

VIRTUAL KEYBOARD

The virtual keyboard is contextual. For example, it will only show digits when the field is for numeral entries. In fields where letters and symbols can be entered, users can switch between various formats – numbers, upper case, lower case and symbols – by selecting the white keyboard symbol that will appear to the right of a field where text can be entered. The symbol itself will change to show which keyboard format is available next.

Available keyboards include:

 

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SYMBOLS

 

 

 

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LETTERS

 

 

PICTURE 3-2

The keyboards are used by clicking on the desired character. Spaces are entered using the symbol and characters are deleted with thekey. Clicking outside of the keyboard

will close it.

CONTROLS 3 CHAPTER

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3.2 REMOTE CONTROL

The buttons on the Remote Control operate in the same manner as on a conventional DVR remote. Some buttons have multiple functions depending on which menu is being accessed.

Num

Name

Function

 

 

 

1

Multiple-window

Switch between multiple-windowandone-windowview

 

switch

 

 

 

 

2

0-9number key

Input password, channel or switch channel.

 

 

 

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Record

Start or stop recording manually

 

 

In record interface, working with the direction buttons to

 

 

select the channel to record

 

 

 

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Enter /Menu key

Go to default button

 

 

Go to the menu

 

 

 

5

Direction keys

Switch current activated control, go to left or right.

 

 

In playback mode, it is to control the playback process bar.

 

 

Aux function(such as switch the PTZ menu)

 

 

 

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Previous

In playback mode, playback the previous video.

 

 

 

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Next

In playback mode, playback the next video.

 

 

 

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Slow Play

Multiple slow play speeds or normal playback.

 

 

 

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Address

Click to input device serial number

 

 

 

10

Function/Aux Key

In 1-channelmonitor mode: pop up assistant function: PTZ

 

 

control and Video color

 

 

Switch the PTZ control menu in PTZ control interface.

 

 

In motion detection interface, functions as a directional key

 

 

to complete setup

 

 

Backspace: Press for 1.5 seconds to clear all contents in

 

 

current text box.

 

 

In HDD information interface, used to switch between HDD

 

 

record time and other information

 

 

Special combined operation in some menus.

 

 

 

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Escape/Cancel

Go back to previous menu or cancel current operation

 

 

(close upper interface or control)

 

 

In playback mode, it goes to real-timemonitor mode.

 

 

 

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Stop

In playback mode, stop current playback.

 

 

 

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Forward

Various forward speeds and normal speed playback.

 

 

 

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Backward

Various backward speeds and normal speed playback.

 

 

 

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Play/Pause

Reverse playback or paused mode, click this button to

 

 

realize normal playback.

 

 

In normal playback click this button to pause or resume

 

 

playback.

 

 

In real-timemonitor mode, click this button to enter video

 

 

search menu.

 

 

 

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Fast Forward

Various fast speeds and normal playback.

 

 

 

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3.3 FRONT AND SIDE PANEL BUTTONS

There are eight buttons total on the DVR itself. A single button on the front panel is used to turn the DVR or its monitor on or off. The seven buttons on the side have multiple functions depending on context.

 

 

 

 

 

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Number Function

1When the device is off, press it for several seconds to boot up the device. Press it for a short time to turn off screen.

When the device is on, press and hold to shut down the device.

2Power indication light

3Infrared remote control signal receiver

4Mode button. Used to switch between PC input signal and main board signal.

5Switch the current activated control. Go upward when used to modify setup. Auxiliary function such as control and switch the PTZ menu.

6Switch the current activated control. Go downward when used to modify setup. Auxiliary function such as control and switch the PTZ menu.

7Switch the current activated control.

Used to adjust playback control bar to go left during playback.

8Switch the current activated control.

Used to adjust the playback control bar to go right during playback.

9Go back to the previous menu or cancel current selection.

10Confirm current operation Go to the default button Go to the menu

11Headphone/Speaker port

12Microphone port

13USB port

BASIC OPERATION

CHAPTER 4

This chapter is intended to get your system operational in a baseline format now that you’ve connected your system and turned it on. It combines information and instructions on several submenus and settings but may not mention all of the functions or options available in a given menu. For many users, these basic operating instructions may be all they need to operate their security system. But, because this system offers many more features, later chapters will cover those additional operations in greater detail.

4.1 OPERATION

 

 

4CHAPTER

 

This DVR can be controlled through the USB mouse, the remote control or by using the

 

 

 

buttons on the right side of the device. For the purposes of this manual, instructions will be

 

 

given for using the mouse.

 

 

In operation, the mouse functions in the same manner as one would use a mouse attached

BASIC

 

 

to a computer; point, click, right-click,and etcetera. In fields where data needs to be entered,

OPERATION

clicking on the field will bring up a virtual keyboard. (See Section 3.1 Mouse Control)

 

 

4.2 LIVE VIEW

 

 

Live View is the default mode for the DVR. It will display the video feeds from up to 16

 

 

cameras and you do not need to be logged into the DVR to view or change the channel(s) on

 

 

the screen. The actual number of channels displayed depends on the number of cameras you

 

 

own as well as how many channels your model supports. You can view a single channel in

 

 

full-screenmode or four, eight, nine or 16 channels simultaneously depending on the number

 

 

of channels your DVR supports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single Screen

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8 Screens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 Screens

16 Screens

PICTURE 4-1

Clicking on any one screen in multi-viewmode will bring that screen tofull-screensingle-viewmode. The exception is ineight-viewwhere clicking on one of the smaller displays will move it to the larger display.

In addition to selecting the viewing mode from the Shortcut Menu using the mouse, you can also cycle through the modes using the up and down arrows on the remote or the side of the DVR. The left and right arrows on both the remote and DVR side panel will cycle through which channels are displayed.

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In Live View, along with the channel(s), you will see the system date and time displayed along with the name and icons indicating the status of each channel. Setting the system date and time and changing the channel names is covered in Section 5.3 under the Settings menu.

 

 

 

Recording

 

 

 

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Digital Zoom

When the mouse cursor is in a channel display a white magnifying glass icon will appear in the upper left corner of that image. Clicking on this icon will add a blue check mark to it and you will be able to digitally zoom in on a section of the video feed by clicking and dragging to select the area. Right-clickor uncheck the icon to return to normal view. This action can be performed in single ormulti-screenviewing modes.

4.3 LOGIN, LOGOUT AND MAIN MENU

LOGIN

When the DVR starts up, the default video display is multiple window mode. Click Enter or click the mouse and the System Login screen will be displayed.

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Using the mouse, front panel buttons or remote control, enter your user name and password. Whenever the cursor is over a text field, a keyboard icon will appear to the right. Clicking within the field itself will open the virtual keyboard as explained in Section 3.1. Clicking on the keyboard icon allows you to cycle between numbers, letters (upper and lower case) and symbols when appropriate.

Until new accounts are added, there are three types of pre-configuredaccounts available to users who log into the DVR:

Administrator (local and network) Username: admin Password admin

Local Administrator Username: 888888 Password: 888888

User (can only monitor, back up and play back video) Username 666666 Password 666666

You must have access rights – whether as the system administrator or logged-inuser – in order to change settings. SeeAccount inSection 5.4 for information regarding user accounts.

IMPORTANT! It is highly recommended that you change your system password after you log on for the first time. Record your changes and keep that information stored securely as the system will prevent access if the incorrect login information is attempted three times within a30-minuteperiod. If you find yourself locked out of the DVR because of this, wait 30 minutes, reboot the DVR and attempt to log into it again.

Once you have logged in, the DVR will display one or more camera channels in Live View. How many channels are displayed will depend on how many cameras you have connected as well as what multi-viewmode you have chosen.

After a period of inactivity – configurable in the General Setting submenu described in Section 5.3 – the DVR will log users out. This will require the current user to re-entertheir password.

MAIN MENU

After logging in, you can view – and access - the DVR’s functions through the Main Menu.

There are six submenus available; Search,

Info, Setting, Advanced, Backup and

Shutdown. Clicking on an icon will take you to that function or the submenu it represents.

The Main Menu can be accessed at any time from the Live View by right-clickingthe mouse and bringing up the Shortcut Menu. Pressing the Return button on the side of the DVR will also bring up the Main Menu.

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SHORTCUT MENU

In Live View mode, right-clickinganywhere on the screen will bring up the Shortcut Menu.

This menu allows you to quickly change your viewing mode as well as moving directly to a selection of menus.

View 1

View 4

View 9

View 16

Pan/Tilt/Zoom

Color Setting

Search

Record

Alarm Output

Alarm Input

Main Menu

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LOGOUT

Selecting the Shutdown icon in the Main Menu will open the Shut Down window.

This window allows you to choose to log out as a user, shut down the system, restart the system or switch users.

In addition, the DVR can also be shut down by pressing on the front panel power button for three seconds. The system will stop operating and it can then be turned off via the Power button on the rear of the DVR.

AUTO RESUME

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In the event of a power failure, the DVR will automatically save any video files it is currently recording and will then resume scheduled operations once power is restored.

4.4 RECORDING

The DVR must be configured to record on a schedule, but you can start recording on any and all channels using the Manual Recording option. For information on how to set recording schedules and motion detection recording, please see Sections 4.6 and 4.7.

MANUAL RECORDING

This window allows you to override the scheduled recording times of selected cameras. You can access the Record Menu via the Shortcut menu or by pushing the Record button on the remote.

There are three status modes: Schedule, Manual and Stop. The status of each channel is shown by the filled circle under its number. Each camera can only have one status at a time. Changes take effect once the OK button is selected.

Manual – The selected cameras will begin recording

Schedule – Cameras record based on your settings made in the Schedule Menu or

Detect Menus (See Sections 4.6 and 4.7

respectively)

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Stop – All selected cameras stop recording

You can assign the same values to all cameras by selecting the desired status in the “All” column.

4.5 SEARCH AND PLAYBACK

The Search and Playback window can be accessed through the Shortcut menu. You can view the playback from any camera that was activate during the recording session.

 

 

 

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Next Channel

 

 

 

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Stop

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SEARCH

To begin a search for an event:

STEP 1. Enter the date to be searched. You can also click on the clock icon to open the Calendar. Highlighted dates have recorded files.

STEP 2. Enter the start time (if known) or skip this field to search the entire day. Select the type of event; All, Alarm,

Motion Detection (MD) or both Alarm and Motion Detection.

STEP 3. Select which channels you wish to view. Each of the four slots is a pull-downwhich allows you to select a specific channel. You can leave these empty to view1-3channels. You can also choose to view four channels at a time or all channels

(8 or 16 depending on model) simultaneously.

STEP 4. Click on the Search icon and any records fitting your criteria will be listed in the column to the right of the screen. Up to 128 files can be displayed and multiple tabs (pages) may be displayed in the search results depending on the number of cameras you have as well as how

you configured your playback display. In the event that a camera is set to manually record, the events will be broken up by hour.

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Files will be listed by their start time. In addition, when the DVR records a file, it also indicates the type of recording and it will indicate this one-lettercode after the file name.

R = Regular recording

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PLAYBACK

Once you’ve run your search, you may select which videos you wish to review.

Start, Stop and Play

Double-clickon the desired video file and playback will begin. The playback controls operate as with a normal DVD player or computer media player with pause, rewind, etc. In the case of multiple views, the channel with the green outline around its video is the one that is being controlled. You can switch between channels by clicking on the one you wish to control.

 

 

 

Fast

Next

Playback

Stop Play

Frame

Slider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Slow

 

Volume

 

 

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Reverse Previous

 

 

 

 

 

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be paused, rewound or sped up without

 

 

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affecting the playback of other channels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selecting the Stop button will end playback

 

 

 

 

 

 

of that channel while the others (if any)

 

 

 

 

 

 

continue to play back. To end playback on

 

 

 

 

 

 

all channels, simply right-clickthe mouse or

 

 

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Zoom

In multi-screenplayback, you may click on a channel to bring it tofull-screenview. Doubleclicking the screen again will further enlarge the screen and remove the playback bar. Doubleclicking a third time will return you to themulti-screenmode. You can also step backwards in the process byright-clicking.

At any time, you can zoom into a recording by clicking and dragging the mouse. This will draw a green-outlinedrectangle on that screen and the cursor will change to a magnifying glass. Click within the area

you’ve selected to zoom in, or click outside to dismiss or re-selectthe area.

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In the case of a multi-screenviewing mode, the zoomed in section will fill only that portion of the screen occupied by that channel until youdouble-clickon it at which time it will expand to fit the screen.Double-clickingagain will further enlarge the view and remove the playback bar as above.Right-clickingthe mouse will return you to your previous mode of viewing.

Video Clip

This allows you to save only a portion of a video clip. For example; if you have a camera set to record all the time and it captures some action in a five-minutesegment, you can clip only that portion and back it up. In addition to making an incident readily available, saving only the portion of interest will reduce the amount of disk space needed to back it up.

STEP 1. Select a file to view in the

normal manner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 2. Find the section of interest and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

press the Clip button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 3. Drag the playback bar to the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

end of the section and press the Clip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

button again.

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to save the file to a USB drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connected to the USB back-upport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the side of the DVR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back-up

Individual files recorded by the DVR can be backed up to an external USB device for playback on a computer.

You must have a USB device connected to the USB port on the side of the monitor before proceeding.

STEP 1. In your file list to the right of the playback screen, check the box next to the file(s) you wish to save.

STEP 2. Select the BACKUP icon and the Backup window will open. Your device will be listed at the top of the window showing how much space is available. Below it, the list of file(s) you wish to back up will be displayed along with type, start and end

times and size. At the bottom of the window, the space required to save the file(s) will be displayed. You may uncheck any files you do not wish to back up at this time. The Remove button will remove all the files from your list.

STEP 3. Press start to back up your selected files.

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Right-clickingthe mouse will exit this window without saving the files.

More information about backing up files – including backing up the entire hard drive – can be found in Section 4.9.

NOTE! The video files are in a proprietary format that will not play outside the DVR without being converted to .avi format using the included General Player software included on the Manuals and Software disc that came with this DVR or available for free download atQ-See.comby searching for your model number and looking under Software.

Right-clickingwith the mouse will exit the playback window.

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4.6 SCHEDULE

The Schedule menu is located in the Settings menu and it allows you to determine when your cameras will record and under what circumstances. While the settings in this menu can be generally overridden by the user in the Record menu, the settings made in the Schedule menu are more detailed and flexible.

Channel – The first setting is which channel you wish to configure. In addition to selecting a channel number, you can globally configure all of your cameras by selecting the All option.

Week Day – You can set the recording schedule by day of the week, or apply the schedule to every day.

Pre-Record– This allows you to capture the moments before an event occurs. You can set the lead time from 1 to

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Snapshot – By selecting this feature, you enable the DVR to take a still image “snapshot” when an alarm occurs. The number of snapshots taken, their format and other parameters are set in the Encode menu. (See Section 5.3 for details.)

Record Types – You can schedule which type of recording occurs at what time of the day. There are six blocks of time that can be scheduled, and the duration of those blocks can be determined as well. There are three types of recordings that can be made; Regular (always recording), MD (motion detection) and Alarm (cameras will record when triggered by an external device connected to one of the Alarm In ports (see

Chapter 7 for Alarm Setupand Alarm Activation).

A white-filledbox underneath a Record type indicates that it has been selected for that block of time. If no boxes are selected, that camera will not record although you will be able to see its video feed in Live View.

You may set more than one type of recording to occur at the same time but it should be noted that when regular recording is selected, the DVR will be already be recording whether a Motion Detection or Alarm occurs or not.

NOTE! Motion Detection can also be set up in the Detection menu as described inSection 4.7. If you need the DVR to do more than just record Motion events, then follow the instructions inSection 4.7. You do not need to set up motion detection in both menus.

Default – Returns your DVR’s recording settings to the factory default of recording all the time.

You must check the Save button to apply your settings. Right-clickingor hitting Cancel will leave your settings unchanged.

4.7MOTION, VIDEO LOSS AND CAMERA MASKING DETECTION

The Detect menu is a submenu of the Setting menu and contains the Motion Detection settings in addition to those for Video Loss and Camera Masking. Each channel can be individually configured to respond to each event as you chose, or you can give all cameras identical settings.

The upper portion of this window is for setting the type of event, whether it is activated, and specific parameters relating to event detection. The bottom portion of this window allows you to choose how the system will respond to these events.

MOTION DETECTION

With the Event Type drop-downset to Motion Detect, you can configure your DVR to record when someone or something moves through a camera’s field of view. Please note that this is an alternate way to schedule motion detection to the method laid out underSchedule in Section 4.6 but

it offers further refinements including what actions the DVR will take when motion is

detected. You do not need to set up Motion

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determine when to record Motion events.

Channel – You can select an individual channel to configure or select All to give all of your cameras the same settings. You must have set that channel to record motion detection in the Schedule menu as described in the previous section.

Region – Clicking the Region button will bring up a grid overlaying that camera’s view.

By default, each “block” of the grid will have a red hue indicating that it is sensitive to motion detection. Clicking in a block will make it clear meaning that motion detection has been turned off for that area. Turning off motion detection in selected areas is useful for situations when there is frequent movement by inanimate objects such as flags or windblown trees and this will reduce false alerts. You can click and drag the mouse to turn

off multiple blocks at the same time and you can deactivate motion detection in multiple, separate, areas of the screen.

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You cannot use Copy/Paste in Motion Detection because each channel will have a different display. Right-clickingwill exit the screen and your settings will be saved.

Sensitivity – The system supports six levels of sensitivity with Level 6 being the most sensitive.

VIDEO LOSS

By default, this is enabled. In the event that the DVR detects a loss of signal from a camera, it will send out a notification or activate other functions based on your settings in the lower portion of the Detect window.

CAMERA MASKING

This is also enabled by default. If the system detects that something has covered a camera, it will respond based on your settings in the lower portion of the window.

EVENT RESPONSE

The lower portion of the Detect window determines what actions the DVR will initiate upon detection of one of the three event types. Responses to a specific type of event can be individually tailored to each camera, but the response to different types of events must be set independently of each other. (ie: The response settings for a motion detection event do not change the settings for a video loss event – even if you’ve set identical responses.)

Period - This is where you set the schedule of when you want the DVR to record motion events. It operates in the same manner as the Schedule menu as described in Section 4.6 with six blocks of time that can be laid out for recording to occur during a day. Not all blocks have to be configured or enabled. You can configure each day individually, or you can make

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The Set button will appear when either Work Day or Free Day is selected in the drop-down.This allows you to arrange the schedule to reflect your business’ weekly

schedule.

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The Copy and Paste buttons allow you to duplicate a day’s settings on another day while the Default button returns the DVR to recording Motion Detection events 24/7.

Once you have made your settings, select OK to save them and you will be returned to the Detect menu. Hitting Cancel or right-clickingto exit the menu will not save your changes.

Anti-Dither– This is the length of time that the DVR will delay before recording a motion event. The delay can be from 0 to 600 seconds.

Latch – This is the “hold time” that the system waits after a motion detection event ends before resuming motion detection searches. The delay can be set from 10 to 300 seconds (5 minutes).

Alarm Out – To utilize this feature you must connect have at least one external alarm attached to the DVR. You may have up to three separate alarms.

Show Message – When this is enabled, the system will bring up the Alarm Status window whenever an event is detected. You can configure this to display when motion, video loss or masking is detected.

Alarm Upload – The system can upload the alarm to the network including to an alarm monitoring service.

Send E-mailE-mailnotifications can be sent a singlee-mailaddress. Please seeNetwork inSection 5.3 Setting Menu for instructions on how to set up thee-mailalerts including recipient address.

Record Channel – When one camera detects an event, you can set the DVR to activate recording on other cameras.

PTZ Activation – If you have Pan-Tilt-Zoomcameras connected to the DVR, you can cause them to be activated when the system detects an event. You can further instruct it to perform one of 255pre-setactivities. You can also allow a delay of 0 to 300 seconds before the PTZ camera(s) activates.

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Tour – This will cause the DVR to cycle through selected channels on the display in live view. It will not affect what is recorded.

Snapshot – The DVR is capable of taking still images which can be sent via e-mailor FTP (SeeNetwork inSection 5.3 Setting Menu for full instructions.)

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4.8 BACKUP

This DVR supports backing up files from the hard drive to both an external USB storage device as well as over a network. Network downloads are covered in Chapter 7. The USB port on the right side of the device is the only port usable for backing up files.

The Backup menu can be reached through the Main menu.

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The Backup window will display any connected devices along with available space and status. If you have a device connected to the USB port on the side of the DVR and it does not appear, press the Detect button. If it still does not appear, then use a different USB device.

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IMPORTANT! USB hard drives must be formatted as FAT 32.

Once an external USB device is detected, pressing the Backup button will open a new window allowing you to select which files to back up. You can select by channel, start and end times, as well as which type of event; regular recording, alarm, motion detection or all of them.

Only files with a check mark in front of

 

them will be backed up. You can deselect

 

whichever files you choose or select them all

 

by selecting the box at the top of the list.

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If you need to clear space on your external drive, you can use the Erase button. This will delete ALL files on that device.

Once you have selected the files, press Start to begin the download. A progress bar will be displayed showing estimated time remaining. During the download, the Start button will change to Stop. You can stop the process at any time by pressing the button again.

You can also right-clickout of the menu once the file transfer has begun to go on to other activities without cancelling the download.

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The files will be saved with the following naming format:

SN_CH(channel number)_TYPE_TIME(Year, Month, Date, Hour, Minute, Second)

Therefore, a file shown on the DVR as being a regular record (R), being recorded on 01/04/11 starting at 2:00:00 would have a file name of:

1_01_R_010411020000.dav

The Year Date Month format is the same as you have set in the General interface. The files can be played back using the software included on the CD accompanying this DVR.

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MENUS

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Once you’re ready to move beyond basic operation, the other menus in the system will allow you to configure the DVR to your individual needs.

Backup

Information

Setting

MAIN

MENU

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Advanced

Shutdown

HDD Info

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Log

Version

Online Users

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Encode

Schedule

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Alarm Output

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5.1 MAIN MENU

The Main Menu can be accessed at any time from the Live View by right-clickingthe mouse and bringing up the Short Cut Menu. Pressing the Return button on the side of the DVR will also bring up the Main Menu.

There are six submenus available; Search,

Info, Setting, Advanced, Backup and

Shutdown. Clicking on an icon will take you to that function or the submenu it represents.

The Search menu is covered in Section 4.5 Search and Playback.

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5.2 INFO MENU

Double-clickingon the Info icon will open the Info window. There are five items: HDD (Hard Disk Drive) Info, BPS (data stream statistics), Log, Version and Online Users.

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HDD INFORMATION

This window displays information on the type, size, available space and status of the system’s internal hard drive.

The system supports a single SATA hard drive and it will be designated SATA 1. Below the drive name is the drive status indicator.

“O” Drive is operating normally. “X” Indicates an error

“-“Hard drive not installed “?”Hard drive is damaged

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In the case of a hard drive error, the system will come directly to this menu. An error may be indicated if the hard drive time and system time do not match. To resolve this issue, adjust the time in the General setting menu located in the Setting menu (See Section 5.3) and restart the system. Formatting the drive, using HDD Manage as described inSection 5.4 Advanced is another possible solution to drive errors.

If the drive is damaged or missing, you will need to install a drive. Please see Chapter 10 for hard drive installation instructions.

Select View Recording Times to show files recorded on the DVR.

BPS

This window shows, in real time, the video data stream for each camera in kilobytes per second (KB/s) as well as the amount of space each camera is writing to the hard drive in megabytes per hour (MB/h). The green lines for each camera will progress from left to right.

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LOG

Any activity on the DVR is logged and recorded on the system. This information can be viewed and searched from this window.

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Information on user access, system shutdowns, changes in recording status, video loss and etcetera are listed. You can search for activity in a similar manner to the file search. This information can be backed up to an external USB drive and it will be saved as a text document.

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VERSION

This display shows system hardware and firmware specifications.

The hardware data shows the number of channels the system is configured for along with the number of alarms in and out that can be utilized. The system’s serial number is also displayed, along with the version and build date of the firmware.

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You can update the firmware using this menu. Check your product’s page at www.Q-See.com to see if you have or need the latest version of the firmware. If your system is operating without problems, we recommend that you do not update the firmware unless there is an added feature that you need. To update the firmware, you must download the file from our website and save it onto a removable USB drive that is otherwise empty. Connect the USB drive to the port on the right side of the DVR and press Start.

ONLINE USERS

A list of users accessing the DVR from over the network or through the Internet is shown in this menu.

The user’s name as well as the IP address used to access the DVR is displayed.

If you have proper system management rights (Configured in Account, SeeSection 5.4 Advanced for full instructions), you can disconnect or block a user. The maximum time a user can be disconnected is 18 hours (65,535 seconds).

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5.3 SETTING MENU

Double-clickingon the Setting icon will open the Setting menu window. A total of ten interfaces are available through this menu and they contain most of the functions needed to configure your DVR. Additional settings are available in the Advanced menu covered inSection 5.4. In addition to Schedule and Detect, which were covered inChapter 4, available interfaces are: General, Encode, RS232, Network, Alarm, Pan/Tilt/Zoom, Display and Default.

Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras will be covered in Chapter 6 while Alarms will be covered in their entirety inChapter 7.

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GENERAL

This window is where the basic settings for the DVR are configured. Your settings will only be saved if you click the Save button before exiting the window.

System Time – The date and time

Date Format – Choose from Year- Month-Day,Month-Day-YearorDay-Month-Year

Date Separator – The three options are a dot (.), dash (-)or slash (/)

Time Format – Chose between 24-hour(military-style)or12-hour(AM/PM) formats

Language – The system currently supports

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change to take effect.

HDD Full – Depending on the number of cameras recording, the size of your hard drive, how many cameras are recording and how often, image quality and other factors, your DVR’s hard drive can be completely full of recordings in one to four weeks. When it is full, the DVR will stop recording unless you set it to overwrite older files.

IMPORTANT! The overwrite features should be enabled before you begin recording or the DVR may not delete files created before that point. If this occurs, reformatting the hard drive will fix the situation.

WARNING! Overwritten files can not be recovered. Important files should be backed up onto another device to prevent loss.

Pack Duration – Rather than creating 24-hourlong files when a channel is set to record all the time, this allows you to set the maximum record length between one to two hours (measured in minutes).

DVR No. – If you are controlling more than one DVR with a single remote, this allows you to give each DVR a separate numerical ID.

Video Standard – This DVR operates using the NTSC standard common to North America.

Auto Logout – This sets the duration of inactivity before the DVR will automatically log a user out of the system.

Snapshot – When you enable snapshots in the Schedule menu (Section 4.6), this determines how much time will pass between snapshots. You can set the interval from 1 to 600 seconds (10 minutes).

DST – In order for your DVR to adjust to Daylight Savings Time automatically, you should enable the function

and then set whether DST begins and ends in your region based on a variable date such as the last Saturday of a particular month or a specific date.

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LCD Shut Down – This will turn off the screen after a period of inactivity. This does not log the user out, and it can be set to a different interval than the Auto Logout.

IMPORTANT! You MUST stop all recording before changing the date or time.

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