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This page is still under construction, some details may be incomplete, incorrect or missing, this document is intended to be a “guide” only !

 

GoVideo-1/2/4 Surveillance System Notes

These notes are for a 6 Channel System, details are also in general applicable to GoVideo- 1 / 2 / 4 Systems.

 

GoVideo-1/2/4 Capture Resolution: 384 x 288 PAL (Australian) TV System, 320 x 240 NTSC TV System.

GoVideo-1 VERSION 4.1 only! Capture Resolution up to 768 x 576 PAL - 640 x 480 NTSC.


Main Panel

GoVideo-4 displays up to 4 windows.

GoVideo-2 displays up to 2 windows.

GoVideo-1 displays 1 window.

 

Add/Remove Camera

There are individual windows for each channel, you can press the "x" icon to remove a Camera Window if a camera is not actually connected. The drop down “Camera” menu is used to Re-Add a Camera Window.

 

Hide Camera

You can use the "-" icon to hide the camera, it is still functional but will not be displayed.

 

 Storage/Time left display

Display the currently available free disk space for recording video clips. The time estimation is based on the image quality, frame rate.

 

Lock Camera (Zoom in/Zoom out)

 You can select and Zoom in or Zoom out on any camera, just press the “lock” icon between "-" and "x" or press the function key F1 to F4, F1 selects camera 1. You can press the tool bar icon to zoom in or zoom out, or use the numeric keypad "-", "+". You can press the ESC key to return to the default display status.

 

 Scan Camera

When the lock function is active, you may enable the scan function by press the "*" key in the numeric keypad or press the icon, you can also select Scan Lock from the drop down Camera menu . Scan will automatically switch each existing camera every 3 seconds.

 

 Start Monitor

You can start all the cameras or any one to observe and record. You can select from the drop down Monitor menu, icon or mouse right button to start any one of the installed cameras. If you have a predefined schedule, you can use Schedule Start to apply your schedule. Only Schedule Start will reference the schedule.

 

 Stop Monitor

You can stop observe and recording of all cameras or any one. You can select from the drop down Monitor menu, tool bar icon or mouse right button to start any one of the installed cameras.

 

Drop down (Monitor) menu

* Sensitivity

Slide bar for selecting motion detection sensitivity, range is 1 ~ 99, the higher the value the more sensitive the detection.

 

 Record Setting

[Image Quality]

High, Medium and Low options for selecting the quality of image saved in file. High option will give better image quality but create more video data and increase storage requirements.

 

[Frame Rate]

ASAP or User Define.

Video capture speed of PC, maximum frame rate depends on PC hardware. In general, the higher the frames-per-second the smoother the motion, the trade-off is a higher volume of data acquired and a higher storage requirement. Frame rate is related to processing power of CPU, frame size and color setting on PC.

 

[Frame Rate Test]

GoVideo-1/2/4 Surveillance System will test all the conditions and determine the maximum possible frame rate.


 Preference

[Video Format]

Choosing Video Format will invoke a video format dialog box, this is dependent on the capture device driver.

 

[Video Source]

Most capture device drivers will provide a video source dialog box. Within this box, the user can choose the signal format (NTSC, PAL, etc.) and adjust the image characteristics (brightness, contrast, hue, etc).

Settings for Australian TV System are: PAL-B,D,G,H,I

 

[Capture Driver]

With GoVideo Bt878 based Capture Cards select MSVideo:BT848/878 capture card.

 

[Mask Visible]

Select disable to not display the masked areas in each camera window

 

[Start Monitor After]

This is the time delay after starting Motion Detection Recording before observation begins.

 

[Password]

You may set a password to prevent someone else terminating program or changing settings. This password is also applied to the remote login.

 

[Alarm]

Once you have chosen a sound file, when image changes are detected, the System will play the WAV file and also start to record video.

 

[File Location]

Log file path to store video data, click Set Location to Add/Delete file path.

 

[Recycle option]

Once running out of disk space (less than 200MB), system will delete the data of earliest date.

 

[Schedule]

You may define two kinds of schedule, Periodical or Special, the Periodical schedule can be applied to weekdays.

Special Schedule can be applied to holiday or other special times.


[Pager/Tel Hot Line Setting]

This function is like a phone book. You can predefine up to 6 different telephone/pager numbers to be associated with Function keys F7 to F12. Once you want to call out for emergency purpose, you can press the function key directly. The system will keep recording until you press the Pause key to stop.

eg: you may set the pager number to 0948001001 with a pager message #999#. You will need to know how to set the pager message, with # or other character and etc.

 

Drop down (Mask) menu

The Mask feature allows areas in each image to be masked, multiple areas to be disregarded by Motion Detection function may be defined anywhere on image. For example, you may wish to observe your office but not the moving traffic visible through the office window, you can mask the office window so moving traffic will not trigger recording. When motion or image changes occur outside of the masked areas images are recorded.   

  Add mask

  Cut mask

  Clear mask

 

View Log

You can press the Shift-F1 to Shift-F4 to view the log file, you can also press the F1 to F4 to switch between each camera video data base.

Operation Panel:


 Play         Pause       Stop

Previous Frame  Next Frame

 First Frame  Last Frame

 Increase Play Speed  Decrease Play Speed

 Zoom in  Zoom Out

 Scroll Frame

 Play Mode: Toggle button, Continuous Event Play/Single Event Play

 

 Enable/Disable Time                Enable/Disable Date

 Previous Event                  Next Event

 

 Icon from left to right represent the event not view yet, has viewed, file not found.

 

When the frame is still, you may apply the following image process tools:

 

 Brightness control.

 Contrast control.

 This special effect allows you to increase the difference between light and dark areas of the image, which has the effect of sharpening or improving the focus in some images.

 This special effect allows you to decrease the difference between light and dark areas of the image, which has the effect of smoothing or defocusing the viewed image.

 Grayscale.

 The Undo allows you to undo the last operation performed while editing or altering a viewed image.

 Copy the image and other applications paste it.

 Print image, you can set the different date/time layout by selecting the [file] manual [Page Setup] function.

 



To use Communication System

There are the following major functions in the communication system

1. Remote view by modem.

2. Remote view through IPX protocol (LAN, Intranet). Peer-to-peer connection.

3. Remote view through TCP/IP protocol (Internet/Intranet)

 

Enable camera remote view capability:

Press the tool bar icon  in the GoVideo system site (local). Enable/Disable the remote view option in each camera, if you disable the allow remote view option in the dialog box, the video data of this camera will not be sent to the remote site.


Remote View by Modem steps

 

Step1:

Press the tool bar icon  in the GoVideo system site (local). When this icon is selected it allows remote modem login in.

 

Step2:

Press the tool bar icon  in the “Remote View” application running on remote PC, then select the  Dial Modem function and you will see the following dialog display

Please input the telephone number you want to dial and press the Make Call button

Step3:

After several seconds, if connect successfully, you will see the following panel

 

Step4:

You may select only one camera (lock any camera) by press F1 to F4 function key or tool bar icon . This will increase the transmission speed because only specified camera data will be transmitted. You can press ESC key to resume. When in the lock mode, you can press the Zoom-in or Zoom-out function.

 

Step5:

You can adjust the image quality, changes the date color or disable the date by press the Preference Icon


Remote View through IPX protocol steps

Step0:

Make sure you have installed the IPX/SPX protocol both in the local (connected to the video cameras) and remote site.

 

Step1:

Press the tool bar icon Network login with Intranet listen on IPX option in the GoVideo system site (local). When this icon is selected it allows remote IPX to login.

 

Step2:

Press the tool bar icon  in “Remote View” application then select the  Intranet IPX function, you will see the following dialog display

You have two ways to connect to the server. You can press the Locate Server button, this will broadcast a message to the PC where GoVideo is installed. Then press the Login button.

Or

Please input the network number, network Node, Socket number and press the Login button.

Note: In the step1, after you press the Network login icon, you will see there is one more icon  in the Windows status bar. Please move your mouse to the icon then you will see the display,

00000000 : Network number

5254C01D34A : Network Node

EFEF:Socket

Please input the above network parameters in the dialog box before press the Login button.

 

Step3:

After several seconds, if connect successfully, you will see the following panel

 

Step4:

You may select only one camera (lock any camera) by press F1 to F4 function key or tool bar icon . This will increase the transmission speed because only specified camera data will be transmitted. You can press ESC key to resume. When in the lock mode, you can press the Zoom-in or Zoom-out function.

 

Step5:

You can adjust the image quality, change the date color or disable the date by press the Preference Icon


Remote View through TCP/IP protocol steps

Step0:

Make sure you have installed the TCP/IP protocol both in the local (connect to the video camera) and remote site.

 

Step1:

Press the tool bar icon Network login with Internet/Intranet Listen on TCP/IP option in the GoVideo system site (local). When this icon is selected it allows remote TCP/IP to login.

 

Step2:

Press the tool bar icon  in the “Remote View” application then select the  Internet/Intranet TCP/IP function, you will see the following dialog display

You have two ways to connect to the server. You can press the Locate Server button, it will broadcast a message to the PC where GoVideo is installed. Then press the Login button. Or, Please input the IP address of the GoVideo surveillance system site (local).

Note :

1. In the step1, after you press the Network login icon, you will see there is one icon  in the Windows status bar. Please move your mouse to the icon then you will see the display,

Please input the above IP address in the dialog box before press the Login button.

2. In some Windows 95 system, you have no IP assigned in the PC where you run this software. You have to input the IP before connect to the video server.

 

Step3:

After several seconds, if connect successfully, you will see the following panel

 

Step4:

You may select only one camera (lock any camera) by press F1 to F4 function key or tool bar icon . This will increase the transmission speed because only specified camera data will be transmitted. You can press ESC key to resume. When in the lock mode, you can press the Zoom-in or Zoom-out function.

 

Step5:

You can adjust the image quality, change the date color or disable the date by press the Preference Icon