DVR 4 to 16 Camera PC based Digital Video Recorder with Tele Phone Eye Dial-In Remote View - Dial-Out Paging * Windows 98SE - Windows 2000 - Windows ME - Windows XP compatible * Digital Video Recording CCTV Surveillance System Software & PCI Video Capture Card * Use with Colour or Monochrome CCTV Video Surveillance Video Cameras * Use your PC for DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDING * Movement Detection with Masking * Variable Detection Sensitivity * Dial-Up Remote Viewing * Automatic Dial-Out to: Pager - Telephone - Remote PC * DVR (Digital Video Recorder) captures much higher resolution images than conventional Quad & VHS VCR. Suitable for EIA, NTSC, CCIR, PAL, TV / Video Systems.
system from 4 to 8 Cameras)
PC-X4/16/e9-12 (expands system from 8 to 12 Cameras)
PC-X4/16/e13-16 (expands system from 12 to 16 Cameras)
|MPEG-4 * Wavelet *
M-JPEG * Video Compressors with user configurable Quality. Simultaneous
Recording * Playback * Dial-In/Out. Motion Detection with
user configurable Masking * Sensitivity * Tolerance * Post Alarm Recording
period. Dial-In Remote Modem
Viewing of all Cameras with W98 / ME / W2000 / XP Operating
Systems. Auto Dial-Out to
Telephone * Pager * Remote PC. Remote View via LAN
TCP/IP * Modem. Automatic First-In
First-Out overwriting of oldest files, user configurable. Multiple Hard Disk
Drives may be allocated for Storage. Parameters
independently configurable for each Camera: Motion Detection
Masks/Sensitivity/Tolerance/Post-Alarm period, Image
Brightness/Contrast/Colour, Dial-Out numbers for Telephone/Pager/Remote
PC, Audible Warning/Announcement, Scheduled Sequential Recording, Scheduled
Motion Detection Recording, etc. Fully Expanded 16
Camera system is capable of up to 4 images per second per Camera (total 64
images per second). Slow or High Speed
simultaneous Playback of 1 ~ 16 Cameras, 25 speeds 1000 : 1 ratio,
comprehensive log with search facilities. FEATURES: IBM Compatible PC
Digital Video Recording Surveillance System for colour or monochrome Video
Cameras, Record and Display or Playback simultaneously. Video Recording: 1 to 4
Cameras, expandable to 8, 12 or 16 Cameras with additional Capture Cards. Time Lapse Recording
Modes: Timer Continuous, Timer Motion Detection, Continuous Motion Detection,
independently configurable for each Camera. Motion Detection: Image
changes are detected and trigger recording, multiple Masking/Detection Zones for
each Camera, adjustable Sensitivity setting 0 ~ 100% for each Camera plus
secondary 0 ~ 6 image comparison Tolerance setting, independently configurable
for each Camera. Logs: Separate Logs for
each Camera, separate Logs for Motion Detection and Continuous recordings,
separate file for each Motion Detection event, Logs may be searched by
Date and Time using from-to period search parameters. Images are stamped with
Date and Time. Replay: Single click
from start to end of period or step through events, 25 Playback speeds 1000 :1
ratio, VCR like Pause, Play and Image by Image stepping controls, Snapshots of
images may be saved as BMP file or printed. Distribution of Images:
AVI Event files and BMP files (converted to smaller JPEG files) may be easily
distributed as an e-mail attachment to security personnel, Police, etc. Images
and AVI files may be duplicated and archived to Floppy Disc, CD ROM, DVD,
removable Hard Drives, Tape Drives, copied/moved over LAN, etc. Storage: On multiple
Hard Disk Drives on host PC, oldest files are overwritten on a First-In
First-Out (FIFO) basis to avoid loss of current surveillance recordings, user
configurable deleted block size when overwriting oldest files. Viewing: During
recording on local PC and Dial-In remote via PC and Modem or LAN. Automatic Notification:
In Motion Detection mode - Dial-Out to Pager(s), Dial-Out to Telephone(s),
Dial-Out via Modem to Remote PC, via WWW when a 24 hour connection is available
and Local and Remote Site have fixed IP Addresses, user configurable
notification priority. Warnings: Sound Files
may be associated with each Camera and configured to automatically play when
image changes are detected. Visual On-Screen notification of low Disk space and
Motion Detection. Date & Time Stamp: On
images, user configurable position, font and colour. Capture Rate: two four
(Version 6.31) to fifteen images per second, depends on PC Hardware, Operating
System, number of Cameras, number of Cameras being recorded, image content,
compression and other running tasks such as Remote View, Dial-Out, Playback,
etc. Password Protection:
Load System - Open Video Camera - Setup Remote User - Exit System - Close Video
Camera - Playback Video. Stability: Includes a
Re-Boot Application that allows scheduling of an automatic periodical Re-Boot of
PC. This application helps overcome problems such as diminishing PC/OS
Performance/Stability that sometimes occurs as Up-Time (period since Boot-Up)
increases. Image Compression: User
adjustable to balance File Size against Image Quality. Huge Storage capacity 1
600 000 ~ 2 000 000 Images with 50 GigaByte HDD @ maximum Image Quality setting,
even greater capacity @ lower Image Quality settings, this estimation is based
on a sampling of 100 image files. By comparison the image capacity of a VCR with
3 hour tape is just 540 000 images (50 fields per seconds x 3 600 seconds x 3
hours). Image Quality:
Higher-Resolution, Lower-Noise, Deterioration-Free and more consistent than
possible with a Quad and VHS VCR. Compatible with CCIR/PAL
(Australia - UK) and EIA/NTSC (USA - Japan) TV Systems. Eliminates: High cost
of a Time Lapse VCR, Quad Processor, Maintenance and Cassettes. Eliminates: Tedious and
time consuming review / searching of tape recordings, labelling and storage of
tapes. Continuous Operation:
No down-time while tape rewinds, is changed or replayed.
CAPTURE CARD: Conexant Fusion 878A
(Bt878 BrookTree) Video Capture Integrated Circuit.
Compatible with CCIR/PAL (Australia - UK) EIA/NTSC (USA - Japan) TV systems.
4 standard composite video (AV) 75 ohm inputs via RCA sockets.
1 Loop-Through High-Impedance video output of Camera 1, 2, 3 or 4 selected with a jumper, suitable for connection to a HIGH IMPEDANCE composite video input on a Video Monitor, VCR, TV, etc., NOT SUITABLE for connection to a common 75 ohm impedance input.
Fitted with an On-Board PC-DVR-X4/16 software protection device.
SOFTWARE: "Security" Version
6.321 Video Recording Security application.
"Modem View" Version 5.20 Remote View Dial-In Modem application.
"TCP/IP View" Version 5.50 Remote View IP application.
"Access" Log and Playback application.
"Drivers" For: first, second, third and fourth Capture Cards.
"Help" Microsoft Windows Help file.
GoVideo-W98/2k Surveillance System
read User Notes. Time Lapse Continuous
and Motion Detection recording modes with separate Timer Schedules for each
mode, individually configurable for each Camera. Motion Detection
recording mode with adjustable sensitivity setting and secondary 6 level image
comparison setting to trigger recording when image changes are detected,
individually configurable for each Camera. Motion Detection mode
includes Automatic Dial-Out to: Pager(s), Telephone(s), Remote PC via Modem or
via WWW when a 24 hour connection is available and Local and Remote Site have
fixed IP Addresses. User configurable notification priority. All individually
configurable for each Camera Motion Detection mode
eliminates tedious and unproductive visual monitoring, the system may be
configured to play a standard or custom audio file associated with each camera
when motion is detected. User's attention to activity in areas under
surveillance may be announced by PC Sound System ie: "Movement in Car Park" -
"Movement in Cash Room / Safe" - etc - etc. Remote access to images
on PC running Surveillance System via Dial-In Modem or TCP/IP. Each Camera can be
configured with its own Continuous and/or Motion Detection Recording Schedule,
Sensitivity, Video Compression, Masking/Detection Areas, Audible Alarm sound
file, LAN, Dial-In and Dial-Out parameters. Masking allows user to
define Detection Areas where image changes will be detected, multiple detection
areas (64 x 48 grid) may be defined anywhere on image, individually configurable
for each Camera. Logs for each Camera,
separate Log for Motion Detection and Continuous recordings, separate file for
each Motion Detection event, Logs may be searched by Date and Time using
from-to period search parameters, each image is stamped with Date & Time. Recordings may be
stored to one or more Hard Disk Drive(s). Recyclable data
storage, system automatically overwrites oldest files to avoid loss of current
surveillance recordings, user configurable value to overwrite files when disk
space is below a certain value and user configurable deleted block size,
eliminates the need to regularly review and delete recordings. During Playback any
image may be saved as a BMP file then edited (Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness,
Cut Paste, etc) with a Graphics application and converted to other file formats
such as JPEG to reduce file size. During Playback any
image may be selected and printed. AVI Video Clips, BMP
and JPEG files may be easily copied and archived to Floppy Disc, CD ROM, DVD,
removable Tape or HDD, etc. AVI Video Clips, BMP
and JPEG files may be easily and quickly distributed via e-mail or LAN for
viewing by Police, Security Personnel, etc. AVI files can be viewed
Full-Screen using standard Windows MS Media Player, BMP and JPEG files can be
viewed with MS Paint, Quick View, etc, no special software required. Sequential capture and
analysis (in Motion Detection mode) of images from each input at 320 x 240
resolution. * LOWER-NOISE
* HIGHER-RESOLUTION see comparison below
* CONSISTENT IMAGE QUALITY
conventional 4 Camera Quad / VCR recording systems that are susceptible to
fluctuating results depending on condition of Tape, VCR Heads and Transport
320 (H) x 240 (V) per camera = 76 800 pixels. Quad & VHS VCR:
Frame Recording ~ 160 x ~ 288 per camera = 46 080 pixels, 40% less data. Above comparison is for
a VCR operating in Frame-Recording mode, most VCRs in Time-Lapse mode
only record Fields therefore the situation is considerably worse as only
144 (not 288) horizontal scan lines are recorded per camera. In Field
mode per camera pixels for VHS are: 23 040, 70% less data.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: CPU:
Pentium 1 GHz minimum, Celeron not recommended. (For maximum Capture rate &/or Multiple Cards we recommend 2.5 GHz Pentium 4 or better)
Motherboard with Intel AGP/PCI CPU Chipset.
256 MB RAM or better recommended. (For maximum Capture rate &/or Multiple Cards we recommend 512 MB or better)
66 ATA HDD or better recommended. (For maximum Capture rate &/or Multiple Cards we recommend 100/133 UDMA HDD with 8 MB Cache or better)
24 or 32 bit 32 MB or better VGA Card with latest Drivers that are fully compatible with latest version of DirectX.
HDD capacity to suit storage/archiving requirements, at least 2 GB per Camera.
Full Duplex Sound Card (optional, for Audible-Warnings).
External Modem and Telephone line (optional) for remote viewing, Dial-Out, etc. Recommended Modems: Rockwell, ZyXel or Lucent ChipSet, other types may be unsuitable. (Some users have reported success with following ChipSets - we include this for informational purposes only and do not recommend or suggest that any of these will function with GoVideo-W98/2k System. DSI (Digicon systems), D13635-1/5655 with Creative Win Modem, Connexant sold under name of "Pine" no. FM-3711-11 V4.0 W03/01, Rockwell 6793 PCI Modem, Intel 815)
One PCI Slot and unshared IRQ (Interrupt Request) required for each Card.
Note: Motherboard IRQ allocation arrangements vary considerably, installation of multiple Cards may require a sound knowledge of Motherboard, Chipset, BIOS and OS. We are unable to provide assistance with IRQ allocation problems as these are unique to each combination of Motherboard, Chipset, BIOS and OS.
Windows 98SE - Windows 2000 - Windows ME - Windows XP (NOT compatible with XP Home) with latest Updates installed. WINDOWS 2000 or WINDOWS XP Recommended
Up to 4 'per Card' with standard 75 ohm impedance composite video output, CCIR or EIA monochrome or PAL or NTSC colour. Reliable recording is usually not possible with a mix of monochrome & colour cameras, with multiple Cards it may be possible to use monochrome cameras on one card and colour on another.
CCIR = Australian /
European Monochrome TV System
PAL = Australian / European Colour TV System
EIA = USA / Japan Monochrome TV System
NTSC = USA / Japan Color TV System
Software Bugs * Software Updates: Hardware:
Problems may be experienced with Trident 9685, Trident 9750 and Trident 9850 VGA Display Cards, sometimes resolvable with latest drivers.
None reported with latest versions of software, feedback from users is welcome.
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Version 6.31 - "Security" Video Recording Security application.
Updated - "Modem View" Remote View Dial-In Modem application.
Version 6.321 -
"Security" Video Recording Security application.
Version 5.20 - "Modem View" Remote View Dial-In Modem application.
Version 5.50 - "IP View" Remote View application.
Version 000831 (18/04/03) - "Access Runtime" Database application.
Latest versions of software are available for download free-of-charge to
buyers of PC-DVR-X4/16 (GoVideo-W98/2k), to obtain a copy
an attachment a copy of purchase receipt together with the version number of
your current software. If all information is not provided you will not
receive a reply. STORAGE REQUIREMENTS: Hard Disk Space
requirements are impossible to specify due to the numerous variables involved,
these variables include: Image Compression - Capture Rate (Images-per-Second) -
PC Speed/Performance - Image Content:- A solitary person moving about
(only a portion of image is changing) - VERSUS - Numerous persons and/or
vehicles moving about (large portions of image are changing). Below are examples from
a system with one Camera in use. PC hardware is: AMD K6-2/450 CPU (approximately
comparable to a 450 MHz Pentium II), Epox MVP3 Apollo AGP/PCI ChipSet
Motherboard with 1 MB L2 cache, 64 MB 100 MHz DRAM, 100 MHz FSB, IDE 33 ATA HDD,
Operating System is Windows ME. This data is for a
single Camera operating in Motion Detection Mode, Camera is a 600 + H-Line
Colour Day / Night / IR unit with Automatic Iris Lens and Infra-Red
illumination, the scene is the driveway / entrance to our warehouse. Activity in
this situation includes: one to several persons moving about in the driveway,
motor vehicles coming and going and passing motor vehicles, a person moving
about in the driveway occupies 60% ~ 20% of the captured image frame height, a
Large Truck occupies up to ~ 40% of image area. Motion Detection Sensitivity
level is such that a Cat moving about at an ~ 10 metre wide point in the scene
triggers recording Day or Night (with InfraRed illumination). Image compression is
set at minimum (best image quality = large files). AVI file data (number of
images) was obtained using MS Media Player. Single Camera capture rate on this
PC is 15 + images per second. Over a one day period
219 events were recorded, these occupied 1 370 MB of Disk Space, the smallest
AVI file was 1 133 KB (70 images), the maximum was 61 186 KB (2 101 images). One
KB = 1024 Bytes Examples of some files
are: 2 277 KB (130 images), 3 020 KB (123 images), 4 028 KB (137 images), 5 189
KB (270 images), 10 025 KB (371 images), 15 117 KB (606 images). There is no
direct relationship between the number of images and file size, this is variable
and depends on image to image changes. Above data is from an
actual operating system and is presented as a guide only, actual results in each
situation will vary considerably due to the numerous variables involved.
Use an On-Line
Uninterruptible Power Supply linked to Automatic Shut-Down Software to
reduce the risk of Operating System faults or loss of Data.
Screen Shot of Recording - Monitoring Window, Single Camera
Screen Shot of Continuous Sequence Playback Log
Screen Shot of Motion Detection Playback Window