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The Player Screen of the MOBOTIX Camera

Open the Player to play back the recorded events and image sequences of the camera, to open the event list and to download images in a package with the offline player.

The Elements of the Player Screen

Hold your mouse over the elements of the user interface to see the bubble help. Click on the element to go to the description.

Camera name Live Player Multi View Open Help Camera Information Image area Text display Date display Event number and event symbols Action symbols Softbuttons Status bar Player controls

Element Descriptions

Elements of the Title Bar

Name Element Description
Camera name
mega-lux

Shows the camera name as set in the Quick Installation wizard or in the Ethernet Interface dialog in the Camera name field.

Open Help Back to the overview

Opens the online help for the current screen or dialog. If no help topic is available, the Help page will be displayed.

Camera Information Back to the overview

Displays information on the hardware, software and the most important settings of the camera.

Screens of the Camera

Name Element Description
Live Back to the overview

The Live screen of the MOBOTIX camera displays the current images of the camera.

Use the dropdown menus to access certain functions of the image controls and the camera administration or open the Setup Menu to see links to all image and event control dialogs.

The Admin Menu (password-protected) contains all dialogs for configuring the camera.

See also: The Live Screen
Player Back to the overview

Use the Player screen to view and download the events stored in the internal or the external image storage of the camera.

When you click on again in the Player and Event Storage on External File Server is activated, the camera displays a list containing the current storage size of the Internal Recorder and of any cameras that are storing their images on the same file server into the same directory.

Multi View Back to the overview

Use the Multi View screen to combine several cameras in different patterns and to assign special functions (highlighting, focus on alarm, ...) for the individual cameras.

See also: The Multi View Screen
Guest Back to the overview

The Guest screen allows viewing the camera's live image, setting the image rate within the preset limits and accessing the Live screen by clicking on the Menu link at the bottom of the page.

See also: The Guest Screen
PDA Back to the overview

The PDA screen displays the camera's current image for low-resolution devices (PDAs/MDAs and mobile phones).

If you would like to see a list of events on your PDA and download event images, open the PDA Event List.

See also: The PDA Screen

Elements of the Player Controls

Name Element Description
First event Back to the overview

Displays the first event that is stored.

Fast rewind Back to the overview

Starts fast rewind from the current image in endless loop mode.

One frame back Back to the overview

Shows the previous event image or the previous image of an event story, depending on the settings of the Event Story button. If the first image has been reached, the next click will show the last image.

Play Back to the overview

Starts playing back the images in endless loop mode. Shows only the event images, all events including event story or one event story only, depending on the settings of the Event Story button.

One frame forward Back to the overview

Shows the next event image or the next image of an event story, depending on the settings of the Event Story button. If the last image has been reached, the next click will show the first image.

Fast forward Back to the overview

Starts fast forward playback in endless loop mode of only the event images, all events including event story or one event story only, depending on the settings of the Event Story button.

Last event Back to the overview

Displays the last event that is stored.

Get image information Back to the overview

Displays the information of the current image.

Open query window Back to the overview

Shows the Event List that allows you to pull up specific events in the camera Player.

Click on the Download Images link in this dialog to download events as described for the Download button.

Stop Back to the overview

Stops an active playback in progress, that had been started using the Fast rewind, the Play or the Fast forward buttons.

The Event Story Button

Click on this button of the Player controls to change the manner in which the Player plays back event stories (i.e. pre-alarm images, the event image itself and the post-alarm images). The Status bar shows, which image of an event story is currently displayed.

In order to change the settings for recording event stories, open the General Event Settings dialog. This dialog will also allow you to specify if you would like to save an event story with every event or only when specific events occur.

Note: This feature is not available for Web and Basic models.
Name Element Description
Events only (no story) Back to the overview

(Default) Only shows the event images starting from the current image; pre- and post-alarm images are skipped.

With event story Back to the overview

Shows all images (pre-alarm, event and post-alarm images) of all events starting from the current image.

One event story only Back to the overview

Shows all images (pre-alarm, event and post-alarm images) of the current event in endless loop mode.

The Softbuttons

Name Element Description
Softbuttons

The softbuttons at the left-hand side of the screen execute certain functions, most of which can be used by users with User level access.

If you have administrative access to the camera, you may assign new functions to existing softbuttons by [Shift]-clicking the corresponding softbutton.

See also: Defining Softbuttons
Managing Users and Passwords
Event List
(Event list)

Click on this button to display the Event List dialog. This dialog displays a list with the last 20 events with the corresponding navigation links.

Click on one event link to show the corresponding event image in the player or select a date and time to list the events of that point in time.

Download

Click on this button in the Download Window dialog to download the desired events with an integrated event player. You can also set the start and end points of the events that are of interest to you. Click on Set Event Range to display the size of the packed archive file together with other information in the upper half of the dialog.

To display the content of the downloaded .tar archive file, you can use e.g. WinZip, StuffIt or PowerArchiver.

The following limitations apply when downloading event images:

  • The download file can be max. 2 GB in size.
  • You may download max. 25,000 events.
Delete Images
(Deletes all event images)

Click on the Delete Images button to delete all images from the camera's internal storage. If Event Storage on External File Server has been activated, the camera will not delete these images.

Attention: This will delete all images irretrievably without any further safety prompt.

The Image Area

Name Element Description
Image area Back to the overview

The image area shows the event images of the current camera.

Click into the image to open the information window for the current image.

Text display
WWW.MOBOTIX.COM

Shows the text that had been defined in the Text and Display Settings dialog at the time of the recording.

Date display
2004-05-01 CEST 10:01:22

Displays the date and time information of the current image.

Event Symbols
000807 UC VM PI

Shows the event number (in this case 000807) and the symbols for the activated sensors at the time of the recording. In this image, the UC (User Click), VM (Video Motion) and PI (PIR sensor) had been activated.

Since a video motion window triggered the recording, the VM symbol is shown in red.

Action symbols
REC FS

This shows the symbols of the actions that had been active at the time of the recording. In this case, REC (Storage) and FS (File Server storage) had been active.

If one of the actions is carried out, it is displayed in blue (e.g. REC in every last image of an event story); a failed action is shown in red (z. B. FS).

Status bar
<-1.. 0 ..+2>

The Status bar shows, whether or not an event story had been stored for the current event image. In this case, one pre-alarm image (-1) and two post-alarm images (+2) had been stored. The number in the middle (0) shows the current image's position (0 is the event image itself).

See also: The Event Story Button

Storing the Configuration

If you have made adjustments to e.g. the softbuttons (using [Shift]-click) , the camera will keep these changes until the next reboot, but it will not automatically store them permanently. If you have administrative access to the camera, you should store the current configuration into flash memory.

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