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Geovision GV-VMS Setup Guide

Geovision Setup Guide, GV-VMS V18 is a full-featured, AI-powered software series. It includes not only all of capabilities of GV-VMS V17 series, but also incorporates events from face detection, face recognition and AI-powered IP for an all-inclusive video management.

GV-VMS V18 is a comprehensive video management system that records video from GeoVision and third-party IP devices. The live view and layout can be easily adjusted with the intuitive drag-and-drop function. GV-VMS V18 comes with a variety of intelligent video analytics to offer precise monitoring and to reduce the need for manual supervision. The built-in WebCam Server allows users to remotely access live view and recordings from anywhere using Web browsers, mobile app and GV-Remote ViewLog program. Compatibility with GeoVision central monitoring systems and for a wide selection of third-party ONVIF cameras make GV-VMS a versatile and effective surveillance solution.

GV-VMS V18 is a paid software that can connect up to 32 channels of GV-IP devices with the initial license, and up to 64 channels with an added GV-VMS Pro license. Additional licenses are required if you need to connect with third-party IP devices..

 

GV-VMS Licensing

GV-VMS is a comprehensive video management system, and requires a purchased license starting from V18.1, that records up to 64 channels of GeoVision and/or third-party IP devices. Make sure your purchased GV-Dongle or software license has been inserted into or activated on the PC prior to running GV-VMS.

IMPORTANT:

1.For users who have purchased a software license, it must be registered through the License Activation Tool using the corresponding serial key. For details on software licensing, click here.

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2.For users with GV-US dongle of earlier versions of GV-VMS, it must be upgraded to run V18.1 or later.

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Introduction

Chapter 1  Introduction

Welcome to the GV-VMS Quick Start Guide. Through this guide, you will learn the basic settings of GV-VMS. For the complete instructions, refer to GV-VMS User's Manual.

1.1License

  GV-VMS V17 (Free 32 GV Channels)

GV-VMS V17 series supports connection of up to 64 IP channels, and up to 32 channels of GeoVision IP devices are for free. If you need to connect more than 32 channels of GeoVision IP devices or connect with third-party IP devices, additional licenses are required.

Supported Devices

Channels

License

GV-IP Devices Only

32 ch

No license required

64 ch

GV-VMS Pro license required, 32 ch per license

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16 ch

Trial Version: 16 channels of 3rd-Party IP devices

GV + 3rd-Party IP

32 ch

3rd-Party or HD DVR license required, in increments of 1 ch

Devices

64 ch

2 licenses required:

GV-VMS Pro license, 32 ch per license.
3rd-Party or HD DVR license, in increments of 1 ch.

Note:

1.The licensing comes in two forms: GV-USB dongle and software license. The two are incompatible. If a GV-USB dongle has been inserted on the computer with the system, please remove it before using software licensing.
2.GV-USB dongle comes in internal and external dongles. Internal dongle is recommended for the Hardware Watchdog function, which restarts the PC when Windows crashes or freezes.
3.GeoVision offers a 60-day trial period that allows you to connect to 16 channels of third- party IP devices without license. Currently, you cannot remotely access the trial channels using remote applications.

Note for GV-VMS V17.4.5 or later:

1.The HD DVR license is only supported by GV-VMS V17.4.5 or later.
2.The HD DVR license is required for connecting UA-XVR and UA-XVL series (only analog channels supported)
3.The 3rd-Party license is required for connecting UA-IP cameras.

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GV-VMS V18 (for AI Integration)

GV-VMS V18.1 or later is a paid software for AI integration that supports connection of up to 64 IP channels, and can connect up to 32 channels of GeoVision IP devices upon initial purchase. If you need to connect more than 32 channels of GeoVision IP devices or connect with third-party IP devices, additional licenses are required.

Supported Devices

Channels

License

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32 ch

Initial license required

GV-IP Devices Only

64 ch

2 licenses required:

GV-VMS V18.1 or later initial license
GV-VMS Pro license, 32 ch per license

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4 ch

Trial Version: 4 channels of 3rd party IP devices (30 days, a license key required)

GV + 3rd-Party IP Devices

32 ch

2 licenses required:

GV-VMS V18.1 or later initial license
3rd-Party or HD DVR license, in increments of 1 ch

64 ch

3 licenses required:

GV-VMS V18.1 or later initial license
GV-VMS Pro license, 32 ch per license
3rd-Party or HD DVR license, in increments of 1 ch

Note:

1.The licensing comes in two forms: GV-USB dongle and software license. The two are incompatible. If a GV-USB dongle has been inserted on the computer with the system, please remove it before using software licensing.
2.GV-USB dongle comes in internal and external dongles. Internal dongle is recommended for the Hardware Watchdog function, which restarts the PC when Windows crashes or freezes.
3.GV-VMS (V18.3.2 or later) automatically disables Memory Integrity on Windows 10/11 during the installation. Make sure to restart your PC after the installation is completed to ensure a successful operation of GV-VMS.
4.Please contact our sales representatives for the applicable license key of the trail version.

Note for GV-VMS V18.3.1 or later:

1.The HD DVR license is only supported by GV-VMS V18.3.1 or later.
2.The HD DVR license is required for connecting UA-XVR and UA-XVL series (only analog channels supported)
3.The 3rd-Party license is required for connecting UA-IP cameras.

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1.2Minimum System Requirements

Below are the minimum PC requirements for connecting GV-VMS with 32 and 64 channels of GeoVision and 3rd party IP cameras (dual streams).

  GV-VMS V17

CPU

GV-VMS (Up to 32 Channels)

GV-VMS Pro (Up to 64 Channels)

OS

64-bit Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11 / Server 2012 R2 / Server 2016 / Server 2019

CPU

4th Generation i5-4670, 3.4 GHz

4th Generation i7-4770, 3.4 GHz

Memory

8 GB RAM

16 GB RAM

Processor Graphics

To obtain the maximum frame rate possible, see GPU Decoding specifications here.

Note:

1.To use the fisheye dewarping function, the graphic card must support DirectX 10.1 or above.
2.The system requirements are determined in round-the-clock recording mode with live view only, while remote connections and video analysis features being disabled.
3.H.265 decoding requires 6th Generation Intel Desktop Processor (Skylake) or above, which comes with onboard GPU.

  GV-VMS V18

CPU

GV-VMS (Up to 32 Channels)

GV-VMS Pro (Up to 64 Channels)

OS

64-bit Windows 10 / 11 / Server 2016 / Server 2019 / Server 2022

CPU

4th Generation i5-4670, 3.4 GHz

4th Generation i7-4770, 3.4 GHz

Memory

8 GB RAM

16 GB RAM

Processor Graphics

To obtain the maximum frame rate possible, see GPU Decoding specifications here.

Note:

1.To use the fisheye dewarping function, the graphic card must support DirectX 10.1 or above.
2.H.265 decoding and searching of face recognition events by face images require 6th Generation Intel Desktop Processor (Skylake) or above, which comes with onboard GPU.
3.PVD motion detection requires 11th Generation Intel Desktop Processor or above, which comes with onboard GPU.
4.For the expansion of more PVD motion detection channels, make sure your PC is installed with GV-AI Accelerator Module and compatible with the following system requirements:
a.For PVD motion detection of up to 48 channels: PC RAM of at least 16 GB and 11th Generation Intel Desktop Processor or above.
b.For PVD motion detection of up to 64 channels: PC RAM of at least 32 GB and 13th Generation Intel Desktop Processor or above.

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5.The system requirements are determined in round-the-clock recording settings with live view only, while remote connections and video analysis being disabled.
1.3Minimum Requirements

The data transmitting capacity of GV-VMS depends on the number of Gigabit connections available. The numbers of Gigabit network cards required to connect 64 channels are listed below according to the resolution and codec of the source video.

Codec

Resolution

Bitrate Used (Mbps)

Total FPS for 64 ch

Gigabit Network Cards Required

Max. Channels Supported per Network Card

H.264

1.3 MP

5.05

1920

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Max. 64 ch / card

2 MP

7.01

1920

1

Max. 64 ch / card

3 MP

10.48

1280

1

Max. 64 ch / card

4 MP

11.65

960

2

Max. 50 ch / card

5 MP

16.48

640

2

Max. 38 ch / card

8 MP

17.14

1600

2

Max. 38 ch / card.

12 MP

16.67

960

2

Max. 38 ch / card

H.265

2 MP

5.90

1920

1

Max. 64 ch / card

3 MP

7.06

1920

1

Max. 64 ch / card

4 MP

9.44

1600

1

Max. 64 ch / card

5 MP

7.52

1920

1

Max. 64 ch / card

8 MP

9.83

1280

1

Max. 64 ch / card

12 MP

9.85

1280

1

Max. 64 ch / card

MJPEG

1.3 MP

32.36

1920

3

Max. 22 ch / card

2 MP

44.96

1920

4

Max. 16 ch / card

3 MP

38.73

1280

4

Max. 18 ch / card

4 MP

40.35

960

4

Max. 17 ch / card

5 MP

30.48

640

3

Max. 22 ch / card

8 MP

58.52

1600

6

Max. 12 ch / card

12 MP

65.98

960

6

Max. 11 ch / card

Note: The network requirements may vary depending on the bitrate of the streams.

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1.4Installing GV-VMS

Before You Start

For optimal performance of your system, it is important to follow these recommendations before installing the GV-VMS:

It is highly recommended to use separate hard disks; one for installing Windows OS and GV-VMS, while the other for storing recorded files and system logs.
When formatting the hard disks, select NTFS as the file system.
When GV-VMS is running, it is not recommended to perform disk defragmentation at the same time.
Since the size of transmitted data from IP cameras may be quite large and reach beyond the transfer rate of a hard disk, you should note the total of recording frame rates that you can assign, as listed below:

Frame rate limit in a single hard disk

Video Resolution

H.264

H.265

Frame Rate (fps)

Bitrate (Mbps)

Frame Rate (fps)

Bitrate (Mbps)

1.3 MP (1280 x 1024)

660

5.05

N/A

N/A

2 MP (1920 x 1080)

660

7.01

660

5.90

3 MP (2048 x 1536)

440

10.48

660

5.35

4 MP (2048 x 1944)

330

11.65

550

7.74

5 MP (2560 x 1920)

220

16.48

660

6.73

8 MP (3840 x 2120)

550

14.13

440

9.83

12 MP (4000 x 3000)

330

14.47

440

9.85

Note: The data above was determined using the bitrate listed above, hard disks with average R/W speed above 110 MB/s.

The frame rate limit is based on the resolution of video sources. The higher the resolutions, the lower frame rates you can assign to a single hard disk. In other words, the higher the frame rates you wish to record, the more hard disks you'll need to. For detailed of recording frame rates, refer to the user's manual of the IP camera that you wish to connect to.

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Installing GV-VMS

1.Download GV-VMS by selecting Primary Applications from the drop-down list and clicking Download of GV-VMS on GeoVision's website.
2.If you are using a USB dongle, insert the dongle to your computer. See 1.1 License for connections requiring dongle license(s).
3.To install USB driver, select Driver, F/W, Patch from the drop-down list and click Download of GV-Series Card Driver / GV-USB Device Driver.

  To verify the driver is installed correctly, go to Windows and

expand DVR-Devices. You should see the GV-Series USB Protector.

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1.5Running GV-VMS
1.When you run GV-VMS for the first time, the system will prompt you for a Supervisor ID and Password.
2.Type the desired ID, Password and a Hint to remind you of the password.
3.Optionally click E-Mail List to enter e-mail addresses used to receive the password when forgotten.
4.Click OK. The main screen of GV-VMS and a dialog box appears.
5.To choose how to save your system database, select Microsoft Office Access Database or Microsoft SQL Server and fill out the required fields.
6.Upon first-time starting of the GV-VMS, you are prompted with the Automatic Setup dialog box to assist you in quickly adding IP devices to the GV-VMS

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1.6Main Screen of GV-VMS

In the main screen of GV-VMS, the main setting buttons are located in the top-right corner.

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Login ID  Home  Toolbar

Version Information

Storage Space  …  …  .

a I r  Audio  ViewLog  Exit

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Name Description

Login ID Click to manage accounts and passwords for accessing GV-VMS.

Audio Click to control the volume of your PC.

Home Shows the live view of connected cameras.

ViewLog Shows a timeline of recorded events for playback.

Brings up these options when Home is selected:

Monitor: Start / Stop monitoring, I/O monitoring and schedule monitoring
Network: Enable Webcam Server and connection to other GeoVision software.
Tools: Show / hide volume indicator and set up Object Index.
Configure: Set up camera, recording, system, schedule, video processing and I/O devices.

Toolbar Content List: Configure live view layout, of cameras, I/O devices and E-Maps.

Brings up these options when ViewLog is selected:

Display Play Panel: Display / Hide the ViewLog timeline.
Tools: Manage event search, system log, event backup and event export.
Configure: Apply video effects and text overlay during playback.
Content List: Manage playback layout and access camera list.

Exit  Click to Minimize or Exit GV-VMS.

 

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Chapter 2  Getting Started

2.1Adding IP Cameras to GV-VMS

When logging in for the first time after installing GV-VMS, the Automatic Setup dialog box appears. Follow the steps below to add IP cameras.

1.Click Automatic Setup to search for IP cameras on the LAN. Then select / deselect the

desired cameras and click Apply.

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2.The default login information for cameras is admin / admin. Double-click the camera to

modify the login info of cameras if needed.

3. Cameras added are now listed in the IP Device List.

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Status icons illustrated:

*  Connected

The camera is connected.

* Connecting

GV-VMS is trying to connect to the camera.

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Getting Started

& Connection Failed

O Inactive Camera
v  Started Monitoring

v  Pre-Rec Enabled

Unable to connect to the camera. Move the cursor onto the red
icon to see the error message.

The camera is inactive. Click the checkbox to connect.

The camera is under monitoring.

Pre-recording is enabled.

4.To adjust camera settings, click Setup ■ next to the camera. Refer to 3.2 Configuring Camera Settings for details.
5.Close the dialog box by clicking X in the top-right corner. When adding camera for the first time, the cameras will be automatically assigned to the live view grid.

Note:

1.You can also access the IP Device Setup dialog box by clicking Home^ > Toolbar

> Configure O > Camera Install.

2.If your camera was not detected during the scan in Automatic Setup, you can click the Manual Setup button v to type the camera connection information manually.
2.2Accessing Camera Live View

After adding cameras, you can access camera live view by dragging the camera in the Content List to the live view grid.

Click Home  > Toolbar  > Content List ■ ■. Then click Camera to see the list of

cameras added, and drag the desired cameras to the live view grid.

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For details, see Chapter 4 Live View in this Quick Start Guide.

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2.3Start Monitoring

After setting up cameras and the live view, be sure to start monitoring the cameras to activate the following functions.

Recording (See Section 3.1)

Video Analysis (See Chapter 5)

I/O Applications (See Section 7.1)

To start monitoring of connected cameras, click Toolbar EkE > Monitor  > Start All

Monitoring or select individual cameras.

To see how to access recorded videos, refer to Chapter 6 Video Playback and Backup.

Note: If you have set a schedule, you can select Start Schedule Monitoring. The schedule takes precedence and the functions listed above will enable and disable accordingly. See 7.2 Setting up Schedules.

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Camera Setup

Chapter 3  Camera Setup

3.1Configuring Recording Settings

To configure the recording settings of connected cameras

Configure & > System Configure > Record Setting.

click Home  > Toolbar  >

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1.Select the camera(s) you want to configure.
2.Under Record Type, select Disable, Motion Detection or Round-the-Clock.
3.You can set different recording frame rates. Select Urgent Event to record in full frame rate or General Event to record only the key frames.

The frame rate for General Event and Urgent Event can be defined in the camera's General Setting page. See General Setting in 3.2 Configuring Camera Settings. Normally, you would set a higher frame rate for Urgent Events (e.g. full frame) and a lower frame rate for General Events (e.g. key frame only).

Note: By default, the recording mode is set to Motion Detection and the Recycle function is enabled with the Recycle Threshold set to 32 GB.

4.If there are more than one storage locations, click the next to Storage to specify where to store the recorded videos. To configure storage settings, click Add Log Location.

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5.Under Stream, select the stream(s) you want to record. Main and Sub Stream is set to record both streams simultaneously. Select Main Stream to record high-resolution video images. Select Sub Stream to record lower-resolution video images.

For details on Motion Detection settings, see Setting up Motion Detection, Chapter 1, GV- VMS User's Manual.

3.2Configuring Camera Settings

To configure camera settings, click the Setup button E3 of an active camera in the IP Device List. The settings available vary depending on the camera's firmware and whether the camera is connected or not.

There are three setup dialog boxes in the left menu of the camera's setting dialog box: Video Setting, Audio Setting, and General Setting. Clicking the Finger button E3 to apply the same settings to all connected cameras.

[Video Setting]

In Video Setting, you can configure the camera name, codec, frame rate, GOP, bitrate, resolution, trigger output, lens, video attributes and image orientation of the camera. Note that changes made to the Video Setting dialog box will change the settings on the IP camera.

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[Audio Setting]

In Audio Setting, you can configure audio functions for live view and recording, which are disabled by default.

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1.To listen to the audio around the camera, enable Wave Out.
2.To record the audio around the camera, enable Rec Audio and select By Sensitivity or Round-the-Clock.

Note: After Wave Out is enabled here, you can enable audio on the live view of the camera by clicking the Tools icon “?'■ and select Set to Wave Out.

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[General Setting]

In General Setting, you can configure network timeout, on-demand display, live view frame rate, and recording frame rate settings.

Set live view frame rate

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Set recording frame rate

1.Under Live view frame rate control (Main / Sub Stream), you can set the live view frame rate.
When using MJPEG, every frame is a key frame, so you can specify the number of key frames to decode for live view.
When using H.264 / H.265, only 1 key frame is transmitted per Group of Pictures (GOP), so you can decode Key frames only to omit all intermediate frames or Max. frame to include key frames and all intermediate frames.

Note:

1.The GOP setting can be configured in the Video Setting page (Video Setting, 3.2 Setting Camera Setting). A GOP of 30 means that there is 1 key frame for every 30 frames, so an IP device with a frame rate of 30 fps will have 1 key frame per second.
2.You can change the camera's main stream and sub stream to H.264, H.265 or MJPEG in the Video Setting page (Video Setting, 3.2 Setting Camera Setting). After changing codec, you need to click OK to apply the change before switching to the General Setting. Note that changing the camera's main stream and sub stream to H.264, H.265 or MJPEG will affect the frame rate setting options under General Setting.

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2.Under Recording frame rate control, define the recording frame rates for Urgent event

and General event. Refer to the step above for details. Make sure the related settings are configured accordingly in the Recording Settings dialog box as described in step 3 of 3.1 Configuring Recording Settings.

For details on Video Setting, Audio Setting, and General Setting, see Configuring Individual IP Cameras, Chapter 2, GV-VMS User's Manual.

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Chapter 4  Live View

4.1Arranging Live View Layouts
1.In the Content List, click Layout.

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2.To add a layout, click Add w and click Add Layout. The Add New Layout dialog box appears.
3.Name the new layout and select one of the three available methods under Layout Setup to define a layout and click OK.
4.If you select Customize in the step above, the Customize Layout dialog box appears.
a.Click Reset to specify a dimension for the grid if needed.
b.Select multiple squares and click Merge to create a larger square.
c.Click OK when you are done.

A message appears. Click Yes if you want to automatically assign the cameras to the new layout.

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4.2Functions on the Live View

Place the mouse cursor on the camera live view to see the icons below.

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Icons

Functions

Instant Play H

Plays back the video recorded.

Snapshot®

Captures a snapshot of the current live view.

Talk Back Toggle

Talk to the surveillance site. For details, refer to [The behavior of the talk

/ Push-to-Talk ‘®'

back button] in 1.6.1 Configuring General Setting, GV-VMS User's Manual.

Tools

Includes the following options:

Monitor: Starts monitoring of the camera.
Measure temperature: For GV-VMS V18.3.2 or later and GV- TMEB5800 only. After the thermography rules are set up on the camera Web interface, select this option to trigger the alarms when the detected temperature exceeds the pre-defined threshold.
Properties:
Show Caption: Shows camera name on live view using the specified font size.
Keep Image Ratio: Locks aspect ratio of the camera image.
Close: Removes the camera from the layout grid.
Set to Wave Out: Enables live view audio. (See [Audio Setting] in Section 3.2)
: Enables PTZ functions. (See Section 4.4)
Add to bookmark: Bookmarks a scene to watch later in ViewLog. This function is only available when the channel is recording.
Storyline: Records a sequence of short video clips of a specific incident.

The following options are available when related function is enabled:

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Zoom E

Switches the live view to full screen. If there is a designated Zoom window, clicking the Zoom button will replace the live view in the zoom window instead.

Volume Indicator

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Display an audio volume indicator on the top-left corner of the camera live view. Click Home E > Toolbar E > Tools O > Audio > Show Volume Indicator.

The live view screen can be controlled using the actions below.

Actions

Functions

Mouse scroll

Zooms in or out on the live view.

Double-click

Displays the live view in full screen.

4.2.1Zoom Window
1.To designate a Zoom Window to see a close-up view of the camera without changing the live view layout, click Layout > Windows in the Content List and drag Zoom Window to a live view grid.
2.Move the mouse cursor to a camera live view and click Zoom DEJ in the top-right corner. The camera live view is displayed in the Zoom Window.
3.To remove the camera from the Zoom window, place the cursor on the live view, click Tools and select Close. To change the live view grid back to a normal window, repeat this step again to close the Zoom Window.
4.2.2Scan Window
1.To assign multiple cameras to a Scan Window, to be shown in sequence, click Layout

> Windows in the Content List and drag Scan Window to a live view grid.

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Drag multiple cameras into the Scan Window.

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3. Move the cursor to the Scan Window, click Tools and select Properties.

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To adjust the order of a camera, click Up 1 and Down *_.

5.To specify how many seconds to show the live view, click and adjust the Scan Interval of each camera. Optionally click the Finger O to apply this Scan Interval to all cameras.

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4.2.3Popup Window

You can designate a Popup Window to display live images of cameras, upon events, on a separate monitor. For this function to work, you must first create a live view layout on another monitor.

1.In the Content List, click Layout > Add v > Add Layout to create a new layout.
2.After clicking OK, select a desired monitor from the Apply to… list to activate the layout on the designated monitor.
3.In the Content List, click Windows > Add w > popup window to select the cameras to be displayed in the Popup Window.
4.Rename the Popup Window if necessary and drag the Popup Window from the Content List to the layout created in Step 3.

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4.2.4Focus View and PIP

Focus View

You can create up to 7 close-up views per camera and place these created close-up views inside live view grid. This function is not supported for Fisheye and PTZ Cameras.

1.In the Content List, right-click a camera and select Focus View Setup. This dialog box

appears.

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2.Click Enable and draw a box on the camera view to create a focus view. You can create multiple focus views if needed.
3.Optionally click the Color drop-down list to change the color of the box.
4.Click OK. The created focus views are listed under the camera.
5.You can now drag the focus views to live view grids.

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4.3Setting up Fisheye Cameras
1.From the Content List, drag the fisheye camera (circular source image) or one of the dewarpped fisheye images (e.g. Quad View) to the live view grid.
2.To change the fisheye settings, right-click the fisheye camera from the Content List and select Fisheye Settings. The Fisheye Setting dialog box appears.

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3.Right-click on the Fisheye Setting dialog box, point to Fisheye Option to access settings.

For details on the fisheye functions, see 3.18.1 Fisheye View, GV-.

4.4Setting up PTZ Cameras
1.Move the cursor to the camera live view and click Tools
2.Click PTZ Control to enable PTZ function.

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3.You can control GV-IP Speed Domes using the following actions:

  Double-Click: The camera will center on the spot you clicked.

Drag: You can select Random Move or Center Move after right-clicking the live view.

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® Random Move: Drag a line on the live view and the camera will move toward the direction you dragged.

® Center Move: Drag a box on the live view and the camera will zoom in on the area you dragged.

For details, see 1.11.1 Accessing PTZ Control Panel and Auto Functions, GV-VMS User Manual.

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Chapter 5  Video Processing

GV-VMS offers a number of video processing functions. To configure video processing functions, follow the steps below.

1.

> Video Process. This dialog box

Click Home > Toolbar £>3 > Configure

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2.Select a function under Video Analysis.
3.In the Camera List, select the camera(s) you want to configure.
4.Click the Setting button to access the configuration page.
5.To send e-mail notification upon video analysis events, click 0 next to Send Event Alerts.

For details on event alert functions, see 3.21 Event Alert through E-mail Notification, GV- VMS User's Manual.

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Video Processing

The following Video Processing functions are only enabled when you start monitoring on the cameras.

Object Index/Monitor Setup
Counter / Intruder Alarm Setting
Crowd Detection
Advanced Unattended Object Detection
Advanced Scene Change Detection
Advanced Missing Object Detection
Face Count
Text Overlay Setting
Heat Map
Video Analysis by Camera (IPCVA)

If you have set an AVP schedule, Video Processing functions will be enabled according to the schedule regardless of monitoring. See 7.2 Setting up Schedules on how to set a schedule.

For details on video processing functions, see Chapter 3 Video Analysis, GV-VMS User's Manual.

Chapter 6  Video Playback and Backup

6.1Playing Back Recorded Videos
1.Select ViewLog [s] > Toolbar El > Content List ■■ . The Content List appears.
2.Select Add w > Import from Live to import current live views to the playback screen.

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3.Optionally drag and drop more cameras from the Content List to the playback screen.

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4.On the timeline, click the arrows or the date to select a date from a pop-up calendar.

Cameras

Ailcameras on Layout

12:54:17 o (g)

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5.Click on the timeline to select a time with video recordings. You can scroll the mouse to

zoom in and out on the timeline.

Blue areas: video recorded in round-the-clock mode and other alarm events.

  Red areas: videos recorded in motion, intrusion, IO event and other alarm events.

Green areas: never recycle events.

Yellow areas: video recordings retrieved form the SD cards of cameras when

reconnecting after a temporary disconnection.

  Turquoise areas (for V18.3.2 or later): video recorded in AI and PVD Motion events.

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6.Use the playback control buttons to play back recordings. Place the cursor on the buttons to see the name of the function.
7.Click Play n to start playing back.

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For details, see Chapter 4 Video Playback, GV-VMS User's Manual.

6.2Backing Up Recorded Videos

1.

In ViewLog, click Toolbar  > Tools i—i > Backup. This dialog box appears.

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2.Select a destination media to back files using Hard Disk, CD / DVD / BD or OS- Burning.
3.Click the Add Time Frame button to define a time period and which files to back up.
4.To include the player to the backup files, select Include Player at the right bottom of the Backup dialog box and select ViewLog or Single Player.
5.Click OK on the Backup dialog box to start the backup.

For details on backing up files, see 5.2 Backing Up Recorded Files, GV-VMS User's Manual.

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Chapter 7  Other Important Features

7.1Setting up I/O Functions

1.

To set up I/O devices on GV-VMS, click Home  > Toolbar  > Configure w >

Accessories (if available) > I/O Device (if available) > I/O Device Setup.

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Note: The Accessories option only appears when GV-Keyboard or GV-Joystick has been set up on the GV-VMS. The I/O Device option only appears after at least one I/O device has been added.

2.Click Add. Then select IO Box (USB), GV IP Device, or IO Box (IP) and configure its connection settings.
3.For I/O devices connected through USB, you can configure Signal Type and Latch Trigger on GV-VMS.

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4. After the I/O devices are added, select Toolbar  > Configure > Accessories (if

available) > I/O Device > I/O Application Setup. This dialog box appears.

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5. Select an input and specify the actions to take when the input is triggered.

6.

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Click OK to apply the settings.

To activate I/O functions, click Home  > Toolbar  > Monitor > I/O

Monitoring or Start All Monitoring.

For details on I/O setup, see Chapter 6 I/O Applications, GV-VMS User's Manual.

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7.2Setting up Schedules

You can create a schedule to enable and disable recording, video analysis, I/O monitoring, connection with Center V2 / Vital Sign Monitor / WebCam Server / Mobile Service / GV-Edge Manager and PTZ object tracking at specific times each day.

1. Click Home  > Toolbar  > Configure > Schedule Edit. This dialog box

appears.

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2. Click Schedule and select Setup Wizard. The Setup Wizard dialog box appears.

3.Specify when to apply the schedule plan and click Next.
4.Name the schedule plan and click Next.

5. Select a button on the left (Camera, AVP, I/O Monitoring, or Server or PTZ Object

Tracking) and drag across the timeline to enable it during that time.

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To set a recording schedule, click Camera, select a camera and click and drag on the desired time periods to specify how the camera is monitored throughout the day.

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6.Click Next and Finish when you are done. The plan created appears on the calendar.

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Tips:

1.You can add multiple plans to the calendar.
2.You can also add a plan to the calendar by dragging an existing plan and dropping it on a date in the calendar.
7.Click Home  > Toolbar  > Monitor  > Start Schedule Monitoring.

For details on setting schedule, see 1.8 Schedule, GV-VMS User's Manual.

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Chapter 8  Dongle Upgrade

GV-USB Dongle can be upgraded to include more functions or enhance the system. You need to collect the data from your dongle and send it back to GeoVision for an upgrade. The upgrade is charged services. To upgrade your dongle, follow these steps:

1. Each dongle has its own serial number. Find it on the side of the dongle. Later this serial number will be used in naming the files for upgrading.

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2. Insert the dongle to the computer.

3. In the software folder, double-click GVUsbKeyUpClient.exe. This dialog box appears.

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4.To retrieve the data from the dongle, click Select All. The information of the dongle will be displayed in the information field. Note the displayed number of HW Serial should be the same as that on the dongle.

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5.To save the data to your local computer, click Save Key ID Data. If you have more than one dongle to upgrade, click Batch Save. Different dongle data will be saved as separate files. The file will be named after the serial number on the dongle and saved as *.out. For example, if a dongle serial number is 7116442, the file is named “VMS- 7116442.out”.
6.Send this data file to GeoVision at sales@geovision.com.tw. The GeoVision will examine the data file and send an *.in file back to you. The file name also includes the serial number of that dongle. In this example, the data file to be sent back is named “VMS-7116442.in”.
7.After you receive the updated file, insert the correct dongle matching the .in file you receive, and then run GVUsbKeyUpClient.exe.
8.Click Select All to read the dongle, click Upgrade and then open the updated file to upgrade the dongle. You can also select more than one dongle in the list and click Batch Upgrade to upgrade them at the same time. Make sure these dongles match the updated files you receive.

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