Spot Monitor for IP Cameras on Camius 16 and 32 Channel NVR

Camius NVR recorders with 16 and 32 channels have a feature that enables a spot monitor for IP cameras through their dual HDMI video outputs. A spot monitor function can display a live video feed of one or more security cameras on a secondary TV monitor that is continuously linked to an NVR network video recorder. This feature does not disrupt the live IP camera display on the spot monitor if you use the recorder’s main monitor to access the menu system, for instance. The HDMI2 video output is configurable for the spot-out monitor.

NVR Recorders with Spot Out function

To configure the HDMI2 video output for the Camius IPvault NVR network video recorder, follow these steps:

1  –  Click “Enable” to activate the View Setup, SEQ MODE, SEQ DWELL TIME, OUTPUT Resolution, and Spot Poll Setting options (Picture 1).

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Picture 1

2  – When using the View Setup settings “Static,” you can choose sequential layouts for the preview display, such as 1, 4, 6, 8, and 9 window modes. You can also select the 4-segment windows preview (Picture 2)

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Picture 2

3  –  The “Spot Poll Setting” is based on the number of segmentations of the preview window. You can customize the video channel in each view window, and all settings must be clicked to “OK” or “Apply” at the end; for the prevailing use case, CH1 (Channel 1) is set in the left-right corner window to show.

3  –  The “Spot Poll Setting” is based on the number of segmentations of the preview window. You can customize the video channel in each view window, and all settings must be clicked to “OK” or “Apply” at the end; for the prevailing use case, CH1 (Channel 1) is set in the left-right corner window to show.

The final video preview screen of the HDMI2 output will be displayed in the following picture (Picture 3 and 4).

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Picture 3
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Picture 4

4  –  The output resolution will have multiple options available after opening, but the maximum output resolution of the HDMI2 interface is 1080P (1920 × 1080) as shown in Picture 5.

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Picture 5

5  – When using the View Setup settings “Dynamic,” additional menu function options will be added compared to “Static.” You can set a time interval, in seconds, for the video image to rotate through the different windows. However, if the video image is less than or equal to the number of windows, it will not rotate (Picture 6)

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Picture 6

6  –  The round tour effect will be visible for the set time interval, displayed in the Remaining Time countdown. In the screenshot, the Remaining Time is 5 seconds (Pictures 7 and 8).

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