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Monitor list

 

Update

 

Day/Night

 

Animation

 

Previous screen, Next screen

 

Previous cell, Next cell

 

Edit

 

Monitor dimension

 

Monitor diagonal

 

Screen Acpect Ratio

 

Stretch another aspect ratio images

 

Analog monitor

 

Monitor resolution

 


Monitor list

 

In the combo box there is a name of displayed monitor. It is possible to choose other monitor. In VideoCAD there are 10 monitors, in which the set of cameras and the parameters are adjusted independently.

To rename the displayed monitor use item Main menu Monitor>Rename.

 

Update

 

Update all images on the displayed monitor.

 

Monitor window itself does not generate 3D images, but uses the ready images which are created in 3D Video and are stored in the memory that allows to work simultaneously with a big quantity of 3D images without decreasing program's speed.

 

As a result of clicking this button, for some time 3D Video will appear, in which the images from all cameras will be modeled according to saved parameters of the cameras.

 

Camera parameters can be saved on the Camera parameters panel and in the Sensitivity and resolution box.

 

To update the image in one cell click it by the right mouse button and choose in the pop-up menu Update.

 

Day/Night

 

Switch Day/Night time in the project and update all images on the displayed monitor.

As a result of clicking this button, the Day/Night time on the Scene tab on the Camera parameters panel will be switched, then for some time 3D Video will appear, in which the images from all cameras will be modeled according to saved parameters of the cameras.

 

Camera parameters can be saved on the Camera parameters panel and in the Sensitivity and resolution box.

 

Animation

 

Turn On/Off animation on the monitor..

When the Animation is turned On, animated images will be generated and loaded on the Monitor.

 

The 3D Video will appear when necessary, in which animated images from cameras with enabled animation will be generated.

 

In order to make image from a camera animated:

Image parameter panel>View>Animation box must be checked;
Number of frames must be more than one;
these settings must be saved in camera parameters.

 

To make visible movement on an animated image,  in the view area 3D models with non-zero speed and (or) object Rotakin must present.

 

See also: Creating animated model of monitor.

External link: "The principles of CCTV design in VideoCAD. Part 5. Video surveillance of moving objects"(*.pdf)

 

Previous  screen,  Next screen

 

Each monitor consists of 100 cells, but it is also possible to display a smaller quantity of cells simultaneously. The quantity of simultaneously displayed cells is chosen in the Monitor dimension combo box.

 

Clicking the buttons Previous screen and Next screen shift the displayed cells on the quantity of simultaneously displayed cells.

 

For example, if the monitor's dimension is 2x2, 4 cells are simultaneously displayed. If cells 5,6,7,8 are displayed, as a result of clicking the Previous screen button - cells 1,2,3,4 will be displayed, and by clicking the Next screen button - cells 9,10,11,12 will be displayed.

 

Thus, each monitor can have several screens.

 

Previous cell,  Next cell

 

Each monitor consists of 100 cells, but it is also possible to display a smaller quantity of cells simultaneously. The quantity of simultaneously displayed cells is chosen in the Monitor dimension combo box.

Clicking the buttons Previous cell and Next cell shift displayed cells on one cell.

 

For example, if monitor's dimension is 2x2, 4 cells are simultaneously displayed. If cells 5,6,7,8 are displayed, as a result of clicking the Previous cell button - cells 4,5,6,7 will be displayed, and by clicking the Next cell button - cells 6,7,8,9 will be displayed.

 

Edit

 

If this button is pressed, the monitor editing tools become available:

 

Monitor dimension

Monitor diagonal

Screen Acpect Ratio

Stretch another aspect ratio images

Analog monitor

Monitor resolution

Monitor>Clear

Monitor>Rename

Clear cell

Opportunity of cameras connection to the monitor

Opportunity of moving and copying cells

 

If this button is not pressed, monitor's editing is locked for protection against accidental change of the monitor.

 

Monitor dimension

 

In the combo box it is possible to choose quantity of simultaneously displayed cells on the current monitor.

2x2 corresponds to 4 cells, 3x3 - to 9 cells, etc.

 

One image can occupy 1, 4, 9 or 16 side-by-side located cells.

 

Changing value in the box is possible only in Edit mode of the monitor.

 

Monitor  diagonal

 

In the combo box it is possible to choose physical size of the screen of the current monitor. The size is set by diagonal, in inches. Value N/A corresponds to the size which is not set. If the physical size is set, possibility to change the sizes of Monitor window by the mouse is locked.

 

To get precise sizes of the Monitor window you can adjust Monitor size factor in the Options box.

 

To change value in the box is possible only in Edit mode of the monitor.

 

Screen aspect ratio

 

You can choose in the combo box screen aspect ratio. 4/3 - standard monitor, 16/9 - wide-screen monitor.

 

Stretch another aspect ratio images

 

If the button is pressed then images from cameras with differing aspect ratio will be stretched.

 

Analog monitor

 

This tool allows to model analog monitors, the resolution of which is below the computers' one. If this button is pressed, the resolution of the monitor is limited to value 768x576 pixels.

 

To change button's state is possible only in Edit mode of the monitor.

 

Monitor resolution

 

In this box you can set resolution of the monitor. Resolution in the Monitor window will be limited by value in this box.

 

Changing value in the box is possible only in Edit mode of the monitor.