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 Work with Monitors

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Opening Monitor window

Preliminary monitor's adjustment

Connecting cameras

Placement of images

Updating images

Creation of animated monitor

Work with monitor

 


Opening Monitor window

 

For opening the Monitor window click the Monitor window button on Graphics window tool bar. At first opening in Monitor window the first monitor with the name Monitor 1 and parameters by default will be shown.

 

If the monitor is already adjusted and cameras are connected to it, at first opening Monitor window after starting the program for some time 3D Video will appear, in which images from these cameras will be modeled.

 

Generation of 3D images can take a lot of time. To interrupt generation press ESC.

 

Preliminary monitor's adjustment

 

For monitor's adjustment, first of all switch on edit mode by clicking the Edit button.

 

For renaming the monitor click the item in the Main menu of Monitor window Monitor > Rename.

 

Select quantity of cameras, which will be displayed the Monitor dimension combo box.

 

If necessary, select physical size of monitor's screen in the Monitor diagonal combo box.

Having set the size it will be impossible to change the size of Monitor Window by the mouse.

 

If it is an analog monitor, click the Analog monitor button. The button should look pressed.

 

In the Monitor resolution box you can specify the resolution of monitor.

 

Connecting cameras

 

Connection of cameras is available only in Edit mode (Edit button is pressed).

 

Select necessary cameras on the layout in Graphics window, and then click a cell on the monitor, beginning from which these cameras should be displayed on the monitor.

 

For some time 3D Video will appear, in which images from these cameras will be modeled. After that the images will appear in cells of the monitor, beginning from a cell selected by click.

 

Thus it is possible to connect any quantity of the selected cameras simultaneously.

 

If at the moment of clicking on the monitor Ctrl is pressed, new cameras will fill only free cells on the monitor. Cells already filled will not change.

 

The image from each camera is modeled according to saved parameters of the camera.

 

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

 

Placement of images

 

Images can be changed in positions, copied, deleted, merged in 4,9,16 side-by-side located cells to get big images from some cameras

 

For placement of images the Edit mode should be switched on.

 

To interchange images' positions in two cells, first click the first cell, then the second one.

 

For copying the image from one cell in another, first click the cell, from which it is necessary to copy the image, and then on the cell, where it is necessary to copy the image. At the same time Ctrl should be pressed.

 

To delete the image from the cell, click it by the right mouse button and choose in pop-up menu Clear cell.

 

To delete all images from the monitor choose item in the Main menu>Monitor>Clear.

 

To increase images' size by merging the cells, place the images from one camera in 4, 9 or 16 side-by-side located cells. These cells are merged automatically.

 

Updating images

 

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

 

That is why after changing the parameters of a camera it is necessary to update camera's image on the screen. To update the image in a cell click it by the right mouse button and choose in the pop-up menu Update. Then 3D Video will appear, in which the image will be modeled according to saved parameters of the camera.

 

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

 

To update all images click the Update button on the Tool bar.

 

Creation of animated monitor

 

Monitors can display animated images. Monitor with animated images can be exported to *.html file.

 

See: Animation, Export to html, Creating animated model of monitor.

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

 

Work with monitor

 

In order not to change monitor's adjustment by accident, switch off Edit mode by clicking the Edit button. The button should look not pressed.

 

Application of monitors at designing can be various. For acquaintance with all options of the work with monitors, see: Tool bar, Menu bar and Pop-up menu.