Open the General Image Settings dialog to define the basic settings for image control in the camera.
|Camera Selection||Select the lens that you want see on the Live and Guest screens or set the picture-in-picture mode to combine the images of both lenses (only for dual-lens cameras).
|Camera Night Switch (DY/NI)
(only Day&Night Models)
Day&Night camera models automatically switch between day and night lenses when the illumination falls below or exceeds the level set here. The higher the illumination value, the earlier the camera switches to the night lens.
To determine the best possible value for defining the night camera level, proceed as follows:
|Camera Time Switch
(all other models with dual lenses)
Switches to the other lens according to a Time Table, if the Camera Selection option has been set to auto.
If a time table profile is active or on (the symbol is visible), the camera uses the left image sensor. If the time table profile is not active or off, the camera will use the right image sensor.
Select the display size of the image.
When selecting Custom Size, the camera will use the image size specified in the Custom Size field (see below).
Enter the size of the customized image in pixels that is displayed if Resolution has been set to Custom Size.
The image will be cut from the next larger standard image format (160x120, 320x240, 640x480, 1280x960). If the image size defined here is smaller than the corresponding standard image format, clicking with the mouse near the borders of the image will move the image within the standard image in that direction (panning).
Example: An image with
Usually, the camera's digital zoom is controlled using the softbuttons (1x Zoom, 2x Zoom, 4x Zoom) or the Zoom control drop-down menu of the image settings on the Live screen. The settings of this option will influence how the camera zoom operates.
You can set the following options:
|Frames per second||Number of images per second that are recorded by the camera. When long exposure times are necessary to comply with poor lighting conditions, the frame rate decreases.|
|Mirroring||Using this parameter, you can mirror the image (but not the displayed text) vertically, horizontally and along both axes simultaneously.|
|Mirror & Rotate Image||
Using this parameter, you can turn the image (but not the displayed text) by 180°. It is recommended you use this feature only for indoor applications only as the camera warranty would be void otherwise (see below).
In order to improve image quality, you can adjust the sharpness control value. A lower value results in a smoother (less crisp) image.
If the value is too high, the image may appear noisy or blurred.
|Dark Noise Suppress||
Growing darkness results in image quality getting poorer. This effect is called image (or dark) noise.
The Dark Noise Suppress parameter minimizes this effect.
|Obscure Image Enable||
In some applications, certain image parts need to be obscured.
|Obscure Image Time Table||Select a Time Table profile to activate/deactivate the obscured image areas in a scheduled manner.|
|Obscuring Image Areas||
Defines the image areas that are to be obscured; every line in the definition box (e.g.
Format of one line:
Parameters of one configuration line:
Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the camera is rebooted.
Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.