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NexxusDVR DS-8000M

User’s Manual
for
DS-8000M Series Network Hard Disk Video
Recorder ’s Client Application

(Version 1)
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Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 The main function of the Client Application
1.2 The Application’s components

Chapter 2 Installation
2.1 How to obtain client application package
2.2 How to install client application
2.2.1 Environment requirement
2.2.2 How to start the application

Chapter 3 Operation
3.1 System configuration
3.2.1 Local configuration
3.2.2 Remote configuration
3.3 Preview
3.3.1 Start/Stop
3.3.2 Pan-Tilt Control
3.3.3 Lens Control
3.4 Local Record
3.5 Download Files
3.6 Replay
3.6.1 Remote Replay
3.6.2 Local Replay
3.7 Get Server Status
3.8 Get Log Information
3.9 Fortify/Withdraw For Alarm Signal
3.10 Voice Communication
3.11Video Parameter Adjustment
3.12 Picture Numbers Setting
3.13 Play Sound Window Selection

Appendix The solution of common problems


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Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 The main function of the Client Application
Preview: Real_time preview picture through network
Local record: Record data in host
PTI control: Control Pan-Tilt-Iris
Remote Replay: Replay the files saved in server through network
Download files: Download the files from sever
Set video param.: Dynamically adjust the value of brightness, contrast,
saturation and Hue
Voice comm.: Carry out voice communication with the center
Fortify/Withdraws: Fortify/Withdraw at most 16 servers for alarm signal.
1.2 The Application’s components
The client application system is composed of three files: hikclient.exe,
HikMP4Net.dll and HikPlayM4.dll.
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Chapter 2 Installation
2.1 How to obtain client application

2.2 How to install client application


2.2.1 Environment requirement
CPU: INTEL Pentium III or above
Video card: support hardware graphic shrink
2.2.2 How to start the application
Extract all in Mpeg4Client.zip in a directory, and launch hikclient.exe
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Chapter 3 Operation
3.1 System configuration
The login window will appear after launching hikclient.exe.

If you haven’t set up client system’s user name and password(The default is not
set), you can continue by clicking on the Ok button.

If you want set user name and user password of the client application, click on the
Modify button to display the name and password configuration window, as
follows:

Input user name and user password on this screen. When done, click Ok button to
return to the login screen, and then input the modified user name and password
and click Ok.

Now the main screen appears:


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The main screen can be divided into three areas: preview area, right control panel
area and bottom control panel area.

Real time video and/or audio streams got through network are decoded and
displayed in preview area.

The right control panel includes Pan-Tilt-Iris controlling button, function button,
recording indication led, alarm indication led, and video parameter adjustment
slider. The Pan-Tilt-Iris control part of right control panel is used for controlling
Pan-Tilt-Iris connecting to server. Recording indication led indicates whether the
client application is carrying out local record(each light corresponding to a
preview picture), that is, recording streams in host’s hard disk. Alarm indication
led shows whether the client application received the alarm signal from
server(each led corresponding to a server). When the alarm signal is received
from server, the led changes into red(detailed information can be known by click
log button). Note that the alarm signal can be received only if fortifying is done
successfully(the led of alarm turns green). Video parameter adjustment slider
adjust video parameters such as brightness ,contrast, saturation, hue.

The bottom control panel includes sixteen check boxes, page switch control,
picture number setting and sound play window selection. The sixteen check boxes
shows the state of connecting to server. Check them to start/stop preview the
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video and/or audio streams according to the local configuration. In switch control
part, Switch P(Switch Pause) is available when "Switch Play"(setting in local
configuration)is set(When Clicked,it changes to Switch R—Switch Resume). The
automatic switch of pictures will be paused when clicked. The Last page and the
Next page is available when " Swich Play" is not set.
3.2 Local configuration
If executed for the first time , the software requires configing. Click Config
button in main window.

Number:
Channel number in all, ranging from 1 to 64
Name:
Channel name. No more than 256 character
IP address:
IP address of server
Channel:
The channel number of server
User name and Password:
The server’s user name and password. Preview would fail if the user
name or the password is error
Protocol:
The protocol used in the network connection
Multicast group Address:
If Multicast set, it need to be set. The address is a D type of IP address,
the scope is 224.0. 0.0 to 239.255. 255.255, the Multicast group Address
of the client must be consistent with the Multicast group Address of the
Server.
Decoder type:
Select the type of decoder
Decoder address:
Ranging from 0 to 255. The decoder type and decoder address are used
for controlling Pan-Tilt-Iris.
Switch play:
Whether preview picture switch automatically.
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Switch Time:
The time to switch
Delete:
Delete the configurations of current number
Save:
Save the configurations of current number.
Exit:
Exit this window and return to main screen.

3.3 Network Preview


3.3.1 Start/Stop network preview
Real_time network preview can be started/stopped by click start/stop button,or
by check the check box individually in bottom control panel.
3.3.2 Pan/Tilt Control
1. Config decorder type and decorder address in Local Configuration window
2. Start network preview
3. Click Up, Down, Left, Right button to Control Pan-Tilt
3.3.3 Lens Control
1. Config decorder type and address in Local Configuration window
2. Start network preview
3. Click Tele, Wide, Near, Far, Close, Open button to control lens

3.4 Local Record


Click Record button, the Local Record window appears

There are two types of recording: automatic and manual. For manual record,
input the maximum time recorded per file, select initial driver, and click Ok. For
automatic recording, schedule requires configing. The schedule configuration
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window shows as the following. When done,click Ok.

When recording is started, the record indication led in main window changes into
red.

3.5 Download Files


Click Download button on the main screen, the Download window will appear.
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Select IP address and channel of sever, file type, start time and stop time, then
click List File. After file listing is completed, select the file you want to
download, and click Download.

3.6 Replay
3.6.1 Remote Replay (from server)
Remote Replay playbacks the stream file recorded in server’s hard disk.

1. Replay according to file name


Click R Replay button on the main screen, the Remote Replay window
appears.
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Select IP address and channel of sever, file type, start time and stop time, then
click List File. After file listing is completed, select the file you want to
playback, and click play. The progress slider indicates the progress of
playing. We can know the total frame numbers and the current frame
numbers, total time and played time from the static box below the progress
slider(as picture shows: 9 is current frame number , 9476 is total frame
numbers,00:00:00 indates the file has played for 0 seconds,00:06:
19 indicates that the total play time is 6 miniutes and 19 seconds).

2. Multi-channel Replay according to time


Click M Replay button on the main screen, the Multi-channel Rplay window
appears.
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Select the start time and stop time, the picture numbers, click Play button,
multiple channel streams will be played back synchronously according to the
server IP address and channel configured in local configuration
3.6.2 Local Replay
Local Replay replays the stream file recorded in host’s hard disk.

Click L Replay button on the main screen, the Local Playback window appears.
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Click Open button, and select a file named *.mp4 from host to start play

3.7 Get Server status


Click Status button on the main screen, the Server status window appears.
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Click Get button after selected IP address, you can get channel information and
hard disk information for specified server. The information of hard disk includes
the information of volume and free space. The channel information includes:
1. whether or not the stream from the channel is recorded
2. how many clients connecting with the server.
3. number of coded frame
4. current bitrate of the channel
If you want to get IP address of client connecting with server, click Get IP, click
Ok on the succeeding window after inputting IP address, user name and
password.
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The Client address screen shows as follow

Click Next to change to the next channel. Click Exit to return to the server status
window.

3.8 Get Log Information


Click Log button on the main screen, the Log window appears .
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From this window , we can know the time and reason for failure of connecting to
server, the address and port of server rececived alarm input signal.

3.9 Fortify/Withdraw For Alarm Signal


Click the F/W FAS button on the main interface, the Fortify/ Withdraw For
Alarm Signal window appears.
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At most 16 IP addresses which configured in Local Configuration window are


listed on this screen. Check the IP address you want to Fortify/Withdraw, and
click Set when done.

3.10 Voice Communication


click the Voice C button on the main window, the speech speaking screen
appears.

Select the the desired server, input the user name and password, and click the
Start button.
3.11 Video parameter adjustment
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Start preview, and adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and Hue slider to change
corresponding parameter. Click Default button recovers the video parameter to
deault.
3.12 Picture numbers Setting
The picture numbers combo box in Bottom control panel determines how many
pictures playing at the same time, the optional number is 1, 4, 9, 16.

3.13 Play sound window selection


The play sound window combo box in Bottom control panel selects which audio
stream will be decoded.

Appendix The solution of common problems


1. If no picture appears, there would be some possibility as follows:
1 Error IP address or channel number, or error password or user name. Please
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check them using "Local Configuration " function


2 Server is down or in rebooting progress. Please use ‘ping’ to check if the
server is accessable
2. Examine the input video signal of server when dark screen appears.
3. Examine the network bandwidth and the CPU utilization rate of host system when
there is mosaic.
4. Examine the network bandwidth when there is animation sense.