How to setup PTZ features and functions

How to setup PTZ features and functions
Introduction: In this guide we will explain many of the available features and functions when using a
PTZ camera. Also, we will take you through each step to get those functions up and running properly.
Keep in mind this guide is intended to only be read by people using an EYEsurv DVR, if you have a
different brand of DVR or controller you will need to consult your owner's manual for instructions.
Before going through this guide you will need to have your PTZ already setup correctly, if you have not
done so then this guide will not apply as the features will not operate without a proper setup.
Part 1: First you will need to know what each function does. It will give you a better understanding
when trying to set these up to your scenario. A few of the functions we will cover are listed below.
Speed - Input a number into this box to change the speed in which your PTZ moves.
Zoom - Zoom in and out using the + and - buttons.
Focus - Focus the current view of the camera using the + or - arrows.
Iris - The iris buttons allow you to manually open or close the iris which either lets in more light or lets
less light in. Use the + and - arrows to adjust.
Set - Access's the PTZ's features to customize them.
PTZ Trace - This button, when clicked, allows you to hold the left mouse button down to control the
view of the PTZ. Also, if your mouse has a scroll wheel you can: Scroll up to zoom out or scroll down to
zoom in.
Page Switch - Switches between different menus available on the PTZ controls.
Preset - A preset is a specific spot you can focus your PTZ's view on and assign it a number. By activating
the preset number your camera will go to the exact spot you specified. It can also be used with the
other options such as Tour.
Pattern - A pattern is similar to a preset but instead of one fixed view assigned to a number you are able
to move/zoom the camera for an allotted percentage that lowers the more you adjust it. You can also
assign each pattern you create a number.
Tour - With the Tour feature you are able to use presets to have the camera cycle through each preset
view you assigned for the Tour number.
Auto Pan -This feature consistently rotates the camera in 360° movement.
Auto Scan - Auto scan consistently pans between a left border and a right border that you set until
turned off. Keep in mind that the left border is the starting position and this feature only goes left to
right and continually scans between them, it will not go from the left point to a right point that is
positioned lower or higher than the initial point you set the left border at.
Flip - Rotates the camera 180°. This feature is available only when using the EYEsurv ESC-PTZ-600 along
with the DH-SD1 Protocol available on EYEsurv DVR's.
Reset - Resets the camera to its default point.
Sit - A feature that allows you to focus on a specific point of interest by "drawing" a selection box on the
screen. This feature is available only when using the EYEsurv ESC-PTZ-600 along with the DH-SD1
Protocol available on EYEsurv DVR's.
Step 1: Since presets are used most often and can be combined to create a Tour we will begin with their
setup first. To start we need to open up the PTZ controls on the DVR. To do so right click, then select
the Pan/Tilt/Zoom option. Now we need to aim the PTZ's view at a specific area we would like saved as
a preset. Use the arrows and the zoom buttons to get your desired view, once you have it set we will
need to click the Set button to access the PTZ function settings. Then click the Preset option.
Step 2: Now we can set a number in the box next to Preset to assign the view to that number. Once
you have selected a preset number click the Set button to assign it. It should then take you back to the
main PTZ controls and give you a message that says something along the lines of "Preset:00x" whereas
"x" would be the number you set. Now that we have our preset made let's use the controls to move the
camera view away from where our preset is saved. Then click the Page Switch button. Here we will
need to inset the number for our preset in the box at the top. After that, click the Preset button and
your camera should automatically revert to the preset you just created.
Also you can go back and create up to 255 presets, each with their own specific angle, zoom, etc.
Step 1: Access the PTZ controls by right clicking then selecting Pan/Tilt/Zoom. Then we will need to
click the Set button again. Now select the Pattern option. Here you will see a begin and an end option
along with a box that you can assign a number for the pattern. Let's first assign a number for this
pattern. Once that is done all you need to do is click the begin button to start creating the pattern.
After you click begin the menu will change to the PTZ controls and give you a percentage of "movement"
allowed, basically, this will start at 100% and slowly go down depending on the movement of the
pattern you are setting. Use the controls to move the camera around, zoom in-out, etc until you are
content with the pattern. Once you are done click the Set button again then click End to save the
pattern you just made.
Step 2: To access the pattern we just made click the page switch button. Then select the number for
your pattern and input it into the box at the top. Now click the pattern button and the PTZ should begin
the movement you just assigned it.
Step 1: Before we can activate the tour option we will need to create more than one preset as the tour
option cycles through a number of presets that you define. First let's create a few more presets with
different views. Once you have more than one preset click the Set button. Then select the Tour option,
here we can input a preset number in the box at the top, the box below labeled Patrol No. is where
you're going to assign this "set" of presets a number. For example: If you have preset 1, 2, and 3 you can
assign them all to a patrol number, let's say 1. Also, you can mix and match, if you have preset 9, 6, and
2 you can assign those to Patrol No. 2 and so on. Once you have input a patrol number and your first
preset number, click the Add Preset button to add it. Next, let's change the preset number to our
second preset of choice then click the Add Preset button. Repeat this with as many presets as you
would like to assign to that patrol number.
Step 2: Now that we have a tour created let's test it out by going back to the main PTZ controls then by
pressing the Page Switch button. Now, input the Patrol number you assigned for your tour into the box
at the top, then press the Tour button to begin cycling through the presets you assigned that patrol
Auto Scan
Step 1: The auto scan feature allows us to set up a left and right border for the camera to consistently
pan between each until deactivated. First let's set the view of our camera to where we would like the
left border to be. Once you have it set click the Set button then let's select the Border option. Here you
will notice the Left and Right buttons, to set our first border click the Left button. Now we need to go
back and change the view to where we would like our right border to be. After that click the Set button
again and click the Right button.
Step 2: Now let's test out our Auto Scan feature by clicking the Page switch button and then by
selecting the Auto Scan button on the menu. Your camera should then begin scanning between the two
points we set.
***Note: The Left point that you assign is the starting position once the auto scan is activated, keep in
mind that this feature only scans from left to right it will not scan up and down. For example, if you set
a left border at the top left of a building and then you set the right border to the bottom right of the
building and then activate auto scan it will start at the top left of the building and scan in a straight
horizontal line to the right, it will not move in a diagonal direction.***
The sit feature is available only to those that have the EYEsurv ESC-PTZ-600 and an EYEsurv DVR with the
DH-SD1 protocol being used.
Step 1: To access the sit feature you will need to change the protocol to DH-SD1 in the DVR's settings
menu. Once you have this set pull up the PTZ controls by right clicking and selecting Pan/Tilt/Zoom.
Now you will notice the button in the middle of the arrows is labeled Sit. After pressing the sit button
the controls window will be turned off and now allows you to draw a selection box on the screen by
holding down the mouse button and dragging in a direction. Here's how the selection box works:
The view and zoom of the camera can be adjusted by the direction, position, and size of the box.
If you hold down the mouse button and create a box by dragging the mouse cursor DOWN the camera
will zoom in and adjust its view to the area you created the box. If you hold down the mouse button
and create a box by dragging the mouse cursor UP the camera will zoom out and adjust its view to the
area you created the box. Another thing is the size of the box you draw depends on how much the
camera zooms in and out: The smaller the box the more it zooms in/out, the larger the box the less it
zooms in/out.
The flip feature is another feature that is only available while using the EYEsurv ESC-PTZ-600 with an
EYEsurv DVR and the DH-SD1 Protocol.
Step1: Click the Flip button to make your camera rotate 180°.
Also, when using the DH-SD1 protocol it allows you to access the main menu on the PTZ by clicking the
Page Switch button until you get to an extra page. This page allows you not only to access the menu
functions but also to navigate and make selections and changes.
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