Open the General Image Settings dialog to define the basic settings for image control in the camera.
|Panorama View Configuration
|Activates an OnScreen Control, which allows panning and tilting Panorama windows. This element also controls the trapezoid correction used for adjusting the perspective of the image.|
|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).
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).
|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.
(only displayed if Image Size has been set to Custom Size)
Enter the size of the customized image in pixels that is displayed if Resolution has been set to Custom Size. If the image size defined here has a different ratio than 4:3, you can click with the mouse near the borders of the image to move the image area within the standard image in the desired direction (panning).
It is recommended to set the coordinates of the custom size by creating a yellow frame on the live image of the camera and copying them into the required field. For additional information on this topic, see the Graphically Entering Image Areas help page.
If you have selected Custom Size, you can also crop the image. This feature will define a specific portion of the image, which will then be used for all other operations. This feature also allows an interactive definition of the yellow rectangle in the image. Next, clicking on the Adjust Custom Size button will adjust the image size to match the ratio of the selected image area, thus displaying the whole image at once.
Select the desired ratio of image quality to frame rate:
|Frames per second||Number of images per second that are recorded by the camera. If long exposure times are necessary to comply with poor lighting conditions, the frame rate decreases.|
|Limit Frame Rate When Idle||
Initially limits the frame rate of the generated video stream to 1 frame per second. If you are viewing a live image, recording images or calling the camera via video phone, the required frame will be provided.
This setting is recommended, if you are frequently browsing the camera events or if you are using the MOBOTIX App, since this settings provides for smoother operation. This setting is not recommended, if you are transferring video clips with pre-alarm images via e-mail, FTP or network message, since the frame rate of the pre-alarm images is limited to 1 fps.
Sets the display mode of the selected image sensor:
|Mirror & Rotate Image||
Using these parameters, you can mirror the image (but not the displayed text) in horizontal and vertical direction or rotate it.
Note: These parameters depend on your camera model and may thus not be available in all cameras.
|Sharpness||In order to improve image quality, you can adjust the sharpness control value. A lower value results in a smoother (less crisp) image. The factory default setting is 4.|
|Image Noise Suppression||
Growing darkness may result in the image quality getting poorer because of image noise.
|Obscure Image Area (OA)||
In some applications, certain image parts need to be obscured. Activate this parameter and select a Time Table, the Obscure Image Color and the area that is to be covered.
Note: This parameter is only available for Secure models.
Obscure Image Time Table
Obscuring Image Areas
Format of one line:
Parameters of one configuration line:
Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the next reboot of the camera.
Click on the Factory button to load the factory defaults for this dialog (this button may not be present in all dialogs).
Click on the Restore button to undo your most recent changes that have not been stored in the camera permanently.
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.
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