VMS Camera Setup Guide

By: Sarit Williams, Published on Nov 12, 2013

This guide, with a series of video screencasts, teaches integrators and users 10 key elements that need to be set up for optimal VMS deployment.

Here is an overview of the 10:

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Camera/VMS *********

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Camera ********

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Compression ***** ***********

*** *** *** ****** UI **** **** ****** differ ** **** ****** and ******* ** *** compression *****. ****'* **** this ***** ****:

*** *******, * *********** field's ****** ** *** camera *** ** ****** from *-***; * ***** lowest ******* *** ***********. While *** ***'* ** Compression *** ** ******* 'Quality' *** ********* '******- *******' ******* an********** ******* ** *** correlation ********** ***. ** ** important ** ***** **** the *** ************ ** ask *** **** ******* since *** ****** *** differ; ***** *** ** some ********** ** ******* this *********** ***** ** is ******* *** **********.

Server **** ****** *********

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  • *** ****** **** ******* multistreaming. ***** **** ** now, *** *** **** support ************** ** **** particular ******, ***** *** still ** * *******. Make **** ** ****** before ********* ** ************.
  • ******** ******* *** **** both ** ******* *** servers. **** **** *** camera *** ****** **** without ******** ******* *** that *** ****** *** enough ******** ** ****** the ********** *******.

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Camera ***** *************

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**** ***** ***** ****** options:

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Time ***************

**** ***** ** ********** can ** ******* ** either ********** ******* ** the *** ******. **** video ********* *** ******* and ********* ** ********:

*******, *********** *** *********** hundreds ** *******' ***** as **** ** * VMS *** ****** ** time *************** *** **** the ***** ************ ** court. ***** *** * different ********** ** ******* this *****:

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Motion ********

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