[Camera] Setting Initial Camera Settings and External Device Name

Article ID: ART116758 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


The following can be set here.

Õ Camera Name

Enter the name of the camera. The camera name is required for use with RM-Lite.

Õ Initial Camera Settings

Sets shooting settings at camera start up.

Õ Camera Control

Set the digital zoom, AGC limit, and smart shade control strength.

Õ Day/Night

Set the day/night switching mode.

Õ Installation Conditions

Sets installation conditions, such as LED settings.

Õ Camera Position Control

Set whether or not to limit the pan, tilt and zoom operations to the preset positions. Also, set the camera position when nobody has control privileges.

Õ External Device Name

Set the external input device name and external output device name.


Õ The camera name set here will be shown when the camera is registered for use with included RM-Lite.

(1) [AE Mode], [Slow Shutter], [Shutter Speed]

Set the exposure control and shutter speed for the camera startup.

[AE Mode]


The exposure is controlled automatically.

[Auto (Flickerless)]

In this mode, video flickers caused by fluorescent lights, etc., can be reduced. The shutter speed is automatically adjusted according to the brightness of the environment in which the camera is used.

[Auto (Shutter-priority AE)]

In this mode, a desired shutter speed can be specified.

[Slow Shutter]

Slow shutter can be used only if [Auto] or [Auto (Flickerless)] is selected in [AE Mode].

Set the maximum slow shutter time to be used when in auto exposure mode when capturing video in a dark place. Select [Disable], [1/15], [1/8], [1/4] or [1/2]. As slower shutter speed generates residual video when capturing a moving subject, select an appropriate time according to the capture conditions.


[Shutter Speed]

Shutter speed can be used only if [Auto (Shutter-priority AE)] is selected in [AE Mode].

Select a desired shutter speed from the 16 levels from [1/2] to [1/16000]. When capturing a moving subject, selecting a higher shutter speed can reduce blurry video capture.

(2) [Exposure Compensation]

The exposure compensation when the camera starts can be set in the range of [-4 (Dark)] to [4 (Bright)]. To brighten the video, set a positive value. To darken the video, set a negative value.

(3) [Metering Mode]

Set the metering mode when the camera starts.


The entire screen is metered by focusing on the center of the screen.

Even when slightly darker/brighter areas are present on the periphery of the screen, an appropriate exposure can be achieved for the subject near the center.

Use this mode if the subject is positioned near the center of the screen.


The entire screen is metered by averaging.

A stable exposure can be achieved even in a capture environment where there are notable brightness differences within the screen.

Use this mode to stabilize the exposure in locations where vehicles or people are moving.


The center of the screen is metered.

An appropriate exposure can be achieved for the subject at the center of the screen regardless of the brightness/darkness on the periphery of the screen.

Use this mode if you want to adjust the exposure to the center of the screen because the subject is receiving a spotlight or backlight, etc.

(4) [Focus Mode] [S30]

Set the focus mode when camera starts.


Automatically brings the subject into focus. Normally

[Auto] is selected.

[Fixed at infinity]

The focus can be fixed to near infinity.

(5) [Smart Shade Control]

Set the smart shade control strength when the camera starts.


The smart shade control function is not used.


Set the smart shade control strength. Select a strength from [1 (Mild)] to [7 (Strong)] in [Smart Shade Control Level].



Combines the smart shade control function and the exposure compensation function to automatically adjust the video so that there are no blown out highlights or blocked up shadows. Accordingly, when [Auto] is selected, [Smart Shade Control Level] and [Exposure Compensation] are not displayed.

(6) [White Balance]

Select the white balance according to the light source to achieve natural color in the video.


The white balance is adjusted automatically.


Set the values of red and blue gain according to the light source. Enter a value from 0 to 1023 for the [R Gain] and [B Gain].

[Daylight Fluorescent]

Select this option to capture video under daylight fluorescent lighting.

[White Fluorescent]

Select this option to capture video under daylight fluorescent or white fluorescent lighting.

[Warm Fluorescent]

Select this option to capture video under warm fluorescent lighting.

[Mercury Lamp]

Select this option to capture video under mercury lamps.

[Sodium Lamp]

Select this option to capture video under orange sodium lamps.

[Halogen Lamp]

Select this option to capture video under halogen lamps or incandescent bulbs.

(7) [Noise Reduction]

Select a level from [Mild], [Standard], or [Strong] for the noise reduction setting.

Principally, this setting is more effective in low-light conditions. When set to [Strong], the noise reduction effect is increased, but the afterimage of moving subjects becomes easier to see. When set to [Mild], the noise reduction effect is decreased and resolution is increased, but the video file size becomes larger.

(8) [Sharpness]

Select a level from [1 (Mild)] to [7 (Strong)] for the sharpness setting.

When set to [Strong] the video becomes sharper, and when set to [Mild] the video becomes softer. Also, when set to [Strong] the video file size becomes larger.

(9) [Color Saturation]

Select a level from [1 (Light)] to [7 (Dark)] for the color saturation setting.


Set Day/Night mode to [Manual] or [Auto] when the camera starts.

You can also switch between [Day Mode] and [Night Mode] using the Day/Night mode function of the Admin Viewer



Õ The initial camera settings (1) to (10) define the defaults that apply when the camera is started. Setting changes will be reflected only after the camera is reconnected or rebooted.

Specify the settings used in the actual operating environment from the Admin Viewer

Õ If the subject is a traffic signal or electronic scoreboard, etc., the captured video may flicker.

In this case, try changing the [AE Mode] setting to [Auto (Shutter-priority AE)] and selecting a shutter speed lower than 1/100 to see if the problem improves.

Õ Even if [AE Mode] is set to [Auto (Flickerless)], some screen flicker may still occur under unstable light source conditions.

Õ Setting a slow shutter speed may make it impossible for intelligent functions to work correctly. Select a shutter speed that suits the capture conditions and purpose.

Õ [S30] In conditions where an outdoor scene is captured from an indoor location through a glass window, the camera may focus on the glass surface if there is dust or water there.

Install the camera at the shortest possible distance from the glass surface.

Õ If [Auto] is selected for [Day/Night], conduct a thorough operation test to check the effectiveness of the setting beforehand.

Õ If [Auto] is selected for [Day/Night], set [Exposure] of the Admin Viewer to [Auto], [Auto (Flickerless)] or [Auto (Shutterpriority AE)]

However, when [Auto (Shutter-priority AE)] is being used, night mode may not be activated even if [Day/Night] is set to [Auto], depending on the shutter speed.

Õ Though the camera has an infrared filter, there is no effect on lighting due to infrared light as the camera does not have an insertion/removal mechanism for the filter.

Õ When Day/Night Mode is set to [Manual], in addition to the Day/Night function of the Admin Viewer, it is also possible to switch Day/Night Mode via settings in [Setting Page] > [Event] > [External Device Input] or [Event] > [Timer]


Note [S30]

Õ Focusing may be difficult for the following types of subjects when [Focus] is set to [Auto] or [One-shot AF].

Õ After rebooting the camera, it is recommended that you check whether the camera is focusing correctly.

Õ The focus ranges (approximate) are shown in the table below.

(1) [Digital Zoom] [S30]

Set digital zoom to [Disable] or [Enable].

The higher the digital zoom ratio, the lower the video quality becomes.

(2) [AGC Limit]

Select one of 5 levels from 1 to 5 to automatically set the upper gain limit. The greater the value, the higher the sensitivity becomes. If you do not want to use the automatic gain adjustment, select [OFF]. Setting [AGC Limit] allows you to reduce noise when capturing video in low illumination.

(3) [Smart Shade Control Strength (Auto)]

Select [Mild], [Medium], or [Strong] for the control strength when [Smart Shade Control] is set to [Auto].



Õ [AGC Limit] is disabled when [Exposure] is set to [Manual] or [Auto (Flickerless)] in the Admin Viewer.

Õ Minimum subject illumination may change when [AGC Limit] is set.

Select [30] or [60] if brightness changes frequently, such as when a light source passes in front of the camera. Select [5] or [10] if change in brightness is minimal.


(1) [LED Setting]

Select [Turn Off] or [Turn On] for the LED operation status on the camera. Set to [Turn Off] if you do not want to turn on the LED.

(2) [Image Flip]

Select [Disable] or [Enable] for the orientation of the camera video.


The LED will light for several seconds when booting even if the [LED Setting] is set to [Turn Off].

(1) [Restricted to Presets] [S30] [S31]

Set the camera control preset to [No Restriction] or [Preset Only]. The administrator can limit camera control by non-administrators to preset angles by selecting [Preset Only].

(2) [Camera Position without Control]

Select either [Do not return to Home Position] or [Return to Home Position] as the action when no control privileges are requested by users and the home position has already been set.

When [Return to Home Position] is selected and no users have control privileges, the camera moves automatically to the home position. This function requires the home position of the camera be set in advance. Set the home position using Preset Setting Tool

[Device Name] for external input device/external output device

Be sure to enter each device name in order to identify the corresponding external device being connected.

Enter [Device Name (alphanumeric characters)] using up to 15 characters (ASCII characters (space or printable characters) excluding the double quotation mark (Ó©).



The external device name set here will be shown when the Admin Viewer or included RM-Lite is used.

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