How to configure the external monitor (Spot Monitor) output on the DX8100 Series HVR.

Issue

The DX8100 includes one capture card, which provides a BNC analog monitor output.  The capture card nearest to the PTZ card is user definable. Users with Power User access or higher can assign cameras and configure the capture card analog output options.

NOTE: An external monitor must be connected to the capture card to make use of the analog monitor outputs. Refer to the installation manual for instructions on how to connect analog monitors to the capture card.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • DX8100 - All Versions
  • DX8000 - All Versions

Cause

  • Cameras are missing from output monitor.
  • Output display is sequencing to fast.

Resolution

Connect an analog Spot monitor to the BNC output on the rear of the DX8100.

View lessons learned article LL#10028 for "Configuring the DX8100 dual display output (VGA/BNC Extended Monitor)"


 

ACCESSING THE EXTERNAL MONITOR SETUP

To access the monitor configuration screen:

  1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button . The Setup dialog box opens to the Camera page.
  2. Click the Ext. Monitor button . The External Output page is displayed.
    The Ext. Monitor page is displayed.


Setting Up Automatic Camera Mapping

Automatic camera mapping offers a simplified method for configuring the capture card analog output. Video from each camera source will be automatically cycled across the monitor's view panels. In the automatic mode, all cameras will be displayed sequentially, starting with Camera 1 and continuing through Camera 32 (depending on your system configuration).

The following information should be noted when using the automatic camera mapping feature:

  • All inputs will be displayed regardless if they have video or not. (example if the DX8100 is a 16 channel unit but only using 9 inputs, blue video will be displayed for cameras 10-16)
  • The automated sequence is interrupted each time a motion or alarm event is detected.
  • When the HVR detects an event (either motion or alarm), the monitor output displays the camera source that detected the event. The amount of time that an event channel is permitted to override the automated sequence can be set from 1 to 60 seconds.
  • Eight-channel HVRs offer only the 1x1, 2x2, and 3x3 panel options. If you select more than one screen division, each camera channel will cycle through each screen before the next panel division is presented.

To configure automatic camera mapping:

  1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button . The Setup dialog box opens to the Camera page.
  2. Click the Ext. Monitor button . The External Output page is displayed.
  3. In the Auto Camera Mapping Mode section, do the following:
    1. Select the Auto Camera Mapping Mode button.
    2. Select from the screen division options.
    3. Select dwell time (1-60 seconds) from the drop-down box. This is the amount of time each window will remain on the monitor.
    4. Select the type of event that will be allowed to override the monitor output:
      • Alarm input
      • Motion detection
    5. Set the dwell time an event will be allowed to override the screen (1-60 seconds).
  4. Click the Apply button at the bottom of the page.

Setting up Manual Camera Mapping

Manual camera mapping allows a user to customize the capture card analog output. Individual cameras can be assigned to view panels in any combination. Each customized screen can be added to a sequence list and assigned a specific amount of dwell time. These combinations of customized screens and corresponding dwell times make up sequence instances: multiple sequence instances can be combined into a sequence list. The resulting list will sequentially display each instance on an external monitor in a continuous loop. The sequence will continue uninterrupted until an alarm or motion event overrides the cycle.

The following information should be noted when using the manual camera mapping feature:

  • Eight-channel HVRs offer only the 1x1, 2x2, and 3x3 view panel options.
  • If you select more than one screen division, each camera channel will cycle through each screen before the next panel division is presented.

Creating Monitor Sequence Instances

To add a sequence instance to the sequence list:

  1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button . The Setup dialog box opens to the Camera page.
  2. Click the Ext. Monitor button . The External Output page is displayed.
  3. In the Manual Camera Mapping Mode section, do the following:
    1. Select the Manual Camera Mapping Mode button (if it is not already selected)
    2. Select one of the screen division options.
    3. Drag cameras from the Site Tree onto each view panel until cameras have been assigned to all panels. ** NOTE - WHEN USING DX8124 OR DX8132 MODELS ONLY - INDIVIDUAL DIVISION SELECTIONS CANNOT HAVE CAMERAS MIXED BETWEEN 1-16 AND 17-24/32; MEANING YOU CANNOT ASSIGN, TO ANY ONE VIEW, CAMERAS FROM 1-16 AND 17-24/32.
    4. From the Min and Sec drop-down boxes, select the amount of time the sequence instance will remain on the monitor
    5. Click Add.
      The instance is added to the Sequence Table.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Repeat step 3 for each additional sequence instance you want to add to the sequence list.
    • If you want to apply the custom setting without saving, click Apply and skip steps 5-9.
  5. Click Save. The Save Profile dialog box opens.
  6. Select an existing profile or enter a new profile name under which to save the sequence.
  7. Click OK.
  8. In the Sequence Table, click Apply.
  9. Click Apply in the External Output Page.
     

NOTE: IP cameras are not supported on the external monitor output.