How to configure the output of a Master Control DVX DVR?

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Issue

How to configure the output of a Master Control DVX DVR?

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • MasterControl
  • DVXi
  • DVXe
  • DVX500

Cause

No video being displayed on output one.

Resolution

Video Outputs and Touring

The Outputs tab allows you to designate which cameras are displayed on each output to external monitors and configure tours. The Output Assignment area of the Outputs tab lists all available outputs. For each output, select one of the following choices from its drop-down list:

  • Alarm - displays cameras capturing alarm events on the output. If multiple cameras capture alarm events simultaneously, the camera with the highest priority is displayed until the alarm is cleared. Then the camera with the next highest priority that is capturing an alarm event is displayed on the output.
  • Motion - displays cameras exhibiting motion on the output. If multiple cameras exhibit motion simultaneously, the camera with the highest priority is displayed until motion stops. Then the camera with the next highest priority that exhibits motion is displayed on the output.
  • Motion or Alarm - displays cameras exhibiting motion or capturing alarm events on the output. The priority rules are the same as for the Alarm and Motion settings.
  • Manual - does not create any automatic display of cameras on the external monitors. All control of Manual outputs is performed on the Monitor page.
  • Not Connected -indicates that no monitor is connected to this output and disables touring. It is important that you select this option if there is no monitor connected to the output. By default, one camera is assigned to each output; thus, a camera might be omitted from a tour if MasterControl thinks that the camera is assigned to an output that might not actually be connected to a monitor.

 

CONFIGURING TOURS ON EXTERNAL MONITORS

If you select any option other than Not Connected for an output on the Outputs tab, you can configure the external monitor to tour, or cycle through cameras in a preset order. Tours can be overridden manually on the Monitor page. Tours can also be stopped automatically if you have selected Alarm, Motion, or Motion or Alarm for the output on the Outputs tab, in which case the tour is replaced by alarm or motion video until the trigger or activity ceases. To configure a tour, click on the tour button next to the drop-down list for the output. In the Multi View Tour window, select the camera or multi-camera view that you want to include in the tour and click Add, and then select a Tour Interval. Each camera or multi-camera view is then displayed on the output for the amount of time entered for the Tour Interval. Click OK when finished configuring the tour. Multi-camera views are configured on the MultiOut tab on the Setup page.

SETTING OUTPUT PRIORITIES

If motion or alarm events occur on more cameras than there are external monitors to display them on, MasterControl displays video from those cameras with the highest priority. For example, if three cameras exhibit motion but only two outputs are assigned as Motion, the two cameras with the highest priority are displayed on the monitors. The Outputs tab on the Setup page allows you to set high, medium, and low priorities for every camera input. To set priorities, select one or more camera inputs and click the Low, Med, or Hi button. You can quickly select all inputs by clicking Select All, or you can deselect all inputs by clicking Select None.

 

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