How to adjust the Name, Resolution, Frame Rate, or Quality of an IP Camera connected to the Digital Sentry system?


How to change the IP camera recording parameters on a Digital Sentry system?

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • DSSRV(2)
  • DigitalSentry
  • DS


Change the IP camera recording parameters.


Configure DS Resolution Frame rate or Quality using DS Admin:

  1. Open DS Admin and navigate to the VAU folder.
  2. Open the VAU System.
  3. Open the Cameras folder.
  4. Select the camera that will be configured.
  5. Select Edit IP Camera Settings in the General tab.

  6. Change Camera Name, Image Rate, Resolution, and Quality here.


Configure or change settings to a large number of cameras using DS Quick Setup

  1. Run DS Quick Setup (Start > All Programs > Pelco > DS Quick Setup)

  2. Click Next
  3. Click Yes on the UAC prompt.

  4. Select Add/Remove IP Cameras - Keep Existing Configuration

  5. Click Next
  6. Select the recording mode desired.

  7. Click Next.
  8. The utility will now scan and detect any new as well as existing IP cameras.
  9. Select a camera which is enabled for recording, use the tabs at the bottom of the utility to adjust the following features:

    • Adjusting the camera Name.
      Under "Name", locate the camera whos name needs to be adjust or change and double click on the cameras name.
      You now can type the new name for the selected camera.
    • Quality
      • Compression:
      • Resolution:
      • Framerate:
      • Quality:

    •  PTZ

    • Authentication

    • Recording

    • Motion

  10. When finished editing a cameras settings, click on another camera and adjust.  You do not need to click Next until all cameras required have been adjusted.
  11. Click Next after all cameras have been adjusted.
  12. Verify configuration.

  13. Click Next

  14. Configuration Completed Successfully!

  15. Click Next
  16. Click Finish to complete the configuration.

  17. Verify video in DS ControlPoint to confirm changes are successfull.

    Note: Cameras will come up one at a time and can take several minutes to display.