How to add an analog camera to the DX4700 / DX4800 recorder.

Issue

Adding an additional analog camera to the recorder.

Product Line

Pelco Cameras, Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • DX4700 / DX4800
  • Analog camera

Cause

New camera.

Resolution

The DX4700 / DX4800 supports 8 to 16 looping BNC analog inputs and camera video up to 720TVL 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms.

  1. Connect the analog video cable to an available video input on the DVR (3).


     
  2. Once connected, access the DX47/48 setup by using a connected USB mouse, the Remote Control or using Front Panel buttons.

    DX4700 / DX4800 Interface and Toolbar

    DX4700 / DX4800 Remote Control

     
  3. First login using the 'admin' account by clicking the person icon on the toolbar or pressing the 'Login" button on the front panel.
     
  4. Click the gear icon to access Setup menu.
     
  5. Click the Camera menu, then click the Camera submenu.  Verify the new camera channel is enabled by verifying Disable = OFF



     
  6. Make sure to configure a recording schedule using Setup > Schedule menu.

    Refer to How to setup a recording schedule on a DX4700/DX4800/DX4700HD/DX4800HD HVR
     
  7. If the camera has PTZ functionality, configure PTZ control.

    Refer to How to configure a DX4700/DX4800(HD) HVR for PTZ control
     
  8. Verify the DVR is correctly configured for NTSC or PAL depending on region installed.  Setup > System > Properties > Video Format
     
  9. Exit the Setup menu by click the X in upper right using the mouse or the ESC button.
     
  10. Verify video is displaying on the main monitor.  You can adjust the layout by selecting the MAIN button on the toolbar.