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Setting Presets on PTZ Cameras

The following article provides instructions on set presets on your Pan-Tilt- Camera from the .

For information on using your PTZ controls, see the article Controlling Your 4K Ultra HD IP 25× Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera.


Presets

Presets will save a camera position for quick retrieval.

To add locations:

  1. From the display of your PTZ camera, right-click to open the Quick Menu, then click Pan/Tilt/Zoom.
  2. The PTZ controls open. Click (IMG 25) to open advanced PTZ controls, then click (IMG 24).
  3. Click the Preset tab.
  4. Enter the number of the preset you want to create under Preset.
  5. Move the camera to the desired position and click Set.

To go to a preset location:

  • Under No., select the number of the preset you want to go to, then click (IMG 20).

Tours

Tours will cycle through a set of presets.

To add tours:

  1. From the Live View display of your PTZ camera, right-click to open the Quick Menu, then click Pan/Tilt/Zoom.
  2. The PTZ controls open. Click (IMG 25) to open advanced PTZ controls, then click (IMG 24).
  3. Click the Tour tab.
  4. Under Patrol No., enter the number of the tour you want to create.
  5. Under Preset, select a preset you want to add to the tour.
  6. Click Add Preset.
  7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 to add additional presets to the tour.

To run a tour:

  • Under No., select the number of the tour you want to go to, then click (IMG 21).

Patterns

Patterns automatically move the camera according to manually-entered movements.

To add patterns:

  1. From the Live View display of your PTZ camera, right-click to open the Quick Menu, then click Pan/Tilt/Zoom.
  2. The PTZ controls open. Click (IMG 25) to open advanced PTZ controls, then click (IMG 24).
  3. Click the Pattern tab.
  4. Under Pattern, enter the number of the pattern you want to create.
  5. Move the camera to the desired starting position, then click Start.
  6. Using the on-screen controls, move the camera in any pattern you wish. When finished, click End.

To run a pattern:

  • Under No., select the number of the pattern you want to go to, then click (IMG 22).

AutoScan

An autoscan automatically cycles between a left and right point.

To autoscan:

  1. From the Live View display of your PTZ camera, right-click to open the Quick Menu, then click Pan/Tilt/Zoom.
  2. The PTZ controls open. Click (IMG 25) to open advanced PTZ controls, then click (IMG 24).
  3. Click the Border tab.
  4. Move the camera into the desired left position and click Left.
  5. Move the camera into the desired right position and click Right.

To run autoscan:

  • Click (IMG 23).

For more information on configuring your PTZ camera, see the following articles:

Controlling Your 4K Ultra HD IP 25× Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera

The following article provides instructions on how to control your 4K Ultra HD IP 25× Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera from the NVR.


Controlling Your PTZ Camera

  1. In Live View, double-click the channel that has the PTZ camera connected to open in fullscreen.
  2. Right-click and click Pan/Tilt/Zoom. Enter the system user name and password if prompted. The PTZ menu opens.
  3. Use the on-screen controls to control the camera.

PTZ Controls

(IMG 17)

  1. Zoom-to-Area: Click, then click-and-drag to draw a box on the camera image. The PTZ camera will zoom in to the selected area.
  2. Navigation Controls: Click the directional arrows to move the PTZ camera manually.
  3. Mouse Tracking: Click to enable/disable mouse tracking. When enabled, click-and-drag in the direction you would like the PTZ camera to move. The camera will follow the path of the mouse cursor.
  4. PTZ :
    • Speed: Enter a PTZ speed between 1 (slowest) and 8 (fastest).
    • Zoom: Optical zoom level. Click + to zoom in, and  to zoom out.
    • Focus: Manually control focus level. Click + to focus on objects further from the camera, or  to focus on objects closer to the camera.
    • Iris: Controls the amount of light coming through the lens. Click + to allow more light, or  for less.
  5. Advanced: Expand to show advanced options.

Advanced PTZ Controls

Advanced PTZ controls can be used to save camera positions and cycle through various positions, and automate camera actions.

To open advanced PTZ controls:

  • Click the arrow in the PTZ control window to open advanced controls.

(IMG 19)

Advanced PTZ controls overview:

(IMG 18)

  1. No.: Enter the ID number for a preset, tour, or pattern you want to activate.
  2. Preset: Move the camera to the preset number specified in the No. field. For instructions on setting up preset locations, see the article Setting Presets on Your Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera.
  3. AutoPan: Set the camera to rotate 180° back and forth.
  4. Tour: Perform the tour number specified in the No. field. For instructions on creating a tour, see the article Setting Presets on Your Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera.
  5. Flip: Rotate the camera 180° from its current position.
  6. Reset: Move the camera to the home position.
  7. Pattern: Perform the pattern number specified in the No. field. For instructions on creating a pattern, see the article Setting Presets on Your Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera.
  8. : Click to open the configuration menu, where you can configure presets, tours, patterns and autoscans.
  9. AutoScan: Move the camera between a predetermined left and right point. For instructions on creating an autoscan, see the article Setting Presets on Your Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera.
  10. : Click to open the camera’s OSD menu. This may not be supported on all camera models.
  11. Auxiliary Settings: Not supported.

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