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Set up the QNAP VioStor NVR to record and monitor fisheye network cameras

Applied Models:

  • VS-12140U-RP Pro+
  • VS-12148U-RP Pro+
  • VS-12156U-RP Pro+
  • VS-12164U-RP Pro+
  • VS-12140U-RP Pro
  • VS-12148U-RP Pro
  • VS-12156U-RP Pro
  • VS-12164U-RP Pro
  • VS-2004 Pro
  • VS-2008 Pro
  • VS-2012 Pro
  • VS-4008 Pro
  • VS-4008U-RP Pro
  • VS-4108U-RP Pro+
  • VS-4012 Pro
  • VS-4012U-RP Pro
  • VS-4112U-RP Pro+
  • VS-4016 Pro
  • VS-4016U-RP Pro
  • VS-4116U-RP Pro+
  • VS-4108 Pro+
  • VS-4112 Pro+
  • VS-4116 Pro+
  • VS-6012 Pro
  • VS-6016 Pro
  • VS-6020 Pro
  • VS-6112 Pro+
  • VS-6116 Pro+
  • VS-6120 Pro+
  • VS-8124 Pro+
  • VS-8124U-RP Pro
  • VS-8124U-RP Pro+
  • VS-8132 Pro+
  • VS-8132U-RP Pro
  • VS-8132U-RP Pro+
  • VS-8140 Pro+
  • VS-8140U-RP Pro
  • VS-8140U-RP Pro+
  • VS-8148 Pro+
  • VS-8148U-RP Pro
  • VS-8148U-RP Pro+

Applied firmware:

  • QVR 5.0.3 or above

Answer:

QNAP's VioStor network video recorder (NVR) series is among the first Linux-embedded standalone device provider to support fisheye cameras. Users can also view a complete scene unfold without obstruction while simultaneously displaying multiple independent dewarped views using fisheye cameras.

This article will guide you to configure the VioStor NVR to record videos from fisheye cameras and to dewarp fisheye images for live monitoring.

Applicable camera models:

  • AXIS M3007 (Please select AXIS M3007-dewarp model in our camera model list)
  • Dynacolor NA083
  • Oncam Grandeye EVO-05NMD
  • VIVOTEK FE 8172/8172/8174 (camera firmware version should be v0100h or above)

 

Prerequisites:

  • The firmware version of the VioStor NVR must be QVR 5.0 or above. You can download the latest firmware from here.
  • The fisheye camera must be mounted in a proper position.

 

A. Set up the VioStor NVR

Follow the below steps to configure the VioStor NVR.

  1. Run the "QNAP Finder" on a Windows PC to find the NVR. Double click the NVR name to connect to the login page via web browser.
  2. Login to the NVR as "admin".
  3. To enter the surveillance settings page, click.
  4. Go to “Camera Settings” > "Camera Configuration". Click orselect a channel for the camera and click to add a camera.
  5. Click “Next” to use auto search to find the fisheye camera.

    When it is found, choose the camera and click “OK”.

    Enter the camera’s IP address, username and password.

    Or manually add the camera brand and model.
  6. Specify the video and schedule settings.

    Please note: To use the dewarping function, please select a resolution that includes (fisheye).
  7. Click "Apply".
  8. Now return to the live view window of the VioStor NVR. You can now view the live image of the fisheye camera.
     
    Fisheye view without dewarping.
B. Configure the live view settings

  1. Move the mouse cursor over a camera channel and the supported function buttons (Interactive Control Buttons) of the camera will show up for quick access.
  2. Click “Camera information” in the Interactive Control Buttons and select “Properties” from the list.

     

    Icon Description
    Camera information:
    1. Properties: Configure other monitoring options.
    2. Locate in E-map: Highlight camera icon on E-map.
    3. Visit the camera homepage.

     

    Select "Fixed resolution" under "Video Resolution".

    Choose the video stream you want to see in the live view.
C. Dewarp fisheye images of the fisheye camera in live view

 

Icon Description
Dewarp fisheye images:
For specific fisheye cameras and camera models with panomorph lenses, you can toggle the dewarping function. After enabling this function, you can then select the mount type and dewarping mode.

 

  1. To dewarp the fisheye images of the fisheye camera, click “Dewarp fisheye images” in the Interactive Control Buttons to enable fisheye dewarping function.
  2. Click “Dewarp fisheye images” in the Interactive Control Buttons to select the "Mount type" ( Wall, Ceiling, or Floor) according to your setup environment and specify the "Dewarping mode".

    • Example 1. Select "Ceiling" for the mount type.
    • Note: For Ceiling and Floor Mount type, FullView will display 360 degrees of viewing angle.

    • Example 2. Select “Rectangle” for the dewarping mode.
D. Dewarp fisheye images of the fisheye camera in playback
  1. Click to enter the playback page.
  2. To dewarp the fisheye images of the fisheye camera, click “Dewarp fisheye images” in the Interactive Control Buttons to enable fisheye dewarping function.
  3. Click “Dewarp fisheye images” in the Interactive Control Buttons and select the "Mount type" (Wall, Ceiling, or Floor) according to your setup environment and specify the "Dewarping mode".
2015/05/18
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