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[Tutorial] Set up the QNAP VioStor NVR to record and monitor the network cameras with Panomorph lenses

Panomorph lenses can be adapted to compatible cameras to have 360 degree coverage with enhanced resolutions and adjusted pixel density in predefined zones of interest. With the lenses and the integrated client software, users can watch a complete scene unfold without obstruction while simultaneously displaying multiple independent dewarped views using fisheye cameras.

This will guide you to configure the VioStor NVR to record videos from the camera with panomorph lenses and to dewarp 360-degree panoramic images for live monitoring and playback.

Prerequisites:

  • VioStor NVR running QVR 5.1.0 or a higher version
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7/ 8
  • Web Browser: Google Chrome 43.0.2357.130 m (Windows PC), Microsoft Internet Explorer 10/11 (Windows PC, desktop mode, 32-bit), Mozilla Firefox 39.0 (Windows PC)

Note: The feature is not supported on local display and QVR Client for Mac.

Applicable cameras:

Arecont Vision AV5245DN-01-A
AXIS M3007
Brickcom CB-500Ap-360P, MD-300AP-360P, MD-300NP-360P, MD-500AP-360P
LINKSYS LCAM0336OD
SONY SNC-HM662

Compatible camera models with panamorph lenses, including

AXIS 223M, P1347, Q1602, Q1604
Basler BIP2-2500c-dn
LG LW332/335
Panasonic i-Pro WV-NP1000/ 1004, WV-NP244, WV-SP304, WV-SP508E (resolution: 2048*1536)
Samsung SNB-7000, SND-7080, SNV-7080R
StarDot SDH130VN
VIVOTEK IP8151

A. Set up the VioStor NVR

Follow the steps below to configure the VioStor NVR.

  1. Run the "QNAP Qfinder" on a Windows PC to find the NVR. Double click the NVR name to connect to the login page by a web browser.
  2. Go to the QVR desktop as an administrator and click to enter the surveillance settings page.
  3. Go to “Camera Settings” > "Camera Configuration". Click or select a channel for the camera and click to add a camera.
  4. Click “Next” to auto search for the camera.

    When it is found, select the camera and click “OK”.
    Enter the IP address, username and password of the camera.
    Or manually add the camera.

    Click “Next” for video settings.
  5. Configure the video settings.
    For compatible camera models with panamorph lenses, please enable panomorph support.

    Click “Next” for schedule settings.
  6. Click and drag on the schedule table to enable scheduled recording for that period of time. Click and drag on the schedule table to disable schedule recording for that period of time.
  7. Click “Next” to confirm the settings.
  8. Now return to the VioStor NVR’s live view. You can now view the live image of the camera.
    Panoramic view without dewarping

B. Configure live view settings

  1. Move the mouse cursor over a camera channel, 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 the camera icon on the E-map.
    3. Connect to camera homepage.
    Select "Fixed resolution" under "Video Resolution".

    Because the limitations of the ImmerVision SDK, the dewarping function is only available when the resolution of the video stream is higher than 640x480 on the monitoring page. Please choose a video stream where the resolution is higher than 640x480.

C. Dewarp 360-degree panoramic images of the camera in live view

  1. To dewarp the panoramic images of the camera, click “Dewarp fisheye images” in the Interactive Control Buttons to enable the fisheye dewarping function.
    Icon Description
    Camera information:
    For specific fisheye cameras and specific camera models with panomorph lens, you can enable/disable the dewarping function. After enabling the function, you can then select the mount type and dewarping mode.
  2. Click “Dewarp fisheye images” in the Interactive Control Buttons and set the "Mount type" to Wall, Ceiling, or Ground according to your setup. Then specify the "Dewarping mode".
    • Example 1. Select "Ceiling" for the mount type.

      Note: For Ceiling and Ground Mount type, FullView will display 360 degrees of viewing angle.
    • Example 2. Select “PTZ mode” for the dewarping mode.

D. Dewarp 360-degree panoramic images of the camera in playback

  1. Click to enter the playback page.
  2. To dewarp fisheye images of the camera, click “Dewarp fisheye images” in the Interactive Control Buttons to enable the fisheye dewarping function.
  3. Click “Dewarp fisheye images” in the Interactive Control Buttons and set the "Mount type" to Wall, Ceiling, or Ground according to your setup. Then specify the "Dewarping mode".
2015/08/27
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