Internal Camera Settings on the 4K, P iris & Optical Zoom Camera

There are Image settings within the camera configuration. However, some customers just leave the camera and trust the default settings. Plus this camera uses an advanced P iris lens.

P iris against a DC auto iris 

For construction sites and any outdoor network camera installation, the preferred lens option is an automatically adjustable iris. This is commonly a DC-iris lens. A DC-iris lens responds only to light levels and does not take into account the impact of the iris opening on other image qualities such as depth of field.

With a DC-iris lens, the camera only knows if the iris opens or closes in response to the level of light; it doesn’t provide the camera with information about the position of the iris. Without this information, the camera is not able to effectively steer the iris opening in order to optimize image quality. This is a drawback that P-Iris is designed to overcome.

How P-Iris works
The P-Iris is both automatic and precise. Unlike a DC-iris lens, the main task of the P-Iris control is not to continuously adjust the flow of light through the lens. The primary objective of P-Iris is to improve image quality by enabling the optimal iris position to be set so that the central and best-performing part of the lens is used most of the time.

This position, is where the lens performs optimally, where many optical errors are reduced, and where image quality (with regards to contrast, resolution and depth of field) is at its best. This is the default setting with P-Iris.

 

Local & Remote Access (Camera & Router)

Your technical sales contact would of provided an excel sheet with your access details. You can access the Camera and Router locally and remotely.

Access is through a pre-set IP address in the form of a HTTP URL.

It is not mandatory to log into either. Your system will start to capture images as soon as its powered and has a mobile signal.

If you do want to log into either, just paste the URL into a web-browser.

  • To access the Router Locally: Your laptop needs to be disconnected from all other networks (wi-fi & wired) and then connected to the 3G/4G Router. Connect your laptop to it with a Ethernet patch cord.
  • To access the Router Remotely: Reverse the above. When your laptop or PC is on a WAN (wide Area Network) use the Routers remote IP address URL.
  • To access the Camera Locally: Make sure you are only connected to the Router and access the Cameras Local IP address.
  • To access the Camera Remotely: Reverse the above. When your laptop or PC is on a WAN (wide Area Network) use the Cameras remote IP address URL.

See the Menu Structure on the left for access path.

Here you can use auto focus and change the angle of the lens.

Nothing to change here really. If you have just installed the camera and are browsing its settings, you may want to drop the resolution to the lowest. This will save on SIM use, dont forget to put it back to the max and save.

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The image appearance default settings would usually be all 4 set to 50. This example was changed a little for a certain application. You can keep these as the default set options.

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Use the access path on the left to enter the SD card settings. Be really careful not to change anything here. This is ONLY to check on the cards memory state.

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If you want to learn all the Routers settings it may be best to do that after project. Unless there is a problem, you dont really need to access your router. Making a change could corrupt the entire system and logging in uses SIM data.

If you do need to access your Router, you can connect your laptop to a spare LAN port with a cat5e patch lead. The overview page below will tell you the SIM state and mobile connection.

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