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Basic operation for Mac CCTV Video Software (Beta)

The operation of Mac CCTV video software is similar as windows CMS5. Some of the function may be not available with Mac version. You can watch the live video, playback and download the recording files on the camera, or configure the camera to improve the light condition. As VMS doesn’t support P2P cloud connection, if you want to access the camera remotely with Mac OS, you will have to manual port forwarding the TCP port (34567) on your router.

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How to view bird camera with Safari browser in Mac

How to watch bird camera with Safari with Mac OS

The simplest way to watch bird camera on Mac OS is the Safari browser. You will need to find the IP address of the camera before you can login. However, it has very limited function with Safari browser.

1. Input the IP address with http in the browser. e.g. http://192.168.1.10

2. Fill in the username and password of the camera.

3. The default username is admin, The password is empty if you didn’t set a new one.

4. Click “Login”

5. Click the main stream icon on the top left screen to watch the live video.

NOTE: The video will be sent to the Safari with RTSP which require quicktime player available in the Mac OS.

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How to upload the latest firwmare to the camera

You can upload the latest firmware to your camera to have new feature. Please DON’T dis-connect the camera’s power before the upload process complete. Otherwise, the camera will fail to boot up.

1. In the home panel, select Batch upgrade

2. Click Browse to choose new firmware

NOTE: The files format is *.bin

3. Tick the check box to select the camera you want to upload

NOTE: Different camera requires different firmware.

4. Click Upgrade to upload the file.

IMPORTANT: Do not dis-connect the power or close the software before the upgrade is completed.

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How to upload the latest firmware to the camera

You can upload the latest firmware to your camera to have new feature. Please DON’T dis-connect the camera’s power before the upload process complete. Otherwise, the camera will fail to boot up.

1. In the home panel, select Batch upgrade

2. Click Browse to choose new firmware

3. NOTE: The files format is *.bin

4. Tick the check box to select the camera you want to upload

5. NOTE: Different camera requires different firmware.

6. Click Upgrade to upload the file.

IMPORTANT: Do not dis-connect the power or close the software before the upgrade is completed.

 

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How to watch bird camera with Safari with Mac OS

How to watch bird camera with Safari with Mac OS

The simplest way to watch bird camera on Mac OS is the Safari browser. You will need to find the IP address of the camera before you can login. However, it has very limited function with Safari browser.

1. Input the IP address with http in the browser. e.g. http://192.168.1.10

2. Fill in the username and password of the camera.

3. The default username is admin, The password is empty if you didn’t set a new one.

4. Click “Login”

5. Click the main stream icon on the top left screen to watch the live video.

NOTE: The video will be sent to the Safari with RTSP which require quicktime player available in the Mac OS.

 

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How to install CCTV video software in Mac OS (Beta)

Currently we have release beta Mac OS software, you may test the software with your bird camera. We don’t guarantee the software will work perfectly with your Mac OS. With following instruction, you will download and install the software manually. It is not available in the Mac Store.

1. Download the software to your Mac with below link.

https://goo.gl/WYVnDb

2. Drag the VMS icon into your application folder

3. Got the application interface

4. Double click the VMS icon in the application. A new interface pops up.

NOTE: Drag the VMS icon to the desktop can create a shortcut for future access.

5. Fill in the username and password. The default username and password both are “admin”.

NOTE: This is the account information for the VMS software, not the camera.

6. Click OK to login.

7. Choose the Device Manager in the main console.

8. Select the IP camera from left side.

NOTE: The software can discover the ip camera automatically after it is connected to your network successfully.

9. Click Add to connect the camera.

10. Return main console, Choose Monitor.

11. Click the camera on the device list to watch the live.

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How to manual add the camera to Mac Software

If you would like to access the camera remotely with Mac OS, you may need forwarding  TCP port (34567) in your router and manual add the camera to the Mac OS. The VMS software can discover the camera automatically in the local network.

1. Choose Device manager in the main console.

2. Click Manual add on the button right screen. A new interface pop up

3. Input the IP address or domain of your camera

4. Input the port which is 34567 in default

NOTE: TCP port has been forwarded in your router for remotely accessing.

5. Input the camera’s password if you have create new

6. Click OK to save.

7. Return to monitor to watch the live video.

 

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How to set motion detection recording to PC hard drive

This article covers the basic instruction to record bird camera to your PC hard drive with motion detection. The bird camera will send a message to the PC software once the motion is picked up from the sense. Then the PC software will start recording the video to your hard drive. You will need to install our free PC software and connect your bird camera before you can record the video.

1. Click ‘Device Config’ in the ‘Home page.

2. Click the ‘Video Detect’ In the ‘Device Config’ page.

3. Check the ‘Enable’ to turn on the motion detection in your wildlife camera. Click ‘OK’ to save.

NOTE: Click the ‘Setting’ next to ‘region’, you can configure the detection area. The blue block is selected area

4.Return to ‘Home page, Click the ‘Record plan’

5. Double click the name to select the camera you would like to record.

6.Click ‘Disk set’ to choose the hard drive disk and click ‘OK’ to save.

7.Click ‘Time Set’ to configure the recording plan. Choose ‘Record Channel’, Click configure icon ,a new screen will pop up.

8.Configure the time frame such as 0.00.00 to 23.59.59, Check the ‘Motion’, the camera will only record with motion. Click ‘OK’ to save.

NOTE: Check the ‘Normal’, the camera can record the video continuously.

9. Click Start icon ,on the top right to turn on recording plan.

10. Return ‘Home page, click ‘playback’ to view the recording files.

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How to improve the brightness of the birdhouse camera

Your picture quality depends on the light condition in the scene. The camera works similar as human eyes. If it is too dark, we barely see nothing. There are two ways to improve the colour images from your camera. Perspex Window and software improvement. You can take both paths to get the best colour image. We will discuss the software improvement in this section.

1. In the live viewing, right click the camera name.

2. Select “Config”

3. Choose Camera Param

4. Click the option next to “Slow shutter” and select Strong

5. Change the value of the AE Reference to smaller value.

NOTE: You may not see the brightness change if there is sufficient in the scene. There is threshold for setting. The setting only go in effect when the lighting is low than the threshold.

6. Turn on Wide dynamic if contrast is serious.

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