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System Installation

Basic System Requirements

To ensure proper system performance, Microseven requires Microsoft Windows 7 or above and an Intel Core i3 or a faster multi-core processor.

Software and Firmware Upgrade

Obtaining the Latest Software and Firmware

Microseven enhances features and functionality through regular firmware and software updates. To take advantage of the newest enhancements, it is important to upgrade your camera(s) with the latest firmware and software available. This section presents the steps for downloading setup files onto your local system. The setup files contain installers that will upgrade your system with the latest camera software.

1. Go to Microseven’s download site located at https://www.microseven.com/myaccount/download.html

2. Locate the “Software Downloads” section.

3. Click the ‘Download Now’ button. This will automatically download a file with the .exe extension (Windows) or .dmg extension (Mac) into your local Download folder.

Software download
Software download section.

Note: Clicking the hyperlink text will open a “What’s New” web page containing change log information for all revisions.

4. Locate the “Firmware Downloads” section on Microseven’s download site.

5. Determine the device type associated with your camera model as shown in the following table.

Resolution Firmware Name Camera Model
5MP (2592x1944) MYM75MP-HX-PTZV20X M7D5MP-PTZV20X-POESAA
5MP (2592X1944) MYM75MP-HX M7B5MP-SWSAA; M7D5MP-POESAA
5MP (2592X1944) MYM75MP-HX-VB M7B5MP-WPSAA; M7B5MP-WSAA; M7B5MP-PSAA
5MP (2592X1944) MYM75MP-HX-NS-VB M7B5MP-POESA; M7D5MP-POESA
5MP (2592X1944) MYM75MP [old version hardware, discontiuned]

M7B5MP-POE; M7D5MP-POE

1080P MYM71080i-A-PTZ20X M7D77-PTZV20X-WPSAA
1080P MYM71080i-A-PTZ20XS M7D77-PTZV20XS-WPSAA
1080P MYM71080i-A-WDR M7B77-WDRSWSAA; M7B77-WDRPOESAA
1080P MYM71080i-A-MIC M7B77-SWSAA; M7B77-POEAA; M7B77-SWSA
1080P MYM71080i-A M7B77-WPS (v2); M7B77-WPSV (v2); M7B77-WPSV1 (v2);

M7B77-POE

1080P MYM71080i-B M7D77-POE; M7D77-UAKRON
1080P MYM71080i [old version hardware]

M7B77-WPS (v1); M7B77-WPSV (v1); M7B77-WPSV1 (v1)

1080P MYM71080i-INDOOR M7D77-PTZ3X-CR
960P MYM7i M7B15; M7D12; M7B37-W; M7B37-WE; M7B57-WPS;

M7B77-WPSE; M7B77-SWS; M7B57-WPSE;

M7B15POE-HOME

960P MYM7 [old version hardware]

M7B15; M7D12; M7B57-WPS

8CH makemake_xi-MicroSeven-2.0b1 M7NVR-4K08CHPOE; M7NVR-4K08CH
16CH makemake_xi-MicroSeven-2.0b1 M7NVR-4K16CH

6. Click the ‘Download’ button next to the camera’s appropriate device type.

Download

It will take you to the next page. You need to enter the email address where the firmware download link sent will send.

Enter email address.
Enter the email address.

Then you select the updated firmware you want to download that matches your camera.

Select the firmware which matches your camera
Select the firmware which matches your camera.

The website will automatically send a download link to your email. Go to your email and find the link. Click the link, and it will download a setup file with a .pkg extension into your local Download folder.

Important: Installing an incompatible version of firmware may render your camera inoperable. If you have any questions regarding the firmware version or your camera’s device type, please contact Microseven support at support[at]microseven.com prior to installing the firmware.

Installing or Upgrading Microseven Software

This section describes how to install or upgrade Microseven camera software including the Cam Locator and Microseven Camera Management System (M7CMS) onto your local system. The Cam Locator is used to establish initial camera settings and M7CMS is used to configure advanced camera options and features.

Microseven software is installed or upgraded in two basic steps. The first step involves running a setup file (*.exe or *.dmg) that unpacks a software installation program (Setup Wizard) onto your local system (see Section 1.2.1 for instructions on downloading the setup file onto your local system). The second step includes running an installation wizard that installs the Cam Locator and M7CMS onto your local system.

To install or upgrade Microseven software, perform the following steps:

1. Go to the download folder on your local system and locate the setup file (*.exe file (Windows) or *.dmg file (Mac)). Double-click the setup file to open the Setup Wizard.

Cmsinstall1.jpg

2. Click the ‘Next’ button to continue.

Cmsinstall2.jpg

3. Accept the default location or choose another location for the installation of Microseven software. Click ‘Next’ to continue.

Cmsinstall3.jpg

4. Accept the default location or choose another location for the storage of record and snapshot files. Click ‘Next’ to continue.

Cmsinstall4.jpg

5. By default, both software components are selected. Click ‘Next’ to continue.

Cmsinstall5.jpg

6. Choose the display resolution. Click ‘Next’ to continue.

Cmsinstall6.jpg

7. Select the default location or specify a different location for the Start Menu folder. Click ‘Next’.

Cmsinstall7.jpg

8. Setup installs a Cam Locator icon and M7CMS launch icon on your desktop by default. Uncheck any icon you don’t want installed on your desktop. Click ‘Next’ to continue.

Cam Locator icon.
Cam Locator icon.
M7CMS launch icon.
M7CMS launch icon.
Cmsinstall8.jpg

9. Click ‘Install’ to continue with the installation. Once the installation has completed, click ‘Finish’ to exit Setup and launch the Microseven Cam Locator.

Upgrading the Camera Firmware Using Cam Locator or Web dashboard

Upgrading the Camera Firmware Using Cam Locator

This section describes how to upgrade the Microseven camera firmware using the setup file downloaded onto your local system (see Section 1.2.1).

1. Power on the camera using the provided power supply and connect an Ethernet cable between the camera and your router. Wait at least 60 seconds before beginning the set up to allow full enablement of the hardware and network recognition.

2. Click the Cam Locator desktop icon to open the Microseven Cam Locator window.

Cam Locator.
Cam Locator.
Cam Locator Window.
Cam Locator Window.

3. Select the camera you wish to configure and click the ‘Network Setup’ button to open the Camera Setup window.

Browse
Browse

4. On the Camera Setup window, click ‘Browse’ to open a browse menu and select the appropriate “*.pkg” file.

5. Click ‘Open’ to transfer the “*.pkg” file name to the “Firmware” field of the Camera Setup dialog window.

Pick a updated firmware.
Pick a updated firmware.

6. Click the ‘Upgrade’ button on the Camera Setup dialog.

Upgrade the firmware.
Upgrade the firmware.

7. After the firmware is successfully upgraded, a confirmation window appears.

8. Click ‘OK’ to close the window.

Upgrading the Camera Firmware Using Web Dashboard

1 Click the Cam Locator desktop icon

Cam Locator
Cam Locator

to open the Microseven Cam Locator window.

2. Select the camera you wish to configure and double click on the camera. Or you select the camera, and click 'Open'.

access the web-based setup page of the camera
Using web dashboard to upgrade the firmware.

3. Open the web dashboard. The default login name and password to the page is:

Username: admin

Password: password

All Microseven cameras have a built-in web dashboard that allows you to customize settings and set up advanced properties.

Login
Login

4. You landed on the web dashboard page, and you click on 'Camera Setup'.

Home page
Home page

5. The camera web dashboard with all the camera properties and configuration shows below.

Properties
Properties

6. Click 'SYSTEM', then go 'Choose File' to open a browse window and select the appropriate "*.pkg" file.

SYSTEM -> Choose File
SYSTEM -> Choose File

7. Click 'Open' to transfer the "*.pkg" file name to the 'Firmware Upgrade' page under the 'SYSTEM' menu.

Pick up a updated firmware.
Pick up a updated firmware.

8. Click the 'UPGRADE' button to start upgrading the latest firmware to the camera.

Click UPGRADE
Click UPGRADE button.

9. Proceeding the upgrade ...

Start upgrading....
Start upgrading....

10. The updating will take about 60 seconds to complete. The page will refresh automatically, and you can find the latest version firmware updated.

Initial Camera Setup

Use the Cam Locator

The Microseven Cam Locator searches the local network for cameras and devices supporting multicast traffic.

1. Make sure the camera(s) are powered up and connected to the local network with a standard Cat5e Ethernet cable between the camera and your router. Allow one minute (60 seconds) before beginning the setup process in order to fully enable the camera's hardware and allow it to be recognized by your network.

2. Click the Cam Locator desktop icon

Cam Locator icon.
Cam Locator icon.

to open the Microseven Cam Locator. Highlight the desired camera from the list and click the ‘Network Setup’ button to bring up the Camera Setup window.

Cam Locator main screen.
Cam Locator main screen.

Note: If a network camera does not appear in the Cam Locator, confirm the camera's power adapter and Ethernet cable are properly connected. Click the ‘Search’ button again to find your camera.

Camera Setup
Camera Setup

The following table contains instructions on establishing initial camera settings including Login Info, Network Settings, HTTP Port, Firmware Upgrade, Test Video, and Setup WiFi settings found on the “Camera Setup” menu.

Section Description
Login Info
Username,Password The Login Info section at the top of the Camera Setup window displays Username and Password fields. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password”.
Network Settings
Enable DHCP

IP address

Subnet Mask

Gateway

Enable Dynamic DNS

Preferred DNS

Alternate DNS

MAC

Network settings will use either a dynamic or static IP addressing protocol.

Dynamic IP address (default): DHCP-enabled routers dynamically assign an IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway camera parameters. By default, the DHCP server typically accommodates dynamic DNS operations. If needed, the Preferred DNS and Alternate DNS information can usually be found within the router's setup pages or within the modem's configuration established by your ISP.

  1. Ensure the ‘Enable DHCP’ checkbox is checked (graying out the IP address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway fields).
  2. Make sure the ‘Enable Dynamic DNS’ checkbox is checked (graying out the Preferred DNS and Alternate DNS fields).
  3. Click ‘Apply’ to save the settings, then allow 60 seconds for the camera to restart.
  4. To confirm the changes were accepted, go back to the Cam Locator's main page, click ‘Search’ and review the displayed settings

Static IP address: For implementations using a static IP protocol:

  1. Uncheck the ‘Enable DHCP’ checkbox and manually enter the preconfigured IP address (mapped to the camera’s MAC address), Subnet Mask, and Gateway parameters.
  2. Uncheck the ‘Enable Dynamic DNS’ checkbox and enter the Preferred DNS and Alternate DNS address (e.g. 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4).
  3. Click ‘Apply’ to save the settings, then allow 60 seconds for the camera to restart.
  4. To confirm the changes were accepted, go back to the Cam Locator's main page, click ‘Search’, nd review the displayed settings

The MAC address is displayed for informational purposes and is not editable from the Network Settings menu.

HTTP Port The HTTP port is set to 80 by default. You may customize the HTTP port to equal a standalone number or a number within the range of 0 to 49151 (0~49151). Click ‘Apply’ to save the settings, then allow 60 seconds for the camera to restart. To confirm the changes were accepted, go back to the Cam Locator's main page, click ‘Search’ and review the displayed settings.
Firmware Upgrade See Section 1.2.3 for instructions on upgrading the camera firmware.
Test Video The Test Video function provides a quick way to check if the camera’s network settings were successfully established for video display. With a successful network configuration, a web browser displays the camera’s live video after clicking the ‘Test Video’ button found on the bottom of the Camera Setup window.

Troubleshooting tip: If the video test fails with the error message “Fail to connect to camera. Check network and firewall settings”, check your Antivirus software settings and add the camera IP address to a list of exceptions where the antivirus software overlooks the IP camera(s) during virus scanning and protection operations.

Setup WiFi Click the ‘Setup WiFi’ button found at the bottom of the Camera Setup window to bring up a Wireless Settings window.
Setup WiFi
Setup WiFi

Initially, the Wireless Settings window displays a single item, the ‘Enable wireless’ checkbox. Check the ‘Enable wireless’ box to display SSID, Network type, Security type, Encrypt type, and Password fields and a ‘Test wireless settings’ button on the window.

Click the ‘Search’ button next to the SSID field to bring up a Wireless Device window.
Wireless Settings
Wireless Settings
Click the ‘Search’ button next to the SSID field to see a list of available devices broadcasting their SSID. Select the device of your choice and click ‘Add’.
Wireless Device
On the Wireless Settings window, the SSID, Network type, Security type, and Encrypt type fields should now be populated from the router’s information. Enter your Wi-Fi password into the Password field. Click ‘Test’ to test whether a Wi-Fi connection was successfully established. Click ‘Apply’ to save all settings.
Test WiFi and Click "Apply" to save the settings.
Test WiFi and Click "Apply" to save the settings.
Test your camera’s WiFi network connection by disconnecting the Ethernet cable. Wait for about 60 seconds, use the Cam Locator to find the camera with a WiFi connection.

Use Web Dashboard

LIVE VIEW

CAMERA

Network Settings
Wireless Settings
Email Settings
FTP Settings
Audio Settings
DDNS Settings

VIDEO

Video Setup
Display Setup
Infrared IR-Cut Setup

MOTION RECORD

Motion Detection Record

CAPTURE & SNAPSHOT

Auto Capture

CONTINUOUS RECORD

Schedule Continuous Record
Continuous Record Options

USER

User Accounts

SYSTEM

Firmware Upgrade
Storage
Set Auto Reboot
System Log

SIGN OUT

Camera Management and Operations

Using the Microseven Camera Management Software (M7CMS)

The M7CMS Interface

The M7CMS interface provides numerous tools for configuring, managing, and administering your Microseven camera system.

The interface is divided into a main viewer section in which live video is displayed and expandable/collapsible side panels. In the basic viewing mode, the “Online Cameras” side panel is displayed. In View Playback mode, the “Set Camera” and “Set Playback Date and Time” panels are displayed.

Note: The PTZ Control feature is not available with the current M7CMS version.

CMS
CMS

Monitoring control

Camera monitoring functionality that is available on the ‘Online Cameras’ side panel is presented in the following table.

Button Description
Motion detection alerts is on/off
Microphone input is on/off
Camera is connected/disconnected
Audio is off /on
Record is off /on
Snapshot button (hover to display snapshot save path
Hard drive free space (hovering displays remaining hard drive space)
I/O trigger alerts (not applicable to M7 series)

View Bar (View Mode, View Option and View Playback Controls)

The bottom portion of the M7CMS window contains clickable icons with the following viewing functionality:

  • View mode: Click the icon to choose a display configuration from a single pane up to a maximum of 16 panes
  • View option: Click to toggle between a full window display and a normal window display
  • View playback:  Click icon to open access to recorded and saved videos (see Section 3.3 for video playback instructions)

System Configuration

The Configuration button located on the bottom of the M7CMS window provides access to the System Configuration menu when clicked.


The System Configuration menu provides the ability to:

  • Set User ID and Password
  • Establish User ID/Password persistence
  • Set the startup screen mode
  • Manage program exit validation requirements
  • Establish M7CMS startup parameters
  • Set record file lengths

Add/Remove Camera, Camera Groups

Adding new camera groups, deleting camera groups, adding cameras into camera groups, and deleting cameras from a camera group is accomplished from the ‘Add Camera’ button located on the bottom of the M7CMS window.

To add a camera group, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the ‘Add Camera’ button found on the bottom of the M7CMS window.
  2. The Microseven Camera popup menu is displayed.
  3. Click the ‘Add Group’ radio button.
  4. Click ‘OK’.
  5. A new window with a ‘Camera Group List’ tab is displayed.
  6. Type a name in the ‘Group Name’ field.
  7. Click ‘Add’.
  8. The new camera group will now be displayed in the ‘Name’ list.
  9. Click ‘OK’ to save the changes and click ‘Close’ to close the window.

To remove a camera group, perform the following steps:

1.      Click the M7CMS ‘Add Camera’ button to display the Microseven Camera popup menu.

2.      Click the ‘Add Group’ radio button.

3.      Click ‘OK’ to display a Microseven Camera window and Camera Group List tab.

4.      From the list, select the camera group you wish to delete.

5.      Click ‘Delete’.

6.      Click ‘OK’ to save the changes and click ‘Close’ to close the window.

To add a camera to an existing camera group, perform the following steps:

1.         Click the M7CMS ‘Add Camera’ button to display the Microseven Camera popup menu.

2.       Click the ‘Add Camera’ radio button and select the group of your choice from the pulldown menu.

3.       Click ‘OK’ to close the dialog box and open the Camera List menu.


4.       If necessary, click the ‘Search’ button to search for cameras. A list of results will be displayed in a search window. Select a camera from the list of results.

5.       In the Search window, highlight the camera from the list and click the ‘Select’ button to pre-load the camera information.

6.       Click the ‘Add’ button to add the camera to the camera group.

7.       Click ‘OK’ to save the changes and close the window.

Note: M7CMS allows you to add IP cameras using CamID and PIN information supplied by the Cam Locator. In situations where the CamID and PIN information is not available, a camera can be added to the system using the camera’s IP address. Port forwarding is required for cameras added to the system via IP address. If CamID and PIN information is available, port forwarding is not required.

To remove a camera from a camera group, perform the following

1.       Follow “Add Camera” steps 1-5.

2.       Select the camera you wish to remove from the group and click the ‘Delete’ button. This does not delete the camera, but simply removes the camera from the group.

3.       Click ‘OK’ to save the changes and close the window.

User Account

User account credentials can be modified with M7CMS. Click the ‘User account’ button located on the bottom of the M7CMS window to access user account controls.  


To modify user ID and password information for M7CMS accounts, perform the following steps:

1.      Click the ‘User account’ button to launch a ‘User List’ window.

2.      Add a new user by typing a name in the ‘User ID’ field and password in the ‘Password’ field.

3.      Use the check boxes in the ‘User Privilege’ section to assign camera setup, camera operation, record schedule setting, and record playback privileges.

4.      Click ‘Add’.  The name and associated user privileges will be displayed in in the user list.

5.      Click ‘OK’ to save the user and close the window.

Manual and Scheduled Recording of Live Video

M7CMS provides the optional ability to record live video directly to your PC. Live recordings can be initiated manually with the ‘Manual REC’ radio dial button or based on a set schedule using the ‘Schedule REC’ radio dial and ‘Set Schedule’ buttons.

Manual Recording

1.      Click the ‘Manual REC’ radio dial button on the M7CMS button bar.

2.       Click the ‘record’ button on the Online Cameras pane. A red record button  indicates the camera is actively recording video. Clicking the ‘record’ button again stops the recording (indicated by a grey record button    ).

Scheduled Recording

Recordings can be scheduled per camera and for specific dates and times in either a continuous mode or an alerts-based mode.

1.      Click the ‘Schedule REC Setting’ radio button and the ‘Set Schedule’ button to open a “Set Schedule” window.


2.      Select the camera of your choice from the ‘Camera Select’ drop down menu.

3.      Decide if you would M7CMS to record live video on a continuous basis or prefer to only record video in accordance with predefined alert-based events.

Continuous Recording Mode

1)     Click the ‘Continuous’ radio button.

2)     Set the Continuous Recording Schedule by highlighting all DATE/TIME cells (one cell is equal to one hour).

Alerts Recording Mode

1)     Click the radio button(s) next to one of the following recording options:

a.      Motion (initiate recording when a motion detection alert is triggered)

b.      I/O (initiate recording when an input/output fault event is detected)

c.      Motion, I/O (alert is triggered with either event)

2)     Click on the cells (or drag the cursor across multiple cells) of the timetable representing the DATE/TIME of your schedule. One cell is equal to one hour.

The color of the cell indicates the recording methods

           (Light blue)         Motion detection trigger

           (Pink)                    I/O alerts detection trigger

           (Dark blue)         Motion detection trigger + I/O alerts detection trigger

           (Yellow)               Continuous

4.      Once you have selected your recording options, you must click the ‘Schedule record enable’ box to enact the settings.

5.      Accept the default save path or set a folder path of your choice by clicking ‘Browse’.

6.      If you wish to schedule continuous recording for all cameras, check the ‘Apply recording schedule to all cameras’ box.

7.      Specify the number of days to maintain recording video files on your local system. The default is 0 days. M7CMS monitors the amount of hard disk space available and, if required, removes old files to free up hard disk space.

8.      If you would like an audible sound to be emitted upon an alert event, select from one of 39 sound variations using the music drop-down list. A brief audio preview will be played upon its selection.

9.      Click ‘OK’ to save the settings.

Establishing Advanced Camera Properties

Numerous camera settings can be established and configured from the Camera Properties menu. This menu can be activated in any one of the following three ways:

1)     Double-click on a M7CMS video pane to activate it. Right-click on the activated video pane to bring up a short-cut menu and then select ‘Properties’ from this menu.

--or--

2)     Click on the camera icon in the Online Cameras pane

--or--

3)     Click on the IP address hyperlink in the Online Cameras pane


The Camera Properties window contains two rows of main tabs that, when clicked, present one or more sub-menus from which numerous camera and network configuration properties can be established.

The functionality and settings available under each main tab and sub-menu is discussed in the following section.

Camera Tab

Name & Time

1.      Establish Camera Time parameters.

a.      Select the National Time Protocol (NTP) server of your choice. Choose from time.nist.gov, time.windows.com, timelkriss.re.kr, or time.nuri.net.

b.      Alternatively, you can set the time settings to sync with your PC time by clicking the ‘Sync with PC time’ button located at the bottom of the window.

c.      Select and NTP server polling interval between one to 24-hours.

d.      Select the time zone closest to your location.

e.      Check the ‘Automatically adjust clock for Daylight Saving Time’ box to sync the clock settings with daylight savings time.

f.       You can choose to Position the camera time display on the top or bottom of the video window. Make sure to check the ‘Time’ checkbox in the OSD Setting if you want the camera time to appear on the screen.

g.      Select the date format of your choice (MM/DD/YYYY, YYYY-MM-DD, or MM/DD/YYYY).


2.      Establish Camera Name parameters.

a.      Camera Name String: Name the camera to distinguish it from other cameras. The maximum length for the name is 30 characters.

b.      Position: Display the camera name on the top or bottom of the video window. Make sure to check the ‘Name’ checkbox in the OSD Setting if you want the camera name to appear on the screen.

3.      For On Screen Display (OSD), check the camera and name box to display it on the screen.

4.      Use the ‘Refresh’ button to reset all field contents.

5.      Click ‘Apply’ to save the settings.

Networking Settings

1.      By default, the camera network is set to DHCP and the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway parameters are automatically assigned.

For static IP implementations, disable the DHCP setting by selecting Static IP address type. Manually enter your preconfigured IP address (mapped to the camera’s MAC address), Subnet mask, and Gateway parameters.

2.      The DNS type is set to ‘Dynamic DNS’ by default. You can change the DNS type to ‘DNS’ when using static IP addressing and use primary DNS address of 8.8.8.8 and an alternate DNS address of 8.8.4.4, if desired.

3.      The HTTP port is set to 80 by default.

4.      The default port for RTSP is 554.

5.      The default port for RTMP is 1935.

6.      If your router is configured to use UPnP settings, check the Enable UPnP box. Click the ‘Test UPnP’ button to test that your router has appropriately mapped the port forwarding parameters.

7.      Click ‘Apply’ to save the settings.

Wireless Settings

1.      Click the ‘Search’ button to open wireless device search dialog.

2.      Highlight the wireless device from the search list, then click the ‘Add’ button.

3.      Select the Infra Network type when using a wireless router

4.      Select the Security type associated with your route (choose from None/WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK)

5.       Enter your wireless network password.

6.      Click ‘Apply’ to save the settings.

Email Settings

M7CMS supports three event detection types including motion detection, video lost detection and I/O alerts. When the event is detected, M7CMS will send an alert message and a captured snapshot to your email box.

M7CMS uses the following default email server and account settings:

1.      SMTP server name: mail.mym7.com

2.      Server port: 587

3.      Encrypt type: SMMARTTLS

4.      Authentication: On

5.      Username: noreply@mym7.com

6.      Password: grayed out

7.      Sender: noreply@mym7.com

8.      Enter up to three email addresses in the ‘Send to’ field(s)

9.      Enter a Subject line (e.g. M7 Camera Alert) and a Message (optional unless adding more than one email address).

10.  Click ‘Apply’ to save the settings.

Note: Email alerts are only available with firmware version v1.4.0 or later.

FTP Settings

M7CMS provides the option of sending video (motion only) by FTP to your hosting server. When available, M7CMS will upload your camera snapshots to a specified FTP folder within a defined time interval.

1.       Enter the FTP server name, FTP server port, username, password, and the FTP server path for your FTP account.

2.       Test the FTP settings by clicking the ‘Test’ button. If the test passes, click ‘Apply’ to save settings.

Audio Settings

M7CMS supports 2-way voice intercom using the following parameters for audio encoding (M7B77 and M7B57 only):

1.      The Encoded mode is set to G711 by default.

2.      Audio is enabled by default for Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary streams.

3.      Audio input type is set to ‘Line in’ by default. Keep the default setting for best audio performance.

4.      Audio input volume (1-100) is set to 10 by default.

5.      Audio output volume (1-100) is set to 95 by default.

6.      Click ‘Apply’ to save the settings.

Video Tab

Video Setup

Video Setup establishes live camera video parameters and live image qualities. Default settings are shown under the Camera Setup properties dialog and Video > Video Setup tab.

1.      The video format is set to ‘NTSC’ by default.

2.      Video coding is set to ‘mainprofile’ by default.

3.      To optimize system performance, Microseven suggests the following default primary, secondary, and tertiary settings for the bit rate, I-frame interval, and maximum frame rate:

•               Primary: 2048, 25, 50

•               Secondary: 200, 10, 20

•               Tertiary: 128, 07, 15

4.      The bit rate type is set by default to VBR (variable bit rate).

5.      Click the ‘Smartphone and Pad’ button to establish a large or small window when viewing video on mobile smartphone and tablet devices.

6.      Click ‘Apply’ to save the settings.

Display Setup

1.      Display Setup provides Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue, and Exposure value (EV) adjustments.

2.      Click ‘Set Default” to restore all values to system default settings.

3.      Click ‘Apply’ button to save the changes.

Tip:  IR night vision can be brightened or darkened by increasing or decreasing the exposure value.

Infrared Light Setup

Click the radio button to either ‘Turn on’ or ‘Turn off’ the current camera’s IR lights in night vision. For cameras situated behind a glass pane, you can eliminate IR glare by turning the IR lights off. When the IR light setting is turned off, the option to select an IR-Cut option of either ‘Black and white mode’ or ‘Color mode’ becomes available.

Detection Tab

Motion Detection

M7CMS provides flexible event detection capabilities that can be calibrated to suit most environments.  

1.      Set the motion sensitivity level, where 100 is the most sensitive to movement and 1 is the least sensitive. The sensitivity level is set to 50 by default.

2.      Select the number of snapshots that will be taken when motion is detected (between 1 and 3). Snapshot is set to 1 by default.

3.      Check any of the actions you wish to enable when M7CMS detects motion. Choose from ‘Send email’, ‘Snapshot to SD Card’, Upload snapshot to FTP’, ‘Record to SD Card’, and/or ‘Upload record to FTP’.

4.      Schedule motion detection for specific day(s) of the week and for 1 to 4 time duration blocks.

5.      Check the ‘Apply to everyday’ box if you wish to copy the current setting to all days of the week.

6.      Click the ‘Set motion detection area’ button to display a Motion Detection Area Setting window.

7.      Left click and drag the cursor across the desired motion detection area. The selected area(s) will be highlighted in red. Up to four different motion detection areas can be set.

8.      Click ‘Apply’ to save the current settings.

Capture & snapshot Tab

Auto Capture

Auto Capture automatically captures snapshots according to a user-defined schedule and can send the snapshots to an FTP server, email account, or the camera’s MicroSD card.

1.      Use the File mode drop down menu to choose a naming convention for auto captured files. The Date/Time Suffix option creates a filename using the first two digits of the year, month, day, hour, minute, and second (e.g. P16052721145400.jpg). The Overwrite option activates the File name field where you can type a file name. The Date/Time Suffix file mode is selected by default.

2.      Check the box beside the delivery method(s) you want to enable. You can choose from Enable auto capture to FTP, Enable auto capture to Email, Enable auto capture to SD Card.

3.      Set the capture interval for each enabled option. The default interval is set to 60 seconds.  

4.      Set the Auto capture schedule including the day and duration for each day.

5.      Check the ‘Apply to everyday’ box if you wish to copy the current setting to all days of the week.

6.      Click Apply button to save and apply the current settings.

Recording Tab

The Recording tab provides the ability to set recording schedules, establish various recording options, and query the video and snapshot files stored on the camera’s on-board MicroSD card. Recorded video and snapshots stored on your MicroSD card can be downloaded and saved to your PC.

Record Query

From the Record Query tab, you can search, display, playback, and download video and snapshots from your camera’s onboard MicroSD card.

Querying and playing video files

1.      Select the date and time range for your query using the ‘From:’ and ‘To:’ dropdown lists.

2.      Click the ‘Query’ button to search the MicroSD card for files matching your query. A list of all matching files is displayed in the Record Query window.

3.      Double-click on any file in the list to play the selected video in a separate window.

Downloading video files from the MicroSD card to your PC

1.      The queried files can be selected and downloaded to your local system.

2.      Left-click to select a single file or use “left-click + shift” to select multiple files.


3.      Click the ‘Download’ button to download the selected files from the camera’s on-board MicroSD card to your local system.

4.      The files are saved in the .avi format. Microseven recommends using the freeware VLC player to view the downloaded video files.

Snapshot Query

From the Snapshot Query tab, you can search, display, preview, and download snapshot files from your camera’s onboard MicroSD card.

Querying and viewing snapshot files

1.      Select the date and time range for your query using the ‘From:’ and ‘To:’ dropdown lists.

2.      Click the ‘Query’ button to execute your query for the established date and time range.

3.      All files matching your query will be displayed in the Snapshot Query window.

4.      Double-click on any file in the list to display the selected snapshot in a separate preview window.

Downloading snapshots from the MicroSD card to your PC

1.      The queried files can be selected and downloaded to your local system.

2.      Left-click to select a single file or use “left-click + shift” to select multiple files.

3.      Click the ‘Download’ button to download the selected files from the camera’s on-board MicroSD card to your local system.

4.      The files are saved in the .jpg format.

Record Schedule

Recording schedules can be set for specific days of the week, intervals, or durations.

1.      Check the ‘Schedule Rec Enable’ box.

2.      Use the dropdown menu to select a day of the week to schedule a recording.

3.      Set from 1 to 4 time duration blocks for the day’s recording.

4.      Check ‘Apply to everyday’ if you wish to copy the current setting to all days of the week.

5.      Click ‘Apply’ to save the settings.

Tip: The Record Schedule tab is Motion detection settings are found under the Detection tab.

Record Options

The Record Options tab is used to control motion and 24x7 recording.

1.      Enter a recording file length between 15-900 seconds.

2.      Choose the recording stream (primary=default, secondary, or tertiary).

3.      Click ‘Apply’ to save the settings. Changes to the recording stream type will cause the camera to reboot automatically after clicking ‘Apply’.

User Accounts Tab

M7CMS provides three levels of users including: 1) Administrator (superuser), 2) User and 3) Guest. The Administrator is the only user who can change the properties of the camera. User and Guest are permitted to view the video stream.

1.      Enter the User or Guest username and password.

2.      Re-type the password to confirm the entry.

3.      Click ‘Apply’ to save the settings and close the dialog.

Note: In addition to a space, the following eight characters cannot be used in the password:  $ =  “ \ #  %  + ? \

System Tab

Storage

M7CMS displays SD card information including Status, Total Size, and Free Size. Power off the camera before installing the MicroSD card. The maximum capacity is up to 128 GB MicroSD card as SDHX.

Firmware Upgrade

The Firmware Upgrade window displays camera Device type, Cam ID, PIN code, and Firmware version. Refer to Section 1.2 for detailed instructions on performing a firmware upgrade.

System Log

User actions and warning messages are displayed on the System Log tab. Click ‘Reset’ to clear the log records.

Local Video Playback

This section describes how to play video files that have been downloaded to your PC.

1.      Open the M7CMS window.


2.       Click the ‘View playback’ icon.

3.      When in the ‘View playback’ mode, the “Select Cameras” pane and “Set Playback Date and Time” pane will be displayed on the right side of the M7CMS window.

4.      Choose the camera from the ‘Camera’ dropdown menu and the playback date and time from the ‘Set Time’ dropdown menu.

5.      A list of files available for playback will be listed in the Recording File window.

6.      Select one or more recording files from the list by checking the box next to the name of the file(s) you wish to select. Alternatively, you can check the ‘Select all’ check box to select all displayed files.

7.      Click the ‘Play’ button  to play the files in the viewer.

8.      Click the snapshot icon  to save a snapshot of the video to the established path (hover over the icon to display the file save path).

9.      Click the save file icon  to open a Save As dialog window and save the record file in *.mp4 or *.avi format. You can play the output files with M7CMS or other media player.