View Camera Feeds

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View live feeds from up to 16 cameras at a time.

To view a live feed from a camera

1.Open the Live Viewer application.

The Live Viewer window opens with the default layout. The Title bar for each camera port reads "Not in Use" as no cameras have been selected.

2.Expand the Cameras folder on the top right. The names of live view enabled cameras are displayed.
3.Select the camera feed to view and drag it into a camera view frame. The camera's live feed is displayed, and the camera name is displayed in the Title bar of the camera port.
4.To view the feed from an additional camera, repeat the step above.

To move one live feed to a different camera view frame, click the title bar and drag to the new view frame.

For more information see Live Viewer and Live Viewer Layout.

To add a camera

1.From the Control panel at the top right, right-click the Cameras folder. From the shortcut menu select Add Camera.
2.The Add New Camera window opens. Populate the Add New Camera boxes appropriately for your camera.

Populate boxes in Add Camera Window

Use the table below to help fill in the boxes.

Element

Description

Name

Type a name used for menus and configuration file, this is the name of the camera.

The name entered is for identification purposes only. It is best to use a naming convention and a descriptive name.

Description

Text used for defining the camera in menus and configuration file. This is a description of the camera.

Manufacturer

Define the manufacturer of the camera. The Live View URL populates automatically. Click the Find Cameras button for a listing of cameras found on the network. See Search Results window section below.

Model

Define the camera's model number. Click the Find Cameras button for a listing of cameras found on the network. See Search Results window section below.

Live View URL

The RTSP URL allows a live view from your camera.

In the first text box, type the IP address or host name for the selected camera. The second text box populates automatically when a camera manufacturer and model are selected. You can also enter the entire URL manually.

User Name

Type a User Name if the camera requires a user name and password to be accessed. This box works in conjunction with Password.

Password

Type a Password if the camera requires a user name and password to be accessed. This box works in conjunction with User Name.

3.When you are finished selecting options and entering values in the Add New Camera window, click OK.
4.Repeat this process for each camera to add. After cameras have been added then you can view the feeds.

To edit a camera

Use the Edit Camera window to edit a camera that has been added to the Phoenix LVE Live Viewer application from your network. The window includes the same fields as outlined above in the Add New Camera window.

Search Results window

From the Add New Camera window, click the Find Cameras button for the Search Results window to appear, which shows a list of cameras found on the network. The camera list is pulled from a pre-populated list of manufacturers. If your camera is not on the list, select the Show all devices checkbox for any additional cameras on the network and other devices to display. If your camera still does not display, add it manually. In the Search Results window, cameras in use appear grayed-out and available cameras for configuration have an asterisk (*) in the first column. Select a camera and click OK, or double-click the camera item for the camera information to configure.

Search Results window