Motion Detection

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Some RTSP-enabled IP cameras include or support motion detection. Depending on the camera type, Phoenix RSM supports motion detection information, automatically configures camera settings, and preserves motion metadata along with captured video. This data is then used by the Surveillance Video Manager (SVM) application to create histograms of detected motion.

The following describes how to configure cameras for motion detection. Supported camera types are AXIS and Panasonic.

AXIS

When adding a RTSP-enabled AXIS IP camera using versions 2 or 3 of AXIS'S VAPIX API, the AXIS camera settings are configured and motion detection metadata is preserved with captured video. Default settings should be sufficient to meet most needs, but you can manually configure parameters that affect performance.

Be sure to see your AXIS camera's specifications to determine if your camera supports motion detection.

Except for Image Compression and Motion Detection settings, do not modify pre-set Phoenix RSM configuration settings for your AXIS camera, otherwise capturing motion detection data may not occur.

This configuration is intended for advanced users and documents only the AXIS network camera configuration. For more information about the AXIS network camera configuration web interface, see your specific AXIS camera documentation.

AXIS camera motion detection configuration

1.Open your AXIS camera management web interface.

AXIS Web UI - main window, for Motion Detection Configuration

Modify video image compression

Phoenix RSM does not modify the default AXIS image compression parameter. To maximize performance and minimize loss of image quality, you may want to modify this value manually.

2.Select Video & Image. The Image Settings page appears.

Modify Video Image Compression through AXIS web UI

3.Set Compression to 20. This setting does reset if you disable and then enable the camera through your product. By selecting a setting less than 20, system performance may be impaired while motion is being recorded. By selecting a setting higher than 20, image quality may begin to degrade.

Modify motion detection settings

Along with video compression, you can change a camera's field of view that is covered by motion detection and motion detection sensitivity.

4.Select Event Configuration. The Instructions page appears.

AXIS Web UI - Event Instructions Configuration

5.Select Motion Detection. The Motion Detection Page appears.

AXIS Web UI - Motion Detection Configuration

Each camera supports one motion detection area. This is the part of the camera's field of view that is covered by motion detection. By default, the entire field of view is selected. You can change the covered area to suit your needs by dragging the borders of the motion detection area frame (titled SoleraTec_me above) and the entire frame itself so that it covers the area that you want monitored for motion.

6.Adjust the following parameters to suit your needs:
Include - By default, Include is selected and the motion detection area is titled SoleraTec_me. Do not change these values.
Object Size - Determine how large or small a moving object must be in order to trigger motion detection.
History - The number of frames against motion measured.
Sensitivity - How much change triggers a motion event.
Activity - Histogram of motion activity. The amount of activity displayed is determined by selected settings.
7.Click the Save button, when you are finished changing the motion detection settings.

Supported Cameras

Your Phoenix RSM supports RTSP-enabled AXIS IP cameras using versions 2 or 3 of AXIS'S VAPIX API. For a complete listing of cameras, go to the AXIS online Product Interface guide: www.axis.com/techsup/cam_servers/dev/product_interface_guide.htm.

Panasonic

When adding a RTSP-enabled Panasonic camera that features motion alarms, the camera settings are configured and motion detection metadata is preserved with captured video. Default settings should be sufficient to meet most needs, but you can manually configure parameters that affect performance.

Be sure to see your Panasonic camera's specifications to determine if your camera features motion alarms.

This configuration is intended for advanced users and documents only the Panasonic network camera configuration. For more information about the Panasonic network camera configuration web interface, see your specific Panasonic camera documentation.

Modify alarm and motion detection settings

Use the Panasonic camera web interface to set customized motion alarms for up to four individual areas per camera. To capture motion metadata, set up motion alarms.

1.Open your Panasonic Network Camera management web interface.

Panasonic Motion Detection Configuration, main Web UI 

2.Select Setup for the Setup page to appear.

Panasonic Configuration Web UI - Setup

3.Select Camera setup for the Camera setup page to appear.

Panasonic Web UI - Camera Setup

4.Select the Image/Position tab. Your camera's video feed appears with the date, time, and Preset ID listed at the top of the image. Ensure that Preset ID is set to SOLERATEC-TM:

Panasonic Web UI - Image/Positioning tab

5.If the Preset ID is not set to SOLERATEC-TM, you need to set it. Beneath the video feed, find Preset Position, and then click Setup. The Position No page appears.

Panasonic Web UI - Position/Preset

6.In the Preset No drop-down list, select SOLERATEC-TM, and then click the Set button. In Position No 1, the Preset ID item should be set to On, and the Preset ID (0 - 9,A - Z) item should be populated with SOLERATEC-TM.

If SOLERATEC-TM is not an option for Preset No, ensure that you have added your camera to the Information Repository correctly.

7.Select Close to exit the window and return to the Camera setup page, Image/Position tab. The Preset ID beneath the date and time should be SOLERATEC-TM.
8.Select Alarm setup for the Alarm setup page.

Panasonic Web UI - Alarm Setup

9.Select the VMD area (Video Motion Detection) tab, and the video feed appears. The white square enclosing the video feed indicates the area that motion alarms can be set and motion detection metadata collected. Modify the following parameters:
Status - Turn motion alarms and motion metadata gathering on and off. When set to On, alarms are enabled and motion metadata is captured. When set to Off, alarms are disabled and no motion detection metadata is captured.
Detection sensitivity - Define the level of motion detected and recorded for the video feed area with a motion alarm. This area is the white square enclosing the video feed. Select from Super high to Low, with Super high being the most sensitive to motion. If you set Preset position select (below), the Detection sensitivity settings on this tab are ignored.
Preset position select - Define up to four discrete motion detection areas. If no areas are selected or are deactivated, then the system detects motion for the entire video feed area.

Each camera supports up to four motion detection areas. This is the part of the camera's field of view where motion is monitored. By default, the entire field of view is selected. You can change covered areas by (1) deleting current areas, (2) creating new ones by dragging your cursor across the area you want covered, and (3) setting detection sensitivity. See the Preset Position Select section below for detailed directions for creating motion detection areas.

Information addition - Should be set to Off. It adds information, such as a timestamp, that is not used.
10. Click Set, when you are finished changing your motion detection settings.

Preset position select

1.Beneath the video feed on the VMD area tab find the Video area setting for Preset position section. Select Setup to the right of Preset position select. The VMD area page (for Position No.1) appears.

Panasonic Web UI - Preset Position Configuration

Each color-coded section represents one motion detection area. You can define up to four areas.

If you set Preset position select options, settings on the VMD area tab are ignored.

2.Change the covered areas to suit your needs by (1) deleting current areas and (2) creating new ones by dragging your cursor across the area you want covered.
3.Set the Detection sensitivity by using the options from the drop-down list.
4.Click Set to save and activate your settings.

Supported Cameras

Your Phoenix RSM supports all RTSP-enabled Panasonic 202 series cameras.