Is it possible to configure each FLEXIDOME multi 7000i camera imager separately?
Please find below some settings you can do separately for each FLEXIDOME multi 7000i camera imager on the camera’s web page:
As there are 4 camera modules in the housing which can be moved independently, each module can have tilt, roll, height and focal length set separately.
Of course, setting height differently for each camera does not make sense.
Color can be changed per camera module.
For Flexidome multi 7000i it was added a new option: a slider for contrast enhancement.
Stream settings can be chosen for each of the 4 cameras separately and each stream has their own active profile.
Keep in mind that any settings made to the “Stream limits” affect options for each stream.
Stream limits decree what the maximum resolution is for each stream. For stream 2 and 3, lower resolution settings can still be made in the non-recording profile editor.
Stream priority can be set to none, 1, 2 and 3.
Stream 4 can never be the priority stream.
IMPORTANT! The Frame and bit rate test can be found at the bottom of the page.
To check what impact the stream settings have on the actual frame and bit rate, use the Frame and bit rate test at the bottom of the screen.
Note that selecting one, or more, streams affects the frame rate of each stream. With certain settings for example, having only Stream 1 enabled ensures maximum bandwidth, but adding stream 2 significantly drop stream 1’s frame rate.
The tool is great to check if the newly created settings work as intended.
Privacy masks (8) can be set up for each of the 4 camera modules separately.
You can make changes to the recording options on a per-camera basis for both recorders; 8 settings in total.
When you make changes (for example, from continuous recording to pre-alarm recording), there is no way to see that this was changed in the table.
Therefore, to check if everything is set-up correctly, you need to check each camera-recorder combination in the list one-by-one and for each profile.
Audio can only be recorded with Camera 1 (greyed out for the other cams, even when not selected for Camera 1), not all of them or chosen on/off per camera.
Note: Configuration Manager can give a better overview of these settings
Retention time can be set for each camera module and each recorder (2 per camera module) separately.
Recording Status shows information for all 4 camera modules in one overview
Recording statistics are kept for all 4 camera modules and the image posting can also be configured separately for each camera module.
A Syslog server can be set-up so the logging can be written to an external server
Multicast settings are more involved as each camera module’s 4 streams can be given a multicast address as well as each module’s metadata and the one audio stream with its 3 encoding algorithms
Event Logging is the same as in previous CPPs
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