Ocularis Client Tutorials

Logging into Ocularis Client

View the simple steps to log-in to OnSSI’s Ocularis Client.

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Alternate Live Streams in Ocularis 5

In Ocularis 5 Recorders, multiple live streams may be configured to display within Ocularis Client. The number of streams varies from camera to camera. Administrators can select a default live stream for cameras, that would initially display in Ocularis Client Views.

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Introduction to Views

Learn about the different ways to arrange visual elements and panes in Ocularis Client.

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View-pane Indicators

This video describes the various status indicators displayed in every view pane title bar when monitoring live video in Ocularis Client.

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Introduction to Camera Controls

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Basic Playback Controls

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Applying Digital PTZ to a Camera View

Digital PTZ can be applied to cameras in any mode or pane, both live and recorded, by simply drawing a rectangular region on the screen.

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Applying Optical PTZ

Ocularis Client offers a comprehensive set of controls for pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) cameras.

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The AUX Button - Selecting PTZ Presets, Triggers, & Video Streams

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The Circular Control Menu

Besides playback and PTZ controls, Ocularis Client provides another set of controls during live monitoring – the Circular Control menu.

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Controlling Cameras Equipped with 360-Degree Lenses

Ocularis Client includes a dedicated utility for dewarping images from 360-degree lenses. It converts the semi-spherical image into a cylindrical image that can be panned, tilted and zoomed into.

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Audio - Monitoring and Sending

Learn how Ocularis Client enables both listening to audio from camera-connected microphones, and sending audio to camera-connected public address systems.

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Browse Mode Overview

Ocularis Client includes a variety of investigation tools for quick access to video evidence.

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The Kinetic Timeline

The Kinetic Timeline is a multi-functional status indicator as well as a playback control tool.

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The Kinetic Timeline Controls Toolset

The Kinetic Timeline’s playback toolset provides a variety of ways to review recorded video.

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The Ocularis Client Motion Detection Toolset

Motion detection expedites the event detection process by skipping over periods of video where no motion had occurred.

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The Time Slicer Investigation Tool

The Time Slicer provides quick access to any visible incident by auto-generating equal-interval thumbnails, or “slices”, of the recorded footage.

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Export Overview

Learn to export recorded video in five different formats for different uses.

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Exporting a Still-image Report

Learn how to export a single camera image with descriptive and user-added information.

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Exporting Series of Individual Frames

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Exporting an AVI File

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Exporting a Multi-camera Video Database

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Viewing an Exported Multi-camera Video Database

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Exporting a Digitally-zoomed Region

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Alerting and Event Management - Overview

Ocularis Client provides a wide range of tools for receiving and handling alerts, generated both within the Ocularis system, as well as by third-party integrations.

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Blank Screen Monitoring

Blank Screen Monitoring allows for one or more view panes dedicated to receiving alerts to remain ‘blank’ until an event occurs. Video from the alert is then pushed to the blank screen.

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The Alert Manager Utility

Ocularis Client's Alert Manager provides all the tools needed to manage responses to events and view, sort and access incoming alerts.

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Creating Bookmarks

Bookmarks allow you to copy segments of recorded video into a dedicated bookmarks database.

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Reviewing Bookmarks

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Maps and Video Wall Control - Overview

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Map Images and Icons

Maps in Ocularis Client can include any image that represents the Ocularis operating environment, overlaid with icons representing cameras, views and other assets.

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Camera Previews in Ocularis Client Maps

Ocularis Client allows you to preview cameras and entire camera views directly within maps.

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Local and Remote Video Walls

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Displaying Video on Remote and Local Video Walls

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Controlling the Video Sent to Remote Video Walls

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The Client Setup Utility Display Tab

The Client Setup utility allows authorized users to customize their Ocularis Client experience, based on the user’s preferences, as well as on network and hardware constraints. The Display tab controls how the software is displayed on the screen.

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The Client Setup Utility Video Tab

The Client Setup ‘Video’ tab allows users to configure certain video-related parameters.

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The Client Setup Utility – Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts

The Shortcuts tab in the Client Setup utility allows defining custom keyboard shortcuts for common Ocularis Client functions, including optical PTZ controls, PTZ presets, switching between view modes, playback controls and more.

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The Client Setup Utility – Assigning Joystick Controls

The Joystick Controls tab allows mapping Ocularis Client functions to the buttons of a connected standard USB joystick.

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The Client Setup Utility – Video Wall Settings

The Video Wall tab in the Client Setup utility includes the settings for turning a Ocularis Client PC into a video wall host (a PC whose screens make up the video wall); associating the PC with a specific video wall; and aligning the PC's screens relative to other hosts of the same video wall.

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