Viewing camera settings - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

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Security Center 5.7
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You can view a list of all the local and federated Security Center cameras and their settings, that are part of your system, using the Camera configuration report.

What you should know

The Camera configuration report is helpful for comparing camera settings, and making sure that your cameras are configured properly according to your requirements. If the camera has multiple video streams or multiple streaming schedules set, each stream and schedule is displayed as a separate result item.

This report is not supported with Security Center 5.0-5.2 federated cameras or Omnicast™ federated cameras.

NOTE: This report might take a few minutes to generate, depending on how many cameras you are querying.


  1. Open the Camera configuration task.
  2. Set up the query filters for the report. Choose one or more of the following filters:
    Select the camera to investigate.
    Custom fields
    Restrict the search to a predefined custom field for the entity. This filter only appears if custom fields are defined for the entity, and if the custom field was made visible to you when it was created or last configured.
  3. Click Generate report.
    The following camera settings are listed in the report pane:
    Bit rate
    Bit rate setting for the camera.
    Camera name.
    Entity description.
    Edge transfer
    Whether the camera is configured for edge transfer or not (yes or no).
    Entity path
    List of all parent areas, starting from the system entity. If the camera has multiple parent areas, “*\” is shown as the path.
    Frame rate
    Frame rate setting for the camera.
    Image quality
    Image quality setting for the camera.
    Key frame interval
    Key frame interval setting for the camera.
    Logical ID
    Logical ID of the camera.
    Manufacturer of the unit.
    Multicast address
    Multicast address of the camera.
    Network setting
    Connection type used by the camera.
    Archiver that manages the camera.
    Connection port of the video unit.
    Product type
    Model or series of the video unit.
    Recording mode
    Recording settings for the camera.
    Resolution of the camera’s video stream.
    The video stream of the camera.
    Stream usage
    Purpose of the video stream (for live video, recordings, and so on).
    Streaming schedule
    Schedule when the camera streams video.
    Type of camera (fixed camera or PTZ camera).
  4. To modify the settings of a camera, right-click an item in the report pane, and then click Configure entity () to jump to that entity’s configuration page in Config Tool.
    NOTE: You need the user privilege to modify entities to use this command.