Configuring Sony Panomorph camera lenses - Security Center

Security Center Video Unit Configuration Guide

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Before viewing video with a Sony camera equipped with a panomorph lens in Security Desk, you must configure the lens in Config Tool.

Before you begin

Check your camera and lens box to determine if automatic configuration is supported.

What you should know

Some Sony cameras, such as the SNC-HM662, are equipped with panomorph lenses.


  1. From the Video task in Config Tool, select the camera to configure.
  2. Click the Hardware tab.
  3. From the Lens type drop-down list, select Panomorph.
  4. Click Edit ().
    The Configure lens dialog box opens.
  5. Select the Camera position if the selected camera and panomorph lens do not support automatic configuration.
  6. Select the Panomorph Lens Type (RPL) if the selected camera and panomorph lens do not support automatic configuration. The lens type is listed on the lens box; sometimes it is on the lens ring.
  7. Click Calibrate.
    A message will display telling you if the lens was calibrated successfully. The calibration may fail because:
    • It is too dark.
      Tip: Calibrate your lens when it is bright. This ensures that the calibration will succeed and dewarping will work even when it is dark.
    • The lens is not installed or positioned correctly.
    • There is no lens or the lens type is wrong.
      NOTE: If the camera is moved the lens should be calibrated again.
    When the selected camera and panomorph lens support automatic configuration, the camera position is displayed automatically in the Camera position drop-down list. Also, the RPL is displayed automatically in the Panomorph Lens Type (RPL) drop-down list.
  8. Click OK > Apply.

After you finish

For your changes to take effect, remove the camera from all Security Desk tiles, and then re-add the camera.