After the initial installation, adjustments of the group views may be necessary. This section contains information about more detailed Grid and Graphic view configurations as well as general group parameters.
When creating the camera groups, the Grid layout - the grid in which the cameras are arranged - is created based on default values that can be customized. To do so, click in the Command bar or in the Device bar. The Command bar then displays several controls for configuring the grid layout.
As a first step, before you change the format of the camera images or the size of the focus window, decide whether the grid layout should automatically adjust when you resize the window, or whether you want to manually define the size of the tiles and their position.
The auto grid mode is used by default. In auto grid mode, MxMC always tries to distribute the available space as well as possible according to the specified aspect ratio of cameras images (4:3, 16:9, 8:3), the size of the focus window and the number of cameras. This causes the grid layout to automatically adapt to any changes. In auto grid mode, the following sliders are available for changing the grid layout:
Move the sliders to the desired settings. To close the edit mode, click on .
In manual mode , you set the size of the individual tiles and their position based on the selected format of the camera images (4:3, 16:9, 8:3). In contrast to auto grid mode, the layout is not adjusted automatically in manual mode. To switch from auto grid mode to manual mode, move the slider to the right until you reach the position . The following sliders are available in manual mode:
In the Graphic view, you can define background images such as a floor plan or a plan
layout. You can then arrange the cameras of the group on these according to their actual
position. When opening the Graphic view of a camera group for the first time, all cameras
of the group are shown as an icon at the right-hand margin of the background image (1).
To adjust the position of the cameras, open the edit mode (2) by clicking on . Move the mouse pointer over the camera image. Two icons are shown (3). Click on and drag the camera icon to the desired location. To close the edit mode, click on . When you exit the edit mode, the changed settings are saved automatically.
You can change the icon size and rotate the icons to reflect the viewing direction and the angle
of view of the cameras.
Open the edit mode (1) by clicking on . Move the mouse pointer over the camera image. A dotted line in the shape of a square is shown around the camera icon. To make the camera icon larger or smaller, click on the right or bottom left corner of the square and pull it inwards or outwards (2). To change the orientation of the camera icon, hover the mouse pointer over the icon until a hand is displayed. Hold down the mouse button and turn the camera icon around its own axis until you are satisfied with the orientation. To close the edit mode, click on . When you exit the edit mode, the changed settings are saved automatically.
You can position additional camera groups on the background image (floor plan) of a camera group. If a camera of an added camera group detects an event and the Background Alarm has been enabled for this camera, the camera group icon turns red or green (bell event). Click on the group icon to open the Grid view of the camera group.
Open the edit mode and drag the desired camera group(s) from the Group or Camera bar onto the floor plan. To close the edit mode, click on . When you exit the edit mode, the changed settings are saved automatically.
The Command bar at the bottom of the Graphic view contains several controls. If a camera has been set up to control a light, for example, you can switch the lights of this camera in the Graphic view. You can drag these controls onto the background image (floor plan) and simply click on them to execute the corresponding function for easier operation later on.
Open the edit mode . To open the shortcut menu, right-click on the desired operating function. Then drag the control to the floor plan with the mouse pointer. To close the edit mode, click on . When you exit the edit mode, the changed settings are saved automatically.
Note: Group functions are not supported by MOBOTIX MOVE cameras and third-party cameras that provide an ONVIF S-compatible interface. For an overview of how the camera functions differ, see Camera Feature Overview.
In the Grid, Graphic and Info view, you can use group functions to turn on a light, open a door, or
make an announcement for one camera in the currently selected group.
In addition, the Switch Light and Open Door group functions can be assigned to multiple cameras, so you can switch multiple lights or open multiple doors at once with a single click.
Proceed as follows to assign group functions:
You can assign an information page to a camera group in order to show special instructions for this camera group, for example.
If a very large number of cameras is displayed in the Grid view, the performance may decline. To avoid this, you can limit the frame rate of the live images within the tiles. Note that this limit does not apply to the camera displayed in the focus window.