The Grid view consists of a grid of live images and one focus window. This grid (tile) structure is ideal for getting a quick overview of all cameras of a group. You can drag the camera image that is most interesting to you onto the focus window. Use the controls at the bottom to operate the camera.
To view another group, you can use the Device bar or the Group bar. To do this, either drag and drop the desired group from the Device bar into the display area or click on the desired group in the Group bar. The displayed group is indicated by a yellow bar in the Device bar as well as in the Group bar.
At the bottom of the focus window is a Command bar with controls that allow you to operate the camera in the focus window. If you move the mouse pointer over the Command bar, further controls are displayed.
Use the slider to zoom. The zoomed image sections can then be moved with the mouse. These actions take place in the application. This means that only the image section of the current live image is modified. The camera will not move and therefore zooming will not affect the possible recording of the generated camera image.
To quickly focus on a specific image section, you can use one of the factory default image positions that are pre-defined in the camera.
Move the slider Standard to the next position or until you have found a suitable position.
To talk to visitors at the door, click on . To end an audio connection, click on .
If a camera is connected to a door station and has been configured accordingly, you can open the door by clicking on . If the camera is also connected to a light switch and configured accordingly, the light can be turned on and off by clicking on .
MOBOTIX cameras have a built-in temperature sensor that measures the temperature inside the housing. If an ExtIO module or an MX-GPS-Box is connected to the camera, you can also measure the ambient temperature of the module or the box and view it by clicking on .
If hyperlinks have been defined and configured, their function can be executed by clicking on .
If you want to see a different camera in the focus window, drag and drop that camera into the focus window. You can automate this camera change with the camera sequencer.
Click on to activate the sequencer. You can set the duration to show each camera. To do so, right-click on and move the slider to the desired duration (1 sec to 60 sec). In addition, you can change the following settings:
At the bottom of the program window is a Command bar with controls that change depending on the selected view. In the Grid view, you can use the group buttons of the Command bar to control the functions of a camera group (Prerequisite: Group functions were assigned in the Group Functions dialog box). This means that you can switch on/off lights, open a door and make an announcement for a predefined camera of this group, regardless of the currently displayed camera. You can also assign the functions for switching on/off lights and opening doors to several cameras of this group, enabling you to switch on/off several lights or open several doors.
In addition, you can right-click on the group buttons to open the shortcut menu in order to control cameras that are not part of the current group. Before you can do this, the cameras have to be set up accordingly, that is, they need to be connected to door openers/light contacts and have to be configured properly.
In the Grid view as well as in the Live view, you can start manual recording at any time, such as when you observe a suspicious situation that should be recorded. While you keep track of the situation in the live image, the images are recorded and saved as an MXG file. The camera's live image that is in the focus window is always recorded. For this reason, live recording can also only be used in the Grid view when there is a focus window.
Users with administrator rights can specify where the clips are saved and how long the recordings can be in the Program Settings (Mac: menu: MxManagementCenter > Preferences > Live Recorder, Windows menu: File > Settings > Live Recorder).
Note: This feature is 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.
To start recording, click on Live Recorder . Recording will stop automatically after the recording time set in the program settings has expired. Just before this time expires, a message will be displayed. You can stop the recording from within this message or extend the set period of time. To stop recording before the time expires, click on again.
Note: The recording ends automatically when switching to another view. However, changing the group within the Grid view will not result in an early termination of the recording, unless that group has no focus window. In the latter case, the recording will end.
The live image data is stored in an MXG file at the location specified in Program Settings during recording. The clip file is automatically imported into the current project when the recording stops and the Device bar shows it alongside the icon in the Clips section. You can click on the clip name to playback the *.mxg clip file via the Device bar.