The Live view allows you to control the live images of individual cameras. This also includes switching various functions, e.g., opening doors or switching lights.
To view a camera, you can use the Device or Camera bar. To do this, either drag and drop the desired camera from the Device bar into the display area or click on the desired camera in the Camera bar. The displayed camera is marked with a yellow bar in the Device bar as well as in the Camera bar.
Use the Brightness and Contrast controls to adjust the image display of the displayed camera to the current environment.
Move the corresponding slider upwards or downwards. The new settings are stored automatically for the current camera. The default values can be restored by double-clicking on the corresponding slider.
Note: Adjusting the image settings does not have any effect on the camera settings. These will not be changed.
To better identify objects in an image section, you can zoom the live image and move the resulting image area around (PTZ). To facilitate quick loading of these image sections, several image positions are already preconfigured for loading using the slider .
The program also shows the slider on Dual cameras. Use this slider to show the live images of either the right, the left or both image sensors.
When showing the live images of hemispheric cameras, you can configure different display modes (slider ).
You can zoom using the slider or the mouse wheel. Zooming with the slider takes place only on the computer. This means that only the image section of the current live image is modified.
To see other image sections, you can move the live image using the mouse.
If you want to execute the PTZ actions on the camera, you can also switch to camera PTZ. In this case, the PTZ actions are applied to the camera's live image and also influence the recordings (but only if the camera does not record the full image). To use this feature, click on the slider and keep it pressed until it starts flashing. You can now adjust the zoom level as needed. To store the setting, click again on the slider and keep it pressed until the slider stops flashing.
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.
The camera will then move to the selected position. Note that the PTZ actions are executed on the camera and also influence the recordings (only if the camera does not record the full image). Move the slider to the next position or until you have found a suitable position.
You can adjust the pre-defined image positions of the factory default. Select a position and modify it as needed. Keep the slider on this position until it flashes once. The new image section has been stored.
If you want to show the live images of only the right or the left image sensor, you can move the slider to the right to (left sensor) or further to the right to (right sensor).
When showing the live images of hemispheric cameras or cameras with the lenses L12/B016, L23/B036, L25/B041, you can select different display modes. This requires that you enabled OpenGL in the settings (Mac: MxManagementCenter > Settings > General menu; Windows: File > Settings > General menu). In order to get naturally-looking images, the camera will automatically correct the distortion in these modes. This distortion correction can be refined even further when using the panorama correction. The selection of a display mode is always done locally and thus does not influence the camera settings. However, the selection is also applied to the other program views. When selecting a display mode in the live view for a specific camera, this mode is also applied if the camera shows up in the focus window of the Grid view as well as in the live images of the Graphic view. Consequently, the alarm images in the Alarm bar and in the Research view are also shown in the selected display mode.
To select a mode, move the slider to the right until you reach the desired position. This slider position will be stored automatically until you change it again.
The distortion-corrected images of the different display modes can be further refined. For example, if the image in Panorama mode is not centered, you may see a trapezoidal distortion. The panorama correction allows adjusting the skewed (vertical) lines of the image to produce a more naturally-looking image. To do so, move the slider to the right to and use the mouse to correct the image. To store the corrected setting, click on the slider and hold it until the slider icon briefly appears in the center of the image.
The Status bar displays different states by means of icons. The status displays always refer to the displayed camera. This gives you an up-to-date overview, e.g., showing you at a glance whether a door has been closed again or is still open.
|Door Status Display||
= door is closed.
|Light Status Display||
= light is off.
Microphone Status Display
= microphone is switched off, no announcement possible.
Hyperlinks can be used to switch additional devices or to send HTTP requests. When defining hyperlinks, you can select an individual button icon for the hyperlink (there are several pre-defined icons to choose from) or set one button from which to run all hyperlinks.
To define a hyperlink, right-click on and then on .
In case you did not assign an icon for the individual hyperlinks, they will be combined under one button. To execute such a hyperlink, click on and then on the name of the desired hyperlink.
In the Live view as well as in the Grid 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.
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: If you change the view, the recording is automatically stopped. However, a camera change within the Live view does not stop the recording.
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.