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How to save CMS configuration files in Mac & Windows

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How to save CMS configuration files in Mac and Windows10, and download them.
(Next version will provide export and import files in the CMS software)

Mac OS X users to do:

1. Open Finder
2. In the Finder menu, click on “Go”, then select “Home”
3. Finder is opened, then click on “Library”. Click on “Containers”.
4. navigate to [UserName]/Library/Containers/com.microseven.m7cms/Data/Library/Application Support/com.microseven.m7cms/config/*.cfg
5. Copy and save to export three “*.cfg” files.

export 3 *.cfg files

Windows 10 users to do:

If it is for Windows, path of the configuration files to export and save is at:
C:\Program Files (x86)\M7 CMS\data\*.dat

path to export configuration files from Windows CMS

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July 24th, 2017 at 9:36 pm

Posted in How To

How to make your PC as a time server providing time for cameras

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There are four steps to set your PC as a time server in the local network.

Step1. Set value in “regedit” in Windows
Step2. Turn the time services on in Windows services
Step3. Configure Windows firewall allow time services communicating with each camera
Step4. Set PC time clock in each camera

Step1. Set two values in “regedit” in Windows

regedit

Go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpServer\Enabled –> set to 1

set value to 1

Go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Config\AnnounceFlags –> set to 5

set value 5

Step2. Turn the time services on in Windows services

Go to services in Windows.

services

Hightlight “Windows Time” in services.

services Windows Time

And double click on it. Change Startup Type to “Automatic”. And click “Start”, then click “Apply” and “OK”.

save services Windows Time setting

Step3. Configure Windows firewall allow time services communicating with each camera

Open Windows firewall window, select “Advanced Settings”.

select advanced setting in firewall

Go to “Inbounded Rules” and create a new rule.

create new inbound rule

Select “Rule Type” as “Port”, and go “Next”.

set rule type

Specifying a port number “123” in specific local ports.

set protocol and ports

Go “Next” in Action.

action click on next

Go “Next” in profile.

set profile

Set a name to “timeUDP 123” and click on “Finish”.

set name

Highlight on new time123, and double click on it and verify protocol in “UDP” and click on “Apply” to save the settings.

apply UDP

Step4. Set PC time clock in each camera.

Now we can set cameras timestamp sync with the PC time server just made in a standalone network without Internet clock servers.

set PC NTP server to each camera

Here is the sample how to set camera clock to PC time server. If the camera IP address is 192.168.1.109, then
open a browser, enter camera IP address to URL in a browser.

do SET clock:

http://192.168.1.109/cgi-bin/hi3510/param.cgi?cmd=setntpattr&-ntpserver=192.168.1.225&-ntpinterval=1


192.168.1.109 –> camera IP address.
192.168.1.225 –> PC IP address with PC time server in it.
-ntpinterval=1 –> sync camera time with PC per hour

You can check if the camera timestamp get from PC time server,

do GET clock:

http://192.168.1.109/cgi-bin/hi3510/param.cgi?cmd=getntpattr


To verify current NTP is PC time server while camera updating time per hour.

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July 9th, 2017 at 12:41 am

Posted in How To

How To Set Camera Audio On

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How to set camera audio (microphone)

Turn the audio from the app

1) Tap on ‘Settings’ under a camera image in the Live Cameras.

2) Tap on ‘Audio Settings’ in the Camera Properties.

3) Turn on three stream audio ‘On’, then tap on ‘save’ checked mark.

Turn the audio from the camera built-in web

Go to CAMERA -> ‘Audio settings’ configuration page, then to set audio on all stream audios and ‘APPLY’ to save the settings.

On the phone, Microseven app, you can turn on/off the microphone and speaker

  

On PC, microseven CMS app, you can turn audio on to listen the audio sound.

turn on PC audio

Using an internet browser, turn audio ‘on’ to listen the audio sound, the default is ON.

turn on the audio, default is ON.

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July 7th, 2017 at 12:53 pm

Posted in How To