Canon RM-Software User Manual

Viewer operation guide

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Network Video Recording Software




Viewer Operation Guide

This guide describes the basic operation of RM Viewer. For a more detailed description of
the operation, see the “Administrator’s Manual” on the supplied CD-ROM.


The toolbar has buttons for accessing
commonly used functions.

Audio Panel

Lets you send/receive live audio for a camera
or play back recorded audio.

Camera Control

Controls the settings on the camera. See
“Controlling a Camera” on the other side of this


Displays recording information and past events.


Points to the time code being played. Drag the
playhead to change the time code of the image
in the video window.

Video Window

Displays a live or a recorded image from a

Viewing Area

Place and arrange video windows in this

Live Events Log

Displays events that occurred within the last hour when
the log is first opened after starting the Viewer.

Camera Selector

Displays a list of cameras. Select the camera
you want to view from the list.
[Search for:] searches for cameras in the list
that meet the search criteria, such as the
camera name or tag.

Starting/Exiting the Viewer


Double-click the [RM Viewer v1.0] icon on the desktop.

 The RM-Lite icon has a different appearance.


Enter the [Host Name], [User Name] and
[Password] and click [Connect].

The Viewer starts.

Record the user name and password here:

User name


Viewer Features

Toolbar buttons

If you record your user name and password here, be sure to handle this
document carefully, so as not to reveal them to an unauthorized person.




to return to the previously displayed layout. Click

to display the

next layout.


Selects and switches to a different video window layout.


Displays a grid in the background of the viewing area.


Zooms in and out of the viewing area.


Displays the Camera Control dialog box, used for controlling a camera.

[Record Now]

Starts recording images.


Captures a still frame of the displayed image. The still frame can be saved.


Searches for events. Images can be played back from an event in the search


Tabs allow different layouts to be open at the
same time for quick access.
(RM-Lite does not support the tabs function.)


Select [File] > [Exit].

The Viewer exits.




Searching for a Camera and Viewing Images

Searching for a Camera and Viewing Images

Search for a camera to view using various search criteria.

Click the search button (

) on the

Camera Selector and select the type of
search criteria.

Type the search criteria to search for
the camera.


Selecting an Event and Viewing the Image

Selecting an Event and Viewing the Image

You can search for events and play back images from an event in the search results.

Double-click a camera in the search
results list to open a video window for
the camera.




Click [Search] on the Toolbar to display the
[Event Search] dialog box.

Specify the search criteria and click [Search]
to start searching.

Select the event you want to view and click
[Play Back Video].