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Image Profiles

Open the Image Profiles dialog to create profiles that define customized image formats. These image profiles can be used in the FTP Profiles and the Email Profiles for transferring images different from the current live image settings.

Global Options

Set the global options that control how camera images can be requested using the HTTP API:

Parameter

Description

CGI Access

Disabling this parameter will prevent access to the customized image format using the HTTP API as described in CGI Parameters of image.jpg.

Custom Formats

If this parameter is enabled, customized image formats can be requested using the HTTP API, if it is disabled, only the image profiles defined in this dialog can be used.

Default Parameter

These parameters will be used as default values when initializing.

Best Quality

If this parameter is enabled, images are generated in best possible quality. Note that this can influence the frame rate of the live stream for a couple of seconds. Activate this parameter when using high-resolution images.

Profiles & Options

Note

Click on the More button at the bottom of the dialog to display all options for all profiles.

For each profile, set the following parameters in the Image Profiles dialog:

Parameter

Description

Image Profile n

Enter a unique image profile name. This name will be displayed in the FTP Profiles and Email Profiles dialogs in the Image Profile field.

Valid characters are letters, digits, dot, comma and underscore.

Camera Selection

Select the image sensor you would like to use. Set the image sensor to Right, Left, Both and Live Image.

Live Image always uses the current live image, as it is displayed on the Live screen of the camera. The Auto option is not available on Day&Night models; select Live Image if you need this feature.

Image Size

Sets the image format.

Display Mode

Use this parameter to control what the camera shows:

Full Image

Shows the original (full) image of the sensor (distortion is not corrected for Fisheye lenses).

Picture in Picture

Shows a small preview image of the second image sensor.

Picture in Zoom

Displays a small overview image in the zoomed image.

Lens Correction

Shows the corrected image from a non-hemispheric lens in 4:3 format.

Normal

Shows the corrected image from a hemispheric lens in 4:3 format.

Surround

Displays four images with independent views. This mode is not available if both image sensors are used side-by-side!

Panorama

Shows a panorama image in 8-to-3 format.

Double Panorama

Shows two panorama images in 8-to-3 format (one on top of the other).

Panorama/Focus

Shows one panorama image in 8-to-3 format and two normal 4-to-3 images below.

Note

Note that - depending on the camera model - some of these features may not be available!

Screen

Select the stored view you would like to use. A view is the combination of a direction and a zoom factor. When using display modes with several views, all dependent views are loaded automatically (e.g., the Surround display modes loads the selected and the three subsequent views).

JPEG Quality

Select the desired image quality. The higher the image quality, the larger the transferred image file will be. The recommended setting is 60%.

Mirroring

Specify whether the image will be mirrored in horizontal, vertical or in both directions.

Rotation

Select the rotation of the image. The rotation can be set in steps of 90 degrees.

Sharpness

Changes the image sharpness.

Text Display

Set the display of text in the image to Off, On or Date & time. Set the parameters for Text background color and Opacity of background color to the desired values.

Text Color

Sets the color for text that is displayed in the image.

Background Color

Sets the text background color.

Background Opacity

Sets the opacity of the text background color.

Date and Time

Sets the desired time format.

Comment

Any text you would to show in the image can also contain placeholders and variables.

Text Font Size

Sets the size of the text that is displayed in the image.

Logo Profile

Select one or more logos to display in every transferred image from this list box. Note that some of these logos may be deactivated or not available for the selected resolution of this custom format.

Logos that are forced for this resolution in the Logo Profiles dialog cannot be disabled here. They will always be displayed in the image.

Adding a Profile

Click on the Add new profile button at the bottom of the dialog to create a new profile. Overtype the proposed name with a name that describes the profile as good as possible; this name is used to identify the profile in other dialogs (e.g. the detail view of the action groups).

Deleting Profiles

In order to delete a profile, activate the Delete checkbox at the top of the profile. The profile will be deleted as soon as you click on Set at the bottom of the dialog.


Storing the Configuration

Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the next reboot of the camera.

Click on the Factory button to load the factory defaults for this dialog (this button may not be present in all dialogs).

Click on the Restore button to undo your most recent changes that have not been stored in the camera permanently.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.


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