Configuring Uniview Live View

by Geoffrey Lomas

This guide is about the Live View tab of Uniview NVRs. What each button does and how to configure it to your preference.

Uniview's Live View tab is the first screen displayed after you set up your Security Kit. It is also the tab that is selected each time you log in. The left sidebar contains the names of the network video adapters and cameras being managed by it. Clicking any of the cameras will begin the Live View.

In this setup, we have a Uniview 4 Channel Network Video Recorder: 8MP (4K Ultra HD) [NVR301-04-P4 with a Uniview Security Camera: 5MP Starlight Turret, IP67 [IPC3615ER3-ADUPF28M] attached to it.

The button next to each camera allows you to toggle through different video-streams.

  • Main Stream - Offers the highest video quality and is the stream being recorder and committed to the storage.
  • Sub Stream - Offers lower quality than the main-stream and is ideal for the same-network access via browser or NVRs.
  • Triple Stream - Offers the lowest quality video streaming which is ideal for remote and mobile access. This allows for faster playback and streaming.

The button found on the very end of this sidebar allows you to navigate and control the video-streams.

  • Start/Stop All Live View - When clicked, this activates or deactivates the video-streams on all cameras being displayed on this tab. This will not stop the camera from recording or operating. Only the display of the stream on this tab is affected.
  • Prev/Next Screen - When clicked, this toggles the video-stream from one camera to the previous or next one respectively.

The main feature of the Live View tab is how it allows you to monitor and interact with all of the cameras connected to this NVR.

The buttons on the bottom-left of the screen allow you to Switch Screen modes. This can be toggled between showing only one video-stream to showing all. In this case, as I am only operating with one camera, I will set this to one so that I can utilise the entire screen. The other button is similar to the one found next to the cameras on the sidebar, they allow you to change the stream being displayed. You can select which camera to interact with by clicking on their video feed. A light-coloured border will indicate which camera is being used.

Now that the Switch Screen and Video Stream has been configured. I now get a decent quality Live View which does not waste screen space and network utility.

The buttons found on the bottom right allows you to operate the camera selected.

The functions of each button, from left to right are as follows:

  • Snapshot: Saves a snapshot of the video feed to your device. A notification will appear on the top of the display that lets you know where the newly created screenshot is located. 
  • Start/Stop Local Recording: Creates a recording of the video feed to your device. A notification will appear on the top of the display that lets you know where the newly created recording is located.
  • Enable/Disable Digital Zoom: Enables or disables the ability to zoom in and out of the video feed.
    • Mouse-Wheel Up: Zoom in.
    • Mouse-Wheel Down: Zoom out.
    • Left-Click Drag: While not zoomed, drag to make a box you want to zoom in. While zoomed, drag to navigate the video.
    • Right-Click: Reset zoom.
  • Show/Hide the PTZ control panel: This allows control of the motorized zoom on PTZ or Varifocal lens cameras. Allow you to access the Control Panel where available.
  • Open Control Panel - Where applicable, opens the control panel.
  • Audio and Volume: Controls the audio playback and volume of audio-input cameras.
  • Start/Stop Two-Way Audio: Allows two-way conversation using audio-input and audio-output cameras.
  • Start/Stop 3D Positioning: 3D positioning allow you to get more details of a certain part of images by zooming in. This, unlike digital zoom, leads to no quality loss.
  • Full-Screen: Toggles Full-Screen view of the video stream.

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