CAMERA SETUP - TX | TX2 | TX3 DVR Systems EASY START GUIDE: Basic Camera Setup Right click the main screen to bring up the option list and select “Menu” - you will be prompted to enter your password in order to advance.  Enter the default password  “admin12345” and then click the enter button, followed by clicking OK.  After clicking OK you will see the main system Menu.  Click the Camera menu option. This will open the Camera Management menu onto the Camera setting tab.  From here you can make the system use TVI or AHD on each channel.  To switch a camera to AHD simple uncheck the TVI box on the desired channel, this will allow you to select the AHD option for theat channel. Please note that changing to AHD must be done in pairs, i.e. Ch 1 + 2, Ch 3+4 and so one.  These systems also support 1-2 channels of IP (2MP Max TX & TX3, 5MP Max TX2) depending on the model purchased  If you are adding IP cameras to the system, click the IP Camera tab on the top of the screen.  The IP cameras need to be on the same network infrastructure and subnet as the DVR (refer to the guides on setting up the network on the DVR and SADP tool for more help).  If you see a screen like the one below, you will need to double check your network settings for both the cameras and the DVR - this screen shows that the DVR does not see any IP cameras on the network. If the DVR and IP cameras are setup correctly you will see a list of all of the camera similar to the screen below.  You can hit the “Plus” icon under the Add/Delete column to add Armix IP cameras to the NVR.  If you are trying to manually setup your cameras or if your are adding ONVIF cameras from a different manufacturer, please refer to the help guide on Manually Adding IP Cameras.  Click back to go back to the Main Menu and click the Record Icon.  When the Record menu appears click the Parameters tab on the left sidebar. Here you will see the recording parameters for the first camera, the camera’s number is listed as a letter and number inside brackets ex. [A1]. The main settings you will want to focus on here is Resolution, Bitrate Type, Frame Rate, & Max Bitrate (Kbps).  First check the resolution and make sure it’s on the maximum resolution - in this case it is 1920*1080 (1080P).  The Bitrate Type is either constant or variable, you can leave this option as the default of Constant which makes the bitrate is fixed.  If you change it to Variable then the option for Video Quality becomes available.  The default is Medium (recommended is either Higher or Highest).  This allows for a variable bit rate that changes with the amount of on-screen activity.    The Frame Rate is number of frame or images saved per second.  Higher FPS uses more storage space vs low FPS, pick the best balance for what the camera is looking at. Click on Substream to bring up the substream settings for the the camera, this is used when displaying multiple cameras on the Live View to reduce the CPU load, by default the resolution is 352*240 (CIF), I would recommend changing this to either 704*480 (4CIF) or 980*480 (WD1). You can either repeat these steps for each camera or you can use the copy function.  In the copy function you can either select individual cameras or select all in this window.  Please keep in mind that both Record stream and the Substream need to have this done individually.  Click apply before changing between tabs.         
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CAMERA SETUP - TX | TX2 | TX3 DVR Systems EASY START GUIDE: Basic Camera Setup Right click the main screen to bring up the option list and select “Menu” - you will be prompted to enter your password in order to advance.  Enter the default password  “admin12345” and then click the enter button, followed by clicking OK.  After clicking OK you will see the main system Menu.  Click the Camera menu option. This will open the Camera Management menu onto the Camera setting tab.  From here you can make the system use TVI or AHD on each channel.  To switch a camera to AHD simple uncheck the TVI box on the desired channel, this will allow you to select the AHD option for theat channel. Please note that changing to AHD must be done in pairs, i.e. Ch 1 + 2, Ch 3+4 and so one.  These systems also support 1-2 channels of IP (2MP Max TX & TX3, 5MP Max TX2) depending on the model purchased  If you are adding IP cameras to the system, click the IP Camera tab on the top of the screen.  The IP cameras need to be on the same network infrastructure and subnet as the DVR (refer to the guides on setting up the network on the DVR and SADP tool for more help).  If you see a screen like the one below, you will need to double check your network settings for both the cameras and the DVR - this screen shows that the DVR does not see any IP cameras on the network. If the DVR and IP cameras are setup correctly you will see a list of all of the camera similar to the screen below.  You can hit the “Plus” icon under the Add/Delete column to add Armix IP cameras to the NVR.  If you are trying to manually setup your cameras or if your are adding ONVIF cameras from a different manufacturer, please refer to the help guide on Manually Adding IP Cameras.  Click back to go back to the Main Menu and click the Record Icon.  When the Record menu appears click the Parameters tab on the left sidebar. Here you will see the recording parameters for the first camera, the camera’s number is listed as a letter and number inside brackets ex. [A1]. The main settings you will want to focus on here is Resolution, Bitrate Type, Frame Rate, & Max Bitrate (Kbps).  First check the resolution and make sure it’s on the maximum resolution - in this case it is 1920*1080 (1080P).  The Bitrate Type is either constant or variable, you can leave this option as the default of Constant which makes the bitrate is fixed.  If you change it to Variable then the option for Video Quality becomes available.  The default is Medium (recommended is either Higher or Highest).  This allows for a variable bit rate that changes with the amount of on-screen activity.    The Frame Rate is number of frame or images saved per second.  Higher FPS uses more storage space vs low FPS, pick the best balance for what the camera is looking at. Click on Substream to bring up the substream settings for the the camera, this is used when displaying multiple cameras on the Live View to reduce the CPU load, by default the resolution is 352*240 (CIF), I would recommend changing this to either 704*480 (4CIF) or 980*480 (WD1). You can either repeat these steps for each camera or you can use the copy function.  In the copy function you can either select individual cameras or select all in this window.  Please keep in mind that both Record stream and the Substream need to have this done individually.  Click apply before changing between tabs.