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The MultiView Screen of the MOBOTIX Camera

The MultiView screen provides a way of grouping several cameras in different patterns or shows one camera with its latest events.

The Elements of the MultiView Screen

Hold your mouse over the elements of the user interface to see the bubble help. Click on the element to go to the description.

Camera Name Live Player MultiView Open Help Camera Information Softbuttons Softbuttons Zoom buttons Select MultiView screen New MultiView screen MultiView screen name Start/stop MultiView Camera 1 (320x240) Camera 2 (320x240) Camera 3 (320x240) Camera 4 (320x240)

Element Descriptions

Elements of the Title Bar

Name Element Description
Camera Name

Shows the camera name as set in the Quick Installation wizard or in the Ethernet Interface dialog in the Camera name field.

MultiView screen name

Displays the name of the current multi view as set in the MultiView Screens dialog.

Open Help Back to the overview

Opens the online help for the current screen or dialog. If no help page is available, the Help page will be displayed.

Camera Information Back to the overview

Displays information on the hardware, software and the most important settings of the camera.

Screens of the Camera

Name Element Description
Live Back to the overview

The Live screen of the MOBOTIX camera displays the current images of the camera.

Use the dropdown menus to access certain functions of the image controls and the camera administration or open the Setup Menu to see links to all image and event control dialogs.

The Admin Menu (password-protected) contains all dialogs for configuring the camera.

See also: The Live Screen
Player Back to the overview

Use the Player screen to view and download the events stored in the internal or the external image storage of the camera.

See also: The Player
MultiView Back to the overview

Use the MultiView screen to combine several cameras in different patterns and to assign special functions (highlighting, focus on alarm, ...) for the individual cameras.

Guest Back to the overview

The Guest screen allows viewing the camera's live image, setting the frame rate within the preset limits and accessing the Live screen by clicking on the Menu link at the bottom of the page.

See also: The Guest Screen
PDA Back to the overview

The PDA screen displays the camera's current image for low-resolution devices (PDAs/MDAs and mobile phones).

If you would like to see a list of events on your PDA and download event images, open the PDA Event List.

See also: The PDA Screen

Image Control Elements

Name Element Description
Stop / Restart Back to the overview

Use these buttons to stop or restart the display of images from all cameras shown on this MultiView screen.

Select MultiView screen Back to the overview

Select the desired MultiView screen from the pulldown list.

Define new screen Back to the overview

Click on this link to define a new MultiView screen.

The Softbuttons

Name Element Description

The softbuttons at the left-hand side of the screen execute certain functions, most of which can be used by users with User level access.

If you have administrative access to the camera, you may assign new functions to existing softbuttons by [Shift]-clicking the desired softbutton.

See also: Defining Softbuttons
Managing Users and Passwords
Admin Menu

Opens the Administration menu of the MOBOTIX camera, allowing you to change the most important system settings. You need a user name and password of an admins user group (Users and Passwords dialog) to access this menu.

Setup Menu

Opens the Setup menu with its dialogs for changing the image and event settings.

Arm & Record:
(Arm the camera and start recording)

This wizard arms the camera, activates event recording, the camera microphone, the MxPEG video codec, one video motion detection window, the User Click event, the visual alarm and opens the Multiview screen of the camera.

Audio on
(Activates audio from the camera)

This Wizard activates the camera microphone and the audio output on the computer (only when using Internet Explorer on Windows computers).

MxPEG on
(Activates the MxPEG video codec)

This softbutton activates the MxPEG video codec, which guarantees fast transmission of video and audio data while using as little bandwidth as possible.

MxPEG off
(Deactivates the MxPEG video codec)

This softbutton deactivates the MxPEG video codec in order to produce JPEG images with the best possible quality. This is the preferred setting for webcam applications.

High Quality
(High quality images)

Uses the highest possible quality when reading the image sensor.

Normal Quality
(Normal quality images)

Uses the preselected default quality when reading the image sensor.

UC Event:
(User Click event)

This softbutton triggers the User Click (UC) event.

LEDs Blink
(Blinking of the camera LEDs)

This softbutton will prompt the camera to blink with its camera LEDs for five seconds.

Play Sound:
(Play back a sound on the camera speaker)

This softbutton plays back a sound on the camera speaker. For additional information on recording and using your own audio messages, see the Manage Audio Messages help page.

Play Last Event:
(Plays back the last event)

Plays back the last event recorded by the camera.

Event List
(Event list)

Click on this button to display the Event List dialog. This dialog displays a list with the last 20 events with the corresponding navigation links.

Click on one event link to show the corresponding event image in the player or select a date and time to list the events of that point in time.


The Multiwatcher displays the live/event images of this and other MOBOTIX cameras via a "proxy camera". This means that only one camera needs to be accessible from outside of the network and this camera allows you to see live images and event lists of this and other cameras within the network.

Zoom buttons

Use these buttons to control the digital zoom and the panning functions for moving the visible area within a zoomed image:

1x Zoom
Switches the digital zoom off and returns to the regular camera view. This setting will deactivate the Center Pan.
Zoom +
Increases the zoom level (i.e. enlarges the size of the displayed objects). From zoom level [1.1x] on, clicking in the image will move the visible image area within the full image.
Zoom -
Reduces the zoom level (i.e. reduces the size of the displayed objects).
Center Pan
Moves the visible image area to the center of the full image, if zoom level [1.1x] or higher has been activated.
Set Default View
Sets the current image area and the current zoom level as default view. If Exposure Windows are used to control exposure, the window's current position will also be saved.
Load Default View
Loads the image area and the zoom level that had been saved using the Set Default View button.
Note: If you would like to load the default view you just saved using Set Default View and any exposure windows even after the next reboot, make sure that you store the current configuration in the flash memory.
See also: General Image Settings
The Best Frame Rate

The Image Area

Name Element Description
Image area Back to the overview

The image area shows the images of one or more cameras, as defined in the Configure MultiView Screens dialog. In addition, you may choose from the following options:

  • [Shift]-click on one of the image areas to open the Configure MultiView Image Area dialog for this area.
  • Clicking one of the image areas will open the camera, provided that it actually is a MOBOTIX camera.
See also: Multi View Screens

Store to Flash

Changes to the MultiView screen that you performed in the MultiView Screens dialog or by [Shift]-clicking one of the image areas will only be valid until the next reboot of the camera. If you have administrative access to the camera, you should store the current configuration into flash memory.

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