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Defining Softbuttons

On the left side of the user level screens (Live, Player and Multi View) you can find several softbuttons, some of which have been pre-defined in the factory.

You can customize these buttons in order to facilitate certain work processes or to simplify the access to certain actions or dialogs. For example, you can define a softbutton for calling the URL of an external alarm plan in an emergency or for sending IP Notify messages to other computers or cameras. Also, you can use these buttons to control the features of the pan/tilt head via the serial interface.

Defining Softbuttons

In order to edit a softbutton, you have the following possibilities:

Configuring a Softbutton

Hold [Shift] down and click on one of the softbuttons on the Live, Player or Multi View screens.

Set the function for the softbutton:

List Box Description
Replace button with

Specify the action to be performed.

Replace button with Replaces the current softbutton feature by the one selected in the right list.
Insert button above: Inserts a new softbutton with the function defined in the right list above the selected button.
Insert button below: Inserts a new softbutton with the function defined in the right list underneath the selected button.
Delete this button Deletes the selected softbutton from the softbutton menu.
No function Select a function for the selected softbutton.

Execute a command:

Command Description

Click on this button to temporarily store the configuration of this softbutton.

Note: Always remember to permanently store any modifications of the configuration in the Store current configuration into flash memory dialog so that the buttons will remain available even after rebooting the camera.
Default Menu Click on this button to reset the menu of this page to its factory default settings.
Copy Menu Click on this button to copy the menu of this page to the other side of the camera.
Define Function Displays the Configure Softbuttons dialog so that you can edit the features in the list as described under Editing Softbutton Features.

Editing Softbutton Functions

Use the Manage Softbutton Functions dialog to manage the softbutton functions.

Column Description
Name Enter a short unique name that can be selected later on in the feature list of the Define Softbutton dialog.
Color Set the color of the softbutton.
Function Select the desired function.
Parameters Some features require parameters. Once you have selected a feature, the related parameters are displayed here. Use spaces to separate multiple parameters and enter the parameter values with preceding "=" characters.
Options To delete a softbutton, click on the Delete option and confirm your selection by clicking on the Set button.


Storing the Configuration

Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the camera is rebooted.

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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