Note that on some newer versions of the equipment some of these settings are accessible from the recorder's interface as well. We are demonstrating the original method for compatibility purposes.
Logging in to the camera
Ensure that you are on a Windows PC that is directly connected to the same network as the NVR. Start by opening the Swannview Link for Windows application. The application will start and display all the connected devices on the network. The application will show both your recorder and all the cameras connected to it.
Double-click to select the camera as shown above. The entries on the right sidebar will change to reflect the camera information. Enter the password (default:12345) and hit Login.
Once the camera is logged in, you will see an interface quite similar to logging in to the NVR. However, the UI has changed slightly, notably the addition of the Advanced Settings section on the right sidebar. The Basic Settings will already be open which modifies the standard image values. We will not be covering those in this document. However, there are the options to mirror and flip the image here that are normally not visible from the recorder. The Device Settings button at the top will access the other configuration on the camera, such as recording quality, network information and firmware version. Quite a number of those settings are the same as the recorder, but some will provide different information as the pages now reference the camera rather than the recorder.
Camera Settings and Information
By accessing Device Settings and selecting System > System Information we can see the version of the camera. The important information here is the Build No. and the Details fields. This will be helpful if you are being assisted by Technical Support to determine if there is an update for your camera.
Advanced Image Settings
On the right sidebar we see the Advanced Settings menu. Opening up the Advanced Settings shows some of the advanced camera options for modifying how the camera processes images.
This setting is primarily concerned with artificial lighting in an indoor situation. The options are quite simple, pick the same frequency as your mains power. Outdoor can be set for outside use, but is generally not necessary.
It is recommended that you leave this setting on Auto however if nothing else is improving your picture you can try some of the settings here. Most wrong settings here will result in you achieving an all-white image. It is almost impossible to set a manual exposure setting that will be useful for all times of the day.
This is a minor post-processing adjustment. Usually changing this has little effect so the recommendation is to leave it on Auto.
You can use this setting to force the camera into Day or Night mode. There are also the 2 automatic selection modes, based on colour or gain level.