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MOBOTIX Camera Software News

This page lists the most important changes for software version MX-V3.4.2.16 since version MX-V3.3.2.3.

Notes:

Enhancements and Improvements

3 Megapixel Image Format and Additional TV Image Formats

This software version can generate images in 3 Megapixel resolution (QXGA, 2048x1536 pixels). This resolution can be used for live video and for recording one image sensor. It is most useful on cameras with 3 Megapixel sensors (factory IP addresses 10.3.x.x and higher). If you need dual images from a dual camera, the maximum resolution of each image sensor is limited to MEGA (1280x960 pixels). You can select QXGA resolution using either the Resolution Quick Control in the camera's Live screen or in the Setup Menu > General Image Settings dialog.

The following new standard image formats are available with this version:

Recording to Flash Devices

This feature allows using recording on non-volatile storage media, i.e. either the factory-integrated Flash storage in the camera or a USB storage device (stick or harddisk)! For this purpose, the MOBOTIX MxFFS file system has been developed, which guarantees optimum performance and high reliability. You can select one of these new storage methods—just like when storing to an external file server—in the Admin Menu > Storage on External File Server / Flash Device dialog.

Make sure that you understand the following hints before you use this feature:

Custom Image Sections and Sizes

This feature allows defining an image section of any size as well as the desired resolution of that image section! To do so, set the next higher image resolution that completely contains the desired resolution, e.g. XGA. Next, draw a rectangle over the desired image section ([Shift]-click, then click) and select Resolution > Custom Size in the Quick Controls of the Live screen to use the current setting. As an alternative, you can also use the Setup Menu > General Image Settings dialog to configure this feature.

When using graphical means to define the image section, a [Shift]-click, [Ctrl]-click (instead of [Shift]-click, click) will draw a rectangle that always has the same ratio of width to height as the currently displayed image.

Using this method, you can create image sections with any desired ratio of width to height—even squares are possible.

Improved Settings of the Video Motion (VM) Windows

The following additional parameters, which control the triggering behavior can be added to the definitions of every VM window (the sequence of the parameters is of no importance any more):

Example:

0,540,380,200,200,a=25,am=80,s=5

Improved Video Codec for SIP Transmissions to Video Phones

Since the basic codec settings have been further optimized, the camera can now easier establish SIP video connections to video phones.

Improved Error Notification

The file server tests when storing video on an external file server can now be started with a delay after rebooting the camera. This allows adjusting a nightly camera reboot to a reboot of a NAS system used for recording, for example. Use the Startup Delay parameter in the Admin Menu > Storage Failure Detection dialog to configure this feature.

The new Admin Menu > Error Notification dialog provides several options for getting notifications on errors that are detected within the different systems of the camera by e-mail, FTP or network messages as well as sound and visual means. In addition, you can define notifications, which the camera sends in case of unexpected reboots (i.e. reboots not triggered by the user).

Improved Multiwatcher

The Multiwatcher configuration dialog now opens the camera list in a separate window. In addition, the camera immediately verifies the camera user name and password information.

State of the Signal Output After Rebooting Can Be Set

When configuring the signal output of the camera, you can now set a default state (On or Off) after a camera reboot. Previously, the signal output had always been set to Off after rebooting.

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