In the packaging you will find the instructions of the NetcamViewer Monitor.
On each page in the NetcamViewer Monitor menu you'll find a question mark on the right corner of your screen. When selected you'll find the extensive configuration guide for that page.
You can operate NetcamViewer Monitor via a web browser on any device with a network connection on the same network as to which NetcamViewer Monitor is connected. To do this, enter the host name or IP address of NetcamViewer Monitor in the address bar of your browser.
You can find the IP address and host the name of your NetcamViewer Monitor at the bottom left of the screen after switching the unit on.
If you do not have access to the screen, you can find NetcamViewer Monitor by doing an IP scan of your entire network. For Windows, we recommend the program 'Advanced IP Scanner'.
If the NetcamViewer Monitor can be accessed it will be shown as Raspberry Pi.
From the menu on the left you can make the following selections:
When you select the option ''settings'' you will arrive at this screen:
Here you can, among other things:
From the menu on the left choose the option ''my IP-cameras''.
Using the + sign you can add a camera or a sequence of cameras to NetcamViewer Monitor.
For every additional camera you add a new tile becomes visible which contains mulitple functions:
You can reset NetcamViewer Monitor to the original factory default settings without username and password by entering the URL shown below in a web browser that is able to acces the unit. You need to disconnect the HDMI cable from the unit and NetcamViewer Monitor must be configured for display via HDMI.
Replace [IP-ADDRESS] with the IP address or host name of your NetcamViewer Monitor.
When succesful, NetcamViewer Monitor will restart and display its IP address on the monitor.
NOTE: YOU WILL LOSE ALL SETTINGS. THIS CANNOT BE UNDONE.
That is possible, you can do this by following these steps:
The default configuration for NetcamViewer Monitor is to receive its IP settings via DHCP.
You can always find the IP address and the host name where you can reach the unit on the monitor screen when no camera is being displayed.
If you prefer to give NetcamViewer Monitor a fixed IP address then you can enable this and enter the appropriate details and then click okay.
The easiest way to display images via NetcamViewer Monitor is to choose the camera brand and enter the IP address, username and password.
If this does not lead to the desired result, the following step-by-step plan can be used:
In doing so, omit the various variables and the ">".
Standard the communication between the TV or monitor and the NetcamViewer Monitor takes place via the HDMI cable.
If the automatic settings are not correct it is possible to change them via the API HDMI mode.
The default state of the NetcamViewer Monitor is set to group 0: auto detect. The groups (if group 1 or 2 is specified) must be used together with the appropriate mode.
The most common group is 1 (CEA).
The most common resolutions are 1080p and 720p, both on 60Hz.
This results in the following common API commands:
http://[IPADRESS]/commands/set-hdmi/1-4 (for 720p)
Afterwards the NetcamViewer Monitor will restart.
A complete list of groups and modes you will find at the end of this article.
Information about the connected monitor or TV can be retrieved with the command below (if there is no multi view displayed)
Use the modes 'preferred' or 'native'.
Tip: PAL countries were historically 50Hz and NTSC countries 60Hz. However all newer HDMI tvs standard will be 60Hz.
|0||Auto-detect from EDID|
|3||480p||60Hz||16:9 aspect ratio|
|7||480i||60Hz||16:9 aspect ratio|
|9||240p||60Hz||16:9 aspect ratio|
|11||480i||60Hz||pixel quadrupling, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|13||240p||60Hz||pixel quadrupling, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|15||480p||60Hz||pixel doubling, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|18||576p||50Hz||16:9 aspect ratio|
|22||576i||50Hz||16:9 aspect ratio|
|24||288p||50Hz||16:9 aspect ratio|
|26||576i||50Hz||pixel quadrupling, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|28||288p||50Hz||pixel quadrupling, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|30||576p||50Hz||pixel doubling, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|36||480p||60Hz||pixel quadrupling, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|38||576p||50Hz||pixel quadrupling, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|43||576p||100Hz||16:9 aspect ratio|
|45||576i||100Hz||16:9 aspect ratio|
|49||480p||120Hz||16:9 aspect ratio|
|51||480i||120Hz||16:9 aspect ratio|
|53||576p||200Hz||16:9 aspect ratio|
|55||576i||200Hz||16:9 aspect ratio|
|57||480p||240Hz||16:9 aspect ratio|
|59||480i||240Hz||16:9 aspect ratio|
|15||1024x768||43Hz||incompatible with the Raspberry Pi|
This can be cause by a number of things, please check the following settings to resolve this issue.
1. Confirm that your maximum camera resolution is not set above the maximum of 1920 x 1080p
2. Confirm that you are using the correct camera login credentials in the NCV-monitor and that the user has administrator rights in the camera.
3. Confirm the set streaming codec is set to either MJPEG or H.264.
4. Check the camera manufacturers website for the correct http/rtsp ports.
5. If using the advanced method of adding a camera make sure to look up the correct way to create a RTSP link for your specific camera model and brand.
NetcamViewer Monitor supports the implementation of various functions via a simple HTTP command. THis way a connection can be established between NetcamViewer Monitor and external equipment such as camera I/O's, Network I/O's or home automation equipment.
In the explanation of the API of NetcamViewer Monitor we assume that you already have the IP address or hostname.
Perform a HTTP command:
Available HTTP API Commands:
|hard-reset||Reset NetcamViewer to factory settings to factory settings . Accessible without a password. Only works if HDMI cable is pulled out.||http://10.10.0.25/commands/hard-reset|
View all configured cameras and (multi-views).
Optional the format can be specified: json, csv or xml
|play||VIEW_ID[-TIME]||Start a camera or (multi-)view corresponding to the ID from the list-views overview.||
Start the view with ID "5"
Start the view with ID "5" for 20 seconds.
|play-sound||Plays a notification sound via HDMI / mini-jack|
|play-startup-view||Starting startup-view (if set)|
|get-snapshot||Screenshot of the NetcamViewer Monitor display|
|enable-remote-support||Enabling Remote Support function. Accessible without a password.|
|disable-remote-support||Disable Remote Support function. Accessible without a password.|