Flussonic Iris web interface
All basic camera settings are available in the Iris web interface. To open the web interface, type the camera IP address in the address bar of any browser on a computer or mobile phone connected to the same local network as the camera.
The authorization page opens. The default login and password are
admin / admin. At the first login the camera will prompt to change the password: this is a necessary measure of security.
The main page of the Iris web interface opens after you enter the username and password. Here you can view the video and use controls:
- Download a screenshot of a live stream in JPG format
- Control PTZ
Select the quality of the displayed video (HI for high quality main stream or LOW for low quality sub stream)
The default parameters of the main stream (HI) are Full HD resolution and 512 Mbps bitrate. Such settings allow reducing the network load and the archive size. However, in some cases this can lead to unsatisfactory quality. If the default video quality does not meet your requirements, try increasing the bitrate to 1 or 2 Mbps in the Image section.
Camera settings are available on control panel in the top of the page:
The following settings are available in the Network section:
- Camera name: the name of the camera that will be displayed by default when adding/searching a camera in the Watcher app.
- MAC: read-only hardware camera ID.
- Main stream URL: read-only address of the main stream on the camera; can be used when adding the camera manually (if it is on the same LAN with the streamer).
- Sub stream URL: read-only address of the sub stream on the camera; can be used when adding the camera manually (if it is on the same LAN with the streamer).
- Snapshot stream URL: read-only address to get JPG screenshots from. This address can be entered in the additional camera settings if necessary.
- DHCP: automatic assignment of IP address and other network settings. If the box is unchecked, manual setting of the following network parameters becomes available: IP address, Subnet mask, Gateway, Port, Primary DNS, Secondary DNS.
- Allow RTSP UDP: enables video transmission over UDP. This transmission method is more "unreliable" than the default TCP because the transport layer does not provide data integrity. On the other hand, it provides faster data transfer and lower latency, and in case of low loss and high frame rate, the video will be smoother.
- RTSP port: the port for transmitting video over RTSP. By default, the standard port 554 is used; it is not recommended to change it unnecessarily.
- Device ID: the camera serial number.
In the Image section provides settings for the main stream, sub stream and snapshot (also called thumbnail or screenshot) stream.
Video stream settings are the same:
- Resolution px: stream resolution in pixels
- Bitrate kb/s: video stream bitrate in kbps
- Codec: video codec in use
- FPS: frame rate
- Sound: enabling or disabling sound, volume control
- Compression: audio codec in use
- Bitrate: audio stream bitrate
- Day/night mode: switch between modes with or without IR light.
- Brightness: image brightness adjustment.
- Contrast: image contrast level adjustment.
- Saturation: color saturation adjustment.
- Hue: color density adjustment.
- Time: select Auto for automated exposure adjustment or specific custom value from 1/2 to 1/8000.
- Compensation: the degree of exposure compensation depending on the lighting.
- Speed: shutter speed.
- Strategy: the condition for automatic selection of exposure parameters determines which artifacts in the image should be avoided in the first place: highlight or shadows.
- Mode: fixed frame rate or slow shutter.
- Enabled: check the box to avoid flickering frames due to the frequency of artificial lighting.
- Frequency: select a frequency that matches your local power supply. If you do not know this value, try both options and choose one that allows to avoid flickering.
- Preference: flicker reduction or absence of overexposure.
- Sharpen enabled: check the box to enable image enhancement algorithm.
- Sharpen auto: check the box to enable automatic image enhancement.
- GOP: the interval between keyframes. The shorter the interval, the higher the video quality and the higher the bitrate.
OSD: the settings for subtitles over the video. First check the Enable OSD box, then click OSD Editor to setup OST parameters:
You can upload your logo, choose the date and time format and add static text (for example, a short description of the camera). As you select the displayed items, they will appear over the image. Drag and drop them to the desired position. When you finish placing the elements, click Save settings then Close.
The following parameters are available for screenshots:
- Resolution: size of transmitted screenshots in pixels.
- Codec: image format, JPEG by default.
The following settings are available in the Alarm section:
- Motion detection: whether to use motion detection on the camera with event transmission over ONVIF. Please refer here to learn how to receive and use such events in Watcher.
- Threshold: the motion detector sensitivity to the size of the moving object. The lower the number, the smaller objects will be detected.
- Advanced settings allow you to set parameters for sending events via SMTP. The peculiarities of this method for receiving events as well as the procedure for setting up on a camera with Agent are described here.
The following options are available in the Iris main menu in the upper right corner of the web interface:
- Change password: the option to change administrator's password.
- Exit button to log out of the web interface
- Language: selecting the language of the web interface.
- Reboot: reboot the camera. After rebooting, you will need to re-login the web interface.
User administration: opens a form for managing users and their permissions on the camera. You can add, edit or remove users (except for the administrator).
Update firmware: one of the ways to update the firmware on your camera.
- Information about the versions of the software installed on the camera.