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The MultiView Screen of the MOBOTIX Camera

Table of Contents
The MultiView Screen of the MOBOTIX Camera
The Elements of the MultiView Screen
Elements of the Title Bar
Screens of the Camera
Image Control Elements
The Softbuttons
The Image Area
Store Configuration

The MultiView screen provides a way of grouping several cameras in different patterns or shows one camera with its latest events.

The Elements of the MultiView Screen

Hold your mouse over the elements of the user interface to see the bubble help. Click on the element to go to the description.

Camera Model Camera Name Live Player MultiView Open Help Camera Information Camera 1 (320x240) Camera 2 (320x240) Camera 3 (320x240) Camera 4 (320x240) Select MultiView screen New MultiView screen MultiView Screen Name Start/stop MultiView Softbuttons Softbuttons Zoom buttons

Elements of the Title Bar




Camera Model


Displays the model of the MOBOTIX camera.

Camera Name


Shows the camera name as set in the Quick Installation wizard or in the Ethernet Interface dialog in the Camera name field.

MultiView Screen Name


Displays the name of the current MultiView as set in the MultiView Screens dialog.

Open Help

Opens the online help for the current screen or dialog. If no help page is available, the Table of Contents page will be displayed.

Camera Information

Displays information on the hardware, software and the most important settings of the camera.

Screens of the Camera





The Live screen of the MOBOTIX camera displays the current images of the camera.

Use the dropdown menus to access certain functions of the image controls and the camera administration or open the Setup Menu to see links to all image and event control dialogs.

The Admin Menu (password-protected) contains all dialogs for configuring the camera.

See also

The Live View


Use the Player screen to view and download the events stored in the internal or the external image storage of the camera.

See also

The Player


Use the MultiView screen to combine several cameras in different patterns and to assign special functions (highlighting, focus on alarm, ...) for the individual cameras.


The Guest screen allows viewing the camera's live image, setting the frame rate within the preset limits and accessing the Live screen by clicking on the Menu link at the bottom of the page.

See also

The Guest Screen

Image Control Elements




Stop / Restart

Use these buttons to stop or restart the display of images from all cameras shown on this MultiView screen.

Select MultiView screen

Select the desired MultiView screen from the pulldown list.

Define new screen

Click on this link to define a new MultiView screen.

The Softbuttons





The softbuttons at the left-hand side of the screen execute certain functions, most of which can be used by users with User level access.

If you have administrative access to the camera, you can assign new functions to existing softbuttons by [Shift]-clicking the desired softbutton.

Admin Menu

Opens the Administration menu of the MOBOTIX camera, allowing you to change the most important system settings. You need a user name and password of an admins user group (Users and Passwords dialog) to access this menu.

Setup Menu

Opens the Setup menu with its dialogs for changing the image and event settings.

Arm & Record

This wizard arms the camera, activates event recording, the camera microphone, the MxPEG video codec, one Video Motion Detection window, the User Click event, the visual alarm and opens the MultiView screen of the camera.

Audio on

This Wizard activates the camera microphone and the audio output on the computer (only when using Internet Explorer on Windows computers).

MxPEG on (MxPEG on)

This softbutton activates the MxPEG video codec, which guarantees fast transmission of video and audio data while using as little bandwidth as possible.

MxPEG off (MxPEG off)

This softbutton deactivates the MxPEG video codec in order to produce JPEG images with the best possible quality. This is the preferred setting for webcam applications.

Open Door

This softbutton triggers the door opener (door station only).

Light ON/OFF

This softbutton button turns the lights on or off (door station only).

UC Event ("User Click")

This softbutton triggers the User Click (UC) event.

This softbutton will prompt the camera to blink with its camera LEDs for five seconds.

Play Sound (on camera speaker)

This softbutton plays back a sound on the camera speaker. For additional information on recording and using your own audio messages, see the Manage Audio Messages help page.

Play Last Event

Plays back the last event recorded by the camera.

Event List

Click on this button to display the Event List dialog. This dialog displays a list with the last 20 events with the corresponding navigation links.

Click on one event link to show the corresponding event image in the player or select a date and time to list the events of that point in time.


The Multiwatcher displays the live/event images of this and other MOBOTIX cameras by means of a "proxy camera". This means that only one camera needs to be accessible from outside of the network and this camera allows you to see live images and event lists of this and other cameras within the network.

Zoom buttons

Use these buttons to control the digital zoom and the panning functions for moving the visible area within a zoomed image:

1x Zoom

Switches the digital zoom off and returns to the regular camera view. This setting will deactivate the Center Pan.

Zoom +

Increases the zoom level (i.e. enlarges the size of the displayed objects). From zoom level [1.1x] on, clicking in the image will move the visible image area within the full image.

Zoom −

Reduces the zoom level (i.e. reduces the size of the displayed objects).

Center Pan

Moves the visible image area to the center of the full image, if zoom level [1.1x] or higher has been activated.

Display mode buttons

These buttons control specific image features of hemispheric cameras and are thus only available on these models:

Normal Image

Switches to the standard display mode that allows zooming and panning.

Panorama Image

Switches to the Panorama display mode.

Surround Image

Switches to the Surround display mode.

Auto Move on

Activates the N/E/S/W auto mode (Ceiling and Floor mounting types), which automatically moves to the North, East, South and West views. If the mounting type has been set to Wall, this button activates the Surround Clockwise auto mode, which automatically moves to the four views that have been set using Set Focus.

Auto Move off

Deactivates the auto mode.

The Image Area




Image Area

The image area shows the images of one or more cameras, as defined in the Configure MultiView Screens dialog. In addition, you may choose from the following options:

  • [Shift]-click on one of the image areas to open the Configure MultiView Image Area dialog for this area.

  • Clicking one of the image areas will open the camera, provided that it actually is a MOBOTIX camera.

Store Configuration

Changes to the MultiView screen that you performed in the MultiView Screens dialog or by [Shift]-clicking one of the image areas will only be valid until the next reboot of the camera. If you have administrative access to the camera, you should store the current configuration into flash memory.

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