Choose your system language. You have to restart the software after changing to another language. Please be aware that old log entries will remain in the language that they were originally written in.
Define the amount of channels you want to be displayed, when you open the Surveillance Center and adjust if you want the software to be started normally, minimized, full screen or hidden to the tray area. Please activate the Multi-Monitor Support - if you have problems displaying your cameras video on your secondary monitor - and mute the audio to make sure that no audio stream from your server location is send to your cameras by mistake.
If you select a viewport layout that offers less ports than you have active channels, let InstarVision switch the displayed cameras automatically. E.g. you have 2 cameras but want to display only one at the time to maximize the viewport size. You can also use the arrow keys in the Layout Menu to switch between channels manually.
The software offers a Web Server to stream your cameras into your local network (or to the internet). The web server port is the HTTP port that you have to use to access the software´s web user interface. E.g. your servers IP address on the local network is
192.168.1.100 and the Surveillance Center web port is set to
8081, simply type
http://192.168.1.100:8081 into your web browsers address bar to access the user interface. Remove the check-mark at Web Server Login if you want to be able to access the web user interface without being asked for a login.
The software can broadcast the camera´s video stream via the Real-time Streaming Protocol. Use a streaming software like the VLC Player to access the stream by the following command:
Choose the camera channel you want to stream by changing the channel number at the end of the address (the example above - CH=1 will access the stream from the camera assigned to channel 1).
The standard login (user: admin & password: instar) is deactivated by default. If you want to activate the login during start-up of the software, set the check-mark here and change the login in the User Menu.
If you cannot see the live video of your camera - even though it is connected and you are able to make video recordings - please switch the YUY2 Video Encoding!