CGI Commands für INSTAR VGA Cameras

Complete CGI Instruction Set for the VGA Series

For all developers that want to integrate our cameras in their software or for everyone that wants to experiment a little, we now offer a full list of all CGI commands that can be used with our IP cameras. Please understand that this list is only for advanced users who know what they are doing. We cannot give any technical support regarding our CGI commands.

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List of the most needed CGI commands

  1. Video
  2. Snapshot
  3. Video & Audio
  4. Configuration
  5. Pan & Tilt
  6. Automatic Patrol
  7. Alarm

Video

/videostream.cgi[?user=&pwd=&resolution=&rate=]

  • /videostream.cgi? | resolution: (8:320*240,32:640*480)
    • rate: 0-23
    • 0:highest/fastest
    • 1:20 fps
    • 3:15 fps
    • 6:10 fps
    • 11:5 fps
    • 12:4 fps
    • 13:3 fps
    • 14:2 fps
    • 15:1 fps
    • 17:1 fp/2s
    • 19:1 fp/3s
    • 21:1 fp/4s
    • 23:1 fp/5s

For example: If your IP is 192.168.1.190 and Port is 81 and you want a resolution of 640*480 and the fastest speed of fps then you have to type in the following:

http://192.168.1.190:81/videostream.cgi?user=admin&pwd=&resolution=32&rate=0

Snapshot

/snapshot.cgi[?user=&pwd=&next_url=]

After next_url the user can type in the name of the picture. If you dont include next_url then the picture will automaticly get the name (DeviceAlias + current time.jpg)

http://192.168.1.190:81/snapshot.cgi?user=admin&pwd=
http://192.168.1.190:81/snapshot.cgi?user=admin&pwd=&next_url=test

Video & Audio

Settings are the same as videostream.cgi above.

http://192.168.1.190:81/videostream.asf?user=admin&pwd=&resolution=32&rate=0

Configuration

/camera_control.cgi?param=&value=[&user=&pwd=&next_url=]

  • /camera_control.cgi? | RESOLUTION: 2 : qqvga, 8 : qvga, 32 : vga
    • BRIGHTNESS: 0~255
    • CONTRAST: 0~6
    • MODE: 0 : 50hz, 1 : 60hz, 2 : outdoor
    • ROTATION: 0 : Default, 1 : Flip Vertical, 2 : Level Image, 3 : Flip + horizontal Mirror Image

Pan & Tilt

/decoder_control.cgi?command=[&onestep=&user=&pwd=&next_url=]

  • /decoder_control.cgi? | tilt up="/decoder_control.cgi?command=0&onestep=1&user=&pwd="
    • tilt down: /decoder_control.cgi?command=2&onestep=1&user=&pwd=
    • pan left: /decoder_control.cgi?command=4&onestep=1&user=&pwd=
    • pan right: /decoder_control.cgi?command=6&onestep=1&user=&pwd=
    • home pos: /decoder_control.cgi?command=25

For a direct position change use:

/decoder_control.cgi?command=[&onestep=&user=&pwd=&next_url=]

  • /decoder_control.cgi? | Pos01 = /decoder_control.cgi?command=31&user=&pwd=
    • Pos02: /decoder_control.cgi?command=33&user=&pwd=
    • Pos03: /decoder_control.cgi?command=35&user=&pwd=
    • Pos04: /decoder_control.cgi?command=37&user=&pwd=
    • Pos05: /decoder_control.cgi?command=39&user=&pwd=
    • Pos06: /decoder_control.cgi?command=41&user=&pwd=
    • Pos07: /decoder_control.cgi?command=43&user=&pwd=
    • Pos08: /decoder_control.cgi?command=45&user=&pwd=
    • Pos09: /decoder_control.cgi?command=47&user=&pwd=
    • Pos10: /decoder_control.cgi?command=49&user=&pwd=
    • Pos11: /decoder_control.cgi?command=51&user=&pwd=
    • Pos12: /decoder_control.cgi?command=53&user=&pwd=
    • Pos13: /decoder_control.cgi?command=55&user=&pwd=
    • Pos14: /decoder_control.cgi?command=57&user=&pwd=
    • Pos15: /decoder_control.cgi?command=59&user=&pwd=

Automatic Patrol

/set_misc.cgi?[led_mode=&ptz_center_onstart=&ptz_auto_patrol_interval=&ptz_auto_patrol_type=&ptz_patrol _h_rounds=&ptz_patrol_v_rounds=&user=&pwd=&next_url=]

  • /set_misc.cgi? | ptz_center_onstart:=1,activate center on start
    • ptz_auto_patrol_interval:automatic patrol,=0:no automatic control
    • ptz_auto_patrol_type:0:No;1:horizontal;2:vertical;3:horizontal and vertical
    • ptz_patrol_h_rounds:Horizontal patrol laps,0:Infinite
    • ptz_patrol_v_rounds:Vertical patrol laps,0:Infinite
    • ptz_patrol_rate:Head Speed manual,0-100,0:Fastest
    • ptz_patrol_up_rate:automatic cruise speed (up):0-100,0:slowest
    • ptz_patrol_down_rate:automatic cruising speed (down):0-100,0:slowest
    • ptz_patrol_left_rate:cruising speed automatic (left):0-100,0:slowest
    • ptz_patrol_right_rate:cruising speed automatic (right) :0-100,0:slowest

Alarm

If you want to activate or deactivate the alarm function please enter the following command:

http://192.168.1.196/set_alarm.cgi?motion_armed=1&user=admin&pwd=

(Alarm activated)

http://192.168.1.196/set_alarm.cgi?motion_armed=0&user=admin&pwd=

(Alarm deactivated)