Elphel 353 series quick start guide
- 1 Guide Notes
- 2 Connection
- 3 Network
- 4 Camera Index Page Menu
- 5 Help Tips
- 6 Getting the first images
- 7 Watch/record video stream over the network
- 8 FTP access
- 9 Command line access
- 10 Serial port (10369 board required)
- The following guide was written for (K)Ubuntu OS
- The camera has a web-based interface so it should work in any OS (Firefox browser is recommended)
When the camera is properly connected to a PC the leds on the back will go solid yellow and blinking green.
1. Standard 802.3af PoE Injector
2 .Router/switch with PoE ports
3. 12V Power Module (ONLY FOR 12V CAMERAS)
The default camera IP address is 192.168.0.9*
* Ensure that your PC or router/switch, the camera is connected to, has an IP address from the same subnetwork – that is 192.168.0.xxx.
Camera Index Page Menu
* It is recommended to use the Firefox browser.
- Main Applications menu items:
- Camera Control Interface
- Disk Recorder
- Parameter Editor
- System Preferences
- File Browser / Text Editor
Open the Camera Control Interface (camvc).
Getting the first images
In the Camera Control Interface (camvc): "Shift+Click" on the button to save.
Watch/record video stream over the network
There are several ways to watch/record video streams from the camera:
1. watch: camvc
First click on an icon with a "screen" (the 3rd one from the left) and then change the display mode to "a guy on a bicycle".
2. watch: player GUI / command line
To watch the video stream with MPlayer or VLC open the rtsp://192.168.0.9:554. You can use either a player GUI or a command line. Here is an example command from Linux terminal window:
mplayer rtsp://192.168.0.9:554 -vo x11 -zoom
3. record: command line
mencoder rtsp://192.168.0.9:554 -ovc copy -fps <fps> -o filename.avi where <fps> - approximate value of the frame frequency (this parameter is mandatory); filename.avi - the name of an output file
Command line access
In the terminal window: ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
In the terminal window: telnet 192.168.0.9
Firefox address line: http://192.168.0.9/phpshell.php
Serial port (10369 board required)
Speed: 115200 8N1
XON/XOFF : None