Local Based Video Software For FunLux Camera System
So what do I mean by local based video software? Well by this I mean plugging in a VGA monitor and the provided USB mouse to the back of the NVR and access the OS software loaded on the NVR. Some of you may install your NVR near a computer or a desk where you can always leave the VGA monitor and mouse plugged in. In my home, I have the NVR up and out of the way so will not be utilizing it in this fashion but will still show you some of the configuration options and screens for the localized OS as you may find it useful.
Here’s the boot-up logo and loading process.
The first time you start your FunLux NVR, you’ll be prompted to run the startup guide. I had already setup my system via the web browser but it’s still prompting for the startup guide since I never ran it before.
You can enter some of your personal details here.
It will then ask that you ensure your cameras are plugged in and ready to go so that it can search and add them for you to the NVR.
Then the setup guide completes.
Here’s the main menu; General Settings, Device Management, Network Settings, and Even Management. A lot of the same features we already found in the desktop software.
The General Settings provides several options such as what to do when the Hard Drive is full. I would ensure its set to Overwrite Data, so that it can continue to operate. The default is “Stop Recording”. You can also see the hard drive status but can also “Format” the drive if it ever becomes corrupted, if you want to start over again, OR if you install a new hard drive in the NVR.
You can also modify each channel of the NVR to adjust frame rate or video quality. I insured these were set to the highest levels.
Here, you can adjust the alarms and motion detection which might be useful for some folks.
Here’s the network settings which displays all of the connected IP cameras along with their IP and MAC Addresses.
The system info shows the device name (NS-S41E-S) along with the ID which I assume is a serial number and also the hardware (firmware) and software versions.
The video recording archive is very good, probably even better than the browser or desktop software. It was very easy to find video footage that I was looking for, along with fast forwarding and rewinding them. You can even plug in a USB drive to the NVR and download them to that drive from here, which is very handy if you are wanting to share footage.
Overall, the local video software or the OS of the NVR is probably the best way to access this FunLux NVR. It’s rich in features, very fast, and easy to use. Since my NVR is remote from any of my desktops within my home, I’ll still be using the desktop software but I may end up running an VGA cable from the NVR to my TV input so I can still utilize its function.
Read on to the next page to find out my final thoughts and recommendations of this FunLux NVR camera system!