IP Camera Viewer allows you to control your camera settings using the Camera Preview context menu. The preview window will also allow you to control cameras that support Pan/Tilt/Zoom.
Camera Display Name
This is the name of your IP camera or Webcam. This is configured in the Add Camera dialog. You don't have to always display the camera name. Single click on a Preview window to view or hide the Camera display name control.
Navigation buttons will be displayed when you hover mouse pointer over the preview window and cameras added in application are more than the selected Camera Layout. Click the Navigation buttons to cycle cameras in the preview window.
Camera Preview context menu
- Start, Stop Preview: When you start the preview, the camera connects to the IP address that is specified in the Add Camera dialog. Start Preview will toggle with Stop Preview. If you don't want to see the live camera preview, use Stop Preview and camera will be disconnected from the application.
- Listen to Live Audio: You can listen to live audio playback from the selected audio device.
- Edit Camera: Use the Edit Camera option to update the Camera settings.
- Remove Camera: Delete the camera and it's settings from the camera list.
- Camera Properties: You can change camera properties like brightness, contrast, flickering, backlight compensation, and more.
- Video Properties: For Webcams, change video properties like frame rate, video dimensions, image compression.
- Audio Properties: You can change the volume level or associate a different audio device with the Webcam.
- Show / Hide PTZ control: Allows you to show or hide the PTZ control.
- Detach or Attach Camera: The preview from the main user interface can be detached and positioned anywhere on your screen.
Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) control
This option allows you to control movement of your camera if it supports PTZ. Depending upon the camera model and its capabilities you can Pan (using left and right arrows), Tilt (using up and down arrows), Zoom (using plus '+' and minus '-' buttons) to the desired position. If you want to reset your camera to the original position, click on the centered Reset button.
IP Camera Viewer provides a digital zoom, even if it is not supported by your camera. In optical zoom the lens is extended to magnify your subject. Digital zoom crops your image and magnifies the result of the cropping. The image looks closer because it has been expanded. Image quality is reduced when using digital zoom.