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Placeholders for Dynamic Image Texts

The Text & Display Settings dialog allows using placeholders in the Comment textbox to dynamically display certain camera information in the image.

Notes:

Description of Placeholders

Placeholders Description Note
Image information
^F# Image number (# = number of digits to display: 1 .. 9) every image
^f# Image counter (as for ^F#, but with leading zeros; # = number of digits: 1 .. 9) every image
^Er Exposure time for the right lens in seconds. every image
^El Exposure time for the left lens in seconds. every image
^ER Exposure time for the right lens in milliseconds. every image
^EL Exposure time for the left lens in milliseconds. every image
^Ir Illumination value (-20 .. 100 dB) of the right lens at F-stop 2.0 every image
^Il Illumination value (-20 .. 100 dB) of the left lens at F-stop 2.0 every image
^Ib Average illumination value (-20 .. 100 dB) of both lenses at F-stop 2.0 every image
^IR Illumination value (0 .. 100000 lux) of the right lens at F-stop 2.0 every image
^IL Illumination value (0 .. 100000 lux) of the left lens at F-stop 2.0 every image
^IB Average illumination value (0 .. 100000 lux) of both lenses at F-stop 2.0 every image
^J#

JPEG image size in KB (# = number of digits to display: 1 .. 9 of the previous image

Note: This placeholder will only return values if the following conditions are true:

  • The camera's arming has been activated in the General Event Settings dialog.
  • The number of Pre-Alarm Images has been set to 1 or higher in the Recording dialog.
every image
^j#

JPEG image size in bytes (# = number of digits to display: 1 .. 9 of the previous image

Note: This placeholder will only return values if the following conditions are true:

  • The camera's arming has been activated in the General Event Settings dialog.
  • The number of Pre-Alarm Images has been set to 1 or higher in the Recording dialog.
every image
^h#

Different image information; # can have the following values:

  • j: JPEG frame rate
  • m: Converted MxPEG tiles in percent
  • q: JPEG quality in percent
every image
Event information
^Lt Time of the last event (hh:mm:ss)
^Ld Date and time of the last event (YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss)
^Ls Time since last event in seconds (+s)
^Lr Time since last event in hours, minutes and seconds (+hh:mm:ss)
Date information
^D#

Date & time (top right in the image); # can have the following values:

  • 0: Date Time zone (short) Time
  • 1: Time
  • 2: Time, milliseconds
  • 3: Date
  • 4: Preferred date format
  • 5: Date, time, milliseconds
  • 6: Time zone
Note:

This placeholder will only display values if Date and Time in the Setup Menu > Text & Display Settings dialog has been set to Off. The camera will always display the desired values in the top right corner of the image (instead of the date and time information displayed by default). The position of the ^D placeholder does not have any influence on the position of the displayed text.

If you would like to display the date and time information at a different position, you should use the ^d placeholder (see below).

 
^d# Date information just like ^D#, but displayed inline at the current position in the text.  
Text information
^#xx

Use this placeholder to format the text in the image in different colors.

The following color codes are available:

Example:

^#0AWWW.^#09MOBOTIX.^#0CCOM

results in this colored text display:

WWW.MOBOTIX.COM

 ^#00
 ^#01
 ^#02
 ^#03
 ^#04
 ^#05
 ^#06
 ^#07
 ^#08
 ^#09
 ^#0A
 ^#0B
 ^#0C
 ^#0D
 ^#0E
 ^#0F
 
^s#;

Use this placeholder to display data of the serial interface (RS232) or a network message in the image. The text color is black, the background color is white.

The maximum number of characters per line is limited to 80 characters.

The # character represents the number of lines that are to be displayed. Replace # by the desired number of lines.
Values: 1 .. 64

This command takes a semicolon (";") at the end.

Examples:

^s3; Displays three lines in the image using black text color and white background.
^s16; Displays sixteen lines in the image using black text color and white background.
 
^S#;

This placeholder also allows displaying data of the serial interface (RS232) or a network message in the image. In this case, the text color is white while the background color is standard.

The maximum number of characters per line is limited to 80 characters.

The # character represents the number of lines that are to be displayed. Replace # by the desired number of lines.
Values: 1 .. 64

This command takes a semicolon (";") at the end.

Examples:

^S3; Displays three lines in the image using white text color and standard background.
^S16; Displays sixteen lines in the image using white text color and standard background.

 
Identification Information
~E The current IP address of the camera's Ethernet interface  
~H The camera name that you have defined in the Ethernet Interface dialog or that has been assigned via DHCP.  
~N The camera's factory default IP address  
~S Serial number of the camera  
Sensor Information
^Ti Internal temperature in °C (degrees Celsius) every twelfth image
^Tn Internal temperature in °F (degrees Fahrenheit) every twelfth image
Other information
~fp Service Update  
~ft Creation Date  
~fv The version of the file system  
Special characters
~~ The tilde (~) character  
^^ The caret (^) character  
^CC The copyright character ©  
^CE The Euro character €  
^CR The registered trademark character ®  
Formatting instructions
^gx;
^gx,y;

Position of the text (lines and columns) in the following; displays the text at position x,y. The origin of the coordinates (0,0) is in the top left corner. The position values can also be negative. A negative x value will display the text from the right image border, a negative y value from the bottom image border. This command takes a semicolon (";") at the end.

 

Storing the Configuration

Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the next reboot of the camera.

Click on the Factory button to load the factory defaults for this dialog (this button may not be present in all dialogs).

Click on the Restore button to undo your most recent changes that have not been stored in the camera permanently.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.

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