Using the on-screen display

CV30 camera
Last Updated: June 27th, 2022

The CV30 camera provides an on-screen display menu (OSD) to adjust the camera settings. Please note that only advanced webcam users should adjust these settings. For most situations, the default settings will provide the optimum image quality.

Navigating the on-screen display

  • To view the on-screen display (OSD) the camera must be active
  • Open an application that accesses the camera
  • Once the application launches the camera view should be visible
  • If there are multiple cameras connected to the computer ensure that the CV30 is active
  • Press Menu on the remote to launch on the OSD

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The on-screen display will overlay on top of the video preview
  • Navigate to the desired setting and press the Home button or the Right arrow on the remote to enter the setting menu
  • Once in the setting menu use the Up, Down, Left and Right arrows to navigate the menu and adjust the settings
  • In some setting menus, the Home button is used to confirm your choice



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NOTEIf you are using background filters or background effects the OSD will not be visible. 
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Exposure

The Exposure settings determine how light or dark the CV30 camera's image will appear when the camera is in use. The CV30 provides seven exposure settings. It is recommended to keep the default settings to ensure the best image quality. 


Mode

The available options are Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority and Bright. Each option offers adjustments to settings such as the shutter speed, gain, dynamic range compression (DRC), backlight and antiflicker.


Compensation

The Compensation setting can be turned on (default) or turned off. When this feature is turned on the CV30 camera will automatically brighten (increase exposure) or darken (decrease exposure) to offer the best image quality.


Compensation (Comp) Level

Compensation Level provides fine-tuning of the Compensation setting. The level settings range from -7 to + 7, with +1 as the default. Each step to the " + " increases the compensation and each step to the " - " decreases the compensation. 


Gain Limit

The Gain Limit setting allows for the adjustment of the maximum amount of gain that the camera applies when in the Auto and Bright modes. The range for the gain limit is from 0 to 15. The default setting is 6.


Backlight

The backlight setting can be used to balance out a bright background when the CV30 camera is in the Auto and Bright modes. The backlight setting can be enabled by turning the setting to "on" and can be disabled by turning it to "off".


Dynamic range compression (DRC) Strength

Dynamic range is the difference between the darkest light level and the brightest light level in the FOV. The DRC strength setting for the CV30 camera ranges from 0 to 8.  Each step higher provides a higher enhancement to the darker areas in the FOV. The default setting is 2. Setting DRC to 0 will provide no enhancement to the light levels in the FOV.


Anti-flicker

If there is a light source in the FOV that appears to flicker, the anti-flicker setting may help. This generally happens to flat panel displays, computer monitors and some types of light bulbs. The CV30 camera offers 50Hz and 60Hz options when used in Auto and Bright modes. If this setting is set to "off" the CV30 camera will not minimize flickering light sources.

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Color

The Color settings for the CV30 camera determine how the saturation and intensity of the colors displayed in the FOV and to remote participants. The  CV30 camera offers five choices to help fine-tune the color. Each of the choices allows for further tuning of the Red Gain, Blue Gain, Saturation and Hue. Adjustments to the white balance settings are saved by the camera. We recommend leaving the fine-tuning values of each setting at the default values for optimal results. 


White balance

When using the CV30 camera there might be situations when white and other colors may not look as expected. Adjusting the white balance setting may improve this.  The settings offered are Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, One Push, Manual and VAR (Variable). 

  • Auto - Automatically sets the white balance each time the camera is used. We recommend using this setting in most situations.
  • Indoor - Chooses a white balance for using the camera with light from fluorescent, incandescent or LED lights.
  • Outdoor - Chooses a white balance for using the camera with natural light.
  • One Push - Quickly have the camera calculate your room's white balance and adjust the settings accordingly. 
  • Manual - Adjust the Red Gain, Blue Gain, Saturation and Hue manually to your own white balance preferences.
  • VAR - If you already know the Color Temperature, Red Gain, Blue Gain, Saturation and Hue settings you want to use, select VAR and enter the desired settings.
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Image

The CV30 camera's Image menu options include Luminance, Contrast, Sharpness, Flip-H, Gamma, Style and LDC. It is recommended to keep the default settings to ensure the best image quality. 


Luminance

Adjusts the luminance value of the colors in the image. This setting has a range from 0 (off) to 14 (maximum). With each higher increment to the luminance setting the lighter the colors will appear in the image. The default setting is 7.


Contrast 

The Contrast setting makes adjustments between the light and dark aspects of the image in the FOV. The higher the contrast setting the more difference there is between light and dark. The default setting is 7.


Sharpness 

Adjustments to the Sharpness change how clear the details are in the FOV image. The higher the setting the sharper the details in the image will appear. The default setting is 2.


Flip-H

When viewing the FOV in a UC&C client or camera application the default view is a mirrored image and the reverse of what remote participants will see. When Flip-H is turned "on" the view in the application is not mirrored for local users and is mirrored for remote participants. Flip-H is set to "off" as default.


Gamma

Adjusting the gamma setting will change the overall brightness of the image. The CV30 camera offers Default, 0.45, 0.50, 0.56, 0.63 and EXT (Extension) choices.


Style

The style presets allow for preset adjustments to the luminance, contrast, and sharpness. The CV30 camera offers Default, Normal (Norm), Clarity, Bright, PC, Clarity (LED) and Face presets.


LDC

Lens distortion correction (LDC) allows for slight changes to correct distortions in the FOV. This setting is turned off by default.

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Focus

The CV30 camera features auto-focus which is always active. The Focus settings allow for the adjustment of Auto-focus (AF) Sensitivity as well as the Focus Area. It is recommended to keep the default settings to ensure the best image quality. 


Autofocus

The CV30 camera does not allow for auto-focus to be turned off in the OSD. Some conferencing applications may offer the option to turn this feature off, however.


AF Sensitivity

The AF Sensitivity can be set to Low, Medium and High. When Medium or High are selected the CV30 camera will be more active with adjustments to the focus. Low is the default setting.


Focus Area

The CV30 camera provides four options for the area that auto-focus is responding to.  Middle Area is the default setting.

  • All - Auto-focus responds to the entire FOV
  • Bottom Half - Auto-focus responds to the bottom half of the FOV
  • Middle Area - Auto-focus responds to the middle of the FOV
  • Upper Half - Auto-focus responds to the top half of the FOV
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Setting

The Setting menu allows for changes to the language, zoom limit and tracking settings.


Language

English, Spanish, French and German are the available on-screen display languages.


Zoom Limit

The CV30 remote control offers the option to zoom in and out of the FOV. The Zoom Limit setting adjusts the maximum zoom to 1.5x, 2x, 3x, 4x (default) and 8x.


Tracking

The CV30 camera features automated tracking that uses the 4K image sensor, 84O field of view (FOV) and electronic pan, tilt, zoom (ePTZ) capability to maintain the view of a people in a preset area of the FOV.


Tracking Area

The CV30 camera has three tracking area settings which can be selected through the settings menu. Choosing from Full, Top 2/3 or Top 1/2 settings will help determine how the camera looks for the person to track.


Tracking Mode

The CV30 camera has three tracking modes which can be selected through the settings menu. The number of people that you want to track will determine the mode to choose. The modes that are offered are Default, Mode 1 and Mode 2. 

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Additional menu options

About

Viewing the About menu will display the model, serial number, firmware version and auto-focus version for your CV30 camera.


Reset To Defaults

Selecting this menu option will return the CV30 camera settings to their defaults.


Flip Menu

When using the CV30 camera with some camera apps or UC&C platforms the on-screen display (OSD) will be shown in a mirror image. The Flip Menu option allows the OSD to be reversed and provides the user with a convenient way to view the OSD options if displayed as a mirror image.

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