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A brief tour of the i-Catcher Video Server main window
The main window of i-Catcher Video Server is where most of its functions are controlled. This page will give you a brief tour of what each part of this window does.
The last captured image for each port is shown here, if monitoring has been enabled for each of the ports. Just above this, is an activity bar, that shows the activity on the embedded web server component. A red bar indicates a request has been made recently, and a white bar indicates no recent activity. A green bar moves along periodically to show when i-Catcher Video Server is capturing video and listening for web server requests.
Video Capture Card
The Video Capture Card section allows you to select which capture card is used with this particular session of i-Catcher Video Server. It is devided into two sections: Card Type (Manufacturer, at present Euresys or ViewCast), and Card (specific model). For more information, see Selecting the capture card.
The network section allows you to change the settings associated with the embedded web server, the component that is used to send images to a web browser, or another video capture/recording application, such as i-Catcher Console.
Start/Stop and More/Less
These two buttons control the operation of i-Catcher Video Server. The Start/Stop button allows you to start and stop i-Catcher Video Server, but this is not the only way to start it. See the Advanced Options page for more information about using the Automatic Start feature. The More/Less button allows you to alter the amount of desktop space that i-Catcher Video Server takes up. In the "More" mode, the window is fully expanded, as you can see above. In the "Less" mode, the window is reduced so that only the company logo, the Start/Stop button, the More/Less button and the website link are visible. In this mode, not only does i-Catcher Video Server take up less space on your desktop, but since the monitoring views no longer require to be updated, there is a considerable decrease in processor usage.
Each port in the Monitoring Views section has a "Port Settings" button, which allows you to adjust the video capture settings of each port. For more information, see the Port Settings page for more information about changing the settings of the video capture ports.
Profiles, Register, Advanced Options, and Help
These four buttons give access to windows that allow you to customise i-Catcher Video Server. The "Profiles" button will take you to a window where you can store collections of customised settings called "Profiles". Profiles allow you to recall groups of settings quickly, without having to manually change all the settings to suit a particular application, or video capture card.
The "Register" button takes you to a window where you can register i-Catcher Video Server, either by entering a key for a 21-day trial version, or enter a purchased key for the full version.
The "Advanced Options" button will take to a window where you can enable and customise the security, automatic start, and minimise features of i-Catcher Video Server. See the Advanced Options page for more information.
The "Help" button will take you to a window where you can access the local help files for i-Catcher Video Server.