The video wall feature in the Hikvision iVMS-4200 camera management software consists of one to many monitors being driven by a Hikvision decoder or video wall controller. Many video channels from multiple sources can be displayed on many monitors simultaneously using the purpose-built decoders, which eliminates the need for multiple high-end workstations. This software facilitates video wall configuration and manipulation including PTZ control, camera switching, scene saving and switching, alarm triggered display on video wall, and freeform roaming windows.
In this article we will show how to do the video wall settings via iVMS-4200 software and the settings to decode the video by sub-stream. Before you start, make sure that you have installed the latest version of iVMS-4200 on your Windows computer.
How to set video wall on iVMS-4200
Step 1. Run iVMS-4200 client software and then switch to Device Management.
Step 2. Click Encoding device, select the NVR in Online device and then click Add to client to add the NVR.
Step 3. Click Add New Device Type and then enable the Decoding Device.
Step 4. Click Decoding Device, select the decoder and click Add to client to add it.
Step 5. Enter the information for your system, the address, port, username and password.
Step 6. Click the Video Wall in the Control panel (in the Main Menu section).
Step 7. Click Enter Video Wall Config.
Step 8. Click to add a video wall, and then type in Name, Row and Column.
Step 9. Drag the video output of the decoder to the video wall. (such as VGA1).
Step 10. Click Back to Operation Page.
Step 11. Drag the camera to the video wall to decoder it to monitor (such as VGA1).
Step 12. Click the arrow icon (on the right side, middle of the screen height) to check the camera which is decoded.
Step 13. Drag the Group to the video wall and then all cameras in this group will switch automatically. Click the down arrow to set the switching interval.
How to decode the sub-stream of video wall
Step 1. Click Control Panel > System Configuration, and then disable Auto-change Stream Type.
Step 2. Go to Main View, select Sub-stream and then drag it to the window. Now we can preview the camera by sub-stream.
Step 3. Go to Video Wall, and then drag the camera to VGA1 of the decoder. Now the sub-stream will be decoded to monitor VGA1.