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MEGApix IVA+ Analytics - Enabling Annotations

MEGApix® IVA+™ Analytics – Enabling Annotations


Affected Roles:  Administrator, Owner

Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps:  DW Spectrum® IPVMS

Complexity:  Low

Last Edit:  February 18, 2021


IVA/IVA+™ Annotations

The Burnt-In Annotation feature of the MEGApix® IVA/IVA+™ camera series can be enabled to overlay the secondary stream of camera video.  These annotations can be used to include labeling of tracked objects, counters, and system messages.

This article will outline how to enable the Burnt-In Annotations feature to display in the camera’s secondary video stream.

Supported/Affected Devices:

  • MEGApix® IVA/IVA+™ Camera Series

Enabling Burnt-In Annotations

MEGApix IVA Training Video - Burnt-In Annotations from Digital Watchdog on Vimeo.

To enable Burnt-In Annotations:

  1. From the camera’s Web Client, click the Setup button to enter the Configuration menu.

  1. Click on the IVA tab in the Configuration menu and select Burnt-In Annotation.

Under the Burnt-In Annotation section, set Activation to ON.

  1. For Display On, select which video stream that the annotations will display in.

**NOTE:  The Main Stream cannot be selected for annotations.  The stream must be set to a resolution lower than 1920x1080p.

  1. In the BIA Setup area, select what information will be displayed within the selected stream.  Once finished, click the Apply button to save the settings.

Once the annotations have been defined and applied, viewing the specified video stream will allow you to view the IVA/IVA+ Burnt-In Annotations.

**NOTE:  The Calibration feature can be used to adjust the object parameters such as speed, height, area, and classifications that display as annotations.

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