|Configuring Your Camera|
Swing At'em is designed to work with the Axis M1011-w video camera. This camera provides unique capabilities for providing streaming videos over a wireless connection. This document will walk you through the steps of configuring your camera to work with the Swing At'em software. Be aware that if you purchase your camera directly from us, we'll pre-configure it before we ship it and you will not have to do all of this yourself.
Identify the camera's serial number.
This is printed on the back label just above the FCC compliance notice. It begins with "S/N:" and is a 16 character number consisting of the digits 0-9 and the letters A-F. Copy this number to a separate piece of paper so that you can refer to it during installation.
In the example below, the serial number is "00408CA619D6"
Figure 1.1 - Location of the Camera Serial Number
Initial Installation of the Camera
For the initial network configuration you'll need to connect the camera to a wired ethernet network with a local DHCP server. Most home network routers will do this for you automatically but we can't give specific instructions because every router manufacturer has a different way of doing it. See you router documentation for more information if you need it.
Power on the Camera
Connect the DC adapter to the camera and plug it in to a wall outlet. The camera will initially display an orange status light around the lens. The status light will change from Orange to Green when the camera if fully started and ready to use.
Identify the camera on the network
Refer to your router's documention and find the camera's IP address by examining the list of IP addresses currently assigned by the DHCP server. Again, because every router is different, we can't offer specific instructions for this step.
Configure the Camera Root Password
The root password is the main password used to connect to the camera using a web browser. Please select a password and enter it in the "Password" and "Confirm Password" fields, then press the "OK" button.
For cameras pre-configured by PEKO specifically for use with Swing At'em, the password will be the last 6 digits of the serial number. In our example, we'd use the password "A619D6."
After you press "OK" you'll be prompted to log into the camera. Use the password you just created.
The Camera Main Page
After logging in you'll see the camera's main page. It will include the current video stream and a menu at the top right for "Live View," "Setup," and "Help."
Choose Setup to configure the camera.
Configuring the Camera for use with Swing Atem.
The following settings are our recommended settings and are what we use in our SwingAt'em Installations. Depending on your network type you may choose to use other settings. For example, if you have a nearby wireless network available you might choose to connect to that network instead of creating an ad-hoc network. Be aware, though, that we have chosen the settings below because we have found that they work well in a variety of environments, so only deviate from these settings if you know what you are doing and are capable of troubleshooting any problems that may arise.
There are two blocks of IPv4 settings. The first is for wired networking ("Ethernet") and the second is for wireless networking. We will only change the wireless networking IP settings.
Starting the Camera
Configuring the iPhone or iPad for use with the Axis Camera
Enabling the camera in Swing At'Em.
You should now be able to activate the camera in Swing At'em using any of the recording commands.
If Swing At'em cannot connect to the camera: