The free NC-Titanium software from Sharx Security can be used to display, record, and control the commercial grade Sharx Security HTNC series cameras with motorized zoom and focus.
You can download the software from here:
Here is the setup procedure in detail. When you run the downloaded software on a Windows PC you’ll see this setup screen.
Click on “Next” and you get to the license screen. Click “I agree” and you get to the options screen.
You can uncheck the recording service if you only want to display the cameras and don’t want to record to the PC.
Click on “Next” and you get to the screen where you could change the installation directory (but we recommend keeping defaults)
Then after clicking on “Install”, the files are installed and when finished you get to this screen:
Now you’d click the new NC-Titanium icon that appeared on your computer’s desktop, and almost immediately afterwards Windows asks you if you like to allow the program to access your network.
To record network cameras, the software needs access to your network, so you’d click on “Allow Access”:
And now you’ll be presented with a login screen, where you’d use admin for both the initial username and password until you change it later if you have a PC that is accessible to the public:
This leads to a blank, unconfigured NC-Titanium video monitoring screen.
Click on the N at the very top left of the screen, as highlighted by the red arrow below, to see the program’s main menu:
Then click on “System Setup” and a new window will open as shown below, and will start discovering all your Sharx Security HTNC series that you have on your network already:
Next, right click on one of your cameras to open the camera’s login window:
Assuming you logged in to your camera with the correct username and password, the blue lock icon for that camera changes to a green icon:
And you can click on the plus sign next to the camera name to see the available streams on that camera:
Next right click on the “Device (0)” menu at the top left and select “Add Group” to get to this screen where you can name the new group, for example “Demos”:
Once you have a new named group, you can use your mouse to drag one of your camera’s streams into this group as shown below, and it will show up as an available channel in the list below:
Then you close this system setup window and save it, and you’re back at the main screen and now you have an available device group at the top left:
You can click on the Plus sign to see the group expanded, and the camera stream you added earlier is now available:
You can then drag this stream from your device group into one of the available viewing windows and you should immediately see live video:
You can double click on the windows in the grid of 16 cameras if you prefer to see this camera by itself:
And zoom and focus controls at the bottom left work on this window. If you have one of the Sharx Security Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras, you’ll also be able to move the camera with the controls as well as zooming in.
Focus is automatic but you can fine tune it with the focus control as well
Now you can repeat the process to add more streams from your cameras to fill up all 16 positions…. all you need is more Sharx Security cameras!
To record, open the system menu screen again by clicking on the N icon at the top left, and select “System Setup” again. This time click on the “Disk” tab as shown below:
Note that the diagram on the bottom right shows you the available amount of disk space. You’ll need to tell the software how much of this space it should reserve for recording.
It is not a good idea to allocate all the available space to recording as the PC needs some storage for general operation.
In this example, we reserve 1000 GB by typing this number in the “Reserved Disk space” field, and then the diagram changes as follows to show that 1000 GB is recordable:
Next we click on the schedule tab while also highlighting the device or group for which we want to set the schedule. Right clicking on any field allows you to fine tune if that particular time slot should be used for continuous recording, event recording, or both. Then you click on “Apply To”, make sure your camera is selected, then “Save”
Now you go back to the “Disk” tab and drag the selected camera and drop it onto the icon of the disk, as shown by the arrow below:
And the selected camera should now be listed under the disk drive icon as follows:
You can now close the “System Setup” screen, and select “save configuration”.
Back at the main window, you can now go to the video menu by clicking on the down arrow at the top left, next to the N icon, as shown below:
Selecting “Start Schedule Record” will now start recording.
After a little while, you can go back to the system setup disk tab and notice that the disk diagram now shows some amount of space used for recording.
To play back, select the “Playback” tab at the top. Initially the screen will be blank as shown below:
Similar to the previous operations, to display the desired camera at your desired location, you’d drag the camera stream onto the channel position, as shown below with the red arrow:
This adds the name of the camera stream but might not show you any video yet until you position the time slider into the green area below that indicates available recording.
See the time slider at the tip of the blue arrow that we added in the picture below.
As soon as the time slider is positioned in a valid time slot, the video corresponding to that time shows up in the playback window.
Perhaps this seems like a few extra steps when all you want to see is one camera. But this playback window configuration comes in very handy if you have many cameras and want to see the simultaneous playback of all cameras for the exact same time.
You can speed up or slow down the playback by changing the slider with the running person icon, or select a different time & date with the calendar function, and you can export footage in several formats.
There is also a “Dev Playback” tab which allows you to play back the video recorded locally on the camera’s MicroSD. and an event tab for viewing motion detection events or other special functions of the camera.