1. Unbox

Be gentle with the moving parts, hold the camera only at the bottom (See 'Handling Precautions' below). 

The camera is packed in a sealed bag, if the seal has been breached, contact Avonic.

Package Content

Handling Precautions

Always take the camera by its base and do not move the position of the lens manually:

Handling Precautions

2. Power

Be sure to have your camera set on a stable platform not prone to vibrations.

Connect the original 12V power supply. Note that CM70- and CM90 series support PoE (PoE+ for CM90-series),  therefore instead of a power supply you can connect a network cable between the camera LAN port and a PoE switch (PoE should be enabled in the switch configuration). 

In both cases, make sure that the physical ON/OFF button is then set to ‘ON’ (even when the camera is connected to a PoE switch)


3. Connect a display

If desired, connect a HDMI display. If your display doesn’t support the output resolution of the camera you can read the article How do I change the HDMI or SDI output resolution of my camera? to know how to change the resolution (with the IR remote control, the rotary switch ("System Select" at the rear of the camera), from the camera's web gui, the OSD, by commands...)

Using the original USB cable, you can connect the camera to a laptop for videoconference for instance (In that case please note that the camera has not control by itself over the quality, it is completely depending on the computer/VC software for its output. If a specific resolution has to be forced, contact us)

if you wish to stream over IP, we have several articles in our Knowledge Base: How to stream on VLC, NDI Studio Monitor, Youtube, SRT, vMix, NDI to OBS, ...

4. Audio

To connect balanced audio to the camera, please read Balanced Audio Connection in CM7x 

5. Configure the camera

• If required, test which anti-flicker settings (from the OSD or Web Gui below) gives the best results in your room.

• Does your room have changing light conditions? Then avoid manual settings and leave the important settings (Exposure mode, white balance,..) to automatic: the software/algorithm will automatically change them for you. Otherwise with fixed light conditions, it would be more professional to set some fixed settings starting with the exposure mode: AAE or SAE mode? See General camera recommendations and settings

6. On Screen Display

If you wish to open the OSD menu ('On Screen Display') on a display connected to the HDMI / SDI outputs of the camera, the easiest and quickest way would be to press “menu” on the remote control (needs 2x 1,5V LR03 AAA batteries). See How can I open the OSD menu of my camera?


7. Web interface

If you wish to use the camera's web interface known as 'Web Gui', it can be found by opening on a web browser the camera's IP address (by default and opened with the default username “admin” and password “admin”.

See How to open the camera's web gui? For a detailed guide how to set up your PC to access a device in another subnet, have a look here.

Web interface

8. Eventually you need to control multiple cameras with only one remote?

The default IR ID is 1. Give every camera a unique IR ID:

• Turn on only camera 2 and press [*] → [#] → [F2].

• Turn on only camera 3 and press [*] → [#] → [F3].

• etc

*** Other articles of interest:

CM4x/CM7x/CM9x IR remote control buttons

CM4x/CM7x/CM9x series IR remote Shortcuts