Axis M3045-V network camera

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Axis M3045-V

Axis M3045-V is a fixed mini dome surveillance camera with HDTV 1080p video quality. Video streams can be encoded in H.264 and Motion JPEG. For monitoring long, narrow areas, a portrait-shaped video stream is provided.

Note Note:
For detailed specifications and documentation download, see M3045-V device on the Axis website.


This tutorial shows the steps required to configure the Axis M3045-V device for full HD streaming on the local network.

Getting started

Set the root password
Set the power line frequency
Configure capture mode
  1. Install the Axis product according to the "Installation Guide" supplied with the product or on the Axis website mentioned above.
  2. Connect the Axis product to the local network.
  3. Access the Axis product from a browser by entering its IP address or host name in the browser’s address field.
    • If you do not know the IP address, use AXIS IP Utility to locate the product on the network.
  4. The first time the product is accessed, the following must be done:
    1. Set the password for the default administrator user root.
      • The default administrator user name root is permanent and cannot be deleted. If the password for root is lost, the product must be reset to the factory default settings.
    2. Set the power line frequency.
      • Select the power line frequency (50 Hz or 60 Hz) used at the location of the Axis product. Selecting the wrong frequency may cause image flicker if the product is used in fluorescent light environments. When using 50 Hz, the maximum frame rate is limited to 25 fps.
    3. Configure capture mode.
      • Select the camera's capture mode (e.g., 1920x1080, 1280x720 etc.). The default capture mode is 1080p @ 30/25 fps.
  5. Enter an administrator user name and password to access the device web interface. The product’s Live View page opens in your browser.
  6. To open the product’s Setup pages, click "Setup" link in the top right-hand corner of the Live View page.

Configure user access

Anonymous access

User access control is enabled by default to protect the access to the Live View page and implicitly to the RTPS stream. Using the root password in the Elementi project is not recommended, instead you can either:

  • allow anonymous viewer login (which means that anybody may access the Live View page as well) or
  • create a separate user for HMP clients.

To allow anonymous viewer login, follow these steps:

  1. Go to "Basic Setup -> Users" page.
  2. Under "User Settings" section, check the "Enable anonymous viewer login (...)" option.
  3. Click "Save" button to apply the changes.

To create a separate user, follow these steps:

  1. Go to "Basic Setup -> Users" page.
  2. Click "Add..." button.
  3. Enter user name (e.g., "hmp"), password, and group (can be left to "Viewer").
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click "Save" button to apply the changes.

Configure the IP address

IP configuration

By default, the Axis product is set to use IPv4 and to obtain the IP address automatically via DHCP. This should be left enabled if using dynamic IP address notification, or if the DHCP can update a DNS server, in which case it is possible to access the Axis product by name (host name). In most cases, a static IP address is more convenient.

To configure a static IP address, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the "Basic Setup -> TCP/IP" page.
  2. Under "IPv4 Address Configuration", check "Use the following IP address".
  3. Enter the IP address, subnet mask and default router according to your network settings.
  4. Click "Save" button to apply the changes.

Configure the date and time

Date and time settings
NTP settings

For a good integration of the Axis camera with the HMP, it is recommended to configure the same NTP server for both devices. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the "Basic Setup -> Date & Time" page.
  2. Select the local time zone from the drop-down list. If required, check "Automatically adjust for daylight saving time changes" option.
  3. Under "New Server Time", set the time mode to "Synchronize with NTP server".
  4. Click "Save" button to apply the changes.
  5. Click the link next to NTP server (e.g., "No server specified") to go to "System Options > Network > TCP/IP > Advanced" page.
  6. Under "NTP Configuration" section, select "Use the following NTP serveur address".
  7. Enter the host name or IP address of the NTP server.
    • To find the NTP server used by the HMP, see NTP settings page. For instance, you can use "".
  8. Click "Save" button to apply the changes.

Configure the video stream

Video stream image settings
Video stream H.264 settings

To configure the video stream settings for the camera, follow these steps:

  1. Go to "Basic Setup -> Video Stream" page; the "Image" tab is selected by default.
  2. Select the default resolution of the video stream according to the viewing requirements.
    • If the video stream will be displayed in full screen on the HMP, then select 1920x1080 (16:9). Otherwise, select a smaller resolution.
  3. If necessary, change the level of compression (here is 30%).
    • The compression level affects the image quality, bandwidth and file size of saved images; the lower the compression, the higher the image quality with higher bandwidth requirements and larger file sizes.
  4. If required, the image can be mirrored and / or rotated.
  5. The frame rate can be left to "Unlimited". In case of bandwidth problems, it can be set to a fixed amount.
  6. Select the H.264 tab.
  7. The GOP length (31) and H.264 profile (High) can be left unchanged.
    • The GOP length is the number of frames between two consecutive I-frames. It should not be less than 16. Increasing the GOP length may save considerably on bandwidth requirements in some cases, but may also have an adverse affect on image quality.
  8. The bit rate should be set to constant bit rate with a target of 8192 kbit/s for 1080p resolution.
    • Setting a CBR might negatively the frame rate and image quality of the stream; if so, you can gradually increase it up to satisfactory results. See recommended bit rate section for more details.
  9. Click "Save" button to apply the changes.

Display the video stream

To have the HMP displaying the video stream of the Axis camera, follow these steps:

  1. Include the video stream inside your project, using
    • rtsp://Camera_IP/axis-media/media.amp for anonymous viewer access or
    • rtsp://User:Pass@Camera_IP/axis-media/media.amp for protected access.
    where Camera_IP is the IP address configured above.
  2. Publish the project on the HMP device(s).

Note Note:
For more details about these steps, see "Display streaming media content" tutorial.
This page was last modified on 4 April 2017, at 17:31.