Teradek User Guide

Serv Micro Quick Start Guide

Updated

Serv Micro lets you securely stream live camera feeds and instant recordings to anyone, anywhere, on or off set. See what the camera, editor, and colorist see—from production through final color. Serv Micro can encode up to 1080p60 video with stunning 8-bit 4:2:0 image fidelity, and can be connected to Teradek’s Core Cloud Platform for even more flexibility.

TABLE OF CONTENTS



PHYSICAL PROPERTIES



WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 1x  Serv Micro Encoder
  • 1x  HDMI Male Type C (Mini) - HDMI Male Type A (Full) - 18in cable
  • 1x Ethernet cable
  • 1x  PSU 18W AC Adapter 12VDC (Int) - 6ft cable
  • 2x  Antenna 2dBi WIFI 2.4/5.8GHz



POWER AND CONNECT

1. Attach a battery or use the included A/C adapter to connect power to Serv Micro.

2. Attach the two Wi-Fi antennas to the RP-SMA connectors (D).

3. Connect the HDMI output from your video source to Serv Micro’s input HDMI connector (H).

4. Turn the Power switch on the back (M) to the ON position.

MENU BUTTON OPERATION
Use Serv Micro’s Menu and Select/Enter buttons to navigate the status screens and configurable settings.

Menu button (A):
Cycle through the status screens or long press to turn unit on/off

Select joystick (C): 
• WiFi 
- Switch from AP to Client mode
• Ethernet - Switch from DHCP to Static mode
• About - Displays the current firmware and serial number
• Recording - Enable or Disable recording
• Codec Resolution - Switch between Auto and HD
• Bitrate - Select a video bitrate value (300kbps to 15mbps)
Audio Input - Switch from Embedded, Analog, or Mixed



SERV MANAGER

The Serv Manager App allows you to remotely configure all of Serv Micro’s settings while monitoring your stream’s destination, bitrate, bonding status, and resolution to ensure you maintain a stable stream. Serv Manager is available for iOS devices.

MAIN DISPLAY
• Main Screen (
1) - Displays the preview, streaming destination, audio and video bitrates, and resolution of your stream.
• Link/Unlink iOS Device (2)- Tap the Link/Unlink iOS button to use of your cellphone’s data as an Internet connection for streaming to Core.
• Start/Stop Recording (3)- Tap the Recording tab to start/stop recording your stream. NOTE: Recording must be enabled.

STATS
Tap the Stats button (4) at the top of the screen to display Serv Micro’s serial number, current audio and video bitrates, runtime, recording status, IP address, and network.

SETTINGS
Tap the Settings button (5to configure the following options:
•  Streaming - Configure your streaming method and destination
•  Cloud Services - Connect Serv Micro to Core
•  Recording - Enable recording and select a media storage option
•  Input/Encoding - Adjust the Video and Audio input settings
•  Network - Choose a method of connecting to the Internet
•  System - View the model and serial number of your device, or rename Serv Micro.



GET ONLINE

You can use the front panel interface, web UI, or Serv Manager to control and configure Serv Micro to connect to a network.

Connect to a WiFi Network

Serv Micro supports two wireless modes: Access Point (AP) Mode (for connecting directly to Serv Micro using WiFi) and Client Mode (for normal Wi-Fi operating and connecting to your local router).

NOTE: Serv Micro can stream to up to 20 clients when connected to a Wi-Fi network in Client mode, or 10 when using Access Point (AP) mode. The number of connected devices is based on streaming bitrate.

1. Connect your phone or laptop to Serv Micro’s access point, Serv-Micro-XXXXX (XXXXX represents the last five digits of your Serv Micro’s serial number), then enter the default IP address 172.16.1.1 in your web browser.

2. To switch to Client Mode: From Serv Manager or the web UI, navigate to the Network settings, select WiFi/Wireless, then switch to Client Mode. From the front panel, press the Menu button to navigate to the WiFi screen. Press the Select/Enter button to navigate to the WiFi Mode screen, then hold down the Select/Enter button to switch to Client Mode.

3. From Serv Manager or the web UI, click the WiFi scan or Saved Networks tab to connect to an available network, then enter the password. Once connected, the display will list the network Serv Micro is connected to.


Connect via Ethernet

1. Connect Serv Micro’s Ethernet port (H) to an Ethernet switch or router. 

2. To confirm Serv Micro is connected, press the MENU button to navigate to the Ethernet screen and confirm the front panel status reads Ethernet: Connected along with the IP address. From Serv Manager or the web UI, navigate to the Network>Wired settings and confirm the status reads Connected along with the IP address.

3. Enter the IP address in your web browser’s navigation bar to access the web UI. 


Connect via USB Modem

1. Attach a USB modem to Serv Micro’s USB port (L), then press the MENU button on the front panel to navigate to the Modem screen and verify that the modem has been detected and connected.

2. If the modem is not detected, connect your computer to Serv Micro’s AP network, then enter the default IP address 172.16.1.1 in the navigation bar to access the web UI and manually configure the modem from the Network menu.




MOUNTING

Serv Micro encoders have a 1/4”-20 threaded hole and two M3 threaded holes on the bottom for mounting. 

  • Mount Serv Micro vertically, keeping the antennas clear of any obstructions.
  • For best results, orient the antennas so each one has clear line−of−sight and are parallel to each other



RECORDING

Serv Micro encoders support recording to an SD card, USB drive, or NFS drive. Each recording is saved with the same resolution and bitrate set in Serv Micro. 

Record to SD card

1. Insert a compatible SD card into the corresponding slot. 

2. From Serv Manager or the web UI, enter the Recording menu, and select Enabled.  

3. Create a name for the recording, select a format, then enable Auto-Record (optional). 


Record to NFS drive

1. Click Mount Network Share.

2.Enter the Host address and Share port, then click Mount.

RECORDING CONSIDERATIONS

•  Recordings are triggered manually or automatically. If Auto-Record is enabled in the Recording
     Settings
, a new recording is automatically created when a streaming or camera event starts.
•  For best results, use Class 6 or higher SD cards.
•  Media should be formatted using FAT32 or exFAT.
•  If a broadcast is interrupted for connectivity reasons, recording will continue.
•  New recordings are automatically started after the file size limit is reached (FAT32).



CORE

Serv Micro can be remotely accessed, configured, and controlled using Teradek’s Core Cloud management and routing service. With Core, you can bond multiple Internet connections, remotely control Teradek encoders, decoders and bonded systems from anywhere in the world, and stream to multiple destinations. Visit https://corecloud.tv to learn more.

Connect Serv Micro to Core

1. From the web UI, select Cloud Services then click the Link this Device tab. 

2. Log in to Core: Enter your credentials to link Serv Micro to your Core account, then click Next.
Link with Code: Copy the authorization code generated for your Serv Micro, then follow the instructions provided. 

3. Once a connection is established, you can configure Serv Micro from either the web UI or Core dashboard.



MONITOR WITH VUER

Teradek’s VUER is a free app that allows you to monitor and analyze up to four live video feeds simultaneously, each with its own set of tools to help you and your crew gain insights into your footage.

1. Download VUER from the App Store (iOS devices), or from the Google Play Store (Android devices).

2. Connect your device to the same network as Serv Micro (Ethernet or WiFi), then launch VUER.

3. From the VUER app, tap CAMERA on the upper, left-hand corner, choose your device(s), then tap Done.

4. To adjust the stream resolution and bitrate, long-press VIDEO on the Tool bar to display the full menu. Make your selection, then tap APPLY.



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