Yes, CVI must run on a Dahua DVR or XVR (which will run both CVI and IP cams)
All of the settings are done through an on screen display as you see above.
Basically you have all of the same settings and control you do with an IP can with the one big exception that you do not have separate...
Here's a couple of samples of this mini PTZ being used as the Goat Cam in a barn at a buddy's house I helped install..
I found the onboard IR kinda weak, so added IR is being supplied by a Tendelux AI4