CCTV Security DVR Recorded Surveillance Video Search & Playback

This video demonstrates how to search, play
back, archive, and export surveillance video footage that has been recorded to the hard
drive of an iDVR-PRO 960H CCTV DVR. Let’s get started.
Here’s the live view of our DVR-PRO. To access the search and play back I’m going to hover
the mouse in the lower left here and select ‘search’ from the menu button.
That opens up the main time search screen and you can see there’s a timeline scrubber
and a calendar. I’m going to go back 1 day to yesterday. I set up a few extra cameras
on this DVR so I’d have 16 cameras recording continuously. Notice it’s color coded. What
type of recording has gone on in the time scrubber. The solid green indicates continuous.
You can zoom in and out of the timeline using these magnifying glasses.
I’m going to select this point in time. You can see the thumbnails that come up to give
you an overview. If I click ‘playback’, it’ll open up the playback screen and start playing
back the video at that point in time. You can change from 4-screen view to 9 to 16,
whatever you want to view it at. The timeline scrubber is over here on the
right during playback. You can double click on the timeline scrubber to jump to different
points in time. We’ll go ahead and jump around a little bit just to look at some different
segments of video. Let’s pretend we found a significant event
or we’re looking for something. I’m going to go and fast forward and reverse just to
show you how you can really search for something very easily.
Once you’ve narrowed down the time frame, if you’ve found some event that you want to
preserve and/or export, you can click and drag the timeline scrubber over here to select
a segment of time. Then right click on the mouse and select ‘reserve data’. That basically
just bookmarked and locked up that data so it won’t get overwritten by the hard drive even
if it gets full. To retrieve that I can go to the menu system
and select ‘archiving’. Then on the top menu, if I go to ‘reserved data management’, that
will show all the data that’s been bookmarked and reserved. This last event right here is
what I just reserved a minute ago. If I select that, I can choose to export or play back
that video. Let’s go ahead and pretend like we’re going to export it.
I can export … This is an H model iDVR-Pro so it has a dvd burner. I also have a USB
thumb drive, the Sandisk Cruzer. I can also export to FTP. I can tag this export and also
input memo. If I just double click on those fields, it opens up a virtual keyboard and
I can tag this particular export and also just make some notes in the memo field.
After I’m done, if I was going to actually export this, I can burn this to the device
that’s selected or I can burn it and erase which does just that. I’m not going to actually
do it so I’ll cancel out of there. You can also select these events and then
click ‘playback’. That will open up the playback screen again and start playing back the video
at that point in time. I guess I selected part of the video that I only had 12 cameras
connected so there’s the 4-camera playback view.
Again, you can select the different grid view options during playback and you can play it
in forward or reverse. Then when you’re done, you can just click on the live view to exit
the playback mode and go back to live view. The team at CCTV [inaudible 00:03:52] Pros
hopes that this video was useful in demonstrating how easy it is to search, view, and export
recorded video footage on an iDVR-PRO model security DVR.
For more information and to request log-in information for a live demonstration of an
iDVR-Pro, please visit CCTV Camera Pros lets customers log in to the demo
surveillance system at our warehouse using iPhone, iPad, and android mobile applications.
Users can also log in using both windows and Macintosh computers.
Thank you for watching.

4 thoughts on “CCTV Security DVR Recorded Surveillance Video Search & Playback

  1. Video Surveillance Search & Playback for iDVR-PRO Security DVRs

    This video demonstrates how to search and playback recorded video surveillance footage using an iDVR-PRO CCTV security system DVR.

    The user interface on the new iDVR-PRO model DVRs makes is super easy to search through video that has been recorded to the DVR hard drive. Users can use a calendar and timeline to browse recorded video. If the user wants to reserve / bookmark and event that was captured, they can select the time frame using the timeline scrubber and select to reserve that segment of video. This basically bookmarks that segment of time and reserves it so that it can not be over-written if the hard drive becomes full.

    Video can be played back with one, four, nine, and sixteen security cameras per screen. Videos can be played back in forward and reverse in normal or fast speeds.

    Users can can easily find events that have been bookmarked and choose to play back the video and/or export the footage to the DVD burner (for iDVR-PRO8H and iDVR-PRO16H models), USB drive, or FTP upload the video off-site.

    The USB and FTP video export is supported by all iDVR-PRO 960H model DVRs including: iDVR-PRO4A, iDVR-PRO8A, iDVR-PRO16A, iDVR-PRO8H and iDVR-PRO16H.

    The latest iDVR-PRO model DVRs support 960H widescreen format video and use the latest H.264 video compression.

    These CCTV DVRs are support video search and playback using iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile apps; and both Windows and Mac operating systems are supported for desktop. 

    For more information, pricing, and to request a demo of an iDVR-PRO, please visit this web page.

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