Configuring settings for exporting video - Security Center 5.10

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Before exporting video in Security Desk, you must choose where to save the exported video files and configure the settings for each export format.

What you should know

When you export a G64x video, the system can include additional file information, such as camera name, creation date, and camera coordinates, which can be useful for investigation. To view additional file information, right-click a file in the Vault and select Show properties.
NOTE: The system only includes this additional file information if an administrator enables the feature in your user settings.
IMPORTANT: Exported video files are saved in the same folder as snapshots, and are available from the Vault. If you change the folder location, existing video and snapshots can no longer be viewed from the Vault.


  1. From the home page, click Options > Video.
  2. In the Vault section, configure the following options:
    The Windows folder path where exported video files and snapshots are saved. The default path is: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Genetec Inc\Vault.
    Automatic cleanup
    When enabled, the retention period in days of exported video and snapshots in the Vault. When disabled, exported video and snapshots in the Vault are never deleted automatically.
  3. In the Export section, select a Default file format for exporting video:
    A file that contains multiple video sequences that can be played back in Security Desk or the Genetec™ Video Player.
    G64 (compatibility mode)
    A Security Center format that can be played back in Security Desk or the Genetec™ Video Player.
    ASF (Advanced Systems Format)
    A Microsoft proprietary data format that can be played back in Windows Media Player.
    A standard format that stores audio and video and can be played back on multiple media players such as Windows Media Player and QuickTime.
  4. Click Advanced () and set the following options:
    NOTE: The options for G64x format can be overwritten at the time of export.
    Option Description Applicable to
    Add password protection Turn this option on to protect the exported video files, and enter a password in the Password field. Anyone wishing to view the exported video files will have to enter the same password. G64x
    Delete intermediary files Turn this option on if you want to delete the original files (non-protected files). If you are not protecting the exported video files with a password, this option has no effect.
    NOTE: The password-protected filename is the original filename with the suffix "_1" added.
    Allow the video file to be re-exported Select this option to allow the person viewing the exported video to re-export the video, either in part or in full, in the same or a different format.
    NOTE: Setting a password automatically disables this option.
    Use following profile Select the compression profile. The bit rate (shown in brackets) indicates the quality of the exported video. The higher the bit rate, the better the quality and the larger the file size. The Description under the profile provides useful information to guide your choice. ASF
    Export audio Turn this option on to include audio information in ASF and MP4 files. ASF, MP4
    Display date and time on video Turn this option on to have the date and time overlaid on the exported video image. ASF
    Delete intermediary files Turn this option on if you want to delete the original files after they are converted into ASF or MP4 files. ASF, MP4
  5. Click Save.