Live and playback video modes - Security Center 5.10

Security Center User Guide 5.10

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When viewing a camera in the canvas, you can alternate between live and playback video modes from the timeline or from the camera widget in the Controls pane.

Using the camera widget, you can pause, rewind, or instantly replay video. When you finish watching the replay, you can switch back to live video. When a camera is displayed, the current video mode is shown in the lower-right corner of the tile.

When you are viewing live video, the camera’s current recording state is indicated:
  • Green with red dot () - The camera is currently recording.
  • Green () - The camera is currently not recording.
When you are viewing playback video, the date and time stamp of the recording is indicated.The date/time stamp can be displayed in absolute mode or relative mode. Click the date/time stamp to toggle between the two display modes.
  • Date/Time stamp overlay in relative mode.
  • Date/Time stamp overlay in absolute mode.

How the video mode is determined

If you decide to view another camera in the canvas, by default the video mode is inherited from the currently selected tile. For example, if the selected tile is displaying playback video, then when you add a camera to a new tile, it also displays playback video.

If the currently selected tile is not displaying a camera, the inherited video mode depends on the task type. The default video mode for Monitoring tasks is live video. The default video mode for investigation tasks is playback video.

Video playback states

When you are viewing playback video in a state other than normal playback (1x), a blue overlay appears on the lower-left corner of the image. In the following figure, the playback video is reversing at 10 times (10x) the normal speed.

Possible playback states
Slow motion playback
Fast forward playback (2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 20x, 40x, or 100x)
Reverse playback (-2x, -4x, -6x, -8x, -10x, -20x, -40x, or -100x)

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