Re-exporting G64 and G64x video files - Security Center 5.10

Security Center User Guide 5.10

Applies to
Security Center 5.10
Last updated
2022-06-15
Content type
Guides > User guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
Security Center
Version
5.10

G64 and G64x files can be re-exported to create new files in Security Desk or the Genetec™ Video Player. Re-export a file to isolate a video segment, adjust settings, and save the file in a different format.

Before you begin

What you should know

  • Only G64 files and 64x files exported with the Allow the exported video file to be re-exported option can be re-exported.
  • Starting with Security Center 5.8 GA, GEK files are no longer used to store encrypted video. Both encrypted and non-encrypted videos are now saved in G64x files.
    NOTE: Security Center applications at 5.8 GA and later can read the GEK files created in earlier versions. Earlier versions of the applications cannot read the password-protected G64x files created in 5.8 GA and later.
  • If a G64x file includes multiple video sequences, only one sequence can be re-exported at a time.

Procedure

  1. If you are re-exporting a video file from Security Desk:
    • Open the file in a tile, right-click the tile, and click Camera > Save as.
    • In the Camera widget, click Save as ().
    • Navigate to the video file in the Video file explorer task, select it from the report pane, and click Save as ().
  2. If you are re-exporting the file from the Vault, select the file and click Save as ().
  3. If you are re-exporting the file from the Genetec™ Video Player, open the file and click File > Save as.
  4. In the Save as dialog box, set the date, time, and duration of the video sequence to re-export
    1. Click the date, time, or duration.
    2. Enter the date and time for the start and end of the sequence, or drag the time range markers () to the desired length of time.
  5. If required, update the name of the video file in the Filename field.
    By default, the file name includes the camera name, the date, and the duration of the video sequence.
  6. From the File format field, select the required export format.
    NOTE: G64x files cannot be re-exported to the G64 format.
  7. In the Description field, enter a description for the exported video if necessary.
    The description is shown in the Audit trails and file properties in the Vault.
    NOTE: A description is mandatory for users without the Single user export privilege.

    For all other users, the field is only available if the G64x format is selected, and the Include additional properties on export/snapshot option is enabled in the user configuration.

  8. If you are re-exporting in G64x format, click Show advanced settings and configure as needed:
    1. If you have a KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ license, select Add privacy protection to pixelate motion in the exported video. This privacy protection is always applied using default settings.
      NOTE: Privacy protection can only be added from Security Desk or the Vault.
    2. Select Add password protection and enter a password to encrypt the video file. The password must be entered to open the video.
      NOTE: Password protected video files cannot be re-exported.
    3. Select Allow the exported video file to be re-exported to enable all or part of the video to be re-exported again in the same or a different format.
  9. (Optional) If you are re-exporting in G64, ASF, or MP4 format and you have a KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ license, select Add privacy protection to pixelate motion in the exported video. This privacy protection is always applied using default settings.
    NOTE: Privacy protection can only be added from Security Desk or the Vault.
  10. Click Save.
    The export progress is shown in the notification tray (). To view the current progress or troubleshoot exporting errors, click More or Show details to open the Export dialog box.
    If another export process is running, your export is queued and starts when the previous export has finished. When your export is complete, the video files are created in the export folder that you specified, and the files are available in the Vault.
    NOTE: Files re-exported from the Genetec™ Video Player are only available in the Vault if they are saved to that folder location.