Re-exporting G64 and G64x video files - Security Center 5.9

Security Center User Guide 5.9

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Previously exported G64 and G64x files can be re-exported to create new files in Security Desk. This is useful when you want to focus on a specific segment of the previously exported video, because you can define a start and end time for the new export. You might also want to save the file in a different format. You can re-export a video file from a Security Desk tile or from the Vault.

Before you begin

What you should know

  • Only G64x files exported with the option Allow the exported video file to be re-exported can be re-exported.
    NOTE: Genetec™ Video Player can also re-export G64x files when re-exportation is authorized.
  • Starting with Security Center 5.8 GA, the GEK files are no longer used to store encrypted video. Both encrypted and non-encrypted videos are now saved in G64x files.
    NOTE: Newer Security Center applications (5.8 GA and later) can read the old GEK files created in version 5.7 and earlier, but the older applications cannot read the new password-protected G64x files created in 5.8 GA and later.
  • If another export process is running, your re-export is queued and starts when the current export has finished.


  1. Do one of the following:
    • Open a previously exported video file in a Monitoring task tile.
    • Open the Vault tool and select the file you want to re-export.
  2. If you are re-exporting the file in a Monitoring task tile, do one of the following:
    • Right-click inside the tile, and then click Camera > Save as.
    • In the camera widget, click Save as ().
  3. If you are re-exporting the file from the Vault, select the file and click Save as ().
  4. In the Save as dialog box, do the following:
    1. Click either the date, time, or duration setting.
    2. In the displayed timeline, drag the time range markers () to the desired length of time.
    3. To set the date and time range, click the date-time widget.
  5. (Optional) In the File name field, type a name for the video file.
    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 one of the following export formats:
    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.
    NOTE: G64x files cannot be re-exported to the G64 format.
  7. (Optional) In the Description field, enter a description for the exported video.
    The description is shown in Audit trails reports and in the Vault file properties.
    NOTE: A description is mandatory for users without the Single user export privilege. For other users, the field is only available if the G64x format is selected, and the Include additional properties on export/snapshot option is enabled on the user's Advanced tab in Config Tool.
  8. To view additional settings, click Show advanced settings and configure as needed.
    1. Select Is password protected and enter a password to encrypt the video file. Anyone wanting to view this file must enter the same password.
    2. (Optional) Select Allow the exported video file to be re-exported.
      If you select this option, the person viewing the exported video in Security Desk or Genetec™ Video Player can re-export the video, in part or in full, in the same or different format.
  9. Click Save.
    The progress of the export is shown in the Video conversion () icon in the notification tray.

    After the export is complete, the file is available in the Vault.