Configuring downscaling for Arecont units - Security Center

Security Center Video Unit Configuration Guide

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To configure your Arecont units to support downscaling in Config Tool, you must first enable downscaling and then select a scaling size.

What you should know

  • Flexible cropping is enabled by default for Arecont cameras but it is not supported in Security Center. As a result, the image size may be altered by a few columns.


  1. From the Video task in Config Tool, select the camera to configure.
  2. Click the Video tab, and set Down scaling to On.
  3. Click the Hardware tab and from the Scaling size drop-down list, select a resolution.
    • If the selected Scaling size on the Hardware tab has a different aspect ratio than the Resolution selected on the Video tab, the camera will automatically crop the image down to the closest supported Scaling size for the selected resolution.
    • If Half resolution was selected in the Video tab, the image will be half the size of the Scaling size.
  4. Click Apply.