Configuring settings for exporting video - Security Center 5.7

Security Desk Getting Started Guide 5.7

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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 (for example, camera name, creation date, camera coordinates) which can be useful in incident investigation. To view additional file information, right-click on 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 tool. 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, select a location from the following field:
    The Windows folder path where exported video files and snapshots are saved. The default path (in Windows 7) is: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Genetec Security Desk version#\Vault.
  3. In the Export section, select a Default file format for exporting video:
    A file that contains multiple G64 files that can be played back in Security Desk or the Genetecâ„¢ Video Player.
    G64 (compatibility mode)
    A Security Center format that can be played back in Security Desk or the Genetecâ„¢ 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 Format
    Encrypt files Turn this option on to set a password on the exported video files. Specify a password in the Encryption key field. Turning this option on converts the exported video files into GEK format, which you must decrypt before viewing. G64x, G64
    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, MP4, or GEK (encrypted) files. ASF, MP4
  5. Click Save.