Re-exporting G64 and G64x video files - Security Center 5.6

Security Center User Guide 5.6

series
Security Center 5.6
revised_modified
2019-10-09

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

  • If another export process is currently running, your re-export is queued and starts when the current export has finished.

Procedure

  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.
      NOTE: These settings appear in blue.
    2. In the timeline that appears, 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:
    NOTE: G64x files cannot be re-exported to the G64 format.
    G64
    A Security Center format that can be played back in Security Desk or the Genetecâ„¢ Video Player.
    G64x
    A file that contains multiple G64 files 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.
    MP4
    A standard format that stores audio and video and can be played back on multiple media players such as Windows Media Player and QuickTime.
  7. (Optional) If you selected the G64x format you can enter a Description for the exported video. The Description is listed when generating an Audit trails report, as well as when you right-click on the file in the Vault and select the Show properties option.
    NOTE: The Description field is only available if the Include additional properties on export/snapshot option is enabled on the Advanced tab for a user in Config Tool.
  8. Click Save.
    The progress of the export is shown in the Video conversion () icon in the notification tray.

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