When viewing a camera in the canvas, you can alternate between live and playback video modes from the timeline or from the camera widget in the dashboard.
The camera widget allows you to pause and rewind the video, or instantly replay the video if you missed something important. When you finish watching the replay, you can switch back to live video. When a camera is displayed, the current video mode is shown in the lower-right corner of the tile.
- Red () - The camera is currently recording.
- Green () - The camera is currently not recording.
- Date/Time stamp overlay in relative mode.
- Date/Time stamp overlay in absolute mode.
How the video mode is determined
If you decide to view another camera in the canvas, by default the video mode is inherited from the currently selected tile. For example, if the selected tile is displaying playback video, then when you add a camera into a new tile, it also displays playback video.
If the currently selected tile is not displaying a camera, the inherited video mode depends on the task type. The default video mode for Monitoring tasks is live video. The default video mode for investigation tasks is playback video.
Video playback states
When you are viewing playback video in a state other than normal playback (1x), a blue overlay appears on the lower-left corner of the image. In the following figure, the playback video is reversing at 10 times (10x) the normal speed.
|Possible playback states|
|Slow motion playback|
|Fast forward playback (2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 20x, 40x, or 100x)|
|Reverse playback (-2x, -4x, -6x, -8x, -10x, -20x, -40x, or -100x)|