Exporting video - Security Center 5.6

Security Center User Guide 5.6

Security Center 5.6

To create stand-alone video files in Security Desk that can be played without being connected to the Security Center Directory, you can export video from any task in Security Desk that is displaying a playback video sequence in the canvas.

Before you begin

What you should know

  • Video export formats determine the media player that is used to view the exported video files. You can export video in the following formats:
    • G64x
    • G64
    • ASF
    • MP4
  • If another export process is currently running, your export is queued and starts when the current export has finished.
  • 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.


  1. Display playback video in the canvas.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Select an item in the report pane, and then at the bottom of the report pane, click Export ().
    • Right-click inside a tile, and then click Camera > Export video.
    • In the camera widget, click Export ().

      When you click Export from the camera widget, you have the the option of exporting video from the selected tile or from all tiles.

  3. To set the date, time, and duration of the selected video sequences, do the following:
    NOTE: You can set a maximum time range of 24 hours.
    1. Click the date, time, or duration setting.
    2. In the 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.
  4. (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.
  5. From the File format drop-down list, select one of the following export formats:
    A Security Center format that can be played back in Security Desk or the Genetecâ„¢ Video Player.
    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.
    A standard format that stores audio and video and can be played back on multiple media players such as Windows Media Player and QuickTime.
  6. (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.
  7. (Optional) If you are exporting video from all tiles (G64x, ASF, and MP4), do the following:
    1. (G64x only) Select a Playback mode.
      All at once
      Play back the sequences in the same tiles that they were displayed in when they were exported.
      Play back the video in sequence within a single tile.
    2. To change the play back order of the video sequences, select a video sequence, and use the and buttons.
  8. Click Export.
    The export progress is shown in the notification tray (). To view the current progress or troubleshoot exporting errors, click More or Show details to open the Export dialog box.

    When the export is complete, the video files are created in the export folder that you specified, and the files are available in the Vault.