Video recording types in Stratocast™ - Stratocast™

Stratocast™ Integrator Guide

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Stratocast™
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2020-09-11

A video recording type is a combination of the storage medium and recording mode that are used for your video recordings. The available recording types depend on the type of camera plan that you choose.

You can select a recording type when adding a new camera or modifying the settings of an existing camera.

Storage medium

The following types of storage mediums are available:
  • Cloud: video recordings are stored in the Stratocast™ cloud.
  • Video unit: video recordings are stored on the video unit's SD card (only available for cameras and video encoders that support edge recording).
  • NAS volume: video recordings are stored on a network attached storage volume (only available for cameras that support edge recording).
IMPORTANT: Edge recording on video encoders is only supported for video encoders with a single channel input. As a result, if you have a video encoder that has multiple cameras connected to it, you cannot record on your video encoder's storage device; you must select one of the available cloud storage recording types.

Recording mode

The following two types of recording modes are available:
  • Continuous recording: video is recorded continuously and it can only be stopped by the user.
  • On motion: video is recorded only when motion is detected or a bookmark is added.
The following video recording types are available in:
Camera continuous
Video is recorded continuously and is stored on the video unit’s SD memory card. This recording type can only be used for cameras that support edge recording on a camera.
Cloud continuous
Video is recorded continuously and is stored in the cloud.
Cloud on motion
Video is recorded only when motion is detected, and the video is stored in the cloud. Each video sequence that is recorded begins five seconds before the detected motion and ends 30 seconds after the motion has ended.
NAS continuous
Video is recorded continuously and is stored on the NAS volume that the camera is assigned to. This recording type is only available for cameras that support edge recording on a NAS volume.

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