Is there a reason you couldn't export to AVI instead of AVE? It's offered in the export options.
IPVMU Certified | 07/29/15 05:37pm
Joel, if you need exports of all footage from the same cameras every day, why not consider simply transcoding the live rtsp stream on the fly to mp4?
Instead of writing scripts to create exports and process them thru VLC, you would write them to record the live rtsp stream for a specific time period before saving the file to an archive set.
Advantages are zero latency and zero storage needed for intermediate processing. Instant availability.
Also, you could possibly even take the streams from the cameras directly, avoiding any added server burden.
If you need more particulars about how to implement, let me know...
Inaxsys Security Systems | 07/29/15 11:24pm
- Download and install Handbrake. It's free, fast and works every time, perfectly. It's here: https://handbrake.fr/
- Export your Avigilon file as an AVI and save it on your PC
- Start Handbrake and choose output container as MP4
- Choose the destination folder where you want the converted file to appear.
- Click Start and wait for it to complete. A 1GB file taks about 30 minutes or so to convert. I use this all the time to put videos onto my IPAD
To be sure that this would work, I just coverted a 5 second AVI export out of Exacq and converted it to an MP4 file. It only took me a few seconds once the source and destination folders are chosen
In my opinion, why do any of this. You can provide everyone the Stand-Alone (non installation player) that runs on machines that are domain locked down in police departments and other businesses, it's free, and it provides all of the features of the VMS client. Pixel, Bookmark searches, multi-camera, and NLE exports accross cameras, and maintaining authenticity. the original exporter can determine just what is being exported, the quality, the size etc....
adding another layer of complexity seems to be adding another layer of support. We have some clients that regularly (weekly) provide incident video (multi-camera) views to a certain government agency, and we've never had that agency mention any issue in 5 years or more.
Our original application for mobile, was with smaller police / sherriff departments, and the officers having their smart phones on the dash or with them, the cameras in the parks would see headlights, or people in the parks in late hours. (text alerts too), the officers on their late night patrols drive through the parks making their presence known.
We've supported 100's of Ipad, Droid Pads, tablet pads, you name it, and many clients are making wholesale switches back to SurfacePro type devices, for better IT management, and a sense of being more productive with the Micro$oft suites.
Thank Goodness, as the Avigilon Mobile app remains a work in progress.
Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions. I would like share with you the results of our research. Here are the highlights:
We can use the RTSP stream from the Avigilon camera and record it using a third party application, FFmpeg.
FFmpeg is an open-source converter. The latest static build is avaialble for free at https://www.ffmpeg.org/ . Documentation is available at https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
We ran our test on it and were able to record directly into an MP4 container in real-time with no issues. We used a 1MP Avigilon Camera with shooting in 720p resolution at 30 frames per second with little processing required. Multiple stream recording worked as well with no issues evident during the test.
We test the following script to record Avigilon’s RTSP transmission:
ffmpeg -i rtsp://<username>:<password>@<IP address>/defaultPrimary?streamType=u -hide_banner -c:v copy -c:a aac -strict experimental -b:a 192k -ac 2 <Filepath>\<Filename>.mp4
ffmpeg -i rtsp://admin:email@example.com/defaultPrimary?streamType=u -hide_banner -c:v copy -c:a aac -strict experimental -b:a 192k -ac 2 F:\ffmpeg\Test.mp4
Avigilon conducted a conference of several sales engineers located in various territories. No solution was identified until the concept of using the RTSP and then one of the engineers connected the dots.
Thanks again for your participation and I hope this is useful to you.
I won't ask why your cameras are accessible, and I'll assume all is secure, and you might ask your Avigilon Partner to provide you the tech document to stream your desktop to RSTP... The tech document is titled "how to stream your desktop to via RSTP into ACC."
Of course you'll stream this into an alternative recorder, but doing this will allow you to record more than one camera into the stream, zoom and pan the original footage during the creation of the export...
Maybe someone could explain how to add an mono - audio channel into the RSTP stream so you can add voice overlays to the videos.