With ONSSI (classic) you could simply start a playback window 1 minute behind the live feed.
Other recorders may allow this as well.
Though I am wondering if there would be any drift between the times over many hours or days, I'll try it and see.
How many cameras? How big are the images? what is the bandwidth? can they use a standard windows computer as a DVR?
Pro Focus LLC | 01/30/17 07:42pm
With DW Spectrum, simply open the camera in the view and drag the slider to 60 seconds back in time and leave it alone. It will stay 60 seconds behind.
Common request in broadcasting with alot of options
Milestone Systems | 01/30/17 08:01pm
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There are probably a number of VMS's that would allow you to open their client and start playing back from 1 minute ago and leave it be. As U1 mentioned though, there might be some clock drift over time unless they specifically have a feature to maintain a specific buffer from "now" in order to correct that drift over time. I doubt this is something we do, and either way it also requires manual effort once the client is launched start playback from a specific point.
I just did a quick 5 minute test and as long as "Skip gaps in playback" is disabled, Smart Client did not seem to drift. But that's a fairly short test so not terribly conclusive.
Unless someone knows of an application that does this already, it might require some development effort. Using Milestone's MIP SDK it would probably be trivial for a C# developer to modify one of the samples to initiate playback from a specific point in time and build onto it from there?
Interesting solutions there on the broadcast side. Alot of analog and the HD ones look spendy.
Maybe you could functionally accomplish it by using WOWZA and setting a really big buffer so the VMS starts out behind realtime. A whole minute is pretty long, and probably outside the scope of the function, but it should be easy to try.
This is for a diving team, so only 1 camera, probably an IP 1MP camera. I think the start a VMS client instance and set playback to a minute ago is the easiest solution! Thanks for all the help.
Our product, Crossfire, lets you put a camera into a window, then put the same camera into a second window - and set a delay of any amount of time between the live stream and the second window - you could have a delay of 1 minute or even several days in the second window - as long as you have the bandwidth to keep a live stream going in the first window.
Depending on the client program options, you might be able to set the incoming buffer size. VLC, for instance, looks like this:
I say might because I havent tried it myself on any number higher than 2000.
Most YouTube channels which do live broadcasts use some FREE software called X-Split. You can register for premium version.
They have a few options, I think the gamecaster version suites your needs.
You can see below link, which you can set a time delay for the stream.
you can provide a RTSP video camera as the source.
The only thing to work out is how to display the stream, as it's designed to go to social streaming, but you can do a RTMP service.
Here you can see you can provide the stream to a local output. I think this all can run on a single system.
I don't have anything to do with this company! just maybe information might be useful to people in future also.
Adobe Flash Media Encoder....you can make a commom internet streaming ..
I was going to suggest VLC as well - it's so incredibly configurable, there must be a way to delay a video stream by a fixed time period.