VMS Live Video Shootout

Author: Sarit Williams, Published on Aug 06, 2013

Viewing live video is the first and most fundamental feature of video management systems. In this study, we tested 7 VMSes, comparing and contrasting features and the ease of use of the offerings.

We evaluated Avigilon, Exacq, Genetec, Milestone, Network Optix/Digital Watchdog, OnSSI and Video Insight to understand those differences and recognize what operators can expect using each VMS.

The image below shows a glimpse of each VMS side by side:

We found 9 main differentiators: 

  • Screen Default - What is first shown to the user impacts their experience
  • 16:9 vs 4:3 Aspect Ratios - How a VMS handles different aspect ratios (such as HD and SD)
  • Creating/Selecting Views/Layouts - How sets of cameras can be accessed and displayed
  • Dragging and Dropping Cameras - What ways cameras can be selected 
  • Camera Options in Live View - What information and tools are provided
  • Instant Replay - How quickly or easily can a user access recently recorded video
  • Camera Tours - How operators can watch multiple cameras over time
  • Send Live View to Others - How operators can share important video feeds in real time
  • Instant Manual Recording - How operators can immediately record key incidents

******* **** ***** ** *** ***** *** **** *********** ******* of ***** ********** *******. ** **** *****, ** ****** * VMSes, ********* *** *********** ******** *** *** **** ** *** of *** *********.

** ********* ********, *****, *******, *********, ******* *****/******* ********, ***** and ***** ******* ** ********** ***** *********** *** ********* **** operators *** ****** ***** **** ***.

*** ***** ***** ***** * ******* ** **** *** **** by ****:

** ***** * **** ***************: 

  • ****** *******- **** ** ***** ***** ** *** **** ******* ***** experience
  • **:* ** *:* ****** ******- *** * *** ******* ********* ****** ****** (**** ** HD *** **)
  • ********/********* *****/******* - *** **** ** ******* *** ** ******** and *********
  • ******** *** ******** ******* - **** **** ******* *** ** selected 
  • ****** ******* ** **** **** - **** *********** *** ***** are ********
  • ******* ****** - *** ******* ** ****** *** * **** access ******** ******** *****
  • ****** ***** - *** ********* *** ***** ******** ******* **** time
  • **** **** **** ** ****** - *** ********* *** ***** important ***** ***** ** **** ****
  • ******* ****** ********* - *** ********* *** *********** ****** *** incidents

[***************]

Screen *******

***** **** ********* ******** **** *******:

  • **** ****** / ******* *********: *********, *******, ********, ***** *** ***** ******* *** ******** buttons, **** ****** *** **** ******* *** **** ***** **** to ****, *** ******** ********* ** ****** ************* ** ******** the **** **** *** ********* **** ******* *** ** *** added *******.
  • **** ***** / ******* ********* **** **** *******: ******* *****’* ** ******** * **** ****, *** * bottom ******** **** **** *** ** ****** **** **** * clicks.
  • ** **** ******: ***** ********' ** *** *** **** ************, ****** ******* *** **** streams **** * ****** *** ********. **** ***** **** * full ****** **** (*******) *** * “******** ****” **** *************. This *** ** * *** ************ *** *** ***-********* **** to **** *** *******, ***** *** ******* *** *** ******* available **** ******** ********** **** **** ** **** ***.

**** ***** ******** *** ***** *** ****** ******:

16:9 *** *:* ****** ******

******* ****** ***** ******* ** ********* ****** ****** ** *** maximizing *** **** ****** ** *** ******, ** ** ******** how **** *** ******** ***** ******.

  • ****: ********’* ****** ***** ******* **** *** **** ********* *** less ********. **** ******* *** **** ** ****** ******** ** horizontal - *** ****** **:* ***** (******* ** ****) ******** with *:* ***** **** ********** *** **** ****** ** *** layout. 
  • *****, ********* *** ***** ***** *** * ****** ** ****** 16:9 ** * *:* *** * ******* ** **** (***** will ****** * ***** ****** ***** ** *** ******* ***** of ******* **** * ******** *****, ** ** */* *** 4:3, *** ** **** ****** **** **** *:*). 
  • ******* ***** *** *** **** *** **** ******* ******** ******* depending ** *** ******'* *********. **** ******** *** ********** **:* and ***** ******** ******* *** *********, *** ********* ***** ******** cameras ** *** ******** ******* *** *******.
  • *****: ***** ******* *** *** ***** ** ********** **:* ******* to * *:* ****** *****.  *** **** ***** **** ** use *** “***** ****** ***** ******” ** **** *** ******* redraw, *** **** **** ***** *** **** **** ********** ****** space ******* *** *******.

**** ***** ************ *** ****** ***** *******:

Creating/Selecting *****, *** *******

****** ******** *** ********* *** **** ** *** *** **** operator’s *****- *** ***********- *** *********. **** ***** ***** *** customizations *** ** *** ****** ** ***.

****** ******** ******** * ********* ******:

  • ************* *******: ******** *** ***** ******* *** **** ************* ******* ********** by ****** ** ******** ****/******* ************ **** ******** ****** ******* (though ** ****** ** ******* ** ******** ***** ***** **** version).
  • ********** ********* ****: *******, *********, *** ***** ******* ******* *** ******* ****** templates ******* **** * ****** ****** ****** ** ** ******* 100 ***** *** * ****** ****** ** ********* **** ******* ranges ** ******* (******* *** ***** *** ** **, ***** max ** **, ***** ******* *** ******** ** ***). ****: Genetec *** ********* **** ***** * ****** ****** ** **** layouts ** ****** ****, ******* ************* ***** ******* *** **** modification ** *** ***********, ************
  • ********: ******* *****'* ******* ******** *** * *** ** ** cameras (** ********** *****) ** ***** ** *** ** ****** layout ** * ***** **. ** **, ** ***, *** most *********, *** *** ***** **** ****** **** ** ****.

**** ***** ********* ****** ******* *** ********:

Dragging *** ******** *******

*** ***** **** **** * ****** *** ******** *** ********:

  • ** ****** ****/**** *** ******* ** **** ******* ****** *****: ***** *** *** **** *********** ** ********* *** **** ** right ***** *** ****** * ****** ** *** ******- * clicks *** ****. (** ****** ****** ******* ** *****)
  • **** ****** **** **** *** **** ** **** ******* ****** panes: ** ********, *****, ******* *** ******* *****, *** **** can *** *** **** **** *** **** **** *** **** pane, *** **** **** *** **** ****** *** ****** ****** to ****** *********. (******** ****** ** ******* **** ********* ** Enterprise *******, *******/********* ******* ******** ****** ** ****** ** ****)

**** ** ** ******** *****:

Camera ******* ** **** ****

** ****** *** *** ****** **** ** ****** **** ****/**** and ******** ***** *** ***** * *** ***-*** ** ****.

  • **** *************: ***** ******* *** **** ************* *** ******’* ***** overlay ** ******** ****/****/***** **** *** **** *************, ****** **** account *** ****** **********. *** *******, ***** ** **** ********** when ** * ******** *********** (*** *****) ** **** *** details ***** *** **** * *****/**** ** **** ****** ** in * **** ********* ***** **** ***** *** ** ******.
  • ***** *************: *****, ********, *** ******* ***** *** ******* *** timestamp ** ** ****** ** ** *** ****** *** ** to ******* ** *** **** ****.
  • **** ***********: *****, *********, *******, ***** *** ******* ***** ***** many ******** ******* **** ** **********, ***, **** ******* *** others ** ***** ******** ** ***** *** ****** ****** ** Genetec. ** ********, ******* ***** ****** ******** ******** ****** *** **** ** *** ****** ** *** ********** because ** ********* *********** ** ****** ** ******- ********** *** troubleshooting. 
  • ***** ***********: ***** ******* ****** ****** ****, ****** ****, **** focus, *** *** ******* ** ****** * **** ****** ***-** for * ****** ****.

Removing *******

***** ******** *** *******:

  • ******* *** ***********: ******** *** ** ******* **** *** *******- simply ***** *** *** ***** * ******: *****, *******, *** ***** right ***** ** ******** ** ****** *** ******.
  • ******* *** *********: ********* *** ***** ******* ******* *** **** to ** **** ***** ** ****** * ******-******* ********** ***** and ** ** ********* *** *** ******, *** **** **** view *******.

**** ** ** ******** *****:

 Instant ******

*********, ********* *** **** *** ******* ** ******* ** * camera's **** ** ********* *** * ****** ***** ** ** event. ** ********** *** ****'* **** **** ****** **** **** view ******* ****** ** ****** ******** *****. ***** **** ******** UI ********** ** ********, ******* *** *****, **** *** *********** different **********. ***** *** * **** ** ****** ****** ****:

  • *** ***-**: ***** *** ***** ******* - **** *****, * ***** click **** ***** ****** * ****** (*** ******* ** *** view) ** * ****** ****** ****** ** ** ********, ****** it **** ****** ** * ***-** (***** *** ** ********* or ***** ** ******* ******). ********, *** ****** ***** *** 5 *** ** ******* **** *, * ***** *******. ***** ******* offers * ****** ******'* ** ****** ******* ***-** **** ****** be *********, *** *** ** ***** ** ******* ******. ** viewing **** **** *** ******, ** ******** *** **** ** set ****** ******* (*** ******* *** ****** *****:*/*/*). *** ****** will ****** **** *** ************ ******** ** *** ****** **** no *** ** ***** * ****** **** ******** ** ****** it ** ** **** ** **** * **** ****- ********** and **********)
  • ******** ****: *******, ********* *** ******* ***** - ******* *** ********* ***** for **** * ****** ****** ****** ** *** ******* ****** the **** (******** ****** **** **** ** * ****** ** a ****** ******** ***** *** *** ******* ** **** ** show * ************ ****) ** * **** *** ***** **** live *** ****** ** *** **** ****. ******* ***** ******** * timeline *** ** *** **** **** **** ****** ****** *** immediate ******** ******* ****** ** ***** ***** ** ****** * specific **** ********. **** ** ******* ** ** **** **** alternatives *** ***** **** * ******* ********* ******** ***** *** be ***********.
  • ****: ******** ****** * **/**/** ****** **********, ** ******** ******* replay ******* ***-*** *** *********** *****, ****, *******. 
  • *** ********: ***** ****** *** **** ** ********** **** **** (* frame ** * **** ** **** **** *** ******* ****** a ****)** ***** ****** ****** ** **** * ******** ******* for *** ******* ** ****-** ********** ****** **********.

**** ***** ***** ******* ****** ******* ** ******:

Camera *****

***** *** *** ********* ******* *******: *****/******* ** * ***** and ****** ********* ****** * **** ** * ******. ***** are * ****** *** ***** **** ****:

  • ******* **** *******: *******, ********* *** ***** ******* ***** *** tours/carousels/camera ********* ****** * **** **** ********* *** *** ** * ****** ******. (******* and ********* ***** *** ********* ***** ***** *** **** ****** within * ****** **** ** ****. ***** ******* ****** ***** server ****** *******) 
  • ******* **** *****/*******: ********, ***** *** ******* ***** ***’* ***** the ******* ** **** ***** ****** * ****/**** ** * layouts *** **** ***** **** ******* (******* ***** **** ******* through *** ******* ** * ****** ****)
  • ******* **** * ****** ******: ******* ***** ** *** **** limited ** **** ******** * **** ** ********* ******* *** added ** *** “***** ****”, *** ******* ******* *** * camera ********/**** ****** * ****** **** ** * ******. ***** will ***** **** *** *** ******** ******** ** ******* ****** a ****.
  • ******* ******* **** ***** *******: *******, ********, *** ***** ***** for ******* ** *****/*****/******.  *** ******* ***** **** ** * seconds *** ****** *** *************.

**** ** ** ******** *****:

 

Send **** **** ** ******

************* *** * *** ****** ** ******** **** ********** *** that ******* ** ********* **** *********** ***** ************ ** ********* operators **** *********** ******* ** ********.

  • *** ********* ** ***** *** ******* ***** ** ***. ********* allows * **** ** ***** **** ** ******, *** *** logged ** *****. ******** ****** *** ************* ******* ** **** to ******* ****, *** **** ** **********.
  • *****’* “**** *****” ****** ******** *** ******** ** **** * push ***** **** ** ***** ****** *** ******* **** ****** video ******* ********* *** *** ****, ***** ***** ** ****** missed ** *** ********. ** ********,*** ****** **** **** *** same **** ******** ***** ** ***** *** ******** *********.
  • ******* ****** ******* * **** **** ** ******* ****** ** user ** *******, ***** *** ****** * **** ****** ** a ****** ****** (***** ******* ***** * ****** ****** ** a ****), *** ** **** **** ** ** ***-*** *** the ********* ***** ***** ** ****** ** ******. 

**** ** ** ******** *****:

Instant ****** *********

**** * ******’* ********* ** *** ** ****** ********* ****’* triggered ***, *** ******** ****** **** *** ****** ** ****** manually ** *** ***** ** ******** ** ******** ** **** view.

  • ******** **** *****: ** ***** ****’* ********** * “**** *******” *** ******** a *** ***** ** ***** *** **** ******.
  • ***** **: ********, ***** *******, *****, ********* *** ******* *** ***** * manual ****** ****** **** * ******* * ****** ****** **** (30 ****** ******* *** ***** *******).
  • *********: ******* ***** *** * ‘*****’ ****** ********* ***** *** cameras **** ****** ** ******* ********* *** *** ******* *** it ******** *** ******* ** ******* ** *********- *** ******* the **** ** *** ****** ****** ****** **** *** ******* are *** ********* *** ** *** ********** ** **** ******* when ******** ** ***** *****.

**** ** ** ******** *****:

***** ******* ********

***** **** ******* ** ******* **** **** **** **** ****** streams; ******* ** **** ********, **** *** ***** ******* *** also *********. *****, ********* *** ******* ***** ******* ****** (* pane ****** * ****** **** *** ** **** ** ****** another ****** ****** * ******), ******** ***** (***** *** *********) in ***** ** * ****** *** ** ******* ****** * built ** ****** ******** **** *** ** **** *** *************. 

********, **** *** ********* ** ***** **** ****** ** ********** keyboard ********* (******** ************* ** ****), *** **** ** *** VMSes ******* * ****** ** ******** *******, **** *** * few *** *** **** *******: 

  • ********, ********* *** ******* ***** *** ** ******** ******
  • ******* ***+*** ** ******** ******, ****+* *** *** ** ***** and **** **** *******
  • ***** ** ****/**** ****, ** ** **** *** *** *** goes **** ******
  • ***** ******* *** ** ******** ****** (*** **** ** *** your ***** ** *** ***)

Manufacturers ********

******* 

*******'* ******** ****** ******** ***** ***** *** **** ***** **** tips ** **** **** *** ******** ***** ** ******** *** customize ***** ******- ***** *** **** ** ****** ****** *** the ***** **** ********** ** ***** * ****** ** ******** options *******.  **** ******* ****** ******* ******* **** * ****** camera ****** ** * *** ** ** (** **** *** drop ****** * ******), ** ******** ** ****** ***** **** customized ***** *****. *** ****** ****** ****** ******* ********* **** the ****** **** ** *** ********* ******** ******* ********** **** to ****** **. ****** ********, *** ******** *****, ******* ** whether *** ****** ******** ** ** *** *** ****** ******** creation ** ******* ** ** *** ****** ***** ***** ******* advanced ******. ****: ******* ******* *.* ******.

********* 

*********'* ****** ********* *** *** **** ************* ** *** ***** reviewed *** ******* **** *-*** (***** ****** *** **** ****?) and **** **** ********* ** *:* *** **:*, ****** * mixture ** **** ****** **** * *** ****** ** *** a ***** ****** (**** *** ***). ** ********, **** ***** ******** *******: allowing ***** ** ***** * *** (**** ********* *******- ***** as ****) ****** * **** ** * ******, ** ******** to * *** **** *******, ********, ****** *** **** ******. The ****** ** ********** ******* (**** **** *****) ** ****** layouts *** ****** *** **** ***** **** ********* ******* ** commonly **** ** *********.  ****: ******* *.**/*.** ***** **** ******.

********

**** *** **** ****** ** ***** ********** ** ******** ********** templates *** *******, ** *** ******** ***** ******* ***'* **** to ******* ***** *****. ** ****** *** ***** ********** (******** ** Exacq's ****** ****** ***** ** **** *******) **** *** ******* to "****" * ****** ******** ** **** ****** ** ****** adding/removing *****. *** ******* ** *********** (********** ****) *** ****** ****** as **** ** **** *** **** ****** * ****** *** also *********. ********'* **** ************* ******** *** *** ****'* ********* ** save * **** (*** ******) ** *** **** ******* - upgrading ** ******** ** * ****. ********, *** ******* ** apply * ****/**** ******* **** ** **** ** *** ******. Note: version *.*.*.** ******.

***** 

*** ***** *** *** ***** *** *** ******* ** ********* the ***** ******** ***** ******* ****/****/****/****/**** *** *****. *****'* *********** ** creating ** ***** ******* ** ******** ****** ** ** ******** was **********. ****, ******* *** ******* ** ****** ********** ****** templates, ****** **** ******* **** ********'* ******** *******. **** ****** details *** ** ******** **** * ***** ***** ** **** view, *** *** ******* ** ****** * ****** **** **** requires * ******. ****: ******* *.*.*.***** ******.

*****

*****'* ****** *** *** **** ************ **** **** ******** ** the ***** *****. ** * *** **** ** **** *** it *** ***** ** *** **** ***** *** ****** **** estate *** *** **** ****** *** ******** *** ********* *******/*****/******* was *********. ****** ********** **** *** **** **** ******** * hierarchical ****** ********* *** ****'* ***** *** ** **** ********* of ****** *********. ** ********** ******** ********* *** ************ (***** have ** ** **********), ** **** **** *** **** **** and **** ** *******. **** ** ***** *** **** ** user ****** *** ****** ***** (***-******* ** ***** ** ******* ** user) ****** * **** ** **** ** * ********** **** of ******* ** ****** **** (*-**). ****: ******* ******* *.**/*.* ******.

** *******/******* ********

** *******'* ******* ** ****** ******* *** ********* **** *** other ***; ** ********** ********* ** ***** ** ***. **** allow *** **** ** ****** (*/**/***/***) *** ****** ********** ** the ****** ******** ** ** ***. ***********, *** **** *** define ******* ** ** * *:*, **:* *** **** *** cell ******* ******* **** ****** (****-*****). *** ********* ** ****** a ****** ******** ******** ***** **** ********* ********* *********** ** cases ***** *** ******'* ****** ********* ****'* ********* *** ** the ****** ** *** ** ****** ***. ****: ******* *.** tested.

***** *******

***** ******* ******** ******** *** ***** ******* **** ********* ****** ratios. *** *** *** *** ******* ** ******* ****** ***** is ******** *** ***** * ********* ** *** *** ****'* screen *****. ******** ******* *** ***** (***** **** ** *****) requires ****** ***** *******, *** ********* *** ******* **** **** are ******* ** **** *** **** ****** **** ***** ***** (Exacq, ********) *********. *** **** ** **** ****** ** **** to ****/*** *** ******* ** * ***-** (*** ** ******* by ******** *** ****** ** ********* **** ****/*******,) ***** ** harder *** *** ******** ** ******. ** ******** *** ****** record ******, **** ********* ** ********, ** ********** *** **** default ** ** ******* ** ****** **** - ****** *** tool *** ************ ****** "******". ****: ******* *.*.**.* ******.

Comments (28)

***** *** **** ********** ******** *** ***** **** *** ******:

*) *** *** ***** **** ***-***** ** ** **** **** screen

*) *** *** *** *** ****-******* ** ****** *** ***** as ** **** ** *** *** ** *** ******. *** can ********* *** **** *** *** ****** *** ** ** the ****** *** **** ******.

*) **** ** *** **** ****** ** ***** **** ******* to ****** *:* ** **:* ***** ** *** ****** ***********. If *** **** * ******** ** **:* ** *:* ******* on *** ****** ** *** **** **** ** **** ****** the ***** ****** ** ****** *:* ** **:*.

***** *** *********** *** ****** *****. ***, **** *** *** many **** ********/*******/*********/****** ************** *** **** ******.

**** * **** ***'* **** ** ******, ****'* ****** ** us. ******. **'* *** ************** ** **** **** **** ****** can **** ***** ******* ** *** *********** ******* ******* *** manual ** ******* *** ******. ** **** ******, ** ***** that * *** ******** **** *** *******, *** ********* ******** as *******.

*** **** ******* ** **** ******** **** ****** "**** ** step" ******* ********. ** ****, *** *** ****** **** *** button ****, *** *** ***** **** **** ******* ** *******. We ******* **** ** ** **** *** - *** ******* doesn't **** ** ***. * **** ********** ** ****.

******* ******* ** *** *********, ** ***** * ****** ***** range ** ********* (********* ******** * ******** *** ********* *** application), *** **** *** ****** ** ***** ** ** ** offer ****** ******* ****** **** *** ********.

** ******** **** **** ** **** ** ******, ******, **** to ***** **** **** ** ************ ***** ** ** ***** with *** *******. *** ********* **** ** ****** ******* *** many ******, *** **** (********** **) *** *** ********** **** we ***** * **** ******* **********.

** ** ****, * ******* **** **** ****** ******** ******* a ****** **** *** * ***** ************ **********. ** ************, or **** ********* ** ** ***** ****** *** ***** *** vendor ** ****** ***** ********* ** *** ******, *** ** might ***** ** **** ************** *** ***** ***** **** ***** purported ** ******-**-****.

*** **** ****, * **** ****** ****'* #* ******. ***** you *** **** *****.

*** ****** ******** ****** ***** *** *************: **, ****, **********, Lenel, *****, *******, ***.

**** *** * **** **** **** *** ****** *** *********. This *** ** ******** ******** ** ******* ** *** ******, but **** *** *** ********* *** ******* ******* ******* ****** into ***** ******* ** ***** ***** ************. * **** **** testing *** ******* **** ** ******* ************ *** ***** ** send **** ** ***** *** *** **** ** *********** ***** be ********* ** ******* ******** ***** * **** *** ***** from. * *** ****** ************ ** **** **** ** ***** America ** **** ** ******* ** ******* ******** *** *** direct. **** **** ****'* ****** ** ** *** ***** ******** the ***** *** ***** * ******. **** *** ******* *** email *******. **** **** ***** ******** ** ********* ***** *** actual *******.

***********, *****, *** ******* ***** ** * **** **** ** add, *** * ***** **** **** ********* **** **** **** be ***** *** *** ** *** ******. *** ** **** OEMs *****, **** **** **** ******* ** ******, *** ***** hasn't **** ******** ** ***** ** *****.

* ***** ** ******** ** ***********, ***** *** *******, **** should ** ***********, ****, *******, ******* *** ************. ******* **, they **** **** ** **** **** ** ***** ***** *** tests.

** *** **** ******, **** ***** ******* *** ******* ***** are *** ********* ******** *******. *** **** *****'* ********** ** Video ******* *** ******* *****'* **** ******* ***** ***** *** live ***** **********, * ***** **** **** **** *********.

******: "** ** ****, * ******* **** **** ****** ******** letting * ****** **** *** * ***** ************ **********."

******, ** ** ****, * ***** ******* *** **** ** over **** ****** ** **** ******* ****** ****** **** ***********. Indeed, * ******* *** ** ***** *** *** *** **** connected ***** **** ** ** ****** *****, *** *** **** an ************ *** ******** **** *********.

** *** *** **** ** **** ****, * ** *** sure **** ***** *** ********* ** ***, ** * **** not *******.

*************, ** *** **** ****** **** * ****, **** * factual ***** (** ****@****.***) ** **** **** ************ *** *** we **** ****** *** ******* ** ***********.

** *** ******** ***** ***** ** **** **** ******, *** answer ** **. ***** ** ***** ********** *** ** *** products **** **** ** *** ******** *****, ** *** ***** to ***** ** ~*.

** ***** **** ** ***** ** **** *** **** ***** it ***** **** ***** *** ****** ** ****, ******* *** release **** ** **** ***** ****** *** ******* **** ****** and **** ******* **** **** *** *******. ****, ***** ** diminishing ***** ** ******* ****** ** ***** *** **** ** many ******* ********** ** ******** ***** *** **** ****** * similar ******* ** *** * ** *** ******* ****.

**** ****, ** ** **** ******* ********* ** ****** **** ****, ** ** **** ** **** **** ***** ***** ************. At **** ****, ** *** **** ***** ********* *** ********** VMS ** *** ******** ***** ** **** ****** (*.*., ** the ********** **** ****** ** ***** **, **** ** ***** their ********* *************, ** **** ******** ** **** ** ***** in ************ **** ******).

** ******* ********, * ****** *** **** ********* **** *****'* being **** ** ********. * **** **** * *** **** I *** **'* ** ** **** **** ******** *** ******. It's ** ** **** *** ** *****'* *** *** **** understand **** ********* ** ********, *** ** **** ***** ** worse **** *** ***** ** ******* *******.

*'** *********** **** ********, ******* ** **** * ******* ** our *** *** * ********* *** ******* ** ***********.

** * ********* ******* *** *****, * **** ** ***** out **** ************/************** ** **** ****** ** ******** '**** ****' functionality.

Screen *******

******** ** ******** ************ ** ******** *** '*******' ** *** GUI. ** *** ****, ******** **** **** **** ****** (***** take ** ******** **** ******).

**** ****** ** '********' **** (** **** *** *** *********) is * ******* ** ****** ***** (***** ***** ****). ****** to ****** ***** ** ********** ** *** ****** ************* ** the **** ********* *****. ** ******* *** *********** ** ***** those ************* *** **** ** **** ***** ***** ******* **** these ******** ** **** ** ***** ***** ***** ****** ** restrict ***** *****’ ****** ** ***** ********.

Dragging *** ******** *******

***** ** ** **** **** ******** **** *** ***** '******** and ********' ****** *** ***, **** ********* ** '* ****** too ****' ******* *** **** **** ******** *** ******** **** requires * ******* (*****, ****, ******* **** *** ****). ****** dragging *** ******** *** ******** ** ************ * *********** ** two ******.

Camera ******* ** **** ****

*** ***'* **** ******** ** *** ** *** '**** ***********' or '***** ***********' **********, *** ******** ****** ******** ***, ********** and *********** ****** ***** ** *** *** *** **** ****** feed (***** ***** **** ******* ***** ****** ** *** **** corner ** **** ****** **** - *********** ** *** **** of *** ****** ****).

****, *** ****** ***** (***** *** **** ** **** ****** in **** ***** *** ** ****) *** ** '*******' ** show ******* (** ***********) ***** ** *** ****** **** **** are ********* **** *** ****** ****** ***** ** *** ********.

Instant ******

** ****** ******* ****** *** *****, **** ******** ** *** simply *****-**-***** ** *** *********. ******** *** *********** ****** (**** appear **** *** ***** **** ***** **** *** ****** ****) moves ******* ** **** *** *****. ******** *** ***** *** holding ** **** ***** ********* ********.

Camera *****

*** ********* ***** *** **** *** '********' *** **** ***** individual ****** ***** ******* * ****** ****. *******, ****** ******** configuration *** ************* *** *** ******* ** ***/****** ******* ***** times *** **** *** * ********* ***** **** *** **** camera ** *** ********.

** ********, *** ******** **** ** ******** ****** ******** ********** controls (***** ***** **** ****** **** ** ***) ** ******** cycle ******* *** ******* ** *** ********. *** ***** ** not **** ** **** *** *** *** ***** ***** ** auto-rotate *** ******* ******* *** ******** ****.

Send **** **** ** ******

*** ********* **** **** *** '**** *****' ************* ******** * Push **** ********* ** *** ********** ****** ****. *** **** this ** * ******** (** ********** ** *** ****** *** do *** ******* ****), *** ******** **** *** ******* * 'confirmation ********' **** *** ******** **** *** ****** *** **** 'push' *************. ********* *** ********* *** ** **********.

****, ******** ****** ** ** * ******** *** ****** **. With **** ******** *************, *** ***** *** *** ******* ** using *** ****** (*.*. ** ***** *** ******* ** * 'push ***** ********', **** *** *** ****** ** *** **** panes ** * **** **** ***** *******' **** ***** (******** end ***** ** '******' *** **** **** ****** **** **** could ** *** **** **** *** ***** ** **** *** other *******).

Instant ****** *********

**** *** *** **** ***** *****. ******** ****** ****** ******* manual ********* ********* (*** ******). **** *** ****** **** ** right-clicked, ***** ** * *** ****** **** ******* ** *** Circular ******* **** (*** ****). ******** **** ****** ********* *** camera ********/******* *** ******* ****-**** *** *** ******* ** ******* (this ******* ** ******** ** *** ******** (******* & *******/** for **********/****** *********). **** *** *** **** *** ****** ********* is *******, *** ****** ******* **** ** *** ******* ******** from *** ********.

************, ***** ** * '******' ********* ** *** *** ***** of *** ****** **** ***** **** ******** ******* *** **** time ********* ******** ******* (** ****** ** *** ******** ********* is *********).

***** ** ** **** '**** ********' ***** *** ***** ****** recording, *** *** ****** *** ** ****** ******** ********* ******** is ** ***** ***** *** ****** **** *** ***** *** red ******.

Other ******* ********

"********, **** *** ********* ** ***** **** ****** ** ******** shortcuts (**** ** ***** *** *** ******* ********* ****)"

**** ** ************ *********. ** ****** ***** (** ***** ****), there *** *** **** *** *********** ********* - ******** *** Joystick. ******** ********* *** ************ *** ** ********* ****** ********* and ***** **** ** ********* *** ** ******** ** ** separate *** ***** ******* (****** *'** ***** **** * ******** with **** **** *******!) :)

************, ******** *** ******** ********* *** ** ********** ** **** end **** (** ******* ** *** ****** *************). *********, ****-* can **** *** ******** *** *** *** * ********* ******** for *** ***** ** ***** *** ***********. ** *** ****** administrator *** ******* **** ******** *** *** **** *** ** shortcuts. *** ****** *** ** ******* *** ******* ***** ** flexibility ** ***** *** ***** ** ********* *** ******** ** best ***** *** ***** ** ***** ************.

Manufacturers ********

"** ******** ********* *** ************, ** **** **** *** **** drag *** **** ** ******* *** ****** ********* ******** ******* up ******."

****** '** ******** ******** *** ************' ******* *** **** **** our ** ****** ** ******* ** ************ '****' (** ***'* use ****** ** **** ****). *** ******* **** '**** ** function' ** * ******** ***** ** '**********' ** *** ****** who *** ****** (*** ********* ***** **** * ******** ******** for ************).

*** *** ****** **** ** ***'* **** '****' **** *** drop... *******, ** **** '****' ***** *****/*******. '****' *** ** subjective.

******** ****** *** ********* ** ********** ** ******** ****** ***** - *** **** ** *** * *********** ** ** **. The **** ****** *** ** ****** ***** ** *** ****** Record *********.

**** * *** ******** *** **** *****, * ******** **** VMSes **** * ******* ** **** ** ******** *** ******* camera **** **** ** *** ***** ****, ** ** ****** how **** **** ****?

** ***** ** ***** ** ******* *** ***** ****-** ******* (for ****** ****** *** ****** ****) ** ***** *****. ******* how **** ******* * ******** *** ** ****** ********.

***********, ****** *** ******* ** *** **** ** ** ******. We **** *** ******* **** ******, *** ** *** ** impacted ** ***** *** ******* ********** ***.

****-** ******* ** ** ***** *** * ******* **'* **** of * ****** *** ******* **** ** ** * ********** issue ***/** ****** ** *******. * ***** **'* ***** ******* at **** *****.

** **** ***** ******* ***** ***** *** ** ********, **** yes - ** ** ******/******* *****. ** ***** ***** ** is ******** ****** *****, * *******.

**** **********, ** *** ** ****** ***** ******* ******* *** intimately ******** **** *** *******.

**** ** ****** **** *****, *** ******** ****** ** ***-****** a *** ** *************.

**** ***** ****, * ******* ********** ***** ***** ** ******* as **** **** ** ******* **** *** ***** ***'* ******** the **** ***** ** ***-**** *****, *** (*********) ***** ***** into ****** ** ******* ***** *******. **** ** **** **** for ** *** *** *********.

*****, ******,

***** ** ***, ** ***** ***** ******* **** *****'* ********* technical **************. *** *********** (********* *** '******' *** *****) ** based ** ******** **** ***. ********, ** ***** *** *********, he *** **** *** *******.

***** ***** ** *** ********* *** ****** ***** *************** ********** their *******. ** *** *** ***** ** **** ****** ** our ******* *** ********* ** ******* ****** ****** *************. ** is ******** ********** **** * ************ ********* ********* ************** ****** know ***** ******* *** ** **** ** ******** *********** **.

**** ****, ** **** ***** **** * ****** ** **** claimed ******, ************:

****** *******:

  • **** *******: “..******** **** **** **** ****** (***** **** ** valuable **** ******).” **** ** *** ** ********** ** *** report; **'* ****** **** *******. ** ********, *** ******* ** that *** ****** **** ****** ***** ** **** ****** *** users, ********** ********* ** ********** ****, ** **** ******* *** key *********. ** *** ********* ******** **** *** ****'* *** an ***** ** *** ******, **** * ********** ** *******.
  • * **** ***** *****’* ******** **** *** *** ** *** to ** **** ** *** **** *** ** *** *****. And ***** ***’* * ***-******* ******** ********; *** **** ***** have ** *** **** **- *.*., *********.

******** *** ******** *******:

  • ***** *** ****** ** ***** ***** *** ****** * ****** is ******** ** ***** ** * ******* ********* ** *** text *** *****, *** ************** *** *** ******* ** **** and ****, ***** *** ****** ***** *** ********* **** *** rest ****: “** ****** ****/**** *** ******* ** **** ******* across *****“
  • **** *******: "…**** ********* ** '* ****** *** ****' ******* the **** **** ******** *** ******** **** ******** * ******* (click, ****, ******* **** *** ****)." **** ** ****** *****. You *** ********** * '*******' **** * ******. ** ** more *********** ** ** * ********** ****** **** ** ***** just **** *** ****. ** ******* * ****** ** ***** you ****:
    • ***** ***** ** *****
    • **** ******, ***** ****** **** (***** *** ******)
    • **** **** ** *******>>****** ** **** *** *** *** ****
    • ***** ******

**** *******: "..****** ******** ************* *** ************* *** *** ******* to ***/****** ******* ***** ***** *** **** *** * ********* dwell **** *** **** ****** ** *** ********." ***** ** no ***** ** *** ******. ** ****** *** *** ******* on **** ** ********** *** ***** *******.

**** ****** '**** **** ***** ** ******' ******* ** ****** your *******, ***** ** ****, *** **** *** ******* *** errors ** *** ******. ***********, **** *************, ** ******* ************ of ** ******** **** ** *********, *** ******** ** ** the ********.

******, ***** ** **** ********, * ******* *** ******* ***********:

  • *** ********* ** ******** *********.
  • *** ****** ********* *******. ****, *****'* ********* ********* ************** ************ this ******* (******* ** ***** ********) ** ** ** * webinar ** *** *** ** *** ** ****** *********.

***** ****** *** ***** ******** *****!

** ****,

*** *** ****** ****** *******. * ** * ********** *** have ****** **** *********, *****, *** ***** *** ***** *******'* GUI *** **** ***** ** ** *** *** **** ******** and **** ******** ** ***. * **** ****** *** ***** issues *** * ***** ***** **** ********* ** *** ****.

****** *** *** **** ******.

*** ** *** **** **** **** * **** *** **** on ******* ****** (** ** ****** ***** ** ** *** right ****)

***** ********:

*** ** **** ** ***** ******* *** ********* *** ******** Alarm *********.

**** ******* ******** *****, ** * ***** ********* ******, **** monitor ***** *** ** **** ****** ********** ** **** ***** event. ** ******* ***** ***** ******* **************, *** ***** **** take ***** *** *** ******** ***** **** ** ***** ** another **** (** *****) ** ****** ***. *** ***** ****** take ***** ** *** **** ***** (***) *** **** *** previous ***** ** ****** ***** (***) *** **** ***** ** 3rd ***....

** ******** **** ** ************ ** *** ***** ** ***** that **** **** *** ***** *******.

**** *** ******* ***** **** **** ** ********...** ** ********* you ****?

* **** ** **** ********** ** **** ***** ****!

******, *******

***** *** *******. ***, ** *** ******** ** ******** ****** in *** ****** *** **** ******* *** ********* ** **** VMS.

******, ** ** ********* *****, ***** *** **** ** ***** so **'* **** *** ************ ******** ** **** **** ***. So **** ** ** **** ******, ****** **** *** '*** not *****? *** *** ****? *** *** *******? *** ** AD *********?" ***.

** ** **** ** **** ***** ***** ******* * ***** it ** ******** ** **** **** ****** ******* ** **** VMS ** *** ******** ********* *** ***** ******* ******* ****** from ******, ***** * ***** **** ******.

*** *** **** ******* **** **** ** **** ** ******** Centre, *** **** ** ****** *** ****** **** ** *** top **** ** *** **** ** ********* *** ****** ***** will ******* ******* ****.

***** ******, **** ** *** *** *** * ******** **** by ****. * ***** ***** '***** ***' **** ***** *** the *** ******* *** *** *******.

********* **** ***** ******** **** ** *********** *********** ** **** having *** ****** ** ****** ******* **** **** ** ******* (64 ** *******, *** ** *********) ** *** ****** * good ***** ** **** **** ******* ****** ********* *** **** some ******* ********** ** **** ******* ** **** ** * h.264 ***** *******, **** **** ** ** *** **** ******** monitors ** *** ***********.

** ********** *** *** ******** *** **** ** ******** ****** to ****** **** ** *** ******* ***** ** ******* ** on * **** ****** *********** *** *** ** ******** *** view ** ** *******. *'* *** **** *** **** ** is ** ****** **** ******* ** **** ** *** ****** but ******* *** *** ***** ********** ** **** *********** ***** those '*** ****** ** ********' ******* ***** **** * **** is ****** ** **** ***+ ******* ** * *** ***** PC *** ** **** ******* * ** * *** *** stream ** *** ****** ** **** ************ *** ** *** CPU ***** ***** *** *** ****.

***: ** *** * ******* ******* ** *** ** * little ****** ******* ******* ****, **'* *** ***********, *** **** because * ********** **** *** ******* ******* **** ****** **** some ** *** ******.

* ***** **** **** **** ** **** * ***** **** for * *** ****. *** ***** ******* *** *** *********** with *** **** ******* ** **** ** ***** *******? *** could **** *** ****** **** *** *********** *** *** ****** side *** ***********.

****,

****** *** *** ******** *** ********. * *****; * **** it **** ** ******* ***** ***** ******* (** *** ******) will ** **** ** * ******* *******, *** **** *** CPU *****, *** *** ********** *** ** ***** * ******'* be **** ** **** **** ** *** ***** ***.

***********,

******. ***, ** *** ******** ** ************* **** *********** ***** in *** ******.

**** * ********* ***********, *** **/*** ****** ***** *** *********** too (** *** **** ** **** *** ** **** *** fluid) - **** **** ** **** ******* **** ****-***, ****-*** video (********** *.***). **** ** **** **** **** ******* ******* multiple ********, ** *** *** ****** ***** *** ****** ** to *** *****. ** ****** **** ** **** **** *****.

** ** ** ********** **** ****** *** *** *** ***** high ****** ***** ***** *** **** ********* ** * "********* screen". **** **** **** *** **** **** *** ***** *******, and **** **** ****** ******** * ****** ** **** *** something *** ** *** ********. **** ***'* ****** **** ****-*** in *** ** ****** ****, *** ********** ******* **** ****** detail **** *** *** *** ** ********* ** **********.

** **** ********* ****** *********** ******* ** * **** ** our *********** ******* **** *** ***** *** **** *********** ** how **** *** ** ***** **** ****** *********. ** ****** only **** ******* ** **** ** *** **** ******.

**** ****** ** ******* ***** *** *** ***:

**** *** ** ****** **** ******** ******** **** ******(* ** 4). ***** * ******** (****** **** *****) ** * ********* for *** ****...***** **** *** ****** **** ****** ******* ** the ***** '************' *** *** ***** *****.

**** **** **** ****** ** *** ***** *** *** ****** on *** ***** **** ***** ****** *** ***** ** *** CPU *** ****** ******* *** ***** **** *** *** *** Memory.

*****... **** *** *** ** *** *********** *******, ** **** to **** ** **** **** *** *** ******* ** **** make * **********.

*****,

***** ******. *** *** **** ** ***** *** *** ****** to ******* *** ********* *********** *** ******* *** ***** **** (stream ****, ***** ****, ***...)? * *** *** ********* ******** Option ** *** ** *** ***, *** ********** **** ** this ***** ** *****

***** *** ********* *** **** ********. * ******** **** ********* below *** **** ******:

Video *******- only place to get camera specific data is via Server statistics for all cameras (or use a filter per server) and it obstructs live view. Here is a screenshot:

*****- ****** ** ***** ***** **** **** **** **** *** get ****** **********, *** ********* ** ****** ********* ** ****** of ******, **** ** (**** ****** **** ** *****):

*****- *** *** ***** **** *** **** ****** ***** ****** and ***'** *** ***/********** *** ***********, ** ********* ******.

*********- *** ** **** ******* (***,***, *********, ***********) ** **** **** ********* ** ******.

*******- *** * ****** '*' ** *** ***** **** *********, will ******* *** *********:


********- ** **** **** ******, **** ** ****** ****** *****>*********** and ***** **** ** *** *******, ********* *********:


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