About video controls

If you select a tile that contains a camera, you can control live and playback video by using the video controls that appear.

The following image shows the video controls in the live video and playback video modes (HTML5 video player).

Video controls in the live and playback video modes

Pause In live mode, click to launch playback mode with the video paused at the current time. In playback mode, click to pause the video at the current frame.
TIP: When video is paused you can right-click the video, then click Save image as... to save a snapshot ( HTML5 video player only).
Play Play the recording at normal speed.
Fast forward Fast forward Fast forward the recording at 4 times, 20 times, or 50 times the normal speed.
Rewind Rewind Rewind the recording at 20 times or 50 times the normal speed.
Switch to live Switch from playback to live video.
Seek Go to a specific date and time in the video that appears in a tile.
NOTE: In the Silverlight video player, the Seek icon () is displayed as Go to date and time ().
Export video Export video so that you can download it for offline viewing (only available in playback mode).
NOTE: The Export video icon () is displayed as in the Silverlight video player.
Clear tile Clear the camera from the tile.
NOTE: In the Silverlight video player, this zoom control is shown as .
Add bookmark Add a bookmark to live or playback so that you can review it later. In live mode, clicking this button also forces the camera to begin recording if it is not currently doing so (for example, recording only on motion).
Zoom slider Digitally zoom in and out of live or playback video that is being displayed.
NOTE: In the Silverlight video player, this zoom control is shown as .
Camera options Silverlight video player only: Select a camera option. Only the options supported by your camera appear. Available options include auto focus, controlling the IR-cut filter, and triggering actions. This menu only appears for cameras that support at least one of the available camera options.
Enable PTZ mode Silverlight video player only: Enter PTZ mode so that you can control a PTZ camera in a tile (only available for PTZ cameras).
Disable PTZ mode Silverlight video player only: Exit PTZ mode (only available for PTZ cameras).
PTZ home Silverlight video player only: Click to go to the PTZ camera's home position preset, or click and hold to save the current view as the home position preset (only available for PTZ cameras).
PTZ zoom Silverlight video player only: Zoom in and out of live video that is being captured by a PTZ camera (only available for PTZ cameras).
Maximize tile size Expand the selected tile to fill the canvas and hide all other tiles.
NOTE: In the Silverlight video player, this control is shown as .
Reset tile size Reset a tile that has been expanded back to its normal size and show all other tiles.
NOTE: In the Silverlight video player, this control is shown as .
IMPORTANT: The date and time that appears at the bottom left corner of a tile in playback mode, are set according to the camera's time zone, not your time zone.

Camera's time zone

Digital zoom mode

HTML video player only: In digital zoom mode, you can control digital zoom for a video in a tile as follows:
  • Using the digital zoom controls (, , or dragging the zoom slider with the mouse).
    • Digital zoom in - increases the level of zoom applied to the selected area.
    • Digital zoom out - reduces the level of zoom applied to the selected area.
    • Reset digital zoom - reinstates the default video without digital zoom applied.
  • Using the mouse's scroll wheel, with the tile selected.
  • Using the digital zoom thumbnail controls ( , ) you can move the digital zoom thumbnail out of the way.
NOTE: The number of tiles that are displayed affects the size and the location of the digital zoom thumbnail. You can click and drag the red digital zoom box inside the digital zoom thumbnail to apply the zoom to a new area of the view.

PTZ mode

In PTZ mode, you can position the PTZ camera by clicking the mouse pointer in the direction that you want the camera to move. Also, you can zoom in and out of the video in a tile as follows:
  • Using the PTZ zoom controls (, )
  • Drawing a zoom area (blue rectangle) around the area that you want to zoom in on
  • Using the mouse's scroll wheel, with the tile selected