Adding bookmarks to video

If you see something worth noting, you can add a bookmark to the live or playback video that you are watching, so that you can review it later.

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What you should know

If a camera is currently not recording (for example, it is set to record only when motion is detected), adding a bookmark forces the camera to begin recording. Also, if your camera is set to record when motion is detected (on motion mode), a five-minute video sequence is recorded when you add a bookmark.

To add a bookmark to video:

  1. On the View page, do one of the following:
    • Select a tile whose camera is streaming live video and click .
    • Select a tile whose camera is streaming live video, click to enter playback mode, and then click .
  2. (Optional) In the Bookmark dialog box, type a short text in the Description field.
    The time stamp of the bookmark is fixed at the time that is indicated in the dialog box.

    TIP: From the Investigate page you can search for bookmarks using the text in the bookmark Description field, enter a bookmark description that can be used later on to help refine the search results.
    1. (Optional) If you no longer require a bookmark, you can close the Add bookmark dialog by clicking .
  3. Click Add bookmark.
    NOTE: In Silverlight video player, this option is displayed as Save.
A bookmark is added to the video sequence. You can later search for the bookmark, and then watch and export video that was recorded at the time the bookmark was added.