Exporting bookmarked video

2022-01-25Last updated

To create video files that can be played in media players such as Windows Media Player, you can export bookmarked video recordings and then store the files in Stratocast™, or download them to your local drive.

Before you begin

Add bookmarks to your video.

What you should know

This procedure describes how to export bookmarked video from the Investigate page when using the HTML5 video player.

Video is exported in the Advanced Systems Format (ASF). The maximum length of video that you can export is 60 minutes.

Important: Provided that your portal account remains active, exported video files are stored in the Stratocast™ vault until you delete them.


  1. Click Investigate ().
    Investigate page in Stratocast™ displaying a camera tile with some filters selected.
  2. Specify the time range you want to cover for the bookmark search. You can choose from the following:
    Last hour
    Searches for bookmarks created in the last 60 minutes.
    Searches for bookmarks created on the current day.
    Searches for bookmarks created on the previous day.
    Custom date/time range
    Enter a date and time to search for bookmarks created at a specific date and time. You can also use the calendar and date icons to specify a precise date and time.
    Any time
    Includes all bookmarks.
  3. Select the cameras you would like to include in the search. You can select either a specific camera or All cameras.
  4. (Optional) If you entered a message when you created the bookmark, type the message in the Search for message box.
    The bookmarks that correspond to your search criteria appear on the page as thumbnails.
  5. Specify how you want the bookmarks to be sorted on the page:
    Newest to Oldest
    The latest bookmark thumbnails appear first.
    Oldest to Newest
    The oldest bookmark thumbnails appear first.
  6. From the list of bookmarks, select the bookmark that you want to export and click Export ().
    Investigate page in Stratocast™ showing a camera tile and with the export button highlighted.
  7. In the Save as video clip dialog box, set the following to define the duration of your exported video:
    Minutes before
    The number of minutes to include before the time indicated in the dialog box.
    Minutes after
    The number of minutes to include after the time indicated in the dialog box.
  8. Enter a Description for the exported video.
    The maximum is 2000 characters. If the Description is left blank, the camera name is used as the description.
    Save as video clip dialog box in Stratocast™ Silverlight video player, showing a date and time reference and including a description field.
  9. Click Save.
    On the Vault page, a progress bar for the exporting process appears in the list of exported video files.
    Vault page in Stratocast™ showing the status of the conversion process.
    Note: Only two video exporting processes can be in progress at the same time, per user. Also, the exporting status is refreshed every five seconds.
  10. Click Vault to confirm whether the bookmark was exported successfully.
    Vault page in Stratocast™ with the Play button highlighted.
    Note: After the clip has finished converting, a blue play button is displayed next to the description in the list. Click the button to save the clip locally to your computer
    1. (Optional) To cancel the exporting process or delete the video after it has been exported, select the video from the list of exported video files and click Delete ().
  11. (Optional) To edit the Description of your exported video:
    1. Hover your mouse over the Description you want to modify, and click it when the underline appears.
    2. In the Edit dialog box, modify the Description text.
    3. Click Save.


You have added a bookmark on 4/22/2019 (April 22, 2019) at 4:26:45 PM EDT, and you have chosen a buffer of one minute before and one minute after for the exported video. As a result, the duration of the exported video is two minutes, starting at 4:25:45 and ending at 4:27:45.

Watch this video to learn more. Click the Captions icon (CC) to turn on video captions in one of the available languages.

After you finish

Download the exported video that contains the bookmark so that you can view it offline.
Important: Each user is given a maximum of 1 GB of storage space in the Stratocast™ vault. As a result, it is recommended that you download your exported video files regularly.