How to adjust the video recording resolution and frame rate in the DX8100 Series Hybrid Video Recorder.


How to adjust the video recording resolution and frame rate in the DX8100 Series Hybrid Video Recorder.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


DX8100 Series HVR


Change frame rate or resolution of a camera.


To set recording resolution and frame rates for each channel:

1. From the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button . The Setup dialog box opens to the Camera page.

2. Click the Schedule button . The Schedule page is displayed.

3. In the Camera Settings section, click Frame Rate Configuration. The Frame Rate Configuration dialog box opens. (Bottom left corner)

4. Select the button for the recording resolution and mode you want to configure. Options are as follows:

  • 640
  • 704
  • Normal
  • Motion
  • Alarm
    The 640 resolution setting is for the standard VGA format. The 704 resolution is for the cropped D1 video (NTSC, PAL).

5. Select resolution values for individual channels from the drop-down boxes. Table AH describes the available resolution values. Setting a resolution value for one recording mode sets the resolution value for all modes. For example, setting resolution to 640 x 480 in Motion recording mode will change the resolution to 640 x 480 in Normal and Alarm recording modes as well.

NOTE: Once the recording resolution is selected, recorded video cannot be enhanced to improve video quality on cameras rcecording under low resolution or images per seconds.

Table AH. Resolution Values

Video Format NTSC PAL
640 704 640 704
CIF 320 X 240 352 X 240 320 X288 352 X 288
2CIF 640 X 240 704 X 240 640 X 288 704 X 288
4CIF 640 X 480 704 X 480 640 X 576 704 X 549

6. Do the following:
    a. Using the ALL frame rate settings slider, set the frame rate for all channels.
    b. To set the frame rate for individual channels, use the frame rate slider for each channel to select a frame rate from 1-30ips (according to the available capacity for that channel). The frame rate of an individual channel cannot exceed the maximum setting of the ALL frame rate slider.

7. Click OK.

8. Click Apply when you return to the Schedule Setup screen.


Setting Up DX8100 for Maximum IPS Recording

Table AJ describes how the DX8100 organizes cameras (channels) into groups of four cameras per group. To achieve the maximum recording rate and resolution: (30 ips at 4CIF [NTSC] or 25 ips at 4CIF [PAL]), enable one camera from each group while the other three cameras in the group are disabled. For information about the various recording rates and resolutions, refer to Understanding DX8100 Server Maximum IPS Recording.