Determine how much video storage the DX8000/DX8100 Hybrid Video Recorder is retaining.


How do I determine how much video storage the DX8100 Hybrid Video Recorder is retaining?

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


DX8100 HVR Series


Review recorded video



  1. Login with a valid DX8100 user account (File > User Log-in)
  2. Click on the Search  icon.
  3. Select a camera pane and verify the camera name is listed in the bottom information bar.

  4. Click the arrow next to date, this will bring up a calendar which has a bold red-ish color for each day that has recording.

  5. Count the days/weeks/months of video recording determined by the bolded days, this is the DX8100s video retention.

    Playback time line:
  • Green: Normal Recording
  • Black: Instant Recording
  • Blue: Motion Dectection Recording 
  • Red: Alarm Recording

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