How to perform a Date/Time search using the DX Series Client and DX8100 Client.


How to perform a Date/Time search using the DX Series Client.

How to perform a Date/Time search using the DX8100 Client.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • DX Series Client
  • DX8100 Client
  • DX4100
  • DX4500/DX4600
  • DX4700/DX4800(HD)
  • DX8000
  • DX8100
  • DX4000 use the DX4500/DX4600 Client


Would like to search video using the Date and Time search feature.


 To search video by date and time:

  1. Right click on the server name and select "Connect"

  2. Right click to server name and select "User Log-In" (Note:Use an account with Search privileges)

  3. On the toolbar, click the Search icon (By default, the Search window appears in the Date/Time mode). 

  4. In the Client window, click a video pane.
    NOTE: If the time bar does not appears after clicking the video pane, drag and drop a camera to the vie pane.

  5. (Optional) Verify that Select All check box is selected.
  6. Select the date and time on the playback timeline:
    • In the Date box, select a date.
    • In the Time box, select a time.
  7. To start play back:
    • (Optional) To listen to recorded audio during playback, on the Playback control, click the Audio icon .
    • On the Playback control, click the “Forward playback” button .


The Date/Time search feature has the following guidelines:

  • Playback timeline: Use the timeline calendar and time controls to specify the search criteria.
  • Searching for event-specific video: While in the Live or Search modes, drag the timeline pointer to a position in the timeline to initiate a search. The timeline provides a status bar that represents video recorded during the various recording modes (normal, alarm, and motion).
  • Verifying the search device: To ensure that the proper camera channel is selected, check the camera information box above the playback timeline or verify that the desired view panel is framed with a thin red outline.
  • View format: The Date/Time search mode is supported in full-window view mode.
  • Select All: Allows you to search and playback video from all cameras.


Note: The DX Series Client does not support video playback from the DX4000 DVR.
Note: The DX Series Client does not support Pixel Search for the DX8100/DX8000. Use the DX8100 Client.