How to perform a simple time-based search using DS ControlPoint connecting to Digital Sentry Series HVR(s) and NVR(s).

Issue

How to perform a simple time-based search using DS ControlPoint connecting to Digital Sentry Series HVR(s) and NVR(s).

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • Digital Sentry Series
  • DS ControlPoint
  • DSSRV
  • DS NVs

Cause

Play back of recorded video from the Digital Sentry Series HVR(s) or NVR(s) using a simple time-based search.

Resolution

Please reference the following link for a visual tutorial: https://youtu.be/CTbDiv2F7Bk

  1. Open DS ControlPoint by double-clicking on the desktop icon   .
     
  2. If DS ControlPoint is set to autoconnect skip to step 4.
     
  3. Connect to server (DS system).
     
  4. Once logged in and connected to the server click Search
     
  5. On the Search tab click Time Based Search
     
  6. Drag the desired camera from the Systems list on the left to the drag item here on the right. If cameras are not listed under Systems click the plus next to the desired server to expand the camera list.
     
  7. Once the camera has been selected the graph will appear on the bottom. The graph will show green for continuous recording and blue for motion recording.

     Time Bar
     
  8. The scroll wheel on the mouse can be used to zoom in/out on the timeline bar.
     
  9. Once the time has been identified that you would like to playback from click the left mouse button on the green or blue time line at the start. While continuing to hold the left mouse drag the mouse to the end time and then release the left mouse button. You can also select the time by clicking in the start and end time boxes below the time line and manually entering the desired time.
     
  10. Click Next
     
  11. Once the data has been loaded from the Digital Sentry HVR or NVR the selected video time frame will begin playback.


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