How to program the Pattern Length in an Esprit ES30C or ES31C series.


When programming a pattern in the ES30C or ES31C Esprit series the camera stops the programming mode, restricting the final pattern.

Product Line

Pelco Cameras


  • ES30C
  • ES31C


The program time of the e ES30C and ES31C is limited because they had limited amount of storage for the patterns.


The Esprit can do the following:

  • One full pattern: 1.5, 3, or 6 minutes long
  • Two half patterns: 0.75, 1.5, or 3 minutes long

This pattern can consist of any standard pan, tilt, or lens command. Presets, flip, and Turbo are not allowed in a pattern. Zone scan can be enabled while running a pattern.

To set the pattern length:

  1. Set Preset 95 to access the main menu of the camera.
  2.  Position the cursor beside Other.
  3.  Press the Iris Open button to enter the menu entitled Other.
  4. Position the cursor beside Pattern Length.
  5. Press the Iris Open button. The cursor moves to the right, beside the number of minutes (1.5, 3, or 6).
  6. Move the joystick up or down to toggle through the number of minutes (1.5, 3, or 6).
  7. Press one of the following buttons on your keyboard:

Note: Digital zoom and proportional pan are not available during a pattern.
Note: If the pattern length is changed, all patterns that were stored are erased

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