Camera Configurations Window

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The Camera Configuration window displays a list of the camera configurations that have been created and are available for use by recording policies.

The column headings displayed in Camera Configurations are Camera Name, Manufacturer, Model, Video Capture URL, Status, Camera Pool, Recording Computer, and Description.

The Camera Configurations toolbar consists of the following buttons:

- Save all configurations.

- Add a new camera configuration. See Manually Add IP Camera or Add VMS Camera.

- Delete a camera configuration.

You can always edit an existing camera configuration. From the Camera Configurations window select an individual configuration, right-click, and select Edit from the shortcut menu. This shortcut menu also features View Live - where you can review a live video feed in a viewer, Manage - where you can view the video feed in a Web browser (URL from the camera manufacturer), Change Active Setting - where you can choose for the camera to be active or inactive, Set Recording Computer - where you can select the computer that captures the camera video feed, and Delete - to remove the camera from the list of configurations.

When changing the Active Setting or Recording Computer, you can also select multiple configurations by holding theShift key or the Control key and clicking on the desired configurations.

To view and record live video feeds, ensure the RTSP is enabled on your IP camera. See your camera's documentation for details on enabling RTSP.

Camera Configurations - main window

Change Active Setting - To capture video and view live feeds, this checkbox must be selected. If it is not selected, then any policy that uses this camera will not run.

When multiple configurations are selected with different current active settings, the checkbox will be shaded to indicate the selected configurations have different Active Settings.

Set Recording Computer - Use the drop-down menu to select a computer which will capture the video feed for the selected configurations. You can also choose for no Recording Computer to be used by selecting the option <not selected>.

When multiple configurations are with different Recording Computers currently selected, <various> will be shown to indicate that different Recording Computers are currently being used for the selected configurations.

Camera Configurations Menu Items

Menu Items


File > Save All

Save settings for camera configurations created or modified.

File > Import from

Open an Import from window to select a camera configuration file that contains values for the configuration.

File > Export to

Open an Export to window to select where a camera configuration file saves to.

File > Exit

Close the application. If changes have been made a Confirmation dialog box appears for saving changes, click Yes, No, or Cancel.

Edit > Add a Camera

Open the Add New Camera window. Depending on whether you are working in Camera Policies Standard mode or Advanced mode, this window displays a shortened or expanded view of options, respectively.

Manually enter camera information for the new configuration. See Manually Add IP Camera.

Edit > Modify Selected Camera

Open the Modify Camera window to change existing values entered for camera information.

Edit > Delete Selected Camera

Remove the selected camera from the Camera Configurations list.

Edit > Delete All Cameras

Remove all cameras listed in the Camera Configurations window.

Tools > Camera Allocation

Open the Camera Allocation window. Use to glance at the basic configuration of your cameras, such as, cameras licensed, cameras in use, and recording computer camera availability.

Help > Current Page

Open online help to the Camera Configurations webpage.

Help > About Camera Policies

Open the About Camera Policies window.

Camera Allocation

In the Camera Configurations window, from the Tools menu, select Camera Allocation. This is an informational window to show how many cameras are licensed, how many cameras are being used, and how many cameras are available for each recording computer. Use this information to manage and change where cameras are allocated using functions in the Camera Configurations window.

Camera Allocation - Information about Cameras