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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Configuring camera profiles

Camera profiles define which video profile, schedules, recording types, and storage options are set for each camera.

You can modify the default camera profiles, create new profiles, or clone an existing profile in the Camera Profile dashboard.

To create or edit a camera profile:
  1. Go to FortiRecorderCamera ManagerCamera Profile.
  2. Click Create New or select an existing camera profile and click Edit.
  3. Configure the following information:
    Name Enter a name to identify the camera profile.
    Video Profiles  
      Recording profile

    Select a video profile from the dropdown list to set the resolution, frames per second, video codec, bitrate, quality, and audio of the recorded video. See Configuring video profiles.

      Viewing profile

    Select a video profile from the dropdown list to set the resolution, frames per second, video codec, bitrate, quality, and audio of the streaming video. See Configuring video profiles.

      Schedule

    By default, the schedule is set to Always.

    New schedules can initially only be added through the FortiAnalyzer CLI. See Assigning camera schedules to a profile.

    Recording & Detection Settings

     

     

    Recording type

    Select the recording type(s).

    • Continuous: Records video for the entire duration of the schedule, regardless of movement.
    • Motion detection: Records a video clip each time the camera's sensor detects movement.
      See Enabling motion detection.

     

    Schedule

    By default, the schedule is set as Always.

    New schedules can initially only be added through the FortiAnalyzer CLI. See Assigning camera schedules to a profile.

    Storage Options

     

     

    Continuous recordings

    Select the storage options for continuous recordings:

    • Keep until overwritten: Retain video until all available disk space is nearly full. The oldest video will be overwritten.
    • Delete: Remove video when it exceeds the specified maximum age. Note that if the disk is full before the maximum age is reached, the oldest video will still be overwritten.

     

    Detection recordings

    Select the storage options for detection recordings:

    • Keep until overwritten: Retain video until all available disk space is nearly full. The oldest video will be overwritten.

    • Delete: Remove video when it exceeds the specified maximum age. Note that if the disk is full before the maximum age is reached, the oldest video will still be overwritten.
    • Use continuous recordings if available: If a recording of the detected event is already stored as a continuous recording, the detection recording will not be saved to avoid duplication.
  4. Select OK.

Configuring camera profiles

Camera profiles define which video profile, schedules, recording types, and storage options are set for each camera.

You can modify the default camera profiles, create new profiles, or clone an existing profile in the Camera Profile dashboard.

To create or edit a camera profile:
  1. Go to FortiRecorderCamera ManagerCamera Profile.
  2. Click Create New or select an existing camera profile and click Edit.
  3. Configure the following information:
    Name Enter a name to identify the camera profile.
    Video Profiles  
      Recording profile

    Select a video profile from the dropdown list to set the resolution, frames per second, video codec, bitrate, quality, and audio of the recorded video. See Configuring video profiles.

      Viewing profile

    Select a video profile from the dropdown list to set the resolution, frames per second, video codec, bitrate, quality, and audio of the streaming video. See Configuring video profiles.

      Schedule

    By default, the schedule is set to Always.

    New schedules can initially only be added through the FortiAnalyzer CLI. See Assigning camera schedules to a profile.

    Recording & Detection Settings

     

     

    Recording type

    Select the recording type(s).

    • Continuous: Records video for the entire duration of the schedule, regardless of movement.
    • Motion detection: Records a video clip each time the camera's sensor detects movement.
      See Enabling motion detection.

     

    Schedule

    By default, the schedule is set as Always.

    New schedules can initially only be added through the FortiAnalyzer CLI. See Assigning camera schedules to a profile.

    Storage Options

     

     

    Continuous recordings

    Select the storage options for continuous recordings:

    • Keep until overwritten: Retain video until all available disk space is nearly full. The oldest video will be overwritten.
    • Delete: Remove video when it exceeds the specified maximum age. Note that if the disk is full before the maximum age is reached, the oldest video will still be overwritten.

     

    Detection recordings

    Select the storage options for detection recordings:

    • Keep until overwritten: Retain video until all available disk space is nearly full. The oldest video will be overwritten.

    • Delete: Remove video when it exceeds the specified maximum age. Note that if the disk is full before the maximum age is reached, the oldest video will still be overwritten.
    • Use continuous recordings if available: If a recording of the detected event is already stored as a continuous recording, the detection recording will not be saved to avoid duplication.
  4. Select OK.