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Understanding the Timeline Bar

The primary method of controlling playback is the Timeline bar.

  • Blue bar: Recording
  • Light blue bar: Edge recording
  • Dark blue bar: NVR recording
  • Red bar: A motion triggered recording

Selecting a motion triggered event will play the camera’s video at the beginning of the captured clip. Selecting a motion triggered event will play the camera’s video at the beginning of the captured clip.

When you select a specific camera in the timeline, a yellow highlight displays around the timeline row that is related to the selected pane. To go to a specific point in time during a camera’s recording, with the correct camera selected, select the desired point in the Timeline bar. For motion clips, the playback will start at the beginning of the recording. You can use your mouse wheel to zoom out on the Timeline bar to reveal more time.

Caution

If you are recording video onto your SD card through edge recording, selecting a specific moment on the timeline will make the NVR begin downloading the video. Once you download the edge recording to the NVR, the edge recording in the camera will be erased.

The bottom row of the Timeline bar is the Consolidated Row. It shows an overlay of all alarm recordings for all cameras in a pane. The Consolidated Row helps you monitor incoming alarms, which can greatly help when there are many cameras displayed in the Timeline bar.

Understanding the Timeline Bar

The primary method of controlling playback is the Timeline bar.

  • Blue bar: Recording
  • Light blue bar: Edge recording
  • Dark blue bar: NVR recording
  • Red bar: A motion triggered recording

Selecting a motion triggered event will play the camera’s video at the beginning of the captured clip. Selecting a motion triggered event will play the camera’s video at the beginning of the captured clip.

When you select a specific camera in the timeline, a yellow highlight displays around the timeline row that is related to the selected pane. To go to a specific point in time during a camera’s recording, with the correct camera selected, select the desired point in the Timeline bar. For motion clips, the playback will start at the beginning of the recording. You can use your mouse wheel to zoom out on the Timeline bar to reveal more time.

Caution

If you are recording video onto your SD card through edge recording, selecting a specific moment on the timeline will make the NVR begin downloading the video. Once you download the edge recording to the NVR, the edge recording in the camera will be erased.

The bottom row of the Timeline bar is the Consolidated Row. It shows an overlay of all alarm recordings for all cameras in a pane. The Consolidated Row helps you monitor incoming alarms, which can greatly help when there are many cameras displayed in the Timeline bar.