Evidence Manager Tutorial 40:

Saving or Exporting a Video

TOC

CH1: Overview

CH2: Configuring Evidence Manager

CH3: Managing Devices

CH4: Managing Docking Stations

CH5: Managing Evidence

CH:6 Using Evidence Player

CH7: EM Redaction

CH8: Reference Reads

Overview

After reviewing a video, you can make a local copy of this video, to be used eventually to create evidence files. Evidence Manager supports two ways to do this:

  • Save a video that is currently playing
    When you choose to save a video, Evidence Manager opens the Save Video window in order to complete the save operation.
  • Export a video from a device
    To use this option, you must have a video from a device currently playing. When you choose to export a video, Evidence Manager opens the Save Video window for you to complete the export operation. However, because the export option is meant for saving an excerpt of the video, the time is preset to 15 minutes. You can however, change the time if you feel the need to.

NOTE: Difference Between Save and Export

The action of saving and exporting are similar except for one difference — in the case of exporting, the duration of video is pre-selected to 15 minutes. Otherwise, both saving and exporting are executed from the same window.

If you attempt to save or export a live video, keep in mind that only the part of the video that is already recorded can be saved. Make sure that you select the date and time accordingly.

NOTE: Video Extensions

Videos from Seon devices can only be saved as .avr, .avs, .avi, .mp4, or .exe files. Videos from MobileView devices can only be saved as .video, .avi, .mp4, or .exe files.

NOTE: Stream Type of Videos

Evidence Manager automatically selects a stream type depending on the disk space.

  • If there is sufficient disk space, Evidence Manager selects the Main stream, in order to download a higher resolution, larger file.
  • If there is a space restriction, Evidence Manager selects the Sub stream, in order to download a lower resolution, smaller file.

Procedure for Saving a Video

To save a video:

    1. Log in to Evidence Manager.
    2. Load a video. For instructions, see Opening Videos.
    3. Click the Save Video Clip icon.
    4. On the Save Video window, do the following:
  1. Name: Enter a name for the video. For a system-generated file name, click Auto generate filename. Evidence Manager generates a file name in the format that you set while Setting the Filename Format.
  2. Type: Select the file type: .avr, .avs, .video, .avi, .mp4, and .exe. If you select .avs or .video, an Evidence Player instance is created along with the video. If you select .exe, Evidence Player is embedded inside the video. .avr and .avs extensions are default extensions for Seon videos, while the .video extension is the default extension for MobileView videos.
  3. Resolution: For non-proprietary extensions, choose either Medium (720×480 or High (1280X720).

NOTE: Resolution Selection

For proprietary file extensions (.video, .avr, and .avs), if you set Type to the same format as that of the source file, the Resolution list automatically changes to Native, implying that the exported file will inherit the resolution of the source file. If you set Type to .avi, .mp4, or .exe, the Resolution list automatically changes to Default, implying that the exported file will have a default resolution.

  1. Frame Rate: Select Original if you want the exported video to inherit the frame rate of the source file. Otherwise, specify another value, such as 15 fps or 30 fps.
  2. Folder: Select the folder where you want to save the video file.
  3. Start Time: Set the start date and time of the video.
  4. End Time: Set the end date and time of the video.
  5. Stream: Select a stream type depending on the disk space. If there is sufficient disk space, select Primary to download a higher resolution, larger file. If there is a space restriction, select Alternate to download a lower resolution, small-sized file.
  6. Include Audio: Select this check box if you want to include audio along with the video.
  7. Include Metadata Overlay: Select this check box to include metadata overlay in the exported file. If you select this check box, the metadata of the video will appear as an overlay in the exported video.
  8. Cameras: Select the cameras from which you want to save videos.
  1. Click Start to begin.

The Free Drive Size bar indicates the progress of the operation. If the download is interrupted, save the file again.

Procedure for Exporting a Video

To export a video:

  1. Log in to Evidence Manager.
  2. Start an export operation from a device:
    1. Expand Devices under Device Manager in the left pane.
    2. Right-click the device, and click Connect.
    3. Right-click this device, and click Export Video.
  3. Start an export operation from a docking station:
    1. Expand Docking Stations under Device Manager.
    2. (Seon devices only) right-click the docking station, and click Mount.
    3. Right-click this device, and click Export Video.
  1. Start an export operation of a video from a list of search results available while Searching for a Video Using Events and Alarms:
    1. Right-click the video you want to export from the list of search results.
    2. Click Export Video.
  2. On the Save Video window, follow steps 4 and 5 from the section entitled Procedure for Saving a Video:

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