How to Add and Configure a Camera to Record on Motion

Hi and welcome to this demonstration of
how to manually add a camera using Aimetis Symphony 7. First we must login to the
web-based administrator client. Once we login, we are taken to the
cameras list under the devices section. As you can see here what we want to do is click on add cameras at the top. It’s important to note that at the
bottom of the screen you will see that in this example the administrator has 12
Symphony licenses remaining to apply to cameras. For each camera you add to your
network a license will be used. Instead of picking “Begin Automatic Discovery”
click the add camera manually button next to it. Here you must start by
providing the IP address of the camera you are trying to connect. Then select
the camera manufacturer from the drop-down menu. In this particular case
we are adding an Axis camera. Next, provide the username and password used
to connect to the camera and then click connect. Once Symphony has connected with
the camera it will be added to the camera list here at the bottom. The
camera is automatically checked and as you can see at the bottom one of the
licenses has been removed with 11 remaining. By clicking next you can see
more details of the camera including the ability to apply a new name to the
camera, a template to the camera, and add it into a group. In this particular case
I’m going to place it in the indoor group of the devices tree and then add
the indoor people tracking analytic to it. Finally, click add one selected camera.
Because we are adding one camera manually we are brought directly to the
configuration page. Now once this camera has been added I’m going to continue the configuration
of this camera so it can be usable with the operator client. If i scroll down you
will see a dedicated video section. Within this section you have the ability
to control the video quality and video streams of the camera. In this example
the camera resolution is high but it can be easily adjusted to fit
your needs. The frames per second can also be
adjusted along with the video codec to define the quality of the video you
wish to have from the video stream coming in. Because it is often important
to record video on a schedule or on motion you have the ability right here
by adjusting the recording mode. In this example I’m going to adjust the setting
to record on pixel changes detected by PC and I’m going to put it on a
previously created schedule of 24/7. By scrolling down to the add-on section I’m
going to enable motion detection and to the right click on the configure button.
On this page you have the ability to define the pixel changes and how
sensitive the analytic is too simple motion detection in order to trigger
video recording that was just configured. If you scroll down to motion detection
you can define the area of interest. Make sure you select “Ignore” and as you
can see here I am using the sample frame that’s provided here to ignore the area
around the camera because no motion will be detected in those areas. You can
easily increase or decrease the size of the shading brush to ensure higher
accuracy. If you make a mistake you simply return to the top, click “Analyze”
and fill in the needed areas of the camera. Once you feel you have the area
covered scroll down to grid view to adjust sensitivity of the
motion-detection video analytic. By dragging the grid spacing sliders side to side
you can define the granularity you like in order to detect motion. Once you’ve
made the desired adjustments click OK. The software is now updating, applying
the changes to that camera. Now we continue to scroll down looking at
additional configuration settings. For example, you can see which groups the
camera has been added to in the device tree. Storage pass can also be defined
here along with setting video storage limits. By finally clicking Save all the
configuration changes will be applied to the camera. The camera will now record on
motion through monitoring pixel change allowing you to save on hardware space
and bandwidth in your VMS software as well as provide recording of events
when they occur. Thank you for watching this video on how
to manually add and configure camera to record on motion using Aimetis Symphony 7.

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