This is Eric from Backstreet Surveillance. Today, I'm going to do a video on how to set up motion recording. This'll be on the ProVue NVR. This is the system we commonly use and you'll commonly see.
To begin with, I want to just go down here in the left-hand corner with the mouse, and as you see here, we're going to click on this, click on setup, and then we're going to go to record. As we go to record, you'll notice here on channel four, this is camera four, so the channel's the same thing that's synonymous with the camera. We have a recording schedule.
Now, the green that you see here, this is continual recording, so we've got this set by default to record continuously from midnight on Sunday, and then, of course, it goes through midnight again, and we've got this set continuously throughout the week.
Now, the yellow that you see here, is motion sensing only. This is shown in yellow. As you can see from the paper here, this is how you set that.
The green paper is for continual recording. Now, let's assume we just want to record only in motion. Now, why would we do that? One, it saves your hard drive space. Second, there are times you just don't want to continually record. What we want to do, if that's the case, we can highlight this. While holding the left mouse button down, we can highlight this entire area. As we let up on the mouse button, this will just leave just the motion recording only. Now, you just hit apply, and it's going to say that you've just saved your changes. This will only detect and record if you see motion in the camera. Other than that, it will not record.
Let's assume that you want to go in and you may not want to detect motion during a certain time period, say on Sunday between midnight and 2:00 AM. You can click this out by just clicking each block and then you hit apply. Then this will not try and detect that during that period of time. Why would you do that? If you have a delivery driver or somebody that's going to be coming at that time, maybe you don't want to record during that time.
Now, with everything that we've done here, let's assume that you made a mistake and you said, oh, heck, what do I do now? Well, that's what we have the default for. We click on that, and now it sets it back to the way it was when it came from the factory. Then you can go back and you can edit it again.
Let's get out of this area really quick, and we're going to go into the channel area. As I click on the channel, you'll notice we've got an area that says motion here. It's going to show you an area that you can define for each camera on motion. In this case, we're going to go to channel four again. We'll click on setup.
Now, you'll notice this is all in pink or red, and what this is indicating is that all of these areas are set to detect motion within this picture frame. Now, if you want to select just certain areas, you hit clear all, and then you can hold the left mouse button down and you can drag this from left to right. As you do so, you can select just a certain area to detect motion. Notice the area that's detected in red is now going to detect motion, whether people, pets, or whatever else. Then the top area here that is now clear, it is not going to detect motion even if you have movement back there. In addition to that, we can go back and we can select all again, and then it will go back to selecting everything to detect motion within the picture frame itself.
The switch here of enable versus disable, you can disable any motion detection by going to disable if you want to do that, but in most cases, you'll probably want to leave it enabled. Your sensitivity goes from one to eight, one being the least amount of sensitivity, with eight being the most sensitive. That will depend upon the view of the camera and what kind of things you want to detect.
Usually, you want to start with a selection of maybe three to four, and then check the sensitivity and see how it's picking up the objects in the camera. Then, of course, you can select that and move it up or down as necessary depending on how big or small the objects you're looking for. If we right-click, we can go back. Now we're going to right-click again, and we'll go back to the bottom here. As we're looking at the bottom, we've got the playback menu. In the playback menu, we're going to just choose camera four again. In the playback menu, we want to just get an idea of what the difference is between continuous play and motion tagging. In this case, we've got the back area of the warehouse, and as you can see, it's continuously recording. As we're looking at the continuous recording, nothing for the most part's really going on.
Now, let's just move this up to the motion tagging here that you see. This is the little yellow area. If we move it just prior to that and then let that run forward a little bit, what you're going to see is there'll be motion that will be detected. As it detects this, then it's going to turn yellow. This is the motion tagging that we were referring to. You'll notice one of the employees walking in, and that's where it began to tag the motion. But other than that, the green area indicates that it's not detecting motion, per se, but it's just continuously recording.
This is an overview of how to set up your motion recording for a camera. If you have questions, you can feel free to give us a call at any time, and we'll be happy to assist you with further information. Thanks for your time and thanks for watching.