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Video Wall

Overview

This article outlines how to setup and stream video from a video wall.

Creating a Video Wall

 

  • Go to Cameras > Monitor > Video Wall.  Select Edit Layouts.

  • Select New Layout. This will create a new video wall tab where you can update the name of the layout.

  • At the bottom of the page, thumbnail snapshots of the current scenes of cameras in the network will be generated. Select the cameras that will be added to this layout by clicking on them.

Note: A video wall supports up to 16 video tiles

 

  • Design the video wall by resizing camera nodes. This is done by clicking and dragging the corner of the camera node.
  • Click Save Layouts to finalize the video wall changes.

Deleting a Video Wall

  1. Navigate to Camera > Monitor > Video Wall
  2. Select Edit Layouts
  3. Click on the x next to a layouts name
  4. Click Save Layouts to finalize the video wall changes

Video Wall Bandwidth Usage

When creating and editing a video wall, dashboard will present an estimated bandwidth requirement for the current video wall.mv-estimated-videowall-bandwidth.png

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABS)

With large video wall deployments, the camera's video tile can be less than 540 pixels tall. When this happens, a low bitrateHLS stream will be initiated for these cameras. This will drastically reduce the bandwidth consumption and workstation hardware requirements for a large video wall deployment. This low bitrate stream is 540p at 400 Kbps and is not configurable. Due to the resolution of the video tile, there is no loss in image quality.

 

When a single node is selected from a video wall, the video stream will go back to the high quality HLS stream.

Note: Currently, on safari and ios, adaptive bitrate streaming will apply to both video walls and single cameras

 Note: Recorded video image quality is not impacted by adaptive bitrate streaming

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