Home > Smart Cameras > Viewing Video > Best Practices in Viewing MV Video

Best Practices in Viewing MV Video


This article goes through some best practices in viewing video on MV cameras including how to use digital zoom, keyboard shortcuts, and jump between timestamps. 


You can navigate to different timestamps in a few ways:

Timeline Bar

Click anywhere on the timeline bar to navigate to that timestamp. You can use the "+" or "-" buttons to expand or limit the time range on the timeline bar. 

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 3.42.03 PM.png

Day Selector (with Natural Language Processing)

You can select the date in this calendar here, or type a time period using natural language. Examples of natural language are:

  • "5pm yesterday"
  • "2 hours ago"
  • "last Friday"

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 3.37.38 PM.png

"Now" Button

Quickly view the current timestamp by clicking on the "Now" button.

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 3.39.41 PM.png

Rewind / Forward Ten Seconds

Note that you can only use these buttons on stored video.

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 3.39.32 PM.png

Rewind / Forward One Frame

Similarly, you can only use these buttons on stored video. Additionally, you can only go forward or backward one frame when the video is paused. 

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 3.39.28 PM.png

Increase Playback Speed

Dashboard UI

You can click on this button while in local streaming to increase playback speed by x2, x4 or x8. 

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 3.52.11 PM.png

Keyboard Shortcuts

Pressing 1, 2, and 3 on your keyboard can also increase the playback speed.

Digital Zoom

You can use your scrollbar or mouse to zoom in and out of the video. When using the MV32 fisheye, zooming in will automatically switch the video to a dewarped view, after which you can zoom in up to 12x as in any MV. 

For more information on digital pan-tilt-zoom (DPTZ) on fisheye cameras, refer to this article. 

Digital Zoom is currently unavailable on Firefox. 

Last modified


This page has no custom tags.


This page has no classifications.

Explore the Product

Click to Learn More

Article ID

ID: 8205

Explore Meraki

You can find out more about Cisco Meraki on our main site, including information on products, contacting sales and finding a vendor.

Explore Meraki

Contact Support

Most questions can be answered by reviewing our documentation, but if you need more help, Cisco Meraki Support is ready to work with you.

Open a Case

Ask the Community

In the Meraki Community, you can keep track of the latest announcements, find answers provided by fellow Meraki users and ask questions of your own.

Visit the Community