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Motion Search and Motion Recap

Overview

The following article will help you search for and view motion events on the Dashboard. This tool is ideal for incident reporting and expediting the retrieval of video for said events.

Optional: Disabling Motion Recap Images

Motion Recap makes finding events faster and more efficient, but requires additional bandwidth.

You have the option of disabling Motion Recap images and save bandwidth by enabling restricted bandwidth mode through the Quality and Retention settings tab. More on this toggle in this article here. 

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Motion Recap will be available to all networks at the end of June 2019, but you may disable the images now.

 

Example Motion Recap image:

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How to Use Motion Search

Some of the later screenshots may have a slightly outdated user interface, but the highlighted step should remain the same.

  1. Go to Cameras > Monitor > Cameras. Select a camera from the network list.

  2. On the Video tab, select Motion Search.

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  1. Draw your region of interest on the video feed.

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  1. At this time, motion events from your search parameters will be populated on the dashboard in either grid view or list view.

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  • LIST VIEW:
    • With Motion Recap images enabled, you can still toggle between a grid and a list view using the buttons on the right-hand side. In this list view, you can click on the headers to sort by timestamp, duration of the event, how much of the frame it covers, and how much of the region of interest in covers.
    • This same list view will be the only view when restricted bandwidth mode is enabled.

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Screenshots below are outdated and will not have this toggle shown, but the option exists.

 

Continue reading the steps below if you see Motion Recap images and do not have restricted bandwidth mode enabled.

 

  1. Take note that you will not see all your results at the same time. Use the navigation buttons to see more results.

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  1. If desired, do the following to specify more accurately the time period you are interested in.

    • Changing the time via the calendar box (recommended due to ease of use)image17.png
    • Clicking the zoom in and zoom out on the timeline bar to grab a greater range of events (as in normal usage)
    • Clicking and dragging on the timeline bar (as in normal usage)
    • Using the day selector (as in normal usage)

    

 

  1. You can narrow down your results even further by performing any of the following actions. The text below the options help give a summary of how many results were omitted due to the added filter/s. You may also reset all filters using the option below this text.

  • Change motion sensitivity (0 to 100%)

    • Motion sensitivity slider is represented as a percentage. This percentage is a weighted average of the frame percentage and region of interest percentage.

  • Change minimum event length (0 to 35 seconds)

    • Minimum event length slider represents the minimum duration allowed for an event.

  • Show results with detected people only

    • Helps eliminate results and focus on motion caused by detected people

  • Show motion blocks (see below)

    • Helps correlate the Motion Recap images with the blocks in the selected region

 

  1. From here, you can select the Motion Recap image that you want to view in more detail. Here, you can see the date, time, duration of this event. You can also download the image.

  1. Events which contain sporadic motion or are longer than 30 seconds may have multiple images associated with them. You can toggle between the different Motion Recap images of this event.

 

  1. If you want to see a different result, you can toggle between different Motion search results.

  1. Close by clicking on the “X” on the upper right, or “Close” on the bottom right.

  1. You can exit search or jump to search results at any time using these buttons here.

Understanding Motion Recap Images

The images displayed in this view are not simply screenshots from the camera; instead, they are composite images which summarize an entire motion event. Objects in the foreground are tracked independently, then layered into a single image. Events which contain sporadic motion or are longer than 30 seconds may have multiple images associated with them.

 

Note that factors like lighting changes, the amount of movement in the scene, and sporadic motion may affect the resulting Motion Recap image. It is expected to sometimes have images like these ones below, where the subjects appear ghost-like. Motion Recap images turn out best in areas with even lighting and clean lines of motion.

 

 

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