How to add and configure Timelapse Recorder

'Timelapse Recorder' allows you to compress a long period of time into 30-120 sec of fast-motion video.

Before adding the recorder, please check 'Video Recording' pre-requisites and requirements. If the 'Video Recording' feature is enabled, and your camera meets all requirements, follow the steps below to add and configure the recorder:


  • Click the Blue ' +ADD RECORDER ' button on the top right-hand side of the page.         
  • In the opened dialog:
    • Enter 'Recorder Name' (for internal purposes only).
    • Select 'Recorder Type' - 'Timelapse'.
    • Press "ADD RECORDER".
  • In the recorder settings dialog: 
    • Select 'Recorder Mode'.
      • 'Manual' mode allows you to start/stop recording manually.
      • 'Schedule' mode allows you to schedule recording session(s).
    • In 'Target Camera', select the camera you wish to record.
    • Select 'Maximal Playback Duration', which is the amount of time the timelapse will run for once completed.


IMPORTANT: 'Maximal Playback Duration' ensures that the Timelapse video's duration will not exceed the specified time. However, in some cases, the final Timelapse may be shorter than 'Maximal Playback Duration'. Unfortunately, we can not always estimate the exact duration of a fast-motion video.


  • If you have selected 'Schedule' mode:
    • Select 'Start Time' and 'Stop Time' of the recording session.
    • If you wish to restrict the date range, select 'Start Date' and 'Stop Date'.
  • If you wish to prevent your viewers from controlling the camera during the recording session:
    • Expand 'Advanced Options'.
    • Check 'Lock Control'.
    • Optionally, specify the name of the preset position. The recorder will move the camera to this position automatically.
  • Ensure that the recorder configuration is correct and check the box at the top of the page,  'RECORDER ENABLED'.


  • Scroll down and press 'SAVE CHANGES', and go back to 'RECORDERS' on the dashboard.


In 'Manual' mode, you can start recording immediately using the 'ACTIONS' menu or recording toolbar.



See examples and learn about other recording methods in the following article:

Three ways to record a live stream from a camera.

For more information about the utilization of recordings, please review the following article:

How to utilize the recorded media content.





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