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 'Video Recording' feature is enabled and your camera meets all requirements, follow steps below to add and configure the recorder:


  • 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 camera you wish to record.
    • Select 'Maximal Playback Duration'.

IMPORTANT: 'Maximal Playback Duration' insures that the duration of Timelapse video will not exceed specified time. However, in some cases the final Timelapse may be shorter than 'Maximal Playback Duration'. Unfortunately we can not always estimate exact duration of 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 recording session:
    • Expand 'Advanced Options'.
    • Check 'Lock Control'.
    • Optionally, specify name of preset position. The recorder will move the camera to this position automatically.
  • Make sure that recorder configuration is correct and check 'RECORDER ENABLED'.
  • Scroll down and press 'SAVE CHANGES', and go back to 'RECORDERS'.


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



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

Three ways to record live stream from a camera.

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

How to utilize the recorded media content.





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