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How do I create or adjust a camera preset?

What is a preset?

A camera preset allows you to create a set of locations where your camera can focus. This is a great feature for customers who do not want their viewers to have unlimited control of the camera. A list of presets will display as a dropdown in the top right corner.

 

How do I create a new preset?

Note: The instructions below to create a new preset are specific to an Axis camera and are shown as an example only. The camera instructions will vary per camera, therefore refer to your camera's install guide for camera-specific instructions.

  • Login to the backend of the camera following the instructions above
  • In the camera backend, click “Setup” in the menu bar

  • Click on “PTZ” in the side menu bar

  • Use the slider bars to adjust the pan, zoom, focus, iris, and tilt of the camera.

  • Once you have the camera set on the area of focus, enter a name for the new preset in the “Current position” field and click “Add.” You can set a “home” preset, which is the position the camera will return to when it becomes inactive, by selecting the “Use current position as Home” checkbox before adding the new preset. The preset with (H) after the preset name is the home position.

How do I adjust an existing preset?

Note: The instructions below to adjust an existing preset are specific to an Axis camera and are shown as an example only. The camera instructions will vary per camera, therefore refer to your camera's install guide for camera-specific instructions.

  • Login to the backend of the camera following the instructions above
  • In the camera backend, click “Setup” in the menu bar
  • Click on “PTZ” in the side menu bar
  • From the “Available positions” dropdown menu, select the preset you would like to adjust and click “Go to”.

  • Use the slider bars to adjust the pan, zoom, focus, iris, and tilt of the camera.
  • Once you have the camera set on the area of focus, enter the current preset name in the “Current position” field and click “Add.” In the screenshot above, we chose to edit the "Breakwall" preset. You will receive a prompt stating “a preset with the name Breakwall already exists. Do you want to replace the old preset?”. Click “OK.”

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