How to change the language

The settings menu has control to change the language.

How to open Archive or video clip

Select “Open Media” from file menu. (or press F4)

Locate and open the desired archive (*.vaf file) or video clip (*.wmv, *.wma or *.asf file).

If the clip has been password-protected, you need to give the password.

The clip or archive name is displayed in the profile select pull-down control.

Cameras that the clip contains can be seen by clicking the “Cameras” title so that it expands.

Cameras can be opened by dragging or double-clicking them to the camera viewing area in the centre of the screen.

How to control playback

The playback is automatically positioned at the beginning of the clip. Pressing the “play” button starts the playback.

The playback controls can be used to control the speed and direction of the playback. Clicking the play buttons multiple times increases the playback speed (left mouse button) or decreases it (right mouse button).

Beneath the playback controls is the time slider.

This can also be used to quickly jump to a different place in the media. Left-click on the time slider will move the playback position instantly. Right-click on the time slider allows moving the time slider without moving the playback position. The mouse wheel zooms the time slider.

Bookmarks contain more information about the events

Clips and archives can also contain bookmarks which will appear as coloured bars in the time slider.

Taking mouse over the bookmark displays the detailed time and description of the bookmark.

When there are more than one bookmark close to each other, there is an additional number to show how many bookmarks there are. Right-clicking on the bookmark allows opening the bookmark.

Working with cameras

When a user takes the mouse cursor over the camera image, the camera toolbar is displayed. The toolbar contains options to

  • control camera name and timestamp colour and visibility
  • export still image
  • print image
  • duplicate camera
  • control 360 dewarping settings
  • control motion detection highlight settings
  • create and adjust virtual cameras
  • adjust image settings like contrast, brightness etc.

360 dewarping

Some cameras are so-called “360” cameras that have a 360-degree view. Selected cameras like this can be dewarped with the 360 option in the camera toolbar.

Motion search

It is possible to search the open media for motion. The search dialogue can be opened from the search menu.

Motion data searching works by selecting the camera and time where the motion is wanted to search and then hitting the search forward button. The results are displayed on the result screen.

Tips and tricks

User can

  • zoom in the image by right-clicking and using the mouse wheel.
  • create a new Spotter window from the new window button or by dragging a camera to outside current window
  • use the activity list to jump to an activity in an archive