Camlytics user guide

Overview of Camlytics Camera Software, and how to get started with it.

Camlytics has 4 types of recording mode:

  • No Recording When checked and applied all recording for the camera is stopped. Triggered by default.
  • Permanent recording Starts recording immediately and never stops.
  • Scheduled recording Starts recording as soon as schedule condition is met.
  • Recording on events Makes recordings either of single events (line crossed) or of long lasting events (object enter - object exit).

Regardless of recording type you can choose output video bitrate and FPS. Bitrate is set 1,000 Kbps by default, which is enough for medium quality video, for HD and full HD use 1,500 - 2,000 Kbpps. The higher the bitrate - the higher the output file size will be. Default FPS value is 15, if you desire to reduce target video size, you can reduce this value. All encoding is made with MPEG4 codec to reach maximum performance.

Recorded video is written by chunks (100Mb each by default) to prevent data loss. You can regulate chunk size in main application settings. You can also change the destinaton of the media files, but ensure that chosen disk drive has enough space. Loop recording checkbox ensures that old video files will be overwritten by newer ones.

This option starts recording immediately. You can stop the recording by choosing the No recording radio button.

This option starts recording as soon as schedule condition is met.
You can organize recording within specific timespan within specific days of week.
If start and finish hours are equal, recording will be performed during all day non-stop.

This option is very useful for recording all important activity and ignoring all non-relevant camera events, saving huge amounts of disk space. There are two types of such recording: on single events and on long events.
You can get aquainted with all types of events here.
Single events

The list of single events includes: Enter, Exit, Region join, Region leave, Motion started, Motion finished, Running, Loitering, Crowd appear, Crowd disappear, Abandoned object, Object appear, Object disappear.
Output video will contain approx 2 seconds of footage before the event and 2 seconds of footage after the event.
Long events

Choose this option if you want to record long lasting events, for example when object stays whithin predefined region. The list of such event pairs are:

  • Motion started - Motion finished
  • Crowd appear - Crowd disappear
  • Region join - Region leave
  • Object appear - Object disappear

Output video will contain footage between the events.

Open archive by clicking on icon in the channel tools or selecting it from channel's dropdown menu.

Archive viewer allows you to view, delete and filter all recordings from the corresponding channel.
In the bottom stripe you can see thumbnails of all recorded videos. To open video, click on the preview, to delete it - click on the trash icon.
To filter videos by date, enter date and time in the fields below previews stripe. You can also play video with increased speed by clicking >> and << buttons.