Sample Recording Hours
of Days if
Note: To save changes, you must press APPLY.
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Record Setup - Resolution, Quality, Audio, Record Time
In the Main Menu select RECORD to enter the
Record Setup submenu (shown at left).
The Record Setup menu allows you set the recording
status (on/off) of each channel, the image resolution
and quality, and whether audio is on or off. This
menu also allows you to select recording mode
(recording as soon as the DVR has booted up vs.
scheduled recording), and recording file length.
Once a channel is set to "on", the channel can record,
if it is set to "off", the video from the channel will not
be recorded. Resolution options are D1, HD1 and
CIF; and Quality options are Best, Good and Normal
- lower quality means a smaller recorded file size.
Note: In NTSC format, pixel resolutions are:
When Audio is set to "On", the system will also record
audio from the microphone (sold separately) attached to
the audio input, and will have audio output on playback
mode; if it is set to "off", you can not record audio and
will have no audio output available on playback mode.
To record 24 hours a day, set the Rec Mode to ALWAYS.
To record on motion or a set schedule, select Time
Schedule Record and select the SCHEDULE option. The
Schedule submenu will display (shown at left):
Recording options include CH-1, CH-2, CH-3,
CH-4 or All channels. Click the desired option.
To set up weekly schedules, select the box of the
recording status you want (ALARM (motion detected),
GENERAL, or NO RECORD) and then click on each
box in the schedule time line that you want this method
to apply to. You can use the [From – To] pull-down
menus at the bottom of the screen and the COPY button
to copy settings from one day to another day. After
completing the schedule, activate it by clicking APPLY.
Select DEFAULT to restore the system defaults.
Note: Each box in the SCHEDULE sub-menu represents
one hour in a 24 hour cycle. The background color
stands for no recording, "Red" stands for alarm or
motion detected recording, "Green" stands for general or
normal recording and "Black" stands for no recording.
DVR Recording Time
The DVR recording time capacity varies depending
on the quality setting, the resolution option
and the number of cameras recording at the
same time. The chart at left shows examples of
maximum recording times at different settings.
704 x 480
704 x 240
352 x 240