NOTE: This article applies to MC68, MC78, MC78-XL, MC88, MC88-XL, SiteWatch PRO1, SiteWatch PRO2 and SiteWatch PRO2-XL camera models.
To access the menus to configure DVR and LiveView, first navigate to the VIEW page, select the "Tools" (wrench and screwdriver) icon:
and select either “Configure DVR” or “Configure LiveView”:
This menu choice allows you to configure the Digital Video Recorder (DVR) options. The configure DVR dialog will allow you to Enable DVR.
To enable DVR, select the "Enable DVR" box at the top left corner. When enabled, the camera will record video clips or images as specified in this configuration. Start date, stop date, and DVR schedule (hours/day and days/week) can be scheduled in this dialog.
You may configure and enable multiple DVR schedules. Click the schedule drop-down to pick which schedule you would like to update. Note: The Start and Stop dates are the same for all of your schedules. Schedules may not overlap.
DVR functions work independently, and in parallel with any other imaging or video streaming functions.
The LiveView imaging mode captures still images that are uploaded quickly, as they are taken even if you are not logged in or viewing SiteCloud. This allows you to have near real-time eyes on the project, without using the amount of cellular data required by continuous video streaming. It is ideal for remote monitoring throughout the day, to see vehicles, people, and material movement, and detailed project progress. LiveView operates independently of other functions such as DVR, or streaming.
In the Configure LiveView dialog, you are able to choose up to 3 separate schedules with defined hours/days that you want LiveView to run as well as set the desired resolution/frequency. Please note that schedules may not overlap.
LiveView acts as a “recorder” so that images are uploaded every couple minutes, and stored for 7 days. You can login anytime, and browse backward through LiveView images to get a minute-by-minute view of the project in addition to your time lapse images.
LiveView images can also be exported out of the system and enabled for display on the Public Access URL. Go to “Configure Camera” and then to Configure Public Access and then enable “Display LiveView”.