Menu > Camera > Encode
Camera record settings for NVRs are located in the encode menu. For IP systems the settings are stored on the camera and settings relate to the encoding quality of the video stream being transmitted by the camera.
Main Stream: This is the left hand column and is set to record by default. This is usually the HD Stream
Extra Stream: This is a secondary stream which is not set to record by default. The extra stream is usually a much lower quality stream, it is often used for remote viewing when internet bandwidth is an issue
Channel: Select the specific channel to view or modify
Code Stream Type: The type of record, options are Regular, Motion Detection and Alarm.
Compression: The type of compression used for the recording such as H.264, H.264H and MJPEG.
Resolution: This is the total image size in pixels. The higher the resolution the clearer the image.
Frame Rate (FPS): How many images (frames) are recorded each second. 25 is real time recording.
Bit Rate Type CBR: - Constant Bit Rate keeps the bit rate (the size of the video) at a constant level regardless of how many changes are taking place in the image.
Bit Rate Type VBR: - Variable Bit Rate adjusts depending on the amount of changes occurring in the image. High amounts of changes (movement, light changes etc) increase the bit rate. Low amounts of changes keep the bit rate at a lower level.
Bit Rate (Kb/s): This is the target bit rate given in Kbps. The bit rate determines the file size of the video stream. The bit rate should be adjusted based on Resolution and FPS. A high Resolution and FPS will require a higher bit rate, a lower Resolution and FPS will require a lower bit rate.
Audio / Video The tick boxes along the bottom of the page represent enabling and disabling video or audio. The single tick box under mainstream enables or disables main stream audio. The two tick boxes on the right enable or disable video and audio for the extra stream (Left box is audio, Right box is video)
Click Copy to apply the same settings to specific, or all camera channels. Click OK to save the setting.