The Radial Menu is a tool menu that opens when you right-click a camera image or a widget. Its contents are dependent on the type of camera image or widget, or the window mode. The menu shows the tools that are currently available. The Radial Menu expands when required to show additional options for a selected tool.
Close a tool
Selected tools are shown as icons in the lower left corner of the camera image. Exit tools by clicking on their icons. You can also close tools by clicking on the active tool’s icon in the radial menu. Active tools are shown as icons in the lower left corner of the camera image.
Search for motion in selected cameras by clicking the Quick Search button. The timeline is updated to show only the recordings of the selected cameras. Clicking the camera image to Peek Mode automatically activates the Quick Search. You can activate Quick Search for multiple camera images simultaneously.
Search for motion in a specified area by clicking the Area Search button. Draw the search area on the camera image by holding down the left mouse button and dragging the pointer across the camera image. The timeline is instantly updated to show the recordings for the selected areas. Remove drawn areas by clicking on them again. You can activate area search for multiple camera images simultaneously.
Take a snapshot of the camera image by clicking the Snapshot button. Select image size from the window that opens and click Save. Select the save location from the window that opens and click Save.
Copy to clipboard
Copy a snapshot of the camera image to your clipboard by clicking the Copy to clipboard button.
Enlarge a camera image to full screen by clicking the Fullscreen button. The camera image is enlarged as much as possible, and the timeline is updated to only show recordings for the current camera.
Start recording a video clip from the current camera by clicking the Video clip button.
A counter appears in the lower right corner of the camera image, indicating the length of the video clip. When timeline playback is stopped, no images are recorded in the video clip. The events of the video clip can be controlled with the timeline and playback buttons.
Changing the source
The source of the video image can be changed by clicking the desired camera image while video clip recording is on. This way you can combine video feed from several camera images into one video clip.
Finish recording a video clip by clicking the tool icon in the lower left corner of the recording camera image. A window opens where you can select options for resolution, save location and quality. Select Save.
Select presets and patrol rounds for controllable PTZ cameras by moving the mouse pointer to the PTZ button. The button opens up buttons for presets and patrol rounds.
You can record audio from cameras that have a built-in microphone, and listen to a camera from its radial menu. Audio tools will appear in a camera's radial menu if the Record audio from this camera setting is enabled or a speaker has been added in the camera's settings.
To add a speaker, go to Settings > Cameras > [name of camera] and click Add speaker. Record audio from a camera by going to Settings > Cameras > [name of camera] > Audio and checking Record audio from this camera.
Listen to camera
When this tool is chosen, the recorded audio from the camera will appear as bars on the timeline. Moving on the timeline will play the recorded audio from the computer's local speakers. Listening to audio can only be enabled for one camera at a time.
Speak to camera
When this tool is chosen, sound spoken to the computer's local microphone will be played in real time from the camera's added or built-in speaker. To connect a local microphone to camera speakers, go to Settings > System > Audio and check Enable local microphone. Speaking to a camera can be enabled for several cameras at once.
Align a camera image in the grid by clicking the alignment options. For example, an image with a 4:3 ratio can be aligned to the left or right in a grid with a 16:9 ratio. Alignment options are only visible in edit mode.
Clone a camera image by clicking on the Clone button. The clone of the camera image will appear in the tab grid. Cloning is necessary, for example, when wanting to view a dewarped video image from a camera with a fisheye lense from several different angles. This tool is only visible in edit mode.
Show camera information in a box under a camera's name by clicking on the Info button. This tool is only visible in edit mode.
Rotate the camera image 90° clockwise or counter clockwise by clicking on the Rotate buttons. Clicking the button twice rotates the camera image 180°. This tool is only visible in edit mode.
Stretch a camera image to fill an entire grid cell by clicking the Stretch button. This removes the empty space from the edges of the camera image for example when a 4:3 camera image is in a 16:9 grid. This tool is only visible in edit mode.
Flip a camera image vertically or horizontally by clicking the Flip buttons. This tool is only visible in edit mode.