You can use the timeline to navigate recordings and make video clips. The recordings of the shown camera images are shown as bars on the timeline. The timeline is hidden by default, but you can make it visible by clicking the icon in the upper left corner of the window, or by using the keyboard shortcut T. The timeline is specific to a window and can be used to navigate the camera images of the tab that is currently open.
You can change the timeline clock to a 24-hour display by entering the command invert1224 into the cheat dialog. To open the cheat dialog, hold shift and double click the menu on the upper left corner of the window. Restart Obseron to apply the change.
By default, the timeline is in the Live mode which shows the image in real time. Navigate to recordings by clicking and dragging the timeline or by clicking the play buttons. The camera images will show the recordings synchronized by time. You can change the scaling of the shown timeframe using the scroll of your mouse when the mouse pointer is on the timeline.
The playback buttons can be used to adjust the play speed and direction of the playhead on the timeline. Play forward and Play reverse buttons change into a Stop button when playback is started in the direction in question. Next frame and Previous frame buttons let you move frame by frame. Rewind and Fast forward buttons can be clicked multiple times for even faster speed. The keyboard shortcuts for all these buttons can be found from Menu > Settings > Keyboard Shortcuts.
Navigate to a specific date and time
Navigate to a specific date and time by clicking the time or date.
Select the preferred date and time from the window that opens and click Close. The dates that are marked with a circle contain recordings.
By bookmarking a specific point in time you can easily come back to it at another time. There are several ways to create a bookmark. Click Place Bookmark (flag icon), use the keyboard shortcut B, or click the Bookmarks icon next to the flag and choose Add bookmark.
A bookmark will appear on the timeline in the location indicated by the playhead. You can rename the bookmark by clicking on its name. You can view all bookmarks by clicking the Bookmarks icon on the timeline, from where you can also rename them. Bookmarks can also be used from the timeline buttons.
Create a selection
Timeline selections can be used to mark areas for making video clips and backups. Start selection by right-clicking the timeline.
Select Start Selection from the context menu. A placeholder for the selection start point will appear on the timeline. Move to the desired location on the timeline and end the selection by selecting End Selection from the context menu. Add multiple selections by clicking Add Selection which will deactivate your previous selection and allow you to make a new one.
To remove a specific selection, activate it by clicking on it with the left mouse button, then right-click to open the context menu and select Delete selection.
Create a video clip
A timeline selection can be saved as a video clip with a maximum length of 120 minutes. Once you have created your selections on the timeline, right-click to open the context menu and select Create video clip. A window will open where you can select options for resolution, save location and quality. You can also create a time-lapse video of a selection longer than 120 minutes by selecting Make a time-lapse video. Save the video clip by clicking Save.
A timeline selection can be saved as a backup file which includes recordings and camera images. Once you have created your selections on the timeline, right-click to open the context menu and select Create backup. Select the save location in the window that opens and click Save.
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