How to enable video recording in the local archive and archive size in Ivideon Server?

Recording of a local archive is available for IP cameras without integrated Ivideon service after Ivideon Server was installed on the computer, video recorder or to an SD card memory (only for IP cameras that support SD cards).

Why?

If you need to view not only the online video, but also the archive.

How?

  1. Open the "Settings" menu ⟶ "General" tab.
  2. Enable archive recording.
  3. Specify the folder where video recordings will be stored.
  4. Specify archive size.*
  5. Click "OK" to confirm.

    * For proper operation of the program, the archive size must be less than the space available on the hard drive.


How much space should I have for the archive?

Our experience:

IP cameras with a resolution of 640x480 and 25 frames/sec of continuous recording, with average traffic intensity in the frame of the camera and H.264 encoding for 24 hours, required 11Gb of disk space.

What do I need to take into account?

  • Video quality. The higher the quality, the greater the volume of data from the camera.
  • Bitrate. It shows stream compression and determines the bandwidth. The higher the bitrate, the higher quality of video and the greater the volume of data.
  • Frame rate. It is a number of still images succeeding one another in 1 second. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the movement will appear in the frames and the greater the volume of data will be. The frame rate, at which movement will be perceived even, is different for each person. Therefore, the value is matched with your requirements.
  • Encoding. For example, when using H.264, only the part of the image that has changed (interframe difference)is encoded. If you are using MJPEG, every frame is transmitted. Accordingly, when using H.264, the video stream from the camera will be not as great, especially if there is little movement in the camera frame.
  • Archive recording type. When using motion detection, recording of an archive begins 5 seconds before the beginning of the movement and ends in 15 seconds after the movement is completed. When you select continuous recording, the archive is recorded continuously. The difference in data volume is evident.
  • Intensity of movement in the frame. The higher the movement intensity the greater the archive size (when using compression techniques that take into account interframe differences, such as H.264).

You can view videos of different quality in Ivideon Client and in the personal account: the load on the outbound Internet channel and the processor will change, but it will have no effect on the archive video.


How to delete the archive?

You will not have to delete the archive manually. Old records are deleted automatically when you record a new video. Entries are deleted as soon as:

  • there is no more space allocated for the archive left (for local archive),
  • cloud data storage term expires (for cloud archive).

Local archiv

  • The local archive is saved to the selected folder on your computer where Ivideon Server was installed, or to an SD card of the camera with integrated Ivideon server. You can completely delete the archive if you delete the folder where it was saved to.
  • You can see where this folder is located in the Ivideon Server settings ("General" tab, "Archive" section).

  • You cannot delete individual video fragments.

Cloud Archive

When using the remote archive (in Ivideon Cloud), records are stored in our data centers. In order to delete an archive from the cloud, you will have to delete the camera from the personal account.

Important!You can select and pay for the rate plan that includes cloud archive recording in Ivideon personal account. You can only use either the local archive, or the cloud archive, or combine both of these features. Cloud archive is a reliable backup if your computer/server has a failed hard drive, or if it was stolen/damaged by criminals.

What equipment is Ivideon compatible with?