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Changing Camera resolution (VSOM 6.3.2)

(disclaimer, I know, I should be on a newer version than 6.3.2)

We have a couple of locations that are recording at a comparatively high resolution (1280x720).  I would in theory like to reduce this and hopefully reduce archive size.  When I make the changes, I notice that soon after, they are reset.  So I notice that there are also resolution settings in VSOM.  I initially figured that VSOM gathered the settings it listed from the camera, but it would appear that VSOM may be resetting the camera back to the original resolution?

Is it possible (particularly on this version) to change the "Media Setup" to a different resolution? Or do you just have to completely blast the camera from VSOM, change the settings on the camera itself, then re-add it to VSOM?  And if that is the case, would you have to start a whole new archive?

 

Thanks

 

 

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Hi,Unfortunately, you're

Hi,

Unfortunately, you're probably going to have to recreate the archives.  VSM 6.X doesn't handle dynamically changing the resolution of feeds very well.  We've had problems previously.

My recommended approach is to manually stop/shelve the existing (higher resolution) archives, and ensure that your expiration values are set so that the archives 'organically' groom themselves away over time.  (They won't disappear by themselves, but they will end up empty).

Next would be to redefine the cameras feeds to the resolutions and bitrates you want from within VSOM.  Where at all possible, always use VSOM to administer the endpoints.  Start new archives based on these feeds.

If your VSMS instance is at capacity, this can get tricky as it may not allow you to start additional archives until some free space is freed up, but if you are doing this to reclaim storage space, stopping the previous HD archives and setting appropriate expiry values will allow the automated groomer to do its thing and it should start clawing back capacity over the following hours/days.

 

Cheers!

Scott Olsen Solutions Specialist Bulletproof Solutions Inc. Web: www.bulletproofsi.com
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I'm trying to remember... but

I'm trying to remember... but you may actually have to edit the IP Network Camera element as opposed to the video feed itself.  I don't currently have access to a 6.X instance, so I can't check at the moment :-S

EDIT:  For some reason, batch edit keeps popping up in my mind.  Check that out?

Cheers!

Scott Olsen Solutions Specialist Bulletproof Solutions Inc. Web: www.bulletproofsi.com
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Silver

Hi,Unfortunately, you're

Hi,

Unfortunately, you're probably going to have to recreate the archives.  VSM 6.X doesn't handle dynamically changing the resolution of feeds very well.  We've had problems previously.

My recommended approach is to manually stop/shelve the existing (higher resolution) archives, and ensure that your expiration values are set so that the archives 'organically' groom themselves away over time.  (They won't disappear by themselves, but they will end up empty).

Next would be to redefine the cameras feeds to the resolutions and bitrates you want from within VSOM.  Where at all possible, always use VSOM to administer the endpoints.  Start new archives based on these feeds.

If your VSMS instance is at capacity, this can get tricky as it may not allow you to start additional archives until some free space is freed up, but if you are doing this to reclaim storage space, stopping the previous HD archives and setting appropriate expiry values will allow the automated groomer to do its thing and it should start clawing back capacity over the following hours/days.

 

Cheers!

Scott Olsen Solutions Specialist Bulletproof Solutions Inc. Web: www.bulletproofsi.com
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Scott,Thank you very much for

Scott,

Thank you very much for your reply.  Fortunately in the case of this location, the VSMS instance is not at capacity, so I do have some room to work with and toy around with changing settings.

You said I should redefine the feeds to different resolutions within VSOM, but how do I do that?  If I choose to edit the feed, the only option that appears changeable is the bitrate:

I've never added a feed or camera from scratch so I wasn't sure if that was what needed to be done to change other settings or not.  Thanks again for your help.

 

 

 

Silver

I'm trying to remember... but

I'm trying to remember... but you may actually have to edit the IP Network Camera element as opposed to the video feed itself.  I don't currently have access to a 6.X instance, so I can't check at the moment :-S

EDIT:  For some reason, batch edit keeps popping up in my mind.  Check that out?

Cheers!

Scott Olsen Solutions Specialist Bulletproof Solutions Inc. Web: www.bulletproofsi.com
Community Member

You, sir, may be a genius!  I

You, sir, may be a genius!  I would have never have thought of checking there but it does appear that I can change.  Hopefully I'll get a chance tomorrow to tinker with it.  Now I just need to find a document that may explain to me what the different resolution settings translate to:

 

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