This is the Export icon.

If you need video for a specific date and time range, this method is the easiest way to obtain it.

  1. First, be sure that the Players you need are on the Stage.
  2. Click the Export icon on the Timeline Bar. The Export screen will appear.

The Export screen will display a thumbnail representing each of the Players that were on the Stage. For each one, you will also see buttons that represent the video file types. Orchid Fusion VMS supports the following video file types:

  • Matroska video files (MKV): this is an open-standard video container that Orchid Fusion VMS uses internally for saving video archives. MKV files are supported by all modern video players, including VLC and Windows Media Player starting in Windows 10. MKV video export is now available using iOS devices.
  • QuickTime video files (MOV): this is an older video format that is supported by Mac OS X and older versions of Windows Media Player.
  • Dewarp: Starting in version 2.10, Orchid Fusion VMS supports a dewarp file type that provides the Perspective view from a fisheye camera. This export process actually produces a ZIP file containing an HTML file (the player) and an MP4 file (the video file). This export file type is supported by Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. (The dewarp file type is only available if the Orchid Core VMS server is running version 2.8 or greater, and the dewarping feature is supported and enabled on the fisheye camera.)

For more information on these video file types, click the Learn more about these formats link (on the Export screen).

  1. Click the first Calendar button (on the left) to select the date and time at which the video export will start.

When the calendar opens, you have the ability to select the date and time for the starting point for your video export. Green dots (underneath each date) indicate that video is available for one or more of the cameras on the Stage.

  1. Select the date and time, then click Go. (You may receive a warning that your selected range exceeds the allowable export duration. For now, proceed to the next step.)
  2. Click the second Calendar button (on the right) to select the date and time at which the video export will end. Select the date and time, then click Go. (The export duration of the selected range will appear on the screen. If a warning still appears, you will need to shorten the export duration by selecting a new start or end time.)
  3. Now that you have selected the range, select the Player you want to export by clicking on the button that represents the video file type you want to export for that Player.
  4. Once you select a file type, Orchid Core VMS will begin downloading the video. Check your web browser’s list of downloaded files to retrieve the video. The exported video file name is based on the camera name and includes the event date and time in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
  1. Notice that the Export screen is still open. If there were multiple Players on the Stage when you selected the video, you may export video from another Player from the same time period. (Follow steps 6 and 7.)
  2. Press the Done button when you are done exporting this selection of video.


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