After Watcher is installed, you will see no cameras in the Watcher UI, even if they are present on Flussonic Media Server. To add a camera to the system, click Add a camera:
In the dialog that opens, choose New camera:
Specify camera settings:
rtsp://mycam.local/stream0. If you know the camera URL, you can import the camera from the Flussonic server or use auto-search to add the camera.
Access. The camera availability: to all users, only to registered users or to specific users:
DVR Depth. The archive depth. In other words, it’s the number of days after recording during which the video archive is available (then it is purged). To enable this option, configure the repository in the System settings or Streamer settings.
DVR Space. The maximum storage space for camera's archive, in Gigabytes.
Enabled. Turning the camera on and off. It means whether video from this camera will be transmitted or not to Watcher.
On-demand. Turn on to make the camera transmit video only on request, turn off to make the camera work constantly.
License plate recognition. Turning on or off license plate detection and Russian car number recognition.
Comment. The text that describes camera positioning or gives any other information.
Click Save. The camera will appear on the management page and on the dashboard:
You can open the DVR archive of a camera in a number of ways:
In Cameras in Tile mode click the camera name.
In Cameras in List mode click the More icon and then click View. If the camers has DVR, the player will show it as the green part of the timeline.
In Cameras in Tile mode click the Play button on the picture from the camera (in version 19.08 and higher).
Viewing the camera list is described in Dashboard
Dashboard is is a primary webpage for users to access cameras. In the Dashboard you can see preview images of the video received from each camera. Technically speaking, it is a table that contains screenshots from cameras in its cells.
To open the dashboard, go to Cameras.
On the screenshot of each camera there are buttons that allows you to manage a camera:
You can select different modes for viewing the camera list in Cameras. To change the view mode, click one of the icons in the upper part of Watcher page.
Learn more about mosaics in Mosaics.
In List mode the following access filters are available: