The timeline is a blue line at the bottom of the interface. It shows available archives for the selected camera. If you have more than one camera on the screen the timeline will be shown only for the selected camera (one with a colored border).
Darker blue areas indicate events reported by the camera, these include events like motion, line-crossing, intrusion, etc, in other words, all events that are generated by the camera.
Black "gaps" in the timeline indicate periods of time when the camera was not working or did not have an internet connection.
A timeline is an interactive tool that allows you to quickly navigate through available archives. Clicking anywhere on the timeline will start playback from the selected time period.
The scrubber shows the current playback position. Press the "Center on the scrubber" button to quickly locate the scrubber on the timeline and center the timeline on the screen.
Additionally, you can interact with the timeline using shortcut keys. To open the shortcut help use the "Shift" and "/ " buttons combination.
Viewing other time ranges
Use the mouse wheel to change the time range of the timeline, make sure that your mouse pointer is located over the timeline when doing this. Click, hold and drag anywhere on the timeline to move to a different time range:
Also, you can use the popup menu to change the scale of the timeline:
Or use the calendar to jump to a desired date and time:
To start playback from the beginning of the event which was created by the camera (ONVIF events) click anywhere on the darker blue section of the timeline.
Colored dots above the timeline indicate detected objects. Click on any of the dots to start playback from the moment when this object was detected by the server.
Pink dots indicate moments when a person was detected.
Green dots indicate when a vehicle was detected.
Blue dots indicate all other objects, including animals, boats, luggage, hard hats, etc.
You can hide or show the selected types of objects. Just click on the pictogram of the object and the selected object type will be hidden, the pictogram will turn grey, or visible, and the pictogram will be colored. This can aid in an object-by-object search when using previous or next object arrows, the scrubber will jump to the previous/next visible object ignoring all hidden objects.