Group Menu shows the user all the camera layouts that have been previously saved and allow a user to designate a default layout into which the user will be logged in every time. Users can switch between different camera groups simply by clicking on the group name. Follow the steps below to create a layout.
Layouts define how many cameras are visible and how they are arranged on your screen. To create a new layout select a desired screen pattern from the preset menu.
Then fill layout cells with desired cameras. You can either drag and drop cameras from the Cameras menu or press the Plus button and select a camera from the list. You can drag and drop the camera either in the empty layout cell or on top of another camera to replace it.
Use the MxN option to create a custom layout with M number of rows and N number of columns.
A new popup with a custom layout will appear and then the user can select the desired number of rows and the corresponding columns will be generated if the link is enabled. To create a custom-sized layout unlink the rows and columns and enter the desired rows and column values.
Users can also merge or unmerge layouts simply by dragging and selecting the layout from the screen and then clicking on merge or unmerge to merge or unmerge the selected layouts respectively.
After all of the cameras have been added make sure to save your layout. You can either save changes to the layout from which you started or save it as a brand-new one. A star by the layout name here means that the initial layout was modified and the changes are not saved yet.
After you have created all required layouts you can assign one of them as a default. The default layout will be loaded first every time you log in to the video portal. To assign layout as the default open the Group menu and click on three dots in line with the selected layout.
Note: To search for a camera or a layout group you can use the 'Ctrl + P' keyboard shortcut from any menu screen.