To simplify the incident investigation you can synchronize multiple cameras to play the same moment of time from the archive. Use the following algorithm to quickly synchronize multiple cameras:
1. Choose your main or lead camera to which all other cameras will be synchronized. To assign a camera as the main camera simply click on its image cell in the layout, the green bounding box will then highlight this camera border.
2. Find the moment in time for which you want to view footage from other cameras. You can use the timeline, thumbnails, calendar, or navigation buttons to jump to the desired moment in the archive. Alternatively, drag and drop an event into any cell of the layout from the Events menu list.
3. Move your mouse over the camera that you wish to synchronize with the main camera, the camera toolbar will be revealed when your mouse pointer is located over the camera image cell. Click on the Synchronize button to adjust the playback position of this camera and synchronize it to the playback position of the main camera.
4. If you need to synchronize all cameras that are currently shown on the screen with the main camera using the Synchronize all button from the bottom toolbar
Important: There is no limit to the number of cameras that you can synchronize but because this process requires a lot of computations to be made you can experience a slow or jumpy playback when you synchronize more cameras than your computer can comfortably handle. In most cases 2 to 4 cameras can be easily synchronized, if your computer has a dedicated graphics card you will be able to synchronize 6 or even more cameras at a time. The total number of cameras that you will be able to synchronize will depend on the resolution of each camera, your available internet bandwidth, your computer CPU and GPU, and available RAM memory. Also, when archives are viewed at an accelerated speed the hardware requirements for comfortable playback are also increased. So if you are experiencing issues with synchronization when viewing multiple cameras try to limit the total number of cameras that are synchronized at one time.
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