Friday, January 24, 2014

Exporting Geovision Files With Specific Codecs Made Easy!

The ability to capture and send footage has literally changed how we communicate and conduct business. Video files can turn the tide of a court case, and can also make us laugh hysterically. But, sometimes you have trouble sending or viewing your footage. It can be extremely frustrating to go in blind when trying to export your video files. The frustration only rises when dealing with specific exports. For example, whenever you need to export footage with a specific viewing format. This can become a hassle very quickly should you be unfamiliar with different exports. One of the more frustrating exports can be exporting video files with the Windows standard codec. But then again, some of us might be unfamiliar with what codec is in the first place.

So what is a codec exactly? The term of "codec" actually stands for two words simultaneously. The term is short for the words "compression/decompression", however it can also stand for "code/decode". It is actually a compression and decompression program that is used to shrink and play large video files on your computer. These types of programs are used so that your media player can play downloaded movies and music. The programs actually help out quite a bit when it comes to download times. By compressing files, it makes them "smaller" and quicker to transfer than if they weren't. The codec then decompresses the file during viewing.

Now there are different types of codecs, so exporting yours with the proper one can be tricky. Again, perhaps you need to export files with the Windows standard codec. There are some steps that can make things a lot easier.
  1. First, launch your ViewLog or enable your Remote ViewLog.
  2. After you launch your ViewLog, the database should load automatically. Should it not load, you can click the Advanced button, click Reload Database, click DVR, and then browse through the selection to find your video file.
  3. After you've selected your video file, right click on it and then select Save as Avi. Note that you can also click the Save as Avi button to make things a bit easier.
  4. Next you will have to click the Setting tab and pick a saving path in Set Location.
  5. Then in Codec Selection, pick WMV9 to export the video file with the Windows standard codec.
  6. Finally, click OK.
After these steps have been followed, you can export your file with the desired codec. After the export is done, you can view the file with the Windows Media Player. This should make things quite a bit easier when needing to export your files with a specific codec in mind. Sometimes, different files need to be exported with different codecs in order to be viewed properly. Again, it all depends on which file is going to be used to play the video file. Remember that there are hundreds of codecs out there, so knowing which type you need from the start can help with the stress of exporting.

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  1. Thanks for clearing up that issue about Codec and security camera software.

  2. That's a great feature! Because without it you have to copy your video off in the propriety format used by any given DVR. Then you e-mail that to someone and guess what, they have no chance of watching it.