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Article Type: How To
Product: Symphony
Product Version: 6.8
Component: Symphony Server
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Created: 7-Mar-2012 10:29:41 AM
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How to record footage in 1 hour segments


The FootageFileChunkTimeInHours global setting allows you to specify the number of hours to put in each footage file. The default value is 6 hours. Other factors such as footage file size and key frames may affect the exact segment size.

Note: The cleaner deletes complete files (not partial files); therefore, lower the setting to minimize the chance that too much data is deleted by the cleaner. See How to change the cleaner interval time.


Add a custom setting using the Manual Configuration Editor:

  1. In Symphony, from the Server menu, select Manual Configuration Editor.
  2. Expand Type: Global.
  3. Find the ID of your server and expand it.
  4. Click the Add a new setting... field.
  5. In the blank field under the Type, Section, Key, and Value columns, enter:

Type: Global

Section: Main

Key: FootageFileChunkTimeInHours

Value: <value in hours>

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