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Article Type: Undocumented Settings
Product: Symphony
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Component: Symphony Server
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Created: 2-Jul-2012 4:56:44 PM
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How to import or export a camera list, or create a blank template for a camera list

To import cameras from a .csv file:

  1. From the Server menu, select Configuration. The Server Configuration dialog opens.
  2. Click Import Cameras From File.
  3. Select the file and click Open.

To export cameras to a .csv file:

  1. From the Server menu, select Configuration. The Server Configuration dialog opens.
  2. Click Export Cameras to File.
  3. Give the file an appropriate name and click Save. It is automatically saved as a .csv file.

To create a camera list template:

  1. From the Server menu, select Configuration. The Server Configuration dialog opens.
  2. Click Create Blank Import File.
  3. The newly created .csv file contains instructions on how to fill out the form to import cameras into the system.
  4. Save the file and open it with Microsoft Excel.

Example from Microsoft Excel

Depending on the version of Symphony you are using, the columns (and their default values) may include the following:

Column Default Value
Import  
Camera Name  
Address  
Port 80
Manufacturer  
Input (video server port) empty string
Server ID 640 x 480
User Name  
Password  
Type  
Resolution  
Record FPS 5
Video Format MPG4
Direct Connect Supported Yes
Record mode always
Algorithms  
License Best Available
Alarm FPS empty string
Recompress No
Bitrate 300
Video Quality  
Keyframe Interval 25
Stream Audio  
Record Audio 0 (never)
Audio Output  
PTZ Address empty string
PTZ Protocol empty string
PTZ Baud Rate empty string
PTZ COM Port empty string
PTZ Max  
Max Locked Minutes empty string
Moveable Yes
Pre Record Time 0 seconds
Post Record Time 0 seconds
Description empty string
Extra ID empty string
Storage Path empty string (use server's setting)
Storage days empty string (use server's setting)
Device Model  
Tracker ID  
Resolution Stream2  
Resolution Stream3  
Resolution Stream4  
Record FPS Stream2  
Record FPS Stream3  
Record FPS Stream4  
Video Format Stream2  
Video Format Stream3  
Video Format Stream4  
Record Video Stream2  
Record Video Stream3  
Record Video Stream4  
Video Quality Stream2  
Video Quality Stream3  
Video Quality Stream4  
Keyframe Interval Stream2  
Keyframe Interval Stream3  
Keyframe Interval Stream4  
PreEvent Stream2  
PreEvent Stream3  
PreEvent Stream4  
PostEvent Stream2  
PostEvent Stream3  
PostEvent Stream4  
Record Schedule ID -1 (no schedule)
Record Schedule ID Stream2  
Record Schedule ID Stream3  
Record Schedule ID Stream4  
Rotate Degrees 0 degrees

 

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