Timeline provides a range of functionalities, from displaying a detailed record of sightings to offering search by identities and filter capabilities.
Activating the Timeline of the Camera: Your gateway to video content
Timeline can be activated in two ways: by either clicking anywhere on the camera display or selecting the Timeline section icon in the left sidebar.
Figure 1 – Activating the Timeline of the Camera
Once activated, the display expands, revealing a host of new options and the Timeline section itself. These options are:
- Return to Live View
- Download the timeline video button (activated once you select a video)
- Latest sighted identities
- Flags & Filters
- Search option
- Return to current time
- Timeline section
- Search Timeline by date-time
Figure 2 – Timeline of the camera
Some options are self-explanatory, while others that require additional explanations will be covered in the following sections.
Search and Filters: Finding who you need
Timeline section offers a search feature to locate individuals who were captured by the camera. To find a specific identity, simply click on the search option, which opens a pop-up window where you can enter the person's name for searching.
Figure 3 – Search identities
In addition to the search feature, the Timeline offers three filters to help you sift through the data:
- Validation Status: Filter out people by their validation status.
- Flags: Filter out people by flags.
- Gender: Filter out people by gender.
These filters allow you to narrow down the sightings based on specific criteria, making it easier to find the information you're looking for.
Video playback: Downloading clips
The Timeline is not just a passive record. You can actively interact with the recordings by navigating through the timeline and easily download the clip for further analysis or record-keeping by simply clicking the download icon.
Figure 4 – Downloading Clips
Last identities: A snapshot of recent activity
In the 'Last Identities' list, you can see the last identities that passed in front of the selected camera. Identities are ordered by the time of the sighting. Clicking on any of the identities will open the identity details tab where you can find more information about this identity.
Figure 5 – Last Identities
The Identity Details are explained in detail in our Directory guide.
Timeline section: A closer look
The Timeline is essentially a chronological record of all the sightings of people that have appeared in front of the selected camera. Underneath the Timeline, you can see the exact time and date when a person was sighted on camera. By scrolling your mouse, you can expand or scale down the time period you are checking. Clicking on a sighting within the Timeline will open a two-minute video capturing the moment that person was recorded.
Figure 6 – Timeline section
In conclusion, the Timeline in NSoft Vision is a powerful feature that allows you to effectively manage and navigate your video content. By understanding how to use the Timeline section, you can make the most of your surveillance and monitoring efforts.