VGADVI Recorder Pro FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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How many sources can VGADVI Recorder Pro capture simultaneously?

VGADVI Recorder Pro allows you to capture four video sources (4 HD and 2 SD) and three audio sources simultaneously. They can then be saved and streamed independently or combined in one or more multi-source layout.

Can VGADVI Recorder Pro capture IP cameras?

Yes! VGADVI Recorder Pro can capture from RTSP sources over a network (such as IP cameras). See our online user guide for a list of RTSP cameras we have tested so far.

What type of Ethernet interface is required for VGADVI Recorder Pro?

VGADVI Recorder Pro performs on-board compression such that a 100 Mbps network connection should provide enough capacity for effective transmission of video streams transmitted.

How many frames per second can VGADVI Recorder Pro capture?

VGADVI Recorder Pro can capture at rates up to 80 FPS. The actual capture rate of the VGADVI Recorder Pro will depend on the configured codec and other settings such as original source resolution, output frame size, bitrate and quality vs. speed settings. Refer to the system’s documentation for guidelines and examples to achieve the ideal frame rate for your applications.

Does VGADVI Recorder Pro reduce the resolution of the images it captures?

By default, VGADVI Recorder Pro preserves the original resolution of the images captured by matching the frame size of the output channel with the source resolution. VGADVI Recorder Pro can also perform real time scaling of the incoming source resolution and render to the frame size chosen in the stream setup configuration menus. Configuring the frame size for the HD channel and SD channel allows you to create different visual layouts during streaming and recording of the broadcast event.

Can VGADVI Recorder Pro function over a Local Area Network (LAN) or does it need a constant connection to the Internet?

VGADVI Recorder Pro does not need to be connected to a LAN or the Internet. VGADVI Recorder Pro can function as a stand-alone device or directly connected to the Ethernet port of a computer. Consult the product documentation for instructions on how to configure the device for stand alone modes. However, if connected to a LAN or the Internet, the VGADVI Recorder Pro can automatically archive the recordings it makes to an FTP server or other network storage. As well, a connection to a LAN or the Internet allows the user to remotely manage and access the recordings that VGADVI Recorder Pro makes.

The video mode or source resolution that I am using is not listed in the list of supported modes for VGADVI Recorder Pro specifications. Can VGADVI Recorder Pro capture it?

VGADVI Recorder Pro analyses the source signals in order to automatically determine the incoming source resolution. You can manually override this setting during stream configuration. If VGADVI Recorder Pro does not support the resolution you provide, contact us. We are always looking for ways to improve our products to add support for this mode.

How can I configure the VGADVI Recorder Pro?

Configuration is performed through an intuitive web interface. Advanced users may also use HTTP or RS-232 API commands.

What compression does VGADVI Recorder Pro use?

VGADVI Recorder Pro supports many different video compression formats and codecs. The compression to be used for recording can be set by the user. Consult the system’s Encoding setup menu or the product documentation for the most recent list of supported codecs.

Does VGADVI Recorder Pro stream to iPad, MJPEG or Apple Live Streaming Protocol?

VGADVI Recorder Pro supports Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming technology to create a separate native stream for Apple iOS devices such as iPad, iPhone, and iTouch. iPads also support MJPEG streaming from the VGADVI Recorder Pro.  The system streams to any other tablets, phones, viewers, and browsers that support HLS, MJPEG, MPEG4 or H.264.

Can I use my own storage with VGADVI Recorder Pro?

Recording is always made to the internal hard drive first, and VGADVI Recorder Pro can copy automatically or manually to remote disks such as remote FTP repositories, network storage devices, and local storage devices connected via USB.

How do I broadcast a stream to 10-20-100 or more viewers with VGADVI Recorder Pro?

VGADVI Recorder Pro supports a number streaming protocols (HTTP, RTP, RTMP, RTSP, UDP or HTTP Live Streaming) that provide different scalability and underlying network configuration trade offs. HTTP streaming architectures are the simplest, but don’t offer the level of scalability of multicast and content distribution network architectures. Consult the product documentation for further information.

How do I apply branding, copyright notices to my streams and recordings created with VGADVI Recorder Pro?

VGADVI Recorder Pro provides multiple mechanisms to brand your streams and recordings. The stream setup menus provide a mechanism to apply time stamp, text such as event name, copyright, time, date, etc. Custom branding, background mattes and no-signal images are easily configurable during the stream setup process. Consult the product documentation for examples.

What is the difference between VGADVI Recorder Pro and VGADVI Recorder?

VGADVI Recorder Pro is a powerful system designed for mission-critical applications. It supports more clients, more sources, and higher frame rates. It also has a different form factor, more storage capacity, and configurable storage options.