Standalone VGA Grid User Guide
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Record a channel via the Admin panel

Each channel has a configuration page that allows you to start, stop and configure recordings.

To start and stop channel recording:

  1. Login to the Admin panel as admin or operator. See Connect to the Admin panel.
  1. Click the name of the desired channel; the channel menu expands.

  1. Click the Recording link for the channel; the Recording page appears.
  2. To start recording:

    1. Click the Start button; the recording starts and a timer indicates how long it has been recording.

    If the Start button is not active, there are no active sources for this channel or recorder. Check your inputs to ensure signals are working as expected.

    1. You may browse away from the page without affecting the recording. When the page refreshes, the channel number is displayed in red to indicate recording is underway.

    1. The system continues to record this channel (and any concurrent recordings) until it is stopped. If the system runs out of storage space, the oldest recorded file is deleted to make room for the new recording. The recording is broken into multiple files as defined by the channel configuration. See Configure recording file size and type.
  3. To stop recording:

    1. Click the Stop button on the given channel’s Recording page. The channel number changes to black next time the Admin panel is refreshed (by clicking a link or refreshing the page).