24 hour time

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  1. pdbuzz

    pdbuzz n3wb

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    Hello,
    I've searched for this item to no avail: how do you change the time on Blue Iris to read in a 24-hour format (ie, 17:34) ?

    Here is what I get when first adding a new camera. This is not produced by the camera software, since I have all overlays turned off on them. I want to manage all overlays from Blue Iris, so they're a consistent font and format.

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    Here is what happens when I select the overlay option in 'Camera Properties'.

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    That tells me that the overlay option that first shows up when adding a camera is not controlled by the 'Text and Overlay' option in 'Camera Properties'. Am I doing something wrong? I'm a pretty sharp guy when it comes to software but I'm not finding anything on this in the Help guide or throughout the settings.

    Thank you!
     
  2. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    The time and date is in fact controlled by the text overlay in camera properties. Open overlay> click on the date and time, you will see a box form around it > right click on it> now clear the old date and time> now select the new date format then the new time format....
     
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    pdbuzz n3wb

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    Ah good! Very clever! Thank you! I didn't even try that, thinking that it wasn't even 'editable' since it just showed up.

    Muchas gracias, mi amigo!
     
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    Hello,
    I have the same problem but i cant edit the old one. There is no form around it.
    Ιs embedded in the photo
     

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  6. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    its not a problem. Use the cameras overlay. The blue iris overlay wont be recorded when using direct to disk which you should be using. Remove the BLUE IRIS overlay.
     
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    if i remove the overlay i will not see the time.
    I want to see the time on dd/mm/yy
     
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    fenderman Staff Member

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    you dont listen. I said remove the BLUE IRIS OVERLAY. KEEP THE CAMERA OVERLAY. you do see they are both there.
     
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    oohh. ok!!
    I found it
    Thank you so much
     
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    jayleoness Young grasshopper

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    is this still accurate? I am trying to change from 24 hour time to 12 hour time. I follow your instructions but when I log into my camera from the browser and go to overlay, nothing happens when im right clicking on the date part inside the yellow box. I have tried this in the time tile and text overlay sub menu. been playing around in these windows but cant find anyway to set the time/date format
     

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    jayleoness Young grasshopper

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    Solved - You have to go into Settings --->System --> General --> Date/time and change format in there