24 hour time

pdbuzz

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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!
 

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

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