It would be possible, yes, but very complicated. I have no plans to attempt it. You'll have to make do with two separate browser windows.I have a question. I'm not sure if this could be done, but could there ever be a way to combine views of cameras from two different servers? I know that currently there is a way to manage different servers from one ui2 instance, but I have some special situations that it would be great if I could, say for instance, have a view that combined 3 cameras from one server with 3 cameras from another server. Currently I have to stream extra instances of the cameras from one server to another to include in my viewing group. It would be great to be able to eliminate this bandwidth overhead. It was just a thought. Like I said, I'm not even sure if something like that would be possible.
UI2 doesn't have any choice in the matter. UI2 can request a specific date range or camera/group, but not a folder. By default, you just get the 1000 most recent clips. 1000 being the most that Blue Iris will list out at one time.Does the UI2 clip list show just the clips in the "new" folder, and not the "stored" folder path?
Depends on what you are talking about. Can you elaborate?Separate question: There isn't a way to implement a time scrubber in UI2 is there?
You can always insert the date and time from the camera's settings and then you can record direct to disk. That way, you get the speed of direct to disk and you still get the date and time on your video.We are not using direct to disk writing because we don't want to lose the date timestamp... that's the only way we can identify what time it is. Or am I missing something?
I came in on the tail end of this and posted before reading the other posts so I deleted my post. If you have the time displayed it will show when using the scrubber.Hi Bob, yes I see a scrubber - but I meant a scrubber that illustrated what time the clip was being recorded/played back at. So if it was 3:05pm in the clip, I was wondering if there was a way the scrubber could show that or have a search/goto box to take me directly to that time of the recording.
Is D2D that much faster? Is it just overlays that don't work? We're in the process of setting up our org with 160 cameras and 6 blue iris servers right now - trying to find the best way to do it all...You can always insert the date and time from the camera's settings and then you can record direct to disk. That way, you get the speed of direct to disk and you still get the date and time on your video.
No problem Bob - thanks for chiming in - I love this active community!I came in on the tail end of this and posted before reading the other posts so I deleted my post. If you have the time displayed it will show when using the scrubber.
Yes, as others have said, you can have the camera embed the timestamp in its video stream and then use direct to disk. You can then delete the timestamp that Blue Iris adds.Well right now there is a date search field - but what about an hour/minute search field? For example, we know an incident occurred at 12:45pm today, so we want to go straight to that time or at least to the clip containing that time period. I don't see a way to do that in UI2 and it's probably a limitation to how clips are stored. We are not using direct to disk writing because we don't want to lose the date timestamp... that's the only way we can identify what time it is. Or am I missing something?
This is the "timeline" and UI2 does not have one.In the admin console of Blue Iris there's a time scrubber and multicamera playback which helps identify what time it is, etc...
You can't limit by a specific number of clips. The best you can do is open the calendar filter and select the day your clip belongs in; that will load the entire day's worth of clips even if there are more than 1000 clips. I may eventually add more precise filtering (such as hourly) but currently that is not a priority for me.Also - is there a way to make the clip list LESS than 1000? Say limit it to 100 instead?
There are a few things to consider... first, obviously the camera needs to be able to print the date legibly on the video. Second, it needs to be able to keep accurate time. That means being able to follow all the local daylight savings time rules and updating its own clock using an NTP server. I suggest you install http://timesynctool.com/ on each Blue Iris machine. Not only does it do a way better job of keeping the PC's time in sync than Windows does natively, but it will host an NTP server for you so you can point all your cameras at it.Some of our cameras are VERY old and might not even have a legible way to see the time date, but I'm considering it if D2D is really an improvement.
This is something I have tried to discuss with Ken, as I am working on a new web UI for Blue Iris, but he has been so busy he has hardly provided any input at all on the project, so I don't know if multi camera playback will be a thing. A timeline may very well be a thing we can do though!But a scrubber with timestamp would be easiest on our staff who need access to all these cameras, especially multicamera playback like the native app has.
We have BI set to create a new clip on each event so we can FF directly to the next motion event. So our clips start at really wonky times and the adjustment mathematics would probably be too much for some of our staff to care But yes, I did see that and realize that's an option - thanks for pointing it out though.