The live view is where you watch live streams from your devices. You can setup multiple live views in Agent and add whatever devices you like to them. Agent will intelligently arrange your devices to maximise the available space on whatever device you are using.

Example live panel

Panel markers

The live view has some markers to provide device state and recording status:

Panel markers
  • Blue border on left and bottom - This signifies which device is currently selected. The controls at the bottom left will apply to this device. Click on a device to select it.
  • Red "REC" symbol at top right - This device is currently recording
  • Red flashing border at top and right - The device is in an alert state
  • Orange flashing border at top and right - The device has detected motion

Using Views

Click the views icon at bottom right to open the views menu. Click on a view button to switch to that view. If you set Cycle to a non-zero number like 3, Agent will automatically cycle through any views containing devices every 3 seconds. Default View sets the view that Agent first displays when you open the browser.

Editing views

To edit the view (add devices to the view, rename, change mode etc) click on the edit icon at bottom right.

Configuring a view

Here you can give your view a name, select which devices are in the view and set the view mode (Grid is default). The available modes are:

  • Grid - default, a standard grid arranged to optimise the width/ height of your device with the number of cameras you have
  • Column - devices in a column with selected device in a bigger area
  • 2 Columns - devices in 2 columns with selected device in a bigger area
  • Active - all active devices
  • Alerted - all devices that have recently alerted
  • Detected - all devices that have recently detected movement
  • Interval - cycle through selected devices (set the interval in main server settings - playback tab)
  • Interval Full - cycle through selected devices without a side column of devices (set the interval in main server settings - playback tab)

Tips:

  • To rearrange devices you can drag and drop them from one grid position to another. You can lock the layout using the extended menu at bottom right.
  • To maximise a device click on it to select it then click it again. If you have setup your camera with a high res record URL and a low res live URL you can set Agent to use the High res stream when your device is maximised - to do this edit the device, click to edit video source settings ("..." button next to Source Type on the General tab) and select the Advanced tab. Check the option "Use record stream when maximised".
  • Click on the PTZ icon to add a PTZ overlay. Use this overlay to control the PTZ on your camera. You can on the background of the control to move it around. Click and drag the round joystick controls with the mouse or touch and move them to control the PTZ on your camera. You can also use the mouse wheel on desktop to zoom in and out digitally or pinch and swipe gestures on touch devices. On keyboards you can use arrow keys and numpad +/- to zoom. See PTZ
  • Use mouse wheel or pinch gesture to zoom in and out of live cameras digitally. When zoomed in you can click and drag to move the zoomed area around.
  • Click on a device to select it. When a device is selected you can use the device controls at bottom left to switch it on/ off, start/ stop recording, take photos, trigger manual alerts or edit and run custom tasks.
  • You can add microphones as well as cameras to the live view - Configure how the microphone displays by editing the "Display Style" when editing the Microphone on the General tab, you can choose from Analyzer, Level or Historical.
  • Use the menu at bottom right to access other features like RTMP broadcast, start talk, play/ pause live video and lock/ unlock the layout positions.
  • Agent indicates which device is selected with a highlight line around the left and bottom of the device. Alerting devices will also have red flashing lines around the top and right.
  • If you assign a location to your camera it will also show next to the camera name and the background and border color will be set to the location color.