The Timeline provides a simple way to visualize events chronologically. Recordings from all devices are arranged in order. Swipe or click and drag with the mouse to navigate or use the mouse wheel or pinch gestures to zoom in and out. Click on an activity bar on the timeline to start playback. Click on a thumbnail of the camera to start a mini live feed.

Note: The timeline does not show cameras which don't have any recordings.


To manually filter recordings click on the filter icon (magnifying glass) at bottom right.

  • From/ To: Choose a date range to search by
  • Locations: Choose locations to search by. You can add locations by editing a camera and clicking to edit locations on the General tab.
  • Tags: Enter tags to filter by for example "person" or "cat" if you have manually tagged your recordings or used DeepStack AI to tag them for you. A list of previously used tags is shown underneath. Timelapse recordings are auto tagged with "timelapse".
  • Alert: Check this to only show recordings that contain an alert event.
  • Intelligence: Check this to only show recordings that contain an alert event generated by DeepStack AI
  • Click on the Remove Filter button to display all files.
  • Click on the Save Filter button to save the filter to the quick filter list. You can access the quick filter list from the toolbar filter icon .


  • To start playback of a recording at a specific time you can move the timeline so the left-most timestamp in the UI shows the time you want. Click on a recording under this and playback will start and seek to that point in time.
  • Timelapse recordings are displayed alongside regular recordings but only take up half the available height within the slot.
  • Recordings are color coded according to how much peak motion was detected. Bright red bars indicate high levels of movement.
  • Zoom in far enough and Agent will display thumbnails for the recordings when there is enough space.
  • Click on a recording to enter playback mode.
  • When you start playback a marker line is added to the timeline so you can keep track of the last recording you viewed for each device.
  • If your screen is wide enough Agent will display live thumbnails of your devices on the left. Icons may also display - see recordings for an explanation of the icons.
  • Click on a live device thumbnail (if displayed) to show a mini live feed (video and audio). You can drag this live feed around the screen to move it away from other controls. Click the thumbnail again to exit the mini player.