How to Record & Playback Motion Detection Video on microSD Card using iOS and Android

Initial Setup

 

Firstly, make sure your camera is connected to your network. Simply find the led button on the back of the camera. A proper connection to the network will have the LED lit solid green. 

 

You will need to download Amcrest View on your smart phone or tablet to edit recordings and playback motion detection events from a mobile device.

 

Download Amcrest View on your mobile device:

 

Amcrest View for iOS: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.

 

Amcrest View for Android: Requires Android 3.0 or later.

 

You will also need to purchase a microSD card to record and playback any recorded events from your camera. This card can be inserted on the back of your ProHD or HDseries camera. Be sure upon inserting the card that the text on the card is facing down towards the bottom of the camera and the gold or silver pins of the card are facing up towards the lens of the camera.

 

If this is your first time setting up your camera, please follow the guides available on setting up your camera on your network to the method that best meets your needs:

 

Amcrest View App Setup (WiFi Configuration)

Amcrest View Desktop Setup (Ethernet Configuration)

 

If your camera has already been connected to your network and you are adding the camera to your smart phone or tablet, follow the guide provided below:

Amcrest View P2P Setup (Adding an already in use camera to your mobile device)

 

 

How to Record & Playback Motion Detection Events on Amcrest View

 

Now that your smartphone or tablet has been connected to your camera using Amcrest View, open the application and the Live View screen will be shown.

 

You can double check and preview the camera you have connected to your phone by accessing the device list through the button in the top right hand corner. Select your camera through the device list and click Start Live View. 

Your camera will be displayed on the Live View home screen, adding the reassurance your camera is operating efficiently and connected to your phone through the network.

 

Once your microSD card is inserted into the camera, motion detection events will begin recording from the camera, right out of the box! The camera has default settings to record motion detection events scheduled 24/7. You can view these recorded events from Amcrest View by opening up the menu in the top left hand corner and selecting Playback.

 

Once the Playback tab opens, a blank screen with four channel options will appear. Tap on any of the four channel’s plus buttons on the center of any square and you can select a camera for playback.

Once a camera has been selected, it will begin playing back any recorded events that have been saved to the microSD card that had been inserted into the back of the camera. You can slide the time stamp slider to scrub through any of the recorded footage, double tapping on the camera selected will open the camera into full screen, or you can use the buttons located at the bottom of the screen for advanced playback features.

 

You can also make adjustments to that schedule through your smartphone easily from within the application. To start editing the schedule using the menu in the top left hand corner and selecting Configuration Center.

 

The Configuration Center tab will open up with a list of advanced features in which you can make adjustments to the followed specified cameras from your device list.

 

On the Configuration Center screen, tap Motion Detection.

 

The Device List screen will have appeared. Now select the camera you wish to adjust from the Device List.

 

This will open up the Motion Detection screen, select the Advanced Config slider to open the options available for adjustment.

From here you will select Schedule to make adjustments to the schedule that’s already defaulted.

The Schedule screen will be displayed next showing you the current schedule. 

Select the pencil and paper icon in the upper right hand corner to make any adjustments to the schedule.

 

From here you may select the day of the week under Date, specifying each day of the week and assigning time periods for each day manually. Simply tapping on the begin and end times in segments 1 through 6, you can change their intervals to a start and stop time you wish the camera to record motion detection events.

 

Select Date to change the day you wish to adjust or select Copy to make adjustments to a combined selection of days during the week. To speed up the process you can click Copy located underneath Date to duplicate any of the changes you made to the time intervals, selecting Whole Week to copy to all days of the week, or check the days you wish to copy to.

Once the days have been selected, you will notice Copy now has the following days you’ve selected. To continue, tap on 00:00 to adjust the start times of the days selected.

After selecting 00:00, the time slider or wheel will appear.

Select a time, as shown you’ll see 5:00am. Now tap anywhere out of the slider or wheel control to dismiss the slider or wheel adjuster.

 

Do the same for the end time, 23:59, to a time you wish the schedule to end.

Now you will notice the times for segment 1 have been modified.

Do not forget to click the save button in the top right hand corner to save any adjustments you have made to the schedule.

Once saved you will then see the adjustments made to the Period on the Period screen and schedule presentation.

Your schedule has been created for your camera to record motion detection events during the times you’ve selected. Adjustments will be put into effect immediately upon saving any Period changes. You may also jump back to the menu and playback any of the recorded events during the times you’ve selected as earlier stated in this guide!

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