How to Record & Playback Motion Detection Events on Amcrest View Pro

A microSD card must be installed in your camera to record and playback events. For more information on how to record and playback events in the Amcrest View Pro app, please refer to the information provided below. 

Note: If you are using the manual record or snapshot options in the app, please note, the events will not be available in the playback menu, they will be available in the My Saved Files option in the app. To access the My Saved Files folder, access the app options and tap on My Saved Files to access the manually recorded event. 

How to Record & Playback Motion Detection Events on Amcrest View

Step 1: Open the app and tap on the Settings option. Tap on Playback


Once the Playback tab opens, a blank screen with four-channel options will appear. Tap on any of the four channels 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 select 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 5:00 am. 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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