Configure a NAS for MOBOTIX recording

The process for setting up a NAS for camera recording is pretty much the same for all brands. Although the location of each function may differ there are basically 3 main steps. 

In this tutorial we will show you how to setup a file share for the MOBOTIX camera recordings. The file share is a folder within the NAS devices that is used as a central recording "container".

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Enable Archive Storage for 24/7 data protection

Last year MOBOTIX introduced a new recording feature that’s designed to prevent loss of recordings in the event of central recording server failure or connection loss.

This solution combines archive storage technology with MxFFS which is MOBOTIX own proprietary flash file system. Put the two technologies together and you get MxFFS Archive.

We will show you how to enable this service and setup archive scheduling.

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SD Card Recording: what if the camera is stolen?

The two most common questions relating to SD card storage pertain to loss of recording - "what if the camera is stolen?" and "how long will the flash media last?".

The first of the two questions is the most frequently asked which is why it's featured in the title of this article.

Here we address what needs to be considered to ensure the recordings stored on the SD card are kept safe and in tact.

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How to export video from a MOBOTIX camera using a web browser.

The best way to export recordings stored on a MOBOTIX system is using a viewing client such as MxManagementCenter. But there are times when you may want to quickly access a MOBOTIX camera remotely and export video using a web browser. 

For this tutorial you will need a web browser and remote access to the MOBOTIX camera.

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MxManagementCenter: Auto correcting hemispheric images

If you want to quickly display corrected hemispheric images within MxManagementCenter it's quite easy to setup.

While the camera itself performs the dewarping of the images MxManagementCenter can be used to quickly initiate and facilitate the corrected image display on both the Live and Recorded images. 

The dewarp feature is especially useful when displaying cameras fitted with hemispheric (180˚) lenses.... 

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How to convert MxPEG into a viewable format using VLC

In a recent article we showed you how to use VLC Player to instantly playback recorded MxPEG (.mxg) sequences. MxPEG is MOBOTIX proprietary video format for streaming and recording.

However many installers have customers who want to view the recorded video files without the need for a third party player.

Here we are going to show you how to use VLC Player to transcode MxPEG into a readily viewable format that can be played back on any PC.

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A comparison of the MOBOTIX Indoor cameras

When seeking IP camera systems for purchase most people would say they focus on quality, reliability and system performance. But while the bottomline is a major factor, for some price is the only factor.

MOBOTIX is focusing on the more budget-minded users with its latest indoor cameras available at a more aggressive street price. The MOBOTIX indoor cameras are available at a considerably lower price point that the outdoor models.  Prior to the indoor models, the standard MOBOTIX single lens lineup consisted of only four models - now there are seven.

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