You are here: Home > iDVR-PRO DVR Support > iDVR-PRO H.264 CCTV DVR Setup Videos > Surveillance Video Recording Setup (Video)

iDVR-PRO 960H / H.264 DVR Surveillance Video Recording Setup

This video demonstrates how to setup the surveillance video mode of 960H / H.264 iDVR-PRO CCTV DVRs. 960H iDVR-PROs support the following video modes: continuous, scheduled, motion detection, alarm triggered, intensive, and panic recording. These surveillance recording modes are easy to setup using the DVRs point and click user interface.

Video Transcript

The new IDVR Pro surveillance DVRs are 96H CCTV format and use the latest H.264 video compression. These DVRs can record video surveillance using the following recording modes: continuous, scheduled, motion detection, alarm, panic, and intensive mode. Watch this video and I'll show you how easy it is to set up any of these video recording modes on an IDVR Pro.

Here's a live camera view on an IDVR Pro. I'm going to access the main menu down here and select record setup. On the main record setup screen you can change the mode from auto-configuration to manual configuration. We'll get back to that in a minute what that does. Down here you can select your continuous recording. I'm going to change it right now to motion. In here you can set each camera's resolution, frame rate in frames per second, quality, and whether the audio - if there is an auto mic associated with that camera - is on or off for recording. Then down here you can set up the pre-recording time and the post-recording time for when the motion event occurs. I'm just going to cancel out there so I can show you some of the other modes.

The alarm recording mode looks almost identical to the recording mode. Actually, it is identical. Same thing, you can set each camera's frame rate and everything. Then there's a motion and alarm recording so that recording is triggered when motion is detected by a camera or from an external alarm sensor. Then what these intensive modes are is the intensive motion is let's say you want to record at a lower frame rate and resolution continuously when nothing is going on, but then while the camera detects motion you want to bump the resolution up to the maximum and the frame rate and the quality. That's what these intensive modes are for, which are really handy if you wan to record continuously but not use up all your disk drive space so you make the resolution lower. Then when the motion is triggered, then it goes to a higher resolution and frame rate setting.

The intensive alarm recording is the same thing. You just set up the different frame rates and resolutions for continuous vs. alarm recording. Then intensive motion and alarm is again the same thing, but you set up the frame rate for if there's motion detected or an external alarm triggered to record at the high frame rate. If I change this mode from auto to manual the menu changes a little bit. Now if I select continuous recording I can actually set up schedules and I can set up different resolution and frame rates and quality based on the hours of the day. If I want different resolutions and frame rates at certain times of the day, that's what these settings are for. You can make it per camera for every hour block in a day different if you'd like.

The more important thing or more commonly thing used is the schedule. In here for each camera I can set up which hours in the day that this particular camera is going to record continuously. Every camera can be different. I'm just setting some different cameras as an example, setting this one to record all 24 hours in a day and those first two cameras recording different six or seven hour blocks, whatever I select up there.

I'm going to close out of that. Actually, I didn't want to go out of the recording screen so let me go back into the recording screen. Again, I'll go into record setup. The next thing I want to show you is panic recording. What panic recording is is there's a panic button on the front of the DVR that you can just press to override and initiate recording. You can set the frame rates for each camera for panic recording. Again, there's a button on the front of the DVR to trigger this. Then you can also trigger it via this menu if you hover the mouse down here. This is panic record button that you can click via the mouse. Then that P in each of those windows is indicating that panic recording is triggered. Now I just went back to the continuous recording that's set up.

I really love how easy the new IDVR Pros are to use. I do not think I've tested an easier to use interface on a standalone DVR in all my years doing research and development at CCTV Camera Pros. If you would like to learn more about IDVR Pro CCTV DVRs or you would like to request a demo so you can log into an IDVR Pro from an IOS Device, Android device, Mac, or Windows PC, please visit Thank you for watching.

Video Thumbnail

iDVR-PRO 960H Recording Setup

Subscribe to our Channel

If you would like to be notified when CCTV Camera Pros creates new videos like the one on this web page, please click to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Learn more about iDVR-PRO

iPhone / iPad Compatible
iOS Compatible Security DVR
Android Compatible
Android Compatible Security DVR
Mac Compatible
Mac Compatible Security DVR

960H / H.264 CCTV DVR

Click here to learn more about the latest 960H iDVR-PRO CCTV DVRs.

Request a Demo

If you do not currently have an iDVR-PRO and would like to log in to the demo unit at our office, please request a demo login below. You will be able to login from iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices. You can also login from Macintosh and Windows computers. Please click here to request a demo login.

request a demo

Complete DVR Security Systems

CCTV Camera Pros has complete DVR systems available that include an iDVR-PRO, cameras, cables, and power supplies. We have 960H DVR systems available in 2, 4, 8, and 16 camera configurations. Click to learn more.

Learn More
DVR Security System

Custom Surveillance Systems Quote

Custom DVR Surveillance System Did you know? CCTV Camera Pros can provide a complete surveillance system quote that includes a 960H format iDVR-PRO, 960H cameras, cables, connectors, power supplies, and monitors? As you have probably already seen on our website, we have 2, 4, 8, and 16 camera surveillance systems in pre-made packages. However, it is not possible for us to package up every combination and quantity of all the different camera models that we carry. So, we can also provide you with a custom quote with as many cameras as you need and a mix of any combination of camera model(s) based on your project requirements.

Request a Quote

Author and Publisher

This video was produced by , co-founder and managing partner of CCTV Camera Pros. Questions about this video can be directed to