Hi Everyone, welcome back to our DVR Examiner 3.0 Feature Friday series! Thanks everyone for the great feedback and suggestions for 3.0!
One big area of focus for us with DVR Examiner 3.0 was streamlining the automation capabilities within DVR Examiner. DVR hard drives are getting bigger and storing more and more video, and while DVR Examiner is still significantly faster than traditional recovery using the DVR, we want to continue to reduce the amount of manual time it takes you to recover your data and free you up for more important tasks.
While 2.0 has job queues and post-scan jobs, they are not very well known or intuitive. So, for 3.0 we have taken a fresh look at these items make them easier to use.
To continue from the start page in our last feature Friday, today I want to show you what we have done with the new detection results and scan options screen.
This screen has always been one of the most powerful screens within DVR Examiner, but at least in my opinion, one of the most confusing. We have simplified it greatly in 3.0 and make it easier to access and use the power it provides.
The first thing we did is combine the 2 different screens you would encounter in 2.0. The left-hand side shows the detection results for the filesystem you are scanning and shows you all the features and capabilities DVR Examiner supports for that filesystem. On the right-hand side, we have redesigned all the existing scan options to make it easier to use, and to enhance to automation capabilities…
- Easily select to scan for inaccessible video if it is supported on that system.
- Already know an offset and want to set it and be done with it? Apply it to your source(s) directly at scan options.
- Only want to look at video from a certain time period, say due to the limitations of a search warrant? Set a ‘Clip List Filter’ for the date/time range you want, and you will only see clips meeting those parameters*.
- Already know exactly what videos you need to export, or just want them all? Easily configure a scan with post-scan export jobs before you go to lunch, or home for the evening, and come back with your scan and export already done. No need to wait for the scan to finish, filter the clip list, and select the clips for export.
- Need to export a large amount of data, but want a specific time-frame first? You can setup an export job for your immediate data needs, then queue up additional exports for the remaining dates. Once the critical data is done, your less important export will start automatically.
With the power of the Job Manager and post-scan export jobs, we are taking one more step towards removing the painful, time consuming, manual effort necessary to recover surveillance footage. Have an idea for how DVR Examiner 3.0 can save you time? Submit an Idea to our DVR Examiner Ideas list and vote for your favorite ideas!
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*Filters within DVR Examiner will return any clip that contains video within the filter range. As a result, clip list filters may return video clips that start before or after the filter range specified.