Multicam playback allows videos that were recorded by different cameras, but in the same location and time, to be found and viewed together. This allows users to view an incident from different vantage points at the same time. Up to four videos can be viewed at the same time.
Multicam Playback is only available for users with a Pro role and is not available for users with Lite or Basic roles.
During video recording, Axon Body 3, Axon Body 2, Axon Flex 2, and Fleet system cameras will note when other Axon cameras are recording in the same vicinity, approximately 30 feet (10 meters), and add that information to the video file. When videos are uploaded to Evidence. com, that information is included in the upload so that the multicam playback option can be used.
When viewing evidence, the multicam action is shown as an option for any videos that are noted as having other videos that were recorded in the same vicinity at the same time.
Selecting Videos for Playback
When the user clicks Multicam on the evidence view, the multicam evidence selection page is shown and the user can select up to four related videos for simultaneous viewing. The upper section of the page shows the currently selected videos and the lower section has the list of related videos.
Note: Cameras must be within range of each other for at least one minute before or during recording, excluding pre-event buffering, for the videos to be displayed with multicam playback.
- Add a new video by clicking on a new tile in the upper section and then clicking the video name in the related video list.
Change videos by clicking the tile in the upper section to select the video that will be replaced and then clicking the video name in the related video list.
- Optionally, you can choose Update ID to enter an updated ID for the selected videos, Download the selected videos (the videos are not combined into a single video), or Add to Case to add the selected videos to an existing case.
- When all the videos have been selected, click Launch Multicam.
- Click Back to Evidence to return to the originally selected Evidence Detail page.
Viewing Multiple Videos
When multicam playback is launched, the selected videos are requested from the system and synchronized. The upper section of page shows the videos and standard media player options, while the lower section shows information about the evidence files. The standard media player controls are also used for multicam playback.
During playback, videos that do not start at the beginning of the sequence show a message bar that states when the video will start. This allows users to easily know when a video will begin playing, so they can quickly jump to the point when all videos are active. Since each video can have its own audio, an additional audio selector control was added to the media player controls. The audio selector is in the center of the media player controls and is used to select which audio track is used during playback.
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To select the audio track for multicam playback, click and click on the video.
To view which audio track is being used, hover over and the audio icon is shown.
Audio volume is still controlled by the audio slider.
Combined Multicam Video Extraction
Users can choose to extract the videos they selected for Multicam playback into a single video file. After the file is extracted, the video is treated as any other file and can be redacted, transcribed, clipped, marked, shared, or downloaded. The file can be viewed in Axon Evidence and outside of Axon Evidence as single video file.
To extract a combine Multicam video file:
- Select which audio track will be used for the extracted file. Only one track can be used in the file. The audio track for Multicam playback is selected by clicking the audio selector icon and then clicking on the number for the appropriate video.
- Click Extract to review the information, then click Extract again to start the process.
When the file is ready, Axon Evidence.com will send you an email to let you know the Multicam extraction is ready. The email includes a link to the new video. Clicking the link takes you to the video. This video is treated as any other file in Axon Evidence.