Note: Multicam playback will be added to all Axon Body 2, Axon Flex 2, and Fleet system cameras as part of the v1.9 camera firmware release, which began deployment in March 2017.
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 2, Axon Flex 2, and Fleet system cameras with v1.9 or later firmware will note when other Axon cameras are recording in the same vicinity 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.
- When all the videos have been selected, click Launch Multicam.
- Click Back to Evidence to return to the originally selected evidence view 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.
|Multicam Audio Control||
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.