Back to the advanced import section this week. We’ve previously covered analysing a specific region and preprocessing scripts. Today we’ll look at some smaller but useful options. But first as a refresher the advanced options for import can be access on the last page of the wizard, the summary page, by expanding the ‘Advanced…’ section.

Manually select Import mode

Sometimes when importing a file you may need to override the import codec type. This can be done in the Record tab by checking the Manually select Import mode checkbox and the selecting from either Video For Windows, FFMPEG or DirectShow.

Override Default Frame Rate

When importing a video, Kinesense to automatically detect the frame rate for you. On the rare occasion that something goes wrong and it detects the frame rate incorrectly or the frame rate has been recorded incorrectly, you can override it. Again in the Record tab check the Override Default Frame Rate checkbox and then set your new frame rate using the arrow keys.

Recording Codec

Kinesense traditionally stored the video imported into the system as mjpeg files. This is fine if space isn’t a concern for you. If you are worried about how much disk space the database will take up you can now change the recording codec to H264 which greatly reduces the size of the files stored in the database. This has some trade off in terms of quality of the stored video but generally you wont be able to notice it (if you plan to use ‘clarification’ tools, its best to avoid H264). To do this on a video by video bases go to the Processing tab and change the codec in the drop down from Mjpeg to H264.

If you want to do this on a more permanent basis you can change the setting in the Settings Editor. In the Settings tab go to the EncodingOption setting and type in either h264 or mjpeg.