How do I View and Download Historical Video?

Historical video refers to video that has been
recorded by the cameras and uploaded to the cloud.

Applies to Models: Wisenet Sky


So long as cloud retention is enabled, each camera
will have its own historical video that can be
accessed and downloaded or archived. 
This article will explain navigating the Historical
Video and downloading the video.

Navigating Historical Video:

Step By Step Guide:

1. Find the camera you wish to view recorded video from on your dashboard.

2. Click clock.png icon next to the camera to view Historical Video.

Note: Historical video can also be accessed through the Layouts tab
by clicking the same icon in the upper right corner of the camera.

3. A window will pop up that contains the recorded video from that camera

Note: The amount of recorded video depends on the retention settings
on that camera.

Historical video that is out of retention CANNOT be recovered.

Tour of Historical Video Window:


A. Is the time and date of the of the video being played.

B. The time is also displayed here.
  B.1 Click now.JPGthe button to navigate to the latest recorded Video.
  B.2 Click on the time to navigate to a specific time.




B.3. Click the calendar.JPGcalendar button to navigate to a specific date.
C. Here you can choose to view the time in increments of 1 minute, 10 minutes, 2 hours, or 8 hours.
D. The numbers along the bottom row designate the date.


I. Click Save to Download or Archive a section of video.
J. Click here to take a snapshot of the current frame displayed in the video.
K. Click here to copy the location of the video to the clipboard.

L. Navigation controls.

Downloading Video from the

1. Navigate to the time and date that you wish to download in Historical Video.

NOTE: It is not necessary to perform step 1 if you know the exact time of the rocrding. 


A. Choose the start and stop points of the video you wish to save.
B. Select the type of video.

B1. Video: Downloads the video where events in full video recording are combined into a single video.
B2. Bundle: Downloads a ZIP file that contains different full video recording clips where events triggered recording.
B3. Preview Timelapse: Downloads the video from the Preview video stream

NOTE:Preview timelapse is very useful in cases where the motion was missed the event was not
captured by the full video recording. If this happens frequently, motion settings in the
camera need to be adjusted.

C. Description of the video.
D. Check the Time Stamp box in order to put the Time onto the clip of the downloadable video.

4. After the fields are filled out and the options are selected, click the Download button.

NOTE: This button downloads the video from the cloud, not to your
computer.  You can download the video to your computer from the
Downloads tab.

Downloading Video to a computer:

1. Navigate to the Downloads tab on the main dashboard.

2. Find the video you wish to Download to your computer.

3. Click the download_button.pngLocal Download button, and this will save the file to your computer.

NOTE: Wisenet Sky downloads all video in the mp4 format.

The video must be downloaded while it is still in retention.  The video cannot be downloaded if it is out of retention because the video has already been deleted from the cloud. 








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