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NEW IN VIDEOMANAGER 15.3

VideoManager 15.3 introduces the ability to put your VB400 into safety mode automatically, shortly after it has been undocked. 

SAFETY MODE UPON UNDOCKING

Since VideoManager 15.0, it has been possible to manually put a VB400 into safety mode using a preconfigured gesture. While in safety mode, VB400s will not respond to any button presses until they are prompted to exit safety mode using another preconfigured gesture. This mode saves battery life; it is ideal if the operator knows their VB400 will not be needed at short notice, or if the way you use the VB400 means that it might be stored for a period after being assigned.

Now, it is possible to configure a VB400 ahead of time, so it will enter safety mode automatically after it has been undocked - this means that the operator does not need to remember to manually trigger safety mode. 

 

 

To turn on safety mode upon undocking:

  1. Navigate to the Admin tab.

  2. Select the Devices pane.

  3. Click the Device Profiles section.

  4. Click Go to profile next to the relevant profile.

  5. Scroll down to the Power Management section.

  6. Set Enter safety mode if idle after undocking to On

  7. In the Controls section, ensure that there is a gesture which will prompt the VB400s in this profile to exit safety mode.

 ⚠ If a gesture to exit safety mode is not configured, VB400s in this profile will be completely inert and unable to record footage.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             8.Click Save settings.

⚠ The VB400 does not enter safety mode instantly on undocking; If the VB400 starts recording (e.g. by gesture, or peer-assisted-recording) within 10 seconds after it has been undocked, or is configured to pre-record immediately after being undocked, then it will not enter safety mode.

 

 

NEW IN VIDEOMANAGER 15.2

VideoManager 15.2 introduces new features for both digital media handling and body-worn camera management.

TRANSCRIPTION

For ease of review, you can edit captions for videos within the incident editor itself, instead of having to create and import an external .VTT file. For more information about using transcription, please see this document.

 

 

VB400 AUDIO MUTE & UNMUTE

To conform to local laws and regulations, you can configure whether audio is muted by default. VB400s can be also prompted to start and stop capturing audio based on specific gestures configured in their device profile. Audio is independent of video, so VB400s will continue recording video even when audio is muted.

To mute audio by default:

  1. Navigate to the Admin tab.

  2. Select the Devices pane.

  3. Click the Device Profiles section.

  4. Click Go to profile next to the profile which will include audio mute and unmute gestures.

  5. Scroll down to the Recording Behaviour section.

  6. If Audio initially muted is set to Yes, then VB400s will be muted by default when they are first undocked. Operators must then manually enable audio recording.

  7. Click Save settings.

 

To configure which gestures mute and unmute audio:

  1. Navigate to the Admin tab.

  2. Select the Devices pane.

  3. Click the Device Profiles section.

  4. Click Go to profile next to the profile which will include audio mute and unmute gestures.

  5. Scroll down to the Controls section.

  6. Next to the relevant button and gesture, select one of the following options from the dropdown:

    1. Unmute audio: the VB400 will start recording audio. If it was already recording audio, this gesture will do nothing.

    2. Mute audio: the VB400 will stop recording audio. If it was not already recording audio, this gesture will do nothing.

    3. Toggle mute audio: the VB400’s audio recording state will change. If it was already recording audio, it will stop. If it was not already recording audio, it will start.

  7. Add as many gestures as necessary.

  8. Click Save settings.

 

⚠ If your VB400s are not configured to record audio, neither of these settings will have any effect.

 

 

VB400 AUDIO PROFILES

To improve the audio quality in evidential footage, VB400s can have an “indoor” or “outdoor” audio configuration, as dictated by their device profile. An “outdoor” configuration will maintain the normal recording volume level, while an “indoor” configuration will increase it. By default, device profiles use the “outdoor” profile.

To use this feature:

  1. Navigate to the Admin tab.

  2. Select the Devices pane.

  3. Click the Device Profiles section.

  4. Click Go to profile next to the profile which will include audio mute and unmute gestures.

  5. Scroll down to the Audio Settings section.

  6. From the Audio Profiles dropdown, select the relevant option.

  7. Click Save settings

 

If your VB400s are not configured to record audio, neither of these profiles will have any effect

 

VB COMPANION: UPDATES TO STREAMING & LOCATION

Using VB Companion, you can now stream footage from your VB400s to VideoManager directly over your phone’s internet connection. This makes it even easier to configure live streams, because you do not need to create a WiFi profile or configure a hotspot. 

You can also use your phone as a proxy for your VB400’s location, for a more accurate GPS location when viewing a live location on the Tactical VideoManager map. 

To enable either feature:

  1. Navigate to the Admin tab.

  2. Select the Devices pane.

  3. Click the Device Profiles section.

  4. Click Go to profile next to the profile which will include audio mute and unmute gestures.

  5. Scroll down to the VB Companion Settings section.

  6. Set Enable location reporting and/or Enable streaming via app to On

  7. Click Save settings

 

 

MEDIA FIELD VISIBILITY

You can configure which media fields (both built-in and user-defined) are visible from the Media tab’s search results pane when it is in List mode. To do so: 

  1. Navigate to the Admin tab.

  2. Select the Policies pane.

  3. Click the User-defined Media Fields section.

  4. Click ⏐⏐ Field Layouts in the top right-hand corner.

  5. Click ➕ to add media fields to the Small (phone), Medium (tablet) or Large (PC) tables.

 

 

PLAY ALL FUNCTION

You can view multiple pieces of media one after another without needing to start playing each one manually. To do so:

  1. Navigate to the Media tab.

  2. Filter the media as necessary, and click Find media

  3. In the top right-hand corner, ensure List has been selected.

  4. Click Play all

 

TERMINOLOGY: VIDEO > MEDIA

The Videos tab has been renamed to Media, to better reflect the types of files that VideoManager can process.