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ECO Series: Backing up recorded video to a USB flash drive

You can back up selected recorded video files for storage on a USB flash drive (not included) on the ECO Series DVR during playback, or by searching for recorded video. Ensure you have enough space on your USB flash drive to save the file.

To search for and back up video from an ECO Series DVR:

  1. Insert USB flash drive into the DVR.

  2. Right-click the main display to open the Menu Bar and click the Record Search icon (record search button).

  3. Enter your username and password, and then click Apply.

  4. Click the Event Search tab.

  5. Configure search options using the parameters below to locate the files to be stored on the USB drive.

    • Search Date: Enter the date range for the search.
    • Time: Enter the time range for the search.
    • CH: Select the channel the recording was made on or select All to include all channels in the search.
    • Type: Select the recording type you are searching for (All, Normal, Motion, Alarm, or Alarm and Motion / A+M).
  6. Click Search. A list of files that match your search criteria will populate.

  7. Click the checkbox beside the video files you would like to back up and click Backup.

    • If the files you would like to back up are not included in the search results, reconfigure your search parameters and perform the search again.
  8. Select the video file format, .avi for compatibility with common video players or H.264 for uncompressed video, compatible only with Lorex by FLIR video player software.

    TIP: Lorex by FLIR video player software is available for download online. Click here for more information on locating software downloads.

  9. Click Backup.

  10. Under Device List, select the USB flash drive to transfer the backup files to.

  11. Click Apply to save the settings, and then click OK to exit.

IMPORTANT: Wait for the backup to complete before removing the USB flash drive. Your files are now backed up.

Video clip backup allows you to select a duration of video during playback mode and save it to a USB flash drive (not included).

To create a backup video clip:

LIMITATION: Video clip backup is only available when a single channel is selected for playback.

  1. Insert a USB flash drive into the DVR.

  2. Open Playback mode with only one channel selected.

  3. Click on the time seek bar to select the playback time you want to start the backup clip.

  4. Click the Clip Backup icon (clip backup button) to start backup. Click the Clip Backup icon (clip backup button) again to stop backup.

    TIP: You can use fast forward, or click-and-drag the video seek cursor to select the stop time for the clip.

  5. Click Backup to confirm.

  6. Select video file format, .avi for compatibility with common video players or H.264 for uncompressed video, compatible only with Lorex by FLIR video player software.

    TIP: Lorex by FLIR video player software is available for download online. Click here for more information on locating software downloads.

  7. Click Backup.

  8. Under Device List, select the USB flash drive to transfer the backup files to.

  9. Click Apply to save the settings, and then click OK to exit.

Wait for the backup to complete before removing the USB flash drive.