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LHA / LNK Series: Configuring mainstream recording settings

The LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR system uses two different recording streams:

  • Mainstream: a high-quality stream used for live viewing and recording.
  • Substream: a lower quality stream used for remote viewing and playback.

You can use these recording streams to record high-quality video locally and review video remotely with low bandwidth.


  • NVR units also support a Mobilestream to set a custom video stream for remote viewing purposes. The following instructions require you to access your system using your DVR / NVR and a monitor.

To configure a mainstream recording stream:

  1. In the taskbar, click the Main Menu icon (home icon), and then click Settings > Record > Mainstream.

    Mainstream configuration tab

  2. In the Channel drop-down, select a channel to set mainstream.

  3. In the Resolution drop-down, select a recording resolution.

  4. In the FPS drop-down, select the number of frames per second.

  5. In the Bitrate Control drop-down, select a control method:

    • CBR (default)‎: Constant Bit Rate.‎
    • VBR: Variable Bit Rate. In the second drop-down, select a quality level for the video stream.
  6. In the Bitrate Mode drop-down, select a bitrate mode:

    • Predefined: In the Bitrate drop-down, select a preset value.
    • User-defined: In the Bitrate drop-down, enter a custom bitrate between 1024-8192Kbps.
  7. Click the Audio checkbox to enable audio (audio-enabled camera required)‎.

  8. Click Save to set mainstream settings.

  9. Click OK.

You can also set general recording parameters using your DVR / NVR. Click here for instructions on how to configure recording parameters. You can also configure substream recording settings. Click here for instructions on how to configure a substream recording stream.

FLIR Client 12 software mainstream recording settings configuration

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