11 Backup Backup video files to external USB flash drive (not included). 11.1 Formatting the USB Flash Drive It is recommended to format your USB thumb drive (not included) before using it with the system. CAUTION Formatting the USB device will permanently erase all data. This step cannot be undone. Prerequisite: Connect a USB flash drive (not included) to a free USB port on the unit. To format a USB flash drive: From the Live View display, right-click to open the Quick Menu, then click Main Menu. Click System, then Backup. Click Format next to the Device Name. Select a format mode: FAT32: Recommended — offers the greatest compatibility with other devices. NTFS: Advanced users only — should only be used on drives larger than 32GB where file sizes will be larger than 4GB. Click OK. 11.2 Backing Up Video You can save video recordings from your system to a USB flash drive. Ensure you format new drives before backing up video (see 11.1 Formatting the USB Flash Drive for details). To back up video: From the Live View display, right-click to open the Quick Menu, then click Main Menu. Click System, then Backup. Configure the following: Device Name: Select the USB device you would like to back up files to. Storage Path: Click Browse to locate a folder path on the USB drive to save your files to. Record Channel: Select the channel you would like to search or select All to search all channels. Type: Select the recording type you would like to search for or select All to search all recording types. Period: Select the period for your search, then enter the start and end time. File Format: Select DAV to save files to save files to .dav format. You can playback .dav files using the Lorex video player software. Click Search. A list of files that match your search criteria appears. Check files you would like to backup. Click Backup Note HD video files saved on the system may take up a large amount of disk space. The size of video files selected and the amount of free space on your USB device is shown on screen. 11.3 Using Video Clip Backup Video clip backup allows you to select a duration of video during playback mode and save it to a USB device (not included). For full instructions on video clip backup, see 10.5 Video Clip Backup . 11.4 Viewing Backed Up Files Use the free Lorex Player to play back .dav files. 11.4.1 Viewing Backed Up Files on PC Download and install the Lorex Player for PC from the recorder’s product page at lorex.com Double-click one of the files on the left to begin playback. OR Click to open a back up video file in another location Use the Lorex Player controls to control playback or select other files for playback. Note For a full overview of Lorex Player controls, see 11.4.3 Lorex Player Controls . 11.4.2 Viewing Backed Up Files on Mac Download and install the Lorex Player for Mac from the recorder’s product page at lorex.com Double-click the downloaded file in Safari to extract the Lorex Player app file. Drag the Lorex Player app to your Desktop or Applications list. Double-click Lorex Player to open the application. Double-click one of the files on the left to begin playback. OR Click to open a back up video file in another location Use the Lorex Player controls to control playback or select other files for playback. Note For a full overview of Lorex Player controls, see 11.4.3 Lorex Player Controls . 11.4.3 Lorex Player Controls File List: Double-click to open a file. Viewing Mode: Select between single-channel viewing and various split-screen options. Hide/Show File List Playback Controls: : Playback files in sequence. : Synchronize playback times. : Play/pause playback. : Stop playback. : Previous frame. : Next frame. : Playback speed. : Volume control. Zoom Timeline Display Area: Double-click a video file to expand. Click the controls inside the display area to do the following: : View information about the video file. : Start/stop a manual recording from the video file. : Take a snapshot from the video file. : Close the video file. Add Files: Click to open backed up video files. Export Files: Export a video file to a different format. Digital Zoom: Click, then click-and-drag over a camera image to zoom in. Right-click to return to the full image. Drag: Click, then click-and-drag to move around a camera image that has been digitally zoomed in. Fullscreen: Click to open the player in full screen. Press ESC to exit full screen. Settings: Click to open the configuration menu for the player. From here you can control the default file formats and save locations for snapshots and control the aspect ratio.