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Title: Foresight-SD User Guide
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Table of Contents
Minimum Requirements
Compatible Recorders
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Screen Layout
Opening a Video
Using the Playback Control Bar
Exporting Video Clips
Using the Mini-Player
Exporting Snapshots
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Software Licensing Agreement
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Minimum Requirements
• Windows XP Service Pack 3
• Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
• Additional or external hard drive storage
(recommended for archiving video)
Compatible Recorders
• RoadRecorder® 4C SD series
• SVR-4100 series
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Screen Layout
1 - Video Source and Directory Tabs
The Video Source and Directory tabs display available
video to be opened and played back. The Video Source tab
displays attached SD cards while the Directory tab displays
previously exported video segments in user-defined
directories.
2 - Event List
The Event List window displays a list of events
for easy navigation during playback. The
individual columns are adjustable for better
readability. Click the funnel icon to open the
Filter window and sort events by type. Click
on an event to immediately jump to that video.
3 - Main Display Area
The Main Display Area displays the calendar(s) when
selecting video to view and then switches to display
recorded video and GPS map once playback begins. Use
the buttons at the bottom left of the Playback Control Bar
to toggle between calendar and video display. Click on the
slim arrow buttons on the perimeter to expand the display.
Double click on either a calendar or a
video channel to expand it to the full
size of the Main Display Area.
4 - Playback Control Bar
The Playback Control Bar contains the typical video playback
controls such as Play, Stop, Fast Forward, etc. It also displays
selected metadata simultaneously with video. For detailed
descriptions of the Playback Control Bar’s functions, see the
Using the Playback Control Bar chapter.
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Opening a Video
Use the following procedure to view recorded video on an
SD card.
1. Start Foresight-SD and ensure the SD card
is correctly inserted into an SD card reader
attached to your PC.
Due to the unique partitions present on the SD
card, video must be opened directly from the SD
card, or from files exported directly by ForesightSD. Click the refresh icon to update the displayed
SD cards.
2. Use the Video Source tab to locate the video
you want to playback.
Attached SD cards appear as drives in the Video
Source tab. Expand the tree control to view the
video segments available on the SD card.
3. Double click a video segment.
Calendars appear for each month during which
video was recorded. (Click the top of a calendar to expand
it for a larger view.) Individual days during which video
was recorded are highlighted in green. Event video is
highlighted in red. The current date is circled in green.
4. Double click a highlighted day.
Video playback begins automatically.
Using the Directory Tab
Previously exported video can be saved in defined
directories on your PC or other external source. The location
of these directories can be saved in Foresight-SD for easier
access.
A directory is created automatically when video is exported
for the first time. Additional directories can be added by
clicking the + icon at the bottom of the Directories tab.
Delete saved directories by clicking the - icon. (Deleting a
directory in Foresight-SD does NOT delete the video saved in
that directory.) Highlight a directory and click the checkbox
icon to designate it as default. (A star appears next to it.)
Video saved in directories is opened in the same manner as
video on an attached SD card.
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Using the Playback Control Bar
The Playback Control Bar
represents 24 hours in
a day. Recorded video
appears highlighted in green
according to the time it was
recorded. Focus on smaller
time frames (12 hours, 6
hours, and so on) by clicking
the magnifying lens icon
on the lower right. Drag the
indicator to navigate the
video quickly.
Playback controls, such as fast forward, rewind, and pause,
are located at the bottom of the Playback Control Bar. These
operate similar to those on a conventional media player. The
time and playback speed are displayed in the green area to
the left of these controls. Volume can also be adjusted.
GPS coordinates appear on a map to the right of the video in
the Main Display Area.
Click on the options on the left of the Playback Control Bar
to display metadata. (Depending on the configuration of
the DVR that recorded the video, some metadata, such as
sensors, may not be available.) The small icons reveal two
tabs.
Vehicle Metadata (truck icon)
• Channels (recorded
video, default)
• Event
• Sensor
• Speed
• Accelerometer
DVR Metadata (DVR icon)
• Temperature
(internal temperature of
the DVR)
• Voltage
Click on a type of metadata to display it automatically on a
graph in the Playback Control Bar.
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Exporting Video Clips
Use the following procedure to export clips of important
video.
1. Open the video you want to extract a video clip from
as described in Opening a Video.
2. Click the Scissors icon to the right of the playback
controls.
Two triangles appear on the Playback Control Bar.
3. Drag the triangles to the beginning and the end of the
clip you want to export.
4. Click the check or the Mini-Player icon.
Click the check icon to export a raw H.264 file. This export
process may be faster, but the resulting exported clip can
only be read by Foresight-SD. Click the Mini-Player icon
to export the video clip into a Mini-Player file. This export
process may take longer, but creates an .exe file that can
be transferred and played on any computer. See Using the
Mini-Player.
H.264 Export
The Browse for Folder window appears automatically.
5. Navigate to where you want to save the exported clip
and click OK.
The Export window appears.
6. Confirm the exact start and end time for the exported
clip. You can also select only certain camera channels
to be exported. If exporting a Mini-Player file, the
ability to lock the file with a password also appears.
If a password is entered, the same password must be
entered when opening the resulting .exe file.
7. Click OK.
A status bar appears as the video clip exports
automatically.
Mini-Player Export
Cancel
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Using the Mini-Player
Exporting a video clip to Mini-Player format creates a
Mini-Player .exe file. This file can be transferred and played
on any computer. This feature is useful when individuals
or agencies request video clips but do not have access to
Foresight-SD.
To open a Mini-Player file, simply open it as you would a
program. The video begins playback automatically, with
an abbreviated version of the Playback Control Bar. (Some
adjustment of the Mini-Player window may be necessary to
see all of the controls.)
When exporting a
Mini-Player file, the
ability to lock the file
with a password also
appears. First select this
option and then enter a
password.
When opening the
resulting .exe file,
a prompt appears
requesting the password.
The correct password
must be entered in order
to open the file and view
the video.
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Exporting Snapshots
Use the following procedure to save a snapshot, or
individual frame of video, in .jpg form.
1. Open the video you want to extract a snapshot from
as described in Opening a Video.
2. Use the Playback Control Bar to pause the video on
the snapshot you want to save.
3. Click on the video channel in the Main Display Area
that displays the snapshot you want to save.
The selected video channel is highlighted in green.
4. Click the Camera icon to the right of the playback
controls.
The Browse for Folder window appears automatically.
5. Navigate to where you want to save the snapshot and
click OK.
All saved snapshots will save to the chosen location
automatically. To select a different location to save
snapshots later, click the Modify Folder button on the
Snapshot window when it appears.
6. Click the Camera icon again.
The Snapshot window appears automatically.
After the snapshot is saved, you can open it
immediately or use your preferred graphic
editing software to view it later. In the Snapshot
window, select the Snapshot all the video
window option to take a snapshot of all four
video channels the next time a snapshot is taken.
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Software Licensing Agreement
Use of the Safety View software and other SAFETY VISION, LLC
software is subject to the accompanying software license terms.
Using the software indicates your acceptance of these license
terms. If you do not accept these license terms, you must return
the software to the manufacturer.
If you do not accept these license terms and the software is
bundled with another product, you must return the entire unused
product to the manufacturer.
The following License Terms govern your use of the accompanying
Software unless you have a separate signed agreement with
SAFETY VISION, LLC
License Grant. SAFETY VISION, LLC grants you a license to Use one
copy of the Software. “Use” means storing, loading, installing,
executing or displaying the Software. You may not modify the
Software or disable any licensing or control features of the
Software. If the Software is licensed for “concurrent use,” you may
not allow more than the maximum number of authorized users to
Use the Software concurrently.
Ownership. The Software is owned and copyrighted by SAFETY
VISION, LLC Your license confers no title to, or ownership in, the
Software and is not a sale of any rights in the Software.
Copies and Adaptations. You may make copies or adaptations
of the Software only for archival purposes or when copying
or adaptation is an essential step in the authorized Use of the
Software. You must reproduce all copyright notices in the original
Software on all copies or adaptations. You may not copy the
Software onto any public network.
No Disassembly or Decryption. You may not disassemble or
decompile the Software unless SAFETY VISION, LLC’s prior written
consent is obtained. In some jurisdictions, SAFETY VISION,
LLC’s consent may not be required for limited disassembly or
decompilation. Upon request, you will provide SAFETY VISION, LLC
with reasonably detailed information regarding any disassembly
or decompilation. You may not decrypt the Software unless
decryption is a necessary part of the operation of the Software.
Transfer. Your license will automatically terminate upon any
transfer of the Software. Upon transfer, you must deliver the
Software, including any copies and related documentation, to the
transferee. The transferee must accept these License Terms as a
condition to the transfer.
Termination. SAFETY VISION, LLC may terminate your license upon
notice for failure to comply with any of these License Terms. Upon
termination, you must immediately destroy the Software, together
with all copies, adaptations and merged portions in any form.
Export Requirements. You may not export or re-export the
Software or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable
laws or regulations.
U.S. Government Restricted Rights. The Software and
Documentation have been developed entirely at private expense.
They are delivered and licensed as “commercial computer
software” as defined in DFARS 252.227-7013 (Oct 1988), DFARS
252.211-7015 (May 1991) or DFARS 252.227-7014 (Jun 1995), as a
“commercial item” as defined in FAR 2.101(a), or as “Restricted
computer software” as defined in FAR 52.227-19 (Jun 1987) (or any
equivalent agency regulation or contract clause), whichever is
applicable. You have only those rights provided for such Software
and Documentation by the applicable FAR or DFARS clause or the
SAFETY VISION, LLC standard software agreement for the product
involved.
Use of the Safety Vision Player and other SAFETY VISION, LLC
software is subject to the accompanying software license terms.
Using the software indicates your acceptance of these license
terms. If you do not accept these license terms, you must return the
software to the manufacturer. If you do not accept these license
terms and the software is bundled with another product, you must
return the entire unused product to the manufacturer.
The following License Terms govern your use of the accompanying
Software unless you have a separate signed agreement with
SAFETY VISION, LLC
License Grant. SAFETY VISION, LLC grants you a license to Use one
copy of the Software. “Use” means storing, loading, installing,
executing or displaying the Software. You may not modify the
Software or disable any licensing or control features of the
Software. If the Software is licensed for “concurrent use,” you may
not allow more than the maximum number of authorized users to
Use the Software concurrently.
Ownership. The Software is owned and copyrighted by SAFETY
VISION, LLC Your license confers no title to, or ownership in, the
Software and is not a sale of any rights in the Software.
Copies and Adaptations. You may make copies or adaptations
of the Software only for archival purposes or when copying
or adaptation is an essential step in the authorized Use of the
Software. You must reproduce all copyright notices in the original
Software on all copies or adaptations. You may not copy the
Software onto any public network.
No Disassembly or Decryption. You may not disassemble or
decompile the Software unless SAFETY VISION, LLC’s prior written
consent is obtained. In some jurisdictions, SAFETY VISION,
LLC’s consent may not be required for limited disassembly or
decompilation. Upon request, you will provide SAFETY VISION, LLC
with reasonably detailed information regarding any disassembly
or decompilation. You may not decrypt the Software unless
decryption is a necessary part of the operation of the Software.
Transfer. Your license will automatically terminate upon any
transfer of the Software. Upon transfer, you must deliver the
Software, including any copies and related documentation, to the
transferee. The transferee must accept these License Terms as a
condition to the transfer.
Termination. SAFETY VISION, LLC may terminate your license upon
notice for failure to comply with any of these License Terms. Upon
termination, you must immediately destroy the Software, together
with all copies, adaptations and merged portions in any form.
Export Requirements. You may not export or re-export the
Software or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable
laws or regulations.
U.S. Government Restricted Rights. The Software and
Documentation have been developed entirely at private expense.
They are delivered and licensed as “commercial computer
software” as defined in DFARS 252.227-7013 (Oct 1988), DFARS
252.211-7015 (May 1991) or DFARS 252.227-7014 (Jun 1995), as a
“commercial item” as defined in FAR 2.101(a), or as “Restricted
computer software” as defined in FAR 52.227-19 (Jun 1987) (or any
equivalent agency regulation or contract clause), whichever is
applicable. You have only those rights provided for such Software
and Documentation by the applicable FAR or DFARS clause or the
SAFETY VISION, LLC standard software agreement for the product
involved.
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