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Backup via SmartPSS


This allows you to back up videos on SmartPSS.


  • SmartPSS installed on a Windows or Mac computer
  • Dahua NVR with a stored recording
  • Established network connection with the NVR
  • The NVR added to SmartPSS
  • Enough drive space for the video backup

Video Instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1. From the Home Page on SmartPSS select the “PlayBack Button”

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2. From the PlayBack Page on the right hand side select“Camera or Channel” for the footage you need to backup. Multiple cameras or channels may be selected.

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3 . Select "Record or Picture" for the content you would like to backup.

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4. Select which one of the options "Type" (such as Motion Detection) you nedd to backup.

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5. Select the stream "Main or Sub".

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6. Select and choose “Date and time” .

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7. Select "Search".

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8. Select or Check which footage you need to export or download. Video footage can be viewed by clicking on the "Play" button and by selected events.

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9. You may trim the video footage if the "Record tab" is selected. You will need to click the scissor or trim icon to trim the selected video.

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10. On the "Event" tab you will need to select or check the events you want to save e.g (1, 2, 3, 4). Multiple videos may be selected to export.

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11. Click on the disk icon to save and start the export.

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12. Select "Path" You would like to save to . You can save it to a specific folder.

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13. Select "Export Format" (Original Format, ASF, AVI, MP4) and click "OK"

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14. The progress can be viewed clicking on the "Export Progress" icon.

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