Standalone Video: Data tab

Available with Image Analyst license.

The Data tab for Standalone Video is contextual and is enabled when you select a video in the Contents pane. The tools on the Data tab allow you to manage your video data. This tab is organized into five groups: Open, Bookmarks, Save, Sync, and Manage. The tools on the Data tab are described below.

Open group

The Open group consists of the following two tools:

  • The Open Video button Open Video opens any video in the Standalone Video group in the Contents pane.
  • The Video Metadata button Video Metadata opens the Video Metadata pane, which displays the metadata associated with a FMV-compliant video as it plays. The video can be an archived video file or a live stream video. Bookmarks create and describe a video bookmark.

Bookmarks group

The Bookmarks drop-down button Bookmarks contains tools to view, create, manage, import, and save bookmarks.

  • Click the New Bookmark button New Bookmark to collect a new bookmark and open a dialog box to type the name and description.
  • Click the Manage Bookmarks button Manage Bookmarks to open the Manage Bookmarks pane, which lists the bookmarks for a video along with tools to manage them. The list can be presented in Outline mode or Gallery mode, which displays a thumbnail of the bookmark. You can add or edit bookmark descriptions and search for specific bookmarks. There are three tools for working with individual bookmarks.
    • Zoom To—Zooms to the bookmarked position in the video player based on the time stamp recorded in the bookmark.
    • Pan To—Pans to the bookmarked position in the video player.
    • Remove—Deletes a bookmark.
  • Click the Export Bookmarks button Export Bookmarks to export all bookmarks from the active map or scene and save them into a specified bookmark file (.bkmx).
  • Click the Import Bookmark button Import Bookmarks to import bookmarks from bookmark files (.bkmx, .dat) onto the map or scene.
  • Ignore Time—Switch on to ignore time when zooming to a bookmark.
  • Ignore Range—Switch on to ignore range when zooming to a bookmark.
  • Show Descriptions—Switch on to display bookmark descriptions.

Save group

The tools in the Save group save specific videos, frame images, and video information to the specified location. These tools also exist on the video player. See Full Motion Video player for more details.

Sync group

The Sync group is where you synchronize multiple videos according to time or location. Click Sync Playback to open the Synchronize Video Playback pane, which displays a list of videos in the project. Select the videos you want to synchronize to a reference video file. You can synchronize video playback based on media time, absolute time, or the current geographic position of the video footprint.

  • Sync playback on media time—All videos start playing at a specified time offset. This option is suitable if you have multiple sensors all recording simultaneously and you don’t have KLV (Key-Length-Value data encoding) absolute time recorded in your stream. You can use this method to synchronize playback.
  • Sync playback on absolute time—All videos start playing at a given Unix time stamp recorded in the metadata stream.
  • Sync playback on current position—All videos start playing at their respective current media position. This option allows you to adjust the start position of each video manually then start sync playback with this option.

Manage group

The Manage group provides tools for managing videos, frame images, and associated information. It contains two tools, Configure Workspace and Video Feeds.

  • Configure Workspace—Define your workspace geodatabases and folders defaults. This allows you to export the different types of data extracted from your videos to the default locations. Click the Configure Workspace button in the Manage group to open the workspace definition pane. Define your default geodatabase and folders to save exported metadata files, images, PowerPoint presentations, and video clips for your project.
    Workspace configuration dialog box

    The default workspace setting for saving video data is your project geodatabase, with appropriate subdirectories automatically set up for the different types of exported data.

  • Video Feeds—View and manage a list of video feeds. Click the Video Feeds button to open the Video Feeds pane, which lists the name of the video feed, its source (which is an archived file or live feed), and its status. The status of the video feed is indicated with an active icon Success or inactive icon Error. Options include listing disconnected videos and importing and exporting videos.

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