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[POLL] Does anyone use Event Montage?

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:31 pm
by asker
zmNinja users:

Does anyone really use the "Event Montage" screen? I just realized it doesn't support mp4 playback. Before I put in work to add that support:

a) Does anyone really use it? I find the 24 hr review much more useful
b) Would you care if I removed it?

Re: [POLL] Does anyone use Event Montage?

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:25 am
by Barry Jackson
For me it works well as a quick overview, however the blue blob sliders seem inoperative, maybe because my server is running 1.30.4?
The 24hr review just sits there "arranging images" for several minutes then says API update needed, so I don't try to use it any more.

Re: [POLL] Does anyone use Event Montage?

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:28 pm
by asker
Barry Jackson wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:25 am
For me it works well as a quick overview, however the blue blob sliders seem inoperative, maybe because my server is running 1.30.4?
The 24hr review just sits there "arranging images" for several minutes then says API update needed, so I don't try to use it any more.
Yup likely (1.30.4). If you upgrade it should work, plus looking at zmNinja debug logs when it gets stuck may help.

Re: [POLL] Does anyone use Event Montage?

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:53 pm
by nrbell
I kind of like it, but I don't understand it. Is there an explanation somewhere of what it is doing?

I don't understand how it chooses events and how it chooses what to display for those events. I don't understand what the blue blob sliders are for and I don't understand what the red graphs represent.

Re: [POLL] Does anyone use Event Montage?

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:23 pm
by asker
The Event Montage code is in a mess and needs to be redone.

a) The red graphs show score
b) When you slide the blue slider, you move forward/back to different parts in the event - except, somewhere around ZM 1.31 it stopped working.
c) When you select a time range, the Event Montage shows you alarms that occurred in that range, but if you are not using multi-port, it will only show you a max of 5 monitors (due to Chrome limits). The logic it uses seems convoluted when I look at it now - need to redo it to simplify it
d) It does not support mp4 events

So basically, totally and completely useless till I re-do it.

Re: [POLL] Does anyone use Event Montage?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:33 pm
by asker
Okay, Event Montage has received new love.
In the next release, it should all be fixed.

You will see a mix of JPEG (with sliders) and Video objects. Monitors that support mp4 will show as videos and those that don't will show with the overlay sliders.