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Playing Exported Video in Backup Viewer

Playing Backed Up Video in Backup Viewer


Affected Roles:  All Users

Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps:  Pivot CMS, Backup Viewer

Complexity:  Low

Software Version:  Pivot CMS v1.1.1.1

Last Edit:  April 21, 2020


Playing Backed Up Video

Backup Viewer is one of three bundled applications that install with the Pivot CMS program.  The Backup Viewer application allows users to view .SSF format footage, exported from the VMAX IP Plus recorder series.

This article will outline how to locate and open the .SSF footage for viewing with Backup Viewer.

Note:  Pivot CMS and its included applications are compatible with Windows OS only.  If you have yet to install the program to your Windows computer, please read Clean Reinstalling Pivot CMS.

Supported/Affected Devices

  • VMAX IP Plus Series

Using Backup Viewer

To play exported .SSF video with Backup Viewer:

  1. Launch the Backup_Viewer application.

If you allowed the Pivot CMS installation wizard to add a desktop icon, double-click on the Backup_Viewer icon to launch the application.

  1. From the Single CH tab, click the Search Icon (magnifying glass).

Locate the directory folder where the .SSF footage is saved, then click the OK button.

  1. The exported .SSF footage will be listed under the Single CH tab.

To play the footage, double-click on the desired footage.

Backup Viewer will index the file and begin to play.

  1. If video does not start automatically, click the play button on the toolbar.

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  • 21-Apr-2020