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Creating A Showreel in DW Spectrum

Creating A Showreel in DW Spectrum®


Affected Roles:  Administrator, Owner

Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps:  DW Spectrum® IPVMS

Complexity:  Low

Software Version:  DW Spectrum® IPVMS v3.0 or higher

Last Edit:  October 15, 2020



The Showreel feature of DW Spectrum® allows users to create customizable timed viewing sequences, to which users may assign media resources such as cameras, layouts, web pages, and more.

This article will outline how to create a Showreel within the DW Spectrum® IPVMS desktop client.

Supported/Affected Devices:

  • DW Blackjack® Server Series

Creating a Showreel

To create a Showreel within the DW Spectrum® IPVMS Client:

  1. Open the Main Menu, then click New.

Select Showreel.

  1. From the Resource Tree, drag any resource to an available cell in the Showreel layout.

The Showreel will support the use of:

    • Layouts
    • Single Devices (cameras, I/O devices)
    • Exported Files
    • Web Pages
    • Servers (monitoring item will be displayed)
    • External Media (offline files, files within the Local Media folder)

  1. Drag-and-drop resources to rearrange the display order of the cells within the Showreel.

Adjust the display time of each resource.

  1. Click the Start Showreel button to begin the Showreel.

To stop the Showreel, press the Esc key on the keyboard.

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