There is a need to get logging details for troubleshooting video integration issues in Continuum.
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2008
There is an issue with the video integration and there are specific instructions to enable video troubleshooting in Continuum.
Continuum versions 1.9x and above contain a helpful tool for troubleshooting video integration issues
To enable video logging, follow these instructions:
- Shut down Continuum on the Cyberstation you will use to create the log file
- Using Windows notepad, edit the file log4net.config located in C:\Program Files\Continuum
At the bottom of the file locate the following text:
<level value ="WARN" />
Change WARN to DEBUG (Ex. level value ="WARN" ---> level value ="DEBUG" )
From the pull down menu, File> Save and close the file
4.Start Continuum and test one isolated procedure at a time (Ex. video isn't displaying on alarm)
5. Email the video.log file from the C:\Program Files\Continuum folder to the support engineer for analysis
Note: Make a copy of the video.log file ( to save the file ) and then delete the original. A new video.log file is created each time Continuum is started with the level value="DEBUG" set
Video log changes for 1.92/1.93/1.94
The instructions to enable the video.log are the same as for 1.91, however the results have been broken into a number of different files
VideoAdmin.log - used for configuration
AccVideoRecordingServc.log - used for camera learn
VideoLayout.log - used for video layout
AlarmView.log - used for video alarms
Easiest way to see what file was written to is to sort the Windows folder by the Type column and check the txt file(log) dates
Note: In Microsoft Vista or Windows Server 2008, if account control is not disabled the video log files may get written to "C:\users\username\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Continuum"
Caution: Once the debugging process has been completed, go back into the log4net.config file and edit the file.
- Change the DEBUG to WARN (Ex. level value ="DEBUG" ---> level value ="WARN")
- From the pull down menu, File> Save and close the file
This will stop the files from growing too large.