In this post, we will be walking you through the process of exporting camera footage to a USB stick directly from your recorder(as opposed to from the iVMS-4500 computer software, which will be covered in another post , although the process is very similar.) . You will want to do this if you need to provide footage to police, or another third party.

NOTE: If your interface looks different than what you see in the photos below, try this article instead.

Step 1: Press the home button in the top left of the screen. Then, click on Playback. (If you are prompted for a password and do not have it, please contact us.)
Step 2: Select the camera you would like to get the file(s) from on the column on the left-hand side of the playback screen. Click Custom Search.
Step 3: Select the day and time that you would like to begin your search.
Step 4: Select the time period that you would like the search to end. Click Start Search.
Step 5: The list that comes up shows us all of the separate events that occurred in the timespan that you've searched. Click the blue play buttons of the clips that you need, just to make sure you've got the correct ones.
Step 6: When you've figured out which clip(s) you need to pass on, you'll want to single-click each clip individually to make sure that they are all highlighted. (Make double sure you've got the right ones!)
Step 7: Next, click Export on the upper-right portion of the screen.
Step 8: Leave this option as Video and log. Click OK.
Step 9: You will see your flash drive under the Device name dropdown menu. If not, click the arrow and select it. If it doesn't show up still, make sure your stick is plugged in properly. (If it still isn't working, try the other USB port on the recorder.)
Step 10: Now, click on New Folder, and name it so that you will easily know what it is.
Step 11: Double-click the folder you've just created, and then click OK.
Step 12: The window you were just in will now disappear, and it will now appear as if nothing is happening. When we click on the backup icon in the top right corner, however, you will see a progress meter. Each bar corresponds with one file that you had selected.

Step 13: While the files are transferring to your USB stick, you’ll need to install the correct player on your computer in order to view the files, to ensure that they were transferred successfully. This article will walk you through that process. 

Again – DO NOT UNPLUG YOUR USB STICK UNTIL EVERYTHING IS DONE TRANSFERRING.

Step 14: Once the files have been transferred, you can just go ahead and unplug the USB stick. Plug it into your computer now, and drag the video(MP4) files into VS player. Play a couple to make sure they transferred without issue.

**IMPORTANT** – Whoever you give this USB stick to will also need a copy of the VS player software, or else they will not be able to view the files. We can easily do this now that the USB stick is plugged into the computer. Simply follow these steps:


• First off, leave open the USB stick directory where the video files are in. 

•  Follow the article that shows you how to install the player until you get to Step 8. (Alternately, you can go to the downloads folder and grab the installer directly if you’re comfortable doing that. Otherwise, follow the above instruction.)

 Once you get to Step 8, instead of double-clicking the VSPlayer file, Click on it, and hold down the mouse key. Do not finish the click. Drag the file to the USB stick directory and release the mouse in the folder where the video clips are. You will see the file in the folder now.

• Let the person know who you give the stick to that they will need to double-click on this VSPlayer icon to install the player themselves. If they seem unconfident in their computer abilities, you can point them to the article above by sharing the link with them. Again, without this program, the videos will be unviewable!

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!