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Basic Setting Direct through a Gamut DVR/NVRUpdated 9 months ago

Purpose of The Guide

This guide will show you how to use basic settings from your Gamut camera or recorder, using a mouse connected to the TV or monitor directly from the recorder itself.

Before You Begin

Your Gamut device will need to be turned on and connected to your internet router. You will need to use a TV to set up the recorder for the first time and follow the quick start guide to do so. After the initial setup, a TV or monitor is not necessary when accessing the recorder via a network connection.


If you are using a recorder and cameras, make sure that the cameras are connected and working.

If you are using a Wi-Fi bridge system with your camera, make sure that the bridges are turned on, wired correctly, and communicating before you begin.

Recording Schedule 

  • This menu allows you to specify when the NVR records video and defines the recording mode for each channel. 
  • The recording schedule lets you set up a schedule like, daily and hourly by normal (continuous) recording, motion recording, I/O alarm recording & PIR recording (if your NVR supports it). 
  • To set the recording mode, click first on the mode radio button (Normal, Motion, IO, PIR), then drag the cursor to mark the slots. 
  • The recording schedule is valid only for one channel. If you want to use the same recording schedule for other channels, use the Copy function. Click Apply to save your settings.

  • Channel: Select the channel to set its recording parameters. 
  • Normal: When the time slot is marked green, this indicates the channel performs normal recording for that time slot. 
  • Motion: When the time slot is marked yellow, this indicates the channel records only when motion is detected during that time slot. 
  • IO: When the time slot is marked red, this indicates the channel records only when the sensor is triggered during that time slot. No Record: A time slot marked black means that there is no recording scheduled for the time slot.

Playback Functions

Click the Search button in the Start Menu to enter the search section

  1. Search Options: the system provides various search & playback methods: General, Events, Sub-periods, Smart & Pictures
  2. Search Date: search by date to playback.
  3. Search Type: the system provides different search types to narrow your search.
  4. Channel Selection: choose the channels you want to search & play. 5. Video Playback Controls: to control the video playback.


Motion Settings

This menu allows you to configure the motion parameters. When the motion has been detected by one or more cameras, your NVR will alert you to a potential threat at your home. It does this by sending you an email alert with an attached image from the camera to use as a reference (if this option is enabled) and/or sending push notifications via the mobile app.

Setup: Click the icon on the setup page 

Formatting Disk 

This menu allows you to check & configure the internal HDD(s). You need to format the HDD only at the first startup and if you replace a new HDD.

  • Format HDD: Select the HDD you want to format and then click Format HDD. 
  • To start formatting, you need to enter your user name and password and then click OK to confirm to continue formatting. 
  • Overwrite: Use this option to overwrite the old recordings on the HDD when the HDD is full. For example, if you choose the option 7 days then only the last 7 days' recordings are kept on the HDD. 
  • To prevent overwriting any old recordings, select OFF. If you have disabled this function, please check the HDD status regularly, to make sure the HDD is not full. The recording will be stopped if HDD is full.
  • Record on ESATA: This menu is only displayed when your NVR is coming with an e-SATA port on the rear panel. It will allow recording the video to an external e-SATA HDD to enhance your HDD capacity. If the e-SATA recording function is enabled, the e-SATA backup function will be disabled

Date and time

This menu allows you to configure the Date, Time, Date Format, Time Format, Time Zone, NTP, and DST

Date and Time. Click on the calendar icon to set the current system date.

To get to this page, please goto systems -> General -> date and time.

  • Date: Click on the calendar icon to set the system date.
  • Time: Click to set the system time 
  • Date Format: Choose from the dropdown menu to set your preferred date format.
  • Time Format: Choose a time format between 24Hour and 12Hour.
  • Time Zone: Set the correct time zone.


NTP stands for Network Time Protocol. This feature allows you to synchronize the date and time automatically on the NVR over the Internet. Therefore, the NVR needs to be connected to the Internet.

Check the “NTP” box, and select the NTP server


DST stands for Daylight Savings Time.

  • DST: Enable if Daylight Saving Time (DST) is observed in your region
  • Time Offset: Select the amount of time to offset for DST 
  • Time Mode: Choose to set the daylight saving time in weeks or in days
  • Start Time/End Time: Set the start time and end time for daylight saving

Changing Password

To change the password for the administrator or user accounts, click the User Edit icon. The password has to be a minimum of 8 characters and can contain a mixture of numbers and letters. 

Enter your new password again to confirm, and then click Save to save your new password. You will be required to input your old password to authenticate.

Password Enable: It’s strongly recommended to enable the password to protect your privacy. If you want to disable the password protection, please ensure your NVR is placed in a secure place.

We strongly recommend not having the password disabled if your NVR is connected to the internet as you are at more risk of unwanted people getting access to your system.

Add New Users

1. Select one of the user's accounts that is currently disabled, and click the User Edit icon.

2. Select Enable from the drop-down next to User Enable.

3. Click the field next to User Name to change the user name for the account.

4. Select Enable from the drop-down next to Password Enable.

5. Click the field next to Password to enter the desired password. 6. Click the field next to Confirm to reenter the password. 7. Click Save. You will be required to input your Admin password to authenticate.

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