Updates

Version 3.50.01 (April 15, 2014)

Download Blue Iris Update [~14 MB]

Most recent features:

  • Geofencing for smart devices
  • Drag/drop camera windows to desktop
  • Auto-cycle cameras remotely
  • In-window PTZ controls for full screen and desktop window cameras
  • Vitamin OCX emulation
  • Client app notification sounds per camera
  • Add text and graphic overlays during trim/export
  • ONVIF and common camera detection
  • FTP component adds FTPS via Auth TLS
  • ActiveX supports sounds alerts and status icons
  • Clip database for speed, stability, cool new functionality!
  • Schedule presets
  • Email/push status alerts
  • Receive Broadcast from iOS client app
  • Camera Talk functionality where supported
  • Profile specific alert configurations
  • Direct-To-Disc recording option
  • PTZ preset editing page with custom mask for each
  • All new schedule editing control with sunrise/sunset
  • The iOS client app is now available on iTunes!
  • New global profile buttons
  • New video preview engine

Version 3 overview:

  • After 5 years of continuous 2.x development and updates, the time has come to take Blue Iris to the next level.  Many big and exciting changes have been put into this single release, and there are many more planned for the coming years.  Thank you to everyone who has supported this project, and I hope you are able to see how your feedback and suggestions have shaped and guided Blue Iris over the years.  Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, enjoy!

  • Version 3 is considered a major upgrade; the installer will create a new Program Files folder, new desktop icon, etc.  Once you are comfortable with the transition you may uninstall 2.x.  A new license key is required; run 2.x and Check for Updates from the Options page for the upgrade offer.

  • Extensive UI element updates; the size of the top and bottom control areas has been made smaller as well.

  • Use of the latest Microsoft MSVCRT (Visual C Runtime) and MFC 10.0 components.

  • A new Alerts image list alongside the previous New and Stored clips lists.  Each image represents a trigger event and may be used to "jump into" a movie clip if your movie clips contain multiple events.  These images also will be used by the mobile client apps for alert notification.  You may disable these images on a per-camera basis from the Record tab.  New options on the Clips and Archiving page control the length of time these images are retained.

  • The viewer buttons on either side of the Step buttons now move to the previous and next event within a BVR clip.  If the beginning or end of the file is reached, the next clip on the clip list is automatically opened.  When viewing the Alerts list, this will also work for other file types.

  • New icons to select the contents of the clip list, including filters by camera and/or time.

  • A new timeline view above the clip list.  A week at a time is presented, and you may zoom-in on any particular day.  Drag the pointer across the bar graph to scroll the clip list in sync with the timeline.

  • A new Schedule options page allows you to set a global schedule rather than each camera individually.

  • On the Schedule options page, control the function of the Traffic Signal icon.

  • Use new buttons at the top of the UI to override global and camera schedules to select a particular profile.  Use the lock/unlock button to return to normal.

  • The web server is now much more secure.  A new login page is used to request the credentials and these are not transmitted in plain text; a session cookie is maintained with a time-out of 30 seconds without activity.  A logout link has been placed at the top of the default web pages.  The ActiveX and Java applets have been updated accordingly.

  • You may select a motion sensor hot spot in addition to the mask.  When a blob rectangle intersects this area the camera is immediately triggered.

  • You may configure a list of PTZ preset and other camera events from the PTZ Event Schedule page.

  • Many new web server user account controls including schedule, time and bandwidth limits.

  • A camera's alerts may be used by all cameras in a group or by all cameras on the system.  This provides the ability for global alerts--it is no longer necessary to create alerts for each camera individually.

  • A camera may belong to multiple groups.

  • Cameras are now displayed with a title bar using the camera's color setting.  There are two indicator "LEDs" for each camera; yellow represents trouble, such as a mismatch in framerate; red represents the camera is sensing motion or is triggered.

  • PTZ presets are now selected by number on the UI rather than the previous combo box.

  • A new Software Option allows you to set an automatic maximum duration for a manual recording.

  • You may now define the effect of the traffic signal icon's "red" state.

  • The Run alert now has the ability to run again when the trigger is reset.

  • A video-for-windows MJPG codec is no longer installed by default, but the software will continue to detect one and offer it for use on the Record Format page.

  • The registration/activation key mechanism has changed.  This new process should result in far fewer false deactivations.

  • The registration pages have changed to remove the user-info page and to allow the entry of the key with a single paste operation.  The Options page now has optional fields for name and email.

  • The ActiveX control has been updated to 1.3.0.0 and you should run its installer on any remote systems.

  • Work continues on the iOS client app, followed shortly thereafter by an Android version.  Many of the updates found in 3.0 have been the result of this work, for example the Alerts list.

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