How to Define a Direct File Server Path in MxCC

1. Introduction

By default, playback and export of recordings in MxCC is “Via Camera”. This means that MxCC must request the recorded data from the camera, which in turn then accesses the recording from the file server. By defining a direct recording path, MxCC can retrieve the recorded data directly from the file server.

By removing the camera as a “middle man” there is a vast impact on reducing the processing load on both the camera and MxCC. This equates to a drastic improvement in performance and stability of the complete system.

2. Procedure

2.1 Defining Recording Path for an Individual Camera

2.1.1 Open MxCC

  • Start the program as usual by double clicking on the MxCC icon or via the Start menu.

2.1.2 Select the relevant camera and access the Properties dialog

  • “Left click” on camera image in the viewing area so that it is highlighted by a yellow frame and then “Right Click” on the image and select “Properties”


2.1.3 Change the recording Path from “Via Camera” to a “Specific Recording Path”

  • Under the Access Data Tab > Access Recordings click on “Change…”


  • In the Access Recordings of dialog, select the radio button “Specific Recording Path:”
  • Click on the “More…” button to the right of the empty field.
  • Click on the “Add…” button in the lower left of the dialog.


  • Then navigate to the factory ip address named folder where the camera stores data and click on “Select Folder”


  • Then click on “Apply” and “ok”


2.1.4 Repeat Steps 2.1.2 to 2.1.3 for each camera as necessary.

2.2 Defining a Global Recording Path

2.2.1 Open MxCC and go to Tools > Options > Connection Defaults Tab

2.2.2 In “Access Recordings” define:

  • Recording path
  • Username and Password of the share


  • Then click on OK to close the dialog and make sure to save the settings with >File >Save

3. Conclusion

By defining a direct recording path, MxCC can directly access recording straight from the file server. This will result in recordings being accessed in a more efficient manor. This minimizes delays in accessing recording and reduces the processing required by the camera and MxCC. The system is more “streamlined” resulting in improved performance and stability as a whole