Video storage is highly dependent on bitrate and frames per second, which can be adjusted using the encode settings on either the video recorder or the network IP camera. Encode settings typically sync between network video recorders and the network IP cameras attached, however if third party cameras are being used, it is suggested to set the encode settings directly on the camera.
Please refer to the storage calculators found on the Support page. The storage calculators calculate based on 25 fps. If motion recording is being used, set the number of hours to an estimated amount of time the cameras will be receiving motion.
If the video recorder is not receiving the calculated amount of footage and the recorder is scheduled to record on motion detection, go to the Detect settings on the video recorder and verify that each channel’s Record Channel is set properly. If each channel has every channel as a Record Channel, then the unit will record frequently and fill up the hard drive(s) quickly. The Detect settings can be inadvertently set this way by using the Copy function. DH Vision suggests NOT using the Copy function as it will copy over all Record Channels. If Detect settings are being configured, it is best to configure each channel one at a time.