Documentation for Axxon Next 3.6.4. Documentation for other versions of Axxon Next is available too.

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The timeline is a graphical representation of the time axis of the archive and is located in the middle part of the navigation panel.

The timeline contains indicators of the presence of recordings, or tracks.

Tracks are marked in different colors depending on the alarm status or detection tool activation:


Track color

Archive absent (1)

Dark Gray

No signal from the video camera (2)Black

Archive (3)


Archive present, detection tool activated (no alarm) (4)


Archive present, alarm active (5)



Pre-alarm recordings are gray on the timeline,  post-alarm footage is orange.


To display alarms on the timeline, select at least one type of alarm event and one initiator.

  1. If tracks overlap on the timeline, they may replace each other. The priority of tracks is arranged as follows:
  2. If there is recorded video, the track with the highest priority is red; the track with the lowest priority is white.

At the moment when an alarm is assigned a status (critical, non-critical, false, or unclassified), a flag is added to the track. A flag is added to the point on the timeline when the alarm began.

The flag is colored according to the alarm status:

  1. Green – false alarm
  2. Yellow – non-critical alarm
  3. Red – critical alarm
  4. Gray – unclassified alarm


Display of any particular alarm event in the list is determined by filter settings (see the section titled Events Filter).

Operator comments are displayed with the corresponding icons on the track. An icon is placed on the timeline at the point corresponding to the commented frame (or to the first frame of the interval, if the comment is for an interval).

If comments were left during alarm classification, the icons are displayed in the appropriate colors.

The timeline's background can be displayed in two styles, depending on settings (see the section titled Configuring the timeline):

  1. Day/Night
  2. Shift work

You can scroll and zoom the timeline using the mouse.

To scroll the timeline, move the cursor on its background (displayed in the Day/Night or Shift work style) vertically while holding down the left mouse button. To change the scale of the timeline, right-click the timeline's background (Day/Night or Shift work) and, while holding down the right mouse button, move the cursor down to zoom out or up to zoom in.

The timeline lets you select at which moment to start playback of a recording in the viewing tile. To choose at which moment to begin playback, you can either left-click the indicator and hold it down while dragging it to the desired position, or just left-click the left portion of the timeline.

If there is no recording in the selected position, the indicator will automatically move to the position corresponding to the nearest recording.


You can also position the timeline indicator with the help of the events list (see the section Events List).