The DVR needs an internal hard disk drive for recording. Without the hard drive, the system can show live viewing, but can’t record, playback either.
Please go to the Main Menu-->Advanced-->Storage to check if hard is working.
Motion detection recording means DVR will record automatically when it is triggered by movement.
1. Go to Record Config, select Channel, tick Schedule, and Detect.
This step is necessary and you can‘t skip it. Please don‘t tick Manual or stop, or regular.
2. Motion Detect setting
select “Sensitivity”, “Region”, “Record Channel”, “Buzzer”, “Send Email” according to your needs and click “OK” to save.
Notice: Even if you are setting up channel 1, you can still select other channels to record when the only camera in channel 1 is recording.
Click Region Set to set region, default is all chosen. You can change the region by right click your mouse, drag the mouse, and draw the area. Right-click to save and quit，and after you set up，it will record if the system detects the motion signal.
3. Go to Play Back to check if it takes motion detection recording.
If you find you can‘t select channels 3 and 4, here is a solution.