The recorder should install an internal hard disk drive. Without hard drive, the system can only show live viewing, but can’t record or playback.
At first,pls go to main menu--advanced--storage to check if hard drive status shows normal.
Motion detection recording means DVR will record automatically when the recorder detected movement.
Pls refer to these steps below.
1.Pls go to Record Conf, select Channel, check Schedule and Detect.
This step is necessary and you can't ignore. Please don't check Manual or Stop, or Regular.
2.Pls go to 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 only camera in channel 1 is recording.
Click 'Set' to set region, default is all choosed. The red color representative be choosed.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 system detects the motion signal.
(In the example, 1 camera is connected to Channel 1 and Channel 1 is right now motion recording).
3.Pls go to play back to check if it take motion detection recording.
If you find you can't select channel 3 and 4, here is solution. /kb/content/9/83/no33-how-to-play-back-all-channels.html