Synology have not explained 'Video Analytics' at all well. They have made a number of changes to Surveillance station that have also not been explained and appear to be poorly implemented.
I can explain what I discovered but there are still unanswered questions:
1 Motion Detection no longer exists under 'Management/Camera List/Edit/' (it has been replaced by Batch edit). Motion detection has moved to the 'Management/Camera List/Advanced' menu. (Why they did not move it to the 'Management/Camera List/edit camera' menu is beyond me)
2 Under the same menu ('Management/Camera List/Advanced') we now fine LiveView Analytics. This looks like a more sophisticated motion detection - which Surveillance Station desperately needs! This appears to allows us to set up a detailed detection zone and an object size to be detected (good). Once this is done and [Video Analytics] (button) is switched on in the Live View screen, then motion is recorded and can be reviewed using [Analytics History]. So far so good.... However:
A) How 'LiveView Analytics' interacts with Motion detection recording is not at all clear.
B) When you switch from Live View to Time Line or Management screens, LiveView Analytics is turned off and all LiveView Analytics events are deleted. This makes it all seem utterly pointless.
Considering the extortionately high cost of licences for this software - the poor quality and unexplained implementation of motion detection is appalling. I had hoped this version was getting somewhere but apparently not. Vitamin D (vitamindinc) does it way better and much cheaper, the only downside is you need a PC running all the time.
And by the way my Live View screen constantly freezes, so that I have to keep relaunching Surveillance Station.
Come-on Synology, you really need to get this software up to speed with the rest of your excellent apps.