SD card Loop recording


#1

So I just got my camera, and I’m having trouble finding if storage on the sd card is loop recorded like a dashcam, or if it fills and then has to be formatted. I’m hoping it’s loop and I can just get a high endurance card, but I did see somewhere someone had trouble with the card corrupting when it was full.


#2

When continuous recording is selected, your camera continuously records video to the microSD card. If you have Motion Tagging turned on, motion detected will be framed by a green box in the video footage. When the microSD card is full, the oldest footage will be overwritten. A 32GB microSD card will hold approximately two days of HD video and seven days of SD video.


#3

It’ll delete the oldest footage once it’s full.


#4

thank you so much. I didn’t expect to get answers that fast.


#5

Some of us are very enthusiastic :slight_smile:
Wyze has a card and people (including me) have had good results with SanDisk cards too. Make sure it’s class 10.

This is for Pan, ignore that part though and I use the same in all the cameras. https://support.wyzecam.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012429891-What-size-and-kind-of-microSD-cards-does-Wyze-Cam-Pan-support-

Edit that’s pretty much what @OverWatch already posted. I didn’t read his hah :frowning:


#6

Just set it and forget it. I’m using the SD card from Wyze. Haven’t had any problems at all.

I read that in HD it holds 2 days worth of video… but if I remember correctly, the last time I was reviewing footage, I believe I had 3 days and then some on the SD card. I’ll have to check to be sure.

On a side note. When u want to take the SD card out and plug it into a computer to view files, make sure you stop recording before ejecting.

Also I saw something about viewing files on PC a certain way. Haven’t looked that up.


#7

Hmm, why do I think you should power the camera down before popping out the memory card? Not just, stop recording.

Speaking of a side note: You shouldn’t have to pop the card out to get your files off it. This might have something to do with all the cards that are going bad.


#8

The wyzecam instructions online doesn’t say if recording should stop or if cam should be powered down. But I did remove the card without stopping record and lost the last recordings.

Online I read record should be stopped.

The only way I could find to get files off of card while still in cam is to record playback and it’ll be saved to your camera roll. Then u can send it to where ever u need it.

Not practical if a large quantity of recordings was needed. Especially if they were going to be needed on pc for editing.

Also, I checked my card, I have 3 1/2 days of continuous recordings.


#9

yup, always stop the camera so you don’t mess-up the read write process. that might actually be why all those cards are corruption, you have a point. I have ready about people using high endurance class 10 fat32 cards but double the recommended storage. I would love to put a 64gb card in and even if it eats it, memory is super cheap. has anyone tried using a bigger card than recommended?


#10

I can tell you that I had corrupted cards that were never removed from the camera. So I don’t think that’s it. I suspect it has something to do with the moment the card becomes full and the firmware tries to delete only video segments, but that’s just a guess. Still waiting for Wyze’s analysis of the bricked cards that they have recovered.


#11

what type of card are you using? I just ordered a trancent high endurance card. i use one of those in my dashcam. i know sandisk dont work well and are prone to corruption on things that loop record and have big rewrites…


#12

so there is an option in the app I found to turn the camera off. by doing that you can remove the card without fear of read write corruption.


#13

That’s right I forgot about that. Thanks for the reminder.


#14

I would still power it off in addition to turning it off in the app first. We don’t have an official procedure from Wyze yet on card removal, but keep in mind that same off switch is an on switch controlled by firmware. That means the firmware is still running or else the “on” command wouldn’t work. Even when installing an SD card, Wyze recommends you unplug the camera first.