I have a question about recording to the micro sd card.
I just got my starter pack a week ago. I’ve been playing around with them and doing continuous recording. Tonight, I set one of them to just record on events to see the difference. Imagine my surprise when the 1 min event length is time based NOT event based.
A motion event started at 1135pm 56seconds. The 12 second video shows the 12 seconds from this moment for the next 12 seconds as expected. Playback from history on the card has the first 4 seconds only. Instead of saving a 1 min of recording around the motion it saved the recording from 1135pm to 1136pm thereby only saving 4 seconds of the actual event.
Is this a bug? or as intended? Something wrong with my setup? I can’t believe this is the intended result.
I see notes saying it should record those 1 min clips until motion stops. So what happened? perhaps it only saw motion for a second in the last few seconds of the minute and thought it was over? There really should be a span of time that is always saved from before the detected motion to after it thinks it stopped. Personally I’d say at least 15 seconds before motion detection and 30 afterwards. Preferably as a user setting to determine times.
Even if this has no internal buffer (does it?), why would it not save both 1 min clips to be sure it got all the motion when motion was so close to end of the minute. Super easy fix to ensure events are recorded.
Unless of course… its already doing that and mine is not working correctly…