Details on the five major steps to configure and deploy Blue Iris.
1. Connecting IP cameras.
2. Configuring your home or office network for Remote Access via a web browser or the phone apps.
3. Setting up Storage and Recordings.
4. Creating Triggers and Alerts.
5. Creating Schedules and Profiles
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Post by varghesesa » Fri May 28, 2021 2:51 am


This article goes under the covers of the Recording tab. We share how BI records which should hopefully provide a better understanding of the settings. With this understanding, you should have a better appreciation of the software as well as how to leverage the software to meet your requirements.

If you prefer to listen instead of read, watch the webinar associated with this article, "The Recording Tab" webinar. YouTube channel.

We also have an overview "Recordings and Storage webinar" for those who are new to BI. See our onboarding playlist in the YouTube channel.

User Interface

The triggers on the clip list and the timeline are the key interfaces used to access recordings.

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And keep in mind the connection between the triggers in the clip list and the triggers in the timeline.
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Now I'm going to make the connection between the BI settings/dialogs and the user interface.

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Video Settings

When+ vs Continuous+

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File Storage Options

Combine or cut video each:

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Cut video when triggered with break time

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Recording Decision Tree

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Recording File Options Scenarios/Use cases
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Periodic Use Cases

The Periodic recording is largely used by environmental groups. One use case is a Wildlife organization that counts the salmon population with underwater cameras.

The Triggered + Periodic: Some users did not have enough storage and therefore use this instead of the continuous options.
Kind of provides a summary/timelapse review of the day.
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