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.
The triggers on the clip list and the timeline are the key interfaces used to access recordings.
And keep in mind the connection between the triggers in the clip list and the triggers in the timeline.
Now I'm going to make the connection between the BI settings/dialogs and the user interface.
When+ vs Continuous+
File Storage Options
Combine or cut video each:
Cut video when triggered with break time
Recording Decision Tree
Recording File Options Scenarios/Use cases
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.
The gotchas section is really about sharing information that came from tickets or questions from past customers. Sharing the knowledge makes everyone better!
Gotcha 1: Recordings off or skipped
The only way to cause a time jump in the recording
- If the CPU is overloaded (>80%), then BI may be too busy to fulfill all the camera settings.
- Recordings were somehow stopped and then restarted. For example, did the Windows power settings result in recordings being stopped?
Are you running BI as a service? If so, did the software crash and restart?
- Was the camera temporarily paused in BI?
- Was the shield red?
- Was the camera not active for certain profiles? Camera settings -> General tab.
Can you reproduce the issue?