Ok.. Help me explain this to my wife...

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mtsoule
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Re: Ok.. Help me explain this to my wife...

Post by mtsoule » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:11 pm

ok.. am i thinking about his right? i have the main stream, and i see the URL when i click the Find/Inspect and it auto poplulates in the Main stream profile... but it seems i dont have the SubStream.. do i need to Copy/Paste the URL in to the Sub text box?
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Matts1984
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Re: Ok.. Help me explain this to my wife...

Post by Matts1984 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:49 pm

For mine I have had to populate the substream myself. If that output from Find/Inspect is right... wow that was easy for you :) Mine have been a guessing game.

After you enter it you should be able to see pretty quickly in the Status tab if it's working (numbers will populate).
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mtsoule
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Re: Ok.. Help me explain this to my wife...

Post by mtsoule » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:58 pm

Looks like that was it!! Now, have to get my other ones, and find the best settings.. Thanks for all your help!!!!
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atreyu
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Re: Ok.. Help me explain this to my wife...

Post by atreyu » Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:56 am

Direct to disk on an evaluation copy won’t give full benefit as BI needs to add the evaluation text overlay (unnecessarily IMHO).

Just to point out to others that come along, not all cameras are dual stream offering both an HD and SD stream.

Triggered recordings *could* use more CPU than continuous if you can use D2D recording. Especially on high rez cameras without sub streams with high FPS. The motion analysis is what could eat your CPU. I would say the typical use of triggered recordings is for event notifications (even if you’re continuously recording) and saving disk space (by not continuously recording the HD stream). Many with dual stream cameras will trigger record HD and continuous record the SD streams as a sort of backup if an event didn’t trigger HD. Unfortunately, to get that behavior you need to configure the camera twice, once for each stream.

I like that last approach as it lets me set a high bar for the triggering to the point of possibly missing events recorded in HD. It minimizes the number of events/clips to review to those that are likely meaningful. It beats looking at a bunch of clips of false triggers. And the SD is still pretty good if ever needed.
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