Save snippet of clips via command line

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Dano
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Save snippet of clips via command line

Post by Dano » Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:23 pm

I have searched the forums and cannot find a solution to this...

Is there a way that I can extract a snippet of a clip via command line? Something that would allow me to get video from a specific camera for a specific date and time range. I am wanting 30 seconds of video from 2 specific cameras.

Why I need this is because I want to be able to extract video whenever the invoice printer is activated, this will give me me proof that the client was in the office - one camera is them at the counter and one camera is of their car in the parking lot. This helps when I get the question "Who picked this up? The signature on the invoice is unreadable." I can immediately look and even send them a copy of this video snippet. Also as a bonus, if they ever decide to not pay their bill and it goes to court, I have video proof for the courts that they were there. Once these snippets are extracted, I will then rename the video with the date/invoice # so that they are easily searchable.

If we cannot do a command line extraction of the video, is there a way to set a trigger to do this? Save 30 seconds of video (15 prior and 15 after) to an individual file which I can then take that file and remove and rename it. I can make a triggered camera event happen when the printer is activated.

Thanks in advance!
Dano
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Re: Save snippet of clips via command line

Post by Dano » Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:00 pm

Anyone ???
jhankins
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Re: Save snippet of clips via command line

Post by jhankins » Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:21 pm

The manual suggests you can do this. Page 133 in the current manual as of today, under the Alerts and Actions chapter, Email section. There's a checkbox on an email alert called " Attach an MP4 with duration (secs)" and then an input box to specify the seconds.
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