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Export Time Range

by brutus » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:19 am

Let me say that I have been loving your software for a while now,

Purchased 2 separate copies (1 for myself, and 1 for a camera I put up at my Mom's House)

We've increased the default "Temporarily Keep All Video" setting as storage is cheap these days, and it really is affordable for a 1TB drive to dedicate to video recording.

We're avid checkers of the clips every day, and so far have had mostly great success exporting clips.

One thing that has come up a time or two now, however, is that I do not have a way to explicitly export all stored recording between specified time period.

What I mean is.. The neighbor's truck was broken into last night between 6:30 and 7:00pm. I would like the ability to ask the program to please export all recordings that you have from Camera 1 between 6:30 and 7:00pm.

If this was something in the past, say 15 days ago, I still think it would be great to export all available clips from that time range.

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Re: Export Time Range

by ryan » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:56 am

Hi brutus,

Thanks for the suggestion! I can definitely see that use case, and there isn't a fantastic current workaround other than to copy the cache files themselves (Find the files with creation dates in the time range you want). Right click and check properties on windows or get info on mac, or adjust (explorer on windows, finder on mac) to show detailed view. I know that isn't too friendly.

In case other people are coming across this post and wonder about the naming scheme of the recorded data files themselves, I'll repost a reply from bob on our previous forum -
bob wrote:For the current version of the program, I can at least tell you what the file names mean. For example, a typical file name looks like:

1275411307-74808.mp4

The first number is the creation time in Unix seconds (i.e. the number of seconds since 1/1/1970). You can decode this using a Mac OS X or Unix shell command:

date -r 1275411307

will output:

Tue Jun 1 09:55:07 PDT 2010

Checking the file creation time, it was indeed created at 9:55 am on June 1st.

The second number is the microsecond at which the file was created, which you can arguably ignore.

I realize this info isn't useful to non-technical folks, but I thought I'd share it in case it was useful to someone.
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