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  • Elizabeth Swoope

    What model camera (GC-what)? If it’s one of the newer cameras, you will receive however many photos the burst is set for. However, that may not be as useful as photo + video. The video starts recording 2 seconds after the photo is taken and lasts for 5 or 10 seconds. That is better (to me) than two or three shots within a second or so.

    The older cameras that are not video capable will send only the LAST photo so we usually recommend that those be set to 1 photo only.

    The cameras take a photo (or photos), then send it. They will not take another photo until the current one is sent. Depending on the model and signal, that can be from 35 seconds or so to a minute and a half or two minutes. 

    Trigger is quiet time between when the camera is done sending a photo and when it can take the next. On a feeder, you may want something like 2 to 5 minutes. However, on a trail or in a security system, you probably want 0, so that if something is still happening once the camera has taken and transmitted a photo, it will take another immediately.

    Time lapse it to get the camera to take/send photos at specific intervals even if nothing is happening. Might be every 10 minutes or every half an hour or every two hours, etc. It will still take motion-triggered photos unless you set sensitivity off.

    Liz

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  • Craig Donato

    thank you Liz!  The camera is brand new.  I just set it for photo + video.  That is a great call!

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  • Elizabeth Swoope

    Make sure you turn burst back to 1 photo, let that setting change happen and then do a setting change to set to photo + video. You will not get the video unless you ask for it. If you see an “interesting” photo, request the video and it should come in the next time the camera contacts the server.

    I have all my video-capable cameras set to send the midnight status report, photos at 9 AM, 3 PM, and 9 PM, and either status reports or photos at 3 AM (this forces the cameras to spring forward or fall back during the wee hours of the AM so they are on schedule later in the morning), 7 AM, noon, and 6 PM so that the cameras are checking in every few hours and I won’t have to wait too long for a requested video or HD photo.

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