Recent content by erkme73

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    PoE maximum length?

    You must be using 23ga pure copper. Copper clad aluminum won't get you half of that distance. I have two that are just over 500'.
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    Help: Clip: Disk not ready errors (yes, me too)...

    No issues with chkdsk, and with constant read/write spinning down just doesn't happen. Though advanced power settings did have HDD turning off after 20 min. I've disabled that just now. Given that BI runs as a service, it is continuously writing to the drive, I would HOPE windows wouldn't...
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    Help: Clip: Disk not ready errors (yes, me too)...

    Thanks for the pointers. I'm doubtful it's a drive issue since all of the drives (USB/NAS) I've used all exhibited this same issues - and in the same way... excessive warnings (usually after a reboot or restart) that last up to an hour, and then all works well. If it was a loose SATA cable...
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    Help: Clip: Disk not ready errors (yes, me too)...

    Thanks @SouthernYankee - Not moving clips at all... Running 5.3.3.14, on Windows 10 Home. CPU is i7-4970, 16GB ram. CPU is typically between 60 and 80%, currently 75%. Ram is at 7.25GB. The problem resolved on it's own about an hour after I posted this - as it usually does. Comes and...
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    Help: Clip: Disk not ready errors (yes, me too)...

    I have a single 5TB internal HDD for video clips (D:) that is used exclusively for all clip storage. DB and other OS files are on an SSD (C:). I'm getting the dreaded "Clip: disk not ready" error periodically. There are no clips that aren't readable from the console or UI3, so these seem to...
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    Blue Iris Tools - Weather Overlay, Watchdog & more!

    Make sure you have a solid working connection between your weather station and pc/network. It used to simply use stale data when station disconnected ,(i.e. batteries died) but now if the RF signal disconnects , BIT errors out when trying to update WU. It makes it look like the problem is with...
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    PTZ1A225U-IRA-N 2MP 25x Starlight

    What is your frame rate and exposure shutter rate? I have mine down to 1/3, and airplanes leave tails that look just like that. With a super slow shutter, the long exposure create motion blur in anything that isn't nearly motionless.
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    Blue Iris Tools - Weather Overlay, Watchdog & more!

    I hate to sound ungrateful as I'm sure @Mike is feeling piled-on... But, has BIT been abandoned? It has been unusually quiet and I haven't seen a post here or in the beta section from him in quite a while...
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    Bear visits and checks out my camera

    Very cool. They must be able to see the IR. I had one do something very similar to my camera:
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    How many can you fit on an ATV?

    Ask for a directed patrol. It'll lock specific time to your intersection. They'll assign an officer to be there every day for x minutes at random times. At least that's how it used to work in Florida years ago. They'd have an officer spend his "between calls" time in a spot where he can snag...
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    My best video yet... Finally got my timelapse moon and sunrise...

    It's been a bunch of trial and error, but I finally got my best video yet: This was snagged on the Amcrest (Dahua) IP5M-T1179EW-28MM (a mind-blowing $49 on Amazon when on sale). With the starlight sensor and shutter set to 1/3 second, it really snags great moonlit images. This was recorded...
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    Who Likes A Quick Car Wash?

    Or a medical emergency? ETA: Description at YT video says it was a customer who confused the gas and brake pedals. $20 says it was in FL, and driver was elderly. These guys are so dangerous and there will never be a politician who would even whisper regulating their access to vehicles. They...
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    THUGS in training

    Anytime I had a checker on my property, I'd call the local non-emergency number to find out if any vehicle burglaries were reported on my street. Never failed - if they were caught on my cameras, someone on my street got hit. It became such a joke among the neighbors, when it'd happen, the...
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    Guy catch's kid always on his driveway.

    I was watching this thinking, "Oh no, someone is going to get pissed at kids and ruin their fun!" Goes to show how negative my view of the world is... So glad to be proven wrong. Maybe it's because my kiddos are 5 and 7yo, but that really struck a chord with me. Though, I have to say, if I...
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    Timelapse problems/questions

    Just as an interim follow up, I think I have figured out what prevents the camera alternate frame rate from playing back at an accelerated rate (vs. real-time)... It's enabling the audio under the BI camera settings audio tab. With it enabled, the playback is real-time. With it disabled, it...
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