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  1. TheWaterbug

    All my Alert clips are gone.

    Thanks! Not a huge loss, as I had downloaded the alert clips up until the 5th, so I'm really only missing a day of footage. What database does BI run on?
  2. TheWaterbug

    All my Alert clips are gone.

    BI 5.4.9.18 on Win10/64. 11 cameras, of which 9 are recording Continuously to a USB-connected box of 4 disks in an 8 TB Storage Space, which is currently 49% full of video (about a week's worth). Substreams and Direct-to-Disk are enabled on all cameras, and CPU is running <<<<20% on my...
  3. TheWaterbug

    BIG Owl on my Trail

    And here's an animated, cropped GIF from ezgif.com:
  4. TheWaterbug

    Embarrassing question about upgrading!

    Maybe you need to copy/paste out of a macOS remote RDP session!
  5. TheWaterbug

    BIG Owl on my Trail

    This skunk had a lot of visitors that night. The cat looks like it wants to be friends with Pepe La Pew:
  6. TheWaterbug

    Embarrassing question about upgrading!

    I copied and pasted my key into BI, and it worked just fine :idk: I even copied from TextEditor on macOS and then pasted into BI running in an RDP session.
  7. TheWaterbug

    BIG Owl on my Trail

    Coyote sees skunk; says, "Nope!" and continues on . . .
  8. TheWaterbug

    BIG Owl on my Trail

    Owl catches mouse on Thoroughbred Trail! Don't blink, or you'll miss it:
  9. TheWaterbug

    How to download non-Alert video?

    How do I run a pre-existing clip through the new detection settings?
  10. TheWaterbug

    How to download non-Alert video?

    Is there a feature whereby we can loop a pre-recorded clip in BI and slide the Size/Contrast sliders until we get the triggering where we want it? If not, that would be a great feature addition ;)
  11. TheWaterbug

    How to download non-Alert video?

    Ah, makes sense! Accidental camouflage. I just turned the Contrast slider down to 20; we'll see if I get more coyotes tonight. Right now I'm using my in-camera detection as backup/benchmark. Thanks! I wasn't sure how to do that, but after you told me it was possible, I fiddled around until I...
  12. TheWaterbug

    How to download non-Alert video?

    I'm still learning BI, 5.4.9.18/64, so apologies if this is newbie question. I have my cameras set up for Continuous recording, and I have what I think are fairly sensitive Trigger setups: But BI didn't detect this coyote, right in the middle of my frame. He traveled from the upper left...
  13. TheWaterbug

    BIG Owl on my Trail

    Here's another fun clip of a coyote eating a very crunchy gopher corpse. I caught the gopher in a Victor Black Box trap and then just threw it onto the trail. It fermented for a full day before the coyote came to snack on it:
  14. TheWaterbug

    BIG Owl on my Trail

    When I do this, all the footage outside of the "alert" region is upsampled sub-stream, which looks terrible. I want to record full-res, 24/7, but also be able to quickly find (and download) alert videos.
  15. TheWaterbug

    BIG Owl on my Trail

    I’ve got this set to 10 seconds, but it doesn’t seem to have any effect when Record is set to Continuous mode.
  16. TheWaterbug

    BIG Owl on my Trail

    3 coyotes, 3 chickens: The “Uphill” clip is starting late because I’m using my spiffy new BI system (instead of downloading direct from the camera) and I can’t figure out how to move the “trigger” point earlier. I want the cameras recording continuously at full res, so I don’t think I want...
  17. TheWaterbug

    Blue Iris 5 Reolink Cameras and Hardware Acceleration Not working

    I have a similar problem. I have my BI 5.4.9.18 system default set to IPP, and all of my cameras were showing I in the BI Status window, except for my 6 Reolink cameras. I tried several of the fixes suggested in this thread, but none worked. Then, on a whim, I clicked Video: Configure...
  18. TheWaterbug

    Refurb tower with space for a 4-bay drive cage?

    Thanks! If I end up with storage issues, I may try this eSATA cage instead.
  19. TheWaterbug

    Refurb tower with space for a 4-bay drive cage?

    USB-anything should be plenty fast enough. Typical bit rate on my cameras is 6 Mbps or less, so even with 16 cameras I'm only at 96 Mbps, and USB 2.0 is 480 Mbps. Even accounting for framing and overhead it's many times my maximum required bit rate.
  20. TheWaterbug

    Refurb tower with space for a 4-bay drive cage?

    This is good data. I found this i7-6700-based Dell SFF for $425, shipped. That's more than you paid, but it's got 16 GB and 512 GB SSD already, so that's about $100 worth of upgrades that I don't have to do, so I think it's a fair trade-up. I'm going to try that $99 drive cage for storage, too...
  21. TheWaterbug

    Refurb tower with space for a 4-bay drive cage?

    Yeah, I think I may be unnecessarily complicating things. I can get a 4-bay USB/SATA cage for $99: And then I can buy a much less expensive refurbed PC and not worry about its form factor. I've never heard of this brand, but how difficult can it be to make a SATA dock?
  22. TheWaterbug

    PoE Splitter/Adapter of choice to power IR illuminator?

    If you have buried conduit, water will eventually get in, no matter what you do. That's why you want to use a gel-filled cable, so that water doesn't matter.
  23. TheWaterbug

    Refurb tower with space for a 4-bay drive cage?

    Thank you. I've read through the Wiki several times, and it makes lots of recommendations on chips, but not so much on cases and form factors. The two models they link for refurbs are typically SFF desktops and minitowers, neither of which can take a lot of drives, and all of which require...
  24. TheWaterbug

    PoE Splitter/Adapter of choice to power IR illuminator?

    With some cameras you can power an external IR illuminator directly from the camera's 12 V input port, but you have to bypass an internal diode to make it work. Here's how it works on an Amcrest IP5M-B1186EW-28MM: Explanation: there are two 12 V inputs on circuit board, one from the external...
  25. TheWaterbug

    Bobcat nearly snatches some of my chickens...

    I had no idea erkme73 was that fast - or that erkme73 could turn so fast. :rofl: :rofl:
  26. TheWaterbug

    Refurb tower with space for a 4-bay drive cage?

    Does no one care about this? Think of the children!!!!
  27. TheWaterbug

    Refurb tower with space for a 4-bay drive cage?

    I'm finally considering building myself a dedicated BI machine. I hate hate hate opening up PCs and messing with internal cabling, so I would love love love to buy a tower with enough room in the front for a 4-drive cage similar to this $65 gizmo: This occupies three full-sized (5.25") bays...
  28. TheWaterbug

    BIG Owl on my Trail

    Does it sound like this?
  29. TheWaterbug

    problems with three new cameras

    I now have all my Amcrest cameras set to reboot nightly. The symptom has gone away. Not the ideal way to work around the problem, but it does work around the problem.
  30. TheWaterbug

    BIG Owl on my Trail

    I'm thinking I should take a walk out there during the night and see what's up. With a helmet, of course.
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