A lot of my recordings stop at 5 seconds. Why 5? These needs fixed badly. I’ve missed key activity from the recordings due to it stopping at 5 seconds.
I’ve read up on how the motion detection works in Alfred, but one thing that doesn’t seem to be accounted for is that if motion is triggered, the subject that activated the motion may be moving away from the camera. If the subject is moving away, the amount of change in the movement gets smaller as the subject gets further and further away. Due to the movement getting smaller and not significant enough, the recording stops.
Give, for example, this clip that I caught of my ornery dog.
I caught him red handed taking my favorite ball cap off the coffee table. Alfred did a great job recognizing the motion to trigger the recording. However, as my ornery dog moves further away from the camera with my ball cap, the amount of change in movement decreased enough to where Alfred shuts down recording.
If a large movement is detected, an algorithm should be added that continues to capture movement at a decrement in proportion to the size of the first movement. In other words, if a big movement was captured, keep capturing until the movement goes below a threshold that wouldn’t other wise cause motion to trigger.
BTW, I still have yet to find what he did with my ball cap!