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Is there any type of light flashing to indicate the unit is recording or does it record discreetly Jun 23, 2014
Software supposedly allows you to disable the LED However, I could not get mine to turn off! So I covered it with black tape.
In order to use a 64 GB Micro SD card, you have to format it to FAT32. Foscam has a link to third party software that accomplished the formatting in seconds. Micro SD cards less than 32 GB usually are already formatted to FAT32 but you'll want the biggest card for best recording results.
accoriding microSD in Macbook
yes you can but you cannot record with the DVR while plugged into a computer. when plugged into a wall outlet you can charge and record at the same time.
Avoid this item. Mine does not record audio. When I called the teck support for help, they told me that two different versions were shipped to Amazon consumers, one that works and one that requires an upgrade, in order to record video. It was very nice of them to tell so........... after they already got my payment. It's also not compatible with Android tablets and can only be programed with "Windows".
For the loop/circular record mode, can you set the length of the loop? Or does it record one big file until it runs out space? Dec 4, 2014
Ok, someone will probably give a better answer than me, but, assuming I understand the question: Camera can be set for either circular recording or not. Circular means it will record until the memory card is full, then start overwriting the files from the beginning. If Circular is "off", it will just fill up the memory card and stop. HOWEVER, it doesn't just record "one big file". It records 10, 15, or 20 minute files (user selectable), one after another. So, say you have it running continuous, 15 minute file size. It will record a 15 minute file, then immediately record another 15 minute file, and so on. Depending on resolution and memory card size, you will end up with dozens (or potentially hundreds) of sequential 10 to 20 minute long video files. Actually really handy, just find the one that has the information you want on it, rename it and save it. Easy peasy. It will keep recording files until the memory card is full (up to 64 hours continuous on a 64 gig card, depending on resolution, etc), then it will start recording over the oldest files. Does that make sense? It is a cool little videocam, and it can be configured pretty extensively. Hope that helps.
My videos show up very very laggy and most basic motion is blurred no matter which combination of settings I choose or SD card. Is it a dud? Sep 28, 2014
Well SD cards have different classes which effect video. Make sure your card is a class 6 or better. You will see that number on the card. The higher the number better for video. I use a class 10. If you card is OK then yes go to your settings in the software and check frame rates and anything else. The quility should be smooth, I think the highest setting is 30 frames per second. I can set this camera out and get around 8 hours out of battery and still has space on a 32 GB card. If the video is choppy make sure frame rates are set to highest. Hope this helps.