Why isn't Camio detecting important motion?

If your video history has no important Events and shows Events only when using the "all" keyword like https://camio.com/app/#search;q=all, then check on your camio.com/boxes page that the encoding of your video stream uses:

  1. H.264
  2. has >= 2 seconds between I-Frames

The keyframe_interval is the number of frames between each I-Frame. So in this example, there is 1 second between I-Frames because 20 fps / 20 keyframe_interval = 1 second.

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When you increase the interval between I-Frames, the encoder produces more motion information. So in this example, you can reach the preferred >= 2 seconds between I-Frames by either:

  1. increasing the keyframe_interval to 40 (aka P-Frames).
  2. decreasing the fps to 10.
  3. some combo of 1 and 2 that produces the same ratio like 15 fps and 30 P-Frames.

After you've made adjustments to the stream encoding settings, you can press the refresh icon to the right of the keyframe_interval value to request its resampling to verify the new value.

 

 

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