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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by seahorse41 View Post
Perhaps that needs further clarification for "turned on", as it takes 6.9 seconds to boot up and start recording (Auto-Record) from the beginning of pressing Power.
Does it have to boot up first, before it can start detecting motion?

Stewart
There is about a 2 sec. delay (with current FW, subject to change right now) after the power button is pressed so that an accidental bump of the power button while carrying the camera in a pocket doesn't accidentally turn on the camera and run down the battery. So motion detect should start right after the yellow LED comes on steady during the startup process, but I forget if there is any delay built into the existing FW vrsion before it starts watching for motion.

BUT Auto-record MUST BE TURNED OFF for motion detection to even work! These two functions cannot both be on at the same time since their actions will conflict with each other. So the GUI tool does this for you automatically, and I think so does the FW, but I can't recall for sure. This is also explained in the GUI tool tips.
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