Cool down. Event. Playback on SDcard

If I have an SD card in the camera. Why is the event limiting the 5 min cooldown?

Can wyze please give me events saved on the actual playback for all detection please. I don’t need cloud. I just need all events tagged on the playback and able to skip to an event because the playback scrub is awful. No speed change. No live scrubbing. No event tag on the playback. This is all very easy to do and takes up no memory or storage. I’ve been with wyze for years and there is zero improvement to this.

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Welcome to the Wyze User Community Forum @xraycn! :raising_hand_man:

The 5m cooldown on V3 Cams with no subscription or subscribed to Cam Plus Lite should only be applying to the uploaded “Events” that are shown in the Events Tab. Recording to the SD “Playback” should not be restricted by the cooldown.

I would suggest changing your SD Card Recording settings to Continuous.

V3 cams do not mark the SD Playback timeline with Motion or Person Detections. That feature was added into the UI on the newer V3Pro, OG, and PanV3 cams.

With the SD Card set to record, the cam will record each minute of the day to an individual MP4 file. With the SD Recording set to Motion Events, if there was any motion during that minute, the cam saves the file. If not, it discards it. These one minute recordings will show as colored bands on the SD Playback timeline. If set to Continuous, it saves all one minute files which will show in the timeline as a continuous colored band.

Don’t think you understood me.

My point was the SD card IS recording continuously.
It should be the camera that’s doing detection locally and marking EACH EVENT. It’s just a text file with a time stamp. That’s all that’s needed.
I don’t want anything to do with cloud or subscription.

That isn’t how it works. It never has. Events are tagged by the server after an upload. The V3 cam has no onboard AI. It is incapable of tagging.

As I said, SD Card Playback Timeline icons to tag and identify events at specific times on the continuously recorded timeline were only implemented on cams after the V3Pro. Those tags and icons are not in the SD card though. They are placed there by the server and reflect Events that were uploaded at the indicated times. These tags require server uploads and Internet connectivity.

However, if you would like to request that Wyze add this new feature to the V3 SD Card Playback Timeline, that is handled thru a new topic post in the Wishlist. Go to the Wishlist, search the topics for one that matches your request. If you find one, vote for it at the top, like :heart: some posts, and add your reply post to support the request. If you do not find a match, submit a new topic for approval.

you saying events are tagged by server and camera has no computing? So all the wyze in the world is just uploading 24/7 continuous video just so the server can say there is motion???

In the case of the V3, yes. The only resident firmware capability the V3 Cam has is to recognize “Motion” by use of a Pixelation Shading Change Algorithm and push an upload to the server for the AI Engine there to inspect and tag the Event Video.

Wyze does have cams with onboard Edge AI though. The V3Pro has limited Person Detection AI while the Floodlight Pro has a more indepth onboard AI capability.

No. Motion is determined by the cam firmware which pushes the upload. Marking and tagging of Events, however, is solely a Server function.

Yes. All Wyze Cams are uploading 24\7 and the server is doing all the marking and tagging.

The V3 lacks the capability to overlay “Event” markers from the Server Events list onto the SD Playback Timeline. This capability was not established until long after the V3 was released. No Wyze Cam that has the old UI (before the V3Pro) has the capability to overlay Server Event markers on the SD Playback Timeline. Only the new cams have that capability in their firmware and they only do that when there are Server Uploaded Events corresponding to those times. Disable “Record Motion Events” in the Event Recording settings and no uploads can happen. Do this and all Event Marking and Tags on the SD Playback Timeline will disappear.