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Continuously filming, stores data in three stages, overwritten gradually
You're never sure when something important comes up on
your camera, and on the other hand we all are limited in
the amount of data we can store. So:
Use a continuously filming video or continuous snapshots
camera (never turned off) comes with three parts besides
2. Web storage
3. Aftermath resurrection software
The storage is circularly overwritten, say once a day.
You can mark sections to be saved.
The docking station takes down a copy, including the
sections that you marked for saving.
It slowly sends everything to the web server, doing deep
lossless compression algorithms on both sides. (including
software updates etc. All is automatic)
The docking station has enough memory for an overwrite
cycle of say a week.
The web server saves your saved sections and gives you an
interface to label them etc. It also stores the daily videos
with enough storage for only a monthly overwrite cycle.
The docking station and/or the web server have thumbnail
image extraction and smart sectioning to show you what is
in danger of being overwritten, or just for making it easier
for you to decide what you see and what you want to do
Manythings are similar to this idea
Thanks to [maxwellbuchanan] for this link. [pashute, Dec 22 2016]
||This exists. For example "Manything" allows a smartphone to be used as a continuous webcam, with footage stored for a reasonable period. Excerpts can be taken and saved permanently.
||// sends everything to the web server //
||Bad idea. You don't ever want to be uploading anything important to a location where a government can snoop on it.
||[8th] I never did understand all this fear from "a
government snooping" if it's not a dictatorship, and runs
fairly, and since I mean no harm to anyone.
||[Max], thanks for the ref. The diff is that mine can work
with high resolution recorded locally and sent later (say
once a day). And so needs the "docking station", which is
this case, the main money-making (for Samsung) novel
that is sold.
||// I never did understand all this fear from "a government snooping" if it's not a dictatorship, and runs fairly, and since I mean no harm to anyone. //
||We find your touching naïvety entertaining.
||All governments snoop on their citizens, and those of other governments. They invariably misuse the data they acquire, because they are venal, untrustworthy, and institutionally deceptive.
||They have far too much power, and have to be stopped.
||Borg node for president. "We will reduce governmental information connectivity for more hidden citizens". I can't see it.