We have recently learned from Y-cam that they have plans to launch a new version of the Y-cam Black at the end of the month. This new model will be called the Y-cam Black SD and feature an Micro SD memory card slot for on-camera recording.
The Y-cam Black SD will contain a new menu called ‘SD Functions’ to allow the management of SD card features. We are told that this menu will only appear when an SD card is inserted into the camera. The menu gives access to 4 different recording methods, a playback browser and a utility to format the SD card.
You can record images to the SD card in a number of different ways:
Record on Alarm: This is used for video motion detection (VMD) recording. When motion is detected by the camera it will store video to the SD card. This can be set to record always or based on a schedule.
Snapshot on Alarm: This option will allow you to save JPEG image snapshots to the SD card based on a motion detection trigger. This can be set to always record or record based on a schedule.
Continuous Record: You can also continously record video to the SD memory card. The camera will record video in chunks of a configurable length (between 10 secs and 24 hours). Again, the recording of continuous video can be set to record always or based on a schedule.
Snapshot at Interval: This mode enables periodic transfer of JPEG images to the SD memory card. This allows you to configure the camera to save an image to the card at set intervals (min. 1 image every 200msec to 1 image every 24 hours). This can also be scheduled in the camera or set to always record.
The images and video stored on the SD card can be directly accessed through the camera. In the ‘SD Functions’ menu you can access a page called ‘Browse SD Card’.
This browser shows all recordings made to the SD card, separated by recording type. To access the recording you simply click on the recording you wish to view. If the recording is a static image it will automatically display the image using your default image browser on your computer. If the recording is a video file it will play automatically using Windows Media Player.
Alternatively you can view your recordings by directly accessing the SD memory card in a computer, mobile phone or other compatible device.
The Y-cam Black SD will support Micro SD memory cards up to a capacity of 8GB. Once the card is full the camera will continue to record by deleting the old files ensuring it always contains the latest recordings
We have been told the first SD compatible camera will be the Y-cam Black SD and will launch at the end of this month. The Y-cam White and the Y-cam Knight will follow.
The Y-cam Black
The Y-cam Black is a compact IP security camera for use around the home or your small/medium-sized business. Features include remote access from any computer with an Internet connection or from a mobile phone or portable device, night vision monitoring using 30 integrated infrared LEDs which allows the camera to see up to 15m in complete darkness, wireless connectivity to IEEE802.11b/g and 1-way surveillance audio so you can not only see but hear noises from the scene.
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