event info metadata on video when using passthrough

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nirv199
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event info metadata on video when using passthrough

Post by nirv199 » Fri May 24, 2019 6:41 pm

When using "video writer" as "H264 Camera Passthrough" we (as expected) do not get the timestamp on top of the frames. Is there a way to get a TXT file or something describing when the event started/ended as well as any other relevant event metadata? I understand the video file is stored in a directory hierarchy describing the date and time, but still miss other info stored in simple text like the zones that triggered the alarm, plus alarm score etc. It would be nice to have a text file with all that info being stored together with the video.

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Re: event info metadata on video when using passthrough

Post by iconnor » Sun May 26, 2019 2:03 am

I've thought about dumping the event db info to a .json file in the event dir...

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Re: event info metadata on video when using passthrough

Post by nirv199 » Wed May 29, 2019 11:22 am

That would be awesome Iconnor !
You did mention the event DB info - were you thinking about this as also another way to import (or move) events from one zoneminder install to another? You got me curious.

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