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-> Motion detection -> Settings
Settings tab let you specify settings related to the motion detection.
Here you decide how Yawcam shall detect motion. (You find the
settings of how to take action under the Actions
image - Select this option if you want the motion detection
to take place over the entire image area.
area... - Click this button if you want to specify a
smaller area of the image that Yawcam shall perform motion detection
on. When the button is clicked a new dialog opens:
Draw a red
square with the mouse to define the area you want to detect motion
in. Click OK. You will notice that the preview area to the left
changes to show your newly defined area.
the preview area to the left are two bars. The upper one represents
the current motion detected. The lower one shows the tolerance
of when actions shall be taken. Notice that the upper bar is green
when it has a lower value than the tolerance and red when the
motion is greater than the tolerance. These bars are a great help
when you specify the detection level!
- This slider specifies how sensitive Yawcam are for changes in
the image area. A higher percentage will mark more pixels as changed.
(Notice how the first bar below the preview area gets higher values
when the sensitivity is increased.)
- This slider specifies how much motion in the image that are
allowed before the actions are taken. (Notice how the blue tolerance
bar below the preview area changes according to the changes of
the slider.) A higher percentage will tolerate more changes in
the image before actions are taken.
detect... - This button sets the values for sensitivity
and tolerance automatically. It is important that there isn't
any motion in front of your camera during the time the auto detection
It's not always the case that the auto detected values fit your
needs. Then set the values by hand...
color - The mark color shows the motion in the preview
area. Click on the color to open a color chooser dialog to change
the selected color.
image - Mark this checkbox if you want the image to be
visible in the preview area. (Note that this requires some more
- Mark this checkbox if you want Yawcam to take action when the
motion goes down. Notice that the color of the motion bar below
the preview area changes to be red if the value is lower than
the tolerance and green if it has a higher value.
- Specify how often Yawcam shall analyze the image to see if something
has moved. Enter the interval in milliseconds in the text field.
(1000 milliseconds is 1 second.) A low interval will dramatically
increase the CPU load. Only use a low value if you feel that your
computer is powerful enough.
save... - If this checkbox is marked new motion events
will not be added to the list in the motion
events tab. However the selected actions will still be performed
as usual. This function is good if you expect a lot of motion
events and don't want a long list.