Method of and system for mobile surveillance and event recording

  • US 10,063,805 B2
  • Filed: 05/13/2010
  • Issued: 08/28/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/12/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An after-the-fact video recording method comprising:

  • receiving captured video data;

    buffering the video data for storage as the video data is received;

    responsive to the buffering, continuously storing the video data on a non-removable data storage medium;

    recording a first portion of the stored video data onto a removable data storage medium during an occurrence of a first event, the recording the first portion comprising;

    monitoring for a start trigger corresponding to a start of the first event;

    responsive to detection of the start trigger, creating a chapter start point in the video data corresponding to a specified time preceding the detected start trigger;

    initiating recording of the stored video data beginning at the chapter start point;

    monitoring for a stop trigger corresponding to an end of the first event;

    responsive to detection of the stop trigger, creating a chapter stop point in the video data corresponding to a specified time following the detected stop trigger; and

    stopping recording of the stored video data at the chapter stop point;

    responsive to user input identifying an unmarked event in the stored video data, recording a second portion of the stored video data onto the removable data storage medium, the recording the second portion comprising;

    after the unmarked event has occurred, responsive to receiving an input of an unmarked event start point and an unmarked event stop point for the unmarked event, retrieving, from the stored video data on the non-removable storage medium, video data that is stored between the unmarked event start point and the unmarked event stop point; and

    recording the retrieved video data on the removable data storage medium.

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