Viewing Motion Clips in the Blink app

What is the Clip List?

We designed the Clip List in the Blink app for easy access and control over your camera’s motion clips. From here, you can effortlessly view, share, delete, and mark clips as viewed. With filtering options, you can refine the Clip List to display only the motion events or cameras whose clips you wish to view.

You can save motion recordings when:

  1. You have a Blink Subscription Plan or trial or you are using Local Storage with Sync Module 2 with an inserted USB flash drive.
  2. Your camera(s) starts recording motion clips after your Blink system is armed and Motion Detection is On.
  1. From the home screen, tap Clips in the bottom navigation bar.
  2. Tap a clip to play it.

Event Types

Event Type labels help you quickly identify the type of event associated with each clip before viewing it.

Clips created from a Motion event
Clips created from Person Detection* events
Clips created from Blink Video Doorbell presses
Clips created from Live View sessions
Clips created from Photo Capture**

*Blink Subscription Plan or trial includes Person Detection. Applies only to Blink Outdoor 4 and Wired Floodlight Camera.
**Blink Subscription Plan or trial includes Photo Capture. Applies only to Blink Outdoor 4, Indoor and Outdoor (3rd Gen) cameras, and Video Doorbell.

Marking clips as viewed

We mark unwatched clips are marked with an orange dot next to the timestamp. You can select one or multiple clips and mark them viewed without having to watch them. Marking clips as viewed removes the orange dot.

  1. While viewing Clips, tap Edit in the upper right corner.
  2. Check the box next to each clip you want to mark as viewed.
    • Tap Select All in the action bar's lower left to choose all clips on your list. 
  3. Tap Mark Viewed at the bottom right of the action bar.

Switching Between Storage Types

The storage switcher allows you to toggle between different storage types, such as Local and Cloud storage. If you are using multiple storage options, the drop-down arrow allows you to choose and view clips for the selected storage type. 

Depending on your storage option, your motion clips are viewed in either Cloud Storage or Local Storage:

  • Cloud Storage - Cloud storage of motion clips begin when you have a Blink Subscription Plan or you're enjoying a 30-day free Subscription Plus Plan trial. Once clips are saved to Cloud storage, they are viewable in the Blink app by selecting this tab.
    • If you are subscribing to a Blink Subscription Plan, you will see an icon with an infinity symbol  indicating that you have unlimited storage capacity.
    • If you have a legacy Blink device with complimentary Cloud storage, the icon  changes to indicate how much of your storage capacity is left.
  • Local Storage - Each Local storage drive is labeled by the system it is attached to. Once clips are saved to Local storage, they are viewable in the Blink app by selecting it from the Storage Switcher menu.
    • The Storage Switcher lists all the storage options in your entire Blink home. If you own multiple Sync Modules, each with USB flash drives being used with Local storage, they are all listed in the Storage Switcher.
    • Learn more about Local Storage with the Sync Module 2.

Applying Filters to Your Clip List

Filters make it easy for you to find the clips you need. You can filter clips by event type, device, or a combination of both.

Note: Filters can only apply to clips that are stored in Cloud storage, which require a Blink Subscription Plan, trial, or accounts created before April 16th, 2020. Learn about Blink Subscription Plans and how they work with cloud storage.

  1. From the Clip List, tap Filter ( ).
  2. Select the desired event types and cameras to filter by.
  3. Tap Apply Filters.

Access the Clip List to view only the clips that match your selected filters.

Filtered Results

The filter icon, located in the lower right corner of the Clip List, changes its appearance to help you easily identify if a filter has been applied.

 The Clip List shows all available clips with no filters applied.

 The Clip List only shows clips that match the selected filters.

Clearing Filters

To clear filters from the Clip List:

  1. Tap the filters icon.
  2. Tap Clear Filters.
  3. Tap Apply Filters.

Upon completing these steps, you will be directed to the Clip List, which displays all the clips that you can view.

Filters automatically clear when:

  1. When you log out of the Blink app.
  2. If you force quit the Blink app through your mobile device's app switcher or task manager.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Contact Support