Viewing Motion Clips in the Blink app

This article describes information about viewing clips in the Blink app.

Introduction

After you arm your Blink system, it's ready to start recording motion clips. 

  1. From your Blink home screen, you can access all of your motion clips when you tap Clips Clip Roll icon .
  2. Tap any clip to begin playing the video in the clip player. 
    • Newly recorded clips have an orange dot to the right of the timestamp.
    • In the example below, a red number 3 appears above the Clips icon. This means you have three new unwatched clips.

clip list


How to mark clips as viewed

Single or multiple clips can be selected and marked as viewed without actually viewing them. This will remove the orange dot next to the clip. 

This feature is exclusive to Cloud Storage with a Blink subscription. Learn about Blink subscription plans and how they work with cloud storage.

iOS

  1. When viewing Clips, tap Edit in the lower left corner and then tap to select the unviewed clips you want to mark as viewed.
  2. A blue checkmark will appear to the left of the clip. Tap to select multiple clips as needed.
    • To select all of the clips in your list, tap Select All
  3. Tap Mark as Viewed in the bottom right of your screen.

Delete

Android

  1. When viewing Clips, press and hold on an unviewed clip you want to mark as viewed.
  2. A blue checkmark will appear over top of the clip thumbnail. Tap multiple clips as needed.
    • You can also tap SELECT ALL to immediately select all your clips. 
  3. Tap MARK AS VIEWED in the top center of your screen.

Delete

Filtering clips

The more clips you have, the more time it will take to sort through the clips you want to see. Fortunately the Blink app offers a way to filter different types of clips, clips from a certain system, or clips from certain cameras. The default view shows all clips from all your cameras on all the systems that are available.

This feature is exclusive to Cloud Storage with a Blink subscription. Learn about Blink subscription plans and how they work with cloud storage.

  1. To view your clips in the Blink app, tap Clips Clip Roll icon.
  2. Tap Filter at the bottom of Clips.
  3. Once you're done viewing clip views, tap Done to save the filter and return to your filtered list of clips.

Clip types

From the selection view, choose the types of clip you want to see. A solid blue icon means that clip type is included in the filter results. Tap the icon to select or deselect it. By default, all clip types are selected.

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Systems and Cameras

Below the clip type icons, your systems are listed with its corresponding cameras. A checkmarkmeans all clips from that system or camera appear in the filtered results.

By default, all systems and cameras are selected. To remove a specific camera or system from the clip view, tap the camera name or system to select it. The checkmark will disappear.

Keep filter between sessions

Turn on this setting to save the filter so you can view the same types of clips every time you use the Blink app.

Filtered results

Once you're done setting up your desired filter, tap Done to return back to Clips.

  • ●Filter shows that a filter is active. Tap ●Filter to change the filter settings.
  • ○Filter shows for the default view of all clip types, all systems, and all cameras.




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