I'd like to make and download a clip of some video that was recorded on my NestCam from 8:07 to 8:40 last night. I have over an hour of available clip storage on my account, so I should be able to do this. However, whenever I try to make a clip of this period or a subset, the clip that gets created is either shorter than it should be or the audio cuts out partway through the clip.
For example, I just very carefully used the UI to ask for a clip from exactly 7:59:59 to 8:30:02. The UI reported that the clip was going to be 30 minutes and 2 seconds long. However, when it actually showed up in my clips, it was only 13m42s long, and the timestamp is 8:16. Indeed, the clip starts at 8:16. Also, partway through this clip, the audio cuts out, even though when I'm listening to it in the main Nestcam video history, the entire audio is present.
Thanks for reaching out and for sharing with us what happened. I know how confusing it is when your downloaded recorded events are not as what you've expected. Let's see what we can do here. To confirm, which Nest Aware subscription do you have? How far are you from your Wi-Fi router when you're downloading your recorded events? What app are you using to download the events?
Looking forward to your response.
I'm not sure what you mean by "what is your Nest Aware subscription". I have the regular kind of subscription. I've tried from multiple different computers, including ones with a wired connection. All exhibit the same problem. It's not just when I download a clip, but even when I view them online in the Clips view on either my laptop's web browser or the Nest app on my iPhone.
Here's a screenshot of me asking for a 60-second clip, from 8:16:00 to 8:17:00. As you can see, the UI reports that it will be Length 1m, and that I have plenty of space to store it:
Then it says it's processing:
Then it reports success:
But when I look at it in my saved clips, it's only 35 seconds long:
And here I ask for a clip from 8:07:29 to 8:40:55, which the UI correctly reports as being a 33m25s span of time. I click Save, and it reports success...
But then when I click through to my Clips page, it's only 24m29s, and it starts at 8:16 PM instead of 8:07:29 like I requested:
I only have a few more days before this video expires and is lost forever. Can you please escalate this ticket to your server admins so they can fix the problem before the footage is erased?
Thanks for getting back to us and for sharing your important information. Based on your screenshots, you're using your desktop to create and download your recorded events. To confirm, are you on https://goo.gle/2qjvVSU or are you on https://goo.gle/2UZL8VI? In case you're using the Nest app, follow the steps below.
On a computer:
With a phone:
Hit this link for more information.
Keep us posted.
As I've already said, I've attempted this from many different browsers, apps, and computers, including ones that have recently been restarted. It's not a client issue; it's a server issue. Even if I'm not downloading the clips, just viewing them on your servers, the times of the clips are much shorter than they're supposed to be. You need to escalate this to your server team.
The video in question expired after ten days, so I can't experiment any more, but yes, before it expired, I attempted to download events. They were missing big chunks too. As I said, it was an issue with your servers and I needed you to escalate the problem to the server admins before the video expired.