Include Timestamp in exported video


As the videos in Canary’s timeline may not be continuous recordings but have little jumps of inactivity in them it would be great if exported/downloaded videos would show a running timestamp.

Without it, you can’t really know when something happened or how long it took. The filename provides the starting time. But as duration of the recording and the time of events may differ, it’s not clear when things end.


Hi @herr_schaft,

They actually do! The video’s timestamp is stored in the subtitle track of the video. You just need to use a player that supports subtitles like VLC.



Nice :slight_smile:
Thanks for the info.


I think this still has some value. If the data is there and the device is encoding it into the video - why not have it as an option. As it already overlays the Canary logo - it shouldn’t be too difficult to overlay a timestamp.

When setting mine up - I watched the “live” video and due to being present - noticed at least a 5 minute delay from what I was watching and what was happening now. But without a timestamp - how am I ever going to know that? Also - if this lag is present now - or it gets worse in the future - what if I get a notification that someone has entered my home - but on checking the live video, everything seems OK?