- I want to be able to watch the last day / week / month / season / decade over the span of an hour. Old video should just progressively get sampled more and more coarsely in time.
- Moment of peak activity should be flagged and retained at higher sampling rates
- Events should also be able to be flagged by hand while watching playback.
- It would be nice to be able to pick a time of day and watch some short clip from that time of day for day after day. So the sun would be roughly in the same spot in the sky East-West.
- The camera should have good night mode with long exposure and good low-light sensitivity
- It would be great to gather video from more than one camera using the same system.
A lot of this sounds like security cameras might be able to do the job.