Sighthound Video, formerly known as Vitamin D Video, is a software tool that was developed specifically to aid individuals in setting up a surveillance system with motion detection capabilities and saving videos to the hard drive.
Hassle-free setup and simple-to-handle UI
The installation process does not bring any kind of unpleasant surprises and it over in a few seconds, while the interface you come across presents a design which can be described as minimal and modern. It is comprised of a menu bar, several buttons and a pane in which to display the web camera feed.
As a result, all types of users can find their way around it, be they experienced or not with computers. Moreover, some extensive help contents are provided thus emphasizing the previously made statement.
Use the incorporated wizard to set up a webcam
This demo version only enables you to connect one camera to the program, and you should know that it supports IP, USB or built-in webcams. It is possible to set it up with the help of a built-in wizard, adjust the resolution, add timestamp overlay to recorded video and input a location name.
View recordings and save them to the computer
This application will start registering the moment it detects motion, and you should know you can view all the recordings resulted in the search view (the main window can be switched between a search and monitor view). It presents all videos as a list, and you can play, pause, go to the next clip or go forward 2 frames with the help of the built-in playback controls.
All recorded items can be saved to the HDD as a MP4, or they can be deleted with just a click of the button. From the settings panel you can enable remote access, so that you can easily keep an eye on your house or office, regardless of your whereabouts.
Conclusion and performance
The CPU and memory usage is low at all times which means that the system’s performance is not going to be hampered, and you can run it alongside other apps without encountering any issues. All tasks are completed in due time and the interface is suitable to all types of users.
All in all, Sighthound Video is an efficient and reliable piece of software, and a good choice for people interested in creating an efficient surveillance system for their home or office.