Volicon MIP allows you to identify portions of your video streams, called Bookmarks, and stores those identifications for future use. Creating a Bookmark does not create a unique copy of the video; it simply marks a portion of a video stream and is available for as long at that particular channel stream is archived within MIP.
The term “clip” can be misleading, as it implies that when you create a clip you are choosing content, cutting it out of the stream (or perhaps making a copy of it), and storing it somewhere else. MIP does not use this process for clip generation. Instead, MIP creates a “clip” by inserting bookmarks at the start and at the end of your chosen content. It stores those bookmarks along with the streams themselves in your main storage folder. When you call up a clip, MIP uses those bookmarks to rapidly search your stored content to play the stream you are looking for.
This process provides many benefits.
Rapid retrieval of content you have identified and clipped
Because the clips are actually bookmarks inserted in the main stream, you can create as many clips as you like without consuming any of your storage space. This allows you to save metadata along with segments of video
Allows you to export a permanent copy of content from MIP to your PC/laptop
MIP stores clips for the same amount of days as the video is stored. After that time period, the clip and any associated video will be deleted. For example:
You create a clip from live logged content. If content is logged on MIP for 90 days, clips will be stored for 90 days. If you created the clip from 60 day old historic content, the clip will be stored for the next 30 days. The clip will be saved on the system based on the origination of when the video was logged, not from when the clip was created.