It can be very handy to have a macro snap a picture. If you have a motion sensor outside your front door and you also have a camera mounted there, then you can create a macro to snap a picture anytime the sensor is tripped. Then you'll have a record of who came to your front door while you were gone. You can also store video clips. Use your imagination and I bet you'll come up with a lot of fun uses for this.
Name - This should be a brief description of the action. This is displayed in the action list so put something here that helps you figure out what this action is for. It puts a default there for you in case you're not very creative.
Description - If you like to be wordy, this field is where you would put all the nitty-gritty details about the action that you think are important. This field shows up in the selection list too, but otherwise isn't used.
Video Source - This is the video source to use for the video motion device. If you have multiple X10 cameras and Ninja's, the camera and the Ninja will be powered on when in use, and powered off when another device is in use, so it should be associated with a particular video source so that switching will take place. If you haven't added the video source yet, you can click the Video Setup button to add (or change) a video source.
Device Type - Currently (as of 8/6/06 anyway) the only video motion device supported is the Ninja Pan and Tilt.
Command - This is the command that will be sent to the video motion device. If you need to do more than one type of video motion, you should add a separate action for each one. You can repeat a command multiple times by putting a number greater than 1 in the Repeat Qty field. The command may be set to "Move Up", "Move Down", "Move Left", or "Move Right" to adjust the position by small increments, "Center" to position it to a predefined center point, ", "Preset 1-4" to position it to one of the 4 programmed positions, "Program Preset 1-4 to set the position of one of the preset positions, and "Sweep" to have the Ninja automatically sweep between the four preset positions.
Repeat Qty - This can be used to repeat the same command multiple times. This is primarily useful when using the "Move Up", "Move Down", "Move Left", or "Move Right" commands.
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