A Day in the Life

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A lot goes unnoticed in your daily routine, but what if it didn't have to? What if there was a system where everything that passes before your eyes from the time you leave your house to the time you come home was recorded?




What's needed

  • Small light camera
    • Doesn't have to be concealed necessarily.
    • Would ideally be attached to glasses or used as an eyetap.
  • Recording device
    • Will definitely need to be able to compress video.
  • Storage medium
    • CF, SD, or something similar.
  • GPS

Existing designs

Vitorio Miliano's design:

14 hours of 1mbps 640x480 30fps MPEG-4 video and audio = 1 dual layer DVD/day

Justin.tv: I have no idea how he has his rig setup, but I'm impressed. 24x7 broadcast no matter where he's at.

Possible new innovations

  • Use a PDA and a cell connection to split the frames up into images and upload them to a webserver or flickr account while still retaining the video locally.
    • Alternately forgo to the DV cam and and just used a small digital camera to take snapshots for upload.
  • Deadman's switch: should the camera/server stop receiving video/images the last image/frame and gps coords are sent to a predetermined individual so that they may follow up.
  • Compilation videos based on a theme.
    • Splitting the video up into frames and identifying colors or objects via visual recognition software.
      • Being able to type in "red" or "car" and having an app spit back video snippets based on that would be excellent.


  • Each day could be reviewed at any time.
    • Find out what that person really said.
    • See if there really was someone following you.
    • Get the tag of that guy that cut you off in traffic.
    • Point out that hot woman to your friends.
  • Compilation videos could be made of similar events in a given time frame.
  • Enjoy a good day over and over on the bad days.


  • Purchased a very tiny miniDV cam that's a clone of the MD80 for $14.50. Out of it's case, it's very slim and has a mini-usb rechargeable lithium polymer battery. All specs day it's supports up to an 8GB microsd card for storage but that's the max size available at the time so it might support larger. It came with several ways to mount it but I'm thinking I'll need a custom mount, maybe something involving a sticky back that doesn't leave a residue or a pin. I think this will be a good solution, assuming I figure out how to wear it, as it's kind of all in one. Does compression, storage, and has a battery. I'll look into continuous power once I know where I stand with the battery life.--strages 23:27, 3 December 2010 (CST)
    • Just found a link for one that looks exactly like the one I have, but a hell of a lot more expensive. MiniDV --strages 23:33, 3 December 2010 (CST)
  • Found this http://www.zioneyez.com/#/home/ very very tempting --strages (talk) 16:02, 7 December 2011 (CST)