Issues with Tapo C200 camera
I have recently purchased several C200 cameras. Although generally pleased with them I have encountered a number of issues:
1 Mounting the camera
I have found the best way to manage viewing images sent from the cameras is by having cameras hanging upside down. Unfortunately, as supplied they only come together with a small backplate which the instructions claim will enable the camera to hang on a wall. I've found when mounted this way I cannot get useful views with pan/tilt. So I far prefer a wall mounting bracket at right angles to the wall to enable the camera to be mounted hanging downwards. I've had to fudge this by adapting mountings previously used by other devices. Why doesn't the manufacturer include a similar mounting bracket to enable to camera to hang upside down on a wall?
2 Installing an SD card
Once having installed a suitable SD card in a new camera, the first time I open the Tapo app and select his camera, it tells me the SD card is corrupt and needs to be formatted. This may be OK when I open the app my first mobile device. However, when I open the app on a new (second and subsequent) mobile device it once again tells me the very same SD card is corrupt and will need to be formatted. This pantomime continues for every new mobile device where I open the Tapo app for the first time. This seems quite nonsensical - surely a single formatting of the SD card by the first mobile device that accessed the camera should be enough without it having to be reformatted time and time again whenever I have a new (additional) mobile device that accesses the same camera with the SD card previously formatted by the earlier mobile device?
3 Viewing and deleting video clips stored on my SD cards
I have set my cameras to record video upon detecting motion. This seems to work fine. However, often a camera may be activated dozens of times a day and each time record a new clip. The problem I have is when viewing the dozens of clips, many do not need to be retained. To clear this clutter, I want to delete such individual clips (and maybe only retain the odd few other clips). I've spent considerable time, but have not yet found a way of deleting unwanted individual clips from the SD card. The result is that I end up with hundreds of unwanted clips when maybe I would only want to retain the odd one or two clips for future reference..