The first requirement would be a battery capable of lasting all day. The second requirement would be a smart phone with plenty of storage (or, an option to upload videos). Sadly, the technology isn’t quite there but you can record events from your daily life using the 1 Second Everyday app.
Do The Math
The 1 Second Everyday app advocates taking a small video clip of every day of your life. Every day. The math of such a dedicated endeavor speaks for itself.
A little over six minutes captures an entire year. 10 years could be viewed in about an hour.
1 Second Everyday gets you started, but isn’t the end all, be all of daily event captures.
For many of us, we might be hard pressed to come up with a second of video that would be recognizable as an event.
The app can grab videos on your phone’s camera roll, and sort them by date to make it easier to extract the single most important second of video (I don’t think a second is enough; and daily might be too much).
1 Second Everyday does what you expect, too. It reminds you every day to take a video clip so you wont’ forget a day. It handles multiple timelines– you, your spouse or significant other, a parent, your kids.
Specific video clips can be backed up in iCloud. Any time can be captured and saved.
I don’t think one second is enough, but over time and with a little creativity, that one second per day can be an interesting video collection.
The app itself is simple to use, but the real value isn’t in taking a video with the camera.
It’s organizing video clips per day that increases the value so the total is greater than the sum of the video parts.
As I noted earlier, one of the problems such a daily collection of video would bring is storage. Keeping video clips short and always stored on the iPhone means you need plenty of storage, on iPhone and iCloud.
You don’t want to lose a year or two of video clips, right?
1 Second Everyday’s reminders are easy to setup, and segregated to five parts of the day. Sharing is available but as an option and not required.
This is an interesting endeavor. One second of video isn’t much, but remembering to take a minute or so every few days (when events dictate a video capture requirement), may be more difficult than using 1 Second Everyday.