Motion Activated Recording works by measuring the amount of motion in the video and then waiting until the motion subsides for long enough in order to stop recording a clip. Usually the motion stops because the sentence is finished and the signer relaxes his or her hands.
One of the biggest issues people had during the Beta program was the sensitivity of the Motion Activated Recording. Sometimes the recording would stop when it should not have, due to pauses within a sentence or even on fingerspelling.
One thing we realized is that “one-size-fits-all” does not apply here. Some people are fluent, some are intermediate while others are beginners.
To address this we added an adjustment for the length of the pause required to end a clip. In the figure below you can see the selector for “Slow”, “Medium” and “Fast”.