Hi Nick, Thanks for your quick reply!
To be honest, my use case is a bit unusual. I would like to put a Blink camera in an auto shop, and get a picture every minute of the day between 9am-5pm. I would use those photos to keep a history of what cars were being worked on at each point of the day, and how long each service took (+/- 2 minutes). (I would not need Blink to do any analysis of the photos, I would just keep them as a record.)
I actually purchased 3 Blink cameras for this use case, because I thought I could just record a 1-second video every time motion was detected. However, the 5-second minimum length makes it challenging to keep storage size low.
But I can also envision the use case you mentioned: I could put a camera by the steps of my apartment building, but there’s a lot of motion because it’s right by a busy sidewalk. In this case too, recording 5 seconds of video every time motion was detected would be too much.