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Re: Webcam Video
Rod #11440 03/09/11 10:27 PM
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Here's a video from today. The clouds after 1 PM are fun to watch. You can see Venus in the last few frames.



Re: Webcam Video
Steve C #11441 03/10/11 07:47 AM
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Very cool, Steve!!

Question -- I noticed that the elapsed time clock was scrolling through one-minute intervals, and not the normal 10-minute intervals that the webcam uses. How did you get pics every minute to use in this awesome compilation video?

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Re: Webcam Video
CaT #11442 03/10/11 08:33 AM
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Sharp eye, CaT! wink

The webcam computer/camera setup takes a picture every minute. But only uploades every fifth picture to the internet.

For every 1-minute picture taken, it creates a smaller-sized image for the video, and stores it in a folder on the computer. At the end of the day, the SebecTec software automatically makes a video from those.

It took me quite a while to create a DOS script to keep track of which picture in the sequence was being processed.

I'd really like to take a picture every 15 or 20 seconds and try making a video from that. Even the one-minute video is jumpy with the moving clouds.

If anyone is interested, here's the 11 MB .avi video file of the above video. Due to its size, I'm not sure how long I'll leave it on the website.

Re: Webcam Problem
Steve C #11630 03/16/11 10:26 AM
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I have just learned the computer driving the Whitney webcam seems to be having trouble connecting to the Internet. Russ at the museum will try working on it more this afternoon.

We are missing views of the current storm.

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Re: Webcam Problem
Steve C #11749 03/20/11 11:59 AM
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Interesting issue with the webcam...

I was off-line for several days, so I called Russ at the museum. He had checked the line to the router and modem, and all checked out ok. So he pulled the computer out of its hiding place in the base of the tower, and opened up the case.

Inside the case, a mouse had taken up residence, gaining access through an uncovered expansion slot. The nest was built right on top of the cooling fan and communications card, and there was a lot of mouse droppings inside, too.

Russ took on the unfortunate task of cleaning up the mess, and upon reassembling it all, the webcam is back on line!

Oh, and the expansion slot is now sealed with aluminum tape.

...and now a power failure on Friday stopped the Williamson webcam. The camera needs it's power button pressed to bring it back on-line -- an easy task once you open up the box it is in.

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Re: Webcam Problem
Steve C #11783 03/21/11 07:53 AM
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So, our webcam computer housing a mouse ... is that what you call a mouse pad???

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If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracle of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
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CaT #11792 03/21/11 10:21 AM
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The Museum needs a CaT?

No pictures = It didn't happen:





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Re: Webcam Problem
wagga #11793 03/21/11 10:28 AM
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Wouldn't it be correct to say "mice", looks like two of them. They're darling. Has anyone named them yet?


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lynn-a-roo #11794 03/21/11 10:31 AM
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How about "Positive" and "Negative"?


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wagga #11795 03/21/11 10:33 AM
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Positive and Negative.....I like the names.


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wagga #11796 03/21/11 10:33 AM
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Looks to me like 2 candidates for either the Barn Owl cam or the Eagle cam & I know PETA will be after me for that, plus a few on this site.

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CMC2 #11798 03/21/11 10:46 AM
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Actually, they have a distinguished scientific background. Both occupied the Applied Electricity Chair at a major University.


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Re: Webcam Problem
wagga #11805 03/21/11 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
How about "Positive" and "Negative"?

OMG!! I am laughing so hard!!! I was thinking of something in a slightly darker vein, but, I love it!!

I have another one -- how 'bout "Leader" and "Legend"? (If you're not a college football fan, that won't mean anything to you.)

Also, CaT would be happy to comply with mouse removal duty -- just move him to California!

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If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracle of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
- Lyndon Johnson, on signing the Wilderness Act into law (1964)
Re: Webcam Problem
CMC2 #11806 03/21/11 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted By: CMC2
Looks to me like 2 candidates for either the Barn Owl cam or the Eagle cam


Nah, Momma birds don't go for cooked food.


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CaT #11807 03/21/11 12:01 PM
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How about "Positive" and "Negative"?

OMG!! I am laughing so hard!!! I was thinking of something in a slightly darker vein, but, I love it!!

They are from the same family, so they have the same surname, that being "Terminal".


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Re: Webcam Problem
wagga #11990 03/23/11 08:58 AM
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This morning the Whitney cam was down for an hour or so. Steve was informed, and the Museum staff woke up the mouse or something, so it's back up again.

If you notice a problem, just email SteveC. He works, he doesn't watch the board every minute, so don't be shy.

A lot goes on behind the scenes to make this a humming board.


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Re: Webcam Problem
wagga #55900 08/07/19 04:12 PM
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Well... after running unattended for a lot of years, the WebCam in the Lone Pine Film History Museum has stopped. The picture is frozen on August 1.

The museum director reports they are rewiring their Internet / Ethernet cabling, so that is probably the problem. Once they fix the wiring we will know.

Unfortunately, there's nothing I can do until that is done.

Re: Webcam Problem
Steve C #56000 08/14/19 08:16 PM
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Webcam came alive again today. Cool beans!

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Steve C #56003 08/15/19 07:01 AM
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Always enjoy seeing those webcam pics.

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