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Re: Weather Station Webcam Recommendations
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2019, 07:47:42 PM »
What's your frame rate, cospringswx?  I use 10fps for security cams and that looks a little slower, maybe eight?

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Re: Weather Station Webcam Recommendations
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2019, 08:05:00 PM »
Hi, I have it set to the highest FPS. Its streaming through WC7. Its smooth here.




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Re: Weather Station Webcam Recommendations
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2019, 08:18:22 PM »
Hmm, it displays here like 8fps.  It may be network latency on my end, VPN.
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Re: Weather Station Webcam Recommendations
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2019, 09:06:42 PM »
Dam nice looking storm on the horizon Ryan :thumbsup:

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« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2019, 09:14:20 PM »
Dam nice looking storm on the horizon Ryan :thumbsup:

I just saw that




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Re: Weather Station Webcam Recommendations
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2019, 01:25:14 PM »
For weather situation I would like a camera to capture that lighting flash better instead of just white out the screen. I'm probably asking for too much as that would probably require military level technology.
I have a cheap ($49) Foscam 720p camera pointed out my kitchen window in Florida.  It is certainly not a "security cam" and is almost blind at night since it has no IR or night vision capability.  However...as a weather cam it has really surprised me.  First photo is Hurricane Irma's outer bands and the other two are lightning over the Gulf of Mexico.  You might want to consider having a second cam like this one which does the "beauty shots" while the main does the night vision work.

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« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2019, 11:53:20 AM »
IR wouldn't help much with the camera being behind a window.  The glass would reflect the IR and blind the camera.
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Re: Weather Station Webcam Recommendations
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2019, 05:03:07 PM »
It's also 140 feet up so all any IR would shine on is the occasional bird flying by. 8-)

My point is (was?) for weather cam duty it might be more efficient to have one low-sensitivity camera to catch things like lightning instead of trying to do it all with one that is blinded by lightning at night.

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Re: Weather Station Webcam Recommendations
« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2019, 10:50:43 AM »
It works for you, and that's what's important.  I was just pointing out that windows reflect IR.  Mine are not blinded by lightning at all.  It just produces a well lit black and white image.  Results can vary based on exact camera settings, exposure time and dynamic range for example.
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