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Offline Jiles111

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Re: Weather Stations w/ Webcams
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2009, 09:54:46 PM »
Beautiful shots.  Does it PTZ?  Is it outside?  What free software?

No it is not a PTZ. Its a Digital Camera that is placed in the window. I live out in the country so I hardly get any type of reflective light but it does pretty good for what little light I get. The software is called VM95. You can get it from http://www.video-monitoring.com/about_VM95.htm
« Last Edit: January 02, 2009, 09:57:15 PM by Jiles111 »

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Re: Weather Stations w/ Webcams
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2009, 11:08:14 AM »
I'm sorry I have to ask, what is PTZ?  :oops: :oops:

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Re: Weather Stations w/ Webcams
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2009, 11:47:46 AM »
It's pan/tilt/zoom.

Thanks for the link.

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Re: Weather Stations w/ Webcams
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2009, 06:15:49 PM »
Olympus 5MP Digital Cam converted to webcam (ebay 45$) Free Software to run it. Free FTP program (Comes with Windows). Powered 12' USB cable 18$ (Note that at night, the camera zooms back out. In the day it Zooms back in. All part of the software)

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Re: Weather Stations w/ Webcams
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2009, 11:57:21 PM »
There's a seriously long thread on this general topic at weather-watch (which appears to be down now) if I recall correctly, that got me to use an old Canon point&shoot as a hi-res webcam. Unfortunately I can't use VM95, but Canon has their own program to control the camera from a computer, not as many features though... I cobbled together a few more programs to allow me to place weather data on the photo and FTP it to my website... I turn it off at night though...

I'll bet you can find that thread at weather-watch by searching for "VM95"...

[edit] weather-watch back up... here's the thread:

http://www.weather-watch.com/smf/index.php/topic,21797.0.html
« Last Edit: January 04, 2009, 11:02:49 AM by ncpilot »
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Re: Weather Stations w/ Webcams
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2009, 11:12:17 AM »
Wow Jiles, those are some great images! If you were concerned about night images, this is surely the route to go as I have not seen a camera provide such a crisp picture.

I was thinking about a camera for the live video stream but now I'm thinking if it is even necessary. Being new to this, I don't know if there will be a benefit for me to use live video. I was thinking about it just to add another facet to the weather station.

Any pro's/con's for live video stream vs still images every 1, 2, 3, etc. min?

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Re: Weather Stations w/ Webcams
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2009, 11:55:10 AM »
Live video eats bandwidth.
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