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will lightening trigger motion detection on most cameras?

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Re: will lightening trigger motion detection on most cameras

Postby ace2 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:37 am

Intheswamp wrote:Hey Ace...how'd the camera do for lightning detection?


I captured some black shots, but only had 1 storm so far.
Still using the cameras motion detection plus another script that runs for 1 hour capturing a jpg every 4 secobds if motion is detected.

So just waiting for a storm!!!!
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Re: will lightening trigger motion detection on most cameras

Postby ace2 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:15 am

A little update, my camera was attacked by rain drops last night which set the motion detection off resulting in 588 photo of blackness.

The up side, the detection + scripts work correctly!

To make up for the negative bit, here is a rainbow...


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Re: will lightening trigger motion detection on most cameras

Postby MickinMoulden » Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:13 am

I've got 100's of lightning shots. I wouldn't use capture every xx seconds. You'd be lucky to get anything. I just use motion detection to take 10 shots. Some lightning take up all 10 frames. I can then stack them into 1 shot. All my lightning shots are in an album on Facebook.
I thought my logitec Pro9000 would be good, but the quality is crap. Any suggestions?
Ps. Computer crashed 3 days ago, this runs as my server.
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Re: will lightening trigger motion detection on most cameras

Postby ace2 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:17 am

I now use both together, I primary use the camera's motion detection to detect lightning and a script to monitor this which activates a 1 hour timer to capture a shot every 3 - seconds.
I don't run any stream monitoring software at all...
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Re: will lightening trigger motion detection on most cameras

Postby jdc » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:09 am

Just a thought, I have 'Axis' cameras for security and in the Axis software there is a 'Prebuffer' setting - I have mine at 5sec, so I get 5sec of video before the trigger event. Someone much smarter than me could possibly write a script this for a webcam(?)


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