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Re: Webcam links

Postby pernaczy » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:10 pm

pernaczy wrote:
ace2 wrote:Now able to overlay weather data all via scripts

Problem:
It takes about 15-20 seconds for the first script to get an image from the camera and to save it on the serwer so I need to delay the start of the second script about 15-20 seconds in order the NEWEST image was overlaid with weather data. I tried tu use "sleep($seconds)" function but without success (I'm not expert in PHP).
Can someone help me with this?

It took me some time (I'm relatively old man)to understand how to implement PHP "sllep()" function but I DID IT, so in this matter help is not needed anymore.
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Re: Webcam links

Postby ace2 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:55 pm

Sorry couldn't have helped, all my script save to local with a separate script uploading the latest picture to server. This way I have minimal wait time between shots.
Takes 1 to 3 seconds to download off camera, put the overlay on and save to local.

I use this method to capture lightening as well.
After hours I run a script to monitor the ftp save location, if the camera detects motion and saves a picture, the script kicks in and starts a 1 hour timer taking a shot every 4 seconds...
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Re: Webcam links

Postby pernaczy » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:32 pm

Thanks Chris for showing willingness to help. My first problem is the speed of internet connection. I'm not going to tell the details because I don't want you to die from laughing.
I think it is enough to say that to load ~200kB picture from camera to server takes ~17 seconds. This is the reality in a small village "in bushes" I'm living in. I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to justify the way I have chosen to show my camera on my website. And my second problem is just the lack of knowledge (html, PHP etc). :oops: And here there is nothing you can do except to learn (or to ask for help :lol: ).

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Re: Webcam links

Postby ace2 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:34 am

There is one thing do you can do that'll help.
lower your file size a bit, I'm running at 720HD which is 1280*720 but the actual file size is only 64Kb....
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Re: Webcam links

Postby pernaczy » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:06 am

Thanks you again. This is the possibility I did not think of. Now I have file 70k - 100k and the time of loadnig dropped significantly.
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Re: Webcam links

Postby MickinMoulden » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:22 am

Back to topic. The bottom pic will display a live picture, so for you lot in the UK, it will most likely be dark hahaha. 9.5hrs+GMT. This is a 960x720 picture at 20% jpeg image quality on Yawcam. I find at this lower resolution that it captures lightning much better than higher quality (where the frame rate has to go slower). The 20% enables quicker loading of the time lapse feature and can load 720, 1min photos with 30Mb (each pic about 30kb). To view the lightning images go here: https://www.facebook.com/29759796028273 ... =3&theater
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Re: Webcam links

Postby ronwright418 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:53 pm

I just converted an unused Android cell phone to a Web Cam using the following link: http://lifehacker.com/build-a-wi-fi-web ... =pulsenews. I then made it my Weather Cam. Seems to work well (up for about a week). Links: http://68.99.164.118:8080/shot.jpg (change shot.jpg to jsfs.html for video) and http://computerwright.com/weather/index.htm. Can't show a display like the previous one, (all I can say about that is, "WOW" and "AWESOME", but the trees in the background do give a pretty display in the fall.
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Re: Webcam links

Postby Ben1551 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:52 pm

Just got the camera need to add the weather data over the top but yawcam dosen't seem to like connecting to the camera.
Anyway here is a link http://flyingchopservers.co.uk/Ipcamera/
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Re: Webcam links

Postby johnschols » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:06 am

My site showing sky photos slideshow : http://solarschols.familyds.com/drupal/weather

Cumulus weather page : http://solarschols.familyds.com/ link to sky photos is via webcam button

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Re: Webcam links

Postby KetteringUK » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:48 am

Currently a simple sky facing camera. Been recording images and time-lapse for a while so need to look at options for publishing them.

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Re: Webcam links

Postby meteoliri » Sat May 09, 2015 8:36 am

ciao from Italy
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Re: Webcam links

Postby K8POS » Thu May 14, 2015 3:56 am

Now that I finally have mine running with IP Time Lapse.
Camera is looking South East. Catch some really cool moon rises on the time lapse
http://melvinweather.com/skyeye.htm

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Re: Webcam links

Postby nitrx » Thu May 14, 2015 12:45 pm

Nice (starting at 4.50 am your time) mine is north-situatud on the Northern Hemisphere so no moon

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Re: Webcam links

Postby ace2 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:40 pm

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Re: Webcam links

Postby PaulMy » Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:04 pm

Well done :clap:

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