Time Lapse WebCam?

Brian Simons bpsimons at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 11:47:41 MDT 2009


How about an ethernet connected camera?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=ethernet+camera&x=0&y=0

As for software, I've had good experiences with an app called "Motion"
http://infectedproject.wordpress.com/2007/06/26/set-up-a-webcam-security-system/

I *think* it will do simple timelapse. I've always just used it for
motion detection.

On Tue, 2009-04-14 at 11:37 -0600, Kimball Larsen wrote:
> My company is building a new building, as we have outgrown our current  
> digs.  The new building is being erected about 1000ft from our current  
> location - just across 2 parking lots.  From the roof of our current  
> building, we have a very clear line of sight to the construction plot,  
> and would like to put a little camera up there that will snap a photo  
> every day that we can stitch together into a time-lapse movie of the  
> building going up.
> 
> There are 2 issues to deal with:
> a)  Zoom.  The new building is far enough away that it would appear  
> too small on most run-of-the-mill webcams.
> b)  Distance from nearest linux box.  It is likely that we'll have to  
> run a cable in excess of 50' to get from one of our always on linux  
> servers (where I could set up some software to take the shots  
> periodically) to the mount point for the camera.  Can usb go this far?
> (ok, 3 issues)
> c)  Software.  I am not at all familiar with what sorts of software  
> are available for doing this sort of thing in linux.  Can anyone make  
> any recommendations?
> 
> Thanks in advance!
> 
> 
> - Kimball
> http://www.kimballlarsen.com
> 
> 
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