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Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10


Postby Alastair S » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:44 am

I'm a software engineer by trade and my latest lunch time project has been to write a little app that captures images from a webcam and automatically makes them into a movie - all the joys of creating a time lapse movie without the need to actually move from my desk!

Anyway this is the Braemar snow gate - a webcam I often look at to check the snow conditions before I head out into the hills. This webcam is perched atop the 30 mph sign on the northern side of the village. This vid is made up of images from 7:20am to 8:00pm, captured at 1 frame per minute and replayed at 20 frames per second.


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Re: Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Postby RicKamila » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:09 am

Loved that!! I watch this webcam a lot too. Like seeing peoples reactions when the gates are closed.
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Re: Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:02 pm

That works superbly. Excellent way of demonstraiting the Scottish weather.
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Re: Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Postby sloosh » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:52 pm

Excellent. :) Now for all of the traffic cams. :wink:
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Re: Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Postby lochlaggan » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:11 pm

Excellent, rather fun!
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Re: Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Postby Alastair S » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:48 pm

Thanks folks :)

sloosh wrote:Excellent. :) Now for all of the traffic cams. :wink:

Yes, got my eyes on several possibilities including those. Once all done it will be just a case of changing a couple of lines in a config file and off you go.
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Re: Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Postby heatheronthehills » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:55 pm

Wow, that's fab! Loved how it all turned to snow as it got dark - brilliant :)
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Re: Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Postby clivegrif » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:59 pm

Hi Alastair

Thats really good! Just shows how the weather can change.

As the others have said - Excellent!
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Re: Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Postby colingray8 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:01 pm

Brilliant! I like this!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Postby IainG » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:55 pm

Brilliant! I'd love to have seen the gates closing! I stayed in the caravan site a couple of weeks ago and spotted the camera on the sign.
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Re: Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Postby denfinella » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:02 pm

Haha! If you'd done today instead of yesterday you might have seen me :)
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Re: Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Postby Alastair S » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:25 pm

And here's another one. Full 24 hours from yesterday.

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Re: Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Postby Rudolph » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:54 pm

That's brilliant.

I must be really sad as I want to see the next one to find out what happens next.
Does the plough come through? How deep does the snow get? Anybody try and get through?
We need to know!
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Re: Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Postby RyanfaeScotland » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:30 pm

Can I go all nerdy for a minute and ask what set up you are using to do this?

A linux box with some FFMPEG magic is it?
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Re: Braemar Snow Gate 2013-03-10

Postby Alastair S » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:50 pm

RyanfaeScotland wrote:A linux box with some FFMPEG magic is it?


Yes to FFMPEG, no to Linux. I'm a C# programmer so I'm using the AForge port/wrapper. Dead easy in the end (& so much easier than using Photoshop its laughable!). This question on StackOverflow got me started.
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