[K12OSN] Capturing snapshots from camera

Rob Owens rob.owens at biochemfluidics.com
Tue Nov 4 14:42:05 UTC 2008

Have you looked into zoneminder?  http://www.zoneminder.com/

In my brief research that I've done on this subject, it seems the best
solution is to get an IP camera by a reputable manufacturer.  I think
Axis was recommended on some of the sites I viewed.


Brian Chivers wrote:
> I've been asked to setup a camera over looking our College's playing
> field to capture an image every 30 minutes so we can see how much it is
> being used.
> I have a camera with that has a composite video output that I'd like to
> use and a video input card (not sure if it linux compatible, if not I'll
> get one that is *grin*) but I'm not sure what software to use to do this.
> Not worried about motion sensing just need a jpg or something every X
> minutes
> Does anyone do this ? Any ideas or pointer where to start.
> Thanks
> Brian Chivers
> Portsmouth College
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