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Re: Rép. : [K12OSN] Capturing snapshots from camera



See? If you had been just a tad more explicit as to what you were looking to be looking at, we would have saved a lot of time, here. . .

Is there any indoor location with a clear view of that field?  Some regular webcams come with software that will sit there and record, but only capture any data when there is actual activity. Kinda like a motion-activated video recorder. Had a good sized hard drive in an olod laptop connected to a decent quality webcam with the motion-activated recorder and there ya go. You should be able to see geese in even an inexpensive webcam unless the field is a quarter mile away or something. . .

DS

Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
De Queen Public Schools
De Queen, AR
simpsond leopards k12 ar us
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>>> Brian Chivers <brian portsmouth-college ac uk> 11/4/2008 12:39 PM >>>
OK I'll give you all little more background and it might explain my need 
for quality :-)

You assumed that we're looking at people :-) we need to count GEESE yes 
that's right we need to know how many geese roughly are using our field 
before we are allowed to build a new college. These are  Brent geese 
that come over from Canada to feed etc & the local nature people have 
said we need to have numbers before we can go ahead, they've said that 
snapshots would be OK.

It's ridiculous that geese are stopping us build a new College but it's 
taken almost 3 years to get to this point !!!!

Brian

Doug Simpson wrote:
> You aren't needing to read the labels on their clothes. . . you just need to see if there is someone *there*. . .
>
> "Quality" isn't as much of a factor as "the presence of" if you are using this for the described purpose.
>
> DS
>
> Doug Simpson
> Technology Specialist
> De Queen Public Schools
> De Queen, AR
> simpsond leopards k12 ar us 
> "A Dollar Saved is a Dollar Earned"
>
>
>   
>>>> Brian Chivers <brian portsmouth-college ac uk> 11/4/2008 7:54 AM >>>
>>>>         
> Problem is that the webcams don't have the sort of lens that we'd need.
>
> I'm looking at a package called "webcam" that's part of xawtv at the mo to see if that'll do it.
>
> Brian
>
> Guy-Michel Lessard wrote:
>   
>> My gut feeling is do'nt touch that, get a Linux compatible webcam. It 
>> will be a lot less hassle. I'm sure there will be members here that can 
>> suggest easy to get compatible webcams.
>>
>>
>>  >>> Brian Chivers <brian portsmouth-college ac uk> 2008-11-04 06:47:24 >>>
>> 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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