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



Youre really screwed with this. OK there you go, either ou get a quality webcam (glass zoom lens, ...) or a capture card and a cctv camera. I still think that the webcam would be the easy way.
 


>>> Brian Chivers <brian portsmouth-college ac uk> 2008-11-05 05:26:17 >>>
Sorry, I was a little "embarrassed" to say what I actually need it to do :-)

The lawyers have looked into this & it's them that have told us we'd have to do it :-/

Brian

Doug Simpson wrote:
> 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
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> Doug Simpson
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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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