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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:42 am 
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I wonder who or what adjusted the Orpen camera? Did anyone manage to capture it happening?


An elephant probably bumped the cam :naughty:

Unfortunately nobody captured the moment on cam. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
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:redface: Indeed something happened to the webcam or the structure it is attached to and it must have moved in one direction or another. That threw out all the pre-programmed positions of the camera! So the webcam thinks it is looking at the waterhole but in the mean time it is aiming into the bush!

Apologies for that! I'll ask our colleagues at Orpen to check the brackets, etc. and then I'll re-program it.

Thanks for your patience!

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
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Thank you, Danie and colleagues :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
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Thank´s for the working and the Info Danie!

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
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Danie wrote:
:redface: Indeed something happened to the webcam or the structure it is attached to and it must have moved in one direction or another. That threw out all the pre-programmed positions of the camera! So the webcam thinks it is looking at the waterhole but in the mean time it is aiming into the bush!

Apologies for that! I'll ask our colleagues at Orpen to check the brackets, etc. and then I'll re-program it.

Thanks for your patience!


The Orpen webcam is fine again! No need not to involve our colleagues at Orpen. It was not even one of our four legged friends who bumped it! It just needed a few reboots to fix the software glitch on the software of the camera guiding it to all the pre-programmed positions.

Happy camming!

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
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BEEG Thank You, Danie and all concerned! :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

So glad your four-legged colleagues are innocent this time. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
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Thank you Danie :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Orpen's down - literally looking at the spoor on the ground except we can't see it in the dark. :( :(


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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
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Not complaining, just curious to know what has happened at Orpen that the cam does this and then goes back to 'normal' again.

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
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Orpen Webcam seems to be misbehaving at the moment and is stuck at the moment. Remote reboots did not help at all. Technicians will be visiting the webcam physically to perform a "cold" start to see if that helps.

At the moment the webcam is stuck looking at the Orpen Gate buildings at the moment which is not ideal... :redface:

Hopefully there is nothing wrong electronically with the webcam.

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
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Thanks for your efforts...
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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
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Danie wrote:
Orpen Webcam seems to be misbehaving at the moment and is stuck at the moment. Remote reboots did not help at all. Technicians will be visiting the webcam physically to perform a "cold" start to see if that helps.

At the moment the webcam is stuck looking at the Orpen Gate buildings at the moment which is not ideal... :redface:

Hopefully there is nothing wrong electronically with the webcam.


Thanks to Paul at Orpen and his team, the camera was "cold started" and it seems to be a lot better now, however, there still seems to be a bit of a problem with the preset positions changing all the time or the base of the camera not staying at the same reference. Paul and his team will check that soon!.

For now, the touring is still switched off and the static angle (wide angle/full view of whole water hole) of the Orpen webcam is shown - no touring :(

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
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Thanks Danie, and your and Paul's efforts were rewarded with a lovely leopard on the cam at 17:54 :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Cam Down?
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Thank you so much Danie, and Paul and his team, for all your efforts. :gflower: :gflower:

We will enjoy Orpen as we used to see it until you can get the touring sorted out.

Gorgeous leopard I missed a little earlier. Glad it was saved. :clap: :clap: :dance:


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