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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby Tom124 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:44 pm

Thankyou Bishop! This takes a lot of time and dedication. Its a brilliant idea, but my only concern is that cam-watching is now redundant. :(
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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby bishop3006 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:41 pm

Tom,

You're welcome, but a couple of things. *I* don't do the movies - that's SANParks staff, such as Pieter, that did all the development work and now has programs to do all the work.

They create the videos and then upload them to YouTube. I sign onto YouTube every so often, or not often, and watch the videos that are there, one per cam per day, and delete some (most actually) and keep some. They trust my judgement in terms of what to keep and what to delete, the only guidance being that it must be good in terms of advertisement for the parks. Thus videos with little activity is not good.

So, I delete far more than I keep (probably in the order of, or even less than, 1 in every 10 is kept), thus you don't have to worry about cam-watching becoming redundant. Not anytime soon.
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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:54 pm

bishop3006 wrote:Tom,

You're welcome, but a couple of things. *I* don't do the movies - that's SANParks staff, such as Pieter, that did all the development work and now has programs to do all the work.

They create the videos and then upload them to YouTube. I sign onto YouTube every so often, or not often, and watch the videos that are there, one per cam per day, and delete some (most actually) and keep some. They trust my judgement in terms of what to keep and what to delete, the only guidance being that it must be good in terms of advertisement for the parks. Thus videos with little activity is not good.

So, I delete far more than I keep (probably in the order of, or even less than, 1 in every 10 is kept), thus you don't have to worry about cam-watching becoming redundant. Not anytime soon.

:thumbs_up: Bishop and :clap: to you and the SANParks staff !

I agree...cam-watching will never become redundant.
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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby Dotty » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:09 pm

I can't believe cam watching will ever stop either :wink: There is nothing like the thrill of seeing an animal arrive and know it is happening NOW as you sit at your pc
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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:13 pm

:thumbs_up: Dots ! :D
The NOW and the thrill....magic !
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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby Dotty » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:17 pm

:D :thumbs_up:I was on the phone to a friend in SA when an Ellie arrived last week She couldn't see it (no PC) but she was excited to think of it
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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:19 pm

:D :thumbs_up:
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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby Tom124 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:10 pm

:D Great to hear I think all the Sanparks staff are doing a fantastic job!
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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby bishop3006 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:28 pm

Orpen Cam 2009-09-27

Timelapse of Orpen Webcam. Starts off with elephant, and elephant pay visits right through the day, both bulls and breeding herds - no less than six elephant sightings. Further there's impala, blue wildebeest, warthog, hyaena, steenbok, scrub hare at night, and also some eagles during the day.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_eqVADetDo[/video]

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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby Siobain » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:34 pm

Great movie, thanks to all involved. :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby MATTHYS » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:47 pm

Thanks, Bishop ! 8)
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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby bishop3006 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:55 pm

Kept one, deleted 11... :redface:
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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:00 pm

After Forum Awards selection got some time to start screening videos again... :tongue:

Orpen Cam 2009-09-26

Timelapse of Orpen Webcam. The ubiquitous impala are seen right throughout the day, and then blue wildebeest, warthog, baboon a number of times, some nice kudu, the always delightful drinking giraffe, a good elephant bull and a breeding elephant herd with calves, some buffalo bulls, and a leopard to round it off. Unfortunately the animals' "redeployment" of the light makes the night sightings a bit difficult to see, and things like the white-tailed mongoose are extremely difficult to see.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV9xYCLoXwo[/video]

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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:56 pm

Nossob Cam 2009-10-22

Timelapse of Nossob Webcam. Starts off with a leopard and male lion within minutes just after midnight, leaving one wondering how much we miss at night when the cam's off... Also to be seen is blue wildebeest kicking up dust, secretary birds strutting around (and of course lots of other unidentified birds), springbok, humans doing maintenance shortly after noon, red hartebeest, gemsbok, and the ever-present black-backed jackal.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECM4aesmFRo[/video]

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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread postby bishop3006 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:36 pm

Satara Cam 2009-10-28

Timelapse of Satara Webcam. Interesting one this. Around 03H47 a serval parks off at the waterhole for a couple of minites, sitting there crystal clear in all his glory, and then a martial eagle takes over the waterhole for an hour and a half from 10H30! Sitting in the water, it is almost as if he intimidates even the impala and zebra to stay away. And there's a number of nice close-ups of him too. Also paying visits are hyaena, jackal, blue wildebeest, zebra, impala, an elephant bull, kudu, buffalo and steenbok.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY0aLFEfkTY[/video]

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