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Unread postby DuQues » Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:39 pm

We don't need money for Orpen.... We need a camera that behaves as it's supposed too... That's the big problem. IT-related affairs....
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Unread postby Mgoddard » Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:22 am

Good question, what does it cost to operate and install a webcam?

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Unread postby Wild@Heart » Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:43 am

I know the cost to purchase and setup the cams is in the region of R20 000,00. As for the operating costs and maintenance I have no idea ..
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Unread postby Mgoddard » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:26 am

I really liked all the different angles of the cam this am...Think its Danie...anyway, thanks a lot..really enjoyed it..

:D

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Unread postby rothk » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:29 am

:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Danie » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:22 am

Mgoddard wrote:I really liked all the different angles of the cam this am...Think its Danie...anyway, thanks a lot..really enjoyed it..

:D

I usually do not try and change too much on the cam during the day (because of bandwidth restrictions to Satara and we do need the data line to run Satara camp's e-mail, reservations, admin, etc.) but I could not resist to zoom in a bit on the Buff in the shade when I checked the connectivity to the webcam! I am glad you enjoyed it!
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Unread postby rothk » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:27 am

Hi Danie !!! You made my day. I am watching the buff since I logged in this morning. That's so amazing being so close.

Thanks :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby jfthibeau » Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:56 pm

:thumbs_up:

... nice shots ... thanks Danie
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How do I

Unread postby Sharen McLean » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:46 pm

Hi,

Ok so I am so keen on watching the webcam I posted my first message on Chit Chat instead of here. (oops) Please can you tell me why my watching seems to have got stuck on 17:16.09 I keep refreshing but the same picture comes back. I was so enjoying my "sundowner" at the water hole.
I want to be in the Kruger Park!!!!!!!!

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Unread postby Richardt » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:58 pm

Hi Sharen McLean welcome
:lol: Lots of rain :shock: :D The cam is on :shock:

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:19 pm

Sharen - don't worry, you will soon find your way around here and where the best place to post is :D I just check the cam - the time is ticking over. Try f5 and see if that clears/refreshes it for you.
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Wide Angle views

Unread postby kaggie » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:52 am

How come that some times when you activate the cam you get a wide angle or it' s on something different

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Re: Wide Angle views

Unread postby Danie » Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:52 pm

kaggie wrote:How come that some times when you activate the cam you get a wide angle or it' s on something different

Hi Kaggie, the webcam installed at the waterhole at Satara is a pan/tilt/zoom camera which can be controlled remotely. We sometimes zoom out or change the angle a bit on the cam remotely. We don't do it often because of limited bandwidth to the site which is also used for SANParks normal day-to-day business at Satara Camp itself.

The default position of the cam is the far end of the waterhole zoomed in a bit. When there is something interesting in view and I happen to be checking the cam at that specific moment, I sometimes can't resist to get a 'better' view, despite the slooooowww response we get from the webcam because of the bandwidth limitation.

Happy camming!
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satara cam

Unread postby kellyacooper2003 » Thu May 03, 2007 5:16 pm

Hi all, is there any way i can zoom in on the cam? ive seen some great sightings so far, all new to this so just learning new things. All help n tips will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks :D

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Unread postby gwendolen » Thu May 03, 2007 5:33 pm

Hi Kelly,

We can't zoom in. Only Danie (Kruger) in Pretoria can control the cam.

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