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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread post by bishop3006 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:12 pm

Nossob Cam 2009-07-16

The morning is quiet, but then the blue wildebeest and springbok, and some oryx here and there, almost camp out from around 1230 right through to after 1700. The night is quiet again and you can stop watching when it gets dark.



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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread post by vlakvarksegat » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:01 pm

Great stuff bishop. Is there any way that I can slow it down for myself. Some images are just a flash and gets me very curious, but doesn't matter what I do, I can't even stop the image on the exact spot to see what I missed. :redface: . PLEASE HELP because curiosity will kill this vlakvark. :wall: :wall:
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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread post by bishop3006 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:13 pm

Vlakvark, I don't know of a way either, other than downloading it onto your PC and opening it in a video editor - I have the same problem when I screen them. :tongue:
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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread post by bishop3006 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:17 pm

Satara Cam 2009-08-30

The hyaenas seem to be denning close by, or they are very thirsty, because they sure are around a lot at night! And not even speaking about the impala during the day. Other than those you can see zebra, steenbok, black-backed jackal, or course lots of birds, and some nice big daggha bulls - old cantankerous buffalo bulls.



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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread post by bishop3006 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:17 pm

Satara Cam 2009-08-31

The brief African Wild Cat sighting at 0020 is very rare! Other than that the usual culprits put in their appearances: steenbok, black-backed jackal, hyaena, buffalo, impala, blue wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, and of course the birds.



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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread post by bishop3006 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:02 pm

Orpen Cam 2009-09-02

The night start is quiet, with the ubiquitous impala providing lots of movement. Also to be seen is steenbok, blue wildebeest, warthog, buffalo (a whole crowd of daggha boys!) and jackal. And the elephant breeding herd at night tops it all off. Especially look around 21H25 for the couple of close-ups of the elephant. Unfortunately the magic of the close-up photos of the webcams diappear a bit on the movie, but still fine viewing.



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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread post by bishop3006 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:04 pm

Orpen Cam 2009-09-13

Quite a nice spread of animals today. Buffalo, Impala, Blue wildebeest, Elephant, Zebra, Warthog, Kudu, Giraffe, Hyaena and Leopard, with the Marabou stork around almost the whole morning, and the buffalo parking off in the back the whole afternoon into the early night. Surprisingly the night is quite quiet.



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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread post by bishop3006 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:32 pm

Orpen Cam 2009-09-14

The night starts off well with a breeding herd of elephants with lots of youngsters, and the morning is quite busy, though the afternoon and night is somewhat quiet. To be seen is Elephant, Buffalo, Impala, Warthog, Zebra, Giraffe and the Eagles that are now becoming regular visitors again. Today's special: Want to see where the term "spread-eagled" comes from? Look at 1127!



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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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.



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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread post by 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.



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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread post by 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.



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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread post by 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.



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Re: Webcam time-lapse movies on YouTube

Unread post by bishop3006 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:57 pm

Satara Cam 2009-11-11

Timelapse of Satara Webcam. Interesting is the swimming, literally only with head above the water, hyaena. Watch her around 1322, 1445 and again at night. Also to be seen is buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, blue wildebeest, impala, steenbok and also a courtesy visit by marabou stork.



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