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Discuss the Orpen (KNP), Satara (KNP), Addo and Nossob (KTP) webcams
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Mischief » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:09 am

Yes please :pray: :pray: :pray: :big_eyes:
Come on Danie......we are waiting with much antici......PATION :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by MATTHYS » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:25 am

:dance: Danie ! :gflower:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Danie » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:51 pm

As children, a few teething issues... :wink: #patience
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Unread post by MATTHYS » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:54 pm

... :wink: #patience

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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:19 pm

Definitely going to be worth the wait!
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Mischief » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:06 pm

Something is definitely happening at Orpen and Satara....... :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: Go Danie and Team!
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:41 pm

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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:47 pm

Addo seems to be stuck though :hmz: :hmz:
It is 13h47 now

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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:49 pm

Thanks for the alert, Karin :gflower:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Danie » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:13 pm

Hi All

As you can see there are some images coming from Satara and Orpen webcams since earlier today :dance: BUT the images are not looking what is should look like (yet)! :sori:

Because of the higher resolution and the new aspect ratio of 16:9 of the image coming from the new webcams, the website is interpreting the images incorrectly and you only see the top left corner of the digital image (zoomed in a lot) of both Sarara and Orpen. This leads to poor picture quality and the fact that the largest portion of the image is not seen (yet) by you via the web. :oops:

Below are the wide angle views of Orpen and Satara as it should look! :D #patience as the team is working on fixing the web settings to look like the images below too! Have a look at the zoom info text in the top left corners of the two images below and compare that to what you can see currently via the web (you will notice it is heavily cropped and zoomed in with incorrect aspect ratio). :redface: BUT it will be fixed! #patience

I got these images directly off the webcams at Satara and Orpen a few minutes earlier:
Orpen:
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Satara:

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A bit more patience please! : :pray:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:15 pm

Danie wrote:A bit more patience please! : :pray:


We can do that :thumbs_up: , thank you so much, Danie :gflower:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:07 pm

Danie, just having the 2 cams back up is AMAZING! We are happy to be patient!

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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by Danie » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:31 pm

Great news!
The new Orpen webcam and the new Satara webcam are online via our website (http://www.sanparks.org/webcams)! :dance:

The website's aspect ratio issue of both the new webcams at Orpen and Satara was fixed and both images are now being published correctly on our website (http://www.sanparks.org/webcams) - thanks to Anton (our Senior Web Developer) who configured and fixed the issue on our website :D ! Thanks also to Jan and Leon from our service provider's network team who spent hours in the sun the past week to install the two webcams physically at Orpen and Satara (they were surrounded by elephants from time to time but I suppose one can call that 'work' :wink: :) )

There might still be tweeking on the image quality and other settings on the webcams and website but for now you can enjoy our two new replacement webcams at Satara and Orpen!

Thanks for all your patience and support during this process!
Have fun and happy camming! :dance: :cam:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:36 pm

Dear Danie

None of us can afford it to be in the Parks all of the time (although we would love to be).
Thank you :gflower: and Nedret :gflower: and SANParks :gflower: for making it possible for us to "be" at Satara and Orpen and Nossob and Addo, whenever we have time to watch the cams.
Such a privilege ! :D
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