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#1 cleveland

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:56 PM

There seemed to be enough interest in the oracle 72 thread for a southbay cam, that it warranted its own thread. 

 

I'm going to my buddies place this afternoon to snap some pics. They have highspeed microwave internet. 

 

Probably the closest hill to the Orace base, viewing from northwest, so building may obscure yard and some channel. 

 

if some one else wanted to take donations and buy equipment that would be rad. Ill copy the suggestions from the OR thread so far.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:02 PM

ozchrisb, on 06 May 2013 - 10:59, said:snapback.png

cleveland, on 06 May 2013 - 10:45, said:snapback.png

Someone want to post some links to available cams? how much does this stuff really cost? $500? $1k? a list of prospective tech would help. We could move this discussion to a new thread as well. 

 

I'm pretty sure St Francis and the Cafe cam use these http://nuspectra.com...ras-pantiltzoom so ~$650 to $2k plus the control software is another $1k plus hosting. You can get them to host too, which I assume rolls in the software cost but there's no procing on that

The St. Francis YC camera is probably this ~$1,400 one: http://nuspectra.com...oom-camera.html (note 40x  zoom).



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:14 PM

heres his house on texas st, and proximity to oracle, basically end of the closest hill.

 

 

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:15 PM

Probably should wait till we confirm everyone is happy with the view before we take donations.

 

I can take donations from anyone in NZ that doesn't have a PayPal acct and then forward them on.

I know thats how Kiwing is going to do it.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:30 PM

ok great i agree about the view. i also think that, like someone else mentioned in the oracle thread, maybe a stationary cam on the base would be cheaper/easier to start with. The house is a little less than a mile to the base.

 

here is a shitty google maps look at the view just a little down the block from the house. even from this focal length and perspective you can still see the base and the crane pretty well. 

 

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:11 PM

Can I chuck up a few existing ones as well to get them in one place? (I know you're all dreaming of a remote controlled, super HD, mega zoom...but in the mean time)

 

http://www.earthcam....a/sanfrancisco/

 

http://www.earthcam....ldengatebridge/

 

http://www.mapwest.c..._cam/index.html

 

http://webmarin.com/

 

http://www.rntl.net/sausalitocam.htm

 

http://scienceview.berkeley.edu/view/

 

Controllable:

 

http://www.mtc.ca.go...cts/bay_bridge/

 

http://www.pier39.co...ea-lion-webcam/

 

St. Francis   http://207.150.197.186/

 

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:13 PM

can I park my 37' Motor Home out front ??



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:09 AM

Wherever the camera ends up, the thing I like most about this discussion is the possibility that we could limit control access to SA camera drivers who know what they're looking at and able to anticipate crosses, turns, etc.

 

The Kiwi outfit that provides the hi-def day-long sequenced snapshot view of the ETNZ base are http://www.snapithd.com. They are innovating at an amazing pace. Their website also seems to imply they are working on full-motion stuff.  



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:30 AM

Many cams come with their own built in web server.  If you have the option, one with multiple access levels might work best.  One for an administrator, perhaps a level for SA contributors that allows for prioritized control, and then perhaps one for anyone that happens along and wants to play. 

 

Wherever the camera ends up, the thing I like most about this discussion is the possibility that we could limit control access to SA camera drivers who know what they're looking at and able to anticipate crosses, turns, etc.

 

The Kiwi outfit that provides the hi-def day-long sequenced snapshot view of the ETNZ base are http://www.snapithd.com. They are innovating at an amazing pace. Their website also seems to imply they are working on full-motion stuff.  

 

This might help avoid waiting for peeps who priorities are less out of whack than our own.

 

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:39 AM

This should be entirely funded from the Anarchy Challenge fund bank account which at last count had ~ $16K IIRC before radio silence set in. 



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:42 AM

^ Well, that might work except that THIS SA contributor sucks the big kumara when it comes to controlling the cam :P



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:44 AM


The Kiwi outfit that provides the hi-def day-long sequenced snapshot view of the ETNZ base are http://www.snapithd.com. They are innovating at an amazing pace. Their website also seems to imply they are working on full-motion stuff.  

If SnapitHd is a Kiwi company then why not ask if they can demonstrate and show off their Kiwi tech prowess, with an ETNZ base cam? Maybe from the crane?

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:47 AM


The Kiwi outfit that provides the hi-def day-long sequenced snapshot view of the ETNZ base are http://www.snapithd.com. They are innovating at an amazing pace. Their website also seems to imply they are working on full-motion stuff.  

If SnapitHd is a Kiwi company then why not ask if they can demonstrate and show off their Kiwi tech prowess, with an ETNZ base cam? Maybe from the crane?

They'd want it installed inside of the OR base, don't think that would fly.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:52 AM

^ That's actually quite funny.

What better way for an NZ webcam specialist to do great things than set up and sponsor an OR Base live-cam from a strategic spot? The opposite too, it's a not-bad hook :)

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:48 AM

I've been lurking in all the threads, but I feel that I should add this here. 

 

I suggest, instead of playing around with paypal, etc., you try Kickstarter instead. I'm not really familiar with it as a project owner, but as a contributor it's super easy. It automatically charges my amazon account, does not charge me until the project is fully funded (so I'm not out the $$ if we don't get enough donations), and it seems generally good for these types of projects. I know I would be much more comfortable sending money into this rather than a random paypal account.

 

Like I said, I've never run a project on it, so I don't know if it will work exactly. I see that they do take a 5% fee of donations, and I'm not sure if it will work for the people outside the U.S. who want to contribute. Still, I encourage whoever is in charge to check it out.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:25 AM

kickstarter is super easy, not a bad idea at all.

 

heres some shots from about an hour before sunset with my iphone.

 

zoomed out all the way. you can see most of the south bay, at least that closest to oracle. the building is easy and so is the tower, you could definitely see the if the wing is up, but wouldn't be able to see the yard or most of the channel.

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here is zoomed in half way on the iphone:

 

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Artemis full iphone zoom:

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And the bridge, unfortunately not a line to any of the water front piers:

you can see the lights from att park there in the corner. 

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:31 AM

My buddies place recently had Monkey Brains  high speed internet setup. So we could have a dedicated IPwith its own separate microwave receiver for $250 instillation and 35$ a month. 

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

I've been lurking in all the threads, but I feel that I should add this here. 

 

I suggest, instead of playing around with paypal, etc., you try Kickstarter instead. I'm not really familiar with it as a project owner, but as a contributor it's super easy. It automatically charges my amazon account, does not charge me until the project is fully funded (so I'm not out the $$ if we don't get enough donations), and it seems generally good for these types of projects. I know I would be much more comfortable sending money into this rather than a random paypal account.

 

Like I said, I've never run a project on it, so I don't know if it will work exactly. I see that they do take a 5% fee of donations, and I'm not sure if it will work for the people outside the U.S. who want to contribute. Still, I encourage whoever is in charge to check it out.

 

Good suggestion - I can vouch that it will work for those outside the US just fine.
 



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

Maybe even put some ads on the camera page?



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:12 AM

Not to be a Bubble Buster, But .....................................

 

ya might wann see what CO$T you'll incur should a heep of people all start to Stretch Yer Bandwidth !!!!!! 

 

I looked into that and NOFACKINGWAY would that account go on my name/credit

 

you could get a $50,000 monthly bill from your ISP (Or MORE)







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