WebCam Timelapse – July 6, 2007

The first timelapse of monsoon season.

I’ve set up my WebCam to create small timelapse movies of the scene out my window. Here’s the one from yesterday, the first day this season that clouds began to build up and come our way.

You’ll have to click the movie frame to play it; I’ve set it up like this so the folks who don’t want the download don’t need it clogging up their bandwidth. You’ll also need QuickTime player (or a related plugin, I guess) to view it.

If you like this kind of stuff, please let me know. I might use the larger WebCam image to make a movie, but I won’t bother if no one wants to see it.

Also, I know the camera’s placement isn’t perfect. My Mexican Bird of Paradise bush has gotten quite large and is blocking the view. Unfortunately, the camera has to be within cable distance of my Mac. Again, if folks like the WebCam and the movies — and take a moment to tell me using the Comments link or form for this post — I’m far more likely to fine tune things to improve them.

January 3, 2009 Update: Since writing this, I’ve taken the Webcam offline. It really wasn’t worth keeping a computer turned on all day, every day. I may revisit this in the future, but at this point, I wouldn’t count on it.

3 thoughts on “WebCam Timelapse – July 6, 2007

  1. I’ve set up the larger view to start making movies, too. The next time there’s a good one — probably tomorrow morning, since today’s already cloudy — I’ll post that instead. I’m just concerned about file size. We’ll see how big the file gets.

What do you think?