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21-Jun-19: I now have an infra-red illuminator, and it's been very useful.
With the IR lighting, you can see the gulls wandering around, oblivious to
the attention of the webcam. Warning: occasionally a gull might jump up onto
the window sill, blocking the view.
For an example of the sort of thing that you can see on the camera, have a look
at these videos:
- Q: I'm getting 'page not found' - or other errors - when trying to view
- A: It could be that I've changed the Wi-Fi settings or my No-IP
subscription has expired, or other networking issue. There's a lot that can
go wrong with this fragile setup: I could trip over a cable, the camera might
unplug itself by falling off the window sill, the router might develop a fault -
and those are just the things that could happen before the Internet
connection. 'Tis probably best to phone me and ask me what's happening - not
that I can guarantee that I'll know, of course.
- Q: The picture is tiny. Why?
- A: This is because the live streaming video is known as 'preview
mode'; when recording images, the picture is much bigger. I've increased the
preview window size to 800 (02-Jul-19).
- Q: Why do the colours look weird?
- A: The camera is a 'Raspberry Pi NoIR' camera, which does not have an
infra-red filter and is designed to be used with an IR illuminator.
I quite like the way that trees look various shades of purple, depending on
the season. Many objects look quite different in the infra-red spectrum.
- Q: The screen is dark. Why?
- Your monitor is off.
- The computer is off.
- It's night-time and I haven't set-up the IR illuminator.
- Q: Why isn't there any sound?
- A: It's a video-only camera - no microphone, no codec chip, so no audio.
12-Aug-19: The camera was off for ages after I changed the Wi-Fi settings - and forgot to change them on the PiCam, of course - same old thing. I estimate that it's been off since June 2019 - maybe earlier.
Thanks to a Mr. F. Landa (hmm, that name sounds familiar!) for notifying me of the outage.