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Camera recommendations
« on: August 30, 2018, 07:50:07 AM »
At the moment I have a Raspberry Pi taking pictures and FTPing them to my Mac Mini for WeatherCat to use.

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This works well but it gets a lot of reflections from the window it is behind.

So I am after a wireless waterproof IP camera that allow pictures to be sent on a scheduled basis and not just when motion is detected.

Thanks

John

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Anymore? (Re: Camera recommendations)
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 11:25:54 PM »
Dear John and WeatherCat weather cinematographers,

. . . . .
So I am after a wireless waterproof IP camera that allow pictures to be sent on a scheduled basis and not just when motion is detected.

I still have an old USB webcam pointing out the window.  I have put a box around it to avoid the reflections problem, but I really should upgrade.  :-[

There are a number of folks around here with some nice outdoor camera setups.  Anyone willing to share their experiences?

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: Camera recommendations
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 11:39:14 PM »
I'm using a Sharx camera and love it, but it's indoor through the window. They have an outdoor wireless camera but their website says is is currently out of stock. I suggest you call them and ask about a residential outdoor wireless and see what they tell you. They make great cameras but don't have the greatest website.
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Re: Camera recommendations
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 03:35:17 PM »
I also use a Sharx camera (SCNC3924), wireless (or PoE), Infrared for night 'vision'. I don't use the 'motion' activation or sound functions. It is very reliable, highly programable and stable. The company is very cooperative and quick to answer questions. However, it is more expensive than most USB-only cameras.

BTW, many of us have banners below all our posts that will usually take you to our weather sites. My 'web cam' page is mid-southweather.com/webcam.html

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Re: Camera recommendations
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 09:17:16 AM »
As a follow up to my own post I got one of these

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07147C7SW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

My first idea was to FTP the picture to WeatherCat but this didn't work as the pictures had a different file name depending on the date and time.
A bit of googling and I find a way to link directly to the video stream on the camera.

http://192.168.1.XX/tmpfs/auto.jpg?usr=USERNAME&pwd=PASSWORD (just in case anyone is interested

Seems to work ok

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Re: Camera recommendations
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 09:18:55 AM »
PS - I don't seem to have got the "add banner to forum posting" bit sorted yet ! I will work on it....

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Re: Camera recommendations
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 03:39:51 PM »
Looks like you have most of the “banner” code correct. You still need the opening url tag and the url of your site in front of what you now have.
[ url=yourSiteUrl][ img ][ url= ...
Note: You don’t need the spaces, I had to add them so the forum software would not try to make the text into a link.

The first url makes the image a link to your site. The second url points to the location of the image on your space, which you already have correct.

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Re: Camera recommendations
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2018, 07:18:44 PM »
Looks like a good camera pick. Let us know how it turns out after more rain has descended on it.
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Re: Camera recommendations
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2018, 10:24:57 PM »
I am using the outdoor Sharx SCNC3905 camera. It is very good. I have tried my other USB, Firewire, and network cameras. This one beats them all.



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