View Full Version : Ravines camera images for a year

02-28-2009, 05:03 PM
I took the 9:00 AM (or thereabouts) Ravines camera image for every day from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007 and put them into a video.

It is at

02-28-2009, 05:30 PM
That's awesome...it's amazing how fast winter comes in in October, and how fast it leaves in May...

02-28-2009, 06:58 PM
Well, I guess I can scratch that off the ideas for an Obscast. :(

02-28-2009, 07:32 PM
Well, I guess I can scratch that off the ideas for an Obscast. :(
Oh wow! I can remove the video if you want.

02-28-2009, 10:06 PM
No, you can keep it. I will just have to find a way to make it fresh or better. Plus it is one idea from a list of 50 or so, so no worries.

Bill O
02-28-2009, 10:34 PM
That video has some serious potential. It's a great database of images.

But I do think it needs some work. First, the blurred and 100% obscured images don't add much. They should be removed. Second, you need to compress the whole thing down to about 30 seconds or less. Put it on a five minute loop that repeats, but a five minute time lapse is way too long. Viewers lose interest after about 20 seconds. A good time lapse is continuous motion, not just a fast slideshow.

Some quick math. If you have about 300 keepers (after removing the blurry images) at 15 frames per second. That's exactly a 20 second movie.

With some editting it could turn into a professional looking piece the Obs uses on its A roll loops at the Weather Disc Center and on the weather wall.

03-01-2009, 05:02 AM

Some very good suggestions. It would be real easy to make it better than what I could put together. Some real video editing software would help for a start - which I do not have.

03-01-2009, 07:43 AM
You should take a look at http://timecam.tv/

I found out about it from the Ossipee Lake cam


It lets you adjust the speed of viewing a time lapse and the length (today, yesterday, week, month, etc)

Pricing is weird though, it's a monthly service.


Steve M
03-01-2009, 12:48 PM
Really cool stuff. I can't wait to see the progress on this.