Timelapse New Years Eve Videos

March 21st, 2007

Here’s some videos made up of frames taken over NYE 06>07 from Aberdeen Council’s 3 webcams.

A little php script grabbed an image each minute and numerically numbered them to make it easy to import as an image sequence into flash video encoder. The ON2 codec allows for quite a big image at 15 frames per second at a reasonable bandwidth (440kbps), albeit with not much movement happening to cause video break up.

I might extend the script further to automatically grab sun-up/sun-down times from the bbc’s weather xml feed, then punt the resulting images into a short video clips courtesy of ffmpeg or similar, though I guess fading in a grey image in the background would do for 90% of the time in Aberdeen.

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