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'''Suggested Webcams'''
 
'''Suggested Webcams'''
  
:Logitec WebCam Pro 9000 [http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-QuickCam-Pro-9000-Webcam/dp/B000T5GMJE]
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:Logitec WebCam Pro 9000 [http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Internet-Camera-2-0-Megapixel-Resolution/dp/B000RZQZM0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395608557&sr=8-1&keywords=logitec+9000]
  
 
::Trixology uses a Logitec WebCam Pro 9000  mounted internally, directly controlled by WeatherCat. This camera has been in use for over two years 24/7/365 with not a single problem and runs over a 5m active USB extension cable (note the maximum length for USB as recommended by the USB.org is 5m  [http://www.usb.org/developers/usbfaq#cab1]). The camera offers good value for money whilst being able to cope with the difficult task of capturing weather images in all conditions. It offers 2 megapixels physical resolution (sometimes advertised as 8 megapixels, but this is via interpolation) and a Carl Zeiss lens at a very reasonable price. As this is a UVC camera [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_video_device_class] , no drivers are required for Mac OS X.
 
::Trixology uses a Logitec WebCam Pro 9000  mounted internally, directly controlled by WeatherCat. This camera has been in use for over two years 24/7/365 with not a single problem and runs over a 5m active USB extension cable (note the maximum length for USB as recommended by the USB.org is 5m  [http://www.usb.org/developers/usbfaq#cab1]). The camera offers good value for money whilst being able to cope with the difficult task of capturing weather images in all conditions. It offers 2 megapixels physical resolution (sometimes advertised as 8 megapixels, but this is via interpolation) and a Carl Zeiss lens at a very reasonable price. As this is a UVC camera [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_video_device_class] , no drivers are required for Mac OS X.

Latest revision as of 21:03, 23 March 2014

WeatherCat can work with a webcam in one of three ways:

1. A camera connected to your Mac, controlled by WeatherCat.
2. A camera managed by a third-party application. If the software can make the current image available as a file on disk, then WeatherCat can use the image.
3. A camera connected to a network that makes its image available via http:, normally as a .jpg, .png or .gif.

To set up the way WeatherCat gets the image form your webcam, go to Preferences->WebCam.


WeatherCat can use the webcam in the following ways:

1 To provide images in various size to your Simple [1] and Custom [2] web pages.
2 To provide time-lapse movies to your Custom web [3] pages.
3 To upload your webcam image to Wunderground [4].
4 To save images and movies to your hard-disk for further archival and/or editing. Images can be kept for up to 24 hours, movies for up to 7 days.

Images/movie frames can be captured at a maximum rate of once every 5 seconds.


Suggested Webcams

Logitec WebCam Pro 9000 [5]
Trixology uses a Logitec WebCam Pro 9000 mounted internally, directly controlled by WeatherCat. This camera has been in use for over two years 24/7/365 with not a single problem and runs over a 5m active USB extension cable (note the maximum length for USB as recommended by the USB.org is 5m [6]). The camera offers good value for money whilst being able to cope with the difficult task of capturing weather images in all conditions. It offers 2 megapixels physical resolution (sometimes advertised as 8 megapixels, but this is via interpolation) and a Carl Zeiss lens at a very reasonable price. As this is a UVC camera [7] , no drivers are required for Mac OS X.
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