[clug] day/night webcam

jm jeffm at ghostgun.com
Fri Sep 17 04:03:07 MDT 2010

When I was poking around for linux based security camera stuff I came across


under the the shop section there's a multiport video card which would 
allow you to use standard security cameras which another poster 
mentioned may not suffer from this problem. Looking around that site or 
related sites you may find something applicable.


Hal Ashburner wrote:
>  Hey Clug,
> I want to point a webcam out of my window at the, ahem, outside world. 
> The 'motion' program is what I'm using with some recent species of 
> quickcam. Now this works great, at night, when it's a bit dark, the 
> lights show up just grand. During the day it tends to respond in a 
> similar manner to me when encountering direct sunlight by simply 
> saying "sod this" and refusing to work properly. Ok so like me I can 
> strap sunnies to it and it starts to show how it might behave 
> reasonably. Problem then is that it isn't Corey Heart and so it 
> doesn't like the whole sunnies at night thing*.
> Any ideas? Seen it before?
> Wrong webcam? Use brand xxx model yyy instead?
> Some magic v4l setting I don't know about that will adjust between day 
> and night?
> Two webcams, one with sunnies, one without? eww
> Give up and grow potatoes for fun instead?
> Hal
> *Apologies to the kids for music references from deep into last 
> century, but hey, the 80s are back! Get on board with a narrow tie today!

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