[clug] day/night webcam

Scott Ferguson prettyfly.productions at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 05:51:08 MDT 2010

 On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 18:22:44 +1000 Hal Ashburner
<hal_at_ashburner.info>  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!
I have an old Logitech Quickcam running the gspca driver - are you using
that driver? 
Does yours support light frequency banding filters?


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