Okay, so here's the thing:
We are getting some eggs from livingeggs.co.uk - you get these eggs for 10 days during which time they hatch and then they take them away again after the 10 days. Don't ask me why, we are (I think it's to do with Darwin).
Anyway, what I have been asked to do is to set up a webcam to a) record whatever happens and b) stream it live on website/ plasma screens in reception.
While I know this is possible and presumably relatively easy it's just something I've just never done before, so it's a good opportunity to ask for your advice/experience and therefore do it properly.
We don't have a webcam so we'd be buying for this, so particular recommendations would be good on that. The other main issue I forsee is that of storage. I can see this taking up a huge amount of storage. Of course we can delete anything before they hatch, but the moment of hatching and I would guess the chicks post-hatch, as it were, would need to be captured for prosperity.
What sort of sizes will we be looking at for saved video files? What sort of strategy would be best? (I was thinking originally of some kind of time stop, but I can see how that might miss the actual hatching moment.)
And finally, how do I actually stream it live? What will I need? Or in other words, "How do I..."
Any help and advice will be very gratefully received. Thanks in advance.