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    Lightbulb Windows 7 and webcam to provide continuous filming

    Does anyone know how I can use existing equipment, ie Windows 7 and webcam/camera to film chicks hatching during day/night please. We have limited funds and would prefer not to have to buy in new equipment. Thank you.

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    I did this last February.
    Setup and used Yawcam to output a still image every 5 minutes and a live feed out to an external website.
    Built the still images into a video file when finished.
    Hugely successful with pupils until the fox did his stuff 2 weeks after the chickens were put outside!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skipper147 View Post
    Windows 7 and webcam/camera to film chicks
    Wait, wut?!
    Quote Originally Posted by skipper147 View Post
    hatching during day/night please.
    Oh.. Phew
    Quote Originally Posted by Don__1 View Post
    Hugely successful with pupils until the fox did his stuff 2 weeks after the chickens were put outside!
    Sadface Ruddy foxes.

    Looks like that Yawcam @Don__1 suggested would do the trick, alright.

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    We did this a couple of years ago also. We had then a dv tape camcorder which supported stop motion recording so we just left it on a tripod overnight. If you have a sd card camcorder now though with a high capacity card in it or a low enough capture resolution you might be able to connect it to the mains and film continuously throughout the night on that.

    Just make sure the lights are left on too!

    Year5Chickens | Woodsetton School

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    We've got Yawcam working with a PC using a USB Webcam; monitoring the build of our new sixth form. Have it setup so it takes an image every minute between certain hours of the day, this gets saved to a file share and also uploaded to our website. Live feed can be seen here (C6 Webcam) and I've already done one time lapse video and put on YouTube. (Commonweal Sixth Building Project. Weeks 1 to 4 - YouTube)

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