by Robert Perlberg
RIOT NY has a webcam that overlooks Fifth Avenue. Building
on the work of Andy Siegel, I developed a set of Unix shell
scripts which retrieve an image from the webcam every 20
seconds and compress those images into a daily MPEG
time-lapse movie. The sample shown here is from the day of
the 2007 St. Patrick's Day parade.
I also adapted the scripts to run a number of internal wireless security cameras.