Test your Webcam, Play with your Webcam, Eye Toy

On HelloWebcam.com you can play with your webcam and view live video of yourself in fun effects! HelloWebcam is a free website to play with your webcam online using your web browser. Uses Adobe Flash Player, AKA Macromedia Flash. Anyone with a webcam, and Flash Player can have some fun…Try it! 

This website requires Flash and a Webcam to play. if your webcam doesn’t seem to be working from Flash, right-click (or control-click) on the Flash animation, select Settings and try choosing a different video source (default is not always the right one).

Acid-flashback-webcam : Move your hands and behold, trippy motion trailing blurred effects.

Alternate-universes-webcam : Many views of your self, some different times & places.

ASCII-webcam : Turn live video into ASCII characters.

ASCII- Text webcam : Turn live video into ASCII Text characters.

Bounce-ball-game-webcam : Bounce Ball Game Webcam.

Capture Picture Webcam : Capture a picture with a Webcam

Detect-motion-demo-webcam : Motion detection demonstration.

Edge-motion-demo-webcam : Edge detecting and motion sensing demos.

Face-detection-demo-webcam: Face Detection Demo Webcam.

Feeling-dizzy-webcam : Impaired vision effect like when you have a high fever or alcohol poisoning.

Fire-flames-effect-webcam : Flames on effect, you appear to be on fire.

Fireworks webcam : Fireworks !     Read the rest of this entry »

Sydney Airport takes security to new heights with Axis

The Mission

Sydney Airport sought a more flexible, scalable solution that could keep pace with its growing operations while maintaining the highest level of security and safety that staff and the traveling public expect from an airport regularly voted one of the world’s best.

The Solution

Sydney Airport decided to migrate from video servers to Axis network cameras. It has transitioned an analog-based video surveillance system comprising analog cameras over coax, to a hybrid IP-based solution with a total installation of more than 1,000 cameras.

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The loons, the loons: Webcam shows an incubating nest in Minnesota

The film “On Golden Pond” introduced common loons to the general public in 1981. Even their voice, particularly the yodel, became a widely recognized bird sound. Until then, we suspect few nonbiologists and nonbirders knew what loons were. They nest on isolated lakes across Canada and the northern tier of states so relatively few people ever encountered them.

For the last week, however, we’ve been watching a loon nest every day. The female laid the first egg May 5, followed by a second egg May 7. With an average incubation period of 28 days, we expect the eggs to hatch on June 4 or 5.

Until then, we are content to watch as the parents share incubation. Every few hours the adult slides off the nest into the water to feed. A few minutes later, an adult returns, hops awkwardly onto land, and settles back onto the eggs. Because the sexes are identical, it’s impossible to know which parent takes over the nest. Read the rest of this entry »

Grenoble Bastille cable car webcam

The Grenoble-Bastille Cable car (French: Téléphérique de Grenoble Bastille), also affectionately known as The bubbles (French: Les bulles), was inaugurated on 29 September 1934 in the city of Grenoble and is the first urban cable car in the world.

In 1934 cable cars were no longer an innovation. The cable car at the Aiguille du Midi had been in existence for ten years, the one at Salève for two; by that time Europe had a sizeable number. Even in Grenoble, a cable transportation system existed between Mount Jalla and the area of Porte de France since 1875, used to transport limestone from the quarries to the cement industry.

In Grenoble, the desire for openness and expansion of the city led to its mayor at the time, Paul Mistral, to successfully organize the Exposition internationale de la houille blanche (International exposition of white coal) in 1925, and subsequently to acquire land for the city’s future airport. In 1930 together with the vice-chairman of the chamber of tourism, Paul Michoud, he planned the world’s first urban cable car in the city. Read the rest of this entry »