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  1. sdkid

    Video weirdness.....

    I was messing with my Dahua PTZ a little bit looking around and taking a pic of the twilight sky. Look at the weirdnesss happening at 6 seconds, 8 seconds, 24 seconds and 40 seconds. What the hell is that? Not bugs--- LOL... my current temp:
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    Neat explanation of H.265 encoding difference....

    This was among pics of a Hikvision camera on Amazon... thought it was a great graphic showing how H.265 saves bandwidth in the way it compresses video.
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    2 Questions about drives....

    I am setting up a small system for a business. It will have a 4TB purple storage with an M2 SSD drive in a Optiplex SFF-- no room for another drive, but that should not be an issue as there will be a small number of cameras (probably 8 max). We can always swap in a 8TB Purple if he wants a...
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    So THIS just happened...

    "Play with the dog!" they said.... "It'll be fun!" they said.... Audio muted ..... but you may be able to read lips.... Completely invisible layer of ice. :mad:
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    Deer Cam..... (not mine)

    Pretty cool live feed from someone, although it is not generally advised to feed wild deer over the winter... Heh--- the buck bullied the others away from the trough.... a fox or two scared them all off...... now a doe is moving toward the troughs again.... different view....
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    Time lapse of clouds and stars... and a question...

    This is from last night... So--- this is output directly from BI. I set the timelapse speed to 60X. My thought was that it would show a minute go by for every 1 second of output video. It is slower than that--- any idea why??
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    Another OT post.... Here's A Really GOOD Mechanic.....

    This guy is just amazing. I have never seen the inside of an automatic transmission before-- and this guy whips through disassembly amazingly fast and describes every critical part and why or how it fails.... His knowledge, skill, and expertise is just mind-boggling. Have you ever ripped...
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    things that make you go "Oh My GOD!"

    ...and they're not even sexual.... LOL This compilation is crazy amazing--- watch the security cam footage at about 2:45 in..... never seen anything like it. On a side note-- who else is irritated as hell when someone takes video of a screen instead of using the actual VIDEO FILE.... ...
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    Close Call...

    One driver is 14 or 15. The other driver is his dad....
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    BI Storage issues....

    OK. My BI machine (running 5.3.3.14) has a 250Gb EVO SSD for the OS drive, a 1Tb drive for "New", and a 4TB WD Purple for "Storage". It is an old Dell, 8GB, with an I5-4460 Look at this screenshot from UI below... Note the clips--- a handful from this morning, then it jumps 3 weeks BACK to...
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    Anyone know what this is?

    It's about the size of a US Quarter... This was mixed into the change from a fundraiser. Not a clue what it is, and Google says "it's a coin".... :/
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    Backyard Buck

    This vid is from an Amcrest 5mp turret with a ~1/3 inch sensor (so not very good overall night quality). This Mule Deer buck is picking over the leftovers in my garden spot. (NOTE: at the time of this posting-- Youtube is all Jacked up and not streaming vids properly, or at all... If it...
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    Ubiquiti question.....

    I am helping a local business-- their location is several blocks outside the service radius of decent broadband-- they said they would get him service if HE paid for the expansion of THEIR network line. He is on phone-line DSL.... ugh. So--- how LITERAL is the term "line of sight" for the...
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    Need suggestions ASAP.....

    I have an IMMEDIATE NEED for a good cam (1/1.8" sensor) that will look down a Very long hallway that is about 6 feet wide. Camera would be at one end of this hallway that runs 120 feet or more. This is a specialized dormitory for COVID isolation, and the camera is to be used to assist with...
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    OBDII-USB Dongle & FORScan Anybody?

    Is anyone else using this? So, I have been working on my new Truck and I have seen a lot of YouTube videos on all sorts of things-- dash button "hacks" to get into service menus via the Sync3 system--- lots of interesting things to do on this F-150. One of the things I need to do is program...
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    Homeland Security watches what you buy online.

    Check it out--- skip in to about 3:12-- he has some silly horse-crap at the beginning... He got a visit from local law enforcement and Homeland Security because he bought oil and fuel filters online....
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    Shifting gears....

    I bought a new truck... well... new to me. a 2019 Ford F-150 with 4,738 miles on it, that left the factory on October 12, 2019. :) It had a MSRP sticker price of 55,940.00.... I bought mine for $24,200.00 Here's why: I am hoping repairs will be about $4,000... possibly less, but there...
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    Just a quick one....

    Not sure what spooked it... and with that-- I went to this camera (4mp, 1/3 sensor) and it NEVER TRIGGERED..... grrrrrr... it was walking right through a zone. I have BI take a pic every 10 minutes-- by chance that pic caught the deer in the street. You can see the shadow more than the deer...
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    Could someone make a "PTZ for Noobs" tutorial?

    My neighbor had some punks steal some things from his garage a few nights ago. They actually rode the stolen scooters down the sidewalk in front of my house just after midnight. Of course, my video from 2 cams was not real helpful with 2.8 lenses at 35 feet or so moving fast at night. (pic...
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    <Not mine> CRAZY Intense...

    Security cam footage of a traffic stop outside a home. The deputy has a jammed weapon in the middle of this, clears the jam, and finally lands enough rounds to stop the threat.
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    Of all the things to "rain" on my driveway...

    What are the odds?
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    Hope you all had a Happy 4th of July...

    Just came across this--- LOL
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    Storm rolling near Redfield South Dakota right now...

    This storm is producing 80 mph winds and radar-indicated tornadic rotation... NOT MY CAM-- this is used by a South Dakota tv station... EDIT--- Lightning is REALLY intense right now.... https://media.keloland.com/nxs-kelotv-media-us-east-1/livecams/redfield.html
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    Best deal on 1/1.8 sensor cam?

    Alright Andy---- What do you have? What is the least expensive 1/1.8 sensor camera right now? Go ahead-- make me spend my money. :lol: Post a link please, and if you have any discount code or something for us to use, let us know! :thumb:
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    Must...... Have..... More.....

    This incident and video have showed to me the glaring issues at my front door--- and I think this kid gets it. This was obviously a middle-schooler friend of my daughter playing a not-so-funny prank. When I lived in California, criminals would use a knock & run or ding-dong-ditch to "test"...
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    Sex on the Deck

    LOL.... now that I have your attention. :winktongue: :rofl: :lmao: btw--- I did an export of this out of UI3... I noticed that it did not encode the BI overlay I use...
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    Should I....

    ... have used one of THESE: to install THIS camera....
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    US Presidential Election 2020 (& Politics) :)

    LOTS of posts all over the map regarding politics have taken over the COVID thread. Pretty much derailed that thread as a COVID-only discussion. I understand the political nature of various COVID response strategies in various states, and that off-shoot of the pandemic discussion resulted in...
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    Stealing to make a buck, OR.... ???

    NOT MINE--- just a tweet I came across...
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    New Networking Rack...

    Just thought I'd share a few pics of the new rack I will be installing. I popped open the package today and put it together. I've never had a rack at home, and others may be interested in upgrading from a random shelf with a pile of electronics on it. :)...
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