Alright, here we go, it’s been a year now. I have a camera sitting in one of the windows, it takes a shot every day. Here’s a timelapse video:
Fun fact: I wrote a little Rust program to do the image crossfading. It takes a minute to compile this program. It also takes a minute to fully render the small version of the video, including ImageMagick, ffmpeg, and everything. 🥴
Here are some ideas for the next version of this video:
- Don’t take shots at noon but closer to sunrise. That should give more interesting lighting.
- Equip the Raspberry Pi with some kind of temperature sensor and show the outside temp of every day on the video.
- Ditch the idea of making a video of an entire year and focus on timelapses throughout the day/night instead. I’ve tried that in the beginning, but the cam is really bad during nighttime. But maybe I could get it to work after all. 🤔 (It’s annoying to wait a year until the video is finished. 😅)
@email@example.com Wait, what?! A year has already passed again? No way! Even better, it caught me by surprise, no more waiting. :-) This is an extremely lovely project, mate! Again, just like last time, suddenly: autum. Bam. Out of nowhere. Basically the same with spring, leaves are everywhere after the blink with an eye. But autum with the drop of the leaves is much more extreme. I kind of miss the orangy season, though. I had the impression it lasted longer last time. Not by much, just a little bit longer.
As predicted, I did not saw the accident where you had to re-setup the camera. I tried to spot it, no chance. Very well done!
I’m also loving your new ideas. Go for it!
@firstname.lastname@example.org Gotta watch it over again tomorrow, I totally missed the paint job! And probably heaps more.
Yeah this is pretty cool!
Also the year long Timelapse is good 👌
@email@example.com Half a year has passed since I posted the last video – because I only posted the first half last time. 😅
@firstname.lastname@example.org Ah, damn, I keep forgetting about the pixfmt option. It’s a bit annoying that ffmpeg’s default isn’t usable in Firefox …
@email@example.com Aha, you tricked me! ;-) So basically I’ve seen the first half of the video already? Hm.
@firstname.lastname@example.org That’s correct! 😅
@email@example.com I would have never guessed it. Felt different than last time. Looking forward to the next version in half a year where I’m going to be surprised to have already seen two thirds. :-)