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Old 04-28-2012, 08:30 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone knows what type of camera is installed at the Weirs. Looks like it has been upgraded to be able to provide high resolution photos - and it looks great. I would like to upgrade my own webcam to be able to take photos at a higher resolution than 640 x 480, but I'm having trouble finding outdoor wireless webcams that have that ability (and don't cost thousands of dollars). Does anyone know?

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
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Hi mas1992bc,

Look in, or
Repost this in the Area WebCams section, or here; http://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums/...ad.php?t=12771

for answers. And, Welcome to the Forum.

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You might look at www.portsmouthwebcam.com and find out who they use...very clear web cam and even clearer pictures....been watching the demolition of the Old Memorial bridge there for a couple of months...
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If you find an outdoor friendly HD webcam you like, but it is wired only, you can make it wireless with a "wireless to Ethernet bridge", such as the Buffalo Technology AirStation N300. I've done with with several Stardot Webcams and it works great (down to about 0 degrees). I purchased a project box from Radio-Shack to protect the bridge from the elements, then mounted everything on a 2x6 board.
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You might look at www.portsmouthwebcam.com and find out who they use...very clear web cam and even clearer pictures....been watching the demolition of the Old Memorial bridge there for a couple of months...
They are using a real SLR for those images and it shows. If you can setup a real SLR or video camera inside looking out a window and connect it to a computer for the uploads you'll get excellent quality like they do.

Cameras designed as self-contained webcams can't quite equal that quality. The Axis P1346-E used for the WeirsCAM has lots of great at features but certainly isn't as sharp as the Portsmouth SLR cameras. I think the Star-Dot cameras widely used around the lake (old WeirsCAM, Minge Cove, Snake Eyes, Anchor Marine CAM and others) actually produce a sharper image than my Axis camera and I will probably use them again in the future.
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Use any decent IP cam and a Ubiquiti Nanostation M2 to make it wireless for about $70.
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Hi mas1992bc,

Look in, or
Repost this in the Area WebCams section, or here; http://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums/...ad.php?t=12771

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Thanks very much! I found my answer there!

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