The program Ill be using to control the cam whilst im away, is called Flix, theres a demo out there on the website.
On to the how-to
**Sorry for the BW pictures, my IR camera wont go back to being a regular camera**
Step 1: Gather Hither and Bring Your Materials!
A webcam (1st image) *
A scene (2nd)
Flix 3.3 (3rd)
- Make sure you have your webcam drivers installed.
Step 2: Set Up Your Webcam
Since its stripped down to the logic board, it likes to hang there.
If your webcam is still in a shell, you could either:
Take it apart
Put it somewhere where the cord wont cause it to move
Step 3: Setup Flix
Step 4: Start Flix and Goto Bed
Its interesting to watch yourself sleep, so i decided to do a time lapse of it.
Hence this instructable.
Step 5: Movie Time!
Sounds hard right? Making all the thousands of individual pictures into frame in a 25 fps movie...
Flix has this built in, so no need to worry!
Hit the stop button (where the start button used to be)
Now leave all the settings alone, except if you want to change the framerate, or skip every other, etc
Note the video duration box, does it say like 689?
Who wants to watch a 689 second video of someone sleeping?
Thats when you should up the framerate to about 30 and skip every other frame.
When alls done and done, you feel that the time is reasonable, hit the Make Video button.
A box will pop up asking for a codec, use the drop down box and select the DivX Codec.
The waaaaiiiting is the hardest part (guitar solo)
After its done, another box will pop up saying that output.avi has been created!
Open 'er up and watch yourself!
Step 6: Watch the Videos
Here ill start:
This is my video of me sleeping.
The second (clouds.avi) is just the clouds going by...
Im making another of my neighborhood, from my window.