HD camera was setup and tested OK as per above post.
However at the moment the photos are not being uploaded to flickr for some reason.
Brian is getting them at his end, though.
Also the infrared leds for night time are not working.
I re-instated my new Down view camera...more problems
despite it being a newer model, better infrared beam, better movie quality and it cost twice as much as the old camera,
it is no where near as good.
setting up ,out of box....bad colour, too much sharpening, too much gain, shutter speed seems to be too low. Image looks awful.
The manual says you can change these things, however what the manual says, what the PDF setup guide says, and what the
camera can have adjusted...are all totally different things.
Another big problem was the infrared beams which turn on at night....this new camera has auto cutout of the infrareds...so when
it sees the headlight of the approaching train...it thinks its daytime and turns off the IR beam.
Once the loco passes, after about 5 seconds it now senses its night time and turns it back on. Looks bizarre in the videos.
Despite you being meant to turn it on/off and set a delay so it doesn't turn off...it cannot be done.
I can 'trick' it by covering the detector light...which will mean the IR will be on all the time. I'll try it tomorrow.
Most annoying all this, as the original camera was taken out the box, bolted up, no adjustments...and it does everything perfectly.
Now just to add to all this, flickr at the moment seem to be losing a lot of images...the cameras (all three) are catching the trains
but they don't end up on the flickr site.
As my sarcastic comments under some photos get more common, it is most annoying to setup all this and try to
test it with the handful of trains we get, but then having the resultant photo not appearing,
Yesterday, after spending Sunday with Brian setting up the HD, on Monday I reconnected my Down camera as well,
I then went out to get the shots at Great Western....only to be caught out by the Up Dooen, when I heard it approaching..
I check my own StawellWebCam as a gunzel should, I do not see it.
3 cameras now...and still flickr looses all 3 shots.
Got home, checked video..yep there is the Up Dooen..caught on camera...but not on the website.
OK, enough complaining....
I've now set up my Down View camera to the old Picasa site, that I used temporarily, when flickr was down earlier in yearhttps://picasaweb.google.com/114325754734313397054/DropBox
I would suggest you check both sites now as a safeguard against missing shots.
Brian is working on getting the HD camera back.
Merry Christmas from Gavin in Stawell.