Cradle Mountain Webcam

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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby Overlandman » Tue 30 Jun, 2020 11:18 am

Update
The webcam at Dove Lake has been removed for servicing and is awaiting parts from overseas :?
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby north-north-west » Tue 30 Jun, 2020 2:45 pm

And when it's finally back online, the landscape will be unrecognisable.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby lefroy » Tue 30 Jun, 2020 8:10 pm

Pretty sure the large timber viewing 'shelter' is designed to be symbolic of a giant coffin housing the remains of something once truly beautiful...
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby Warin » Tue 30 Jun, 2020 8:45 pm

Overlandman wrote: is awaiting parts from overseas :?


China? :)
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby Tino B » Tue 30 Jun, 2020 9:30 pm

Warin wrote:
Overlandman wrote: is awaiting parts from overseas :?


China? :)


Yep, with facial recognition software - been subject to cyber attack.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby Overlandman » Wed 26 Aug, 2020 6:56 pm

Just noticed that the webcam is finally black online. :)
Thanks to the Parks Staff for getting it back up and running :)
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby Mechanic-AL » Thu 27 Aug, 2020 10:00 am

Does anyone else think the camera angle is a bit high ( I can only see a little sliver of Dove lake ) or is it just me ?

Pity they dont have a time lapse camera like the Anglers Alliance set up where you can scroll across the screen to see the changing moods of the weather.....
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby north-north-west » Thu 27 Aug, 2020 10:30 am

No, it's not just you. Thing is definitely set too high. We don''t need that much sky in the frame.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby Overlandman » Thu 27 Aug, 2020 10:38 am

They don’t want us to see the work going on in the old car park
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby johnw » Thu 27 Aug, 2020 10:39 am

Mechanic-AL wrote:Does anyone else think the camera angle is a bit high ( I can only see a little sliver of Dove lake ) or is it just me ?

north-north-west wrote:No, it's not just you. Thing is definitely set too high. We don''t need that much sky in the frame.

Yes it looks a bit high to me as well. Also the horizon isn't level - my pet hate but I'm a bit OCD with thngs like that.
Is it mounted on the walker's registration shelter?

Mechanic-AL wrote:Pity they dont have a time lapse camera like the Anglers Alliance set up where you can scroll across the screen to see the changing moods of the weather.....
Even better, one that you can control yourself remotely like the one in Scenic World at Katoomba, which seems to be still offline.
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby headwerkn » Thu 27 Aug, 2020 12:35 pm

Yeah whoever framed up that position needs a talking to re: the basics of composition.

That said, at least it's back online. Would be great if they could do the time lapse setup that Angler's Alliance use. And upgrade the camera to something of better quality (aka. Mt Wellington, Arthur's Lake etc.) rather than recording our most famous mountain with a potato cam...
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby tastrax » Thu 27 Aug, 2020 5:30 pm

They probably dont want us seeing the dozers and excavators building the new "shelter"
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby Overlandman » Fri 28 Aug, 2020 11:41 am

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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby tastrax » Tue 01 Sep, 2020 1:31 pm

Yep - they dont want us to see the building works...

The current field of view for the webcam is the best that can be achieved to give a sense of the prevailing weather conditions without making it a view of the current work site at that location. The team at Cradle are currently investigating options for improvement of the
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby Nuts » Wed 02 Sep, 2020 9:04 am

Yes, no running critique unfortunately.
Thanks to the responsible parky for getting it up again :)
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Re: Cradle Mountain Webcam

Postby north-north-west » Wed 02 Sep, 2020 9:37 am

You'd think the construction supervisors would want the camera to show what''s going on. They could do their job sitting in a nice warm office.
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