Forum Security Cameras Wi-Fi Cameras Using RLC-411WS as a weather camera, need more frequent images

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  • #4458

    nincehelser
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    I would like to use the RLC-411WS as a weather camera, particularly to forward images to Weather Underground.

    However, I need a way to grab a jpg from it every minute or so.

    I'd prefer it send an image via ftp on a schedule, but the current firmware doesn't do that often enough (and I get files I don't want).

    I've got something cobbled together using the existing ftp setup, but how can I get jpegs more often?

    #4518

    Anonymous

    Hi,nincehelser

    Thanks for your inquiry.

    At present, our camera supports uploading videos to FTP, you can set the video length on Reolink Client.Besides, it will attache only one picture uploading to FTP with each video clip. and the picture is the screenshot of the first image of each video clip.

    We just submitted the request allowing to send more pictures to FTP to engineers.I'm waiting for reply from them.

    I would like to use the RLC-411WS as a weather camera, particularly to forward images to Weather Underground.

    However, I need a way to grab a jpg from it every minute or so.

    I'd prefer it send an image via ftp on a schedule, but the current firmware doesn't do that often enough (and I get files I don't want).

    I've got something cobbled together using the existing ftp setup, but how can I get jpegs more often?

    #5289

    scr44tch
    Participant

    are there any updates on this?

    a simple feature to only upload pictures every x seconds/minutes would be great.
    i dont need the video on my ftp, only like to save pictures every minute.

    this feature cant be hard to implement,
    hope this will be added soon

    #5292

    Anonymous

    This request has been submitted to our R&D department and the engineers are estimating it. We will keep you updated if there is any progress. Thanks.

    #89028

    neil2
    Participant

    Hi There,

    Just installed the RLC-411WS and also need to have a simple way of capturing a snapshot every 5minutes, saving it to my PC, so that my weather software can then upload to my website and Weather Underground etc.

    Appreciate some guidance on this please

    Many thanks

    Neil

    #212384

    Steven Kan
    Participant

    You can request a JPG from a Reolink camera any time by using a URL such as:

    http://192.168.1.11/cgi-bin/api.cgi?cmd=Snap&channel=0&rs=abcde&user=anonymous&password=password

    where:

    1. 192.168.1.11 should be replaced by the IP address of your camera
    2. abcde can be any string of characters (e.g. it's a dummy input, but required)
    3. user and password are defined in your camera settings

    If you have any sort of always-on computer available to run a script, such as a Raspberry Pi, you can set up a bash script using curl to take snapshots every X minutes and save them to a different filename, and then afterward use QuickTime Player 7 or ffmpeg or some other utility to concatenate them into a timelapse movie:

    #!/bin/bash
    cd /Users/steven/Documents/Beekeeping/BeeCam/TimeLapse/
    while true
    do
    outfile=$(date +%Y-%m-%d-%I-%M)
    outfile+=.jpg
    curl -o $outfile "http://192.168.1.11/cgi-bin/api.cgi?cmd=Snap&channel=0&rs=abcde&user=anonymous&password=password"
    sleep 60s
    done
    • This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by  Steven Kan.
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