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TrafficCamNZ – Updated Datafile available 20 April 2017

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I have performed a clean up on the camera file that holds all of the cameras you can use in TrafficCamNZ of the Desktop and iOS.
I’ve removed over 1000 cameras that were no longer working… and have been able to add in others from around the world, along with some updates.

I do not have the ability to delete dead camera from your running instance of TrafficCamNZ – this means that only you can remove the dead cameras. If you are using the built in set then you can go to the preferences screen and choose XML Load Only. This will delete all of the existing cameras and load the new camera set from the file on the web. You will have to reset up your favourite cameras.

If you are happy with the set of cameras you have, then an XML Merge will just merge in the new camera data with the old, applying any updates as required.

Thank you for being a TrafficCamNZ user. Some extra good news – There are updated versions of TrafficCamNZ Desktop for MacOS and TrafficCamNZ for iOS on their way. They will be released via their respective AppStores in the next couple of days.

– David

Moments is now available on the Mac AppStore 9 April 2017

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Capture the moment. Let family, friends, and guests take pictures in the digital photobooth, or studio. Pictures can be played back nearly live locally or remotely.

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/moments/id1194414752?mt=12

 

Moments release date 8 April 2017

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I’m planning to release Moments on Sunday afternoon New Zealand time – 9th April 2017.

Moments – Photo Booth Software 2 April 2017

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I’m excited to share some more information with you about “Moments”. The release date is getting closer and in preparation I’ve put together a little video of Moments in use. The video show you some of the preparation required to set up for your event. You’ll also see Moments being used. Hope you like it.

iPhone camera control over USB 1 April 2017

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On the remote chance that someone out there knows of a solution I’m posting this question about MacOS Objective-C control of an iPhone’s camera over a USB connection.

When the iPhone is connected I have some ICCameraDevice information available to me. It’s interesting reading the capabilities area… it doesn’t say “canTakePicture”… This implies that I don’t have the remote capabilities that I need and will need another solution.

iPhone

  1. ICCameraDevice :
  2. delegate :
  3. deviceRef : 0x00001078
  4. connectionID : 0x49be0e64
  5. deviceID : 0x00002010
  6. name : David G Wilson’s iPhone
  7. locationDescription : ICDeviceLocationDescriptionUSB
  8. iconPath : /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/SidebariPhone.icns
  9. softwareInstallPercentDone : 100.000000
  10. modulePath : /System/Library/Image Capture/Devices/PTPCamera.app
  11. moduleVersion : (null)
  12. moduleExecutableArchitecture : 0
  13. type : 0x00000101
  14. UUIDString : 38643266-3535-3838-3231-643061326538
  15. persistentIDString : 38643266-3535-3838-3231-643061326538
  16. autolaunchApplicationPath :
  17. capabilities : ICCameraDeviceCanTakePictureUsingShutterReleaseOnCamera
  18. ICCameraDeviceCanDeleteOneFile
  19. ICCameraDeviceSupportsApplePTP
  20. ICCameraDeviceCanAcceptPTPCommands
  21. remote : NO
  22. shared : NO
  23. transportType : ICTransportTypeUSB
  24. usbLocationID : 0x14600000
  25. usbProductID : 0x12a8
  26. usbVendorID : 0x05ac
  27. usbIntefaceClass : 0x00
  28. usbInterfaceSubClass : 0x00
  29. usbInterfaceProtocol : 0x00
  30. timeOffset : 0.000000
  31. hasConfigurableWiFiInterface : NO
  32. isAccessRestrictedAppleDevice : NO

Canon 650D

  1. ICCameraDevice :
  2. delegate :
  3. deviceRef : 0x0000108b
  4. connectionID : 0x62deb331
  5. deviceID : 0x00002011
  6. name : Canon EOS Kiss X6i
  7. locationDescription : ICDeviceLocationDescriptionUSB
  8. iconPath : /System/Library/Image Capture/Support/Icons/GenericCamera.icns
  9. softwareInstallPercentDone : 100.000000
  10. modulePath : /System/Library/Image Capture/Devices/PTPCamera.app
  11. moduleVersion : (null)
  12. moduleExecutableArchitecture : 0
  13. type : 0x00000101
  14. UUIDString : 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000004A9323B
  15. persistentIDString : 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000004A9323B
  16. autolaunchApplicationPath :
  17. capabilities : ICCameraDeviceCanTakePictureUsingShutterReleaseOnCamera
  18. ICCameraDeviceCanTakePicture
  19. ICCameraDeviceCanDeleteOneFile
  20. ICCameraDeviceCanAcceptPTPCommands
  21. remote : NO
  22. shared : NO
  23. transportType : ICTransportTypeUSB
  24. usbLocationID : 0x14600000
  25. usbProductID : 0x323b
  26. usbVendorID : 0x04a9
  27. usbIntefaceClass : 0x00
  28. usbInterfaceSubClass : 0x00
  29. usbInterfaceProtocol : 0x00
  30. timeOffset : 0.000000
  31. hasConfigurableWiFiInterface : NO
  32. isAccessRestrictedAppleDevice : NO

– David

Moments – PhotoBooth software 22 March 2017

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Capture the moment. You can be that moment. The moment will last for ever. Let family, friends, and guests take pictures in the digital photobooth, or studio. Pictures can be played back nearly live locally or remotely.

Hopefully coming soon to the Mac AppStore!

Requirements
● Mac (well duh)
● Canon Digital SLR connected by USB to the Mac – may work with other brands (not tested)
● Remote picture trigger requires alternative input (USB button input) and use of 3rd party software such as USB Overdrive
● Optional: AppleTV on the same LAN as the Mac for Airplay and use of 2nd remote monitor, with switch or wireless router
● Optional: Dual monitors on the Mac – you can dedicate the 2nd one to picture display
● Optional: USB (iSight compatable) camera so guests can see themselves before taking pictures
● Optional: PreRoll Countdown, Flash, and PostRoll movies – if you wish to change the existing ones
● Optional: Fancy secure box to hold the Mac, Camera, and other accessories to bring this all together in a turn-key solution

OK, so what is really going on here?

Once upon a time there were things called PhotoBooth’s in various public locations. You could go into the photobooth, close the curtain, pay your money and the booth would take a series of pictures. Then you’d wait for those pictures to be processed and collect your little strip of 4 or so pictures.
Lets roll this idea forward a few decades… and step up what is possible.
This photo studio is based on the photobooth using the latest of technology to deliver “realtime” photos to the guests. At a wedding you can capture moments that your guests create and have them displayed on a big screen TV, over Airplay, behind the happy couple. The moments are more than just for the event, they can become a precious reminder of that happy occasion when reviewed later.

Keep an eye out here for a release announcement!

Here’s a little movie I made:

– David

ChromeCast and TrafficCamNZ for iOS – working again 12 January 2017

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Turns out I had an issue with some web hosting and that issue prevented the ChromeCast and iOS integration from working. It’s fixed now. The updated web page has been published with service restored.

– David

TrafficCamNZ Desktop for MacOS Update is in the pipeline 1 December 2016

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Inspired by the new MacBook Pro with TouchBar I’ve added some initial support for the TouchBar in my development version of TrafficCamNZ Desktop for MacOS.

TrafficCamNZ TouchBar Support.png

Along the way some other things have been done… including now being able to Command-Click on an image in the main window – this causes the Camera Edit window to display allowing you to get quick direct access to the camera.

The Map screen will now display Traffic data if it is available…

And I may have found and fixed an issue that was preventing iCloud syncing between devices from working – this one needs more testing.

I’m excited about the TouchBar support. If you have any suggestions on what touchbar integration you would like to see in TrafficCamNZ Desktop please let me know – I’ll be keen to see the ideas.

– David

TrafficCamNZ for iOS update coming soon 7 September 2016

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I have news!

I have made some changes to the iOS version of TrafficCamNZ, well fixes really and an enhancement on the Maps view… I’ve got more testing to do… so far things are working out well.

● iOS 10 update
● Bugfix
● Map screen will now contain traffic information if it is available ● Added users location button to the Map screen
● Fixed an error where camera GPS position was not saved if updating from current GPS coordinates
● Finally fixed the page scrolling on the main display – it no longer jumps around! ● Camera search is back on the Camera list view!

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/trafficcamnz/id299032226?mt=8

– David

Using VLC to capture an image from an RTSP video stream 4 August 2016

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This exercise was harder than it should have been.

I’ve got me a shiny new security camera. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Multi-language-Wifi-Wireless-Camera-IP-1080P-Auto-PTZ-Dome-Camera-DS-2DE2202-DE3-W-3X/32556807980.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.73.cIC8rO

It supports RTSP for streaming the video and audio from the camera to what ever is watching.

Plan A.
The software in the webcam also says it supports snapshots at regular intervals that you can set… after trawling through the menus I haven’t yet figured out how to get the image off the camera to my server.

Plan B.
I could write my own software to pick up the RTSP video stream and grab a frame at regular intervals… but before I do that I wonder if some other clever people have already solution this? see PLAN C.

Plan C.
It’s supported by VLC! http://www.videolan.org
And VLC has a command line interface… so this can be automated with a script. That’s simple stuff. For now what’s important is testing getting the image via the command line and VLC. Let’s just say this took a while to sort out. Web references to older versions of software. Differences between the different platforms that VLC is supported on as well. Anyway, long story short. Here’s the syntax.

/Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC -I rc -v rtsp://admin:password@192.168.10.99 –video-filter=scene –scene-format=png –scene-prefix=CameraImage –scene-path=. –scene-replace –scene-ratio=30 –sout-x264-lookahead=1 –sout-x264-tune=stillimage –vout=dummy –aout=dummy –run-time 5 vlc://quit

And he’s a lovely picture!

– David