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Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
This year has been record breaking in 'Dixie-alley' but so far nothing has materialized in the panhandles of TX and OK like it did last year. Looking at the GFS there is a hint at moisture making it's way into central TX out on March 3rd. That's a week away so I'll take the time to continue to get ready. I have a few more transmitters to build for the Wicked Witch project so I'll be putting those together.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Click here to view the stream! (Should work with Windows Media Player)
I've successfully set up my own very high quality stream out my bedroom window. What I currently have it zoomed in on is the back of the Lafayette Police Department. If you're lucky you'll be able to see cops walking in and out, or even squad cars with their lights on. But how did I do it? Below is a brief but technical explanation of my setup.
For the video itself, I have my miniDV camcorder hooked up directly to my computer via firewire. This allows for a native 16:9 full resolution picture. I pipe the uncompressed video and audio into a small but very powerful program called VLC media player. It then compresses the video into a streamable size, strips out the audio (I can stream audio, but I don't want to send every noise from my bedroom out to the internet), and broadcasts the resulting picture to the world. Here's the command line used for the stream above:
This method of streaming allows me to have full control over every aspect of the video, including bitrates, codecs, and more. Plus, I get the added benefit of being able to stream any media I can view on my computer, including video files, dvds, ect.. (Maybe even a live broadcast of a wicked witch flight..;) )
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I now have three GPS pucks to use with wxworx, delorme and stormlab. stormlab 4.0 has spotternetwork integrated in so I'll be able to report severe weather from there this year.
Over lunch I flew my WW3 but this time I flew it off the laptop view. This is know as FPV or First Person View. It puts me 'virtually' in the cockpit and I'm flying as if I were looking out the window. Very cool stuff! More on that later.
Tonight I'm trying out webstreaming, don't know how much I'll stream on chases but it's very simple to setup right here:
Monday, February 18, 2008
My favorite talks of the convention were Jon Davies and Mike Umsheids talks about reviewing the past season, Greensburg and forcasting for non-mesocyclone tornadoes. I also enjoyed Tim Marshall's review of the season and the pics of his truck up to it's axles in mud from Silverton, TX Mar 28th this year! Tim Samara's high speed lightning video was amazing as always!
Got to introduce myself to Sean Casey, IMAX filmmaker and desinger of the Tornado Intercept Vehicle. Sean and Josh's banquet speach was a riot, showing the 'reality' of reality TV. I got to show off my Wicked Witch RC airplane project to whoever came by the table. Even I have little idea of what an aerial intercept of a tornado will look like from the air - but I bet it will be amazing!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Check out his video here: http://www.bnvn.net/blog/images/020508/
Friday, February 01, 2008
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- Getting ready for Chase Season
- 2008 National Storm Chasers Conference
- Red Star Ridge columns
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