Timelapse Me

Timelapse Me is an updated version of  Videolapse Me.   It is not possible to transfer settings nor share recordings between them.  You can have them both installed and running at the same time while you transition over to Timelapse Me.

Download (ZIP file including support for MIPS, ARM6, ARM7 and ARM7HF)

Changes from Videolapse Me

  • Simplified user interface
  • Ability to add timers without switching over to the camera timer page
  • Daytime filter (Sun Events). See construction site progress configuration below

Know limitations

  • You have to mount a storage device (SD Card or NAS) before starting Timelapse Me
  • Archive retention may not remove old recordings
  • Spelling error in user interface

Daytime construction site progress

A common use case for time-lapse video is watching the progress of some construction by taking a picture e.g. every hour.  In most cases there is not much happening during night.  Having night pictures may even make your video less pleasant to watch.  Videolapse Me has a new feature that you can use to prevent night pictures.

By setting Geolocation, Timezone and daylight savings Timelapse Me is able to track sun events which can be used when configuring a time-lapse video.

sunevents

Set “Light Condition” in your time lapse configuration to “Only between Sunrise-Sunset” or “Only between Dawn-Dusk”.

timlapseconfig

Download (ZIP file including support for MIPS, ARM6, ARM7 and ARM7HF)

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7 comments

  1. Hi,
    is there a chance that someone can develop a light and simple app for livestreaming to youtube only.
    this would be very nice if possible.
    What do you think?
    Best Regards
    Dirk Jensen

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      1. Yes I know that. I was just looking for a cost effective way. The license model from camstreamer is very bad ….
        Best regards

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  2. Any chance to get some source code to help us get started? The samples that come with the ACAP SDK are very basic. How to for example make a http request? What library is best? How to cross compile so it’s available on all the platforms. Cheers.

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    1. I would ask Axis if they can provide better source examples 🙂

      I assume you want the device to make an HTTP request to some network resource. I would recommend using curl. Axis devices have libcurl included in FW but there is no ACAP SDK to utilize this. There are a number of options. One of them is copying a number of libs (libcurl + ssl and a few more) from the camera to your ACAP SDK development environment in order to get the dynamic linking to work. This is a bit tedious if you need to compile ACAP for multiple platforms (ARM and a number of MIPS). And, there is a risk that future FW will update curl and SSL making your ACAP incompatible. Alternative 2 is to cross-compile curl to be included in your ACAP. This is the simplest way and you remove dependencies to the FW but will also make your ACAP big. Alternative 3 is to load the libcurl.so using dlopen(…) and load the common curl-functions as function pointers using dlsym(…). I use option 3 in few ACAP.

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      1. Thanks for your help! Slowly getting there 😉
        Are third party apps able to have extended UI on the app page where you start/stop the app? Also can we add a ‘Open’ link that some of the Axis apps have.

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        1. Yes, an ACAP web page can control the ACAP start/stop/remove by sending VAPIX requests to the camera. I have used that on a number of my ACAP. When a user opens my ACAP index.html the page request a list of all installed ACAP to identify if the ACAP is running or not. If not it will automatically start it.

          The call for starting an ACAP is /axis-cgi/applications/control.cgi?action=start&package=your_package_id. This is all described in the VAPIX documentation found on axis.com partner pages. You ACAP HTML page can use all the VAPIX calls.

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