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WirelessCH
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Weather Data Overlay onto CCTV

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For any of you that use Blue Iris CCTV software, there's an option to overlay data from an external file onto the display. This allows you to write a small script to show weather data from Cumulus on the CCTV image.

To get a decent amount of weather data on the overlay, you end up using an awful lot of image "real estate", so my VBScript pulls data from Cumulus's realtime.txt file and outputs a selection of weather parameters on a sequential basis with a 5-second delay.

An example of the results can be seen in the attached video. The weather data I have selected is displayed in the top-right corner. Any of the available parameters can be used and they can be different for each camera up to a maximum of ten cameras. The video shows an outdoor camera with corresponding outdoor data, but I have indoor temperature and indoor humidity overlaid on my indoor cameras.

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Re: Weather Data Overlay onto CCTV

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If you really want to get some nice data on your IP Camera, use Webcam 7 to do it, it looks really nice on there.

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Re: Weather Data Overlay onto CCTV

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WirelessCH wrote:For any of you that use Blue Iris CCTV software, there's an option to overlay data from an external file onto the display. This allows you to write a small script to show weather data from Cumulus on the CCTV image.
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Nice ideia... I also use Blue Iris for CCTV. Can you please publish your script, or give me some direction do build one myself.
I'm not a programmer, but if it's not too complicated I can try.

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Post by kc2kzz »

If your site is running on a linux system, you can also overlay next with image ImageMagick and pull the temp/windspeed out of realtime.txt

http://www.warrenskywarn.org/weather/shot2_000.jpg
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Thanks for the sugestion.
The system where I run Blue Iris is a Windows system.
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