Ever since I was told that the New Royal Adelaide hospital had a webcam available for public I decided to create a time-lapse from begining to end. I will be following the construction of the New RAH, saving the live webcam feed once every 15 minutes for the next few years.

I will be using some Linux magic with a crontab or two to save and generate a nice time-lapse which is automaticly encoded and uploaded to YouTube.

With the current settings it's generating a 640x480 avi, enough to show everything that's going on without using a lot of resources. As the project nears completion I will strip out all of the dud frames and increase the resolution and maybe throw in some special effects.

My MicroServer currently takes 20 minutes to compress over 1750 7600 images into a sizeable 250MB avi.

Here is a link to the raw footage so far: YouTube
Includes all the dirt moving and night time footage. It's not pretty, not at all.

If you wish to know the mencoder settings used, here they are;

mencoder "mf://*.jpg" -mf
-ovc lavc -lavcopts
-vf scale=640:480
-oac copy -o The-new-Royal-Adelaide-Hospital-timelapse.avi