Timelapse with Unifi G3 Flex camera

I am a timelapse ‘lover’ and I like to make timelapses. Problem mostly is that I do not have the time  or patience to setup a camera put it on a slow moving rail and watch things happen. Hell I even do not have the proper software tools, but still a fan in search to make simple timelapses around this house.

Last month I bought a Unifi G3 Flex Camera. Its a PoE (Power over Ethernet) Camera connected to my wired network. I placed it outside in front of my home. In front of my house there will be a construction site soon and I want to see if I can make a timelapse during the build of the new appartments what will be built there. So the experiments began.

First I search for a Linux shell script to take images from my Unifi G3 Flex camera. I found one on github and altered it to my needs and re-published that on my own github I am still testing several settings. Cause if  you want to catch images from a construction site over a very long period of time you need less images a day than watching moving clouds what needs at least 1 image every 30 seconds.

So check my github if you want to see the script and see here a youtube example made with the script and ffmpeg




Finally I see the stats that a certain kind of people / public checks the ads … I’ve one site (created by Lilian): Tapas Recepten which does really generate some hits on the ads .. But when I take my site, it does not reach 20% of all the hits for ads as Tapas recepten .. WOW .. depending on what kind of people you attract to your site it will generate hits on ads ..

Mmmm what could I do to improve a natural raise of visits to the ad-sites … mmmm