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The BOX – 4G Enabled & Optional 1TB HDD

The 4G BOX is the brains of our system. All hardware is DIN Rail mounted and more importantly its configured. This saves a vast amount of time on site and removes the need to outsource parts of the installation. No specialist camera installer, I.T technician or electrician is required. Its IP65 & External ready.

Finding local power on-site will always ensure a faster installation. However, a 12V DC input BOX can be made for Solar & Battery applications.

SMALL BOX

  • 4G Hardware.
  • Networking Hardware.
  • DIN Rail, Cable Glands, All Pre-built
  • 2 x Plug Sockets Trail out of 1 x 25mm Cable Glands

LARGE BOX 

  • 4G Hardware.
  • Networking Hardware.
  • DIN Rail, Cable Glands, All Pre-built
  • Room for 1TB Hard Disk Drive & NAS.
  • Room for running power into the Box.
  • Room for a small Power Distribution Unit.

Your images will always be sent to the cloud through the pre-configured 4G architecture. The 1TB Local HDD is for a local and physical back up of your construction site images. You can store up to 1 million images.

DO YOU NEED THE 1TB LOCAL STORAGE ?

The 1TB Local HDD is failover support if the camera is ever disconnected from the local cellular mast. Its safety and security you have an additional location backup of your Time Lapse Images. If your looking to save as much money as possible and your camera is in a city centre dense location then its not always necessary. We have found if a cellular mast fails in a populated area, the network ( EE, Vodafone etc ) seem to fix the problem quick. Remote locations with less error reports seem to be less priority. You may be working in a location where space is tight and you need the smaller none 1TB HDD BOX.

LOW COST INVESTMENT = PEACE OF MIND

The 1TB HDD upgrade may only cost £5-£8 extra per month, based on a 2 and 3 year project. End users would usually opt for the extra level of backup for what is a small investment.

As with all our hardware the NAS and 1TB Hard Disk Drive is pre built and configured. As soon as the 4G enclosure has power, the camera will start to archive images to the local 1TB Storage. We can even check on the NAS remotely to ensure images are filling up.

NO REQUIRMENT TO GO TO THE CAMERA. At any time simply connect a provided USB cable to the NAS and the other end to your Personal Computer or MAC and transfer the images

<< Larger 4G BOX on the left is the NAS 1TB BOX and the smaller one is without. 

POWERING OUR SYSTEM – POINTS A & B

Our 4G BOX is installed at Point A, near or next to a power supply (Mains or 12V Battery). The camera location is Point B, this can be 100’s of feet away from the plug socket. Point A and B are connected together on a supplied outdoor data cable. The BOX outputs data and power over the Ethernet cable to the camera. You can run 100MTRS (330 Feet) as standard. The 4G BOX features 20mm cable glands and your outdoor cable is already cellular connected and ready to plug into your camera. AS STANDARD, the system ships with a 50 foot outdoor data cable, we can make this longer upon request.

Solar and Battery Support

Finding local power will ensure a faster installation. With our system its only our “comms box” that needs direct power. Within the comms box (grey enclosure) is a small POE switch. From that a single data cable (supplied) powers and connects the camera. Therefore the camera can be 100’s of feet from a mains power supply.

For applications where solar is the only choice we make our cellular, networking and camera hardware 12V DC Input ready. The camera and router have a combined 20W output. This is the maximum, typically its much less. Even so, a single 120W panel would be a little on the light side so we advise on 2 x 120W panels, as pictured below. Pole mounting the Panels is also an option.

Remote Monitoring Portal

construction site solar time lapse camera

WHITE LABEL – YOUR LOGO, YOUR PROJECT INFO

CUSTOM HEADER DESIGN, WE CAN REMOVE THE “IIP…” REFERENCE

** Above are only header examples and are not the full image 

VIDEO EXAMPLE OF OUR IIP PORTAL LAYOUT

The 2 x Time lapse “videos” are designed and displayed as a visual overview. These are not full stitch time lapse films. Our own-created Linux based software selects a specific image number and runs it as an overview sequence. Example: The last 24 hours, our software selects image number 5. Therefore the overview video will stitch together image 5,10,15,20,25 and so on.

LOGO & PROJECT STAMPED IMAGES SAVED FROM THE PORTAL

Clean images with no text on save to your remote cloud folder. The below image is cropped for on-page viewing. See this link for the original 4K resolution version.

THE NEW PHASE TWO PORTAL !

Lets recap first of all. The portal is optional, for a relatively low price it adds a lot of value. Without it you can still access images remotely, the portal gives you a quicker and more interactive display of captured images. Our newer Phase 2 portal has the addition of image thumbnails in view and a calendar search tool, its more advanced.

INCLUDED WITH ALL SYSTEMS

With or without the Portal, your camera system will still feature the below and has full remote management.

  • Full camera GUI access
  • Remote focus, advanced focus & optical zoom
  • 4G LTE Router Access
  • Image grab snapshot command
  • Remote time-lapse cloud folder access
  • Password protection
  • Live Camera View
  • 4G LTE SIM Portal to manage usage

PORTAL 1 – THE IIP 

Our first portal which we have run for over a year now with no reported problems. This is slowly being phased out.

  • 16:9 Remote Time Lapse Portal
  • Last 3 x Captured Images
  • Click & Save Logo stamped images
  • Clean images sent to the cloud
  • Overview Sequences, last 24 hours
  • Overview Sequences, last 30 days
  • Image Archive Folder access
  • Password Protection

PHASE 2 – OUT NOW

Available now but a steady roll out. This should be available for any systems bought after the middle of march 2018.

  • Latest image view
  • Last 24 hour view as thumbnails
  • Historical image list archive
  • Calendar search with date & time
  • Save images to share
  • Multi camera switch interface
  • Multiple simultaneous users, virtually unlimited
  • Dedicated RAID 1 server storage

Filezilla: Transfering your Time Lapse Images

FileZilla is a Free FTP Client. FTP = File Transfer Protocol, an easy method for transferring your Time Lapse images stored in the cloud, to your local PC. Below is an overview video on setting up FileZilla and transferring your images. FTP just like 4G, Network Cameras and IP, its probably all a bit new to you. However, once you have done this a few times its all very easy.

Look at your cloud folder as your archive and storage but not necessarily the library where you flick through and view images. It is best to do that and the post production when the images are on your local machine.

  1. Install the Filezilla Client Link here
  2. Use the Site Manager & Enter Host, Username, Password and Port – ( details on the excel sheet we sent you )
  3. Select images (all on the right) to your Local Documents (on the left)
  4. After you have done this a few times, see our tutorial on Filezilla Site Manager, this is a quicker way to access images.

BELOW: Enter your Host (domain name), User-name, Password & Port Number. These are on your provided Access Sheet 

  • Click the Site Manager within File ( top left )
  • Click new site & Name
  • Host, Port Number, User Name & Password are all on your excel sheet
  • Copy the rest of the info as per the image and click OK
  • Then go back in and press connect – You should now see your images

BELOW: The message box and prompt to skip images wont appear until all the new images have transferred first. If you navigate away from Filezilla (whilst its downloading new images), Make sure you come back to your PC as it may be waiting for the command. The Skip Prompt shows at around 34 seconds into the video below. 

EXAMPLE: You have transferred your first batch of images and a month has passed, remember that first batch will stay in your Cloud. You log into FileZilla again to transfer the last 4 weeks of images. Complete the above as usual and your local folder will start to populate with all the new images. FileZilla will then notice that you have transferred some of the images that are already in your Timelapse Folder. So, we simply command FileZilla to “SKIP” those images. Your Local Folder will now only populate with any new images since the last transfer. 

 

SELECTING IMAGES WITH FILEZILLA

Your 50GIG Cloud will hold 10’s of 1000’s of images. However FileZilla sometimes can stop filling up when you have around 7500 – 8000 images in your folder. Don’t worry your images will still be in the cloud. Here is how you select some to delete. Alternatively you could download a few thousand, zip file them locally and then upload back to your cloud folder as an archive.

The below video shows you an example of selecting to delete images. FOR TRANSFER: Just drag the selected to your local document folder on the left. You can also use “Ctrl” & “A” on your keyboard to select all. 

Live Stream Network IP Broadcasting Camera in HD & Ultra HD 4K

IP Video Cameras for surveillance have been out and about for many years. Pioneered by Axis communications, who are now owned by Canon. Over time they have taken over from older more traditional closed circuit CCTV camera systems.

These cameras are now a serious option for IP based live camera streaming. If you have a construction project or business to promote, you can now consider one of our pre-configured IP broadcasting camera systems.

For decades older VGA analogue cameras streamed video at a low resolution of 640 x 500, or something to close to that. Then IP cameras was seen as more powerful and advanced as they could shoot video in High Definition (HD) 1920 x 1080. Those cameras could stream video in full HD at around 8 FPS ( Frames Per Second ).

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Burgess Technologies pre-builds and configures the IP Broadcasting Camera in our workshop. When taken to site, just plug the camera into an available network and instant YouTube live stream is instantly operational.

Below we are going to look at how IP camera technology and especially live streaming has advanced in a short space of time.

HD ip broadcasting camera4K IP CAMERA LIVE STREAMING

Network camera technology now goes up to 7K and beyond. A 7K network IP camera can stream video with 30 million pixels per frame. However, for live streaming the maximum we can run to at the moment is 4K Ultra HD. You can live stream our 4K Ultra HD camera to youtube in 4K resolution.

It is more common to stream video in say 1080p full hd. You have to consider the network and its limitations. This is the available on site networking infrastructure you are connecting your HD Live stream ip camera to. See the working below:

  • Full HD 1080p with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 – Requires an internet speed of 3-6 mbs.
  • 4k Ultra HD with a resolution of 3840 x 2160  – Requires an internet speed of 12-14 mbs.

Using a 1080p stream will ensure a smoother viewing experience. If you consider where you will be watching the video, a lot of the time it will be on our mobile and PC or laptop. Therefore a full HD system is perfectly adequate. If you have a fast internet connection and want to broadcast the IP camera on say a 4K TV, then look to take one of our 4K IP broadcasting systems.

FRAMES PER SECOND

ip broadcast cameraAs we first mentioned on this post, network IP cameras have advanced in many areas over the years. 1080P full HD was seen as a breakthrough and very powerful resolution. Years ago such resolutions had limitations for streaming video. A 1080p IP camera would live stream video and broadcast at around 8 Frames Per Second (FPS). Now we can provide HD IP cameras that broadcast live video at up 120 Frames Per Second. Such a high frame rate is a great choice for streaming sports events. Typically for a business promotion or construction monitoring then 25 FPS is perfectly acceptable.

The options for FPS are as follows:

  • HD live stream @ 25fps
  • HD live stream @ 60fps
  • HD live stream @ 120fps

With these FPS rates and the multi megapixel technology is why these cameras make an ideal Live Streaming System. For monitoring and watching sports events then a camera with a 120 Frames Per Seconds would offer a really smooth stream.

HD IP Broadcasting Camera System

The entire solution is pre-configured and pre built. This ensures your time on site is reduced, no specialist camera installer is required. All the technical programming has already been completed by Burgess Technologies. No PC or operating system (OS) is required on site. There is also no running software. Simply plug the IP Broadcasting camera into an available network point and the installation is now complete.

  • NO PC or Operating Systems required
  • NO Running Software
  • NO encoders

ip camera to live stream on youtubeYouTube Ready: The camera is already set up to stream live video to YouTube’s Free streaming service. On YouTube you can stream video up to 4K in resolution. Alternatively you can also stream video to Facebook, Daily Motion and many more. If you are looking to stream a construction site build then you can also set schedules. For example you would not want or need the IP broadcasting camera streaming video to YouTube at night time when there is no construction build.

The system also features a watchdog service. If the camera is detected to not be sending a stream then an email will be sent.

Image JPEG archiving

Many live streaming projects will just be that, in that you want and need a camera to IP broadcast video to a streaming service like YouTube. There may also be occasions and applications that require a remote image archive. This is useful for time-lapse and image marketing.

We can set the same camera to send images to a remote cloud host. Here you can log in remotely to view and bulk transfer images.

8MP, 4K UHD P-iris Lens Remote Camera & Image Features

Our 8.3MP 4K UHD Network Video Camera features an advanced P-iris Lens with a Remote Focus, Advanced Focus (area selection) and Optical Zoom. We can make changes for you. However, production partners usually have different editing software and a preference to how bright or dark an image should be. Therefore changes to brightness, sharpness, contrast and zoom may be best completed by yourself. HERE IS A LITE GUIDE TO SHOW YOU HOW:

TIP: As part of your Installation you should test the 3G/4G Signal and remote access. Make sure you can access the camera remotely, if you are in a out of town area or have some bad luck with the local Cellular Mast, it may be better to complete these changes locally (when your laptop is connected to the Router / Access the camera through its Local IP Address).

Please note: the below Live Video stream on the focus is not full 8MP, its a reduced in Megapixel, compressed feed, used only for Optical Zoom clarification.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: We cant stress this enough, some of the best camera images we have are from cameras left in their default settings. These image enhancements are optional and a few small changes may help.

Most Common Used:

  • Remote Focus & Zoom
  • Image Sharpness & Brightness
  • Wide Dynamic Range – Dynamic Contrast
  • Shutter Speed – Mainly for indoor projects, letting light into the sensor is good on a dark image, but can be too bright when the sun comes back out. Be careful with this one.

Check the current image view using the Set Up Image GRAB URL (keep it open in your browser ) >> Make a note or Screen Grab ( use Tiny Take by Mango ) your current settings >> Make any changes you like & save >> Open a new tab next to the current downloaded image and capture a new one >> Compare the 2 x images and see if it was better before or after your changes >> Save and keep the same or go back to how they was before.


Access the camera, click “SET UP” at the Top Right, See “BASIC SET UP” now top left menu, Select number 5 “FOCUS & ZOOM”.

You could try these settings at home, your back yard or even the office before the camera is taken to site.

REMOTE ZOOM AND FOCUS

Its not mandatory to change the zoom settings, a lot of the time cropping is preferred in Post Production.

  • Perform an auto focus. Lens adjustment, zoom in and out and perform an advanced focus. The advanced focus is where you create a designated area that you would like to focus on.

Please note: the Live video stream on the focus is not full 8MP, its a reduced in Megapixel, compressed feed, used only for Optical Zoom clarification

REMOTE CAMERA & IMAGE SETTINGS

  • Most common settings that make a difference to the image: Exposure, Gain and Shutter Speed. Here you can also change brightness and sharpness and more.

ACCESS: Log into the Camera, click “Set Up” top right, menu then on the left, Select “Video” then ” Camera ” Settings ”

These settings are from our Advanced 8MP Cellular Time Lapse Camera.


CHANGE, SAVE, REFRESH & REPEAT. . . .

As mentioned above, the best thing to do: Download a live image from the Camera using the “Set Up Image GRAB” URL, evaluate the image and leave it open in your web-browser Tab. Make what ever changes you like and save them. Don’t forget to make a note of the settings encase you want to change back to them. Open a new web-browser tab next to the current downloaded image. Copy and paste the image Grab URL into the new Tab and hit Go or Refresh. This will now download the new image. Flip between the 2 x Tabs and see if the change of settings improved the image to your own preference. If it did, great and you can now move onto more settings. If not, that’s OK, just change back to the original and save.


Wide Dynamic Range – Enable Dynamic Contrast

WDR mode is an on-camera technology that extends the time lapse camera’s range, to cover a greater span between the bright and the dark areas in the image. The simplest method of combatting WDR is using Dynamic Contrast, a capability built-in to most of our cameras.

In this method, the camera’s sensor captures an image with a higher bit depth (an internal property that translates to dynamic range) than what the camera can actually deliver. The camera then performs advanced tone mapping, in which some brightness levels are dropped, to decrease the bit depth to a format that a computer screen can handle. Both the darkest and the brightest parts are taken into account, resulting in more details at both ends of the scale.

Published Time-Lapse Films

Below are a few examples where you can see our technology as part of a produced short film. This will give you an insight into final delivery. However, its good to note that there are many factors that can determine the quality. Was the time lapse films produced in their 4K original resolution ? Burgess Technologies is not a production company, we provide our systems to partners who complete post production. The below examples are from our best selling 4K UHD 8.3MP cellular system.

London Bridge Theatre - Balcony build

Steve the owner of Wildside UK Productions had never worked with network and cellular technology before. Steve is an award-winning cameraman of some 20+ years and works mainly with broadcasting cameras. PORTFOLIO LINK HERE

The End Client wanted to deploy our 4K UHD 4G system so they would have the ability to check on images remotely. At the same time they ran a broadcasting camera which was also used for time-lapse. This created a useful test to compare both.

The start of this flim is recorded with a SONY Broadcasting camera – Our camera is the one with the wider angle. The zoom and lens angle can be operated remotely. If you hover your mouse over the time section at the foot of the video, when it around 41 seconds is when its our 4K system.

REMOTE HARDWARE & IMAGE ACCESS - ANYTIME & ANYWHERE

Image marketing and film production is only one area. With our own-created Monitoring Portal, people who have an interest in the build can log in and monitor progression remotely.

PLEASE NOTE: The recording screen grab below is only 900 pixels, NOT the 3840 x 2160 original resolution. You can see the full 4K image from the below project here.

Lazenby - Cannon Green London

This product was delivered by Seveer Media based in Manchester. The end client is Lazenby and for almost a quarter of a century they been regarded as the leaders in the field of decorative concrete. This project involved three of our 4K UHD 4G Time Lapse systems. Like all our customers new and old, Seveer media had never installed this technology before. We spent around 5 days building and testing the system. Seveer just powered up and positioned the cameras. PORTFOLIO LINK HERE

PLEASE SEE THE LAZENBY WEBSITE FOR THE VIDEO

Original video link here. The time lapse sequence using images captured from our system starts at 1 minute in.

Quaker burial site discovered on Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Estate

A 200-year-old burial site was discovered during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. Our 2nd camera system, installed by Echo Video helped keep an eye on unexpected find. You can read the full press article here.

Remote Camera System 2

New Waverley - Edinburgh

To see an example time lapse film CLICK THE LINK BELOW. This is a monthly update film for owners, investors, architects etc. Do be sure to select 1080P. This is a great update film from Mettje Hunneman of VideoLab Studio in Scotland. Also note that a final film can be produced in its full 4K if required. Mettje’s monthly update film is 1080P

External Link here to Recent Time-lapse 

SUPERMARKET TIME LAPSE CHRISTMAS

4G Indoor 4K Time Lapse Video Camera for Internal Fit Out

Internal time lapse projects are becoming ever so more popular. Stake holders and project managers are looking for ways to monitor the build remotely. End clients are looking for ways to time lapse their indoor fit out project. Such a project may throw up some technical questions around the actual time-lapse camera, what resolution do you need ? Our 4K Ultra HD Camera over 4G is the most popular system we sell.

Connectivity is another important subject, is it better to use your own network or to use a 4G network. We will cover the pros and cons of both. In this post we are going to highlight a recent indoor fit out project that deployed one of our 4K indoor time lapse camera systems. Although the client had their own physical network they opted to use our 4G hardware.

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4G indoor fit out time lapse camera4K Indoor Time Lapse 4G or not ?

The technology we use is high end network video cameras. These devices use the Internet (IP) to operate therefore the option to use your own networking infrastructure is kind of a possibility. For indoor time lapse the option to plug into the network will be more practical than say an outdoor construction build. However, there are several reasons why using the 4G network is more flexible and beneficial.

SEPARATE TO YOUR OWN MAINTAINED NETWORK: This is very, very common as network managers don’t like new devices on their own network. Only on a few occasions have we agreed to sell a system with the understanding the end client will hook it up to their own network and each and every time the indoor time lapse camera system has been returned, for the addition of a 4G set up.

WHO WILL SET UP THE CAMERA ? Another very valid point, you have your indoor time lapse camera on site, you have plugged it into an available network point, who is then going to set up the remote access and port forwarding ? Port forwarding itself is very difficult to set up. Will the end users IT guy be happy doing this ?

4G Indoor Time Lapse = Stand Alone System

This is key to why most partners purchase the camera system as 4G enabled and ready. Using the cellular network allows us to 100% fully configure the internal time lapse system as a complete stand alone solution. Using a 4G high speed router allows us to ship the system as a true plug and capture product. Nothing is left to do other than plug the comms box into a mains socket and then mount the camera to a wall. Using 4G also allows you to move it around to any parts of the building where a network port may not be available.

The below image is an example from one of our 4K indoor time lapse camera systems. The camera was quickly set up on site needed just power. The images are being sent to a cloud server from 7am until 7pm. We set the image capture rate to every 10 minutes. Both the schedule and image capture frequency can be changed remotely.

Please note the 4K time lapse image below has an original resolution size of 3840 x 2160 4K Pixels. It may not look its best on this specific page as its been compressed to fit the much smaller resolution page. For lots of sample images including some internal fit outs, please see our portfolio section here.

4k indoor fit out time lapse camera

Power & Cabling the Time Lapse Camera

Our 4K Indoor Time Lapse Camera does not need to be placed directly next to a power point. When we say a power point we mean your standard UK plug socket. Our system comes in two sections. One is the 4G communications box and the other is the Camera. If you refer back to the system pictured at the start of this post, you can see an example of how it looks. You will notice that fit out time lapse camera is connected to the grey box an a camera connector cable.

indoor fit out timelapse cameraThe camera connector cable  is a cat5e Ethernet cable. This is used to power the camera and you can run some 330 feet away from the box and plug socket. if you look at the picture to the left you will see the back outdoor data cable. We supply as standard 50 feet of data cable we can make a longer run if needed. This is one of the first things you need to find out: How far is the ideal camera position to the nearest power source / plug socket ? Once you know that you can organise the correct cable length.

4K & 4G Indoor Time lapse: FEATURES

So far we hope you have understood the benefits of deploying a 4G LTE architecture, this can be a complete stab alone time lapse system and allows is to configure everything before it ships. This ensures your time on site will be brief and without any technical challenges but what about the rest of the system and features. Lets take a closer look at the most popular features our partners enjoy:

Cloud Enabled: The Indoor time lapse camera is pre set to a hosted cloud server. This costs £150 per year but can be FREE for the first 12 months depending on what promotions Burgess Technologies is running, contact us to find out. The cloud server offers you a space of 50GIG, depending on the duration of your time lapse project you could store your entire project here. It is more common though for you to transfer your construction site images off every few months.

Remote Image Folder: With an internal fit out time lapse project the person who requires the images will probably be at the same site the 4K and 4G timelapse camera is. Remote operation and access to the 4K UHD images will still be beneficial. Even if you are located at the same site, the last thing you want to be doing is collecting images directly from the video camera. With the 4G network and the remote access we configure, you can access the camera from your office or even your home. This makes post production and time lapse creation more flexible and less hassle.

TIME LAPSE “IIP” PORTAL

In the systems most simplest operation you can access images remotely and always be able to access the most recent images captured. A lot of the time customers enjoy a more visual display of the images. For these instances we build our own 4K 16:9 Time Lapse portal. This has been developed by Burgess Technologies and runs on a hosted Linux server. If you an End Client you will find stake holders, project managers and owners love this feature. If you are a trade customer, again this is ideal for your own client and we can brand the Portal with your logo and company information.

Vari-Focal & Wide Angle Lenses

The two main 4G LTE Time Lapse camera systems we sell are our 5MP system and our 4K UHD System. Both have the ability to remotely change the focal settings of the lens.

  • 5MP camera system: 29° to 88° wide angle
  • 4K UHD camera system: 35° to 109° wide angle

A lot of cropping is carried out post production. However, there are still times when having the ability to crop the image in its live status is advantageous. Take these two examples below.

The Indoor Camera was capturing a ledge to the left of the Camera and the Outdoor System was capturing a builders storage unit, which had some rather interesting graffiti on it.

Image Crop without Loosing Resolution

If you are using software to crop the image, you will also be cropping the actual image size. Again, this is not really an issue, these high megapixel cameras and the images they capture allow for cropping and editing. However, if you want the flexibility to do this pre-capture, then we have systems that can do this.

“A lot of the time our 8MP camera system is purchased because our partner has the budget for this higher end system, so the included optical zoom is a bonus. This is more probable than a partner buying the system just for the Optical Zoom, In other words: The remote zoom is a great feature but high resolution is usually why people opt for that camera.” 

Systems that include a remote operated lens:

^ Before the remote optical zoom, showing a ledge

The Image above shows the ledge to the left and after the remote operated Optical Zoom, it shows the ledge removed. Alteration of a Varifocal Lens or Optical Zoom Lens does not change the resolution. From the 8MP Camera.

Image after the Remote Optical Zoom, which removed the ledge on the left

zoom time lapse camera

The image above shows the builders container and a tree to the left, below these have been cropped out using the cameras Remote Operated Varifocal Lens, this is the 5MP Camera System.

cropped 4g time lapse

The below

Filezilla Site Manager for Quicker Access

This post is designed for people who have already used Filezilla a few times to transfer images. You already have some experience in using your log in credentials and making a connection to the remote cloud host.

There are several more in-depth posts on Filezilla but in a nutshell: Filezilla is a FREE FTP Client which makes a connection to your remote cloud image folder and allows you to transfer images to your own “local” computer.

If you have multiple cloud servers through Burgess Technologies then using the Filezilla Site Manager can be useful. Even for single site applications you may find this a quicker method of logging in and transferring images.

Your current FileZilla log in will require you to enter all your log in details for each new session, with Site Manager you can have those details stored. Furthermore, you can have your local image folder path saved.

** When we say “local folder” this is the folder on your local machine, your personal computer, your laptop or MAC etc. 

BELOW IS A QUICK OVERVIEW VIDEO of logging in with site manager.

Don’t miss the start as it shows you where the Site Manager is

WHAT WE HAVE DONE 

  1. Within Site Manager we have added the credentials of the remote site(s) we will be connecting to.
  2. You have an option to auto connect ( as per video example ) or be prompted for your password.
  3. Your local folder where you usually transfer images to is already saved.
  4. You can quickly reference the number of images you currently have in your local folder & remote folder.
  5. Click any image in the remote folder and then click “Ctrl” & “A” together on your keyboard ( short code for select all ).
  6. Then drag the selected “all” to your local folder.
  7. FileZilla will note any images you have already transferred, select “skip” when prompted to exclude these.

MULTIPLE SITES

If you had 2 or 3 different sites you could have each saved in the Site Manager and named as per your project. This will be an easier way to manage multiple construction projects.

HOW TO ADD YOUR SITE TO SITE MANAGER

Follow the below, if you struggle we can set up a Screen Share and remotely control your PC and do it for you.

  1. Click Site Manager Top Left
  2. Click “New Site” & name it
  3. Complete the “General” & “Advanced” top tabs but leave “Transfer settings” & “Charset”

GENERAL TAB: Add your provided host name. . . .Protocol: Select “FTP – File Transfer Protocol” . . . . . . Encryption: Select “Require explicit FTP over TLS”. . . .  Login Type select “Normal”. . . . . Then input your provided User Name & Password.

ADVANCED TAB:  Browse and select your local folder where you save your time lapse images to. The remote folder is the name of the cloud folder you want to connect to. This is really important as it will effect the way you first view and transfer images.

Example: Your remote folder path is usually your cloud domain name followed by 2 x folders. mycamera.com/images/timelapse

  1. So, if you put your remote site directory as /timelapse and going off the above path, the connection will take you directly into your JPEG folder, as per the video examples.
  2. If you put /images as the remote site directory this will take you one step back and the instant connection will take you to the folder ( SEE VIDEO BELOW )

Don’t be too confused by this just try either, the difference this makes depends if you want to drag your folder over or select your images with the ability to compare folder quantities first.

 

Can't quite manage this ?

Please do have a try, if you cant quite manage the set up we can do it for you.

We would need to use something like TeamViewer and you share your PC. Remotely we can then take control of your computer and make the changes for you. You will need to schedule this in with us, please email Paul – paul@burgesstec.co.uk