EvoCam takes picture every 30 seconds, uploads it to a web server via FTP. EvoCam also holds on to the images until just before midnight when it creates a video from the stills and uploads the resulting .mp4 to the same web server. The rest is all done outside of EvoCam using Automator, Cronnix, Dropbox, Zapier, IFTTT, etc.
The process has been hacked together over the last 12+ years since I first pointed a camera out the window and fired up EvoCam. I have used at least 3 computers over the years to run EvoCam, but it’s been the consistent part of the process. Which kinda sucks because the makers of EvoCam, Evological, went dark years ago, and I have been unable to find software that does the things I need it to do. I am trying to keep everything running on older computers, but ideally I want to find another solution.
If you are a software developer and want a project, please contact me.
I am having a hard time deciding where to begin. So here are some bullet points to flesh out soon by transfering over blog entries from another site. Read the tl;dr above and then these bullet points: