In assembling this list, we wanted to showcase the outstanding webcam time lapse content that is now online
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Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 22, 2009
TimeCam.TV, makers of TimeCam, the innovative webcam time lapse service, today announced their annual Best Time lapse Enabled Webcams of 2008. To assemble this extraordinary collection of webcam time lapses, the team at TimeCam.TV watched thousands of hours of time lapse from hundreds of TimeCam-enabled web cameras. The result is collection of movies that is delightful and unique, ranging from dust storms at the Great Pyramids in Egypt to a quirky movie of the audience standing up and sitting down at the Ellen DeGeneres show to an unbelievable month-long sequence of the sun's rotation.
"In assembling this list, we wanted to showcase the outstanding webcam time lapse content that is now online," said Tim Brown, co-owner of TimeCam.TV. "Webcams no longer need to be the low-resolution, low-quality devices they once were; adding time lapse makes almost any webcam outstanding."
Until recently, webcam technology seemed stalled in the last century, but Flash-based services like TimeCam.TV combined with next-generation megapixel network cameras are transforming the traditional webcam into a 21st century multimedia device.
"The TimeCam.TV time lapse service was developed to help savvy website owners leverage the marketing potential of the new high-resolution IP cameras," said Christopher Zimmerman, lead developer of the TimeCam system. "Time lapse is hot right now and we kept hearing from people that they wanted to add time lapse movies to their webcams but there was no easy way to do it. TimeCam.TV is a low-cost Flash-based solution for instantly adding live time lapse content to any web camera without having to install any software."
TimeCam.TV's users seem to agree. "The TimeCam.TV time lapse player was the easiest way for us to add time lapse to Snowbird's web cameras," said Dave Fields, Marketing Director for Snowbird ski resort. "We had the live time lapse movies playing on our website in minutes. Our guests love to see how the storms come in and the snow piles up on the SnowCam." "TimeCam.TV is the best time lapse solution out there," adds Vance Kozik, owner of HBCams.com.
"Bringing webcams up to Web 2.0 standards has been a challenge for many website owners," says Brown, "companies spend thousands of dollars on website content and then feature a static webcam image that is totally uninteresting. Even many quality cameras are dark at night or frequently obscured by weather. Adding time lapse to a camera solves this problem by providing interesting, dynamic content for visitors to watch, even if the webcam is down."
Viewing TimeCam's #1 time lapse movie, recorded from a high-resolution weather camera in Salt Lake City, one can see why TimeCam's concept is compelling. Most of the individual frames, as they would appear on a standard, static webcam, are not that interesting; but when assembled into a time-lapse, these images form a 20-second movie that is amazing to watch.
To view the best webcam time lapses of 2008 or to learn more about the TimeCam time-lapse service visit TimeCam.TV
TimeCam.TV is the leading provider of innovative, embeddable timelapse movies for web cameras. A TimeCam is a Flash-based media player that streams live, up-to-date time lapse movies from any webcam. TimeCam.TV and its parent company TimeScience LLC provide a complete range of hardware and software and kiosk solutions for webcam owners and science, research and monitoring applications.
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