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Bluff View Webcam

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by NjB, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. NjB

    NjB Hard Yards

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    Is that the ice machine starting already?
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks like a new one. Well spotted.
     
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    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    mmm so we are looking at putting webcam on Chalet Madarao. The comments above have led me to wonder how high tech do we need to go. Thoughts? Suggestions?
     
  6. snowflake65

    snowflake65 First Runs

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    Wow, that's brilliant
     
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    It's mounted to the Blue Bullet top station, I noticed it there a few days ago.
     
  8. LiveToSki

    LiveToSki One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    So will this camera make its way onto the Ski.com.au list? Maybe they will face it towards the Bluff when there is actually snow and they dont need to advertise the fact that their slushy machine is working?
     
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    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Other side of the mountain range, this one is even better:
    https://courmayeur-youla.panomax.com/
    (sorry, off topic I know)

    I reckon a good sweep of The Bluff over to Howitt, Crosscut Saw, etc from Buller would be a great cam though. IMO Buller has the best views of the Vic resorts. A great panocam like the above would be amazing up there. Hotham have this one:
    https://mthotham.roundshot.com/
     
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  10. Richard

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    HD static cam at minimum. Recommend Axis or Sony if you want it to last and have decent software. But there are plenty of other cheaper options.

    Streaming is nice to have but not essential. The only way to do streaming is how Thredbo are doing it by using YouTube as your delivery platform - but running a streaming cam uses a lot of upload bandwidth especially if it is HD so you will need a solid Internet plan with plenty of data. A static cam uses less than 1/50th of the installation bandwidth requirements of streaming cam even if you set it to update every 30 seconds or 1 minute.

    Just don't skimp and not get HD - everyone has a high pixel resolution mobile device and the standard definition cams look like garbage now.
     
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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Awesome! Thanks! Will have to suss out the upload bandwidth. But it is Japan with fibre optic all the way to the modem.
     
  12. Richard

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    bingo bango
     
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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I am not sure what that means. But I think it is positive.:thumbs:

    Would you put it up with the other webcams?

    Ok so I am not on top of the current state of th NBN here in Aus, but when I think about what a non-issue getting both my places connected when there was no internet at all, why wouldn't every new install in Aus be fibre to property from where ever they are laying new cables from? One was overhead and one is underground*. But neither were any more work than the cables to my place in Sydney when I built it. In fact way less work

    * underground in this case meant a bit of conduit laid on the ground with a bit of dirt kicked over it. Now covered in about 4 inches of rotted vegetation.
     
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    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    correct

    yes


    yeah... nup

    Read the NBN thread. It's been a cluster..
     
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    Has this camera been turned off/demolished with the BB1 demolition?
     
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    If you go to the buller app, you can see the original 'bluff view' cam which looks down bourke steet into the valley. The 'bluff view' cam on the website looks across bourke street from whitehorse straight into the what's remaining of the bb1 carcass.
     
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    anyone else noticed the chairs have not been removed from the 'Mercedes ' chairlift, normally they go away every night
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah I noticed that too.
     
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    Did I hear somewhere they are doing work to the shed at the top of Baldy? Maybe they are ripping out the inside of that building and it is easier to store the chairs on the cables instead of anywhere else????
     
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    That would be the logical answer.
     
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    Lucky this is not the AFL tread - cannot have logic there...
     
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  25. Richard

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    Your wish is my command..

    (about an hour or so)
     
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    Thats what I call service!! :)
     
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    extinct
     
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    Thank you. I was going to post some smart ass comment about a much better view of a wombat - but couldn't think of anything funny!!
     
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    They packed up now :)
     
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    Hi @Richard - what are the plans for this camera now the building of BB1 has finished? Will it stay pointing this way or moved to be "Bluff view"?
     
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    Could not answer. All Buller cams are run by the ski lift company*.

    FYI - none of the cams you see on this site are managed by Ski.com.au anymore. 2007 was the last year we operated cams at Buller. The last of the cams Ski.com.au ran was season 2015 for Falls & Hotham.

    * except Village Square & Apria Lodge at Buller are private cams operated by @luvthabumps & @DbSki
     
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    Ahh - OK. I thought it was discussion on here that got it changed. I guess we will wait.

    And soon to have added - Sponsored by.....
     
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    You could host a cam with a view of the rubbish bin across summit road maybe?
     
  37. LiveToSki

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    I did mention it to @Ian D a while ago and he said something about me doing it and he wouldnt do it all himself so it never happened...
     
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