September 26, 2011
San Nicolas Island Webcam FAQ
Through the new webcam we've installed in the cat enclosure at the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center, you can watch the rescued cats there as they go about their daily routines.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I take control of the camera?
Click the blue “Click to Start” button. If no one else is currently controlling the camera, you will be placed in line. When your turn comes up, the length of time you will control the camera will vary depending on demand.
How do I move the camera up and down?
Slowly slide the blue box underneath the video to move the camera to the right or left. Slowly slide the blue box to the right of the video to move the camera up or down.
How do I zoom in and zoom out?
There are two ways. To zoom in, you can either click the plus sign (+) next to the word “Tele” or slowly move the grey box on the slider towards the plus sign. To zoom out, you can either click the minus sign (-) next to the word “Wide” or slowly move the grey box on the slider towards the minus sign.
Is there a faster way to move the camera to get a closer look at something?
Yes, if you
see a cat you’d like to see up close, place your cursor on him and left
click. The camera will re-center what
you have clicked and zoom in.
Are there any preset landmarks that will take me to where cats are often active?
Yes, click the bar that says “Click here to navigate using camera presets.” This will display a list of five preset camera options. Click one to move the camera to that location.
What does each button do?
Click to Start: Allows you to take control of the camera for three minutes.
Blue slider boxes: The slider box underneath the video image allows you to move the camera right and left. The slider box to the right of the video image allows you to move it up and down.
Grey slider box: Allows you to zoom in or zoom out.
Tele +: Zooms the camera in.
Wide –: Zooms the camera out.
Click here to navigate using camera presets: Clicking this bar displays a list of five preset camera options. Click one to move the camera to that location.
Snapshot: Takes a “photo” of what is on the video screen. If you choose to save the image, it will automatically save as a .bmp file unless you change the file type.