By Jonathan | February 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm
Since the middle of February I have been posting time lapse videos on YouTube of WindSeeker construction at both Cedar Point and Kings Island. As progress is made at the construction sites, traffic to the YouTube videos is beginning to increase and people have started asking me how I’ve been obtaining this video footage. To avoid a lengthy, technical discussion on what is actually happening, I will provide a high level overview to help alleviate some of the curiosity.
Cedar Point and Kings Island both have web cameras pointed at the WindSeeker sites that update on a very regular basis. I wrote a custom script to run on my computer that basically captures a number of these images throughout the day from each camera. Each day I take the collected images and use a piece of software that allows me to generate a video from the sequence of images. The daily videos are then stitched together to provide a weekly summary of WindSeeker progress that I upload to YouTube.
So, that’s it. Nothing special, just a bunch of image grabs stitched together for a video. I hope that you will continue to enjoy these construction updates as they are posted!