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The star of Gyro-Cam has left my garage and is now flying around
Northern California. Click the image for a Gyro-Cam
Construction Log /
Gyro-Cam was a custom system of hardware and
sofware that I used to auto-record my Gyroplane
construction project as it happened in my garage in 1999. The
end-result is a time-lapsed video of the entire project from start to
finish. The system also auto-uploaded the latest image to this web
page for the world to see.
This project took over 4 gigabytes of disk space (I saved a 320x240
YUV and a 640x480 JPEG every minute) and produced an 80 megabyte MPEG
movie that runs for 12 minutes at 20 frames per second. I'm happy
with the way it turned out and will be copying it to video tape
Example Images and Movies Available Here
Did you miss Gyro-Cam? Or want to see the project again? Check out
I'll probably start recording flight testing information soon, back on
my main gyro page:
- Monthly 640x480 Images
- The last full-scale 640x480 image from each month of the
project. This is a good quick overview of how the project
progressed and what was displayed on this page over time.
- MPEG movies!
- Time-lapsed MPEG videos of the gyroplane construction
- Static Example Demo images
- A collection of 4 pictures and their differences, demonstrating
how the timelapse software "sees" differences. These frames are from
the first day with the camera installed.
back to Tim's Gyro page
Timothy D. Witham
Last modified: Sat Dec 23 22:12:56 PST 2000