PyCatcher – Another timelapsy program

Posted by (twitter: @FionaSarah)
December 4th, 2008 4:28 am

I decided that for this LD I wanted to do a Timelapse. I wanted a timelapse program that

  • Ran natively on Linux.
  • Produces a screen shot of the desktop with an image of my webcam inline – not the other way round.
  • Be something that I can start in a terminal and forget about.
  • Not spit out a movie at the end and decide on what format or quality it should be – instead it should give me a bunch of images in a numbered sequence that I can then concatenate with ffmpeg or something myself.

So I wrote PyCatcher, poking it for half an hour every day for the past week. I got my webcam displaying inline last night, so while it’s not as feature rich as I have planned it does work.

If this sound relevant to ones interests you can grab it here- http://github.com/Fiona/pycatcher/tree/master

This Ludum Dare I’ll be using PyCatcher for timelapse and writing my game in Python/Pygame using my Pygame-Fenix library to aid development.

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One Response to “PyCatcher – Another timelapsy program”

  1. dock says:

    Thanks for sharing this with the community, I hope it makes a few more timelapse videos! I won’t be using it personally, because I’m on mac, but I’m hoping to use Snapz to record a video.

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