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QUICK STREAMING TIP (v.2.5a):
Below is a screenshot of the basic settings to get CHILLCAM to stream. The below settings illustrate that Event #3 is enabled and ready to stream.

Click the 'ACTIVATE' button, and you're ready to stream!

(Version 2.4.0)

HOW DO I...

Save a picture to my harddrive every five minutes?

  1. Click the Configure button.
  2. Set the Update Period to 5 minutes.
  3. Make sure that the Enabled button is pressed down.
  4. Set the Local File to where you want the captured ".jpg" file saved on your harddrive.
  5. Click the OK button and make sure the Activate button is pressed down.

FTP a picture to an FTP server every 2 minutes?

  1. Click the Configure button.
  2. Set the Update Period to 2 minutes.
  3. Make sure that the Enabled button is pressed down.
  4. Make sure that the FTP button is pressed down.
  5. Set the Local File to where you want the ".jpg" file saved on your harddrive.
  6. Set the Remote File to the path and filename of where you want the ".jpg" file to go on the FTP server.
  7. Click the OK button and make sure the Activate button is pressed down.

Display the current time on my picture?

  1. Click the Message button.
  2. Enter the time codes that you want displayed in the Time Format Message field. Note: Time Codes are shown below.
  3. Select the position of where you want the time message to be displayed.

FTP a picture to different servers at different time intervals?

  1. Click the Configure button.
  2. Make sure that the Enabled button is pressed down.
  3. Make sure that the FTP button is pressed down.
  4. Set the Local File to where you want the ".jpg" file saved on your harddrive.
  5. Set the Remote File to the path and filename of where you want the ".jpg" file to go on the FTP server.
  6. At this point, either create a new "event" by clicking the New button or select a different event by clicking on it.
  7. Repeat steps 2 - 6 until you have as many events set up as you like.
  8. Click the OK button and make sure the Activate button is pressed down.

Save the last five images at one minute time intervals?

  1. Click the Configure button.
  2. Create a new event by clicking the New button.
  3. Set the Update Period to 5 minutes.
  4. Make sure that the Enabled button is pressed down.
  5. Set the Local File to where you want the captured ".jpg" file saved on your harddrive. Note: This filename should be different for each "event".
  6. Duplicate this event you just created 4 times by clicking the Duplicate button.
  7. Select your first event and set the Initial Delay to 1 minute.
  8. Select your second event and set the Initial Delay to 2 minutes.
  9. Select your third event and set the Initial Delay to 3 minutes.
  10. Select your fourth event and set the Initial Delay to 4 minutes.
  11. Select your fifth event and set the Initial Delay to 5 minutes.
  12. Click the OK button and make sure the Activate button is pressed down.
  13. Select Synchronize which is located under the file menu.

Cycle between three different messages?

  1. Click the Configure button.
  2. Create a new event by clicking the New button.
  3. Make sure that the Enabled button is pressed down.
  4. Set the Local File to where you want the captured ".jpg" file saved on your harddrive. Note: This filename NEEDS to be the same for each "event".
  5. Duplicate this event you just created 2 times by clicking the Duplicate button.
  6. Select your first event and set the Initial Delay to 1 minute.
  7. Select your second event and set the Initial Delay to 2 minutes.
  8. Select your third event and set the Initial Delay to 3 minutes.
  9. Click the OK button and make sure the Activate button is pressed down.
  10. Click the Message button.
  11. For each event, type a different message under Event Message
  12. Select File, and then Synchronize.

Make my picture look like an oil painting?

  1. Click the Message button.
  2. Select the "event" that you want to make look like an oil painting.
  3. Click the Filters button.
  4. Press the Oil Painting button down. Note: Also pressing the Remove Dust button tends to have better results for this effect.
  5. Click the two OK buttons.

Make my picture look like an old photo?

  1. Click the Message button.
  2. Select the "event" that you want to make look like an old photo.
  3. Click the Filters button.
  4. Press the Duotone button down and then select yellow for the "light" color. Note: Very interesting results come from experimenting with different colors!
  5. Click the two OK buttons.

Make my black and white camera's picture appear "bluesy"?

  1. Click the Message button.
  2. Select the "event" that you want to make "bluesy".
  3. Click the Filters button.
  4. Press the Duotone button down and then select dark blue for the "dark" color and light blue for the "light" color. Note: Very interesting results come from experimenting with different colors!
  5. Click the two OK buttons.

Check for the latest version of ChillCAM?

  1. Click the Message button.
  2. Select Help, and then Check Version.

Use the second camera that's also hooked to my computer?

  1. Select Options, and then Capture Device.
  2. Select which camera you want.

Keep ChillCAM on top of other applications?

  1. Press the little "thumbtack button" down which is located in the upper right corner.

Hide or minimize ChillCAM?

  1. Either click the minimize or hide button which are both located on the title bar of ChillCAM. Note: "Hiding" ChillCAM sends it to the system tray.

Control ChillCAM remotely?

  1. Telnet to port 6969 of the computer that ChillCAM is running on.
  2. Login using either "admin, user, or guest" as a username with whatever password you define.

Get an audible alert to warn me before ChillCAM snaps a picture?

  1. Select Options, and then Beep Before Capture.


Time Codes

%a Abbreviated weekday name

%A Full weekday name

%b Abbreviated month name

%B Full month name

%c Date and time representation appropriate for locale

%d Day of month as decimal number (01 - 31)

%H Hour in 24-hour format (00 - 23)

%I Hour in 12-hour format (01 - 12)

%j Day of year as decimal number (001 - 366)

%m Month as decimal number (01 - 12)

%M Minute as decimal number (00 - 59)

%p Current locale's A.M./P.M. indicator for 12-hour clock

%S Second as decimal number (00 - 59)

%U Week of year as decimal number, with Sunday as first day of week (00 - 51)

%w Weekday as decimal number (0 - 6; Sunday is 0)

%W Week of year as decimal number, with Monday as first day of week (00 - 51)

%x Date representation for current locale

%X Time representation for current locale

%y Year without century, as decimal number (00 - 99)

%Y Year with century, as decimal number

%z, %Z Time-zone name or abbreviation; no characters if time zone is unknown

%% Percent sign

the # flag may prefix any formatting code.
In that case, the format code is changed as follows.



Format Code

%#a, %#A, %#b, %#B, %#p, %#X, %#z, %#Z, %#% - # flag is ignored.

%#c
Long date and time representation, appropriate for current locale.
For example: "Tuesday, March 14, 1995, 12:41:29".

%#x
Long date representation, appropriate to current locale.
For example: "Tuesday, March 14, 1995".

%#d, %#H, %#I, %#j, %#m, %#M, %#S, %#U, %#w, %#W, %#y, %#Y
Remove leading zeros (if any).

ChillCAM filter hints

Here is a small collection of Matrices to use for the "Convolve" filter. They are mainly just to get you started… The way that the convolve works, is that it applies the matrix that you supply to every pixel in the image. The middle square represents the weight of the current pixel. The squares around it represent the weight of the surrounding pixels.

Gradient Masks

These filters enhance the edges in various directions.

North

-1

-2

-1

0

0

0

1

2

1

South
1 2 1
0 0 0
-1 -2 -1
West
-1 0 1
-2 0 2
-1 0 1
East
1 0 -1
2 0 -2
1 0 -1

NorthWest

-2

-1

0

-1

0

1

0

1

2

SouthWest
0 1 2
-1 0 1
-2 -1 0
NorthEast
0 -1 -2
1 0 -1
2 1 0
SouthEast
2 1 0
1 0 -1
0 -1 -2
Spatial Filters The High Pass Spatial Filters are generally characterized by negative values in their masks. This causes the image to be sharpened.
The Low Pass Spatial filters are characterized by positive values in their mask. This has an effect of adding the surrounding pixels to the current one, thereby blurring the image.
Sharpen
-1 -1 -1
-1 9 -1
-1 -1 -1
Blur
1 2 1
2 4 2
1 2 1
Laplacian Filters The Laplacian Filter is a generalization of the second derivitive taken in 2 dimensions. Its effect is to enhance changes in the image.
Laplacian Filter
0 -1 0
-1 4 -1
0 -1 0
Line Detect The Line detecters detect the edges in a certain direction.
Vertical
-1 2 -1
-1 2 -1
-1 2 -1
Horizontal
-1 -1 -1
2 2 2
-1 -1 -1
Left Diagnal
2 -1 -1
-1 2 -1
-1 -1 2
Right Diagnal
-1 -1 2
-1 2 -1
2 -1 -1
Point Detect The Point detecters detect discontinuities in the image... (non smooth areas)
Vertical
-1 2 -1
-1 2 -1
-1 2 -1

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