The term "webcam" (a clipped compound) may also be used in its original sense of a video camera connected to the Web continuously for an indefinite time, rather than for a particular session, generally supplying a view for anyone who visits its web page over the Internet.
Some of them, for example, those used as online traffic cameras, are expensive, rugged professional video cameras.
Operation QC-Cam is yet another tool to help make Queen Creek a safe place to live and conduct business, and to let the criminal element know that they are being watched and are not welcome.
Once they get a whiff, they come and check it out," Paulat said."They jump right in there and drink up."Being an interpretive park ranger is a dream job, said Paulat, who spent years in the Coast Guard and in the auto, recycling and computer industries before discovering his true passion."(Previous jobs) bored me to tears because I needed to be outside," he said. "The wonders of nature are so close if Arizonans take the time to look away from their TVs and phones, Paulat said.This webcam is part of the Earthcam’s network of Iconic webcams along with Eiffel Tower, Niagara Falls, Washington Monument and more. Worldwide there are 15 species of cranes scattered across the globe. Many are either threatened or endangered due to a variety of reasons with habitat loss being chief among them.They have also become a source of security and privacy issues, as some built-in webcams can be remotely activated by spyware.
The most popular use of webcams is the establishment of video links, permitting computers to act as videophones or videoconference stations.
Cranes are one of the oldest extant linages of birds arising as a group more than 60 million years ago.
Their prehistoric presence in the United States is confirmed by 10 million year old fossilized remains from Nebraska.
making them the lowest-cost form of videotelephony.
Despite the low cost, the resolution offered at present (2015) is rather impressive, with low-end webcams offering resolutions of 320×240, medium webcams offering 640×480 resolution, and high-end webcams offering 1280×720 (aka 720p) or even 1920×1080 (aka 1080p) resolution.
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