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March 15, 2007 - Video Replay

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March 15, 2007 - Replay

The replay times are the best times to really get a feel for what has happened during the day. You can fast-forward, pause, rewind and scan through the archive files for the day.

Sidney

The replay of the Sidney Wide camera is dark for the first 9 hours and 41 minutes - but shows a wonderful sunrise shortly after that point. The Close-up (CU) camera starts its day at about 09:06 into the file. Use the slider bar just under the image area to slide almost half-way through the file.

Today the scuttlebutt is that there is a second egg in the nest. We'll have to wait for David Hancock to review the video and decide if this is a fact. Check out the discussion forum "2007 Sidney Nest Discussion" for today for thoughts and such.

You'll also find that the "Egg Turning Frequency" discussion group has started up again. Lots of old and new friends here.

The audio on the cameras is incredible - lots of background bird noises, although the occasional plane or car going by can be a bit distracting at times.

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Nightly Replays

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Now that we have our own Windows Streaming Media server, we've implemented a number of features and likely will implement more.

The one that most people will appreciate is the replay each night (camera time) of the day's video. This article is to let you know how this works and why it can be a bit fragmented at times.


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Bull Shoals State Park Eagle Awareness

Wildlife NewsSubmirtted by Christi_T

The Bull Shoals-White River State Park here in Arkansas has an annual Eagle Awareness program. I haven't been to it before, but I wasn't involved in all that David has sparked in me! If anyone is interested in attending, contact me and I'll help with information about area accommodations. Here's the little write-up about it.

Each year approximately 100 bald eagles visit the Bull Shoals area. Enjoy festivities centered on our national symbol. Activities include lake tours, guided bird walks, guest speakers, live bird demonstrations and live entertainment. Contact the park for a detailed schedule.

Admission: Free, except lake cruises. Cruises: $6.25 adults, $3 kids ages 6-12
E-mail: bullshoalswhiteriver at arkansas.com

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Latest News

Wildlife NewsWe have created this new Hancock Wildlife Org site as an abstract of the original forum.hancockhouse.com site. Please bear with us as we find all the little details such as URLs that don't point where they should and the general look/feel of the site which will change to reflect the Hancock Wildlife theme.

Your posted videos are here along with all the articles and other content that dealt with the Hornby and Victoria/Sidney nest sites. We'll concentrate all new postings here. The Hancock House site will return to the discussion and creation of books for publication by that company.


This area is used by our Web and Forum Administrators to tell you about their works & areas of interest. We & they invite your feedback and participation. Note: The "Contribute" button above is to contribute stories, not comments. Stories will be moderated by our moderators and not posted unless deemed of interest to the forum audience. Comments should be done via the "xx comments" link at the bottom of each story.

Our new media system includes the ability to vote on an item's rank on a scale of 1 to 10. Here are some that rate 10 with more than 4 votes:

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    Our new Discussion Forum - and other updates

    Wildlife NewsThe news that we have a discussion forum seems to have leaked out - and I've changed it from its original URL (test-discuss...) to its permanent place at discuss.hancockwildlifechannel.org even though it is still tagged with a blinking "test" - and will be for a day or two while we get some buggs worked out.

    Along the way there have been a number of bobbles of various kinds, not the least of which is that the whole domain that you are supposed to be reading this under was changed at the last moment from just www.hancockwildlife.org to the one you are supposed to be using now which is www.hancockwildlifechannel.org (and the above mentioned "discuss" sub-domain of it)

    All this has meant that some people are having a bit of a problem with staying logged into the discussion forum (clear your browser's cookies) and others are a bit confused because links they've created don't quite work right.

    Sorry for all that, really. Read on for more


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    Support the Eagle Cams - We need advertisers

    Wildlife NewsAs you'll now see, we're set up to run advertising to sponsor the Hancock Wildlife TV - cameras, discussion forums (soon) and lots of video.

    We need business supporters - and we're prepared for you. We already have in place the software to track exactly how many people see your ads and how many click through to your site. We already know that our next season is going to mean millions of people tuning in to watch and comment on what is happening in the nests and with the other sites we have in preparation - and you need to hook your wagon to our advertising horse.

    Of course we're a great place for tourism advertisers from here in Beautiful British Columbia - but did you know that over 40% of our viewers came from outside of North America? True - and we're looking for you to talk to them - about whatever it is you are selling.

    Please contact us at: wildlife-ads@hancockwildlife.org for rates and options.

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    WiTS has a NEW Exciting WEB Site

    Wildlife News

    The Wildlife Tree Stewardship Program has NEW Informative WEB Site

    The WiTS Program has now brought together a great supportive WEB site for our stweards, the public and as a great resourse for schools.

    If you want to know about habitat preservation on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland or the Okanogan, where the WiTS programs is functional or being initiated, or if you wish to see how a good community stewardship program functions please check out this site.

    Stewards and their combined efforts are the backbone of conservation.

    http://www.wildlifetree.org

    Go to it.
    David Hancock.

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    WE Need Technical Help for Live Streaming & Support

    Wildlife NewsThe following is a review of some of the needs of the Hancock Wildlife Channel. We are very interested in talking with persons or companies with the ability to help us with the technology to bring everything from more Live Eagle CAMS, Live Whale CAMS, Live Spirit Bear CAMS etc. etc. to the waiting public. Other parts of the world awaits!

    Hancock Wildlife Channel Needs:

    a) New WEB Site to be developed:

    To integrate traditional Web services of:

    - Product presentation (on the fly) and Sales. (Shopping Cart - to accommodate our existing Visa / MS programs)

    - Forums different levels for eg to Public and Education / school use; archived referenced data of files, images, videos.

    The Web site development part of the project is already underway but we are open to offered help and suggestions specifically detailed below under ... read more...

    b) Quotation Request: for LIVE Streaming & Hosting Facilities:

    The Hancock Wildlife Channel, famed for bringing to millions the Live Bald Eagle CAM from both Hornby Island and Sidney BC, after a very successful exploration of educational potential of this distribution, now wishes to expand. We hereby seek bids on the supply of the various components necessary to Stream to millions of people and a great many thousand streams simultaneously.

    If you have the technical capacity to provide us some of the different services we would appreciate a quotation or email us should more details be required. (Further details are provided by Richard Pitt our IP man below at ... read more. ) We will alternatively consider independently or simultanaeously the lease or purchase of facilities to accomplish the above. The details of the specifications are available but largely include:

    1) We send down stream: 340 kbps

    2) Steaming Servers:

    capacity & cost to serve; 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 50,000 or more people simultaneously. - our experience is that the site has run full capacity 24 hours per day. - do you do this independently or via ??? sharing servers?/

    2) Ability to supply:

    additional videos on demand: possible large numbers - these are our reference and archives files - 30 sec to 1 hour /

    3) Ability to supply:

    Host a web forum for posting of viewer generated video streams. - single frames . to 5 min. duration?

    4) Ability to oversee and collect revenues from advertisers:

    A) Supervise the getting of advertisers?
    B) Supervise the insertion of ads into Web screen & Vodeo screen
    C) Deliver video without and with ads: (Subscriptions vs no Sub)

    5) Oversee and administer:

    Subscriptions: to individuals, to corporate accounts

    6) Satellite Transmission:

    We urgently need contact with some organization or individuals to assist us in getting the Live Streams from remote locations to the Servers.

    We must use satellite transmission from solar and battery power sources. We need portability. So we need your knowledge and products (?) to satisfy our needs in both of these fields. Urgently!

    David Hancock
    Hancock Wildlife Channel
    Hancock Wildlife Research Center
    1 800 938-1114
    email: david@hancockwildlife.org

    For more details from our IT man Richard Pitt see ....read more ....

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