Embed your DCS-920 in your Web-page or Blog

To the right of this article, you can see a streaming view of the DCS-920 from my house.  This capability is enable by a new service from Sensr.net.  The viewer is called a “widget” and can be plugged into any web-site or blog.

Viewer widgets can be created for any cameras that you own.  First, add your DCS-920 to Sensr.net (shown here http://www.tsheffler.com/blog/?p=187).  Then, select the “My Widgets” item from the pull-down menu.  This will show you the HTML embed codes for the widget.

Sensr Widgets

The rest is easy.  Copy the HTML and paste it into your blog like I did here.

2 thoughts on “Embed your DCS-920 in your Web-page or Blog”

  1. Thanks to your excellent instructions, I have a DCS-920 (not the best camera, but “OK” if power cycled regularly) up and running with Sensr since October.

    What I am curious about is for your continuous streaming, what is the approximate bandwidth used in uploading this stream? Interested since most of us live under some type of monthly bandwidth cap.

  2. Glad to hear that you’ve been successful and have been enjoying using Sensr.net!

    Upload bandwidth can be estimated by starting with the framerate you’re uploading. In your case, it seems that you are uploading at a rate of about 4 frames per minute … a low rate that is very nice for making timelapse movies.

    Image sizes vary, but for the DCS-920, I like to use 25kB as an estimate.

    25KB/image * 4 images/second * 60 seconds/minute * 60 minutes/hour * 24 hours/day = 216 MB/day

    With 30 days/month, that’s a little over 6 GB/month of upload data.

    Effective upload rates vary, but these computations are a place to start. Hope this helps.

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