The image that you see is transmitted live
by two Canon VC-C3 miniature telecameras installed on the terrace of
Palazzo Senatorio in Rome, in piazza Campidoglio. The cameras are positioned outside and
protected by a sophisticated system, the first of its kind ever realized, that puts the
cameras in a climactic micro-environment.
It is possible to control the functions of the
cameras through this Internet site for 90 seconds, waiting in line while others are
using the camera. You have to wait for a green bar that countdowns your
time to control the view. If the bar comes gray with a silhouette, it
means that you have to wait your turn for the time exposed.
If you have to wait more than 5 minutes it means that there are too many
people and not enough bandwidth to send you a signal. Try later.
The quality of the images depends on the position
of the sun and other meteorological conditions, reflecting exactly what you would see if
you were there in person, because you almost are! A little rain may limit vision quality
but we have people in charge that will restore it back to optimal conditions.
The telecameras are controlled by a Canon LiveScope
server that is able to transmit a live image via Internet, giving exclusive remote control
via Java applet.
In case you should encounter problems write here.
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