Santa Cruz Main Beach video camera variance image

Detailed Description

Two video cameras atop the Dream Inn hotel in Santa Cruz, California overlook the coast in northern Monterey Bay. Camera 1 looks eastward over Santa Cruz Main Beach and boardwalk, shown here. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes. Today’s most recent image from camera 1 is shown below. Please note that it takes 10 minutes for the images to be posted, once they are collected by the camera. This is a variance Image, showing the standard deviation of pixel intensity throughout the video frames. It's useful for determining how much variation or movement is occurring at a given location.


Shawn Harrison