A single camera with a very special lens takes a single image stream at very high resolution and sends it, once a minute, to our dedicated server.
Our in-house developed software then manipulates that single image automatically, splitting it into two, and storing each half. These are then presented for viewing by the site’s many regular visitors.
Other software also collates sequences of these images into the most recent sunrise and sunset – and also archives sequences of images from important events such as Whitby Regatta, or the arrival or departure of an important vessel into or out of the harbour.
Yet more software runs each day combining all images taken from the previous day into a single movie (x2) which runs for approximately one minute, at 30 frames per second. These movies are automatically uploaded to YouTube, using yet more of our in-house developed code.