One of the great features on the Series 1 Pro is the webcam. You can create a downloadable time lapse file of your print and it allows you to observe your printer using the live feed while it's working. I've been using it quite a bit here at Type A and I find it to be an extremely useful tool.
As this is one of our more recent features, you may have some questions on how to get started. Here's a little tutorial to get you going:
The first step is to open you printer interface and then select the button on the screen that turns your webcam on (it's the button I circled for you in the image below):
The live feed from your webcam will come up, like so (I like to test it out by waving my hand around in front of the camera). You may notice a slight delay in what you receive in the interface, that will fluctuate depending on the speed of your connection with the printer and it's totally normal.
Okay, now that you've had a chance to play around with your feed, you'll want to select the tab that says "Timelapse":
In Timelapse tab you can scroll down the screen until you see a drop down menu, like so:
Here's where you get to decide how you want your time lapse videos to be compiled. You have two options. The first option is "On Z Change" which will record the print each time the bed moves.
The second is "Timed" and this will film for a specified amount of time at a specified number of intervals. For either of these methods you can use the default configuration or make your own adjustments according to your preferences.
When you've decided the method you need to save your settings using the "Save config" button. This will indicate to the printer that you want the printer to record and save your timelapse files.
Now that you've selected a method you can start printing. It will automatically record for every print from the moment you saved your specific configuration, unless you turn the Timelapse Mode off or power down the machine. Even if you stop a print, for whatever reason, it will still save a file of what has been recorded so far.
The files will collect further down the page under "Finished Timelapses" and will be retained until you choose to manually delete them. They can be downloaded from this screen and played using a video streamer. That way you can watch yourself watching your machine over and over again. :)
Finally, in addition to the Octoprint webcam interface, the webcam it's self has it's very own interface which can be accessed by the following browser address: Series1-XXXXX.local:8080 (the XXXXX is the serial number on the face of the printer). This is a great resource for additional controls and information.