Creating time lapse videos from log messages

A couple of you asked how I created the time lapse videos visualizing connection attempts to my router. I used the new geoip2 parser of syslog-ng 3.11, Elasticsearch for storage, Kibana for showing the map and OpenShot to convert screenshots into a movie.

Read the details from my blog at

I’m not really sure if it has any practical use, but definitely a nice eye candy which can raise attention towards security of your network.

Do you have any other suggestions for log data to be visualized in a similar way?


Hehe, what a cool thing :slight_smile: It’s nice to see others’ ideas.

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Maps with connection locations are popular, I guess :slight_smile: