Use the Camera tag for any questions related to how to use a camera or webcam with the Raspberry Pi.

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Serial LVDS camera interface

I am interested in using a camera module that is said to use a serial LVDS-camera interface. I want to use the grayscale version (VM-010-BW-LVDS) of following camera product: VM-010: phyCAM-S camera ...
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Motion filming can't get on real speed

I'm trying to film with my PI B+ with motion. I'm using the RPi camera board (so no USB), and got that working (which is nice). The thing is, is that the recorded video is not real time. What I mean ...
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Problems triggering via GPIO

I am building a network of Raspberry Pis, and want a lot of Raspberrys to take a picture after receiving a Trigger Signal. I want to send this Trigger Signal via a GPIO Pin. It sounds simple, and I ...
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Difference between Piclock and Pi Camera Clock?

I have been recording uncompressed videos using Picamera. I am using custom output to capture Presentation timestamps (pts) and Pi-internal clocks time for each frame. Code Below. import io import ...
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mplayer doen't show webcam

i can't display images from my webcam using mplayer i followed this article: monitor a webcam but i got this error: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ mplayer tv:///dev/video0 MPlayer svn r34540 (Raspbian), built ...
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Has anyone managed to uv4l-server working at boot up

I have installed uv4l and uv4l-server as per the instructions. However the uv4l-server plugin does not start at boot time as it is supposed to. I can only get it to work by stopping the boot time ...
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Can't access motion server

I just installed motion but I can't get it to work. Im acessing my pi via local IP. SSH, VNC and apache works, but motion simply doesn't. I've already changed the ports at /etc/motion/motion.conf to ...
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Why does my Pi NoIR camera stop working at 23:59?

It's working the whole day but during the night it stops at 23:59 Somebody knows why? My crontab looks like 30 19 * * * ./raspiLapseCam.py & 30 06 * * * sudo pkill python 45 06 * * * ...
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RPi A+ and Pi noIR: How to update just the camera driver NOT OS

I have a SD card, with Raspbian and lots of programs installed on it. I want to run it on model A+ and use the pi noIR camera module. The problem is that the OS firmware version is quite old. I know ...
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3 Camera Interfacing on Raspberry Pi B for Live Streaming [closed]

I am new to Raspberry Pi. My basic requirement is to get the live stream from 3 cameras using a Raspberry Pi B. It can be at a low fps. I'm planning to use 2 USB cameras and one RPi Camera Module ...
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Timestamp of the image being captured?

By Capture_sequence method of Picamera, I can capture consecutive images. I want the exact timestamp of each of the image that I capture. I can embedded time.time() in the name of each file that is ...
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KeyboardInterrupt Handling with picamera

So I have a python program in which I'm using the picamera library to shoot pictures and record video. I'm using my program for scientific purposes and my goal is keep each picture as close to the ...
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Raspistill strange file format

Running latest version of Rasbian and using RPI Camera, I want to build a script that takes picture each 10min and upload to a webserver. I started with taking the picture. When I run the command ...
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Camera NoIR with powerfull illuminator not giving good result

My Raspi Camera NoIR is designed to get pictures outdoor during the night from my house patio. I only get good pictures with the option -ex night otherwise it's quite black in spite of the infrared ...
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RPi camera module with opencv [duplicate]

I am trying to use the raspberry pi camera module as the live video feed in my opencv code(c++). However, the pi camera module does not work the same as the USB camera. eg: for USB webcam: ...
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Pi 2 + camera module = 90 fps - more?

The pi one could do 90 frames/second for high speed photography using the raspberry pi camera module. Can the pi2 get a higher rate with its 3 extra cores + memory ?
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Downloading Pictures From iPhone 6

I use gphoto2 to download pictures from my iPhone 5 to my Raspberry Pi. Since I upgraded to an iPhone 6 I only get an error telling me that it is "unsupported" device. Are there any alternatives? I've ...
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Raspberry Pi Camera - When is it ready for next frame

When using apis like the C++ or raspicam api, you poll the camera with a grab(), or similar, method. When a frame is ready, the method returns. Is there a way of checking if the camera is ready ...
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Reading Frames of uncompressed yuv video file?

I recorded an uncompressed / un-encoded video in yuv format using camera of my raspberry pi. I want to read each frame as an image and also count the total number of frames of the video. I found ...
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Does a browser exist for the Pi 2 that supports both WebRTC and HTML5 Canvas?

I'm looking to make an application that utilises a webcam to capture a still image. Ideally, I'd like to use WebRTC and the tag to achieve this, as this avoids a native application. Before I got ...
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Noir camera not disengaging when program closed

I am using a python script to access my NoIr Pi camera module via the "picamera" package. Yesterday everything was working fine. Today everything is still working fine, however whenever I close my ...
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Frame rate of h264 video?

How do I check the framerate of my .h264 video? I used VLC player (tools) but it doesn't list the codec information as well as framerate. I explicitly set the framerate to be 60.
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Streaming From Pi Camera Module

I just got a new Pi camera module. My Pi B+ is controlled through my Macbook. I would like to stream to the Macbook without saving. It seems that the standard vid command also saves. Does anyone ...
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Ideas for limited camera pan and tilt

I have a number of Pis, each with a camera module attached. I've mounted the cameras on a flat board side by side, but have discovered that there are physical inconsistencies in the camera modules ...
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Streaming from RPI over VLC

I realize this is a very commonly asked question but I haven't found anyone who's run into quite the problem that I'm running into. On my PI I run the following command: raspivid -o - -t 99999 -w 640 ...
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Uncompressed Video recording

Picamera records by default at 1920*1080 resolution (Full HD) and it is very clear. But all the videos are compressed using h264 (MPEG-4) codec. Can I get the uncompressed video recording since the ...
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Display raspicamera on PiTFT screen

There is tutorial like texys-2-8-inch-touchscreen-with-raspicamcorder-step-1 that use a tool that copy framebuffer rpi-fbcp. After installation of notro firmware and loading PiTFT module : sudo ...
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How to stream raspivid to Linux and OSX using GStreamer, VLC or Netcat?

How can I stream video stream to Linux or OS X using raspivid and either VLC, GStreamer or Netcat?
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Is there a way to display images from raspistill on a webpage without saving them on the file system first?

I'm working on a web page that I would like to be able to constantly display images taken by the raspberry pi camera (about one per second) in real time. my problem is I don't want to save, read, then ...
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raspivid - h264 video doesnt have any duration data when playing footage

I have a rasp pi B+ model with the camera module installed. When I use the following basic cmd raspivid -o v.h264 -t 10000 If I export v.h264 to my windows machine and play it back with VLC, I see ...
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Broken pipe when SSH using Mac OS X

From my mac I SSH into my raspberry pi to run a python script to take videos of 30min. I have eight raspberry pi's that are formatted in exactly the same way. All works fine only that every 1 in 2 ...
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Can I record a 24 hour video on the Raspberry Pi with camera module?

Given that I have an SD card with sufficient capacity, is it theoretically possible to record a 24 hour video with a camera module or is the recording duration limited? Has anyone tried this? Do you ...
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Running two camera at the same time (Pi Camera & USB camera)

I would like for my project to have one camera (PiCamera) Streaming video. And another USB Camera (PS3 Camera) taking pictures when I execute this function: def grabPicture(self): grab_cam = ...
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Modern way to stream H.264 from the Raspberry Cam

I got the Pi B+ and the Pi camera and am now trying to find the most efficient (low CPU) and lowest-latency configuration to stream H.264 encoded video from the camera to my home server. I've read ...
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Use laptop iSight with Python and openCV [closed]

Can I connect my pi to my MacBook and then use the camera on it as a webcam for openCV? I need to trick the pi into thinking the MacBook is a USB webcam, so that the pi can pull a video feed from its ...
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Can the Exposure or Brightness of a Pi-cam be adjusted without interrupting a running process

If I have a running process using the camera (recording, streaming, motion detection or whatever), is it possible to adjust the brightens from a 2nd SSH session or from a different deamon process ...
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Failed to run camera app. Please check for firmware updates

Trying to get the pi cam working with open cv per http://thinkrpi.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/opencvpi-cam-step-5-basic-use-display-a-picture/. Finally have the program built, but now I get this: ...
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Motion-Mmal: I want to disable live stream capabilities

I have a few questions about Motion-MMAL: Sorry if these are noob questions. 1) I want to disable the live stream capability completely; however, i can only find information on how to keep the live ...
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Camera module: Time lapse with live stream [duplicate]

I'd like to live stream a cooking class in college (so it's available for students to view live in a web-browser in classrooms around the college) whilst also automatically saving/capturing one image ...
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My Pi noIR camera with additional IR led lighting gives me totally black picture

During daylight the no ir camera is working correctly. But i wish to take photo during the night o very low light I add a IR led lighting (850 mn) and suposedly strong enough but I get a black photo. ...
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Lowest latency - video from CSI to screen

A project I'm working on requires unmodified 1080p video to be taken from the CSI interface and sent to a screen (over HDMI) as quickly as possible. I don't currently have a CSI-compatible camera to ...
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Weak performance during motion detection with picamera and python script

To dig into the picamera python api i just started a simple motion detection script. It runs in the videomode with 2 frames/second and a resolution of 320x240. Frames are captured with the ...
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Suitable camera for RPi carputer

I'm trying to build a carputer using a Raspberry Pi (B+ model) and need help deciding on a camera to help me run computer vision algorithms. A normal webcam works fine; however I would like to install ...
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Write full frame images or video at 5fps

I would like to use the raspberry pi camera to record a certain object with 5 or 6 fps. The object is about 60cm wide, therefore to take full frame images the RPi camera has to be at a distance of ~ ...
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Stereo vision with raspberry

Is there a stereo camera module that would work with raspberry? Did anyone try to do synced video with raspberry in some way? Any help would be appreciated Thanks
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Raspberry Pi to stream a composite video signal over the internet?

I wonder if anyone has any ideas on how to go about this. I have a cheap camera used for monitoring, which has a composite video connection as output. I am wondering how easy it would be to take this ...
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Raspicam C++ API mmal linking

I have installed the raspicam API as instructed here: http://www.uco.es/investiga/grupos/ava/node/40 It appears to be installed correctly. When I compile any programs linking libmmal I get the ...
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How to control multiple raspberry pi's at once over ethernet?

My mac is connected to four raspberry pi's using a desktop switch. My mac has ip 192.168.1.90 and my RPi's 192.168.1.11, 192.168.1.12, 192.168.1.13, 192.168.1.14. I can control them via ssh using the ...
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How can I save images of the RPi camera on a network drive?

I would like my RPi to take a sequence of images and store them on my mac directly. My mac and RPi are connected via ethernet cable and I can ssh into my RPi via ssh pi@192.168.1.20. I installed the ...
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Getting image data from raspberry pi camera module in OpenCV with Python

I am working on a project where I need to use opencv to get image data in python from the pi camera module. I have seen the tutorials on how to do this with C++ but not too much in python. I did find ...