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

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Why do I keep seeing a red box when trying to connect my FLIR thermal scanner?

I am connecting the Lepton FLIR thermal scanner to my Raspberry Pi and I've gotten everything setup and working but when I try to run the program all I see is a red box surrounded by black. ...
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Raspberrypi 3 camera port

I have broken the little tags either side of the port and the camera ribbon will not stay held in. What can I do to make it work
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What is the speed of the Camera Serial Interface (CSI) and its cable?

What is the speed of the CSI interface and cable? I'm looking for an answer that is in either x kb/sec or x secs/picture. Thanks.
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overlay from opencv on top of camera stream

I watched this video. There is a face being tracked by a Raspberry Pi and a frame gets displayed around the face. I'm interested in creating the overlay with the frame. As you can see, the stream of ...
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Building a Camera that tracks a target

I am planning to build a camera which will track a target and keep "looking at it" in motion. The camera needs to have vertical/horizontal panning/tilt. I am not sure if this is the platform to ...
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Why do I keep getting a “cannot connect to X server error”?

I am using the FLIR camera with my Raspberry Pi and running it on a Raspbian destro of linux. I've followed the instructions on the Github page perfectly when trying to setup the raspberrypi_video ...
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Am I using the Correct GPIO Pins?

I am having trouble with the GPIO pins on my two raspberry pis. I am working on a project that someone has worked on previously. The person set the same code for the button for both pis. Both pis ...
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Homebrew Security Camera Network

I've been experimenting with my pi and the camera module designed for it. So far with a single camera things have been great. I started with my own code in python using the 'picamera' interface. Over ...
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Multi-Cam Module Error

I am trying to run 2 Camera Modules via the Multi-Cam Module(https://www.amazon.com/Arducam-Camera-Adapter-Compatible-Raspberry/dp/B012UQWOOQ) on a Ras-Pi 2B. The pi is running the latest version of ...
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How to orientate camera and keep it steady?

As you can see on this image the camera module is linked to the board through a non rigid cable. I'm wondering if there is some semi-rigid duct that could wrap the camera, orientate it where ...
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PiCamera circular buffer piped to gstreamer

I have a circular buffer that is monitored for motion and saves clips to disk. Following the everything is a file philosophy, I should be able to write to a Unix pipe like I write to a file and make ...
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fswebcam not working

When I try to use fswebcam by running fswebcam --save test.jpg, it works once every time I reboot my raspberry pi. Then it gets to "Capturing frame" before giving an error that says spca561_decode() ...
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How do you configure the Pi Zero to act as a USB webcam using the plug in camera?

There are lots of guides which tell you how to configure the raspberry Pi Zero as a mass_storage device or Ethernet device, most of these mention the ability to make the Pi act as a webcam but none ...
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How to install camera module ribbon?

I want to install a zero-compatible camera ribbon on my camera module. However, I am unsure of how to remove the cable. It doesn't come out easily and I don't want to force it. Is there any guide on ...
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How can I stop the overlay of images between my pi camera and FLIR camera?

Totally newbie here, I'm trying to do a project with the FLIR sensor and a Raspberry Pi. They provided me with some code that turns on both the Raspberry Pi Camera and the FLIR sensor and overlays the ...
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Cannot take picture using raspistill [duplicate]

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 and a Pi Camera V2 NOIR installed on it. However, when I try running the command "raspistill -o image.jpg" I get the following: mmal: mmal_vc_component_enable: failed to ...
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Simplest way to grab camera images from Java

I want to write a software that runs on the JVM (in Scala but you can think Java). I am looking for the simplest way to capture images from the standard camera module (v2). I find the raspstill quite ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B; Camera with Kivy

I want to start the camera but it gives me white screen. What's wrong? This is my code: from kivy.app import App from kivy.uix.screenmanager import ScreenManager, Screen from kivy.uix.camera import ...
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Camera / raspistill - output image is black although preview worked

I just installed the v2 NoIR camera module in a Pi 3. I try raspistill -o test.jpg -t 5000. I see proper preview for 5 seconds, then preview window closes and I find the file test.jpg, but despite the ...
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Looking for a starter kit for my 10 year old

My daughter would like to get involved with computers. I have heard that a Raspberry Pi is a good place to start. Her mother and I think that she would like to create a motion sensor camera so she ...
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autofocus raspi-cam

I was wondering if someone ever tried to implement a rudimentary autofocus for the raspberry pi camera. From hardware point of view one needs some actuator, that is able to turn the little objective ...
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PICamera - Custom output (start_recording())

I need access to full camera video resolution (1080p) and after searching found that recording (start_recording()) methods of PICamera is much better than capturing methods(capture_continues()) ...
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Taking photos when an IR sensor detects motion?

I'm trying to write a program in python 3.4 for my Raspberry Pi that will take some photos when motion is detected from an IR sensor ( A bird table in this case). The camera and IR sensor are ...
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How can i install web components in firefox?

i want to show in firefox my cameras (Hikvision) but web components are needed, i've tried enabling it in the firefox configuration page but it doesn't work. I've seen some support for another linux ...
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handle two way of 1080p, 60fps camera feed to WIFI network in low latency?

In my robotics, I need to stream 2 way of 1080p, 60fps camera feed in H.264 to the local WIFI network ( for example a mobile phone receives the camera feed), the requirement for the latency between ...
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What is the spec on the MIPI interface on PI Zero?

Noticed the latest Pi Zero has a MIPI connector now. Wondering if it supports 2-lane CSI or 4-lane CSI? It's not specified anywhere I can find, only found a part reference to the connector being the ...
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using salvaged CSI phone cameras

The Raspicam has a CSI camera plus additional buildout components on the square PCB. I need a very much smaller camera head unit . Question... How to connect cellphone cameras to the Raspberry-Pi? ...
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RAW video from PI camera [duplicate]

Does the Raspberry Pi camera perform built-in compression? I am trying to get a RAW video from the Pi camera and feed it into FPGA via HDMI for processing.
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USB/Ethernet Stops Working While Trying to Preview Video

The setup: Raspberry Pi 3, running Windows 10 IoT Core Preview {10.0.14342.1000} Camera: A link to the camera from who I got it from I recently got a USB Camera working for taking pictures, however ...
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Replacement lens for camera module

I have been trying to find a better lens to use on the camera module. Specifically, I would like to use it as a security camera, and wish to be able to focus the image to around 6-10 meters. At the ...
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IoT Core RPI3 Camera drivers

This is kind of a last ditch effort to see if anyone knows of something I might have missed. I have an USB camera( for reference: http://www.elpcctv.com/5megapixel-usb-camera-module-usb20-omnivision-...
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How do I trigger multiple pis with one button?

I currently have 4 Pi's, soon to have 40. I have them setup to take a picture when a signal is detected via GPIO. Individually they work. I connected the pins on all 4 to one wire, and the grounds ...
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PiCamera AWB Gain Control different results using picamera and raspistill

My scenario is this... I was using raspistill to capture photos in a script and was providing the following configurations for the shot. raspistill -o /data/temp.jpg -ISO 100 -ss 8000 -awb off -...
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Advantages of Raspberry Pi 15-pin MIPI camera interface (CSI) connector cameras above USB webcams?

What are advantages of cameras dedicated for Raspberry Pi (I mean those connected via dedicated camera connector and tape) above those usb webcams ? Is it just economy advantage (better value for ...
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How to capture images from 2 webcams parallely using raspberry pi?

I am working on the following code: import os os.system("sudo fswebcam -d /dev/video0 -r 1280x960 image.jpg") os.system("sudo fswebcam -d /dev/video1 -r 1280x960 image2.jpg") in above code, the ...
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Raspberry PI 3 Model B+ resetting after every reboot

My RPi 3 resets itself after every reboot. All my settings, customizations etc are lost. Keyboard layouts, date/time setting, setting in the sudo raspi-config (camera setting etc), desktop ...
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Detecting red contours

I am trying to detect the largest red contour my picamera captures. The following is the code from picamera.array import PiRGBArray from picamera import PiCamera import cv2 import numpy as np ...
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VLC does not release webcam resource

I have bought the NoIr cam for the Raspberry Pi. I stream the video of that camera to my other Ubuntu server using VLC: cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0 --v4l2-width 1920 --v4l2-height 1080 --v4l2-chroma h264 ...
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how do i proceed with SPI on raspberry pi 2?

i am quite new to programming raspberry pi. (though i have used apt-get update and upgrade to install, and i have enabled the SPI mode in the rasp-config) i have recently purchased the arducam mini ...
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Can the RPi Camera cable be folded/creased?

The RPi camera uses a cable that looks nearly identical to a flat flex cable. The regular RPi Camera connector. The Pi Zero adapted version. I have seen videos of people folding/creasing these ...
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Is it possible to write data directly from a mobile to a PC through the mobile's SD card slot?

I have to questions: -Is it possible to write data directly from GoPro to a Raspberry Pi through the GoPro's SD card slot? -How does Micro SD card function? I would like to use my GoPro (hero 1) as a ...
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Raspberry PI + MotionPi and sensors

I've been using the MotionPi distribution for a little while to turn my Pi Model A into a security Cam. It works awesome. Prior to discovering this disto I was using rasbian and the Python Picamera ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero with Sony IMX219 as front door IP camera?

I've never owned a Raspberry Pi, and was wondering whether it would be feasible to use a Raspberry Pi Zero as an IP camera to be attached to the spyhole on my front door? The idea is to be able to ...
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Mirror image output from v2 pi camera in motion

can anybody tell me how I can flip the mirror image output in motioneye .I am using a pi3 with a v2 8meg pi camera with the latest pi3 motioneyeos.I have now tested 3 different cameras with the same ...
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Motion camera not showing video in browser

I have a problem with motion. I created a web page where I put my motion video, like this: <html> <title> Camara </title> <head> <h1 style="font-family:calibri;">Camara ...
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opencv image is black

I'm facing a problem where the image displayed by opencv and the image displayed by picamera are different. picamera displays an image as expected but opencv just displays black. any thoughts? code ...
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Motion goes active (exited) after a few minutes

I'm not a native english speaker, just in case... if you don't understand something please ask me. I installed motion in my Raspberry pi B+ to use a web camera, when I run: sudo service motion start ...
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Gstream error - no element “h264parse”

I have tried various permutations on the gstream command line but always end up with the error :-erroneous pipeline: no element "h264parse". The command line is :- raspivid -n -t 0 -w 1080 -h 720 -...
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Pi camera viewing angle

I am using the following pi camera(6 numbers) for my 360 degree camera project. It is a 160 degree camera. My question is what will be the vertical angle? can that also be 160? I have to design a ...
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motion detection and recording video with webcam

I want to record a video with a webcam when a PIR sensor detect motion, I have the picamera library installed, can any one help, thank you? import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import time import picamera import ...