I'm new to using the Picamera, but I cannot play a video without distortion. The top of the image and any activity is redish/pink in color. I can take a picture with no problem. I'm using VLC to view, and also tried omxplayer through the command line.

raspivid -w 640 -h 330 -t 5000 -o video.h264

I've also changed it to a mp4 but nothing changes.

MP4Box -add video.h264 video.mp4

Also, demo works fine.

raspivid -d

Does anyone know what is going on here?

  • There is no picamera v2, latest version is 1.13 (picamera.readthedocs.io). Do you mean Raspberry Pi Camera module v2 instead? – Dirk Feb 13 '20 at 17:37
  • Yes, you are right. It the Camera Module V2 – Gavin Feb 14 '20 at 17:14

I'm not sure how I fixed it, but it's fixed.

I shut down, unplugged everything, let it sit for a few minutes, plugged everything back in again (including the camera) and started it up. Then it worked.

I suspect the camera ribbon was not fully connected or something like that.

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