I've been looking into using
picamera and so far I've managed to capture a sequence of images and process them, but found the time it takes between frame captures is horrible(ish), so i turned to using a video stream instead, but unfortunately due to my sub-level of understanding (I'm still learning how to read code viably and use it in my own way) I'm unable to grasp and actually achieve this, but the example that I got working from the API Video to stream
import io import picamera stream = io.BytesIO() with picamera.PiCamera() as camera: camera.resolution = (640, 480) camera.start_recording(stream, format='h264', quality=23) camera.wait_recording(15) camera.stop_recording()
from here I understand that I can access the start of the stream by using stream.seek(0) but I would like to be able to take every nth frame and process it accordingly (using PIL).
I know how to use PIL (its straight forward to put stream into a PIL image but only the first frame) to manipulate frames but I'd just like to be able to get this part working effectively.
Thank you for your time.