I have this project in mind, where I'm not yet sure if it's possible to realize this way.
I want to run an embedded System (for example, a Raspberry, or any other embedded system) to record a Video. The trick is, the controller shall weekly start the recording automatically (ca. 1 h) and save the clip.
Personally I can imagine a Linux system, which is programmed with simple Bash-scripts (e.g. as Init-Scripts) to automate the situation.
My questions are
1) Is it possible, without too much expense (for example, if it's possible to skip picking apart camera and controller) to control the camera (or camera module) with the embedded system e.g. by GPIOs?
2) Would such a system/concept be reliable or rather robust enough for just putting it in place and it'll run forever, to record and save a video every week. Or am I forced to observe it, to be sure that it's doing its job?
I'll gladly take any further hints about the general concept. Right now I'd like to get an overview if this would be develop-able before I spent too much money.