I'm trying to take some pictures with the Raspberry Pi Zero and the optional camera module in pitch-black. I am wondering what the best options are to use when invoking raspivid. I have tried:

raspivid -o pixel-${DATE}.${EXT}
         --ISO 500
         --profile high
         --exposure night
         --exposure fireworks
         -t 10000

Other options such shutter (which I believe requires me to use --codec MJPEG) and tweaking ISO don't seem to help. Unfortunately all I get is a dark image.

Am I barking up the wrong tree? What options do I need to use to take pictures in the dark? Or does it require additional hardware?

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