I have been researching an option for a 4 camera recording setup using one raspi. I know it is not possible to do in a simple, straightforward way.

However, I wonder if it would be possible to have the four cameras attached to one RPI using a multicamera module, and then have the RPI switch between the four cameras as fast as possible (so only one camera is active at a time), take a picture with each, and then have a script that stitching the images from each camera together making a low-frame-rate video of sorts for each camera? I need this setup to be able to run for an hour or two at a time - this is to consider the amount of data I will have to store at the end.

This is the hardware I have:

Raspi 3B Cameras adapter

This is where I got the idea for the setup:


So, would this setup be possible, and would I be able to store the data directly on a laptop as whole video files for each camera?

Thanks in advance!

  • I think this will use more processing power than just shooting video with an appropriately low framerate.
    – goldilocks
    Commented Jan 7, 2019 at 16:18
  • This question hints that getting still images of multiple cameras is not a good approach, though we do not know how well the process could be optimized.
    – Ghanima
    Commented Jan 7, 2019 at 16:32


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