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Questions tagged [camera]

Use the Camera tag for any questions related to how to use a camera or webcam with the Raspberry Pi.

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Connect a camera module with parallel camera interface to RPi

I want to connect the MT9M001 camera module directly to RPi. The camera (chip itself) has a 10 bit parallel interface. Is it possible to connect such cameras to RPi without additional chips?
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Vehicle Number Plate Recognition using Raspberry pi model 3 b (python opencv/tensorflow)

I am working on my Final year Project. I need to create a licence plate recognition system on a raspberry pi (if note then PC Intel i7 processor) using python. So, I searching for OpenCV or ...
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Raspberry Pi Dashcam feed cable through closed car door?

weird question, i am sure but there is a good reason. We have a bike rack at the back of our van and when we drive I see poorly out the back. I have to use the side mirrors when of course the middle ...
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Trigger Volume Up key press in Android with Bluetooth in Node.js

I'm making an app in Node.js and I need to make a remote shutter for Android's camera via Bluetooth. I'm using Bleno/Noble libraries to achieve Bluetooth connection. As far as I know, selfie sticks ...
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PI Zero case, camera, fan

tl;dr I need a case that can mount a zero, a heat sink, a camera and a fan I have a zero with a camera and I have yet to see it run more than 72 hours, almost never 24. The chip runs very hot and I ...
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Using FLIR Lepton3 module with Raspberry Pi 0 W low frame rate issue

I'm trying to use FLIR Lepton 3 module with Raspberry Pi 0 W board running Raspbian 9 Stretch. I followed all official FLIR recomendations: connected Lepton module to Raspberry in the correct way (...
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How can I distribute my workload among multiple raspberry pi running an OpenCV Application

I have 4 raspberry pis and one picamera. I wish to distribute my OpenCV task among the 4 pis. I haven't been able to find any good resources for how I could this efficiently anywhere. An approach I ...
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Pi Zero onboard time lapse camera read only file system?

I'm trying to build an onboard time lapse camera for my motorbike using a Pi Zero and a Pi camera powered by a USB port of my 5V 2.1A charger socket which has a on/off switch. since I'd rather avoid ...
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Qt Userland raspistill/racpicam integration - Unable to find an X11 visual which matches EGL config

I am developing simple gui app for a client on Raspberry pi running Ubuntu(Mate) 16.04 using Qt 5.5.1 and OpenCV for some face recognition (all C++) using 5MP pi camera. The framerate/CPU usage ...
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5 images(jpeg) per second OpenCV from purethermal 2 [duplicate]

Is it possible to capture 5 jpeg images per second from a purethermal 2 stream with opencv or another way on a raspberry pi for a set amount of time? If so how? (I have a FLIR lepton 3.5 on the ...
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Take 5 images a second, triggered by motion sensor, switching between 2 cameras depending on time

I'm working on a project similar to a security camera with a Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera Module v2 and a FLIR Lepton 3.5 on a purethermal 2. I am somewhat new to this and am not sure how to proceed. ...
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Connect Camera (TTL serial) to Raspberry PI

I recently bought a barcode scanner for a hobby project. I want to connect it to my Raspberry PI 3 B+. The interface for the camera is RS232 TTL serial. It has a flex cable about half the size of the ...
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How to connect/link two raspberry pies for video precessing?

i am fairly new to raspberry pi platform so this question may be too basic. I am working on a project where i need at least 2 camera modules for simultaneous video recording and processing and taking ...
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Custom camera driver

Is it possible to write a driver, say for a OV camera, based on the existing drivers at the RPI git repo? As is I understand, with a datasheet for a sensor it should be possible to write a similar ...
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How do you transmit image data and input data from Pi to PC?

I am currently working on a university Raspberry Pi RC Car Project that deals with image collection along with key user input data. What i cannot seem to understand from various tutorials online is to ...
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using raspberry pi with two usb webcams

I'm a semi-new user to the raspberry pi USB webcam world, although I'm used to the RPi camera. My question is, can I use two cameras taking pictures at the same time without the pictures being ...
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Taking and Saving images fast! with Raspberry Camera

I want to design an autonomous RC car using Raspberry Pi B+. To achieve this I have to collect training examples (images) and commands to drive the car autonomously. The problem is I send commands ...
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Shell script with loop, camera and fbi

I want to write a shell script which regularly / continuously captures images from a webcamera (via fswebcam) e.g. every second and show it then on the screen using fbi. In this way I want to have a ...
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USB camera pipe error after a while

We have RPi3B+ with Raspbian Lite installed, 2.5A power supply. We need to connect a specific USB camera (LEPTON PureThermal 2) and display its image. The connection with the camera works, it gives ...
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CM3 Two Camera Previews, one “hangs/freezes”

First time forum poster here, but I hit a wall in debugging this issue. Thank you in advance for any input! Issue: I am using two instances of raspistill preview for two hours on two Pi Cameras V2 ...
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What else do I need to build a surveillance camera that runs on battery?

I would like to build a camera to record sound and video when movement is detected. It would also be awesome if it could run on a LiPo Battery and can be safely charged without opening the case and if ...
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Ejecting USB dslr camera

I'm using gphoto2 to capture images with my nikon dslr connected to a raspberry Zero W My problem is that the camera stayes awake as long as there is a usb connection. How can I eject the USB ...
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Camera for taking pictures of small objects?

I would like to take pictures of objects about 10mm in size. The required image size is small, 640 * 480 is sufficient, but the object should fill most of the available image area. The frame rate ...
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Can I use a Rasp Pi 3 B+ for Home automation and camera hub?

I'm currently investigating a setup to start in home automation and security. Since this question touch a lot of topic, don't hesitate to let me know where I can ask them as I'm not sure myself. My ...
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UV4L raspicam webstreaming in H264

I'm having some trouble getting H264 streaming to work. I've been digging around a little and it seems the problem is that UV4L is sending raw H264, which is not directly playable in Chrome. Does ...
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Camera with speed sensor on raspberry pi? [closed]

im useing raspberry pi 3 with ultrasonic sensor and normal usb camera . so i will connect the raspberry pi to AZURE IOT HUB so ive setted the ultrasonic sensor in a place so if any car pass that place ...
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How can I diagnose a headless Raspberry Pi Zero W that hangs?

I'm trying to run my Pi Zero W as a motion detecting camera using RPI cam web interface but it keeps hanging after a few hours at most. Before it hangs, it can record motion detect videos and upload ...
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Digital IR bandpass filter using Bayer data from NoIR camera?

I have a project that requires the use of a localized portion of the spectrum in the NIR range. Say from 750nm to 800nm. For the time being, I'm using an optical longwave bandpass filter specifically ...
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raspberry pi camera failed to enable connection

I have been following the tutorial on this page on setting up the raspbery pi https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/camera.md and when I run sudo vcgencmd get_camera I get supported=...
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Turn off visible light from camera IR lamps?

I have a Raspberry Pi IR camera with 2 attachable IR lamps. I am not sure if it is the same but it looks very similar to the Waveshare unit mentioned here frequently, eg in this question. The goal ...
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What is the fastest way to send commands to Raspberry Pi over ethernet?

I'm working on a IoT project. The idea is basically: I have a notebook running a Python program that get frames from an IP camera, process it, and based on the result change a Raspberry Pi GPIO pin ...
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Pi Camera LED blinking

I have gotten back to using my Model B Revision 2.0 Pi. After starting it up, I noticed the red LED on the camera is blinking (not the Pi itself, that one is solid). When I take a picture, the ...
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PiCamera Minimal latency between real world event and digital data presence

Using a picamera, what is the best latency one can achieve from a real world event like an led lighting up and the Pi/MCU 'knowing' it has occured(by extracting image data)? I would also be ...
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Pi Camera choppy video/skipped frames

I'm using the Pi camera to record 30 seconds of footage, triggered by an IR break beam sensor. This is running on a Pi 3 B+. I've soldered in all the wiring using an Adafruit Perma-Proto Pi Hat. My ...
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Programming Raspberry Pi Camera with C instead of terminal commands

Disclaimer: not so advanced here! Let me explain why I am looking for C code because the motivation itself maybe flawed. If I want to transport my Raspberry Pi project to the realm of customized ...
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Explain how to correctly warmup the camera

I get that we need to let the camera warming up to set AWB and other automatic stuffs, but, how and when ? I see people using time.sleep(1) or time.sleep(2), and regarding to discussions, this seems ...
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raspistill timelapse stops producing output

So I'm trying to run a timelapse for 24-36 (or until storage space is full) but raspistill seems to stop producing output after anywhere from 50-300 stills. raspistill -t 129600000 -tl 5000 -o tlapse%...
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Raspberry Pi Camera Taking Takes Blurry Pictures

I just got a camera for my raspberry pi 3, more specifically the Arducam 5 Megapixels 1080p Sensor (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012V1HEP4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=...
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Pi Camera streaming via gpio

is there a way to transfer the video stream from one raspberry pi to another via gpio pins? One pi is In a closed container with the camera and the other pi drives the user interface. Networking is ...
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Can't set PS3 Eye USB camera as default sound device in alsamixer

When I try to change default sound card in alsamixer to USB PS3 Eye camera (which is detected as USB Camera-B4.04.27.1), I'm getting following error: cannot load mixer controls: Invalid argument I ...
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Docker container, “* failed to open vchiq instance”

My Raspberry Pi camera is running on my RP3 and works fine. I am trying to run it inside a docker container, but I keep running into the * failed to open vchiq instance error. This is my Dockerfile ...
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What is the operating humidity of the Raspberry Camera Module V2

I'm developing a project involving a Raspberry Cam that is likely to take pictures in a relatively high relative humidity context. However, I can control the relative humidity (the setting is in a ...
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Can't get MLX90640 working

Warning. Really long post. Hi. I’ve been having problems in getting my MLX90640 thermal camera to work on my Raspberry Pi Zero W. I’ve connected the camera to Pins 1,3,5,7,9 as instructed. I then ...
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Scanning a QR code using a raspberry pi zero or a Pi3 via a command line script

I need to scan a QR code via the command line when a script is run. My current setup is an epaper display with integrated 4 buttons. So far I have each button programmed to run a script to change ...
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How to toggle a push button to capture an image and insert a string in a text widget?

I have a project that involves capturing an image using a push button and after I use image processing I can convert it into a string. How do I make the string display the tkinter text widget while ...
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two PIRs problem

i am building a security system which consists of two PIRs (GPIO 17 & 18) relay GPIO 24 , video will be emailed and will receive a text message when motion is detected . the camera can see both ...
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180 panoramic based on multiple cameras

Need some help please :) I would need some help to find the best option for a product upgrade. Right now, it consists of a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with the Camera Module v2 and an external mobile ...
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How to record video from two cameras simultaneously?

I connected two PS3 Eye cameras to my raspberry pi. Separately, cameras work fine. I can record the video in any supported resolution and frame rate. Unfortunately when I tried to record video from ...
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Possible to Power an IP camera from Pi

I have a raspberry pi 3 b+. I was thinking instead of using an USB camera or the camera module would it be possible to connect an IP camera? The raspberry pi will be powered by a battery and the pi ...
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How to increase usb webcam fps?

To record video from my USB webcam I use ffmpeg with v4l2 driver (command below). ffmpeg -f v4l2 -r 30 -s 640x480 -an -sn -i /dev/video0 -f avi temp Unfortunately fps is too low for 640x480 (around ...