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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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Camera with speed sensor on raspberry pi?

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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when i ran the program i had alwayse the same problem with my camera : import error no module named “picamera.array” , picamerap is not a package

# test de la caméra picamera.py # importer les paquets requis pour la Picaméra from picamera.array import PiRGBArray from picamera import PiCamera import time import cv2 # initialisation des ...
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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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4 photos at the same time?

I want to take 4 photos with 4 different cameras simultaneously. Is this possible to do with the raspberry pi? Im trying to create a modern digital version of the Nishika n8000 which uses film. If ...
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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 ...
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Multiple delayed output from pi camera

I’m trying to create up to 4 delayed outputs from the pi camera. The length of the delay needs to be varied 15-60 seconds. Is there a way to buffer the cameras feed and use the same buffer for all the ...
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UV4L - USB Camera: Device not detected

need some help on what I'm doing wrong. Cannot run uv4l --driver uvc --device-id 1415:2000 due to following error messages: <notice> [core] Trying to loading driver 'uvc' from built-in ...
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4 cameras recording on one Raspi - a possible workaround for the processing power issue?

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 ...
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trying to run 6 USB cameras simultaneously on a single Raspberry Pi 3B+ with add-on 4 port USB hub with external power

We are trying to simultaneously run 6 cameras on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with an add-on 4 port USB hub that has an external power supply. The cameras are set at 15 FPS with a colour image size of 640 X 480....
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How to connect Solenoid Lock to Raspberry Pi 3

Here is the scenario: (We also have camera) Here is the link for solenoid lock: click here When we run the our python code, camera will take an picture of QR code and it can get the QR code content ...
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Add night vision to Rpi camera?

Wanting to add night vision to my cheap Rpi cameras for video surveillance and recording. I ordered these from aliexpress,here Will these provide that functionality sufficiently? Or will I need to add ...
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Trim camera cable for pi 2 for Raspberry pi zero

I ordered a camera for my pi zero w and got the wrong one. Can it be trimmed to fit the zero’s smaller connectors
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Rpi camera as webcam has low quality

I want to capture high quality images from RPI using Chromium and the Rpi camera as webcam. If I take photos with raspistill I can get 8MP quality. I'm trying to do the same within the browser but ...
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PS3 Eye USB Camera Not Detected - Raspbian Stretch

After updating to Raspbian Stretch (kernel 4.14.90-v7+), my Playstation 3 Eye camera is no longer detected on any of the three Pi3 Model Bs that I have. lsusb does not report the device and dmesg ...
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Connecting multiple wifi network

I am really new to the pi world, I have a quick question. I am planning to build a small wifi surveillance system with Pi. So basically 4 wifi camera's streaming data. I am planning to use this camera ...
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Advice on thermal cameras

I'm thinking about getting a thermal camera for my Pi Zero. Anyone know what I should look for? Can I use the Melexis MLX90640 32x24 or the Flir Lepton 80x64? I just want to plug, simple and easy ...
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How to connect CMOS image Sensor to Raspberry Pi

I'm wondering if it would be possible to take an image sensor out of an old camera and plug it in to a raspberry pi via the csi connector. For Example would it be possible to take one like this from ...
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build a minimal camera (OV5647 + microSD + ?)

I want to use the OV5647 camera module to start to store data (as soon as it is fed, I don't know yet whether in photo or video format) to a microSD choosing a specific rate and resolution (e.g. ...
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Trying to connect IP security camera to Raspberry Pi 3 using only a Ethernet cord

I have an IP camera outside of my Garage, I have little to no internet out there so I cant connect using wifi. so I am wondering if I can connect my Camera using a ethernet cord to the Raspberry PI ...
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Need advice on how to record video and audio using my RasPi

As an experiment and learning project, I want to create an action cam using my RasPi Zero W, the latest version of the RasPi camera module and an i2S microphone. I have found some RasPi action cam ...
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Develop RPi framebuffer program on Linux laptop

Is there any emulator or some other way to develop a program for my 320x480 Adafruit PiTFT screen (available as /dev/fb1) on my Linux Mint laptop? The program currently gets images from Pi Camera, ...
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How to detect if camera is unplugged from CSI bus when it is running?

I am having an issue as below. I make a Qt application to show video got from the camera module. And when showing video, if the camera is unplugged from CSI bus, I must know that and show a warning ...
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“Raspberry Pi Zero W” version Help

Can anyone help me about "Raspberry pi zero w" version 1.1? I recently ordered my first Raspberry Pi Zero W (1.3), But I got Pi Zero W (1.1). There are many difference between them... But I know ...
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RPi video streaming through a VPS

I have a VPS and I want to use it as an intermediate server so that users can have access to the video stream of RPi Camera remotely. I searched many posts and most of them are about setting up a ...
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How to read RAW Picamera jpeg images in python

I acquired a set of images with the command raspistill -r -ss 100000 -o image.jpg, and I'd like to process the 'JPEG+RAW' images, which I already obtained, with OpenCV on python. I am aware of ...
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Picamera: set shutter_speed with RAW acquisition

I'm using a RPi zero W with a camera V2 to acquire RAW images (I used this). However, I would like to set the shutter speed; I used this to do that, but that doesn't work: import time import picamera ...
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Connect RunCam to raspberry pi

Just recently I got RunCam micro swift 3 (https://www.runcam.com/download/MicroSwift3-Manual.pdf) for computer vision project. However, I am struggling to understand how can I connect it to Raspberry ...
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Unable to detect cam module in raspberry pi 3 b+

I have my cam module connected and have also tried sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade but the pi is unable to detect the cam module. On executing this command : vcgencmd get_camera ...