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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 of ...
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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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How to see motioneye's recorded movies in a browser?

I am using motionEye version 0.42.1 (motion Version 4.2.2) over the web interface. When I log in I can see the configured file storage path which is set to /var/lib/motioneye/Camera1 on my device. I ...
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How can I specify the format of a picture as a MIME-type?

I use a simple code that saves pictures from the picamera as a jpeg. But i want to save the pictures as a MIME-type, which should be possible according to the API, specifically as a .tiff-format. Can ...
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Trying to interface OmniVision OV4689 with Raspberry Pi

I need to capture pictures on a Raspberry Pi (I'm using a Compute Module 3+) using a camera based on the OmniVision OV4689 image sensor. The datasheet for this image sensor can be found here https://...
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How can I remotely access the command line on my Raspberry Pi without Wifi?

For a project I'm doing with a Raspberry Pi Zero, I need to access raspi-config, compile some software, and do funky stuff with systemctl. With my other projects, I've always either SSHed into the Pi ...
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How do I detect the type of camera installed?

I need to know how to remotely detect whether an 8mp or a 5mp camera module is connected to the rpi for implementation in an embedded project. Any help?
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Can the RPi Camera cable be folded/creased?

The RPi camera uses a cable that looks nearly identical to a flat flex cable. The regular RPi Camera connector. The Pi Zero adapted version. I have seen videos of people folding/creasing these ...
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Raspberry Pi Camera Rev 1.3 is not detected

I'm using an RPi 2 Model B and I have connected a Raspberry Pi Camera Rev 1.3 to it. I have checked to make sure that the connection is correct (the power LED on the camera is on). I've run: rpi-...
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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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Pi camera not working

I just got my Pi camera v2.1, took 1 test photo and 2 test videos, when I wanted to record another vid (10s) it was 1kb so I tried raspistill and got mmal: No data received from sensor. Check all ...
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Is there a way to stream an online video to a Raspberry Pi with LCD Display?

So my setup is the following: I have an Raspberry Pi Zero W plus a Camera that Records my Garage 24/7. It is streams the video nonstop so I can access it via Webbrowser. The output is mjpeg. Is there ...
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Remote camera application

I am brand new to RPi. I want to create a remote camera (assumed based on RPi 0 W) that will serve as a camera on the back of my travel trailer so I can see what is behind me as I go down the road, ...
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Using Android Phone as Webcam via USB to use Zoom or Google Meet [duplicate]

People have been asking for help to be able to purchase a tablet or a computer that they can use for online classes. Most people here in the Philippines don't have the means to buy any of it. However, ...
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How to stream and store video from Raspberry Pi camera and watch it live

I want to create a live video streaming through raspberry pi which can be integrated with my website. The stream must be an open standard so that it can be easily played on any JS video player with ...
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How to stream video from raspberry pi camera module as http not rtsp?

How to stream video from raspberry pi camera module as http not rtsp? I use this command to stream as rtsp but i need http because of opencv. raspivid -o - -t 0 -rot 180 -w 1920 -h 1080 -fps 30 -b ...
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USB webcam (spherical camera) not working with Raspberry Pi OS

I'm feeling utterly hopeless with this one, but my USB spherical camera, Insta360 Air, no longer works with Raspberry Pi. It used to work in a previous OS (forgot the kernel version but before the OS ...
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How do you extract the raw image from a JPEG taken by the v2 camera?

I'm very new to working with the Raspberry Pi. For a project, I must have the raw images taken by the camera instead of the processed JPEGs. If I take a raw image using: raspistill -r -o test.jpg ...
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How can I use the 200 seconds exposure time in Raspberry Pi HQ camera?

I would like to use the Raspberry pi HQ camera for astrophotography. I have read in this answer and comments on this question that I should be able to use a maximum exposure time of 200 seconds. This ...
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Multiple camera modules for analyzing objects up close

I want to build a system where there are 3 cameras connected to the Pi (v3), for up close image processing, the quality isn't necessary, as long it can detect small objects (~0.5cm wide to ~8cm long) ...
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Camera module not getting detected

I get this error when I run 'raspistill -t 2000 -o image.png -e png ' mmal: Cannot read cameara info, keeping the defaults for OV5647 mmal: mmal_vc_component_create: failed to create component 'vc....
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How to connect two cameras to one Raspberry Pi?

I want to use two pi cameras (V2) at the same time for a project. There are a few ideas that came into my mind Creating a camera MUX: 14 pins of the CSI port are connected to a bread board, and two ...
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Camera + hardware for sky-watching project [closed]

I would like to build a Raspberry Pi setup with a camera, the idea being that the camera sits outside, pointed at the sky, and sends the video stream to my computer, inside my home. I'd like to use ...
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Outdoor cameras, all-weather, day and night, raspberryPI, etc [closed]

Disclaimer: I really do not know much about cameras. Background: I would like to have a camera outside. The camera must be able to record during both the day and night (night vision? infrared?), ...
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Stream raspi video to php application

I have an PHP Application running on a "server" and my raspberry which is connected to a display is showing this application (chromium). Also on my raspberry is the new hd camera connected ...
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How can I stop the overlay of images between my pi camera and FLIR camera?

Totally newbie here, I'm trying to do a project with the FLIR sensor and a Raspberry Pi. They provided me with some code that turns on both the Raspberry Pi Camera and the FLIR sensor and overlays the ...
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Raspistill picture washed out or complete green in direct sunlight

I've create a script to take pictures periodically using my Raspberry Pi Zero W and a camera module. The script works, but I find the exposure lacking. In sunlight, the pictures are washed out or ...
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Very new to scripts, is it possible to loop a script in the background looking for a button press?

I'm trying to build a camera with the new HQ Camera module, but am running into some trouble. I don't want to have to run my little camera.py script (that just opens preview, waits, takes a photo, and ...
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Pi Camera V2: ERROR opening V4L interface: No such file or directory

Environment info: processor : 0 model name : ARMv7 Processor rev 3 (v7l) BogoMIPS : 108.00 Features : half thumb fastmult vfp edsp neon vfpv3 tls vfpv4 idiva idivt vfpd32 lpae ...
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Getting empty images from picamera module but not raspistill

I wrote a python script to interface with the camera module (I have camera version 2.1). At first I tried with picamera, which has worked in the past. According to pip I have version 1.13 installed. ...
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Problem saving images to USB from Python Script

I'm very new to Python / Raspberry Pi and I'm trying to set up a time lapse camera. Due to the number and size of images, I wish to save to USB. At first the below program (copied and altered from the ...
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Camera gets stuck on

Using the raspberry pi camera with raspivid, I find that sometimes the camera seems to lock up. raspivid exits, but the red LED stays on. Rebooting does not reset the camera (LED still stays on - ...
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CSI interface on Raspberry Pi 4

I want to ask whether the CSI port available on Raspberry Pi 4B supports only CSI-2, or can it support CSI-3 as well ?
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Which is more efficient for raspistill: `-vf -hf` or `-rot 180'? (Raspberry Pi Zero W)

According to the official documentation, With the camera placed upside-down, the image must be rotated 180° to be displayed correctly. The way to correct for this is to apply both a vertical and a ...
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Shutter delay for camera used with Pi

I am reading about shutter delay involved with digital cameras here. I checked cameras available for Pi on amazon (camera1 and camera2). I wanted to ask if anyone knows what kind of shutter delay is ...
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Stream video from camera using ffserver?

I'm trying to stream video from the camera module using ffserver. My server configuration is HTTPPort 8090 HTTPBindAddress 0.0.0.0 MaxHTTPConnections 8 MaxClients 4 MaxBandwidth 1000 CustomLog - #...
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Wifi camera to capture picture at a specific time of day and upload to Google Drive [closed]

I work in a powerplant and there's a power meter that is unable to be connected on the network. I need to [1] monitor the data displayed on the power meter screen at [2] 7:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 9:00 PM ...
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I have a Logitech c930e camera, what is the highest frame rate I can get at max. resolution? (i.e. 1920x1080)

I have a c930e camera: $ v4l2-ctl --list-devices Logitech Webcam C930e (usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.3): /dev/video0 I checked the capabilities like so: $ ffmpeg -f v4l2 -list_formats all -i /dev/video0 [...
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Can we make raspberry Pi plug and play type [closed]

I am using raspberry Pi as a webcam server in my windows PC. It is working fine and I am able to use my raspberry Pi camera in Skype, Google meet etc but one thing that I want to improve is ...
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RPI official cam results in 256x192 resolution only

I use motion to get data from my official rpi camera. This camera allows to use more than 256x192 px resoultion. Problem: Only 256x192 resolution seems possible, even if 1024 resolution is ...
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Knocked off an SMD from Raspberry Pi Camera Rev 1.3, but camera still works. Is the SMD needed for continued operation?

I accidentally knocked off and lost an SMD labelled "C9" from the Raspberry Pi Camera. The Camera still works, and I am unable to spot any differences. What is the role of the capacitor, and ...
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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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HQ camera locks when using python library

The new HQ camera module is amazing and works really well using raspistill for long exposures. Using the picamera python library the camera locks with exposures above 10s (the maximum for the V2 ...
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Is it possible to use CAM_GPIO0 for image sensor clock signal?

I am working with a freelancer who designed an IMX327 MIPI camera for RPi3. He connected CAM_GPIO0 signal to INCLK of the sensor but I was wondering if it is a typical way to do it. Other boards(for ...
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How to stream RaspiCam video on webpage on Django server running on other PC?

Hey I wanted to stream rpi cam live footage to a webpage hosted on django server running onther Pc.Any suggestions on how to do it.Thanks.
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Unable to auto livestream when booting - enable .service does not work (failed to enable unit: Invalid argument)

I want to set up a service that starts a livestream when booting the rasp. I have been following this tutorial: domoticproject.com/creating-raspberry-pi-service This is what my .service in /lib/system/...
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Stream camera input over 5G WiFi to multicast address using FFMpeg

I am trying to stream my Intel RealSense D435 RGB camera input to a multicast address on my network. Please note, video streaming, encoding, is very new to me - I do not understand much, when ...
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day / night motion alarm

I am going camping in a few months and I want to build a motion sensor alarm for my tent entrance for while I am asleep. Chances are nothing will set off the alarm, but if a bear or coyote comes ...
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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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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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