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For questions involving the python picamera module used with cameras that into the CSI jack on the board. For questions about use of the camera hardware itself, use the 'raspicam' tag.

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Can pi cam with raspberry pi take pictures at car speed of 40KPH?

If I attach a pi-cam at front of a car and want to take pictures of the road at car speed of 40KPH, can the pi-cam take clear pictures? And is there a way to constantly change the fps of picam ...
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How do I get Raspberry Pi Camera Serial Number?

This is necessary so that we can uniquely identify cameras that get moved between pis. We found that we could get the camera serial by communicating with it over i2c0, but this required enabling i2c0 ...
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Picam remote viewing without port forwarding?

Has anyone been able to pre-configure the pi cam on a rpi zero w so that the port forwarding is not needed? I see a lot of cloud ip cam (nest, Amazon, Logitech) nowaday where you just enter the WiFi ...
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How to light up picamera LED without taking photo

I want to light up the picamera LED using python for a few seconds as a test to see if it works, without actually taking a photo. And yes I know I can test that by just taking a photo and watching it ...
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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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Picamera Numpy array point of origin

with picamera.array.PiRGBArray(camera) as stream: camera.capture(stream, format='bgr',) image=stream.array OK; simple question; where is the pooint of origin of my image? Is it image [0],[0]...
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PiCamera Motion Error

I am using the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ w/ Raspbian Stretch. I am currently unable to view the video stream on port 8080 or 8081. When I start the command: motion -s "test" recipientemailhere This is what ...
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PiCamera starts dropping frames after being run for a few minutes

I am trying to use a Raspberry Pi B+ for long-duration video capture, however I have noticed some odd behavior when running the camera for a long period of time. After a few minutes of recording video,...
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Camera used to work, now waiting forever to take a picture

I was using my camera fine, however; today after a short travel inside its original box, when I use raspistill .. I get no data received from sensor error. I have checked the ribbon, and the led on ...
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berryconda Pi Camera

I recently installed berryconda python 3.6 on my Rasp pi b+ And now my programs for accessing the Pi camera do not work. I know I have the pi camera enabled thru theses steps: https://projects....
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Octo print with Pi Cam works fine, added webcam but can't find the Pi cam any more

I've been using my raspberry pi cam module wonderfully for a while and it's attached to the corner of my print bed so I can monitor the first few layers and general build. I want to add a webcam to do ...
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Making a IoT Motion Sensor w/ Security Camera

I'm trying to find the easiest and most efficient way to create one. I have the below already, is there anything else that I would need? Where can I find some code for me to copy. I don't necessarily ...
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Fast Raspberry Pi Capture with Processing

For a project I am working on I want to be able to take a picture with the picamera V1, do processing on this image, and then do this process again and again as fast as possible. I am currently using ...
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Multiplexer vs RPI Compute Module for stereo camera?

I am looking to capture images simultanously using 2 picameras (tried USB the FPS is low). It seems like there are 2 options: Raspberry Pi compute module 3 with IO board which gives 2 CSI ports(...
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Is full FOV in rpi-cam V2 possible at 640x480 @60fps?

I have a video recording system developed using RPi 2 Model B and Cam v1 and plan upgrading to RPi 3 Model B and Cam v2. My application is such that I need higher frame-rates (60fps +) at Full FoV, ...
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Wrong timing in picamera video capture?

I'm using a real simple python script to capture a video file to a file, taken from the "simple recipes" guide : import picamera camera = picamera.PiCamera() camera.resolution = (640, 480) camera....
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DISPLAY Error with using Raspberry Pi camera module with Python and Opencv

I encounter an error and this does not happen every time. When I run sobel edge detection right after reboot, it works. camera = PiCamera() camera.resolution = (640, 480) camera.framerate = 32 ...
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Powering Raspberry Pi 3 with 5v/3A Buck converter

I am using Raspberry Pi 3 with Raspbian OS. I will be powering my Pi 3 board from a output of 24V battery. So I will be using a 5V/3A buck converter. I will be connecting my GPS, Pi camera and 4G ...
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Picamera error picamera.exc.PiCameraMMALError

I just bought Raspberry Pi3 B+ and camera module. I installed Python and opencv on Pi. There was no outstanding error during installation. I connected to Raspberry pi via ssh from my mac. When I run a ...
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Picamera capture to array is slow

In python module picamera, does anyone noticed that camera.capture(array, 'rgb') is quite slow?? If you try to measure this time is about 540ms... example code (the "real code" is irrelevant): from ...
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Inconsistent Raspberry Pi Recording Behavior

BACKGROUND I've created a recording program in Python 3.7 that reads solar and tidal information, and schedules the Raspberry Pi to capture photographs at times of interest using the camera module v2....
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log TTL event time along with frame timestamp using picamera python library

I am using picamera library to store the frame timestamp along with the video. Next, I am sending square TTL pulse to the raspberry pi GPIO pin with the following signature: 1 second ON, 1 second OFF, ...
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Picamera mmalobj screen capturing not working (empty output file)

I would like to capture an image from a camera connected to Raspberry Pi 3B. Because I am using the MMALSplitter and MMALRenderer for side by side VR preview I have to use the MMAL object library. I ...
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Move PiCamera overlay with button

Sorry for my bad English. I am a beginner in programming and need help. I would like to be able to move an overlay on a picamera image with a button. Can you help me to create the function? fx=0 ...
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RaspiCam on RPi 1 B+ doesn't show images

I'm trying to get a livestream with the official raspicam (with IR; revision 1.3) working, which is attached on my Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+. The problem is, that I get an gray screen when I'm ...
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Accessing GPU memory content

I'm currently working with advanced picamera parameters. A new functionnality to come is the "lens shading correction", a RGGB array that modify the image generated by the camera in order to ...