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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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Using a camera and getting a big block of errors I don't understand

So far I've just been following tutorials to set up the camera to do more complex things later, but I always get this block of errors (below). I've tried googling the errors and haven't found anything ...
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Recording raw RGB video format using picamera2

I am trying to record raw RGB video format using picamera2 and Raspberry Pi-4b, for the sake of imagining in the context of biological research. Basically, trying to avoid any compression, etc. during ...
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How do I connect the PiCamera to the Raspberry Pi 5?

So I just got one of the Raspberry Pi Camera Module 2. On the website, it says that you install it by plugging it into one of the camera ports on the board (the RPI5 has two). On the schema, the ...
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raspberry pi 4 and camera does not have camera option in raspi-config menu

I am trying to configure my rasp camera with raspberry pi 4. However " sudo raspi-config" i don't have the camera option to enable. I tried updating the os and rebooting and the sudo nano /...
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Why raspberry pi sometimes stalls after executing "vcgencmd get_camera " Command?

I frequently use vcgencmd get_camera command on the raspberry pi, It gives the following error- vc_gencmd_send returned -1 vchi_msg_dequeue -> -1(22) And then raspberry pi hangs. I then executed ...
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My libmal.so file is missing (picamera require), even after reinstall package

I'm working on a camera system based on a raspberry pi 5 (8gb), with a brand new (2023-12-05 and updated) standard Raspbian 64x, and my python codes are running in a virtual enviroment (venv). I would ...
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Raspberry Pi OSError: libbcm_host.so

I am running a facial recognition project on Pi 4. When I run the code, I got this full error message: File "/home/rlu/.local/lib/python3.11/site-packages/picamera/__init__.py", line 72, in ...
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on bookworm cant use picamera2 with opencv-python

installed opencv--python on bookworm os when using picamera2 i get this error: QObject::moveToThread: Current thread (0x7f6802fd50) is not the object's thread (0x7f6822efb0). Cannot move to target ...
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Pi camera to be activated when rf waves are detected

My cars have Fastags (RFID based cards) installed on the windshield. On the highway, on every toll booth there are rfid scanners that reads my card and deduct the payment. Since there is a possibility ...
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Using Camera Module V3 NoIR as Night-vision Camera

I have recently purchased a Rasberry Pi Camera module V3 NoIR wide lens to monitor the night-time activity of my pet. I have tried to capture video using libcamera and Picamera2 in dark(near-pitch ...
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OpenCV - PiCamera or cv2.VideoCapture(0)

Quick question, I am starting to work on some Computer Vision programs using my Raspberry Pi 3. I thought when using the PiCamera you needed to use the specific PiCamera commands however I have simply ...
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Pi Camera V2 not working

When I type the command vcgencmd get_camera, I get the following output: supported=0 detected=0, libcamera interfaces=0 And when I type the command libcamera-still -o test.jpg, I get the image ...
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Pi camera issue

I'm using raspi 3b and I'm not getting the camera option in the preferences menu, I have tried updating the os also.
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Unable to build libcamera-apps

im not able to build libcamera-apps on my system. Hardware: Pi 4 B OS: Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye) I fowllowed all the steps in this Docu: https://www.raspberrypi.com/documentation/computers/...
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Solution to Picam(s) poor auto exposure with Motion?

i've got pi-cams: v1, v1 IR, v2 NoIR, v2 IMX219-D160 wide, and none of them can dynamically adjust it's auto-exposure/brightness by itself, when used as CCTV by Motion. they somewhat try but outputs ...
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PiCamera2 images with boxes and labels overlay with vis_util

I'm trying to get integrate tensorflow and picamera2 to do some basic object detection. The logic works out fine (I think), but I'm struggling to draw the boxes/labels deduced on top of the image. ...
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Camera Module 3 / PiCamera not working on Ubuntu Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry pi 4B with Ubuntu, and I’m trying to use my camera module 3 with python (I’ve tested the code with Raspberry Pi OS, so I know it’s right) using PiCamera and in a virtual environment ...
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Raspberry Pi Camera v2 not detected for Octopi on Raspberry Pi 3

I've searched all over the internet for a solution to my problem, but it seems like every route comes up short for me. Again, I am using a Raspberry Pi 3 with a Pi Cam v2, and using PuTTy as my SSH. ...
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Qt error running a simple Python program to check connection between RPi 4B and camera module 3. (see the description)

I wish to deploy this RPi along with the attached camera module to a factory floor and then analyze the video stream. Hence, I have a headless RPi which I plan to use for this purpose. Code: import ...
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Raspberry Pi 4B - VLC player - Pir Sensor - Camera

I'm starting to know Python, so you can say I'm a newby. For Halloween I'm working with a Python script for a Scare. The idea is to show a nice picture (a paused video) on a tv screen and when motion ...
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Rapsberry Pi Camera v3 issues

I want to make a Rpi4 8GB livestream 2 camera feeds over 4G (SIM7600X module). One camera is a generic action cam and the other one is a PiCamera v3, which I have issues with. I'm running Raspbian ...
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python3-picamera package not found

running rpi4B. I performed update and upgrade. Then I attempted: sudo apt install python3-picamera2. result: cannot find package python3-picamera2. Appreciate any help.
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How can i use picamera module 3 on google collab? i am using raspberry pi 4 b

I tried running it by inserting the camera capture code snippet in collab , but it is not detecting the pi camera
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Freenove Camera not able to interface with Raspberry pi 4 + Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I am trying to work on a project where I want to use ROS. However, I found that for using ROS Noetic, I will need to install Ubuntu 20.04 on my Raspberry pi 4. Now, I bought a camera module (Freenove ...
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Picamera2 raw capture limited to 15 FPS

I have a Pi 4 with the High Quality Camera. I'm trying to capture raw frames with Picamera2 using the camera's 2028x1520 2x2 binning mode. I'm using camera.sensor_modes[2], which says it has a maximum ...
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How to handle shots with Picamera2?

I'm looking for code to handle shots with Picamera2. I want: Take photo with the camera Show plan on screen for x seconds Save photo as jpeg image. I try the code below but can't find how to adjust ...
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How to stream from Pi Camera to YOLO model?

I am new to Raspberry Pi and I want to do real-time object detection using YOLOv8 tentatively (will change if the fps is too low). I realize that by using the code below, it can't detect Pi Cam as the ...
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Raspberry Pi HQ Camera: Capture NEF or DNG?

I'm making a raw capture tool for raspberry pi and the official HQ camera. I can't seem to get RAW DNG or TIFF images, whatever I do. Here's my current code: from picamera import PiCamera print('...
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Need help with Raspberry Pi camera - mmal error

Hello Raspberry Pi community, I'm reaching out for assistance with a recurring error related to the Raspberry Pi camera module. so it showing this error: ###############################################...
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Raspberry pi 6mm wide angle lens internal optics order

While playing around with the 6mm HQ camera lens I inadvertenly exposed the internal optics by unscrewing something at the back of the lens. Because I didn't know what I was doing, the optics fell ...
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Libcamera-still got fixed blurry image problem after increasing cma , but Picamera2 still giving blurry image

I'm using this raspberry pi zero 512mb ram. I've successfully connected the arducam 64mp camera and it's capturing 4kx3k resolution fine , after I changed the cma from 265m to 400m the libcamera-still ...
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Raspberry Pi Camera: Picamera2: Cannot configure camera in the middle of a stream

I'm making a remote config PiCamera for astrophotography, using the official Camera Module 3. When the user configures the camera, my application sends a request in JSON format over an HTTP socket. ...
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Camera flash with Picamera2

Is it possible to have Picamera2 trigger a flash when taking a picture? In an older version of my project I used a v2 camera module. I got flash working by creating a device overlay to define the ...
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Download the streaming video in server

In order to stream video over the LAN, I used a Raspberry Pi Zero W. I used this MJPEG server code to stream the video over the LAN. [mpjpeg streaming program] 1 Currently, I want to download and save ...
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Raspberry pi camera module 3 works only on libcamera

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 3b+ and Camera module v3. After days of troubleshooting, I got the camera to spit out images on the libcamera CLI. But, I can't create a picamera.PiCamera object in ...
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What is ~delay after picamera2.capture_file code until sensor data is captured on Pi Camera Module 3?

I am using Python picamera2 to capture a max res still image from a new Pi Camera Module 3. I create a picamera2 instance (I'll call picam2), configure it ahead (including manual fixed focus) and ...
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How to rotate the picamera feed while using opencv for facial recognition?

I have setup my rpi with the pi camera following the guide on Toms Hardware and everything is working as expected. I am going to be using the smart pi touch case for my project, which only allows the ...
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Picamera2.stop() Behavior - do controls persist?

With Pycamera2 you can set controls e.g. autofocus. There doesn't seem to be a get_controls() function to verify what is set. Do the controls perist after using Picamera2.stop()?
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Pi camera video stream to a PC (not through a web page) which has low latence

I need to send a video stream from my pi camera on a Raspberry pi to a computer on the same network. The video transmission should preferably have a low latency and a good image resolution. After the ...
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RPi Camera V2 not detected with Raspberry Pi4 running Ubuntu 20.05 LTS

I am running into a problem in which I am unable to have my Pi detect my new RPi Camera V2. I am running on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (focal) since I am working on a robotics project that requires ROS2(foxy). ...
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Raspi camera module V3 with Octopi

Recently purchased raspberry pi camera module 3 NOIR. My plan was to use it for octopi (octoprint), however, i tried my best but couldn’t make it work, and followed many of pages on net but no result (...
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Raspberry Pi Camera Error: Unicam Has Timed Out

I have been trying to get my Raspberry Pi camera to work for a while now. Probably every two weeks or so I would fire up the Raspberry Pi to convince myself that something changed but whatever I try, ...
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Can I somehow feed the camera's live image into my GUI?

I'm new to the python world and I have an RPI project where I would like to display the camera's (Arducam 16mpx) realtime image into my GUI application. I saw multiple projects web streaming with ...
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What is the magnification of the stock lens used in Rpicam V2?

I'm trying to get the overall optical magnification of my digital microscope and wondered if the lens built in the Rpicam v2 has any magnification. Does anyone know this specification? Thanks!
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Error while getting Full-Bayer-Layer data using Libcamera-raw

I'm trying to get full bayer layer data of Pi-Camera V2 (NoIR). I just followed the official doc. libcamera-raw -t 2000 --segment 1 -o test%05d.raw Above command produces .raw files with each size of ...
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Python script will not write out file when scheduled (cron or bash.rc)

I have a python script to record a .mp4 file with picamera2 which executes and save correctly when run through the editor (thonny) and through the terminal. However, when I schedule it through crontab ...
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Raspberry Pi and OpenCV. The cv2.error while capture the image through camera lens

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/43572387/error-215-size-width0-size-height0-occurred-when-attempting-to-display-a I have the similar issue with this discussion, after I read it still don't have ...
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(Raspberry Pi 4 and Python) Raspberry Camera mode raise picamera.exc.PiCameraMMALError and picamera.exc.PiCameraError

System: Raspberry Pi 4 model B, use external USB Logitech camera I'm follow the youtube tutorial but get picamera.exc.PiCameraMMALError andpicamera.exc.PiCameraError Relate discussion on other site ...
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How can I modify the color grading (midtone) of the image captured using the RPI camera module?

Is it possible to configure the color grading (adjust the midtone) of the image captured using Raspberry Pi camera module version 1.3 and the Picamera2 library?
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Adding LUTs and film grain overlays to raspicam

learning python and such by coding and building a camera using the High Quality Camera. Being able to code physical inputs to control the various camera functions was a major win for me, so I don’t ...
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