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The CSI interface camera from the Raspberry Pi Foundation available in a natural colour and a NoIR version without infrared filter, latter is suited for night vision and other special applications.

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Gstreamer error qt / opencv project

After making project on Rpi I receive this error after calling VideoCapture c(0) (I think...) Am I referencing the Pi NoIR camera incorrectly? Or am I missing or have I incorrectly installed ...
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Why is my pi camera v2.1 detected but not taking pictures?

Thanks for your help. Yesterday I moved my Raspberry Pi cam v2.1 with the rpi robot chassis and the camera won’t take pictures. But, the day before, the camera functioned properly. Why do you think ...
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Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera - PiCamera/Raspistill

I have a RPi Noir V2 camera running on my Pi Zero w. I have been taking time lapse pictures from dusk till dawn and have had different results using Python 3 PiCamera and the shell command Raspistill....
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Raspberry camera is not giving any output?

I am using Raspberry pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi Camera v2.1. When I am using a simple code to show the live video, it is neither giving any output nor any error. During the running time of code, ...
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Streaming Video from pi camera to already existing webpage on running on apache2

So I currently have a site running on my apache2 server and I want to add another page which I am able to stream video live from the raspberry pi camera module. I have been looking into ways to do ...
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How to stream the PiCam to own HTML on Apache Server

I really need help. I am trying to solve this problem for a week now and i am pretty much burned out. I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W and i am controlling it through ssh. The camera that i am using is ...
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How to synchronize images from two raspberry pis

I have 2 Pi Zero Ws (wifi), each with a Pi camera connected to them. Both Pis/cams are running on battery power and deployed in the desert. There is no network or internet connection. The cams are ...
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PiCamera v2.1 exposure can't be locked, Python Picamera 1.13

I have posed this question on the Picamera Github issues forum but it has not been answered in nearly a month. Hoping for better luck here. I am running a Pi Camera v2.1 in an industrial measurement ...
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How can I add a delay before raspberry pi cam starts recording?

I am using the following command to take video: os.popen('raspivid -1 640 -h480 -fps 25 -o motionCapture/' + timeStamp + '_motion,h264 -t ' + str(timeInSeconds * 1000)) The problem is when I try to ...
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Straming Raspberry camera to own Apache Server - Command not found

I am planning to implement a camera video stream from the Raspberry Pi to its own Apache server. I trying to solve this for a week now and i am pretty frustrated by now. I came across this tutorial ...
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Flint OS and RPI camera v2

In order to prepare a confcall kiosk using Google Hangout/Meet on a Raspberry Pi 2, I try to setup Flint OS on it. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to find the RPI camera (v2 NoIR), and when I try to ...
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Pi Camera: Raspberry Pi 3B+'s red led blinking

I'm developing a project based on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ which utilizes an original Raspberry Pi Camera module. I'm powering the RPi from a 12V 4-cell LiPo, brought down to 5V by a power distribution ...
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Calculating focal length of Raspberry Pi Camera

This article claims you can calculate the focal length of the Pi camera with the equation: F = (P x D) / W where: W is width of known object D is the object's distance from the camera P the ...
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Raspistill preview window invisible

A couple of months ago, I had a good installation of the raspberry pi, and the picam module I was using was working great. Recently, one of my raspi's drivers got corrupted, so I had to re-install the ...
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Pi Camera V2 vs. Pi NoIR Camera V2

I'm using a Pi Camera v2, but the ambient light causes many reflections. So I thought it was necessary to use a Pi NoIR camera with infrared led, in this way the cam sees only the part illuminated by ...
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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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Storing faces in database by capturing images with picamera

I am trying to do facial recognition with the picamera and Pi 3. At the moment I am trying to get the picamera to capture 20 faces and store the images in the database. Here is my code: import cv2 ...
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Camera captue using picamera

im new to python and picamera. i was not able to capture an image using my code below. it gives me an error with the command camera.capture = get_image(). How can i fix this? also i would like my ...
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Motion Service Hanging Up Pi?

I have had a raspberry pi B+ for a little over a year now, and I've noticed consistent performance issues after running motion service for a long period (anything over an hour or so). Originally I was ...
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PiCameraNotRecording exception when trying out PIR script

So I was trying out this exact same script in this answer https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/46513 but when I tried to run it (for the second or third time) it gave me this exception: Exception ...
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What is the shortest light wavelength in nanometers (nm) that a raspberry pi camera can capture?

I would like to use a Raspberri Pi with camera to capture short-wavelength ultraviolet light from a UV led diode. I would like to use an UV led with light invisible to the human eye (less than 390nm ...
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Camera gets hot, how much power should it dissipate?

I planned to add the chinese NoIR RPi camera in a birdhouse. First tests revealed, that the camera module heated up to 65 ⁰C. The IR LED's were very warm too. How much power is dissipated by the ...
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How to install raspistill on Ubuntu Core?

I would like to be able to take pictures with the Raspberry Pi camera while running Ubuntu Core (Snappy). How can I install/enable the camera? This question is about Ubuntu Core, not Raspbian.
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RPI 3 Motion detected apparently because of the light

I recently turn my Raspberry 3 into a surveillance camera with the official camera. Whenever a motion is detected I receive an email with the video. It works pretty well but I realized that I received ...
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How to properly configure python PiCamera settings for use in an ice hockey rink?

Ive been building a sort of "Raspberry Pi GoPro" device that hooks onto the end glass of a hockey rink and records the action on the ice so I can go over video from my skates and work on technique. ...
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PiNoir Camera - using rolling shutter

As far as I know, the camera chip in PiNoir camera has a rolling shutter. This basically means that the camera records the image line by line, waits for all the lines, and returns them as a single ...
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Picamera slow capture

I am using raspberry pi camera on CSI2 interface on Pi3. I have performance problems. I simplified the code to only capture module and it takes around 0.5 sec. What is the solution? import time ...
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Raspberry pi camera send by 3G usb key

I have a Raspberry pi 3 with a connected EG usb key on it. The communication is established and works well. In an other part, i have configured my Raspberry with a pi-camera. I can see in local ...
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Image artifacts in raw TIFF from Pi Camera disappear when I first save as DNG and then convert. What gives?

I'm trying to use the Raspberry Pi plus the NoIR Picamera module V2.1 to collect raw (bayer-filtered) IR images for NDVI analysis of plants (programs written in Python). So far, I haven't found anyone ...
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Green image with rpi picamera

The following code generates a green image in raspberry pi with picamera. import picamera with picamera.PiCamera() as camera: camera.resolution = (1280,960) camera.exposure_mode = '...
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Take images as quickly as possible from RPi Camera and send to MATLAB for processing? [closed]

I'm using an RPi camera module in conjunction with an RPi 3 (Stretch) to track quick motion - I want to capture images as fast as possible (quick = minimum 30 fps) and send to MATLAB image by image ...
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Is there a way I can increase the shutter time in rpi zero camera v2.0?

I am using a raspberry pi zero camera v2.0 and I need to increase the shutter time to get more photons and images in raw format. How can I achieve this? Thank you.
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Raspberry Pi Camera uv4l stream a recording at the same time with Picamera

Im using uv4l to stream from my raspberry pi, and it works perfectly but if i wanna use a python script to record while streaming i'm getting this error: mmal: mmal_vc_port_enable: failed to enable ...
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Is it possible to use ribbon camera input as additional USB/ethernet port?

I have an Raspberry Pi Zero and I wonder if I can get more USB ports without concentrator :?
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Stereoscopic Streaming with Arducam Mutliple Camera Adapter Module

I got the Arducam Multiple Camera Adapter Module(http://www.arducam.com/multi-camera-adapter-module-raspberry-pi/), with the expectation that I would be able to set up a stereoscopic stream with 2 ...
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Can Pi's GPU be used for RAW to JPEG conversion?

I have captured few RAW images using my PiCam v2.0. I want to convert these images to JPEG and analyze the time taken by GPU, which has the Image Signal Processor, for performing this conversion. As ...
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Raspbian Picamera web stream and record

I've been searching this for a while and I found a few posts that look interesting but it doesn't do what I really want. I am trying to set up a Raspbian security camera that records the video to a ...
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Preview picamera on SPI LCD

Please help to stream picamera to LCD screen which is connected through the SPI. The LCD driver works normal, but when I want to use camera it shows everything on HDMI port. Can someone please ...
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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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Why does raspividyuv need sudo?

I'm running Arch Linux ARM on my RPi 1B. I'm trying to pipe raspividyuv's output to a program that I've written and it seems that I can't run raspividyuv without root privileges. raspivid works fine ...
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Change picamera shutter speed during capture.continuous

I have made an incident light meter for my raspberry pi and am wanting to capture images in a sequence, taking a light reading from my sensor prior to every photo. I am using the pi NoIR camera module ...
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Raspistill doesn't work well in low light

I am taking photos every hour during the day. Photos at night are very underexposed as you can see in my example. Here's the part of the python script that matters import os os.system("raspistill -t ...
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Stereoscopic capture (2 cameras) on Raspberry Pi 3?

What's the best way to connect 2 cameras to the Raspberry Pi? Is it true the only way to do it is with the compute module? Can you use 2 USB cameras? Can you use a multi-camera adapter like this? (...
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Connect multiple Rpi 3 (21) wirelessly and send command from a windows PC

I am totally new to the RPI world. I have not taken any steps in doing this project where I would like to control a total of 21 Raspberry Pi 3 wirelessly from a PC wirelessly where I would like to ...
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Is there a python picam gui out there?

Before starting to code a new GUI in tkinter (or something similar) for picam, I was wondering if there is something already available. What I am looking for is a simple GUI to set the picam ...
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Time-lapse display of images to Jupyter notebook

I'm having an issue trying to display an updating image in a Jupyter notebook pulled from the camera attached to my pi zero. The image will only update for the first image in the iterator even though ...
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ERROR opening V4L interface: No such file or directory

Environment information (cat /proc/cpuinfo): processor : 0 model name : ARMv6-compatible processor rev 7 (v6l) BogoMIPS : 697.95 Features : half thumb fastmult vfp edsp java ...
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PiCamera long exposures

Revisiting this issue Raspistill in manual exposure I found that the shutter time of the photo I got from this command raspistill -ss 6000000 -t 30000 -o long_exposure.jpg is 6 seconds as ...
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Pi cam over SSH or VNC

I am new to raspberry pi and have started a project. I have a pi 3 and I am making an infrared night vision remote controlled car with a infrared pi camera I found on Amazon. So far everything is ...
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Pi zero with Pi can video steaming stability issues

I wanted to setup my pi zero and pi camera as a rstp streaming cctv camera. I tried motion, but this ran the pi at 100% cpu utilisation and I didn't need motion capture as a I have a seperate (motion) ...