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Questions tagged [raspicam]

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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one RPI's capability to multi-task with complex Image Processing

I, as part of a project, have decided to implement a small scale version of automated collision avoidance system. I chose to go with Image based object detection. After initial research, I figured out ...
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Random Raspbian crash on Raspberry Pi Zero W + RaspiCam

I have raspbian installed on my RPI Zero W and I wrote simple bash script to make photo on raspicam every 30 sec. (I also have ds1307 to have RTC when RPI is offline) I add to my crontab: @reboot /...
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OpenCV and PiCamera problem

I want to get photo from raspberry pi camera in python and i tried this code and it's works for me: for filename in camera.capture_continuous('img.jpg'): test_img = cv2.imread('img.jpg') But ...
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Error code when using NoIR camera - failed to run camera app

I am trying to use the NoIR camera for the Raspberry Pi 3, and am getting the following error code: mmal: mmal_vc_component_enable: failed to enable component: ENOSPC mmal: camera component couldn't ...
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RPi Zero W, Photobooth Python2 Tkinter - Keeps Crashing/Rebooting Pi when code is run

I'm having a bit of an issue with my raspberry pi rebooting when I run this code. IT also seems to crash at different points.. sometimes when writing the picture file, sometimes when taking picture, ...
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Installing mmal motion on RPi

I have been trying to install motion on my Pi3, only to be chasing library errors at every step. None of the tutorials seem to say what flavor of Pi OS to use. I am beginning to wonder if I chose ...
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Will long-term viewing of a sunny sky hurt the Pi Camera?

If a recent model Pi Camera faces the sky for months or years, is there anything known about damage to the sensor from long term exposure sunlight? Of course I know this might not be advised, but I'm ...
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raspivid with awb off gives black image

I want to turn off auto white balance for my raspivid stream. However, when doing that, the image turns completely black. Why? And how do I fix this?
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Why does the PiCamera() preview start bright and then immediately get dark when using a low frame rate and high shutter speed?

I'm adjusting some of the PiCamera parameters to make it work well in low light. However, when I preview the camera (in low light) the image starts off looking great and then immediately darkens. ...
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Cannot enable Rasberry Pi camera

Whenever I try uploading a code to run my camera it says camera not enabled , therefore I activated my camera from the rasberrypi configurator which did not work as well , also updated camera using ...
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python-OpenCV cv2.videocapture window shrinks

I am trying to get a simple opencv-python video capture to work which shows the live stream of the camera however when i run the code the camera window frame opens up and then immediately shrinks into ...
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Execute raspistill from Python

I was trying to capture images using the Python picamera module and was always getting Timed out waiting for capture to end error (See this question). Since the shell command raspistill works fine, I'...
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Unable to capture image using the Raspberry Pi Camera Python

The raspistill -o image.jpg command successfully captures images. But when I try capturing from a really simple Python script, I get an error. The script is from picamera import PiCamera cam = ...
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How to properly trigger multiple Raspberry Pi camera modules via GPIO?

I am working with three Raspberry Pi 3 B boards, which in turns have RPi camera modules V2 connected to each. I followed this very detailed post about triggering another Pi using GPIO pins and it ...
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Raspberry Pi Cam stops taking pictures after a certain amount of time

I am coding a system for my high altitude balloon, however I am having some trouble with the raspberry pi cam. I am trying to take an image and then a 5 minute video and repeat this for hours on end. ...
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Can the Camera Module for Raspberry Pi Zero be used in Raspberry Pi 3?

I wonder if this camera Camera Module for Raspberry Pi Zero also works with the Raspberry Pi 3? I could not find any information about its compatibility to other RPi models.
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Raspistill in manual exposure

I found that using raspistill or Camera py module I cannot set lower speeds than 1/30" (converted to nano secs). I want manual camera settings ISO = value and ss = value All is fine in daylights but ...
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Raspberry Camera V2 on Android [duplicate]

I have flashed android (can flash any version necessary to make this work) onto my Raspberry Pie 3 and would like to be able to use the Pi Camera V2. Ive plugged in the camera to the raspberry pi but ...
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How to send image to email which is captured by Pi camera?

I am new in Pi Camera and RaspberryPi. I want to send the captured image to email. How can I do it?
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How can I attach a Raspberry Pi Camera to my Pi for an image processing project?

I want to attach a Raspberry Pi Camera to my Raspberry Pi module for an image processing project. Basically, I want to enhance video in the dark. I am planning to do a project in which the video ...
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Frame Rate of a pi camera

I am currently running the python script: for frame in cam.camera.capture_continuous(raw, format="bgr", use_video_port=True): print datetime.datetime.now().strftime('%M:%S.%f')[:-4] And this ...
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Text overlay over video stream when saving to file system

I'am using raspberry pi zero as controller which communicate over UART with external board with five sensors. What I need is a way to save video stream from raspicam to filesystem with embedded text (...
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How to Auto-connect to wifi hotspot and auto-copy paste from one device to another device? [closed]

I have two devices both are compatible with wifi hotspot. One device is collecting pics continuously. When I bring other device with an open wifi hotspot close to the one above, is there a way to make ...
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Python multithreading and camera

I'm writing a python application which uses a PIR motion sensor to trigger the RPi camera (Rev. 1.3) and start a video. For this purpose I'm using the threading library, to achieve multithreading. At ...
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using an rpi as IP camera with minimal CPU usage?

I'm trying to get a pi happening as an IP camera, using a CSI camera module. I'd like to minimise CPU usage. I don't need motion detection, just to dump an image from the camera onto the network where ...
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Connecting a picamera [duplicate]

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi Noir camera. I tried operating it after installing all necessary programs. However every time I run 'raspistill -o image.jpg' it does not execute. It doesn't take a ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Mounting on Wood

I'm working to make a MagicMirror for my girlfriend as a Christmas gift. I've got all the programming complete, however I'm still looking at what kinda of wood I'd need for it I've got a couple ...
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How to send live video frames from Raspberry Pi to my Computer

I need to send live video frames from my Raspberry Pi with a PiCamera (or USB Camera is fine too) to my Computer. From my computer, I will use the frames for Image Processing and Computer Vision using ...
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High speed photography using RPi Camera module

I'm trying to capture high speed water flow movement in a small dark chamber with a cool white 5 W high power LED as a flasher. My target is to achieve quick exposure using 0.8 millisecond light pulse....
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qcamera does not get to active state in raspberry pi 3 - no frames being detected

I am trying to get the picam on raspberry pi (ubuntu mate 16.04) to show a live preview in a qt app window. As a reference, I am able to get an example code working in windows 10. On win10 the ...
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Raspberry Pi Camera read speed too slow

I'm trying to write image frames from Raspberry Pi camera 1.3v. I'm using PiCamera library. When I run simple code to preview the camera, it shows frames almost real time. import time import picamera ...
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How can I enable both the cameras on the Compute Module 3?

I am new to using Raspberry Pi devices. I have a problem with enabling the cameras on the Compute Module 3. When I run 'vcgencmd get_camera' I get the output 'supported=1, detected=1'. The ...
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Can't start picamera at Raspbian startup

I want to run an opencv-python program at Raspbian startup. The program is to capture images continuously from picamera and do some image processing using opencv and display it in full-screen mode. ...
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How to predetermine the file size for a PNG image resulting from raspistill?

The Pi Camera v2 has 3280 x 2464 pixels, which gives 8081920 pixels. It is my understanding that a PNG-24 means the pixel supports a 2^24 color depth. It is also my understanding that a PNG-24 means ...
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Pi Camera v2.1 not working

I already checked out the other answers on StackExchange, and followed every step of this guide: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/raspbian/applications/camera.md, as well as the referenced ...
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Safest way to write images at a high framerate with Raspberry Pi

I'm planning on setting up a timelapse camera with the official raspberry pi camera v2 using raspistill. The frequency of the captured images is relatively high (10+ fps), but I do NOT need realtime ...
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Can Raspberry Pi stream camera jpeg image 25 frame per second

I want to receive jpeg frames from a camera to a mobile device. This is used to control a mini drone I am working on. To get possible max frames, I plan to use C++ and a library to retrieve and send ...
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Dependencies fail to install, cannot install picamera on pi3

When I run apt-get install python3-picamera it fails with different dependency issues like: files list file for package 'libparams-util-perl' is missing final newline or files list file for package '...
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options for raspistill to produce averaged frames

Using fswebcam and the --frames option, I can record multiple frames that are then combined into one image that has less noise. Can raspistill do the same? One option that works is capturing images ...
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How to use raspicam with Visual Studio 2017 and C/C++

In Visual Studio 2017 I created a new project using the cross-platform linux Blink (Raspberry) template. This compiles and runs perfectly and the debugger in the Debug->Linux Console also works pretty ...
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Can't get the camera to work

When I run raspistill -o cam.jpg I get mmal: mmal_vc_component_enable: failed to enable component: ENOSPC mmal: camera component couldn't be enabled mmal: main: Failed to create camera component mmal:...
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Video streaming over Bluetooth from RPi3 to android app

I'm building a robot that is controlled using a Android app by sending commands over Bluetooth. I would like to also get a video over bluetooth to my android app from RPi3. My question here is, did ...
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Sync videos recorded from multiple cameras temporarily

I have videos captures using 3 Raspberry Pi cameras with the following timestamps, (each video is recorded for the same amount of time): camera1, camera2, camera3 0.000000,0.000000,0.000000 33.315000,...
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Best setting for taking a moving car and capture plate at night - rpi3 raspicam v2

I want some help to set the best settings for getting a video at night of a moving car without blur (I need to see the plate) I'm using an external IR illuminator, so the plate is brights. I'm using ...
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Raspberry Pi camera only getting power in other port

I just got the raspberry pi camera module, and when I set it up, the red LED doesn't light up. I connected it to the other port (near the microSD card slot), and the red LED turns on. Whenever I hook ...
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raspberry picamera throwing error PiCameraValueError: Incorrect buffer length for resolution 128x80

I've been running my camera for nearly over a month now, with brief halting throughout the past month, but recently I noticed my picamera was not taking any pictures, I checked the script and it was ...
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How to broadcast command across network?

I have an Apache server running on one Pi and also hosts a PHP script that gives the Raspistill command to take a photo. After running through the problems of permissions, I finally got the Pi to take ...
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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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Camera's LED is on, but no picture

Trying to connect original Raspberry camera to Pi 3. I have camera's red LED on, but no picture. vcgencmd get_camera supported=1 detected=0 What are the next steps I must do in order to find the ...
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MMAL failing to create camera component

I've been messing around with Raspicam and MMAL on my Pi 2 for a bit now and today when I tried to run my code, I got this error. Thought it might be my code, so I tried running one of the example ...