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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RasPi Camera Board and Motion

I just got my Camera Board and a Model A Raspberry Pi to use as a security camera for my house. I had been using Motion with a Logitech C170 USB camera on my Model B board and it worked great except ...
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What causes ENOSPC error when using the Raspberry Pi camera module?

I have been getting the error message below when attempting to use the Raspberry Pi camera # raspistill -o /tmp/gate_now.jpg mmal: mmal_vc_component_enable: failed to enable component: ENOSPC mmal: ...
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How can I enable the camera without using raspi-config?

I am trying to use the raspi camera on a minimalized version of wheezy. The command raspi-config is not available. I have been able to do everything without it so far by editting /boot/config.txt or ...
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Raspistill slow to trigger?

I'm trying to trigger "many" raspberries together, while using raspistill is only for testing, i'm wondering why taking a picture is so slow, i made a test and, at the same time as i hit enter on this ...
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Modern way to stream H.264 from the Raspberry Cam

I got the Pi B+ and the Pi camera and am now trying to find the most efficient (low CPU) and lowest-latency configuration to stream H.264 encoded video from the camera to my home server. I've read ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 has less than 1GB memory available at OS level

I don't know if it is a critical issue or not. But, I need to get rid of the question marks in my mind. I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 3 board and while I was playing with it, I realized that ...
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Take images in a short time using the Raspberry Pi camera module

I'm working on a project in which I need to take about 30 images per second (no movie) using the Raspberry Pi camera module. I'm using the Picamera library (http://picamera.readthedocs.org/en/latest/...
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Can I record a 24 hour video on the Raspberry Pi with camera module?

Given that I have an SD card with sufficient capacity, is it theoretically possible to record a 24 hour video with a camera module or is the recording duration limited? Has anyone tried this? Do you ...
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Using OpenCV with RasPiCam and python

Has any one been able to get OpenCV to directly play video from the RasPiCam board using python? I've seen some projects involving workarounds, but what I'm interested in is being able to use the ...
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Pi Camera - how to create a flash?

I have a need to take photos with the Pi camera, but to illuminate the subject. The subject will be 1m or so away, but will be in total darkness most of the time. Therefore, I need a flash of some ...
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How long does the RPi last on a battery? [duplicate]

For how long can the Raspberry Pi run when powered from a battery of a given capacity? Of course this will strongly depend on how it is used and what devices are connected, but I am trying to get a ...
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How can I get Raspivid to skip h264 encoding? (getting rid of 5 second latency streaming video)

There are gazillions of forums and threads about getting rid of a 5 second latency when using a Pi together with a PI-Cam as a surveillance camera. Many tutorials show how to use vlc to encode and ...
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What streaming solution for the Picam has the smallest lag?

This post shows how to stream using VLC. It works nice and is simple, but it gives me about a second lag. This post uses GStreamer, and it has 0.3 second lag; I would like less. Is it possible to use ...
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Camera problems: green tint and long delays after snapshot

Having a few problems with the standard camera board. Images are heavily green-tinted: sample Anytime I try to use the raspistill -fp option, it takes about 20 seconds after the snapshot is taken for ...
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Do I Need To Replace My Raspberry Pi Camera?

I know that there are several threads here that discuss this issue, however none of the solutions have made any difference. Anyway, when I plug in my RPi Camera into my B board, I get this error: ...
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Raspberry Pi Camera - When is it ready for next frame

When using apis like the C++ or raspicam api, you poll the camera with a grab(), or similar, method. When a frame is ready, the method returns. Is there a way of checking if the camera is ready ...
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Different image quality from picamera capture to numpy array and path

The quality of capture from Pi Camera varies when captured to numpy array and when captured directly to a path. The former has more pinkish tint to it than the later. Why is that.? The code I used ...
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Why Raspberry Pi camera “no device found” in Cheese or IceWeasel?

I am testing the new Raspberry Pi 2 with its camera board. I have setup my Pi2 with Raspbian. I have connected the camera on the CSI port, enabled the camera module from raspi-config sudo apt-get ...
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Rapberry pi camera module vs usb camera [closed]

Is it good to use raspberry pi camera module for serious computer vision project using video or is it okay to use a usb webcam?
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Reading barcode with Raspberry Camera and zbar

I'm Trying to decode barcodes using Raspberry Camera-board and zbar tools. So far it has not worked since the image captured by the Camera is fuzzy: the barcode is either too close or too far to get ...
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Using the UV4L driver to stream video from the raspberry pi camera to android phone

Hello raspberry people! I'm posting a new question because I don't have enough rep on raspberrypi.stackexchange to post a comment on this post: https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/15000/...
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How to turn off the CSI, and turn it back on again

I am using the Waveshare RPi Camera (F), which comes with two IR LED boards to enable nightvision (they look like two big eyes on either side of the camera 'nose' - at least that's what it looks like ...
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Is someone working on a video4linux driver for the camera module?

There are a ton of Linux applications that will interface with a camera with V4L. It would be totally awesome if there was a V4L driver for the Raspberry Pi Camera module.
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auto brightness bypass whilst using Motion

Can I change the metering mode, exposure and ISO of my Raspberry pi noir camera whilst using the popular software Motion to detect, well, motion. I don't seem to be able to lighten the image whatever ...
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Can it be an issue to record videos directly on the SD card of a Raspberry Pi?

I am using a Raspberry Pi Zero W and the picam v2 to record videos continuously for several days. Files recorded are only 5-minute long. Can I save files on the SD card directly, or should I use an ...
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Advantages of Raspberry Pi 15-pin MIPI camera interface (CSI) connector cameras above USB webcams?

What are advantages of cameras dedicated for Raspberry Pi (I mean those connected via dedicated camera connector and tape) above those usb webcams ? Is it just economy advantage (better value for ...
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Sending Raspberry Pi Camera preview to a laptop running VNC Viewer

I currently have a raspberry pi model B with a raspberry pi camera connected to it. The raspberry pi is connected to my router via an Ethernet cable, I control the raspberry pi through VNC viewer on ...
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What's the RPi camera board called (internally)?

I connected a Rpi-camera board to the camera socket on my RPi (not a usb webcam). I have been searching the internet on how to call the camera in Python. The camera works (raspistill and raspivid both ...
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How can I install raspistill/raspicam on a distro that doesn't include them?

I'm using a pi distro that includes the proper kernel and everything, but not raspistill or raspicam. How can I install these?
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How do you configure the Pi Zero to act as a USB webcam using the plug in camera?

There are lots of guides which tell you how to configure the raspberry Pi Zero as a mass_storage device or Ethernet device, most of these mention the ability to make the Pi act as a webcam but none ...
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How to quickly capture images with raspistill

How do you quickly capture a series of stills programmatically? I'm testing an image processing task where I need to perform an action between image captures. Essentially, I want to: Capture a ...
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Raspicam C++ library — captured image requires several grab()s to be properly bright

Note that I am referring to the C++ library, raspicam (http://www.uco.es/investiga/grupos/ava/node/40), not the raspberry pi camera in general. Unfortunately, I don't have the reputation to make a "...
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Is it necessary to release Raspberry Pi Camera before rebooting? If so how do I do it?

I have a python3 script that uses OpenCV and a Raspberry Pi cam. It runs almost 24/7. Using crontab the pi will reboot every night at midnight and the script will begin running again. This is mostly ...
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Motion filming can't get on real speed

I'm trying to film with my PI B+ with motion. I'm using the RPi camera board (so no USB), and got that working (which is nice). The thing is, is that the recorded video is not real time. What I mean ...
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Getting correctly exposed photos and the right shutter-speed for the RPi camera board using raspistill

I'm using my Raspberry Pi with the RPi camera board to capture a time-lapse video of outdoor scenery using the raspistill command. As I am uploading the photos to a server after I take each photo, I'm ...
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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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How to use raspistill on Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 14 installed on my Raspberry Pi 2, and I'm trying to access the camera, but all the instructions assume raspistill is available, but that only seems to be compiled for Raspbian. How do ...
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Pi Zero Raspistill error: Camera is not enabled in this build

I have a Pi camera V2.1 and a Pi Zero V1.3 with an adapter cable for the camera. I made sure to connect it correctly on both sides, metallic connections towards the green PCB. I have done a sudo apt-...
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Raspistill parameters for shaky camera

When using raspistill in -ex auto mode, I noticed that the timeout (-t) parameter defines the maximum exposure time; for instance, when setting it to 1000, it rarely sets an exposure time of 1 second, ...
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Stereo vison with Compute module via SSH

I started working with a Raspberry Pi Compute Module and 2 PiCamera after long time. I lost all the notes about our old class project, I quite don't remember all our procedures Each camera is ...
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Official Raspberry Pi 7 inch display power consumption

I bought the display along with the camera board v2 a couple of months ago to work on some projects with my Raspberry Pi 2 but only recently found the time to actively experiment. Now unlike the ...
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Raspberry Pi NoIR hangs. Only a physical power off solved

Background Information: I built a smart door solution with a RPi B+ (Raspbian) which makes use of three sensors (PIR, Gyroscope [I2C] and an Ultrasound). Depending on the sensor status managed by a ...
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Resolution properties for python's OpenCV and uv4l camera driver

I've followed this tutorial to install OpenCV 2.3.1 in raspberry and it has worked fine. I've also installed from here the uv4l raspicam driver. But now I need to modify some capture properties as the ...
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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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Cannot connect to PiCamera when using it with Flask

I am trying to create a live streaming camera with my Raspberry Pi and the Pi Camera module. I have chosen to create it with Flask so that I can use the Python API for it. Though when I run this ...
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Raspberry Pi camera randomly freezes / crashes SoC

I use my Raspbery PI model B for capturing images for a timelapse. I capture an image every 30 seconds (roughly) using the build in raspistill command within a simple bash script seen below: #!/bin/...
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Camera module “crashes” Raspberry Pi

Crashes in quotes because I'm not really sure that you can call it a crash. I don't know how to figure out what exactly is happening. The Problem I've been trying to get my camera to work properly ...
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Camera, Ubuntu, modprobe bcm2835-v4l2 ERROR: could not insert 'bcm2835_v4l2': Operation not permitted

I have added a camera to the raspberry but I get the following when trying to load the driver: root@deadlock-desktop:~# modprobe bcm2835-v4l2 modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'bcm2835_v4l2': ...
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Using the Raspberry Pi Cam at 110 degrees Celsius

A CCD camera is required to be placed in a hot environment of up to 120 deg Celsius. I am thinking of using the Raspberry Pi Camera Module which I already have. However I am unable to find any specs ...
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How to access raw Pi Camera data?

I am trying to use a Pi Camera to take various pictures, but only if the overall picture is not pitch black or really dark (as I will mount it in my office and do not want it going while I'm away). I'...