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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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Turn old phone camera into raspberry pi camera

I don't really have the chance to get a raspberry pi camera. But I have tons of old phones and tons of phone cameras. Is there any way I can turn them into a camera that works with raspberry pi ?
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ENOSPC Error with Camera Module V3 on Raspberry Pi 3 B

I bought an Pi Camera Module 3. I have an Pi 3 Model B Rev 1.2. I get the ENOSPC error when trying to use the camera with raspistill: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ raspistill -o t.jpg mmal: ...
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HQ Camera V4L2 - bad set of scene mode causes camera controls to become unresponsive

I have been playing with these cameras for some time using opencv/raspicam to control the camera. The raspicam/opencv interface allows setting the gain, this is dubious because there is no manual set ...
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What's the minimum Raspberry Pi that can display the output from the Raspberry Pi camera at 30fps in real time?

Setup: A Raspberry Pi of some kind (TBD depending on answers to this question) A Raspberry Pi camera of some kind (TBD depending on answers to this question) A 1080p television, that will be ...
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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 do I run picam?

I am trying to use picam on Raspi 5 with an atteched camera module and I get the following error: /home/myUser/picam/picam: error while loading shared libraries: libcamera.so.0.1: cannot open shared ...
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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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Camera Module v2 stops working when using raspicam C++ API [closed]

I'm experiencing a strange behaviour of my Camera Module v2 when using the raspicam API in my code. Here is what I've done: I've downloaded the last version (0.1.3) of the raspicam API from https://...
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Raspberry Pi Live Stream + Image Capture

I'm wanting to set up a camera using a PI. This camera will capture images of vehicle registration plates when motion is detected, to be checked and validated. Is it possible to both live stream and ...
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Raspberry Pi 3B+ XRDP Very Slow!

I have a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and I just installed xrdp on it. I wanted to do this so I can do some ROS projects. But just after using RDP to log in to the Pi, I was welcomed with a painfully slow desktop....
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Running openCV C++ file from python in Raspberrypi

I'm creating a object and color detection robot. Here in this case, I'm using C++ to run the camera and process the image with openCV in C++, but before I run the Camera, I want the robot to move and ...
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How to tell if the Pi Camera is connected?

Simple question, but searching did not return an answer. I have a Pi4 and a Pi Camera. This camera is not USB and does not appear in lsusb output when it is working. # lsusb Bus 002 Device 001: ID ...
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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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navigator.mozGetUserMedia() returns "Starting video failed"

I am trying to use my Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi Camera to join a WebRTC session in the browser. I was able to set up a WebRTC server on my Pi through this tutorial and I am able to start/join a ...
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NoIR V2.1 camera auto white balancing

I have a Raspberry Pi NoIR V2.1 camera. I am working with the NIR (940 nm) LEDs and I saw that I was getting funny/weird colors, so I assumed that it is due to the white balancing, so I switched off ...
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pure python mjpeg streaming?

I tried the mjpegStreamServer from here but it doesn't seems to work... First of all, most times, after run it throws errors: — Exception in thread Thread-1: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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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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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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Stream mjpeg (or any other format/method) from my Pi 3 camera to another server in AWS

I am looking to "tunnel", "forward", "bridge" an mjpeg stream from mi Raspberry Pi 3 to a server I have on AWS (Linux). I have currently tried the UV4L packages to stream video in my LAN and I have ...
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PiCam Not Working (At All)

As I recently bought the Picam, I tried capturing an image with : raspistill -v -o file.jpg But I got this error : "No data received from sensor. Check all connections, including the Sunny one on ...
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How to use/install raspberry pi camera on ubuntu os

I am wanting to use ubuntu v20.04 64 on my Raspberry Pi 4. I also what to be able to use the on-board camera. I have followed these steps to install and boot up my Rpi4 with Ubuntu: https://ubuntu....
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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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Can I set the camera's shutter speed for video?

I need to have a low shutter speed to be able to capture a light that is only on for a few milliseconds each frame (light synced with camera fps, but only want it to capture when the light is on). How ...
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PiCam shoots blank images

Raspberry PiCam is showing blank white images on Raspbian Buster. The raspberry PiCam was working with Jessie. I tried raspistill -o test.jpg and got a blank white square in test.jpg. https://drive....
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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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Motion terminating immediately

I have set up my Raspberry Pi 3 model B v2 and the Raspberry Pi camera module 2.1. The camera works, I can take pictures with raspistill and access them via SSH. Querying the camera properties with ...
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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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RPI4B OV5647 Camera black screen!

Hi i recenlty bought a camera for my RPI4B but for some reason it's not working, whenever i enter libcamera-hello or rpicam-vid i get this error new@raspberrypi:~/rpicam-apps $ rpicam-vid [0:13:59....
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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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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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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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Picam noir issue

when I try to take a picture using my Pi Camera this error message is returned: raspistill -o image.jpg mmal: mmal_vc_component_enable: failed to enable component: ENOSPC mmal: camera component ...
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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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Aligning NoIr images and RPI RGB images

I was wondering if given a picture from a RPI NoIr camera and a RPI RGB camera, how can the two images be aligned. From what I understand the NoIR camera when used with the blue filter stores near IR ...
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Rasberry Pi 3B+, PiCamera 1.3, Camera not detected

I have attached the ribbon cable from the Raspberry Pi CSI port to the Camera, and have ensured the connections are not loose. I use the vcgencmd get_camera command and it returns: supported=1 ...
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Not able to connect to a simple stream from CSI camera to network

I have been battling with motioneye in all manner of configurations, and wanted a simple solution until the python3 branch becomes stable (hopefully with support for the pi CSI module). I was ...
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How do I directly process live raw camera data on the GPU without it passing though the CPU?

My understanding of the how a Raspberry Pi camera attached to the CSI port of the Pi works is that the raw data from it ends up directly in the GPU where it is slightly processed and compressed before ...
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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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Can't get rpi camera module v3 working on my rpi 0w

Is there a specific command that can tell if I even connected the camera CORRECTLY to my rpi (so hardware issue can be ruled out)? Using this command it seems the rpi is detecting the camera on ...
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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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Raspicam stops working after one year

I am using two raspberries (rpi 4) with cameras (HQ cam) to make a timelapse of a house build. The raspberries have been mounted without any hardware changes for over 2 years now. They are in a remote ...
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Reset Pi Noir Camera

I have developed a system (Raspbian / Python) with detects someone's presence through a PIR sensor and records a 15' video with a Pi NoIR camera. This is command I call to record the video: Popen(["...
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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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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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How to adjust Raspberry Pi 4B's v3 camera to make target full screen by tuning autofocus-window and lens-positiion parameters?

I am using Raspberry pi 4B's v3 camera to record teacher's teaching in classroom. I am using following two command to record h264 images and wav voice: libcamera-vid -t 7200000 -o picture.h264 arecord ...
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unknown control 'rotate'

I have recently purchased a Raspberry Pi Camera Rev 1.3, and I'm trying to rotate it to 90 degrees, then its not able to rotate. Its just rotating it to 0 degrees or 180 degrees below is the command ...
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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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accessing raspberry pi camera from raspberry pi 3 with android os

I successfully installed Android 7.1.1 using this tutorial. But I couldn't find default camera app inside it. Also, I pluged raspberry pi camera (B) rev2.0 on it and installed my own android app but ...
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PI camera is not working

Dear Raspberry Pi Community, I am reaching out to seek insights into an issue I've encountered with the Raspberry Pi camera across three Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) units, one of which was just recently ...
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Very low fps when using Opencv

Relatively recently I started writing a project in which faces are detected through raspicam in python using opencv, but the result disappoints me, I get literally 5 fps, but if you remove face ...

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