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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can the Pi camera module be used with a longer cable?

It appears the Raspberry Pi camera module v2 includes a 15cm ribbon cable, to connect it to the Pi. But I would like to have the camera sited further from the Pi, maybe a few metres away. So can this ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Can the RPi Camera cable be folded/creased?

The RPi camera uses a cable that looks nearly identical to a flat flex cable. The regular RPi Camera connector. The Pi Zero adapted version. I have seen videos of people folding/creasing these ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 to configure UV4L?

I have been trying to edit the .conf file for raspicam to change the default resolution; however, I can seem to figure out the right command for enabling configuration permissions. When I access the ....
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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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Can Raspberry Pi NOIR Camera see near infrared light (~1550nm)?

I wish to create a pattern using 1500nm laser and analyse the images.Will any Pi-Cam (NOIR) capture this? Link to research regarding camera characteristics with respect to wavelength upto 1500nm ...
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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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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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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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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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Don't show preview window for Raspistill?

I am using the following command to capture and write jpegs to a tmp directory which end up getting streamed over the network raspistill -w 640 -h 480 -q 5 -o /tmp/stream/pic.jpg -tl 100 -t 9999999 -...
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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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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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PiCameraMMALError: Failed to enable connection: Out of resources (other than memory)

I'm doing a project where I connect the raspberry pi Zero with arduino, I hhave two sensors that help me to know health data in the arduino, an a Pi NoIR V2 camera in raspberry. When the conditions is ...
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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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Fast pictures with PiCam and Java

I was already searching through forums and this stack exchange but I couldn't find anything that helps. So here is my problem. I have written a program in Java that analyzes pictures and outputs ...
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Is it to possible to have parallel access of Pi's camera to take stills, when it is streaming through FFMpEG video streaming?

Is it to possible to have parallel access of Pi's camera to take stills, when it is streaming through FFMpEG video streaming ?, if not, then how both ( still and streaming) can be processed at the ...
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