Questions tagged [webcam]

A webcam is a device that records video and then uploads that video to a computer.

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Unable to capture high-quality video on pi in Java(FX)

Current I am developing a JavaFX application that should display video to the user. I use https://github.com/sarxos/webcam-capture to retreive video data. I use v4l4j to get video on the pi. I use ...
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Webcam works for a couple of hours, then Pi refuses to detect it

I am currently playing around with a Trust WB-1400T webcam. While this is "unsupported", I got it to work with motion. After a couple of hours of playing, I noticed that motion failed to connect to ...
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webcam issue after UV4L installation

I am trying to make a usb webcam work on my rpi but it drives my nuts. I have Rpi 3 model B+ Also I've downloaded the newest raspbian image (stretch with desktop and recommended software). It's ...
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USB cam with raspberry pi 3: achieving maximum FPS

I am using a ub camera with raspberry pi. When I run v4l2-ctl --list-formats-xext, I get the max FPS is 15 with resolution of 2592x1944. However when I run ffmpeg -t 5 -f v4l2 -framerate 15 -...
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Stream a camera, and get the video feed on Java

For my project, I have two USB cameras. I would like to plug them to the Raspberry Pi to stream over the internet. Also, I am developing a software in Java, and these videos streams (2) have to be ...
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Corrupt JPEG data: extraneous bytes before marker, OpenCV C++, Raspberry Pi

I am trying to run OpenCV application on Raspberry PI. When video capture from an external camera starts (Logitech C270), the messages below are printed out: Corrupt JPEG data: 1 extemporaneous bytes ...
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USB Inspection camera

I have a USB Inspection camera, identified as "Silicon Motion, Inc. - Taiwan (formerly Feiya Technology Corp.) 300k Pixel Camera" This is mounted at /dev/video0 and I can capture stills using ...
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Error opening USB Cam with OpenCV4: GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_element_get_state: assertion 'GST_IS_ELEMENT (element)' failed

After installing OpenCV4.0 on my RPi, i tried a simple script below with a Logitech USB Cam (720p) but at "cam = cv2.VideoCapture(0)" it gives me an error "(python:num process): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: ...
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The first picture I take with a USB webcam as soon as I connect it looks good, but the following ones are dark

I am experiencing the following issue: I connect a USB webcam (Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000) to my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and take a picture using fswebcam and looks good. Sometimes I take a second picture,...
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How to connect/link two raspberry pies for video precessing?

i am fairly new to raspberry pi platform so this question may be too basic. I am working on a project where i need at least 2 camera modules for simultaneous video recording and processing and taking ...
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Running pygame and webcam works from command line not when using a service

I am writing a small program for a Museum display that captures a still from a webcam, displays it on screen, waits a few seconds and takes another, loop forever. This all works fine from the command ...
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Live video streaming over bluetooth

I'm currently making a little project, and i need my Raspberry Pi 3b to transmit an USB webcam stream trough Bluetooth to display to an Android smartphone or any other portable device (like another ...
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PS3 Eye USB Camera Not Detected - Raspbian Stretch

After updating to Raspbian Stretch (kernel 4.14.90-v7+), my Playstation 3 Eye camera is no longer detected on any of the three Pi3 Model Bs that I have. lsusb does not report the device and dmesg ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero as webcam

I read some case, like using dwc2 and g_webcam in /boot/config and cmdline. but hard to understand and doesn't work. and can't find a tutorial, there are some tutorials only about serial and ethernet. ...
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PS3 eye's 4ch microphone with the Raspberry Pi

Recently I have been trying to get the 4ch microphone on the sony playstation 3 eye to work with my Raspberry Pi 3B (running the latest OS of raspian-stretch to date (2018-06-27 version) as a part of ...
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Getting UV4L working with USB camera

I have installed the UV4L suite of software onto RPi3 with Jessie. I am using a USB cam (Logitech C170) rather than RPi cam. I have been struggling to get this working reliably. Initially I could ...
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c310 logitech webcam not closing properly in pygame code

I'm accessing my c310 logitech webcam in python with pygame in an attempt to take pictures and save them. My final goal is to take a new picture every minute for 24 hours to make a timelapse. Here is ...
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RTSP Webcam stream video+audio

Im trying to stream audio and video using cvlc from a Logitech C920 using RTSP, I have got video to work but not audio. cvlc --sout=#rtp{sdp=rtsp://:8554/} 'v4l2:///dev/video0:chroma=H264:width=1280:...
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Motion: Unable to open device

I can access the web interface but get a grey screen then saying "Unable to open device". I tried: pi@octopi:~ $ ls /dev/video* pi@octopi:~ $ /dev/video0 I can also take pictures with fswebcam so ...
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Python Google drive upload not working continuously

I am trying to build an auto image Google drive up-loader with raspberry pi and a web-cam but the python script I wrote after executing once properly doesn't seem to work if I execute it again ...
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Accessing Cam Web Interface over a VPN

I have 2 Raspbery Pi's (B+) set up in 2 different locations: RPi 1 is at home. It is connected to the internet and port forwarding is allowed. I am able to SSH into it from another location. I have ...
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how to close fswebcam after using it in python

I used fswebcam in python together with os.system() but i do not know how to close it after using it is in a loop that is why I want to close it like the picamera.close()
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'Motion' port not responding - “This site can't be reached”

I've set up my Pi as a web server and I am using RaspCTL as the dynamic DNS. I can access my site via [mysite].raspctl.com from my home network and from an external network. Great! I'm also trying ...
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Unmount USB Camera

I'm working in a Python app with opencv and a USB camera. Sometimes the camera driver throws an exception: OpenCV Error: Assertion failed (scn == 3 || scn == 4) in cvtColor, file /home/pi/opencv-2....
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Multiple webcams - cannot open in openCV & corrupted image

I've connected four USB webcams via well powered USB hub to RasPi2. I want to use them in openCV. So I setup a simple program, where I opened the cameras using cvCaptureFromCAM, captured a cv::Mat and ...
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Webcam doesn't work on Raspberry Pi VIDIOC-QUERYMENU: Invalid Argument

So I wrote an image processing program in Python on my windows computer and it works fine there, but when I try to run it on the Raspberry Pi I get VIDIOC-QUERYMENU: Invalid Argument a bunch of times. ...
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mplayer doen't show webcam

i can't display images from my webcam using mplayer i followed this article: monitor a webcam but i got this error: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ mplayer tv:///dev/video0 MPlayer svn r34540 (Raspbian), built ...
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Using motionPie: I'm stuck trying to install a camera driver

I'm trying to set up a raspberry pi for these tasks: streaming video over a network listening to commands (I'm not yet sure how to do that) over network parse commands and control a slave connected ...
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raspberry Pi and processing problem with Camera Capture

I installed Processing 2.2.1 (linux) on the RasPi (running Debian Wheezy) to connect a USB-Webcam and capture video stream with the standart processing.video* library. When I try to run the program (...
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Logitech QuickCam Messenger Communicator webcam drivers

Im trying to figure out if I can get the logitech messenger communicator webcam working with the Pi. (no, its not on the supported software list) In searching for drivers, I came across this link ...
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Webcam input / display using gstreamer

I have connected Logitech C170 webcam to one of the USB port of raspi and I can confirm it is working using the motion utility. I have also installed gstreamer (sudo apt-get install -y gstreamer1.0-...
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Raspberry Pi live stream through webcam to android phone

I am trying to broadcast video from web cam connect with Raspberry Pi to Android app, for that I used 'motion', by this it can stream video over local network only, using http://RPi_addr:port but now ...
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video flickering while streaming with uvc-gadget and g_webcam on raspberry pi 3b+

I am using raspberry pi zero w emulated as a webcam using uvc-gadget. It works plug and play on Nvidia-jetson-nano, or any other pc or laptop. But I see too many choppy frames when I use it with my ...
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Single webcam using /dev/video0 and /dev/video1

With just one webcam attached, I get two devices: /dev/video0 and /dev/video1 They appear to have identical attributes. It's random which one gets bound to which entry, and only 1 of them actually ...
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Permission Problems with Motion

I'm new to the field and wanted to use Motion to turn my webcam into a surveillance camera. But I can't start Motion. I always get this error message and I don't know what to do. I'm grateful for any ...
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C920 cannot register after removing uv4l

I have a pi 3b+ running Raspbian stretch. c920 had been working out of box with the official v4l2 driver. I install UV4L to play with the webrtc features. But found some problems. So I did an apt ...
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RaspberryPi 3 B+: Error in running two webcams simultaneously

I purchased two webcams (Logitech C310 HD Webcam) to use with RaspberryPi (RPi 3 B+ model). When I run individual cameras, they are running fine but when I tried to run both cameras at the same time ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+: Many video devices are showing

I attached two webcams to RaspberryPi 3B+ using USB power hub. But when I wrote ls -la /dev/video* in Terminal, output shows many video devices as shown below: crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 0 Jun 7 ...
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High CPU usage from PyGame with time.sleep

so I'm running a very rudimentary webcam surveillance program with PyGame, that just takes a picture from the webcam, stamps the time and saves it in an endless loop. (and does some simple date ...
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Tensorflow object detection script is being killed by system

I'm trying to run an object detection script using Tensorflow. After running the python script it's being killed or freezes. I can see camera's light is being turned on right before the script stops. ...
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Stream USB webcam with audio

I have a raspberry pi zero with a Logitech C920 webcam. I am hoping to do a video server (baby monitor) with these. I hope to use the H.264 encoding provided by the C920 and combine it with the audio ...
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UV4L & USB Webcam - How to change Resolution, FPS etc?

I've been using UV4L for streaming for quite a while now and think it does a brilliant job, especially with the PiCamera 2 module. I now want to use the program with a USB Webcam as a few days ago I ...
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QCamera get error “mesa-loader failed to retrieve device information”

Qt test code: QCamera* camera = new QCamera; auto viewfinder = new QCameraViewfinder(); camera->setViewfinder(viewfinder); viewfinder->show(); camera->start(); Output: mesa-loader failed ...
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Raspberry PI2 under voltage with a standard microsoft webcam connected.

I am attempted to setup my octopi IOS to connect to my 3d printer. I've got everything connected and configured however, noticed during the boot process, when the USB webcam is connected, i get the ...
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HD video streaming via webcam very choppy

I've tried Cheese and GuvcView, but both are extremely choppy. When I open open GuvcView even if I try and set FPS to 24/sec it only will give me 3 FPS. I am remoting into the RP3 via TeamViewer. ...
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Problem with every even photo using USB camera

I use Raspberry Pi 3 with Linux RaspberryPi 4.9.59-v7+ onboard together with Logitech HD Webcam C270. It works quite well, I am able to preview video stream in Qt V4l2 Test Utility, take a photo with ...
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Virtual Reality with RPi 3

I am working on a project in which I am trying to combine two seperate USB webcamera's to create a pair for virtual 360 degree footage. Can RPi 3 encode this video and send it to a smartphone ...
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Want to find difference between two frames, but get a lot of noise because of the auto changing on exposure, brightness…(not sure) of the webcam

As title, I tried to use Raspberry Pi + logitech webcam to find the difference between two frames, the following is the code that I used: import cv2 #capture from camera at location 0 cap = cv2....
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Configuring USB Webcam in Raspberry PI

I'm configuring Logitech C920 USB Webcam in Raspian for using it with a 3rd party application. I get the below error I tried to set exposure control using uvcdynctrl and guvcview as well. I'm able to ...
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Freeze caused by bluetooth and webcam

My web app has a webcam running using ng-camera(based on webcam.js), and a separate bluetooth sniffer running on node js on the background. After several minutes running, the app and raspberry pi will ...