Questions tagged [webcam]

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

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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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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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Raspberry Pi4 error capturing image with OpenCV, image comes half green

I am using a common logitech webcam with OpenCV. When I was using my RPI3 I had no trouble, but I wanted to improve my system so I bought a RPI4. Upon setting up my system with RPI4 using raspian ...
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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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I want to use a Rasberry Pi as a USB A/V device to a windows computer

Some background might help further this discussion. We have multiple classrooms that have a variety of USB cameras and microphones installed in them. I want to use a Raspberry Pi to help manage ...
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Can't stream video

I have a Pi 3 model B Rev 1.2 and I would like to use it as a surveillance camera server. There seems to be no stream at all. I don't know if the cam isn't working (it works on my ubuntu workstation) ...
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Recording two simultaneous video feeds from webcams on Raspberry Pi 4?

I am wanting to have a Raspberry Pi 4 connected to two USB webcams recording at 720P with 30FPS. Is this computationally possible with the specs of the Pi? I am a little concerned about the data ...
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Stream Webcam to Windows pc

Does anyone know how I can stream the webcam from my raspberrypi to my windows pc via wifi? Ive tried gstreamer but this just doesnt work for me and ive read the performance is really bad. there ...
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imutils VideoStream(src=0) return VIDIOC_QBUF: Invalid argument in raspberry pi

I am only doing a simple code in my Raspberry Pi 4: from imutils.video import VideoStream # initialize the video streams and allow them to warmup print("[INFO] starting cameras...") webcam = ...
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Webcam FPS Very Low

I just plugged in a Microsoft Lifecam Studio webcam into my Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. I used gucview to test it out along with Google Hangouts for video conferencing (in Chromium) but the FPS was ...
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Assign multiple webcams to fixed /dev/video* at boot

I'm currently working on a project that requires taking pictures with 3 USB webcams but whenever I boot the raspberry, it assigns randomly a /dev/video "address" to each one of them. I'm not using ...
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I don't know why suddenly mjpg-streamer and webcam stop working

I have made a program that uses three webcams and three ultrasonic sensors using raspberry pi 3 and python 3. When each ultrasonic sensors detect stuff in front of them, webcam take a picture of it. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stream Logitech C615 using mjpeg-streamer

recently I thought about making a streaming camera with my Pi and a Logitech C615 I had, so I followed a tutorial on MAKE.com, but I haven't been able to get it streaming properly. I'm up to the point ...
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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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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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Using Raspivid and Gstreamer to stream camera video over the network to VLC player

I am trying to stream video from my raspberry pi camera over my LAN to a a windows machine running VLC. I have been able to do it successfully using "raspivid" in conjunction with "clvc" to stream ...
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USB Webcam Problem

My webcam is not working properly, i have even put it on a powered hub. I have a new raspberry pi 4 fswebcam -d /dev/video0 image.jpg --- Opening /dev/video0... Trying source module v4l2... /dev/...
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Trigger camera once in an infinite loop

I'm building the following script to be used with a RPi 4, with a USB Webcam and a TFMini Plus Lidar sensor (also USB plugged): import time as t import serial import datetime import cv2,io,imutils ...
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Is Raspberry Pi Using the Same Coding and Encoding in Live Video Streaming as in Ubuntu and on other Machines?

Recently, I have been tagged to work with the Raspberry Pi 4, and with the action camera that I have plugged to work with it as a webcam. However, the Live Video that is streamed through Raspberry Pi ...
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VLC stream RTSP USB webcam

I'm trying to stream a usb camera using VLC. I used this page to get it working on a pi zero with a raspberry pi camera attached to it. On a second RPI 3B+ I'd like to do the same only with a USB ...
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VLC cannot read mjpeg video produced over USB webcam

I'm trying to use vlc to transcode a mjpeg stream from a USB camera connected to a raspberry pi 3B+, however VLC seems unable to read the mjpeg video stream from the camera, I already checked the v4l2-...
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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 ...