Camera Board and Motion

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by nazargren » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:58 am
Hi everyone, I'm using Wheezy and have Motion working perfectly with a USB webcam, and I was wondering if there are any extra steps when configuring/connecting the Pi camera to motion as compared to the USB webcam, and if so, what are those steps? Thanks!
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by nazargren » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:17 pm
How do I set up Motion-mmal?
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by jbeale » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:44 pm
It was very easy. I got a working system in a few minutes without understanding anything about motion or ever having used it before.

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    $ sudo apt-get install -y libjpeg62 libjpeg62-dev libavformat53 libavformat-dev libavcodec53 libavcodec-dev libavutil51 libavutil-dev libc6-dev zlib1g-dev libmysqlclient18 libmysqlclient-dev libpq5 libpq-dev
    $ wget
    $ tar zxvf motion-mmal.tar.gz
    $ ./motion -n -c motion-mmalcam.conf

That got me going. Then I started wading into the config file to tweak things. See also this post and subsequent in that thread: viewtopic.php?t=44966&p=379561#p374790
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by Duckegg999 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:57 am
I've done this and I can get the camera capturing images but I have to manually start the Motion software running by typing the following....

./motion -n -c motion-mmalcam.conf

How can I get it to start running automatically at start-up?

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by djscoutmaster » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:35 pm
Has anyone used the UV4L drivers for the camera module and motion as explained here

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