Raspicam commands

raspistill, raspivid and raspiyuv are command line tools for using the camera module.

Basic usage

See guides for basic usage of each of the commands:

  • raspistill
    • Capturing still photographs with the camera module
  • raspivid
    • Capturing video with the camera module
  • Time-lapse
    • Taking pictures at regular intervals and stitching them together into a video
  • raspiyuv
    • Capturing still photographs and generating uncompressed YUV files

More information

More documentation on the camera applications can be found here, whilst information on the camera hardware can be found here.