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by boomlikethat
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I've now had several systems fail due to SD card corruption, in some cases perhaps just flash wearout. In my usage, I suspect the SD card is the weakest link in the RPi by orders of magnitude (unless it gets wet, in which case connectors can corrode). I think the safest approach is to use a read-on...
by boomlikethat
Thu May 18, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

No idea about your specific situation but I can tell you, after about a year of heavy use, one of my PiKrellCam units started having "blackouts" somewhere in the middle of a clip, either a freeze-frame or just a gap typically about 5 seconds long. This was infrequent, maybe 2% of all clips but it h...
by boomlikethat
Thu May 18, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: getting preview, but no recording (all black

Thought I'd post this here. I've noticed over the last few weeks that I occasionally get video recordings that show the preview, but the entire video is blacked out. I don't believe it's an issue with PiKrellCam, could it be a possibility my SD card is going up, or a setting in PiKrellCam I'm missin...
by boomlikethat
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I've got a NoIR v2.1 running with PiKrellCam. You do want the current version of the S/W so it supports the higher resolutions of the v2 camera, otherwise it just works. Well, with the additional note that for some reason, the v2 camera will not go to either max ISO or max shutter speed in dark con...
by boomlikethat
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Hey all,

I just purchased a Pi NoIR v2. Are are any issues I should be aware of when using it with PiKrellCam?

Thanks!
by boomlikethat
Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I was interested to read your comments re security when accessing PiKrellCam via the internet and have to say that I have been doing this on and off for some time using port forwarding on the router. Are you saying there's a danger in doing this and if so could you please provide more information.....
by boomlikethat
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I was interested to read your comments re security when accessing PiKrellCam via the internet and have to say that I have been doing this on and off for some time using port forwarding on the router. Are you saying there's a danger in doing this and if so could you please provide more information.....
by boomlikethat
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

can't seem to be able to get to my PiKrellCam interfaces from outside my local network. Do you mean from a larger subnet, or that you want to get in from anywhere on the internet? Normally your router's NAT (address translation) does not make your Pi visible to the world, so first you need to figur...
by boomlikethat
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Hey all, I'm sure this has been asked before, but I can't seem to be able to get to my PiKrellCam interfaces from outside my local network. Could someone give this noob some help? I've tried port forwarding on my router, etc. but can't make it work. Any info you need, please let me know. Both of my ...
by boomlikethat
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: curlftpfs, and new 8MP camera

@jbeale, I just saw specs on this new camera, a bump to 8 megapixels. Nice. Please report the results! https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/new-8-megapixel-camera-board-sale-25/ I am only using curlftpfs for background, offline archiving of stills to a remote FTP site. It is convenient for my scripting ...
by boomlikethat
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

@jbeale: That is really cool. You have really taken off with all the extra stuff you do with PiKrellCam. I do some tinkering, with my ham radio experience and all, so a little electronics don't intimidate much. But I've always wanted to do it, from when I was younger. Knowing then what I know now, I...
by boomlikethat
Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

@jbeale,

That IR light looks pretty good, so I ordered one (for now). Can you tell me how it's set up, and it's proximity to the Cam? I want to keep the camera's location secret. Mine are in windows indoors, and I would want to install the lighting outside.
by boomlikethat
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Thanks for testing it! My Pi3 came today and this test was the first thing I did. Sure enough, 30 fps works OK. Very nice! I am also reminded just how good PiKrellCam motion detection is. Stock out of the box without adjusting it reliably detects distant birds like this, while generally ignoring sm...
by boomlikethat
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam on RPi 3 ?

My Rpi 3 is still on backorder, so I'm throwing the question out there: can anyone confirm if the RPi 3 allows PiKrellCam to run at 30 fps, instead of being limited to 24 fps? There are some applications where it would be nice if the frame rate synchronized with another camera I have, which runs at...
by boomlikethat
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Is it possible to trigger via a PIR? PiKrellCam works fine for me most of the time but I am on a busy road, so set detection zone to just trigger on my driveway, but when it is wet I see the reflection of the traffic on the wet paving bricks and that triggers the motion detection. I feel that a PIR...
by boomlikethat
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I think most likely your motion settings are set such that the car is not detected until he speeds up. So at the start, a car moving very slowly in the driveway does not reach the motion threshold. You can also try increasing the pre-event trigger time, so PiKrellCam uses a larger pre-roll buffer a...
by boomlikethat
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I think most likely your motion settings are set such that the car is not detected until he speeds up. So at the start, a car moving very slowly in the driveway does not reach the motion threshold. You can also try increasing the pre-event trigger time, so PiKrellCam uses a larger pre-roll buffer a...
by boomlikethat
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

when you say "directly connected" does that mean you have wired ethernet cable connecting them? That ought to be reliable, but if the RPi boxes rely on wifi for connection, the wifi signal is certainly possible to jam. @jbeale: Yes, that is correct. Did a little drilling, and hooked them directly t...
by boomlikethat
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

@billw: I have an odd request, and I'm not even sure it can be done at this level. I have PiKrellCam deployed on 2 RPi2's, both directly connected to my router and network. I do that to keep out (or reduce) the possibility of my signals being jammed or interfered with. Sounds paranoid, but it has ha...
by boomlikethat
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: feature request

Been thinking about this for a bit, and that's a request to have a "select all" button for the thumbs area. The reason I ask is this. Because I live on a busy street, I get a lot of hits each day (cars, etc). That's to be expected on my end. However, after manually scanning the videos, archiving th...
by boomlikethat
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

PiKrellCam: feature request

First off, thanks for all your help in recent weeks. I was having issues on large files, and cutting down the event_gap helps a lot. Still get big files on windy days, but that's to be expected. I'll be looking at the recent upgrade you made today. Been thinking about this for a bit, and that's a re...
by boomlikethat
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam with large files

Usually what's being detected are cars going by, nothing unusual. Yeah, I need to trim some roses out front...but that would only affect one of the two RPi's deployed. The other one has no obstructions, so I get far fewer huge files on that one. On occasion it might happen, but nothing I can point ...
by boomlikethat
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam with large files

If you have trouble rebooting after the freeze it could be other things also. I would measure the voltage on the Pi board, maybe there's power wire resistance dropping some voltage. Are you overclocking? If so, drop the frequency back down a bit. When you have reboot failures how far does it get an...
by boomlikethat
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam with large files

Does the log file give any clues? Do you have low motion thresholds, or long timeouts? I got frequent captures when I had an outdoor setup where there was water dripping off a roof right in front of the lens, but apart from that I have not seen huge files here. I have several PiKrellCam systems run...
by boomlikethat
Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1461
Views: 318148

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Hey all, Hope everyone had a great holiday, and an even better new year coming. FYI, I have 2 RPi2's running PiKrellCam. In recent weeks, I've had some HUGE files created (1-2G), and I'm not sure what settings I've changed (or not changed) to make this happen. Any ideas? Also, having some issues wit...

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