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by Kirkbybil
Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion
Replies: 527
Views: 177478

Re: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion

Hi, I gave up in the end with the writeimage script. I tried on three different laptops including one running Ubuntu and one Mint and all failed with mount errors. I needed to get them working quickly so I just copied the image to the SD card and edited config.txt to disable the camera LED. I don't ...
by Kirkbybil
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion
Replies: 527
Views: 177478

Re: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion

These are the last few lines of dmesg: [ 44.622147] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p3): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null) [ 165.424316] EXT4-fs (sda1): VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem [ 165.430205] EXT4-fs (sda1): VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem [ 165.432112] EXT4-fs (sda1): VFS: Can't find e...
by Kirkbybil
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion
Replies: 527
Views: 177478

Re: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion

Hi, I realised that I did have a linux machine to write the image - a raspberry pi! I copied over the image and script, mounted a formatted SD card via a USB reader and ran it as below but I get the following error. - Any idea why? $ ./writeimage.sh -d /dev/sda -i /home/pi/motionPie-20140910.img -l ...
by Kirkbybil
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion
Replies: 527
Views: 177478

Re: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion

Okay, I think I understand :) I either find a Linux machine or stick with what I've got working which is now everything except static IP's. Thanks.
by Kirkbybil
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion
Replies: 527
Views: 177478

Re: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion

As everything else seems to work, and I can change the LED in config.txt is it possible to put the IP etc details into the script manually? ie could I insert my IP in this line for example?: sed -i "s%static_ip=\"\"%static_ip=\"$IP\"%" $conf .. and if so where would it ...
by Kirkbybil
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion
Replies: 527
Views: 177478

Re: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion

I am using terminal on my mac to run the script and write the image. This is how I have written the image in the past. Is this not the way to do it?
by Kirkbybil
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion
Replies: 527
Views: 177478

Re: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion

Hi, Thanks for the response, I tried the script with your changes an suggestions but the light remains on and the Static IP does not get assigned. I changed the bs=1m as advised and ran as follows: ./writeimage.sh -d /dev/rdisk1 -i /Users/A/Desktop/motionPie-20140910.img -l -s 192.168.2.99/24:192.16...
by Kirkbybil
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion
Replies: 527
Views: 177478

Re: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion

I have tried running the script but I get the following error: :: writing disk image to sdcard dd: bs: illegal numeric value I get this even if I strip the command back to just : ./writeimage.sh -d /dev/rdisk1 -i /Users/A/Desktop/motionPie-20140901.img If I copy the image 'normally' using: dd if=/Us...
by Kirkbybil
Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion
Replies: 527
Views: 177478

Re: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion

Wow - Thanks for the fast response. I have no idea what to do with the script but I'll see if I can figure it out from your instructions.

I assume I just run it with the parameters I need, as opposed to changing anything in the actual script?

Thank you!
by Kirkbybil
Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion
Replies: 527
Views: 177478

Re: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion

Thanks for the reply- I got the Network share running and it's now sending the videos to my NAS. Do you have a date estimate for the next version release? I really just need to be able to turn off the camera LED as I am setting up two bird boxes and I think this will be a better and more reliable so...
by Kirkbybil
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion
Replies: 527
Views: 177478

Re: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion

I tried as suggested '640x480@5fps and an 80-90% streaming quality' and the quality is really very good compared to what I had before using motion with Noobs. Even using 1280 x 960 it is a vast improvement and more like what I was expecting. I don't know if it's because all the o/s 'baggage' is gone...
by Kirkbybil
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion
Replies: 527
Views: 177478

Re: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion

Okay, I think I understand. I don't think I want particularly high frame rate or resolution, I'd just like to be able to watch a video and see with some clarity to know what it is. I guess I'm not sure what to expect but at the moment the picture is blurry/pixillated and the max frame rate looks lik...
by Kirkbybil
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion
Replies: 527
Views: 177478

Re: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion

Thanks, I do have a spare card and I will give it a go. ccrissan, Are you saying that reducing the frame rate for streaming, for example, will allow an increased framerate for video capture? For my current application (capturing nightime movement) I don't require streaming at all, the pi is in the g...
by Kirkbybil
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion
Replies: 527
Views: 177478

Re: Surveillance camera based on BuildRoot and Motion

Hi, I'm a noob so I hope this isn't a stupid question. I have just spent the last few weeks unpacking my pi (which I didn't know existed until around a month ago!) and a pi NOIR camera, and spending many, many frustrating, but enjoyable) hours trying to get it set up as a surveillance camera, especi...

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