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by billw
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Sorry, not yet. It's a work in progress. I have seen that you added a new feature in pikrellcam: #ifdef MOTION_STILLS { "\n# -------------------- Motion Still Recording -----------------------\n" But I cannot find this code in the conf-file (even after upgrading). How can I activate this feature? T...
by billw
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Does anyone know how to increase the size of the buttons on the PiKrellCam main page? I would like to increase the size of the Motion, Video, Stills, etc. buttons to make them easier to use on the touch screen I have mounted next to my front door. It's great for seeing who is outside, but the butto...
by billw
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Hi, First of all, thank you for this awesome software. I want to set it up to capture photos for my son when there is a bird in our backyard. I have tried to follow your instructions on taking still images when a motion is detected. But I am so lost... :( What exactly do I need to do in order to ta...
by billw
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I'm only too grateful that you've looked at it. Just so I understand, if I send an @motion_enable off it can still trigger some event/script when motion is detected? Just so you can see your work in action, this happened today: https://twitter.com/NestboxTech/status/1136370317234974720 Many thanks,...
by billw
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

andies wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:30 pm
billw wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:37 pm
However, in the case of taking stills, I have started
adding the feature for stills to be taken instead of videos.
Is there a documentation for this feature?
Sorry, not yet. It's a work in progress.
by billw
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

billw, thank you so much for PiKrellCam! I have built multiple cameras, 3D printed custom-designed cases and have them mounted both outside and inside my home. It's absolutely amazing and every second you have spent (and hopefully will spend!) on this project has benefited many people. Do you or an...
by billw
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

That is great. If I understand it correctly one can use PiKrellCam to tell that a motion occurred and trigger a still picture without triggering video. This was a feature that was requested a while ago. Did I get this right? And is there a wiki or something else where we can put some more informati...
by billw
Thu May 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Nestboxtech wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:58 am
Hi Bill, were you able to make any progress with this?
Thanks, Chris
There's an upgrade ready. An external app can now read the motion_detects_FIFO to get all motion detects independent of
video recordings. See the help page and scripts-dist/example-motion-detects-fifo.
by billw
Tue May 28, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

There is a lot of interaction with various parts of the program when motion starts a video, so I don't think I want to overload that with a mode where videos are suppressed. But there could be a separate and independent interface for writing motion events to a fifo. Motion videos functions would re...
by billw
Sun May 19, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Kajan001, Pikrellcam interfaces with the camera and file system and runs regardless of wifi or any internet connection. nginx should not care either. The issues I have had were fixed by replacing the SD card or wifi adapter and I otherwise typically get hundreds of days of uptime before I reboot (bu...
by billw
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

... The issue is with the media files as they are originally created which is: -rwx------ 1 pi pi As you say the files need to be -rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi Is the media file mode set explicitly by pikrellcam after creation? Or does it rely on creation defaults which should be controlled by pi user's umask...
by billw
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Thanks Bill, I am able to successfully archive media files and also perform the above steps manually. But the media files are created with owner pi:pi and mode: 600. This remains the case with the archived media files, too. This means that the content of the media can't be displayed through the web...
by billw
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I've been using the software for a while. Great stuff! I can't thank you enough. I just noticed today that my NFS set up is incorrect. The web interface doesn't seem to have correct premissions to any media, even manually created stills and videos initiated in the web interface! All the media files...
by billw
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Excellent response.. thank you. when it installed originally. it did say error, when creating the media folders.... should i install this, with the sudo command? as when I had logged in as root user, it wouldnt let me install ... Im using stretch BTW Permissions need to be that user pi has read wri...
by billw
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Ok.. If i run the install.sh, will it damage my current working install? Could I not just create that folder now? other questions... is there a stream URL, so icould integrate this as an IP cam, with my blue iris software? How do i go about saving vids and stills at a similar time when motion is de...
by billw
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Thanks , so much !! email working, and getting pics... I have just put my email into the pikrellcam.conf.... Would I be better off looking at this method? I just cant see the scripts directory, only scripts-dist? "Email uses “mpack” an email application. To get the emailing you have to edit preview...
by billw
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Ok all working..:) just deleted and recreated the FIFO directory. No working at email... i edited the pikrellcam.conf and put my email in there and uncommented.. still no email.... any thoughts? thanks To send mail from the Pi, you need a smtp server installed.. You can install the full package if ...
by billw
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Different topic... I'm getting a lot of 504 Gateway Time-outs (nginx/1.10.3), Bill - do you have any suggestions? I have zero experience in webserver configuration! For info the affected units are Raspberry Pi Zero W, running PiKrellCam V4.1.6. iwconfig reports wifi connection speeds of between 5Mb...
by billw
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Thanks I got that to work now. I can see that is helpfully documented in the help pages too. I wondered if it would make more sense to trigger this sort of parsing script on an on_motion_end event otherwise you would miss any triggers that happen in the motion_event_gap? I'll have a play with that ...
by billw
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I had a go at making the modifications detailed in the example-motion-events script and then pikrellcam.conf for the on_motion_begin $C/motion_events $e modification, then running pikrellcam from a terminal window, and get: sh: 1: /home/pi/pikrellcam/scripts/motion_events: Permission denied I creat...
by billw
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

thanks Bill, I'll have alook at example-motion-events. re your suggestion about capturing output if run from a terminal, pikrellcam is set to run at boot, headless (up a tree). is it possible to capture this output to pipe it to some other process? would I have to start it differently? re the video...
by billw
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

Hi, I wanted to use the motion detect functionality to log motion events without necessarily triggering a video recording -is his possible? The scenario is... I have a bird roosting overnight in a nest box. I have a theory that the colder it is at night, the more it moves to generate body heat. I w...
by billw
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: hardware pwm without wiringpi or other libraries
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: hardware pwm without wiringpi or other libraries

When I added builtin servo control to my camera app I also did not want other library dependencies. Here's a standalone hardware pwm test program I wrote at the time. It is structured to control servos with pulse widths between 1 ms and 2 ms and it restarts via sudo if run as normal pi user, Pins 18...
by billw
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

I'm not using servos, the camera is fixed in a birdbox, so havent needed to modify the servo settings from default. I'm a bit confused where to find the options you've described as Setup->Servo->Off_Preset, I cant see that on the GUI. Could pikrellcam be inferring the presence of servos based on th...
by billw
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface
Replies: 1438
Views: 298292

Re: PiKrellCam: motion vector detect + OSD web interface

The problem is motion activation wont start automatically and I cant activate motion in the webpage. if motion button is set to 'enable' the message at the bottom LHS says: Motion OFF (off preset) RED (Stop) If motion button is switched to 'disable', the bottom LHS message says: Motion hold (off pr...

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