liderbug
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RPi with RPi-cam + Zoneminder

Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:36 pm

Thought I'd share this to maybe save ware'n tear on other fingers.

RaspberryPi B+ with:
Waveshare Raspberry Pi Camera for Model B/B+ Night Vision Camera Module 5MP OV5647 Webcam Video 1080p Raspberry-pi B B+ Camera Kit (amazon)

apt-get -y install zoneminder
apt-get -y install v4l-utils
added bcm2835-v4l2 to /etc/modules
[here's what took me the longest to figure out]
Local, Modect, 20/20, /dev/video0, V4L2, 0, PAL, RGB24, 640x480

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liderbug
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Re: RPi with RPi-cam + Zoneminder

Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:07 pm

Seems to be working fine. Abet a bit slooow. I do have one question: (and maybe it's the cam/IR) every once in a while the image goes ORANge...... and fades to normal. ZM gets all excited and logs an event. Thoughts?
Tks
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jkw
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Re: RPi with RPi-cam + Zoneminder

Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:32 pm

Funny, pretty much an advanced version of the thing I've build .. but to answer your question:
Is this maybe happening every time the IR LEDs turn on?

liderbug
Posts: 193
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:47 pm

Re: RPi with RPi-cam + Zoneminder

Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:42 pm

... at 1:15 AM? Prob. not. I'm wondering if maybe it's ZM error of some kind - but then that shouldn't cause the bloom. I also get "Hue control is not supported". I'll keep trying to track it down.

Aside: I bought a pair of these $12/ea - work great.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminium-CCTV- ... SwDNdViS6l

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