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Pi NOIR Camera Tinted Images

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:10 pm
by rlx
Hello everybody,

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 with a NOIR camera which I use as an amateur surveillance system (with MotionEye) when I am away on longer trips.

Everything worked quite OK for some time, but the last time I was away for the weekend, I was seeing images through the live video feed which looked like the screenshot below.

The color flickers between red, pink, then normal again.

Has anyone seen this?

Do I need to replace my camera?

Appreciate any help :)
Screenshot 2019-08-12 at 23.00.17.png
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Re: Pi NOIR Camera Tinted Images

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:13 pm
by itsmedoofer
Hi,

It could be that the ribbon is not seated properly I see the same from time to time, seems to happen even if the camera is static. A disconnect and wipe of the pads fixes it.

Re: Pi NOIR Camera Tinted Images

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:59 am
by 6by9
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 3&t=245994
(it's even a sticky at the top of this forum!)

Re: Pi NOIR Camera Tinted Images

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:44 pm
by rlx
6by9 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:59 am
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 3&t=245994
(it's even a sticky at the top of this forum!)
Thanks for the hint!

Now the problem is, I am not calling 'raspistill' directly, I have MotionEye installed, which probably uses raspistill (or a Python package that does, since it's written in Python, as far as I am aware).

Is there any systemwide config file for globally setting that parameter for raspistill?

Sorry, if these are stupid questions, but I am not that deep into every Pi detail.

Re: Pi NOIR Camera Tinted Images

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:55 pm
by Andyroo
You could try https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... -508256302

If you are stuck on Systemd a quick Google will show you what to do.

Re: Pi NOIR Camera Tinted Images

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:49 am
by rlx
Andyroo wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:55 pm
You could try https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... -508256302

If you are stuck on Systemd a quick Google will show you what to do.
Awesome, thank you so much! :)