nazargren
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Camera Board and Motion

Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:58 am

Hi everyone, I'm using Wheezy and have Motion working perfectly with a USB webcam, and I was wondering if there are any extra steps when configuring/connecting the Pi camera to motion as compared to the USB webcam, and if so, what are those steps? Thanks!

ghans
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Re: Camera Board and Motion

Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:28 am

You could try motion-mmal .
https://github.com/dozencrows/motion/tree/mmal-test


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nazargren
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Re: Camera Board and Motion

Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:17 pm

How do I set up Motion-mmal?

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Re: Camera Board and Motion

Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:44 pm

It was very easy. I got a working system in a few minutes without understanding anything about motion or ever having used it before.

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    $ sudo apt-get install -y libjpeg62 libjpeg62-dev libavformat53 libavformat-dev libavcodec53 libavcodec-dev libavutil51 libavutil-dev libc6-dev zlib1g-dev libmysqlclient18 libmysqlclient-dev libpq5 libpq-dev
    $ wget https://www.dropbox.com/s/xdfcxm5hu71s97d/motion-mmal.tar.gz
    $ tar zxvf motion-mmal.tar.gz
    $ ./motion -n -c motion-mmalcam.conf
That got me going. Then I started wading into the config file to tweak things. See also this post and subsequent in that thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 61#p374790

Duckegg999
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Re: Camera Board and Motion

Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:57 am

I've done this and I can get the camera capturing images but I have to manually start the Motion software running by typing the following....

./motion -n -c motion-mmalcam.conf

How can I get it to start running automatically at start-up?

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djscoutmaster
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Re: Camera Board and Motion

Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:35 pm

Has anyone used the UV4L drivers for the camera module and motion as explained here

http://www.linux-projects.org/modules/s ... e&artid=14

?

thepichild
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Re: Camera Board and Motion

Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:42 pm

Hey guys, I've done all that, but i can't access it over web...

castikp
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Re: Camera Board and Motion

Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:10 pm

Hello , I have the same problem.
Motion working perfectly with a USB webcam.
When a movement, save the image and send it by mail.
But with camera on board motion does not work.

I tried different procedures, for example uv4l driver:

wget http://www.linux-projects.org/listing/u ... /lrkey.asc && sudo apt-key add ./lrkey.asc
Add the following line to the file /etc/apt/sources.list : deb http://www.linux-projects.org/listing/u ... /raspbian/ wheezy main
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install uv4l uv4l-raspicam
uv4l --driver raspicam --auto-video_nr


device is registered as dev0, but motion not working with thid device. In each Picture is text: unable to open video device

motion.conf contains parameters:

# Videodevice to be used for capturing (default /dev/video0)
# for FreeBSD default is /dev/bktr0
videodevice /dev/video0

# The video input to be used (default: 8)
# Should normally be set to 0 or 1 for video/TV cards, and 8 for USB cameras
input 8

I tried to set instead of 1 or 0 instead of 8, but it does not work.

I do not know how to set the motion to acquire images from internal on board Cameras

ghans
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Re: Camera Board and Motion

Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:40 pm

1) Stop all uv4l stuff.
2) Load the official driver instead :

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sudo modprobe bcm2835-v4l2
3) Restart motion ( follow the instructions for using motion with standard webcams).


ghans

EDIT: typo , thanks to castikp for pointing it out
Last edited by ghans on Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
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RpiName
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Re: Camera Board and Motion

Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:19 am

castikp wrote: But with camera on board motion does not work.
See http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 43&t=89146

castikp
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Re: Camera Board and Motion

Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:46 pm

sudo modprobe bcm2835-v4l2
and camera is working properly
Thank you

I write text "bcm2835-v4l2" to file /etc/modules
And camera working also after restart.

avinash chekkilla
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Re: Camera Board and Motion

Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:10 pm

I have worked with raspbery pi model B earlier and now upgraded to B+ now . Initially everything worked well, now the basic video capturing using motion isn't working its displaying a message "unable to open video device" while watching on a browser.
Ref:http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/665 ... nce-camera

natdm
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Re: Camera Board and Motion

Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:05 pm

jbeale wrote:It was very easy. I got a working system in a few minutes without understanding anything about motion or ever having used it before.

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    $ sudo apt-get install -y libjpeg62 libjpeg62-dev libavformat53 libavformat-dev libavcodec53 libavcodec-dev libavutil51 libavutil-dev libc6-dev zlib1g-dev libmysqlclient18 libmysqlclient-dev libpq5 libpq-dev
    $ wget https://www.dropbox.com/s/xdfcxm5hu71s97d/motion-mmal.tar.gz
    $ tar zxvf motion-mmal.tar.gz
    $ ./motion -n -c motion-mmalcam.conf
That got me going. Then I started wading into the config file to tweak things. See also this post and subsequent in that thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 61#p374790
I've been trying but I can't get it running..

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./motion: error while loading shared libraries: libavformat.so.53: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I've tried to apt-get install libavformat but I get nothing.

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rpdom
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Re: Camera Board and Motion

Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:47 am

natdm wrote:I've tried to apt-get install libavformat but I get nothing.
Did you try apt-get install libavformat53?

Tim Barker
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Re: Camera Board and Motion

Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:57 pm

djscoutmaster wrote:Has anyone used the UV4L drivers for the camera module and motion as explained here

http://www.linux-projects.org/modules/s ... e&artid=14

?
yes but gave up and went back to using

sudo modprobe bcm2835-v4l2 and a 2B (although having problems using the same with a B+)

which seems to work fine with 4.1

maoanping
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how to consume raspivid raw output

Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:48 am

Hi everyone,

I am using pi camera for CV. here is my problem on consume raw output stream,

hardware: Rev 1.3 camera
software setup: raspivid --whdith 320 --height 240 --flush --framerate 10 --timeout 0 --nopreview --raw - --raw-format rgb --output /dev/null

I suppose to consume raw data from process pipeline stream. I am thinking that since each image is bytes length of width*height*3, so each image's rgb matrix should be byte[width*height*3], I just read stream order by order,

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for ......
byte[] bytes=new byte[width*height*3];
stream.readFull(bytes);
...
//convert to image
...
but this does not work as I respected. I find that the first image is total correct, then from second one, the images are dislocated, then from somewhere again correct, then dislocated,..... the video is flashing in looking.

the image

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