Thanks, good to have a definite answer. I assumed it was possible because the timelapse pauses the preview, so I thought timelapse and video capture would be on different buses or something.btidey wrote:That is definitely not going to work. Time lapse and video capture are mutually exclusive at the lowest camera connection level in raspimjpeg.
The web interface stops you doing this, but as you have discovered it is possible to send commands to do this and the process then curls up and dies. We can put some extra checks in to reject tl commands in active video mode and vice versa to prevent the crash.
Whether it is even possible to do this at all I am not sure about, but the priority at the moment is to get built in motion detection using motion vectors to replace 'motion'.
And yes, looking forward to the motion detection being better integrated.