Hello all, sorry for bothering you.
I have been trying over the last two days or so to get OpenCV up and running on my Raspberry Pi for a motion detection project I am working on. There are plenty of great resources that I have stumbled upon for this, but many of them are outdated or conflicting and I have found myself with a bookmark folder full of dead-ends and a Pi filled with broken libraries and outdated git downloads. (For example, I spent a few hours trying to get Pierre Raufasts' and Emil Valkov's older MMAL libraries running before discovering the addition of our newer v4l2 driver.)
Can anyone give me a short list of steps for this installation, or an updated link to check out the play-by-play of OpenCV installation?
If I am putting 2 and 2 together correctly, I think I might need to:
*Start a New Raspbian installation
*Update the Firmware to access the v42l driver
*Run the code listed Here. (although this has not worked for me yet)
*Use make to build the latest version of OpenCV (Not quite sure how to get it on the Pi to do so. I think the apt-get opencv is 2.3.1 and thus not useable?)
--Also heard this takes a few hours to build. That's fine with me if it ensures I am able to get this running!
*Determine the install locations of these things and how to include them in a Makefile?
Sorry, I'm sure that little list there must be a pain to read. I've been working with the Pi off and on, but I think waveform80's Python Picamera library has spoiled me a little bit. It is fantastic, but not quite what I need to do this more complex motion-based job, unfortunately.
Thanks in advance for any help.