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Pi 4 as webcam for Pi 400

Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:59 pm

:D Hi. I need to use my Pi 400 as a Zoom machine but it does not have a camera. I have a Pi 4 which is too slow to run Zoom but has a camera port. How do I use for Pi 4 as a camera for my Pi 400?
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Re: Pi 4 as webcam for Pi 400

Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:04 pm

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Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:59 pm
I have a Pi 4 which is too slow to run Zoom but has a camera port.
The RPi4 is the same processor as the Pi400, if it's too slow then the Pi400 will also be too slow.

Look at whether you can overclock the RPi4.

https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/articles/ ... berry-pi-4
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Re: Pi 4 as webcam for Pi 400

Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:06 am

DougieLawson wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:04 pm
PiLabs wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:59 pm
I have a Pi 4 which is too slow to run Zoom but has a camera port.
The RPi4 is the same processor as the Pi400, if it's too slow then the Pi400 will also be too slow.

Look at whether you can overclock the RPi4.

https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/articles/ ... berry-pi-4
1. Pi 4 has 1gb ram while 400 has 4gb
2. I am asking about a remote webcam, not how to speed up a pi.
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Re: Pi 4 as webcam for Pi 400

Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:25 am

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Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:06 am

1. Pi 4 has 1gb ram while 400 has 4gb
2. I am asking about a remote webcam, not how to speed up a pi.
What you're asking for is unlikely to be possible.
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Re: Pi 4 as webcam for Pi 400

Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:14 am

possible maybe, sensible, easy, practical - not that much

pi4 can act as usb device via usb-c so 'Zero as usb webcam' solution could work on pi4 too.

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Re: Pi 4 as webcam for Pi 400

Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:14 pm

PiLabs wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:06 am
DougieLawson wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:04 pm
PiLabs wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:59 pm
I have a Pi 4 which is too slow to run Zoom but has a camera port.
The RPi4 is the same processor as the Pi400, if it's too slow then the Pi400 will also be too slow.

Look at whether you can overclock the RPi4.

https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/articles/ ... berry-pi-4
1. Pi 4 has 1gb ram while 400 has 4gb
2. I am asking about a remote webcam, not how to speed up a pi.
1. *your* RPI 4 has 1gb RAM, not everyone's. mine has 4GB.
2. see .1 :mrgreen:

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Re: Pi 4 as webcam for Pi 400

Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:36 pm

This might be what you want

https://github.com/geerlingguy/pi-webcam

Jeff Geerling has made the process simple. Not sure it works on a Pi 4 but I don't see why it wouldn't.

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