beatsal
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camera

Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:58 pm

Trying to install the PI camera. Connected it to the connector on the PI. Then:
sudo raspi-config
Went to interfacing option i.e. 5 and finish - so far OK
Then:
raspistill -o image.jpg
got msg "failed to install camera component"

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Re: camera

Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:00 pm

You need to reboot after activating the camera.
Did you do that?

beatsal
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Re: camera

Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:17 pm

yes, it asked me to reboot which I did

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Re: camera

Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:37 pm

check the camera cable is it inserted correctly in the connector.
Are the traces on the flexible PCB cable on the side of the contacts in the connector, so they actually make contact.
Also, press on the small connector that connects the camera module to the camera board, to see if it is seated correctly.

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Re: camera

Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:49 pm

Thanks camera ok now.
I have to see the camera feed, not sure how. Do I have to d'load vlc on my computer to see the camera feed?
not sure how.

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Re: camera

Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:09 am

beatsal wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:49 pm
Thanks camera ok now.
I have to see the camera feed, not sure how. Do I have to d'load vlc on my computer to see the camera feed?
not sure how.
The easiest way to see camera preview is to connect a HDMI monitor to the Pi.
Then run "raspistill -t 0" or "raspivid -t 0" to get an endless preview -- I use that for scene setup.
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Re: camera

Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:48 pm

Thanks tried but get syntax error on0 of raspistill -t 0

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