It has some issues, and I'm not sure if they are related to the processing power of the Pi.
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One issue is the framerate is normally quite bad. It captures an AVI file, but it's very juddery. So if someone walks past sometimes it misses them entirely. I've tried lowering the frame size, but it makes no difference if it's 300px or 1280px.
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PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 14374 motion 20 0 99492 39m 10m S 95.4 21.6 4981:13 motion
Secondly the picture becomes corrupt quite often. This obviously makes motion thing something is happening on the camera and it starts capturing.
The server rsyncs the generated AVI files to another more powerful linux machine which extracts the frames and creates a gif. Here's an example of one that has been generated:
So, maybe I should get something more powerful for this job and use this Pi for something else. Or maybe there's something I can do to improve this?