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Insert date and time in filname on camera.split_recording

Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:47 pm

Hello all. First question here.
How can I insert tame and date in the filname when i do a split_recording?
I have defined tid as time, and if i insert it as camera.start_recording('1.' + tid + '.h264') it works only for the first file.
As it is under, it does not work.

import picamera
import time

tid = time.strftime("%Y%m%d%H%M%S")

camera = picamera.PiCamera(resolution=(640, 480))
for i in range(2, 11):
camera.split_recording('%d.' + tid +'.h264' % i)

The one over gives error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./recording.py", line 17, in <module>
camera.split_recording('%d.' + tid +'.h264' % i)
TypeError: not all arguments converted during string formatting
sys.excepthook is missing
lost sys.stderr

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Re: Insert date and time in filname on camera.split_recording

Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:11 pm


You need to update the time/date for each recording, at the moment you have it only updating once at the start of the program.

You need to make it the first line after the for statement.

And please when posting code use code tags as python relies on indentation to work correctly.
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