Camera Board and Motion


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by nazargren » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:58 am
Hi everyone, I'm using Wheezy and have Motion working perfectly with a USB webcam, and I was wondering if there are any extra steps when configuring/connecting the Pi camera to motion as compared to the USB webcam, and if so, what are those steps? Thanks!
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by ghans » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:28 am
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by nazargren » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:17 pm
How do I set up Motion-mmal?
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by jbeale » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:44 pm
It was very easy. I got a working system in a few minutes without understanding anything about motion or ever having used it before.

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    $ sudo apt-get install -y libjpeg62 libjpeg62-dev libavformat53 libavformat-dev libavcodec53 libavcodec-dev libavutil51 libavutil-dev libc6-dev zlib1g-dev libmysqlclient18 libmysqlclient-dev libpq5 libpq-dev
    $ wget https://www.dropbox.com/s/xdfcxm5hu71s97d/motion-mmal.tar.gz
    $ tar zxvf motion-mmal.tar.gz
    $ ./motion -n -c motion-mmalcam.conf


That got me going. Then I started wading into the config file to tweak things. See also this post and subsequent in that thread: viewtopic.php?t=44966&p=379561#p374790
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by Duckegg999 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:57 am
I've done this and I can get the camera capturing images but I have to manually start the Motion software running by typing the following....

./motion -n -c motion-mmalcam.conf

How can I get it to start running automatically at start-up?

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by djscoutmaster » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:35 pm
Has anyone used the UV4L drivers for the camera module and motion as explained here

http://www.linux-projects.org/modules/sections/index.php?op=viewarticle&artid=14

?
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by thepichild » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:42 pm
Hey guys, I've done all that, but i can't access it over web...
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by castikp » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:10 pm
Hello , I have the same problem.
Motion working perfectly with a USB webcam.
When a movement, save the image and send it by mail.
But with camera on board motion does not work.

I tried different procedures, for example uv4l driver:

wget http://www.linux-projects.org/listing/u ... /lrkey.asc && sudo apt-key add ./lrkey.asc
Add the following line to the file /etc/apt/sources.list : deb http://www.linux-projects.org/listing/u ... /raspbian/ wheezy main
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install uv4l uv4l-raspicam
uv4l --driver raspicam --auto-video_nr


device is registered as dev0, but motion not working with thid device. In each Picture is text: unable to open video device

motion.conf contains parameters:

# Videodevice to be used for capturing (default /dev/video0)
# for FreeBSD default is /dev/bktr0
videodevice /dev/video0

# The video input to be used (default: 8)
# Should normally be set to 0 or 1 for video/TV cards, and 8 for USB cameras
input 8

I tried to set instead of 1 or 0 instead of 8, but it does not work.

I do not know how to set the motion to acquire images from internal on board Cameras
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by ghans » Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:40 pm
1) Stop all uv4l stuff.
2) Load the official driver instead :
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sudo modprobe bcm2835-v4l2

3) Restart motion ( follow the instructions for using motion with standard webcams).


ghans

EDIT: typo , thanks to castikp for pointing it out
Last edited by ghans on Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
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by RpiName » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:19 am
castikp wrote:But with camera on board motion does not work.


See http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=89146
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by castikp » Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:46 pm
sudo modprobe bcm2835-v4l2
and camera is working properly
Thank you

I write text "bcm2835-v4l2" to file /etc/modules
And camera working also after restart.
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by avinash chekkilla » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:10 pm
I have worked with raspbery pi model B earlier and now upgraded to B+ now . Initially everything worked well, now the basic video capturing using motion isn't working its displaying a message "unable to open video device" while watching on a browser.
Ref:http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/665518/Raspberry-Pi-as-low-cost-HD-surveillance-camera
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by natdm » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:05 pm
jbeale wrote:It was very easy. I got a working system in a few minutes without understanding anything about motion or ever having used it before.

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    $ sudo apt-get install -y libjpeg62 libjpeg62-dev libavformat53 libavformat-dev libavcodec53 libavcodec-dev libavutil51 libavutil-dev libc6-dev zlib1g-dev libmysqlclient18 libmysqlclient-dev libpq5 libpq-dev
    $ wget https://www.dropbox.com/s/xdfcxm5hu71s97d/motion-mmal.tar.gz
    $ tar zxvf motion-mmal.tar.gz
    $ ./motion -n -c motion-mmalcam.conf


That got me going. Then I started wading into the config file to tweak things. See also this post and subsequent in that thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 61#p374790


I've been trying but I can't get it running..

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./motion: error while loading shared libraries: libavformat.so.53: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


I've tried to apt-get install libavformat but I get nothing.
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by rpdom » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:47 am
natdm wrote:I've tried to apt-get install libavformat but I get nothing.

Did you try apt-get install libavformat53?
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by Tim Barker » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:57 pm
djscoutmaster wrote:Has anyone used the UV4L drivers for the camera module and motion as explained here

http://www.linux-projects.org/modules/sections/index.php?op=viewarticle&artid=14

?


yes but gave up and went back to using

sudo modprobe bcm2835-v4l2 and a 2B (although having problems using the same with a B+)

which seems to work fine with 4.1
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