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by zoukimando
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Official V4L2 driver
Replies: 557
Views: 466948

Re: Official V4L2 driver

Just tried it on an upto date Zero W and it works just fine. It's about time I retired that old Pi I guess
by zoukimando
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Official V4L2 driver
Replies: 557
Views: 466948

Re: Official V4L2 driver

I've tried multiple times. The live view from motion just freezes. It doesn't error it just stops updating. However I should say that the device I'm testing this on is a rather old pi, in a remote location, still running Wheezy. I'll try it on something a little more current today
by zoukimando
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Official V4L2 driver
Replies: 557
Views: 466948

Re: Official V4L2 driver

Many thanks. Each time you run v4l2-ctl it disconnects Motion from the video stream, and I had Motion starting at boot. So when I made changes it appeared to do nothing. Once I restarted Motion after running the v4l2 commands it works fine. Many thanks
by zoukimando
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Official V4L2 driver
Replies: 557
Views: 466948

Re: Official V4L2 driver

Okay so I have night mode working if I use the v4l-ctl to capture, but I can't seem to get it to work if I use motion. Is there a trick to geting it working with motion?
by zoukimando
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Official V4L2 driver
Replies: 557
Views: 466948

Re: Official V4L2 driver

yup, I was being dumb. Serves me right for trying this after a set of night shifts ;-)
Many thanks for the prompt and helpful reply
by zoukimando
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Official V4L2 driver
Replies: 557
Views: 466948

Re: Official V4L2 driver

I'm sure I'm just being dumb, but I keep reading that I can just set the scene-mode to night, but I cannot see how. I've Googled it and got no where. I've tried various combinations of example code but nothing I've tried has worked. Like I say, I must be missing something obvious. Anybody give me an...
by zoukimando
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A+ shortage?
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

Re: A+ shortage?

"This has already been discussed a few times." You surprise me, I Googled around and searched on here and couldn't find any reference. I obviously looked in the wrong places. It is a little frustrating that, of the 4 main models, the Zero, A+, B+2 and B+3, the first two are so hard / impossible to f...
by zoukimando
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A+ shortage?
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

A+ shortage?

Can I assume the A+ has been held back / withdrawn until the new version is released? I was asked to look into a bulk purchase of some A+'s for a possible project, and when I looked, no one seems to have any. RS says it won't have any until June. CPC / Farnell says it's no longer stocked. Allied say...
by zoukimando
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi zero with camera module
Replies: 20
Views: 14398

Re: Pi zero with camera module

There used to be the Odroid W which could use Raspian and the Pi camera http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products ... 0610189490 but unfortunately it was discontinued due to supply issues. You may be able to pick one up on ebay
by zoukimando
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Looking for a case
Replies: 3
Views: 1707

Re: Looking for a case

by zoukimando
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Microphone
Replies: 1
Views: 1289

Re: USB Microphone

I use one of these http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/microphones/usb-microphones/gomic/ and it works well. I was hoping these might work as they seem the ideal size http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FG-Smallest-Super-USB-Mini-Desktop-Bluetooth-Microphone-for-PC-Netbook-Black-UK2-/371077186973?pt=UK_...
by zoukimando
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Cameras form Aliexpress
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

Re: Cameras form Aliexpress

yes, I got one. It's not bad. Image quality doesn't seem quite as good as the original, but not far off. The only odd thing I've found is if you turn off the led, it turns off the camera too
by zoukimando
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion - MMAL camera
Replies: 472
Views: 389896

Re: Motion - MMAL camera

I'm seeing the same frozen avi's in VLC but not if I open them in Winamp or Irfanview. Not sure why VLC has a problem but I've also seeing the same problem with vanilla Motion avi's
by zoukimando
Fri May 31, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Reading SD Card with Windows
Replies: 17
Views: 170326

Re: Reading SD Card with Windows

I use DiskInternals free Linux reader http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/ It allows you to view and copy from an ext3 formatted card, but not to write to it. There are others that allow writing too, but I've not tried those. See here for example http://www.howtoforge.com/access-linux-partitio...
by zoukimando
Wed May 15, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: STICKY: Foundation (old) Camera Board information
Replies: 446
Views: 298246

Re: Foundation Camera Board information

Just got mine, and wanted to say what a great job you guys have done. Far beyond my expectations. Well done guys
by zoukimando
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quality Issues with RS Shipments?
Replies: 12
Views: 2187

Re: Quality Issues with RS Shipments?

Mine was replaced but the replacement had a faulty ethernet/usb and would only accept one out of six SD cards, that all worked fine in my first edition pi, Sent this one back too.
by zoukimando
Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quality Issues with RS Shipments?
Replies: 12
Views: 2187

Re: Quality Issues with RS Shipments?

I've just received mine. Nicely packaged in a pink box, but when I opened the anti static bag out fell an unsoldered capacitor which, it appears, should have been soldered in TP1. About to return it now

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