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frankpintosr
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3 Cameras - One backup, one dash and one facing the passenger compartment

Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:08 pm

I am looking to set up 3 camera's on mi RPI 3B+. One reverse / backup camera. I have a USB camera for this with an EasyCap adapter. The other two I don’t have yet. I want a front facing and rear facing camera on the dashboard. Both with the ability to record and review video on the Pi.

Can anyone offer suggested solutions? Thank you!
Thanks, Frank
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Andyroo
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Re: 3 Cameras - One backup, one dash and one facing the passenger compartment

Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:26 pm

Given the Pi camera has sync issues with long cables I would use the Pi camera connection for the front view and a USB one for the rear and passenger compartment (check the local law for recording people though - it’s a pain here in the U.K. and check with your insurance to see if they would accept a home made recording device as evidence in a bump).

The compute modules have the ability to have two directly attached cameras (but come with lots of complications) - there is a board that supports four camera but only one at once is active (Arducam or similar name).

You may like to have a look at https://dride.io/ - the software was FOSS at one point but if you want to keep it clean then https://era86.github.io/2018/04/10/pi-z ... shcam.html is based on a Zero and Lite. Not sure if a Zero would have enough power for three cameras though :lol:
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frankpintosr
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Re: 3 Cameras - One backup, one dash and one facing the passenger compartment

Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:38 pm

Andyroo wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:26 pm
Given the Pi camera has sync issues with long cables I would use the Pi camera connection for the front view and a USB one for the rear and passenger compartment (check the local law for recording people though - it’s a pain here in the U.K. and check with your insurance to see if they would accept a home made recording device as evidence in a bump).

The compute modules have the ability to have two directly attached cameras (but come with lots of complications) - there is a board that supports four camera but only one at once is active (Arducam or similar name).

You may like to have a look at https://dride.io/ - the software was FOSS at one point but if you want to keep it clean then https://era86.github.io/2018/04/10/pi-z ... shcam.html is based on a Zero and Lite. Not sure if a Zero would have enough power for three cameras though :lol:
I just backed Dride on Indigogo and will receive their Dride Zero! It looks awesome! Thank you for recommending it.
Thanks, Frank
RPI3B+ Carputer running OpenAuto
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 w/ Bose & Onstar
Carputer Diagram https://bluewavestudio.io/community/showthread.php?tid=812

Andyroo
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Re: 3 Cameras - One backup, one dash and one facing the passenger compartment

Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:22 pm

Can’t say I recommended it :lol: but glad you found the link useful :D

When you get everything please come back and let everyone know how you get on - sure someone else will find your comments handy.
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