presish
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custom settings no longer working on Buster

Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:27 pm

Hi Group,

I have been using fully customized settings on my Jessie OS for image capture (-awb off... -ISO 200 -ss 1000000 -awbg 8,8....). No matter what I change the images all look the same color wise on my Buster OS. The ISO does effect the image but the gain values no longer do. Is this a bug or did the parameters change names in Buster?

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Re: custom settings no longer working on Buster

Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:34 am

Please update and provide the output from "vcgencmd version". There was a bug related to the new awb algorithm, but that should have been fixed and I believe released through apt.
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Re: custom settings no longer working on Buster

Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:15 pm

6by9 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:34 am
Please update and provide the output from "vcgencmd version". There was a bug related to the new awb algorithm, but that should have been fixed and I believe released through apt.
Jul 9 2019 14:42:57
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version 6c3fe3f096a93de3b34252ad98cdccadeb534be2 (clean) (release) (start_x).

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Re: custom settings no longer working on Buster

Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:22 pm

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sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
Looking at the current distribution, the package was updated 19th August.
I'd need to check whether the AWB gains fix was included in that, but it's simpler for you to upgrade anyway and check for yourself.
If it's not fixed, then you could use "sudo rpi-update" to pull down the cutting edge firmware. There is a slim chance of regressions in those releases, but I believe it is stable at the moment.
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Re: custom settings no longer working on Buster

Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:44 pm

I did:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

awbg settings still are not changing image colors. So you suggest "rpi-update"??? I just remember this being a death sentence in prior OS

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Re: custom settings no longer working on Buster

Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:01 pm

Just did an "rpi-update" and still nothing. no matter the awbg values i put its all the same image.

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Re: custom settings no longer working on Buster

Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:24 pm

6by9 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:22 pm

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sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
Looking at the current distribution, the package was updated 19th August.
I'd need to check whether the AWB gains fix was included in that, but it's simpler for you to upgrade anyway and check for yourself.
If it's not fixed, then you could use "sudo rpi-update" to pull down the cutting edge firmware. There is a slim chance of regressions in those releases, but I believe it is stable at the moment.
Is there another suggestion? Not sure what is going on here with the camera settings

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Re: custom settings no longer working on Buster

Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:43 pm

From your duplicate thread (now locked)
Hi all,
I just installed a Buster OS (release date: 2019-08-26) on the Pi4. I did "apt update" and "apt upgrade" and "rpi-update". I am still unable to change my resulting images auto-white balance gain values. I have read reports on the AWB algorithm not working on this new version. Is there a fix yet?
How are you trying to change white balance settings.
I've just tested for myself

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raspivid -awb off -awbg 1.0,4.0 -t 2000
Nice and blue

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raspivid -awb off -awbg 4.0,2.0 -t 5000
Very red

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raspivid -awb off -awbg 1.4,2.0 -t 2000
About normal under my lighting conditions.

Confirm you have updated your firmware via "vcgencmd version" and post the output.
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Re: custom settings no longer working on Buster

Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:47 pm

Is this a fix for raspistill? I will post the version results Monday as I am away from the setup currently.

Does this work for any buster release? I have the release with the Desktop option.

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Re: custom settings no longer working on Buster

Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:25 pm

It was a firmware fix several months ago. I changed nothing, just tested it.
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Re: custom settings no longer working on Buster

Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:43 pm

6by9 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:25 pm
It was a firmware fix several months ago. I changed nothing, just tested it.
My version using "sudo vcgencmd version" is:
Sep 24 2019 17:36:31
version cd3add54955f8fa065b414d8fc07c525e7ddffc8 (clean) (release) (start_x)


------ Did you get it to work with raspistill?

Command I am running:

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sudo raspistill -t 1 -ISO 50 -awb off -ifx denoise -drc high -mm average -sh 100 -q 90 -e png -n -ss 1500000 -awbg 1.4,1.6 -o test.png

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Re: custom settings no longer working on Buster

Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:25 pm

6by9 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:25 pm
It was a firmware fix several months ago. I changed nothing, just tested it.
Did it work on raspistill? Also, posted requested info in reply above.


Do you have a detailed procedure to follow so I can test out the same image/updates/etc... you did? Not sure why my setup isn't working.


NOTE: I would prefer to get my current setup working as I had to do a lot of SW downloads onto the original Buster OS. I also tried PiCamera and that won't work either.

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