Raspberry Pi Camera setup

23 Sep 2013


Plug the camera

Plug the camera as explained here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GImeVqHQzsE

Update system

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Enable camera

$ sudo raspi-config

Enable Camera then reboot.


$ mkdir /home/pi/picam
$ cd /home/pi/picam

Capture an image in jpeg format:

$ raspistill -o image.jpg

Capture a 10s video:

$ raspivid -o video.h264 -t 10000

Capture a 10s video in demo mode:

$ raspivid -o video.h264 -t 10000 -d

Capture a 5s video in 1280x720 with a bitrate of 8Mb:

$ raspivid -o video.h264 -w 1280 -h 720 -b 8000000

Convert h264 to mp4:

$ sudo apt-get install -y gpac
$ MP4Box -fps 30 -add video.h264 video.mp4

Stream to VLC

$ sudo apt-get install vlc
$ raspivid -o - -t 0 -w 640 -h 360 -fps 25 | cvlc stream:///dev/stdin --sout '#standard{access=http,mux=ts,dst=:8090}' :demux=h264

In VLC: Open Network URL => http://IP:8090

MJPG Steamer

TODO: http://blog.miguelgrinberg.com/post/how-to-build-and-run-mjpg-streamer-on-the-raspberry-pi

Disable red led

$ sudo emacs /boot/config.txt

Add line:


Then reboot:

$ sudo reboot

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