Using an analog CCTV

Using an analog CCTV

What is the GMN? Forums Installation Using an analog CCTV

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    Whilst I’m waiting to put an order in for the full system with a Sony sensor, I thought I’d have a play with my existing analog camera, which you say is supported.

    I have this working on the Pi using mplayer, so I know that part’s good at least.
    It’s working with this command (I’m using an EasyCap device with an Empia 2861 chipset):
    mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:input=1:norm=PAL -vo x11

    So I’m trying to run a quick test of the software using:
    python -m RMS.StartCapture -d 0.1

    and it’s trying to connect to an IP camera.

    I presume that’s because of this line in the .config file?:
    device: rtspsrc location=rtsp:// ! rtph264depay ! queue ! h264parse ! omxh264dec ! queue ! videoconvert ! appsink sync=1 ; device id

    Can anyone advise what this config should be to work with my EasyCap device?



    …and naturally, 5 minutes after posting I think I may have the answer.
    Looking at the history on git hub suggests that config line should be something like:

    device: 0 ; device id

    Will test tonight, love the project by way can’t wait to get working with it.


    Hey Chris,
    you got it! We’re slowly dropping support for analog cameras, but as long as you manage to install the capture card/dongle and OpenCV supports it, it should work fine.


    Thanks for confirming.

    Using my existing analog camera is a good half-way house whilst I get familiar with the system and wait for my digital one to arrive, but yes going forward digital is the way – if no other reason than the cost 😉 Those Watec cameras are way expensive and we’ve just run out of stock of the cheaper models we’d managed to find.

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