Using an analog CCTV

Using an analog CCTV

What is the GMN? Forums Installation Using an analog CCTV

This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  ChrisDakin 9 months ago.

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    ChrisDakin
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    Hi,

    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://192.168.42.10:554/user=admin&password=&channel=1&stream=0.sdp ! 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?

    Thanks.

    #330

    ChrisDakin
    Participant

    …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.

    #332

    dvida
    Keymaster

    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.

    #334

    ChrisDakin
    Participant

    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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